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    What’s the worst film you have ever seen?

    Is Zack Snyder writing for Empire now? Anyway, I find that hard to believe. Having watched the first half hour the dialogue between Fiennes and Thurman is so horrible I couldn’t go on. They didn’t butcher it enough.
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    What’s the worst film you have ever seen?

    Isn’t the Wicker Man’s rubbish more about tone than anything else? MBFGW2 laughs in its face, rubbish-wise.
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    What’s the worst film you have ever seen?

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. Closest thing to those weird, misanthropic nightmare-like big screen versions of British sitcoms they did in the 70’s I’ve seen since the 70’s.
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    Doom Patrol

    Danny sleeps... Danny dreams... Cool. Thanks for the heads up on other good Doom Patrol runs. I’ll investigate.
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    Doom Patrol

    Saw this last night. Robotman is growing on me, although I thought Fraser's take on Steele was a little too broad. And the 'generous' t'n'a throughout felt a little at odds with Morrison's more progressive take. Which the show is clearly leveraging with it's Mr.Nobody and farting donkeys. The comic is beloved cos of Morrison's run, isn't it? That's why I'm watching it. So I'm a little unsure about Rita Farr, who seems to be a goodie or baddie depending on what the script needs to happen at any given point. Liked the revisionism on Larry Trainor's backstory. Anyway, I'll keep watching to see how they butcher Brotherhood of Dada.
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    Das Boot TV sequel coming to Sky

    Didn’t know Wolfgang Petersen wrote the original as well as directing. He did some pretty good work when he went to Hollywood - In The Line of Fire is underrated I think and The Perfect Storm shows he had more in the tank on the ‘men at sea’ theme. Also, The Never Ending Story! Edit - sorry, think the above makes me sound like a Happy Shopper @Goose.
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    New Order

    Jesus - that means it’s 30 years since my first gig. I saw them at Birmingham G-Mex at end of 1988 (I think). Blew my 14-year old mind. Technique is my favourite album of all time. Interesting reading about all the bios. I enjoyed Marr’s a lot more than Summer’s - the bits where Marr describes going round record shops with Morrissey when they were touring made me feel a bit sorry for Morrissey - he doesn’t particularly seem like someone who’s had many friends. Then I remembered Morrisey’s recent Tommy Robinson remarks and thought fuck him. Sumner’s autobiography was ghost written btw. Bernard went to the writer’s wedding a couple of years ago according to a friend of the latter! I havent met Johnny, but I interviewed Hooky a few years ago when the Light was just starting. I thought he was nice to someone who was a fanboy - he was pretty patient with me when I basically said how I’d like to just bang his and Bernard’s heads together. And he confirmed he’d written the reply to a fan letter I wrote when I was 13 - said that whenever New Order got on a flight Tony Wilson’s assistant would hand him a bag of fan mail which he’d reply to. He came across as a massive fan of the band really, which made me love him more. He was a bit grizzly about streaming at the time and it was interesting hearing him talk about how the rest of The Light wanted to do original material but he didn’t want to cos it would just get illegally downloaded. He also spoke about a project to soundtrack a load of VHS cc tv camera footages of The Hacienda, he’d liberated before it closed down, which sounded cool.
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    Future Man

    Okay what are people (in the UK in particular) watching this on out of interest? Only thing I’ve found is a region free DVD box set of the first series...
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    Bad movies you can't help but to love

    First film I saw in cinema without parents was Back to the Future which set a high bar but me and my bezzie (when I was 12) followed it up wi some right rubbish. The Golden Child I like but Beverley Hills Cop 2 is pants, Coming to America went over my head (loved Trading Places though, recorded from ITV wi swearing (but not Jamie Lee Curtis’s nude scene) cut out) and we also saw the likes of Secret of My Success, Short Circuit, Mannequin and - on a particularly weak programme at Centre Point Milton Keynes, Hail Hail Rock and Roll. I don’t know what we would have done if Michael J Fox and Eddie Murphy had made a film together.
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    Turn your Wii into a fantastic emulation machine

    @dumpster Just to say thanks for the job you’ve done on the op. I’m pretty terrible at this kind of thing and time scarce so breaking it down into parsable sections is brilliant.
  11. Next: the combination of short run, high price and just out of reach delays are making me wonder if I’ll even dare to use the damn thing when it arrives. Except something to have a blast on Halls of the Things on would be great. A stripped down HDMI specify wi full keyboard would be smart.
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    Bad movies you can't help but to love

    Richard E Grant piles into it in With Nails but I seem to remember most his problems were with Willis.
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    Bad movies you can't help but to love

    I need to give that another go. Huge Gondry fan, fond of Rogen but I just remember getting bored with all the setup and my antipathy for the character of the Green Hornet won out. Oh, I’ve got another one. Jennifer’s Body. It’s an episode of Buffy basically but the leads are watchable and there’s some good jokes (“Why do you always have to undermine me?”) but I do like Diablo Cody lies. And Your Highness. Portman is rubbish in it but I’m a sucker for slick, decent budget genre-ey comedy.
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    Bad movies you can't help but to love

    Yeah Hudson Hawk is a riot and the Swinging on a Star heist is utterly charming. For me, Mordecai (although I watched it before the recent Depp revelations). I also liked what I saw of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (mostly because of Matt Smith). I’ve also got a very high Will Ferrell tolerance and enjoyed Land of the Lost. I’d probably enjoy the Sherlock Holmes one.
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    Ghostbusters - Jason Reitman to direct sequel to Ghostbusters 2

    OT but I read the novelisation of Day of the Doctor recently and at one point the doctors find a poster for Dalek Invasion of Earth and talk about how they worked with Peter Cushing on the movies, which I thought was cute.
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