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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 March, 2018, 12:28:58 PM »
Logan Lucky
A heist movie, basically, entertaining and well-made on that score- as a comedy...hmmmmn... it relied way too heavily on the 'aren't red-necks gas altogether with their Nascars and whathaveyou' trope to amuse my good self, but overall, I'd still say it's worth the watch, (if only to see Kylo Ren as a one-handed surly bartender) .

Quick warning to subjects of Her Majesty ,- Seth McFarlane (who I'm normally a big fan of ) has a cameo portraying what I think is supposed to be a British* person; he isn't very good at it.

*Or Australian/Pakistani/South African/ maybe Welsh**--.

EDIT**Yes , I know Welsh is technically British- but they do have a distinctive accent that's fairly different from what might be termed as British RP or whatever.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 07 March, 2018, 08:07:43 PM »

...Look, it's a complete disgrace for all concerned, but what probably annoys me more is the utter bile being poured on Tallaght and Jobstown (even though the Lidl isn't actually in either), as if all 100,000 of us were some kind of sub-human out here: it was our bloody shop that was destroyed! 
I'm not Tallaghfornian (being a Donaghmeejit myself) but nonetheless...
 Also, as I'm sure you are aware, there are some on this island who are going to seize any opportunity to denigrate every single one of the denizens of Jobstown, from now into perpetuity, for political reasons. Heartbreaking to see a few loo-lahs just hand this type of fodder to them...
 to loot LIDL of all places*.

*Full disclosure: my own ancestors did loot in 1916... but we got a cast-iron bed from BROWN THOMAS #classyhistoricallooting

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 07 March, 2018, 07:09:53 PM »
Gerald's Game
Basic  horror about 'kinky' sex gone wrong.. Effing brilliant!. proper good acting from yerwan who was aged up to portray the original 'Silk Spectre' from Watchmen. A bit mad. Tense. Great.
 Original,  truleh creepeh.
 Explained itself a little more than I personally felt it had to.
 I Strongly recommend.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 March, 2018, 09:32:25 PM »
If it makes you feel any better... it's implied that Jason Statham's character raped the film's lead, and the final line is "stop screaming - you loved it."
Thank you: that does make me feel better (about switching Spy 2015 off... I'm just as bewildered as ever ). :)

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 March, 2018, 11:10:32 AM »
Spy 2015
Cast : Melissa Mcarthy, Jude law, Alison Janney, Jason Stratham, Miranda Hart, Peter Serafinowicz...
score 7 IMDB     94% critics score on Rotten Toms.
 I liked the beginning, - thought it was a good premise, just the sort of light nonsense that I was in the humour for...  but as soon the story started it just seemed to become incrementally less funny on a gag- by- gag basis until about 20 mins into it- I had to turn it off in bewildering frustration.

A comedy so shite that it put me in a bad mood.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 20 January, 2018, 08:42:22 PM »
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
... while the show itself looks like it cost an absolute fortune - the costumes, sets and props are Mad Men-level immaculate, the title card and credits look almost laughably low-rent, like they are placeholders or something.
I love this show also. RE your point-- I'm not sure but, my own take on the simplistic title and credits was that they themselves were 'period' or 'retro'; simple graphics reflecting the look from a simpler age of 60's TV shows. I could be wrong , mind you.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 January, 2018, 11:33:10 AM »
Ingrid goes west
A very modern film, I guess. Watching it felt like a fairly good episode of Black Mirror to me.

 You know you're old when watching stories of contemporary tech (that you haven't bothered catching up with* ) feel a bit like watching speculative science fiction...

*In this case 'Instagram'.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 January, 2018, 12:54:37 AM »
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

(which really could've done with a less self-harming-teenagers-bedroom-door-slamming-exit-shout of a title), was funny and tense and sharp and warm and stood up for the notion of 'ordinary decent people' in a way that reminded me of 'Fargo' when it 1st came out. I strongly recommend.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 January, 2018, 09:54:49 PM »
Ride me sideways
That was another one

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 15 January, 2018, 10:21:39 AM »
 Reading about the discovery of incredible alien rock 'Hypatia' lead me to wonder about the person the rock was named after-- which lead me to this film I'd never heard of. A friend had already seen it and told me it was boring over-long rubbish so my expectations were set to extremely low.

I found it ...'interesting'. I'd never seen early Christianity depicted as the scary anti-civilisation fundamentalist apocalyptic death cult that it must have seemed at the time. The whole thing is a piece of Atheist propaganda- but give me that over Mel Gibson's Christian propaganda any day. As a film in it's own right, probably not great, but , as I said 'Interesting'.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 24 December, 2017, 02:42:45 PM »
This is the last Starwars film I am going to be bothered watching; for me, The Force Awakens felt like watching The Australian Abba or some other equivalent tribute band- but that was okay , I felt , because, in a way, it HAD to be; it was the first Disney post-prequel out of the gate, it was okay that it was so referential, it had to regain the original spirit, as it were.

 But this was the film where we were going to find out if the franchise had potential- if the franchise had chops of any sort and I honestly thought it was a confusing and pointless narrative mess. People have told me ' it's just for kids and don't over-analyse it'-- so look; as far as 'kids's films' go-- Paddington 2 was by far the superior film. As far as actual films go. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

« on: 01 December, 2017, 01:50:43 PM »
I thought Episode 11 was very good. Jokes , Sci-Fi, pacing, character arcs ,call-backs... it was quite nice.

« on: 25 November, 2017, 07:53:33 PM »
Maybe I just disliked it because I guessed 'the twist' so quickly and was hoping to be wrong.

« on: 17 November, 2017, 11:51:30 PM »
Most recent episode was just as bad; The Orville keeps getting harder to like..:(

« on: 11 November, 2017, 12:30:37 PM »
I've enjoyed this series so far; tonally it's still a bit all over the place but I hope it finds its feet.
( I feel like it's coming from a much warmer place than *ahem* STD )
 BUT- the last episode, (despite a fabbo Kareoke bit at the beginning,) was IMHO the worst one yet.
 Really awful.

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