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  1. A movie watchers blog

    @Stigweard If you're doing MCU rewatches, you should go on Twitter and follow Joe Cunningham and his #MCUCharityMarathon! The charity bit is here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/joe-cunningham-mcu
  2. Bad films with terrific music

    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  3. Great films with terrible music

    Even this track? Not so much the opening bit, but I've always really liked that short melody from about 20s in. One of my favourite film-specific motifs in any Bond film score (along with the Where Has Everybody Gone melody in The Living Daylights, and the Surrender riff in Tomorrow Never Dies). How can you say that, when Hot Fuzz has not one but two tracks from The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society? I'm trying to think what other music is prominently featured in that film. There's the blasts of noise in the mugshot montage (more Jon Spencer Blues Explosion I think?), Supergrass' Caught by the Fuzz in the end credits, and of course "AHWW NO". None of which are fucking awful!
  4. The Summer Movie Wager 2018!

    Aquaman is due out in December. ... So to answer your question: no, there aren't.
  5. Avengers: Infinity War - April 2018

    He's starting this tomorrow morning! The donations currently total £1427 - if he raises another £73, he's going to add in some Agents of SHIELD episodes, the poor, insane fool.
  6. You're saying it wrong!

    People who pronounce CeX as one word are as weird as people who call that gaming advice website "Game Fax" instead of "Game Eff Ay Cues".
  7. You're saying it wrong!

    Square Enix. I don't think I've ever heard it said out loud, so I've never been sure: is it a long-e "Ee-nix" or a short-e "Eh-nix"? Reddit says... And another post links to this: So there you have it.
  8. Avengers: Infinity War - April 2018

    The BBFC certifies each released version of a film separately, so they normally list multiple versions on their website: theatrical releases with the full runtime, and home versions with the PAL speedup. (They seem a bit inconsistent with whether or not they make any distinction between VHS, DVD and Blu-ray releases.) Also, I remember that when the first Avengers film had its UK DVD release, we ended up with the censored German version which painted out the point of Loki's sceptre poking out of Coulson's chest. And yet the BBFC website didn't list any newly certified versions! That led to some debate about whether Disney had illegally released in the UK a version that had not been certified by the BBFC. (They hadn't; it turned out to be a mistake on the BBFC's part, incorrectly updating their website.)
  9. The Watchtower - A thread for all comics

    It does list some of the restrictions early on: The omission of newspaper Sunday strips seems really bizarre and arbitrary to me, especially in a list which is focused on influentiality. The lines between newspaper strips and published comic books are often quite blurred, as they acknowledge with some of their entries: Pogo, The Spirit, even Action Comics no. 1. It also means they didn't get to talk about George Herriman's Krazy Kat. Also, they picked the wrong Hellboy page - shoulda been this!
  10. Soul Calibur was unique in that the DC port was to a large extent a compete graphical overhaul of the System 12 arcade version. Digital Foundry Retro did a good episode on it; the comparison of the arcade original to the DC port starts at about 6m30:
  11. Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    Shave? Sha. Now there's a forum post I've not seen in a long, long time. A long time.
  12. Steamed Hams: A Simpsons Story

    Okay, maybe this one won't vanish:
  13. Halo 5: Guardians

    @Purin Regarding the bit in your spoiler: it wouldn't be the first time something like that has happened:
  14. The usual trend is for bands to record albums less and less frequently as their careers go on, for various reasons - buying mansions in different parts of the country so less able to meet up to write and record; losing their early career drive to succeed; having a nice big backlog of material they can live off; tours between albums starting off local and then becoming global; the straightforward recording of a first album giving way to more complicated and expensive production experimentation. So a band starts off releasing an album every year or two, then after a while the time between releases begins to exponentially trend towards infinity (the Rolling Stones effect). Very occasionally you get weirdos like Prince or Sonic Youth or Frank Zappa who somehow manage to keep up a consistent rate of studio album releases across their whole career. But no, I can't think of any examples where they've actually speeded up.

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