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Giant Bomb |OT 11| New Personal Best

Oct 26, 2017
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I saw the first half of 12 Angry Men today. That movie is very good. It was like a Cuaron amount of long takes but in a single sweltering room while a bunch of white dudes were just talking about sending a kid to the chair. Anyway, in lieu of watching it on my own, I'm excited to see the rest of it on Monday.
 
I saw the first half of 12 Angry Men today. That movie is very good. It was like a Cuaron amount of long takes but in a single sweltering room while a bunch of white dudes were just talking about sending a kid to the chair. Anyway, in lieu of watching it on my own, I'm excited to see the rest of it on Monday.
omg, how could you only see half of it? That knife to the table moment was the moment I knew this movie is something special. I've seen it multiple times and everytime it is a thrill. It's an exceptional and a somewhat scary watch for sure, when you think about what really goes on during such deliberations on a day to day basis.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I saw the first half of 12 Angry Men today. That movie is very good. It was like a Cuaron amount of long takes but in a single sweltering room while a bunch of white dudes were just talking about sending a kid to the chair. Anyway, in lieu of watching it on my own, I'm excited to see the rest of it on Monday.
>only watching half a film
 
So what's up with the different campaign stuff in RE2? Never played the original and not sure if there's an optimal way to play it
Both characters experience different things/characters in the story. Mainly because during the car crash in the beginning, they get separated so they enter the police station from different entrances. There is no optimal way to play it, you'll basically get to play through the story from two different perspectives(they will collide by the end of it).

 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I saw the first half of 12 Angry Men today. That movie is very good. It was like a Cuaron amount of long takes but in a single sweltering room while a bunch of white dudes were just talking about sending a kid to the chair. Anyway, in lieu of watching it on my own, I'm excited to see the rest of it on Monday.
Honestly one of my favourite films
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Arsenic and Old Lace is a great old movie that no one talks about seeing as we're on that topic

Also, people throw around the term Capraesque as short-hand to describe saccharine movies and it does actual Capra films like A&OL and It's A Wonderful Life an incredible disservice. The later in particular is one of the most devastatingly real films I've ever watched
 
Oct 26, 2017
9,704
omg, how could you only see half of it? That knife to the table moment was the moment I knew this movie is something special. I've seen it multiple times and everytime it is a thrill. It's an exceptional and a somewhat scary watch for sure, when you think about what really goes on during such deliberations on a day to day basis.
During the knife moment, half of the people in my class gasped and I, either in my head or under my breath, went "fuck yeah." That's the good filmic shit. That's the kind of twist I live for: "Yeah, I broke the law. So what? That just makes this muddier."
>only watching half a film
I really wish it was the whole thing, but we had to be done by 1:30. Actually, we had to be done by 2:00, but my assumption is the person running the course knew that the "good shit" was coming up in the movie so she decided to stop after the third vote because it's as close to a natural stopping point as a movie like that could allow.
Honestly one of my favourite films
I'm only halfway into it and I can really fuckin' see why. This is some good shit.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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the only problem with 12 angry men is that it poisoned the jury selection process kind of a little for a while in some countries because people have trouble separating reality from fantasy. CSI was a far bigger offender though.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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the only problem with 12 angry men is that it poisoned the jury selection process kind of a little for a while in some countries because people have trouble separating reality from fantasy. CSI was a far bigger offender though.
Yeah, that makes sense. People sensationalize and become attracted to the stupidest shit. Honestly, though, considering the movie was from the late 50's, I'm not sure whether it was actual policy to only put white men on a jury, whether that was incidental, or whether that was an intentional choice for the movie. I'd like to learn which it was.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Yeah I'd assume as much but there is a racial element to the story so it almost feels stronger by being 12 white guys? After this I'm curious to see the recent take because James Gandolfini was great and Tony Danza was...interesting... but I have a feeling it's going to be less powerful if it's not a bunch of predominantly WASPs deciding the fate of someone who isn't like them.

Edit: You edited your post and now mine doesn't make quite as much sense but I get what you mean. I call for a secret vote on expelling Jintor, and if there is no "not guilty", I'll submit and let it go and we can be done with this.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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What I don't get is why they rushed to the market with the twelve angry men team up right off the bat

They should have went with stand alone movies for each man first and properly built up the 12AM Universe
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Yeah I'd assume as much but there is a racial element to the story so it almost feels stronger by being 12 white guys? After this I'm curious to see the recent take because James Gandolfini was great and Tony Danza was...interesting... but I have a feeling it's going to be less powerful if it's not a bunch of predominantly WASPs deciding the fate of someone who isn't like them.

Edit: You edited your post and now mine doesn't make quite as much sense but I get what you mean. I call for a secret vote on expelling Jintor, and if there is no "not guilty", I'll submit and let it go and we can be done with this.
The funny thing that goes along with Jintor's CSI mention is that William Peterson is also in that newer adaptation.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Oops... I guess I actually completely fucked my Linux install... Had to reinstall it on a new partition as I am no longer able to boot off the old partition... I do have access to it tho so I'm making a backup of it and see what I can save... Sigh
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I can't think of that many good ones either.
And most that come out are for games none of them played.
Assassin's Creed, Breath of the Wild, Horizon, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Witcher 3, Bloodborn, The Forza Horizon games (single and multi), The Last of Us...

There is a lot of really good stuff between now and Bioshock 2 lol