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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2019, 06:43:41 AM »
If you liked Get Out (as I did) and Lakieith Stanfield (as I do) - he's in 'Get Out' and hilarious in 'Atlanta' - you might enjoy a movie we saw over the holidays called "Sorry to Bother You." 

Written and directed by Boots Riley, a first time filmmaker, it is pretty entertaining for a debut.  It's not polished like 'Get Out' though.

My Brother-in-law is one of those voting/nominating members for the film awards shows, so our family holidays have become a kind of mini film festival with 20-30 academy screeners to watch over a few weeks time.  Really great to see stuff I wouldn't otherwise get to the theater to see.

Movies:
Get Out - Pscyhological Thriller that is so Intelligent - the twist at the end is a neat surprise worth waiting for
Imitation Game - biography of Alan Turing - using math and computers to solve encryption in war time; role of homophobia in recent history

TV Series:
Breaking Bad - Plot of a generally good, very bright individual trying to help his family that crosses a fine line and evolves into another character; great exposure to societal price of illicit drugs and effects on young, old, men and women; good musical score; Worth watching entire series second time
True Detective - Season 1 - Takes about 10 episodes to solve the crime - so not all neatly tied up in 1 hour like a usual TV series. Season 2 is completely different story and not in the same Class. The redeeming feature of Season 2 is the music of Leonard Cohen.
Silicon Valley - Comedy/Drama of life as a start up company in Silicon Valley


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« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2019, 07:20:13 AM »

I just binged Netflix' Russian Doll.  Dang that was far better than I'd expected.

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« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2019, 10:26:07 PM »
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. 9/10


might as well mention

In Bruges 9/10.
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« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2019, 11:41:39 PM »
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. 9/10


might as well mention

In Bruges 9/10.

You have a midget obsession? But yeah, both are great movies. I like Snatch as well.
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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2019, 08:14:44 AM »
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. 9/10

I saw that at the recommendation of a friend.

I thought it had some flashes of a really good movie, some really good scenes and characters, but that overall it didn't quite gel together and wasn't entirely satisfying.
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« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2019, 08:20:10 AM »
I just binged Netflix' Russian Doll.  Dang that was far better than I'd expected.

I agree.  When I started watching it I was thinking that there was a 80% chance it was going to be stupid and I wouldn't get through 2 episodes.  I'm glad I gave it a chance, it was a pretty good show.  Like groundhog day only darker with a better story.

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« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2019, 08:37:56 AM »
I really enjoyed HBO's Sharp Objects. Great writing, complex characters, and a wonderful cast (Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson killed it w/ their performances). It's a mini-series (~ 8 episodes), so not much commitment either.

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« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2019, 10:12:40 AM »
Hey all:

if you like crime thrillers & action movies, I've got two recommendations:

A). "HEAT", absolutely the best bank heist movie ever made, bar none.  Also, probably the best gun battle ever filmed.  A+ list actors, just incredibly well done all the way around.

B). "The Usual Suspects", great acting, engaging story line.  An incredible plot twist at the end.  Very well done!

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« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2019, 08:12:26 PM »
Currently watching:

“The Expanse”, Season 3
“Perfume”  Germain Film noire series (loved the book from Süsskind too)
“Russian Doll” - I agree it’s a great script
“ Babylon Berlin” - very athmosperical Film Noir/ crime (of course I am biased towards German TV series)
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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2019, 05:20:36 AM »
Thanks for the rec on Russian Doll - I enjoyed it and never would have checked it out otherwise

I just binged Netflix' Russian Doll.  Dang that was far better than I'd expected.

I agree.  When I started watching it I was thinking that there was a 80% chance it was going to be stupid and I wouldn't get through 2 episodes.  I'm glad I gave it a chance, it was a pretty good show.  Like groundhog day only darker with a better story.