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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby j0rdi » 4:35pm on 21 Sep 17

I had to post this as it is almost beat perfect:

http://nerdist.com/nerdist-presents-tho ... s-trailer/

If you've ever wondered what the newest Thor would look like in an 80s video trailer.

I think I'd watch it even more...
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby simonpaulburley » 10:22pm on 25 Sep 17

I've just watched the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery and....... contrary to the prevailing on-line opinion, I LIKED it!

Yes I know the "we can afford prosthetics now" Klingons were a bit generic. But I can forgive that.

The one BIG issue I have was the music. Not just the bland - Netflix branding it seems - theme (lack of) tune. The soundtrack. When did SciFi shows adopt this drifty, standoffish, droning Muzak that distances the viewer from the action and totally fails to foster suspense and excitement? BSG suffered from the same thing but I don't think it was first. Where's all the brass? All the thunder? All the EXCITEMENT? Recut these episodes with a full, dramatic orchestral score and it'd change a lot of people's views on events.

Apart from that though, I really liked a lot about the show. The production is bloody beautiful. Yes it's pastiche, but all Star Trek now has to be pastiche and it's good pastiche, with loads of little call backs to the many older series and films. I like how they've cunningly combined Kirk and Spock into a single character. Good use of Sarek. Bad-ass Vulcans. But, most of all, the whole show fronted and carried by two non-White females and you don't even notice it. It's not even worthy of comment. Just as it should be. Just as it should ALWAYS have been.

Liked it.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby j0rdi » 5:20pm on 27 Sep 17

I just watched the Anime short (~15mins) prequel to Bladerunner 2049. It's on crunchyroll:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/blade-runner ... 022-748417

It's only 480p (unless you sign up to their free trial) but that's fine for anime, and it's Eng-dub. So is it worth watching? If you like anime or are looking for some cyberpunk inspiration then I'd say yes, if neither apply but you're a Bladerunner buff then maybe (there's a bit of backstory about the world in there).
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 7:50pm on 05 Oct 17

Just been to see Bladerunner 2049.

Not keen.

Not going to say any more right now, your mileage may vary.

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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby SJE » 8:32pm on 05 Oct 17

Just saw Bladerunner 2049- bloated running time, self indulgent visuals and a glacial pace. Like a latter day GRRM book it's desperately in need of an editor who can stand up to the auteur and remind them to go back to the meat and potatoes. A disappointing 3 out of 10!
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Dom » 8:11pm on 17 Oct 17

Saw Blade Runner 2049. My mileage does vary. Brilliant.


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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby ragr » 1:40pm on 26 Oct 17

Dom wrote:Saw Blade Runner 2049. My mileage does vary. Brilliant.


My mileage varies as well. Excellent sequel with a couple of plot holes that can be ignored. Of course, my attention span exceeds that of a goldfish so that helped :wink: .
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Vile » 4:17pm on 05 Nov 17

Just started watching Deutschland 83. Man, it makes me miss the cold war. :)
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 6:26pm on 05 Nov 17

ragr wrote:
Dom wrote:Saw Blade Runner 2049. My mileage does vary. Brilliant.


My mileage varies as well. Excellent sequel with a couple of plot holes that can be ignored. Of course, my attention span exceeds that of a goldfish so that helped :wink: .
Mmm as a goldfish I resemble that remark

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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby ragr » 6:28pm on 05 Nov 17

satbunny wrote:
ragr wrote:
Dom wrote:Saw Blade Runner 2049. My mileage does vary. Brilliant.


My mileage varies as well. Excellent sequel with a couple of plot holes that can be ignored. Of course, my attention span exceeds that of a goldfish so that helped :wink: .
Mmm as a goldfish I resemble that remark


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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 6:42pm on 05 Nov 17

Valerian

Lovely visuals.
Nice story.
Unconvincing romance, even a bit creepy
Remarkably chauvinist for 2017
Beautiful visuals

Besson would have done Star Wars prequels so well

Did I say GORGEOUS VISUALS?



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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby dpmcalister » 9:13pm on 05 Nov 17

I watched Dune last night for the first time ever! I was coming at it without any baggage as, aside from knowing it existed, I've not read any of the books. I really enjoyed it (and playing spot the actor!)
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby simonpaulburley » 11:50pm on 05 Nov 17

dpmcalister wrote:I watched Dune last night for the first time ever! I was coming at it without any baggage as, aside from knowing it existed, I've not read any of the books. I really enjoyed it (and playing spot the actor!)


I love, and miss, the De Laurentis SciFi production style. Barbarella, Flash Gordon, Dune. Why has that baroque production style been allowed to wither away?
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 6:20pm on 08 Nov 17

I have, at last, started my massive Star Trek retrospective on Netflix, beginning with The Original Series.

It's High Resolution, 35mm, and gosh it's good.

I never got to watch all ST:TOS the first time around, just here and there.

Very intrigued by just how much it's about feelings and emotions from the very get go, not so much fisticuffs and space battles.



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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby simonpaulburley » 7:24pm on 08 Nov 17

satbunny wrote:I never got to watch all ST:TOS the first time around, just here and there.

Very intrigued by just how much it's about feelings and emotions from the very get go, not so much fisticuffs and space battles.


Trying very hard to bite my Trekkie tongue and not wax lyrical. Just three things:

1) Acting is cheap. Fisticuffs and space battles cost money.
2) You'll see what a bad rap history has given Kirk. He is far far less gung Ho than everyone says.
3) you do know that the original pilot film ("The Cage") was rejected for being "too cerebral" and Roddenberry deliberately put fisticuffs into the second pilot ("Where no man has gone before") just to ensure the series got picked up, don't you?
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