What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17

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GlezgaRed

Watched both seasons of Big Little Lies (wife's pick) and was an enjoyable watch with plenty of well known actresses in it (8/10).

Starting Unforgotten (ITV) tonight, really enjoyed the previous seasons.
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Reg

April 01, 2021, 16:20:39 pm #2836 Last Edit: April 01, 2021, 16:26:33 pm by Reg
Last Saturday, we took a gamble on Spenser Confidential.  Quite enjoyed it - much more so than the last Peter Berg / Mark Wahlberg collaboration we saw - Mile 22.
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light<br />Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life<br />All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside<br />When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

Reg

Just read some reviews of Spenser Confidential and it is pretty much slated. Well I still enjoyed it.
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light<br />Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life<br />All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside<br />When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

GlezgaRed

Quote from: Reg on April 01, 2021, 16:26:16 pmJust read some reviews of Spenser Confidential and it is pretty much slated. Well I still enjoyed it.

I thought it was dreadful, only reason I sat through the whole movie was because we watched it at work on a nightshift.
Mile 22 was a switch off your mind and take in the action.

Watched What Keeps You Alive last night, one of the films I always see recommended by the Youtube review/list bloggers, a solid 7/10.
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Manchester 2013
Amsterdam 2013
Koln 2013
Berlin 2013
Vancouver 2015
Seattle 2015
Portland 2015

pxr5

April 02, 2021, 14:56:28 pm #2839 Last Edit: April 02, 2021, 14:58:30 pm by pxr5
We finished series 3 of American Gods last night only to find out it's been cancelled. And deservedly so. It was going nowhere, with way too many character driven story-lines and not enough plot. I've ordered the first 2 books by Neil Gaiman just to see how much they ruined the story. With the subject matter, it should have brilliant - sadly it became a meandering mess. Series 1: 9/10, Series 2: 4/10, Series 3: 2/10. My recommendation: watch the first series and skip the rest. Disappointing.

Next, 2nd series of Snowpiercer.

Matt2112

Gangs Of London Eps. 1-3

Over 200 minutes watched with breaks only to replenish my large glass of Californian Merlot.

I'm absolutely hooked.  And the show isn't bad either...  ::) ;)  ;D
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Matt2112

Gangs Of London Eps 4-6

Brilliant.

Just the 168 minutes tonight, accompanied by a Spanish Tempranillo. :)
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pxr5

4 episodes into the 2nd series of Snowpiercer. I have to admit I wasn't expecting much as the 1st series was just a bit too cheesy. Surprisingly, this has gone in a better direction. It seems darker with more tension. Sean Bean makes a great baddy too. I'm hopeful it'll stay this way as often these US TV shows do flag near the end.

captainkurtz

Pearl Jam - Hyde park 2010 on you tube.

Very good.
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Matt2112

April 06, 2021, 12:39:37 pm #2844 Last Edit: April 06, 2021, 12:43:47 pm by Matt2112
Mank

Netflix's multiple Oscar nominee about the perma-sozzled Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, starring Gary Oldman - who is as impressive as ever (not least because he's playing a man half his age) - and directed by David Fincher, to resemble the film-making style of the 1940s.

Written by Fincher's late father Jack, it's very dialogue-heavy, with a constant rat-a-tat delivery that some reviewers have found a little wearing over its lengthy 132 minutes.  I can sympathise with that, however my biggest problem was that it all came across as a writer more concerned with showboating smart-arsey, self-aware, slam-dunk zingers rather than telling an engrossing story where clever dialogue breezily moves things along, rather than weighs everything down.

Still, there's enough to admire if you're prepared to invest some energy in keeping up with the verbiage, so it's just about worth the haul.
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GlezgaRed

2 episodes to go with Snowpiercer S2, hasn't flagged and Sean Bean having a ball playing the bad guy.

The Midnight Sky, sentimental sci-fi starring George Clooney which I quite enjoyed.
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Manchester 2013
Amsterdam 2013
Koln 2013
Berlin 2013
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Portland 2015

dom

Into season 5 of Better Call Saul. Brilliant, brilliant Tele! May move onto watching Breaking Bad for the 2nd time when it's done
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pxr5

Quote from: GlezgaRed on April 06, 2021, 13:24:14 pm2 episodes to go with Snowpiercer S2, hasn't flagged and Sean Bean having a ball playing the bad guy.

The Midnight Sky, sentimental sci-fi starring George Clooney which I quite enjoyed.
Got the last 2 eps of Snowpiercer to watch tonight too. And Sean bean really has lifted the whole show; a much better season than the first.

Matt2112

Quote from: dom on April 06, 2021, 15:00:52 pmInto season 5 of Better Call Saul. Brilliant, brilliant Tele! May move onto watching Breaking Bad for the 2nd time when it's done
I could have written just that post! :)
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pxr5

All done with Snowpiercer; a very satisfying conclusion to lead on to a 3rd series (hopefully).

Next, either continuation of The Walking Dead series 10 (6 more episodes), or Fear the Walking Dead series 6, which has just resumed after a long break.