You should PM the editor, Hal9000. That’s the most reliable way to get download links generally
I became very interested in the Yakuza series over quar. I started with Yakuza 0 in march 2020, played all of them through 7 over the course of the year, and then I finished the spin off, Judgment, a few weeks ago. That was the last game I played seriously and one of my favorite of the series, highly highly recommend all of them, Judgement, Yakuza 0, and Yakuza 5 remastered especially. I was so deep in that series for so long, I don’t know what to play now, I’m still hungry for more
All that talk about Hayden, I forgot to mention the actual last movie I saw! I watched Maze Runner: The Death Cure the other day. A friend and I had decided on a whim to watch the three Maze Runner movies, knowing nothing about that going in, and I have to say I was shocked at how good they were. When I think of post Harry Potter/post Hunger Games YA adaptations I tend to assume they’re cash ins by movie studios who know they can scrimp on budget and quality since they have a built on audience from the books. But I was really pleasantly surprised by Maze Runners! The design on the maze monsters and the pseudo zombies were both cool as hell and a lot scarier than I thought they’d be willing to go in YA. Main character was a bit of a drip, got that boring protagonist syndrome, but everybody else was interesting. When Giancarlo Esposito is in your movie or show, you know you’re having a good time. Was also very excited as an Alita Battle Angel fan to see Rosa Salazar show up in the series.
The last movie I watched was Jumper (2008). I mostly watched it because I wanted to see some movies with Hayden Christensen and it’s one of his better known ones. I actually liked it a lot better than I thought I would and I was surprised to see Samuel L. Jackson in it too.
During this last year in quarantine, I decided to watch all of Hayden’s movies. Very interesting journey seeing his rapid rise and just as a rapid fall from prominence. Jumper is definitely one of the better ones. A little longer than it needed to be, but nothing a motivated fan editor couldn’t fix. I often wonder if he and Samuel L Jackson got along, if they reminisced about their time together on Star Wars.
I’ll also say my other other take away from Haydenfest, as I called it, is that our boy is on the rise again! It’s a little funny (naked brag alert), but when I finished his films I said he was on the rise and predicted he would be working on bigger projects soon and then within a week, it was announced he would be on Kenobi.
If anyone is interested in seeing more Hayden, I definitely recommend his 3 most recent. Little Italy is a soft little rom-com directed by Don Petrie, who directed Mystic Pizza in the 80s. This movie may be set in the same universe and while it’s definitely not as known or beloved as it’s 80s forbearer, I think in many ways it’s the superior film.
First Kill is billed as a thriller starring him and Bruce Willis and well, I’ll be honest that’s some dishonest marketing, Bruce Willis is barely in the film. HOWEVER, it’s one of my favorite Hayden flicks, gripping as hell, sneaks up on you. Hayden’s true co-star, I forget his name, but it’s the guy who played Renly Baratheon on Game of Thrones. He’s excellent in this, well worth checking out.
The Last Man is his most recent film, I’ll be honest, it’s real slow and real weird but features great performances from Hayden and co-star Harvey Keital (random, but related: it’s Harvey Keita’s birthday today!) and if you’re looking for something with a nice dark slow burn, it’s a great watch
Yes, hello, is this where I talk about my belief that Super Mario Bros (1993) is the greatest movie ever made?
Okay, maybe greatest ever made is an exaggeration, it does admittedly have some classic 3rd act problems, BUT it is my personal favorite movie.
People will point out that it in no way resembles the Super Mario video games, to which I say: so what! I love the Mario games, that’s why I play them. There’s no way any movie could capture the joy of the games, because it’s a movie. As the tagline to the film says: This Ain’t No Game. The movie does have some incredible merits in it’s own right, such as:
-Bob Hoskins’ charisma melts off the screen
-He and John Leguizamo have legitimately infectious chemistry, you can see the love between these two
-Breathtaking set design, creating a cyberpunk dystopia every bit as impressive as Blade Runner
-I mean, my god, just look at that gorgeous tracking shot as Bertha enters the Boom Boom Bar
-Speaking of which, Big Bertha in this movie is incredible, inspired choices, inspired performance
-Sure the goombas and yoshi look nothing like their in game counterparts, but they fit the aesthetic of the film, are scary as hell, and are genuinely some of the most sophisticated animatronic puppets you’ll see on screen (if you don’t believe me, watch again, and REALLY look at Yoshi. The tech is impressive as all get out)
-The costumes! Look at any one of Lena’s dresses and tell me she couldn’t go toe to toe with Padme any day. Not to mention Bertha and Daisy’s dresses, the s&m cop uniforms, or the incredible goomba jackets
-I’ve made it this far without even talking about Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis, Richard Edsel, and Fisher Stevens all of whom bring rich depth to their characters
-And a Lance Henrikson cameo too??
-the fungus! Yes it looks disgusting, yes I love that! It provokes a visceral reaction other fx designers can only dream of
Hello everyone! I’m very happy to be here, been a big Star Wars fan since my aunt introduced me to the Original Trilogy on VHS when I was 5. Love the OT, love the prequels, love 2/3 sequels. Big Clone Wars fan too, but I haven’t dug much into Rebels yet. If I’m being honest, the animation style really puts me off, it’s why I only became a Clone Wars fan relatively recently.
I’m very happy to be here, excited to participate in the discussion. I’ve been fascinated with the idea of fan edits since I first encountered the phantom edit years and years ago. Now, I’m finally psychologically prepared to take my first step into a larger world, and explore the rest that this vibrant community has to offer