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Arts & Liberties => Movies, TV, DVD, Video Games => Topic started by: Moonbeam on August 18, 2011, 02:39:53 pm

Title: What are you watching?......
Post by: Moonbeam on August 18, 2011, 02:39:53 pm
We just finished watching the first four episodes from the first season of Chuck. So far we're enjoying the show :)
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Post by: gaurdduck on August 18, 2011, 03:12:42 pm
I'm about to watch Fairy Tail.

Recently I've watched the Kino no Tabi movie and Mawaru Penguindrum up to episode 6.

I watch Big Bang Theory, Naruto Shippuuden, Bleach, and One Piece on a weekly basis.

I await the second season of Yumekui Merry (夢くいメリー).

The Sacred Blacksmith was awesome, but that it only had 26 episodes was very disappointing. I want to read the light novels now though...
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Post by: DiabloLoco on August 18, 2011, 07:41:03 pm
I watch Big Bang Theory
:laugh: BAZINGA!!!  :laugh:
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Post by: mi6a2lm on August 18, 2011, 08:32:05 pm
Grew up on cartoons, now all I watch are cartoons, too (Family Guy, South Park) - any dramas I watch have been on HBO (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Sopranos).
Just got caught up on new episodes of South Park (southparkstudios.com):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uOfhHcRjF8  [2:02]
(Cartman starts the Crack Baby Athletic Association and tries to find out how he can still make money by not paying his 'players' video game royalties ... so he visits the NCAA office at Colorado University to get some tips)
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Post by: Moonbeam on August 22, 2011, 02:19:09 pm
We finished all four seasons of The Tudors. Great series (though a tad too much T&A for me). I thought the costumes were breathtaking. Whatever romantic notion I had of that era were quickly thrown out the window...
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Post by: gaurdduck on August 22, 2011, 04:50:00 pm
Fairy Tail ep 7.

http://www.animedreaming.tv/fairy-tail-episode-7/mirror-61024/
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Post by: knobster on September 14, 2011, 05:29:58 am
Watching The Fringe on Netflix.

Series that has the FBI and some mad scientist investigating and solving bizarre cases.  The last episode I watched they were trying to discover why a young women spontaneously combusted.  Each case ends up having a (for Hollywood) scientific explanation.  All the while there is a back story of a large corporation that wants to take over the world.  What else is new right?

Oh, and from time to time I watch an episode or two of Voyager.

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Post by: gaurdduck on September 14, 2011, 09:58:41 am
日常

English title: "Nichijou: My ordinary Life"

I think it's one of the best comedy shows this year. Yuuko and Mai are both Boke types, and Mio is the Tsukkomi. There are other characters, and 3 more main chara that make it worth the watch. Nano (an android that looks human except for a wind-up key sticking out of her back), Hakase ("Professor", a child-genius that made Nano), and Sakamoto-san (a cat that can talk because of one of Hakase's inventions).
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Post by: veritas77 on September 14, 2011, 07:52:02 pm
Triplets of Belleville  ^_^
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Post by: Moonbeam on October 05, 2011, 07:02:36 pm
Got to see "The Killer Elites" in the theater. We normally would have waited to rent it, but my MIL offered to baby-sit and that was cheaper than a nice, romantic dinner somewhere. Didn't realize it was a remake until I saw mi6 mention it. It was okay...
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Post by: gaurdduck on October 05, 2011, 07:45:51 pm
GOSICK

A mystery themed Anime set in a fictional country in Europe, and the year is 1924.

The Protagonists are: Victorique, a petite shy girl who spends most of her time in a library reading books, has savant-like observational and mental capabilities that allow her to solve mysteries as if they were nothing... Kujo Kazuya, a Japanese foreign exchange student studying in that fictional country, becomes the friend of Victorique and helps her find mysteries to solve. Because of his black hair and frequent association with deaths in the area, some of the locals call him the grim reaper.

Aside from the usual mystery type stuff, there is plenty of cloak and dagger, and some steampunk influence.
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Post by: LaughingBear on October 05, 2011, 08:05:43 pm
Disk one of, "Energy From The Vacuum" (http://www.energyfromthevacuum.com/index.html)

Originally conceived as a theatrical release length documentary, and inspired by Tom Bearden's book of the same name,  it quickly became evident during filming that, due to the high quality of the material, only a multi-part Series would allow enough time to do the subject matter and the participants justice.  This Series format also allows for the production of future segments as circumstances dictate.

Shot with two cameras in digital widescreen by Oscar-nominated Director William Gazecki in 2004 and 2005, this is the first ever in-depth look on film at the errors and omissions in today's electrical physics and the inventors (and their devices) who have exploited these gaping holes to pioneer the production of free electrical energy from the infinite vacuum all around us.  After William left the project, additional filming has taken place every year, yielding hundreds of hours of new film, plus archival footage from the past which has been blended in as required.
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Post by: Scarmiglione' on October 07, 2011, 07:30:04 am
Doctor Who with the kids... it's surprisingly great for both entertaining and stretching their minds. It is truly rare to find a TV that is for the "family" that doesn't speak down to or insult children's intelligence.
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Post by: Moonbeam on October 07, 2011, 10:45:49 am
We're making our way through the Chuck series. We're halfway through season 2...
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Post by: Moonbeam on November 23, 2011, 03:18:47 pm
Saw IMMORTALS last weekend. Cavill was totally swoon-worthy of course, and I kept wondering how he would play Superman. The movie: meh
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Post by: gaurdduck on November 23, 2011, 07:26:54 pm
I finished Nae Yeojachinguneun Gumiho yesterday... It was a typical Romantic Comedy with some drama in it... Well, the part with the gumiho was a little unconventional.

I just started Denpa Onna Seishun Otoko about a girl that thinks she's an Alien. Interesting so far... very eccentric.
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Post by: hangman on December 01, 2011, 09:46:15 pm
Roy Orbison on PBS. Great voice.
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Post by: PrepperTraining on December 02, 2011, 11:02:55 am
Don't watch much broadcast TV lately.  Currently watching http://www.stoneywolf.com/product-p/sw9123.htm and http://www.stoneywolf.com/product-p/sw9149.htm.  Also trying to find time for this series: http://www.survival.com/?page_id=21

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Post by: Moonbeam on December 06, 2011, 02:35:16 pm
Finished up the Chuck seasons, now we can start watching the current one. We started the Bluray version of the Star Wars saga last week (episodes IV, V and VI). Hope to get to the others ones soon. Went to the theaters to see the latest Twilight flick. [We like vampire stories and teenage angst amuses us :)]
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Post by: Moonbeam on December 11, 2011, 11:33:50 pm
Saw Cowboys Vs Aliens. Not bad. Harrison Ford redeemed himself from Indiana 4, IMHO...
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Post by: knobster on December 14, 2011, 05:29:34 am
Watched the first two episodes of 'The Colony' but couldn't continue.  A few years ago I would have loved this but knowing what I know now...

Complete strangers wandering around a burning city and happening upon an abandoned factory - OK, maybe they were very lucky.

Said factory has an inverter, 20+ car batteries, a pantry somewhat stocked with canned goods, and a freakin' crate of power tools - nah, their luck can't be that good.

They go out on a food run and scare off other scavengers and bikers by simply waving broom handles - nope, they would have all been shot.  End of show.
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Post by: dreamland on December 16, 2011, 07:13:45 pm
just finished watching captain america.
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Post by: knobster on January 04, 2012, 05:45:36 am
Got the movie Taken for Christmas and have watched it three times already.

A retired gov't agent (CIA I believe) wants to be closer to his 17-yr old daughter and is reluctant to let her go to Paris with a friend.  She is abducted while there - is actually talking on the phone to the dad while it happens - and the rest of the movie is a very determined father kicking arse and taking names until he gets her back.  Liam Neeson portrays a very good father and even better arse-kicker throughout.  The movie got me to thinking though: what training and skills does he posses?

I'm thinking at the very least:
Hand to hand combat
Firearms - all types
Defensive driving
Urban orienteering
Languages
Psychology
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Post by: Moonbeam on January 04, 2012, 02:34:36 pm
KNOBSTER - I watched that movie because I carry a torch of sorts for Liam Neeson *sigh* Was there something to learn?!  :rolleyes:
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Post by: gaurdduck on January 24, 2012, 10:44:41 pm
I've been watching Joan of Arcadia with my grandma lately. It's pretty good.
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Post by: Rarick on February 02, 2012, 06:17:42 am
http://greenpowerscience.com/SHOPREFLECTIVEBUY.html      A cheap way to put together solar hot water/ steam collectors.
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Post by: gaurdduck on February 02, 2012, 09:40:53 am
Hourou Musuko

http://www.animedreaming.tv/hourou-musuko-episode-2/

It's adapted from my favorite Manga, so I figured I'd give it a whirl. I'm only on ep 2 though. The art is great and there are several times I've wanted to hug Nitori already.
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Post by: Moonbeam on March 01, 2012, 03:13:00 pm
Just finished up season 2 of Downtown Abbey. Love the show!
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Post by: gaurdduck on March 01, 2012, 09:19:06 pm
Kashimashi
A Romantic comedy of the Shoujo-Ai (少女愛) genre.
http://www.veoh.com/list/u/maiotome732
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Post by: carolyunad on May 08, 2012, 12:44:59 am
SUITES, pretty good one for mejust like HOUSE tv series  :mellow:
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Post by: gaurdduck on June 03, 2012, 01:00:20 am
Kannazuki no Miko, though so far it seems packed with cliche and not very original...
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Post by: stainzblue on June 24, 2012, 04:40:59 pm
Just watched Zeitgeist: The Movie on Netflix Streaming.  I can't say it was "eye opening" because my eyes have been open for almost four years now.  But I am surprised the movie was given a, sort of, mainstream platform like Netflix streaming.  Wonder how many people will actually watch it?  Wonder how many of those that watch it will begin to at least think? 
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Post by: DiabloLoco on June 24, 2012, 05:44:52 pm
Just watched Zeitgeist: The Movie on Netflix Streaming.  I can't say it was "eye opening" because my eyes have been open for almost four years now.  But I am surprised the movie was given a, sort of, mainstream platform like Netflix streaming.  Wonder how many people will actually watch it?  Wonder how many of those that watch it will begin to at least think?
There are a few Zeitgeist films out. You can watch them for free on youtube.
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Post by: gaurdduck on June 24, 2012, 11:27:46 pm
Just watched Zeitgeist: The Movie on Netflix Streaming.  I can't say it was "eye opening" because my eyes have been open for almost four years now.  But I am surprised the movie was given a, sort of, mainstream platform like Netflix streaming.  Wonder how many people will actually watch it?  Wonder how many of those that watch it will begin to at least think?
There are a few Zeitgeist films out. You can watch them for free on youtube.

I found it very boring, and made the people whom I knew to have seen it seem like they thought the world was gonna end.
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Post by: DiabloLoco on June 25, 2012, 06:25:47 am
Just watched Zeitgeist: The Movie on Netflix Streaming.  I can't say it was "eye opening" because my eyes have been open for almost four years now.  But I am surprised the movie was given a, sort of, mainstream platform like Netflix streaming.  Wonder how many people will actually watch it?  Wonder how many of those that watch it will begin to at least think?
There are a few Zeitgeist films out. You can watch them for free on youtube.

I found it very boring, and made the people whom I knew to have seen it seem like they thought the world was gonna end.
I really got a anarcho-socialist vibe from it. Being a capitalist, the films kinda turned me off.
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Post by: knobster on June 25, 2012, 10:43:28 am
Currently deep into Sons of Guns.  Just watched the group assemble and fire a 'Ma Deuce'.
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Post by: Moonbeam on June 28, 2012, 11:36:52 am
Saw the movie Courageous a few months back and it still stays at the forefront for me...
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Post by: Moonbeam on July 04, 2012, 10:56:48 pm
Watched The A-Team (movie version) again. The movie gets better everytime I see it  :thumbsup:
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Post by: knobster on July 05, 2012, 05:25:49 am
Just finished another episode of My Little Pony.  Not sure how that got on my Netflix queue.  <Glances over at 6-yr old daughter>  Oh yeah... now I remember.
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Post by: Rarick on July 05, 2012, 06:34:08 am
I have been working my way thru old shows/ series on Netflix.  Mainly of the Mythbuster, Build It/ DIY stuff with some big bang theory mixed in- not the tv show.......
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Post by: gaurdduck on July 05, 2012, 11:20:23 am
Yuru Yuri
Hourou Musuko

(I think Morinaga Milk's works should be made into a TV series.)
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Post by: Moonbeam on July 05, 2012, 04:49:11 pm
Just finished another episode of My Little Pony.  Not sure how that got on my Netflix queue.  <Glances over at 6-yr old daughter>  Oh yeah... now I remember.

I opened the Netflix envelope today and lo' and behold it contained The Tigger Movie. *sigh* I have got to do something about my Little Ones getting online. Kids, right?!!  :rolleyes:
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Post by: skeemer on July 05, 2012, 05:50:13 pm
Just finished another episode of My Little Pony.  Not sure how that got on my Netflix queue.  <Glances over at 6-yr old daughter>  Oh yeah... now I remember.
I feel your pain!
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Post by: Moonbeam on July 12, 2012, 12:58:55 pm
Batman Begins and The Dark Knight this past weekend. Two more movies that seem to get better each time I see them!!
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Post by: gaurdduck on July 13, 2012, 01:32:11 am
My Little Pony; Friendship is Magic

I thought it was gonna be stupid, but after watching it once, I was hooked (hoofed?)
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Post by: knobster on July 13, 2012, 06:00:51 am
My Little Pony; Friendship is Magic

I thought it was gonna be stupid, but after watching it once, I was hooked (hoofed?)

 :laugh:
Seen that one too.  Dare I admit I sat on the couch with my two girls and watched the whole thing...

After they went to bed I watched a documentary on the history of artillery.  That evened everything out. 
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Post by: Moonbeam on July 13, 2012, 04:47:59 pm
I humbly submit my pleasurable movie watching experience last night as one of the greatest films ever: Star Wars IV A New Hope
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Post by: Moonbeam on August 04, 2012, 06:24:17 pm
Saw Batman Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spiderman while on vacation.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: DiabloLoco on August 04, 2012, 09:53:10 pm
I just finished watching "The Corridor". Freaky!
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Post by: Moonbeam on August 13, 2012, 11:23:40 pm
Red Dawn trailer courtesy of LRC: http://lewrockwell.com/slavo/slavo113.html
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Post by: knobster on August 14, 2012, 05:38:16 am
Watched the latest Bourne flick.  It was alright.  Not as good as the previous ones in my opinion.  A bunch of new people were brought in for the usual Treadstone and Blackbriar stuff and I found myself not caring about any of them very much.  Oh well, the popcorn was tasty.
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Post by: Rarick on August 16, 2012, 01:08:08 pm
A lot of stuff on netflix, emphasis on building "test rigs" and gadgets.   Myth Busters, and Technology "how it works" stuff.
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Post by: Moonbeam on August 16, 2012, 10:15:22 pm
Saw Total Recall. I enjoyed the chase scenes and all the CG even though I'm pretty sure I saw an Illumnati/Free Mason symbol....
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Post by: knobster on August 17, 2012, 06:00:10 am
Saw Total Recall. I enjoyed the chase scenes and all the CG even though I'm pretty sure I saw an Illumnati/Free Mason symbol....

Hmm... must have missed that.  Then again, I was too busy staring at Kate Beckinsale.  Whoops, drool on the keyboard again...
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Post by: gaurdduck on August 21, 2012, 01:08:57 pm
Saw BRAVE in the Theatre. It was kinda good. I liked when she almost started a war by kicking all the boy's butts in archery and announcing she'd be marrying herself.

Lately, I saw several other movies at home.

Prayers for Bobby (American - Drama/Romance/tearjerker/True Story)

But I'm a Cheerleader! (American - Budget Comedy)

D.E.B.s (American - corny as hell but still funny)

Battle Royal (Japanese - cult classic [very bloody])

and

My Wife is a Gangster (Korean - mafia comedy)

I'm also watching a cute Anime recently called Kanamemo. It's about a girl who gets a job as a newspaper delivery person, but her coworkers are lesbians and her boss is a gradeschooler. Hilarity ensues.
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Post by: mutti on September 07, 2012, 08:04:07 pm
SundownAtCoffinRock  : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l7Enw9X_tg&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l7Enw9X_tg&feature=youtu.be)

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FICTION. In the future, a retired teacher gives his grandson a history lesson explaining the process by which US citizens lost their freedom. Grampa also reveals a secret he has kept for many years. The video is based on a short story titled "Sundown at Coffin Rock" written by Raymond K. Paden.

Audio can be variable.

From written story here:

Sundown at Coffin Rock
by Raymond K. Paden http://www.firearmsandliberty.com/sundown.html (http://www.firearmsandliberty.com/sundown.html)
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Post by: Moonbeam on September 09, 2012, 10:25:43 pm
Bourne Legacy: Loved it! Good ol' fashioned suspense/action. The "heroine" was fantastic IMO. I cannot stand movies that portray the leading female as either being "too girly" or "too butch."

The Expendables 2: Liked this much better than the first one. More humor in this one, too.

Battleship: Cool CG.

Safe House: Meh.

John Carter: Nah.
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Post by: gaurdduck on September 19, 2012, 06:26:12 pm
Saw Brave, liked the accents, liked the main chara, disliked the actual story.
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Post by: Moonbeam on October 01, 2012, 12:12:19 am
Saw the first episode of "Last Resort." I'm intrigued enough to see where this is going...
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Post by: knobster on October 01, 2012, 06:29:33 am
Up to season three now of Phineas and Ferb!  (me, my 8 and 6-yr olds love the show, my SHW is annoyed by it)
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Post by: DiabloLoco on October 01, 2012, 05:57:58 pm
Up to season three now of Phineas and Ferb!  (me, my 8 and 6-yr olds love the show, my SHW is annoyed by it)
I like Phineas and Ferb too! I watch it with my 5 year old. I think that it's a cool show. It shows 2 young, very intelligent, boys with go getter/can-do attitudes, building impossible things, while their sister tries to "bust" them and their pet runs off on super spy like adventures. Definitely Daddy approved. :thumbsup:
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Post by: gaurdduck on October 03, 2012, 10:16:34 pm
Minami-Ke

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minami-ke

Characters
Minami family

Haruka Minami (南 春香 Minami Haruka?)
    Voiced by: Rina Satō
    Haruka is the oldest sister and in her second year of high school. She has been taking care of her younger sisters for many years, which led to some misunderstandings with her classmates. Haruka is the most reliable of the three sisters, but is infinitely lazy when she is by herself. She was called Banchō (gang leader) during her junior-high days, though it is revealed soon after that it was simply a title. She is the only person whom Chiaki views as a role model and greatly respects. This can be seen in her tendency to address Haruka as "nee-sama" instead of the more usual and casual "nee-san"; and the only person Chiaki uses polite Japanese with (even though it is not customary for siblings to use polite Japanese towards each other). "Haruka" contains the kanji for "spring".

Kana Minami (南 夏奈 Minami Kana?)
    Voiced by: Marina Inoue
    Kana is the middle sister in her second year of junior-high school. Kana is an impulsive and lively girl who never thinks before acting. She is a horrible cook, a chronic oversleeper, and is obsessed with Chiaki treating her as an adorable older sister rather than as a foil. She often acts or talks impolitely without thinking, much to the annoyance of Chiaki. She has been misled by Chiaki into thinking that Fujioka has a grudge against her rather than a crush. She generally does not get good grades in school, though she thinks that if she puts on Keiko's glasses she will act and speak intelligently. She frequently invents random new holidays and also recruits Chiaki's classmates into joining her silly escapades. "Kana" contains the kanji for "summer".

Chiaki Minami (南 千秋 Minami Chiaki?)
    Voiced by: Minori Chihara
    Chiaki is the youngest sister in elementary school. She is in class 5-2 (a reference to Kyo no Gononi). Her high intelligence often makes her over-analyze simple situations; her speech patterns are those of an adult male and her wit is caustic. She tends to ignore idiotic behavior displayed by Kana and Makoto. She respects and adores Haruka, while often resorting to beating Kana for her idiocy. Although being the youngest, she is the meanest out of the three; most of the time, she is quiet during group activities, and almost always uses the word "bakayarō" (meaning 'dumbass' or simply 'you fool' in Japanese), which is a more forceful form for "idiot" in Japanese ("baka" being the less forceful term). Chiaki seems to know that Fujioka is genuinely in love with Kana. After talking with Haruka, Chiaki has come to associate Fujioka as a father figure and will often place herself on his lap when she seeks fatherly affection or to complete the family experience. "Chiaki" contains the kanji for "autumn".

Other Minami family

Tōma Minami (南 冬馬 Minami Tōma?)
    Voiced by: Nana Mizuki
    The only daughter in the other Minami family. She is a tomboy girl in class 5-1 who, despite having the same surname, is not related to the Minami sisters. However, Chiaki adopted her as a little brother because of the same surname. She has three older brothers that know nothing about her. Her tomboy action can be said to be an influence by her brothers. The way she acts, looks and dresses causes Fujioka to actually believe that she is a boy. "Tōma" contains the kanji for "winter"; Chiaki declares that Tōma is the younger because "winter follows autumn".

Haruo Minami (南 ハルオ Minami Haruo?)
    Voiced by: Shinji Kawada
    He is the eldest son of the other Minami family. It is unclear whether or not he is still in high school. Though calm and composed in his demeanor, it seems as though he is in a state of denial concerning the adverse effects the brothers' lifestyle is having on their younger sister. "Haru" in his name probably refers to "spring." Despite being the eldest, Haruo's physical strength is underwhelming, compared to Natsuki, being sent meters away by a mere pat to the shoulder.

Natsuki Minami (南 ナツキ Minami Natsuki?)
    Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino
    Second son of the other Minami family, and is in first year of high school. He used to be a delinquent, but had calmed down after Hosaka recruited him to the volleyball club. He got beaten up by Haruka the first time they met due to a misunderstanding, with him touching her chest (in the manga, he accidentally hugs her instead). Despite this, he harbors no ill feelings towards her and instead shows signs of embarrassment and indirect affection towards her, this is made evident when the eldest Minami brother talks about having a girlfriend and Natsuki immediately pictures a provocatively dressed Haruka in his mind and suffers a nose-bleed. "Natsu" in his name probably refers to "summer."

Akira Minami (南 アキラ Minami Akira?)
    Voiced by: Tatsuya Hayama
    Third son of the other Minami family, and is in first year of junior high school. Maybe because of the gap in their age, he is treated as a child in the other Minami household and is often told not to interrupt when the other two elder brothers are talking. He likes long-haired girls, especially Riko, who is in the same class as Kana. Fujioka dislikes him because he assumes that he is close to Kana. He crossdresses as Aki-chan when he is around Fujioka inside the Minami household. "Aki" in his name probably refers to "autumn."

High school students

Maki (マキ?)
    Voiced by: Reiko Takagi
    Haruka's classmate and a bit of an airhead. A member of the volleyball club. She tries to protect Haruka from Hosaka, a running gag, which always end with her remarking Hosaka as disgusting (気持ち悪い kimochiwarui?).

Atsuko (アツコ?)
    Voiced by: Ryoko Ono
    Haruka's classmate. A member of the volleyball club. A very quiet girl, quite similar in character to Keiko.

Hosaka (保坂?)
    Voiced by: Daisuke Ono
    A third year, and captain of the volleyball club. He admires Haruka and would like Haruka to become the volleyball club's manager. He has tendency to act cool, stripping and fantasizing in front of people, to the point of being considered a narcissist, causing those who know him to label him as a weirdo, especially Maki and her signature phrase of labeling him as "disgusting". He is also skilled at cooking and is a perfectionist at it.

Hayami (速水?)
    Voiced by: Saeko Chiba
    Third year. A member of the volleyball club (often acting like the leader of their team) as well as an associate of Hosaka. She is cunning and mischievous and is often thinking of rather devious plans (usually involving Haruka and Hosaka). She has a distinctive smiling expression and loves alcohol which she calls high-grade "juice". Kana is the only one smart enough not to drink the "juice", while still managing to get everyone else drunk.

Hitomi (ヒトミ?)
    Voiced by: Ayaka Saito
    She is a first-year student in the same class as Natsuki. She has an interest in him and believes she can read him by looking at his eyes. When Natsuki forgot his lunch, she offered him some of hers, then lent him money to buy a yakisoba-pan, and when he forgot his umbrella, she offered a pink one decorated with bunnies to him to use. However, she also mistakenly interprets Natsuki's love-struck look at Haruka to be directed at herself and believes Natsuki has feelings for her.

Junior-high school students

Fujioka (藤岡?)
    Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara
    Kana's classmate. He plays soccer and is a popular classmate of Kana. He is in love with Kana. But Chiaki reads his love letters as letters of challenge, which Kana believes nicknaming him Banchō (番長?), meaning a leader of juvenile delinquents, as a result. Although it was only a nickname given to him by Kana during that time, he officially took the title when Yū didn't want it. She deliberately loses a rock-paper-scissor game with Fujioka in order to get rid of it, making Fujioka the fourth generation Banchō. He is a bit naive and very innocent towards girls. His affection towards Kana will often make him do regrettable things but because of them he has had the opportunity to become closer with the family and visits them often. Chiaki has come to associate him as a father figure and will often place herself on his lap when she seeks fatherly affection or to complete the family experience. He is the only person who does not know that Tōma is actually a girl.

Keiko (ケイコ?)
    Voiced by: Saori Goto
    Kana's friend, an honor student. She is often ignorantly persuaded by Kana and dragged into her silly escapades.

Riko (リコ?)
    Voiced by: Ao Takahashi
    Kana's classmate. She has a crush on Fujioka and views Kana as a love rival, but befriends her to get close to Fujioka. Also has the same random personality as Kana and is a bully to other girls on the show.

Yū (ユウ?)
    Voiced by: Momoko Ohara
    Third year. She is a senior to Kana. Reluctantly nicknamed third generation Banchō in school, Yū gladly hands over the title to Fujioka when she intentionally loses a "Rock-Paper-Scissors" duel to him.

Hiroko (ヒロコ?)
    Voiced by: Saeko Chiba
    Third year. Yū's best friend and classmate. She has a crush on her.

Elementary school students

Makoto (マコト?)
    Voiced by: Rika Morinaga
    Chiaki's classmate. He is nicknamed "Idiotic child" which his classmates believe is more of an impression of him than a nickname. He has a crush on Haruka, and goes as far as cross dressing (first forced upon him by Kana) to avoid detection from Chiaki, who became jealous and angry with him after he helped Haruka cook dinner, in order to see her at the Minami residence. When he crossdresses, he is referred to as "Mako-chan". Only Uchida, Kana, and Tōma knows of his cross-dressing habit.

Yoshino (吉野?)
    Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki
    Chiaki's classmate. She seems to be the most responsible and level headed among the characters her age. Might have found out that Mako-chan is really Makoto.

Shūichi (シュウイチ?)
    Voiced by: Momoko Ohara
    Chiaki's classmate. Nicknamed "Plain Yogurt" by Chiaki because he does not have any qualities that stand out.

Yuka Uchida (内田 ユカ Uchida Yuka?)
    Voiced by: Eri Kitamura
    In class 5-1. Chiaki's friend. She helps Makoto with his cross-dressing along with Kana. She is not seen as a smart character and was actually forced by Makoto to join "Team Idiot". Impulsive and a little lacking in common sense, she is belittled by Chiaki and Keiko often, and recruited by Kana to join her silly escapades.

Fuyuki (フユキ?)
    Voiced by: Miho Saiki
    He is an original character in Okawari. He is a transfer student and a neighbor of the Minami sisters. His inability to refuse favors or demands plagues his very existence and annoys Chiaki to no end. Due to this characteristic behavior, he is often asked to do tasks outside his responsibilities.

Other

Takeru (タケル?)
    Voiced by: Shintaro Asanuma
    First cousin of the three sisters. He occasionally visits the Minami sisters to check up on them and give them their monthly allowance. He often makes blunders and Kana, in contrast to Haruka and Chiaki, feels he is "pathetic". He later starts to feel some resentment towards Fujioka because he feels as if he is closer to the three girls than he should be. He has an on-and-off relationship with a girl called Reiko. His hair is brown in the first series but changed to green in Okawari; then back to brown in Okaeri.

Ninomiya/Sensei (二宮/先生?)
    Voiced by: Momoko Ohara (Ninomiya)
    Voiced by: Shintaro Asanuma (Sensei)
    Characters from a drama television show the Minami family watches during dinner. Ninomiya is a student who falls in love with her unnamed teacher (Sensei). There is a video game adaption of the drama show, owned by Keiko.
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Post by: Moonbeam on January 06, 2013, 08:20:08 pm
Watched Lawless Saturday night...  :thumbsup:
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Post by: gaurdduck on January 07, 2013, 05:30:56 am
I'm watching:

Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou

K (this is an Anime, and IDKWTF it's about yet.)

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Post by: mutti on January 07, 2013, 09:10:40 am
PJTV: Hypocrite Celebs Insult the Second Amendment ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5FAEPx8vlg&feature=player_embedded#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5FAEPx8vlg&feature=player_embedded#!)

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Post by: stainzblue on January 08, 2013, 11:22:24 pm
Just recently got into It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  It's on Netflix streaming.  Hysterically funny show, but not for the easily offended.  If you hate South Park, don't bother...
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Post by: Moonbeam on February 05, 2013, 10:58:28 am
We just started the third season of Sons Of Anarchy. The story/characters are gritty, however I find the writing and actors superb. A few gripes in general about "entertainment." Why do females have to be referred to as p*ssy?! I've noticed that characters who claim they don't want anything to do with God/Jesus (same in real life, too) sure have no problems invoking His name! DH suggested that at least for this show he thinks the constant use of "JC" is being used in place of the "f" bomb. Even so, I just always find it unimaginative.

*******Warning -- spoilers*******

It was in season one, episode 3 I believe in which a member who was ex-communicated was found to still have their tattoo. So the members burned it off of him. Couldn't they have at least waited until he saw his son play? After all that was the reason he was back in town. And why torture him that way? Wouldn't it have been more torturous to have a Justin Beiber tattoo put over it?!  :laugh:

I noticed that SAMCRO seems to operate similar to the "old school mafia" in that they do not kill "innocents," women or children; they do not deal drugs; they do not go after family members of those they do business with; and they stay pretty much local. I also noticed that the other gangs (blacks, Asians and Mexicans) seem to be depicted accurately in what activities and brutality they engage in. I think it was in an episode of "Mankind Decoded" on the History Channel 2 in which experts and former mafia discussed how the Mexican cartel is considered the most brutal and frightening of all the gangs.

Overall I still find the show interesting enough to keep watching though I could go without seeing a few things.  :rolleyes:
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Post by: gaurdduck on February 06, 2013, 02:00:08 am
Sankarea - an anime about a boy that falls in love with a vegetarian zombie (she eats hydrangea leaves), onri in japan kan dei meiku ei zonbi rokku kyuuto. jusuto sei-ringu. don't worry, that accented bit of engrish is unimportant.  :laugh:

(http://www.gamesprays.com/files/resource_media/preview/sankarea-6758_preview.jpg)

===

Hyouka - a mystery anime about the high school literature club that does more scooby-doo type sleuthing than reading. The protagonist is very much like Sherlock Holmes. They tend to read classic English literature when they do read.

(http://static.metanorn.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Hyouka000181-650x365.png)
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Post by: Moonbeam on February 17, 2013, 08:37:23 pm
Finished up SOA season 4. Now we're figuring out how to catch season 5, that's not a crappy video.
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Post by: bennie on February 18, 2013, 03:38:33 am
Finished up SOA season 4. Now we're figuring out how to catch season 5, that's not a crappy video.

Just before each new season they show all previous seasons on FX to get people up to speed. You could always wait and record it then (if you can wait about another 6 months for the soap opera to begin again). But then again season 5 was another real good one .... if not a bit disturbing. You may not have the patience that el cheapo bennie has.
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Post by: mutti on February 18, 2013, 05:54:55 am
House Of Cards - Netflix.

I'd say it was a parody of Mordor if it wasn't so likely a "Documentary" (sarc)

some nudity/language - paged on past that
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Post by: Moonbeam on February 18, 2013, 09:48:15 am
Oh thanks, Bennie! Didn't think any of the networks showed re-runs anymore. I'm not sure that we're ready to register with Hulu -- yet. But, yes the suspense is somewhat hard to deal with as we know it's out there somewhere. The DVD release isn't until August and I don't know how long it will take Netflix, if it all, to show it. Thanks again for the tip! :)
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Post by: gaurdduck on February 20, 2013, 12:27:25 am
Kill Me Baby! - a Comedy (combo of manzai and physical humor) about an Assassin, a Ninja, and an airhead. The animation style is Kodomo (roughly halfway between shoujo and chibi).

opening theme:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC-2GfZ_oPo

Whole series with English subs:
http://youtu.be/Cbtpo2wRB2U
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Post by: knobster on February 20, 2013, 06:23:33 am
Just started watching Nikita on Netflix. Starring Maggie Q.  Uh... can't remember what it's about.  She shoots people 'n stuff.  It has Maggie Q.  Wearing all kinds of yummy things.
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Post by: Moonbeam on May 15, 2013, 10:39:39 am
Watched "Jack Reacher" last weekend. Liked it!
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Post by: knobster on May 15, 2013, 11:18:00 am
I finally started watching 24.  There are more plot twists and surprises than I can follow.  Awesome stuff though.
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Post by: Moonbeam on May 23, 2013, 01:03:19 pm
Caught an episode of "Mythbusters" last night. The fellows were marooned on an island and had to accomplish a few survival tactics using only duct tape. Great show!
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Post by: Rarick on May 24, 2013, 08:47:10 am
I have been working my way thru all the "Propaganda Documentaries" on Netflix lately.  "Know Thine Enemy" right?  There are many of the green movement documentaries that give resources and starting points for making your own "Pure Green" soap, which also would work great for a TEOTWAWKI situation if a SHTF goes into extended splatter.......

I am currently trying to figure out a good means of producing industrial strength heat in a sustainable manner, there is a nice deposit of high silicate gravel/sand on a corner of my hill (Near the slide and probably part of the reason for it) and if I could provide molded glassware and some metal forging, I would have a nice little means of barter (save your broken glass and if you have some bacon to add, you could take it to bubba up yonder and get him to remake you those jars.....)
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Post by: Tipitaka on May 24, 2013, 09:53:07 pm
Undermining the Ego - Talked by Venerable Aggacitta Bhikkhu
An explanation of several things, the ego, the self, the effects of meditation on the body, stages of conscious thought, and related ideas.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQG7P7XsR8E

Dan Dennett: Responding to Pastor Rick Warren
Discussion on the philosophies of consciousness and the evolution of religions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTepA-WV_oE

A music video by a Tibetan band
The thing that is played with a bow is the Erhu, my favorite instrument in terms of sound.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZV2VHmBqus
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Post by: Moonbeam on September 19, 2013, 12:02:47 pm
Well it took a little over a week, but we finally finished season five of SOA. (I know. I can't believe it took that long to watch it either! :laugh: ) In the 12th episode, I thought what Jax did to Wendy was diabolical. You can really see the transformation of Jax taking place, with his fate seemingly sealed in the first two episodes of season six. What they did to that kid's Mom in the second episode of this season just broke my heart...
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Post by: Tipitaka on September 19, 2013, 06:32:20 pm
Пе́рвый отря́д (First Squad)
Russian original Dubbing, English Subs, Japanese Animation by 4oC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXidvfmb6Go

(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1236132_10200648413604948_1050632743_n.jpg)

This Anime is about a Psychic killing undead Nazis in the USSR using a Katana. 4oC also made Steamboy and Tekkon Kinkreet. This work follows their surreal style.
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Post by: bennie on September 20, 2013, 04:49:02 am
Well it took a little over a week, but we finally finished season five of SOA. (I know. I can't believe it took that long to watch it either! :laugh: ) In the 12th episode, I thought what Jax did to Wendy was diabolical. You can really see the transformation of Jax taking place, with his fate seemingly sealed in the first two episodes of season six. What they did to that kid's Mom in the second episode of this season just broke my heart...

I've been working too much to watch TV lately, but have the first 2 episodes of this season recorded for viewing this coming week-end! hot diggity dog!
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Post by: mi6a2lm on September 20, 2013, 06:00:34 am
Breaking Bad.  Two of my benchmarks for these cable dramas are , 'can I get interested if I come in half-way through the series?' and 'is the episode I'm watching relatively self-contained?'.

Other shows in this category are The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, The Shield and maybe Boardwalk Empire.
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Post by: Moonbeam on September 20, 2013, 12:54:52 pm
I've been working too much to watch TV lately, but have the first 2 episodes of this season recorded for viewing this coming week-end! hot diggity dog!

Well, if you're up to it, I would love to know your thoughts about season six thus far. Happy watching!
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Post by: stainzblue on September 20, 2013, 06:59:15 pm
Breaking Bad.  Two of my benchmarks for these cable dramas are , 'can I get interested if I come in half-way through the series?' and 'is the episode I'm watching relatively self-contained?'.

Other shows in this category are The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, The Shield and maybe Boardwalk Empire.

I only just started watching BB during the past year. Thanks to Netflix and just a few streaming rentals from Amazon I am up-to-date with the show. I tried watching it a few years ago but just could not get into Pilot so never went any farther. As the weather got cold last year we started watching it more attentively and became hooked. We were in a hotel last Sunday so we watched Ozymandias "live" and I am glad we did. I am in agreement with many others that say it was the best 1-hour episode I have watched of anything.  So glad I finally got into that show. I think either Game of Thrones or The Wire will be the next shows we'll begin. I wish HBO would allow Netflix to stream their shows.
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Post by: bennie on September 22, 2013, 04:06:18 am
I've been working too much to watch TV lately, but have the first 2 episodes of this season recorded for viewing this coming week-end! hot diggity dog!

Well, if you're up to it, I would love to know your thoughts about season six thus far. Happy watching!

I watched the first 2 episodes today. It has not been up to it's escapism self and has not left me smiling at the typical ruthless/sick antics I have enjoyed from SAMCRO. That doesn't mean I don't look forward to the next episode because I can hardly wait to see what happens next! The kid's mother they snuffed --- well you knew it was coming. Sometimes it is like watching R rated 3 stooges....as they solemnly bury Nero's cousin (you get a feeling that Nero will try to do Jax in soon?),  or Tig drowning the guy in a tub of urine (Tig just cracks me up because everything his perverted ass does turns out to be a mess). What a great far-fetched show where tough drama queen outlaws work so 24/7 hard just to live a lower middle class life! :laugh:
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Post by: LaughingBear on September 22, 2013, 07:49:13 am
I just finished Jericho on NetFlix, I enjoyed it for the most part.  I think I'll start Breaking Bad next.  Don't have a whole lot of time for TV but as a decent diversion it seems worthwhile.
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Post by: bennie on October 08, 2013, 02:49:40 am
I've been working too much to watch TV lately, but have the first 2 episodes of this season recorded for viewing this coming week-end! hot diggity dog!

Well, if you're up to it, I would love to know your thoughts about season six thus far. Happy watching!

I watched the first 2 episodes today. It has not been up to it's escapism self and has not left me smiling at the typical ruthless/sick antics I have enjoyed from SAMCRO. That doesn't mean I don't look forward to the next episode because I can hardly wait to see what happens next! The kid's mother they snuffed --- well you knew it was coming. Sometimes it is like watching R rated 3 stooges....as they solemnly bury Nero's cousin (you get a feeling that Nero will try to do Jax in soon?),  or Tig drowning the guy in a tub of urine (Tig just cracks me up because everything his perverted ass does turns out to be a mess). What a great far-fetched show where tough drama queen outlaws work so 24/7 hard just to live a lower middle class life! :laugh:

All Right! 3rd episode has been viewed and it is another great season I think!
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Post by: knobster on October 08, 2013, 06:21:11 am
Just finished the third season of The Walking Dead.  Freakin' awesome!  I noticed in one scene a number of people discussing plans in a room containing reloading equipment.  Nice touch of realism.  This season saw quite a bit more action and less drama amongst the group members.  Which, for a guy, is solid gold.
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Post by: DiabloLoco on October 08, 2013, 06:24:24 am
Just finished the third season of The Walking Dead.  Freakin' awesome!  I noticed in one scene a number of people discussing plans in a room containing reloading equipment.  Nice touch of realism.  This season saw quite a bit more action and less drama amongst the group members.  Which, for a guy, is solid gold.
Startin' back up soon, bro! Can't wait! Did you see my new profile pic?

Everybody makes fun of the redneck

Until the zombie apocalypse.

 :laugh:
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Post by: knobster on October 08, 2013, 12:00:48 pm
Just finished the third season of The Walking Dead.  Freakin' awesome!  I noticed in one scene a number of people discussing plans in a room containing reloading equipment.  Nice touch of realism.  This season saw quite a bit more action and less drama amongst the group members.  Which, for a guy, is solid gold.
Startin' back up soon, bro! Can't wait! Did you see my new profile pic?

Everybody makes fun of the redneck

Until the zombie apocalypse.

 :laugh:
:laugh: ^_^ :laugh:
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Post by: Tipitaka on October 08, 2013, 08:01:22 pm
I watched Khadak last night. It's a movie from Mongolia in the historical fiction genre set in probably the 50s, though the tech level over there was lagging considerably until recently. In fact, this film is about the sudden transition from Late Iron Age tech to the modern day and its effect on individual people. It's very moving.

This copy here has English subs and is dubbed in Outer Mongolian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CThaKEWcW_4
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Post by: Rarick on October 10, 2013, 07:59:29 am
"Supernatural"  awesome comedy of errors for the sake of plot........
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on October 10, 2013, 01:47:30 pm
"Supernatural"  awesome comedy of errors for the sake of plot........

I watched episode 1 of season 9 last night on Hulu. Looking forward to it. I love that it doesn't take itself too seriously. I think this is the final season.
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Post by: Rarick on October 11, 2013, 06:39:59 am
The "Paralel Reality" episode had me in tears.
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Post by: Moonbeam on October 14, 2013, 05:21:49 pm
Just finished episode 5 of Sons Of Anarachy - and now we have to wait.......  :panic:
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Post by: bennie on October 15, 2013, 12:33:22 am
Just finished episode 5 of Sons Of Anarachy - and now we have to wait.......  :panic:

 :mellow: was that the 4th or 5th episode? oh well don't matter which...tomorrow night and we get to see what the clubhouse looks like. HA! last show was the 1st time I could ever half-way understand what those Irish goobers were saying. must have been some complaints about the accents taking away from comprehending what was happening on the program... about time :laugh:
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Post by: Rarick on October 15, 2013, 03:58:17 am
Big kegger blowout.......Damn!  Are they ever going to get a breath in edgewise, down to 6 active brothers for the chapter as well.........
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on October 15, 2013, 09:36:07 am
I don't understand why they didn't expect the Irish to do exactly what they did. I did.
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Post by: heyoka on October 15, 2013, 10:50:30 am
(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/200H/f/2012/310/4/9/hollyweird_by_accordingtosheblum-d5k70zr.jpg)
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Post by: Rarick on October 16, 2013, 06:07:02 am
I don't understand why they didn't expect the Irish to do exactly what they did. I did.

Yeah I was expecting a bomb, I just wasn't expecting it where it was........
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Post by: stainzblue on October 23, 2013, 01:03:14 am
Watched first episode of current season's The Walking Dead. Got a kick out of seeing the actors that played D'Angelo and Cutty from the The Wire in this season. I just recently finished watching the entire 5 seasons of The Wire. I could not get into it years ago for some reason. I'd have to say it's now one of my all time favorites, if not maybe even my new favorite.
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Post by: S. Jester on October 27, 2013, 10:27:04 pm
Just finished watching American Blackout. Save your time unless you want ideas of what not to do.


S.
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on October 28, 2013, 09:36:11 am
I've been watching "The Black List", with James Spader, who played William Shatner's lawyer partner in Boston Legal, and gave many a freedom-oriented soliloquy to the jury. He plays a criminal mastermind in this one, one who's decided to enlist the help of the FBI to take down criminals who are too heinous for even him, or so it seems. I always wonder what he's really trying to accomplish. Monday nights at 10 eastern on NBC, though I watch it on Hulu on Tuesdays. http://www.nbc.com/the-blacklist/
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Post by: knobster on October 29, 2013, 07:08:47 am
Noticed that Netflix has added more episodes to Sons of Guns.  I watched the first season last year some time and am currently into the second season.  It's cool to see all the fancy stuff these guys dream up.
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Post by: Moonbeam on November 29, 2013, 09:04:05 pm
Regarding SOA.... I am so glad that they laid off harassing Tara the last episode. What a bunch of sanctimonious b.s. that was. I've seen a lot of crap fly on that show and it just burned my biscuit the way Gemma acted all self-righteous. Are you kidding me?!? Anyway....

As for Clay and Galen.... Wow! I so did not see that coming!!! You could have knocked me over with a feather!
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Post by: bennie on December 02, 2013, 03:36:10 am
Regarding SOA.... I am so glad that they laid off harassing Tara the last episode. What a bunch of sanctimonious b.s. that was. I've seen a lot of crap fly on that show and it just burned my biscuit the way Gemma acted all self-righteous. Are you kidding me?!? Anyway....

As for Clay and Galen.... Wow! I so did not see that coming!!! You could have knocked me over with a feather!

I know. I thought Jax was serious about making a deal with the fuzz (which had me thinking "what the hell?") until he set up Galen and Clay. Jax is one killing machine this year. The road goes on forever and the party never ends. And, Tuesday (tomorrow night) is the season ender?
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Post by: Rarick on December 02, 2013, 07:02:00 am
How do you turn over some kingpins with a whole Graf Zeppelin worth of incriminating stories between their ears.........stage a deal gone bad and hand it to the DA, word kept and now we know what that mystery vote was.......
I love the relatively square detective from the Badge coming back as a shady DA in SOA.
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Post by: Tipitaka on December 02, 2013, 07:44:28 am
Avatar: Legend of Korra, season 2

Spoiler Alert!

There is so much world Mythology woven into the Avatar series... Korra and Unilak's battle at the end of season 2 seems to have been taken straight from the pages of the Theravada Buddhist Suttas, while the battle where the first Avatar sealed away evil in a tree that connects the different worlds together is highly reminiscent of Slavic and Germanic mythology where Rodye and Odin respectively did the same thing. The result of evil's release was also the same, Ragnarok and a battle of giants in Midgard. It also didn't escape my notice that Aang's mentor Monk Gyatso and his son Tenzin are both named after the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso. I also liked the Song Dynasty style of artwork that showed up during Avatar Won's story. The Northern Water Tribe reminds me of Ainu Mosir, while the Southern Water Tribe reminds me of their colonies along the coast of modern-day British Columbia. Of course, Ainu Mosir was founded in the ceramic age (in East Asia, ceramics were made before stones were worked) and at its greatest height about 9,000 years ago, had colonies in North America and an ocean trade that extended as far south as Australia. Though their cultural center was in Hokkaido and Sakhalin. They lack a creation story, but claimed the two main islands of their country before it had completely cooled and before any trees grew. That would be about 45,000 years ago. All native Americans are related to the Ainu genetically (and also Mongols, but that's beside the point). There were also references made to the Vedas and Mahabharata, and anyone who payed attention could see that Aang had the same inner struggle as Arjuna in the Baghvad Gita, while Korra essentially gained Enlightenment and fought against evil with only her own inner power.

Oh, and Agnikai = Agni is the Hindu God of Fire, and Kai is said while slashing from top left to bottom right with the sword mudra to dispel evil.

And the part in Won's story about people leavng cities, clearing land, and fighting against spirits mirrors Irish Mythology, like the story of Lugh's stepmother after whom the holiday Lughnasdah was founded.

I often wonder if I'm the only one who sees this stuff and knows almost all of the references...
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Post by: heyoka on December 02, 2013, 08:55:24 am
The feminisation in S.O.A. is hilarious. As so succinctly said on another thread, 95% drama.
And HD buys ads on it!  ^_^

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."
- H. L. Mencken
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Post by: Moonbeam on December 04, 2013, 10:52:50 am
And, Tuesday (tomorrow night) is the season ender?

Next Tuesday, the 10th, is the season finale. We haven't seen last night's episode yet...
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Post by: Rarick on December 05, 2013, 07:25:41 am
Right now that song "let the bodies hit the floor" should be the theme........Red Wedding? amateurs!
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Post by: heyoka on December 05, 2013, 08:46:01 am
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1a/Chopperchicks.jpg/220px-Chopperchicks.jpg)
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Post by: heyoka on December 05, 2013, 10:14:41 am
Next Tuesday, the 10th, is the season finale.
their going to patch over to one of the Big Five............................i'm pretty sure
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Post by: Moonbeam on December 05, 2013, 08:17:41 pm
The Chinese?!? Why?!? That one caught me by surprise as well. So now Nero has to hook up with the Mayans? Okay, there must be something I missed... In one of the earlier episodes, Jax set up Tiggs to get killed by August, right? What happened with that?
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Rarick on December 06, 2013, 07:23:11 am
Tiggs was a loyalty test, to see if Jax was reliable by the Oakland 9s boss.  Killing the Chinese was pure self defense (you cannot be manipulated by hostage taking, eradication the Chinese for that makes the position of the club stronger and hostage taking a non-option in the future), due to the set up done by the dead IRA guy......it also was made into a benefit for the club with the balance of favors/power shift to sons/IRA and keeping samcro as a friend to the Irish.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Chase on December 06, 2013, 09:02:38 am
Tiggs was a loyalty test, to see if Jax was reliable by the Oakland 9s boss.  Killing the Chinese was pure self defense (you cannot be manipulated by hostage taking, eradication the Chinese for that makes the position of the club stronger and hostage taking a non-option in the future), due to the set up done by the dead IRA guy......it also was made into a benefit for the club with the balance of favors/power shift to sons/IRA and keeping samcro as a friend to the Irish.

I'm not sure Tig was a loyalty test, he may have been co-opted, the holding of a person from a negotiating practice dating back to ancient times, its only the modern "civilized" world that feels this is wrong, also the Chinese have not been eradicated, only a few of their members and their leader, they'll be back.
Jax doesn't want to be friends with the Irish, he wants him and his MC to have nothing to do with any of them.

I suspect that Jax is going to find it much harder to exit crime than he imagined, I also suspect he'll discover, that there were reasons Clay did the things he did.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Moonbeam on December 06, 2013, 12:43:23 pm
Sweet fancy Moses! How about this?: Jax wanted August to kill Tig - no doubt he holds Tig partially responsible for the deaths of Opie and Donna. He [Jax] appeared surprised when Tig showed up on his doorstep the next morning. Perhaps August made a deal [unseen] with Tig - to get back at Jax later (after he [August] gets in the gun business with the IRA) for the death of Pope? I still don't get doing what Jax did to the Chinese other than retaliation for them keeping Happy.

I also suspect he'll discover, that there were reasons Clay did the things he did.

Irony can be a real booger, eh?
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Rarick on December 09, 2013, 07:08:43 am
Chasing bellybutton lint over a TV show........  Yeah there is always the outside reason for Clay to get revenge from the grave..........  Face it, this is a soap opera dressed in "Biker" and the worm has been swallowed.........
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: heyoka on December 09, 2013, 08:31:50 am
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
(http://www.brainlesstales.com/images/2011/Dec/nailed-it.jpg)
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4068/4267857082_3b8bfa154d_z.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: heyoka on December 09, 2013, 10:35:47 am
Just for the fun of trying to send the thread train careening down an unmarked dirt road,
a real biker chick (sharp contrast to SOA shrews):
http://www.cyclematters.com/motorcycle-blog/industry-news/dot-robinson-motorcyclist-harley-davidson-dealer-endurance-motorcyclist.cfm (http://www.cyclematters.com/motorcycle-blog/industry-news/dot-robinson-motorcyclist-harley-davidson-dealer-endurance-motorcyclist.cfm)
nother one, just for fun:
http://selvedgeyard.com/2011/01/30/air-head-around-the-world-elspeth-beard-on-her-bmw-r-606/ (http://selvedgeyard.com/2011/01/30/air-head-around-the-world-elspeth-beard-on-her-bmw-r-606/)
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Moonbeam on December 22, 2013, 10:20:16 pm
Oh wow. Again, the Tara storyline on SOA I did not see coming. Gemma may just be the most hated fictional character on TV right now.

I finished House Of Cards. Not a bad series. Excellent acting!

I am halfway through the second season of Hell On Wheels. I like it, though its not my favorite series. Wish there was little more character development.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Chase on December 22, 2013, 11:31:36 pm
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Oh wow. Again, the Tara storyline on SOA I did not see coming. Gemma may just be the most hated fictional character on TV right now.

Well Tara was in the role of Ophelia to Jax's Hamlet, so I guess that was inevitable, but it also serves to free Jax from his moral compass, I want to see how this ends.

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I finished House Of Cards. Not a bad series. Excellent acting!

One of the best shows I've ever seen!
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: bennie on December 23, 2013, 02:39:22 am
Oh wow. Again, the Tara storyline on SOA I did not see coming. Gemma may just be the most hated fictional character on TV right now.

Great season ender! Watching the death of Tara...I just sat here with the willies thinking "Oh Wow Jeeze!"
Gemma is so skuzzy. I feel like I need to take a bath in a tub of Mr Clean just watching her. She is a pretty good actor.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: stainzblue on December 26, 2013, 06:20:23 pm
I finished House Of Cards. Not a bad series. Excellent acting!

I think Kevin Spacy and Robin Wright are excellent in the series. Are they going to do another season?
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Chase on December 26, 2013, 07:03:30 pm
I finished House Of Cards. Not a bad series. Excellent acting!

I think Kevin Spacy and Robin Wright are excellent in the series. Are they going to do another season?

Yes
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: stainzblue on December 27, 2013, 12:44:43 pm
One of the best shows I've ever seen!

I agree. Kudos to Netflix. It's amazing that these liberals are willing to play Democrats that are heartless, no... purely evil politicians.

I enjoy movies and have no problem separating the artist from the art, while leaving politics behind. At the same time, I will not pay money that supports those same slime buckets (other than my Netflix / Amazon Primes subscriptions.) Google and the "Bay" have been friends indeed.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Moonbeam on January 07, 2014, 09:04:58 pm
Finished all the seasons of Arrested Development. Hilarious - loved it!
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Ardmore on January 24, 2014, 06:23:05 pm
Took my Christmas money (mine) and bought:
Mike Hammer - Darrin McGavin
Honey West - Ann Francis
The Rat Patrol - Christopher George
Kolchak - The Night Stalker - Darrin McGavin. Again.
Already have James West. James Kirk, and working on Barnabas Collins.
Hey - reliving my childhood. Its all that's left to me.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: da gooch on January 24, 2014, 09:08:17 pm
Hey all, I had some really heart breaking news yesterday.
 [the back story] now is the time to get a drink and some chips or popcorn ...oh and maybe a crying towel just in case ...

Ahem ... back to our story:
I moved into a small travel trailer two years ago when the apartment building I had been living in was sold and the new owners razed it to build anew.
sigh A major pain but now I actually own my own place even if I have to move it myself.  :rolleyes:

Most of my worldly possessions from a two bedroom apartment wouldn't fit in a travel trailer so I had stored 98% of my things including my cd's [mostly classical but also a mix of other styles from reggae to western swing] and my dvd's [mostly scifi but also a mix of other things] in a storage unit in town. Where's that towel ? ...

A couple of bandits broke into the storage units and lucky me.
The only box they took was ... ah go on I've been talking about them for a while now ... YEP my cds & dvds.
They also got about 8 of my knives from my "antique and unusual knives" collection.

 The local blue shirts have arrested a suspect but none of My possessions were on him or in his truck when they nabbed him.

SO ... why am I going through all of this? and here on this thread? What does this have to do with "What are you watching?....."

Well ... he drags his toe through the dirt ...
   I am kind of hoping that some of you folks just Might have a couple of classical music cds or scifi dvds that you could let go of for cheap since I am not related to anyone who's ever even been on an Ivy League campus let alone graduated from one. And yes I am a feller but not a rockefeller ...  :rolleyes:



I am particularly looking for Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and that crowd as well as the choke .. gasp ... sob ... the entire Serenity set is gone ... damn their eyes.
I had and would like to reattain the entire Serenity set (the movie and the show reruns) as well as the whole Tolkein series and the Star Wars set as well.

Gads so much gone and gone so fast. It took me over 10 years to collect the dvds and cds that were taken.

Any help much appreciated.  PM is perfectly OK and thanks for reading my tale of woe.

stay safe,

g
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Tipitaka on January 25, 2014, 04:42:16 pm
WWII documentaries in color. Who knew Japan had Aircraft-carrier Submarines (イ-400 and イ-401)? That's bloody cool.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: knobster on January 25, 2014, 08:56:36 pm
Spent the last couple weeks watching 9 episodes of Yukon Men.  Group of families living in Tanana, Alaska and how they live and survive.  Very interesting.  Hunting, fishing, trapping, surviving.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Tipitaka on January 26, 2014, 09:57:08 pm
Jay Leno's Garage

Very informative. :mellow:

Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: DiabloLoco on January 27, 2014, 11:27:11 am
Jay Leno's Garage

Very informative. :mellow:
Yeah. The steam powered stuff is too cool! :mellow:
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Tipitaka on January 27, 2014, 09:49:16 pm
Jay Leno's Garage

Very informative. :mellow:
Yeah. The steam powered stuff is too cool! :mellow:

Did you see the one with the tractor? That huge thing going on one low pressure cylinder... holy crap. And you know that Doble he's got? Abner Doble made a model H engine for International Harvester... I bet Leno would love to get his hands on that...

As awesome as Doble's engine is, Lon Serpollet's flash steam boiler seems to be more efficient (thick walled coils hold heat better than thin and resist high pressure steam better, better in theory anyways). I haven't seen any Gardner-Serpollet cars on the show yet... I'm curious as to how the Doble model E #19 (the Doble that is in England [because it's faster], not Leno's) compares to a replica Doble with a Gardner-Serpollet flash boiler.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: DiabloLoco on January 27, 2014, 09:53:58 pm
Jay Leno's Garage

Very informative. :mellow:
Yeah. The steam powered stuff is too cool! :mellow:

Did you see the one with the tractor? That huge thing going on one low pressure cylinder... holy crap. And you know that Doble he's got? Abner Doble made a model H engine for International Harvester... I bet Leno would love to get his hands on that...

As awesome as Doble's engine is, Lon Serpollet's flash steam boiler seems to be more efficient (thick walled coils hold heat better than thin and resist high pressure steam better, better in theory anyways). I haven't seen any Gardner-Serpollet cars on the show yet... I'm curious as to how the Doble model E #19 (the Doble that is in England [because it's faster], not Leno's) compares to a replica Doble with a Gardner-Serpollet flash boiler.
I don't dvr it, so I only watch it when I happen to be surfing or whatever. I honestly have not seen very much of it.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Tipitaka on January 27, 2014, 10:00:52 pm
Jay Leno's Garage

Very informative. :mellow:
Yeah. The steam powered stuff is too cool! :mellow:

Did you see the one with the tractor? That huge thing going on one low pressure cylinder... holy crap. And you know that Doble he's got? Abner Doble made a model H engine for International Harvester... I bet Leno would love to get his hands on that...

As awesome as Doble's engine is, Lon Serpollet's flash steam boiler seems to be more efficient (thick walled coils hold heat better than thin and resist high pressure steam better, better in theory anyways). I haven't seen any Gardner-Serpollet cars on the show yet... I'm curious as to how the Doble model E #19 (the Doble that is in England [because it's faster], not Leno's) compares to a replica Doble with a Gardner-Serpollet flash boiler.
I don't dvr it, so I only watch it when I happen to be surfing or whatever. I honestly have not seen very much of it.

I watch it online.
http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: DiabloLoco on January 27, 2014, 10:02:04 pm


I watch it online.
http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/

Cool. Thx! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Tipitaka on January 28, 2014, 10:05:38 am


I watch it online.
http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/

Cool. Thx! :thumbsup:

No problemo.
Title: Free is
Post by: dabslo on January 31, 2014, 12:23:18 am
Orange is the New Black just because of "Weeds"
Title: Re: Zoot......
Post by: dabslo on January 31, 2014, 12:31:50 am
New School "The Wire" and most, fools in progress...:   Old war on drugs (terrorism) fo' real?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sgj78QG9Bg
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Tipitaka on January 31, 2014, 07:22:09 pm
The videos on these projects:

http://woodgears.ca/machines.html

I'm thinking my power hammer* will use a mutation of this thing (more place values) to count hammer strikes:

http://woodgears.ca/reader/walters/counter.html

*Mentioned this about 2 months ago; started building it today. Got the flywheel hub cut out and some new features added to the design.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Tipitaka on February 07, 2014, 11:47:57 pm
Девять жизней Нестора Махно (English title: Nine Lives of Nestor Makhno)

First part:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F-OTGzBtqk

===

Nestor Makhno was an Anarchist guerrilla leader who maintained the freedom of Southern Ukraine until the Bolsheviks drove his army out and subsequent purges got rid of many of his former supporters. This film is the semi-biographical account of his life.

This is what he helped create, an Anarchist country:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Territory_%28Ukraine%29

This is his biographical page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestor_Makhno
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Moonbeam on February 15, 2014, 04:55:47 pm
The Olympics! I was surprised to learn that this was the first olympics in which women were allowed (ahem) to compete in ski jumping. No matter how much I read about curling, I still have a hard time understanding the game. I still find it interesting to watch though. And I was disappointed that Evgeni Plushenko had to withdraw from the men's figure skating. I thought he was amazing to watch...
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Tipitaka on February 15, 2014, 05:42:04 pm
The Olympics! I was surprised to learn that this was the first olympics in which women were allowed (ahem) to compete in ski jumping. No matter how much I read about curling, I still have a hard time understanding the game. I still find it interesting to watch though. And I was disappointed that Evgeni Plushenko had to withdraw from the men's figure skating. I thought he was amazing to watch...

^ They made a manga about it (ongoing as far as I know, but haven't seen how this development may have effected the story).

This is the only sport related manga I've ever liked. I just dislike most sports tbh; but the story is very good up to where I left off when life got more busy last year.

http://www.mangahere.com/manga/nononono/

Summary from above link:
Quote
Nonomiya Yuuta, a ski Jumper aiming for Olympic gold, bursts onto the stage with his exceptional skills. However, his biggest problem is that he is not really a "HE"... The person claiming to be Nonomiya Yuuta is actually his twin sister, Nonomiya Nono... And with women's ski Jumping not being an official Olympic category, hiding her true identity is the only way for her to achieve the dreams of her father and brother and win Olympic gold.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Moonbeam on February 28, 2014, 12:11:00 pm
Saw the LEGO movie and liked it well enough. I didn't see any anti-capitalism themes that made some headlines. If anything, I thought it was a good commentary on today's culture/brainwashing. [Like it's cool to spend $$$$ on trendy things (like designer coffee); it's cool to be just like everyone else, thinking and doing the same things; and "see something say something."]
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: DiabloLoco on February 28, 2014, 04:00:48 pm
Saw the LEGO movie and liked it well enough. I didn't see any anti-capitalism themes that made some headlines. If anything, I thought it was a good commentary on today's culture/brainwashing. [Like it's cool to spend $$$$ on trendy things (like designer coffee); it's cool to be just like everyone else, thinking and doing the same things; and "see something say something."]
Same for me. I saw it as more opening people's eyes to how things really are and how evil our current totalitarian rulers really are. I liked that the movie encouraged creativity. You know what's kinda funny? I kinda, maybe want a double decker couch! :laugh:
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Tipitaka on March 01, 2014, 01:42:54 am
Saw the LEGO movie and liked it well enough. I didn't see any anti-capitalism themes that made some headlines. If anything, I thought it was a good commentary on today's culture/brainwashing. [Like it's cool to spend $$$$ on trendy things (like designer coffee); it's cool to be just like everyone else, thinking and doing the same things; and "see something say something."]
Same for me. I saw it as more opening people's eyes to how things really are and how evil our current totalitarian rulers really are. I liked that the movie encouraged creativity. You know what's kinda funny? I kinda, maybe want a double decker couch! :laugh:

I bet you could build that...

Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: DiabloLoco on March 01, 2014, 10:06:30 am
Saw the LEGO movie and liked it well enough. I didn't see any anti-capitalism themes that made some headlines. If anything, I thought it was a good commentary on today's culture/brainwashing. [Like it's cool to spend $$$$ on trendy things (like designer coffee); it's cool to be just like everyone else, thinking and doing the same things; and "see something say something."]
Same for me. I saw it as more opening people's eyes to how things really are and how evil our current totalitarian rulers really are. I liked that the movie encouraged creativity. You know what's kinda funny? I kinda, maybe want a double decker couch! :laugh:

I bet you could build that...
Yeah....I could, but I don't think that my SHW will go for it. :laugh:
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: da gooch on March 03, 2014, 11:28:35 pm
The Olympics! I was surprised to learn that this was the first olympics in which women were allowed (ahem) to compete in ski jumping. No matter how much I read about curling, I still have a hard time understanding the game. I still find it interesting to watch though. And I was disappointed that Evgeni Plushenko had to withdraw from the men's figure skating. I thought he was amazing to watch...

Have you heard of the Italian game named Bocce?
A target ball is thrown out into a large open area and the teams try to get as close to it as possible without touching it.
A better example would be shuffleboard. Only using a large stone and played on ice with only one stone per throw per team.
The sweepers use actual brooms to sweep the ice which is theoretically warming the ice just enough to smooth it out in front of the stone so it will slide easier.
 I think.
I have never actually played it myself. It is very popular in the Canadian Maritimes.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: PrepperTraining on March 04, 2014, 11:17:52 am
I've been watching a couple youtube channels. 

The first one is about personal defense and I've definitely learned a few things from these videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exU8viinYzA&list=PLscB-49EdZcuKOrDogPOGkeTde5OqGTT3).

The second series is about a small computer (the size of a pack of cigarettes) that runs a version of Linux.  It costs less than $50.00.  It's called the Raspberry Pi and this guy (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRAvo5cQWyfog8nRzlf_jWg) has some interesting videos on it.

I also started watching this series (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmYKsxkv2tf1743xzQojpE15lY5ZBFxbn) on long range shooting.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Moonbeam on March 04, 2014, 01:30:11 pm
You know what's kinda funny? I kinda, maybe want a double decker couch! :laugh:

 :sign10:

And if it weren't for OPSEC I would so come over to try it out!!!!
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Moonbeam on March 04, 2014, 01:34:49 pm
Have you heard of the Italian game named Bocce?

Yep! The first time I heard about Bocce was from my Dave Barry reading:

Ptanque's the best, bar none - by Dave Barry

"I discovered the perfect sport. You don't have to be in great shape to play it. You barely have to stand. You're thinking: golf. Wrong. Compared to the sport I'm talking about, golf is brutal, sometimes forcing you to physically walk 15 feet from your cart to your ball. Whereas the sport I'm talking about involves almost no walking, and in fact little movement of any kind, except for signaling the bartender. The most strenuous part of this sport is pronouncing its name: ``ptanque.'' It's a French word, roughly pronounced ''pay-TONK,'' but you have to get really nasal on the ''TONK.'' The only people who can say it correctly are the French, who lift weights with their sinuses.

Ptanque was invented in 1907 near Marseille, at a bar. As far as I can tell, it is never played far from a bar. It's sort of like bocce, except it's played with steel balls, called ''boules.'' You keep your feet together and throw your ball underhand, palm down, using a motion that I can only describe as ''French.'' The object is to get your balls closer than your opponents' balls to another little ball, called the ''point'' ball. When a team has scored 13 points, it's time to go to the bar." </snip>
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Ardmore on March 04, 2014, 04:42:00 pm
All the Tom Baker/Elisabeth Sladen Dr Who. RIP beautiful woman.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: BirthaBirdy on March 07, 2014, 10:48:08 pm
Until the Nukes go off, Boardwalk Empire is interesing in a way.  It starts slow but compliments The Wire well.  Of course netflix or HBO is necessary.   :laugh:
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Moonbeam on March 10, 2014, 05:41:21 pm
Watched Gravity in our own little, humble, home "movie theater." Breathtaking! I imagine the scope of this would be lost on a TV screen...
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Tipitaka on March 10, 2014, 06:54:39 pm
Yuyushiki was reccomended as a comedy to lift my spirits. So I'm giving it a whirl.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Moonbeam on April 17, 2014, 04:45:23 pm
Just finished up Season 2 of House of Cards.... Wow, wow, wow.... Love the show, but I cannot shake the notion that I need to shower after watching it to get all the swarminess off!
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Tipitaka on April 17, 2014, 09:40:02 pm
El Cazador de la Bruja
http://www.animehere.com/anime/el-cazador-de-la-bruja.html

Black Bullet
http://www.animehere.com/anime/black-bullet.html

Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Moonbeam on April 20, 2014, 02:25:02 am
Vikings!
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: DiabloLoco on April 20, 2014, 07:00:17 am
Vikings!
YES! Love that show! Lagertha is one BAD mama! I never knew that women were held in such esteem in that culture. I'm curious about what Floki will do. Also, what will become of Athleltan. Will he stay in England, or return with Ragnar? :popcorn:

(http://pmctvline2.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/lcard2.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Tipitaka on April 20, 2014, 10:57:28 am
Vikings!
YES! Love that show! Lagertha is one BAD mama! I never knew that women were held in such esteem in that culture. I'm curious about what Floki will do. Also, what will become of Athleltan. Will he stay in England, or return with Ragnar? :popcorn:

[img]http://pmctvline2.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/lcard2.jpg[/img

Women in Pre-christian Germanic societies were very highly esteemed as those born with innate spiritual power. Many Migration Period women fought in battles and formed shield walls alongside their husbands. It was the forced adherence to christian beliefs that ultimately downgraded female worth in Europe.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Moonbeam on April 20, 2014, 05:15:19 pm
It was the forced adherence to christian beliefs that ultimately downgraded female worth in Europe.

Oh, suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.... </sarcasm>
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: DiabloLoco on April 20, 2014, 05:25:11 pm
It was the forced adherence to christian beliefs that ultimately downgraded female worth in Europe.

Oh, suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.... </sarcasm>
He's right, you know.
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Moonbeam on April 20, 2014, 05:54:45 pm
It was the forced adherence to christian beliefs that ultimately downgraded female worth in Europe.

Oh, suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.... </sarcasm>
He's right, you know.

Oh, suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.... Because everyone knows and agrees that it is always and entirely the Christians who have such little regard for the women</sarcasm>
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: DiabloLoco on April 20, 2014, 06:17:24 pm
It was the forced adherence to christian beliefs that ultimately downgraded female worth in Europe.

Oh, suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.... </sarcasm>
He's right, you know.

Oh, suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.... Because everyone knows and agrees that it is always and entirely the Christians who have such little regard for the women</sarcasm>
I think that YOU are the only one that mentioned "always and entirely". Don't put words in others mouths. Sarcastic or not, it's not nice.

Back on the topic of Vikings, What do you think about Floki and Athelstan? Will Floki betray Ragnar? Will Athelstan stay in England?
Title: Re: What are you watching?......
Post by: Tipitaka on April 20, 2014, 08:10:51 pm
It was the forced adherence to christian beliefs that ultimately downgraded female worth in Europe.

Oh, suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.... </sarcasm>
He's right, you know.

Oh, suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.... Because everyone knows and agrees that it is always and entirely the Christians who have such little regard for the women</sarcasm>
I think that YOU are the only one that mentioned "always and entirely". Don't put words in others mouths. Sarcastic or not, it's not nice.

History is neither kind nor unkind. It is what it is. In the bible, women are to be submissive. In Asatru, women are powerful and every couple is a divine pair with the wife representing life, creativity, magic, and wisdom. In old European Christianity before the Catholics and Protestants split up (Inquisition and Crusades were also their fault), the women were the first to sin, they were thought to be the property of their fathers and then husbands instead of their equals. This is a fact. It is not meant to be insulting, it is just a fact of history. I even remember a sermon when I was growing up. It was during camp meeting; and the guest preacher was Bishop TD Jakes. He gave the sermon in 4 parts over 2 days about Jezebel and how women are to be their husband's servant, not their equal. So this sentiment exists in America even today. My own mom still believes it. It still manifests in American culture a well in most traditionalist families where the male is the head of the household and his wife goes along with his decisions. That is not how ancient Germanics and Celts lived. If you take a look at each point in their history from the stone age to the present, you will find for yourself that women's rights disappeared at the same time that their religion changed. If a wife is her husband's equal, going by the good-book, she's living in sin. I didn't write it, I just read it. If you don't like the contents, take it up with the author.
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Post by: Moonbeam on April 20, 2014, 08:37:17 pm
I think that YOU are the only one that mentioned "always and entirely". Don't put words in others mouths. Sarcastic or not, it's not nice.

Back on the topic of Vikings, What do you think about Floki and Athelstan? Will Floki betray Ragnar? Will Athelstan stay in England?

I am so sorry, DL! That was presumptuous of me to assume you would understand my humor. Despite your Personal Text, you are a sensitive fellow and I should have remembered that from previous encounters. I apologize for not taking your sensibilities into account. I wish you peace and prosperity this Easter! :)

As for Vikings, we are behind a couple of episodes so please allow me to catch up before offering commentary!
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Post by: Moonbeam on April 20, 2014, 08:48:15 pm
So this sentiment exists in America even today. My own mom still believes it.

God could care less who writes the check for the family car or who does the grocery shopping. God appointed men to be the spiritual leader of the family, and holds them accountable for the spiritual welfare of the family. Just because your Mom, or others believe that men have total authority over women doesn't make it so. My husband and I need to be in agreement on matters concerning our children, our finances, our future plans, and how to grow in the Lord. If I am in total disagreement with him about one of those issues, he would be a fool to plunge ahead without my consent. Likewise, reversed. If you wish to discuss this further, please feel free to start a new thread and I will gladly address your concerns. :)
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Post by: mi6a2lm on April 21, 2014, 11:32:16 am
(http://s29.postimg.org/45ym5gn8n/image.jpg)

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Post by: DiabloLoco on April 21, 2014, 02:33:27 pm
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 ^_^ No thanks. I like my lungs right where they are. INSIDE my chest cavity. Not on my shoulders. :shakehead:
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Post by: mi6a2lm on April 21, 2014, 04:12:35 pm
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Post by: DiabloLoco on April 21, 2014, 04:44:18 pm

These are great! Are you making them?
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Post by: mi6a2lm on April 21, 2014, 06:10:21 pm

These are great! Are you making them?

Yeah, just bored.  I goto images.google.com and search for say 'ragnar vikings', click on link, then rightclick-save image as. 

Then goto http://wigflip.com/roflbot/, upload image, add text, resize it, move it around or whatever, save to desktop.

Then upload that to postimage.org, making sure the image isn't too big (the above two didn't need to be resized), copy direct link, sandwich between
Code: [Select]
[img]...[/img] and post.
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Post by: DiabloLoco on April 21, 2014, 06:12:48 pm

These are great! Are you making them?

Yeah, just bored.  I goto images.google.com and search for say 'ragnar vikings', click on link, then rightclick-save image as. 

Then goto http://wigflip.com/roflbot/, upload image, add text, resize it or whatever, save to desktop.

Then upload that to postimage.org, making sure the image isn't too big (the above two didn't need to be resized), copy direct link, sandwich between
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[img]...[/img] and post.
Cool, thanks!
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Post by: Moonbeam on April 21, 2014, 10:24:36 pm
I like this first one, Mi6!
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Post by: Tipitaka on April 22, 2014, 03:02:11 am
So this sentiment exists in America even today. My own mom still believes it.

God could care less who writes the check for the family car or who does the grocery shopping. God appointed men to be the spiritual leader of the family, and holds them accountable for the spiritual welfare of the family. Just because your Mom, or others believe that men have total authority over women doesn't make it so. My husband and I need to be in agreement on matters concerning our children, our finances, our future plans, and how to grow in the Lord. If I am in total disagreement with him about one of those issues, he would be a fool to plunge ahead without my consent. Likewise, reversed. If you wish to discuss this further, please feel free to start a new thread and I will gladly address your concerns. :)

I'm not concerned about how your family is organized. What I said has nothing to do with you. It's great that you two communicate. That's how marriages stay together without the threat of the Inquisition or modern tele-preachers declaring an assertive woman to have made a pact with Satan.



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Sweet! I just came back from Lindisfarne. Would you be interested in Saint Peter's jewel encrusted Baculum?

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Post by: Moonbeam on April 22, 2014, 04:28:39 pm
I'm not concerned about how your family is organized.

Then you'll definitely want to stay away from the Moonbeam- Suppression of females in the Bible thread!  :laugh:
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Post by: Moonbeam on April 24, 2014, 12:21:03 pm
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I never knew that women were held in such esteem in that culture.

Oh sure! I mean, its not like Rollo raped a young girl. Or its not like Ragnar cheated on his pregnant wife - knocking up the other woman, and then told his wife that he wanted to be a polygamist. And its not like Lagertha left the only place and people she knew because she was greatly humiliated, and then married an abusive a-hole, and its not like she is constantly fighting off would-be rapists. And its not like Siggy was used by her paranoid husband, then lost her status, her husband and all her children because of cultural traditions. And its not like women are given away for arranged marriages, or put in servitude, or are slaves who have absolutely no rights and can be raped without consequence or better yet sacrificed to their gods! And its not like Englishwomen are raped when their villages are pillaged and their men are being murdered. Oh wait! This is a fictional show and things like this would never happen in real life!

Oh Moonbeam, please! There were some good things! Like, they listened to some of the womens advice.

Oh sure! And there is also the shield maidens going on raids (though its dubious that was factual). And if youre a really lucky gal, your husband will keep your skull after you die and will lovingly stroke it, kiss it and talk to it! Good thing those Vikings had really cool beards and braided hair!

:)
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Post by: DiabloLoco on April 24, 2014, 01:29:38 pm
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I never knew that women were held in such esteem in that culture.

Oh sure! I mean, its not like Rollo raped a young girl. Or its not like Ragnar cheated on his pregnant wife - knocking up the other woman, and then told his wife that he wanted to be a polygamist. And its not like Lagertha left the only place and people she knew because she was greatly humiliated, and then married an abusive a-hole, and its not like she is constantly fighting off would-be rapists. And its not like Siggy was used by her paranoid husband, then lost her status, her husband and all her children because of cultural traditions. And its not like women are given away for arranged marriages, or put in servitude, or are slaves who have absolutely no rights and can be raped without consequence or better yet sacrificed to their gods! And its not like Englishwomen are raped when their villages are pillaged and their men are being murdered. Oh wait! This is a fictional show and things like this would never happen in real life!

Oh Moonbeam, please! There were some good things! Like, they listened to some of the womens advice.

Oh sure! And there is also the shield maidens going on raids (though its dubious that was factual). And if youre a really lucky gal, your husband will keep your skull after you die and will lovingly stroke it, kiss it and talk to it! Good thing those Vikings had really cool beards and braided hair!

:)
Ragnar's son, Bjorn, COULD have raped that slave that he fancied, but didn't. At least he has some integrity. Lagertha had the freedom to leave Ragnar even though he was a very powerful figure. She's an EARL now! That is more what I was talking about. That a female could actually be an Earl. That says something. Viking marriages were not arranged. The only arranged marriage I have seen so far, was in England. I'm not trying to distract from the bad things that you mentioned. They were indeed bad,  but I'm still gonna watch it! :laugh: It's on tonight!!! :wav:

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Post by: Moonbeam on April 24, 2014, 01:41:17 pm
I was having fun! Along with any culture, any society, any tradions, any beliefs, there are good and not so good.
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Post by: Moonbeam on April 24, 2014, 01:55:12 pm
The only arranged marriage I have seen so far, was in England.

In case you missed season one: Haraldson arranged for his daughter to marry an older Swedish Earl without his wife Siggy's or daugher's approval.
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Post by: DiabloLoco on April 24, 2014, 02:06:26 pm
The only arranged marriage I have seen so far, was in England.

In case you missed season one: Haraldson arranged for his daughter to marry an older Swedish Earl without his wife Siggy's or daugher's approval.
Oh yeah....Forgot about that one. Didn't Rollo fancy her too? He seems to have changed quite a bit since he turned on Ragnar. Well....so far. We'll have to see how it goes. I think that Ragnar should send Rollo to take the newly vacant leadership position from Jarl Borg's land.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on April 24, 2014, 05:31:22 pm
Well, if you look up the wikipedia entries of some of the characters, most have phrases like "little is known about ..." and "historians disagree on ...".
Also, dates of birth are written like "c. 821" or "821-825 (?)".

For example: 

"Rollo was a powerful Viking leader of contested origin, ..."
and
"The question of Rollo's origins was a matter of heated dispute between Norwegian and Danish historians of the 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly in the run-up to Normandy's millennium anniversary in 1911. Today, the debate continues."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo

Fortunately for the writers of the show, this leads to lots of room for artistic license ($$$).  Using Rollo as an example, there was a viking named Rollo who sailed to Normandy and established what was to become Normandy.  From this, the Norman conquest resulted.  There's a whole 'nother season(s) worth of writing right there. 

In regards to history, here's one historian's view:


http://news.yale.edu/2013/03/08/vikings-yale-historian-looks-myths-vs-history
Excerpt:
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Did they have any other economic impact?

The Vikings, who were as much traders as marauders, also helped Europe create money, which allowed commerce to take off. In Russia they met up with Arab merchants who used silver coins (dirhams) to pay for the Vikings slaves and fur.  Currency was not a novel idea in western Europe, but there was a desperate lack of it, since gold and silver was rare. The Norsemen introduced gold and silver from the rich Arab Caliphate. Bartering no longer needed to be the means of exchange.

Interestingly, schoolchildren on field trips in Scandinavia sometimes still find dirhams. Not long ago a boy found a trove of 16,000 coins, all made of silver that the Arabs had acquired in Afghanistan, at the easternmost point of their wide-reaching empire.*

Did the Vikings have a softer side?

The Vikings excelled in the decorative arts embellishing functional objects like swords and runic inscriptions, and crafting beautiful adornments, especially jewelry. Many Viking decorative motifs were adopted by the scribes who made illuminated manuscripts in the Middle Ages.

The idea that the Vikings introduced democratic government to places where they settled is largely a Romantic myth, but they did found the city of Dublin, among others.

It is also untrue that the Vikings were in any way more egalitarian toward women than the rest of the world at the time.
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*"Stop playing those video games and go prospecting!  You could find thousands of silver coins from the Vikings.  Here's a trowel, have at it."
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Post by: Moonbeam on April 24, 2014, 09:13:33 pm
*"Stop playing those video games and go prospecting!  You could find thousands of silver coins from the Vikings.  Here's a trowel, have at it."

 :laugh:
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Post by: Moonbeam on May 01, 2014, 02:58:25 pm
Anybody ever watch Justified?
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on May 01, 2014, 03:06:32 pm
Anybody ever watch Justified?

Have watched all four seasons. Like it. First two I caught on Netflix. Seasons 3 and 4 I bought an episode at a time from iTunes. A web search recently revealed that there will be one more season.
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Post by: Moonbeam on May 01, 2014, 03:32:56 pm
Thanks, Bill! Didn't know if it was some statist propaganda or what.
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Post by: DiabloLoco on May 01, 2014, 04:19:08 pm
Thanks, Bill! Didn't know if it was some statist propaganda or what.
Season finale of Vikings tonight! :thumbsup: and :angry: I'll miss it.
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Post by: Tipitaka on May 02, 2014, 12:50:50 am
Native American Music Awards
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Post by: Moonbeam on May 02, 2014, 11:56:26 am
We just finished Season 1 of The Shield and started episode 1 of Season 2. So far, I've seen six faces that have appeared on SOA...
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Post by: Rarick on May 06, 2014, 09:04:08 am
Yep, the director or writer did both shows.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on May 06, 2014, 09:14:29 am
... all except for Vic Mackey and Shane.  Mackey got a job as a superhero in the Fantastic Four and Shane is busy running drugs (Justified).
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Post by: Moonbeam on May 06, 2014, 12:13:53 pm
He's baaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaack! Caught the first night of 24 last evening. I dont watch for all the American exceptionalism hoopla. I do enjoy the unexpected twists and turns and non-stop action. The current topic of drone use is being covered and Chloe was compared to Edward Snowden by one of the producers/creators/writers. Curious where they will go with that

Finished the season finale of Vikings Okay, so THAT happened now what?
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on May 06, 2014, 02:47:46 pm
He's baaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaack! Caught the first night of 24 last evening.

In my Hulu queue. Will probably watch it tonite.
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Post by: DiabloLoco on May 06, 2014, 04:35:30 pm


Finished the season finale of Vikings Okay, so THAT happened now what?
My guess is that Ragnar will become king and Rollo will become an Earl. Floki's standing will rise as well. Any idea when season 3 will start?
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Post by: Moonbeam on May 07, 2014, 10:51:09 am
Oh, like to the victor goes the spoils? Would that mean that Ragnar would gain control of Horik's domain? 

****WARNING - SPOILERS****

I'm glad that King Horik is gone. Honestly the only reason why is because I cannot take the actor seriously. Ever since I saw him in a particular episode of ER I just cannot stand him. He was pretty weenie in Jerry Maguire and he was creepy in SOA. For this series, his accent was inconsistent and it drove me bonkers!

****END****

I would imagine that the series will return next spring. From Wikipedia:

Season 3 (2015)

On March 25, 2014, History renewed Vikings for a ten-episode third season.[7] When asked what viewers could expect from the next season, Michael Hirst explained: "Yeah, were gonna attack Paris. Paris was the most extraordinary city. It was still aRoman city, and it was like nothing else on earth. Were just building that, at the moment, on the backlot. It will also be CGI. Ragnar attacked Paris with one hundred ships."[8]

In an interview with The Huffington Post Hirst hinted at several plots for the new season. He mentioned King Horik's son Erlendur. "Anyway, Erlendur has been impressed by the idea of going to farm in England. And in his pocket he has a handful of mud, earth from England. When Ragnar sees him with this handful of dirt, he knows that hes thinking along the same lines, that theyre connected in some way. So he spares him. But, of course, that turns out to be a terrible decision in the end." King Ecbert and Princess Kwenthrith of Mercia will also be back for season 3. [9]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikings_(TV_series)
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Post by: DiabloLoco on May 07, 2014, 04:25:25 pm
Cool. Thx! :mellow: I wish that it started sooner though. :angry:
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Post by: mi6a2lm on May 18, 2014, 03:35:40 pm
Just finished The Long Good Friday - good flick.  - was reminded to see it upon hearing of the death of Bob Hoskins.

Next up is Get Carter with Michael Caine and Friedkin's Sorcerer with Roy Scheider.
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on May 18, 2014, 04:39:55 pm
Orphan Black. BBC America.

First season on Netflix DVD. Both seasons on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video. Season 1 free for Amazon Prime members.

First episode was instense. Following episodes not so challenging, or maybe I just got used to it.
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Post by: jamie on May 18, 2014, 08:05:40 pm
Orphan Black. BBC America.

First season on Netflix DVD. Both seasons on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video. Season 1 free for Amazon Prime members.

First episode was instense. Following episodes not so challenging, or maybe I just got used to it.

The actress who plays all the different clones is pretty good. Suburban mom Allison cracked me up.  I thought it was a bit scattered and unfocussed  at the end of season 1 but maybe they'll be able to pull it all together.
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Post by: Tipitaka on May 18, 2014, 08:33:45 pm
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Bonus:

Epic Cosmos Wallpaper (http://wallwidehd.com/wp-content/uploads/Cosmos-A-Spacetime-Odyssey-TV-Series-Wallpaper.jpg)
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Post by: mi6a2lm on May 31, 2014, 08:23:18 am
Blue Ruin was pretty good.  Made for about $38k from a kickstarter campaign.

Trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJo1qrr_8Hc  (1:57)

"Smart, stripped-down, and thrillingly grim, Blue Ruin proves that a well-told revenge story can still leave its audience on the edge of their seat." - Rotten Tomatoes review

http://www.filthycritic.com/index.php/old-reviews/drama/item/574-blue-ruin  (a few spoilers are here but they don't detract from the watching the movie after reading)

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Director Jeremy Saulnier uses the silence well. He allows us into Dwights head. He also allows the audience to put the pieces together. There is no jackass chorus explaining every action. Saulnier uses the overexposed decaying south for most of the story. Its pretty popular these days, and a little played out. In movies like Joe its not so much a character as a cheap way for a director to add grit, sort of like mixing sand into pancake batter. In the case of Blue Ruin, the South isnt essential to the story. I think the antagonists could have been more interesting if they werent typical trailer trash.

Thats a pretty minor quibble, though. Blue Ruin is small and its quiet. But its a f*ck lot better at thrilling than anything else right now. Four Fingers.
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Post by: Tipitaka on May 31, 2014, 10:52:31 am
I just watched a short documentary called Women of These Hills: 3 Cultures of Appalachia. If you wanna hear about Appalachian Mountain life before WWII, it's a must-see.
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Post by: Rarick on June 06, 2014, 09:18:23 pm
I just watched Rpbert Reich's show "Nation of Inequality" on netflix.   I was expecting to get bored and fall asleep, but he successfully engaged my interest(there goes sleep...).  All he said was sounding awesome up to at least 3 points.  I was wondering what any of our resident economists had to say to counter those impressive graphs regarding the cycle between the 2 stock crashes?  He then correlates the Tax rate, unions, and various other factors to that "Ultra wealthy people caused the big economic crashes" graph and piled up a nice argument........  except for 3 things that lead me ro dismiss him outright.  I want to see how someone knowledgeable would contradict this evidence, a way to show that the researched numbers are flawed because........
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Post by: Moonbeam on June 12, 2014, 11:47:04 am
We finished the series The Shield. I think my favorite season was when Glenn Close starred I thought she was fabulous and I was sad to see her role written off. When certain things happened I would turn to DH and say, And thats why folks hate cops!

***spoiler alerts***

Shane was an a-hole! And it was tragic that he killed his whole family heartbreaking for sure, but I can understand why it played out that way. I dont like that Ronnie was carted off to jail or perhaps I dont like that Vic shafted him despite Ronnies undying loyalty. Ronnie may not have actually pulled the trigger, if you will, but he did hitch his wagon to Vic so in the end I guess he got what he deserved. I liked Lemmy so that was bummer what happened to him. Is it me or was the last few minutes of the last episode written in such a way that lets you use your own imagination for Vics fate? Did he go off to find his kids? Did he become some kind of vigilante? I was disappointed that they didnt conclude the storyline for Julian if he had a child or not. And I really wanted to see Dutch have a steady relationship.

***spoiler alerts***

I realize what I am about to say will not be necessarily popular, but its something that I have never, ever been able to put out of my mind for many, many years. I know that there are some really despicable human beings who masquerade as police officers. Sick, twisted individuals who have no business carrying a taser or baton, let alone a gun. However, I know not all of them are like that. Further, the first responders really do see the ugliness of life. It cannot be easy to deal with what they do.
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Post by: Tipitaka on June 12, 2014, 07:08:50 pm
Magi: Labrinth of Magic

It's got a lot of references to the old Persian Aladddin and Sinbad stories.
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Post by: Moonbeam on June 16, 2014, 04:39:46 pm
Watched 47 Ronin. Like several movies of that genre I thought it was visually stunning. Not a big understanderer*/fan of that whole "kill yourself because of honor" belief.

*It's a word! (Or ought to be ;)!)
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Post by: Moonbeam on June 22, 2014, 10:02:46 pm
American Ninja Warrior! Good, clean fun we can actually watch with the twins- so yeah!
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Post by: knobster on June 23, 2014, 06:40:06 am
Picked up The Lego Movie this weekend. 

Everything is awesome!!!!  Everything is cool when you're part of a team!
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Post by: Moonbeam on June 23, 2014, 11:08:02 am
We've watched it twice since last Tuesday's release!  :rolleyes:  :laugh:
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Post by: mi6a2lm on July 13, 2014, 08:14:53 pm
For those who liked On Any Sunday - haven't found out when it's coming out:

On Any Sunday:  Next Chapter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byeEFSR8ds8  [2:04]

Recommended:  On Any Sunday, Faster

On Any Sunday ending:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-xrKE9rClg  [5:11]

MotoGP at Indy (you get the hear the traction control):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g1XPKXeDDI  [3:17]
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Post by: Rarick on July 15, 2014, 03:37:32 am
Watchit on Netflix at anytime.  It's on there.  It is an enthusiast documentary written 70's style..........the first one was kind of informative, the rest put ne to sleep even after the pot od coffee.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on July 15, 2014, 08:49:24 am
OAS:  The Next Chapter comes out in the fall sometime according to this article:
http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/05/12/on-any-sunday-the-next-chapter-movie-trailer-video-and-information/

OAS2 wasn't that good because it was more of a 'where are they now?' movie.

 
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Post by: Moonbeam on July 29, 2014, 04:12:53 pm
We started watching Breaking Bad a few weeks ago. We're midway through season 4. We also started watching Game of Thrones. We finished episode 2 from season 2. I have some questions about GOT and will post in that dedicated thread when I have the energy.
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Post by: Moonbeam on August 11, 2014, 04:48:23 pm
Finished the Breaking Bad series. I thought that it was very well-written, and it seemed to me that the writers/creators/et el. knew from the very beginning where they were taking the story/series. Watching the entire series over the last month I didn't note any glaring inconsistencies.

Watched Divergent over the weekend. Not bad, I am curious enough to want to see the others. I leaned over and said to DH, "Coming to an America near you!" Hope it doesn't get all Twilight-dopey with the love story angle.

Started watching season 3 of Hell On Wheels.

Caught a preview of SOA season 7.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on September 14, 2014, 09:33:18 am
Saw the movie Boyhood.  It's an interesting film as it follows the same actors (mainly focusing on a son beginning at the age of six) through a period of about 12 years.  The writer/director got the actors together for a few weeks every two years to film.

http://filthycritic.com/index.php/old-reviews/drama/item/584-boyhood
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The second thing to take away from Boyhood is that kids are pretty f*cking resilient. They get dragged through youth like battered stuffed animals. Theyre pawns in adults power trips, feel the brunt of bad parental choices, have someone elses tastes foisted upon them, and are always at the mercy of people who get to make the decisions because theyre older but no better at deciding. The only things constant in Masons life are that he has no control over it and he is growing up. As I watched Boyhood, I was amazed at basic human survival instincts and how they can overcome so much shittiness.  For kids to go through the meat grinder of childhood and not come out the other end as sausage is a miracle.

The third thing to take away from Boyhood is that a life is sort of like the settling of dust. Its almost too f*cking boring to endure in real time. But if an anthropologist goes back and sifts through all that dust thats piled up over the years they can see it condensed, the shifts and the events, the bones and detritus, that were left behind and then reconstruct the story thats led to now. Life is confusing, boring and seemingly pointless in its moments, but clearer and more of a story in hindsight. Which is what this movie shows us. It shows twelve years of a relatively average life squeezed into almost three hours.

Those three hours are long. They are full of tiny moments, and things that a typical movie would turn into dramatic events but just arent in real life. Every time a kid has a beer, or every time two people disgree doesnt mean there will be a crash or a fight. When a kid plays with a sawblade, he doesnt always lose a finger.

There are many Linklater-like moments of Texas and of people philosophizing out loud for too long and too much out the ass. We have to endure Mason making freshman-year dorm room speeches about the point of existence, but thats really the point. At six he is an amorphous blob who wants to avoid homework and conflict. He doesnt own his own opinions and he cant make his own choices. Yet, somehow through time and all these tiny events, he builds into his own person able to decide for himself and form his own thoughts. Even if those thoughts are the idealistic bullshit of a teenager, they are finally his.
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on September 14, 2014, 10:57:51 am
Saw Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, "Who is John Galt". Yet another completely new cast. The film seemed surreal, like it was floating in a cloud. Much implied off-screen action that you obviously MUST know about. But I didn't. I didn't walk out, but I wasn't very entertained either. Mostly a waste of a good afternoon and $20 in ticket money.

My biggest take-away was that after the 100-page speech that pre-empted the leader's TV address, a speech that was thankfully much abridged in the movie (to only a few minutes), the crowd was heard to shout, "We want Galt. We want Galt." Which, of course, completely contradicted his message to eschew rulers. Sigh...
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Post by: mi6a2lm on September 15, 2014, 10:41:11 am
Saw Atlas Shrugged Part I when it came out in the theater.  That was enough for me.  I felt like we should have been attired in robes with girded loins, clutching first editions of Atlas while standing in line.

Bartender (bar next door to theater):  "What are they showing?  There's a long line."

Me:  "Atlas Shrugged.  Ever heard of it?."
(weak attempt at proselytizing/informing at busy campus bar to bartender)


"... in nomine mater ..."

(http://s18.postimg.org/44jl9gd05/16349.jpg)
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Post by: Moonbeam on September 24, 2014, 01:49:57 pm
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! We cannot watch Sons of Anarchy!!!!!!!!!!! Hulu will not stream it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I beg of anyone - please, if you post about SOA, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE note spoilers!
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Post by: mi6a2lm on September 24, 2014, 06:38:24 pm
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! We cannot watch Sons of Anarchy!!!!!!!!!!! Hulu will not stream it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I beg of anyone - please, if you post about SOA, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE note spoilers!

The season opener ... whoa! 

There's a schism in the gang:  Jax and half of his crew leave, trade their rides in for Vespas and become Walmart greeters at various SoCal stores.  On the back of their blue vests it says, 'Sons of Wal-mart'.  On Sundays they ride to Village Inn taking advantage of the early-bird special.

Meanwhile, the other half of the gang trade their rides in for Smartcars and get jobs at a Prius factory.  On Sundays they ride to IHOP taking advantage of the early-bird special.

Both restaurants are only two blocks from each other.  The final scene in the episode shows both sides rolling toward the same four-way stop from different directions on Sunday!  ... can't wait for next week! ^_^
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Post by: Rarick on September 25, 2014, 05:05:41 am
I think that song "Bodies hit the floor" is going to get a whole new meaning shortly..........as if they haven't already been dropping like flies.......
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Post by: Moonbeam on September 25, 2014, 03:59:25 pm
The final scene in the episode shows both sides rolling toward the same four-way stop from different directions on Sunday!  ... can't wait for next week! ^_^

 :sign10:

I was softly chuckling through your comment, but this is the one that got me! Thanks for the laugh!!
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Post by: mi6a2lm on October 04, 2014, 05:09:21 pm
For those who liked On Any Sunday - haven't found out when it's coming out:

On Any Sunday:  Next Chapter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byeEFSR8ds8  [2:04]
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Nov. 7 - selected cities.  I'll be there with bells on.  Rules for being in the theater with me:  Cellphones off.  No talking except during previews.  Popcorn is allowed but must be at least half its weight and volume in artificial liquid butter.  Children are allowed but they must be accompanied by hot single moms who are still looking for the right guy.  Single women must have arrived on crotch rockets and be dressed appropriately.  Harley-type females are not allowed - unless they arrived on an Indian then they will be allowed to sit beside me and have a little bit of my popcorn.  The crotch-rocket ones will be allowed one snuck-in Twizzler apiece. 
     One box Kleenex per person to dab their eyes while thinking, "I used to do or be able to do (some) of that."
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Post by: Rarick on October 06, 2014, 03:49:54 pm
SOA 3rd episode and I think the body count is going to clear the triple digits easily........Jax is expending hate on the planet that has killed his bloved by forcing to gang to stay in the bad business for too long........
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Post by: Rarick on October 06, 2014, 03:52:20 pm
Also just finished up my Supernatural preseason Marathon for last season.  Season 10 is going to be interesting........
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Post by: mi6a2lm on October 21, 2014, 08:38:09 am
Just saw 'The Revenant' on SyFy channel.  From one RottenTomatoes review:  'A bit of a mess, but it's a consistently fun one, and that's more than most horror/comedies can say."

Trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN1ZV-aYooY  [2:33] (full movie is there, too, but you have to sign in)


'Birdman' looks pretty good.  Michael Keaton plays a former superhero actor from 20 yrs. ago (sound familiar?) trying to get back on his game directing a Broadway play.

Trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJfLoE6hanc  [2:52]
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Post by: Who...me? on October 21, 2014, 11:07:15 am
I watched the first part of it...then lost interest.

Have been watching ZNation...meh...its ok but as most zombie/horror types...people tend to be idiots and thus annoy me quite a bit.   But there are zombies.
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Post by: Moonbeam on October 27, 2014, 02:27:51 pm
Watched the Snowpiercer (DH's pick) this weekend. Ugh! What a ridiculous movie!  :angry:
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Post by: Who...me? on October 27, 2014, 05:11:29 pm
lol lucky for me the previews looked stupid so I did not bother.
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Post by: Chase on October 28, 2014, 12:42:57 pm
If you haven't seen House of Cards I strongly recommend it. if for no other reason than to watch Kevin Spacey, you can watch on Netflix or Amazon, or order the disc from Amazon.

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Post by: Moonbeam on October 31, 2014, 02:46:01 pm
lol lucky for me the previews looked stupid so I did not bother.

DH doesn't have the best track record picking out "winners" so I am usually the one who does the picking. Once in awhile I throw him a bone. ;) :laugh: He's very gracious and allows me to make wisecracks throughout the movie so it's all good!
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Post by: mi6a2lm on November 08, 2014, 08:29:08 pm
For those who liked On Any Sunday - haven't found out when it's coming out:

On Any Sunday:  Next Chapter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byeEFSR8ds8  [2:04]
]

Saw it.  It's kind of an updated remake of the original.  It doesn't have the same charm but it's adequate.
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Post by: Moonbeam on December 22, 2014, 03:35:43 pm
Watched Guardians of The Galaxy again. I liked it well enough. I thought this was the funniest line:

"Do not ever call me a thesaurus." - Drax
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Post by: Rarick on December 23, 2014, 10:10:40 am
COSMOS- the remake.  It is better formatted, and has some points about "The Oppressed riding to the heights" but was a good overview of a lot of science history.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on January 12, 2015, 08:30:07 am
This has been been getting a lot of buzz.  Russian movie 'Leviathan'.  Sucks that Redbox probably won't carry it.  Hollywood Video and Blockbuster are dead, of course. 

http://rt.com/news/221647-leviathan-golden-globe-foreign/
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A Russian film, Leviathan, by renowned director Andrey Zvyagintsev has won the Golden Globe for best foreign language film, for the first time in almost 50 years.

The feature is based on the Book of Job and puts it into a modern perspective, focusing on a man who attempts to contradict a powerful and corrupt mayor in a provincial Russian seaside town, after finding out that his house is going to be demolished.
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eminent domain anyone?

trailer [2:02]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpawdA34HNk 
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Post by: Rarick on January 13, 2015, 09:13:10 am
Atlantic City anyone?  What MIA said......
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Post by: jamie on January 14, 2015, 10:09:54 pm
If you haven't seen House of Cards I strongly recommend it. if for no other reason than to watch Kevin Spacey, you can watch on Netflix or Amazon, or order the disc from Amazon.

I thought the show was about some sleazebag amoral politician.  So I wasn't interested. Why do you strongly recommend it?
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Post by: Who...me? on January 15, 2015, 05:45:07 am
Got a hair on and watched 3 seasons of this old house...one of my favorite shows...after they got rid of Bob Villa.  The bad part was they were always on at weird times that prevented me from see them.  But I went the their web site and just streamed them at my convenience.
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Post by: Rarick on January 15, 2015, 09:12:42 am
Youtoob has episode too, and a This Old House channel...........
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on January 15, 2015, 09:48:51 am
Wasn't sleeping on Tuesday night, likely due to an afternoon cup of joe, so I tried out Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle. 8 episodes and 3 hours later, I noticed that it was 3am, but I still wasn't sleeping so I watched to remaining 2 episodes, and finally went to sleep around 4:30am. I guess I liked it.
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Post by: Moonbeam on January 18, 2015, 03:17:59 pm
Ooh, I watched the trailer for Mozart In The Jungle on YouTube and I am intrigued. Added it to my watch list. Thanks, Bill!
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Post by: mi6a2lm on January 19, 2015, 12:39:41 pm
Birdman was pretty good, it'll probably win some Oscars.  However after watching it, I'm reminded why I'm not that much of a fan of Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu (cut and pasted from wikipedia - too many accent aigu's, accent grave's and tilde's to type - he should throw an umlaut in there somewhere and one of those squiggles underneath a consonant, too).  I saw Amores Perros and 21 Grams and came away with the same feeling.  Good movies, but it's like having a sex romp and near the end her cell phone rings and she's 'gotta go' - kid got in trouble at daycare and she's got to pick him up.

Leviathan (Russian 2014 - левиафан - thx google translate!) should not be watched with any alcohol (vodka), guns nearby.  Not one I'd recommend to anyone who frequently calls suicide hotlines looking for uplifting movie titles to help with their depression.

Guardians of the Galaxy is on the list to see - good reviews across a broad spectrum.

http://www.filthycritic.com/index.php/old-reviews/fantasy-sci-fi/item/585-guardians-of-the-galaxy
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The differences between Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars are cosmetic, not structural. Mostly, its that this one is played for more laughs, and mildly succeeds in that regard. Its really f*cking refreshing to watch a comic book movie that tries to be fun instead of spending its Goddamn runtime justifying itself to overly serious manchildren. Sadly, the movie doesnt deconstruct the layers of self-serious bullshit that have mummified comic books. Disney would never bite the hand that feeds it. At least this movie is willing to exist in a sillier universe than all those mopey assholes in tights.

Guardians of the Galaxy isnt bad. Its not great, either. For that, it would have to be more than a novelty T-shirt on a tired old body.
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Post by: Moonbeam on January 24, 2015, 12:47:41 am
I tried out Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle...

Thanks for sharing, Bill! I watched all of it earlier this week. I found it charming and witty and refreshing. The music was beautiful, of course, however it was frustrating to just be privy to a few moments when I desperately wanted to hear a complete piece!
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Post by: S. Jester on January 25, 2015, 08:43:07 pm
Right now, I'm watching "Sons of Liberty" on the History Channel. Looks pretty good so far, we'll see how it goes.


S.
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Post by: DiabloLoco on January 25, 2015, 09:16:06 pm
Right now, I'm watching "Sons of Liberty" on the History Channel. Looks pretty good so far, we'll see how it goes.


S.

DVRing it now. I'll watch it tomorrow. I can't stand watching live TV. :laugh:
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Post by: Who...me? on January 25, 2015, 09:17:36 pm
just watched the first season of Blacksails...it was ok.
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Post by: S. Jester on January 27, 2015, 12:11:15 pm
Saw the second episodes of Sons of Liberty last night and will see the concluding episode tonite. Kinda hoping to see the Parliament rip into Ben Franklin in the episode. One event that I think not only saved the Revolution, but got it really going. If any one person can claim to be a Nexus person around whom the Revolution can't be without, it's definitely Ben Franklin, and he never fired a shot.


S.
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Post by: Moonbeam on February 01, 2015, 04:37:06 pm
We finished all of Deadwood. They sure seem to have left that one hanging, eh? We don't mind gritty stories and gritty characters. But they sure took gratuitous cursing to whole 'nother level. It was very distracting so we had fun mocking it...
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Post by: Who...me? on February 07, 2015, 11:33:37 am
Just saw the movie Fury.  Not a fan at all.  After all the pre hype I saw I expected a lot more out of this flick.  Just too many not close to reality moments for me.
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Post by: DiabloLoco on February 07, 2015, 01:31:36 pm
Walking Dead starts back up tomorrow night.
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Post by: Who...me? on February 07, 2015, 02:14:02 pm
Lol ya the wife is all excited. 
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Post by: mi6a2lm on February 07, 2015, 02:18:13 pm
There's also 'Better Call Saul' and 'Legend of the Superstition Mountains' (History channel). 

'Fury' looks like standard let's-be-edgy war porn.  Not on the list.

On my list:  'John Wick' (B-movie Keanu Reeves assassin movie), 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', 'Wolf of Wall Street' and the Cruise vehicle 'Edge of Tomorrow' - apparently a science fiction 'Groundhog Day' - but it does have Emily Blunt in it so that makes it OK.

Emily Blunt in 'Looper':

(http://s18.postimg.org/zbdypxxrt/looper_movie_image_emily_blunt_600x400.jpg)

Recents - worth one watch and that's it:  'End of Watch' and 'Avengers'
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Post by: Who...me? on February 07, 2015, 03:42:35 pm
Watched John Wick yesterday.  Lots of violence and if that's what your looking for it is a good movie...I enjoyed it.

Watched Edge of tomorrow a few moths back.  I also liked that.  If you like Tom you will as well.  Emily is a badass.

X_men...it was ok, if you like the x-men series you will like it.

All is my humble opinion and your mileage may vary.
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Post by: DiabloLoco on February 08, 2015, 09:55:39 pm
Walking Dead starts back up tomorrow night.
Just finished watching it, and I'm pissed! One of my favorite characters died. :angry: I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but I will say this. I absolutely LOVED the melee weapon that the character used. I'll miss the carnage.
:nailonhead:

So sad......
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Post by: Who...me? on February 09, 2015, 10:54:47 am
I was pissed as well but not because he was killed.  But the circumstances surrounding it. 

Ill throw a spoiler alert here so if you do  not want to know what happened stop now.


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He was in a house that not only had not been cleared he KNEW there was at least one walker in another room.  He did not even check to see if the body on the bed was actually dead.  Then he became fixated on the pictures of Noah's brothers that he did not even know.  As soon as he turned his back on the door and started spacing out at the pics I told my wife there is going be an attack in moments. She hates when I am right.

This guy has annoyed me almost from the get go. 

I understand that from the writers original intention that in this world there was never a zombie movie or idea of zombies so people would not know how to react. That is why they never use the term Zombie in the show. You would not know to shoot the head as you had never seen a zombie movie.  But if you wanted to survive the first few encounters you had to learn quickly.  That was why Rick's wife and son always pissed me off.  Both were doing stupid stuff like they were going out of their way to get eaten.  Never forget when they were at the farmhouse and Lori had (once again) lost Carl.  So what does she do...run out on the porch and start screeching at the top of her lungs like a zombie call.  I mean one of the first things they learned was sound draws walkers.

Lol I could go on with the long list of shit about this show (that I never miss by the way) that pisses me off.
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Post by: DiabloLoco on February 09, 2015, 11:13:26 am
Yup. One of those shows that causes you to scream at the TV, but you watch it anyways. You'd be hard pressed to find better writing, costumes, makeup, acting....etc....etc.... It's a very well produced show. I like "Vikings" for the same reasons.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on February 09, 2015, 12:11:44 pm
How was 'Better Call Saul'?  Apparently it's the same quality of 'Breaking Bad' - same people writing/producing/directing.  Missed it - with cable company plus Arizona time my 'premieres' start at 10 pm - for example, 'Walking Dead' premiere was at 10pm while 'Better Call Saul' started at 11.  [Same with 'Gold Rush' - premiere starts at 10pm.]  Usually by that time it's nap time.

They are doing an encore plus new episode tonight, though ... starting at 10pm.

Saul Goodman quotes from 'Breaking Bad':

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Walter H. White: What are you offering me?
Saul Goodman: What did Tom Hagen do for Vito Corleone?
Walter H. White: I'm no Vito Corleone.
Saul Goodman: No Shit! Right now you're Fredo!

Saul Goodman: Faith and begorrah! A fellow potato eater! My real name's McGill. The Jew thing I just do for the homeboys. They all want a pipe-hitting member of the tribe, so to speak...


(interrogation room)
Getz: [Interrogating Badger] Hey, I'm trying to help ya here, man. Now, if you just tell me who your supplier is, I think this can end very well for you.
Saul Goodman (busts into room): EHHHHH! Whaddya doin' Detective? What're you doin' talkin' to my client without me present? You Sneaky Pete! Which is which? What'd the academy hire you right outta the womb? You guys get younger every...
Saul Goodman: [Turning to Badger]
Saul Goodman: What'd you say to Babyface? Huh? Didja say anything stupid? And by "anything stupid" I mean anything at all!
Badger: I... I, uh...
Saul Goodman: Ah, look at you, mouth open, vocal chords all atwitter! Yeah, we'll talk about that later!
Saul Goodman: [Turns back to Getz]
Saul Goodman: Right now, you, OUT! TEN MINUTES AGO. There are laws, Detective, have your kindergarten teacher read 'em to ya! Right, go grab a juice box, have a nap, go on!   

Saul Goodman: [Counseling Badger]
Saul Goodman: Alright, who do we have?
Badger: Brandon Mayhew.
Saul Goodman: "Brandon Mayhew." Alright. "Brandon Mayhew." Ahhhh, here we go; "public masturbation."
Badger: What?
Saul Goodman: I don't get it, what's the kick? Why doncha do it at home like the rest of us, with a big flat-screen TV, 50 channels of pay-per-view? In a Starbucks, that's nice!
Badger: That ain't me, man! I was the guy selling meth... allegedly...
Saul Goodman: [Flipping through files... ]
Saul Goodman: Ok, alright, I gotcha. Meth, right? That was just a little transpositional error, nothin' a little white out can take care of.
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 12, 2015, 11:53:53 am
I've been sick in bed since last Saturday. Energy finally coming back today, though I'm not out of the woods yet.

I binge-watched every episode of three seasons, plus the movie followup, of Veronica Mars, a story about a high-school-aged private detective (played by twenty-something Kristen Bell). Silly and juvenile, but I a good way to spend a bunch of idle time (though sleeping more might have gotten me well faster).

TV episodes are Free for Amazon Prime members ($2 an epsisode otherwise): http://www.amazon.com/Pilot/dp/B0031KE9C6/
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Post by: DiabloLoco on February 12, 2015, 03:18:01 pm
I've been sick in bed since last Saturday. Energy finally coming back today, though I'm not out of the woods yet.

Sorry to hear that, Bill. How have you been doing with your "scooter" injuries? All healed, or are there lingering effects?
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 13, 2015, 06:56:34 pm
Sorry to hear that, Bill. How have you been doing with your "scooter" injuries? All healed, or are there lingering effects?

This one's just a flu, though a fairly long-lived flu. My daughter had it before me.

Scooter injuries were pretty well healed when I slipped on the ice, fell backwards, and banged the back of my head a few weeks back. Head injury disappeared quickly, with, miraculously, no evidence of concussion, but my ribs starting hurting again. Still a little pain when I lay on my left side, but mostly healed for a second time.
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Post by: DiabloLoco on February 13, 2015, 07:23:45 pm
Scooter injuries were pretty well healed when I slipped on the ice, fell backwards, and banged the back of my head a few weeks back. Head injury disappeared quickly, with, miraculously, no evidence of concussion, but my ribs starting hurting again. Still a little pain when I lay on my left side, but mostly healed for a second time.

If you want, I could chip in for a safety helmet :laugh:
(http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/helmet1.jpg)


Seriously though, I hope that your health improves and that you stay safe physically. All the best to you, Bill. :thumbsup:
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Post by: Who...me? on February 13, 2015, 07:45:16 pm
Here Bill...because we care.

http://www.hovding.com/
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 14, 2015, 07:48:25 am
Here Bill...because we care.

http://www.hovding.com/

Heh. Might have been useful 20 years ago when I bicycled all over the Boston area, though I never hit my head in its standard bicycle helmet. When I hit the deer last August, it appears that I whacked the side of my helmet when I first hit the ground, but it provided sufficient protection. Will decide in the spring whether I fix the bike and buy new body armor. Currently seems unlikely due to financial constraints.
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Post by: Who...me? on February 14, 2015, 05:15:51 pm
Sorry to hear that, Bill. How have you been doing with your "scooter" injuries? All healed, or are there lingering effects?

This one's just a flu, though a fairly long-lived flu. My daughter had it before me.

Scooter injuries were pretty well healed when I slipped on the ice, fell backwards, and banged the back of my head a few weeks back. Head injury disappeared quickly, with, miraculously, no evidence of concussion, but my ribs starting hurting again. Still a little pain when I lay on my left side, but mostly healed for a second time.

Bet it would work for falling on your ass as well... lol  uses a chip to determine when a fall is happening so I bet slipping and going down would register.
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Post by: DiabloLoco on February 14, 2015, 06:50:14 pm

Bet it would work for falling on your ass as well... lol  uses a chip to determine when a fall is happening so I bet slipping and going down would register.
I have seen a video about it on some TV show. I could just envision someone shaking their head around because of a bee, the sensors tripping setting off the helmet, jarring the rider and cause him to swerve into traffic, killing him.

What a pessimist, right!?! :laugh:
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Post by: mi6a2lm on February 16, 2015, 04:42:24 pm
Saw Kingsman in style (Luxury Lounger Cinemark).  Samuel L. Jackson plays a lisping internet billionaire who wants to cull the human race saving only big business and politician types ... from the threat of humans to the Earth's climate (and he's the bad guy!!) - only a secret private society (dedicated to peace) of well-dressed James Bond-types can stop him.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl8F-8tR8to  [2:47]

Each row had about 15-20 of these chairs & the floor was angled in such a way with a small wall between rows that you don't see any people's heads in front of you.  You sit down and press a little black button on inside of arm and foot rest electrically comes up.  It's seems like your row is the only row in the theatre.  Not recommend for anyone who's even very slightly tired. 
 
(http://s13.postimg.org/opz25yndj/5848_Luxury_Loungers.jpg) 

Interesting little tidbit from wikipedia:  The collaboration is the first of its kind, making Kingsman: The Secret Service the first film from which customers can buy all of the outfits they see.
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Post by: phoenix227 on February 16, 2015, 08:31:01 pm
I am watching what the 4th branch of the government tells me I should be watching !
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 19, 2015, 09:14:31 am
Channel 4 series called "Black Mirror". Six 40 to 60 minute episodes. Free streaming on Netflix. The dark side of near-future technology. Sort of a Twilight Zone for the modern age. Wired review: http://www.wired.com/2015/02/binge-guide-black-mirror/
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Post by: DiabloLoco on February 19, 2015, 11:27:37 am
Vikings starts back up again tonight.

(https://pmctvline2.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/vikings_season3_horiz.jpg?w=615&h=250)
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Post by: mi6a2lm on February 19, 2015, 08:51:02 pm
(http://s7.postimg.org/4vvxxlutn/roflbotrollo.jpg)

For those not in the know or not caring, that's Rollo - apparently a real life historical person/Viking.

Edit:  Whoops.  They're Rolo's - it's the post that counts.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on February 20, 2015, 07:01:27 pm
Tried to stay awake for season premiere - fell asleep.  Was awake for encore but sacked out again - have to wait for next Thurs. to catch the last-week's-episode pre-new episode airing.
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Post by: DiabloLoco on February 20, 2015, 08:38:58 pm
Tried to stay awake for season premiere - fell asleep.  Was awake for encore but sacked out again - have to wait for next Thurs. to catch the last-week's-episode pre-new episode airing.
No DVR? :skeptical:
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Post by: mi6a2lm on February 21, 2015, 04:07:59 am
HOA* fees include Mediacom Prime or something like that.  Mediacom is the cable company - basically expanded cable so no DVR etc.  Right now I have FX showing 'Battleship' in the background on my $1 Samsung 27" Goodwill TV - bought another at the same time about the same size for $1 (dollar Thursdays (?) - the stuff with blue tags are $1 I think).  Samsung has DVD and VHS but DVD is broke and VHS - well, I don't have any VHS's anymore.

*$90/month - includes trash pickup, pool maintenance, cable, high-speed internet, and some other stuff that I'd rather not pay for.
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Post by: Rarick on February 26, 2015, 04:30:42 pm
Katie Sachoff's version of Power Rangers........

http://www.cnet.com/news/dark-and-gritty-power-rangers-reboot-is-not-for-children/

This sort of thing could be forming a pattern?
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Post by: mi6a2lm on March 03, 2015, 08:58:16 am
'A Most Violent Year' was worth a watch:

http://www.filthycritic.com/index.php/old-reviews/drama/item/603-most-violent-year
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Writer-director J.C. Chandor has created a fantastic challenge for himself in creating an organized crime movie where the main character doesn't even know that's what it is. Also, in creating a violent story with a lead character who is not. His New Jersey is a grimy world, cold and sooty that suits the story well. His characters say a lot with few words. The rising tension is palpable.

Chandor fails, though, in some of the storytelling and undermines what he's working toward. The ending is a little too convenient, especially with one character popping up from nowhere.  That character is too much dues ex machina and not enough organic, and the point f his presence is lost in the mechanics. Also, I get that the wife is Lady MacBeth, pulling the strings and trying to pollute her husband, but she's more like Sharon Stone out of a Martin Scorcese movie: too harsh and screechy. The movie is understated with the exception of her.
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'Jupiter Ascending' was a good popcorn movie - only worth seeing on a big screen in digital format, though.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on March 24, 2015, 01:22:36 am
Latest 'Better Call Saul' episode (Saul and the dumpster).  Bravo.

Just like 'Breaking Bad', slow to start but eventually a good time investment.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on April 06, 2015, 02:21:47 am
'What We Do in the Shadows' - vampires living together in modern-day New Zealand have a documentary crew (who wear Crucifixes) follow them around.

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv568AzZ-i8  [2:22]

First six minutes or so of movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWk4YtK-iHY
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 06, 2015, 05:18:48 am
I went into Furious 7, and was enjoying the action and the self-deprecating humor, but I was nodding off at the time, due to lack of sleep, so I had to leave before it was over.

I have completely stopped watching Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video. I have no screen in my new apartment other than the computer, and don't intend to change that. And the only news I see is headlines here and the few that get through from the non-noisy actual meatspace friends I continue to follow on Facebook. The inner quiet has been wonderful.
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Post by: knobster on April 06, 2015, 05:56:54 am
Going through the animated series Clone Wars again!  Been awhile and I think they added a season or three since I last watched it.
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Post by: Moonbeam on April 23, 2015, 02:28:20 pm
Netflix finally decided we were worthy enough to watch the final season of Sons. We got the first disk Monday so we have seen episodes 1-3. Might I just say that Jax sure is such a delicate wallflower who would never harm anyone? I am resisting the temptation to go online to read what awaits us. We're amusing ourselves instead with, "Hey, do you think..." and "What if..."
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Post by: Ardmore on May 20, 2015, 08:14:28 pm
Ong Bak 2 & 3. Tony Jaa ramming his knees and elbows in to other people's painful parts is, oddly entertaining. Your mileage may vary.
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Post by: Moonbeam on May 20, 2015, 10:37:53 pm
About a week after getting the first Sons disc I noticed that Netflix was making the show available online. We finished the show... I am too pooped to post my take on it, but I wanted to let you fans know (because you just hang on to my every word, right?! :rolleyes: )
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Post by: Moonbeam on May 28, 2015, 01:38:24 pm
****SPOILERS****
I was somewhat surprised that Jax committed suicide. I guess he figured that if he did so, the bloodshed would end in his family with him. It about damn near broke my heart watching him say goodbye to his sons. I guess he figured that he crossed the line when he killed Gemma.

A few things I found annoying. Somewhere around the 10th episode the quality of the film changed. That is, it appeared more like a soap opera with its clarity, making the film itself lose some of its grittiness which of course, contributed to the story. I had a hard time focusing as it was so glaring. The homeless woman was never really identified. Then in the last episode it was so obvious that Jax was riding his bike so sloooooowly (dont know if that was deliberate) and of course the CG was too obvious. If he was gonna go down I think it should have been spectacular. Just MHO.

*******

I still have to see the last season of Mad Men and the last season of Justified. Both shows have been enjoyable so I am curious to how they end. Of course, we have to wait until next year for the Game of Thrones
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on May 28, 2015, 01:52:54 pm
Of course, we have to wait until next year for the Game of Thrones

Or torrent it. Or, if you have an iPhone or iPad, get the HBO app, take the one month free introduction, watch all ten episodes before that month is through, then cancel. I'm going to end up paying for one or two months, but it's worth $30 to me to see GoT as it comes out.
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Post by: socalserf on May 28, 2015, 02:50:18 pm
Recently watched, Exit through the gift shop, a documentary about street art and the modern art scene.
Pretty stunning.
It should be fiction.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exit_Through_the_Gift_Shop
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Post by: mi6a2lm on June 03, 2015, 02:34:51 am
Saw Friedkin's (Excorcist, French Connection, To Live and Die in LA) Sorcerer

Comparisons in one review were to Treasure of the Sierra Madre, some Battle of Algiers and Peckinpah films.  I would add Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia to the review:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorcerer_%28film%29
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Several critics compared the movie to John Huston's The Treasure of
the Sierra Madre. Phil Mucci indicated a similarity in terms of the
premise as a "tale of desperate men in desperate times, bound together
by fate and circumstance," and Thomas Claggett likened Jackie
Scanlon's characteristics and appearance to Fred C. Dobbs (played by
Humphrey Bogart) from Huston's movie. According to Claggett, who cites
Friedkin, this was intentional. Phil Mucci notes the visual
influence of French New Wave, as well as Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle
of Algiers,the latter comment also mirrored by Shaun
Crawford,

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When our trailer [for Sorcerer] faded to black, the curtains closed
and opened again, and they kept opening and opening, and you started
feeling this huge thing coming over your shoulder overwhelming you,
and heard this noise, and you went right off into space. It made our
film look like this little, amateurish piece of shit. I told Billy
[Friedkin], 'We're f#cking being blown off the screen. You gotta go
see this.'

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It came out around the same time as Star Wars - not the time, in retrospect, to premiere a film.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BDbIzovuos  [2:54]
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Post by: mi6a2lm on June 14, 2015, 02:37:31 pm
Saw French torture porn movie Martyrs - it was OK if you're into that kind of thing, think Saw franchise but not Hollywood'd up.  Apparently there's an American version in the works  (yay).

Saw Hobbit: Unexpected Journey* on TV - was hoping the 'unexpected' part would be where Gandalf sits back and lets everybody get fried/eaten/killed but no!, he saved everyone's butts ... twice, by my count.  No wonder Sir Ian McKellen always looks so tired.  It has enough well-paced action to keep you awake, though.

(http://s28.postimg.org/vrn2kai7h/captionere84ec5af4e3f4fc32217c9b21094c3c72a05a17.jpg)


* http://www.filthycritic.com/index.php/old-reviews/fantasy-sci-fi/item/598-hobbit-3-battle-of-the-pewter-figurines

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Hobbit 3: Battle of the Pewter Figurines

Good lord, that went on forever. The Hobbit 3: The Battle of the Pewter Figurines takes longer than a Christmas mass by a drunken priest who doesn't believe in Vatican II. It's about as unrewarding for the unfaithful, too.

By squeezing three movies out of one thin children's story nerd auteur/director Peter Jackson thinks he's Jesus and The Hobbit is his loaves and fish. He's not and it isn't. He's a really good airbrush artist and this is the side of his custom van. This movie has plenty of detail but it wants for substance. No matter how much seriousness, pomp and circumstance Hobbit 3 mummifies its source material in, obviously very little is actually happening. It's not for a lack of characters. In fact, there are too many, mostly forgotten among the battle scenes.
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Post by: FDD on June 14, 2015, 02:50:51 pm
Watch "Jupiter Ascending"   

good movie, good guy gets girl, but must first save girl from evil son.   
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 15, 2015, 09:27:34 am
Binge watched the two HBO series, "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Newsroom". Hopefully, my sleep cycle will now return to normal.
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Post by: Moonbeam on June 16, 2015, 05:12:55 pm
Saw Kingsman: Secret Service. I liked the action and humor well enough. BUT, I must admit the premise/plot was a little too close for comfort.
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Post by: Moonbeam on June 26, 2015, 03:21:28 pm
So... last week DH tells me that Netflix has season 7 of Mad Men available as streaming. I was surprised that there were only 7 episodes. As we neared the 7th I kept thinking, "man how on earth are they going to wrap all this up." Then after the 7th episode I'm thinking, "That's how they chose to end the show?! WTF?!" Then a couple of days ago I read that the 7th season was split. Oh, thank goodness! Because I was feeling quite let down!
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Post by: Baked at 420 on June 26, 2015, 09:37:17 pm
I'm in the middle of re-watching Invader Zim.  :laugh:
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Post by: mi6a2lm on July 01, 2015, 06:01:04 am
Mad Max:  Fury Road:  Beautiful movie.  Two hours of nearly non-stop balls-to-the-wall action that gets crazier and crazier as it goes along.  Very little CGI (I suppose they had to use it for Cherlize Theron's amputated arm).  Scenes like Max (Tom Hardy) driving a rat-rodded big rig with left hand, is given an SKS which he holds/rests with only his right and then loads the SKS with a stripper clip and charges it with said right hand - SKS is stock-looking 10-rd attached swivel mag.  You can see part of the scene in the trailer below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJnMQG9ev8 [2:31]

Guns used in film:

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Mad_Max:_Fury_Road


http://www.filthycritic.com/index.php/old-reviews/fantasy-sci-fi/item/612-mad-max-fury-road
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Miller does with Fury Road what Keaton did in black-and-white. He does his damndest to entertain you, and for him that means pushing and pushing to keep topping himself. Mad Max says f*ck you to the same old shit that's been shoveled down our throat. This movie is enough to make someone question why they've settled for so much less, so much derivation and formula. Why the f*ck have we let assholes with nothing new to say keep selling us slight variations on men in leotards? Why have we let them dole out the fun in such tiny, coldly-calculated morsels? Fury Road gives its all, like there is nothing more this movie could be.

Within two minutes, Fury Road shows almost all the backstory you need. Max (Tom Hardy) is nuts and desperate, the world is a toxic wasteland, and he's being chased.  For the next two hours, he keeps being chased. Well, first he is strapped to the grill of a rat rod with his blood transfusing to its War Boy driver. But, soon enough he becomes entangled with Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) who is trying to smuggle five slave brides away from Warlord Immortan Joe. Joe is a fragile, old bastard whose lesioned skin requires talcum baths and protective armor. He has fed his people a line of horseshit about immortality and salvation. He controls the scarce materials: gas, bullets and water.

Furiosa is probably a badder ass than Max. She's only got one arm but more guns than a rich redneck. She can drive a big rig, too. She wants to spirit the slave brides away to something called the Green Place, far from the endless, lifeless landscape.
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Post by: Scarmiglione' on July 02, 2015, 09:10:35 am
Loved that movie.  I will probably have it on repeat once it is released.

Only bit of TV I've found worth watching at all is the Netflix take on Daredevil.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on July 03, 2015, 01:19:34 pm
Loved that movie.  I will probably have it on repeat once it is released.

Only bit of TV I've found worth watching at all is the Netflix take on Daredevil.

Lead bad guy was the bad guy Toecutter in the original Mad Max so long ago.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/hugh-keaysbyrne-interview-toecutter-is-back--but-as-a-different-villain-in-mad-max-fury-road-10255632.html
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Immortan, who wears a skull mask, drinks milk from lactating women and harvests organs from men he holds captive in steel cages, would make Toecutter quake in his leather boots. But Keays-Byrne insists both characters are misunderstood.

Toecutter was a member of an oppressed nomadic minority, he says; Immortan is a renaissance man hes simply trying to bring order into an apocalyptic world.
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lol
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Post by: Scarmiglione' on July 03, 2015, 07:50:15 pm
In a crazy world Immortan Joe is doing something incredible.  He's managed to control a system of advanced production and barter that has keep humans surviving for 40 years after nuclear holocaust. And he is trying to breed humans healthy enough to keep the human race going. Sure, it's all wrapped up in megalomania, and he's created a cult, an actual religious cult, around himself, but he is by no means a man without vision and motivation.
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Post by: Moonbeam on July 31, 2015, 02:03:40 pm
Watched a BBC production called "The Paradise." Wholesome and interesting tale about creating one of the first department stores in England. The show was cancelled after season 2. Now we're catching up on season 4 of "Hell on Wheels." Looks like the railroad camp is finally settling in Cheyenne, Wyoming. We also finished the "Justified" series.
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on July 31, 2015, 02:32:15 pm
The WGN series "Salem", both seasons. I tried this a year or so back and didn't get very far, but this time I binge-watched both seasons. Season 3 coming next year.
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on August 02, 2015, 08:55:03 am
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation - Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson, etc. A good next installment in the series.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2381249/
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Post by: Byte Me on August 02, 2015, 10:28:08 pm
http://www.xoverland.com/

Some semi-local (Bozeman) guys and their eclectic band of buddies expeditioning overland.  Season 2 is underway in Mexico and Central America.  They went up to the top of the world last season, it's definitely worth watching too.  Can watch them on their site or check them out on YouTube.



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Post by: Moonbeam on August 04, 2015, 03:05:11 pm
I suspect that shows are taking their cues from Game of Thrones. We finished up season 4 of Hell on Wheels and noticed a significant increase in the violence. And not just the man/man stuff -there are rapes and murders of children. Hope they back off of that because it was an interesting/tense show...

I am watching another BBC production called Monarch of the Glen (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238793/), "Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur is called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he is told he is the new Laird of Glenbogle." It's grown on me and I look forward to finishing the series.
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Post by: Ardmore on August 05, 2015, 02:05:17 pm
Captain James T. Kirk. The original Canadian bacon.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on September 05, 2015, 04:36:57 am
Finally got around to Babe:  Pig in the City - directed by George Miller (Mad Max franchise). 

(http://s4.postimg.org/6gfm26uml/gundog_2.jpg)

http://www.filthycritic.com/index.php/old-reviews/comedy/item/40-babe-pig-in-the-city
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Babe is the freakiest sequel I have ever seen. The folks that made the original could have said, "Stupid kids don't know shit from shinola. We'll just put the f*cking pig back up on the screen and watch the dough roll in." They didn't, though. They actually gave a rat's ass and said, "Let's blow the kids God damn minds with the weirdest, darkest children's movie ever made." They went out of their way to make a sequel that is a hell of a lot more imaginative than the first one. It's also so freakin' sad and spooky in parts that most of your kids will wet their little pants. That is your fault, parents, for not properly preparing them for the real world.
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Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mARmXtTkVvY  [2:20]
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Post by: Baked at 420 on September 23, 2015, 01:46:55 am
I've been watching Mushishi (蟲師), an Animated series that defies the borders of genre. If I had to classify it; I'd put it somewhere in the overlap of scifi, supernatural, and psychological genres. The story follows the life of a man called Ginko who is a Mushishi. He travels around helping people deal with Mushi (literally means bugs in Japanese) which in this case refers to mostly invisible creatures that cause supernatural phenomenon. However, instead of the tone of the show being spiritual, it is very matter-of-fact and almost sciency sounding in regards to the Mushi. Instead of exorcisms, you see him removing parasitic Mushi with acupuncture or medicines. They are treated as a sort of animal instead of a spirit. Mysteriously, Ginko is the only character who wears modern western clothing, and it is never explained in the show which is technologically set in the Edo period (mid-1600s to mid-1800s). 
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Post by: mi6a2lm on October 08, 2015, 11:20:13 am
A few interesting trailers:

Triple 9 - John Hilcoat (Lawless)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6vSEQ7xv6U  [3:04 Rated R trailer] - crime drama

The Revenant - Innaritu (BirdmanInspired by (there's loaded Hollywood term) mountain man Hugh Glass* .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6vSEQ7xv6U  [2:47]

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Glass
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Post by: knobster on October 09, 2015, 06:42:50 am
Just finished Season 5 of The Walking Dead on Netflix.  I don't have cable so I'm always a season behind.  I think the deaths have gotten more gruesome.  Most of the people killed by walkers now are chewed on for a few minutes before they die...
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Post by: Baked at 420 on October 10, 2015, 06:13:40 pm
I'm watching the world burn. jk

I'm re-watching K-On! and I'm also watching season 10 of Bones.
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Post by: Scarmiglione' on October 12, 2015, 05:01:24 pm
Started watching Buffy with my now teen-age kid, and Sense8 for myself.  Sense8 is a slow burn drama, not so much sci-fi as "social"-fi. Science fiction asks the question, "What makes us human despite technology."  This one is asking the question, "What makes us human despite culture/religion/sexuality/society/wealth/status?".
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Post by: Rarick on November 20, 2015, 07:37:33 am
I suspect that shows are taking their cues from Game of Thrones. We finished up season 4 of Hell on Wheels and noticed a significant increase in the violence. And not just the man/man stuff -there are rapes and murders of children. Hope they back off of that because it was an interesting/tense show...

I am watching another BBC production called Monarch of the Glen (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238793/), "Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur is called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he is told he is the new Laird of Glenbogle." It's grown on me and I look forward to finishing the series.

Has the inoculation started?  The inoculation against the nasty and hatefully unacceptable things people do outside of "Civilization"?
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Post by: Baked at 420 on November 20, 2015, 04:23:54 pm
Rurouni Kenshin

Set in 10 years after the end of the Edo Period and beginning of the Meiji Restoration; a Wandering Samurai carries a reverse edge Katana, vowing to never kill again all the while the past keeps catching up to him.
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Post by: socalserf on November 23, 2015, 08:20:54 am
Just watched a grea Swedish movie, yes with sub titles, called, "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared."
Sort of a more realistic Forrest Gump and just as funny.
It is originally a novel and available in English.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hundred-Year-Old_Man_Who_Climbed_Out_the_Window_and_Disappeared
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Post by: Baked at 420 on December 01, 2015, 05:59:43 pm
The Seven Deadly Sins
It's about a princess who seeks out outlaws to help save the kingdom from a military coup.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on January 16, 2016, 09:58:52 am
Saw The Revenant - pretty movie but barely barely adheres to recorded or at least agreed upon history,  If it was named something else like Moutain Man Leo Gets Mauled By a Bear & Leo Gets Nekkid In the Snow & Leo (while nekkid) Sleeps in a Tauntaun* Dead Horse & We're Going to Introduce a Bunch of Major Plot Points that Never Happened, then that would have been a better title.  Based on a novel about Hugh Glass by a government puke.  Stick with Jeremiah Johnson for a mountain man movie.

*Speaking of Star Wars, user "Who...Me?" kind of confirmed my reservations about J.J. Abrams' reboot/extension.  What he did with the Star Trek reboot(s) was great (SPOILER ALERT:  Spock kisses Uhura (?!), alternate timeline, Khan and a Tribble) might not work ... haven't seen it yet.

http://www.filthycritic.com/index.php/old-reviews/fantasy-sci-fi/item/630-star-wars-the-force-awakens
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The goal of the rebels is to destroy the Empires giant planet that shoots laser beams, which is even bigger and more powerful than the Death Star. Of course it is. Thats the Hollywood way: bigger and louder is a suitable replacement for originality. The rebels must sneak under the Empires defense shields and fire off a perfect shot at a key vulnerable spot. The Empire is full of f*cking morons if they learned nothing about defending themselves the previous times they built a killer space station and then let the rebels sneak in and destroy it.

...

Also, someone made a conscious effort to use puppets and real people instead of a shitload of computer effects, and that looks better. I think, though, this decision was  a business one, made to tie Force Awakens to the original movies and distance it from the later ones.

Yet the movie was filling while soulless, a Dennys grilled cheese.

There are a shitload of times where characters are just swept along by a predetermined plot and their decisions make no sense on the personal level. This movie is more about preserving a legacy than storytelling.

Every morsel of entertainment doled out by the Force Awakens feels scrutinized to death by a room full of bean counters. Every tidbit of entertainment--cameos, reprised character, secrets yet to be revealed--has been carefully measured and doled out to the audience with profit and the franchise durability in mind. The most popular Star Wars heroes and robots return, even if the actors are old as f*ck now. Those that died are replaced by new characters with the same traits. There is a cantina scene, right on cue, full of oddball aliens, simply because people remember the original. Han Solo says Ive got a bad feeling about this.

So do I. I feel the Empire won [...]
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Bonus link! - below refers to the movie

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2015/12/17/can_you_survive_a_cold_night_in_an_animal_carcass_a_la_luke_skywalker_in.html
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But before you strip naked and crawl in a horse next time a polar vortex comes around, be warned: The dead horse might attract predators such as wolves or bears, which would decrease survival probability, Steen wrote. Otherwise, I think the horse would be a benefit for at least a few hours.

But Glass missed a few key opportunities to maximize his chances for survival. I'd pull out the guts but keep the liver with me as a late night snack, Reed offered. I'd also cut out the trachea and use it as a breathing tube to the outside so that you can close up the incision as tightly as possible.
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(http://s1.postimg.org/ie6frpjvz/151216_BB_SW_t_R_jpg_CROP_promo_xlarge2.jpg)
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Post by: DiabloLoco on January 24, 2016, 08:24:04 pm
An old cartoon from 1948. Pretty entertaining and worth a watch. Gives insight to how things used to be viewed. Too many people have bought the snake oil.

Make Mine Freedom ~ 1948


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6H63CD7uQA
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Post by: Klapton Isgod on January 24, 2016, 08:53:11 pm
Yet the movie was filling while soulless, a Dennys grilled cheese.

Wow.  I liked it WAY more than that guy, obviously.

Rey is awesome, both character and actor.  Great fun chemistry with her and Finn.  I agree with many who have said she's a little too[/] amazing, really.  She's pretty much the only character in any of the movies who never got rescued by anyone else.  I think this is some PC / feminist overcompensation, which is fine, as long as they make her actually need her friends as the story progresses.

I even like whiney-bitch Kilo Ren.  They have somewhere to go with that character.  His training isn't even complete yet.  He'll grow up.  My prediction is that he'll fall in LOVE.  Maybe and unrequited love for Rey, ala Severus Snape?  Pulls him back into the light?

Anyway...  I enjoyed everything about the movie except for the couple of super-obvious, super-predictable, "OK, now we need to do this" plot turns. 

Oh yeah... Chewie is awesome.  Like, best supporting actor nomination awesome.

I'll post more about Maz and the outlaw outpost.  This would be a fantastic setting for libertarian fiction.

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Post by: Baked at 420 on January 25, 2016, 05:15:43 pm

Video 1, Bozeman Science, AP Chemistry series
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pUzPh_lCO8
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on January 26, 2016, 09:02:36 am
"Battle Creek": decorated FBI agent moves to Battle Creek, Michigan and works with local small-town police department. Cute. Interesting twist at the end of the season, which is the end of the show.

Netflix has it for streaming.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3215364/
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Post by: Moonbeam on January 30, 2016, 02:18:58 pm
I think this is some PC / feminist overcompensation, which is fine, as long as they make her actually need her friends as the story progresses.

Oh geez!  :rolleyes:

Oh yeah... Chewie is awesome.  Like, best supporting actor nomination awesome.

Since I was a wee lass to this very day, I get so irked at the end of Episode IV -when they're handing out medals, he doesn't get one! WTF?!  :angry4:  :laugh:
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Post by: heyoka on January 31, 2016, 10:48:14 am
Channel surfed across Kennedy on the Faux Business channel, after waking up too early the other day.
She brings a refreshing perspective to a libertarian bent. Wide ranging, some off beat stuff with a healthy dose of humor. Shitty time slot...........go figure. :rolleyes:
There were three college kids on, championing Bernie Sanders. I think they may have written numbers on their parts, so they knew how to put them back together when Kennedy was done with them. :laugh:
Worth setting your DVR for, or maybe even getting up early.
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Post by: Baked at 420 on January 31, 2016, 02:38:24 pm
Been watching the What if We Change series on youtube. It's a series on Ecology and Agriculture around the world. It is hosted by John D. Liu, an American Ecologist and Videographer.
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 11, 2016, 12:53:00 am
"Lucifer" on Fox. I'm using the Fox Now app on my iPhone, but it's probably available at fox.com.

Satan decides he's sick of hell and moves to LA. He has a British accent. Much hilarity ensues.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4052886/
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Post by: Baked at 420 on February 11, 2016, 11:21:43 am
This Music Video called "Blueberry Yum Yum"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux2npli7uTA

It's good... really mellow.
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Post by: Rarick on February 15, 2016, 11:53:11 am
I just finished bingeing NCIS,  I manged to find it entertaining, but the amount of power-over everything got pretty annoying at times.
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 15, 2016, 12:49:54 pm
"The Lizzie Borden Chronicles" on Netflix. Intrigue and violence in an 1892 America, after Ms. Borden was acquitted of the ax murders of her parents.

www.imdb.com/title/tt4145760
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden
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Post by: mi6a2lm on March 18, 2016, 07:35:56 am

I am so sorry, DL! That was presumptuous of me to assume you would understand my humor. Despite your Personal Text, you are a sensitive fellow and I should have remembered that from previous encounters. I apologize for not taking your sensibilities into account. I wish you peace and prosperity this Easter! :)

As for Vikings, we are behind a couple of episodes so please allow me to catch up before offering commentary!

Spoiler Alert!

Ragnar gets a little bamboo fever on a ski trip to Aspen (she doesn't look Chinese!)*.
Nearby, Bjorn goes on Spring Break in Vail and gets into a barfight with a grad student from Boulder while ice fishing.
Rollo goes to college in France ... and learns French.
Lagertha shacks up with another clan chieftain in Jackson Hole, Wyoming while on vacation.

(http://s28.postimg.org/4isuczld9/roflbot.jpg).

*Aha! - Vietnam was part of China back then I think:
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The 25-year-old Canadian actress (http://www.themalaymailonline.com/showbiz/article/whats-an-asian-woman-doing-in-a-show-about-vikings) isnt technically Chinese, but of Vietnamese parentage although her grandmother is half-Chinese.
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(http://s7.postimg.org/ss971kukr/diannedoan1501s_620_413_100.jpg)
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Post by: Baked at 420 on March 19, 2016, 10:54:48 am
Deadpool was pretty great.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on March 22, 2016, 08:52:50 am
Sicario - worth a watch
American Sniper - stayed away from this one for awhile due to 'it's pro-war/killing!' or 'support our troops!' reviews - decent flick, though - if you liked 'Hurt Locker' you'll like this one


TV:
*Better Call Saul (it's a slow burn - my imfdb page is growing  http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Better_Call_Saul )
Vikings
Gold Rush is over but Bering Sea Gold is starting up (RIP John Schnabel)
Forged in Fire started its second season on History
local news & South Park reruns

*---

    [Mike is in a motel room with an arms dealer, looking at sniper rifles]
    Lawson: Good bolt-action rifle, if you jammed it, I'd wager you were setting out to do so. Which brings us to the M40: tried and true, battle-tested. Essentially, the same rifle used by marine snipers since 1966. It's light, accurate, good for soft targets in the 800 to 1,200-meter range. [Mike inspects the rifle] You seem to know this one.
    Mike: Oh, yeah. You could say that.
    Lawson: That's the A1 model. There's not much change from the original. Biggest difference is the stock, it's fiberglass instead of wood. They changed it over in 1970 or so.
    Mike: Good. Wood warped like hell. You get it wet, you put it in the sun... gone. Somebody probably shoulda figured that out before they sent it into a damn jungle.
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Post by: Moonbeam on April 14, 2016, 04:18:06 pm
Well, it cost us an arm and leg (more or less) but by golly it was worth it: we saw Batman vs. Superman. We loved it. I'm not sure I like the portrayal of Lex or Alfred, but I did like Wonder Woman's. Of course, once we get it on DVD then we'll really be able to over-analyze it!  :laugh:

Question: If Lois Lane is pushed off a super tall building in Metropolis, but Superman is out doing something superman-y on the other side of the world, will he make it back in time to catch Lois before she hits the ground? Would it depend on how many stories the building is, how much Lois weighs, or possibly how super Superman really is?  :thinking:
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Post by: Baked at 420 on April 17, 2016, 01:33:55 pm
GATE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii7hWS33Fqs
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on April 17, 2016, 05:34:33 pm
The Jungle Book. Very well done. Live-action Mowgli and lifelike animal animation. Good story. Haven't read the book in too long to compare.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on April 20, 2016, 03:07:05 am
:

Question: If Lois Lane is pushed off a super tall building in Metropolis, but Superman is out doing something superman-y on the other side of the world, will he make it back in time to catch Lois before she hits the ground? Would it depend on how many stories the building is, how much Lois weighs, or possibly how super Superman really is?  :thinking:

I'm sure Sheldon (Big Bang Theory) can answer your question:

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Leonard[et al. at Penny's door]:  Do you wanna join us for Thai food and a Superman movie marathon?

Penny: Wow, a marathon, how many Superman movies are there?

Sheldon: You're kidding, right?

Penny: You know, I do like the one where Lois Lane falls from the helicopter and Superman swooshes down and catches her. Which one was that?

Leonard, Sheldon, Wolowitz: *One.*

[Raj holds up one finger]

Sheldon: You know that scene was rife with scientific inaccuracy?

Penny: Yes, I know men can't fly...

Sheldon: No, no, let's assume that they can... Lois Lane is falling, accelerating at an initial rate of 32 feet per second per second... Superman swoops down to save her by reaching out two arms of steel... Miss Lane, who is now traveling at approximately 120 miles an hour, hits them and is immediately sliced into three equal pieces.

Leonard: Unless Superman matches her speed and decelerates.

Sheldon: In what space, sir, in what space? She's two feet above the ground. Frankly, if he really loved her, he'd let her hit the pavement. It'd be a more merciful death.

Leonard: Well, excuse me! Your entire argument is predicated on the assumption that Superman's flight is a feat of strength.

Sheldon: Are you listening to yourself? It is well established that Superman's flight is a feat of strength. It is an extension of his ability to leap tall buildings, an ability he derives from Earth's yellow sun!

Wolowitz: And you don't have a problem with that? How does he fly at night?

Sheldon: Uh, a combination of the Moon's solar reflection, and the energy storage capacity of Kryptonian skin cells.

Penny: I'm just gonna go wash up.

Leonard: I have 26 hundred comic books in there; I challenge you to find a single reference to "Kryptonian skin cells."

Sheldon: Challenge accepted!

[walks to door]

Sheldon: We're locked out...

Koothrappali: Also, the pretty girl left.
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Post by: Moonbeam on April 22, 2016, 02:58:41 pm
Ah, Mi6, I love it!

I dunno though... "Steel" is not a literal description of his physical body. When he is exposed to kryptonite he is made as vulnerable as humans -his skin can be penetrated. Interesting enough, in the TV show Smallville Clark refrained from any sexual relations out of fear of hurting/maiming/potentially killing his partner. Thus in two different episodes Clark was able to have sex with Lana (don't get me started) after he lost his super powers and another time when he had the super powers and Lana was endowed with super powers.

**spoiler** In the latest movie, though not shown, it is implied that Clark has a sexual relationship with Lois. So I don't know that he would necessarily "slice" someone with just his arms. Of course I'm not a scientific expert in any field nor am I nerdy enough to know for sure. Fun to discuss though!

I would still like to know if Superman could make it in time to save Lois if he was on the other side of the world...
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Post by: mi6a2lm on May 05, 2016, 01:51:02 am
Triple 9 turned out to be a pretty good crime/cop flick.  Many reviewers didn't like it - I think they're used to be fed plot points spoon by spoon ['Who's my widdle reviewer?  Who's my widdle reviewer?   ... yeessss, and here comes a singular plot point wid' a singular character ... whoooosh!']

Rotten Tomatoes reviewer review excerpt
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Violence is a way of life in the films of John Hillcoat, director of The Proposition, The Road and Lawless.

His latest, Triple 9, a visceral dirty-cops drama set in the seedier parts of Atlanta, Georgia, is no exception.

It starts with a vividly staged bank robbery, in which five masked men take down a city financial institution and narrowly escape on a traffic-laden freeway, all guns blazing.

Its a wonderful scene, easily up there with the memorable military-precision bank raid in Heat, Michael Manns 1995 masterpiece starring Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino.
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Post by: Tahn L. on June 29, 2016, 09:03:14 pm
A good old hokey movie about Missouri. Lee Marvin and others.  The Missouri Traveler  color 1958

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvGZ-i0arTY

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Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 30, 2016, 06:29:35 am
Dead Like Me. 2003-2004 TV series. Both seasons, 29 episodes, available for free streaming on Amazon Prime video.

George, an 18-year-old college drop-out is killed by a toilet seat falling from orbit on her first day of work. She is greeted after her death by the "grim reaper" who freed her soul shortly before the accident. He tells her that she, too, instead of going to the next world, will remain on Earth as a grim reaper.

The reapers have morning meetings at a waffle house, where the boss man hands out sticky notes, each containing first initial, last name, address, and time of death (ToD) for the day's reaps. Each reaper's job is to go to the address, and, shortly before ToD, brush the soul from the soon-to-be-dead person, to save them the experience of death, then to let them know they are dead, and, if they need it, keep them company until their way forward opens up and they disappear from Earth. The reapers know basically nothing about where they go.

Meanwhile, George (short for Georgia), toilet seat girl, secretly follows her family, and works at a temp agency. The reaper job, though mandatory, doesn't pay a dime. But there are perks, for those willing to take them. The newly dead no longer need their property, and their living spaces are often squattable, for a while.

The reapers are incarnate visible to all, but the dead souls are visible only to the reapers and cannot interact with matter. To each other, the reapers appear as they did in life, but to others, they appear entirely different.

Light, silly, satirical.

Streaming TV: https://www.amazon.com/Pilot/dp/B000JF02QS
2009 movie (haven't seen this yet): https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Like-Me-After-Death/dp/B001XK0STO
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348913/
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Post by: Baked at 420 on June 30, 2016, 12:21:00 pm
Guuren Lagaan.
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Post by: Chase on June 30, 2016, 06:29:15 pm
Dead Like Me. 2003-2004 TV series. Both seasons, 29 episodes, available for free streaming on Amazon Prime video.

George, an 18-year-old college drop-out is killed by a toilet seat falling from orbit on her first day of work. She is greeted after her death by the "grim reaper" who freed her soul shortly before the accident. He tells her that she, too, instead of going to the next world, will remain on Earth as a grim reaper.

The reapers have morning meetings at a waffle house, where the boss man hands out sticky notes, each containing first initial, last name, address, and time of death (ToD) for the day's reaps. Each reaper's job is to go to the address, and, shortly before ToD, brush the soul from the soon-to-be-dead person, to save them the experience of death, then to let them know they are dead, and, if they need it, keep them company until their way forward opens up and they disappear from Earth. The reapers know basically nothing about where they go.

Meanwhile, George (short for Georgia), toilet seat girl, secretly follows her family, and works at a temp agency. The reaper job, though mandatory, doesn't pay a dime. But there are perks, for those willing to take them. The newly dead no longer need their property, and their living spaces are often squattable, for a while.

The reapers are incarnate visible to all, but the dead souls are visible only to the reapers and cannot interact with matter. To each other, the reapers appear as they did in life, but to others, they appear entirely different.

Light, silly, satirical.

Streaming TV: https://www.amazon.com/Pilot/dp/B000JF02QS
2009 movie (haven't seen this yet): https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Like-Me-After-Death/dp/B001XK0STO
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348913/

I loved this show
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Post by: Baked at 420 on July 01, 2016, 08:33:55 pm
Capitalism's death rattle.
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Post by: Tahn L. on July 01, 2016, 10:48:45 pm
Capitalism's death rattle.

Please do not confuse capitalism (an economic model) with corporatism (a political model).
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Post by: Baked at 420 on July 02, 2016, 11:44:08 am
Capitalism's death rattle.

Please do not confuse capitalism (an economic model) with corporatism (a political model).

The initial usage of the term capitalism in its modern sense has been attributed to Louis Blanc in 1850 ("..what i call 'capitalism' that is to say the appropriation of capital by some to the exclusion of others") and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon in 1861 ("Economic and social regime in which capital, the source of income, does not generally belong to those who make it work through their labour.").[30] Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels referred to the capitalistic system.[31][32] and to the capitalist mode of production in Das Kapital (1867).[33] The use of the word "capitalism" in reference to an economic system appears twice in Volume I of Das Kapital, p. 124 (German edition), and in Theories of Surplus Value, tome II, p. 493 (German edition). Marx did not extensively use the form capitalism, but instead those of capitalist and capitalist mode of production, which appear more than 2600 times in the trilogy Das Kapital.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism#Etymology
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Post by: Tahn L. on July 02, 2016, 01:39:00 pm
Baked, The fact that early users of the term ascribed a different (and wrong in the modern sense) definition merely clouds the ability to properly communicate.

Quoting the same wiki article that you quoted, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism , the meaning of the term as I understand it is this; [i]" Capitalism is an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit. Characteristics central to capitalism include private property, capital accumulation, wage labor, voluntary exchange, a price system, and competitive markets. In a capitalist market economy, decision-making and investment is determined by the owners of the factors of production in financial and capital markets, and prices and the distribution of goods are mainly determined by competition in the market."[/i] emphasis mine

I now prefer (thanks to DiabloLoco)  the modern libertarian term "anarcho-capitalist" as described by wiki :Anarcho-capitalism is a political philosophy that advocates the elimination of the state in favor of individual sovereignty, private property, and free markets. Anarcho-capitalists believe that in the absence of statute (law by decree or legislation), society would improve itself through the discipline of the free market (or what its proponents describe as a "voluntary society").


However, it is referred to as a "political" term, rather than an "economic system" that I used in my original statement.

 Further reading can be had by referring to this article.
 https://www.lewrockwell.com/2001/12/hans-hermann-hoppe/anarcho-capitalism-2/

As always, we must agree on the same definitions if we are to communicate.

We should take this to a different thread if we wish to continue the discussion but it must start with an agreement on what the definitions are.

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Post by: Who...me? on July 02, 2016, 03:27:48 pm
guard duck...wrong place for political discourse. Please take it to one of the many current treads on that subject.
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Post by: Tahn L. on July 02, 2016, 04:12:26 pm
My apology!  I should have moved before responding.
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Post by: Klapton Isgod on July 26, 2016, 06:59:26 pm
I just watched season 1 of "Limitless" on Netflix.  I enjoyed it.  Because the main character is such a rebellious fellow, it made it possible for me to enjoy an FBI cop show.

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Post by: DiabloLoco on July 26, 2016, 07:12:42 pm
I just watched season 1 of "Limitless" on Netflix.  I enjoyed it.  Because the main character is such a rebellious fellow, it made it possible for me to enjoy an FBI cop show.

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I've seen every season/episode. It's pretty good. The ending is....ehh.....but worth the time to watch.
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Post by: Klapton Isgod on July 26, 2016, 07:50:13 pm
I just watched season 1 of "Limitless" on Netflix.  I enjoyed it.  Because the main character is such a rebellious fellow, it made it possible for me to enjoy an FBI cop show.

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I've seen every season/episode. It's pretty good. The ending is....ehh.....but worth the time to watch.

Only season 1 on Netflix.  How many exist, and where can I find them?

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Post by: DiabloLoco on July 27, 2016, 05:01:05 am
I just watched season 1 of "Limitless" on Netflix.  I enjoyed it.  Because the main character is such a rebellious fellow, it made it possible for me to enjoy an FBI cop show.

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I've seen every season/episode. It's pretty good. The ending is....ehh.....but worth the time to watch.

Only season 1 on Netflix.  How many exist, and where can I find them?

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Sorry. I was wrong. There is only one 22 episode season. I watched it on regular TV. The episodes were REALLY spread out over a long time, so I thought that it was multiple seasons. Since you have seen the end, what did you think of the ending?
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Post by: Klapton Isgod on July 27, 2016, 08:53:54 am
The setup for a second season was weak, making the "almost happily ever after" less satisfying as well.  In other words, if this is all there's going to be, then he should have got the girl.  But if there's going to be more, then they needed something more ominous to be next season's bad guy than "Morra might still be alive somewhere."  If they had just given him a brief scene doing something creepy and laughing wickedly would have sold that better.

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Post by: mi6a2lm on July 29, 2016, 07:29:09 am
The latest from Mel Gibson as director.  Was his last one really ten years ago (Apocalypto)?!

Hacksaw Ridge - coming in November, apparently based on a true story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2-1hz1juBI  [2:25]
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Post by: heyoka on July 29, 2016, 09:00:19 am
I liked him in The Patriot. The scene where he waded in CQB with the hawk and knife was dope. IMO, he went off the rails a ways with the religulous Passion(s).
meh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET6a38eRucY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET6a38eRucY)
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Post by: Tahn L. on August 13, 2016, 06:59:10 pm
Guns and Weed The Road To Freedom

Because there's no such thing as "half-free".


With our own MamaLiberty.

This is a very fine production, well worth watching. Talk about doing something productive!

http://www.gunsandweed.com/
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Post by: mi6a2lm on January 22, 2017, 05:06:21 pm
Internet trailer/teaser clip for Better Call Saul Season 3:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrFLOu71Ip8  [0:30]

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT-2ukxK_Sh_3Es9XTcwwotIVuK0lX9ce9Xz25on8meMDB2aqDx57-heRyu)
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Post by: knobster on January 23, 2017, 06:49:47 am
Just started up Lord of the Rings again.  I have the extended versions of all three movies with all the extras, appendices, etc.  I collapse on the couch each night for about 30 minutes of screen time so this venture should take me a couple weeks to complete.
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Post by: Byte Me on June 26, 2017, 12:12:10 pm
Just started Black Mirror on Netflix.  ML's thread https://secure.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=36226.0 (https://secure.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=36226.0) about the inevitability of tech trigged a response in me.

After just watching three episodes, I like it.  Have any of you watched this yet?  Curious to hear some opinions on what you thought if you have.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on July 28, 2017, 02:23:59 pm
Planning on seeing 'Dunkirk' in 70mm. 


http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/07/dunkirk-kenneth-branagh-veterans-stephen-colbert
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Branagh said that about 30 veteransnow in their 90scame to the U.K. premiere of the film last week, and when he asked them what they thought of it afterward, they said, The film was louder than the battle! They explained that on the actual beach, because that stretch of land is so large, the noise of the bombs drifted away on the air. But in Nolans film you hear everything.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-eMt3SrfFU  (trailer - 2:18)
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Post by: mi6a2lm on February 22, 2019, 09:46:06 am
Coen bros. 'Ballad of Buster Scruggs' western short story anthology - apparently on Netflix only - looks interesting, but I don't get Netflix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YES0lLXIIz4  trailer [1:57]
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Post by: Bill St. Clair on February 22, 2019, 12:44:12 pm
After just watching three episodes, I like it.  Have any of you watched this yet?  Curious to hear some opinions on what you thought if you have.

Watched all four seasons plus Bandersnatch, as they came out. Enjoyed them all.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on February 24, 2019, 09:44:40 pm
Coen bros. 'Ballad of Buster Scruggs' western short story anthology - apparently on Netflix only - looks interesting, but I don't get Netflix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YES0lLXIIz4  trailer [1:57]

saw it on computer here
Code: [Select]
https://afdah.info/
total of 6 stories I would describe as 'western gothic' if that means anything
my fav's were the prospector story and the wagon train to Oregon story
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Post by: Byte Me on April 08, 2019, 03:34:14 pm
Coen bros. 'Ballad of Buster Scruggs' western short story anthology - apparently on Netflix only - looks interesting, but I don't get Netflix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YES0lLXIIz4  trailer [1:57]

saw it on computer here
Code: [Select]
https://afdah.info/
total of 6 stories I would describe as 'western gothic' if that means anything
my fav's were the prospector story and the wagon train to Oregon story

Liked the prospector story too.  Tom Waits as the prospector was great.  Enjoyed the Buster Scruggs segment too.  You just can't get too cocky as a gunslinger...  You just never know.
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Post by: Byte Me on April 08, 2019, 03:43:15 pm
Watched a show on Netflix a week or so ago called The OA.  Pretty interesting sci-fi ish take on the afterlife and inter-dimensional travel.  I am not sure if another season is forthcoming but 2 avail on Netflix were worth watching.  Interesting concept co-written by the lead actress.
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Post by: Klapton Isgod on April 08, 2019, 10:18:39 pm
Watched a show on Netflix a week or so ago called The OA.  Pretty interesting sci-fi ish take on the afterlife and inter-dimensional travel.  I am not sure if another season is forthcoming but 2 avail on Netflix were worth watching.  Interesting concept co-written by the lead actress.

I enjoyed part 1, but haven't watched the new part 2 yet.

I've been watching "Californication."  The name is so trite, I was never interested.  I was browsing and saw that it was about a writer, and gave it a chance.  It's a good story.
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Post by: mi6a2lm on April 12, 2019, 10:21:14 pm
classic film noir on youtube good quality:

Kansas City Confidential (1952)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI3lIskQ7WY&t=1601s  [1:39:33]