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    Captain America: Civil War

    So sad... he just wanted plums.
  2. Was good... like crazy good. Well if you liked Winter Soldier... the style continues. If you were disappointed by Ultron... this movie fixes it. The film seems to follow a natural story and path, good pacing, good action, and lots of it. Only let-down was the dodgy CGI as some characters do their schtick, but it's toned down from Ultron which was obvious and bad. (For me the biggest flaw in Ultron was the corny humour and one-liners... in Civil War the humour is more subtle and therefore funnier. It was such a genuine delight to hear the packed cinema chuckle with appreciation at the mirth. The second biggest flaw was the telescoping of MCU in ham-fisted ways. This returns to credits-scenes like it should be. I blame the first bit on JW but the second on the Studio.) Spider-ling is a perfect cameo. . . . Can we forget BvS now? I feel dirty just typing those letters in that order... bleagh.
  3. TibSun... my least fav C&C game. (TT is not included.) But FK music was 'on point'... great atmospheric stuff.
  4. *parse* those lyrics... unusual word choice.
  5. Mr Ford would beat the snot out of Putin in the macho stakes, but if I wanted anything done... West Wing was the *best* political show...
  6. My fav memory, and one I've spoken about before, is when it magically appears in the latter mission is the original C&C defying the established in-game mechanics... I can't remember the mission name though.
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    Pic of the Day

    It's more a case of do you want to change to this flag, rather than do you want to change the flag at all. If they asked a referendum on whether to remove the union jack from the NZ flag, it would probably have been a resounding yes. Then once you're resigned to that change, it's easier to motivate the population to pick an alternative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo71-n3ogqQ ^ It was UK Comedian John Oliver talking about the issue.
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    Pic of the Day

    . . . I forgot to congratulate NZ on their new flag!
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    Video of the day

    Watched it only to find out what it was... finished watching it... and I'm no wiser. update: Old... but new to me. Eurovision 2016 - Man v Machine ^ Luv this guy. ^ broccoli that's what my food eats, that's my food's food, I don't appreciate you eating that... ^ ingenious lego pop-up castle
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    Video of the day

    Yay! SPAZ2 Early Access / Beta in a few weeks... http://store.steampowered.com/app/252470
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    Captain America: Civil War

    Nah... Zocom7... they're really just cameos... really good cameos... but Cap carries the movie. You still have to check your brain at the door, but when you think about comic book heroes have a punch-up in a western saloon... the fight at the airport... ticks all the right boxes. Don't over-think it, just enjoy the ride. 3d would be a waste of time, as a lot of the hand-to-hand is close-up shaky cam... UPDATE: Watched it again on the weekend, while you notice more of the flaws the second time, I also appreciated some of the setup. Take note of the VW scenes and how it prepares the frame of mind of the viewer for the next scenes... or how the big reveals in the SILO setup the climax of that scene. By no means a perfect film... but flat-out fun and enjoyable. I'm a bit sceptical about the next XMEN movie though... that looks like a dubious effort. The last Xmen movie (days of future past) almost made me give a standing ovation at the end... but I have a sinking feeling about the next Apocalypse one. When Winter Soldier came out - it was a great action movie in it's own right. Hardly a comic book movie at all... everything was technologically based or enhanced. I didn't think they could pull off a super-powered movie. But they did. Maybe Xmen can do it too. Maybe. Last word on Civil War... a 'new' spiderman reboot *without* an origin story. Yeeahah!
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    Now Playing - Games

    Oh, I've been really having fun with PVZ:Garden Warfare 2 on my XB1.
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    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    I think I would have enjoyed this death star tie-in, if there wasn't one in TFA... Still... DONNIE YEN! Boo-YAH! EDIT: When thinking about Donnie Yen recently I went looking at some of his great fights. This one with Jet Li, where the fight was in their minds first. To me, it seems like how they should have 'enhanced' the 'A New Hope' fight scene with Obi and Anni. Maybe the fans will do it justice one day... Of course... there is this explanation as well...
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    Pic of the Day

    Ok well you surprised me on that last one!
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    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Looked great, but upon reflection it seems unnecessary to have another female lead... I know that sounds sexist... but she doesn't seem that different from Rey's character in the glimpse we have here. Just seems redundant... Luke and Han are clearly different characters. Couldn't the new female character be different as well? And the death star... again. What are we... a One trick pony? I would have preferred a SSD. Still... DONNIE YEN! Boo-YAH!
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    Video of the day

    A fan builds a lifesize ATST in his backyard and doesn't tell anyone, then a passerby spots it and posts these videos.... http://www.slashfilm.com/life-size-at-st/
  17. I watched this movie and I thought it was awful...
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    Video of the day

    ^ Anyway this fancut trailer shows that all they really needed to do was play the song to make it better... [i don't get Saturday Night Live here in free-tv-land-australia, so I can't really compare/complain... but from the little I've seen... the old/original cast certainly had better jokes.]
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    Video of the day

    Re: Ghostbusters 2016 I liked the trailer, but apparently I'm in the minority. Can't wait to play this... ^Live action trailer
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    Video of the day

    I was watching this random Kung Fu movie on netflix the other day, and I was fascinated by this torture/murder scene where they placed wet paper on top of a comatose victim to suffocate the guy and leave no marks. Not sure if the bad youtube version correct starts at the point... it's about 1hr and 11mins into the film. Edit: Nah the embed at current time doesn't work apparently?
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    Trump v Clinton

    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=503018107 In this Viv 5 mod, you can play as Donald Trump, supreme dictator of the United States of America and CEO of the Trump Organization.
  22. Just to get in trouble - I hope that EA release a C&C mobile game. A large portion of my gaming time is on a mobile device nowadays. I still think a decent C&C game can be made on the device. . . . Of course my nightmare is the inevitable endless runner of Tanya collecting Ore with your choice of tanya-actress-for the low-low price of 30 Tiberium Crystals.
  23. Tough call... since I never played competitively or online mp, it was usually random vs ai. Therefore I abstained from the poll.
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