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  • Anyone else find the shining to be terrible?

    I love the Shining , it’s subjective but it’s a master class in tension building and horror and  a total onion too , so many layers to it... but I get it , not for everyone 
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey in IMAX

    Would kill to see this, I managed to get my hands on an original screenplay with notes once’s, and early versions were much more inline with the book.

    its the 50th anniversary, I tried asking about it on a lunch a couple of times , to hear Jim and Aron’s experience with the movie but don’t think they got round to it

    Disclaimer 2001 is my favourite movie , like a lot of Kubrick , it can be slow at times you’ve just got to sit back and let it wash over you , the overall experience is more rewarding than anything I’ve ever seen from any other director.

  • New Hardcore History

    @Hatorian Sorry for the delayed response, I was worried with the Old Breed might just sit on a shelf, but I started it this week and flying through it! What a book and I've not been able to put it down, will definitely give the Pacific a watch after i've finished.

    Rise and Fall is such a good book, but pretty difficult to read in parts because of the subject matter, but I got a much better understanding of the 'Why?' of it all from the German perspective.

    I'm up for giving the forgotten solider a try after this, any more recommendations i'm keen, have you ever done the 'Men at Arnhem'? Another from my bro?

  • New Hardcore History

    I've ordered With the Old Breed, so looking forward to diving into it, honestly I've not ready anywhere near enough from the Pacific Theatre 

    I've got Inferno but not read it yet, liked Overlord, just finished  The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich Book by William L. Shirer, a good comprehensive history with that focus.  The court of the red Tsar by Sebag Montefiore is pretty easy reading and gives context on the story of the Eastern front overall would recommend both!
  • That's a Bald Move Picard

    Patrick Stewart on TNG 

    "I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course. It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.

    During these past years, it has been humbling to hear stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership. I feel I'm ready to return to him for the same reason – to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.

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