TL;DR – This is a film that is hilarious, funny, and had me laughing from start to finish.
Score – 4.5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
There are many reasons that you may want to go to the movies. You may want a
visual spectacle, an interesting character study, or maybe you just want to
site and laugh your heart out. Well,
today I look at a film that has the distinction of being not one but all of
these things at once. Even better I had no idea about this film before seeing
it, other than the title, so I didn’t know I was about to see one of the best
films of the year when I walked in. Also just a pro-tip, do not go into this
film on an empty stomach, trust me on this one, or at least plan to go get food
the moment the film ends.
So to set the scene, we open on an illegal gambling den as police radios
crackle to life with instructions reminding everyone to limit property damage
as they repel down the side of a building to block off all avenues of escape.
This means no smashing through windows like you are an action star and politely
asking the criminal to turn himself in … and that goes about as well as you can
expect. The whole team Chief Go (Ryu Seung-ryong),
Detective Jang (Lee Hanee), Detective
Young-ho (Lee Dong-hwi), Detective Ma (Jin
Seon-kyu), and Detective Jae-hoon (Gong Myung), chase after the suspect through
the streets of Seoul only for them to have everything fall apart. They are
dragged in front of the Police Superintendent (Kim Eui-sung) and berated for
their incompetence, with the very real chance that their team will be
disbanded. Everyone knows that they are on their last chance when Choi (Song
Young-kyu) the head of a rival police taskforce gives them a tip that Lee
Moo-bae (Shin Ha-kyun) one of Korea’s big
drug players is about to return to the country. So the team has to engage in
the biggest stake-out in their history, and it goes about as well as you
TL;DR – Today we chart out the Civilization VI City List in Map from the Rise and Fall Expansion
We continue our tradition of looking at Firaxis Games Civilization VI by charting the cities of their new expansion Rise and Fall. If you would like to see our original map looking at the base game you can Click Here, our mapping of the expansion Click Here, and if you would like to see the cities for each civ in the base game Click Here. Now before we start, I just want to point out that these city locations are not meant to be pinpoint accurate, the groupings and questionable locations of some cities make that impossible. Just think of this more of a general guide to where they are located. Also for our mobile guests, there will be a lot of images incoming, so even though I have tried to keep them small, now would be a good time to check that you are using wi-fi and not data.
TL;DR – It takes the formula of Civilization VI and adds to it in very different and unexpected ways boosting the core game and adding some new flavour to the experience
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
If there is one thing that you can almost reliably count on is that a Civilization game is going to get an expansion at some point (and hopefully more than one). It is one of those gaming truisms, like there will be a controversy with each Grand Theft Auto game release, or Nintendo is going to Mario up every console it makes, the things that help make life that little bit more predictable in a world of chaos. So today we are going to explore Civilization VI’s (see review) first expansion pack Rise and Fall, which both describes some of the mechanics in the game but is also a homage to the popular mod Rhye’s and Fall.
TL;DR – We continue to chart Civilization VI as we dive into the new expansion pack and map out all the new civilizations.
For today’s map, we looking at the new Rise and Fall expansion for Civilization VI. So we are including everything in the base game of Civilization VI, as well as what was included in the Poland, Viking, Australia, Persia/Macedonia, Nubia, and South East Asia DLC packs, and today we are adding upon that the Rise and Fall expansion pack. If you would like to see our original map looking at the base game you can Click Here, if you would like to see the cities for each civ in the base game Click Here. A big thanks to everyone over at Civfanatics who helped by collate all this information in their Features Thread. Now there are going to be a number of large images after the page break, so if you are on a mobile device and need to watch your data, now is the time to jump onto Wifi.
TL;DR – Some of the most fascinating actions sequences I have ever seen, sandwiched between one of the dullest stories I have ever watched. I don’t think I have reviewed a film with such extremes in quality before, it was both fascinating and disappointing all at once.
Score – 2.5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – No
Wow, I don’t think I have ever come across a film like The Villainess before that had the ability to both deeply interest me and also deeply bore me all in the same film. In a story of two halves, you have some of the most fascinating action sequences I have ever seen put to film, and in the other half a spy revenge tale that was just a slog to get through. On the one hand, having such a discrepancy is interesting to talk about, but also it was really frustrating because you could see such potential squandered so badly.
TL;DR – A harrowing look at a moment in our past that we need to deal with if we want to avoid repeating our mistakes.
Score – 3.5 out of 5 stars
This year after watching the simply amazing Okja (review) and Train to Busan, a film that redefines a genre and one I really need to write something on, I decided to try and get out and see more Korean cinema. Now, unfortunately, it can be a bit difficult to find here in Australia, but thankfully a cinema near me does get some of the new releases from Asia from time to time. So today I continued my exploration of Korean cinema with the fascinating The Battleship Island. So what is the film about? Well how far would you go to protect your daughter from the world around her, what would you do break a revolutionary leader out prison, how far would you go to exploit the people under you to make a quick buck? These are some of the questions The Battleship Island tries to answer. Continue reading →
TL;DR – Chef’s Table is at the pinnacle food documentaries, indeed it is one of the best documentary series I have ever watched and season 3 is no different.
Score – 4.5 out of 5 stars
For those of you who read my review on the last season of Chef’s Table, their mini-season in France, then you should know that I really love Chef’s Table (for those who didn’t, just to catch you up, I really love Chef’s Table). From a filmmaking perspective, to the featured guests, to the spectacular food, it is a joy to watch. However, that means that I come to the next season with very high expectations, so bon appétit, 맛있게 드세요, прия́тного аппети́та, and mahlzeit, and welcome to Chef’s Table season 3.