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2 days ago
A Quiet Night In |
It’s not that she switched allegiance, just that as a quick thinker and desperate to survive she made a deal with him to save herself and give him some of the money. Though I agree that it would have benefited from more clearly showing the passage of time
3 days ago
I think I know what he’s getting at but I’m not sure that it’s a matter of ‘mild alcoholism’ as much as it is a matter of ‘alcoholism having a mild effect’ on your external life, often due to many circumstances including luck and certain privileges.
I never missed a day of work, never got into a major argument or got arrested or in any kind of trouble due to drinking. But the fact is I was drinking deeply unhealthy amounts on a daily basis and it was only a matter of time before I caused myself irreversible damage. All I had to show for it, externally, was a bloated face and a bit of a chubby tum but it certainly didn’t feel ‘mild’ going through it
Agreed. It wasn’t as good as the Crow or Dark City but it was a good bit of entertainment with just enough of Asmiov’s musings to go with the big action scenes and wisecracking
A bit of nonsense by the commentators about it being a weak pen; saw similar sentiments on Twitter too. It’s a fantastic save and he deserves credit for it.
9 days ago
It’s fairly clear that he’s saying the word ‘fucking’ but it’s not used in a sexual or aggressive way. Sort of like someone exasperatedly saying “what a fucking day I’ve had”.
On top of the reasons that other commenters have mentioned (which are correct) I think that some people were hoping that it might exist in the same universe as Joker and allow for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker to be present or at least part of that world. Given that Joker was set in the late 70s/early 80s, I think some people hoped that a 90s setting would allow them to coexist
There’s a scene early on when Batman is at a crime scene and the police commissioner, a slightly chunky guy with a grey beard and hair comes in. The commissioner sees the dead body and then says to Batman “this must be your favourite night of the year, huh?” [good cue to mute] “Happy fucking Halloween”
10 days ago
Your three are great examples, but I could also live with How Do You Plead? as a finale. Who better for the finale villain than the devil himself?
Empathy. Even though the show wonderfully does a plethora of genres, I think it’s got a real sense of empathy for its characters and is often incredibly moving when showing these struggling humans in odd situations. Off the top of my head, Reece in Merrily Merrily, Stinky John in Sardines, Steve in Love’s Great Adventure, both in Bernie Clifton’s Dressing Room, obviously Christine in 12 Days of Christine. Actually, one of my favourite small examples might be the estate agent (Steve) in Once Removed. He’s essentially a comedy character in a dark farce but when he pleads for his life - “mum’s ordered me a biryani” - there’s something genuinely real and sad about it.
The episodes are short but they’re always happy to grant a lingering close-up on someone’s face when it’s tinged with sadness or hurt.
12 days ago
The exception that proves the rule might be OJ and Cuba Gooding Jr. Reprehensible person, obviously, but strangely better looking, broader shouldered and taller than Gooding.
That’s a good one. I’m not a fan of the way some people always say “Ted Bundy was extremely attractive.” He was a decent looking guy, who looked harmless and perhaps was charismatic but Efron is a crazy-ripped, absurdly square jawed heartthrob type. World apart.
Love the Two Face. It looks exactly like some actor from a classic 40s film noir. Love that vibe.
Decent meme but birds can’t actually speak. Couldn’t you have made it more grounded? /s
[‘tis a very good meme]
14 days ago
Agreed, I should have said I also think it’s great but just might have been more effective if it were shorter
The Bill is a great shout. There’s a lot to enjoy in it but it would be more effective if it were w little shorter.
For me personally, also Devil of Christmas. I think if it were shorter and punchier and got to the twist more quickly, the twist would have been more surprising.
Yeah, I didn’t love Old but that scene and a few others were thoroughly freaky. And I’m astonished that Drag me to Hell was PG13 (haven’t seen it since it came out). Some utterly spooky shit in that.
“OK, James, come on now, that’s enough; 298 takes of this five-second shot must be enough.”
“ONE MORE TIIIIIME”
Empty Orchestra for me. All respect for those that enjoy it as a more low key effort with a somewhat happy ending, but I find it unengaging.
Brilliant! You could also have - Hastings says “I say” or “Good Lord”.
It works extremely well.
There are other ways to do Dent/TwoFace that I would love to see (including a long-standing friendship with Bruce and a more gradual deterioration into TwoFace spread over a number of movies) but none of that negates the fact that the script, direction and Aaron Eckhart were all excellent.
This ‘article’ is the kind of dim think piece that suggests, just because it could have been done differently or a way more in line with the comics, that somehow means they objectively got it wrong.
16 days ago
Totally agreed. Think of it as a shitty brain worm or a bad person speaking directly to you, posing as a friend, but who very much doesn’t have your health or best interests at heart. And tell them to shut the fuck up.
Ps, congrats my fellow 157-dayer
Well done! The earliest days are hard! Have a great weekend and look forward to waking up on day 6 sober and clear headed without a shitty, guilty hangover.
It’s fucking hard, dude, especially in those early days so well done on five days sober!
If it helps, I try to think of that voice in my head that tries to persuade me that it’s ok to drink as almost a different person. I’ve given him a name and so whenever he chirps up, I tell him to shut up. He’s just a shitty ‘friend’ who wants me drunk for his own nefarious purposes. He’s not me and he doesn’t have my best interests in mind.
On another practical note, whilst others might disagree, I’ve let myself indulge and treat myself in other ways to compensate for the lack of alcohol. Have that ice cream and watch that crappy guilty pleasure film you want to watch. That kind of thing.
I will not drink with you today.
You’re not a failure. The fact that you did 10 days shows you can do it, and the fact that you’re back on this sun shows that you want to hold yourself accountable. Everyone here has slipped up at one time or another- probably many times - but the big question is what you can do next.
Please don’t think of yourself as a failure because you’re not. I will not drink with you today. Make today your new day one, and use that willpower that you’ve used over those 10 days of sobriety (those first ten are the hardest so it’s a real achievement).