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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Poindexter » Feb 19th, 2013, 10:17 am

We've started watching old TV series on netflix when all else fails. Watched the first two episodes of Knight Rider as a laugh and was suprised at how entertaining it was. A 10 on the cheese factor but a fun watch. Love the tech they put in K.I.T.T., stuff we thought might be possible in the early 80's, such an optimistic era. :127:
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Phoenix Within » Feb 19th, 2013, 10:19 am

well they figured in the 50's we'd be in flying cars. Someone owes me a jetpack!
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby fluffy » Feb 20th, 2013, 8:14 am

I'm three episodes into a newer series called "Boss" with Kelsey Grammer in a role that marks a significant departure from his "clownier" stuff of the past. It's impressive so far. It's loaded with dysfunctional family dynamics and political intrigue, and Grammer himself doing a fine job playing a real *bleep* for a change.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Captain Awesome » Feb 20th, 2013, 10:34 pm

Lady tehMa wrote:We just saw "Here Comes the Boom" - not a heavy movie by any means, but we enjoyed it.


I saw it, and it was crap. Though seeing slightly slimmer Kevin James was refreshing.

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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby fluffy » Feb 23rd, 2013, 9:55 am

Darn darn darn. I just finished episode 6 of the eight episode first season of Kelsey Grammar's "Boss" and I'm hooked. True to form in researching the release date for season 2 I find that the series was cancelled at the end of airing the second season. I seem to have an uncanny ability to fall in love with series that get cancelled in the middle of a multi-season story arc. Carnivale, Saving Grace, Caprica, the list goes on. It's a small comfort that they're talking about a made-for-TV movie to wind up dangling story-lines. Still, it's great viewing and you figure out right away why a best actor Golden Globe went to Grammer for his portrayal of the embroiled mayor of Chicago.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Queen K » Feb 23rd, 2013, 10:45 am

Networks just aren't giving series a chance these days.

Star Trek would have been cancelled in the first season too if the standards of today were applied back then.

Just read a good article in print talking about how the audience today is so fractured with so many choices that having an instant hit, or any hit, is almost impossible today.

Thank the internet.
Or, thank God for the internet.

Oh, and I'm loving River Monsters. It's not just about fishing. It's geography, ecology, geology, culture, history, species of all types, and Jeremy Wade tells a heck of a good story. His photographers really get the landscape too. The episodes featuring the Congo and the Amazon are killer.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Captain Awesome » Feb 23rd, 2013, 5:57 pm

Liquidnails wrote:I watched Flight Thursday evening. I really enjoyed it but I thought the ending was a little lame. Great acting by Denzel, and a pretty darn accurate portrayal of alcoholism and its related struggles. Excellent soundtrack too. I wouldn't be surprised if some sensitive folk would shut it off within the first few minutes. Their loss.


I watched it, and liked it too. Denzel is da bomb, great actor. Characters are shown very life-like, very disgusting.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby fluffy » Feb 23rd, 2013, 6:21 pm

Okay, just finished Season 1 of "Boss". Went through all eight episodes in the last three days, had a real hard time leaving it alone it's that good. Season 2 comes out on disc in April, you can bet I'll be first in line. Gripping drama. Watched a special feature after with Grammer and the writer/creator in discussion. The original idea grew out of Shakespeare's "King Lear".

Excellent viewing, both nipples fully erect on the fluff-o-meter.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Type_O » Feb 26th, 2013, 2:21 am

This is a newer film. 2010 - Canadian.
Called "The beginners guide to endings".

Absolutely love it. Hope you enjoy.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Type_O » Feb 26th, 2013, 2:26 am

-fluffy- wrote:Okay, just finished Season 1 of "Boss". Went through all eight episodes in the last three days, had a real hard time leaving it alone it's that good. Season 2 comes out on disc in April, you can bet I'll be first in line. Gripping drama. Watched a special feature after with Grammer and the writer/creator in discussion. The original idea grew out of Shakespeare's "King Lear".


Excellent viewing, should have hosted the Acadamy Awards.

It's been cancelled. Enjoy Season 2.

Byethebye,
We were completed giftwrapped in Dustin Hoffman's "Luck", and, after two seasons, it has been cut, as well.

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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Type_O » Feb 26th, 2013, 3:25 am

Wanted to add something available on Telus TV on DEMAND
It's called "the Beginners Guide to Endings" (Movie Network)
Worth the time.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby fluffy » Mar 1st, 2013, 12:40 am

Type_O wrote:Excellent viewing, should have hosted the Acadamy Awards.
It's been cancelled. Enjoy Season 2.


Heard that, but there's talk of a TV movie to wrap up dangling storylines.

Type_O wrote:Byethebye,
We were completed giftwrapped in Dustin Hoffman's "Luck", and, after two seasons, it has been cut, as well.


Great, I'll likely love it.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby Queen K » Mar 2nd, 2013, 11:31 pm

Just watched Dune for the first time.

OMIGOD, Star Wars meets Jules Verne meets Steampunk meets Clockwork Orange meets Twin Peaks.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby fluffy » Mar 3rd, 2013, 8:28 am

Queen K wrote:Just watched Dune for the first time.

OMIGOD, Star Wars meets Jules Verne meets Steampunk meets Clockwork Orange meets Twin Peaks.


Which one, Queen K ? With the Twin Peaks reference I assume you saw the David Lynch effort with Kyle McLaughlin ? There were two made-for-TV mini-series made as well, "Dune" and the sequel "Children of Dune" that run about six hours each. If the story-line appealed to you, these longer versions go into a lot more detail and are pretty well put together. Keep an eye out for the DVDs when you're on the 2nd hand store circuit, or you can find them online if you do that sort of thing.
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Re: Any good movies out there?

Postby steven lloyd » Mar 3rd, 2013, 11:10 am

A bit off topic perhaps, but if you really want to appreciate the effort Frank Herbert made in examining religion, politics, conspiracy and betrayal you really need to read the novels. Incredible stuff. Of course the books always tend to be better than the movies, but the Dune collection made me a Herbert fan (he produced a lot a great works and I've got a bit of a collection).
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