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  1. Heartofice

    DCEU: Killer Clowns from Gotham City

    The reaction to the movie is almost as interesting as the movie itself i agree. Only is as much as it seems to have been used as some sort of political football, something everyone can overlay their own agendas onto. Really the movie makes very few political noises and the ones it does make about capitalism and inequality or the media are either blindingly obvious or so poorly drawn out as to not be worth discussing. It’s not a work of art, but it’s an above average comic book movie and should be treated as such. That there seems to be a section of the media that wants to portray this movie as catnip for incels, says more about that section of the media than it does about the movie. In the same way that the counter argument that this movie is anti SJW or against cancel culture is just as wildly inaccurate. It’s none of those things. Its worth watching the Joker if only to really gain perspective on the level of bull being touted around about it. It is often quite unpleasant to watch and you might not even enjoy it, but it is a bit odd to see those coming and trying to discuss the social implications of a movie they refuse to watch.
  2. Heartofice

    DCEU: Killer Clowns from Gotham City

    I’d say just watch the movie as none of the these reviews you are reading bare any real relation to the film at all. Anyway, Pattison is turning into a great actor and so I’m not unhappy to see him as Batman. He’s a bit too skinny and gangly right now, but if he can get hold of some of Bales steroids I think he will be fine.
  3. Heartofice

    DCEU: Killer Clowns from Gotham City

    Yeah that is an odd critique of the movie. It’s also not in any way accurate as it blindly forgets all the white people who piss Arthur off, of which there are more.
  4. How would a trade deal with the US affect the UK governments ability to aquire private property from British companies? Even if India asked for easier access for its citizens to move and work in the UK, it certainly would never be 'freedom of movement' in the same way that the EU has.
  5. Lol. I’m sure you are being deliberately obtuse here and you know full well the difference. Also best not using EU elections as a barometer of making meaningful changes. While the EU doesn’t directly prevent nationalisation of industries it’s does make it a lot more difficult due to its rules on compensation for acquiring private property. Add in State aid rules and you can see why Corbyn would be less enamoured with the EU... as it’s very far from being a simple trading unit.
  6. Heartofice

    DCEU: Killer Clowns from Gotham City

    Yeah sure, I agree you can do all that of course. That doesn’t however make any of that criticism correct or even valid. Your second example for instance would be particularly eye rolling in relation to this movie.
  7. Heartofice

    DCEU: Killer Clowns from Gotham City

    Like what for example ?
  8. You would concede that being part of the EU is not the same as a Free Trade Agreement however? Thats not really true either. You could even say it could go the exact opposite direction were Corbyn to come into power, and he suddenly had the ability to nationalise everything.
  9. It's a pretty good idea to mistrust anything Boris and his team are saying, but at the same time I think having a healthy dose of scepticism around everything else we are hearing is a good idea. We've heard a lot of things in the media and from the EU which have turned out to simply not be true, and that tends to get heavily skimmed over after the fact. I think it's closer to say we are rarely being given the whole truth about anything. I'm really talking about numerous publications and twitterers and MPs who have changed tac in the last few days, moving away from scares about no deal, to pushing a new story that we should now be scared of any deal because its not remain or trying to scare us all into believing we are heading for Libertarian nightmare. You are talking about a free trade agreement. That is very different to joining a supranational organisation who's laws supercede national laws and which has competences in numerous areas of British life. I'd take chlorinated chicken (lol) over that for sure. Some level of harmony makes sense, but it doesn't mean we need to mirroring them in every way. That's really not a fact. Long term we could all be a lot better off.
  10. Heartofice

    DCEU: Killer Clowns from Gotham City

    I'd be more interested in seeing the statistic for how many gamers are mass shooters.
  11. Heartofice

    Watch, Watched, Watching: Hunting Minds

    Watched a couple of the Netflix movies released recently: In the Tall Grass and Fractured Both are in every way a 'straight to DVD' release and I guess that is exactly what Netflix is going for these days. Essentially genre movies that don't ever try and do anything interesting or different, but tick a number of genre boxes so that people know what to expect when they watch. I liked both movies on some level, they were enjoyable, but also kinda predictable and didn't surprise me in any way. 2.5 out 5 star movies. This is now the standard for movies on Netflix I think, I don't see very much that would qualify as 'really good' in the movie category. It's TV shows are a lot better I will admit. But I am considering my subscription now.
  12. Heartofice

    DCEU: Killer Clowns from Gotham City

    I know I've gone from opening my car door with my carkey, to just running up to cars and pulling people out and driving off. It's so much quicker and saves on car tax.
  13. Actually it has always been about whether you want Britain to be a part of a supranational organisation that compromises British sovereignty. I mean you remember the whole 'take back control' thing right? I'd say most leavers are very happy to have a solid and close relationship with Europe post-Brexit, they just don't want to be part of the EU. Again, if you don't agree with those policies, you are able to vote out a government that is doing things you don't like.. Although Corbyn himself would like to well rid of the EU in order to enact many of the policies he has been dreaming of, so the Tories are hardly alone in seeing the benefits and freedom of being outside the EU. On another note, I have found it interesting how the conversation around Brexit in the media has shifted dramatically over the past few days. We've gone from outrage that Boris was lying about even bothering to come up with a deal (silence on this in the media now for some reason), to outrage that Boris has come up with a deal that could never be accepted and is obviously a plan to go for no deal (silence on this as well interestingly.) Now that we are closer to a deal, the outrage and panic has moved away from the dangers of no deal, to the dangers of a deal and how we should now not want a deal at all.
  14. Of course you could just vote in Corbyn if you don’t like any of that.
  15. Heartofice

    Watch, Watched, Watching: Hunting Minds

    Finished season 1 of Mindhunter. My initial misgivings about the show centred around Holden Fords romance sections as that all felt so Hollywood and cliched, plus the first episode doesn’t really tend to go anywhere. However as the show rolled on it became incredibly good, especially any of the interviews with the ‘sequence killers’
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