Whatcha Been Watching?

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by James » May 20th, 2019, 9:50 am

I enjoy British Brevity in my TV, but am unable to employ British brevity in my forum posts! ;-)

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by clippa » May 22nd, 2019, 1:44 pm

hazeredmist wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Limmy! I've got "Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny" ready to listen to in my Audible library. Fucking class Limmy. The sketch shows are brilliant. Excited to check it out.
Yeah, he's fab. I went with the audio version too, he writes like he's chatting to you, so it makes sense. Some books are much better in audio form. Who on earth is tom baker instantly springs to mind, I won't link to it in case it's against the rules but if you search youtube it's right there. If you don't care about doctor who and much less about tom baker then you're the perfect audience. Easily the best autobiography ever written.
Those Alan Partridge books as well, much better hearing Coogan delivering the lines.

Trailers for the individual episodes of black mirror series 5 are up




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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by clippa » May 23rd, 2019, 11:07 pm

Yaaas, man! Another series of Big Night Out coming.
BBC Four again, which is criminal, the way they've treat them over the years, dangling the carrots of sketch shows and sitcoms in return for them churning out more shooting stars. House of fools cut down in it's prime.
Don't hide them away, get them on BBC 2 at least.
Same with Limmy's show, one of the best comedy shows in years, that should have gone nation wide, at least by the second series when they knew what they had on their hands.
Just 4 episodes again, sadly, according to one news site.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Suits » May 24th, 2019, 7:55 am

I’m not really one for TV at all and very rarely actually watch anything.

But, a mate put me into the new series that’s started on Sky Atlantic - Chernobyl.

Watched the first episode last night, it’s haunting, so chilling. Excellent stuff.

If you have a morbid interested in that human disaster, then it’s a fascinating perspective of the immediate events following the explosion.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by clippa » June 1st, 2019, 10:50 pm

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Ugh, really boring, I thought. Half an hour too long. and all of the humour (such as it was) defused the film of any tension.
I've said it before but you have to be very skilled to marry comedy with horror and make them elevate each other.
I can't believe this reviewed so well.

I thought "get out" was overrated but I went in blind expecting some run of the mill also ran and came out with some nice social commentary that elevated it slightly.
This was just confused and dull.

Jordan Peele can get out. I also wasted my time watching the first two episodes of the new twilight zone, I'm blaming that on him as well.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by duskvstweak » June 4th, 2019, 6:54 pm

Saw Godzilla and Aladdin last weekend.
I flat out hated Aladdin, but different strokes. My wife enjoyed it and so did a few of my friends.
I liked Godzilla without loving it. All those wonderful trailers had me expecting a life transforming monster movie and, though there's plenty of fun to be had, it never became the "end all, be all" of Godzilla films, I think. I stand by that Peter Jackson's King Kong might be as good as any Kong film is every going to be and while King of the Monsters has it's moments, it's still a bit off at times.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Cangry » June 5th, 2019, 8:34 am

Yesterday watched John Wick, loved the 3rd movie to be honest. Has anyone see it?

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Simonsloth » June 5th, 2019, 10:12 am

Suits wrote:
May 24th, 2019, 7:55 am
I’m not really one for TV at all and very rarely actually watch anything.

But, a mate put me into the new series that’s started on Sky Atlantic - Chernobyl.

Watched the first episode last night, it’s haunting, so chilling. Excellent stuff.

If you have a morbid interested in that human disaster, then it’s a fascinating perspective of the immediate events following the explosion.
Apparently it has the highest IMDB rating of any series...ever! That is according to sky on Twitter.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by duskvstweak » June 5th, 2019, 5:30 pm

Cangry wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 8:34 am
Yesterday watched John Wick, loved the 3rd movie to be honest. Has anyone see it?
Third was a good time. Loved the hallway/knife fight.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Alex79uk » June 6th, 2019, 1:11 pm

We just watched the end of Season 3 of GoT.

The "red wedding".

:(

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by dezm0nd » June 8th, 2019, 7:40 pm

Oof! What a belter.

Watched the first episode of season 5 for black mirror.

I genuinely dont know what the answer is to that question but hey ho! Whatever works, right?

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by clippa » June 9th, 2019, 3:55 am

Got done watching Black Mirror series 5 there tonight and I'm afraid it's not good news. I'll spoiler it all in case people haven't watched them yet or just plain don't want to hear mister misery guts moaning on and harshing their vibe.
Spoiler: show
Ooft, they were all pretty poor.

Ashley too looked the most interesting in the trailer but was the worst of the lot, felt like black mirror jumping the shark, piss weak.
Striking Vipers was aaaalright, passable if it had been the one naff episode in another series. The car/phone one could have been a lot better than it was, really shoddy execution.

It was never the most subtle of shows but it seems really ham fisted and broad and lazy now. Pot/kettle, I know, but the attempts at humour never landed. My toes were curling a lot, especially during the ashley one.

Probably not fair to call out the actors, but I wasn't sold on any of the performances this time round, not that they had much to work with.

Such a shame. I was looking forward to this and it was pretty bloody terrible, I have to be honest. It all felt a bit "that'll do", a bit insulting. Even my least favourite episodes, I usually find them halfway entertaining. There wasn't much to like here at all.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Alex79uk » June 15th, 2019, 11:18 pm

We watched When They See Us over the last two nights on Netflix. It's probably the best thing I've seen in a couple of years, absolutely incredible.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by duskvstweak » June 17th, 2019, 5:10 pm

Since I do that bad movie podcast, I've been watching some...rough films for the first time.
I've now seen Johnny Mnemonic, Battlefield Earth and, just this weekend, Dragonball Evolution.
Actually, I gotta say, if you called the Dragonball movie ANYTHING ELSE but Dragonball, it might not be as reviled as it is. It's a horrendous adaption, just terrible, but, on it's own, it's fairly harmless and a bit entertaining at times.
Just change the fighting to skateboarding and little else would need to change.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Caligulas Horse » June 17th, 2019, 5:16 pm

duskvstweak wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Since I do that bad movie podcast
Which one is it?

I was listening to One Good Thing for awhile and that was quite fun. I do love a good bad film, I'd recommend Ghost Shark if you haven't seen it.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by duskvstweak » June 17th, 2019, 5:18 pm

Caligulas Horse wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 5:16 pm
duskvstweak wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Since I do that bad movie podcast
Which one is it?

I was listening to One Good Thing for awhile and that was quite fun. I do love a good bad film, I'd recommend Ghost Shark if you haven't seen it.
Is there seriously a bad movie podcast called One Good Thing?
Mine is called Three Nice Things.
I'm gonna go sit in the dark now.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Caligulas Horse » June 17th, 2019, 5:24 pm

duskvstweak wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 5:18 pm


Is there seriously a bad movie podcast called One Good Thing?
Mine is called Three Nice Things.
I'm gonna go sit in the dark now.
haha that's brilliant! I didn't realise you meant you actually made the podcast though, I'll have to check that out.

In One Good Thing the concept is they watch bad movies and have to find the things that they actually like about it, is that similar to your own?

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by duskvstweak » June 17th, 2019, 6:47 pm

Caligulas Horse wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 5:24 pm
duskvstweak wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 5:18 pm


Is there seriously a bad movie podcast called One Good Thing?
Mine is called Three Nice Things.
I'm gonna go sit in the dark now.
haha that's brilliant! I didn't realise you meant you actually made the podcast though, I'll have to check that out.

In One Good Thing the concept is they watch bad movies and have to find the things that they actually like about it, is that similar to your own?
It's...the exact same thing.
*sigh*
Oh, well!

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Alex79uk » June 17th, 2019, 9:11 pm

:lol:

It's like the time I rocked up to band practice and proudly showed off the new bass line I'd written. Everyone just looked at me like I was mental until someone said, "Uh, it's New Born by Muse".

And it was. Note for note.

I wouldn't mind, but the exact same thing happened a few years later when I claimed to have written Come Together by Spiritualized.

:lol:

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by FemalePheromones » June 17th, 2019, 9:31 pm

duskvstweak wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 6:47 pm

It's...the exact same thing.
*sigh*
Oh, well!
Absolutely savage.

I actually listened to the Mario Brothers episode. I like the format but I find it hard to listen to a podcast about something I haven't seen.

I'll probably listen to the Fantastic Four one as I'm curious enough to listen to a less than 1 hour podcast on it but nowhere near enough to actually watch it.

Other than that I'm keeping my eye out for when you do a film I actually know.

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