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Graham

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  1. Same here (Leicester) @Flub and @p1nseeker. Got the email, no password, order showing as ‘May be delayed’. Whilst I want it to arrive today I can’t set it up today as I have my kids here (they return to their mother tomorrow) - figured my middley (the most excited about getting a PS5) would be broken by watching a PS5 update itself and not get a significant amount of time to actually play with it. They all return to me next week for 5 days so he can discover a set up Ps5 then

  2. 12 minutes ago, Monkeyboy said:


    I want to watch this but my dad is suffering from dementia right now, not sure I could cope.

    It’s tough watch when you’ve a link to dementia. My best friend’s dad (more or less my second dad) succumbed to dementia in 2018, it put a lot of his behaviour in the final year into perspective. Made me bawl to the extent my kids woke up to come find me and see what was wrong.

  3. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger is my go to these days, but it’s too obvious a choice isn’t it? I have a lot of time for Rollin’ & Scratchin’

     

    I lived with a DJ when homework was released, spent far too many hours getting high listening to him weave the tunes from that album over obscure french pop and balls to the wall disco from the 70s, so much love for the first couple of albums. 

  4. 2 hours ago, friedgold said:

    Oh you absolute shit. I'm trying to hold off on this until the next gen version is released and you've just made the wait a million times harder.

    I was going to hold off until I got my hands I a PS5 also but then the game arrived ... whatcha gonna do?

    im playing ona PS4 pro and whilst it makes it sound like a jumbo jet taking off in some areas I’ve not seen a glitch or poor performance yet

  5. 1 hour ago, friedgold said:

    Oh you absolute shit. I'm trying to hold off on this until the next gen version is released and you've just made the wait a million times harder.

    Sorry not sorry 

    I mean, I’m very early on, but it just feels like my memories of what Deus Ex felt like on my first run through...but even stuff down to the character models, and as a Corpo, my initial environments, the things I’m seeing and being asked to do, so very reminiscent. I hope it continues in this vein

  6. 1997 Judge Reinhold vehicle (pun intended) Runaway Car has a glorious sequence toward the end where a baby is first tried to be passed between speeding vehicles, and later When that fails airlifted out of the sun roof. Easily the worst movie I’ve ever watched, but had me howling at the faux tension of the baby lift and the ensuing near miss with a bridge @ about 2m 45 in the summary video below

     

     

  7. 14 minutes ago, Bazjam said:

    There’s a surprising amount of directors who I love, that still have one or two films I’ve yet to see.

     

    But the ones that I slavishly watch everything they release are.

     

    Tarantino

    Terry Gilliam

    Daren Aronofsky

    Ben Wheatley

    Christopher Nolan
     

    I’ve been working on watching all the films of Kore-eda, and Kurosawa while on furlough, but still have a couple from each to go.

    Am with you on Ben Wheatley (I wish I could recapture the numbness I felt as the credits rolled on Kill List, my intro to his art). Also adore Wes Anderson whimsy

  8. Agreed (EDIT with Mogster's post) I sit and watch it with my 8, 6 and 4 year olds and they adore it. It’s more for them these days than it is for me.

    As much as I see the faults I just go with it and enjoy it because I can see how much my kids are living every story. I have really strong memories of hiding behind the sofa and peeking out to see Tom Baker era Who, despite the changes in recent modern Who i can see that now with my own kids. I feel a head nuzzle into my armpit, a grip tighten on my forearm or catch glimpse of eyes through fingers as the kids do what they need to do to get through a scary moment to reach enlightenment where the penny drops for them.

    My eldest (daughter) is particularly enamoured by Whittaker, so much so that she requested a dress up and her sonic, which if I’m honest was a huge surprise having show no interest in Who previously. A strong role model if ever there was one IF you don’t pick it apart too much (as adults tend to do).

    That said, Smith’s era captured my 6 year olds imagination more so than any other new Who Doctor that we’ve watched together. Which, for me, has the strongest arcs and stories.

  9. On 25/01/2020 at 18:41, Boothjan said:

    Away from the TV series, there was a Dr Who event at the Space Centre in Leicester today so we went along for a family day out. Great fun - lifetime dream of meeting Davros achieved!! 

     

    The kids really enjoyed it too! 

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    Last year Davros told my kids they should stay in school and learn else they’ll never be a match for his intellect. It was a really nice touch, had me and my buddy chuckling like idiots...then we noticed his dalek guard had surrounded us and raised their plungers in our direction.

  10. 2 hours ago, partious said:

     

    Nobody else mentioned Field of Dreams which is my go to "pull my  emotional strings" movie. Is that because people haven't seen it (unlikely), it's too obvious and akin to suggesting Rocky or (I suspect this might be it) people consider it cheesy or otherwise unworthy? It's probably sort of emotionally manipulative and not the type of movie you'd admit to liking in a conversation down at the local arthouse cinema but still.. I'm curious, do people generally like or dislike it? 

     

    “If you build it they will come”

     

    Normallyhas me bawling like a baby you the time ‘they come’, but then so does Marley and Me. Go figure

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