List some movies you've watched recently. Theatre, rental, TV... and give a */10

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KeithTalent

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I really need to watch True Detective. I loved Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre from Fukunaga and I hear the show is at least visually similar.

KT
 

Ns1

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Which reminds me:

San Andreas - 1/10 for the movie, 10/10 for the casting on Rock's daughter/wife.

Evidently she played some chick on True Detective too, so we're talking about the same girl. Now I MUST go watch True Detective.
 
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zinfamous

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Which reminds me:

San Andreas - 1/10 for the movie, 10/10 for the casting on Rock's daughter/wife.

Evidently she played some chick on True Detective too, so we're talking about the same girl. Now I MUST go watch True Detective.
yeah...that's a rather famous episode. Even those that hate the show praise this scene....
 

Ns1

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yeah...that's a rather famous episode. Even those that hate the show praise this scene....
I'll admit it, I have also seen the scene. I have never watched an episode of TR and I clearly had no idea who the chick was :D
 

Homerboy

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season 1 was so terrible there was not a chance in hell i would have seen season 2.
You've lost it. Season 1 of True Detective is one of the best things since I don't know when. Their performances are some of the best I have every seen.
 

Charmonium

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gone girl 9/10 - everyone here has raved about this and I thought it was very good. I never like Affleck so I avoided watching this but he was very believable. Rosamund Pike was really superb. It reminded me a lot of the tv series Secrets and Lies but that was probably influenced by the movie.

Burn after reading 6/10 - This has a truly all-star cast - Pitt, Clooney, Malkovich, etc. But it was kind of a stupid movie. None of those guys really do comedy very well. But it had it's moments. There's one scene in particular with Brad Pitt that was kind of a shocker and it's almost worth watching the movie for that.

The Seven Five - 8/10 - This is documentary with a lot of interview footage about police corruption in the late 80's and early 90's. I thought some of the "revelations" were really mindblowing, but if you don't have a lot of patience for interviews/narrative, stay away.
 

sportage

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THE 5th Wave. Really?
They couldn't just slap this on the SciFi channel and be done with it?
13 year old kids with assault weapons chasing down aliens?
A 13 year old with a helmet interacting with some 50 year old with a helmet?
And how about mentioning the 6th wave?
Where the audience is put to sleep. ;)
 

MongGrel

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I like a lot of different types of shows. Not a huge space sci-fi or super hero fan.

Things I currently watch on broadcast TV:
Simpsons, Family Guy, Last Man on Earth, The Blacklist, Colony, Limitless, Second Chance, Shades of Blue.

On SHO: Homeland (on season 2)
Other than the first two, I've never watched the others and don't watch any of those these days to be honest.

I'll still push Generation Kill on HBO myself, but it seems you've gotten a ton of recommendations all ready.

;)
 

DigDog

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I wonder if this movie will ever come to Netflix?

Does it have an IMDB page?

Does it have a trailer?

I'll try to find out...

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I guess the video on the Kickstarter page might qualify as a trailer.
ok, that is a kickstarter i would actually give money to.

essentially a kid wants to force the british film ratings board to sit through a very long film of a paint drying, because they have to.

it would be awesome if he actually put a few very brief (3 seconds) scenes with strong language, nudity, drug use, and violence in the film, just to mess with their heads even more.

edit: it looks like the film has already been submitted and approved. shame.

still, i have high hopes for Paint Drying 2: Revenge Of Paint.
 
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purbeast0

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You've lost it. Season 1 of True Detective is one of the best things since I don't know when. Their performances are some of the best I have every seen.
i never said the acting was bad, i said the show was terrible. probably the most overhyped show i've ever seen in my entire life. i couldnt make it more than 2 episodes in a row without falling asleep.

also, re. my comment about Mad Dogs looking soap opera'ish ... for some reason my tv when in the "internet" section where it has the apps had the motion smoother turned on just for that section. it's my normal input where the setting is off, but it was on for that. i turned it off last night and watched another ep of mad dogs and it was normal.
 

RearAdmiral

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Saw Whiplash a couple days ago.

9/10. I really enjoyed this movie, and one of few to make my wife keep her phone out of her hands. The last 10-15 minutes were just spectacular. Made me happy to have my sound system again :)
 

CZroe

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Burn after reading 6/10 - This has a truly all-star cast - Pitt, Clooney, Malkovich, etc. But it was kind of a stupid movie. None of those guys really do comedy very well. But it had it's moments. There's one scene in particular with Brad Pitt that was kind of a shocker and it's almost worth watching the movie for that.
After the Coen Bros won Best Picture the previous year all the A-listers wanted to be a part of it and they kinda ruined it. They were all trying too hard to play non-typical roles for them. I was entertained but it would have been so much better without them all pathetically vying to break molds with legendary directors. :rolleyes:
 

steve wilson

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gone girl 9/10 - everyone here has raved about this and I thought it was very good. I never like Affleck so I avoided watching this but he was very believable. Rosamund Pike was really superb. It reminded me a lot of the tv series Secrets and Lies but that was probably influenced by the movie.

Burn after reading 6/10 - This has a truly all-star cast - Pitt, Clooney, Malkovich, etc. But it was kind of a stupid movie. None of those guys really do comedy very well. But it had it's moments. There's one scene in particular with Brad Pitt that was kind of a shocker and it's almost worth watching the movie for that.

The Seven Five - 8/10 - This is documentary with a lot of interview footage about police corruption in the late 80's and early 90's. I thought some of the "revelations" were really mindblowing, but if you don't have a lot of patience for interviews/narrative, stay away.
Agree with gone girl, it was great.

Burn after reading, I would go much lower, about 4/10. Would avoid it.

Never seen the Seven Five, it sounds like the sort of thing I would like, but the wife would hate :(

Watched The Drop the other night 4/10: considering the talent on show in the film, I expected a lot better. The ending is kind of good, but it's not mind blowing. I would avoid it too.
 

Kev

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In rough order of priority/preference:

Breaking Bad
Mad Men
The Wire
Fargo (both seasons)
True Detective (season 1 only)
Homeland (though only season 1 is a priority)
Friday Night Lights
House of Cards
The Fall
Luther

I don't particularly like Aaron Sorkin, but many people like The Oval Office and The Newsroom.
I wouldn't recommend binging through Mad Men just fyi.
 

Xonim

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I wouldn't recommend binging through Mad Men just fyi.
Mad Men is the least binge-able show I've ever seen. Yet somehow my wife manages to do it. She watched a full 1.5 seasons the first DAY we started it. I gave up after 2 episodes that day. 2-3 episodes a WEEK is about all I can manage.

Fantastic show, but I have no idea how anyone could binge it.
 

Homerboy

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Mad Men is the least binge-able show I've ever seen. Yet somehow my wife manages to do it. She watched a full 1.5 seasons the first DAY we started it. I gave up after 2 episodes that day. 2-3 episodes a WEEK is about all I can manage.

Fantastic show, but I have no idea how anyone could binge it.
LOL must be a wife thing then -- my wife simply devoured this entire series ina few days. To say she binged it is an understatement.
 

slayer202

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Thanks bro, I'll let you know. Does not seem like your kind of flick, though I've been meaning to watch it for a while now.

KT
ahahaha this confused me until I figured it out....

go watch TRUE DETECTIVE. you're no longer my friend until you do so
 

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