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Forum: Film Discussion 09-07-2018, 13:22
Replies: 39
Views: 1,415
Posted By ascender
I think there's a few where the remake is...

I think there's a few where the remake is different enough in plot, tone or style, that you can enjoy it on its own merits. So its not a strict remake, more a reboot (which is a phrase I hate but I...
Forum: Film Discussion 03-05-2018, 06:44
Replies: 164
Views: 11,814
Posted By ascender
Yes, I watched the movie, but if they just wind...

Yes, I watched the movie, but if they just wind back the whole thing and everything that happened then its going to be a bit of a cop-out. I know that's what happens in comic books, but there needs...
Forum: Film Discussion 30-04-2018, 12:26
Replies: 164
Views: 11,814
Posted By ascender
Just in terms of what's coming up... So apart...

Just in terms of what's coming up... So apart from Ant-Man, just one movie before the "sequel" to this one. So it does leave everything pretty much open, especially if Ant-Man picks up where the last...
Forum: Film Discussion 30-04-2018, 12:21
Replies: 164
Views: 11,814
Posted By ascender
But I guess due to the ending and the likely plot...

But I guess due to the ending and the likely plot of the next Avengers movie, the exact nature of who is dead, how they died, when etc is all up for grabs really. Thanks to the rules in their...
Forum: Film Discussion 03-04-2018, 10:16
Replies: 2,030
Views: 266,175
Posted By ascender
This is really good, well worth watching. I know...

This is really good, well worth watching. I know there's a bit of a tired old setup, but it plays out really well and they're very clever with their use of the budget too (when it comes to the...
Forum: Computing Forum 07-03-2018, 15:38
Replies: 46
Views: 3,544
Posted By ascender
Holy thread bump Batman! Chromebooks still...

Holy thread bump Batman!

Chromebooks still seem to be a good, cost-effective option. But don't rule out a normal sized iPad - I've seen so many parents, grandparents, various technophobe relatives...
Forum: Television Discussion 03-02-2018, 11:32
Replies: 249
Views: 31,600
Posted By ascender
Having just finished it on Netflix, I think I...

Having just finished it on Netflix, I think I actually preferred it to the second series. Blasphemy!
Forum: Film Discussion 24-01-2018, 21:16
Replies: 54
Views: 2,732
Posted By ascender
The thought had crossed my mind......

The thought had crossed my mind......
Forum: Film Discussion 23-01-2018, 17:34
Replies: 54
Views: 2,732
Posted By ascender
When do we actually get the chance to see The...

When do we actually get the chance to see The Shape of Water in this country? I love his movies, but I’m sick to the back teeth of hearing how good it is, seeing articles about it and have lost track...
Forum: Video Games Forum 18-01-2018, 13:48
Replies: 86
Views: 4,714
Posted By ascender
I must switch to hardcore modes this week as I...

I must switch to hardcore modes this week as I can't take any more of the utter nonsense and frustrating inconsistency which is normal modes and player behaviour!
Forum: Music Discussion 18-01-2018, 13:17
Replies: 351
Views: 46,498
Posted By ascender
Sorry.... I'll be honest, I didn't expect it to...

Sorry.... I'll be honest, I didn't expect it to ever arrive and even thought it would be a dodgy rip-off which would get sent back. Also, how limited was the pressing supposed to be?

I find the...
Forum: Music Discussion 17-01-2018, 13:12
Replies: 351
Views: 46,498
Posted By ascender
Yes, was the copy via Amazon Italy.

Yes, was the copy via Amazon Italy.
Forum: Music Discussion 15-01-2018, 18:27
Replies: 351
Views: 46,498
Posted By ascender
My copy arrived today and I see what you mean -...

My copy arrived today and I see what you mean - it’s just missing that premium feel of the reissues and is obviously missing a booklet with an article or two like the reissues have.

Am looking...
Forum: Film Discussion 10-01-2018, 09:30
Replies: 603
Views: 39,697
Posted By ascender
I think it would take a hell of a lot to go wrong...

I think it would take a hell of a lot to go wrong for any Star Wars movie to bomb. Opening weekends (and following weeks) are huge and unless word of mouth is terrible, which I just can't see because...
Forum: Television Discussion 10-01-2018, 08:18
Replies: 146
Views: 17,543
Posted By ascender
Another brilliant episode last night. I love...

Another brilliant episode last night.

I love that the BBC have got fully behind this and clearly the guys have got all the creative control so they're not afraid to experiment with the format and...
Forum: Music Discussion 04-01-2018, 18:32
Replies: 351
Views: 46,498
Posted By ascender
I’ve emailed them and asked to cancel the order...

I’ve emailed them and asked to cancel the order if it’s not already shipped so we’ll see what happens.

Re Deviations, just seen this linked on Reddit. Vinyl from Amazon in Italy for Ł22-ish...
Forum: Video Games Forum 04-01-2018, 14:52
Replies: 86
Views: 4,714
Posted By ascender
Yip, its just one of those things. I really don't...

Yip, its just one of those things. I really don't have a problem with people playing as snipers - there's undoubtedly a skill to it and there's also maps which really suit people playing as snipers....
Forum: Video Games Forum 04-01-2018, 14:50
Replies: 86
Views: 4,714
Posted By ascender
I'll persist with HC mode over the weekend then...

I'll persist with HC mode over the weekend then and try that.

I see what you mean about the host thing - last night there were a few games where I was consistently getting shot round corners when...
Forum: Film Discussion 04-01-2018, 14:35
Replies: 2,030
Views: 266,175
Posted By ascender
I converted most of my movies to digital versions...

I converted most of my movies to digital versions and put them in to iTunes years ago and have been buying movies from there too, so now that the ATV has the Prime app, I have everything available...
Forum: Film Discussion 04-01-2018, 11:26
Replies: 2,030
Views: 266,175
Posted By ascender
I still think Netflix is the clear leader in...

I still think Netflix is the clear leader in terms of the amount of good content and original content being produced. We have Prime Video just because we use Amazon Prime for business - I don't think...
Forum: Music Discussion 04-01-2018, 09:25
Replies: 351
Views: 46,498
Posted By ascender
I checked to see the status of my order which...

I checked to see the status of my order which says "fulfilled" but I've had no shipping confirmation or tracking number. My heart also sank when I saw its all part of Live Nation as I've had nothing...
Forum: Video Games Forum 02-01-2018, 13:23
Replies: 86
Views: 4,714
Posted By ascender
I'm going to try Hardcore tonight as I've been...

I'm going to try Hardcore tonight as I've been tearing my non-existent hair out in recent days!

I've never understood that.... I had a run of games topping the scoreboard and then couldn't buy a...
Forum: Music Discussion 02-01-2018, 13:06
Replies: 351
Views: 46,498
Posted By ascender
The NIN store came back up over Christmas but I...

The NIN store came back up over Christmas but I just never got round to ordering anything so today went for copies of the last two EPs, Downward Spiral and The Fragile. I'm really enjoying listening...
Forum: Video Games Forum 02-01-2018, 09:58
Replies: 86
Views: 4,714
Posted By ascender
That's a very good point! Doesn't help me keep my...

That's a very good point! Doesn't help me keep my cool though! I then get sidetracked by making sure I kill them no matter what.
Forum: Computing Forum 02-01-2018, 08:59
Replies: 1,203
Views: 149,843
Posted By ascender
Back with BT now after a short-lived time with...

Back with BT now after a short-lived time with Sky. Since having it installed, we've just left the new BT Smart Hub 6 in place and have been pleasantly surprised by its speed and wireless coverage.
Forum: Video Games Forum 01-01-2018, 20:54
Replies: 86
Views: 4,714
Posted By ascender
One thing that really impressed me about the...

One thing that really impressed me about the single player game was the immersive and detailed environments - some of the levels in forests were simply stunning.

On the whole I’m still enjoying...
Forum: Film Discussion 01-01-2018, 20:48
Replies: 74
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Views: 8,813
Posted By ascender
Missed this at the cinema but picked it up on...

Missed this at the cinema but picked it up on iTunes this morning. I was really impressed from the off - the score, cinematography, the tone, the way they had Pennywise move and terrorise the kids -...
Forum: Film Discussion 18-12-2017, 11:12
Replies: 411
Views: 40,195
Posted By ascender
There's nothing child unfriendly in it although...

There's nothing child unfriendly in it although one of the trailers they played before it was a bit inappropriate....

Anyway, having managed to avoid anything about it before going in, I'm...
Forum: Film Discussion 17-12-2017, 18:40
Replies: 411
Views: 40,195
Posted By ascender
Back from this with the family and was really...

Back from this with the family and was really disappointed with it. A real letdown after the last couple of new movies. Children thought it was ok, but they were captivated by The Force Awakens and...
Forum: Computing Forum 17-12-2017, 10:43
Replies: 2,659
Views: 225,668
Posted By ascender
Yes, that’s right, the MS account has...

Yes, that’s right, the MS account has licenses/computers linked to it and they do seem able to do some jiggery-pokery with those in terms of re-activating on a different machine, but it seems to be...
Forum: Computing Forum 16-12-2017, 13:38
Replies: 2,659
Views: 225,668
Posted By ascender
Does that work for all license types? We've just...

Does that work for all license types? We've just gone through this process, have ended up with a machine which won't activate and the only option from MS is to buy a full copy of Windows 10 as...
Forum: Television Discussion 07-12-2017, 13:44
Replies: 158
Views: 22,939
Posted By ascender
Can't wait!!

Can't wait!!
Forum: Film Discussion 07-12-2017, 08:51
Replies: 2,030
Views: 266,175
Posted By ascender
Good to see the Amazon Prime Video app finally...

Good to see the Amazon Prime Video app finally making an appearance on Apple TV. I mean, its still the same $hitty app, but its one less thing to have to faff about with iPads and Airplay which is...
Forum: Television Discussion 20-11-2017, 11:41
Replies: 128
Views: 10,963
Posted By ascender
Wow.

Wow.
Forum: Video Games Forum 18-11-2017, 17:30
Replies: 65
Views: 4,067
Posted By ascender
I still struggle with the whole charging model we...

I still struggle with the whole charging model we see now and I can remember the old timers like me warning people this was where we’d end up and here we are. I don’t understand why people will pay...
Forum: Video Games Forum 18-11-2017, 16:40
Replies: 86
Views: 4,714
Posted By ascender
Never fails to amaze me how you can be paying a...

Never fails to amaze me how you can be paying a simple team game like Domination and you have people who aren’t interested in anything but racking up kills instead of helping your team win the match.
Forum: Video Games Forum 17-11-2017, 18:13
Replies: 86
Views: 4,714
Posted By ascender
Thanks DSG, that makes a lot of sense, will have...

Thanks DSG, that makes a lot of sense, will have a look later. So much of it seems over-complicated for no good reason.

Really enjoying mp though, just need to try some different game modes out as...
Forum: Video Games Forum 17-11-2017, 14:37
Replies: 86
Views: 4,714
Posted By ascender
Idiots question of the day..... how do you equip...

Idiots question of the day..... how do you equip items for use in multiplayer which you've won in supply drops?
Forum: Television Discussion 17-11-2017, 14:30
Replies: 488
Views: 55,365
Posted By ascender
Same here. I think it was the constant swearing...

Same here. I think it was the constant swearing and teenage boy innuendo that finally caused me to just give up. Thankfully Top Gear's return to form gave us something which was suitable for all of...
Forum: Television Discussion 17-11-2017, 14:26
Replies: 128
Views: 10,963
Posted By ascender
I think that's me out after the last episode. I...

I think that's me out after the last episode. I have no idea what they're thinking with the structure they're going for this season. I can only guess there was a meeting where someone suggested this...
Forum: Video Games Forum 17-11-2017, 06:02
Replies: 86
Views: 4,714
Posted By ascender
I’ve had a couple of games where I’ve been booted...

I’ve had a couple of games where I’ve been booted out, but am yet to see any glitches tbh.
Forum: Video Games Forum 16-11-2017, 12:40
Replies: 86
Views: 4,714
Posted By ascender
I'm really enjoying the multiplayer stuff...

I'm really enjoying the multiplayer stuff although its the usual early slog against the masses who've been levelling up for an insane amount of hours already.
Forum: Film Discussion 16-11-2017, 12:38
Replies: 56
Views: 6,854
Posted By ascender
This and the Good Housekeeping special issue last...

This and the Good Housekeeping special issue last week continues to give me faith that even with the change in director, the spirit from the first movie will live on in the sequel.
Forum: Music Discussion 12-11-2017, 18:54
Replies: 1,318
Views: 166,956
Posted By ascender
Gutted, was supposed to be seeing Royal Blood in...

Gutted, was supposed to be seeing Royal Blood in London next Tuesday but can’t make it due to work.

If anybody fancies a couple of standing tickets for face value, let me know.
Forum: Film Discussion 10-11-2017, 11:11
Replies: 54
Views: 6,378
Posted By ascender
Finally available to buy on iTunes, that's my...

Finally available to buy on iTunes, that's my afternoon sorted!
Forum: Television Discussion 10-11-2017, 09:53
Replies: 128
Views: 10,963
Posted By ascender
Hmmm, good point, I'd forgotten about that...

Hmmm, good point, I'd forgotten about that particular fall from grace! Did it ever recover?

At least The Walking Dead has one of the best theme songs and credits sequences of any current show - it...
Forum: Video Games Forum 08-11-2017, 21:45
Replies: 86
Views: 4,714
Posted By ascender
Reviews seem to be very good and it’s not set in...

Reviews seem to be very good and it’s not set in the future so I’m downloading it just now, very optimistic!
Forum: Television Discussion 07-11-2017, 19:36
Replies: 128
Views: 10,963
Posted By ascender
That was absolutely awful. I genuinely can't...

That was absolutely awful. I genuinely can't remember watching three episodes of such poor quality of a TV show which has previously hit some very high heights.

I didn't find the Rick scenes tense...
Forum: Television Discussion 07-11-2017, 17:29
Replies: 129
Views: 13,589
Posted By ascender
Nice one, thanks!

Nice one, thanks!
Forum: Television Discussion 02-11-2017, 19:53
Replies: 128
Views: 10,963
Posted By ascender
Just watched episode 2. Literally no idea what’s...

Just watched episode 2. Literally no idea what’s going on ��
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