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Rodders

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  1. Rodders

    The Film Thread

    Shit, cheers for that.
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    The Film Thread

    First Man is first class ( sorry, too easy ). I didn't care too much for Chazelle and Gosling's last link up ( La La Land ) but here it fits perfectly. It so well conveys the absolute threat of this edge of world exploration ( the opening scene had me gripping the handseat ) and the risks involved, as well as being a powerfully intense focus on Armstrong's mental state during the build up. Gosling doing the brooding introvert as his is style works really well here. But it does a great job of balancing the spectacle of space ( the scenes in the rockets and on the moon are **** superbly done ) with the human story. Despite it being a true life story, I'll continue in spoilers
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    Yannick Bolasie

    it took me 5 seconds to hate this commentator. Sounds like a **** radio 1 DJ
  4. Rodders

    Pre-Match Thread

    **** me, the chap's had a week in the job. I'm sure there's a certain element of pragmatism in the early days in working with what is there.
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    The Film Thread

    Watched Gus van Sant's Elephant last night. Christ that is effective film-making. It's a filming of a day at a high school more or less entirely based on the Columbine shootings, and it follows some innocent students as well as the two killers, building up to the tragedy. There's no big music score ( though the music that is there is haunting ) and the camera just glides round the corridors following pupils going about their apparently normal day. It makes no attempt to claim there are answers to it. Disturbing, not something I'll watch again, but very effective.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Fair enough
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    maybe but the point was that they have less freedom of movement due to predatory behaviour, and even if they wouldn't avail themselves of those options often or if it all, it's still better to have the option to make that choice for themselves. Think you might be taking their responses a little too literally.
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    Dean Smith

    tommy johnson earliest memories of him going on a proper scoring run - in the following season 95/6 I think, but that 94/5 season was the first season that I remember scorelines sticking out in my mind, losing 4-3 to spurs saw Ron sacked iirc, then beating someone else 4-3 a week or two later, the 7-1, the 4-4 etc we certainly knew how to score. Er, so I'm sure Dean Smith will have similar memories to draw upon
  9. Rodders

    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    The older I get, the more I do despair at milennial type imbeciles who want to get offended at meaningless shit like that, but can't be faffed with genuine issues. Maybe the former seems easier and more achievable, but it's still **** stupid. Hell even the Guardian had an editorial trying to step into the breech between the trans community and feminists over some issue no doubt involving some form of outrageous appropriation of something or other. Sounds like handbags at dawn to me Why can't we all just be people?
  10. Rodders

    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    https://www.mumsnet.com/info/acronyms crystal clear that. What a ridiculous way to talk. POAS. STBXH soon-to-be-ex-husband SWI shagging with intent (trying to conceive) SWOI shagging without intent (not trying to conceive!) TAAT Thread about a thread
  11. Rodders

    The Film Thread

    Also seen this week Local Hero - lovely sunday afternoon fare, not sure I really get why it is held in such high acclaim by certain well known film reviewers, mind. It's charming, funny and surreal but very much legs up with a cuppa easy viewing and not much more than that. The Post - Spielberg, Hanks, Streep, Bob Odenderk, Matthew Rhys... can't go wrong with that cast list. Indeed seeing the latter do his Americans schtick was good fun, and the whole film is well done, and having only seen All the Presidents Men quite recently, found the ending to be very amusing - it now makes for a great double bill!
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    hmm, that post reads weirdly coming after bickster's. In case any particularly dippy people are reading, I do not cook my clothing.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    cook and wash as you go is the way forward, especially when doing a big old meal requiring all sorts of tools and dishes. If I end up leaving it until "the end of the meal", it ends being done at the end of the week.
  14. Rodders

    The Film Thread

    I did really enjoy the film and agreed the performances are great, but and in case anyone considers this spoilers
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    The Film Thread

    It's not a spoiler? Just my reaction to how they ended it, the details of which I omitted from the post