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Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:53 am

Fucking hated Ozarks. A guy talking his way out of everything gets old fast. I wanted all the characters to die, except for the hick girl with the interesting face. All the worst elements of prestige TV tied together in a one season package. Don't even get me started on the ending.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby Tommy on Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:59 am

llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:Fucking hated Ozarks. A guy talking his way out of everything gets old fast. I wanted all the characters to die, except for the hick girl with the interesting face. All the worst elements of prestige TV tied together in a one season package. Don't even get me started on the ending.


I still want to watch this, because I grew up in rural MO and have family who live in Lake of the Ozarks. More just to see if they get the people and the area right.
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Postby blackmarket on Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:56 am

llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:Fucking hated Ozarks. A guy talking his way out of everything gets old fast. I wanted all the characters to die, except for the hick girl with the interesting face. All the worst elements of prestige TV tied together in a one season package. Don't even get me started on the ending.


I am only four episodes in, and I mostly agree. I don't fucking hate it. The show is too banal to elicit an emotion as strong. The comparisons to Breaking Bad make no sense. None of what made that show great (most notably the creative framing and camera work) make an appearance here. Ozark is just a generic crime drama, from all that I have seen. Extreme color grading doesn't make a thing edgy. Jason Bateman is pretty fucking annoying - and yeah - I'd be fine if everyone in that world just up and died.
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Postby Hiwatt on Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:34 pm

Seinfeld is only on crackle now.
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Postby Redline on Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:35 pm

Not streaming, but part of the mail dvd's service- The Killing Jar - Michael Madsen plays a psycho killing people in a diner, a few of the other actors aren't as convincing, it's still pretty good if you like that kind of thing.
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Postby enframed on Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:32 pm

Now that my wife is working five nights a week and I moved to a day job, I'll have a lot of time to report back on this topic.

Advantageous is interesting, worth a watch. Good acting featuring Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak (Henry Fool), and Ken Jeong, the doctor turned comedic actor from The Hangover in a most non-comedic roll. Reminds me of a Hal Hartley film with its pacing and unusual dialogues. Very thoughtful.

Bad Batch. A future in which undesirables are sent to a free-for-all lawless desert area with various factions vying for life amongst cannibals and psychedelic drugs. Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi, and a completely unrecognizable Jim Carrey feature along with Jason Momoa and Suke Waterhouse. Think 90's B-movie and you kind of have an idea what you're in for.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby Defender on Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:55 am

last night i watched a movie called The Invitation on a whim and enjoyed it quite a bit.. apparently the director did Jennifer's Body before this???
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Postby RSMurphy on Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:29 pm

Defender wrote:last night i watched a movie called The Invitation on a whim and enjoyed it quite a bit.. apparently the director did Jennifer's Body before this???


The Invitation is excellent, and what a denouement; that one sat with me for a while. Didn't know about the Jennifer's Body connection. That movie was OK, I guess. Entertaining. But The Invitation...wow. Feeling the same way now when I realized that Mike Flanagan, director of shitty horror movie Oculus, directed the captivating Absentia.
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Postby numberthirty on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:33 pm

While I think I mentioned this in the "All Purpose Horror Interest" thread, The Void was actually surprisingly decent. Aimed at a certain group/age bracket for sure, but still pretty well done.

Desierto is also surprisingly solid. It's like someone saw The Hitcher, and tried to come up with the most disturbing version of the "Crossed the wrong person's path" premise possible.

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Defender wrote:last night i watched a movie called The Invitation on a whim and enjoyed it quite a bit.. apparently the director did Jennifer's Body before this???


The Invitation is excellent, and what a denouement; that one sat with me for a while. Didn't know about the Jennifer's Body connection. That movie was OK, I guess. Entertaining. But The Invitation...wow. Feeling the same way now when I realized that Mike Flanagan, director of shitty horror movie Oculus, directed the captivating Absentia.


Oculus wasn't that bad.
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Postby jeff_fox on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:35 pm

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Postby numberthirty on Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:37 pm

jeff_fox wrote:American Vandal
And if you don't enjoy it you're probably a shitty person.


What if I am already a shitty person?
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby eliya on Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:08 am

jeff_fox wrote:American Vandal
And if you don't enjoy it you're probably a shitty person.


Came here to post this.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby 154 on Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:17 am

eliya wrote:
jeff_fox wrote:American Vandal
And if you don't enjoy it you're probably a shitty person.


Came here to post this.


It's very funny in parts, and the characters (especially the teachers and administration) were so dead on that it brought back a lot of uncomfortable memories. So good I guess?
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Postby enframed on Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:04 am

Jerry Before Seinfeld is really funny.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby pepezabala on Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:09 am

I subcribed to mubi.com. Currently they have the movie "Ex drummer" from Belgium, 2007, yesterday I watched the first half of it. A GG Allin concert translated into a feature film, somehow.

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Very disturbing, great music and a Michel Houllebec-like main character.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby RSMurphy on Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:51 am

numberthirty wrote:While I think I mentioned this in the "All Purpose Horror Interest" thread, The Void was actually surprisingly decent. Aimed at a certain group/age bracket for sure, but still pretty well done.


I was geeked about checking this out, but got a bit ungeeked from reading reviews. I'm still interested in watching it, mostly for the practical effects as it's a dying craft, I just have to learn myself to stay away from reviews.

Oculus wasn't that bad.


My eyes rolled and I lol'd after this:

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Not even surprised there is a gif of it (was only expecting to find an image of a ponytail, but digits were crossed, maaan). It's all I could see throughout the entire movie that tried too hard. Check out Absentia. Fantastic low-budget debut.

Speaking of the all-purpose horror thread, have you seen A Dark Song? I believe it's streaming on the Netflix. Strongly recommended. I was moved. Not Lake Mungo-moved, but moved nonetheless. Heavy.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby Tommy on Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:10 pm

154 wrote:
eliya wrote:
jeff_fox wrote:American Vandal
And if you don't enjoy it you're probably a shitty person.


Came here to post this.


It's very funny in parts, and the characters (especially the teachers and administration) were so dead on that it brought back a lot of uncomfortable memories. So good I guess?


Pretty much what I'm thinking, a bit too drawn out. I get it though, it's supposed to be. Watched two episodes but not sure I can actually make it through the whole thing.
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Re: Streaming Netflix - what's good lately?

Postby free meat on Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:42 pm

pepezabala wrote:I subcribed to mubi.com. Currently they have the movie "Ex drummer" from Belgium, 2007, yesterday I watched the first half of it. A GG Allin concert translated into a feature film, somehow.

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Very disturbing, great music and a Michel Houllebec-like main character.


Great, great film. Band I'm in did a cover of the Big Dick song. Was far too much fun to play.
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Postby free meat on Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:52 pm

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Full movie is here.
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Postby enframed on Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:00 am

Welcome to Me with Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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