Whatcha Been Watching?

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Simonsloth » June 25th, 2019, 9:29 pm

Just started infinity war
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holy s**t Loki, idris Elba and Thor seemingly killed in the first 5 mins. I’m pretty sure they aren’t all dead but still. Exciting stuff.

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Post by clippa » June 27th, 2019, 8:08 am

Nightmare Cinema
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Watched this horror anthology last night. The first segment makes you think "Oh, this is gonna be slightly naff, but pacey fun", then the other segments are just naff, except for the black and white one which is really good. I'd have happily watched a whole film of that one.
Two out of five ain't bad as far as these things are concerned. Surprised it's reviewing so highly as the other parts let those two good ones down. Worth a gander though.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by ratsoalbion » July 4th, 2019, 7:32 pm

My last two cinema trips have been breathtaking documentaries Diego Maradona and Apollo 11.
Recommended!

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by duskvstweak » July 6th, 2019, 7:37 pm

I didn't love Spider-Man: Homecoming, but I really enjoyed the new one. Good time, all around. Actually, considering I wasn't very excited for it or Toy Story 4 and both have been the most enjoyable times at the cinema lately, maybe I need to get over myself.

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Post by Alex79uk » July 9th, 2019, 10:26 am

I'm a little late, but been watching Love, Death & Robots on my lunch breaks. They're the perfect length to watch a couple at a time. They're exceptional, all the different animation styles. I really loved Fish Night. The cell shaded, possibly rotoscoped (?) animation was amazing, just such a treat to look at. Really good series, hope they do another one!

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Alex79uk » July 9th, 2019, 10:27 am

Oh also we took the kids to watch Toy Story 4 on Ellis birthday. First cinema trip for the youngest one. Really enjoyed it, solid film all round. I think TS3 is still my favorite, though. I challenge anyone to watch either 3 or 4 and not get a little choked up towards the end.

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Post by hazeredmist » July 9th, 2019, 1:28 pm

3 is brutal. The bit where they're all holding hands accepting their pending death? Jesus Christ. How that's in a kid's film I'll never know

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Post by Alex79uk » July 9th, 2019, 1:58 pm

That's the exact scene I always single out. It's so powerful, exactly as you say, they realise there is no escaping death and bravely accept their end together. Amazing stuff.

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Post by FemalePheromones » July 9th, 2019, 6:41 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 1:58 pm
That's the exact scene I always single out. It's so powerful, exactly as you say, they realise there is no escaping death and bravely accept their end together. Amazing stuff.
Would be a great ending to the series but they have to be saved for sequels because you can't stop squeezing that cash cow.

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Post by duskvstweak » July 30th, 2019, 7:44 pm

I saw Once Upon a Time in...Hollywood. I must have lost all my constitution because I had to close my eyes when the movie got violent. When it's just dealing with Hollywood and Leo's character's career, the movie is a lot of fun. When it's dealing with the Manson cult, I was less interested.
I wanted to like this movie more because there's a lot I do like, but, as a whole, it didn't rock my world. Probably in the middle of the pack for me with Tarantino movies, but I'm sure many others will disagree.
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The scene with Leo describing the book he's reading might be my favorite part.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Caligulas Horse » July 31st, 2019, 3:56 pm

Does anyone on here watch Dark? I just finished the s2 series and I thought it was brilliant, although I'm not too sure of the very last scene.

I know it's got a bit of a cult following and good reviews but I still think it is a bit overlooked, the only people I know who watch it are the friend that told me about it and the few friends I managed to convince to give it a go. I think there are a few reasons, one being the fact it is German and Netflix automatically starts it with the terrible dub but I suspect the biggest one is that people write it off as a Stranger Things knock-off without seeing it, I did until a pal set me straight. It does share some similarities with Stranger Things - It's a Science Fiction series that starts with a boy going missing, it's set in a small town and there is some 80's nostalgia (kinda) buut these similarities are pretty superficial imo, the tone and plot are completely different (Dark is a lot more Dark :O).

The plot is complicated but easy enough to keep up with, it's gripping whether you know what is happening or not. It's the kind of show that constantly pulls the rug out from underneath you without ever feeling cheap, basically it's pure headfuckkery Science Fiction. If you're a fan of films like Primer or Coherence you definitely need to see this series.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Alex79uk » July 31st, 2019, 7:45 pm

Just finished season 7 of Game Of Thrones.

Ooooooooooooooh shiiiiiiiiit....

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Post by Simonsloth » July 31st, 2019, 8:28 pm

Anyone watching The Boys on Amazon Prime. It’s based on one of my favourite comic books and so far I’m impressed. It takes a while to get over Karl Urban’s dodgy accent but after that it keeps getting better.

At the beginning of every episode there’s a massive warning about violence, nudity etc so not for the faint hearted.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Alex79uk » August 1st, 2019, 6:31 am

No, but I'm planning to. I only ever got about 20 issues in to the comics and always meant to finish them.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by duskvstweak » August 1st, 2019, 1:27 pm

I didn't love the comic, but if anyone is interested, most of the series is free with Comixology Unlimited, so you could do the free trial, read them and then just discontinue the subscription.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Simonsloth » August 1st, 2019, 3:47 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 6:31 am
No, but I'm planning to. I only ever got about 20 issues in to the comics and always meant to finish them.
You should. Definitely not one to put on when the kids are around, nearby or even within earshot.

You liked Preacher right? Similar vibes. Imagine that series crossed with Watchmen.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Simonsloth » August 1st, 2019, 3:49 pm

duskvstweak wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 1:27 pm
I didn't love the comic, but if anyone is interested, most of the series is free with Comixology Unlimited, so you could do the free trial, read them and then just discontinue the subscription.
After 5 mins I already had three nice things to say about it😉

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by duskvstweak » August 1st, 2019, 4:30 pm

Simonsloth wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 3:49 pm

After 5 mins I already had three nice things to say about it😉
I get that reference!

I have been meaning to start Good Omens, but I think I want to read the book first. I got to get to that...

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Alex79uk » August 1st, 2019, 5:26 pm

Simonsloth wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 3:47 pm
Alex79uk wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 6:31 am
No, but I'm planning to. I only ever got about 20 issues in to the comics and always meant to finish them.
You should. Definitely not one to put on when the kids are around, nearby or even within earshot.

You liked Preacher right? Similar vibes. Imagine that series crossed with Watchmen.
Loved the Preacher comics, but only got a couple of episodes in to the series. Another I keep meaning to watch. Trouble is if I have a show my GF isn't interested in, I find I have much less time to try and watch it. Currently making my way through Death Note. Had to find dodgy copies since Netflix dropped the English dubbed version and only have subbed now. It's one of the few shows where the dub is better than the sub.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Simonsloth » August 1st, 2019, 5:47 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 5:26 pm
Simonsloth wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 3:47 pm
Alex79uk wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 6:31 am
No, but I'm planning to. I only ever got about 20 issues in to the comics and always meant to finish them.
You should. Definitely not one to put on when the kids are around, nearby or even within earshot.

You liked Preacher right? Similar vibes. Imagine that series crossed with Watchmen.
Loved the Preacher comics, but only got a couple of episodes in to the series. Another I keep meaning to watch. Trouble is if I have a show my GF isn't interested in, I find I have much less time to try and watch it. Currently making my way through Death Note. Had to find dodgy copies since Netflix dropped the English dubbed version and only have subbed now. It's one of the few shows where the dub is better than the sub.
My wife is the same. I have a huge list of things to finish that she gave up on after a few episodes. She’s loving The Boys so far because it takes your expectations of what a superhero show should be and turns it upside down. As long as it keeps being shocking and over the top she will keep watching.

The preacher series definitely gets better as the series goes on.

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