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  1. Just told my wife I was gonna watch an episode of this tonight, who confused me by insisting I'd be up til 3 in the morning until I worked out she was thinking of Dances with Wolves.
  2. I thought it was a bit smug in the first episode but it brought me round. Tennant and Sheen are both very watchable, although Georgia Tennant turns out to be the show's secret weapon I think. Second series opens incredibly ambitiously but lost its way by the end. Although Georgia Tennant has a single amazing explosive line in the last episode that I would have spluttered tea at if I'd been drinking it at the time.
  3. Leads are both awesome. I adore Hathaway. Is this gonna land on any UK streaming platforms though if its Max?
  4. I really enjoyed it. It meandered and I liked being a bit unsure who the protagonist was.
  5. Has everyone got these now? I had a quick read earlier. It does feel like Crash, for better or worse, and there were lots of game reviews, with quite a few I wasn't aware of. So that was good. Interested in how they'll make the quarterly issues work, which is currently being Patreon-ed.
  6. I still maintain theres a good film in Crystal Skull. I'd just reverse the order of the set pieces. The big stuff that hits home in Indy is the small stuff. A man connecting with the Dad that never had time for him for instance. Start big, do the aliens sequence as the cold open, jungle etc, then take things home with the school chase and finish with the ark warehouse sequence. I think Logan is fab but if it was me I'd be begging whoever's behind the new Jumanji movies to do Indy 5. They get how action and character work on each other in movies.
  7. I know but holy shit is he good in American Honey. Actually, fuck Shia Labeouf - link.
  8. Really useful breakdown @Alan Stock. It'd be nice if the characters weren't douches of course, but this is an AAA videogame. It's par.
  9. I see prices of Playstation 5 pictures have gone up... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-PS-Console-5-and-Dualshock-controller-picture-/383832118701?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292
  10. He also suggested sticking a John Barnes rap on Thieves Like Us to get it to no.1 but the band held out until World In Motion (see *). *This is not true.
  11. This started me thinking about the classic New Order anecdotes. The original version of Blue Monday being lost when the sequencer was accidentally unplugged. The discovery that due to the extraordinarily expensive cost of printing the die cut 'floppy disc' sleeve every copy of Blue Monday 12" sold *cost* Factory 25p. Failing to write Technique because the recording happened in Ibiza. Playing live on Top of the Pops and dropping down the charts afterwards every single time. Peter Hook licking his fingers one by one every time he eat a packet of crisps. I think this is mentioned upthread. Others?
  12. I sold a pile like yours on Ebay a year or so ago. All subs covers. I got a couple of pm requests for the most recent issue so might have separated that out in retrospect but maybe it was a popular cover story. Got a decent amount for them in the end. I'd definitely say it was worth ebaying but ymmv obviously.
  13. What did you do on the Donor Lens album @Camel? I think I read about the Next release on here and missed it (edition of 50!) but liked the band's stuff so bought the cassette. So as a piece of pr (*spits*) it worked.
  14. Let's break up this GT chat, which is far too exciting, with a deathly dull question about hard drives. I've had a blast sticking my disc games onto my Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120gb ATA/ 133 HDD using HD Loader. Bought a hard drive enclosure to connect it to me PC and I've only bought a SATA one. Classic gaffe. Is there a nice ATA->SATA convertor that's small enough to let me fit the thing in the enclosure or do I need to buy an ATA... ... ... ...Whazat?!? Sorry. Drifted off writing my own post there, it's so thrilling. - Or do I need to buy a ATA enclosure. Can anyone recommend one?
  15. @minion based on the other directors you list I think you'd love The Straight Story. I think it's a perfect film. Killer cameo too. I'm not sure I have full set of anyone I like. Haven't seen The Elephant Man, R100, Winter Sleep, Tideland. Loads of David Gordon Green I haven't seen. Oh snap, Tony Gilroy! I thought he directed Beirut but he just wrote it. And Jonathan Glazer. I've even seen most his music videos.
  16. @mikejenkins - I think I'm more or less there with that kit list. All ready to really ruin the kitchen table! Do you have any recommended Youtube channels?
  17. Yeah I've got a dead SNES and no solder skills but I'm preparing myself to have a go. This is inspiring but you don't fancy doing a thread like this on restoring SNES's do you?
  18. Metal Gear - the meta stuff and playfulness of is really appealing but then the reality is crushing cutscenes and lots of stealth, which isn't my bag unfortunately. I know the latter isn't the game's fault. I'm still up for Death Stranding tho.
  19. Nicolas Hoult is currently doing a pretty good Cruise impression via Peter III in The Great on Hulu.
  20. Mega rise grave rise! Shane Carruth's been sharing scripts, trailers and other things for unmade projects since lockdown. If you like Primer and/or Upstream Color (and if you don't - really?!?) you might find them interesting... A Topiary - this was a mad sounding thing about weird tech discovered by a group of children. The script leaked years ago - it was this 300 page beast and I only read the first few pages but it was sweet as. He released a trailer largely from other (Spielberg) movies. More info here. The Modern Ocean - this sounded like it was more straight ahead epic naval thing. I would have loved a modern Carruthey Far Side of the World. Not that this was that, necessarily. I haven't read it yet. Cast was incredible. Would have loved to have seen Daniel Radcliffe in this. Carruth's released the script and a soundtrack - link. Try not to think about how heartbreaking it is that neither of the above will probably actually happen.
  21. Monos Distinctively odd, deliberately awkward and unlikeable war film about a group of young adults completely unsuited to the task. That makes it sound more like Police Academy than it is. 4/5
  22. Eat the Rich I found Comic Strip really offputting when they came out. Preferred The Young Ones, which was a bit more playful and had slapstick but I was always fascinated by Eat the Rich cos it just seemed so out there as an idea. Here's the trailer... It's about a waiter who tries to start a revolution, although in execution it's less focussed than that. It's satire so characterisation and plot takes a backseat to aiming at lots of sound targets like DSS officers and police. It's actually pretty good. Probably quite Brechtian. And it's got a trans lead whose transness I don't remember being mentioned once, which would be cool in 2020 let alone 1923 or whenever this was made. Rik Mayall is in one scene and has one line I found very funny - completely down to his timing rather than on the page. But it's not really a comedy although there's a very good exchange about the virtues of a car, which is very much in the mode of Alexie Sayle's scene in The Supergrass. I also wasn't expecting Lemmy to be absolutely adorable. 3/5
  23. Going through the Touched catalogue - picking up the coverts, which the chat earlier in this thread got me interested in. Does anyone have any other recommendations for Touched artists or releases? I like BoC, Kiasmos, Lorenzo Montana...
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