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I imagine many of you, if not all, will have at least tried the classic leeks preparation in a mildly sweet white, somewhat peppery white sauce. My advice, at this juncture, is to add a dash of cheap Armagnac and Bailey's late in the cooking, for a sumptuous result you'll love. ^_^

If you're in the UK, and have been waiting for Zootopia (or indeed, Zootropolis), check your local listings - whilst it's not officially opening until Mar 25, the local place appears to be running advance screenings over the weekend, on at least three screens. =:D Anyone who's seen it: is its use of 3D worthwhile? I'm inclined to see it in 3D, given it's CG, rather than the 3D added in post-production, as is the case with many live-action productions.

As jriendhal says, "Why can't they bring back the woolly mammoths? They're probably as trainable as elephants and they're all cute and fuzzy. But nooooo. Gotta bring back t. rexes and velociraptors every fricking time."

ObLucre: if anyone's interested in the D5500 kit, the current best offer is £380, courtesy of the roomie.

Now, this could be a potentially cool development in the music copyright wars between rights holders and DJs: Dubset analyses mixes, and will "identify existing recordings within the file, pay the necessary rights holders, and distribute the mix through Apple Music and other streaming services", paying the DJ some percentage as well. Seems like a potentially sane solution. ^_^ It'll be interesting to see if SoundCloud adopts this approach, rather than the "all guns blazing" crackdown rigelkitty noted a while back.

Yay, MasterChef is back! Next Wednesday - Mar 23 2016 - at 8pm, BBC 1. Looks like they're following a three episodes a week schedule, Wed/Thu/Fri, of 1h/1h/30m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I saw Zootopia/tropolis with some friends on its opening weekend here. We watched it in 3D simply because the 2D showing at about the same time was sold out.

I'm normally not a big fan of 3D, but it worked well with Zootopia. There weren't any real obvious '3D moments' where stuff flew out at you, which I consider a good thing. It was pretty subtle, really.

I've not seen the 2D version, but I don't think the viewing experience would be any better or worse. I'd say go for the 3D version if the time and price are convenient.
Mmm, overt 3D always feels so gratuitous - the Rio trailer had a great example, as I recall, with a ball in a volleyball net zooming out toward the viewer. ^_^;

I suppose Big Hero 6 counts as a good example of how to use 3D well - there too, it wasn't "in your face", just nicely complementing the flight scenes, for instance, yielding the sense of depth (or rather, height) you'd expect in such a wonderful moment.

I do wish the industry would get over the 3D surcharges, though I suspect there's little chance of that. Still, given it's "real" 3D, I think I'll go that route - probably tomorrow afternoon. ^_^