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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby simonpaulburley » 9:46pm on 12 Jan 18

It's all about "the leg moment". If anyone asks what The Orville is all about, show them that scene out of context. Then tell them "that's what it's about!"

It's a wierd Frankenstein show. Extra-lite Star Trek. Great sets - but furnished by Ikea. Not do much comedy as random surrealist moments. Shouldn't work but does.

I like Bortis - the ultimate deadpan "I agree it is funny."

I LOVE the fact that in every episode there's a big heavy door and he ALWAYS tries to open it himself before using the "jar of pickles" line.

I think what it needs is an overarching plot. More B5, DS9 than TOS, TNG.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby dr_mitch » 12:21am on 13 Jan 18

The Orville got better and better over the first few episodes. At first I didn't find most of it very funny- the humour got in the way- but that improved too, though there are still cringey bits. The "leg" bit was great.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 3:24pm on 21 Jan 18

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All I can say, the Muggles got a Shadowrun movie... and it had Will Smith and Noomi Rapace in it! Awesome great.

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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 10:02pm on 22 Jan 18

Enjoying my Z Nation on Netflix by tempted by Van Helsing, any one tried it yet?

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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Darran » 5:49pm on 23 Jan 18

satbunny wrote:Enjoying my Z Nation on Netflix by tempted by Van Helsing, any one tried it yet?


Wynonna Earp is far better (in a very cheesy way). :D
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Cursed Monkeyhand » 8:15pm on 23 Jan 18

I did enjoy Wynonna Earp, Van Helsing is a tad bleaker and it took me a while to care about anyone.Chrisopher Heyerdahl was brilliant in it though
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 9:04pm on 23 Jan 18

Cursed Monkeyhand wrote:I did enjoy Wynonna Earp, Van Helsing is a tad bleaker and it took me a while to care about anyone.Chrisopher Heyerdahl was brilliant in it though
I'll watch out for Wynona Earp

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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Cursed Monkeyhand » 11:46pm on 23 Jan 18

Brittania. I have now binged it all and I can’t make up my mind. I really wanted to like it, My other half loved it. Don’t get me wrong it looks great, well shot and some amazing scenery but the characters just bugged me. As with many of these things there’s some questionable historical accuracy and the druids were very much in the vein of Caesar’s campaign diaries. I didn’t quit half way through so that’s something.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Peanut » 1:43pm on 24 Jan 18

Season 2 of the Shannara Chronicles. Not the greatest acting but an enjoyable enough romp through the Shannara setting. Their portrayal of Garrett Jax wasn't how I'd ever imagine him though...
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Dom » 12:43am on 25 Jan 18

satbunny wrote:Bright

All I can say, the Muggles got a Shadowrun movie... and it had Will Smith and Noomi Rapace in it! Awesome great.


Shadowrun 2018 was disappointing in that there wasn’t enough Cyberspace or Decker bits in it.


Kidding. Loved it.


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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby j0rdi » 6:35pm on 03 Feb 18

Finished off Britannia... I liked it, although it was touch and go for a while, I was won over in the end. There's some great actors in there which makes the not so good ones stick out like a druid's nose. There also seemed to be a dissonance in tone, too many of the characters felt too 'modern'. But definitely looking forward to more if they make it.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby LTD » 9:20am on 04 Feb 18

Working my way through Better Call Saul which I'm enjoying. More so than Breaking Bad I think. There's something tragic about Bob Odenkirk's performance as Jimmy McGill tries to do the right thing but slides inexorably into becoming Saul.

Going through a bit of a horror phase with films at the moment. I've recently watched:

A Dark Song - A bereaved single mother employs an occultist to help her conduct a ritual that will allow her to talk to her dead son. Things don't go well. Great performance from Steve Oram as a sort of Brummie John Constantine.

The Canal - Family move into a waterside property in which a murder took place. Scary things happen. Not badly done but perhaps a bit generic. Also suffers slightly from being a multi-national funded effort: The unnamed city in the film seems to be located at a point equidistant between Ireland, Britain and the Netherlands.

Tank-432 - A group of mercenaries become trapped inside an APC. They start to hallucinate and go bonkers as it becomes apparent that they've been used to trial a new combat drug. Much castigated by the would-be film critics on imdb, it's not brilliant but also not a total write off. If you've seen Jacob's Ladder and A Field in England you won't find it that diffcult to figure out. Almost certainly the most foul mouthed film I've ever seen though.

Prevenge - Alice Lowe stars as a mum-to-be seeking revenge on the people she blames for her boyfriend's death in a climbing accident. Played as a very gory black comedy, Lowe who also writes and directs gives the film a vaguely trippy ambience that makes it all the more disquieting, like experiencing someone else's psychotic episode.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 8:54pm on 07 Feb 18

Well, if Z Nation was schlock horror AFMBE/Chill crossover, then the second season is without a doubt a Mad Max 28mm skirmish game with every matchbox car and truck you had as a kit pimped out with green putty and spiky bits.

Awesome, now where is my copy of Mutants and Death Ray Guns .
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What have you seen recently?

Postby Dom » 10:01pm on 07 Feb 18

Watched “Altered Carbon”. Loved every bit of its dark Cyberpunk noir heart.


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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 12:28am on 08 Feb 18

Dom wrote:Watched “Altered Carbon”. Loved very bit of its dark Cyberpunk noir heart.


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