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I just finished watching A Futile and Stupid Gesture on Netflix. That was quite good. It was interesting watching Joel McHale play Chevy Chase - I think all of the actors playing all those ultra-famous actors did a really good job capturing their mannerisms. Definitely recommended.

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I saw Hostiles today. It was long and cliched at times but I liked it. After the first fifteen minutes, which are pretty intense, you kinda knew exactly what was gonna happen but the execution was enjoyable. The cast was really good (including an appearance from a certain actor I wasn't expecting) and the scenery was beautiful. 

It could've been trimmed down like 20 minutes and it wasn't a perfect film but I'd recommend it. 

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Saw Ladybird last night. Really liked it. Saoirse Ronan is becoming one of my favorite actresses. 

Also watched a pretty good Irish revenge flick called Bad Day for the Cut. It reminded me a bit of Blue Ruin. 

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3 hours ago, Nictarion said:

Also watched a pretty good Irish revenge flick called Bad Day for the Cut. It reminded me a bit of Blue Ruin. 

Yes, I enjoyed it as well.

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22 minutes ago, Pony Queen Jace said:

I was gonnna hit this bowl and head to sleepy time but...

I mean, Die Hard is on.

Don't you get punished in the afterlife for falling asleep while Die Hard is on? 

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15 minutes ago, A True Kaniggit said:

Don't you get punished in the afterlife for falling asleep while Die Hard is on? 

I always thought the punishment would be falling asleep while Die Hard was on.

But yeah, Al just got his ability to kill people back! Victory!

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14 minutes ago, Pony Queen Jace said:

I always thought the punishment would be falling asleep while Die Hard was on.

Mind. Blown.

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Finished the third season of The Americans last night

Thought it was a good season. Philip and Martha's scenes towards the end of the season were getting intense. I was waiting for Stan or some other agent to come in or confront Philip. Though I guess that happened in the first season with Amador kinda. Too early in the series for the Stan/Philip/Elizabeth showdown but I have to believe it's getting close. Paige reached the Pantheon of annoying kid characters this season. Not quite Dana from

Homeland, but she came damn close. Her relationship with the pastor is irking me. The biggest annoyance was how she demanded to know what her parents were up to, they tell her, and she acts like a brat about it for the rest of the season. Then she goes with Elizabeth to see her mom, and seems like she starts to have an understanding, and goes home and immediately calls the pastor. Starting S4 today. Looks like things will heat up quickly.

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Watched a really good documentary on Spielberg last night. We started watching it at Christmas but I think it started at 10pm and was on for three hours so we recorded it instead. Watched again from the start last night and it's really fascinating. There's lots of stuff about his own childhood and family life (with input from his family members) and how that relates to the types of films he made and the stories he wanted to tell, also the role of child actors in his films. There's also lots of the actors from his films talking about their experience. If you like films and film-making you should try to find it. I think it was on one of the BBC channels originally.

Also, young Stephen Spielberg was a rather handsome guy, kinda looked a bit like David Duchovny.

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4 hours ago, l2 0 5 5 said:

Finished the third season of The Americans last night

 

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Thought it was a good season. Philip and Martha's scenes towards the end of the season were getting intense. I was waiting for Stan or some other agent to come in or confront Philip. Though I guess that happened in the first season with Amador kinda. Too early in the series for the Stan/Philip/Elizabeth showdown but I have to believe it's getting close. Paige reached the Pantheon of annoying kid characters this season. Not quite Dana from

Homeland, but she came damn close. Her relationship with the pastor is irking me. The biggest annoyance was how she demanded to know what her parents were up to, they tell her, and she acts like a brat about it for the rest of the season. Then she goes with Elizabeth to see her mom, and seems like she starts to have an understanding, and goes home and immediately calls the pastor. Starting S4 today. Looks like things will heat up quickly.

 

It's a great show - takes it time and doesn't rush plots. Looking forward to the finale as I have a feeling theyt've known how to end it for a while and I'm looking forward to all the threads coming together.

As for Page

I agree she is annoying but I let the show off because her reaction and behaviour is actually pretty damn reasonabe given the circumstances.

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15 minutes ago, red snow said:

It's a great show - takes it time and doesn't rush plots. Looking forward to the finale as I have a feeling theyt've known how to end it for a while and I'm looking forward to all the threads coming together.

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I agree she is annoying but I let the show off because her reaction and behaviour is actually pretty damn reasonabe given the circumstances.

 

Yeah it's definitely reasonable. Just irks me, is all. My wife and I have been flying through it. We'll be caught up by the S6 premiere. 

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I went ahead and made a new thread. I needed to vent about Britannia :P 

 

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On 1/27/2018 at 11:16 PM, Triskele said:

I watched the first episode of HBO's limited series Mosaic and did not love it at all but might give it one more.

I binged it over the weekend and really enjoyed it.  

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On 1/27/2018 at 0:33 AM, RedEyedGhost said:

I just finished watching A Futile and Stupid Gesture on Netflix. That was quite good. It was interesting watching Joel McHale play Chevy Chase - I think all of the actors playing all those ultra-famous actors did a really good job capturing their mannerisms. Definitely recommended.

When they were doing the "Tomorrow Show" interview I thought they were doing a "Forrest Gump" splicing Will Forte with footage of actual Tom Snyder, it took me over a minute to realize that was Ed Helms and not Snyder, he looked just like him!

Yes, really enjoyed this.

Interesting, I knew much of the story of Doug Kenney peripherally in pieces from the behind the scenes "Animal House" and "Caddyshack" documentaries and reading the uncensored history of Saturday Night Live book, but there were parts that were new to me and it was nice to see Kenney get a whole movie devoted to him.

I sincerely hope they do a movie in the same vein about Michael O'Donoghue, Futile only touched the tip of the iceberg about how crazy that guy was, his antics would make a very entertaining movie.

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7 hours ago, aceluby said:

I binged it over the weekend and really enjoyed it.  

I watched episodes 2 and 3 and thought they were far more compelling than the pilot and am excited to finish now.  

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20 hours ago, Triskele said:

I watched episodes 2 and 3 and thought they were far more compelling than the pilot and am excited to finish now.  

Yeah, the pilot was not that great, but it really picked up after that.

I've moved on to Portlandia and can't believe I've missed it.  This show is hilarious.

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Watched the Speiberg directed Post last weekend, it may remind you of All the Presisents Men. Streep and Hanks were very good.

Next movie for me will be The Hostiles, I love me some Westerns usually.

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