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    James Gunn fired for old paedo jokes

    I have been contemplating a run through of all the Marvel movies for awhile now and even watched the first 2 Thor movies. But I can't be bothered to carry on. There are simply too many of them and 2 more have been released since I contemplated the idea a couple of months back. Its insane. I think there's a bit of a gap to the next release. But buying the things on blu Ray ain't cheap so I need to get the last few to even contemplate a complete rewatch. Superhero fatigue will definitely be a big thing in a year or two.
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    Watchmen coming to HBO

    You've seen The Leftovers right?
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    Star Wars - the new canon

    Just a quick reminder Thrawn is £1.99 on kindle until the end of August!
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    A movie watchers blog

    Pan Who the heck greenlit this? Let alone the massive budget. Nobody was crying out for a new take on the Peter Pan story. Let's not forget that we had a competent if slightly odd movie version with Jason Issacs only a decade ago. The film starts very badly with a weird and unwanted updating to world war 2. Then we get spitfires firing at pirate ships for no reason except it's supposed to look cool. Except it just looks stupid. Things improve over once we get to Neverland. A great sequence introduces us to Blackbeard via Nirvana. Unfortunately one of the films biggest problems arrives shortly after. I have no idea who Garrett Hedlund is but he can't act to save his life. He is given a pivotal role as Hook and utterly fails to convey who Hook is and seems to be channeling Indiana Jones. Badly. The other problem the film has begins to surface around the half way mark. It has one of the worst movie scores of any blockbuster I have ever encountered. It totally ruins the end of the movie with it's awfulness. It's by John Powell (no I've never heard of him either but he got an Oscar nomination for HTTYD). He also did the Bourne movies which are excellent. As the movie limped to a finish it came as no surprise to me that it was a massive flop. Jackson and Mara are brilliant and at times it looks fantastic. But the film fails on so many levels. It's no Hanna that's for sure. 1.5/5
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    Sci Fi recommendations

    First 3 Dune books are on kindle for £3.99 total!
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    Kindle shop Recommendations

    Anyone else notice the Joe Abercrombie bundle - SIX books from the First Law universe for £3.99!!!
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    The Leftovers. (HBO show)

    I put on the first episode of Season 3 on the other night - I hadn't seen Season 2 since it aired on Sky. So, I thought I would go on wiki and get a quick update of what happened at the end of Season 2 as a fair bit of the start of Season 3 was confusing to me. Well, all I can say is that either I have jumped into an alternative universe or I simply watched a different version of Season 2 from what is explained on Wiki. None of what I remember happening is even mentioned and a lot of stuff that I don't recall at all is listed as happening! Its almost as odd as the show itself.
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    Okami HD

    So, 4th time of owning this game (PS2, Wii, PS4 and now Switch) First thing to say is it looks miles better on switch than it did on PS4. The ability to play on the go also means I am putting a lot more time in than before. Maybe this time I will actually finish the thing!
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    Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again!

    You and I mix in very different circles
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    Great scenes in disappointing movies

    I watched this the other night - I think its fantastic and easily the most under rated of the ST films
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    Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again!

    I really enjoyed this in a non ironic manner. Never seen the original film but we took Mrs sandmans aunt to see the stage musical a week or two back so we thought we would try the film sequel. Its weird that straight men aren't really supposed to enjoy Abba. They are some of the best songwriters of all time!
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    Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

    Anyone who thinks Casino Royale beats this in the action stakes needs their head examined 4/5s of the movie is people sitting around talking
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    Your unearthed gems

    Enjoyed Train to Busan but it runs out of steam a bit towards the end. Arlington Road is excellent May I respectfully add The Phantom. Billy Zane in a rare decent performance in a old fashioned adventure yarn. Excellent action, bonkers plot and a memorable turn from Catherine Zeta Jones as a tough femme fatale.
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    Skyscraper - The Rock's Towering Inferno

    I liked it! Well, apart from the incredibly cheesy ending that is. Good cast, nice to see Neve still getting work. Good sense of excitement. its nothing special, but I've seen far worse this year.
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    Amiibo by Nintendo

    If you look, CEX do have boxed ones - normally about 1 in 5 is boxed
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