RedEyedGhost

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Finished up season one of The Expanse and starting in on season two.  Love the casting for Fred Johnson (Cutty, baby!), but I hate the weird accent he uses.  Fred Johnson is from Earth, so was there really any need to make the guy use an accent?  Why not just let the actor use his normal voice?

Not a fan of the casting of Holden or Amos, although Amos has grown on me.  Pictured both guys as a little older.

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3 hours ago, Tywin et al. said:

So is James Franco done?

One can certainly hope so. 

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Has anyone watched Runaways?  Not sure if I want to get into another comic book show, but if it's good, maybe I'll give it a shot.

8 hours ago, Risto said:

Do I need to watch certain movies and TV shows to be, "very pro-LGBT"? Is there a list? :D 

 

No, which is why it was so ridiculous that you have several times used your love of Carol to prove you were pro LGBT. 

3 hours ago, Tywin et al. said:

So is James Franco done?

Gods I hope so.  I never understood his appeal as an actor because he fucking sucks and now listening to him trying to deny at least a handful of women...  He's toast.  

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26 minutes ago, Dr. Pepper said:

No, which is why it was so ridiculous that you have several times used your love of Carol to prove you were pro LGBT. 

And can you imagine my surprise to even hear that? I sincerely have nothing to prove regarding LGBT. Carol is one of those movies I love for various reasons: acting, beautiful screenplay, faithful adaptation etc. Least of which can be argued as proof of my "pro-LGBT sentiments". Furthermore, I doubt there is anything that anyone can use to make a point whether I am "pro" or "against" LGBT, let alone to make judgement about the image I want people to have. With or without Carol, I believe in respecting human rights, civil liberties,  equality. But, that, as I believe, is a topic for private discussion, not for a thread about what we are watching right now. You know where you can get me :D   

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@Dr. Pepper, I finally remembered what you talked about. That entire "Moonlight" thing was mishandled and it was rather unfortunate. However, I didn't use "Carol" as my "pro-LBGT" sentiments, more like a pointing out I have no problems with LGBT-movies, which, IIRC, I was accused of. 

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3 hours ago, briantw said:

Not a fan of the casting of Holden or Amos, although Amos has grown on me.  Pictured both guys as a little older.

Both are age appropriate.  In fact, by the time season three rolls the actor will be a several years older than their book counterparts.

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20 hours ago, Martell Spy said:

Watched "Molly's Game" a while ago. Awesome movie and very Sorkin. Wait until you see the movie before you google the celebrities in the movie, as that is part of the fun. Going to see "The Post" soon.

About to watch Magicians, the Assassination of Gianni Versace: Crime Story, and the the Alienist. Which reminds me, I need to get my winter tv schedule in order. This is often the best time of year for TV these days.

Really loved Molly’s Game. Gripped me from start to finish (it helped that I didn’t know anything about the story going in) and I thought Chastain (and Elba) were fantastic. Thought it was a bit heavy on exposition (every flashback had to have narration too, and the film was primarily ‘flashback’) but overall a solid film.

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1 hour ago, RedEyedGhost said:

Both are age appropriate.  In fact, by the time season three rolls the actor will be a several years older than their book counterparts.

In the books, wasn't Amos in his mid forties?  I believe he had been flying for around 25 years, and he was an adult when he left Baltimore in The Churn.  I always pictured him as a middle-aged, balding man.  I know the actor is almost forty, but he looks a lot younger than that, and Holden is just generally too baby-faced on the show for my liking.

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4 hours ago, Dr. Pepper said:

Gods I hope so.  I never understood his appeal as an actor because he fucking sucks and now listening to him trying to deny at least a handful of women...  He's toast.  

I like him when he does the group movies with his friends, but otherwise yeah, don't recall liking him in much else. Heard he's great in The Disaster Artist though. 

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Just now, Tywin et al. said:

I like him when he does the group movies with his friends, but otherwise yeah, don't recall liking him in much else. Heard he's great in The Disaster Artist though. 

I liked him on The Deuce as well.

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I will say that one thing I've liked a lot about The Expanse is how they've worked in short stories like The Butcher of Anderson Station and Drive.  I imagine they'll continue to do that going forward, and it's a nice touch.

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2 hours ago, Tywin et al. said:

I like him when he does the group movies with his friends, but otherwise yeah, don't recall liking him in much else. Heard he's great in The Disaster Artist though. 

He was. The Duece is also really good too, although he’s not really the standout in that, Maggie Gyllenhaal is. 

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17 minutes ago, Nictarion said:

He was. The Duece is also really good too, although he’s not really the standout in that, Maggie Gyllenhaal is. 

He's not the standout in it, but he's good in it.  

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3 hours ago, briantw said:

In the books, wasn't Amos in his mid forties?  I believe he had been flying for around 25 years, and he was an adult when he left Baltimore in The Churn.  I always pictured him as a middle-aged, balding man.  I know the actor is almost forty, but he looks a lot younger than that, and Holden is just generally too baby-faced on the show for my liking.

I thought he was mid-late 30s. It's been a long time since I read those early books, Persepolis Rising

and there was no mention of him being full on 75 in the latest book... if he was, that fight with early 50s Bobbie...

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12 minutes ago, briantw said:

He's not the standout in it, but he's good in it.  

I wish the twins were a little more distinguishable, but yeah, overall he’s pretty good. Between The Duece and The Disaster Artist I had just recently commented on how good of a year he was having...

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5 minutes ago, RedEyedGhost said:

I thought he was mid-late 30s. It's been a long time since I read those early books, Persepolis Rising

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and there was no mention of him being full on 75 in the latest book... if he was, that fight with early 50s Bobbie...

 

I looked at the Expanse wiki and it said he'd been flying for about 25 years at the start of the first book.  I haven't gone back and checked myself, but I'm assuming the wiki (and this was for the book character) is accurate.  That would place him in his early forties at minimum, and that's assuming Amos is only around eighteen in The Churn.

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1 hour ago, briantw said:

I looked at the Expanse wiki and it said he'd been flying for about 25 years at the start of the first book.  I haven't gone back and checked myself, but I'm assuming the wiki (and this was for the book character) is accurate.  That would place him in his early forties at minimum, and that's assuming Amos is only around eighteen in The Churn.

I don't think he was that old in The Churn.  In that I thought of him like Michael in The Wire.  Kids grow up quick in the game.

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I watched Black Sails S4 because I am cursed with a compulsion to complete things.  It had all of the good points and bad points of prior seasons but the pompous, portentous monologues and soap opera of personal betrayals were more of a grind this time.  I’m glad they finally wrapped it up.  

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Watched It Comes At Night. Misleading title, and bad marketing aside, I really liked it. The ending was super tense. 

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7 hours ago, briantw said:

I looked at the Expanse wiki and it said he'd been flying for about 25 years at the start of the first book.  I haven't gone back and checked myself, but I'm assuming the wiki (and this was for the book character) is accurate.  That would place him in his early forties at minimum, and that's assuming Amos is only around eighteen in The Churn.

Forty to early forties for Amos in LW is about right. Amos was a teenager when he left Baltimore. While we don't get an age in The Churn, he is described as a boy on the verge of manhood. Holden is described as being in his early thirties in LW. 

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