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  1. 7 points
    Date of Event: Thursdays Time of Event in UTC: 6PM Does Event Repeat: Yes If Event Repeats/How Often: every week Event Host: I would be down to host it but dont think I can yet since im not even vetted Amount of Players Allowed: 30 Special Rules for Event: Only ps3 cars allowed. So nothing that came after t20 and osiris Description of Event: Mixed playlist consisting of 8-12 races. Only ps3 cars allowed.
  2. 6 points
    For anyone who's on the fence about getting this game, in my opinion it's well worth the purchase. Best online multiplayer launch I've seen in a looooong time. There have been minor bugs and issues reported, but I have seen none of them. Massive seems to be patching them pretty much as soon as they're discovered. There's a FUCKING TON of content here. I find myself heading to do one thing then getting distracted by gunfire off in the distance. I'm like "what the fuck is going on over there? Let's go investigate." Next thing I know I'm in some random mission that wasn't even marked in the map. The attention to detail from the original game makes a triumphant return in this one. Everything good in the first game is in this one, and even seems improved. And the LOOT! Don't get me started on the loot. No matter what you do, you get shit. Main missions, side missions, random events, or just a simple little firefight with enemies roaming the streets, there's always new shit to pick up. Kill bad guy. Glowing object. Gimme! I feel like I'm starting to ramble. I'm having a fucking blast with this game, and I want other people to have a fucking blast. So, do yourselves a favor, and buy this game. That is all.
  3. 6 points
    One of my childhood friends got engaged last year so we spent yesterday eating, drinking and her trying on wedding dresses and this morning she asked me and another friend to be bridesmaids Super happy. Also got the biggest bunch of flowers I have ever seen
  4. 5 points
    Noticed its no longer winter. I expressed my dislike of men walking in a group in the shoutbox earlier, it makes me uncomfortable if there is more than two of them. Now with the snow gone, and i must say Sweden probably has one of the most well spread net of bicycle pavements in the world where you next to almost every road will find a seperate 3 meter wide tarmac trail just for pedestiant and bicycles ( called bicycleroad), there is something else that might be even worse. Groups of middleaged men in spandex, beards, googles, slipstreamed helmets, neon bikes riding their bikes like their taxes funded the entire world. And apperently they are so elite the bicycleroads are just not enough for their heavy spandex bottoms as they rather use the actual road heading down four asses wide being a serious danger to everyone, and my well being. I like excercise, but i dont like this.
  5. 4 points
  6. 4 points
    RED DEAD ONLINE BETA: THE ROAD AHEAD With each passing week we continue to add more to the Red Dead Online Beta, and the next four weeks will bring new Showdown Modes and Racing Modes, as well as a new Free Roam Event that launched earlier today. Alongside incorporating player feedback and addressing existing issues, the beta period has allowed us to lay the groundwork for the more advanced aspects of Red Dead Online still to come. Our experience of building other online worlds has helped us create a more evolved foundation for the open spaces of Red Dead Online, but the world of Red Dead Online will evolve in its own unique direction - one in which players have greater freedom to customize their play style uniquely over time, allowing them to sink into the world and their character and feel more connected to the experience of living as cowboys, outlaws and gunslingers in the wilds of 19th century America. The next major update is currently planned to arrive later this Spring, bringing a host of feature upgrades and new content including: The Hostility System The Hostility system builds upon the anti-griefing measures added in February with smarter and responsive features that keep players immersed in the world through confrontations and PvP action. For example, players who have damage inflicted on them by attackers will be able to defend themselves without incurring Bounties or Hostility increases. Previously, the attacker and target would be marked as an enemy - now the attacker who inflicts damage will be immediately marked as an enemy to the attacked player; players will not accumulate Hostility increases for killing other players who are marked as an enemy. Hostility increases will not apply within structured events such as Free Roam Events, Free Roam Missions, Showdowns and Races. Engaging in player vs player behaviors related to Free Roam missions will not incur Hostility increases, however attacking other players not engaged in the activity will cause your Hostility level to rise. The Hostility System has many more functions and will help balance experiences for all play styles. Offensive and Defensive Playing Style Options Some players just want to immerse themselves in the world, riding, hunting and fishing in peace. We want to offer these options while allowing players to coexist comfortably alongside other players in the world. The Offensive Playing Style is much like the current Free Roam play as we know it while the Defensive Playing Style is a more evolved version of the Passive Mode concept, designed for Red Dead Online’s more grounded experience - giving players more flexibility in how they interact with the world and at the same time de-emphasizing hostile contact with other players. Choosing the Defensive option introduces balances that compliment a less confrontational approach: Defensive players cannot be lassoed by rival players - although if a Defensive player lassos another player, they’ll be removed from Defensive play and incur a significant Hostility level increase. Defensive players will trade the ability to lock on to other players for the benefit that other players will not be able to lock on to Defensive players. While Defensive players can target and be targeted in free aim, they cannot deliver or receive critical hits – if a Defensive player is attacked with a headshot, they’ll survive and be able to defend themselves via the Hostility system or escape all while remaining Defensive. There are several other adjustments that come with the Defensive Playing Style, all of which are built to work seamlessly with systems like Hostility and Bounties to keep all players rooted in the world. Some other new additions include: More A Land of Opportunities Missions: continue Jessica LeClerk’s search for revenge as you explore the path of a Gunslinger or an Outlaw New Free Roam Mission givers and mission types: Red Dead Online is set in the years before the single player story so expect to encounter a range of new and familiar faces as you traverse the frontier The introduction of dynamic events: fight off ambushes, initiate rescues, defend folks in need and more as you travel across the world All this, plus updates to the character creator, restructured Daily Challenges that eliminate hostile gameplay in Free Roam and introduce streaks for bigger rewards, the return of another classic weapon, the LeMat Revolver from the original Red Dead Redemption, and much more. In the coming months, we will continue to add features and content that will allow players to immerse themselves in the world of Red Dead Online in brand new ways as they choose what kind of life they will make for themselves in frontier America.
  7. 4 points
    I was once like the crying bitches on GTAF and wanted private lobbies. Now? Not so much. I kinda like having other players in the lobby, makes it feel alive. However, griefing is the only problem with being in a lobby with today's generation of gamers who just want to kill everyone in sight until they're the last person left, all alone, no friends... So i like the sound of these changes, should be good in a couple of years when they eventually get them working well.
  8. 4 points
    I've picked my car for tonight! Come join us at the usual time for some contact fun
  9. 3 points
    New round soon, new choices! Thanks all for joining!
  10. 3 points
    After tonights Sunday Racing League I will invite to a 15-20 min, 10 lap non contact race on the Time Trials track (same as the third race in SRL), but this time in Muscle cars and the Dukes specifically if you want to join the Time Trials as well.
  11. 3 points
    This is an unfortunate truth. However the planning stage can take little time, so I dont any reason not to continue planning on this being added and get your details sorted out. Your Vetting is scheduled to complete in a week and a half, I believe. Dont be discouraged by this. Our policies have served us well and are the foundation of what has kept us running for 5 years. Regarding this thread, it sounds like fun. Hopefully I can join once in a while if I'm not a work.
  12. 3 points
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  14. 3 points
    This is a game changer.
  15. 3 points
    Cannabis has been of difficult access for research for the past decades. With the current legislations (mainly since 2017), it has been more accessible so we should see a stream of new researches on the subject coming in the following years. Also data from the locations/countries/states that legalized their consumption for recreational purposes will start to make sense and we will see what the actual tendencys will tell. For now we are too early in this to have ground facts in sufficient numbers to be certain of anything we say, but there are a couple of evidence that has popped out: - The psychotic effect is a serious drawback and can lead to several pathology's if the patient already has a pre-disposition for them. - The plant is very far from homogeneous on its components and the percentages of essentials can differ wildly from one leaf to the other on the same branch, so it is tricky to get the same effects, even on the same plant. - Alzheimer´s patients have had significant improvements with its use, but the way it works is still not studied. - Exposing unborn rats to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is a psychoactive compound of cannabis, reduced their resilience to stress in later life. - Such exposure also led to faulty development of brain circuits for memory and learning, which the scientists observed when the animals reached adolescence. - Adolescent rats that used cannabinoids showed enhanced activity in brain circuits that regulate the formation of habits. - Cannabinoid use by adolescent rats also showed physical alterations in the development of brain regions involved in self-control, making decisions, and planning. - In adult mice, the long-term use of cannabinoids led to changes in connectivity and metabolism in regions of the brain involved in memory and learning. And more stuff is under investigation: The new study, part of a long-term European project known as IMAGEN, included 46 kids who reported having used cannabis once or twice by age 14. Their brains showed more gray matter volume in areas where cannabis binds, known as cannabinoid receptors, compared to the kids who didn't use the drug. The biggest differences in gray matter were in the amygdala, which is involved in fear and other emotion-related processes, and in the hippocampus, involved in memory development and spatial abilities. What the increased brain matter volume means is unclear.Typically at that age, Garavan says, the adolescent brain undergoes a "pruning" process, where it gets thinner, rather than thicker as it refines its synaptic connections. So, for now, lets just see where this gets you, but I do hope that the future doesn´t show us that we, humans, are not making a mistake like we did with tobacco...
  16. 2 points
    Crew Challenge 181 - Goddamnit Lady! This is a two part time trial on GTA using two versions of the same track. It can be done individually or as part of a pair - you choose your own partner if you would like to do this as a pair. It is entirely up to you. One version of the track is to be run in Custom Supers. The other is locked to the Dashound Coach. As usual it is the best combined time from both tracks that will decide the winner(s). Any weather Any time of day Any number of laps Make as many attempts as you like Non-contact if you race with others No run ups The tracks are my new jobs Abusive Coaches and The Valley Viper The CC will end at Midnight UTC on Friday 5th of April.
  17. 2 points
    The CC will end at Midnight UTC on Friday 5th of April.
  18. 2 points
    Very fast GP race with a view. https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/job/gtav/XO4hZxMIz06or-CaCvq8cA
  19. 2 points
    I submit: British Space Film 1925 Thrillers
  20. 2 points
    Exactly. I'm interesting in watching movies I haven't seen before. Or a very good one that's worth rewatching.
  21. 2 points
    That is why i just said pre-2000. Besides, the point is watching movies we haven’t watched 1 hundredtimes before. I don’t think anyone will nominate, for example, home alone....
  22. 2 points
    I have no issues watching that. Maybe we can have a special side viewing of it. I mean, 30 days to watch 2 films isn’t asking too much, I don’t think.
  23. 2 points
    I'll go with Space film
  24. 2 points
    I'll have a decent mix of jobs for us tonight, plenty of explosions, some combat, some adversary modes, some stunt racing, etc. PL starts at 8pm UTC. Don't forget to RSVP!
  25. 2 points
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  27. 2 points
    That you can start a Story Mission, take 20 to 30 minutes to hunt animals then complete said mission and get around 45 dollars for said story mission instead of the usual 10/12 dollars PLUS you can go to the butcher during the mission and sell. All along in a lobby all on your own, no fucking dickheads?? Well you can. I would suggest THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE TRACKS (Strawberry Big, Valley area) or HIGHLY ILLEGAL AND HIGHLY MORAL (North and west of Annesburg) from mine and Xyon's testing. Simply start the mission go hunt and then finish the mission, repeat. Apparently there's no time limit in missions so you can enjoy all the things with none of the dicks. Apparently.
  28. 2 points
  29. 2 points
    Bought me a copy today.
  30. 2 points
    I can do it, but if someone who has not hosted before would like a shot, have at it.
  31. 2 points
    Damn it! 1 point, 1 point away from getting a good car...
  32. 2 points
    Playlist: https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/member/lann3fors/games/gtav/ps4/playlists/playlist/d2g0Vk08fEimACEZvPmbNA#
  33. 2 points
    Hi, I'm Unvbomber, I'm almost 18 years old and im from Finland [GMT+2]. I'm looking to join the crew because I dont really have friends to play the game with and its tough making money on my own and I would be interested in races, deathmatches, whatever u got going on really. I'm down to have to tag active at all times and I can do more than 1 event every week.
  34. 2 points
    No new top hats!?! Never playing again!!!
  35. 2 points
    Let's say no seeing as how I kinda forgot it was even a thing thanks
  36. 2 points
    @Unvbomber All sorted. Your vetting date is the 3rd of April so try to attend as many events as possible by then. I have increased your site access so you can see then event threads. You can also use the Calender. When you have made 5 posts you should have access to the shoutbox which is a great way to connect with other crewmembers. If you have any questions feel free to ask them here or in the dedicated vetting PM.
  37. 2 points
    Off-topic : the wife and I are currently rewatching all the James Bond movies. We saw For Your Eyes Only yesterday. 2 Roger Moore films left. Seeing them back to back, I found very interesting the treatment of women. You can clearly see how it evolves over time. In earlier films, women are just there to be saved and have sex with Bond at first glance. It's so awful at times, Bond says something very sexist to the girl and she immediately has sex with him ! Very weird to see in 2019, really have to recontext. Even Ursula Andress in Dr. No, despite her knife in her bikini, doesn't do much. Over time, the girl characters become more fleshed out and interesting. Yesterday, the Bond girl was looking for revenge and she was not in need of saving. However, one of the secondary woman was so stereotypical it hurt ! In Mooraker, the Bond girl is a CIA Spy and astronaut. Sometimes, they're almost the equal of Bond. Overall they become more independent and strong women. I know the trend continues with the following films with Brosnan and Craig (Eva Green). Thought it was worth pointing out. Could be a worthy topic of discussion in a future session of the film club
  38. 2 points
    Me, dead on my own horse me, dead on a barrel
  39. 2 points
    Inspiring creation. It's really amazing that the creators in this crew can still conjure up some unorthodox jobs and execute them in the creator after all this time.
  40. 1 point
    I would've gladly taken the Feltzer.
  41. 1 point
    Yeah man I'm not in a hurry I'm here to stay
  42. 1 point
    Nice, are racing only or will the be any old school combat jobs as well?
  43. 1 point
    Well, my wife just informed me that I'll be busy on Saturday. So I better let @Protocawl take this one.
  44. 1 point
    do it... or else the fortune cookie gets it.
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    Get it started back up and I'll attend no matter how many attend.
  47. 1 point
    All done with Chicago now. I really enjoyed watching this again, having not seen it in about ten years. Like @djw180 said, the main thing with musicals is if you like the music, and I love this type of ragtime jazz from the 20s so it was right up my alley. I also thought it was really well directed, and the acting was solid all around, my standout being John C. Reilly, but I love him in every film. I've gonna flesh out the notes I took scene by scene now, like with The French Connection. Apologies in advance for writing so much, and many thanks if you actually read all of it We start off by zooming in to Roxie Hart's (Renee Zellweger) eye, which not only shows us that we'll be seeing the film mostly from her perspective, but also that a lot of it is happening in her head, the first clue that she's a fantasist. Then the bandleader (Taye Diggs) counts in the film, "five, six, seven, eight" and it starts with a bang. High tempo music with editing to match, lots of shots of a bustling club really starts the film off with energy. We see Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) making her way through a back alley to the club, ripping her own poster in half, getting rid of her sister and leaving just her name. We then see a gun in her bag and blood on her hands, add this to the fact that we haven't seen her face yet, and we get a strong sense of intrigue. We only see her face when she hits the stage, turning a double act into a solo, taking all the attention for herself. We then get the first song, All That Jazz, which brings the tempo down and turns all eyes to Velma, who seems in total control when she's on stage. At the back of the room, Roxie is watching, and we get to see her fantasy of being on the stage instead of Velma, but it doesn't last long before she is dragged out by the man she's with. Edited to match the tempo and lyrics of the song, "roll your stockings down" etc, we see Roxie and the man who isn't her husband making love, the tempo increasing with the tempo of the song. A few days later, we see again Roxie and the man and we discover why she's with him. He's just a furniture salesman, but he told Roxie he had connections and could make her a star, and she is so desperate to be famous that she bought it. He rubs that fact in her face, telling her she'll never make it, and she responds by shooting him dead. This could be shocking if you don't know what this film is about and are just expecting a jazz musical about two feuding singers. We now meet Roxie's husband, Amos (John C. Reilly) and man, I felt so bad for him. He is being used hard and he doesn't care because he's so in love. This is shown by the fact that he is calmly confessing to the murder, taking the rap for Roxie. This triggers a fantasy for Roxie where she is singing about him, Funny Honey, but listening to the lyrics you see that she only likes him because he's so devoted to her, "he loves me so and it suits me so fine". However, during the song Amos learns that Roxie was having an affair with the dead man, and that's one step too far for him. He turns in Roxie, and this turns the song into an argument duet between them, which I thought was excellent. Roxie's selfishness is shown at the end of this scene when she learns that the dead man has five children and she just becomes angry, no sympathy. Cut to the prison, and it is very drab and grey, contrasting with the bright colourful club from the start of the scene. Roxie is introduced to Mama Morton (Queen Latifah) a corrupt matron at the prison, and fantasises the song When You're Good To Mama. This very seductive song tells us that for the right price, or the right favour, she can help you out. Roxie then meets Velma, who is already in prison by this point, and is excited to meet her, again showing how obsessed with celebrity she is. Velma is shown to be the same in this scene by reading and criticising an article about her, which again impresses Roxie. We get the first moment of silence in the film now with Roxie alone in her cell. This is a big change from the loud, fast start to the film and shows that Roxie is now in a completely different world. The only sounds are a dripping tap and the footsteps of the guard. This turns beautifully into the next song, Cell Block Tango, in which several murderesses introduce themselves and what they did. I love the use of dance and the red ribbons to represent the murders and the blood. I also found it interesting that the only woman who said "not guilty" had a white ribbon, and she is also the only person executed during the film. This could show that it doesn't matter if you're guilty or not, if you put on enough of a show you can get away with murder, which is basically the theme for the whole film. Next up we get the first sign of animosity between Velma and Roxie. Velma can see that Roxie wants to take her place as the hottest murderess in Chicago and she ain't gonna let her take it easily. Mama Morton then introduces Roxie, and us, to Billy Flynn, best lawyer in Chicago who only takes the biggest cases. He is introduced with the song All I Care About, and it starts off by telling us all we need to know about his character. You think he's going to be the guy in the top hat, but it turns out he was the shoe shine guy, so already he's lying to us and being deceitful, playing tricks. He also sings that "all I care about is love", but this is also clearly a lie as he states to Roxie that he'll only take her case for five grand, rebuffing her offer of sex as payment. Next scene, in Flynn's office, we see that Amos has come back to Roxie, despite the fact that she cheated on him and is a murderer. He manages to convince Flynn to take the case, despite not having enough money. As soon as he's on the job Flynn has a plan, he starts fast-talking and the music kicks in to match. We see him telling his plan to Roxie and she looks entranced with him, this is a guy who knows his shit. We also see that all of the attention Flynn is giving to Roxie is being taken away from Velma. We're now outside the courthouse, Roxie having just entered a plea of not guilty, and she is surrounded by paparazzi. She looks so happy with this, she's finally getting all the attention she wants. While taking questions from the press Roxie starts to say things that Flynn didn't plan, and just like most every character in this film, he wants the spotlight himself, so he takes back control and we get the song We Both Reached For The Gun. This shows Flynn as a ventriloquist, controlling Roxie like a puppet, putting all the words in her mouth. We also see him as a puppetmaster, in control of the press and the court, showing us again what a master manipulator he is. We now get newsreel footage of Roxie, we see her name on the front page of all the papers. She's a celebrity now, and we can see this from her cell being full of flowers, letters and news clippings. When talking about starting an act she is told "killing Fred Casely was your act". This is telling us, and her, that people only care about the sensationalist headlines, they won't really care about her. She ignores all this and instead fantasises the song Roxie. This song reveals more of her awful, awful personality. She says of her husband "safe sweet Amos, who never says no" so she's clearly using him. She then dances alone in a black void with nothing but mirrors. She is literally dancing with herself because that's all she cares about. This song ends with her dancing on top of her name in giant red lights, the only thing you can see in a world of darkness is Roxie, there is nothing else to give your attention to. Later we see that Velma is not happy. Her tour has been cancelled because everyone now wants to see Roxie. This leads to Velma going to Roxie, trying to suck up to her to start up a double act. I love the way that the searchlight outside which was panning over them during the scene turned into a spotlight when the song I Can't Do It Alone starts. I also love how the bandleader introduced this song, "ladies and gentlemen, Miss Velma Kelly with an act of desperation". Velma then sings about how she and Roxie should be a double act, but during the song you can see Roxie isn't interested. She's reading the paper with her name on the front page, and sitting there with her head on her hands looking bored. Afterwards she coldly tells Velma "You're washed up...I'm a star". The next scene shows us, however, that she may not be a star for very long. We see Flynn in a restaurant telling some people about Kitty Baxter (Lucy Liu), an heiress who killed her husband and his two lovers and is now the hottest girl in the prison. As she's being taken into jail we see all of the journalists ignore Roxie to follow the new story. Even Mama Morton and Flynn, who calls her "Tracy", are ignoring Roxie. In her head, she, and we, can see the big red "Roxie" lights fade to black, her star is fading fast. Unwilling to give up without a fight, Roxie feints a faint and a pregnancy in front of everyone and gets the attention back. Coming out of the hospital Roxie is once again in the middle of a media circus, she is surrounded by the press. At the back of the crowd Amos is trying, but failing, to break through to get to his wife. No one will even listen when he's shouting "I'm the father!" This leads to my favourite song in the film, Mister Cellophane. The performance and the staging perfectly match the song. We see Amos putting on clown make-up. This could be a way of him trying to get attention, painting his face up bright, and also showing that he feels like a joke. While he is performing the song the people in the audience aren't moving, they aren't even looking at him, "you can look right through me". During the song we see him in Flynn's office again, but he doesn't notice him because he is being obscured by a newspaper with Roxie on the front page. Flynn says "Oh, I didn't see you", which you can tell Amos hears a lot. Back with Roxie and Flynn, we now see that she thinks she knows more then he does, thinking that she got on the front pages through talent and because she deserves it. Flynn is taking none of this shit and quits, telling her "you're a phoney celebrity, a flash in the pan. In a couple of weeks no one's gonna give a shit about you. That's Chicago". Roxie should know this already, after the Kitty Baxter scene, but she's become so obsessed with staying famous that she can't see that. Straight after this Roxie learns that one of the women in the jail (the one with the white ribbon in the Cell Block Tango scene) is to be hanged, the first woman to be hanged in Illinois history. Roxie is visibly distressed about this, not for the woman who is going to be hanged, but for herself, because she knows that without Flynn that will be her. We then get the "Hungarian Disappearing Act", which I thought was incredibly moving, watching this woman climb a ladder, put a noose around her waist and dive off, disappearing in mid-air to symbolise being hanged. The image of the crowd bathed in red light applauding the swinging noose on an empty stage was beautifully done. Next scene and Roxie is back with Flynn, because she doesn't want to die. She is being quiet and meek and agreeing with everything he says and following all of his instructions. This leads to the song Razzle Dazzle, Flynn telling Roxie about the trial "it's all a circus...it's all a showbusiness, and kid, you're working with a star", showing us how Flynn sees himself as more of a star than anyone he's ever represented. His costume here also shows this, bright glittery showbiz style jacket. The courtroom is also presented like a three-ring circus with acrobats flipping all over the place and Flynn at the centre acting as ringmaster. "How can they hear the truth above the roar?". Amos is now in the stand being questioned by Flynn, and he gets totally manipulated without even seeing it coming. He's also so happy when Flynn gets his name right. As soon as he is done he instantly forgets his name and goes back to calling him "Andy". He also calls the jury the "audience" and while Roxie is giving her evidence he is mouthing along with her, showing how much control he has over everything. We then cut to Mama Morton and Velma listening to the trial on the radio and Velma is mad that Roxie is there instead of her. She says "that was my bit! I was gonna do that at my trial", which I just thought was a really funny line. Roxie's diary is then bought into play, Velma seeing it as a way of getting one over on Roxie. She turns up at the courtroom, dressed to the nines in stark contrast to Roxie, who has been instructed to dress conservatively by Flynn, as a surprise witness for the prosecution. I love the way that Flynn's questioning of her is intercut with his tapdancing, the rhythm of the dance getting faster and faster, adding pace and urgency to the scene, the questioning, and Gere's performance. This was so well done. We now see people all over the city listening to the radio with rapt attention, waiting for the verdict. There is a fakeout, with the line "You have been found..." cutting straight to a newspaper with the headline "Guilty" before seeing the same newspaper with the headline "Innocent". Two copies of the paper have been printed, the news has been written before it's even happened, because everyone wants a piece of the hot story. It is revealed that Roxie was found innocent, but in the streets we see another woman murdering her husband and being bundled away. Everyone in the court leaves to follow this new story, the Roxie case is done, she's old news now. Flynn tells her "this is Chicago. You can't beat fresh blood on the walls". But even after being found innocent and avoiding the noose she is still angry "after all this I get nothing?!" showing how she still only cares about the spotlight, which has now faded away from her. We also find out that Flynn tampered with the diary to win the case, showing how he also doesn't care about guilty or innocent, he just wants to win because that's what keeps him in the spotlight. He tells her "I've never lost a case" and that is his entire reputation, and he will do anything to keep it, as we have just seen. After the circus is done the only person left for Roxie is Amos, but she doesn't even care to pretend with him anymore, shouting at him "what do you want!?" Gladly, Amos leaves her, finally realising that she doesn't care about him and never will. We now cut to Roxie singing the song Nowadays, alone in a spotlight which slowly fades before cutting out completely. It is then revealed that she is auditioning in a small shitty club in front of two people who don't know her, "isn't she that broad who killed her husband?" "who can tell the difference between them these days". Leaving the club she runs into Velma, thinking she has come to brag. She sees her ripped tights and realises that they have both hit hard times after their star has faded, maybe they need each other. Velma suggests the double act idea again, Roxie says "it wouldn't work". "Why not?" "Because I hate you", "there's only one business in the world where that's no problem at all". We then cut to a big theatre, Roxie and Velma's names in huge lights. We see them on stage together in front of a huge audience, but is this just a fantasy? It could be real and it could be fantasy and I like how you don't get an answer to that. The flashbulbs of the photographers flash off all around them, sounding like gunshots, and the film ends. I loved watching this, everything about it is so well done, the direction, the set design and costumes, the music and all the performances. Richard Gere is so charismatic in a slimy way that fits the character so well, and like I said, John C. Reilly is brilliant in this, he takes a character you could hate for being so weak and letting people walk all over him, but he's so likeable that you just root for him. My favourite songs, both in terms of the music and the direction, were We Both Reached For The Gun and Mister Cellophane, but honestly, as a fan of musicals, there isn't a bad number in the film. 9/10 Again, sorry for writing so much, but y'all should start to expect this every month
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    Welcome aboard!
  49. 1 point
    Damn Sinister! You're getting like I was with the Fox platform(79-93 Mustang) and sorta am now with the Panther platform(Crown Vic, Lincoln town car, Grand Marquis) I need to sell a couple of vehicles!
  50. 1 point
    There were no raids in they first one. The movements seem to be a little more fluid in the beta. Vaulting over objects is certainly improved. The aiming also seems to be a little better. I actually prefer it solo. It seems when others join, someone always has to be a hero and rush through everything. I like taking my time. I'll most likely be on this day one. I need something to occupy my time. Red Dead Online literally bores me to death.
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