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Their scripts are basically mad-libs with McGuffins and giant sky beams switched around - if you read the synopsis on Wikipedia, you have no reason to see them on the screen. They are incredibly ugly films to look at, drowning in CGI, and therefore are terribly staged. They have absolutely nothing human about them, not even the heroes who are now just images/actors intensely controlled by corporations, and the common people have completely disappeared, to the point that climaxes happen in empty airports and empty city streets (again, very badly staged, very ugly to look at). They also stifle any individuality or creativity from the directors they hire, again making the same film over and over again. In short, Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are about how great Marvel is; they have nothing to say about the world, because the world does not exist to them. They are infantile capitalism through geekdom.

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The crowds of spectators in the first MotorStorm. Made that game world feel so much bigger than it actually is.

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I believe it will be completely empty. So, yes, I believe them.

Also can we stop with this stupid debate we have on every single piece of culture that ever comes out nowadays? Yes, in a broad sense, everything is political, but spewing such college-level platitudes does not make for interesting discourse.

Like, we have this same exact conversation with every single Ubisoft release! When will you learn?

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So, my favourite American film critic reviewed the new Mortal Kombat movie, and boy, he pulls no punches. (Taken from the first two paragraphs.)

Is it too much to ask that a dumb movie also be fun? Paul W.S. Anderson’s 1995 adaptation of the fighting game series Mortal Kombat managed to be both: the fast-paced, kid-logic plotting; the goofy dialogue; the camp performances of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Christopher Lambert, and Linden Ashby; the pure good-times-ahead energy of the opening seconds, with its yawps of “Mortal Kombat!” over loud techno beats. Compared to that, the new Mortal Kombat, directed by first-timer Simon McQuoid, barely qualifies as entertainment. It is a patience-testing exercise that repetitively paces a small handful of locations (one of which, bizarrely, is Gary, Indiana) while the audience hopes for something, anything to happen. Call it Waiting For Goro.

To be fair, the four-armed extra-dimensional champ does eventually make an appearance. The titular tournament, in which the best fighters of our dimension (referred to as “Earthrealm”) face the bruisers of the evil dimension of Outworld, does not. There is, technically speaking, no Mortal Kombat in Mortal Kombat. (They’re saving it for the sequel.) There are, however, some unremarkably choreographed fights with sporadic VFX gore and digital blood spatter. Whatever happened to the gnarly prosthetic? The fire-hose-strength arterial spray of bright, bright red? Digital effects haven’t made movies any cheaper, but they’ve definitely made them less interesting to look at.

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This just looks like every single uninspired superhero miniseries on Netflix, HBO, or CW. I particularly like scenes where character say their own name. "I'm Sonya." "That's Kano." "I'm Liu Kang." "I am Sub-Zero."

If there's something worse than bad, it's crushingly uninteresting.

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#8  Edited By VincentVendetta

I'm hoping they're gonna show it when the cinemas are reopening in Montreal next Friday.

Oh it's been so long since I've been to the movies, I'll make the most of it.

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Few things first.

  1. Pasta. Lots and lots of pasta. Also, rice.
  2. Learn to cook more veggie recipes since, like you said, they are generally cheaper than meat. Also, lentils.
  3. Watch the flyers like a hawk. If you see a good deal for something you like or need, jump on it.
  4. Learn about the stores around you. Some may even be specialized (like a greengrocer, or a Chinese grocery store) and have better deals than your normal grocery store.
  5. Start making your own recipe book.
  6. Don't be afraid to ask your own mom for advice. She may get annoying, but it's for your own good.

Johnny Chiodini once had a cooking video series on Eurogamer which I liked very much. Here are a few that I still cook regularly:

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