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I watch the 3D version of Aquaman last night, JB had it for sale a day early.

Very good 3D version, if your into 3D Blurays.

 

The movie is your typical Warner Bros - DC comic dross.

Too long with pointless and repeated fight scenes against the same enemy, mass battle at the end..etc...but it's worse sin is it's really badly cliched, you know how things are going to go 10 minutes into the movie.....absolutely no surprises or thought went into the script, movie by numbers.

 

It looks good, and will keep the kids entertained is the best I could say about it.

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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

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

Really liking this on Netflix - The Kominsky Method. Great dialogue.

6 hours ago, Tweaky said:

It looks good, and will keep the kids entertained is the best I could say about it.

Good, I'm pretty juvenile and want to be entertained! :tongue:

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47 minutes ago, Nevyn72 said:

Good, I'm pretty juvenile and want to be entertained!

Me too. I just want to watch action and movement for  a couple of hours and escape from the world. I'm watching it Thursday night.

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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.

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1 hour ago, A9X said:

Me too. I just want to watch action and movement for  a couple of hours and escape from the world. I'm watching it Thursday night.

From what I've heard, a certain couple of hours of 'action and movement' worth avoiding is the new "Hellboy".....why do they bother? 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.

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-16/hellboy-reboot-is-proof-not-every-comic-book-film-is-a-hit/11002496?section=arts-culture&jwsource=cl

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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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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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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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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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On 21/06/2019 at 1:30 PM, Mr_Gadget said:

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

Aw, c'mon Mr G. More homework?

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Well where to start....I have been working overtime for last 2 months. Long story short staryed to catch up on the movies as Mrs is away for the weekend... Wellso far a bummerr.....started with MEG...terrible lasted 30 minutes......nextone Mandy as I like Nic Cage...but Its slow and boring...lasted about 40 minutes......Then Predator....well Ive got no words....My Dog can act better than any of the actors in this movie.....Jesus...It's a disaster......You dont beilieve me...See Angus act.. tired lazy So He can get a treat without asking....Im done.....Time to watch something different...IMG-20190606-WA0000.jpeg

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I just bought and watched 'Destroyer' from JB today,

The much vaulted[If you believe the hype] Nicole Kidman movie in a role where she plays a [for a better word], a De-shelved former undercover cop , having to face here demons when a case she was involved in years previously, re-engages her, and subsequently, her daughter.

 

It's released by MADMAN, and consequently , it's only available as a DVD for 'Budget distribution reasons' iy would seem.

 

This movie has it's merits, but it's not a 'Must Have'.

It's one paced, and because of the way the movie is edited, it's somewhat confusing as in time frame [is it current time ? or Flash Back ? - it swaps between the two too easily ]

This confusing editing left me not caring about the main story and charterer after 75% into the movie

Maybe a repeated viewing might amend that.....if I can be bothered...I don't know....other movies to watch.

 

I'll leave it as a tentative , OK movie.....Kidman is good in it, but I found her make up [as in visual] varied from scene to scene [could of been but down to lighting as well ], and that distracted me somewhat, as her aging [general look] seems pivotal  to the story

 

 

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Watched Transcendence (Johnny Depp) for the second time. Don’t know what it is about this film but I absolutely love it. It’s before it time, the ideas it contains. The ending is a cracker too. I fail to see why everyone was so negative about this but each to their own I guess.

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28 minutes ago, deviltoob said:

Watched Transcendence (Johnny Depp) for the second time. Don’t know what it is about this film but I absolutely love it. It’s before it time, the ideas it contains. The ending is a cracker too. I fail to see why everyone was so negative about this but each to their own I guess.

Checked the trailer and just ordered a copy. ?

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Watched "Yesterday"... the other day! I loved it! But then I am a big Beatles fan, so any chance to listen to their songs rearranged is a good chance. The story is simple (but I won't tell), the acting is good, characters are likeable (check out Rocky the Roadie, he steals the show!), and there are one or two surprises along the way which are very well placed in my opinion.

 

If you don't like the Beatles, don't even bother. Seriously though, having to pretend you never heard of the Beatles must be difficult!

 

Cheers,

 

Alberto

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I watched 'Stan & Ollie' last night, about Laurel & Hardy's last tour of the UK and Ireland in 1957.

It's a really well made movie, the performances of Steve Coogan and John C Reilly are impressive, they really nail the characters and a very believable.

The other impressive thing about this movie is the makeup, especially turning John C Reilly in Oliver Hardy, it's a amazing transformation.

 

It's a relationship movie more than anything else, not only between Stan & Ollie, but also their respective wives, which were as mentioned in the movie, were another sort of double act.

 

Well worth watching, even the Blurays extras are worth watching.

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Black 47. on DVD.  Great Irish film that certainly gets the Irish blood in you boiling.

James Frecheville from Animal Kingdom plays a great roll.

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