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On 12/8/2019 at 8:47 AM, GoPre said:


Alright - This movie is now on my must watch list.  

It's like... a video game Deadpool... I am sure the schtick will be similar.  I'm also sure I will watch it.

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Irishman was good, mostly. Casting DeNiro to play the entirety of Frank's life was an awful choice though. They have a 60 something year old actor being called 'kid' and have him portraying a 25 year old guy for 1/3 of the movie and all they did was dye his hair, it's ***** insane. He's beyond obviously old and they just force to you that he's this young gun even though when he's kicking he legit needs a cane or he might fall over. I get you like DeNiro, Scorsese, but for the love of god just hire a younger actor for that section of a 3 hour film. 

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1 hour ago, WildCard said:

Irishman was good, mostly. Casting DeNiro to play the entirety of Frank's life was an awful choice though. They have a 60 something year old actor being called 'kid' and have him portraying a 25 year old guy for 1/3 of the movie and all they did was dye his hair, it's ***** insane. He's beyond obviously old and they just force to you that he's this young gun even though when he's kicking he legit needs a cane or he might fall over. I get you like DeNiro, Scorsese, but for the love of god just hire a younger actor for that section of a 3 hour film. 

I was bored to tears.

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On 11/27/2019 at 4:49 PM, SwampD said:

I didn’t feel like I wasted my time watching it. A solid B.

The wife and I finished binging it over the weekend. We enjoyed it, thank you for the recommendation. 

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39 minutes ago, Hank said:

The wife and I finished binging it over the weekend. We enjoyed it, thank you for the recommendation. 

We also enjoyed The Feed. Has sort of a Black Mirror feel to it.

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2 minutes ago, SwampD said:

We also enjoyed The Feed. Has sort of a Black Mirror feel to it.

Never heard of it. Amazon?

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It being the Christmas season, I decided to rewatch Happy. 

Love it.

Sort of Disney meets Tarantino.

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8 hours ago, SwampD said:

I was bored to tears.

Wife woke me up 5 times in the first hour and a half. Its a big fail for scorsese and I’m a huge fan for previous work obviously. I thought about trying it again but I’ll wait a couple years...

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The McCallister family are the worst people on Earth! After watching Home Alone, I was convinced they should all be shot in the back of the head. But after watching Home Alone 2, I'm positive they should all be shot directly in the face.

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Watched the Christian movie called “What If” with the wife last night. It had Kevin Sorbo and Kristie Swanson. It was a nice, enjoyable movie.

 

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2 hours ago, ubkev said:

The McCallister family are the worst people on Earth! After watching Home Alone, I was convinced they should all be shot in the back of the head. But after watching Home Alone 2, I'm positive they should all be shot directly in the face.

....are you just now seeing Home Alone? 

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9 hours ago, TrueBlueGED said:

....are you just now seeing Home Alone? 

...as an adult. I've seen it decades ago.

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11 hours ago, TrueBlueGED said:

....are you just now seeing Home Alone? 

It's amazing to me how many extremely popular pop culture type things I've never seen or heard. I've never seen that movie. I've never seen Christmas Vacation — can't stand Chevy Chase. I don't think I've seen any Star Wars movies ever. Give me a good drama or biopic. Comedies, animated, sci-fi, action are not for me. I know I'm missing some good ones.

On another Home Alone note, I took a nap yesterday while listening to Christmas music on public radio — popular songs but in an orchestral style with a choir. A British tenor sang a Christmas song I don't think I've heard, and it was so powerful and moving one of the lines instantly had me welled up with tears as I was vividly transported to the floor of my living room, Christmas circa 1976, surrounded by Clue, Perfection and Coleco Stanley Cup board hockey. It was John Williams' "Somewhere in My Memory" and it's from Home Alone. Who knew (other than everybody else).

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P.S. This is funny. The line that got me choked up, I heard as "Christmas toys all around me." The line actually is "Christmas joys all around me." The mind is cool.

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The Witcher, anyone? Two episodes in and waiting for some semblance of storyline convergence other than his name being thrown around. Otherwise, the sword-play is enrapturing, not to mention production value. I like it. Never read the books or played the games.

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15 minutes ago, will said:

The Witcher, anyone? Two episodes in and waiting for some semblance of storyline convergence other than his name being thrown around. Otherwise, the sword-play is enrapturing, not to mention production value. I like it. Never read the books or played the games.

Having played the games and read the books, I loved it. For someone watching it without having read/played the other media I am not sure how well it will translate

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21 hours ago, drnkirishone said:

Having played the games and read the books, I loved it. For someone watching it without having read/played the other media I am not sure how well it will translate

Agreed. I'm almost done with it now and it has been good but I will agree that the show almost expects that its viewers have played the games or are familiar with the stories. If this was your first experience with the Witcher universe I could see it being a bit confusing who Geralt/Yennifer/Ciri are and why they have magical powers.

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Binging on Master of None. I’m six episodes in. I think it’s pretty good. I want to like it more. Solid 6.5 out of 10. It’s missing something... 

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I finished “the Irishman” on Netflix last night.  Broke it into 2 sittings.  I don’t disagree with those upthread who thought it was slow but I still really enjoyed it. 

If you want the opposite end of the pace spectrum, “6 Underground” on Netflix is a pretty good albeit dumb new action thriller with Ryan Reynolds and directed by Michael Bay.  

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19 hours ago, Zamboni said:

Binging on Master of None. 

Is this a documentary about my workplace.  We're Jack's of all trades, masters of none. Legit I've used that phrase more than I care to admit at work about work. @darksabre knows what I'm talking about. 

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4 hours ago, nfreeman said:

I finished “the Irishman” on Netflix last night.  Broke it into 2 sittings.  I don’t disagree with those upthread who thought it was slow but I still really enjoyed it. 

If you want the opposite end of the pace spectrum, “6 Underground” on Netflix is a pretty good albeit dumb new action thriller with Ryan Reynolds and directed by Michael Bay.  

Six underground was good. I enjoyed the deadpool like humour from Reynolds.

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1 hour ago, bunomatic said:

Six underground was good. I enjoyed the deadpool like humour from Reynolds.

I just watched six underground today. It was a fun mindless action movie. It felt a little Deadpool-y to me as well

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6 Underground is among the worst movies I've seen in years. Reynolds was very good, but the movie itself was unbelievably bad. Even the action scenes, which should have been enough to make it at less entertaining, were horrid. One moment this car has no side mirror and a giant scratch down the whole side. Same car, next scene, perfect condition! It looks like it got edited by an undergrad who couldn't pass into to film. 

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1 hour ago, TrueBlueGED said:

6 Underground is among the worst movies I've seen in years. Reynolds was very good, but the movie itself was unbelievably bad. Even the action scenes, which should have been enough to make it at less entertaining, were horrid. One moment this car has no side mirror and a giant scratch down the whole side. Same car, next scene, perfect condition! It looks like it got edited by an undergrad who couldn't pass into to film. 

Fortunately I’m able to suspend my belief when watching the usual fair from the likes of  Michael Bay. Newsflash- most of the action scenes can’t possibly happen in real life without mass casualties to normal humans either. Lol but that reality doesn’t stop most people from allowing themselves the ability of enjoying the make believe of an action film. Its not a Kubrik.

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