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Carlucci last won the day on August 7 2018

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  1. Carlucci

    British TV shows are the BEST!!!

    Jeff, you magnificent bastard! Line of Duty is amazing! We blazed through season 1 and 2 this weekend. Hoping we can get through season 4 (each season is 6 episodes, except 1st season, which is 5), before it disappears off Hulu. Next, it's going to AcornTV, which can be had for $5/month, so if we have to go there to finish it, we will. Highest recommendation! This show is taut and tense. The best cop show I've seen since The Wire. Carlos.
  2. Put yourself in a private party and keep it on party chat. Wouldn't that work? Me and my bud never hear anything from the random we get paired with when we do it that way. Carlos.
  3. I'm having a problem where if I'm in a firefight, my right thumb gets too excited and puts too much pressure on the thumbstick, triggering a melee. At first I didn't know what was happening. I need to learn some control or they need to give us a customize option to unmap that. But, I'm really liking this game a lot too. It's very fun. On Monday night I played for short time with my buddy, we got squadded up with a random, and both he and my buddy got dropped. I somehow managed to survive, scoop up both their banners, zip-line to a redeployment balloon, go up the rope and dive straight to a respawn station. Respawned both of them. Felt totally badass. I'm mostly using Gibraltar. I like the little shield while ADS, plus the dome shield. Respawn has confirmed that cross-platform play is coming, though they don't say when. Carlos.
  4. I had a ton of fun playing this with my buddy Saturday night. It's amazing how casual and laid back I felt playing this game, versus PUBG, which always elicited a visceral fear and rapid heart rate when I played. No matter how much I tried to convince myself otherwise, I think of PUBG as a war-simulator, which wasn't good for my blood pressure. Apex Legends is much more my speed. I had a 3-kill game, and we even managed to get a 2nd place finish on the back of our much more experienced random squad-mate. Since it's free, everyone should give it a try. Hope to see some of you on Xbox. Carlos.
  5. Carlucci

    Films - Watched and thoughts 2019

    Gaslight (1940, Amazon Prime) - Over the last few decades, and more so in the last few weeks, the use of the term "Gaslighting", derived from this movie, has risen in political discussions. "Gaslighting" is manipulating another person or group by repeating lies, to get them to question their own sanity, perceptions of reality, and especially their memories of past events. I wanted to understand the origin of the term, so I went looking for the movie. Amazon Prime has the earlier (and some say better) British version. It's a nicely done psychological thriller. I liked it a lot. It made you instantly sympathetic to Bella, the victim, while hating the villain. Great stuff for 1940. It also has a great Can-Can dance scene, which must have been scandalous in 1940! I give it 4 out of 5 Oceanic wars with Eurasia. Carlos.
  6. Season 3 of The Expanse hits Amazon Prime this Friday. Love the tagline: ZERO G's. ZERO F's. Carlos.
  7. Carlucci

    Films - Watched and thoughts 2019

    Felt the same way when he was in "The Pacific." Carlos.
  8. Carlucci

    Films - Watched and thoughts 2019

    Glass - It's a well-woven tale of what became of David Dunn and Elijah, as well as the conclusion to The Beast story, began in Split. Once again, M. Night Shyamalan induced a jaw-dropping twist I never saw coming. I have a few problems with the pacing, and the action sequence could have used a little more super-human elements to really sell the ending, but all in all, this trilogy deserves a lot of respect. This third movie does not detract from my love of Unbreakable, easily in my top 10 movies of all time, and in fact will make you see David's origin story in a different, but remarkable, light. I give it 4 out of 5 Minds of M. Night. Carlos.
  9. Man, you guys are NOT kidding about The Expanse. It's incredible! I'd say you have to give it 4 episodes, and if you're not hooked, it's just not for you. (But you will be hooked) I'm 2 episodes in to season 2. Love the characters, love the sci-fi, the space battle, the political intrigue, the "cop show" aspect. Thanks to all who recommended it. Glad I listened. Carlos.
  10. Watch this before it get's pulled! Carlos.
  11. Carlucci

    Rocksmith (X360,PS3,PC)

    2nd year anniversary! Still keeping at it, nearly daily. Missing a few more days than before, but that's because my grandson has been staying with us, and well, he's adorable. Songs I've added to my repertoire of late (all on acoustic): Oh Well by Fleetwood Mac My My, Hey Hey by Neil Young Oh Pretty Woman Over the Hills and Far Away (acoustic beginning) Currently working on Life by the Drop by SRV, and Mr. Jones by Counting Crows. Carlos.
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    The Retro Gaming bug

    Is that The Last of Us: Special Edition, featuring Romier? Carlos.
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    Films - Watched and thoughts 2019

    When Angels Sleep - Netflix (spanish) Starts off promising, but quickly goes south. A businessman trying to drive home takes some back roads, gets sleepy, and hits a girl on the side of the road, then spends all night chasing her friend who is too scared to let him help her, while he's being too stupid to realize he is scaring the fuck out of her! It's not worth the watch, but if you do watch, watch it in the original Spanish with subtitles, because the English dub is laughingly bad. I give it 1 out of 5 Angels with Filthy Souls. Carlos.
  14. Carlucci

    Films - Watched and thoughts 2019

    Life Itself - Amazon Prime Not a tear was jerked from me in this morose, zigzagging tale meant to tug at your emotions, and then to land you in a happy place. From the creators of "This is Us", it''s a strange tale of lives intertwined and irrevocably altered by a single event. The rom-com elements are fun, as is the weird narration style, but it is NOT a rom-com! Watch it with your wife for free husband points. I give it 2 out of 5 nasal singers. Carlos.
  15. Carlucci

    Netflix members...

    Amazon Prime - Homecoming. From the writer/director of Mr. Robot, this is a strange tale of a program set up to rehabilitate returning soldiers with PTSD, but nothing is as it seems. First, I really hate Julia Roberts. I hate that someone, somewhere, decided she is America's sweetheart and some kind of beauty queen, where to me she is neither. That's why she's perfect in this role, about as un-glamorous as you've ever seen her. She is a fine actress, no doubt. Bobby Cannavale, also seen in Mr. Robot, chews scenery like a boss, and it's glorious. Shea Whigham is pretty great too. It's a good story, moving along a little to slowly at times, and telegraphing its twists in stark contrast to Mr. Robot's many WTF moments. The first season really seems to stand on its own, and wrap up completely, but there will be a second. I give it 3 out of 5 Pretty Women. Carlos.