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  • Oct 18, 2019 04:36 PM
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    Pretty rich category of films to draw from - curious your favorite sci fi films of all time. These can be movies about space, but doesn't have to be. Really any movie that deals with science fiction of any kind qualifies. Welcome to list the obvious classics and throw in some little known ones that you think deserve more attention. Whatever you like.

    Here are 15 of my favorites. Definitely not the full list and not necessarily in ranked order, but these are ones that immediately come to mind:

    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Inception
    The Matrix (only the original)
    Arrival
    Ex Machina
    Sunshine
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Wall E
    Jurassic Park
    Interstellar
    The Abyss
    The Sphere
    Contact
    Her
    Spirited Away

    If you are looking for some help or a good memory jogger, RottenTomatoes has their 110 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time list.

  • Jul 20, 2019 06:32 PM
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    Went on an Amazon Prime binge and feel I need to add some from them as they are doing a really good job now. Almost should make a list for every streaming site going. Here's the ones I really like that should be somewhere on the list:

    The Boys
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Fleabag
    Sneaky Pete
    Undone

  • Aug 24, 2019 04:12 PM
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    Kanye interruption for sure. And then Madonna and Spears making out. Those are the two I hear about the most.
  • Oct 03, 2019 07:36 PM
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    I think its really interesting just how polarizing this new Joker movie is. I walked out of the theater quite impressed, thinking it was actually a great movie. Though I understand all the criticism, I just don't personally agree with most any of it. I feel like most people that are against this movie were against it going into it, most saying it should never have been made in the first place.

    Lots of people criticizing its 'social commentary' and lack of story.. most are stating their opinions like its fact. But I think its all in your own reading of the movie. I didn't feel like it was a dangerous movie to release, in this or any social climate. And I thought if you are going to do a Joker origin story and your own take on it, you are then allowed to play with the story to fit your storytelling, which is what I think Todd Phillips did.

    All that said, even the critics of the film, and there are surprisingly TONS, almost no one is saying anything bad about Joaquin's performance. Most everyone universally agrees he was great. Just a debate on how great. I don't think anyone can possibly top Ledger. But Phoenix got close; he is #2 for me.

  • Sep 19, 2019 11:41 AM
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    NeoLogic Wrote:

    Anyone watch Fleabag yet? Is it good?

    Yeah it's good. Just as good as Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, comparing just their 2nd seasons. Better than Veep.
  • Jul 20, 2019 06:32 PM
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    JFoster Wrote:

    #4 Easy

    Damn, I totally forgot about that one. I would actually bump Goliath for that in my top 10. I knew I was forgetting some.
  • Jul 20, 2019 06:32 PM
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    Lots of people say we are in the golden age of TV, with TV shows outpacing films in both quality and maybe even quantity these days.

    With that in mind, thought it would be cool to see what everyone's favorite TV shows are, that are still in production. So GOT, Breaking Bad, The Wire, etc etc are not eligible. Just for shows that are still going now and will be for a at least a little while.

    I'll start it off with my top 10 in no particular order:

    Barry -- HBO
    The O.A. -- Netflix
    Stranger Things -- Netflix
    Ozark -- Netflix
    Killing Eve -- BBC America
    Black Mirror -- Netflix
    Handmaids Tale -- Hulu
    Rick and Morty -- Cartoon Network
    Mr. Robot -- USA Network
    Goliath -- Amazon Prime

    Have some honorable mentions -- Altered Carbon, Russian Doll, South Park, Big Mouth, Westworld, True Detective, The Haunting of Hill House, Mindhunter, Orange is the New Black, Silicon Valley, The Expanse, Bob's Burgers, 13 Reasons Why, The Sinner, Umbrella Academy, Bonding and After Life.

    (yeah I watch a lot of TV shows..)

    Some of those didn't quite make it because they have only released 1 season so far or I wasn't crazy about all the seasons but still a good show overall.

    What's your list? Top 5, 10+? Whatever you like.

  • May 26, 2019 04:10 PM
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    NeoLogic Wrote:

    And for a bit of comedy relief.. Private Benjamin.

    Nice throwback. Thumbs Up
  • Jun 04, 2019 06:47 PM
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    I agree in general the story archs were not good. But not necessarily because of how they ended. Jaime going back to Cersei does make sense for his character. It's just the arch they were building up to and the break neck turn they took in the last 2-3 episodes for him didn't make any sense. We should have seen that play out over a much longer time frame.

    Jaime could have stayed with Brienne for a while but through many episodes and clever writing he could have been slowly pulled back into Cersei. They needed more episodes to build it up and make it feel earned and make cinematic sense.

    Same issue with Daenerys. Her turn into madness wasn't a bad ending arch. It's actually really good. But the execution and how fast it happened, and how little they allowed her character to explain herself made it unsatisfying when it could have been awesome.

    Same for Jon Snow. And on down the line. Archs were fine in my opinion. They just needed much more time on the screen to play out.

    Even Bran becoming the King at the end is fine with me, IF they would have explained more about his abilities and motives. But the way they executed that round table like scene was really haphazard and not logically sound.

    A good video a ton of people watched gives what I would call a much more satisfying ending to the show, and even does it in a way that doesn't call for more episodes. I think that's the main grip here - the show deserved either more episodes or just better writing.

  • Feb 17, 2019 05:09 PM
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    Went pretty well, all considered. I didn't like them opening the show with the 2nd song being a cover of 'We Are the Champions'. Felt really, really tone deaf. I wonder how many people in the audience or those involved in the making of the Oscars realized that in the most self congratulatory show in existence, you include an anthem to how awesome you are? :) Poor choice, but good performance.

    Otherwise, didn't miss the host at all. Thought it was pretty well done. Easy format going forward. Wonder how the ratings were for this year vs the past?

    Also, guess I will have to watch Green Book now. Could have sworn Roma or The Favourite or Black Panther was going to win Best Picture. I had Roma winning it. Green Book was like 5th or 6th on my list of predictions.