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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7335 on: March 07, 2018, 02:34:52 PM »
I'd watch that!
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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7336 on: March 07, 2018, 08:02:14 PM »
I would watch THE HELL out of that one, Axe, yes by golly.

Oh and IMDb confirms it is Parker Posey playing Dr. Smith. Wow.
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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7337 on: March 08, 2018, 09:42:34 AM »
Instead of a robot they are going to have an alien. Or maybe it's an alien robot? I don't know - Roger babbles on about it. It is not a show that I have ever watched.
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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7338 on: March 08, 2018, 12:28:54 PM »
The last movie had both.  It wasn't supposed to have a cute'n'cuddly alien, but the studio decided it would be too expensive to make a toy version of the robot from the film, so they cut the robot's screen time way down (despite how expensive the FX had been) and forced them to add a toyetic little alien with boo-boo eyes.

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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7339 on: March 15, 2018, 08:37:08 AM »
I tried:

Black Mirror - Something's wrong with this show, and I'm hard-pressed to say what it is.  It's, OK, it's an edgier technology-and-futurism-themed Twilight Zone kind of thing, basically.  The theme seems to get too narrow, but beyond that . . . something's wrong in the tone or the pacing or somewhere.  There are some really nifty bits and ideas, but the episodes feel like they're maybe 50% too long, or something.  The good bits are good enough to make the overall effect a disappointment.

I can't quite figure out what the show needs to fix it, though.


I've been binging this, and The Twilight Zone is exactly what I was going to compare it to. I'm glad you've already covered it, because I mostly agree. It could stand some major editing, but that drawn-out dreariness does add some kind of quality to it that is not out of place with the theme. I can easily overlook that aspect for the first show in... almost 60 years (?!) that compares to The Twilight Zone.

I just realized that I watched season one, and then Netflix jumped to the 4th season, which I have almost finished.

I liked that "Fifteen Million Merits" ended without explaining about the cycle machines, but the references back to that episode from "Crocodile" seemed like they were two different worlds. "Crocodile" seemed like our current world, with the exception of the "recallers". "Fifteen Million Merits" seemed like a world much further in the future. It's kind of bugging me, wondering if I missed something or if it was a mistake on their part.
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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7340 on: March 16, 2018, 09:55:36 AM »
And then I watched a few more episodes with mixed results, so I'm not quite as positive as I was. Black Museum was real disappointing. It had some decent ideas in it, including a Penn Jillette story embedded within the episode, but it was really predictable and the narration was cheesy and reminiscent of a bad episode of Tales from the Dark Side.

Metalhead was pretty awesome though.
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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7341 on: April 14, 2018, 02:20:48 AM »
DOCTOR SMITH IS BEYOND HORRID!!!!!
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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7342 on: April 14, 2018, 09:15:51 AM »
Traditionally, yes.

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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7343 on: April 14, 2018, 09:26:44 AM »
I watched a couple episodes last night. I didnít expect it to be aimed at such a young audience. It reminds me of one of those old wholesome Disney adventure films. It also features JJ Abrams style lens flare. The robot is pretty cool. It looks like it has a huge budget, but Iíve read most of the latter episodes are not as lavish. Posey plays the evil side of Dr. Smith fine, but it doesnít appear as rich a character. The reviews are not kind.
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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7344 on: April 14, 2018, 02:55:18 PM »
Traditionally, yes.

Yeah, but Parker (and the writers) make this one SOOOOOO awful. She's sadistic.
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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7345 on: April 14, 2018, 06:14:33 PM »
I can't tell if you love it or hate it.

I do know this though - we have perfect counter-avatars.
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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7346 on: April 15, 2018, 01:12:55 AM »
 :lol:
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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7347 on: April 17, 2018, 02:41:41 PM »
Can't do reboots.  Although I must admit I did enjoy Spiderman Homecoming.
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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7348 on: April 17, 2018, 04:22:29 PM »
Can't do reboots.  Although I must admit I did enjoy Spiderman Homecoming.

I haven't seen it yet. But I have watched Tom Holland dressed as Rhianna on Lip Sync battles approximately 300 times.
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Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Reply #7349 on: April 17, 2018, 06:24:19 PM »
Can't do reboots.

What? Who is to say robots can't lov... oh. REbOots. Never mind
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