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Title: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on July 20, 2018, 09:21:50 PM
My wife and I watched "Battle of the Sexes" last week and really enjoyed it. This was one of those movies we wanted to see in theaters, but never got around to it. Steve Carell and Emma Stone were perfect for their roles of Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. I didn't know the movie was going to focus so much on Billie Jean King starting her own women's tennis league to fight for fair wages, but it was a great part of the story. Highly recommended.
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Post by: Brad Company on July 21, 2018, 02:06:00 PM
"Booby" Riggs... ;D
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Post by: Jason on July 21, 2018, 02:32:09 PM
Quote from: Brad Company on July 21, 2018, 02:06:00 PM
"Booby" Riggs... ;D

I must have had boobs on my mind after typing about Emma Stone.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on July 21, 2018, 04:43:52 PM
Just picked up "A Quiet Place" to watch tonight. Another movie I wanted to see in theaters but missed.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on July 22, 2018, 12:13:39 AM
Quote from: Jason on July 21, 2018, 04:43:52 PM
Just picked up "A Quiet Place" to watch tonight. Another movie I wanted to see in theaters but missed.

It ended up being a pretty good movie. The first half was a little slow moving, but things really picked up in the second half.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on July 24, 2018, 12:51:36 PM
I have "Blockers" and "Ready Player One" lined up for this week. I didn't see either movie in theaters.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on July 25, 2018, 11:45:58 AM
I really enjoyed Ready Player One and was surprised that my wife liked it as much as she did. Those of you who grew up in the 80's (like myself) will really appreciate a lot of the references in the movie.

I don't want to give too much away, but "The Shining" sequence was the best part of the movie.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on July 27, 2018, 09:19:57 AM
Watched Blockers last night and enjoyed it. I had heard that John Cena was good in it and definitely agree with that. Everything wraps up a little too neatly at the end, but that's expected with movies.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on November 21, 2018, 09:15:07 PM
Just got back from seeing Creed 2 with my daughter (she loves the Rocky series) and really enjoyed it. I thought it was better than the first one, but the Rocky IV nostalgia could be the reason why. The guy who plays Viktor Drago is a beast.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on November 22, 2018, 08:38:45 AM
No Mr. T, no sale. :))
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 30, 2018, 01:08:45 AM
I finally joined the 21st century and subscribed to Netflix this weekend. We started out watching "Bird Box" last night, which was very good, and tonight we binged watched the first 4 episodes of "Stranger Things". We're hoping to watch the final four episodes of season one tomorrow night.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on December 30, 2018, 05:35:04 PM
Amazon Prime has some good shows, too.
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Post by: Jason on December 31, 2018, 01:17:50 AM
Finished up season 1 of Stranger Things and really liked it a lot. Looking forward to starting season two later this week.

I've had Amazon Prime for years, but mainly use it for the free 2-day shipping. I've never really watched anything on it. Any recommendations?
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Post by: Ted on December 31, 2018, 01:02:41 PM
On Prime I thought Homecoming was interesting.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on December 31, 2018, 02:15:42 PM
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Man In The High Castle, Jack Ryan. All three are available in 4K/HDR.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 28, 2019, 10:18:17 AM
I just finished watching the National Geographic 6-part miniseries Valley of the Boom, which was a drama/documentary about the internet boom of the '90s and Netscape's fight with Microsoft for browser supremacy. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 12, 2019, 12:13:54 PM
My Blu-ray copy of Bohemian Rhapsody arrived today. Missed it in theaters and will probably have to wait until the weekend to watch it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on March 13, 2019, 08:45:54 PM
It's been so quiet here at the site.  Usually Jason and Brad have some conversation about something going on.....

I binged watched Ricky Gervais After Life.  I tend to really enjoy Gervais' work, but felt A.L. was only above average.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 14, 2019, 09:59:36 AM
Been insanely busy with work and taking care of all the pre-surgical testing for shoulder surgery on April 4th. 

I'm guessing Brad has been occupied with The Division 2.

I love Ricky Gervais' standup stuff but I've never seen After Life. I've had one of his standup acts in my Watchlist since I got Netflix, but I haven't had a chance to watch it yet.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on March 14, 2019, 05:05:20 PM
You are correct, sir. On topic, I just got 2001 on UHD.
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Post by: Jason on March 22, 2019, 08:10:57 AM
Been waiting years for Motley Crue's biopic "The Dirt" to be made and finally get to watch it tonight on Netflix.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 28, 2019, 10:48:06 PM
I just finished watching "Searching". I forgot where I first heard about it, but it was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on May 28, 2019, 10:12:29 PM
I was able to watch 3 movies over the long weekend. I watched "The Perfection" on Netflix Friday night with my wife, "The Meg" Saturday night and took my kids to see "Avengers: Endgame" yesterday.

The Perfection was a completely insane movie. I don't know if it was good or bad, but it definitely kept me interested.

I'm a sucker for shark movies, so I enjoyed The Meg for what it was...a B-movie Jaws ripoff.

I'm probably one of the few people who didn't like Infinity War, but I was curious to see how the story ends and my kids were bothering my to take them, so we finally went to see Endgame on Monday and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I thought it was a big improvement over Infinity War and a good way to end the series.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on May 28, 2019, 11:56:10 PM
Being disabled, I get my moneys worth out of Netflix and Amazon Prime.  Prefer TV shows to movies unless it is a good horror movie. Still waiting for a good horror movie. The new Halloween was okay but nothing spectacular.

Netflix:
Watched season three of Slasher (Solstice), the first two seasons were okay but this one was really not good and far too political for a horror show.  The Society was basically Under the Dome meets Lord of the Flies. It was worth the watch but nothing groundbreaking.  Jailbirds on the other hand was an interesting take on prison life. Some of the dumbest people in the world find some really creative, yet nasty, ways to communicate with each other on different floors. Watching grown ass adults act like Junior High kids is always fun for the family.

Amazon Prime:
Season 3 of Sneaky Pete (Prime) was another solid season.  Season 5 of Bosch was a great season for one of the best TV shows out there. It has continually gotten better with each season. Hanna looked good but grew tired of it after the first few episodes. Looking forward to season 2 of Absentia which is coming soon.



Sidenote Netflix:
Avoid Historical Roasts with Jeff Ross. He is a great roaster but this was so unfunny. I miss Greg Giraldo. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on May 29, 2019, 03:48:19 PM
I'm all about the Deadwood movie.
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Post by: Ted on May 29, 2019, 09:37:14 PM
Wife and I just finished up season 3 of True Detective.  Meh.  They just can't repeat the magic of season 1.

I rewatched season 1 of Mindhunter.  Man I love that show.  Just everything about it has been perfect.  Can't wait for season 2 in August.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on June 25, 2019, 09:28:18 AM
Finished Absentia Season 2. A step up from Season 1 which I enjoyed. Biggest gripe was there was no recap of the first season. Come on Amazon, stick it at the beginning of the first episode or a separate recap video.

Just started Fleabag. Two episodes in and I love it. Have seen the lead actress in a few shows before, as I love British TV but she really shines here. She has some serious comedy chops and not afraid to go raunchy.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on June 25, 2019, 01:28:15 PM
I finally got to see Us. It was different than I expected, but it was still enjoyable. I'm looking forward the Stranger Things season 3 in less than 2 weeks.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on June 26, 2019, 03:58:21 PM
The Apollo 11 documentary is great. The 65mm footage is unbelievable, the whole thing has a great aesthetic.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on June 26, 2019, 04:44:05 PM
Quote from: Brad Company on June 26, 2019, 03:58:21 PM
The Apollo 11 documentary is great. The 65mm footage is unbelievable, the whole thing has a great aesthetic.
Is that available for purchase only or is it available to stream somewhere?

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on June 27, 2019, 04:48:04 PM
I saw it on disc, not sure if it's streaming, yet.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on July 04, 2019, 04:34:24 AM
Good Omens (Amazon Prime) is well worth a watch, even if just for the acting of David Tennant and Michael Sheen playing a Demon and an Angel. It's a interesting twist on seeing the two form a friendship to fight off the end of the world.

Even as a not overly devout Christian I was not offended by anything. It pokes fun at religion and some of the hypocrisies. God is voiced by a woman. Who is to say it is not a she or as many people think does not exist. I got a good laugh out of Alanis Morissette playing god in the movie Dogma. I am hoping for a second, even longer season.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on July 04, 2019, 10:49:32 AM
Quote from: BDSooner72 on July 04, 2019, 04:34:24 AM
It pokes fun at religion and some of the hypocrisies.

I'm going to watch it for this reason alone.

Tonight we are starting our Stranger Things season 3 marathon.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on July 04, 2019, 10:46:56 PM
Forgot Stranger Things 3 was hitting tonight. That is definitely what I will be watching once people stop popping fireworks near my backyard. 
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Post by: Jason on July 05, 2019, 11:19:45 AM
I'm 4 episodes in and will probably finish it up tonight. Enjoying it more than season two so far.
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Post by: Jason on July 06, 2019, 12:02:37 AM
Quote from: Jason on July 05, 2019, 11:19:45 AM
I'm 4 episodes in and will probably finish it up tonight. Enjoying it more than season two so far.

Watched two more episodes and will watch the final two tomorrow night.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on July 06, 2019, 08:34:53 AM
Up to the last two episodes. Really good but season one was just on another tier. Anything after it was going to be a bit of a letdown. I watch a ton of TV shows and very few can keep pace after a breakout season one showing. One of the few shows that has constantly improved after starting out brilliantly is Bosch on Amazon Prime. Sherlock would be another one, if not for a few duds in season 4 and the Christmas Special. Luther could have been another but they botched what could have been one of the great nemesis/lover/psychopath in Alice Morgan, even then it is still worth every minute of view time. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on July 07, 2019, 06:51:52 AM
Things I learned from Stranger Things 3.

Spoilers, used a light text so highlight to see.

1. Winona Rider's character is the real monster. Destroyer of good men and separator of friendships, moving her family and Eleven to another town.
2. Robin was the star character of season 3. They could make a sitcom out of her and Steve working at the video rental place and I would watch it. Both hitting on the same girls. Dumb guy/smartass girl would entertain me endlessly. I need to work up a script and send it to Netflix.
3. "Not the American" after the credits roll. Probably not Hopper, though I think he escaped into Upside-Down. Have seen a lot of people mention Barb from Season One since you never see or hear her actually die. My guess is the Mayor or Hopper and I was wrong about how he escaped. I did love that they went into this a half-minute into the end credits. Half the viewership probably never saw it and thought it was the final season and were busy on petition.org trying to get Netflix to make a fourth season.
4. Dustin needs glasses. Suzie is way way way way way way not hotter than Phoebe Cates.
5. I had the photo from that Phoebe Cates Fast Times cutout in my bedroom when I was just a pup. Good times, good times indeed.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on July 07, 2019, 11:17:10 AM
I don't think I could have agreed with you any more on all of your points.

Anyone dumb enough to turn it off before the end credits finished deserves to miss the real ending.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on July 08, 2019, 10:54:49 AM
My wife brought up a good point about the final scene in Stranger Things 3 (highlight to see):
The Russians kept referring to Hopper and Hopper only as "The American" all season, which really makes me think it's him in the cell at the end. Also, I don't see how you can have a season 4 without him. The kids alone aren't going to be able to handle whatever is thrown at them in season 4, especially with Eleven possibly losing her powers.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on July 09, 2019, 10:29:04 AM
She makes a good point. It will be interesting to see what happens. Also another bit of foreshadowing that I saw mentioned but did not put the two together while watching.

The TV News shows an image of the sign that says "Welcome to Hell"  Hell being spray painted over Hawkins. Last thing Hooper says, "See you in Hell."



Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on July 09, 2019, 11:39:09 AM
One more thing:

My son noticed that Hopper wasn't seen near the machine right before it exploded, which they made sure to show. I verified that by watching it again to confirm. He's not standing where he was when the machine actually explodes.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on July 09, 2019, 10:09:29 PM
There is also the possibility

He escaped through the crack and is in the upside down world. Remember how many times the "keep the door three inches open" was used. Lastly at the end of the letter.   
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Post by: BDSooner72 on July 11, 2019, 06:45:47 PM
Rewatching Friday Night Lights the TV shows and boy was season two just awful. I remember it being not very good but this was jumped the shark and over another shark and then Landry jumped three more sharks for no apparent reason awful.  I am past the middle of the season and they have shown at most five minutes of football and no clue what their record is. So may things going on and most of them never get resolved or forgotten (looking at you young boy whose mom Riggins had sex). The list of annoying characters in this season would be hard to top.

Landry, who all of a sudden becomes a football hero, to a murderer and then finally just a broken shell of a man thanks to Trya.  Loved him in Breaking Bad, such an awesome character.
Lyla, from banging Riggins to finding Religion.
Tami Taylors sister.
Julie, who should have gotten an award for the most accurate portrayal of a female teenager in the history of acting. She ticked pretty much all the boxes on the annoying teenager chart.
Smash, letting a white girl run him around. You are Smash M****** F****** Williams.
Jason Street and more than an hour dedicated to his antics. The Gang Takes a Trip to Mexico! They forgot to take Hurc and in turn any enjoyment I could have had from that footage.
Timbo Riggins, just way too dreamy for me. How is this guy ending up at a Meth house feeding ferrets for room and board?  How do you miss weeks of practice and still stay on the team?
Meth Guy.
Riggins Brother.
Generic feel good story character that Lyla and Papa Garrity try to save. From zero to hero to I honestly can't remember how his story ends. I guess finishing season two will be required to find out.  :(

On a side note. Odessa Permian, the team behind the book, was under two hours from where I played HS ball and was the based on the Permian team during my junior year. Never got play them or Midland Lee, the other area powerhouse and Permian's rival.
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Post by: BDSooner72 on July 20, 2019, 04:49:34 AM
Thankfully Friday Night Lights is out of the way.   Finished Season 4 of Poldark on Prime. Not the best season but it sets up for an interesting Season 5. 

Now back to football as Last Chance U Independence part 2 aired yesterday on Netflix. Mild Spoiler even though I have not watched the show but follow the news. Coach Brown you and your three Cadillacs will be missed, hope you are enjoying the beach house and trying to stay out of prison.  Speaking of Last Chance U, some genius thought this would be a good idea.

https://deadline.com/2019/07/courteney-cox-star-executive-produce-last-chance-u-iscfripted-series-spectrum-originals-1202644637/

Did anyone outside of Courtney Cox and Michael Strahan as for this? A scripted version?  Really?  ::)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on July 22, 2019, 11:31:09 PM
Just finished season 1 of The Good Place on Netflix. My wife talked me into watching it and I almost gave up on it after 3 episodes, but it grew on me and had a nice twist to end the season.
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Post by: BDSooner72 on August 03, 2019, 07:16:22 PM
Finished Orange is the New Black 7 Finals Season.  Too political, even more than the past season. A few good stories arcs and characters that kept me watching the show. Ending was okay but if I never hear the name Piper Champman it will be too soon. She may actually be a more annoying character than Skyler White from Breaking Bad. Series peaked early but has been average at best the past few season. Good riddance. If you stopped watching years ago, you saved yourself a lot of mediocrity.

Now for the show Orange is the New Black wishes it could be is Wentworth (Also on Netflix), the Aussie version of Orange. It also just released Season 7 and was brilliant. The show has a few key characters over the years and still continues to shine. Less prominent characters have been given bigger roles and the show just keeps killing it. Two emotional scenes in this season will make a crusty old man cry like a baby. It's a rollercoaster ride that always has a shocker in each season and this season is no different, except the final episode has three of them and I did not see two of those coming. Do yourself a favor and give this show a shot.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on August 12, 2019, 11:37:15 PM
Netflix

Glow season 3 was okay but really kinda just avoided the actual wrestling. There was a fun Christmas bit at the end but not Glows best season.

Nightmare Tenants and Slum Landords. Guilty pleasure. How Britain handles people failing to pay rent and squatters is mind boggling.  There was another series similar to this but dealt with people collecting debts that was also pretty good.

Basketball or Nothing - Really good documentary of basketball played on the Reservations. Focuses on one team in Arizona as they make their way to State. Love the coach for the team and how he tries to change the philosophy or "Rez Ball aka Run and Gun" and emphasize defense.

Prime

Indian Summers - Finished one of two seasons. 1930's political show about the Brits living in India and during their Summer migration to the Himalayan Mountains. Beautifully shot but tedious to watch. Doubt I will even watch season 2.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on August 13, 2019, 01:00:58 AM
Glow is one of the series I plan on watching at some point. Just finished watching Dead to Me with my wife and daughter tonight and really liked it up until the end. I'm not sure if I like how they ended the season though.
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Post by: Ted on August 13, 2019, 09:14:46 PM
Mindhunter Season 2 starts 8/16!
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on August 14, 2019, 12:26:42 AM
Quote from: Ted on August 13, 2019, 09:14:46 PM
Mindhunter Season 2 starts 8/16!
Just checked out the IMDB page for it. It sounds interesting, so I added it to my Netflix watch list.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on August 14, 2019, 11:16:59 PM
Quote from: Jason on August 14, 2019, 12:26:42 AM
Quote from: Ted on August 13, 2019, 09:14:46 PM
Mindhunter Season 2 starts 8/16!
Just checked out the IMDB page for it. It sounds interesting, so I added it to my Netflix watch list.

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First season was fantastic.  If you like David Lynch you'll like it.  Great cast, especially the supporting actors.
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Post by: BDSooner72 on August 15, 2019, 10:15:53 PM
Good to hear about the second season of Mindhunter. Enjoyed the first season and have always been intrigued by Serial Killers and what makes them tick. Ed Kemper in season one was spot on and the guy who played him was the star of the show.

If you want a small taste.

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Post by: Jason on August 16, 2019, 08:20:57 AM
That's some sick shit...can't wait to watch it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on August 16, 2019, 12:04:44 PM
and for a second I thought maybe this is a spoiler and realized if it happens in real life, it can't be a spoiler. Spoiler culture is a tricky thing.

So Amazon Prime was on the menu today.  An actual original comedy special from Amazon. Though I was on on Netflix when I saw it.

Jim Gaffigan - Quality Time: There are few people on this Earth the can be consistently funny and clean. Jim is one of the best comedians out there and he does it 100% clean.

31 a Rob Zombie horror movie starring Sheri Moon Zombie in the same old crap. Oh look Ginger Lynn gets screen time, I see what you did there Rob. His career should have ended where it began with House of 1000 Corpses or at the very latest The Devil's Rejects.  The guy who played Doom-Head was not half bad but the ending is just Zombie rehash trash. Rob Zombie is pretty much the Tiburon of Horror movies. Just glad I waited for it to hit Prime before watching it.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on August 16, 2019, 12:13:29 PM
Just saw where Netflix has announced Season 5 of Peaky Blinders is out on October 4th.  If you have not seen Peaky Blinders, shame on you. Put it on your watchlist.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on August 21, 2019, 01:17:52 AM
Mindhuter Season 2 was a bit of a let down for me. It was still a good season but they really stepped away from the one thing that made season one great, the interviews.  All the people that played the Serial Killers in Season 2 looked and played the parts well enough but they spent almost no time with them. Kemper and Brudos in Season 1 were a big part of what made Season 1 great.

Spoilers

Still no clue why we keep seeing the BTK stuff. He was not arrested until 2005 and only killed three times in the 80's/90's. Spent way too much time on the Atlanta Child Murders which was more of a political and local police hot mess and just cut into what should have been about the BAU. The the panic attacks which last one maybe two episodes and dropped.  Bill's son being a future sociopath could be interesting but Bill flying back and forth and Nancy just grating on the nerves was not good TV.


Season 3 has potential with Serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy being incarcerated  during this timeline.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on August 22, 2019, 08:36:49 AM
Finished up season 3 of The Good Place last night and like where they're heading for season 4. Watching season 4 on network TV, and not being able to binge watch it, is going to suck though.

Watched Escape Room this past weekend on cable and thought it started off great, but sort of fell flat at the end. Still enjoyable if you like those types of movies. It was a combination of Cube, The Belko Experiment and Saw.
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Post by: BDSooner72 on August 22, 2019, 10:48:00 AM
Escape room was pretty good. Enjoyed the upside down room.
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Post by: Jason on August 23, 2019, 12:12:45 AM
Quote from: BDSooner72 on August 22, 2019, 10:48:00 AM
Escape room was pretty good. Enjoyed the upside down room.

I thought all the rooms were pretty good, except for the last one.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on August 23, 2019, 12:47:32 PM
I am always looking for good horror movies to rent on Amazon or the ones that show up on Prime. Amazon Prime has really been been killing it with horror movies. They now have all the Friday 13th movies except for Freddy vs Jason. Netflix selection is just embarrassing in comparison. Prefer slashers to the supernatural as they tend have really long periods of no action and then a quick jump scare. Probably one of the few out there that absolutely hates Babadook, really hated it,  Summer of 84 was pretty good. Better Watch Out had an interesting premise. Tragedy Girls and Pledge were worth the price to rent. There are just so few slashers that are really well made. Far too much Indie stuff out there and 98% of it is just horrible.

On the flip side the supernatural stuff does work well for me with TV Shows. Loved House on Haunted Hill on Netflix.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on August 23, 2019, 01:05:21 PM
I went crazy trying to find and watch all the Friday the 13th movies last year because my two older kids wanted to see them all. Good to know they're all uncut and commercial free on Amazon Prime now. We may have to have another marathon this October.

Also, the new season of Ballers starts this Sunday.
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Post by: BDSooner72 on August 23, 2019, 03:22:19 PM
Better hurry, just noticed they are all leaving Amazon Prime on August 31st. If you are interested in a Horror Doc, The Kane Hodder story is also on Prime. Everyone's favorite Jason and a bunch of stuff he went through as a stunt man, leading up the F13th movies.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07FDHRSQP/ref=pd_cbs_318_9 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07FDHRSQP/ref=pd_cbs_318_9)
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Post by: Jason on August 23, 2019, 08:01:40 PM
Nice. Just added it to my Watchlist.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on August 24, 2019, 03:47:22 PM
These CHiPs reruns on MeTV are really good.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on August 24, 2019, 07:12:10 PM
Quote from: Brad Company on August 24, 2019, 03:47:22 PM
These CHiPs reruns on MeTV are really good.

I watch the Buck Rogers reruns on MeTV every Saturday at 11pm. Talk about a show that went downhill after its first season...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on August 24, 2019, 08:18:36 PM
Quote from: Jason on August 24, 2019, 07:12:10 PM
I watch the Buck Rogers reruns on MeTV every Saturday at 11pm. Talk about a show that went downhill after its first season...

or a a young boy watching the show when they first aired.  The Erin Grey show.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on August 24, 2019, 09:28:18 PM
I would have expected you to be more of a Princess Ardala guy.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on August 24, 2019, 11:12:20 PM
Quote from: Jason on August 24, 2019, 09:28:18 PM
I would have expected you to be more of a Princess Ardala guy.

Wilma (Erin Grey) was an all around beauty. The princess kinda had a Cruella De Vil becomes a porn vibe to her.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on August 29, 2019, 10:22:51 AM
Watched Malevolent on Netflix. Heard a few people say it was unique with a twist.  It was a unique premise and there were interesting bits throughout but like the majority of the supernatural horror out there, 90% of the movie could be edited out and be made into a 20 minute short film.

It is on the gaming side but the Blair Witch game comes out tomorrow and launches on game pass. Never saw the movie or the sequel(s) but for free I shall try out the game. At least with a game I have some control over the pace.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on August 29, 2019, 02:19:49 PM
I originally read that as Maleficent and was about to make a smart-ass remark. I just went to add Malevolent to my watchlist and it was already there. Will have to check it out tonight.

You need to watch the original Blair Witch movie. I remember seeing it in theaters back in 1999. I watch it with kids every year around Halloween.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on August 29, 2019, 11:48:43 PM
Just finished watching Malevolent and thought it was pretty good. It started off like Sixth Sense and ended like Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The main character is the girl who played Paige in Fighting with my Family. She's a good actress and did a decent job in this movie. It kind of went off the rails at the end, but it was enjoyable enough.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on August 30, 2019, 12:34:03 AM
You are way to easy to please.

Spoiler

When the nerdy kid with a broken ankle gets pulled out of the car and bashed with a shovel is still alive and crawls his way to save her. Then still alive after all those whacks to his body?  The guy is apparently kin to the Voorhees family.


I am going to give Train to Busan a shot. It is a really well reviewed and adored Zombie flick from South Korea. Subtitles have always been an issue for my with a fast pace movie but will try and see how it works with this.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on August 30, 2019, 10:29:43 AM
I did mention that is goes a bit off the rails at the end. It had the potential to be a much better movie, but the "twist" at the end basically turned it into a run-of-the-mill horror movie which was done much better in Hostel.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on August 30, 2019, 01:18:52 PM
I remember when Eli Roth made horror movies, good times. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on September 09, 2019, 10:48:09 AM
Really enjoying season 5 of Ballers after a somewhat disappointing season 4.
The final season of The Deuce starts tonight followed by the final season of Silicon Valley in October.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on September 09, 2019, 08:16:11 PM
Quote from: Brad Company on May 29, 2019, 03:48:19 PM
I'm all about the Deadwood movie.

Did you ending up liking it? Just finished watching through the series for a second time and used the Amazon 7 day free trial for HBO to watch the movie for free. While I want to give HBO some credit for making the movie, they are the dumb asses that cancelled it leaving us hanging.

Spoilers blow.

Swearengen was Deadwood and the movie kinda turns him into an old softy, just did not feel right. Too much Calamity Jane. Character never really clicked for me. There was no real closure outside of a few people dying. Then there was someone like Doc, who had TB and should be dead but that gets completely passed over.  Al giving the saloon to Trixie when Dan still exists in the storyline? How many people you have to kill to beat out some quality cocksucking? Dude was loyal to a fault and while he gets a cut of money at the end it feels like a big oversight. Trixie did marry into a man who had his share of money. Then there is the cocksucking or lack thereof.  I know there are probably some sites with actual numbers but there is huge drop off of the word "Cocksucker" used after Season One and becomes a rarity in Season Three.  The only thing that made me really grin in appreciation was when they had John McCall's "Son" referencing the murder of his "Dad" near the end of the movie. He was such a recognizable character for killing Wild Bill and his unique look and mannerisms. Lastly was Harry Manning going from mild-mannerd wannabe Sheriff/Fireman to Hurst's lackey. Just lazy writing as nothing ever gave any clue over three seasons he was a bad guy.

Probably hurt watching this right after the TV show.  The TV Show was just so good and a movie could never give it justice and a fitting ending.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on September 09, 2019, 09:54:43 PM
Well I'll go against the grain on this one.  I liked Seasons 1 and 2, but I thought season 3 sucked.  I never understood why everyone handled Hearst with such kid gloves.  He was such a weak boogeyman and I thought someone would have cut his throat in seasons 1 or 2 if he existed then. 

The movie to wrap things up sucked even worse.  I couldn't even finish it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on September 09, 2019, 09:56:12 PM
About half way through season 1 of Jack Ryan.  Meh.  Writing is pretty below average so far.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on September 10, 2019, 03:43:52 AM
I don't disagree with you on Hearst. He could have easily been dealt with and sent to Mr. Wu's little piggies. 

Now I focus on a relatively new obsession, food competitions. The Great British Baking Show season six and the new episodes for season seven. I do not even cook outside the basics.  Not a fan of this new trend Netflix is starting with a number of shows, going with weekly updates instead of just releasing a whole season. My preference is to binge watch.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on September 10, 2019, 04:04:35 PM
Quote from: BDSooner72 on September 09, 2019, 08:16:11 PM
Quote from: Brad Company on May 29, 2019, 03:48:19 PM
I'm all about the Deadwood movie.

Did you ending up liking it? Just finished watching through the series for a second time and used the Amazon 7 day free trial for HBO to watch the movie for free. While I want to give HBO some credit for making the movie, they are the dumb asses that cancelled it leaving us hanging.

Spoilers blow.

Swearengen was Deadwood and the movie kinda turns him into an old softy, just did not feel right. Too much Calamity Jane. Character never really clicked for me. There was no real closure outside of a few people dying. Then there was someone like Doc, who had TB and should be dead but that gets completely passed over.  Al giving the saloon to Trixie when Dan still exists in the storyline? How many people you have to kill to beat out some quality cocksucking? Dude was loyal to a fault and while he gets a cut of money at the end it feels like a big oversight. Trixie did marry into a man who had his share of money. Then there is the cocksucking or lack thereof.  I know there are probably some sites with actual numbers but there is huge drop off of the word "Cocksucker" used after Season One and becomes a rarity in Season Three.  The only thing that made me really grin in appreciation was when they had John McCall's "Son" referencing the murder of his "Dad" near the end of the movie. He was such a recognizable character for killing Wild Bill and his unique look and mannerisms. Lastly was Harry Manning going from mild-mannerd wannabe Sheriff/Fireman to Hurst's lackey. Just lazy writing as nothing ever gave any clue over three seasons he was a bad guy.

Probably hurt watching this right after the TV show.  The TV Show was just so good and a movie could never give it justice and a fitting ending.

I liked it, pure fan service. I didn't have a problem with season 3, either.  The movie does work best if one hasn't just binge watched the show. It's a miracle it was even finished, considering scheduling and Milchs' dementia.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on September 15, 2019, 11:30:47 AM
Watched John Wick: Chapter 3 last night and it did not disappoint. It was much better than the second one and just as good, if not better than, the first one. Chapter 3 was like Kill Bill on steroids. The action and story are so over the top, and I love the world they created in this series. I was under the impression that this was going to be a trilogy, but that's not possible with how this one ended.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 14, 2019, 08:43:34 AM
Satisfying end to Ballers last night even though it felt a little rushed. I'd love to be able to go back and rewatch the entire series at some point.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 26, 2019, 12:33:40 AM
I made the mistake of watching Eli on Netflix tonight. I had read about people being very divisive on the ending and unfortunately, I was one of the people who really didn't like it. It's a shame since the movie had a good premise and was fairly interesting up until things got completely out of control. I'll stick to horror movies I know leading up to Halloween.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on November 05, 2019, 07:07:28 PM
Did not see where you had watched it. Just finished it and WTFOMGBBQ in the hell did I just see. I actually liked the ending because it wasn't as much of a twist as it was,"Hey you know the film you have been watching the past hour, well we have some news for you."  The kid playing the son did a really good acting job. Mom was hot in more way than one. Dad kept reminding me of a low key Seth Rogan, mainly due to his voice. That drove me nuts.


spoiler

Now I have this crazy desire to watch The Devil in Miss Jones. Which blew me away that Roger Ebert actually reviewed it. 3 out of 4 stars to boot. https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-devil-in-miss-jones-1973 (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-devil-in-miss-jones-1973)   
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on November 05, 2019, 07:39:56 PM
Next up for me is It Follows. I had never heard of it, but I kept seeing it in different lists for the top 10 horror movies of the past 10 years. The trailer looked interesting enough, so I picked it up for $10.

Now I just need my kids to agree on a night we can all watch it.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on November 05, 2019, 09:04:02 PM
That should be an interesting movie to watch with your kids. Enjoyable but definitely filmed on a budget.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on November 07, 2019, 07:38:58 AM
Hell House LLC, watched it on Amazon Prime.  Serviceable for a found footage Indie horror movie with a descent ending . Watched Trick 'r Treat for the umpteenth time. Still the best horror anthology out there, sorry Creepshow.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on November 07, 2019, 08:39:22 AM
This is the first year we didn't watch Trick 'r Treat before Halloween in a few years. I need to find a copy of Trick or Treat (1986), which has one of the best soundtracks with the band Fastway. I still have those songs on my MP3 player.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on November 09, 2019, 10:27:25 AM
I watched It Follows last night and you were right about it looking low budget, but I read on IMDB that it only had a 1.5 million budget. Luckily my daughter decided not to watch it too as there was a little more nudity than I expected.
The premise was good, but the execution wasn't great. I heard rumors of a sequel, but I'm not sure where else they could really go with it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on November 09, 2019, 07:49:43 PM
The Scarehouse - Amazon Prime

Revenge Torture porn with an almost all-female cast. Not the remotest bit scary, some of the torture was creative and the story was not completely obnoxious. If anything this film teaches us the easiest way to see if a females breasts are real or fake.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on November 10, 2019, 01:29:28 PM
Quote from: BDSooner72 on November 09, 2019, 07:49:43 PM
The Scarehouse - Amazon Prime

Revenge Torture porn with an almost all-female cast. Not the remotest bit scary, some of the torture was creative and the story was not completely obnoxious. If anything this film teaches us the easiest way to see if a females breasts are real or fake.
I saw this on cable during the summer and liked it. I had added it to my watchlist but haven't watched it again yet.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on November 10, 2019, 02:09:58 PM
Amazon Prime is really going all after the Horror genre. They keep adding horror movies at an astounding rate for Prime members.  Netflix has no idea what it is doing anymore and I only keep it for the exclusives.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on November 25, 2019, 08:06:22 AM
Just watched both seasons of Cobra Kai and really enjoyed both seasons. Loved how it started off by reversing a bunch of roles and how things have played out. They do go out of your way to make all the major characters unlikable. If you need to root for someone, this might not be for you. Outside of LaRusso's Wife and Miguel's family, hard pressed to find a likeable main character. Loved the twist at the end of Season 2. Good to see Season 3 will be out next year.

Watched Sinister 2 on Netflix.  The original was not a great film. The last 15 minutes or so made it worth the watch. Sinister 2 just takes the last 15 minutes and tries to make a movie about it from a different perspective. Scares are sparse and they went more slasher/vhs which was not a good fit.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on November 25, 2019, 08:28:38 AM
Is Cobra Kai included with YouTube TV or do you need to buy YouTube Red too? I've been wanting to see it.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on November 25, 2019, 09:41:03 AM
Free on Youtube TV and no ads. Can't speak on the rest of the YT Red (now they call it Premium) but have seen other shows listed, just not interested in them. I did read months ago that they were putting all the Originals (like Cobra Kai) on standard Youtube for free with ads.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on November 25, 2019, 05:28:45 PM
Cool. I'm probably going try the YouTube TV trial soon with hopes of moving to it permanently in February.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on November 27, 2019, 08:10:16 AM
Netflix: Train to Busan - Finally got around to watching this and came away impressed. Do you like lots of Zombies? Do you like fast Zombies? This is for you. The CGI and the amount of Zombies that come out in certain areas is just amazing. That said when in the confined sections of the train, it is at it's best. Subtitles are not an issue as dialog is minimal with mostly one or two liners. The ending is where I have the issue.  Played it too safe and way too predictable.  Still a must watch for fans of Zombie movies. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on November 27, 2019, 10:54:24 AM
Looks interesting...added to my Watchlist. Looking forward to watching The Irishman this weekend on Netflix too.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on December 05, 2019, 12:40:23 PM
Matriarch (free for Amazon Prime) - Scottish horror indie film with a slow burn. It has been referred to as Misery meets Wolf Creek. I can see the comparisons but it features none of the ultra violence of Wolf Creek and a few more characters than Misery. Worth a look when there is not much else on.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on December 12, 2019, 12:43:56 PM
Thinking about picking up a new TV for Christmas.  Know nothing about electronics anymore.  Should I just automatically go for a 4k TV?

Will probably be getting rid of DirectTV somewhere down the line and just stream whatever services we figure out we want in the future.  Have up to 50 meg up and down and the capability to get more if needed.  I'm just interested in smart TV capability, streaming, and playing my 1st gen ps4.  Should I stick with 1080?  See a few TVs in 300-400 range at 4k smart tv.  Also LCD or LED?  Oh, also, my size limit is 50"...maybe 55.

Thanks guys,

Old man.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 12, 2019, 03:43:55 PM
I'll elaborate more when I get home, but I'd definitely recommend a 4k TV with HDR since all the streaming services support those features. My recommendation is the Sony 900f, which I believe Brad has.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on December 12, 2019, 10:42:06 PM
Quote from: Ted on December 12, 2019, 12:43:56 PM
Thinking about picking up a new TV for Christmas.  Know nothing about electronics anymore.  Should I just automatically go for a 4k TV?

Will probably be getting rid of DirectTV somewhere down the line and just stream whatever services we figure out we want in the future.  Have up to 50 meg up and down and the capability to get more if needed.  I'm just interested in smart TV capability, streaming, and playing my 1st gen ps4.  Should I stick with 1080?  See a few TVs in 300-400 range at 4k smart tv.  Also LCD or LED?  Oh, also, my size limit is 50"...maybe 55.

Thanks guys,

Old man.

Any TV worth buying now is going to be a 4K/HDR capable set. The implementation of HDR and the peak brightness are what separates them on the pricing spectrum.
I would recommend a separate streaming device, ala Roku or Fire stick, vs. relying on a smart TVs streaming features. The device will have a faster processor, and receive updates for the various apps much more frequently than the smart TV.
OLED vs. LCD is the biggest jump in price, much debate there as to whether or not double the cost gets one double the results. IMHO, the sweet spot are mid-price FALD LCDs.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on December 12, 2019, 10:47:44 PM
Quote from: Brad Company on December 12, 2019, 10:42:06 PM
Quote from: Ted on December 12, 2019, 12:43:56 PM
Thinking about picking up a new TV for Christmas.  Know nothing about electronics anymore.  Should I just automatically go for a 4k TV?

Will probably be getting rid of DirectTV somewhere down the line and just stream whatever services we figure out we want in the future.  Have up to 50 meg up and down and the capability to get more if needed.  I'm just interested in smart TV capability, streaming, and playing my 1st gen ps4.  Should I stick with 1080?  See a few TVs in 300-400 range at 4k smart tv.  Also LCD or LED?  Oh, also, my size limit is 50"...maybe 55.

Thanks guys,

Old man.

Any TV worth buying now is going to be a 4K/HDR capable set. The implementation of HDR and the peak brightness are what separates them on the pricing spectrum.
I would recommend a separate streaming device, ala Roku or Fire stick, vs. relying on a smart TVs streaming features. The device will have a faster processor, and receive updates for the various apps much more frequently than the smart TV.

Thank you both for the advice so far.  So invest in the sticks going forward and put the TV money towards what the TV's picture can do.  Do they make FALD LCD's that aren't automatically smart TVs?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 13, 2019, 08:19:38 AM
I bought the Roku Stick + on Black Friday since my TV's built-in apps didn't support 4K or HDR for Disney Plus and Amazon Video, so I'd definitely recommend going with a streaming device over your TV's built-in apps.

Any decent TV is going to be a SMART TV. The non-smart TV's are usually reserved for the inexpensive, cheaper brands or budget TVs.

All LCD TVs use LEDs now, so there's really no need to worry about LCD vs LED anymore. Like Brad, I 'd also recommend a FALD TV (Full Array Local Dimming). Unfortunately, Samsung doesn't use that technology, which is why I recommended the Sony 900f. You can check some of the pro and cons of the different technologies here: https://dgit.com/oled-vs-lcd-vs-fald-52344/

If I were buying a new TV now, my choices would be between Sony (900f or 950g) and LG. After 3 Samsung sets, I'm ready to move to another brand.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on December 14, 2019, 01:51:15 AM
Enjoy what you get. Would throw my 2cents but have not bought at TV in seven years. It was a 59" Samsung with 3D.  Don't get me wrong it's a great TV but has there been a 59" TV on the market since? Also it is safe to say the 3D has never been used.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on December 15, 2019, 12:29:34 PM
That’s where I’m at.  This tv is 47” at least 8 years old.  It’s a good tv, but I think I’d like to upgrade and take advantage of modern features.  Plus because of the glass and bezel (is it called that on a tv?) the current tv is as big as a modern one between 50 and 55”. So I can get a screen real estate upgrade in the same footprint.

That being said, the comments about streaming sticks has me thinking I should just buy a stick for now and get that going.  The tv has a usb in port so it should work.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 15, 2019, 12:38:01 PM
All the streaming sticks connect via HDMI. You can use the USB port on your TV to provide power for them.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on December 15, 2019, 04:46:22 PM
Quote from: Jason on December 15, 2019, 12:38:01 PM
All the streaming sticks connect via HDMI. You can use the USB port on your TV to provide power for them.

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I would say that’s what I meant, but we both know that’s not true  :-[ :-[
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on December 21, 2019, 09:23:41 PM
No HDMI=time for the upgrade. TVs have never been cheaper. Of course, this board is a poor choice for making frugal decisions.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 22, 2019, 10:25:39 PM
The 55" Sony 950g is now on sale for an all-time low price:

Sony X950G 55 Inch TV: 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility - 2019 Model https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07MVT8S92/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_GmdaEbEN73F2B

I'm tempted to "accidentally" crack my TV screen so I have an excuse to buy the Sony at that price.

I always tell my wife how she's lucky I don't go through women like I do TVs.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on December 23, 2019, 11:57:17 AM
The 65" 900F for $1098 is crazy good deal, as well.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 23, 2019, 12:29:08 PM
I thought I could fit the 65" in my entertainment center, but I was wrong.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on December 23, 2019, 04:39:12 PM
Quote from: Brad Company on December 21, 2019, 09:23:41 PM
No HDMI=time for the upgrade. TVs have never been cheaper. Of course, this board is a poor choice for making frugal decisions.

The current unit has 4 HDMI ports so thats not an issue.  I do appreciate all of the tips, but you guys will probably be disappointed in me. Unfortunately the priority will be that the set is between 50 and 55” and will be no more than $500 delivered to the front door.  So I don’t think I’ll be able to get FALD, but on the other hand I don’t know if I would be able to tell the difference.  I’m as amateur as it gets when it comes to electronics.

The advice about a streaming stick vs the TV software is noted though.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 24, 2019, 10:02:25 AM
I've seen plenty of Samsung and LG TVs that size in that price range, so don't feel like you have to settle for a cheaper brand.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on December 24, 2019, 07:02:29 PM
Quote from: Ted on December 23, 2019, 04:39:12 PM
Quote from: Brad Company on December 21, 2019, 09:23:41 PM
No HDMI=time for the upgrade. TVs have never been cheaper. Of course, this board is a poor choice for making frugal decisions.

The current unit has 4 HDMI ports so thats not an issue.  I do appreciate all of the tips, but you guys will probably be disappointed in me. Unfortunately the priority will be that the set is between 50 and 55” and will be no more than $500 delivered to the front door.  So I don’t think I’ll be able to get FALD, but on the other hand I don’t know if I would be able to tell the difference.  I’m as amateur as it gets when it comes to electronics.

The advice about a streaming stick vs the TV software is noted though.

For 4K streaming, the HDMI ports may need to be upgraded beyond the versions on the 8 year old set. But yeah, you can roll into any big box store, and grab a 50" for $500.
Don't sleep on the Roku TVs with built in Roku, either. You may have decent luck with built in apps on a smart TV, try them before going with a stick. App performance is such a hodgepodge that your favorites may perform fine. Either way, you can significantly improve your lot with a reasonable amount of cash.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on December 24, 2019, 07:14:07 PM
Exactly, I was just nosing around Amazon and this 58" Samsung is $499  the 55" is $450 and 50" is $350.  From Amazon you have free shipping.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NC8ZDVK?ref=emc_p_m_5_i (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NC8ZDVK?ref=emc_p_m_5_i)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on December 27, 2019, 11:20:28 PM
Just finished Season 2 of "You" on Netflix. If you liked the first, this will be a worthwhile watch. Final episode is the highlight as the show throws a cureveball and sets up nicely for a season three.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 03, 2020, 11:48:21 PM
My wife and I just finished watching Dolemite is my Name and it's the best Eddie Murphy movie I've seen since the 80's, if not of all time. I went in not even knowing what is was about and was even more impressed when I found out it's based on a true story. If you have Netflix, you owe it to yourself to watch this movie.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 09, 2020, 10:22:37 AM
A few more movies I watched over the Christmas break:

Star Wars: Episode IX: I took my sons to see this before Christmas and have become less impressed with it the longer it's been. I walked out of the theater thinking it was okay, but I dislike more now that I've had time to think about it. The entire trilogy was unnecessary and poorly planned from the beginning. I knew it was going to have issues when it was first announced that 3 different directors were going to handle each movie. JJ Abrams came back to try to save the final movie, but it was doomed to fail from the beginning.

Yesterday: My wife and I finally got to see this on Blu-ray and it didn't disappoint. There was a lot more to it than what was shown in the trailers, so if you think everything was given away in the trailers, you're in for a pleasant surprise. The acting, music, singing and story were all good.

Next up this weekend is The Lighthouse. We get a free rental with Fios and this is on this list.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on January 10, 2020, 02:11:19 PM
Star Wars... You big nerd.  ;)

Just used up a $50 Amazon gift card for some horror viewing the next few days.  Forgot about The Lighthouse. Really want to check that out from the reviews and the B/W use to create dread.

3 From Hell - I hate Rob Zombie but I can't not watch his movies.
Haunt - Love me some haunted house horror.
Zombieland Double Tap - Should have waited for a rent but I figure it will be watched a few times.
Bloodline - Seann William Scott does horror? Sure why not. It has a Dexter vibe apparently.
Ready or Not - The big horror movie last year, really looking forward to this.
Villans - Trailer looks pretty good and solid reviews.

Midsommar - Now free for Prime users. Wanted to check this out as it reviews well though it looks a bit artsy-fartsy at times.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on January 11, 2020, 07:17:12 AM
3 From Hell - The gang solves the border crisis. Whew this on went completely off the rails the second half of the film. Sadly my favorite character of the trilogy, Captain Spaulding played by Sid Haig was cut short due to his real life illness/passing early in the filming (RIP). So a third character, a step-brother fills in and does an adequate job. I enjoyed House of 1000 corpses and The Devil's Rejects was tolerable but this is easily the worst of the series. It has been fourteen years since The Devils Rejects, should have let the series die there.

Zombieland Double Tap - More like Double Bong. I think there were almost as many references to pot as there were the zombies. We get it Woody, you love the stuff. Felt like a cash grab to me. The ditzy blonde that is thrown in the mix early on was probably the only enjoyable part of the actual film.  When the Columbia Studios intro is the funniest part of the film. It was pretty damn clever. Here it is, now I have saved you from watching the full movie.  ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/8VPMpiA.gif)

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 11, 2020, 01:19:50 PM
The new Zombieland was one of the movies I was considering with my free rental, but I'll stick with The Lighthouse for sure now.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on January 12, 2020, 01:14:31 AM
Haunt - You head down a dirt road and see a flashing sign for a Haunted House. As you pull up there are no other cars or people, just a scary clown. That is a wrap, teens drive off, end movie.  Oh that probably would have been a fine ending 10 minutes into the film. They go in anyway and you are left with an hour and a half of uninspired horror movie footage. Just copying things that have already been done with less than stellar acting.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 12, 2020, 10:28:54 AM
I wasn't too impressed with The Lighthouse. I guess it's one of those artsy movies that critics love but non-sophisticated people like myself find boring. I felt it had so much more potential considering the setting. I guess I was expecting something more along the lines of Shutter Island.

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Post by: BDSooner72 on January 12, 2020, 05:15:30 PM
That sucks, it's the problem I had with Suspiria and fear for with Midsommar.

Bloodline - Pretty much an episode of Dexter where Dexter ignores all his rules and does silly things like leaving mounds of dirt visible when he buries a body. Not that this was intentional, the movie was just pretty inept to begin with. You get a birdseye view to a childbirth for whatever reason. The twists you see coming from a mile away. Do not recommend.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on January 13, 2020, 04:48:56 AM
Villains - I though it was a horror movie but was more of a Suspense/Drama film. Good acting kept me watching. It's different but not bad different.  Bill Skarsgard stole the show. Enjoyed him in this more than his role as Pennywise in It.

Ready or Not - About fricking time. Nailed it. Great Horror movie with some dark humor throughout. Oh the ending, I liked it very much. The first 5 minutes get the wheels in the brain churning. Then it fairly quickly delivers the setup and the players in comparison to most horror films and boom, action for almost an hour straight. Tense but I have seen much scarier. The atmosphere and camera work is spot on. Blood will be shed. Twists? There could be one or two. A few head scratchers in the plot but that is my only complaint and did not deter my enjoyment.

It's was a special $3.99 at Amazon for Prime members when I rented it. Don't know if that has changed but it was a steal at that price compared to what I paid for the rest of the stuff.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 13, 2020, 09:18:09 AM
Brent, have you seen Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark? I've been tempted to buy this movie since it came out in November.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on January 13, 2020, 10:06:14 AM
Saw it but it was PG-13. Good reviews. Might wait for it's way to hit Netflix or Prime.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 13, 2020, 10:12:14 AM
I can live with PG-13 if it's just because of lack of gore. Hopefully it hits one of the streaming services in time for Halloween.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on January 15, 2020, 08:11:38 AM
Midsommar - Two hours and twenty minutes of what the hell did I just watch.  The first hour and twenty minutes of this is the slowest of burns. While it does go batshit crazy for the last hour or so, it was far too predictable. You know what is going to everyone. Again, it's got artsy-fartsy out the wazoo, so of course reviewers loved that and trying to break down the meanings of the shit I would not waste a nano-second on. Well shot film and the Swedish countryside/Amish Hippie community was a great setting, ultimately spoiled by the actual script.  There is about 10 minutes of the film that would easily solve a person on Viagra unable to get rid of an erection. Ending, which predictable game me a tiny bit of satisfaction.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 15, 2020, 08:17:40 AM
I had just added Midsommar to my watchlist this past weekend. I'm glad I didn't waste my time on it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on January 15, 2020, 08:26:15 AM
Let's be honest. How many good horror movies are there that were over two hours long?

The Shining
Rosemary's Baby
The Exorcist

Those were the only ones that I can remember off the top of my head.  I did see "It" and it was over two hours but I did not care for it that much.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 15, 2020, 01:16:53 PM
I have not seen Rosemary's Baby in over 30 years. It's one of the movies I want to watch with my kids. "It" was pretty good until the end.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on January 16, 2020, 11:05:23 AM
Netflix: Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

Worth the watch (3 hours) if only for the prison calls. His mom, WOW. It covers all the reasons why he might have done it but some people are just bad.  It's not like everyone with a CTE is out killing people. Also the footage of him letting a convicted criminal play with his baby daughter. Lot of screwed up stuff in three hours.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 18, 2020, 11:40:46 AM
Started watching The Outsider miniseries by Stephen King on HBO last night. So far just the first two episodes have aired (10 total) with new episodes each Sunday. It's gone in so many different directions in just the first two episodes with one shocking twist already. Looking forward to seeing how this plays out.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 20, 2020, 03:35:24 PM
Ted, not sure if you're still looking for an inexpensive TV, but there's some good deals now with the Super Bowl 2 weeks away: https://www.target.com/c/tvs-home-theater-electronics/sale/-/N-5xtdjZ5tdv0?type=products (https://www.target.com/c/tvs-home-theater-electronics/sale/-/N-5xtdjZ5tdv0?type=products)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 21, 2020, 06:56:00 PM
After watching the third episode of The Outsider, I'd move it to the "highly recommended" category. Hopefully it doesn't let me down.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on January 22, 2020, 09:39:14 AM
If I had HBO it would definitely be on my watch list.

In a lull right now so I watched Sherlock again. The first two seasons were excellent and it still holds true the second time around. Three was good but a bit of a drop-off and Four was still worth a re-watch but is easily the weak link of the series.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on January 26, 2020, 08:28:06 AM
Just finished The Irishman. I probably would have been happy with an hour or so edited out, especially in the last hour. The only part of the movie I just could not stand was De Niro and Pesci playing the younger versions of themselves. Some times it is better to use younger actors. The technology they use to de-age actors can make for some creepy appearances.

Where does it stack up on my list of Scorsese movies...

1. Goodfellas
2. Taxi Driver
3. Raging Bull
4. Color of Money - Hated by reviewers but I don't give two flips about that. Loved it. Doom scene with, "It's in the way that you use it" playing the background still gives me chills.
5. Casino
6. Mean Streets
7. The Irishman
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on January 28, 2020, 07:39:19 PM
Quote from: Jason on January 21, 2020, 06:56:00 PM
After watching the third episode of The Outsider, I'd move it to the "highly recommended" category. Hopefully it doesn't let me down.

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Thanks, Jason.  I'll check out some sites.  Sorry for the late response.  I've been away at a convention earning CEUs for my license and haven't been checking in.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on January 28, 2020, 07:54:15 PM
Any opinions on this set?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PP4882Q/ref=twister_B07NHXYXY6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PP4882Q/ref=twister_B07NHXYXY6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 28, 2020, 11:14:49 PM
That's a pretty good choice. It's one of the few inexpensive sets with a native 120hz refresh rate. The IPS panel will give you a wider viewing angle at the cost of a lower contrast ration. It has low input lag if you plan on gaming on it and supports Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Dolby ATMOS.

I found a review for it on rtings.com, which also gave it a good rating: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/sm8600 (https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/sm8600)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on February 09, 2020, 09:09:04 AM
Dexter spoilers, so Surprise Motherfucker. Not covering them up because it's been on for awhile and if you have not seen it by now that is on you.

Rewatching Dexter and holy fuck this is some serious fuckery in how many ways the writers can get Deb to fucking say fuck. Debra is my second favorite character from the show, she fucking rocks and I can only imagine a world where she had a fucking role on Deadwood. Sadly the best character in the series was taken from us too soon. Detective James Doakes (Erik King) is the reason Season 2 is my favorite season in the series. As much as I enjoyed the 4th season with John Lihtgow and Keith Carradine, the second season does not have a lull in the middle that the 4th season had.

So

2nd season
4th season 
1st season
3rd season (Hit and Miss season but Jimmy Smits did a fine job in his role.)
7th season (Placing this here just shows how bad season 5, 6 and 8 were.)
5th season (Lumen, Lumen, Lumen. Never cared for Julia Styles and this made me dislike her as an actress even more. The main story itself was not bad, outside of Julia Styles being in them.)
6th season (Colin Hanks has his daddy's DNA but the Acting Chops fell far from his tree. So boring, should be prescribed for sleep deprivation. Paring him with Edward James Olmos was not a sound decision. I thought Mos played an interesting role but religion dominated the season.)
8th season (Easily one of the worst final episodes and endings I have ever seen.)

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 23, 2020, 08:15:15 AM
Looking forward to Knives Out on Blu-ray this week. Never made it to theaters to see this, so I'm excited to see it for the first time.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 29, 2020, 12:14:28 AM
Knives Out definitely lived up to my expectations. What a great movie. As a big fan of Agatha Christie's books and movies, I'd rank Rian Johnson's screenplay right up there with the best of them.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on March 03, 2020, 03:24:14 AM
Love crime docs but The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez (Netflix) is a tough watch. Only one episode in and I am sick to my stomach that a human being, even more so a parent could do these things to a child.  The incompetence of the L.A. children's social services department in just mind boggling.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 03, 2020, 08:28:58 AM
I have a hard time watching anything like that involving kids, so I couldn't see myself ever watching this.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on March 03, 2020, 09:26:54 AM
Just finished it and can save you the time you were not going to spend watching. INCOMPETENCE EVERYWHERE. The amount of people who shrugged this kid off made me want to strangle my TV set.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on March 04, 2020, 11:33:56 AM
Just started How to get away with murder. Halfway through season one and it's not that bad. Just one of those shows I just never hopped on. Viola Davis is great in her role but what has me the most intrigued is how did they make it to five seasons (probably more but this what Netflix has) with the season one "in medias res" style of storytelling. Yup, I learned something today. Was just going to say a series of flashbacks or Arrested Developmentesque nonlinear storytelling but it surprised me how many of the shows I love use this, so I googled.

Also I can see why this show won a bunch of GLADD awards. They do not shy away from the male on male sex.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on March 13, 2020, 08:14:02 AM
Girl on the Third Floor (Netflix)

Ever said, "I would like to watch a horror movie that consists of CM Punk remolding a house for an hour."  Then this one if for you. Overdone gore, story that is all over the place and an ending that is consistent with the rest of the production.



Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on March 19, 2020, 01:17:15 AM
I was worried when they moved Narcos to Mexico but season 2, just like the first season was stellar.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on March 21, 2020, 09:05:39 AM
Need to take your mind of things, I Submit to you "Tiger Kings." It's a  Netflix documentary about, fuck it, just watch the trailer.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on March 28, 2020, 06:19:03 PM
The Platform (Netflix)  A Spanish Thriller/Horror with English dubbing that is not that bad. You can go Spanish with subtitles.

Watch this movie. Everything up to the last 5 minutes is terrific. Great premise that had me wanting to watch from the trailer. Some just crazy scenes in this movie. You may never climb a rope again after watching this.  ;D  It is pretty political but while appearing anti-capitalism, things are not so simple as you get toward the end.

The ending. It ends. That much is sure. Did not spoil the movie for me but I really hate this type of ending.

Trailer

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 28, 2020, 06:44:39 PM
I was planning on watching this tonight. Been trying to convince my wife to watch it with me all day.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on March 28, 2020, 08:04:29 PM
I would eat first.  ;)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 28, 2020, 11:37:26 PM
Second movie I watched this weekend with a disappointing ending. Annihilation was the first last night.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on March 29, 2020, 01:46:28 AM
You didn't like Annihilation's ending?  How about the movie as a whole?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 29, 2020, 09:54:54 AM
I loved the rest of the movie, which is why I felt let down by the ending. It wasn't bad, but I was just expecting more.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on April 01, 2020, 05:04:32 PM
If you are looking for a bit of humor in these troubled times, I highly recommend Kim's Convenience on Netflix. Season 4 just hit. Korean/Canadian family running a convenience store and the mom and dad are just brilliant throughout, best part of the show.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on April 05, 2020, 05:13:31 PM
Watched Spaceballs with my younger son last night. That movie still holds up well all these years later.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on April 06, 2020, 03:22:53 PM
I watched some of that, the Alien and Planet of the Apes call backs at the end are the best.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on April 06, 2020, 03:29:08 PM
Quote from: Brad Company on April 06, 2020, 03:22:53 PM
I watched some of that, the Alien and Planet of the Apes call backs at the end are the best.
Yeah, I had to explain those to my son since he hasn't seen either one of those movies. My older son refuses to watch Planet of the Apes, so he didn't get it either.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on April 06, 2020, 07:22:07 PM
Quote from: Jason on April 06, 2020, 03:29:08 PM
Quote from: Brad Company on April 06, 2020, 03:22:53 PM
I watched some of that, the Alien and Planet of the Apes call backs at the end are the best.
Yeah, I had to explain those to my son since he hasn't seen either one of those movies. My older son refuses to watch Planet of the Apes, so he didn't get it either.

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why won't he watch Planet of the Apes?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on April 06, 2020, 08:33:03 PM
He has no interest in it. I don't get it because he usually watches anything with me and likes most of what I like. I did start watching it with my daughter last year and she lost interest in it halfway through the movie...and this was the original, not the shitty remake.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on April 07, 2020, 07:18:02 PM
man i loved those movies when i was a kid.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on April 07, 2020, 07:35:27 PM
Same here. What's more annoying is that I know he'd like it. I'll get him to watch it one day.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on April 07, 2020, 07:59:25 PM
I own all of those movies and the TV series. I'm all about those damn dirty apes.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on April 08, 2020, 09:48:48 AM
That's pretty hardcore.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on April 13, 2020, 06:51:25 AM
Ozark Season 3 is a step up from season 2. Wendy’s Bi-polar Brother is introduced. As the plot goes he is not someone you would expect the family to keep around, with all the secrets/money laundering and working for a Cartel and such and him being off his meds. Also the arc becomes predictable and you know where it's all going episodes in advance. It was really good acting on his part though. He is very convincing in the role, it just felt out of place.


Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on April 17, 2020, 09:33:35 AM
I may have to watch Ozarks after hearing everyone taking about it. I checked out the trailer for it and had no idea Jason Bateman was in it. I added it my watchlist, but catching up on 3 seasons is going to be tough.

I watched Snowpiercer last night and thought it was pretty good. The premise alone caught my attention, but it played out much differently than I expected.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on April 18, 2020, 05:50:50 AM
Bosch Season 6 (Amazon Prime) just released. Only a few episodes in but once again... This is the best current show you will see on TV. The show pisses excellence - Ricky Bobby.

La Mante (Netflix) The Mantis as we yanks would say. Female serial killer caught, copycat begins, she helps but requires someone in return. It's not bad and I liked the premise but quite a few glaring plot holes. It is in French so subtitles for most. Something to add to the wishlist just to show others how you are into foreign films.  Probably really similar to Prodigal Son on Fox but I have not seen it outside commercials.

Brews Brothers (Netflix) From the co-creator of The League. A show that unlike The Leagues, is devoid of anything remotely funny. Multiple characters that are simply not funny at all and should have never been cast in a comedy.  It's craptacular - Bartholomew JoJo Simpson
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on April 28, 2020, 11:16:09 PM
I know I'm very late to the party with these two, but I just started watching 30 Rock and Family Guy on Hulu this past week. I've never seen an episode of either show before this. Once these are done I'm moving onto The Office (US version), which I bought for my daughter on DVD.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on April 29, 2020, 12:15:54 AM
Have you ever seen the UK version of The Office?  I love the US version but it lasted way too many seasons.  UK version was just right and I will always prefer David Brent to Michael Scott. Michael Scott was written to be a lovable buffoon. David Brent was written as that guy in your office who could offend anyone, anytime, anywhere and was well aware in doing so with no disregard. He could be so cringe worthy it was actually hard to watch his character which is a tribute to the writing and acting. Tim and Jim is a tossup, though I prefer Martin Freeman as an actor. Dwight over Gareth because he has a much better backstory. Dawn and Pam are a draw.

Also the UK version does not have Andy Bernard, a big reason the show fell off dramatically.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on April 29, 2020, 12:39:28 AM
I've never seen the UK version either. I'd probably be interested in checking it out after I make it through the US version. Is the UK version available to stream anywhere?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on April 29, 2020, 01:00:48 AM
UK Office on Amazon Prime.  I would recommend this one first. It is the original, only two seasons and far fewer episodes with Christmas special to wrap things up.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07CK2L93J/ref=atv_dp_season_select_s1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07CK2L93J/ref=atv_dp_season_select_s1)


While you are binging Luther (Idris Elba) is on Amazon Prime and if you have yet to see The IT Crowd, it is on Netflix.

https://www.amazon.com/Luther-Season-1/dp/B0045XR7O0 (https://www.amazon.com/Luther-Season-1/dp/B0045XR7O0)

https://www.netflix.com/title/70140450 (https://www.netflix.com/title/70140450)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on April 29, 2020, 02:43:44 PM
I can't believe how short the UK version of The Office is. Just added it to my watchlist.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on May 01, 2020, 12:17:12 PM
Quote from: Jason on April 29, 2020, 02:43:44 PM
I can't believe how short the UK version of The Office is. Just added it to my watchlist.

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That’s typical British tv.  2 or 3 series and a special to wrap it. I like that style over American tv which tends to run a show until it’s just drained of anything interesting.  Stories are meant to be finished, not dragged out to suck away every advertising dollar until there’s nothing left.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on May 01, 2020, 12:35:30 PM
Yes, Modern Family is a perfect example of that.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on May 04, 2020, 11:09:01 PM
Hollywood has officially run out of ideas.

https://www.cnet.com/news/nicolas-cage-to-play-joe-exotic-the-tiger-king-in-first-tv-role/# (https://www.cnet.com/news/nicolas-cage-to-play-joe-exotic-the-tiger-king-in-first-tv-role/#)

The Tiger King was a fun little documentary but a series based of it? This is why I stick to British TV shows.  ;)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on May 04, 2020, 11:19:13 PM
Quote from: Ted on May 01, 2020, 12:17:12 PM
That’s typical British tv.  2 or 3 series and a special to wrap it. I like that style over American tv which tends to run a show until it’s just drained of anything interesting.  Stories are meant to be finished, not dragged out to suck away every advertising dollar until there’s nothing left.

Even with the longer running series like Midsomer Murders, you are only getting an average of 6 episodes a year. Generally each episode is around an hour and they definitely push quality over quantity.

I use Criminal Minds as the perfect example of what is wrong with US TV. They were averaging 24-25 episodes a year. I enjoyed the show but you can only accomplish so much in 45 minutes and complete a story. Every episode just starting feeling like a copy/paste with a new killer. The times I really enjoyed the show where when they had multiple episodes based on an event/story arc.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on May 08, 2020, 10:53:45 AM
I watched Seinfeld's new stand-up 23 Hours To Kill last night on Netflix. It's much better than his other stand-up show on there and worth checking out.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on May 09, 2020, 05:05:45 AM
Final Season of The Durrells in Corfu is up on Amazon Prime.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07Y8VSNXN/ref=atv_dp_season_select_s4 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07Y8VSNXN/ref=atv_dp_season_select_s4)



Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on May 09, 2020, 12:44:14 PM
Dead to Me season 2 is now available on Netflix. I'm not sure where they're going with the story this season, but the first season is definitely worth watching.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on May 18, 2020, 11:06:28 PM
I got a chance to watch a few movies over the weekend starting with Fantasy Island on Thursday. I'm a huge fan of the original series and I've enjoyed most of the movies put out by Blumhouse, so I was willing to give this one a try even though the reviews for it were terrible. While I wouldn't call it a good movie, I can say it was enjoyable. I liked how all the stories were tied together and I always enjoy a movie with a nice twist at the end. The biggest surprise came when my wife told me she never watched the original TV series when she was a kid.

Sunday night my older son and I watched the Joker. Even with all the positive reviews, I had my doubts about how much I'd like this movie, but I was wrong. Other than the incredible acting by Joaquin Phoenix, the story was well done with a lot of surprises I wasn't expecting. I'm glad I finally decided to give this movie a chance.

This evening my younger son and I watched Sonic the Hedgehog. I was surprised by all the good reviews and press this got when it came out in theaters considering the controversy around the first design of Sonic in the initial trailer. I'll admit that I liked it much more than I expected to. Everyone had talked about how Jim Carey stole the show, but James Marsden, who I'm not normally a fan of, was really good in it too.

Next up this weekend is Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which I've been looking forward to.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on May 21, 2020, 08:20:11 PM
Counterpart 2 seasons have been added to Amazon prime. If you like J.K. Simmons, you will get more J.K. Simmons than you can shale a stick at. Two episodes in and it's pretty interesting.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on May 24, 2020, 07:21:51 PM
Finished up season 2 of Dead to Me which ended with a setup for season 3.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on May 24, 2020, 09:45:27 PM
Tried watching the new Seinfeld standup but it just does not work for me. Been spending way too much time watching Jimmy Carr lately. Dude is famous for roasting hecklers.








but the best is when he got on the Comedy Central roast of Rob Lowe.



Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on May 25, 2020, 06:28:21 PM
Animated Trailer Park Boys Season 2 is up on Netflix. Enjoyed it like I did the first season. Now I am re-watching the show again. At least up to the point when they started to sell out and had celebs on.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on May 25, 2020, 07:57:54 PM
Quote from: Jason on May 09, 2020, 12:44:14 PM
Dead to Me season 2 is now available on Netflix. I'm not sure where they're going with the story this season, but the first season is definitely worth watching.

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I liked S1, but S2 the story has suffered.  I think it's the writing.  I'm halfway and if it doesn't improve by the end of S2 I'll probably shelve it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on May 26, 2020, 01:14:23 AM
I would say it definitely gets better. My wife and I had concerns after the first 3 episodes, but it takes some unexpected turns after that.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on May 27, 2020, 02:30:04 PM
As an HBO subscriber through Fios I'm apparently entitled to HBO Max for free. I installed it on my PS4, but they really need an app for Roku players.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on May 27, 2020, 05:03:04 PM
Not that I planned on getting it but not available on Roku and Amazon Fire?

Quote"It's a bold strategy Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for them."
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on May 27, 2020, 05:52:17 PM
Yeah, I saw that it also wasn't available on my Fire Stick. It's supposed to be coming to both platforms, but launching without support for either was not a good idea.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on May 27, 2020, 09:09:50 PM
Here's a little more information on the situation: https://www.zdnet.com/article/where-is-my-hbo-max-heres-why-roku-and-fire-tv-users-dont-get-upgrade/ (https://www.zdnet.com/article/where-is-my-hbo-max-heres-why-roku-and-fire-tv-users-dont-get-upgrade/)
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Post by: BDSooner72 on June 16, 2020, 02:15:18 PM
F is for Family season 4 is out on Netflix. Really good season (still have the last episode to watch), they even do a whole episode dedicated to another character.
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Post by: BDSooner72 on June 22, 2020, 09:26:43 PM
Poldark Season 5 is on Amazon prime. Another great season.
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Post by: Jason on June 25, 2020, 10:07:45 AM
Watched Ford v Ferrari last night with my kids. What an awesome movie. Matt Damon and Christian Bale were great in it.

My kids want to race on Circuit de la Sarthe (Le Mans) and Willow Springs today in GT Sport to see how they do on the tracks in the movie.

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Post by: Jason on June 25, 2020, 04:12:40 PM
I was able to beat Ken Miles' track record of 3:33 at Le Mans by running a 3:27 with the Dodge SRT Tomahawk, which has a similar top speed to the Ford GT-40 (218 mph). I may have to buy the '65 and '66 Ford GT-40s in GT just so I can use the same exact car has him.
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Post by: BDSooner72 on July 02, 2020, 07:41:56 AM
Watched Athlete A on Netflix. A documentary on the pedophile Larry Nassar and how it was covered up by the USA Gymnastics.  Maggie Nichols was Athlete A (The first to report abuse about Nassar) and she went on to great success as a Gymnast at the University of Oklahoma. She had been private about what happened until this documentary was released. Sexually abused and then blacklisted by USA Gymnastics, she got the final fuck you. They really went after the President of USA Gymnastics but there were plenty who passed the buck. Karolyi's are referenced often but not enough time spent on them.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on July 02, 2020, 09:45:59 AM
As a father of 3 kids (and 1 daughter), I have a hard time watching stuff like that. If they would let me pull the lever to the electric chair he deserves to be in, I'd watch it in a heartbeat.
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Post by: Jason on July 02, 2020, 10:39:19 PM
I've introduced my older son to the early movies of Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal. We started with Bloodsport and Kick Boxer, which were Van Damme's first two and best movies. We then moved on to Above the Law, Hard to Kill and Out for Justice, which is worth it just for Steven Seagal's over-the-top acting as Gino Filino. His acting in that film makes it a borderline-line comedy. I remember doing impressions of him in that movie with my friends back when I was 20 ("anybody see Richie...I'm gonna keep coming back until somebody remembers seeing Richie").

The only other Steven Seagal movie worth watching is Under Siege, which I watched with my son years ago, unless you count his ridiculous "real" videos on YouTube where he shows his martial arts skills. These things are great. An old and overweight Seagal pulls off these cool moves from his movies and tries to pass them off as real even though they look like they're in slow motion, the guys (actors) he's fighting exaggerate their falls and flips, and Steven Seagal is breathing heavy after about 1 minute. Highly recommended if you need a good laugh.
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Post by: Jason on July 02, 2020, 10:42:37 PM
Here's our favorite:
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on July 03, 2020, 01:36:40 PM
The comments for that video are so spot on.

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Post by: BDSooner72 on August 17, 2020, 01:28:48 PM
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/cobra-kai-leaves-youtube-and-heads-to-netflix-for-/1100-6478805/ (https://www.gamespot.com/articles/cobra-kai-leaves-youtube-and-heads-to-netflix-for-/1100-6478805/)

Cobra Kai Leaves YouTube And Heads to Netflix For Season 3
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Post by: Jason on August 17, 2020, 03:14:02 PM
Quote from: BDSooner72 on August 17, 2020, 01:28:48 PM
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/cobra-kai-leaves-youtube-and-heads-to-netflix-for-/1100-6478805/ (https://www.gamespot.com/articles/cobra-kai-leaves-youtube-and-heads-to-netflix-for-/1100-6478805/)

Cobra Kai Leaves YouTube And Heads to Netflix For Season 3

Yes!!! It looks like seasons 1 and 2 will be on Netflix too. I've been wanting to see them.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on August 19, 2020, 04:56:50 PM
Finished watching the first season of Rita on Netflix. Five season total and so far it has been really good. It's from Denamrk so unless you speak Danish you will need the subtitles.

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Post by: BDSooner72 on August 27, 2020, 09:30:12 PM
Netflix 1BR - 1 BoRing Horror move.

Netflix Noresmen Season 3 - Spoof of Vikings that continues to be good and leaves us with a season 4 that could be great.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on August 28, 2020, 07:53:07 AM
Cobra Kai Season 1 & 2 are up. Going to re-watch them this weekend.

Fear City: New York vs The Mafia also on Netflix. A little documentary (3 parts) on how the government used RICO to take down the mob. Nothing really new or interesting for someone with any knowledge of the New York Mafia and how they were taken down. Spent most of the time on the bugging of the five bosses and audio recordings.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on August 28, 2020, 09:17:53 AM
Quote from: BDSooner72 on August 28, 2020, 07:53:07 AM
Cobra Kai Season 1 & 2 are up. Going to re-watch them this weekend.

I've been so psyched to see these. I'm hoping to binge the entire two seasons this weekend.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on August 29, 2020, 11:44:43 AM
Currently on episode 4 of 6 of High Score on Netflix. It's an interesting documentary on this history of videogames.

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Post by: BDSooner72 on August 29, 2020, 12:10:43 PM
Finished it earlier, pretty good. Except for Trip Hawkins, he still owes me $600 for the 3DO I purchased.  :))
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on August 30, 2020, 11:08:57 PM
I had a busy weekend watching TV. My younger son and I finished High Score on Netflix. I then had to watch the original Karate Kid with both of my sons since they had never seen it and wanted to watch Cobra Kai with me. Between last night and today, we finished the first season of Cobra Kai and we're halfway through the second. It's even better than I thought it would be. We'll probably finish the second season tomorrow. It's going to suck having to wait for season 3 now.

My wife and I, who started watching 30 Rock months ago, are finally on the final season (7). One we wrap up 30 Rock, we'll start The Office.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on September 02, 2020, 12:10:50 AM
I finished season 2 of Cobra Kai with my sons yesterday. I'd rate it an A- with season 1 being an A+. The cliff hanger ending made me even more anxious to see season 3 now.
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Post by: BDSooner72 on September 23, 2020, 02:22:55 PM
Pretty much my feelings. Glad it came to Netflix so more people can see it. The first episode is so well done and never has flipping the script left such a smile on my face.

I also agree with this video from a few years back.

https://youtu.be/C_Gz_iTuRMM
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on September 23, 2020, 04:40:04 PM
I loved the way the series showed both main characters from different perspectives. You could easily see both Johnny's and Daniel's point of view. It's probably what I enjoyed most about the show. I do like Johnny's character much more though. Some of the shit he says is hilarious and his views are very much in line with mine.
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Post by: Jason on September 27, 2020, 01:40:12 AM
I watched the new Invisible Man movie tonight and really enjoyed it. Elizabeth Moss is a great actress. Definitely two thumbs up.
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Post by: BDSooner72 on September 28, 2020, 10:33:25 PM
Finished Ratched on Netflix. Sarah Paulson was great but also made it feel like I was watching a new American Horror Story season. Show was stunning in recreating the era but that where the positives end. Average story, absolutely terrible ending. It was based on the Nurse Ratched from one flew over the cuckoo's nest which game me hope. Just like OU gave me hope in the first half of the Kansas State game.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on September 28, 2020, 11:50:30 PM
Quote from: BDSooner72 on September 28, 2020, 10:33:25 PM
Finished Ratched on Netflix. Sarah Paulson was great but also made it feel like I was watching a new American Horror Story season. Show was stunning in recreating the era but that where the positives end. Average story, absolutely terrible ending. It was based on the Nurse Ratched from one flew over the cuckoo's nest which game me hope. Just like OU gave me hope in the first half of the Kansas State game.

That's disappointing. My wife and I were getting to watch it.
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Post by: BDSooner72 on September 29, 2020, 11:58:24 AM
I think it is still worth a place on the watchlist. It's only eight episodes and if you can tolerate some of the lesser quality AHS seasons, you should be fine. Just expect style over substance which is pretty much par for the course of everything Ryan Murphy creates.  That ending though...

This was a series that was created to be multiple seasons, just know that in advance. They claim that it would take 3-4 seasons to get it to where it meets her One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest timeline.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on October 05, 2020, 04:05:51 PM
I enjoyed The Unicorn which is now on Netflix. I will pretty much watch anything with Walton Goggins in the cast.
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Post by: BDSooner72 on October 07, 2020, 11:48:24 AM
Hubie Halloween, yet another Netflix film by Happy Madison Productions. O'Doyle Rules! This movie does not. Same tired characters with more callbacks to previous movies than you can shake a stick at. Nothing funny or scary. Just another one of those films that seems to be made to give his friends a paycheck. Rob Schneider and Shaq are in this movie. Is there really anything else to add?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 10, 2020, 10:41:41 AM
I've been going old school with movies I haven't seen in over 35 years including The Amityville Horror, The Exorcist and The Evil Dead. Can't say I enjoyed any of them as much as I did originally. I also watch The Conjuring for the first time last night and enjoyed it. Tonight we're going with bad Halloween movies including Halloween: H20 and Halloween: Resurrection.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on October 10, 2020, 02:06:12 PM
Quote from: Jason on October 10, 2020, 10:41:41 AM
Tonight we're going with bad Halloween movies including Halloween: H20 and Halloween: Resurrection.

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Hopefully those Rob Zombie remakes are on the list. I am currently in the middle of one of the worst horror films I have seen in awhile. OU 17 Texas 17 at the half.
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Post by: Jason on October 10, 2020, 02:24:24 PM
I wasted my time watching a 2-1 Yankee loss myself last night.

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Post by: BDSooner72 on October 14, 2020, 11:07:00 PM
Absentia Season 3 (Amazon Prime) was a step up from last season. Easy binge watch and the only issue I had was how much they tried to pack in the last 20 minutes or so. Plot twist followed by another twist. A resolution of two story arcs in under 5 minutes that could have easily made for a terrific 4th season. They left it to where this could be the final season or there could be a 4th. Nothing has been said and I am left thinking this was the final season, which is fine as it does not leave leave you with some big mystery that never gets solved.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on October 15, 2020, 12:03:39 AM
https://deadline.com/2020/10/dexter-showtime-reboot-limited-michael-c-hall-clyde-phillips-1234597514/

Dexter is coming back next year. I am looking forward to this because the series finale was so terrible. Too good a show to end like that, even the off years were better than most TV shows. Early predictions, Deborah replaces Harry to become his profanity laced spiritual guide and Dexter's son ends up killing him in the final episode. Which ends up starting a new series where Harrison is the killer, Dexter the spiritual guide who also happens to be tormented in the afterlife by James Doakes. Surprise Motherfucker.  ;)



Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 15, 2020, 12:27:19 AM
I watched the Conjuring 1 last week and part 2 tonight. I had never seen either movie before and thought they were pretty good. I had no idea the Annabelle series and The Nun were all part of the Conjuring series, so now I want to see those too. I've had the Nun on my DVR since the winter and never got around to watching it, so now I just have to find out where I can watch the first two Annabelle movies since the last one is available on HBO.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on October 15, 2020, 07:53:11 AM
Way too much James Wan for me. He directed the first Saw which I thought was good but then went all supernatural. Have not seen any of the Annabelle movies on Prime or Netflix. Also The Curse Of La Llorona is apparently part of the Conjuring universe.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 17, 2020, 09:42:19 PM
Quote from: BDSooner72 on October 07, 2020, 11:48:24 AM
Hubie Halloween, yet another Netflix film by Happy Madison Productions. O'Doyle Rules! This movie does not. Same tired characters with more callbacks to previous movies than you can shake a stick at. Nothing funny or scary. Just another one of those films that seems to be made to give his friends a paycheck. Rob Schneider and Shaq are in this movie. Is there really anything else to add?
I watched this with my younger son tonight. It's a good movie for younger kids, but you're right, it's a typical Adam Sandler movie.

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Post by: Jason on October 18, 2020, 03:40:37 PM
The mother's shirts are the funniest part of the movie.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on October 18, 2020, 07:17:35 PM
Pretty much, those were really good.  I had to look up who was playing the cop in the movie. Had no clue it was Kevin James. Should have because he did absolutely nothing funny for the whole movie and was way too big to be David Spade and too white to be Chris Rock.

It still blows my mind that this kind of movie can sit at #1 on the Netflix chart for more than a week.

That said it was still better than the last horror movie I watched on Amazon Prime, Gutterballs. Canadian horror/porn/rape/gore movie. One that I am amazed has not forced Amazon to remove the title from the site because of the who and the how. Probably because it was from 2008 and I am the only one on Prime who has seen it so far.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 18, 2020, 09:04:18 PM
We're starting another bad horror movie marathon this week starting with Ghost Ship tonight and then Halloween 4, 5 and 6 during the week.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on October 18, 2020, 09:11:30 PM
Halloween 4 wasn't that bad. It brought us Danielle Harris. You should replace it with Halloween 3.  ;)

Better yet, a recording of the Giants/Washington game.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 18, 2020, 11:18:46 PM
We watched Season of the Witch last year, so I'm good for a few more decades. We watched Halloween 4 last year too, but I haven't seen 5 or 6 since I saw them in theaters.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on October 20, 2020, 10:36:52 AM
I am looking forward to, "Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight " which hits Netflix on the 28th. It's Polands take on the slasher genre. It has mixed reviews but looks better than most indie slasher films these days.




Saving The Haunting of Bly Manor for the week of Halloween.  I did see The Babysitter: Killer Queen (Netflix) a few weeks ago and thought it was as good if not better than the The Babysitter (also on Netflix).
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 20, 2020, 11:44:18 AM
Both Babysitter movies are on my Watchlist along with The Haunting of Bly Manor, after I watch The Haunting of Hill House. I was disappointed to see that Netflix no longer has Terrifier available.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 22, 2020, 11:38:52 PM
Looking forward to the Borat sequel tomorrow on Amazon Prime.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on October 27, 2020, 03:07:33 PM
Just scrolling through the coming soon section on Netflix I see that Cobra Kai season 3 has a release date of January 8th.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 27, 2020, 04:21:04 PM
Quote from: BDSooner72 on October 27, 2020, 03:07:33 PM
Just scrolling through the coming soon section on Netflix I see that Cobra Kai season 3 has a release date of January 8th.

Can't wait!!!
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on October 27, 2020, 09:37:05 PM
One of my daughters let me use her Hulu account and I watched the miniseries Catch-22.  I liked the original movie quite a bit, but I really like this remake.  It retains all of the dark humor, loses the camp, ups the cynicism, and (only my opinion) surpasses the original move. 

Just finished up first season of Fargo and 1 episode into S2.  S1 was great, hoping S2 lives up to the first.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on October 28, 2020, 06:56:25 PM
Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight is out on Netflix. You might not sleep in the woods but you could fall asleep watching this. Copy/paste horror movie, All the cliches covered. First kill when camp starts is an homage to Jason. Followed later on by another homage to the Coen brothers. There is a trend which I did not like because this was Polands time to put their take on slasher horror. Not just copy everything and have 30 minutes of tall tree forest b-roll footage. Which hurts because those tall tree forest areas are not scary. You can see what is coming from a mile away. It is dubbed so no need for subtitles, so that is a plus. It's got a few nice bits and plenty of gore so it's not a complete waste. If you can watch Halloween 3 more than once, you can watch this.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on November 02, 2020, 06:05:07 PM
Just watched Knock Knock withe Keanu Reeves on Netflix. I had never heard of it, thought it was new. Charles sums everything about the movie with two words.



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Post by: BDSooner72 on November 12, 2020, 05:58:27 PM
Just watched Moneyball for the first time today. Is it just me or was Philip Seymour Hoffman a weird choice to play Art Howe?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on November 12, 2020, 07:47:08 PM
Quote from: BDSooner72 on November 12, 2020, 05:58:27 PM
Just watched Moneyball for the first time today. Is it just me or was Philip Seymour Hoffman a weird choice to play Art Howe?

That's one of the movies I've been wanting to see for a long time but haven't yet. I think it's on Netflix now, so I'll watch it one day.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on November 16, 2020, 11:40:33 AM
Trial 4 (Netflix)  Solid documentary about corruption in regards to a case where a Boston cop is killed and a young black man is framed for murder. Some of the cops that were interviewed during the process made my eyes roll at their logic. Main gripe is it was about three episodes too long. There are nine total and the amateur, almost laughable animated flashback of the murder was shown so often it alone could have filled an episode. Still, if you like shows on corruption and injustice, give it a shot. 

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Post by: BDSooner72 on November 24, 2020, 04:35:11 AM
The Crown Season 4 Netflix) -  Only a couple episodes in but it's been solid. Tis the season of Princess Diana and Margret Thatcher. Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, let that sink in and make you feel even older than you do already. She nailed it, same with the actress that played Princess Diana.

(https://i.imgur.com/EBUyAec.jpg)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on November 28, 2020, 11:07:45 AM
I watched the first episode of The Flight Attendant on HBO last night. I had never heard of it, but the premise in the description sounded interesting. It's got a very similar vibe to Dead to Me.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on December 01, 2020, 03:12:28 PM
Finished up Fargo S4 last night.  Good wrap up and slight tie in with the other 3 season.  I liked how the seasons were all linked, even minutely, to each other.  The cast in S4 was far more wide ranging than the previous seasons and all were stellar in their performances.  Will probably start over and watch all 4 seasons again.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on December 09, 2020, 07:33:37 PM
Friday Night Dinner (Amazon Prime - was formerly on Nextflix) Really funny show about a Jewish family that has dinner every Friday with an interesting neighbor and occasional guests. Only 4 of the 6 seasons are available right now.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on December 09, 2020, 07:39:09 PM
That sounds kind of interesting, going to check it out.

Working through Queen's Gambit on Netflix.
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Post by: BDSooner72 on December 09, 2020, 07:54:07 PM
Queen's Gambit was pretty good. The lead actress definitely has an interesting look. Like Bjork and Emma Stone had a baby.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 09, 2020, 09:58:39 PM
New Kobra Kai Season 3 trailer dropped today:
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on December 09, 2020, 10:05:46 PM
Woo hoo. It's alright you fell like a champ!  ;D
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on December 10, 2020, 01:10:38 AM
Quote from: BDSooner72 on December 09, 2020, 07:54:07 PM
Queen's Gambit was pretty good. The lead actress definitely has an interesting look. Like Bjork and Emma Stone had a baby.

She’s also in The Witch and Split, both of which I enjoyed
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 10, 2020, 08:39:08 AM
The Witch is one of many movies Netflix removed before I had a chance to see it.

Also, if you were a fan of The Christmas Chronicles, which my family and I were, you can safely skip the sequel.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 12, 2020, 05:05:03 PM
Halfway through The Flight Attendant and my wife and I are really enjoying it. They've only released 7 of the 8 episodes, but the final episode is supposed to be out before Christmas.

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Post by: Jason on December 17, 2020, 11:40:30 AM
Looking forward to the season finale of The Flight Attendant tonight on HBO Max and The Mandalorian tomorrow on Disney Plus.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on December 18, 2020, 01:35:43 PM
Giri/Haji is a hidden gem on Netflix. Japanese yakuza story told mostly in London and occasionally Tokyo. Diverse cast, very diverse characters. Justin Long is as annoying as ever, fortunately he gets limited screen time. The Japanese cast and Kelly Macdonald (have not seen her since Boardwalk Empire) are the crux of the show. It's a weird dynamic that just works.

Trailer for those interested.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on December 18, 2020, 01:38:21 PM
Also finished the new season of Big Mouth. It's like they just want to top each season to see how raunchy they can make an animated show about kids. They succeed once again.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 18, 2020, 05:23:59 PM
Awesome finale to The Mandalorian. I almost feel like they should end the series there because I can't see it getting any better than that. I don't want to give anything away, but it felt like a middle finger to the sequel trilogy.
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Post by: BDSooner72 on December 23, 2020, 09:45:55 AM
Sweet Home (Netflix just added last week)  Korean TV Series that is a spin on zombies and introduces monsters. One episode in but very interesting and the voice overs are so bad it's good.

Alice in Borderland (Netflix a few weeks ago) Up next. Japanese Horror Drama TV series that looks really interesting. Play a game, solve a puzzle or die.

Trailers for those interested. Both are obviously going to be Christmas Classics.  ;)






Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 24, 2020, 11:24:32 AM
Kobra Kai Season 3 was been moved up to January 1st!!!
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on December 25, 2020, 12:15:59 PM
So much football, will have to save it for after the bowls and playoffs.

Sweet Home is probably not worth the time sink. It was okay but toward the end the dealing with the full blownl monsters are afterthoughts after a few episodes and it becomes more about how humans are the real monsters, blah, blah, blah.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 25, 2020, 09:19:42 PM
Getting ready to watch Wonder Women 1984.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 26, 2020, 12:38:54 AM
Quote from: Jason on December 25, 2020, 09:19:42 PM
Getting ready to watch Wonder Women 1984.

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Wow, that was disappointing. It's usually the third movie in the series that turns out really bad (Spider-man 3, Superman 3 and Batman Forever), but this one didn't wait.

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Post by: BDSooner72 on December 27, 2020, 08:00:17 AM
Alice in Borderland is worth a watch. Imagine the movie Escape Room with far more games and twists than you can a stick at. Plenty of gore. There are multiple layers to the games and figuring out who exactly is the game master(s). The shots of a completely empty Tokyo are just amazing.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 01, 2021, 11:08:26 PM
My sons and I binged season 3 of Cobra Kai this afternoon and it did not disappoint. I just hope they wrap it up in season 4. I think anything more than that would be pushing it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on January 02, 2021, 01:35:54 PM
Going to start it tonight.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on January 04, 2021, 01:52:04 PM
I thought season 3 was good but not as good as the first two. Agree that they should wrap it up with four.  Was halfway though the season and it dawned on me that LaRusso had a son. I think the writers were in a similar predicament. Oops, toss him in there. Kid lost so much weight, good for him.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on January 08, 2021, 08:44:33 PM
https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a35120601/william-zabka-interview-cobra-kai-johnny-lawrence/ (https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a35120601/william-zabka-interview-cobra-kai-johnny-lawrence/)

QuoteI think as long as it's ringing true with the fans and it's staying on point, I know it's been arc'ed out from the very beginning for at least six seasons, so we’re at a halfway point here.

Season 6 - Cyborg Mr. Miyagi created to take down Cyborg John Kreese.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 26, 2021, 02:23:46 PM
Looking forward to Godzilla vs Kong in March on HBO Max. I can't believe that my kids aren't into giant monster movies...I have failed them.

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Post by: BDSooner72 on January 27, 2021, 04:48:17 AM
Finally got around to watch The Haunting of Bly Manor. Feel asleep twice in the first four episode. The actual haunting is minimal. I stopped at episode 6 of 9 because it was tedious to watch. This is nothing like Hill House. The only redeeming part was the acting chops of the two kids. If they had a descent story around them it could have been something.

So re watching Mindhunter to get the awful taste of Bly Manor out of my mouth.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 15, 2021, 12:10:55 PM
I rewatched all 3 seasons of Stranger Things this weekend with my younger son, who's never seen it before, and realized how much better season 1 is than the other 2 seasons (which are by no means bad). My son loved it and now is looking forward to seeing season 4 with the rest of us.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on February 15, 2021, 12:49:41 PM
I rewatched Peep Show now that has been added to Amazon Prime. If you are looking for a funny British comedy, it lasted nine seasons. Rewatch was just as good as the first time since it had bee a while.

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (Netflix) - Avoid this or just go straight to the fourth and final episode. Web sleuths making asses of themselves, then cancelling a guy just because. If you need another reason to hate social media, this will fit the bill. 
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 28, 2021, 09:58:44 PM
I started watching Wandavision today and finished up the first 3 episodes. I'm not sure how to even describe it other than it being a 50's comedy with a big twist coming at some point. The episodes are only around 30 minutes, so it shouldn't take long to figure out what's going on with only 5 episodes left in the season.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 09, 2021, 09:25:47 AM
Finished Wandavision over the weekend and really enjoyed it. I'm hoping they leave it as a single season now that everything has been revealed, but due to its success, I'm sure Disney will push for more seasons.

I also found an older movie (2009) by accident while flipping around channels named City Island starring Andy Garcia. Since it's an area of the Bronx that I'm very familiar with I decided to watch it and really liked it. Granted, my enjoyment of the movie could have been due to recognizing many of the areas the movie was filmed in, but it's still worth checking out. For what it's worth, I never realized City Island was part of the Bronx. I always thought it was part of Westchester, but apparently it's right on the border.

Finally, I watched Coming 2 America last night. I loved the original and didn't have high hopes for the sequel, but it was better than I expected. It's highly predictable and hardly takes place in the Queens, but they did manage to get a lot of the original cast back. I didn't think I was going to make it through the movie after the first 20 minutes, but it ended up being okay. It's not a movie I'd watch more than once, but I'm glad I saw it.
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Post by: BDSooner72 on March 09, 2021, 11:02:54 AM
Also saw Coming to America 2. Fell asleep in the last 20 minutes.  Wesley Snipes was the only redeeming part of the movie for me.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 19, 2021, 09:25:23 AM
Looking forward to Zack Synder's Justice League this evening on HBO Max.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 20, 2021, 12:16:25 AM
Zack Synder's Justice League is a HUGE improvement over the theatrical release. This isn't an extended edition or a director's cut, it's a completely different movie with a more fleshed-out story and much better action scenes. My biggest complaint was the 4:3 aspect ratio.

I hope the popularity of this version allows Zach Synder, who I've never really been a fan of, to complete the story.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on March 22, 2021, 09:36:12 AM
Just finished the first season of Last Chance U Basketball. Much better than the football versions simply because the head coach was not a complete jackass. I will throw out that before investing the time it is based on the 2019-2020 season. I did not even think about this before watching it and when the final episode hit, the little blurb about a surprise ending is mentioned and it finally dawned on my how this was going to play out. Still well worth the time for me.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 22, 2021, 10:43:11 AM
I watched The Last Blockbuster on Netflix Saturday night. I didn't have a Blockbuster in my neighborhood until the 90's, but it was still enjoyable seeing how rental stores were all the rage in the 80's and 90's.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on March 23, 2021, 05:06:54 AM
I grew up with Blockbusters all over the place so I gave it a watch. Really enjoyed the bit toward the end when everyone is given the VHS case and tape for the movie. When they were opening it, all my senses reverted back to my youth. The plastic edges wearing down and the snapping sound when opening/closing the tape. That smell when opening a tape.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 23, 2021, 12:58:22 PM
They're still using an old DOS system in that store too. You'd think they'd upgrade to a more modern POS system. If I were ever in Oregon, I'd definitely stop by that store.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on April 12, 2021, 07:42:40 AM
Rented a couple horror movies i have been interested in.

Freaky. Freaky Friday with a Serial Killer twist. Vince Vaughn in a slasher film? Well played Hollywood, this time you got one right. He's a big boy and makes a descent Jason-esque character. It's a comedy horror that pays plenty of homage to the slashers of the past. First part of the movies is really good. It's after the "switch" when the movie becomes a bit dull. Vaughn did a great job with the switch but the female teen character, while great before the switch, loses steam after it. Too much time spent on trying to get to the "switch back" and not enough time letting her be a serial killer. Fault goes to the writers, not the actress.

Some good kills. Vaughn was great. Despite issues well worth the money spent.  I give it 4 Make Gretzky's head bleed out of 5.


Wrong Turn Remake.

This was just a weird movie to watch. If you loved the original Wrong Turn like I did, it's not that movie. Not even close. Matthew Modine in a horror movie about cannibals?  No, I like Modine but he was not right guy for a part that should have never existed in this remake. Also there was only one five second scene with actual cannibals. They tried to make Wrong Turn an intellectual horror movie that removes what made the original great. In it's place was not horrible but not something I would recommend paying for. Perfectly fine as a free movie to watch. There are a few nice twists I did not see coming. I would go into all the changes but there are so many you are better off watching it or not. It never should have been called Wrong Turn and listed as a remake. Based on many reviews, this seems to be the consensus for fans of the original.



Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on April 12, 2021, 11:40:27 AM
Freaky looks pretty good. Amazon has the rental on sale for $3 right now, so I might check it out.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on April 14, 2021, 08:50:04 PM
Quote from: BDSooner72 on April 12, 2021, 07:42:40 AM
Rented a couple horror movies i have been interested in.

Freaky. Freaky Friday with a Serial Killer twist. Vince Vaughn in a slasher film? Well played Hollywood, this time you got one right. He's a big boy and makes a descent Jason-esque character. It's a comedy horror that pays plenty of homage to the slashers of the past. First part of the movies is really good. It's after the "switch" when the movie becomes a bit dull. Vaughn did a great job with the switch but the female teen character, while great before the switch, loses steam after it. Too much time spent on trying to get to the "switch back" and not enough time letting her be a serial killer. Fault goes to the writers, not the actress.

Some good kills. Vaughn was great. Despite issues well worth the money spent.  I give it 4 Make Gretzky's head bleed out of 5.



Wrong Turn Remake.

This was just a weird movie to watch. If you loved the original Wrong Turn like I did, it's not that movie. Not even close. Matthew Modine in a horror movie about cannibals?  No, I like Modine but he was not right guy for a part that should have never existed in this remake. Also there was only one five second scene with actual cannibals. They tried to make Wrong Turn an intellectual horror movie that removes what made the original great. In it's place was not horrible but not something I would recommend paying for. Perfectly fine as a free movie to watch. There are a few nice twists I did not see coming. I would go into all the changes but there are so many you are better off watching it or not. It never should have been called Wrong Turn and listed as a remake. Based on many reviews, this seems to be the consensus for fans of the original.

Vince Vaughn played a good psycho in Clay Pigeons.  A dark comedy with Joaquin Phoenix.  Good movie if you haven't seen.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on April 15, 2021, 11:34:00 AM
Will see if I can find it, appreciate it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on April 29, 2021, 08:02:56 PM
The Borderlands movie is going to end up being crap based on the casting alone. Throw in Eli Roth directing and I probably won't even watch it for free.

Gina Gershon as Moxxi? That was just announced today.  Kevin Hart as Roland?  Why do we need Jack Black to voice Claptrap? How about one of the two guys who actually voice Claptrap from the game. Tiny Tina is now a hispanic character?

The rest

https://www.shacknews.com/article/123666/borderlands-movie-official-cast-list (https://www.shacknews.com/article/123666/borderlands-movie-official-cast-list)
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on May 15, 2021, 09:19:20 AM
Amazon Prime - Don't Quit: The Joe Roth Story

https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Quit-Joe-Roth-Story/dp/B06XWVJLXL (https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Quit-Joe-Roth-Story/dp/B06XWVJLXL)

I rarely miss a sports documentary, especially one about college football but found this last night. Narrated by the beloved Keith Jackson, this will give you some inspiration. I rarely shed a tear, even rarer while watching a movie or TV show. This is one of those times. Knew little to nothing about Joe Roth, other than he played for Cal when Chuck Muncie ans Wesley Walker were there. The mindset he had knowing he was going to die is just so insanely rare. If you have kids, make it watch it with you.

5 out of 5
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: BDSooner72 on May 19, 2021, 08:23:16 PM
Woman in the Window (Netflix)

Imagine spending One and a Half hours of Amy Adams minus makeup in a bedroom robe and that is the highlight of the movie. Tries to hearken back to some of the thrillers of yesteryear. Fails in every area, from terrible acting, a lack of logic in more areas than I could keep up with and plot holes deep enough to bury all that logic.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on June 02, 2021, 04:16:46 PM
Never knew there was a new Mad About You season made in 2019. My wife and I are watching it now on Prime. Paul Reiser is still the best part of the show, but the Helen Hunt's plastic surgery is very distracting.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 04, 2021, 10:06:27 AM
I've been watching Only Murders in the Building starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez on Hulu. I love a good murder mystery and have really enjoyed this one so far. Steve Martin and Martin Short are always great together and work perfectly with Selena Gomez.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 13, 2021, 12:08:38 AM
Just finished watching the Fear Street trilogy on Netflix and thought it was a fun series to watch for the Halloween season. I'll probably subscribe to a month a Peacock TV premium so I can watch Halloween Kills in the comfort of my own home on Friday.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on October 13, 2021, 03:03:09 PM
Wife and I are watching Guilt on PBS. Pretty good crime drama with laughs thrown in.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 19, 2021, 10:33:56 AM
I watched Halloween Kills over the weekend with my daughter and son, and was disappointed in it after liking the the first one in 2018. Luckily, I only had to pay $10 for a month of Peacock TV for the three of us to watch it, which was much cheaper than going to the movies.

My son also convinced me to watch the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th last night and it wasn't nearly as bad as I expected. Granted, I went in with very low expectations, but it was better than all the other sequels and versions that came before it, although that's not saying a lot.

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 21, 2021, 09:39:24 AM
Finished up Only Murders in the Building and the finale didn't disappoint. They set it up for second season which has apparently been approved already.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on October 21, 2021, 10:08:46 PM
I'm gonna start that soon. Watched the Sopranos prequel film, I liked it a lot. Lots of fan service for sure.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on October 22, 2021, 08:18:56 AM
Quote from: Brad Company on October 21, 2021, 10:08:46 PM
I'm gonna start that soon. Watched the Sopranos prequel film, I liked it a lot. Lots of fan service for sure.

That's first on my list once we're done watching Halloween movies. I'm surprised I haven't watched it yet.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on October 22, 2021, 10:15:37 AM
Like the Deadwood movie, I think it's less for casual fans, more a reward for longtime stans.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on November 14, 2021, 12:52:12 PM
I watched Red Notice on Netflix Friday night and thought it was enjoyable enough. Ryan Reynolds and The Rock play the same characters they do in every movie they're in, but Gal Gadot was very good in it (and not bad on the eyes either). It took some twists I wasn't expecting, so I'd recommend it as long as you can suspend your disbelief a little.

I also watched Black Christmas (1974) for the first time last night. It's definitely an interesting movie. The setting is definitely the star of the movie.

Tonight we're watching Jungle Cruise on Disney Plus.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on November 15, 2021, 09:40:37 AM
Jungle Cruise was essentially Pirates of the Caribbean on the Amazon.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on November 19, 2021, 07:21:46 PM
I watched Rocky IV - The Director's Cut and thought it was a huge improvement over the original. Most of the reviews I've read were negative, so I was surprised by how much I liked it. They removed a lot of the stupid scenes and made it more of a drama to keep it more in line with the other movies.

The big complaint most people had was that they removed the 80's vibe, which they did, but most of that stuff was corny anyway. I say good riddance. The new version is a much better version of the film, especially with the re-edited and additional footage added to the fight scenes.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 14, 2021, 08:01:46 AM
Microsoft released their 6-part documentary "Power On: The History of Xbox" on YouTube yesterday. I ended up getting hooked and stayed up to midnight watching it. Most of the stories are well known, but it was still enjoyable to watch.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 17, 2021, 09:37:35 AM
The TikTok school threat today gave me an excuse to keep my son home from school so we're going to see Spider-man: No Way Home at 12:45 today.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 27, 2021, 09:50:38 AM
We watched the new Matrix sequel Saturday night. It was definitely better than parts 2 and 3, but still not even close to the original. If you have HBO Max, it's enjoyable enough to recommend watching if you've seen the other 3 films.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on December 29, 2021, 11:48:29 AM
Working through The Witcher.  Pretty good.

I'll have to check out the new Matrix.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 29, 2021, 01:22:47 PM
Have you ever played the games? I watched the first episode of season 1 but stopped because I heard it's hard to keep up with if you're not familiar with the games.

I may give it another shot either way because I heard season 2 is really good.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on December 29, 2021, 05:45:28 PM
My wife likes it, and she hasn't played a video game since Contra. We're gonna watch Boba Fett for sure.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on December 29, 2021, 06:31:15 PM
I watched the first episode of Boba Fett with my sons this morning and liked it.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 03, 2022, 11:08:27 AM
My sons and I binged the entire season 4 of Cobra Kai on New Years Eve. It's definitely on par with the other 3 seasons and even went in some unexpected directions.

I also started watching the US version of The Office with my wife and daughter. We're about halfway through season 2, so we still have a long way to go.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on January 03, 2022, 02:00:09 PM
I've started the Witcher 1 about 5 times but the combat is so horrible that I just quit.  I think I've gotten about 25% of the way through it.

I have 2 and 3 and have never really played them.

I don't know the story at all really, but have not had any problem keeping up.  The timeline does jump around from episode to episode though and they don't notify you of the jumps forward and backward.  About 4 episodes in I realized that and then I was ok.  Before that it was confusing.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 12, 2022, 09:42:31 AM
We're about halfway through season 3 of The Office and I'm not thrilled with the direction of the show this season. My daughter had told me she wasn't a fan of season 3 before we started it but said things get back on track in season 4.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on January 12, 2022, 08:14:19 PM
Watching The Mandalorian with my daughter's account on Disney.  It's pretty good and I'm not a Star Wars fan at all.

Finished up Midnight Mass which we both enjoyed.

Thinking of starting Station 11
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 12, 2022, 08:18:36 PM
My sons and I loved The Mandalorian. The second season is even better than the first. I was hoping the third season would be out by now.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on January 13, 2022, 05:10:30 PM
Boba Fett is good, too. If you like Mando, you'll like Fett.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 13, 2022, 07:06:03 PM
The chase scene at the end of episode 3 of Boba Fett looked like something straight out of the Buck Rogers TV series in the 70's, and that's not a compliment.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on January 14, 2022, 03:22:52 PM
Yeah, but so does a lot of things in Star Wars.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 22, 2022, 10:23:58 PM
Episode 4 of Boba Fett was a the best yet with the possibility of getting even better if the hint of a guest appearance plays out as expected.

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Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on January 23, 2022, 09:40:32 AM
Finished up The Expanse.  I was satisfied with the way it wrapped.  Solid show.

Still working through Mandalorian and Station 11
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on January 27, 2022, 08:43:22 AM
The best episode of Boba Fett so far didn't even have a single scene with Boba Fett.

Station 11 looks good but hits a little too close to home at the moment.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 07, 2022, 03:55:42 PM
We just finished up season 6 of The Office. I'm still enjoying it, but it's much more up and down in quality now whereas every episode in earlier seasons was good. I'm anxious to finish up the last 3 seasons so I can start watching some movies again.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on February 08, 2022, 08:11:21 AM
It gets much worse.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 08, 2022, 09:42:08 AM
Quote from: Brad Company on February 08, 2022, 08:11:21 AM
It gets much worse.

My daughter said the same thing, but at this point I want to complete the series.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on February 08, 2022, 04:59:08 PM
Still digging Station 11. 

Someone Somewhere has been good so far.

Still plucking away with Mando

Saw a cancelled series from a couple years on Amazon that looks good so will check it out. Counterpart.  I'd never heard of it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 09, 2022, 11:39:58 PM
Finished up Boba Fett today. The finale was pretty good, but I'm not sure if a second season is necessary. Any loose ends can be wrapped up in The Mandalorian.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on February 11, 2022, 12:04:43 PM
Obi-Wan Kenobi is next. They'll alternate the shows in a rotation is my guess.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 11, 2022, 01:03:04 PM
I have high expectation for the Obi-Wan series.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 20, 2022, 03:56:30 PM
Finished up season 7 of The Office today. I thought it was an improvement over season 6 except for the last 3 episodes.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 20, 2022, 08:36:34 PM
I had no idea a certain character wasn't going to be in season 8 and 9. What a huge disappointment. The first 3 episodes of season 8 have sucked.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on February 21, 2022, 10:05:54 AM
You can stop anytime ;D
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 23, 2022, 08:52:56 AM
I watched the new 2022 Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Netflix this weekend. It's basically a bad ripoff of Halloween 2018 with even dumber characters. Like Halloween 2018, it ignored all the sequels and was a direct sequel to the original with the lone survivor now a hardened warrior looking for revenge. The best part about the movie was its runtime, which was a short 87 minutes.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on February 23, 2022, 07:58:35 PM
Mando done.  Solid.

On to Boba
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 23, 2022, 08:33:20 PM
Quote from: Ted on February 23, 2022, 07:58:35 PMMando done.  Solid.

On to Boba
@Ted, Did you know about the surprise appearance at the end of the second season before seeing it? I hope not as it was one of the better surprises.

Boba Fett isn't nearly as good, but it's worth it for the last 3 episodes.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on February 24, 2022, 11:33:21 AM
When I saw the x-wing pull up I said to my wife "It's xxxx."  Just had a gut feeling.  Then the 1 vs many battle kind of cemented it.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 25, 2022, 09:48:12 AM
Just bought tickets to see The Batman next Saturday with my sons.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on February 25, 2022, 03:18:47 PM
Watched Nightmare Alley last night.  Meh.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on February 25, 2022, 05:03:41 PM
Quote from: Ted on February 25, 2022, 03:18:47 PMWatched Nightmare Alley last night.  Meh.
That's disappointing. My wife and I were planning on watching it soon.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on February 26, 2022, 06:07:38 PM
It's ok.  Don't let me discourage you.  It's got four oscar noms.  I guess I expected it to be better since I've like del Toro's other stuff.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on February 26, 2022, 08:37:53 PM
Still watching Mrs. Maisel...
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 05, 2022, 10:39:35 PM
Finished up season 8 of The Office tonight. While it was far from great, it did have some interesting story lines that I'm curious to see play out in the final season.

Also went to see The Batman today and loved it. There's a lot to process so I'm looking forward to seeing it again on HBO Max on April 19th. The casting for all the main characters was perfect. I doubted how well Robert Pattinson would handle the role, but he may end up being my favorite onscreen Batman.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on March 07, 2022, 04:38:23 PM
Better than Batfleck?
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 07, 2022, 05:24:48 PM
Quote from: Brad Company on March 07, 2022, 04:38:23 PMBetter than Batfleck?
Not only Batflick, but Clooney too ;) .
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on March 08, 2022, 11:41:17 AM
Binged watched Reacher the last 3 days.  Ugh.  Just good enough to want to finish, but I was snickering at the end it was so corny.  Sigma male schlock.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on March 08, 2022, 11:41:48 AM
I've always been impressed by Pattinson's work.  Seems really talented
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 08, 2022, 06:16:21 PM
Did anyone watch episode one of Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty on HBO last night? I've been looking forward to it and recorded the first episode, but haven't watched it yet.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 09, 2022, 02:53:25 PM
New Obi-Wan trailer out today:

Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 14, 2022, 09:43:19 AM
We only have 6 episodes of The Office left. Should hopefully be done on Thursday.

I also watched the new Scream movie with my kids last night. I guess it wasn't terrible, but like most horror movies, the characters make really bad decisions in this movie.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 15, 2022, 10:16:18 AM
Finally finished up The Office last night. It was a good, if not predictable, ending.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on March 15, 2022, 08:30:10 PM
With all of the enthusiasm of finishing the laundry.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on March 19, 2022, 04:38:49 PM
Upload seems pretty good so far
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on March 19, 2022, 07:08:26 PM
Quote from: Ted on March 19, 2022, 04:38:49 PMUpload seems pretty good so far
I've been bugging my wife to watch this since it came out and last week she mentioned the show to me like I've never heard of it before.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on April 04, 2022, 09:29:10 AM
Watched The Adam Project and the new Death on the Nile movie this weekend.

The Adam project was more of a kids movie with bad CGI, and Ryan Reynolds playing the same character he plays in every other movie. I guess some people find him entertaining...I find him annoying.

I'm a huge fan of Agatha Christie's books and movies so I was excited to see that Death on the Nile was already available on HBO this weekend. I thought Kenneth Branagh did a good job with Murder on the Orient Express, even though it's not one of my favorite AC books, so I had high expectations for this, and for the most part it didn't disappoint. I have to re-watch the 1978 version to see how it holds up.

It's been at least 30 years since I read the book, but they did eliminate and change some of the characters to simplify the plot for the movie. I don't think the changes really hurt the story and did provide some continuity between this and Murder on the Orient Express. The final reveal stayed fairly close to the book, so I can't really complain too much.

Peter Ustinov will always be the definitive version of Hercule Poirot to me, but Kenneth Branagh does a very good job too. I'd like to see him take a shot at directing a new version of my favorite Agatha Christie movie, Evil Under the Sun (1982) and book, And then there were None, which has never been done well as a movie. The closest they've come to making a successful version of the book was the 2015 TV mini-series.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on April 04, 2022, 07:53:46 PM
I thought Adam Project was pretty good, but unlike you I don't find Ryan Reynolds annoying.  I agree he plays the same guy in every movie.

Started watching The Dropout as recommended by one of my daughters.  Like it 3 episodes in.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on April 09, 2022, 10:17:24 PM
I have to give credit where it's due - I watched Free Guy (with Ryan Reynolds) tonight and thought it was really good. It's a mix of Ready Player One and The Truman Show. My younger son, who didn't want to watch it, was hooked after the first 5 minutes.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Ted on April 12, 2022, 10:27:46 PM
Started Generation Kill tonight.  Never caught it when originally released.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Brad Company on April 13, 2022, 03:09:21 PM
Loved that one. Bought the Blu-Ray set.
Title: Re: The Movie/TV Thread
Post by: Jason on April 20, 2022, 09:18:57 AM
Watched The Batman on NBA Max last night and thought it was even better the second time. Robert Pattinson is definitely my favorite Batman.
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Post by: Ted on April 20, 2022, 06:29:16 PM
Is that HBO max or does the NBA have a movie streaming platform now?
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Post by: Jason on April 20, 2022, 09:27:27 PM
Quote from: Ted on April 20, 2022, 06:29:16 PMIs that HBO max or does the NBA have a movie streaming platform now?
Lol. I have no idea why I typed that. I can't even say it was a typo.

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Post by: Ted on April 21, 2022, 09:38:19 PM
Started Outer Range.  I like Josh Brolin's work.  Interesting so far.
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Post by: Jason on May 13, 2022, 09:42:45 AM
Old was just released on HBO Max today. Looking forward to watching it this weekend.

I took my kids to see Doctor Strange 2 last weekend during the hurricane-like weather in Ocean City during my daughter's volleyball tournament. It was better than I expected, but I didn't really have high expectations going in.

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Post by: Jason on May 26, 2022, 08:35:14 AM
Big day for new shows tomorrow - the first 7 episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 and the first two episodes of Obi-Wan will be available for streaming.

We're planning on watching Obi-Wan when my son gets home from school and then watch 2-3 episodes of Stranger Things tomorrow night, and finish the rest off on Saturday.

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Post by: Jason on May 30, 2022, 02:48:52 PM
Finished up the first two episodes of Obi-Wan this past Friday and really liked it. It ended with a great setup for the next episode.

We also finished up the 7 episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 on Friday and Saturday. Each episode was over an hour with the 7th episode running an hour and 40 minutes. The final two episodes are going to be a combined 4 hours (1.5 hours for the 8th and 2.5 hours for the last).

Right now I'd rank it as the 2nd best season, which is pretty impressive since I don't think they'll ever be able to beat the first season. I don't want to give away spoilers, but the way they linked everything together at the end of the 7th episode was great. I can;t wait to see the conclusion on July 1st.
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Post by: Brad Company on June 01, 2022, 01:12:00 AM
Yeah, Kenobi is good, they're on a roll with the SW shows. If anyone has Apple+, the Prehistoric Planet show is really well done, and a marvel in audio and video quality.
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Post by: Jason on June 01, 2022, 07:34:47 PM
It was a nice surprise finding out that episode 3 of Obi-Wan was available today instead of Friday, and what a good episode it was.
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Post by: Jason on June 07, 2022, 03:46:02 PM
Started watching Russian Doll on Netflix this week and finished 3 episodes so far. I love Groundhog Day type stories, so this is right up my alley. Natasha Lyonne is great in it too.
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Post by: Ted on June 09, 2022, 05:37:21 PM
Binged through Ted Lasso.  Quite good.
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Post by: Jason on June 09, 2022, 07:35:25 PM
Quote from: Ted on June 09, 2022, 05:37:21 PMBinged through Ted Lasso.  Quite good.
I'll tempted to get Apple TV just to watch this.

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Post by: Brad Company on June 10, 2022, 04:00:50 PM
Apple TV+ is well worth the price.
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Post by: Jason on June 29, 2022, 08:19:05 PM
Just watched the first two episodes of Only Murders in the Building Season Two, which were just released. Looking forward to the final two episodes of Stranger Things Season Four on Friday.
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Post by: Jason on August 01, 2022, 10:59:53 AM
Watched The Gray Man over the weekend. It's a fun, over the top action movie. At points it almost felt like a John Wick movie and Chris Evans does a good job of playing a douchebag in the movie.
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Post by: Ted on August 03, 2022, 06:25:42 PM
I'll check that one out.

I restarted Stranger Things (had only seen S1) and then binged through all 4 in a month.  Same with Umbrella Academy.  Enjoyed both, but perhaps Umbrella a tad more.

Trying to find the next thing to get into.
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Post by: Jason on August 03, 2022, 09:57:14 PM
Season 4 of Stranger Things was a big improvement over Season 3. I'm looking forward to the new season of Kobra Kai next month.

My wife and I are also on episode 7 of 10 of Only Murders in the Building Season 2. As of now, I'd say it's better than the first season. I hate waiting a week for each new episode. I've become so spoiled with binging.

We also started The Flight Attendant Season 2 last night. I'm not sure how I feel about it two episodes in so far.
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Post by: Ted on August 11, 2022, 08:03:28 PM
Finishing up S3 of Barry tonight.
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Post by: Jason on August 11, 2022, 08:12:28 PM
Quote from: Ted on August 11, 2022, 08:03:28 PMFinishing up S3 of Barry tonight.
I need to watch that. I've heard nothing but good things about that show.
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Post by: Ted on August 11, 2022, 10:51:47 PM
It's a gem.  And you can binge 3 straight seasons.
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Post by: Jason on August 12, 2022, 07:09:54 PM
Watched Prey on Hulu last night after hearing so many good things about it. It was pretty good. Definitely the second best Predator movie.
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Post by: Jason on August 18, 2022, 10:17:46 AM
Watched Palm Springs on Hulu last night. It's another time loop movie with a different twist.
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Post by: Ted on August 19, 2022, 06:45:32 PM
Started in on The Boys
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Post by: Jason on September 03, 2022, 10:53:34 PM
My wife and I binged Yellowjackets over the past few days. It's a great show, but I was disappointed to find out how little was answered at the end of the season. It turns out that the creators have a five-season arc for the story. I probably would not have watched it if I knew that beforehand.
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Post by: Jason on September 07, 2022, 10:11:31 AM
Looking forward to Cobra Kai Season 5 on Friday.
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Post by: Jason on September 12, 2022, 10:11:18 AM
My sons and I watched all of season 5 of Cobra Kia on Friday. It started off great, dipped a little in the middle, but ended on a high note. They could have easily ended the series after the final episode, but it appears there will be a sixth season. By far the best character of the season was:

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We also watch Thor: Love and Thunder last night on Disney +. It was pretty much what I expected...enjoyable but nothing spectacular. Russell Crowe's small part was the highlight of the movie.
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Post by: Jason on September 26, 2022, 03:46:44 PM