Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Jon-of-arc, Oct 3, 2013.
That new "Jim and Andy" film about jim carrey playing andy kaufman is awesome.
I've been waiting for it to come out after hearing good things a while back; hopefully going to catch it over the next couple of days.
It is pretty trippy.
Not "pretty patterns" trippy, more like "everyone is wearing the face of your father and calling your life a failure" trippy.
Another vote for The Punisher. Don't judge it by the first episode, it gets so much better afterwards...
Just finished The Sinner, there is a slowness to it but stick with it as it’s a good watch.
I skimmed an article on Godless today which sounds good but not watched it myself.
Ooh. The Force Awakens is on Netflix now. A rewatch beckons.
Oooooh, indeed! I'd been looking for how to rewatch it ahead of Ep VII, and was thinking I'd probably have to pay for it somehow
There's a show just popped up on Netflix called Salvation. The premise piqued my interest: a young MIT grad student discovers an asteroid headed for impact with the Earth in six months time - an Extinction Level Event - but the government knows too and is keeping it quiet. OK, that's been done before, but it can be fun.
Reader, it is not fun.
It's the biggest load of scientifically illiterate, techno-libertarian-billionaire-superhero wank I've ever seen. "The government can't develop a working EM drive in two days, but I - a thinly disguised Elon Musk-alike - can!"
It makes Armageddon look like a quiet, thoughtful meditation on mortality, endeavour and sacrifice in comparison.
I've been watching documentaries
Meru - very good
Meru (film) - Wikipedia
One of US - interesting and moving
One of Us (2017 film) - Wikipedia
Long Shot - fascinating, like a fictional detour script rather than a true story
Larry David and death row: the amazing tale of how Curb saved one man's life
Shot In The Dark is well worth your time. It's about the "stringers" in L.A. Stringers are those who sit around in their cars listening to police scanners and heading off with their cameras to anything they think will sell as news to the TV News Networks. It's really good.
Godless looks pretty good too.
I appear to accidentally be watching this, given mountain climbing does nothing to interest me overly it's fascinating.
I’m watching Meru right now too!!!
I had to go off for half an hour 20mins before the end which broke the spell a bit but that was pretty awesome. I'm pretty impressed they managed to do the photography between them too, stunning.
But also they are absolutely batshit crazy!
That was a bit of a different theme wasn't it ... made me cry
Don't think I can cope with your third suggestion now
The third one is shorter and also happier, well kind of!!
It is a fascinating look into a world that I know nothing about and had not that much interest in tbh.
It did get me googling how professional climbers make their money!
Actually I've seen a few really interesting climbing docs, so I guess I do find it interesting ... but from the comfort of my own home
I'm going to hazard a guess that Conrad is sponsored by North Face
Fair amount of disbelief needs to be suspended, but the wallpaper was nice.
One of Us was very good, but so awfully enraging and sad. That phonecall at the end. That law seems almost designed to entrap spouses fleeing abuse
Finished The Punisher. It had much more depth than I was expecting, Bernthal really brings an element of pathos to the character.
There is so much violence early on that it can feel uncomfortable. In the later episodes you're hoping like hell he brings that violence to some people. So it was well written. It takes time to let you see into the mind of damaged soldiers, the effects of war on their families.
Logan from Westworld plays pretty boy.
In terms of sheer enjoyment and "must watch next episode", where does it fit, would you say, on a scale of Daredevil to Iron Fist?
It's not really part of them. He's not shackled by morals like DD but he is traumatised like JJ. DD is still the best, JJ is still up there at the top as well. But Punisher terrifies you and breaks your heart at the same time. So it easily sits in the top 3. If you can handle the start. It begins to make more sense from episode 3, Kandahar, once you see that the narrative and character becomes more understandable.
He's the one you'd never want coming after you. I mean...seriously. He'll fuck you up 10 times more than any of the Defenders.
As per usual, we are years behind everyone else, and so have just started watching the first season of Stranger Things. Fuck ME, that's like the ultimate crack of the binge world innit?! We rattled through 5 episodes on Saturday night! Love love love it.
I watched first episode of Punisher. It was alright. I'll stick with it for a bit. I got bored of Iron Fist, but will finish. Luke Cage was too long, but had some good moments.
Watched the first 5 or 6 episodes of Master Of None, very funny and well-observed in many places, acting is ropey but I understand not everyone is a pro and there's a fair bit of improv.
The Colin Salmon scenes made me laugh til I coughed
Trundling through Punisher (ep 3 done) but it hasn't grabbed me yet.
Series one is great. Series two is more patchy, with a couple of pretty boring episodes early on, but it regains its form later in the run. I was worried it wouldn't, bit it did. The music is fantastic.
Forgot to mention the soundtrack, yeah, that was noticeably well done.
its a marvel thing. Like dawsons creek meets teen titans. Avoid
Punisher gets much better so do stick with it. In fact, in retrospect the first episode now seems poor formulaic crap compared with the rest of the series.
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