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    The Mandalorian

    That was fucking tremendous. But why is it that some random dude in a basement can still make better deep fakes than a multi billion dollar company?
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    Cyberpunk 2077

    I'm maybe 5-6 hours in. I've only completed a handful of main story missions and have mostly explored and done some side stuff. I'm having a really difficult time getting into this game. It feels backwards and strangely shallow in a lot of aspects that are surprising. I love the shit out of The...
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    The Mandalorian

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    The Mandalorian

    Nobody: Bill Burr would be great in Star Wars Bill Burr: Hold my beer
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    Cyberpunk 2077

    I'm not sure if the PS5 has a quality / performance option, but if so you may want to try switching to quality to see if it looks better without sacrificing too much framerate. I need to give it a shot myself - maybe that's what I'm missing.
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    Cyberpunk 2077

    I wasn't expecting the game to look phenomenal on the Series X, as the promised next-gen graphics update is not due until next year, but boy is it rather disappointing to look at in its current state. Whoever said before that the PS5 version looks worse than some last gen games, yeah, that's...
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    Cyberpunk 2077

    Amazon now says my pre-order won't arrive until next week, so there goes the 7 minutes this weekend that I could have snuck in some time to play it. A local Wal-Mart says it's in stock now for local pickup and it's actually $10 cheaper. Any chance they'll actually pull it before release date...
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    The Mandalorian

    Season one does drag in the middle for a while, then gets good at the end. It's not bad per say, it's just sort of disposable and relies too much on having a Star Wars skin. Despite a few clunky moments, I'm enjoying the shit out of this season. It's worth the mild slog.
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    The Mandalorian

    Yeah thankfully they're done with all of that by the last three episodes.
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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    I finally watched this today. Here's some AV nerd shit before I get to the movie...I decided to give a Dolby Cinema theater a try for the first time. It's definitely better than any other large screen format I've seen in terms of contrast and image quality, besting IMAX and RDX and whatever...
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    The Mandalorian

    That was a lightsaber? I took it to be a big vibroblade. Or was it supposed to be the Darksaber? I never watched the cartoons. Anyway, very solid show. I'm glad that the season eventually settled into being legitimately good without the automatic bonus points for being Star Wars.
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    RL Picture Thread

    Oh for fuck's sake, put down the karaoke and finish The Winds of Winter already.
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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    I haven't seen this one yet, but every Star Wars movie that comes along is good for at least one ticket from me, no matter how large of a shit pile it's purported to be. I was obsessed with the OT as a kid, and even after giving due consideration to the parade of mediocrity and nonsense that has...
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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Hey, you leave Legos out of this.
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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    In JJ's defense, Rian set him up for the ninth inning with bases loaded and the meat of the order coming up. He panicked, tried his damnedest to impress with his best 98MPH fastball, but it shot straight down the middle for a grand slam. I mean, the guy's not a good closer to begin with. No one...
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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    I haven't really dug in completely on any reviews yet, but so far I'm seeing two consistent takeaways... This works hard to pull off a 180 from TLJ, and....is somehow just as bad, or worse. Of course some of these same people were effusive in their praise of TLJ, so, grains of salt, etc...
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    Watchmen

    I just assumed that LGJ was being fed some sort of advanced longevity drugs while under Trieu's "care". Anyway, impressive show. They could have royally fucked it up at a variety of points, but it managed to be satisfyingly unpredictable, compelling throughout, and the ending didn't suck...
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    The Mandalorian

    He was clearly in his comfort zone for kicking peoples' shit in this time.
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    The Mandalorian

    That was great. More like that one, please. I legit lol'd at "That's not saying much".
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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    I pay almost no attention to YouTube and Twitter movie reviewers, but if that list resembles anyone's genuine opinion, it's the most bizarre example I've ever seen. You could throw each of those movies into an RNG for a full day and you might not get anything that jumbled.
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    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

    Hanks is both a great and a bad choice. Out of the current crop of actors, I'm hard-pressed to think of anyone as close to Fred in terms of the right combination of warmth, genuineness, likability, etc as Hanks. The problem is he's a super-recognizable actor playing a super-recognizable...
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    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

    Why should the existence of a documentary preclude a drama? I'm all for anything that gets today's kids interested in Mr. Rogers. It seems like the vast majority of children's programming is produced under the assumption that 100% of its audience has ADD.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    The entire episode should have been Tyrion continuing to slowly make his way around the smoldering ruins of King's Landing, the crunch of each footstep becoming continually more intolerable as they work to avoid the charred corpses of children, mothers, fathers... It would have been far less...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Sometimes I get my vowels confused. They are saying Bronn, right?
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Is this where Martin says "JUST KIDDING!" and suddenly belts out the last two books? That would be quite the marketing campaign.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    If anything, "Best Buy" settings would help bring out low-light detail as they are way overcooked with Contrast / Brightness cranked to stupid levels. In this case it's definitely more of a combination of shitty quality source and director intent. As you said, which is more of a factor will...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    You're getting old. Just wait until slowly spinning in your desk chair to retrieve something out of a drawer requires a full minute of recovery to settle your stomach.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Lighting? Sure. Settings? Fuck that. I have a calibrated dark room and light room mode, and that's as much as I'm willing to mess with settings on a show by show basis. Both the streams and the broadcast are shit for quality. I watched a bit of the Battle on the Blackwater on Blu-Ray...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Four and five would have been pretty good if they were trimmed and combined. He added so many new characters and weird, meandering plotlines. It was his way of stalling for time because he clearly had little clue where to take this thing after the insanity of A Storm of Swords
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    I know this is just a shitpost, but she's very much the anti-Mary Sue given the 4 million episodes where we are treated to Arya regularly getting beaten to shit, kidnapped, blinded, brutally trained by the Faceless Men so she can be counted among the most elite association of murderers on the...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    OLEDs generally can do well with near black, but it usually requires an experienced hand to properly tweak without messing up other things. Out of the box they tend to crush out a lot of dark detail. The stream I watched was pretty hopeless regardless. Issues with the plot aside, I do look...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    The difference is that when GRRM did it, it (usually) resulted in an improvement.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Probably related to how you watched it. I streamed it over Amazon Prime and it was clearly compressed into oblivion and whenever there was a lot of action on screen it devolved into a blurry mess. Throw minimal lighting on top of that and it was a challenge to watch to say the least. GoT has...
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Yeah, that was distracting the shit out of me the entire time. The 4K HDR Blu-Ray will be something to see I’m sure, but the broadcast quality was awful. So, all that backstory with Bran and the Night King, and his entire purpose there was to cast that fucking bee spell from Bioshock?
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    Ed. :(
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    I don't know when I'm going to have the time to see this fucking thing so I just want one thing spoiled: Did they finally replace occasionally-smashes when he's not sad Hulk-lite with actual Hulk who doesn't finish the job until he's wearing the asshole linings of his enemies as a skinsuit?
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    Tolkien (2019)

    That’s completely unsurprising. They are fiercely protective of Tolkien’s work and skewer anything they’re not involved with, Jackson’s movies included.
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    GoT - Is Over, Post Your Drogon Sightings

    So did Pod just hit puberty at 25 or what?
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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Oh, good. More physics bitching about a God damn Star Wars movie. Please let's fill up more pages with fretting about the gravimetric properties of laser space bombs. Teaser is definitely more compelling than anything that came out of TLJ, but then so are parts of the Holiday Special. Star Wars...
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    She was a different actress.