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Title: What are you watching?
Post by: Son of Pappy on December 21, 2013, 06:34:43 pm
Memphis Belle
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Post by: Strawboss on December 23, 2013, 11:18:53 am
OK, OK, don't laugh, 1st season of "Downton Abbey". Its actually really well done, its obviously British brought here by PBS and at a time in their history that's fascinating, 1912. The clothes, the cars, and much more is just done so much better than a U.S. production.
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Post by: B.D.F. on December 23, 2013, 11:46:59 am
Watched Memento last night. Odd movie and I don't know if I liked it or not. I don't know if I 'got it' or not either. But it has a really different time sequence: you start at about the last minute of the movie and then back up and start again going forward... but a little bit before the previous sequence.

I am waiting for the dementia to set in and get really deep so I can watch Breaking Bad all over again and be surprised.... all over again. :-)

Brian

Memphis Belle
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Post by: ZG on December 23, 2013, 06:35:10 pm
The history of Candle Stick Park on MNF, could be the last game there before it gets demo'd...

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Post by: gPink on December 23, 2013, 06:38:59 pm
The Three Pickers...Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs and Ricky Scaggs
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Post by: DeansZG on December 24, 2013, 09:04:42 pm

  Just finished up watching my dvd Christmas present; "Why We Ride"..  Thoroughly enjoyed it at as much here at home on the big flat screen w / surround sound as I did watching it the 1st time in the theatre a couple of weeks ago.... ;D

  For some strange reason, it was just another ho hum movie the rest of the family  :(
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Post by: ZG on January 08, 2014, 12:15:44 pm

The Song Remains the Same - Zeppelin in concert at Madison Square Garden in 1973


Dang Page looks young, and man does he freakin rock!  :thumbs: :thumbs: :chugbeer:




Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same Concert, Live At Madison Square Garden, New York, 1973 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiBLBn1z1vY#)
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Post by: Conrad on July 26, 2014, 08:55:15 am
We watched Bad Grandpa last night.

Normally I don't go for this type of movie but holy **** was this thing funny! I thought that I was gonna fall off the couch from laughing so hard and my wife almost peed her pants.  ;D
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Post by: ZG on July 26, 2014, 09:07:30 am
We watched Bad Grandpa last night.

Normally I don't go for this type of movie but holy **** was this thing funny! I thought that I was gonna fall off the couch from laughing so hard and my wife almost peed her pants.  ;D


+1...  :goodpost: :thumbs: :thumbs:


The ball sack tucked in the socks with shorts on was hilarious!!
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Post by: Conrad on July 26, 2014, 09:15:10 am

+1...  :goodpost: :thumbs: :thumbs:


The ball sack tucked in the socks with shorts on was hilarious!!

That's the part that almost created a Depends moment for my wife.    :)

When Gramps got launched through the window I laughed so hard that I could hardly breathe! Good stuff!    :rotflmao:
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Post by: Nosmo on July 27, 2014, 09:48:29 pm
Re-re-re-re-re-re-run of Stargate SG1.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on July 28, 2014, 04:10:52 am
A most excellent TV series.

I was watching Poirot last night.
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Post by: Rhino on July 28, 2014, 07:44:43 am
Watched movie "Emperor" about General Fellers who had to investigate emperor Hirohito after the war to determine if he would be tried as a was criminal. Very interesting if your into that sort of thing.
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Post by: petepro on July 28, 2014, 09:31:30 am
  Just finished up watching my dvd Christmas present; "Why We Ride"..  Thoroughly enjoyed it at as much here at home on the big flat screen w / surround sound as I did watching it the 1st time in the theatre a couple of weeks ago.... ;D

  For some strange reason, it was just another ho hum movie the rest of the family  :(

Great DVD !   Watched that on the big screen.  I need to pick up the DVD.   
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Post by: Big Mike on July 28, 2014, 07:47:44 pm
Fox News..

the Kelly file..
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Post by: VirginiaJim on July 28, 2014, 09:32:54 pm
Master Chef
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Post by: B.D.F. on July 28, 2014, 09:48:38 pm
'The Veep'. 1/2 of the way through the first episode and it ain't lookin' good for episodes 2 or 3 :-(   

Lots of TV out there. Lots of bad TV. Lots of terrible TV. I am still trying to find the bad TV that is mixed in with the terrible TV.

Brian
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Post by: rhhall on July 28, 2014, 11:08:08 pm
Snatch
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Post by: ZG on July 29, 2014, 10:54:21 am
Snatch


The movie or the real thing?  :-\


 ;D :P :chugbeer:
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Post by: gPink on July 29, 2014, 11:56:51 am

The movie or the real thing?  :-\


 ;D :P :chugbeer:
...or a movie about the real thing.
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Post by: Rhino on July 29, 2014, 12:03:57 pm

The movie or the real thing?  :-\


 ;D :P :chugbeer:

 :rotflmao:
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Post by: Big Mike on July 29, 2014, 12:39:12 pm
Just watched the highlights of Audi's victory at the 24 Hours of Spa 2014 as posted by Audi Belgium..

http://youtu.be/E0hM6qPyLk8 (http://youtu.be/E0hM6qPyLk8)
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 29, 2014, 07:15:29 pm
been watching Netflix lately to get my monies worth of the cost,
recently;
Bad Grandpa.... awesomely sick and funny....
Dictator..... almost wet myself....
Ip man..... good movie,
Emporer.... I liked it also, very well done...
Machete Kills.... can't get enough of Danny Trejo, badassed.
the Iceman... good flick, but kinda boring
Gallow Walkers....pretty durned good for Westly Snipes
Flight..... compelling movie
Olympus has fallen.... extremely good film...
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Post by: VirginiaJim on July 29, 2014, 07:18:50 pm
Poirot again..
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Post by: tweeter55 on July 29, 2014, 07:57:53 pm
WSOP
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Post by: Conrad on July 30, 2014, 04:42:39 am
Anyone watching Tyrant?

Damn good TV, well acted, well done, and a compelling story.  :thumbs:
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Post by: B.D.F. on July 30, 2014, 04:59:00 am
Yep, pretty good so far.

Brian

Anyone watching Tyrant?

Damn good TV, well acted, well done, and a compelling story.  :thumbs:
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Post by: VirginiaJim on July 30, 2014, 05:15:46 am
Maybe I should watch it and get some ideas...
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Post by: Conrad on July 30, 2014, 05:16:57 am
Maybe I should watch it and get some ideas...

Here's an idea for you. Turn that bucket around backwards.   :)
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Post by: RFH87_Connie on July 30, 2014, 05:50:39 am
Been doing the Netflix thing too:
Just finished Hell on Wheels (new season is about to start)
Already watched (or caught up on):
Longmire
Dexter (this took a while, but worth it)
Copper
Ripper Street
Wallender (not the first one)
Sherlock
Call the Midwife
The Black Donnellys
Tried Midsomer Murders but just couldn't get into it
Tudors looks interesting
Was going to try Orange is the new Black but just heard the next season is canceled
A bunch of the National Geographic 1 hour episodes
Others I just can't think of...
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 31, 2014, 01:51:26 am
ok, after watching this, you can poke your eyes out, and jamb screwdrivers in your ears.... this IS the ultimate...
no more...

http://youtu.be/pOtuqYzJTsM (http://youtu.be/pOtuqYzJTsM)





yeah, thank me now....
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 31, 2014, 01:54:11 am
i always thought his dad was the best.... the son shows proud...
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Post by: VirginiaJim on July 31, 2014, 04:52:19 am
Wheeler Dealers
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Post by: Rhino on July 31, 2014, 08:25:17 am
He was a little to out there for me. But I did like Billy the Mountain and Going to Montana.
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Post by: BMahar on July 31, 2014, 05:39:42 pm
  Cheyenne. On the Western Channel.
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Post by: RFH87_Connie on August 01, 2014, 05:16:17 am
Just started "The Glades" on Netflix.  Feels kind of Dexterish so far.  Maybe its just the scenery.
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Post by: Conrad on August 01, 2014, 05:50:49 am
Just started "The Glades" on Netflix.  Feels kind of Dexterish so far.  Maybe its just the scenery.

I tired watching The Glades when it first came out. For me it was incredibly stupid and I only lasted for two episodes.

YMMV

Speaking of incredibly stupid. The Last Ship...
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 01, 2014, 07:01:57 am
I'm waiting for American Horror Story 4 coming out this Fall.
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Post by: stevewfl on August 01, 2014, 08:25:42 am
ohhhhhh   I'm waiting for the NEW Mad Max

http://youtu.be/yJnPg2_Y_UI (http://youtu.be/yJnPg2_Y_UI)
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Post by: rhhall on August 01, 2014, 11:09:18 pm

The movie or the real thing?  :-\


 ;D :P :chugbeer:

One thinking about the other :yikes:
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Post by: Conrad on August 02, 2014, 07:02:23 am
I'm waiting for American Horror Story 4 coming out this Fall.

 :thumbs:
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Post by: Strawboss on August 02, 2014, 09:14:22 am
Boardwalk Empire.
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Post by: B.D.F. on August 02, 2014, 01:14:13 pm
The first two years were outstanding IMO. An excellent 'period' piece. The second two years are also very good though and absolutely a gazillion percent better than TV's average.

Brian

Boardwalk Empire.
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Post by: B.D.F. on August 02, 2014, 01:15:51 pm
I kinda' liked the first year but just have not been able to really warm up to it since although I have seen most of them. The next installment just does not sound very good but as always with TV and movies, we won't know until actually seeing a few episodes.

Brian

I'm waiting for American Horror Story 4 coming out this Fall.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 02, 2014, 02:44:46 pm
I'm watching nothing..
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Post by: B.D.F. on August 02, 2014, 02:50:13 pm
Hey, tap into the digital stream that is today's world and watch anything (almost) you want. I am working on 'The Outer Limits' right now (the OE series, not that later thing).

And as of last night, 'The Killing' is out too.... even Kirby is excited about that one!

Brian

I'm watching nothing..
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on August 02, 2014, 04:31:01 pm
oooooo ooooooooooo

SHARKNADO.......

and, SHARKNADO 2 is on in a half hour..... ooo ooooooyeahhhhh
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on August 02, 2014, 05:16:59 pm
ohhhh myyyyy gawwwwwd.....

SHARKNADO 2 IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

 :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :popcorn: :popcorn: :banana :banana :banana :banana :1DeadBanana :hail: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: Conrad on August 03, 2014, 07:02:02 am
Hey, tap into the digital stream that is today's world and watch anything (almost) you want. I am working on 'The Outer Limits' right now (the OE series, not that later thing).

And as of last night, 'The Killing' is out too.... even Kirby is excited about that one!

Brian

+2 on The Killing!
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Post by: Big Mike on August 03, 2014, 05:45:39 pm
The Joe Girardi Show on YES Network..  8)
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 04, 2014, 06:02:16 am
The Forum, as always.
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Post by: B.D.F. on August 04, 2014, 10:05:18 am
Watched the first episode last night- not wild about the new direction. But still find it quite good as TV goes.

I really like that older detective who is so witty mixed with some obnoxious. OK, he is obnoxious mixed with a bit of wit. :-)

Brian

+2 on The Killing!
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Post by: Big Mike on August 04, 2014, 10:10:24 am
Out # on Fox..
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Post by: Conrad on August 04, 2014, 11:41:00 am
Anyone watching Crossbones? You should!

John Malkovich is a fantastic Blackbeard!  :thumbs:

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/screencrush.com/files/2013/08/2013_0510_Crossbones_HeroMain_970x400_JR.jpg)
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Post by: Rhino on August 05, 2014, 07:41:08 am
Anyone watching Crossbones? You should!

John Malkovich is a fantastic Blackbeard!  :thumbs:

([url]http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/screencrush.com/files/2013/08/2013_0510_Crossbones_HeroMain_970x400_JR.jpg[/url])


Which channel?
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 05, 2014, 07:56:36 am
I think it's NBC.
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Post by: Conrad on August 05, 2014, 08:06:43 am
Which channel?


NBC

http://www.nbc.com/crossbones/episodes?__source=Reso_AO_Crossbones_Brand_Exact_Google&k_clickid=4f3f6d1c-534c-78a8-f2f0-0000685f4b3d&k_prof=55&k_affcode=113964&sky=crossbones (http://www.nbc.com/crossbones/episodes?__source=Reso_AO_Crossbones_Brand_Exact_Google&k_clickid=4f3f6d1c-534c-78a8-f2f0-0000685f4b3d&k_prof=55&k_affcode=113964&sky=crossbones)
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Post by: Rhino on August 05, 2014, 08:19:22 am
NBC

[url]http://www.nbc.com/crossbones/episodes?__source=Reso_AO_Crossbones_Brand_Exact_Google&k_clickid=4f3f6d1c-534c-78a8-f2f0-0000685f4b3d&k_prof=55&k_affcode=113964&sky=crossbones[/url] ([url]http://www.nbc.com/crossbones/episodes?__source=Reso_AO_Crossbones_Brand_Exact_Google&k_clickid=4f3f6d1c-534c-78a8-f2f0-0000685f4b3d&k_prof=55&k_affcode=113964&sky=crossbones[/url])


Cool, John Malkovich as a pirate? Aye, I'll be having me a look.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 05, 2014, 09:42:10 am
Aaaargh!
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Post by: gPink on August 05, 2014, 12:29:45 pm
Cool, John Malkovich as a pirate? Aye, I'll be having me a look.
A show about Malkovich riding a Harley? Don't see the attraction.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 05, 2014, 01:54:39 pm
What are we going to do with you?
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Post by: Big Mike on August 05, 2014, 02:25:30 pm
Neil Cavuto..
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Post by: Big Mike on August 05, 2014, 05:56:28 pm
Yankee baseball on the YES Network..
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Post by: Conrad on August 06, 2014, 05:14:55 am
A show about Malkovich riding a Harley? Don't see the attraction.

Wait till you see him swing his sword! Jim might get some pointers...
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Post by: DucRider on August 06, 2014, 05:43:38 am
Just watched "A million ways  to Die in the West".....for some reason the stupid movie had me dying laughing....
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Post by: Big Mike on August 06, 2014, 05:57:07 am
Fox and Freinds..
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Post by: Conrad on August 09, 2014, 07:34:21 am
Hey, tap into the digital stream that is today's world and watch anything (almost) you want. I am working on 'The Outer Limits' right now (the OE series, not that later thing).

And as of last night, 'The Killing' is out too.... even Kirby is excited about that one!

Brian

Hey Brian, what are you talking about here? The Killing wasn't renewed for this season. Are you watching last season's episodes?
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Post by: B.D.F. on August 09, 2014, 07:40:09 am
Right but then Netflix picked it up for a short season to end the series. There are six episodes made in 2014 that were released last week (you know Netflix, the whole thing was released on the same date). And I think it really did end the series too- my wife was hoping for the series being revived but I don't think they left it is a position for that.

Just finished watching the last episode last night- simply outstanding. Very nicely done, excellent guest star that this season pivoted around (Joan Allen). I series was very good but the last six were superb IMO. Maybe the best TV evah.... next to Breaking Bad of course :-)

Brian

Hey Brian, what are you talking about here? The Killing wasn't renewed for this season. Are you watching last season's episodes?
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Post by: B.D.F. on August 09, 2014, 07:46:54 am
I saw an amazing thing: watching the director's cut of Alien (which is outstanding by the way- Blu-ray and remastered from the film) and saw something I never new before: Aliens introduced us to the part where the Aliens cocoon people and, er, invest them with more Aliens. But that is not true: Alien has a scene in Nostromo where Dallas and someone else are trapped in that resin mess they make and.... incubating. So all these years I thought that it was James Cameron who conjured up that part of the Alien concept but it was really Ridley Scott in the very first film.

Watching the longer cut of Aliens now and that too has a bunch of footage that was cut out of the theatrical release. But of course it does, Cameron's movies are typically 30, 40 hours long AFTER he edits them. So putting scenes back IN should be no problem. :-)

Brian
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 09, 2014, 09:09:25 am
Being Poirot last Thursday on PBS.  Haven't quite finished it but it made me laugh and cry that the series has run it's course.   Only 25 years...a short run.  I loved the art deco architecture and themes in the early part of the series.  David Suchet is an incredible actor and really brought Poirot to the point of being a living person.  It was also the first British detective series we started watching which drew us in to Inspector Lewis, Midsomer Murders, Endeavour, and Inspector Morse.  And then on to Doc Martin and others.  If you haven't watched any of those British shows, the cinematography is quite remarkable.  Puts our stuff to shame.
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Post by: B.D.F. on August 09, 2014, 09:28:03 am
Sorry Jim, just can't do English TV as a general rule. I either 1) don't get it (Dr. Who), don't find it funny (<most> of Monty Python, 108% of Benny Hill) and can just not get into the period pieces like Downton Abbey. In fact, I was starting a fire in the stove one night while my wife was watching that show and 'got some on me'- it was awful. Never was a fan of Hitchcock either; not the series nor most of his movies.

To be fair, I am a big fan of Ridley Scott though.

Interesting how our interests and views can be so different, huh?

Brian

Being Poirot last Thursday on PBS.  Haven't quite finished it but it made me laugh and cry that the series has run it's course.   Only 25 years...a short run.  I loved the art deco architecture and themes in the early part of the series.  David Suchet is an incredible actor and really brought Poirot to the point of being a living person.  It was also the first British detective series we started watching which drew us in to Inspector Lewis, Midsomer Murders, Endeavour, and Inspector Morse.  And then on to Doc Martin and others.  If you haven't watched any of those British shows, the cinematography is quite remarkable.  Puts our stuff to shame.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 09, 2014, 09:37:21 am
I do like Dr. Who (see signature) and Monty Python...  Downton Abbey totally in agreement with you...  Not a big fan of Hitchcock either.  I must say that I love British humour, always have.  There's quite a few shows over there I won't watch at all.  Some of the detective shows I can't get into either.  I've always said that if you start watching something British (like a movie) part way in, there's no figuring out what's going on.  But there's quite a few popular shows over here I won't watch either...thought they were stupid like most of the scifi stuff on now, Walking Dead, Orange is the new Black, and Breaking Bad to name a few.  In fact, the more popular a show or movie is, typically I won't watch it.  There are exceptions of course..
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Post by: wally_games on August 09, 2014, 09:50:21 am
Seven Days in Utopia.

Yes, i know it's a golf story, but I've taken many a motorcycle ride to Utopia and eaten breakfast in that diner. It's the best place to start a Hill Country ride on the Three Twisted Sisters.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 09, 2014, 10:33:22 am
Carole King and James Taylor live at the Troubadour....another show getting me misty eyed..
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Post by: Big Mike on August 09, 2014, 12:53:19 pm
Nationwide race from Watkins Glen..

I should have made the short trip up there and watched live and in person..  ::)
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Post by: Rhino on August 11, 2014, 07:21:42 am
Started watching the HBO series Pacific. Similar to Band of Brothers but about a group of Marines starting at Guadalcanal. Not as good as Band of Brothers IMO but still very good.
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Post by: Conrad on August 11, 2014, 09:16:04 am
Watched the movie Disconnect last night.

Powerful and VERY well done. I give it 8 outta 10.    :thumbs:
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Post by: Strawboss on August 11, 2014, 10:07:15 am
Rhino, read the books the series is based on "Helmet for my Pillow" and I think its "With the Old Guard". Agreed, not as good as BoB but ok.
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Post by: Rhino on August 11, 2014, 10:30:49 am
Rhino, read the books the series is based on "Helmet for my Pillow" and I think its "With the Old Guard". Agreed, not as good as BoB but ok.

Thanks! Just downloaded both books on my kindle.

I've now watched through episode 4. It's getting better. I think one of the things that make BoB such a great film is that you get to know the people a little and really begin to care about them from the start. With Pacific it takes a few episodes. But in both it gives me chills knowing these are the accounts of real people that actually when through that.
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Post by: Rhino on August 11, 2014, 10:31:20 am
Watched the movie Disconnect last night.

Powerful and VERY well done. I give it 8 outta 10.    :thumbs:

Found it on HBO GO. I'll give it a try. Thanks,
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Post by: Big Mike on August 11, 2014, 11:34:45 am
Watching and listening to people on the news that know zero about short track racing, or racing in general, making uninformed comments on the tragedy here this weekend involving Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward Jr.


RIP Kevin Ward Jr.
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Post by: wally_games on August 12, 2014, 11:08:46 am
Watching and listening to people on the news that know zero about short track racing, or racing in general, making uninformed comments on the tragedy here this weekend involving Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward Jr.

RIP Kevin Ward Jr.

Doesn't "uninformed" usually describe most news people?
Tragic event.
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Post by: B.D.F. on August 12, 2014, 11:14:36 am
I think in these days, unfortunately yes. Today it seems that we have confused news and reporters with game show hosts and most unfortunately, ratings. I really do suspect that a lot of the old- time news folk such as Walter Cronkite would not succeed if starting out in broadcasting today.

I do not watch any news broadcasts at all and have not done so in years. I scan the 'Net for headlines and chase down what is of interest to me rather than what is of interest to the population. I also make some effort to grab a few different points of view on any issue that seems contentious and at least try to screen out the facts from the noise.

Brian

Doesn't "uninformed" usually describe most news people?
Tragic event.
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on August 12, 2014, 12:11:53 pm
Watched Streetcar Named Desire last night for s&g, cause it popped up in a Brando marathon..... man, that was a funky movie, I had forgotten how Psycho Blanche Dubois was......

Ohhhhhh
STELLLLLLAAAAAAÀ...
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Post by: mikeeitup on August 12, 2014, 12:14:12 pm
Friends season 5 don't judge me.
Mike
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Post by: Rhino on August 12, 2014, 12:18:17 pm
I think in these days, unfortunately yes. Today it seems that we have confused news and reporters with game show hosts and most unfortunately, ratings. I really do suspect that a lot of the old- time news folk such as Walter Cronkite would not succeed if starting out in broadcasting today.

I do not watch any news broadcasts at all and have not done so in years. I scan the 'Net for headlines and chase down what is of interest to me rather than what is of interest to the population. I also make some effort to grab a few different points of view on any issue that seems contentious and at least try to screen out the facts from the noise.

Brian

+1 Don't want lame stream media deciding for me what's news and what's not.

The news on TV or in print is in the exact same business as any other tv show or magazine article. They all are in the entertainment business and looking for ratings exactly the same as the latest sit-com.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 12, 2014, 02:34:41 pm
I get 95% of my news from the web....we all know that's highly accurate.  The other 5% is local news and the Today/Tonight shows.  Yeah, I like NBC.
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Post by: B.D.F. on August 12, 2014, 02:53:35 pm
And that right there is the truly scary part; any one of the Kardasians (SP?) can sell FAR more news stories than, say, foolish things like the economy.

Brian

+1 Don't want lame stream media deciding for me what's news and what's not.

The news on TV or in print is in the exact same business as any other tv show or magazine article. They all are in the entertainment business and looking for ratings exactly the same as the latest sit-com.
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Post by: B.D.F. on August 12, 2014, 02:55:49 pm
The 'Web' is merely the delivery tool, not the source. The source for news would be a major newspaper (all disappearing pretty rapidly), UPI, AP, any network news dept., Reuters, the BBC, etc., ad nauseum. The problem with TV news is that someone has already chosen what you will see and how much of it you will see. The 'Net is wide open and and within your control.

Brian

I get 95% of my news from the web....we all know that's highly accurate.  The other 5% is local news and the Today/Tonight shows.  Yeah, I like NBC.
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Post by: Rhino on August 12, 2014, 04:15:08 pm
The 'Web' is merely the delivery tool, not the source. The source for news would be a major newspaper (all disappearing pretty rapidly), UPI, AP, any network news dept., Reuters, the BBC, etc., ad nauseum. The problem with TV news is that someone has already chosen what you will see and how much of it you will see. The 'Net is wide open and and within your control.

Brian

Well said!
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Post by: Big Mike on August 12, 2014, 06:16:29 pm
Doesn't "uninformed" usually describe most news people?
Tragic event.

Pretty much..  :-\
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on August 12, 2014, 11:12:20 pm
13 sins
 ??? ??? ??? :'(
I have to say don't watch it...
1-1/2 hours of my life Netflix owes me back.....
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Post by: Conrad on August 13, 2014, 05:01:23 am
Watched the movie Disconnect last night.

Powerful and VERY well done. I give it 8 outta 10.    :thumbs:

Found it on HBO GO. I'll give it a try. Thanks,

Did you get a chance to watch the movie?
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Post by: Rhino on August 13, 2014, 08:36:39 am
Did you get a chance to watch the movie?

Not yet, finished "The Pacific" series last night. Loved it. Will probably watch it this weekend.
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Post by: Big Mike on August 13, 2014, 10:56:22 am
Local news..
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 13, 2014, 08:32:45 pm
What Dreams May Come with Robin Williams  I think I cried the entire movie.
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Post by: Strawboss on August 14, 2014, 10:59:17 am
Just finished a binge watching of the current 4th season of Downton Abbey after waiting over 6 months to get it from the local library. Good writing, well, its British, that goes without saying. Like the clothes, love the cars.
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Post by: B.D.F. on August 14, 2014, 02:48:36 pm
You know that is really not a true story, right Jim?  :-)

I saw that years ago and it was.... strange. Not awful but really different.

Brian

What Dreams May Come with Robin Williams  I think I cried the entire movie.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 14, 2014, 03:50:34 pm
Maybe, maybe not...
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Post by: Conrad on August 15, 2014, 05:10:55 am
What Dreams May Come with Robin Williams  I think I cried the entire movie.

You should have followed that up with Patch Adams, Mrs Doubtfire, or Popeye.    :)
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Post by: RFH87_Connie on August 15, 2014, 05:13:13 am
What Dreams May Come with Robin Williams  I think I cried the entire movie.


Some interesting tidbits...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120889/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120889/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv)
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 15, 2014, 05:28:09 am
You should have followed that up with Patch Adams, Mrs Doubtfire, or Popeye.    :)

I've seen Doubtfire, but I don't think I've seen Patch Adams or Popeye for that matter.  Between Netflix and Amazon Prime there's quite a few movies I want to watch.
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Post by: Conrad on August 15, 2014, 05:45:07 am
I've seen Doubtfire, but I don't think I've seen Patch Adams or Popeye for that matter.  Between Netflix and Amazon Prime there's quite a few movies I want to watch.

I would recommend both of those movies.    :thumbs:

I Yam What I Yam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhxDQ1g964U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhxDQ1g964U)
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 15, 2014, 06:14:31 am
I use that line with my wife all the time..all I get is  ::)
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Post by: gPink on August 15, 2014, 06:17:49 am
I use that line with my wife all the time..all I get is  ::)
If you follow that with..."you knew that when you married me." you'll get... :battle:
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 15, 2014, 06:36:59 am
Actually I think that she didn't know that and neither did I.  I was 21 and she was 18.....although there were certain signs occurring.
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Post by: Furbo on August 15, 2014, 07:14:32 am
Well,

oddly, been watching "Orange is the New Black".

The story is great, as Im stuck in Afghanistan I can relate to a loss of freedom, institutional food, and mandated clothing.....

The amount of hyper sexualization is way over the top tho.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 15, 2014, 07:26:35 am
First episode series one of The Killing..   :censored: I'm hooked.  Will have to re-watch when the wifey gets home.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 15, 2014, 08:00:00 am
We just finished the last (current) season, six episodes, which closes out the series. Very good series, probably my wife's favorite TV show. It is a little different (not a bad thing at all) in that the first two seasons are one single arc, then season three is a totally different arc, and season 4 is both a new arc interspersed with the end of season 3's arc.

Brian

First episode series one of The Killing..   :censored: I'm hooked.  Will have to re-watch when the wifey gets home.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on August 15, 2014, 09:01:41 am
Well,

oddly, been watching "Orange is the New Black".

The story is great, as Im stuck in Afghanistan I can relate to a loss of freedom, institutional food, and mandated clothing.....

The amount of hyper sexualization is way over the top tho.

I started watching that, didn't expect to like it and wound up binge watching the entire series.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on August 15, 2014, 11:12:30 pm
last night watched The Hunger Games... meh, ok...
tonight watched the Starving Games, parody...hilarious after watching HG....

watching Expendables 2 now, again, just because of the cameo in Starving games....

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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 16, 2014, 04:07:00 am
Motorola Surfboard SB5101
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Post by: Conrad on August 16, 2014, 06:59:22 am
Anyone watching The Bridge? It's bit 'different', good stuff though.   
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Post by: gPink on August 16, 2014, 07:03:54 am
Where do you guys find the time to do all this watching? Except You C, you're retired. I mean everybody else. There's only 24 hours in a day IIRC.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on August 16, 2014, 07:16:23 am
Where do you guys find the time to do all this watching? Except You C, you're retired. I mean everybody else. There's only 24 hours in a day IIRC.

Believe it or not, I never even turn the TV on during the daytime. I only watch at night.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 16, 2014, 11:04:50 am
Where do you guys find the time to do all this watching? Except You C, you're retired. I mean everybody else. There's only 24 hours in a day IIRC.

It's extremely difficult as we tape quite a few shows.  The majority I watch with my wife and she's been gone for nearly a week.  It's tough to catch up as I don't watch them unless she does as well.
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Post by: B.D.F. on August 16, 2014, 12:02:31 pm
We're current with that one as of last night. Not a bad show. Again, my wife likes it more than I do.

Just started in on the first episode of the original The Outer Limits. :-)  This is where Andrea would say that 1) that show sucks, and 2) I like it a LOT more than she does and finally 3).... that show sucks. It is kinda' grainy; it is in high res. but the original film just did not make it to 720 very well.

Brian

Anyone watching The Bridge? It's bit 'different', good stuff though.
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Post by: Big Mike on August 16, 2014, 05:43:54 pm
Yankees post game show on YES Network..  :)
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 16, 2014, 05:47:57 pm
Aladdin...cartoon version with Robin Williams.
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Post by: Big Mike on August 17, 2014, 07:02:04 am
Fox News..
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Post by: Conrad on August 17, 2014, 07:04:16 am
Aladdin...cartoon version with Robin Williams.

You aren't crying again are you?  :'(
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 17, 2014, 07:20:00 am
Not for Aladdin, no.  I'm not watching What Dreams May Come anymore, especially if I've been drinking.
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Post by: Conrad on August 17, 2014, 07:26:00 am
Not for Aladdin, no.  I'm not watching What Dreams May Come anymore, especially if I've been drinking.

This implies that there's a time when you aren't drinking.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 17, 2014, 07:32:34 am
 :)
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Post by: B.D.F. on August 17, 2014, 10:45:33 am
Of course there is a time when he is not drinking! What about the times between finishing one drink and procuring another?

 ;D

Brian

This implies that there's a time when you aren't drinking.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 17, 2014, 12:43:48 pm
Speaking of pouring, I've started buying the very large bottles of Belvedere Vodka.  It's damnably difficult to pour from one of them into a shot glass when the bottle is full.
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Post by: Big Mike on August 17, 2014, 12:58:58 pm
Yankees vs Rays..  :)
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Post by: Conrad on August 18, 2014, 04:34:27 am
Of course there is a time when he is not drinking! What about the times between finishing one drink and procuring another?

 ;D

Brian

That's what a back-up drink is for.    ;)
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Post by: Conrad on August 18, 2014, 04:35:01 am
Speaking of pouring, I've started buying the very large bottles of Belvedere Vodka.  It's damnably difficult to pour from one of them into a shot glass when the bottle is full.

At least you only have that issue once per bottle eh?
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 18, 2014, 05:24:35 am
Until the bottle is half full at least...
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Post by: Rhino on August 18, 2014, 08:09:20 am
Watched Guardians of the Galaxy yesterday. More entertaining than I expected.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 18, 2014, 08:15:35 am
I found out that Vin Deisel was the tree.
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Post by: Rhino on August 18, 2014, 08:16:23 am
I found out that Vin Deisel was the tree.

Perfect speaking role for him, 3 words.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 18, 2014, 08:34:47 am
That's what he was saying on Jimmy Fallon the other night..
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Post by: Rhino on August 18, 2014, 08:41:12 am
I liked the baby groot at the end.
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Post by: Big Mike on August 18, 2014, 11:02:17 am
Local news....
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Post by: B.D.F. on September 18, 2014, 04:37:23 pm
Just started in with Ken Burns' The Roosevelts: an intimate portrait. I have high hopes just because it is a Burns production.

Brian
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Post by: VirginiaJim on September 18, 2014, 05:42:27 pm
Haven is back on and I'm going to watch Sleepy Hollow.  Probably Jimmy Fallon from last night later on.  Show is on too late for me to see live.
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Post by: Conrad on September 19, 2014, 04:50:07 am
Haven is back on and I'm going to watch Sleepy Hollow.  Probably Jimmy Fallon from last night later on.  Show is on too late for me to see live.


I tired to watch and like Sleepy Hollow back when it first came out, I couldn't do either.

Now if you'd like to watch something REALLY good watch Outlander.   :thumbs:

http://www.starz.com/originals/outlander (http://www.starz.com/originals/outlander)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Son of Pappy on September 23, 2014, 09:00:39 pm
What I have seen of Highlander is really good.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on September 24, 2014, 04:49:23 am
What I have seen of Highlander is really good.

Outlander or Highlander?
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Post by: VirginiaJim on September 24, 2014, 05:13:45 am
Toyota has a show?
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Post by: VirginiaJim on September 24, 2014, 05:36:35 am
On a related note, just heard that Inspector Lewis has been picked up for another season.  Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox will be back but our Sgt. Hathaway will now be an inspector (change of series name, perhaps?).  Inspector Lewis will be brought out of retirement to be Hathaway's sidekick.  Interesting turn of events, eh?  You can bet I'll be watching this series when it hits the airwaves over here.
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Post by: freebird6 on September 24, 2014, 02:59:23 pm
Read the books so Outlander is a treat. Oldest son is playing pro basketball in Scotland. Hope to get over there and rent a Kawi  while he is there.

Chicago Fire and Chicago PD are back. Shay died.  :-[

Sophia Bush is stunning

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Post by: Son of Pappy on September 24, 2014, 03:09:17 pm
Outlander or Highlander?
:-[
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Post by: VirginiaJim on September 24, 2014, 03:25:32 pm
Probably about 15 minutes into Gotham.  One of the actors played an a-hole US Marshall on SOA.  He may be type cast as he seems to be playing another bad LEO on this show.  Gordon is just a new detective starting out.  I think I'm going to keep recording it for awhile and see what happens.
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Post by: ZG on September 24, 2014, 03:35:21 pm
Probably about 15 minutes into Gotham.  One of the actors played an a-hole US Marshall on SOA.  He may be type cast as he seems to be playing another bad LEO on this show.  Gordon is just a new detective starting out.  I think I'm going to keep recording it for awhile and see what happens.


We recorded it and watched it last night, wasn't impressed... I'll give it one more episode to get better, if not, then prob cancel the series recording.  :-\


Jada looked hot as usual though.  ;)
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Post by: B.D.F. on September 24, 2014, 07:57:25 pm
Ken Burns 'The Roosevelt's....'. Excellent. We are now on part 4 I think, the period between 1933 and 1939 which is basically the depression era with a touch of the twist that is going to come for WWII (American involvement first in arming Britain, then direct involvement but that won't be until 1941). I believe this documentary captures the essence of the people and the time. Good stuff IMO.

Brian
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Post by: Conrad on September 25, 2014, 05:00:26 am
Probably about 15 minutes into Gotham.  One of the actors played an a-hole US Marshall on SOA.  He may be type cast as he seems to be playing another bad LEO on this show.  Gordon is just a new detective starting out.  I think I'm going to keep recording it for awhile and see what happens.


We recorded it and watched it last night, wasn't impressed... I'll give it one more episode to get better, if not, then prob cancel the series recording.  :-\


Jada looked hot as usual though.  ;)

+2 I'll give this show one more chance.
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Post by: Mister Tee on September 25, 2014, 08:58:27 am
I've been watching episodes of "Bush Pilots" and "Worst Place to be a pilot" on Youtube.  Both are documentaries with minimal staging.  The latter is more interesting - focuses on a small regional airline that specializes in operating out of short mountain airstrips in Indonesia.
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Post by: RFH87_Connie on September 30, 2014, 06:26:34 am
Just finished the 2014 6 episode show called "Happy Valley" on NetFlix.  Each episode is 1 hour.  It's a BBC show, the town is so dreary but pretty at the same time.  Reminded me of "Jack Taylor" that ended too soon.  Ended up being a pretty good show but the first episode took a while to get going.
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Post by: Strawboss on October 01, 2014, 10:26:32 am
Just finished the mini-series "Pillars of the Earth" based on a book by Ken Follet. The book is always better but this show was decent and included pretty much most of the books story within the 3 disc set.

And now just recently I found out me wife enjoys spectacular war movies, "The Longest Day", "Midway", "McCarthur", "Tora, Tora, Tora" just to name the films we've recently watched. Not something most women enjoy.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on October 01, 2014, 10:57:10 am
Definitely on my favorites list...
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Post by: Strawboss on October 01, 2014, 11:10:20 am
What I should say is that she enjoys war movies, I just found this out when I got "The Longest Day" to watch myself last June and she saw a part of it and asked about it. Now we'll watch and she'll want a commentary about vehicles, weapons, tactics, history, people, translations from German to English from me, I do what I can, but she enjoys it all. Westerns too, same thing. I'm not complaining. Just different from what you usually hear or experience.
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Post by: RFH87_Connie on October 01, 2014, 11:14:19 am
Watched "Born Free" last night.  Haven't seen it in many years.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on October 01, 2014, 12:09:06 pm
What I should say is that she enjoys war movies, I just found this out when I got "The Longest Day" to watch myself last June and she saw a part of it and asked about it. Now we'll watch and she'll want a commentary about vehicles, weapons, tactics, history, people, translations from German to English from me, I do what I can, but she enjoys it all. Westerns too, same thing. I'm not complaining. Just different from what you usually hear or experience.

I went through the Patton Museum in Kentucky a few weeks ago.  Decided to watch Patton (the movie) and will be getting a biography to explore further.
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Post by: Conrad on October 02, 2014, 04:38:17 am
Gotham now is out.    :thumbdown
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Post by: VirginiaJim on October 02, 2014, 05:15:02 am
I stopped watching Sleepy Hollow...  Haven may be next...

American Horror starts Oct 8.  Will be watching that.  Supernatural is starting up again and I definitely will be watching Grimm.
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Post by: jettawreck on October 02, 2014, 05:26:30 am
HLN with Robin Meade.
I don't remember anything she says, but for some reason I feel a need to keep abreast of the "news" stories.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on October 02, 2014, 05:29:04 am
HLN with Robin Meade.
I don't remember anything she says, but for some reason I feel a need to keep abreast of the "news" stories.

 :P
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on October 02, 2014, 01:48:56 pm
I didn't watch The Sopranos back when it was on. So I just started watching on HBO GO. Just finished season 1. Pretty good. These series are MUCH better seen without commercials and not waiting a week between episodes and a year between seasons.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: AlbertaDoug on October 02, 2014, 07:52:44 pm
Stalker
 :popcorn: ???
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Post by: VirginiaJim on October 03, 2014, 04:31:27 am
Saw the second show of Gotham...for now it's still on my schedule..

Started watching Gracepoint and immediately deleted it.  Thought it was an abomination.  A known Scottish actor with an American accent.  Couldn't stand it.  It's one thing to have a UK actor and not know that they're from the UK, but to have a very well known Scottish actor (David Tennant) play an American?  :_shudder_Emoticon   At any rate, the show is a copy of Broadchurch that was broadcast in the UK, 2013.

Haven is now off my list.
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Post by: Conrad on October 03, 2014, 04:58:13 am
Saw the second show of Gotham...for now it's still on my schedule..

Started watching Gracepoint and immediately deleted it.  Thought it was an abomination.  A known Scottish actor with an American accent.  Couldn't stand it.  It's one thing to have a UK actor and not know that they're from the UK, but to have a very well known Scottish actor (David Tennant) play an American?  :_shudder_Emoticon   At any rate, the show is a copy of Broadchurch that was broadcast in the UK, 2013.

Haven is now off my list.

One more episode of Gotham and you'll be lunging for the delete button on the remote.

If you get Starz and you're not watching Outlander, you're missing one of the best shows on TV right now. Plus if you like a great Scottish accent, you'll love this show.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 03, 2014, 05:03:55 am
I love any UK accent.  Feel like I'm at home...

I don't get any of the pay channels..
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Post by: Conrad on October 03, 2014, 05:24:16 am
I love any UK accent.  Feel like I'm at home...

I don't get any of the pay channels..

I'm getting Starz for a year free. I called DTV and complained about all the new stuff they offer new customers while they leave the old customers (I've been with them since 2000) out in the cold. They fell all over themselves offering me free programming.
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Post by: Rhino on October 03, 2014, 06:33:59 am
Saw the second show of Gotham...for now it's still on my schedule..

Started watching Gracepoint and immediately deleted it.  Thought it was an abomination.  A known Scottish actor with an American accent.  Couldn't stand it.  It's one thing to have a UK actor and not know that they're from the UK, but to have a very well known Scottish actor (David Tennant) play an American?  :_shudder_Emoticon   At any rate, the show is a copy of Broadchurch that was broadcast in the UK, 2013.

Haven is now off my list.

I have to say Hugh Laurie did a fantastic job with House.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: jettawreck on October 03, 2014, 08:16:33 am
I'm getting Starz for a year free. I called DTV and complained about all the new stuff they offer new customers while they leave the old customers (I've been with them since 2000) out in the cold. They fell all over themselves offering me free programming.

Yep, but they seldom give you a reduction in pricing. And, if you don't want to pay for Stars after the complimentary year you have to call and get it cancelled or you pay full price for that.
If you talk to 5 different people at DTV (or probably any such satelite/cable/phone) "provider" you will get 5 different stories or quotes on packages.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 03, 2014, 02:42:39 pm
I have to say Hugh Laurie did a fantastic job with House.

That he did as does Charlie Hunnam in SOA.  I didn't know that both of them were from UK until much later into the series.
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Post by: B.D.F. on October 03, 2014, 03:26:00 pm
Yeah, it always amazes me when some people absolutely command a certain accent. The first time I ever saw Alan Rickman was in Die Hard and he did a perfect (IMO of course) German accent speaking American English.... so of course I thought he was German. Then he did his American accent in the middle of the movie, again perfect, and I was confused. It was not until quite a while later when I found out he is really English! Amazing.

Brian

That he did as does Charlie Hunnam in SOA.  I didn't know that both of them were from UK until much later into the series.
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Post by: Conrad on October 04, 2014, 06:11:02 am
Yep, but they seldom give you a reduction in pricing. And, if you don't want to pay for Stars after the complimentary year you have to call and get it cancelled or you pay full price for that.
If you talk to 5 different people at DTV (or probably any such satelite/cable/phone) "provider" you will get 5 different stories or quotes on packages.

All that is true but if you're persistent and your threats to cancel sound real, you can get $$ off your monthly bill as I am now enjoying (for a while at least).
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 04, 2014, 06:35:58 am
Wreck it Ralph and the new Star Wars cartoon movie.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: ZG on October 07, 2014, 10:01:14 pm
We're 3 episodes into the new show called "Scorpion", so far it's a winner, we like it!  :thumbs: :thumbs:

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 08, 2014, 04:37:34 am
Supernatural...    I'm going to keep watching Gotham.  Crossed Haven off my list.   May cut off Dr. Who, not enthralled with the new Doctor.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 10, 2014, 04:52:23 am
Wreck it Ralph for the 30th time this week.  Granddaughter staying with us for the week and she loves it.  Actually not a bad flick.

American Horror, Midsomer Murders, NCIS
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Post by: Conrad on October 10, 2014, 05:13:51 am
American Horror: Freak Show.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on October 10, 2014, 05:20:54 am
Yeah, we tried that one on too but not so much with the thumbs up result. The strange 'music' was really interfering with the voice audio too. I liked the first year but I think it kinda' went downhill after that.

Brian

American Horror: Freak Show.    :thumbs:
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Post by: turbojoe78 on October 10, 2014, 05:32:13 am
Wreck it Ralph for the 30th time this week.  Granddaughter staying with us for the week and she loves it.  Actually not a bad flick.

American Horror, Midsomer Murders, NCIS

Watched that last night with my 7 year old daughter.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: ZG on October 10, 2014, 08:58:08 am
Gotham now is out.    :thumbdown


Yep, same here C, we just deleted if off our series recordings too, bummer because I was hoping it would be a win...  :(
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on October 11, 2014, 08:15:34 am
Yeah, we tried that one on too but not so much with the thumbs up result. The strange 'music' was really interfering with the voice audio too. I liked the first year but I think it kinda' went downhill after that.

Brian

We had the same issue with the audio on that show. I had to turn on the captions so that I could tell what the hell was being said.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on October 11, 2014, 09:18:48 am
Yeah, well if they are not going to present a viewable product, I will return the favor and not watch it. :-)  If I wanted to watch things that I could not understand the words being said, I would just go to the Portuguese channel and leave it at that- and I'll be damned if I will use CC for a program made in English, and American English no less.

I think the first season of AHS was OK but it has, IMO, been going downhill every single year since inception. Judging by this very first episode of this season, the trend is intensifying.

Brian

We had the same issue with the audio on that show. I had to turn on the captions so that I could tell what the hell was being said.
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Post by: Nosmo on October 13, 2014, 08:40:42 pm
X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes, starring Ray Milland.  Great old classic.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: rhhall on October 14, 2014, 05:25:57 pm
Walking Dead
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Post by: VirginiaJim on October 14, 2014, 08:06:16 pm
Last week's SOA and NCIS
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: jimmymac on October 15, 2014, 05:55:59 am
KC Royals
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 16, 2014, 12:07:12 am
Zombie Strippers... awesome... recording it now, after waching it three times...
"surgically removing the Obdulla Oblongattah.."

sweet. 8)


" badges.... BADGES..?...  maybe we should get some badges...."


perfect...soon to take the place in history from Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, ..and even { gasp} Rocky Horror Picture show... woo hoo...
OMG the last 15 minutes of this film are the best of 25 years total cinimatography... wow

the trailer is tame, and they have clothes...
http://youtu.be/UVkQCDfIe38 (http://youtu.be/UVkQCDfIe38)

http://youtu.be/eOdSfAO_W_s (http://youtu.be/eOdSfAO_W_s)

http://watch32.com/movies-online/zombie-strippers-1809 (http://watch32.com/movies-online/zombie-strippers-1809)


tune into it on the Independant Film Channel.. and of course, it's in HD... w/ surround..( like that matters..)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 18, 2014, 01:29:32 am
Paladium is doing an awesome 3 hour show right now...
"Strat Pack.. celebrates 50th anniversary of Fender Stratocastor"

wow. awesome lineup... looks like I'm up all night... again... 3a.m. till 6.am.
argggg.just gettin good. and I'm nodding out... :(
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Post by: VirginiaJim on October 18, 2014, 06:27:51 pm
Godzirra!
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 19, 2014, 01:01:32 am
ok kids.. tonight's edition of Clevlands rock is on your ears and eyeballs...
now, don't just watch 30 seconds, and go MEHHHHH (because I will crawl to your house, stab your eyeballs out with a rusty fork, and bury you in a shallow grave)  if you have ANY semblence, of music history, and actual acceptence of what makes MUSIC... you have to watch this.. I don't care if you shift forwards and back, but you have to go thru, and seee... at least some progressions, as Frank would have done it, and his son Dweezle does compiled honors to..

dont't ever complain about mindless, stupid, music ever again... this was art....
enjoy.
http://youtu.be/pOtuqYzJTsM (http://youtu.be/pOtuqYzJTsM)


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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 19, 2014, 01:16:31 am
Godzirra!
hahahahahha
was flippin back and forth between channels, to that exact movie...


you have Time Warner Cable?

hahhhahahhhahahh
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 19, 2014, 06:47:48 am
Nah, got Directv.  Got the movie from Redbox.  It was all the grandkids could agree on.  Wasn't a bad flick.  SF got just about flattened though.
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Post by: RFH87_Connie on October 20, 2014, 06:10:50 am
Started watching the Blacklist - pretty good.
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Post by: jimmymac on October 20, 2014, 06:30:21 am
Moto GP.
Lots of unexpected crashes.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 24, 2014, 10:07:35 pm
OK, some of you who know me understand I have a wierd propensity for singing strange stuff, at the top of my lungs, in public... usually acapello, and ALWAYS in key... I'm just freaking wierd, and I can't help it, but no body ever complains, I guess I sing pretty much.. good.  or else, everyone is tone deaf or afraid to pizz me off... I figure, I just sing well..

so, tonight; we are doing my Cleveland ROCK you biotch thing... it's breif, but very succinct.. these songs, I sing to my grand kids, and maybe.. just maybe, they will sing them to thiers... and it carrys on.


my mother sang this to me everyday, and I mean EVERY day... for 18 years...

http://youtu.be/JcnNb7Pnmok (http://youtu.be/JcnNb7Pnmok)

http://youtu.be/FJ85Hep0kD0 (http://youtu.be/FJ85Hep0kD0)

1961... were you born?
http://youtu.be/OnYEQbEHNZE (http://youtu.be/OnYEQbEHNZE)

yeah.. this is old.. and it's timeless
http://youtu.be/8JEnXWK5-HU (http://youtu.be/8JEnXWK5-HU)

lets hear it for the old man
oh, check out Groucho Marx, lightin a Gar...
http://youtu.be/8JEnXWK5-HU (http://youtu.be/8JEnXWK5-HU)

night y'all

oh, wait. A little Cleveland buzz going.. a lIttle Skinny Little Boy.. ( heheheh me and Momma saw and talked with him a month ago... he ain't skinny. I love ya Alex, we been friends for years/ but you are not skinny anymore..)

http://youtu.be/05jy6MOjDbI (http://youtu.be/05jy6MOjDbI)

nighty night...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 25, 2014, 07:32:02 am
Grimm and Constantine.  Jury is out on Constantine.  This is a continuation/adaption of the movie 'Constantine' with Keanu Reeves.  Unlike the movie, the TV series isn't subtle, but more in your face.  Not sure I like it yet.  The movie is one of my favorites and I have watched it many times.
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Post by: Strawboss on October 25, 2014, 05:42:47 pm
 "Crazy", didn't he write the song?
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Post by: Rhino on October 27, 2014, 10:33:31 am

1961... were you born?
[url]http://youtu.be/OnYEQbEHNZE[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/OnYEQbEHNZE[/url])



I was 6 but I thought Willie was born with gray hair, a bandana and a pony tail.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: AlbertaDoug on October 27, 2014, 09:16:23 pm
Walking Dead
I wonder if Bob was asking where did my
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 28, 2014, 12:39:53 am
SORRY, I know it's Monday... but all days run together when you don't have a job....

video sucks, but the audio... is priceless...


enjoy

http://youtu.be/T_S26f_RI0c (http://youtu.be/T_S26f_RI0c)


wow... hours of music...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: RFH87_Connie on October 28, 2014, 05:08:28 am
The Assets on Netflix.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on October 28, 2014, 05:22:25 am
I wonder if Bob was asking where did my

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 02, 2014, 01:28:22 pm
Bill and Ben The Flower Pot Men: Cabbages - FULL EPISODE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozp8uwUWtBY#)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on November 02, 2014, 02:15:42 pm
Bill and Ben The Flower Pot Men: Cabbages - FULL EPISODE ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozp8uwUWtBY#[/url])


Don't forget Tunderbirds Jim lol

I'm just chilling with.................

KING CRIMSON - Starless - Live 1974 - (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAAqAnCBNKQ#)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 02, 2014, 02:24:53 pm
That's immediately who I thought of....Thunderbirds (the puppets, not the aircraft).  Ah, the golden age of TV..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on November 02, 2014, 02:32:41 pm
That's immediately who I thought of....Thunderbirds (the puppets, not the aircraft).  Ah, the golden age of TV..


There you go Jim................enjoy

01 Thunderbirds Trapped in the sky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytM7GFKbVEc#)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 02, 2014, 02:36:53 pm
Now you've done it.  I've got to order the DVDs so I can kick back, drink beer, and remember my childhood.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: rhhall on November 03, 2014, 07:54:45 pm
I wonder if Bob was asking where did my

Just read this. Good one!! :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on November 06, 2014, 03:37:18 pm
Weren't the "Thunderbirds" marionettes, not puppets right?  Can't remember the difference. They freaked me out anyway, I didn't like them.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 06, 2014, 08:17:29 pm
Dunno.   Watching the last episode of SOA.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on November 09, 2014, 10:11:25 pm
just had to do it....

http://youtu.be/AEKjXPor6B4 (http://youtu.be/AEKjXPor6B4)

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: AlbertaDoug on November 13, 2014, 07:25:22 pm
Chicago PD;        They'll Have To Go Through Me.
 >:(
 :'(
 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: RFH87_Connie on November 14, 2014, 05:13:26 am
just had to do it....

That's messed up MOB.  Are we not men?  We are DEVO!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on November 14, 2014, 07:00:28 am
Just finished watching The Sapranos entire series. Not much of an ending.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 14, 2014, 07:20:11 am
http://youtu.be/NWF2JBb1bvM (http://youtu.be/NWF2JBb1bvM)

http://youtu.be/FoXN-m6trGE (http://youtu.be/FoXN-m6trGE)

http://youtu.be/4fe16XkwJkY (http://youtu.be/4fe16XkwJkY)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on November 16, 2014, 07:50:06 am
Watched the movie Non-Stop last night. This movie was rated highly at IMDB (7 outta 10 stars) and at Amazon (4 outta 5 stars). Normally I really like Liam Neeson but not in this movie! I have to wonder if the folks who rated this POS so highly watched the same movie that I did? Terrible directing and wooden acting. Plot holes so large that you could fly a jumbo jet though 'em.   :thumbdown   
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 16, 2014, 08:04:02 am
That's the thing about ratings..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: AlbertaDoug on November 16, 2014, 09:14:03 am
http://youtu.be/NWF2JBb1bvM (http://youtu.be/NWF2JBb1bvM)



 :'(
We are but     "ONE "

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 16, 2014, 11:10:50 am
For those interested in this sort of thing, I think that I had relatives on both sides (US and UK) in that war, there's a store in England that will export the chocolate to the US.  Once I get the link, I'll post it here.  I plan on getting a few bars. 

Something I didn't know was that there is a chapter of the Royal Legion in the US..  I've donated to them.

http://www.britishlegionusa.com/ (http://www.britishlegionusa.com/)

And of course, for our dear Canadian brethren  http://www.legion.ca/ (http://www.legion.ca/) 


And here is the making of that ad...  I thank Debs (UK forum) for bringing this one to light..  Brought me to tears, it did, without having any drink at all.  And it still does every time I watch it.

Chocolate can be ordered from here.. http://www.britsuperstore.com/acatalog/Sainsbury_Chocolate.html (http://www.britsuperstore.com/acatalog/Sainsbury_Chocolate.html)



Sainsbury's Christmas 2014 - The making of our Christmas ad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx3pQWbysmM#ws)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on November 17, 2014, 05:43:55 am
In a lighter mood....................................

Marty Feldman pops out to make the cocoa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlUdrJ6RPeA#)

Dave Allen on Death (funeral sketch) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt7h3CghJEg#)

1/4 The Best Of Dave Allen...The Comedy Sketches (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbgqtvJOJus#)

2/4 The Best Of Dave Allen...The Comedy Sketches (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IGBkq3i6oc#)

3/4 The Best Of Dave Allen...The Comedy Sketches (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkqz__z7rf0#)

4/4 The Best Of Dave Allen...The Comedy Sketches (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qLW0z5B8iU#)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on December 13, 2014, 07:36:39 am
Watched the movie Lone Survivor last night.  :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative. The four men must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish. Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter) leads an all-star cast including Taylor Kitsch (Savages), Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma), Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), and Eric Bana (Munich) in a movie hailed by critics as “unforgettable, tense, and inspiring.” (Movieline)

Great movie and very well done. A warning though, some scenes are VERY intense. My wife almost couldn't take it as some scenes were so intense they had her trembling. 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: rhhall on December 13, 2014, 07:41:15 pm
Great flick. Very intense.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on December 13, 2014, 11:36:26 pm




this is what i wanted ya to hear....

http://youtu.be/EWVmGrQD36M (http://youtu.be/EWVmGrQD36M)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on December 13, 2014, 11:42:08 pm
oh yeah.



http://youtu.be/nkKuhAxcH7g (http://youtu.be/nkKuhAxcH7g)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on December 13, 2014, 11:49:38 pm
drink some big quantity of Absinthe, or drop some acid....

sorry,

http://youtu.be/lrLvReUNcbE (http://youtu.be/lrLvReUNcbE)

before you drop that acid, heed the wods of the man in black...
r

http://youtu.be/1zgja26eNeY?list=RD1zgja26eNeY (http://youtu.be/1zgja26eNeY?list=RD1zgja26eNeY)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on December 14, 2014, 12:42:04 am
oh, and this
http://youtu.be/fQ-ktGaWYlg (http://youtu.be/fQ-ktGaWYlg)


Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on December 14, 2014, 12:43:08 am
mmmmmm

my whole house is shaking..... seriously.. 300 w does that ..

ih, and the ground Fatali peppers i chucked into  my brownie desert, just added to the heat...

muey calientte... mas calientee...   mmmmmmmm  hot chocolate



now///\
\\\



http://youtu.be/HcrENRIWRzQ (http://youtu.be/HcrENRIWRzQ)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on December 14, 2014, 07:00:26 am
1:43 in the AM. Brownies, hot chocolate, and hot peppers. What else ya got in them there brownies?

(http://cdn4.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads//weed-brownies.jpg)

Got enough to share with the class?   :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on December 14, 2014, 04:00:51 pm
The brownies were free of any controlled substances...
I just had a craving for sumpin sweet, and it was my only choice, seeing as momma keeps the house sugar free...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on December 28, 2014, 03:34:14 pm
Just watched BBC2 doc on Mr Sheene...............................Quality viewing from auntie

Check it out on the iplayer

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04wwfwk (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04wwfwk)


Barry Sheene

Racing Legends, Series 2 Episode 1 of 3

Jim Moir (Vic Reeves) tells the life story of 70s icon, Motorcycle World Champion - Barry Sheene and rides the bikes that are part of the Sheene legend. Moir tells how Sheene rose to the top of his sport and also became a hugely popular public figure, transcending the world of bike racing. As well as taking to the track himself, Moir meets members of Sheene's family, close friends and rivals. Packed with rare archive and home-movie footage, the programme gives an intimate and enthralling portrait of a man who lived life at full-throttle, and who, in his career, survived more than one hair-raising crash.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 29, 2014, 04:18:35 am
Unfortunately, we can't see it from here.  BBC2 doesn't like us.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on December 29, 2014, 06:26:52 am
Last night we watched what might be the two stupidest moves that I have ever seen.

Snowpiercer and Upside Down.  :o 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: stevewfl on December 29, 2014, 06:55:41 am
i'm watchin' you guys post (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/iconhammer.gif)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on January 02, 2015, 10:40:36 am
Still binge watching "Boardwalk Empire". We are just into season 4. Great show, love the music, clothes and cars.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 02, 2015, 12:18:27 pm
Extant on Amazon Prime..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 02, 2015, 12:54:11 pm
Just started watching 'The Fall'. So far (first episode) it seems pretty good although as an American it is a little difficult to follow the intricacies of the interaction of the locals (Northern Ireland) with each other and the English person assigned to help them with an investigation. Also a little surprised at the very mild accents of the Irish actors and actresses: I guess I expected them to all speak like those people in the Irish Spring commercials.  ;D  But the overall show is good and reminds me a lot of 'The Killing'.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: stevewfl on January 02, 2015, 01:48:36 pm
Extant on Amazon Prime..

Amazon prime FTW  ;D
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: rhhall on January 02, 2015, 09:36:33 pm
+1 on Boardwalk Empire
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 03, 2015, 06:53:58 am
We've started binge watching Extant.  Wife is hooked.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 03, 2015, 07:26:39 am
Marco Polo on Netflix. Good stuff!

Anyone else? The blind Kung Fu master who has been teaching Marco is a seriously bad SOB!   :o
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 03, 2015, 10:12:16 am
Yeah, I think we are three episodes into that one. Not bad, lots of nudity (always a plus although even that cannot save a truly horrible series IME) but the blind guy beating Polo with Kung Fu is a little too much like.... well, Kung Fu. It is like they stapled the pages of Caine and Master Po into the Marco Polo scripts. Not bad, just that we've seen it all already.

Now if this new Mongol blind guy turned into a green digital stream of numbers like on The Matrix, I think we'd have something.  :rotflmao:

Brian

Marco Polo on Netflix. Good stuff!

Anyone else? The blind Kung Fu master who has been teaching Marco is a seriously bad SOB!   :o
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 03, 2015, 12:16:13 pm
Yeah, I think we are three episodes into that one. Not bad, lots of nudity (always a plus although even that cannot save a truly horrible series IME) but the blind guy beating Polo with Kung Fu is a little too much like.... well, Kung Fu. It is like they stapled the pages of Caine and Master Po into the Marco Polo scripts. Not bad, just that we've seen it all already.

Now if this new Mongol blind guy turned into a green digital stream of numbers like on The Matrix, I think we'd have something.  :rotflmao:

Brian

Wait...    ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on January 05, 2015, 07:52:37 am
Marco Polo on Netflix. Good stuff!

Anyone else? The blind Kung Fu master who has been teaching Marco is a seriously bad SOB!   :o

Watched all of season 1. Liked it a lot. Got me wondering more about the real story of Marco Polo. Like was he really influential in the court of Kublai Khan. Did he actually introduce the trebuchet to China? And did he really invent a swimming pool game?  ;D
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 06, 2015, 09:29:52 am
Yeah, I think we are three episodes into that one. Not bad, lots of nudity (always a plus although even that cannot save a truly horrible series IME) but the blind guy beating Polo with Kung Fu is a little too much like.... well, Kung Fu. It is like they stapled the pages of Caine and Master Po into the Marco Polo scripts. Not bad, just that we've seen it all already.

Now if this new Mongol blind guy turned into a green digital stream of numbers like on The Matrix, I think we'd have something.  :rotflmao:

Brian

You're right about the nudity Brian. In the case of this show, the nudity is a plus and the show would still be good without it. But with all the nude young Asian women having sex left and right with Kublai Khan how can one go wrong? Fortunately for us viewers, the Khan isn't shown naked! 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 06, 2015, 09:57:47 am
Watched all of season 1. Liked it a lot. Got me wondering more about the real story of Marco Polo. Like was he really influential in the court of Kublai Khan. Did he actually introduce the trebuchet to China? And did he really invent a swimming pool game?  ;D


I think that the game came about when Marco and the blind Kung Fu master went swimming with a bunch of nude Asian women...    :P

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/khan.htm (http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/khan.htm)

In the middle 13th century the influence of the Mongol Empire established by Genghis Khan stretched from the borders of Poland in the West to the Yellow Sea in the East. Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis, became ruler of the empire in 1260 and proceeded to consolidate his power by relinquishing the Mongol conquests outside China establishing his capital at the site of modern-day Beijing.

Nicolo Polo and his brother Maffeo were Venetian merchants and the equivalent of today's entrepreneurs. In 1260 the brothers traveled overland to the Mongol capital and remained in the Khan's court until their return to Venice in 1269. In 1271, the merchants again made the hazardous journey to Kublai Khan's court this time taking Nicolo's seventeen-year-old son Marco with them. It took 3 1/2 years for the adventurers to reach their destination. They stayed with the Khan for 17 years and then endured a three-year return journey to Venice where they arrived in 1295. Marco Polo immediately impressed the Khan with his intelligence and knowledge of language and was soon providing invaluable service as the Khan's emissary and political adviser. Marco Polo's description of his travels aroused the interest of Medieval Europe in the Orient and later inspired Christopher Columbus to search for a Western sea route that ultimately led to the discovery of America.

A Great Battle

In 1287 Marco Polo accompanied Kublai Khan and his army on an expedition to destroy the forces of the Khan's uncle and rival Nayan. Nayan had gathered an army of 300,000 with the intent of wresting power from his nephew. Alerted to the threat, Kublai quickly marched north at the head of a force of some 460,000 troops surprising the usurper, as he and his army lay encamped in a shallow valley. We join Marco's story in the early morning as Kublai Khan looks down on his enemy in the valley below:

"What shall I say about it? When day had well broken, there was the Kaan with all his host upon a hill overlooking the plain where Nayan lay in his tent, in all security, without the slightest thought of any one coming thither to do him hurt. In fact, this confidence of his was such that he kept no vedettes whether in front or in rear; for he knew nothing of the coming of the Great Kaan, Owing to all the approaches having been completely occupied as I told you. Moreover, the place was in a remote wilderness, more than thirty marches from the Court, though the Kaan had made the distance in twenty, so eager was he to come to battle with Nayan.

And what shall I tell you next? The Kaan was there on the hill, mounted on a great wooden bartizan, (a wooden defensive tower) which was borne by four well-trained elephants, and over him was hoisted his standard, so high aloft that it could be seen from all sides. His troops were ordered in battles of 30,000 men apiece; and a great part of the horsemen had each a foot-soldier armed with a lance set on the crupper behind him (for it was thus that the foot-men were disposed of); and the whole plain seemed to be covered with his forces. So it was thus that the Great Kaan's army was arrayed for battle.

When Nayan and his people saw what had happened, they were sorely confounded, and rushed in haste to arms. Nevertheless they made them ready in good style and formed their troops in an orderly manner. And when all were in battle array on both sides as I have told you, and nothing remained but to fall to blows, then might you have heard a sound arise of many instruments of various music, and of the voices of the whole of the two hosts loudly singing. For this is a custom of the Tartars, that before they join battle they all unite in singing and playing on a certain two-stringed instrument of theirs, a thing right pleasant to hear. And so they continue in their array of battle, singing and playing in this pleasing manner, until the great Naccara (giant battle drums) of the Prince is heard to sound. As soon as that begins to sound the fight also begins on both sides; and in no case before the Prince's Naccara sounds dare any commence fighting.

So then, as they were thus singing and playing, though ordered and ready for battle, the great Naccara of the Great Khan began to sound. And that of Nayan also began to sound. And thenceforward the din of battle began to be heard loudly from this side and from that. And they rushed to work so doughtily with their bows and their maces, with their lances and swords, and with the arblasts of the footmen, that it was a wondrous sight to see. Now might you behold such flights of arrows from this side and from that, that the whole heaven was canopied with them and they fell like rain. Now might you see on this side and on that full many a cavalier and men-at-arms fall slain, insomuch that the whole field seemed covered with them. From this side and from that such cries arose from the crowds of the wounded and dying that had God thundered, you would not have heard Him! For fierce and furious was the battle, and quarter there was none given.

But why should I make a long story of it? You must know that it was the most parlous and fierce and fearful battle that ever has been fought in our day. Nor have there ever been such forces in the field in actual fight, especially of horsemen, as were then engaged - for, taking both sides, there were not fewer than 760,000 horsemen, a mighty force! and that without reckoning the footmen, who were also very numerous. The battle endured with various fortune on this side and on that from morning till noon. But at the last, by God's pleasure and the right that was on his side, the Great Khan had the victory, and Nayan lost the battle and was utterly routed. For the army of the Great Kaan performed such feats of arms that Nayan and his host could stand against them no longer, so they turned and fled. But this availed nothing for Nayan; for he and all the barons with him were taken prisoners, and had to surrender to the Kaan with all their arms.

Now you must know that Nayan was a baptized Christian, and bore the cross on his banner; but this nought availed him, seeing how grievously he had done amiss in rebelling against his Lord. For he was the Great Kaan's liegeman, and was bound to hold his lands of him like all his ancestors before him."

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 06, 2015, 10:02:45 am
Watched all of season 1. Liked it a lot. Got me wondering more about the real story of Marco Polo. Like was he really influential in the court of Kublai Khan. Did he actually introduce the trebuchet to China? And did he really invent a swimming pool game?  ;D


http://www.grandhistorian.com/chinesesiegewarfare/siegewarfare-briefhistory.html (http://www.grandhistorian.com/chinesesiegewarfare/siegewarfare-briefhistory.html)

It was also during this turbulent period that the Mongol war-machine steamrolled across cultures and civilisations. This relentless expansion of the Mongol empire helped cross-pollinate technologies and ideas across the entire width of the Eurasian continent. In the west, a Mongol assault across the Sajo River in Hungary on the 11th of April A.D. 1241, was preceded by a rolling-barrage by seven large trebuchets. In the east, the first documented use of hinged counterweighted trebuchets in Song dynasty China was recorded in A.D. 1273, during the Mongol siege of Xiangyang and Fancheng. The Mongols incorporated Engineers and artisans from their conquered lands, and carried them along on their campaigns. At Xiangyang and Fancheng, the Mongols brought in from their newly conquered lands of the Middle East two Persian Engineers, Ala-ud-Din and Isma'il who constructed the first hinged counterweight trebuchets in China for use against the Song defenders. This account runs counter to the writings of the Italian traveler Marco Polo, who claimed that it was his family who aided the Mongols at Xiangyang with their designs of hinged counterweight trebuchets.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 06, 2015, 11:04:04 am
It does seem like the story of Marco Polo is more or less historically close enough to accurate. For me personally, the much more fascinating story is Kublai Khan, who sent emissaries all over the [known] world asking for the most learned men of each region to come to his court and present their views, especially on religion but general philosophy as well. This is very briefly shown in the first episode where the monk(s) traveling with the Polo party depart and / or are killed; in reality, Khan did meet at least one representative of the church of Rome and was extremely disappointed that they (the church) had responded so poorly to what he thought was a great opportunity he offered to spread their knowledge, and perhaps religion, to new areas of the world. The Khan empire was really quite fascinating during Kublai's rule.

The other side of that story involving Polo is a bit more convoluted and as I remember, a lot of the knowledge he brought back to Italy was actually written down by a cell- mate and is interlaced with fanciful stories.

Brian

Watched all of season 1. Liked it a lot. Got me wondering more about the real story of Marco Polo. Like was he really influential in the court of Kublai Khan. Did he actually introduce the trebuchet to China? And did he really invent a swimming pool game?  ;D
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 06, 2015, 11:10:26 am
And that was the true gift of the man- he had a vision and partially executed the mixing of cultures and peoples. Not to the extent that Alexander did, nor perhaps with quite so much grand intent for all humans but still, one of the few people to ever do much in that regard in all of our history. Extremely few successful conquerors in history ever had the intention to make any people other than their own, and often enough not even them, benefit through their conquests.

Brian


It was also during this turbulent period that the Mongol war-machine steamrolled across cultures and civilisations. This relentless expansion of the Mongol empire helped cross-pollinate technologies and ideas across the entire width of the Eurasian continent.
<snip>

The Mongols incorporated Engineers and artisans from their conquered lands, and carried them along on their campaigns.
<snip>

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on January 06, 2015, 11:50:50 am
I think that the game came about when Marco and the blind Kung Fu master went swimming with a bunch of nude Asian women...    :P


 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 06, 2015, 01:18:44 pm
Yeah, and blind Kung- Fu master kept saying he could not tell the women apart from their voices so he had to come up with a different way to identify them....

Brian

I think that the game came about when Marco and the blind Kung Fu master went swimming with a bunch of nude Asian women...    :P

<snip>

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: RFH87_Connie on January 06, 2015, 01:38:40 pm
Just started watching 'The Fall'. So far (first episode) it seems pretty good although as an American it is a little difficult to follow the intricacies of the interaction of the locals (Northern Ireland) with each other and the English person assigned to help them with an investigation. Also a little surprised at the very mild accents of the Irish actors and actresses: I guess I expected them to all speak like those people in the Irish Spring commercials.  ;D  But the overall show is good and reminds me a lot of 'The Killing'.

We watched it too and liked it.  A new season is coming out soon I think.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 06, 2015, 02:58:49 pm
Second season is out and complete. Not sure if there is going to be a season 3 or not. ??

Brian

We watched it too and liked it.  A new season is coming out soon I think.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: RFH87_Connie on January 07, 2015, 05:41:30 am
It doesn't start on Netflix until January 16th.  With it's high ratings, I would hope to see more seasons - but there is no word yet that I can find.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 08, 2015, 05:43:32 am
Watched Guardians of the Galaxy yesterday. More entertaining than I expected.

I watched this for the first time over the weekend and again yesterday.

This is a GREAT movie! I can't remember the last movie that I watched that was this much fun! I missed some of the humor the first time but caught it the second go 'round. If you haven't seen this movie you really need to!

Love it!   :thumbs: 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on January 08, 2015, 06:02:18 am
I am Groot.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on January 08, 2015, 06:48:16 am
I am Groot.

Best role ever for Vin Diesel.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on January 08, 2015, 06:49:50 am
Started watching "The Fall" on Netflix after seeing it mentioned here. Intense! I like it! Also good role for Agent Scully even if the accent comes and goes.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 08, 2015, 07:40:24 am
She kept it well hidden on the X-Files.  I thought that she was American until I saw her on Graham Norton one night.  I was totally surprised.  Now I have to watch that series.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 08, 2015, 09:44:40 am
Well first off, she is an American by definition (born in Chicago). As far as the speech, she is bidialectal (Extra Easy Boys! It ain't even what you are thinking!) having split her childhood between the UK and the US. But certainly in 'The Fall' she uses a UK accent.

And I am disappointed in the Irish accent used by the rest of the cast; as they are really Irish, I assume it is accurate enough but it is not nearly as strong as I think of an Irish Brogue. Perhaps the Northern Ireland accent differs a lot from an Irish accent?

The show itself is really very good. No idea yet if there will be a third or more seasons to the show yet though. The main actor is also the guy who is going to star in the 'Fifty shades of Grey' movie(s) so will probably become far too much in demand for other work than to return to a relatively small TV series anyway.

Brian

She kept it well hidden on the X-Files.  I thought that she was American until I saw her on Graham Norton one night.  I was totally surprised.  Now I have to watch that series.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 08, 2015, 10:44:04 am
Best role ever for Vin Diesel.

You can call his acting 'wooden' without being negative at all.   :)

sorry, someone had to say it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on January 08, 2015, 05:46:07 pm
I'm able to record movies digitally at work and view them anytime in the future. Here are some of the ones I've seen in the last two weeks. I watch a lot of old stuff, things from my childhood and things I've always wanted to see.

Days of Wine and Roses-powerful movie
The Thin Man
Mr. Roberts
Ensign Pulver
The Gunfighter
The War Lover
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
My Fair Lady
Dressed to Kill-40's version with Basil Rathbone
Submarine Command
Johnny Belinda
Miracle on 34th Street-1947 version
The Third Man


Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 08, 2015, 06:48:17 pm
Well first off, she is an American by definition (born in Chicago). As far as the speech, she is bidialectal (Extra Easy Boys! It ain't even what you are thinking!) having split her childhood between the UK and the US. But certainly in 'The Fall' she uses a UK accent.

Brian

I think that she favors the UK as on that talk show she was talking 'naturally' with it. 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: fartymarty on January 09, 2015, 11:18:03 am
I just watched the The Grand Budapest Hotel. I don't get it, I thought it was supposed to be good?  ???  :P

I just thought the whole thing was silly (but obviously not funny silly like say Monty Python, more like a waste of my time silly), was the humor over my head? (buried in the poetry?) Was there any reason for the map of Mexico birthmark and was there a reason for it to be on the right cheek instead of the left cheek? ..or am I looking desperately for something (meaning, humor) that isn't there?
....Could someone here that enjoyed this movie explain just one or two of the most funny parts to me? I promise to look up any big words used in the explanation.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 09, 2015, 11:35:29 am
Me too- everything you said. I do not get it.... at all. At times, it seemed like there was almost some kind of plot just beyond my grasp but then that too kind of drifted away. Not as bad as a David Lynch movie (but what is?) but still incomprehensible. When I see things like that that have such a large public acceptance, I just accept the fact that I have no kulcha and am simply beneath the ability to understand the finer things in life. Not sure what your problem is Marty....  :rotflmao:

Brian

I just watched the The Grand Budapest Hotel. I don't get it, I thought it was supposed to be good?  ???  :P

I just thought the whole thing was silly (but obviously not funny silly like say Monty Python, more like a waste of my time silly), was the humor over my head? (buried in the poetry?) Was there any reason for the map of Mexico birthmark and was there a reason for it to be on the right cheek instead of the left cheek? ..or am I looking desperately for something (meaning, humor) that isn't there?
....Could someone here that enjoyed this movie explain just one or two of the most funny parts to me? I promise to look up any big words used in the explanation.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 09, 2015, 11:37:28 am
I think she can comfortably flip 'back and forth'. As far as the accent, I think she can use either one of those (UK, US) comfortably also.

 ;) ;D ::)

Brian

I think that she favors the UK as on that talk show she was talking 'naturally' with it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on January 09, 2015, 12:03:13 pm
Accent, no accent, I don't care. ;D
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on January 09, 2015, 12:34:44 pm
Accent, no accent, I don't care. ;D

+1  :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: fartymarty on January 09, 2015, 02:41:52 pm
Accent, no accent, I don't care. ;D

re: Deziner's post attached photo: I never cared for her nose, but then I'm not happy with mine either. She is a good actress.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 09, 2015, 03:17:59 pm
Hey, it is a personal thing but she does not melt my butter.... Especially on a TV series with so many really attractive women. In fact, I would push Ms. Anderson into an open elevator shaft is she was blocking my view of this woman: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2703591/?ref_=tt_cl_t12 (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2703591/?ref_=tt_cl_t12)  Even the baby- sitter is much more attractive IMO and before someone screams 'pervert', she is not 15 years old, she is old enough to buy alcohol in the US. But later in the series, she is not much of a baby- sitter either IMO.  :yikes:

All the way back on-topic..... it is still a great series, even down to the last episodes.

Brian

Accent, no accent, I don't care. ;D
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 09, 2015, 05:49:57 pm
Grimm and Constantine tonight..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on January 09, 2015, 06:01:57 pm
Banshee tonight!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 09, 2015, 08:09:16 pm
So much for Grimm and Constantine..  Dateline and something to do with the Golden Globes..  I don't feel like switching the channel.  In Farmville, VA at a hotel.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on January 09, 2015, 08:16:33 pm
Is the remote broken?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 09, 2015, 08:45:14 pm
Not at all...I'm just in one of those moods to have something on but don't care...I think it's lack of alcohol.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on January 09, 2015, 10:24:43 pm
http://youtu.be/qGvMjgLXBi0 (http://youtu.be/qGvMjgLXBi0)

http://youtu.be/ku5UeUT7yIQ (http://youtu.be/ku5UeUT7yIQ)

http://youtu.be/NcGzwyTvkIQ (http://youtu.be/NcGzwyTvkIQ)


oh yeah.....



http://youtu.be/kjq4wYuwgxs (http://youtu.be/kjq4wYuwgxs)


umm hmmm..

you yung bucks better learn.. this is sex music...

http://youtu.be/h9JArvEJ64M (http://youtu.be/h9JArvEJ64M)

yep.

http://youtu.be/UH-AafkQPEo (http://youtu.be/UH-AafkQPEo)

http://youtu.be/zrK5u5W8afc (http://youtu.be/zrK5u5W8afc)

oh yeah, all women melt... panties will come off...

and this is for my wife... always,
http://youtu.be/HMcHbh6HBDk (http://youtu.be/HMcHbh6HBDk)

good night kids, drive safe, and wear 2 condoms.... 8)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on January 09, 2015, 10:57:34 pm
I aint done yet


http://youtu.be/Jp6j5HJ-Cok (http://youtu.be/Jp6j5HJ-Cok)

i was a kid, and this was cool...
http://youtu.be/eh8eb_ACLl8 (http://youtu.be/eh8eb_ACLl8)

and reallllll slowwwww
http://youtu.be/GCO4sRLzsGk (http://youtu.be/GCO4sRLzsGk)

ok all you kids... cool it wit da boom booms... ya gotta enjoy the ol ghoulardi...

ova day...

http://youtu.be/e52cXCrmauc (http://youtu.be/e52cXCrmauc)

http://youtu.be/2gWAAit4WPE (http://youtu.be/2gWAAit4WPE)

http://youtu.be/iI1h72aSKOw (http://youtu.be/iI1h72aSKOw)

and this will put ya to sleep.. my childhood..
http://youtu.be/S7TcPI-vCDI (http://youtu.be/S7TcPI-vCDI)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on January 10, 2015, 06:24:01 pm
Wow...
Metropolis..
On independant film channel... 1927.... wow, I've seen it about 15 times, and everytime I see something different, and more revealing..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on January 12, 2015, 07:16:40 am
Watched the 1953 War of the Worlds last night. Haven't watched that in decades but it used to be a favorite when I was a kid. So cheesy. But I still like it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on January 12, 2015, 05:02:25 pm
Watched the 1953 War of the Worlds last night. Haven't watched that in decades but it used to be a favorite when I was a kid. So cheesy. But I still like it.

Is that the one with the Flying Wing dropping the bomb on those naughty Martians ?

 




Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on January 13, 2015, 12:53:24 pm
Is that the one with the Flying Wing dropping the bomb on those naughty Martians ?

 

Yup! But I was more interested in the light "L" aircraft they crashed in. Couldn't get a good look at it but was wondering what type it was.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on January 13, 2015, 04:34:00 pm
Yup! But I was more interested in the light "L" aircraft they crashed in. Couldn't get a good look at it but was wondering what type it was.

Sounds like a job for ace detective Jim  :hail:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on January 14, 2015, 11:11:27 pm
Plains, trains, and Eric... 2014 Eric Clapton concert tour on Paladia.. twc.
Good concert.
Highly recommended... highly reckmmended.. HIGHLY

Layla, acoustically performed.. great.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 15, 2015, 04:57:38 am
Yup! But I was more interested in the light "L" aircraft they crashed in. Couldn't get a good look at it but was wondering what type it was.


There's a light military aircraft and it's an Aeronca  11CC...

http://youtu.be/V6fpFOx66y8 (http://youtu.be/V6fpFOx66y8)

BTW, nice scene of 4.2 mortars.  My dad was in a 4.2 mortar battalion in WW2 in the battles of the Southern Philippines.

Other notable aircraft:

Mittlewrk Ltungswaffe V-2
Fairey Firefly MK1
Supermarine Seafire III
B-45A Tornado
F-86
T-33
YB-49
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on January 15, 2015, 09:36:29 am
There's a light military aircraft and it's an Aeronca  11CC...

[url]http://youtu.be/V6fpFOx66y8[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/V6fpFOx66y8[/url])

BTW, nice scene of 4.2 mortars.  My dad was in a 4.2 mortar battalion in WW2 in the battles of the Southern Philippines.

Other notable aircraft:

Mittlewrk Ltungswaffe V-2
Fairey Firefly MK1
Supermarine Seafire III
B-45A Tornado
F-86
T-33
YB-49


Cool! I owned an Aeronca 7AC but with Cont O-200 100hp engine and a plexi-glass roof in the cabin making it very similar to an L-16. I miss that airplane.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 15, 2015, 06:02:57 pm
The American Experience, episode 'Silicon Valley'. Outstanding program for us old- timers that can remember that people like Gates and Jobs were really the second generation of first generation electronics people. Just about everybody who is (or sadly, was) anybody was there. I think I can honestly say that this group has had a bigger impact on all of humanity than Gutenberg.

The only one I missed, and in reality he did come along a bit later than the folks who were the focus of the program, was Bob Widlar. How can one not smile at a brilliant person who dismisses digital electronics with the sentence "every idiot can count to one"?

Another excellent episode of A.E. was 'The bombing of Germany'; a very different take on that subject than anything else I have seen on that subject and I am very interested in that period of history.

Brian

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 26, 2015, 04:36:03 am
Tried to watch The Interview on Netflix last night.

I knew that it was going to be bad but I didn't know how bad. What a piece of ****! We only lasted about a 1/4 of the way into the movie before my wife asked me to have mercy and shut that :censored: off!

I think that the target audience has to have been 8 to 10 year old boys.   :pukeface:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 26, 2015, 04:41:05 am
Final episode of American Horror...ending was a bit strange, though.  Hot in Cleveland.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on January 26, 2015, 08:15:53 am
Tried to watch The Interview on Netflix last night.

I knew that it was going to be bad but I didn't know how bad. What a piece of ****! We only lasted about a 1/4 of the way into the movie before my wife asked me to have mercy and shut that :censored: off!

I think that the target audience has to have been 8 to 10 year old boys.   :pukeface:

Thanks for the info. Exactly what I expected. Was going to maybe give it a try but the ONLY reason was due to all the controversy. Now I'll just pass like I would have if none of this crap ever happened.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 26, 2015, 09:21:29 am
Thanks for the info. Exactly what I expected. Was going to maybe give it a try but the ONLY reason was due to all the controversy. Now I'll just pass like I would have if none of this crap ever happened.

Like you I would never have wanted to see this if not for all the brouhaha. I gave in and wished I hadn't. At least I didn't pay to see it. Having my wife ask me to shut it off is really saying something.  :o
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: jimmymac on January 26, 2015, 05:05:33 pm
Die hard on IFC. No High Def here.
Fun looking at the old cars, phones and hair doos. ;D

Can you say Captain mullet, with a bag phone? :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on January 28, 2015, 02:42:43 pm
Yeah, thanks for the info on "the interview" too, I too figured it to be bad, that and after what A$$hat Seth Rogen said about snipers, I'll never watch anything he does ever again.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on January 28, 2015, 03:20:18 pm
Did you hear Liam Neesons' rant after the Paris massacre?....http://gulfnews.com/arts-entertainment/celebrity/liam-neeson-on-charlie-hebdo-gun-control-in-us-1.1439911 (http://gulfnews.com/arts-entertainment/celebrity/liam-neeson-on-charlie-hebdo-gun-control-in-us-1.1439911)

“There’s too many [expletive] guns out there,” he continued. “Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There’s over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America. I think it’s a [expletive] disgrace. Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.’”

Done with him too.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 28, 2015, 03:30:42 pm
Watched Fury last night. Meh- standard WWII yarn written from pages of both 'Saving Private Ryan' and 'Pulp Fiction' sorta' mixed in there. It was not awful but not very good either. They also overdid the CGI quite a bit IMO.

Just starting watching 'The Affair'. So far it is not awful and does have a very interesting and different delivery; the show is divided into two parts in each episode and they are the identical story / time frame but told from the 'his / hers' point of view. The sub- plot is what appears to be a murder investigation and the story is told from the present and past view, exactly the same as the first season of 'True Detective' although I want to be clear that I am not comparing the two series: True Detective was excellent IMO. We will see about this one....

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on January 28, 2015, 03:54:01 pm
Watched all 3 episodes of "Sons of Liberty". Not bad. Would have been a lot better if I had a DVR in my apartment and didn't have to sit through endless Rob Lowe commercials.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on January 28, 2015, 05:34:31 pm
Just watched "Fools Parade", 1971, great Depression era film with Jimmy Stewart, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, a host of other famous 60's and 70's character actors, and a YOUNG, Kurt Russell.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 29, 2015, 04:55:00 am
Yeah, thanks for the info on "the interview" too, I too figured it to be bad, that and after what A$$hat Seth Rogen said about snipers, I'll never watch anything he does ever again.


Did you hear Liam Neesons' rant after the Paris massacre?....[url]http://gulfnews.com/arts-entertainment/celebrity/liam-neeson-on-charlie-hebdo-gun-control-in-us-1.1439911[/url] ([url]http://gulfnews.com/arts-entertainment/celebrity/liam-neeson-on-charlie-hebdo-gun-control-in-us-1.1439911[/url])

“There’s too many [expletive] guns out there,” he continued. “Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There’s over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America. I think it’s a [expletive] disgrace. Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.’”

Done with him too.



These dickheads get a little fame and the public's attention and all of a sudden they think that their opinions matter more than others and that they know how to fix the things that are wrong with society. The sad thing is that so many people sheeple listen to them instead of the people who really do know what their talking about.

Oh yeah, what am I watching? The Fall on Netflix.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on January 29, 2015, 05:21:17 am

These dickheads get a little fame and the public's attention and all of a sudden they think that their opinions matter more than others and that they know how to fix the things that are wrong with society. The sad thing is that so many people sheeple listen to them instead of the people who really do know what their talking about.

Oh yeah, what am I watching? The Fall on Netflix.    :thumbs:
Preaching that crap while standing in front of his latest gunloving kill'em all shoot'emup movie.  :1DeadBanana
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: tweeter55 on January 30, 2015, 08:21:50 pm
'Sons of Liberty' on the History Channel
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: rhhall on January 30, 2015, 11:48:48 pm
Starship Troopers
So over the top, it's a hoot.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on January 31, 2015, 05:42:30 am
Yeah, thanks for the info on "the interview" too, I too figured it to be bad, that and after what A$$hat Seth Rogen said about snipers, I'll never watch anything he does ever again.

Seeing as it was there, momma and I watched it... I found it quite hilarious, and truely a great satire in the sense other word...
After that watched Sabotage,  with the Swarzenator, pretty damned good plot, Arnold really looked old.... man......
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on February 02, 2015, 07:25:12 am
Watched the super bowl last night. Not a fan of either team but really enjoyed the game anyway. Best SB in awhile. Even liked Kati Perry's half time show. Of course my buddy cracking open a bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail didn't hurt either.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on February 02, 2015, 08:20:07 am
Watched the super bowl last night. Not a fan of either team but really enjoyed the game anyway. Best SB in awhile. Even liked Kati Perry's half time show. Of course my buddy cracking open a bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail didn't hurt either.
....not that there's anything wrong with that.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on February 02, 2015, 12:52:37 pm
Nope, nothing at all wrong with that. She put on a hell of a show. Riding a 20 foot tiger then flying around the stadium, she's got balls. Well maybe not but you get the idea.  ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: RFH87_Connie on February 02, 2015, 01:16:51 pm
Wentworth and Blacklist.

Oh yeah, Alaskan Bush People (pretty much a comedy) but my wife is stuck on it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 02, 2015, 01:39:20 pm
Starship Troopers
So over the top, it's a hoot.

The book was better.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on February 02, 2015, 02:06:44 pm
The book was better.

Much!  :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 02, 2015, 02:47:44 pm
This is tempting because I kind of liked the movie..... maybe it will finally be worth learning to read?

Brian

The book was better.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 02, 2015, 03:05:01 pm
Possibly..but then you probably can't read this either.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on February 02, 2015, 03:09:33 pm
He's using a Braille touch screen.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on February 02, 2015, 03:49:30 pm
Final season of Justified and its excellent so far this season.

I actually really enjoy State of Affairs and I didn't think I would.

Love Blacklist and I'm looking forward to Allegiance.

Hated, really hated American Horror Story Freak Show even though I enjoyed the first season and Coven.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: jettawreck on February 02, 2015, 08:13:56 pm
Booze Traveler.
Says something about my viewing options and/or lack thereof. Mostly that I should shut it off and go to bed or something.

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on February 03, 2015, 04:51:32 am
Final season of Justified and its excellent so far this season.

I actually really enjoy State of Affairs and I didn't think I would.

Love Blacklist and I'm looking forward to Allegiance.

Hated, really hated American Horror Story Freak Show even though I enjoyed the first season and Coven.

Justified - :thumbs: :thumbs:

State of Affairs -  :thumbs:

Blacklist - last season I would have given it two thumbs up, so far this year.   :thumbs: 

Allegiance - I'll be watching but it sure sounds a LOT like one of my fav shows, The Americans.   

American Horror Story Freak Show - Previous seasons all get a double thumbs up, this season.   :thumbdown
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on February 03, 2015, 05:03:27 am
Vikings will be starting soon.  :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on February 03, 2015, 05:18:49 am
Vikings will be starting soon.  :)

 :thumbs:  :thumbs:

They already aired a few teasers.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: RFH87_Connie on February 03, 2015, 05:32:12 am
Just finished the Australian version of "Secrets & Lies" on Netflix (6 episodes).  Pretty good, kind of long.  Apparently an American version (10 episodes) is coming out in march.  It sounds like the story line is identical.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on February 06, 2015, 12:11:09 pm
Finished watching the two seasons of The Fall on Netflix yesterday. Outstanding show! Compelling story line, well acted (even with Scully's accent fading in and out), and (this is unusual) excellent directing!

It's a bit slow moving and you have to hang in there but it's well worth it.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 06, 2015, 12:16:44 pm
The Forum....I'm always watching...  Actually I'm bored.  I'm installing a new system and I'm waiting for a tape to finish restoring.   But really, I'm always watching the forum, unless I'm not.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 06, 2015, 12:18:58 pm
Yep, we liked it a lot too. I doubt there will be any more seasons though as the main antagonist is starring in that Grey trilogy and that will probably pay a LOT better than a small TV production in Northern Ireland.

Two more days until 'Better Call Saul'; I have high hopes and modest expectations.

Brian

Finished watching the two seasons of The Fall on Netflix yesterday. Outstanding show! Compelling story line, well acted (even with Scully's accent fading in and out), and (this is unusual) excellent directing!

It's a bit slow moving and you have to hang in there but it's well worth it.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on February 06, 2015, 01:57:02 pm

Two more days until 'Better Call Saul'; I have high hopes and modest expectations.


Its going to be hard to live up to expectations. Everyone will be comparing it to Breaking Bad.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 06, 2015, 09:46:48 pm
http://youtu.be/W9RKP9Sygqg (http://youtu.be/W9RKP9Sygqg)
oh yeah

what do you really want from life?


http://youtu.be/l8mFEBnAImY (http://youtu.be/l8mFEBnAImY)

bon jour ' en tour



amoure.

bon anivraere.



thnank you..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 06, 2015, 09:49:42 pm
bwaahhh hahhh hawww


saw them doing this live, before my face....
man/// don't do acid...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxzaAYclaFo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxzaAYclaFo)

oh yeah, what do  you want from life?????


http://youtu.be/xE_7z5SbJ6U (http://youtu.be/xE_7z5SbJ6U)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 06, 2015, 10:41:49 pm
when we watched "space baby' Where Fee floated above the crowd n wires, and rolled back to the stage, then rolled oust again.... we alll tripped out... the it got wild,,,,

somewhere 3/4 thru the concert.. fug...
http://youtu.be/l8mFEBnAImY (http://youtu.be/l8mFEBnAImY)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on February 06, 2015, 10:53:18 pm
Justified is soooo good this season.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 07, 2015, 01:33:45 am
http://youtu.be/ZtMdTaISq_w (http://youtu.be/ZtMdTaISq_w)

yeah bud,,,



wow, I sing and play the blues, but I have no idea how he can memorize alll those lyrics... unfathomable, simply impossible.

hands down, and head bowed.... I'm not worthy.... :'(
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: rhhall on February 07, 2015, 01:36:46 am
The Big Lebowski

the dude abides 8)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 07, 2015, 02:39:29 am
yes, the DUDE abides... no doubt. 8)


yeah DUDE,  like yer style....

helll, its 4 a.m., and I cant turn this off, it's rockin @ 250 w on the stereo, momma has come out screaming from the bedroom 4 times so far.... it has to be finished, and watched... omg.

thank god she loves me and my voice, as I attempt to emulate, with headphones on....
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 07, 2015, 03:06:33 am
little more morning maniac music...
http://youtu.be/6sVCw3nJJKo (http://youtu.be/6sVCw3nJJKo)

yes, I can sing this, and yes, momma is still screaming.... but she loves my voice... 8)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on February 07, 2015, 05:29:40 am
Justified is soooo good this season.

I love Raylan's sense of humor.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 08, 2015, 04:19:57 pm
wow...
one of the most moving films I've seen in years...
Field of Lost Shoes  on Netflix...
completely filmed in Virginia, the Battle of New Market.
I never understood the significance of VMI, and what took place.... now I have a better understanding.
Places I have stood, and ridden, and experienced firsthand while living there.
Dona and I were in awe from the moment we moved there, and the history and places we saw were so meaningful in understanding the true brutality of war. I think every child world wide should see this, and maybe we will begin to stop re-living the mistakes of the past....
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2477218/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2477218/)

highly recommended film, and one I will watch again.
http://youtu.be/cQcscNUbctk (http://youtu.be/cQcscNUbctk)

I've visited this battlefield, along with a hundred others... and a hundred more small and large cemeteries...some places gave me chills, some places gave me an insight, many downright were haunting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_New_Market (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_New_Market)

I lived in bicycle distance of these 2 battlefields...
spent many hours there...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Haw%27s_Shop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Haw%27s_Shop)
http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/north-anna.html (http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/north-anna.html)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_North_Anna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_North_Anna)


Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 08, 2015, 05:08:27 pm
http://www.civilwaranimated.com/OverlandAnimation.html (http://www.civilwaranimated.com/OverlandAnimation.html)

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 08, 2015, 06:18:59 pm
Well, less than two hours to go and 'Better Call Saul'. Still have high hopes and my expectations have come up a bit too- saw a short video and maybe, just maybe, Bob Odenkirk can be the center of a hour long show. Maybe even a good show?

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 08, 2015, 07:13:22 pm
Well, less than two hours to go and 'Better Call Saul'. Still have high hopes and my expectations have come up a bit too- saw a short video and maybe, just maybe, Bob Odenkirk can be the center of a hour long show. Maybe even a good show?

Brian


better off watching the movie I noted above.... trust me....

 ::)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on February 09, 2015, 04:43:23 am
We watched the pilot for Allegiance last night. Could they have ripped off The Americans a bit more? I think not.

My wife kept telling me how stupid it is. I'm going to give it one more chance before I pull the plug on it but I'm thisclose already. 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on February 09, 2015, 04:30:01 pm
wow...
one of the most moving films I've seen in years...
Field of Lost Shoes  on Netflix...


Excellent! I'll give it look this week.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 17, 2015, 05:28:02 pm
Bullitt...  I'm looking at all the neat cars and the 68 decor...  Is that wrong?  Could care less about the story line..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 17, 2015, 05:40:44 pm
I had a '67 fastback in British racing green.....

Brian

Bullitt...  I'm looking at all the neat cars and the 68 decor...  Is that wrong?  Could care less about the story line..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 18, 2015, 04:11:23 am
One beautiful vehicle, Brian.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on February 18, 2015, 08:24:48 am
Bullitt...  I'm looking at all the neat cars and the 68 decor...  Is that wrong?  Could care less about the story line..

NOT wrong! I happened to like Bullitt but there are lots of movies that I only liked the cars. One that comes to mind is "Demolition Man". Hated the movie but loved the 1970 Olds 442. My first car was a 66 442. Bought it in 74 for $400, blew the engine and junked it in 76. Man I was stupid.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on February 18, 2015, 02:01:09 pm
Just watched these recorded at work
"Twleve O'clock High" Great realistic war WWII movie for the time-1949
"The Public Enemy" The film that made James Cagney, also starred Jean Harlow
"Little Caesar" The film that cemented Edward G Robinson's film persona as a tough guy
"The Thin Man" Stars the lovely Myrna Loy, what eyes!
"The Picture Dorian Gray" Scary film
"Marty" Ernest Borgnine at one of his best parts
"Ivanhoe" Stars a young Elizabeth Taylor
"Blackboard Jungle"  Early angry youth film with Glenn Ford and a young Vic Morrow introduced us to "Bill Haley and the Comets" music

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 22, 2015, 03:59:23 pm
Stumbled onto 'Unforgiven' last night and watched it almost from the beginning. Simply outstanding movie and one of my all- time favorites. Maybe my very favorite.

Gene Hackman originally refused the role of Little Bill with the reason being he just did not want to do another western. Clint Eastwood persisted and of course, Hackman finally did the role. At the Oscars the following year, when Hackman won for best supporting actor, Eastwood asked him what he thought of doing a western now. :-)

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on February 22, 2015, 04:09:40 pm
Great movie...

Will Munny: All right, I'm coming out. Any man I see out there, I'm gonna shoot him. Any sumbitch takes a shot at me, I'm not only gonna kill him, but I'm gonna kill his wife, all his friends, and burn his damn house down.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on February 22, 2015, 04:28:28 pm
You just shot an unarmed man!

Well he should have armed himself.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 22, 2015, 04:33:47 pm
Yeah, the whole movie is a series of excellent quotes;

"I guess you think I'm kicking you, Bob. But it ain't so. What I'm doing is talking, you hear? I'm talking to all those villains down there in Kansas. I'm talking to all those villains in Missouri. And all those villains down there in Cheyenne. And what I'm saying is there ain't no whore's gold. And if there was, how they wouldn't want to come looking for it anyhow."
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 22, 2015, 04:52:13 pm
One very good movie.  One of the best from Eastwood.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on February 23, 2015, 12:02:05 pm
Started watching "Spartacus" From Starz on Netflix. Basically "300" meets "Debbie Does Dallas" only without the plot. It's horrible but for some reason I can't look away.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on February 23, 2015, 12:06:04 pm
The "first" season was great.
The prequel was terrible.
Once the lead actor died, the remaining seasons weren't so good.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: fartymarty on February 23, 2015, 01:08:06 pm
Anybody watchin' Bosch on Amazon? I enjoyed several of Michael Connelly's books (on tape/CD) so I still have high hopes after only watching two episodes. I have to admit that physically, Titus Welliver doesn't fit my mental image of Harry Bosch. So far I can't say Titus is doing a bad job of it. They've switched his military service from the tunnels of Viet Nam to the tunnels of Afghanistan which is OK I guess.
I didn't think much of Tom Cruise being cast as Jack Reacher either (little guy playing a pretty large tall guy), but I still enjoyed the movie. Of course Robert Duvall helped it along, as he always does.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 23, 2015, 01:35:46 pm
It is because of all the breasts. Even in the 14 seconds of those shows where there are not breasts visible, you know breasts could appear at any time. Same reason you cannot walk away from the TV when this show is on.... you may miss a breast, actually two breasts I guess. Maybe more. And then, how could you possibly have an accurate mental ranking of the quality of the breasts you have seen on that show? You would forever wonder, what if I missed a pair of, say, Grade C or better breasts? And who were they attached to? How would you know to look for them in other TV shows in the future. And that is the reason you cannot look away..... too risky.

Brian

Started watching "Spartacus" From Starz on Netflix. Basically "300" meets "Debbie Does Dallas" only without the plot. It's horrible but for some reason I can't look away.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on February 23, 2015, 02:16:42 pm
Started watching "Spartacus" From Starz on Netflix. Basically "300" meets "Debbie Does Dallas" only without the plot. It's horrible but for some reason I can't look away.

We tried it and lasted one episode before looking away.

edit
Brian is right, the show did have one (or two) redeeming things going for it...   :P
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on February 23, 2015, 02:24:56 pm
Reminds me of an old Steve Martin skit about a Vegas show, he goes: "Wow! Look at the tits! There must be 57 tits". A good description of Spartacus.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on February 27, 2015, 11:59:08 am
The book is better.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 27, 2015, 12:30:16 pm
Better Call Saul is turning out better than I had feared it would be. Not yet as good as I had hoped but it is good enough to keep watching with the thought it will improve, or I will stop waiting for it to be 'Breaking Bad' and learn to appreciate it more.

House of Cards was released today. Bet there are a lot of D/L's going on for that one....

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: rhhall on February 27, 2015, 09:12:42 pm
It Might Get Loud  :cool:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on February 28, 2015, 06:17:24 am
If you're not watching The Vikings you're missing a damn good show!

(http://widehds.tk/wp-content/uploads/vikings-tv-series-logo-wallpaper-10.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on February 28, 2015, 07:01:25 am
 :thumbs: goodness from Canada.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on March 01, 2015, 09:44:20 am
Started re-watching House of Cards from the beginning to go right into the recently released 3rd season. Well done show! Frank Underwood is the best evil character since Tywin Lannister.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on March 01, 2015, 11:39:09 am
And something interesting about this series is that it is recorded in an 'R' rated version yet shown in original release on The History Channel in 'PG' format. That means if you view the later releases that were never broadcast, the show has..... wait for it (I said IT!)..... breasts.

So Conrad, you think it is good now, you should see the other version.

 :rotflmao:

'Cause as we all know, men like breasts. In fact, there used to be a song about that, just going by memory....

'Brea-sts, Human Breas-sts.

What kinds of males like human Breas- sts?

Fat males, skinny males, males who climb on rocks.

Tough males, sissy males   [well, maybe not that one so much]

Even males with chicken pox

Love Brea- sts, human Breas-ts,

The Breas- ts males love to see, touch, think about, talk about, think about some more, wonder if we saw a glimpse of one <anywhere>, and of course, think about!

Brian

If you're not watching The Vikings you're missing a damn good show!

([url]http://widehds.tk/wp-content/uploads/vikings-tv-series-logo-wallpaper-10.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 02, 2015, 04:55:18 am
And something interesting about this series is that it is recorded in an 'R' rated version yet shown in original release on The History Channel in 'PG' format. That means if you view the later releases that were never broadcast, the show has..... wait for it (I said IT!)..... breasts.

So Conrad, you think it is good now, you should see the other version.

 :rotflmao:

'Cause as we all know, men like breasts. In fact, there used to be a song about that, just going by memory....

'Brea-sts, Human Breas-sts.

What kinds of males like human Breas- sts?

Fat males, skinny males, males who climb on rocks.

Tough males, sissy males   [well, maybe not that one so much]

Even males with chicken pox

Love Brea- sts, human Breas-ts,

The Breas- ts males love to see, touch, think about, talk about, think about some more, wonder if we saw a glimpse of one <anywhere>, and of course, think about!

Brian

And where is this 'R' rated version?

So you're saying that this 'R' rated version has breasts AND good writing and breasts and good acting along with breasts and a compelling story line?  What about breasts?    :P
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on March 02, 2015, 05:12:00 am
And where is this 'R' rated version?

So you're saying that this 'R' rated version has breasts AND good writing and breasts and good acting along with breasts and a compelling story line?  What about breasts?    :P
+1 pics or it didn't happen
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 02, 2015, 05:39:17 am
This isn't an R-rated forum, guys.  Let's keep that in mind.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on March 02, 2015, 06:00:01 am
http://www.movie-censorship.com/news.php?ID=5782 (http://www.movie-censorship.com/news.php?ID=5782) , for example but widely available.

There are also a lot of still floating around.

Brian

And where is this 'R' rated version?

So you're saying that this 'R' rated version has breasts AND good writing and breasts and good acting along with breasts and a compelling story line?  What about breasts?    :P
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on March 02, 2015, 06:05:11 am
With a new provider, we have a whole bunch of free movie channels for two years. I would not pay for them but seeing as I have them, I occasionally roll through and see what is playing. Watched 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' last night and it is still a funny movie. Then caught the second half of an extended version of 'The Princess Bride' that I did not know existed- remastered in HD and had extended scenes as well as entire scenes that were not in the theatrical release. Again, good movie.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rembrant on March 02, 2015, 06:51:37 am
I've been on a bit of an oldie kick lately...

Watched most of this movie on TV during a storm recently.

Charles Bronson's "Two Too Many" was awesome;)

http://youtu.be/juwwCTBZOCQ (http://youtu.be/juwwCTBZOCQ)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on March 02, 2015, 07:42:39 am
Try this early Don Johnson flick....http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072730/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072730/)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on March 02, 2015, 09:13:13 am
That was a very..... er, different, movie. Not bad, just very different from the norm.

Brian

Try this early Don Johnson flick....[url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072730/[/url] ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072730/[/url])
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on March 02, 2015, 09:39:30 am
That was a very..... er, different, movie. Not bad, just very different from the norm.

Brian

  "Well, I'd certainly say she had marvelous judgment, Albert, if not particularly good taste."   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: fartymarty on March 02, 2015, 09:55:53 am
I've been on a bit of an oldie kick lately...

Watched most of this movie on TV during a storm recently.

Charles Bronson's "Two Too Many" was awesome;)

[url]http://youtu.be/juwwCTBZOCQ[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/juwwCTBZOCQ[/url])
   :thumbs:

There was a line in that movie where Frank said something to the effect of " How can you trust a man who wears a belt and suspenders, the man can't even trust his own pants." I thought of that line about three years ago when I ordered a radiator protector and a front fender extender. I decided that I wasn't being un-trusting, but rather I was covering all the bases. ::)

Regardless of my thought processes, it was a great western.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on March 05, 2015, 03:49:19 pm
Started watching Anchorman 2, what a bad film. Now I know why they spent so much money before the movie came out, they knew it was bad and the only way to get people to see it was staging stupid stunts.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 06, 2015, 04:51:40 am
Started watching Anchorman 2, what a bad film. Now I know why they spent so much money before the movie came out, they knew it was bad and the only way to get people to see it was staging stupid stunts.

I'm sure that they would have had a big hit if only they could involve North Korea in some way.    ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on March 08, 2015, 07:44:10 pm
Madame Secretary. Its ok. A blatant play on similarities of the upcoming presidential elections and how they want to show how a woman could solve literally ALL problems in DC. Its got some weaknesses, but its ok for Sunday evenings.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on March 11, 2015, 06:26:06 pm
Just finished watching "Baby, The Rain Must Fall" , Steve McQueen, Lee Remick, 1965, B&W, decent film but a sad anti-hero downer of a movie, typical 60's. I liked Lee Remick, she was a beauty. Now watching a more upbeat comedy based on a 40's radio show, "Our Miss Brooks", 1956, B&W, Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, who many may remember as Mr. Mooney on the 60's "Lucy" show, Don Porter who played Sally Field's dad on Gidget, and a very young Richard Crenna.
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Post by: B.D.F. on March 11, 2015, 10:31:16 pm
Just finished House of Cards, season 3. Meh. Not the equal of seasons 1 and 2, it seems the plot has kind of lost its way. Still not a bad program, just lacking the dynamic it had previously. Not sure if it will be back for another season or not.

Brian
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Post by: Rhino on March 12, 2015, 08:55:19 am
Just finished House of Cards, season 3. Meh. Not the equal of seasons 1 and 2, it seems the plot has kind of lost its way. Still not a bad program, just lacking the dynamic it had previously. Not sure if it will be back for another season or not.

Brian

I think they moved it forward too quickly. It was better, more gritty, when he was the majority whip.
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Post by: B.D.F. on March 12, 2015, 08:57:56 am
Yeah, plus the original plot is finished. The whole thing was about him moving ahead.... and how he is the President. A lot of series are like that I find- they start out with a strong goal and either 1) meet that goal but have to keep going or 2) just sort of stray off the plotline and get lost.

Brian

I think they moved it forward too quickly. It was better, more gritty, when he was the majority whip.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on March 23, 2015, 02:48:12 pm
Found a new network H & I, "Heroes & Icons", old TV shows, just watched "Rat Patrol" and have a few episodes of "Twelve O'clock High" and "Combat" recorded for later tonight.
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Post by: MrPepsi on March 23, 2015, 02:52:45 pm
Last man on earth.
Hilarious!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on March 24, 2015, 03:36:23 pm
Found a new network H & I, "Heroes & Icons", old TV shows, just watched "Rat Patrol" and have a few episodes of "Twelve O'clock High" and "Combat" recorded for later tonight.

digital over airwaves/antenna, or cable?

I loved those shows when I was a kid...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 25, 2015, 04:34:31 am
From what I gather it's a very limited market over the air waves.  Disappointed that it's not national.  I lived for the Rat Patrol, Adam 12, Combat...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on March 25, 2015, 06:57:39 am
Combat with Vic Morrow! I had a plastic tommy gun that you could pull the slide back and it would rat-a-tat-tat for a couple of seconds. Me and my friends would run around playing combat, of course we all wanted to be Vic Morrow (can't remember the characters name) but I had the tommy gun!
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Post by: Deziner on March 25, 2015, 08:00:58 am
Ah, back in the day when kids could play with guns.
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Post by: Rhino on March 25, 2015, 08:07:29 am
Ah, back in the day when kids could play with guns.

Got that right! Didn't even have an orange plug at the end.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on March 25, 2015, 08:41:34 am
I liked the Johnny 7.  Still want one.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on March 25, 2015, 09:24:39 am
 :thumbs: The swiss army knife of toy guns.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on March 29, 2015, 07:37:04 am
I used to have a Springfield '03 toy rifle with an operating bolt that had a spring captured gold painted cartridge that sprung forward when the bolt was opened. Wooden stock, fabric sling and stamped metal blue/black barrel and receiver. All us kids had one and we played "Army" for hours in the woods, nobody ever wanted to be a German, so we always fired at make believe "Nazis". Never in our 8-12 year old minds would we ever even think about pointing our rifles at the police, much less holding on to them if we were told to drop them cause our hands would be in the air. That's what my parents taught me.........
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 29, 2015, 08:14:03 am
Different days and times, unfortunately.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on March 29, 2015, 08:19:01 am
I used to have a Springfield '03 toy rifle with an operating bolt that had a spring captured gold painted cartridge that sprung forward when the bolt was opened. Wooden stock, fabric sling and stamped metal blue/black barrel and receiver. All us kids had one and we played "Army" for hours in the woods, nobody ever wanted to be a German, so we always fired at make believe "Nazis". Never in our 8-12 year old minds would we ever even think about pointing our rifles at the police, much less holding on to them if we were told to drop them cause our hands would be in the air. That's what my parents taught me.........

That was before "political correctness" and the "kinder, gentler" society we have been forced to adopt. It makes me sad to see what we have become.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on March 29, 2015, 08:37:25 am
Two things and I'll keep quiet because this could turn into something that gets moved. Jim, responsibility is responsibility, that has never changed, what has changed is that its not being taught to a vast majority of children. But, I know what you mean. Deziner, I'm quite politically incorrect, and will never be forced to adopt anything close to political correctness. A good definition is below.


 A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.


OK, done, now back to what we are watching. ;D
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 29, 2015, 09:02:04 am
We watched The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 yesterday.

I was very disappointed with The Hobbit. Most of the movie was just ok for me while some parts were nothing short of lame and I was happy when the movie ended.

On the other hand, Mockingjay was very good and it left me wanting more when it ended. Of course since it was part 1 it should leave you wanting more. It did in a good way.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 29, 2015, 09:21:43 am
I liked the Hobbit but it made me go back and read the book as there were many things in the movie I didn't remember...for good reason.  They weren't in the book.  The movie follows the book from about a 10 thousand mile height.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 29, 2015, 09:37:58 am
One of the things that I REALLY didn't like in the Hobbit was how lame the Orcs were as fighters.

You saw how fearsome and very well trained they were. By the way they looked almost no one would stand a chance against one, let alone an entire army of them. Yet when it came down to it, kids were picking up swords and making minced meat of the damn things! Are Orcs made of butter or what? 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 29, 2015, 09:49:05 am
Parkay.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on March 29, 2015, 10:09:30 am
"I Can't Believe It's Not Butter"
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 30, 2015, 04:22:36 am
MotoGP racing.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on March 30, 2015, 07:37:08 am
MotoGP racing.

Weekend after next at COTA!! Yeah baby!
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Post by: MrPepsi on March 30, 2015, 10:00:52 am
Walking Dead finale was awesome.
Justified is almost over, its so good right now.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 31, 2015, 04:40:27 am
Walking Dead finale was awesome.

 :thumbs:  Possibly one of the best season finales EVER!

Justified is almost over, its so good right now.

+1 Maybe Justified will get picked up by another network? We can hope at least.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 01, 2015, 04:29:08 am
:thumbs:  Possibly one of the best season finales EVER!

+1 Maybe Justified will get picked up by another network? We can hope at least.

Whatever network picks it up (if ever) will have to justify it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on April 01, 2015, 04:51:40 am
Whatever network picks it up (if ever) will have to justify it.


The Office - Rimshot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obKLdou0LH0#)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rembrant on April 02, 2015, 06:09:04 am
Ahhh, the 70's...

http://youtu.be/EXOQoAhfFac (http://youtu.be/EXOQoAhfFac)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 02, 2015, 06:17:43 am
The Croods
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on April 02, 2015, 06:29:34 pm
A small 4 cylinder 100 year old of Fiat

https://grrc.goodwood.com/race/historic/28-5-litre-fiat-s76-runs-first-time-100-years#WzLIQPcVsfu2D0lE.97

https://grrc.goodwood.com/festival-of-speed/latest/video-legendary-28-litre-fiat-s76-driven-for-the-first-time-in-100-years#Ts5LUJDjbUswFSWb.97

https://grrc.goodwood.com/race/historic/video-28-5-litre-fiat-s76-attempting-land-speed-record#Jt8cxcUH80KbxVHz.97

110000BHP

https://grrc.goodwood.com/race/modern/video-drive-110000bhp-speed-sound#AQeSfhoLpBk7Hepz.97
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 03, 2015, 04:30:57 am
Now I understand... :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 03, 2015, 07:12:05 am
A small 4 cylinder 100 year old of Fiat

https://grrc.goodwood.com/race/historic/28-5-litre-fiat-s76-runs-first-time-100-years#WzLIQPcVsfu2D0lE.97

https://grrc.goodwood.com/festival-of-speed/latest/video-legendary-28-litre-fiat-s76-driven-for-the-first-time-in-100-years#Ts5LUJDjbUswFSWb.97

https://grrc.goodwood.com/race/historic/video-28-5-litre-fiat-s76-attempting-land-speed-record#Jt8cxcUH80KbxVHz.97

110000BHP

https://grrc.goodwood.com/race/modern/video-drive-110000bhp-speed-sound#AQeSfhoLpBk7Hepz.97

Without a muffler that Fiat IS a beast!  :goodpost:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: AlbertaDoug on April 05, 2015, 05:44:25 am
Ahhh, the 70's...

[url]http://youtu.be/EXOQoAhfFac[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/EXOQoAhfFac[/url])


They say he got lucky and " Broke his Back" and had suffered this injury several times before.

Better body work and bigger wings, maybe.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 05, 2015, 05:58:33 am
Ahhh, the 70's...

[url]http://youtu.be/EXOQoAhfFac[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/EXOQoAhfFac[/url])


I give up. How was this supposed to work? Assuming the car didn't disintegrate immediately, how was he supposed to hit the landing on the other side?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on April 05, 2015, 08:31:40 am
I give up. How was this supposed to work? Assuming the car didn't disintegrate immediately, how was he supposed to hit the landing on the other side?

It was all figured our by the guy that determined that a Lincoln Mark was the appropriately aerodynamic missile ro install a rocket in. And it would reach 280 MPH in what appeared to be far less than1/2 mile.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on April 07, 2015, 06:05:57 am
Finishing up binge watching "Boardwalk Empire" Wednesday night, moving to "Monuments Men".
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 07, 2015, 11:18:05 am
Monuments Men was a pretty good flick.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on April 07, 2015, 05:37:11 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmNXCJt7K3Q&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmNXCJt7K3Q&feature=youtu.be)

Enjoy
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on April 07, 2015, 05:49:46 pm

Enjoy

Man I just ate a bunch of greasy tacos and that was making me seasick.  :-\
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 07, 2015, 05:52:15 pm
All this for bangers and mash?  Which bike was you, Charlie?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on April 07, 2015, 06:03:37 pm
Man I just ate a bunch of greasy tacos and that was making me seasick.  :-\

All this for bangers and mash?  Which bike was you, Charlie?

In my dreams Jim..................those boys have skills I cannot begin to comprehend as they cover the 31+mile lap at average speeds I only hit in straight lines for seconds at a time............... :hail:

just check out the zero tolerance of any error on their part.................no run off ............normal cambered poor surface road, solid object as in house to hit while maxing out  :1DeadBanana

I'm amazed they can sit on the bike as the size of their balls goes beyond comprehension  :popcorn:



 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on April 07, 2015, 06:11:42 pm
All this for bangers and mash?  Which bike was you, Charlie?


Just for you Jim................pictures of todays Bangers and Mash  :thumbs:

http://www.gtr1400.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=4751.0 (http://www.gtr1400.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=4751.0)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on April 07, 2015, 06:22:52 pm
Great thread Charlie.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on April 07, 2015, 06:32:54 pm
Great thread Charlie.  :thumbs:

Thanks mate...................just got to get my reply and photos in after work later today lol
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on April 10, 2015, 06:52:31 am
Just finished the last episode of "Boardwalk Empire". To me this last season seemed rushed and it looked as they filmed it on the fly, just throwing in shootings and killing off characters left and right. Weak. Still, so much better than any of the crap on regular TV though.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on April 10, 2015, 08:14:33 pm
Just finished watching the new version of Total Recall (2012) and I just cannot get the bad taste out of my eyes. What a terrible movie. The original (1990) was not good either but I really do not think it was as bad as the later one.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 10, 2015, 08:42:17 pm
I liked the original one better.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on April 10, 2015, 08:58:59 pm
Heard they are doing a remake of "Ghost Busters", with an all woman cast. Uh, yeah, ok.....
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: rhhall on April 11, 2015, 01:07:40 am
Trailer Park Boys

"Smokes...Let's go"  :finger_fing11:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on April 16, 2015, 08:28:52 pm
Watching an Australian TV show called "A Place To Call Home". First season came out in 2013 I think, thats what we are watching. Its basically a soap opera set in 1953, its well made though, well, compared to U.S. TV anyhow, I love the cars used and the ones in the background too. It has story lines not depicted in the U.S. which is different, which makes it appealing.
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Post by: MrPepsi on April 17, 2015, 09:20:04 am
X-Files, from the beginning. Yeah I went there.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 17, 2015, 10:41:47 am
Any why not?  It was a good series.

It's on Netflix.  Watching the pilot now..  Oh joy, the smoking man is there!

 :thumbs:

What's interesting to me is watching the character development through the years.  I remember, sort of, how it ended and these characters on the pilot seem nothing like what they were at the end.  Well, you've created a monster in that I have to see all of them again.....now how to tell the wife?
 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on April 17, 2015, 01:52:03 pm
Lucky for me I can watch them on my phone while I'm at work, "working."
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 17, 2015, 01:58:07 pm
So can I, actually, on a large HD screen...  Work out of the home.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on April 21, 2015, 11:26:40 am
American Odyssey.

http://www.nbc.com/american-odyssey (http://www.nbc.com/american-odyssey)

Anyone watching?

So far so good. It could be a great show.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on April 21, 2015, 12:04:15 pm
Yes, we made it through episode 1 and it looked great.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 21, 2015, 12:04:25 pm
Watched first 2 episodes of season 5 Game of Thrones. Still a well done series. Read that they are now going off books and will not be following the books.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: fartymarty on April 24, 2015, 04:05:54 pm
About an hour from home I had lunch with a friend (and exchanged money for a windshield) followed by a local motorcycle group monthly dinner about 5 hours later. In between I thought I'd go to a cycle shop I'd heard about and never been to, and maybe take in a movie. I go to the cycle shop and they don't have what I want except for some Butler maps. So I search on my phone for some movies that will start and end in my time window and be located nearby. I decide on Monkey Kingdom since rotten tomatoes rates it high. However when I get there (on a Saturday) there are a million kids and their moms waiting to get in and see it.
Hmmmm...an old guy all by himself (me) going in there is going to look like some kind of perv just wanting to be around the little kiddies. I check the schedule and the only other showing that fits my time window is Furious Seven. Not very likely, but just to be sure I use my phone and check rotten tomatoes again and it says it's fresh with 82% of the critics giving it good reviews. What the heck, in I go.
Big big mistake.
 What a piece of ...stuff that sticks to your shoe in a dog park. Too many explosions, ridiculous fake stunts, terrible plot, and watching Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel trying to emote to one another was just painful. My head still hurts. I can only imagine that most of the critics gave it a thumbs up because it was Paul Walker's last movie. Next time I just think I'll go home and make the two hour round trip twice in a day.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 24, 2015, 07:53:58 pm
Yet, they are insanely popular.  I've maybe seen the first one but none afterwards.  I don't plan on changing that.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 27, 2015, 07:30:59 am
Yet, they are insanely popular.  I've maybe seen the first one but none afterwards.  I don't plan on changing that.

+2 I hated the first one. A bunch of glorified criminals. When they killed the truck driver and then blamed the victim for trying to defend himself, I got so mad I haven't watched one since and still even avoid Vin Diesel because if left such a bad taste in my mouth.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 27, 2015, 07:45:17 am
Watched "Letters from Iwo Jima" for the second time this weekend. Hadn't seen it since it first came out. One of, if not the best movie Clint Eastwood ever made. Very powerful.

Then Sunday night I watched the 2014 version of "Godzilla" expecting it to be total crap and to turn it off after a few minutes. There it was on HBO Now and thought I'd just check out the special effects of the monster. But amazingly I watched the whole thing. I wouldn't say it was a great movie but far far better than the Mathew Broderick version and I found it entertaining. Some really good stars, Brian Cranston, Ken Watanabe (also in "Letters") and David Strathiirn. Even Elizabeth Olsen (one of the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen twins) did a pretty good job.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: freebird6 on April 27, 2015, 07:58:39 am
Two seasons of ORPHAN BLACK . Someone at work asked about it and I told them I had been watching for a while. Now everyone there is doing the catch up to this season thing. 
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Post by: VirginiaJim on April 27, 2015, 04:19:23 pm
The riots in Baltimore..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on April 27, 2015, 04:28:18 pm
The riots in Baltimore..
I heard the gangbanger leadership called a truce between each other so they could target the cops.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 27, 2015, 04:35:06 pm
The riots in Baltimore..

What are they whining about this time?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 27, 2015, 04:49:38 pm
Another person died in police custody...  They aren't whining, they're angry.  The police are using much restraint at the moment.  I rather think that they (police) are waiting for reinforcements, which are coming from surrounding counties and the state.  The National Guard has been put on alert.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on April 27, 2015, 04:56:02 pm
I never did hear what they stopped the dead guy for in the first place.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on April 27, 2015, 05:59:29 pm
I would be inclined to believe that there is no reason for a prisoner to suffer a severed spine while being transported by the police.

Even "mixing it up" with the police I can understand. The looting and destruction of private property, however, is inexcusable.

Waiting for the "internal investigation"  to conclude may be the propper course of action but it's not like we haven't seen police indiscretions swept under the rug. I bet the officers that abused the prisoner were not on the front lines of the riot force. If I was on the Baltimore PD, I would want a piece of the jackasses that caused this mess
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on April 28, 2015, 08:19:30 am
Looks to me like the riot leaders are banking on an "incident" to further their cause and create an excuse for the unrest, not the first time this has happened. Right now though, I'm highly suspicious of a person in custody sustaining a fractured vertebrae. In the end, sadly, the people who suffer the most are the innocent property owners that have lost or had their houses and businesses destroyed, which impacts the whole area as now people will have to go somewhere else to shop and live. If I rioted every time I disagreed with something, there would be no Cleveland. Strangely, a recent episode of "Blue Bloods" portrayed something very similar to what is happening, ironic how art imitates life, or is it how life imitates art?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 01, 2015, 11:24:00 pm
http://youtu.be/F0IaaYlOn58 (http://youtu.be/F0IaaYlOn58)

http://youtu.be/yFP4J6BRVRU (http://youtu.be/yFP4J6BRVRU)

you Christians are gonna have to go to church and pray and ask for penance after watching this... just saying.
I'll add, we had to do mind altering drugs in the 70's, to see what this guy made visible... if we watched that on acid, we'ed be in an asylum... well, maybe some kids would..... not me tho... I like it...

don't let your childrn watch this stuff.... it will mess them up.....  ::) ::) 8)

http://youtu.be/hekhwWGdzys (http://youtu.be/hekhwWGdzys)


EDIT:

well, after watching all that, I stumbled upon this one... and just had to watch the whole thing.... OMG

I have never seen more people "flying" in the air than in this crowd, and the finale 'ode to Ozzie made it worth loosing sleep...

enjoy
http://youtu.be/my9Auskhj8w (http://youtu.be/my9Auskhj8w)

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: rhhall on May 02, 2015, 12:41:28 am
Fight Club
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 04, 2015, 01:01:25 am
Seven Samurai
3 hrs and a half... of classic b&w movie ...
I've watched this probably 30 times, and can always watch it  again.

Something about karma, and life... I dunno.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: RFH87_Connie on May 04, 2015, 05:47:16 am
I just got a Netflix email that said season 3 of Longmire is out.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on May 04, 2015, 08:13:03 am
Unfortunately that is just a release or a previously aired season.
The new season comes out towards the end of this year only on Netflix.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: RFH87_Connie on May 04, 2015, 08:26:02 am
That's what I was thinking.  At least I can watch the season all at once again, I think I missed a few episodes anyway.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on May 04, 2015, 11:01:00 pm
"Why Aircraft Crash" on the Weather Channel
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on May 21, 2015, 12:18:39 pm
Started watching "Birdman" with Michael Keaton, I knew I was in trouble when it opened with him levitating off the floor of his dressing room in his underwear, ok, so I thought, keep an open mind, this thing won lots of awards, not that it means anything cause it don't nowdays from Hollyweird. I last all of 15 minutes, and I'm glad I did cause everyone I talked to said it was a total waste of 2 hours. Of the 15 minutes I subjected myself to I can say it was really DUMB! Sorry, I didn't get it and I wasn't about to try cause I don't care. Stupid and meandering are two words that come to mind. Don't waste your time.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 21, 2015, 02:50:18 pm
Thanks.  You saved 15 minutes of my life!  :finger_fing11:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: jettawreck on May 21, 2015, 08:47:08 pm
"Why Aircraft Crash" on the Weather Channel

It's always pilot error.
Unless they crash it on purpose, then it's someone else's fault because they should have done something earlier.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Tim on May 22, 2015, 07:38:51 pm
Quote
It's always pilot error.

Pretty brash statement. I know of a couple of Migs that crashed after meeting F14 Tom Cats. I remember when it was Tomcats 2 Migs 0. For an example. Then Dersert Storm. Not many of Iraq's fighter flew after a couple of days of 15's and 16's flying CAP. Oh you mean regulat aircraft. I lost a cousin in a Super Cub after the engine quit. 

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on May 24, 2015, 07:07:10 pm
The National Memorial Day Concert on PBS.  :'(  :salute:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 30, 2015, 04:29:11 pm
in honor of hockeytime..
watched Goon on Netflix... pretty good film, for what it was worth..
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Post by: MrPepsi on May 30, 2015, 10:07:09 pm
in honor of hockeytime..
watched Goon on Netflix... pretty good film, for what it was worth..

Youngblood should be next.
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Post by: rwnielsen on May 31, 2015, 09:08:34 am
Just watched The Sixth Sense w/Bruce Willis, the "I see dead people" movie on Netflix. Surprisingly good
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Post by: VirginiaJim on May 31, 2015, 03:54:44 pm
I watched Box Trolls on Netflix.  Glad I didn't pay a lot for it.  Pretty dark movie.  Reminded me of something Tim Burton would do.
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Post by: Rhino on June 01, 2015, 07:19:19 am
Started watching "Manhattan" on Hulu. Only 2 episodes in but interesting so far. Wondering if there really was that much initial resistance to the implosion type design.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on June 01, 2015, 08:27:01 pm
Documentary about the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier..brought tears to my eyes it did.  I'm just a sentimental softie when it comes to such things.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Elizabeth-class_aircraft_carrier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Elizabeth-class_aircraft_carrier)
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Post by: Charlie747 on June 02, 2015, 04:00:32 am
Documentary about the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier..brought tears to my eyes it did.  I'm just a sentimental softie when it comes to such things.

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Elizabeth-class_aircraft_carrier[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Elizabeth-class_aircraft_carrier[/url])


As usual for us the politicians screw around with the plans  :thumbdown
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Post by: VirginiaJim on June 02, 2015, 04:03:30 am
As they do over here..
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Post by: MrPepsi on June 02, 2015, 09:53:22 am
Hannibal returns June 4th!
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Post by: VirginiaJim on June 02, 2015, 04:59:36 pm
As usual for us the politicians screw around with the plans  :thumbdown

I can't believe that they are using the F-35..  Don't you guys still have Harriers?
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Post by: AlbertaDoug on August 30, 2015, 07:36:21 pm
Ancients Behaving Badly - Gengis Khan
National Geographic
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Post by: Strawboss on September 01, 2015, 09:48:46 am
Old film, "Written on the Wind", all star cast, Rock Hudson, Dorothy Malone- in Oscar winning role-, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack. Its about a mans life and business downfall at the hands of his spoiled children. Color, 1956.
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Post by: AlbertaDoug on September 01, 2015, 05:43:30 pm
Robbie Madison's PIPE DREAM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lDi9uFcD7XI    8)
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Post by: Strawboss on September 07, 2015, 10:33:30 am
"Glory Stompers" 1967, biker film, Dennis Hopper, Jock Mahoney, and a young Casey Kasem, fun to watch all the non-HD bikes, lots of Honda's and Triumphs in these old biker movies, it has something for everyone, bikes, drugs, sex, nudity, girl fights, guy fights, and a film so bad that its good. ;D
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Post by: sherob on September 08, 2015, 12:55:02 pm
Fear The Walking Dead...  :yikes:
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Post by: Rhino on September 16, 2015, 10:49:32 am
Watched "Lawrence of Arabia" for the first time. Not sure it was worth the almost 4 hours of time but I did like the Brough Superior bike in the first minute of the move. Apparently one of his (T. E. Lawrence) bikes sold at auction for like 1/4 million dollars.

(http://brough-superior.com/files/cms/news/bild1_1765.jpg)
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Post by: sherob on September 16, 2015, 12:30:27 pm
Watched "Lawrence of Arabia" for the first time. Not sure it was worth the almost 4 hours of time but I did like the Brough Superior bike in the first minute of the move. Apparently one of his (T. E. Lawrence) bikes sold at auction for like 1/4 million dollars.


I watched the restored version a while back... was amazed how blue Peter O'Toole's eyes were in it!  I really enjoyed it, appreciated it for what it was for when it was made.  Kinda like watching The Searchers, old John Wayne movie... just amazing color and story I guess.
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Post by: Rhino on September 16, 2015, 12:48:11 pm
Hey sherob, I like your signature. Mine should be:

Austin, TX... missing Colorado!
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Post by: sherob on September 16, 2015, 12:54:06 pm
I lived in the Houston area for almost 30 years, 1979 till 2007... moved to Denver in 2007... do miss Texas, friends and family... food... HEB, fresh seafood, real bbq, Chuy's and Los Cucos, Taste Of Texas steaks, real TexMex... LOL!!!  Don't miss traffic that much.  LOL!!! 
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Post by: Conrad on September 18, 2015, 04:50:40 am
I was flipping through the channels yesterday and landed on an episode of CHIPS. My oldest son used to love this show.

Hey, is that Bruce Jenner? Damn, that 'guy' can't act AT ALL. It was near the end of the show and the credits rolled as I watched for 'his' name. Wait a minute. Bruce Jenner isn't listed but Caitlyn Jenner is.  :o 

What the hell? 'He' wasn't Caitlyn back then! I can't believe that they had to go back and change the credits in order to change 'his' name. Wow.
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Post by: jettawreck on September 18, 2015, 08:48:15 am
I was flipping through the channels yesterday and landed on an episode of CHIPS. My oldest son used to love this show.

Hey, is that Bruce Jenner? Damn, that 'guy' can't act AT ALL. It was near the end of the show and the credits rolled as I watched for 'his' name. Wait a minute. Bruce Jenner isn't listed but Caitlyn Jenner is.  :o 

What the hell? 'He' wasn't Caitlyn back then! I can't believe that they had to go back and change the credits in order to change 'his' name. Wow.

Yeah, was still "Bruce".
Wonder if they have to rewrite the Olympic record books.
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Post by: MrPepsi on September 18, 2015, 09:04:49 am
Kurt Sutter from Sons of Anarchy fame, now has Bastard Executioners. I almost turned it off after 10 minutes, but we powered through the first hour of the first episode. Doubt we will keep watching it. Seems hard to follow, boring, and very gory.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on September 18, 2015, 09:55:42 am
Watched a documentary about Bill Genaust, the photographer that was standing next to Joe Rosenthal who took the famous black and white picture of the flag raising on Iwo Jima and recorded the event on 16mm color motion picture camera. Joe Rosenthal went on to win the Pulitzer Prize and become famous. Bill Genaust died on Iwo 9 days later and has been lost to history. He died going into a tunnel and was machine-gunned by a Japanese hold out. Per policy, the Marines blew up the tunnel and sealed it instead of going in after him. Later attempts to recover the body of Bill Genaust including one in the 2000's proved unsuccessful. Many believed that Rosenthal staged the famous photo. It was Genaust's film that proved it was real. Yes it was the second time a US flag was raised on Iwo but when a general saw the first flag he thought it was too small and ordered another larger flag. That raising was just as dangerous and was real.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 18, 2015, 10:06:54 am
Kurt Sutter from Sons of Anarchy fame, now has Bastard Executioners. I almost turned it off after 10 minutes, but we powered through the first hour of the first episode. Doubt we will keep watching it. Seems hard to follow, boring, and very gory.

We probably got through about 20 minutes and decided it wasn't for us...for the same reasons.  Fingers crossed for Fargo and American Horror.
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Post by: MrPepsi on September 18, 2015, 10:17:27 am
We probably got through about 20 minutes and decided it wasn't for us...for the same reasons.  Fingers crossed for Fargo and American Horror.


Oh man, Fargo looks great. Ok really the trailers look pretty bland, but knowing just how good season 1 was, I know it will be just as awesome.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on September 18, 2015, 02:50:39 pm
I just couldn't take Gemma seriously especially with that accent.  I hope it does well for Sutter but I think it's going to be a stinker.  Everyone is getting on the 'thrones bandwagon.
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Post by: rhhall on September 18, 2015, 09:36:04 pm
Hope they have another Billy Bob character in Fargo.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 19, 2015, 03:27:54 am
I don't know if I could take another character like that.  He was one scary dude.
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Post by: Strawboss on September 19, 2015, 08:20:43 am
"Magnificent Obsession", 1954, Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman, great old film, actually a remake, original was from 1935 starring Irene Dunne and a very young Robert Taylor.
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Post by: B.D.F. on October 28, 2015, 05:38:14 pm
Notorious. Interesting film, not crazy about the ending. But it does have Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains so really, how bad could it be? Not 'Casablanca' but pretty good for classic film noir.

Tonight is North by Northwest. I have lesser expectations for this one though.... Tough to compete with Humphrey Bogart in the same era IMO. Casablanca and Sahara are just outstanding movies if you can get into the right mindset for watching them IMO.

Brian
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Post by: Rhino on October 29, 2015, 08:23:26 am
Watched "Taking Chance" with Kevin Bacon. Very moving movie. A Marine Lt. Col, feeling guilty about not volunteering to go to Afghanistan in 2004 and upset about the many casualties volunteered for escort duty to bring the body of a marine pvt home and wrote a journal about the experience. This movie is based on that journal. Maybe one of Kevin Bacon's best movies.
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Post by: rhhall on October 30, 2015, 12:11:13 am
Checking out the new Fargo. Very dark but what else could you expect from the Coens.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 30, 2015, 04:41:44 am
Since you mentioned it...

This Fargo is very Tarantinoish.  So much in fact, that if I didn't know any better, I would think he was behind it.  I think the Coen's stole his style.  My wife doesn't like it as much as last year's version.  Listen to the music why don't you?  I like it, but I like Tarantino.  I also like the Coen brothers but this is a rip off of Tarentino's style.

Watching American Horror as well...
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Post by: gPink on October 30, 2015, 04:50:44 am
Still like tarantino even after his kill the cops rant?
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Post by: Conrad on October 30, 2015, 05:08:43 am
Since you mentioned it...

This Fargo is very Tarantinoish.  So much in fact, that if I didn't know any better, I would think he was behind it.  I think the Coen's stole his style.  My wife doesn't like it as much as last year's version.  Listen to the music why don't you?  I like it, but I like Tarantino.  I also like the Coen brothers but this is a rip off of Tarentino's style.

Watching American Horror as well...

We tired to watch, and like, the new American Horror Story. Can't do it.

I can't find any of the new shows to like.

We're re-watching Sopranos instead.   :)
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Post by: VirginiaJim on October 30, 2015, 05:45:23 am
Perfect fit for Lady Gaga.  She gets multiple new wardrobs to wear.  I think that's why she took the part.  She's not too bad of an actress either.  I enjoy seeing the actors playing different parts..  I'm also a big fan of Art Deco and this hotel is magnificent in that role.
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 31, 2015, 10:11:25 pm
http://youtu.be/pDKyj35ew0E (http://youtu.be/pDKyj35ew0E)


oh yeah.

happy hallow... weeeen


put on a costume.. and run//

ooooo meatloaf again????


https://youtu.be/pDKyj35ew0E (http://youtu.be/pDKyj35ew0E)

oh hell yeh.. its hallo weeeen,,,,, yey man

http://youtu.be/pDKyj35ew0E (http://youtu.be/pDKyj35ew0E)

fricken Tim Currey rocked.

https://youtu.be/aizCMO-mI1Q (http://youtu.be/aizCMO-mI1Q)

hey kids, it was all a movie, and an act, and well done.... live on ROCKY

sooo that leads onto this.....
http://youtu.be/SmPMMitJDYg (http://youtu.be/SmPMMitJDYg)

party night
http://youtu.be/_wO8toxinoc (http://youtu.be/_wO8toxinoc)

last one... happy halloween

http://youtu.be/ex4s4jXLZkg (http://youtu.be/ex4s4jXLZkg)

now, i'm a totally hetero married to a woman, and completely on target....
but hell, Freddy did good stuff.

http://youtu.be/3p4MZJsexEs (http://youtu.be/3p4MZJsexEs)


and
http://youtu.be/XLgYAHHkPFs (http://youtu.be/XLgYAHHkPFs)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: rhhall on November 01, 2015, 12:10:17 am
Since you mentioned it...

This Fargo is very Tarantinoish.  So much in fact, that if I didn't know any better, I would think he was behind it.  I think the Coen's stole his style.  My wife doesn't like it as much as last year's version.  Listen to the music why don't you?  I like it, but I like Tarantino.  I also like the Coen brothers but this is a rip off of Tarentino's style.

Watching American Horror as well...

I don't like it as well as last years version. Billy Bob's character was just too cool and plum scary.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on November 01, 2015, 01:53:08 am
fug


http://youtu.be/AqZceAQSJvc (http://youtu.be/AqZceAQSJvc)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on November 01, 2015, 01:57:10 am
c'mon
you all wish you could do that/.....
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on November 01, 2015, 01:37:18 am
dammit, i gotta go to bed...

http://youtu.be/eCVjDFR5xtg (http://youtu.be/eCVjDFR5xtg)


http://youtu.be/QVA-JAT7src (http://youtu.be/QVA-JAT7src)
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Post by: B.D.F. on November 01, 2015, 08:15:27 am
Last year's Fargo was excellent IMO. This one is shaping up to be similar but it will take some more episodes to know that. I especially like the two Amish- looking hit men; odd in an amusing, ominous sort of way.

Check out last year's version. I thought it was excellent- also dark but with lighter areas around the outside.

Brian

Checking out the new Fargo. Very dark but what else could you expect from the Coens.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on November 01, 2015, 08:19:29 am
We tried also but just could not choke it down. The first year was pretty good and every season of that series has gotten progressively worse IMO, passing tolerable a few years ago :-( 

I go back to Breaking Bad to wash the bad images of current TV out of my mind.... :-)

Brian

We tired to watch, and like, the new American Horror Story. Can't do it.

I can't find any of the new shows to like.

We're re-watching Sopranos instead.   :)
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Post by: Conrad on November 01, 2015, 08:26:37 am
Tried to watch San Andreas last night.

I knew that it was gonna be bad but holy ****!    :o
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on November 01, 2015, 08:28:34 am
Watched "Taking Chance" with Kevin Bacon. Very moving movie. A Marine Lt. Col, feeling guilty about not volunteering to go to Afghanistan in 2004 and upset about the many casualties volunteered for escort duty to bring the body of a marine pvt home and wrote a journal about the experience. This movie is based on that journal. Maybe one of Kevin Bacon's best movies.

Thanks for the tip on this one Rhino! This was a damn good movie! VERY moving, my wife and I both had tears in our eyes while watching.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on November 02, 2015, 07:18:51 am
Thanks for the tip on this one Rhino! This was a damn good movie! VERY moving, my wife and I both had tears in our eyes while watching.   :thumbs:

Thanks Conrad. I learned a lot about the process of how the military treats their fallen. It must be a very difficult preparing for a job that you hope you never get to perform. But I guess the entire military is that way. Any of you veterans reading this, thank you for your service.
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Post by: MrPepsi on November 30, 2015, 03:21:23 pm
Jessica Jones (Netflix) AWESOME
Man in the High Tower (Amazon) Has possibilities
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on December 01, 2015, 04:50:20 am
Jessica Jones (Netflix) AWESOME


 :thumbs:
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Post by: Conrad on December 10, 2015, 09:28:05 am
If you like martial arts films with GREAT fight scenes then you really need to watch Into The Badlands on AMC.

http://www.amc.com/shows/into-the-badlands (http://www.amc.com/shows/into-the-badlands)

Well written and acted. Their lips even match the dialog.   ;)

Did I mention the great fight scenes?

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbatBh5boPE#)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmpQALpFDBQ#)

Smokin!  8)

Bruce Lee would be so proud.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 10, 2015, 10:06:40 am
Yep, reminds me of some of the Kill Bill (1) fight scenes with Uma.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on December 11, 2015, 04:41:12 am
You watchin this show Jim?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 12, 2015, 09:58:53 am
Absolutely.  They have to be filming it in LA or somewhere close. 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 12, 2015, 03:56:15 pm
Mary Poppins.   I remember watching it in the 60's at the Westover AFB theater.  Cost .15 to get in.  Now in HD.  I can't wait!  On tonight at 8 EST.
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Post by: Eupher on December 13, 2015, 05:40:16 am
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RS9BFZ6ek0#)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on December 13, 2015, 05:24:36 pm
watched Expendables II last night, John Stathem was awesome in this one... nice fight scenes, I kinda liked it... I used to be that physical, and vicious, but now I resign to a more lethargic lifestyle... damn I hate getting old..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on December 27, 2015, 07:19:10 am
Finished watching season 2 of The Affair yesterday.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2699110/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2699110/)

Damn good show!   :thumbs: Well acted, very good direction, compelling story line, and hot sex scenes. It's all good.  :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 04, 2016, 04:46:59 am
Watched Interstellar over the weekend. Fantastic movie! If you haven't seen it you really should.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on January 04, 2016, 09:16:03 am
"The Stanford Prison Experiment"
All I can say is wow.
Really good movie, fascinating they allowed this to happen.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: rhhall on January 05, 2016, 12:52:25 pm
Watched Interstellar over the weekend. Fantastic movie! If you haven't seen it you really should.   :thumbs:

Nice twist at the end!!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 05, 2016, 01:32:49 pm
Star Wars this evening...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on January 05, 2016, 03:16:12 pm
Star Wars this evening...
I liked it. More like the beginning. And no  :censored: jar jar  :censored: binks!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 05, 2016, 04:18:23 pm
Hateful Eight and The Revenant. Hateful Eight was OK but you have to like Tarantino.... not like my wife, who thought it was terrible. :-)

The Revenant was good and could be excellent if you do not know the story of Hugh Glass. They deviated sufficiently from the story to damage the flick for me but the feedback from others has been nothing short of outstanding. The cinematography was somewhat unique and excellent. It is going to be nominated for a bunch of Oscars certainly.

Brian
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Post by: B.D.F. on January 05, 2016, 04:21:41 pm
Oh yeah, and Sicario which was very good. Sort of like 'Traffic' light :-) Benicio Del Toro is outstanding in that movie I think.

Brian
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Post by: MrPepsi on January 05, 2016, 04:44:21 pm
Oh yeah, and Sicario which was very good.

Thank you for the reminder.

Added to the queue.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 05, 2016, 07:02:59 pm
Hateful Eight and The Revenant. Hateful Eight was OK but you have to like Tarantino.... not like my wife, who thought it was terrible. :-)

The Revenant was good and could be excellent if you do not know the story of Hugh Glass. They deviated sufficiently from the story to damage the flick for me but the feedback from others has been nothing short of outstanding. The cinematography was somewhat unique and excellent. It is going to be nominated for a bunch of Oscars certainly.

Brian

Next movie is Hateful 8 and the wife wants to see that.  I love Tarrantino and can't get enough of him.  Star Wars was wonderful.  I nearly broke down in tears several times.  For those that watched it, the resistance base was filmed at the old RAF (USAF) Greenham Common base in England.  What's poignant about it is that I was born there and those are munitions cruise missile bunkers being shown...built by the US.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on January 06, 2016, 03:51:13 am
I'm done with Tarantino since his killer cop rant.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 06, 2016, 04:03:05 am
Understood..
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Post by: Conrad on January 06, 2016, 04:50:12 am
Nice twist at the end!!

I'll say!
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Post by: Rhino on January 08, 2016, 03:02:06 pm
Dinosaur 13, interesting documentary on the finding of "Sue", the most complete T-Rex fossil to date in ND in 1990 and the ensuing 7 or 8 year custody battle.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on January 08, 2016, 05:33:42 pm
Just finished Make a Murderer.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 08, 2016, 07:03:46 pm
Nazi Mega Weapons on Netflix
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: rhhall on January 08, 2016, 10:08:56 pm
Watched a series called "Carrier" from PBS about life on the Nimitz. Very informative. Such a dangerous job some of those people have!!! Steamed it from Amazon or Netflix, can't remember which.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 09, 2016, 06:53:46 am
We've been binge watching Breaking Bad. We've tried a number of times to watch this show but couldn't make it past the first few episodes for one reason or the other. Once we made it past the first season we were hooked! Damn this is a good show!!!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 09, 2016, 07:37:53 am
Sometimes a tv series just doesn't gel until after the first or second year of production..assuming it gets that far.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on January 09, 2016, 11:11:14 am
We've been binge watching Breaking Bad. We've tried a number of times to watch this show but couldn't make it past the first few episodes for one reason or the other. Once we made it past the first season we were hooked! Damn this is a good show!!!

I was hooked at the end of the first episode.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 09, 2016, 03:11:07 pm
You are in for a treat- perhaps the best series ever on TV, and would rival a lot of great movies too. Overall quality is outstanding from beginning to the very last episode although the first 1/2 of season 5 is a tad slow (season 5 was split across two years, so there are either two halves to season 5 or there were both a season 5 and season 6). Best final to any series I have ever watched also.

The creator of that series, Vince Gilligan, said it was basically about Mr. Chips turning into Scarface. Watch the series and see if that is not exactly right.

Brian

We've been binge watching Breaking Bad. We've tried a number of times to watch this show but couldn't make it past the first few episodes for one reason or the other. Once we made it past the first season we were hooked! Damn this is a good show!!!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 10, 2016, 06:44:33 am
You are in for a treat- perhaps the best series ever on TV, and would rival a lot of great movies too. Overall quality is outstanding from beginning to the very last episode although the first 1/2 of season 5 is a tad slow (season 5 was split across two years, so there are either two halves to season 5 or there were both a season 5 and season 6). Best final to any series I have ever watched also.

The creator of that series, Vince Gilligan, said it was basically about Mr. Chips turning into Scarface. Watch the series and see if that is not exactly right.

Brian

You're right, Brian! We're on ep 3 of season 3 and the show is getting better and better. It's hard to stop watching!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 10, 2016, 07:55:53 am
The making of the new X files coming out this month. 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on January 11, 2016, 01:01:55 pm
You are in for a treat- perhaps the best series ever on TV, and would rival a lot of great movies too. Overall quality is outstanding from beginning to the very last episode although the first 1/2 of season 5 is a tad slow (season 5 was split across two years, so there are either two halves to season 5 or there were both a season 5 and season 6). Best final to any series I have ever watched also.

The creator of that series, Vince Gilligan, said it was basically about Mr. Chips turning into Scarface. Watch the series and see if that is not exactly right.

Brian

+1 I never watched a single episode when it was originally aired. Then binged watched the entire series in about 6 weeks. Had some withdrawal when it was finally over.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 13, 2016, 04:58:20 pm
Watched Pompeii last night- ptu, ptu (trying to get the horrible taste out of my eyes).

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 13, 2016, 05:08:52 pm
Just finished watching the first episode of Angel on Amazon.  I intend to go through the whole series again and with my memory it will be like watching for the first time.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 14, 2016, 05:07:27 am
Just finished watching the first episode of Angel on Amazon.  I intend to go through the whole series again and with my memory it will be like watching for the first time.

Watching what?    ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 14, 2016, 06:13:07 am
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162065/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162065/)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on January 14, 2016, 06:17:20 am
Watching what?    ;)
C, looks like that went over his head helmet.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on January 14, 2016, 11:58:03 am
 >:( :rotflmao:
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Post by: Conrad on January 15, 2016, 04:49:13 am
C, looks like that went over his head helmet.

I'm wondering if he needs a new helmet? The old one may be a bit tight and cutting off the proper blood flow. 
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Post by: VirginiaJim on January 15, 2016, 10:33:15 am
Nothing wrong with wearing clothing that fits, even if it's a few years old.
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Post by: Rhino on January 15, 2016, 01:19:45 pm
I have been watching "Hell on Wheels". It's got its ups and downs. I'm almost finished with the first 2 seasons so apparently it's keeping me interested. By pure coincidence, I just saw a link in FB about a woman named Olive Oatman, who was kidnapped by indians and sold to another tribe. The town of Oatman AZ was named after her. One of the characters in Hell on Wheels was apparently inspired by her including the unique tattoo on her chin from the Mohave indians.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_Oatman
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Post by: Jim H on January 15, 2016, 02:38:48 pm
  Finished Man in the  High Castle.....pretty good so far.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on January 15, 2016, 02:52:00 pm
I've only got past the first episode..
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Post by: B.D.F. on January 15, 2016, 03:19:24 pm
I watched that series too- it started out OK, then basically went downhill (like so very many TV shows do) but sorta' revived itself with the twist (the other film) in the last episode. This is  a significant departure from P.K. Dick's novel and may well go to an interesting place. ?? Will absolutely watch at least the beginning of next season.

As an aside, Philip K. Dick's writings were on the odd side but could be brilliant IMO. What I find amusing is that he usually chose unusual and somewhat odd titles for his books that usually have to be altered when they are turned into movies; I think this causes his work to be much less known that it could or should be. Examples:

'Do androids dream of electric sheep' was made into a movie but titled 'Blade Runner', and 'We can remember it for you wholesale' became 'Total Recall'. But he was a pretty prolific writer and absolutely had talent, at least IMO. By the way, as he died when he was fairly young at 53, he also squeezed a pretty significant writing into a fairly short time.

Brian

  Finished Man in the  High Castle.....pretty good so far.
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Post by: Rhino on January 19, 2016, 07:02:00 am
Watched "13 Hours: the secret soldiers of Benghazi" this weekend. Excellent and intense. But everyone, including myself, left the theater pissed off.
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Post by: Conrad on January 19, 2016, 08:23:53 am
We finished up season 4 of Breaking Bad and got started on season 5.

Spoiler alert! Don't read the next sentence if you haven't seen Gus get his...






Holy **** did Gus get his comeuppance! dingdingdingding BOOM!    :o
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Post by: MrPepsi on January 19, 2016, 08:45:46 am
Come on, you just watched BB, maybe not spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet?
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Post by: Conrad on January 19, 2016, 09:41:09 am
Come on, you just watched BB, maybe not spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet?

Sorry bout that. But it's not like everyone doesn't know that something bad will happen to Gus right?
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Post by: VirginiaJim on January 19, 2016, 10:13:08 am
A web presentation on IBM system security..
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Post by: Deziner on January 19, 2016, 12:46:45 pm
The stock market, as my investments tank.
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Post by: B.D.F. on January 19, 2016, 12:51:19 pm
There are two things that you may like but you absolutely do not want to see being made: laws and sausages. Lately, add the markets to that list....

Brian

The stock market, as my investments tank.
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Post by: B.D.F. on January 19, 2016, 12:55:17 pm
Yep, outstanding episode with Walt saying "I won.".  It gets even better, with the last episode perhaps being the best of them all, although there is no humor in that one (I always thought that this series was 3/4 'black comedy').

And by the way, did you recognize Mr. Salamanca (sp?) as the bad guy in Columbia in the movie Scarface? Again, a Spanish- speaking character which is interesting because the actor, Mark Margolis, is American born of Jewish ethnicity..... who does not speak Spanish as far as I know.

Brian

We finished up season 4 of Breaking Bad and got started on season 5.

Spoiler alert! Don't read the next sentence if you haven't seen Gus get his...






Holy **** did Gus get his comeuppance! dingdingdingding BOOM!    :o
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Post by: rhhall on January 20, 2016, 12:47:05 am
There are two things that you may like but you absolutely do not want to see being made: laws and sausages. Lately, add the markets to that list....

Brian
As they say at the Valleydale packing plant "They don't lose nothing but the squeal"
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Post by: Conrad on January 20, 2016, 04:55:03 am
Yep, outstanding episode with Walt saying "I won.".  It gets even better, with the last episode perhaps being the best of them all, although there is no humor in that one (I always thought that this series was 3/4 'black comedy').

And by the way, did you recognize Mr. Salamanca (sp?) as the bad guy in Columbia in the movie Scarface? Again, a Spanish- speaking character which is interesting because the actor, Mark Margolis, is American born of Jewish ethnicity..... who does not speak Spanish as far as I know.

Brian

Some of the best TV ever made.    :thumbs:
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Post by: Conrad on January 23, 2016, 07:07:46 am
We watched the last episode of Breaking Bad yesterday.

 :thumbs:   :thumbs:   :thumbs:   :thumbs:   :thumbs:

I rate this series right up there with The Sopranos!
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Post by: B.D.F. on January 23, 2016, 09:10:21 am
Fantastic episode, wasn't it?



Spoilers follow- do not read if you do not want to know how it turns out:











The ending reminded me of the part of the Odyssey about Odysseus locking the great hall room and 'then he slew them all'. It goes all the way back to the roots of western civilization. The other really slick thing about the ending is that Walter White ends up beating cancer (sort of, kind of), not committing suicide, not getting killed by anyone or group opposing him, basically 'winning' against his final and complete group of opponents, and ending up doing exactly what he set out to do, leave his family well provided for. It really could have been titled 'Tonight, I took care of all family business.' but I think W.W. did it in a much more personal, 'slicker' way. Again, outstanding series, great actors and characters and a fantastic ending IMO. I cannot think of anything that could be changed to make it better; a few loose ends could have been tied up but hey, Walt was not trying to fix the entire universe, just control his modest piece of it....

Brian

We watched the last episode of Breaking Bad yesterday.

 :thumbs:   :thumbs:   :thumbs:   :thumbs:   :thumbs:

I rate this series right up there with The Sopranos!
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Post by: B.D.F. on January 23, 2016, 09:14:19 am
And by the way, I think Mark Margolis (Hector Salamanca (sp?)) was probably the most stand- out character of an outstanding cast because he never spoke a word yet conveyed his thoughts very well. I loved the look on his face when the nurse asked him "Mr. Salamanca, do you have to go poopey? Did you already go poopey?"  Nothing but pure contempt on his face. And like I said, a lot of the series was really a black comedy IMO anyway.

Brian

We watched the last episode of Breaking Bad yesterday.

 :thumbs:   :thumbs:   :thumbs:   :thumbs:   :thumbs:

I rate this series right up there with The Sopranos!
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Post by: Conrad on January 23, 2016, 10:06:53 am
Fantastic episode, wasn't it?



Spoilers follow- do not read if you do not want to know how it turns out:











The ending reminded me of the part of the Odyssey about Odysseus locking the great hall room and 'then he slew them all'. It goes all the way back to the roots of western civilization. The other really slick thing about the ending is that Walter White ends up beating cancer (sort of, kind of), not committing suicide, not getting killed by anyone or group opposing him, basically 'winning' against his final and complete group of opponents, and ending up doing exactly what he set out to do, leave his family well provided for. It really could have been titled 'Tonight, I took care of all family business.' but I think W.W. did it in a much more personal, 'slicker' way. Again, outstanding series, great actors and characters and a fantastic ending IMO. I cannot think of anything that could be changed to make it better; a few loose ends could have been tied up but hey, Walt was not trying to fix the entire universe, just control his modest piece of it....

Brian

You're right, Brian. The series was perfect. I was kinda sad to see it end.
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Post by: B.D.F. on January 23, 2016, 11:24:01 am
At least there are other very good series out there now. What I like to think of as 'designer TV': not the old, main- stream networks but the smaller, private networks all the way down to now include Netflix, Amazon, etc. While these series are usually short (few episodes per season), some are really very good or even excellent IMO and offer a great alternative to the 99% of garbage that is most of what makes up 'TV viewing'. Series like Fargo (excellent, especially the first year), True Detective (again, first year especially) The Killing (very good) and so on.

IMO, TV has always been terrible: when I was a kid, Gilligan's Island, Batman and about a gazillion other, truly terrible TV shows were all we had and that was at least 99% of all that was available. There were three networks and the occasional UHF local station and there were all our choices: terrible show on network1, terrible show on network2 and network3, or an ancient repeat of a Three Stooges short on the UHF channel. Today we have dozens of networks and additional pathways to stream video data..... and I believe it is now 99.8% garbage. Lots more TV, lots more garbage. But here and there, a decent or even excellent show or series shows up, usually from a specialty source rather than one of the main networks. So those few shows, coupled with the ease of digital recording, storing and time- shifting (and all of it in HD, which is also great IMO), at least provide the possibility to watch something decent.

Not that there is anything wrong with the occasional, mind- numbing, 'jiggle' show but really, how many hours can one watch the same..... jiggle?

Brian

You're right, Brian. The series was perfect. I was kinda sad to see it end.
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Post by: Deziner on January 23, 2016, 11:47:47 am

Not that there is anything wrong with the occasional, mind- numbing, 'jiggle' show but really, how many hours can one watch the same..... jiggle?

Brian


I agree 100 percent. Also, there is a huge (no pun intended) difference between bad jiggle ( Mike and Molly) and good jiggle (Marreid with Children). Just sayin'..
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Post by: B.D.F. on January 23, 2016, 12:21:05 pm
Ah but Married with Children was really a very intelligent show wrapped in a blanket of idiocy. Same thing with The Simpsons back in the early days- lots of creative writing in both mixed into what otherwise would have been the usual sitcom time- killers. My all time favorite line from Married with Children was when Jefferson was reflecting on [not having] sex with Marcy because she was pregnant: he said 'Making love with your pregnant wife is like putting gas in a car you've already wrecked.'. Politically incorrect beyond all belief but also made me laugh until my eyes watered. And the first year MWC was on, the ratings were in the tank and it was about be cancelled when a woman started a campaign to have the show removed because it was too crude and vulgar; the publicity actually got people to watch the show to see how bad it was, the ratings skyrocketed and the series lasted 10 years. As I remember, what she specifically objected to was a joke that Al made: "How are women like dog droppings? The older they are, the easier they are to pick up.". Again, politically incorrect, crude, vulgar but in its own way, hysterical, at least to enough of Americans to float the show for a decade.

Brian

I agree 100 percent. Also, there is a huge (no pun intended) difference between bad jiggle ( Mike and Molly) and good jiggle (Marreid with Children). Just sayin'..
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Post by: Deziner on January 23, 2016, 12:44:54 pm
I believe that a lot of great humor is lost on the masses. Boston Legal is a fine example. Shatner and Spader were BRILLIANT in that series. Much of Jack Sparrow's dialogue is also comic genius. Firefly also had more than a fair amount of too.

Most entertainment is geared to the lowest common denominator, much like the current educational system.
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Post by: B.D.F. on January 23, 2016, 04:10:05 pm
I never saw Boston Legal- might take a look based on your report.

Careful with the unwashed masses- they make up the majority and history shows when they get a hold of the reins, the upper crust suffers. :-)

"The multitude of fools is a protection to the wise."
-Marcus Tullius Cicero, sometime before 7 Dec. 43 BC (when he was killed). Supposedly his last words were:  "There is nothing proper about what you are doing, soldier, but do try to kill me properly."

But I digress: there is good TV available, if only the viewer will make an effort. As I said, I will check out Boston Legal- not that big of a fan of Shatner (outside of Star Trek, where he is, of course, the very definition of an icon) but I do appreciate Spader in the right role. His odd cadence and delivery can make for an interesting character.

Brian

I believe that a lot of great humor is lost on the masses. Boston Legal is a fine example. Shatner and Spader were BRILLIANT in that series. Much of Jack Sparrow's dialogue is also comic genius. Firefly also had more than a fair amount of too.

Most entertainment is geared to the lowest common denominator, much like the current educational system.
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Post by: Deziner on January 23, 2016, 04:27:57 pm
A quote from "Crisis is Our Brand" : "I don't need everyone with a brain to vote for me, I need the majority to vote for me." It may have been said before that but it was the first time I've heard it.

That was actually a pretty good movie. Not enough killing or explosions to do well at the box office though.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on January 23, 2016, 07:23:19 pm
I believe that a lot of great humor is lost on the masses. Boston Legal is a fine example. Shatner and Spader were BRILLIANT in that series. Much of Jack Sparrow's dialogue is also comic genius. Firefly also had more than a fair amount of too.

Most entertainment is geared to the lowest common denominator, much like the current educational system.

I loved that show.  It was hilarious.

Watching US Figure Skating now..
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Post by: jettawreck on January 23, 2016, 07:34:21 pm
At the height of my intellectual capacity, watching "What About Bob".
Then later, some Married With Children and Red Green. Maybe/maybe not in that order.
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Post by: Deziner on January 23, 2016, 10:00:31 pm
Watching "Billions"
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Post by: Wandrng on January 23, 2016, 10:50:53 pm
Dazed and Confused
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Post by: Conrad on January 24, 2016, 07:41:19 am
Watching "Billions"

We tired to like Billions. Watched two eps and we're done.
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Post by: Deziner on January 24, 2016, 07:49:11 am
Just watched episode 1. Jury is still out.

Black Sails started a new season.
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Post by: works4me on January 24, 2016, 09:17:43 am
Watching "Billions"

I've only seen the first episode so far but this may be
one of the best shows I've ever watched on TV.
Looking forward to more.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on January 25, 2016, 05:52:00 am
Watched the new X-Files last night...jury is still out.  They certainly weren't milking the sentimental side of the show.
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Post by: MrPepsi on January 25, 2016, 08:15:34 am
Watched the new X-Files last night...jury is still out.  They certainly weren't milking the sentimental side of the show.

I hate football.
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Post by: Rhino on January 25, 2016, 08:55:24 am
Watched the new X-Files last night...jury is still out.  They certainly weren't milking the sentimental side of the show.

New X-Files? I just started watching old X-Files last night. Of course I saw some of them over the years but never watched the series from scratch. What's this "new" X-Files?
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Post by: MrPepsi on January 25, 2016, 11:05:25 am
Rewatching the original is a bit of an eye opener.
You forget just how many episodes they used to put out each season.
These days people get used to 10 here, 13 there.
X-Files you say? 22 episodes a season.
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Post by: Conrad on January 29, 2016, 04:56:20 am
Watching Boardwalk Empire on Amazon Prime.

 :thumbs:
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Post by: VirginiaJim on January 29, 2016, 05:03:46 am
Lucifer...didn't like it at first blush, but it started getting good mid-way.  One or two seasons is all it will do, simply because I like it.
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Post by: Conrad on January 29, 2016, 05:29:21 am
Lucifer...didn't like it at first blush, but it started getting good mid-way.  One or two seasons is all it will do, simply because I like it.

I'll give this one a try. Rated 8.7/10 at IMDB. Of course you can't always go by what IMDB says after all. They rated Under The Dome 6.8/10 and that show was a total POS. The book was great though.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on January 29, 2016, 05:32:24 am
I tend not to watch something that I've read first as it is usually not as well done.  However, I recently watched Childhood's End and then read the book again (probably been 40 years since I last read it (didn't remember any of it) and the TV mini-series was better than the book I felt.
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Post by: Conrad on January 30, 2016, 05:44:05 am
We watched The Martian and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

The Martian was GREAT! I give it 5 outta 5 stars a must see movie. 

MI? Not so much. The critics raved that this was the best MI yet. It was just ok for me, not even close to being the best of the series. I could have done without the comic relief for sure.   
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Post by: B.D.F. on January 30, 2016, 11:02:14 am
The first two years of that series were excellent IMO.

Also, I think it was and is the only show I have ever watched the opening of every episode- loved the theme.

Brian

Watching Boardwalk Empire on Amazon Prime.

 :thumbs:
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Post by: VirginiaJim on January 30, 2016, 12:57:18 pm
I could have done without the comic relief for sure.   

You can get that here for free.
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Post by: Conrad on January 31, 2016, 10:16:50 am
You can get that here for free.

And it's easily worth twice that price!
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Post by: Conrad on February 01, 2016, 05:05:10 am
Watched The Imitation Game yesterday. Well done and VERY interesting.  :thumbs:

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.


It's estimated that Turing and his team saved 14 MILLION lives and shortened the war by two years.
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Post by: B.D.F. on February 08, 2016, 12:20:33 pm
Watched 'Judge' yesterday. Not a bad movie but not Duvall's best either IMO. More of a 'heart string tugger'; the females seem to LOVE it.

Mixed blessing seeing Robert Duvall this old: it is sad to see him age of course but then again, he is absolutely 'all there' and still an imposing presence at somewhere around 85 yrs.
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Post by: B.D.F. on February 08, 2016, 12:23:04 pm
Yep, the whole story of Enigma is fascinating IMO. One important thing that is sort of historically forgotten though is that the Brits never broke the full four- rotor Enigma code. They broke the three- rotor code but not the four- rotor; really it was a matter of computing power available at that time more than anything else. Well, that and the Enigma system was extremely clever in the first place :-)

Brian

Watched The Imitation Game yesterday. Well done and VERY interesting.  :thumbs:

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.


It's estimated that Turing and his team saved 14 MILLION lives and shortened the war by two years.
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Post by: MrPepsi on February 08, 2016, 12:24:23 pm
Yep, the whole story of Enigma is fascinating IMO. One important thing that is sort of historically forgotten though is that the Brits never broke the full four- rotor Enigma code. They broke the three- rotor code but not the four- rotor; really it was a matter of computing power available at that time more than anything else.

And now you're cell phone has 10x the computing power.
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Post by: B.D.F. on February 08, 2016, 12:37:09 pm
Yep, and they were using analog computers- amazing it worked as well as it did.

Well, maybe not MY cell phone- I am living in the dark ages with an old, non- smart, flip- phone. Up until a couple of months ago was running XP too- moved to a new computer, i7 at 4 GHz, 16 Gig of 2,333 MHz ram and a fairly fast graphics card.... it is a snappy little box (Easy Boys!). Also upgraded to a current version of Solidworks and I have to say, while Solidworks is bigger and more bloated than ever before, the new hardware easily overcomes the bloat of the modeling package- this thing is very noticeably faster given large models (anything with 500 assemblies or more). And it seems to use about 1% of the power of the last box- no heat pipe, only a small heat sink and a small, low- speed fan.... More flops, less watts- good stuff.

Brian

And now you're cell phone has 10x the computing power.
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Post by: MrPepsi on February 08, 2016, 02:08:06 pm
The People vs. OJ.
Amazing.
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Post by: B.D.F. on February 08, 2016, 02:09:40 pm
Amazing.... good? Or Amazing..... bad? So is it worth watching?

My son was telling me that that is another anthology series that is supposed to follow a different, famous crime each season.

Brian

The People vs. OJ.
Amazing.
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Post by: MrPepsi on February 08, 2016, 02:56:40 pm
Amazing great. Fascinating.
The other American Crime seasons are good but not great.
The OJ one is really excellent.
I'm even more amazed he did not convicted.
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Post by: B.D.F. on February 08, 2016, 02:59:08 pm
Great- I did not even know there had been other seasons. Time to catch up on some TV time wastin'!

Brian

Amazing great. Fascinating.
The other American Crime seasons are good but not great.
The OJ one is really excellent.
I'm even more amazed he did not convicted.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on February 08, 2016, 03:06:45 pm
It could be these aren't related.
One is called "American Crime" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3488298/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) which is about a MALE teenager at a private school who gets raped at a party.
then this is called The People vs OJ Simpson "American Crime Story"  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2788432/?ref_=)

I'm guessing the name similarities is a coincidence.
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Post by: Rhino on February 08, 2016, 03:17:51 pm
Just binge watched the first season of "Better Call Saul". I loved it. If you liked "Breaking Bad", you will like this show.
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Post by: MrPepsi on February 08, 2016, 03:23:31 pm
"It's All Good Man" is awesome.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 08, 2016, 03:49:57 pm
I just looked:

American Crime Story is new this year, and the first season deals with the Nicole Brown / Ronald Goldman murders. The whole season will be about this subject. Next year will be another complete season but about a different subject, specifically following six to eight involved in Hurricane Katrina (not sure if it will be criminally based but the title of the series sure does invite that thought??).

Brian

It could be these aren't related.
One is called "American Crime" ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3488298/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1[/url]) which is about a MALE teenager at a private school who gets raped at a party.
then this is called The People vs OJ Simpson "American Crime Story"  ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2788432/?ref_=[/url])

I'm guessing the name similarities is a coincidence.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on February 08, 2016, 04:05:26 pm
Next year will be another complete season but about a different subject, specifically following six to eight involved in Hurricane Katrina (not sure if it will be criminally based but the title of the series sure does invite that thought??).


I bet this will be those elderly people in the nursing home that were abandoned by their caregivers.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 08, 2016, 05:09:51 pm
Not sure but I did see mention of 'events' that happened in the Super Dome as well as people having to wear plastic bags for clothing. It very well could be a media 'chop job'.

A little OFFTOPIC: there was a young couple from RI who happen to get stuck in New Orleans during and after Katrina. They started off heading to the Super Dome because they had heard people were gathering there but several groups of locals suggested that they really did not want to go there. They wrote the story about the nine days it took them to get home as a story in the local paper.... and were careful to emphasize they were tankful they did not go to the Super Dome as originally planned.

Brian

I bet this will be those elderly people in the nursing home that were abandoned by their caregivers.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 22, 2016, 10:04:15 pm
SO WE TOTALLY DITCHED tIME wARNER cABLE,
Which we had because of a bundle since our move in 2011/12
It just became too expensive... it went from tv, phone, 30mb internet connection @ 489 A MONTHE, TO $163 Q MONTH, THAN TO $ 188.
 enough is enough, so we ditched, and went back to ATT bundle on Direct Tv, at 6 mb internet, and when all was done have faster net connection, and almost as many channels, and a $58 payment for a year... meh, I'll switch again when THEY start screwing us..
nonetheless, been watching Youtube on the big screen, and can't complain, actually better picture and connection, and tru HD

you want some real fun
google him and "small change"

oh yeah, that's next, just didin't want to break my link right now, to share it...



http://youtu.be/lndL46jiEFQ (http://youtu.be/lndL46jiEFQ)

great night...
 man, really great
it gets better and better

been a fan since watching him in 1974 live in Cleveland... witch can be found online...
when you watch it... I'm sitting upfront, smokin' one, and yelling...
what a performer.
lot'sa people don't understand my pen name' or association with old music, that's fine, but I do have an agenda and feeling for this stuff..
when listening to this you may understand it, or not.

but I can say, music has many faces, and these are good ones.
enjoy.

http://youtu.be/ghD39l-_4zY (http://youtu.be/ghD39l-_4zY)

 this song was the one that woke me up to him back in 1974, I know that this man's music is older than a lot of people here, that may watch it... and that is good, it can open eyes and minds.
http://youtu.be/BPPtrqvHGEg (http://youtu.be/BPPtrqvHGEg)

hard this live, with some of the above, here in Cleveland...
http://youtu.be/4R_uMVmv6os (http://youtu.be/4R_uMVmv6os)

he smokes my brand...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 22, 2016, 11:28:09 pm
sunday morning, a little snack
http://youtu.be/1wfamPW3Eaw (http://youtu.be/1wfamPW3Eaw)

back in the 70's there was a lot of interesting stuff...

http://youtu.be/cQufirEduXk (http://youtu.be/cQufirEduXk)
http://youtu.be/RbBUTxBwEEo (http://youtu.be/RbBUTxBwEEo)

http://youtu.be/jGUW0uAwDyw?list=PLxvBI4CNRtMCfv7e3uZGgOT7aIfNu-kOY (http://youtu.be/jGUW0uAwDyw?list=PLxvBI4CNRtMCfv7e3uZGgOT7aIfNu-kOY)

http://youtu.be/_bOjrl9Qxzg (http://youtu.be/_bOjrl9Qxzg)

http://youtu.be/TEUmNLGOpm0 (http://youtu.be/TEUmNLGOpm0)

 some of you old fartz will actually remember this dude.. 8)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on February 23, 2016, 08:42:57 am
Don't we already have a music thread?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on February 23, 2016, 09:18:14 am
Don't we have an 'answer a question with a question' thread?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on February 23, 2016, 10:04:01 am
Are you looking for a new topic for this thread?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 23, 2016, 10:31:32 am
Don't we already have a music thread?

I guess.... but then it was on my tv, thru YouTube...
sorry for sharing.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on February 23, 2016, 10:43:23 am
I guess.... but then it was on my tv, thru YouTube...
sorry for sharing.

You better be, I wasted at least six seconds clicking, scrolling and posting.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 23, 2016, 11:05:41 am
shoulda watched some of the vids, no sense wasting the day doin nutti'n, heheheh
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 23, 2016, 01:04:49 pm
Don't we have an 'answer a question with a question' thread?

I had the same thought..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 23, 2016, 01:28:02 pm
I had the same thought..

DOH... :battle: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on February 23, 2016, 04:16:06 pm
shoulda watched some of the vids, no sense wasting the day doin nutti'n, heheheh

Who says that a day spent doing nothing is wasted?   ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on February 23, 2016, 04:34:04 pm
Love on Netflix.
Jury is still out.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 23, 2016, 04:37:21 pm
Pretty dry around here (Easy Boys!), at least TV- wise. Watching a couple of new series but everything found so far is mediocre at best.  Slim pickins' out there....

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on February 24, 2016, 06:32:05 am
Watched The Desert Fox the other night. 1951 with James Mason, the story of Erwin Rommel. I think I saw it a long time ago but not certain. Interesting bit of history. He was a rock star in nazi Germany but nobody knew at the time that he was executed for his complicity in the July 20 plot to kill Hitler.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 24, 2016, 07:06:35 am
Rock star?  They didn't have rock back then.  Possibly Big Band.  But I did know about him committing suicide (vociferously encouraged by AH at the time) as he was indirectly implicated in that failed plot to kill Hitler.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 24, 2016, 01:54:33 pm
If memory serves, he actually 'committed suicide' albeit he was given the choice of that (suicide) by drinking poison and by doing so,  saving his wife and child from arrest and prosecution, or outright execution.

His son, Manfred I believe, went on to be a successful modern politician.

Brian

Watched The Desert Fox the other night. 1951 with James Mason, the story of Erwin Rommel. I think I saw it a long time ago but not certain. Interesting bit of history. He was a rock star in nazi Germany but nobody knew at the time that he was executed for his complicity in the July 20 plot to kill Hitler.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 24, 2016, 02:15:23 pm
 :rotflmao:   Thanks, Brian.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on February 24, 2016, 02:18:28 pm
Forcing someone to take poison to save his family is just one of many forms of murder/execution. Surprising to me is that he was respected enough that a favorable movie about an enemy commander could be viable only 6 years after the war ended.

If memory serves, he actually 'committed suicide' albeit he was given the choice of that (suicide) by drinking poison and by doing so,  saving his wife and child from arrest and prosecution, or outright execution.

His son, Manfred I believe, went on to be a successful modern politician.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 24, 2016, 03:12:36 pm
Oh I agree with you on the line between 'murder' and 'suicide', I was merely making the reference that it was even more distasteful than outright murder.

Edwin Rommel was not only by all accounts an honorable and very skilled man, he was very much a favorite of the German people. He was given a huge, State funeral, perhaps the last facet in the despicable behavior shown him by his own gov't.

And as far as I know, he was not involved in any way in the 20 July plot, he merely knew about in advance.

Brian


Forcing someone to take poison to save his family is just one of many forms of murder/execution. Surprising to me is that he was respected enough that a favorable movie about an enemy commander could be viable only 6 years after the war ended.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 24, 2016, 03:44:24 pm
That was enough..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: AlbertaDoug on March 01, 2016, 11:14:01 am
Luther. BBC production.  Netflix
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on March 01, 2016, 01:38:02 pm
Watched "The Man Who Never Was" last night. 1956 film about the true story of how the Brits miss led the Germans about the invasion of Sicily by putting fake personal letters on a dead body and released the body off the coast of Spain where they knew it would wash up on shore and hoped that Nazi operatives would read the letters.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 02, 2016, 06:54:22 am
Just got back from Disney World after a two week vacation.

Not my video but this was an awesome show! They had three high intensity HD projectors (on three sides) of the castle and below is the result. You can't get a feel for what it was really like unless you see it with your own eyeballs but...

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY3cbEHVtX4#)

Over at Hollywood Studios. The best fireworks show I have ever seen!

(not my video but you may get a feel for what it was like)
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS_N4EUz_w8#)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 05, 2016, 08:55:53 am
30 for 30: The '85 Bears

Watched it last night on Netflix, an ESPN documentary. Damn good stuff! Pretty emotional too. Talking about Walter and Buddy, Dave Duerson too.   :'(


! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI0kYTAfuDs#)   
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on March 05, 2016, 09:51:03 am
The glory days of old.  ::)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on March 09, 2016, 10:19:21 pm
Matinee
man, didn't apreciaet it when it came, out, but now watching it, it tells me why I was sooo paranoid during my childhood..
The results of 1960 war, and eminent nuclear demise, surely do affect later thought on an old man.. duck and cover, in a hallway.. yeh, just.makes it easy to clean up the burnt bodies.. heheheh.

wow, that silly movie, as silly as it was supposed to be, unveiled emotions that anykid in 1960 would have gone thru.

good? no, pretty bad... but a cool film nontheless...

when the bombs go off, kneeling in a corner covering your head, is futile... stand and die, get it over with.

 8)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 10, 2016, 04:07:33 am
Lost Girl, Lucifer, Grimm, Supernatural, Boston Legal, any Game Warden series...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on March 10, 2016, 08:46:27 am
Don't forget Bates Motel, from the beginning if you haven't seen it yet.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on March 15, 2016, 12:53:43 pm
This Drum Corps is off the hook!


http://youtu.be/TxsffsSyFaM (http://youtu.be/TxsffsSyFaM)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 16, 2016, 05:07:39 am
This Drum Corps is off the hook!


[url]http://youtu.be/TxsffsSyFaM[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/TxsffsSyFaM[/url])


VERY cool!     :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on March 16, 2016, 06:29:17 am
Watched The Longest Day last night. Pretty sure I saw it a long time ago. Excellent movie packed with who's who in hollywood at the time (1964 I think). Even a tiny bit part for Sean Connery. Must have been before Bond mad him famous. The guy who played Eisenhower had an uncanny resemblance.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on March 16, 2016, 12:26:50 pm
Yep, that's a long movie.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on March 16, 2016, 01:16:49 pm
The Americans returns tonight!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 16, 2016, 02:11:20 pm
The Americans returns tonight!

Thanks for reminding me B!    :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on March 16, 2016, 02:32:18 pm
Netflix last night..

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. II

second one

as great as the first one, awesome scenery...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on March 17, 2016, 12:50:35 pm
the miricle of birth...
live ealgle cam in DC

www.dceaglcam.eagles.org (http://www.dceaglcam.eagles.org)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on March 17, 2016, 01:32:34 pm
The Robe with Richard Burton. Meh
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 28, 2016, 07:18:58 am
Finished watching 5 seasons of Boardwalk Empire. I give this series the Conrad seal of approval!  :thumbs:

(http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2013/10/seal-of-approval-meme.jpg)

Watching Bosch now on Prime. Good stuff!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on March 28, 2016, 07:25:32 am
Watched 12 O'clock High this weekend. Excellent movie. Not what I expected. I remember watching the TV show as a kid and it was endless repeating segments of gunners shooting at 109's or 190's. But the 1949 movie with Gregory Peck was all about leadership and how to get men to do the unthinkable day after day.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 29, 2016, 04:56:59 am
11-22-63 on Hulu.

Damn good show! It's about a guy who discovers a portal to the past and his attempt to prevent the assassination of JFK. Not as easy as it sounds since the timeline of the past does NOT want to be changed...

 :thumbs:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2879552/?ref_=nv_sr_1 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2879552/?ref_=nv_sr_1)   8.8/10
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on March 29, 2016, 05:10:09 am
What was his motivation to do that?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 29, 2016, 05:17:50 am
What was his motivation to do that?

Long story short, he thinks that this will make the world a better place.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on March 29, 2016, 05:58:32 am
Ah, a fairy tale.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on March 29, 2016, 06:59:24 am
Instead of doing that, why not give a condom to BO's father? Just a thought...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 29, 2016, 09:53:39 am
Instead of doing that, why not give a condom to BO's father? Just a thought...

Not a very good one I'm afraid...

The time portal in the show 11-22-63 only opens to the past at a specific date and it never changes. I forgot the exact date but it's sometime in 1960. The hero does some investigation as to who is really responsible for the shot that killed JFK and this is the interesting part.   
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on March 29, 2016, 10:08:45 am
My mistake, I was focused on the going back in time to make the world a better place angle.

It's sad that we will never know the truth about who was involved with the assassination of JFK and why.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 29, 2016, 10:12:27 am
Ah, a fairy tale.

Well, it is a story written by Stephen King.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on March 29, 2016, 01:46:31 pm
Well, it is a story written by Stephen King.

Stephen King and J.J. Abrams, I might have to give that a look.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on March 30, 2016, 04:48:56 am
Stephen King and J.J. Abrams, I might have to give that a look.

Lemme know what you think.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on March 31, 2016, 07:35:19 am
Lemme know what you think.

I watched the first episode last night and liked it a lot. It's got all the issues with any time travel premise but I like the unique (spoiler alert) premise of a single time line that gets reset every time you use the portal. (spoiler not too bad as this is revealed in the first 1/2 hour) Also I'm no expert but after reading Stephen Hunter's book, The Third Bullet, and visiting Deley Plaza last year, I looked into some stuff and it's clear Stephen King and JJ Abrams is using actually historical facts in this show. It will be interesting seeing where this goes.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: AlbertaDoug on April 02, 2016, 05:30:56 pm
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3O6dXgx8jUc

Some of this footage is a little irritating because of camera angle but most is good.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 02, 2016, 06:17:19 pm
I just love it when someone surrenders after they crash...sounds like a job for a good billy club or handy metal chair.   :battle:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on April 03, 2016, 08:04:47 am
Cops don't believe in ATGAT?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on April 03, 2016, 08:07:08 am
all the guns all the time?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on April 03, 2016, 08:25:00 am
Cops don't believe in ATGAT?

all the guns all the time?

For the bad guy fleeing who ran face first into the cars rear bumper, it's now all the gums all the time.    ;D
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on April 08, 2016, 07:45:49 am
We finished watching 11-22-63 last night. Perfect ending to a very well done series.    :thumbs:

I have only one complaint about this series (hard to believe I know...). I won't spoil anything (much) for anyone who hasn't watched but it was the kitchen scene in the 5th episode (I think that it was the 5th) with Jake and Sadie facing off (no pun intended) against Sadie's ex husband. If you've seen it tell me if you know what I mean.   
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on April 10, 2016, 10:13:58 am
"George Gently", Brit police detective TV show set in the 60's.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 11, 2016, 01:42:15 pm
We finished watching 11-22-63 last night. Perfect ending to a very well done series.    :thumbs:

I have only one complaint about this series (hard to believe I know...). I won't spoil anything (much) for anyone who hasn't watched but it was the kitchen scene in the 5th episode (I think that it was the 5th) with Jake and Sadie facing off (no pun intended) against Sadie's ex husband. If you've seen it tell me if you know what I mean.

Yup. I have a few problems with that whole scene but nothing horrible. Are you referring specifically to how she wound up with you know what? Still overall an excellent time travel premise and story. And I agree, ended about as well as can be done.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 11, 2016, 03:45:42 pm
"George Gently", Brit police detective TV show set in the 60's.

Excellent!  We watch that as well.  Other crime shows are Inspector Lynley, Father Brown, Grantchester, Midsomer Murders, Inspector Lewis, Inspector Morse, Foley's War, DCI Banks, Poirot, Rosemary and Thyme.  Some are on PBS, some on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 11, 2016, 04:00:37 pm
Excellent!  We watch that as well.  Other crime shows are Inspector Lynley, Father Brown, Grantchester, Midsomer Murders, Inspector Lewis, Inspector Morse, Foley's War, DCI Banks, Poirot, Rosemary and Thyme.  Some are on PBS, some on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

I liked Broadchurch and The Fall.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 11, 2016, 05:10:32 pm
Broadchurch is very good.  Haven't seen The Fall.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on April 12, 2016, 04:41:53 am
Yup. I have a few problems with that whole scene but nothing horrible. Are you referring specifically to how she wound up with you know what? Still overall an excellent time travel premise and story. And I agree, ended about as well as can be done.

Let's see if I can comment without spoiling too much for others.

Warning, may contain a spoiler.

Jake is a man of action right? In that kitchen scene Jake had SO many chances to disarm Sadie's ex! I found myself yelling at him (lol) grab the gun you idiot! Why did he wait so long to do something? The director should have done this differently. If they wanted to create more tension there were much better ways to do it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 12, 2016, 06:43:06 am
Let's see if I can comment without spoiling too much for others.

Warning, may contain a spoiler.

Jake is a man of action right? In that kitchen scene Jake had SO many chances to disarm Sadie's ex! I found myself yelling at him (lol) grab the gun you idiot! Why did he wait so long to do something? The director should have done this differently. If they wanted to create more tension there were much better ways to do it.

Yup, I was yelling the same thing. In fact I was yelling the thing that took him about 5 minutes for him to finally do.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on April 12, 2016, 08:22:26 am
Yup, I was yelling the same thing. In fact I was yelling the thing that took him about 5 minutes for him to finally do.

That's one of the things that I was yelling at the TV too. In that scene the ex was filling the glass and tucked the pistol under his arm. Hello?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 12, 2016, 09:03:27 am
That's one of the things that I was yelling at the TV too. In that scene the ex was filling the glass and tucked the pistol under his arm. Hello?

Exactly  ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 24, 2016, 06:27:28 pm
In about 30 minutes....Game of Thrones....worse than SOA.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on April 24, 2016, 06:32:17 pm
G R R Martin can eat **** and die.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 24, 2016, 06:33:44 pm
Well, that fits in with the show..everyone is dying
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 25, 2016, 07:16:30 am
G R R Martin can eat **** and die.

I totally forgot and didn't watch it last night. SO NO SPOILERS!!!

But yes, he can eat stuff and die, just like all his characters.
Title: 2016 rock n roll hof inductions.. right now.
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on April 30, 2016, 10:37:36 pm
2016 rock and roll hall of fame inductions.... awesome... everyone this year does deserve a place... and I mean EVERY one...

it kid of pizz's me off, seeing this ceramony being done on Brooklyn...and feeding them millions of dollars for the event, and venue....  when the hall of fame is in CLEVELAND OHIO...... HOME OF THE 2016 RNC... which we are shelling out cash for....


its a travesty to see this crap, knowing that my city a few years ago was in default... and struggling....
also, when the R&R HOF was being built, many people like myself, bought "paver bricks with our names on them" for big bucks... then the default, and a hold on building the structure... and after all that, somehow, those paid for paver bricks, never got made, or installed... so much for the "$200 for 4 pavers" I bought...

anyway, catch repeat performances this coming week on HBO, I think starting on Tuesday, check HBO listings.. good show....
https://rockhall.com/inductees/ceremonies/2016/


oh,
I don't wanna hear any badmouthing on N.W.A. being inducted, they were cutting edge, and its all rock and roll...all of it...
Title: Re: 2016 rock n roll hof inductions.. right now.
Post by: Conrad on May 01, 2016, 06:36:17 am
2016 rock and roll hall of fame inductions.... awesome... everyone this year does deserve a place... and I mean EVERY one...

it kid of pizz's me off, seeing this ceramony being done on Brooklyn...and feeding them millions of dollars for the event, and venue....  when the hall of fame is in CLEVELAND OHIO...... HOME OF THE 2016 RNC... which we are shelling out cash for....


its a travesty to see this crap, knowing that my city a few years ago was in default... and struggling....
also, when the R&R HOF was being built, many people like myself, bought "paver bricks with our names on them" for big bucks... then the default, and a hold on building the structure... and after all that, somehow, those paid for paver bricks, never got made, or installed... so much for the "$200 for 4 pavers" I bought...

anyway, catch repeat performances this coming week on HBO, I think starting on Tuesday, check HBO listings.. good show....
https://rockhall.com/inductees/ceremonies/2016/


oh,
I don't wanna hear any badmouthing on N.W.A. being inducted, they were cutting edge, and its all rock and roll...all of it...

Cheep Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, and Steve Miller should have been inducted long ago...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on May 02, 2016, 07:20:22 am
Started watching "Turn" about spies for Washington during the revolution. Interesting and well done but a bit slow at times. Have only seen 4 episodes so far.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Jim H on May 02, 2016, 02:01:25 pm
Stumbled upon A Drummers Dream on netflix.  Just started it and am mesmerized!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on May 02, 2016, 02:26:05 pm
We just started watching Hand of God on Prime. Damn good show so far!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 03, 2016, 06:56:48 pm
was flipping thru channels, and landed on PBS..
watching now...
Janis: Little Girl Blue....
awesome....

highly reviewed...

http://youtu.be/HKkmh8WSudM (http://youtu.be/HKkmh8WSudM)
Title: Re: 2016 rock n roll hof inductions.. right now.
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 03, 2016, 08:47:46 pm
2016 rock and roll hall of fame inductions.... awesome... everyone this year does deserve a place... and I mean EVERY one...

it kid of pizz's me off, seeing this ceramony being done on Brooklyn...and feeding them millions of dollars for the event, and venue....  when the hall of fame is in CLEVELAND OHIO...... HOME OF THE 2016 RNC... which we are shelling out cash for....


its a travesty to see this crap, knowing that my city a few years ago was in default... and struggling....
also, when the R&R HOF was being built, many people like myself, bought "paver bricks with our names on them" for big bucks... then the default, and a hold on building the structure... and after all that, somehow, those paid for paver bricks, never got made, or installed... so much for the "$200 for 4 pavers" I bought...

anyway, catch repeat performances this coming week on HBO, I think starting on Tuesday, check HBO listings.. good show....
https://rockhall.com/inductees/ceremonies/2016/


update
scheduling is about 10 shows coming up from today, thru 5/10 (guide doesn't show further,)
on HBO networks...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 06, 2016, 02:28:55 am
Stumbled upon A Drummers Dream on netflix.  Just started it and am mesmerized!

I started watching it a few days before your post, and it was kinda, blah, so I switched and watched sylph else... went back and finished it tonight.... man, that was awesome.... really, I wish I was one of those kids there, to experience that like they did...

so, I continued some other stuff, and just watched "the wrecking crew" o netflix...
OMG...
if you are less than 50 y.o., it may have little for you, but I never knew so much music, came from these guys... I'm in awe again,  being 60+ years old, and raised on the music they actually did, which was never known prior..
this is a must watch thing, for anyone thinking anybody mde their own music before 1965....

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on May 06, 2016, 08:32:38 am
Bates Motel has been great this season.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 14, 2016, 02:51:03 pm
Ash vs Evil Dead
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on May 15, 2016, 07:08:24 am
My wife and I watched Deadpool last night.

Holy **** was this movie a riot!!! I almost fell off the couch from laughing so hard. This is a MUST see movie.    :hail:

five snaps up.  :thumbs:

Warning: Do not watch this with your young kids.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on May 16, 2016, 07:21:09 am
My wife and I watched Deadpool last night.

Holy **** was this movie a riot!!! I almost fell off the couch from laughing so hard. This is a MUST see movie.    :hail:

five snaps up.  :thumbs:

Warning: Do not watch this with your young kids.

I saw that available for rent in iTunes. Wasn't sure if I wanted to watch it but now I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on May 16, 2016, 07:25:29 am
Watched Captain America: Civil War yesterday. Meh. Wasn't horrible but I actually fell asleep. Too much of the same ol same ol comic book stuff. The movie assumes you know who all the Avengers characters are and I don't. Maybe if you are a fan of the actual comic books you would like it better.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 16, 2016, 02:39:04 pm
As far as I'm concerned they are all good guys and shouldn't be fighting each other.  I don't like the premise of the movie.  I also don't like Batman fighting Superman.  It just ain't right and I'm not going to watch either one of them.  They really have to be desperate for either one of those movies to be made.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on May 16, 2016, 03:58:54 pm
Found ourselves at a loose end the other week and Cheryl and I watched this........

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eLEhGWIdWag (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eLEhGWIdWag)

Very gentle English humour 😃
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on May 16, 2016, 04:04:04 pm
"Into The West", a TNT/ Spielberg production mini-series from 2005. Traces the immigration of settlers west from the early 1800's to around 1890 and the impact on the land and the Indians.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on May 27, 2016, 09:48:44 am
Anybody seen "The Last Man on the Moon" yet? Thinking of renting or buying this weekend.

http://thelastmanonthemoon.com (http://thelastmanonthemoon.com)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: DaddyFlip on May 27, 2016, 03:59:17 pm
Just finished a binge watching of the current 4th season of Downton Abbey after waiting over 6 months to get it from the local library. Good writing, well, its British, that goes without saying. Like the clothes, love the cars.

I'm addicted to Downton Abbey. I've watched the series through about six times so far. I just keep starting over. Don't even need the video anymore; the dialogue is enough.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sgt Mac on May 27, 2016, 05:45:38 pm
My wife and I watched Deadpool last night.

Holy **** was this movie a riot!!! I almost fell off the couch from laughing so hard. This is a MUST see movie.    :hail:

five snaps up.  :thumbs:

Warning: Do not watch this with your young kids.

Agreed! Didn't really think I would like it so put off watching it. Hilarious! The whole damn movie. Just crudely hilarious.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Hooligan on May 28, 2016, 01:25:51 am
My week is planned out as follows:

Monday  - The Flash S2
Teusday  - NCIS S11
Wednesday - Blindspot S1
Thursday - Second Chance S1/ Game of Thrones S6
Friday  - Street Outlaws S2 / Street Outlaws New Orleans
Saturday - Mostly Rugby or Cricket
.

I have a HD PVR decoder, which is capable of recording the episodes I miss, so catching up is not a problem.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on May 28, 2016, 04:27:57 am
Agreed! Didn't really think I would like it so put off watching it. Hilarious! The whole damn movie. Just crudely hilarious.

Didn't I tell ya that it was a must see?   :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on May 28, 2016, 04:29:08 am
"Into The West", a TNT/ Spielberg production mini-series from 2005. Traces the immigration of settlers west from the early 1800's to around 1890 and the impact on the land and the Indians.

It's been a while since I've watched this series but it's damn good!    :thumbs:

Another good series to watch is 500 Nations.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 28, 2016, 02:21:19 pm
 stayed up almost all night to watch Long Way Round, again, to clense my brain from The Story...

gotta finish the last segment, and watch Long Way Down now...

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 28, 2016, 03:13:41 pm
My week is planned out as follows:

Monday  - The Flash S2
Teusday  - NCIS S11
Wednesday - Blindspot S1
Thursday - Second Chance S1/ Game of Thrones S6
Friday  - Street Outlaws S2 / Street Outlaws New Orleans
Saturday - Mostly Rugby or Cricket
.

I have a HD PVR decoder, which is capable of recording the episodes I miss, so catching up is not a problem.

You know, I'd like to understand both Rugby and Cricket but there isn't a plethora (word of the day) of those sports on tv here that I've found.

Catching up on World SBK this weekend.  I've got a video pass and haven't had time to watch the races.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 28, 2016, 05:11:59 pm
Putting the MC racing on hold.  Watching the Longest Day.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Hooligan on May 29, 2016, 10:38:14 pm
You know, I'd like to understand both Rugby and Cricket but there isn't a plethora (word of the day) of those sports on tv here that I've found.


 :yikes: :yikes: Hell Jim, you sure you are English? Both sports were invented by the English....... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 30, 2016, 06:50:22 am
50% by parents, 100% born on English soil.  Those sports are just not seen over here and I've been here since 1969.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Hooligan on May 30, 2016, 07:15:35 am
50% by parents, 100% born on English soil.  Those sports are just not seen over here and I've been here since 1969.

why does Brian Adams come to mind....?
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 31, 2016, 12:49:16 am
oh man... I search out some stuff to watch, and y"all know my name... Man Of Blues...

well, if you can watch this, and NOT think it's something special, you need a shrink.....

http://youtu.be/jSRdQgidCHY (http://youtu.be/jSRdQgidCHY)

I just watched it on big screen, and have to say.... wow.

then, because I'm so hepp'd up. I had to watch this...
M...A.....NNN ooooh child....

http://youtu.be/uXIkpj5BsDE (http://youtu.be/uXIkpj5BsDE)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 04, 2016, 01:38:38 am
stumbled upon this tonight...

http://youtu.be/rfehPpXRFso (http://youtu.be/rfehPpXRFso)

http://youtu.be/1J_OVRn03r8 (http://youtu.be/1J_OVRn03r8)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on June 15, 2016, 09:09:25 am
Animal Kingdom on TNT.
Crime family drama, very different than Sopranos.
http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/animal-kingdom.html (http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/animal-kingdom.html)

Fantastic first two episodes. I dare you to give it one episode.
So far has promise.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 25, 2016, 12:33:21 am
Sharknado 3
Awesome....

All star cast, simply the best.....can't wait to see sharknado 4.....
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on June 25, 2016, 06:26:30 am
Animal Kingdom on TNT.
Crime family drama, very different than Sopranos.
[url]http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/animal-kingdom.html[/url] ([url]http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/animal-kingdom.html[/url])

Fantastic first two episodes. I dare you to give it one episode.
So far has promise.



Smurf is a real character! Gotta love Ellen.  ::)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: DaddyFlip on June 25, 2016, 08:09:11 am
"The Captains".

William Shatner interviewing all the other actors who ever played captain of the Enterprise. Only problem is Bill does most of the talking.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: fartymarty on June 25, 2016, 09:29:14 am
 I tried to watch "Ride" with Norman what's his face.... "Dude" ;"I'm down with that"; "Awesome"; "stoked"  about 10-20 times an episode, watched the first one, fast forwarded through the second one and then deleted it from the series record function. 
A few scenes of them going down the road filled with empty banter being followed by a protective black SUV then they spent more time at the stops than the ride. 
Should have called it Stops with the Norm Dude...Dude!, I was like so bummed out with your lame show.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 26, 2016, 06:15:05 am
Been on a steady diet of 'Thrones'.   Working on season 5 that I taped while we had a free view of HBO.  Trying to make it last as we're only watching one episode a week.  Totally hooked on that series.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on June 26, 2016, 06:34:38 am
Been on a steady diet of 'Thrones'.   Working on season 5 that I taped while we had a free view of HBO.  Trying to make it last as we're only watching one episode a week.  Totally hooked on that series.

 :thumbs:

Last weeks episode was AWESOME!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 26, 2016, 06:48:43 am
We don't get HBO so I have to buy the seasons.   I'll have to wait for season 6 to come out for sale.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on June 26, 2016, 05:39:10 pm
Endeavour..........detective thriller series

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nxtUqXnE_s0 (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nxtUqXnE_s0)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on June 26, 2016, 06:06:52 pm
For Man of Blues

http://www.ace-cafe-london.com/default.aspx (http://www.ace-cafe-london.com/default.aspx)

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CYvJVyXNZKc (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CYvJVyXNZKc)

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 27, 2016, 05:24:34 am
Endeavour..........detective thriller series

[url]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nxtUqXnE_s0[/url] ([url]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nxtUqXnE_s0[/url])


Watched the second episode of the third season last night on Masterpiece.  The only issue I have with them is usually it's only three episodes for a season and then I have to wait at least a year before the next set.....assuming there is a next set.  On the plus side, British cinematographers are the best I've seen.  We don't hold a candle to them.

Over here, Charlie, it used to be about 26 episodes in one season.  They've got away from that these days.  I miss the old days when you could depend on a 'season'.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on June 27, 2016, 07:14:38 am
Watched an epic season finally of Game of Thrones last night.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on June 27, 2016, 09:39:24 am
Watched an epic season finally of Game of Thrones last night.

Which season?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on June 27, 2016, 09:51:35 am
Which season?

This season, season 6 I think.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on June 28, 2016, 04:41:10 am
This season, season 6 I think.

Yep! We just watched the season 6 finally last night ourselves.   :thumbs:

I liked last weeks episode better though. Flame on!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 28, 2016, 05:53:01 am
Are you getting through HBO?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on June 28, 2016, 08:46:46 am
Are you getting through HBO?

HBO Now on Apple TV
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on June 28, 2016, 08:47:20 am
Yep! We just watched the season 6 finally last night ourselves.   :thumbs:

I liked last weeks episode better though. Flame on!

+1  :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on June 29, 2016, 04:41:08 am
Are you getting through HBO?

HBO Now over the Roku 4. That Roku 4 is great!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on June 29, 2016, 06:37:22 am
HBO Now over the Roku 4. That Roku 4 is great!

We have both an Apple TV and a Roku 4 in different rooms. I got the Roku 4 for my wife so she can plug headphones into the remote and allows her to actually hear the show. Excellent feature.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on June 30, 2016, 12:20:12 pm
Watched 'Saturday Night Fever". We watch it every few years or so for a good laugh. I never saw it till about 20 years ago because I'm not a disco/clothes/dance/Bee Gees/New Yorker type of person. It was a landmark film though, for many reasons and that's one of the reasons we watch it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on July 01, 2016, 04:43:03 am
Watched 'Saturday Night Fever". We watch it every few years or so for a good laugh. I never saw it till about 20 years ago because I'm not a disco/clothes/dance/Bee Gees/New Yorker type of person. It was a landmark film though, for many reasons and that's one of the reasons we watch it.

I thought that maybe you just liked John's dimples?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 01, 2016, 12:25:31 pm
Watched 'Saturday Night Fever". We watch it every few years or so for a good laugh. I never saw it till about 20 years ago because I'm not a disco/clothes/dance/Bee Gees/New Yorker type of person. It was a landmark film though, for many reasons and that's one of the reasons we watch it.


Bwaaaahhhhhhaaaaahhaaaaaaa.....
Dude....

How old were you when that movie came out?

I'm older than you, and I was just at liquer drinkin' age when that came out....

I'll have to send you a tee shirt that was popular around here, from that era...
It has flames on the front, with they saying:

DISCO SUCKS

BURNT RIVER BAND

A little Cleveland joke...
Very popular shirt tho, especially in the biker bars.

And yes, when I got married (first time) I was wearing platform shoes,
To think we actually wore clothes like that makes me shudder... omg....
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 01, 2016, 01:44:18 pm
I like disco music.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Nosmo on July 01, 2016, 02:44:15 pm
Star Trek TNG reruns...when I'm supposed to be on-line searching for a new job. 8)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on July 02, 2016, 04:58:55 am
Star Trek TNG reruns...when I'm supposed to be on-line searching for a new job. 8)

Priorities!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 02, 2016, 03:52:35 pm
I like disco music.

OMG

I think I just thru up in my mouth...

I had a flash of ...
Knight Fever, Saturday Knight Fever....

Get down, boogie ooogie ooogie....


Disco still sucks...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on July 02, 2016, 04:29:18 pm
 :goodpost:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 03, 2016, 06:00:57 am
OMG

I think I just thru up in my mouth...

I had a flash of ...
Knight Fever, Saturday Knight Fever....

Get down, boogie ooogie ooogie....


Disco still sucks...
  :rotflmao:

:goodpost:

No it isn't.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sgt Mac on July 03, 2016, 07:09:02 am
  :rotflmao:

No it isn't.


Yes it is.

(http://img01.deviantart.net/8359/i/2013/294/e/b/saturday_knight_fever_by_illustrator_jack-d6rdkmn.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on July 03, 2016, 07:52:01 am
a red Cross of St George and you would nail it...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 03, 2016, 08:33:39 am
I'm waiting...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on July 03, 2016, 11:47:30 pm
I like some disco but not most disco.  Of course, I can say that about most genres (except those I hate pretty much completely, such as country and rap).
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on July 04, 2016, 06:49:15 am
I like some disco but not most disco.  Of course, I can say that about most genres (except those I hate pretty much completely, such as country and rap).

Max, for your listening pleasure....
http://youtu.be/qsNwDjUjbfs (http://youtu.be/qsNwDjUjbfs)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on July 04, 2016, 08:24:58 am
Max, for your listening pleasure...

Shoot me...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Sgt Mac on July 04, 2016, 10:25:53 am
That's the worst thing I've listened to in a very long time.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 04, 2016, 01:38:23 pm
Max, for your listening pleasure....


You read.my mind, and found that before I could....

Yo, home boyyyzzz
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on July 04, 2016, 01:48:48 pm
 8) hickhop...gotta love it
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on July 04, 2016, 06:09:36 pm
You read.my mind, and found that before I could....

I am so glad everyone is looking out for me....
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on July 04, 2016, 06:14:29 pm
Kind of left yourself open when you used 'hate' 'country' and 'rap' in the same sentence.  :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on July 04, 2016, 09:33:24 pm
Kind of left yourself open when you used 'hate' 'country' and 'rap' in the same sentence.  :)

I know, I tend to do that a lot.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on July 15, 2016, 07:15:55 am
"Manhattan", A dramatic cable series about the scientists and military people who spent a few years in the New Mexico desert developing the atomic bomb during WWII. Its not too bad, its ok, it moves slow though. Not sure if its still on.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on July 15, 2016, 08:33:16 am
"Manhattan", A dramatic cable series about the scientists and military people who spent a few years in the New Mexico desert developing the atomic bomb during WWII. Its not too bad, its ok, it moves slow though. Not sure if its still on.

Yeah, season 1 was just ok. It was not renewed after season 2.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on July 16, 2016, 01:32:22 am
Dr Strangelove

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5cGGITz3yQM
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on July 16, 2016, 05:49:57 am
Got an interesting security warning from clicking on that link....
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on July 16, 2016, 06:58:10 am
We finished Deadwood this past week. Three seasons worth.

This has got to be the foulest mouthed and most vulgar show on TV! We loved it!  :thumbs: 

I'm sad to see it end.

As a bonus, it seems that most of the characters were based on real people. 

NSFW

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVV1tVkCBFs#)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Cnh83v6DM#)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 16, 2016, 08:25:27 am
Watched the 'Making of the New Star Wars' last night.  Actually had a few tears form while watching it.  Watched the first in Danville, VA back in '77 on our wedding night.  I know, priorities first.  Have not heard the end of it since then.  Got to thinking it's been nearly 40 years that franchise has been going.  Also, they showed the rebel base and that was shot at the old RAF Greenham Common base (USAF).   My dad was there from 55-58 and I was born there.  Very emotional watching that show.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on July 16, 2016, 09:58:57 am
Watched the first in Danville, VA back in '77 on our wedding night. 

You are my idol.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 16, 2016, 07:37:13 pm
Ted 2
very funny.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 16, 2016, 07:40:16 pm
Dr Strangelove

[url]http://www.veoh.com/m/watch.php?v=v19483133d9a7jQka[/url] ([url]http://www.veoh.com/m/watch.php?v=v19483133d9a7jQka[/url])

wow... that was scary... i don't like those kind of warning screens...  ??? ??? ???
better check that site... it's not a good one... major warnings....

but Dr. Strangelove is one of my favorites of all time....
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on July 16, 2016, 11:28:18 pm
Moto GP from Germany
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on July 18, 2016, 04:25:54 am
Got an interesting security warning from clicking on that link....

Sorry I've just clicked the link and see what you mean..............will amend link as ness😃

Link amend as @ 11:49hrs BST
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 30, 2016, 11:07:53 am
Just watched this movie last night..... still disturbing.... I've probably watched it 20 times since 1977...
(https://affordablepoverty.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/eraserhead_1.jpg)

Anyone else ever watch it start to finish???

Still trying to find the Salvadore Dali film that this reminded me of...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: DaddyFlip on August 03, 2016, 11:14:55 pm
Watched the Hunger Games series and Mission Impossible series over the last few days. HG isn't my thing. All the MIs have their strong points. In order, I like 4-3-5-1-2. Wondering if Tom has another one in him.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on August 04, 2016, 04:48:23 am
Watched the Hunger Games series and Mission Impossible series over the last few days. HG isn't my thing. All the MIs have their strong points. In order, I like 4-3-5-1-2. Wondering if Tom has another one in him.

Try reading the HG series instead, the books are WAY better.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on August 16, 2016, 04:52:41 am
On episode 3 of The Man in the High Castle, an Amazon Prime series.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740299/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740299/)

(http://televisedrevolution.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ManInCastle.jpg)

(https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/the-man-in-the-high-castle.png?w=560)

The story line is about what our country, and the world, would be like had the axis powers won WWW2. Germany and Japan are occupying our county and there's a resistance movement afoot.

Damn good so far and this series really has my attention. I've often wondered what would have happened had the Nazis developed the atomic bomb before we did.

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on August 16, 2016, 09:25:27 am
I had a hard time with the first couple episodes. Did it pick up? It was just so slow.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 16, 2016, 09:43:55 am
I couldn't get past episode 1..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: O.C. on August 16, 2016, 12:17:27 pm
Olympics Rio 2016  ;) 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on August 16, 2016, 12:33:36 pm
I had a hard time with the first couple episodes. Did it pick up? It was just so slow.

My wife said the same thing and now she's hooked. I'm at ep 4 now and still enjoying it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on August 16, 2016, 01:48:24 pm
Did I mention Animal Kingdom yet?
Fantastic crime family drama.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on September 14, 2016, 01:46:00 pm
We watched The Lost Battalion last night.

DAMN good movie!!!   :thumbs:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0287535/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0287535/)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on September 14, 2016, 04:14:18 pm
We watched The Lost Battalion last night.

DAMN good movie!!!   :thumbs:

[url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0287535/[/url] ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0287535/[/url])


Looks like my kind of flick. Wonder if its on Netflix or HBO. I'll have to check tonight.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on September 15, 2016, 04:53:38 am
Looks like my kind of flick. Wonder if its on Netflix or HBO. I'll have to check tonight.

It's on Netflix.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on September 19, 2016, 02:31:16 pm
"Mr. Selfridge", final season. British TV show about the guy that pretty much invented department stores as we know them around 1900. Its a soap opera set in 1928, its puff, but its BRITISH puff and far better than anything offered here.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on September 19, 2016, 04:40:34 pm
"Mr. Selfridge", final season. British TV show about the guy that pretty much invented department stores as we know them around 1900. Its a soap opera set in 1928, its puff, but its BRITISH puff and far better than anything offered here.


There is a book that I've read about that guy. The title is " As the Crow Flies"  I don't recall the author's name
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on September 19, 2016, 04:53:50 pm
You're on the internet.....look it up.   :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Deziner on September 19, 2016, 07:19:25 pm
I don't need to, I already read it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 20, 2016, 04:19:44 am
Let's see, Gotham, Lucifer, the Emmy Awards (recorded...does that count?), NBC national news, NBC local (DC).
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on September 23, 2016, 08:38:27 am
John Adams on HBO.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 24, 2016, 07:57:23 am
Any relation to Samuel?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on September 24, 2016, 08:04:14 am
The beer guy?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 24, 2016, 10:14:25 am
Of course!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on September 25, 2016, 08:53:11 am
Started the BBC series "Father Brown", another formulaic Brit TV mystery show, more British puff. I was never a mystery show person until I stumbled on these Brit TV shows, "Grantchester", "George Gently", "Wycliffe", "Endeavor", the stories are typical Brit eccentric as are the supporting cast, most are set in the 50's or 60's and I like to see the cars they drive. After years of "Monty Python", I sometimes snicker at the police slang used on the shows because its all said in seriousness.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 26, 2016, 04:13:57 am
+1, we watch as many of those shows as we can.  Poirot is especially good as it showcases Art Deco.  You need to pick up Morse, Inspector Lewis, and Midsomer Murders.  Many of these can be found on Netflix, Acorn, and PBS.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on October 04, 2016, 09:48:22 am
"Queen and Country", a coming of age film and sequel to "Hope and Glory", follows a conscripted 19 y/o Brit into the Army in 1953 and his trials and tribulations with love, women, and the sometimes silly and serious Army life.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on October 04, 2016, 10:02:03 am
Longmire season 5
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on October 21, 2016, 06:06:07 am
The new Exorcist series on Fox.

Well done and VERY creepy! Perfect for the season.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on October 21, 2016, 08:50:41 am
Love it, its been very good.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Charlie747 on October 23, 2016, 08:31:06 am
At this very moment

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fePU5CIHpas

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UY-I3QTT8mY

Jim..........try and find Endeavour ............this tells the story of a young Morse or Foyles War with the lovely Honeysuckle Weeks

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1FmHwg8qTRU

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QpCQlWAJg7I
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 24, 2016, 04:27:15 am
Thanks.  Have watched all of the Endeavour series and Foyle's war.  Loved them all.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on October 24, 2016, 10:41:49 am
At this very moment

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fePU5CIHpas

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UY-I3QTT8mY

Jim..........try and find Endeavour ............this tells the story of a young Morse or Foyles War with the lovely Honeysuckle Weeks

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1FmHwg8qTRU

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QpCQlWAJg7I

I had to look up Honeysuckle Weeks. Yes, quite lovely.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on October 24, 2016, 11:36:33 am
Walking Dead of course! Duh!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 24, 2016, 11:51:18 pm
Snicker...
Whatever happened to Honeysuckle Devine???
Just joking...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on October 25, 2016, 05:13:40 am
Walking Dead of course! Duh!

We watched the season premier last night. Holy ****!!!!  :o

I love this show but, damn, they can turn down the gore from 10 to about 5! I almost couldn't watch it and if that continues I won't. The show has always been a gore fest but that ep was WAY over the top.   :pukeface: 

And what's with Rick turning into SUCH a pussy?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 25, 2016, 05:14:36 am
Gothem, Lucifer
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on October 25, 2016, 09:14:09 am
We watched the season premier last night. Holy ****!!!!  :o

I love this show but, damn, they can turn down the gore from 10 to about 5! I almost couldn't watch it and if that continues I won't. The show has always been a gore fest but that ep was WAY over the top.   :pukeface: 

And what's with Rick turning into SUCH a pussy?
As a rule I don't watch tv but I the wife follows this show so I watched it last night. It was the most worthless piece of **** tv show I think I've ever watched. Looked like the writers went to al- jazeera to get ideas from ISIS training videos.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on October 26, 2016, 09:17:42 am
As a rule I don't watch tv but I the wife follows this show so I watched it last night. It was the most worthless piece of **** tv show I think I've ever watched. Looked like the writers went to al- jazeera to get ideas from ISIS training videos.

It seems that you've never watched Blackish?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on October 26, 2016, 10:45:12 am
uh....no
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on October 26, 2016, 01:06:15 pm
uh....no

My recommendation is to keep it that way...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on November 06, 2016, 01:56:53 pm
An Australian TV show, "Dr. Blake Mysteries", I think? Set in 1954 small town Victoria, a doctor practices medicine and plays at being a detective sometimes with the local police chief. First season was 2012. #1 on Blackish, amazing how they get away with what they say and portray on that show.........oh,..... never mind.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on December 30, 2016, 05:49:42 am
Watched Hyena Road on Netflix last night. Damn good war movie!

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hyena_road/ (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hyena_road/)


If you have Amazon Prime and you're not watching Man In The High Castle you're missing one of the best shows on TV right now.

YMMV
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 30, 2016, 07:08:17 am
The Crown...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on December 30, 2016, 01:40:01 pm
The Crown...

Watched that last month. Enjoyed it a lot more than I expected. I was curious about the accuracy and looked a lot of stuff up. At the very least the major events and people portrayed are quite accurate. Will definitely watch the 2nd season when it is released.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on December 31, 2016, 05:58:18 am
The Crown...

I just watched the trailer. I think I'll have to check this one out.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on January 14, 2017, 04:52:56 pm
There was sooooooo much hoooplah about about Captain America Winter Soldier film generated, I thought it was gonna be an awesome film.... meh.... it was ok, and this film tied up Cleveland for almost a solid year, due to most of the action scenes being filmed here in downtown Cleveland... real p.I.t.a.


Well, last night I watched Avengers (ftp://Avengers): Captain America Civil War....on netflix... man, totally awesome flick, blew winter sold-yer outta the water... highly recommended...

Edited to correct movie title... watched it again tonight, it gets better on the second go, man, what an intricate plot and story line...

Many Kudos to old Kirby as a storyline writer, and Stan Lee got his cameo... awesome.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 14, 2017, 07:49:45 pm
Me too- I watched by accident while my wife was watching it and found it to be both interesting as well as very well done (as a production). Very, very different than Downton Abbey- if I got any of that on my I have to go strop a straight razor or something to maintain my man-card; that was painful to watch.

Recently happened to stumble over The Office (American version) and have been re-watching it; I think it is the only TV show that ever made me laugh out- loud even watching it a second time.

Brian

Watched that last month. Enjoyed it a lot more than I expected. I was curious about the accuracy and looked a lot of stuff up. At the very least the major events and people portrayed are quite accurate. Will definitely watch the 2nd season when it is released.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 24, 2017, 09:12:17 am
We just finished up watching the Amazon original series called Goliath.

https://smile.amazon.com/Goliath-Official-Trailer/dp/B01J4SRJFW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485274192&sr=8-1&keywords=goliath

Great show, great storyline, and great acting. Billy Bob (Billy Bob Thornton won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Actor (Drama Series) for his outstanding performance in this acclaimed Amazon Original legal drama) was in fine form as were the rest of the cast.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 24, 2017, 09:36:55 am
We like that one as well.  Only about 3 or 4 episodes in, though.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 24, 2017, 09:56:01 am
We like that one as well.  Only about 3 or 4 episodes in, though.

VERY good ending to that show! If it comes back with a second season it'll have to be about another case...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on January 28, 2017, 11:31:02 am
Enjoying Sneaky Pete on Amazon.
Has anybody got into Taboo on FX? I really want to like it, but its so slow.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 28, 2017, 12:52:56 pm
I think we got two episodes into Sneaky Pete but it just did not turn our wheels. Especially since Ribisi can and has been so excellent in the past (his short arcs on Friends and of course, Saving Private Ryan for example).

It seems that we are in a drought of decent TV at our house; the series we were watching have either ended for the season or taken a terrible turn for the worse.

Brian

Enjoying Sneaky Pete on Amazon.
Has anybody got into Taboo on FX? I really want to like it, but its so slow.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on January 30, 2017, 12:00:50 pm
We just finished up watching the Amazon original series called Goliath.

https://smile.amazon.com/Goliath-Official-Trailer/dp/B01J4SRJFW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485274192&sr=8-1&keywords=goliath

Great show, great storyline, and great acting. Billy Bob (Billy Bob Thornton won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Actor (Drama Series) for his outstanding performance in this acclaimed Amazon Original legal drama) was in fine form as were the rest of the cast.

 :thumbs:

Watch the first episode of Goliath last week and it hooked me. Binge watch the remaining 7 episodes this weekend. Billy Bob is an outstanding actor and I enjoyed the show. Looking forward to another season.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on April 01, 2017, 06:33:37 am
Just watched the trailer for the remake of Stephen King's It.    :_shudder_Emoticon

We all float down here...


! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN8il_zxNWM#)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 01, 2017, 06:55:02 am
The forum..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on April 01, 2017, 10:16:40 am
I've been watching the Spartitus series on Netflix (on season 3 now).  Hyper violence and sex.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on April 01, 2017, 06:23:35 pm
Yes, and let's not forget the nakidity. My wife tells me there were nakid mens on that there show but I do not remember them.... but there were nakid womens for sure. More specifically, really attractive nakid womens..... not all 'plasticky' if you get my drift. And if there were some plasticky womens, at least they seem to have spent enough money to get quality work rather than the all too often 'styrofoam cup' stuff. For some strange reason, American humans seem to think that altering one's appearance to look like a piece of spray- painted plastic, and I mean from head to foot here, is attractive. News flash but I prefer humans that look like.... well, humans.

We are trying on 'Hand of God'. Not sure if I like it yet but my wife is hooked. I think we are on episode 3. Still, it seems to be a well written and thought out program, and outside the usual pretty small box.

Brian

I've been watching the Spartitus series on Netflix (on season 3 now).  Hyper violence and sex.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: motonerd14 on April 01, 2017, 08:27:23 pm
First episode of the new season of Rick and Morty is live streaming on adultswim.com right now.  8)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on April 02, 2017, 06:25:16 am
Hand of God is good.   

We tried to watch Spartacus but couldn't do it. I didn't mind the nakidity one bit  :P but there has to be a plot line to go along with it, for me at least.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 02, 2017, 08:10:38 am
Been watching Jericho. Meh. Good enough to keep me watching the first season. Season 2 is only 7 episodes and I've watched 3 of those. So I will certainly finish it but its got plot issues.

I will checkout Hand of God next.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on April 02, 2017, 09:52:09 am
We tried to watch Spartacus but couldn't do it. I didn't mind the nakidity one bit  :P but there has to be a plot line to go along with it, for me at least.

If you only watch the first few episodes, I can see that being an issue.  I almost didn't continue, myself, but hung in there.  The plots started getting there after a few more and it became interesting.  The second season (only 6 episodes) became a back-story/prequel.  The third season picked up after the first.  Just finished that.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on April 02, 2017, 05:16:52 pm
How could you possibly miss the plot? It was glaringly obvious:

1) Fight like a ninja in super- slow motion, splattering blood everywhere.
2) Neked people.
3) Talk about fighting.
4) Neked people (mutiple persons this time).
5) Neked people.
6) Closing credits.

What part did you have trouble with?

But seriously, it was not overly cerebral. It was not even very good but it was much, much better than most of the alternatives, which are unwatchable, at least to me.

When I was a kid, there were three networks and a couple of independent UHF channels; the networks continuously aired extremely formulaic, simple TV shows and most of them were junk. Now there are hundreds of channels, and after condensing the duplicates, triplicates and so forth, maybe 20 truly different channels but the percentage of garbage is even higher.

In 1961, Newton Minnow, then chairman of the FCC, said in a speech "....Keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that what you will observe is a vast wasteland.". As the story goes, the FCC received over 100,000 letters asking what time and network the television show "Vast Wasteland" aired. I do not entirely agree with Mr. Minnow but he was most certainly not wrong. We (society) has chosen what we want to watch and it is mostly garbage IMO, and always has been so.

Brian

Hand of God is good.   

We tried to watch Spartacus but couldn't do it. I didn't mind the nakidity one bit  :P but there has to be a plot line to go along with it, for me at least.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on April 02, 2017, 05:47:38 pm
How could you possibly miss the plot? It was glaringly obvious:

1) Fight like a ninja in super- slow motion, splattering blood everywhere.
2) Neked people.
3) Talk about fighting.
4) Neked people (mutiple persons this time).
5) Neked people.
6) Closing credits.

LOL- You need to throw a few more "blood" lines in there!  Really....  'cause they just can't get enough.  But be fair; there were some interesting things going on, if you could wade through all the things mentioned above.  I will admit occasionally fast-forwarding through some of the sex and fight scenes to get to a story.  Of course, I also really wanted it to be like Rome (remember that one from HBO), but it is just nowhere near that level.

Quote
But seriously, it was not overly cerebral. It was not even very good but it was much, much better than most of the alternatives, which are unwatchable, at least to me.

I find it difficult to find things to watch.  There just isn't enough good stuff out there (and what there is, I typically have already seen and want more of it).
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on April 02, 2017, 06:42:01 pm
The object of television is not to entertain you with quality programming. It's purpose is to lull you into a dazed stupor to cause you to be susceptible to the mind numbing commercials so that you will rush to Wally World and buy **** you neither want nor need.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on April 02, 2017, 08:03:45 pm
The object of television is not to entertain you with quality programming. It's purpose is to lull you into a dazed stupor to cause you to be susceptible to the mind numbing commercials so that you will rush to Wally World and buy **** you neither want nor need.

And absent commercials (such as the case with Netflix and DVR recordings), that just leaves us with the dazed stupor.

Can I now admit I just watched three more hours of Sparticus and I am left fairly dazed?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on April 03, 2017, 12:17:47 am
Oooh what am I watching?

Mainly

Emerald City
Broadchurch
Prime Suspect 1973

With a splattering of the Flash,Legends of Tomorrow & Agents of SHIELD

New Doctor Who should be here soon :)

Film wise the 2 most recent are "Dr Strange" and " Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 03, 2017, 04:15:37 am
I'm with you with the exception of Prime Suspect 1973.  I can't get it over here.  I have not liked Peter Capaldi as the Dr. so I haven't watched it much.  I'll probably tune in on the new series this Spring..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on April 03, 2017, 04:22:02 am
How could you possibly miss the plot? It was glaringly obvious:

1) Fight like a ninja in super- slow motion, splattering blood everywhere.
2) Neked people.
3) Talk about fighting.
4) Neked people (mutiple persons this time).
5) Neked people.
6) Closing credits.

What part did you have trouble with?

Brian

When you put it that way, I guess it was the closing credits that I had trouble with. Not one of them was neked, having sex, or was hacked to pieces. You call that good TV?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 03, 2017, 04:24:12 am
Sounds like Game of Thrones.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on April 03, 2017, 04:24:59 am
When you put it that way, I guess it was the closing credits that I had trouble with. Not one of them was neked, having sex, or was hacked to pieces. You call that good TV?

Are you sure you did watch the credits?  They are stills, but bathed in blood!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on April 03, 2017, 04:28:06 am
When you put it that way, I guess it was the closing credits that I had trouble with. Not one of them was neked, having sex, or was hacked to pieces. You call that good TV?

some people may call it fake TV ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: O.C. on April 03, 2017, 05:13:49 am
Line of Duty
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on April 29, 2017, 08:27:50 am
Anyone watch the movie Sausage Party?

Holy **** is this movie raunchy and non-PC!!!! It's also totally hilarious.    :rotflmao:

Here's a clip from the ending.

Warning, this is not a cartoon you want to be watching with young kids and this clip is NOT suitable for viewing at work.

Enjoy.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N3v5cNjArs#) 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on April 29, 2017, 04:00:38 pm
Anyone watch the movie Sausage Party?

Holy **** is this movie raunchy and non-PC!!!! It's also totally hilarious.    :rotflmao:

Here's a clip from the ending.

Warning, this is not a cartoon you want to be watching with young kids and this clip is NOT suitable for viewing at work.

Enjoy.


YESSSSS

I thought I posted when I watched it, but I'm not sure...

It IS going to be a cult standard for sure..
Decadent, but totally funny..m
And not for kids...


I've watched it a couple times more on Netflix, simply because... well, its funny as heck, and wayy off the chart on social acceptance...

When it first came out, and the movie ads for it were on the tv, I thought to myself..."that's just stupid, you can't name a movie sausage party... wth?"

Now I have to watch it again.. thanks..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on April 29, 2017, 04:16:10 pm
On another line, strangely someone defided to resurect the movie "Naked Lunch" from the bizzaro world, and its been showing recently on the "VICE" channle, on Sattelite,
I like this channle, it has everything I could hope for, on a nationally broadcast network, specifically aimed at getting rid of ridculous laws on stuff we did as kids... ok, POT laws... there, you ve it... plain and simple.. but let's not digress and take this to lockdown.. please... its not about that..


Naked Lunch, the Novel,  I read, and didn't really get the "vivid and full sense" of the writing, I may have been a bit contrived, as the novel was written a long while back, and frankly it was picked up in a second hand bookstore, as I thought it may have been erotica at its time.... meh... the book was, well, boring...
The movie however, was very interesting, and even tho its revues when released, were blah, I think today its an interesting piece... but it MUST be watched from beginning, to end, missing tidbits in the middle, start, or finish will result in a loss of understanding..


I rate it weird, with some undetermined meanings..
But it is well filmed...

Let's play "William Tell..."
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on April 29, 2017, 04:41:28 pm
Fargo and The Son.

Fargo went a bit too far for me in the second episode.... while I loved S1 and S2, this one is going to have to go a ways to redeem itself now. :-(  That episode went to places better left to the imagination IMO and I am one who walks pretty close to the line of 'good taste'. :-)

The Son: not sure about this one yet. But it is an interesting period piece, and for those interested, it brings a lot of 'genuine' 1915 era firearms to the table. Pierce Brosnan does not even make a bad Texan, at least from a Yankee's point of view :-)

Waiting with baited breath for the next installment of 'The Alien' franchise too. After a somewhat disappointing Prometheus, the good Mr. Scott is supposed to tie this next one into the Alien franchise much better with this next outing. Being a huge fan of both Alien and Aliens (two very different movies made by two very different people; both excellent but not comparable IMO), I am hoping Ridley Scott can 'pull the bacon out of the fire' with the next one. He apparently has several more pieces to this series planned, and there is no doubt the man can make an outstanding film but he is coming up on 80 yrs. old and I personally think he should close the circle in this next version. No disrespect meant but we are all mortal.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on April 29, 2017, 04:45:58 pm
Not familiar with any of those other than Doctor Who, and I am only distantly familiar with that one (and I do not get it). This is a perfect example of two people speaking the same language (sort of, more or less) but with significantly different cultures.

That said, we watched "The Fall", which I believe was produced in the UK, and it was excellent.

Brian

Oooh what am I watching?

Mainly

Emerald City
Broadchurch
Prime Suspect 1973

With a splattering of the Flash,Legends of Tomorrow & Agents of SHIELD

New Doctor Who should be here soon :)

Film wise the 2 most recent are "Dr Strange" and " Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on April 30, 2017, 12:15:10 am
Not familiar with any of those other than Doctor Who, and I am only distantly familiar with that one (and I do not get it). This is a perfect example of two people speaking the same language (sort of, more or less) but with significantly different cultures.

That said, we watched "The Fall", which I believe was produced in the UK, and it was excellent.

Brian

Odd as Flash, Legends, SHIELD an Emerald city are all American
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on April 30, 2017, 08:36:14 am
Yeah but there are lots of things American I am not familiar with either.  ;)

Brian

Odd as Flash, Legends, SHIELD an Emerald city are all American
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 02, 2017, 05:14:21 pm
I watch all the UK shows I can find as I find that UK cinematographers put the US ones in Kindergarten class.  Currently watching Shetland on Netflix.  Also watching Fargo and just found out Into the Badlands is on as well.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on May 03, 2017, 04:42:02 am
I watch all the UK shows I can find as I find that UK cinematographers put the US ones in Kindergarten class.  Currently watching Shetland on Netflix.  Also watching Fargo and just found out Into the Badlands is on as well.

Into The Badlands has some of the best fight scenes ever!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on May 03, 2017, 09:11:05 am
The first season was better. Lately I feel like they have too many wire-work flying shots that begin to ruin it for me. Plus, how many black eyed people are they going to reveal. I thought the kid was supposed to be special.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on May 04, 2017, 04:51:13 am
The first season was better. Lately I feel like they have too many wire-work flying shots that begin to ruin it for me. Plus, how many black eyed people are they going to reveal. I thought the kid was supposed to be special.

Maybe that's why I liked it, I stopped watching after the first season.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on May 13, 2017, 07:49:52 am
What We Do In The Shadows

Funny, funny, funny!!!      :rotflmao:

Check it out.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv568AzZ-i8#)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on May 15, 2017, 07:56:30 am
Into The Badlands has some of the best fight scenes ever!   :thumbs:

I just finished season 1. Kill Bill meets The Postman.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on May 17, 2017, 08:38:17 am
Season one was fantastic. I'll be interested to hear what you think about subsequent seasons. I feel the fighting fell off in quality.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on May 18, 2017, 08:46:54 am
Season one was fantastic. I'll be interested to hear what you think about subsequent seasons. I feel the fighting fell off in quality.

Only season one was listed in Netflix.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on May 18, 2017, 09:51:50 am
Only season one was listed in Netflix.

Ah Netflix, I didn't know.
Yes season 2 is airing now.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on May 18, 2017, 06:07:45 pm
Yeah, just as well- that went down the drain like the proverbial flush.... You are not missing anything by not seeing season 2 IMO: I have season 2 and stopped watching a bunch of episodes ago.

Brian

Only season one was listed in Netflix.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 19, 2017, 08:05:22 am
I believe that they upped for a third season..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on May 19, 2017, 08:43:32 am
Yeah, just as well- that went down the drain like the proverbial flush.... You are not missing anything by not seeing season 2 IMO: I have season 2 and stopped watching a bunch of episodes ago.

Brian

Agreed, it just was not as good as season 1, but I plan to finish season 2.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on May 28, 2017, 03:39:57 pm
Black Mirror.

Strange series (not in a bad way, just very.... different). It almost reminds me of an extreme twist on the Twilight Zone but all the episodes I have seen are based on current and / or future technology somehow. Also odd in that it seems to have started as an purely English show (British- actors, settings, language, culture, etc.) but has become more and more American as it moves forward.

Another stange thing is that there are all different numbers of episodes per year; some have three, some one and others more than three. ??

Anyway, I cannot tell if I like it or not yet but I do not hate it and it certainly is a very different than the usual formulaic junk thrown at us over and over and over, without being too weird to follow (read: something David Lynch would make.... anything David Lynch would and has made).

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 28, 2017, 05:35:14 pm
The number of episodes per 'season' is a UK thing, I think.  It's all over the place.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: O.C. on May 29, 2017, 02:10:12 pm
I just watched my football (soccer to you guys) team (Huddersfield Town) win promotion the next seasons premiership and receive a £200 million pay off in the process....yeah really  :o   


I've also been watching bloody Rabbits eat our border plants...I feel a drastic solution coming on    :cannon:     
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on May 29, 2017, 03:13:44 pm
Looking forward to Animal Kingdom returning soon.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on May 29, 2017, 05:04:52 pm
I just watched my football (soccer to you guys) team (Huddersfield Town) win promotion the next seasons premiership and receive a £200 million pay off in the process....yeah really  :o   


I've also been watching bloody Rabbits eat our border plants...I feel a drastic solution coming on    :cannon:     
Since your leaders have decided you Brits are unfit to own firearms are you going to hide in the bushes and wack'em with a club?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: O.C. on May 29, 2017, 10:52:15 pm
Since your leaders have decided you Brits are unfit to own firearms are you going to hide in the bushes and wack'em with a club?

We can still own firearms here in the U.K but must have a reason, bona fida designated usage location, or join an approved club when an approved certificate can be issued by the police at their discretion.

I used to own a couple of 12 gauge shotguns, and a few rifles (.22 rim fire, 222 & 247 calibre) which I used for hunting, but as my needs for them lessened it became obvious that there was no longer a need for me to renew my certification so I sold them.

I still have a .22 air rifle which would work well on the Rabbit invasion, but my better half is not in favour of that policy   ::) 

 I'm sure that gun crime in the U.K has increased quite substantially since the ban on firearms was introduced, (I don''t have the figures) demonstrating that by driving firearms 'underground' and away from legal /responsible ownership doesn't seem to have worked, but, hey, that's another story and in the meantime the rabbit population around here is getting fatter at our expense, it's still better living in the country than a town where there is very few Rabbits ( Oryctolagus cuniculus )exist
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 30, 2017, 05:05:21 am
I just watched my football (soccer to you guys) team (Huddersfield Town) win promotion the next seasons premiership and receive a £200 million pay off in the process....yeah really  :o   


I've also been watching bloody Rabbits eat our border plants...I feel a drastic solution coming on    :cannon:     

I have the same feelings towards squirrels but am not allowed to do more than  wave at them.   I think they're laughing at me.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on May 30, 2017, 07:06:19 am
I have the same feelings towards squirrels but am not allowed to do more than  wave at them.   I think they're laughing at me.

Do they wave back?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 30, 2017, 07:40:01 am
Not that I can tell...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on May 30, 2017, 07:48:22 am
I'm sure that gun crime in the U.K has increased quite substantially since the ban on firearms was introduced, (I don''t have the figures) demonstrating that by driving firearms 'underground' and away from legal /responsible ownership doesn't seem to have worked,

It never really works.  When good, law-abiding citizens are denied access to the tools needed to protect themselves and their families from the unexpected, unknown, and yet ever-present, the only people with guns will be the bad people/criminals/terrorists and the police/government.  And the police/government will be happy to show up way AFTER a citizen is beaten, stabbed, raped, abducted, or shot to take a report while the criminal is long gone.  But hey, maybe with 1,000,000 cameras watching everything everyone does, perhaps there is a slight chance a perpetrator might be identified one day...   that should be comforting!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on May 30, 2017, 07:49:59 am
I just finished watching the first season of "The Last Kingdom" on Netflix streaming.  GOOD STUFF!!!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on May 30, 2017, 08:14:42 am
I just finished watching the first season of "The Last Kingdom" on Netflix streaming.  GOOD STUFF!!!

I just looked at the reviews of this and that does sound good! I'll have to check this one out.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on May 30, 2017, 12:08:26 pm
I just looked at the reviews of this and that does sound good! I'll have to check this one out.

I've watched both seasons and it is quite good.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on May 30, 2017, 01:54:39 pm
House of Cards season 5 has been released today. I think Kirby might be doing a little binge watching......

The first two seasons were excellent IMO. The last two were good but have fallen off a bit, though that is probably to be expected for all series, at least those with so many episodes.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on May 30, 2017, 02:21:57 pm
House of Cards season 5 has been released today. I think Kirby might be doing a little binge watching...... 

I am off today, so I am binging on season 2 of The Last Kingdom.  But I noted the banner for HOC sea5 this morning... so I guess that is on my non-productive-to-do-list also.

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The first two seasons were excellent IMO. The last two were good but have fallen off a bit, though that is probably to be expected for all series, at least those with so many episodes.

Agreed.  The first couple of seasons were absolutely riveting.  The next two were just very good.

Other series I love (in no particular order, and I am sure I am leaving out a lot of them):

Flash
Marco Polo
Lucifer
Breaking Bad
South Park
Sopranos
Orange is the new Black
Better Call Saul
Oz
Futurama
Lost
Game of Thrones
X-Files
House of Cards
Carol Burnett Show
Muppet Show
Battlestar Galactica (2000's)
Stranger Things
Family Guy
Most anything Star Trek, especially TNG and Yoyager
House
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on May 31, 2017, 08:38:22 am
House of Cards season 5 has been released today. I think Kirby might be doing a little binge watching......

The first two seasons were excellent IMO. The last two were good but have fallen off a bit, though that is probably to be expected for all series, at least those with so many episodes.

Brian

Agree completely! It was better when he was just the house whip. I've now watched the first 3 of season 5. Still entertaining but not as good as the first 2 seasons. It's a little disconcerting watching this series because you don't want it to be how things are done in Washington but your pretty sure this is exactly how stuff happens in DC.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on May 31, 2017, 11:27:31 am
Speaking about House of Cards here: I think a virtually insurmountable problem with seasons 1&2 is that they were leading up to a very specific point (gaining the Presidency). After that had happened, I think it took a lot of the anticipation as well as the entire goal out of the plot. And a new plot just cannot have the clarity or 'tunnel vision' of the first one so it loses a lot of intensity.... or at least that is what I think.

Another fantastic series, perhaps the best one, had a similar problem; Breaking Bad. That had several plots all interwoven so could never lose all of them but I think it lost a lot of intensity after the resolution of the Walt / Gus situation (for those who have not seen it, do not want to give it away). The next season sort of wandered around and did lose intensity and I thought it was going to fall off to the point of not being interesting enough to watch anymore. Then came season 5 (which after it was lengthened, split in half and shown over two years is really season 5 and season 6), Hank, the toilet and that book and fixed EVERYTHING. The plot made a radical turn but the quality of the series was restored, at least IMO. All capped off by what is probably the best series finally in history.

When entertainment is bad, it can really be awful. When it is good, it can range from OK to truly outstanding. The outstanding versions are rare but all the better because of it when they do appear.

Back to the beginning: I have high hopes but reasonable expectations for House of Cards. That said, it IS a quality production with excellent talent (who would have thought Princess Buttercup could be such an outstanding dramatic character?). And besides, H of C has been released right in the middle of Fargo S3, so even it is sucks, there is still something excellent to watch.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on May 31, 2017, 11:33:13 am
Also happened to see 'USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage'. Lousy movie IMO. They had enough plot to work with but between miss- casting and some truly, amazingly atrocious special effects (imagine CGI done on a Commodore 64, then divide that quality by 12 and you will be in the realm of how bad it really is).

If anyone IS interested in a well- told rendition of the USS Indianapolis, grab a copy of Jaws and watch / listen to Robert Shaw tell his version of what happened to the ship and crew; infinitely better and takes a lot less time.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on May 31, 2017, 01:09:51 pm
If anyone IS interested in a well- told rendition of the USS Indianapolis, grab a copy of Jaws and watch / listen to Robert Shaw tell his version of what happened to the ship and crew; infinitely better and takes a lot less time.

Plus, one of the best scenes in any movie as the guy was a terrible alcoholic and was pretty well sloshed during that scene if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 03, 2017, 05:44:17 pm
OK, finished literally binge- watching H of C last night. Very interesting season in a lot of different ways, and kudos to whoever writes / produces / directs (several episodes directed by Robin Wright I happened to notice).

First of all, great job of 'pulling the fat out of the fire' and working with a plot that was basically toast a season or two ago. As I said, they got me to binge watch it so it was good enough to not walk away from the last 4 or 5 episodes.

Second, it the plot would have ludicrous aspects to it except for the fact that the entire American political scene is ludicrous is real life. Normally, large parts of the plot would be simply ridiculous but they seem far less so now that reality is simply ridiculous.....

Overall, I would give it a B+ or maybe even an A- but as I said, they managed to sink the hook into my cheek so I guess they deserve a higher grade. Very few TV series I cannot walk away from at any point (with the idea of going back and finishing perhaps but just not a slave to the TV or the series).

As usual, the acting, production standards and general presentation is first class.... still. Of course it does star Keven Spacey an infinitely watchable actor (and I ain't even a little bit..... er, ..... you know....., uhm......  Spacey have to impress me from ALL the way across the Kinsey scale). And let's face it, it would be at least even money on Keyser Söze facing off against William Munny (two of my all- time favorite actors, in two of my all- time favorite movies BTW).

Finally, after all is said and done, and we are now three years beyond the end of the original plot and entire basis of the series, they left room for a sixth season and I have to say..... I will grab at least the first few episodes to see if there is anything worth watching or not, without any certainty that the series is really 'toast'.

Brian (pleasantly surprised at H of C S5)
House of Cards season 5 has been released today. I think Kirby might be doing a little binge watching......

The first two seasons were excellent IMO. The last two were good but have fallen off a bit, though that is probably to be expected for all series, at least those with so many episodes.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on June 04, 2017, 06:58:49 am
Finished up the final season of Bloodline on Netflix.

Damn good entertainment but the last couple of episodes got a lil weird.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on June 04, 2017, 09:02:23 am
The film "Nixon and Elvis". Silly, but funny. A true story with imagined dialogue of what may have been said.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 12, 2017, 08:39:27 am
Into The Badlands has some of the best fight scenes ever!   :thumbs:

Started watching season 2.   Reminds me of the chinese kung fu movies.  I also don't think it's as good as the first season.............yet.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on June 12, 2017, 09:09:47 am
Started watching season 2.   Reminds me of the chinese kung fu movies.  I also don't think it's as good as the first season.............yet.

If it tells you anything, I've had the final two episodes on the DVR for weeks and I still haven't watched them.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 12, 2017, 09:41:39 am
Finished House of Cards Season5. It was actually very good, considering they left the reason for the entire series behind two or three years ago.

Really looking forward to the last couple episodes of Fargo. Last episode (8 I think) they did the usual Fargo shtick where the main characters turn from extremely evil to.... well, more extremely evil :-)  And they also tied this season (set in 2010) into the entire rest of the series, which is set in 1997, 1979, 2006. Series is still excellent- about as good as always although anything / anybody would have a tough time coming up to the level of Billy Bob Thorton's 'Lorne Malvo'.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on June 12, 2017, 09:48:02 am
Finished House of Cards Season5. It was actually very good, considering they left the reason for the entire series behind two or three years ago.

Brian

Finished it as well. Its no longer as believable as the first 2 seasons but still very entertaining. Outstanding acting by all but especially Kevin Spacy and Buttercup... I mean Robin Wright.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 12, 2017, 09:55:22 am
SPOILERS AHEAD

Yeah, and the current questions are 1) who is really in charge and 2) will the other one let the one actually in charge.... be in charge? From the last 10 minutes of the last show, it seems that Frank has completely orchestrated the entire situation, IS in charge <really> and plans on staying there at any cost. Clare thinks she is in charge but without the conviction, and cunning of Frank; I would have said without the ruthlessness of Frank but kind of got over that after her last "date" with the writer. :-)

Who knows, they might be able to get another season or two out of the series yet. If nothing else, the performances are all top- notch, as you pointed out, and the overall production is excellent so even if the show itself slips 10%, 20%, it will still be above 104% of the rest of televised garbage IMO.

Brian

Finished it as well. Its no longer as believable as the first 2 seasons but still very entertaining. Outstanding acting by all but especially Kevin Spacy and Buttercup... I mean Robin Wright.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on June 12, 2017, 03:15:11 pm
Finished House of Cards Season5. It was actually very good, considering they left the reason for the entire series behind two or three years ago.

Yep, I just finished it yesterday myself.  It is holding in there, but becoming a little more "far out" with each season.  Now working on the latest of Orange is the New Black.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 12, 2017, 03:37:54 pm
Depends on your point of view of course but Fargo is the one that took the 'far out' twist with the last episode. It was based on old Judaic tales and metaphors; all the main characters went to a "bowling alley" but only when the 'host' asked "Is that what you see.... a bowling alley" did we realize the whole thing was kinda'..... off. Not nearly David Lynch off, which is far too 'off' for me, but just enough to make it interesting IMO. Again, really looking forward to the last two episodes of the series and I have high hopes (something I do not hold very often for anything televised unfortunately) for both the end of this season and the ones after this. Fargo is just a great mixture of oddity, commonality, quirkiness, excess and a whole lot of other things in exactly the right proportions. The first time through, I did not care for the movie at all but after watching it 2 or 3 times, I came to appreciate it for what it was rather than what I wanted it to be or expected. In that light, I now find it outstanding. The series is even better IMO, especially the first season with Billy Bob Thorton. The elevator scene when Lorne Malvo asks if this is REALLY what Lester wants is priceless IMO and should go down (Easy Boys!) in movie quote legend. But you have to watch the entire series to appreciate it (it is in the last episode IIRC).

Brian

Yep, I just finished it yesterday myself.  It is holding in there, but becoming a little more "far out" with each season.  Now working on the latest of Orange is the New Black.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on June 12, 2017, 05:36:44 pm
Crap, I guess I will have to add Fargo to my ever-growing list of to-do's...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on June 12, 2017, 05:46:28 pm
Oh crap, I forgot about Fargo. All three seasons have been amazing. Violent, but amazing.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 13, 2017, 04:05:59 am
I'm quite surprised they brought back Mr. Wrench.   Nice twist.  Did you know that he really is deaf?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on June 13, 2017, 08:20:14 am
I'm quite surprised they brought back Mr. Wrench.   Nice twist.  Did you know that he really is deaf?

I forgot about him, that was season 2 right? Is he playing the same character?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 13, 2017, 10:47:50 am
Nice Jim, now you are giving away the spoilers.... and that one was really very good IMO.

Yep, all the tie- ins on all seasons of Fargo always play the same character, unless they are very different in age, such as when the Indian finds the two boys fighting.... and one is a deaf- mute. He is even wearing the same fringe edged coat. Still plenty tough too (not giving anything away but that guy seems pretty tough to kill).

BTW: the Indian from season 2 shows up this year as the Indian mentor / father to the main character on the series The Son.

Brian

I forgot about him, that was season 2 right? Is he playing the same character?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 15, 2017, 04:42:30 pm
Well, Fargo S3E9 was on last night and it did not disappoint. I must say, Mary Elizabeth Winstead is doing a fantastic job and her character is growing amazingly well.

SPOILER ALERT BELOW:

As in previous seasons, it is coming down to two characters, one expected, one a real surprise. Everyone else is either a supporting player or has been taken out of play. Now if S3 does what the earlier seasons have done, there will be a twist where neither one of the main contestants really wins or loses but rather one <sorta', kinda'> moves on while the other, well, let us just say it does not go well for anyone but the one who walks away. Oh, of course aside from the surrounding, supporting cast, whom all live on without ever realizing what a tumultuous event has happened in the middle of their respective lives.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 15, 2017, 04:52:08 pm
And as an aside, I am getting my son, 31 yrs. old, to watch the occasional 'classic' movie based on my recommendation. Now I know that is probably just a bad idea, but he keeps falling for it. :-)

The last one was 'In the Heat of the Night'. He liked it. Around Christmas time, when he and his wife spent the holidays with us, we watched Casablanca, one of my all- time favorite classic movies and he REALLY liked that one. I am having a hard time breaking through his resistance to 1) black and white movies and 2) a movie with a distinct lack of special effects. Hey, the kid is the post 'Star Wars' generation so it is an uphill climb. Still, he has liked and responded very well to some of my suggestions such as Patton (who could not love Patton?). He also recently watched Mulholland Falls based entirely on my making a supreme effort to convey to him just how bad a movie can be.... and he came away with the same thought (how can one squeeze that much 'suckocity' into a mere few hours is beyond me but Mr. Lynch managed to do it). I am trying to get his to watch '12 Angry Men' (the original film version, 1957) but so far, no luck.

Then again, he is currently reading Henry IV and liking it so perhaps he has no taste at all whatsoever (Henry V is actually very good but it is either the only one or one of the few- I apologize in advance but I think 'The Bard' 'a works suck overall).

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: motonerd14 on June 16, 2017, 07:09:38 pm
The object of television is not to entertain you with quality programming. It's purpose is to lull you into a dazed stupor to cause you to be susceptible to the mind numbing commercials so that you will rush to Wally World and buy **** you neither want nor need.


This might be the best description of that technology I've ever heard, and is precisely why I don't have cable anymore. Not sure what kinds of TVs you folks have, but mine has an app called Pluto.tv (http://www.pluto.tv) with live geek-oriented channels. Check it out, some of yon's might like it!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on June 17, 2017, 10:37:17 am
Fargo is getting sooooo good.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 17, 2017, 04:01:32 pm
Yep, it is a series that takes some time.... 'it' is not in a hurry. But that is part of the reward for watching, in order, and paying attention. Exactly like Breaking Bad, it really does reward the patient viewer who notices nuance. A big difference between the two series though, at least IMO, is that Fargo does not use very much foreshadowing, while B.B. was packed full of it, although that series was perhaps the best use of foreshadowing I have ever seen I think. And not cheesy, cheap or 'in your face' foreshadowing either but subtle. Even some 'postshadowing / foreshadowing', very well done (the flashback episode showing Hector Salamanca as a middle- age man, in good health, sitting outside in a wooden chair that had spoke wheels on it.... just like a wheelchair- fantastic. But back to Fargo, yep great series, great movie, though I did not care for it at all the first time I saw it and it is still delivering 100% I think, 20+ years on.

I am anxious to see the next episode and a little disappointed all at once- next episode is the last for this season.

Brian

Fargo is getting sooooo good.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: motonerd14 on June 21, 2017, 07:12:01 pm
Yep, it is a series that takes some time.... 'it' is not in a hurry. But that is part of the reward for watching, in order, and paying attention. Exactly like Breaking Bad, it really does reward the patient viewer who notices nuance. A big difference between the two series though, at least IMO, is that Fargo does not use very much foreshadowing, while B.B. was packed full of it, although that series was perhaps the best use of foreshadowing I have ever seen I think. And not cheesy, cheap or 'in your face' foreshadowing either but subtle. Even some 'postshadowing / foreshadowing', very well done (the flashback episode showing Hector Salamanca as a middle- age man, in good health, sitting outside in a wooden chair that had spoke wheels on it.... just like a wheelchair- fantastic. But back to Fargo, yep great series, great movie, though I did not care for it at all the first time I saw it and it is still delivering 100% I think, 20+ years on.

I am anxious to see the next episode and a little disappointed all at once- next episode is the last for this season.

Brian

I'm about halfway through Breaking Bad now and am continuously amazed at how well they use the foreshadowing technique. It's never quite predictable, but I'm constantly on the edge of my seat. Shame the episodes are so long or I'd be well past season 3 by now!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 21, 2017, 11:33:54 pm
I think Fargo had a swing and a miss on the last episode of season 3. Too many loose ends, and no closure IMO. Not a bad year in a great series but at the same time, not the equal of the first two seasons either.

That said, I think it can recover and come back to its forger level next season. If it gets a next season, of course.

Brian

Fargo is getting sooooo good.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on June 22, 2017, 03:54:37 am
The Missing on Amazon Prime.

Damn good show and very well done. We've only watched 3 eps and so far, very good.


The Mist on Prime starts tonight. Highly rated on IMDB, gonna have to check this out.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 22, 2017, 05:26:44 am
I think I missed that show.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 22, 2017, 09:43:22 am
Yeah, super job of using that technique plus the timing is all over the place; sometimes it applies to the very episode you are watching, sometimes it applies to an episode or episodes a year or more in the future. You just do not know but they are always woven in wonderfully IMO. Plus they never directly mislead or outright lie in their foreshadowing; they show you exactly how things are and any miss- direction is entirely inferred by the viewer, at least IMO.

BTW- while usually a pretty serious drama, a lot of B.B. is really a black comedy IMO. At least that is how I took it. There are a tremendous amount of really funny scenes or series w/in a lot of the episodes. There is a certain scene involving a roof and a food product; when you get there, I can tell you a great story about that that continues to this day.... :-)

Brian

I'm about halfway through Breaking Bad now and am continuously amazed at how well they use the foreshadowing technique. It's never quite predictable, but I'm constantly on the edge of my seat. Shame the episodes are so long or I'd be well past season 3 by now!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on June 23, 2017, 07:47:15 am
I think I missed that show.

You have another chance.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 23, 2017, 06:36:06 pm
But what if I 'miss' it again?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 23, 2017, 06:57:11 pm
Fargo season 3 ended this past Wed. night. Overall, I liked it a lot and the ending was good but not quite as good as season 2 and absolutely not as good as season1 IMO. Still, one of the best series on TV.

SPOILER ALERT:

The ending pretty much cleaned everything up, sent almost everybody on to a reasonable conclusion. It did surprisingly kill off what I thought was going to be the or one of the heroines of the season. And as always, it left two 'loose ends', meaning people still around but just disappeared..... they usually come back in a later season in one form or another. So overall, Brian, Kirby and Mr. Elkhoof give it one thumb and two paws up. Three and a half stars out of four.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on June 23, 2017, 09:24:14 pm
Agreed, great season, but my least favorite ending out of the three seasons.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on June 24, 2017, 07:20:08 am
But what if I 'miss' it again?

Too late, you'll never know if the show was to your liking now.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 24, 2017, 09:29:08 pm
10 Cloverfield Lane.

Remember, just because a person is insane does not mean he / she is not correct.

Not a bad flick. Watching it from the beginning, without any outside knowledge, what you think is going on is not what is going on and what IS going on is not revealed until the end. Good enough movie to stop my wife from knitting / crocheting, which is an excellent recommendation in itself.  ;)

And as this movie stars the fantastic John Goodman, it reminds me of 'Fallen'. An older film (1997 as I remember), as he is a star of that movie as well, and it also stars Denzel Washington and has an truly outstanding supporting cast including the late James Gandolfini (not a huge fan myself but he was excellent in this film IMO). An excellent film IMO and again, it is not what you think it is all the way to the end. Remember the words opening line: "I wanna tell you about the time I almost died... ". If one does watch the film, see if you can ever think of Mick Jagger again without thinking about John Goodman imitating him....  :rotflmao:

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on June 24, 2017, 10:19:40 pm
10 Cloverfield Lane.

Yeah, saw that a few months ago.  Good.

Recently watched "Hidden Figures" and enjoyed that.  Also, although Netflix thinks I would find it mediocre, I liked "Life" a lot more than it thought I would.  It was certainly no "Interstellar", which was mind-blowing good, or "Aliens" (Alien 2), but decent stuff.

Then rewatched the incredible "Butterfly Effect" last night.

Yes, TV is most of my life.  Sad
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 25, 2017, 12:14:02 am
Have not seen 'Life' or 'Hidden Figures' so no comment. Did not care all that much for 'Interstellar'; actually, just did not like the ending of 'Interstellar' which made it seem 'cheap' and sort of a good / evil movie to me.

The 'Butterfly Effect' I thought was excellent although like many good movies, it took some paying attention on my part to see the finer details that make it a good or great movie IMO.

Nothing about watching TV is sad IMO. It is a medium, and like most story delivery devices today, most of it is utter garbage IMO. That said, there is some truly excellent TV also. As far as using / enjoying / being involved with watching TV, why not? Nothing wrong with that IMO. In fact, there is enough good- to- great TV, including movies released on both broadcast and 'designer' tv avenues, to truly enrich a persons' cultural level IMO. I mean who said and who can prove that 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times' is somehow better than 'We're gonna' need a bigger boat!'? It is all part of our culture and I would venture to say that modern TV and movies (going back no further than color TV, say, 1965 or so) has had far more cultural impact, for both good and bad, then anything Homer or Shakespeare wrote.

If you look around and do your part (pay attention), there is a great deal of TV that is truly great IMO. And not just designer or 'high brow' stuff either- I personally think 'Everybody Loves Raymond' and 'The Simpsons' are in a class by themselves representing the highest form of television culture.

And BTW, good think you appreciate 'Aliens' or there could be serious repercussions.....  :rotflmao: A great movie although in recent years, seeing a longer cut of Alien (the original, Ridley Scott version) I think I appreciate that one even more.

Nothing wrong with TV.... or bowling..... or painting as a hobby...... or playing darts at the local pub (more of a Brit. thing but it IS available here in the US) or anything else you care to do or are interested in IMO. Go your own way, enjoy that which you like and state it to the world (such as forums like this are 'the world'). And at least now there are a lot of much better series available then there were just a few years ago, at least that is how it seems to me; Fargo, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, maybe Westworld and a host of others. Sure they are mixed in with a tremendous pile of garbage but that is YOUR job, to pick the gold out of the sand....

BTW- I am re-watching 'Fallen' again as insomnia frolics with me. Still an outstanding movie IMO in almost all ways, but especially Denzel Washington playing.... well, I won't give it away but again, if you pay attention, a great movie IMO.

And just 'cause we are yacking about it, my two all- time favorites are 'The Usual Suspects' and 'Unforgiven'. Both relatively 'cheap' movies (made on relatively small budgets) but outstanding in plot, character development, etc. I had to watch 'The Usual Suspects' about 4 times, always asking the question.... what do I know (rather than surmise, think, suspect, etc.) for it to truly make sense.

Brian

Yeah, saw that a few months ago.  Good.

Recently watched "Hidden Figures" and enjoyed that.  Also, although Netflix thinks I would find it mediocre, I liked "Life" a lot more than it thought I would.  It was certainly no "Interstellar", which was mind-blowing good, or "Aliens" (Alien 2), but decent stuff.

Then rewatched the incredible "Butterfly Effect" last night.

Yes, TV is most of my life.  Sad
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on June 26, 2017, 06:45:11 am
Watched "Life" over the weekend. "The Thing" meets "Alien", but wasn't as good as either one of those. I would give it 2 maybe 3 out of 5 stars. Wasn't the worst horror movie I've seen but should have been so much better. Had excellent actors and high budget special effects but just lacked something. Way too predictable I think.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: fartymarty on June 26, 2017, 09:35:27 am
Yes, TV is most of my life.  Sad

Maybe you need to go into the great room and look up at the ceiling more.
......or go into the living room and look at that brake fluid sitting there waiting patiently for you to bleed your brakes.  :-\

And yes, I still have the new set sitting in my living room, waiting for the right time)

Yep.   Sitting right next to the Motion Pro and brake fluid....
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 26, 2017, 09:45:38 am
Or maybe he can find a TV show about looking at a ceiling or bleeding brakes? Hey, maybe he is more of a Youtube kinda' guy?

 ??? ;D

Brian

Maybe you need to go into the great room and look up at the ceiling more.
......or go into the living room and look at that brake fluid sitting there waiting patiently for you to bleed your brakes.  :-\
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on June 26, 2017, 03:50:35 pm
Yeesh
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on June 27, 2017, 03:34:03 am
Watched The Conjuring 2.

One of the best horror flicks we've seen in a long time. My wife nearly watched the entire movie through her fingers.  :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on June 27, 2017, 07:16:41 am
Watched The Conjuring 2.

One of the best horror flicks we've seen in a long time. My wife nearly watched the entire movie through her fingers.  :)

Cool! I'll give it a look.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on June 27, 2017, 08:37:02 am
Watched The Conjuring 2.

One of the best horror flicks we've seen in a long time. My wife nearly watched the entire movie through her fingers.  :)

We enjoyed it too. As good as Conjuring 1.
We also added Annabelle to the queue.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 27, 2017, 09:12:41 pm
I grabbed both the original and -2; put the original on tonight and w/in 0.5 minutes, my wife went into the bedroom and closed the door. She has always been a little skitting of blatant horror movies but as she gets older, she is downright petrified. Kinda' funny, kinda' sad, all at the same time.

Brian
Cool! I'll give it a look.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on June 28, 2017, 03:53:03 am
I grabbed both the original and -2; put the original on tonight and w/in 0.5 minutes, my wife went into the bedroom and closed the door. She has always been a little skitting of blatant horror movies but as she gets older, she is downright petrified. Kinda' funny, kinda' sad, all at the same time.

Brian

Did you continue with the flick or join your wife in the bedroom?    ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 28, 2017, 02:58:11 pm
Answer C: none of the above. I watched something else.

We have a little bit of TV trouble.... if left to her own resources, she puts on 'The Crazy Channel' and this hurts my ears, my intelligence any what little hope I have for the human race. I will not say which channel because I find it brings out the local crazy people who watch it and then they hurt my ears, my intelligence and remove any hope I have fro the human race. If left to my own resources, if I could not find something in a reasonable span of time, say five to ten minutes, I would go back and re- watch known good programming..... at least what I think is good. My wife does not share this view at all, whatsoever so she generally leaves the room we are in and does something else, usually something like knitting and watching 'The Crazy Channel' in bed. Now, if I wanted to watch 'The Crazy Channel' in the first place, or even if I could just tolerate it, it would have been on in the living room, on the large TV with the surround system attached in the first place (the one thing a decent sound system does NOT improve is 'The Crazy Channel' 'cause it just makes the loud idiocy louder) so I certainly do not want to go into another room and listen to that audio pollution.

Brian

Did you continue with the flick or join your wife in the bedroom?    ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on June 28, 2017, 04:28:17 pm
Answer C: none of the above. I watched something else.

We have a little bit of TV trouble.... if left to her own resources, she puts on 'The Crazy Channel' and this hurts my ears, my intelligence any what little hope I have for the human race. I will not say which channel because I find it brings out the local crazy people who watch it and then they hurt my ears, my intelligence and remove any hope I have fro the human race. If left to my own resources, if I could not find something in a reasonable span of time, say five to ten minutes, I would go back and re- watch known good programming..... at least what I think is good. My wife does not share this view at all, whatsoever so she generally leaves the room we are in and does something else, usually something like knitting and watching 'The Crazy Channel' in bed. Now, if I wanted to watch 'The Crazy Channel' in the first place, or even if I could just tolerate it, it would have been on in the living room, on the large TV with the surround system attached in the first place (the one thing a decent sound system does NOT improve is 'The Crazy Channel' 'cause it just makes the loud idiocy louder) so I certainly do not want to go into another room and listen to that audio pollution.

Brian

Now we need another thread to guess Brian's "Crazy Channel". I'll even supply a prize. A set of OEM rear brake pads still in the original package (I forgot to give them to the guy who bought my C14).
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on June 28, 2017, 05:52:10 pm
Just finished the first season of "American Horror Story."  It was OK.  Had some great acting and neat twists.  I am a bit disappointed in the ending, though.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 28, 2017, 06:10:48 pm
Well, as one- half of all the doctor jokes on the planet start.... I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you watched an OK series..... but you already knew that. The bad news is that IMO, it is a very sharply pitched ride down from there; season 2 is a big drop in quality, season 3 is a bigger drop than season 2 was and so on. By season 3 the true 'horror' is sitting down and trying to choke that series down. All in my opinion of course.

Brian

Just finished the first season of "American Horror Story."  It was OK.  Had some great acting and neat twists.  I am a bit disappointed in the ending, though.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 28, 2017, 07:17:22 pm
We have to tread lightly here 'cause I kinda' like this thread and this subject could get it locked or moved to the arena, which is a place just off the edge of the world for me (not a participant in that section).

I can give you a couple of hints, as well as the fact that there is more than one 'crazy channel'; there seem to be two predominant ones but one of the 'teams' has more 'crazy' channels, or at least it seems so to me.

Hints, in no particular order:

1) It is loud; because:
    a) People are usually screaming at each other and
    b) People is plural, so there is more than one person screaming at once
    c) the people talking will not stop talking because they have apparently not quite gotten the concept of 'taking turns' or conversing with other people and must be interrupted by the host(s) but they will still not stop so.... the 'opposing force' starts talking, as well as the primary speaker and the host....  all at once.
2) It makes no sense. If something starts to make sense, someone instantly re- directs the screaming in a new, nonsensical, direction.
3) It makes no sense. The contestants in the struggle for loud and obnoxious do not want to talk about a topic or subject, they want to take their own dogma and either pound it into the person(s) on the 'other team's' faces or defend it against the people trying to pound it into their faces.
4) There are only two, extremely rigid (Easy Boys, not one of those crazy channels....) points of view and they are: "fer me" and "agin me".
5) There is no possibility of anyone on any side gaining any new ideas, thoughts, perspectives for the reasons listed above.

That should be enough to identify the genre that I am speaking about. My suggestion would be that no one mention a specific channel but rather allude to one and I will reply with 'cold, cool, warm, hot, bingo' and we will have to leave it at that. If the actual 'Crazy Channel' were to get out, it is going to make 1/2 of the population cranky that I called it the 'Crazy Channel' because they know it is not 'Crazy' at all but evil, well organized and plotting to overthrow.... well, everything I guess. And it will make the other 1/2 of the population cranky because they know it is not 'Crazy' but a perfectly reasonable response to the other team, which is evil, well organized and plotting to overthrow.... well, everything I guess.

And of course if my wife stumbles across this post (not sure if she ever skims this forum or not), there will be some hollerin' at Kirby's house 'cause the 'Crazy Channel' is not crazy at all but a perfectly reasonable and desperately needed response to the evil ones, who are on the other 'Crazy Channel', which is really the 'Evil Channel' and they are well organized and plotting.... well, you know.

WAY OFFTOPIC: I have been getting involved state- level politics lately due to some very specific legislation being proposed in my state. I go to support 'my side', wave the proverbial flag, and sign in an be counted as an 'us' or a 'them' as well as to testify before the judicial committees. I wear one of 'the pins' to mark me as an 'us' (or is it a 'them'?) but I cannot speak with anyone, including my brother, because they are all well and truly insane. I am an American, born and bred, and I truly believe in our basic system, or at least the fundamental rules put in place first in England (our 'revolutionary' ideas were mostly English revolutionary ideas of the 17th century in England before we 'invented' them here) and then in the US when the US became the US. Our Constitution is short yet wise and cunning at the same time. It is as good or better than any other 'rule book' I am aware of, and it even has some really clever and I think superb methods to adapt and change with the times and needs of our society. We have had and continue to have some truly brilliant, gifted and able people helping to guide us and the entire system along; some true giants among men (an expression, of course there have been female giants as well.... this is not a gender thing). And yet we try our best to decide our most serious social issues by.... who can scream the loudest and longest. I think sometimes the last statesman we might have had was (shields up!) Richard Milhous Nixon. Seriously. Sure he was a criminal and yeah, he was going to be impeached, virtually certainly convicted and very likely criminally charged. But look past or through that and see what he actually did: disentangled us from Viet Nam, opened relations (Boys! I am not going to tell you again!) with China (and while that resulted in what we call Taiwan getting tossed as a legitimate 'state' but hey, you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet....) either put in or greatly strengthened the Clean Water Act (we used to have rivers catch on fire, now I think that one both teams have to admit is a bit too much), the Clean Air Act, created a good and truly beneficial financial change by introducing IRA's (bolstering a sagging S.S. system and actually significantly changing the earning to saving ratio in the US) and so on. Lots of truly good stuff. Really. Sure he was a putz and a criminal, and fairly annoying to watch / listen to but overall, I would give him pretty good marks for a post- WWII American President regarding achievements as opposed to an emotional only reaction.

BACK ONTOPIC.... sort of:

And I am typing all this junk because tonight is the night Fargo is on and Fargo has ended for the entire year! A whole Earth year!!! And I am left with..... the 'Crazy Channel', which was just getting loud behind me (guess who is watching TV....).

 :rotflmao: and  :'(  a little bit all at the same time.

Brian

Now we need another thread to guess Brian's "Crazy Channel". I'll even supply a prize. A set of OEM rear brake pads still in the original package (I forgot to give them to the guy who bought my C14).
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on June 29, 2017, 08:29:57 am
How do I reply without naming anything specific? Hmmmm... ok my guess is that the crazy channel is a "current events" channel. That has "journalists" talking 2% of the time about some fact and then 98% of the time about opinions of said fact. Am I warm?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on June 29, 2017, 08:39:47 am
maybe...except the facts are fake
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 29, 2017, 09:03:52 am
Meh, not quite. Let's see..... replace 'journalists' with 'hosts' (in one- hour formats).

Facts, some facts and opinions are not important, dogma is all that matters. And the best dogma is loud dogma.

Brian

How do I reply without naming anything specific? Hmmmm... ok my guess is that the crazy channel is a "current events" channel. That has "journalists" talking 2% of the time about some fact and then 98% of the time about opinions of said fact. Am I warm?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 29, 2017, 09:30:44 am
Wrong channel..... the 'Crazy Channel' is the only source of the truth. And by that I mean the REAL truth, not the truth as it is. :-)

Remember, reality is often based on where and when you happen to be: if in Germany in 1935, for example, the REAL truth was presented by Herr Goebbels, all else was distorted, wrong or simply lies. Same time in the Soviet Union, it was Mr. Molotov who had cornered the market on the truth, all others, such as Herr Goebbels were presenting distorted, incorrect facts or simply lying. In 2017, in the US of A, the 'Crazy Channel' has a lock on reality, while all other sources of information lie and distort the facts but even more so, apparently, is that the others suppress the 'real' news.

One lesson I always found to be especially interesting is that William Shirer, an American correspondent in Berlin before the US entry in WWII (one of 'Murrow's Boys'), wrote in 'The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich' that as a foreign journalist, he had all forms of world journalism available to him that the average German citizen did not due to censorship. So while he was actually quite well informed on world events, the Nazi propaganda was so intense that he actually found himself wondering if what he had gathered from outside sources such as the American wire services, the BBS, etc. was really correct or if the German 'news' was correct. The point being that even a well informed, intelligent and knowledgeable person, hearing, actually bombarded, with the same well formed, continuous lies would start to question whether they might be correct, how could a person given ONLY that propaganda believe anything else? Perhaps the Poles really did start WWII by attacking the Germans per the German party line? And therein lies the lesson of the 'Crazy Channel': do not just say it but pound it in, pound it in often, weave it all into a story and keep pounding and they will believe...... We have seen this before, again and again, at home (Joseph McCarthy and the 'Red Scare' and all the communist infiltrators in the US Dept. of State and afterward, all over the US Gov't) and abroad and yet we cannot seem to develop any resistance to it. The current 'XXXXX scare' is merely the latest rendition of the party line.

Brian

maybe...except the facts are fake
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on June 29, 2017, 09:47:49 am
Are you saying that McCarthy was wrong?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on June 29, 2017, 10:32:17 am
It is quite possible that I have never watched this crazy channel and therefor will never know what it is. I'm quite happy about this possibility.  :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on June 29, 2017, 10:49:45 am
I had a recent work trip to San Antonio and downloaded "The 100" season 1 on netflix.
It's not terrible, reminds me a lot of Falling Skies which I could not finish by the way.
I'm on season 2 of the 100
Apparently it's been renewed for Season 5.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 29, 2017, 11:03:14 am
No. I am saying that anyone and everyone who was listening to, thinking about and possibly believing his line of garbage was wrong. Exactly  the same way those watching the 'Crazy Channel' and nodding are wrong. Spewing his particular 'party line' was the only thing Joseph McCarthy had going for him and like far too many 'horror show' acts, it made him visible, politically powerful and important in his society. The way to stop such idiocy is for everyone else to think clearly and react properly: he claimed to have 'lists' of 'communists' working for the US Gov't. My response would be OK, let me see them and let us discuss this and decide what we (all of us) want to do about it, if anything. But I am not going to react and certainly not going to follow while you scream about what facts you claim to know, what lists you claim to have, shake handfuls of paper at the cameras while screaming your rhetoric, but DO NOT SHOW ME THE LISTS.

The owners, producers, and hosts of the 'Crazy Channel' are making a lot of dough, far, far more than I do when I get up and go to work, so it is difficult to say that they are wrong. But I think taking up whatever the 'Crazy Channel' spews out and reacting to it and worse yet, supporting it without any evidence or real investigation is idiocy. And yet, our entire country is basically driven by two sets of people, each with their own 'Crazy Channel' behind them, demanding what must be / cannot be done (depending on which side a person is on), is a truly terrible state of affairs.

Brian (fending off the party line since 1958)

Are you saying that McCarthy was wrong?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 29, 2017, 11:10:02 am
No, you have seen it. It is extremely popular and even its detractors are well aware of it and have seen it, or at least snippets. Also, a lot of items are taken directly from the 'Crazy Channel' and shown elsewhere as well as published all over the place.

Perhaps you watch it and like it and that is both well w/in your rights and fine with me, although of course my opinion certainly does not mean anything.

The only thing I would hope for is that you think about and evaluate what is being screamed on the 'Crazy Channel' before reacting to it and passing it on to others. That is the real danger IMO, not the virus itself (the 'Crazy Channel' itself) but the results it has after infecting the herd.

Wanna' buy a vowel?

 ;D

Brian

It is quite possible that I have never watched this crazy channel and therefor will never know what it is. I'm quite happy about this possibility.  :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on June 29, 2017, 03:39:48 pm
I can't imagine what this mystery crazy channel is, except I probably really have not seen it before (except many accidentally).  I stick to about 6 channels, and only through a TiVo recording what I want to see, and none of them include news, talk shows, reality TV, politics, or anything like that.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 29, 2017, 05:54:05 pm
Right.

"Alex, I will take news, politics, and interactive political channels for $2,000".

You too have seen this channel, everyone who watches 'broadcast' TV has. The difficulty now is that some of those following this thread actually LIKE that channel, and it is a bit scary that I am calling it the 'Crazy Channel'. No offense meant but really, it is illogical, nonsensical TV, appealing to the internal hatred of far too many people IMO. One of whom is my wife, which is what started me on this path......

C'mon people, what popular, common, TV network regularly broadcasts screaming, arguing, between 3 and 19 people talking at one time and preaches a 'party line' constantly. I am not going to specify the network, nor will I confirm it if someone guesses which one it is (DUH!) because I like this thread and do not want it locked. Still, you gotta' KNOW which network I am addressing!

Let's leave it at that and get back to what we are watching, especially good TV such as Breaking Bad, Fargo and similar, 'cause I am desperately looking for some quality, decent programming in this vast wasteland that is television.....

West world: slow but really pretty good if one sticks with the whole season. Starring Anthony Hopkins, who is on a plane by himself IMo, but he will not be back in season 2.... as everyone knows who watched season 1.

Game of Thrones: meh for me but miles above the usual trash. Plus nekkid wimmins (says his 12 year old inner self).  ;D

Ray Donovan: fantastic cast, great show. A little uneven over the seasons but still extremely good IMO. Jon Voight is utterly superb as a Boston life- criminal, right down to an excellent accent IMO (and I am not far from Boston). Plus the occasional nekkid wimmins.

Star Trek Discovery. Premier episode of a new series in the Star Trek universe. Withholding judgement; I grew up with Star Trek TOS and everything else is an 'also ran' IMO.

Law and Order True Crime: The Mendez Murders. Hmmmm. I kinda' liked the original Law and Order, not so much the spin- offs but hey, they were not awful. New series by Dick Wolf- it might be worth checking out....?

Otherwise, not seeing too much on the horizon worth watching as far as I can tell. PBS Nova can be ok, and PBS The American Experience is often outstanding but there is no consistency to the frequency; an episode here, and episode there. But still, most of them are truly excellent and more than worth watching IMO. I especially liked The bombing of Germany and Death and the Civil War, neither of which are about what the titles would imply.

Brian (trying to find the diamonds in a mine full of rocks)

I can't imagine what this mystery crazy channel is, except I probably really have not seen it before (except many accidentally).  I stick to about 6 channels, and only through a TiVo recording what I want to see, and none of them include news, talk shows, reality TV, politics, or anything like that.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on June 30, 2017, 07:16:17 am
You too have seen this channel, everyone who watches 'broadcast' TV has.

I haven't watched broadcast TV in 4 years. If its not on netflix, amazon prime or youtube, I haven't seen it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on June 30, 2017, 07:24:34 am
I haven't watched broadcast TV in 4 years. If its not on netflix, amazon prime or youtube, I haven't seen it.

And I haven't watched "channels" in probably 17 years due to TiVo.  I watch shows.  That means I see only programs I specifically tell it to record, or those it thinks I will like based on my previous ratings.  So most of the time, I have no idea what channel something is on, nor do I care to know.  Based on what little I see of the guide data, just about every channel has junk available; very few channels have anything worth watching at all.

Also have Netflix streaming.  Unlike cable, looking their THEIR listings, it seems difficult to find anything that is junk.  There might be some things that are not quite the genre I want to watch, but not just outright stupid.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 30, 2017, 09:41:08 am
Then you gentleman may well have missed the 'Crazy Channel' because it is a cable network and may not even be available via the sources you use. ?? At any rate, I am SURE you are better off using your methods than I am, using Cox cable. I do have Netflix streaming via Apple TV but frankly find it difficult to get concise listings of what is what. In other words, clunky to 'scan' and see what movies or other shows might be on, and what programming I find to be of known good quality, such as PBS's 'The American Experience' is just not available via Netflix- maybe two episodes available.

Both of my sons have given up on any form of 'delivered TV', be it broadcast, cable, satellite, whatever, and use other methods to watch what they want, some on the 'up and up', some not so much but both ways, they pick and choose what they watch without wading into the cesspool that is general TV programming to get it. Also, they do not watch episodic TV over time but wait for the entire season to be over, grab the entire season and then watch it. Both my youngest son and I are huge fans of Fargo (TV series) but while I was watching it on DVR, he just waited for it to end then grabbed it and binge- watched it pretty much straight- through. Makes our conversations about it odd because I might mention interesting things that happen in an episode, I cannot describe it 'cause he has not seen any of it. Then when he is done, we catch up on the whole season.

Once things settle down here, I will make some changes that include better selection of what I watch and probably different methods of watching it.... maybe chucking COX entirely, although having a bundle package (internet, TV, landline- yep, the last guy on planet Earth with a 'house phone'), they make it pretty painful, price- wise, to buy only two services. Sometimes it is MORE expensive than all three.

Brian

I haven't watched broadcast TV in 4 years. If its not on netflix, amazon prime or youtube, I haven't seen it.

And I haven't watched "channels" in probably 17 years due to TiVo.  I watch shows.  That means I see only programs I specifically tell it to record, or those it thinks I will like based on my previous ratings.  So most of the time, I have no idea what channel something is on, nor do I care to know.  Based on what little I see of the guide data, just about every channel has junk available; very few channels have anything worth watching at all.

Also have Netflix streaming.  Unlike cable, looking their THEIR listings, it seems difficult to find anything that is junk.  There might be some things that are not quite the genre I want to watch, but not just outright stupid.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on June 30, 2017, 10:45:17 am
At any rate, I am SURE you are better off using your methods than I am, using Cox cable.

That is what I use- Cox cable.  But with a TiVo.

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I do have Netflix streaming via Apple TV but frankly find it difficult to get concise listings of what is what. In other words, clunky to 'scan' and see what movies or other shows might be on, and what programming I find to be of known good quality, such as PBS's 'The American Experience' is just not available via Netflix- maybe two episodes available.

The Neflix streaming interface is *horrible* on ANY device.  They made sure that no matter which device, the interface is similar and horrible.  So it isn't just you, many people find it extremely difficult to navigate or find what they want on Netflix.  Quite frankly, I think it is intentional to help hide what is missing.

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Once things settle down here, I will make some changes that include better selection of what I watch and probably different methods of watching it.... maybe chucking COX entirely,

I don't do commercials and will watch what I want when I want.  You can keep Cox as a source, just make sure you get a DVR/PVR of some sort, which makes it usable.  I have thousands of recorded programs, often several seasons of programs, that are just sitting there on the multi-terabyte hard drive waiting for me to watch when the mood hits me.  Going the TiVo route is more expensive and complex than a cable-company DVR, but it has a vastly superior interface, greatly better remote control, usually much larger storage space, has more features and options, and records proactively (something no other DVR does, because I think TiVo still holds a patent on it).  My current model, the Roamio Pro, can record 6 programs as the same time and will stream those to tablets/phones or cheap "mini" units, in addition to the main TV to which it is connected.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 30, 2017, 12:22:03 pm
I do not do commercials and use a DVR (from Cox and it works extremely well) but I still have to fast- forward through the commercial recorded with the programming content. If the same programming is procured through other means, the commercials have almost always been removed with nothing left but a fade- to- black- fade- to- screenshot where they were inserted.

Have not tried TiVo but as I said the Cox DVR is excellent, RF rather than IR, and can be voice activated. And the voice recognition is nothing short of superb IMO.

As I said, I am just looking for reasonably priced content delivery. Especially if the content available can be scanned or searched through the 'Net (through a browser) as well as whatever interface is provided at the viewing point.

What is unfortunate is that at this moment in time, the easiest and fastest way to access virtually all video content is also a method that bypasses commercial delivery entirely. The best scheme I am aware of that would address a whole host of problems regarding content delivery via Internet is also interesting and unusual, while preserving property rights and still using the free market (capitalism) fully and it is basically the opposite of the way things work now. Currently, we, at least most of us, pay a fixed price for unlimited bandwidth and access to the 'Net, and then we pay for content such as TV programs, movies, books, etc., etc.. If that content was made available without restriction or any <direct> charge but we paid for 'Net access based on the bandwidth used, the ISPs could then charge the 'correct' amount and in turn, distribute some pre- agreed to fees to the providers of that bandwidth used (and charged for) that was copyrighted. It is what is already happening with cable services; we pay a fixed fee for a 'package', and the cable company in turn pays fees to content owners, say such as Warner Bros., based on the number of customers they have using a 'package' using that particular content. So what this proposed system works on is the identical principle but is much wider in scope of content, and there are no prearranged billing amounts, the content owners simply get a fee for not only a viewing of, say, 'Gone with the Wind' but would also get a partial fee if you only watched a portion of the movie and shut it off. Not my idea, I read the proposal written by someone but I think it has real potential to provide a fair and workable mechanism to deliver content to everyone and anyone. And as a plus, it would absolutely eliminate piracy because that would simply not be an option: try to steal a movie? Fine, do it. But it cannot be done because first you will be charged for the bandwidth used to 'steal' it and then, your ISP would pay the provider without your consent or even knowledge. Not unlike how long distance service used to be: talk to someone far away for an hour? No one cares how many words you got in or what they were, or even if you were asleep with the receiver in your hand, you pay for one hour of LD phone use.

Anyway, here is to better programming and our ability to find it. This very thread has helped me find some good programming.

Brian


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I don't do commercials and will watch what I want when I want.  You can keep Cox as a source, just make sure you get a DVR/PVR of some sort, which makes it usable.  I have thousands of recorded programs, often several seasons of programs, that are just sitting there on the multi-terabyte hard drive waiting for me to watch when the mood hits me.  Going the TiVo route is more expensive and complex than a cable-company DVR, but it has a vastly superior interface, greatly better remote control, usually much larger storage space, has more features and options, and records proactively (something no other DVR does, because I think TiVo still holds a patent on it).  My current model, the Roamio Pro, can record 6 programs as the same time and will stream those to tablets/phones or cheap "mini" units, in addition to the main TV to which it is connected.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on June 30, 2017, 01:13:20 pm
I am a fan of pay-as-you-go or pay-as-you-use where one pays for time of entertainment, perhaps modified as to how old it is.  For example pay something like $0.75/hr for newer content and $0.50/hr for 5 to 10-year-old content and $0.25/hr for anything older.  This would reward good and/or popular content and still pay for and encourage reruns and re-watching of older content.  If one watched an even mix of the three levels on average of 4 hours/day, that would be about $90/month... which I am guessing is about the average cable bill.  Those who watch more and get more, pay more.  Those who don't, pay less.

I don't expect that to happen anytime soon, though.  Many companies seem to despise such models; they want the consumer to pay continuously whether the service is used or not.  "What a value!  1,000 channels [of crap] for unlimited TV's in your house for one price!!!"  They depend on initial excitement and then laziness but guaranteeing the company a continuous revenue stream.  Gym memberships, on-star, alarm system contracts, cable bills, typical land-lines, and flat-rate Internet are good examples.  Those plans do work out well as long as there is competition and/or the prices stay relatively low.   And in a way, like Netflix, it encourages them to keep buying quality content so the consumer doesn't get bored and suspend or drop the service.

I just know the value of what I pay for cable for what I watch is VERY low compared to something like Netflix streaming, and the value of my Internet service and cell service seems about right.  Yet there is no workable/reasonable alternative to Cable to get the things I *do* watch.  Even if I did sign up for a dozen separate little providers bundling a few things here and there, that wouldn't be economical either- and many embrace a streaming-only with forced commercials model, and I will NEVER accept that model.  A perfect example is the disaster that is going to be the new Star Trek Discovery.  Many are not going to cough up $10 a month for a single show [of unknown quality] on a service that won't even work on most boxes.... I know I won't.  If CBS won't offer it in some other reasonable way, the darker Internet will work around it and most people won't pay anything for it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 01, 2017, 01:40:12 pm
Me neither and yes all of the current infrastructure that is generating revenue will generally resist such an idea.

Hey, it may not actually be a workable idea. But I do find it interesting and think it <may> be a useful step forward, preserving what we have and improving it while eliminating some of the things we would like to get rid of. More of a thought than a plan.

But thanks to you folks who are telling us about some of the newer, different ways to get programming. I am ignorant of just about all of them so all of it is of interest to me.

Brian


<snip>

I don't expect that to happen anytime soon, though.  Many companies seem to despise such models; they want the consumer to pay continuously whether the service is used or not. 

<snip>

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on July 01, 2017, 02:30:37 pm
[American Horror Story]Well, as one- half of all the doctor jokes on the planet start.... I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you watched an OK series..... but you already knew that. The bad news is that IMO, it is a very sharply pitched ride down from there; season 2 is a big drop in quality,

I just finished watching season 2 (asylum).  I actually think it is a bit better than season 1 in many ways.  Enjoyed it and it had a nicer ending too.  Although the alien thing is a bit odd and doesn't quite fit.

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season 3 is a bigger drop than season 2 was and so on. By season 3 the true 'horror' is sitting down and trying to choke that series down. All in my opinion of course.

I will cross my fingers...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 01, 2017, 06:50:47 pm
You made me go look.... yeah, maybe S2 did not fall down the entire flight of stairs. Had to refresh my memory, it was the asylum one. It did not really work for me, and as I said it continued downhill until we stopped watching it mid- season a couple of years ago.

Hey, all personal opinion so different views are expected, none wrong IMO.

Brian

I just finished watching season 2 (asylum).  I actually think it is a bit better than season 1 in many ways.  Enjoyed it and it had a nicer ending too.  Although the alien thing is a bit odd and doesn't quite fit.

I will cross my fingers...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 03, 2017, 06:21:00 am
Season 6 Game of Thrones.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on July 03, 2017, 08:19:37 am
boy oh boy did I enjoy the season finale of Season 10 (in the new era, Season 26 if you count the original era) Doctor Who, roll on the Christmas special :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 03, 2017, 09:32:08 am
I haven't watched that  yet....still on the DVR.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on July 03, 2017, 10:14:51 am
You made me go look.... yeah, maybe S2 did not fall down the entire flight of stairs. Had to refresh my memory, it was the asylum one. It did not really work for me, and as I said it continued downhill until we stopped watching it mid- season a couple of years ago.

Hey, all personal opinion so different views are expected, none wrong IMO.

I am about a third into season 3 (Coven) and it isn't doing all that much for me... so I can tell it is going down-hill.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 03, 2017, 10:54:36 am
Life is too short.   Don't watch it anymore.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 03, 2017, 04:59:57 pm
Just started watching Highway to Heaven on Netflix.   Didn't watch it while it was live, though.   Don't know why now...  It debuted in 1984.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on July 03, 2017, 05:46:06 pm
Life is too short.   Don't watch it anymore.

Too late.  All done.  Not terrible, but not great.  I give it a C+.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Hooligan on July 05, 2017, 11:25:38 pm
I started watching The Blacklist Season 1 last week. Got hooked and started binge watching. Now on episode 17 of season 2

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on July 06, 2017, 03:32:22 am
I started watching The Blacklist Season 1 last week. Got hooked and started binge watching. Now on episode 17 of season 2

We used to watch The Blacklist. It started out pretty well and then it got really stupid and that was that. Nothing to see here, move along.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 06, 2017, 07:12:59 am
I never got past the first half hour of the first season.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 06, 2017, 07:56:50 am
Yeah, we did also. The very first season was not bad but as you said, it slipped and fell down. I had enough although my wife continued to watch it for a while. Then they had a spin- off that lasted about 10 minutes and was cancelled- we did not even start to watch that one.

Brian

We used to watch The Blacklist. It started out pretty well and then it got really stupid and that was that. Nothing to see here, move along.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on July 06, 2017, 09:35:50 am
Sadly I stayed with Blacklist, and it has not improved. However it's also not the worst show on TV and is still mildly entertaining. I can watch it while I make dinner and such. I was shocked to see it was renewed for 2018.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on July 07, 2017, 07:46:55 am
A film I didn't even know existed, "Jack Reacher-Never Go Back". I don't care for Tom Cruise, especially playing Jack Reacher, and I stopped reading Lee Child after reading an interview he did but this is actually a solid "B" film.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on July 07, 2017, 09:17:18 am
Watched "No Escape" with Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan last night on Netflix. Solid thriller/action flick. I really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on July 07, 2017, 03:17:15 pm
A film I didn't even know existed, "Jack Reacher-Never Go Back". I don't care for Tom Cruise, especially playing Jack Reacher, and I stopped reading Lee Child after reading an interview he did but this is actually a solid "B" film.

Tom Cruise is crazy, but I don't think there is a single film he has been in I didn't really like.  My 5 favorites of his, are, in order:

Interview with the Vampire
Oblivion
Vanilla Sky
Top Gun
Mission Impossible (first one)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on July 07, 2017, 03:27:13 pm
Tom Cruise is crazy, but I don't think there is a single film he has been in I didn't really like.  My 5 favorites of his, are, in order:

Interview with the Vampire
Oblivion
Vanilla Sky
Top Gun
Mission Impossible (first one)

I think "The Last Samurai" is his best.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on July 07, 2017, 03:44:31 pm
I think "The Last Samurai" is his best.

Yeah, that was good too, but I like the others better.  And although old/dated, I prefer Shogun!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8Dgun_(miniseries)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 07, 2017, 05:21:33 pm
I liked Interview with the Vampire and Oblivion also.

The thing about Oblivion that I thought was excellent was the reasonable / realistic seeming special effects of the flying devices, and the cinematography; it had a lot of really bright, sharp imagery I thought.

I did not see it (I do not normally watch the show) but apparently there was an episode of South Park where someone stated that Morgan Freeman's job in any / all of his movies was to explain the movie to the viewer. That was all I could think of in Oblivion when along comes Morgan Freeman and explains to Tom Cruise (but really to us, the studio audience) was was really happening, who everyone really was (not going to give that away for those who have not see it) and how they really had gotten to that point in the movie. I had to laugh out loud because it is true..... Morgan Freeman is always around, narrating or as a character, explaining everything.  ;D

Brian

Tom Cruise is crazy, but I don't think there is a single film he has been in I didn't really like.  My 5 favorites of his, are, in order:

Interview with the Vampire
Oblivion
Vanilla Sky
Top Gun
Mission Impossible (first one)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on July 08, 2017, 05:59:23 am
It is true!  And I just saw that South Park episode (again) this week!  Oblivion was a PERFECT example of that, and made many years after that South Park episode :)

Critics slammed Oblivion as not being original enough.  I didn't care.  I thought the story and the execution of it was just fantastic.  Mysterious, engaging, thoughtful, emotional, creative, chilling, active, just great!  The incredibly good visuals, sound, cinematography, and acting, were all just icing on the cake.

Everyone I know who likes Sci-Fi loved the movie, and yet Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 53%, 5.9/10???  I learned years ago that Rotten Tomatoes lives up to its own name.  About the only thing they seem to love are stupid, artsy-fartsy foreign films.  Whatever.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on July 08, 2017, 07:25:58 am
Tom Cruise is crazy, but I don't think there is a single film he has been in I didn't really like.  My 5 favorites of his, are, in order:

Interview with the Vampire
Oblivion
Vanilla Sky
Top Gun
Mission Impossible (first one)


He's a good actor. I don't know him personally so I can't comment on that part.

I really enjoyed War of The Worlds.


My wife and I were browsing for something new to watch on Netflix yesterday and found a series from 2007 called Shooter. It's only one season and it was so good that we almost finished it off last night.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0822854/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0822854/)     :thumbs:

A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on July 10, 2017, 08:07:44 am
He's a good actor. I don't know him personally so I can't comment on that part.

I really enjoyed War of The Worlds.


My wife and I were browsing for something new to watch on Netflix yesterday and found a series from 2007 called Shooter. It's only one season and it was so good that we almost finished it off last night.

[url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0822854/[/url] ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0822854/[/url])     :thumbs:

A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up.


Based on an outstanding series of books by Stephen Hunter as was the movie with Mark Walberg.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on July 10, 2017, 08:54:16 am
Just finished watching Season 1 & 2 of Dark Matter  and up to speed (in UK terms, episode 6 tonight) with season 3

Wouldnt say it was brilliant but eminently watchable :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: motonerd14 on July 10, 2017, 09:12:47 pm
Just finished watching Season 1 & 2 of Dark Matter  and up to speed (in UK terms, episode 6 tonight) with season 3

Wouldnt say it was brilliant but eminently watchable :)

I watch that show purely for the android. No interest whatsoever in the human characters.  8)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on July 11, 2017, 12:38:38 am
I watch that show purely for the android. No interest whatsoever in the human characters.  8)

and Two :D
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 16, 2017, 07:29:22 am
Binge watching Game of Thrones 6 in prep for 7.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on July 16, 2017, 07:39:35 am
Binge watching Game of Thrones 6 in prep for 7.

I don't have HBO :(  I really like GOT.
Hopefully my friend will invite me over to watch it when it comes out, if he still has HBO :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 16, 2017, 04:34:13 pm
Better put on your dancing shoes, the next season starts tonight.

Brian

I don't have HBO :(  I really like GOT.
Hopefully my friend will invite me over to watch it when it comes out, if he still has HBO :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: RFH87_Connie on July 17, 2017, 07:09:06 am
The Crown.  Love John Lithgow in character.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on July 17, 2017, 08:51:37 am
Finished up season 1 of Shooter on Netflix.

Damn good!!!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 23, 2017, 04:10:29 am
Second hand report: My son went to see Dunkirk yesterday and gave it his highest compliment: "I would have paid to see that!". Which he did of course but often regrets..... sometimes he claims a movie was good enough to watch and maybe even good enough to pay for but not $12 in US dollars.  ;)

I suspect most here, being old as most of us are, know the story well enough. I think that makes the movie even better because you know how it ends when you walk into the theater so it has to be better by at leas 15% than any 'surprise' movie. For those are not familiar with this event, I guess I would say it was certainly not a victory for the British but through sheer determination and tenacity not only by their armed forces but their entire population, they certainly prevented it from being the defeat and disaster it surely seemed to be and almost did become. And perhaps, given the next few years and all that followed and was allowed to happen because of this specific event, maybe it was a victory, perhaps even the first spark in a chain of events that would become an amazing victory.

The event became the cause of one of Winnie's (Winston Churchill, the politician named after Mikey's dog.....  ;)  ;D ) most motivating and famous speeches, one of three fantastic speeches given in a roughly one- month period, one of the most intense in British history IMO, since he had become Prime Minister. The first was the "Blood, toil, tears and sweat" speech, followed by the "Wh shall fight on the beaches" speech, perhaps my personal favorite considering the time and circumstances in which it was given, and this one about Dunkirk that ends with....

"What General Weygand has called the Battle of France is over ... the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilisation. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be freed and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands.

But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour."

This film Dunkirk is about what may well have been their finest hour.

By the way, it seems to be an all- British production, just like the event that it depicts; written and directed by Christopher Nolan and starring (among many others of course) Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy.... hey, it even has an Attenborough (yep, his grandson) in it.

Aw hell, now I want to go see it... and I do not go to movie theaters!

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on July 23, 2017, 09:12:26 am

The event became the cause of one of Winnie's (Winston Churchill, the politician named after Mikey's dog.....  ;)  ;D ) most motivating and famous speeches,

Winston sounds so much better said in a strong Jamaican accent :)

Win stahhhhhn !!!!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 23, 2017, 12:31:27 pm
Not sure but I do not think anyone mentioned Westworld yet. So.... watched Westworld, season1 and liked it a lot. Slow but it went somewhere, and I think it was actually excellent once the viewer gets in synch. with it.

Great cast, including Anthony Hopkins, but others were excellent as well. And of course Ed Harris who usually ranges from excellent to outstanding; he was excellent in this series, maybe a little better  ;D. The surprise for me was an actor named Jeffrey Wright; I had seen him before only in Boardwalk Empire and so really did not know much about the gentleman. He was excellent in Westworld and a central character with a twist or two.

The series is based on the original movie from the 70's but much, much better IMO. Looks like there will be a season 2 but I do not know if it will turn into a multi- year series or not. Still, season 1 is worth watching just for itself IMO. And besides, it has Anthony Hopkins doing what he does best I think.... He will not be in season 2 but season 1 makes that obvious (not to give too much away).

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on July 23, 2017, 01:24:52 pm
Have to agree, Westworld was most excellent.


One I've just finished watching (as a box set) is "You, Me and the Apocalypse" about a group of people seeing out the last hours of earth in a bunker beneath Slough.

Some very interesting views on the Catholic Church and American Government amongst other things
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on July 24, 2017, 08:52:56 am
I also watched Dunkirk this weekend. Outstanding!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 24, 2017, 02:43:15 pm
Still trying to track this one down (You, Me and the Apocalypse). Funny thing is that it got excellent ratings and was cancelled. ?? What is up with that?

Your (UK) system of using broadcasting is different than ours (US). Ours is basically open, free- market (read: capitalism) with all the good and bad that comes with it. But that said, our system makes sense on an intuitive level of what will be renewed / last vs. your system, which I have never been able to figure out. Popular shows in the UK disappear, or have some episodes here and there while other, less popular shows seem to live on. A good example of this was the recent The Killing: good show (or great show), great ratings and yet it was like pulling teeth to finish the series, and even then it was with a short last season. ?? Here, that series would go on until all merit was beaten from it and it was terrible. Granted, not the best alternative but perhaps we would have gotten 3,4 or maybe even more good, solid seasons out of it before it turned sour... and then 2 or 3 (OK, maybe 5) more seasons and it would be cancelled.  ;D

Brian


Have to agree, Westworld was most excellent.


One I've just finished watching (as a box set) is "You, Me and the Apocalypse" about a group of people seeing out the last hours of earth in a bunker beneath Slough.

Some very interesting views on the Catholic Church and American Government amongst other things
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on July 24, 2017, 03:51:37 pm
No idea why it didn't get a second seasonbut then again if I was to be honest (and I'm trying hard not to spoil it) the story didn't really justify a second  or third season.

Sometimes things are better left in the right place. (Ok moved onto films but...)

Take Steven Spielbergs A.I , Im sorry it didn't need the schmalzy ending meeting his mum again in an alien spacecraft. That film should have ended with him finding the Blue Fairy.


The Bicentennial Man is a brilliant film but it would be a travesty if they ever tried making a second one

Back on TV, Would Fawlty Towers be as good if they had kept flogging away at it?

Gavin & Stacey is another one that has probably ended at the right place after 3 seasons



Still trying to track this one down (You, Me and the Apocalypse). Funny thing is that it got excellent ratings and was cancelled. ?? What is up with that?

Your (UK) system of using broadcasting is different than ours (US). Ours is basically open, free- market (read: capitalism) with all the good and bad that comes with it. But that said, our system makes sense on an intuitive level of what will be renewed / last vs. your system, which I have never been able to figure out. Popular shows in the UK disappear, or have some episodes here and there while other, less popular shows seem to live on. A good example of this was the recent The Killing: good show (or great show), great ratings and yet it was like pulling teeth to finish the series, and even then it was with a short last season. ?? Here, that series would go on until all merit was beaten from it and it was terrible. Granted, not the best alternative but perhaps we would have gotten 3,4 or maybe even more good, solid seasons out of it before it turned sour... and then 2 or 3 (OK, maybe 5) more seasons and it would be cancelled.  ;D

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 25, 2017, 01:35:00 am
But that is my entire point: we run things into the ground here, as long as there is any profit left. Way past the point of good taste and usually even past the point of any  point or dignity.  ;) ;D Seriously, the shows that 'go out on top' are almost always the result of one or two people deciding to stop but bucking absolutely everyone else in the effort. I cannot remember exactly but I think they offered Jerry Seinfeld $50 / year for "one more" season of his show but he refused.

Of course I have not seen it but it sounds like You, me and the Apocalypse is more like a mini- series, and yep, those do and should have an ending. Unless they also have high profits, then.... well, see above.

Still working on it BTW and looking for a delivery method. I have found streaming sources but so far, limited to the computer and I am not going to watch that much TV on my computer. Looks like it <may> be available from the original network here- will check as I <think> I can get that on Apple TV; not sure of the cost but it will not be free (because even if provided at no actual monetary cost, it will contain some form of punishment such as commercials, etc.). Given thsi effort, there is no a lot riding on your reputation here Mike.  ;) ;D :P

Brian

No idea why it didn't get a second seasonbut then again if I was to be honest (and I'm trying hard not to spoil it) the story didn't really justify a second  or third season.

Sometimes things are better left in the right place. (Ok moved onto films but...)

Take Steven Spielbergs A.I , Im sorry it didn't need the schmalzy ending meeting his mum again in an alien spacecraft. That film should have ended with him finding the Blue Fairy.


The Bicentennial Man is a brilliant film but it would be a travesty if they ever tried making a second one

Back on TV, Would Fawlty Towers be as good if they had kept flogging away at it?

Gavin & Stacey is another one that has probably ended at the right place after 3 seasons
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on July 25, 2017, 01:53:51 am
Believe it was a Joint venture between NBC & Sky and yes mini series probably describes it very well

Consider it a cross between Armageddon, The Da Vinci Code and The Office  ;)




But that is my entire point: we run things into the ground here, as long as there is any profit left. Way past the point of good taste and usually even past the point of any  point or dignity.  ;) ;D Seriously, the shows that 'go out on top' are almost always the result of one or two people deciding to stop but bucking absolutely everyone else in the effort. I cannot remember exactly but I think they offered Jerry Seinfeld $50 / year for "one more" season of his show but he refused.

Of course I have not seen it but it sounds like You, me and the Apocalypse is more like a mini- series, and yep, those do and should have an ending. Unless they also have high profits, then.... well, see above.

Still working on it BTW and looking for a delivery method. I have found streaming sources but so far, limited to the computer and I am not going to watch that much TV on my computer. Looks like it <may> be available from the original network here- will check as I <think> I can get that on Apple TV; not sure of the cost but it will not be free (because even if provided at no actual monetary cost, it will contain some form of punishment such as commercials, etc.). Given thsi effort, there is no a lot riding on your reputation here Mike.  ;) ;D :P

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 25, 2017, 02:01:22 am
Ah, The Office (the American version- watched the original Brit. version and there is too much cultural difference for it to 'work' for me, most of the subtle nuances are just missed on my end), one of the few shows I had to pause and regain my composure before continuing. And an excellent reference to our beating a thing to death: after Michael left the show, it literally wandered around looking for a point. But while the ratings fell off, they did not fall down and so producing and airing it was still profitable. Dismal but profitable.

I am actively perusing the other series and will find it before long.

Brian

Believe it was a Joint venture between NBC & Sky and yes mini series probably describes it very well

Consider it a cross between Armageddon, The Da Vinci Code and The Office  ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on July 25, 2017, 03:53:49 am
Ozark on Netflix.

Another damn good series from Netflix! 8.9/10 rating on IMDB.

The casting is perfect. If you've even spent any time in that area you'll know what I mean...

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hAXVqrljbs#)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on July 25, 2017, 04:05:03 am
I've been waiting for this for a LONG time.

The Dark Tower is my fav book series and I've read it three times over the years. Might even have to go to the theater to see it.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C0A2GpMNP8#)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 25, 2017, 06:53:44 am
+1
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 25, 2017, 07:15:36 am
Never read it myself but my D-I-L is a big fan of the series.

I have read a fair amount of his work and find a lot of it makes a great book but the jump into movies is very spotty. One of my favorite books of King's is The Stand but that made a really pretty lousy film (mini- series actually).

Hopefully this one is on the positive side.

Brian

I've been waiting for this for a LONG time.

The Dark Tower is my fav book series and I've read it three times over the years. Might even have to go to the theater to see it.

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C0A2GpMNP8#[/url])
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 25, 2017, 07:18:55 am
OK, got the series. Watched episode 1 and just a smidgen of 2. Interesting and a black comedy, which are often excellent. Will finish the set and see where this goes....

BTW: I absolutely did not recognize Megan Mullally! And I am usually good with face recognition; an excellent job of altering her appearance as well as her voice.

Brian

Have to agree, Westworld was most excellent.


One I've just finished watching (as a box set) is "You, Me and the Apocalypse" about a group of people seeing out the last hours of earth in a bunker beneath Slough.

Some very interesting views on the Catholic Church and American Government amongst other things
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on July 25, 2017, 08:21:39 am
I've been waiting for this for a LONG time.

The Dark Tower is my fav book series and I've read it three times over the years. Might even have to go to the theater to see it.

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C0A2GpMNP8#[/url])


I'm a fan of Stephen King in general and think his non-supernatural books are fantastic. The Body, Deloris Claiborne, The Shawshank Redemption are all top notch and the movie adaptations are also good IMO. The Shawshank Redemption in particular was a fantastic book and movie. After hearing about and seeing the trailer for this movie, I bought the first book in the series. I couldn't get through it. It just moves too slow. It's like watching a snail move toward a salt pit. You know it's doomed and there might be some drama when it gets there but I'm just not interested in waiting 10 hours for it to get there. I hope the movie is better because I will probably go see it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on July 25, 2017, 09:16:32 am
a good start then :)

(and yes an impressive transformation)

OK, got the series. Watched episode 1 and just a smidgen of 2. Interesting and a black comedy, which are often excellent. Will finish the set and see where this goes....

BTW: I absolutely did not recognize Megan Mullally! And I am usually good with face recognition; an excellent job of altering her appearance as well as her voice.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 25, 2017, 11:01:46 am
The man has written some good books and some of them have been made into excellent movies, as you mention with The Shawshank Redemption (with Morgan Freeman along to explain the movie to us....). I sometimes think there should be a third category between 'regular' and 'supernatural', maybe regular supernatural? What I mean is that some of his works have a supernatural thread but it is not the main thrust of the story; both The Green Mile and one I really like, Needful Things for example. Both are based on some outside power but it is not the point of the story at all, the point in both is human action and reaction to adversity and stressful situations. The supernatural part is the spark or impetus but not the key to the movie in any way.

And to expand on it a bit, I think Needful Things is a great movie; Max Von Sydow (he alone can make a movie worth watching ), Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, the late J.T. Walsh and a host of other, excellent cast members. Well worth the 1 1/2 hours out of one's life IMO, and far better than three episodes of almost anything that would be watched otherwise.

Brian

I'm a fan of Stephen King in general and think his non-supernatural books are fantastic. The Body, Deloris Claiborne, The Shawshank Redemption are all top notch and the movie adaptations are also good IMO. The Shawshank Redemption in particular was a fantastic book and movie. After hearing about and seeing the trailer for this movie, I bought the first book in the series. I couldn't get through it. It just moves too slow. It's like watching a snail move toward a salt pit. You know it's doomed and there might be some drama when it gets there but I'm just not interested in waiting 10 hours for it to get there. I hope the movie is better because I will probably go see it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on July 25, 2017, 02:45:28 pm
"I Saw The Light", a film about Hank Williams rise to fame and how it was difficult for him and those around him. A decent movie with all his music played and sung by the Brit actor who portrays him.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on July 26, 2017, 01:57:04 am
watched the latest Apes film (War for the Planet of the Apes)  last night, brilliant :)

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on July 26, 2017, 03:48:26 am
I'm a fan of Stephen King in general and think his non-supernatural books are fantastic. The Body, Deloris Claiborne, The Shawshank Redemption are all top notch and the movie adaptations are also good IMO. The Shawshank Redemption in particular was a fantastic book and movie. After hearing about and seeing the trailer for this movie, I bought the first book in the series. I couldn't get through it. It just moves too slow. It's like watching a snail move toward a salt pit. You know it's doomed and there might be some drama when it gets there but I'm just not interested in waiting 10 hours for it to get there. I hope the movie is better because I will probably go see it.

Yeah, the snail does take it's time but it is well worth the read.

If you really want to start at the beginning you'll need to read Eyes of The Dragon first. The Talisman (co written with Peter Straub) has some parallel elements too, as does Black House. 

King's book to movie history isn't very good. But there were some good flicks made. The Shinning was one of the best along with those you mentioned.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on July 26, 2017, 06:27:01 am
Yeah, the snail does take it's time but it is well worth the read.

If you really want to start at the beginning you'll need to read Eyes of The Dragon first. The Talisman (co written with Peter Straub) has some parallel elements too, as does Black House. 

King's book to movie history isn't very good. But there were some good flicks made. The Shinning was one of the best along with those you mentioned.

Maybe I'll give Eyes of The Dragon a try. I started with The Gunslinger and I just checked on my Kindle, I never got past 19%.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 26, 2017, 08:21:40 pm
Well, at episode 6 I think and I still like it, perhaps a lot but it is going a bit fast. I may have to watch it again to catch a few of the finer points. It certainly is complex, especially after all the different tentacles start to meld together.

A very nice change from the more main stream programming. And I am finding the mix of Brit. and American characters interesting also.

Brian

Have to agree, Westworld was most excellent.


One I've just finished watching (as a box set) is "You, Me and the Apocalypse" about a group of people seeing out the last hours of earth in a bunker beneath Slough.

Some very interesting views on the Catholic Church and American Government amongst other things
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on July 26, 2017, 11:08:01 pm
phew, I can breathe a sigh of relief ;)

I liked the subtle way the opening sequence changed each episode to reflect whats happened/tease you on what's coming

Well, at episode 6 I think and I still like it, perhaps a lot but it is going a bit fast. I may have to watch it again to catch a few of the finer points. It certainly is complex, especially after all the different tentacles start to meld together.

A very nice change from the more main stream programming. And I am finding the mix of Brit. and American characters interesting also.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 27, 2017, 02:55:47 am
 :rotflmao:   Yeah well, I was not really holding you responsible anyway....

Yes, the show has something like three stages to the beginning.

It is fast- paced, complex and gets progressively more complex as it unfolds. Everyone is related to / knows / is connected to everyone else, and while it starts with a large cast, the number of active, involved cast members keeps increasing. Very unusual for TV which is always based on a core group with far less important 'assistant' level characters. I have stopped watching this in late evening 'cause between falling asleep and having to back up and generally being groggy, it just is not working. And I do think it is pretty good and requires more attention to work, which is fine with me. Gilligan's Island requires no attention but there is no reward for the viewer either.

Brian

phew, I can breathe a sigh of relief ;)

I liked the subtle way the opening sequence changed each episode to reflect whats happened/tease you on what's coming
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 28, 2017, 11:23:59 am
"Davehasatinywinkie"  ;D  Finished it. I think it was very good and just sideways enough to be interesting but not excessive or ridiculous.

And of course it did not end the way I expected it to end even 15 seconds before the end.....

Brian

phew, I can breathe a sigh of relief ;)

I liked the subtle way the opening sequence changed each episode to reflect whats happened/tease you on what's coming
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on July 28, 2017, 11:46:24 am
The more I think about it the happier I am they didn't decide to do a second series :)


And yes, it kept you on your toes.

"Davehasatinywinkie"  ;D  Finished it. I think it was very good and just sideways enough to be interesting but not excessive or ridiculous.

And of course it did not end the way I expected it to end even 15 seconds before the end.....

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on July 28, 2017, 01:35:59 pm
Did any of you guys watch the recent reworking of the Oz story ?

Emerald City

I really enjoyed that
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 29, 2017, 12:03:04 pm
I liked that as well.  Unfortunately it was cancelled.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 29, 2017, 03:54:52 pm
Back to Black Mirror. It is OK. Well done, well written series but it is rather dark, it reminds me of the darker, more cynical episodes of The Twilight Zone but in this series, they are all strung together.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on August 01, 2017, 03:46:46 pm
fully aware that 99.999% of forumites here will have no idea what I'm talking about but......


Casualty is a long running  BBC medical drama set in a ictional NHS Casualty (A+E) Department, currently in its 31st season.

I must confess I haven't watched it for well over 20 years now but my interest was pricked when they announced they were doing a special edition , the entire 45 minute episode was shot on a single camera in one continuous shot with no editing other than for the intro.

Apparently they got it in the can on only the 8th take.


Absolutely brilliant and 2 of the character are still in it 31 seasons later, remember them from the first ever episode. Oddly they've hardly changed!!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 01, 2017, 07:52:35 pm
Found an interesting one but it is probably not for everyone. Episodes. The plot itself is not really important but some of the characters are: it has Matt LeBlanc, starring as.... Matt LeBlanc. The particular slant is sort of like Joey (from Friends) but he is smarter, much calmer, far more raunchy and really pretty funny. It is a 1/2 hour show that goes by really fast; if anyone is old enough to remember Soap, they claimed it was the fastest half- hour on TV and it was true. Well, this show is like that.

As I said, not for everyone I think, and it is at least R rated and kind of raunchy so caveat emptor. But I like it a lot.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on August 02, 2017, 12:00:48 am


Stuff Matt Le Blank, Episodes had the lovely Tamsin Greig & the funnier than Matt, Stephen Mangan in

Found an interesting one but it is probably not for everyone. Episodes. The plot itself is not really important but some of the characters are: it has Matt LeBlanc, starring as.... Matt LeBlanc. The particular slant is sort of like Joey (from Friends) but he is smarter, much calmer, far more raunchy and really pretty funny. It is a 1/2 hour show that goes by really fast; if anyone is old enough to remember Soap, they claimed it was the fastest half- hour on TV and it was true. Well, this show is like that.

As I said, not for everyone I think, and it is at least R rated and kind of raunchy so caveat emptor. But I like it a lot.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on August 02, 2017, 03:44:15 am
Back to Black Mirror. It is OK. Well done, well written series but it is rather dark, it reminds me of the darker, more cynical episodes of The Twilight Zone but in this series, they are all strung together.

Brian

Just started this series, watched two eps last night. So far so good.     :thumbs:

Good description Brian.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 02, 2017, 06:30:21 am
Perhaps. Those Brits are fine in the show but I do not 'know' them, while I absolutely do know and really like Matt LeBlanc, at least as Joey. And because of this show's unusual format, it presents Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc but of course with a persona (it IS a sitcom, not an interview after all), and that persona has has just enough Joey, while being far more grown- up and cynical, as to be fantastic IMO. Plus there are a lot of Joey references in the show, which I find are also great.

The two main female 'show' staff are also proving to be excellent- Carol and Morning (yep, that is her name and they really make that work in the show too).

So for an American who was a big fan of Friends, I think Episodes is great; it brings back a great American TV personality and does a great job of presenting him I think. And the surrounding format is good also. So while the Brits are fine and well, there is no familiarity with them; I guess they are the highest echelon of the cast but they end up being the focal point for Matt LeBlanc to be.... well, whatever that character is.

But I can see how and why you would have a different view if you were more familiar with the two main Brit. characters. I also find them good, her OK but a bit of an irritant, and he is actually very good. Just about the time he becomes a door mat, he says something to redeem himself enough prevent total disgust, at least from my point of view.

Other aspects of the show are odd but interesting, such as the producer's blind wife and his relationship with Carol, which is also pretty funny in an odd, rather revolting, way. Probably the more sophisticated British humor not quite being caught by a colonist of limited sensitivities.  ;)

Anyway, finished the first (short) season and I like it a lot.

Brian


Stuff Matt Le Blank, Episodes had the lovely Tamsin Greig & the funnier than Matt, Stephen Mangan in
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 02, 2017, 06:35:20 am
Thanks. I actually found it a bit too dark, or maybe it was dark for too many episodes in row. Found I had to leave it for a while. Then again, as usual I was binge- watching it because I had a number of seasons show up all at once. Probably would not be a problem if the episodes were spaced out a bit, as was intended when originally released. I would have had time to purge the melancholy. :-)

The episode with the black guy on the bike particularly bothered me- really dark and it gives 'dystopian' a bad rap.  ;D  Made me want to watch an episode or three of The Brady Bunch or Gilligan's Island to chase away the demons and fill it back up with idiotic contentedness.

Brian

Just started this series, watched two eps last night. So far so good.     :thumbs:

Good description Brian.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on August 02, 2017, 08:44:40 am
I attempted to watch "The Young Pope" the other night. Just too bazar for me. Turned it off after about 20 minutes. Has anyone else seen it? Does it get less bazar?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on August 02, 2017, 09:58:47 am
We enjoyed Split, the movie. Don't miss the ending, especially if you're a big M. Knight fan which I am not.

Also saw War of the Planet of the Apes which my wife really enjoyed, and I thought it was OK. I did not see any war, I only saw imprisonment. My least favorite, but still an amazing movie with incredible special effects.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 04, 2017, 11:49:07 am
I thought of you and this post instantly when I saw this:

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/karate-kid-revival-planned-with-ralph-macchio-billy-zabka-w495959 (http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/karate-kid-revival-planned-with-ralph-macchio-billy-zabka-w495959)

Just what the doctor ordered, a middle- aged, balding Ralph Macchio and nemesis back at it, thirty years later. And no Mr. Miagi (sp?), the person most responsible for making the original amusing.

Brian

No idea why it didn't get a second seasonbut then again if I was to be honest (and I'm trying hard not to spoil it) the story didn't really justify a second  or third season.

Sometimes things are better left in the right place. (Ok moved onto films but...)

Take Steven Spielbergs A.I , Im sorry it didn't need the schmalzy ending meeting his mum again in an alien spacecraft. That film should have ended with him finding the Blue Fairy.


The Bicentennial Man is a brilliant film but it would be a travesty if they ever tried making a second one

Back on TV, Would Fawlty Towers be as good if they had kept flogging away at it?

Gavin & Stacey is another one that has probably ended at the right place after 3 seasons
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on August 04, 2017, 02:55:20 pm
I just started Narcos.  Not happy with all the subtitles.  Trying to endure it to see if worth the effort....  I do not like lots of subtitles, it makes it very difficult to see what is going on.  And unlike a DVR/TiVo, Netflix doesn't have instant response for replaying a few seconds when I missed some of the words.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 04, 2017, 03:24:42 pm
I thought Narcos was outstanding, and I had to read the sub- titles also (do not speak Spanish). I really have no idea if that version really portrays Pablo Escobar realistically or not but as a character, Wagner Moura was superb IMO. And he is not a native Spanish speaker either, he is Brazilian (Portuguese speakers); I have no idea if he had an accent in Spanish or not but again, the character was excellent, as was the whole cast that interacted directly with Moura (wife, mother, cousin). His twists and turns as he winds his way through life as a drug trafficker, and what he does to support that life, are just great to watch unfold IMO.

Along the same vein, I thought Sacario was excellent also. Benicio Del Toro was about as good as a character gets IMO. And the really good news is that he is making another one as a sequel: Solado, set to release this year. Josh Brolin is back in that one also. No Emily Blunt in the second one but hey, the original did not need her either IMO; the entire film was about Del Toro and those who supported him. Although the part where she points a pistol at Del Toro about pays for her performance IMO (sorry, you gotta' watch a fair amount of the movie to see that scene).

Brian

I just started Narcos.  Not happy with all the subtitles.  Trying to endure it to see if worth the effort....  I do not like lots of subtitles, it makes it very difficult to see what is going on.  And unlike a DVR/TiVo, Netflix doesn't have instant response for replaying a few seconds when I missed some of the words.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on August 04, 2017, 07:25:39 pm
My wife would
Along the same vein, I thought

You tried to edit out your wife, but it didn't quite take!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 05, 2017, 01:52:45 am
The 'wife' reference and the political slant did not belong or add anything to this thread, so I removed them.

And back to the point, if you have not seen it, try Sacario.

Brian

You tried to edit out your wife, but it didn't quite take!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on August 05, 2017, 05:49:13 am
nooooooooooo!!!!

I thought of you and this post instantly when I saw this:

[url]http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/karate-kid-revival-planned-with-ralph-macchio-billy-zabka-w495959[/url] ([url]http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/karate-kid-revival-planned-with-ralph-macchio-billy-zabka-w495959[/url])

Just what the doctor ordered, a middle- aged, balding Ralph Macchio and nemesis back at it, thirty years later. And no Mr. Miagi (sp?), the person most responsible for making the original amusing.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on August 05, 2017, 07:21:20 am
if you have not seen it, try Sacario.

Got  several dozen hours of Narcos first, then I will check it out...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 06, 2017, 11:24:00 am
American Flat Track racing.  Indians whupping HD's.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on August 06, 2017, 11:55:06 am
http://youtu.be/W4A053mTYE8 (http://youtu.be/W4A053mTYE8)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on August 06, 2017, 10:04:39 pm
SHARKNADO 5......  on SYFY network...
LATEST RELEASE..
followed by #4...meh, ok, but not my favorite...


then....#3.... MY FAVORITE....

if I make it, which I don't expect, the rest follow...

oh, tonight was the debut of Sharknado 5..

will replay next saturday, on SYFY iirc 8 p.m edt.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on August 07, 2017, 04:05:33 am
I attempted to watch "The Young Pope" the other night. Just too bazar for me. Turned it off after about 20 minutes. Has anyone else seen it? Does it get less bazar?

We tried to watch this and lasted exactly 5 mins less than you did.  :o
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on August 07, 2017, 06:12:46 am
Just watched "Fleming" (mini series from  from SKy Atlantic) a dramatised version of Ian Fleming wartime service, really quite interesting and (allowing for some artisitic licence) reasonably close to the truth
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 07, 2017, 06:21:03 am
Repeats of Endeavour..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 07, 2017, 06:25:02 am
Finished Episodes, or at least am up to current, which is 2015. There is supposed to be one more season coming. Overall, I liked it. Not great but OK, and the real treat was to watch 'Joey' act like a total jerk and use every bad word known to man. In every third sentence it seemed.

Now onto Ozark. Watched one episode and it was not great other than Esai Morales, who was excellent. Will probably watch a couple more waiting to see if any part of the hook catches my cheek but not holding out hope for that.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on August 07, 2017, 01:16:28 pm
Conrad, did you see Dark Tower yet? I read that fans of the book were disappointed but others whom have never read the book thought the movie was great! Based on a recommendation from a friend that falls into the later category, I'll probably go see it next weekend.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 07, 2017, 07:33:07 pm
Last episode of Game of Thrones!  :yikes:   
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on August 08, 2017, 04:06:05 am
Conrad, did you see Dark Tower yet? I read that fans of the book were disappointed but others whom have never read the book thought the movie was great! Based on a recommendation from a friend that falls into the later category, I'll probably go see it next weekend.

Not yet but my wife and I plan on going out sometime within the next couple of weeks to see it. She's reading Eyes of The Dragon now and wants to read the series. I've been trying to get her to read the series for years. Now that the movie is out she's finally reading it. I hope that the movie doesn't change her plans...

Please let me know what you thought of the flick.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on August 08, 2017, 09:06:22 am
Last episode of Game of Thrones!  :yikes:

Ohhhhh Yeah!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 09, 2017, 04:11:54 pm
It's driving us crazy!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 10, 2017, 04:40:22 pm
Watched two episodes of The Sinner. The first one was interesting but the second one is starting to get formulaic and not liking it as much. Will give it a couple more episodes before committing either way.

Read in today's news that someone is re- booting The Munsters. Oh man, that ought to be good.

And in poking around in AppleTV, thinking I was in Netflix (it is easy to slip out of Netflix without realizing it (Easy Boys!) and keep going (Extra Easy Boys!) until you come to the part where they want money (Triple Extra Easy Boys!). Anyway, of all things, in the 'New' category is Gilligan's Island. So not being able to find anything else to watch and maybe hitting a nostalgic nerve, I hit the icon and.... and.... and they want $2.99 for me to watch an episode of Gilligan's Island! I laughed so hard my eyes watered! Now that right there is funny! Gotta' go and find my credit card... yeah, that's it.  :o ;D

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on August 11, 2017, 06:41:15 am
Conrad, did you see Dark Tower yet? I read that fans of the book were disappointed but others whom have never read the book thought the movie was great! Based on a recommendation from a friend that falls into the later category, I'll probably go see it next weekend.

Not yet but my wife and I plan on going out sometime within the next couple of weeks to see it. She's reading Eyes of The Dragon now and wants to read the series. I've been trying to get her to read the series for years. Now that the movie is out she's finally reading it. I hope that the movie doesn't change her plans...

Please let me know what you thought of the flick.

Upon further review(s)...

I've read some of the reviews for The Dark Tower and to say that I'm disappointed would be an understatement.

WTF?    :o

The Dark Tower movies were originally intended to be a series of flix based on 8 books that King wrote. It seems that this was scrapped and the entire Dark Tower universe was packed into one movie! The story is MUCH too large for just one movie treatment.

See this review posted on IMDB

Bad beyond your wildest imagination
Author: Kane Gao  8/5/2017


*** This review may contain spoilers ***

"Being a tower junkie for over a decade, I honestly don't have much expectation on this movie adaption. Much of The Dark Tower series' charm comes from Stephen King's narration, which doesn't easily convert into the visual language of movies. Since the bar was set extremely low, I thought there's no way I could be disappointed in the cinema.

But dude, this Nikolaj Arcel guy has one heck of a way to prove me wrong.

Judging by what's revealed in trailers, I thought this one should cover The Gungslinger and *part of* Drawing of the Three, starting a whole franchise, with more installments to follow. But no. The director took pieces from all seven Tower books, glued them onto a self-made storyline (a lame one), and called it a day. Yes, you're reading it right. This is the whole thing, the entire package.

What kind of idiotic mind ever thinks of packing SEVEN novels into ONE SINGLE movie?

Within 1.5 hours you will see Roland Deschain fighting the army of the Man in Black (vol IV), having his ass handed to him, embarking on a chase (vol I), picking up Jake Chambers from New York (vol I & II), although the Jake in this movie is really Jake Chambers and Patrick Danville rolled into one (vol VII). They fooled around in Mid-world for a bit, then discovered Algul Siento (vol VI), where the Man in Black's force are hording up breakers to destroy the Dark Tower. In order the thwart the evil operation, they went to this village that looks suspiciously like Calla Bryan Sturgis (vol V), activated a portal to Keystone Earth, trying to infiltrate en route the can-toi headquarter, a restaurant called Dixie Pig (vol VII). Then there comes a ton of pew pew pew and bang bang bang. All baddies died, including the Man in Black (vol WTF). They destroyed the tower-breaking machine, and lived happily ever after (vol WTF). End of story.

No Oy. No Eddie Dean. No Susannah Holmes. Even the Crimson King is axed, while references to him can be seen everywhere in the movie. This version of Roland didn't even attempt to enter the Tower.

I've thought hard, for nice things to say about this movie, and came up with only the following:

1. All sorts of creative reloading techniques.

2. Walter O'Dim is super duper kickass cool in the movie adaption, way cooler than in the original novels. Matthew McConaughey did portray the "Walking Dude" true to his name, always on the move, casually passing through lives and worlds, leaving havoc in his wake.

Otherwise... it's a dozen bucks wasted. Should have donated it to the charity.

BTW, IMDb should change its rating mechanism a bit, allowing us to give a 0 rate.

Oh, there's one nice touch at the very beginning of the movie. Among the names and logos of producers and investors, there's a screen featuring "Tet Corporation", accompanied by a turtle and a rose, kindling false hope in me. "


Looks like I'll be waiting for this poor SK screen adaptation (how many now?) to come out on disc. Crap!

And now I see how they could cast a black man as Roland. When I first heard this I thought, No way! How's that going to work? If you read the series you'd know about Susannah Holmes/Detta Walker. She's a black woman and has a HUGE part in the series and the interaction between the white Roland (in the books) and her was an important part of the storyline. Well it seems that she was written out of the movie, along with other MAJOR characters. And no Oy, the Billy Bumbler? Boo!!!
 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on August 11, 2017, 06:46:26 am
"What kind of idiotic mind ever thinks of packing SEVEN novels into ONE SINGLE movie?"

Geo. R. R. Martin  >:(
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 11, 2017, 07:33:40 am
I have not read the books nor seen the movie but this sounds exactly like King's 'The Stand'. And that was a mini- series with plenty of time available and still, it just did not make the transition to visual media IMO. Also IMO, it was a terrible as the book was excellent.

Again, not having read this series so this may or may not apply but the problem with The Stand was that so much was explained by the narrator that it just could not be explained visually. And the plot itself was incredible simple: the western concept of good vs. evil with the entire book (and mini- series) being merely an example of that concept. So if this series is anything like that at all, it is going to be tough or impossible to 'make the jump' to TV, or a movie theater.

Sorry to hear it is so disappointing to the fans of the printed series though- my D-I-L is a huge fan and is waiting for this movie.

Brian

Upon further review(s)...

I've read some of the reviews for The Dark Tower and to say that I'm disappointed would be an understatement.

WTF?    :o

The Dark Tower movies were originally intended to be a series of flix based on 8 books that King wrote. It seems that this was scrapped and the entire Dark Tower universe was packed into one movie! The story is MUCH too large for just one movie treatment.

See this review posted on IMDB

Bad beyond your wildest imagination

<snip>

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on August 11, 2017, 07:56:26 am
I agree with your review of The Stand, both the book and the miniseries. I also agree on your assessment of the 'issues' adapting/making the jump from novel to screen. The Dark Tower, like The Stand, is/was just too big to make the jump and explain everything adequately.

Adapting some novels (especially SK books) for the screen is just about impossible to do them justice. No matter how much narration is given, it just doesn't work. SK's book Cujo is a good example. I really liked that book. If you've read it you'll know that in the book we can 'be inside the dog's head' and know what's going on in there, mostly. No way can that be done on the screen, not properly anyways.

I'm glad that you brought up The Stand. There's a lot of parallels between The Stand and The Dark Tower. Randall Flagg, aka The Walking Dude and Walter o'Dim, is the villain in both books. He also shows up in Eyes of The Dragon.


I have not read the books nor seen the movie but this sounds exactly like King's 'The Stand'. And that was a mini- series with plenty of time available and still, it just did not make the transition to visual media IMO. Also IMO, it was a terrible as the book was excellent.

Again, not having read this series so this may or may not apply but the problem with The Stand was that so much was explained by the narrator that it just could not be explained visually. And the plot itself was incredible simple: the western concept of good vs. evil with the entire book (and mini- series) being merely an example of that concept. So if this series is anything like that at all, it is going to be tough or impossible to 'make the jump' to TV, or a movie theater.

Sorry to hear it is so disappointing to the fans of the printed series though- my D-I-L is a huge fan and is waiting for this movie.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on August 11, 2017, 10:35:06 am
"What kind of idiotic mind ever thinks of packing SEVEN novels into ONE SINGLE movie?"

Geo. R. R. Martin  >:(

What? The 5 books are in 7 seasons. 67 hours so far. Exact opposite of what they are saying about Dark Tower.

BTW: I think the HBO Game of Thrones show is MUCH better than the books. Very rare for me to say that.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 11, 2017, 11:29:24 am
Some of his books have made excellent movies although those I think great are ones that I never read the book so cannot compare the two: The Shawshank Redemption (with Morgan Freeman reading the book to us... er, I mean explaining the movie to us), The Green Mile, which used a lot of physical example to convey what would be done with words, and a fav. of mine, Needful Things.

But The Stand is just too idea- based to make into a video story IMO. The entire book is about the western concept of good and evil, and further that all there reall is is good and evil is merely an included facet. That is impossible to convey in a film I believe. Someone may be able to get close but the concept would have to be shifted; that may be the problem with The Stand because it did follow the book so very closely.

And now that I have said that, about not being able to convey a society's beliefs and convictions through a visual story, I just thought of the movie Witness, which did exactly that and so very well too. And no Morgan Freeman to explain it to us either. And just because I am thinking of it, I think the real star of that movie was the grandfather (Jan Rubes, who was, of course, Czechoslovakian)...... I could watch that man make a ham sandwich I think.

Back to the Dark Tower: I think I may watch the movie (series?) without reading the books. Might make it better or at  least less disappointing perhaps.

I agree with your review of The Stand, both the book and the miniseries. I also agree on your assessment of the 'issues' adapting/making the jump from novel to screen. The Dark Tower, like The Stand, is/was just too big to make the jump and explain everything adequately.

Adapting some novels (especially SK books) for the screen is just about impossible to do them justice. No matter how much narration is given, it just doesn't work. SK's book Cujo is a good example. I really liked that book. If you've read it you'll know that in the book we can 'be inside the dog's head' and know what's going on in there, mostly. No way can that be done on the screen, not properly anyways.

I'm glad that you brought up The Stand. There's a lot of parallels between The Stand and The Dark Tower. Randall Flagg, aka The Walking Dude and Walter o'Dim, is the villain in both books. He also shows up in Eyes of The Dragon.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on August 11, 2017, 02:06:24 pm
So I open my Cox Communications bill TODAY to pay it and it jumped +$22!  Oh, my "one year loyalty" discount from last year expired, so my bill went up to $170 (that is just basic internet and basic cable, and for one person, one TV).  So as I have to do each year, I spent an hour calling and going through several "customer agents" before they "found" a plan to reduce my plan for the next 12 months.  This time for only $1 more a month that my last year price (which is unusual, each time it usually ends up being more like $5 more; last year my bill jumped $45/mo before they "helped" me get it to only $7 more/mo).

Here is the funny part.  Although I have no premium services, the "deal" that got me back to a painful rate instead of insane rate today forced me to take HBO.  So now it seems I have HBO.  Meh.  At least I can now watch season 7 of Game of Thrones....

Meanwhile, I had just started watching Daredevil on Netflix.  Three episodes in so far.  Not bad.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on August 11, 2017, 03:05:30 pm
What? The 5 books are in 7 seasons. 67 hours so far. Exact opposite of what they are saying about Dark Tower.

BTW: I think the HBO Game of Thrones show is MUCH better than the books. Very rare for me to say that.
Only the first three were any good then Martin went off the deep end and changed the format and it went to **** when he finally got the fourth one out. The fat fck can eat sht and die for all I care and never get another dime from me.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on August 12, 2017, 07:27:58 am
Only the first three were any good then Martin went off the deep end and changed the format and it went to **** when he finally got the fourth one out. The fat fck can eat sht and die for all I care and never get another dime from me.

I take it that you don't care for the man?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on August 12, 2017, 07:44:41 am
Martin is dead to me.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 12, 2017, 10:43:50 am
I am getting some kind of subtle, hidden feelings from you Gary but I cannot put my finger on them.... could you be a little more clear on your feelings here?

 :rotflmao:

The only writers I generally have any negative emotions for are those who write legislative bills.... and then only the bad ones.  ;)

Brian

Only the first three were any good then Martin went off the deep end and changed the format and it went to **** when he finally got the fourth one out. The fat fck can eat sht and die for all I care and never get another dime from me.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on August 13, 2017, 07:40:29 am
My wife talked me into going to see The Dark Tower yesterday. $13 for us both to get in, not bad. $10 for a medium popcorn, bad.

This is the first time in YEARS that we've gone to a theater to see a movie. The local theater was remodeled last year and I have to say that they did a fantastic job of it! Great electrically reclinable lounge chairs with tons of room. The video was top notch and I can't say enough good things about the audio! Absolutely the best I have ever heard.  :hail:   :cool:

The movie was actually better than I thought that it was going to be. Having read the reviews (see the review that I quoted above) I wasn't expecting much. Basically the premise was the same as the book only stripped way down. Some elements were added to the movie that certainly were not in the book, not even close. Having read the Dark Tower series did give me some insight as to what was going on in the movie but it also showed what was missing. Oh well.

The ending did leave the door open for a sequel though.

My rating? 6/10 Not great but not bad either. It's worth seeing but I won't be buying the disc when it comes out.

Even though I gave it a mediocre rating, this movie has earned the coveted Conrad Seal of Approval (because I waited so long for this movie to finally come out and it didn't suck).

(https://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2013/10/seal-of-approval-meme.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on August 19, 2017, 04:53:02 am
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVvpXZxXWZU#)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 19, 2017, 07:20:37 am
I've started watching that as well...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on August 23, 2017, 09:09:13 am
https://youtu.be/D_6J9BqgonU
Defenders!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 23, 2017, 11:02:19 am
Saturday Night Live?

Without a reference, I cannot tell what you have stared to watch. ??

Brian

I've started watching that as well...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 23, 2017, 11:10:32 am
Have not seen it but have seen the still ads: It is really tough to see Sigourney Weaver so very old. I mean, she is aging fine and all, and in fact I think it is great she has not ruined her face / looks or made herself look ridiculous with plastic surgery in an effort to look 20 again but still, just the fact that Ripley, the alien a$$- kicker looks like a grandmother about to be a great- grandmother is a bit disheartening. And of course none of this is her fault or problem, it is on my end exclusively. Hey, I was not too happy when John Hurt died of, basically, old age either.

Back to the topic at hand: more than willing to take a look in this dearth of anything decent to watch. Or as another put it long ago: the Vast Wasteland.  ;) ;D

Brian

https://youtu.be/D_6J9BqgonU
Defenders!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on August 23, 2017, 12:05:10 pm
Back to the topic at hand: more than willing to take a look in this dearth of anything decent to watch. Or as another put it long ago: the Vast Wasteland.  ;) ;D

Brian

If you'd like to watch it, make sure you watch Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist first. From good to not so good in that order. Don't give up on Iron Fist, its not as bad as you think.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 23, 2017, 12:50:25 pm
Oh man, homework? I had no idea.

:-)

Brian

If you'd like to watch it, make sure you watch Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist first. From good to not so good in that order. Don't give up on Iron Fist, its not as bad as you think.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on August 23, 2017, 02:50:17 pm
If you'd like to watch it, make sure you watch Daredevil,

I finished the first season of Daredevil and was pleasantly surprised.  In many ways it is as good or better than The Flash.  I am about 1/3 into the second season and it isn't progressing as well as the first, but it is still early.  But I give it my "thumbs up".

Just watched "The Lost City of Z" last night and was underwhelmed.  Seemed to drag and lacked something, and the ending was predictably disappointing.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on August 23, 2017, 02:58:59 pm
I finished the first season of Daredevil and was pleasantly surprised.  In many ways it is as good or better than The Flash.  I am about 1/3 into the second season and it isn't progressing as well as the first, but it is still early.  But I give it my "thumbs up".

Season 2, while not amazing, it isn't as good as season 1.
Jessica Jones (only season 1) was also amazing.
The other two are good, but not great, but you may find them necessary prior to watching Defenders.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 23, 2017, 05:19:41 pm
HBO documentary on Adam West.  He died this year June 9, 2017.   He was type cast as Batman and it ruined what career he had until the last 15 years or so of his life.  He found fame as a voice actor and doing appearances.  No one would really touch him as a movie/TV actor.  An amazing individual.

http://youtu.be/fC-efhnPdKo (http://youtu.be/fC-efhnPdKo)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on August 24, 2017, 04:55:19 am
HBO documentary on Adam West.  He died this year June 9, 2017.   He was type cast as Batman and it ruined what career he had until the last 15 years or so of his life.  He found fame as a voice actor and doing appearances.  No one would really touch him as a movie/TV actor.  An amazing individual.

[url]http://youtu.be/fC-efhnPdKo[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/fC-efhnPdKo[/url])


I believe that there was some touching going on during his 'soft porn' days.    ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on August 24, 2017, 06:20:07 pm
"Indian Summers" British TV show aired on PBS last few years. Takes place in 1932, tells about the twilight of British rule in India where a few thousand Brits ruled millions of Indians.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 25, 2017, 08:06:40 am
Sideways ONTOPIC:

Perusing through Netflix, I tripped over the series The American Experience, a PBS series that goes back something like 35 years. Certain individual episodes have been some of the best TV I have ever seen so I got kinda' excited and hit the icon..... and found all three episodes Netflix carries. DOH!

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on August 25, 2017, 02:44:42 pm
Sideways ONTOPIC:

Perusing through Netflix, I tripped over the series The American Experience, a PBS series that goes back something like 35 years. Certain individual episodes have been some of the best TV I have ever seen so I got kinda' excited and hit the icon..... and found all three episodes Netflix carries. DOH!

Sideways probably NOT ONTOPIC:

The Netflix interface is horrible.  Browsing to see what is out there is nearly impossible.  It is a huge mess of stupid categories and infinite sliding panes.  If you don't know the NAME of what you want, good freaking luck.  Want to look by date?  Nope.  Want to know when it was added or originally aired?  Nope.  Search by keyword?  Not really.  Build lists?  Nope.  Separate what is or isn't a "movie"?  Nope.   And I am quite sure it is DESIGNED TO BE THAT WAY so people think there is all kinds of stuff out there and obscure what isn't.  Don't even get me started about no settings- no way to turn off stupid auto-play, no way to see status of playback without pausing.  Etc, etc.  At least it is relatively cheap.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 26, 2017, 01:35:25 pm
I don't have any issues with it but then...

http://youtu.be/dpFNC7puU2M (http://youtu.be/dpFNC7puU2M)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: fartymarty on August 26, 2017, 03:24:39 pm
I enjoyed Bosch season three on Amazon, now just starting Mr. Mercedes on Directv's AT&T's Audience. I enjoyed the first episode/pilot, time will tell if I finish it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on August 27, 2017, 07:47:49 am
We finished all three 'seasons' of Black Mirror. That's some damn good writing! Dark but very well done.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 27, 2017, 02:20:51 pm
American Ripper.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on August 27, 2017, 06:12:18 pm
Jessica Jones  (Just finished Daredevil, so it looks like I am sucked into the Marvel Universe and have to go through it all, now)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 27, 2017, 08:38:21 pm
Last episode this season of Game of Thrones...  I hate this show.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on August 28, 2017, 08:56:23 am
Jessica Jones  (Just finished Daredevil, so it looks like I am sucked into the Marvel Universe and have to go through it all, now)

Those are the two best series, but finish the other two as well, they aren't bad. Then move on to the Defenders.
I really enjoyed Defenders.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: fartymarty on August 28, 2017, 12:37:33 pm
Last episode this season of Game of Thrones...  I hate this show.


So now that it's 7th season is over, we can count on you being in a continuing better mood each day until season 8?...or about a year maybe longer (http://www.businessinsider.com/game-of-thrones-season-8-release-date-2017-8)?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 28, 2017, 06:05:30 pm
Inversely proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on August 29, 2017, 06:33:13 am
Inversely proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed..

Hmmm... In that case, before season 8 starts, I might have to send you a bottle of scotch because I think GOT is the best show on TV right now.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 29, 2017, 06:44:35 am
MaCallan
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on August 29, 2017, 07:08:55 am
MaCallan


Hopefully we're talking basic MaCallan 12 year old because this stuff is right out:

http://www.melandrose.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=92926&vfsku=3359510&vfsku=3359510&gpla=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjwoZTNBRCWARIsAOMZHmHmOEylmLqROs4cIjsa-vNT8YZtoW_93o9eCG553zY-AG-hgwiWI5gaAlSGEALw_wcB (http://www.melandrose.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=92926&vfsku=3359510&vfsku=3359510&gpla=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjwoZTNBRCWARIsAOMZHmHmOEylmLqROs4cIjsa-vNT8YZtoW_93o9eCG553zY-AG-hgwiWI5gaAlSGEALw_wcB)

At that price I would expect it to permanently make me 10 years younger.

(http://www.melandrose.com/istarimages/mp/92926-18517.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on August 29, 2017, 07:12:01 am
That's the one. I'll PM you my shipping details.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 29, 2017, 08:10:08 am
 :rotflmao:   10 year old.   

From what I understand, Scotland is divided into 4 regions for Scotch making.  The taste can vary considerably between regions.   If you like the taste of a certain Scotch and you want to try similar brands, and you like that particular taste, stay in that region.  For instance the Scotch's I like are in Speyside.

I like The Glenlivet brand.   I was in my local German Restaurant (Deutchland Downtown) in Fredericksburg (where we are regulars) and wanted to try the Scotch (MaCallan) they had.  It was smoother than The Glenlivet but similar in taste.  Come to find out they both are made in the Moray Council area of Scotland.   Same region (Speyside) obviously.  I was quite tickled over the fact they were made in the same region.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on August 29, 2017, 10:09:22 am
:rotflmao:   10 year old.   

From what I understand, Scotland is divided into 4 regions for Scotch making.  The taste can vary considerably between regions.   If you like the taste of a certain Scotch and you want to try similar brands, and you like that particular taste, stay in that region.  For instance the Scotch's I like are in Speyside.

I like The Glenlivet brand.   I was in my local German Restaurant (Deutchland Downtown) in Fredericksburg (where we are regulars) and wanted to try the Scotch (MaCallan) they had.  It was smoother than The Glenlivet but similar in taste.  Come to find out they both are made in the Moray Council area of Scotland.   Same region (Speyside) obviously.  I was quite tickled over the fact they were made in the same region.

Traditionally it was 4 but it's now 5 (or 6 if you cont The Islands)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch_whisky#Regions
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on August 29, 2017, 01:32:06 pm
:rotflmao:   10 year old.   

From what I understand, Scotland is divided into 4 regions for Scotch making.  The taste can vary considerably between regions.   If you like the taste of a certain Scotch and you want to try similar brands, and you like that particular taste, stay in that region.  For instance the Scotch's I like are in Speyside.

I like The Glenlivet brand.   I was in my local German Restaurant (Deutchland Downtown) in Fredericksburg (where we are regulars) and wanted to try the Scotch (MaCallan) they had.  It was smoother than The Glenlivet but similar in taste.  Come to find out they both are made in the Moray Council area of Scotland.   Same region (Speyside) obviously.  I was quite tickled over the fact they were made in the same region.

Not much of a scotch drinker but I do love the smoky aroma of the Islay scotch such as Laphroaig.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 29, 2017, 02:15:25 pm
Scotch must be savored as far as I'm concerned.  I have a special leaded crystal glass I use to drink it. 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on September 02, 2017, 12:00:51 pm
Just watched "Manchester By The Sea". OMG, what a depressing F***ing movie! God, I wanted to swallow a bullet after that piece of S**t. All kinds of awards huh? Well, that just proves Hollywood is F***ed up. Avoid it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 02, 2017, 03:54:23 pm
Arrival.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on September 02, 2017, 06:17:08 pm
Got my retinas all warmed up for..... Narcos, Season 3 released yesterday! If it is 1/2 as good as seasons 1 & 2, it will be very good. Just found out it was released or I would have watched as many episodes as I could have last night.

Also, True Detective has been cast and is in production for Season 3 (it skipped a couple of years). Again, the highest hopes for that one also; season 1 was outstanding IMO and season 2 was nearly as good. And I say that even though it starred people I normally do not care to watch.

So for all the "Vast Wasteland" out there, there are a few diamonds lying around here and there.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on September 06, 2017, 05:48:10 am
Finished Narcos S3. Not bad but not as good as seasons 1 & 2. It follows in  chronological order, so the bestus bad guy in all of Columbia was not in season 3 and that did not help.

It was renewed for season 4, and again I do not want to give too much away but I think that may not happen in Columbia at all.... the Colombian time of being the major player in drug trafficking is over I think.

The show has a nice mix of detailing events; the majority of it is done as a regular series, with actors playing various parts as with most all video. But there is also a fair amount of detail and actual photos of the actual people and events mixed in to show the reality. Scripted shows, even teh most violent and intense, still lack a certain..... 'messiness' that the real events hold, and showing photos of the actual events is a great touch in this series IMO.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on September 06, 2017, 03:57:27 pm
Finished Narcos S3. Not bad but not as good as seasons 1 & 2. It follows in  chronological order, so the bestus bad guy in all of Columbia was not in season 3 and that did not help.

I started watching it and kept falling asleep and having to go rewatch each night.  I think I am through episode 3 and then jumped to watching Luke Cage.  Already I agree Narcos S3 is much less interesting than S1/S2.  But similarly, Luke Cage is much less interesting than Daredevil and Jessica Jones.  But I am committed to watching it all...  Will return to Narcos S3, eventually, I suppose.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: rhhall on September 06, 2017, 07:57:15 pm
King Arthur
Definitely has some Guy Ritchie moments
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 07, 2017, 08:22:25 pm
American Horror..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on September 08, 2017, 05:11:44 am
American Horror..

Two replies with the same answer, and they both work!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on September 08, 2017, 08:45:39 am
They've screwed us before, but so far episode 1 looked really good.
But so did episode 1 of the idiotic circus season too.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 08, 2017, 11:06:22 am
I liked the circus one.   The last one sucked big time.  This one at least has some action in the first episode even though they're recycling a clown from the circus series.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 08, 2017, 11:06:51 am
Two replies with the same answer, and they both work!

Yep, I kinda liked that myself.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on September 08, 2017, 11:21:43 am
Amazing- that is the season that finally got us to stop watching it. We had tired of it before but ended up watching out of habit more than actually liking the show, something that happens far too often to be honest. But that season did it- wasn't that the one with Kathy Bates as the bearded lady and Michael Chiklis (sp?) being gay?

Brian

I liked the circus one.   The last one sucked big time.  This one at least has some action in the first episode even though they're recycling a clown from the circus series.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 08, 2017, 11:31:38 am
Amazing- that is the season that finally got us to stop watching it. We had tired of it before but ended up watching out of habit more than actually liking the show, something that happens far too often to be honest. But that season did it- wasn't that the one with Kathy Bates as the bearded lady and Michael Chiklis (sp?) being gay?

Brian

I think so..
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on September 08, 2017, 04:04:21 pm
I liked the 2nd Season (Asylum) the best.  Then the 3rd (Circus).  The 1st season next (the house one), then finally the 4th (the freaky motel thing).
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on September 11, 2017, 06:30:26 am
Watched seasons 1 and 2 of Boardwalk Empire. Not bad. Definitely held my interest.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on September 11, 2017, 10:44:45 am
LOVED "IT" in the theater.
Wow what a great flick.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on September 11, 2017, 03:33:55 pm
LOVED "IT" in the theater.
Wow what a great flick.

Yeah, seems like everyone was talking about IT at work today.  I might have to see IT
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on September 12, 2017, 04:34:48 am
Watched seasons 1 and 2 of Boardwalk Empire. Not bad. Definitely held my interest.

Good stuff!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on September 12, 2017, 04:36:32 am
LOVED "IT" in the theater.
Wow what a great flick.

My oldest son took his family to see It. All except his middle son, he was too scared.  lol

They all said the same thing. It was great and It was very scary and well done.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on September 16, 2017, 07:40:21 am
Three in a row by me now.


Watched Southpaw on Netflix last night.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798684/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798684/)

WoW!!! What a great movie! Very emotional. I had tears running down my face and my wife was blubbering like crazy.

Jake Gyllenhaal is a VERY good actor!

Good stuff.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on September 16, 2017, 08:40:50 am
Watched seasons 1 and 2 of Boardwalk Empire. Not bad. Definitely held my interest.

We lost interest after a few seasons.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on September 16, 2017, 10:51:12 am
It changed a lot, and I think for the worse, after season 2. But it was a very well done series, and had a great 'look and feel' of the 1920's about it.

It has the only opening of any series that I ever watched (I always just FF through that stuff) - I just loved that theme and the sort of art deco opening sequence of that show.

Brian

We lost interest after a few seasons.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on September 16, 2017, 11:03:36 am
Watched Exodus last night, out of sheer boredom. I figured if I got through 20 minutes of it it would have been good but to my amazement, I finished it. It is a version of the whole Moses story and let's face it, Cecil B. DeMille and a cast of 50,000 just own that flick, not to mention Charlton Heston does not play Moses, he defines Moses! That whole movie is just a classic, even a cornerstone- corny, overacted to a nuclear degree, strange casting here and there and that old, pastel- colored look and feel. But it is also untouchable IMO and just cannot be remade by anyone else.

And Exodus started off on a bad foot: Christian Bale as Moses? Really? Jesse Pinkman as Joshua, double- really (just when was he going to call someone 'Bitch!' in that story?). But first of all, it was not a remake of The Ten Commandments but a different movie entirely (same basic plot but a very different presentation); God was 'in charge' and directing things, and Moses stumbled a bit and served so he did not have to be Charlton Heston in the first place. A nice twist on the whole burning bush thingy, with God being a very cranky and very Old Testament 10 year old Brit. (seriously but it mostly worked).

Anyway, not a great movie but very watchable considering I thought it was going to be downright awful.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on September 16, 2017, 11:37:18 am
Anyway, not a great movie but very watchable considering it was going to be downright awful.

Maybe I should give it a chance, then.  I had decided I wanted no part in a "remake" of something so great and classic.  I mean, what's next, a remake of Spartacus?  The Wizard of Oz?  (And yes, I did watch and like "The Wiz", but that really was something entirely different)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on September 17, 2017, 11:28:07 am
Yep, the same thing happened with True Grit; the new version is a fine movie, with a first rate cast (Hailee Steinfeld was outstanding, and much better than Kim Darby in the original IMO). Even Jeff Bridges was excellent, and beyond that I am a fan of that actor. But..... the original starred John Wayne and for me, and I think a LOT of other people, he still does and always will simply own that role. I am not even all that big a fan of John Wayne but hey, he IS John Wayne and more importantly, he thought he was John Wayne and manages to convey that to the audience that he is John Wayne (the persona) I think. We saw the re-make in a theater and my wife had never seen the original so shortly after seeing the new one, I grabbed the original and had her watch it. She is not a John Wayne fan at all but also found him much more impressive and imposing in that role. And so it goes with Charlton Heston and Moses I think. Now I liked the Will Smith version of I Am Legend much better than Heston's version (The Omega Man but the same movie) but even when watching Heston in that movie, I am sort of, kind of waiting for him to grab a long staff and straighten out all them there Zombie people.  ;) ;D  Heston owns the Moses role IMO. And probably Ben Hur too. I mean if you had leprosy, who would YOU want to visit you besides Heston?

But Exodus is very, very different and really not compatible at all to Heston's version. Not even close. So it can stand alone as a movie without clashing directly into the earlier version.... a good choice by Ridley Scott IMO. In fact, the new version, Exodus, is almost as different from the 1956 version as Dragnet the series, and Dragnet the movie were (I do not think Jack Webb ever referred to anyone as 'The virgin [put name here] like Dan Ackroyd did with 'The virgin Connie Swail  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtKUyfkBA2w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtKUyfkBA2w))

Brian

Maybe I should give it a chance, then.  I had decided I wanted no part in a "remake" of something so great and classic.  I mean, what's next, a remake of Spartacus?  The Wizard of Oz?  (And yes, I did watch and like "The Wiz", but that really was something entirely different)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on September 17, 2017, 02:55:01 pm
Anybody else tuning into Ken Burns' Vietnam tonight? His productions have often been excellent and some outstanding; not sure if enough time has passed for any American to revisit Vietnam with a fair eye but I have been waiting for this one to see if Mr. Burns can apply a fair and even hand.

Peter Coyote is narrating this one so that is a plus, at least IMO. David McCullough would have been even better but now in his mid- 80's, he has not narrated anything in some years, though he is active here and there as a guest historian.

It starts tonight and per the usual Burns documentary, runs on and off for the next 10 days or so; 10 episodes totaling 18 hours.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on September 24, 2017, 04:42:51 pm
2 Episodes of Pilip K Dicks Electric Dreams watched, most excelenet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_K._Dick%27s_Electric_Dreams

as a piece of trivia the 2nd episode starred Charlie Chaplins daughter
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 25, 2017, 04:28:29 am
Oh man, I'd love to see that.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on September 25, 2017, 08:13:53 am
Anybody else tuning into Ken Burns' Vietnam tonight? His productions have often been excellent and some outstanding; not sure if enough time has passed for any American to revisit Vietnam with a fair eye but I have been waiting for this one to see if Mr. Burns can apply a fair and even hand.

Peter Coyote is narrating this one so that is a plus, at least IMO. David McCullough would have been even better but now in his mid- 80's, he has not narrated anything in some years, though he is active here and there as a guest historian.

It starts tonight and per the usual Burns documentary, runs on and off for the next 10 days or so; 10 episodes totaling 18 hours.

Brian

My wife and I watched the first ep last week. I was surprised at how interested she was in the show. Normally 'war stories' put her off but she raved at how well done this one is. I agree, most excellent! The different perspectives that Burns brings to this subject is fantastic.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on September 25, 2017, 08:40:54 am
Oh man, I'd love to see that.
~~Apparently it is/will be available on Amazon in the US
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on September 25, 2017, 10:58:51 am
Most of Ken Burns productions are like this and are usually excellent. Even the ones about subjects you would not think you would like, he presents them in a neutral enough way, while preserving the essence and interesting content that they really are very easy to watch. I think the first one was about the Brooklyn Bridge back in the early '80's and there have been quite a few since. The Civil War is probably his most well known work but I have found others that are the equal of that, at least IMO.

I hope you recorded the episodes when they were broadcast because they often will not reappear for a long time after the initial showing, and his series are aired a bit stangely, with around five episodes per week until the series is finished. I grabbed the whole series on DVR and so did not pay attention to what days it was on but I think the next episode aired on the next night (Monday).

I am current at E6 I think and as has always been the case, the series is extremely even- handed and well- paced throughout. Honestly I was not sure any American could do a neutral overview of that conflict yet but I think he has managed to pull it off, or at least it seems so to me, viewing it with my own biases perhaps (I grew up right in the middle of that time and for a while, I thought I was going to get the 'all expenses paid trip to Southeast Asia myself' but missed it by 1 1/2 years).

Glad to hear you liked it. And as I said, it will be well worth your time to check out his other productions if you like this one IMO. The only one I have not been able to connect with is 'The West'.

Brian

My wife and I watched the first ep last week. I was surprised at how interested she was in the show. Normally 'war stories' put her off but she raved at how well done this one is. I agree, most excellent! The different perspectives that Burns brings to this subject is fantastic.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 25, 2017, 11:17:56 am
~~Apparently it is/will be available on Amazon in the US

I hope so.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on September 26, 2017, 05:13:19 am
Most of Ken Burns productions are like this and are usually excellent. Even the ones about subjects you would not think you would like, he presents them in a neutral enough way, while preserving the essence and interesting content that they really are very easy to watch. I think the first one was about the Brooklyn Bridge back in the early '80's and there have been quite a few since. The Civil War is probably his most well known work but I have found others that are the equal of that, at least IMO.

I hope you recorded the episodes when they were broadcast because they often will not reappear for a long time after the initial showing, and his series are aired a bit stangely, with around five episodes per week until the series is finished. I grabbed the whole series on DVR and so did not pay attention to what days it was on but I think the next episode aired on the next night (Monday).

I am current at E6 I think and as has always been the case, the series is extremely even- handed and well- paced throughout. Honestly I was not sure any American could do a neutral overview of that conflict yet but I think he has managed to pull it off, or at least it seems so to me, viewing it with my own biases perhaps (I grew up right in the middle of that time and for a while, I thought I was going to get the 'all expenses paid trip to Southeast Asia myself' but missed it by 1 1/2 years).

Glad to hear you liked it. And as I said, it will be well worth your time to check out his other productions if you like this one IMO. The only one I have not been able to connect with is 'The West'.

Brian

We did watch The Civil War a few years back and I agree with you, it was excellent. We don't have a DVR any longer as we stream everything now via Roku. Well, almost everything. I still have a working antenna w/rotor, antenna amp, and a 30' tower that receives all the Chicago stations for nuttin. I suppose I could get a DVR that works off of the antenna but we have more than enough to watch without it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on September 27, 2017, 03:37:57 pm
Started WestWorld, since I now have HBO even though I didn't really want it but got it for "free."
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on September 27, 2017, 03:53:14 pm
Westworld (the series, not the movie) starts off somewhat slow but it really is very well done IMO. And it gets better- a lot better, again of course IMO. I ended up liking the series a lot, and it builds upon itself so you really have to watch it in order and not skip any episodes.

In fact I liked it enough that it was kind of a downer that it will not be back for 2017 but instead delayed until 2018 for the next (second) season).

Brian

Started WestWorld, since I now have HBO even though I didn't really want it but got it for "free."
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on September 27, 2017, 04:04:53 pm
Currently watching The Vietnam War, E8 so far, and it is excellent. I know how this turns out of course but it is the viewing of 'the trip' that is most interesting. And I am learning all kinds of things I never knew about that period even though I grew up during that phase. One thing that really surprised me was that Creighton Abrams replaced William Westmoreland as the overall commander of the US forces in Vietnam. As an interesting aside, of course the M1 Abrams tank is named after Creighton Abrams but I was only familiar with him from much earlier fame; he was the commander who led the 4th Armored Division of the Third Army (Patton's command) in that outstanding maneuver that brought US forces to bear and relieved the siege of Bastone during the Battle of the Bulge. I was just not aware that he was active in Vietnam at all, never mind commanded all US forces there for the second and last phase of our involvement in that conflict.

Also current in the last season of Episodes with a couple of episodes left to go. Not excellent but really pretty good, offbeat and interesting. For Americans, I think the real plus here is watching Matt LeBlanc ('Joey Tribbiani') be..... well, a callous, crude and somewhat nasty version of Matt LeBlanc. Assuming Matt LeBlanc is not actually callous, crude or nasty of course :-)

Watching the current season of Ray Donovan and while the characters are all still excellent (really, every one of them is excellent in his / her role), the series is losing a bit of steam. Still OK and worth watching but it is having the usual 5th (I think) season plot failures and they seem to be hunting around for something interesting for the cast to do. Very common of course but not desirable.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 30, 2017, 04:42:16 pm
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on October 01, 2017, 06:59:31 am
Finished the Vietnam War last night. The usual Ken Burns excellent production.

Some people have criticized the series for not putting enough emphasis on the South Vietnamese participation and I did notice that a bit. But the entire show was very clearly shown from the American side and I think that makes it more acceptable because it never claimed to be an unbiased or a neutral view.

Certainly a bit of an emotionally negative show to an American though because it all happened recently enough to have a personal memory of those events. Not like his The Civil War or even the series about WWII, The War, which are a lot more abstract as I did not live through either one. But an excellent series I think.

Brian

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on October 01, 2017, 07:47:31 am
Finished the Vietnam War last night.

I am glad someone finished it, plenty of work was left undone.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on October 05, 2017, 06:16:05 am
Watched Gerald's Game, it was recommended to me. I would give it a solid meh. Well, maybe not quite that good. For whatever reason, it just did not float my boat, and frankly I just do not understand parts of it. Another Stephen King novel made into a movie and they have been all over the place; this one is on the 'less than stellar' side for me.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conniesaki on October 05, 2017, 10:40:56 pm
The Revenant. Knew nothing about it except very good reviews. Did not see the bear attack coming. Holy crap. Brutal.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on October 06, 2017, 05:28:39 am
Watched Gerald's Game, it was recommended to me. I would give it a solid meh. Well, maybe not quite that good. For whatever reason, it just did not float my boat, and frankly I just do not understand parts of it. Another Stephen King novel made into a movie and they have been all over the place; this one is on the 'less than stellar' side for me.

Brian

We watched this the other day and we concur with your 'meh'.

*****spoiler alert******





Although the scene where the wife gets her hand free of the handcuffs is NOT for the squeamish!    :o

I might have tried using my legs to break the bedposts first... 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on October 06, 2017, 06:15:55 am
I think they addressed that by having the husband say something like 'I reinforced the bedposts just for this'.

Funny thing but Stephen Kings's books, turned into movies, have ranged from excellent to terrible, with a lot, maybe most, of them being mediocre and worse. That said, a handful do stand out I think, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and a one that I always though was excellent though I do not think it ever caught on either in the box office or afterwards in video release: Needful Things.

And to address your *****spoiler alert******:

Yep, that truly was gruesome. And I did not see it coming at all, I though she was just committing suicide.... what she actually did is worse, at least having to watch the mechanics of it. I think I would have waited a bit longer for spontaneous combustion of a bedpost, or maybe someone casually entering the cabin looking for, oh I don't know.... maybe Waldo. And certainly, I would have tried using your legs to break a bedpost also; and I probably would have made more of an effort with your legs than you would have.  ;D

We watched this the other day and we concur with your 'meh'.

*****spoiler alert******





Although the scene where the wife gets her hand free of the handcuffs is NOT for the squeamish!    :o

I might have tried using my legs to break the bedposts first...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 08, 2017, 07:09:27 am
Handcuffs are not allowed in my home.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on October 08, 2017, 07:27:10 am
Handcuffs are not allowed in my home.

Zip ties then?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on October 08, 2017, 11:43:12 am
Maybe he cannot answer right now?

Brian

Zip ties then?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on October 09, 2017, 05:00:57 am
We watched Guardians of The Galaxy 2 and Wonder Woman last night.

Guardians 2 was great! 5 stars.   :thumbs:

Wonder Woman gets a meh and 3 stars.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on October 09, 2017, 06:48:19 am
We watched Guardians of The Galaxy 2 and Wonder Woman last night.

Guardians 2 was great! 5 stars.   :thumbs:

Wonder Woman gets a meh and 3 stars.

GOTG2 wasnt quite as enjoyable as GOTG1 for me, although it was still good.

I enjoyed Wonder Woman far more than I thought I would.

Ok so there was quite a large shift in the "origin " story from WW2 to WW1 and it 's obviously just a lead in for a JLA film but....
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on October 09, 2017, 10:37:34 am
Just finished watching the last episode of the series 'Episodes'; it was the series finale.

Overall, pretty good IMO. Amusing to watch someone you think you know (Matt Leblanc as Joey Tribianni) behave so badly and use all the language available. The whole series was about excess really. Not great but certainly better than a lot of stuff I have watched before, and I fear better than a lot of stuff I will watch in the future also.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on October 09, 2017, 01:29:42 pm
Finished season 3 of Dark Matter. "B" level sci-fi series on Netflix. Never going to win any awards but I found it entertaining. You should definitely watch from the beginning or it won't make any sense.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on October 10, 2017, 08:28:41 am
Maybe he cannot answer right now?

Brian

Sorry, was tied up.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on October 19, 2017, 05:59:44 pm
Watched 'Churchill', 'The Zookeeper's Wife', 'Deepwater Horizon' and 'The man with the iron heart'.

Churchill: Well made flick and Brian Cox was surprisingly good in the title role. I would give it a 3 1/2 out of 5, or a little more for those not being sticklers for history.

The Zookeeper's Wife: OK flick, did not really do it for me.

Deepwater Horizon: Well made but very formulaic movie. Kurt Russel is good as a main character. Again, 3 1/2 out of 5; not a bad movie, just not really close to being a great one.

The man with the iron heart: This one is tough for me because I have studied the main character for quite a while and I do not think they really portrayed him correctly. Reinhard Heydrich was far more complex than this movie makes him out to be. Also it is somewhat inaccurate historically, again probably not something that would bother most people but I find the actual story is more than riveting enough. Anyway, 4 out of 5 and maybe a tad more. Caveat Emptor though: this is a dark, disturbing movie not because of any film content but because it portrays one of the most gruesome periods of history and one of the absolutely most individually terrifying people of all time. For those not familiar, Reinhard Heydrich was the author of 'The Final Solution' to "The Jewish Problem" in the Third Reich, as well as a very high ranking leader of several facets of the most sinister parts of the worst behavior of WWII. The movie makes lays out a path of this man's life that makes sense to most people probably but it is inaccurate; in reality, Heydrich was an intelligent, able, conscientious, driven, affable, overall 'good guy' who orchestrated some of the worst atrocities in human history. When one digs a little bit into Ted Bundy, one finds a monster; when digging into Reinhard Heydrich as far as I have been able to do so, one finds a 'good and decent' human with far better than average abilities. Maybe the closest thing to a real- life Hannibal Lecter.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on October 21, 2017, 02:01:56 pm
Watched 'The Girl on the Train'. Unfortunately, I was also sampling a pretty good Riesling that night. So I cannot give my impression of this film because I do not really have any and frankly, the movie did not make any sense at all to me.

The Riesling (Chateau Ste. Michelle) though, was actually very good and even more so for a cheap wine. I highly recommend it.But not while watching 'The Girl on the Train', and especially not while watching, at least for the first or second time, 'The Usual Suspects' 'cause that will just put jumbled thoughts into your mind and detract from the wine. In fact, I would suggest a clear mind, uber attention and perhaps a pad and pen for watching 'The Usual Suspects'; even that was not enough for Roger Ebert, he honestly admitted he could not follow the movie. Perhaps he was sampling something while watching that movie also?

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on October 21, 2017, 03:53:35 pm
Watched 'The Girl on the Train'. Unfortunately, I was also sampling a pretty good Riesling that night. So I cannot give my impression of this film because I do not really have any and frankly, the movie did not make any sense at all to me.

The Riesling (Chateau Ste. Michelle) though, was actually very good and even more so for a cheap wine. I highly recommend it.But not while watching 'The Girl on the Train', and especially not while watching, at least for the first or second time, 'The Usual Suspects' 'cause that will just put jumbled thoughts into your mind and detract from the wine. In fact, I would suggest a clear mind, uber attention and perhaps a pad and pen for watching 'The Usual Suspects'; even that was not enough for Roger Ebert, he honestly admitted he could not follow the movie. Perhaps he was sampling something while watching that movie also?

Brian

That was another one of those books I tried to read but just couldn't get through it. As a result I passed on the movie.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on October 21, 2017, 04:32:31 pm
Well, I just did not 'get it'. And honestly, I have no urge to watch it again in the hope that I do get it and it is a decent movie. Too few heartbeats left to waste them on that kind of stuff..... :-)

Brian

That was another one of those books I tried to read but just couldn't get through it. As a result I passed on the movie.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on October 22, 2017, 08:57:42 pm
Blade Runner 2049
Not for everyone, but now in my top 10 movies of all time.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on October 24, 2017, 03:50:28 am
Blade Runner 2049
Not for everyone, but now in my top 10 movies of all time.

Really? It seems that the critics don't share your opinion. I'll check it out when it's on dvd.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on October 24, 2017, 08:48:41 am
If you didn't enjoy the first one, don't bother watching this one.
Its long, slow, artsy, but I loved it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on October 24, 2017, 11:33:53 am
I have not seen it yet but my son did and suggested waiting until it was free. :-) 

The question of good / bad / fantastic / horrible is always in the user's mind. There are some films that are always in the 'All- time top 50' or 'All- time top 100' that I have never been able to watch all the way through, never mind find them great or even good movies- they were unwatchable IMO. So the greatness of anything that is interpreted is always subjective (not aimed at you Brent, just commenting on the various opinions on the same film).

And it works both ways: I did not find Waterworld to be the horrible waste of celluloid that most apparently did. It was not great IMO but certainly watchable and not a bad flick, overall, again IMO but it got pummeled by both critics as well as the public, who stayed away in droves.

Brian

If you didn't enjoy the first one, don't bother watching this one.
Its long, slow, artsy, but I loved it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on October 24, 2017, 11:56:36 am
No worries, I don't mind you not liking the same movies as me, I just don't like those who get personal for their own opinions which hasn't happened here by the way.

On a side note, I liked Waterworld too.

Lastly, I'm watching Ozark on Netflix and it's great so far.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on October 24, 2017, 01:30:37 pm
I liked Waterworld and Ozark is very well done! If you've ever been in that area you'd know that they hit the nail right on the head with that one. 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on October 24, 2017, 05:01:57 pm
Sounds very much like I'm watching the same documentary on the BBC at the moment.

First episode goes right back to the start of the problems there back in the mid 40's

(Being the BBC each of the 10 episodes is only 55 minutes long ;)  )

EDIT: Yes it is, just checked the credits


Anybody else tuning into Ken Burns' Vietnam tonight? His productions have often been excellent and some outstanding; not sure if enough time has passed for any American to revisit Vietnam with a fair eye but I have been waiting for this one to see if Mr. Burns can apply a fair and even hand.

Peter Coyote is narrating this one so that is a plus, at least IMO. David McCullough would have been even better but now in his mid- 80's, he has not narrated anything in some years, though he is active here and there as a guest historian.

It starts tonight and per the usual Burns documentary, runs on and off for the next 10 days or so; 10 episodes totaling 18 hours.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on October 24, 2017, 05:36:54 pm
I do not want to give it away but it does not turn out well for the French or us (U.S.).

Ken Burns is a very well known documentary maker on this side of the pond and his work is usually outstanding. Perhaps his magnum opus was The Civil War, which was distributed in the UK as The American Civil War, I had an English friend who watched it. But many of his pieces are excellent and well worth watching IMO.

Yeah, our (again, the U.S.) involvement started in the 1940's but the root problem goes much further back when IndoChina was colonized and shortly thereafter, some local did not care for that and became a nationalist. This is always how these things play out, some go more smoothly than others but the path is always the same: Country A occupies Country B, someone in or from Country B loudly points out that Country A should not be there in the first place and the unrest in Country B grows. Country B rarely, if ever, gains the actual ability to eject Country A but they do gain enough traction that Country A finds it just not worth the cost anymore (monetary, bodies, national focus, etc.) and packs off. Most first- world countries have gone through this either as a colonial power or in the act of 'maintaining the line' against a larger enemy, real or imagined.

It is tough to view it in those terms if it is one's own country playing the part of either Country A or Country B, and I was wary of Burns doing an even- handed job with Vietnam so soon after our involvement but I think he did it quite well. At least that is my opinion viewed in the cold light of day and history and trying to put my own personal feelings, memories, and outright biasing aside. The whole thing, at least the 'war' part occurred in my lifetime and so I believe my own views are no doubt tainted but I do try to look at it in a detached way, and believe that documentary did very well considering the film maker is an American, also lived through the period, and seems to have a definite political cast (meaning he absolutely leans 'left' or 'right' politically) in general.

As a Brit., you may have a different view and perhaps are less biased going into it, and I would be curious as to your view of the series.

Brian

Sounds very much like I'm watching the same documentary on the BBC at the moment.

First episode goes right back to the start of the problems there back in the mid 40's

(Being the BBC each of the 10 episodes is only 55 minutes long ;)  )

EDIT: Yes it is, just checked the credits
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on October 24, 2017, 05:48:46 pm
Aye more than  got that impression already and I'm only on Episode 3 (watching on iPlayer [catchup])

Think thats enough for one night, late here :)


I do not want to give it away but it does not turn out well for the French or us (U.S.).

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on November 01, 2017, 04:15:09 pm
Rizolli & Isles, a Female cop drama aimed at a more female audience, it ran from about 2009 to just a few years back, its not bad, it has D-Day From "Animal House" and Sasha Alexander who was Kate on NCIS in it so it can't be all that bad.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 01, 2017, 07:55:25 pm
Battlebots
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on November 02, 2017, 08:56:10 am
Battlebots is awesome, however Giant Robot Duel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-ouLX8Q9UM) is some of the most stupid TV ever.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on November 02, 2017, 12:49:45 pm
Stranger Things 2 on Netflix. Clearly made for kids but I find it entertaining. I'm 62 going on 12.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on November 02, 2017, 01:15:44 pm
Stranger Things 2 on Netflix. Clearly made for kids but I find it entertaining. I'm 62 going on 12.

I disagree, I think this show is most certainly made for adults.
I Love it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on November 02, 2017, 03:19:22 pm
We watched the first season, my wife liked it better than I did although I though it was OK. We are 'saving' season 2 for her recovery from some minor surgery tomorrow; the surgery itself is not a big deal apparently but the healing portion is long and painful, hence she has been given scripts for some rather strong opiates. This could be bad news 'cause we may have to watch Stranger Things S2 two or more times before it gets all the way into her drug- addled brain- box.  ::)  Then again, if it is not good, I guess I could always steal her drugs so that 1) she will remember watching it and 2) I will NOT remember watching it.  :rotflmao:

Brian

Stranger Things 2 on Netflix. Clearly made for kids but I find it entertaining. I'm 62 going on 12.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on November 02, 2017, 03:26:27 pm
Found myself with a little time on my hands and watched 'The Pawnbroker' last night. After years of reading about that flick, I finally actually sat down and watched it. My take- meh. I guess it was quite the trend setter and broke a lot of taboos, as well as dealing with touchy subject matter for the first time in a main- stream movie (it is about a Holocaust survivor, and contains what are apparently the very first female frontal nudity (waist- up only) in American theater) but it just does not have that impact now. In fact, I found it a bit lame. Rod Steiger was excellent of course but overall, meh.

As a piece of trivia, it is also the first film Morgan Freeman appears in; he is un- credited and only a fill- in character with no lines ("man in the crowd on the street") but it is his first movie.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on November 02, 2017, 03:27:07 pm
Blue Planet 2. More excellent work from David Attenborough & the BBC :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on November 02, 2017, 04:02:06 pm
Just read that The Twilight Zone is coming back.... again! Looks like CBS is reviving it and it will be available through CBS All Access (the pay service, not over the broadcast arm of CBS).

I always really liked The Twilight Zone, I think because it was a true anthology series. They never did the same thing twice in a row, all the way to the basic plot of each show; some were scary, some humorous, some ironic, some just unsettling. And some episodes were excellent, some OK, some sucked but even that was OK because the next one would be completely different anyway and free from any 'suck-ology' of the last one, if it was terrible.

Of course I do not remember the first- run of the series, "we" (The Twilight Zone and me) started at about the same time so I was still a young kid when it ended. But of course it has been shown in repeats forever so it was easy to see all the episodes, and because it was only 10, 15 years old, I recognized a lot of the actors just getting their start on that series but who had been well established afterwards. Of course I knew William Shatner as Captain Kirk first but later saw him in a couple (three maybe?) episodes of T.T.Z., way back when he had what looks like his own hair. :-)

Others have revived this before with very limited success but I am still hopeful that it may be a very good series. The established baselines are very clear: there are not any, so talented writers, directors, actors and so forth have a pretty blank canvas to do anything, from falling down a flight of stairs to making an excellent episode. Steven Spielberg directed an excellent episode of Night Gallery way back when so we just do not know what may fall out of something like this. Here is to hoping it is good!

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: sanmo on November 03, 2017, 04:45:05 am
Stumbled across "Megan Leavey" on amazon prime. Especially enjoyable if you are fond of dogs.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on November 03, 2017, 01:57:00 pm
I disagree, I think this show is most certainly made for adults.
I Love it.

I watched a couple more episodes last night and thinking about what you said. On second thought I have to agree with you. Definitely adult situations.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on November 04, 2017, 10:26:11 am
Last season of "Blue Bloods". We missed a lot so we are watching it concurrently with the current season so we will be current.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Eupher on November 04, 2017, 01:21:17 pm
Getting back to Burns' documentary for a minute, I've watched up to Episode 5. My impression is he spent an inordinate amount of time extolling the braying of the leftist anti-war "activists" and far less time on the other side of the issue - even painting those, including McNamara, Johnson, and the other hawks, as misguided chumps who eventually saw the evil of their ways.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on November 04, 2017, 01:53:57 pm
One of the problems when we take in outside ideas is that we cast our own imprints onto those very ideas as we absorb them. Basically, this makes is just about impossible for any of us to judge / weigh / analyse anything in and of itself, because of our own pre- dispositions in particular directions.

Please understand I am not knocking you or even all of humanity, merely stating what I believe is how we think, learn and absorb information.

So when watching a documentary, there are three really important things steering heavily in each one's own direction: 1) the data provided. Obviously while an 18 (I think) hour documentary is relatively long, it is a tiny fraction of the actual reality it is trying to represent. So the images chosen, the dialog written to go along with it, the editing and everything else all add up to give a direction to what most good documentary makers hope is a neutral and 'blank canvas'. 2) The actual documentary 'maker'; this may be the director, writer, producer but more likely is a combination of all of these individuals. It is even worse if more than one of those functions are done by the same person, something very much done with Ken Burns productions. And then there is 3), the viewer's biases, all of them. The exact same statement, read by 10 different people, will generate 10 different interpretations of what the writer actually meant.

So all of us will have an opinion on everything but an even stronger one on something like this period of US history because it was so very divisive and is generally seen, at least by Americans, as a period of very poor outcomes for the US.

I guess I have always had an odd view of the Vietnam war (the facet of it between the US and Vietnam) for an American in that I never though the US lost, but instead merely chose to leave because the cost of staying was too high. A good deal of that attitude was being bandied about right here in the US and that was a very powerful part of how things went. But in the end, the US could have stayed in South Vietnam indefinitely, at least going by all the metrics one would measure such an ability; the actual monetary cost, the cost in lives, the cost in persons harmed (rehabilitation, long- term care, etc.) and every other way I know of. We were not forced out, we chose to leave. So I do not view that period as one of failure as much as a painful lesson, learned yet again (history is littered with this same lesson) coupled with the fact that we simply did not get our way.

I think Burns' documentary was very fair and even- handed myself. I was actually amazed to find out that Presidents, and especially Robert MacNamara actually knew that getting involved was risky at best, and an outright mistake at worst and yet felt compelled by many other factors to 'hold the line' in VietNam. And BTW, I am really a pretty big fan of Mr. MacNamara and have studied his career a bit; it was he who worked on the mechanics of how to MUCH more effectively damage Japan through bombing. Put harshly, and as he himself stated it in 'The Fog of War', he and Gen. LeMay found out exactly how to kill many Japanese, much, much faster while minimizing the loss of American air crews..... Those two gentleman basically brought the entire country of Japan to her proverbial knees before the atomic bombs were ever used, and could have and I believe would have continued to do so until an inevitable Japanese surrender in which the use of atomic weapons was virtually irrelevant. But back to the documentary: I personally do not believe there was a right or wrong side of opinion in this country at that time and believe both sides were basically wrong: the anti- war people simply did not have a world view and were fixated on VietNam to the exclusion of all other consideration and so they were simply wrong in that a valid decision could not be based on what was happening in VietNam alone. The facet that wanted to hold the line was wrong in that they thought leaving VietNam would have a great affect on US strength (real or imagined) and world opinion, which would be terrible for the future of the US..... that just was not the case, as we can see all these years later. But each side had what they thought were good, solid reasons why they were correct and that matter was never really resolved, the matter simply ended.

To your point, there were certainly FAR more images of what was going wrong in S. VietNam than N. VietNam, and that itself may be a liberal bias of Mr. Burns, but at the same time, most of the film available from that period was from South VietNam, and no where near balanced between the two countries.

So your view is absolutely as valid as anyone elses' of course, and I am not saying you are wrong. Merely that there are biases on all sides, including the viewer, (of course including me) so it is really impossible to get a truly neutral overview of both the VietNam War itself as well as any documentary made about it. The other problem is that the documentary was made so soon after the actual event, with many of us watching who had actually lived through it; compare this with the Civil War documentary for example, which was produced long after all the participants were gone as well as virtually all their children and even grandchildren. Much easier to take a cold- eyed view of that war IMO.

Brian

Getting back to Burns' documentary for a minute, I've watched up to Episode 5. My impression is he spent an inordinate amount of time extolling the braying of the leftist anti-war "activists" and far less time on the other side of the issue - even painting those, including McNamara, Johnson, and the other hawks, as misguided chumps who eventually saw the evil of their ways.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Strawboss on November 04, 2017, 02:45:50 pm
I tend to agree with Eupher. The best was the woman at the end who was sorry for what she did and said to all the veterans and people in uniform, she was crying all her Jane Fonda tears and saying how wrong she was, blah, blah, blah. Zimmerman? is still trying to overthrow our Gov't.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on November 05, 2017, 06:35:43 am
Seeing as you mentioned her, I was never happy with the complete lack of accountability for her actions in N. VietNam.  Not sure if her actions reached the level of 'traitorous' or not but they were certainly close, and she was way, WAY over the line sitting on the AA gun IMO.

Brian

I tend to agree with Eupher. The best was the woman at the end who was sorry for what she did and said to all the veterans and people in uniform, she was crying all her Jane Fonda tears and saying how wrong she was, blah, blah, blah. Zimmerman? is still trying to overthrow our Gov't.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on November 05, 2017, 06:37:51 am
Watched Cool Hand Luke last night. Fifty years on, still a great movie IMO. We have lost a few of the major players in that movie just in the last year or so but surprisingly, Boss Godfrey ('The man with no eyes') is still alive in his 90's.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on November 05, 2017, 07:31:13 am
Watched Cool Hand Luke last night. Fifty years on, still a great movie IMO. We have lost a few of the major players in that movie just in the last year or so but surprisingly, Boss Godfrey ('The man with no eyes') is still alive in his 90's.

Brian

One of my fav movies of all time!  :)

And with one of the best movie quotes ever.

"What we have here is a failure to communicate."
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on November 05, 2017, 11:45:15 am
Agreed. But what really made that quote outstanding is when Strother Martin was a guest host on SNL, he played a French teacher (beret and all) and was teaching a class of incompetents. Finally, in utter frustration he delivers that line to the class..... I think I wet myself a little when I watched that. Truly funny chit! Of course that was way back in the days when we could still have humor: two skits I remember as just outstanding were 1) The Evelyn Woodhead 'slow reading method' a knock against a similarly named speed- reading technique being hawked at the time. In the skit, several people giving testimonials about how the technique made their lives wonderful. One was Ray Charles, and he said that before this course, he read so fast he got blisters on his fingers. I know I wet myself a little for that one. 2) A skit where Eddie Murphy is a director casting the part of Stevie Wonder. He goes through some candidates and who walks out next but..... Stevie Wonder. But instead of that gigantic smile and his head weaving all around, he is stoic and neutral in expression. So Eddie Murphy stands behind him and moves him (Stevie) around, pulls and pushes on his face to make him look and act more like Stevie Wonder, all the while doing an imitation of Stevie Wonder which was actually quite good. Of course in the end Murphy angrily rejects him because he could never imitate Stevie Wonder no matter how much time or effort he put into it. Outstanding!

Another thing that is kind of neat about Cool Hand Luke, just because it is so old now, is some of the actors: Harry Dean Stanton, before he even had three names. Wayne Rogers long before MASH fame. Clifton James, again fairly young, as 'Carl, the floor walker'; later on, he would usually play southerns, and often dolts at that. Of course the outstanding George Kennedy as a young man, or at least not an old man. Terrific cast, many unknowns or very early in their careers at the time.

Brian

One of my fav movies of all time!  :)

And with one of the best movie quotes ever.

"What we have here is a failure to communicate."
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 05, 2017, 12:36:12 pm
New Thor movie.   Action was good as was the humor.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on November 05, 2017, 12:53:18 pm
New Thor movie.   Action was good as was the humor.

myself and SWMBO were in stitches
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on November 06, 2017, 04:34:42 am
Started watching an Australian TV show "Wanted" on Netflix. Not bad. Kind of Thelma and Louise meets The Fugitive.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on November 20, 2017, 03:45:17 pm
Saw "Justice League" last night.  Quite disappointed.  I give it a "C"
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on November 20, 2017, 05:26:19 pm
Started watching Cosmos over the weekend (the new one hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson (sp?)). For whatever reason, I am not a fan of Mr. Tyson and so did not intend to watch this series but ended up giving it a try and am finding it pretty well done and also warming up to Mr. Tyson as he hosts the show. Through episodes 1 & 2, and a bit of 3. Overall, pretty good I think.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on November 27, 2017, 10:43:16 am
Watched "Star Trek Discovery" series. Heard it was bad but I found it entertaining. If you were a fan of TNG or ST Voyager, I think you will also find it entertaining.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on November 28, 2017, 03:42:32 am
Watched "Star Trek Discovery" series. Heard it was bad but I found it entertaining. If you were a fan of TNG or ST Voyager, I think you will also find it entertaining.

How are you watching? I wanted to check this series out but I'm not going to sub$cribe to CBS All Access just to see it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on November 28, 2017, 06:24:50 am
Hmmmm. This could be interesting......

Brian

How are you watching? I wanted to check this series out but I'm not going to sub$cribe to CBS All Access just to see it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on November 28, 2017, 07:04:43 am
How are you watching? I wanted to check this series out but I'm not going to sub$cribe to CBS All Access just to see it.

Well I cheat a bit. I subscribe to Netflix and my daughter had Comcast cable that includes CBS. I use her credentials for the CBS app on Apple TV and she uses my Netflix credentials  on her Apple TV. I don't have all access so I have to suffer commercials. Seems CBS is mostly watched by old farts like me and therefor sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. Apparently I should be taking 20 or 30 different meds for every ailment known to man.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on November 29, 2017, 04:10:04 am
Well I cheat a bit. I subscribe to Netflix and my daughter had Comcast cable that includes CBS. I use her credentials for the CBS app on Apple TV and she uses my Netflix credentials  on her Apple TV. I don't have all access so I have to suffer commercials. Seems CBS is mostly watched by old farts like me and therefor sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. Apparently I should be taking 20 or 30 different meds for every ailment known to man.

I was doing something like this and it worked fine, for a while. Right before CBS started this all access crap Comcast made some changes and my old way of 'skirting the system' would no longer work.

Oh well, I still have way more stuff to watch then I would ever have time for.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on November 29, 2017, 04:16:15 am
Well I cheat a bit. I subscribe to Netflix and my daughter had Comcast cable that includes CBS. I use her credentials for the CBS app on Apple TV and she uses my Netflix credentials  on her Apple TV. I don't have all access so I have to suffer commercials. Seems CBS is mostly watched by old farts like me and therefor sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. Apparently I should be taking 20 or 30 different meds for every ailment known to man.
Don't miss out on the back braces and catheters.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on November 29, 2017, 05:54:27 am
Watched "Star Trek Discovery" series. Heard it was bad but I found it entertaining. If you were a fan of TNG or ST Voyager, I think you will also find it entertaining.

Just started watching this on Netflix.

Leaving aside the usual problem of the technology being "better" than it should be given it's set 10 years before James Kirks missions it's highly enjoyable and the Klingons looking different again (ok I know , I know its down to TV production standards and its not real life) I'm quite enjoying it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on November 29, 2017, 06:00:07 am
Just started watching this on Netflix.

Leaving aside the usual problem of the technology being "better" than it should be given it's set 10 years before James Kirks missions it's highly enjoyable and the Klingons looking different again (ok I know , I know its down to TV production standards and its not real life) I'm quite enjoying it.

It's on Netflix?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on November 29, 2017, 06:31:16 am
Maybe Netflix in the UK?  I do not see it listed here (US).

Brian

It's on Netflix?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on November 29, 2017, 06:45:11 am
It's on Netflix?

Yup and down as a Netflix original program
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on November 29, 2017, 06:48:19 am
Maybe this explains it:

CBS Studios International licensed the series to Bell Media for broadcast in Canada, and to Netflix for another 188 countries. In Canada, the premiere was broadcast on September 24, 2017, on both the CTV Television Network and on the specialty channels Space (English) and Z (French) before being streamed on CraveTV, with subsequent episodes just broadcast or streamed through Space, Z, and CraveTV. In the other countries, Netflix will release each episode of the series for streaming within 24 hours of its U.S. debut. This agreement also saw Bell and Netflix acquire all previous Star Trek series to stream in their entirety.

Maybe Netflix in the UK?  I do not see it listed here (US).

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on November 29, 2017, 06:53:03 am
Yeah, we are seeing a lot of both new production entities or mixes (PBS / BBC, etc.) and quite a few new ways of delivery. It seems that CBS caught on to the fact that the world will not tolerate long delays in release times anymore; shows such as Downton Abbey were shown in the UK something like nine months before release in the US on PBS, but a lot of people in the US watched the show w/in days or even hours of it being aired in the UK.

Brian

Maybe this explains it:

CBS Studios International licensed the series to Bell Media for broadcast in Canada, and to Netflix for another 188 countries. In Canada, the premiere was broadcast on September 24, 2017, on both the CTV Television Network and on the specialty channels Space (English) and Z (French) before being streamed on CraveTV, with subsequent episodes just broadcast or streamed through Space, Z, and CraveTV. In the other countries, Netflix will release each episode of the series for streaming within 24 hours of its U.S. debut. This agreement also saw Bell and Netflix acquire all previous Star Trek series to stream in their entirety.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on November 29, 2017, 03:03:39 pm
Just finished watching the new version of Cosmos. Not too bad, a little preachy but I liked it overall.

I was never a fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson (sp?) and so did not watch it when it was new. But after watching the entire series, and then reading a little about the man, I am warming up to him. Of course he is not Carl Sagan but then again, that guy was pretty special I think; a quirky, nerdy guy with a huge interest in everything and the desire to pass along that wonder to others. And he knew he was a bit quirky and nerdy, which made it pretty palatable and never took any attitude that I could see, he was neither arrogant or retiring, he simply delivered. Mr. Tyson is actually very much like Mr. Sagan was without the quirks and that is almost unfortunate. But still, Mr. Tyson did do a great job as host, I think, again not taking any attitude or slant, just presenting what he too see as a wondrous place to live (the Cosmos).

So I think this new version is pretty good.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: willmore89 on December 14, 2017, 08:23:40 am
On some whim embarked on James Bond series (again!)

But it's still one of my favourite movies, from beginning to end. Just I'm not a big fan of Craig though, but the sceneries compensate that part for me :D (https://tranio.com/photos/adt/86dd3571/12361139/1024x485.jpg)
https://tranio.com/spain/adt/1294890/
after that I'm thinking to rewatch the Star Wars and be in time to see the Last Jedi in theatres
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on December 14, 2017, 12:32:39 pm
The Crown season 2. If you liked season 1 you'll like season 2. I'm guessing the show is produced with support (either official or unofficial) from the Crown because it is very favorable to the Queen. On specific incidents that are a matter of public record it does seem to be fairly accurate. I'm learning about 20th century British history.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 14, 2017, 01:30:23 pm
Knightfall on the History Channel.  Not sure I'm liking it yet.  Not enough sword swinging (easy boys) for me....yet.  I do like what they wear, though.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on December 15, 2017, 11:03:03 am
Funny you mention it showing the Queen in a favorable light; while I found that to be absolutely true for Season 1, I found Season 2 a showed them in a LOT harsher light. And it highlights some pretty poor behavior of some members of the Queen's family and never does actually resolve or explain that behavior; it just sort of addresses it and trails off.

We liked Season 2 also though. And it does seem pretty accurate regarding tying into to actual historical events that are well documented, although of course I have no idea about the inner workings of the family and so forth. But as far as I can tell, the series does correctly represent the general interaction of the royal family with world events, going strictly by memory here.

Brian

The Crown season 2. If you liked season 1 you'll like season 2. I'm guessing the show is produced with support (either official or unofficial) from the Crown because it is very favorable to the Queen. On specific incidents that are a matter of public record it does seem to be fairly accurate. I'm learning about 20th century British history.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on December 16, 2017, 02:37:23 pm
MAN...

https://open.spotify.com/album/6wYaQIKrmGmO22F5a8p2vB (https://open.spotify.com/album/6wYaQIKrmGmO22F5a8p2vB)


so most folks know I sing 'da blues... but one of my favorite bands is SKYNYRD.. always has been, since I was a kid....
I sing extremely loud, acapella.. while riding my mower with ear muffs on... and my neighbors ask me where my "next gig" is... what a hoot..  but when I ask if i was singing poorly, they just shook their heads, and said no.. it's better than the mower...

sure better than a leaf blower.. my pet peeve...



so, with the big screen, and as much "amp" power I have right now... ( not enough.... to power my Eviction Series RTR's)

watching and singing... oh man... Curtis Lowe...

AXS TV special "Lynyrd Skynyrd: One more for the fans..."

star studded ensemble, and all great tributes....
man...

on now, and again at 1:30 a.m.


youboob is selling it....

https://youtu.be/Dna6tV9tKv4 (https://youtu.be/Dna6tV9tKv4)

man,
Warren Haynes just makes it look soooo simple.. it ain't, and I know...


“Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More For The Fans” Track Listing:

Whiskey Rock A Roller – performed by Randy Houser
You Got That Right – performed by Robert Randolph & Jimmy Hall
Saturday Night Special – performed by Aaron Lewis
Workin’ For MCA – performed by Blackberry Smoke
Don’t Ask Me No Questions – performed by O.A.R.
Gimme Back My Bullets – performed by Cheap Trick
The Ballad of Curtis Loew – performed by moe. & John Hiatt
Simple Man – performed by Gov’t Mule
That Smell – performed by Warren Haynes
 Four Walls of Raiford – performed by Jamey Johnson
 I Know A Little – performed by Jason Isbell
 Call Me The Breeze – performed by Peter Frampton
 What’s Your Name – performed by Trace Adkins
 Down South Jukin’ – performed by Charlie Daniels & Donnie Van Zant
 Gimme Three Steps – performed by Alabama
 Tuesday’s Gone – performed by Gregg Allman
 Travelin’ Man – performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd With Johnny and Ronnie – Ronnie on big screen
 Free Bird – performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
 Sweet Home Alabama – performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd and the entire line-up

freeby
http://www.loudandproudrecords.com/releases/one-more-for-the-fans/ (http://www.loudandproudrecords.com/releases/one-more-for-the-fans/)



Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on December 18, 2017, 06:31:47 am
while I found that to be absolutely true for Season 1, I found Season 2 a showed them in a LOT harsher light.

Agree completely. And yes hard on the family but not so much on the queen herself.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on December 18, 2017, 12:13:59 pm
Just in case anyones expecting a little tribute to Carrie Fisher after the credits for The Last Jedi there isn't.


I stayed and waited so you don't have too :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on December 18, 2017, 12:30:53 pm
Just in case anyones expecting a little tribute to Carrie Fisher after the credits for The Last Jedi there isn't.


I stayed and waited so you don't have too :)

Thanks! I hadn't even thought of it and bolted after the movie was over.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on December 18, 2017, 02:31:09 pm
There was a quick one before the movie when I saw it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on December 18, 2017, 03:44:24 pm
There was a quick one before the movie when I saw it.

might be  down to the individual venue
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 18, 2017, 06:12:16 pm
Could be, though I heard one reviewer on the radio today say that to stay through the credits as the tribute was at the end of them.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on December 18, 2017, 06:20:02 pm
The chick's dead....time to move on.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on December 18, 2017, 07:03:08 pm
Pinkie just earned the only spot on my ignore list. Enjoy yourself there. Go to the Arena to be disrespectful would ya.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: motonerd14 on December 19, 2017, 12:42:28 am
Boardwalk Empire is really good. I grew up around Atlantic City and it's fun to see what it looked like before all the big casinos came.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on December 19, 2017, 03:42:25 am
Pinkie just earned the only spot on my ignore list. Enjoy yourself there. Go to the Arena to be disrespectful would ya.
I'm honored
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on December 19, 2017, 04:01:26 am
Boardwalk Empire is really good. I grew up around Atlantic City and it's fun to see what it looked like before all the big casinos came.

My wife and I enjoyed watching this, a lot.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on December 19, 2017, 04:04:11 am
I haven't seen The Last Jedi yet. We were planning to this weekend but now I may wait for the bluray.

My son took his family to see it over the weekend and he says that the movie was a HUGE disappointment. He even said that there was a big WTF moment in the movie but he wouldn't elaborate, he said that I'll have to see for myself.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on December 19, 2017, 06:35:05 am
I haven't seen The Last Jedi yet. We were planning to this weekend but now I may wait for the bluray.

My son took his family to see it over the weekend and he says that the movie was a HUGE disappointment. He even said that there was a big WTF moment in the movie but he wouldn't elaborate, he said that I'll have to see for myself.

Certainly wasn't as good as either Rogue One or The Force Awakens and with hindsight there were probably several WTF moments .

At times it felt like a cross between Harry Potter & LOTR ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on December 20, 2017, 02:05:08 pm
I haven't seen The Last Jedi yet. We were planning to this weekend but now I may wait for the bluray.

My son took his family to see it over the weekend and he says that the movie was a HUGE disappointment. He even said that there was a big WTF moment in the movie but he wouldn't elaborate, he said that I'll have to see for myself.

I was disappointed as well. I've actually seen it twice now. I went with my wife and my brother and his wife on Sunday. Then on Tuesday my company took our group out to Alamo Draft House for lunch and this movie. I actually considered passing and staying at work. But the food and grog at Alamo Draft House won the day and I went and saw it again. I wouldn't call it horrible but I would say meh.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on December 20, 2017, 02:25:21 pm
Loved it, seeing it again tomorrow and with the wife on Christmas day.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on December 29, 2017, 04:58:57 pm
The Magnificent Seven, the new one with Denzel Washington. It was not too bad and better than expected although like almost all remakes of classics, this one also fell short of the original. Not really because it was not a good movie, and Mr. Washington was actually excellent in it (as he almost always is in movies) but because the original IS the classic and anything else, perhaps even something better, is just not 'right'. Still, not a bad flick. My only real complaint is that they teased starting to play the theme song all the way through the movie and did not actually play it until the closing credits, and then it was a very low- key, quiet version.

Watched The Equalizer a while back and actually liked that movie a lot.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: motonerd14 on January 03, 2018, 12:58:51 am
The BBC did a really good documentary a few years back called 'The Death of Yugoslavia.' It's on YouTube as either the whole four hour affair or broken up into smaller chunks.

I'm studying Slavic languages and found it useful. Check out some of the roads in that part of Europe. Looks like a fun place to ride.  8)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on January 03, 2018, 05:45:08 am
Just finished watching seasons 1 & 2 of Travelers on Netflix.

One of the best time travel based program 've seen :)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travelers_(TV_series)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on January 03, 2018, 05:46:54 am
Godless.... netflix
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on January 04, 2018, 03:04:16 pm
I spent the whole holiday week Netflix binge-watching all 4 seasons of "The 100".  And it looks like season 5 will come out in the next few months, maybe.  Quite entertaining.  A solid "B."
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 04, 2018, 08:13:44 pm
Godless.... netflix


Cancelled them a few months ago.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on January 05, 2018, 03:43:34 am

Cancelled them a few months ago.
You canceled God?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 06, 2018, 06:48:19 am
Netflix, you twit.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 09, 2018, 02:20:43 pm
Watched this year's Black Mirror, season 4, and liked those episodes a lot. Far more than the previous years, not that I did not like the previous episodes, just that I did not like them nearly as much as S-4's episodes.

Also watched Arrival and I am not sure if I liked it or not. Still a little confused by the movie but I <think> it was good. The problem is that they did not tie everything up in a nice, neat and finished bundle and I grew up in the 60's and 70's where all problems are presented, discussed and dealt with, and all things are perfect by the end of each episode, and almost all full length movies. Arrival absolutely has an ending, it is just that that ending is not a perfectly clear- cut thing and sort of leaves the viewer with questions.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on January 09, 2018, 03:05:45 pm
Did you happen to recognize the voice of the gamer at the end of the episode about the USS Callister?
Check it out again, see if you recognize him.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 09, 2018, 03:40:11 pm
Yeah, Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad but to be honest, I had to watch it again, and I only got about a 70% surety that the voice was him with his very last sentence. Maybe if he had said 'Bitch!' I would have caught on faster?

Funny thing but I just do not have 'voice recognition' while my wife does not have 'face recognition'. She can pick out a voice in the first 1/4 word or so, seriously, but often has no idea who she is looking at regarding actors / actresses, even when their features are not distorted or altered. On the other hand, I can listen to a voice that I know very well for a long time and not realize who it is and often only recognize it after she points out to me who it is speaking. Funny how these things work in varying individuals in the same species..... or at least really close species. :-)

We just started watching the first season of Travelers and I recognized 'Declan' from Breaking Bad immediately but my wife did not even after I pointed out who it was.

Brian (maybe I have more than the proposed 2% to 4% Neanderthal and a little less Cro Magnon; put another way maybe wife can tell voice but Trog need to see / smell other to know them   :rotflmao:)

Did you happen to recognize the voice of the gamer at the end of the episode about the USS Callister?
Check it out again, see if you recognize him.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 09, 2018, 04:53:05 pm
And I just tripped over this- the U.S.S. Callister may NOT have seen its last voyage: http://tvline.com/2018/01/09/black-mirror-uss-callister-spaceship-tv-series-netflix/ (http://tvline.com/2018/01/09/black-mirror-uss-callister-spaceship-tv-series-netflix/)

I do not know if a series is really something that will work on a semi- comedic level with a show like this. While I think Galaxy Quest was outstanding, I doubt it could be made into a series.

Brian

Did you happen to recognize the voice of the gamer at the end of the episode about the USS Callister?
Check it out again, see if you recognize him.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on January 09, 2018, 05:28:34 pm
sorry to interupt all the cranial shows, requiring all that thought process... and waiting for the next episode...


but, who watched the second release, Guardians of the Galaxy pt 2.... ?

found it quite entertaining, moreso than #1.

ok, going back under my flat rock now... ::)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on January 09, 2018, 07:56:44 pm
sorry to interupt all the cranial shows, requiring all that thought process... and waiting for the next episode...
but, who watched the second release, Guardians of the Galaxy pt 2.... ? found it quite entertaining, moreso than #1.

Meh, I found it "ok", I think I gave it a 3 stars.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 10, 2018, 03:48:05 am
sorry to interupt all the cranial shows, requiring all that thought process... and waiting for the next episode...


but, who watched the second release, Guardians of the Galaxy pt 2.... ?

found it quite entertaining, moreso than #1.

ok, going back under my flat rock now... ::)

I did and I thought it VERY entertaining.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 10, 2018, 05:29:48 am
Just started watching that too. Up to episode 5 or 6. It does have some interesting parts, such as the kid taking over the heroin addicted body.

Reminds me of a very much updated, and better 'The Time Tunnel' from the 1960's.

Brian

Just finished watching seasons 1 & 2 of Travelers on Netflix.

One of the best time travel based program 've seen :)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travelers_(TV_series)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on January 10, 2018, 02:14:44 pm
It just gets better :)

Just started watching that too. Up to episode 5 or 6. It does have some interesting parts, such as the kid taking over the heroin addicted body.

Reminds me of a very much updated, and better 'The Time Tunnel' from the 1960's.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on January 10, 2018, 02:42:31 pm
Two episodes into "End of the F****** World"
So far has promise.
Very short, 20-22 minutes long.
Dark comedy drama on Netflix.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 11, 2018, 06:32:21 am
After your post, I binge- watched the entire series last night. I was mildly amused but frankly bored enough that I <almost> quit and then I hit episode #3..... outstanding! The whole series, from the perspective of having watched it all, was outstanding! I too was thinking it was a black comedy / 'kids' type of TV show, until episode 3; it is actually a pretty serious drama and a very dark one at that. The beginning, where it looks like it is something one would find on MTV only sucks the viewer in and makes the impact more pronounced.

Lately there have been a few English (UK actually, I think) TV shows / series that have been excellent. The already mentioned current season of Black Mirror. You, me and the Apocolypse was very engaging although it is hard to place exactly what that show was :-)  The Fall. I used to avoid British TV 'cause it was just outside my my plane of understanding and I never found most of the comedy very funny (parts of Monty Python's Flying Circus excepted but not all of it). Maybe it is just with the new methods of distribution we (Americans) are getting more UK tv shows and so have more choices?

Thanks for mentioning that one!

Brian

Two episodes into "End of the F****** World"
So far has promise.
Very short, 20-22 minutes long.
Dark comedy drama on Netflix.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on January 11, 2018, 06:37:21 am
and now for something completely different.


In 2017 a couple called Geoff & Vicki visited all 2563 railways stations on the UK mainline railway network and recorded it on YouTube.

http://allthestations.co.uk/ (http://allthestations.co.uk/)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoA1OTQJoxQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoA1OTQJoxQ)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 11, 2018, 06:42:11 am
Watched 'Prisoner Number A26188: Henia Bryer' on Amazon Prime. It is about a Polish (also lived in Germany) woman who got the all- expense paid trip to four (FOUR!!!) concentration camps during WWII, and then had a very interesting ride for quite a few year afterward. But it was not the usual 'heart string tugging' story, Mrs. Bryer is very intelligent and articulate and presents a very full experience regarding basically her entire life (filmed in 2013), focusing more on the war and few years immediately following though. It is hard to believe but hers is really a pretty uplifting and sort of positive story, at least that is what I got out of it. The show also does a fantastic job of relating her experiences effects on her sons and grandchildren too. She was never fully broken by the experience and yet has never fully recovered from it either.  The best Holocaust survivor story I have seen, by far.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on January 11, 2018, 10:20:48 am
Watched 'Prisoner Number A26188: Henia Bryer' on Amazon Prime. It is about a Polish (also lived in Germany) woman who got the all- expense paid trip to four (FOUR!!!) concentration camps during WWII, and then had a very interesting ride for quite a few year afterward. But it was not the usual 'heart string tugging' story, Mrs. Bryer is very intelligent and articulate and presents a very full experience regarding basically her entire life (filmed in 2013), focusing more on the war and few years immediately following though. It is hard to believe but hers is really a pretty uplifting and sort of positive story, at least that is what I got out of it. The show also does a fantastic job of relating her experiences effects on her sons and grandchildren too. She was never fully broken by the experience and yet has never fully recovered from it either.  The best Holocaust survivor story I have seen, by far.

Brian

Awesome! I will check it out this weekend.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on January 14, 2018, 04:52:04 pm
Bandwagon? Check
Finally bought seasons 1-7 GOT.
We tried many many years ago, but the wife doesn't like scenes of murdering animals for no good reason so we gave up on it when they killed the poor wolf pups. Sorry, spoiler alert. She agreed to leave the room during those scenes, I hear there are quite a few.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Poseidon on January 14, 2018, 05:16:58 pm
Sorry if this one has already been discussed. A friend told me about it and gave me the series on DVD. Not sure how I missed it when it aired originally. Only watched the first 2 episodes so far, but it seems like it is going to be pretty good.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/59/Long_Way_Round.jpg/250px-Long_Way_Round.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on January 14, 2018, 06:03:32 pm
Don't forget Long Way Down too!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rubber_Snake on January 14, 2018, 06:21:11 pm
Bandwagon? Check
Finally bought seasons 1-7 GOT.
We tried many many years ago, but the wife doesn't like scenes of murdering animals for no good reason so we gave up on it when they killed the poor wolf pups. Sorry, spoiler alert. She agreed to leave the room during those scenes, I hear there are quite a few.
The wife and I love GOT.  Finished Season 7 and decided to start over.  So many things we forgot, it’s almost like watching it again for the first time.  Excellent writing, special effects, violence, plot twists and storylines.  Plus tons of nudity, if you’re into that sort of thing...  ::)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 15, 2018, 07:09:17 am
The wife and I love GOT.  Finished Season 7 and decided to start over.  So many things we forgot, it’s almost like watching it again for the first time.  Excellent writing, special effects, violence, plot twists and storylines.  Plus tons of nudity, if you’re into that sort of thing...  ::)

My wife and I are doing the same thing.

Our Comcast contract expired last week and the price went from a total of $75 to $110 for the same service (we stream everything now-a-days so we don't watch any Comcast programing). I called Comcast up and told them that I was thinking of switching to Verizon for my ISP unless they could give me a good deal. After a bit of back and forth, $65 for the same service as before plus free HBO for a year. Yes!

We haven't seen GOT season 7 so we decided to start over from the beginning and binge watch the whole thing.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 15, 2018, 07:14:08 am
Watched It yesterday.

5 outta 5!

Damn good movie! If you haven't seen it, you should.

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Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on January 15, 2018, 01:48:09 pm
Just finished (re)watching Phonebooth for the first time since it was released.

Most excellent.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 03, 2018, 07:39:18 pm
Just watched the first episode of Waco. Really surprised at the direction and POV this series is taking, at least from the first episode. So far, very well done and jibes nicely with actual history, at least as I understand and remember it. Too bad it does not go back far enough to show why Randy Weaver was ever charged in the first place. Going to watch the second episode and hope it keeps going in the same direction.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on February 04, 2018, 05:13:13 am
Are they telling two stories?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 04, 2018, 07:20:34 am
Three events make one story: the clash between 'the gov't' and 'the people' at Ruby Ridge, Waco, and Oklahoma City. This series is about Waco incident but to understand what happened at Waco, the viewer needs information about the events that occurred at Ruby Ridge. It would be fine to end the story with the destruction of the compound at Waco but I will be amazed if there is not at least a foot- note, or perhaps an episode, devoted to the incident at Oklahoma City because that was a direct result, and the last major event of the chain of three.

Watched the second episode and it too was very well done.

This story is apparently based on the stories / books from two people who were there and participated: one is a Branch Davidian member and survivor of the Waco incident, the other an FBI agent who was present at both Ruby Ridge and Waco.

Brian

Are they telling two stories?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on February 04, 2018, 07:42:36 am
Finished up Game of Thrones season 7 yesterday. Damn that's good TV!    :thumbs:

I was really hoping to see Cersei get her comeuppance but will have to wait till next year for that.

Drakaris (aka, flame on!)

(http://wallpaperzone.co/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/drakaris.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on February 08, 2018, 09:37:10 pm
Knightfall on the History Channel.  Not sure I'm liking it yet.

Just finished the season finale.  I enjoyed it a lot!  Two thumbs up
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on February 15, 2018, 10:19:12 am
Finished up Game of Thrones season 7 yesterday. Damn that's good TV!    :thumbs:

I was really hoping to see Cersei get her comeuppance but will have to wait till next year for that.

Drakaris (aka, flame on!)

+1  :thumbs: The only reason I still have an HBO subscription.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 15, 2018, 01:08:14 pm
Just finished the season finale.  I enjoyed it a lot!  Two thumbs up


Tried to get into it for the obvious reasons but I couldn't finish the first episode.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on February 16, 2018, 02:28:37 pm

Tried to get into it for the obvious reasons but I couldn't finish the first episode.

You are definitely the exception. Maybe need more scotch?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 16, 2018, 02:58:37 pm
Nah, it just did not 'hook' him. I am a believer in the school of thought that a book or a movie has to grab one and make a person want to continue to read (or watch) pretty early on. I have tried to read some of the classics only to be left cold after 50 pages and had to abandon the books because of it. I simply did not care about the characters or the plot by that point.

And we all have to remember, 'Moby Dick' was a literary failure that quite literally ruined Melville's career as a writer. It was not until long after he was dead that the book again caught interest on the 100th anniversary of his birth, and then only by accident. Today it is a cornerstone in American literature, some claiming it is THE beginning of American literature but during the author's life, it was a proverbial anchor around his neck.

I have watched the entire series of GOT but honestly, it was Sean Bean and family (in the series) that caught my attention; had he not been in the first season, or had I caught, say, the third season as my entry point, I too would have abandoned the series I think.

A long time ago I read that the key to a TV series popularity was the question: would you invite this group of people into your home, week after week? And that is really it I think- to watch a series, a person has to want to know how the key players are progressing and be interested in their 'lives', so to speak.

Brian

You are definitely the exception. Maybe need more scotch?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on February 19, 2018, 09:12:07 am
I still recommend a solution of a nice single malt and try again, or not, to watch GOT.  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on February 19, 2018, 09:25:57 am
Just finished watching Season 1 of Star Trek:Discovery


Wasn't too sure at first but it just got better and loved the finale
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on February 19, 2018, 12:59:26 pm
Celebrity Big Brother.

Wait, was this in my outside voice?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 26, 2018, 07:20:29 am
Waiting for the last episode of Waco.

Watched a PBS Frontline about rapidly growing gang activity on Long Island, NY. Looks like a pretty nasty problem, at least in localized areas. The part that was confusing was whether or not the people shown were illegal aliens or not; there were several terms used such as 'Unaccompanied Minors' but again, it was not clear if these were legal or illegal aliens. I am tending to think illegal because several of them were deported, although certainly that is not proof.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: cbx4evr on February 26, 2018, 08:03:07 am
Just got Amazon Prime so - The Man in the High Castle.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 26, 2018, 09:30:53 am
I watched that when it was released and liked the start, sort of fell down in the middle (almost stopped watching it) but really liked where it went at the end a very much. My very first alternate- history show.

I also got Amazon Prime recently and have been watching some unusual things, one of which is 'Soviet Storm', a documentary history of the Eastern war (Germany, Soviet Union) theater of WWII. It was produced for Russian TV in 2011, and so it has an interesting, somewhat different approach than western versions of the same events. Not wrong IMO, just different and with a different emphasis. It is narrated in English (UK English) but all the damn maps are in Cyrillic so I cannot read the city names and have a hard time following the dynamic battle lines and layouts. But overall, a very good documentary for those interested in such things I think.

Brian

Just got Amazon Prime so - The Man in the High Castle.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on February 26, 2018, 01:40:59 pm
Watching "Frontier" on Netflix. Story is wrapped around the fur trade and the Hudson Bay Company in the early 1700's. Stars Jason Momon (aka. Kal Drogo from GOT). Not bad. Has its ups and downs but mostly entertaining.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on March 03, 2018, 02:10:02 pm
Finished watching Waco. I found it to be quite good and pretty accurate, although I though Janet Reno got off a bit light regarding responsibility. And I was quite surprised that there was no mention of the Oklahoma City bombing, which was a direct result of the events at Ruby Ridge (Idaho) and Waco (Texas).

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on March 03, 2018, 02:35:47 pm
Frau Reno was a bloodthirsty political officer who had no qualms with ghosting anyone who did not tow the Party line. She could have stood with the worst in history and not shirked what she believed was her duty to Party. RIH
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on March 03, 2018, 03:30:10 pm
OFFTOPIC: I take it you are not a fan then? Me neither. But I find even more disturbing, I think, is that so many people around and under her were willing to go along and let those things happen, and she continued on as A.G. for one of the longest terms in that role in all of US history.

Brian

Frau Reno was a bloodthirsty political officer who had no qualms with ghosting anyone who did not tow the Party line. She could have stood with the worst in history and not shirked what she believed was her duty to Party. RIH
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on March 03, 2018, 03:35:57 pm
I finally understood what it meant to be an 'Enemy of the State'.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on March 03, 2018, 03:51:34 pm
OFFTOPIC: I really do not want to get this thread locked so moderators, please delete or modify any / all of my posts as you see fit.

It is in the oath that almost everyone who swears allegiance to the United States takes: "I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; ...."  I see it as every citizen's duty to try our best to understand, support, and if needed defend the Constitution against anyone / any group who would or is trying to defeat it, go around it or ignore it. Even when following it is personally difficult, or at least that is how I view it.

We have an excellent society and system going here and it will continue to thrive, adapt and persevere unless we ourselves destroy it or stand idly by and watch it being destroyed.

".... At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. ....."
-A. Lincoln, January 27, 1838

Brian

I finally understood what it meant to be an 'Enemy of the State'.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on March 03, 2018, 04:00:01 pm
During a power failure last night, with nothing to do or watch (had power and TV, as well as playback devices), ended up watching the movie Cocoon for the first time in many years. Outstanding film, still! The plot is good but not great but the cast, and their performances are just outstanding IMO. And it was in many cases a 'second coming' of them as they had been pretty big stars decades ago but then sort of slipped into the mist. Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy (also Miss Daisy from Driving Miss Daisy), Maureen Stapleton, Jack Gilford.... a cast of giants. It is a fairly old movie (1985) but is really as good today as it was then IMO and for those of you who have not seen it, take a gander if you get a chance. It is a wonderful movie IMO; it does not actually 'go anywhere', the point is to enjoy the trip with a terrific cast and a great film (Ron Howard film).

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on March 04, 2018, 06:33:07 pm
THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS..

finally made it's way to Netflix,
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on March 04, 2018, 09:49:16 pm
Just started Penny Dreadful.  Not what I expected, but 5 hours in and I am certainly hooked...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on March 05, 2018, 07:19:46 am
THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS..

finally made it's way to Netflix,

Watched that a number of years ago. Was more entertaining than I expected.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on April 17, 2018, 03:29:20 pm
Watched, of all things...... the Lost in Space reboot on Netflix.

Now we will just take a moment while everyone laughs......

Yep, still laughing......

OK, so I watched it, with no expectations at all other than it would be terrible. Perhaps as bad as the original. It could not be worse because nothing was worse than that show..... But I gotta' admit, it was not awful. In fact, by the end of the first season (ten episodes I think), it was actually OK. Really.

Basically they kept the original names but that is about it- the entire concept of the series is completely different and actually has some substance, intelligence and is a little bit interesting to watch. Seriously.

Tried to watch Altered Carbon but just had to abandon that one- terrible IMO, and growing worse as the series progressed.

Also watched Arrival (movie), which I liked quite a bit. An unusual plot, even for SciFi. Also read the short story it is based on, named 'The Story of your Life', which was similar but considerably different than the movie made from it. But I liked both and as I said, the basic plot is unusual and somewhat interesting IMO.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 17, 2018, 03:41:41 pm
Did the robot ever say "DANGER! DANGER WILL ROBINSON!"?

Watched, of all things...... the Lost in Space reboot on Netflix.

Now we will just take a moment while everyone laughs......

Yep, still laughing......

OK, so I watched it, with no expectations at all other than it would be terrible. Perhaps as bad as the original. It could not be worse because nothing was worse than that show..... But I gotta' admit, it was not awful. In fact, by the end of the first season (ten episodes I think), it was actually OK. Really.

Basically they kept the original names but that is about it- the entire concept of the series is completely different and actually has some substance, intelligence and is a little bit interesting to watch. Seriously.

Tried to watch Altered Carbon but just had to abandon that one- terrible IMO, and growing worse as the series progressed.

Also watched Arrival (movie), which I liked quite a bit. An unusual plot, even for SciFi. Also read the short story it is based on, named 'The Story of your Life', which was similar but considerably different than the movie made from it. But I liked both and as I said, the basic plot is unusual and somewhat interesting IMO.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on April 17, 2018, 04:04:33 pm
Yes! And that is about all he said 'cause this robot does not talk. This robot is 'foreign', and by that I do not mean a non- American.  ;D

And while it has been made more PC (Judy is black, Dr. Smith is a female) they did not go overboard and get ridiculous about it.

Brian

Did the robot ever say "DANGER! DANGER WILL ROBINSON!"?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on April 18, 2018, 04:14:08 am
Watched, of all things...... the Lost in Space reboot on Netflix.

Now we will just take a moment while everyone laughs......

Yep, still laughing......

OK, so I watched it, with no expectations at all other than it would be terrible. Perhaps as bad as the original. It could not be worse because nothing was worse than that show..... But I gotta' admit, it was not awful. In fact, by the end of the first season (ten episodes I think), it was actually OK. Really.

Basically they kept the original names but that is about it- the entire concept of the series is completely different and actually has some substance, intelligence and is a little bit interesting to watch. Seriously.

Tried to watch Altered Carbon but just had to abandon that one- terrible IMO, and growing worse as the series progressed.

Also watched Arrival (movie), which I liked quite a bit. An unusual plot, even for SciFi. Also read the short story it is based on, named 'The Story of your Life', which was similar but considerably different than the movie made from it. But I liked both and as I said, the basic plot is unusual and somewhat interesting IMO.

Brian

We're in the process of watching Lost In Space too. Like you Brian, I didn't expect much and I was pleasantly surprised when the show turned out to be quite good. My wife isn't a huge Sci-Fi but she's really enjoying this show.

Good writing and adequate acting along with a compelling story line earns a thumbs up from me.    :thumbs:

The robot is bad ass! 'He' doesn't say much but he sure packs a wallop! You do not want this guy mad at you. 

Check out Travelers on Netflix, good stuff too.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 18, 2018, 07:46:45 am
We're in the process of watching Lost In Space too. Like you Brian, I didn't expect much and I was pleasantly surprised when the show turned out to be quite good. My wife isn't a huge Sci-Fi but she's really enjoying this show.

Good writing and adequate acting along with a compelling story line earns a thumbs up from me.    :thumbs:

The robot is bad ass! 'He' doesn't say much but he sure packs a wallop! You do not want this guy mad at you. 

Check out Travelers on Netflix, good stuff too.

I have enjoyed that too. Interesting premise.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on April 18, 2018, 11:25:09 am
Yep, we watched the first season and part of the second. My wife liked it pretty well but I found it got to be kind of a formulaic, grind of a show after a while. Not bad, just not interesting to me after a fashion. Other people have also mentioned really liking it so it is probably me that is 'off'.

Brian


<snip>

Check out Travelers on Netflix, good stuff too.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on April 19, 2018, 03:52:22 am
I have never seen the original so cant draw comparisons but am halfway through Lost in Space and enjoying it.

Bonus point for anyone who can identify the link between this reboot & Harry Potter :)



Watched, of all things...... the Lost in Space reboot on Netflix.

Now we will just take a moment while everyone laughs......

Yep, still laughing......

OK, so I watched it, with no expectations at all other than it would be terrible. Perhaps as bad as the original. It could not be worse because nothing was worse than that show..... But I gotta' admit, it was not awful. In fact, by the end of the first season (ten episodes I think), it was actually OK. Really.

Basically they kept the original names but that is about it- the entire concept of the series is completely different and actually has some substance, intelligence and is a little bit interesting to watch. Seriously.

Tried to watch Altered Carbon but just had to abandon that one- terrible IMO, and growing worse as the series progressed.

Also watched Arrival (movie), which I liked quite a bit. An unusual plot, even for SciFi. Also read the short story it is based on, named 'The Story of your Life', which was similar but considerably different than the movie made from it. But I liked both and as I said, the basic plot is unusual and somewhat interesting IMO.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on April 19, 2018, 05:35:14 pm
I just watched the whole Lost In Space reboot last weekend, also.  I wasn't sure what to expect (yes, I watched the original as a child).  I enjoyed it.  It had a lot of science flaws, some pretty serious, and I think there was too much emphasis on the robot.  I also think they went a little overboard with the meekness of John Robinson, but the female "Smith" actually worked (I thought that would fail).  Looking forward to the next so-called "season".

(When did a "season" get reduced from 30 to 26 to 24 to 22 to now just 10 episodes?)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on April 19, 2018, 10:21:04 pm
I think about the same time the very best shows on 'TV' got a lot better, or at least so it seems. And honestly, I would much prefer 8 or 10 or 14 episodes per year of good quality programming than the old 25, 26, 28 episodes of [not as good quality] TV. Most of the one- off, designer shows that have been so very excellent are limited in the number of shows they produce per season, and often they do not coincide with an annual cycle but are either late in the next year or skip a calendar year altogether. Again, less delivery, and delivered more slowly but often far superior.

Brian


<snip>

(When did a "season" get reduced from 30 to 26 to 24 to 22 to now just 10 episodes?)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on April 20, 2018, 12:56:17 am
ALso have to remember that a1 hours show is 1 hour of content not 40-45 minutes of conetnt & therest advertising so 20 1 hr episodes on "conventional" telly becomes 15 on streaming (unless also shown as 45 minute , depends on editing)

Another reason I think for 10 especially in these days of streaming/catchup TV is that 10 hours is a perfect wet days binge watch ;)


I think about the same time the very best shows on 'TV' got a lot better, or at least so it seems. And honestly, I would much prefer 8 or 10 or 14 episodes per year of good quality programming than the old 25, 26, 28 episodes of [not as good quality] TV. Most of the one- off, designer shows that have been so very excellent are limited in the number of shows they produce per season, and often they do not coincide with an annual cycle but are either late in the next year or skip a calendar year altogether. Again, less delivery, and delivered more slowly but often far superior.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on April 20, 2018, 06:54:32 am
I think about the same time the very best shows on 'TV' got a lot better, or at least so it seems. And honestly, I would much prefer 8 or 10 or 14 episodes per year of good quality programming than the old 25, 26, 28 episodes of [not as good quality] TV. Most of the one- off, designer shows that have been so very excellent are limited in the number of shows they produce per season, and often they do not coincide with an annual cycle but are either late in the next year or skip a calendar year altogether. Again, less delivery, and delivered more slowly but often far superior.

Oh, I agree that 10 good episodes are better than 24 not good.  But what I really want are 24 good episodes instead of 10 good episodes before having to wait a year for more  :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on April 20, 2018, 07:26:20 am
OFFTOPIC: I think what happens though is that the writers, producers, etc. who 'make' the episodes have to sit down and grind out 'another' 10 or 15 shows and that in and of itself is what makes the series suffer. While a limited number of episodes, sometimes coupled with a much looser delivery schedule, allows a more controlled approach and much better programming. Series such as Westworld can slow down and maintain high content even if it has to skip a half- year or even a full year to come back with a much better quality of episodes. It also seems to allow TV series that have and maintain a reasonable pace; in the 'olden' days, there were a LOT of shows that seemed to have many episodes that were merely fillers because they had to throw something in that hour whether they were ready or not, whether it was good or not, and even if it had no point or value.

Hey, not my field, just stating how it appears to me that it <seems> to be working after a lot of decades watching a box in my house that is usually filled with garbage. Of course I am speaking about the trash can in the kitchen 'cause it has often been better than what was on TV. :-)

Brian

Oh, I agree that 10 good episodes are better than 24 not good.  But what I really want are 24 good episodes instead of 10 good episodes before having to wait a year for more  :)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on April 21, 2018, 06:38:28 am
Lost In Space

Anyone wonder why, on such high tech and futuristic ships, they're using old CB radio mics for coms? What, no blutooth of wireless in the future?  ;)

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Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on April 21, 2018, 09:33:35 am
That is like the old Gilligan's Island question: why is it that the professor is smart enough to build a radio using coconuts but he cannot fix a hole in a boat?

You might be over- thinking this one a tad Conrad.....

 ;D

Brian

Lost In Space

Anyone wonder why, on such high tech and futuristic ships, they're using old CB radio mics for coms? What, no blutooth of wireless in the future?  ;)

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Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on April 21, 2018, 10:42:18 am
Lost In Space

Anyone wonder why, on such high tech and futuristic ships, they're using old CB radio mics for coms? What, no blutooth of wireless in the future?  ;)

Well, like I said, there were a whole lot of science flaws....  You just have to "suspend disbelief".
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on April 26, 2018, 05:25:17 pm
Watched a bunch of movies. Mostly negative opinions. :-(

Snowman: OK but kind of lackluster. 2.5 out of 5 at best.
Suburbicon: Sucks. Terrible movie.
Wind River: not bad, maybe a 3.5 out of 5. It has the added attraction of having Graham Greene in the supporting cast; no one knows his name but everyone knows his face (Die Hard 2, The Green Mile, etc., etc.).
You were never really here. Sucks. Worse than Suburbicon. I would give it a -1 out of 5. Seriously. Now I fully admit that I absolutely missed the point and plot of this movie, assuming it had either one. As an extra- bad tasting icing, it starred the ever- weird Joaquin Phoenix being even more weird than usual. Seriously.
Only the Brave. Fair but way, way too long. They managed to 'cram' 30 minutes worth of movie into over 2 hours. I thought it ended twice..... before it really ended. Not a bad movie, just that it missed any emotional chord and had marginal substance.

Collateral Beauty: Good movie, great in places. 4 out of 5 easy, a little more for the sentimental among us. This movie has one of the best plot twists ever, easily better than The Sixth Sense IMO. Will Smith is simply outstanding, as is the rest of both the main as well as the supporting cast members. This movie has an all- star cast and all did very well but my personal favorite is really a somewhat secondary character, Michael Peña. And as always, Kate Winslet does a simply outstanding American dialect. This movie is very loosely based on Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol' but honestly, that is NOT the important twist at all; the real twist is not supernatural at all. If viewed from the point of Will Smith's character and all else taken as support work (it is not written that way), then I would give it a 5.1 out of 5.

Off to watch both LBJ and Winchester with minimal hopes, though perhaps Woody Harrelson can pull of the role of LBJ.

Really, I love good video (movies, tv series) and try to like most things but the fact is that the majority of time is spent with sub- standard video with only the occasional shining spot buried in the debris.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on April 26, 2018, 08:54:36 pm
The only one I know of those is "Collateral Beauty" and it was quite good; I rated it 4 out of 5.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on April 27, 2018, 06:16:17 am
I liked Wind River. Truly based on a story. ;D I've ridden through that area once or twice in Wyoming. I liked how Jeremy Renner's character resolved the issue. Yes Graham Greene does a great job as always. And a few others from Dances With Wolves.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on April 29, 2018, 06:55:50 am
Watched a movie that I've wanted to see for a while.    :popcorn:

Life.

 :o

Alien life form from Mars gets aboard the ISS and then threatens life on Earth. Sounds good, previews looked good, got decent ratings.

This is one of the worst space movies that I've ever seen!    :pukeface:

Spoiler alert.

Super intelligent killer starfish from Mars vs. the worlds dumbest scientists/astronauts.

Don't bother, the starfish wins.  ::)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on April 29, 2018, 07:38:10 am
Life.This is one of the worst space movies that I've ever seen!    :pukeface:

I enjoyed it not as a SciFi but as a thriller.  That is the problem- there has been very little ACTUAL science fiction for many years now- it is all "Sci Action" or "Sci Thriller", where science takes a far back-seat to the action.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on April 29, 2018, 07:55:11 am
I enjoyed it not as a SciFi but as a thriller.  That is the problem- there has been very little ACTUAL science fiction for many years now- it is all "Sci Action" or "Sci Thriller", where science takes a far back-seat to the action.

You didn't have any problems with the EXTREMELY stupid mistakes performed by the crew (that in the end will extinguish all life on Earth)? Or how the starfish was able to get back into the ISS once it was out in space? I don't mean to nit pick and I am certainly able to suspend my disbelief normally, but...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on April 29, 2018, 08:44:23 am
You didn't have any problems with the EXTREMELY stupid mistakes performed by the crew (that in the end will extinguish all life on Earth)? Or how the starfish was able to get back into the ISS once it was out in space? I don't mean to nit pick and I am certainly able to suspend my disbelief normally, but...

Oh yes, I had lots of problems with those and other issues.  I just wrote it all off and tried to think of it as just a thriller :)  Even as such, it was still only a C+.  As a sci-fi it was more like a D.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: fartymarty on April 29, 2018, 10:33:42 am
Sneaky Pete Season 2; Bosch Season 4; The Expanse Season 3; McMafia
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on April 29, 2018, 11:28:32 am
Sneaky pete season 2 was not as good as 1 unfortunately.
Too many moving parts, too much Oceans 11.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 02, 2018, 04:23:57 am
Justified on Amazon Prime, Westworld season 2.  JDM on Velocity.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on May 02, 2018, 08:13:11 am
Watched a movie that I've wanted to see for a while.    :popcorn:

Life.

 :o

Alien life form from Mars gets aboard the ISS and then threatens life on Earth. Sounds good, previews looked good, got decent ratings.

This is one of the worst space movies that I've ever seen!    :pukeface:

Spoiler alert.

Super intelligent killer starfish from Mars vs. the worlds dumbest scientists/astronauts.

Don't bother, the starfish wins.  ::)

Thanks for the review C. I was also interested in that movie but will now take a pass.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on May 02, 2018, 08:14:19 am
Sneaky Pete Season 2; Bosch Season 4; The Expanse Season 3; McMafia

Just started Bosch Season 4. Good old fashion detective who-done-it show.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on May 03, 2018, 04:11:21 am
Older show on HBO that we've never watched, The Wire. Damn! That's good TV!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on May 03, 2018, 09:22:47 am
Older show on HBO that we've never watched, The Wire. Damn! That's good TV!

When I renew my HBO account when GOT season 8 is released, I'll have to check out this show as well. Has Lance Reddick in it whom I enjoyed in The Fringe as well as Bosch.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on May 03, 2018, 09:42:27 am
BBC has a new show airing called Killing Eve that is my new favorite for this year.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on May 04, 2018, 04:07:36 am
When I renew my HBO account when GOT season 8 is released, I'll have to check out this show as well. Has Lance Reddick in it whom I enjoyed in The Fringe as well as Bosch.

You really need to watch The Wire. It's the most realistic crime show that I've ever seen.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: mikeyw64 on May 07, 2018, 07:20:40 am
Just started on another Netflix reboot, The new legends of Monkey.

Made by the Aussies it seems to have just the right blend of campiness, cheese and humour  😁
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on June 07, 2018, 04:13:51 am
Handmaid's Tale on Hulu.

Now that's good TV!!!

We just started season 2.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on June 07, 2018, 10:43:57 am
Watched "A silent place" last weekend. Got fantastic reviews. Well acted and produced certainly. But I just couldn't get past the ridiculous premise. The premise reminded me of "Signs".


SPOILER ALERT














Would be quite easy to destroy the beasts. They are sooooo vulnerable. No way they could have brought civilization to the edge.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Poseidon on June 07, 2018, 07:40:16 pm
Isle of Man TT

I've been recording the whole series. New episode every night at 11pm EST on Velocity. Started on 6/2/18 last one on 6/9/18
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Tri-J on June 07, 2018, 11:56:33 pm
^Me too. I would love to ride that course (at half the speed)! ;)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Poseidon on June 08, 2018, 01:35:06 am
^Me too. I would love to ride that course (at half the speed)! ;)

Maybe a little over half speed. They are averaging 130+ mph for the lap. I'm thinking an 80-90 mph average speed would be enough to make it fun, challenging, but not completely out of control.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rubber_Snake on June 08, 2018, 05:47:36 pm
13 Reasons Why on Netflix.

Just finished the first season.  Gripping stuff about teenage suicide told in an interesting way.  Some of the storylines are a little far fetched, but compelling stuff and well portrayed.  The show is designed to get parents & kids to talk about this stuff. 
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 19, 2018, 02:54:14 pm
We are watching that right now, probably about 4 episodes into the first season. Not a bad show but I have a hard time watching Sandra Oh; for whatever reason, she just 'rubs my fur the wrong way' and I would prefer she not be in my living room.  ;)  Otherwise the show is pretty good and who does not like a well- played psychopath?

Brian

BBC has a new show airing called Killing Eve that is my new favorite for this year.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on June 19, 2018, 02:56:10 pm
Brian, you're not the only Brian I know who doesn't like her, how weird. I recommended the show to a coworker named Brian, and he didn't continue after the first episode because of her.

It really is a fantastic show to the end, the very end, but streaming it is only available for like two more weeks.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 19, 2018, 03:40:52 pm
Yeah, normally I am not sensitive to anyone's looks or presence or anything like that but that woman is like sandpaper against my eyes. And it is not like I hate her or anything, I just do not want to see or hear her (actually the hearing part is OK except it brings up a photo image on my mental Rolodex). I know nothing about the woman at all and have no prejudice or anything. I cannot even explain or understand it myself, but something(s) about her just sets off my 'look elsewhere' phase, kinda like looking at something a dog would leave behind.... :-)

Long time ago I asked a good friend of mine if he watched Everybody Loves Raymond and he said no, because he simply could not stand the sight / presence of Raymond. Go figure?

I have two seasons as a hard- copy so streaming makes no difference.

Brian

Brian, you're not the only Brian I know who doesn't like her, how weird. I recommended the show to a coworker named Brian, and he didn't continue after the first episode because of her.

It really is a fantastic show to the end, the very end, but streaming it is only available for like two more weeks.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on June 20, 2018, 08:10:38 am
Yeah, normally I am not sensitive to anyone's looks or presence or anything like that but that woman is like sandpaper against my eyes. And it is not like I hate her or anything, I just do not want to see or hear her (actually the hearing part is OK except it brings up a photo image on my mental Rolodex). I know nothing about the woman at all and have no prejudice or anything. I cannot even explain or understand it myself, but something(s) about her just sets off my 'look elsewhere' phase, kinda like looking at something a dog would leave behind.... :-)

Long time ago I asked a good friend of mine if he watched Everybody Loves Raymond and he said no, because he simply could not stand the sight / presence of Raymond. Go figure?

I have two seasons as a hard- copy so streaming makes no difference.

Brian

Interesting. I had a problem with that show because I didn't like Patricia Heaton. But it turns out I just didn't like her character because I really like he in The Middle.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 23, 2018, 04:16:17 pm
forget to post 2 days ago...
was snooping on Netflix, for something worth while...( pickings are very lean... and they consider 2005 stuff as "just added" fodder...)

Ken Burns "The Vietnam war", all 18 hours of it, 10 chapters, is up there now... almost got thru it all... sure is better when you can watch them back to back, instead of waiting 24 hours between like when it first popped up on PBS...
enjoy.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 23, 2018, 06:11:27 pm
Finished the first season of Killing Eve: I have to say, it ended a lot better than it started IMO. Interesting series. It will be back for another season at least and I plan on watching that one.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on June 24, 2018, 02:23:52 pm
Finished the first season of Killing Eve: I have to say, it ended a lot better than it started IMO. Interesting series. It will be back for another season at least and I plan on watching that one.

Brian

AGREED!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 24, 2018, 03:46:03 pm
My wife was always irritated raw by Debra on that show: her take was that Debra was the biggest B!tc& in the world. Does not really strike me that way but the character was overbearing and a but uppity IMO. Marie was extremely overbearing but she had the asset that she was hysterical and a very well- developed character. One of my all- time favorite TV characters, Marine Barone.

Brian

Interesting. I had a problem with that show because I didn't like Patricia Heaton. But it turns out I just didn't like her character because I really like he in The Middle.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 25, 2018, 03:29:39 pm
My wife was always irritated raw by Debra on that show: her take was that Debra was the biggest B!tc& in the world. Does not really strike me that way but the character was overbearing and a but uppity IMO. Marie was extremely overbearing but she had the asset that she was hysterical and a very well- developed character. One of my all- time favorite TV characters, Marine Barone.

Brian


do you have any idea how that post sounds to us manly men?
I ain't lettin' ya read fairy tales to my kid anymore.....
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/K8Uk96cBjIg/maxresdefault.jpg)

or, my dog for that matter...
(http://cdn.mcstatic.com/contents/videos_screenshots/8168000/8168745/preview.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 25, 2018, 03:55:12 pm
Yeah, I am always very concerned about how I appear to 'manly' men. That means you, cupcake. :-)  I LOVE Marie Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond. One of my favorite movies is Casablanca..... my son thought I was 'Mary Jane Tinklepants' over that too but he watched it and now he too likes it a lot. Not my favorite movie though, those would be either Unforgiven or The Usual Suspects.

Besides, as of last Monday, I do not need to read to your kids anymore, got a Granddaughter of my own! Penelope Elizabeth, demanded to be 'let out' last Monday (18 June) and both Mom and daughter are doing fine. So now I have a brand- new audience for my stories, the first of which will be of the origin of her name: Penelope, faithful and steady wife of Odysseus, mother of Telemachus. She fended off 'the suitors' for twenty years, waiting for Odysseus to return home, and when he did, "he slew them all". I love that story myself (Homer's The Odyssey).

Besides all that, YOU seemed to be sitting awfully close to Guy Young an awful lot of the time when we were in TN but hey, I do not judge.....  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Brian

do you have any idea how that post sounds to us manly men?
I ain't lettin' ya read fairy tales to my kid anymore.....

<snip>

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 25, 2018, 04:37:17 pm
Finished watching the second season of Westworld last night- not sure if I liked it or not. It was very disconnected, apparently on purpose, and left the door open to all kinds of possibilities. That is fine as long as they go somewhere in season 3.

I liked season 1 a lot, not so much season 2 though it is always great to see Anthony Hopkins in almost anything.

Currently looking for something else worthwhile to watch. Lately, some Limey shows have been really good IMo, such as The end of the XXXing World, Killing Eve and a few others. Black Mirror is also good though all over the place as it is a true anthology series. Kinda' waiting for True Detective and Fargo....

Brian

Edited to fix season numbers.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 26, 2018, 07:32:48 pm
Yeah, I am always very concerned about how I appear to 'manly' men. That means you, cupcake. :-) 

you know I'll always luv ya man, even tho I never say which movies make me say " i think I have something in my eye.."

all good...



Besides all that, YOU seemed to be sitting awfully close to Guy Young an awful lot of the time when we were in TN but hey, I do not judge.....  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:



jealous? you could have hung outside with us, don't forget Larry Buck was right in there with us also... Los Tres Amigo's...

I could have/should have, come in to listen to the cat joke, but had to enjoy the outdoor atmosphere, where I could smoke cigs, and cuss... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

all is good, glad we both have a great sense of humor...  some folks never understand, or get it.. :thumbs: :hail: :finger_fing11:


Besides, as of last Monday, I do not need to read to your kids anymore, got a Granddaughter of my own! Penelope Elizabeth,

congrats, welcome to the Grampa Zone...!!!
seems like just yeasterday my grandson was born... now he wants my motorcycles, and my guns... ( a-la the terminatah)
he's grown like a weed.... and he's cool as can be... his dad is a knob, but then he isn't my kid... :deadhorse: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
always liked this picture... clean up your mind, it's only my thumb...
 :hail: :hail: :yikes: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 26, 2018, 09:48:25 pm
Hey, anyone not moved by some parts of life ain't worth the breath they draw..... IMO, of course.

And I did hang out with you  a bit in TN, although the temp. got to me something awful. I actually had to head up to my room and hide behind the A/C to recover. Sorry, I am a northern boy and cannot adapt to the south in anything but winter. I could make sweating an Olympic event......

No need to clean up anything about that photo: I hope to be holding Penelope soon enough and frankly, I do not care where my thumbs end up. Looking forward to holding her, changing her and giving her a bath. She is still in the hospital, born a bit premature but not too far (34 weeks, maybe 35) so long term prognosis is excellent. My D-I-L has already been released, Penelope goes into an open crib tomorrow and with a little luck, comes home on Thurs. So everything is great. In fact, I am casually scouting around for another C-14 to make the trip down to VA and visit the little angle as often as possible. Of course I can make the ride in a cage but hey, why do that when I can <possibly> ride on two wheels?

On the plus side, I truly love my D-I-L and I do not say that lightly; she has been with my son for almost 10 years and has more than earned all my respect and love, which is not something I give away easily. In fact, she is number three out of <everyone>: my mother, my wife and now she so it is kind of a special bond.

Apparently I am in charge of teaching Penelope how to ride (motorcycles and if needed, horses) and shoot, which I am frankly very happy and proud to do.

Anyway, she is still in the hospital and so I have not 'met' her yet although my wife is there and stealing touches and the occasional holding- all strictly off- limits in the neo- natal unit. But if my wrist will cooperate, I will see her soon enough and maybe post a photo or two as  a proud Grandpa.

Brian

you know I'll always luv ya man, even tho I never say which movies make me say " i think I have something in my eye.."

all good...


jealous? you could have hung outside with us, don't forget Larry Buck was right in there with us also... Los Tres Amigo's...

I could have/should have, come in to listen to the cat joke, but had to enjoy the outdoor atmosphere, where I could smoke cigs, and cuss... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

all is good, glad we both have a great sense of humor...  some folks never understand, or get it.. :thumbs: :hail: :finger_fing11:

congrats, welcome to the Grampa Zone...!!!
seems like just yeasterday my grandson was born... now he wants my motorcycles, and my guns... ( a-la the terminatah)
he's grown like a weed.... and he's cool as can be... his dad is a knob, but then he isn't my kid... :deadhorse: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
always liked this picture... clean up your mind, it's only my thumb...
 :hail: :hail: :yikes: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 15, 2018, 06:33:11 pm
I'm sure this will be gone shortly, but it's worth the time...
wow...
https://youtu.be/17mh2oI21V4

Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on July 15, 2018, 09:37:33 pm
We finished all three 'seasons' of Black Mirror. That's some damn good writing! Dark but very well done.    :thumbs:

Wow- I just finished watching all 4 "seasons" (I use that term faintly) over the last week.  A few episodes were "meh" but most of the others were really great!  Highly recommend.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 24, 2019, 04:22:49 am
Watched: A Quiet Place and Bird Box.

Bird Box was first and I really enjoyed that movie. Edge of your seat suspense. Thumbs up.

A Quiet Place was terrible! SEVERAL plot hole large enough to drive a silent tractor through. So many holes that I couldn't get around them. The first of which, where did the electricity come from? Maybe those new fangled silent generators? Thumbs down, WAY down.


Anyone like A Quiet Place?

IMDB rated Quiet Place 7.6 and Bird Box 6.7. I gotta wonder if those folks watched the same movies that I did?  :o
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: fartymarty on January 24, 2019, 09:24:40 am
Anyone like A Quiet Place?

Hmmmm...now I gotta watch it again...'cause I enjoyed it...or thought I did...I'll give only the excuse that I was away from home and a little desperate for entertainment at the time, and that may have skewed my enjoyment meter. Now back in my salad days, before they started drug testing my urine at work, I would partake of stuff that made mac n cheese taste like gourmet food and old Danny Kaye movies seem like Oscar winning stuff...but no, that sensory enhancement drug wasn't in effect this time...just desperation. I'll watch it again here at home and maybe get a more accurate meter reading. Then I'll watch the bird box thing and report back.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on January 24, 2019, 12:10:32 pm
It was ok, I certainly didn't think it was good as all the hype.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on January 24, 2019, 03:09:55 pm
Yep, a true anthology series such as The Twilight Zone where no episode has any connection whatsoever to any other episode. So one can be lousy, one silly and one excellent, all in a row.

I found Black Mirror about the same way, with a sprinkling of excellent episodes, some lame but most OK or better. I will absolutely catch the next season (as you loosely call them and I agree).

Brian

Wow- I just finished watching all 4 "seasons" (I use that term faintly) over the last week.  A few episodes were "meh" but most of the others were really great!  Highly recommend.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on January 24, 2019, 10:48:16 pm
Watched: A Quiet Place and Bird Box.

Bird Box was first and I really enjoyed that movie. Edge of your seat suspense. Thumbs up.

A Quiet Place was terrible! SEVERAL plot hole large enough to drive a silent tractor through. So many holes that I couldn't get around them. The first of which, where did the electricity come from? Maybe those new fangled silent generators? Thumbs down, WAY down.


Anyone like A Quiet Place?

IMDB rated Quiet Place 7.6 and Bird Box 6.7. I gotta wonder if those folks watched the same movies that I did?  :o

quiet place got ditched within the first 20 minutes of watching... enhhhhhh


bird box, was somewhat enthrawling, and I enjoyed it for content... pretty scarey actually/\
when I was in my teens, i was doing a solo canoe trip ( mom and dad freaked out, and put out an APB because of it), it was a 4 day trip, consisting of just short of 50 miles, on the Grand River in Ohio... I had done many6 of the sections local to me, to Lake Erie, countless times, and had camped, fished, hunted along the corridor for 30+ miles inland;
I was camping on the second day/evening of my trip... and while grabbing up fire wood, ran a branch... a really pokey one.. into my eye..
I freaked out, and as I did have a "simple med" kit. and fresh water, I rinsed my eye, gooobered NeoSporin into it (nthat was tought to ddo.. just saying) and applied a gauze pad, and duct tape.. to continue on... again, mom and dad, were not a "bail out option" because if I did that... well, I would be haunted with the repetitious "I told you so"... "don't poke your eye out" schpeel.

It all ended well, I got scolded for what I took on, and it was all dropped...
But I will say, navigating a river, alone, with no person around within many miles at times.... being HALF blind, was a wake-up call

I actually did a "re-doo" a few years later at a church camp, where we taped our eye's shut with gauze and tape, for 48 hours, and entrusted those around us to "assist" us..

OMG

all I can say, is loosing sight, is very scarey.

cool movie tho.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on January 25, 2019, 07:22:31 am
Hmmmm...now I gotta watch it again...'cause I enjoyed it...or thought I did...I'll give only the excuse that I was away from home and a little desperate for entertainment at the time, and that may have skewed my enjoyment meter. Now back in my salad days, before they started drug testing my urine at work, I would partake of stuff that made mac n cheese taste like gourmet food and old Danny Kaye movies seem like Oscar winning stuff...but no, that sensory enhancement drug wasn't in effect this time...just desperation. I'll watch it again here at home and maybe get a more accurate meter reading. Then I'll watch the bird box thing and report back.

Well, I myself am not under any threat of having to take a urine test, so...    8)  (even that didn't improve this movie for me)

That said, even being 'under the influence' I still couldn't get into A Quiet Place. I have an entire list of plot holes in that movie. I had a discussion with my oldest son, who liked that movie, and that's where my list came from.

Here's one for your consideration. Supposedly humans have been living with these creatures for over a year right? They know that these creatures have super sensitive hearing and are attracted by sound right? Could they not set a trap, involving some sort of sound source, a pit, and a bunch of gasoline/explosives?

I could go on and on. How about, where did the rows and rows of corn come from? Those fields didn't get planted by hand...

For a more complete list of the gaping plot holes that you may have missed.

https://smile.amazon.com/Quiet-Place-Emily-Blunt/product-reviews/B07BYJX9FZ/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar (https://smile.amazon.com/Quiet-Place-Emily-Blunt/product-reviews/B07BYJX9FZ/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6644200/goofs/?tab=gf&ref_=tt_trv_gf (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6644200/goofs/?tab=gf&ref_=tt_trv_gf)



Jim Halpert should have stuck with acting...



What's really amazing about A Quite Place is that it won The American Film Institute's move of the year award! WTF?  :o

https://www.afi.com/afiawards/AFI-Awards-2018.aspx (https://www.afi.com/afiawards/AFI-Awards-2018.aspx)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 24, 2019, 04:19:33 pm
just watched this on Netflix...

Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski

I admit even tho I have heard the name, I never researched or looked at his work...
So I have been looking closer...
totally amazing... some of the most powerful art I have ever seen.. the sculptures are simply astounding, even tho many were destroyed in Poland when it was Bombed...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanis%C5%82aw_Szukalski (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanis%C5%82aw_Szukalski)
https://www.szukalski.com/ (https://www.szukalski.com/)


\ very worthy of "tattoo" application on skin....
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on May 20, 2019, 06:17:21 am
Game of Thrones, season 8.

We watched the last ep last night. What a disappointment!!!   :o

The writers could have done so much with the last season and didn't.

It seems that after loosely following the book for so long once they had to write a good ending on their own that they weren't up to the task. Pity.

GoT season 8, RIP    :thumbdown
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Rhino on May 20, 2019, 12:22:13 pm
Game of Thrones, season 8.

We watched the last ep last night. What a disappointment!!!   :o

The writers could have done so much with the last season and didn't.

It seems that after loosely following the book for so long once they had to write a good ending on their own that they weren't up to the task. Pity.

GoT season 8, RIP    :thumbdown

Agree completely! It's like they got tired and just ended it as quickly as they could.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on May 20, 2019, 03:22:30 pm
Absolutely typical of random length, episodic TV. They do not know how long the show is going to last so they cannot predict when it will end and therefore have a reasonable plot outline. And when the series does end, they have to quickly try to tie- up loose ends and that is usually impossible: remember how Lost ended in some kind of 'afterlife'?

That was the thing that allowed Breaking Bad to be so good- Vince Gilligan had a plan and a story arc all picked out before even starting. He actually stated his goal was to start off with 'Mr. Chips' and end up with 'Scarface', and he proceeded to write exactly that. He choose when and how to end the series rather than just making some unknown number of seasons and then slamming the door on the entire story.

Brian

Game of Thrones, season 8.

We watched the last ep last night. What a disappointment!!!   :o

The writers could have done so much with the last season and didn't.

It seems that after loosely following the book for so long once they had to write a good ending on their own that they weren't up to the task. Pity.

GoT season 8, RIP    :thumbdown
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 20, 2019, 08:23:56 pm
Agree completely! It's like they got tired and just ended it as quickly as they could.


That's exactly what I thought...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on May 21, 2019, 12:09:07 pm
Season finale of Killing Eve is Sunday!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: gPink on May 21, 2019, 03:05:09 pm

That's exactly what I thought...
Must have learned that from that asshole Martin.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 23, 2019, 01:47:14 pm
Sigh...since then, Chernobyl, Vera, Discovery of Witches, Killing Eve, Boston Legal, Prometheus...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on May 23, 2019, 03:00:13 pm
Dead To Me on Netflix.
Fun at times, really heavy the next.
Not the best TV, but 30 minute episodes that are entertaining.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on May 23, 2019, 03:13:48 pm
Somehow that show has left its original concept and even its own 'outline' IMO. It started out fantastic- who does not like watching a real psychopath (as in reality or a very realistic performance)? In fact, the first episode with the psychopath and the little girl in the ice cream shop was outstanding IMO. The first season was also great. But it kinda' lost its way in season 2 for me- than antagonist and protagonist are not usually 'pals' or even work associates.

On the plus side, Black Mirror is going to arrive with <apparently> three new episodes in June '19, and going by history, at least one (and maybe more) will be great.

Westworld is coming back in '20 too and that still has a shot at being a good show though it seemed to be leaning the other way in the second season. Still, the special effects and overall execution were really pretty good for TV IMO. Then again, the first season did have Anthony Hopkins and I think he could make a chimney fire interesting and worth watching...... :-)

Brian

Season finale of Killing Eve is Sunday!
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on May 23, 2019, 09:31:08 pm
Finished up Lucifer (man what a silly yet great series) and terminated Netflex Streaming.  For now, anyway.  I am glad Netflix Streaming decided to continue it (amidst so much mediocre other stuff they seem to have).

On the plus side, Black Mirror is going to arrive with <apparently> three new episodes in June '19, and going by history, at least one (and maybe more) will be great.

I really liked that show and was very disappointed by the time and money wasted on that last "choose your ending" thing they put out.  I had been wanting more for a long time... what a major let-down.

Quote
Westworld is coming back in '20 too and that still has a shot at being a good show though it seemed to be leaning the other way in the second season. Still, the special effects and overall execution were really pretty good for TV IMO. Then again, the first season did have Anthony Hopkins and I think he could make a chimney fire interesting and worth watching...... :-)

Really loved the first season.  The second wasn't as good.  But I would watch more.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 24, 2019, 06:06:06 am
Lucifer is on Netflix??
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on May 24, 2019, 08:27:47 am
Lucifer is on Netflix??

Yes.  The excellent Fox show was cancelled after 3 seasons and the fan noise was so extreme that Netflix picked it up and put out a 4th season. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucifer_(TV_series)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 24, 2019, 02:53:47 pm
I dropped HBO but I could pick up Netflix long enough to watch season 4.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on May 24, 2019, 05:16:00 pm
I dropped HBO but I could pick up Netflix long enough to watch season 4.

It was pretty good.  If you also want to see Black Mirror 5 and  tranger Things 3, you might want to delay a month or two and enjoy all 3 for a single month price.  I will resume probably when ST3 comes out.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on June 04, 2019, 06:51:00 am
Flippin through the channels looking for something to watch last night. Came across the 'new' Halloween movie on Netflix. I've never been a fan of this series but my wife wanted to see it and IMDB gave it a 6.7 so why not?

WTF?  :o

This was one of the stupidest movies that I have EVER seen! I'm serious! This movie had even more plot holes than did A Quiet Place.

What a POS!!!


Warning, spoiler ahead. (as if this 'movie' could be spoiled)






Why did she burn down her ENTIRE house in order to kill Michael? He was hopelessly trapped in her basement and she could have easily shot him through the bars of the basement door.   
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 04, 2019, 08:13:16 am
It's only a movie, C.  You could have switched out to something else you know.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on June 05, 2019, 06:54:10 am
It's only a movie, C.  You could have switched out to something else you know.

Did you forget the part where my wife wanted to watch that movie?  :o

True, I could have left the room and in retrospect, I wish that I had.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 05, 2019, 07:13:59 am
Yeah, as I get older I find myself more and more annoyed by 'bad' video no matter if it is a movie, a documentary, TV shows / series, etc.. In the olden' days, we would always watch a movie that we, say, rented and then call it awful. Now I shut things down once they have proven to be awful and go do / watch something else.

The thing that makes it really lousy, at least for me, is that there really are great things out there to watch so there is a constant thought (hope?) that whatever I am watching will turn around and get better, or at least tolerable. So there is always the desire to hang in and watch something, especially if it has great reviews or is thought of as a great movie, classic or similar.

Lately I find myself watching some really old films because they are often highly rated and hey, they cannot be worse than most of the other, modern things available anyway. The most recent was Double Indemnity; dated of course but not a terrible film. Certainly better than a lot of current movies and of course a classic so I can cross that one off my list. :-)

Brian

Did you forget the part where my wife wanted to watch that movie?  :o

True, I could have left the room and in retrospect, I wish that I had.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Poseidon on June 05, 2019, 08:18:48 am
Been recording and watching all of the MotoAmerica races and now the Isle of Man TT. The schedules are in the links below if anyone is interested.

https://motoamerica.com/2018/11/motoamerica-2019-10-rounds-on-tap-for-new-season/ (https://motoamerica.com/2018/11/motoamerica-2019-10-rounds-on-tap-for-new-season/)

https://www.iomtt.com/tt-info/the-tt-on-tv (https://www.iomtt.com/tt-info/the-tt-on-tv)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 11, 2019, 07:01:53 am
Watched season 5 of Black Mirror. Only three episodes; one was very good IMO but the other two range between terrible and terrible ^2. The second episode was a clear knock- off of 'Facebook' and the very well done.

It seems like they are produced in different parts of the world with this year's episode 1 and 3 being American and episode 2 being English. Looks like the Limeys carried the day on this season while the American episodes were about as bad as I have seen.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 11, 2019, 09:30:10 am
Limey's Brian?  Really?   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 11, 2019, 10:34:55 am
Yeah, Limeys. Slang term though not derogatory. They got that moniker due to their storing and eating limes on sea voyages to prevent scurvy. In fact, the original warehouse for limes, located on the Thames (incorrectly pronounced "Tems" by the Limeys BTW; if that is correct, is the male name James would be pronounced "Jems") is still called Limehouse, I think. I <believe> this whole thing was either discovered or perhaps put into general practice within the Royal Navy by Capt. James Cook.

I assume it is in the same vein that they call us 'Yanks', which is not derogatory either, at least not to me.

N.B. The English men were not too happy when their little island nation was suddenly loaded with US servicemen. And to exacerbate the problem, US soldiers were paid far more than Brit. serviceman, at least during WWII, so the US GI's had more dough to spend, often on / for the local women. All of this led to their little saying:

The problem with Yanks is:
1) They are overpaid.
2) They are oversexed.
3 They are over HERE.

I believe the US personnel's response was:
1) You are underpaid.
2) You are undersexed.
3) You are under Eisenhower.

Hey, you gotta' have something to start a drunken fist- fight on Sat. nights, right?  ;D

Brian

Limey's Brian?  Really?   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on June 11, 2019, 03:31:18 pm
Watched season 5 of Black Mirror. Only three episodes; one was very good IMO but the other two range between terrible and terrible ^2. The second episode was a clear knock- off of 'Facebook' and the very well done.

It seems like they are produced in different parts of the world with this year's episode 1 and 3 being American and episode 2 being English. Looks like the Limeys carried the day on this season while the American episodes were about as bad as I have seen

Well, glad I dropped Netflix Streaming weeks ago, then.  How is 3 episodes a "season", anyway?  Of the original stuff, some was fantastic, others so-so, but overall it was very entertaining.  When I reactivate in late Summer, I will check it out, though.

* Meanwhile, I watched "Chernobyl" (sp?) 5-hour miniseries on HBO.   It was quite good.  "A"

* Also watched Sneaky Pete (binge watched all 30 hours) from Amazon.  It was entertaining.  First season was best and went downhill the next two.  Overall it was a "B".

* Also watched the new Mary Poppins Returns movie last night.  Her (Poppins) acting was contrived and accent forced and poor, but her singing, and the music, and animation were all fantastic.  Choreography and cinematography were good.  Story was so-so, too much redo and not enough new ground.  Thought the "pants wearing" of the sister was kinda stupid.  Lamplighter did well, as did the children.  VanDyke over-acted his small part.  The father was too passive and couldn't stand his [thankfully limited] singing.  Overall, a "C", maybe C+.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on June 11, 2019, 04:17:53 pm
Trust me, watching episodes 1 & 3 and you will feel like it was several seasons..... Black Mirror always has been very 'hit & miss' IMO but these episodes set the bar really low- like in the dungeon below the floor. All IMO of course, others may find them OK or even good.

As to the new Mary Poppins having a forced accent, I find that surprising because Emily Blunt really is English (or as Jim would say, a 'Limey'  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:) so her accent should be natural. ?? I have not seen the movie, just saying  that I am surprised.

I also really liked Chernobyl although some of the technical aspects were over- simplified. Still, it is very good as long as you take it as entertainment and not a reactor lesson; there is not a 'tricky spot' in the use of those reactors as per that series but instead a terrible flaw in the design of the reactor in the first place, it behaves like positive feedback meaning turning up the power actually causes it to rise substantially and unstably in output. By that I mean it rises further than was controlled by humans to so, meaning it is an unstable, dangerous design. Good thing there are only a dozen or so left operational, huh?  :o :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:

Brian

Well, glad I dropped Netflix Streaming weeks ago, then.  How is 3 episodes a "season", anyway?  Of the original stuff, some was fantastic, others so-so, but overall it was very entertaining.  When I reactivate in late Summer, I will check it out, though.

* Meanwhile, I watched "Chernobyl" (sp?) 5-hour miniseries on HBO.   It was quite good.  "A"

* Also watched Sneaky Pete (binge watched all 30 hours) from Amazon.  It was entertaining.  First season was best and went downhill the next two.  Overall it was a "B".

* Also watched the new Mary Poppins Returns movie last night.  Her (Poppins) acting was contrived and accent forced and poor, but her singing, and the music, and animation were all fantastic.  Choreography and cinematography were good.  Story was so-so, too much redo and not enough new ground.  Thought the "pants wearing" of the sister was kinda stupid.  Lamplighter did well, as did the children.  VanDyke over-acted his small part.  The father was too passive and couldn't stand his [thankfully limited] singing.  Overall, a "C", maybe C+.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: maxtog on June 11, 2019, 08:46:08 pm
As to the new Mary Poppins having a forced accent, I find that surprising because Emily Blunt really is English (or as Jim would say, a 'Limey'  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:) so her accent should be natural. ?? I have not seen the movie, just saying  that I am surprised.

LOL!  Well, something is terribly "off" about it.   Perhaps it would sound more normal if she weren't trying so hard to be ultra-proper.

* Oh, now captivated by the new Amazon "Good Omens."  Three hours into it- wow, funny, creative, different...
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 11, 2019, 10:00:22 pm
just watched Satan and Adam, on netflix.. kinda relates to my life.
not gonna say much more, it's a great Bluesman storyline, and well done... I can relate to it very well.
I liked it, you may not. we are all different.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on June 12, 2019, 06:32:48 am
My wife and I watched Deadwood (the movie) on HBO the other day.

While we both loved the Deadwood series the movie left a LOT to be desired.

Don't bother.     :thumbdown
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 16, 2019, 05:19:34 pm
Not so much what I am watching as it is <how> I am watching. Been with COX for 2 1/2 yrs. or so and of course the bill went up by ~$60 at the end of the 2 year cycle. Went to FIOS and they just could not cut the price enough to make it worthwhile to switch. A few days ago in Wally World a young human accosted my wife about our cable service and now, apparently they can go lower- back down to the ~$60 or so that COX raised the price some months ago. Actually it is a bit cheaper 'cause we are not going with the 'movie channel package' and are going to try HBO GO instead and make other arrangements for Showtime, perhaps buying the service when new shows are available, perhaps not.

Anyway, the ISP / TV / Phone (landline) wars go on.......

ON TOPIC: my wife is watching Big Little Lies and seems to like it. I tried an episode but it 'ain't makin' it for me' but hey, such is life, right? So now I guess she will be watching Big Little Lies on HBO GO. Tapping fingers waiting to see how that works out (my wife has negative patience: she is cranky and out of control, emotionally, just BEFORE a problem presents itself  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:).

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 17, 2019, 09:30:37 am
I wonder if she is related to MOB?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on July 17, 2019, 01:32:26 pm
Jessica Jones season 3
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 17, 2019, 02:09:06 pm
I wonder if she is related to MOB?


WE ARE THE kNIGHTS... THAT SAY....neeeeeeee.....neeeeeeee....NEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: Conrad on October 03, 2019, 06:48:51 am
My wife and I went out to  the theater to see Ad Astra last weekend.

We were VERY disappointed. Visually is was gorgeous to watch but the story line was so thin and totally boring! I almost fell asleep a couple of times. 

Don't bother with this one at the theater, wait for it be available to stream. That way you can sleep on your own couch.

Who knew that Saturn and Jupiter were THAT close to each other?    ::)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on October 03, 2019, 10:01:04 am
That is kinda' amusing because I was visiting my son (OK, really my granddaughter!) last week and the kids took the opportunity to go out, something almost unheard of with them (no babysitters, new to the area, etc.). They went to see the same thing and my son had high expectations. They were at least as disappointed as you and thought it sucked also.

I believe you folks about this movie but it is getting <decent> ratings which is a bit odd.

Brian

My wife and I went out to  the theater to see Ad Astra last weekend.

We were VERY disappointed. Visually is was gorgeous to watch but the story line was so thin and totally boring! I almost fell asleep a couple of times. 

Don't bother with this one at the theater, wait for it be available to stream. That way you can sleep on your own couch.

Who knew that Saturn and Jupiter were THAT close to each other?    ::)
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: fartymarty on October 03, 2019, 10:19:00 am
...my wife has negative patience: she is cranky and out of control, emotionally, just BEFORE a problem presents itself  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:).

That's just Andrea's Spidey Sense (https://sixthsensereader.org/about-the-book/abcderium-index/spidey-sense/) going off to give you warning of imminent problems. You need to heed it and have your tool belt at hand when ever it goes off so you can deal with whatever problem is coming....or....... maybe you just need to grab your coat and head for the door?
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MrPepsi on October 03, 2019, 10:55:19 am
Has anyone mentioned Fleabag yet?
Incredible show.
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: B.D.F. on October 17, 2019, 03:28:36 pm
Watched El Camino (the Breaking Bad 'movie') the other night. Meh. It was not bad, and it was a quality production but it did not have a lot of content and instead relied on a long series of what were basically meaningless cameo roles involving popular Breaking Bad characters. In a way, I think its strongest point was that it was nostalgic without adding much of any current content or really providing any kind of closure, at least IMO. All of that said, I do think it was probably the best anyone could do when trying to tag additional material onto an outstanding series that actually had a beginning, middle and end. Trying to tap more 'ends' onto it is just not possible, again IMO.

There also seemed to be one huge plot hole in that one of the members of Jack's crew, who was at the clubhouse the night Walter White 'visited' (and everyone was presumed dead at the end) shows up in this movie. I am sure someone could explain it away but like almost all good jokes, it should not need explaining in the first place. Besides, it was a very minor character who was not needed in the movie at all.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you watching?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 17, 2019, 05:15:42 pm
Just watched it also a couple days ago.. It was pretty good, but lacked some "stringing" together; and as noted, was a followup on a long and involved series, which I had a hard time following thru during its long run.
I did find it a good film tho.

damned NetFlix has to get some more recent movies in the line up tho... I search and search over and over, to find something good.. and just don't find a lot.. end up watching Ip Man, and Trailer Park Boys over and over...

Broke down and "paid" to watch the Final Marvel movie last month.. glad I could watch it like 5 times after I bought it, it was lame.. even after 4 viewings, as was the "Rocket Man" Elton John movie ... ewww, that one was a real letdown.. $5 would have bought a couple good beers..

I will say I watched a film, and saved it to my play list, so my wife; an ex attorney could watch it, really brought tears to my eyes, as I know people like this, and also anger and relentless rage, as i know the legal system, and all the bottom feeding people, that prosecuted the man who was simple, and never did what they accused him of.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brother%27s_Keeper_(1992_film)