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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3120 on: 13 December, 2021, 10:08:47 AM »
(I'm a fan of the original, natch, and controversially rank III above the others mainly because I love it being a pure chase movie).

I probably rate 3 over 2.  Just somewhat more fun.  The original is the best and it's a fine movie, but the best things about it are the effects and especially the music.  That score makes that film.

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« Reply #3121 on: 06 January, 2022, 11:40:04 PM »
I've thoroughly enjoyed the new BBC (and partners) production of AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS starring David Tennant (quite brilliant as Fogg), Ibrahim Koma as Passepartout (starting out looking like a romantic cad) and Leonie Benesch as a Journalist who is more than just along for the ride.

The Daily Mail is probably saying it's woke, liberal nonsense but I thought it was a great way to adapt and update and make a more inclusive version of a classic story that has a lot of old fashioned ideas in it. The changes, to me anyway, didn't seem forced but fitted naturally into a modern telling.

It's all good stuff and episodes in Hong Kong and the Wild West are particularly fun.  No spoilers but it doesn't end in quite the way they seemed to have been building to either.

And they even set up the sequel for our three adventurers.
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« Reply #3122 on: 06 January, 2022, 11:46:34 PM »
I've watched all 4 seasons of Camp Cretaceous and really enjoyed them - the kids can be annoying at times, but that's because they're kids, and I'm (mostly) an adult.

Season 4 is probably my least favourite so far but though it's still bonkers fun, it lacks a map and sense of geography the others had. And not enough adults get eaten so far...

Plus surely the technology to run those biomes is worth more than dinosaur making technology?
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« Reply #3123 on: 07 January, 2022, 07:47:00 AM »
I've watched all 4 seasons of Camp Cretaceous and really enjoyed them - the kids can be annoying at times, but that's because they're kids, and I'm (mostly) an adult.

Season 4 is probably my least favourite so far but though it's still bonkers fun, it lacks a map and sense of geography the others had. And not enough adults get eaten so far...

Plus surely the technology to run those biomes is worth more than dinosaur making technology?

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« Reply #3124 on: 07 January, 2022, 08:05:03 AM »
Sauron makes a very compelling arguement. I mean you could probably not just cure cancer, you could wipe out malaria, stop famine all of which would be super... but dinosaurs are SOOOOO cool and lets face it will probably wipe of people anyway so you might as well skip to the end.

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« Reply #3125 on: 07 January, 2022, 09:09:11 AM »
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« Reply #3126 on: 07 January, 2022, 10:35:34 AM »
I've watched all 4 seasons of Camp Cretaceous and really enjoyed them - the kids can be annoying at times, but that's because they're kids, and I'm (mostly) an adult.

Season 4 is probably my least favourite so far but though it's still bonkers fun, it lacks a map and sense of geography the others had. And not enough adults get eaten so far...

Plus surely the technology to run those biomes is worth more than dinosaur making technology?



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« Reply #3127 on: 09 January, 2022, 10:14:28 AM »

Dopesick. Dramatisation of the greed-fuelled bonkersness leading to the opioid disaster in the U.S. with excellent performances from Michael Keaton and Rosario Dawson (and everyone else). Don't watch if you believe Big Pharma is on your side!

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« Reply #3128 on: 10 January, 2022, 08:51:08 PM »

Around the World in 80 Days. Absolutely wonderful, the best adaptation I've seen by a country mile (and fingers crossed they follow up that final hint with the same finesse...)

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« Reply #3129 on: 10 January, 2022, 09:05:33 PM »

Around the World in 80 Days. Absolutely wonderful, the best adaptation I've seen by a country mile (and fingers crossed they follow up that final hint with the same finesse...)

Yeah we all really enjoyed it. It's a very loose adaption but all the better for it
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« Reply #3130 on: 13 January, 2022, 12:00:33 AM »
Detectorists on iPlayer.

It's really rather good.
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« Reply #3131 on: 14 January, 2022, 12:01:32 PM »
Been meaning to check that out, rather adoring the annual Worzel Gummidge specials from the same team. Just delightful, calming television drenched in folklore.

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« Reply #3132 on: 14 January, 2022, 01:25:31 PM »
Detectorists on iPlayer.

It's really rather good.

It is perfect.

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« Reply #3133 on: 14 January, 2022, 02:43:25 PM »
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« Reply #3134 on: 15 January, 2022, 01:49:43 PM »
I cannot recommend Station Eleven highly enough.

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