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Old 29-09-2020, 10:51   #3101
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Any fellow space nerds out there should check out the JJ Abrams produced 4-part docuseries Challenger: The Final Flight about the 1986 Space Shuttle disaster.

Featuring interviews with pretty much every surviving person involved, plus the families of the lost astronauts, it's quite harrowing at times, but vey well put together.
We are enjoying this insight into the Challenger disaster but we do feel that it could have been edited better as it lacks flow and coherence, it goes from talking about O ring failures, then to someone who was on the fated flight and then back to the O ring issues; I feel that it could have been structured better.
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Old 30-09-2020, 10:24   #3102
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Anyone watched Young Wallander?

It's an odd one. It's a prequel, but set in modern day. It's set in Sweden, but everyone speaks English (though half of them try an accent).

It's quite slick, generally well written and acted, the leading man fits the part & the plotlines are suitably convoluted, but the complete non-ending is incredibly frustrating.



It's the first Netflix series I've watched that I actually wished was a bit longer, if only to finish the story properly.
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Old 30-09-2020, 12:24   #3103
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We are enjoying this insight into the Challenger disaster but we do feel that it could have been edited better as it lacks flow and coherence, it goes from talking about O ring failures, then to someone who was on the fated flight and then back to the O ring issues; I feel that it could have been structured better.
Yeah, we watched it - the kids were really interested in it actually, but it didn't hold my attention as much. Possibly because I didn't learn anything new (was there not another similar programme on it in the last few years) or maybe because of the way it was edited.

I've been watching Marianne, a French horror story about an author who clearly has a troubled past from her childhood which has influenced her career, her dreams and her past. Really enjoying it and its thankfully, another one which doesn't just resort to jump scares.
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Old 02-10-2020, 14:35   #3104
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mARIANNE GREAT little horror series alas not renewed
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Old 02-10-2020, 16:23   #3105
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Is there a website or app anyone here uses to determine what's been added that day to each of the different streaming services?
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Old 02-10-2020, 16:39   #3106
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Is there a website or app anyone here uses to determine what's been added that day to each of the different streaming services?
I use these:

https://www.justwatch.com/uk/new?

https://new.maft.uk/
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Old 06-10-2020, 13:15   #3107
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I use geektown uk airdates, doesn't catch everything but gives me a good spine. Trying out justwatch at the mo, tried putting the app on my phone but it seems to take ages or jsut crashes, whatever I normally just give up and come out of it.
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Old 06-10-2020, 18:07   #3108
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The first 2 films in the new horror anthology Welcome To The Blumhouse are up on Amazon Prime now.
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netflix killed off GLOW (despite 1 new episode was filmed) and also Teenage bounty hunters (which is actually quite fun despite the angst bits)
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Old 16-10-2020, 08:56   #3110
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1917 has been added to Prime..... again.

Hopefully it doesn't vanish this time!
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Old 16-10-2020, 09:49   #3111
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Just noticed the free VPN i use on my phone gets me U.S Netflix, any good ones on there? Obviously apart from Indiana Jones
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Old 17-10-2020, 13:16   #3112
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Just watched the The Trial of the Chicago 7 by Aaron Sorkin. Really enjoyed this, I am sure it's been jazzed up to make it more appealing to an audience and probably not very accurate to the events that occurred. But thought provking stuff and very entertaining.
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Just watched the The Trial of the Chicago 7 by Aaron Sorkin. Really enjoyed this, I am sure it's been jazzed up to make it more appealing to an audience and probably not very accurate to the events that occurred. But thought provking stuff and very entertaining.
Watched that last night as well. It's certainly entertaining in a way that the flaws aren't immediately obvious. It is a bit too one sided though and when you're changing the history that much and trying to make a contemporary point (the clunky final "the whole world is watching") that's a bit iffy.

Worth watching tho.

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How much do you think the history has been changed?
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Anyone watched the new Netflix Haunting of Bly Manor yet?
How does it match with Hill House (which I liked)?
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Old 18-10-2020, 09:14   #3116
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Anyone watched the new Netflix Haunting of Bly Manor yet?
How does it match with Hill House (which I liked)?
Go in with low expectations. It's very light on the scare front, but intriguing enough to make me watch until the end.

If Hill House was a 10/10, I'd put this at 7/10.
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Underwater 2020 with Kristen Stewart is on NOWTV, not a bad watch some good visuals, a few two many nods to Alien in the Suit and creature design and sound effects.

Given the few movies we have had out this year this received little to no hype £80 million it certainly does not look cheap. But as Kermode points out the explanation in the opening is quite a long one.

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Old 18-10-2020, 19:59   #3118
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Anyone watched the new Netflix Haunting of Bly Manor yet?
How does it match with Hill House (which I liked)?
I'm 2 episodes in and really liking it so far, the accents are grating at times and great to see Rahul Kohli in it as he was great in izombie, the main problem I have is when the Flora talks (the little girl) as she is the current voice of Peppa Pig and it kinda takes me out of the suspense as I'm just thinking, its Peppa Pig :P but other than that its quite enjoyable but not a patch on the original season.
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I thought Bly Manor was very good and I disagree that anybody needs to lower expectations. I would say that it should be watched with no thoughts of comparisons to Hill House. It's a different kind of story and approach altogether and as mentioned there are not too many scares. By that I mean that it does not try to be scary too often rather than it trying and failing to be scary. So if your only reason for watching it is to be terrified then I wouldn't bother. If you don't mind a romantic ghost story based on Henry James then there is a lot to enjoy.
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Underwater 2020 with Kristen Stewart is on NOWTV, not a bad watch some good visuals, a few two many nods to Alien in the Suit and creature design and sound effects.

Given the few movies we have had out this year this received little to no hype £80 million it certainly does not look cheap. But as Kermode points out the explanation in the opening is quite a long one.

I really enjoyed this... but I'd quite like to see it in 4K with HDR, as I did have trouble working out what I was looking at in some of the scenes and I think HDR would help.

Also, I would have removed some of the scenes/dialogue with Paul (T.J. Miller).

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