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#761 ckn

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:01 PM

I'll stick this here because I watched it on telly...

Watched Man of Steel tonight. Nope, didn't enjoy it. It was just a film about aliens. The lack of a decent theme just made it bland. A well timed triumphant John Williams' Superman theme might have made it better.

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#762 Dave T

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 08:26 AM

I'll stick this here because I watched it on telly...

Watched Man of Steel tonight. Nope, didn't enjoy it. It was just a film about aliens. The lack of a decent theme just made it bland. A well timed triumphant John Williams' Superman theme might have made it better.

was awful. Hate what they did with the battle scenes.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:37 AM

Spoiler free!

 

Just had a Walking Dead marathon today.  Now THAT's how to finish a series.

 

The second half of this series took a markedly different and more personal approach to things, becoming a lot darker in areas but with some well thought out areas of light.  I thought it was outstanding writing and outstanding acting and probably the best season yet.  One hell of a lot later than I planned and I now need to get to sleep for work in the morning.


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#764 Wolford6

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 07:20 AM

That new ITV breakfast show:

 

You need sunglasses on to watch the set and the presenters' outfits.

 

Forced Joi de Vivre set at maximum.

 

Worse than before.


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#765 stimpo-and-kat

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:13 AM

I briefly turned over from BBC breakfast this morning for a fix of Susanna Reid. It lasted a couple of minutes before switching back to BBC

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:20 AM

I briefly turned over from BBC breakfast this morning for a fix of Susanna Reid. It lasted a couple of minutes before switching back to BBC

 

Could you see her behind all her make-up? The presenters are all plastered in it, and it's orange.


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#767 gingerjon

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 09:25 AM

Very much enjoying The Trip to Italy.


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#768 Johnoco

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:51 PM

Just seen my mates wife as an extra on Coronation Street. Well impressive

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:11 PM

Very much enjoying The Trip to Italy.

Me too, love it.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:24 PM

I'm slightly behind the times with my TV viewing again, but inspired by a recent trip to Normandy and having visited many of the D-Day sites and memorials over there, I decided to finally get round to watching the box set of Band of Brothers that has been sat on my DVD shelf unopened for many a long year.

 

I wish I hadn't left it so long now. Absolutely superb viewing. Totally gripping, horrifying and inspiring. The cameos at the beginning of each episode with the actual veterans talking about the various campaigns they were involved in being depicted on screen are incredibly moving.


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:27 AM

I'm slightly behind the times with my TV viewing again, but inspired by a recent trip to Normandy and having visited many of the D-Day sites and memorials over there, I decided to finally get round to watching the box set of Band of Brothers that has been sat on my DVD shelf unopened for many a long year.

I wish I hadn't left it so long now. Absolutely superb viewing. Totally gripping, horrifying and inspiring. The cameos at the beginning of each episode with the actual veterans talking about the various campaigns they were involved in being depicted on screen are incredibly moving.


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#772 Wolford6

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 02:44 PM

Try watching the Russian Television News on Sky channel 512. It gives a completely different angle on the Ukraine crisis. It also shows active footage of what's going on in the streets.

 

Seems to me that the Ukrainian soldiers and government dept personnel are just as ruthless and vicious as the Russian rebels.

 

Propaganda? Maybe, but no worse than the pro-Kiev slant the mainstream UK channels are shoving down our throats.

 

The BBC should be ashamed of itself.


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#773 gingerjon

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 02:48 PM

Try watching the Russian Television News on Sky channel 512. It gives a completely different angle on the Ukraine crisis. 

 

Really?  You do surprise me.


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#774 Wolford6

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:31 PM

Yes but the station shows actual footage, not a shot of a reporter stood on top of a hotel about  a mile away from where the action is taking place.

 

It seems the Ukraine government can't do anything about the eastern-half defectors so is wreaking revenge on the ethnic-russians in the western half of the country.

 

The BBC is projecting Ukraine as a poor defenceless country beset by the big Russian bully. That may well be true but, before all this kicked off, it was happy to default on its payments for Russian gas and previous presidential candidates have poisoned or thrown in jail. One former Ukrainian Prime Minister was convicted in the United States on charges of money laundering and fraud for billions of dollars.

 

It is a banana republic and the EU should have nothing to do with it.


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#775 gingerjon

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:40 PM

 

It seems the Ukraine government can't do anything about the eastern-half defectors so is wreaking revenge on the ethnic-russians in the western half of the country.

 

 

How brave of the state controlled Russian media to point this out.


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:55 PM

True, but people should have a look at RT HD  for themselves before being so entrenched in the opinions that have been fed to them by the western media.

 

Assad was presented as the evil monster (which he is) but the Syrian rebel organisations have proven to be just as nasty. Today, they've been outmonstered in Homs, leaving poor civilians to count the cost, carry the scars and pick up the pieces of their broken families.

 

Was it worth taking Assad on? No.


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#777 gingerjon

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 04:00 PM

True, but people should have a look at RT HD  for themselves before being so entrenched in the opinions that have been fed to them by the western media.

 

Assad was presented as the evil monster (which he is) but the Syrian rebel organisations have proven to be just as nasty. Today, they've been outmonstered in Homs, leaving poor civilians to count the cost, carry the scars and pick up the pieces of their broken families.

 

Was it worth taking Assad on? No.

 

There were many voices about Assad's opponents presented in the western media.  It's one of the reason why the government couldn't just march us into war this time.


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:01 PM

.. people should have a look ... for themselves before being so entrenched in the opinions that have been fed to them by the ... media.


Yeah, because when they don't they end up voting for xenophobic chancer nationalists who pretend to have the interests of the people at heart whlist fleecing 'the system' to the tune of £2 million a year. Who'd be daft enough to vote for that?

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 02:33 PM

Meanwhile, on the telly, I've been enjoying the glossy US remake of The Tomorrow People. Ok, so it's a bit of a Heroes rip-off, but wasn't Heroes just a rip-off of the original Tomorrow People anyway, with a bigger budget and better effects? The new Tomorrow People series pays several homages to the original tuppence ha'penny early 1970s ITV kids sci-fi show, including a brief cameo from one of its original cast members, which only adds to its charm IMO.

 

I'm also watching the second series of 'Derek' on Channel 4. It's only occasionally funny, but if I should end my days in a residential care home, I hope it's like the one portrayed in this show rather than the one featured on a recent edition of Panorama where staff misinterpreted the term 'care' as meaning 'brutalising defenceless old people'.


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#780 Johnoco

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 05:13 PM

The music from the original Tomorrow People was really freaky and quite scary at the time. I bet the effects were really terrible too in retrospect.




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