Aleks Storlid
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Aleks Storlid

Jim, you always mention what you think the film did well, for example you said the film did the shotgun and bathroom door scene well but in your game reviews of shitty games, you really don’t do that. Both are shitty movies and games respectively. I’ve only been a fan for a month but I REALLY feel that Movie Doctor Sterling is completely different from video game critic Sterling.

Muddy Scarecrow
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Muddy Scarecrow

There’s a moment in the first Max Payne that is scarier to me than ANY horror game. It’s in one of the hallucination stages where you have to balance on a floating blood trail to get to your dead child’s crib (on a random note FUCK those levels) and every time you fall into the abyss below a horrible blood curdling scream tears through the either and claws its way into your soul. The very first time I heard this I almost turned the game off in sheer pants shitting terror. Whose scream is that even supposed to be?! Max?!… Read more »

Tonglongninja
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Tonglongninja

Though I agree with a lot of what you’ve said about the games, I feel like you’re missing some of it in your memories. There were plenty of lighthearted TV shows, more than Alan Wake. Address Unknown, Lords and Ladies, Dick Justice… Some of my favourite bits.

supersatanic
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supersatanic

I’m the guy who avenges his family. You must be the other guy.

Seriously. I’m the one who’s avenging. Nawt you, nawt you and nawt you.

Nitrium
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Nitrium

Wow, Jim didn’t even describe Mila Kunis as “so beautiful; such a talent”. Why the Kunis hate Jim? WHY?

Wellsy487
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Wellsy487

So the film is trying to keep to the plot of Max Payne 2, utterly forgettable.

Vohaul86
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Vohaul86

First Max Payne and next time Angry Birds? It’s a good time to be a Finn!

George
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George

Nice episode Jim & Conrad. This one made for some easy relaxing listening when I got home from after a busy day.

Skuvnar
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Skuvnar

Fun fact, Mila Kunis comes from an the Ukraine. Russian is her first language.

altdoom
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altdoom

Max Payne 1 and 2 were phenomenal games and I thought they have aged well hmmmm?

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

The two best elements of Gotham are The Penguin and Sean Pertwee as Alfred. Especially Alfred as a former Cockney wideboy seemingly written by people who have done no research into Cockney stereotypes.

Brandon Mack
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Brandon Mack

I wonder if either of you really remember the Max Payne game. The goofy bits were in the original game especially the tv bits of “Lords and Ladies”. You never get the point across of why Max Payne ages poorly. Granted it’s not the first time I’m scratching my head trying to understand the issue.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

Always had a soft spot in my heart for the games. They may not be the best, but they’re still a damn good time. I would hesitate to say they’ve aged badly, save for some awful platforming segments in the first two games. Though I guess those have always been pretty trash. The looser controls are fine for the fun dodgy-shooty-bang-bang bits, but not platforming. The late game nightmare level can just fuck right off. Navigating a black bottomless pit room by following a thin blood trail maze requiring jumps and drops is just a bad time. Did I mention… Read more »

Ventrus
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Theres always a lack of energy when you discuss movies that are completely unexceptional. I know you want to have a backlog, but why not go for movies that have an interest to you, is very good, very bad or particularly appealing to you. It feels as if you are ticking off a list – why not go for the gold (either way) and just ignore the medicore. You don’t have to cover every film. Passion makes the show a cracker

Austin_sj
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Austin_sj

I’ve got deja vu over this episode.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Missing out on a pretty darn alright game, not played the third installment. Is probably one of the few previous gen titles I would not hesitate getting a remaster of. Criticisms are valid but does not hamper the experience (at least personally anyhow).

Bullet time has been more than eagerly owned by the sniper elite games now…now with high-def x-ray vision slow-mo Squuuuuuueaaaaalchy cruuuuush booom!

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Angry Birds is a good animated movie. No Wreck-It Ralph, but they took a good comedy cast and made a good comedy film out of an utterly ridiculous premise that by no rights should have made a good movie.

It isn’t great, but I enjoyed my time with it.

Steamed Boot
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Steamed Boot

Not only had I forgotten there was a Max Payne film, I’d also forgotten I’d actually seen this in the cinema. Love the game, but damn the movie is dull.

Still listening to the podcast so not sure if I’m missing something, but the joke about Mila Kunis speaking Russian completely went over my head…

neil_mccauley
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neil_mccauley

I personally think this is one of the better game movies. Could’ve used more slow mo, however.

goodbyejojo
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goodbyejojo

they shoulda went full noir with max naration like how sin city did, instead its just another action movie.

Andrew Barloq
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Andrew Barloq

This movie was painfully dull to try to watch. I don’t know if they were being intentionally “reverential” by going through trope after trope, or if they just thought they had done something brilliant without realizing they were just going through the standard noir template. I literally laughed out loud when the bad guys have Max dead-to-rights in the frozen lake and after 10 seconds just say “eh fuck it, he’s probably dead now”, it was so lazy. I’ve gotta say though, that stylish hallucination shootout at the end was fairly entertaining though and went a long way to wringing… Read more »

Dariush
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Dariush

Just heard the game part of the podcast. I agree pretty much on everything. I loved deeply the first game and played trough the second wich was much more solid mechanic-wise, but convoluted and simply shitty narration-wise. The first Max Payne is clearly a cringey attempt at a noir narration and has aged pretty badly gameplay wise, but was more impactful than the second, which was just more of the same. Never played the third more than 15 min i just couldnt get over that epilepsy inducing presentation. I wasnt against the character’s change of style and the shooting was… Read more »

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I remember starting watching this. I don’t remember why I stopped.

DiddyHop
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DiddyHop

I reckon the dialogue being cheesy was intentional, not only to mimic the noir style but to apply some kind of contrast to the dark storyline. It works in my opinion

Film Runner
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This movie is so painfully boring, but just about worth it to see Mark Walberg yell at the fire-engulfed heavens like a dying, orgasming walrus.