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She tends to be the best thing in anything. She was the best thing in Dr Strange. If it's on the Telly, I always watch Constantine for the bit where she turns up. She and Nigel Terry so outclassed the leads in Jarman's Edward II that I found myself… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by InkDrinker, hopeless romantique
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

a few quibbles about some of Lecter's physical feats The thing that's always struck me about this Lecter is that he's not really a man at all, but rather a demon - the way in which he's contained, the fear they have of coming anywhere near… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by arha
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

"Uh, budget Picasso knockoff?" I think it's more of a budget Francis Bacon knockoff - for example. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by obliterati, the Real Dan, TwoStride
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Movie: Free Fire
favorited 2 times, recently by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, longbaugh
FanFare post - 7 days ago

Something that just struck me - apologies if it's struck everyone else first: The fundamental difference between Furiosa and Max is that she is a part of every social group / subtribe we see: As far as we can tell (from backstory leaks) she was born… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by Kabanos
FanFare comment - 9 days ago

Goodness! I stumbled across her album by accident on Spotify only a couple of weeks ago - it really is wonderful. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by larrybob
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

FWIW, British TV companies pilot things internally when they need to and roll it into the series later on - for example the first episode of The Young Ones is the pilot, I think. They needed to do one first so they could make sure that it… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by ZeusHumms, comealongpole, miratime, threetwentytwo
FanFare comment - 12 days ago

"It has been ported to Rust" is my new euphemism for senescence and death. [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by kjs3, t3h933k, tobascodagama, vasi, idiopath, Foci for Analysis, A Thousand Baited Hooks, drzz
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

"If you microwave a Jaffa cake, does it become a biscuit?" I think if you microwave a Jaffa Cake it becomes a crisp, hardened scab of burnt sugar, but I'm happy for science to prove otherwise. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by MidStream, Wordshore
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

I'm either particular or obsessed or affected enough to get 250g of English Breakfast tea leaves from Algerian Coffee on Old Compton Street when I get my monthly kilo of coffee beans, but... The thing about the boiling-water-in-the-warmed pot is… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by asperity, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, glitter, Wordshore
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

By the way, something I mentioned at a meet-up some time ago - we really need to field an Only Connect Mefites team. Or preferably two, one for each pronunciation. OC is probably the only quiz show that would go for it. I am… [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by HandfulOfDust, lokta, kariebookish, tomcooke, rongorongo, essexjan, splen, billiebee, Wordshore, threetwentytwo, BigCalm, pharm
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

We are all neoliberals now.
favorited 66 times, recently by eyeofthetiger
MeFi post - 2 weeks ago

He was the Torchwood show runner, wasn't he? To probably repeat myself, I tend to see his work as a script with a post-it stuck to it that says "Will this do?". But maybe that's what the general audience (and in particular the BBC)… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by gamera, johnasdf
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Yes - it's not copyright that's been infringed so much as moral right. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by sebastienbailard, mark k
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

None of these philosophers were talking about masturbation. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by IanMorr
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

The late Ken Campbell, almost certainly erroneously and for the lulz, used to say that Hawking had a secondary voice, a Southern belle called Sadie, that he used at parties. Consequently Campbell referred to the professor as Sadie Hawking… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Death and Gravity
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

It was also interesting to see Mike indulge in a bit of calculated sloppiness by buying the room a round. A tiny echo of Pryce's hummer, in that he was throwing money around that he should have kept quiet, except he knew what he was doing and… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by China Grover
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

No. Or rather, taste and intelligence are usually defined in such a way as to valorize all the things that the upper classes are interested in and all the ways they think anyway. It's a rationalisation of the supremacy of the cultural interests… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Chairboy, helloimjennsco, mushhushshu
Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

In neither case was that the official punishment: Matt believes he has bought his freedom by getting Joe to confess - the police turn the tables on him by saying a pardon is up to the Home Office and technically giving him his freedom but blocking… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by tobascodagama
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

I was trying to think of what book had changed my life, but I don't really react that way to books. Perhaps the book of Peanuts cartoons I read on the train from Scotland when I was five. That was when I learned the word "sarcasm",… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Miss Otis' Egrets, mygothlaundry, shapes that haunt the dusk
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I must admit I find the idea of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the least rock and roll thing I can think of, with the possible exception of fruit jellies in the shape of teddy bears, but I was wondering whether it might be possible to get The Fall in,… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by bmarkey, pxe2000, Kosmob0t
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Also, getting all the ex-members of The Fall on one stage could be quite amusing. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by bmarkey, bertran, JoeZydeco, pxe2000, Kosmob0t
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I've long felt that Rick Wakeman's ideal job would be doing stand-up in a 1970s working man's club - a sort of Bernard Manning type who could play for the singalong at the end of the night. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Ivan Fyodorovich, thelonius, jonmc
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Though "I didn't expect to find myself living in the future but here I fucking well am" might be my new motto. [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by methinks
FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

Gal Godot is lovely But frustratingly tardy. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by hanov3r, supermassive
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I have no idea what to think, except that it's not at all well of anybody. The quantity of cynicism that seems to be involved here is breathtaking, especially when ranged against the amount of human suffering caused. It's entirely plausible… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by The Great Big Mulp, moorooka, Melismata
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

All the trailers just make me giggle. I'm so looking forward to this. With this and Free Fire, we just need one more idiosyncratic British director to take on American crime genre tropes with laughs and we'd have enough of a trend for a… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Caduceus, thecjm, Artw
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

W/r/t Rickles' appearance in Jimmy Olsen - The Vulture explains. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Etrigan, Shmuel510
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

It's odd the holes in one's knowledge of popular culture - all I really knew about him was that he was a character in Jack Kirby's take on Jimmy Olsen. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by JHarris, Ashwagandha
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Wow. I'm convinced that this is the best thing to be made out of a superhero property ever. And I laughed three times in succession at the end: When Children of the Revolution started playing, when Jermaine went "Aaow!"… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by From Bklyn, leotrotsky, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, ActingTheGoat
FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

So, are Easter egg hunts in the U.K. like they are in the USA? Easter eggs tend not to be hunted, as they don't give much of a chase and the hounds aren't allowed chocolate. The Easter Bunny on the other hand... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by adrienneleigh, mollymillions, TheWhiteSkull, TedW, mushhushshu, Dysk
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I don't really understand any non-money reason for any of the current glut of live-action remakes of animated movies, but I am interested to know whether anyone's asked Scarlett Johansson why she's so interested in making movies where her… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by HumanComplex, sebastienbailard, paper chromatographologist, idiopath, xthlc, clawsoon
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Rhea Seehorn suggests in the podcast that as we already know that Jimmy is aware of Kim's relationship with her dad, and considering the nature and intensity of their friendship, it's very likely she's heard this story before from Jimmy (although his… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Spathe Cadet
FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

I think what was remarkable about Utopia is the emotional and aesthetic response it can elicit in some people - this is why the fans are so passionate about it. Certainly at the time it was made it summed up a lot of what the world felt… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by detachd, Mike Smith
MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Class isn't just about money - I was very struck by an interview Paul Merton gave in the Guardian last year (I think I quoted it then too): "Well, class is awkward, isn't it? Am I allowed to call myself working-class now? Because obviously… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by virago
MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I wonder if they'll have a meeting about all the publicity and conclude that they'd be a lot more successful if they actually opened the Gravy Bar than being yet another web design agency. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by tobascodagama, Wordshore
MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

They even had vegetarians covered. Vegetarians covered in gravy. Delicious. Sorry. Went all Hannibal for a moment. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Room 641-A, billiebee, GenjiandProust, theora55, Sequence, vibrotronica, Wordshore
MeFi comment - Last month

I actually thought Robyn was one of the only things in the show that doesn't work for me. Every second she was on the screen was a second I was hoping something else was on the screen. But that's the point - that's the only point that's of… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by Naberius
FanFare comment - Last month

Super Whippy
favorited 1 time, recently by cross_impact
Projects post - Last month

"OK Computer" was a line in the book I always hear it in Mark Wing-Davey's voice, but I'm a radio-series purist. My usual OKC story: I was working as an artworker in a design/below-the-line advertising studio… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by theartandsound, whuppy, freecellwizard, ovvl, scruss, markr, Gin and Broadband, pxe2000, skwt, Sebmojo, mushhushshu
MeFi comment - Last month

FWIW, this episode was directed by RZA, who actually knows something about martial arts movies, which might explain something of the higher quality hitting that takes place. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Catblack, Jugwine, soundguy99
FanFare comment - Last month

A=A In my dictionary, under "Tautology", it says "See 'Tautology'". [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by grubi
MeFi comment - Last month

This is literally covered in the movie. Yeah, but originally. The way I remember it is that in Avengers #1 they're called The Avengers because Wasp thought it sounded like a cool name. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by scaryblackdeath
MeFi comment - Last month

Um, why is it called the Justice League? Who or what are The Avengers avenging? [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by scaryblackdeath, prize bull octorok, stilist
MeFi comment - Last month

I must confess, I never read Iron Fist or Iron Fist and Power Man when I was a kid - I got my kung fu RDA from Shang Chi - Master of Kung Fu, and before I start rambling I must confess that I'd have liked Marvel to hand… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by jenfullmoon, idb
FanFare comment - Last month

It does strike me that they're not selling what seems to me to be the most interesting dramatic conflict: that Danny is going round giving sage advice and advanced fighting lessons because he's completely qualified to, and he just comes… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by ricochet biscuit, Space Kitty, mordax
FanFare comment - Last month

I don't have anything against Noel Fielding - and I love the Boosh - and I'm not a watcher of the Bake Off (just not my thing, although I do like cakes, perhaps a bit too much), but his hiring suggests that the production team… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by tinkletown, flatluigi, brokkr, ChutneyFerret, howfar, Tarumba
MeFi comment - Last month

"None the worse for were" gets 787 hits on the Google. "When he transformed back from his wolf shape in the morning, Larry's mouth tasted of woodland animals, but he was otherwise none the worse for were." [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by [insert clever name here], brennen
MeFi comment - Last month

It's Randy Newman. I don't think "in earnest" is the right way to put it. A lot of his songs are ironic, and even some of the tearjerkers have a certain detachment to them, as they're seen through the eyes of the main character (e.g… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Miko
MeFi comment - Last month

The fun fact I've been saving up for when I get on Only Connect (which will be precisely never, so I might as well tell you lot now) is that I met my wife in a scout hut halfway up an Italian alp in January while on tour with The League of… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by moonmilk, billiebee
MetaTalk comment - Last month

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