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[VIDEO] RE:True Detective

January 14th 2024

RE: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (Wes Anderson Roald Dahl Netflix)

This is one of four short films based on Roald Dahl's short stories. The others are The Swan, The Ratcatcher and Poison, all 16 mins long.

This one is 39 mins.

I wasn't too keen on The French Dispatch or Asteroid City but this looks promising.

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (AppleTV+)

Apple TV+ has unveiled the first photos from its freshly titled TV series “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” which takes place in Legendary’s Monsterverse.

Said Monsterverse is the one seen in 2014’s “Godzilla” and its 2019 direct sequel, 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island,” 2021’s “Godzilla vs. Kong” and next year’s already shot “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire”.

Spanning three generations, the series deals with the battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco. Two siblings follow in their father’s footsteps to uncover their family’s connection to the secretive organization known as Monarch.

Their search leads them to a world of monsters and an army officer named Lee Shaw who knows something that Monarch deems a threat.

Real life father-and-son Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell will play Shaw at different points in life – Wyatt playing the 1950s Shaw in his early days, Kurt playing him half a century later.

Chris Black co-developed the series with Matt Fraction, whilst Matt Shakman directs the first two episodes. All three executive produce alongside Andy Goddard, Brad Van Arragon, Andrew Colville, Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell.

Anna Sawai, Anders Holm, Ren Watabe, Kiersey Clemons, Joe Tippett, Mari Yamamoto and Elisa Lasowski also star.

On a TV budget I'm guessing this will have even less Godzilla than the 2014 film.

Which is fine as long as it has decent enough characters and story. Unlike the 2014 film.

Hopefully they retain that film's grounded aesthetic and don't veer towards the overblown garbage that came after.


First one was good but the sequels were increasingly terrible, just a series of gory set-pieces whereas the original had a cool detective story and interesting dialogue between the two main characters.

This one is set between 1 and 2, which is why Tobin Bell is back.

RE: Equalizer 3

Is this is a thinly veiled attempt at making us buy you a cake?

[VIDEO] RE:Invasion (AppleTV+)

Despite its flaws, I quite liked the first season. I hope they don't listen to the people that complained about the pacing. This isn't Independence Day.

The ferrofluid-like creature design was pretty cool, too.

RE: [VIDEO] Peter Molyneux's GODUS game

Why is my scam meter twitching...

Legendary game developer - and game development tease - Peter Molyneux has discussed his next project, and talked up its gameplay as featuring a mechanic that's never been seen before.

He's already done the NFT thing so God knows what kind of bollocks he's dreamt up this time.

RE: [VIDEO] Hijack (AppleTV+)

First episode is incredibly stupid and completely lacking in tension.

Mostly white terrorists take over the plane, idiot white passengers: "I think I heard someone speaking arabic" Plane is coming from Dubai, btw...

Also, incompetent terrorists left a bullet in the toilet in the first 10 mins of the flight somehow.

Pilot bludgeons first officer so he can let the terrorists into the cockpit.

Huge disappointment. Not even sure I can be bothered with episode 2 but I'll give it a try.

[VIDEO] Full Circle (Max)

An investigation into a botched kidnapping uncovers long-held secrets connecting multiple characters and cultures in present-day New York City.

Awesome cast and all six episodes directed by Steven Soderbergh.

RE: Missing Titanic Sub

Seems like the sub suffered a catastrophic implosion, likely days ago when they lost contact.

Fishes enjoying some expensive soup right now.

[VIDEO] RE:̶E̶3̶ Summer Game Fest 2023

Gameplay from the open world Ubisoft Star Wars game

Looks tres bonerific.

Another year without Splinter Cell news :(

[VIDEO] RE:̶E̶3̶ Summer Game Fest 2023

A handful of highlights so far:

PC Gaming show coming up later...

[VIDEO] RE: Apple TV

Includes three seconds of Masters of the Air.

RE: Apple TV

For anybody else looking to try it (legally), you can get a 5 month free trial here (new subscribers only)

[VIDEO] Hijack (AppleTV+)

Told in real time, “Hijack” is a tense thriller that follows the journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London over a seven-hour flight, and authorities on the ground scramble for answers. Elba will star as Sam Nelson, an accomplished negotiator in the business world who needs to step up and use all his guile to try and save the lives of the passengers — but, his high-risk strategy could be his undoing.

I've been looking forward to this since it was announced last year.

RE: [VIDEO] ̶E̶3̶ Summer Game Fest 2023

RJS says...
"I really need to finish The Talos Principle VR, I think I was on the third main area (think there are four then you go up a tower?)."

I think it was three main areas, then the tower (unless you go through the door... [don't])

I would imagine the tower must be quite an experience in VR.

[VIDEO] RE: ̶E̶3̶ Summer Game Fest 2023

So, no Ghost of Tsushima PC port (yet), but a few nice and unexpected announcements.

The Talos Principle is one of my all-time favourites so I'm super hyped for this:

Some more highlights:

Also shown: Spider-Man 2, Dragon's Dogma 2, some new PVP extraction shooter from Bungie called Marathon, Alan Wake 2, probably some other stuff that isn't nearly as cool as Talos Principle 2.

Also announced: Project Q - a new handheld Playstation device designed around remote streaming:

̶E̶3̶ Summer Game Fest 2023

E3 is cancelled again (this time for good, not just for COVID). Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest takes the spotlight again with a series of livestreams from most of the major publishers to showcase their upcoming titles. Here is a rundown of the events, starting with Sony tomorrow:

Playstation Studios - State of Play

Wednesday May 24th | 9pm BST

Twitch | Youtube

What I want to see: Ghost of Tsushima PC port, Dino Crisis remake (I can dream!)
What they will probably show: Spider-Man 2, The Last of Us multiplayer game, Silent Hill 2 remake, Final Fantasy something or other...

Summer Game Fest

Thursday June 8th | 8pm BST

Twitch | Youtube

What I want to see: Valve's major AAA games that Gaben mentioned they were working on back before Half Life Alyx was announced.
What they will probably show: Apparently there will be 3 - 4 big reveals but I have no idea what.

Future Games Show

Saturday June 10th | 6pm BST

Twitch | Youtube

What I want to see: Flashback 2 and maybe something new in the real time tactics genre.
What they will probably show: Pixel-art indies, pretty platformers, maybe a sim or two...

Microsoft / Xbox Games (+ Bethesda)

Sunday June 11th | 6pm BST

Twitch | Youtube

What I want to see: Avowed, State of Decay 3, Wolfenstein 3
What they will probably show: Starfield, Hellblade 2, maybe Outer Worlds 2, yet another Forza game...

They really need a win after the disaster that was Redfall. Sadly, I doubt Starfield will be it :(

PC Gaming Show

Sunday June 11th | 9pm BST

Twitch | Youtube

What I want to see: Shadow Gambit, Trrepang2, IGI Origins
What they will probably show: More city builders, survival/crafting games, puzzle games etc. 

Ubisoft Forward

Sunday June 12th | 6pm BST

Twitch | Youtube

What I want to see: Splinter Cell remake!
What they will probably show: Assassin's Creed Mirage (and possibly one of the other four AC titles currently in development), Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Skull and Bones (again) and XDefiant. Maybe even their new open world Star Wars game.

Steam Next Fest

June 19th - 26th

A selection of demos for upcoming games will be available.
Usually there are a handful of promising titles in there. Last year the aforementioned Trepang2 was a particular highlight.


EA is sitting this year out, Nintendo haven't announced anything. Sometimes the likes of Capcom, Bandai/Namco and Take2 Interactive do their own shows but no news on that front yet, either.

Will post some highlights as the events are broadcast. Hopefully they will announce something decent!

RE: Windows 11

admars says...
"the only thing I'm wondering is how long will it take for me to get used to moving mouse to just left of bottom middle for start menu rather than bottom left hand corner ;)"

You can move it to the old bottom left position in the settings. That was the first thing I did when I upgraded to 11.

The only thing I hate about 11 is that the taskbar icons are always grouped with no option for taskbar labels. They are re-adding this in a patch at some point, though.

The new file explorer context menu looks like ass too, but thankfully you can disable it and revert to the old one.

RE: [VIDEO] Oppenheimer (2023)

I'm pretty hyped.

Seeing the Trinity test in IMAX is going to be something special.

RE: Apple TV

Snaps says...
"Top of my list is Strange New World"

Sorry, that's Paramount+

Need another subscription for that (there is a 7-day free trial, though)

As for AppleTV+, get Five Days at Memorial on your list.

Masters of the Air coming soon as well.

[VIDEO] RE:Prehistoric Planet (Apple TV+)

Second season coming May 22nd, which is a lot sooner than I expected.

RE: [VIDEO] Dune (2020) slated for December

That's not a real trailer, btw.

Vanity Fair posted an article with some real shots from the film
, though:

Apparently this was shot entirely using IMAX cameras. That will be quite the experience.

[VIDEO] Liaison (AppleTV+)

Vincent Cassel and Eva Green star as agents—and former lovers—who must work together to combat international cyberattacks threatening the UK while also confronting the buried secrets of their destructive relationship.

Watching this based on the cast alone.

Starts February 24th.

RE: [VIDEO] Dexter Returns

^ now officially confirmed:

They are also developing a prequel series centered around the Trinity killer.