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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 13 July, 2020, 07:56:36 PM »
Wuts er tipo?

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 12 July, 2020, 03:44:57 PM »
Color Out of Space I think this captured the general wierdness of Lovecraft's original story quite well. There were several unsettling moments with a good degree of creepiness. If you're a fan of Lovecraft and similar stories there are worse ways to spend a couple of hours.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 11 July, 2020, 06:14:18 PM »
The Old Guard, the latest from Netflix.

Same Old Garbage more like. Predictable and comes across as a pilot for a series that will never be made...
Thanks, Dr X. I was considering this, but from the preview, there was no discernable plot to speak of. You've saved me the bother of confirming it.

Off Topic / Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« on: 10 July, 2020, 05:00:12 PM »
Exceptionally BAH news Hawk. Hope something turns out for ya.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 09 July, 2020, 11:17:31 PM »
Spag-bol sarnie. Yea or nay?

Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 09 July, 2020, 02:13:53 PM »
Fantastic news SBT on both counts! Congrats!

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 08 July, 2020, 10:20:56 PM »
She's just gearing up for a run at high office now that her writing career is over.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 08 July, 2020, 03:29:19 PM »
Fountation by Isaac Asimov. It's been nearly 40 years since I read this. Asimov has been getting a lot of flack lately for poor characterisation and plot development, but I'm finding these stories just as enjoyable as the first time. Sure he doesn't whiffle on about the colour of the sky and how the characters feel about this or about how the taste of the soup is particularly sweet/sour/whatever but Asimov knew how to get to the heart of story and keep you reading. PC or not, Asimov deserves his place among the giants of science fiction.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 08 July, 2020, 03:25:13 PM »
Parochial piffle.

Although I find it disconcerting that where I live now when I say "thank-you" people respond with "uh-huh".
I've had that. To me it implies that my thank you is not sincerely meant. Or has 'thank you' be become rhetorical and I wasn't informed?

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 July, 2020, 06:35:42 PM »
Alien: Resurrection. What can you say about this film? Sigorney Weaver puts in an adequate performance as Ripley's clone. There are some good moments and Brad Dourif is his usual creepy self, but this is a film where the sum is much less than its parts. I think Whedon forgot that Alien is supposed to be scary. There are no real frights, but a couple of mildly gross scenes and far too many quips. Could easily be renamed Alien: Meh.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 05 July, 2020, 10:15:51 PM »
Eurovision: Fire something or other (can’t be bothered to look it up) - a very tired formula of ‘will they won’t they fall in love/fall out with each other/ win the competition’ etc etc. If you imagine an Icelandic version of that Father Ted ‘My Lovely Horse’ episode, but which drags the arse out of everything, you won’t be far off. Supposedly a comedy, I only laughed at one bit with elves.


But Dan Stevens belting out LION OF LOVE  was awesome.

Glad to have my earlier thoughts confirmed.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 05 July, 2020, 04:15:00 PM »
Good dog.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 03 July, 2020, 10:39:50 PM »
I'm almost ashamed to admit that I've been watching Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps again. It's low and crass but it never tries to be anything other than that.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 03 July, 2020, 04:59:35 PM »
Sign my petition to replace all Westminster's statues of racists with working guillotines.
Only if you promise the blades will be very blunt requiring at least 2-3 attempts for a complete cut.

Pretty soon all comics will be Taco Bell.  ::)

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