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El Geet

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  1. Basically exactly that. The review I posted above is well worth a read. It’s absolutely savage.
  2. Yeah he was proud to perform at Trump’s inauguration. He doesn’t seem to have any redeeming features. Not a chance in hell I’m paying to see this.
  3. I had no idea about this and neither did I know that the Lord of the Dance was such a twit. Anyway, this review is brilliant and I’m even tempted to watch it after a few drinks: https://filmindublin.ie/2022/08/31/blackbird-is-the-pathetic-ego-stroking-bollocks-you-always-hoped-it-would-be/ Casino Royaldi is a great line.
  4. Weirdly I put this on last weekend as was curious to see how something on Disney called Princess was rated 16+. Unfortunately, didn’t get past the opening 30 seconds as my plan for a day time film got ruined. Will give it a go though given all the positive comments!
  5. The Northman - 3/5 Not seen any of Eggers’ previous films but I understood this wasn’t going to be standard fare. I enjoyed the style and the (presumably) authenticity. Some good performances too. Unfortunately, it’s just a bit plodding and boring at times.
  6. Totally agree. There’s enough po faced, ‘serious business’ in the MCU to leave room for something a bit lighter. This felt like an upmarket Flash Gordon at times. Had a real Saturday morning cartoon feel to it too. Yet I can see why it won’t work for many, especially knowing that Waititi can be very good at balancing comedy with serious stuff (Jojo and Hunt for Wilderpeople spring to mind and even Ragnarok). I guess the space Viking theme makes it a little trickier to pull off!
  7. Just saw this earlier. I really enjoyed it for what it was. Thought tit was colourful fun overall but I can see how some might bounce off it. It is a bit odd tonally speaking. Loved the bit It’s definitely no Ragnarok or GOTG1 but it’s not GOTG2 and also much preferred it to Dr Strange MoM which I found dull as dishwater. Perhaps a little too jokey but I found most of it pretty funny… Not seen Hemsworth in anything else but I think be pulls this off pretty well and has certainly made Thor his own. Having said all of that, it does feel like Waititi is phoning it in a bit and it was nice watching on a massive big screen (and great a/c) for the first time in ages so that might have swayed me a bit.
  8. Only just finished first 2 of Season 3. Silly question perhaps but is the Viktor thing to deal with Elliot Page’s transition or is it a comic book thing?
  9. Been waiting for my wife catch up as I binged Season 1 in 2 days. Looking forward to Season 2 but only 8 episodes is disappointing.
  10. That’s a shame to hear although i can see how they might struggle to know where to take it. First season would have made a good movie actually as it has a very definite beginning, middle and end to it. I think it’s the first or second episode where the agent says: “Are you two Thelma and Louise yet?”. Could have gone down that route I feel.
  11. Just finished the first season. Surprised it’s not got more love. I thought it was brilliant. Takes a little while but there’s something special about it. Jean Smart is incredible but the meeting of two very different generations is really well done. I may have got something in my eye at the end.
  12. Latest episode was a bit slower but still had some great moments. Loved the musical number and the Legend. Only slight niggle is there’s a bit of an over reliance on Hughie and Starlight’s relationship beats. I guess temp V adds a new angle but it feels like we’ve had this arc with them before. It was inevitable but almost wish the temp V wasn’t a thing. The underpowered Boys having to find ways to fight supes was part of the tension.
  13. I would also please ask people not to post spoilers. I feel like a grandad here but I avoid trailers and social media shit for a reason. I like to enjoy a tv show or movie on its own merits without the accompanying circus beforehand. Don’t mind afterwards obv.
  14. Yeah so that was one of the rare exceptions in my book!
  15. We (my family) all loved the first two episodes. It’s a bit like live action Spiderverse. Love the upbeat tone and how vibrant the whole thing is. Best start of a Marvel series since Loki.
  16. Why are Netflix movies generally so rubbish? They have budget and decent actors and, I assume, directors but more often than not they’re just not very good. Edit: there are of course a few notable exceptions.
  17. Hustle (Netflix) Really don’t get the love for this. Perhaps if you’re a big basketball fan you’d get a kick out of seeing famous players playing and/or trying to act. Sandler is good in it but it lacks drama. It’s shot really nicely. So nicely that it makes the lack of drama even more obvious. One dimensional characters and feels like a really long advert for the NBA. They also manage to cram in 5 fast food adverts in the first 5 minutes. 2/5 for the nice plays. Fresh (Disney +) Bit of a weird one. Interesting premise and nicely acted horror/thriller. Has some very nice, stylish touches. A little on the nose but manages to stay true to the rather ham fisted point it’s trying to make. 3/5
  18. The show reminds me a lot of Robocop. Which is a very good thing. With the over the top ultra-violence and the super satirical ads and clips. Homelander is just amazing. Absolutely terrifying. Interested to see where they’re going with this but you just know Hughie’s going to be annoying
  19. Pretty sure it happened at the same time. I seem to remember the breach in S1 was in the same place.
  20. Not sure I follow. Have we been told why/how Eleven’s memory isn’t what it should be? Seems pretty convenient. Still, not complaining. It’s been a great first half of the Season.
  21. Mullen is indeed a super interesting guy. He did a couple of cool TED talks a while back too in case you’re interested.
  22. Really enjoyed the series. It’s tv so they will, I’m sure, jump the shark. That’s fine if the story is well told. Thing is, it’s terrifying enough a premise without some big conspiracy - companies wanting compliant drones who can’t complain. Being trapped somewhere with no way out, doomed to appear and reappear in the same lift doorway everyday with no respite. Urgh. Interested in the Senator and his wife. Seems she chose to be severed for the birth experience. So severance being used as a way for outies to avoid any ‘unpleasantness’. It’s a fascinating idea that philosophers could have a field day with. Eagan’s comment about the hanging and how ‘she’ (Helly’s innie) could have treated Helly that way was chilling.
  23. Read ‘Fine Structure’ and just finishing ‘Ra’ now. Totally agree - the author manages some pretty epic ideas and goes to town with them. ‘Ra’ I thought might be a let down but what starts as a pretty high concept ends up being a pretty mad and detailed ride too. TINAMD still prob the best of the the three, followed by FS then Ra but all really interesting and page turners. Also keen for similar recommendations if anyone had any.
  24. Tried 10 mins and not for me at all although the mish mash of styles is interesting. No idea what it’s trying to achieve.
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