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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3600 on: February 15, 2018, 04:13:52 AM »
Altered Carbon (Netflix Original) -- I had high expectations based on the book, and mostly this series doesn't disappoint.  The only complaint really is that I feel they overdid some of the gratuitous sex/nudity scenes.  But it is well acted, written, and the cinematography and sets are outstanding.  If you are a cyberpunk (Blade Runner, Strange Days, Matrix, etc) fan at all, then it is definitely worth a look.
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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3601 on: February 15, 2018, 07:35:57 PM »
Altered Carbon (Netflix Original) -- I had high expectations based on the book, and mostly this series doesn't disappoint.  The only complaint really is that I feel they overdid some of the gratuitous sex/nudity scenes.  But it is well acted, written, and the cinematography and sets are outstanding.  If you are a cyberpunk (Blade Runner, Strange Days, Matrix, etc) fan at all, then it is definitely worth a look.

I see you referenced Blade Runner in your synopsis there. I remember skimming an article a couple weeks ago and the author was going over new shows. He said that the show was a big rip-off of Blade Runner. So this isn't entirely accurate then? I'm intrigued for sure and I'm going to check it out regardless. Just wondering about your thoughts on this point...
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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3602 on: February 15, 2018, 09:21:08 PM »
I see you referenced Blade Runner in your synopsis there. I remember skimming an article a couple weeks ago and the author was going over new shows. He said that the show was a big rip-off of Blade Runner. So this isn't entirely accurate then? I'm intrigued for sure and I'm going to check it out regardless. Just wondering about your thoughts on this point...

Nah, it is based on Richard Morgan's book.  It is in the same genre as blade runner, and it has a male protagonist.  The similarities pretty much end there.  Plenty of folks see all of cyber punk as a rip off of blade runner because that is their only other foray into the genre.  Kinda like there are folks that see all of the fantasy genre as a LoTR rip off.
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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3603 on: February 15, 2018, 09:34:01 PM »
Ohhhh, Gotcha. Makes sense. Thanks for the responding
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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3604 on: March 01, 2018, 07:48:54 AM »
Son of Kong 3/6

Piedone in Egypt 3/6

Oh well , can't win 'em all

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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3605 on: March 08, 2018, 10:46:53 PM »
Dawson City Frozen Time... for old film, history, adventure and lore buffs

EXCELLENT and incredibly well done.  Soundtrack amazing as well.  Jeff you will appreciate this one.


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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3606 on: March 14, 2018, 09:22:50 PM »
Never watched Justified when it was on, now it is my before bed nightly watch, just finished season 3.

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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3607 on: March 15, 2018, 09:52:00 PM »
Never watched Justified when it was on, now it is my before bed nightly watch, just finished season 3.

Great show. Although it was basically the same character Olyphant played in Deadwood a few years earlier. Still, itís hard to get sick of Bullock... errr... Givens... tough talking someone through his clenched teeth!   ;D

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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3608 on: April 22, 2018, 10:08:40 PM »
Justice League and Dunkirk on 4k.

Both are awesome visually.

Dunkirk is even better the second time. Great film.

Justice League is better than its reviews for sure but Batman is shit.

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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3609 on: April 27, 2018, 07:42:29 PM »
Royal Rumble from Saudi Arabia , of all places :

Taker vs Rusev , run of the mill match though it's cool to see Taker.......wish they could've had scorpions in that casket which would make sense as Taker is from Death Valley
Lesnar vs Roman , kinda cool

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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3610 on: May 04, 2018, 09:39:42 AM »
Cobra Kai , half way in. The acting is a little stiff, but its enjoyable so far. 

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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3611 on: June 11, 2018, 05:10:38 PM »
Did anyone see Hereditary this weekend?

JAAAAAYYSUS that was a disturbing and chillingly effective film.  And I love how the trailer tells you absolutely NOTHING about what you are about to see.

If you have any interest in the horror genre, see it!!

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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3612 on: June 11, 2018, 11:47:05 PM »
I did see Hereditary this past weekend and absolutely loved it.  I highly recommend it to anyone who likes intelligent horror.  It's definitely one of the best "adult horror" of the past few years (I would include It Follows, Get Out, Don't Breathe, and The Witch in that same category). 

The acting is excellent, particularly Toni Colette who goes all out in this: she deserves an Oscar for her incredible performance.  The story plays out like a particularly extreme family dysfunction drama about grief, with the added layer of supernatural forces exacerbating what is an already messed-up dynamic between the various characters.  I don't want to go into too much details plot wise, as I feel that this is the kind of movie that works best when approached without any idea of what it is about. 

It is as much a mystery as it is a horror piece.  I found myself trying to understand what the hell was going on for most of the film, and fortunately I felt that the explanation at the end is fairly satisfying, which isn't always the case with these types of movies (hello M. Night Shyamalan!).  This is a very impressive directorial debut, where all the pieces of the puzzle are methodically put together.  I'm actually curious to watch it again at some point, as I feel that there are a lot of subtle hints throughout the film that can be picked up on second viewing.

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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3613 on: June 12, 2018, 12:53:21 AM »
I agree with every well written word you said! I am seeing it again this weekend:)

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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3614 on: June 12, 2018, 08:26:52 AM »
Thanks! 

I'm curious to heard what you think after you watch it again.  I have a feeling that the movie holds up really well upon a second viewing.

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Re: What did you just watch?
« Reply #3615 on: June 17, 2018, 07:08:19 PM »
Three Billboards in 4k.

This is the shit I love.