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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....
Title: Re: What are you watching?
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.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
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
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Reigns on August 24, 2018, 11:33:16 AM
Both Infinity War and Deadpool 2 are out on BluRay now.  I've watched both again.
I like both again.



Holy... shitballs!   8)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on August 24, 2018, 11:48:00 AM
Just finished watching great British Baking Show.  Wife and I enjoy it even though neither one of us can even think of eating any of that stuff.  It is the only reality show I enjoy.  Not sure I will enjoy the new version.

Also starting to watch Alienist, seems promising and I loved the book.

Dying to watch Westword season 2.  I do not currently have a subscription to HBO.

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Pixie on September 28, 2018, 09:49:39 PM
Just watched the Netflix movie Next Gen.

My goodness.

Possibly the best (or close) animated/kids movie I've ever seen. Better than Toy Story or Wreck-It Ralph.

I laughed. I cried. I want to watch it again immediately.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on September 29, 2018, 12:28:52 PM
I'll have to make time for it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Lego on October 20, 2018, 11:46:53 AM
The Missus and I went to see Bad Times at the El Royale last night. Great, solid show. Definitely recommend. VERY Tarantino-ish, in a good way. Some great plot twists.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Pixie on October 20, 2018, 12:43:23 PM
There's a good way to be Tarantino-ish?

>.>
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Lego on October 20, 2018, 12:49:36 PM
There's a good way to be Tarantino-ish?

>.>


ur mom olololol
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on October 29, 2018, 07:22:29 PM
watched the predator and venom recently. both pretty cheesy. venom was better. 

just finished season 3 of daredevil. overall a thumbs up. fair amount of backstory/character development for the supporting cast. kingpin for the win, d'onofrio's perfect.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Melchior on October 30, 2018, 12:08:55 AM
watched the predator and venom recently. both pretty cheesy. venom was better. 

Ugh I actually agree. I am a Predator fan through and through, I remember watching the first movie when I was about 13 and was hooked. But sadly the latest offering didn't do much for me at all. Dumb sequel naming aside, it had a more AvP movie feel to it, than a Predator movie. There was no building of suspense, just action for the sake of action. I guess it advanced the cinematic storyline, but it felt like really generic action/sci-fi to me.

Venom was excellent. Tom Hardy was a really strong choice for the role (he rocks most roles TBH, slight man-crush). Not a bad word to say about the movie.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Lego on November 19, 2018, 10:34:11 AM
Saw Bohemian Rhapsody. What a great movie. Naturally I loved it. Surprising they didn't pull alot of punches.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Lego on November 28, 2018, 05:17:02 PM
Watched the Hateful Eight today on my day off. 3 hours wasted down the shitter.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Melchior on November 28, 2018, 05:19:19 PM
Watched the Hateful Eight today on my day off. 3 hours wasted down the shitter.

Damn. Been looking forward to watching that.

Why didn't you like it?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Lego on November 28, 2018, 06:10:42 PM
Without real spoilers, I thought it was waaaay too long. Pretty much nothing happens in the entire movie. His use of the word "Nigger" seems to be self-indulgent and used just because he can. At 2:45, I thought it could have made a passable 1:30 movie with alot of rework and cutting maybe 50 "nigger" drops out. Almost none of the characters are fleshed out. The plot meanders about without ever doing much until the final 15 or so minutes. There is no pacing because almost nothing happens in the entire movie, outside of pointless racial tension. It was shocking in Pulp Fiction, now it's just tiring.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on December 25, 2018, 10:37:10 PM
Aquaman!

It certainly has some flaws but honestly it was a very fun movie that I would recommend.  Of course, Aquaman was my favorite growing up, so I might be biased.  The movie was not as good as Wonder Woman, but like WW, Aquaman thrives because the actor really fits the roll.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Timinator on December 26, 2018, 04:43:38 AM
Die hard 5.

Just shit
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Lego on December 27, 2018, 04:58:59 PM
Pandora and I went to the theater today. Saw Aquaman and Holmes and Watson. Both meh movies. Nothing spectacular, vaguely entertaining. Aquaman I had a feeling I'd have some antipathy to, but I really expected more from H&W. There are a good 5 laughs in the whole movie.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on December 31, 2018, 09:57:28 AM
My whole extended family took my mother to see Mary Poppins Returns, and it was a whimsy fest.  I think the original was better but this was a good movie for what it was.  Not something I would have chosen on my own.  It was more of a musical than the original I think (tough to remember).
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: narsica on December 31, 2018, 10:37:55 PM
Took the kids to see Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse this afternoon.

It was fantastic. I think it's probably the best Spiderman movie (no offense to Tom Holland).
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Timinator on January 01, 2019, 01:24:33 AM
Once upon a time in the west. From 1968. A Sergio Leone movie. Saw with my dad. Pretty cool.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Melchior on January 01, 2019, 09:37:05 PM
Just finished the last season of Better Call Saul. Very entertaining viewing, fairly slow pace, much akin to Breaking Bad (which is to be expected). Enjoyed seeing the 'backstory' of how Jimmy McGill became Saul Goodman BUT the most interesting character I thought, was Mike. He was the highlight of the show for me and I always looked forward to his scenes. Overall a great show.

To fill the TV show vacuum I started The Wire again. 3rd run through and still love it, hard to beat for a gritty cop drama that also focuses on the character development of the criminals involved.

Watching Orphan Black on Netflix with the wife, which is surprisingly entertaining, despite the kinda ridiculous premise. Good pacing, interesting characters and a catchy plot.
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Post by: Sssith on January 02, 2019, 10:25:37 AM
Watch Netflix's Bandersnatch and I enjoyed it.  For those of you that don't know it is a choose your own adventure movie that is part of the Black Mirror series.  Worth watching if you like Black Mirror or you are intrigued by a choose your own adventure TV show.  It took around 1:30 to watch.  The creators say there is around 5 hours worth of material to watch if you figure out all the paths.  They believe some parts of it will never be found.  It is weird and at times does not work well but I thought it was a fun experience.  My daughter, with her friends, tried to watch a bunch of different paths.  My wife and I got some that see hadn't seen.

Also watching Travelers on Netflix which I would give a hearty thumbs up to.

Also saw bohemian rhapsody movie which surprised me by how much I enjoyed it.  I think the actors where excellent in that movie.  They played fast and loose with facts which is why I don't generally like bio-pics.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Timinator on January 08, 2019, 02:33:53 PM
Aquaman: I basically didn't know anything about it.  Jason Momoa is great and the best thing about the movie.  Apparently some bits like Black Manta fit the old stuff, just looks like something out of 1950s scifi.  I have neutral feelings about it now.

Mary Poppins sequel: I have watched the first a lot recently and this was very dark in comparision.  The kids mum has died (but don't say that).  The house is about to be repossesed and the maid is now just incompetent.  The kids in this one are a lot more mature as they have to in that environment.    Dick Van Dyke definitely the highlight of the movie.  Colin Firth had a good role.   Could have only been made better if after losing Hugh Grant punched him.  Wife complained none of the new songs were memorable.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on January 14, 2019, 10:00:10 AM
Han Solo movie is now available on Netflix and I finally got a chance to watch it.  I missed out when it came out in the theaters because I was incredibly busy, but I heard the negative press.  So I went into the movie expecting something that was not good.  The first ten minutes seemed to live up to that billing.  But from that point on the movie got better and better.  Sure there were a couple of flaws but this was one hell of a fun movie and I thought the interplay between the characters was great.  I do not get why this was not more popular.  I thought the guy playing Han did a good job of fitting the roll.  Chewy was awesome and Lando was perfect.  More over I thought the built up his scoundrel person really well.  I think it is kind of a pity that this wasn't well received.  Makes me wonder if it is even possible to make a Star Wars movie that won't disappoint a segment of that fan base. 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on January 14, 2019, 12:45:12 PM
watched the new watership down series on netflix with my 8 year old. she loved it but was devastated by the ending (i'd forgotten about the epilogue, oops). however, she's already watched it a second time and is excited about reading the book.

edit: i thought it was good too, but had a hard time shaking the hazel/woundwort = rick/negan feeling.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on January 16, 2019, 11:25:42 AM
Currently watching Colony on Netflix (it is a USA Network show).  I don't really recommend it though I am enjoying it.  In the show aliens have taken control of the world and have divided up world into colonies.  They have magically built these huge ass walls to control things.

(https://www.tvinsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/IMG_1880.jpg)

Everytime I see the wall in the show I imagine Trump muttering to himself, 'what a beautiful wall...see it works...so easy...the aliens did why can't we...uggghh...' 

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mn4nu on January 16, 2019, 12:50:50 PM
Everytime I see the wall in the show I imagine Trump muttering to himself, 'what a beautiful wall...see it works...so easy...the aliens did why can't we...uggghh...' 
LOL!  I'm surprised he hasn't mentioned it publicly already.  Just about everything he says is stupid, so it would just be par for the course.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Pixie on January 16, 2019, 04:55:16 PM
Dat's a biggum wall, holey sheet.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mn4nu on January 16, 2019, 05:04:35 PM
$10 billion per mile for that wall
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on January 16, 2019, 05:08:18 PM
Everytime Trump sees that wall:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8c/3d/14/8c3d1419581c8098e725bf10e1d955ca.jpg)
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Post by: Sssith on January 16, 2019, 05:09:40 PM
Oh...and the best part is that two kids manage to get under the wall in the first season.

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on March 19, 2019, 06:50:49 PM
Love, Death & Robots!

Highly, highly recommend this anthology from Netflix.  I have watched five of the shorts so far and I have liked all and loved two.  Very edgy and NSFW or family.  Adults only need apply.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on March 28, 2019, 08:03:04 PM
Love, Death & Robots!

just finished this. mostly good, a few were great. nice to see a couple stories by alastair reynolds in the mix!

finished The Umbrella Academy a few day ago too. skippable.
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Post by: Lego on March 28, 2019, 08:24:34 PM
Saw the newer Blade Runner. Fucking amazing. Every bit as good as the original, and the zen style really appealed to me. The minimalist versions are my favorites of the original as well. Highly, highly recommended.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: dave in the basement on March 29, 2019, 09:27:19 AM
Saw the newer Blade Runner. Fucking amazing. Every bit as good as the original, and the zen style really appealed to me. The minimalist versions are my favorites of the original as well. Highly, highly recommended.

I'm trying to hold off on watching Blade Runner 2049 (or whatever it is) until my son has seen the original, but I'm running out of patience. :D

I'm working my way through Arrested Development and loving it. It took a few episodes to get into it, but I just made it to season 3 and it's a blast.
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Post by: Sssith on March 29, 2019, 10:45:07 AM
Rewatching Westworld as I get ready for season two.  I just love the first season.  There is one major thing that is weak but such a great story as a whole.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on March 29, 2019, 06:55:49 PM
Saw the newer Blade Runner. Fucking amazing. Every bit as good as the original, and the zen style really appealed to me. The minimalist versions are my favorites of the original as well. Highly, highly recommended.

+1

villenueve is one of my favorite directors right now. can't wait to see how his Dune remake turns out.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on March 30, 2019, 02:14:34 PM
I too enjoyed the BR '49.  I am hesitant to endorse anyone trying to tackle Dune, but Villenueve is one of the few who might be able to pull it off.  Guillermo del Toro is another.

I think those two are at the top of the director pyramid right now.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Lego on March 30, 2019, 03:47:27 PM
I'm on the fence about a Dune remake. It's my favorite book of all time, and the 84(?) version is sooooo awful. Complete departure from some of the most key points of the lore. The introduction of the guns as the primary reason the Fremen were successful completely destroys a large point of the book, the superiority of man to technology, and the shaping of the Fremen through repression. The Bene Gesserit are all wrong. I could go on for an hour. Then again, if anyone can pull it off, it would be Villenueve. So,...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: dave in the basement on April 01, 2019, 08:27:03 AM
I'd love to see Tim Burton tackle Dune. What a glorious train wreck that would be!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mn4nu on April 01, 2019, 10:03:05 AM
...and the 84(?) version is sooooo awful.

True, but Sean Young was in it, so it wasn't all bad. ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Melchior on April 02, 2019, 01:50:50 AM
Rewatching Westworld as I get ready for season two.  I just love the first season.  There is one major thing that is weak but such a great story as a whole.

I have almost watched this a few times. Sounds interesting.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on April 02, 2019, 10:53:43 AM
Season 1 of Westworld is a favorite.  Right now I am catching up on some Game of Thrones as I get ready for the last season.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Disco-neck Ted on April 11, 2019, 09:40:51 PM
I'm on the fence about a Dune remake. It's my favorite book of all time, and the 84(?) version is sooooo awful. Complete departure from some of the most key points of the lore. The introduction of the guns as the primary reason the Fremen were successful completely destroys a large point of the book, the superiority of man to technology, and the shaping of the Fremen through repression. The Bene Gesserit are all wrong. I could go on for an hour. Then again, if anyone can pull it off, it would be Villenueve. So,...
If I have a six-hour layover in an airport near you, I'll buy drinks and we'll still be going when the plane takes off.  "Usul no longer needs the weirding module."  Oy!

On a much more positive note, we're currently enjoying Into The Badlands.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Lego on April 17, 2019, 08:19:45 PM
Not important enough for it's own thread really, so I'll just hijack here.


Cowboy Bebop is going to be a live-action Netflix series. I am totally unsure how I feel about this.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on April 17, 2019, 09:27:29 PM
Not important enough for it's own thread really, so I'll just hijack here.


Cowboy Bebop is going to be a live-action Netflix series. I am totally unsure how I feel about this.

you might feel more unsure when you see the casting. i know i did.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Lego on April 17, 2019, 09:42:22 PM
Oh no :(

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: dave in the basement on April 19, 2019, 08:32:19 AM
Heading to see Shazam tomorrow morning. It looks fun, and hopefully it will be!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on April 19, 2019, 09:37:25 AM
Cowboy Bebop is going to be a live-action Netflix series. I am totally unsure how I feel about this.

Based on what they did to Death Note you guys are in good hands.

*sbnvl*

Nah...to hell with that.

*laughs uproariously*
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxbeedo on May 13, 2019, 10:35:41 PM
Just got home from seeing What You Leave Behind, which is the Star Trek Deep Space Nine documentary.  Special showing in theaters just tonight, but it'll be on DVD/Blu-ray in August.  Pretty great overall, with a lot of cool stuff, lots of interviews, and having the writing team write a hypothetical present-day Season 8 Episode 1, where the characters and the show would be 20 years later.  Was very meta too, with a lot of in-jokes during the credits about what couldn't make it in.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mn4nu on May 14, 2019, 04:38:30 PM
Almost done with season 3 of the Last Kingdom on Netflix.  I like it.

Just got home from seeing What You Leave Behind, which is the Star Trek Deep Space Nine documentary.  Special showing in theaters just tonight, but it'll be on DVD/Blu-ray in August.  Pretty great overall, with a lot of cool stuff, lots of interviews, and having the writing team write a hypothetical present-day Season 8 Episode 1, where the characters and the show would be 20 years later.  Was very meta too, with a lot of in-jokes during the credits about what couldn't make it in.
I just got done binging all of the DS9 epsiodes on Netflix about 3 weeks ago.  I hadn't seen it for years, and loved watching them all again.  I think DS9 was my favorite Star Trek series.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxbeedo on May 15, 2019, 04:43:44 PM
Just got home from seeing What You Leave Behind, which is the Star Trek Deep Space Nine documentary.  Special showing in theaters just tonight, but it'll be on DVD/Blu-ray in August.  Pretty great overall, with a lot of cool stuff, lots of interviews, and having the writing team write a hypothetical present-day Season 8 Episode 1, where the characters and the show would be 20 years later.  Was very meta too, with a lot of in-jokes during the credits about what couldn't make it in.
I just got done binging all of the DS9 epsiodes on Netflix about 3 weeks ago.  I hadn't seen it for years, and loved watching them all again.  I think DS9 was my favorite Star Trek series.

I was always way into it when it was on, but I can understand how this documentary showed how much the actors felt marginalized because they were never shown on their own.  There was always TNG or Voyager on at the same time, and apparently Paramount always treated them as 2nd class for "not being real Star Trek", and they were mostly only shown the worst of the reviews and internet comments about them (which they read many in the doc).  The "planet of the week" style of the other series works for entertainment for casual fans, but the serialized form of DS9 is way better at telling meaningful stories and teaching allegorical lessons about humanity.  Of course, being serialized has also made it age pretty well, considering our ability now to binge watch everything through streaming.  With Paramount not really backing them as much as they should have, they had a lot of problems of affiliates dropping the network or shifting around the air time constantly in the later seasons, so it was hard to get the whole continuous story until the DVDs came out (which were like $140 per season).  Time has been and will be good to DS9.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on June 03, 2019, 06:10:13 PM
godzilla. i liked the previous one, but this was terrible. some awesome images, and Ghidorah looked fantastic, but you can get that from a few stills from the trailers. actually struggled to stay awake in the middle, and i almost never do that.

saw john wick parabellum a few weeks ago. not a great movie, but for some reason it was ridiculously entertaining.

watched the first episode of good omens as well. heavy on the exposition, as might be expected. looking forward to continuing.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Pixie on June 05, 2019, 08:52:32 PM
saw john wick parabellum a few weeks ago. not a great movie, but for some reason it was ridiculously entertaining.

Hint: the reason was Keanu. ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on June 05, 2019, 09:11:10 PM
saw john wick parabellum a few weeks ago. not a great movie, but for some reason it was ridiculously entertaining.

Hint: the reason was Keanu. ;)

not wrong. he's found his niche.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on July 20, 2019, 06:59:09 PM
Picard (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbXy0f0aCN0) trailer.

so i'm excited about this, even though the trailer's more spoilery than it should be.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on July 20, 2019, 11:14:38 PM
Only on CBS monthly payment channel.  :(
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on July 21, 2019, 12:03:06 PM
yeah. at this point it's 'shut up and take my money' for me...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mn4nu on July 21, 2019, 04:18:21 PM
That looks awesome!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on July 22, 2019, 09:06:13 PM
expanse season 4 trailer...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNIim3xqsEU

sort of a "prometheus done right" flavor to it. amazon prime this year. god help me if i had to choose between this and the picard series.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on July 23, 2019, 09:55:03 AM
Anyone who is a scifi fan needs to watch the Expanse.  So much fun.  I am really looking forward to the next season.

Just finished watching Season 3 of Stranger Things.  Overall it was the worst of the 3 but still enjoyable.  The ending was pretty good at least.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Silverthorn on October 29, 2019, 03:12:47 AM
Watched the first installment of HBO series "the Watchmen".
Found it rather incoherent, but maybe that was my slightly enebriated state.
Some cool fight scenes though.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on October 29, 2019, 09:45:31 AM
Decided to give Gotham a try and I have been pleasantly surprised so far.  No clue if this will keep my attention.

Recently finished watching Glitch, which is an odd, three season show out of Oz-land.  Overall worth a watch if you can't get a handle on what else to watch.

Also recently re-watched The Lord of Rings.  I can confirm that it is still epic awesome sauce.

Waiting for the next season of Expanse, drops in a month I think.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on October 29, 2019, 03:15:24 PM
Watched the first installment of HBO series "the Watchmen".
Found it rather incoherent, but maybe that was my slightly enebriated state.
Some cool fight scenes though.

it wasn't just you. seemed like there was a lot of assumed knowledge there. but it was interesting enough that i'll watch a few more episodes at least.

lots of other stuff coming up i'm interested in (the expanse, picard, his dark materials (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APduGe1eLVI)). new trailer for the mandalorian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmI7WKrAtqs) came out yesterday that looks great, but i'm not going to subscribe to disney for that. maybe if i finish everything else and get desperate...

bit of a dry spell in the theater recently. wife and i ended up seeing downton abbey a couple weeks ago for lack of anything more appealing to either of us. it was enjoyable enough in a very forgettable way. would not recommend for anyone that didn't watch or like the series.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Pixie on November 17, 2019, 12:34:42 PM
The Mandalorian is awesome so far (2 episodes).

I have spoken.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Timinator on November 17, 2019, 04:34:50 PM
Terminator 6. Enjoyed it. I had read about mixed reviews etc. and remember seeing t4 and it was so different and not what I wanted. This was good but not at the box office I hear
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on November 18, 2019, 10:59:49 AM
Watching Gotham.  In the second season and it has gone down a bit in quality.  It is still enjoyable enough and there are only 100 episodes so hopefully it doesn't go too far down in quality.

Interested in seeing Mandalorian but I have no interest in getting Disney+.  Ah well.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Pixie on November 18, 2019, 04:27:34 PM
Watching Gotham.  In the second season and it has gone down a bit in quality.  It is still enjoyable enough and there are only 100 episodes so hopefully it doesn't go too far down in quality.

Interested in seeing Mandalorian but I have no interest in getting Disney+.  Ah well.

$6.99 is a steal for the amount of content. Worth it for the Mandalorian alone. :D
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on November 19, 2019, 10:05:51 AM
Is the whole show up already or is it being released on a weekly basis.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: dave in the basement on November 19, 2019, 02:31:33 PM
Is the whole show up already or is it being released on a weekly basis.

Weekly basis.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on November 19, 2019, 02:56:54 PM
Then I need to know when all the shows are up and stream-able...so I can get in binge...get out.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Pixie on November 19, 2019, 05:11:35 PM
The last episode of Season 1 airs on Dec 27.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Timinator on November 19, 2019, 05:38:10 PM
your password are streamed on hacker websites now though :P
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Pixie on November 19, 2019, 06:02:10 PM
Nobody got hacked. People shared their passwords. Or otherwise were compromised in all the usual ways.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mn4nu on November 21, 2019, 09:04:41 PM
If you have an unlimited plan with Verizon you can get Disney+ free for 12 months.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Pixie on March 01, 2020, 08:49:46 PM
Finally got a chance to watch Frozen 2 today.

I have a new favorite Disney movie.

I was afraid it wouldn't live up to the first. But, imo, it surpassed it. It was epic, fun, and gorgeous. Even the music was better.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on March 01, 2020, 08:58:20 PM
I was pleasantry surprised by that one as well. Have probably seen it 3-4 times now thanks to the kids. They’ve both decided to start blurting our “Samantha” at random times.

Saw cage’s version of “color out of space” last night. Excellent B movie.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on March 01, 2020, 11:24:27 PM
Just got done with Better Call Saul, I want to say season 4.  Very good.  Very different than Breaking Bad.  Though worth watching.

Just started Season 2 of Altered Carbon.  If you have not seen the first season do yourself a favor and dig in.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mn4nu on March 02, 2020, 11:39:46 AM
Season 5 of Better Call Saul is airing on AMC now.  I really like that show.  Haven't watched any of season 5 yet though.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on March 18, 2020, 10:46:47 PM
finished season 4 of the expanse a few days after it was released. thumbs up. wish it wasn't so long between seasons.

currently watching Star Trek Picard. released weekly so is lasting longer. it's gotten criticism for "not being star trek" and for being too slow, but i'm enjoying it quite a bit. be prepared for a lot of character development and a slow build.

just started Devs, written/directed by alex garland. if you liked ex machina or annihilation (two of the best science fiction films of recent years, if you haven't seen them), you shouldn't miss this. 3 episodes in, hooked.

i will get back to altered carbon at some point. i got about half way through season one some time last year and then got sidetracked. it's on my list, tho.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on March 19, 2020, 08:37:15 AM
Finished Altered Carbon.  Not as good as the first season but still enjoyable.

Finished The Mandalorian.  Enjoyable but meh acting and writing. 

Netflix's Dracula.  I have only seen the first episode and it was really good.  Dark and gruesome.  Dracula is evil.  Which is as it should be.  Done by the people who did Sherlock, which is another show I really liked.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mn4nu on March 19, 2020, 08:37:58 AM
Finished S2 of Altered Carbon the other day.  Good show, well worth watching.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on March 24, 2020, 04:13:02 PM
CBS all access is free this month. time to binge picard if you're interested. season finale is this thursday so you'll be able to get the entire season.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on March 24, 2020, 05:09:58 PM
Finished watching Dracula and it was very good as a whole.  Episode 1 > 2 >> 3.  That said all very enjoyable.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mn4nu on March 24, 2020, 05:35:32 PM
CBS all access is free this month. time to binge picard if you're interested. season finale is this thursday so you'll be able to get the entire season.
Thanks for that tip.  I will definitely check this out.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on April 03, 2020, 10:37:20 AM
  Episode 1 > 2 >> 3. 

this seems like a common pattern for Moffat. starts strong and then goes off the rails (sherlock, dr who). watched/liked ep 1 of dracula.

also finished season 3 of ozark. thumbs up.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on April 03, 2020, 10:50:54 AM
I still liked all the episodes of Dracula.  Sherlock is a favorite but the first season was best.  Dr. Who? Never heard of it.

Finished watching Tiger King.  What a shit show that was.  Depressing statement on humanity.

Watching The Office for the first time.  Overall good, but I don't enjoy all the cringe worthy moments, of which each episodes have at least a couple.  It is full of fremdschämen.

Watching Lost in Space, which I find to only a bit enjoyable.  Almost done with the second season.  It is something to have on while working on a puzzle.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Timinator on April 03, 2020, 01:50:20 PM
Dr who is a bit of an acquired taste. From a distance you look at it and think wait what?

The current 2 seasons have a shit writer. And millions have dropped the show during the season.

I have physically fallen asleep during this season. Even the final.

If you were to start, I’d suggest the ones from 2005 with Christopher eccleston. The show has different actors playing exactly the same character over time. But each has different personality quirks.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mn4nu on April 03, 2020, 04:19:24 PM
also finished season 3 of ozark. thumbs up.

We'll be watching that soon.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on April 07, 2020, 03:40:43 PM
Finished Lost in Space.  It is ok.  I don't regret watching it but I am glad it is finished.  One more season to come some time next year.

Watching Ozark.  I find this show stressful to watch.  It is pretty good so far, I'm in the latest season.

Castlevania.  Anime, I guess that is what you would call it, based on the game of the same name.  In the current season and I have really enjoyed it.  Some very good voice acting.

Also watching The Office, now in the third season.

Honestly, too much time watching shows.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on April 17, 2020, 08:26:53 PM
so we've been doing movie nights for the past week or so. one way to deal with kids being bored spending most of their days at home. frozen, frozen2, despicable me, trolls 2, stuff like that.

today the older kid picked out next gen.
pros: kids were heavily invested.
cons: they were bawling their eyes out when the robot loses its memories.

should probably spend more time screening stuff or looking at reviews.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on April 19, 2020, 01:08:29 PM
That reminds me of when I recommended Iron Giant for my wife to watch with the kids while I was on a business trip.  She called me with 10 minutes left with her and the kids bawling.  She was yelling at me and telling me what an awful person I am.  I told her to wait and see what happens in the final ten minutes.  I still get yelled at about that recommendation from time to time.  It's only been about 10 years for them to get over it.

Finished watching third season of Ozarks.  It was good.  My wife loves it.

On the side, I have started watching Big Mouth.  So funny and so inappropriate.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on April 19, 2020, 11:19:48 PM
That reminds me of when I recommended Iron Giant for my wife to watch with the kids while I was on a business trip.  She called me with 10 minutes left with her and the kids bawling.  She was yelling at me and telling me what an awful person I am.  I told her to wait and see what happens in the final ten minutes.  I still get yelled at about that recommendation from time to time.  It's only been about 10 years for them to get over it.

 ;D

seems reasonable.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mn4nu on April 20, 2020, 06:29:06 PM
Finished watching third season of Ozarks.
We finished that up last week.  It was good, but Wendy and her brother annoyed the hell out of me this season.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on April 21, 2020, 02:16:23 PM
Wendy always annoys me.  I thought the acting for the brother was well done but his story line is too prominent.

Interestingly my wife is re-watching the first season and they foreshadow the story with the brother in a small way.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Dust on May 03, 2020, 04:02:34 PM
That reminds me of when I recommended Iron Giant for my wife to watch with the kids while I was on a business trip.  She called me with 10 minutes left with her and the kids bawling.  She was yelling at me and telling me what an awful person I am.  I told her to wait and see what happens in the final ten minutes.  I still get yelled at about that recommendation from time to time.  It's only been about 10 years for them to get over it.
 

My 3 year old watches the iron giant all teh time. Which bit is the bad bit?

It rained for three days straight here over the weekend. Mr 3 now dances his way through the blues brothers (and yes, I'm taking the discussions about rude words on the chin)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sssith on May 04, 2020, 11:18:28 AM
A bit of a spoiler....but the movie is somewhere around 20 years old..


At the end Iron Giant sacrifices himself to destroy the missile.  To all appearances he is dead at that point.  It ends when you see the pieces of him trying to self repair.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Dust on May 05, 2020, 10:52:33 AM
Oh right, that bit.

My little guy doesn't mind that bit. He knows that the giant 'is helping everyone'.... and it probably helps that daddy gives him a cuddle about then too.

I see what you mean now.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Dust on May 18, 2020, 09:20:44 AM
It occurs to me that the non-Australian members of this board who occasionally watch kids TV might not have heard of Bluey. (https://www.abc.net.au/abckids/shows/bluey/)

It may be the best aussie TV export ever. It's certainly my favourite show to watch with my 3 year old.

I highly recommend seeking it out wherever you are if you have kids. You may even be able to download one of the really really good episodes from random internet places. (https://mega.nz/file/gDAhlABA#KHperellcvmMai7gq6xTsoiPwuMEZJ-U8FxuQClxm54)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mn4nu on May 26, 2020, 10:37:36 AM
I've been watching Star Trek Discovery on CBS All Access.  I've watched all the Star Trek shows, and while I liked them all, this ranks up there with DS9 as being my favorite.  There are some things that you wonder about, considering this takes place about 10 yrs before the original Star Trek series, but I am sure there are timeline explanations online for things that don't seem consistent.  I plan on watching Picard after this.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: syn on May 26, 2020, 02:37:28 PM
I've been watching Star Trek Discovery on CBS All Access.  I've watched all the Star Trek shows, and while I liked them all, this ranks up there with DS9 as being my favorite.  There are some things that you wonder about, considering this takes place about 10 yrs before the original Star Trek series, but I am sure there are timeline explanations online for things that don't seem consistent.  I plan on watching Picard after this.

+1. well maybe not my favorite, but definitely near the upper end of the pack.

you might be pleased to know that a spinoff (https://tvline.com/2020/05/15/star-trek-strange-new-worlds-discovery-spinoff-pike-spock-number-one/) with pike/spock/#1 has been confirmed.

edit: i really liked Peck as Spock. better than Quinto from the rebooted movies by far. the writing probably helped.