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  1. Anyone played Riverbond or Earthlock? Fancy something that’s not too taxing.
  2. sandman

    Nintendo Switch

    Never been a fan of pay pal at all. Luckily I managed to get a £50 voucher in Tesco earlier today
  3. I think it’s probably BTTF. Not a lot of women I’ve known like Robocop.
  4. Rocky A great start to a great franchise. Stellar performances from Stallone (arguably never better) and Shire. A well deserved best picture winner at the Oscars. 4.5/5 Rocky 2 Possibly my favourite of the series, particularly the fight which is just spectacular to watch. A great sense of drama and Weathers really starts to shine as Creed. 5/5 Rocky 3 Or maybe this is the best one? Mr T is so awesome and just downright frightening. The film packs an awful lot into its running time, not much fat on it. Another brilliant fight at the end. It’s also got THAT song. 5/5 Rocky 4 I think this might be a bit of a forum favourite but I think it’s much weaker than the preceding three. Lundgren is, of course, plain amaze but the plot is thin at best. I was starting to wonder why Rocky kept Paulie around as he’s just a twit. And let’s not get started on the bloody robot. 3/5 Rocky 5 Perhaps the least remembered of all the films. What’s blaringly obvious on a rewatch is how Rocky is bit of a simpleton compared to his character in R4. I suppose it’s down to the Draco fight, but it feels very jarring. It’s one of two films I always think of when thinking of how an actors life mirrors the character they are playing on screen (the other is Betty Blue). Poor old Tommy Morrison. Still, I do like the film for the most part. 3.5/5 Rocky Bilboa Stallone wisely decided to bring the character back from the dead. It’s a great film and Stallone does a stellar job at directing. It’s a bit of a daft set up, but it kind of works despite itself. It dawned on me last night just how important the theme is to me. It’s so iconic and stirs all sorts of memories from the last 40 years. 4.5/5
  5. sandman

    Nintendo Switch

    My switch isn’t accepting my debit/credit cards on eshop after I shut down the one I was using. Ive tried 3 different cards and each time it says the card issuer won’t let me use it. I called one of the card issuers and they said there wasn’t any issue at their end. Anyone else had this issue? How do I fix it? Resetting the Switch hasn’t helped
  6. I wish Nintendo life would hurry up and review realMyst on switch so I know if it’s worth getting or not.
  7. Poor old Snyder, he don’t half get a hard ride on here. I would rate 2 of his films as 4/5 and one at 5/5 I think I’m going to set up a fan club for him.
  8. Is it now? No accounting for taste is there. anyhoo, onwards and upwards Nausicaa If somebody asked me my fave Ghibli a few years ago I would have said this. But on this rewatch I thought it was only ok. 3/5 Castle In the sky This, on the other hand has gone up in my estimation. It’s too long, but it has bags of character and the first half hour is pretty much perfect. 4/5 Princess Mononoke Again it’s too long. But this time it’s not so much of an issue as the film is so amazing. The animation is not just a highlight for the studio, but for the entire human race. Excellent English dub as well. Just a staggering achievement. 5/5 The Running Man A good film with a great score. I was thinking that with Verhoeven directing it would have been brilliant. What an amazingly accurate prediction of modern America this was. I think Fireball was actually a pretty decent bloke for a stalker and would’ve been a good dude to share a pint with. 3.5/5 The Expendables 3 The series finally gets good, mainly down to Gibson as a first rate bad guy. The young expendables have the charisma of a wet towel, but the oldies are so amazing you don’t really notice. 4/5
  9. Pom Poko What the fuck did I just watch? Did Ghibli have a big drug problem for a while? I think its the most bizarre film I've ever seen by some margin. Recommended for heavy drug users only. 1/5 Raw Deal Mid-tier Arnie, but still pretty good. Some nice action and Arnie is actually acting! 3.5/5 Safe House More like Weetabix the movie. Theres nothing wrong with it, it does the job leaves you feeling vaguely satisfied. But its totally mundane and at no time do you feel excited. Everyone is on autopilot. It plods along and then it kinda ends. 2/5
  10. Mate, I was married by the time Virtua Racing came out.
  11. For some strange reason my two favourite british drama tv shows from the 80s were made into American movies in the 21st century. Even odder is that Mel is in both films. The Singing Detective While this is not very good, it does at least do a good job of Americanising the tale. But, it should never have been condensed in the first place. Also, Downey Jnr was far too young at the time for the central role. The whole thing feels a little off, despite Potter's involvement. 2/5 Edge of Darkness This is much better. Gibson is pretty much perfect in the central role, at least the equal of Peck in the original. Again, the film suffers from being condensed down, but the increased budget is put to good use. Huston and Winstone provide excellent support. It has a dark tone and a pretty decent script. 4/5
  12. I came into this thread expecting a spin off to the under rated disaster flick with Cusack and Woody VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!!
  13. Red Dragon Never understood the dislike for this. A top notch cast, great cinematography and a decent script. Was it that Ratner directed it? It’s his best film by some margin. Manhunter may be better, BTBH I haven’t seen it in 25 years and barely remember it. 4/5 The company you keep Check out this cast - La Beouf, Redford, Christie, Jenkins, Kendrick, Nolte, Sarandon, Cooper, Elliott, Gleeson, Howard and Tucci. Shame it’s not that good then. It starts well enough but it has no energy at all. Redfords directing career is very patchy and this is far from his best work. 2/5
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