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It won 2 Oscars

Really is one of the best films ever
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Brad Pitt on acid is fucking priceless
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I have not yet seen it, but as soon as it becomes available for free, I will. But I find that this:
robinson wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:47 pmIt won 2 Oscars
And this:
robinson wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:47 pmReally is one of the best films ever
are generally unrelated. I'll go so far as to say there is generally an inverse relationship.
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Yeah, but in this case Brad deserved a few awards
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So did the dog
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Anaxagoras wrote: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:20 am I see that Season 3 of Dark just dropped on Netflix.

I must watch.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5753856/
You needed a 2D flow chart to figure out Seasons 1 and 2. Now you need a 4D flow chart to figure out Season 3.

There is a surprising lack of Noah in Season 3. Wondering if the actor wanted too much money, or maybe they were tired of his story arc?

There never seems to be any break for these poor characters in Season 3. Makes you wonder what these secret society folks do when they aren't stabbing, shooting, betraying, lying to, or explaining deterministic philosophy to their alternate dimensional selves or acquaintances. No, can't trust that misguided person, you must trust ME for salvation....even though my alternate dimensional future counterpart already betrayed you twice.....its the only way to save everyone.....rinse and repeat in almost every episode.

I don't mind it. I'm actually glad they completely dropped the whole high school angst and love triangle bullshit and just stuck with the murder and betrayal. Season 3 is more like Groundhog day, except with 3 different timelines overlapping with 3 alternate dimensions.
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I stopped after episode 3. I jsut couldn't relate to it. I was watching with English dubbing and the voice actors sucked. which is always the problem with dubbed movies, old spaghetti westerns withstanding.
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CBS's new season of Twilight Zone (season 2) they've really stepped up their game. I found the first season clumsy at best with only one or two really good ones. As an old school TZ fan I'm happy about this.
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HBO

Watchmen
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Relax! I'm only gonna burn my half.
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Turgid crap.
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Fahrenheit 11/9 on Netflix. Worth a look just for the way the media covered the presidential campaign in 2016.

(Yeah, I know, it's Michael Moore, but it's fun to watch. I don't actually believe the narrative he's weaving, but it's an interesting case study of how to weave a narrative. Even Steve Bannon seems to agree.)
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The ending of Dark was fucked.
Spoiler:
They spent a great deal of time explaining how the clockmaker made a time machine to prevent his family from being killed in the past, but nope, the universe doesn't work that way. Instead, he inadvertently splits the universe into two dimensions. Each dimension gives birth to a character that should not exist because he is the son of his own aunt, thereby his own grandpa. He goes off on a whirlwind time traveling adventure, trying to prevent the end of the world, but learns that the end of the world is actually the start of the time loop, and he is trapped by fate, stuck in a time loop for all eternity.......but wait.....fuck this, he has a time machine. All he has to do is go back in time and complete the task that the clockmaker failed to do in the first place. He saves the clockmaker's family, but by doing so, the clockmaker doesn't go on to invent the time machine, thus Jonas and his aunt girlfriend vanish from existence.


Wait.....what? Didn't we already learn that the universe doesn't work that way.....multiple times throughout the series in fact? This act should create yet another dimension where Jonas continues to exist and his bastard demon child grows up to inexplicably murder people with his middle aged and old aged selves for no apparent reason.

Maybe in this dimension, they'll fix the demon baby's cleft pallet and get him some therapy.


I like my ending better.
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Billions season 5.

I like the cast ...

Wags in season 3 or 4 or 2

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Wags: (plainively) not rehab.......
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I still watch reruns of that. MeTv I think.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. What a name.

Scripts so good they've been turned and churned so many times in so many different series the originals almost seem like new writing made to seem old.
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Bruce wrote: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:45 am
Spoiler:
Apparently the redistribution is random, so with each role of the dice, you have about a 1 in 3 chance of being totally fucked, which is terrible odds.

Where did they find the child for the 333 floor? How did she survive there at all?


Spoiler:
The placements were not random - at least not for two people because who did Trimagasi say "came down" every month? The woman with the dog followed up on this.

And what was the rumour surrounding that person

And what else "come down" regularly.
.

There is your answer.

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Icenado

As you'd expect. Perfect accompaniment for manual labor.
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ed wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:44 pm Icenado

As you'd expect. Perfect accompaniment for manual labor.
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Sorry. I was still numb

Actually it is "Ice Twisters" (sounds like a kids dessert)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Twisters

They seed clouds and create self perpetuating ice tornadoes that threaten Portland or something. Hack Sci fir write figures it out and saves planet.

If you are doing repetitive manual labor it is perfect. Like a chick flick but with dead bodies and cheesy effects.
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BTW, Rob, Witness was mocking me. CH would not have stood for it.
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Just watched the last episode of Umbrella Academy Season 2.

I liked Season 2 more than Season 1. The characters were slightly last whiney and pathetic, and several lingering questions were answered.

The last episode and closing scene were a dozy, but I think I know what happened.....
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There was a scene where the idiots confront their father and describe exactly what day they were born and how he adopted them, but Klaus deliberately left out Ben out of shame for accidentally letting him die.

Later, we also find out that the 7 characters weren't the only super powered people who were born that day.

My theory is that daddy decided that these six idiots were a complete failure and decided to locate and select a different set of super powered babies to buy and raise as the Sparrow Academy.. Ben is the only original because he didn't know about Ben.

That would explain everything, and how he knew they would be arriving. I suspect he will simply disown them at the start of Season 3 and tell them to go away and avoid using their pathetic powers.....until the new super villain made his grand appearance.....which will probably be Harlan

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Just finished the first 7 episodes of Perry Mason on HBO


Wow

It really is amazing

And seriously seriously fucked up
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Not this series

It’s not at all like the TV shows

Or even the books
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:30 pm Every episode of Perry Mason.

1) Client is falsely accused of murder.
2) ???
3) Perry Mason provokes the real killer into a confession on the witness stand during the trial.
Except one, Perry lost. It killed the series. (IMS)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:13 pm Dug up episode one season one of Bewitched.
I loved that show when I was a little kid but I was pretty sure I'd never seen the premier episode.

Sucked so much I didn't last five minutes.

Maybe if I dug up one of the later episodes with Paul Lynde as the funny uncle? Naah.
Good that you learned your lesson. Never do that again.

I loved watching Perfect Strangers when I was a kid. When I saw it was on YouTube, I looked up one of episodes I remember liking the most. It was the 2 part skiing episode. I made it halfway through the first episode and couldn't take it anymore.

My child brain had no idea it was watching the cringiest thinly disguised homo-erotic mess to ever slide into primetime. I used to love watching Nightcourt too, but I've learned my lesson. Best to hold on to those fuzzy memories of childhood happiness and keep them fuzzy.
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Gunsmoke, Andy Griffith, Dragnet remain great oldies.

Maverick remains worthy also.
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Boarded Greyhound with Tom Hanks and got a copy ... arrrrgh

You know, I really wanted to like it. Tom, WW2, Germans, cannons, ships etc etc. The thing was in his wheelhouse, so to speak.

Problem was that it was a hot mess. High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, explosions,

Then ...
High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, explosions, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, explosions, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, explosions, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, explosions, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, explosions, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, explosions, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, explosions, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, explosions, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, explosions, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, explosions, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, explosions, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, High seas, storms, nighttime, shooting, explosions.

No idea whats going on. Everybody is bundled up (there was a storm too, I think) so everybody looked alike.

n/b/ you ever notice in a chick flick that everybody other than the main chick look alike? All blond, good looking and interchangeable? That was the way this movie was.

Massive disappointment. Budget, Tom, cannons but a story that was a bumper sticker.

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Saw the trailer. Looked like “the cruel sea” but starring Americans instead of brits.

Had put it on a “might watch if it appears on Netflix” list. Maybe I’ll remove.

I saw “the big country” for the first time. Very good, though I doubt I’d go as far as Eisenhower and watch it 5 nights in a row.
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My Octopus Teacher

Netflix documentary. Worth watching for the cinematography at least.
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Rewatched the 3 seasons of Detectorists. Just a pleasant show, pleasant people, believable and pleasant. I pretty much like everything about it.

Been cycling thru series from the UK and Oz and NZ and most dont last beyond 1 episode. Haven't seen a good movie in a while. Do you reach a point of entertainment saturation where every story line is a commonplace?

Thinking of rewatching The Wire and maybe 24.

Downloaded 9 Star Wars movies. Only saw 3 I thinik.
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entertainment utopia = boredom hell
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Lower Decks. It's funny as hell and somehow the visuals and themes manage to hit recognizable Trek notes with almost effortless skill. It almost screams "Guys, it isn't that hard to make a Trek show really seem Star Trekky, we managed it with a GAG show."
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Season 2 of The Boys.

Includes this diabetes-inducing little number:



I won't spoil it, but it was a good episode (S2E7 is the latest).
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Started watching Evil. Didn't expect to like it, but finding it quite enjoyable. If they can maintain the delicate balance between scooby-doo mystery solving and OMG there really IS a demon invasion happening all around us........it could end up being a long lasting show.

I kept thinking that the lead demon is the guy who does the voice for Spongebob. It's not, but I like to believe it is. :twisted: I also like Nick Cage as a priest.
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Image

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Practically twins.
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"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
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"just like Doc X said." – gnome

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Watched the first episode of War of the Worlds (Brit version 2019). Pretty good. Added a bit of modern pcness but ok. Seems to be cleaving fairly closely to Wells.

Incidentally Tim Spalls son is in it, Rafe. Good actor.

The same year there was a US remake that was "updated" to the present day. Started it but it was a hot mess.

Rewatching Doc Martin. Harmless fun a la Dectectorists except that the lead character is a shit.
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ed wrote: Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:35 pmBosch. Excellent.
I watched a few episodes last year, didn't do much. Now I'm totallly fucking engrossed, enthralled, gorging on season 4 now. Best cop detective show since The Wire.