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(IMDB)   Welcome to the Fark Monday Movie Rewind. A thread where we discuss what movies/TV we have watched this past week. LGT Gretel & Hansel (2020) a dark reimagining of an already dark classic children's fairy tale   (imdb.com) divider line
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2020-11-30 11:02:44 AM  
Gretel & Hansel (2020)

PG-13   |  87 min   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

"A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil."

The always amazing Sophia Lillis (It, I Am Not Ok With This), as Gretel, stars opposite veteran actor Alice Krige (Silent Hill, Star Trek: First Contact), as the Witch. I could spend several paragraphs reviewing this film, however, I think this sums it up better than anything else I could say: If Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) teamed up with Robert Eggers (The Witch) to make a movie based loosely around the Grimm's Fairy Tales classic 'Hansel and Gretel' you would end up 'Gretel & Hansel'.

/Feel free to tell me my blog sucks
 
2020-11-30 11:35:06 AM  
I saw "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies" ... it wasn't as rapey as the Rape Ape from the week before but I still left feeling raped, also had a good beat and was easy to dance to, I give it a 7.
 
2020-11-30 12:08:00 PM  
Thanksgiving I did what is tradition and watched RoboCob because "biatches LEAVE" is truly what everyone feels like after a certain point when dinner is over and the drunk in-laws have overstayed their welcome.
 
2020-11-30 1:22:26 PM  
As far as movies go, I watched the Birds of Prey Harley Quinn movie which was pretty damn good. It has some flaws in that it doesn't work to develop some of the other characters, like Huntress, but since the story is heavily focused on Harley Quinn from the get go, it's not a huge problem.

For TV, my wife and I are working through Cobra Kai, which is decent. We also learned last week that we have access to HBO Max, so we've been watching Rick and Morty for the first time. It's great and sometimes brilliant. The episode with the memory parasites had us rolling.

My current laundry show (i.e. the show that I watch while I fold laundry) is Bad Blood, a Netflix crime drama about the mob in Montreal. It's decent.
 
2020-11-30 1:50:30 PM  
Can't get any better in the holiday season than The Muppet Christmas Carol
 
2020-11-30 1:57:52 PM  

ArkAngel: Can't get any better in the holiday season than The Muppet Christmas Carol


Watched that with the kids on Friday night. Great movie!
 
2020-11-30 2:39:33 PM  
Julie and Julia from 2009. I don't always watch the new stuff and there is still a lot of old stuff I've never seen.

It was an interesting way to present two biographies but I felt they could have had more about Mrs Childs as I've learned she was a fascinating woman that deserves more screen time.

The blogger was meh, sort of what you expect a blogger to be. They used Amy Adams which made it made it more interesting to watch because, Amy Adams. The real blogger was pretty much what you'd expect.

If anyone is interested, there is an old PBS series on Amazon Prime called Julia and Jaques Cooking at Home, which is both entertaining and a little sad. Mrs Childs needs the counter to stay up but her mind is still there and she isn't afraid to speak her mind. I was amazed to find out later that these two knew each other for over 35 years before they did that show. You could tell that even though they didn't agree with one another on some points they both had deep respect for the other. 22 episodes included with Prime.
 
2020-11-30 3:04:39 PM  
The Spiral Staircase - early stalker/serial killer fare, set in New England in the early 1900s.  The killer targets "imperfect" women, and the leading gal is young, pretty, and mute......But, it's from 1945, so no explicit gore or anything, but still quite good and suspenseful.
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2020-11-30 3:23:12 PM  
I discovered IMDb TV completely by accident a couple months ago, and have been making my way through a first viewing of Mad Men ever since.

I'm 34, and the rate at which streaming services have caught on in the last few years--and the convenience they provide--is still just completely mind-boggling to me; programs that would have been lost to the airwaves or impossible to find in syndication when I was a kid or a teen are all now right there at my fingertips. I never watched The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, or a handful of other acclaimed series (including Mad Men) during their original runs; the internet has allowed me to consume these media at my leisure.

What a time to be alive.
 
2020-11-30 4:39:36 PM  
Rear Window (1954), and The 7 Faces of Dr Lao (1964), both on TCM.
 
2020-11-30 4:51:25 PM  

Interceptor1: Julie and Julia from 2009. I don't always watch the new stuff and there is still a lot of old stuff I've never seen.

It was an interesting way to present two biographies but I felt they could have had more about Mrs Childs as I've learned she was a fascinating woman that deserves more screen time.

The blogger was meh, sort of what you expect a blogger to be. They used Amy Adams which made it made it more interesting to watch because, Amy Adams. The real blogger was pretty much what you'd expect.

If anyone is interested, there is an old PBS series on Amazon Prime called Julia and Jaques Cooking at Home, which is both entertaining and a little sad. Mrs Childs needs the counter to stay up but her mind is still there and she isn't afraid to speak her mind. I was amazed to find out later that these two knew each other for over 35 years before they did that show. You could tell that even though they didn't agree with one another on some points they both had deep respect for the other. 22 episodes included with Prime.


Create TV, a PBS subchannnel available over the air and on most cable, has been showing two Julia Child series recently. One is called Dishing with Julia, which is her old original series (The French Chef) overlaid with modern day famous chef and TV chefs talking about it. Surprisingly good. A lot of them are surprised at the skills and the teachings and how modern day cooking tv show production is different.

The other show is In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs. A much older Julia with master chefs coming in and teaching things.

/I watch a lot of Create TV
//don't work for them
 
2020-11-30 5:32:58 PM  
Binge watched all three seasons of Stranger Things.
Finished watching season 4 of Fargo.
 
2020-11-30 5:43:36 PM  
Zappa - awesome!

Tenet - huh? I think Nolan made it so confusing so you'd need to watch it multiple times.

American Utopia - yeah, ok - I like David Byrne's music but as a performance concert was a little flat, far too much concentration on the choreography.
 
2020-11-30 5:50:22 PM  
This week:
I'm continuing my binge watch through of Parks and Recreation.  Its a decent show.  I'm up to season 6.

Halloween (2018) - it was not very good.

Also watched Scott Pilgrim vs The World.  I love that movie and watch it pretty much yearly.  It's such a masterclass in editing.
 
2020-11-30 6:10:37 PM  
Lord Bear:I'm continuing my binge watch through of Parks and Recreation.

That's another series I watched entirely via streaming service, years after it aired. Pretty funny.

TREAT YO' SELF.
 
2020-11-30 6:39:07 PM  
Hunt for the Wilderpeople, by Taika Waititi starring Sam Neill and the fat kid from Deadpool 2 (sorry, forgot his name). I loved it. It was a brilliant movie with endless charm.
 
2020-11-30 6:40:41 PM  
Oh yeah. And 4 seasons of Ripper Street in 3 days. I was layed up with an ankle injury over the holiday and I enjoyed it quite a bit.
 
2020-11-30 10:54:39 PM  
Watched this for the first time and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was.

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Watched this immediately afterwards and was not pleasantly surprised at how mediocre it was.

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2020-12-01 12:16:20 AM  
I mentioned in another thread, we're watching Thanksgiving Week 1963.  I'll sometimes pull TV listings from a TV guide for the week we're in, download the shows and make a playlist for each day.  What was odd about this one was I was able to get the shows, but not on the dates in the guide, they were like January through March 1964.  It took me a few before the light bulb went off and I realized this was three days after the Kennedy assassination.

So yeah, weird week in TV.  It's the TV Guide that Never Existed.  But beyond that fact, lots of shows I'd never really watched before, or at least not much.  Mister Ed.  My Favorite Martian.  They're the same show really.  They Patty Duke Show.  Was the '60s more tolerant of completely absurdist surrealist humor?  How did Mister Ed get picked up at all?  Why was there /seven seasons/?  That said, this is "late" Mister Ed, and it did amuse me, so yeah.

It's kind of dragging out because we just can't watch 3 hours of TV a night, so we've kind of gone back and watched some of the variety shows we had to punch out on like Danny Kaye & Andy Williams.  It's also kind of a week of tragic figures.  The Judy Garland show had a reunion of sorts with Ray Bolger, and you could tell she'd just lived a life.  Just vacant looking much of the time.  And Patty Duke?  Foof.  Sometimes I'm glad for Job Killing Regulations that mean you can no longer just straight up buy and drug children and pimp them out to Hollywood for cash anymore.
 
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