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Re: What are you watching?......
« Reply #300 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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Re: What are you watching?......
« Reply #301 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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Re: What are you watching?......
« Reply #302 on: August 05, 2015, 02:05:17 pm »

Captain James T. Kirk. The original Canadian bacon.
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Re: What are you watching?......
« Reply #303 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://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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Re: What are you watching?......
« Reply #304 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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Re: What are you watching?......
« Reply #305 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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Re: What are you watching?......
« Reply #306 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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Re: What are you watching?......
« Reply #307 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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Re: What are you watching?......
« Reply #308 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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Re: What are you watching?......
« Reply #309 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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« Reply #310 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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Re: What are you watching?......
« Reply #311 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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« Reply #312 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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Re: What are you watching?......
« Reply #313 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 Empire’s giant planet that shoots laser beams, which is even bigger and more powerful than the Death Star. Of course it is. That’s the Hollywood way: bigger and louder is a suitable replacement for originality. The rebels must sneak under the Empire’s 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.

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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 Denny’s 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 “I’ve 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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Re: What are you watching?......
« Reply #314 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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