slothian

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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    If released today, I think Spacey being in it would be the bugbear.
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    I think you're both doing Nicholas a supreme disservice - his element of surprise clearly threw the Bar off of their game.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    For me, the cinematography does a lot of the heavy lifting, making it easier for Freeman and Pitt (and Spacey) to do their thing.
  4. There's nothing more prestigious than a BAFTA after all. Lovely stuff as ever, gentlemen - the bit where Kellen loses his mind re: Viscera in a wind tunnel is just beautiful!
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    Coming Out

    Righto. Well, congratulations for your revelation (if that's the right word) and I hope the road ahead goes as smoothly as possible in terms of acceptance and normalcy.
  6. And on the seventh day, Ian rested. Use this thread to flag up difficult choices you've had to make and the various pros and cons of ranking films in such an OCD way! What's currently your top film? What's currently your bottom-most film? And what decade have you ranked the most often? Also, why not post your own Flickchart handle on here? It's a given that, in the near future, your list will very much be a work in progress and no-one will seriously think that you regard "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" as the best film of all time. Mine is slothian205.
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Captain America: First Avenger vs Skyfall
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    FTFY, Punk style.
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    Episode 14.03

    I'm inclined to agree. I said my piece on Spencer Breslin in the episode and Mahandra's stupidly blind loyalty to an admitted fraud - we may have underplayed the truly nasty aspect of Jaye (and Aaron)'s attempts to shame Pat. I'm not down on the show yet, mainly due to the excellent cast, but it's not quite hitting the spot that I thought it might, in the way that The Middleman immediately did by way of contrast.
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    Random movie and tv thoughts

    How does your mind go to Legend of Chun Li over Batman Begins there?!?!
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    Help Influence Episode 53!!

    Yes, you can help influence not only the film Pandy & I use as the joint review, but the homework we assign each other to plot the range of their career. As announced in Episode 51, our subject will be Charlize Theron. Pandy & I will take an executive decision on what makes the joint review on Friday 20th April so get your ideas in before then!
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    Help Influence Episode 53!!

    Ha! "If".....
  13. Hello everyone, This July - between Sunday 15th July and Sunday 22nd July - we're marking the 35th anniversary of the NES with a full-blown 8 day week dedicated to all things Nintendo. I am directing traffic, and here's the outline: Sunday 15/07/2018 NES/Famicon Monday 16/07/2018 Gameboy (and its successors) Tuesday 17/07/2018 SNES Wednesday 18/07/2018 Nintendo 64 Thursday 19/07/2018 Gamecube Friday 20/07/2018 Nintendo DS (and its successors) Saturday 21/07/2018 Wii/ Wii U Sunday 22/07/2018 Switch So whilst each day will be console-specific, you can pitch in with your favourite game(s), or even claim bragging rights to a franchise and chart each entry per console (Mario & Zelda being the most obvious franchises to be snapped up!). And if there's something Nintendo-related that doesn't fit under a particular console - be it a movie, a cartoon show or one of the lesser known pieces of hardware - stake your claim and I'll find a space for it! Get your proposals in here and I'll give my blessing if it hasn't already been taken by an Earth-2 staffer!
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    The Doctor Who thread

    Seriously, he doesn't have to do diddly squat if he doesn't want to. You can argue all you want that the role he accepted had a certain expectation behind it, but he's a highly in-demand actor of stage and screen, both big and small. If it's a choice between that and sitting next to Sylvester McCoy as a parade of megafans for a show you did 13 years ago encircle you both, I don't blame the guy for choosing "not that". Similarly, if he can make people pay top dollar for him doing a convention, that's also something I don't begrudge.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    The thinking person's Star Wars movie.....
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Much obliged!
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Chinatown v Singin' in the Rain Chinatown v Goodfellas So help me if you give another non-answer, Johnson.....
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Watched Chinatown for the first time yesterday and I'm still mulling it over. It's impressive but there's a LOT to take in and I'm a bit ho-hum about the ending. Pretty sure that a second viewing will assist with how I view it overall. And the Flickchart thread.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Rock music, horror pastiches and Beef? I, too, love Phantom of the Paradise and have Des to thank for it.
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    That's not an answer, Yank.
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Clue (yes, I've finally watched it) vs The Avengers
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    Cancer-free for twenty years

    Bravo!
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    Comedians

    Random brainwave on my part as I've recently been going through a few Comedy Central roasts over the past 20 years, which is a mix between comedians and ridiculous celebrities roasting one another. I was just wondering a) which comedians people were enjoying at the moment, and b) your go-to comedians? For example, from watching recent BBC satire show The Mash Report, I've become a fan of Rachel Parris (who also happens to be from Leicester) whilst I have a ticket to watch the spoof journalist Jonathan Pie (available on YouTube) perform live in 10 days. As for my favourite, influential comedians of yore, and limiting it to 5 individuals, I'd say Kenny Everitt, Jon Stewart, Rowan Atkinson, Armando Ianucci and Chris Morris. With honourable mentions to the ensembles of the Carry On franchise, Monty Python and Radio 4's I' Sorry I Haven't A Clue. What about you?
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    The Thing (1982) vs The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    *looks around* I've never seen it. *runs away*