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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 September, 2021, 02:01:37 PM »
THE IRON GIANT is pretty much class from beginning to end.

The early days CGI works a treat but the true brilliance is surely in the compact storytelling. Barely a frame wasted... there's nothing in the seconfd half that isn't set up in the first half.

Plus the four key human characters all get a bit of time to breathe and bring the character of the Iron Giant out as much as the animation. Vin Diesel put more effort into his performance here than the last three FAST AND FURIOUS movies put together.
I defy anyone to watch The Iron Giant and not tear up. Easily in my top three animated films of all time.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 29 August, 2021, 11:04:11 PM »
A film that's been mentioned a time or two here. Dredd.

Any good?
Good enough to warrant a sequel.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 29 August, 2021, 07:34:00 PM »
A film that's been mentioned a time or two here. Dredd.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 26 August, 2021, 01:49:13 PM »
Artifact Space is not nearly as high concept at the Culture. It feels more Heinleiny with a sharper edge to it but it's a lot of fun so far.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 26 August, 2021, 12:23:48 AM »
Publication order is always the best order.

I've started Artifact Space by Miles Cameron. Cameron has written historical fiction and fantasy and this is his first foray into space opera and it's a very good one. The story sucks you in in the first paragraph. I haven't finished this book and I'm already looking forward to the next.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 August, 2021, 01:39:37 PM »
Red Planet (2000). A very sketchy film about landing on Mars to find out what when wrong with the terraforming project. There are some decent actors in this film and if the story had been a little more science and a lot less fiction this could have been quite a good film. In the end, while it has its moments, there are a number of problems that really detract from the film. Still, it scratched my Mars itch for a couple of hours and I've seen many worse films. The Martin covers much of the same ground but in a much better fashion.

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Off Topic / Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« on: 20 August, 2021, 07:21:50 PM »

"I need your clothes, your bike, and 316 AA batteries."
:lol:

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Off Topic / Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« on: 20 August, 2021, 12:45:39 PM »
I think I just saw the T-0.1.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 19 August, 2021, 02:27:00 PM »
Sad news about Sonny Chiba. I spent many hours watching his and other films of the genre as a kid. RIP.

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Off Topic / Re: Objet de désir
« on: 18 August, 2021, 01:27:53 PM »
That's incredible and very tempting. Perfect for cosplay with a coat of paint.

*Feel. Resistance. Weakening.*

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Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 17 August, 2021, 09:38:30 PM »
Aggravating and shite news, paddy. I think if you've reported it to the police and have a case number the bank should issue the refund on the spot. The bureaucracy is completely unnecessary. I think your punishment sounds fairly reasonable. That or being repeated beaten over the head with a ball-peen hammer until dead.

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Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 14 August, 2021, 04:23:48 PM »
I completely understand your stress, PK. This is a very personal crime and hard to get over. You're right about waiting to go to the police since it won't be a priority and likely bundled with other such crimes.

I hope your peace of mind is restored quickly and if the laws ever change and the bugger is caught you're allowed to give them a firm kicking in the groin of your choice.

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Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 13 August, 2021, 05:44:09 PM »
That's awful, PK. Hope your weekend turns around for you.

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Film & TV / Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« on: 04 August, 2021, 02:10:17 PM »
As for the new origins bollocks, that surely needs to be unraveled. Mind you, a smart showrunner could deftly deal with that, if they chose do, positioning it as a lie. Or they could just ignore and never speak of it again—or just reference it in passing. In terms of status quo reset, the one thing that would be a pity to remove would be Jo Martin’s Doctor. But then a smart scriptwriter could presumably deal with that too.
We need to entertain the possibility that Chibnall knows *exactly* where this story is going and will himself unravel it in the time remaining.
It's easily undone. At the end of Whittaker's run bring Capaldi back for a short scene where he is found in the shower and immediately regenerates.

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Film & TV / Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« on: 30 July, 2021, 12:41:36 AM »
Great news. Now they need to eliminate the Timeless Child, unlimited regenerations, and being non Gallifreyian mess.

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