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General Discussion / connection issues?
« on: February 08, 2020, 09:33:12 PM »
PH taking a bit to load for me tonight.

Anyone else?

Pro Sports Discussion / XFL: X GON GIVE IT TO YA!
« on: February 03, 2020, 10:09:23 PM »
Who's ready?

this sunday.  2 games.  I had to google where to watch it. it says Fox and ABC. 2pm est and 5pm est.

General Discussion / The grudge (2020) SPOILERS
« on: January 14, 2020, 01:22:53 AM »
Let me start you off cause someone is bound to ask.
NO, you do not need to see the previous American or Japanese film.  The intro scene is the only thing that connects it to that universe, otherwise it is a whole different movie on it's own. Hell you can slap any title onto it and it'll be different.

Now that that's out of the way. 

How was it?
It was not great, it was not terrible.  If I had to give it a score, it's maybe a 6 or 6.5.  Not worth going to theaters, but it's decent enough that you won't waste your time playing it on netflix, redbox, whatever.

Storywise - it tried, but ultimately failed due to it having 3 perspectives mashed into one movie and not enough time to fully develop them.  The movie tries to do a bit too much, it tries to be a typical japanese horror film.  It also tries to be this heartfelt mental health like film. Several elements seen in the film are direct copies from haunting of hill house like; the house being a gate between dimensions and the wanting to burn the house down after experiencing stress. 

The good -
It has some interesting elements and some realistic themes. It's not just a bunch of faceless people.  There's 3 perspectives you see in the film.
1. a couple who are soon giving birth to a child with ALD (degenerative disease).  The stress and heartbreak they experience and the attachment they go through.
2. a married couple of 50 years. the wife's mental state is deteriorating and the husband has to learn to cope with it.  Sad.  This is where the gate between dimensions plays in.  He recognizes it and actually says that he would have her die in the house if it meant he got to still be with her after death.
3. Cops who become too attached to their current case and end up taking work home with them. 

The bad -
It wasn't scary in the slightest.  It has some plotholes that are loosely explained in the other films (possession, why spirits stay there, etc.). The make up and special effects are nothing like the grudge and it does not resemble it outside of the first scene.

The meh -
It doesn't rely on stupid jumpscares thankfully. So that is enjoyable. 


Watch it on redbox or netflix, whatever.  It's not terrible, but not great. it's watchable.  I'd watch it again, maybe even a third time.  I didn't hate it.  and there's probably things I missed.

It is WAYYYYYYYYYYYY YYY better than Annabelle, Annabelle comes home, curse of la llorona, and some other crap horrors i saw.

Pro Sports Discussion / #1 seed
« on: December 29, 2019, 10:48:23 PM »
Stressful as duck game. Bullshit calls by the ref.  That was an illegal forward pass!

But we got the w!

General Discussion / Frozen 2
« on: December 16, 2019, 10:17:10 PM »
I initially thought it was a lame cash grab so I didn't intend on watching it.  But when I heard that there was a song about grief, I wanted to see it and I'm glad I did.

I love this film. The many messages about growing up, things aren't constant, and learning to cope with change. It doesn't quite have the mystique as the first part, but the story, the musical score and everything really makes it enjoyable.

The music itself is also amazing. Almost like a musical.

Some of my favorites.

The intro song. very soothing and relaxing.
Evan Rachel Woods - All is Found

LOVEEE this song. it's perfect for a broadway musical.
The main cast - Some Things Never Change

The song about grief and depression.

Kristen Bell - The Next Right Thing

Few other good ones with empowerment themes.
Idina Menzel - Show Yourself

Idina Menzel - Into the Unknown

The end credit version  - damn he can hit the high notes.
Panic at the disco - Into the Unknown

This wasn't in the film, part of the outtakes, but i like this song too.

Kristen Bell - Home

The Game Room / Introducing the X-Box Series X
« on: December 12, 2019, 10:33:28 PM »

It looks like a PC Tower.. so damn ugly.  Is it trying to pull a Wii U with the similar naming gimmick?

Hmong Culture & History / Sweeping a new home.
« on: November 14, 2019, 09:19:18 PM »
When moving into a new home and sweeping the house. What do you say?

General Discussion / Rip Ntxawm Lauj aka Niam Nom Phaj
« on: November 05, 2019, 08:33:17 PM »
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Been a few years since I've seen a Hmong movie.  But always enjoyed her roles in the film.  Going to miss the seriousness and humor that she brings to the film.

Still love this scene. :)

Pro Sports Discussion / XFL
« on: October 17, 2019, 10:49:56 PM »
That draft looked pathetic.

They couldn't spend a little money to make it look more presentable or professional?

General Discussion / The Conjuring Universe
« on: July 22, 2019, 12:04:47 PM »
Saw Both Annabelle comes home and curse of la llorona yesterday and they were disappointing.

The conjuring (1) - Enjoyed it
Conjuring 2 - I don't remember, have to go back and watch it.. I don't remember it being all that bad though.
Annabelle - it SUCKED.
Annabelle awakening - Enjoyed it.
Annabelle comes from - It has next to no story.  All it does is put all the stories into one universe.  I.e. all the spirits are all awoken for their own cameo scenes to show connectivity.  No exorcism, not much to it.
The nun - The scenery was great, the vibes were good,  the movie has a great set.. but it falls apart halfway and feels like they just wanted an ending. There was a twist, but it was a dud twist that didn't do much.
The curse of la llorona - It has NO STORY.  It doesn't even have a scene about the ghost's backstory, the priest tells the story in an exposition dump.  And that's it.

:/ so disappointing. 

General Discussion / Questions of the day 7/4/19
« on: July 04, 2019, 11:52:12 AM »
1.  What are some things you like about your culture?
2. What are some things you would like to change about your culture?

General Discussion / Sit down and talk it out..
« on: June 26, 2019, 11:42:52 PM »
Wish more people can do this.

MC Jin and China Mac sitting down and talking out their past issues.

General Discussion / Question of the day 6/20/19
« on: June 20, 2019, 02:37:32 AM »
Which PHer would you like to know more about and why ?

General Discussion / Question of the day: 6/18/19
« on: June 18, 2019, 02:33:11 AM »
What is it that keeps you grounded in reality?

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