OT: Let's talk about movies and TV - Part XXI

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  1. Lshap

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    The holiday season means it's movie season!
     
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    Just a couple episodes into Bodyguard on Netflix and I'm really enjoying it.
     
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    Red Sparrow, great little old time Russia/USA spy flick.
     
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    Anyone finish up the last season of House of Cards? I kept falling asleep on the first two episodes of Season 6 -- I hope it picks up otherwise, well it'll help with my sleep debt.
     
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    Do you really ever sleep?:laugh:
     
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    Watch it till the end, you won't regret it, it's fantastic.
     
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    I think the first half of the show is better than its second one.

    But, I do agree, it's a show that is worth watching. No doubt about it.
     
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    I'm about to watch this:

     
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    Narcos Mexico started today... overload of excellent shows to watch
     
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    I finished House of Cards. It felt scaled down compared to previous seasons and the ending was below expectations. I didn't feel the pressure ramp up as in past seasons, it went sideways a lot and Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear didn't have enough evil in them to be convincing as grand master villains. It looks like the show did not recover all that well from losing Spacey who was a pillar in the series. The writing on the 6th season appeared to be a patch job to try and find a shortcut to a dramatic ending -- and what they chose to do is so highly improbable that it became ridiculous.

    Glad it's over and too bad they were never able to make up for losing Spacey.
     
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    Watched most of Orson Welles' lost film 'The Other Side of the Wind' last night on Netflix. Glad they finally released it. I really liked it. It's arty as eff but if you like 'F is For Fake' then I'm sure you'll like this one. Same league. They did a really good job editing it I found. Technically it's first rate. An absolute masterclass. Welles as a technician was as good as the best i.e. your Hitchcocks and your Kubricks.

    Who knows what the hell it's all about though lol. Kind of like F is for Fake it's very disorienting and 'meta'. Doing this in the 70s though it feels fresh and innovative. Feels like a precursor to a Charlie Kaufman film. Even one like 'Synechdoche' but not as architecturally daunting. I can see people despising it but even as arty as it is I found it quite watchable and even quite exhilirating at times. It's amazing how innovative he was. To go from 'Kane' to this one is quite an impressive arc.
     
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    Went to FB2 with the wife, had little to do with Fantastic Beasts and was a muddled Harry Potter Prequel which is where I assume the franchise is going but pretending to be something else in the meantime

    Tried to be 2 movies at once and failed
     
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    I quit after season 3. The appeal of the show was how devious Frank was(and Claire) and it was that for the first two seasons but once Frank became President, that whole third season, they were fairly decent once in office. And that frustrated me a lot. I wanted to see President Evil but I didn't get that. I don't know if it gets better with Season 4 but I have not felt the need to go back because of how disappointing Seasson 3 was.
     
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    I started watching Riverdale. It's entertaining but it's pretty much Desperate Housewives-type cliches with seemingly perfect people having a dark past. When the Quaterback having an affair with the older female teacher passes for suspense well...there you you go. There are so many shows like these, it's like a genre into itself "Small Town Murder Mysteries". Teen Wolf was like this too.
     
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    What did you think of it?

    I saw it at Fantasia last summer along with 2 other films that were using the same "screen life" approach. I actually wrote about it here: Fantasia 2018 : le cinéma à l’ère du numérique
     
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    This sounds like a low common denominator fare that fuels Netflix on those weeks where there are no big releases.

    I think I've only seen one endorsement of the show by one of our posters but he never provided a reason why:

    I can't speak to it and had not planned on watching -- I guess I need an incentive.
     
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    Do you have a list of shows you're targeting? Would be interesting to know which shows are attracting your attention and why.

    If more of us can do this, we might uncover some shows or movies we haven't been paying enough attention to.
     
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    I heard good things about it. The appeal for me was seeing a dark version of the Archie gang but instead found the same cliches. The good ones reveal to be bad, the jerks ends up being bad to hide a fragile interior. I swear there's this character the alpha girl lead cheerleader with the red head is the same character as the other bitchy red head from Teen Wolf. In Teen Wolf after showing herself to be the top bitch, she ended up with the geek and if i was a betting man, the bad rich red head will end up with Jugghead when it's all said and done. In a World where Stranger Things exist, they should have tried harder.
     
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    I admit to watching it too. I was curious at first, a dark spin to Archie. Could be interesting. But it's pretty meh..That said, I still watch it. I think a reason why is I don't have to fully focus on the show. So I usually put an episode on while cooking, cleaning, working.
     
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    Keep watching then, it's not what happens! Lol
     
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    Once I heard Jughead didn't have the crown I knew it wasn't for me.
     
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    New Narcos for sure, just because I love watching about the drug trade.

    Just watched Haunting at Hill House which I enjoyed.

    About to start Homecoming on Prime, seems like a good thriller.

    Just finished Bodyguard, which got some praise on here and it was a real good show.

    Little Drummer on AMC starts next week I believe. Solid cast and it's about spies and murder....so I'm in lol
     
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    He has some form of crown. lol
     
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    wrong thread
     
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    Narcos Mexico: 7.8/10

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald : 7/10 Not as good as the 1st but still decent despite being a bit long.
     
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