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

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  1. Lafleurs Guy

    Lafleurs Guy RIP Fugu

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    Hauer and Rickman would be two very different kinds of villains. Hauer was pure physical intimidation. Great actor.

    And God bless him for making Hobo With a Shotgun.

    Well, I thought it was cool. Certainly better than season 2.

    Don't know about the Netflix show but that song kicks ass.

    Pulp Fiction ftw. But this might be his best since.
     
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    overlords #DefundCBC

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    I don't see where the praise is coming from. This looks painfully ordinary, and I'm a Patrick Stewart fan. Remove him from the trailer and nobody gives 2 ****s about how generic that plot line sounds.
     
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    peate Good grief!

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    Isn't that true for most remakes. To see the original cast members always pleases fans. As far as the show itself, we'll see. I'm cautiously optimistic though.
     
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    Lshap Hardline Moderate

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    Removing Patrick Stewart from "Picard" would be like removing Spider-Man from... well... Spider-Man. The show and the main character are one. With Stewart in the role of Jean-Luc Picard, we know we're getting a cerebral show, which can't really be presented effectively in a trailer.

    The show still might suck, but I'm hoping their willingness to frame a series around this particular character is a recognition of the need for smarter, deeper stories.
     
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    When is he not?? :laugh:
     
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    I started watching Snowfall last week, I was laid up in bed with sciatica nerve issues (brutal), so I was able to finish in pretty quick.

    Big fan, looking forward to Wednesday's episode.

    I think i'm going to get into "Vikings" as my next show
     
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    peate Good grief!

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    You might like Black Sails, pirates and stuff.
     
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    I did watch an episode at my buddy's house...looked interesting.

    Thanks for the reminder
     
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    Rickman was superb! Not always a villain but any role was done spot on. He stole the movie for me in Galaxy Quest,he was hilarious.
     
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    If anyone hasn't seen "Free Solo" go ahead and watch that.



    Made me sweat just watching it.
     
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    It's rather long and drawn out,slow to be polite,interesting,but not historically accurate.
     
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    Vikings lost steam for me after the first few seasons. Black Sails opens stunningly but peters out badly in Season 4, its final season.
     
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    sandviper No Ragrets

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    Completed Daredevil season 3. Excellent season and sucks it’s now cancelled.

    Watched The Lion King this evening and enjoyed it a lot. Not sure why the critics hated it so much, but I liked it. I suppose it stayed pretty true to the original which some didn’t like, but I had no problem with it.
     
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    I appreciate your post. You could have gone mad that I hated and denigrated the ST season so much but you simply told me what you liked about it and even though I did not like it, I get it now why some people liked it. You're a good poster buddy, don't ever change. :thumbu:
     
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    Kimota ROY DU NORD!!!

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    You noticed this as well? Sometime it feels like a bunch of separate scenes instead of one continuing story.
     
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    Currently watching season 2 of Dark. It's been quite an awesome journey so far, and I can't wait to see where episode 4 leads next. It's so convoluted, suspenseful, and mysterious. Quite the mix of emotions watching it and trying to piece the puzzle, or should I say puzzles together.

    Absolutely loving it.
     
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    Not really. Removing Picard from a Picard show would be closer to your comparison, and yeah that'd be pretty stupid. People said the same thing about tons of characters/roles, just look at Blade and Wesley Snipes. I said that the trailer as a whole and how it represents the story is about as generic as you can possibly imagine, and that if it wasn't for a singular actor being present, nobody would be interested because it looks bad. You need to hope that Stewart works some of his thespian magic, which at his age, is doubtful, or that the writers put something down that is orders of magnitude deeper than what the preview suggests. And SyFy isn't exactly chock full of success stories, you know? Outside of BG, anyway. :dunno:

    Not trying to bring anybody down, was just dumbstruck at people (here and around the net) praising a very nothing trailer. I'd like a serious, intellectual Picard series as much as the next guy, but I think they're probably 5-10 years too late on getting what they'd need out of Stewart and likely undershooting the writing budget here.
     
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    peate Good grief!

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    Summer is for re-watching old favorites. Did Penny Dreadful, Eva Green so good in that. Now another short one, Rome. Also great comedic values I missed the first time.
     
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    Does freedom of expression say anything?
     
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    Kimota ROY DU NORD!!!

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    Really you sensed that the showrunners/writers loved Eva and the character she was playing, they pushed her to the limit but she delivered in spades, she was pretty bold, down to the nudity. Just accepting to do that. I don't know if it's a European/French thing but I cannot imagine much American actresses willing to go that far.
     
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    peate Good grief!

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    Interesting that you brought that up, was reading some quotes from her the other day: Here's one from her nude scenes in The Creamers.

    • [about the sex scenes in The Dreamers (2003):] It must be very shocking for the American people, but what I don't understand is why they are so crazy about that. I don't understand why you can't see naked people on screen but we can see a baby being killed. It's quite strange. They're too puritan, too uptight. [February 5, 2004]
     
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    I don't think we've seen a lot of posts about Dark recently. I don't recall too many.

    How was Season 1?
     
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    David Spade's new talk show on Comedy Central made its debut on Monday.

    Most if not all of the late night comedy we're seeing has a heavy political bent. If you're tired of it, this nightly half hour show might be worth a try.

    Saw the first instalment. It had some moments, esp. when Jeff Ross was involved. The other stuff looked a lot like we've seen on other shows where there are several comedians making jokes off each other's droppings. But, it's a first show and my experience with late night shows that debut, is that they're always going to be a little chaotic and wobbly at first and eventually, they find their groove and the quality improves.

    An overview:

    Comedy Central said the program, “Lights Out with David Spade” would debut after its signature “The Daily Show” Monday, July 29 at 11:30 p.m. eastern. The series, will follow Trevor Noah’s evening program Monday through Thursday each week.

    “Lights Out” is something different for Comedy Central – a program in the post “Daily” slot that doesn’t center on political discussion. For years, the Viacom-owned cable outlet has followed “Daily” with variations on its theme: comedic program that analyze the day’s social and political headlines. “Lights Out” will fill a place previously occupied by Stephen Colbert’s “Colbert Report,” Larry Wilmore’s “Nightly Show” and Jordan Klepper’s “The Opposition.”

    Spade is expected to focus instead on news about popular culture. The series will include a rotating group of Spade’s comedian and celebrity friends, while also making use of sketches and field segments.

    David Spade’s New Late-Night Show, ‘Lights Out,’ Debuts July 29 on Comedy Central
     
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    Great. Really, I don't have much negative to say about this show. Must watch in my opinion.
     
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