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  1. Chosty

    The Worst Characters Committed to Screen

    Whoever it was he didn't belong in that film or, indeed, any film.
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    The Worst Characters Committed to Screen

    The so-called comedy sidekick in Stallone's Judge Dredd made me want to chew my ears off at the time.
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    Tolkien - Biopic of some guy

    Legolas Tango in Paris
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    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Shouldn't it just reset if you leave the area and come back? Edit: sorry, I misread your post and thought you meant reset your entire game.
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    Tolkien - Biopic of some guy

    Look Who's Tolkien.
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    Das Boot TV sequel coming to Sky

    I'm about half way through the original source novel at the moment, and it's a brilliant and tense exploration of daily life on a U-boat. There's not been much engagement with the enemy yet, but I'm still gripped. The description of what it was like during a storm is particularly good. Not seen the film in about 20 years, and I'm keen to see the full length original TV series to see how much of the book made it in.
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    Best one hit wonder of all time

    Reef did a bit better than Stiltskin, though. But as we're in taking 90s rock, you've reminded me of this: Their version of Cat's in the Cradle that did pretty well, but that's about it.
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    Best one hit wonder of all time

    No-one mentioned Stiltskin? Great Levis advert in the mid-nineties, and I remember our sixth-form common room going mental for the music. Then the single came out and it went to number 1, but the full song didn't really live up to the snippet used in the ad. According to Wikipedia they only released two more singles in the 90s, which went to 34 and 107, then two more in 2006 that didn't even chart.
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    Bad movies you can't help but to love

    That was the first video my friend and I rented when we first started stayed over at each other's house in our teens We thought it was hilarious. I don't think I've seen it since (25 years!), but I've watched various clips on YouTube. Spatula City!
  10. Maybe the new bunch will be the sons/daughters of the original cast. Dana's baby son from Ghostbusters 2 is now grown up and can't look at oil paintings of historical figures without freaking out. Cue his interest in the occult. Meets up with Ray Stantz's daughter and Spengler Jr to try and work it out while at the same time New York (Zeddemore Jr is mayor!) is again under threat from an evil guy who wants to turn the Earth into the underworld or something. He turns out to be Venkman's son who killed Venkman himself, now hangs around bars as a ghost. Something about revenge, plenty of proton streams, traps, marshmallow, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria and cameos all round. Lots of baby Slimers causing havoc. References to Trump and walls.
  11. It'd have to be pretty good to de-age Harold Ramis convincingly.
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Got this for the kids for Christmas. Never played a Smash game before. Mucked around a bit and now my brain hurts like the first time I watched Tetsuo. I tried a few different modes, won something I think was called a mural, and then all kinds of random characters, pictures and other stuff popped on screen. WTF does it all mean?! (That's largely a rhetorical question for the time being). I've now got some insight into how my dad feels when I try to explain computers and/or the internet to him. I'm going to play the Zelda DLC my son bought me instead. Try to unscramble my mind.
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    Doom - 25 years old today

    I still frequently boot up ZDoom and blast throught Doom 2 and Final Doom - TNT: Evilution and Plutonia have some really great maps. I've also started playing some user-generated WADs, though the quality is massively variable. I can't be bothered with graphical updates or additional features (look up and down? No thanks.) I've just looked at Brutal Doom on YouTube and it looks a bit naff, really. The orignal's simplicity in style and function is one reason why it's still so playable. I thought about getting the new Doom for Switch after it got loads of praise, but from looking at some videos it just looks far too fast-paced and intense for my aging body/mind. It seems many (all?) modern FPSs seem to throw all manner of on-screen info and graphical effects at you, and it's information overload. I watched my son play Overwatch the other day, and I had no idea what the hell was going on half the time.
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    Inside No.9

    I've finally got round to watching this on Netflix (only yesterday realised they're repeating it on BBC2), and it's the best TV I've seen for ages. I'm almost finished with series 3. I rewatched The League of Gentlemen not so long ago, and thought it was quite dated in places. Inside No 9 shows how far they've matured in all aspects of writing - plot structure, the brilliantly well-hidden twists and counter twists, the ability to create memorable one-off characters, cracking dialogue, the swtich from hilarity to delicious nastiness. Even some of the lesser episodes have so much going for them. And as performers they've never been better. Steve Pemberton in particular is fantastic - I always thought he was the best and most versatile actor of the three (compare the average-bloke-down-the-pub Mike with the terrifying Pop, for instance). The Devil of Christmas, though. Holy. Shit.
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    A movie watchers blog

    Glad you liked it. I've not seen it in years and have forgotten many of the details, but just remember the overall quality. I wish it was easier to watch this kind of film - there seems to be a gaping hole in the various streaming services. If I remember correctly, Tarantino once said it was once of the biggest influences on his film-making.
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