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  1. Mega rise grave rise! Shane Carruth's been sharing scripts, trailers and other things for unmade projects since lockdown. If you like Primer and/or Upstream Color (and if you don't - really?!?) you might find them interesting... A Topiary - this was a mad sounding thing about weird tech discovered by a group of children. The script leaked years ago - it was this 300 page beast and I only read the first few pages but it was sweet as. He released a trailer largely from other (Spielberg) movies. More info here. The Modern Ocean - this sounded like it was more straight ahead epic naval thing. I would have loved a modern Carruthey Far Side of the World. Not that this was that, necessarily. I haven't read it yet. Cast was incredible. Would have loved to have seen Daniel Radcliffe in this. Carruth's released the script and a soundtrack - link. Try not to think about how heartbreaking it is that neither of the above will probably actually happen.
  2. Monos Distinctively odd, deliberately awkward and unlikeable war film about a group of young adults completely unsuited to the task. That makes it sound more like Police Academy than it is. 4/5
  3. Eat the Rich I found Comic Strip really offputting when they came out. Preferred The Young Ones, which was a bit more playful and had slapstick but I was always fascinated by Eat the Rich cos it just seemed so out there as an idea. Here's the trailer... It's about a waiter who tries to start a revolution, although in execution it's less focussed than that. It's satire so characterisation and plot takes a backseat to aiming at lots of sound targets like DSS officers and police. It's actually pretty good. Probably quite Brechtian. And it's got a trans lead whose transness I don't remember being mentioned once, which would be cool in 2020 let alone 1923 or whenever this was made. Rik Mayall is in one scene and has one line I found very funny - completely down to his timing rather than on the page. But it's not really a comedy although there's a very good exchange about the virtues of a car, which is very much in the mode of Alexie Sayle's scene in The Supergrass. I also wasn't expecting Lemmy to be absolutely adorable. 3/5
  4. Going through the Touched catalogue - picking up the coverts, which the chat earlier in this thread got me interested in. Does anyone have any other recommendations for Touched artists or releases? I like BoC, Kiasmos, Lorenzo Montana...
  5. I've had @Watusi's PSTV for the last year or two and finally got a little time (tonight!) to hack it. This is prompted by the discovery my old Sony 32" HDTV won't run PS1 games on disc via PS2. I need to play R-Type Delta. I've got 3.67. Can anyone confirm if I can use HENKaku? Or do I need to use the more complicated sounding h-encore? Thanks all, as always.
  6. Watched Bacurau on Mubi cos heard it was quite John Carpenter. It was good. I lost interest a little when the reason behind all the weirdness was revealed - I found the place Dornelles and Filho created proper interesting off the bat and the characters that come in in the second half of the film are less interesting. But it's got that Carpenter roughness, leanness and pulp. 4/5. Currently chewing (sic) through Eat the Rich and Heart of Glass. Will report back.
  7. I picked up his live at Carnegie hall CD on a whim from Warp Sheffield years ago (man I miss that shop). Its absolutely stunning - amazing songs all together in brilliant arrangements. The inbetween natter from Bill is great too.
  8. @Camel @gone fishin' Many thanks for that - I'm now up and running! I don't want to turn this into a tech support thread (although the responses mean it's a useful resource tbh) but I'm getting a regular clicking sound - like a key press from an old school zx spectrum - while I navigate the menus - audio link below. https://www.dropbox.com/s/vd0ijyyv7scbpij/Voice 028.m4a?dl=0 Playing Hollow Earth Theory and its interrupting the music so I think it's an audio problem. As before, any thoughts welcome. This one does make me think I'm gonna be sending it back.
  9. Very excited about the arrival of my new second baby daughter last Wednesday... and the Next the day after! I'm already stuck though (wi the Next. The baby is pretty chill so far). I plugged the machine in last week but ran away/switched it off when the video test screen came up and I think that was a mistake cos I fired it up this evening and there's no picture! Is there a way to hard reset the video settings or the whole machine? I'm assuming the video setting is the problem - the hdmi works fine with my PC still and I'm getting a power light on the Next... Any thoughts appreciated!
  10. Got this on a renter from Amazon. Only watched first half hour but loving it so far. Does it keep up the standard over the whole film?
  11. So I bought a NeoGeo CD off @jei - it has been a revelation. You know when you were little in the 80's and going in arcades and the games were amazing and you'd wistfully talk about how one day, in the far, far future you'd probably be able to buy a machine to play arcade perfect games on? Well, it only took me 30 years... Look at it! LOOK AT IIIITTTT! Absolutely lovely. The thing is; it feels more like playing an arcade machine than anything else I've ever played on. Maybe it's the controller, but it's an amazing experience. Looks great on my crappy 32" trinitron too.
  12. From Mazzy Star and other bands. Alexis Pedredis has written a good piece on him - link.
  13. That's really useful, all. I'll pick up tickets when I get paid. Link here for those interested - did I mention it's in 35mm (also, dubbed) - link
  14. They're showing 35 mil of Howl's Moving Castle next month at the Abbeydale Picture House in Sheffield, which is just as charming a venue as it sounds but 50% colder (there's no heating). My question is - would a very mature for her age 2.75 year old be okay watching it? And are there any Ghibli anyone would recommend for a 2.75 year old (who's very mature for her age)? That's two questions isn't it? But I really want to give my daughter more media options than Disney and Peppa Pig... Although I actually quite like Peppa Pig. John Sparkes ftw.
  15. Interesting thread. Tech could also be driving the move toward solo from a consumer pov. If everyone's watching on tiny wee phone screens presumably one person works better than lots of people who become like dots?
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