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El Geet

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  1. I don’t really understand the criticism. A more ‘satisfying’ ending would have made it a much lesser film IMO. As it is is far more thought provoking.
  2. I must have missed the explanation. It doesn’t quite grip my attention enough that my phone doesn’t occasionally win the battle.
  3. I think it’s what you’ve said in the spoiler.
  4. I know it’s just a bit of fun and have been enjoying this etc. but am I missing something on the time travel or is it just not very well thought out? In the latest episode Moretz is in her peripheral in the future but needs to nip back to her time line urgently and says, “I’ll be back in an hour.”
  5. I felt it was overrated but it’s not that bad. Tries to do something different at least.
  6. I watched The Departed for first time in ages last weekend and I was really disappointed. I’m sure I really liked it when I first saw it but I saw it as low tier Scorsese this time. DiCaprio is good as ever and Damon is nicely punchable but the rest of the cast are average. Wahlberg thought he was in a comedy I reckon. Even Nicholson aside from a few flashes of brilliance was disappointing overall.
  7. I absolutely loved Moonlighting. My parents would let me sneak down to watch if my younger brother was asleep. The fucker would deliberately stay awake. Keen to see if it lives up to the nostalgia. @ZOK where did your set go from there? I now remember your love for Yacht Rock so this fits nicely.
  8. The Stranger (Netflix) Incredibly atmospheric, tense and brilliantly acted Australian thriller. Knew nothing about it going in and I thought it was a really original take on a story. The use of sound and the way the story is told was pretty ingenious. The sound in particular was fantastic. It added a real tension to the film - I don’t think I’ve ever come across such a creative use of a soundtrack before. It’s a powerful and visceral watch without an iota of onscreen physical violence. Loved it. 4.5/5
  9. Basically exactly that. The review I posted above is well worth a read. It’s absolutely savage.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Yeah so that was one of the rare exceptions in my book!
  23. 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.
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