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I used to catch Space Precinct late, late at night back in middle/high school. I got the DVDs as a gift a couple years ago. Saving them for a good time.

   
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 Flinty wrote:
I feel that the poor dancers and in particular the choreographer was somewhat restricted by the towel sized dance floor. However it is entirely possible that the scene could never be truly salvaged.


You don’t make friends with salad. And if you subject someone to Roller Disco, they’re gonna kick your head in

Just an awful, awful scene. And remember, this is post-Star Wars. The Cantina scene was by then seared into public consciousness.

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But....but..... the 70's!

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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I used to catch Space Precinct late, late at night back in middle/high school. I got the DVDs as a gift a couple years ago. Saving them for a good time.


It seems like it's the sort of show you'd see late at night in middle/high school, isn't it. I gotta watch beyond episode 1 now. The first one was quite the classic detective tale with surprising amounts of gore (ish) and a rather obvious twist on who the baddie is. But nevertheless. I like the effects and the designs of the exterior and so on. The aliens are rather cheap, but look good (at least on the 720p youtube on my phone screen).

   
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 Easy E wrote:
But....but..... the 70's!


We Don’t Talk About The 70’.

Except for Punk, New Wave of British Heavy Metal and of course Glam Rock.

Well OK. We Don’t Talk About Disco. The music that taste forgot.

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You guys are all nuts. Diplomatic Roller Disco is awesome. How else do you keep rival empires squirming and off-balance?

   
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You’re wrong. And you’re exiled. Begone with your vileness!

But not as vile as….

Resident Evil on Netflix.

Oh god this is crap. Zombies waaay over choreographed. Slow pace. Generic moustache twirling generic villains. Aaaaaaand here comes the generic Dishy Love Interest.

Links to Resident Evil in name only.

I mean….the original movies are bobbins, but have a fun charm to them. The latest movie is Just Plain Bloody Awful. There there’s this…..turd.

I’m on the second episode, and I just don’t care about anyone or anything about it,

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At this point in time I can't imagine even Netflix having any interest in their own shows.

   
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Kate on Netflix

Typical assassin redemption tale. Nicely shot with decent action sequences. I think it has a nice mix of generic dark grittiness with a slash of Japanese neon. One nice twist, one incredibly obvious twist.

Definately watchable.

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Cairo, Egypt

 Turnip Jedi wrote:
Dr Strange 2

I did not will care for his one, even Lizzie O's yummyness couldnt counter balance the sheer twaddle


So I saw it today and it turns out Multiverse of Madness is the $200 million remake of Army of Darkness we never knew we wanted but clearly we deserved.

Now I want the Disney+ show - Pizza Poppa Always Gets Paid.

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
So I saw it today and it turns out Multiverse of Madness is the $200 million remake of Army of Darkness we never knew we wanted but clearly we deserved.


I am yet to see this movie but by this one statement I feel as though I already have.
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 Turnip Jedi wrote:
Dr Strange 2

I did not will care for his one, even Lizzie O's yummyness couldnt counter balance the sheer twaddle


So I saw it today and it turns out Multiverse of Madness is the $200 million remake of Army of Darkness we never knew we wanted but clearly we deserved.

...



*triggered*

Maybe we all should watch AoD again.

   
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Cairo, Egypt

To be clear I mean that as a compliment! Benedict Cumbersome as Bad Ash alone is worth the price of admission!

I may watch it again

 
   
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The Sea Beast
Pretty fun sweet movie, was looking for background noise while i painted.
IT was pretty much HTTYD with a different coat of paint. Very pretty movie and something i wouldnt mind putting on for futre imaginary kids .
What really got me though was a message of the film wasnt that there was a misunderstanding like HTTYD but

Spoiler:

It turns out all the hunting was orchestrated by royalty to expand their empire, so they started a century long smear campaign sending poor people to their death for their monetary gain.
and when someone say "But Hunter are heros" the reply back "You can still be a Hero, and be wrong"
Something about that just got me thinking, about people sent to war for reasons that are not their own for others benifits,
The Sea Beast
Pretty fun sweet movie, was looking for background noise while i painted.

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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
To be clear I mean that as a compliment! Benedict Cumbersome as Bad Ash alone is worth the price of admission!

I may watch it again


Oh, I got that that was a compliment, but something deep within me refuses to recognize a Marvel film even put close to AoD in terms of 'a good time' or good looks. That's just me. Haven't seen any of the Dr. Strange films.




Right, I went to the cinema today! Yes indeed. 35mm film version of The Warriors (1979).

Including several trailers from the time as well. Great stuff. That trailer for ALIEN rocked my socks actually.

Oh, and Warriors is really good. What a dynamic film that holds up SO well, because I think it very much fits viewing tastes of today. Sure, there's lots of 70s stuff and hokeyness and people should keep in mind when that was made and what sort of people are the protagonists. But looking beyond that (which any human being should be capable of if they ever expect to enjoy a film or anything), it's a cool film.

Watch It. It's a classic.




   
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Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Truly a multiverse of madness. This film makes a lot of weird decisions, and then leans hard into each of them, to brilliant effect. The first half had us laughing hard enough that my wife needed her inhaler. The second half is still funny, but more moving from cascading emotional payoffs. If the weirdness doesn’t lose you, you’ll experience a hell of a film.


Edit: Although we saw it with our son, I would urge caution to other parents. There is a disturbing amount of dildo-related martial arts violence.

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We play lucky dip with Sky Cinema once again and come up with...

Prisoner

A 2013 thriller with High Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal pushing the boundaries of what you would be prepared to do in the search for your missing daughter. With no knowledge of what it was going to be like I wasn't expecting much. Close to the end I'm bug eyed, gripping the sofa and anxious for our protagonists.

Thoroughly engrossing and I'd absolutely recommend it.
   
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Also on Netflix. I’ll put it on, because I’m watching

Z Nation which is like a pound shop “worst of” Walking Dead.

I mean….there’s an infant (no more than six months old) which is turned, and not only can just sort of instantly walk, but is super fast.

Waaaaaaaaaank.

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Ratatouille.

During EEAAO, my wife informed us that she had never seen Ratatouille. So we had to watch it. A film about rat and a man, a multi-species team who become a family, culinarily, by cooking while nobody’s looking…it’s a charmer.


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Also on Netflix. I’ll put it on, because I’m watching

Z Nation which is like a pound shop “worst of” Walking Dead.

I mean….there’s an infant (no more than six months old) which is turned, and not only can just sort of instantly walk, but is super fast.

Waaaaaaaaaank.


Zombabies are nightmare fuel. But they’re more effective when they are more human, pulling on instincts that zooming zoombies just don’t.

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Cairo, Egypt

Star Trek-Strange New Worlds

Prequels are almost always a bad idea.

But this one is really good. Watch.

Star Trek-Picard S2

Lots of holes (I'm about halfway through) but enough stuff that works that makes it worth watching.

 
   
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Speaking of the 70's......

Cruella Which takes place in swingin' London of the 70s! Not a hint of roller-disco in sight!

This movie is better than it has any right to be. It looks great. The story is like a Greek Tragedy. Emma Stone and Emma Thompson absolutely murder their roles.

This would be a an interesting companion piece to watch with Phoenix's The Joker.

Watch it.

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The Princess

This is one long action set-piece more than a movie. That said, it was entertaining enough and reminded me of a far less-serious Dredd or The Raid only put in a fantasy setting and led by a female lead.

Fun for what it is, but won't last in the memory that long.

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Everything Everywhere all at Once

It's about being an adult, it's about abandoned dreams, it's about divorce, a failing business, a daughter who may as well be an alien, oh and a multiverse-shattering kung fu battle across an IRS office.

Not, quite sure it's great, but it's pretty darn good.

Yes, watch.

 
   
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Green Lantern - Beware my Power

It was great seeing John Stewart back as a Green Lantern, but you would've thought, after all these years, they would've learnt to work with the short runtimes these DC animated movies have. There's just not enough space to set up both Johns origin story and do a version of the
Spoiler:
Parallax
storyline.

Worth a watch if you're a fan of these films, but it's a below average entry in the franchise.

   
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Harley Quinn

Caught the first episode on the Youtube, oooh f-bombs and gore, how now...(kind of liked Ivy, rather Daria like)

Mary Poppins 2 - CGI over-doo

About a B-, everyone is trying their best but it felt very by committee and metrics. Ms Blunt wisely went the "English" clipped RP accent rather than try a Julie Andrews, although I'll admit Mr Dawes (Jnr) left me giggley



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Terrifier

It's Halloween night and some girls leaving a party discover they have a flat tire and meet a clown while waiting in a pizzeria.

Highly recommend this one if you like a brutal horror movie.

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Devon, UK

Lightyear

The Buzz Lightyear you know from Toy Story isn't the real Buzz Lightyear. That Buzz Lightyear is an action figure, and like many action figures, has been produced to tie in with a movie or TV show. This is the movie that the Buzz from Toy Story was manufactured to cash in on.

Clear?

Well, never mind, it won't impinge on your enjoyment of the movie, as long as you don't wonder why Buzz's voice is different or where Woody is.

I fear the blend of talent that made Pixar great may never be repeated, but while Lightyear seldom reaches the heady heights of some of their early work, all the ingredients are here, just perhaps not in the same potency.

As you'd expect from the studio that pioneered this style of movie making, the film looks great, especially in the IMAX enhanced version. One liners and casual throw away visual jokes are here, but constantly simmer at mild amusement without boiling over into laughter all that often. The pathos and heart that is so key to Pixar films is here, but again, never really grab you by the feels (although one moment does, for a second, approach Up!'s gut punch moment, but it's too fleeting to land with the same impact.)

While it opens strongly, it does lose its way a little in the middle before rallying with a better final act. Lightyear is unlikely to trouble the places the likes of Wall-E, Toy Story or Up! have in people's hearts, but it's hard not to recommend it, especially now it's available with the convenience of streaming and/or to those with younger family members.

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Well, never mind, it won't impinge on your enjoyment of the movie, as long as you don't wonder why Buzz's voice is different or where Woody is.

Or why the backstory and setting is different and completely unrelated to toy Buzz (whereas the cartoon series was actually tied to the Toy Story toy).
Lightyear has the same problem as modern Trek: the writers are unfamiliar with and indifferent to the source material, and its just an unrelated brand to stamp on the title.

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Yeah, thing is, it's much easier to enjoy things when you don't tie yourself up in knots over minutiae in kids films.

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The wise man doubts often, and changes his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubts not; he knows all things but his own ignorance.

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Speaking of kids films…..kids TV series.

Grange Hill on BritBox.

Hot diggety darsh. Unlike the previous words? Grange Hill pulled no punches. Kids die. Kids deal with heroin addiction. No, not “caffeine pills”, ‘Murica. Actually Smack. The apparently Good Stuff. Something even I’m not daft enough to try. Probably because of Grange Hill.

In its heyday it was truly magnificent. It pulled no punches. It looked Contemporary Issues in the face and didn’t blink.

Granted I now watch it with my own rose tinted? But it still holds up.

We’ll never see it’s like again.

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