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.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.
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).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.
We just finished the 4th episode. Love it. Trying to avoid spoilers though, so have not really been reading much here.I am continually amazed and shocked by Ozark. I think I've only got the last episode left to watch.
Last night watched:Lo And Behold: Reveries of the Connected World - Official Trailer
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.
I get my Snowden documentaries confused just like the Steve Job documentaries/movies. Have to check it out again.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."
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,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
He I was just coming to post.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
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.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.