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#3504

Yeah I enjoyed this as well, it was a really fun way to spend 90 or so minutes.


#3505

Those Jennifer Anniston scenes in Horrible Bosses means I can never dislike that movie:

Don’t remember much else about it right enough


#3506

Have you seen We’re The Millers, Chris?


#3507

To be fair, @Tom_Punk not liking Horrible Bosses is one of the best endorsements for that movie.


#3508

It just feels like a less funny version of those needlessly mean-spirited 90’s comedies.


#3509

I thought Horrible Bosses was alright, Charlie Day aside. I didn’t make it more than ten minutes into the sequel though.


#3510

Watched most of Maggie last night. I supposed I’ll finish it tonight, though I don’t have a burning desire to do so. There’s a pretty good sense of visual storytelling at work there, but the moment there’s a dialogue, it all goes to hell - the direction doesn’t properly know what to do with peple, and there’s a lot of dodgy acting. Schwarzenegger doesn’t even stand out; the actors playing the wife and the girl aren’t any better. The script isn’t exactly helping them, either. It’s a bit of a shame, because there are some interesting ideas in there, and the movie at times manages to evoke a mood that works well.

Oh, and I’ve finished Westworld season 1. Great stuff. Loved how William’s story turned out (that twist got me, although there had been a few hints that stood out), and the ending was great. I’ll wait and let this settle a bit before continuing with season 2 and making up my own mind about whether it really is such much worse. One thing is for sure, a second season isn’t exactly needed - I think it’s nice that for once, we have a season of a TV show that works very much as a self-contained story.


#3511

I liked that about Westworld too. It was a victim of its own success in a way - that first season tells a nice complete story, although obviously with threads that can (and do) continue.


#3512

The end of the first season was brilliant.
And a perfect use of the potential of this series, this premise, and its themes.

So, yeah, steel yourself for Season 2’s trashing of that if you get to it.


#3513

Tom means “prepare yourself for season two to expand on it in unexpected and interesting ways”.


#3514

I like stuff like Ancient Aliens and Finding Bigfoot.

I know it’s a bullshit, but I view it like a sci-fi Blair Witch Project.


#3515

Watched this on a whim last night, and it really is a fun little movie. I do kind of think the device of the physical impact of her deaths carrying over was maybe a tad under utilized, but it was a solid idea.


#3516

Have you ever seen Europa Report? It’s a SF horror shot entirely with fixed cameras inside a spacecraft, mostly in the form of the cast recording logs straight to camera.


#3517

I watched that movie five years ago, and apparently really liked it as I gave it 4 stars on Letterboxd, but I remember nothing about it.


#3518

It was on Netflix, but they appear to not have it any more.


#3519

That’s a polite way as saying Season 2 is absolute shitty garbage.


#3520


#3521

I have indeed… :grinning:


#3522

Finished Season 1 of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power due to the increased hubbub around here about it.

And, well, it was a really nice cartoon. Are there some naggling things about it that come to mind? Sure. But it’s more along the lines of “that would have been interesting to explore” rather than any actual flaw. As its own work - it’s really competently funny, heroic toned, and light. All of which I think I also used to describe the Stretch Armstrong cartoon.

What I mean to say is - watch both. They’re very fun action cartoons.


#3523

I might watch for something light in the background, I am impressed that everybody who has watched it has positive feedback and He-Man and She-Ra were a decent chunk of my childhood.