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Wiseguy

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  1. Trying to decide between this and The Night House tonight, anyone seen both?
  2. I think this is the best TV programme since The Sopranos. It's the first time since The Sopranos that, over the course of an hour, I can go from being scared, sad, amused, relieved and depressed. I've also been thinking about it constantly since I've been watching it and I can't put my finger on why. I don't think 'this is great acting/writing/directing/soundtrack' whilst I'm watching it. I just watch it.
  3. I think I'd enjoy spin offs focusing on the welsh gang and the dutch (?) gang, with Evans directing every episode. Though he did direct the action sequences in most episodes - it's a shame they basically stopped after the 5th episode, except for the
  4. I’ve watched every episode now and I think 5 is the best. Unfortunately it goes downhill from there. The characters in episode 5 are quite interesting and seem to have a good backstory, but the rest of the show doesn’t delve any deeper. It’s a shame, I think the season could’ve ended at Episode 5. Also, as was mentioned above, the main cast and plot is the least interesting.
  5. There are Raid quality action scenes in every episode, and they’re very varied. There’s an episode that takes place in the Welsh countryside that is absolutely insane. I recommend sticking with it.
  6. I noticed after episodes where Gareth Evans doesn't direct, the credits explain: 'Action sequences directed by Gareth Evans'
  7. I noticed in Kermode’s review, his criticism was as personal as he ever gets (unless it’s a Michael Bay review), he said Hooper is ‘too average a director to have pulled it off.’ I’m sure that comment was meant to hurt for a reason!
  8. I’ve eaten Beyond Burger this week and I’ve had it at home and in restaurants multiple times, it’s really good but it’s not the Impossible Burger. I’ve eaten Impossible Burger at Crossroads kitchen (probably one of the best vegan restaurants in the world) but also at the Fat Burger chain, with just the burger, bun and ketchup. Impossible Burger is definitely better! I hope they get on with exporting it but I imagine having to supply Burger King US-wide will keep them busy for a while.
  9. They’ve no plans to launch in the EU currently. I agree it’s much better than the Beyond Burger. Even in the US they’re not yet available at retail, only in restaurants, so a long way from Beyond Burger’s level of distribution.
  10. It was Incredibles 2! Did anyone make it?
  11. In case anyone is planning to sign up for an unlimited card, you can save a decent amount on the annual cost by buying a 12 month code on eBay. I've used them for my last two.
  12. I saw it today. The rocket toy scenario is not as stupid as the trailer suggests. The film was very good and the trailer doesn’t do it justice.
  13. The director's last film was Suburra, which is available on Netflix, worth a watch.
  14. John Lasseter has effectively resigned from Disney https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/john-lasseters-pattern-alleged-misconduct-detailed-by-disney-pixar-insiders-1059594 EDIT: re-reading the articles it may genuinely be a temporary leave of absence
  15. Very interesting thread, it's difficult to get an in depth look at film and tv behind the scenes. I'd recommend the book Film Art by Bordwell and Thompson to anyone who's interested. Based on what you're saying @kerraig UK is Thelma Schoonmaker as responsible for Scorsese's films as he is himself?
  16. Sorry to put a dampener on the hugely positive post above, but it was only on for one day, August 29th (judgement day) in the UK. So the window is closed. Also, in the US it ran for longer and, more bad news, it was a flop compared to other 3D re-releases.
  17. This is fairly common in the US. American friends take the piss out of my polite ending of phone conversations.
  18. A cut copy single is the free single of the week on itunes at the moment.
  19. I agree too on the script, I can't believe they went through so many and picked this. I think it's a testament to the cast and Spielberg that even a ropey script and George Lucas couldn't ruin the film.
  20. Heres a new link to the bootleg: http://youtube.com/watch?v=qj1ItIcSIHw
  21. Wiseguy

    Chicken

    Chicken prices are going up, from what I understand, because people weren't buying enough dark meat (white is far more popular) so Thai agricultural companies (possibly other countries' too) decided to stop killing so many birds, leading to a shortage in supply. Furthermore the Thais have increased the price of their chicken. Apparently prices will only continue to increase, according to my dad (who works for one of the Thai companies).
  22. I have seen it. It's by no means bad, it incorporates a few of the visual techniques that you'd be familiar with if you've seen Chungking. I think it's worth watching if you're a fan, not as good as his previous work though.
  23. The guy behind me burst into laughter after about 30 seconds of the film, so my immediate thought was that nothing in the film would be funny enough to counteract this annoyance. I was wrong, but not in the way I wanted to be; it was so unfunny that even the guy behind hardly laughed. The funniest part of the film, I think, is Ferrell singing 'get that funk out of my face' in the trailer, aside from a few giggles, even if you're a big Ferrell fan, I'd wait to borrow someone's DVD. The film seems completely disjointed too, there's a bizarre sub-plot with Woody Harrelson and the woman from ER, both of whom appear to be normal, rational characters, juxtaposed with completely irrational, comic figures like Ferrell and ER woman's husband. I assume this was intentional but, in my opinion, doesn't work in any respect. I thought this was far worse than Blades of Glory and obviously didn't come close to Anchorman or Talledega.
  24. It's pretty good considering it's only a collection of B-Sides. I'm surprised by how much publicity its had to be honest.
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