Movies: Resurrection

I took a quick break from gaming to check out the latest additions to Netflix, Prime, and Hulu (I can’t ever decide on anything to watch. I just flip back and forth between services until I get frustrated and pick something.) As usual, below are my impressions on what I chose.

Mute (2018)

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Skip

Aside from the last half hour, it was incredibly slow and boring. The cinematography was decent, and the setting was very cool (futuristic Berlin), but the story didn’t pull through for me. The end got weird, and it came off desperate, as if attempting to reel you back in and slap you awake.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

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Watch

Full of action, comical, and overall pretty light. I was home sick and needed something to watch that wasn’t going to bog me down and make me think a whole lot. This kept me entertained the entire time. The colors were fantastic, and the cinematography was spot on. Also, Cate Blanchett is amazing.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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What? I watched Thor: Ragnarok, and this was right there on Netflix! I had to…Anyway, it’s good. I was worried it was going to be a little long in the tooth, but even after the 2 1/2 hour mark, I was still awake! Furthermore, I see myself watching the new one, as well. Josh Brolin was fantastic, but I thought Chris Pratt was a bit much.

AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)avp-alien-vs.-predator-movie-poster

Watch

One of these days, I’ll pick up The Predator, but until then I figured I would watch one of my favorites. It’s not a “good movie”, really, but it’s fun and gave me everything I wanted. Lance Henriksen’s in it. That’s usually enough for me, but add two of my favorite franchises and it’s all over.

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

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Watch

I started LW1 the other day, but I was severely under the weather, and passed out drooling within no time, so I couldn’t put it on here. I watched this one, though! It’s fun! It’s an early Lethal Weapon movie, so of course it’s fun. Ok? Ok ok ok ok ok ok.

Species II (1998)

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Watch if you’ve seen the first one.

Turned out to be a decent fun-bad flick for the moment. Pretty forgettable once it’s done, though.

Deadly Instincts or Breeders (1997)

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Skip unless you’re watching the Rifftrax version.

The monster animatronics are actually pretty good, which is clearly where the budget went. I’m ok with that.

Silver Bullet (1985)

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Watch.

The death scenes are surprisingly gory, and Gary Busey’s performance is surprisingly Wings Hausery. My only regret is no Mumblin Bo Hopkins act-alike. Haim dropped the ball on that one.

Split Second (1992)

Either way.

Rutger Hauer fans will love it. He’s in full swing, chasing around a monster in 1992’s 2008. It has its moments for sure, but it’s still a bit rough.

Star Hunter (1996)

Skip.

Holy shit, Roddy McDowall…no…Don’t do that…This movie’s just awful. McDowall’s an alien who hunts a group of teenagers via a remote controlled robot with a shotgun. The acting got worse as the movie drug on, and it wasn’t very good to begin with…I feel dirty.

That’s it for now, folks. I’ll add more movies as they play for January, and I may even do more for Feb. Who knows? Thanks for tuning in!

Focus Group

Focus Groups are live streams of games that I’ve either never played, or are curious about. They are meant to decide whether or not I would like to continue playing them/possibly stream them, or trade them in/uninstall them.  As always, it will update (hopefully) regularly with new games and content.

 

Red Dead Online Beta

 

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

 

Dante’s Inferno

 

VANQUISH

 

Celeste

 

Dangerous Golf

 

Watch_Dogs 2

 

No New Games

Video games press is a tough business to stay on top of. New games are constantly releasing, and there are tons of websites and streamers covering those games immediately. I would love to buy every new game on day one and cover it, but I simply can’t afford to, nor do I have the time. Therefore, I’ve decided to let them have those games (unless there is one I feel I just can’t miss.) Instead, I will pick thru every clearance bin I see, and grab games I have never heard of (or have always wanted to play), as well as finally finishing up the games I already own. Some I will review, some I will stream, and some I will Live or Snap Look. We’ll see how I feel that moment. Please check back in, as I will be adding more as time goes on…

 

Very good game.  I recommend playing it with at least one other player at or around your level, though.  I started to get very frustrated playing by myself, so I opted to wait for reinforcements.  I would also like a few more options for customizing my character, as well, other than simple skins…and for God’s sake, shut that damn robot up.  The shooting feels really good, though, and the loot is addictive as hell.

 

 

Another really good game.  I’m a huge fan of Far Cry 3, and this is that on steroids.  The shooting feels good, and the environment is wonderful.  The main missions are captivating, as are the side quests.  I wish the skill trees were more inviting, though.  Overall, there were only a couple of skills that really enticed me.  That’s easily overlooked, though, as the gameplay is a ton of fun.  Those damned eagles are a menace, however.  They must be stopped.

 

Movies 3: The Couch Strikes Back

It’s October again! You know what that means? Movies! Woo hoo!! See what Amy & I have been watching, and have a gander at our impressions below! Don’t forget to check back, as we’ll be adding to it throughout the month!

 

 

The Mutilator a.k.a. Fall Break (1984)

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A group of college kids vacation in a beach house owned by the lead actor’s killer father.  You can guess where it goes from there.  The acting is unbelievably awful.  The opening theme music scene is worth watching all by itself, though.  For a few minutes, I thought I was watching an 80s sitcom.  I had to watch it twice, just to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.

Chris: Watch once

Amy: Watching Bates Motel in the other room

 

 

 

Mutant (1984)

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The (in my mind) spiritual prequel to Nightmare at Noon, starring Wings Hauser and Mumblin’ Bo Hopkins.  Wings and his brother get stranded in a small Georgia town being overrun by toxic zombies.  Enter Hopkins, the American treasure.  It’s up to Wings, Bo, and  the bartender/school teacher Holly (Jody Medford) to survive the night.

Chris: Watch now

Amy: Watch

 

 

Tucker and Dale VS Evil (2010)

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Good and campy, with very good performances by Tudyk and Labine.  I was expecting a more supernatural presence, but enjoyed it just the same.

Chris: Watch

Amy: Watch

 

DeepStar Six (1989)

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Scientists inhabiting an underwater nuclear missile site unearth an ancient monster (whom you don’t see until over an hour into the 90ish minute movie)…

Chris: Skip

Amy: Skip

 

Dolls (1987)

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A varied group of people get stranded in a doll maker’s creepy mansion overnight during a storm.  No big deal, right? Well, the dolls are alive.  And murderous.  Go now.

Chris: Watch

Amy: “Everybody should watch it once.”

 

Motel Hell (1980)

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Goofy movie about a motel ran by a “farmers”…people farmers! Ha! Watch out for Cliff from Cheers.  The soundtrack is…killing me…I’m so sorry…

Chris: Watch

Amy: “Everybody should try to watch it once.”

 

Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

Pretty straight forward slasher fun. Decent atmosphere, shameless nudity, and an escaped maniac with a cordless drill amounts to some pretty good kills.

Chris: Watch

Amy: Undecided

 

Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers (1988)

The second hatch’ted installment in the Sleepaway Camp series, and starring two sisters of famous people! Yep, you guessed it: Bruce Springsteen’s sister Pamela, and Renée Estevez (sister to Charlie Sheen and Emillio Estevez)…wait, you didn’t guess that?

Chris: Watch

Amy: Watch

 

 

Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland (1989)

Springsteen amped up the kookiness and creativity in this sequel.

Chris: Watch

Amy: Watch

 

 

Halloween (2018)

Nailed it. It had the atmosphere, suspense, nods to the OGs, and great kills. Also, let’s not forget Jamie Lee Curtis.

Chris: Watch

Amy: Watch

 

 

The Nun (2018)

Creepy as shit. A good installment to the Conjuring franchise.

Chris: Watch

Amy: Watch

 

 

976-EVIL 2 (1991)

Amy hadn’t seen it. Had to be done. She wasn’t amused.

Chris: Watch

Amy: Skip

 

 

The Dead Pit (1989)

Dr. Giggles’s older brother, Dr. Zombies runs around experimenting on people in a mental institution.

Chris: Skip

Amy: Skip

 

 

Pumpkinhead (1988)

Still a classic. LH is a little over the top though.

Chris: Watch

Amy: Watch

 

 

Winchester (2018)

Not bad, but very slow in parts. The house was very cool, though. Patience required.

Chris: Skip

Amy: Skip

 

 

Scarecrows (1988)

No clue. I fell asleep 10 minutes in. Amy was in the other room watching The 100. I think I saw a scarecrow before I fell out…

 

 

Stay tuned for more flicks, Corner Folk. We’re always watching something.

Video Game Reviews

Impressions:

Borderlands 2 (PS4)


Very good game. I recommend playing it with at least one other player at or around your level, though. I started to get very frustrated playing by myself, so I opted to wait for reinforcements. I would also like a few more options for customizing my character, as well, other than simple skins…and for God’s sake, shut that damn robot up. The shooting feels really good, though, and the loot is addictive as hell.

 

Far Cry 4

Another really good game. I’m a huge fan of Far Cry 3, and this is that on steroids. The shooting feels good, and the environment is wonderful. The main missions are captivating, as are the side quests. I wish the skill trees were more inviting, though. Overall, there were only a couple of skills that really enticed me. That’s easily overlooked, though, as the gameplay is a ton of fun. Those damned eagles are a menace, however. They must be stopped.

 

Full Reviews:

Xenoblade Chronicles X

Batman: Arkham Knight

Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Enhanced Edition)

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX

Star Wars Episode 1: Jedi Power Battles

Far Cry 3

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