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by jimbobmitch
Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MUSIC: Your absolute favourite ever band/artist of all time?
Replies: 97
Views: 5425

I'm going to go for Richard Thompson, the finest guitarist and singer/songwriter the UK has produced in many a year.

I'm going to side with the Floyd = overated tosh.
by jimbobmitch
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Concert for Diana
Replies: 27
Views: 1822

You may be correct nowadays, Dudley, but I used to buy the Mail (a paper by Nazi's, for Nazi's) regularly for an ex's mother and there wasn't a week that went past without a 'Di' picture or headline. This was years after she died, too. Perhaps they've handed the torch on to the Express. :x The semi-...
by jimbobmitch
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Concert for Diana
Replies: 27
Views: 1822

Getting back to the Diana thing :roll: I personally found the whole thing sickening and morally repugnant. I love music and sat through pretty much the whole thing but I have to say I was gritting my teeth for long periods, and not just when Ricky G was on. My problem with it is that it's utterly di...
by jimbobmitch
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Favourite Bill Murray film
Replies: 27
Views: 2708

Groundhog Day is my fave, Ghostbusters a close second and Lost In Translation third. The fact that Groundhog Day manages to overcome Andie MacDowell (sp?) speaks huge volumes about how good the rest of the cast and how good the writing and ideas are. The sequence with the alarm clock and his repeate...
by jimbobmitch
Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 40
Replies: 122
Views: 14206

The first game I remember playing was Manic Miner on the 48k Spectrum (ah, the Blue Danube), but I think my dad bought that one. The first game I remembe buying was one of the Dizzy games (also on the Spectrum) but I don't recall which one.
by jimbobmitch
Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Movies
Replies: 436
Views: 29462

I saw Oceans 13 with the missus the other night and it is definitely better than 12, which mostly bored the arse off me. It's lighter, funnier, cleverer and less smug With 12, the whole 'Julia Roberts' thing (I won't spoil it for those that haven't seen it; those that have will know what I'm talking...
by jimbobmitch
Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Martial art movies
Replies: 241
Views: 43246

British film martial artists are somewhat thin on the ground. Ray Park (Darth Maul) is very good, but he seems to have dropped off the map... :( I watched 'Fearless' last night, or 'Jet Li's Fearless' as it insisted on calling itself. For a modern film, the dubbing was truly awful, so much so I almo...
by jimbobmitch
Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is it time for the PS1 to receive the retro treatment?
Replies: 34
Views: 2840

I'm going to fit in mostly with the consensus here - whilst I would very much like to read a retroinspection on the PS1 it's probably too soon. I do think that the PS1 is a bit of a special case, however - other consoles launched at a similar time (N64, Saturn, Jaguar) are all firmly 'retro' (sorry ...
by jimbobmitch
Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Your Fav Indiana Jones Film
Replies: 37
Views: 6192

There's things to love in all 3, but it has to be Raiders for me. Temple of Doom has a great opening and finale but the screeching woman (yes, I know she was boinking Spielberg) and annoying kid ruin it for me. Last Crusade is very satisfying all over but feels too polished and a little pleased with...
by jimbobmitch
Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Martial art movies
Replies: 241
Views: 43246

Yep, if there ever was an award for the most wooden acting, he would probably win it. :D
Careful now, you can't say that whilst Chuck Norris is watching...

If you can see Chuck Norris, you are being watched.
If you can't see Chuck Norris, you may be only moments from death.

:D
by jimbobmitch
Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: im becoming my dad!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2008

I've come to terms with my becoming my father. :lol: Not so bad, really, he's a top bloke generally and we play in a band together so he still rocks. I look like a younger version of him - glasses, paunch (damn the beer) and goofy grin. I'm just a bit taller and my hair is a different colour. :) Mrs...
by jimbobmitch
Thu May 31, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Martial art movies
Replies: 241
Views: 43246

I've got a lot of time for Yuen Biao, he's very good. I believe that Jackie Chan is on record as saying that Biao is the better martial artist. That makes sense to me, as Jackie has always seemed more of the acrobat than the fighter. Well worth tracking down "The Prodigal Son", it's directed by Samm...
by jimbobmitch
Tue May 29, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: OFFICIAL FEEDBACK FOR ISSUE 38 ***
Replies: 135
Views: 19847

Just been devouring my copy over a long weekend :D

I liked it a lot, particularly the Goldeneye article. I accept that some of the articles are going to pass me by, like a lot of the NES stuff, but I always learn something new!

Availability is an issue, though, so I'm subscribing soon! :D
by jimbobmitch
Fri May 25, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Martial art movies
Replies: 241
Views: 43246

One of the things I've always enjoyed about watching these movies is the different styles of combat used, and how they differ! For example, Jaa's Muay Thai is, as I say, concentrated on getting in close and personal (though there are a few flying kicks/knees involved in getting there) and then bring...
by jimbobmitch
Fri May 25, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: New Transformers Movie Trailer!!
Replies: 29
Views: 4223

I have to say I'm unexpectedly excited about this movie. :shock: I had a few transformer toys when I was a kid and I watched the odd episode of the cartoon, but I was never really a fan. The toys were cool because they were ingeniously designed. I do remember being concerned about the changes of sca...