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Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:20 pm

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Watched The Death of Stalin last night. It's really funny, quite dark at times aswell. Farcical squabbling over mass executions.

Also, Armando Iannucci just hinted on twitter that The Thick of It is coming back.

"I have good news later for those asking for Malcolm Tucker on Brexit."

Some people interpreting that as Capaldi is going to be on Veep, but IA is not involved with that anymore so he wouldn't make the announcement.

Anyway.
Just back from Death of Stalin.

Really enjoyed it. The pace ramps up quite nicely and swerves from comedy into horrible shit and back again quite rapidly.

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Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:03 am

Thor:Ragnarok - cracking movie. very much a comedy, more so that any other marvel movie to date. plots a bit thin, but we get to see Jeff Goldblum camp it up :thumbs:
still pissed they showed hulk in the trailer. would have been a massive surprise to see in the movie but he is in a lot of the movie so it's hard to keep that secret.

Nice nods to three different comic book plots and they all made sense to be tied together.

Look out for that cameo towards the start of the movie :lol: You could here loads of people in the cinema "is that ..."

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Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:07 am

i_ate_cats wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:20 pm
Dick Jones wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:26 am
Watched The Death of Stalin last night. It's really funny, quite dark at times aswell. Farcical squabbling over mass executions.

Also, Armando Iannucci just hinted on twitter that The Thick of It is coming back.

"I have good news later for those asking for Malcolm Tucker on Brexit."

Some people interpreting that as Capaldi is going to be on Veep, but IA is not involved with that anymore so he wouldn't make the announcement.

Anyway.
Just back from Death of Stalin.

Really enjoyed it. The pace ramps up quite nicely and swerves from comedy into horrible shit and back again quite rapidly.
Big spoiler
The summary execution at the end is the most chilling moment I've seen in a film in ages.

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Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:56 pm

Dick Jones wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:07 am
i_ate_cats wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:20 pm
Dick Jones wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:26 am
Watched The Death of Stalin last night. It's really funny, quite dark at times aswell. Farcical squabbling over mass executions.

Also, Armando Iannucci just hinted on twitter that The Thick of It is coming back.

"I have good news later for those asking for Malcolm Tucker on Brexit."

Some people interpreting that as Capaldi is going to be on Veep, but IA is not involved with that anymore so he wouldn't make the announcement.

Anyway.
Just back from Death of Stalin.

Really enjoyed it. The pace ramps up quite nicely and swerves from comedy into horrible shit and back again quite rapidly.
Big spoiler
The summary execution at the end is the most chilling moment I've seen in a film in ages.
Yup. The joke immediately after is one of the most welcome reprieves I have ever seen.

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Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:26 am

We watched Ghostwatch last night, the BBC mockumentary from 1992. Groundbreaking stuff, years ahead of The Blair Witch Project. Still absolutely brilliant.

Few articles going around about it this week for the 25th anniversary; it seems there is absolutely no way the Beeb will ever repeat it. Apparently there was a retrospective on "The One Show" planned for this week, complete with Sarah Green, but the brass squashed even that. That's how controversial it was.

It's in full on youtube, but the image quality is bad. You can get it on the download machine though obvs.

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Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:11 pm

Thor is a good laugh, first time in ages i can remember leaving the cinema having enjoyed a marvel movie. More laughs than most comedies

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Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:49 pm

Dick Jones wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:26 am
We watched Ghostwatch last night, the BBC mockumentary from 1992. Groundbreaking stuff, years ahead of The Blair Witch Project. Still absolutely brilliant.

Few articles going around about it this week for the 25th anniversary; it seems there is absolutely no way the Beeb will ever repeat it. Apparently there was a retrospective on "The One Show" planned for this week, complete with Sarah Green, but the brass squashed even that. That's how controversial it was.

It's in full on youtube, but the image quality is bad. You can get it on the download machine though obvs.
I remember we went to a family friends house to watch that. I'd say the parents were aware it was a dramatized version but they didn't tell me and the rest of the kids. It was petrifying.

I don't think I'd like to watch it again though. Ruin the illusion and all.

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:59 am

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I don't think I'd like to watch it again though. Ruin the illusion and all.
As a matter of fact, it's still highly effective.

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:27 pm

Jesus, Kevin Spacey is absolutely toxic right now. Radioactive. Career over.

Ridley Scott recasting + reshooting Spacey's entire role in his new film All the Money in the World - which is out in FOUR weeks.

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:24 pm

Hard to believe it all, not that I don't just in a shocked sense. Mad

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:41 pm

So.... Louis CK...... a cunt.

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:56 pm

More of a wanker

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Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:56 am

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Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:09 am

Louis CK stories have been around for ages. He's supposed to have done that to plenty of female comics over the years. He's a right creep. Taints a lot of his material too, what seemed ironic now just seems horrible.

And just reading now theres rumours that a bigger story is about to come out about him very soon too.

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Eucrid wrote:
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Louis CK stories have been around for ages. He's supposed to have done that to plenty of female comics over the years. He's a right creep. Taints a lot of his material too, what seemed ironic now just seems horrible.

And just reading now theres rumours that a bigger story is about to come out about him very soon too.
Yeah, that Gawker link Phier posted is from 2012. Last night was the 1st i'd heard tbh.
It definitely puts an awful lot of his material in a very different light now.

Makes you wonder what a bigger story could be too. There's 1 or 2 gags i'm thinking of now....

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Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:34 pm

Haven't fact checked but I just saw this
https://twitter.com/ditzkoff/status/929050106246115329
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:16 pm

what is it?

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Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:43 pm

Louis CK's statement admitting the accusations were true and trying to own up for his actions

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Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:01 am

ah yes, the statement where he says how admired he is a few times and doesn't actually apologise once

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Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:20 am

Biggy Shackleton wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:25 am
Eucrid wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:09 am
Louis CK stories have been around for ages. He's supposed to have done that to plenty of female comics over the years. He's a right creep. Taints a lot of his material too, what seemed ironic now just seems horrible.

And just reading now theres rumours that a bigger story is about to come out about him very soon too.
Yeah, that Gawker link Phier posted is from 2012. Last night was the 1st i'd heard tbh.
It definitely puts an awful lot of his material in a very different light now.

Makes you wonder what a bigger story could be too. There's 1 or 2 gags i'm thinking of now....
I only heard about it in the last year or so when Tig Notaro did a bit about it on her TV show and started trying to publicly distance herself from him.

Loads of his material is tainted as fuck now. Apparently he has a bit about a guy showing his dick to a down syndrome girl in McDonalds. Hard to think that didn't happen now.

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