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  1. Jun 26, 2017 #31

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    Love that glamour shot limpet. I've wanted to get more into Lang after being blown away by how timely M still is. I'm not afraid of silent films (recently saw MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA, and THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC is one of my all-time faves), so I'll have to check that one out.
     
  2. Jun 26, 2017 #32

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    Trust me, this isn't undue praise. The Sopranos deserves every word of it.
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  3. Jun 26, 2017 #33

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    I'm watching Futurama from season 1, episode 1 AGAIN! Best 📺 series ever*, I just wish they would start making new episodes, it's the only series I want to resume...again.



    *The opinions expressed here are those of Sillywizard and Sillywizard's alone
    ...unless, of course, somebody else shares them...
     
  4. Jun 26, 2017 #34

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    I'm not the biggest cartoon watcher, but have you seen Rick and Morty? I've been hearing a lot of Futurama comparisons.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2017 #35

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    Three's a company should be available on Hulu I think. That stuff never gets old.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2017 #36

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    Yo, I watch Rick and Morty, it has a very high intelligence factor as well, but it can be very crude.
    Futurama is a cut above everything else. I'm hoping HBO or Netflix picks it up and produces new seasons of it!
     
  7. Jun 26, 2017 #37

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    As long as Family Guy never sees the light of day ever again I'll be happy. What a cheap, POS show that was. Now Futurama and the first 15 years of the Simpsons...pure gold.
     
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    High intelligence factor? Do you mean for a cartoon or overall?

    And what's wrong with being crude?

    The Simpsons was only good from season 3 to 8. It's amazing how it turned into complete garbage after that 5 year sprint.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2017 #39

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    my 2 year old
     
  10. Jun 26, 2017 #40

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    Our Hawaiian Tel. package has quite a few movie channels that show older films. Don't mind B&W stepping back in time. Spencer Tracy became one of my favorite actors just watching old movies. Some nice gals too.

    I search movies if looks decent tape it. I end up deleting most after first 5 minutes. You can find some gems. Agree that good movies today are few & far between.
     
  11. Jun 26, 2017 #41

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    Southpark. With our 14yo daughter. Sick and crude but humorously spot on in so many non PC ways.
     
  12. Jun 27, 2017 #42

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    Futurama ROCKED for the first run (3 seasons I think?). Funny, very clever, and with that acidic Groening humor to tie it all together. I especially liked the one where Fry gets stuck in that mental asylum for robots with Bender. "The only disks I'll accept are Oreos -- and then only in the mouth!" And who doesn't love Zoidberg, the crustacean humanoid doctor with the accent and mannerisms of a NY Jew? I lost track of it after that, but I'm glad Comedy Central revived it anyway.

    I have to stick up for Family Guy. The first four seasons or so had some real belly laughs. Kind of like a cartooon version of "Married with Children" (another guilty pleasure). But it tanked fast: now it's just lazy and mean-spirited.

    I also agree with you that (roughly) the first 15 years of The Simpsons was gold. Because I'm a hopeless Simpsons geek, I'll give you my breakdown, complete with gratuitous knife metaphors!

    -Seasons 3-8: golden age. Like a Murray Carter knife or a Shigefusa. You're in awe of the craft.
    -Seasons 9-10: silver age. Still a beautiful blade that sings, like a Takamura Hana Damascus.
    -Seasons 11-13: Bronze Age. Well, it ain't as pretty as the other knives in the rack and it certainly doesn't feel as special, but it still gets the job done better than a Western knife.
    -Seasons 14-present: tin (that means garbage. It's still called The Simpsons, but it ain't the Simpsons). Pure Cutco. DULL Cutco.

    -The great thing about the later seasons is the elastic nature of the episodes: they got looser and the self-referential humor was great. Case in point: the "behind the laughter" ep, and that bit where Homer's in the hammock reading "Blue Pants Monthly":rofl2:
     
  13. Jun 27, 2017 #43

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    A note to film fans and Apple TV owners: DVD/Blu-Ray company Shout! Factory has its own channel. Now featured is a bunch of vintage Dick Cavett interviews with musicians, comedians, and film personalities. The film ones are amazing: Orson Welles, Bette Davis, Robert Mitchum, Katherine Hepburn and many more. My favorites are Welles and especially Hepburn. This was probably the only video interview Hepburn did, and it's a stunner. It clocks in at over 2 hours and I never realized what a fascinating and strong lady she was. There will never be another one like her. Talk shows today? Puh-leeze. It's just a way for airhead celebrities to plug their newest movie/album/whatever. THIS was when tv TALKED. See it on youtube below:

     
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    Agree, mostly. Though I wouldn't say Hong Kong movies are better by default. What's interesting is that many big action/adventure movies made in Hollywood are now being targeted at the growing Chinese 3D Cinema market. Such pesky things as "script" and "screenplay" would just be lost in translation so who cares? :|

    Here's an entertaining and educational clip about editing that picks apart Sucicide Squad. :)

     
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    No edutainment/film criticism I've seen has surpassed that of Red Letter Media's Mr. Plinkett Star Wars reviews. Highly recommended.
     
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    @Damage I think the interesting thing about Better Call Saul is that you get a protagonist which fits a stereotype that is *usually* (not here) kicked from deus ex machina to deus ex machina in comedy. Thoroughly subverted. A comedic protagonist left with full agency, now that is a chimp with a machine gun :)
     
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    Hit the nail on the head.

    I never really believed in Walter White's journey from a wimp to a ruthless killer. It seemed so forced and unnatural. Jimmy becoming Saul is much more believable.

    The funny thing is that when I heard they were doing a Saul Goodman spin-off, I thought it was gonna be a 1 case per week comedy show where Saul goes through lawyer-y hijinks with wacky/sketchy clients. I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be a high quality character drama.

    I'm gonna laugh my a** off if the first image of season four is Jimmy pulling a burnt chuck-roast out of the oven before getting a phone call.
     
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    Fargo!
     
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    Most recently watched Moana and before that There Will Be Blood for the tenth time.
     
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    I was at a screening of There Will Be Blood a few weeks back in Copenhagen. Amazing to see it for the first time on film projection and not digital.
     
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    Ahhh ... how could I forget "Nobunaga no chef" (the dorama version based on the manga). Super wack pretext, but ... the japanese put so much dramaturgy and camera work into a TV production?
     
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    hands down my favorite film. DDL is a master. No Country for Old Men comes a close second.
     
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    I could watch those two films forever
     
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    2007 must have been a good year for you.

    Have you seen The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford?
     
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    I've got into Moana. But like a lot.
     
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    The Bridge original Swedish/Danish

    Black Mirror - all you TZ heads need this in your life. But like, reaaaaally need this.

    Stranger Things - Where have you been if you haven't seen it

    Mr. Robot

    Rewatching The Wire

    Archer

    Peep Show

    I debated whether I should write it down but fuqit, Riverdale. And I'm weirdly compelled
     
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    Some more British magic:

    Broadchurch

    Happy Valley
     
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    Haha. I have been asking myself is 8 to 12 weeks old too early for Despicable Me 3. :D
     
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    I actually did some amazing film watching when my oldest was that age because I'd just sit with her trying to get her to sleep for hours at a time. Watched some crazy stuff like Tree of Life and Antichrist
     
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    Kinda grim watching Antichrist with your young child in the room.

    That's like sitting down and watching Mulholland Drive with your depressed failed actress friend.
     

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