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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Doctor X » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:06 pm

Psycho Pass 3 :hyper:

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:09 pm

Oh wow. What a coincidence!!
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Doctor X » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:04 am

It is . . . a weird one.

They also restarted Blade Immortal. This was a fantastic manga for years. About a decade ago, they did a very good first run. As with a lot of very good series, they only made the one. I am surprised they restarted it years after the series ended. They do not recreate the incidents from the first series so it will be a bit confusing if you do not know the manga or original anime.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by gnome » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:25 am

I'm finding the new Watchmen series quite good. It's too early to tell if HBO has an epic hit on their hands, but so far the production quality and acting is decent, and the writing is good at drawing you in. Gets to fill in a completely alternate history between 1985 and 2019. It knows what to hide from you and what to make clear. What to show and not tell.

Some of the original characters are still alive and have parts to play. Some are actually more interesting now than they used to be.

It's more a successor to the comic book than the movie, in the sense that it refers back to a giant alien squid thingy instead of Dr. Manhattan fake energy or whatever.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:36 am

I remember the cartoon from when I was a kid. :)

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by gnome » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:38 am

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"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:40 am

A new season of The Blacklist started. I think they are running out of twists they can throw in and combinations of "this character hates/distrusts/is angry at that character" but James Spader makes it all worthwhile, even if it is getting a bit lame. I think the series does need to end soon though, if they want to go out before it begins to suck. But I would count myself lucky if I could be half as cool as Raymond Reddington (Spader's character on the show)

Castle Rock season 2 is out, I am enjoying it.

The Good Place is about halfway through its final season and I am enjoying the hell out of it. Sad to see it go, but its the kind of show that has to resolve itself sooner or later, and like The Blacklist, it's going to run out of steam eventually.
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:54 am

Hey, look at the date at the beginning of this movie:



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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Doctor X » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:28 am

With Your Mom.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:11 am

I forgot how wonderfully dystopian that movie is.

Hey! LA appears to be cold and wet!

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Post by Giz » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:08 am

Rob Lister wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:11 am
I forgot how wonderfully dystopian that movie is.

Hey! LA appears to be cold and wet!
No power cuts in that California!

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:42 am

Just logged into Amazon.co.jp and season 4 of The Expanse just dropped. So that's what I'll be watching. :Popcorn:

I recently finished watching season 4 of Preacher (seems to be the final season, juding by how it ended). Anyone else like this?

I would definitely recommend at least trying it. It's a little silly, but it's got lots of original characters, some of whom are introduced in later seasons. All 4 seasons are out now, so you can watch it in its entirety.

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Bruce » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:44 pm

Watched Klaus on Netflix.

I didn't expect to enjoy it, but wow. It was really enjoyable. Rare jem. It had an Emperor's New Groove vibe, complete with Warner Bros style zany slapstick. The animation was beautiful. Good stuff.
Such potential!

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Post by Rob Lister » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:35 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:42 am
Just logged into Amazon.co.jp and season 4 of The Expanse just dropped. So that's what I'll be watching. :Popcorn:

I recently finished watching season 4 of Preacher (seems to be the final season, juding by how it ended). Anyone else like this?

I would definitely recommend at least trying it. It's a little silly, but it's got lots of original characters, some of whom are introduced in later seasons. All 4 seasons are out now, so you can watch it in its entirety.
Preacher is awesome. I can't seem to get into The Expanse.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:52 pm

I have been really enjoying The Mandalorian. It's actually better Star Wars than the last five (soon to be six) movies.
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Post by Rob Lister » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:27 pm

I concur. I'm on chapter 5.

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Post by Giz » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:33 pm

Does he play the mandolin, or is he on a quest to find a wise old music teacher?

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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:31 pm

Giz wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:33 pm
Does he play the mandolin, or is he on a quest to find a wise old music teacher?
Neither, he is half man, half DeLorian
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Doctor X » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:25 am

Sort of like New Coke then?

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"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Re: What have you been watching lately

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:39 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:52 pm
I have been really enjoying The Mandalorian. It's actually better Star Wars than the last five (soon to be six) movies.
Does he ever take his mask off in later episodes?

I was wondering how that's supposed to work in practice. Particularly when it comes to eating, sleeping, bathing, brushing teeth, etc. I did see the first 3 episodes when I was visiting my brother in California, but haven't seen any after that. At one point they mentioned something about mandolorians never take their helmet off. :notsure:
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