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 on: Today at 10:24:11 AM 
Started by Dan - Last post by Dan
Movies seen in 2020 (new movies in bold):
1. Spotlight
2. K2: Beyond the Comfort Zone
3. Uncut Gems

4. Dragonheart
5. Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse
6. Strictly Ballroom
7. Zodiac
8. Long Shot
9. Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
10. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
11. Stuber
12. Ad Astra
13. The Dawn Wall
14. Mountain

15. Moulin Rouge
16. Parasite
17. American Factory

18. Thank You For Smoking
19. Kickboxer
20. Blade Runner
21. JCVD
22. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
23. Hackers
24. Jojo Rabbit
25. To All The Boys I've Loved Before

26. Legally Blonde
27. Bombshell
28. Downsizing

29. Contagion
30. I Kill Giants
31. The Shawshank Redemption
32. Spenser Confidential
33. The Adjustment Bureau
34. Where'd You Go, Bernadette


The Adjustment Bureau was a film I quite liked when I first saw it. It's still nice and I still think well of it, but the magical charm of finding that most amazing perfect partner that the two characters have is a little lost on me now that I'm older and married. I think I liked it more back then b/c I was dreaming that Emily Blunt would be my "meant to be together" person and now I don't dream of her anymore. :-)  Nonetheless, Damon and Blunt have wonderful chemistry and I still like the movie.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette: Didn't know what it was, but found it lovely. Some small parts didn't make sense to me, but my wife pointed out a bunch of changes/alterations from the book and then it made a little more sense. She didn't like it as much as the book, and while I don't if I'd "recommend" it per se, it wasn't bad and it was certainly a nice watch in these quarantined times.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:13:45 PM 
Started by Dan - Last post by notoriouspbake
new to me in bold, (D+ = disney plus), otherwise netflix

1. star wars: a new hope - a friend of mine had never seen any star wars movie!
2. the empire strikes back - the plot lines really make no sense.
3. toy story 4, D+ - cute, was fun and a nice break from reality
4. zootopia, D+, fun buddy cop romp through zootopia, enjoyed.
5. iron sky: the coming race - space nazis? moon fuhrer? extremely campy sci fi about space nazis. kept my attention, as it was good silly fun. apparently, this is a sequel, now i'll need to see the original.
6. zombeavers - kinda all stated in the title. seemed familiar, not sure if i had already watched it. if you're a fan of the genre, it's worth a watch.
7. big hero 6 D+ - solid superhero animated movie that captured my attention.
8. avengers: age of ultron D+ - finishing up the MCU. didn't like this one at all.
9. captain america: civil war D+ - liked this one even less. would've been pissed had i watched this in a theater. took me a few days to finish it.
10. kung fu panda 2 D+ - thought i had watched this. was ok.
11. incredibles 2 D+ - still enjoyable
12. mary poppins returns - not as good as the original, but i was a kid back then. emily blunt does a great job.
13. the croods - cave family ventures out. typical family fare with feel good themes throughout. i did like this.
14. i lost my body - follows the story of a severed hand in paris. took a while, but really held my attention. recommended.

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 on: Yesterday at 03:29:03 PM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by euro60
I binge-watched all 9 episodes of the new season of The Circus (on Showtime), which follows the political events closely. This new Season 5 starts with "Two weeks before the Iowa caucuses" and is now at mid-March. Looks like the show is now on hiatus due to COVID-19.

I watched the series premiere of VICE (also on Showtime), a hard-hitting show about various things. The series premiere covered 2 things: how ISIS women are poisoning tent cities with ISIS indoctrination onto other women and children in the tent cities; and (totally unrelated) SIM swapping and crypto currency thieves. I'm not so sure about this series as of yet. Will watch a few more episodes.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:52:52 AM 
Started by Dan - Last post by Butter
1. Uncut Gems - 8
2. Knives Out - 8
3. 1917 - 10
4. Parasite - 8
5. Jojo Rabbit - 7
6. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Amazon Prime) - 7
7. The Irishman (Netflix) - 9
8. Under the Silver Lake (Amazon Prime) - 5
9. You Were Never Really Here (Amazon Prime) - 7
10. Suspiria (2018) (Amazon Prime) - 6
11. Midsommar (Rewatch on Amazon Prime in 4K)
12. Blue is the Warmest Color (Netflix) - 6
13. Paris Je t'aime (VOD) - 5
14. Marriage Story - 8
15. The Gentlemen - 7
16. American Factory - 9
17. The Invisible Man (2020) - 8
18. The Shining
19. The Karate Kid (1984)
20. Old School
21. Get Out
22. The Nightingale (Hulu) - 8

23. Zombieland
24. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
25. Rocky IV

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 on: Yesterday at 10:09:33 AM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by Dan
We started watching two shows on Netflix that I'd never heard of but do recommend:

The Chef Show: saw two episodes and it made me want to make new foods. So that was fun.

Explained: well produced educational show. Learned a lot and I like how it's a great combination of oral and visual explanation. The Pandemics episode was obviously on point.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:07:45 AM 
Started by Dan - Last post by Dan
Yeah, we lost our first coworker late last week, too. I didn't know her, but that is likely the first of many. And someone on my floor has it. I haven't been in the office in over 2 weeks, so I'm not worried about that, but it's still hitting closer and closer to home.

We've been fairly isolated for over 14 days now, so we're looking good. But then we still go to the grocery stores or drug stores, and we still go out for walks or exercise, so there's always that chance. It's haunting and can be really affecting. Like, I was mindless on a bike ride and took off a glove with my mouth. Dummy. I just forgot. I hadn't touched much with that glove, but still...a few doors and an elevator for certain.

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 on: March 29, 2020, 03:19:53 PM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by notoriouspbake
netflix: earth at night is very good if you like nature shows.

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 on: March 29, 2020, 08:20:09 AM 
Started by Dan - Last post by notoriouspbake
new to me in bold, (D+ = disney plus), otherwise netflix

1. star wars: a new hope - a friend of mine had never seen any star wars movie!
2. the empire strikes back - the plot lines really make no sense.
3. toy story 4, D+ - cute, was fun and a nice break from reality
4. zootopia, D+, fun buddy cop romp through zootopia, enjoyed.
5. iron sky: the coming race - space nazis? moon fuhrer? extremely campy sci fi about space nazis. kept my attention, as it was good silly fun. apparently, this is a sequel, now i'll need to see the original.
6. zombeavers - kinda all stated in the title. seemed familiar, not sure if i had already watched it. if you're a fan of the genre, it's worth a watch.
7. big hero 6 D+ - solid superhero animated movie that captured my attention.
8. avengers: age of ultron D+ - finishing up the MCU. didn't like this one at all.
9. captain america: civil war D+ - liked this one even less. would've been pissed had i watched this in a theater. took me a few days to finish it.
10. kung fu panda 2 D+ - thought i had watched this. was ok.
11. incredibles 2 D+ - still enjoyable
12. mary poppins returns - not as good as the original, but i was a kid back then. emily blunt does a great job.
13. the croods - cave family ventures out. typical family fare with feel good themes throughout. i did like this.

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 on: March 28, 2020, 04:16:07 PM 
Started by Dan - Last post by notoriouspbake
first death in our extended school community. a retired teacher has succumbed to covid-19.

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 on: March 27, 2020, 01:53:43 PM 
Started by Dan - Last post by euro60
1. Little Women (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
2. Uncut Gems (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
3. Making Waves -  The Art of Cinematic Sounds (Esquire Theater)
4. 1917 (Cinemark Oakley)
5. Apollo 11 - First Steps Edition (Omnimax theater at the Cincinnati Museum Center)
6. Bad Boys For Life (Cinemark Oakley)
7. Fantastic Fungi (Esquire Theater)
8. Clemency (Esquire Theater)
9. The Rhythm Section (Cinemark Oakley)
10. Polar Extremes (PBS)
11. Vick (ESPN's 30 for 30)
12. Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops (HBO)
13. Mad Max (EPIX)
14. The Song of Names (Mariemont Theater)
15. Fatal Attraction (Showtime)
16. Ali & Cavett - The Tale of the Tapes (HBO)
17. The Assistant (Esquire Theater)
18. Downhill (Cinemark Oakley)
19. Amazon Empire (PBS)
20. The Traitor (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
21. The Invisible Man (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
22. Seberg (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
23. Once Were Brothers - Robbie Robertson and the Band (Esquire Theater)
24. Ordinary Love (Mariemont Theater)
25. The Way Back (Cinemark Oakley)
26. Big Time Adolescence (Esquire Theater)
27. Saint Frances (Esquire Theater)
28. We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest (HBO on Demand)
28. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Esquire Theater)
Updating the last week:
29. After Truth: The Disinformation and Cost of Fake News (HBO)
30. Ice On Fire (HBO On Demand)
31. My True Brilliant Friend (HBO On Demand)
32. New Order Decades (SHO On Demand)
33. Ready For War (SHO On Demand)
34. Kill Chain: The Cyber War On America's Elections (HBO)

I have never watched as much TV as I have in the past week, and find that there is a LOT of good stuff out there.

After Truth and Kill Chain are 2 new documentaries on HBO which every Trump fan will immediately dismiss as fake news (without seeing either film, of course). Kill Chain is the sequel of sorts to the 2006 HBO documentary Hacking Democracy, in which a hacker hacks the voting machine right in front of the local election officials, much to their astonishment. Get this: that very same voting machine is still around and scheduled for use in the 2020 elections in an astonishing 20 US states. The 3 remaining voting machine manufacturers in North America are exposed as incredibly vulnerable, yet do nothing about it. And for good measure: relive what happened in the 2018 elections in Georgia and Alaska. Keep a vomit bucket handy as you may very well may want to throw up from watching this.

My True Brilliant Friend is a documentary about the making of the My Brilliant Friend tv series in Italy. Nothing earth shattering but just enjoyable all around.

Ready For War is a documentary about deported war veterans as in: non-US citizens (mostly green card holders) are recruited by the US military with the promise of citizenship, which never comes. Then, after their stay in the military, they commit a felony (typically: a drug charge), go to jail, and upon completion of their jail term, are deported by ICE. Do you see anything wrong here? (I certainly do.)

New Order Decades is a documentary about the band's 2017-18 shows "deconstructing" and "reinventing" their catalog with the assistance of a "synthesizer orchestra" (12 players strong). Their 1980s output remains compelling, now they're just old.

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