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Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 05 July, 2022, 11:08:34 PM »
Those resignation letters are brutal!

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 04 July, 2022, 07:44:28 PM »
The recent PLANET OF THE APES movies are all on Disney so, having not seen the third, we've decided on a re-watch.

And my goodness we are off to a CRACKING start with RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.

It fair rattles along, many sections dialogue free(ish) and sets up stakes and world with an efficiency you don't see often enough.

Special effects are just unbelievable for a decade old movie... only comping of baby Caesar in some shots jars slightly.

And it's brilliant the way the protagonist shifts... you start the film rooting for scientist Will but he gets (almost) sidelined as the Apes come to the fore and we cheer them over the Golden Gate bridge. Supporting cast are all great too... We need more John Lithgow.

For some reason, I like James Franco but he's not the best actor and he's outclassed by a motion capture performance here.

Very much looking forward to the next two.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 July, 2022, 02:49:23 PM »
Another vote for TOP GUN: MAVERICK which is half sequel, half update and delivers top notch action, some feels and some punch the air moments.

Trailer for M:I 7 looked pretty good too. Crazy but in a good way.

Prog / Re: Prog 2287: Grinders Keepers!
« on: 27 June, 2022, 04:42:35 PM »
And I have no objection to the Regened - I do think that it is a very odd look though - like if CBBC had a day every month that showed some softcore.

OK - not EXACTLY like that, and yeah there are reasons why it happens and might seem perfectly normal, but take  a step back from that and really, does the Prog need that day a month of softcore? 


Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 24 June, 2022, 11:30:58 PM »
Yes, I enjoyed that too. I thought it sagged in the middle. Ironically at the point that caused lots of fans to cream themselves with the cameos but any film that has a fight with musical notes is fine by me.

Film & TV / Re: Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ (High Chance of SPOILERS)
« on: 23 June, 2022, 11:20:52 AM »
Or even himself "I'm totally obsessed with Obi Wan. But I won't bother confirming that he's actually dead".

The one minute money shot Obi Wan kicking Vader's ass did not justify this.

File under wasted opportunity. But I'm not going to obsess about it.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 June, 2022, 07:57:36 PM »
I rewatched TERMINATOR 3 last night for the first time in goodness knows how long. Obviously it's very much CARRY ON TERMINATING for a lot of its run time but still has some awesome (presumably mostly physical) stunts in the central crane/ car chase set piece and an amusing throwdown in a toilet. Plus that killer ending.

Being nearly twenty years old, some of the CG and FX are a bit ropey but you know what, I think I prefer that to, if made today, where the whole thing would be CG.

Anyway, I enjoyed it.

Creative Common / Re: Does My Figure look big in this?
« on: 17 June, 2022, 09:22:50 PM »
Just to add to the superlatives and say thanks, Trooper McFad, these bring a smile to my face.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 17 June, 2022, 09:10:13 PM »

Episode One of Ms. Marvel was very cool, full of energy and humour. Looking forward to the rest of it!

Yeah, two episodes in and this is genuinely great television. The family dynamic is particularly well written (and performed); what could have been monstrous caricatures are nuanced. Plus doesn't look or sound like any other Marvel stuff.

I bet it has been really well received on Comic Book fan sites across the world. ;o)

Film & TV / Re: Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ (High Chance of SPOILERS)
« on: 16 June, 2022, 08:09:33 PM »
Still all a bit flat in the action department, full of daft "for the plot" plotting,  and studio bound and cheap looking but yeah, that was more fun.

Film & TV / Re: Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ (High Chance of SPOILERS)
« on: 13 June, 2022, 11:21:44 PM »
I like some things in this; Ewen McGregor, it being about Leia, it not being Tattooine and Obi Wan having to refind his mojo.

But i find it stupid that he lost his mojo in the first place however. Did I miss something? Has hiding from the inquisitors actively made him rusty?

Anyway, it's all still oddly a bit flat with things not quite joining up for me. "Don't get out of the tank... Your burns aren't healed" and the injuries are then ignored. Meet Wade, goodbye Wade. The dialogue is perfunctory at best (the Leia/Third Sister scene should have crackled).

Film & TV / Re: Duke Nukem Picture Announced.
« on: 12 June, 2022, 10:11:26 PM »
Isn't this twenty five years too late?

Events / Re: BHP Glasgow Comic Con 4 June drinkies?
« on: 31 May, 2022, 11:47:22 AM »
Away at a Wedding so can't make it.

Film & TV / Re: Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ (High Chance of SPOILERS)
« on: 31 May, 2022, 11:28:30 AM »
I think I enjoyed it more than the other members of the Tips household. It needed some more focused action scenes (a Jedi hunter doing parkour seemed in there just for the sake of it). But yeah, wasn't expecting the plot to be driven by THAT. Makes perfect sense (unless you take every line of dialogue from original movies to be literal and gospel).

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 May, 2022, 10:58:05 AM »
Star Wars: Rogue One.

Still really like it. Looking forward to Andor.

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