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Old 29-04-2021, 14:24   #3461
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Old 30-04-2021, 11:55   #3462
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Shadow and Bone definitely progressively improves. I agree some of the young actors lines just clang in your ears, but Kit Young who plays Jesper is fantastic and a rising star, and all the seasoned actors don’t put a foot wrong.
It’s worth a second try to push through if you’re already fond of the genre.
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Old 01-05-2021, 13:37   #3463
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Without Remorse is up on Amazon now & it's a pretty solid flick. Michael B. Jordan is great & the action's nicely handled. Sadly, aside from the title & a couple of character names, it has precisely zero connection to Tom Clancy's book.

Apparently Jordan has signed on to do a Rainbow Six movie. I can't imagine that'll have any similarity to the novel either, but one can hope...
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Old 01-05-2021, 15:38   #3464
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That's a shame as Without Remorse was a great book and would have made a great TV series
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Old 01-05-2021, 16:04   #3465
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Yeah, we watched Without Remorse last night and pretty much enjoyed it as a turn your brain off actioner. Even then, I did find it bizarre with the main character walking down a corridor looking through his magnified scope when he had a non-magnified canted sight available. He did remember it was there on occasion. I'll probably be there for the Rainbow 6 follow up.
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Old 01-05-2021, 21:24   #3466
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I liked it too (without remorse). I liked the kick ass boss lady the most!


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Old 02-05-2021, 08:59   #3467
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Watched Nomadland on Disney+. A very good, gently constructed film that blends the professional actors and real life characters in an effective way.
Just makes you realize how messed up society is in the US for some when folks who should be enjoying their retirement are forced into such a lifestyle, although for others the rootlessness is obviously a choice.
I've downloaded the source book and will probably revisit it at the cinema because the landscapes deserve a bigger screen.
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Old 02-05-2021, 18:00   #3468
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Netflix (+ Other Streaming) Recommendations Thread 3

Without Remorse is a solid Saturday night action movie but disappointed at how little it matches the novel.

Thankfully I also watched Netflix’s, The Mitchells vs The Machines & that is comfortably the best movie I’ve watched in the last couple of years. Stunning visuals, great action choreography, very funny & constantly creative & clever throughout. If you’re looking for the ultimate feel good movie to get you through the current situation, look no further....
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:46   #3469
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Apart from a couple of names, there’s very little of the book in it. Such a wasted opportunity.

As you say decent Saturday night watch, could’ve been so much more though.


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Old 03-05-2021, 18:15   #3470
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Did I watch a different Without Remorse to every one else?

I thought it was total and utter garbage.
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Old 04-05-2021, 17:22   #3471
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...Netflix’s, The Mitchells vs The Machines...
I didn't click with this one at all. It all seemed pretty generic (with the same misunderstood teen from a dozen other films) and I didn't connect with any of the characters or humour on display in the first 32 mins, because that's how long I lasted. In fact as soon as the action kicked off I just got bored. I think I might just have been too old.
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Old 04-05-2021, 17:54   #3472
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I didn't click with this one at all. It all seemed pretty generic (with the same misunderstood teen from a dozen other films) and I didn't connect with any of the characters or humour on display in the first 32 mins, because that's how long I lasted. In fact as soon as the action kicked off I just got bored. I think I might just have been too old.

Well I’m 52 & was giggling like a wee kid throughout. I agree with regard to the misunderstood teenager but I thought her relationship with her younger brother was rather unique for this genre...
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Old 04-05-2021, 18:32   #3473
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I might just have been in the wrong mood... but a major factor in my decision to knock it off early was the running time. Nearly 2 hours seemed excessive for this sort of thing (though 15 mins of that is possibly credits).
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Old 04-05-2021, 18:50   #3474
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I might just have been in the wrong mood... but a major factor in my decision to knock it off early was the running time. Nearly 2 hours seemed excessive for this sort of thing (though 15 mins of that is possibly credits).

Yeah I think it was around 95 minutes before the lengthy end credits started....
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43 and I had a great time watching it. Even laughed out a few times. The animation was gorgeous.

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Old 05-05-2021, 13:25   #3476
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I enjoyed it, as has some good imagination, but also found it too formula in its storytelling and would have liked it to be more believable. But was fun though and an enjoyable enough movie but nothing special.
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Old 05-05-2021, 21:41   #3477
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Speaking of Netflix animation, I just caught their recently Oscar Nominated Over the Moon and have to question the sanity of whoever it was decided to slap it into the ceremony tbh as I've never seen a cartoon where the term "All sizzle, no steak" could be more appropriately applied.

I can only assume it was the Academy's "diversity pick" for the best Animated category this year, but why they didn't just go full Disney and nominate Raya - an actual half decent film - is beyond me. The central theme of dealing with the loss of a loved one is a worthy cause but the filmmakers (one of whom is legendary former Disney animator Glen Keane) are more interested in flashy visuals and non-stop incessantly annoying musical numbers than exploring the theme itself, and the whole affair feels like a desperate attempt to create an Asian Frozen, except this ain't Asian (or Asian-American for that matter, I don't care how many Asian Americans you cast if the central filmmaking is as generically American as this is then any Asian colour is washed away in a low rinse) and it sure as **** ain't Frozen (and that's coming from someone who thinks Frozen is probably the most overrated film in the history of animation - but at least Frozen has one memorable musical setpiece, which is significantly more than Over the Moon manages to fart out).

If you want to watch an animated film that incorporates East Asian Moon Princess mythology into its story on Netflix then check out The Tale of Princess Kaguya. That's an actual Asian Oscar nominated masterpiece. This is is just an instantly forgettable modern day American animation film with a wafer-thin Asian patina. Might as well have been made by Dreamworks!

Still, it's colourful and loud enough that it'll probably shut most toddlers up for 100mins, so a hearty recommendation to overworked house mums or dads! Just don't bother actually watching it with your kids.

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Old 06-05-2021, 12:35   #3478
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Yeah also wasnt impressed with Over the moon, some great visuals but little substance, I recommended people watched Spirited Away instead, great visuals combined with a great story.
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Old 06-05-2021, 12:57   #3479
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Absolutely loved The Mitchells vs The Machines - admittedly the plot is fairly generic, but I thought the family dynamics and characters were handled well. I loved the animation - laughed out loud at the photo frame.

Without Remorse just sort of happened in front of me. I've read quite a few of the Clancy books, including this one, and not only didn't it follow the book's plotlines, it seems to have lost any similarity to the tone or character of it too. I loved Rainbow Six...I'm almost hoping they don't get the OK to film it now.
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Tenet has been added to Now.

Available on streaming a lot earlier than I expected. One of the best films of last year IMO, needs at least a second watch to appreciate how good it is though.
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