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  1. #301
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
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    Brave New World Order
    World Without Order
    World Disorder
    World Without Borders lol

  2. #302
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    Discovered that the Hands On A Hardbody musical I like is based on a Hands On A Hardbody documentary and now I need to see the documentary.



    I'M GONNA WATCH IT!

  3. #303
    LittleFlower
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: Netherlands
    I can't believe nobody is mentioning "Dark".

    Season 1 of Dark was released in December 2017. Netflix. 10 Episodes. German language, or dubbed in your favorite language. I really liked season 1. It had pretty good ratings.

    Season 2 was released June 21st (less than 2 months ago). 8 Episodes. I've now watched 5 out of 8 episodes. It's AMAZING.

    Maybe the best tv-series I've seen so far. (I liked the first seasons of GoT, but I hated the last season(s). Last month I've watched Twin Peaks season 3. Really good, but far from perfect. Stranger Things is entertaining, but it's mostly a show for kids. Chernobyl was good, but no more than that. Breaking Bad was not my show (even though I watched all seasons). Etc.). There will be a Dark Season 3 next year. And it will conclude the story. No risk of endlessly dragging on the series and ruining the story that way.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_%...s%29#Reception
    On Rotten Tomatoes, Season 2 of the series holds an approval rating of 100% based on 14 reviews, with a user rating of 99% based on 580 reviews. Since 4 July 2019 the Series holds the first Place in IMDbs TVmeter, which makes it the worlds most popular show right now.
    I'm not sure if Dark is the best tv-series I've ever seen. But for sure I can not think of a show that I liked better.

    Go check it out. Watch a few episodes of season 1. See if you like it. I'm watching with German language and Dutch subtitles. If English is your first language, maybe you should listen to the English dub. But otherwise, listen to the original German voices, with your preferred subtitles. It's not a "simple" show. You need to pay attention while watching. But people are here because they liked the TTLG games. Which were "made for MIT graduates". So I think the ttlg-crowd should be able to appreciate Dark.

    Also very important: do not check wiki-pages until you've seen both seasons. And don't look at family-trees or time-lines online. They *all* have spoilers. Go in blind. If necessary, write down your own family-tree if you need to (I did that, and it helped. (FYI the core of the story is centered around 4 families, and it helps if you know who is related to whom)). I checked the wiki-page after watching S01E02, and immediately read a spoiler on the wiki-page. Lucky for me, the spoiler was revealed in S01E03, so it didn't spoil too much for me. Since then, I'm avoiding any online info like the plague. If you still have some questions, you can post them here (or pm me) and I'll try to answer them as spoiler-free as possible.

    Maybe you also shouldn't watch any trailers. Not even the ones on the Netflix website. The show is made by Germans, but I bet the trailers are made by Americans. As usual they can't do anything without fucking it up.

    Just watch the show. Enjoy.
    Last edited by Gryzemuis; 15th Aug 2019 at 21:22.

  4. #304
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    Not sure I'm going to watch it, but apparently they are making Matrix 4. Just one question. There were two other Matrix movies?

  5. #305
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    Registered: Aug 2004
    Not really really. Those ones only ever existed inside The Matrix itself.

  6. #306
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    It's been 20 years since The Matrix was released. Is anyone feeling old yet? I'm feeling something, but that just might be last night's undigested basil parm chicken

  7. #307
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    I feel very old. The Matrix was probably the first action movie I cared about for several years, the previous one being Terminator 2. I was bored by all that stuff, but it made me think you could still do cool things with action movies.


    Anyway, on a side note: I'm hosting movie night for the family this weekend, can anyone suggest a fairly recent movie that would suit a 10-year old girl, a few 20-30-ish people and a bitter grumpy old cynic? Suggestions welcome.

  8. #308
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    Those two movies are sort of benchmarks for the genre, so it's going to be very hard to surpass them. I suppose there's always Kill Bill and Fury Road in terms of movies that attempt to scale those heights.

    For movie night, I'd say your crowd sounds like it would enjoy Beasts of the Southern Wild, which isn't very recent, but is an excellent family movie. Probably a benchmark, even.

  9. #309
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    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    Depending on the group's sense of humour, there'd also be the delightful Paddington movies or one of the Laika Studios films, e.g. Kubo and the Two Strings.

  10. #310
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    Paddington was met with great approval on our FB group chat, but we've not heard from all participants yet. Probably a good suggestion, thanks.



    [Edit]

    Yet another thing that makes me feel old, I remember reading the Paddington books back in the 1970s....

  11. #311
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulphur View Post
    For movie night, I'd say your crowd sounds like it would enjoy Beasts of the Southern Wild, which isn't very recent, but is an excellent family movie. Probably a benchmark, even.
    Man, I rewatched Beasts of the Southern Wild recently and, yeah, it's amazing. It actually reminds me of The Florida Project in a lot of ways. Same themes of southern American poverty, naturalistic performances from the kid actors, and great visuals.

    Anyway, let us return... TO HYPE.



    SEP. 20th, BABY!

  12. #312
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    I intended to watch it, and now I am. That makes it officially something I was gonna watch, so I can talk about it here.

    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

    It's a rare thing for one of these throwbacks to your childhood nostalgia driven shows to show up and give you exactly what you were hoping for. So you liked The Dark Crystal back in the day? Were you hoping for more Dark Crystal, but with more interesting characters, a better paced, more carefully developed story, all wrapped in a deeper introduction to a mysterious world you only got a tantalizing glimpse of previously? Well, here you go.

    Yeah, it's all practical effects. All the characters are supercharged muppets. Some of them even move like muppets do. Though improved, the character's facial expressions are still somewhat limited at times. That's the beauty of it. It's like they took all the props from the original, updated them with better robotics, and gave the production team an even bigger budget to run rampant with.

    This is good stuff.

  13. #313
    LittleFlower
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: Netherlands
    Season 4 of Mr. Robot has finally been announced. It'll be the last season. S04E01 will be shown on October 6th (4 weeks from now).

    I enjoyed the first 3 seasons. The first half of season 2 was a bit disappointing. Not much happening, nothing exciting, no progress in the story. But then the 2nd half was pretty good again. And so was season 3. The show might not be for everyone. But I think again that it should fly a bit better than average with the TTLG-crowd. Elliot is a sort of modern day Garrett. Or maybe it's just me ? (I'm a "computer-guy", with a focus on networking. And a night-person. And I liked the Thief-games. So maybe I can relate to the main character a bit more than the average person ?)

    Anyway, you might want to check it out.
    I'm gonna rewatch S01-S03 this month, so I will have a fresh memory when S04 starts.
    The trailer for season 4 is here. It's crap. As all trailers are.

    Just for fun, just a random picture of Garrett:

  14. #314
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    Quote Originally Posted by Renzatic View Post
    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
    I really, really liked the Dark Crystal as a kid so much so that -

    When single shines the triple sun,
    What was sundered and undone,
    Shall be whole the two made one,
    By Gelfling hand, or else by none


    I wrote that from memory. It may not be 100% accurate (I'll google it after I post to compare) but I'm sure its close.

    I haven't seen or heard it since the 80s.

    Anyway, I happened to see a small bit of the start of the original Dark Crystal a few months ago and boy has it aged badly. I suppose I should have a look at the new effort but I generally dislike puppetry and don't really now why (esp as I like the original so much). Even in Farscape I struggled with it; it takes me out of the thing I'm watching somehow...

  15. #315
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    I know what you mean about the puppetry, but I still liked the original movie, and I'm actually quite eager to see the new version. However, it's been ages since I saw the movie and I'm now much more used to music sampling it, like this one. The Crystal Method: Trip Like I Do.

  16. #316
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    I've never heard that version of Trip Like I Do! I've heard different versions, but not this. I guess the Filter one (off the Spawn soundtrack) is the one I know most, but there was a longer more chilled out mix that I liked better. I really like the Divided by the Night album.

  17. #317
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    Well the Filter version is the popular one, that was just the album version. It's a pretty good album. The Filter version doesn't have the Dark Crystal samples, but it has the loud angry shouting and the dist guitars.

  18. #318
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    Registered: Dec 2013
    Going to take the plunge and start watching Stanger Things. It’s been awhile since I watched anything that wasn’t sitcom reruns on TV.

  19. #319
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubJeff View Post
    Anyway, I happened to see a small bit of the start of the original Dark Crystal a few months ago and boy has it aged badly. I suppose I should have a look at the new effort but I generally dislike puppetry and don't really now why (esp as I like the original so much). Even in Farscape I struggled with it; it takes me out of the thing I'm watching somehow...
    If the puppets bothered you in the original, then they'll bother you in the series, since they suffer from similar limitations. The Skeksies and other large, wild creatures are awesome and ultra emotive, while the gelflings are almost always stuck with some variation of dull surprise.
    Last edited by Renzatic; 9th Sep 2019 at 15:04.

  20. #320
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    Location: Idiocy will never die
    Quote Originally Posted by Gray View Post
    Well the Filter version is the popular one, that was just the album version. It's a pretty good album. The Filter version doesn't have the Dark Crystal samples, but it has the loud angry shouting and the dist guitars.
    I like this original one better than the Filter one!

  21. #321
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  22. #322
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubJeff View Post
    I like this original one better than the Filter one!
    Happy to help. Maybe try the album Vegas it's from, it's on Spotify now.

    Although, I didn't know I was helping at the time. I'll just pretend I was.

  23. #323
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    Has anybody seen the new The Name of the Rose, with John Turturro as William of Baskerville? I loved the 80s movie with Sean Connery playing Baskerville, so I'm very keen to see it, just haven't had the time/energy just yet. Any thoughts? Is it good? Crap? A general "meh"?

    The 80s version was probably the first time I saw Ron Perlman, and he became one of my favourite actors.

  24. #324
    They made a new one?? I had no idea. I might check it out but I like the original one so much...

  25. #325
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    I even liked the 80s movie so much I named my Warcraft monk Ueco, after Umberto Eco, who wrote the novel. Yeah, I'm that level of embarrassing nerd.

    [Edit]

    Here is a link to a wiki about it, but I don't want to read it myself before I watch the show.

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