20:06 

Duell der Brüder – Die Geschichte von Adidas und Puma

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Another generic “based on real events” movie, i.e. not even remotely resembling the real events. All characters are written with complete knowledge of their real-life success and the core conflict of the movie is yet another angry wives cat-fight.

It’s not entirely unwatchable, but it loses a point for sheer historical inaccuracy.

@темы: Энтропия, Кино, Индустрия Развлечений, der - Die Geschichte von Adidas und Puma, Duell der Br&#252

20:03 

Titan Quest Anniversary Edition + Ragnarök

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Titan Quest Anniversary Edition

A nice package of the original game and it’s first expansion. They did a lot of minor tweaks and balance changes and added new, improved GUI and an increased game-speed option. There are also some minor content additions in the form of optional mini-bosses. This release have also added some steam integration. The achievements are mostly dull, tired and counter-productive. The best ones are for one-time most-effective use of the skill or ones pointing towards optional advanced bosses. The worst ones are working against the core gameplay feature of mixing different classes. Also it was free for the owners of the originals.

Ragnarök

Nordic has a peculiar scheme for monetization of the nostalgia. While everyone make sloppy re-releases and faux-HD remasters, the Nordic just makes minor quality of life patches and contracts a new DLC for the target property. One of which is this ten years late expansion to the Anniversary Edition.

First of all it significantly expands the stash. But still not making it unlimited to obsolete the TQVault (now with AE).
The new character class can nicely synergize, but don’t introduce anything new, just re-skins of other spells.
All new items looks good enough up close, but their icons stand out as cheap. If you compare them to the originals — you’ll see that they lack cell-shading and high contrast.
New NPC are voiced okay, but all enemies are just awful, and considering how much is there of them, you will hear them a lot.
New relics (etc) are the best part. We finally have XP boosters of which you can have a lot, and first relic for summoners.
Thrown weapons are plainly screwed up — they are not integrated in the base game, so until north you can only buy them. They are having half the range of a bow, but use the same character AI, so you get shot at while your dood just stands in place, instead of closing in.
Dyes being changed into local outfits is kinda ok, but I don’t think I like all of them or care that much.

New levels are amateur, there are a lot of places where you can miss the turn and will not know where to go. In an H&SARPG. Then, there is a ton of backtracking and bad placements of main quest NPCs. Resurrection wells are often placed right in the spawns of the enemies, so if you die just once, you can easily lose a million of EXP in a span of one minute, being repeatedly ganked on respawn.

Writing. You can easily say the difference between original uptight pompous tales of gods and heroes and new stories of sexual harassment, atrocities of war, adultery, respecting women minorities local tribes, the creation myths of kraut and cows and unending pants “jokes”. Not that it’s that much worse, at least it’s using real norse mythology names. But still, it’s not the same and it is less fitting for the setting.

Well. I don’t think this expansion is that good by itself, but it adds a new act and generally expands a good game. It probably is not worth the current asked price and it handles co-op in a disrespectful way, by just kicking DLC-less hobos out. But it is not ruining the base game and is fruitful for high-level EXP grinding.

@темы: Компьютерные Игры, k, Titan Quest: Ragnar&#246, Titan Quest Anniversary Edition, Titan Quest

20:02 

Aftermath (2017)

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A generic soapy dramatic drama about retarded people making retarded decisions, feeding crazy people’s delusions and then blaming everything on white-collar drone

@темы: Кино, Aftermath (2017)

20:01 

Justice League Dark

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A grimdark animated movie filled with weeaboo-style magic battles. I’m not that familiar with DC Comics, but this rendition of the Constantine is more akin to Marvel’s Doctor Strange than to the Keanu’s version. He spams random magical spells and deals more with other magic users than esoteric heaven vs hell religious plane.

It’s nice to see an adaptaion of other characters than another Batman or Superman story. Well, it kinda has Batman in it, but he is more of a comedic sidekick in this one.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Zatanna, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Superman, Justice League Dark, John Constantine, Green Lantern, Etrigan, Deadman, DC comics, Batman

19:59 

The Hippopotamus

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This is a some kind of a detective movie, with mom’s cynic undertones and poetry-like aesthetics.

@темы: Кино, The Hippopotamus

19:58 

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars

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A pretty generic spacemarine film and one good at that. It has returned news-flashes of the first movie and has bad-gov-good-joes plot, but it lacks its especial cynicism, and the villain is rather too vain. Plus, the only female soldier even wears indestructible full frontal 70s prostitute make-up inside the motorized armour.

Cinematography is mostly ok, but some cuts are too chaotic for no reason. Also it has lens flares and film grain. In the CGI cartoon. Film grain. Nosulus rift.

It turns out that i don’t remember anything at all from the Heinlein’s book.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, Starship Troopers

19:58 

Tom of Finland (2017)

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A semi-biographical movie about post-war period in finland and 80s AIDS crisis in the USA. It’s leaning a bit too much on the art-house post-modernistic not-rhyming vinegret of a timeline and PTSD flashbacks to the war, but overall it’s watchable.

The acting overall is fine, but the real Tom looked much better and manlier than Pekka Strang, who looks like a hungry fish which survived concentration camp.

Though, it should have featured a little bit more of the art (say, on par with the Big Eyes movie) and exchange (at least some of) the post-modernistic editing to the post-post-modernistic\meta-modernistic stylization. Which is already kinda there with him seeing his character from time to time. And which also is the main feature of this artist’s works, basically being a kind of the spiritual sequel to the riace warriors, and predating overly ripped and dry Mr. Olympia craze.

As far as Oscars are nominating the movies by the merit of the tokenism, they at least can take this as an okay one, over some made-up soppy garbage which they will definitely nominate instead.

@темы: Кино, Tom of Finland (2017)

19:56 

Tom of Finland (2017)

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A semi-biographical movie about post-war period in finland and 80s AIDS crisis in the USA. It’s leaning a bit too much on the art-house post-modernistic not-rhyming vinegret of a timeline and PTSD flashbacks to the war, but overall it’s watchable.

The acting overall is fine, but the real Tom looked much better and manlier than Pekka Strang, who looks like a hungry fish which survived concentration camp.

Though, it should have featured a little bit more of the art (say, on par with the Big Eyes movie) and exchange (at least some of) the post-modernistic editing to the post-post-modernistic\meta-modernistic stylization. Which is already kinda there with him seeing his character from time to time. And which also is the main feature of this artist’s works, basically being a kind of the spiritual sequel to the riace warriors, and predating overly ripped and dry Mr. Olympia craze.

As far as Oscars are nominating the movies by the merit of the tokenism, they at least can take this as an okay one, over some made-up soppy garbage which they will definitely nominate instead.

@темы: Кино, Tom of Finland (2017)

19:54 

Tom of Finland (2017)

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A semi-biographical movie about post-war period in finland and 80s AIDS crisis in the USA. It’s leaning a bit too much on the art-house post-modernistic not-rhyming vinegret of a timeline and PTSD flashbacks to the war, but overall it’s watchable.

The acting overall is fine, but the real Tom looked much better and manlier than Pekka Strang, who looks like a hungry fish which survived concentration camp.

Though, it should have featured a little bit more of the art (say, on par with the Big Eyes movie) and exchange (at least some of) the post-modernistic editing to the post-post-modernistic\meta-modernistic stylization. Which is already kinda there with him seeing his character from time to time. And which also is the main feature of this artist’s works, basically being a kind of the spiritual sequel to the riace warriors, and predating overly ripped and dry Mr. Olympia craze.

As far as Oscars are nominating the movies by the merit of the tokenism, they at least can take this as an okay one, over some made-up soppy garbage which they will definitely nominate instead.

@темы: Кино, Tom of Finland (2017)

19:53 

Tom of Finland (2017)

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A semi-biographical movie about post-war period in finland and 80s AIDS crisis in the USA. It’s leaning a bit too much on the art-house post-modernistic not-rhyming vinegret of a timeline and PTSD flashbacks to the war, but overall it’s watchable.

The acting overall is fine, but the real Tom looked much better and manlier than Pekka Strang, who looks like a hungry fish which survived concentration camp.

Though, it should have featured a little bit more of the art (say, on par with the Big Eyes movie) and exchange (at least some of) the post-modernistic editing to the post-post-modernistic\meta-modernistic stylization. Which is already kinda there with him seeing his character from time to time. And which also is the main feature of this artist’s works, basically being a kind of the spiritual sequel to the riace warriors, and predating overly ripped and dry Mr. Olympia craze.

As far as Oscars are nominating the movies by the merit of the tokenism, they at least can take this as an okay one, over some made-up soppy garbage which they will definitely nominate instead.

@темы: Кино, Tom of Finland (2017)

19:51 

Batman and Harley Quinn

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An oh lol so random comedy action with jarring jumps in tone. It is incredibly dumb, but it actually works for what it tries to be.

The animation is mostly ok, but you can spot every shortcut they made during the production.
The film more or less fits into the DC animated universe (not to be confused with DC Animated Movie Universe), but that’s not official, yet.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Индустрия Развлечений, Swamp Thing, Nightwing, DC comics, Batman and Harley Quinn, Batman

19:50 

The Promise (2016)

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Note: Poochie died on his way back to his home planet

Mom's little armenian genocide schindler's list drama, where osman empire citizens are speaking english language with bad accents. And it is ruined by tacked on gag-inducing love triangle and Bale with fake stache playing the literal Poochie.

It could work as a serious straight-drama, but it is filled with amerikan tropes and prefers to use french songs over armenian.

@темы: Кино, The Promise (2016)

19:47 

Пересмотры.

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The Zero Theorem

Watching it second time reveals that it actually doesn’t have a cathartic ending. Though that is expected from Gilliam.

The Book of Life

Second time “outside” art-style looks even worse, “inside” art-style looks even greater and the story itself doesn’t feel that bad anymore. It even feels kind of good enough. But the generic cover songs and bad jokes are still jarring.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Кино, The Zero Theorem, The Book of Life (2014)

19:47 

Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash

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This is the first Scooby-Doo animation, which isn’t painful to watch for me. Because the modern “lego”-style writing, no matter the actual executors or sсript-writers, overwrites all other narratives and styles and make them work. I don’t know how that magic works, but all authors i saw so far are trying to use the medium instead of making generic cartoons, but with faux-lego design.
Though, cinematography is very strange — beside the usual bricks and low-effort fillers, like sky and sand, it has very, very high-resolution water, fire and smoke. Also a CGI cartoon has lens-flare. Seriously?

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Индустрия Развлечений, Scooby-Doo, Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash, Lego Scooby-Doo!, Lego

19:45 

Run Silent, Run Deep

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An interesting war\submarine movie, with the structure somewhat more akin to a detective, than a drama. There is not much to talk about, outside of just restating the plot, but the actual movie is well made and still works despite it’s age.

@темы: Кино, Run Silent, Run Deep

19:44 

Rick and Morty

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Season 1-2.

A tryhard ow the edge cartoon, which just like any other amerikan series is just reusing ancient sci-fi tropes and plots but with marginally different set of characters. The jokes are so tryhard — they are boring, that’s when they are jokes and not just amerikan flatulence. The morals and the view of life, which it successfully sells to amerikan celldweller mom’s basket-sons, are the most basic truisms for anyone outside of tiny “western world” (USA, Canada, Australia, centre of the EU). Stuff like that i heard every time my dad got drunk and wanted to talk at four in the morning in the kitchen if i wasn’t sleeping. You don’t need to be a mental giant to know how screwed up life actually is. Basic knowledge of school’s course on history and biology and couple of headlines from the news is enough for that.
The animation is garbage and the art-style is intentionally bad I Was Only Pretending To Be Retarded. Which also describes it in general, an outdated cheap post-modernism with unjokes. The only noteworthy episode is the last one, and not because it’s good, but because that would make an okay ending for the series and it is the only contextually edgy turn of events.
(~2015)

Season 3.

Just more of the same. Scratch that, it’s degradation to the more of the same. The last episode of the second season is reverted and everything suddenly went back to amerikan suburban lifestyle of a dysfunctional family. Wake up, The Simpsons started in 1989, they are almost as old as me. And that’s not counting possible live-action predecessors.
This season is somewhat kinda with a ten-meter stick attempts serialization, but never actually commits to it outside of mentioning it out of place from time to time.

Let’s take the Pickle Rick for example. We have an episode with a noteworthy action sequences in the sewers, which have a very bad and tired premise of family therapy. Footage of which steals run-time from the events in the sewer and interjects them, ruining the pacing. After the sewers the action side of this episode goes into an utterly racist and retarded fight, unrelated to anything in that universe and not really sound geographically, considering that we had a lot of aerial shots of the neighbourhood. It feels like this part was tacked on only due to the current amerikan racist sentiment created by corrupt libtard media to somehow red herring the public from their crimes. And the moral of the story is that therapy doesn’t work and Rick thinks he is smart. We get it, you vape.
Instead of doing a nice action episode, it is muddied with 4\5 of the stale cellophane garbage. And that applies to the whole season. Oh, and that serialization? Forget about it, they tried so hard and got so far, but in the end it doesn’t even matter — they reverted everything back again. And did it inside this short season, not even in the first episode of the next.

@темы: Энтропия, Мультипликация/анимация, Индустрия Развлечений, Rick and Morty

19:44 

Block’hood

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A small low-poly ecologically themed city-builder with GUI looking like something early-access brought. The mechanics are sound, somewhat unusual and interesting enough. The problem is that the main campaign\tutorial is so short — it still has half of the blocks locked in the last level. And aimless sandboxes are for kids and autists. Though, even kids are trying to come up with the stories when they play in the physical sandboxes. Also real sandboxes have a real challenge — you don’t want your creations to cave in or fall apart, instead of made up self-imposed challenges with no judges of your performance.

I would like to have a big full campaign and with better tutorials in this game. Something on par with Impressions Games’ city-builders.

It somewhat works and is playable in the UHD UWS Surround, but menus are screwed up.

@темы: Компьютерные Игры, Индустрия Развлечений, Block’hood

19:43 

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

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An animated feature film with an interesting art-style, but probably the worst world and storyline of this year (due to ass-creed counting as 2016). It’s so bad, it beats all of the Shrek sequels combined, with it’s right hand tied up it’s own arse. Watching this is like watching high-budget feature-length Ren & Stimpy “Adult Party Cartoon”.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Captain Underpants

19:41 

Army of One

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A one bizarro movie based on actual events. The protagonist is kind of obnoxious and jokes are kind of low effort, but the character found its actor. Nicolas Cage pulls the role off perfectly and all dark comedy bits and kool aid Jesús are working too.

@темы: Army of One, Кино

19:41 

The Hunter’s Prayer

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A generic post-action movie. But not in the sense of cinematography but in it’s subject matter. It’s tolerable but unremarkable and unmemorable.

@темы: Кино, Индустрия Развлечений, The Hunter’s Prayer

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