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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18


      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.

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  1. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Newer films)

    Darkest Hour - under superb prosthetics, a virtually unrecognisable Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill brilliantly. An amusing, stirring and at times moving film that I enjoyed very much; it would make for a ideal companion piece to Dunkirk.
  2. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    First thing that springs to mind about the Crowe one was him storming out of an interview to promote it when the interviewer pointed out that his accent in it wandered all over the place. It was OK; main problem with it now is that it's an 'origin' movie which ends with unresolved story strands, which is clearly never going to have a follow-up to it made.
  3. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    OI, I like Prince Of Thieves and Robin Of Sherwood! Have admittedly never seen the Flynn one. The 'FUCK OFF' version of Robin Hood should be that Beeb early Saturday evening one from about 10 years or so ago, in which Robin looked like he'd just stepped out of a boy-band and refused to kill the Sheriff's men due to some sort of Crusades-triggered version of PTSD *rolls eyes*.
  4. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Newer films)

    The Last Jedi for a second time ... this time the over-length and Johnson's desire to kick against/twist the SW 'lore' were a sight more noticeable, to the film's detriment. There's still stuff in it I dig, though.
  5. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Grosse Pointe Blank - delighted to find 20 years on that this funny, pacy and well-acted action-comedy-thriller was still as much fun as I remembered.
  6. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    The Eagle Has Landed - enjoyable WW2 adventure from the Jack Higgins novel with Michael Caine, Donalds Sutherland and Pleasance and Robert Duvall about a Nazi plot to snatch Winston Churchill from an English country house where he's staying before a planned visit to an airfield. It was free to view on the iPlayer after being on Beeb 2 on Boxing Day .
  7. Bye Bye 2017

    lol. Happy New Year.
  8. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Newer films)

    ^On that ... is 'The Room' itself actually worth seeing? 'Cause sometimes bad movies are hilariously entertaining, but the incompetence on display can also just be irritating.
  9. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    As the Pythons put it themselves about The Meaning Of Life ... 'Something to offend absolutely everybody'.
  10. The Doctor Who Thread.....

    I mostly enjoyed it, but I will say this ... I have watched some First Doctor stories, and he said nothing 'back in the day' as overtly sexist as some of the things Moffat had coming out of his mouth. It felt like a contrivance in order to show 'how far the show has come' with Whittaker's casting, and was probably a little disrespectful to William Hartnell. A pity.
  11. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Long standing myth? It's only in relatively recent years that Lazenby/OHMSS has been reappraised ... at the time, the general feeling was 'Well, he's not Connery'. No sense of danger? Sorry, but for me he's up there with Connery and Craig as the Bonds who seem properly 'tough'. Moore, Dalton and Brosnan ... not so much.
  12. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service - my annual festive season viewing (albeit the first time on Blu-Ray) of the most 'Christmassy' Bond film. Still one of the closest Bonds to the source novel, with the 'What if Lazenby had signed the contract to make further films?' thing that will forever hang over it ... for someone who wasn't really an actor following in Connery's mighty wake, he acquits himself admirably. Superb Barry score, one of the series' finest songs in Louis Armstrong's 'We Have All The Time In The World', one of the grisliest henchman demises in the whole series ('He had lots of guts!') and of course that heartbreaking ending. Superior Bond.
  13. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Don't panic about Disney's activities, there's nothing to worry about ... >2009: Disney buys Marvel >2012: Disney buys Lucasfilms >2017: Disney buys 21st Century Fox >2019: Disney buys Paramount Pictures >2022: Disney buys Universal Studios >2027: Disney attempts to buy Warner Bros, Warner Bros tells them to fuck off >2028: Disney, being highly pissed off, acquires their own private military >2029: Disney storms headquarters of Warner Bros, killing many, and taking the company by force >2032: Disney buys nukes from black market terrorists >2034: Disney buys Microsoft >2036: Disney declares war against the entertainment industry >2037: Skirmishes between private militaries occur in Hollywood and other places around the country >2038: Disney nukes Hollywood >2044: Disney buys the United States of America >2045: Disney reorganizes the American government into a totalitarian dictatorship, deemed "The People's Republic of Disney" >2047: People's Republic of Disney moves to annex Mexico and Canada with the military might of Mickey Mouse >2051: PRD buys celestial bodies such as the moon and Mars >2056: PRD colonizes Mars >2059: PRD colonizes rest of the solar system >2064: PRD starts construction of Dyson Sphere in the Sol System >2075: PRD scientists discover a form of FTL space travel >2078: First PRD voyage to Alpha Centauri system is successfully completed >2079: PRD successfully establishes a one world government >2080: PRD sends millions of military warships out throughout the galaxy, conquering extraterrestrial life on every planet and solar system >2092: Dyson Sphere in Sol System is complete >2100: PRD reaches type 3 civilization status, creating a Galactic Dictatorship under the people of Disney >2104: Marvel and X-Men fans are still excited about new movies
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    Star Wars : The Last Jedi - well, I see online fan-opinion is decidedly mixed and I did find it a little on the overlong side. However I also found it thrilling, spectacular, amusing and unexpectedly moving.
  15. Quentin Tarantino to possibly direct next Star Trek film

    I don't like it when previously 'adult' franchises (Die Hard, Robocop, Expendables etc) 'water down' their content in order to draw in teen audiences who then sit there looking at their phones/chatting anyway. I also don't like it when it happens in the opposite direction (with the possible exception of Logan). And with Discovery's content and Tarantino pushing for an 'R' for his movie, it seems that's what's happening to Trek.