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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Pat » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:36 am

Got a couple of second hand BluRays to watch/sell back at Computer Exchange.

John Wick - Man discovers other men want to kill him, decides to kill them instead.
Jason Bourne - Man discovers other men want to kill him, decides to kill them instead.
Pixar's Inside Out - I didn't understand this one. No one seemed to be trying to kill anyone else, and there were no fistfights in the rain.In fact, it never seemed to rain at all.

Next up - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Catch-up » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:21 am

We've watched a few episodes of Netflix's Lemony Snicket series. Enjoyable, but not something I couldn't walk away from. Really like the casting though. And, the overall feel reminds me of Pushing Daisies. It's not nearly as good as Pushing Daisies though. I loved that show!
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu Feb 09, 2017 05:23 pm

Taboo on BBC1 - anyone else watching this?

Great cast - Jonathan Pryce as head of the East India Co having apoplectic swearing fits every five minutes, Mark Gatiss as a thoroughly disgusting Prince George, Tom Hollander playing a pervy chemist, Oona whatshernamefromGameOfThrones playing the half-sister and love interest of Tom Hardy's brooding and slightly deranged anti-hero Delaney. There's plots, sub-plots, double-crossing, magic, duels at dawn, fisticuffs, very impressive tattoos, transvestites, prostitutes, scullduggery, very tall hats, wonderful costumes and billowing cloaks. Oh and occasionally Tom Hardy in the nip . . .what's not to like?

One small problem though . . . I haven't a clue what's going on :? What is all this Nootka business?
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Pat » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:28 am

Grace Speaker wrote:One small problem though . . . I haven't a clue what's going on :? What is all this Nootka business?

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-02- ... otka-sound
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Feb 10, 2017 02:50 pm

Pat wrote:
Grace Speaker wrote:One small problem though . . . I haven't a clue what's going on :? What is all this Nootka business?

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-02- ... otka-sound
Thank you, that helps :thumbl:
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Basement » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:25 am

How to Get Ahead in Advertising.

Okaaaaaay. That wasn't at all weird.

Although it did have plenty of opportunities for Richard E Grant to ham it up!
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Pat » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:02 pm

Finally watched the first Trainspotting. Didn't take to it, even with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Sherlock.

Watched "call The Midwife" last night - I take that back, I had a swithched-on TV aimed at me last night while Jan watched CTM and I played Candy Crush on my phone but I did glance up at one point to spot Ankh Morpork market square!
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby steeljam » Tue Feb 21, 2017 07:13 pm

Got two DVDs for my birthday. :D
Suicide Squad: Quite interesting but nothing to make it standout from all the other comic movies being made.
The Girl with all the Gifts: I have promised to wait until my son and I can watch it together.
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Pat » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:28 am

steeljam wrote:Suicide Squad: Quite interesting but nothing to make it standout from all the other comic movies being made.

Classic example of "all the good bits in the trailer" movie. Also totally out of line with the Suicide Squad concept. The Suicide Squad deal with things the authorities can't be seen to have been involved in if things go wrong. "Interfere with another country's elections? Oh, that wasn't us, that was those criminals" whereas the threat in the film was the sort of thing where the authorities would be happy to be seen to have defeated and would have sent in the Avengers.
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby steeljam » Mon Feb 27, 2017 08:40 pm

Saw Hidden Firgure with Frank the Younger*
A very enjoyable film; certainly would recommend it. Not sure what the true story/adaptation ratio is.
It si difficult to comprehend now but the segregation of toilets by colour was an issue. On of the main female black characters had to walk/run the half mile between her workplace and the nearest coloured women's toilet. Today it all about transgender.

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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Pat » Fri Mar 03, 2017 02:15 pm

The Play That Goes Wrong.

Hilarious from before the start to the finish. If you want a taste of it, go to iPlayer and see the clips of "Peter Pan Goes Wrong".
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Whos Wee Dug » Tue Apr 04, 2017 01:39 pm

Ghost in the Shell I thought it was very good kept me entertained from start to finish, Bladerunneresquse city views with a touch of the Matrix thrown in, well worth seeing if you like live action anime. :thumbl: :D
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Librarians Apprentice » Thu Apr 20, 2017 08:45 am

Saw the second John Wick - had a distinct "London Below" moment to it - right up until he tells the Bowery King that "You don't want me to owe you a favor", which totally reminded me of the Marquise De Carabas (in consequence, if not in spirit)
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby steeljam » Wed May 03, 2017 01:07 am

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in 3D.
Only 5 people in the cinema!
Enjoyable film; lots of action and far more laughs than the first one. Ended up laughing out loud a couple of times.
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Re: What have you seen part II - the sequel *No SPOILERS please*

Postby Librarians Apprentice » Wed May 03, 2017 07:22 am

steeljam wrote:Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in 3D.
Only 5 people in the cinema!
Enjoyable film; lots of action and far more laughs than the first one. Ended up laughing out loud a couple of times.
GotG 1 was a success; this was more like a victory lap.
Whatever you do, stay until the end.

Oook!

Do you mean the VERY end of the credits, or just partway though?
I'm going with Spikey tonight, and I want to know how long do I keep her (she still hasn't entirely forgiven me for making her wait though all the credits in Deadpool)
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