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    Xbox One, Real Ale, Wolverhampton Wanderers, guitars, bad quality jokes

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  1. Boothjan

    Doctor Who

    Really enjoyed last nights' episode TBH - not sure what the problem is? Seems to be introducing the new characters nicely, whilst letting JW settle into her new role. Thought last night ticked plenty of boxes and the new Tardis interior looks good.
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    Best WWII Movie

    Agree with this. The Pacific is very good and absolutely worth watching, but it's not in the same league as Band of Brothers. BoB is so good because of the characters, and how close they grow due to it focussing on one individual unit as opposed to The Pacific which has to move between 3 different main characters from different units and even different battles (Basilone, Leckie and Sledge). Great shout - really good films.
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    Best WWII Movie

    I know it's sacrilegious to say so, but I don't like Bridge Over the River Kwai - I've read too many memoirs of former POWs who suffered whilst building that railway so I really struggle to get over the fact it's so overly sanitised, despite the pretty awesome performances featured in the film. I'd probably have loved it if I saw it before I found an interest in that part of the war and researched it. I don't think I've seen a really good representation of the Thai-Burma railway atrocities - maybe The Railwayman with Colin Firth? Anyone know any others worth watching?
  4. Boothjan

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Fantastic. I love this man.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    I saw him interviewed a few weeks back and he said he was a Villa fan - his dad was a steward and he used to go to games as a kid. So no idea about the tweet above!
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    Best WWII Movie

    This. It gets better with every viewing too.
  7. Boothjan

    Doctor Who

    Tyke = Huddersfield I assume?
  8. Boothjan

    Football Thread 2018/19

    I think Dean Smith is the best appointment Villa could have made (realistically). Brentford have been one of the best footballing sides to watch, and it seems like players don't fare as well after they leave - look at the Fake Jota at Blues for example. My only concern for Smith is that you can't polish a turd - I'm not sure if that Villa squad are capable of playing the way he likes with the goalkeeping issues and defence that seems to be all over the place! However, if he plays Grealish in the correct position and can get the best out of players like John McGinn etc etc then I think Villa will start to climb the table and it should appease the fans who despaired at the style of football Bruce played. Good luck to him.
  9. Boothjan

    The Great British Bake Off

    Last night was the first time I've watched this show and not felt hungry. Even Paul Hollywood didn't appear convinced by the theme.
  10. Boothjan

    Perfect Films

    Jaws (obviously) And a shout out to The Grand Budapest Hotel. I bloody love that film.
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    Sea of Thieves - Forsaken Shores free major DLC 27.09.18

    Sexy!!! I wish you'd log in at some point soon dude - I keep getting crewed up with morons!! And the Devil's Roar is no place for morons. Literally - you sink pretty bloody quickly once those volcanoes start up.
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    Favourite acting performance of all time

    Yep - Robert Shaw as Quint HAS to be my number one. The best scene in the whole film was written by Shaw himself - and expertly performed. He steals literally EVERY scene he's in, and when you consider Dreyfuss and Scheider also gave brilliant performances, that's no mean feat.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Cardiff are appealing Joe Ralls' red card from Saturday. Yes, really
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    What are you reading at the moment?

    Erm... wow! Before I start, I know this series is tongue-in-cheek trashy escapism - but frankly, that doesn't excuse the utter mess than is Primal Waters. I enjoyed the first two, they were pitched about right in terms of silliness contrasted with the action, but right from the word go, this is just bizarre and not enjoyable. The biggest mistake the author makes (in my opinion) is with the characters. Because without exception, every single person in this novel is unlikeable. I find the whole 'it's 20 years later and EVERYONE is worse off than they were in book 2' thing a bit annoying, but that's exactly what happens here. New characters are introduced - and none have any redeeming qualities whatsoever. There isn't even a comedy Bond villain type role as there was in book 2. Lesser characters appear and they're poorly written and - again - wholly detestable. And you have a pretty good idea who is going to get eaten as soon as they appear. This might not be so bad if the plot makes up for it. But it doesn't - it falls completely flat and the scenarios the main characters find themselves in are completely unrealistic. And in the case of our main hero, Jonas Taylor - just plain stupid. There are a few more novels in this series but I'm now pondering whether to go back to them. Primal Waters might just be one Meg novel too many - and that's being kind because to be perfectly honest it's a steaming pile of shite, littered with awful people doing annoying things in bizarre situations. I think it's time I returned to the Star Wars novels I've got left on my Kindle. Avoid.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Matt Doherty wins the PFA player of the month for September. Absolutely delighted for him - he was getting pelters after the first two games of the season. He had a nightmare at Leicester (missed a sitter, scored a comical own goal and went off injured after Vardy scythed him down) but his form since has been unreal. Surely Martin O'Neill will finally give him a chance for Ireland? And talking of international call ups, I have no idea why Southgate has overlooked Conor Coady and Ryan Bennett in favour of Lewis fucking Dunk FFS!!

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