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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: Today at 11:48:48 AM »
Helena Bonham Carter would have made a crap Lois Lane.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 27 September, 2021, 02:09:50 PM »
ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING (via Starz on Disney) is jolly good even if it is mainly sustained by a trio of fabulous central characters and performances. It's been a while since Steve Martin was this good. Worth seeking out.

In contrast, the Beebs much vaunted submarine murder mystery VIGIL is not. When it focuses on it's USP i.e. the claustrophobic nature of the sub and the higher stakes, it fares ok.  But the actual investigation is being headed by two unlikeable leads with a completely unbelievable relationship and isn't a good example of how you unpeel the onion layers of a mystery in a locked location. 

(Actually saw THE MOUSETRAP  back when it was in your recently... Surely the best template for such things)

Film & TV / Re: Foundation on Apple TV
« on: 27 September, 2021, 02:00:50 PM »
Ah, so Star Wars would have been acceptable if it had been filmed as Leia and Luke sat telling General Dodonna about everything that happened? 

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 27 September, 2021, 08:31:48 AM »

I really wanted this to be rubbish so I could say"More Like The Green Shite!" but it's pretty much why cinema was invented. Don't understand one of the bits of allegory or metaphor? Don't worry, the episodic nature means another one will be along in five minutes. And the overall theme is actually pretty straightforward. Gorgeous to look at and listen to, beautifully acted and with a brilliant final montage and ambiguous last line, I'll be watching this many more times.

It's available on Prime but we saw it at the cinema which was a wise decision.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 September, 2021, 09:11:49 PM »

I want every film burned if 140 years of refining the art culminates in this kind of pap. We need a fresh start.

I liked it. Very feel-good and formulaic, sure but I was in the mood for that and I have a lot of time for Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer.

Film & TV / Re: Foundation on Apple TV
« on: 25 September, 2021, 09:05:45 PM »
Given that most of FOUNDATION is just two or three people in a room talking, I would expect them to take plenty of liberties.

It's funny rereading it at the moment, I don't get a lot of "hope". It all feels a bit off with the manipulation of events even if it is for a "greater good".

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 23 September, 2021, 08:40:06 PM »
What is wrong with you lot?

BATMAN (1989)? More like SHITMAN (1989)!

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 22 September, 2021, 08:32:55 PM »
I don't think it's a "no CGI" approach. There's lots of CGI but it's not normally to the primary way he does an effect. The CGI supports the practical stuff. Same as with Fury Road.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 September, 2021, 07:17:19 PM »
Dumb and Dumber, surely?

Film & TV / Re: Y the Last Man on Disney+
« on: 17 September, 2021, 02:20:04 PM »
I have to ask the obvious question... "Why is all men dying SUCH a disaster?" Well, short term anyway.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 15 September, 2021, 01:10:16 PM »

Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 14 September, 2021, 12:01:58 PM »
There's a HAWKEYE trailer out for the new series. It looks relatively grounded but also good fun but how much of the time is down to clever trailer makers vs. the actual show, we'll have to see.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 11 September, 2021, 09:38:40 PM »
What's a Stan?

Rewatched THE MATRIX last night. It's been a while since I did and, has oft been stated,  the knowledge that Lily and Lana have transitioned adds new layers to it.

Anyway, it's great. If i was to nitpick? The dialogue, though meme city, is either servicable, cliched or too on the nose.

And we're Keanu and Hugo really that young

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 September, 2021, 06:06:11 PM »
Continuing on the Brad Bird kick with THE INCREDIBLES.


Tiny Tips The Next Generation also loved it.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 September, 2021, 05:39:30 PM »
I watched Infinity War and Endgame back-to-back and it's not clear why the second one would be regarded as so woeful compared to the first.

I mean, I think its awful in MANY capacities beyond its comparisons to Infinity War (a thoroughly mediocre is enjoyable experience) due to just how thuddingly, blindingly, dreary and tiresome it is as a piece of "art"* unto itself.

*I use this term with the loosest of meanings when it comes to the house of mouse.

I know i often use things like "More like AVENGERS: SHITGAME" as shorthand myself but these are pretty broad brush strokes. Any chance of an example of "dreary" or "tiresome"?

I mean I certainly think some of the set pieces could be trimmed for time especially if there are beats in there for characters I'm not particularly engaged with but "dreary" and "tiresome" I just don't get. Genuinely curious.

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