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  1. Treble

    Huge Capcom Announcement - Home Arcade

    Absolutely this. If it actually gets released, after all the FBA fandango, it's got 'mental collector's item' written all over it.
  2. I've really enjoyed these @mansizerooster and agree with pretty much everything you say (by and large ). Thanks for taking the time to do it
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019)

    Just watched a few speculation videos, and one thing that keeps recurring is Tony's injured left arm. He's shown nursing it in several films, but most obviously in Civil War.
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019)

    I watched a vid that says it was at an early screening, taken on someone's phone. It said there were Arabic subs on the copy. I'm not sure how much of that's correct - no chance I'm looking either - or who'd be at a screening like that. I'd guess an investor screening normally, but those things are usually very secure and the people attending want to keep it secret to protect their investment.
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    Pet Sematary 2019 remake

    Yup, it's basically an EC horror/Tales from the Crypt-style story with higher emotional stakes. Would work fine as a segment in a Creepshow, ironically enough.
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    Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy (now "on hiatus")

    Some, maybe, but Lucas picked Kersh personally and then also worked hand in hand with him on the production. I feel like ESB adds loads to the mythos without actually subtracting anything.
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    Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy (now "on hiatus")

    Yeah, I do think that KK found herself out of her depth, but that it was put in her hands with the best intentions by Disney - she's been the best 'keeper of the flame' bar Lucas himself in just about forever.
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    The Lion King (Live Action)

    The Jungle Book had a reason for being remade. The original Disney film wasn't very good (I love it, but objectively it isn't) and also it was based on a novel, so there was scope for reinterpretation. The Lion King was written for the screen; there's no deeper well to draw from than that. Oh, and it's perfect. Only a fool tries to improve on perfection.
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    Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy (now "on hiatus")

    Taking my SW hat off and putting a purely film critic-style chapeau on... What's funny (peculiar) is how much 7 and 8 are entirely in keeping with the directors' previous films. TFA is pure JJ and TLJ is pure RJ. There's no template been established, no continuity of lore between both. TFA is a rip-roaring adventure done at full sprint, with some good threads that could be picked up by another creator. But like JJ's other stuff, it's great on character but shallow in terms of universe-building, and has diminishing returns on a re-watch as so much content is recycled. Episode 8 is almost a rebuke to 7. RJ seems irritated by JJ's setups and deliberately dissects them. I think it does this mostly for the better; it's a bit more mature and hints at a more complicated universe. In terms of it being a film, though, in my opinion it's... not great. The pace is jerky, the humour is totally out of place, he doesn't present action in a very exciting way (excepting the Snoke Room fight), and some characters' arcs are unnecessary so you end up bored or disappointed by any scenes not containing Rey, Luke or Kylo. So in answer to your post, @Darren, I think a lot of people are disappointed that Disney took the route they did: instead of giving the franchise to one creator and vision or, alternatively, having one MCU-like producer who governs the house style and continuity with an iron rod, they have a halfway house between the two which has made the franchise very messy. With so much storytelling potential available in that universe, it's a shame to see such a wild variance in quality and the types of tale being told.
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    Retro repair and refurbishment

    I never think to look on there, thanks for that. Much cheaper! Ordered
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    Retro repair and refurbishment

    It really is. Back to the Vita, I can't get the face buttons sorted at the moment. I have a suspicion the contact pads have something under them that the machine doesn't like, possibly silicon lubricant that some moron sprayed haphazardly into the works I'm going to try a 'hard' refurb with lots of scrubbing and isopropanol, and if it's still gack i'll pick up a replacement from here. Then the official story will be it arrived in that condition and I heroically restored it with replacement parts. Shhhh...
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    Pet Sematary 2019 remake

    Saw this today. Oh my god, that's the worst horror I've seen at the cinema in many a long year. It was worse than The Nun... worse than Wish Upon, even. I'm frankly astonished this is getting anything other than panned. The effects are terrible, the tone pompous and the 'scary' bits are just hilariously bad. People were laughing at them in my screening. The film makers basically made a remake of the terrible 1989 film... and that one was better than this, as at least that one's shitness was entertaining.
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    Retro repair and refurbishment

    My venture into Amiga restoration didn't go well, so I wish you luck. I got so fed up of cleaning dust off of stuff, or having to buy expensive air cans, I invested in an air duster. Can't recommend it highly enough if you often refurb old gear, or even just own computer equipment! Does an amazing job on desktop cases and all types of keyboard https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01G1Z0RF0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_GwTSCbBA5YG1J
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