Talleyrand

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  1. I've enjoyed Scoot McNairy in everything I've seen him in so with Ali also in and Saulnier directing my hopes are starting to rise, but then I remember what season 2 did to my hopes and I get scared again.
  2. It's been out on BBC iPlayer since the 6th
  3. Saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri not a bad film but rather disappointing, coming in as a fan of the McDonagh's previous films and plays and seeing the critical reception I was expecting a rather more funnier film but once I got used to the path that it was taking it still fell a bit short. It's carried by the performances of McDormand and Rockwell but the story behind them and the world all seem a bit half baked or cut down with several scenes that broke my suspension of disbelief and another than in retrospect makes very little sense.
  4. I've been waiting on a China set Total War and been getting by on occasionally janky mods for years so the new TW is music to my ears. 3k makes sense with the 'brand' recognition and that but also the benefit of it beginning with dozens upon dozens of warlords scrapping it out which allows for the usual one province start spread across a much larger area as opposed to the balance of power between defined nation states of the Warring States period. For DLC scenarios I'd probably guess Chu-Han Contention and the Fall of Sui/Rise of Tang since they allow similar 'whole heaps of warlords start' though given that Imperator Augustus and Rise of Charlemagne start with several multi region powers duking it out a Warring States or An Lushan Rebellion setting could work but I'd probably guess for either something Mongol Related or the Sixteen Kingdoms as that allows for a lot of horse archers being introduced as the gameplay 'twist' of the DLC.
  5. Played the Life is Strange Before the Storm in one big binge now that its all out. I enjoyed it, way better than it had any right to be though it didn't reach the overall heights of the first season for me the second episode was one of my favourite of the whole series. Though the third episode, like the 5th of the first season felt a bit sloppy and rushed out the door and was definitely the weakest of the three. Plus I've always liked the band Daughter so the soundtrack was a treat. Now I'm torn between Night in the Woods, Hyperlight Drifter or just going back to the ol reliables of Total War Shogun 2 or Stellaris
  6. The older teenagers on Halloween also call him Zombie boy before he gets knocked to the ground and goes to the Upside Down.
  7. Same Mark, made me jump more than anything in IT.
  8. There was talk a bit before about all the signs of BR being a dystopian future - for me one of the biggest signs of it was the police, not just that Luv was able to seemingly brazenly and trespass and murder inside the police station no less should show that rule of law isn't exactly strong and the large amount of blood that was getting hosed down in the Station halls when K returned didn't paint a great picture of it even when it is working.
  9. CC basically extorting the pornographers was a tense scene, though I do feel that if any of the pimps consistently try and pull something like that then porn guy's (was he the skinny guy from Numbers?) mob connections might spell trouble.
  10. I thought it was pretty well established by that point that K was a bit of a trooper even by Replicant standards. He just ate everything Bautista threw at him at the beginning, recovered pretty well from a crash and the missile later on - not missing a beat when getting back into the fight. And in what was one of my favourite bits just straight up ploughed through a marble wall.
  11. I thought it was great, easily my favourite film of the year. I spent most of the film wishing they weren't going to make K be the child but his cresfallen look when the Replicant leader breaks it to him almost had me wishing it was. My personal take on it was that the immunity bubble was a cover to keep her away from any prying eyes and any Blade Runners who might end up exposing her if she had been a more public memory author until she's ready to come out and lead the rebellion.
  12. Several seasons I'm pretty sure, read that had up to 3 planned somewhere
  13. For the Total Warhammer 2 folk anyone know how to handle food as Skaven? I'm playing as Queek and I've not been positive since the start and can't keep up the wars enough to recoup it from battles given that whatever Africa is called in this has some pretty big provinces. My main stack is fine but with the leadership penalties my garrisons and scratch armies made of clanrats end up breaking fast even for the rat people
  14. Same as above I'm glad it looks to be getting back to gangster on gangster action - season 3 wasn't dreadful but the whole Russian Royalist and Paedo Priest plot really did nothing for me.
  15. CC is definitely the most interesting character so far, wonder how dark it's going to get with him. Karate Kid kept throwing me off though
  16. Finally got round to watching season 2, it's not my favourite show and I'd hesitate to call it anything higher than simply good but it keeps my attention and adapts the novels fairly well. Though I do find it funny that coming from a series of novels all about taking other people's real life achievements and awarding them to Uhtred the tv show even takes the achievements of other fictional characters in the story and lets Uhtred hog all the glory.
  17. Been trying to see Wind River but no where nearby is showing it - to those that have is it worth an hour and a half round trip to go see?
  18. Is the book worth seeking out even if you already know the story beats and whatnot or does the film give you a good enough fill of the story?
  19. Despite its 2dness and repetitiveness (and horrendous load times on my comp) I enjoyed Armada for my run with it, maybe just due to the lack of any other space navy battle games for me to compare it to in recent memory. On the highest difficulty the campaign was a pleasant struggle, realising the fight was lost and having to decide which ships would have to be sacrificed so the others could successfully warp away was always fun. Plus I'm a sucker of over the top monologues about faith and duty.
  20. Watched I Am Not A Serial Killler thought it was a great film, never felt bored, just the right amount of weird and tense and Max Records & Christopher Lloyd both gave strong showings. Atomic Blonde was a fun if slightly overlong film, probably wouldn't rush to see it again but if it comes to netflix reverentially I'll likely end up watching the fight scenes another couple times. Clouds of Sils Maria was a good film that I probably should have been soberer for but acting was good enough to keep my attention even if I did nearly drift to sleep a couple times. Wind River is next on the to watch list but finding a nearby cinema is a bit of a struggle
  21. There's always a few nice ones either of the warrior priest variety or humble and genuinely faithful type but Cornwell is fond of his horribly corrupt bishops, confessors, abbots and preachers. I think Sansum from the Warlord Chronicles is fittingly all of those and some point or another and as such is clearly the worst of the bunch.
  22. Got bored and watched Blood Father with Mel Gibson and the new King Arthur film. Blood Father was pretty good had some fun moments, didn't overstay its welcome and Gibson carried the film on his performance. King Arthur on the other hand was just crap and this is coming from someone who absolutely loves Lock Stock, Snatch and Rock'N'Rolla. Bad pacing, boring characters and turned into a ps3 game at the end. The best bit was at the beginning and that's only cause the music was from that one good halo advert and so it brought back some nostalgia
  23. Enjoyed it, wasn't my favourite Nolan film and I wouldn't rush to see it again but it was good while it lasted. The one thing that I didn't quite follow was how Not Gibson/French Soldier died - did he just get caught on something as they were bailing from the merchant ship?
  24. The only way I can see myself enjoying this is if they go with the insane embellished version and end on Douglas lobbing Robert's heart at the Moors.