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Fargo [RSC Film Club 41]
To celebrate this years Oscars, and Will Smith's mental breakdown, we're rounding out the 'big five' by watching films that won the award for Best Actress and Best Screenplay.  @omarcomin71will be pleased with the results of the Best Actress pick, Frances McDormand's winning performance as Marge Gunderson in the Coen Brother's Fargo, something he's been nominating for months 😉 


A pitch-black crime comedy, McDormand plays the sweet natured yet ruthlessly efficient cop investigating a kidnapping case for car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) and a series of murders committed by the psychopathic Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stomare) and his quick talking partner Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi).  

One of the Coen Brothers most acclaimed films, this was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor for William H. Macy.  As well as McDormand's award, the film also won for Best Original Screenplay.


he was a little guy, kinda funny lookin'
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Crew Challenge 254 – Chapar Rally
Crew Challenge 254 – Chapar Rally
A two player team time trial in custom SUVs on crew favourite track we have used before, but there a more SUVs to choose from now. It's the usual set up, sign up now, teams will be drawn when we have enough players, recent winning pairs excluded (DC & Ally CC252, Me and Rammstein CC250 , Ally & Rammstein CC246). Teammates to use different vehicles….

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Timberline Green

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The Long Kiss Goodnight [RSC Film Club 40]
This month we are celebrating the long career and extensive filmography of Samuel L. Jackson, the highest grossing actor of all time whose films have made a worldwide total of over 20 billion dollars.  Billion.  The film we'll be watching is the 1996 spy film The Long Kiss Goodnight.


The film stars Geena Davis (whatever happened to her?) as amnesiac teacher Samantha who may have been a spy before she lost her memory.  With the help of our man Jackson as private detective Mitch Henessey she attempts to put together the pieces of her past.  Directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) and written by Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, The Last Action Hero, The Nice Guys) this should turn out to be a fun, fast paced, quippy joyride of an action thriller.  This will be a first time watch for me and I can't wait to check it out.  


I got myself outta Beirut once, I think I can get outta New Jersey
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The Return of 'What's Under The Hood?'
Is it Stock or Sleeper?  Racer or Ricer?
Join us this Wednesday 16th February 20:00GMT for a muscle car series with a difference.  As well as trying to beat each other on the track we'll be trying to trick each other into being in slower cars as we wonder, what's under the hood?  It's like a game of poker at 100mph.....

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ABC 2
ABC 2
Come and join us on Wednesday 9th of February at 20:00 UK Time for ABC! Just turn up to the parking lot of the Church in Strawberry in any of the 8 ABC 2 cars.

We will determine who knows their ABC best before we start a playlist to determine who gets an A+!

For all races we will all race one car of the ABC per race from 1 to Z starting with F to M this Wednesday. ABC will be hosted sporadically. We wont do all of the nights in succession.

Don't worry if you don't own all/any of the cars, we can spawn them in for you.

For this week the list of cars is:

Fränken Stange


Gauntlet Hellfire


Hellion


I-Wagen


Jackal


Komoda


Lurcher


Mamba




Post your best rain GIF below to get involved!

Verstappen


Warriors


Mulder


Catman
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Crew Challenger 253 – XDBX 8th Anniversary
Crew Challenger 253 – XDBX 8th Anniversary

A 2 player team challenge with a slight difference for this one, all on the theme of the number 8.
One teammate gets 8 kills in free roam in the fastest time (rules apply, see below), the other teammate does time trial on Zmurko's Grapeseed Figure of 8, fastest lap in custom sports classics. To combine these points will be awarded in each event, 15 for 1st, 12 for 2nd, 10 for 3rd, 9 for 4th, 8,7,6 .. etc. So the team score will just be the points for each teammate added together. This does give us chance of a tie, but I think this is fairer then trying to combine the two times directly ion such different events...
 
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Survive the Hunt 3
Survive the Hunt 3

Come and join us in Survive the Hunt, where the aim is to... Well... survive the hunt! Wednesday 2nd of February 20:00 UK time starting from Vespucci Helipad.

What is Survive The Hunt?
Essentially, Survive The Hunt is a freeroam game mode where one player is "hunted" by 8+ other players. There is no radar, HUD or name-tags in order to make this a bit more interesting. While there is no set tactic, the most popular and effective one is for the hunted player to "blend in" with the game AI - either on foot or in a car. This means obeying traffic laws, following the road at an AI-ish pace, stopping at traffic lights etc. The hunters can employ a similar tactic to attempt to locate and then ambush the hunted player. Communication is essential for the hunters to work effectively together.

If you want to see this game mode in action, check out FailRace's YouTube series.

Rules:

Radar, player names & the HUD must be turned off.


All players must stay within the city limits at all times. This area is defined on the map below.


The hunted person has a two minute head-start on the hunters.


Weapons may NOT be used whilst in a vehicle. They can only be used on foot. The idea behind this is that it makes chases a bit more interesting than just head-shotting someone the second they're spotted.


Any type of explosive weapon is banned.


One helicopter is allowed to be used by the hunters. It cannot use any weapons and must not have missiles (to stop cheating using missile lock).


Any type of weaponized or special vehicle is banned as well as any Sports Classic quicker then the Savestra (Like the Retinue Mk II, Viseris & Turismo Classic), all Sports & Supers.


The hunted player may not camp or hide inside buildings, underground areas or in car parks.


They are allowed to briefly stop, but for no longer than a couple of minutes. This does not mean that they are not allowed to drive through road tunnels - they can, as long as they do not stay there for extended periods of time.


The hunted player should not be in the party or voice chat with the hunters.


New Rule 1: The host will give a specific location every few minutes. Time depended on the amount of people attending.


New Rule 2: The Hunted must wear very bright clothes. Preferably the green alien suit if attainable.




Area Map:

Post below to get involved!

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Akira [RSC Film Club 39]
The first film of 2022 will be our second animated film, and that is Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira, nominated by @djw180.

An absolute landmark in the history of animation, Akira is a cyberpunk film about a biker gang getting involved in military experiments exploring the limits of telekinetic power.  Incredibly detailed backgrounds of the towering, neon drenched Neo-Tokyo set the standard of what cyberpunk looks like and the soundtrack, a mixture of the traditional and the futuristic, perfectly sets the mood.  And then there's the finale, which I'll leave you to experience for yourself.  I only watched this recently but I'm glad for an excuse to re-watch it as this was a hell of a trip.  


you called for me, didn't you?  and I heard you.
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Sports C Class Wednesday 19th January
Come join us at short notice this Wednesday while we race cars from the Sports C class.  (Thanks to Broughy1322 for the tiers making everyones life easier)  There's a mix of new and old school cars in the group and you can race as many different cars on the night as you like.  

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9F Cabrio<br style="color:rgba(26,26,26,.7);font-size:16px;text-align:center;">
Bestia GTS<br style="color:rgba(26,26,26,.7);font-size:16px;text-align:center;">
Cypher<br style="color:rgba(26,26,26,.7);font-size:16px;text-align:center;">
Flash GT<br style="color:rgba(26,26,26,.7);font-size:16px;text-align:center;">
Jester RR<br style="color:rgba(26,26,26,.7);font-size:16px;text-align:center;">
Komoda<br style="color:rgba(26,26,26,.7);font-size:16px;text-align:center;">
Penumbra FF<br style="color:rgba(26,26,26,.7);font-size:16px;text-align:center;">
Raiden<br style="color:rgba(26,26,26,.7);font-size:16px;text-align:center;">
Revolter<br style="color:rgba(26,26,26,.7);font-size:16px;text-align:center;">
Sentinel Classic<br style="color:rgba(26,26,26,.7);font-size:16px;text-align:center;">
Specter<br style="color:rgba(26,26,26,.7);font-size:16px;text-align:center;">
Specter Custom<br style="color:rgba(26,26,26,.7);font-size:16px;text-align:center;">
Surano<br style="color:rgba(26,26,26,.7);font-size:16px;text-align:center;">
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Columbine Blue

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Crew Challenge 252 – Get Trucked
Crew Challenge 252 – Get Trucked
A two player team time trial in Trophy Trucks or Desert Raids. For this one both teammates can use the same vehicle if they like, since I think most people have the Trophy Truck rather than the Desert Raid and they are supposed to be pretty much identical performance wise. The track is locked to these plus the Liberator and Marshal. You're welcome to use any the monster trucks, but I don't think they will give the best lap times. As usual sign up now, semi-random teams will be drawn when we have enough players. Recent winning pairings to be excluded are Me and Rammstein (CC250) , Ally & Rammstein (CC246), Me & Skorp (CC244).

 

The tracks is Dodge's SST: Vespucci

 

 

Usual rules (other than no restriction on teammates cars)

Fastest lap


Any weather / time of day


Any number of laps / attempts


Non-contact if racing with others


No run ups


add up the two team-mate's times for the team total




 

 

Starts now

Ends 19:00 UK time 24th Jan

please post times within 48 hours
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XDBX Eight year Anniversary
The last week of January we are celebrating our eight year anniversary. We will boost our weekly events, and we might see some extra activities as well. 
We will use this thread to plan the week, so any ideas or requests, hosts or guests, lets see what we can get going!
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1979 Rallye De Paleto, Wed 12th January 8PM
The Annual Rallye De Paleto will be held this Wednesday 12th January.
Where is it?
Paleto Bay is a quaint little town in the North of Blaine County, San Andreas.  It's Northwest of Paleto Forest and at the foot of Mount Chiliad.  It's mixture of great shops and amusements as well as the Procopio Beach making it a great place to visit for the whole family. 

 

What is it?


Set over 3 gruelling stages totalling more than 35miles the Rallye De Paleto promises to break cars as well as spirits as it winds through the Paleto Forest, Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness, Raton Canyon, Cassidy Creek, the Alamo Sea, Mount Josiah and the Grand Señora Desert. 

It's a multiclass event with cars and drivers from all over the country taking part and racing on the same course at the same time.  Cars will be released in pairs at 30 second intervals with the slower cars at the beginning through to the faster cars near the end meaning everyone will converge near the finishing line in the heart of Paleto Bay for an epic finish of each stage.

There will also be a Special Spectator stage at the end with full contact on.

Who is in it?


 

This is scaled down from last year to just 8 of the closest, and fastest cars.

You can choose from the:

Retinue Mk1

Retinue Mk 2

Tropos Rallye

BF Club

Zion Classic

Comet Safari

Omnis

Savestra

Pick any racing livery you like, a classic race suit and open face helmet would be a bit of a treat too!

 

 

 

 


 


 


 



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Credit to https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Main_Page

for the logos and maps.

 

 
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Winter Olympics 2022
The Winter Olympics start Feb 4, are you planning to watch? What are the events that you watch?

While I won't set time aside to watch any event, if I happen to catch the Luge to Bobsledding I will watch those, always figured I would like to try Luge but I figure those days are past me.

Certainly though, Curling is at the top of mine and @Dodgelist of events to see.

 
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Hennessy's Mojave Gold

Here shown on a Feltzer with a gold pearl, hex from here.

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Extreme Silver

Here shown on a Enus Deity with a bluish silver pearl, hex from here.

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Crew Challenge 251 – Jingle Those Bells
Crew Challenge 251 – Jingle Those Bells


 

It's that time of year when snow comes to San Andreas so we do our traditional holidays crew challenge, a solo time trial in normal weather and the snow. This year in custom sports cars on Ally's Chaparral Ring Short (R).

 

https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/job/gtav/kIrpN04DbkCJVtJzbVqleg

 

Note this is the reverse direction version of the track.

 

We will start now, assume the snow arrives sometime this week, then it will finish at some point after the snow has gone, whatever gives us enough time to get times in snow and no-snow. So actual end date will be confirmed later, probably early in the New Year.

 

Rules

fastest lap time in snow + fastest lap time in no-snow

custom sports

any number of laps, any number of attempts

non-contact if racing with others

no run ups

 

Starts now

Ends TBC, early next year

 

 
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Die Hard [RSC Film Club 38]
It's taken three years, but we're finally celebrating Christmas at the Film Club with Die Hard thanks to @TheFox2000unit's nomination.  


Directed by John McTiernan (Predator, The Hunt for Red October, The Last Action Hero), Die Hard is a holiday classic about family, friendship and a terrorist takeover of a Los Angeles skyscraper.  Bruce Willis stars as blue-collar New York cop John McClane, in town to visit his estranged wife and kids at Christmas.  But soon after he goes to meet her at Nakatomi Plaza, the skyscraper in which she works, it is taken over by a group of terrorists led by Hans Gruber, played by Alan Rickman in a fantastically hammy scene-stealing performance.  

I don't think we'll get any argument over whether this is actually a Christmas movie here, because it is.  It's at least Christmas adjacent, and is as much about the actual holiday as It's A Wonderful Life.  This deserves to be ranked amongst the all time Christmas classics just for the awesome Run-DMC song Christmas in Hollis.  I'm sure we've all seen this before, but I'm not gonna complain about having to re-watch one of the most entertaining action films ever made.


if this is their idea of Christmas, I gotta be here for New Year's
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The Return of the Cat!
To celebrate the return of Catman (who probably wont even turn up) we have a night of RoofRacks & Saftness!

Post below if you are coming out to play and suggest a job that reminds you of our bearded Mexican friend to add to the playlist...

We will also tie in some stuff from the new update, especially if it involves Alfa Romeo's and roof racks.

 

Wed 15th Dec 8pm, be there or.... don't be there!
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Red

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