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  1. Fucking yes, Sabine! She seems to be the loveliest person in tennis. Plus, pocketed me a £50 win off a 5 bet there, too!

  2. Only just saw this tonight.

    I'm a pretty big Trek fan and I LOVED it.

    Yes, there are plot holes, but they are FAR smaller than anything in the Avengers or Iron Man 3 - both of which I liked a lot - though probably not as much as Into Darkness.

    Yep, I'm pretty much in the same boat. I thought it was frigging awesome.

    Well, I'd not really say I was ever Star Trek fan, but my brother was, so we had to watch it all the time, and so I know the characters and stories pretty well.

    I thought I'd come in here to find a big love in of the film. How wrong I was.

    I don't remember noticing any plot holes at the time, the only thing a didn't quite like was just how obvious it was what was going to happen with Kirk.

    But yeah, I thought it was awesome. Felt quite exhausted afterwards.

  3. I'd always avoided Ryan Gosling films, because his face looks so silly, it has a kind of Nicholas Cage "why would you put a face like that in a movie?" quality to it.

    I then watched Drive, as everyone was like "watch Drive!", so I did, and it was one of the best films I've ever seen.

    More recently I watched Lars and the Real Girl, and it was one of the best films I've ever seen.

    This trailer looks amazing.

  4. I bought this on iTunes, and have watched the first two episodes. It's good stuff so far.

    Shame there's only six episodes though, I'm really on the lookout for a new series to get my teeth into.

  5. So, someone posted a Brassed Off clip in the "Thatcher's Dead" thread, and it got me wondering which other films would make up a good film night in memory of Thatcher.

    Full Monty has also been mentioned.

    Is Iron Lady worth watching?

    This is then the point that I realise my film knowledge is not up to the encyclopaedic levels of other forumites.

    So, what else would be good to add to the list?

    Are there any films about the Falklands war?

  6. I think my main problem with short stories is that I struggle to get started at anything (not just books, pretty much anything). With a book of short stories I'll probably read the first one or two, but then lose interest, as I'll need the motivation to start another, but just won't have it. Ideally I'd like one big story that just keeps going forever (which is probably why I like comics, as though there are story arcs, each edition tends to lead into the next, even at the end of an arc, so it's like a continuation, rather than having to start again). Doesn't matter how great the short story is, it's over before you know it, and I have to motivate myself to start the next. It's too easy to be distracted by something else, rather than starting on the next story.

  7. I think it's a partly because they tend to lack depth, but mainly because they're always over just as I get into them, and then I need to get into the next one, and just as I do, that one is over, and so on. I just end up getting more frustration than enjoyment out of them.

  8. Wasn't sure whether to start a whole new thread, or tag on to the end of this one, chose the latter. (3rd option would have been to read through this whole thread, which I couldn't be bothered to do, sorry)

    I don't think I've ever read any science fiction books. Well not as an adult. Well, I suppose 'Never Let Me Go' is technically science fiction, but that's about as far as I've gone.

    I kind of always claim that I don't like Science Fiction, but I actually do, I really love good science fiction. Some of my most favourite films of recent years fall into the Sci-Fi genre: Moon, Source Code, Another Earth, Monsters, Star Trek, District 9, The Avengers, Wall-E, ...

    I'm also quite into comics, mostly the X-Men family of comics, but other Marvel stuff too, and a few non-Marvel ones (but not DC).

    Umm, so yeah, what's a good starting point, really?

    Could be something classic, could be something modern.

    I'd prefer something that is a one off, rather than part of a multi-book series, as the latter always feels like a bit of a commitment.

  9. comments like that are odd I find. Her classification is based on her level of disability. Its a world record for people as disabled as she is.

    I find it weird how they classify them as "people as disabled as she is". It's strange when you have someone with two arms compete against someone with one and a half, or someone with dwarfism competing against someone with only one arm and someone who, well, I don't actually know what's wrong with some of them.

    Whilst I know it's the record for "people as disabled as she is", everyone else in the race was using their arm(s), it's just amazing.

  10. I'm a bit worried about how GB are doing in the medal tables. OK, 3rd on golds and second on total medals is nothing to be ashamed of, but I did genuinely think GB stood a chance of topping the table on golds, but am becoming less confident.

    I mentioned in the Olympic thread that if the GB Paralympic team saw the same improvement since Beijing as the Olympic team, and the Chinese saw the same decline, then GB would be just two golds behind. I didn't think it would be unrealistic that they'd see even more of a boost.

    So far, it looks like GB are missing gold and hitting silver a few too many times, and are not doing as well in the velodrome as would be hoped. Whilst China are storming ahead on golds. Still early days, mind.

    I think I posted this in the other thread too, but GB have finished second at eight of the previous thirteen Paralympic games, and have only finished lower than third on two occasions. GB have a Paralympic record to be much more proud of than the Olympic one; I actually think GB's Paralympic record is something to be amazingly proud of.

    The host nation have also topped the table at 3 of the last 4 games, which would also seem to bode well.

    It would be amazing to top the tables, but China have dominated at the last two games, and look set to do so again.

    America probably weren't pleased with their result in the last three games, and it looks like they may do worse still this time round. Though, they'll probably just adopt the same attitude they have with other sports they don't excel at.

  11. Yeah, GB not doing so well in the basket ball this evening.

    In better news, I've discovered the extra C4 Para channels on Freesat, where you don't seem to get adverts. Feel stupid for not using them yesterday now.

  12. Yeah, I left by that one when I went to the stadium, as they claimed it was the quickest way out.

    Fucking miles.

    I don't like to think how long it took for people moving at the standard pace of the crowd, I just cut in and out like a madman, which was just as well, as I only just got to Marylebone in tIme for my train.

    My legs were burning the next day, though probably also in part due to the fact I walked up the stairs at Marylebone, another big mistake.

    Though, I did get on the first train in in West Ham (just), and may have had to wait ages at Stratford.

  13. I've also been trying to find somewhere online where I can place a bet on GB topping the medals table, but have failed so far.

    One site (can't remember if it was Will Hill or Ladbrokes), had odds for total golds, but in quite small ranges, with 3 or 4 of thier ranges covering the range I predict we might get.

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