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Re: Movies on DVD

Post by Ginjaninja » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:44 pm

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Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:34 am
Just watched this really excellent Sci-fi/horror. Though a much-used storyline of tech vs humans, this really carries it well. If the movies Robocop and Transcendence had a baby, this would probably be it. Awesome (and slightly grotesque) fight scenes led by the excellent Logan Marshall-Green. This won't disappoint.

'Update'

Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

Rotten Tomatoes - 85%

https://ytsdownload.com/upgrade-2018/

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This should be 'Upgrade' or I think 'Stem' in the States.

Upgrade

I couldn't wait to see it so watched a crappy cam-copy. Enjoyed it none the less.
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Post by Lost » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:16 pm

This should be 'Upgrade' or I think 'Stem' in the States.
:oops: Not sure what the ol' brain was doing while typing there. Yes, 'Upgrade'... thanks for correction. Really good movie.

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Post by Homer » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:16 pm

Lost wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:34 am
Just watched this really excellent Sci-fi/horror. Though a much-used storyline of tech vs humans, this really carries it well. If the movies Robocop and Transcendence had a baby, this would probably be it. Awesome (and slightly grotesque) fight scenes led by the excellent Logan Marshall-Green. This won't disappoint.

'Upgrade' (fixed it for 'ya)

Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

Rotten Tomatoes - 85%

https://ytsdownload.com/upgrade-2018/

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Just finished watching it. Damn good thriller. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Re: Movies on DVD

Post by Lost » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:43 pm

Homer wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:16 pm
Lost wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:34 am
Just watched this really excellent Sci-fi/horror. Though a much-used storyline of tech vs humans, this really carries it well. If the movies Robocop and Transcendence had a baby, this would probably be it. Awesome (and slightly grotesque) fight scenes led by the excellent Logan Marshall-Green. This won't disappoint.

'Upgrade' (fixed it for 'ya)

Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

Rotten Tomatoes - 85%

https://ytsdownload.com/upgrade-2018/

:cheers:
Just finished watching it. Damn good thriller. Thanks for the recommendation.
Glad you enjoyed it. Not sure where my head was at when I posted that as I got both the name of the movie wrong and the genre. You're right in it's a damn good thriller, not horror! :oops: :D

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Post by Homer » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:22 pm

Lost wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Glad you enjoyed it. Not sure where my head was at when I posted that as I got both the name of the movie wrong and the genre. You're right in it's a damn good thriller, not horror! :oops: :D
Or maybe I got it wrong. There are horrifying elements, and conventions from the horror genre. For me, the conventions of a thriller film outweighed those of horror. Maybe that's because I'm not familiar with the current horror film conventions. The writer / director is. That's his genre. His first film was horror. It made a worldwide gross of $104 million on a budget of $1.2 million. Had no interest in that movie until seeing this one. Rotten Tomatoes starts their summary of Saw with 'Unapologetically gruesome and gleefully twisted'. I'm in.

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Post by Ginjaninja » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:22 pm

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Quite similar to Gamer (Gerard Butler) and Surrogates (Bruce Willis).
Both great films and well worth the watch if you haven't already seen them.
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Post by Homer » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:27 pm

Homer wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:22 pm
Lost wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Glad you enjoyed it. Not sure where my head was at when I posted that as I got both the name of the movie wrong and the genre. You're right in it's a damn good thriller, not horror! :oops: :D
Or maybe I got it wrong.
Or maybe we both got it wrong. YIFY describes it as "Action / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller".

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Post by Lost » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:44 pm

Homer wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:27 pm
Homer wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:22 pm
Lost wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Glad you enjoyed it. Not sure where my head was at when I posted that as I got both the name of the movie wrong and the genre. You're right in it's a damn good thriller, not horror! :oops: :D
Or maybe I got it wrong.
Or maybe we both got it wrong. YIFY describes it as "Action / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller".
Or we both got it partly right. Glass half full 'n all. :mrgreen:
Ginjaninja wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:22 pm
^
Quite similar to Gamer (Gerard Butler) and Surrogates (Bruce Willis).
Both great films and well worth the watch if you haven't already seen them.
GN.
Both excellent films. Seen Gamer many times now. Big fan of Gerard Butler. Aside from the brilliant 300 I thought his best was 'Law Abiding Citizen' - cracking movie that!

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Re: Movies on DVD

Post by Lost » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:15 pm

Heads up...

Excellent downloads of Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom doing the rounds. Got mine from TPB3. Very watchable (though not quite hd) copies of The Meg also there. Not watched either yet so can't comment on if they're good or not. Only checked for quality.

Edit: Just looked at my Oceans 8 download. Good almost true HD copy so that's about too. :D

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Post by Lost » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:49 pm

Horror movie Hereditary also about in HD now. Again, I got this off tpb3.

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Post by pharvey » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:13 pm

OK, it's not out yet but I'm truly looking forward to this one.... CAN'T WAIT!!

Excerpt from the "Hollywood Reporter": -

"There can be no doubt concerning the ultimate outcome of Damien Chazelle’s drama about NASA’s 1969 Apollo 11 mission, which made history by putting astronauts on the moon after a series of trial-and-error attempts. It’s implicit in the title, First Man. So it’s a credit to the filmmakers and to lead actor Ryan Gosling’s thoughtfully internalized performance as Neil Armstrong that this sober, contemplative picture has emotional involvement, visceral tension and, yes, even suspense, in addition to stunning technical craft.
The extent to which mainstream audiences will respond to the lengthy film’s unfaltering restraint remains to be seen. But this is a strikingly intelligent treatment of a defining moment for America that broadens the tonal range of Chazelle, clearly a versatile talent, after Whiplash and La La Land. What is perhaps most notable is the film’s refusal to engage in the expected jingoistic self-celebration that such a milestone would seem to demand. At a time when the toxic political climate has cheapened that kind of nationalistic fervor, turning it into empty rhetoric, the measured qualities of Josh Singer’s screenplay, based on James R. Hansen’s 2005 biography of Armstrong, are to be savored.
For the boomer generation, the moon landing of Armstrong and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin was a formative moment, making good on the promise of John F. Kennedy’s expanded space program following mounting concern that it was an unjustified drain on taxpayer dollars, and to some degree counterbalancing the bitterness fed by Vietnam protests and growing distrust of the government."


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Re: Movies on DVD

Post by Aussie69 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:45 pm

pharvey wrote:OK, it's not out yet but I'm truly looking forward to this one.... CAN'T WAIT!!
Aside from movies about the astronaut program and the various space missions e. g. The Right Stuff, Apollo13, From the Earth to the Moon, Hidden Figures, etc I cannot think of a movie specifically about Man Landing on the Moon. I find this absolutely amazing considering it is one of human kinds most phenomenal achievements.

I really look forward to this movie.

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