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KALofKRYPTON

Well, well, well! Sonic is looking like it's going to do very well financially(£55m domestic opening); and also yet another entry in the entertainment media seemingly taking against a film with all their worth only for ticket buying fans to go completely the other way.

I'm yet to read (not that I've gone looking particularly) a positive review from the usual critic reviews, not even anything in the vein of 'OK for what it is' - just lots of negative talk about the redesign as fanservice (and that somehow being a bad move).

It's quite interesting to see what should be an OK kids film that didn't actually get much press after the redesign getting a critical mauling but still doing really well, while Birds of Prey has had the run of the woke press for weeks but is tanking.
It is apparently a decent film for the most part - but the coverage is almost all extremely politicised with a woke bent seemingly designed to put off men.

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RagingFire_Fox

So is the Sonic movie out in theaters already?

All I wanna do is draw and play games

Arugula

@RagingFire_Fox Worldwide launch was today, or 2/14 depending on where you are. I'm sure some, such as RogerRoger, have perhaps caught early screenings.

Arugula

RagingFire_Fox

@Arugula Really!? Had no clue, just shows how much I pay attention to these things. I wanted to see it due to Jim Carrey.

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Th3solution

@RogerRoger Thanks for the review, bud. It’s well done, as always. I’m not a Sonic fan, but I do like Jim Carey in small portions. Your report is just about what I thought I was likely to experience with the movie based on the surprisingly decent trailer. Maybe I’ll watch it eventually. (Good to have your presence back in these here parts, by the way. If even only for a brief interlude)

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Ralizah

@RogerRoger Honestly, Carrey is my biggest concern about the film. His brand of humor is fine when it suits the material (like The Mask), but his acting and general look are so weirdly different from what one traditionally thinks of as Eggman (yes, let's pick a wire-thin man to play EGGman) that I feel like he'll feel out of place overall.

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RR529

Stripes (Blu-Ray) - 80's comedey that see's a 20 something slacker played by Bill Murray convince his best friend to join him in signing up for the US Army ('cause hey, it's not like his current life is taking him anywhere), bumbling through boot camp, and saving the day after nearly starting a war with the Soviets.

It's a fun enough time. Some scenes seem misplaced (like when they find themselves air dropped into Central America, which doesn't really fit where they put it, or anywhere, but they wanted to use it anyway), but it otherwise works. Seems to have less frentic energy than comedies that come out nowadays, and quite a bit more nudity (which seems rare these days, even in adult comedies oddly).

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PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

KALofKRYPTON

@RR529 ah! I loved Stripes! Been a while since I saw it though. Used it watch it along with Spies Like Us.

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RR529

@KALofKRYPTON, I've never seen that one, but it's one I've been interested in picking up one day.

I actually wanted to get a John Candy film called Summer Rental as well, as I liked what I seen of it on TV, but it's apparently not on Blu-Ray (despite the fact that an HD version of it exists, as that's how I believe it was shown on TV).

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KALofKRYPTON

@RR529 Spies Like Us is easy to write off as typical of the era, but it's actually a pretty great film. It's another one Aykroyd had intended for himself and John Belushi I think.

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nessisonett

Watched Unforgiven tonight. It was truly as good as I’d heard, with brilliant performances from Eastwood and Hackman. I’m a big Western fan from the classics right to the modern greats but Unforgiven carves itself into history as the definitive last word on Western movies. I was reminded a lot of The Beguiled, another Eastwood film that was recently remade with Colin Farrell. I think the understated nature of the movie, culminating in swift, brutal violence subverts the romanticised ideas of the West. It’s also interesting to see the many influences it had on RDR2. The town of Big Whiskey is an absolute double of Valentine and the subplot of English Bill and the biographer was surely pastiched in the Gunslingers quest. I’d recommend Unforgiven to any fan of cinema, hands down.

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Arugula

Been watching a few older movies recently. They tend to be every bit as good as stereotyped. Dirty Harry, for one, is especially good.

Arugula

KALofKRYPTON

I'm not entirely sure that this is legit. But if it is, I will say that I'm really not keen.
I don't hate it. But as I said before, the BvS suit has ruined me for other bat-suits! 😂
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nessisonett

They’re filming The Batman in Glasgow next weekend so hoping I can catch a glimpse of Battinson!

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WanderingBullet

@KALofKRYPTON The shape of the ears, it's looking a bit like Christian Bale's Batsuit's cowl design.

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FullbringIchigo

i don't know how big people are on the MCU here but this is still good news but Sony Pictures Head says he wants Spider-Man to STAY in the MCU

https://screenrant.com/sony-spiderman-mcu-movies-disney-deal/

also apparently this new deal lets Sony use MCU Spidy in their own films such as Venom (apparently MCU Spidy will cameo in Venom 2 which would retroactively make Venom a MCU film)

i also imagine that now Disney owns all merchandising rights to Spidy (thanks to the new deal they came too last year) they too will want it to continue so they can sell toys and the like from it which will make them a lot of money

all in all i think it's a win-win for both sides to keep it going

although i'm still not sure how they are going to follow up from that cliffhanger ending in Far from Home

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KALofKRYPTON

@FullbringIchigo Urgh.

Holland is awful. MCU Spidey is easily the worst modern movie Spider-Man just for the lazy weaving in to the MCU, never mind that Far From Home and Homecoming are both quasi-origin/coming of age stories.

I'd have liked to have seen Sony use a different Spidey, and let Disney run with Holland in the MCU films.

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KALofKRYPTON

In more exciting news, I've booked tickets for Sonic on Saturday!

PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

Twitter: @KALofKRYPTON (at your own risk, I don't care if you're offended)

"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

FullbringIchigo

@KALofKRYPTON he's a lot better than Garfeild was though

point is just the fact two huge companies are willing to work so closely together on something like this is a good thing, regardless on if you like MCU Spidy or not isn't the important factor here

besides after how much of a hit Into the Spiderverse was i imagine Sony will want to capitalise on that too

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