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  1. Random Task

    What's happened?

    I've noticed a small thing since the new theme was put in, not sure if others are seeing it too or if i need to change a setting? When i'm looking at the overall board it tells me if there are new updates or not by going bold as usual. However when i go into the individual forums to read the updates it doesn't always show up bold even if i can see there is an update by the timings. It seems to be that if i have contributed to the thread (ie. if it has a star besides it) then it DOESN'T go bold, but if it is new or i haven't contributed to a thread (ie. if it has a circle besides it) then it DOES go bold. Any way to make it go bold regardless? As i say, it's a small thing but i did always find that useful before. Otherwise, great job though!
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    Recommend a film

    Hah, i thought i was recommending a little known indie film and every bugger has already watched it. Deacon: I think we drink virgin blood because it sounds cool. Vladislav: I think of it like this. If you are going to eat a sandwich, you would just enjoy it more if you knew no one had fucked it... I'll have to keep an eye out for Hunt for the Wilderpeople. I have got "Boy" recorded which is by the same guy but i've not watched it yet. The Martian - I think this would have been excellent if it wasn't so long. As it was though i still liked it, it reminded me of Cast Away with Tom Hanks. Anyway, a crew on Mars have to make a quick exit and accidentally leave an astronaut behind, he has to survive until he can be rescued. It does drag on a little but there is a good story there with some unexpected humour as well. 7/10
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    Recommend a film

    I watched Shaolin Soccer but it must have been about 15 years ago. If i remember correctly a guy and his team uses (highly exaggerrated) kung fu skills to win at football, eg spinning kung fu kicks but to a football. Something like that anyway. It was strange and i don't remember much about it but i don't think i hated it. The guy that made it released another film a few years later called Kung Fu Hustle which was similar i think. What We Do In The Shadows - Mockumentary about 4 vampires living together in New Zealand. A camera crew follows the vampires about as they live their daily lives (after they wear crucifixes and get a promise they won't be eaten of course) and shows the drawbacks and advantages of being undead. A lot of fun this, enjoyed it a lot. 8/10
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    Recommend a film

    Horns - Harry Potter's girlfriend is murdered and he's the prime suspect. After a drunken outburst against "God" he grows horns and strange powers which he uses to exact vengeance and try and find the truth. Not really anything new, but it was alright. 6/10
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    Recommend a film

    Rust and Bone - French film in which a woman loses both her legs in a work accident and starts an unlikely friendship with a bouncer that once saved her from a bar fight. Very good. 8/10
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    Recommend a film

    Filth - Based on an Irvine Welsh book, it's all a bit weird. Fucked up and nasty cop James McAvoy wants a promotion and sets about fucking up his colleagues to climb the ladder and win it. 5/10 The Spectacular Now - Extrovert on the rebound meets introvert and they start a romance. Some teenage angst happens along the way. 5/10
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    Recommend a film

    Episodes 1-3 get a lot of underserved stick in my opinion... don't get me wrong, there is plenty of deserved stick but they are no way as bad as people like to make out. Take Phantom Menace for example, everyone loves to stick the boot in this one but it actually has some amazing scenes. The Duel of the Fates for example (the fight at the end) is perhaps the best lightsaber fight in the ENTIRE series of films, the pod race is very exciting as well. And the actual story behind the trilogy, of Palpatine manipulating his way to power and destroying his enemies is a really good one. As i say, there is plenty of crap as well (the whole falling in love part in Attack of Clones makes my toes curl) but for each terrible part there is an equally good part as well (eg. having about 50 jedi's battling in the arena in Attack). I would definitely say i enjoyed them despite their problems
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    Recommend a film

    I'm impressed you fell asleep... that was one bloody loud film! You must be a heavy sleeper I've always loved Jurassic Park, seen all the films multiple times (even the horrendous third one - talking to the velociraptors by making random noises through a skull lol!) and read the books multiple times as well. I just really enjoy the franchise. Basically anything Star Wars, Jurassic Park or Terminator related and i'm going to love it no matter what
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    Recommend a film

    Solo: A Star Wars Story - i enjoyed this. Not a lightsaber in sight but somehow still very "star-wars-ey". Tells the story of how a young Han Solo turns into the smuggler from the main film. The guy who plays Han did a really good job. 8/10 Deadpool 2 - More of the same from the first movie, not really anything new though. Still lots of a laughs, nods to the camera and piss-taking of established superhero movie cliches. 6/10 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - The dino's island sanctuary is about to be destroyed by a volcano so off they go to "rescue" them, cue dumbass bad guy who tries to betray them. All the usual stuff from a JP movie, lots of dino's running riot etc... i enjoyed this as well. 8/10 Lady Bird - Gave this a go after all the oscar buzz but, and unusally for me, i couldn't finish it. Managed about 30 minutes worth but it was just basically watching a bratty kid and that was it. Maybe i gave up before it got good, but i couldn't stomach it any longer. 0/10
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    What Have You Been Watching?

    Be careful, i watched the first few because i found Vinnie funny, then i somehow got into it and now i'm pissed off because the network cancelled it and i want to know what was going to happen next
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    Recommend a film

    Avengers: Infinity War - A classic Superhero ensemble film, really enjoyed it. 9/10 The Disaster Artist - A telling of how Art's favourite bad film, The Room, got made. I'd love to know just how much of that was true and how much was exaggerated/made up. Enjoyed that too. 8/10.
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    Recommend a film

    Isle Of Dogs - Wes Andersons new movie, another stop motion animation like his Fantastic Mr Fox. An ancient organization of cat lovers/dog haters has risen to power, secretly created a doggy disease and persuaded the population to send all dogs to trash island to prevent spread. A young boy flies there to find his dog and is helped by several strays while at the same time the mainland people are trying to stop him and a rebellion is trying to save the dogs... basically it's batshit crazy I liked it though, as I have done all of Wes Andersons stuff. It's probably not his best but not his worst either. 7/10 Ready Player One - I loved this. It's a standard plotline - young rebels pitted against a powerful organization - but the action is great and it is a proper nostalgia-fest, full of nods to mainly 80's and 90's pop culture. In the future the population spend most of there time in this virtual reality simulation called The Oasis. The creater/owner has died and left 3 hidden puzzles for 3 keys, whoever can get them all will win all his shares and own The Oasis. Really good fun and a geekfest in spotting all the old TV/movie/music references 9/10.
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    Recommend a film

    Mr Holmes - Sherlock is now in his 90's and his memory is going. After a trip to Japan stirs a memory in him, he decides to try and recall his last case from 30 years ago - the reason why he retired. I really like the Sherlock stories and this was a good homage to them I thought. It is really slow though and not much happens in the end. 6/10
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    What Have You Been Watching?

    I recently started watching Deception, it's about a Magician that starts helping the FBI solve weird cases where stuff like misdirection might have been used. It's ok if you don't take it too seriously... I only mention it on here because in an absolutely top of the line case of "so bad it's good" casting, there is a recurring role of a genius engineer that creates all of the magicians tricks... and who has that gone to?? Only Vinnie fucking Jones Still doing his usual Millwall player voice, mannerisms and everything Makes me laugh every time he has a scene, who the hell thought that would work well?
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    Recommend a film

    Black Panther - Enjoyed this more than i thought i would. I do think it's getting more plaudits than it would normally, but still it's a typical marvel movie. 8/10 Red Sparrow - Jennifer Lawrence witnesses a state sponsored murder in Russia (it is bloody terrible accents all round btw) and is given a choice to either dioe herself or become a "sparrow" who basically manipulate there targets using sex or whatever to get what they want. She goes and sets about getting out. Bit of a cliche to be honest and not all of it makes sense, i still quite enjoyed it though. 7/10 Pacific Rim: Uprising - Set 10 years after the first one and more of the same, massive robots fighting more massive robots and monsters. Lots of over-the-top-ness. It was what it was. 5/10 Tomb Raider - The new one, not the Angelina Jolie one. Not too bad i guess, some good action scenes, but also some proper cringeworthy scenes as well. 6/10
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