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Bazjam

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  1. I charge my controller from a plug. Haven’t plugged it into the console since I set it up. I love how they’re using USB C now. Means I can just use the one charger by my chair for the controller, my iPad, and my phone.
  2. Looks like WKW might be working on a follow up to Chunking Express. Really hope this goes ahead. I adore the original. https://www.indiewire.com/2020/09/chungking-express-sequel-written-wong-kar-wai-1234588877/
  3. I’m a massive fan. Am I right in thinking this is just a US release though? Gutted if it is (unless it’s multi region) as I’d love this. And as @Sabremansaid, why the hell are they using the Miramax cut of The Grandmaster. The longer cut is far superior.
  4. Wheatley does seem to bring out the best in Sam Riley. He was superb in Rebecca as well. I’m a big fan of Ben Wheatley, and had many a disagreements with Kerraig on the subject. But fair play to him, he always gave his films a try despite not being a fan.
  5. I’m furloughed, my wife’s staying with her parents as shielding, and my 16 year old son has no interest in leaving his room. So until my PS5 arrives, I have a ridiculous amount of time for watching films. Watched all these today. When Marnie Was There 4.5/5 Seen this many times. One of my favourite Ghibli films, and certainly one of their most underrated. The ending gets me every time. Crimson Peak 3.5/5 First time rewatching this since it came out. Not prime Del Toro, but their is a lot to love here, especially how it looks. Del Toro always desc
  6. Daisy was superb tonight.
  7. Everything about the show is unusual. In the best possible way.
  8. Details have been announced of a micro budget horror that Ben Wheatley wrote and shot during the first lock down. I love how he goes from making Rebecca and planning Tomb Raider 2, to creating something like this in his down time. If it’s anything like his last micro budget horror, A Field In England (this also stars Reece Shearsmith) then I’ll be very happy. Can’t wait for this one. Sadly no UK date yet. https://www.filmstories.co.uk/news/in-the-earth-details-of-ben-wheatleys-pandemic-horror-film/
  9. I really wouldn't let the difficulty put you off. I'm an average at best gamer, but have played and finished most souls games. They're pretty slow paced games that rely more on you figuring out how to approach things rather than quick twitch reactions. Plus you can grind and summon to get help.
  10. Only just got round to finishing the second one, and thought it was fantastic. For the last couple of hundred pages or so I just couldn’t put it down. Hope we don’t have to wait to long for volume three.
  11. I really think you’ve just miss read this film. It’s clearly empathetic, and indeed pro refugee. The writer/director is an up and coming young black filmmaker who took a lot of inspiration for the film from conversations he’d heard growing up in African and Caribbean communities. I felt it was pretty clear where his sympathy’s lay.
  12. That’s the end of the genre that I love, and it feels like there has been a welcome return to it in the last five years or so. Desperate to see Saint Maud. Due to shielding I’ve got to wait for the home release.
  13. Just posted about this in the other thread. Had a great weekend watching both of these. Horror seems to be in a very good place at the moment.
  14. His House - 4/5 A debut feature from a new director tackling the issue of refugees. Fantastic film. Relic - 4/5 A debut feature from a new director tackling the issue of dementia. Fantastic film. Great weekend for new horror.
  15. I thought this was great. Wasn’t to sure where things were going in the first half, but found it all pulled together powerfully in the second half. Horror has a fine tradition of tackling difficult subjects, and for me this is a great example of how effective it can be.
  16. He doesn't so much rant, but he'll endlessly retweet praise, but if he gets one bad review he'll tweet about it for days in a bit of a sulk.
  17. I'll always be a fan, but its the thin skin that really annoys me. He just comes across quite petty and childish with it sometimes. I guess having an army of fans on twitter telling you how great you are will do that to you.
  18. On The Rocks - 4/5 A gentle slow burn gem of a film. Loved it. Can see myself rewatching it many times
  19. I really enjoyed Rebecca. Haven’t read the book, or seen the Hitchcock film, so was all new to me and worked great.
  20. Bazjam

    Apple TV +

    Apple TV has been my favourite streaming service this year (for new content). Thoroughly enjoyed The Servant The Morning Show Beasties doc Ted Lasso (this one really took me by surprise, as I usually like my comedy cynical. Just fell n love with the characters) Long Way Up pleasantly surprised all in all as all the initial trailers I saw left me cold. Yes, they need to build up more content, but it’s a very promising start. I’ve kept my subscription going on this a lot longer than I did for Disney Plus. Really looking to On The Rocks as well.
  21. The official podcast with Ed Gamble is really good. On last week's pod, Alex said that Richard wanted to win more than any other contestant they've ever had.
  22. That’s amazing. I’ve owned this for a year and had no idea that was there.
  23. I got this set about a year ago and watched them all. They’re fantastic. I was previously only aware of them through Shogun Assassin, but the originals are every bit as good. And the quality doesn’t dip throughout. Had a blast with all of them.
  24. Max Richter’s Sleep - 4.5/5 A documentary film following performances of Max Richter’s 8 hour long music piece entitled Sleep, where the audience are supplied with beds and invited to sleep if they wish. The film cuts between the concerts, and interviews with Max and his wife talking about the struggles they faced to create their art. Admittedly, not for everyone. But I’m a huge fan of Richter having discovered his music through his incredible score for The Leftovers. Found this both beautiful and hypnotic.
  25. Watched Graveyard Of Honour on the back of your recommendation. Despite being a Miike fan, I hadn't heard of this one (he really is the gift that keeps giving). Brilliant film. As often with his films, I had no idea where it was going, which is always an exciting prospect, and the downward spiral of violence and hopelessness didn't disappoint. 4/5
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