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2021-03-01 12:40:57 PM  
The Bee gees: How Do You Mend A Broken Heart is great. Highly recommend.
 
2021-03-01 12:54:42 PM  
For All Mankind on Apple TV+.

From Ronald Moore, who did the 2004 Battlestar Galactica.

Cool show.  I am getting more and more impressed with Shantel VanSanten each episode, and the fact that she is so great to look at doesn't hurt.  So many scenes where she looks like Meghan Markle, but with real acting chops.

They've got the early 70s aesthetic nailed down pretty well too.

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Only up to episode 1 of season 2, so don't spoil it if you've seen it!
 
2021-03-01 1:46:39 PM  
It had been recommended to me for a while, and 5 minutes into the 1st ep I was shamelessly hooked.
Now 2 seasons deep in 48 hours -
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pitter patter, farkers.
 
2021-03-01 1:49:41 PM  
Ones I've watched recently and liked (not necessarily new, just I got around to them recently):

* Fundamentals of Caring (Netflix)
* Lost in Paris, Lost in London (both Prime, much different movies but liked them both)
 
2021-03-01 1:59:16 PM  

elvisaintdead: It had been recommended to me for a while, and 5 minutes into the 1st ep I was shamelessly hooked.
Now 2 seasons deep in 48 hours -
[Fark user image 324x324]

pitter patter, farkers.


Pump the breaks you degen.
Give your balls a tug and go mix a batch.
Only some shirt tucker goes chirpin like that.
 
2021-03-01 2:10:26 PM  
Movies:

Red Dot (2021)- A newly pregnant Swedish couple go on a spur-of-the-moment overnight camping trip in the snowy mountains to see the aurora borealis with their dog, whereupon they are terrorized by an unknown person (or persons) with a laser pointer. The first 2/3s of the film is pretty straightforward and done well enough but the last 1/3 I was not expecting and really enjoyed. Good twist/reveal ending.

Tom and Jerry (2021)- The kids wanted to watch this. This was awful. Really, really, really awful. They didn't like it either. My 9yo daughter kept wishing that Jerry would get caught and eaten.

Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021)- As a big fan of her and her brother my opinion is likely biased but I thought this was very well done. Using hours of home footage spanning most of their families' lives woven together chronologically to tell their story up to the historic Grammy run. The documentary does a great job of reminding us that (sometimes) celebrities are real people with real emotions... especially when those celebrities are still children as their rise to stardom begins.

Rifftrax Miami Connection (1987)- The movie's synopsis sums it all up: "A martial arts rock band goes up against a band of motorcycle ninjas who have tightened their grip on Florida's narcotics trade." Legendary


TV:

Mostly just more of the usual gamut of bs. Been liking American Gods again but part of me thinks that maybe the show is actually still terrible but because I've stuck around for so long I've developed Stockholme Syndrome. For anyone out there who liked Mr. Pickles they made a spin-off which is centered around the Sheriff called Momma Named Me Sheriff that is in it's second season. Not quite as brutal as the original but still entertaining enough.
 
2021-03-01 3:19:26 PM  
On TV, I finished the final season of Agents of Shield.  Such a wasted opportunity for a show.  Wandavision continues to be great.

For Movies, I watched Aliens for the first time in 5 years or so.  It's one of my faves, and its always a great rewatch.  I also decided to rewatch all the marvel movies in order, so I watched Iron Man last night.  I forgot how violent it is.  Iron Man straight up executes like 30 dudes.

As for music docs, It Might Get Loud is great if you like the Rock and/or Roll.
 
2021-03-01 3:26:08 PM  
Look into watching the Brian Johnson interviews on Amazon Prime. He interviews, Daltrey, Page, Ulrich, Mason and a couple of others with intelligent questions and sharing of experiences with great clips of some of the mayhem of world class rock stars!
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2021-03-01 3:26:45 PM  
I finally watched Blade runner 2049. I really liked it. I thought it was a wonderful slow burn of a movie. I am glad i watched it home with the pause button for bathroom breaks and drink refills.
 
2021-03-01 3:35:35 PM  
This Is Spinal Tap.
 
2021-03-01 3:46:51 PM  
The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

Not positive but I think it is on Amazon Prime
 
2021-03-01 3:47:08 PM  
Synth Britannia
Youtube JuQz8fHB7iw
 
2021-03-01 3:47:51 PM  
BBC Soul Britannia - I Feel Good - Episode 1 of 3
Youtube wOl1IFVtS6Y


etc
 
2021-03-01 3:54:22 PM  
25 year old Heaven's Prisoners. Good, but 15 minutes too long. Too many fight scenes. Too many chases. As the Marine slogan says, "Simpli Fi."
 
2021-03-01 4:02:20 PM  
Both new movies I watched this week coincides with the movie recommendation...

It's a couple years old at this point, but I saw "The Dirt".

Not a documentary, more of an entertaining BioPic about Motley Crue and it's well worth the watch. A lot of well known people in the movie:

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee
The actor that played Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones plays Mick Mars
The actor that played the spoiled prince Titus in Jupiter Ascending plays Nikki Six (and is really good)
The actor that played Lee Harvey Oswald in 11.22.63 and the Army vet turned terrorist in The Punisher plays Vince Neil.
Pete Davidson as their record producer
Rebekah Graf plays Heather Locklear

It's pretty up and down emotionally going from funny to heartbreaking (especially around Vince's life) to making you angry at how they acted or the way they treated people. You quickly realize that for the most part they were just dumb kids who made it big in a split second and had no idea how to handle fame and how fame can amplify mental health issues.
 
2021-03-01 4:08:39 PM  
I watched Nomadland last week. It was really good. A cheery film, it's not, but it's well worth the watch. As usual, McDormand is excellent. Her character and story are fiction, but most of the other people in the film are not actors. They're playing themselves. I'd read a lengthy article a few years ago on the nomadic older folks who do seasonal work for Amazon. Now I'd like to read the book this film is based on.

TV - We practically binged season 2 of The Sinner last week. Really good. I think it was better than season 1. Now we're on to season 3.
 
2021-03-01 4:10:32 PM  
WoolyManwich:
TV:

Mostly just more of the usual gamut of bs. Been liking American Gods again but part of me thinks that maybe the show is actually still terrible but because I've stuck around for so long I've developed Stockholme Syndrome. For anyone out there who liked Mr. Pickles they made a spin-off which is centered around the Sheriff called Momma Named Me Sheriff that is in it's second season. Not quite as brutal as the original but still entertaining enough.


MrsOLGis still watching it because of Ian Farking McShane, but she surprised me when she told me that she's really liking Laura this season. Previously, Laura has brought out Jar-Jar levels of loathing from her.

Also, we have Danny Farking Trejo. Way cool.

/someone tell Shadow Moon that his half-sister sells vagina-scented candles
 
2021-03-01 4:11:12 PM  

elvisaintdead: It had been recommended to me for a while, and 5 minutes into the 1st ep I was shamelessly hooked.
Now 2 seasons deep in 48 hours -
[Fark user image 324x324]

pitter patter, farkers.


I tried watching Letterkenny, but I really had a hard time understanding them talk. A friend suggested, as he did, to turn on closed captioning. Think I'll do that.

Last movie I watched was last night, The Jerk (for the hundredth time). Love that movie.
 
2021-03-01 4:12:22 PM  
Only music doc I've seen lately is I Called Him Morgan, a remembrance/doc about trumpeter Lee Morgan.  Wide variety of friends and colleagues featured, including the common-law wife who killed him.  Really good, emotional story about a guy who rose up while still very young.
 
2021-03-01 4:15:56 PM  
One of the last films I saw in a theater, October 2019, was Linda Ronstadt: the Sound of My Voice.

If you're a fan, it's a must-see. I took my mom for her birthday, and though I really only knew a few Ronstadt songs, I was captivated throughout. My mom also bore an uncanny resemblance to Ms. Ronstadt in her youth, which I'm still not sure how to feel about.
 
2021-03-01 4:22:23 PM  
There is an exhaustive Tom Petty documentary (4 hour run time) that I highly recommend even if you're just a casual fan of his music.

Also, Some Kind of Monster is absolutely fascinating.
 
2021-03-01 4:27:31 PM  
Ladybird: The typical teenage girl doesn't get along with her family type movie, not bad but not groundbreaking or anything.
 
2021-03-01 4:39:39 PM  

WoolyManwich: Been liking American Gods again but part of me thinks that maybe the show is actually still terrible


The show is terrible because the new showrunner they brought in after production started is a biggoted asshole who forgot to hire writers to write scripts for episodes, then asked Orlando Jones to help write, and when Orlando Jones wrote people's scripts he refused to pay him according to his guild contract. Then he said he wanted to kill off the main character and continue the show without him, then fired Orlando Jones because of his Mr Nansi speeches made him feel uncomfortable. Ian farking McShane went to bat against that showrunner and Jones sued the production company over that showrunners behavior and decisions and the breech of contract. I don't know if they are keeping Shadow in season 3 (I haven't watched it and I'm not sure I will honestly) but it was obvious that showrunner didn't want the actor playing Shadow in season 2 since his farking wife and pornstache (who are barely in the books by the way) get more screen time than the main character.
 
2021-03-01 4:56:58 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: WoolyManwich:
MrsOLGis still watching it because of Ian Farking McShane, but she surprised me when she told me that she's really liking Laura this season. Previously, Laura has brought out Jar-Jar levels of loathing from her.

Also, we have Danny Farking Trejo. Way cool.


This. All of this. Did not think it was possible for them to get me to like her character but somehow they did. And I liked the Purgatory arc as well.

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: WoolyManwich: Been liking American Gods again but part of me thinks that maybe the show is actually still terrible

The show is terrible because the new showrunner...


What the what? I remember hearing somewhere that there was drama behind the scenes but I had no idea it was like that. Orlando Jones was easily my favorite character.
 
2021-03-01 5:02:09 PM  
As to the music doc question I would recommend Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus. Each episode tackles a different musician using stories as retold through interviews by the people who lived them using Mike Judge-style animation. Funny, informative, interesting, and entertaining.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7212136/​
 
2021-03-01 6:18:08 PM  

Cortez the Killer: elvisaintdead: It had been recommended to me for a while, and 5 minutes into the 1st ep I was shamelessly hooked.
Now 2 seasons deep in 48 hours -
[Fark user image 324x324]

pitter patter, farkers.

I tried watching Letterkenny, but I really had a hard time understanding them talk. A friend suggested, as he did, to turn on closed captioning. Think I'll do that.


It definitely takes an adjustment period for my old ears to get caught up to the speed of the dialogue and slang they're using but it's totally worth it.  And I know I still missing a 1/4 of what's being said on the first viewing.

Last movie I watched was last night, The Jerk (for the hundredth time). Love that movie.

I'd love that movie if it were the color of a baboon's ass.
 
2021-03-01 6:35:47 PM  
We're watching WandaVision and will probably catch up on the new episode tonight.

Last Friday the fiancée was in the mood for something light, so we finally watched my copy of The Lego Batman Movie that I had bought around 2019 and still hadn't seen. Now my stack of unwatched DVDs is only about 12 tall.
 
2021-03-01 6:44:05 PM  
Drivin' N' Cryin' - Scarred But Smarter: Life N Times Of Drivin' N' Cryin'

Watch Drivin' N' Cryin' - Scarred But Smarter: Life N Times Of Drivin' N' Cryin' | Prime Video (amazon.com)
 
2021-03-01 9:56:47 PM  
Not a musical documentary, but: Wind River.Murder in an indian reservation in Montana. In winter. Jeremy Brenner. Elizabeth Olson. So good.

Music documentary: Message to Love.The Idle of Wight festival. The last of the 60's free (love) festivals. Jimi's last show. Mr. Mojo Risin's last show. You can see they stole the emcee's look and attitude for spinal tap. Oasis stole dialogue. Watch it!
 
2021-03-01 9:57:20 PM  
ISLE of Wight. Dammit.
 
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