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DeeJ
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I've been off work sick now for nearly 3 months, and I'm starting to lose the plot.


So need something to occupy my time.


Can anyone recommend me some good films to watch whilst I'm just sitting on the sette vegetating.

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'Take him to the greek'


I am not a fan of 'the brand' but that film made be laugh out loud on a number of occasions! Get a 'U-Torrent' and you have the world of movies at your finger tips. Just make sure you only get DVD rips.


Alternatively, pop to Block Buster as i think they have some good deals on at the moment.


Hope this alleviates the boredom somewhat.


Stuart

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Well there is the classics, terminator/alien/starwars/predator films.


Just to think of a few ones I've seen recently


Starship troopers

The Green Mile

Robocop

Demolition Man

etc :lol:


Also others i can think of:


Saving private ryan, forest gump, Pitch black, dawn of the dead lot, zombie land blah blah


most of the films i watch now are on sky, so get sky movies? :P

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My girlfriend got some sort of free/cheap trial of the LoveFilm thing. You bung in a list of films you want to watch, they send one, you watch it and when you send it back they send another. Brilliant system as you don't need to choose which to watch now, just put in the list and watch them as they come.

You can get games out from them too.


Alternatively - how about something other than TV/Film? I dunno the nature of your sick leave, but is there anything you've wanted to do?


Learn to:

* play an instrument

* play chess

* program computers


Read:

* the complete works of Shakespeare, Tolkien or some other author type

* some epic fantasy series or other

* an Open University course module for a subject that interests you


Set up a:

* business

* website for a great idea you had ages ago

* bike rally


I reckon time off is best filled with things that stimulate your mind and imagination a bit rather than just flopping down in front of the TV (thoroughly boring if you're anything even remotely like me - which you may not be, of course).


EDIT: The above are just example type lists, not actual suggestions. You get the idea though. Use the time off to do anything you otherwise would have wanted to do but "don't have the time".

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Read:

* the complete works of Shakespeare, Tolkien or some other author type

 


:shock: The most overrated author in the history of everything that sucks.


Which reminds me.... read the Flashman series! George M(a?)cDonnald Fraser. Persevere through the firt one. The others are better.


If i had time off i'd learn a language.

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Could be overrated but I wouldn't say he sucked. I enjoyed the main 4 (well, stricly speaking it was 2 but noone knows what you mean if you call LOTR one book). I tried reading the Silmarillion but found it dry as hell so never got into it.

Each to their own though. :D


Pratchett is an author I could read until my eyes stopped working.


+1 for learning a language, although it's bloody hard to learn one to a properly useful level if you're not in a position to use it daily, but still worth it.

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Deej, get a library card.


Read, read and read some more. Personally I always have 3 or four or maybe even 5 books on the go at once.

Everything from something about Motorcycle gangs in america to Wild Food by Ray Mears to fiction stuff as well.

I pick up a book like people watch telly.

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Mort is a brilliant book. I won't make any references in case it'd spoil something, but any book that can muck about with who you feel sorry for, against, cheer on and so on as much as that does is absolute genius.

I started off with The Truth (the story of Discworld's first newspaper), loved it and then started from book 1. I usually get 3 in the fairly regular 3for2 on fantasy and sci-fi offer Waterstones run. Not bought any in a while though so I'm no further along than Guards! Guards!

Faust Eric, Moving Pictures and Reaper Man should be my next three.

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I have to agree when we could read at work I read the flashman papers excellent stuff as were the farseer trilogies.

However when there is a tv around a book wont get a look in, so many good films its easier to list shit ones. :mrgreen:


Anyway!


Try shooter, sin city, hitman, the saw series, casino, goodfellas etc etc


Or get some box sets try band of brothers possibly the best tv series ever!

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Lord of the Flies is good. Book and film (not the american one).

The man who would be king (Michael Caine & Sean Connery).

Lawrence of Arabia (Seven Pillars of Wisdom, if you prefer to read it, is good too) will use up ALOT of time!

I like Alexander (the Oliver Stone one) although everyone else seems to think it's pants.

2001 space odyssey.

Papillon.

Being john Malkovich.

Zulu.

Three Hundred Spartans.

Total Recall (Baby... you make me wish I had THREE hands!)

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Lord of the Flies is good. Book and film (not the american one).

The man who would be king (Michael Caine & Sean Connery).

Lawrence of Arabia (Seven Pillars of Wisdom, if you prefer to read it, is good too) will use up ALOT of time!

I like Alexander (the Oliver Stone one) although everyone else seems to think it's pants.

2001 space odyssey.

Papillon.

Being john Malkovich.

Zulu.

Three Hundred Spartans.

Total Recall (Baby... you make me wish I had THREE hands!)

Papillon is a fantastic book. One of the few I've had to ration for myself so I didn't finish it too quickly.

Harrowing doesn't come CLOSE to describing it.

I'm glad I read it before seeing the film (once I've seen the film I can't let my imagination run wild with a book... for me reading is more visual than watching a film) but would suggest anyone grab a copy and read it.

I got mine for 20p from a charity shop.

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Lord of the Flies is good. Book and film (not the american one).

The man who would be king (Michael Caine & Sean Connery).

Lawrence of Arabia (Seven Pillars of Wisdom, if you prefer to read it, is good too) will use up ALOT of time!

I like Alexander (the Oliver Stone one) although everyone else seems to think it's pants.

2001 space odyssey.

Papillon.

Being john Malkovich.

Zulu.

Three Hundred Spartans.

Total Recall (Baby... you make me wish I had THREE hands!)

 


One of the worst films I have ever had the misfortune to switch off, on my all time shit film list with both the charlies angels films and the spirit. Usually I will sit through most as I feel they may get better but these no way!

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