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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Last post by Matt2112 on Today at 00:04:38 »
TOTP 1984 on BBC Four.

Better than This Week.  Better than this decade... ;)
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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Question Time #4
« Last post by Matt2112 on Yesterday at 23:57:11 »
QT was boring with an audience stuffed with folk with a chronic sense of entitlement.

This Week is back though to save the day.  Andrew Neil is on top form - opening salvo: "Welcome to This Week, the only programme with worse schedulers than Ryanair".

Think I'll change the subject title.
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DVD/Movie/TV / Re: Kingsman : The Golden Circle
« Last post by Matt2112 on Yesterday at 23:48:19 »
I continue to be surprised at what the censors think is acceptable for 15 year olds to watch these days.  Regardless of what you think of the violence, drug use features heavily in this film - it is a central plot feature.


I suggest consulting the BBFC's site, Reg (they're not "censors", incidentally, they're "classifiers").  It's an excellent source of info.  The content advisory for this film stresses that the drug use has negative effects hence isn't condoned or glamorised; it's all about the context.


Strong violence with a fantastical element tends to be treated more leniently than if it's in a more dramatically realistic context.


I didn't think all that much of the first Kingsman film so not that arsed about this one.



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General Chat - English / Re: Brexit watch
« Last post by NeilP on Yesterday at 22:41:01 »
Or looked at the other way - the UK seem to want to discuss trade deals before the Irish border issue, position of EU citizens and any "divorce bill" is finally resolved. Twas always so. The EU negotiators don't seem to be sure what to do at the moment.


It does appear that we’re going to pay £20bn to remain in the single market for a transitional period... then pay a divorce bill
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DVD/Movie/TV / Kingsman : The Golden Circle
« Last post by Reg on Yesterday at 22:34:07 »

If you liked the first, you will like this. 


Elton John plays a relatively big part in the film, and that, to me, is a bad thing as he is no actor. Maybe he is a friend of the director. I tried not to let it spoil the film too much though. 


Other than that, there is more stylised and choreographed violence for you to enjoy, and over-the-top action a-plenty. I continue to be surprised at what the censors think is acceptable for 15 year olds to watch these days.  Regardless of what you think of the violence, drug use features heavily in this film - it is a central plot feature.


Not a lot more to say really. In fact, I've said more than I thought I would!
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General Chat - English / Re: Rush Pilgrimage 2016
« Last post by Amos111 on Yesterday at 19:49:01 »
- The Omega Concern
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Slim on Yesterday at 16:10:01 »
Just found an online source for one bearing the text "Was £2,699.00". Serious bit of kit.
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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Slim on Yesterday at 16:02:53 »
Nice!

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General Sporting Chat / Re: Cycling - 2
« Last post by Nïckslïkk2112 on Yesterday at 15:50:23 »
Ultegra, not Di2.

Hope Mrs S never reads this, but I got it for £1,849

I wasn't really in the market for a new bike, but Mrs S bought me a cycling magazine when I was laid up and I was taken by a Giant Carbon Fibre disc brake equipped which was a bit more aggressive than my Aluminium bike. A few weeks ago an ad popped up on the internet for the same bike with 25% off, being tempted I looked, but none left in my size. Same situation with other retailers. I then saw this one with 20% which put it out of my range, then finding it with 31% off I thought it seemed a good deal.
This time of year they're selling off 2017 models to bring in the 2018 range, the new edition of my bike has gone up £100 on last year and the paint job's not as nice. Yes it was the paint job on this one that snared me...
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