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  • eddiebaby
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    Seen all three. Free Solo is the heart stopper in terms of the action for me, his story is interesting and it will be facsinating to see where it goes.
    Dawn Wall was simply epic because of the story. Caldwell comes across as an amazing bloke.
    As said Valley Uprising is a good film and in many ways I wish I’d seen it first.

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    If you haven’t seen it already Valley Uprising is also very good

    Excellent. Will check it out.

    johnx2
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    Valley Uprising is excellent (the secret crashed plane full of marijuana!)
    Yosemite
    John Long, above in VU days narrates Dawn Wall

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Triple Frontier was watchable and entertaining, if forgettable and generic.

    And did I mention Brooklyn Nine Nine season five is on there now? Toit!

    fasthaggis
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    Triple Frontier was watchable and entertaining, if forgettable and generic.

    Aye,it was.
    Shame they didn’t put a bit more effort in to the story.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Yeah I liked how the plot didn’t quite go where clichés would dictate, but it did feel a bit under-developed and broad strokes.

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    Awesome ST3 trailer. Great use of The Who – last seen in that Spike Lee film Summer of Sam.

    darthpunk
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    Started on After Life last night, I was avoiding it because Derek made me cry more than once. Say what you like about Gervais, but he can write comedy.

    Kuco
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    Just finished Love Death + Robots. Really good a couple of them were a bit so so but most were decent. Loved the first one Sonnie’s Edge.

    rmacattack
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    Miami showband massacre. A must see for those that didn’t know what was happening in the north between security forces and loyalists.

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    Love Death + Robots was surprisingly good even if the Alastair Reynolds stories were bit too condensed. Maybe someone could make his Merlin stories work on big screen.

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    Planning on watching The Dirt tonight. If you’ve read the book (and if you haven’t, you really should!) there are a few things spring to mind which you really wouldn’t want to put on film. Or be allowed too.

    Drug-crazed debauchery taken to truly epic levels. Yay! 😃

    submarined
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    Thanks to this thread I’m on After Life.
    I’m not a big Gervais fan in general, but bloody hell, this is brilliant.

    mikey74
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    Yeah, Dawn Wall is an amazing doc. I need to watch more of that type of stuff.

    shinton
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    I’ll probably get slaughtered for this but I really enjoyed The Foreigner. It’s a revenge movie between Jackie Chan and Gerry Adams (Pierce Brosnan) and if you can get the past the political mistakes it’s a good romp.

    I thought Hardy Bucks was great no it’s not cerebral but it’s very very funny. Give it a try after a couple of pints.

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    I’m not a big Gervais fan in general, but bloody hell, this is brilliant.

    Does it get better after episode 1? Lots of swearing, Gervais being Gervais. Meh.

    bombjack
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    If anything I thought the dirt was a little too cheerful. Fine as a series of skits (you could see the Jeff Tremaine Jackass influence) but could have been an awesome mini series if they’d just followed the chapters of the book. Yes it was full of drugs / boobs / booze, but I dont think it got across just what di-k heads Motley Crue really were both to other people and themselves, how few **** were really given, and hence why they were SO big.
    Loved the day in the life of Tommy Lee section, thought MGK was spot on in his portrayal of a hyper active wide eyed kid who somehow made it big. Good for a Friday night with the boys and beers movie, but should have been longer (and not screwed with the timeline quite so much).

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    dirt is on my list….not before guardians of the galaxy 2 though!

    schrickvr6
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    I’m only two episodes in but the second series of The OA is really bloody good.

    hols2
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    Does it get better after episode 1? Lots of swearing, Gervais being Gervais. Meh.

    I didn’t make it to the end of E1. Not Gervais at his best.

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    Watched Triple Frontier last night, it was ok but seemed to be a hurried finish with quite few loose ends.

    Enjoying season 1 of the O A

    +1 for Dawn Wall

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Gervais being Gervais

    Never seen him doing a character like this before. Brilliant series, shame there’s only 7 eps.
    And the last one gets a bit

    Spoiler:
    soppy
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    Watched the F1 doc series this week. Not been into F1 myself since the early 1990s but it was quite gripping (pun intended).

    WillH
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    Dawn Wall was great. I have no interest in climbing, only watched it based on recommendations from this thread, but it’s quite powerful. I vaguely recall the news when they got back from Kyrgyzstan, but hadn’t linked him to this movie.

    After Life was good. A few laughs, a few moments when the room got unexpectedly dusty… Gervais is a bit Marmite in terms of his comedy, but he certainly understands pathos. I enjoyed The Office, I still think the Tim and Dawn storyline is one of the greatest ever love stories! Second only to Ted and Ralph. After Life is no Derek though, that had me properly crying in places, and laughing through the tears.

    Have just watched the first two episodes of The O A. Weird but intriguing, looking forward to seeing where it goes*.

    Love, Death + Robots… Watched the first one, loved the visuals. Loved the story, too, except. Dunno. Second one was dull, only watched the first third then skipped it. Third one was visually stunning, the mix of photo-realism with anime highlights is really effective. Wondering if they used motion-capture, some of the movement is so life-like.

    But why is the lead (female) essentially naked for most of it? It’s a great storyline as it is, between that and the superb visuals there’s more than enough entertainment. The nudity adds nothing to the whole thing (sweet baby Jeebus I’m sounding old here!). Don’t get me wrong, I was a teenager in the late 90’s, I put the nascent web to good use researching certain types of Japanese culture 🤫, but everyone’s got to grow up at some point. Except the creators of Love, Death + Robots, apparently. Here’s a chance to get something new into the mainstream. Proper thought-provoking, conversation-inducing stories, animation for grown-ups, sublime animation. And tits for no apparent reason. I’ll probably watch the rest at some point but hopes are low at the moment.

    *Hello to Jason Isaacs.

    ChunkyMTB
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    Watched Murder Mountain. Thought it was good.

    wordnumb
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    WillH sed> And tits for no apparent reason. I’ll probably watch the rest at some point but hopes are low at the moment.

    You’re new to David Fincher?

    Tried using Netflicks yesterday. Can anyone tell me a) how to generate a simple list of what titles are available? That random genre system is annoying. b) If there’s no answer to my first question, how on a laptop to prevent the preview clips running on the menu page.
    Ta.

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    Can anyone tell me a) how to generate a simple list of what titles are available?

    If I could do that I’d probably be a millionaire.

    Plenty of articles out there covering stuff worth watching on it though.

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    The Highwaymen

    Just watched this, awesome film and stunning cinematography.

    rmacattack
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    3 episodes into the oa,series 1 not sure whether to take it to the end of series 2 or not yet. Line of duty might get a run through as I liked it before. Difficult to commit to an on going series. I might have to stick with short movies. Triple frontier was watchable , but very rushed and story was not executed as well as it should have.
    Madeleine mccann , only managed 3 episodes in, then just got bored with it.

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    how on a laptop to prevent the preview clips running on the menu page.

    You can’t

    wordnumb
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    I sed > how on a laptop to prevent the preview clips running on the menu page.

    and NickC sed > You can’t

    And now I miss Blockbusters.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Watched The Highwaymen yesterday (Netflix must be the best invention to occupy an off-sick day!). Funny how Woody Harrelson has become a quality sign in films. He is brilliant in this too. As is !YES! Kevin Costner! So much better as an old geezer than an action hero. Top quality film. The real stuff at the end is fascinating too. Not sure it’s quite up there with Warren & Faye’s version, but def worth a watch.

    hols2
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    I just watched The Highwaymen too. I thought it was solid, but not amazing. Yes, Costner does ok as a grumpy old man, guess it saves him from having to act.

    dooosuk
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    2nd series of After Life has officially been confirmed. Be interesting to see where he takes it as it was wrapped up quite well.

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    The Highwayman was Ok I was left a bit disappointed as it just seemed be a loop of the same story sections but  in a different location.

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