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Everything posted by DirkCrisis

  1. Dan Akroyd did this in Trading Places (and blacked up). But he wasn't possessed by an entity.
  2. The rampant racism in Trading Places. Arguably it's there to show that the Dukes are uncaring monsters but it's still jarring.
  3. I did warn you! The house they were investigating is on Winchester Street (they briefly show the car park there) and the place where they hide the phone is the Forest Recreation Ground.
  4. I like Black Lagoon. But it's more of an action anime set in the present rather than sci-fi or fantasy.
  5. Possibly. I don't watch nearly as many as I used to. But in the 70s even the voiceover would tell you what was going to happen. I think it was particularly prevalent in Bond films of the era.
  6. I'm amazed anyone bothered going to the cinema in the 70s. In general, it seems that the trailers produced for the big international films didn't really care that they laid out the entire plot of the film. Perhaps it was a reflection of the time. People didn't want surprises because the 70s was such a cruel and bleak decade (soon to be repeated - Bit of politics. Mrs Thatch etc. You won't believe what happens in Moonraker when Jaws gets a girlfriend!
  7. Not keen on playing a team right after a humiliation. We've just had to play Everton following their loss to the Liverpool kids and next up are Villa after their thrashing at the hands of City. I just hope Eddie Howe can hold onto his job for 2 weeks so we can continue to benefit from Bournemouth's decline.
  8. Things that are in my Prime watchlist ICYMI: Midnight Special (never seen it but will remedy that today). The Void (Not great but I love cosmic horror and space pyramids). Dragged Across Concrete (Hoping for something with a little more substance than Brawl in Cellblock 99). Hard Candy (I remember every character in this being unsympathetic for various reasons but it might be worth re-evaluating) The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Actually Satanic}. The Investigation: A Haunting in Sherwood (No good but it was shot 2 or 3 streets away from where I live). Amazon don't seem to push their stuff as much as Netflix but their library has got significantly better over the last 18 months for Prime members.
  9. The Athletic reckons he'd rather stay at Chelsea at this point in the season. There are also some unsubstantiated rumours about Daniel Sturridge I got from a Villa fan at work today. That wouldn't be a bad shout, maybe?
  10. I've only just got around to watching episode 1. I don't really get what it is. There were some intense scenes which were well done such as where they were trying to help Jonathan remember what happened to him. But then Dracula comes in and delivers a line in a manner which would make Austin Powers blush. Also in his oldest form when we're first introduced to him, he looked very much like old Biff from Back to the Future. However, it does make me wonder if Steven Moffat could pull off a remake of the Persuaders.
  11. Derby have a pretty decent track record with extracting performances out of older players (Paul McGrath springs to mind) so with someone like Rooney, I would expect a fairly decent return. The downside is that everyone will want to kick lumps out of him at every opportunity.
  12. I still think Burnley and Dyche have enough about them to get the job done and stay up. Bournemouth are currently having a nightmare and Norwich don't look like they have quite enough about them. And I'm not so sure how sustainable the resurgence at Watford is. Plus Newcastle have a lot of injuries and a tough 3 or 4 fixtures coming up. That said, there are only 10 points between Arsenal and Bournemouth so there's a fair bit of scope for change in the next few weeks.
  13. I'd take True Romance out of the list. He has repeatedly said it is Tony Scott's film not his. Personally I hate the stuff about German pre-war cinema in Inglorious Basterds. It feels so niche and self-congratulatory for the sake of it.
  14. I also like a lot of the obvious Japanese/90s HK films which many on this forum have mentioned over the years, but here are a few others I've enjoyed. I'm not saying they're good but they've entertained me over the years: Tesis - Fairly standard serial killer fare but in Spanish. The arrival of Wang - Aliens make first contact with the Italians. The detail I liked was that they speak mandarin because it is the most widely spoken language on the planet, which makes sense away from the hollywood-centric sci-fi blockbusters. Juan of the Dead - Just stupid but entertaining.
  15. Silence! That chubby X-Wing pilot is Greg Grunberg from Alias and I will not have his character besmirched.
  16. There were reports of Zaha in intense friendly conversation with Potter after the game. Might be nothing but a move between our clubs isn't going to win him many popularity contests. It wouldn't be as destructive to Palace as Chelsea triggering Nathan Ake's buy back clause and further decimating their defence though.
  17. He adds a dimension which we were missing with Locadia & Andone in that he can score goals meaning we don't have to rely on Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy. His positioning is pretty decent as is his finishing although neither are anywhere near world class but they're much better than what we had. But more than that he appears to be fitting in with the philosophy. I've only seen him be visibly annoyed with his own team a handful of times unlike Knockeart or Andone. Whilst Wesley isn't fabulous (or Marvellous, even) Villa do at least have goals coming from elsewhere in a fairly reliable manner. You've just got to finish about Norwich, Watford and Southampton, which, whilst not certain, is likely I think.
  18. Gutted that we didn't get 3 points out of Palace. In terms of a crisp passing game with a plan and creating chances we were superb for the first 70 at least. Can't deny that Zaha's goal was a belter but onwards and upwards to a glorious 15th place finish at the end of the season. Not sure why we didn't stick Murray on for the last 10 given that he's pretty reliable at scoring against Palace.
  19. Things I DEMAND from a remake: Preserve the Buck kick. The most powerful move in all space martial arts. The professor's analysis of 20th century relics. Ardala and Wilma obviously go without saying. Space Rockers (see thrilling remix video below to melt your brain).
  20. Yes but then our crap defensive form let us down. Not our best game but 2-2 felt like a fair result on balance.
  21. He was probably our best player against Arsenal last night. I'd love it if we got him on a permanent and wouldn't feel quite as bad poaching him now Huddersfield are turning it around with decent new management. Having watched Town at Leeds Road on and off during the 80s when I lived there, whilst they aren't my first team I do feel an affinity towards them and always hope they do well.
  22. Serpico and Ghostbusters. But neither of those are forgotten.
  23. Given that we're on the road to playing more attractive attacking football I think it'll be a better game to watch certainly moreso than the final 10 weeks of last season. Of course on paper Wolves should walk it but we have a better system now which may make it a bit more even.
  24. That was a good performance for us against an admittedly poor Arsenal. That said, the first 20 minutes or so of the second half was a bit more sketchy than I would have liked. Roll on Wolves on Sunday. Hopefully they're still susceptible to the curse of the blue and white stripe.
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