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(Screen Rant)   Less likely to have glowing blood than a wounded Predator its the Fark Monday Movie Rewind. A thread to discuss the movies/TV weve seen this past week. What have you been watching? LGT Hunted Human Movies. What did they miss? Which did you like?   (screenrant.com) divider line
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2022-08-08 7:40:00 AM  
Fireheart (2022)- Family CGI film set 1920's New York City. A fireman's daughter wants to follow in her father's footsteps but isn't allowed because she's a girl. She dresses in drag to join the team to try and solve a series of mysterious arsons along Broadway. I found myself laughing way more than I expected and genuinely enjoyed it. My kid liked it too.

Prey (2022)- I may get crapped on for saying it but I think this is the second best Predator film, after the original of course. I liked the characters and the storyline and think that I might have still enjoyed it even if it hadn't been a Predator film.

Minions: Rise Of Gru (2022)- Silly, stupid, predictable fun. Just what you'd expect from another installment of the Despicable/Minions franchise. Kids loved it. I laughed as well.

QotW: Rambo, Die Hard
 
2022-08-08 7:58:55 AM  
I also liked Prey (2022)! Amber Midthunder has the makings of a real action star. She moves so well with an axe in her hand. This movie only works because you believe she can hold her own against and outwit an extra-terrestrial on a hunting vacation.This movie looks great, the predator is a great villain (as are the French), the score is really solid, and there's a good movie dog. You really can't ask for more that this delivers.

I also watched:
Daisies (1966): What a wonderful, chaotic film. It's basically plotless and feels almost like a feature-length 90s music video.
The Rules of the Game (1939): It's called The Rules of the Game and yet everyone involved seems to think rules don't apply to them. Curious.
Love & Mercy (2014): I loved this, especailly the Paul Dano parts that are really just fanservice of making Pet Sounds.
In the Line of Fire (1993): Clint Eastwood's character is so laughably dated. This didn't work for me, maybe because it made the Secret Service feel like only six people work for it, like it's a small-town sheriff's office or something.
The Laundromat (2019): This is basically a well produced version of a YouTube explainer video about the Panama Papers, but the actors are having so much fun that it kinda works.
 
2022-08-08 8:11:58 AM  
Harrow. Made it through season one and started season 2. It's like an updated version of Quincy but in Australia. Good show, I like the cast.

Watched a few Clark Gable WW2 movies. Run Silent, Run Deep is a great overall movie about being on a sub. Command Squadron is another great flick.

Waiting on Prey till I get done with Harrow.
 
2022-08-08 8:17:47 AM  
Prey:  best predator movie since original.  Highly recommend waiting in Comanche.
 
2022-08-08 8:34:59 AM  
Prey, too many dead animals and too many snakes but that's my own hang up. I agree that it's the second best Predator movie although there are so many, who the hell knows.
 
2022-08-08 8:37:47 AM  
Extremities (1986) The movie where Farrah Fawcett proved she really could act, playing a woman who turns the tables on her would-be rapist and plans to bury him alive. Fawcett does fine, and James Russo gives a skin-crawling performance as the rapist. The plot, however, is a bit clunky. The characters are undeveloped, and I was unhappy with the ending. I think I speak for a lot of women right now when I say I don't want to see a rapist humanized, or listen to a lot of arguments about turning him over to the police, especially after seeing the hell he puts Fawcett's character through. FINISH HIM.

The Brass Teapot (2013) A warped, blackly comic fairy tale about a young, broke married couple who find a magic teapot that produces money, but only when the couple hurt themselves or others. Several other people are trying to get possession of the teapot, including one person who wants to destroy it.

Dave Made a Maze (2017) A frustrated artist builds a cardboard labyrinth (complete with Minotaur) in his living room and gets lost inside it. His girlfriend leads a group of their friends on a rescue mission. The group includes Dave's best friend and a documentary filmmaker (and crew) who displays a Blair Witch Project level of commitment to his project even though several characters get killed. The cardboard set design is fantastic, and it's a funny, loopy, bizarre story.
 
2022-08-08 9:13:49 AM  
Speed (1994) Hadn't seen it in years. Still holds up as a top notch action thriller even if you do have to forgive it for some of the more ridiculous stuff. Such as the bus jumping a 30-foot gap, especially since there wasn't even a ramp. Or how it took a full year for Dennis Hopper to plan the elevator job, but yet he able to pull off the bus thing in two or three days. And also, why was a wounded LAPD officer who had just been shot in the leg, still limping and using a cane, allowed to participate in a raid on the home of a suspected mad bomber? But dispite all that, it was still fun.
 
2022-08-08 9:17:54 AM  

gunga galunga: Speed (1994)


Speed was great. Speed 2: Cruise Control, not so much. When early-career Keanu Reeves passes on a movie, you know you're not dealing with a winner.
 
2022-08-08 9:22:51 AM  
QOTW:

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2022-08-08 9:27:12 AM  
Prey (2022) - best Predator film since the original. Not perfect, but still great.

Lost in Space (Netflix) - Overall enjoyable. Wish Robot talked more. Would have loved more banter like Dr. Smith had in the 60s. Miss insults like "Nickel plated ninny". Finished it up last night.
 
2022-08-08 9:32:29 AM  
Best human being hunted movie?

The Pest!

farkers be slippin'
 
2022-08-08 9:43:36 AM  
"Kansas City Princess" with Joan Blondell, always a favorite of mine. Mug meets dame, mug proposes to dame, dame loses ring to conman, dame flees on ocean liner, mug follows, gets job as valet to rich guy. It makes very little sense, and at times the mug is a little too annoying, but there are a lot of laughs delivered, especially by Blondell. I doubt I'll watch it again, but it was worth seeing once.

"Straight no Chaser," biopic about Thelonius Monk. I'm not an Eastwood fan, but this movie has invaluable existing footage of Monk showing how brilliant, and tortured, and frankly ill he was for most of his life. Watching it the first time made me realize how unique he really was. There will never be anyone like him again. Plus the unintended hilarity. There were times when he took off his hat, held a cigarette, took out a kerchief, mopped his face, and he's transferring things from hand to hand like Oliver in a Laurel and Hardy short, and this is while he's playing furious piano for an audience.

I've tried to learn "Round Midnight," made some progress at playing it in a simplified arrangement, at lower tempo, and shorn of all of the high-speed runs that characterize his playing, and it takes everything I have to get through one chorus without skidding into the ditch. Seeing him, it's like watching a daredevil on a unicycle crossing a highwire while juggling chainsaws, cooking an omelet and taking a bath.
 
2022-08-08 9:50:29 AM  
The Sandman - REALLY liked the series. It's not a perfect adaptation, but I think they did it justice. Visually, it is a feast. I liked the casting, even if I'm a bit disappointed that they didn't use Tom Ellis for Lucifer.

Polar - Mads Mikelson in an action movie... It was... weird. Gritty, grim dark. Weird sex scenes wedged in (as in: WTF is this doing in the movie?)
 
2022-08-08 9:55:09 AM  
Hobo With A Shotgun - Exactly what you would expect. Over the top violence like taking a flamethrower to a busload of school children. Horrible acting, horrible script, horrible everything. But they do rip off Ricky from Trailer Park Boys' head in the opening scene. Solid garbage.
 
2022-08-08 9:59:58 AM  
That Dirty Black Bag is a great revenge Western.

The Outlaws on Amazon Prime just released their second series. Nice little heist story with excellent character development. Also, Walken.

The Sandman is a brilliant adaptation and I can't wait for more. I really hope it's not unceremoniously axed like American Gods. If you haven't seen it, Good Omens is a nice way to get a more light hearted Gaiman fix.
 
2022-08-08 10:01:01 AM  
Episodes 3-10 of Station Eleven (2021). A cautionary tale of a pretentious comic book and all who come in contact with it. I bet the book is better.

Episodes 3 & 4 of What We Do in the Shadows (2022). Always good.

Russian Doll, Season 1 (2019). Looping timeline with an annoying Noo Yawk broad with a heart of gold.

Episodes 8 & 9 of For All Mankind, season 3 (2022). The further adventures of Danny, Shmuck Emperor of Mars.

The Chair, Season 1 (2021). Tries to cover too much in too little time, but reflects the essence of so much of academia these days. Loved it.

Half of episode 5 of Unseen (2020). Only the Belgians could make a story about people turning invisible be this boring. Three hours to go and I'm not sure I'm gonna bother finishing.
 
2022-08-08 10:01:14 AM  
Bullet Train was a fun watch. Knows exactly what it is and leans into it.
 
2022-08-08 10:04:35 AM  
Just saw Carter on Netflix and wow was it amazing. Terrible plot and terrible acting and you have no idea what's happening. That being said it's non stop action for 90 minutes with a kill count over 50k
 
2022-08-08 10:08:04 AM  
Sandman: Really well cast, I understand they are holding pretty true to the source materials, effects are good, and it's Neil farkin' Gaiman...  And I'm just not digging it.   It is straight outta the 80s overwrought "all of humanity is terrible" goth drama.    I will also struggle with pretty much anything that has as much opening expository dialog as this did, too.

I will probably finish it (I'm at the Red Diner episode), but won't watch a new season.  I do not insist you cease to like that which I do not like, so you should continue to enjoy this show, despite my poor review.

True Detective Season 1: Now this I can fap to.
 
2022-08-08 10:10:16 AM  

Fear the Clam: Episodes 3-10 of Station Eleven (2021). A cautionary tale of a pretentious comic book and all who come in contact with it. I bet the book is better.


I really liked this show, except for the part about turning a child murdering psychopath into a sympathetic character because his momma didn't really love him or something.
 
2022-08-08 10:12:09 AM  
Westworld S4:This has turned into a high production value visualization of a skipping record.
 
2022-08-08 10:17:06 AM  
I'm pretty sure there's a stuntman in the ROUS suit. Maybe three or four in that giant suit.
 
2022-08-08 10:21:10 AM  
My 13 year old son loves all things Predator, so we watched Prey and it was good.  Everything you want a from a Predator movie, except "DYLAN, YOU SON OF A B*TCH!"
 
2022-08-08 10:27:05 AM  
X (2022) - A bunch of victims goes out to a farmhouse to shoot a porn movie and are murdered by creepy old hicks.  Standard horror fare.  Rating C-.

Monster Hunter (2020) - A crack military ranger squad gets magic-zapped to monster world where they are slaughtered.  The lone survivor has stupid fights with the natives and bulletproof monsters until she gets home.  Rating D-

Prey (2020) - A native woman tries to become a hunter and is pretty terrible at it until an extra-terrestrial menace forces her to up her game.  Rating B.

I liked prey a lot, but have a few quibbles.  The first thing is that parts of it were shot around here.  I know most of the mountain tops and valleys it was shot in.  I got whiplash when they would be on top of a mountain one scene and then on a wide open prairie with no mountain in sight the next.

The 'cold flower' was forced and unbelievable, and all of the animal CGI was pretty bad too.   Other than that it was a fun movie.

On TV:
I binged the latest season of Letterkenny (6 episodes) and watched the first ep of Shoresy.  Good laughs for half the episodes, but I think they are running out of ideas.
 
2022-08-08 10:29:52 AM  
For human hunting movies, I still like Joy Ride

Predator 2.
Not as bad as I remember. Busey is just so Busey

Beavis and buttheadThis series doesn't have the right to be this funny. It's old and tired, but I laughed my butt off.
And the fact they make fun of TikTok videos now is more relevant than ever.
 
2022-08-08 10:53:35 AM  
The Sandman - Overall I really liked the series. I have a couple of criticisms which come almost entirely from the costuming and makeup department, but again, overall, I really liked it. My first criticism is with Lucifer's clothes. I would have preferred if they would have used the guy from, you know, Lucifer the show that they now own, but sure. However, all of her clothes look like cheap polyester graduation gowns and that bugs the shiat out of me. They look like they were literally JUST pulled out of the plastic bag they were shipped in. The other major criticism is with Constantine. Constantine is quite literally my favorite Vertigo (now DC) comic book character. The choice to gender swap isn't what bothers me about the character. It was how... CLEAN she was. Her clothes were freshly laundered, her coat clean and pressed, she wore makeup and her hair was professionally done, she wasn't hung over or smoking to take the edge off. EVERYTHING about the appearance and substance of this version of the character is just WRONG. She never once came off as haunted by actual ghosts or the mistakes of her past. They did a better job with Jessica Jones in that regard than with Constantine. And this might seem like a nitpick, but Constantine is a Liverpudlian not an Eastie. The really bad attempt at the East London accent bugged the shiat out of me. My final criticism is that I felt like the Vortex part of the storyline went just a little too fast. I think they should have woven that part in a little earlier and given that story arc more time to develop and grow since it just kind of felt rushed. They spent more time leading up to the Diner incident than they really spent developing the Vortex. Don't get me wrong, they did the Diner scene justice, but that could have been episode 3 not 5 and they could have spent more less time on the historical characters that didn't have a lot of impact on the plot and given that to Rose/Vortex.
 
2022-08-08 10:54:36 AM  
Started watching Dead Wind on Netflix. It's a crime/drama series from Finland, so you have to be ok with subtitles (unless you prefer dubbing). I really like it so far...it's like Mare of Easttown meets The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
 
2022-08-08 10:55:57 AM  
The Princess (HULU):This is basically a mashup of Mulan meets Die Hard in a movie that closely resembles some sort of video game.  While the movie's premise is thinner than tissue paper and, at times, there's better acting in porn films... the fight scenes, which is about 75% of what the movie is, wasn't bad.  The filming, the choreography, the editing, the continuity... all pretty well done.  If you want to see a pretty young woman beat up on beef cakes that can't act (and get plenty beaten up herself), have fun.  Just ignore everything else.

LightYear (Disney+):I don't understand why they chose to make this movie with buzz lightyear as the leader when it literally has zero connection to toy story that I could tell.  Should've just been a generic sci-fi film.  The first third of the movie is basically a ripoff of Interstellar.  The rest of the movie was a (bad) ripoff of starwars (plus a little bit of Gravity).  I didn't see any sort of gay kiss, so if it happened, it was ridiculously fast.  Very mediocre for Pixar, but it did have some funny moments and I enjoyed the robot cat.

Hopefully going to spend the next week catching up on the other Pixar/Disney animated movies I haven't seen (Encanto, Luca, Turning Red)
 
2022-08-08 11:01:15 AM  
The Maltese Falcon (1931, 1941)  Probably the best example of how and why to make a remake..  The 1931 version isn't so bad - it follows the book pretty well, including the best of the dialogue.  The Bogart version in '41, though, did what a good remake should do; take an okay picture and make it better.  The actors and roles mesh.  Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre make their characters live.  What a difference there is when Joel Cairo curses out Gutman when the bird is unwrapped.  "You eee-diot!!!"  The guy in '31 reads those lines, he's mad.  Lorre gives them, he's LIVID.  Plus, the earlier version isn't happy with its own ending; they want to make Sam Spade a hero, so they 'gild the lily' and give him a full-time government job for solving the case.  The book leaves him fairly neutral, but they gave Bogart a timeless line to end the picture with ("...the stuff that dreams are made of...")  Perfick.
 
2022-08-08 11:04:16 AM  
The Sandman. Loved it and hope we get more. Didn't read the comics so came in with very little knowledge.
The diner episode dragged on a little too long for me.

Also got around to watching Cowboy Bebop. I thought it was bit odd but enjoyed it.
 
2022-08-08 11:08:40 AM  
List fails without mentioning Gilligan's Island.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0588098/
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2022-08-08 11:11:27 AM  
The Orville Finale.

I get that every season is the axe. The 90s and 2000s are over. It's the age of streaming. Every finale might be your last.

It's much better than season 2 finale, at least. But ending on a wedding episode is so...it feels like a Will and Grace type of sitcom finale. Orville really leaned hard into sci-fi and leaned away from the Fox type of "family guy creator made this, so we demand family guy!" comedy.

It was a good season, and I won't be totally devastated if this is the last we see of it, but the Krill feel like they need a resolution, or if my head-cannon-fan-fiction is to be sated, I want the Kaylon to either be full memebers of the Union, or something done with A.I. that makes it more integrated into society. Not a fan of the "otherness" they embody.
 
2022-08-08 11:23:25 AM  
Prey. Yet another thumbs-up from me. Solid film, put together well, does what a Predator movie should do. No complaints.

Finally caught Black Widow and The Eternals. Liked Black Widow a lot more than I thought I would, though a lot of the action wasn't great. Liked The Eternals a lot less than I thought I would. Feels every bit as long as it is. Trim 45 minutes and it'd b a lot better. Neither anywhere near as good as Prey.
 
2022-08-08 11:23:26 AM  
I'm going to recommend "The Hunt (2020)" as my human hunting movie. It's just crazy enough to be a whole lot of fun with a strong setup and good actors elevating the B movie script.

I also say Prey this weekend and it was the best Predator movie in ages. The second/third best after the original in the series, depending on how you feel about Predator 2.

Black Bird -This was outstanding! I ended up binge watching the whole series because it was that riveting! I was very skeptical because I was typecasting the lead actors, but they brought their A+++ game and the true story the series is based on is beyond riveting! Highly recommended.

Lightyear - it wasn't bad, but why? The movie is a travelogue of references from great science fiction, all used in the service of a story that was just average at best. It just felt like a cash grab from the executives rather than something that needed to be told.

Evil - catching up on the season this is my personal guilty pleasure show. It's just so much fun to watch, and everyone making it just seems to be having a blast in service of a well written and smartly plotted overall arc.
 
2022-08-08 11:26:40 AM  

Billy Liar: The Maltese Falcon (1931, 1941)  Probably the best example of how and why to make a remake..  The 1931 version isn't so bad - it follows the book pretty well, including the best of the dialogue.  The Bogart version in '41, though, did what a good remake should do; take an okay picture and make it better.  The actors and roles mesh.  Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre make their characters live.  What a difference there is when Joel Cairo curses out Gutman when the bird is unwrapped.  "You eee-diot!!!"  The guy in '31 reads those lines, he's mad.  Lorre gives them, he's LIVID.  Plus, the earlier version isn't happy with its own ending; they want to make Sam Spade a hero, so they 'gild the lily' and give him a full-time government job for solving the case.  The book leaves him fairly neutral, but they gave Bogart a timeless line to end the picture with ("...the stuff that dreams are made of...")  Perfick.


Yes, that remake had almost the perfect cast (I have always considered Astor a bit miscast in the role). Speaking of Bogart and Lorre in movies with great casts, if you have never seen "Beat the Devil," you can thank me later. You can actually find a free, if a tad fuzzy, version of it on youtube. It has the same general theme as "Falcon," but played up as hilarious comedy.
 
2022-08-08 11:27:35 AM  

jake3988: LightYear (Disney+):I don't understand why they chose to make this movie with buzz lightyear as the leader when it literally has zero connection to toy story that I could tell.  Should've just been a generic sci-fi film.  The first third of the movie is basically a ripoff of Interstellar.  The rest of the movie was a (bad) ripoff of starwars (plus a little bit of Gravity).  I didn't see any sort of gay kiss, so if it happened, it was ridiculously fast.  Very mediocre for Pixar, but it did have some funny moments and I enjoyed the robot cat.


The movie was just supposed to be what inspired Andy to want All The Toys. And, yeah, it was "meh"
 
2022-08-08 11:29:22 AM  
Fear Street 1994 and 1978 It was a dark and stormy night this weekend so I wanted some horror, 1994 was dumb (where are the adults? why is everyone so casual about 8 people being massacred?) but better then I was expecting so I had to watch 1978 as well since it is summer after all and the camp setting fit. I did not like 1978 nearly as much but im this far in so now I have to watch 1666.

Uncharted It was decent, have to suspend alot of disbelief and look at it like you are watching a video game cut scene not a realistic movie. I love Tom Holland as Spiderman but he doesnt work for me as Drake. I know its cliche but i wish they would have made this with Nathan Fillion 10 years ago. They clearly expect this to be a franchise and i will watch the next one though.

Terminator 2 is the best human getting hunted movie of ALL TIME!
 
2022-08-08 11:30:45 AM  
Men - 2022
An artsy, slow burn horror film, somewhat reminiscent of the beautiful camera work and symbolism of Midsommar. Very engaging and incredibly well acted, especially by the lead male character. Then we get to the end and it's completely "WTF did I just see?" I think that may ruin it for some but overall I enjoyed this film tremendously more than I expected to.

Had been waiting to see this and bought it on Netflix last week when it became available. I'm sure there are fan theories floating around as to the meaning of it all... have one of my own. But you'll read your own meaning into parts of it should you decide to watch. Not everyone's taste.
 
2022-08-08 11:31:36 AM  
I've got 3 episodes of Sandman left to watch. It's been very good, although it's disappointing they've toned down the violence and horror of the early comics; and the effects are mostly restricted to scenery, creature effects are very limited. And Death isn't as cheerful and upbeat as she is in the comics. But overall it's still pretty faithful to the stories and characters.
 
2022-08-08 11:33:35 AM  
I really liked 13 Lives. But the story fascinated me when it was happening so your mileage may vary. It was interesting to see a bit more of a focus on what the Thai people did to help. The documentary focused waaaaaaay too much on the foreign divers and the drama between and around them. It was also nice to see Joel Edgerton in something non-star wars.
 
2022-08-08 11:33:53 AM  

TimeCubeFan: Men - 2022
An artsy, slow burn horror film, somewhat reminiscent of the beautiful camera work and symbolism of Midsommar. Very engaging and incredibly well acted, especially by the lead male character. Then we get to the end and it's completely "WTF did I just see?" I think that may ruin it for some but overall I enjoyed this film tremendously more than I expected to.

Had been waiting to see this and bought it on Netflix last week when it became available. I'm sure there are fan theories floating around as to the meaning of it all... have one of my own. But you'll read your own meaning into parts of it should you decide to watch. Not everyone's taste.


Men was terrible. And the ending ripped off Gozu, but wasn't as nearly as clever.
 
2022-08-08 11:39:58 AM  

bobug: even if I'm a bit disappointed that they didn't use Tom Ellis for Lucifer.


They probably couldn't due to licensing issues.

I like that they still went broadly androgynous with a bulky mannish woman playing the character instead of a thin vaguely feminine man.  And Christie is excellent in the limited time we see her.
 
2022-08-08 11:50:55 AM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: The Sandman - Overall I really liked the series. I have a couple of criticisms which come almost entirely from the costuming and makeup department, but again, overall, I really liked it. My first criticism is with Lucifer's clothes. I would have preferred if they would have used the guy from, you know, Lucifer the show that they now own, but sure. However, all of her clothes look like cheap polyester graduation gowns and that bugs the shiat out of me. They look like they were literally JUST pulled out of the plastic bag they were shipped in. The other major criticism is with Constantine. Constantine is quite literally my favorite Vertigo (now DC) comic book character. The choice to gender swap isn't what bothers me about the character. It was how... CLEAN she was. Her clothes were freshly laundered, her coat clean and pressed, she wore makeup and her hair was professionally done, she wasn't hung over or smoking to take the edge off. EVERYTHING about the appearance and substance of this version of the character is just WRONG. She never once came off as haunted by actual ghosts or the mistakes of her past. They did a better job with Jessica Jones in that regard than with Constantine. And this might seem like a nitpick, but Constantine is a Liverpudlian not an Eastie. The really bad attempt at the East London accent bugged the shiat out of me. My final criticism is that I felt like the Vortex part of the storyline went just a little too fast. I think they should have woven that part in a little earlier and given that story arc more time to develop and grow since it just kind of felt rushed. They spent more time leading up to the Diner incident than they really spent developing the Vortex. Don't get me wrong, they did the Diner scene justice, but that could have been episode 3 not 5 and they could have spent more less time on the historical characters that didn't have a lot of impact on the plot and given that to Rose/Vortex.


FWIW, they didn't use John Constantine because they don't have the rights to use any DC characters from other properties. Which is only an issue for the first few comics/episodes.
 
2022-08-08 11:53:03 AM  

Snapper Carr: bobug: even if I'm a bit disappointed that they didn't use Tom Ellis for Lucifer.

They probably couldn't due to licensing issues.

I like that they still went broadly androgynous with a bulky mannish woman playing the character instead of a thin vaguely feminine man.  And Christie is excellent in the limited time we see her.


I haven't seen Sandman yet but I'm a fan of "Lucifer" and from what I understand, the two don't take place in the same universe so casting him I think would be confusing.
 
2022-08-08 11:56:12 AM  
Fear the Clam:

Russian Doll, Season 1 (2019). Looping timeline with an annoying Noo Yawk broad with a heart of gold.


I would suggest skipping season 2. They really had to stretch to get the main characters back together, and it's like everything until the last episode is the setup, and then the the finale contains a rushed twist and resolution.
 
2022-08-08 11:57:05 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: FWIW, they didn't use John Constantine because they don't have the rights to use any DC characters from other properties. Which is only an issue for the first few comics/episodes.


Which, like I said is fine, it wasn't that they switched it to a female and changed her name. It was everything else about that character that was done wrong. I mean, it's Constantine. They even put in the Astra scene to establish that yes, in fact, this is THAT Constantine. So if they are going to go out of their way to reinforce that this is in fact the character we know it to be, then put some effort into making it at least feel like the right character. This version of Constantine looked like she walked right off the set of the latest pseudo-supernatural police procedural show on NBC.
 
2022-08-08 11:57:13 AM  

AtomPeepers: I'm going to recommend "The Hunt (2020)" as my human hunting movie. It's just crazy enough to be a whole lot of fun with a strong setup and good actors elevating the B movie script.

I also say Prey this weekend and it was the best Predator movie in ages. The second/third best after the original in the series, depending on how you feel about Predator 2.

Black Bird -This was outstanding! I ended up binge watching the whole series because it was that riveting! I was very skeptical because I was typecasting the lead actors, but they brought their A+++ game and the true story the series is based on is beyond riveting! Highly recommended.

Lightyear - it wasn't bad, but why? The movie is a travelogue of references from great science fiction, all used in the service of a story that was just average at best. It just felt like a cash grab from the executives rather than something that needed to be told.

Evil - catching up on the season this is my personal guilty pleasure show. It's just so much fun to watch, and everyone making it just seems to be having a blast in service of a well written and smartly plotted overall arc.


I know it's kind of redundant to call a human hunting movie "heavy handed", but boy The Hunt was heavy handed.
 
2022-08-08 11:57:58 AM  
Finally watched the last few episodes of Vera. Good mysteries, but I do get tired of every criminal just confessing at the end instead of just letting the detective work/evidence do the talking.

Because I had picked back up the game Witcher 3, I decided to re-watch season 1 to binge into season 2. Definitely some weird choices for season 2. Somewhat better production values, but everything is still so clean and well-mended. I had to re-watch part of S2E2 when I was halfway through E3 because I was starting to get confused - nope, I didn't miss anything, it was just weirdly vague. And not to mention the apparent quick travel outside of portals in the later episodes - distances that were weeks away were suddenly traveled to on horse/cart right away. I don't know how anyone who hasn't read the books or played the games can follow this - having done both, even I am having trouble following it.

Just started binging the two seasons of My Life is Murder. Lucy Lawless is just absolutely gorgeous and I love watching her.

I see Murdoch Mysteries on Acorn has a billion seasons - is it worth watching at all?

For human hunting movies, does The Fugitive count? In my last job, every time I was pulled into a meeting I didn't need to be in, I wanted to continually post the TLJ gif of "I don't care!".
 
2022-08-08 11:59:57 AM  

Mugato: Snapper Carr: bobug: even if I'm a bit disappointed that they didn't use Tom Ellis for Lucifer.

They probably couldn't due to licensing issues.

I like that they still went broadly androgynous with a bulky mannish woman playing the character instead of a thin vaguely feminine man.  And Christie is excellent in the limited time we see her.

I haven't seen Sandman yet but I'm a fan of "Lucifer" and from what I understand, the two don't take place in the same universe so casting him I think would be confusing.


Lucifer is basically a sequel to Sandman which has almost nothing to do with the original series.
 
2022-08-08 12:01:39 PM  

Mugato: the two don't take place in the same universe


They did originally. They were all Vertigo Comic properties and took place in the same Vertigo universe. When DC bought Vertigo those IPs got mixed up in their constant incessant rebooting of IPs. But in the beginning yes, it was all the same universe.
 
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