[watching] What have you seen recently?

‪Netflix have just dropped all the studio Ghibli stuff. More important, though, got the film that predates Ghibli - CASTLE IN THE SKY. The film is a MUST SEE. The most accessible anime to Western Audiences. Great gadgets & moments of real beauty. My highest recommendation.‬

I presume you've all seen it at some point. If you haven't, treat yourself ASAP.
 
Started Tales from the Loop on Amazon Prime. It is beautifully shot, Simon Stalenhag’s
Is it accessible for non geek viewers, e.g. the wife..?

I would say it is accessible to non geeks. It does have its sci-fi elements as a back drop. The sci-fi is not in your face. Like the RPG the Human element is the important part.
 

Dom

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Watched the first episode of Tales from the Loop yesterday. Looks gorgeous, intriguing plot that I really just don't want to get my head around. It's quantum, right? It's not a fast action piece though, which makes it delightfully different.
 
Just finished Tales from the Loop on Amazon. Have to say every episode was beautifully shot. Each episode is self contained. Do not expect the Tech to be in your face. It is in the background and is seamlessly woven into the World and does not seem out of place there. In my opinion there was not a bad episode.
 
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Nathan

Rune Priest
Since I have all of the James Bond films on Blu Ray, I've started to watch them in order in anticipation for No Time to Die. I was going to wait until I had finished the run but after today's watch I thought I'd comment.

I watched A View to a Kill this afternoon and boy I had forgotten how bad it was! And I always thought Moonraker was the worst Moore Bond film, but watching them back to back goes to show the quality of each film and now View to A Kill goes down as the worst Moore Bond film in my book. The whole plot about the stables and the race horse doesn't actually go anywhere and is superfluous to the story. We already know that Max Zorin is the bad guy and so does Bond, right from the off set. We know he has a plan to do something bad. Then we get to Zorin's actual scheme, which is literally borrowed straight out of Superman: The Movie (1978).

Next up The Living Delights.
 
I really enjoyed Red Dwarf: The Promised Land. The visual gags made me laugh the most! My only criticism is the adverts killed the momentum. It is probably best to watch it (again) on-demand without the adverts.
I’m still waiting for all the You Tube reviews bleating about it “breaking canon” etc.

Or is Red Dwarf mire successful than:

The Rise of Skywalker
Dr Who
Picard

etc.?
 

Dom

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I've got to be honest that - SF fan that I am - Red Dwarf has never done it for me.

I know, I'll get my coat.

Watched spenser confidential on Netflix. Wahlberg as an ex-cop who has done time, trying to set things right. A bit quirkly. Enjoyable, but really a bit popcorn.
 
I’m still waiting for all the You Tube reviews bleating about it “breaking canon” etc.

Or is Red Dwarf mire successful than:

The Rise of Skywalker
Dr Who
Picard

etc.?
Does Red Dwarf actually have a canon? If it does, it’s more broken than Dr Who’s!

Actually, fans seem to like The Rise of Skywalker. It has 86% Auidence Score on Rotten Tomatoes, compared to The Last Jedi which has 43%.
 
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