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billysexcrime
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Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:02 pm

Bladerunner 2049 I reckon has set the benchmark for movie visuals. I don't remember seeing anything as impressive. The movie itself is brilliant as well.

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Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:24 am

mooch wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:50 pm
are you going to go to the festival?
Nah, doubt it.
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Dick Jones
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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.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:03 am

Dick Jones wrote:
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Blade Runner 2049 is astounding lads. Villeneuve knocks it out of the park. Everything about it is pretty much as good as it gets.
Watched this at the weekend. Roger Deakins knocks it out of the park, (again, and as always), more-so than Villeneuve for my money.
And the soundscape of the whole thing is fucking amazing throughout.

Still can't decide how i feel about it as a show overall though. Its definitely well worth seeing, particularly in a cinema, but it felt a little bit overly long. And i can't complain because it has the same low key, slow tempo the 1st one had, but something about that made it feel even longer here. A little boring in parts too if i'm honest.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:28 am

Haven't seen it but apparently it's not done well at the box office, Donald Clarke had a piece in the times yesterday and reckons it's partly because of the marketing. Reviewers were told not to discuss plot points so a lot of reviews left it very vague on what it was all about meaning fans of the original were going to go but it wasn't goign to win over anybody new. On Mark Kermode last week he wouldn't even discuss the plot of the first one lest it give anything away about the second.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:35 am

LordPercy wrote:
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Haven't seen it but apparently it's not done well at the box office, Donald Clarke had a piece in the times yesterday and reckons it's partly because of the marketing. Reviewers were told not to discuss plot points so a lot of reviews left it very vague on what it was all about meaning fans of the original were going to go but it wasn't goign to win over anybody new. On Mark Kermode last week he wouldn't even discuss the plot of the first one lest it give anything away about the second.
The Plot/Story is good though.... IMO anyway, no issue with that at all, so i can't imagine that they asked that because they were afraid it'd get panned on that basis.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:58 am

Re my post above. There is no new series of The Thick of It. It's a Big Issue interview with Partridge and Tucker where they debate Brexit.

That's disappointing.

BUT, the fact that he's keeping the character alive like that means TTOI returning at some stage down the line isn't an unreasonable shout.

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LordPercy wrote:
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Haven't seen it but apparently it's not done well at the box office, Donald Clarke had a piece in the times yesterday and reckons it's partly because of the marketing.
I've heard of people walking out of it so you'd wonder how the word of mouth is.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:20 pm

Eucrid wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:11 pm
LordPercy wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:28 am
Haven't seen it but apparently it's not done well at the box office, Donald Clarke had a piece in the times yesterday and reckons it's partly because of the marketing.
I've heard of people walking out of it .....
.... to get a 2nd helping of popcorn, cos its so long.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:26 pm

i really want to go and see it but i found out last night that it's 3 hrs long.... it's definitely put me off.....

i'll have to pay the babysitter overtime.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:51 pm

I enjoyed Blade Runner. It's beautiful and made me feel weird. As others have already said, the cinematography is fantastic and it sounds amazing. Go see it on the biggest screen possible and bring caffeine.

I'll probably see it a second time cause I was a bit too knackered over weekend

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:43 pm

Going to see it again tomorrow on a massive screen. The sound is great in this place too so should be good.

I have to say the running time didn't bother me at all on my initial viewing.

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Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:39 pm

IMAX in 10...
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Dick Jones
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Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:02 pm

Haven't used the slow cooker in a while so going to do a chilli on Saturday; get it going at like 10am. I keep daydreaming about how great it's going to be. :lol:

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Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:36 pm

and?

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Dick Jones
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Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:49 pm

Hmm?

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Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:52 pm

wait, which film is this about a slow cooked chilli?

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Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:30 pm

The English patiently waiting for a slow cooked chilli

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Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:58 pm

Chilli Palmer.

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Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:52 pm

Blade runner didn't totally do it for me and I can't quite say why. Mood is best described as 'meh' lately so that probably didn't help. Worth a second watch.
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