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post #12586 of 16041

Thanks for posting that link...I really think people should forego one tv show per week and replace it with time spent listening to people like these gentlemen.

 

I also think the first ten or fifteen mins of the movie "Idiocracy" should be required in schools from this point forward! 

 

post #12587 of 16041

I've had some interesting discussions with friends about the merits of watching an entire season on dvd/streaming/bluray at your own pace vs. watching it during it's actual run on television where you are forced to wait a week in between installments. Having had such amazingly fun experiences watching shows like "24", "The Sopranos", "Lost", "Dexter", and a couple others in "binge" fashion vs watching them week to week, I'm clearly in the camp that prefers the binges. Many of you may have seen the ads for House of Cards, a series that Netflix has produced independently and that is now available on Netflix streaming...I started watching this a few days ago simply out of curiosity and I'm hooked on it big time. I just finished up episode 10 out of 13 total and it's a great ride. I've been a fan of Kevin Spacey for some time, and other than his take on Lex Luthor in the Superman remake, Ive always felt he delivered the goods. This may be my favorite role of his...the character of Francis Underwood was seemingly written exactly for him. Aside from a slight slow down in the 4th and 5th episodes, it's truly been a great ride. I love that Netflix released this season in its entirety...I hope to see more of this type of thing in the future. 

 

"House of Cards" - 8.6/10

 

post #12588 of 16041

"Flight" [8.4/10]: I didn't really know what to expect from this film. I enjoyed it. Best performance by Denzel Washington ("Safe House" was pretty good though...) in a while. The story was very engaging. I cared about what happened to the characters. Kelly Reilly is hot!

post #12589 of 16041

Idiocracy is fantastic, seriously. 

 

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Thanks for posting that link...I really think people should forego one tv show per week and replace it with time spent listening to people like these gentlemen.

 

I also think the first ten or fifteen mins of the movie "Idiocracy" should be required in schools from this point forward! 

 

I'm gonna start watching this soon. Glad to know it's good.

 

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I've had some interesting discussions with friends about the merits of watching an entire season on dvd/streaming/bluray at your own pace vs. watching it during it's actual run on television where you are forced to wait a week in between installments. Having had such amazingly fun experiences watching shows like "24", "The Sopranos", "Lost", "Dexter", and a couple others in "binge" fashion vs watching them week to week, I'm clearly in the camp that prefers the binges. Many of you may have seen the ads for House of Cards, a series that Netflix has produced independently and that is now available on Netflix streaming...I started watching this a few days ago simply out of curiosity and I'm hooked on it big time. I just finished up episode 10 out of 13 total and it's a great ride. I've been a fan of Kevin Spacey for some time, and other than his take on Lex Luthor in the Superman remake, Ive always felt he delivered the goods. This may be my favorite role of his...the character of Francis Underwood was seemingly written exactly for him. Aside from a slight slow down in the 4th and 5th episodes, it's truly been a great ride. I love that Netflix released this season in its entirety...I hope to see more of this type of thing in the future. 

 

"House of Cards" - 8.6/10

 

post #12590 of 16041
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"Flight" [8.4/10]: I didn't really know what to expect from this film. I enjoyed it. Best performance by Denzel Washington ("Safe House" was pretty good though...) in a while. The story was very engaging. I cared about what happened to the characters. Kelly Reilly is hot!

 

THX, I think that will be next!

post #12591 of 16041
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Originally Posted by DLeeWebb View Post

"Flight" [8.4/10]: I didn't really know what to expect from this film. I enjoyed it. Best performance by Denzel Washington ("Safe House" was pretty good though...) in a while. The story was very engaging. I cared about what happened to the characters. Kelly Reilly is hot!

 

THX, I think that will be next!

post #12592 of 16041
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This new film version is much more true to the original P.K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale"; the first movie was more of a "loose adaptation".

 

 

I loved the new one. Still I think the Arnold original became more of a cultural icon. The movie was groundbreaking and original and came at a time when movie goers took notice. The movie maybe didn't age all that well, and if a kid saw it today for the first time, he may wonder what the big deal was.

 

We were in the prime time of seeing crazy edits and tough guys in crazy situations. I really thought that this new one would throw more insider tributes for fans of the original to laugh over. The only one I recall was the middle-aged gal in line at the airport. It reminded me of the "mask" in the first one.

 

All and all though I look forward to seeing the remake again. I think it's hard to follow-up and improve on big-hits from years past. Could you even imagine if they tried to re-do The 5th Element again? Very tough and a heavy gamble. beerchug.gif

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

I've had some interesting discussions with friends about the merits of watching an entire season on dvd/streaming/bluray at your own pace vs. watching it during it's actual run on television where you are forced to wait a week in between installments. Having had such amazingly fun experiences watching shows like "24", "The Sopranos", "Lost", "Dexter", and a couple others in "binge" fashion vs watching them week to week, I'm clearly in the camp that prefers the binges. Many of you may have seen the ads for House of Cards, a series that Netflix has produced independently and that is now available on Netflix streaming...I started watching this a few days ago simply out of curiosity and I'm hooked on it big time. I just finished up episode 10 out of 13 total and it's a great ride. I've been a fan of Kevin Spacey for some time, and other than his take on Lex Luthor in the Superman remake, Ive always felt he delivered the goods. This may be my favorite role of his...the character of Francis Underwood was seemingly written exactly for him. Aside from a slight slow down in the 4th and 5th episodes, it's truly been a great ride. I love that Netflix released this season in its entirety...I hope to see more of this type of thing in the future. 

 

"House of Cards" - 8.6/10

 

 

Watching them whenever you want is vastly superior. Keeps you in the zone longer and you don´t need this time wasting this and that happened or this will happen in next episode junk. Not to mention the god damn commercial CRAP!!!!

 

How can that even be a discussion? What are the pros having to wait a week to see the next episode? It´s so 90s it´s not even funny. Overall tv as a media is totally outdated. In the future I would like to see an entire pay per view or streaming setup. I don´t have HDTV and that is because I feel 95 % of what is broadcasted in my 12 channels or so  is pure crap. And in nine of these there is commercials everywhere!

post #12594 of 16041
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Originally Posted by DLeeWebb View Post

"Flight" [8.4/10]: I didn't really know what to expect from this film. I enjoyed it. Best performance by Denzel Washington ("Safe House" was pretty good though...) in a while. The story was very engaging. I cared about what happened to the characters. Kelly Reilly is hot!

 

THX, I think that will be next!

You're welcome...it's definitely worth the time Robert Zemeckis did a great job with this story....

post #12595 of 16041

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010): 6/10

 

It's awfully messy and its surrealistic flourishes fail more often than they succeed, but it's still a nice film, especially for fans of Serge Gainsbourg, or for people who at least are interested in the man. That said, you do really need to have a pretty firm awareness of Serge's life to follow along--if you weren't familiar with him, you wouldn't know, for instance, that Jane Birkin is his primary love interest in this film. I don't think she's ever mentioned once by name, despite being a fairly major character. 

 

The best thing about the film is Eric Elmosnino's performance as Gainsbourg--it's one of those performances where the actor becomes the person, and Eric nails just about everything about Gainsbourg, from his voice to his look to his body language. It's a fantastic effort, and is probably the film's saving grace. Ultimately I'd recommend it, but with reservations.

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"House of Cards" - 8.6/10

 

10/10. Bests The West Wing and The News Room. Perhaps I'm being overzealous here, but running through the first season,

I completely fell in love with this series. Netflix has set the precedent for what 'new media' is all about.

 

I agree that this role fits Kevin Spacey perfectly. The supporting cast is also fantastic. The entire direction, cinematography,

dialogue, etc is superb.

 

IMO, it's easily the best new series of the year and likewise, the best television drama of 2013.

post #12597 of 16041

An Unfinished Life.

 

Typical Lasse Hallström feel good movie. Jennifer Lopez does her best to ruin every scene she has. She is totally owned by her daughter in every scene they got together but past that it´s quite enjoyable.

Not one of Hallströms better movies perhaps but still enjoyable as ever.

 

7,5/10

post #12598 of 16041

"Battleship" [0.0/10]: Sorry, what a pathetic excuse for a film. Couldn't get through it, even as a "free" Saturday night HBO movie. Complete waste of time...

post #12599 of 16041
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

 

Watching them whenever you want is vastly superior. Keeps you in the zone longer and you don´t need this time wasting this and that happened or this will happen in next episode junk. Not to mention the god damn commercial CRAP!!!!

 

How can that even be a discussion? What are the pros having to wait a week to see the next episode? It´s so 90s it´s not even funny. Overall tv as a media is totally outdated. In the future I would like to see an entire pay per view or streaming setup. I don´t have HDTV and that is because I feel 95 % of what is broadcasted in my 12 channels or so  is pure crap. And in nine of these there is commercials everywhere!

 

I'm with ya...my friends who do prefer the weekly episodic thing say that they like the opportunity to discuss each episode prior to the next installment. I personally don't really care much about that. I am all for the "binge" viewing thing. 

 

That being said, I jsut finished up the series today....I'm going to change my rating to 9.2/10, cause the last four episodes were unbelievably good. Whoever writes this show is underpaid. 

 

I just read that Netflix invested 100 million in the production and marketing of this series...that is HUGE, and much, much more than I figured they were on the hook for. I heard they are moving forward with S2 already, so apparently this has really paid off for them. This was a fantastically entertaining ride and I would love to see more shows release in this manner. 

 

What a great ride...

post #12600 of 16041
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Idiocracy is fantastic, seriously. 

 

 

 

They say the best humor is based at least in part on a truth...Mike Judge hit that on the head!

 

If you check out House of Cards, let us know what you think...it far surpassed any expectations I had for it. 

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