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Old 15-07-2020, 11:14   #2921
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Not sure if it's been on BBC properly yet, but went through the 6 episodes of "Staged" with David Tenant and Martin Sheen on iPlayer.
Filmed through lockdown and plenty of LOL moments.
That'd be Michael Sheen.

It's already on its second run through on BBC1 (Mondays & Tuesdays at 9.45pm). Loved it. The chemistry between the leads is superb.
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Old 15-07-2020, 16:49   #2922
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Been really enjoying After Life, the Ricky Gervais thing on Netflix. He seems a little let up his own arse in this.
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Old 15-07-2020, 16:54   #2923
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I enjoyed Warrior Nun. It took a little while to get going but it got better and better as the season went on.
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Old 16-07-2020, 08:59   #2924
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Been really enjoying After Life, the Ricky Gervais thing on Netflix. He seems a little let up his own arse in this.
Think that's just standard Rick Gervais though. Ive really enjoyed it and having lost my girlfriend to cancer last year can really relate to lots of it.

Have you watched his other Netflix series Derek?
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Old 16-07-2020, 13:53   #2925
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Personally I think 'Derek' (Channel 4) was better. I thought that 'After Life' actually suffered a bit from being binged - it is episodic and repetitive - no bad thing generally, but probably better watched weekly imo. Weird of course cos it was made for Netflix. Still really enjoyed it, although iirc there was too much crying in S2 (imo) and a missed opportunity for Victor Meldrew's wife to drop the perfect C-bomb (by being the first/only time in that ep).

And both would be better of course without their ott obnoxious character, played by the same actor (googles ... David Earl).
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Old 16-07-2020, 15:15   #2926
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Personally I think 'Derek' (Channel 4) was better. I thought that 'After Life' actually suffered a bit from being binged - it is episodic and repetitive - no bad thing generally, but probably better watched weekly imo. Weird of course cos it was made for Netflix. Still really enjoyed it, although iirc there was too much crying in S2 (imo) and a missed opportunity for Victor Meldrew's wife to drop the perfect C-bomb (by being the first/only time in that ep).

And both would be better of course without their ott obnoxious character, played by the same actor (googles ... David Earl).
I enjoyed afterlife more because I could relate more to it. I like Joe Wilkinsons character in Afterlife, it also took me a while to realise the lead lady from Derek is the wife in Afterlife. the character played by David Earl is definitely OTT. I prefer him in Derek personally], although his taste in women is definitely suspect!!
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Old 17-07-2020, 10:58   #2927
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Roland Emmerich's MIDWAY is now on Prime.
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Old 17-07-2020, 11:01   #2928
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Ad Astra is on NowTV movies now.

I think now they're offering HD, which the quality of on my OLED TV seems pretty good, it's worth flagging up films on there now.
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Old 17-07-2020, 11:16   #2929
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Assuming you mean UHD/4K - the problem for us with Sky is that UHD movies never have subtitles.
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Old 17-07-2020, 11:26   #2930
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Assuming you mean UHD/4K - the problem for us with Sky is that UHD movies never have subtitles.
Nope I just mean the NowTV on demand app. Their films are now in 1080p, if you pay for the HD add-on (which is mildly insulting in 2020!) and the picture quality is decent IMO, I'd say as good as Prime films that are just in 1080p.

If those same films are available by a Sky Movies package, presumably using their box, in 4K then all the better I guess.

I had NowTV Entertainment, pretty much just for the HBO shows but then they offered the films package on a cheap deal at the start of lockdown. As I was already paying for the HD add-on for TV it was a decent deal. Then they extended the reduced price for me. Stuff comes to a lot earlier than Netflix/Prime. Also they're doing a fairly good job on smaller indies.
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Old 17-07-2020, 16:11   #2931
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I bet there's no subtitles on the NOW TV version either?
Really annoys me - iPlayer, Netflix, iTunes+, Disney+ etc manage to subtitle their 4K movies but Sky can't?
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Old 17-07-2020, 21:08   #2932
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Anyone here using Amazon Prime know how to stop random movies being added to your watchlist?
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Old 18-07-2020, 08:46   #2933
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Never ever seen that happen over all the years I’ve had Prime.
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Surprised the plaudits for The Old Guard, its naff and the music seems to be a choice!
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Anyone here using Amazon Prime know how to stop random movies being added to your watchlist?
Someone has your account.
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Old 22-07-2020, 11:32   #2936
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Surprised the plaudits for The Old Guard, its naff and the music seems to be a choice!
Just goes to show all like different things. I very much enjoyed it, not cause the movie was good, it was adequate, but I loved the concept which really drew me in. Felt more like a pilot to TV show than a movie.
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Old 22-07-2020, 11:37   #2937
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Just goes to show all like different things. I very much enjoyed it, not cause the movie was good, it was adequate, but I loved the concept which really drew me in. Felt more like a pilot to TV show than a movie.
I found it similar. Watched it over the last 2 nights. It did feel very pilot like, especially the way the apparent sequel was set up.

If they do eventually do a sequel hopefully they'll make more of the concept, it felt a little wasted given the possible potential.

I do wonder if the reviews for Netflix films like this are currently stronger because without Netflix putting stuff out critics have no real job to do! They certainly seem far less sniffy about Netflix originals since cinemas closed!
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Old 22-07-2020, 12:16   #2938
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Just goes to show all like different things. I very much enjoyed it, not cause the movie was good, it was adequate, but I loved the concept which really drew me in. Felt more like a pilot to TV show than a movie.
Likewise I enjoyed it in a 'turn your brain off on a saturday evening" kind of way...I'd like to know where the house they used is...


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Old 22-07-2020, 12:30   #2939
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Just goes to show all like different things. I very much enjoyed it, not cause the movie was good, it was adequate, but I loved the concept which really drew me in. Felt more like a pilot to TV show than a movie.
This is what got me having watched it last night and see people going it shoudl be a series. It was a series, Highlander the series, ran in the 90s, the only difference appears to be that they suddenly mysteriously become mortal again one day.

I watched it, thought it was The Old Dud for the first 51 mins, acting is going on but its all a bit dull as we don't relate to the characters enough then 51 mins in we learn what happened to her friend, which is a good story, and now I can relate to her so was involved for rest of the movie, however it was cookie cutter standard really.

Much prefer He Never Died, also on Netflix and they are trying to get it to series.
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Charlie's Angles (remake/reboot)
Radioactive (Rosamund Pike Marie Curie biopic)
How To Build A Girl (new Beanie Feldstein coming-of-age comedy)

All now on Prime.
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