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« Reply #1200 on: August 27, 2014, 04:05:32 AM »

Has anyone else checked out the new Netflix Original cartoon Bojak Horseman?  I've watched a few episodes and it seems pretty good to me. 

It has Will Arnett as a washed up 90's horse actor, Aaron Paul as his stoner roommate and seemingly Patton Oswalt as a new character each episode (so far).
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« Reply #1201 on: September 14, 2014, 04:23:48 PM »

So the last two nights I ended up watching Rocky I-IV. I hadn't seen the first two movies in like 20 years, maybe so on the third movie as well. What a great time!

Rocky: Wow, the music from this film was pretty fantastic, and epic for its time. But the main thing is I forgot how much time they spent on Rocky out of the ring. The focus of this was really Rocky and Adrian's relationship. And it was a pretty good one with Rocky being a stubborn, outgoing, dumb guy and Adrian being a very shy woman. There's some really nice scenes in there and Sylvester Stallone is just so good as Rocky. When the fight actually comes the buildup is huge. And even though it looks so fake now you just can't help get in to it. I was wanting to cheer Rocky too even though I knew the ending. biggrin

Rocky II: Perfect film to watch right after the original since it picks up immediately after the first. Again the majority of the film is spent outside of the ring. This one focuses on Rocky's getting a bit of fame and spending outside his means which winds him back up in trouble. It also really develops  the relationship between Rocky and his trainer Mickey, which is just such a great character. Again the build up to the final fight is huge and by then I totally felt like rooting for Rocky again. Damn this film.

I do have to say that there is one famous scene in this film that I recall but re-watching it was totally ridiculous. Its the one where Rocky is running down the street and a few kids start running with him. As he goes along more and more kids join him on his run. By the time he runs up the steps to the Art Institute he has like 800 kids running with him! I had to look that up and yes 800 kid extras for that shot. For a movie that was trying to be grounded in reality that shot is so amusing. But the only flaw for me otherwise.

Rocky III: This is where Rocky started to become more of a super hero than actual person. But this film is still great too! Mr. T as Clubber Lane is just fantastic for that role. You also got Rocky vs Hulk Hogan which is a great fight. They build up the Rocky and Apollo Creed relationship, which is very good too. Plus you got Survivors "Eye of the Tiger" which just fits perfectly in to the film. Again the build up to the final fight is huge and left me wanting to cheer.

Rocky IV: Wow this film was a lot worse than I remember. This was during the whole anti-Russia film phase in the 80s. We were kinda fueled on that during the 80's with the cold war, the '84 Summer/Winter Olympics, and even before that in 80' with Miracle on Ice. So you had films like Red Dawn, Moscow on the Hudson, Reds, and shows like The Day After going on.

In any case this film does not hold up. It's 90 minutes long and there's barely enough material to fill that 90 minutes. It's basically Fight Scene > Training > Final Fight Scene. This film also over uses film montages. After the first fight with Apollo Creed vs Drago there's a full 3 minute montage where Rocky is sad. Then when Rocky starts training for the fight there's another 3 minute music training montage. Right after that montage there is a short scene with Rocky and Adrian, where Adrian basically gives her consent to fight. And know what follows that one scene? Another 3 minute training montage. Wow! Basically during this film you hear 3 full songs from the soundtrack.

By the time they got to the final fight I was pretty much just wanted them to get on with it and get it over with. While the fight was nicely choreographed there wasn't much too it going in. Each of the other Rocky fights there was a fight plan. This one had none other than Rocky training hard. So it was basically two super human guys punching each other.

The ending of the fight was also ridiculous with the Gorbachev look alike giving a slow clap.

Not sure if I'll watch Rocky V or not. But will have to seek out Rocky Balboa as I recall that being good.
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« Reply #1202 on: September 15, 2014, 05:01:19 PM »

The Samaritan Samuel L. Jackson movie.  The plot twist is very similiar to another movie, but no less shocking.  I didn't see it coming which is a change for me

Nymph()manic Vol.1 & 2   Actually did a google search on this before watching and I am glad I did.  Very good movie about a women dealing with her addiction and the consequences it has on her life . 


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« Reply #1203 on: September 15, 2014, 06:41:08 PM »

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Nymph()manic Vol.1 & 2   Actually did a google search on this before watching and I am glad I did.  Very good movie about a women dealing with her addiction and the consequences it has on her life .

I had read a bit about this one and queued it up to start, then got sidetracked and never finished it.

So I went to put a movie on for the kids and of course the first thing that pops up is NYMPHOMANIAC PART I on my recently watched list. My wife just gives me a look like, "Well, I know what you've been doing in the evening." I tried to explain that this was a legitimate film, not a XXX porno, but I don't think she was buying it.  icon_redface
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« Reply #1204 on: September 15, 2014, 07:13:02 PM »

Yeah that recently viewed list can be troublesome. 
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« Reply #1205 on: September 16, 2014, 04:59:16 PM »

I'll say.  It only lists Lovelace on mine now!
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« Reply #1206 on: September 16, 2014, 08:08:07 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on September 15, 2014, 07:13:02 PM

Yeah that recently viewed list can be troublesome. 

There's lots of things I haven't watched on Netflix, simply because I didn't want to have "that discussion" with Mrs. Gratch.
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« Reply #1207 on: September 16, 2014, 11:08:48 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on September 15, 2014, 06:41:08 PM

I tried to explain that this was a legitimate film, not a XXX porno, but I don't think she was buying it.

I think its considered both a legitimate film as well as an XXX porno...
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« Reply #1208 on: October 01, 2014, 04:46:53 AM »

I'm not sure if this is on Netflix USA, but we recently got the cBBC (youth BBC) series Wolfblood here on Netflix-Canuckistan. I noticed it was getting good viewer ratings, so I checked it out with my daughter and was pleasantly surprised by it. It's a take on the lycathropy mythos that's aimed at a younger teen audience, although IMO there little in it that wouldn't be fine for preteens.  It  has a very good cast of youth actors and the handful of adult actors turn in solid performances too. I watched the 1st season -unfortunately all that's available on Netflix Canuckistan- and except for 1 or 2 goofy episodes that were deliberatley targeted at a younger viewers, the writing has been good with dialog that really doesn't talk down to its audience, making it enjoyable for adults. The CGI for the wolves is fairly cheesy, but it still works and the canines come across as, dare I say it, cute at times - they do have their scary moments too. Best thing about it is the music which is Celtic and very tastefully done - one of the best opening songs I've heard in a while.

The series was produced for a youth primetime viewing slot, so the episodes are only 25 minutes long. cBBC produced  2 more seasons, so my daughter and I are hoping Netflix picks those up too. IMO definitely worth watching if you have some youngsters at home that would enjoy watching something from the horror genre that'll entertain them, but won't give them nightmares.
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« Reply #1209 on: October 05, 2014, 03:13:30 PM »

Wasn't sure this needed its own thread, so putting it here as I just saw this over on Blues: Redbox Instant shutting down October 7th. Could not compete. Never saw the point of paying for yet-another-streaming-service when I already have both Netflix and Amazon Prime. I do use Redbox for physical media rentals but this... nope.
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« Reply #1210 on: October 06, 2014, 10:58:45 PM »

Peaky Blinders

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« Reply #1211 on: October 07, 2014, 12:21:20 AM »

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I saw that pop up.  Has anybody watched it enough to recommend it?
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« Reply #1212 on: October 09, 2014, 03:13:10 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 07, 2014, 12:21:20 AM

Quote from: Moliere on October 06, 2014, 10:58:45 PM

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I saw that pop up.  Has anybody watched it enough to recommend it?
I enjoyed the whole first season. Or were you looking for a second opinion?
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« Reply #1213 on: October 09, 2014, 04:32:06 AM »

I wasn't sure if you had watched it all since it was just a link and summary.  Glad to hear you enjoyed it.
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« Reply #1214 on: October 09, 2014, 03:05:35 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 09, 2014, 04:32:06 AM

I wasn't sure if you had watched it all since it was just a link and summary.  Glad to hear you enjoyed it.
Given that this is a recommendation thread I assumed that was an implied endorsement.  icon_wink
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« Reply #1215 on: November 02, 2014, 05:03:16 PM »

I am confused about Netflix 3D and how to find what they really have. I know they are not encouraging it, but it's still there and I can get a list on the PS3. BUT,

Cruising last week I happen to find the 2007 Animated Beowulf in the 3d list. Watched it again and enjoyed it. First time in 3D I think that helped with the weird CGI attempt at the human actors.

Today, I notice it is gone from the offered list, BUT, is still in my recently watched que. Okay, it transferred out quickly. I clicked on the one in recently watched, and low and behold, the 3D version is still available. If I search Beowulf I can find the 3D version. So now I have to wonder, what is being kept hidden in the search function if anything that I may want to see specifically in 3D and how to find what they offer.

So, has anyone come up with an effective way to search them out on Netflix?
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« Reply #1216 on: December 19, 2014, 07:35:39 PM »

I'm watching the Netflix original series Marco Polo which was jointly produced with The Weinstein Company. Wow, am I ever impressed with this new series! It deals with Polo's life during the time he was present in the court of Kublai Khan. I'm only 4 of the 10 episodes in, so I'm not sure if it moves to other locations.

While it may not be that historically accurate, it's damn entertaining. I give it 2 thumbs up for anyone who's interested in history or anyone who might find the maneuvers and intrigue of an Asian medieval court entertaining. There's a fair amount of gore, nudity and sex -although not of the explicit variety- so not recommended for preteens
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« Reply #1217 on: December 19, 2014, 08:06:10 PM »

I also really enjoyed it.  I binge watched it over the space of 4 days.  It fills the hole that was created by Spartacus ending.  And it's not nearly as ridiculously stupid as Da Vinci's Demons.
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« Reply #1218 on: December 25, 2014, 09:52:25 PM »

I just watched (read) the animated film "The Rabbi's Cat". It's based on a graphic novel, French, takes place in the late 1920s in Algiers.

I hope you enjoy it.
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« Reply #1219 on: December 26, 2014, 06:06:35 AM »

I'll definitely be watching Marco Polo, but am trying to figure out if it'd be good for my wife.  She is sensitive to gore, but overly sensitive to sex, is it over the top?
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« Reply #1220 on: December 28, 2014, 04:58:23 PM »

Quote from: Kvothe on December 26, 2014, 06:06:35 AM

I'll definitely be watching Marco Polo, but am trying to figure out if it'd be good for my wife.  She is sensitive to gore, but overly sensitive to sex, is it over the top?

If you've watched A Game of Thrones, MP is more toned down for those elements. Still mature/adult etertainment, but not the R18 rating/degree that AGoT is.
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« Reply #1221 on: December 28, 2014, 05:05:51 PM »

Quote from: sgoldj on December 25, 2014, 09:52:25 PM

I just watched (read) the animated film "The Rabbi's Cat". It's based on a graphic novel, French, takes place in the late 1920s in Algiers.

I hope you enjoy it.

Awww, that hasn't made it to Netflix Canuckistan yet <sigh>. I've watched it and agree it's a very good animated film.
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« Reply #1222 on: December 29, 2014, 01:37:13 AM »

Watched Oculus last night. Was surprised at how good a horror film it was. Like the idea of smart people trying to outwit a ghost but the ghost being just as smart.

Also recently watched Helix. Although I liked it initially it fell apart pretty quickly for me. I did stick with the entire season, and would likely watch the second season, but it wouldn't be a top pick show.

Also been watching some of the ESPN 30 for 30 films. Started with 30 for 30: No Mas - which went over the Roberto Duran / Sugar Ray Leonard rivalry. I had recalled some of it growing up so this brought it back. A really good complete look what happened then and gets both their thoughts on what they think now. 30 for 30: Big Shot was another pretty interesting one I had no memory of, where a fraud ends up buying the NY Islanders. Totally crazy story. And most recently watched the 30 for 30: The Price of Gold, which was the Tonya Harding / Nancy Nancy Kerrigan figure skating rivalry (or hit on Nancy I guess). Crazy stuff but was another good one for a trip down memory lane.
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« Reply #1223 on: December 29, 2014, 04:40:21 AM »

Quote from: Kvothe on December 26, 2014, 06:06:35 AM

I'll definitely be watching Marco Polo, but am trying to figure out if it'd be good for my wife.  She is sensitive to gore, but overly sensitive to sex, is it over the top?
Violence is less gruesome than GoT, nudity is on par or slightly higher.  I cant say I would recommend the show though.  Production values were great but everything else seemed second rate.
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« Reply #1224 on: February 24, 2015, 01:23:19 AM »

If you haven't done so already, please be sure to check out Danger 5.  It's an Australian spoof on 70's spy shows, and is simultaneously one of the most ridiculous and hilarious things I've ever seen.  I don't even know how to describe it, other than batshit insane.

This should sum it up nicely:  the last episode I watched (titled "Lizard Soldiers of the Third Reich") featured a Nazi pterodactyl using a broken beer bottle during a fist fight, a trip through the deep dark jungles of Antarctica, a dynamite-obsessed money in a Hawaiian shirt, and Hitler overseeing gladiator combat between a Minotaur and a binge-drinking Russian spy (which took place inside a volcano).

Seriously, just go watch it.
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« Reply #1225 on: February 24, 2015, 02:21:54 AM »

Quote from: Gratch on February 24, 2015, 01:23:19 AM

If you haven't done so already, please be sure to check out Danger 5.  It's an Australian spoof on 70's spy shows, and is simultaneously one of the most ridiculous and hilarious things I've ever seen.  I don't even know how to describe it, other than batshit insane.

This should sum it up nicely:  the last episode I watched (titled "Lizard Soldiers of the Third Reich") featured a Nazi pterodactyl using a broken beer bottle during a fist fight, a trip through the deep dark jungles of Antarctica, a dynamite-obsessed money in a Hawaiian shirt, and Hitler overseeing gladiator combat between a Minotaur and a binge-drinking Russian spy (which took place inside a volcano).

Seriously, just go watch it.

It's the same people that did Italian Spiderman, if you haven't seen that track it down.  It's the source of this infamous GIF


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« Reply #1226 on: February 24, 2015, 12:24:03 PM »

Yes!  Danger 5.

I wanted to come and pimp it again when it hit Netflix, but I was worried I'd be beating a dead horse.
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