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  1. El Geet

    WTF - New Thundercats series!!!

    One of the first things I read on the internet (1993) was Thundercats porn fan fiction. It was bizarre(ly arousing).
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    There was a really good Radio 4 program in April about the making of 2001 and it’s cultural impact. It’s worth a listen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09y6wg3 I hadn’t appreciated how closely Clarke and Kubrick had collaborated on the movie.
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    God of War (2018) - Magni-ficent!

    I’m up to just after going back to the Witch’s place. I started on ‘Give me a challenge’ but gave up after about 10 attempts of the bit where you first encounter heavy Draugr. There does seem to be a big difference between the two levels as, most of the time, ‘Normal’ is a bit too easy. That said, getting my arse handed to me: It’s a beautiful looking game and it’s keeping me interested which is rare these days. However, I agree with a few others that it’s not up to the hype just yet. Then again I suspect I will finish it which, like I said, is very rare for me.
  4. Had been really looking forward to this. Season 1 was one of my favourite ever TV shows. However, the comments in this thread are putting me off and confirming my fears...not sure I want to ruin the brilliance of the first season.
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    Game On - "Tea Martin"

    Blimey this brings back memories. Haven’t thought about it in ages but I often say, ‘Never look back, never apologise’. Probably a completely bastardised quote but Matt at his best. Couldn’t watch when Ben Chaplin left. I thought it was brilliant at the time and, in parts, it was pretty groundbreaking. Looking back, parts haven’t aged well but that’s to be expected. Amazing how tv comedy has evolved.
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    PS4 Pro

    Finally taken the plunge with a PS4 Pro. God of War has tipped me over the edge. Well that and the fact that my launch PS4 makes such a racket now it's ridiculous. I have a couple of questions. I understand I can transfer all my data across easily enough. However, the kids play Fortnite which is linked to my PSN account. I'm not really interested in Fortnite so I wondered if there was a way to allow them to keep playing Fortnite on the old PS4 without needing to be logged in as me to PSN. They've invested a fair bit of time and sodding V Bucks so they would't want to lose any of that. Is there a way to achieve that?
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    Great films with terrible music

    I know you’ll disagree but The Untouchables’ score is dreadful.
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    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Started this just after Christmas and had a good run but not payed it for a couple of months. Went back to it the other day. I do think it's a great game but my brain struggles with the controls and it takes a while to reacquaint yourself I find. Just on the boss of Vah Naboris and was struggling so I've decided to head to the Lost Woods to find a certain something and sharpen up on my combat/movement prowess along the way. I don't know how you lot avoid looking at walkthroughs...I can't help myself. I just don't have the time or patience it seems.
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    Amazon Prime Video

    In case anyone’s interested VPN works fine with Prime and the content is different. US Prime has all seasons of Friday Night Lights, for example so is automatically brilliant. Oh oh and surprised no separate thread for The Looming Tower. It’s bloody good. I’m going to have to buy the book.
  10. I was thinking exactly the same thing. Linkster seems to particularly dislike it for that reason. It's like it's not authentically geeky enough but Scott Pilgrim was.
  11. I can only thank Rllmuk for setting my expectations so low that I actually quite enjoyed it. Most of the pop culture references were just in the background and not remotely necessary to enjoy the movie. My kids enjoyed it too although they had to watch through fingers during the horror bit. Parts of that bit were pretty amazingly done I thought. In fact, from a purely visual perspective it’s pretty stunning. Is is there a bit of satire in the movie perhaps? It’s by no means particularly subtle in its messaging (“hey kids, the real world is the real world”) but the ridiculous personality cult of Halliday and there being kudos in getting all these perfectly useless pop culture references has to be commentary on the online world as it is today.
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    Dark (Netflix)

    There’s a thread somewhere on here about it but if you like your mind bending time travel stuff you’ll love Primer. Super low budget yet brilliant movie.
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    Dark (Netflix)

    Primer is up there. Although less complicated it is almost bullet proof for a time travel movie. Dark I think might suffer more under scrutiny but it is far more ambitious.
  14. Van Helsing. I have no idea why I’m watching it. I’m not sure I’m even recommending it but I’ve found it compelling enough to watch 5 episodes in a couple of days. It’s a bit like Walking Dead but with vampires and I guess you kind of want to know what happens next. The thing with these types of shows is I never understand how they can’t avoid stupid plot holes/ devices. So yeah. Probably would avoid but I think I’ll get to the end of the first season.
  15. There may be some good points in that review but I can't watch beyond 10 minutes. The guy on the right is sooooo annoying. Not to mention his white socks. My review: a series that has no idea what it wants to be and, therefore, tries to be all things to all men and ultimately fails. It has some cool moments but it's probably quite telling that it was at its most enjoyable when it was going batshit mental with the story. Clem Fandango sobbing on and off for 3 episodes in reaction to the least compelling love interest story ever was possibly a low point. I do hope they can rescue it for Season 2 but spending loads of money on VFX and getting gritty is not the solution - just get some decent bloody writers in there and let them create a coherent story.

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