Ben X

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About Ben X

  • Rank
    Formerly bbX1138
  • Birthday May 24

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    http://timegentleman.tumblr.com

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Nottingham, UK

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  • Interests
    film, lit, comics
  • Occupation
    desk monkey/occasional game dev
  • Favorite Games
    Day Of The Tentacle, Sam And Max Hit The Road, Quake
  1. Thanks! I saw someone tweeting at Dan about this, was that you? If not, please email support at ant-workshop dot com with details and, if possible, reproduction steps! Hopefully in the meantime restarting from your last autosave will fix it...
  2. As threatened: LOTCG will be out on Switch and XBox One on September 4th! Pre-order now and get 15% off! (Not all regions have it up on the webstore yet, so you might have to go via your console.) Nintendo Switch XBox One
  3. Movie Marathons

    I haven't seen Captain Corelli, but isn't he nice in that? And he's a goody in National Treasure, obviously. I wonder whether your girlfriend gets an asshole vibe off him even when he's playing ostensibly nice characters!
  4. Movie Marathons

    Hmmm, what about Peggy Sue Got Married? This is a good opportunity to troll her, though - keep telling her you think you've found the one movie where he plays a non-asshole, then put on Vampire's Kiss or Wicker Man or Bad Lieutenant...
  5. Filmmaking

    Well done for (almost) finishing! Yeah, I guess it's probably smart to deprioritise festivals right now, considering COVID.
  6. Building a home theater...

    Saw this and thought of @Erkki's thread!
  7. Is It Wrong To Eat Meat?

  8. Coming to Switch on the 18th June! (also edited the OP)
  9. Marvel movies

    Excellent!
  10. Marvel movies

    Just finished S4. So, from episode 9 onwards, it gets AMAZING. They perhaps weren't playing with the most original ideas - - but they made them their own and made them sing. Consistently clever, exciting, funny and touching. Wow. If S5+ can at least stay in a place between S3 and this, I'll be happy.
  11. Marvel movies

    I have been told that this is in fact the case, and actually now I'm on the second mini-arc it has immediately picked up!
  12. Marvel movies

    I've started binging Agents of SHIELD. I skipped most of the first 10 episodes, then pretty much watched everything once it got to the Winter Soldier tie-in. The first few episodes were pretty ropey, but it definitely keeps improving. It's never really got beyond Buffy seasons 1&2 levels of quality for me, though. Season 3 was definitely the strongest so far. It's not mind-blowingly great, and I still wish I could have gone through every script with a red pen to clean up grammatical errors, clunky wording and terrible quips before filming, but it's consistently solid with lots of good moments sprinkled on top. I like what they did with The action is a lot better, the effects work is impressive, and the narrative is more propulsive. It still needs a lot more character work (FitzSimmons have never ceased to be annoying as fuck, there are a lot of two-dimensional/cipher background cast, and even the leads don't have that much to them - compare the Firefly crew characterisation after 6 episodes to this lot after 2.5 seasons) and more narrative experimentation (the occasional flashforward bookend does not cut it! Episodes like "4,722 Hours" are a good start, but they really need to play with the format like, say, Buffy or Person Of Interest would). I was looking forward to S4 because I'd heard here and elsewhere that that's where it gets really strong, but I'm 8 episodes in and I'm a little frustrated because so far it's at best on the same level as S3 but if anything it's worse. I was also told that they did a (ugh) 'soft reboot' here, but so far all they've done is shuffled some pieces around so there's more frustrating bureaucracy to deal with, and replaced the strong 3-seasons-build-up villains with some boring They've even managed to make dull. Brannigan mentioned that here they moved from season-long arcs to three or four mini-arcs, but I'm 8 episodes in and it all feels like wheel-spinning for future stuff so far. I'm going to keep watching it, because there's still good stuff in there, it got a proper ending apparently, and, well, it's the COVID quarantine what else am I going to do. But I really hope this season picks up in the second half and lives up to the hype!
  13. Letterboxd

    I got back into using letterboxd a while ago, and I now review every film I watch. I'm https://letterboxd.com/timegentleman .
  14. Half-Life 3

    Do it!