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Old 9th Aug 2015, 08:55 AM   #271
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FINALLY got too see HARBINGER DOWN, was "supposed" to
be a homage or something like that to THE THING. ALSO
touted as using PRACTICAL EFFECTS just like Carpenters version
of so many years ago..

Short summary, sucked BAD !

And, UNLIKE Carpenters version they had EASILY over
half the shots in it digital and many were pretty bad..

VERY disappointed..
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Recently watched Ascension. Great mini-series I wish they would continue into a full series.
Also watched X-Men: Days of Future Past and the new Ninja Turtles last weekend. Was pleasantly surprised by the Turtles and thought the X-Men was awesome! On the agenda in the coming weeks is Inside Out, Jurassic World, Interstellar, and a couple others I can't quite remember.
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 12:27 PM   #273
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If you can find X-Men: Days of Future Past - ROGUE CUT ....

It has added scenes and is edited differently
then the original. I liked it ALLOT more...
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I've watched the first three Hellraiser films. Not sure why everyone raves about them. The acting was abysmal, the scripts were pedestrian and everything else left a lot to be desired. Except the visual effects makeup; but it was pretty standard for the day.

Also finally watched Jupiter Ascending. I thought it was fun. Nothing outstanding, but fun.
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Well ive started watching Banshee, looks ok and still watching Ray Donovan which is a great series. Humans was also good.

Films, well ive watched Jupiter Ascending all flash and no content really, did not like it. Mad Max Fury Road was as expected, but ok for a no brainer.
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Rewatched the first three Jack Ryan movies: The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger. They obviously had amazing physical effects, but the surprising thing was that they used CGI to add bubbles and particulates to the water (which was otherwise a smoke and lighting effect with sub models).
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I'm going through and watching some of the old Bond films I never saw. Just watched On her majesty's secret service.
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Old 18th Aug 2015, 05:27 AM   #278
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Saw Fantastic Four on the weekend. It wasn't quite so Fantastic. I enjoyed the first film more.

Maybe Marvel should just give up on the FF as a movie. It doesn't seem to translate well.
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I'm going through and watching some of the old Bond films I never saw. Just watched On her majesty's secret service.
I've been doing that as well. Working my way through all the Sean Connery films I missed as a kid.
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On her majesty's secret service was surprisingly good. Lazenby wasn't great as bond but the film was well put together and it made sense, it had good action, really lovely cinematography and great locations. I watched Thunderball on the sunday which was a lot cheesier, a lot more stupid. The underwater stuff was impressive on a technical level though, and theres a lot of it.
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On her majesty's secret service was surprisingly good. Lazenby wasn't great as bond but the film was well put together and it made sense, it had good action, really lovely cinematography and great locations. I watched Thunderball on the sunday which was a lot cheesier, a lot more stupid. The underwater stuff was impressive on a technical level though, and theres a lot of it.
I think thunderball has not aged particularly well...

Have you read any of the books? They are much more intelligent than the films.The more the films went on, the more action set pieces and exotic locations tended to dominate. Certainly the contrast between Roger Moore eyebrow acting era Bond and the books was huge...

I'm not recommending the books as great literature, but they are better written than you would expect.
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I haven't. I've only seen one Roger Moore Bond as well in Moonraker which is AWFUL. Haven't seen a Dalton. I've got nine left on my list to catch up on before Spectre is released.
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Yeah, I found the Connery ones classy (at least at the time), but Roger Moore always seems on the point of telling a knock knock joke.
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Yeah, I found the Connery ones classy (at least at the time), but Roger Moore always seems on the point of telling a knock knock joke.
Heresy!!!

Moore IS Bond.
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Just my opinion.....

I think Connery did the best Bond.
Some of Roger Moore's movies were good, but some are just awful.
Never liked Timothy Dalton in the role.
Pierce Brosnan was acceptable.
George Lazenby I think would have made a good "long term" Bond, but he only did the one movie.
I like how Daniel Craig portrays Bond, but I'm not a fan of his looks. I always pictured Bond with brown or black hair.
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Saw Fantastic Four on the weekend. It wasn't quite so Fantastic. I enjoyed the first film more.

Maybe Marvel should just give up on the FF as a movie. It doesn't seem to translate well.
I thought the recent FF4 movie was by Fox? The one with Jessica Alba was good.
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This Fantastic Four and the Jessica Alba ones (which were not good) are both by Fox. The most recent one was rushed into production in order that Fox could keep hold of the rights as they have to make a film using those characters once every 7 years or the rights revert to Marvel. At this stage, reverting to Marvel would probably be best for them.
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This Fantastic Four and the Jessica Alba ones (which were not good) are both by Fox. The most recent one was rushed into production in order that Fox could keep hold of the rights as they have to make a film using those characters once every 7 years or the rights revert to Marvel. At this stage, reverting to Marvel would probably be best for them.
Ah, so kind of like the Fox equivalent of Monty Pythons Contractual Obligations album!
That explains a lot
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It wasn't Fox at that stage but some German production company, but it's for the same reason the Roger Corman produced Fantastic Four film was made in the mid 1990s. They wanted to hold on to the rights after a bankrupt Marvel sold off a load of their properties, and so they HAD to make a Fantastic Four film or they'd revert. The result is hilarious, extremely low budget and was never even intended for a theatrical release. I believe it's still not available to buy or view legally, though there are bootlegs out there and I think the whole thing is on youtube.




The legality of the rights issue is complicated but I think it's only that the Fantastic Four characters have to appear in Fox-produced movies, rather than their own movie in order for them to keep the rights. So don't be surprised at all if they turn up in cameo roles in future X-Men films.

Similarly Sony had to make Spiderman films every 7 years or lose the rights back to Marvel, which is why Spiderman was rebooted so soon after the Raimi films and why we got the god-awful Amazing Spiderman films in the past couple of years. Sony then at least had the sense to come to an arrangement with Marvel which allowed them to make future Spiderman movies and keep the profits, but with Marvel having more creative control over the use of the character, plus they allow for Spiderman to appear in the Avengers. Reportedly no money exchanged hands between Sony and Marvel in this deal, because everybody wins.
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A couple of recent viewings.

Age of Ultron. Another confused over-long punch up. Weak.

Life of Brian. Rewatched this for the first time time in years, and loved it. Should be required viewing for Christians.
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Caught up with the end of some tv series after being away for a couple of weeks. Defiance limped to a conclusion in an undercooked disappointing way, and Dark Matter was a cool - if cheap - little show that I'm looking forward to seeing more of.
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A couple of recent viewings.

Age of Ultron. Another confused over-long punch up. Weak.

Life of Brian. Rewatched this for the first time time in years, and loved it. Should be required viewing for Christians.
I'd also recommend Holy Flying Circus, which sort-of Chronicles the making of Life of Brian - Steve Punt's portrayal of Eric Idle is truly awesome...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0162zbx

...plus Stephen Fry as God!
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I'd also recommend Holy Flying Circus, which sort-of Chronicles the making of Life of Brian - Steve Punt's portrayal of Eric Idle is truly awesome...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0162zbx

...plus Stephen Fry as God!

I'd not heard of that, thanks ofr mentioning it!
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Finally saw MI: Rogue Nation last night. I thought it was better than the previous movie. Some very impressive motorcycle racing in it.
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I'd not heard of that, thanks ofr mentioning it!
I've been trying to get my hands on Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus - this refers to two exclusive episodes made for German TV, one in German with English subtitles, and one in English. Apparently the Python's learnt to speak German phonetically, but I can't find this on eBay or Amazon anywhere.
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I've been trying to get my hands on Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus - this refers to two exclusive episodes made for German TV, one in German with English subtitles, and one in English. Apparently the Python's learnt to speak German phonetically, but I can't find this on eBay or Amazon anywhere.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21...-zirkus-e01_tv
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A little over a month later I've just caught up on the last Bond film I had yet to watch - From Russia with love, meaning I have now seen the whole series.
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I watched new episodes of series like Gotham and NCIS New Orleans.
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The Minions Movie.

Lots of good laughs, but it really lacked any kind of convincing shape, like a whole sequence of short cartoons. I think they work a lot better when they don't have to carry the weight of the whole film.

Excellent use of music though...
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