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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 07, 2007 09:41PM Reply Quote
Film, TV, video DVD, DV, Flash. Put the Multi to use here, folks.

John Willoughby – August 09, 2017 11:26AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Apple's Carpool Karaoke series is available for streaming now on Apple Music. Anybody heard anything at all about it, now that it's released? I haven't.

ARL (Moderator) – August 09, 2017 09:22PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Bought the first book of The Expanse series today, Leviathan Wakes.

Johnny, you liked the book, didn't you?

johnny k – August 10, 2017 02:41AM Reply Quote
Love it. Characters are a bit pulpy, but that's the candy shell on a hard sci-fi core. Just checked out the most recent (6th?) one. Enjoy!

John Willoughby – August 10, 2017 04:47AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!

ddt – August 10, 2017 07:37AM Reply Quote
Tried watching Dark Matter and soon skipped the rest of the first season to see Ellen Wong's character debut (sigh, I guess they're treating her as "generic Asian"). Just... if I am going to watch something that feels so cardboard (characters, situations), I'd rather it be '70s or '80s BBC sci-fi with intentionally low budgets and the associated charm.

ddt

Mokers (Moderator) – August 10, 2017 01:00PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I really liked the expanse. I have finished book 4. I think it strays into the "Evil, Inc" a bit much but I think there is good depth to the main characters and it never takes itself too seriously.

ARL (Moderator) – August 10, 2017 04:14PM Reply Quote
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ddt
Tried watching Dark Matter and soon skipped the rest of the first season to see Ellen Wong's character debut (sigh, I guess they're treating her as "generic Asian"). Just... if I am going to watch something that feels so cardboard (characters, situations), I'd rather it be '70s or '80s BBC sci-fi with intentionally low budgets and the associated charm.

ddt

My thoughts too. Even more so with Killjoys

El Jeffe – August 10, 2017 11:58PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Thoughts on Star Trek?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7IMj7WFyE
I'm hopeful.

ARL (Moderator) – August 11, 2017 06:19AM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Pickle Rick!

John Willoughby – August 11, 2017 07:01AM Reply Quote
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El Jeffe
Thoughts on Star Trek?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7IMj7WFyE
I'm hopeful.

Not sure why Klingons need yet another remake, this time to look more like insects. Not sure why Spock needs another semi-sibling that he never mentioned; perhaps every Vulcan needs to be tied to Spock in some way.

ddt – August 11, 2017 07:03AM Reply Quote
Film Crit Hulk on Pickle Rick (warning, this gets deep): http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/08/08/film-crit-hulk-smash-lets-talk-about-pickle-rick

The Trekyards guys (on youtube) are having a hard time remaining optimistic about STD.

But then there's this: http://www.avclub.com/article/church-cool-people-organist-shreds-star-trek-theme-259346

ddt

ddt – August 11, 2017 07:18AM Reply Quote
Brutal dissection of Ready Player One (I admit I couldn't get through it, for many of the same reasons, plus I do not think most of those targets of nostalgia are SUPER KEEN): https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/ready-player-one-finds-the-bleak-limits-of-nostalgia-1797497066

ddt

ARL (Moderator) – August 11, 2017 02:50PM Reply Quote
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Film Crit Hulk on Pickle Rick (warning, this gets deep): http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/08/08/film-crit-hulk-smash-lets-talk-about-pickle-rick

Absolutely spot on. For a cartoon that superficially just appears to be about wacky sci-fi adventures that episode got pretty deep. The therapist was awesome.

johnny k – August 11, 2017 09:12PM Reply Quote
Yes! Just caught up. Susan Sarandon. Never seen a therapist get to the point that quickly in real life.
Like Hulk's point about consequences. For all the dimension jumping, there's very little escaping.

El Jeffe – August 13, 2017 03:54AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Watched movie 2016 LOVING last night.
Brilliantly honest. Not sensationalistic. Snapshot of USAmerican life.

ARL (Moderator) – August 15, 2017 12:10AM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
OMG, how did I take this long to discover Veep? Almost as good as The Thick of It (and by the same director).

Cue shade/snark from ddt in 3, 2, 1...

ddt – August 15, 2017 05:19AM Reply Quote
I like Veep!

ddt

John Willoughby – August 15, 2017 06:28AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
I like Veep.

ARL (Moderator) – August 15, 2017 03:40PM Reply Quote
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I like Veep!

ddt

And there I was hoping you'd be the David Stratton to my Margaret Pomerantz (two Australian movie review critics who were notorious for strongly disagreeing on nearly everything)

ddt – August 15, 2017 03:56PM Reply Quote
Okay, uh, it's dragged on a bit since it got the new showrunner, some shticks are being recycled, and it's sad there's no chance of a cameo by either Capaldi or Gandolfini's characters.

ddt

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