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Author:  hammard [ Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:08 pm ]
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The same, so many reality shows continue when they are just trash.

What adaptation have you hated the most in comparison to the source material?

Author:  Trumpetmike [ Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:15 pm ]
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War of the Worlds - they didn't really use the source material, aside from the title.


Is there one film/programme you are looking forward to seeing during this festive season?

Author:  hedwig [ Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:45 pm ]
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I'm looking forward to the Detectorists Christmas special, and the Sherlock special. And I'm looking forward to seeing Doctor Who when I get home tomorrow.

Same question!

Author:  PieMan70 [ Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:02 am ]
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I was looking forward to Dr Who and Sherlock,

Was any festive TV a dissapointment (I've not been on any other forums yet so in an hour or so I'll probably know the answer anyway)

Author:  hammard [ Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:06 am ]
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Peter and Wendy. Was really looking forward to a new version of Peter Pan but it was bollocks. It was people telling the story which might or might not have happened as a metaphor for disease or something (I don't know I switched it off). When Paloma Faith speaking in bells did the best acting on screen you should know you are in trouble.

What show are you looking forward to returning this year?

Author:  Veela Magnet [ Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:40 am ]
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hammard wrote:
Peter and Wendy. Was really looking forward to a new version of Peter Pan but it was bollocks. It was people telling the story which might or might not have happened as a metaphor for disease or something (I don't know I switched it off).
Yeah I found myself continually distracted by, well, anything else really -- ended up reading while it was on, and looking up whenever Tink was talking to read the subs.
hammard wrote:
When Paloma Faith speaking in bells did the best acting on screen you should know you are in trouble.
I'm sure she's a lovely person in real life, but my cynical side wonders if she had recorded dialogue (her mouth did match what she was saying), but the producers replaced her grating shrill with the tinkling of bells at the last minute?
hammard wrote:
What show are you looking forward to returning this year?
I'm so out of the loop with TV now, but I will certainly be watching Daredevil Season 2 when it's released!

Same Q!

Author:  hedwig [ Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:39 am ]
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Caught myself wondering when Person of Interest is back on UK screens just this morning! Also looking forward to the return of Agent Carter and the second half of Sleepy Hollow. Oh, and Penny Dreadful.

Same question.

Author:  hammard [ Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:42 am ]
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The Berlantiverse for me. Sky1 will now give me 4 nights of DC goodness :bigsmile:

Which film are you most looking forward to in 2016?

Author:  hedwig [ Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:28 pm ]
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hammard wrote:
The Berlantiverse for me.


Please to translate? I'm lost :lol:

I am looking forward to... er... Well it's hard to pick one, but Ghostbusters, Doctor Strange and whichever the next Star Wars is.

EDIT: Actually, scratch that: I'll pick Ghostbusters. Apparently posting decided me :p

Same question.

Author:  hammard [ Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:19 pm ]
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hedwig wrote:
hammard wrote:
The Berlantiverse for me.


Please to translate? I'm lost :lol:


The DC Comics shows of Greg Berlanti: Arrow, Flash, Supergirl & Legends of Tomorrow


Guess I should answer my own question then, probably Warcraft

Same question

Author:  Veela Magnet [ Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:54 pm ]
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Civil War, without a doubt -- super stoked for it!

Le same Q!

Author:  Saul Iscariot [ Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:12 am ]
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I think Rogue One, though there is Civil War and X-Men to also look forward to. And that is from the established franchises. Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange is a very interesting prospect. And there is always a part of me that hopes that Dad's Army is as good as I hope. Really there are too many films in 2016 that could be very, very good. But for me Rogue One.

If you could intentionally cosplay as an inappropriate character, i.e. Dress like Doctor Who at a Bill and Ted convention, who would you go as, and to which convention?

Author:  Basileus [ Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:34 pm ]
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John Steed to a MCU convention. I would also get someone to go along as Emma Peel or Cathy Gale.


Same question again.

Author:  hedwig [ Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:39 pm ]
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Starfleet uniform at a Battlestar Galactica convention ;)

Hammard - ah, gotcha :smallsmile: I've been watching Arrow on Amazon, I'd forgotten it was on Sky!

Same question.

Author:  Beaker [ Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:16 pm ]
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Turning up as Rolf Harris to a Harry Potter convention....that's a mistake I won't make again...

Same question

Author:  hammard [ Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:56 am ]
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Turning up as Van Helsing on a Twilight Convention. Just cos

What are your views on snow?

Author:  Saul Iscariot [ Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:17 pm ]
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I am kind of with the panda in the New York Zoo. Snow is fun, I maybe forty five but I love a good snowball fight. Also, get up first thing in the morning, just as the sun is coming out, and see those colours. Everything about snow makes me happy, even a bit slipping into my shoe.

Same question.

Author:  Basileus [ Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:49 pm ]
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When it's pristine and new and looking at it from the inside its lovely.

5 minutes later its a pain in the backside.. The slush lasts for days and your feet get soaked getting to and from work, and during dark everything is treacherous as it turns to ice.

And as a kid there was nothing worse than convincing yourself the last bit of white in a corner somewhere meant there was still snow about.

Where I lived it never lies that deep, it usually falls as the damp stuff, and turns to slush pretty quickly.

Same question

Author:  jumpin' jellybean [ Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:30 pm ]
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Snow is fantastic, unless you have to actually go anywhere or do anything. Then it's an almighty pain in the arse, especially if you live in a rural area.

What's your favourite thing about spring?

Author:  Basileus [ Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:31 pm ]
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The brighter days, the odd sunny day, but the temperature is just nice. This coupled with trees and plants starting to bloom. Basically the world waking up.

Is Princess Leia now a Disney Princess?

Author:  hedwig [ Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:28 pm ]
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Yes!

I make sure the shower curtain is pulled back every night before I go to bed, so if I have to get up in the night I'll know there aren't any serial killers/ghosts hiding in there. Do you do anything that's logical to you but no-one else?

Author:  hammard [ Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:06 pm ]
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Many things one example is I cannot sleep at night if all doors in the room are not firmly shut.

Do you think classic Disney films are fine to show to modern kids or are they dated and harmful?

Author:  jumpin' jellybean [ Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:39 pm ]
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For the most part, as with all media, they're fine as long as you talk about things that might be harmful. Kids need to learn critical thinking, and that should start at a young age. Teach your daughters that they can fetch the trimmin' if they want to, and your sons that they don't have to leave the sewing to the women (Jacques and Gus-Gus being discouraged from cutting and sewing in Cinderella really bugs me).

I think trying to protect children in an ideologically sound bubble is just as dangerous as letting them consume media without discernment or criticism. There's a big horrible world full of awful ways of thinking out there, and they need to be armed to deal with it.

What film from your childhood would you love to share with a child?

Author:  Basileus [ Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:29 pm ]
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Ohh that is a good question.

For starters I am going to be leaving out an obvious, as let's face it they will find Star Wars on their own.

Initially I was thinking along the lines of Goonies or Ghostbusters, but let's face it, they should find those as well, so they would be further down the list.

So thinking different eras/genres that a kid should see but never experience such a list would include, in no particular order - Arsenic and Old Lace, Bring up Baby, The Quiet Man, Kelly's Heroes, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World, Forbidden Planet.

I loved all of the above as a kid, but I think I would pick. Bringing Up Baby, Hepburn and Grant, throw in a leopard, and a script that you can grow into as the 30s screwball comedies were so intelligent.

Same question, I would like to find out other ideas.

Author:  Saul Iscariot [ Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:39 pm ]
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My daughter is now twenty four, but the first film I wanted her to watch and pay attention to was Life of Brian, followed by Blazin Saddles. I think this goes back to what JJ was saying about Disney films. Entertainment has to serve a greater purpose at times, and both these films poke fun at some things that need to be challenged. And not in a mean or negative way, they just expose certain things in a nice way that make you think.

I also think it is healthy for kids to watch films that are pure entertainment and flights of imagination. One of my favourites was PufnStuf or Gremlins 2. You just need to see kids caught up in the wonder or laughing so hard that they are almost in pain.

I loved some of the discussions we had after we'd watch films together. She also had a thing for vampires, watching too much Buffy with Dad at a young, impressionable age does that. I wanted her to watch Near Dark and The Lost Boys. Two very different films, but two of my favourites. She had to wait until she was a teenager for those though.

Same question.

Author:  hedwig [ Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:20 am ]
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I don't have a convenient child to try this out with, but I think that watching Clue with the right kid would be brilliant. And also give me someone to do the "1+1+2+1" routine with.

If you had to, would you get rid of your books or your dvds/blu-rays?

Author:  Saul Iscariot [ Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:22 am ]
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I'd have to keep my books, they are more varied and a greater source of both information and entertainment.

If you could pick one artist to represent your nation in Eurovision, who would it be and why?

Author:  Trumpetmike [ Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:08 pm ]
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The London Symphony Orchestra - because it would be a true pleasure to hear proper musicians rather than the over-rated "singers" that would normally be forced upon our ears (preferably in a work written by David Arnold)

Does this make me a musical snob?

Author:  jumpin' jellybean [ Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:12 pm ]
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No, but it does make you sound like someone who doesn't get Eurovision :longwink:

Do you do twitter Eurovision?

Author:  Trumpetmike [ Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:09 pm ]
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No - I find it more rewarding to tweet about watching paint dry


Is Eurovision best experienced when drunk?

Author:  PieMan70 [ Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:40 pm ]
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It can help, but in all honesty just tweeting along helps

Do you get drunk often?

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