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On 02/05/2022 at 10:26, Hanzo the Razor said:

I watched Four Hours In the Capital the other night. It's both utterly terrifying and quite sad. I still can't believe that happened. Trump should be strung up by his orange bollocks for inciting that total lunacy.

 

Just watched it too, they became a cult, only stepping down when their "glorious leader" told them to, and the hypocrisy of there being a "Blue Lives Matter" flag being waved as the mob are close to killing that cop, fucking hell

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On 02/05/2022 at 07:58, Dr Nookie said:

Watched The Platform last night, which I’ve had in the queue for weeks. 
Really good I thought - great acting, great premise and engrossing from the start. 

 

Set in a futuristic prison where each of the cell mates are on a separate floor and can choose to share the limited food supplies with others or not - that’s all I’m saying. 
 

I’m not really one for films designed to commentate on social or political situations through their plot or ending ‘oh right they did this to show how the oppressive regime of modern society must be challenged by…..’ - no ta - but thought this was very good. 

You could make a hell of a series out of it. 

I really enjoyed The Platform but the social commentary was beyond on the nose. To the point where at one point, the protagonist says there would be plenty to go around if the people at the top weren't so greedy and the guy he's sharing his cell with says "what are you? A communist?"

 

I seem to remember the ending being a bit crap as well.

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21 minutes ago, ScouserInExile said:

I really enjoyed The Platform but the social commentary was beyond on the nose. To the point where at one point, the protagonist says there would be plenty to go around if the people at the top weren't so greedy and the guy he's sharing his cell with says "what are you? A communist?"

 

I seem to remember the ending being a bit crap as well.

The ending was a little disappointing agreed. 

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The Story of Film: A New Generation by Mark Cousins has appeared in my recommendations this week.

 

Fantastic movie documentary. Started it tonight and it's been incredible so far.

 

Some great insights into films I've seen before and some fucking amazing recommendations for so, so many Ive never heard of but now need to see.

 

Lovely stuff. Can't wait to get back to it soon.

 

 

 

 

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On 05/05/2022 at 18:40, SpagMasterSwift said:

20 minutes into The Pentaverate and it if continues at this level then I won’t be watching episode two…

 

Fucking hell that was bad!

 

On 05/05/2022 at 19:45, MemoryLeak said:

I think it gets worse. And I’m weirdly

addicted. Currently half way through episode 4. 

 

I love it. There are so many absolutely appalling gags, but there's something incredibly charming about the silliness and I can't help but enjoy it all.

 

Every Mike Myers character in it cracks me up, Jennifer Saunders is on amazing form too - I was crying at the climax to her 

 

Spoiler

Sister of Dubrovnik 

 

scene 😂

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On 07/05/2022 at 22:49, Mr Do 71 said:

Meltdown: Three Mile Island limited series is very interesting.

 

https://www.netflix.com/title/81198239

Watched the first episode and found it really interesting that everyone criticises the response at Chernobyl but the response at Three Mile Island (from the authorities) appears to be the same (though with the obvious difference of there not being a huge explosion etc)

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1 minute ago, chris on the moon said:

I'm really enjoying Thermae Romae Novae, though I can't really say why.


You’re enjoying it because it’s amazing.

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I quite enjoyed The Pentaverate. It has the same glee at completely stupid gags as Myer's old films before they started throwing infinite money at him. And it was quite joke / idea / imagery dense. Nobody is really doing those kind of incredibly stupid and nerdy Police Squad type jokes (like all of Canada being in 4:3 SD, or messing about with the title sequence) these days.

 

The scene with the obnoxious New Yorkers, and Jennifer Saunders utterly hallucinogenic bit later on were probably where it was at it's best, the latter being like something out of the better Comic Strip films.

 

I found Myers' characters were mostly technically good (in terms of makeup and performance) rather than laugh out loud funny. Ken Scarborough was kind of lost on me as we don't have local reporters of that sort over here really. The conspiracy theorist probably worked the best as, well, he's basically an older fucked up Wayne Campbell.

 

The Rupert Murdoch character was pretty much the only one that worked of the Pentaverate themselves, but hardly a comic creation in the league of Dr. Evil. The Powers-style conference room bickering doesn't work when there's no interplay between most of the characters. And cartoonish real world villains like Murdoch and Alex Jones/Joe Rogan are already ridiculous.

 

The secretary (who weirdly reminded me of Pamela Stephenson?) was great. The gross out / scatological stuff seems weirdly quaint these days.

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That whole scene is one of my favourite scenes of all time I think. The pentaverate, Garth brooks juice diet, crying himself to sleep on his huge pillow. The whole film’s great too. I don’t think I’ve seen it this millennium but I’m pretty sure I could quote it all.

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53 minutes ago, MemoryLeak said:

That whole scene is one of my favourite scenes of all time I think. The pentaverate, Garth brooks juice diet, crying himself to sleep on his huge pillow. The whole film’s great too. I don’t think I’ve seen it this millennium but I’m pretty sure I could quote it all.

Heed doon

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For people who also have Sky, its worth ringing them up and seeing what deal they can offer you on Netflix, if they bundle it in with Sky.

 

I think I pay £3 for UHD Netflix as part of Sky, and have done for years. It was really easy to link the accounts so you dont lose watchlists, play history etc.

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On 10/05/2022 at 00:47, MK-1601 said:

I quite enjoyed The Pentaverate. It has the same glee at completely stupid gags as Myer's old films before they started throwing infinite money at him. And it was quite joke / idea / imagery dense. Nobody is really doing those kind of incredibly stupid and nerdy Police Squad type jokes (like all of Canada being in 4:3 SD, or messing about with the title sequence) these days.

 

The scene with the obnoxious New Yorkers, and Jennifer Saunders utterly hallucinogenic bit later on were probably where it was at it's best, the latter being like something out of the better Comic Strip films.

 

I found Myers' characters were mostly technically good (in terms of makeup and performance) rather than laugh out loud funny. Ken Scarborough was kind of lost on me as we don't have local reporters of that sort over here really. The conspiracy theorist probably worked the best as, well, he's basically an older fucked up Wayne Campbell.

 

The Rupert Murdoch character was pretty much the only one that worked of the Pentaverate themselves, but hardly a comic creation in the league of Dr. Evil. The Powers-style conference room bickering doesn't work when there's no interplay between most of the characters. And cartoonish real world villains like Murdoch and Alex Jones/Joe Rogan are already ridiculous.

 

The secretary (who weirdly reminded me of Pamela Stephenson?) was great. The gross out / scatological stuff seems weirdly quaint these days.

 

Spoiler

Big Dicks Halfway Inn

Killed me! 

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