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On 18/03/2022 at 14:41, Hitcher said:

Cancel, renew via Turkey VPN, save £10+.

Have you done this recently? I get as far as entering payment details and then it requires an sms authentication to a Turkish number.

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11 minutes ago, Ray Tracing said:

Have you done this recently? I get as far as entering payment details and then it requires an sms authentication to a Turkish number.

 

You need to set up an account in the UK. Set it to pay from a card (something like a Revolut is best). Pay the first month then cancel so that it has your UK bank details on file. Then when you are going through the reactivation steps after your month has finished and you've selected your payment method - you switch the VPN to Turkey and reload the page during that stage to get the Turkish price. If you do it that way you avoid the SMS thing.

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Anyone with kids (or even those without) I recommend Making Fun - Jimmy Diresta and 4 of his mates get challenged by kids to build their weird inventions - like taco spitting dinosaurs & guitar boats

 

 

Good mix of interesting building stuff and humour - the group are all really likeable characters and the things they build end up really good, my family all loved it and sad we finished them all - hopefully Netflix give them a second series 

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Is anybody watching Thermae Romae Novae? It’s a brilliant Netflix anime about a Roman thermae bath architect who keeps ending up in modern day Japan somehow, and takes inspirations from their superior baths to use back in Rome. It’s got a great bit at the end too where the writer goes round the Japanese baths that inspired her story.

 

 

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Yeah, finished it off yesterday. Liked it a lot. But I thought I would as I also liked the version from about 10 years ago. IIRC, this covers the same stuff that did and much more (it was just a few shorts), so no need to watch the old one. Bits at the end are great too.

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1 hour ago, ZOK said:

Is anybody watching Thermae Romae Novae? It’s a brilliant Netflix anime about a Roman thermae bath architect who keeps ending up in modern day Japan somehow, and takes inspirations from their superior baths to use back in Rome. It’s got a great bit at the end too where the writer goes round the Japanese baths that inspired her story.

 

 

 

My god, that is an excellent trailer.

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The Bubble is such a smug film. It's all a bit Hollywood patting itself on the back while it makes shit jokes about itself.

 

Half an hour in and I'm still waiting to laugh once.

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Watched a documentary tonight called Django & Django, it's about the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Corbucci - the second best western director called Sergio. This is mostly an interview with Quentin Terrentino who talks about the politics of Corbuccis films and puts them in context of the time and the other directors making similar features - Leone, Peckinpah etc. There's also shorter interviews with Franco Nero and Ruggero Deodato.

 

I thought this was really interesting. I've seen a few Corbucci films and enjoyed them but listening to QT talk about them made me look at them from a different angle. And I've added a few to my watch list. 

 

Worth checking out if you're a fan of spaghetti westerns or listening to Quentin Tarrantino riff away about films. 

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On 29/03/2022 at 21:51, bimbam said:

Anyone with kids (or even those without) I recommend Making Fun - Jimmy Diresta and 4 of his mates get challenged by kids to build their weird inventions - like taco spitting dinosaurs & guitar boats

 

 

Good mix of interesting building stuff and humour - the group are all really likeable characters and the things they build end up really good, my family all loved it and sad we finished them all - hopefully Netflix give them a second series 

This is a rip off of a youtube channel that received no cash or recognition.

 

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/arts-and-culture/film-and-tv/netflix-accused-of-stealing-the-idea-for-its-new-show-from-yorkshire-youtubers-3562107

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The Sparks Brothers doc by Edgar Wright has appeared - not sure how long its been up as I stumbled across it.

 

Watched half of it last night and enjoying it despite not really being aware of their existence before now.

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42 minutes ago, deKay said:

Anyone else watching The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window?

 

Watched it all in one evening.

 

Weird. Like a comedy with no jokes?

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I went into the Sparks documentary also not knowing anything about them. I thought it was really good an informative, but also kind of annoying in ways that are hard to pin down. (Spoiler'd for length)


 

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Baby Driver made me think that Edgar Wright is not really that into music, he's more interested in liking a specific type of 'quirky' media he could bore the shit out of people with trivia about at student parties (plus hasn't really kept up with music after getting studiously immersed in film) - hence BD's soundtrack (and Scott Pilgrim I guess) being full of things the late 90s/early 2000s college internet was hyped about. (Not judging him, I'm basically recognising this as that was me as well, as a student.)

 

After an hour or so, I started to think there's just not that much to unpack about Sparks. Their mystique has been cultivated by them appearing in small doses over a very long timeframe. The formula really doesn't change all that much. Which seems to be a big part of their appeal. Wright seems a lot more interested in their image than what if anything they were trying to say and why.

 

And he's no Louis Theroux as an interviewer. The (seemingly universally fucked over) former band mates and managers offer the most substance. The formidable array of Wright's celeb mates either don't have much insight to offer of are cut to tiny soundbites. The brothers themselves remain inscrutable.

 

And holy fuck is it (99%) white. Did this weird kind of funky, glammy, disco-y non-conformist rock band have no black fans? Or influences? Or colleagues? At any time in forty years?

 

The second half motors along on the strength of the brothers being more willing to talk openly about stuff from the 90s onwards and how insane the story is (I had no idea about the completely bananas reason why the disappeared for six years at one point).

 

But yeah, I don't think it needed to be 2+ hours long really.

 

It sounds like I hated it, I didn't really, it totally achieves it's mission of getting people with no knowledge of Sparks to consider listening to their back catalogue.

 

But I also kind of wince at the idea of Edgar Wright doing this about an artist I really like.

 

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38 minutes ago, MK-1601 said:


I went into the Sparks documentary also not knowing anything about them. I thought it was really good an informative, but also kind of annoying in ways that are hard to pin down. (Spoiler'd for length)


 

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Baby Driver made me think that Edgar Wright is not really that into music, he's more interested in liking a specific type of 'quirky' media he could bore the shit out of people with trivia about at student parties (plus hasn't really kept up with music after getting studiously immersed in film) - hence BD's soundtrack (and Scott Pilgrim I guess) being full of things the late 90s/early 2000s college internet was hyped about. (Not judging him, I'm basically recognising this as that was me as well, as a student.)

 

After an hour or so, I started to think there's just not that much to unpack about Sparks. Their mystique has been cultivated by them appearing in small doses over a very long timeframe. The formula really doesn't change all that much. Which seems to be a big part of their appeal. Wright seems a lot more interested in their image than what if anything they were trying to say and why.

 

And he's no Louis Theroux as an interviewer. The (seemingly universally fucked over) former band mates and managers offer the most substance. The formidable array of Wright's celeb mates either don't have much insight to offer of are cut to tiny soundbites. The brothers themselves remain inscrutable.

 

And holy fuck is it (99%) white. Did this weird kind of funky, glammy, disco-y non-conformist rock band have no black fans? Or influences? Or colleagues? At any time in forty years?

 

The second half motors along on the strength of the brothers being more willing to talk openly about stuff from the 90s onwards and how insane the story is (I had no idea about the completely bananas reason why the disappeared for six years at one point).

 

But yeah, I don't think it needed to be 2+ hours long really.

 

It sounds like I hated it, I didn't really, it totally achieves it's mission of getting people with no knowledge of Sparks to consider listening to their back catalogue.

 

But I also kind of wince at the idea of Edgar Wright doing this about an artist I really like.

 

 

As a Sparks fan, I agree with that. They are like fashion, the veneer is the point. I'm not sure Wright understands that but they managed to keep him at arms length a bit.

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8 hours ago, Festoon said:

 

Watched it all in one evening.

 

Weird. Like a comedy with no jokes?


Yeah. Like, it’s clearly a comedy from the title but it’s not funny. Or rather, what I found funny (an endless supply of casserole dishes) not being the intended funny. I’m only two episodes in and I’m enjoying it (Kristen Bell doing all the heavy lifting) but it isn’t what I thought it was going to be.

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I started watching this Japanese reality show about 2-5 yo children going on their first errands alone. It's called "Old Enough" and while the first episode still gave me a ton of anxiety (watching a 2 1/2 yo walking along and crossing a big and quite busy road), I got used to it after a while. The children are not just surrounded by the camera team, but by many others disguised as passersby, so they're never actually alone.

 

It's really freakin adorable and entertaining to watch, some try so hard to please their parents, others get really distracted of course. One girl got almost everything off the shopping list, except for shrimp, instead she got a fish because it was pink and had a cute face.

 

The episodes are nice and short (between 7 and 15 mins), bite-size moments of wholesomeness.

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Got the email about the price rise.

 

Not sure whether I'll continue to subscribe anymore, only dipping in once in a while if there's something I really really want to watch.

 

Especially if my money is going towards utter dreck like The Bubble.

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4 hours ago, Illyria said:

I started watching this Japanese reality show about 2-5 yo children going on their first errands alone. It's called "Old Enough" and while the first episode still gave me a ton of anxiety (watching a 2 1/2 yo walking along and crossing a big and quite busy road), I got used to it after a while. The children are not just surrounded by the camera team, but by many others disguised as passersby, so they're never actually alone.

 

It's really freakin adorable and entertaining to watch, some try so hard to please their parents, others get really distracted of course. One girl got almost everything off the shopping list, except for shrimp, instead she got a fish because it was pink and had a cute face.

 

The episodes are nice and short (between 7 and 15 mins), bite-size moments of wholesomeness.

I found my 10 year old watching this. It’s now his go to viewing before school. 

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Started watching the new Jimmy Savile two part documentary. Needed a shower after that. Most of it we knew before, the first part is about his career and how he established himself as the charidee guy and friend to the stars, but what I didn't know was the extent and depth of his relationship with Prince Charles and Margaret Thatcher. These weren't just PR or photo opportunities, Savile was trusted and respected by Prince Charles and even advised the royals on the Lockerbie disaster and how to handle the public following it. Charles was in awe of Savile .

 

The whole thing is just insane, demented and dark on an unimaginable scale. Dunno if I have the stomach for part two where they interview his victims. The fact that he effectively got away with it all means there's no closure or payback for his victims so it can only end horribly for everyone involved.

 

Fuck everyone who enabled him.

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On 04/04/2022 at 23:27, Festoon said:

 

Watched it all in one evening.

 

Weird. Like a comedy with no jokes?


Well the final episode was just shit. That was the resolution? *that*?! Pile of shite.

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3 minutes ago, deKay said:


Well the final episode was just shit. That was the resolution? *that*?! Pile of shite.

 

Yeah, we felt shortchanged too. 

 

What was the point of it? The tone was just miles off.

 

Netflix fund some right shite.

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