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by xsfat
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: What have you recently watched?
Replies: 6782
Views: 429281

Re: What have you recently watched?

Went to see the advanced screening of the new Suspiria
It borrows the basic plot from Dario Argento's orginal classic, but it is essentially more of a re-imagine than a remake.
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by xsfat
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: What have you recently watched?
Replies: 6782
Views: 429281

Re: What have you recently watched?

https://pursuenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/NUN-04795r.jpg http://www.liveforfilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/the-nun.png The Nun had lots of cool bits - demon nuns, old abandoned castle, Romania and great production design, but too many artificial jump scares and bad comic relief. The Nun...
by xsfat
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: What have you recently watched?
Replies: 6782
Views: 429281

Re: What have you recently watched?

Just watched Spielberg's Ready Player One on the big screen.
This is a visual treat, full of gaming nostalgia, but characters lack any real depth/development

Has anyone seen the new Romper Stomper series? Is it good?
by xsfat
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: NZ election 2017
Replies: 139
Views: 10067

Re: NZ election 2017

I'd prefer most things over Winston Peters. What a shit outcome. Greens had slightly less votes than NZ First, but it seems they failed to achieve a similar degree of policy wins or influence as NZ First in the negotiations. It seems like you have to be a deceitful and manipulative operator to get a...
by xsfat
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: NZ election 2017
Replies: 139
Views: 10067

Re: NZ election 2017

I'm quite attracted to TOP's principled approach to policy, and I think they would add some diversity in Parliament, so I might vote them.
by xsfat
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Merry Xmas punkas 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2601

Re: Merry Xmas punkas 2016

Happy holidays Pert. It was a pretty ordinary Sunday. Are you back in NZ?
by xsfat
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lord of the fries
Replies: 43
Views: 3562

Re: Lord of the fries

The burger I had was decent, probably a bit too much sauce though.
A friend ordered the American hot-dog thingy, and the vege-dog was disgusting. I tried it and the texture was pretty close to a wet sponge...
by xsfat
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lord of the fries
Replies: 43
Views: 3562

Lord of the fries

Is the Auckland one any good? I couldn't find their menu online, any recommendation?
by xsfat
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Auckland Local Election
Replies: 16
Views: 1890

Re: Auckland Local Election

In terms of Mayor, Phil Goff is tipped to win, since apparently no one else has any real 'name recognition'. I can't see much difference in Phil Goff and Len Brown in their approach, so it looks like business as usual, except Phil Goff can be more dignified in public and in office... I'm pretty sure...
by xsfat
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Auckland Local Election
Replies: 16
Views: 1890

Auckland Local Election

Fellow Aucklanders, who are you voting for, and why? Most mayoral candidates are lacklustre, inept, lacking in grammar, or just plain delusional about what can be achieved as a Mayor. I'm considering voting Chloe Swarbrick for Mayor, simply because she's young, writes well, appears entrepreneurial, ...
by xsfat
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pokémon Go
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: Pokémon Go

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by xsfat
Wed May 25, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: TED Talks
Replies: 22
Views: 3780

TED Talks

I've been unemployed for about a month. For the first time in a long time, I've been able to potter around, and I've watched quite a few TED Talks. Not sure if anyone else is a fan. These are my favourites so far. Anyone else with TED Talk recommendations? https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vu...
by xsfat
Tue May 17, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: J Solo Project headlining Valhalla - Wellington 7/4
Replies: 202
Views: 26300

Re: J Solo Project headlining Valhalla - Wellington 7/4

it's 4am and I'm laughing deliriously through most of this
by xsfat
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Confessions
Replies: 23
Views: 2139

Re: Confessions

I took a dump at an open home. It was exhilarating...
Yeah I write down the sku number for salted cashews (cheaper) when buying unsalted cashews. I resent paying more for not wanting salt...
by xsfat
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: In your opinion what makes NZ more desirable than countries?
Replies: 143
Views: 8986

Re: In your opinion what makes NZ more desirable than countries?

perhaps because we have ACC, but the insurance overseas cover an element of personal injury (and related legal wrangling costs etc)
by xsfat
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: What have you recently watched?
Replies: 6782
Views: 429281

Re: What have you recently watched?

Godzilla - lacking quality in acting and script, but still entertaining to see monsters battle and level the city. Way better than the 90s Godzilla film http://ilovehdwallpapers.com/download/godzilla-film-2014-1024x768.jpg Suburban Gothic - low budget campy horror - unemployed graduate returns home...
by xsfat
Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Greece
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: Greece

No mention of Goldman Sach structuring complex derivative deals with Greece, which allowed Greece to hide the true extent of its debts. Greece managed to keep within the Maastricht rules for Euro zone membership, largely because of complex financial deals created by the investment bank, and they end...
by xsfat
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: What have you recently watched?
Replies: 6782
Views: 429281

Re: What have you recently watched?

I have been watching a bunch of decent horror films lately Mama - decent horror about two young girls found after surviving in the wild for 5 years - who has been keeping them alive... this starts off strongly with good scares, but story becomes a little bland http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/under...
by xsfat
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: What have you recently watched?
Replies: 6782
Views: 429281

Re: What have you recently watched?

Kwaidan - astonishing classic Japanese ghost stories - the soundtrack is nightmare inducing; the colour is vivid https://uponobservingthis.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/kwaidan-snow-ghostwoman.jpg Grabbers - alien blood-sucking life-form invade rural seaside Ireland. the only way to keep everyone saf...
by xsfat
Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: What have you recently watched?
Replies: 6782
Views: 429281

Re: What have you recently watched?

Just finished Shameless US Season 5 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61iMZDNIqXL._SX940_.jpg CBGB - set in the 1970s, highlighting the beginnings of CBGB and its early notoriety http://label-55.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/cbgb1.jpg Happythankyoumoreplease - rom com about 6 New Yorkers and a foste...
by xsfat
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Right to Life = Duty to Live?
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

Re: Right to Life = Duty to Live?

Hot on the heels of the recent Canadian Supreme Court decision, a similar case has been initiated in NZ:
http://www.nzlawyermagazine.co.nz/news/ ... 98386.aspx
by xsfat
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Right to Life = Duty to Live?
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

Right to Life = Duty to Live?

For those who are interested or feel strongly about the right to die on your own terms and by your own choosing Here's a neat commentary on a recent landmark Canadian Supreme Court unanimous decision that will finally decriminalise assisted suicide by medical physicians in Canada http://pundit.co.nz...
by xsfat
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: What have you recently watched?
Replies: 6782
Views: 429281

Re: What have you recently watched?

Kung Fu Jungle - a serial killer is targeting martial arts experts; a prisoner is temporarily released to track down the killer; the star of Ip Man in another martial arts epic http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-50WS-4WhLkY/VBZZi5SrTcI/AAAAAAAACFs/5l6HZJs-Xeo/s1600/news3.jpg Zombeavers - six adult teens tak...
by xsfat
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Sex in the Office Seen by a Bar Full of People
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Sex in the Office Seen by a Bar Full of People

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11395296 Two colleagues who unwittingly put on an office sex show for a popular Christchurch pub across the road could lose their jobs, an employment law expert believes. The two amorous employees of insurance firm Marsh Ltd left the ...
by xsfat
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: What have you recently watched?
Replies: 6782
Views: 429281

Re: What have you recently watched?

It's above average, helped by the acting, but the story was a bit irritating... one girl hooks up with the guy and hides it from the other girl, while the other girl attempt to hook up with the guy... It sounds like a teen rom-com, but it's more of a drama, saved by the acting chemistry between Olse...
by xsfat
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: What have you recently watched?
Replies: 6782
Views: 429281

Re: What have you recently watched?

Side Effects - A deceptive thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh - housewife becomes depressed after her husband's release from prison So she takes medication which induces sleep walking and stabs her husband. The psychologist is scrutinised over his prescription, and he begins to dig deeper... ht...
by xsfat
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: What have you recently watched?
Replies: 6782
Views: 429281

Re: What have you recently watched?

Another Earth - A planet slowly approaches Earth - this sets the scene for a devastating accident and how two individuals are affected by grief, regret and redemption. This is slow, mesmerising and thought provoking. Brit Marling is outstanding. http://cdn.badassdigest.com/uploads/images/14414/anot...
by xsfat
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: What have you recently watched?
Replies: 6782
Views: 429281

Re: What have you recently watched?

Wish I was Here - middle-age actor coming to terms with being ordinary and finding joy in the ordinary - Zach Braff's kickstarter project http://cdn4.pitchfork.com/news/54533/2f9886c7.jpg 22 Jump Street - Schmidt and Jenko go to college to catch drug dealers - just as mindless and hilarious as 21 J...
by xsfat
Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: What have you recently watched?
Replies: 6782
Views: 429281

Re: What have you recently watched?

Mortal Kombat Legacy S1 + S2 - a web-series of mini episodes featuring the fighters back-stories and leading up to the tournament. The brief episodes feels scattered and falls short of providing depth to the characters and story, but the live action moves and fatalities are delicious to see. http:/...
by xsfat
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: What have you recently watched?
Replies: 6782
Views: 429281

Re: What have you recently watched?

Selfish Giant - two misfit boys in a grim industrial town try their hand at collecting scrap metal and stealing copper wire to help make ends meet Like Ken Loach and Shane Meadows, director Clio Barnard shows a slice of life at the margins of poverty in UK. http://waytooindie.com/wp-content/uploads...

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