UHF/VHF Are Still Viable!: The General Entertainment Discussion Thread

UHF/VHF Are Still Viable!: The General Entertainment Discussion Thread
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Where’s Will Smith and Kevin Kline?

Looking forward to this here. Just watched Sicario the other day.


Why does everything need a sequel.




It is a weird one to have a sequel to but considering the subject matter there could be endless spin offs.

On a side note Narcos Season 4 out next year and Diego Luna is part of the cast.


I really love Sicario. Hopefully a second one is as good.





“The worst movie of 2017” – Review round-up of Netflix’s original movie, Bright

Just how bad is Bright? - IndieWire (F)
“There’s boring, there’s bad, and then there’s Bright, a movie so profoundly awful that Republicans will probably try to pass it into law over Christmas break. From the director of Suicide Squad and the writer of Victor Frankenstein comes a fresh slice of hell that somehow represents new lows for them both — a dull and painfully derivative ordeal that often feels like it was made just to put those earlier misfires into perspective.”

Bright’s buddy cop dynamic - The Telegraph (2/5)
“One of the cops is Will Smith, as a regular, cynical officer called Ward, and the other is his partner Jakoby, the do-gooder played by Edgerton, in mottled make-up that makes him look like a kissing cousin to some minor Star Trek species. Edgerton, as he regularly has been, is the best thing about the movie. He finds a way to navigate the cops’ quippy-quippy relationship while forging a distinct personality… Smith is fine. Thoroughly conventional as it might be, their dynamic is some kind of life-raft for an audience to cling on to. It’s just a life-raft struggling to stay intact in a gloopy and incessant flow of molten lava.”

Bright is… good? - Variety (4.5/5)
“Bright is the best Netflix original movie to date, and it absolutely deserves to be seen on the big screen, though don’t let that stop you from watching it home, as End of Watch director David Ayer’s welcome return to the cop-movie genre — following a disastrous wrong turn into Suicide Squad territory, of which we will say no more — fills an intense, grown-up movie niche that Hollywood once did so well, but has since replaced with formula-driven product.”

Bright’s failed world-building - Entertainment Weekly (D+)
“In theory, a modern-day fantasy setting sounds like a perfect franchise starter, and with better execution, it could’ve made for a launchpad to all sorts of sequels and spinoffs. In reality, Ayer and Landis’s world is so dull and ill-conceived that few will want to spend any additional time there. It’s a world of magic that lacks any of its own”

Bright’s messy mash-up - Total Film (2/5)
“Neither a satisfying treaty on diversity and ‘race’ wars, nor a fulfilling fantasy, it derails at the end of the first act with a confusing moment of anti-heroism, and never recovers. Be(a)st in show is Edgerton as the sweet-natured orc just trying to do his job, but he’s the one bright spot in an otherwise confused genre mash that fails to deliver on the promise of its big ideas.”



Guess I replied in the wrong thread. I watched Bright. It wasn’t THAT bad.

It just felt a bit messy with trying to create a world. Edgerton was easily the best part of the movie. Will Smith’s character is his character from Bad Boys but 25 years with the force in.

I’d absolutely not call it the worst movie of 2017, though. I’d much rather have wished this movie to be a TV show though. It needed time to develop.


Agreed. Bright wasn’t anything to write home about, but it wasn’t the worst movie I’ve ever seen.

Over my time off I also…

read ‘Annihilation’ - pretty good, I’m interested to see how they adapt it for the movie
watched Wonder Woman - Good stuff fo sho
started watching Dark on Netflix - like Smurf I opted for the english subtitles. I’m really liking this show. A German Stranger Things is an accurate way to describe it.


Over my break, we binged 3.5 seasons of Halt and Catch Fire, Punisher S1, The Detour S2, The Travelers S2, watched Wonder Woman (again) and Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets (meh), then I platinum’d Life is Strange: Before the Storm and Guardians of the Galaxy: Telltale Series and also finished Destiny: Curse of Osiris and Horizon: The Frozen Wild. Plus, played tons o’Starfighter Assault in Battlefront 2.

It was glorious—way too cold to go outside, so it was the perfect vacation.


You put my vacation to shame.


Also - Scary Movie 2 is still funny.


Anybody watch that season premier of Black Mirror yet? Hot damn that was the best ep yet. Unfortunately I thought ep 2 was pretty lame, but that’s as far as I have gotten so far. Hoping it picks back up.


I’ve watched all of the Black Mirror episodes. It’s a far cry from what this series was when LASSIE first suggested it to me about 5 years ago, but still good enough.


Finished Black Mirror S3 the other night and the first episode of S4 last night. Very solid opening to S4.

Show seems to be 70% greatness and 30% that I bail on half way through.


Think the Blade Runner universe was their inspiration?


I’m on board


They had me at Nine Inch Nails.


Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Actually hilarious! The first 2/3rds of the movie was REALLY funny. There were 2 parts in particular where I just couldn’t stop laughing. There were plot/pacing issues and some super cheesy parts, but overall, I’m shocked that this didn’t suck.

On a side note. If you are a parent of a 3-year-old, and you take that 3-year-old to a 10 PM MOVIE, you should be dragged out of the theater by your hair and publicly urinated on in front of your child. I wanted to throw my entire Pepsi at them.