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    Not sure it's nostalgia so much as simply...

    Not sure it's nostalgia so much as simply revisiting a fun premise.
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    The righteous need not cower before the drumbeat...

    The righteous need not cower before the drumbeat of human progress. Though the song of yesterday fades into the challenge of tomorrow, God still watches and judges us. Evil lurks in the datalinks as...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJJrkyHas78 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJJrkyHas78

    Looks like it could be fun, in an Alien 4 kind of way.

    EDIT: Or perhaps an Alien vs. Predator kind of way.
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    ^ That sounds like it could work quite well. I...

    ^ That sounds like it could work quite well.

    I don't think watching foreign films or TV shows with subtitles is a very effective way of learning the language, but it has to be amongst the most...
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    The Nights of Cabiria (1957), as recommended by...

    The Nights of Cabiria (1957), as recommended by Juan Carlo some months back.

    Giulietta Masina's performance as the eponymous Cabiria makes this film. I could watch her expressions and listen to...
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    People say that J. J. Abrams is more suited to...

    People say that J. J. Abrams is more suited to Star Wars. This may be true, but it doesn't make me any more inclined to see his product in that franchise either. The greater crime of Into Darkness...
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    Can't say the new Star Wars trailer did anything...

    Can't say the new Star Wars trailer did anything for me. It's strange, because I got excited for the prequel trailers back in the day, and I used to own a whole passel of Star Wars novels. I'm just...
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    Thanks for the links! Wait, there are Hugo...

    Thanks for the links!

    Wait, there are Hugo awards in categories other than Best Novel? Oh yes -- Le Guin won some of them.



    Ugh. Blockbuster, lowest-common-denominator garbage already gets...
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    The Return (2003) Directed by Andrey...

    The Return (2003)

    Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, recently of Leviathan fame. Two brothers are reunited with a father they've never known; they venture into the wilderness.

    I really wanted to...
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    This, incidentally, is where I stopped watching...

    This, incidentally, is where I stopped watching and swore off Tarantino forever.
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    Paris, je t'aime 18 short films (5 minutes...

    Paris, je t'aime

    18 short films (5 minutes each) about love, set in the City of Lights. A worthy excursion, featuring the talents of many talented directors and actors, but the kaleidoscope effect...
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    In my experience, most films that are longer than...

    In my experience, most films that are longer than they need to be are action films, with excessive and unnecessary action sequences as the major culprit. The recent Hobbit films come to mind (I've...
  13. Microsoft Flight Simulator. ... too soon?

    Microsoft Flight Simulator.


    ... too soon?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQx_SrKS1sQ In...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQx_SrKS1sQ

    In this ever changing world, it's good to have something we can rely on. 007 returns!

    But really: "You've got a secret. Something you can't tell...
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    I have to admit I struggle a bit with the idea of...

    I have to admit I struggle a bit with the idea of not owning a television. Notwithstanding that there is the occasional program on free-to-air worth watching, the large screen is invaluable for...
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    Life Affirming or Feel Good Films

    A recent post in the "Wot films are you watching?" thread got me thinking about a certain kind of film: the kind able to cheer you up when you're feeling down, that restores your faith in humanity...
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    I'm curious why you think this. The narrative I'm...

    I'm curious why you think this. The narrative I'm aware of, which I accord some validity in light of my own experiences and perceptions, is that television today is in the midst of a kind of...
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    The worst scene in Interstellar is the one where...

    The worst scene in Interstellar is the one where Anne Hathaway uses her lady feelings to decide which planet the spacecraft should land on. It had me cringing in my seat and wishing for the...
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    It's a pity the Japanese weren't able to (or...

    It's a pity the Japanese weren't able to (or interested in) recovering the vessel themselves. A great beast risen from the depths ... a potent symbol indeed.
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    With respect to your previous post, it occurs to...

    With respect to your previous post, it occurs to me that most (all?) nations have their own equivalent of laws against apostasy -- laws against treason.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1bX3F7uTrg I...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1bX3F7uTrg

    I like Adam Curtis, but this is still great -- and true.
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    Nations are no more real than Gods and plenty of...

    Nations are no more real than Gods and plenty of people are willing to kill in their name, and generally face little disapproval for doing so. Quite the opposite, in fact.

    Of course one salient...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxiwXQS4yQM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxiwXQS4yQM
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veNf-bz99cI ...

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    China builds 57-story building in 19 days.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5fZu-1bt6Y ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5fZu-1bt6Y

    That is some Lovecraftian shit right there.
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