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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby ajevans » 8:16am on 07 Jul 17

Just finishing watching 'GLOW' (Gorgeous Ladies of Wresting) on Netflix.

Funny, lots of great characters, and good inspiration if you wanted to play The World Wide Wresting RPG.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby j0rdi » 12:39pm on 07 Jul 17

ajevans wrote:Just finishing watching 'GLOW' (Gorgeous Ladies of Wresting) on Netflix.

Funny, lots of great characters, and good inspiration if you wanted to play The World Wide Wresting RPG.


Be honest though, did you only watch it for Alison Brie? I only watched it for Alison Brie... :oops:

I've yet to find a really good wrestling rpg yet that does everything I want it to (although at some point in time I'll definitely run my 80s WWF wrestlers vs alien invaders game - whether there's a market for it or not!). Maybe it's just that steeped in nostalgia for me that no game will ever manage it. :? It's like WoD Streetfighter, love the idea but just didn't feel 'right'.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Neil Gow » 1:17pm on 07 Jul 17

The problem with wrestling games is that they are a two headed beast. Managing the duality of the kayfabe in-ring action AND the out of ring stuff is ... difficult. Add to that the awkward issue that if you include the worked stuff you have to include booking, which makes matches almost irrelevant in the eyes of standard gaming operations and well ... It's hard!

The other problem is that the IWC makes the real life side of things seem like far more of a soap opera than it is. Heat being the obvious dramatization of 'your boss and co-workers think your a bit of a dick; don't expect a promotion.' - they are, after all, just people doing their job.

Do you want a RPG of people doing their job?

And it has the same issue as comics of getting people on the same page. Someone who lives in the Hogan/Andre bubble, an Attitude Era fan and Mr ROH/NXT/NJPW are going to have VERY different expectations.

I short ... messy

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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Evilgaz » 4:21pm on 07 Jul 17

Could you make Contenders happy and use something like that?

http://www.princeofdarknessgames.com/contenders.htm
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby j0rdi » 11:53am on 08 Jul 17

Evilgaz wrote:Could you make Contenders happy and use something like that?
http://www.princeofdarknessgames.com/contenders.htm

I've not read Contenders but I do have Piledrivers and Powerbombs (which they also made) and that doesn't scratch my particular itch.

Back to the OP!

Just watched the first season of Netflix's animated Castlevania series. Written by Warren Ellis and featuring Richard Armitage, Matt Frewer (why no Max Headroom reboot? they've done everything else!), James Callis and Graham McTavish (TV's Saint of Killers...) it's a pretty good (but NSFW) adptation of the video game.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby ncmreynolds » 1:48pm on 08 Jul 17

If you like that sort of stuff, Spiderman: Homecoming was very good fun indeed.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Darran » 5:28pm on 08 Jul 17

ncmreynolds wrote:If you like that sort of stuff, Spiderman: Homecoming was very good fun indeed.


Is it any better than the other Spider-Man films?
I am guessing it couldn't be worse! :evil:
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby ncmreynolds » 7:31pm on 08 Jul 17

Darran wrote:
ncmreynolds wrote:If you like that sort of stuff, Spiderman: Homecoming was very good fun indeed.


Is it any better than the other Spider-Man films?
I am guessing it couldn't be worse! :evil:


I reckon it is the best Spiderman movie, but obviously you don't like Spiderman movies.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Dom » 9:54pm on 08 Jul 17

Despicable Me 3 was fun, although not as good as the previous instalments.

Baby Driver on Tuesday, Spider-Man next weekend.


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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Darran » 10:40pm on 08 Jul 17

ncmreynolds wrote:
Darran wrote:
ncmreynolds wrote:If you like that sort of stuff, Spiderman: Homecoming was very good fun indeed.


Is it any better than the other Spider-Man films?
I am guessing it couldn't be worse! :evil:


I reckon it is the best Spiderman movie, but obviously you don't like Spiderman movies.


The more recent reboots were worse than the Tobey Maguire films but I do like Spider-Man.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby j0rdi » 1:49pm on 21 Jul 17

I'd say this is more of a what will I be watching in a few months time than 'seen recently' (but I just watched the trailer so :P).



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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby thenovalord » 2:22pm on 21 Jul 17

Darran wrote:
ncmreynolds wrote:If you like that sort of stuff, Spiderman: Homecoming was very good fun indeed.


Is it any better than the other Spider-Man films?
I am guessing it couldn't be worse! :evil:


I thought it was rather clever and fun version with good characters and not overly smash bang wallop.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby negromaestro » 11:59pm on 23 Jul 17

When your life is on the line, be grateful one of you rolls "notice" every time.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby ragr » 4:52pm on 28 Jul 17

Four things.

The Circle with Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. A film that had something to say about social media and tech companies but then spent all the time saying it weakly and with a lot of glossy 20 something fluff.

Passengers was pretty good and kept it fairly straight and tense until an inevitably overplayed, ludicrous action scene came along and blew credibility to the........vacuum. Where you die if you stay too long. Wasn't enough of a issue to deny the drama that had gone before but came across as a sop to to audience expectations rather than an invaluable part of the story; whatever happened to action scenes that were exciting AND realistic?
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I was mightily relieved to find that it wasn't a company conspiracy issue either and was a straight out morality tale.


Split I actually thoroughly enjoyed. From James Mcavoy's performances to the filming and the atmosphere it created, I was hooked throughout. And, the moment at the end that made me go "oh ****" with a lopsided grin? Priceless.
There's been a bit of a kerfuffle about depictions of mental illness with this film but I think, having now seen it, that the criticisms are unwarranted in that the focus is almost entirely on an individual with a disorder and not about the disorder itself. I can't really see how the film will significantly prejudice watchers anymore than people already are, or are not.

Finally, we watched Season One of Gypsy with Naomi Watts carrying the main role. It was intriguing and created plenty of speculation as to where it was going and, ultimately, what it was about although there wasn't quite enough in it to make it compelling viewing. I'm not entirely sure that Netflix are finished with just the one season as there were as many openings as endings in episode 10. It won't feature highly in my list to follow up but I might be intrigued enough in the absence of anything else.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby negromaestro » 11:47pm on 28 Jul 17

"Passengers" needed George R. R. Martin's input, since the writers did not want to leave Jennifer Lawrence lonely, and that is why they ruined the death-in-vacuum ending and revived the man who broke all the cryogenic suspension rules.
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