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Old 03-01-19, 06:49 AM
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The sun was dying out, people all around the world built giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and to sail Earth to a new star system. Yet the 2500 years journey came with unexpected dangers, and in order to save humanity, a group of young people in this age of a wandering Earth came out boldly and fought hard for everyone's survival.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7605074
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_wandering_earth


This movie is HUGE over in China. It has made over $650 million so far. It is starting to play in the States at some theatres this weekend. Netflix bought the global streaming rights.

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Old 03-01-19, 07:56 AM
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Looks interesting.
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Old 03-01-19, 07:59 AM
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That look pretty wild. Definitely check it out when it come to Netflix.
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Old 05-06-19, 02:42 PM
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FYI

This is now available on Netflix.

It's made almost $700M in China
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Old 05-06-19, 04:30 PM
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Trailer looks interesting, but I feel like it could be another The Day After Tomorrow. Amusing to watch once, but the stupidity shows on subsequent viewings.
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Sweet! Added to the queue.
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Old 05-06-19, 09:45 PM
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Find this rather odd. According to something I read just a few years ago, the Chinese government is (was?) opposed (banned?) certain literary genres... science fiction among them.
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Old 05-06-19, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
Trailer looks interesting, but I feel like it could be another The Day After Tomorrow. Amusing to watch once, but the stupidity shows on subsequent viewings.
I watched it in the theater on Chinese New Year and watching it now on Netflix a few months later and Iím still enjoying it. The Day After Tomorrow was a terrible movie and one I never wanted a second viewing of.
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Old 05-07-19, 03:31 AM
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Utter nonsense but entertaining enough. Some good action and decent effects.
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Added to queue! And since I was ready to start a new book, began Liu Cixin's short story collection "The Wandering Earth". I was blown away by his "Remembrance of Earth's Past" trilogy (The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, Death's End) when I read it last year. Epic hard sci-fi of the sort that I hadn't been reading for some time (and the first book won the 2015 Hugo award for best novel).

As chance would have it, the title story was the first in the collection and I read it last night. Liu packs a lot into a 50 page novella and it would easily fill a movie with just what he wrote. The concept is admittedly a bit silly, and one that I had seen before (I remember an old pulp story by Edmond Hamilton with essentially the same idea) but Liu handles it as well as possible.

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Find this rather odd. According to something I read just a few years ago, the Chinese government is (was?) opposed (banned?) certain literary genres... science fiction among them.
Maybe at one time (and certainly during the period of the Cultural Revolution in the 60's and 70's), but now I get the impression China has had an active sci-fi literary scene at least since the 80's. In Liu's "The Three-Body Problem" and "The Dark Forest", I was pleasantly surprised to see that he could include disturbing scenes from the time of the Cultural Revolution (I was under the impression that the subject matter was one that China was reluctant to address).
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Sweet! Added to the queue.
NF Search doesn't come up with the title.
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Find this rather odd. According to something I read just a few years ago, the Chinese government is (was?) opposed (banned?) certain literary genres... science fiction among them.

If there is one thing that can overcome any governmentís opposition to anything, it is the ass-loads of cash the government can make from that taboo item.
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Originally Posted by melasnus View Post
NF Search doesn't come up with the title.
Look at the bell icon when you log into Netflix on your browser. It's noted on there.


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Old 05-07-19, 05:05 PM
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Look at the bell icon when you log into Netflix on your browser. It's noted on there.
Don't see a bell icon.

FWIW, I am always "logged in," I never have to do it manually.
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Originally Posted by melasnus View Post
Don't see a bell icon.

FWIW, I am always "logged in," I never have to do it manually.

C'mon man, it's on the upper right of the screen


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Old 05-07-19, 05:27 PM
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Aha, I just learned something.
The "bell" only comes up when I am accessing the Streaming section of the website thru my computer.
Problem is I NEVER watch a movie on my computer.
I watch NF streams thru the Smart TV app in my HT.

On my computer, I have my NF queue linked to my Favorites and it always comes up first.

Sorry about the confusion.
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