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Title: What are you watching?
Post by: narsica on April 11, 2017, 06:24:56 AM
Saw Arrival this week - great movie, which was fantastically scored. Worth seeing if you haven't already.

Also saw both of Dave Chappelle's stand up shows on Netflix. Chappelle is one of the funniest comedians out there. However, I think the entire audience was stupidly high in both shows - by the time you got 15 minutes in people were laughing at literally anything he said. "Black people have it hard these days..." *audience laughs* *Chappelle looks slightly uncomfortable because he hasn't delivered a punchline yet*
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Timinator on April 14, 2017, 04:53:57 AM
Saw Escape Plan finally.  Arnie + Sly and good supporting cast.  Seems there isn't much hope for a while.  I enjoyed it and will watch it again one day
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: TheMikrobe on April 21, 2017, 07:37:59 PM
10 hour international flight with a mild case of food poisoning, a window seat and fat guy snoring next to me... best to cross my legs and watch some movies to take my mind off it.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - enjoyed it a lot, had some issues with the plot and slightly disappointed at the end, but can't really remember why now.

The Butler - very good film, one I wanted to see on it's release and definitely worth it, great true story too

Creed - I wasn't too bothered when I missed this in the cinema, but I thought it was really good. The main story of Adonis Creed was fairly routine and predictable but well done nonetheless, I thought Rocky's character progression was great though and enjoyed Stallone's performance.

Suicide Squad - an hour into it at 3 am with two hours sleep in the last 40... nope, even now I can't take these movies seriously. Turned it off and listened to music instead.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: narsica on April 21, 2017, 08:15:43 PM
Passengers - Terrible movie. Do not watch.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Timinator on April 22, 2017, 12:02:32 AM
Passengers - Terrible movie. Do not watch.

Btw if you are not an angry Canadian you may find this watchable, even enjoyable and possibly wanting to see it again one day.

Ymmv
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: narsica on April 22, 2017, 07:21:10 PM
True enough.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Slice on April 23, 2017, 07:58:38 PM
Passengers - Terrible movie. Do not watch.


Agreed.  The Shining in space without the Jack Nickleson character or the suspense.  Even Jennifer Lawrence couldn't save it, hard as that is to believe.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Reigns on April 26, 2017, 05:04:18 PM
Passengers - Terrible movie. Do not watch.

Btw if you are not an angry Canadian you may find this watchable, even enjoyable and possibly wanting to see it again one day.

Ymmv

Agreed!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Slice on April 28, 2017, 08:52:34 PM
Saw "The Circle" tonight. Good movie.  It sort of takes a shot at Apple, Google and Scientology all at the same time.  If you watch this movie, you'll understand why I keep a very low internet profile.

Stars Emma Watson and Tom Hanks in that order.  Out of character for Tom - he actually dropped an F-bomb.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Pixie on May 21, 2017, 04:09:27 PM
Finally got around to watching Moana today.

Fantastic. Excellent. Exciting. Beautiful. Another Disney masterpiece. I mean, I'm a HUGE Disney fan, but this one is out of the park.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Lego on May 22, 2017, 06:32:14 AM
Saw Alien:Covenant Saturday night. The movie rocks. Squarely behind 1 and 2 in goodness, but not far behind 2, and that's still a mark of high quality. Infinitely better than the turd Prometheus.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on May 22, 2017, 08:16:31 AM
excellent. seeing that tonight. psyched.

watched a man called Ove last night. decent enough. followed the book very closely.

watched Dr Strange last week. again, decent enough.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Lego on May 22, 2017, 01:33:15 PM
I'm so torn on this one. It looks so dumb and generic. Yet it's so loved. Can't decide wether to rent or not.


Edit: I mean Dr. Strange.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on May 22, 2017, 04:52:44 PM
It looks so dumb and generic.

it is. if not for cumberbatch, it might've been green lantern bad. as it is, it falls into "turn off your brain and have an ok time" territory.

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Slice on May 23, 2017, 06:52:56 AM
It looks so dumb and generic.

it is. if not for cumberbatch, it might've been green lantern bad. as it is, it falls into "turn off your brain and have an ok time" territory.

My wife being a "Cumberbitch" (her words, not mine), we had to see it the day it came out.  It was decent enough, but I'm not really the superhero movie kind of guy.  My wife enjoyed it because of Cumberbatch.

Best new movie I've seen the last six months is "The Accountant".
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: narsica on May 25, 2017, 12:13:42 AM
50 Shades Darker - So I watched this with the woman for *obvious reasons*.

Just don't. Not even worth it.

Bon Cop Bad Cop - a legit hilarious Canadian cop movie. The entire thing is one massive Canadian in-joke, so non-Canucks might not find this movie as unreasonably amusing as I did.

Star Trek Beyond - Not a bad Star Trek movie, but not a great one either.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Pixie on May 25, 2017, 04:59:52 PM
Bon Cop Bad Cop - a legit hilarious Canadian cop movie. The entire thing is one massive Canadian in-joke, so non-Canucks might not find this movie as unreasonably amusing as I did.

If instead of "The End" or "Fin" when the movie is over, it doesn't say "Sorry!" then I would be super disappointed.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: narsica on May 25, 2017, 11:26:41 PM
Sorry no, but the credits scroll backwards (they scroll down instead of up)!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Jazz on July 06, 2017, 11:07:04 AM
History Channel: America's War on Drugs   Highly recommended walkthrough how we made this our own problem and then exacerbated it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: TheNix on July 10, 2017, 11:59:11 PM
Bon Cop Bad Cop - a legit hilarious Canadian cop movie. The entire thing is one massive Canadian in-joke, so non-Canucks might not find this movie as unreasonably amusing as I did.

I have a soft spot for Canadian comedy; from the old Wayne and Shuster series, to "Aaah, it's the Mr Hell show, to the "Total Drama" series.

*come to think of it, I'll got a soft spot for Canadian SciFi too*
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Reigns on July 11, 2017, 09:36:19 AM
Just watched all 6 Resident Evil movies over two nights.  Yes, they get worse as they go on.  No, I didn't care. 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Pixie on July 11, 2017, 04:26:39 PM
Just watched all 6 Resident Evil movies over two nights.  Yes, they get worse as they go on.  No, I didn't care.

I love those movies in all their terribleness. I still have to see the last one, though.

As for me, I recently bought and am working my way through all 5 Underworld movies. Because Kate Beckinsale. <3
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on July 11, 2017, 04:32:06 PM
Watched Glitched on Netflix.  Interesting show...not sure where it is heading.  It is made in Australia for what that is worth..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Jazz on July 25, 2017, 02:22:11 PM
Saw Valerian.  Visually delightful.  Lead characters are not great.  Fails the Bechdel test miserably.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Pixie on July 25, 2017, 04:41:31 PM
Fails the Bechdel test miserably.

Like 90% of movies.  :-\
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on July 25, 2017, 10:00:13 PM
Saw Valerian.  Visually delightful.  Lead characters are not great.  Fails the Bechdel test miserably.

And one of the main characters was a woman.  That is pretty sad.

Watch Logan.  It was a pretty big disappointment.  It was an overly violent super hero movie.  The gimmick at the end with the green drug was transparent at best.  The bad guys where incredibly one dimensional.  The idea that there is a young wolverine is insane.  How the hell is her adamantine skeleton suppose grow as she grows.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: narsica on July 25, 2017, 10:29:50 PM
Just watched all 6 Resident Evil movies over two nights.  Yes, they get worse as they go on.  No, I didn't care.

I love those movies in all their terribleness. I still have to see the last one, though.

As for me, I recently bought and am working my way through all 5 Underworld movies. Because Kate Beckinsale. <3

Yesssssssssss. Resident Evil and Underworld are both so much fun.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Godji on July 26, 2017, 03:32:22 AM
How the hell is her adamantine skeleton suppose grow as she grows.

Actually in the comics only her claws are adamantine-coated IIRC.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Timinator on August 20, 2017, 06:07:31 PM
Mad Max Fury Road.  Enjoyed it.  I wonder where they get all their new tyres from?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on September 17, 2017, 10:28:20 AM
binged ozark (netflix series with jason bateman); decent enough but not convinced it has anywhere interesting to go for season two (but that's ok).

guardians of the galaxy 2; again, decent enough. bit of a letdown after the first one, granted that is a high bar.

spiderman homecoming; light and fluffy with several good laugh-out-loud moments. better than the garfield movies but maybe not as good as the first two maguire movies.

tried to talk the wife into It; not sure i could pay her enough to see that.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Reigns on September 22, 2017, 01:56:06 PM
I watched IT.  IT was better than I expected it to be.  (That could get confusing really fast)
Considering IT is one of my two favorite books of all time, I'll never find a movie adaptation as good as the book.   But I was pleased overall - far moreso than the turd they called a made for TV movie.

Caught The Hitman's Bodyguard a while back and I don't know if I mentioned it.  It was crude, raunchy, overly violent, and vaguely ridiculous.  So basically it was exactly what I was expecting.  So yes, that was just fine with me.  Ryan Reynolds telling a random vendor that Sam Jackson's character has basically ruined the phrase 'motherfucker' forever was delightfully tongue-in-cheek... but don't expect anything deep.

Oh, and my wife bought me Trolls.  Shut up!  It's delightful and cute and fun.  I watched it twice.   8) ;D
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on September 22, 2017, 10:42:59 PM
I also saw IT.

I thought it was really well done.

Not really that scary but a good story well executed.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Timinator on September 24, 2017, 05:14:03 PM
Saw the final hunger games.  Boring.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Melchior on September 26, 2017, 04:16:59 AM
Saw Escape Plan finally.  Arnie + Sly and good supporting cast.  Seems there isn't much hope for a while.  I enjoyed it and will watch it again one day
I watched this in the past week! I actually quite liked it too.

Also watched an older action movie Stone Cold, about a mulleted Alabama cop who goes undercover in a kinda peculiar motorcycle gang. Really enjoyed it, somewhat of a guilty pleasure though. It's very '80s, though released in 1991.

Re-watched the following:
The Matrix - still great.
The Expendables 1/2/3 - definitely enjoyed them...again :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on September 26, 2017, 01:15:00 PM
saw the first 2 episodes of star trek discovery. better than i expected. now the question is whether to pay for the CBS streaming service to keep watching the series, as it won't be shown on broadcast tv. i had previously planned on NOT doing that....
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Post by: Sssith on September 26, 2017, 03:15:00 PM
I stayed away because of that.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Melchior on September 26, 2017, 09:47:14 PM
saw the first 2 episodes of star trek discovery. better than i expected. now the question is whether to pay for the CBS streaming service to keep watching the series, as it won't be shown on broadcast tv. i had previously planned on NOT doing that....

I'm interested in watching the show. I saw the preview on Netflix, hoping it will all be watchable on it...

Otherwise disappoint :(
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on September 27, 2017, 07:03:13 AM
iirc, it'll be available on netflix everywhere but the US, where it'll be on CBS's own service instead.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on September 27, 2017, 10:23:20 AM
Yeah...they are not getting my money.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Reigns on September 27, 2017, 03:16:44 PM
Agreed.  Screw that noise!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Darkness on October 02, 2017, 05:15:17 AM
IT
Enjoyed it. Some superb performances, especially from a talented group of children. Bill Skaarsgard excellent as Pennywise and his own take is different to that of Tim Curry's. Felt the approach of just making a solid narrative about the kids was a good choice, rather than a sequence of flashbacks from the memory of adults.

I do think that 15minutes of the film were just a waste. The first visit to the Well House did nothing to progress the plot and the division of the Losers was meaningless, given it was reconciled in a decidedly unconvincing manner. I felt those 15mins would have been better spent on having Henry Bowers and his cronies hunting the kids in the sewers, as per the book, given the movie had done a great job of making Henry such a frightening figure. Felt how he was handled at the end was disappointing but, I suspect that means they're going to exercise his character from Chapter 2 completely.

I'm hoping that Chapter 2 tries to make something more interesting of what IT is, as opposed to "space monster" (as per the book) or "giant spider" (as per the mini-series, without explaining why), and actually do what King was on the verge of exploring in the book. That IT is a manifestation of the malaise and difference of the adults of Derry, rather than the thing causing it. But, we'll see.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on June 03, 2018, 09:03:54 PM
the expanse got cancelled by syfy but got picked up by amazon... :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on June 03, 2018, 10:48:12 PM
I really enjoyed IT.  I probably need to read the book to comment more intelligently.
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Post by: Sssith on June 03, 2018, 10:49:05 PM
I enjoyed the first two seasons of The Expanse.  Need to see the third.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Timinator on June 04, 2018, 01:22:02 AM
Just finishing Santa Clarita diet season 2. I enjoy the comedy, the silliness and the situations they get into