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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby mothra » 12 Feb 2019, 10:54

I'm nearing the end of Black Earth Rising on Netflix. It's so very interesting ... about the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide and international law. It's fabulous to see Africa being represented as it is in this series ... such complexity.

John Goodman is, as usual, fantastic.
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby Sprintcyclist » 12 Feb 2019, 11:00

Lols wrote:Went to see Aquaman last night at Reading Cinema, big screen, and seats that recline your feet, very comfy, $16 per ticket.
I have these earphones they lend me from the service desk so I can hear better, and they really do work well.

The movie, I thought, wow, such a lot of special effects, amazing, a bit like star wars underwater, all the different kingdoms underwater, and types that live there,
but....it just became all too much with the graphics and special effects, a bit of overkill.....maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind for too much happening in a movie.
I wish it was a bit slower paced so I could 'take in' all the brilliant special effects.

Up to you to judge, let me know what you think when you watch it.


I did not see Aquaman but the overabundance of FX to sell a movie is poor.

Give me a movie with a story and a message please.
eg, Clint Eastwoods movies as a director are of a high quality. Low on FX if any
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby greggerypeccary » 12 Feb 2019, 13:11

mothra wrote:I'm nearing the end of Black Earth Rising on Netflix. It's so very interesting ... about the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide and international law. It's fabulous to see Africa being represented as it is in this series ... such complexity.

John Goodman is, as usual, fantastic.


Someone told me about that series yesterday.

That's the next one on my list.

I finished Russian Doll on the weekend - wasn't impressed :sad
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby mothra » 12 Feb 2019, 20:47

greggerypeccary wrote:I finished Russian Doll on the weekend - wasn't impressed :sad


It tanked hard, didn't it. Started out so well.

I think if it were an hour long, the whole thing, it would have been something. I don't think the overall story line could even sustain a feature length movie let alone a full series.
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby greggerypeccary » 13 Feb 2019, 10:32

mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:I finished Russian Doll on the weekend - wasn't impressed :sad


It tanked hard, didn't it. Started out so well.

I think if it were an hour long, the whole thing, it would have been something. I don't think the overall story line could even sustain a feature length movie let alone a full series.


Nothing new happened in the first 3 or 4 episodes.

There was no development of the story - she died, came back, died again.

You're right: one hour would have been enough.
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby Tally » 13 Feb 2019, 13:55

mothra wrote:I'm nearing the end of Black Earth Rising on Netflix. It's so very interesting ... about the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide and international law. It's fabulous to see Africa being represented as it is in this series ... such complexity.

John Goodman is, as usual, fantastic.


I'll look out for it, I love John Goodman.
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby Sprintcyclist » 13 Feb 2019, 19:54

'When Calls the Heart'

All movies should be like this
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby mothra » 13 Feb 2019, 20:44

Tally wrote:
mothra wrote:I'm nearing the end of Black Earth Rising on Netflix. It's so very interesting ... about the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide and international law. It's fabulous to see Africa being represented as it is in this series ... such complexity.

John Goodman is, as usual, fantastic.


I'll look out for it, I love John Goodman.



He's fabulous isn't he? And the Coen Brothers know it too, bless them.
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby Tally » 14 Feb 2019, 15:48

mothra wrote:
Tally wrote:
mothra wrote:I'm nearing the end of Black Earth Rising on Netflix. It's so very interesting ... about the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide and international law. It's fabulous to see Africa being represented as it is in this series ... such complexity.

John Goodman is, as usual, fantastic.


I'll look out for it, I love John Goodman.



He's fabulous isn't he? And the Coen Brothers know it too, bless them.


Best John Goodman scene ever?

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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Feb 2019, 18:09

Look forward to subscribing to Netflix once I am in my Tassie house on a 50:20 FTTH connection.
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby mothra » 14 Feb 2019, 19:50

Tally wrote:
Best John Goodman scene ever?




So good. I'm a bit partial to this one:






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