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1 hour ago, HelenaExMachina said:

Really? Hell yeah!

4th April is also the premiere of Legion 

According to this:

The sixth and final season of 

The Americans will receive its UK premiere on ITV4 on Wednesday April 4th at 10pm, it has been announced.

35 minutes ago, Mark Antony said:

I also can’t wait for the final season of The Americans. Think it has potential to go down as one of the greats if they can nail it. 

I think it's definitely been one of the best shows of the past few years. Of course, a lot depends on the ending they choose, I'm still not sure what I expect or even what I want to happen.

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Well, I did it. I went ahead and watched new Roseanne.

and...they totally freaking pulled it off!

It was never one of my favorite shows even when it was in its prime, it was just something to watch that was ok.

and that's exactly what it was tonight, but because of its style, they way it got right back into things left off from two decades ago added some extra attraction to it. There were moments where I briefly felt it was a Tuesday night in the late 80's or early 90's and I had to go to middle school tomorrow.

So nostalgia played a factor and I definitely started getting the feels here and there because of just that, but it was more than that, whatever spark the original series had, I felt it was there again. It's a sitcom done in the old style with the same lame kind of jokes, studio audience laughs, all that, but in the midst of that they also made it relevant to today, and it surprisingly worked.

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I really liked the first episode of Barry as well.  It has potential to be funny in parts but also a nice take on the trying-to-make-it in LA thing with a serious side too.  

How weird that Counterpart took a week off between the penultimate episode and the finale.  I was so confused yesterday when it wasn't on.

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Last night I watched a Netflix original movie called The Babysitter. It’s a dark comedy-horror film and I have to say it was a lot of fun. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was a certifiably good movie, but it’s definitely worth a watch, especially if you’re a fan on the genre.

Also, the hell are the Australians putting in their water? I guess it wasn’t enough for them to have the most attractive actor and actress. Now they’re sending us their doppelgangers. They’re like the Russian Olympians of Hollywood.

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I finished my rewatch of The Expanse.  Can't wait for season 3 to get going (book)

really hoping we get to see Proto-Miller

Nearly finished with Patti Cake$ right now.  Really good acting in this.

15 hours ago, Tywin et al. said:

Last night I watched a Netflix original movie called The Babysitter. It’s a dark comedy-horror film and I have to say it was a lot of fun. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was a certifiably good movie, but it’s definitely worth a watch, especially if you’re a fan on the genre.

Also, the hell are the Australians putting in their water? I guess it wasn’t enough for them to have the most attractive actor and actress. Now they’re sending us their doppelgangers. They’re like the Russian Olympians of Hollywood.

That's probably my favorite Netflix original movie.  And yeah, Samara Weaving is stupid good looking.

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17 hours ago, RedEyedGhost said:

I finished my rewatch of The Expanse.  Can't wait for season 3 to get going (book)

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really hoping we get to see Proto-Miller

 

Nearly finished with Patti Cake$ right now.  Really good acting in this.

That's probably my favorite Netflix original movie.  And yeah, Samara Weaving is stupid good looking.

I was shocked to find out she wasn't Margot Robbie's little sister. They look freaking identical. 

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12 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

I was shocked to find out she wasn't Margot Robbie's little sister. They look freaking identical. 

It’s crazy! I looked Weaving up after reading this stuff yesterday and was sure they were related somehow. She was also in Three Billboards which I didn’t realize. I gotta check The Babysitter out too. 

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4 hours ago, Ramsay B. said:

It’s crazy! I looked Weaving up after reading this stuff yesterday and was sure they were related somehow. She was also in Three Billboards which I didn’t realize. I gotta check The Babysitter out too. 

Yep,

her being in a relationship with John Hawkes was both disgusting and 

completely implausible.

  The Babysitter isn't the same class of film as Three Billboards, but it is really great for what it is.

 

I'm an hour into the premier of the final season of The Americans, and it's fucking awesome.  Did not expect it to go this way at all.

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Went to Ready Player One tonight. Despite chasms of logical lapses, cardboard leads, and awkward dialogue, the book still entertained me enough for a re-read. 

Can't say I liked it. Most of the book was simply unfilmable, but Speilberg managed to push in plenty of references - though due to licensing or 2018 logic, completely abandoned every reference to DnD or WarGames. I think they nailed the wonder of the Oasis, and that made the visual experience great. I think perhaps the book was written to appeal to 36 year old bachelors (me), but the movie for a younger generation. 

I enjoy Speilberg's rendition of Tin Tin more - the uncanny faces worked better in that. In this, the real-world scenes came off as ridiculous. Then again the book was as well. 

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I watched a completely insane TCM movie, The Scarlet Empress, directed by Von Sternberg starring Marlene Dietrich as Catherine the Great.  The sets and art direction were INSANE.  1934, but somehow circumvented the production code to see topless women.  

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Has anyone checked out the 1927 silent film Metropolis on Netflix? I’m curious if the subtitles are still in German or if they’ve been changed to English, because I’d like to see it, but my German is terrible given that I haven’t spoken it in like eight years.  

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Blade Runner 2049 was visually stunning. Entertaining film but meandered a bit in parts. The story was decent but what may have been intended as twists and surprises weren't.

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On 3/29/2018 at 1:29 AM, RedEyedGhost said:

I finished my rewatch of The Expanse.  Can't wait for season 3 to get going (book)

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really hoping we get to see Proto-Miller

 

Nearly finished with Patti Cake$ right now.  Really good acting in this.

That's probably my favorite Netflix original movie.  And yeah, Samara Weaving is stupid good looking.

I really enjoyed Patti Cake$. Strong acting, good music, solid story.

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Watched The Defenders, it was ok. I liked some of the interaction between the "heroes". Had a hard time buying Sigourney Weaver as a boss but whatever.

 

Despite some warnings on here I went to see Tomb Raider. I actually liked it. They definitely could have cut the stupid bike chase but other than that it was an enjoyable popcorn action movie, which is what i expect it to be.

Spoiler

I also liked what they did with the ending, showing that what they considered to be magic 1000 years ago was really a virus.

Have to say I will go see a sequel for sure. Again, as long as you go into it expecting it to be mostly action then you will enjoy yourself, and i recommend a bathroom break as soon as the "fox chase" is mentioned, you are welcome.

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On 3/24/2018 at 9:19 PM, Nictarion said:

Do the chickens have large talons?

You know what? I think I'm going to watch this right now.

And yes. I did have tater tots with my dinner tonight. (But no steak or quesadilla)

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On 3/30/2018 at 9:02 AM, Tywin et al. said:

Has anyone checked out the 1927 silent film Metropolis on Netflix? I’m curious if the subtitles are still in German or if they’ve been changed to English, because I’d like to see it, but my German is terrible given that I haven’t spoken it in like eight years.  

The subtitles are all in English, so you're good. That reminds me, I only watched half of Metropolis and need to get back and watch the last half sometime soon.

As for what I've been watching lately:

I'm in the middle of a Babylon 5 rewatch and I just started Season 5 and it's becoming very difficult to drum up any interest in continuing and finishing this off. Even though the first couple episodes of the season were actually better than what I remembered.

I watched Neverwhere, the BBC series that Neil Gaiman's book is based on and it was pretty great actually. The book is better, of course, but the show is really charmingly low budget at times. It really just makes me want to read the book again.

I've started the second season of Into The Badlands, which just popped up on Netflix. I'm about halfway through and it's just as fun and ridiculous as the first season so far. Nick Frost has been a pretty great addition so far.

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Re-watching the HBO Rome, for the third or fourth time.  Each time I watch this series, I get struck all over again at how good it was, so good, on every level, from every angle.  Like the Tudors, it wasn't always factually accurate, but the feel of the time and place, and the characters, does seem as close as it is possible to interpret from this impossible to even imagine distance in time from there and then.

For some reason around Easter I like to re-watch things like the Taylor-Burton Cleopatra, El Cid, now Rome.  I wish there were more to choose from!

 

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Finally watched Ghostbusters....can't quite put my finger on what was wrong with it, it had some good bits, Leslie Jones was good, but the two leads seemed really flat to me, especially Wiig, like they didnt' realize they were in a broad slap stick type of comedy. I found it very dull if not exactly 'bad'. 

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On 3/27/2018 at 9:06 PM, drawkcabi said:

Well, I did it. I went ahead and watched new Roseanne.

and...they totally freaking pulled it off!

It was never one of my favorite shows even when it was in its prime, it was just something to watch that was ok.

and that's exactly what it was tonight, but because of its style, they way it got right back into things left off from two decades ago added some extra attraction to it. There were moments where I briefly felt it was a Tuesday night in the late 80's or early 90's and I had to go to middle school tomorrow.

So nostalgia played a factor and I definitely started getting the feels here and there because of just that, but it was more than that, whatever spark the original series had, I felt it was there again. It's a sitcom done in the old style with the same lame kind of jokes, studio audience laughs, all that, but in the midst of that they also made it relevant to today, and it surprisingly worked.

I'm probably not going to watch it, but I liked it when I was a kid. When it left off, it was in a mess of maybe this happened, and maybe that happened. I think Dan was dead, they were millionaires from the lottery, or they weren't, and Roseanne was a writer writing the whole thing? Do they ignore the last season or 2? Do they still have two Beckies? YOU HAVE TO TELL ME! Because...I'm not going to watch. The new X Files has been too hard on me.

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On 3/29/2018 at 4:42 PM, Tywin et al. said:

I was shocked to find out she wasn't Margot Robbie's little sister. They look freaking identical. 

I mentioned upthread I'm watching Ash vs Evil Dead--that's where I met her (Samara Weaving). She was the definition of scene stealer, and I think the showrunners knew it.

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