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jondivblo
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Feb 01, 2022
In CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
I need all enjoyers of cargo pants assistance for this one. My go-to cargo's have recently been decommissioned due to a crotch blowout from putting in work at the recent F/W 21' Pop-Up. So I'm just gonna retire them for good. I'm in the search of some new cargos and need some good recommendations. Looking for a technical style, lots of function, and has to be a canvas style material (no nylon style). Kind of a mix between ACG & Carhartt. If anybody can help.. please send recs in the thread. *Edit: Has to be black*
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jondivblo
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Jan 18, 2022
In ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
Thought id kick off the first movie review for the forum with an interesting one, cause I've been wanting to hear what other people think ever since I saw it a few days ago. I would say spoilers below, but its a adaptation of a play from 1623, so take that as you will. Going into it, I had no idea what this film was, I heard of it, knew it had Denzel Washington in it, and that's it. I assumed it was some spin on the original story of Macbeth, but I was wrong, it is more or less just a modern day visual adaptation of the play, the script is the more or less the same, just with a majority of the original play cut out to make it a reasonable length film This is where a lot of people might become more interested- or less depending on your history with English class, as i said the film is just an adaptation of the play down to the script, which means, the entirety of the dialogue is spoken in Shakespearean old English, which can be very daunting to some people. I cant say I ever struggled reading Shakespeare- but watching/listening to it? Definitely proves more difficult to live translate old terms and break concepts of dialogue. That's more or less a summary of the film itself, its just the play Macbeth, i wont go into details cause it is very long but if you read it before, I would read a summary to refresh yourself on the key events/characters, and if you haven't read it- read a summary as well. Where this film truly shines in my opinion, is the direction, cinematography, and set design. This movie is beautiful, although the whole thing is in black and white, with some slight color grading done, it conveys all the dark and eerie tones of the play and the story. The shots and lighting- led by Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, are immaculate to say the least, it really makes me want to check out what else he has done in different settings. The set design is the least traditional Shakespearean thing about the entire film, most of the sets are made to look industrialist in nature- sharp, blank, and defined concrete structures and surfaces, with a slight gothic/medieval influence. The direction and the performances by the cast are arguably the best part, at first a bit dull, but just like the play they fall into a steep rising action up until the climax, all intensifying their roles as the film goes on. Denzel plays a great Macbeth, but in my opinion Lady Macbeth played by Frances McDormand really steals the show with her performance. In all, great film, dry at times, amazing visuals and direction. I would not recommend this as a casual watch, most definitely requires complete attention or else you're bound to get lost in the dialogue. 8/10- gave me PTSD from HS English
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jondivblo
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Jan 18, 2022
In TECH
Thoughts on how this might impact the future of the game industry? Microsoft has been making some big moves in hopes to beef up their biggest gainer- game pass as much as they can in the past few years. One of the reasons they acquired Bethesda-Zenimax as well. Seems like Microsoft's goal is slim down the competition and become and unstoppable exclusive giant, like a Tony Soprano of the game industry https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/18/business/microsoft-activision-blizzard.html
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