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Rich Hawley Page Icon Posted 2019-01-17 11:53 PM
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BIRD CAGE…excellent Netflix movie!
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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2019-01-18 2:13 AM
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Viewers' attempts to recreate its scenarios in real life, not so much.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2019-02-10 8:02 PM
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I've finished all 18 episodes of Caprica, finally.

I started on 2nd Jan. I'm afraid that I wasn't sold. It's taken me this long because I've had to force myself to get through it. So, regrettably, I can't say that I feel it added anything to the BSG universe, nor was it especially compelling. I think thatthe writers really let the cast and the franchise down, just as they did with the "God did it" ending of BSG2003. The addition of the Adama family was unnecessary and broadly it was like watching a retcon of the USS Enterprise from the original Star Trek; pretending but not pretending that the technological differences aren't relevant.

They missed the opportunity to explore broader geo-political or social themes by jumping back on the Baltar one true god band-waggon. They could have explored the poly-theist universe of the 12 colonies and given a long view over the rise of Cylon self-awareness. What we got left with was Cylons have little bits of Zoe in their code and Zoe had mono-theistic leanings.

They also screwed up the time line. BSG 2003 is 50 years after the first Cylon war, yet at the end of S01E18 we see ~3/yo Bill Adama, pre-war. Galactica should have already been built and the Cylon war takes place only a couple of years after introduction to the market. It all feels compressed just so they could introduce Bill Adama into the story 'for fans'.

They completely forgot about closing out Tamara Adama's arc too.

Still Genevieve Buechner and Magda Apanowicz


Possibly Better Call Saul S04 next
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Jake Page Icon Posted 2019-02-10 9:22 PM
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Has anybody ever seen the film "Coherence"?

The sci-fi director gathered eight actors, all with background in improv, and he said, I'm not going to tell you what this movie is about, but we're going to spend a week filming it in this house, and every day, I'm giving each of you actors a one-page list of things that s/he needs to get across in dialog.

It's the damnest thing but I've never talked to anybody who's seen it.

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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2019-02-10 10:21 PM
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Nope. I can't say that I have https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2866360/

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Jake Page Icon Posted 2019-02-10 10:52 PM
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After I saw it, I poked around the internet and found an interview where one actor said, "I had no idea what this movie was about until I saw it in the theater."

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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2019-02-11 8:53 AM
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It's certainly a novel way to do it.

Didn't they make Iron Man like that?
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Jake Page Icon Posted 2019-02-11 4:03 PM
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I did not know that about Iron Man.

Huh,
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2019-02-11 4:40 PM
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I think I heard somewhere that they blew the entire budget on the cast, then hit a dead pressure and basically RDJ ad-libbed it around a theme; or some such escapade.
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Jake Page Icon Posted 2019-02-11 9:22 PM
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He's always good at rambling.

Check out Coherence if you can. It's one of the trippiest movies I've seen. Metaphysics and schrodinger's cat at a dinner party that's gone very wrong.

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I was pleasantly surprised by the following movies:
1. The Mortal Engines
2. The most recent Preditor sequel
3. Venom
Each were very good in their own way.
As far as TV, I have given a watch to the Syfy channels Deadly Class and it is excellent!
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I enjoyed Venom, but the most Predator movie was a huge let down for me. It had its moments, though.
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Have you heard about The Matrix reboot?

Seems like it's still in planning stage or may not happen, but I'd love to see that movie in another film.
I still watch that movie time to time, especially the first one.

https://www.slashfilm.com/matrix-reboot-details/
https://www.cbr.com/the-matrix-reboot-rumors/

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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2019-02-20 8:01 PM
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Better Call Saul Series 4 done. Seemed a bit slower than previous series, but still good.

What next then...
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