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Film & TV / Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
« on: 22 March, 2017, 02:29:07 pm »
Didn't he also say that he was bored with his life and wanted an adventure?

Why did no one die this week? Not really that bothered as I love this show.
Yes that's what I thought. It's only a throwaway line but they don't waste a word in these scripts.

Only seen the two so far; Bill and Riddle. Both excellent. Can't believe I've missed out on this so far (probably because I'm the only person in the solar system who doesn't find League of Gentlemen funny so didn't think I'd like it)
I can confirm that there are at least two of us.

So, is this worth a watch then?

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 19 March, 2017, 11:17:59 pm »
Last year one of the cinemas in town had live screening of some big gaming finals. Can't remember which game, or figure out why people wouldn't just watch it online, but that made me stop and think about the medium in a similar fashion.

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General / Re: St Patrick's day Windows displays
« on: 17 March, 2017, 02:33:20 pm »
sMERT!

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 17 March, 2017, 02:25:35 pm »
I honestly had no idea, spent the last half hour reading through forums on Swiss intermissions. You learn something new every day. Do some places really stop the movie mid-sentence?!
Haven't ever noticed that but the one in John Wick was fairly abrupt: just as she's walking into the room with the ridiculous bath.

I'm guessing it was common back then because reels needed changing and whatnot, but seems quite an odd thing to have these days. I wonder if the 70mm showings of things like The Hateful Eight had them?
Okay, I'd forgotten about this one. I did see the Hateful Eight over here but it seemed like the intermission was a deliberate part of the film as it comes right before the big reveal. So, you're saying it didn't have one when you saw it?

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 17 March, 2017, 01:40:59 pm »
I definitely remember double bills being a normal thing but not any specific examples.

Oh! Think I had to sit through some dreadful kiddie pish as a prelude to the mature delights of Viva Knievel! I must've been seven years old.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 March, 2017, 12:24:34 pm »
Last movie I saw that had an intermission that I recall was The Towering Inferno in the last 70's (on a re-release).
I saw 2001 a Space Odyssey recently and that has a built in intermission but it was basically ignored.
Yeah. I've seen Seven Samurai at the pictures several times and it always has an intermission. The last new releases which I can remember having one would be Dances with Wolves and JFK. So early 90s.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 March, 2017, 11:13:18 am »
John Wick: Chapter Two. The pacing was slightly affected for me because a lot of cinemas here still have an intermission for no discernible reason. Just as the long setup sequence is coming to an end and you're eagerly anticipating it all to kick int high gear... Boom! Lights come up and you have ten minutes to get an ice cream.
What cinemas still have intermissions? Presumably its a small indie cinema? Mind blown that there's still places that have these. I can imagine that they are handy for stuff like Lord of the Rings and King Kong for sure.
Quite the opposite. In Switzerland it's the norm for films to have an intermission in the big chains. It's really only in small arthouse or dingy basement cinemas that they expect you to sit and watch the whole film from start to finish.

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Music / Re: Upcoming Gigs
« on: 16 March, 2017, 10:16:37 am »
Got a few things on the way to look forward to! Currently sitting on tickets for Depeche Mode (at the Barras no less!!!)
Some really cool stuff on in Glasgow next weekend. I'm not a huge Mode fan but that should be great.

It's been a slow start to the gigging year for me. In fact, Ennio Morricone last week might even have been the first. It was pretty cool hearing an 80 strong choir all doing the "Huh-HUH!" from Good, Bad & Ugly together, but the stuff from The Mission was the standout.

Starting to get a few dates in the old diary now. Colin Stetson the night before my birthday, Sleaford Mods a couple of weeks later then Afghan Whigs and John Cale later in the year.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 March, 2017, 10:05:49 am »
John Wick: Chapter Two.

If your first thought on watching the first movie was: "Well, I could go watching a whole pile more of THAT." then you're in luck!
My first thought on watching the first was "I can't wait to see that again." but after doing that a few times I turned to your view. Made it to the final cinema showing last night and was very glad I made the effort. Doesn't quite have the impact of the first, but but builds from it in a very enjoyable way. So many great little touches sprinkled through but the success again comes down to the staging and choreography of the action scenes  which add up to a slice of action nirvana.

The pacing was slightly affected for me because a lot of cinemas here still have an intermission for no discernible reason. Just as the long setup sequence is coming to an end and you're eagerly anticipating it all to kick int high gear... Boom! Lights come up and you have ten minutes to get an ice cream.

Anyway, I'm already salivating at the prospect of Hunt John Wick.


So far, Manchester by the Sea is the only one of last year's Oscar nominees which I've seen. It's no Fury Road, but still a strong runner up. Not much to add to the genrarl plaudits for Casey Affleck's central performance and the natural seeming nephew. Good if grim overall but with some moments of brightness and recognition along the way.

I recently recorded the first three Resident Evils off Film 4 and purchased the fourth for a pound from my local corner shop. Rewatched the first at the weekend and found it hard to focus on. The bit where Mila runs up a wall and kicks a dog remains a high point of the series.

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Off Topic / Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« on: 15 March, 2017, 01:31:59 pm »
TBH I think he's all that's keeping me from passing out!
A stiff Scotch usually keeps me up too.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 15 March, 2017, 09:27:15 am »
What's the opposite of addiction?

Watched the first two episodes of Fargo and I don't think I can be arsed with any more. Billy-Bob Thornton is great. I could watch a whole series of him driving around smalltown America being an absolute dick to people. Unfortunately, Martin Freeman is no William H Macy and both his character and the policewoman are too clearly pale copies of the ones from the original film.

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Creative Common / Re: HOT DANG DOODLE!
« on: 14 March, 2017, 06:57:35 pm »
blimey, that's looking nice.

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Film & TV / Re: Buffy - a confession
« on: 12 March, 2017, 11:53:33 am »
As much as I like stuff like The Wire, I genuinely think Buffy is the best tv programme ever made.

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Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 12 March, 2017, 11:51:36 am »
Iko Uwais in Headshot looks like it might take a while for the kicking to start but it should be worth the wait.

Academy Award Winner Charlize Theron looks set to be even harder with two arms when she gets John Wickified for Atomic Blonde.

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Edgar Wright's new film, Baby Driver
That looks mighty fine, nowt like the Fast and Bi-Curious series at all cars look like they are obeying real physics not some Looney Tune land physics like the FF movies.
I can't say I saw anything in that trailer which struck me as remotely realistic (that's not a criticism) but the trailer makes it look like the Hollyoaks/Drive crossover nobody was crying out for (that is a criticism.) Still seems like the kind of rubbish I'll happily watch.

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Off Topic / Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« on: 11 March, 2017, 03:57:55 pm »
Absolutely love how it looks like Buttonman has sprouted a sympathetic tuft of Mohican in that picture with Satanist!

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