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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Warren » 18 Jan 2018, 23:45

Ellie wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 22:45
Ellie wrote:
16 Oct 2017, 01:17
I knew from the subject matter that [Mindhunter] was going to be pretty grim, but I wasn't expecting full-color photographs of a raped and murdered child. Jesus Christ, Netflix.
Four minutes into Godless and we get a lingering shot of a murdered child's body. Again, Jesus Christ, Netflix.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Sandy » 19 Jan 2018, 00:10

Highway wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 11:07
If you were putting anime on a spectrum, Devilman Crybaby is like out there so far you need binoculars to see it from Berserk. I'm not watching that show, even if other people say it's good.
What spectrum is this and which direction on it is Devilman Crybaby?
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Painboy » 19 Jan 2018, 02:07

Sandy wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 00:10
Highway wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 11:07
If you were putting anime on a spectrum, Devilman Crybaby is like out there so far you need binoculars to see it from Berserk. I'm not watching that show, even if other people say it's good.
What spectrum is this and which direction on it is Devilman Crybaby?
Saw a couple episodes. It hasn't quite got to Legend of the Overfiend level of demented but it's in the nearby vicinity. The animation style, which is nice to look at and has a kind of broad almost cartoony style, actually takes a lot of the edge off of it.

Granted, I've seen a lot this stuff over the years and may have just gotten desensitized to it all.

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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Ellie » 19 Jan 2018, 20:51

Broadchurch season 3 was pretty lukewarm.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Andrew » 19 Jan 2018, 22:13

Ellie wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 20:51
Broadchurch season 3 was pretty lukewarm.
Considering season 2 should've never been made, I can see how 3 would've been bad.
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Post by Ellie » 23 Jan 2018, 00:34

Just started Fortitude on Amazon Prime. I don't actually want to live in a land of attacking polar bears, but I'm a little tickled by the idea of living in a place where even tweens take their rifles grocery shopping. :lol:
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by JasonL » 24 Jan 2018, 13:54

Hey the Alienist is an original story about how there are killers among us and to know them, to know their ways, a psychologically trained investigator must stop at nothing, he must become that which he despises. I'd never seen anything similar before. Not ever. Also, good call on imposing a sense of familiarity by making it look like every jack the ripper take ever, but placing it in New York so you can have Copper McDrinky everywhere. The wooden acting really seals the deal.

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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by lunchstealer » 24 Jan 2018, 15:28

JasonL wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 13:54
Hey the Alienist is an original story about how there are killers among us and to know them, to know their ways, a psychologically trained investigator must stop at nothing, he must become that which he despises. I'd never seen anything similar before. Not ever. Also, good call on imposing a sense of familiarity by making it look like every jack the ripper take ever, but placing it in New York so you can have Copper McDrinky everywhere. The wooden acting really seals the deal.
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Post by Warren » 29 Jan 2018, 10:31

I thought three seasons of Gomorrah were already out, but I can only find two. If you are fluent in Italian, the show is probably better than The Sopranos. Even if, like me you can only say "Un mezzo litro di vino della casa" it's still pretty good.

Since the third season isn't out, I gave Narcos a try. Reading the subtitles is even worse since half of it's in English. I'm three episodes in and it really does look like the protagonist is going to voice over exposit the whole show. It's like books on tape that you have to watch! 88% on Rotten Tomatoes? WTF critics?
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Post by Jennifer » 30 Jan 2018, 04:43

I tried watching Geostorm and gave up about halfway through. Boooooorrrrrrrrrrrring.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by lunchstealer » 30 Jan 2018, 15:33

Jennifer wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 04:43
I tried watching Geostorm and gave up about halfway through. Boooooorrrrrrrrrrrring.
I indulged mrs lunch in her love of shitty disaster movies by accompanying her to this in the theater. Even she was holy shit this is dumb I wish we'd seen anything else. I had beer, though, so I was okay.
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Post by the innominate one » 30 Jan 2018, 15:42

F is for Family, anyone? Animated Netflix series by Bill Burr. Pretty good.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Ellie » 01 Feb 2018, 22:54

I'm watching season 1 of Fortitude on Amazon Prime. Still enjoying it, but it's sagging quite a bit in the middle.

To paraphrase Sarah Bunting, "I didn't get the big whoop about Stanley Tucci. Now I get the big whoop about Stanley Tucci."

Also, the cute Scandinavian women don't hurt :)
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 05 Feb 2018, 23:29

The first episode of Altered Carbon is okay. Good effects and Blade Runner aesthetic. The martial arts fight scenes are vastly superior to Iron Fist.

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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Ellie » 06 Feb 2018, 10:24

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 23:29
The martial arts fight scenes are vastly superior to Iron Fist.
Filed under "Faint praise, damning with." ;)

But seriously, good to know!
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 06 Feb 2018, 12:47

Ellie wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 10:24
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 23:29
The martial arts fight scenes are vastly superior to Iron Fist.
Filed under "Faint praise, damning with." ;)

But seriously, good to know!
They do reach the level of "actually good."

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Post by pistoffnick » 06 Feb 2018, 12:58

FFF, you forgot to mention the nudity.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 06 Feb 2018, 12:59

pistoffnick wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 12:58
FFF, you forgot to mention the nudity.
It's 2018, I need more than just nudity.

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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Andrew » 06 Feb 2018, 13:07

Having read the books years ago, I'm curious how they handle the jarring and off-putting sex scenes. Not curious enough to watch, though.
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by pistoffnick » 06 Feb 2018, 13:35

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 12:59
pistoffnick wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 12:58
FFF, you forgot to mention the nudity.
It's 2018, I need more than just nudity.
Look at this guy ovah here, he wants plot with his porn! :D
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Ellie » 06 Feb 2018, 13:42

pistoffnick wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 13:35
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 12:59
pistoffnick wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 12:58
FFF, you forgot to mention the nudity.
It's 2018, I need more than just nudity.
Look at this guy ovah here, he wants plot with his porn! :D
I want plot with my porn, too! Like, I want to know how the cheerleader is going to pay for the pizza ... so much dramatic tension!
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Warren » 06 Feb 2018, 13:45

Ellie wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 13:42
pistoffnick wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 13:35
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 12:59
pistoffnick wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 12:58
FFF, you forgot to mention the nudity.
It's 2018, I need more than just nudity.
Look at this guy ovah here, he wants plot with his porn! :D
I want plot with my porn, too! Like, I want to know how the cheerleader is going to pay for the pizza ... so much dramatic tension!
What about the cable? Will they get to see the final season of GoT?
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 06 Feb 2018, 14:36

pistoffnick wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 13:35
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 12:59
pistoffnick wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 12:58
FFF, you forgot to mention the nudity.
It's 2018, I need more than just nudity.
Look at this guy ovah here, he wants plot with his porn! :D
I've only seen the first episode. You said nudity, not fucking.

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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by pistoffnick » 06 Feb 2018, 16:10

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 14:36
pistoffnick wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 13:35
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 12:59
pistoffnick wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 12:58
FFF, you forgot to mention the nudity.
It's 2018, I need more than just nudity.
Look at this guy ovah here, he wants plot with his porn! :D
I've only seen the first episode. You said nudity, not fucking.
Ep03 or 04
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Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Post by lunchstealer » 06 Feb 2018, 18:38

Warren wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 13:45
Ellie wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 13:42
pistoffnick wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 13:35
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 12:59
pistoffnick wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 12:58
FFF, you forgot to mention the nudity.
It's 2018, I need more than just nudity.
Look at this guy ovah here, he wants plot with his porn! :D
I want plot with my porn, too! Like, I want to know how the cheerleader is going to pay for the pizza ... so much dramatic tension!
What about the cable? Will they get to see the final season of GoT?
Actually I'm okay if you want to be fatuous, Jeffrey.
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