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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 11 March, 2018, 11:22:24 pm »
Jason Statham went to my High School (a few years before me - I think it was probably still the Grammar School then).
His dad is a singer and still performs in pubs around town as Barry Wild (Yarmouth's own Tom Jones).
And I went to the same University as Liam Neeson, which is not a specific reason to watch any film he is in.

But works as an excuse since he's good in anything.

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Film & TV / Re: Black Panther - Please add your review
« on: 20 February, 2018, 02:02:27 am »
I haven't seen it but I have heard it has a predominantly black cast, apart from Martin Friedman (Bilbo Baggins) and Andy Sirkis (Gollum) as the Tolkien white guys
Would you believe that Andy Serkis actually made that joke in an interview!?

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Suggestions / Re: Dredd compared to The Punisher on Netflix
« on: 10 January, 2018, 05:40:03 pm »
You seemed to have missed the one big difference between the characters.

One is a vigilante and the other ... do I have to say it!!!

In audience terms this is the fundamental difference between the two.

Vigilantes are a staple of US culture: Batman and almost all superheroes and cowboys; Death Wish, Falling Down, Gran Torino, The Equaliser, Man on Fire, John Wick, to a certain degree Dirty Harry – and Liam Neeson.

US audiences especially have liked the heavy-handed lone crusader fighting socety's perceived ills but not always the man of authority wearing the badge and waving the big stick.

I think that could be overstated. American audiences do have an affinity for "maverick" types, but authority figures can also be popular characters. Dredd (the character) is not dissimilar to the sheriff in a Western, for example.
And its not as if Dredd has not stood up to those in overall power.
He led the revolt against Judge Cal. He defied the Council of 5 over the Judge Child. He has resigned in protest and forced a Chief Judge to step down. It was virtually him versus the entire department over the Mutant issue.
In many ways he's the authority figure as they should be. More of a John Wayne than a Dark Knight?

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Suggestions / Re: Dredd compared to The Punisher on Netflix
« on: 09 January, 2018, 11:03:54 pm »
You seemed to have missed the one big difference between the characters.

One is a vigilante and the other ... do I have to say it!!!

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Film & TV / Re: Red Dwarf XII
« on: 23 October, 2017, 09:19:59 pm »
More importantly what exactly is the recipe for "Sugar Puff" Sandwiches?

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Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 12 October, 2017, 04:29:04 am »
Okay am I alone in seeing Plif the Hoojib in the trailer?

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Film & TV / Re: New Doctor
« on: 25 July, 2017, 09:00:15 pm »
I keep forgetting the Rochdale Herald exists, weird thing to associate with the hometown.
In Richmond & Twickenham the Local Paper is "The Informer"!

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Film & TV / Re: New Doctor
« on: 16 July, 2017, 06:23:23 pm »
Unfortunately I can't get the image of her as the dull-witted receptionist on St. Trinian's out of my head. This is going to be a problem.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« on: 02 July, 2017, 08:27:16 pm »
The Good:

Missy/ The Master Shooting Himself/ Herself in the back!

The Bad:

Another Cop-Out on "Killing" The Companion

The Ugly:

Going straight to the Nu-Who Cybermen. Shouldn't Mondasian Cybermen evolve into Classic-Who Cybermen :-*

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Help! / Re: Galway bound - Hive-mind recommendations?
« on: 23 June, 2017, 12:37:34 pm »
If you like Historic Military Fortifications, there are some mint-condition Martello Towers around Galway Bay.
http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/history/fortifications/index.htm

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General / Re: Cameos in early progs
« on: 08 June, 2017, 01:00:47 pm »
Depending on how early?

How about all the talk show hosts who interviewed Walter the Robot in "The Day the Law Died"

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« on: 04 June, 2017, 07:14:46 pm »
Whenever there's a plot revolving around a planet wide invasion it always turns out to be a rubbish story.
Dr Who is much better when he's saving a small outpost or a space station or something.

Yes, planetary invasions require explosions. Insane monologues, someone going Ha!Ha!Ha!
(And preferably Daleks randomly gunning down bystanders ... that's what Daleks are for!)

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Film & TV / Re: Babylon 5 - Rewatching the series now
« on: 01 June, 2017, 02:13:48 pm »
"Only one human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari Fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else!"

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« on: 22 May, 2017, 02:18:04 pm »
Best line in the episode

"Look up The Doctor ... under Cause of Death!"

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