Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 213 | 214 | 215 | 216 | 217 | 218 | 219 | 220 | 221 | 222 | 223 | 224 | 225 | 226 | 227 | 228 | 229 | 230 | 231 | 232 | 233 | ... | 283
21042 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1834283 31-Jul-2017 13:04
Send private message quote this post

dafman:

 

Baby Driver.

 

Brilliantly choreographed and edited to within an inch of its life. So good, I want to see it again.

 

 

 

 

Interesting, it got panned by critics. Might go and see it, not sure when I have time!

 

 


8150 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1834284 31-Jul-2017 13:05
Send private message quote this post

Saw The Lost City of Z  Amazon.   Not really my sort of movie but gave it a 6 out of 10 .   Was well filmed and good actors but the story a little disjointed in places.

 

and Stasis  Netflix.   Concept was good but the execution could have been better  3 out of 10





Regards,

Old3eyes


 
 
 
 


Stu

Hammered
5285 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1834285 31-Jul-2017 13:05
Send private message quote this post

networkn:

 

Split - John McEvoy 8/10 very engrossing, but then I like these sort of movies. Was kept wondering till the but still didn't really understand the bit about the Uncle, father, clothing, scars thing. 

 

 

You mean James?





Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size


21042 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1834286 31-Jul-2017 13:06
Send private message quote this post

Stu:

 

networkn:

 

Split - John McEvoy 8/10 very engrossing, but then I like these sort of movies. Was kept wondering till the but still didn't really understand the bit about the Uncle, father, clothing, scars thing. 

 

 

You mean James?

 

 

Doh, yup. 

 

 


Fat bottom Trump
10561 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1834300 31-Jul-2017 13:17
Send private message quote this post

networkn:

 

 

 

I think if you are going into this level of detail on a super hero movie by Marvel, you are probably wanting a different genre. 

 

I don't disagree with your points, but I think a certain level of leaving reality at the door is required. 

 

 

 

 

Not Marvel. She came from DC, and their characterisations were always the worst kind of two-dimensional cardboard. I always thought WW was exceptionally weak even by their standards, with her invisible plane and golden lasso and other nonsense. Her only redeeming virtue was that she was female in a time when no superheros (or action figures of any other description) were. In that regard she was a real pioneer.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


21042 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1834302 31-Jul-2017 13:23
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

networkn:

 

 

 

I think if you are going into this level of detail on a super hero movie by Marvel, you are probably wanting a different genre. 

 

I don't disagree with your points, but I think a certain level of leaving reality at the door is required. 

 

 

 

 

Not Marvel. She came from DC, and their characterisations were always the worst kind of two-dimensional cardboard. I always thought WW was exceptionally weak even by their standards, with her invisible plane and golden lasso and other nonsense. Her only redeeming virtue was that she was female in a time when no superheros (or action figures of any other description) were. In that regard she was a real pioneer.

 

 

 

 

Wasn't the point I was making as to what franchise she belongs to, it was that if you go to watch something like this, best suspend your grasp on reality so you can enjoy the $20 you spent :) 

 

I had a similar discussion around The Martian with my work mate. If you had an issue with the science of it, you should have known by the fact they were on mars in the first place. 

 

 


Fat bottom Trump
10561 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1834309 31-Jul-2017 13:31
Send private message quote this post

I just saw Boss Baby in a moment of idle boredom. Not a horrible film for its type, but a predictable soppy American ending and even Dreamworks animation can't rival Pixar. 12 year-olds should enjoy the mildly naughty 'adult' humour that even they can get, making them feel very grown up and part of the secret club in the process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


 
 
 
 


4907 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1834314 31-Jul-2017 13:39
Send private message quote this post

Kong: Skull Island on BR over the weekend. I wasn't expecting Citizen Kane, but still. Dumber than a bunch of monkeys throwing poop at each other.


21042 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1834315 31-Jul-2017 13:41
Send private message quote this post

DarthKermit:

 

Kong: Skull Island on BR over the weekend. I wasn't expecting Citizen Kane, but still. Dumber than a bunch of monkeys throwing poop at each other.

 

 

 

 

Same actually, it had some good parts, but largely was worse than the PJ version. Interesting side fact, that was my first HD-DVD movie and the fact you could see blades of grass on the mountains behind the biggest fight scene was quite the revelation!

 

 


Fat bottom Trump
10561 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1834317 31-Jul-2017 13:44
Send private message quote this post

networkn:

 

I had a similar discussion around The Martian with my work mate. If you had an issue with the science of it, you should have known by the fact they were on mars in the first place. 

 

 

Yeah I was also disappointed in the science. They made such a big deal out of using sh¡t for fertiliser, which was okay but what else are you going to use? I thought the best bit was encoding the alphabet with hexadecimal. That was clever and simple, just what you need for survival.





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


Banana?
4824 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1834320 31-Jul-2017 13:50
Send private message quote this post

Saw Dunkirk last weekend. Brilliant, and I'd be happy to see it again (and pay to see it again more to the point).

 

Took me a little while to work out the timelines (even though they put them on screen - The Mole - 1 week etc. I didn't really get that till about halfway through).

 

Sound was awesome, and a couple of times I literally jumped - I don't know if you'd get that at home on Bluray (you would if you had a great system, and had it turned up).

 

Another great thing about it - it wasn't too long - 100ish minutes - just right IMO (too many movies are long for the sake of being long these days).


417 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 1834322 31-Jul-2017 13:53
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

networkn:


I had a similar discussion around The Martian with my work mate. If you had an issue with the science of it, you should have known by the fact they were on mars in the first place. 



Yeah I was also disappointed in the science. They made such a big deal out of using sh¡t for fertiliser, which was okay but what else are you going to use? I thought the best bit was encoding the alphabet with hexadecimal. That was clever and simple, just what you need for survival.



Read the book. It goes into so much more detail in the science. They glossed over it in the movie.

Apparently everything in the book is accurate apart from the storm at the start (which in the light atmosphere would barely rustle up a light breeze) but they didn't some thing to get him stranded.

The book doesn't mention the year it's set in but some bright spark has calculated it out based on a) the time used in traveling and b) they arrived at thanksgiving. All accurate again.



5712 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1834344 31-Jul-2017 14:23
Send private message quote this post

@networkn:

 

 

 

Interesting, it got panned by critics. Might go and see it, not sure when I have time!

 

 

What critics?  Looks overwhelmingly favourable here: http://www.metacritic.com/movie/baby-driver and here: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/baby_driver 


21042 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1834348 31-Jul-2017 14:32
Send private message quote this post

Hmm interesting, that's a bit of a turnaround, early reviews had it averaging 3 something from memory.

 

 


2845 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1834391 31-Jul-2017 15:29
Send private message quote this post

@gehenna:

 

@networkn:

 

 

 

Interesting, it got panned by critics. Might go and see it, not sure when I have time!

 

 

What critics?  Looks overwhelmingly favourable here: http://www.metacritic.com/movie/baby-driver and here: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/baby_driver 

 

 

Yep, 86% metacritic rating after 52 critic reviews looks like it has won them over.


1 | ... | 213 | 214 | 215 | 216 | 217 | 218 | 219 | 220 | 221 | 222 | 223 | 224 | 225 | 226 | 227 | 228 | 229 | 230 | 231 | 232 | 233 | ... | 283
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35


Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24


The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55


Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52


Streaming service Acorn TV launches in New Zealand with selection with British shows
Posted 18-Sep-2019 08:55


Bitcoin.com announces partnership with smartphone manufacturer HTC
Posted 16-Sep-2019 21:30


Finalists Announced for Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 16-Sep-2019 19:37


OPPO Showcases New CameraX Capabilities at Google Developer Days China 2019
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:42


New Zealand PC Market returns to growth
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:24


Home sensor charity director speaks about the preventable death which drives her to push for healthy homes
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:46


Te ao Maori Minecraft world set to inspire Kiwi students
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:43


Research reveals The Power of Games in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:40


Ring Door View Cam now available in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:38


Vodafone NZ to create X Squad
Posted 10-Sep-2019 10:25


Huawei nova 5T to be available 20th September
Posted 5-Sep-2019 11:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.