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Netflix instant movie suggestions

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by abeezy21, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    Netflix just got the Robocop remake, and still has the original version as well. Nihilist Double Feature, anyone?
     
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    The Robocop remake was pretty terrible. Robocop 2 was better than that.

    The most important film of our time is Norwegian, Trollhunter. It's genius.


     
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  3. Kaplan

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    Original RoboCop is 5/5.

    Remake is 1/5.
     
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    After seeing Birdman clean up at the Oscars, this had to be watched. It is awesome. Also, I can't wait to watch Trollhunter.

    [​IMG]
     
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    This isn't a movie, but Mad Men is available for streaming on Netflix. My favorite show; I don't know how many times I've watched it through. This trailer for the final half season gave me tingles.

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    Holy shit Bloodline is good. Ben Mendelsohn is fantastic.
     
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    Just started last week. Halfway through, it's pretty good.
     
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    Really liking Bloodline, as well.
     
  9. Joffrey

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    Anyone watching Daredevil? I'm hooked!
     
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    I got through 2 episodes and it really didn't do anything for me YET. I will continue to watch.
     
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    Yes! All is Lost, with Robert Redford. He plays an aging sailor, navigating the Indian ocean single-handed when a floating cargo container rips a hole in his hull. The film is basically him fighting the elements and the gradually degrading seaworthiness of his vessel.

    It's a moving and suspenseful film.
     
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    I'm 3 eps into Bloodline and I don't recommend it.

    The guy who plays the black sheep brother is good, but that's it. The writing is lazy. And every episode they have some scene near the end that has zero context, but you know it will be clear the more you watch. They have done this kind of lazy teasing in every episode so far. 3 hrs into this and you can kind of barely see a hint at a plot. It's so fucking slow. Im going to watch 1 more eps then decide.

    I'm also pretty late to get into it, but I started watching Trailer Park Boys and it's very enjoyable.
     
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    All is lost is fucking amazing.
     
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    Bloodline was great (much better than 3rd season of the US House of Cards, for instance). It may benefit from bingeing, as it's true that some episodes are a bit slow. Overall I think the story could've been told just as well (or better, tighter) over 10 episodes instead of 13, but it was definitely worth a watch.



    I could've done without the last 5 minutes or so (and that one scene where someone is watching those two guys comming out of that house, also from the last episode).
     
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    What's Lazy about the writing? What I didn't like about the scenes you refer to is it killed some of the shock/surpise, but that was the intention. What's quite interesting and thought provoking is how they get there. I'm curious (nervous) about where they plan to take the show from where the season ends.
     
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    Two Sailing Docus:

    Wild Eyes, and Maidentrip, both about very young women determined to sail around the world, single-handed.

    Also really good so far: Tracks, a true story about a woman solo-trekking across Australia in the 1970s - already
    a better and more engaging that Wild, with Reese Witherspoon.
     
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    watching daredevil

    i wish people teaching actors mandarin would explain to them the concept of tones. it's like they're just memorizing words off a script
     
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    Why? No one that matters will notice.
     
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    It really bothers me. It would be like if you were watching a chinese movie where the actors had English lines but never bothered really learning what the vowels sound like

    Comes out sounding like gibberish and it takes you out of the scene especially when they're trying to convince you the actor is fluent in that language
     
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    I can imagine the writers sitting down and making a basic archetype for every character. "Ok, this one brother, he's a hothead. He gets angry all the time. The other brother, he's the responsible one. He wants everyone in the family to be harmonious. And the sister, she has needs something to hide...lets have her have an affair."

    And from that, you have one brother who is angry in like 60% of the scenes he is in. I watched the 4th episode, and he only has two scenes where he isn't holding a bottle of beer. John(responsible brother) has said "That would make mom upset" more times than I can count. And the flashbacks are a joke at this point. I saw the 4th episode and I think they had the dad have flashbacks of the little one 4 or 5 times in just one single episode, and they had 2-3 flashbacks of the same thing in the previous episode. It's just ridiculous. We have seen this character in flashbacks ~7 times and they have yet to speak a single word about this character. This is not the way to build anticipation.

    Danny only confronted the Dad in the ending of the 4th episode. This is the main conflict of the show and only begins after 4 long agonizing hours. That would be fine if the 4 hours was filled with character development and a fleshed out back story. Instead of a back story we have vague flashback scenes with no explanation. Look at this show and all we know about the characters and how far the plot has advanced and then compare that to how far along True Detective was after 4 hours. The only saving grace is that it's filmed in the Keys, which is a magical place.

    I bet when I finish this show and look back at the first episode, Danny could have read whatever he wrote on that piece of paper he had when he was going to give a speech in front of his family and community at the end of the first episode and the show would be much better for it. Or he could have confronted the dad at the end of the first episode ("You want me to go away, Dad? It's going to cost you.").
     

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