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    Intelligence test: What do these stars have in common?

    Subtitled 'I've Scored In More Ways Than One!'
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    Brexit: The Official Thread

    My money's on the latter.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Having been at a friend's house on Saturday night and necked several beers yesterday was unsurprisingly a low-activity Sunday, helped by Dr No being on telly in the afternoon. I closed the curtains and settled back with the 'modest acorn from which the mighty oak grew'. Connery is of course excellent on his debut ... insouciant, charming, amusing yet tough and ruthless when the situation demands it. And it's a shame Lord didn't continue as Leiter. Love the little touches like the 'freelance' licking her camera's flashbulb and Bond checking his watch while snogging Miss Taro.
  4. The usage of clips from the original in an advert for the Halifax building society here in the UK coupled with that shite from a couple of years ago makes me think the franchise's reputation currently can't sink much lower, so what the hell ... bring on a 3rd movie, why not.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    My experience with Split - 'McAvoy is excellent, but why have superpowers appeared in a horror-thriller about a dude with Multiple Personality Disorder? BAH, they don't fit and I'm pissed off now. *Willis cameo at the end* Oh, so it's a belated semi-sequel to Unbreakable? Meh, that revelation came far too late. I'm still pissed off'. Consequently not sure I can be bothered with Glass.
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    Brexit: The Official Thread

    A 97 year old probably shouldn't have been driving, but I suspect the stubborn old bugger wouldn't have listened to anyone advising him not to anyway.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Way to run a joke into the ground ... and then keep going.
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    THE ORVILLE - Show Discussion

    Re 'Primal Urges' ... any chance of simulator porn 'starring' the Captain's ex, I wonder? 😈
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    Have we slipped into an alternate universe? It's the only way that I can think of that the catering at a White House reception for college football champions would consist of a mass order from McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's and Dominos ... served on not-even-heated platters. Trump really is a classless cretin.
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    Brexit: The Official Thread

    Brexit truly is an omnishambles, to borrow a 'Tuckerism'.
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    Patrick Doyle's DEATH ON THE NILE (2020)

    I quite enjoyed Branagh's Murder On The Orient Express (admittedly I'd never seen any previous adaptation, so both the victim and killer(s) were surprises to me which probably helped). Suspect Death On The Nile will certainly be more fun than the gloomy crap that was the Malkovich-starring ABC Murders the Beeb served up at Christmas.
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    The Official Pop and Rock Music thread

    At the time of Innuendo's release, the fact that Freddie was dying was only known to Queen and their inner circle. Makes listening to 'The Show Must Go On' and 'These Are The Days Of Our Lives' nowadays all the more poignant.
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    Mission: Impossible 7 & 8

    With Mendes not directing the next one, doubtful that Newman would make it 3 in a row. Maybe Arnold can be tempted back.
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    Mission: Impossible 7 & 8

    I wish the Bond producers had their shit together to the extent the M:I ones do.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    I remember Empire's review saying that its depiction of marriage as a bleak prison was unusual outside of 'indie' dramas. I rather liked that.