TTLG|Jukebox|Thief|Bioshock|System Shock|Deus Ex|Mobile
Page 206 of 207 FirstFirst ... 106156161166171176181186191196201202203204205206207 LastLast
Results 5,126 to 5,150 of 5161

Thread: What have you watched lately?

  1. #5126
    Re: the Aliens DC, there was also that scene before Ripley goes off to find Newt and fight the Queen, where Hicks and Ripley share their first names. I always wondered why they cut it out of the theatrical version, it's only about 20 seconds long and it's a nice little dual farewell (Ripley thinks she'll probably die and Hicks never speaks again after that). It's short enough that it doesn't really detract from the action going on around them, IMO.

  2. #5127
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2002
    Location: In the flesh.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sulphur View Post
    Anyway, moving on to something completely diametrically opposed to both, episode 3 of The Last of Us just demonstrated one of the most tender relationships I've seen in a show. I've liked Nick Offerman since Parks & Rec, but I never for a second imagined that he'd be wringing out as emotionally affecting a performance in, well, anything. I would be disappointed if there weren't awards coming down the pipe for this one.
    During the first kiss I was wondering if I could stand to watch the episode but by the end I was trying so hard not to cry that I made it worse. Someone said it was the most effective love story since the beginning of UP and I agree.

  3. #5128
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    That's a good reference point. I'd also thought it was reminiscent of Up's opening, and it didn't need a Michael Giacchino score to stand on its own.

  4. #5129
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2020
    Finally got around to seeing the Troll "trilogy".

    "Troll" is ok, cheesy 1980s low budget horror comedy, ridiculous but a lot of fun.

    "Troll 2" is infamously bad, and it deserves the reputation. It doesn't have any trolls in it, that name was to cash in on the completely unrelated film "Troll". For aficionados of bad movies, it's definitely a must-see film. There's also a documentary about this, "Best Worst Movie", made decades later by the little kid who starred in the movie, and is actually by far the best actor in the thing.

    "Troll 3" is just bad, and not in a notable way. It's also unrelated to either of the first two movies, and had many names (the creepers, the crawlers, contamination .7). It's by far the most boring of the three, and most importantly, unlike the first two movies, it contains no trolls or supernatural creatures of ANY type.

    EDIT: Aaaand I just discovered my Troll 2 journey has not ended, after seeing the 2009 documentary. It turns out a 2020 official sequel to Troll 2 was released, so no I need to track that down and watch it.
    Last edited by Cipheron; 3rd Feb 2023 at 04:39.

  5. #5130
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Lost in the BSP...
    Anyone mention Nobody, with Bob Odenkirk and Christopher Lloyd in it? Loved that movie. One of the best I've seen in a while. Some of the scenes in it were a tad forced at times, but I still loved it.

  6. #5131
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Quote Originally Posted by Sulphur View Post
    TLOU E3
    Hard agree. One of the best TV moments I've experienced in a very long time.
    Genuinely moving for all the right reasons.

  7. #5132
    Quote Originally Posted by Hit Deity View Post
    Anyone mention Nobody, with Bob Odenkirk and Christopher Lloyd in it? Loved that movie. One of the best I've seen in a while. Some of the scenes in it were a tad forced at times, but I still loved it.
    It's on my list (I actually bookmarked it last week on Prime when I saw it was available there), but I just started a Babylon 5 marathon. When I finish I'll probably check it off my backlog.

  8. #5133
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Maupertuis
    Quote Originally Posted by Cipheron View Post
    Yeah, the Aliens' directors cut adds in some footage of the colonists at the start, filling you in on what happened to them. I felt this part *really* detracted from the movie because the viewer loses the suspense of discovering that backstory for themselves, along with the main characters. However other than that I didn't really shot for shot compare the two versions so I'm not 100% sure what else he added in there.
    Are there many good examples of the director's cut improving the movie? All the examples that spring to mind (Blade Runner prominently) have director's cuts that damage the pacing, and sometimes the mood/themes, of the theatrical cut.

  9. #5134
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: Netherlands
    Ridley Scottís Kingdom of Heaven directorís cut is so much better than the theatrical cut that itís almost a different movie.

  10. #5135
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2020
    I just watched "Freaky" from 2020. Freaky Friday meets horror.

  11. #5136
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Decided to watch all the Rocky movies, for some reason.

    Rocky - thought I'd seen this before but in retrospect I've only caught bits n pieces on TV. Great movie, full of great charcter moments.
    Rocky II - follows on from the original in a very organic way and without overdoing it.
    Rocky III - Mr. T is great as the hungry up n commer Clubber Lang. Besides him tho, eh, I dunno. It's a decent movie but kinda forgettable.
    Rocky IV - if this series ever "jumps the shark" it's when Rocky gives Paulie a friggin ROBOT for his birthday. This movie is really over the top and the running time consists of probably 30% montages. It's fun, but also pretty silly and jarring next to the rest of the series.
    Rocky V - Rocky's lawyer runs off with all his money, putting him back in the slums of Philly. The doctors say his head got so banged up by Ivan Drago that he can't fight any more. This is truly Rocky at rock botttom. The relationship he forms with young upstart Tommy Gunn is captivating. I'd heard this was the weakest entry in the Rocky saga, but gotta say I liked it a lot!
    Rocky Balboa - the whole premise of Rocky making a comeback at 60 is pretty far-fetched, but somehow the movie sells it. This remarkably feels very consistent with the earlier movies despite the huge timeleap.

    My ranking of the series would be something like: Rocky > Rocky II > Rocky Balboa > Rocky III > Rocky V > Rocky IV

    edit: BONUS CONTENT:
    Last edited by henke; 16th Feb 2023 at 04:30.

  12. #5137
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    Have you seen Creed, which is basically a continuation of the Rocky films? I really enjoyed the first of these; Creed 2 was okay, but by no means a must-see.

  13. #5138
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Yeah, actually watched it again recently. It's really good! Barely remember Creed 2, thinking about giving it a rewatch.

  14. #5139
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: The other Derry
    You're a masochist henke.

  15. #5140
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    Incorrect, he's a sadist. (Why yes I did in fact play Stilt Fella. Poorly.)

  16. #5141
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: The other Derry
    I never did get the hang of Stilt Fella. A Good One was zero learning curve though.
    Last edited by heywood; 16th Feb 2023 at 12:49.

  17. #5142
    New Member
    Registered: Dec 2013
    Just watched Split last weekend and it was pretty good overall, some twists/reveals I could see coming but overall enjoyable. Also watched episode 3 of TLOU and hit me in the heart real good But also heartwarming and probably my fav episode so far.

  18. #5143
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: Netherlands

    What have you watched lately?

    Iím really connecting with the Disney+ limited series Fleishman Is In Trouble. Itís the perfect 40-something single person rethinking his life choices type of show. The second-to-last episode puts a different perspective on things and is heartbreaking to watch. I have one more episode to go and havenít engaged with something this strongly in a while, not even The Last Of Us.

    Also, if you have Disney+, I also recommend The Bear. Fast, gripping show about a restaurant kitchen. Abbott Elementary is also okay, cute and charming but not grabbing me as much as the critics and general audiences, itís getting great reviews and all kinds of awards. Maybe if you have kids or have experience with the underfunded American school systems youíll like this better than I do.
    Last edited by Harvester; 2nd Mar 2023 at 17:11.

  19. #5144
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2002
    Location: In the flesh.
    Well shit. I guess I'll have to get Disney again. I quit it because I just didn't see much that appealed to me. Anything more engaging than The Last of Us has to be good. The latest episode had me tearing up again. I love a good apocalyptic fight to the death over someone you care for. Unfortunately I've been having zombie and dinosaur fighting dreams again. At least I got a machete last time.

  20. #5145
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: Netherlands
    Well, I don't think Fleishman Is In Trouble is necessarily better than The Last Of Us, but the reason it speaks to me strongly it's that it deals with themes that are relevant to me at this point in my life. The main characters are my age, rethinking their life decisions, struggling with their careers, relationships, trying to move on when they're single, their mental health, thinking about what's important in their lives, what they're living for, etc. That's exactly what's also going on in my life right now and that's why it's so engaging to me. To most other people, especially men, Last of Us will be more engaging. Maybe watch a trailer first before committing to a Disney+ subscription.

    If you do get Disney+, I recommend also watching The Bear, I think it might be up your alley.
    Last edited by Harvester; 6th Mar 2023 at 03:22.

  21. #5146
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: Netherlands
    I watched a trailer for Yellowjackets S2 and can't wait for it! I just read a synopsis of S1 on Wikipedia to refresh my memory, but I'm thinking of giving the whole season a re-watch, something I rarely do but I liked S1 that much. I'll see if I get around to it.

  22. #5147
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    Yeah, I enjoyed Yellowjackets too. Great cast, and they pull off the blend of Lost, the 1993 film Alive and a more horror-inflected Lord of the Flies well. I hope they've got an overall idea of what they want to do with the plot, because I could imagine this being ruined by them continuing it past the point where there's much story to tell.

  23. #5148
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2000
    Location: lost at sea
    Since Tom Sizemore died I rewatched Heat, and then Red. Red is SO good. Honestly one of my favorite movies/books of all time. Any other fans?

  24. #5149
    I was confused because I didn’t remember Sizemore being in RED the Bruce Willis movie, but then I checked and it’s a different movie called “Red” lowercase.

    Heat is, of course, phenomenal.

  25. #5150
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2000
    Location: lost at sea
    Ha, I don't think it's in lowercase? But yeah, and Brian Cox is in both! He was in 2 movies called Red in 2008.

Page 206 of 207 FirstFirst ... 106156161166171176181186191196201202203204205206207 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •