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Messages - Hawkmumbler

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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 07 June, 2022, 06:08:54 PM »
Well. I can go days and weeks without a drink really, my habit is nowhere near as bad as it once was. But that has only served to highlight my relationship with the dram, its use as a social crutch, the 'oh, its been a rough day, time for a six pack' mentality. Thing is back when I worked hospitality I could sort of twistedly justify it, that job DROVE me to the bottle to tolerate the horrid quality of life. These days i'm on a steady work schedule, that I can plan a day around, and that makes the occasional lapse into excess drinking for a week or two at a time feel that much more embarrassing. What good is it being lucid two weeks of the month when you're getting black out drunk two or three times a week for the other two weeks of the month? Its still a bad relationship to have, and one I don't see being conducive with where I am and where I want to go in life.

So it's me or the bottle, and oh that drought, but I'm backing myself in this matter.

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Be nice if they gave Dogbolter a shot on TV, considering his semi-regular status on the BF audios. He was always a fun, if somewhat flat, villain to read.

No chance of seeing Deaths Head on screen so I wont even ask LMAO.

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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 07 June, 2022, 11:21:54 AM »
Well. You guys know me, but I'll start from the bottom.

My names Zac, and I'm a functioning alcoholic.

My case isn't nearly as bad as some folks out there, but its a demon on my back nonetheless. And I want it gone.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 June, 2022, 12:28:36 PM »
Ah, that'll do.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 June, 2022, 12:00:54 PM »
But is it as beautifully homoerotic as the first film? If not i'm nay interested.

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Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 03 June, 2022, 01:24:43 PM »
I just think it's unfair that pride gets a whole month when the other six deadly sins don't.

How envious of you. Truly none of us are free of sin.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 03 June, 2022, 12:22:03 PM »
GET CARTER

Rereleased for its 50th anniversary with a new 4K remaster, its remains one of the great bitty revenge thrillers and a kino entry in the northern cinema canon. Delightfully grotty, grim, and miserable.

MORBIUS

I got a big kick out of this. Its shite, not in a 'oh, this is actually competent monster fare' like the two Venom movies are (which I still maintain are the best cape movies of the last decade) but in a genuine belly busting trash way. Incompetent in almost every way (save for Matt Smith, who clearly knows its rubbish and is just having fun playing a camp vamp) and kind of endearing for it. Will never watch it again but can appreciate why its developing a cult status among trash hounds.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 22 May, 2022, 07:08:23 PM »
"Hitch. Hitch? You're alive. I've seen you."
"Oh am I? Thanks Sir."
"NO JOKERS PLEASE."

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 22 May, 2022, 08:58:07 AM »
ZULU

Caught this on 35mm last night and you know what, still a banger. Its almost a miracle such a weirdly out-and-proud anticolonial, antiwar could be made on the British crown no less in its time. Stands the test of time better than most, and the print was lush.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 21 May, 2022, 10:42:49 AM »
Disney part funded the (woeful) 1992 remake of Ultraman, rebranded as The Ultimate Hero, and whats more Marvel are doing a series of comic book reimagining's of the 60's-70's Ultra series.

So yes, my favourite cape franchise is technically part of the MCU too. I hand my snob card in with shame.

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Off Topic / Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« on: 20 May, 2022, 02:33:25 PM »
Have they tried turning them off and on again?

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 May, 2022, 08:00:46 AM »

Corralling any genre (but let's pick on Marvel, because it's on topic) behind "not for you, this" signage surely only plays into Scorsese's notion that they're "not cinema".


Entirely in Marties defense, thats an often misrepresented air quote that completely cuts out the nuance of his take.

From NYT 2019:
"It [Cinema] was about confronting the unexpected on the screen and in the life it dramatized and interpreted, and enlarging the sense of what was possible in the art form-
Cinema is an art form that brings you the unexpected. In superhero movies, nothing is at risk."

Which, I think considering we (and the entire internet) has this debate every 2 months or so, I think indicates he was profoundly on the button.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 May, 2022, 12:14:29 PM »
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE ....
A multiversal double, with one being among the most exocentrically joyous, fun and charming movies I'm likely to see all year filled with exquisite action sequences and tight (if at times over edited) choreography, endearing performances, and a  weirdly layered pay off to oft egged familial trauma narrative.


Really want to see that film! Everything you say confirms I should. Buckaroo Banzai as a wuxia.

Its wonderful, so so so wonderful.

I enjoyed Dr Strange, but then I like Sam Raimi, Marvel and Marvel movies (in that order). If you don't like those, then I'm not sure why you'd stump up your hard earned cash for a ticket.

In my defence I haven't seen the last, what, five? I only saw this one in the vein hope some of the Raimicore would make it into the finished piece. It didn't, so was a suitable DNF. I don't think anyone can doubt these are made by committee at this point, none of the auteur directors hallmarks made it into the finished film. A real shame, as I did have SOME hopes for this one.

I'm not sure why you'd stump up your hard earned cash for a ticket.

'Raises jolly roger and rattles wallet of saved money'

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 May, 2022, 06:35:40 AM »
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE & DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS

A multiversal double, with one being among the most exocentrically joyous, fun and charming movies I'm likely to see all year filled with exquisite action sequences and tight (if at times over edited) choreography, endearing performances, and a  weirdly layered pay off to oft egged familial trauma narrative.

And the other was the latest MCU movie. Which shite, and I'll leave it at that.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 15 May, 2022, 12:55:50 PM »
Really not feeling THOUGHT BUBBLE this year, and it might actually be the first year I actively choose not to go. The line up of A list creators just leaves me a bit cold, and is giving me the uncomfortable feeling it'll be a repeat of the Gerard Way situation from a few years back.

Chillercon in a few weeks, on the other hand, looks stacked and is probably my most anticipated micro-convention of the year. Strange times.

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