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Well, something we watched we didn’t think we would be interested... yet amazing graphics.... by Stephen Spielberg.....Ready Player One.
If you have kids/teens they will love this gamer movie!
Reality and fantasy mixed in together brilliantly!
 

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Watched Stowaway on Netflix last night. It was OK. I'm usually a fan off Toni Collete although I found her performance in this less than inspiring
 

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Yeah I watched that last week. Lot of intense acting. Toni Collete had a very serious role.
But some stuff ups they did during space walk that shouldn’t have happened.
That first oxygen bottle!
So annoying!
I reckon they should’ve turned to go back to earth.
 

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The Tracker, on Netflix. Absolutely stunning, across the board. Must-see viewing.
 

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The old Gary Sweet flick?

That was a good movie.

Whatever happened to Gary?
That's the one. David Gulpilil is outstanding in it.

I saw it on the big screen and the landscape was just epic. It lost little on the small screen though. Still an excellent flick.
 

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'Monkey' has just hit Netflix and i am thrilled.

My son won't watch it with me though because he finds it offensive. I'm crestfallen.
 

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I watched a Netflix series named "Unorthodox" about a Jewish woman who runs away from her husband, an Orthodox Jew, and from her New York Orthodox Jewish society and escapes to Germany. The woman later finds out she is pregnant which triggers Jewish society to attempt to compel her to return by her husband and another man who set out to find her and bring her back to New York. This signifies that the child is more valuable to Orthodox Jewish society than the woman and that Orthodox Jewish society regards the yet-to-be-born child as their property.

The most striking thing about the movie was the very positive portrayal of young German people who heartily befriended this woman and helped her to transition from her Orthodox Jewish traditions into the modern German society of youth. I had never previously perceived Germans as being particularly friendly.

The current series ends with her refusing to return to New York and her seeking to win a musical scholarship in Germany in order to pursue a career in music that had been denied to her and women in general by Orthodox Jewish society.

Her change from piano to singing in the pursuit of the music scholarship is strange in the context of Orthodox Jewish tradition:

A fundamental issue in the role of women as music makers in Jewish culture is related to the Talmudic dictum (Berachot 24a): "the woman's voice is indecent" which appears in regard to the prohibition of a male to recite a blessing or any other prayer while hearing a woman singing.
 
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The dubbing offends him. The stylised Chinese accents.

he wouldn't want to go to Europe to watch an American movie in a foreign language then

it just wasn't right that Clint Eastwood was speaking in another voice, it even freaked me out a little:doh
 

mothra

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he wouldn't want to go to Europe to watch an American movie in a foreign language then

it just wasn't right that Clint Eastwood was speaking in another voice, it even freaked me out a little:doh

Do they speak with bad American accents?
 

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Do they speak with bad American accents?
no, they were speaking in their native language so no accents ... it was because I know what, in this case, Clint sounds like, so when you see their face moving but someone else's voice :OMG..... took a bit of getting used to.

I have to wonder though, do they keep the same person and use his voice for every role played by Clint for example? Get an A grade actor and you've got a career for life
 

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Two shows to wathc out for on Netflix ... 'The Kominsky Method', starring Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin and Kathleen Turner and all sorts of other fabulous names. Absolute master class of a show.

And 'Special' ... about a young man with cerebral palsy going about his life. Funny, clever, thought provoking, emotive ... serious quality.
 

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Yes I think that's the one I saw once too.
Brilliant movie. Is that the one where the husband and his friend (quite a pushy friend) went out to find her?

I watched a Netflix series named "Unorthodox" about a Jewish woman who runs away from her husband, an Orthodox Jew, and from her New York Orthodox Jewish society and escapes to Germany. The woman later finds out she is pregnant which triggers Jewish society to attempt to compel her to return by her husband and another man who set out to find her and bring her back to New York. This signifies that the child is more valuable to Orthodox Jewish society than the woman and that Orthodox Jewish society regards the yet-to-be-born child as their property.

The most striking thing about the movie was the very positive portrayal of young German people who heartily befriended this woman and helped her to transition from her Orthodox Jewish traditions into the modern German society of youth. I had never previously perceived Germans as being particularly friendly.

The current series ends with her refusing to return to New York and her seeking to win a musical scholarship in Germany in order to pursue a career in music that had been denied to her and women in general by Orthodox Jewish society.

Her change from piano to singing in the pursuit of the music scholarship is strange in the context of Orthodox Jewish tradition:

A fundamental issue in the role of women as music makers in Jewish culture is related to the Talmudic dictum (Berachot 24a): "the woman's voice is indecent" which appears in regard to the prohibition of a male to recite a blessing or any other prayer while hearing a woman singing.
 
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