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2021-01-18 11:38:02 AM  
That new Bryan Cranston Showtime series is my guilty pleasure.  It's soo bad plot and script-wise, but there are spots of brilliant acting that makes it worth it.
 
2021-01-18 11:50:20 AM  
I've been working my way through the DCEU on the weekends. This week I did Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and Justice League.

Suicide Squad is a f*cking mess.

Wonder Woman is pretty good.

Justice League is mediocre. It's not good or bad. It just is.

As for TV, I'm currently on the back half of Better Call Saul season 3, which was good for the first two seasons and then suddenly became great for the third.

And then there's Westworld. Season 2's trying real hard to make a mind f*ck as vigorous as the first.
 
2021-01-18 12:22:51 PM  
My wife was never a huge Stephen King fan...we've been watching our way through his movies.We have the last hour of The Storm of the Century lined up for tonight.
 
2021-01-18 1:18:54 PM  
I watched the new Alex Winter Frank Zappa documentary.
It was pretty good, but still a thin and somewhat hasty overview of Franks' career.
Most of the footage and interviews with Frank I had not seen before, and I've seen a lot.
 
2021-01-18 2:05:01 PM  
Movies:
Breaking Surface 2020:Fun survival movie about getting trapped under frozen waters
News Of The World:Tom Hanks is his usual lovable self in this touching journey/western
Monsters Of Man:90's style made-for-cable robot shooter crapfest with terrible dialogue but decent CGI. Runtime is waaaay too long. Would be ripe for a Rifftrax.

TV:
American Gods, The Watch:Why the hell am I still watching these?
Staged, Shameless, The Expanse:Splendid, as always
 
2021-01-18 2:12:45 PM  
The Watch - a crime against Small Gods & man(STP).
 
2021-01-18 2:13:18 PM  
Watched Spenser Confidential a couple nights ago. It wasn't bad. Had action and comedy, and any time I get to watch Alan Arkin play a grumpy old man I'll take it.


After watching Spenser, I mentioned The Departed. The person I had watched Spenser with had never seen it. So that was last night's movie.
 
2021-01-18 2:20:00 PM  
Not watching much. The Fix on Netflix is pretty good, if you like Jimmy Carr.

/ shame it only got one season
 
2021-01-18 2:23:00 PM  
Apparently I'm in the minority here, but I'm enjoying The Watch.

/not a Pratchett fan
 
2021-01-18 2:38:20 PM  
For Christmas, we got HBO Max because my kids, older kids, are Studio Ghibli fans. This weekend we watched Whispers of the Heart and From up on Poppy Hill I had no idea that along with Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totorothat they did middle and high school romances. The animation was great but the story wasn't for me.
 
2021-01-18 2:47:42 PM  
Burn Notice S03 E06 The Hunter
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Honestly that might be one of the best moments in the entire series
 
2021-01-18 2:48:16 PM  
Desperate to justify keeping my Netflix subscription I watched Liam Neeson in Unknown. Pretty good thriller with a twist I didn't see coming. Although I never see the twist coming. Watching Parks and Rec and Community for the first time. So basically I've been in a coma for the last decade.

In theaters things are still dire.
 
2021-01-18 2:49:50 PM  
I watched The Devil's Rain.   Ernest Borgnine as a Satanist, William Shatner, Tom Skerritt and John Travolta's first movie role.  It was pretty bad.
 
2021-01-18 2:54:09 PM  

Eightballjacket: I watched The Devil's Rain.   Ernest Borgnine as a Satanist, William Shatner, Tom Skerritt and John Travolta's first movie role.  It was pretty bad.


I think that last sentence was unnecessary. I love Shatner but he does not pick many good movie roles. Except Free Enterprise, Swingers with nerds, long before Big Bang Theory.
 
2021-01-18 3:19:46 PM  
Movie: Tenet - It was good, made you have to reorient your thinking about cause and effect. Nolan is good for his practical effects and the movie was good but not great.

TV: WandaVision - OK, my son and I are MCU fans and so looked forward to this. It was slow but we are looking forward to the reveals. My wife, who is most assuredly not a superhero fan, didn't like it except to look at the old sitcom sets and chuckle.
 
2021-01-18 3:47:49 PM  
Patriot on Prime - Convoluted but the cast is stellar. What should be a taunt white knuckle thriller, conversely, is a languid and meandering slow burn comedy interspersed with harsh violence draped over a spy game facade.

Queen's Gambit on Netflix - What hasn't been said? Being ignorant of the game, I still find myself fascinated at watching shows concerning it.
 
2021-01-18 3:52:59 PM  
My wife and I just finished watching Breaking Bad with our teenage daughter.  First time for her, second time through for my wife, and the third or fourth for me.  My daughter was pretty much blown away, especially with the episode Ozymandias.  We'll probably introduce her to Better Call Saul as well.  Also finished Schitt's Creek and The Good Place this past week.

Started watching WandaVision, The Queen's Gambit (which is outstanding), and a couple more that I can't think of at the moment.  Keeping quarantined is giving us a lot of time in the evening to watch stuff.
 
2021-01-18 4:18:15 PM  
Synchronic -this movie does time travel far better than Tenet, and had a satisfying mystery plot with good performances all around.

Promising Young Woman -I've loved watching Carrie Mulligan since she battled the weeping angels, but she is amazing in this film. Hard to watch but you can't take your eyes off the screen.

Shadow in the cloud - aka Hit Girl vs Gremlins. Think of a realistic remake of nightmare at 30,000 feet. Actually more of a loose remake of TZone movie version in a inspired WW2 setting and you've got it.

Those are the best of the lot. I won't bother with warning you away from hot garbage except the Stand remake. I hope someone re-edits it, because it looks pretty, the non-linear editing fails the story.

Oh and Wandavision is awesomely weird and I can't wait to see what's going to happen.
 
2021-01-18 4:23:02 PM  
Isle of Dogs. I like Wes Anderson movies, so I wasn't disappointed.
 
2021-01-18 4:23:52 PM  

AtomPeepers: Shadow in the cloud


Is that on one of the streaming channels?
 
2021-01-18 4:34:47 PM  
Midsomer Murders. We found that we'd skipped watching the 1st season that Neil Dudgeon starred in. After dinner, the question always comes up, "What do we watch tonight?" Our synonym for Midsomer Murders is "Something stupid". So, this week we thought we were in for a re-run when we decided to watch something stupid, but  no blue progress line under the choice on Amazon. (How did that happen?) We like our murder mysteries camp and trivial rather than gritty. One of the episodes produced 5 bodies. Hurray!

We also watched The Miracle of Morgan's Creek recently. I get the feeling that we'd just watched it the last time one of these threads came up. If you've never watched Preston Sturges, you're in for a treat. The young Betty Hutton -- female star of TMoMC -- is the mayfly of great comics. She had a run of ~5 years where she was about perfect. Then, basically nothing. Even Ludwig Wittgenstein gave his neurotic austerity a rest to watch her movies.
 
2021-01-18 4:35:22 PM  

Mugato: AtomPeepers: Shadow in the cloud

Is that on one of the streaming channels?


I think that one came free with our pizza on Redbox's steaming trial.
 
2021-01-18 5:05:03 PM  

Mugato: Eightballjacket: I watched The Devil's Rain.   Ernest Borgnine as a Satanist, William Shatner, Tom Skerritt and John Travolta's first movie role.  It was pretty bad.

I think that last sentence was unnecessary. I love Shatner but he does not pick many good movie roles. Except Free Enterprise, Swingers with nerds, long before Big Bang Theory.


Is that the one where Shatner wants to do Julius Caesar as a one-man show?
 
2021-01-18 5:05:13 PM  
Soul, it was pretty good wish the end wasnt so ambiguous as to where 22 went but i know thats on purpose. Kinda sets up a sequel too.
 
2021-01-18 5:16:52 PM  

Everything is Awful: Is that the one where Shatner wants to do Julius Caesar as a one-man show?


Yeah.

"I know it's insane. It's the height of hubris. And four hours? No audience is going to sit through that. BUT I THINK THEY CAN DO IT."
 
2021-01-18 5:18:30 PM  

Eightballjacket: I watched The Devil's Rain.   Ernest Borgnine as a Satanist, William Shatner, Tom Skerritt and John Travolta's first movie role.  It was pretty bad.


LOL, I read a review of this movie after I watched it.  The reviewer pointed out that very thing about Shat.
 
2021-01-18 6:24:00 PM  
No movies this week, just TV.I'm still working through Fargo season 3.  The whole series is pretty solid, but season 3 is kind of weak so far despite having a load of actors I really like.

The Expanse was kinda meh this week too.

I also watched the first two Wandavision episodes.  While I like the fact they are doing something different, the 95% of the show that is fairly straight sitcom stuff is starting to grate on me.  I hope they expand the other 5% twilight zone weirdness that is actually interesting in the upcoming episodes.
 
2021-01-18 7:11:43 PM  
I now own the first season of "Wild Wild West" on DVD. I hope to have the time someday to watch an ep or two.
 
2021-01-18 8:58:32 PM  

Russell_Secord: I now own the first season of "Wild Wild West" on DVD. I hope to have the time someday to watch an ep or two.


Will Smith turned down The Matrix for that piece of...

the first season of

....oh, the TV show. That was a solid show.
 
2021-01-19 12:23:39 AM  
In season 5 of Schitt's Creek. Not sure why I didn't catch it before but we are binging in a way that is unusual for us. Really barrelling through it. Sequentially seems like the best way.to.roll.because the character arc is the best thing about it. Moira's phrasing kills me! I can now hear something and wonder how Moira might have said that.

Also watching Wandavision. I am so invested in the MCU I barely have a choice. It may not be Shakespeare, but for a guy who thought the old live action Spider-Man CBS series was going to be the biggest thing EVER, it is a wonderful pay off to years of fandom.

Finally watched DCAU The Killing Joke. How the fark did they manage to make Batman the creepiest guy in that story?

Saw the Thin Man again. I will never get tired if it.
 
2021-01-19 3:25:21 PM  

shabu: Saw the Thin Man again. I will never get tired if it.


I re-read all of Hammett back in the early days of the lockdown. The amazing thing about the novel is how little the murder matters to the narrator. He and Nora go to plays, talk over investments with their broker, have dinner out, etc. Their social life is what matters. And booze. The murder is just one of the things that fills out their days. When it comes time to actually solve the murder, he guesses. I suppose, given Hammett's personal history, that the novel was his way of saying goodbye to the genre.
 
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