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I love WWII shooters like Battlefield1942. This is Red Orchestra in the Pacific Theater and it looks very cool. Available as pre-release with immediate beta access. Looking great!
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When I was a kid in the mid to late 70's, I saw a movie during the summer movie special. It was the kind of deal where my parents paid a fairly small fee for a ticket that you could get punched every Saturday for a few weeks of the summer and there would be a special showing of previously released movies.
One of them was Bugsy Malone.
I'd not seen it before and haven't seen it since.
Bugsy Malone is set in the 20's to 30's and is a gangster flick. The catch is that the entire cast are children and it's a musical. As a kid, there were a lot of cool things about this movie. I remember thinking the cars were so cool. And the pie shooting Tommy guns.
Here is the link for the entire 1.5 hour movie on YouTube. It's worth a view if you haven't seen it before, but not the best thing you'll ever see. Stars Scott Baio and Jody Foster.
Paul Williams wrote the music and sings. Some of the kids are smoking but I've read the booze is fake.
I don't really know what motivated me to post this. Possibly the fact that many times I fail to hear this movie mentioned when looking about me.
I recommend the 1981 movie Dragonslayer.
The casting is fantastic. The special effects, though dated, are excellent. The sets and locations are great. Some regard the dragon, Vermithrax Pejorative, to be the best on-screen dragon ever. This is of course a matter of subjectivity.
Please see this fan updated movie trailer if you are interested and haven't seen the movie.
The priest Brother Jacopus was played by then little know actor Ian McDiarmid whose next role was Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars VI.
Guillermo del Toro said this about the movie: "One of the best and one of the strongest landmarks [of dragon movies] that almost nobody can overcome is Dragonslayer. The design of the Vermithrax Pejorative is perhaps one of the most perfect creature designs ever made."
Author George R. R. Martin once ranked the film the fifth best fantasy movie of all time, and called Vermithrax "the best dragon ever put on film", and the one with "the coolest dragon name as well".
Vermithrax is mentioned in the fourth episode of the television adaptation to Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series.
The film grossed just over $14 million in the U.S. with an estimated budget of USD$18 million. Often regarded as a commercial failure, it later became a cult classic on home video. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an 82%.
A co-production between Walt Disney Productions and Paramount Pictures, Dragonslayer was more mature and realistic than other Disney films of the period. Because of audience expectations for a more family-friendly film from Disney, the movie's violence, adult themes, and brief nudity (the first Walt Disney production to do so), was somewhat controversial at the time – even though Disney did not hold US distribution rights, which were held by Paramount (it was rated PG in the U.S.; TV showings after 1997 have carried a TV-14 rating). Disney later created Touchstone Pictures to produce more mature fare starting with 1984's Splash.
The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, one for Visual Effects and one for Original Music Score. Both were won by other films, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Chariots of Fire, respectively.
I've seen some posts stating that Java is bad for your computer, or at least hinting that it's horrible to have installed. I would love more information from the horse's mouth. I could do some internet searches but why not have a discussion where everyone can get some learnin' in?
I play Minecraft and, unless I'm mistaken, Java is the app that makes it go. Several otherwise tech savvy people play Minecraft so I was thinking it's not that bad. But some folks seem to disagree.
Please, educate me on the strengths and/or weaknesses of Java and any other hints, trivia or related facts.
Thank you in advance!