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The dame appears in other areas of British culture, predominantly comedy. The two that immediately spring to mind are Monty Python's Pepperpots and Les Dawson's Cissie and Ada, themselves a tribute to a much earlier comedian Norman Evans. The most... [more]
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Also, it struck me that del Toro is intelligent enough to know what to leave out of the movie so it doesn't get bogged down. There's a lot of heavy stuff in there - Raleigh's burn-out, the Stacker/Mako backstory - but there's just enough shown to let... [more]
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Oh, and for more range, you could check out Bill Forsyth's Local Hero and the TV version of Neverwhere if you want to see Capaldi in, as it were, action.... [more]
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Why can't I play a tomb raider game where i just explore abandoned tombs for 5-6 hours without having a bunch of 'press x to not die' quick time events and random murder sprees. That's Myst, isn't it? That's what I liked about... [more]
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Hooray! I had something from Steve McQueen running through my head today, and realised that they actually sounded nothing like anything that had come before - at the time they represented some kind of classicism, and were the reason I started... [more]
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It's important to set up the grudge - the unfinished fight - between Raleigh and Chuck, which pays off after the Gypsy Danger rescues the Hansens: Raleigh needs to earn Chuck's respect by beating the crap out of him (not my personal value system, but... [more]
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Would Tom's Midnight Garden count? [more]
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If they don't go through the whole select-the-department-you-want-by-pressing-numbers-on-your-keypad thing and keep you waiting for fifteen minutes while they play bad music down the phone to you, occasionally interrupting with a prerecorded voice to... [more]
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I guess I missed it - how did they get his name, address, date of birth and all that? Pure conjecture, but they already had the address, and got the name via a search of the telephone directory and they might have asked him for his... [more]
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"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]
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I thought it was perfectly obvious that all of Inception was one long dream, and that the idea is the audience infer what they can about the dreamer's life from what he dreams about. Perhaps that's just me. Movie logic is dream logic.... [more]
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I thought the opening of Pacific Rim was a kind of filter: serious tone... disaster... the end of the world... but... gigantic monsters? Giant robots! If you're on board with that you'll enjoy the movie, if not, I hope you brought your... [more]
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I don't know what the answer to people like that is, but it's not "conversation." Perhaps you could shoot him. You'd be going out of your way to communicate with him in his own idiom. He'd appreciate that.... [more]
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Just got back from seeing it in 3D IMAX, which is the way, if you can. If it's not too outré to quote one of my tweets: "Pacific Rim is a bit like seeing a very good heavy rock band: it's astonishingly loud, many heroic poses are struck and its... [more]
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Heroin is given to women in labour. It's simply a very effective painkiller. [more]
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What I mean is that it's not a mystical, evil substance that steals people's souls. It's a painkiller. People take painkillers because they're in pain. If they're self-prescribing painkillers in such large numbers, the problem is not with the drugs,... [more]
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The Roling Stones are her age She's a lot younger than the Rolling Stones - she's the same age as Peter Gabriel. [more]
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I did what any rational person would do. The thing is, many of us are of the opinion that what a rational person would do is stay as far away from spiders as humanly possible, particularly poisonous ones. But then, as I'm not... [more]
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So, is this the first action movie about drone pilots? They're actually in the things, dude. I guess, but that's to add a level of dramatic tension. I didn't (and don't) mean to be snarky, it's just that there's something of... [more]
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Director Guillermo del Toro has spoken with open passion about this ludicrous, ludicrous film. His single-mindedness triumphed in the finished product.... [more]
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More specifically - that the devastation in the African American community in the 80s and 90s stemmed from the social and economic policies of the Reagan and Bush administrations and that the mythology of the Crack Epidemic in particular and the... [more]
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Though the illustrations could be (and often were) sublime, both in the pre-60s (I'd recommend Dudley D. Watkins, pregenitor of The Broons, Oor Wullie and Lord Snooty and his Pals out of them) and later (Baxendale in... [more]
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"So, the way we get everybody to do what we want is by getting our Democrat elected - after eight years of Bush, they're not going to stand for any more Republican bullshit. We need Democrat bullshit now." "That way, whatever... [more]
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As I understand it, the WBC have a business model that revolves around threatening to turn up and picket and then sueing people who try to stop them w/r/t their first amendment rights. That is to say, they don't actually believe any of it, but it's a... [more]
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All we really need are the prime number times tables, and there's fewer of those anyway Nope, the set of prime numbers is the same size as the set of all non-prime numbers. Or indeed the set of all numbers, prime or non-prime. Or so I've... [more]
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Sorry if this is an old and much-invoked comparison, but is Zack Snyder the M. Night Shamalayan of action movies? Marvelman is a very interesting book, partly for the wrong reasons - unlike V For Vendetta, its production was... [more]
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If anyone was going to kill Superman, it should be Jimmy Olsen. In a stupid accident (throws a kryptonite dart or something over his shoulder by mistake, and turns around to see Dead Superman). And then six issues of black farce with him trying to... [more]
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I think some music that blatantly tries to emulate a forty-year-old sound definitely has some... juice? Is it obvious what I mean by that? A kind of life despite itself. The most obvious example (though in a quite different genre) is Gabriel Roth and... [more]
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Having joined Creative Cloud in the last few months, my Adobe hate is so well exercised I don't even get much catharsis out of expressing it any more, but: 1. The subscription (or as I call it the Adobe Tax) is, like all of their products, charged... [more]
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I love the fact that there is at least one person who believes that a man called Ed Balls is a possible candidate for Prime Minister, even now. Even if that person is Ed Balls.... [more]
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Oh, yes, I find it very bracing. In some ways - because of the lack of visuals and that it's designed to be listened to at 3am - I think the original Blue Jam is even better and occasionally terrifying. Still... "We're particularly... [more]
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And that's all you've got. [more]
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And Bishopslips. And Bushwhacked. [more]
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There's also My Wrongs 8245 - 8249 and 117 of course. [more]
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Why should I use Adobe's applications?
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Baker II and McCoy even less than that. McGann either 45 minutes or nine years depending how you count it. [more]
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4: They must be good with kids (and other people). The most successful Doctors have been very good at relating to members of the General Public, espcially the very young ones. This is something Matt Smith is particularly good at, but so was David... [more]
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Brian Cox Do you mean the astronomer or the first Hannibal Lektor? [more]
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I mean there are two Brian Coxes in the popular imagination: Brian Cox the Science Moptop and Brian Cox the Serious Actor, who just happens to be best known internationally for playing victim-munching Hannibal in the movie Manhunter. But he's... [more]
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"Popular Privilege" sounds like it should be the title of a magazine in an Arrested Development cutaway gag. With Lindsay on the cover. In her younger years. Like Popular Mechanics. For the societally advantaged.... [more]
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I think people respond to the possibility of a new Doctor by making a list of actors they quite like. I don't think anyone actually thinks it through. [more]
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Benedict Cumberbatch would be a much better Romana. Or Romano, I suppose. [more]
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Also on OS X - Name Mangler. [more]
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The thing that struck me very strongly about Baltar (I watched the series in what seemed like one sitting, by the way, over a period of two weeks, so my understanding of the series is necessarily impressionistic), was that he was one of the few... [more]
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is there a name for that type of structure? I believe it's traditional to refer to Rashomon when talking about this narrative structure.... [more]
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'I am not mad. I am trying to heal my soul' [more]
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When photography was first invented, there were people who were afraid to have their photo taken because they thought it would steal their soul. Walking over Westminster Bridge, past the Houses of Parliament, one morning, I noticed how many... [more]
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The British Film Institute cinema magazine Sight and Sound has, every ten years since 1952, polled critics on the Best Films of All Time, publishing a top ten list: Here's the historical lists up to 2002 (on the old BFI site); Here's the... [more]
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Well, I really enjoyed that (the episode that just finished). There isn't anything else on television doing anything as bonkers as that. This season has been remarkably consistent, I think. I've enjoyed all the episodes as they went by about the same... [more]
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With reference to filming and photography at performances: when a number of people direct their attention towards a point, a performance happens. You don't even need any performers, actually (something that Beckett knew and worked with), but you do... [more]
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