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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2019
    Southall wrote
    Star Trek: Discovery

    Finally got Netflix and this was my first binge. Except for the rather daft final episode, where the war was far too clean and easy to resolve, I thought it was really good. I don't know if my Facebook feed is representative of the general reaction but I'm pretty sure I read little but negative comments about it, which I struggle to understand. Easily the most consistently strong season of Star Trek on tv since Deep Space Nine in its pomp.


    Well. Season 2 was total rubbish. What a shame.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2019
    Game of Thrones

    I was never as hooked by this as many others, but it was terrific in its last few episodes (except the awful digital compression - was horrible to watch at times). While I’ll always roll my eyes at the “best show ever!” brigade, it certainly did have a scale that was very impressive for tv.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2019
    Aladdin

    I go to the cinema about twice a year and has to use one of my 2019 visits for this. I’ll say one thing for it, it’s visually resplendent- extraordinary to look at. I’ll say another thing for it - the actress playing Jasmine is also extraordinary to look at. Contrary to what seems to be popular opinion, I thought Will Smith did really well in what was always going to be a difficult role to do. Overall I thought it was about as good as it could have been, which isn’t a particularly high bar but is what it is.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2019
    ALADDIN is one of the most diastrously poor movies I've seen in a long, long time.
    I am extremely serious.
  1. Thor wrote
    ALADDIN is one of the most diastrously poor movies I've seen in a long, long time.


    Did you like the animated version?
    Bach's music is vibrant and inspired.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2019
    The animated version is a masterpiece.
    I am extremely serious.
  2. Thor wrote
    The animated version is a masterpiece.


    Saw the animated movie today again, just to see what they will pay tribute to in the 2019 version (which we'll see next Wednesday). Overall, I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked this 1992 version. Lot's of heart which I'm guessing will be hard to recreate in the remake. Then again, I don't expect much from it since I totally hate Ritchie's style, so who knows I might be pleasantly surprised by it.
    waaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! Where's my nut? arrrghhhhhhh
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2019
    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Quite entertaining (and the most Bond-like of all these - in fact it would require very few changes to actually be a Bond film) but given the rhapsodic reaction it got I was expecting it to blow me away.


    Crazy Rich Asians


    Yes, I watched this. It was quite good for what it is but not exactly my favourite genre.

    Chernobyl


    Wow. That is all.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2019 edited
    Southall wrote
    Crazy Rich Asians


    Yes, I watched this. It was quite good for what it is but not exactly my favourite genre.


    One of the absolute worst movies of the year.

    Chernobyl


    Wow. That is all.


    Yeah, I agree with pretty much everyone else that this was a great show.
    I am extremely serious.
  3. Crazy Rich Asians was OK but all the rich lifestyle porn was a major turnoff. I find that sort of stuff pretty distasteful.
  4. Southall wrote
    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Quite entertaining (and the most Bond-like of all these - in fact it would require very few changes to actually be a Bond film) but given the rhapsodic reaction it got I was expecting it to blow me away.




    what I love about this film is the authenticity, the feeling it's all real. The stunts, the cinematography, it makes the action more gripping than a CGI flick. That bike ride was astounding, and the shots of the finale with the helicopters is unbelievable. Kudos for Cruise for wanting to do that all
    waaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! Where's my nut? arrrghhhhhhh