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Announcements / Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« on: 18 May, 2022, 10:11:16 PM »
Hoooold on.

Tell us about the signed Anne Robinson photo.


Film & TV / Re: Paramount Plus To Launch in UK.
« on: 04 May, 2022, 10:00:19 AM »
I thought this was only available to Sky Cinema subscribers?

[EDIT: Interested in Halo series only]

Games / Re: Where to buy PS5
« on: 22 April, 2022, 01:04:57 PM »
Plus, frankly, the Nintendo games are a joy. They're less about grind and obscure challenge and more about having fun.

We're big fans of Mario Party here. They whole family plays!

Film & TV / Re: Dr Who: Legend of the Sea Devils
« on: 21 April, 2022, 11:14:15 AM »
I waited for this thread before deciding whether or not to watch.

My conclusion is that I will fast forward to the end, for the trailer for the next episode. I'll enjoy a fleeting moment of excitement before not watching that next special until I see the follow up thread here.

Thanks to those brave souls who have watched this, so that I do not have to do so.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 April, 2022, 04:43:02 PM »
... but Pierce Brosnan's Die Another Day and Roger Moore's A View To A Kill was far worse as final Bond films go.

Connery had the pretty sucky DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (if only he'd bowed out on YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE). Lazenby gets a good last with OHMSS (which is also a good first) and Dalton has a pretty good last film in LICENSE TO KILL (despite it being a bit US bound like Diamonds).

The villain was deffo the weak bit in NO TIME TO DIE for me.

Diamonds are Forever is a great Bond movie!!!

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 April, 2022, 04:42:04 PM »
No Time To Die. The final Bond with Daniel Craig was pretty good with a fine cast, good action scenes, a few shocking twists and a nod to the possible future.

It's a great looking film with some excellent set pieces. My initial quibble with it was that it crossed some hard-to-define line in my head and became just a bit too science fictiony with all the nanotech stuff and, for me, stumbled at the end given that Bond had been handed a literal get-out-of-jail free card (in the form of a handy portable EMP generator) which he then bafflingly fails to use when infected with nanobots.

That, and the fact that Bond's retired and yet the active agent is sent away with the women and children so that Bond can do Real Man's work.

In fact, I would have rather that the retired bloke bogged off with the women and children and, y'know, let the actual serving secret agent do the hard work.

General / Re: Sideshow Vote: Lights out, time to close the book
« on: 09 April, 2022, 01:49:19 PM »
The Order. The only strip, in all of 2000ad's history, that I just cannot follow. It's incoherent to me.

I thoroughly enjoy SinDex.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 08 April, 2022, 11:29:44 AM »

(Ok, it turns out Russia is being manipulated by extremist Imperial factions but still...)

Um, in real life or the game?

Tor Cyan

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 07 April, 2022, 12:08:44 PM »
Total Recall was kind of ruined for me because of the whole "it's ambiguous" thing.  I never thought it was ambiguous to the viewer, only to the protagonist. 

For something like this to sell me on that premise the bare minimum must be that every scene has the protagonist present, so we are seeing it entirely from their point of view.  If I'm seeing stuff they aren't, I'm not sold.

Also don't show me a scene of an event that protagonist has wiped from memory.  If they don't remember it, we shouldn't see it.

If I am to respect the interpretation that within the film the events aren't real, then I can't respect the film.  At this point it's hard to watch because of that.

It's a shame because it was one of favourite Schwarzenegger films.

I always thought it was real, because when he is under - to have the implant - there is a conversation he cannot hear where the implanters say that the memory has not been implanted yet.

General / Re: Sideshow Vote: Igor, are you a loyal servant?
« on: 25 March, 2022, 09:42:30 AM »
I started in the 80s and I am still reading

August 1981. Prog 224

Glimmer Rats

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 24 March, 2022, 08:02:26 AM »
So next up of course I had to put myself through Alien Vs Predator. I had no real desire to, but it was there and I was on a run, so what the heck I thought, maybe I'll have some fresh awakening about this one too.

I didn't.

Its dumb. Its like someone took all the dumb, threw it in a dumb bag and stuck it up until the dumb was all shaken and confused and made less sense. Then it tossed the confused and silly dumb out on the table in a confused and silly dumb mess.

The smartest thing it does is make sure you do don't have time to realise how dumb any one bit of the film is by throwing the next bit of dumb at you so quickly you haven't had time to digest the previous dumb.

Then cool alien vs predator fight in the middle. I mean damn that is really, really well done.

Then straight back to the dumbfest.

I don't hate the film, you can't hate the film. I just pity it.

But you know the dumbest thing of all. Yep you guessed it. I'm watching Alien Vs Predator Requirm next anyway... now that is dumb!


Events / Re: BHP Glasgow Comic Con 4 June drinkies?
« on: 24 March, 2022, 08:01:34 AM »
I'll come! (And then bog off after three pints as I don't get out any more and feel really ropey)

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