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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 7:25pm on 04 Sep 17

Notes from Jo Malozzi, Dark Matter creator:
https://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/20 ... unleashed/


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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby j0rdi » 8:31pm on 04 Sep 17

satbunny wrote:Notes from Jo Malozzi, Dark Matter creator:
https://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/20 ... unleashed/


Thanks for posting that, I'd have missed it otherwise. Dark Matter wouldn't be the first (un)cancelled show so hopefully syfy take heed and renew it if only to wrap things up!
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby dpmcalister » 8:58pm on 04 Sep 17

I had a week off work last week while we have some builders in so I took the opportunity to binge watch the latest seasons of Orange is the New Black and House of Cards.

OitNB took a dark turn this season. It's still good but I think I prefer it as a comedy with drama rather than drama with some comedy.

House of Cards had lagged a bit last season so I wasn't really expecting much this time around. I was pleasantly surprised though and, towards the end of the season, it was almost back to its best.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby thenovalord » 10:39pm on 09 Sep 17

Passengers was very much my sci fi ( no ashtrays ) but weak ending.

Tin Star . Excellent first episode, I love the Roth. Funkin terrible for next few episodes. Feel compelled to watch rest. Just in case
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby dpmcalister » 11:56pm on 09 Sep 17

I, too, liked Passengers but the ending was a cop-out.

Last night I had a bit of a Morgan Freeman binge with Going in Style and The Bucket List.

Going in Style is a heist movie with the three worst bank robbers ever: Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin. Great fun, if a little predictable.

The Bucket List is one of those rare movies that actually makes me cry. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman make the most of an average script while the end really kicks you in the feels.

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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Elina » 9:56am on 10 Sep 17

When I was in Greece, I saw the Spanish film Contratiempo, which I think is named in English "the Invisible Guest".

"While the clock is ticking, with the aid of a witness preparation expert, a successful entrepreneur accused of murder has less than three hours to come up with an impregnable defence."

Highly recommended. Very gripping and great performances.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby simonpaulburley » 11:16am on 10 Sep 17

thenovalord wrote:Passengers was very much my sci fi ( no ashtrays ) but weak ending.


I also enjoyed it. Seems to be a young script-writer finding their way with an almost mechanical construction - gratuitously finding ways to make the co-protagonist relevant, especially in the climax, and Mr Exposition turning up and dying conveniently. But rather than annoying me, I enjoy it when people make films easy to watch. (I'm a fan of the old 6 panels per page comicbooks, Captain's Logs and Introductory Scrawls.) yes, they missed a trick by not having an old man (or woman, man would be better though) in the med pod at the end.

I've also just stated watching The Expanse Season 2. I don't tend to binge watch Netflix but TRY to space things out so I've only gotten to episode 2. I'd already seen it on YouTube but, in context, it IS one of the best (if not THE best) space battles put on screen. And I loved the ending. Thomas Jane is SO playing my character. He does what my characters would do. Don't try to force feed ME a faire accompli referee!
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby ragr » 11:47am on 10 Sep 17

We all watched It Follows last night and pretty satisfying it was too; especially for a horror flick. Set in what feels like 80s (not blatantly called out, unless I missed something) Detroit, our teen protagonists are stalked by a supernatural killer whose attentions are passed on by having sex; the stalker is for all intents and purposes a form of virus. The allegorical link to AIDs is an obvious one, or was for me. It asks a basic question of how willing are you to pass something on in order to stay alive.

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The catch being if the person you pass it on to is killed by the stalker then you're back up as the next victim.
You can always pass it on again, of course.


The film features an analogue keyboard style soundtrack which again places it in the eighties - or not. No horror film is likely to get higher than a 7 because there are bound to be gaping holes, but this one provoked plenty of discussion after watching which is always a good sign. There are some lovely (Really? Lovely?) shots of decaying urban Detroit as a counterpoint to the still well preserved areas in which the protagonists live. Interestingly, any character older than the protagonists is portrayed as listless and dull, which factors them out of the story; characters as reflection of the city?

Worth a watch.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Evilgaz » 12:04pm on 10 Sep 17

It Follows is boss. It could make for a really dark game of Tales From the Loop
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby ragr » 12:12pm on 10 Sep 17

Got my game juices percolating as well. Tales From The Loop is a great shout that interrupts my tranquil drift to Dead Of Night and Fear Itself.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 3:39pm on 10 Sep 17

Where is It Follows available?

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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby ragr » 3:48pm on 10 Sep 17

satbunny wrote:Where is It Follows available?

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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby nclarke » 4:41pm on 10 Sep 17

I watched 'Curse of the Golden Flower' last night. A fun movie from the guy that did House of Flying Daggers, loads of battle scenes with a huge number of what might be described as ninja assassins and some very nice scenes in what appears to be the Imperial (Forbidden) City plus a massive final battle in the city courtyard with a siege wall being pushed forward to force the rebellious troops back. Well worth a watch.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Dom » 9:44am on 11 Sep 17

Watched that ages ago, loved the intriguing as well.


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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby negromaestro » 11:41pm on 18 Sep 17

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