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4 hours ago, stevoz said:

Del Toro's 'Hellboy' only came out 15 years ago and is rather good, in fact, very good. I don't get these film companies who reckon they can do something better to squeeze out a few more dollars from a 'superhero fatigued' film public......then produce complete dross.

Agreed. I have the Hellboy movies from back then and they were good. I might even watch them again soon, as I'm going to be flat out recovering from surgery next month.

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6 hours ago, Uncle Seth said:

I bought the FRINGE box set.

Small hiccup, took a few weeks to arrive at the shop.

OK, two small hiccups: I was initially handed a plastic bag with the box set in it - "FRIENDS". It had to go back. Not sure I look the type for that series, but I'm glad they didn't mistakenly give me S(w)einfeld or the shop may have regretted it.

As @A9X said above,  action and movement, and (importantly for me) not a lot of bad science. Halfway through the first season.

If you make it through the first season, IMHO, it gets really good after that. 

 

Nice to see Leonard Nimony show up in it too. Especially the animated one.

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2 hours ago, A9X said:

Agreed. I have the Hellboy movies from back then and they were good. I might even watch them again soon, as I'm going to be flat out recovering from surgery next month.

 

Good luck with all that @A9X 🤞👍

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1 minute ago, stevoz said:

 

Good luck with all that @A9X 🤞👍

Thanks very much. It's my shoulder which I've been told is a bear to recover from. No building gear, no playing bass for some time afterwards.

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I just watched the 3D version of 'Mortal Engines'.

I enjoyed it, even though I was initially  put off by the reviews, IMHO it's far less cliched than Aquaman, and therefore better, another movie I have watched in last week.

The acting is also far less wooden, which one would hope for, since the script is a order of magnitude better than Aquaman's

The 3D is excellent with this title, which makes the excellent CG effects look all the more realistic [As in they are not over done]

 

Don't be put off by negative reviews of this movie, there are far worse ones out there that got good reviews IMHO.

 

I also watched 'Annihilation' just before Mortal Engines [Having a bit of a Easter Movie fest ATM] .

I found it OK, but I can't say if it was good or bad, as you don't get to relate, nor care for, any of the characters .

I'd give it a 5.5/10, and only because it wasn't a 'Cookie Cutter' ScFi movie, and it actually looked good........put it this way, you won't be upset by missing watching this title

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I've been having a blast of the past lately, some super-hero stuff, and catching up on the Marvel bits before Avengers: Endgame.

 

Batman (1989): A bit clichéd, and it looks slightly low budget, but great flick all in all with Jack Nicholson doing a superb Joker. Of course, you could argue that the Dark Knight Trilogy wins by a mile, and you'd probably be right, still, a movie worth watching.

 

Die Hard: Need I say more, pure enjoyment from start to finish! Only one thing is missing to make it a 2019 movie: mobile phones.

 

Terminator and Terminator: Judgement Day: What a  difference between the first and the second one!

 

Iron Man, Iron Man 2: Hadn't watched them in a few years, seemed a bit grittier that I remembered, which was nice.

 

You gotta love a holiday, lotsa time to watch some flicks!

 

Cheers,

 

Alberto

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Going on with more Marvel goodies,

 

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Heaps of fun!

Captain America, The First Avenger (2011). I'd forgotten how good it was.

Avengers (2012). It is a seriously cracking movie. A very good follow-up to the above.

Iron Man 3 (2013 or so). Now this one is one of my favourites in the whole MCU canon. It's darker than the previous ones, portrays Tony Stark as a more human character, and has one or two twists in the plot which are hilarious. Some bits at the beginning are seriously scary.

Last night: Avengers - Endgame. Tell you what, having done my homework, it was very worth it!

 

Cheers,

 

Alberto

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Not a bad spy thriller but it feels like one of those films where it got pulled in a few different directions during editing and consequently is a bit weaker for the lack of focus.

 

I have Tracks to watch but have been unsuccessful in convincing the better half that it isn't going to be colossally boring

 

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I watched 'The Favorite' last night, that's loosely based on the known interactions between Queen Anne and Lady Marlborough.

It's a strange sort of movie, that's both sad and funny in it's own quirky way.

I suppose you could say it's a movie about manipulation and deceit.

There are funny parts in the movie, you can tell the script was very tightly written and edited, with some lines spoken that are funny more because of there mild shock value, and the comic timing of the actors.

The two dance scenes are the funniest things in the movie, I think it would be safe to say they were at least partially improvised, because the actors just seem to be having so much fun doing them.

I'd recommend the movie, but don't expect it to be side splittingly funny, as you do get to feel for the characters and there is always a victim that changes with circumstance,this gives the movie a dark edge.

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31 minutes ago, Tweaky said:

that's loosely based on the known interactions between Queen Anne and Lady Marlborough. 

Yes indeed it was. I enjoyed it and the depiction of  the two political groups of the day was done well too. The Whig supremacy began straight after her death. The rabbit allusion to her 17 pregnancies was a great concept.

Olivia Coleman a deserved winner of ole Oscar

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Watched Movie 43 last night. Is it wrong to say I enjoyed this movie? Seeing so many actors making dicks of themselves was just so fun. I heard Richard Gere tried to get out of the movie. He has one of the best scenes.

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9 hours ago, deviltoob said:

Watched Movie 43 last night. Is it wrong to say I enjoyed this movie? Seeing so many actors making dicks of themselves was just so fun. I heard Richard Gere tried to get out of the movie. Have has one of the best scenes.

One of the movies that took me by surprise in a hilarious way.  Laughed my guts out, knew most of the actors, and never knew about it.

Recommended if ya like filthy humour done in a delightful and oddly different manner.

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how to train your dragon 3 - nice ending of the saga, I like the story so this great follow up 

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Just came out with my kids, 7 and 9, from watching Aladdin. Man! What a cracking movie! Will Smith does not only do the Genie justice, his own Will-Smith-ness is a joy to behold! Funny as you wish, and the odd twist and turn that makes it a nice refresher from the 1993 movie.

 

Loved it, more than my kids methinks.

 

Cheers,

 

Alberto

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2 minutes ago, betocool said:

Just came out with my kids, 7 and 9, from watching Aladdin. Man! What a cracking movie! Will Smith does not only do the Genie justice, his own Will-Smith-ness is a joy to behold! Funny as you wish, and the odd twist and turn that makes it a nice refresher from the 1993 movie.

 

Loved it, more than my kids methinks.

 

Cheers,

 

Alberto

Wow. So cool to  read your post as I was dreading this movie (which I know I'll be forced to watch eventually). I expected a half-baked rehash and a ruin of the 1993 R. Williams version. Something to look forward to it seems instead!!!

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23 minutes ago, zippi said:

Wow. So cool to  read your post as I was dreading this movie (which I know I'll be forced to watch eventually). I expected a half-baked rehash and a ruin of the 1993 R. Williams version. Something to look forward to it seems instead!!!

Take it with a grain of salt, I don't want to get your hopes too high, but ever since the Genie appears on screen, I got this big effing grin on my face and I could not stop enjoying myself. Think The Fresh Prince with Unlimited Power in a tiny living space. Most of the jokes are pretty good though. Call it a very good rehash.

 

Cheers,

 

Alberto

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Wow, maybe I should reconsider and watch it then?

Honestly, I also was a bit put off by Will Smith being cast as Genie and the new movie ruining the original animated one for me but guess I'll give it a go

5 hours ago, betocool said:

Take it with a grain of salt, I don't want to get your hopes too high

It's too late now, I'm trusting your assessment of the film, betocool

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Saw Rocketman this lunchtime at The Dendy, really enjoyed it.

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I forgot to mention after I watched it a couple of weeks ago, that I watched 'John Wick' (Bluray). I loved it. I had heard about it but not bothered too much.....was it Keanu? Maybe.....

 

I finally relented....glad I did. A few scoobs and a few whiskeys and this was glorious mayhem! Great soundtrack, great visuals and set action pieces coupled with a simple but deeply satisfying revenge storyline, great stuff.....and Keanu? Well, he seems to have found his niche. After this, I was ready for 'John Wick 2', which I watched tonight.

 

Same result. Brilliant over the top action and I love the increased attention on the 'secret assassins network' concept, taken to the hilt in this one.....just great. Now really looking forward to 'Parabellum'.

 

John Wick..... a new guilty pleasure.

 

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On 17/04/2019 at 3:58 PM, Mobe1969 said:

If you make it through the first season, IMHO, it gets really good after that. 

 

Nice to see Leonard Nimony show up in it too. Especially the animated one.

I finished the FRINGE Blu-ray box set a couple of days ago. It was like saying goodbye to a friend who was off on a new adventure.

Quite enjoyed the storyline, and noted they had to modify the paradigm a few times, and that was a little uncomfortable (as it was like starting S1 again).

Maybe I'll go back one day and view all the features and explanations. I watched a few features and in one an actor said that not all things were explained to her satisfaction; whereas I accepted it all on face value and happily acknowledge that sufficient explanation was provided.

Nimoy rocked, as did the entire cast. Was interesting to see Josh Jackson (Pacey from Dawson's Creek) and Meghan Markle.

 

Recommended if you like some sci-fi, although be prepared for some interesting curve-balls when it comes to messing with science facts.

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JB had a 3 for $40 sale on, so I went to see what I don't already have.

Bought 'Bad times at the Hotel El Royale'....I'd describe it as between a Coen Bros [Blood Simple] and a Quntin Tarantino movie.....well worth the watch, but IMHO a bit one paced....3.9/5

 

HEREDITARY was another I bought....Staring Toni Collette and Gabriel Bryne.....It's a Major effort by Toni Collette, and she does carry the rest of the cast.....but once seen, you know why......Think a Modernized take/ twist on the EXORCIST .....similar scare factor......Acting 4.5/5 story 3.5/5

 

Just too fill the 3 for $40 limit, I got the Tom sNooze 3D version of THE MUMMY.....unsurprisingly , yet to watch

 

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On 31/05/2019 at 9:03 AM, betocool said:

Just came out with my kids, 7 and 9, from watching Aladdin. Man! What a cracking movie! Will Smith does not only do the Genie justice, his own Will-Smith-ness is a joy to behold! Funny as you wish, and the odd twist and turn that makes it a nice refresher from the 1993 movie.

 

Loved it, more than my kids methinks.

 

Cheers,

 

Alberto

absolutely brilliant 👍

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On 31/05/2019 at 5:03 PM, betocool said:

Just came out with my kids, 7 and 9, from watching Aladdin. Man! What a cracking movie! Will Smith does not only do the Genie justice, his own Will-Smith-ness is a joy to behold! Funny as you wish, and the odd twist and turn that makes it a nice refresher from the 1993 movie.

 

Loved it, more than my kids methinks.

 

Cheers,

 

Alberto

I was afraid that Robin Williams would be rolling in his grave (however, if it's with laughter, then it's acceptable).

It just that I can imagine Will Smith doing his best "Fresh Prince" (from the TV sow and not the rap act) and coming off as forced humour, or a slightly more palatable Steve Urkel, like he did a few times in MIB.

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On 11/06/2019 at 10:51 AM, Uncle Seth said:

I finished the FRINGE Blu-ray box set a couple of days ago. It was like saying goodbye to a friend who was off on a new adventure.

Quite enjoyed the storyline, and noted they had to modify the paradigm a few times, and that was a little uncomfortable (as it was like starting S1 again).

Maybe I'll go back one day and view all the features and explanations. I watched a few features and in one an actor said that not all things were explained to her satisfaction; whereas I accepted it all on face value and happily acknowledge that sufficient explanation was provided.

Nimoy rocked, as did the entire cast. Was interesting to see Josh Jackson (Pacey from Dawson's Creek) and Meghan Markle.

 

Recommended if you like some sci-fi, although be prepared for some interesting curve-balls when it comes to messing with science facts.

Did you spot the observer in every episode? If not, then watch it all again lol :)

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Hi All,

 

Fringe was a really good series, especially as 2 of the leads were Australians 👍

 

JJ

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