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Thread: What have you watched lately?

  1. #5101
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    Registered: Dec 2001
    Location: OldDark Detox Clinic
    I am not going through the whole thread to check. Anybody discussed "Dear White People" on Netflix?

  2. #5102
    There's this little thing over to the right that says "Search Thread."

  3. #5103
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    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Third grave from left.
    Ooh! I never noticed that! Since when has that been there?

  4. #5104
    Pretty much the beginning of times...

    I've watched Dear White People the movie when it came out... I haven't checked out the TV show, as I thought the movie did a great job at telling its story and at the time, the idea of making it a series felt like milking it for TV... (Which I fully admit might be unfair.)

  5. #5105
    I'm watching Norwegian TV-production Beforeigners (on HBO), a mix of detective and historical drama about people migrating through time, from different eras, and ending up in our times. Language is an important part of it and it's great to hear people speak some Old Norse for a change (even if they, assumedly, had to wing the pronunciation a bit, although, from what I've read, the creators put in the research to make it sound as genuine as possible). Not without bits of comedy even if the main focus is on the drama.

  6. #5106
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    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    Quote Originally Posted by qolelis View Post
    I'm watching Norwegian TV-production Beforeigners (on HBO), a mix of detective and historical drama about people migrating through time, from different eras, and ending up in our times. Language is an important part of it and it's great to hear people speak some Old Norse for a change (even if they, assumedly, had to wing the pronunciation a bit, although, from what I've read, the creators put in the research to make it sound as genuine as possible). Not without bits of comedy even if the main focus is on the drama.
    I saw a trailer for this that looked absolutely trashy, but possibly the fun kind of trash.

    We just finished the first season of Justified. I wasn't really on board at the beginning - it felt bland and uninteresting, though with the occasional glimpse of charm - but the way the season develops it manages to make its characters quite a bit more interesting than they seem at first. Definitely curious to see how it continues to develop in S2, though we will probably take a bit of a break and watch something else first. One of the series I'm hoping to watch very soon is The Plot Against America.

  7. #5107
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    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: Netherlands
    The Plot Against America is definitely worth watching, enjoy!

  8. #5108
    Quote Originally Posted by Thirith View Post
    I saw a trailer for this that looked absolutely trashy, but possibly the fun kind of trash.
    It is the fun kind. Charming. I like it. To each their own, though -- and by that I of course mean that it's a Scandinavian thing that you domesticated scrofas are too refined to understand.

    Also, are trailers ever good? I for the most part avoid them.

    Edit:
    And now I've watched all six episodes, hoping for more to come.
    Last edited by qolelis; 1st Jul 2020 at 21:41.

  9. #5109
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Trailers used to be awesome. Now they just spoil all of the best bits.

  10. #5110
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    Location: The land of ever sideways rain
    Quote Originally Posted by icemann View Post
    I thought S2 had some excellent episodes. Like the one done from the American Indian's perspective. I was totally rooting for the humans in it though, and got pissed every time they'd go down in 2 seconds in a fire fight. You would think they would have at least a few troops who knew actual good weapons training, but nope.

    S3 was interesting, but more like something out of the Ghost in the Shell anime. I liked it more in the actual Westworld park. First few episodes of S3 I liked, as I'd not seen a live action cyberpunk setting done on TV before that wasn't anime.
    Well, no, don't get me wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed Westworld s2 and s3. Several interesting bits, but the writing seemed to lose focus, more as if the writer was on drugs, or wanted to make you feel as if you were. I did not enjoy that. But the different perspectives, yes, I enjoyed.


    [Edit: update problem, several posts in between what I was replying to, added quote]
    Last edited by Gray; 2nd Jul 2020 at 16:10.

  11. #5111
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    Registered: May 2004
    Gave in and watched Westworld s3. I shouldn't have. It was more of hollywood pretending to have some radical, profound message while saying absolutely nothing. Zero actual substance.

  12. #5112
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    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    At least they left it for the audience to say this time. Come on, say it with me:

    'Doesn't look like anything to me.'

  13. #5113
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    Lol

    Westworld S02 was enough for me. Boy did the end drag.

    Quote Originally Posted by raph View Post

    I've watched Dear White People the movie when it came out... I haven't checked out the TV show, as I thought the movie did a great job at telling its story and at the time, the idea of making it a series felt like milking it for TV... (Which I fully admit might be unfair.)
    Never saw the film (would like to) but the first season of the tv series was pretty good imho.


    I saw Gemini Man.

    It was pretty bad.


    Also Ozark S03. Great stuff.

  14. #5114
    Yeah, my wife and I just finished Ozark. It's a great show, in the same vein as Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Glad to see it was just renewed.

    We've now moved on to Yellowstone, which I'd heard so much about, but am not really all that impressed with, 5 episodes in. It's a lot of redneck, mountain man BS, and its seems like they're trying to be badass like the series mentioned above, but they can't quite pull it off. So far at least.

  15. #5115
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    Never heard of it. Is it on Netflix?

    Re: Orzark. I thought the first series was quite a slow burn, and I got why some people didn't like it so much. S2 and 3 were much more... complicated. Whilst I liked them I hope they reign it in a bit.

    Also, Ruth is ace.

  16. #5116
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    Registered: Aug 2016
    Location: The Real America.
    Watching Knives Out right now.
    Holy shit its good, got me on the edge of my seat.

  17. #5117
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    Registered: Aug 2016
    Location: The Real America.
    Oh fuck me, that was some good shit. When I think it will zig, it zags.
    Should have watched this movie earlier!

  18. #5118
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Now that is an awesome username.

  19. #5119
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    It really isn't

  20. #5120
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    Location: Finland
    I've been watching...

    Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga - I enjoy the actual Eurovision and Will Ferrell movies probably more than they deserve, so I was really expecting to like this. But, eh, it fell pretty flat for me. All the jokes just seemed really obvious and lazy. Maybe it's more fun for people who are only vaguely aware of the Eurovision, but all the things they're lampooning here were funnier the first time around, when they really happened.

    The Shape of Water - I remember this one getting a lot of flak so I was surprised at how good it turned out to be. But then again, this always happens when a just "pretty good" movie wins the Best Picture Oscar. (it's not that good) Anyway, it's like a weird little love story set in the periphery of one of del Toro's big-budget monster movies.

    Ad Astra - Most of the scenarios this sci-fi story depicts are a bit more out there and silly than Gravity or Interstellar, but it still takes itself very seriously, which makes it a bit tonally weird. It's still entertaining tho.

    King of the Hill (first two and a half seasons) - I'll tell you hwat, I didn't really like this show when it came on the air in the late 90's. As a teenager I loved Beavis and Butthead of course and kinda felt like ol' Mike Judge had lost it when he started making this show centered on a boring, adult, propane salesman. Now that I myself am a boring adult, I love it.

    Spiderman: Far From Home - Ahhhh it's good! Particularly loved the mid-movie twist. Did not see that coming.

    Dragged Across Concrete - S. Craig Zahler's latest is surprisingly less intense in its graphic violence than his earlier films(Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cellblock 99), but it's an uncomfortable watch for other reasons. Mainly because it stars Mel Gibson as a racist policeofficer who gets suspended when cellphone footage emerges of him stepping on the neck of a latino suspect. After his suspension he wrangles his partner (Vince Vaughn) into doing a heist, because he feels like after a lifetime of serving the law he's not getting what he deserves. The movie alternates between following the 2 cops and following a couple younger, black criminals. Henry (Tory Kittles) gets out of prison at the start of the movie, but finds no other options than to resort to crime, so along with his friend Biscuit (Michael Jai White) he starts getting involved with some bad dudes planning a heist of their own. It's an uncomfortable, tense, and very engrossing movie. Zahler has Tarantino-levels of skill at combining the mundane and the extreme in his characters dialogue. He also kinda fits in the same camp as Lars Von Trier for me where, yeah his movies are good, but I wouldn't exactly recommend you watch them. Unless you're some sorta masochist.

  21. #5121
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Tonight watched Mortal Kombat Legends - Scorpion's Revenge. First anime movie that I have watched in years and holy hot damn is it good. HEAPS of gore (which is appropriate considering its MK). Fight scenes were great. Majority of the voice acting was good, though one of the voice actors played 2-3 characters who at times were in the same scenes which was quite jarring.

    Having been playing Fallout New Vegas on and off since COVID19 hit I noticed his voice right away, as he voiced "Dog" in the Sierra Madre DLC.

    This is a must watch if your a fan of the games and to a degree the first of the 2 live action movies, which I personally really enjoyed. Hate the second. The anime goes off in its own direction but has some parallels here and there.

  22. #5122
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    Registered: May 2004
    So there's this video series on the Screen Rant channel where a screen writer pitches all kinds of crazy movies to a producer and I've been binging on those. They are pretty awesome, if you're a movie nerd. Just a few examples:






  23. #5123
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    Location: Finland
    The Old Guard - Man, this is the best action movie I've watched in a while. Sets up its mythos and stakes very well. You'd think a movie about a bunch of immortal soldiers would be low-stakes, but it does a great/terrifying job at showing there are fates worse than death. The action is well choreographed, the pacing is tight, and the finale is thrilling. Looking forward to the sequel!

    Da 5 Bloods - This was good. Good characters, good drama. Delroy Lindo should be in MORE STUFF.

    Rambo: Last Blood - Eehhhhhh. Very violent, not very good.

    Bad Times At The El Royale - More like OK times at el royale cuz it was ok, look I dont even know what to say about this can we just move on

    The Tale of The Princess Kaguya - I'm glad y'all convinced me to finish this. It's very good. Also the procession of celestial beings music SLAPS!

    Space Cop - Yeah, I bought this. The Red Letter Media guys have entertained me for years, the least I can do is buy their crappy movie! Even though it's not a great movie I did still have a smile on my face for much of it. If you're enough of a RLM fan that just the visual of Rich Evans running into a bunch of garbage cans and yelling "OH MY GOD THE GARBAGE CANS!" as the falls over and accidentally pulls the cans over himself makes you laugh, then this is worth a watch. I also laughed out loud at the kung fu fight where Space Cop is suddenly a lot less pudgy and pulling off crazy roundhouse kicks in the wide shots and then you realize it's Len Kabasinski. A whole bunch of other RLM regulars show up, and also some real actors who actually know how to act! It did sorta drag in the later half, but still a fun watch.

  24. #5124
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    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    I'm glad you got something out of finishing Princess Kaguya, as I think there's a lot there to like. It's definitely not as personable as, say, Miyazaki's films, but this also means that it can go to places that Miyazaki has never really gone.

    Bad Times at the El Royale is an okay film, but to me it felt a bit like so many Netflix originals: good craftsmanship, surprisingly good cast, but oddly calculated in how it brings in all its supposedly crowdpleasing elements. There's little that stands out, there's nothing that really grabs you. It's pleasant, it's enjoyable, and then it's over and you barely remember anything other than the title.

    I've been watching a bunch of Steven Soderbergh films recently, from the oddball Schizopolis via High Flying Bird (a Netflix original, but I liked it more than I expected) to The Limey (an unexpected gem), Ocean's Eleven (love that one) and Solaris (really fond of this as well).

  25. #5125
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    Location: Finland
    Yeah, I'm on the same page with Bad Times. It's the kinda thing that could easily end up feeling like a Tarantino-wannabe that thinks it's cooler than it really is, but it manages to stay just self-aware enough to avoid that. But it never really manages to feel great, instead it's just... competent.

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