What we watching? – Mudspike at the movies

Oh heck yeah! I can’t get enough of the writing and mr Tennants obvious joy in his role as crowley. Yay!

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Rewatching an interesting old discussion starter.

This vid seems so… I don’t know a good word, with what’s happening now in Ukraine/Russia/China and the world suddenly turning to the US/Nato again…

NSFW!

I would argue that the U.S.A. has always been isolationist… perhaps insular is a better word?

As far as having a military with global reach goes, that isn’t a uniquely American (i.e. US) aspiration. I have always categorised the United States as the ‘Reluctant Empire’ and aren’t always the “force for good” that they are portrayed as at home; but considering the alternatives I’m glad we are on their side.

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No large nation has ever been a force for good. Nations become great by making other nations smaller. Actually smaller. As in population, landmass or usually both. Simultaneous big and good is not possible. I agree with Harry. America is by nature isolationist. There are times when our capitalist passions smother our isolationist nature but the people generally want a wall. China will replace us on the stage and the question then will be: will we wither to medium nation status like Great Britain did when the sun set on her empire or will we fight for a morsel of relevance.

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My wife is a bit of a sucker for true crime podcasts so we started watching this last night. Already setting it up with a bit of a supernatural vibe (I have a bet with SWMBO that this is a red herring… we will wait and see).

Their window will be small. When their population begins to shrink and rapidly age, they will be in trouble.
India is the one with the most potential, but its higher level of domestic squabbling is holding it back.

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I’m giving this a it depends recommendation. At times Killing Eve is interesting and mildly humorous, but at others the show is utterly absurd. The first two seasons gained positive reviews, but are mixed for the last two. I’d say check out the first two or three episodes and you’d have a good feel for the series. I was hoping that it would be more The Diplomat than La Femme Nikita, but it’s much closer to the latter’s formula.

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Finally saw Argylle.
I’ll say it–I liked it more than the Kingsman films. Not that it’s so super awesome, but I always felt the Kingsman films were overhyped for what they were.

In other words, Argylle was well worth the time to watch while I always felt a bit disappointed after watching a Kingsman film.

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Never heard of it until now, had to look it up!

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I thought it was OK (def better than Golden Circle), but IMHO Vaughn peaked with the first Kingsman.

He has directed one of my all time favourites though - Stardust.

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:star_struck: OMG YESS!
I am a bit of a Vaughn fan anyways. :stuck_out_tongue: I love Stardust so much, despite being so different from the book (but being two different medium it’s understandable)…
I showed it to my kids too and we agree it’s a great thing we bonded over.

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