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Film & TV / Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« on: 29 July, 2021, 03:16:27 PM »
Jodie Whittaker, the first female Doctor Who, is to leave the series. From the BBC itself, so unlikely to be a rumour.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-57940451

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Film Discussion / Re: Dredd (2012)
« on: 29 July, 2021, 02:31:05 PM »
Blimey, ten years since DREDD last graced the Movie screen. So much has changed, yet the world has become more like Mega-City One in that time, proof to me that DREDD was ahead of its time. It seems a Neo-Medievalist style future may be on the cards, with Nation-states retreating or breaking up into smaller regions with plenty of scope for Authoritarians to get their wicked way. Let's hope Judge Dredd is just fiction, a horrifying warning of what may be rather than an accurate vision of a bleak future.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 28 July, 2021, 08:04:09 PM »
ZZTop bassist Dusty Hill has rocked off this mortal coil on a bad day for Rock N' Roll.
https://variety.com/2021/music/news/zz-top-bassist-dusty-hill-dead-dies-1235029656/

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 28 July, 2021, 09:44:38 AM »
Joey Jordison, drummer and Co-Founder of the band Slipnot, has metalled out his last concert.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/joey-jordison-slipknot-co-founder-205817349.html

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 26 July, 2021, 10:11:22 AM »
Dieter Brummer, an Australian actor known for appearing in the Soap Home And Away, has died.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/jul/26/dieter-brummer-home-and-away-star-found-dead-at-45

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 25 July, 2021, 10:43:23 AM »
Jackie Mason, possibly one of the greatest comedians ever, has found the jokes on him.
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/24/entertainment/jackie-mason-dead/index.html

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 24 July, 2021, 09:51:31 PM »
Mike Mitchell, best known for Gladiator and Braveheart, has died.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-mike-mitchell-dead-gladiator-24609111

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Film & TV / New DUNE Trailer.
« on: 22 July, 2021, 03:16:31 PM »
Here's the newest DUNE trailer. It looks- Wow!

https://youtu.be/8g18jFHCLXk

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 17 July, 2021, 05:25:48 PM »
That's awful news about Robson Rocha. I hope scientists continue to stick it to COVID-19. 

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 17 July, 2021, 11:48:23 AM »
Behave, The Biology Of Humans At Their Best And Worst- Robert Sapolsky. It's a very dense book of about 800 pages, and I'm only at the start, but it is fascinating in its detail already. It is slightly grim in its belief that humans enjoy certain types of violence, but the author appears optimistic that we can be persuaded away from this reprehensible behaviour.

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General / Re: John McCrea Vice Press print
« on: 11 July, 2021, 10:04:22 PM »
Looks wonderful.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 05 July, 2021, 08:56:40 PM »

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 03 July, 2021, 10:15:44 AM »
aaaaaaaaanyyywaaayyyyy....

THE TOMORROW WAR

2.25 hours of paradox ignoring tripe. No matter how low your expectations, and mine were pretty darn low, this is worse than you can imagine.

It's a travesty that plot holes are waved through "because sci-fi".

Questions from my youngest include:

"If they are fighting aliens, then why are they training on human shaped targets?"

 "If the aliens are bullet-proof, then why are the soldiers given guns? And why are they not told not to shoot at the armoured parts?"

The only paradox that is honoured here is this: someone clearly thought this film was worth making, yet in making it you have something of no worth.

I quite enjoyed it as dumb action fodder, but even I kept thinking this is pretty lazy. Where were the Heavy Tanks if their vehicles could be so easily overturned, and how come handheld pistols appeared to do more damage than futuristic Assault Rifles? 

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