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#251 2020-02-04 06:07:12

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Re: What are you watching right now?

It's been getting harshed on by online critics. To political (anti-Trump, and is that *gasp* Patrick's influence?), spoils the "happy family" ethos of Rodenberry (the Federation is now suspicious and anti-... blah blah blah), Matrix special effects in the  one scene, etc...

They borrow from all sorts of science fiction, and I loved the references. Plot's moving too quickly, and too many subplots? Good, let's get this show going, this is a season-long movie and we've only seen the first 40 minutes.

I loved the production, it is really, really good in my book, and Stewart elevates everyone's acting to a point where I can watch it. Highly entertaining.

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#252 2020-02-04 08:07:30

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Re: What are you watching right now?

^ how on earth or for that matter the galaxy did they bring trump into a star trek show. Hopefully its not centered around US politics too much, would spoil it for me.

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#253 2020-02-05 14:27:20

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Re: What are you watching right now?

Avenue 5

anyone watching this?

I didnt give it much hope to start with but the comedy is not half bad, has the all annoying Karen making for good plot side track. I like wacky comedy like this, little bit dark and stupid.

I cant help but think they are poking fun at Elon Musk in this show.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10234362/

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#254 2020-02-06 00:47:10

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Re: What are you watching right now?

clusterF wrote:

^ how on earth or for that matter the galaxy did they bring trump into a star trek show. Hopefully its not centered around US politics too much, would spoil it for me.

Well, there's a scene where immigrant children are being held in cages.

I'm joking, it's clickbait reviewers analyzing how, in this version of Star Trek, The Federation is being portrayed ATM as isolationist and suspicious of alien races. Also [SPOILER] that Picard has resigned as a result of a Federation decision in this vein that he strongly objected to. It's not gone into depth at all (5 minutes at most) and it's just a setup for later episodes at this point, so it's a lot to project onto an hour long episode, and the premier at that, where we have no idea yet where the stories are going, which is why I'm calling it clickbait.

Definitely watch the free premier episode, I think it's cool.

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#255 2020-02-06 13:46:10

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^ I watched the 1st and 2nd episodes and could not see anything you mention about children in cages, unless i missed it? So far all i can gather is there is a threat of synthetic life forms made from data and the romulans have a super super secret sect that no one knows about until now.

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#256 2020-02-07 02:38:45

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clusterF wrote:

^ I watched the 1st and 2nd episodes and could not see anything you mention about children in cages, unless i missed it?

Read the rest of my post, my next statement was "I'm joking."

So far all i can gather is there is a threat of synthetic life forms made from data and the romulans have a super super secret sect that no one knows about until now.

SPOILER!!!!!! And they have a Borg cube that they're re-engineering in some way, and that the only surviving neural imprint of even a part of Data is a cloned living-tissue android who is integral to the Romulan/Borg project, and that her twin sister, created in the cloning process, and only other partial copy of Data was just murdered in front of Picard after she found him because she had visions and then her boyfriend was brutally murdered by an unknown assassin squad during her attempted kidnapping where she ended up Bourne Identity murdering the assassins.

It's a good premier, right? I haven't seen Ep2 yet. No spoilers, please.

And one more mention for composer Jeff Russo, Exec Producer Sir Patrick Stewart and the entire cinematography/audio team. I said this was the best Star Trek I'd ever seen. I mean that is some of the best cinema that I've ever seen. The opening scene alone has levels of images, audio and dialog that achieve Blade Runner levels of perfection. The opening credits and music after that are flipping GORGEOUS!

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#257 2020-02-07 14:28:26

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^ its not bad, im not very pleased with how they preview the future episodes in the end credits. I was expecting episode 2 to have the details of the ending preview of episode one, but that did not happen, so as it stands im seeing previews from probably episodes 4-5 maybe 6. They are going to drag this series out to atleast 16 episodes maybe?. I would rather not know what is going to happen in future episodes, just tell the story as it comes per episode. Dont come in my face after each episode.

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#258 2020-02-10 05:28:26

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Re: What are you watching right now?

Minions 2 - Trailer

https://youtu.be/3Y9XeruN5RY


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#259 2020-02-10 06:01:10

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^ Well, I did like the Stones "Can't Get Always Get What You Want" or whatever-it's-called track for the stone scene.

Sabotage by Beastie Boys is a little played though (thanks, JJ).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3_4PoRwRTM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PaUTnk9k9Y

Live on Letterman, 1994...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ5yKJlhbiA

Official video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5rRZdiu1UE

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#260 2020-02-25 10:40:45

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Eight Legged Freaks | 2002

Trailer = Chased By Giant Spiders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rXoq2e-Ots

such a fun movie.

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Another fun movie i watched recently was The Escape Room 2019. Macabre fun, edge of your seat stuff especially the pool room.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dSKUoV0SNI

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Ok i can forgive eight legged freaks for being b-grade fun, but after watching the below vid, im feeling a little bit dumber. I did pick up a lot of the stupid scenes in the movie but overall i thought it was ok. This just proves it could be done a lot better.

Everything Wrong With Escape Room In 17 Minutes Or Less

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=700REaVlgBA

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#261 2020-03-08 15:47:29

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Re: What are you watching right now?

Steve has uploaded a new MRE video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=562nQKR3_3M


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#262 2020-03-21 20:47:55

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Time on my hands, time to binge watch old Top Gear.

Many to choose from, the Jaguar E-Type/Ode to Britain episode is a favorite of mine, and many Stig laps, but I'm going with the last part of Vietnam...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyBl9vf8Td0

"Have a beer."



E-type/Eagle/Ode to Britain...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66owXqZaexs

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#263 2020-03-22 01:49:37

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#264 2020-03-22 03:27:01

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Mythic Quest.

Rally enjoyable, I particularly like the C.W. Longbottom character.


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#265 2020-03-22 08:47:28

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^ some glorious lines in this, I seriously LOLd. So, is the rest just as funny as the trailer? Actually, I think I will ask my favorite pirate captain that question...

That was amazing.
+1 for commercial comedy!

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#266 2020-03-23 20:18:37

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hi, Zombieland double tap for me
so refreshing


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#267 2020-03-23 22:30:48

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#268 2020-03-23 23:07:18

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Re: What are you watching right now?

A couple of interesting videos to help pass waste the time

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THIS IS ABOUT:

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, directed by Jon Foy, is a 2011 independent documentary film about the Toynbee tile phenomenon. The film was selected for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary category, and Foy won the category's Directing Award.

The Toynbee tiles (also called Toynbee plaques) are messages of unknown origin found embedded in asphalt of streets in about two dozen major cities in the United States and four South American cities. Since the 1980s, several hundred tiles have been discovered. They are generally about the size of an American license plate (roughly 30 by 15 cm or 12 by 6 in), but sometimes considerably larger.

Philadelphia residents Justin Duerr, Jon Foy, Colin Smith, and Steve Weinik began work on the film in 2005, seeking to find the source of the tiles and the meaning of the message.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MAsB_tJ_jk

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THIS IS ABOUT:

In the Realms of the Unreal is a 2004 documentary film directed by Jessica Yu about American outsider artist Henry Darger (1892–1973).

An obscure janitor during his life, Darger is known for the posthumous discovery of his elaborate 15,145-page fantasy manuscript entitled The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred watercolor paintings and other drawings illustrating the story.

The film won the National Film Board Award for Best Documentary at the 2004 Vancouver International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary Screenplay from the Writers Guild of America.


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

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#269 2020-03-24 08:55:07

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Re: What are you watching right now?

^ & ^^ I wish people would add a few words of description to their video links.
What a waste of bandwidth that was mad

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#270 2020-03-25 02:19:13

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Re: What are you watching right now?

^Do your YouTube links start playing immediately? Surely you can read the page a bit before clicking the play button?


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#271 2020-03-25 05:26:54

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^ you mean actually open the YT page? Even worse!
OK, only joking. I forgot to mention that of course I always use mpv + youtube-dl  ops
But I stand by it: simply throwing out YT links without context or description is not very ... communicative.

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#272 2020-03-25 20:14:54

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Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia


In November 1939, when Finland was invaded by the Soviet Union, no one expected that this tiny nation could resist the largest military force in the world. And no one anticipated that 1939 would be one of the coldest winters in recorded history, what historians have called a frozen hell. Filmed on the old battlefields in Finland and Russia, Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia dramatically depicts the intensity of the warfront and the homefront. Outnumbered and outgunned, Finns knew this war was not about changing the borders between nations; it was a total war for the very existence of a people. The Winter War involved all of Finland's people - including its women who organized themselves into a unique corps called Lotta Svard. Their fierce resistance changed the course of World War II and saved a democracy. Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia is a timeless story of courage against all odds, of a people united to preserve their freedom. This high-definition documentary film features authentic re-enactments of the Soviet Union's invasion of Finland and Finland's spirited 105-day defense in a "frozen hell". Beginning with the aerial bombardment of Helsinki, fires rage in the city and dazed citizens run for their lives. Poorly equipped Finnish troops face a massive Red Army attack almost three times larger than the Allied landing at Normandy on D-Day. The Russians are confident of a quick victory. A Finnish poet, an American volunteer ambulance driver, and contemporary journalists and soldiers on both sides of the conflict give accounts, many from war diaries translated into English for the first time. Historians provide unique insight and perspective. Rare archive footage, enhanced by meticulous attention to historical detail in re-creating scenes, reveals the improvised Finnish defense with Molotov cocktails and crowbars and a unique female corps called Lotta Svard. Outnumbered and outgunned, Finns knew the war was not about territory; it was a total war for their very existence as a people, and as temperatures descend to 50 below zero, their mastery of winter becomes a strategic advantage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byro0-288AU

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#273 2020-03-25 20:50:06

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^ OK, that was quite the description!

@ohnonot, of course your right, sorry! I'll edit my last post for the benefit of future clickers.

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#274 2020-03-25 21:15:59

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Re: What are you watching right now?

Like wise - have added descriptions of sorts to the youtube videos I posted.

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#275 2020-03-27 08:41:55

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Thanks to both for adding short descriptions - and then some.

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