OrangeyChocolate
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OrangeyChocolate

Y’all should do The Emoji Movie at some point. Not based on video games directly, though it does have video game bits in it.

Sam Leheny
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Sam Leheny

If you want to see a good Vampire Western, seek out the graphic novel series American Vampire by Scott Snyder and Raphael Albuquerque. It does some really interesting things with vampire mythology and is one of the best things going in in American comics if you’re sick of superheroes.

Nitrium
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Good episode with imo a spot-on analysis that only fellow Boll aficionados could appreciate. If nothing else, Boll is reliable in his incompetence – there are FAR worse directors out there (as you say). That said, you have yet to view Far Cry. IMO Boll’s worst film, easily, and it will make you reassess the sort of guilty pleasure you’ve been (mostly?) getting from him.

Samuel Bingham
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“Some movie-boys are always tryin’ to ice skate uphill.”

MuddyScarecrow
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MuddyScarecrow

I LOVE Old West Supernatural stories! One of my favorites (though I admit it is totally jank) is a 90s adventure game called Silverload. Where you play as a half breed Native American bounty hunter tasked with investigating the town of the same name to find a missing boy who was snatched by werewolves. Thought it was vampires when I was a kid. Is actually werewolves.

Also you coulda done 30s Dracula for your intro, Jim. “Do you hear them? I call them my…Movie Boys of the Night!”

Conrad Zimmerman
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Conrad Zimmerman

One of my all-time favorite RPG settings is Deadlands, which originated as an old west alternate history in which the Civil War never entirely ends due to the interference of supernatural forces. Had a fascinating mechanic where, when your character died, there was a small chance they’d come back in a symbiotic relationship with a demon that granted them powers but would constantly fight to be in control of the body. Great stuff.

Sapporo Moxie
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Sapporo Moxie

“This is the skin of a MOVIE BOY, Bella!” ::sparkles::

Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer

I’m gonna assume you’ll do the third Bloodrayne someday (the one where she’s finally fighting Nazis) but will you also do that film’s spin-off, Blubberella? It’s the third film re-shot as a “comedy”, by which I mean Bloodrayne’s fat, they left in the outtakes and there’s a scene with blackface. It may not be videogames enough for the podcast, though.

MuddyScarecrow
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MuddyScarecrow

He did an unfortunately similar thing with House of the Dead: “The Funny Version.” Boll apparently has a very warped idea of what “funny” means.

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Basically Postal contained every joke ewe boll knows so his “funny versions” are just one of the incidental time filling jokes from postal expanded to an entire movie.

Nitrium
Member

Call me crazy, but I enjoyed the first one a lot more (a solid 6/10). It had breasts exposed for our pleasure, it had gratuitous gore, better action sequences and Ben Kingsley and Meatloaf and Billy Zane! This lame sequel had none of those things. Also recasting Michael Paré but in a different role is just weird. This movie was bad. Very, very bad. 3/10.

Conrad Zimmerman
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Conrad Zimmerman

I think Paré returns in yet another role in the third film.

George
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George

Canadian movies are such garbage…I’m sad to say this is no exception. It’s amazing what kind of utter shit we produce *sigh*

If I may recommend:
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate. At least you would have something to talk about. With some of the very Japanese humour in it.

I was also wondering; Are Lawnmower Man and The 13th Floor on the list? I know they are a bit distant from video games as a theme.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I don’t know if its me, the podcast, or the movie itself but I have listened twice now and still have no idea what actually happened in BloodRayne 2: Deliverance.

Like, huge swathes of the movie are just missing for me. I make it as far as “Slimebag” and then I miss everything up to “villain dies”. Is it just me?

LegendaryFrog
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LegendaryFrog

It’s funny because I felt the same way with the Assassin’s Creed podcast. I’m pretty sure it’s just the movies. Jim and Conrad mentioned that most of the movie is just drawn out shots and that them going over the plot points makes it seem much quicker than it actually is. With nothing going on in the movie to discuss it’s easy for anyone to miss ‘important’ details during the podcast.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
I went and looked up the Wikipedia article for a better plot synopsis. “Newton Piles (Chris Coppola), a reporter on assignment for the Chicago Chronicle, has come to the town of Deliverance, Montana, to record tales of the Wild West. The peaceful and quiet town is expecting the arrival of the first Transcontinental Railroad in one week. Along with the railroad however, arrives an unwelcome and deadly guest, a vampiric Billy the Kid. Using the railway, the 357-year-old Transylvanian vampire is building an army of cowboy vampires to take over the country and create a vampire kingdom in the New… Read more »
Barloq
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Barloq

Cowboy movie cliches are strung together. It mostly makes sense at the time.

Conrad Zimmerman
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Conrad Zimmerman

It’s mostly the movie. Almost nothing happens between the introduction of Slimebag and the end. They get equipped and head straight to the final confrontation. Really, the only thing of note is the shit-eating grin on Zack Ward’s face in the mass hanging scene.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I mean, that’s a pretty bad film if you can make the audience feel like absolutely nothing was lost by not remembering several minutes of a spoken plot synopsis.

I’m almost tempted to rewatch it, just because I’ve never seen it all in one sitting.

Nitrium
Member

Believe me when I tell you it’s not worth it. It’s below average Boll, so I needn’t really say more.

Chris
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Chris

I know I’ve listened to every podcast… but when I try to remember things, I feel like I haven’t heard an episode since Dead Rising Watchtower since these movies produce very little interest from you or Jim.
I think you guys need something you genuinely really enjoy or absolutely hate sometime soon!

Rough-Sailin\'Louis
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Rough-Sailin\'Louis

You can say what you will about the Video Dead, but the scene where the blonde girl talks about her little dog and skunks will forever have a place in my heart. Quite opposite to this aggressively mediocre thing I once watched while playing Minecraft and I don’t think, I looked away from Minecraft for more than ten seconds at a time.

Stephen Mc Devitt
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Stephen Mc Devitt

I have an idea what Movieboys intro joke you can have for Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. “It is an honour to be recognised by the GREAT MOVIEBOYS!” which is what Ardyn Izunia says in the film.

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Jim’ll not remember all that and go with “Ah! I’ve come up with a new MOVIEBOYS!”.

Like he always does, all the time, in all the things.

Barloq
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Barloq
I’ll be honest, maybe it’s because my expectations were at rock-bottom, or maybe it’s because Boll’s usual faire is so bad, but this was surprisingly tolerable. If nothing else, it’s a huge leap forward from Bloodrayne and Dungeon Siege. There’s a couple other factors that I think helped as well. First, the story is pure cliche, so it manages to remain fairly competent in that regard (a step up from the Boll norm). And secondly, the cast are all too good for this movie and I think they all hammed it up fairly well (no sleepwalking Jason Statham in this… Read more »
Barloq
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Barloq

Ok, I wrote this right before listening and I’m laughing at how closely we seem to be lining up.

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