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20 hours ago, dbunting said:
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They were the rival cartel, not Reyes.

 

That makes more sense though I still think transporting her should not have been that difficult. :shrug:

Been on a watching spree. Finished Luke Cage S2 which was a great improvement over the last few shows in the Netflix Marvel universe. The music is outstanding.

Which motivated me to finish Jessica Jones S2. Oof.. I had to slog through this one. I just did not care about any of the characters.. and Jessica, Trish and heroin guy were all characters written like 14 year olds in 30 year old bodies. Just a messy season of teenage snark, poutiness, rebellion and drugs. I did not care for the villain or the mother-daughter relationship stuff at all.

But I was totally redeemed when I watched In Bruges last night. Loved it! Great black comedy crime drama. Absolutely great ending. This movie's been on my To-Watch list for some time and I wish I had gotten to it sooner. I'll be moving Seven Psychopaths  up on my list now since it's from the same director.

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While I was traveling last week I returned to Justified S1 and even made a start on S2.  This rec finally paid off.  As promised by some posters here, the quality really picked up once Boyd was released from prison.  It shifted from a crime-of-the-week procedural to a wider arc with persistent characters.

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16 hours ago, Iskaral Putsch said:

While I was traveling last week I returned to Justified S1 and even made a start on S2.  This rec finally paid off.  As promised by some posters here, the quality really picked up once Boyd was released from prison.  It shifted from a crime-of-the-week procedural to a wider arc with persistent characters.

Awesome. You're in for a treat then with the 2nd season.

Anyone else watching Condor on Audience Network? It has William Hurt, Brenden Fraser and a few others. Actually pretty entertaining spy show. 

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After the exertions of Saturday in the heat, and the heat ongoing without any prediction for an end, I watched first, A Very British Scandal.  I don't know what I think about it.  It seemed far too light-hearted and cheeky for an exploration of how a man loses his political career via the necessity of being a closeted queer and because he tried to have murdered another queer whose life has been warped by the laws about homosexuality -- and gets off from attempted murder charge because Eton etc.  I just don't know.

I then comforted myself with the wonderful BBC 1997 6-part miniseries of Ivanhoe.  Among the many delights of this series is Ciarán Hinds as  Brian de Bois-Guilbert and Christopher Lee as Lucas de Beaumanoir.  The scenery is splendid, and w/o CGI there are some impressive fight scenes.  The political slant chosen also can interpret the Lion-Heart in a rather darker light than maybe Scott would have chosen -- more in line with Steven Runciman's third volume of his classic history of the Crusades?

Maybe the best of all the delights is the actress who plays Rebecca possesses the perfect sofa-divan lips and hair of the Pre-Raphaelite-Rossetti pseudo mid-Victorian fantasy of medieval sirens.

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I watched A Quiet Place and thought it was decent. It had its moments and some cool ideas, and Emily Blunt was great. It actually seemed shorter than its 90 minute run time too. I’d be down for a sequel.

I’ve been in a show lull lately. I can’t seem to get into any new ones. I have to finish Dark and The Terror but just can’t bring myself to do it. 

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Watched Isle of Dogs and The Death of Stalin. Loved both of them. Especially the latter. Not surprised though, Wes Anderson and Armando Iannucci are both pretty much can’t miss for me. Didn’t even know Steve Buscemi was in TDoS so that was a nice surprise. He was great as always. 

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2 hours ago, Nictarion said:

Watched Isle of Dogs and The Death of Stalin. Loved both of them. Especially the latter. Not surprised though, Wes Anderson and Armando Iannucci are both pretty much can’t miss for me. Didn’t even know Steve Buscemi was in TDoS so that was a nice surprise. He was great as always. 

I really liked Jason Isaacs as Zhukov. He was such a lovable bastard.

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11 hours ago, Ramsay B. said:

I watched A Quiet Place and thought it was decent. It had its moments and some cool ideas, and Emily Blunt was great. It actually seemed shorter than its 90 minute run time too. I’d be down for a sequel.

I’ve been in a show lull lately. I can’t seem to get into any new ones. I have to finish Dark and The Terror but just can’t bring myself to do it. 

I never finished the final two episodes of The Terror. I was never really engaged in the characters or story, but just continued watching the weekly episodes until my interest was completely lost.

The Tunnel: Vengeance premiered on PBS this past Sunday, but I'll have to slip in a viewing when I find time.

Yellowstone is only 2 episodes in, but I'm enjoying it so far.

Season 2 of Snowfall premieres July 19th. I found tow of the three central arcs interesting, but the CIA one lost me. Hopefully it's better this season.

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Why do I keep watching terrible movies? I watched It Came from the Desert over the weekend. I might as well have lit $6 on fire. It would have been more entertaining to watch the money burn. I also watched the remake of Friday the 13th last night. It was bad, but still enjoyable if you’re looking to turn your brain off, have a few beers and watch a crud horror film.

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13 hours ago, Ramsay B. said:

I watched A Quiet Place and thought it was decent. It had its moments and some cool ideas, and Emily Blunt was great. It actually seemed shorter than its 90 minute run time too. I’d be down for a sequel.

I’ve been in a show lull lately. I can’t seem to get into any new ones. I have to finish Dark and The Terror but just can’t bring myself to do it. 

We really enjoyed A Quiet Place. Tight script and tense. 

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14 hours ago, Red Tiger said:

I really liked Jason Isaacs as Zhukov. He was such a lovable bastard.

I really want to see this one again as I think it was subtler than I expected and suspect it will improve upon re-watch, but Isaacs was the surprise best part to me on my first watch.  

ETA:  I finished The Terror and really enjoyed it though I figure it's not for everyone.  

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I am so annoyed that I still cannot watch The Terror. This is total bullshit. :angry:

In the meantime we watched Evil Genius on Netflix, which is a four part series about the investigation of a very weird bank robbery. Just super weird case all round. Quite fascinating characters involved.

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Re-watched The 13th Warrior. It must've been the early '00s when I last watched it. I had also watched in the cinema when it was first released. I was hoping for decent stroll down memory lane & also expecting whole parts of it to be cringe worthy- but it wasn't that bad. The great parts I really enjoyed, but I was still left feeling it could have been a classic, instead of just a cult favourite. I was wondering if there was a director's cut somewhere but that doesn't seem to be the case. However I did find a series of Extras interviews on Vladimir Kulich's YouTube channel which were fascinating to watch.

Also managed to catch Ant-Man and The Wasp today. Heaps of fun. Almost as good as the first. The CGI used to de-age actors doesn't always work but in this case it works a treat with Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas and even Laurence Fishburne. The movie is standalone within the recent MCU arc, however the mid-credits scene (which is quite a long scene) contains a tantilising bit of detail. 

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I've been wanting to rewatch Happy Ending for quite some time now, and with it being available on Hulu I burnt through all of it in about a week.  So many laugh out loud moments. 

Now I'm onto The Handmaid's Tale, it is depressing as fuck.  Wish I would have saved some Happy Endings to break up the bleakness. 

Also enjoying the hell out of the final season of 12 Monkeys.

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The Forest [Netflix] a 6 episode French murder mystery show-- is, for me anyway, quite possibly one of the most flawless and emotionally arresting seasons of whatever I've ever crushed. The characters and their arcs, the story telling, the acting.... just perfect.

Brav-fucking-o.

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On 7/4/2018 at 2:35 AM, Jace, Basilissa said:

This Death of Stalin sounds like a must watch for Jace. Wasn't even on my radar.

We watched it over the weekend. It was great. Really funny and incredibly well done.

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Binged The Last Kingdom while I was injured last weekend.  I really enjoyed it, but thought the first season was much better than the 2nd.  Really scratched that fantasy itch.

Wife has started watching Parks and Rec for the first time, and it's been years since I've seen it, but I forgot how good that show is.  Season 4 is quite possibly the best comedy to ever come out.  Every episode has us just dying.

I'm watching the Office at the same time, and while I know the Office came out first, it really does pale in comparison to Parks and Rec.  It's good, don't get me wrong, but it's impossible to not do side by side comparisons, especially since we're at the same spot in their respective lifecycles.

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I finished watching Band of Brothers. It’s an absolute masterpiece, I don’t think there is a single flaw, and I recommend it to everyone, even if you’re not into gritty, realistic war movies/shows.

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