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Re: Watched any good movies recently?

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:13 pm

Needed something relaxing, brainless and that I wasn't looking forward to much so watched The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. Premise: Lodge (Nathan Rice) is playtesting a new D&D campaign but his players, led by the arrogant Cass (Brian Lewis), keeping getting killed so they decide to recruit new players including Cass ex and newbie Noanna (Carol Roscoe) joins.

I found it quite fun, clearly a cheap movie so impact on some of the effects but cast (including Scott C. Brown, Christian Doyle and Jennifer Page playing the group) do a nice job with a sense of fun. The bits outside gaming are alright but it really gets going when the gaming begins, be it the OC battles between players and DM/each other and disputes or the IC stuff where it isn't afraid to be a bit silly. Some fun running jokes (like one player forgetting his character's gender), characters working their way out of trouble is enjoyable, slightly loses it's way during the big boss stuff but has a nice ending.

Had nice, fun time
6.0
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Re: Watched any good movies recently?

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:56 pm

Watched comedy adaptation of boardgames Clue/Cluedo Clue with three possible endings. Premise: 1954 New England, guests are greeted by butler Wadsworth (Tim Currie) and given a Pseudonym like Miss Scarlett or Professor Plum. Soon however there is a murder to solve and a body to deal with....

We saw this and thought might be fun seeing how one could make a film based on the boardgame. Starts a little slowly as they gather the group up, nice tension but Currie's early performance feels a tad off but once it gets going, the film was fun. Didn't have an atmosphere of mystery but it did leave one guessing as to why the killing happens, three endings are good
we both preferred the offical ending
, one or two nods to the game and one intresting moment on homosexuality
Mr Green (Michael McKean) admits his sexuality and the uneasy reaction of those around him
. Mostly it was a comedy and it was an amusing film, good one liners, funny arguments, comic performances, a nice line in silliness and innuendo. They try to balance the characters but some are more enjoyable then others like the clueless Colonel Mustard (Martin Mull) and Miss Scarlett (Lesley Ann Warren)

Me: 6,0, Sis: 6.5
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Re: Watched any good movies recently?

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:40 am

Tried It Follows but not sure if my state of mind or the film just isn't me but it just didn't click at all and was very quickly bored. I only gave it seven minutes which isn't fair and far shorter then my usual "giving it a chance" but everything just seemed off. I might give it a try at later point
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