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Re: What are you lookin' at?! Right now...

Post by Dalty » January 3rd, 2017, 1:22 pm

Street Fighter (1994) - it really is awful. Mrs Dalty is enjoying it.

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » January 3rd, 2017, 4:08 pm

Is that how you know it's awful?

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Post by Dalty » January 3rd, 2017, 4:22 pm

It's usually a pretty good guide.

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Post by neglet » January 3rd, 2017, 10:00 pm

Ah, the Hiddlesbum. I've heard it's epic. Eagerly awaiting its revelation.

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Post by neglet » January 3rd, 2017, 10:12 pm

Oh, saw "La La Land" the other day. I loved it; the spousal unit said it wasn't really his cup of tea. While reminiscent of and a tribute to old-time Hollywood musicals, it has more of a modern sensibility, both in the the less frequent musical numbers (which serve to punctuate emotional peaks/valleys) and in the romance, which is more realistic in its development. I also felt it really stressed the nature of the creative persona and the kind of sacrifices it requires--another reason I really liked it and TSU was not as enthusiastic.

Beautiful design, enjoyable musical numbers--Gosling and Stone are passable singers/dancers, but their acting more than compensates--and nostalgic without being sappy. I consider it a feel-good musical: nothing super deep or painful--although at one point I was struggling to suppress some audible sobs--just a lovely romance between two artists.

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Post by Dalty » January 4th, 2017, 5:24 am

So...... genuine question. Gosling, a good actor? All I ever see of him is strange, unblinking puppy-dog eyes and slightly stoned delivery?

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Post by Mango » January 4th, 2017, 2:02 pm

I really liked him in "The Nice Guys"

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Post by neglet » January 4th, 2017, 8:23 pm

Dalty wrote:So...... genuine question. Gosling, a good actor? All I ever see of him is strange, unblinking puppy-dog eyes and slightly stoned delivery?
He certainly has the charisma to be a star, and I think he has a subtlety you find in good actors. I'm not sure this was the most challenging role, but he was really believable in it, and appealing, which is what you want in this kind of role.

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Post by Adam54 » January 5th, 2017, 2:25 pm

Dalty wrote:So...... genuine question. Gosling, a good actor? All I ever see of him is strange, unblinking puppy-dog eyes and slightly stoned delivery?
Funny you bring this up. I was on the phone with the buddy the other night and we started talking about Gosling and couldn't think of an actor with a higher batting average in terms of taking roles in critically acclaimed movies. His performances in them aside, has anyone in the past decade or two had more luck picking critical successes than him?

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Post by Adam54 » January 5th, 2017, 2:26 pm

Also, I'm quite eager to see La La Land.

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Post by Dalty » January 7th, 2017, 3:45 pm

Patriot Games - still bloody great.

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Post by Dalty » January 11th, 2017, 2:30 pm

BBC sketch show "Revolting" seems to be giving Guardian readers attacks of the vapours.


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Post by Adam54 » January 12th, 2017, 11:30 am

We watched Sing Street last night and loved it. Such a fun, heartwarming movie.

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Post by Mal Shot First » January 13th, 2017, 8:56 pm

Dalty wrote:BBC sketch show "Revolting" seems to be giving Guardian readers attacks of the vapours.
Ah, it's the Mad TV brand of comedy: trying way too hard and failing.

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Post by Dalty » January 15th, 2017, 5:26 am

Superman III is on TV and it's much better than I remembered.

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Post by Dalty » January 23rd, 2017, 12:59 pm

The 1985 Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone "King Soloman's Mines"

Did the tag line on the poster for this read "From Somebody at Canon Who Saw Indiana Jones and Wanted To Make a Quick Buck" ???

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » January 23rd, 2017, 9:28 pm

It follows two major trends followed by most of (maybe all of) the adaptations before and since: (1) it makes Quatermain much younger than he was in the source material, and (2) it drops a young, wholly-absent-from-the-source-material female into the narrative.

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Post by Dalty » January 24th, 2017, 7:49 am

And has Salah from Raiders and Crusade moonlighting!

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Post by Mouse » January 25th, 2017, 11:08 pm

Adam54 wrote:We watched Sing Street last night and loved it. Such a fun, heartwarming movie.

i thought it was super beautiful and had really fun music.

i'm watching steven universe right now. it's great

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Post by Dalty » January 26th, 2017, 2:11 pm

Watching "We Were Soldiers" with Mrs Dalty who is Vietnamese. Woah! Coming from Saigon / HCMC as she does I was unprepared for the sheer level of hatred they still harbour for the North Vietnamese!

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Post by Space Tycoon » January 28th, 2017, 5:01 pm

Next make her watch Platoon and see how that works out!

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Post by neglet » January 28th, 2017, 10:10 pm

"A Series of Unfortunate Events"--really nails the tone of the books, and it's really well cast. Plus the design is terrific. Fun little show.

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Post by omicron » January 30th, 2017, 8:21 pm

I finally got around to watching Deadpool. Seriously, I think I've had the DVD from NetFlix for like a year. it was pretty good, had some laughs, but since I stopped reading comics in the 80s/90s, I never got into the whole Deadpool thing so I didn't have much emotional investment into it.

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Post by Dalty » January 31st, 2017, 1:22 pm

The Fourth Protocol

Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan. It's pretty cool.

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Post by Dalty » January 31st, 2017, 1:22 pm

Kingdom Of Heaven.

It's been years so thought I would give it a go.

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