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Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Reply #3225 on: 18 June, 2022, 07:07:18 AM »

One of the things I enjoy most about The Boys is Homelander's fake smile. Technically every on screen smile is fake, but Anthony Starr really sells the fakeness. Proper rictus grin.


Couldn't agree more. Starr's entire performance is great. I love the way he manages to get across Homelander trying to hide his ignorance or petulance behind a facade of powerful perfection. The odd little tick or stifled childish outburst in such a powerful character is chilling, creating the impression of an atom bomb on a hair-trigger.

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« Reply #3226 on: 18 June, 2022, 07:22:47 PM »
It's a spinoff from the 2nd Suicide Squad movie which is also called the Suicide Squad and I don't understand the difference.

Are you a fan of the pitch meetings? This one really helps to break down the differences between the two:

https://youtu.be/G74et7XEz2M

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« Reply #3227 on: 18 June, 2022, 07:26:39 PM »
Next episode of The Boys is the Herogasm episode.

Excited and dreading it in equal measure.

Exited because it was such a shocking moment in the books but dreading it because God only knows what will happen in it.

I wonder if they will stay true to the comics and Hughie will get Black Noir's finger up the bum?

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« Reply #3228 on: 19 June, 2022, 09:39:38 PM »

Derry Girls, Season Three. Wonderful, superb, excellent, cracker.

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« Reply #3229 on: 20 June, 2022, 01:53:48 AM »

Derry Girls, Season Three. Wonderful, superb, excellent, cracker.

As someone who grew up in the Derry Girls EU, the phrase you're lookin' is "Pure belter hai"
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« Reply #3230 on: 20 June, 2022, 06:59:08 AM »

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« Reply #3231 on: 01 July, 2022, 02:51:53 PM »
Still watching One Piece.  I don't know why.  I have got to the point I stopped watching last time I tried getting through it, so I'm around a quarter of the way through the whole thing.  My second viewing has been a detriment to my opinion on the series.  I really don't understand why this series is as popular as it is and I've only carried on watching in the hopes that it would become clear as time goes on.

I don't think the show is entirely without merit.  I actually enjoyed watching the East Blue stuff again.  Nevertheless, it's not funny and just keeps repeating the bad jokes it has.  It can look ugly as sin more often than it should.  It is full of battle manga tropes.  It's not all that inventive.  It drags things out too long... etc. etc.  Frankly, regardless of how things go from here on out and how far I can manage to get through the series, I'm not going to ever think it deserves its popularity.  It's pretty mediocre.

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« Reply #3232 on: 09 July, 2022, 06:47:38 AM »
I love One Piece myself, but everybody clicks with different stuff. Has a pretty unique vibe and style. I do find in the second half (say after ep 400 or 500) the pacing of the adaptation slowed down too much, so I switched to reading the manga.

Lately I've been enjoying Doom Patrol, pretty charming and also intense. Just a well done comic serial show.

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« Reply #3233 on: 14 July, 2022, 12:47:54 PM »

Night Sky. J. K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek star as a retired couple with a 20 year old secret - hidden under their garden shed is a portal to another planet. That's the set up, I'll leave it for you to discover the rest. Excellent little show. Recommended.

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« Reply #3234 on: 15 July, 2022, 07:16:51 PM »

The Night Manager. Tom Hiddleston (with the help of Olivia Colman) gets his Bond on as a hotel night manager who falls into the world of international espionage to go up against arms dealer Hugh Laurie in full Bond villain mode in this adaptation of a novel by John Le Carré. Nice, tight little thriller - well worth a watch if you like this kind of thing, which I do.

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« Reply #3235 on: 17 July, 2022, 05:28:12 AM »

The Night Manager. Tom Hiddleston (with the help of Olivia Colman) gets his Bond on as a hotel night manager who falls into the world of international espionage to go up against arms dealer Hugh Laurie in full Bond villain mode in this adaptation of a novel by John Le Carré. Nice, tight little thriller - well worth a watch if you like this kind of thing, which I do.

Saw that closer to when it first came out, and remember liking it a lot.

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« Reply #3236 on: 17 July, 2022, 08:03:08 PM »

Undone. One of those traced-over live action animation (rotoscoped) series. Alma has a car accident and finds herself jumping randomly through time. Her dead father (Bob Odenkirk) shows up to help her control her powers, which she uses to try and make her own and her family's life perfect by fixing the mistakes of the past. But, how can any life be perfect? No matter how much she puts right, there's always something else that can be fixed... Funny and thought provoking and well worth your time.

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« Reply #3237 on: 25 July, 2022, 10:01:05 PM »
THE BOYS season 3 was pretty damned good. Never spotted any filler. Finale had a less than impressive smack down (Homelander strangely underpowered) but that aside, satisfied and set things up for what could be a good fourth (and final?) season.
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« Reply #3238 on: 25 July, 2022, 10:02:58 PM »
Oh and finished Seinfeld which was also great with a fabulous conclusion (even if the last couple of episodes weren't as funny as usual).
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« Reply #3239 on: 25 July, 2022, 11:03:38 PM »
Currently working our way through Slow Horses on AppleTV+. It's pretty great, TBH. Fantastic cast, particularly Gary Oldman's spectacularly sleazy Jackson Lamb, but the performances are all good and it seems unfair to start picking actors out. (OK, maybe Kirsten Scott Thomas' icy deputy head of MI5…)

There's a nasty, twisty plot that stays just the right side of cynically believable, whilst the whole thing is stylishly shot, but resolutely unglamorous.

The basic conceit (focussing on MI5's worst of the worst, a collection of fuck-ups shuffled off to the dilapidated environs of Slough House, a few miles across London from the shiny HQ of MI5) makes a pleasing change from the usual slick, competent types that populate these kinds of thrillers… and you quickly realise that even the smug bastards of MI5 proper are really only there because they're better at covering their arses than the losers.

Oh, and an original theme tune performed by Mick Jagger, no less.

We haven't finished this series yet, but I believe a second is in the works, which I'll be very happy to watch.
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