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  1. While listening to some of Ennio Morricone's greatest hits today, I've just stumbled across this brilliant Italian group, who do some incredible funky, jazzy giallo-style imaginary film soundtracks, with a real scuzzy sound.
  2. The Man With Two Brains is fantastic, and probably my favourite Steve Martin film. Carl Reiner's direction is brilliantly understated - nothing showy but he really allows the actors' performances to take centre stage so you end up with loads of great lines with perfect delivery. "Sounds like a subdural haematoma to me." "Into the mud, scum queen!" "What is that? "It's pronounced 'azeleas'."
  3. I've not seen Manhunter for a few years, and when I did it was on something like ITV4 with ads and a really crappy picture, but I still thought it looked amazing and it has that solid, hefty seriousness (for want of a better description) that Michael Mann does so well. Yes, it is very 80s, but in the best way possible with stunning framing, use of colour and epic synth on the soundtrack. Like this: And this: And this: Damn it, I'm gonna order the Blu Ray now.
  4. Looks good - what recipe did you use? I had a really nice takeaway one the other night, so fancy trying to make one at home. I also had sag daal for the first time, and that was gorgeous. Edit: just seen your other post with the recipe. I've generally gone right off meat-based curries, although I'm still fond of a good chicken shashlik, particularly if it comes with well-roasted onions and peppers.
  5. Tremors is 1990s. It's also a perfect homage to 1950s style B-movies, with great pacing, wit and chemistry between the leads. It's ace!
  6. That's not the purpose of blood moons, is it? I thought it was simply to resurrect enemies so you don't end up with a huge world with nothing to fight.
  7. But in Back to the Future, Marty plays hard to get with his mum...
  8. I saw it originally in a Moviedrome double bill with Escape from Alcatraz - a perfect combination. It was one of those really memorable film-watching evenings.
  9. A Man Escaped (France, 1956) by Robert Bresson. An utterly mesmerising, intimate and slow-burn WW2 prison escape film where everything is in the detail.
  10. Will definitely give those a try. Thanks. If you're ever around Oxford, LB's in Summertown is well worth a visit, and I've had plenty of great wraps from there. I don't work nearby anymore, so rarely go
  11. It says rehydrated soya. Getting a decent Lebanese-style flatbread seems impossible in standard supermarkets (the closest I've found are those pre-folded oval ones, but they're a far cry from the real thing). Best bet is likely to be some Middle East deli of some kind, if you have one nearby.
  12. I bought a pack of this from Sainsbury's yesterday and just had some for lunch, fried and added to a wrap with finely sliced red cabbage, tomatoes, spring onions, mayo and sriracha chilli sauce. It was staggeringly good, and really hit that doner kebab spot (not that I've had one for years) without any of the guilt. Will definitely get it again.
  13. I loved both books when I was younger, and I've read them both a few times in the last 10-15 years or so. Each time I read them now, though, I realise that pretty much all the funniest stuff is in the first book, and possibly even just the first half or first two-thirds. At it's best, I think it's as good as Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (another series where the humour tails off pretty quickly in subsequent books), there's some brilliant dialogue and passages where we follow the character's internal thoughts, and loads of little scenes that are paced really well so the humour stands out and doesn't get bogged down by paragraphs of unimportant detail. Once you get in to book 2, it all becomes far too much plot- and action-driven - exactly the same problem as the later series - and the humour is virtually non-existent so it's more like sci fi drama.
  14. Yeah, that vid definitely needs a seizure warning.
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