Geek Speak 108: Bum Cheeks for Daaaaaays!

Hello there, you lovely!

On this week’s episode of Geek Speak, Alex, Jo, and Diarmuid discuss some heavy topics but also nerd out about many awesome things they have observed with their eyeballs. This should be interesting!

They ramble about:

  • Time-Waster of the Week: Awaken With JP (courtesy of Stingo)
  • RUMOUR: Johnny Depp’s Grindewald in Fantastic Beasts being recast
  • Luc Besson’s Lucy sequel has a script
  • New Matrix Movie: Zak Penn confirms it’s not a reboot or continuation
  • Fast and Furious 9 pushed back to 2020
  • The Good Place
  • Fortnite Battle Royale
  • Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story and Mystic Messenger
  • Ticket to Ride: First Journey and you can read Alex’s review here
  • Blade Runner 2049 (no spoilers)

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Comments

  1. StealthyJoe

    Hi guys, as always great show, I really like the idea of having grindewald recast Johnny’s performance lately have annoyed me more than anything, including this one.

    There does not need to be another lucy but they did make a lot of money on the last one, it wad just some stupid fun pretending to me something more and it was fun but I will not be watching any sequal the story is finished and they should have left it like that. I think I would enjoy some more matrix, some different stories during our before the events of the first film.

    As for blade runner, I really like the film and right now I do not have all the words that I need to explain. I truly like the theme of exploring the meaning of what is humanity on every level and continuing that from the first film in such new complex way yet explained easily with so few words. Transforming the question from one of human consciousness to also include the human body as vehicle of what it is to be human. But these are just my opinion and initial interpretation of the film. 

    I would recommend watching this video for some of the real world point of view regarding the rights of machines or replicates,  , this is a great easy to watch video. 

    As for the visual, design, sound and even the editing of all the beats to be so even regardless of action or dialog on screen is just amazing. 

    I did want to add that I need though of the rapey aspect of decked, and you are right. But I don’t not think it just about “the era when the film was made” but just he is not a totally likable character, he is human with good and bad traits. Just let me say that being like that makes that a very bad trait but it plays into the relationship with Rachel and what he thinks of her at the time, human or machine. But now that you have pointed it out I feel stupid for not seeing it before, sorry. 

  2. stingo

    Should there have been spoiler tags for the discussion of the original Blade Runner film?

  3. ITS YOUR BOY JOSH!!!

    Hey,

    Another greats show, full of entertainment and such fun.

     

    However, I have a couple things I need to disclose before I say what I need to say:

    – Firstly, I haven’t seen the original Blade Runner all the way through. I’ve seen pretty much all of it over multiple viewings but I can’t watch it start to finish. Purely because I find it incredibly slow and what I’m given doesn’t hold my attention.

    – Secondly, I understand Blade Runner was phenomenal for it’s time. However, as I am watching outside of that time I don’t find it nearly as stunning (I am lacking any kind of nostalgia for it – and to a certain extent, I had alot of hype as everyone would tell me it’s one of the greatest films of all time)

     

    Okay – my thoughts on Blade Runner 2049 are as follows.

    3/5 Barrels

    It’s a pretty film, however it holds on these shots for far too long. And it doesn’t help the films run time at 2 hr 45.

    The story is good, I hear it builds on what was there before but if you watch like I did. As a stand alone film, it makes sense and it’s an interesting detective story. It has some fantastic moments, but the story isn’t groundbreaking.

    Soundtrack was… off putting – I understand that it’s in line with the original… but man it was just annoying. There wasn’t a single moment where I went “yeah, that moment was awesome because of the music”

    Overall, I was also fairly bored when watching it, there were moments that captivated me and then it dropped off due to it’s length.

    Personally, if they’d toned down the soundtrack cut 30 seconds off the end of alot of the shots, this would have been a 4/5 movie that only went on for 2hrs.

     

    I am not looking to tell someone their opinion is wrong, I’ve just seen everyone praising this film and I honestly don’t hugely see it.

    I do agree with Jo about the cinematography – it is beautiful at times.

     

    Anyway, please can someone watch American Vandal because I feel like no one is listening to me when I recommend it.

     

    Also… Team BRB actually completed the raid… TWICE… (with barely any cheating)

     

    Much Love.

     

    Josh

  4. Alex

    stingo said
    Should there have been spoiler tags for the discussion of the original Blade Runner film?  

    Interesting question. Possibly, but I would say not. 1) We tried to walk very carefully around specific characters developments and the central Deckard question of the story (whether we were successful, that’s for you to say). 2) Saying that there is a romance between these two people is not, I think, a spoiler. You can guess as much just from the posters of the movie. However, if you consider that scene a rape – and I do, even if the movie itself doesn’t – then I think that is important to mention. I think rape is a very triggering topic and it is good to warn people about it (obviously, similar statements can be made about other kinds of violence and we should try to be better at signposting them). 3)Even though this is an ‘old’ movie, the recent sequel would re-introduce a lot of new people to it, so I would try and not spoil it for people, despite it being out for a long time.

    This is my reasoning, curious to hear what others thought.

    StealthyJoe said

    I did want to add that I need though of the rapey aspect of decked, and you are right. But I don’t not think it just about “the era when the film was made” but just he is not a totally likable character, he is human with good and bad traits. Just let me say that being like that makes that a very bad trait but it plays into the relationship with Rachel and what he thinks of her at the time, human or machine. But now that you have pointed it out I feel stupid for not seeing it before, sorry.   

    Re-listening to the episode, I am angry at myself because I don’t think I explained it properly. I think Jo was arguing that the movie itself does not consider or intended the scene to be a rape scene, which I agree with. However, I think that even if they didn’t intend it to be, it was still a rape scene. Having said that, I agree 100% that it is an important scene for both characters and it is interesting to see how other people interpreted it.

    @Bleezey

    Agree, nostalgia is a big part of it. The cult following it developed so many years later and the reverence with which it is talked about is definitely overwhelming for new viewers. You will hear this on the next episode, but I don’t think a lot of the old movies would stand the test of modern audiences if they were not already considered ‘classics’. 

    For me, Blade Runner 2049 is 4/5, but then I really like its pace. And, this is a just different taste thing, but I loved the music. It was a perfect sci-fi soundtrack.

    Is American Vandal on Netflix? I need something new to watch.

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