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  1. Movie/TV recommendations

    Not being a superhero comic fan I do not know which of those is Quicksilver. 'course, that also means they all look like dorks to me, so perhaps that's ok?
  2. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Yeah, more I see it, the more the parallels make sense... Royal family thing is Zakalwe's past. Golden arm man / woman = 'Cheradenine Zakalwe' and his odd life. Lady in the car = Diziet Sma Spitting lady = Pursuing lady whose name I forget but knows the truth and hates Zakalwe. Then the whole creepy technology guys are the Culture observing everything. Hovering guns are pretty much the drones. I like it. I can see how this would be how you'd go about making a movie of the book in a nutshell.
  3. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    This is as near as dammit a music video to Iain M Banks work, especially reminds me of Use of Weapons? NSFW though, be warned.
  4. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Panda Su: (Still no idea how to embed a YouTube) :-S
  5. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    I'm not sure how to add a YouTube video, the interface confounds me. This is a great song though.
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    @brannigan: Do that? Baby, you've got a stew going. God. Arnie's eyes! :-S
  7. Under the Skin

    Yeah, sorry, I recall I was getting through the last of a rather nice bottle of single malt I'd got for Christmas, so may have been a bit all over the place and 'enthusiastic':)
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    Hey, not sure why this isn't quoting my quote too when replying to this, so I've tried to do it manually? Forgive me for my forum fail, I've struggled to do right Anyway... I was thinking about this recently, as it's been my habit to revisit old Eraserhead a couple of times since I got the BR of it back when I originally posted, trying to figure out the magical position it's held for me. Something was missing and I've come to the odd position that I preferred it in the following way. It's one of those films that I think is tied to a particular way of viewing it, as I saw it first on a tiny black and white Mitsubishi television I had in my room as a teenager. - it must have been all of 13" screen if that and the curvature of a fish bowl. It had a dial rather than buttons, and you tuned it in to the channel you wanted to watch. So mostly everything was filtered through a grainy, staticky picture and image that had to be adjusted depending on the weather and foibles of the aerial on top of it. At worst you'd have to adjust as you watched. Kind of the opposite of HD and 3D, I think it actually lent something special to the films I watched on it, not being entirely sure you'd get a good enough image and sound to see the whole thing. Super nostalgia vision perhaps? But for Eraserhead, I think it lent a special kind of grainy effect I actually miss with the HD version. Yeah, so contrary like that I guess, but I think it suited the film TL:DR: Watch the film through a fine filter of cosmic background radiation, it kinda looks and sounds better?
  9. Under the Skin

  10. Under the Skin

    I should also add the book this is based on is a haunting, strange read and well worth your time
  11. Under the Skin

    Apologies if this isn't the right place to post or a duplicate, but I loved Glazers work on Sexy Beast and Birth, and this is such an enticing teaser for a guy like me who loves Lynchian films Could watch that over and over
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    I recently made a decision to try Blu Ray rather than streaming or downloads. Tonight I'm revisiting the film that blew my 13 year old mind, Eraserhead. Holy crap David Lynch. You have a lot to answer for
  13. Elite: Dangerous (Kickstarter)

    This game needs more love now the very decent looking combat test alpha is out Lot of great gameplay videos on youtube showing some pretty interesting mechanics, such as shutting down your ships systems to run cold and silent to avoid detection, which causes your ships cockpit glass to slowly ice over. TrackIR support looks very good too, with Oculus support coming. Certainly good to see Braben release something so polished, especially with Star Citizens dogfighting delayed. I'm guessing the original Elite wasn't a huge phenomenon in the US due to it originating on the BBC Micro, it seems it's not getting half as much attention as in the UK.