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  1. barkbat

    What’s the worst film you have ever seen?

    Just for the record - I've tried to watch the film twice, so my expectations definitely weren't dashed the second time. And I'm generally quite happy to have my expectations dashed if they are replaced with something good. But the film is (IN MY OPINION) just a mess of weird skits full of thoroughly dislikeable people with very little to say for themselves. There's this cold hatred that just permeates the thing, which is fine, but it has nothing to say, or at least nothing I could discern. It felt like I was watching a precocious teenagers musings on his narcissist parents. And how he wants to bang chicks. Also by the way I NORMALLY LOVE KUBRICK HARD.
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    What’s the worst film you have ever seen?

    Eyes Wide Shut is so weird and boring and depressing that I've never managed to watch it all the way to the end. If 'worst' involves expectation over reality, then it has to be this. Stanley Kubrick making a film about sex and sex cults starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, oh my God yes.... actually no, no thank you.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    I think there is an obviously huge element of 'emotional fatigue' after the PSG game, but this still made for a very worrying performance to my eyes. It took about 40 minutes for there to be a coherent run of passes from one end of the pitch to the other, and this was mostly because the midfield was awful today. Poga played very badly (for him) Matic was unrecognisable from his pre-injury days, and Fred, while perfectly good at chasing the ball, makes utterly baffling decisions when he has possession. Young and Shaw bombing down the wings was pretty much the only solid way of getting Arsenal on the back foot, which left us very vulnerable to the counter, and also really predictable and easy to contain. Basically that midfield doesn't work. I want McTominay back.
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    Here's to Louis Theroux!

    Pretty clear to me that Saif is the complete American psycho.
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    After Life - Ricky Gervais

    Gervais' chimp joke is specifically referenced around 6:30 but you should really watch it all.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Of course he’s got the job. It literally can’t have gone any better. Even his one loss just made the win on aggregate even sweeter. Why aren’t they announcing it? Only reason I can see is they’re scared of jinxing it.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Gary appears to have surged past happiness and pushed into full on horny.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Rashford is so immense. After playing 90mins on that ankle against Liverpool I thought he'd be done for the season but look at him soar. Love the fact we have two youth players being part of tonight as well as loads of former players in the stands. The Premiership is so mercenary these days. It's so rare to have players loyal to a club for life and really hunger for the top trophies. It's nights like tonight that will produce the next legends.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Smalling and Young were brilliant. So was Shaw. Defensively they are remarkably solid right now and it's a fantastic foundation. But in possession we were poor. We never looked in control. The amount of wayward passes, and outright kamikazee passes was mad - as well as making countless chances PSG were also given a hand full of chances to kill the game. But they didn't take them. OH WELL! Yes they did. They created loads. Hit the post. Shit tonne of crosses into the box. Corners. Neat through balls. BUT WHO CARES NO TIME FOR LOSERS.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    I mean, if Ole did this with a full first team I'd still need to sit down and pinch myself a bit and maybe have a shot of whiskey to stop my heart bursting out of my chest. But to do it with Fred in midfield with two boys who look young enough to be turned away from certain roller-coasters is just full on 'I ate a bag of mushrooms and now I can choose which dimension I live in' bat shit amazing. Fuck you Charles. Ole to be the new heir to the throne.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    What a fucking amazing baffling insane game that was. Played poorly, mistakes everywhere, utterly dominated by PSG's passing play, genuinely felt like we could concede four of five goals, and then... and then we win the game 3-1 thanks to some outrageous good fortune and a terrible decision by the referee. Which begs the question... has Ole sold his soul to the devil? Is he some kind of Christ figure who will go on to solve Brexit and hand over the pee-pee tape to Mueller to sink Trump? Is this some kind of Man U fan fever dream and I'm actually in a coma? It doesn't make any sense. But I like it. I really really like it.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Where might one watch this online?
  13. barkbat

    Fleabag - BBC3 Comedy

    Brilliant. Just brilliant.
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    The Occupation - out now.

    The reviews of this are so frustrating. Great voice acting, intriguing story, novel mechanics, brilliant real-time conceit, lots of replay value..... and terrible, game crippling bugs, exasperated by a measly save system. A potential cult classic is released before it's finished, review scores plummet, sales evaporate, and a beautiful sub-genre gets snuffed out before it even begins. Balls.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    The problem with this is that the Fulham squad that got promoted were actually on a ridiculous winning streak and playing some really lovely football. £100m was then spaffed on far too many new players, creating a Frankenstein's monster of a squad were you could spend years trying to find the right starting eleven. Definitely a case where complexity is easy, simplicity is hard, and throwing money at things does not necessarily work in your favour. I'm not saying that original championship squad would have done brilliantly, but it's difficult to imagine them doing worse.
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