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Five Second Reviews
Black BarneyBlack Barney   August 18, 2017   136  
Ocean's 11 with hicks/rednecks? Hey, it's about time we see a smart movie (in this case, a heist one) with people from the South. I thought this was a real treat. I laughed a few times and was consistently surprised by several things going on. Most of which were probably Daniel Craig and Adam Driver's performances as southerners, which I really enjoyed. Katie Holmes was pretty awful though. Also, it's the most you'll ever enjoy someone getting a tetanus shot, "whatever happened to 3,2,1?!" It's just good ol'...
Five Second Reviews
Black BarneyBlack Barney   August 03, 2017   251  
I'm really mixed up about this movie. I feel super conflicted on how I feel about it. The acting is excellent, visually it's very impressive, the special effects are insane... but the screenplay and editing aren't great which doesn't make it compelling at all. For full disclosure, I didn't see the 2nd one (I did really like the first one), so maybe that's why i have no emotional pull at all to any of the characters. Maybe. I'd like to think rather that it's because too much attention was put to the special effects and not enough to the...
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   August 03, 2017   246  
Well that was a total blast. Fun to see a movie that puts a smile on your face for much of it, while also having a few moments where I'm in total awe at the masterful art direction and editing. The way they do the rotating camera in most of the scenes with Baby/Deborah, and all the spinning... you can just lose yourself in those scenes, and that's the entire point. They're the dream sequences but they're actually happening. The acting on all sides is really top shelf. Jon Hamm and Jaime Foxx...
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   August 01, 2017   322  
I grew up on Dunkirk street. I lived in a town where all the street names have some sort of historic significance. All I knew of the event growing up was that it was a large retreat in early WWII. That certainly doesn't mean much on its own, it's hard to understand or fathom the logistics in moving 400k men off a beach that has only one pier large enough to dock ships. Christopher Nolan has succeeded in doing something very special here, making you not only understand these things but feel what it was like...
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   July 25, 2017   329  
An actual funny and deep rom-com? Can it be? Honestly, i don't think it can qualify as a romance as much as a drama. A comedic drama. I lol'd several times and all the initial scenes with Kumail's family are fantastic. There's ton of real-ness and heartfelt-ism (I'm making up words today apparently) in this. There were times that this was yanking the emotions right out of me with crafty ease. I laughed, I cried, I was rooting for Kumail and even knowing how it turns out didn't take away at all from the movie. ...
Up Your Game
MattDPMattDP   July 24, 2017   939  
Regular readers will know I have a bit of a foam fetish. I’m sure it started when I discovered a hand-painted figure I’d slaved over had worn, even through a coat of varnish. Now I’m not happy with anything painted, no matter who painted it, unless I can be confident it’s cushioned in acres of sweet, soft foam. This proves a bit of an issue if you start collecting Fantasy Flight’s pre-painted Star Wars miniatures or, indeed, miniatures of any kind. For a lot of games regularly-shaped foam pockets are sufficient. They’re great for storing X-Wing...
Boardgame Reviews
MattDPMattDP   July 10, 2017   1290  
Dungeon crawling is the most overworked, over-produced genre in all board gaming. Even more so than impressive Renaissance nobles. It was a surprise, then, to find one mentioned over and over when I cast about for the most innovative games around. What could Vast: The Crystal Caverns possibly do to revitalise the most moribund group of games at all? The answer came as quite a shock, because it's not only new for dungeon games but for board games in general. Vast essentially makes each player play by a different...
Trash Culture
engineer Alengineer Al   July 05, 2017   1140  
Stanislaw Lem made me fall in love.
Five Second Reviews
Black BarneyBlack Barney   July 04, 2017   385  
As average as average gets. My 6-yr old, Emily, really liked it and wants to see it again. So the movie is a success on that front, but I'll let her grandmother take her the second time, I don't think I want to go through that again. This is my first foray into the Cars franchise (probably because i have no boys), so maybe I would have warmed up to the movie had I been previously exposed to these characters before. I don't think it would make that much of a difference. So...
Analysis
Gary SaxGary Sax   July 03, 2017   1026  
Ages ago I had a article series where I took games in my collection and thought about them via the one mechanic I think defines them.  Today I’m going back to that with Comanchería from GMT Games.
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