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 | ... | 240 | 241 | 242 | 243 | 244 | 245 | 246 | 247 | 248 | 249 | 250 | 251 | 252 | 253 | 254 | 255 | 256 | 257 | 258 | 259 | 260 | ... | 304
freitasm
BDFL - Memuneh
68892 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #2029569 5-Jun-2018 08:34
Send private message quote this post

@Geektastic: Solo in Sony 4K with Dolby Atmos in Leicester Square.

Pretty good - better than the last Star Wars film, I thought.

 

 

Agree. Solo is a lot better than The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

 

 





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletcricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Coinbase | TheMarket | My technology disclosure


Tinkerisk
1199 posts

Uber Geek


  #2032693 9-Jun-2018 19:04
Send private message quote this post

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) - 8/10





- ISP1: OneBox FTTH modem, 1/.5G, full DS, VLAN7, VoIP + ipTV streaming flat
- ISP2: LTE USB modem + GL-AR750S, 100/40M data plan (wireless fallback)
- NET: OPNsense CI329, C2960X-48TS, ES-16-XG, 3 GWN7630, 2 Ellipse UPS
- SVR: 9i3C246 32G/24T, 2 H2 16G/500G, N2 4G/4T | remote DS720+ 10G/14T
- USR: DeskMini 9i5, NUC 8i7HVK, Aspire E5, EliteBook 840, Galaxy Tab, 4K TV
- IoT (EU868): openHAB, CCU3, Vantage ISS 6327, LoRaWAN 4 GWs/15 Nodes
- 3D: 2 Ender-3/Pro, 4 Ultimaker 2E+/3/3+/S5, MPCNC, EleksLaser-A3 Pro
- ipPBX: GO-Box, 2 GRP2613, SPA112 (for Fax & W-48, a 1948 Siemens phone)


 
 
 
 


allan
1314 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2032785 9-Jun-2018 23:40
Send private message quote this post

FineWine:

 

Darkest Hour - 9/10 no wonder Gary Oldman won all those Best Actor awards, very much well deserved.

 

Saw it at the movies initially and recently visited the underground bunker (branded "The Churchill War Rooms") when in London on holiday. There was also an exhibition there of Churchill's overall life. What a fascinating man he was and absolutely the right man in the right place at the right time. Watched the movie again on the way back on the plane. Mainly to check out the familiar rooms this time.


freitasm
BDFL - Memuneh
68892 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #2032788 9-Jun-2018 23:58
Send private message quote this post

Pecking Order (Amazon Prime Video rental)

 

A deep look into the competitive world of New Zealand poultry competitions - rivalries, in club competition, drama. Obviously a documentary, but at some points quite funny. 





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletcricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Coinbase | TheMarket | My technology disclosure


Tinkerisk
1199 posts

Uber Geek


  #2032797 10-Jun-2018 01:38
Send private message quote this post

V for Vendetta (2005) - 8/10





- ISP1: OneBox FTTH modem, 1/.5G, full DS, VLAN7, VoIP + ipTV streaming flat
- ISP2: LTE USB modem + GL-AR750S, 100/40M data plan (wireless fallback)
- NET: OPNsense CI329, C2960X-48TS, ES-16-XG, 3 GWN7630, 2 Ellipse UPS
- SVR: 9i3C246 32G/24T, 2 H2 16G/500G, N2 4G/4T | remote DS720+ 10G/14T
- USR: DeskMini 9i5, NUC 8i7HVK, Aspire E5, EliteBook 840, Galaxy Tab, 4K TV
- IoT (EU868): openHAB, CCU3, Vantage ISS 6327, LoRaWAN 4 GWs/15 Nodes
- 3D: 2 Ender-3/Pro, 4 Ultimaker 2E+/3/3+/S5, MPCNC, EleksLaser-A3 Pro
- ipPBX: GO-Box, 2 GRP2613, SPA112 (for Fax & W-48, a 1948 Siemens phone)


SJB

SJB
1615 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2032962 10-Jun-2018 11:53
Send private message quote this post

Winters Bone 7/10

 

A pretty bleak drama set in the Ozark Mountains in the USA starring Jennifer Lawrence as a 17 year old caring for her younger brother and sister and mentally ill mother while living in poverty.

 

The real American Dream for a lot of people.


allan
1314 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2032991 10-Jun-2018 12:53
Send private message quote this post

freitasm:

 

Pecking Order (Amazon Prime Video rental)

 

A deep look into the competitive world of New Zealand poultry competitions - rivalries, in club competition, drama. Obviously a documentary, but at some points quite funny. 

 

The guy from Waitara who was a judge used to be our neighbour when I was a kid. He was into poultry competitions even back then (1960's).


 
 
 
 


Lizard1977
1459 posts

Uber Geek


  #2033544 11-Jun-2018 11:02
Send private message quote this post

I was down in Wellington a couple of weeks back for work, and having an overnight stay away from the kids I decided to make the most of it and saw two films.

 

Deadpool 2 7.5/10

 

I saw this in the Gold Class lounge of Reading Cinemas Courtenay Place.  It was a pretty good experience - comfy chair, nice and secluded (i.e. not crowded by people slupring on drinks and texting on phones), and worth the extra few dollars.

 

The film was okay, but not quite as enjoyable as the first film.  I've been pondering why that is.  Part of it has to do with raised expectations, I guess.  Another part is that it felt a little too serious, too earnest.  The first DP did have a story but it felt mostly like a bunch of guys playing around and having fun.  DP2 felt more like they knew they were being watched, so capped a lot of the riffing that was evident in the first film.  The action was good, not great; the characters were okay, but mostly I felt it was just a little less. I can't really put it any other way.

 

Solo - 8.5/10  

 

After Deadpool 2 and some dinner, I went back in to watch Solo.  My expectations were lower than for DP2 (of the two films I planned to watch, I expected to like DP2 more), so I was pleasantly surprised by Solo.  I'd read some reviews which seemed a bit harsh; I thought it was an entertaining, coherent story, well told.  The balance of humour was about right, and while there were obvious moments of fan service, they weren't so distracting as to ruin the experience.  Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo did a pretty good job. He wisely avoided the temptation to do an impression of Harrison Ford, but was able to capture a lot of the nuances of the character while still bringing his own interpretation to it.  One criticism I read about his character, which I fully agree with, is that he wasn't "scoundrelly" enough.  When he's introduced in A New Hope, he's made out to be a "scoundrel", and that somehow in the course of the film he discovers his "heart of gold."  The criticism, which I think was spot on, is that the Solo we meet is pretty decent - he's in love and determined to do the right thing by his girl, and while he gets involved in a heist, it's in aid of his underlying mission.  I would have liked to see him be more of the "scoundrel" he's painted to be; we know he turns out to be a good guy, so let him be the scoundrel first.  Maybe there'll be a second film where he gets to develop his anti-hero background, but somehow I doubt it - his character is well established now.

 

That notwithstanding, it's still a great film.  I really enjoyed it.  I was surprised that I enjoyed it more than DP2, and also surprised that fans have been quite disparaging.  It's hard to do these prequel films when the fates of the character are already established and well-known, robbing the film of any real mystery.  I think they did a good job in fleshing out the background of Han Solo, whilst also establishing more of the universe in which the films are set.


InSanity
3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #2036044 13-Jun-2018 16:52
Send private message quote this post

I went to watch Solo last Night, After the last star wars movie I actually had no intention fo watching this movie but the friend i went with organised so couldn't really say much. All in all I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would it was just a fun movie!


gzt

gzt
11681 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2036236 13-Jun-2018 22:13
Send private message quote this post

Lizard1977: Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo did a pretty good job. He wisely avoided the temptation to do an impression of Harrison Ford, but was able to capture a lot of the nuances of the character while still bringing his own interpretation to it.  One criticism I read about his character, which I fully agree with, is that he wasn't "scoundrelly" enough.  When he's introduced in A New Hope, he's made out to be a "scoundrel", and that somehow in the course of the film he discovers his "heart of gold."  The criticism, which I think was spot on, is that the Solo we meet is pretty decent - he's in love and determined to do the right thing by his girl, and while he gets involved in a heist, it's in aid of his underlying mission.  I would have liked to see him be more of the "scoundrel" he's painted to be; we know he turns out to be a good guy, so let him be the scoundrel first.  Maybe there'll be a second film where he gets to develop his anti-hero background, but somehow I doubt it - his character is well established now.

I heard in the novels Solo has royal parents of some kind but unknown how he ended up alone in the ghetto. Novels are never cannon in the star wars world so who knows.

My impression in the movie he was a Corelian ghetto kid used to stealing and dealing to get the basics in life but also had some store of humanity and nowhere near as hard nosed and mercenary as Beckett is. Then, in Solo's last scene in the movie with Beckett well, something is different. To me this is very consistent with New Hope.

Paul1977
3443 posts

Uber Geek


  #2046052 29-Jun-2018 14:38
Send private message quote this post

Red Sparrow - Boy was that boring. 3/10

 

Pacific Rim: Uprising - Stupid loud fun. 4/10

 

Tomb Raider - Like watching someone play a video game, complete with cut scenes. 5/10


tdgeek
21530 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2046055 29-Jun-2018 14:43
Send private message quote this post

Geostorm  a solid 7.5. Typical spaghetti western Scifi, but a good story. The usual impossible to stay alive action like all action movies. Enjoyable


dafman
3377 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2046139 29-Jun-2018 17:56
Send private message quote this post

Sicario 2. I rewatched the original the day before in preparation.

 

It's been getting mixed reviews, but I really enjoyed it. Thematically it is very similar to the original, but the action, and body count, is pumped up.

 

Benicio Del Toro is in top form and continues his tour de force from the original.

 

Bring on Sicario 3!


tdgeek
21530 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2046143 29-Jun-2018 18:06
Send private message quote this post

dafman:

 

Sicario 2. I rewatched the original the day before in preparation.

 

It's been getting mixed reviews, but I really enjoyed it. Thematically it is very similar to the original, but the action, and body count, is pumped up.

 

Benicio Del Toro is in top form and continues his tour de force from the original.

 

Bring on Sicario 3!

 

 

Thanks. On the subject of reviews, they are often all over the place. This is the worst movie made this year. I really enjoyed this movie!

 

If it has a story, thats 80% taken care of, IMHO


Geektastic
14855 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2046565 30-Jun-2018 21:22
Send private message quote this post

Jurassic World at the IMAX in Melbourne.

 

Never again. A giant pile of dinosaur poop.






1 | ... | 240 | 241 | 242 | 243 | 244 | 245 | 246 | 247 | 248 | 249 | 250 | 251 | 252 | 253 | 254 | 255 | 256 | 257 | 258 | 259 | 260 | ... | 304
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





News »

Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41


Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55


NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30


Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05


Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34


Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32









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.