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Zaxxon wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:06 pm I am going to have to check out that show.

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Hey, he always wanted to be just like Princess Diana when he was a kid.
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I just binged through 4 seasons of Halt and Catch Fire. It was excellent, though I could have done with a tad more geek and a bit less drama. My favorite LOL quote: "Not Linda, you perverts."

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I loved Halt, great actors. The story and time jumps between seasons could be a bit disorienting, but it certainly kept things moving, and when a show does a major setting change well it can be really interesting. Sad I won't get to spend more time in that world. I was too young to experience the topics of the early seasons first hand, but I have such nostalgia for when home computing and the internet hit the mainstream in the 90s.


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Torfish wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:46 pm I'm three episodes in on The Queen's Gambit. So far, this is excellent in all categories that I like in a TV show. Really good and I don't like chess! Definitely the best show I've seen this year.
I finished last night. It has ups and downs in the middle for sure. It's not perfect. But as a whole this series was tremendous. I would recommend it to anyone. I loved the story, setting, music, wardrobe, and acting. The final episode was great and wrapped it up. It was the best episode in my opinion. To be considered a great series, the last episode better deliver. This did for me.

It should garner a handful of awards. The main actress was amazing.
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I didn't think I would like Queen's Gambit, but I'm two episodes in and I'm hooked. It reminds me of Mad Men in so many ways. There are numerous scenes that seem to imply something momentous is about to happen...and then they resolve in a way that's either comfortingly anticlimactic or just perfectly reasonable. I loved that about MM and it works equally well here.
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I don’t really get what this is. A sci-fi version of a Nature documentary? A documentary about alien secrets? Something else?
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My first thought was that it reminded me of the speculative portions of Cosmos. Looking at what alien life could be like from a scientific perspective.
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Skinypupy wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:12 pm
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I don’t really get what this is. A sci-fi version of a Nature documentary? A documentary about alien secrets? Something else?
It’s a cautionary tale about how a Jar Jar Binks could come into being.
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hepcat wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:29 pm I didn't think I would like Queen's Gambit, but I'm two episodes in and I'm hooked. It reminds me of Mad Men in so many ways. There are numerous scenes that seem to imply something momentous is about to happen...and then they resolve in a way that's either comfortingly anticlimactic or just perfectly reasonable. I loved that about MM and it works equally well here.
I love chess and hate period drama and I'm really liking it 4 episodes in. Maybe it helps that the period of the drama is not so far in the past.
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Late to the party, but I just finished season 1 of Kim’s Convenience. I’m not generally big on sitcoms, but that’s a fantastic show.
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I am 2 episodes into To The Lake, a pandemic apocalypse. At first I didn't realize it was set in Russia, since we tend to think Russia is all slums and gulags, but these people are well to do. So far it is credible.
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From THE TOYS THAT MADE US and THE MOVIES THAT MADE US creators comes a two-episode series, THE HOLIDAY MOVIES THAT MADE US covering ELF and THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

I watched the ELF episode over lunch and it was a pure delight. Highly recommended.
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Mank is fantastic. Gary Oldman is at the top of his game. Definitely a must see for fans of old Hollywood...or just good films.
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hepcat wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:52 pm Mank is fantastic. Gary Oldman is at the top of his game. Definitely a must see for fans of old Hollywood...or just good films.
That just showed up as a suggestion. I watched the trailer. Definitely looks interesting.
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hepcat wrote:Mank is fantastic. Gary Oldman is at the top of his game.
I'm a huge Gary Oldman fan, but the last movie I saw him in was the low budget haunted sailboat flick "Mary." The entire 90 minutes I spent watching that film I was wondering 1. "Why would Gary Oldman ever agree to do this movie?" and 2. "Damn Gary Oldman is good even in bad movies."
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I keep finding myself tempted to re-watch Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Just to enjoy his performance. And also because Netflix has been sticking it in my recommendation lists.
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I love Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy because it never panders to the audience. You have to pay attention to every single thing going on or you’ll lose your way. It’s a thinker, but it rewards your effort with a fantastic story.
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YellowKing wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:41 pm
hepcat wrote:Mank is fantastic. Gary Oldman is at the top of his game.
I'm a huge Gary Oldman fan, but the last movie I saw him in was the low budget haunted sailboat flick "Mary." The entire 90 minutes I spent watching that film I was wondering 1. "Why would Gary Oldman ever agree to do this movie?" and 2. "Damn Gary Oldman is good even in bad movies."
I’m pretty sure he’s the secret sauce in the Fifth Element too.
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Unagi wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:39 am
YellowKing wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:41 pm
hepcat wrote:Mank is fantastic. Gary Oldman is at the top of his game.
I'm a huge Gary Oldman fan, but the last movie I saw him in was the low budget haunted sailboat flick "Mary." The entire 90 minutes I spent watching that film I was wondering 1. "Why would Gary Oldman ever agree to do this movie?" and 2. "Damn Gary Oldman is good even in bad movies."
I’m pretty sure he’s the secret sauce in the Fifth Element too.
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Zaxxon wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:18 am
Unagi wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:39 am
YellowKing wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:41 pm
hepcat wrote:Mank is fantastic. Gary Oldman is at the top of his game.
I'm a huge Gary Oldman fan, but the last movie I saw him in was the low budget haunted sailboat flick "Mary." The entire 90 minutes I spent watching that film I was wondering 1. "Why would Gary Oldman ever agree to do this movie?" and 2. "Damn Gary Oldman is good even in bad movies."
I’m pretty sure he’s the secret sauce in the Fifth Element too.
Also Leon.
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Unagi wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:39 am
YellowKing wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:41 pm
hepcat wrote:Mank is fantastic. Gary Oldman is at the top of his game.
I'm a huge Gary Oldman fan, but the last movie I saw him in was the low budget haunted sailboat flick "Mary." The entire 90 minutes I spent watching that film I was wondering 1. "Why would Gary Oldman ever agree to do this movie?" and 2. "Damn Gary Oldman is good even in bad movies."
I’m pretty sure he’s the secret sauce in the Fifth Element too.
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And Leon.

But let's not forget his brilliant portrayal of... um, not exactly sure, in True Romance.
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His transformation in Immortal Beloved is also quite amazing.
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Oldman has been the glue is so many movies. He was great in JFK but I liked him so much in Bram Stokers Dracula.
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Unagi wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:12 pm
Zaxxon wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:18 am
Unagi wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:39 am
YellowKing wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:41 pm
hepcat wrote:Mank is fantastic. Gary Oldman is at the top of his game.
I'm a huge Gary Oldman fan, but the last movie I saw him in was the low budget haunted sailboat flick "Mary." The entire 90 minutes I spent watching that film I was wondering 1. "Why would Gary Oldman ever agree to do this movie?" and 2. "Damn Gary Oldman is good even in bad movies."
I’m pretty sure he’s the secret sauce in the Fifth Element too.
Also Leon.
That too
I thought that was a wee bit over the top. It was fun in the context of the movie, but not really a great example of his acting skill (although maybe a good example of how he can channel late period Pacino).
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I haven't even watched season 4, and I still think this is superb.

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Zaxxon wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:24 pm No comments on the final season of Kipo that dropped this week? We're only one episode in, but so far it's still Kipo. Which is to say, great.
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One episode into the Korean horror series Sweet Home and I’m hooked. It’s basically the old Italian horror film Demons so far. The cinematography is outstanding. The opening scene of the show contains a great monsters in a snow storm shot.

Addendum: two episodes in and it does have its flaws. The story is pretty weak. It’s nowhere near Kingdom when it comes to narrative. But if you want great camera work and oodles of creative monsters, it’s well worth a watch. The show is just fun. It reminds me of Sam Raimi or early Peter Jackson in many ways.
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Smoove_B wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:57 pm I wonder if they're going to half-ass it during the final season? Game of Thrones showrunners to adapt sci-fi epic The Three-Body Problem into Netflix series
Sounds like they might have been following notes from Game of Thrones a bit too closely:
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