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Well, thanks to Netflix, I've been on a big movie kick as of late. I recently got to watch Predators, the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street, and the first Highlander. Predators was awesome and very in the spirit of the first movie. Never thought I'd see Adrian Brody go up against a Predator, that's for sure. And it was cool. Nightmare was a decent flick, thought it had a few too many jump scares. Jackie Earle Haley makes for one scary as hell Freddy. Highlander was good too. Clancy Brown certainly proves that he can be both scary and hammy with his performance as the Kurgan. And how can you go wrong with a soundtrack done by Queen?

Also went out and saw True Grit today. Good movie, especially seeing as how I'm a Coen Brothers fan. Might go see Tron again this weekend.

Since we get Netflix through the Wii, I've been watching some of the stuff they have available for instant play on it. Some of the movies are forgettable, but it also had Up, which I liked. It also has the first four seasons of the new Doctor Who on it. Had a marathon of the first season (with the 9th Doctor) and I'm about halfway through season two (with the 10th Doctor) right now. Hard to decide with Doctor I like better so far.

Also, just because I can't ever shut up about my game exploits, I'm very close to referring to Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion as "The Neverending Sidequests". I'm not even halfway through the main quest yet. Apparently Bethesda protagonists have adventurer's procrastination syndrome and the bad guys are very lazy. "Oh, the daedra are gonna invade at any time and the only way to stop them is to get the amulet back and crown Martin? It can wait, we still need to do that quest for the Dark Brotherhood." Also, I'm about halfway through my current Dragon Age playthrough. I'm honestly thinking of having Alistair slay the archdemon without going through Morrigan's ritual first. Then next two playthroughs I'm going through with the ritual.

And I'm done rambling now.
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Saw Tron a while back, but never posted anything on it. It wasn't a masterpiece of storytelling, but it was still a very fun movie. Very much a Tron movie. Even if digitally de-aged Jeff Bridges was kinda creepy looking. So yeah, I liked it.

Now, onto Dragon Age Origins. Fun game, very fun. Has the Bioware staples of being very long, letting you tell the story and shape the protagonist as you see fit, and being so fun that you don't want to stop playing. For my first playthrough I went with female human noble, who romanced Leliana.

For a Bioware game, it's got a lot of black and grey morality. A lot of the time there is no "right or wrong" choice. It really all comes down to what the player sees as the better solution. There are times when it's a little less ambiguous, though. It's also really dark, what with the PC suffering a personal tragedy in the first half hour of the game and then suffers tragedy after tragedy. Also unusual for a Bioware game is the lack of karma meter. I've heard it's got a lot of similarities to Balder's Gate, which I've never played but have heard is good.

I'm also such a huge dork that I've already got my next few playthroughs thought out in terms of origins, genders, and love interests.

So yeah. Tron is good, Dragon Age is good.
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Well, now I can safely say that I've seen Inception and No Country For Old Men. The movie that's been the talk of nerds everywhere and the movie that's been called good but depressing, respectively.

Inception was a very interesting movie, to say the least. Really made me think about the concept of dreams and the logic behind the dream world was pretty neat. Also, Eames was so gay for Arthur.

No Country for Old Men... I felt like I'd been bitchslapped after seeing it. It was a good movie, no doubt there, but it was not a movie you left feeling warm and fuzzy. Watched it with my parents. Mom got it and we actually had a lengthy talk bout it. Dad didn't get it. His loss, I think.

So yeah, good movies. Everyone should see Inception, but I wouldn't reccommend No Country for the faint of heart or anyone who hates depressing movies.

District 9

Sep. 8th, 2009 10:09 pm
arwingyoshi: (starscream+dreadmoon)
So, I finally saw District 9. I was awesome, I liked it. I thought it was very well-acted, the story was good, and the special effects were good. I liked the Prawns too.

cut for unrelated rant that nobody cares about )

Movie Meme

Aug. 25th, 2009 09:54 pm
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] swipeatronspark

1. Pick 20 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb, and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. No Googling/using IMDb search functions.

Behold, quotes )
arwingyoshi: (Prowl)
Well, I just saw the movie, and here's my thoughts on it.

Spoilers Ahead )
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I just watched the trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Two words: HOLY SHIT! :D

I SO cannot wait until this summer when that movie comes out! It looks like it is going to be so awesome!

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Well, my parents and I went to go see Tropic Thunder at the local dollar theater. I was possibly one of the funniest movies we've ever seen. My parents sounded like they were going to die laughing. The humor was over the top, the acting was over the top and hilarious, the action was great, and it was just a really enjoyable experience for us. I highly reccommend the film for anybody who hasn't seen it.

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