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2021-01-25 12:06:06 PM  
Movies:

Horizon Line:Small plane, 2 passengers, 1 dead pilot. How will they survive? Completely unrealistically.

Over The Moon:CGI family movie about a girl who wants to go visit the spirit on the moon. Kids liked it. Voice acting was pretty good. Story was kinda sad.

Outside The Wire:Anthony Mackie does his best Denzel Washington impression in a movie which is basically Training Day if Denzel was an android and it took place in a fictional European Civil War. Decent action, effects, and 'splosions.

Synchronic:Anthony Mackie does time travel drugs in NOLA. Normally I'm not very big on time travel but this one was done pretty well.

TV:

The Watch, The Stand, & American Gods: ... meh.

Two Sentence Horror Stories:Campy short single episode horror stories. Silly but entertaining enough

The Expanse:Love this show

The Degenerates:Dirty comedy specials from raunchy comedians. Really good.

Six Degrees with Mike Rowe:Fun and informative show that shows how people/events in history are woven together. Well done (if you like Mike Rowe)

Animanics(reboot): Topical, hilarious, and (at times) scathing. Geared more towards an older crowd but still ok for kids.

The Goes Wrong Show: Live stage performance where everything goes comedically wrong. Making my way through the first season for a third time. Easily makes me laugh harder than any show I've ever seen. Sometimes laughing so hard I can't breathe with tears in my eyes. If I die, it's because this show gave me a heart attack through it's hilarity
 
2021-01-25 12:38:01 PM  
Does quitting WW1984 halfway through count as watching the movie?

Started Haunting of Bly Manor. Looks like it'll be a much closer adaptation of the Turn of the Screw than season 1 was of the Haunting of Hill House.
 
2021-01-25 1:24:37 PM  
Last few Sunday evenings habit now is to watch an episode or two of Das Boot. I'm up to S1 Ep.5 and really enjoying it.

And I was totally mystified on the weekend by Christopher Nolan's time travelling/quantum physics based film Tenet. But then some amount of alcohol was involved and I was left thinking that really caffeine should have been the drug of choice for the watching of that movie.
 
2021-01-25 2:40:49 PM  
News of the World. Loved it.
Pixar "Soul". Loved it
Weathering With You . Loved it.
Feast of the Seven Fishes. Liked it.
 
2021-01-25 3:51:42 PM  
The only standout is the excellent "In & Of Itself" on Hulu. It's a one-man stage show with audience participation. Derek DelGaudio is a consummate narrator and performer. The show's theme is the illusion of identity; how we let ourselves be defined and how we define others. It moved me, made me weep.
 
2021-01-25 4:30:01 PM  
I finished Fargo Season 3.  The last 3 episodes of the season kind of redeemed it.  I watched the first ep of season 4 too.

Continuing with the crime theme, I re-watched Pulp Fiction for the first time in many years.  It holds up very well.  I might go down a Tarrantino rabbit hole this week.
 
2021-01-25 4:34:33 PM  
I watched a movie called Long Shot with Charlize Theron this weekend. It was okay. One scene that had my jaw drop was due to me misunderstanding what was said. Ms Theron and Seth something or other are making out and she ends up on her hands and knees on the bed and yells "Fark me hard in the arse!!" Seth and I had the same reaction. So I replayed that part and found what she really said was "Slap me hard on the arse" which was less interesting.
 
2021-01-25 5:04:59 PM  
I kept my movies fairly wholesome this week:

The American President - Sweet, but strange premise for a movie. Very much a 'oh it's that guy/girl' kind of movie

Searching for Bobby Fischer - Good, but after watching The Queen's Gambit, this feels less good than I remember.

Get Shorty - The best of the two. Be Cool I should have mentioned during the other thread about disliked movies. I like both, but Shorty is the best.

The Gentlemen - I adore this movie. I'm really starting to think it might be the best Ritchie movie.
 
2021-01-25 5:29:48 PM  
News of the World - Sort of a variation on The Searchers. Hanks was good but movie was meh
Futile and Stupid Gesture - pretty good story about start of National Lampoon.
JoJo Rabbit - excellent, funny and sad
Shadow in the Cloud - for the love of all that's holy do not watch this movie! Horrible WWII/Alien movie that was so unrealistic and asinine that my wife and I both said that we had to stay to the end just to see how bad the ending would be. It was as bad as we thought it would be.
WandaVision - good, weird and actually is making my wife, who never cared for MCU, intrigued.
 
2021-01-25 8:20:52 PM  
The Clovehitch Killer - I was expecting a b-grade hulu trash serial killer movie. It was actually very good. Slow, but not boring, and it got quite creepy.

Species - It was enjoyable enough I guess, but pretty bad. The monster design was cool (HR Giger) but it was basically a variation on the xenomorph from Aliens, and there's a lot of PS1 looking cgi. And it has tits, if that's your thing.

Hail, Caesar- Coen Brothers take on 50's Hollywood. Thoroughly enjoyable and quite funny, but not their best work.
 
2021-01-25 8:31:55 PM  

Lord Bear: I finished Fargo Season 3.  The last 3 episodes of the season kind of redeemed it.  I watched the first ep of season 4 too.

Continuing with the crime theme, I re-watched Pulp Fiction for the first time in many years.  It holds up very well.  I might go down a Tarrantino rabbit hole this week.


If you've never seen Four Rooms, don't skip it in your Tarantino movies. I love the whole movie, but the first two segments aren't that great. It's worth sitting through them for the 3rd (Robert Rodriguez) and 4th (Tarantino) rooms.
 
2021-01-25 8:56:06 PM  

Everything is Awful: Lord Bear: I finished Fargo Season 3.  The last 3 episodes of the season kind of redeemed it.  I watched the first ep of season 4 too.

Continuing with the crime theme, I re-watched Pulp Fiction for the first time in many years.  It holds up very well.  I might go down a Tarrantino rabbit hole this week.

If you've never seen Four Rooms, don't skip it in your Tarantino movies. I love the whole movie, but the first two segments aren't that great. It's worth sitting through them for the 3rd (Robert Rodriguez) and 4th (Tarantino) rooms.


I've seen everything Tarrantino has ever touched, but its just been awhile since I saw Pulp.
 
2021-01-25 9:01:04 PM  
I watched Outside The Wire. Pretty good action with one of those plots you guess fairly early on.

Watched Artemis Fowl with my wife. We liked it but we have not read the book so we came into it with no specific expectations. We had also recently watched Ava so it was like a mini Colin Farrell festival.
 
2021-01-25 10:26:16 PM  
Wifey and I are going through season 5 of Misfits.  Often hilarious.
 
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