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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 21 April, 2021, 09:30:34 PM »
I'll add my name to the list of PALM SPRINGS (mostly) advocates.

I like Samberg and took ages to remember where I'd seen Miliotti before.

I particularly liked some of the reveals along the way, my kin making a guest appearance, the "seems to know more than she lets on" Grandma and the way that having two people in the loop makes it easier for the writers to construct a metaphor about relationships/marriage.

And yeah, some good songs on the soundtrack.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 April, 2021, 08:10:51 PM »
War Games
In that strange way that the mind retains tiny details from years ago, I don't think I've seen this film since it was first in the cinema but I can still remember the crucial password.

I can remember the phrase "I'd piss on a spark plug if it would help"

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 12 April, 2021, 09:22:11 PM »
She's still human...

Unless David Icke is right.

But Yeah, no idea how I would cope with loss of someone who I've loved for 70 years.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 12 April, 2021, 09:15:43 PM »
There must be some scientific reason for how women remember dates men would never think about. I was 'informed' that today is the day I proposed to my missus. How do you survive this sort of thing?

You remember these dates by forgetting them once.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 12 April, 2021, 09:08:21 PM »
 CELL
Another "zombie" flick based on a Stephen King novel. So I was expecting visions of a demonic bad guy in the plot. I wasn't expecting what starts out as a refreshing take on zombies combined with commentary on our obsession with phones to turn so quickly into a turgid mess with in engaging leads (Cusack looks thoroughly bored throughout and even Samuel L phones it in) and a non twist of a finale.

"CELL"? More like "SMELLs of shite".

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 12 April, 2021, 02:47:18 PM »
I would have been reading Covenant around 11 or 12, coming off the back of my first go throughs of LotR and Earthsea and in my nascent D&D phase, at around the time the Second Chronicles were coming out. Pivotal rape aside, I loved the first three... However I never stopped loathing Covenant himself, which may be why I've never re-read them

As a teen reading them, i was too stupid to realise the implications of this. That's put me off re-reading them too. And possibly TV execs no matter how eager they are for the next Game Of Thrones...

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 05 April, 2021, 06:24:03 PM »
You guys are paying the £15 or whatever it is to see these things? How does that sit in your households?

I simply can't persuade Mrs. Wedgeski that £15 is a rental fee worth paying, even for the new newness.

I did think about Godzilla vs. Kong but opted for £3.99 to but Train To Busan instead.

The reviews meant I didn't even consider £15 for renting WW84 even though I would probably have splashed out £30 on a cinema trip ( renting WW84 is cheaper already). Justice League I'm not paying money for. That can wait until streaming as I'm only curious about it.

Sure we can afford it, it's just that in general I can't justify a £15 rental to myself on a home screen (48").  But each to their own.

Several years back I took a decision to stop buying games and films as soon as they became available and it saved an absolute fortune. All i had to do was wait six months. Not a chore, especially if it was something already seen at the cinema.


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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 05 April, 2021, 08:59:56 AM »
I think you mentioned that upthread and was expecting it to be full of ott wailing but actually thought it was judged right for normal people (hedge fund manager, school kids etc) in a terrifyingly extraordinary situation. Stoic ex-military types head-shotting every zombie in sight... we've seen that countless times before.

And it's ok, and healthy, to cry. We don't have to wait for a zombie apocalypse.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 04 April, 2021, 09:51:21 PM »
I'm quite late to the TRAIN TO BUSAN party but it's a Korean treat. A superior Zombie movie that favours emotion of headshots and intestinal gore. And is all the bbetter for it. Some genius imagery as the Zombies rush all over each other. And an utterly nerve shredding but uplifting ending.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 April, 2021, 09:07:12 PM »
DEEP RISING
How the he'll does this only have 28% on Rotten Tomatoes? Sure you can see *every* film they've cribbed from but it has such a sense of fun that it's hard to complain. Famke looks stunning and acts tough, Treat Williams is a one dimensional hoot and the cast is made of second tier action movie stalwarts. Some of the special effects have a twenty year old sheen and matte line to them but fuck me if it doesn't  look like they blew up an ocean liner for the finale.

I came to this having watched a John Travolta and Famke Janssen 70S set PI thriller called EYE FOR AN EYE. Famke now unable to emote and basically more like a SHITE FOR A SHITE.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2225 - Justice Served
« on: 02 April, 2021, 10:07:28 AM »
There's something about Dabnett being in the prog that just raises it for me. I chuckled all the way through last prog (though expected "more" from the endings of Chimpsky and Nakka). And I went "eeuurgh!" through most of this Prog. But in a good way.

And reading a Tom Foster DREDD on my Tom Foster chromebook  makes me feel very happy.

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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 29 March, 2021, 11:19:36 AM »
 Looks ok to me. It's mostly 20 day intervals which seem consistent but last interval is correspondingly larger for the larger date range. I think.

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Film & TV / James Gunn's THE SUICIDE SQUAD
« on: 27 March, 2021, 10:49:31 AM »
I know it's only a trailer but frankly this looks hilarious.

https://youtu.be/r41n7dOcEf0

Watched it last night and I still can't stop laughing at the "dicks" exchange.

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Film & TV / Re: Star Trek: Enterprise
« on: 23 March, 2021, 09:31:50 PM »
I agree with Bear. Season 3 and 4 are great. And I like the theme.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 22 March, 2021, 11:13:28 AM »
LIFE on Netflix.

So rather than write a review of this "contemporary" science fiction thriller where a Martian life form invades the International Space Station and starts offing the crew one by one, I recommend that you go read other reviews of this film.

Because while my review will have a handsome and charismatic cast and great production values, it won't be anything that you haven't seen before in other reviews that covered the same ground but with more inventiveness and originality.

So, a bit like the film itself, really.

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