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KeithTalent

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We started watching Ozark last night. So far so good. I love Jason Bateman though; I'll watch that guy in anything. Like his character in this quite a bit.

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Started watching The Guestbook and actually like it so far. It is somewhat like Room 104, in that each episode is a story that takes place in a rental cabin (but it is a comedy as opposed to horror). There are recurring 'local' characters, and it is actually a bit racy for being on TBS.

Also, liking Room 104 so far, although last episode was kind of meh. It is kind of a Twilight Zone/Tales from the Darkside type show revolving around a hotel room.
 
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Finished Orphan Black last night. Didn't realize it was the last episode of the series. Like it overall, not all eps were good but for the most part it was a decent show.

Watched Jasper Jones (6/10)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5091014/

Decent movie but the ending leaves a lot of open questions. Seemed like it ended a little too soon.
 

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I only made it to like season 3 of Orphan Black. I keep meaning to go back and watch the rest as I really did enjoy the show.

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Fed Up (2014) 10/10

Watched last night. Documentary. Is there a more important issue than this? I don't think so.

"For the past 30 years, everything we thought we knew about food and exercise is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn't want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever."

MUST SEE, 'NUFF SAID!
 
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We started watching Ozark last night. So far so good. I love Jason Bateman though; I'll watch that guy in anything. Like his character in this quite a bit.

KT
I'm probably 5 episodes in. it's worth watching granted there are some truly WTF moments. Trust me. When you get to episode 3, you'll know what I am referring to.

FWIW:
Story is interesting
Well cast
Parts of it remind me of the South Park episode where the one detective uses an evidence bag (if you know what I mean. See link below)

The bad:
The failure in atleast one episode to grasp how technology works. I mean horribly so if you know how electricity works.

South Park Link (potential spoiler (sort of) inside this link):
https://www.google.com/search?q=south+park+evidence+bag&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&safe=active&gws_rd=ssl
 

clamum

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We started watching Ozark last night. So far so good. I love Jason Bateman though; I'll watch that guy in anything. Like his character in this quite a bit.

KT
I like him too. My co-worker has said Ozark is pretty good so I think I'll be checking it out soon after I get through a couple shows I'm watching now (on a sci-fi kick I guess, haha; The Expanse and Salvation).
 

Thebobo

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Lo And Behold: Reveries of the Connected World - Official Trailer
- 8/10


A documentary on Netflix about the early days of the internet and some other stores related to the internet age. Surprised it's not been mentioned here.

 
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I am continually amazed and shocked by Ozark. I think I've only got the last episode left to watch.
We just finished the 4th episode. Love it. Trying to avoid spoilers though, so have not really been reading much here.

Normally not a spoiler spaz, but since we are in the midst of the show I figured I'd wait until I'm done to come back and read this thread. Be back in a few days!

KT
 

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I have been watching various British detective/crime shows. Much better than the shit we have in the states.
I just finished the 3 seasons of Shetland (only 14 episodes) and I found this to be an excellent series.
Its a BBC Scotland crime series, and I give 8.5/10. Season 3 was the best so far.
It's been renewed for a 4th season, supposedly being filmed now.

It's on Netflix.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2396135/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
 
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slayer202

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I'm still only halfway through the most recent season of VEEP but I'm pretty sure it's the funniest season yet. There's hardly any plot but it's been hilarious
 
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i tried watching Soldier - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120157/reference

because apparently it's a cult film. The following reasons convinced me that this could be true: it is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson; it stars Kurt Russel; it is a Science Fiction film.
The following reasons convinced me that however it was a lie: the film sucks.

Ok, honestly, i can see why people might like this. The sets are nice, for an 80s film (it's from 1998), there's stuff going pewpew, and a entire planet used as a garbage dump, which who wouldn't like.
Unfortunately, as Kurt Russel is a well known method actor, and his character is an expressionless emotionless killing machine, which he does soooooo well. Like, he has no lines of dialogue. He just stands there. And occasionally, he "looks".

The supporting cast is a bit too homey for me, they don't really fit the backdrop of a poisonous, radioactive garbage dump. There is no love interest, which is bad because for example, Adventures In The Forbidden Zone had Molly Ringwald (illegal at 15yo) who is super hot when you yourself are 13yo.

There's nothing really *bad* in the film, it's just slow, boring, run of the mill scifi schlock with super-pedestrian hero AND antagonist.

Sorry Kurt. Sorry Paul. 5/10 - bad
 
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Lo And Behold: Reveries of the Connected World - Official Trailer
- 8/10


A documentary on Netflix about the early days of the internet and some other stores related to the internet age. Surprised it's not been mentioned here.

Last night watched:

Citizenfour (2015 documentary Oscar winner / Laura Poitras / Edward Snowden) 9/10

Snowden, at one point explains his motivations, discussing the early days of the internet and the freedom in contrast to recent years with the pervasive surveillance.

Haven't hit the 2nd disk with special features yet. Just the making of this documentary was a fete. Snowden contacted Poitras first, evidently, after he'd developed his plan to out the surveillance community (i.e. NSA and a host of other government agencies domestically and around the world, plus many complicit corporations). Really well done. Where's it all going? Dunno, but Snowden has still not been apprehended by USA authorities, who are still trying to nab him for violating a 100 year old statute, the Espionage Act of 1917. In the documentary it is explained that that statute has barely a glimmer of relevancy but that's what the DOJ has in hand should they get ahold of Snowden.

Snowden makes the point (and he was in a position to know), that once you are flagged, they can pretty much nail down and access most everything you do in the electronic sphere (online, phone, etc.). 1984 had nothing on what's been going on lately. Orwell should have named his book "2010."
 
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Last night watched:

Citizenfour (2015 documentary Oscar winner / Laura Poitras / Edward Snowden) 9/10

Snowden, at one point explains his motivations, discussing the early days of the internet and the freedom in contrast to recent years with the pervasive surveillance.

Haven't hit the 2nd disk with special features yet. Just the making of this documentary was a feat. Snowden contacted Poitras first, evidently, after he'd developed his plan to out the surveillance community (i.e. NSA and a host of other government agencies domestically and around the world, plus many complicit corporations). Really well done. Where's it all going? Dunno, but Snowden has still not been apprehended by USA authorities, who are still trying to nab him for violating a 100 year old statute, the Espionage Act of 1917. In the documentary it is explained that that statute has barely a glimmer of relevancy but that's what the DOJ has in hand should they get ahold of Snowden.

Snowden makes the point (and he was in a position to know), that once you are flagged, they can pretty much nail down and access most everything you do in the electronic sphere (online, phone, etc.). 1984 had nothing on what's been going on lately. Orwell should have named his book "2010."
I get my Snowden documentaries confused just like the Steve Job documentaries/movies. Have to check it out again.
 

Thebobo

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i tried watching Soldier - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120157/reference

because apparently it's a cult film. The following reasons convinced me that this could be true: it is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson; it stars Kurt Russel; it is a Science Fiction film.
The following reasons convinced me that however it was a life: the film sucks.

Ok, honestly, i can see why people might like this. The sets are nice, for an 80s film (it's from 1998), there's stuff going pewpew, and a entire planet used as a garbage dump, which who wouldn't like.
Unfortunately, as Kurt Russel is a well known method actor, and his character is an expressionless emotionless killing machine, which he does soooooo well. Like, he has no lines of dialogue. He just stands there. And occasionally, he "looks".

The supporting cast is a bit too homey for me, they don't really fit the backdrop of a poisonous, radioactive garbage dump. There is no love interest, which is bad because for example, Adventures In The Forbidden Zone had Molly Ringwald (illegal at 15yo) who is super hot when you yourself are 13yo.

There's nothing really *bad* in the film, it's just slow, boring, run of the mill scifi schlock with super-pedestrian hero AND antagonist.

Sorry Kurt. Sorry Paul. 5/10 - bad
Ah yea I remember that movie I thought it was ok. I think Russell did a pretty good job of playing his character. He had an Arnold sort of Vibe. I'll have to check it out again,
 

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Ah yea I remember that movie I thought it was ok. I think Russell did a pretty good job of playing his character. He had an Arnold sort of Vibe. I'll have to check it out again,
Soldier was pretty damn awesome.
 

Thebobo

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Had a migraine this week so, figured what the heck, I'll watch Alien Covenant http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2316204/

What a horrible decision. It was more like a disaster film from the 70's, except with a bunch of scifi/alien crap around it.

Sorry Ridley Scott - time to stop doing Alien spin offs: 3/10
He I was just coming to post.

Alien Covenant 6.5/10

It wasn't as bad as I was expecting but

Just like 99.9% of sci fi movies - they don't address gravity. Except when they go in the loading dock?

And to add to the stupidity of the gravity situation why did the trucks slide out and fall over the edge in outer space. lol

Just like 99.9% of sci fi movies - they have sound in a vacuum.

They NEVER check out the planet first it's just wam bam and land it mam.

They don't have a clue what's in atmosphere but hey let's just walk out and breath in some spores!

They split, they always split up.

 

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Comrade Detective ?/? - on Amazon Prime

This is a strange show. Even stranger that it made it to Amazon. It's a 1980's buddy cop serial from Cold War Romania. That should be enough to at least make you curious. It's dubbed and all of the background sound is obviously done on a Foley sound stage so you have to be somewhat tolerant of the presentation.

This was produced to reinforce Socialist values but there are some comical aspects. For example Americans are portrayed the way we used to portray communists, sort of. In this story, we're the bad guys. The women are all sluts and everyone is greedy and deceptive. Think Miami vice in Bucharest.

One part I thought was especially interesting was the fact that the main character talks about the CIA using cocaine to subjugate the blacks in the US. Which wasn't far from the truth if you think about the Iran-Contra debacle.

I'm not sure I'm going to watch the rest of it because after the initial novelty wears off, I'm not sure it's worth the investment but maybe someone here will check it out and report back. It's only 6 episodes and apparently there were commercials in Romania at the time since the first episode is only 43 minutes long.
i just watched the first episode. for a hardcore communist propaganda crime series made in Romania in the 80's its really well done. the stereotypes the show did when the two detectives went into the American embassy was very amusing.

Episode 2, when they find that Monopoly game in the car. lol a game that teaches a good commie how to be a evil capitalist pig. hahahah. Then when that guy hangs himself in the hospital, the doctor says. "Great you happy now, not even our world class health care can save him" :D:D:D:D

this show should be in all high school world history classes.
 
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fun fact: Pamela Anderson (b:1967)still looks amazing.
i know this because i watched Baywatch - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1469304/reference

and near the midpoint of the film i realized that anyone who isn't gay for Dwayne Johnson has something wrong in their mind.

The Rock stars as Mitch, lifeguard extraordinaire and man on a mission, protecting his bay against bad guys, drug dealers, corrupt politician, crooked cops and sea urchins.
Buff Zac Efron stars as the Rookie(tm), who has no respect for authority but whose heart of gold will save the day once he finds a sense of belonging within the Team(tm).
Kelly Rohrbach stars as A Pair Of Tits On The Loose(tm), whose presence on the team gives our heroes something to fight for.
Standard cameo by David Hasselhoff as The Ghost Of Mitch.

Same kind of film as C.I.A. and Tooth Fairy, it's 90% The Rock being awesome doing semi-mundane things, like carrying a set of fridges or flipping truck tires. So if you are not into Rock-worshiping this film is not for you.
The lifeguards do their lifeguarding thing, and then discover an evil plot which they must foil through courage, teamwork, and the previously introduced mcguffin. At the end everyone wins and the good guys get the girls.

It was fun in a goofy kind of way and it's exactly what you expect this film to be, nothing more. Would recommend.

7/10 - VERY cookie-cutter film, but fund and stupid.
 

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