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[watching] What have you seen recently?

#81
I do have issues with there now having to be a franchise with every popular Sci-Fi (ish) film out there, just as we have gaming houses that think there sole job is to keep the franchise going on several titles rather than release new ones.

But you take each film, game etc as it comes, if you likes it that's all what's important.
 
#84
Ready Player One Went yesterday to the local multiplex. I laughed at certain references I got, my other half laughed at the references she got. Sometimes this was at the same time and sometimes not. I enjoyed it, for what I think it is, a light piece of entertainment. I'd like to feel that there won't be some drawn out set of squeals either. There's plot-holes you drive a bus through but I just went with the ride. Mark Rylance was excellent playing what I hope a big chunk of Silicone Valley are like. I'd guess I'm the target demographic due to the 80ish cultural references. Glad I've seen it but not a film I'll ever feel a need to revisit.

True Detectives (Season Two) Watched the first three episodes of this and loved it. Yes, it doesn't have supernatural feel of the first season. It does the feel of a James Ellroy novel brought kicking and screaming in to the 21st century. I did hope that the three detectives threads would have been kept separate for a little longer than the first episode but I can forgive it that. Looking forward to the rest of the run. Vince Vaughn was a bit of a revelation. Usually I'd avoid any film with him in but he plays the unraveling mobster turned legitimate businessman excellently. I can see me enjoying revisiting this in the future.
 

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#85
Requiem. A BBC spooky thing we had recorded but only just got round to. Excellent, never quite sure what is was until the end, very well done.
 
#87
I've just finished watching the first 4 episodes of the new "Lost in Space".

Overlooking one moment of gross stupidity, the worst designed airlock in the history of space travel, its been surprisingly enjoyable and well put together. I'm hoping the remaining episodes live up to this standard.
 
#89
Well I just completed Lost In Space, so its time for a one paragraph, no spoiler review!

I would call this a family drama adventure SF series. You need to be able to eat a small side dish of American corn, but its well worth it. The baulk of SF TV and film has forgotten the SF tradition of exploration and discovery, so LiS is really refreshing. But it is also refreshing because it is not a bit grim, which is another theme that so much SF finds itself a slave too, maybe the family element is the cause for that. All in all I can't wait for the next series.

It seems our future could be bright if we get...Lost in Space :)
 
#90
It’ll be quite nice when we CAN write spoilers on this.

It came close to a bunch of vehicles driving round and round in a forest for me (That’s where Earth 2 and Dark Skies lost me) but was saved by seemless production, Toby Stephens and a prop in the garage.
 
#91
It’ll be quite nice when we CAN write spoilers on this.

It came close to a bunch of vehicles driving round and round in a forest for me (That’s where Earth 2 and Dark Skies lost me) but was saved by seemless production, Toby Stephens and a prop in the garage.

You can use spoiler tags.

So you could post something like this:

Darth Vader is Luke's Father.
 
#95
Just finished watching 'Troy - Fall of a City'. Pretty good. Some nice little tweaks on things hinted at in the Iliad. Odysseus, Hector and Priam were standouts; Paris/Alexander not so much. I wasn't convinced by Paris's transformation from whiny playboy to general-in-chief patriot, and Achilles (while very well acted) came across as being a bit of a spoilt and vindictive one-trick pony. But quite enjoyable, and the handling of the horse was very well done.

'The City and the City' - just watched the first episode. Not bad. I'm David Morrissey fan, so I'll see how it develops.

'Britannia' - is just batshit crackers. But I"m enjoying it, more for Julian Rind-Tutt being Rind-Tuttish than the Mythic Britain overtones, although I really do like the renegade druid with the ability to pull better Jedi Mind Tricks than Obi Wan...