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#226 2020-01-06 07:32:02

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#227 2020-01-12 10:44:16

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Re: What are you watching right now?

Finished Unbelievable. Recommended! Although the title is somewhat unimaginative.
A good mix of troubled teenager drama + crime procedural.
Good acting alround.
I particularly liked that America & Americans seem to be portrayed slightly more realistically than usually. Not everybody is under 30, bodybuilt and/or close to anorexic. Surroundings aren't either dirty slum or upper middle class suburb, just normal towns, shops etc.
Also: it has an ending. No cliffhangers for a possible season 2.
Oh, and it's based on a real story.

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#228 2020-01-13 01:20:49

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ohnonot wrote:

A good mix of troubled teenager drama + crime procedural.
Good acting alround.
I particularly liked that America & Americans seem to be portrayed slightly more realistically than usually. Not everybody is under 30, bodybuilt and/or close to anorexic. Surroundings aren't either dirty slum or upper middle class suburb, just normal towns, shops etc.
Also: it has an ending. No cliffhangers for a possible season 2.
Oh, and it's based on a real story.

You've just described nearly every Hollywood film of the '70s, '80s and early '90s that wasn't sci-fi or fantasy or historical or some combination of those (I'm looking at you, Excalibur). Look how far we've progressed! monkey

-edit- Michael Douglas films excluded. You do not want to be in a Korean corner store with him (Falling Down), you do not want to be his wife in the kitchen (Fatal Attraction), you do not want to be his police partner on a case in Japan (Black Rain), you do not want to be part of his expensive birthday party (The Game), and you do not want to be Danny Devito in South America (Romancing the Stone). No good will come of it, except for the good of glorious cinema.

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#229 2020-01-17 02:37:28

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Re: What are you watching right now?

KENOBI - A Star Wars Fan Film

https://youtu.be/3uDwjIBR9s4

Kind of reminds me of that Metal Gear fan film a few years ago.


It is another beautiful day at the Red Pony Saloon and continual soiree.  - Henry Standing Bear

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#230 2020-01-17 03:01:43

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To click or not to click, that is the question.

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
Disney's slings and arrows of outrageous fortune?

Or to take arms against a Sea of Prequel troubles.

And by opposing them? To die by Lightsaber. To sleep, snuggling with Jabba.




I could go on, it's a long speech, and Star Wars died with me 2/3rds of the way through Return of the Jedi. It died with me here first, I think. Not this scene, this is a good scene. Just pretty much everything after this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uEXykAHRJ0

I've never watched the Mandalorian. I'm fairly confident that this is a typical scene in it.

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#231 2020-01-17 03:17:49

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Cringe Star Wars from Ep VI, and this is years before fake ghost Vader.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHmsRBeiSTw

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#232 2020-01-17 03:24:04

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You don't like Return of the Jedi??  Dang..

We saw episode 9 and I liked it way better than 7 & 8.  The thing about them is they have no re-watchable value to me though.  We rewatch episodes 1-6 and all the side stories (rogue one, solo, mandalorian) all the time.  I even have a soft spot for the 2 ewok movies.  Now the wookie Christmas special requires a serious fade to get into.


It is another beautiful day at the Red Pony Saloon and continual soiree.  - Henry Standing Bear

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#233 2020-01-17 03:25:38

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Sorry, one more post on the subject. The film was going so well until then. Camp, but fun and cool. Bobba Fett...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRh5wPCq1DA

Two more, this scene is iconic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmpN_gai2yI

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#234 2020-01-17 03:44:46

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Why is Empire the best Star Wars film ever made to date? Because of scenes like this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKYK1xt-kKo

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#235 2020-01-17 05:11:32

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Batman, Brave and the Bold (2008-2011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz9SfA8 … D_6soTh9kc

Guten abend. Let's ride it again, daddy.

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#236 2020-01-17 18:06:51

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^ I'm binge watching it, as I haven't ever watched it before. It's maybe the best audio/visual experience I've ever had, up there with Blade Runner. The visuals are intense, the soundtrack is inspired and the comedy is hysterical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cYp9-a … &index=359

Make YouTube watchable on Firefox...

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo … r-youtube/

-edit- Movie references are plentiful. Two visuals in that 'toon, the Batplane descending is from Blade Runner and the Doc suspended by a rope over lava is Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

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