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The Most Recent Movie You've Seen on Streaming, Broadcast TV, or Movie Theater?

 
 
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 6 Oct, 2020 09:31 pm
@snood,
snood wrote:

I hear you. I could have some sympathy for her too if she was just “herding cats” all day (I have some experience herding two-legged cats). But that bitch was evil.


I’ve watched the first episode of Rachett. I’ll watch them all and I’m sure it’ll be a good story.
However, at this limited exposure, I’m not sure about how I feel about this Mildred. It feels like they tried to make it closer to an American Horror Story, based on the beginning and ending scenes.

It feels like they want to make a scary thriller, with a nurse as the main character, and Mildred was the only name the writers could come up with that had a name that people would recognize.
Younger people won’t even know that. To them her name just sounds like someone clearing their throat.

Back to the movie, since it’s fresh in my mind. The young nurse who was her assistant? I felt like she had issues too. She willingly watched everything going on, and she never showed anything on her face.

I also wondered about the choice of Scatman as the night nurse. I don’t remember in the book if the person was a black man.

OFOTCN was written in 1962, the film in 1975.

When McMurphy’s girlfriend and her friend showed up, I wonder if they were trying to emphasize the girls loose morals by presenting the friend as someone who was willing to go off with a black man.
That certainly wouldn’t happen if the setting was today. If she slept with him race wouldn’t have anything to do with it. But back in 1962?

I just now realized when I watched it in 1975 when I would have been 16 or 17, I never put it together that these 2 were prostitutes.
snood
 
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Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2020 01:22 am
@chai2,
Turkle, like the three “black boy” orderlies was black in the book as well as in the movie.
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snood
 
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Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2020 03:34 am
Just watched the 1969 version of True Grit again.

This is one of my favorite scenes in all of moviedom.

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Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2020 08:32 am
@chai2,
I finished off watching Ratched. It had many great moments and some which left me unimpressed. The ending left me wondering if there'll be a season two.

Prior to Ratched, I visually consumed Netflix's Cathedral of the Sea (original Spanish titile, la Catredal Del Mar). Set in Barclona, circa 1300s, it kept my attention. Starvation, uprisings, inquisition... What's not to like.


Lately I've been aware that the entire world of streaming services is going to eventually dissolve network television....unless they start creating better material and giving better scenery, costuming, hair and makeup.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2020 02:51 pm
Remember when Adam Sandler promised to make the worst movie of all time if he wasn't nominated or lost the lead actor Oscar for his lead role in Uncut Gems? #spoilers: He and the entire film was snubbed this year.

Adam Sandler wrote:
If I don't get [the lead actor Oscar], I'm going to f***ing come back and do one again that is so bad on purpose just to make you all pay. That's how I get them.

He might have committed the rest of his career to this deadly promise.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 9 Oct, 2020 09:14 am
In the middle of watching Bloodshot, it’s a pretty run of the mill super hero film with Vin Deisel, but special mention to American actor Lamorne Morris with the most convincing English accent I have ever heard from an American actor. He certainly had me fooled.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 9 Oct, 2020 09:48 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

In the middle of watching Bloodshot, it’s a pretty run of the mill super hero film with Vin Deisel, but special mention to American actor Lamorne Morris with the most convincing English accent I have ever heard from an American actor. He certainly had me fooled.


I love Brits doing American accents...and loathe Americans attempting a British accent. Gotta see Bloodshot just to see that one you mentioned.

I remember listening to what was obviously an American doing a cockney accent in Witness for the Prosecution. I saw it while stationed in England...and the accent was embarrassingly horrible. I wondered why they didn't just hire an English actress for the part. The movie was filled with Brits. But then the plot thickened...and it all made sense.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 9 Oct, 2020 09:51 am
@Frank Apisa,
He was spot on, I was looking him up on IMDb to see where I’d seen him before, and I hadn’t.
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eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Sun 11 Oct, 2020 07:33 am
Just finished season 2 of The Boys and already can't wait for season 3.

Brilliant show, never fails to shock. Loads of guts n' gore, shocks galore. Plenty of dark humour.
Check it out on Prime.




https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190634/
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 11 Oct, 2020 07:43 am
@Frank Apisa,
One pretty good test is the pronunciation of words like amazon, pentagon, python and marathon. Americans, (and John Oliver!) pronounce the last syllable as it appears, on.

We don’t do that, we run the letters together, contract them so it sounds like amaz’n, pentag’n, pyth’n and marath’n. If there is any syllable sound it’s ugh, not o.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 11 Oct, 2020 08:11 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

One pretty good test is the pronunciation of words like amazon, pentagon, python and marathon. Americans, (and John Oliver!) pronounce the last syllable as it appears, on.

We don’t do that, we run the letters together, contract them so it sounds like amaz’n, pentag’n, pyth’n and marath’n. If there is any syllable sound it’s ugh, not o.


Yup.

I love to tell people here that my favorite eatery in London was a place across the street from The Palace of Westminster.

It was called, "In the Shadow of St. Stephen's."

The word "saint" is another tell...with that run-together contraction. When I pronounce it S'n't Stephen's, I always get curious looks.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 11 Oct, 2020 08:54 am
@Frank Apisa,
We tend to use both depending on the situation, usually a contraction for place names but the full word for the person, but not always. S’n’t is less effort to say than saint, like telly, or lecky instead of electricity.

Laziness is probably at the root of it all.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 11 Oct, 2020 08:57 am
@Frank Apisa,
When I was flying home from a holiday in Texas I was sat next to an American lady and we were talking about the local cuisine. I had to enunciate a lot, she didn’t understand me when I said fish’nchips.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2020 04:21 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

When I was flying home from a holiday in Texas I was sat next to an American lady and we were talking about the local cuisine. I had to enunciate a lot, she didn’t understand me when I said fish’nchips.


Yeah, that can be tough for Americans.

BEST FISH AND CHIPS EVER...the Upton Fish and Chip shop. Or at least it was back in the 1950's. Used to get take-out there at least twice a week when I was stationed there.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2020 04:28 am
@Frank Apisa,
Southampton isn’t best suited for fish ‘n chips. There was a chip shop opposite where I used to live that was really dire. I’ve never known anyone finish a bag of chips from there, and I used to know some really scummy people.

When we have it I drive to a small town just outside of the city limits called West End. There’s a really good one there, I have a loyalty card.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 09:13 pm
That Night of the Lepus plague back in 1972 made for a terrible cinematic journey. If it wasn't for the Rifftrax commentary track, it would have been utterly unwatchable.
https://imgur.com/Obxo1Ch.jpg
https://imgur.com/a99WtcY.jpg

The original movie itself was pretty absurd, poorly directed, and duller than watching regular sized rabbits run, sprint, and lay around miniature houses, trucks, and general stores.

One of the worst horror movies from the 1970s, if not one of the worst movies ever made (though its pretty close).
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Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2020 08:44 am
Recently watched After Hours, directed by Martin Scorsese from 1985. It is about a guy trying to get a date with a woman and ends up trying to escape the New York neighborhood of Soho.

It is definitely Scorsese's weirdest film, as the denizens of Soho are a peculiar bunch (one is obsessed with the 60s, another makes plaster art, the ice cream truck lady, etc), and the main character, played by Griffin Dunne, is just having the worst night of his life, with things getting worse by the end.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 28 Oct, 2020 04:19 pm
Wellington Paranormal (TV show)
Episode 1: Demon Girl

Only 2 episodes are available on YouTube, but the 2 seasons can be streamed on a free movie app.

Officers O'Leary and Minogue keep their calm and under-react when confronted by paranormal events. This is a spoof of "Cops" and "X-Files" produced by New Zealand television and directed by Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit).

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SEvlptStklk&t=650s

https://cdn.watch-series.co/cover/wellington-paranormal-season-1.png
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snood
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2020 05:11 pm
I just finished the 7th - last - episode of the Netflix limited series The queen’s Gambit.
All about a pitiful little orphan girl and her exploits on the way to playing for the world chess championship.
It’s engrossing drama. Very well written. Beautifully filmed all over the world. It’s done such that even if you don’t like or understand chess, you still get drawn into the competition and drama.
Two thumbs up.
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2020 07:31 pm
@snood,
Oooooooh. Snood I have that on my list for the last week and am very much looking forward to watching it!

 

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