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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 19 January, 2021, 03:05:26 AM »
Up to episode 5 of The Stand on Amazon.  Been a long time since I read the book (one of my favourite King novels) and I don’t remember much about the the original mini series but this seems pretty good so far, decently acted and some rather horrifying effects for old Captain Tripps.  I do like how they have mixed up the timelines so it’s not all end of the world apocalypse for the first few episodes and we get some as we are introduced to each character.  I honestly haven’t read the book since I was a teen and due to a lot of living between then and now I can’t remember but the all but they seem to be missing a pretty major character what was the Trash Can Mans name? 
Maybe a bit depressing for some as well what with watching a series about a pandemic that wipes out 99% of the population in current times but it does make it all the more relatable.

American Gods is back too, first couple of eps are slow but it’s still good even if it has gone a fair bit off book.  Looks like Mr World has been recast as Ms World which is a shame as Crispin Glover was very creepy as Mr World.’

CU Radbacker

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 20 December, 2020, 01:22:52 AM »
Just about finished Alice in Borderland on the Netflix, very cool Japanese series that does some very interesting things about episode 3.  Worth a watch if you like Battle Royale and it’s ilk.  Based on a manga that has also been turned into an OVA but I haven’t read the manga or seen the OVA but I might seek it out when we I’m done with season 1.
Only watched the 1st episode of the Expanse season 5 so far, I’m going to take this slowly to make it last.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 26 November, 2020, 03:45:08 AM »
Finally getting around to the Man in the High Castle, slight problem is I do like it but been busy at work and when I start to watch it about 9.30 and night I keep falling asleep!!!! It’s annoying the shit out of me as I am enjoying what I’m watching but having problems getting through a whole episode without dozing off :( :(
Oh and heads up to anyone with Amazon Prime though if you are a fan you’d probably know this The Expanse is back in a couple of weeks!!!

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 05 November, 2020, 03:18:19 AM »
Why haven’t I watched Ash vs The Evil Dead before?
Just started it on Netflix 4 episodes in and it’s great, lots of splatter and very like a direct continuation of Evil Dead 2.
It’s groovy

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Film & TV / Re: Doom Patrol… Season Three
« on: 13 September, 2020, 01:06:56 AM »
Great news one of my favourite series, and yes season 2 did just suddenly finish without any kind of satisfying wrap up.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 11 September, 2020, 01:12:33 PM »
I blasted through both seasons of Cobra Kai I one weekend and I don’t usually binge shows I like to make em last but it was just too morish.  Never been a big fan of the Karate Kid movies but had seen them enough times for this to work, very impressed with how I couldn’t decide who to go for in the tourney at the end of first season.
If you like a bit of Ridley Scott I suggest Raised by Wolves, absolutely glorious looking and interesting story to boot, 3 episodes have dropped to get you into it and I think I have the forth to watch tonight. 

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 09 September, 2020, 04:06:22 AM »
Anyone out there watching Lovecraft Country?
Watched episode 4 last night and quite enjoying it, I like that each episode seems to be a bit of a mini movie and be its own genre.  Eps 1 & 2 were right lovecraftian horror, ep 3 is a ghost story and ep 4 is an Indian Jones like adventure.  Interesting overarching storyline but you can basically be watch each episode in isolation to the others and enjoy it.
The Boys are back in town too With a nice 3 episode arc to start the season, I do like how they are going a different direction to the comic too, Homelander is exceptionally creeped and crazy and I actually thought the new Stormfront character wasn’t going to be too abominable but they course corrected me by episode 3 she is a right c$&nt 😂

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 19 August, 2020, 07:15:17 AM »
Total War Troy

Well at least it was free, I really liked 3 Kingdoms and have an absolute obsession with the Total War Warhammer games(over 1000 hours on WH2) but this one just seems pretty meh.  I’ve only put a few hours into it so far so I might find myself enjoying it more iirc I found 3 Kingdoms pretty average to begin with but ended up enjoying it quite a bit but I really do like the whole War of 3 Kingdoms era and have never really been into the Iliad era stuff.  I’m also a bit disappointed you don’t have the option to run a mythological campaign where your legendary units (centours, Giants and Minotaurs) are actual monsters rather than just guys dressed up, it shouldn’t have been that hard for them to offer two ways of playing the campaign like they did with 3 Kindoms (historical where your generals are just generals and you troops tire realistically and then Romance mode where you generals are absolute beasts who can take on whole units by themselves and your troops can run more without getting fatigued as easily).
Like all Total War games it is gorgeous to look at and sounds spectacular.
Roll on Warhammer 3 please

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 07 August, 2020, 05:19:31 AM »
Umbrella Academy season 2 on Netflix, I really liked season 1 but season 2 is even more fun.  Strongly recommend it if you like your supes

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 03 August, 2020, 03:55:07 AM »
Yeah went to the cinema for the first time in ages to watch something new,  Unhinged in which Russell Crow plays himself loosing his shit and road raging a poor lady.  Quite enjoyed it, some edge of the seat stuff in there and nasty violence, has a bit to say about our increasingly violent and disconnected world and fin r a change it doesn’t drag on too long (a lean 90 minutes).  I don’t get scared or squeamish watching horror movies but this did a very good job unnerving me as it seems all too possible and n today’s world, I definitely will think before I beep my horn next time I’m cut off in traffic 😊 I think a solid B+ of a movie but I might have given it a bit more than it was worth as I was so happy getting back to the cinema.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 23 July, 2020, 04:46:31 AM »
Watching an episode a night of the Brave New World Series, I remember as a youngun we were supposed to read the original novel for year 11 English lit class but I bugged out and never read it (qt the time I was a Fantasy nerd and not really into sci-fi especially something from the 30’s!!!), so I have a question for those that have read it - was it full of sex like the newer TV series because if so my teen self missed out.  I have no doubt the series has been modernised quite a bit from the original (a controlling AI probably didn’t feature in the original or if it did Aldis really was way ahead of the curve) but it is quite interesting and certainly well acted, as he world is also very well realised and you can see a decent amount of money up on the screen, I’m enjoying it quite a bit but was wondering what book lovers think of it compared to the original novel, also is the original novel still worth a read (I’m not big into classic sci-fi the oldest novel I read wAs Tiger Tiger by Alfred Bester but I did really enjoy it as I could see the ideas some of my favourite modern authors stole from it).

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 30 June, 2020, 04:18:45 AM »
Speaking of Doom Patrol series 2 has just starred and the fist episode is a goody though a catch up would have been nice as I’d forgotten how the last series ended (was too long ago and too many other series in between for my old man brain to remember); no more narrator for spoiler reasons but still looks like it will be suitably bonkers.  I might have to pull out my GN of the Morrison run see how it differs.
Snow Piercer is pretty good and quite different to the movie which is also on Netflix in Oz at least and worth a watch.
Also been enjoying Stargirl, not rally familiar with with the JSA but it’s pretty entertaining and I would say currently the best of the Bertalini DC stuff on TV at the moment though the titular character can be a bit annoying I think she is supposed to, some very ambitious FX especially the opening episode.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 10 June, 2020, 03:21:43 AM »
Agree with Space Force watching an episode a night and really enjoying it, was the war games one last night.  Also greatly enjoying Snow Piercer series l, wasn’t sure if it would be different enough to the great movie that came out a few years ago but it is plus Jennifer Connley 😘 unusual for a Netflix show it’s getting an episode each week so if you want to binge your going to need to wait till it’s all dropped.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 04 May, 2020, 06:32:01 AM »
Another vote for Tron 2, one of my favourite belated sequels.  Another upvote for the soundtrack too, you can actually watch the movie with the soundtrack only and still get a pretty good gist of what’s happening especially if you are familiar with the first one.
Been on a bit of an Asian movie kick at the moment as SBS have been playing a nice collection this month, quite a varied collection such a Journey to the West 2, big budget and bombastic, League of Gods another big budget CGI fest but probably didn’t enjoy it as much as Journey not being familiar with the story but the two standouts for me were The Mermaid from Stephen Chow (Kungfu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer) which is very slapstick and bonkers but lots of fun and The Villainess which is top stuff.  Anyone in Oz can watch these for free on SBS on Demand

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Film & TV / Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« on: 28 March, 2020, 02:12:37 AM »
Watched the last episode and was real impressed that theykilled of Picard and then they didn’t  >:(, overall not a bad series but I’m sure I’m probably in the minority here in the I like Discovery more and am chomping at the bit to see where they take that after the end of last season.

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