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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 - 08/10/2018 : 10:01:20
My introduction into the world of Wes Anderson started with a recommendation for The Life Aquatic, so I rented the DVD from a shop in Holland and I'm afraid I just didn't get it.

The Royal Tennenbaums was a bit better, and Moonrise Kingdom was alright too. By I can generally take him or leave him.

Pin Cushion has some of his trademark polished, bells and whistles and the pauses with no dialogue, a little bit. I think Haywood does a smashing job and I'm quite smitten by this and intend to watch it again.

It's getting rave reviews across the board.
Bedbug Posted - 08/10/2018 : 05:40:48
Sounds like a good one

I like Wes quite a bit, for the most part.
pot Posted - 08/10/2018 : 00:19:22
Just watched Pin Cushion, the big film directorial (and writing) debut for the very promising Deborah Haywood.

Got a bit of a Ken Loach feel to it, but more twee. Also leans towards the Wes Anderson style a lot, a British Wes Anderson you might say (but less boring).

Haywood has already collected a load of awards and commendations for her previous short films, and I can only imagine this one will get the same reception.

I absolutely loved it, and the way she directs the actors to perfection. It's a bit weird, a black comedy. It's an art film.

Bedbug Posted - 08/03/2018 : 05:33:05
Planet Earth 2 on Netflix is mindblowing
Bedbug Posted - 07/10/2018 : 05:19:22
Glow season 2

Any Glow fans?
Bedbug Posted - 07/05/2018 : 01:17:29
Watched "Born on the Fourth of July" yesterday.

Still haunting after all these years. Cruise is great.
coastline Posted - 06/27/2018 : 14:58:39
I'm watching the Irish sitcom "Trivia" right now, via the Acorn TV app on my Apple TV. Enjoying it very much. Anyone else seen it?


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If all you see is violins, then I make a plea in their defense.
pot Posted - 06/24/2018 : 11:31:18
I watched The Endless last night, it was surprisingly good. So I looked it up on IMDB and it's a Justin Benson/Aaron Moorhead film: the creators of Spring in 2014. They also both star in it as the main characters.

There's a lot of these sci-fi/fantasy/weirdy surreal films going about these days since it's getting easier to make film, so a lot of them are turkeys. Not this one, it's definately worth a watch. Good acting and directing, captivating plot. None of this camera panning around all over the place nonsense. Good, old fashioned cinematic entertainment.

Kind of reminded me in some ways of an Ingmar Bergman, or a David Lynch at times. If you're a Twin Peaks fan I'd say it's got a bit of a weirdness to it like that.

Definately watch that one again.
pot Posted - 06/23/2018 : 16:59:29
The Endless

Definately a watcher againer.. ;-)
pot Posted - 06/20/2018 : 11:43:24
We're not allowed pot in this country.
Bedbug Posted - 06/20/2018 : 11:34:49
Point taken.

Pot taken?
pot Posted - 06/20/2018 : 11:23:42
I mean they went for less well known actors, none of the Hollywood big fish.
Bedbug Posted - 06/20/2018 : 11:01:06
Yes it’s Coen and the answer to your second question depends on how you define “unknown.”

Worth watching again
pot Posted - 06/20/2018 : 09:17:47
49 times more than me. I think I liked it though. It's that Coen brothers film where they used unknown actors?
Bedbug Posted - 06/20/2018 : 09:16:24
Watched “A Serious Man” for probably the 50th time last night.

Great movie.
Bedbug Posted - 06/16/2018 : 20:13:10
The new Arrested Development series is pretty good
pot Posted - 06/14/2018 : 11:35:28
Just started the new series of Flowers (Channel 4/4OD)

Dark comedy about hippies living in the countryside, very funny.
danjersey Posted - 06/13/2018 : 16:45:58
Frank Black http://dai.ly/x371h
Bedbug Posted - 06/07/2018 : 09:29:59
quote:
Originally posted by pot

Might rewatch Eyes Wide Shut. Nicole Kidman totally nailed her part in Big Little Lies.



Last year I began watching the complete Nicole Kidman filmography. Still haven't finished yet, but it's worth doing.
pot Posted - 06/06/2018 : 09:54:34
Might rewatch Eyes Wide Shut. Nicole Kidman totally nailed her part in Big Little Lies.
Bedbug Posted - 06/06/2018 : 06:06:54
Billions is watchable.
pot Posted - 06/05/2018 : 02:13:22
Just binge watched the first 4 eps of Big Little Lies. Not bad, got a contemporary feel to it like Here And Now. The new Thirtysomething.

I reckon Nicole Kidman's still going to look smoldering hot when she's 80, even to people who are still my age.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCB2eDF3jBM (Janis Joplin)

Too cool soundtrack too. I never realised I actually also don't mind one of Michael Kiwanakawawi's song either.
danjersey Posted - 06/03/2018 : 20:48:37
I'm watching my back

https://youtu.be/taBps3Uz4ZQ
pot Posted - 06/03/2018 : 05:50:43
quote:
Originally posted by The Maharal

On a Peep Show rewatch. Forgot about the Pixies references that are dotted about the show. Apparently they almost went with a Pixies song as the theme tune but in the end chose Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger. Wonder what they would have gone for.



They should never have dropped the original first series theme music IMO, it worked so much better than this Harvey Danger trash. The original music was a bit weird and lent itself better to the show's character than it's succcessor, which I assume was chosen in an attempt to make the show "appeal to a wider audience"

Doesn't really matter I suppose, but I remember watching Peep Show on channel 4 in the wee small hours back in 2003. I thought it was a reality TV show at first, then I started paying attentions and then shortly after everyone else got in to it.

It's a shame they never made a 3D film of it really? (you can disregard that comment and consider it part of my inner monologue if you like)

I think they'll bring it back for another series or one-off eventually. They always do.
The Maharal Posted - 06/03/2018 : 04:19:27
On a Peep Show rewatch. Forgot about the Pixies references that are dotted about the show. Apparently they almost went with a Pixies song as the theme tune but in the end chose Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger. Wonder what they would have gone for.
Bedbug Posted - 05/29/2018 : 10:01:36
just watched "All the Money in the World."

Despite good directing and great performances, the story never gripped me. "Who cares" I kept thinking.
The Maharal Posted - 05/24/2018 : 10:37:21
Started The Shield. Only slightly dated but it's good fun.
Bedbug Posted - 05/20/2018 : 01:22:47
Just finished The Rachel Divide on Netflix.

Documentary about Rachel Dolezal, woman born white who now identifies as black.

Very interesting.
The Maharal Posted - 05/14/2018 : 07:47:29
quote:
Originally posted by pot

You Were Never Really Here

Joaquin Phoenix as notorious child killer Tom "Jesus Saves" Araya. Been likened to Taxi Driver, which is fairly obvious but it also reminded me of The Bad Lt (original) and Leon. It's a slow cooker, enjoy the cinematography but not too much of that so it gets boring, there is some plot and character development. Nice soundtrack too. it leaves you wondering what it was about. It even (I think) gives a wee nod to the classic 2001 masterpiece that all film directors these days like to reference in some way.

JP nails it in everything he's in. I'm becoming a bit of fan.



Watched this a few weeks back - JP was phenomenal. One of the best acting performances ever. Good shout on the Bad Lieutenant, has the same sort of stark grittiness to it. The film itself was good, maybe very good, but I was left wanting a bit more. I don't know what.

Onto the second season of The Detectorists, such a lovely show. I had been watching Counterpart which stars JK Simmons in two roles but I have kind of got bored halfway through... if it wasn't for JK I probably would have given up ages ago.
coastline Posted - 05/12/2018 : 06:13:03
Recently enjoyed the four seasons of "The Great British Baking Show" (U.S. title of "The Great British Bake Off) that are available from PBS. Trying to figure out how to watch the other three seasons that you Brits had.

Now watching Amazon Prime's "I Love Dick." Almost finished with it and still not sure whether I like it.


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If all you see is violins, then I make a plea in their defense.
pot Posted - 04/09/2018 : 09:11:45
Also still Here And Now.

Peter Macdissi, who also had a smaller part in Six Feet Under. All this stuff about telepathically connecting in dreams, I know what they are talking about. Alan Ball has been consistently cutting edge telly for the past 20 years or so. Good to see him back on form. Banshee was great, and True Blood even better but I'm pleased to see him going back to his SFU roots.

Visions in dreams that predict the death of people I know, connecting with them as they were dying while I was sleeping is the only rational explanation I have for dreaming about their death and remembering visions of being in Glasgow Royal, floating down the corridor and knowing what was on the other end of a phonecall the next day. I also know about people think I'm crazy when I talk about these things.

I also share a birthday with Peter Madissi and there are four 1's shared equally in twos in the same place.

Always been a fan of Alan Ball but shit is getting real with this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7QCdAOQSOQ
pot Posted - 04/09/2018 : 08:26:24
You Were Never Really Here

Joaquin Phoenix as notorious child killer Tom "Jesus Saves" Araya. Been likened to Taxi Driver, which is fairly obvious but it also reminded me of The Bad Lt (original) and Leon. It's a slow cooker, enjoy the cinematography but not too much of that so it gets boring, there is some plot and character development. Nice soundtrack too. it leaves you wondering what it was about. It even (I think) gives a wee nod to the classic 2001 masterpiece that all film directors these days like to reference in some way.

JP nails it in everything he's in. I'm becoming a bit of fan.
Bedbug Posted - 04/04/2018 : 00:19:14
quote:
Originally posted by The Maharal

Finished Glow the other day, excellent show about a director trying to put together a show about female wrestling. I listened to one or two of Marc Maron's podcasts and just found him an insufferable arsehole but here he's perfectly cast. And Alison Brie is typically outstanding.

Tonight I watched the first episode of Counterpart, JK Simmons' espionage drama. Very tense and promising first episode!



Yes, loved "Glow." Hope they do a second season.
The Maharal Posted - 03/31/2018 : 11:31:42
Finished Glow the other day, excellent show about a director trying to put together a show about female wrestling. I listened to one or two of Marc Maron's podcasts and just found him an insufferable arsehole but here he's perfectly cast. And Alison Brie is typically outstanding.

Tonight I watched the first episode of Counterpart, JK Simmons' espionage drama. Very tense and promising first episode!
Bedbug Posted - 03/20/2018 : 10:26:50
Real Housewives Of New York

If you can get in the mood it’s good

Also Wendy Williams highlights

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