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Film Discussion / Re: I Am Mother
« on: 10 August, 2019, 04:07:48 pm »
Agreed, it's a good one. Nice robot design too.

Film & TV / Re: HBO Watchmen
« on: 30 July, 2019, 08:14:04 pm »
I don't disagree he went too far. Emphasis on the word 'quite', in my comment.

Film & TV / Re: HBO Watchmen
« on: 30 July, 2019, 07:07:16 pm »
I followed the link, and actually, out of isolation, the comments don't come across quite as harsh. He says nicer stuff about Moore elsewhere.

I'm in two minds about an extension, but this comment seems promising:

Lindelof did promise, however, that the original source material isn’t being retconned or rewritten in his HBO version. “We reexplore the past but it’s canon,” he says. “Everything that happened in those 12 issues could not be messed with. We were married to it. There is no rebooting it.”

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 24 July, 2019, 08:09:19 pm »
I forgot about those!

Sad to learn of Rutger Haur's death. And 75 years isn't so old nowadays.

I guess my favourite role with him was Roy Batty in Blade Runner. I really enjoyed Blind Fury too.

Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 22 July, 2019, 01:15:55 pm »
The dog makes me smile. "Whatcha doin'? Whatcha doin'?"

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 14 July, 2019, 01:31:08 pm »
People who burn stuff during the day when you're planning (or have already) hanging washing out.

Is it too much to wait until the evening at least? I understand Sunset might not be viable during the long Summer days as you might not want to supervise a fire that late, but leave it until after 6 at least..

Thankfully, I'm not in desperate need of a change of clothes for next couple of days, but I might have been.
On the plus side, I feel really relieved that the waft of chemical smoke isn't the electrics from the relatively new washing machine that's gently whirring away.*

* Washing machines have come a long way, haven't they? Do you remember when they would loudly walk around the kitchen?

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 08 July, 2019, 01:08:04 pm »
I enjoyed Dark season 1, and looked forward to the second... but now it's here I'm delaying watching as I can't remember all that happened, and I know it will be extra confusing as a result. I watched the 'story so far' trailer on Netflix... and it didn't help much.

I should probably just rewatch season 1, I guess. Likely I'll enjoy it well enough if I do it's just the thought of slogging through episodes I've already seen.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 July, 2019, 01:58:48 am »
... he'd just come out of the toilet and (was) promoting a comic stool that had been set up

That's what I call marketing.

Dirty night monkey!

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 08 July, 2019, 01:52:34 am »
"White zone" doesn't mean anything in English. "Black spot" does. Translation sometimes needs to be idiomatic, not just literal changing of each word in isolation.

I understand that. I guess ‘white zone’ still makes some sense to me as it make me think of white noise, and mobile phones and other electrical goods tend not to work well I’m the area.

I also tend to associate ‘black spot’ with the area being inherently evil, or at least bad, something which could be arguable considering the proportionally high murder rate, but the forest gives as well as takes, protects as well as kills. Black spot can also mean a troubled area too, and yes, it is that. A lot of the evil perpetuated in the series isn’t done by supernatural beings but by people. Like Life on Mars Black Spot is very much a police procedural with people committing crimes with the supernatural stuff largely being only marginally involved, although a couple of times it has aided in resolving crimes. It does becomes more prevalent in series 2.  When the supernatural does hurt or kill someone, it is largely retaliatory in nature.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 07 July, 2019, 11:39:26 pm »
Just on my way back from Spider-Man Far From Home. I had a slightly surreal moment on the way to the men's before the film. Through an initial set of doors leading to the rollers is this small lobby area and there was Spider-man. "Hi!" he says, while adjusting his costume. I think he'd just come out of the toilet and had as bit more adjusting to do.

Quite a decent version of the costume too. Later or became clear he was a kid donning the costume promoting a comic stool that had been set up.

Anyway, I enjoyed the film a lot. 2nd end credit scene was a good gag.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 07 July, 2019, 03:54:52 am »
Black Spot* - a French series (2 on Netflix at the moment) about cops in a small remote  town very close to a huge forest. Much of the episodes involve solving a murder. But there’s a bit of supernatural shenanigans afoot too.

Enjoying it a lot. Highly recommended. Series 1 completed, and working my way through 2 now.

* The original name in French is Zone Blanche ... ‘Blanche’ actually meaning ‘white’, but I can sort of see why they decided to go with ‘black’ for the translation. Kinda wish they hadn’t though.

I went to the site a couple of hours after this was launched expecting them all to be taken but thankfully I was able to get one.

Just checked again (3:26am on writing this)* and they’re still available! 250 were available this time, I believe.

*Why am I still awake? Partly habit... partly mice in my room, one of which I’ve managed to catch in a humane trap and deposit outside.

** I think that’s 5 or 6 now. Wonder if the heat-seeker round works on creatures so small? Not that I would... cute little buggers...

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 01 July, 2019, 10:48:10 pm »
Customs charges

You find a nice deal abroad... then the item turns out to be as expensive or possibly even more than what you could have sourced locally. And you don’t know you’ll have to pay that extra chunk, until you do. Things I’ve ordered from the US tend to get the charge (although not always). I don’t think I’ve had to pay charges yet for packages from China, although I think that’s largely cos they are vague or outright lie about the contents.

I’ve had a similar experience from Japan, until coming  in today... and there was a white card waiting. Grrr.

General / Re: Mechanismo
« on: 30 June, 2019, 03:20:09 pm »
Yes. Hemade a comment a couple of weeks back that made it seem like he supported them, and hence changed his mind. Taken in context though, his comment was made to a perp, and I believe maintaining the appearance of a united Justice system is more important to him. And he wasn’t going to let a criminal know that he agrees.

Film Discussion / Re: Brightburn
« on: 30 June, 2019, 02:44:46 pm »
I saw it last Sunday, actually.

I did find it a bit predictable, and got a bit bored half way through but it was pretty good overall.

It did actually make me jump a couple of times and it's pretty creepy. Anyone thinking this is another superhero or even a supervillain story*.... it isn't. Its a horror story which plays with Superman's origin story as a starting point.

* Although I guess a supervillain story could be a horror story. If you watch it, I think you'll see why I made the distinction, though. This is to superhero/villain stories what Alien is to sci-fi.

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