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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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Bedbug Posted - 10/19/2018 : 10:08:58
quote:
Originally posted by pot

Season 1 of the new Lost In Space reboot is worth a look, as long as you take it as children's scifi which it is. I was a fan of the original series and used to enjoy watching them after my paper run on summer holidays. I think they couldn't have done a better job re-casting it.

On a more serious level,

quote:
Originally posted by pot

Leave No Trace



I've booked this one in for another watch. It's a really beautiful film that will touch your soul about a state of mind that I've always been able to relate to, even as a young boy: The will to stay the fuck as far away from people as is humanely possible. Not that I don't like people, but in general people can fuck off out of my face for 90%+ of my existence.

Refreshingly gentle take on the human condition. No zombies. Thom Mckenzie is a daughter.



Sounds good pot, I'm gonna try to find it this weekend.
pot Posted - 10/19/2018 : 09:14:08
Season 1 of the new Lost In Space reboot is worth a look, as long as you take it as children's scifi which it is. I was a fan of the original series and used to enjoy watching them after my paper run on summer holidays. I think they couldn't have done a better job re-casting it.

On a more serious level,

quote:
Originally posted by pot

Leave No Trace



I've booked this one in for another watch. It's a really beautiful film that will touch your soul about a state of mind that I've always been able to relate to, even as a young boy: The will to stay the fuck as far away from people as is humanely possible. Not that I don't like people, but in general people can fuck off out of my face for 90%+ of my existence.

Refreshingly gentle take on the human condition. No zombies. Thom Mckenzie is a daughter.
Bedbug Posted - 10/18/2018 : 06:34:53
You know, this ridiculous show "Lost in Space" on Netflix is proving to be very watchable. It's just fun, lighthearted Sci-Fi stuff, nothing you haven't seen before, but before you know it you've watched 4 episodes.
Bedbug Posted - 10/17/2018 : 04:49:38
Twilight Zone (Rod Serling) for the 1,000th time.

It is still the best thing ever.
pot Posted - 10/12/2018 : 19:41:14
Leave No Trace
Jeepster Posted - 09/26/2018 : 14:22:30
I'm binge-rewatching The Good Place in preparation for season 3 starting tomorrow. Easily the best sitcom I've ever seen! I love how well the philosophical themes are worked into the silly hijinks, and all the characters are fantastic.

Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.
pot Posted - 09/25/2018 : 13:43:56
The Expanse

Something about an alien species invades the solar system in the future and fucks everything up and noone knows what's happening

Basically what Star Trek Disco would love to be but will never come close, just like DS9 ripped off Babylon 5. Lots of Red Dwarf steampunk.

Hard to follow the overall plot but it makes sense, hard to understand what the characters are saying because they have invented new words and accents.
Bedbug Posted - 09/15/2018 : 14:10:15
BoJack season 5 is off the charts
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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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
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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.

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