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  1. Thread: The King...

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    Re: The King...

    Aw come on. Throw the French a bone... :tongue:
  2. Thread: The King...

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    Re: The King...

    What an awful movie. What a distorted retelling. It totally lacked dysentry, proper heraldry, gunpowder, decorated flagships(<-- I was actually looking forward to seeing Henry's flagship), other...
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    Re: Regarding Archimedes

    Much appreciated. :thumbsup2
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    Re: Regarding Archimedes

    Could you elaborate? I haven't heard this one before, but it sounds quite interesting.
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    Re: The Terror (AMC Series)

    That second season was different, which doesn't mean bad. As a matter of fact, I find it courageous to try 'different'. I found the theme of the Japanese internment camps interesting. It doesn't get...
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    Re: Favourite Military History Books

    delete
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    Re: Possible new Total War game: Troy?

    Duh me! for checking the trailer. :laughter:
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    Re: The Terror (AMC Series)

    First episode of a second season has been released. At first glance, this season seems unrelated to the first one, except for the shapeshifter theme. Ridley Scott is still executive producer so...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    Could you back up your claims with some data pls?
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    Sticky: Re: New Report: Immigrants behind majority of crime in Sweden

    Because there's no stopping people on the move. Legal or illegal, they'll get here. It's the price the West pays for foolish overseas adventures and our support for quite a few dubious kleptocrats....
  11. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 8 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    Last time I stepped into a toy shop(about a year ago) I was quite surprised at the amount of Game of Thrones dolls, mugs ,keychains and what not they were selling. Then there's the ads for Game of...
  12. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 8 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    I'm wondering how much this last season is affecting the sales of merchandise. And if so, how much. Somewhere, someone has to sit on a huge pile of unsold dolls and keychains, no?
  13. Re: Is there a difference between strategy and tactics?

    'Habsburg fought very few two-front wars, except when they did...' is not a very great way to start an argument. Anyways, I count 6 major defensive wars in a century, purposely not including the real...
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    Re: Wu Assassin's (Netflix)

    You expect good martial arts and good acting? :laughter:

    Mildly excited because it has Iko Uwais. (He can act you know, just not in English!)
    I really loved The Raid 1, and especially The Raid...
  15. Thread: Dark

    by LaMuerte
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    Dark

    'A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families. ' - IMDB

    'How boring can...
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    Re: Chernobyl (2019)

    What an epic. This was really great.
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    Re: Chernobyl (2019)

    Great music and sound effects during the last scene and when the end credits roll. Watch until the last second.
  18. Re: Best metal guitar solos for recent songs after 2010?

    If you want metal solos, look no further than Dragonforce. Amazing band, amazing sound engineering.

    There's more than one solos in this song, first a foretaste at 1:18 , main course starts at...
  19. Re: The Orville > renewed for season 3 > the Trek we deserve!

    Ah, The Orville... Always makes me chuckle. Glad they get another season.
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    Re: Chernobyl (2019)

    Amen to that.

    Chernobyl's story has been done so many times I was expecting 'just another' documentary/show on Chernobyl, not ... this. I really liked it.



    Quite unnerving for the viewer...
  21. Re: Historical Battles in old obscure movies, with links?

    The original from 1838, goes like this:

    'And then, as if impelled by a sudden and vehement inspiration, he stooped and took some earth from the ground. And then, placing it in his mouth, he...
  22. Re: Historical Battles in old obscure movies, with links?

    You'll probably like these too:

    The Battle on the Ice (1242) Alexander Nevsky (1938)

    Battle starts at minute 55.

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    Battle of Kiev (1036) Yaroslav Mudry (1981)
  23. Re: Historical Battles in old obscure movies, with links?

    Communism at its best.

    The Battle of Ongala (680) Khan Asparuh (1981)

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  24. Re: Is there a difference between strategy and tactics?

    A practical example of preventing a shift in the imbalance of power would be the Habsburg Empire in the 18th century. Surrounded on all sides by stronger major powers(France,Prussia,the Ottoman...
  25. Re: F-35 Goes Missing: Possible Global Ramifications For F-35 Program

    There will be no global ramifications for the f-35 programme. As others have stated, fighter planes crash during training...a lot. For example : out of 160 F-16's bought by Belgium, 34 got lost in...
  26. Thread: Warrior

    by LaMuerte
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    Warrior

    Trailer looks hot. Lots of familiar faces. Let's hope Warrior delivers. Premiers next thursday. I'm ready.:jedi:

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  27. Re: My translation of H.P. Lovecraft (collected works) is out...

    Congrats matey.

    Did you translate The Thing on the Doorstep? That one is my favorite Lovecraft story.

    Also, any words in particular that were a headache to translate? Or was it all pretty...
  28. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 7 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    My prediction : Arya gets slain by the Faceless Men because she has been abusing her super powers. And worse, she's not really discreet about it. She probably got greenlit after she did the Freys and...
  29. Re: The viking Rus invasion of Persia, told by a 10th century chronicler

    There are also the evil scientists. :laughter:

    As Tom Shippey puts it in his Laughing Shall I Die:

    The trouble with 'Vikings'

    If you say a question has an obvious answer, it's only fair to...
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    Re: Square Formations

    During the Era of Mobile Field Armies(1690's-1730's) the Austrian Habsburgs used to deploy their infantry regiments in square formation when facing the Ottomans.

    The question of how to maximize...
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    Re: Hunger strike for the climate

    :thumbsup2 (LaMuerte chuckles)...good times!
  32. Re: Kingdom - South Korean Zombie Movie by Netflix

    I really missed deviousness-in-script I usually asociate with good South Korean movies and series. Surprising plot twists, unexpected reversals, heroes taking it too far slowly morhping into bad guys...
  33. Re: Kingdom - South Korean Zombie Movie by Netflix

    Didn't like it. I expected something more ambiguous from a South Korean series. All in all it was pretty dull and straightforward. Zombies were pretty pathetic to behold. Lacks basic understanding...
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    Re: Need id of 80ís movie/tv movie/show

    Isn't that scene from V, the 1984 series? I can't find the particular scene you're trying to find but I bet it has got something to do with Abraham Bernstein. He brought up the Holocaust a couple of...
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    Re: Taiwanese Isolation

    I can share this bit from the book Barbaren,Rebellen en Mandarijnen by Aad van Amstel. It's not available in English I'm afraid. So here's a rough translation from a relevant part. I hope it sheds...
  36. Poll: Re: Upcoming Cleopatra film, who should play her dad: Zach Galifianakis or John Stamos?

    We don't need modern sensitive effeminates like Zach or John. We need a real man with real chesthair for the role.

    Let's just use processor power to plaster Aristoteles "Telly" Savalas' face...
  37. Re: Macedonia approves constitutional amendment to change country's name to Republic of North Macedonia

    Great idea! I like the collective punishment solution. Very original. One question though : Who's gonna pay for the wall? Greece? Mexico? O, I get it now. Hahaha. Clever! Stone age--> Stone wall!!!!...
  38. Re: Post harsh or offensive but perhaps accurate political comments made by foreigners about your country

    'The world's wealthiest failed state,' as it has come to be known, Belgium endured 589 days without a functioning elected government between June 2010 and December 2011 and remains a ...
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    Re: The Coen Brothers

    Try to watch the other stories, Halie Satanus. They are really good, and more in line with 'traditional' westerns.
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    Re: The Coen Brothers

    Yup, I've seen The ballad of Buster Scruggs. Very enjoyable. Such amazing landscapes! Such fine stories!

    My favourite stories would be All Gold Canyon because Tom Waits is just so enjoyable and...
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