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Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 19 February, 2019, 06:47:56 pm »
I love really Belter dialect. Sort of a mish-mash of west-indian, working class London* and something else. Well to my ears. The London is mild, more the lasy pronunciation of the le-uh tee. (See what I did there. Not that we all do it and not all the time, but I remember my mum reprimanding me as a kid "IT'S WAW-TER, NOT WAW-UH'. To this day I'm loathe to do that any any more, although it might creep in on occasion.) It's massively exaggerated in Belter, obviously.

Anyway, las' episode me watch was when dat bel'uh racing doof' goh 'im noggin spla'ered a' l gee.

*Granted there's more than one accent there, but I'm not cockney and I've encountered it. Sometimes out my own cake-ole.

Film & TV / Re: Umbrella Academy- Netflix
« on: 19 February, 2019, 06:18:42 pm »
I watched it over the weekend. I liked it a lot.

I read the first comic volume next. Kinda odd and feels a bit disjointed, but it's not bad. There are major differences,yet the series is pretty faithful overall.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 17 February, 2019, 03:48:40 pm »
I liked Cloak and Dagger and felt the tone and presentation was actually rather different from what I associate most US teen stuff to be. Granted, I’m probably  out of touch there. And I seem to like most things so my recommendations might not be worthwhile.

Classifieds / Re: EARTHSIDE 8 FOR SALE
« on: 16 February, 2019, 07:11:18 pm »
I’d have thought the little laughing face at the end would have given it away that , of course I was joking  ;) But yeah I’ll just relist it if it doesn’t sell.

And one for the 'over my head' thread, on my part.

I swear, sometimes when I shake my head, I hear a rattling sound...

Classifieds / Re: EARTHSIDE 8 FOR SALE
« on: 16 February, 2019, 07:08:29 pm »
... And if you're gonna put it in the bulb anyway, if it doesn't sell, you might as well lower the price.

Swipe texting on my phone there...

Off Topic / Re: Stupid things people have actually said to you.
« on: 16 February, 2019, 07:03:26 pm »
I overheard a lady at work saying she wasn't keen on pork because it tasted too much of pig.

To be fair, she isn't stupid at all, (and I kind of get what she means.), but she comes out with amusing things.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 16 February, 2019, 06:04:53 pm »
Too early to be an addiction yet, but I've seen three episodes of Kingdom, and it's very enjoyable. Upper class Koreans had very flamboyant hats back then, didn't they? 😁

I also just started The Umbrella academy. Just one episode in, but I liked it. It's sort of a superhero thing, with a future plot point that could have been nicked from Heroes (although it probably wasn't) but it has some pretty weird stuff mixed in and it all works. Too early to tell how this will be, but it has a promising start.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 February, 2019, 05:57:44 pm »
I'm kind of on the fence about watching Battle Angel Alita.

The large eyed CGI of the main character irritates me a bit for some reason. I was under the understanding that she had the large eyed look in the original media due to the fact all the characters are drawn that way*, and I think it's even more exaggerated with females.

If that's the case, in translation to live action, shouldn't she just look like a young woman? At least until part of her flesh gets scraped away... So why not just have a young actress in the role on screen, rather than through motion capture? (Fair dues, that's a major job in itself, probably actually harder than being on-screen. I'm not knocking motion capture characters in any way.)

I guess her unique appearance is an intentional part of the story, a way of showing that she is visually unique,
and in danger of prejudism as a result, bit suspect that could have been done another way. I don't have anything against that in itself, but I wonder if it strays from the intentions of the original for an excuse for Cameron and co to push the envelope of what is possible with CGI. I actually like CGI, but I feel it should serve the story, not the other way around.

On the other hand, reviews here seem largely positive, which is swaying me. And....*

*having never read the manga or an the anime, I could be wrong here.

Classifieds / Re: EARTHSIDE 8 FOR SALE
« on: 16 February, 2019, 11:07:11 am »
... And if you're gonna put it in the bulb anyway, if it doesn't sell, you might as well lower the price.

Off Topic / Re: The Dream Warriors
« on: 12 February, 2019, 01:20:28 pm »
Heh. I'm not sure, but I'm jealous of your vivid detailed dreams. I hardly ever remember mine, and they tend to be vague and nonsensical.

Your dream reminded me of something I might read in the Dark Tower novels.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 10 February, 2019, 11:35:14 pm »

A supernatural horror western. I downloaded it a while back but only just read it.

The demonic possession stuff wasn’t particularly original, but blending it into a Western resulted in something rather unique, I thought. I enjoyed that a lot.

Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 04 February, 2019, 07:07:47 pm »
For what it's worth, my hearing is fine, yet I often still find myself resorting to subtitles to make out what people say. I have no difficulty hearing the sounds, but often miss the actual words.

Don't get me wrong, it's not so bad that I'd miss most of the film if I left the subtitles off. It doesn't stop me enjoying films at cinemas. But with a rewind function I feel the need to catch everything... and it can make the viewing drag on a bit, if I'm not careful. 😆

While I like the naturalism* in modern acting, there's something to be said for the older days when people spoke more clearly on film..or maybe that's just in my head.

*I might have used the wrong word, there.Speaking and acting in an everyday kind of way** rather than exaggerating enunciation like in some plays is what I mean. Not to be confused with a slightly different spelling which involves people doing everyday activities with their clothes off.

**Making allowances for criminal activities and other naughtiness which provide much of story it's story, of course.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 04 February, 2019, 01:31:05 pm »
Ghost Story

A kind of anthology. Quite good, if a bit silly in places. Genuinely spooked me a bit and made me jump in places. Particularly the first 'case' with Paul Whitehouse.(I'm a big girl's blouse where ghost stories are concerned. I think a lot of what me makes me jump isn't so much the ghoulish appearance as the loud sound affects, though.)

It ended in a rather odd way... but its worth a watch if you like this kind of thing.

Oh, nice little homage to The Evil Dead films in 'Case 2'.

Film & TV / Re: Russian Doll - Netflix
« on: 04 February, 2019, 01:24:55 pm »
I've seen the promo, and it seemed my cup of tea. I appreciate your review, as it's difficult to tell, with new stuff. Thanks.

Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 04 February, 2019, 01:22:27 pm »
I tried watching this and really wanted to like it but it was so dark, I couldn’t see what was happening and everyone mumbled so I couldn’t hear what they were saying. It was like trying to watch a badly pirated VHS.

Given that literally no one else here has reported having this problem, have you considered the possibility that you actually do have a dodgy copy and/or that your eyes and ears are knackered?
Or a general settings issue?

I find dark things a bit difficult to make out on my tv, although I can't remember if that was an issue with the Expanse. As I have this with various films/programmes I'm certain it's my settings though. Or films are generally too badly lit nowadays.

I have attempted to sort it out, but it's surprisingly difficult to get things right, not the actual altering itself which is just sliding bars about, but getting it to look right is another thing.

Not helped by the TV in my room behind a touch too small for the distance from my peepers. Heh.

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