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Re: What Films/TV Have you Watched Recently?

Post by mr jenzie » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:05 pm

spider-man into the spider verse

excellent and exciting to watch ..... but ISN'T a perfect ten for me ..... bit scattershot, doesn't utilise everything they show, and quite frankly kingpin looks ridiculously too big even in an animation

but watch it to the very end .....

otherwise THE ORVILLE, what a stormer of a two parter that was, totally not a ripoff of star trek, and wildly funny ..... that massive battle was fantastic!
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and started DERRY GIRLS too, that's just as mad
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:09 pm

Bad Times at the El Royale. Great Tarantino movie, except it isn't Tarantino.

Aquaman. Big, flashy, and very very dull.
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Post by pratty » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:08 pm

Captain Marvel. It was decent so long as you just go for the ride, it did have some good moments but not amongst the best Marvel films.

There's more than a hint of SJW politics but it wasn't as over-bearing and preachy as I feared.

For those wondering It doesn't directly have much to do with Endgame though so it's not essential to watch, though it does show how Fury loses his eye. Coulson was wasted sadly.
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Post by buddy1983 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:42 pm

Might go and see captain Marvel this weekend, either that or Fisherman's Friends.

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Post by psj3809 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:12 pm

Need to check love death and robots on Netflix. See if it’s any good

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:47 am

I watched the first episode of Love, Death, Robots yesterday, it was pretty good. That needn't be any indication of the rest of the episodes though.

Robin Hood, the one from last year. I can't put my finger on why, but it was bad. Not sure if it was the writing, directing or what, but it just didn't work.
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Post by psj3809 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:52 pm

Saw a trailer for fisherman’s friends or whatever it’s called. God that looks awful. Not my type of film one bit

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Post by dste » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:04 pm

Captain Marvel.

Really enjoyed it, one of the better origin films. Really liked the soundtrack and the meta Stan Lee cameo, nice tribute at the beginning as well.
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Post by dste » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:52 pm

Brooklyn Nine Nine season five.

Fab as per usual.
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Post by dste » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:34 pm

Killjoys season one.

It was OK for what it was, a Canadian sci-fi show that completely lifted an episode of Firefly.
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Post by Matt_B » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:46 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:47 am
I watched the first episode of Love, Death, Robots yesterday, it was pretty good. That needn't be any indication of the rest of the episodes though.
They're based on unrelated short stories by different authors, so a bit of a mixed bag, although they've mostly got something in common in terms of a late plot twist.

I liked the two Alastair Reynolds ones best - Zima Blue and Beyond the Aquila Rift - but they're probably even better if you don't know the stories and what's going to happen in the end.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:31 am

I've got as far as Beyond the Aquila Rift, that was pretty good.

The series is definitely worth a watch, since most episodes are good with only a couple leaving me a bit flat, but since they're all only 10-20 minute episodes it isn't any great put out if you hit one that doesn't work for you.

I hope this continues and we get more collections like this. I'm quite partial to a short animated story and there's scope for many themed collections. A bit like Fargo or American Horror Story, where each season changes things, but here we have a change of theme and a different story/style for each episode.
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Post by dste » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:19 pm

I've watched the first four episodes of Love, Death & Robots.

Thought it was OK, will most likely dip in and out every now and then as currently watching too much.
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Post by pratty » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:57 pm

Sicario 2. Entertaining watch and quite tense at times, solid if unremarkable.

My Sassy Girl. Korean period TV remake of the Korean modern movie. Great fun.

God Of War. Chinese film about the Chinese army defending against Japanese ronin pirates. Great action.

John Wick 2. Lacks the soul of the first film but expands the universe and ups the action to near Raid levels. Really enjoyed it.

Connected. Hong Kong remake of Cellular. Solid action thriller, nothing special but did have a one of the best car chases I've seen in while.
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:07 pm

Finished The Haunting of Hill House. Every episode was amazing, solid story throughout.
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