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  1. Tolkien on Dune

    "It is impossible for an author still writing to be fair to another author working along the same lines. At least I find it so. In fact I dislike Dune with some intensity, and in that unfortunate case it is much the best and fairest to another author to keep silent and refuse to comment."

    Not for everyone ey 😄

  2. 7 hours ago, Designer1 said:

    Yeah, he has such a distinctive visual and dialogue style that I can see why some people wouldn't like him.

    Personally I think he's a god damn genius.

    Yeah Wes Anderson is very much a marmite director as his style is so distinct. I heard someone say the only knock on Paddington 2 is that it was too much like a Wes Anderson movie 😂

  3. On 21/10/2021 at 18:01, Chindie said:

    Episode 6 of Squid Game is a bit heavy. Ooft.

    Some big oof moments in that episode. Getting you to care about the characters is a real strength of the show. 


    You even care about Ji-Yeong and watching her and Sae-byeuk open up to each other for what would be the first and last time for both knowing one of them had to die.... man that got me 


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  4. Not a huge horror fan - far from it in fact - but the original Scream is on my green list. Great fun.

    Scream 2 also decent but worth watching for Luke Wilson playing Billy in the Stab film alone 

  5. 6 hours ago, Wainy316 said:

    It's been brilliant for much longer than that

    That's fair. It's getting more mainstream appeal now though so the recognition is there.



    Speaking of which does anyone know if The Host is on any streaming services???

  6. 2 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

    Agreed, it's brilliant. Have you seen The Housemaid? 

    In other news, watched Rossellini's "Journey to Italy" (1954) last night. Pretty good film, but with a weak ending. 

    I've not yet. Is it on any streaming services?

    One of the incredible things about Parasite is that entire house was a set. It's absolutely incredible

  7. Watched Parasite again (Amazon Prime) and it is an incredible film. How Song Kang-Ho didn't get at least a Best Supporting Actor nod I don't know. Korean cinema over the last 5 years has been the tits

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  8. 9 hours ago, Chindie said:

    Nicolaj Coster-Waldau - Kingdom of Heaven

    Nicolaj Coster-Waldau - Black Hawk Down

    Michael Sheen - Kingdom of Heaven

    Nicolaj Coster-Waldau is also the henchman in a little-seen so bad it's still bad gem called Firewall starring Harrison Ford and Paul Bettany

  9. 19 minutes ago, theunderstudy said:

    Layer Cake is my "holy **** that's Ben Whishaw" moment. (Also holy **** that's Tom Hardy)

    Today I learnt Sally Hawkins was in Layer Cake too. God that movie is good and has a lot of actors early in their careers

  10. 15 hours ago, GarethRDR said:

    Veering away from films, Xena: Warrior Princess is an absolute treasure trove...

    Karl Urban in Xena: Warrior Princess: No_Small_Parts

    Anyone memba David from the David & Goliath story in Xena: Warrior  Princess?: TheBoys

    Nathan Barley had a pre-breakout Benedict Cumberbatch and Ben Whishaw...

    Nathan Barley is 10 years old – but do you remember when Benedict  Cumberbatch appeared in it? | Metro News jaynedoll — professorfangirl: Here's a thing: he was filming... | Ben  whishaw, Nathan barley, Film

    ...and I'm not even going into X-Files, would take far too long.

    Layer Cake is my "holy **** that's Ben Whishaw" moment. (Also holy **** that's Tom Hardy)

  11. Star Trek (2009) also has Chris Hemsworth as Kirk's (Chris Pine) dad and genuinely looks like he could be his dad.

    Other ones that leapt to mind - Karl Urban as the bad guy assassin in the Bourne Supremacy, didn't recognise him as being the same guy as Eomer for years.

    Amy Adams appearing in Catch Me If You Can as well...



  12. I had no idea Dean Norris was in T2.

    Theres defo a conversation to be had about "oh shit that actor was in that?!/that character?!" 

    Took me about 5 years to recognise that it was Bill Paxton in the first Terminator. Oscar Isaac in Drive is another one 

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