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Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Post by JasonL » 15 Nov 2018, 15:04

Pham Nuwen wrote:
JasonL wrote:
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It is also true that the lead can’t act.
Soooooo the forced Gilmore girl attitude is herself? Huh.
She was notably cringey on Mad Men

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Post by Pham Nuwen » 15 Nov 2018, 15:26

JasonL wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 15:04
Pham Nuwen wrote:
JasonL wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 14:39
It is also true that the lead can’t act.
Soooooo the forced Gilmore girl attitude is herself? Huh.
She was notably cringey on Mad Men
I never finished the series. :(
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Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Post by Painboy » 15 Nov 2018, 16:08

JasonL wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 15:04
Pham Nuwen wrote:
JasonL wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 14:39
It is also true that the lead can’t act.
Soooooo the forced Gilmore girl attitude is herself? Huh.
She was notably cringey on Mad Men
Was she? I always thought it was her weird little friend* everyone hated?

*I think they were also a famous somebody's kid.

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Post by Mo » 22 Nov 2018, 17:20

The weird kid was the showrunners’ son. Sally Draper was fine.
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Post by Andrew » 02 Dec 2018, 21:46

I saw the first 4 vignettes of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Perhaps the last 2 would change my mind, but I was not impressed. First off, the photography is weird. Everything has a slightly too round, somewhat slippery look like the effect of getting too close to a fisheye lens. Also, much of it had that unreal feeling that occurs when HDR is cranked too high. Between the two effects, everything had a fake, cartoony feel, and not in a good way.

I didn't see any point to the Buster Scruggs vignette, and the Meal Ticket vignette wasn't much better.

Near Algodones had the Coen feel was I expecting (absurd while remaining dry humored), and I enjoyed that one. James Franco played his role well, and Stephen Root laughing maniacally while running across a field covered in pans is just what life needs.

All Gold Canyon was the best of the four I saw, and that was biased heavily by great scenery and Tom Waits. Wiki claims the filming location was near Telluride, but it appears to have actually been Upper Piney River near Vail. The golden hour photography really paid off with this one.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 02 Dec 2018, 22:03

The Gal Who Got Rattled is the best one. Obscure patois and good characterization with a healthy dose of Coen absurd darkness. President Pierce is the hero we need right now.
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Post by dbcooper » 06 Dec 2018, 20:05

Andrew wrote:
02 Dec 2018, 21:46
I saw the first 4 vignettes of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Perhaps the last 2 would change my mind, but I was not impressed. First off, the photography is weird. Everything has a slightly too round, somewhat slippery look like the effect of getting too close to a fisheye lens. Also, much of it had that unreal feeling that occurs when HDR is cranked too high. Between the two effects, everything had a fake, cartoony feel, and not in a good way.

I didn't see any point to the Buster Scruggs vignette, and the Meal Ticket vignette wasn't much better.

Near Algodones had the Coen feel was I expecting (absurd while remaining dry humored), and I enjoyed that one. James Franco played his role well, and Stephen Root laughing maniacally while running across a field covered in pans is just what life needs.

All Gold Canyon was the best of the four I saw, and that was biased heavily by great scenery and Tom Waits. Wiki claims the filming location was near Telluride, but it appears to have actually been Upper Piney River near Vail. The golden hour photography really paid off with this one.
Yeah, I didn't enjoy what I watched of it. Also thought there was something wrong with my TV for a while, with it looking blown out.
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Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Post by Ellie » 06 Dec 2018, 20:33

Andrew wrote:
02 Dec 2018, 21:46
Near Algodones had the Coen feel was I expecting (absurd while remaining dry humored), and I enjoyed that one. James Franco played his role well, and Stephen Root laughing maniacally while running across a field covered in pans is just what life needs.
Would you say this one avoids anything too mean or upsetting? I love Stephen Root but some of the darker Coen stuff just leaves me a mess.
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Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Post by Andrew » 06 Dec 2018, 21:44

Ellie wrote:
06 Dec 2018, 20:33
Andrew wrote:
02 Dec 2018, 21:46
Near Algodones had the Coen feel was I expecting (absurd while remaining dry humored), and I enjoyed that one. James Franco played his role well, and Stephen Root laughing maniacally while running across a field covered in pans is just what life needs.
Would you say this one avoids anything too mean or upsetting? I love Stephen Root but some of the darker Coen stuff just leaves me a mess.
What have you found too dark and upsetting by them, and what have you found to be okay?
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Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Post by Ellie » 06 Dec 2018, 21:54

I'm trying to remember but it's hard because if I see something upsetting I immediately try to forget it :lol:

For example, I liked many parts of O Brother but the part where the guy is getting whipped really bothered me. I didn't like the Baby Face storyline either.

I think I mostly dug True Grit but the tongue biting bothered me.

I didn't like No Country for Old Men (but don't remember most if it).
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Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Post by Warren » 06 Dec 2018, 22:10

Ellie wrote:
06 Dec 2018, 21:54
I'm trying to remember but it's hard because if I see something upsetting I immediately try to forget it :lol:

For example, I liked many parts of O Brother but the part where the guy is getting whipped really bothered me. I didn't like the Baby Face storyline either.

I think I mostly dug True Grit but the tongue biting bothered me.

I didn't like No Country for Old Men (but don't remember most if it).
Those line meander too much for me to predict how you might feel about a given movie/scene.
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Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Post by Pham Nuwen » 06 Dec 2018, 23:15

Ballad wasn't much on the dark side of their usual stuff. More like Aesop's fables brought to you by the Coen Brothers. It was entertaining but not much on the dark humor.
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Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Post by Hugh Akston » 09 Dec 2018, 21:55



Looks like a decent way to kill a couple hours, but the question is whether Bffleck and Oscar Isaac are enough to overcome the sucking charisma void that is Charlie Hunnam.
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Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Post by Ellie » Yesterday, 23:49

Marie Kondo is getting her own Netflix show:

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