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  • Jun 24, 2020 01:26 AM
    Last: 8d
    This is just dumb. They're cartoons.. If you can't explain to your children why there's a difference between a wascuwee wabbit and a real person.. You should reavaluate how you're raising your children.
  • Jul 20, 2020 03:24 PM
    Last: 2d

    No.10 'The Last Days of American Crime' was so bad that I didn't even smile at how ridiculous it was. I was taking itself comically serious, but was just bad..

    Side note. It's weird to me that all the action movie stars we grew up with like Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Nicholas Cage and a few more are now the ones cranking out these awful movies.

  • May 07, 2020 03:40 PM
    Last: 3mo

    Now that you say it, I can't really see anyone else other than Nicolas Cage playing Joe Exotic. I really hope this happens. The guy gets a bad rep because he takes on every single role that happens by him. But I have confidence that he will bring his A-game to this role with the amount of viewers it will rake in. He can be a really impressive actor if the role is something he's really interested in. Have you ever seen 'Mandy'? It came out a year or two ago I think. His acting in that movie blew me and everyone else who saw it away. Also, that movie was absolutely insane in the best ways.

    I think Dax Sheppard would be a great Joe Exotic. His comedic timing and overall personality would make him a great fit. If you haven't seen 'Hit and Run' on Netflix, definitely give it a watch. It's a super fun and funny movie with Dax as the lead.

  • Apr 06, 2020 05:45 PM
    Last: 4mo
    NeoLogic Wrote:

    Yeah saw that on Boris.

    A big one I saw a few days ago was country singer Joe Diffie. He died from complications related to coronavirus, at just 61. That one got to me. I listened to him a lot, having grown up on 90's country music.

    That's a shame about Diffie. He had some great songs.

    Also, looks like Boris Johnson is out of the hospital. No matter what anyone's political views are, it's a good thing he came out of it OK. He seems to have taken a 180 now and understands it's something that needs to be taken more serious.

  • Apr 06, 2020 05:45 PM
    Last: 4mo
    Update. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the ICU at the St Thomas hospital in London just last night after his condition worsened. Johnson tested positive for the coronavirus just 10 days ago and stated he only had mild symptoms, though the virus is known to jump around in severity throughout it's toll. Reports are that he was moved to the ICU as a precaution after showing signs of breathing issues.
  • Apr 06, 2020 05:45 PM
    Last: 4mo

    The coronavirus has now affected an enormous amount of people from around the globe. Whether you are rich or poor, young or old, powerful or not, it truly does not matter. All the virus sees is a host. The number of celebrities and other well-known people getting the virus is growing fast, which makes it all the more real for those who were doubting it beforehand. All the virus sees is a host.

    I thought we'd get a thread going to keep track of all the actors and celebrities who have been/are positive with the virus and how they're doing. So which celebrities have tested positive for COVID19 so far? I've listed the known cases below though some of them are not actors, just very well known individuals.

    One of the most prominent cases yet have been that of Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. The two posted on Hanks' social media in early March that they tested positive while on location in Australia. Thankfully, they recovered from the virus after being treating in Australia and sent out the message to everyone, "Hey, Folks... we're home now and, like the rest of America, we carry on with sheltering in place and social distancing. Many, many thanks to everyone in Australia who looked after us."

    Idris Elba and wife Sabrina Dhowre

    Rachel Matthews - Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U

    Olga Kurylenko - French Cinema

    Charlotte Lawrence

    Daniel Dae Kim - Lost and Hawaii Five-0

    Andy Cohen - Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

    Kristofer Hiviu - Game of Thrones

    Greg Rikaart - The Young and the Restless

    Prince Charles

    Boris Johnson

    Jay Benidict - The Dark Knight Rises

    Colton Underwood - The Bachelor.

  • Mar 28, 2020 09:20 PM
    Last: 4mo

    So this whole quarantine situation has been pretty terrible though it does present an opportunity for everyone to catch up on some quality series that they might have missed out on. I thought I'd put together a list for anyone looking for something to binge watch or just looking for something a bit out of the ordinary that they have yet to give a chance to.

    1. Netflix- 'Ozark'

    I can't really express how great this show is. I don't want to come off as a fanboy of the show, then again, I honestly think they deserve it. This show was incredible from the start. A big plus for you is the show just aired it's third season just a few days ago. That means you don't have to go through the torture of waiting an entire year for it like everyone else did. That gives you 30 episodes of Jason Batemen doing what I never thought he could do coming out of a series like Arrested Development, hardcore drama. And he does it exceptionally well.

    2. HBO- 'The Leftovers'

    In my opinion, 'The Leftovers' is probably the greatest series ever made. It's only 3 seasons long but it accomplishes what most other shows can never do no matter how many seasons. The show is centered around what would happen to the world if 2% of the population vanished at one time. You may think 2% isn't that substantial, but it is. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and make it a priority.

    3. Netflix - 'Narcos' and 'Narcos Mexico'

    One thing I have to mention right off the bat considering these two shows often get confused with eachother, yes they are both of the same story line, though they are not the same show. The original Narcos is centered around Pablo Escobar and his insane run as a Columbia drug lord. I must admit that the first few episodes of Narcos has a bit of trouble finding itself, though just hang in there for a couple episodes and you'll be enthralled for the next few seasons. That's a fair trade off if you ask me.

    Narcos Mexico is titled and listed as a whole different entity on Netflix. Without giving away any spoilers, Narcos Mexico is somewhat of a continuation of it's predecessor. You'll see what I mean when you get there. This show is centered around Mexico's very first drug cartel and how it came to be. Everything about this show is quality and Diego Luna is nothing short of perfect for the role.

    The two are intertwined though if you want to hop right into the newer Narcos Mexico, go right ahead. You don't have to watch both shows to understand either story.

    4. Netflix - 'OA'

    The OA is an absolutely mind bending piece of art that you can't look away from once you start. I can't describe the premise of the show without giving away spoilers, though just trust me when I say it's brilliant and 100% worth your time. The second season of the show is, in my opinion, one of the greatest series ever made and takes everything dramatically further than the first.

    5. Netflix - 'Tiger King'

    I was a bit hesitant to ad this to the list considering it's a shorter documentary series at just 7 episodes. I also can't really explain what makes this show so insane that you'll want to watch all 7 episodes in one sitting, but here we are.... If you're at all interested in tigers, rednecks, guns, backstabbing, murder mysteries, crazy politics, polygamy or dangerous feuds.... It's uhh.. great. It really is.

    Quick honorable mentions:

    Netflix - 'Peaky Blinders'

    HBO - 'Boardwalk Empire'

    Netflix - 'Maniac'

    Netflix - 'CASTLEVANIA'

    Netflix - 'Dark'

    Netflix - 'Manhunt: Unabomber'

    I highly recommend watching any of the above. All of the series have something special that makes them unique.

    Anyone have anything they want to add to the list?

  • Mar 17, 2020 01:40 PM
    Last: 5mo
    NeoLogic Wrote:

    Yeah. That's one of the industries I have heard that will have one of the hardest times surviving a prolonged national shutdown from social distancing because of coronavirus. Theaters big and small are super expensive to operate and don't have much of a financial runway, at all.

    Not having any customers for even a few weeks can make a small theater go completely out of business, from what I have heard. And even the larger theater chains like AMC, Alamo, Studio Movie Grill, Moviehouse & Eatery, etc will be really hurt or just won't survive if they have to close shop for 3+ months.

    Makes me think that the real estate companies that rent buildings and spaces to retail shops and I guess theaters too would be smart to let rent slide during this time. Its way easier and I think makes more financial sense in the long run to not get paid rent for a few months as opposed to evicting businesses that otherwise were doing well but had to close shop because of the situation. Then they will be left with vacant buildings/lots for several months or longer and lose even more money as we will then be in a recession.

    So hoping that there is a coordinated effort from top to bottom to see as few companies go out of business as possible, if its just because they lose revenue from this pandemic and can't float operating costs for 3-5 months.

    I know that they've suspended all mortgage and evictions for the time being, I think 2 months or so, but I don't know if that applies to commercial businesses. I definitely hope so. But of course this is only for those who need it. These business definitely need it. I just don't know if they'll be able to overcome that in the long run, considering streaming services are overtaking their market. I think gyms, salons, restaurants, etc will be fine once things get back to normal. They are just under different circumstances. Theaters have been on a downturn for quite some time.

    I think that after this we will be left with only the big chains like AMC and Regal, unfortunately.

  • Mar 17, 2020 01:40 PM
    Last: 5mo

    The movie theater industry hasn't exactly been booming for quite some time due to the growing popularity of streaming services such as Disney+, Netflix, Hulu and many more. Now days if you're watching TV and see a movie trailer you like, there's a chance it will be released directly to Netflix. A few years back that would have been unheard of.

    The first movie I can recall that did a release directly to a streaming platform (that did exceptionally well) was 'The Interview' released on YouTube. The circumstances of that release was surrounded by a bit of controversy regarding North Korea and it's "threats" upon releasing it, though I'm not certain if those threats were just promotional tools circulated by the movie staff or real issues. Either way, that route proved a success. I thought that would change the way movies were released, and it did, but only in a hypothetical way. Movie production companies just didn't take to it the way anyone thought they would.

    Fast forward a few more years to today and we have streaming services actually producing huge budget films and releasing them on their own platforms, and people are loving it. This has put a huge damper on movie theater sales. As I said above, movie theater sales have been in a slump for a few years now due to their high ticket prices and ridiculously over-inflated concessions, though they've just been handed something they couldn't have been prepared for, social distancing.

    No matter how much I enjoy a good movie at a theater, a trip to the movies is one of the most unnecessary things I can think of in a pandemic such as this. As of a few days ago, the theater industry (atleast in the U.S.) is almost completely halted. NBCUniversal has already stated they are changing their focus to an on-demand platform. Many, many more will follow suit.

  • Mar 03, 2020 12:47 AM
    Last: 5mo
    NeoLogic Wrote:

    I truly appreciate the grand experiment that is Netflix, where they take all the money in the world and try and make all the different kinds of entertainment in the world, for all the people in the world, all while operating at a loss. Happy

    Pretty amazing. Sure they could have a better batting average, like HBO. But HBO is playing a different game, they are doing quality first because they have limited broadcast ability anyways. That will change though when HBO Max takes hold (if it does). Its streaming vs a cable network atm.

    There is a problem Netflix can't seem to get quite right yet though, you are right. They shouldn't start shows they don't intend to see through, unless they absolutely tank. The 'OA' did not tank at all. Sense8 didn't tank. Sure, both of these shows were very expensive and pretty niche sci-fi head trips (my favorite kind). But I say if you start something and it has a dedicated audience you need to allow the show to play out, like a 3-5 season minimum.

    Of course, we are spoiled at the same time. Network TV has been cancelling good shows for mediocre shows for decades. For all the same reasons - money, lack of viewers and marketability. A formula I think Netflix is still perfecting but only like 50% there. Still, not bad for a company that produces more film and TV than I believe any other in the world. So I try and cut them some slack. They still do make so many great shows and even the rare great movie.

    Yeah, maybe I'm just spoiled now with all the options. I know they are all about making money and want to have successful shows. It just bothers me that they have great casts like in those two movies I listed above and they drop the ball so hard. They give the green light for it simply for the cast and a pretty trailer, then just let it go cause they'll get the viewers no matter what.