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I love Drive. I usually watch it like once a year. The soundtrack is excellent too.

On 6/27/2020 at 9:39 PM, ithanos said:

Next up is Burning, subtitles and all. South Korean cinema seldom fails.

How’d it go?

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14 hours ago, Heartofice said:

This is a horrible insult. Horrible 

:fencing:People have often said that I am lucky that dueling has been forbidden in my country :hat:

But honestly, based on the one CW show I have seen (First season of Arrow), it seems like an apt description. It's not as bad as the current day scenes in Arrow, but I found the flashbacks in that one far more compelling than what I have seen of Bore Patrol so far :p 

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10 hours ago, HelenaExMachina said:

So is Hirst’s!

 

 

:bowdown: Truer words have never been spoken.

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5 hours ago, Isis said:

Such a classic film! I have really vivid memories of seeing this at the pictures - partly because it was really packed and I was desperate to go to the loo but I was sat right at the closed end of a row and couldn't have gotten out without making 15 people stand up.

Ah, interesting, thank you. I watched the first episode of this at the weekend and it certainly looked as if the events had been shaken up/re ordered/skewed. It looked 'familiar' to me but I was waiting for the opening scene (or what I remembered was the opening scene) but it didn't arrive.

Yeah I just read the Wikipedia article for a general idea of the hook and it sounds like a very different experience. It seems like the TV show decided to go more chronologically? 

As a side note, some of the reviews were frustrating with their complaints of "what is going on!" as I though it was perfectly clear apart from the spoiler @felice mentioned above, which is probably just a bit of messy writing. Also the complaint I seem to see in most reviews these days of "it's too dark I can't see anything!" I mean, I watch on an iPad mini and had no issues at all...

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I am doing my best to RESIST watching Perry mason... I will be bingeing it once it is all out.

I mean, Matthew Rhys and Tatiana Maslany!!! That will be the binge of the YEAR :D 

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Posted (edited)

Not gonna lie, I really enjoyed Eurovision Song Contest: Story of Fire Saga... :leaving:

Edited by Mexal

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1 hour ago, Mexal said:

Not gonna lie, I really enjoyed Eurovision Song Contest: Story of Fire Saga... :leaving:

Really now. Isn't that the top trending thing on Netflix?

I'm watching West Side Story. I can be a sucker for good musicals, which is so random. 

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6 hours ago, Mexal said:

Not gonna lie, I really enjoyed Eurovision Song Contest: Story of Fire Saga... :leaving:

I loved it. 

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22 hours ago, HelenaExMachina said:

Yeah I just read the Wikipedia article for a general idea of the hook and it sounds like a very different experience. It seems like the TV show decided to go more chronologically? 

As a side note, some of the reviews were frustrating with their complaints of "what is going on!" as I though it was perfectly clear apart from the spoiler @felice mentioned above, which is probably just a bit of messy writing. Also the complaint I seem to see in most reviews these days of "it's too dark I can't see anything!" I mean, I watch on an iPad mini and had no issues at all...

I have to say that watching it on TV on Saturday with the windy/sunny/cloudy/sunny weather made it look pretty dark on the screen and yeah... it was a little bit too dark sometime. :leaving:

Have completed the first three seasons of Bordertown now (up to date as the third season just go released in June). Would definitely watch another season. If you look moody scandi police dramas then check it out.

On Friday I wanted to watch something light-hearted and ridiculous so we stuck on The Order and blasted through the first season. A witches coven vs werewolf teen drama was exactly what I was after! A couple of familiar faces from Riverdale and even better, the head of the coven looked familiar too so I double-checked and it was indeed Ginger from Ginger Snaps. Awesome! I am a fan of the werewolf chic from the show - where they live in this kind of down-at-hill shabby chic old house and lounge around drinking cocktails. Count me in. My only problem with the show is 1) some of the humour falls flat (not funny enough - sorry) and 2) any time you're expected to care about anyone's love life. These characters are not deep enough to be believable when they have 'feelings' about each other. Just stick to the outlandish ritual stuff please.

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7 hours ago, SilverFox2311 said:

Finally got round to watching The Office and it's actually good.

Which one? UK or US version?

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I thought the second episode of Perry Mason was much stronger than the opener with a clear focus on the case and simply felt more confident and surefooted than the first episode. Anyone who was on the fence or put off by the first episode should give episode 2 a chance before making a firm decision. 

If you squint (and ignore the duplicated actors) this could be set in the same "world" as "boardwalk empire" and that's not a bad thing IMO.

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Watched Burning. Hmm.  Granted, it is refreshing to see a multi-layered movie that allows for ambiguity and interpretation by the audience.  That said, once again, I don't see a masterpiece or a 95% RT rating.  It was interesting, good not great, but again I give it props for making me think about it and do some googling.

Rewatched some of American Horror Story.  Good god, what was I thinking that I ever watched and liked this absolute trash????  Even putting aside the grotesque levels of violence porn, it is so trite, stupidly plotting, unbelievable even for crazy horror,that no amount of good acting could or should have saved it.  

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33 minutes ago, Cas Stark said:

Watched Burning. Hmm.  Granted, it is refreshing to see a multi-layered movie that allows for ambiguity and interpretation by the audience.  That said, once again, I don't see a masterpiece or a 95% RT rating.  It was interesting, good not great, but again I give it props for making me think about it and do some googling.

I thought it was fine. Too long for what it ended up being. My wife liked the short story better by quite a bit.

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5 hours ago, Mexal said:

I thought it was fine. Too long for what it ended up being. My wife liked the short story better by quite a bit.

Oh nice, I didn’t know it was based on a short story. I’ll have to read it now.

I get why some wouldn’t be overly impressed with the movie as it does drag at times. I loved trying to figure out what the hell was going on the whole time. Acting was great also.

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5 minutes ago, Ramsay B. said:

Oh nice, I didn’t know it was based on a short story. I’ll have to read it now.

I get why some wouldn’t be overly impressed with the movie as it does drag at times. I loved trying to figure out what the hell was going on the whole time. Acting was great also.

Yup, based on Barn Burning by Murakami. Only 13 pages long so quick read.

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21 hours ago, Tywin et al. said:

Really now. Isn't that the top trending thing on Netflix?

No, the Polish softcore porn movie seems to be the Netflix number 1 hit this year.

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On 6/29/2020 at 7:47 PM, Mexal said:

Not gonna lie, I really enjoyed Eurovision Song Contest: Story of Fire Saga... :leaving:

"The elves went too far!"

That shit was hilarious. 

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