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Re: What are you watching? Film/TV

Post by nxrm » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:14 am

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No seriously I'm pissed off, where the FUCK is the subversion?
Now, if they'd shown Roxette fucking that polar bear...
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Post by tys0n » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:42 pm

Now THAT was funny 'I fucked a polar bear!'
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Re: What are you watching? Film/TV

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tys0n wrote:
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Now THAT was funny 'I fucked a polar bear!'
:lol:
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Post by nxrm » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:31 pm

Smithereens could have used some VR smash bros.
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Post by liz » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:50 pm

Just watched the first episode of Perpetual Grace LTD. Very promising: a bit like a Cohen piece, that sort of understated tone, and a strong cast.
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Re: What are you watching? Film/TV

Post by nxrm » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:45 am

tys0n wrote:
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Black Mirror Season 5 ends with a NIN cover performed by Miley Cyrus

Why watch a show about a dystopian future when we are already living one

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Re: What are you watching? Film/TV

Post by ms2r » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:06 pm

tys0n wrote:
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Charlie Brooker you fucking creatively bankrupt CUNT

No seriously I'm pissed off, where the FUCK is the subversion?
Right where it belongs.

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Post by liz » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:37 pm

Years and years is pretty good too.
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nxrm wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:45 am
tys0n wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:59 am
Black Mirror Season 5 ends with a NIN cover performed by Miley Cyrus

Why watch a show about a dystopian future when we are already living one

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Re: What are you watching? Film/TV

Post by hellboy » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:09 pm

Unpopular opinion I guess, but I thought the new season of Black Mirror was just fine.

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Post by ms2r » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:52 pm

hellboy wrote:
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Unpopular opinion I guess, but I thought the new season of Black Mirror was just fine.
It actually is because black mirror had always been overrated.
I've seen a lot of movies who got bad ratings at IMDb but if they had been labeled bm they would have started with +3 directly.

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Post by nxrm » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:32 am

Busty McCracken wrote:
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You and me, we're in this together now...

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Post by snazzl3frass » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:34 pm

Black mirror season 1 was great. Halfway thru the second season I lost interest.
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Post by hellboy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:56 pm

I think Black Mirror has been pretty consistent actually, no noticeable drop off as far as I'm concerned. It's not an incredible show, but most episodes hover around 7-8 out of 10 for me.

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Post by tys0n » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:31 pm

Yewlllllllllllllllllllll, Too Old to Die Young just got released on Amazon Prime, weekend viewing sorted!
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Post by nxrm » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:23 am

tys0n wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:31 pm
Yewlllllllllllllllllllll, Too Old to Die Young just got released on Amazon Prime, weekend viewing sorted!
Man, I'm still digesting Neon Demon...not sure I'm ready for more Refn.

Looking forward to your review/thoughts on this one.
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Post by ms2r » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:18 pm

Only God Forgives is much better then the neon demon. The latter one felt as Refn was lazy.
Lost River as a Refn/Lynch ish movie was even a lot better.

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Post by nxrm » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:49 pm

ms2r wrote:
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Only God Forgives is much better then the neon demon. The latter one felt as Refn was lazy.
Funny, I don't know that I'd ever actually recommend either movie...but I enjoyed The Neon Demon more for some reason. Maybe enjoyed really isn't the right word, but it was more memorable for some reason.
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Lost River as a Refn/Lynch ish movie was even a lot better.
I never saw Lost River. I'll have to check it out now though. Thanks!
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Re: What are you watching? Film/TV

Post by tys0n » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:53 am

nxrm wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:23 am
tys0n wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:31 pm
Yewlllllllllllllllllllll, Too Old to Die Young just got released on Amazon Prime, weekend viewing sorted!
Man, I'm still digesting Neon Demon...not sure I'm ready for more Refn.

Looking forward to your review/thoughts on this one.
I wouldn't recommend it unless you're a fan of Refn as it's pure Refn stretched for 13 hours, although I don't think I've seen Refn on such a sexualised bent before.

No one told me going in that over ten episodes most would be over an hour and a half and this probably would have been much better released week to week, because I feel I've done myself a disservice binge watching this. I was also on the back foot from the start as I can't stand Miles Teller and don't rate him as an actor at all, although yes he was outstanding in Whiplash, but one great role an actor does not make. He was ok in this and luckily the ensemble cast made up for him chewing (and spitting) up screen time.

This show is very slow in parts, but then goes off the rails very quickly, reminds me of the aesthetic of post rock/metal bands that slowly slowly lead their way into a cathartic moment of pure intensity/insanity. Also the slowness is also driven by the fact it's not a narrative driven story at all, sure there is a plot but as you should be well aware with Refn, you're getting a story driven by the visuals first and foremost and I have to say this is the shows greatest strength. Plenty of times the camera just pans left to right, right to left or just stays static on a scene it's almost as if you watching a living breathing painting. The soundtrack was fantastic, my personal favourite being the early 60's Ska played during any visit to the Damian's hideout.

At the end of the day the wheels fell off during episode 8 and the next 2.5 episodes just made no real sense to the story as a whole but I still enjoyed them, pretty sure they were to be fleshed pout in season 2 which I doubt we will ever get.

I'll probably give it a rewatch in a year or two limiting myself to an episode a week

7/10

Side note, it's hilarious how deep Amazon has buried this with it coming up on no suggestion lists nor their 'Amazon Original' page like all the rest of their original programs.
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Post by nxrm » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:05 pm

^Thanks for the detailed review. Truly appreciated.

Also not a fan of Miles Teller, but I'll check out the first few episodes and see if it draws me in.
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Post by Busty McCracken » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:49 pm

Watched Us last night , Jordan Peeles latest flick. Better than get out and I enjoyed that too. This dude sure knows how to make an original movie filled with a fuck tonne of symbolism scattered in there.

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Post by ms2r » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:18 pm

Thnx @tysOn.

Finally saw Dunkirk. Aside of some cool aerial combats scenes the movie never impressed.

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Post by Busty McCracken » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:47 pm

I felt the same watching it. Was massively hyped up. Well made movie but didn't enjoy it much

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Re: What are you watching? Film/TV

Post by hellboy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:33 pm

It was great if you didn't go in expecting a Michael Bay movie

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