Greetings, programs, and welcome to our final episode of 2022! We usually post on Sundays, but since you have been good, we’re dropping this one on Christmas Eve. This week we’re joined again by Rachel Ho of Contra Zoom Podcast, Exclaim.ca, and others as we talk about The Banshees of Inisherin (one of the year’s best) and Avatar: The Way of Water (another movie we have seen!) as well as a brief discussion about Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis.
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Man, I’m a gaming dinosaur. Most of the time I spend with games now is framed with a never-ending, slow shake of the head as I try to comprehend what it even is these days. From open worlds with endless icons pulling me in every direction to entire catalogues of microtransactions that have been carved away to sell for eternal engagement, it’s all a far cry from the titles that got me hooked so many years ago. For me, the shift from PS3/Xbox 360 to PS4/Xbox One was the most noticeable, as suddenly developers could depend on a consumer internet connection, and so games became a service. I feel like the self-contained, more focused AA game is becoming as much of a relic as those that still want them.
Which is why Aliens Fireteam Elite is such a treat. Sure, it has a few modern marketing points ticked – three-player co-op missions (although it’s perfectly playable in single-player with bots) and the dreaded “Seasons” of downloadable content (to go with the laundry list of things you can unlock through normal play) – but, at its heart, it is a game that has a singular focus and it really wants to show you a damn good time.
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Avatar, remember Avatar? The movie that was the highest grossing film of all time for a decade?
Anyway, we’re getting four sequels to Avatar and I’ve lost count of how many times they’ve been delayed at this point, but now James Cameron says that two of them are almost ready to go!
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James Camerons 1984 film _The Terminator_ and 1991 follow up _Terminator 2: Judgement Day_ are both stone-cold classics. It’s not surprising that Hollywood has been making sequels in this franchise for the last two decades. It is surprising that most of them are …. we’ll say “of varying quality.”
Where those have failed, Terminator: Dark Fate actually kind of succeeds. It takes familiar elements from the original two, remixes them with some social commentary, and brings in all the legacy characters to pass the torch to a whole new cast.
Imagine The Force Awakens but for Terminator.
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Like we didn’t know this would happen but now it’s official. There is going to be _three_ more Avatar movies and they are coming out in December 2016, 2017, and 2018.
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