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Driving the supercars

A row of parked expensive sports cars.

Sometime last year I wondered aloud whether spending several hundred thousand pounds on a supercar was actually worth it. It was a genuine question - apart from watching Top Gear, my only frame of reference is I once hired an Audi A5 to drive to a wedding.

So, probably worth giving it a try to see?

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How to make a modern Star Wars film

A shot from Solo: a Star Wars story, shamelessly nicked off of the interwebs.

I just saw Solo: A Star Wars story and enjoyed it. Like Rogue One, it managed to take a relatively obscure part of the background to the original movies and make a pretty interesting story out of it. However, having now watched both of these films, I think I've figured out Disney's formula for making them.

Potentially spoiler-y stuff follows.

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An open letter to Amazon about the closure of Lovefilm

A torn Lovefilm envelope. Image shamelessly stolen from http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-08-15-dvd-and-blu-ray-rental-service-lovefilm-by-post-to-be-closed-forever-on-halloween

Dear Amazon,

Please don't close Lovefilm down.

Yes, it many ways it was archaic, inefficient and probably not very profitable. Yes, it was literally written as LOVEFiLM and navigating the homepage without the mouse triggering those popups and making the screen jump to the wrong place was a frustrating affair, but please don't close it down.

I don't have another way of watching movies.

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5 reasons why Star Wars needs a remake

Source: http://www.dvdactive.com/editorial/articles/star-wars-the-changes-part-one.html

I recently watched the original Star Wars movie (Episode 4). I hadn't seen it for probably ten years, but I'd watched it enough before then to know it almost line for line. Watching it again was good, but I realised that the joy was mainly driven by nostalgia, propelled by childhood years crammed with Star Wars films, toys, books and games. In the cold light of adult eyes and the backdrop of today's cinema, I realised that the film really hasn't aged well. I think it's time for a remake. Here's why.

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