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  1. Three years ago, David Moyes left Everton as the new Alex Ferguson, today he leaves Sunderland as the new Alex McLeish. It's a relief really, there was so much negativity around the club and this will be a chance to generate some much-needed optimism for the long, hard season Championship ahead.
  2. Trust our Tony to try and "kick them up the arse" and miss. Perhaps he could take over from Arsene Wenger at the Emirates after all, that would at least guarantee a more interesting relegation fight for next season.
  3. For two connected stories, Alien and Aliens are very different and I think that really works in their favour. Aliens is the superior sci-fi/action movie, while Alien is the superior horror/suspense movie. I'd consider Ridley Scott’s visuals more skilful than James Cameron’s, although Cameron does manage to expand on many of the first film’s strengths, and never in a way that feels excessive or forced. The original is still my absolute favourite though, it's an uncomplicated film in a lot of ways, but just such a masterpiece of slow burning tension. If we're discounting the Alien vs Predator movies, both of which are beyond even 'so bad it's good' territory, Alien 3 would be at the bottom of the pile for me as well. Its main aim was to try and 'put the cat back in the bag' by using an individual xenomorph to scare the audience again, but that would only have had a chance of working if the characters were worth caring about. Ripley aside, they're all just too thinly sketched to be engaging.
  4. Wait 'til I tell Ophelia Immortal about this, you guys.
  5. Anastasiya Scheglova - Yes Tanya Mityushina - Yes Yulia Rose - Yes Daniela Lopez Osorio - Yes Sara Sampaio - No Jessica Strother - Sometimes Riley Rasmussen - Sometimes Lada Kravchenko - Yes
  6. Jessica Chastain [2] Keira Knightley [5]
  7. @Cult Icon It's no secret that the franchise is a really mixed bag, but I would say that only James Cameron’s follow-up in '86 is worthy of being placed in the same category of excellence as the original, which might be the most influential movie ever in the genre. If I had to rank them all from best to worst, this is how I'd do it. Alien Aliens Prometheus Alien Resurrection Alien 3
  8. Truly heartbreaking news about Chris. I always think it says a lot when the range of tributes to a musician comes from across the genre spectrum and from fans of everything from pop to extreme metal. As a bit of an aside, what with the work of Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave mostly being at the forefront of those tributes at the moment (rightly so, of course), I'd completely forgotten until this morning about him performing You Know My Name, which is the best James Bond theme ever.
  9. I'm of a similar opinion, although I only ever saw it the once. The old Verhoeven film was quite low-brow in a lot of ways, but there were also some high ideas mixed in, whereas the remake just seemed aggressively middle-of-the-road in almost every department. Shame really, because it's a good book too, and the world they created was quite a bit more faithful to it than the Arnie version was.
  10. Interview Magazine March 2017 Ph: Craig McDean
  11. I wonder if perhaps the additions of new picture posts are resetting the thumbnail images or complicating things in some way?
  12. The relegation battle itself was very much par for the course this year, but with Boro about to register one of the best 'goals against' records ever for a side in the bottom three, I suppose you'd have to say they were a bit of an anomaly. For all Karanka's control freakishness, he at least knew his stats and recognised that teams who look decent at the back are almost always in with a fighting chance of survival. It's hard to imagine much of their current squad now being picked apart by Premier League clubs, so if they replace the two or three players likely to leave and add some flair, I could honestly see them walking the Championship next season.
  13. Sigrid Solbakk Raabe (born 5 September 1996), known professionally as simply Sigrid, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. In 2017, she achieved international success with the single "Don't Kill My Vibe". Sigrid began her career in 2013, after releasing her debut single, "Sun". The song was seen as her national breakthrough in Norway. She later signed to Petroleum Records the following year, and performed at festivals such as Øyafestivalen. In 2016, Sigrid signed with Island Records. She released her debut single with Island, "Don't Kill My Vibe", in 2017. The song has charted in Norway, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
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