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Thread: What have you watched lately?

  1. #3026
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    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Landahn
    There are a fair few explosions in The Expendables 3.

  2. #3027
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Watched the movie "Creep". All in all, pretty damn good. Even if the guy filming it (as it's another camera feed horror-ish one) is a total dumbass. Only negative is that the trailer ruined about 1/2 of the jump scares. But yeah, good film.

    8/10

  3. #3028
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    Registered: Jun 2004
    Watched the first 4 episodes of Jericho, intriguing show. Some interesting events foreshadowed on the horizon. Hope it doesn't get too formulaic.

  4. #3029
    Made it through a lot of Doctor Who (the post 2005 reboot) over the last few months while I've been away. I've pleasantly surprised until I logged on this morning and found that those DIRTY SONS OF BITCHES at the BBC have revoked US streaming for all Dr. Who related content, on all channels. The semi good news is that for the next few months I'll be able to access the last season by spoofing a UK IP address.

  5. #3030
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Cyberghost 5 FTW.

    I use that for all my VPN needs in those sorts of cases.

  6. #3031
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    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    So Silicon Valley is funny as shit. It's not what I'd call pitch perfect, there are bumps, but it holds up on the whole.

    For some reason I thought it was going to turn into Big Bang Theory, but happily so far it's avoided that fate. For one, BBT's cast are caricatures to their core. SV is about guys you can believe are real people.

  7. #3032
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    So, I'm late to the feelbad-party that is Making a Murderer. Just watched the last episode. God, I feel bad for Brendan. That kid reminds me of myself when I was young and naive. Of course he's gonna agree with what the police are insisting is the truth, especially when they say he has to agree in order not to get in trouble. I probably would've.

  8. #3033
    Quote Originally Posted by henke View Post
    So, I'm late to the feelbad-party that is Making a Murderer. Just watched the last episode. God, I feel bad for Brendan. That kid reminds me of myself when I was young and naive. Of course he's gonna agree with what the police are insisting is the truth, especially when they say he has to agree in order not to get in trouble. I probably would've.
    That show is long overdue. There's a ton of people who will instinctively gravite towards copsucking(which means figuratively what it literally sounds like), but given that Americans mostly believe whatever television tells them to this show will go a long way towards pulling the wool off their eyes and realizing that no, not all police are like the ones you see on crime shows or COPS.


    Still, if you think that's bad you should ask your black friends how they feel about cops. Either them or any such group which is subject to regular police abuse and harassment.

  9. #3034
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    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Police discriminating against black people!? That's a startling revelation - how long has this been going on?

  10. #3035
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    Registered: Nov 2003
    Ripper street: Almost good, but gave up some time into the third season. Has the same problems Copper had of trying to be too edgy drumming up suspense.

    New season of Black Sails is kind of meh so far. I've seen some of the criticism of the show and it's fair enough I guess, but compare it to Crossbones and you ought to understand why it made it past series 1.

    Beasts of no Nation: I wouldn't give it an Oscar, but I wouldn't be upset if it got one.

    Lastly, I'm watching the last half of the latest season of The Good Wife. Quality has dropped noticeably, but it's still my favourite TV show currently on.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_Tarantula View Post
    Still, if you think that's bad you should ask your black friends how they feel about cops. Either them or any such group which is subject to regular police abuse and harassment.
    You've convinced me, and I think I have a solution. I'm going to go to my local library and shout at strangers.

  11. #3036
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Wolf of Wall Street watched. Great movie. And dayam Margot Robbie. She was hot in neighbours, and hot in everything else. Very good acting all round.

    9/10.

  12. #3037
    Quote Originally Posted by icemann View Post
    Wolf of Wall Street watched. Great movie. And dayam Margot Robbie. She was hot in neighbours, and hot in everything else. Very good acting all round.

    9/10.
    "Great"?

    I'll give you good acting and Margot Robbie being hot, but the movie completely fails at what it advertised. It's not about a tale of corruption and greed. It's not even about Leonardo DiCaprio being Jordan Belfort: It's about Leonardio DiCaprio being Leonardo DiCaprio.

    If you want something a little bit more interesting(but less over the top) watch Billions or the Big Short. Both are semi-accurate portrayals of finance.

  13. #3038
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    That's fine. I still very much enjoyed it.

  14. #3039
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    Registered: May 2004
    Nah it was great and exactly what it advertised.

  15. #3040
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    Registered: Jun 2004
    Gotten deeper into Jericho, feels a bit like Walking Dead in the whole how-do-we-survive and tough-moral-leadership-choices but with nuclear war instead of zombies.

    also started on Jessica Jones and I am intrigued so far. I love psychological movies and topics of mental issues, so that's keeping me interested! But I've had multiple friends tell me they started on it but then just kind of fizzled out, so we'll see.

  16. #3041
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    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    To help lift the thread confusion to happy new heights, I just watched the first episode of the Norwegian kookfest Occupied I mentioned here.

    So ... I liked it. The premise is insane, but sort of like 24 kind of insane. You're not going to have very good "high drama" without somebody being kind of bonkers somewhere, and who better than Russian paramilitary sort of suddenly appearing all over the country and like, "Hey, we own this now." And I like, as an American/foreigner, that it's kind of a Freudian window into the European paranoia de jour... In this alt-history, the US already bounced NATO and is in no mood to help defend democracy anymore, so Norway is on its own. And when Sweden sided against it, it was like the final knife in the back. Yeah, probably not good for rational politics, but interesting for me to try to read into it.

    It's not so clearly rightwing kookage either. The good guys are climate change crusaders and "grassroots democracy for the little guy" types, and it's big oil and national security types that are the bad guys. It's about an attack Norwegian values, but that's already pretty left of center to begin with. Or I guess there's fodder for kook leftys and rightys to both feed off of.
    Last edited by demagogue; 12th Feb 2016 at 02:31. Reason: spoilers

  17. #3042
    Quote Originally Posted by Yakoob View Post
    Gotten deeper into Jericho, feels a bit like Walking Dead in the whole how-do-we-survive and tough-moral-leadership-choices but with nuclear war instead of zombies.

    also started on Jessica Jones and I am intrigued so far. I love psychological movies and topics of mental issues, so that's keeping me interested! But I've had multiple friends tell me they started on it but then just kind of fizzled out, so we'll see.

    Plus it's got the doctor playing the main villain. How's his performance here.

  18. #3043
    Went to see Deadpool. Was thoroughly entertained. It wasn't a constant barrage of jokes or fourth wall breaking, but those elements were still present, as they should be in a Deadpool movie. The plot was predictable, but served well as a means to drive events forward. And as Wade reminds people (and the audience), he may have super powers but he's no hero.

  19. #3044
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    This week with the opening of Zoolander on Thursday, I thought it was time to watch the first one. Really great stuff. Very funny.

    Next day went to the sequel. Not as good. Still funny, just not as funny and it gets a bit too stupid at times. There's only so much suspension of disbelief style stuff before you go "oh come on, that is so unrealistic". I know it's meant to be like that, but still. Worth a watch however.

  20. #3045
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    Registered: May 2004
    Been watching the new X-Files series, and the third episode is one of the best in the series. The latest, on the other hand, was so atrociously terrible I don't know how it got green lit.

    Some of the other writers on the show are excellent, but Chris Carter really needs to stop writing for the X-Files and just focus on running it. Yikes.

  21. #3046
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Finished off Matt Smith's (the 12th Doctor) run of Doctor Who. Going into this I had been very meh about it, as I'd held David Tennant's run up as the best Doctor of the new series. Then I started going through the episodes, and god damn their nearly all excellent. It even features the best episode of the new series (Day of the Doctor). His run gives great respect to the old series, bringing back old favorites (the Ice Warriors, Silurians etc), and the companions this time round are fantastic. By the end I was loving this more than the Tennant seasons, which surprised the hell out of me.

    AND they finally showed some of the damn Time War plus changed it's outcome, sort of and answered the regenerations running out big question, which I'd had since like the 80s. Even if it's just for another 50 real years until they reach a stage where his new 12 remaining regenerations are done.

    So all in all, Doctor Who at it's finest that I've seen it at in a VERY long time. Oh and dayam they picked some very good looking female companions (Karen Gillan then later Jenna Coleman). Billie Piper was great in the Tennant series but that was it. This time round, plenty of good eye candy + feisty personalities to match. Never hurts . Great great stuff.

    Now onto the current Doctor's (Peter Capaldi) episodes. Hopefully it's as good.

  22. #3047
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    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Europops
    Deadpool, which I enjoyed.

    Walking Dead has restarted. Liked that too.

  23. #3048
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    Registered: Jun 2004
    Getting close to wrapping up Jessica Jones. Overall, I quite like it, especially after introducing Kilgrave. I just dig all that psychological shit up :P Tho some of the stuff happening in later episodes (like the drug-induced rampage) are just a little over-the-top silly and had me rolling my eyes.

  24. #3049
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Just watched "The Den". I would put this one into the same vein as "Unfriended" as both are quite similar minus the supernatural elements. The uniqueness of this one (plus the movie Creep which I mentioned earlier on) on, is that this one could realistically happen unlike say V.H.S, Cloverfield or The Blair Witch Project. Especially if you factor in what's revealed at the end.

    So all in all an excellent camera feed/lost footage movie.

    9/10.

  25. #3050
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    You wait forever for some cool new series to show up on Netflix and then 3 turn up at once!

    Family Guy, Season 13 - ok the Simpsons crossover that took up the first 2 episodes was as bad as I'd been led to believe, but ep 3 was good.

    Better Call Saul, Season 2 - first episode was alright, nothing mindblowing. What does that switch in his office do tho, GUYS!? (personal theory: it gave Walter White cancer) And apparently this thing isn't being released all at once but like one episode per week or something??? What is this, 1998?

    Love, Season 1 - Love Paul Rust. Love Gillian Jacobs. But I'll keep it in my pants till I finish Family Guy. Don't need 2 sit-coms going at once.

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