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trobrianders Posted - 06/19/2013 : 03:04:59
TV shows and the like. Just started watching The Returned (Les Revenants), a French Twin Peaksy drama series about a bunch of coach crash victims who return from the dead to their Alpine town. Neither the victims nor the townsfolk know why this has happened. The drama is played completely straight, I think that's why it's so gripping. Two episodes in so far. Denis you been watching?



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pot Posted - 07/05/2022 : 01:10:35
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Originally posted by Stevio10

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Originally posted by pot

I think Michael C Hall would have been a good choice for Sam Beckett - he always seems to project awkwardness within any of the roles he takes on anyway



Good shout!



After some deliberation I have decided to go with Robert Picardo as Al in my Quantum Leap fantasy Leap - asides from already having some experience at playing a hologram under his belt I think he's got the right character for the part. Not very woke I guess, but at least I'm representing the bald community.
Stevio10 Posted - 07/04/2022 : 06:16:09
quote:
Originally posted by pot

I think Michael C Hall would have been a good choice for Sam Beckett - he always seems to project awkwardness within any of the roles he takes on anyway



Good shout!
pot Posted - 07/04/2022 : 05:27:45
I think Michael C Hall would have been a good choice for Sam Beckett - he always seems to project awkwardness within any of the roles he takes on anyway
Stevio10 Posted - 07/04/2022 : 04:45:59
Watched a couple of old Quantum Leap episodes, loved it when it first aired. Dean Stockwell (RIP) and Scott Bakula were great. The Lee Harvey Oswald double episode was a highlight.

I read they're making a reboot airing later this year though I personally would have preferred to see Bruce Campbell as Al and Melissa McCarthy as Dr Sam Beckett, that would have been something.
pot Posted - 07/03/2022 : 10:09:45
I don't really watch these adult humour cartoons and tend to switch channel when they come on but I did used to watch a bit of King Of The Hill back in the day, it was pretty funny - used to love Beavis and Butthead too. When I worked in this metal works factory in Holland years ago there was a guy there who looked a bit like Hank Hill and I always used to call him Henk but I don't think he ever knew why, or realised I was calling him a nick name probably.
Troubles A Foot Posted - 07/03/2022 : 09:34:47
Watching The Goode Family, the flipside to King of the Hill, a cartoon by Mike Judge (and others) parodying ultra lefty types, that got canceled after one season. It's really funny!
pot Posted - 07/03/2022 : 07:17:01
Star Trek Strange New Worlds is pretty good (so far after ep 1)
Asides from clearly being subliminal woke propaganda for the new world order UN Agenda 2030 - I suppose it's always been that a little bit but in the early days it was truly on the side of good but now it's more of a mass mind control tool for an evil cabal of globalists who have partnered up with our governments and institutions and the media in one great big shit ball of fascism
- but asides from that it looks great and all the characters are likeable and it feels quite like the Original Series too. It's way better/more Star Trekky than Discovery or Picard.
7 day trial on Paramount+ (in the UK anyway) will get you the first 4 eps and 5th on Friday - after that you have to subscribe or rejoin later in the season with another credit card
LLAP
Troubles A Foot Posted - 06/25/2022 : 17:25:04
My fiance has never seen it. I keep waiting for a screening but shockingly there has not been anything in NYC in years.
Bedbug Posted - 06/25/2022 : 14:24:27
Saw the Godfather a couple weeks ago at Tribeca Film Festival.

DeNiro introduced Pacino. They both looked good. The interviewer didn't impress however.

It's the Godfather, so there's not much to say.
Troubles A Foot Posted - 06/25/2022 : 08:49:29
Saw Dawn of the Dead in 3D at Museum of Modern Art with people involved in the film in attendance. Then the next night saw Tenebre at Lincoln Center.

For some reason MOMA, Lincoln Center and the Museum of the Moving Image are doing big horror film series this summer. Only upset I can't literally go to every showing. But trying to see what I can.
pot Posted - 06/23/2022 : 13:53:49
Dead Pixels just turned up on Netflix - Channel 4 comedy about a group of youngers who are obsessed with massive multiplayer online gaming, to the sacrifice of everything else in their lives. Good comedy and well acted - from one of the writers of Peep Show, Fresh Meat and Misfits apparently, three earlier CH4 comedies of a similarly high calibre. I wouldn't say this is quite as good as those shows, the "in-game" computer graphics are horrible but it's well written and Alexa Davies is funny (and cute).
Troubles A Foot Posted - 06/19/2022 : 15:48:50
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Originally posted by Bedbug

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Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

Me and my dog (RIP) are in one episode at the park. You see her hopping up on a park bench. Enjoy.



Really? Very cool. I'll see if I can spot you. Is it episode #1?



No idea. They have a big fight in a riverside park. A bunch of people start bothering them and taking photos. I walk by with my dog a few times but I'm so blurry you can't see me. But then it cuts to a big wide shot of the area and you see me on a bench and my dog hop up onto the bench. I posted it here:

https://www.facebook.com/jordan.cooper.9235199/videos/10157744719925835

https://www.facebook.com/jordan.cooper.9235199/videos/10157744719820835
Bedbug Posted - 06/18/2022 : 10:18:26
Finally watched Faults (2014) last night and loved it.

Really different.

Completely bizarre pacing and presentation of a story of cult escape, with lots of twists and creepiness, and dark humor.

Highly recommended.
Bedbug Posted - 06/16/2022 : 11:34:27
quote:
Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

Me and my dog (RIP) are in one episode at the park. You see her hopping up on a park bench. Enjoy.



Really? Very cool. I'll see if I can spot you. Is it episode #1?
Troubles A Foot Posted - 06/16/2022 : 08:30:53
Me and my dog (RIP) are in one episode at the park. You see her hopping up on a park bench. Enjoy.
Bedbug Posted - 06/16/2022 : 04:15:36
The Undoing with your boy Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman is brutal but very good.

pot Posted - 06/15/2022 : 18:01:36
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR7n4Gg-_ac
pot Posted - 06/14/2022 : 13:04:14
I stopped watching SW after the first one of the latest films - went to the pictures to see it in 3D like and it was alright but I just find SW a bit boring.

On Ep 3 of PKD's Electric Dreams Anthology just now - got a really nice retro-scifi feel to it like from the 60's or 70's as well as a few familiar faces, eg. Bryan Cranston.
Bedbug Posted - 06/14/2022 : 12:51:41
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Originally posted by pot

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Originally posted by Bedbug

Pot your post reminded me of the Man with Two Brains with Steve Martin, have you seen that one?



Can't remember if I've seen The Man With Two Brains, used to watch lots of Steve Martin comedies back in the day though so probably. It's a similar plot anyway I'm sure.

If you like weird and mad ham acting they I think you will find the Man With The Screaming Brain entertaining.

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Watching Obi-Wan, why not. The new SW stuff is on a similar trajectory as Pixies 2.0.



Does the rebel alliance destroy the death star at the end, again?



Haha, I'm sure they do destroy the death star again. And man, from what I can tell a lot of SW fans are upset with this new show too. Can't please anybody these days I guess.
pot Posted - 06/13/2022 : 05:41:40
Just watched the first ep of the Philip K Dick Anthology series electric Dreams. Was OK, but kind of either worked the plot out or completely missed the point I've not figured out which yet. Felt a bit like a Poundshop Black Mirror so I'm going to stick with it, expecting more big budget trash wanking over classic sci-fi literature in a completely watchable way.
pot Posted - 06/13/2022 : 05:18:00
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Pot your post reminded me of the Man with Two Brains with Steve Martin, have you seen that one?



Can't remember if I've seen The Man With Two Brains, used to watch lots of Steve Martin comedies back in the day though so probably. It's a similar plot anyway I'm sure.

If you like weird and mad ham acting they I think you will find the Man With The Screaming Brain entertaining.

quote:

Watching Obi-Wan, why not. The new SW stuff is on a similar trajectory as Pixies 2.0.



Does the rebel alliance destroy the death star at the end, again?
Bedbug Posted - 06/13/2022 : 05:08:19
Pot your post reminded me of the Man with Two Brains with Steve Martin, have you seen that one?

Watching Obi-Wan, why not. The new SW stuff is on a similar trajectory as Pixies 2.0.
pot Posted - 06/11/2022 : 13:06:22
Decided to check out a bit of Pluto TV last night and found myself watching the low budget cult classic science fiction thriller The Man With The Screaming Brain - weird title. Weird film. Should be called The Man With Two brains really but I think there is already a Steve Martin film of that name. It's Bruce Campbell of Evil Dead fame - lots of terrible ham acting and sci-fi weirdness. The human robots reminded me a lot of Devo and were both hilarious and very creepy.

Other than that just boxxed the first season of Night Sky (probably just a one series) - another weird sci-fi but in a less fathomable and more arty sense. Quite light on the sci-fi and more about the characters and how their lives intertwine - based mainly around an old couple in Illinois played by Sissy Spacek and JK Simmons no less. Be prepared to want to adopt them both as your grandparents.
Stevio10 Posted - 05/10/2022 : 13:03:31
Finished Ozark. Enjoyed it from about the last couple of episodes from series 1 and moderately throughout but fucking hated the Byrde's. Thoroughly despised them to be truthful.

But it's only a TV show and that was probably the aim.
pot Posted - 05/07/2022 : 12:46:24
I started watching Inventing Anna but got a bit bored with it - I guess I'll go back and finish it sometime because wor Julia is in it. I much prefer her playing the fiesty trailer trash hillbilly. What is a female hillbilly called? Is it also just hillbilly, or is it a different spelling - hillbillie?

Just working my way through Russian Doll. It's a bit cringe sometimes but worth sticking with as Natasha Lyone has her funny moments. She was also the funny one in Orange Is The New Black.
Bedbug Posted - 05/07/2022 : 06:04:52
I thought Ozark 4 was a great final chapter, kept you guessing and subverted many expectations (i.e. Ruth as you mentioned above). Sad to see it end but better to end sooner than later if the quality was going to dip.

Did you watch Julia Garner in that show about Anna Delvey? She was great in that too. True story that is hard to believe.

I finally watched the Color of Money and it has to be one of the worst films I've ever seen. Scorsese, Newman, Cruise, boring as anything I've ever watched. Why didn't anyone warn me?
pot Posted - 05/06/2022 : 06:36:11
Ready for Ozark chat any time. I guess there will be SPOILERS - I thought it was a pretty weak final season to be honest, I think I read it was going to be beforehand. But that's not to say it wasn't good though, just a bit of an anticlimax I suppose. Shame they killed Ruth - would have loved to have seen a spin off series with her running the Casino Boat. Julia Garner is great - always worth repeating. I'm going to lay this down here right now and predict that she will win best actress at the Oscars in the year 2030.

Haven't watched The Bridge but it looks like one of these Scandinavian crime dramas or something that seem to turn up a lot on Netflix - I rarely watch them because I prefer not to have to read subtitles, but I've heard some of them are quite good and I've seen a few films from the northern lands that were pretty good.
Bedbug Posted - 05/06/2022 : 06:08:21
Finished Ozark. Loved it. Look forward to discussing it with you.

This week's Saul episode flew by, felt like it was ten minutes long.

One of my mates from the UK just recommended to me a show called "The Bridge." Can anyone on here confirm or deny it's worth watching?
pot Posted - 04/29/2022 : 21:22:43
It was a good one, but the latest episode of Ozark was also more great drama - Julia Garner really is stealing the show the more we go through this series. I've only caught the first episode in the final segment of S4 though, but it was a good one.
Troubles A Foot Posted - 04/29/2022 : 14:23:12
Agreed.
Bedbug Posted - 04/29/2022 : 06:14:30
This episode of Saul was so heavy. Heartbreaking, gripping. Great great cinema on tv
pot Posted - 04/25/2022 : 13:35:35
That's friday evening's entertainment sorted then
Bedbug Posted - 04/25/2022 : 13:16:12
Conclusion of Ozark just a few days away canít wait
pot Posted - 04/25/2022 : 12:01:38
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Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

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Originally posted by pot
but I can't really remember the plot from the first season with the Kettlemans - something to do with a bag of cash or something?



We were in the exact same boat. We watched a 20 minute recap video and it of course left the Kettlemans plot out. I can't remember any details. But at the end of the day I think just being aware "these are people Jimmy screwed over" is kind of enough.



This might help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jr33FcB9lA
Troubles A Foot Posted - 04/25/2022 : 08:52:53
quote:
Originally posted by pot
but I can't really remember the plot from the first season with the Kettlemans - something to do with a bag of cash or something?



We were in the exact same boat. We watched a 20 minute recap video and it of course left the Kettlemans plot out. I can't remember any details. But at the end of the day I think just being aware "these are people Jimmy screwed over" is kind of enough.

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