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  1. Question mainly for @Jimmy and @LarsLars, as my favourite non-Cuban film guys, asked here because Jimmy's inbox is full last time I checked. Let's say I wanted to get back into reviewing films again after a year off, but I don't really know where to start... Are there any themes or certain types of stuff I should write about or would interest you, if only as a start before I go on an aimless 'review any old shit' spree?
  2. I understand why Sutton did it. The S*n has a habit of visually polluting moments such as these (the minnows in a significant game live on the BBC), but the fact I can't recall any other instance shows how little it works other than as a pointless stunt. Ethics-wise it's a black mark, but Sutton and those in charge have to consider the longer-term ramifications. Squeezing every penny from this cup run means Sutton are either safely budgeted for several seasons now, or can afford to operate as a full-time club if they have football league ambitions.
  3. Why streak 10 minutes into the game? Do it at 89 minutes, get your money's worth first.

    1. Maxx


      simpsons shitposting lately?

    2. GA!


      Not quite, my lady love. Although some days I wish I did.

  5. A quick run through... USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016) - Possibly the most sincere film I've ever seen that's utterly shit. I can't believe a $40 million film in this day and age was so badly made. Shit acting, shit directing (spot the not-so-subtle foreshadowing as they pan a shot through a shark's jawbone hanging on the wall), and some mindbogglingly shit CGI. #shit Manchester By the Sea (2016) - I like this film a bit more upon reflection, and Casey Affleck doing the Casey Affleck performance grabbed my attention all the way through. Problem is, it's an upmarket Hallmark Channel film, innit? I guess my issue comes from my preference for plot driven stories, but saying that Moonlight blew me away with a subtle character story and some interesting choices in showing that. This was 150 minutes of static. I understand it's a film about grief and reactive depression, but... Well... Why wasn't this a stage play instead? V͠e̼̻̪͉̭͉͘ņ͈ǵ̟̫̹͕̰̩͕e͘a̶͇͔̘n̴͍̱c̮e̼̤̱:̟̤̠̝ ͙A͎̟͚̹͇͕ ̲̙͚͎͠Lo̗̖̠̬͚͇̭v̝͔̻̲̯̝̰͝e̯ ̥ͅS͚t̼̞̜͔͝ǫ̙̦̺r̰͕̮̲y͉̘̪̞̠͡ ҉̥͎̯̼̙ (2017) - I've glitched the title as this is technically embargoed! The second-third of the film is a great analysis on the aftermath of rape and the fucked up approach to the judicial system. Everything beside it is underwritten and does the subject matter a massive disservice. Cage is half-arsing once again, btw. Hidden Figures (2016) - Crowd-pleasing, Oscar nominated biopic. All you need to know. The Wedding Singer (1998) - A bit random, but I made the mistake of telling my friends I hadn't seen it. This joins the extremely small club of Adam Sandler films I enjoy (Punch-Drunk Love, Airheads... yeah, that's all). Generic but funny; helped I watched it with a crowd. Lion (2016) - Crowd-pleasing, Oscar nominated biopic. The first half is better, the second half has some great acting but is a procession.
  6. Bing is a whiny little cunt. There, I said it!
  8. Moonlight was beautiful. I can see why momentum for it during awards season has faded a bit because it's low-key, intimate, and subtle. Heartbreaking too. The delivery of the final line... fucking hell. Also, really happy Mahershala Ali has received plaudits as I see him in a lot of things and, like fellow House of Cards alumni Jimmi Simpson, he is everywhere and brilliantly unflashy at what he does. Hacksaw Ridge was easier a watch than I expected. Andrew Garfield's accent is quite Oscar-bait, but he puts on a great show. I was also surprisingly impressed by Vince Vaughn. I felt like Mel Gibson patronised the audience quite a bit, though - any subtext comes at you like a brick to the face. Plus, while I don't 100% agree with @Jimmy the intention was to glorify war itself, the lingering battle scenes were gratuitous but desensitised. Filmmakers need to work harder on portraying the horrors of war. @Liam posted a quote from a book about World War II describing soldiers walking around with their lower jaws missing. Shit like that, anything that detracts from a video game demo reel. I bloody loved Hell or High Water to the point I'm surprised it was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. A really nice lament on the perilous economy of southern America and the measures people take, well, come hell or high water. Easily Chris Pine's best performance, too. Lean, confident, beautifully shot too. I can see myself watching this again sooner than later. The Lego Batman Movie was good, not great. They start off with the wonderfully meta-jokes that made The Lego Movie my second favourite film of 2014, but the story ultimately cops out to an extremely noisy 'save the world' narrative. I know superhero films require the threat of widespread destruction, even if I'm bored of watching that story time and again, but there should've been far more scenes of Batman goofing off versus the other characters.
  9. Arrested Development takes about 7 or 8 episodes until you get into the groove of it. It's a binge-watching show whose first series came well before that sort of thing existed. I liked Bojack Horseman from the get-go, but I totally understand why people are listing it. The first half of season 1 is a bit whacky and throwaway. Speaking of, I didn't enjoy Rick and Morty that much for a while... It took maybe half a season and little bits of mythology building before I liked it.
  10. La La Land:
  11. Production started on Tuesday? I thought the show was supposed to premiere about now?
  12. Punk? You've obviously never been to a politics show.
  13. The dark colour palette is a bit cliche, but the second trailer at least has a sense of fun about it. It looks like they're aiming for Thor by way of Transformers. The tone in pop culture narratives changes over the years; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers worked in the 90s because everything in the 90s was bright colours and positive attitudes. It's natural this generation are "troublemakers" as... well, have you seen any films with younger people in them this century? Daddy issues upon daddy issues upon daddy issues. The younger voices in Hollywood, like the director of this, Dean Isrealite, who's only 32, tend to mix their fandom with a cynical take on the human condition. Personally, as much as I want it to do well, I think the film will be critically shrugged off and largely forgotten. But at least my original theory of it being this generation's Dragonball Evolution (badly shot, badly acted, basically unwatchable) won't be true.
  14. Shouldn't you be in some sort of register for doing that?
  15. I was thinking about this the other day before the Facebook trend, trying to remember what I was into during my college years circa 2004-2006. Even now at 29 I listen to some of these albums quite a lot as, aside from Nickelback, I've never grown out of them. (In no particular order:) 1. Muse - Origin of Symmetry / Absolution / Black Holes and Revelations 2. Keane - Hopes and Fears 3. Nickelback - The State 4. Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the Way 5. Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory 6. Limp Bizkit - Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water (I also listened to 'Results May Vary' a lot in college... I had a listen back just the other day and it's amazing Interscope let out an album with so little tunes.) 7. Supergrass - In It For The Money 8. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand 9. The White Stripes - Elephant 10. Sum 41 - Chuck