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Might binge that at the weekend. Keep forgetting to start it.

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It's good to see that The Amazing Race has finally returned.

Also, I introduced my 9 y/o daughter to The Princess Diaries movies. Now she won't stop rewatching them.

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I rewatched Ginger Snaps a couple of days ago. It's like Heathers with werewolves. I had forgotten how funny Mimi Rogers is as the mother, it's a subtle performance but works so well against the uber drama of the two girls. LOVE THIS FILM.

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Resurection: Ertugrul (2014)  Turkish television

From Wiki:

Diriliş: Ertuğrul (English: The Revival: Ertuğrul) is a Turkish historical adventure television series created by Mehmet Bozdağ, starring Engin Altan Düzyatan in the title role. It is filmed in Riva, a village in Beykoz, intracity district of Istanbul, and premiered on TRT 1 in Turkey on December 10, 2014. The show is based on the history of the Oghuz Turks and takes place in the 13th century and centers around the life of Ertuğrul, the father of Osman I, the leader of the Ottoman Turks and the founder and namesake of the dynasty that established and ruled the Ottoman Empire. While only a small principality during Ertuğrul's lifetime, would prevail as a world empire under his son's dynasty for the next six centuries after his death

Love it, and I’m only 2 episodes into the 30 episodes on offer.  An historical medieval sword and intrigue adventure – conflicting Turkic tribes, intra-family feuding, Mongols and Templars in the 13th century.  It scratches that itch admirably.  As with most historical sword etc. fighting dramatizations these days, it's borrowed a lot of the techniques from the Japanese wuxia.

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Watched the Lost City of Z. Great movie. It really captured the feeling of going into uncharted, wild lands. It was over 2 hours, long, yet felt way too short. I wanted to see more.

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I caved and watched Season 2 of Gomorra and just finished the finale. I have the same gut punched feeling I had after the series finale of the Shield. Monstrous. From first episode to last, they never took the foot off the pedal after the Season 1 finale. My judgment may be colored because I'm still coming off the high, but I think I enjoyed this show more than Westworld or Fargo.. and just from the sheer story and characters. 

 

 

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56 minutes ago, WarGalley said:

I caved and watched Season 2 of Gomorra and just finished the finale. I have the same gut punched feeling I had after the series finale of the Shield. Monstrous. From first episode to last, they never took the foot off the pedal after the Season 1 finale. My judgment may be colored because I'm still coming off the high, but I think I enjoyed this show more than Westworld or Fargo.. and just from the sheer story and characters. 

 

 

Good to hear. I just finished S1 on Netflix, and will be watching S2 weekly on Sundance starting this week. 

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3 hours ago, WarGalley said:

I caved and watched Season 2 of Gomorra and just finished the finale. I have the same gut punched feeling I had after the series finale of the Shield. Monstrous. From first episode to last, they never took the foot off the pedal after the Season 1 finale. My judgment may be colored because I'm still coming off the high, but I think I enjoyed this show more than Westworld or Fargo.. and just from the sheer story and characters. 

I watched episodes 3 and 4 today. Will likely finish out season 2 this week. It has not slowed at all, awesome show. 

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I just watched Suicide Squad twice.  I was entertained by it but definitely my least favorite portrayal of Joker I've seen.  He covered crazy well, but he didn't have the charisma that I associate with him.

Fun movie, just not something I need to have on DVD or take any time to see later on.

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15 hours ago, Greywolf2375 said:

I just watched Suicide Squad twice.  I was entertained by it but definitely my least favorite portrayal of Joker I've seen.  He covered crazy well, but he didn't have the charisma that I associate with him.

Fun movie, just not something I need to have on DVD or take any time to see later on.

In a row? Dmn. I'm not sure how to respond to that. My condolences, I guess. :/

I kid. I kid. Sorta. I too saw it twice. Once in the theater in IMAX 3D, and I thought it was fun, not great, but a fun time at the theater. Margot Robbie and Will Smith carried it. Leto's Joker was interesting to watch if not altogether my cup-o-tea.

 Then I got the extended cut on bluray for Christmas and watched it a second time. It...wasn't good. I think there's a good movie in there, somewhere. Ayer is a good director (End of Watch and Fury are fantastic) but I think the editing is what really hurt Suicide Squad the most and the extended cut didn't help matters.

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18 hours ago, Greywolf2375 said:

I just watched Suicide Squad twice.  I was entertained by it but definitely my least favorite portrayal of Joker I've seen.  He covered crazy well, but he didn't have the charisma that I associate with him.

Fun movie, just not something I need to have on DVD or take any time to see later on.

You are a saint to the cause. I have struggled to get 1h into that movie numerous times. It reminds me a lot of The Crow 2: City of Angels.. in that its a garbled mess which feels like you accidentally walked into the editing room and were looking at the outtakes they left in the bin, scrabbled together. 

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Watched the finale of Big Little Lies (which we only got in the U.K. yesterday). The series as a whole was brilliant but the finale really brought everything together in such a powerful, emotional way. The entire cast killed it throughout, I can't even say that one cast member stood out because they were all so good. I loved it. The highlight of the year so far, as far as TV goes. 

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I watched the film FREE FIRE tonight and it was pretty disappointing. It's an interesting premise, an entire film that explores what would be one scene in some films--a big gun fight in real time. The witty one-liners were hit or miss, and the characterization was severely lacking. It was trying really hard to be Reservoir Dogs without the flashbacks (or believable American accents). One of the brilliant things about the flashbacks in Reservoir Dogs though was how it helped establish characters and their motivations. This film did not do that well at all.

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I also saw Free Fire yesterday and really liked it, and it was much funnier than expected. It obviously does have big similarities to Reservoir Dogs, but it was more of a straight shoot 'em up black comedy that didn't take itself nearly as seriously. I also have a soft spot for Ben Wheatley and can understand why this isn't everyone's cup of tea though.

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