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after some time animated movie for kids even adults can enjoy, and I did... 

 

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I have a vast collection of Blurays and DVD's, a lot of which have remained unwatched for different reasons, so I have embarked on a 'check out the ignored movies' quest.  Last days off, I pulled

Went on a trip back to a time they called the 90's   Friday arvo I just needed to unwind and grabbed "Galaxy Quest". Good Star-Trek fandom spoof with Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Ric

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Last night it was back to the blockbusters with "Wonderwoman" on bluray.  I really enjoyed this one, strong female lead character and an ok story line.....this is after all a comic flick.....and excellent action, CGI effects and strong surround audio with gutsy LFE. I have seen a lot of Marvel stuff but maybe the DC Universe is worthy of more viewings......although I can't bring myself to sit through the shambolic Aquaman, from what I've seen and heard.

 

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I watched WW84 (Wonder Woman 84) the other night.

 

It was ok, a bit cliché... or maybe it was the 80's being like that, I can't remember well. The story was ok-ish... like @stevoz said, a comic book flick. I personally think Marvel are doing a much better job, but to each their own I guess.

 

I will have to find the will (and half a working day) to watch Justice League "The Snyder Cut".

 

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On 13/04/2021 at 10:59 AM, stevoz said:

....can't bring myself to sit through the shambolic Aquaman, from what I've seen and heard.

I endured it and it was a shocker!! ?

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On 11/02/2021 at 1:28 AM, kukynas said:

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This is one of my favourite movies which I seem to enjoy more with each viewing.  I find Gary Oldman compelling to watch. 

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30 minutes ago, Peter_F said:

This is one of my favourite movies which I seem to enjoy more with each viewing.  I find Gary Oldman compelling to watch. 

 

than you may like this one as well

 

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Watched this tonight, bit slow moving , but anybody who has endured living in a 1 pub country town in the middle of bum Phuk nowhere , will appreciate it. Good acting and cinematography and good OST.  A nice alternative to big budget productions and suitability foreboding in parts. 
 

 

 

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On 14/04/2021 at 8:33 PM, kukynas said:

 

than you may like this one as well

 

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Funny how when the director is unknown or they fear the film may not fare too well the resort to "produced by" instead of "directed by".

 

Cheers,

 

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Last days off before my holiday started, I watched "Justice League" on Bluray......not too bad but already I cannot remember much from it and that just about says it all. Technically well put together but that's about it.

 

Watch Justice League | Prime Video

 

Last night I rewatched the "Total Recall" remake from 2012.....now this is a lot better than JL. The storyline is a nice twist on the original film (the main question arising: how does anyone have a two way talk to a pre-recorded message?), no Mars in sight, great special effects and a cracking audio track that will give your sub a thorough workout.  Enjoyed it a lot......again.

 

Total Recall (2012) - IMDb

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Last night I watched the third 'Da Vinci Code' movie "Inferno" on bluray. This one I quite enjoyed......more than Angels and Demons anyway. Storyline was still quite far fetched but to me, it made more sense than A&D's storyline. Nice surround audio as well.....and I always enjoy Tom Hanks.

 

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Another viewing last night, this time "Suicide Squad" Extended Cut on bluray. While watching this, I was asking myself "Am I watching the perfect comic book superhero movie?".....I really loved this film. Some beautifully unhinged performances from a great cast, especially our own Margot Robbie. What a committed actress she is! Audio track is fantastic, LFE and surround activity a plenty and the storyline was fine. DC proved they can match it with Marvel with this one. Brilliant!

 

Suicide Squad Extended Cut Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo  Pack: Amazon.co.uk: DVD & Blu-ray

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On 23/04/2021 at 3:25 PM, stevoz said:

Last days off before my holiday started, I watched "Justice League" on Bluray......not too bad but already I cannot remember much from it and that just about says it all. Technically well put together but that's about it.

 

Watch Justice League | Prime Video

 

Last night I rewatched the "Total Recall" remake from 2012.....now this is a lot better than JL. The storyline is a nice twist on the original film (the main question arising: how does anyone have a two way talk to a pre-recorded message?), no Mars in sight, great special effects and a cracking audio track that will give your sub a thorough workout.  Enjoyed it a lot......again.

 

Total Recall (2012) - IMDb

and a fight scene between Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Beil doesn't hurt either :popcorn:. I must hunt down my copy for the next day off.

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Weird I  cant find any mention of this on search, but I’m sure it was mentioned here before. Anyhow watched this last night  on DVD. I’m not much a car buff even less car racing, but well put together with good acting by Bale and Damon and I think a extra mention to Catriona Balfe who plays Bales wife. Not just endless car racing but the story around why It happened. 
 

 

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This was different :lol:

 

 

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Last night I watched another 'ignored movie' from my collection, 2006's "Catch A Fire" on DVD, a fairly harrowing but ultimately triumphant look at one man's (real) experience of apartheid in South Africa and directed by our own Philip Noyce. Not perfect but still very good. 

 

Catch a Fire | Full Movie | Movies Anywhere

 

.......and yes, that is a HQ Holden in the photo's.......which Australia used to export to South Africa. How times have changed.

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What a blast this was!

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Hadn't watched it in 20+ years or so! I remembered it being funny, it has aged very well. It provided a bunch of laughs Friday night, very well worth it. And how young they all were, after all, it was 1992....

 

Cheers,

 

Alberto

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Couple of nights ago, I watched yet another 'ignored movie' from my collection, 2006's 'The Good Shepherd' on DVD. Really enjoyed this one, the two time period story line did my head in for awhile but it all came together in the end. Great performance from Matt Damon and a stellar cast.  Long, at 160 minutes but definitely worthy.

 

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A couple of nights ago I pulled out the "Death Proof" bluray for another viewing. Not sure what I was on when I first watched it and it was a number of years ago but this was almost like watching a different movie for the first 40 minutes.....until the action started. Very entertaining once it gets on track, one fantastic George Miller inspired car chase sequence and some good action but overall, a strange little movie. Not Tarantino's best but still very enjoyable.

 

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Then it was another 'ignored movie' last night.....this time it was the DVD of 'Death Sentence' starring Kevin Bacon and directed by our own James Wan from 2007. What a silly movie this was......pretty good action but not very believable with a generic revenge story line badly put together. Sure, he got revenge but lost virtually his entire family in the process.....what a silly Dad! Ultimately unsatisfying....more mystifying.

 

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Last night it was another 'ignored movie'.....ignored for around twenty years!

 

1998's "Enemy Of The State" on bluray.....I had caught bits and pieces of this over the years but would stop watching 'because I had it on bluray' and 'one day I'll watch this from start to finish'. Last night, I finally did that....and this movie stacks up pretty well. As a vehicle to get the public questioning the amount of 'Big Brother' surveillance we can be subjected to and how this 'cyber-snooping' can be corrupted, it is very effective and as an action/thriller, it's pretty good. Good to see Gene Hackman again.....and I have never before wanted so much to punch Jack Black and Seth Green in their smirky little faces!! Their roles warned us all just how evil 'nerds with cyber-power' can be. Great movie.

 

Enemy of the State (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Last night it was another 'ignored movie'.....ignored for around twenty years!

 

1998's "Enemy Of The State" on bluray.....I had caught bits and pieces of this over the years but would stop watching 'because I had it on bluray' and 'one day I'll watch this from start to finish'. Last night, I finally did that....and this movie stacks up pretty well. As a vehicle to get the public questioning the amount of 'Big Brother' surveillance we can be subjected to and how this 'cyber-snooping' can be corrupted, it is very effective and as an action/thriller, it's pretty good. Good to see Gene Hackman again.....and I have never before wanted so much to punch Jack Black and Seth Green in their smirky little faces!! Their roles warned us all just how evil 'nerds with cyber-power' can be. Great movie.

 

Enemy of the State (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes


I like this one a lot 👍

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What a waste of time and talent. It really went nowhere. I'm still missing what was the point. Flashy, but no substance.

 

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This one I did enjoy, even though some reviews were a bit meh. Scenery well done! Lots of talent together, acting, well... I can't complain, however, Mr. Poirot's fake Belgian accent did get on my nerves a bit. If anything, there's too much Poirot and too little of the rest. Other than that, very interesting story. Love Michelle Pfeiffer. She can do no wrong in my book.

 

Cheers,

 

Alberto

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Last two nights I have watched the first two John Wick movies (bluray)......what will I watch tonight?:laugh:

 

God I love these movies......so entertaining, so watchable. Kickarse audio, action and visuals, far fetched but frankly mesmerising storyline. This will be the third time I have watched this 'trilogy'.....can't wait for part 4.

 

John Wick (Blu-ray)John Wick Chapter 2 (blu-ray + Dvd + Digital) : Target

 

 

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I finished season 2 of Mandalorian with my kids. It was EPIC! I don't know who was more excited in the end... me or them.

 

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Cheers,

 

Alberto

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On 14/05/2021 at 3:46 PM, kukynas said:


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Me too. I've watched it many times. It has some great scenes and a really good plot. Plus, Gene Hackman is awesome in it.

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Watched this last night. I remember attempting to watch it many years ago, but wasn't interested for some reason. I don't know why, because there's a lot to like. The story has it's moments, but what really shines are the performances and the absurdity in some parts. Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence do some of their best work, and Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper are good too.

 

 

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Just watched my first NetFlix 4K stream - Army of the Dead. 

 

It was an enjoyable zombie romp with good Dolby Vision and better Atmos sound. 

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Love Death & Robots

Netflix

Just coz it was weird and riverting .........

 

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15 hours ago, April Snow said:

Love Death & Robots

Netflix

Just coz it was weird and riverting .........

 

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I thought the first season was better than the second, seems to have tried to be more mainstream the second time around... :ermm:

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30 minutes ago, Nevyn72 said:

 

I thought the first season was better than the second, seems to have tried to be more mainstream the second time around... :ermm:

I don't know, I binged watched both - sort of like Black Mirror but cartoon style. I enjoyed most of the stories and the animation was excellent on some. 

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Last night I sat down to watch the bluray of "1917". What an amazing movie this is, a two pan/two scene movie from start to......well, I didn't get that far! My beautiful Philips Cineos Plasma TV  (18 years old) basically stopped with a bang about 70 minutes in. More like a loud whipcrack and flash, followed by that unmistakable acrid smell of 'electrical fault'. I was spewing! Time for a new, larger TV I believe.....sigh.  I think I'll wait awhile and watch it from the start again as the tension build is phenomenal and the one continuous shot delivery is mind boggling. An absolute triumph in technical and performance achievement.

 

Amazon.com: 1917 Blu-ray + DVD + Digital - BD Combo Pack: George MacKay,  Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Colin  Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sam Mendes, Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann

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Last night I sat down to watch the bluray of "1917". What an amazing movie this is, a two pan/two scene movie from start to......well, I didn't get that far! My beautiful Philips Cineos Plasma TV  (18 years old) basically stopped with a bang about 70 minutes in. More like a loud whipcrack and flash, followed by that unmistakable acrid smell of 'electrical fault'. I was spewing! Time for a new, larger TV I believe.....sigh.  I think I'll wait awhile and watch it from the start again as the tension build is phenomenal and the one continuous shot delivery is mind boggling. An absolute triumph in technical and performance achievement.

 

 

I actually hate war movies but this one was incredible - so brilliantly done, you will love it on the bigger screen when you update - it will be worth the wait. Happy Shopping !!!!!!

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as everything from Guillermo = dark, scary and frightening, on the other hand excellent actors performance and interesting story 

 

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very good, the story is bit shallower than I expected, I think they could have squeezed bit more from it

 

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I have purchased a new TV, a very well priced Blaupunkt 65" 4K QLED  (wanted OLED but couldn't stretch the budget) and have been watching a few movies to see what it looks like. Admittedly, I am watching via a cheap Sony bluray player I have borrowed of my Dad, after the 'plasma incident' appears to have fried the HDMI output on my Cambridge Audio 650BD bluray player (Damn:shocked:......but it still has audio and plays CD's and SACD's, which I will still be using it for).

 

First, I completed "1917" but didn't have full surround sound, just 2.0 as I was forced to use a composite lead for audio. Lots of panning in this movie and the backgrounds looked a little below par at times but the overall detail was amazing. Powerful movie.....and a technological marvel. Worth watching.

 

Amazon.com: 1917 Blu-ray + DVD + Digital - BD Combo Pack: George MacKay,  Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Colin  Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sam Mendes, Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann

 

Next I watched "The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug" and had bought an optical lead, which I thought would give me 5.1 audio but alas, it gave me 2.1 but I have to say, the picture quality was insane.....mesmerising. Another great film.....far fetched of course and could have been a little shorter but I was transfixed all the way to the end.

 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) - IMDb

 

Last night it was what I consider a reference movie visually and audio wise....."Avatar" and it didn't disappoint. Even via this cheapie Sony player it was stunning to look at on the QLED screen and still pretty good in 2.1 audio. 

 

Avatar (Blu-ray/DVD Combo): Amazon.ca: James Cameron: DVD

 

I have purchased a Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Bluray Player from Selby's and am just awaiting the Covid delayed delivery¬¬.

 

This player has awesome reviews and will take the picture quality to new heights and see a return to full surround sound. Can't wait.:thumb:

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Watched half of this last night. I've been hanging to see it for months. Only stopped to go to sleep. I was far from bored but you'd want to be wide awake to take in the very complex premise, and there was around 50 minutes remaining when I was ready to crash.

 

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A brilliant piece of work by Nolan (albeit I haven't seen the conclusion) who I only realised today has been crafting these cerebral scifi thrillers for ages. Starting way back with Memento, or even earlier? Tenet is a little bit reminiscent of Inception, but a lot more compelling and interesting to me.
 

I've become a fan of Robert Pattinson recently, who is very good as usual, as is Kenneth Branaugh. The lead in this - John David Washington is also very good. I don't think I've seen him before.

 

God I wish there were more film makers of this quality out there, because this level is far too rare for my liking. Cuáron is up there, as is González Iñárritu. Spielberg is a great (obviously) but hasn't released anything since Ready Player One, which I love btw. There are a few others, but not enough to produce constant quality content.

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Last night I watched another ignored movie.....well, not so much 'ignored' but frustratingly un-watched due to my old bluray players refusal to play it. "Real Steel" bluray.....a fun popcorn flick with a thunderous audio track. Impressive LFE to say the least. The actual movie.....quite enjoyable after a few scotches!:P

 

Amazon.com: Real Steel [Region Free] [Blu-ray]: Hugh Jackman, -: Movies & TV

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