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The Imitation Game (2014) - War, Drama, History, Thriller

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Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

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Release Date : 2014-11-14
Category : War, Drama, History, Thriller
Casts : Amber-Rose May, Stuart Matthews, Mark Strong, Charlie Manton, Matthew Beard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Allen Leech, Joseph Oliveira, Sam Exley, Nicholas Blatt, Steven Waddington, John Redmann, Guna Gultniece, James G. Nunn, Richard Campbell, Bartosz Wandrykow, Keira Knightley, Alex Lawther, Harry Leonard Parkinson, Benjamin Hardie, Charles Dance, Nicola-Jayne Wells, James Gard, Hayley Joanne Bacon, Rory Kinnear, Denis Koroshko, Alice Tapfield, Tuppence Middleton, Leigh Dent, Alexander Cooper, David Charkham, James Northcote, Alex Corbet Burcher, Mike Firth, Lese Asquith-Coe, Adam Nowell, Dominik Charman, Victoria Wicks, Josh Wichard, William Bowden, Jack Brash, Jack Bannon, Daniel Chapple, Lauren Beacham, Vincent Idearson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Oscar Hatton, Ilan Goodman, Grace Calder, Jack Tarlton, Stuart Matthews, Ancuta Breaban, Matthew Goode, Laurence Kennedy, Hannah Flynn, Esther Eden, Lisa Colquhoun, Ben Farrow, Ingrid Benussi, Joseph Oliveira, Samantha Moran, Mark Underwood, David G. Robinson, Luke Hope
Runtime : 113 minutes

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Typhoon FGR4 by Sergio J. Padrón A

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Vanity Decks

I’m not a massive fan of premium-priced decks that are made for teenage boys with an emo obsession (the Karnival series and any of the naff white pip decks smack of people who still think breathing in the essence of a dead crow in a jar and pulling girls’ hair is the height of cool). However, there’s nothing wrong with giving in to your aesthete side, particularly when experimenting with which decks feel better to use for certain sleights and which work better for your hands. And if Guy Hollingworth can design a deck, who am I to argue?

Roberto Giobbi makes a brief note about the prop as instrument in Card College Vol. 3, along with a Kaps anecdote (whose response I am inclined to believe was tongue-in-cheek more than anything else), and this simile surely extends to using the instrument that feels best for you.

Hell, I used Waddington’s bridge-sized cards exclusively for years without any problem, much to the mirth of my magic buddies, but finally moved to Bikes when I got sick of not being able to get a couple of moves working correctly. I still stand by my decision as the brand used to be very popular in the UK, so helped sell the ‘no trick cards here’ stance (ignoring the ironic fact that you just can’t get Waddington’s gaffs). I do have a new deck of poker-sized Waddington’s that I aim on busting out at Blackpool this year, just for shits 'n’ giggles. And I still have a dozen Waddington’s packs that I am slowly giving away to friends or ruining in poker games.

Anyway, I’ve been through a few different decks recently, and my major gripe is that I just don’t like the stock they’re printed on - usually a bit stiffer and thicker, like the Tally Hos I transitioned to after my Waddington’s phase and discarded quite quickly. Just bought a couple of the Fulton’s Clip Joint decks, and while I’m similarly unimpressed with the cards themselves, I love the case design, which is really the only reason I bought them in the first place. As I can’t find any decks I prefer more than the bog standard Bikes (mmm, buttery), I have a solution - Bikes in a Fulton’s case:

Yeah, it’s expensive, but I do card magic because I enjoy it, and there are plenty of more financially prohibitive pastimes.

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Viggen by Sergio J. Padrón A

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Mt Shand, Waddington Range, BC by Paul Malon
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Longbow by Sergio J. Padrón A

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