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  1. The Standoff at Sparrow Creek https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5304996/ A former cop-turned-militia man investigates a shooting at a police funeral. This opens with a guy eating alone, he hears gun shots and explosions in the distance. He immediately heads to an isolated militia compound where him and the rest of the militia members conclude one of their members is responsible for attacking a cop funeral. So they lock themselves in the compound, that's full of weapons and explosives, and interrogate each other to work out who the guilty one is. I thought this was really impressive. It's tense as hell as the militia turn on each other and slowly eliminate suspects. The small cast are excellent and is full of faces you'd recognise from small roles in other films. It reminded me of a ton of other films like Reservoir Dogs or The Thing - a group of guys stuck in a location trying to work out who has betrayed them. It clocks in under 90 minutes and has a very satisfying ending. A really solid thriller from a director to watch out for. 4/5 The Thomas Crown Affair https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0155267/ A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective. This is one that I've been meaning to watch for years but I never got round to it. Finally watched it last week and it didn't really land for me. It was well made and the two leads are fine but I couldn't warm to it. There was a smugness to it I didn't like and the whole thing was a bit silly - the NYPD commit an insane amount of detectives to investigate a single painting that was stolen. And the ratio of romance to heist scenes was totally wrong - we seen to spend half the film on dates with the main characters. From Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo and the director of Die Hard and Predator I expected a lot more. 2.5/5
  2. There a new Purge film out. Anyone seen it? I like most of the films in that series (the TV show is wack) so I'll check it out at some stage over the w/e.
  3. Fear St. 1666 was pretty good - but I was a little confused by the end.
  4. Looks like the Ben White deal is done. 50m is a lot of money but he’s probably an upgrade on Holding and Chambers.
  5. These Irish accents in Fear St 1666 are cracking me up. Why are they doing this!
  6. Griezmann to Atleti seems to be close to done. Simeone must absolutely love Barca in transfer season.
  7. Anyone seen this? New on netflix today. Looks decent if a bit super-meta.
  8. There was an Arsenal player sent off a few seasons back for a similar foul - same area of the pitch, not grabbing an opponent around the neck. And that's the only time I can remember a red card for something like that. The studs up tackle on Grealish could have easily been red.
  9. Disaster-class from Southgate. From team selection to substitutions for penalties.
  10. I thought Fear Street 78 was pretty good. Totally unoriginal but the kills were well staged and the connections to the 1994 one were handled well. I feel like I've seen dozens of films that were shot at that Summer Camp - I'm pretty sure a season of American Horror Story was filmed there.
  11. That's weird. I'm in Ireland and it's 98c which I thought mapped to 99p UK price.
  12. The Bitcoin Billionaires is 99p at the moment. A sequel of sorts to The Accidental Billionaire, the book that The Social Network is based on. It follows the Winklevoss twins as they try to spend their Facebook money but find it hard to get started as venture capitalists so they take a massive punt on crypto instead. It's a good, easy read. I felt like the author was trying to redeem the twins after the way they were portrayed in the movie. They come across as quite sympathetic and interesting lads. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bitcoin-Billionaires-Genius-Betrayal-Redemption-ebook/dp/B07H2L4CRX/ref=sr_1_1?crid=13MNI8MKZU93X&dchild=1&keywords=the+bitcoin+billionaires&qid=1625847457&sprefix=the+bitco%2Caps%2C164&sr=8-1
  13. Sorry, you’re right. Got them confused.
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