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 21 
 on: May 18, 2020, 02:01:06 PM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by Butter
Agreed on all points. Storytelling at its very best.

In case you hadn't heard, the two lead actresses will be around for the first three episodes of Season 3, and then give way to older (not to mention, more age-appropriate) actresses for the remainder of Season 3 and all of Season 4.

It really sucks we need to wait a whole year before we get to Season 3.

I did not, but it makes sense seeing as those young ladies will maybe be 18 for Season 3 and they were stretching to appear in their early 20's for the end of this past series.  Also looking forward to it.

 22 
 on: May 18, 2020, 12:02:33 PM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by euro60
Finally got around to watching both seasons of My Brilliant Friend.  Wouldn't say this type of show is normally my cup of tea, it's a fairly straight-forward Italian prestige drama around 2 on-again/off-again friends as their lives develop in a suburb of Naples in the 50's and 60's after WWII.

Having said that it's not NORMALLY my cup of tea, I binged two seasons in the equivalent of about 3 days (with about 4 weeks in between watching seasons 1 & 2).  It sucks you in.  It is a really, really good story and a region of the world and culture you don't see many stories from.  Really enjoyed it, look forward to future seasons.

Agreed on all points. Storytelling at its very best.

In case you hadn't heard, the two lead actresses will be around for the first three episodes of Season 3, and then give way to older (not to mention, more age-appropriate) actresses for the remainder of Season 3 and all of Season 4.

It really sucks we need to wait a whole year before we get to Season 3.

 23 
 on: May 18, 2020, 11:26:06 AM 
Started by Dan - Last post by Dan
Pictures of jam-packed bars in Over the Rhine and the Banks this weekend have been making the rounds on social media. And of course not a single mouthmask to be seen among patrons. It's absolutely mind-blowing how reckless and careless people seem to be.

The whole facemasks and eating/drinking dichotomy is going to be an issue. How does one visit a bar or restaurant with a mask? You can't eat/drink with your mask on, so I don't understand how these establishments should find a happy medium between the two points.

 24 
 on: May 18, 2020, 10:01:55 AM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by Butter
Finally got around to watching both seasons of My Brilliant Friend.  Wouldn't say this type of show is normally my cup of tea, it's a fairly straight-forward Italian prestige drama around 2 on-again/off-again friends as their lives develop in a suburb of Naples in the 50's and 60's after WWII.

Having said that it's not NORMALLY my cup of tea, I binged two seasons in the equivalent of about 3 days (with about 4 weeks in between watching seasons 1 & 2).  It sucks you in.  It is a really, really good story and a region of the world and culture you don't see many stories from.  Really enjoyed it, look forward to future seasons.

Also, it is pretty good as an advertisement to traveling to that region of Italy.  I have been there before, somehow, and never got to experience much of the beauty of the coastal region.  It is gorgeous.

 25 
 on: May 18, 2020, 09:17:36 AM 
Started by notoriouspbake - Last post by euro60
I agree that season 40 was enjoyable. The act that Tony, who clearly was the front runner from pretty much the get-go, was able to make it to the Final Three and win, and not get a single vote against him along the way, just shows how stupid the other players were to let him linger along (and not give him a single negative vote).

I gather (perhaps incorrectly) that they are already well along with planning the next season, which should air in late September.

 26 
 on: May 18, 2020, 09:13:39 AM 
Started by Dan - Last post by euro60
Pictures of jam-packed bars in Over the Rhine and the Banks this weekend have been making the rounds on social media. And of course not a single mouthmask to be seen among patrons. It's absolutely mind-blowing how reckless and careless people seem to be.


 27 
 on: May 18, 2020, 08:00:41 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
26. Pee Wee's Big Adventure
27. The Ten Commandments
28. Onward (Disney Plus) - D+, 8
29. Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened
30. Semi-Pro - 4
31. Wreck-It Ralph
32. Her Smell (HBO Now) - 9
33. The Lighthouse (Amazon Prime) - 6
34. Diego Maradona (HBO Now) - 8
35. Bad News Bears (2005) - 5
36. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
37. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
38. Raiders of the Lost Ark
39. Caddyshack
40. Phantasm - 3
41. 2001: A Space Odyssey
42. The Sound of Music
43. The Princess Bride
44. Mary Poppins
45. The Muppet Movie

46. J'ai Perdu Mon Corps (I Lost My Body) (Netflix) - 7

Oscar-nominated animated film about a guy's hand trying to find its way back to him.  It's French, so that's how I hooked in C-Fan.  She said "it was weird".  I have to agree.  There is a nice love story in there also.

47. Monsters, Inc.
48. Monsters University
49. Zootopia

 28 
 on: May 17, 2020, 09:06:46 AM 
Started by notoriouspbake - Last post by notoriouspbake
a satisfying end to the season. plenty of drama, an economy was born with fire tokens, plenty of game play drama, they focused on the emotional aspect - in a good way; they showed players having breakthroughs about life in general. the finale was three hours of show, and no reunion due to covid. not a real fan of the extinction island adding in a returning player with two challenges left - makes it way too easy for the returning player to get further toward the end then i think should happen. will be curious to see how they move forward with covid impacting new seasons.

 29 
 on: May 17, 2020, 08:45:21 AM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by notoriouspbake
cells at work - netflix: korean anime about, well, cells at work. follow a red blood cell doing its job and various shocks to the body. i'm not a huge fan of anime, but the science in this is fairly legit. i've let it run in the background while doing school work. a pretty fun ride.

 30 
 on: May 16, 2020, 08:26:01 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.
15. ex machina - i think ava is my new crush. story about AI. engaged me - i liked.
16. my life as a zucchini - poignant story about a young boy who learns about trust and love. claymation. really enjoyed this.
17.blue ruin - wow. intense. didn't know to root for or against the main character. did i mention intense? recommend.
18.onward D+ - if you played D&D, you should like this. fun quest for two brothers. recommend.
19. the girl with all the gifts - solid zombie genre with a fungus causing the "disease". clever plot with a thought-provoking ride. not overly gory. recommend.
20. freaks - well told story. a good spin on the mutant in society idea. really felt for chloe, the lead girl, who you meet in the first scene. recommend.
21. shaun the sheep: farmageddon - pretty damn funny claymation from the wallace and grommit folks. plenty of sci-fi references throughout. one of the few movies i'd like to watch again. highly recommended.
22. the death of stalin - how someone made a comedy out of this, i have no idea, but it pretty much worked. enjoyed. and buscemi was awesome.
23. platform - english dubbed spanish movie about a jail where there's a platform with food that travels down levels every day. closer to the top, you get food. lower down, you don't. plenty of violence. kinda meh for me. couldn't get into it.
24. shaun the sheep adventures from mossy bottom - not really a movie, but ten 15 min episodes that i'd watch in between movies and tv shows. good fun.
25. snowpiercer - probably should not watch dystopian end of humanity movies. was ok, i wasn't into it, but that's more of choosing too many dark movies to watch so close together, than the movie itself.
26. 1917 (apple rental) -engrossing, worthy of all the praise from you folks. recommend.
i never added what i watched from amazon during my free trial month, so updating and i'm putting mini series in with this list:
27. overlord (amazon) - - pretty much jj abrams taking castle wolftenstein (i think that's the name of the old game) and making a movie of it.
28. good omens (amazon) this was very funny and a great romp. recommend.
29. going postal (amazon) - a very good adaptation of pratchett. really enjoyed. recommend.
30. hogfather (amazon) - had it's moments following DEATH taking over for the hogfather. was ok.
31. the color of magic (amazon) - sean astin as a tourist in discworld. had it moments, and was ok. if you've read any practchett, they're worth a watch.
32. despicable me - needed to watch something light and funny. it's a sign of the times when i felt a little weepy at the end.
33. killer klowns from outer space - wow, how many times did i watch this on HBO back in the day? silly, campy fun.
34. the spy who dumped me (free on epix) kunis and mckinnon do a great job in the buddy/spy comedy where the ladies were strong leads. refreshing and i really enjoyed the ride. recommend.
35. annihilation (free on epix) - really made me think. seemed slow at times. i did understand the ending. this is not an "enjoy the ride" action movie. it's a slow burn and pay attention and think. plenty of clues if you're paying attention. i liked.
36. bumblebee (epix) - solid, take out your brain and enjoy the show. set in 1987, plenty of woxy type of tunes all throughout and several shout-outs to the smiths! best line - "should we trust them? they call themselves deceptacons!". good action without taking itself too seriously. enjoyed.37. mission impossible: fallout (epix) - i checked, and i hated this the first time i watched it. wish i would've remembered.
38. jumanji - forgot to include this, fun and enjoyable. the ensemble cast works well together. enjoyed.
39. jumanji: the next level (apple rental) - really enjoyed this too. the cast did a great job for a popcorn movie. enjoyed. had a few twists that i didn't expect.
40. a quiet place (epix) - a pretty good monster movie, where they hunt by sound, also, kinda a coming of age film for the preteen lead girl. of course they telegraph how to stop the monsters all the way through. enjoyed.
41. anna and the apocolypse (epix) - glee meets shaun of the dead. i can't remember ever seeing a zombie musical, and now i have. follows a group of high schoolers trying to survive zombies. quite entertaining. the scene of the two leads singing oblivious to the zombies behind them is worth the watch.
42. the domestics (epix) - the warriors set in the midwest. husband and wife with issues set out to find her parents in the post apocolypse world. plenty of violence, and a few surprises.
43. fast color (epix) - another post acopolyse world and woman with super powers. follows her struggle to find her family. meh.
44. sherlock gnomes (epix) - cute CGI movie about gnoes that move to london and get kidnapped. sherlock gnomes to the rescue. family freindly with all the feel good moments you'd expect. surprising amount of star power. very kid oriented.
45. a simple favor (epix) - i reallly liked this, they did great at a thriller/comedy/mystery. paced perfectly for me and fun to watch. anna kendrick and blake lively played strong female leads and gave great performances. good plot and nice twists. recommend!
46.jurassic park - rewatch in the backgournd as i was doing school work
47. jurassic park 2 - same as above.
48. raiders of the lost ark - netflix party, baby! was fun to watch this with a friend who had never seen it. we used google hangouts to chat during the film. we laughed mightily at the climax - hard to believe those scenes were scary back when i saw it in theater!
49. django unchained - too many n-bombs, but a engrossing movie. really enjoyed. well filmed and acted. recommend.
50. a serious man - coen brothers dark comedy about a jewish man going through some mid life ordeals. really heavy on jewish faith. lost my interest about halfway through. meh, and i usually like the coen brothers.

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