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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 15 December, 2017, 12:18:38 pm »
Thanks for the shout, forgot that was happening.

Mindhunter was good, worth watching for older cynical agent alone. Not quite sure what the 'story' was but was entertaining the whole way through.

Finished off the Punisher myself, s'alright though more of a black ops/spookshow than One Man War on Crime but in keeping with some of the Ennis stuff.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 15 December, 2017, 12:10:51 pm »
I enjoyed it, but can't fault alot of the issues here. One of my issues with both of the new ones (and to a lesser extent i think in Rogue One too?) is the way hyperspace is basically teleporting exactly wherever you need to be whenever you need to be, until the narrative says not. For some reason in the originals I had more of a sense of it taking time to get from A to B.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 12 December, 2017, 04:15:24 pm »
Caught Paddington 2 at the Hebden Bridge Picturehouse last night. Just like the first, pretty much a perfect 'family' movie. Heartfelt, funny and never overly saccharine with just enough quirk and bombast to keep a children's story moving for the adults. I felt like the CGI bear was slightly worse this time around but I suspect the cinema might just not have been quite in focus. The ending was immediately obvious from the second Paddington spotted the book,given how everyone has a Notting Hill mansion I reckon they could easily afford a plane ticket from Peru without clubbing together but of course, such a thing is not really the point. Great performances all round with Ben Whishaw's voice-acting fitting the bear's expressions perfectly - can't imagine Colin Firth in the role anymore - and Brendon Gleeson being, as always, the highlight of the supporting cast. Special mention also has to go to Hugh Laurie whose faded West End star shines brighter than the villains of the last movie, even if the plot is a little Dan Brown this time around.

The cynical part of me can't help but watch even this pleasant stuff without comparing this London to the London I lived in. In Paddington, the ordinary people live wonderful lives. It's a world where only the well-off live, with average people living in the multimillion quid properties of Portobello road rather than cramming into shared rooms, studio flats and other grinding conversions of decent properties. There's no Grenfell tower scarring the skyline. I'd very much like to live there.

Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 11 December, 2017, 01:09:15 pm »
Yes! But worse. I would have loved a new Alien Nation with some truly weird aliens

Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 11 December, 2017, 09:04:35 am »

Well, Bright from Netflix looks rubbish. Not that I really expected much different from the WoW meets Bad Boys premise but the first images/previews had a bit of a sense of brutal weirdness that could have been interesting. This looks a lot more staid.

I am also a bit tired of riffs on '[Subgroup] lives matter" as a throw away line.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 06 December, 2017, 06:03:11 pm »
The best Co-Op game ever is Left4Dead (2, because it incorporates 1 as well). Fact.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 06 December, 2017, 10:40:07 am »
God, I miss living in London even more.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 06 December, 2017, 10:38:11 am »
I think Geralt in 3 is portrayed a little more effectively as well - a guy who has been through quite a lot, and is pretty weary.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 04 December, 2017, 12:26:09 pm »
I gave up on 2 due to the same complaints but 3 does live up to the hype. Gameplay is so much better and *gasp* actually fun. I wish I had the time to play more but having been in the same boat, I offer another recommendation of number 3.

I've been spending the weekend playing Darkest Dungeons - wanted to play for a long time but knew I'd never sit on my desktop long enough to play such a thing anymore. Thankfully they finally release it for the iPad, and it's grand! Grand, frustrating and hard.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 04 December, 2017, 12:22:52 pm »
The gore needs no reason, it is and always will be.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 01 December, 2017, 09:12:30 am »
They ever do Fade To Black, AKA 100+ FMVs of murder?

Playing FTL on my commute. Addictive!

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 29 November, 2017, 10:15:59 am »
Put the tinfoil hat away! it's about trying - in the haphazard, fumbling way that is the only means possible when trying to support a mass population - to ensure that your services reach and help everyone, not just the majority.

It's just aggregate data. When you start saying a Library sign-up form is a means by which the state engenders division, you're going overboard. The truth is entirely the opposite.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 29 November, 2017, 09:53:23 am »
the bloke's pedantry denying him a three-way. Is it worth persevering with?

Well there's an important detail missing from that description!

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 22 November, 2017, 11:14:46 am »
Exactly what I thought of. A long way off our rendezvous unfortunately.

Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 20 November, 2017, 12:51:25 pm »
Got the Star Wars version of Carcassone - took way longer than expected but realised that's cos we were playing it wrong (doh). Fun! Good 2-player gam, just need to sort out table space first :)

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