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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #705 on: December 20, 2012, 03:25:07 PM »
:) nice and here is something new from my fav British band :)

Girls Aloud - Something New (Jim Eliot Remix) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9rD1-vi7x4
Girls Aloud - Something New http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHSFTrcJYmM

and a Fallout like game, much faster and with lost of cool weapons :) I wish I could have it in DC :D, Also they use some kind of rendering style that turns all around to look like comic style game or a cartoon. I really like the effect.

Borderlands 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nicvyhrmTDs
Borderland 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr7QLCGg5o8

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« Reply #706 on: December 21, 2012, 09:15:39 PM »
Harking back to earlier discussions about movie title sequences in this thread (like, way back, around single digit numbered pages), here's a music video done in the style of a Saul Bass designed movie title sequence: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=e9Xtl22x5Sg&NR=1

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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #707 on: December 22, 2012, 09:18:09 AM »
I enjoyed the Hobbit as an addendum to the Lord of the Rings movies, it was fun to watch, but I wouldn't say it's a great work of cinema, at least not as far as the story-telling is concerned. The overall concept to combine Bilbo's tale with its special tone reminiscent of fairy-tales or children's books with the epic of the Lord of the Rings tomes and movies didn't convince me. The movie was constantly struggling with that task and quite undecided what it wanted to be. It's not really Bilbo's story anymore, and not even Smaugs. Both are more or less eclipsed by Gandalf, the dwarves and the threat of Sauron's return and you get the feeling they're only a footnote in the greater story (which they actually are, but they shouldn't be in their very own tale).

IMO, the tough balancing act between children's tale and epic is perfectly exemplified by the way the dwarves are split up into dignified warriors looking like downscaled humans and D&D-like comic relief characters with big ears and noses with a stereotypical dislike for table manners, elven food and music. Add to that the weird way in which their behavior switches from totally over the top silly in one scene to seriously solemn in the next ...

I didn't like a lot of the action scenes either, some actually reminded me of b-movies. But I agree with hans in that the leading actors do a fabulous job. Specifically Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman are top-notch as Gandalf and Bilbo. Their performance alone already made the movie worth watching.

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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #708 on: December 22, 2012, 03:29:12 PM »
I only watched first movie from LOTR trilogy and it was at my friends TV, but I didn't like it too much to be honest, nor LOTR CCG they did, much prefered old MECCG :)

Anyway one thing that I liked is Dune Miniseries, they did it really good and it is one of the rare book adaptation I really liked http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PHYYPUgwMk

Btw, MECCG is excelent game, I had almost every card except really rare ones which i got copied so I had like 98% of the all cards except Balrogs Edition, and now on the net they also have some newly made custom cards. Anyway if anyone feels like playing those online here it is how it looks like. I wish I could play it with someone though it takes time to play it but :D I think it is a nice experience. Actualy I might try to play it online there if it is for free, I didn't though it would be worthy till now but now seeng those new cards I really think it might be interesting :) Anyway here are links, btw I think this is coled METW here on GCCG or Middle Earth The Wizards, and LOTR is that other new game made on LOTR film, but I might be wrong as there are no screenshots for that game :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RECgSWbz7Eg
http://gccg.sourceforge.net/pages/screenshots.php

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« Reply #709 on: December 22, 2012, 05:04:36 PM »
Well it seems that METW (MECCG) dooesn't work, and also LOTR (Movie CCG), but MTG (Magic The Gathering) does. I hope I will be able to play MECCG there if that is possible :)

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« Reply #710 on: December 22, 2012, 05:40:40 PM »
Well the good new is here are all the pics and this is actualy very expanded version meaning there are really a lot of new cards. Bad thing is that it doesn't work atm or I don't know how to start it, but hopefuly it might work :)

Anyway here is the link (User: ccg PW: gcc) with all the pics https://gccg.servebeer.com/ccg/metw/graphics/Metw/ amd here is how to import all to the game http://www.councilofelrond.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2025

Sorry btw for posting 3 times but this is really a cool thing so :) I hope I am forgiven.
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« Reply #711 on: December 22, 2012, 06:47:57 PM »
And a 4th post about this, it is really awesome I have checked it out and it is called MEECG Dream Cards or DC for short. It is much much and beautifuly expanded. Original version of MECCG was done 1991-1998 and it all together had about 2000-3000 cards, and it was done as a companion to the MERP (Middle Earth Role Playing game), for example in the MERP expansion Northern Wastes there was on the last pages 30-50 MECCG cards and a map of Nothern area.

Now in MECCG DC the have it all (or at least all I know of) and that is North South, and so on, and so much more it seems like they did really a lot and even reworked some of the old cards so there can be played old way or DC way. So here is the list what i fnow of:

AgainstShadow/ - old expansion
Balrog/ - old expansion
BayOrmal/ - probably new expansion
CentralPlains/ - probably new expansion
Court/ - probably new expansion
DarkMinions/ - old expansion
Dominion/ - probably new expansion
Dragons/ - old expansion
DurinsFolk/ - probably new expansion
Firstborn/ - probably new expansion
GreatWyrms/ - probably new expansion
KingdomNorth/ - probably new expansion
LidlessEye/ - old main expansion
MorgothsLegacy/ - probably new expansion
MortalMen/ - probably new expansion
Necromancer/ - probably new expansion
NorthernWaste/ - old expansion from book
Promo/ - old expansion
Promo_de/ - old expansion
RedNightfall/ - probably new expansion
ReturnShadow/ - probably new expansion
SunLands/ - probably new expansion
TreasonIsengard/ - probably new expansion
VC1/ - probably new expansion
VC2/ - probably new expansion
VC3/ - probably new expansion
WarRing/ - probably new expansion
WhiteHand/ - old expansion
Wizards/  - old Starting set

So that is what I know of :D I am really excited about this and very happy to see new cards and all in one place :) Also this can be perfect source for Dungeon Craft or FRUA Middle Earth Adventures. They have all maps with regions sorted by type (darkhold, borderhold, free lands ect), and as I know MERP and MEECG are not longer produced for at least 10 years. Anyway for the info here is that Northern Waste expansion (4th book from the bottom) http://www.waynesbooks.com/MERPCampaignSettings.html and other books :) I had few of those and they are really nicely done.

Well I hope I am not spaming a lot :) here is also a Youtube channel for MECCG DC which I luckily found :D http://www.youtube.com/user/zirilanihsanshade/videos?view=0

For MERP it seems it is mostly forgotten, though perhaps someone still is playing it and I hope I will fins out more of it. For now just a vid about J.R.R Tolkien http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew4bsGF0G8U

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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #712 on: December 28, 2012, 05:39:42 PM »
New album from my fav artist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBLr3i6wYpQ

here is a song i like :) Chris Rea - Somewhere Between The Stars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI2h5NjgF3E

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« Reply #713 on: December 28, 2012, 09:35:14 PM »
...here is a song i like :) Chris Rea - Somewhere Between The Stars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI2h5NjgF3E
 

Nice song.   :)

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« Reply #714 on: December 28, 2012, 10:58:58 PM »
Yup ;D I like his songs mostly :) especialy this ones :)

 Chris Rea - blue cafe lyrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8Lb14kRRBc
and a vid :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P16AnOPR9M4
and another of my favs Chris Rea Windy Town http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npfl4cHJbCE

Anyway as New Year is getting nearer, here some nice songs for the next Year
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ump8nwWQcZs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7au2n32cQg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R__sWuq2Gu4

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« Reply #715 on: January 04, 2013, 04:42:50 PM »
More music :) Billy Idol - New Future Weapon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLH0YEWmpQI

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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #716 on: January 10, 2013, 05:33:17 PM »
I would rate Jack Reacher as only a better-than-average action flik.  The story is poor and the title character is a bit of a misanthrope who makes too many bad decisions, but some good action sequences and nice acting make it watchable.  Still, it's nowhere near the masterpiece that some critics have made it out to be.

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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #717 on: January 10, 2013, 09:44:06 PM »
John Carter is a terrific movie. 

It's nice to see this for the 100th anniversary of the serialization of "A Princess of Mars" in 1912. The story is fast-paced, episodic, and there are many alien races to encounter. It reminds me of a Flash Gordon serial, and I mean that in a good way.

You know how people make those lists of the "best and worst" of the year just gone by? I've seen "John Carter" show up on several such lists as one of the worst movies of 2012. The reviewers often pan the movie for having one-dimensional characters and a simple plot.

I stand by my earlier review. This is a good movie.
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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #718 on: January 12, 2013, 03:19:05 PM »
John Carter is a terrific movie. 

It's nice to see this for the 100th anniversary of the serialization of "A Princess of Mars" in 1912. The story is fast-paced, episodic, and there are many alien races to encounter. It reminds me of a Flash Gordon serial, and I mean that in a good way.

You know how people make those lists of the "best and worst" of the year just gone by? I've seen "John Carter" show up on several such lists as one of the worst movies of 2012. The reviewers often pan the movie for having one-dimensional characters and a simple plot.

I stand by my earlier review. This is a good movie.
 

I stand by my earlier comment that it was a good movie doomed by one of the worst titles in recent memory.   :P 

I hope Disney can do better with the Star Wars universe than it did with ERBdom.

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Re: Inspirations: Movies, Music, Websites etc.
« Reply #719 on: January 13, 2013, 06:32:11 AM »
I don't watch many movies, but I rate "John Carter" among the worst of those I've bothered watching in recent years.  They had a good story to work with, and they botched it horribly. 

I expected homage to the sacred cows of Hollywood PC-ism, but the revisions went far beyond the reasonable.  The story and motivation changes left the remnants of the original tale implausible at best.

The visuals were very nice, though.

If they had written an original story rather than butchering a classic, I'd probably have liked the result better, but I still doubt it would be worth paying to see.  Even from Red Box.
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