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Ice Sharks (2016)

Ice Sharks (2016)

A research station at the edge of a glacier is attacked by super-evolved sharks who've been kept locked within a little lagoon way North and are suddenly let free as the ice melts, and one by one the research team become shark bait, as the station's first cut off from land, then sinks to the bottom of the ocean, and when at long last they do their best to get out of it and to the Icebreaker that finally hears their distress call and waits above.

Sound good? It's not, really. For a while the movie had vast and icy sceneries going for it at least, but that all disappears as they sink into the waves, and suddenly they're not even affected by the cold. Loose ends, lack of urgency and a mediocre manuscript make for a pretty boring movie, though there was potential with the theme.

The actors aren't the best in the world either, but the worst part: the CGI. It's not good.

This is what I like to call a C-Movie. You do so once but never again. I wonder if Sand Sharks will be any better...

 rated 1/5: shit shit shit

Dead 7 (2016)

Dead 7 (2016)

Samurai 7 but with zombies? Why not.

Well, technically it's five brave men and two ladies, who fight the zombies and their killer empress Apocalyptica, lady of the mountain.

It's a gritty, part sci-fi/part Walking Dead-type grunge movie where, just like in the originals, one after the other the characters just die away until... watch the movie and you'll see until what.

Maybe you have to be in a certain mind state to appreciate tragedy, but it's got one of those endings that, no matter if the movie leading up to it wasn't perfect (choreography and consistency is the one bit that could've used improvement), more than makes up for it. It has that ending that: honor. It has that. So close to giving this a four just for the end but...

 rated 3/5: not bad

If You Want To Live A Memorable Life...

If you want to live a memorable life, you have to be the kind of person who remembers to remember.

New Year Stuff

2017

Was meaning to include this in the New Year post earlier. Seemed like the right kind of contemplative, and unusually so for XKCD. Even with the bits of comedy. No matter: here it is now! Source here.

In other news: I got a cold. Ugh. It's been such a long time coming though it almost feels good to get it out of the way! Resting up this weekend.

Chutney Art!

Chutney Art!

Courtesy of this amazing dude. Check out his cartoons too.

Pet Peeves For Patreon

I just noticed a highly aggravating thing about Patreon. Ever noticed how when you start typing a long comment, and reach a certain length, the visible area keeps jumping up above the area where you're writing? That's pretty aggravating.

Even more aggravating, though, is how if you accidentally delete your comment whilst in the process of writing said comment... you can't get it back! CTRL + Z won't do a thing.

It is however possible that, in conjunction with the grievance above, this only happens if you've actually typed up a comment longer than the allowed comment length, which you wouldn't have been able to post had you finished it and tried to, and if you ever tried to copy and paste such a comment into the comment area it just wouldn't work, or get cut off. Which leads me to my next grievance: that you can type more than the allowed comment length into the comments box.

That's just asking for trouble.

Either way this is all really pretty aggravating. Reminds me of the old days with Word and no auto-save. Little limitations of not-that-far-away days we forget quick in the haze of technical improvement

I rewrote the comment, but of course it didn't turn out quite that long the second time around. So that's that. Write on.

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