Aaron Robinson

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  1. Congrats and good luck.
  2. I can't imagine a 100 minute cut of the film based off the current release. There's so much stuff happening. They'd have to cut out a couple of characters almost entirely.
  3. It's a tough balancing act. I think the humour and levity generally make the Marvel films better, but there's a tipping point. When even the evil Godess of Death is doing it (only once, but still) it really starts to feel like I'm just watching a bunch of actors having fun and riffing on each other. Which I think is fine for a 90min comedy, but for a 2 hour plus superhero flick that also has it's share of melodrama it's hard to really get invested in what's happening. Also just randomly; between this and Moana it's cool to hear a thick Kiwi accents in such a mainstream, big budget productions.
  4. I was wondering why I wasn’t seeing a ton of discussion of Thor: Ragnarok until I realised that it wasn’t out in the US yet. I thought it was a good movie, but it didn’t really amaze me like I was hoping for it to. I’m not sure the Marvel movies are even capable of that at this point. They’ve got this nice comfortable formulae going on that’s fine and all, but I feel like I can skip most of them. I don’t want to be too negative because in a lot of ways it’s good. It’s just that every character makes a humorous quip at some point, and nobody is 100% serious all the time. And that definitely takes me out of the experience at times. Plus they have to cram a ton of stuff into the start, which makes it all feel a bit rushed for the first 30min or so. But I think people are going to like it a whole lot.
  5. I saw Blade Runner 2049 yesterday. It's a gorgeous movie. And I love that it takes it's time and let's the big moments set in. I think I probably enjoyed it slighty more than the original. It's a shame this one is also probably going to be a box office failure.
  6. Sure, but the same could be said of most of the Marvel/DC trailers I've seen over the past few years. At least this one is somewhat unique in that it has a mostly black cast, and I like the Vince Staples song they used.
  7. I'm about half way through listening now. This show has been great so far. It's nice to hear a wrestling show that's actually, y'know, enthusiastic about what they're watching. Just in regards to Dick Togo; he "retired" a few years back, but has made a few comebacks since then. He opened a wrestling school in Vietnam and helped create their first wrestling promotion. He actually returned to the US last year and had a really fun match with Chris Hero (which is available for free on Floslam http://www.floslam.tv/video/1019677-evolve-74-chris-hero-vs-dick-togo#.WNsyA52Q9aQ) and I know he's announced for an upcoming PWG show.
  8. Nier is a fantastic game, but it's got a ton of flaws. It's really drawn out and repetitive, and not everything it attempts ends up working. If you can't get the game for a reasonable price, I wouldn't stress. I think Nier: Automata will ultimately be a much better game to actually play (since it's being made by Platinum), but I hope they've made a game with a similar level of wacky gameplay ideas.
  9. Well, I've already got tickets to see it with friends. Wasn't super hopeful about it in the first place, but my wife was super excited for it and my friends wanted to see it. But man, I'm kind of dreading it now.
  10. Yes. Yes these are all things I can talk about. For sure.
  11. Oh man, I only just saw that this exists. I am terrible at keeping track of this stuff. Anyway, I didn't say much on this one. Will probably say more in the future. Glad you enjoyed the show Kellen.
  12. I know she’s dry and abrasive, and she sometimes seems uncompromising on her points to the point of absurdity. But whatever sliver of influence she's had on the industry seems mostly positive. She may be opportunistic, but ultimately she's just another person on a soapbox; she's not trying to censor anyone, she's just putting her opinion out there. And the article in question reads like a witch hunt. Yeah, I get that she's judging other people over what they enjoy, but was also very careful about how she worded it. Saying she finds it "troubling" just doesn't seem all that offensive to me. It seems like a bunch of fervour over nothing.
  13. A person on the internet finds gameplay footage from a violent videogame unsettling. Also finds the reaction from it's fans troubling. Tweets about it. Internet reacts; an article is written. How can this person find violent videogames troubling? Why do they want to stop other people from enjoying a videogame? Wait, did they say that? Well uh... they probably implied it. Y'know, indirectly. The internet reaction dies down. Nothing changes. The world continues to turn.
  14. I think JR just isn't that great at interviews. He has a wealth of knowledge and I'll always respect his work on commentary, but he'll constantly talk over the top of the person he's interviewing, and it makes it hard to listen to. I think Stone Cold is quite a bit better than JR and Jericho, which is something I never thought I’d say. I still skip over the monologue and the ads, but the more casual atmosphere is great.
  15. Based off what? The handful of sentences he's said about it? The casting? The few photos from the set? Nothing about it screams typical hollywood fare. Maybe it will suck, but I doubt it would be because of studio meddling. It seems like the guy's making the exact kind of movies that make him happy. I don't give a shit about Pacific Rim, but I think he made the exact movie he wanted to make, and something that a ton of people were happy to see. I just wasn't along for the ride.
  16. It looks like butt. Not good butt. Nasty butt. And not nasty in a good way. In a bad way. You know; like a butt that's not good. .... What I'm trying to say is that it looks like a movie I wouldn't enjoy. So I will not be seeing it. Good day.
  17. I watched the trailer this morning hoping to find something fun. Or if not that; at least an entertaining trainwreck. But I think I can sum my feelings up as; ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I guess it's in line with everything else Brett Ratner has done.
  18. I thought Devitt coming out of the coffin in full Zombie-Demon makeup was amazing. There were a lot of great entrances at Wrestle Kingdom this year. The production was fantastic.
  19. We always tape our matches, but that's mainly for DVD releases and highlights. I'll post it if it ever makes its way to YouTube. It went well. I was basically there to make Elgin look like a monster, and he's pretty good at doing that himself. A few little things went wrong, but we recovered pretty easily.
  20. So hey, I had a match with Michael Elgin on Friday night. I even almost got a pin on him at one point.
  21. NXT is where WWE gets to throw shit against a wall and see what sticks, which makes for a super messy show that varies a lot in quality. It's significantly different to the safe homogenised product that WWE normally puts out. But that's why I love it. It's a show where they actually try things out, giving people crazy gimmicks that they might not quite be comfortable with and letting them run wild. I can't believe someone thought the CJ Parker gimmick was a good idea, but they did it, and the wrestler behind it gave it all he could, and now it's probably going to be forgotten about. But I'm glad they tried. It's the only WWE show I make an effort to watch.
  22. Miz is so boring. I hate the guy as a face more than I ever could as a heel.