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Hey, a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm just came out.
@Maximus , our TV series preferences are almost identical so trust me when I tell you to give Westworld another chance.
I also second your take on Narcos, but I was really disappointed in season 1 of Narcos Mexico and not sure if I will give the second season a try anytime soon.
Hot take: IMO Snowfall is better than Narcos
Snowfall is in my backlog also, lol
Also, on a side note, not sure if anyone has a TV show tracker to keep track of everything (haha), but I use iShows for the iPhone.
Finished Locke and Key.
On the whole, I enjoyed it. Some serious cheese in a couple of places, and one or two of the characters' writing and/or acting are shaky (Rufus in particular, IMO), but the central concept is solid, the magic is fun, and the twists are fairly decent (though I called the lead-in to season 2 early on in ep. 10).
Doesn't quite have the legs of a Stranger Things, I don't think, but I'll give season 2 a go when it comes out.
Wow, found this way far - 5 pages down.
Finished The Outsider. Goes into well done and recommend file.
Better call Saul s5 is well underway and as always top notch. Looking forward to a few soon returning shows. Ozark, Westerwold, Billions. Fargo too, I think. Watched a few episodes of Briarpatch - haven’t made up my mind. Saved Dispatches from Elsewhere - ads piqued my interest.
What people think about High Maintenance? Got to watch it baked because otherwise these stories wouldn’t make sense, like out-of-focus or something.
I enjoyed it too and also figured out that last twist. The cheese is definitely on purpose. Fun little adventure story.
Netflix actually makes quite a few shows in the SciFi/Fantasy realm that are surprisingly good. Most of them have their minor flaws, but each show taken as a whole is strong. You mentioned Stranger Things and Locke and Key. And of course, there’s The Witcher. I’ve also enjoyed Another Life and Lost in Space (that was a big surprise to me)
Currently, I’m enjoying Travelers. Next up will be Altered Carbon.
Travelers is great, but heads up they cancel the series on a cliffhanger which is really annoying.
Season 1 of Altered Carbon was incredible too. Just started the 2nd season.
I'm rewatching Lost and loving every minute of it. Also late to to the party and finally started The Wire. Loving it so far especially being in Law Enforcement. Few episodes into S3 right now.
Recently watched Chernobyl (HBO miniseries). Certain almost all of you did also.
Just brilliantly chilling.
My understanding was that it wasn't really a cliffhanger, but it had closed this "chapter" of the series while creating a lead-in to another chapter. You don't necessarily have to do the next chapter. I'll find out soon enough I guess.
Booksmart (2019, Olivia Wilde) - 3.5/5
Funny, on-point, sweet, great production.
The Gentlemen (2020, Guy Pierce) - 2.5/5
Sloppily slick, poor production. Meh.
Emma. (2020, Autumn de Wilde) - 3/5
Well-made, nice performances, funny, charming.
Vanity Fair released some new stills from the upcoming Dune movie in December.
It looks perfect and I am very hyped for this.
Behold Dune: A New Look at Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, and More
You should try Project Blue Book on History Channel.
How was Witcher? Have not started but pondering it. Also heard that the Dracula 3 parter is really good.
And again, for those of y'all that have no idea of who Alfie Solomon is, you need to find out.
Everything else has been such a disappointment regarding Dune. Am afraid to believe the hype.
As long as this has a background layering of like....50 electric guitars while Chalamet is riding a sandworm, I'm good.
It’s Denis Villeneuve. I guarantee you it will be exceptional.
After seeing Blade Runner I'll watch pretty much anything Villeneuve makes
Oscar Isaac looks like he will knock it out of the park as Duke Leto. He's got big shoes to fill in for Hurt and Prochnow, but I think he'll do spectacularly.
He’s a master. Best director in the business.
I thought Blade Runner 2049 was ok... but that doesn't distinguish it from the original. I think both are overhyped, and I'm a huge sci-fi fan. Arrival, however...
I love Dune. I'm just happy to have a competent director who isn't prone to melodrama (the way Lynch was) do an adaptation. This is going to be 2 movies, though. They're also doing a spin-off which will have Villeneuve at the director of the pilot.
Eh, going to be honest. Blade Runner II did not do much for me.
But will probably not be able to help myself and get geeked up for dune. After all, who can deny the spice?
Villeneuve has a complete total commitment to quality, from his actors to editing to score to cinematography. You know when you watch a movie and think “that was good, but it would have been better if they did this and that”? Well he’s the guy that does the this and that; No shortcuts. And more impressively, he does it with ballsy movies, too, like a Blade Runner sequel, a Dune remake, extraterrestrial contact, Montreal university shooting, and so on.
Have you seen his other films like Sicaro, Prisoners, Arrival, Incendies? That's another reason I love his work and don't care for say Scorcese or Nolan: his films, style, and subject matter vary significantly. One year it's a movie about kidnapping and hostages, the next year it's the war on drugs, and the next year it's freakin' aliens. This guy's first film is a black & white dramatization of the '89 Montreal Massacre, and then a decade later he's doing color-drenched neo-noir sci-fi.
Mastering the Movie Color Palette: Denis Villeneuve
I think sequels—especially those to an original which had a complete conclusion—are limited in their ability to achieve significance (sans James Cameron). Making a film better than the original Blade Runner would have basically been impossible. Blade Runner 2049 is far from one of my favorite movies, and it didn't really change much in me, but it was impeccably crafted and just a pleasure to watch (and re-watch).
Agreed about sequels, although like I said... I wasn’t amazed by the original either. They’re good movies, but people sometimes talk about the original as one of the best science fiction movies, period, and the sequel too. I just don’t think they get up that high.
Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back are a case where the sequel was able to achieve that significance even though the first was a completed story.
Did you see the original Blade Runner or the director’s cut? The original has this awful narration by Harrison Ford that makes it a completely different movie.
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