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  1. My boys also amongst 'the good 'uns' Fantastic stuff, lads.
  2. Oh yes. It's fucking TERRIBLE - you'll love it.
  3. Considering I still play the originals on the Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, this is an essential purchase. Cannot wait!!
  4. Rocketman Taron Egerton is excellent, but in the same way that the brilliant Rami Malek couldn't stop Bohemian Rhapsody being such a let down, I can't bring myself to say anything else positive about a hammy musical that grated from the first second to the last. I loathe musicals. Just not my sort of film. 1/5 The Overnight Ben Wyatt from Parks and Rec is married to Piper from Orange is the New Black in a very, very odd and awkward film that is all over the place. Avoid. 2.5/5 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Thank god for Disney + because last time I saw this, I was the same age as my kids who I watched it with. Glorious from Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd terrifying and Jessica Rabbit looking fabulous..... 4/5 Mrs Doubtfire Another one I hadn't seen in years - one of my very favourite Robin Williams performances made all the more poignant now I've gone through divorce myself and am a single parent. Tugs at the heartstrings and is genuinely hilarious in places. And I'd forgotten the very non-child friendly conversation between Mrs D and James Bond in the restaurant 4.5/5 Contagion Yes, we watched it. Probably shouldn't have in the current climate because it's frighteningly relevant - I wonder what the writers of this feel like when reality mirrors what happens in this with frighteningly accuracy in some places? Good film. 4/5 47 Meters Down - Uncaged Absolute bullshit but impossible to turn off. Just leave your brain at the door and try to forget the fact that it's somewhat unlikely that blind killer great whites would be able to survive in a tight, cramped, intricate Mayan cave system. Laughed more than I think I was supposed to. 2/5
  5. 7. The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz by Jack Fairweather The quite remarkable story of Polish resistance fighter Witold Pilecki who deliberately got himself sent to Auschwitz in order to build an underground resistance and report from the camp to the world to try and make people aware of what the Nazis were doing. Quite how the name Witold Pilecki isn't a household name is a crime in itself, although the end of the book reveals the reasons why. It's a fascinating story of patriotism, bravery and perseverance - and it would make a fucking incredible TV series!! The book is told more like a historical document at times, and whilst this ensures the author remains true to his sources, I sometimes wished he used a bit of literary embellishment because I often had to re-read passages which were astounding in terms of content, but appeared a bit 'matter of fact' in the delivery. Overall, this is definitely one of the most interesting accounts of the holocaust I have read - it's infinitely better than the Tattooist of Auschwitz which takes far too many liberties IMO. Definitely worth a look - I got this in one of the Kindle monthly deals. 4.5/5
  6. This is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen - it's utterly batshit mental and you couldn't make it up. Only got 1 episode left - so easy to binge watch this.
  7. "You're still thinking about the bad news, aren't you?"
  8. Picked up 2 of those - Chris Kamara's book and Laurence Rees' superb book about Auschwitz (the accompanying BBC TV series is on Netflix I think and is excellent). Quite a contrast between the two, admittedly. Cheers as ever for the heads up.
  9. @Stopharage I loved that Murikami book too. It was a joy to read it.
  10. Never read it but now I have some time in my hands, I'll give it a go. Ta for the heads up! Got my Kindle deals email today again btw.
  11. I love ALL these recommendations, but I don't think I'd choose many of them as my favourites for each Doctor (Androzani aside which is an absolute MUST). God I love the classic series. Hartnell - yeah okay, I'd agree with An Unearthly Child Troughton - I love The Invasion. So many iconic scenes. Also, The War Games is superb (if a bit long) Pertwee - Agree with Inferno, but The Daemons is ace, Carnival of Monsters is awesome, and I've always enjoyed The Sea Devils Tom Baker - bit of a populist answer, but Genesis of the Daleks is incredible and is at the very top of my all top favourites (along with Androzani). Also, I've always enjoyed Pyramids of Mars and The Pirate Planet Peter Davison - I like the history referenced in The Visitation, and Earthshock is a guilty pleasure Colin Baker... erm, yeah - maybe Vengeance on Varos but I really don't think there's much else to recommend McCoy - his first series is really poor IMO but he grew into the role superbly. Remembrance of the Daleks is good, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy creeped me out as a kid, but I'd go with The Curse of Fenric as his best. My favourite era of the show is definitely most of the Pertwee-Baker era. So many great stories.
  12. Steve Bull really is an absolutely brilliant bloke. Yes, I'm biased because he's my all time number 1 hero but that phrase 'you should never meet your heroes' doesn't apply to him. My best mate's stag do consisted of about 20 of us watching Wolves v Bradford in an executive box (easy to come by when we were in League One!) and we were fairly raucous. After the game had finished, we were still in the box, drinking beers, singing songs etc so the lady in charge of our box (god bless her - she was lovely but we were trying her patience by this point!) found Bully who was in the hospitality suite nearby. She asked him if he wouldn't mind popping in just to tell us to be a little bit quieter. Bad mistake. Because he did come in - which obviously delighted us all. But he then told us to sing up, and started some Wolves chants himself. He stayed for about half an hour, had a beer with us, we got loads of photos (including one which you can see him singing his head off) and told us to carry on 'so they can hear you in West Bromwich'. He then left as the lady came back looking furious - she told him off in front of us and he scuttled away giggling to himself.
  13. I know I keep saying this but the lockdown really does give us the opportunity to set sail again. I assume we'd have to stand 6 feet away from each other on the deck?
  14. Re: the Atlas Passes - activate a map - the ones that say secure sight of interest (or whatever the term is). Most of these lead you to an abandoned facility in which you can hack the terminal. If you're successful, you can choose to take nanites, units or learn a blueprint. Choose the latter - the blueprints to Atlas passes are on there. You then have to craft the pass and keep it in your inventory.
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