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#13579106 Dec 22, 2017 at 06:28 PM · Edited over 1 year ago
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#13579100 Masiv wrote:

#13576912 Falconer wrote:

Because I can't play games I've been watching all of my old sci-fi shows. I've watched all of Bab5, most of Enterprise, and DS9. Bought online the newer Star Trek movies and Crusade.

I want to ask about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While I've seen the 6 main movies I've never gotten into the whole expanded universe thing. So I want to know will I understand this movie or will there be a lot of time where I'm scratching my head?

You should be fine.

It's 30 years after the defeat of the Empire and a new threat has to be faced. Two new characters are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.


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#13621430 Jan 24, 2018 at 07:19 PM
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Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KkhD0MnaJU

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#13655102 Feb 14, 2018 at 09:40 AM
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Tomb Raider, the movie, will follow Lara Croft’s origins as she works to figure out what happened to her missing father. She heads to his last-known location, a tomb called The Mother of Death on an island near Japan, where she discovers and has to stop a plot that threatens the world.

Tomb Raider hits theaters on March 16th, 2018.

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#13663066 Feb 20, 2018 at 05:09 PM · Edited over 1 year ago
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I watched Blade Runner 2049 last night, it was pretty good had great visuals and SFX. The story was fairly good but could have been better, while I said it had great visual it also had some that I thought where out of place like the Police station looked very sterile and bland. The characters for the most part for me let the film down there was very little character development beyond K and his relationship with Joi and Wallace (he didn't have much screen time thankfully) was just awful in my opinion, it was as if they where trying to emulate Roy and it just didn't work. Good movie over all but it could have been better character wise and with some better visuals in certain places but for a two and half hour movie it kept me engaged.


I have also been watching a show on Fox over here called a False Flag, it is a lot like 24. Not a great deal of action but very well written and acted thriller set in Israel. I am upto episode five at the minute and it does a very good job of keeping you guessing about who is involved in what and how and who is innocent. Well worth a look it you are interested in a good thiller.


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#13668545 Feb 24, 2018 at 01:13 PM · Edited 1 year ago
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#13663066 DamodarThade wrote:

I watched Blade Runner 2049 last night, it was pretty good had great visuals and SFX. The story was fairly good but could have been better, while I said it had great visual it also had some that I thought where out of place like the Police station looked very sterile and bland. The characters for the most part for me let the film down there was very little character development beyond K and his relationship with Joi and Wallace (he didn't have much screen time thankfully) was just awful in my opinion, it was as if they where trying to emulate Roy and it just didn't work. Good movie over all but it could have been better character wise and with some better visuals in certain places but for a two and half hour movie it kept me engaged.


I have also been watching a show on Fox over here called a False Flag, it is a lot like 24. Not a great deal of action but very well written and acted thriller set in Israel. I am upto episode five at the minute and it does a very good job of keeping you guessing about who is involved in what and how and who is innocent. Well worth a look it you are interested in a good thiller.



I could see what they were trying to do with Blade Runner 2049,which is basically show a huge deterioration of Earth,from being Cyberpunk to being wastelands,as well as trying to make it more of an action movie since it would be hard to make another character that's as likable as Deckard. However, it was inevitable people would compare BR 2049 to the original Blade Runner,and it doesn't even come close to the brilliance of the original BR, especially artistically and musically , as well as creating likable characters. However, if the movie didn't try to force itself into the BR universe, and used a fresh story unrelated to BR,and was only called 2049,I think it would have received a much better reception.

BR 2049's story felt contrived because of the way it tried to force things relating to Deckard and Rachel into the story, but it had the potential to be something great on it's own without needing to use the name 'Blade Runner',


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#13669427 Feb 25, 2018 at 04:46 PM · Edited over 1 year ago
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I agree if it was a standalone movie not related to Blade Runner it likely would have turned out better, I think too many studios feel banking on known movies and shows is safer than trying to create new ones. I wasn't very hopeful for 2049 but it was better than I expected but as you said not nearly the movie Blade Runner is, it was always going to be hard to achieve the combination that movie did with it's visuals,music and atmosphere.

Neil Blomkamp has been putting out some shorts on Steam and youtube for a while now and is currently crowdfunding to get money to turn these short sci-fi horrors into feature length movies. The shorts are amazing but if you have seen District 9 you will no doubt know some gore goes with his work and these shorts are no exception.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm0V24IEHao

Firebase is set during the Vietnam war and Zygote closer to present time, Zygote has a Thing feel to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKWB-MVJ4sQ&t=2s&has_verified=1


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#13675332 Mar 01, 2018 at 11:19 AM · Edited over 1 year ago
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I recently watched the new Mummy movie and really enjoyed it, it was a fun movie with more horror in it than the Brendan Fraser version but still as much action. The characters where mostly well done especially The Mummy and Dr.Jekyll and I thought the movie rather surprisingly made you feel sympathy for the antagonist at times. The only negative point to the film for me was Tom Cruise, his character had a duality that I don't think Tom has the acting range to portray as well as another actor could have.



While a lot of people seem to feel this wasn't he best start for the new Universal Monster franchise I think it was a good start with some room for improvement.


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#13675520 Mar 01, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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#13669427 DamodarThade wrote:

....Firebase is set during the Vietnam war and Zygote closer to present time, Zygote has a Thing feel to it.

Wow, those shorts were great. I would watch those movies gladly. I hope he's successful.

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#13833720 Aug 10, 2018 at 06:43 AM
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So I just watched Avengers: Infinity War last Sunday and I must say it's amazing at the same time cliffhanger

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to the extent that mom said "Bakit ganun? Ayaw ko ung Ending" to translate that to english "Why's the Ending like that, I don't like it" but to put it to another friendly language, she just felt bad half of the avengers didn't felt so good.
for me and my brothers it was pretty amazing and it also prepares our bums to the next movie and just as expecting the dusty half of avengers will come back. so all's well. although yeah Thanos did win and that was a surprising move but not "that" surprising"

Here's to wait for the Ant-Man and the Wasp.
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#14003266 Mar 28, 2019 at 11:57 PM
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I got a chance to see the 2017 Ghost in the Shell and I was wrong. Scarlett Johansson did brilliantly in the title role despite her name not matching her origin. She actually does look like the GITS Stand Alone Complex version of Motoko Kusanagi. Also I'm a big fan of the other actors in their roles. Takeshi Kitano pulled off Aramaki brilliantly. I feel sad that they didn't get their money back. They deserved it.
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#14163509 Jun 14, 2019 at 03:30 PM
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Having never seen any comics I went into watching the Marvel Movies completely blind. I need something to do not that I'm not gaming 24/7. I liked them.

Mini Reviews:

I started with the first Avengers movie: and loved it. Excellent distraction.

Then I decided to try Guardians of the Galaxy: I am Groot.

GotG2: wasn't quite as good as the excellent first one but I still enjoyed it. The first one was a great Sci-Fi action epic while the next didn't sit right with me on some level. Still like it.

I HAVEN'T SEEN ENDGAME NO ONE SPOIL IT FOR ME!!!

The Captain America: Was good could have been better if it was called Major Australia though lol. I then began to understand those Hydra guys which is a great bad guy.

Captain America Civil War: was interesting because it pitted them against each other but the reason for the Civil War seemed odd. I mean sure they destroyed a lot of stuff and lots of people died but the fault was with the aliens not them. Well maybe Tony Stark for making that Ultron thing. They are super heroes! It's not Marvel: Bureaucracy!
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#14163566 Jun 14, 2019 at 06:28 PM
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Have you seen the movie, "Ender's Game"? It stars Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley has a decent part in it. I read the book back in my early 20's when I was in the Army while on an overseas flight and thought is was outrageously great. It is one of those that I have watched many times, hopefully others will/do like it also.


If you are just getting to the super hero movies or want a binge watch (don't know if you have Netflix) but there are some decent secondary Marvel hero series that aren't too bad. Luke Cage, Iron Fist & others. I loved the Venom movie due to the mirth enveloped into it. Black Panther was pretty good, and the Andrew Garfield SpiderMan (1st) movie smoked Toby McGuire IMO, the second one, not so much, didn't like what they did with Electro, disappointing, but again, I am old and like the OLD version of things since it was what I grew up with.


I feel all the Thor movies are lacking, he was one of my top three as a kid, and one of the reasons I have long hair today, but they just can't capture that thrill of Thor that I knew as a kid;, and they haven't captured a good Flash yet IMO.

If you love super hero stories, there is a lot out there, and if you are just getting into it, you have a lot to look forward too, cause I can watch just about any EXCEPT Deadpool, can't watch that one, I just want to choke him out myself....ughhhh, how that super a-hole can get on my nerves.


Well, I have rambled on enough about really nothing. Gonna go try out The Division 2 (free this weekend in the US on Xbox) if it has a stand alone and see what I think of it. Been through the pre-amble and just getting to the start of the actual game now, so we shall see.


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#14165963 Jun 21, 2019 at 05:59 AM
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I went and saw Godzilla King of the Monsters the other night, much better than the 2014 movie and actually a good Godzilla movie. There was some nice world building, monster fights and fantastic visuals. The rights are meant to go back to Toho next year from what I have read so Kong v Godzilla could be the last movie in this series which would be shame since there is some quite interesting stuff hinted at in KotM.


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#14167209 Jun 24, 2019 at 05:02 AM
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I don't have Netflix

I remember that you loved the Starship Troopers books and from what I was just reading on IMDB this definitely fits that genre.

Black Panther was great definitely needs a sequel.

The adverts of Deadpool haven't interested me. I would buy a movie if you were strangling him in it though lol.
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#14169679 Jun 30, 2019 at 04:01 PM
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"Stranger Things" Has that one been discussed before on this thread? I found it a few days ago on Netflix, the wife & I binge watched the first two seasons in three nights and wrapped it up last evening. Love it, it is very entertaining and fun, and while I'll be thwarted from binge watching season 3, at least season three opens up Thursday, 4 July 2019. USA Independence Day, and I am pretty sure that the holiday fits into the story line to justify this odd debut night. But, it is Netflix, and once it is posted up, you can watch anytime.


Anyone else get into this one?
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