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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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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby johnsmith » 23 Feb 2019, 19:50

Started watching a series on Fox called 'banshee'. So far I've seen two episodes and I'm not sick of it yet.

That's a good start for me. :hlo
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby Lols » 25 Feb 2019, 11:34

So, having not had time due to a lot of stuff happening and my cup runneth over, not being able to take time to get to the cinema, and by the time these movies were still on at some cinemas, it was too far to travel to,
so, I bought the 2 movies for $40, from Sanity store, being Bohemian Rhapsody, and A star is born.

I liked both movies, Bohemian Rhapsody more. The hubby didn't like the ending of A star is born, said if he new it was going to be a shit sad ending, he would preferred to not have watched it.

I didn't mind it, I was warned it was sad, guess I forgot to tell hubby :oops :roll

Probably wouldn't watch it again, but Bohemian Rhapsody I would watch again.
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby greggerypeccary » 25 Feb 2019, 12:20

Lols wrote:The hubby didn't like the ending of A star is born, said if he new it was going to be a shit sad ending, he would preferred to not have watched it.


He hasn't seen the previous versions?
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby Lols » 25 Feb 2019, 13:29

greggerypeccary wrote:
Lols wrote:The hubby didn't like the ending of A star is born, said if he new it was going to be a shit sad ending, he would preferred to not have watched it.


He hasn't seen the previous versions?


What previous versions? Are there other vestions of that movie?
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby greggerypeccary » 25 Feb 2019, 13:40

Lols wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
Lols wrote:The hubby didn't like the ending of A star is born, said if he new it was going to be a shit sad ending, he would preferred to not have watched it.


He hasn't seen the previous versions?


What previous versions? Are there other vestions of that movie?


Yes. It's a remake.

The most popular version was the Streisand/Kristofferson effort from the mid '70s.

However, the original version is from 1937.

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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby greggerypeccary » 26 Feb 2019, 10:54

Watched 'Roma' last night.

Jesus, what a great film!

Best movie I've seen for quite some time.
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby greggerypeccary » 26 Feb 2019, 11:16

greggerypeccary wrote:
Lols wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
Lols wrote:The hubby didn't like the ending of A star is born, said if he new it was going to be a shit sad ending, he would preferred to not have watched it.


He hasn't seen the previous versions?


What previous versions? Are there other vestions of that movie?


Yes. It's a remake.

The most popular version was the Streisand/Kristofferson effort from the mid '70s.

However, the original version is from 1937.

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There was also a version made in the '50s, with Judy Garland and James Mason.
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby mothra » 26 Feb 2019, 11:18

greggerypeccary wrote:Watched 'Roma' last night.

Jesus, what a great film!

Best movie I've seen for quite some time.



We've got that scheduled for tonight. The trailer looks great.
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby greggerypeccary » 26 Feb 2019, 11:24

mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:Watched 'Roma' last night.

Jesus, what a great film!

Best movie I've seen for quite some time.



We've got that scheduled for tonight. The trailer looks great.


I didn't watch the trailer.

I went into it knowing nothing.

Quite an extraordinary movie.

Watch it on a good quality large screen, with the lights out - it's a visual masterpiece, as well as being a wonderful story.
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby Sprintcyclist » 27 Feb 2019, 08:18

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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby mothra » 27 Feb 2019, 08:40

greggerypeccary wrote:
mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:Watched 'Roma' last night.

Jesus, what a great film!

Best movie I've seen for quite some time.



We've got that scheduled for tonight. The trailer looks great.


I didn't watch the trailer.

I went into it knowing nothing.

Quite an extraordinary movie.

Watch it on a good quality large screen, with the lights out - it's a visual masterpiece, as well as being a wonderful story.



Roma was magnificent. What a stunning film.

The delivery scene was so well done, i had to take a break to compose myself. The woman playing Cleo performed that scene in particular spectacularly ... although she was great throughout.

As you said, a visual masterpiece. And i loved the pace of it.
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby greggerypeccary » 27 Feb 2019, 08:51

mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:Watched 'Roma' last night.

Jesus, what a great film!

Best movie I've seen for quite some time.



We've got that scheduled for tonight. The trailer looks great.


I didn't watch the trailer.

I went into it knowing nothing.

Quite an extraordinary movie.

Watch it on a good quality large screen, with the lights out - it's a visual masterpiece, as well as being a wonderful story.



Roma was magnificent. What a stunning film.

The delivery scene was so well done, i had to take a break to compose myself. The woman playing Cleo performed that scene in particular spectacularly ... although she was great throughout.

As you said, a visual masterpiece. And i loved the pace of it.


Yeah the delivery scene and the beach scene - they both had me on the edge of my seat.

I honestly can't think of a film I've enjoyed more in recent years.

Small things, like (in the beginning) when the camera remained focused on the wall when she went to the toilet.

It gave us time to look around the courtyard area and get a feeling of what goes on there.

Such a brilliant film.
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby mothra » 27 Feb 2019, 08:59

All of those enormous cars. So fucking huge. Clever juxtaposition of the husband driving so carefully (i knew the dog shit meets tyre was coming but how could they not?) in and the wife later just tearing up the walls.

A very clever statement on her emotional distress. I really dug how they showed her as being flawed yet didn't paint her as a villain. We understood her fallibility and forgave her. You don't usually see such care taken of characters in main stream films. After yelling at and hitting her kids, the usual story line would have thrown the book at her.

This film understood.

Was most refreshing.
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Re: The best of Netflix and Stan.

Postby Sprintcyclist » 27 Feb 2019, 09:37

roma was junk
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