Dubird

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  1. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Pacific Rim Uprising   
    Saw the latest trailer last night, totally looking forward to it!  HSpoon doesn't want to go as the first one had to many science holes in it for him to just enjoy the giant robot vs. kaiju parts. 
  2. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in dance in the end zone   
    so, this is a thing lol
     
  3. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Hitman's Bodyguard   
    So, not going to win awards or anything, but it was a fun and funny movie.  If you're up for watching Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Renolds have fun with their characters, totally worth seeing!
     
  4. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Pacific Rim 2   
    Squeeeeeee! 
     
     
  5. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Kung Fu Yoga   
    Huh.  There were subs, the languages used were English, Mandarin, and Indian.  Which was really weird, but kinda cool.
     
     
    Edit: so, just out of curiosity, checked it out on amazon, and there's a review at the top saying yes, it does have captions, but amazon changed how their player works right before it came out, and since they didn't let anyone know about the new controls, people aren't finding the captions.
  6. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Kung Fu Yoga   
    So, just FYI.  It's already out on Prime, and the DVD/BlueRay comes out Aug. 8.  You know, in case you're curious.
  7. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Baby Driver   
    There is some singing involved, but no one breaks out into a full song, it actually fits into the story really well.  The basic premise is he's a getaway driver and he was in a wreck when he was little that gave him really bad tinnitis in both ears, so he's always listening to music to drown that out.
  8. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Wonder Woman - Official Trailer   
    Yes, must highly recommend.  Gal Gadot was an amazing Wonder Woman, the action was well done, the story was paced well (though some of the exposition seemed a bit rushed, very minor issue imo), and was a lot of fun to watch.  DC FINALLY has a great super hero movie!
  9. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Mystery Science Theater 3000   
    Yeah, Reptilicus wasn't very funny, I admit I was a bit disappointed with it. Cry Wilderness made up for it.    the Wizards of the Lost Kingdom movies are pretty good too.  I mean, come on, David Carridine as a retired hero working as a smartass bartender?  That doesn't need riffing to be funny! 
    About the only issue I have is that Tom's voice is so different I have trouble determining when he's speaking as opposed to Jonah.  I mean, the guy does a great job, has Tom's personality down really well, it's just in a much higher register and that bugs me. 
     
    And some of my favorite movies are with Mike, though the Ninja Master ones are still in my top 10.
  10. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Mass Effect 1 - Playthrough   
    Been a while since playing ME1, so going off old memories here!  I love the infiltrator, but that's what I tend towards.  You still definitely need a close-range weapon, and while the heat system can get you into trouble sometimes, I do like not having to worry about running out of ammo in the middle of a huge fight!  Later games balance the weapons you can use better, so you can load up with a sniper rifle and an assault rifle, giving you good choices for both options.
    Yes, if your teammates have grenades as an option, they do sometimes use them.  I never worried about micromanaging my fights, though.  I learned who will do what (such as some characters running out into the middle of things) and worked with that.  Makes fights a lot more fun as your teammates aren't useless on their own.
    For gear, you don't have to equip everything you find.  Most stuff you can get at stores later in the game, and there's lots of gear combos that are effective.  Just go with what looks the best of the gear you have and can buy at a time, and you should be fine. 
    Save often and in different slots.  You may want to go back and redo some things later in the game.  But don't worry, the ending is pretty epic!
    Also, the Mako is fucking hilariously awesome to drive.  And fly off mountains!  I always got the feeling that when my Shepard was going out in the Mako, the other teammates would rock/paper/scissors and the losers had to join her.  There's a lot places you'll have to drive around in, but also a lot of places where you just run around and explore planets.  Talk to people and do a lot of random side quests; it's really interesting how some of those will show up in the other games.  Nothing major, just odds and ends and some neat flavor text type of stuff.
     
    Edit: just remembered his name, make sure you talk to Conrad Verner at the Citadel.  No matter what your responses are, make sure you do.  He does show up in next two games, but only if you talk to him in each game.  He's entertaining comic relief later in the series, so for amusement's sake, talk to him. 
  11. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Mystery Science Theater 3000   
    New season, w00t!
    For those that don't know, there was a kickstarter a couple years ago started by Joel to make new episodes.  Well, it succeeded well enough to make 14 new eps., and Netflix picked it up!  New cast, new voices, new sets, etc.  After watching all of them, I can say it's a typical MST3K season.  Some movies were 'eh', some were hilarious.  Some of the host segments were very 'meh' and some were awesome and hilarious.  So if you're a fan of the 'old school' MST3K, give it a look.  Watch the first three at least, as it starts out kinda slow, but gets better.
     
    Plus, one of the Mads is Felica Day.  And you can tell she was having tons of fun with it!
  12. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Suicide Squad   
    I Am Legend was awesome if you watch the original ending and not the shitty theater ending that invalidates the whole story.  ><
    Suicide Squad was a junk food movie.  Nothing substantial, but enjoyable and perfectly ok in small doses.  Not really any re-watchability for me, but I did have fun watching it when it came out.
  13. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Ghost in the Shell   
    So, saw it last night.  I've only seen the original movie, and that was a long time ago, so I can't really comment on where the story diverged.  HSpoon said they pulled elements from the manga and Stand Alone Complex to add to the story, so there's that.
    It wasn't the best movie I've ever seen but it was ok.  One thing I did really enjoy was the setting, it was beautiful and well-shot.  The cinematography was really well done.  It's the first live-action movie that actually looked very anime, which was kinda weird.  I kinda feel about it like I feel about Andromeda.  The settings were amazing and well put together, the story was ok.  Just, ok.  Not horrible, it was watchable and flowed ok, but there were odds and ends that felt out of place, mostly in the dialogue.  Still, it's worth seeing for the visuals, but don't expect an awesome story telling experience.
     
    Oh, and the do the camouflage really well, no floating head.  And it was fun watching her in a physical fight while being invisible.
  14. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in The Mummy Reboot   
    Well, it's not really a remake of the 1999 version, so I might be interested.  I'm sorry, no one can remake the Brendon Fraiser version, he was badass in that! 
    But, question.  Why are they playing the melody for Paint it Black?
  15. Myk JL liked a post in a topic by Dubird in IT - The Movie   
    BALLOONS AREN'T SCARY.  Stop trying to make balloons scary! 
     
    Screenplay not by Stephen King, it might work out.  Should be R rated, though, that's more appropriate.   I dunno, Tim Curry made the last movie/series enjoyable.  I don't know if they're going to have as memorable Pennywise as his is.
  16. Myk JL liked a post in a topic by Dubird in IT - The Movie   
    BALLOONS AREN'T SCARY.  Stop trying to make balloons scary! 
     
    Screenplay not by Stephen King, it might work out.  Should be R rated, though, that's more appropriate.   I dunno, Tim Curry made the last movie/series enjoyable.  I don't know if they're going to have as memorable Pennywise as his is.
  17. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Mass Effect: Andromeda   
    The only movement issues I have while playing is due to either A: hitting the right key on the keyboard (some of the things require me to use my pinkie, and for some reason, I always have trouble placing it ) or B: driving the Nomad.  And that's not a knock on the Nomad, I just suck at it.  I'm pretty much as horrible a Nomad driver as I am a Mako driver.  I always imagined the crew members drawing straws and whoever loses has to go on mission where my Shepard had to drive. 
     
    Here's a video someone did about what bothered him about the animations, and he's pointed out reasons for some of the things that make sense.
    One thing he doesn't mention is that the eyeballs have no shading. The white around our eyes is not completely white. There can be slight color on the edges because of blood vessels, and there's shading from the eyelids as well. That shading doesn't really touch the eyeballs in Andromeda. So the creepiness sticks out even more in some lighting situations.
    There's also the issue that there's very little body movement. There's occasionally an arm movement, but the dialogue tends to be characters standing almost perfectly still, no arm or head movement. It's like watching two mannequins swaying slightly in the wind talking to each other. We don't hold our heads still to talk, we tilt it, move it, turn slightly to the side, etc. It's puzzling to me how Bioware could go from ME3 animations that aren't perfect, but with subtleties that humans have, to demon-eyed mannequins. I don't know if it can be fixed in a patch (though I really hope so), but it's not going to stop me from playing. I'm enjoying the story and the exploration enough that I'm still going to play. But actual immersion is not going to happen with the animation the way it is.
  18. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Mass Effect: Andromeda   
    Ok, second look.  I figured out what's been bugging me a bit. 
    1: While the facial animations are ok enough for talking, it's the EYES that are off.  Either the character is constantly blinking or NOT blinking.  Plus, the eyeballs never stay steady, they jump around a lot.  I don't know if that's fixable in a patch, hopefully it is.  It is distracting right now, but hopefully I'll get used to it.  Though, it is rather sad that the facial animation is BETTER in ME3.  Not sure why they would step back for that, but if it is patchable, I'm willing to wait it out.  The body animations are on par with ME3, so I'm rather used to them by now.
    2: The VA is only half good.  What I mean by that is many VAs do a good job, including FemRyder.  (don't know about male Ryder yet)  But many others are just....bad.  Poor pacing, very stilted and stiff.  I don't know if it's bad direction or just not good VAs.  I lean towards bad direction because one of those that doesn't sound good is the VA for Liara T'Soni, and she's great in the first trilogy.  (no, she's not in it, but you run across a few logs sent to one of the other characters)  That's more distracting than the facial animations for me.
     
    With all that being said, the story is very good, I'm totally invested in my Ryder, so looking forward to seeing where it goes from here!  Unfortunatly, real life is getting in my way with that pesky 'job' and 'school' that I'm signed up for.  Damn you, RL! 
     
    As for combat, I still suck at aiming, but I'm getting better!  Don't like how they handle cover, hoping I can get the hang of it since it's not a good idea to stand there and let bad guys unload a clip on you while you're trying to hit them!  Tactical cloak is still the best power ever.  Of all time.  Being able to sneak up on bad guys and drop them before they can return fire is very satisfying. Still getting used the HUD as well, but that's not unusual for me.  It always takes me a while to really get the hang of where to look for my information I need.  Overall, combat so far is fine, interested to see what the new powers can do.  *evillaughalaKrankor*
  19. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Kung Fu Yoga   
    So I have no idea if this will be showing where anyone else is, but if it is showing, go see it!  Essentially, it's Jackie Chan does Bollywood and it's HIGHLY entertainging!  The story's a bit choppy in places, and honestly, it's a silly concept, but was a lot of fun to watch.  Plus, it ends with a traditional Bollywood musical dance number, how cool is that? 
     
  20. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Gaming moments that "shell shocked" you?   
    Dragon Age 2, when the Chantry is destroyed.  I never wanted to reach into a computer and bitch slap someone as hard as I did at that moment!
  21. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales   
    In all honesty?  Eh.  I think they've overplayed this story, it's time to move on.
    Though, I'm not sure a move about It's A Small World would do well. 
  22. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Stranger Things   
    Yeah, we really enjoyed it here. Very good job of adding tension without it being 'jump scares', but with enough down time to relax between events.
    Looking forward to the next season!
  23. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Mass Effect: Andromeda   
    Already preordered!  ^^
     
    And Sledge, they're probably thinking about Fallout 4, which had a season pass but ended up with many more DLCs then they had originally planned.
  24. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Long abscence   
    So, 'ello again all!
    Been a while, but I'm still alive.  Wondering who's still around. 
    I am sorry it's been so long, r/l has been....hectic.  *blaurgh*
    Anyhoo, yay AC!
  25. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Pokemon Live Action Movie Announced   
    Actually, that might be a Pokemon movie worth watch.  Explosions!