Whatcha Been Watching?

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by DomsBeard » August 18th, 2018, 8:06 am

Watched A Quiet Place last night. Probably the best film I have seen this year

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Simonsloth » August 18th, 2018, 9:49 am

DomsBeard wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 8:06 am
Watched A Quiet Place last night. Probably the best film I have seen this year
I really enjoyed it too but I would have liked if it was a bit longer. A strange criticism and may have been to its detriment but when something is great I always wish for more.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Stanshall » August 18th, 2018, 10:09 am

Also been watching the new Animal Collective visual album in collaboration with Coral Morphologic. Even if you don't like their music (and this one is very ambient and abstract), the visuals are absolutely incredible.

https://youtu.be/KCup2fmAUuk

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Alex79uk » August 20th, 2018, 10:24 pm

We've been watching Unforgotten. The first two seasons are on Netflix and the third has just finished airing on ITV (still available on demand)

It's a crime drama, where they're solving historic murders. Each season is one contained story, so you don't have to have watched the previous one, but there is some character development with the supporting cast, so it's worth starting at the beginning.

Only watched two seasons so far. Season one was great, but season two was one of the best British dramas I've seen in years. Absolutely brilliant writing, acting, story. It's really, really good. Definitely recommend it, and it's not normally my type of thing. I generally roll my eyes at the amount of British crime dramas we get on terrestrial telly, but this is well worth your time. Only six episodes each series.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by ratsoalbion » September 11th, 2018, 12:07 am

BlacKkKlansman. Not subtle! But beautiful, and funny, and sad.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Joshihatsumitsu » September 14th, 2018, 11:08 pm

I recently watched little film from 2012 called... Ace Attorney!

I went in with the sort of expectation that you'd expect from a "movie-based-on-a-video-game", and I gotta say: I genuinely liked this movie.

It helps that it has a super-prolific, experienced, and talented director like Takashi Miike behind the camera, and despite it's 2 hour and 14 minute running time, it moves along at a good pace, and doesn't drag too much.

It also helps that it has a great cast, and that everyone knows exactly the sort of movie they're in, and delivers exactly the sort of performance this movie needed.

Despite it's IP, this movie is basically a murder-mystery, so that's probably why its works better cinematically than most video-game-to-movie translations. It's the sort of genre thats been around for a long time.

And the wigs... just fantastic wigs.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by KSubzero1000 » September 14th, 2018, 11:16 pm

Joshihatsumitsu wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 11:08 pm
I recently watched little film from 2012 called... Ace Attorney!

I went in with the sort of expectation that you'd expect from a "movie-based-on-a-video-game", and I gotta say: I genuinely liked this movie.
Yeah mate, best video game adaptation out there if you ask me. With the first Silent Hill being a very close second (although that's a more contentious choice). AA is genuinely entertaining and doesn't take itself seriously one bit.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Joshihatsumitsu » September 14th, 2018, 11:59 pm

KSubzero1000 wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 11:16 pm
Joshihatsumitsu wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 11:08 pm
I recently watched little film from 2012 called... Ace Attorney!

I went in with the sort of expectation that you'd expect from a "movie-based-on-a-video-game", and I gotta say: I genuinely liked this movie.
Yeah mate, best video game adaptation out there if you ask me. With the first Silent Hill being a very close second (although that's a more contentious choice). AA is genuinely entertaining and doesn't take itself seriously one bit.
Thank god it's not just me who likes that movie! So much fun...

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Stanshall » September 15th, 2018, 8:02 am

Takashi Miike directed an Ace Attorney film??!! Wow. That's instantly on my list. Cheers!

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by duskvstweak » September 16th, 2018, 4:05 pm

Just saw Searching. Very good, surprised how tense it was and how effective the "screen" background was.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Alex79uk » September 16th, 2018, 5:01 pm

Watched Deadpool 2 last night. Meh, it was alright. I really enjoyed the first film the first time I saw it, but even the appeal of that had waned by the time I sat through a second viewing. Deadpool 2 was OK, more of the same really. The kid from Hunt For The Wilderpeople was good in it though.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by duskvstweak » September 16th, 2018, 6:00 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
September 16th, 2018, 5:01 pm
Watched Deadpool 2 last night. Meh, it was alright. I really enjoyed the first film the first time I saw it, but even the appeal of that had waned by the time I sat through a second viewing. Deadpool 2 was OK, more of the same really. The kid from Hunt For The Wilderpeople was good in it though.
I ended up liking the sequel more than the first. I found the humor to be more aligned with my own tastes.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Alex79uk » September 16th, 2018, 6:38 pm

Yeah there were some genuinely funny moments, just think I wasn't really in the mood for it last night.

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