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Discussion in 'Talk About Anything' started by Caroline, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Fnord

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    Which one was the second non-movie, the first or the 3rd?
     
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  2. Caroline

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    The first movie was appalling because NOTHING happened in it, and the god movie. Anyone remember The Black Hole movie as well. It was as though Star Wars had to be rebutted only no one else had a clue how to write an action movie in space.
     
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  3. Caroline

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    Tbh, it was your comment that clinched it for me and I bought the first two seasons the next day!
     
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  4. SirDave

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    BTW: Concerning the 'gratuitous, unpleasant sex scenes that denigrate women': As you wind your way through Seasons 1 & 2 (and no doubt, eventually Seasons 3 & 4), you'll notice that some awful things happen to an awful lot of men that do the denigrating and also, that some of the men get sexually denigrated as well so, in the end, Game of Thrones is an equal-opportunity gratuitous, unpleasant sex scene denigrator! :)
     
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  5. Caroline

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    Of all the characters in Game of Thrones, my favourites are Eya Stark (the girl with the sword) and Tyrion (the Imp) Lannister. Quite a few of the characters are fairly two dimensional but these two offer the writer the most scope for growth and depth. And the imp - such a vulnerability and depth of self-awareness. I also like the fat boy in the Night's Watch who reads books; a good device for introducing necessary information that can change the behaviour of the characters beyond their own ignorance and therefore produce surprising outcomes.

    What I seem to have missed is why did Lady Stark send her giantess Brynn with Jamie Lannister to King's Landing? Why didn't she just kill the man who crippled her son?
     
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    A gesture of good faith perhaps? She (so she thinks) does have two daughters in the wind at KL. Since I don't get HBO I have to wait until Jan '15 to get season four DVD at the local libraries.
     
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  7. Caroline

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    oh dear. I can only watch this show by buying the DVDs. So I must wait until the new year? Goodness, and Under the Dome is proving to be such a disappointment. There's simply nothing on TV to catch my attention/devotion this year. Oh wait, Dr Who starts in a fortnight. :)
     
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  8. Fnord

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    Guardians of the Galaxy turned out pretty well. Out of the entire cast of characters in that movie, I recognized 2, and one of those was a cameo character that was on screen for a few seconds, but even without any prior knowledge, I found the movie to be really entertaining. It was hardly a masterpiece that people will talk about 5 years from now, but for a summer blockbuster, it was a lot better than I would have expected.
     
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  9. Caroline

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    It opens in Oz today. My son is going with his friends tonight. I can be very unsophisticated in my taste in movies and this is one that appeals to me. I've enjoyed all the other Marvel comic movies so far.
     
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    Very much my reaction. In the previews it looked like one of those films that could go very wrong, and though it probably won't go down as an all-time great comic book film, I was pleased to see it turn out to be a fun film nonetheless.
     
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    I AM GROOT.
     
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  12. Caroline

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    Games of Thrones. Now that I've watched Season 3 and must wait until the New Year to watch Season 4, I can honestly say I prefer the gratuitous sex scenes to the gratuitous violence. Urgh. Not as bloody on the page as on the screen - the director must have enjoyed himself enormously - all those slit throats and pumping arteries..... there are some things I really need to un-see.
     
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    Life is difficult when one has to live in the iron way. And besides, winter is cooming...
     
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  14. Caroline

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    I did enjoy all the English accents. :)
     
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    For people who like British shows can I recommend Hinterland? Very short (BBC produced) detective show set in the heart of Wales. It's partly English partly welsh spoken and beautifully shot.
    It reminded me of The Killing, Top of the Lake (another gorgeous show) and Broadchurch.

    Makes Wales look wet and miserable though!
     
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    oops, I posted a link to an episode of the wonderful 1970's show Colditz - but unfortunately it was the one that introduced the American character [as well as the first look at the castle where all the Allied officers were imprisoned] - nothing wrong with that but no Brit accent there!

    I haven't watched Game of Thrones yet. Am I the only one?
     
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  17. Maum

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    Yes.

    Speaking of gratuitous sex and violence- am I the only person who likes Banshee? It's strangely addictive. There are no 'nice' characters but they are all rather interesting. We're two or three episodes into season 2 in the UK and it's still as good.
     
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  18. Tincup2

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    Thanks, I thought so...
     
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    Wales IS wet. As a child we spent our holidays in Wales and even the most lovely days would have a bit of a sprinkle in them. But it is also very green.
     
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    I haven't either, so that makes two. I'd like to in a way -- that mix of fantasy and political skulduggery would normally be right up my alley, but the level of unbelievably gratuitous content is a complete turnoff for me.
     
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