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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #240 on: July 19, 2020, 07:47:38 AM »
Has anyone here seen Brave New World, based on Aldous Huxley's book? I am going to watch it and can only hope it can capture the atmosphere of the book. Huxley's other similar, but much more human, book was Island, which could be turned into a movie as well. I imagined it set in a landscape painted by Gauguin when I read Island.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #241 on: July 22, 2020, 12:18:55 AM »
I just had my fingers on the wrong keys. Let me try this again.

I just finished watching Mythica: A Quest For Heroes. It's a movie that is entertaining however not the best. I don't want to spoil the movie for those who haven't watched it but I will quote IMDB.
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Stuck in a life of indentured servitude, Marek dreams of becoming a wizard. When she meets a beautiful priestess, Teela, in need of help, Marek escapes her master and puts together a team of adventurers and embarks on an epic quest to free Teela's sister from a vicious ogre.
It didn't have my heart racing or my adrenaline running like some action movies but it kept me awake. There are three more movies - sequels that follow. I haven't watched them yet.

I'd give it six out of ten stars because it's a fun little movie.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #242 on: July 22, 2020, 01:06:52 AM »
Has anyone here seen Brave New World, based on Aldous Huxley's book? I am going to watch it and can only hope it can capture the atmosphere of the book. Huxley's other similar, but much more human, book was Island, which could be turned into a movie as well. I imagined it set in a landscape painted by Gauguin when I read Island.

After looking it up, I see that there are two made-for-television films of the book. One from 1980 with Keir Dullea (played the main astronaut character in 2001: A Space Odyssey), the other from 1998 with Leonard Nimoy. I've not seen either of them. Interesting that there's never been a "major motion picture" made based on the book.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #243 on: July 22, 2020, 01:08:40 AM »
I just had my fingers on the wrong keys. Let me try this again.

I just finished watching Mythica: A Quest For Heroes. It's a movie that is entertaining however not the best. I don't want to spoil the movie for those who haven't watched it but I will quote IMDB.
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Stuck in a life of indentured servitude, Marek dreams of becoming a wizard. When she meets a beautiful priestess, Teela, in need of help, Marek escapes her master and puts together a team of adventurers and embarks on an epic quest to free Teela's sister from a vicious ogre.
It didn't have my heart racing or my adrenaline running like some action movies but it kept me awake. There are three more movies - sequels that follow. I haven't watched them yet.

I'd give it six out of ten stars because it's a fun little movie.

But is it silly?  :sidesmile:
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #244 on: July 22, 2020, 02:32:19 AM »
Currently watching The Fury, largely because Kirk Douglas is in it but it's not one of his better efforts.  He's trying too hard to be sexy (someone should have told him he really didn't need to try) and the plot, about physic teens in danger, is silly but not the right kind of silly.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #245 on: July 22, 2020, 02:12:42 PM »
I just had my fingers on the wrong keys. Let me try this again.

I just finished watching Mythica: A Quest For Heroes. It's a movie that is entertaining however not the best. I don't want to spoil the movie for those who haven't watched it but I will quote IMDB.
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Stuck in a life of indentured servitude, Marek dreams of becoming a wizard. When she meets a beautiful priestess, Teela, in need of help, Marek escapes her master and puts together a team of adventurers and embarks on an epic quest to free Teela's sister from a vicious ogre.
It didn't have my heart racing or my adrenaline running like some action movies but it kept me awake. There are three more movies - sequels that follow. I haven't watched them yet.

I'd give it six out of ten stars because it's a fun little movie.

But is it silly?  :sidesmile:
To us atheists, yeah with one of the main characters invoking her goddess by holding a totem.  ;D
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #246 on: July 24, 2020, 10:04:15 AM »
German Sci Fi 'DARK' on Netflix. Very serious, no humour. No surprises there!
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #247 on: July 26, 2020, 02:59:09 AM »
West World, the original one with Yul Brynner.  I miss Yul Brynner.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #248 on: July 26, 2020, 03:35:08 AM »
Life go down the tubes.

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« Reply #249 on: July 26, 2020, 06:29:39 PM »
Live and let die.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #250 on: July 26, 2020, 10:41:36 PM »
Still watching Hustle. I'm in the middle of the third season now. I don't know that I will watch it past season four though. Two of the main characters get replaced it looks like. I may watch an episode or two though and test the waters.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #251 on: July 28, 2020, 06:29:23 PM »
I am watching The Limey for the first time and enjoying it. Terence Stamp gives a brilliant performance in his usual cool way.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #252 on: November 29, 2020, 02:44:49 PM »
About three days ago I started binge watching Hand of God on Prime Video. It's captivating. It's all I've watched for these past few days.

It's about a judge who thinks he hears "God" and sees visions. Then he exerts vigilante justice because of the voices in his head. It gets more complex as the series goes. There are only two seasons unfortunately.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #253 on: November 29, 2020, 07:22:22 PM »
I'm watching "The Queen's Gambit" on Netflix and I'm hooked. Read the Walter Tevis book years ago and love the way they brought it to life on the TV screen.
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Re: What are you watching?
« Reply #254 on: November 29, 2020, 07:37:25 PM »
I'm watching "The Queen's Gambit" on Netflix and I'm hooked. Read the Walter Tevis book years ago and love the way they brought it to life on the TV screen.

I got halfway through the first episode and couldn't get through the rest.  :-X
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