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  Reply # 1718935 12-Feb-2017 16:53 Send private message quote this post

My 2c re Independence Day-Resurgence.

 

My wife and I watched it about two weeks ago.

 

To be honest, I don't remember anything about it.

 

Which usually means it went in one eye and out the other.

 

 


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  Reply # 1719131 12-Feb-2017 23:06 Send private message quote this post

Pork Pie.

 

Very good - much better than I was expecting. 9/10.






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  Reply # 1719162 13-Feb-2017 04:48 Send private message quote this post

^^^ That Tim Shadbolt gag was funny as hell, eh?


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  Reply # 1719205 13-Feb-2017 08:32 2 people support this post Send private message quote this post

WARNING! If you're under 30 and not a SCI-FI fan, this post is not for you.

 

Also, if you're not an Arthur C. Clarke fan, or worse, don't even know who he is, this post is DEFINITELY not for you.

 

Read on.

 

A.C.C's novel 'Childhood's End', ranks high amongst the greatest science-fiction stories ever written.

 

So when I spotted, online, a 3-part TV movie labeled 'Childhood's End', I couldn't wait to view it.

 

Bad idea. My stomach still hasn't settled down.

 

They say that crummy books often make great movies, while great books often make abysmally bad movies.

 

Unfortunately, so it is with this rendition of 'Childhood's End'. IMHO, it has to be one of the worst movie adaptations of all time.

 

So if you're a fan of Arthur's writing, do yourself a favor and avoid this garbage.

 

But if you're 12 years old, and don't much care what you watch, you'll love it.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1719211 13-Feb-2017 08:45 Send private message quote this post

Watched Arrivals on Saturday Night, What a good movie! Just excellent! Highly Recommended.


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  Reply # 1719236 13-Feb-2017 09:46 Send private message quote this post

geekIT:

 

WARNING! If you're under 30 and not a SCI-FI fan, this post is not for you.

 

Also, if you're not an Arthur C. Clarke fan, or worse, don't even know who he is, this post is DEFINITELY not for you.

 

Read on.

 

A.C.C's novel 'Childhood's End', ranks high amongst the greatest science-fiction stories ever written.

 

So when I spotted, online, a 3-part TV movie labeled 'Childhood's End', I couldn't wait to view it.

 

Bad idea. My stomach still hasn't settled down.

 

They say that crummy books often make great movies, while great books often make abysmally bad movies.

 

Unfortunately, so it is with this rendition of 'Childhood's End'. IMHO, it has to be one of the worst movie adaptations of all time.

 

So if you're a fan of Arthur's writing, do yourself a favor and avoid this garbage.

 

But if you're 12 years old, and don't much care what you watch, you'll love it.

 

 

I haven't read the book, but I watched this several months ago.

 

I thought it was pretty average. It had the bones of a good story, but had a very 90's made-for-TV vibe.


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  Reply # 1719264 13-Feb-2017 10:40 Send private message quote this post

DarthKermit:

 

^^^ That Tim Shadbolt gag was funny as hell, eh?

 

 

 

 

Maybe. Who's Tim Shadbolt?






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  Reply # 1719329 13-Feb-2017 12:26 Send private message quote this post

The man with no eyes.



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  Reply # 1719355 13-Feb-2017 13:20 Send private message quote this post

Watched The Autopsy of Jane Doe on Saturday night.  Pretty cool premise, not badly executed but could have been better.  Has a really good cast - Brian Cox is always great and he lent a real air of credibility to the film as the crotchety old coroner working with his younger, more easy going son (Emile Hirsh - also a good actor - check out Alpha Dog if you haven't already!).  

 

It was fairly predictable but I do enjoy films that only have 2 or 3 characters at most, which means you're relying on dialogue and setting to convey the story.  I recommend watching it if you like scary films.  The tropes are a bit recycled but it's worth a look.


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  Reply # 1719432 13-Feb-2017 14:45 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Moana (I have kids).  Loved it.





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  Reply # 1720803 15-Feb-2017 19:16 Send private message quote this post

arrival.

 

dumb.

 

not hopeful for bladerunner 2049


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  Reply # 1721067 16-Feb-2017 10:53 Send private message quote this post

Arrival is brilliant.

 

But definitely not for those who either need a plot to be spelled out, or whose concentration wanders without continuous flashing lights, explosions and car chases.

 

Which probably includes almost everyone under the age of 30.


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  Reply # 1721743 17-Feb-2017 11:59 Send private message quote this post

Doctor Strange (You should have liked "Inception" too)

 

 

 

First half very interesting and then it just ended quite quickly.

 

Still, It was enjoyable 7.5/10.


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Reply # 1721782 17-Feb-2017 12:37 Send private message quote this post

geekIT:

 

Arrival is brilliant.

 

But definitely not for those who either need a plot to be spelled out, or whose concentration wanders without continuous flashing lights, explosions and car chases.

 

Which probably includes almost everyone under the age of 30.

 

 

 

 

I'm under 30 undecided


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  Reply # 1721791 17-Feb-2017 12:44 Send private message quote this post

MikeAqua:

 

Moana (I have kids).  Loved it.

 

 

Get the soundtrack, it's awesome too. As per my review, try getting "you're welcome" out of your head in the coming few months.


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