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#405

i’ve been enjoying the cerebral works of Sir Granitus Dwayne Johnson :face_with_monocle:

tbh i didn’t expect to be able to sit through the entirety of Skyscraper, but it did a fine job for a novel mindless action movie
Rampage i found myself to enjoy quite a bit, (a lot more than pacific rim 2), even able to forgive, and not be the usual annoyed by, the cliche or stupidity of X character/baddie. +bonus points for what happens to Malin Åkerman :+1:
Tooth Fairy and Central Intelligence had me chuckle a fair bit
somehow i didn’t get the headache i anticipated watching some of these, in fact the one i actually had subsided (suppose the movies helped to just switch my brain “off”) :smile:
and then i’ve watched Moana for the… i don’t know :thinking:, slightly embarrassingly umpteenth time ? :blush:, its only crime is a shameful underuse of Pua, even if the rooster makes up for it a little


#406

Fairly on topic, I guess?, I’m looking for some help, I’ve just watched the “Into the Woods” movie, and in the prologue, one of the characters says a line that I can find out what is referencing.

Spoiler but not really?

At the start of the movie the witch mentions being struck by lightning when the curse befalls her, but then she goes and tells: "but that's another story".

I cannot for the life of me remember any story that fits that description, does anybody knows what story she is referring too? or is just another invention for the story like the Baker family is?


#407

“but that’s another story” is also a general expression meaning it would be too long to explain right at that time or that u don’t want to go into details, ofc im not saying that’s what it is here, as i don’t rly have any context, but it could be

basically, it might be referring to something which the viewer is not supposed to be familiar with


#408

I want to assume so, but given how this movie is prone to have the viewer some knowledge in the stories it depicts is hard for me to think is just that, but it might just be it :thinking:


#409

Sadly I am one of those people. At season 5 the show just kind of seemed flawed and cheesy. I watch enough film theory to find flaws and loop holes in the show.
Plus the plot started to get a little generic and predictable.
I don’t mean to trash the show, it’s probably good, but compared to the other seasons it’s not the best :confused:

I have been considering trying it out again but I probably wont


#410

Reading: Text books.

Watching: Movie wise I recently picked up a lot of digital movies because my grandfather had a lot of codes lying around, last one I watched as of writing this was “The Commuter” starring Liam Neeson, next is “Dream House” starting Daniel Craig.

Listening: Various kinds of power metal.


#411

Heck, I’m going to give Flash season 5 a go. I like Barry/The Flash a lot more than Arrow, and I’m less irked by Iris than a lot of people. I’m even half tempted to give Supergirl a try!

Working through Season 2 of Quantico makes me realise this is truly trashy TV - there’s no chance CIA/FBI training is anything at all like the setup they have, and but for the characters I’d have ditched it. But it’s watchable whilst it’s on and I like Russell Tovey’s character so I’m pressing on.

Sicario: Day of the Soldado was an entertaining watch…not sure if it was as good as the first, but Brolin and Del Toro were good on screen and the story ran along at a fair clip. The ending was a tad annoying with the set up for a third film…which may never materialise.

And Racing the Beam is proving somewhat of a tough read for someone of a limited technical background.


#412

I still need to watch that movie, a coworker reminded me that it was a thing the other day. A dumb movie based on a dumb game is right up my alley. And if it really is better than Pacific Rim 2 then it must be alright.


#413

OOOOOOOH, what textbooks??? Anything in my neck of the woods?


#414

to be fair, i also thoroughly disliked pacific rim 2 :smile:
so Rampage didn’t really have to do “much” to be better, but it was surprisingly enjoyable for “monster”/big beastie flic, even if there, once again(srs Hollywood comn), wasn’t as much screen time for the big pets as one might would have liked. But overall i ended up liking the movie, to my surprise


#415

I thought Pacific Rim 2 was alright, I came in expecting less. But it was missing a lot of what made the first movie great like how slow and really massive the mechs felt.


#416

Temper those expectations though…Rampage was a pretty mindless timekiller, and even though I’m not really a fan of his, I don’t think that without the charisma of Johnson it would have been nearly as tolerable. Although I enjoyed it more than the film I just watched - Slice - the tale of a werewolf, a pizza parlour, ghosts, witches and a hellgate. Sounded good…it wasn’t really. Not dreadful, just “meh”.


#417

Communication stuff mostly, “Between Cultures”, and “Writing for the Mass Media”.


#418

Oh I usually go in with less than zero expectations nowadays. I much prefer a slight positive surprise than the disappointment you often get with sequels and whatnot.
I tend to be a fan of those “mindless timekillers” though so I might still like it.


#419

Was listening to Podquisition and on a whim decided to actually take a look at the contact links that accompany podcast guests, and…this God of War based song is great!


#420

Finally sitting down to watch The Dragon Prince on Netflix and hoping it is good. I’m only a few minutes into it so I can only say so far it looks like it is running at 15-20fps, and it is making me a little sick to my stomach. Maybe it is an early season thing…if not ugh. Oh, and that the CGI is not anything awe inspiring or good (like Troll Hunters or something) but it IS very pretty and nothing really low cartoonish and something you see on early morning Nick for little kids. It is kind of like an art book, or a comic book, made into a show.

Before this though, I watched the trailer for the Netflix Sabrina show (it surprising looks really good). I’m hoping they lean FAR away from the lame teen garbage of Riverdale (you know, the typical CW stuff for drama that somehow The 100 managed to escape) because if they do this could be absolutely incredible. A dark reboot of Sabrina following the cultish comics…I’m very excited!

If you want to see the trailer, I’ll include it in a spoiler tag for you. :slight_smile:

Summary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab_rXrgk5R4

(Also, She-Ra trailer. It will probably be that lame childish show that you know it will be but maybe it won’t…)

EDIT

Oh my, did they just… :laughing: The Dragon Prince just

Summary

Really there’s spoilers be warned

Summary

QUOTED A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones

“Winter is coming…eventually”. :laughing: :joy:


#421

I concluded The Dragon Prince. I liked it a lot. It runs poorly though, and I have no idea if that was a conscious decision of theirs to make it run like it is on a super outdated PC, but regardless of that, it reminded me of early Avatar: The Last Airbender, and I very much enjoyed it. The first episode was a bit slow and felt a bit kidish with its humor, but then again I felt the same way for S1EP1 for Avatar too, and I fell in love with that series soon after, so I know not to judge off the first episode or a few minutes of it.

I give it a 4.5/5. I’m not giving it a 5/5 because it didn’t feel like a full season, which sometimes is a problem with Netflix shows. Here’s hoping Netflix graces them with a chance to show their potential. I can see this show becoming huge.

Oh yea…

and uh

Avatar: The Last Airbender is getting a show on Netflix. Live action.

Now I’m going to get back to my Viking Language 1 with some Spotify. :slight_smile:


#422

I saw this topic popping up a lot of times, but I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to put that info out there. So, here is my addition to it, without telling why:

  • Doctor Who
  • Star Whatever (Wars, Trek, Gate & so on)
  • X-Files
  • Wikipedia
  • Cooking Shows

EDIT: I also like comedy.


#423

Having loved Avatar and Korra, this is definitely on my “to watch” list. Glad it turned out to be pretty good.

Watched Netflix’s The Angel last night which told the true story of Ashraf Marwan, who was special adviser and confidant to his President Anwar Sadat, while simultaneously working for Israeli Intelligence’s Mossad. It was pretty ok, certainly educational, but it whizzed past so quickly it’d have been better as a mini series.


#424

EDIT (oops, replied to and quoted. My bad. This site’s functions still confuse me sometimes. :cold_sweat:)

Awesome list!

I love Doctor Who! And the X-Files! And Star Trek! And Star Wars! I’ve been meaning to sit down and rewatch some Doctor Who, but my DVDs are so horrendous in quality it is off putting. lol

I liked it a lot and I’m glad others felt it resembled Avatar too, because it really did feel like original Avatar with the wholesome down to earth gentle humor, where as Korra felt like a grown up version of Avatar. Not so much as its “gritty” but Korra did venture more toward darker, mature themes. I mean I can’t say enough good things about the Kuvira arc of course but I think they forgot their roots a bit with Korra.

If you end up watching it, I’d definitely like to know what you think about it. :+1:

Anyways…

I watched the Bourne Ultimatum on Netflix. As a pretty big fan of the original, the new one with the guy who played Hawkeye from the Marvel movies really annoyed me. I thought it was absolutely terrible and cheesy, and the action scenes were horrible and unbelievable, and that’s not even counting the bad acting.

Next up…LAST HOPE on Netflix (hoping it is good) and then I’m going to continue catching up on Black Clover (anime).