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  1. Ah that's a shame, I did like mid90s plenty but just preferred Kitchen. Crazy how 2018 was the year of the skating film, though.

    I watched that How To Build a Girl, which has Jonah Hill's sister in it who was great in Booksmart. I wish I hadn't read prior that it was written by Caitlin Moran as I then saw every scene as her just writing  way to blow smoke up her own ass. It was alright I guess, but I just find Moran very annoying and it shone through in the writing.

    e: also yeah, kkklansman was great for sure. The bit with the bomb was just ear to ear grins. 

    Also finsihed Solar Opposites which got better as it went on, the wall arc was the best part but I enjoyed the alien hijinks too. 

  2. 20 hours ago, stillagoth said:

    Started watching The Wire last night - only did the very first one and I can tell this is going deep... about to watch another few now before bed. 

    First 5 episodes or so is build up, build up, build up then it just kicks into gear so hard and you know everything going on from both sides. 

    11 hours ago, BlackHowl said:

    Can we talk about how badly Rick and Morty fell off? First two seasons felt genuinely fresh and very funny and well written. Third season less so but still with some really good bits. I'm not sure I can put my finger on why exactly, but this fourth season seems like trash to me. 

    I still like it plenty, but I don't really view it with expectations beyond 'will it make me laugh'. Thought the new episode was funny, and I enjoy them taking swipes at their toxic fanbase.

    4 hours ago, MonkDave666 said:

    Checking back in on Mr Mercedes 6 or 7 episodes in to season 1 - the soundtrack is rad! Loads of Reagan Youth, fucking Slapshot last episode we saw lol. Great series so far as well, pretty heavy dog. I'd recommend it.

    Ha, a show I've heard of but know nothing about but the soundtrack list sounds fun. I wish I just didn't have an absolute slew of dramas to get through.


    Finally finished Mandalorian last night which was excellent all the way through, RIP my boy



    . Upload was good but leant in really heavily on the plot I don't care that much about in the last few episodes and didn't end in a particularly great place. 

  3. 18 hours ago, BlackHowl said:

    The Last Dance (Bulls/MJ docuseries) is killing it right now. If they'd dumped all the episodes in one go I'd have done 10 hours back to back only stopping for food and piss breaks. 2 episodes a week is a nice pacing though and it's given me something to look forward to in lockdown. 

    It's really a masterpiece in Sports docs, with superb editing and structure. Just brilliantly crafted the way they use key moments from the 98 season (MJ's last in Chicago) to relate back to the key moments of his career and tell his entire story. Highly recommend. 

    I'm really looking forward to this, the OJ doc was incredible and 30 For 30 is just one of the best documentary series' ever.


    I started watching Betty on HBO last night, I totally didn't know it was being made. It's a continuation of Skate Kitchen from 2018 which I loved. It seemed to get lost in the mix of skating movies due to the Jonah Hill mid90s film (which was fine) and Minding the Gap (which was really good), but I preferred Kitchen to both of those personally. 

    Also finished Never Have I Ever which despite being a comdey managed to hit enough buttons in the final episode that I wasn't expecting that I just got wrecked. Yay, thanks TV.

  4. I ended up doing Color Out of Space, and glad I didn't know anything about it. Standard Lovecraft affair but done nicely, and when Nic Cage truly turns up about an hour in it gets really fun. Fancied some brainless stuff so did Aquaman and Hobbs and Shaw and enjoyed both for what they are, but they both ran a good 20 minutes too long and prove that action movies really don't need to be longer than 2 hours.

    TV show wise I finally finished Vice Principals the other week, and then did Righteous Gemstones this weekend. Absolutely love the Danny McBridge/Jody Hill shows, and Edi Patterson is just the absolute best.

    So yeah, very deep and arty weekend for me.

  5. 17 hours ago, BlackHowl said:

    Either of you seen Russian Ark? That's what I thought Jay was getting at. A technical fucking miracle that film is. Not an enjoyable movie exactly, but a true one of a kind work of art. 

    Yeah Ark is what I was referring to. I've had a copy but never could bring myself to watch it. The story of how it was made was interesting though, and maybe one day I'll give it a shot. I have the first two DAU films which sound... I dunno. They sound something. 

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  6. 11 minutes ago, Yo_gav666 said:

    Not sure if I saw the Directors Cut bit I thought it was brilliant. Probably better than Heriditery 

    The longest extra scene is they do a thing at a river where they act like they're going to throw a child in to sacrifice, but they don't as it's part of the story that he's 

    5 minutes ago, Rae said:

    I did. I hated it less. More weird than scary. 

    Yeah definitely, I saw some people say it wasn't what they were expecting but for me it was pretty much exactly what I was hoping for.

  7. Yeah T2 is my other big action movie that I usually list, it's just so good. Blew my mind as a kid watching it on Sky Movies after getting the all clear from my dad. Hadn't seen the first, so had to go and get a copy of that afterwards. That pretty much opened the floodgates of all the 80s Arnie movies and the like, most of which were getting ITV saturday night treatments at the time. Then going out and buying the VHS copies to see the 'uncut' (lol right) versions.

    FMJ is my favourite war movie, and despite my love for it I'm pretty good at forgetting most of the details so whenever I watch it it still feels pretty fresh. I need to watch Pan's Labyrinth again, I haven't seen it since the cinema from memory. Need to find someone who hasn't seen it to watch with.

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  8. I watched this video on the weekend:

    And promptly used it as an excuse to watch some things from his list I hadn't seen. So that was The Vanishing (the 1988 original, I have the 93 remake too but it sounds thoroughly shite even though it was done by the same director) and Audition which I've been meaning to watch for close to 20 years. I also mixed that up with Visitor Q with regards to what I thought might be a spoiler, but nope. Weird film, typical Miike. Thought both were **** efforts, didn't find either scary though but that's not a surprise. 

  9. Ugh I hate doing this, because how I feel about movies is often based on when I saw them (nostalgia playing a big part). Unordered pick of 5 that I've given 5* to on letterboxd (which is 32 films out of 1,608 films, as I can be so incredibly stingy and my ratings probably make sense to nobody)

    x. Dazed and Confused

    x. City of God

    x. Spinal Tap

    x. Aliens

    x. Whiplash

    Some basic choices from a basic guy. Needs more shot in realtime Russian art movies. 


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  10. Listening to the Elephant Tree one now and liking it. Modern Rituals wasn't for me, didn't dislike all elements something about the overall sound didn't vibe for me. Ah well.

    I listen to new stuff all the time, and honestly can't think of anything that's stuck with me in a long time.

  11. ITYSL came out at a really, really dark and bad time for me and it was able to make me just forget life for about 15 minutes at a time and just laugh. It was so needed. Yeah I've not bothered watching The Characters outside of his episode, I hear the rest are pretty bunk. Robinson was underused on SNL, but man the Z-Shirt sketch on the episode that Kevin Hart hosted was amazing, but you kinda have to watch the whole episode to fully get it, just watching the sketch on YouTube isn't right. 

    Middleditch and Schwartz came out yesterday and is as funny as I was hoping, I've done 2 episodes and will do the 3rd tonight. Both those guys and long form improv ain't going to be to everyone's taste, but if it is it's pretty much a must watch.

    e: can't believe I didn't attach this


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  12. 46 minutes ago, BlackHowl said:

    Yeah. Better put them all in the same conference of the bracket so I definitely get to the finals..

    Agree on FFAF. Don't like them in the least, but a couple of them did actually post on here at various points in time. Think you can safely add FTMO and The Keep to your list...

    The Slow Dance? Human Race? Captain Insano? Peach Fuzz? Adam was very active on here. We need some gig posters to remind us of some bands.  What was Jon's band called? Freeze Up? Am I completely inventing that? 

    Yeah I was trying to find benefit gig listings as that would definitely include some from across the genres over a good few years. 

    15 minutes ago, BlackHowl said:

    Misuse? Weren't you in them??

    I'll take it, as nothing else my mob were in would probably apply. Although Cici had a metal band before, and I'm struggling to remember the name of them.

  13. 2 hours ago, BlackHowl said:

    Who would be the bands that SWM would recognise as belonging on such a "versus thing"?  We need 32 apparently. 

    Of the ones they listed, I'll give a pass to FFAF, Ad 7, DDF and SBF. I think Funeral was the one band of that style that kinda crossed over, had members at some point/in former iterations that were more SWM-y. Other bands in that list I liked too, like Juniper etc, but feel we could fill out a bracket of the bands that were more active here.

    Just from my dreadful memory of who was active when (and a list of tapes I have which helps), I'll submit The Arteries, Atomck, Bedford Falls, Captain Insano, Chains of Hate/Twist The Knife, The Cheapskates, Death of Her Money, Desecration, Dispatch, Douglas, Harbour, Ironclad, Night and the City, Of Noble Blood, Panel, Routine Check, Shootin' Goon, Spider Kitten, Taint, The Take, Thorun.

    Rob, I'm sorry the name of your band is totally skipping my brain right now. As is probably the existence of about 10+ bands I really liked during this time.

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