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  # 1181921 24-Nov-2014 09:41
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jtbthatsme: I don't see my post as containing spoilers otherwise I would have changed the text colour to white and used a spoiler header

 


How can I do this?

 








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  # 1182027 24-Nov-2014 11:16
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Europa Report.

Unusually, I liked it.

Not my kind of movie, ordinarily, but actually found it strangely compelling.

I'd recommend it, if you like a science-fiction-doco style.





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  # 1182048 24-Nov-2014 11:44
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Interstellar - spectacular. Very long and somewhat drawn out - but I think that built your attachment to the people so you actually gave a crap about them later on. Really enjoyed it. Mixed feelings about the ending. Wife enjoyed it. Also, the robots in this movie were absolutely amazing.

Guardians of the Galaxy - great watch. Watched it same day as Interstellar and was a refreshing change of pace. Funny, cheesy and heavy handed but still great. Benicio del Toro is great, Groot was awesome and the big bad guy was played by the guy from Halt and Catch Fire. Having a "Terran" bringing 90s culture into the sci fi setting is a stroke of genius.



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  # 1182106 24-Nov-2014 13:11
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Paul1977: EDIT: BBCode to change text colour not working, adding bold warnings on spoiler.

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  # 1182976 25-Nov-2014 20:10
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ilovemusic: interstellar - theatrical screening.

wasn't going to see this, as i'm not a big nolan fan, but got a free ticket
this is going to be as polarising as anything he's done.

its full of;
pretty pictures and sound
recycled plot
dodgy science
clunky dialogue
too long !!!
6/10


I'm currently reading (trying to read) "The Science Of Interstellar" by Kip Thorne who is the physicist who consulted on the film. His job was basically to take the directors ideas and find a way to explain it that is theoretically possible, even if it is EXTREMELY unlikely.

SPOILER (highlight to read)
*******BBCODE NOT WORKING SPOILER BELOW********

[color=#E9E8E2] E.g. for the time dilation on Miller's planet to be so extreme, the black hole would have to be spinning at 99.9999999999% of the theoretical maximum speed that known physics would allow.

However, it ill be interesting to see how he explains everything that happens after Cooper crosses the event horizon of the black hole. [/color]

******END SPOILER*******

Some of it is pretty hard to get your head around (for me anyway), but worth a read.

EDIT: BBCode to change text colour not working, adding bold warnings on spoiler.



this will save you a lot of time...

;)

http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2014/nov/05/interstellar-astrophysics-does-space-science-work-out

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  # 1182989 25-Nov-2014 20:44
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wasabi2k: Interstellar - spectacular. Very long and somewhat drawn out - but I think that built your attachment to the people so you actually gave a crap about them later on. Really enjoyed it. Mixed feelings about the ending. Wife enjoyed it. Also, the robots in this movie were absolutely amazing.

Guardians of the Galaxy - great watch. Watched it same day as Interstellar and was a refreshing change of pace. Funny, cheesy and heavy handed but still great. Benicio del Toro is great, Groot was awesome and the big bad guy was played by the guy from Halt and Catch Fire. Having a "Terran" bringing 90s culture into the sci fi setting is a stroke of genius.




I also watched both of these recently. I really liked Interstellar. Shades of 2001, which I also very much like, first the book then the movie. And Guardians was great fun. Chris Pratt(?) was awesome and an unexpectedly great lead.

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  # 1183027 25-Nov-2014 22:16
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Predestination 7/10. An Australian film i have never heard of i will quote the synopsis. 

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now on his final assignment the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. 

Not everyones cup of tea but if you like intelligent  science fiction films  then you may enjoy this, i did.




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  # 1183059 26-Nov-2014 00:02
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Deer Hunter.  Was on Maori TV a few weeks back (only had one ad!)

Loved it.  How have I not seen this film before?  Pretty heavy stuff.

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  # 1183250 26-Nov-2014 12:42
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sxz: Deer Hunter.   Pretty heavy stuff.


One of the finest and heaviest films of its generation...




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  # 1183263 26-Nov-2014 13:06
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Pandorum 6/10.

Average sci-fi horror, marginally better than the trailers suggest.

I watched it on DVD, but I notice the entire movie is available on youtube in HD atm.

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  # 1183925 27-Nov-2014 11:08
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ilovemusic:
Paul1977:
ilovemusic: interstellar - theatrical screening.

wasn't going to see this, as i'm not a big nolan fan, but got a free ticket
this is going to be as polarising as anything he's done.

its full of;
pretty pictures and sound
recycled plot
dodgy science
clunky dialogue
too long !!!
6/10


I'm currently reading (trying to read) "The Science Of Interstellar" by Kip Thorne who is the physicist who consulted on the film. His job was basically to take the directors ideas and find a way to explain it that is theoretically possible, even if it is EXTREMELY unlikely.

SPOILER (highlight to read)
*******BBCODE NOT WORKING SPOILER BELOW********

[color=#E9E8E2] E.g. for the time dilation on Miller's planet to be so extreme, the black hole would have to be spinning at 99.9999999999% of the theoretical maximum speed that known physics would allow.

However, it ill be interesting to see how he explains everything that happens after Cooper crosses the event horizon of the black hole. [/color]

******END SPOILER*******

Some of it is pretty hard to get your head around (for me anyway), but worth a read.

EDIT: BBCode to change text colour not working, adding bold warnings on spoiler.



this will save you a lot of time...

;)

http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2014/nov/05/interstellar-astrophysics-does-space-science-work-out


Articles like this are making logical, but incorrect, assumptions about this fictional star system in the movie. What's interesting in the book is he has anticipated most of these objections because he had them himself whenever the director would say he wanted a particular thing to happen in the movie. He then had to go and a figure out a set of circumstances where it could actually happen.

In order for the physics to work, the star system (particularly the black hole) must have an EXTREMELY unlikely set of properties - unlikely but theoretically not impossible.





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  # 1184071 27-Nov-2014 14:03
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The Iron Lady - 8/10

I've seen hardly any films lately (especially new films in theatres), but yesterday I had the opportunity to catch up on films I had been meaning to see for a while.  So I chose to watch The Iron Lady.

In short, this is a terrific film.  Meryl Streep does an outstanding job as Maggie Thatcher, but the supporting cast are equally brilliant - Jim Broadbent as her husband Denis Thatcher, Iain Glen (from GoT) as her father, Olivia Colman as her daughter Carol, and a bunch of other well-known names popped up - Anthony Head, Nicholas Farrell, John Sessions, Richard E Grant, Roger Allam, the list goes on.  Story-wise it was very good, flicking from present to past and back again, but never feeling confused (largely due to excellent makeup and costuming to keep the chronology straight), and touching on most of the major points of her career.  

If I had one criticism, it would be that too often those events were glossed over without showing how it happened.  For instance, she mulls over running for the leadership of the party, and in the next scene, she is somehow miraculously elected to the leadership.  I concede that she had a very full life, and to dwell on everything in detail would swell the running time to unmanageable proportions, but a bit more detail would have been interesting.  The film makes up for it though by managing to incorporate a strong emotional core into the story, especially for a woman like Thatcher who was very polarising in her politics.  She comes across quite sympathetic, where I imagine many people might only have ever seen a cold-hearted ruthless politician.  The key to this is her relationship with her husband Denis, and the interplay between them is light but sincere.

All up, a great film, well worth watching.

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  # 1190168 7-Dec-2014 17:16
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Interstellar last night in Auckland.

T. E. D. I. O. U. S.

Frankly I was mostly bored and almost left it dragged on - at least 45 minutes of it should have ended up on the Cutting Room floor. Thank the Spaghetti Monster (MYBTBHNA) that PJ wasn't doing it otherwise Interstellar 2, 3, 4 and 5 would still be to come...

And who thought that 4 filing cabinets bolted together with a couple of laptop screens stuck on  the front  would make suitable robots in a world that can build spaceships that fly to Jupiter and beyond?!!

Excellent lens flare though.





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  # 1190169 7-Dec-2014 17:18
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Lizard1977: The Iron Lady - 8/10

I've seen hardly any films lately (especially new films in theatres), but yesterday I had the opportunity to catch up on films I had been meaning to see for a while.  So I chose to watch The Iron Lady.

In short, this is a terrific film.  Meryl Streep does an outstanding job as Maggie Thatcher, but the supporting cast are equally brilliant - Jim Broadbent as her husband Denis Thatcher, Iain Glen (from GoT) as her father, Olivia Colman as her daughter Carol, and a bunch of other well-known names popped up - Anthony Head, Nicholas Farrell, John Sessions, Richard E Grant, Roger Allam, the list goes on.  Story-wise it was very good, flicking from present to past and back again, but never feeling confused (largely due to excellent makeup and costuming to keep the chronology straight), and touching on most of the major points of her career.  

If I had one criticism, it would be that too often those events were glossed over without showing how it happened.  For instance, she mulls over running for the leadership of the party, and in the next scene, she is somehow miraculously elected to the leadership.  I concede that she had a very full life, and to dwell on everything in detail would swell the running time to unmanageable proportions, but a bit more detail would have been interesting.  The film makes up for it though by managing to incorporate a strong emotional core into the story, especially for a woman like Thatcher who was very polarising in her politics.  She comes across quite sympathetic, where I imagine many people might only have ever seen a cold-hearted ruthless politician.  The key to this is her relationship with her husband Denis, and the interplay between them is light but sincere.

All up, a great film, well worth watching.


I met her once. We spoke for only 5 minutes or so, but it was certainly an experience I won't forget.





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  # 1190170 7-Dec-2014 17:23
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gzt:
Paul1977: EDIT: BBCode to change text colour not working, adding bold warnings on spoiler.

Only a small subset is currently supported. See the quick reply box text below for supported codes.


Aren't there forum systems where you can just highlight the text and change the colour like a word processor? Why do we need code?! Seems a bit eccentric in 2014.





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