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XMark

Member Since 13 Nov 2004
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In Topic: Movies

15 April 2014 - 09:21 AM

The Raid 2... yeah, awesome fight scenes, just as brutal as the original and I love how they use long camera cuts so you can actually keep track of what the heck is going on (other action directors PLEASE watch this and take note!). One really awesome take in particular was during the car chase, where somehow they got the camera to go from one moving car to another and through to the other side.

Overall, though, I think I still prefer the first Raid movie. Maybe just because it was new and took me by surprise, but I also think the more simplistic "oh shit we're trapped and everyone's trying to kill us" story fit the action scenes more than a crime epic in the vein of The Departed. The sequel seems to have two different types of movies clashing with each other. Like, now we're a dramatic mob movie, and now we're a martial arts film, and now we're a dramatic mob movie again.

Also... hammer girl and baseball bat boy - there was way too little of them in the movie. It's like a teasing little glimpse and what's probably a really awesome backstory. Then again, maybe it's better off that way, leaving their motivations and backstory to the imagination.

In Topic: 1st World Problems...

12 April 2014 - 04:21 PM

Looked at the source code. Of course all the HTML tags are in uppercase and it there are <FONT> tags everywhere, and all the CSS is in STYLE attributes, repeated like crazy all over the place. I'm actually shocked that they didn't go all the way and use tables for layout.

EDIT: and on the individual menu pages, there is some javascript preventing right-clicks. So I'm slightly inconvenienced in my evil plot to steal their source code.

In Topic: 1st World Problems...

12 April 2014 - 08:10 AM

Five different people owe me just enough money that I have to bother remembering it, and it's annoying. Note: I don't really need the money, I just hate having to keep track of this stuff.

Also, I just got a haircut, but I forgot to look up whether a regular haircut is the kind of thing that people tip for. I didn't tip, but I looked it up afterwards and apparently it's a unanimous decision everywhere that you're supposed to tip for anyone that does anything hair-related. So I'm an asshole. And apparently I've been a non-tipping haircut-getting asshole for years.

Once again, It's not about the money. I just want to know what the socially acceptable rules are and follow them.

Ugh. Money sucks. Just confuses everything.

In Topic: Ridiculous things that movies/tv pretend are normal...

08 April 2014 - 09:18 AM

Oh yeah, better bang under the covers, and then afterwards modestly hide my boobs from the person I just swapped fluids with. Then maybe we can take turns showering.


Movies and TV get pretty much everything about sex wrong. Then again, it's probably better that way because actual sex is only really sexy for the people doing it.

In Topic: Game Of Thrones

07 April 2014 - 11:05 AM

I'm so glad that they decided to bring ser Dontos back. I thought they had trimmed him out of the story even though they introduced him last season.