Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by JoshV, Jan 9, 2012.
So...is it actually....good?
It's fantastic. You'll come away a better person for having experienced it. Seriously, go watch it.
Alright, you've sold me, I'll check it out!
Hah, it was already in my queue! I'll move it up!
Love me some Ghost Dog. I think mostly because it wasn't the movie I expected it to be. I think they actually somehow managed to nail the urban assassin with a samurai code shtick and made it work while successfully making it feel like a modern day take on a Kurosawa movie.
oOOoooOOOoohhhh, that puts it much higher on my need to see list.
82% on RT. I don't think I have to be a fan of any of that* to watch this movie.
*I'm totally a fan of all that shit
It's definitely a weird movie. a bit too tongue in cheek at points. It's been on netflix before, did it get re-added?
It's got pigeons. For Broken Forum that is also a huge selling point.
I dont think I saw it anywhere, but if you like the Comedy Bang Bang Podcast, Netflix recently added IFC's Comedy Bang Bang first season.
Archer S3 has just been added. Time to re-enter the DANGER ZONE.
Ooohhhh, season 3 was batshit insanely awesome. Enjoy!
The Killing Season 2 FINALLY out. Woohoo! Another show that I just could not see myself having any interest in, but completely enjoying. Having 2 daughters, those first few episodes were brutal, but very engaging for lack of a better term.
I noticed Justified was added to Amazon Prime streaming, but not to Netflix. Which kind of sucks because my area finally got the Super HD or whatever the hell Netflix branded it.
Yeah, definitely irritating, I have no idea how all the licensing is handled, but sucks not having Justified, not even early seasons.
Amazon locked that shit down. Moneyhats, yo.
Yeah, Downton Abbey was streaming on Netflix but is getting yanked because Amazon won the Exclusive Streaming rights. Which is not really endearing Amazon to me. "We bring you exclusive shows! By taking them away from a service you already use!" Feh.
I'm kind of shocked Apple isn't using its ungodly piles of cash to buy up all kinds of exclusive content. Glad, but shocked.
I was pretty stunned to see that LoveFilm, a service in desperate need of more streaming content, was losing streaming content. It's just the stupidest licensing arrangement ever. Do you know what I'm going to do when my subscription service loses shows? It's not sign up to yet another subscription service, let me assure you of that.
We finally watched The Way We Live Now, which
Marged added to our streaming queue ages ago and which I've been dreading because I assumed it was yet another dull BBC period drama. It isn't! It's exciting and smart, it's amazingly relevant to today's politics, and it's got an outstanding cast. Really recommend it highly because it is awesome.
Rule of thumb, even when the drama he is in sucks, David Suchet makes it worth watching.
He's awesome in this. Also I kind of want to read the book to see if the proto-Randian speech he gives is in there because if so, wow. He basically sounds like today's most extreme free marketeers.
cartoon network stuff:
venture bros season 1
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Justice League Unlimited
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
there's a bunch more series as well.
I don't know Cartoon Network that well. Are any of those appropriate for a three year old?
I do look forward to watching the Boondocks on my own time.
Powerpuff Girls, Dexters Lab and Fosters are the youngest skewed of the set, though none of the cartoon network stuff is targeted that young.
I wish it had more seasons of Venture Bros, but oh well.
i'm enjoying the series way more than i expected. would have skipped it but netflix's rating system said i was likely to give it a high rating. it hit the mark as usual. the main actress is pretty good in the role. i also love the lingo they drop, like when some girl who made a purity promise tries to get around it by offering her boyfriend her "behymen."
look, it's some hollywood ripoff of battle royale!
My wife suckered me into watching the premiere of Awkward a year and a half ago and I instantly became a fan. Season 3 starts up on the 16th.
Fringe is out on netflix. I'm on the first season, really enjoying it so far. Feels a lot like x-files, though with a bit more overt funky science stuff. X-files, the science and strange stuff was always a bit more, "Unable to be proven", as opposed to, "We've captured giant spikey slugs that come out of peope's throats"
Yeah, Fringe, unlike The X-files, is never stingy with its (very silly) explanations. But the best thing about the show, IMHO, is John Noble as Walter Bishop. I have to cover my ears and chant la la la while he's actually talking about science, but it's totally worth it for the rest of his screen time. He steals every single scene that he's in for five years straight.
Oh yeah, I should probably mention the 'science' is a lot less plausible. And they even had one of those CSI image enhancing moments, where they go from a picture of a bridge to an exact street address. And the image was cribbed from a dead women's eye no less.
Dr. Walter Bishop is the only reason I watch Fringe. One of the best characters ever created, and Noble just nails it every time. It's too bad he can't be in a better show.
Another weekend of Fringe Binge: Oh your science is so terrible. Dr. Bishop is lots of fun though. I do find it odd they haven't given him a cell phone yet.
Also, is it me, or is Fringe an example of a strong female character done right?
Finally caught "Safety Not Guaranteed" and really enjoyed it! I recommend it to anyone who likes a (very, very very) light sci-fi romantic comedy that doesn't throw down the romance too hard.
Watched it tonight based on your recommendation and enjoyed it despite some stunt casting, questionable directing decisions, and a meh ending. It seemed like they were trying too hard to make it seem like a quirky indie flick with no budget, but it still worked thanks to decent writing and nuanced characters. I wish they would make a creepier version with Gary Busey as the guy who placed the ad.
quirky indie flick with a real budget is approximately how I described it to another friend!
And yeah, a much darker version with Busey might actually be the funniest thing ever.
Fringe is getting pretty good. S3 is great.
I especially love:
I don't know if this is a new addition to their streaming content, but:
How the Universe Works was pretty awesome. I have a feeling that it won't contain any new information for the younger members of the forum, but as for myself, I kinda stopped learning about the cosmos when I left high school in 2000, so it contained a lot of updates for me. Its production values are pretty damn high, it's narrated by Mike Rowe which is awesome, and the way it anthropomorphises the universe is cheesy but forgiveable.
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