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02-02-2017, 08:25 AM
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Thanks but that's exactly the opposite of what I was asking for. I don't want to think nor do I want it to be dark. I just need some typical cookie-cutter stuff they run on mainstream networks.
Lie to me perhaps? Kind of a detective series.

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02-02-2017, 03:21 PM
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Started Banshee and i just saw the 'albino' episode...

holy ****!!!!!!!!
Banshee is in my top 5 best series of all time. Just pure entertainment that never stops.

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Chorus (2015): 6.8/10

Paterson: 6.5/10 Mostly a boring film with bad poetry but gorgeous cinematography and pretty female lead.

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Anyone watched Black Mirror?

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Anyone watched Black Mirror?
yes. who hasn't?

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Against all my best instincts I watched Arrival, was afraid it would be Interstellar/Contact-ish

Should've listened to my gut, god that was horrible

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yes. who hasn't?
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02-03-2017, 11:59 AM
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watching a couple old 90s sitcoms.

The John Larroquette Show should probably be rereleased on DVD or whatever format. Very well done. I hear that they 'disneyfy' it after the first season which is a shame. It's fairly gritty for a sitcom. Don't think I watched it as a kid but some of it seems a bit familiar. I think there's a thin line between 'groundbreaking' and 'offensive'; especially when it comes to dealing with racial issues. I think the Laroquette show kind of straddles that line.

I'm only 4 episodes in so I don't know how much the network tried to clean it up after the 1st season. If it was allowed to continue on it's initial course than it could've possibly went down as one of the better sitcoms ever. The bus station set is incredible. The writing is smart and heart felt without being overtly sentimental. Definitely a bit of a revelation. Laroquette said on twitter that there would be a re-release soon but he's since left twitter with no further word on that. So what you have is a bunch of pretty shoddy vhs rips on line.

The Norm Show, Norm MacDonald's late 90s comedy vehicle isn't quite as 'well done' as the aforementioned show but I do find it flat out funnier. Mid way through the 2nd season. Definitely uneven at times but overall I've had some really good belly laughs which is rare for me with a traditional sitcom. You could definitely argue that Norm deserves a really top notch vehicle that's equal to his talents (if you're a fan which I am) and this isn't exactly it but my god there's enough funny here to make it well worth a watch imo.

The pilot had me dying laughing. hadn't laughed that hard at a traditional sitcom probably ever. Couldn't believe it. After that it takes a bit of a dive. I don't know if they just put so much into that pilot or whether the network got their grubby interfering paws on it too much, I don't know. Even with that there's been some really good laughs. Definitely a few duds in there though. I feel like season 2 so far is overall stronger than the first but nothing has really lived up to that pilot. Oh man! hahaha. It should also be said that Laurie Metcalf's a brilliant actor. If that wasn't already apparent.

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Against all my best instincts I watched Arrival, was afraid it would be Interstellar/Contact-ish

Should've listened to my gut, god that was horrible
If you don't like slow sci-fi ...

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About Banshee, I keep saying if they want to replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, the lead actor of the series Anthony Starr, would be my first pick. Dude looks like an animal.

Saw three flicks, Light between the Sea(or it Oceans?), Sully and The Girl on the Train.

Light between is with Fassbender and his real-life wife. Although I've seen elements of it in other movies before, it was really well done. Good movie.

Even though they had not much to work with(cause it was a relative simple plane-saving mission), Sully was really well done, mainly cause of the acting.

Girl on the Train is pretty mediocre. And given it's a chick movie, you end up with guys are Evil, etc...(I know cause as a writer saying at home, I see a lot of them during the afternoon lol)

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Just finished Lion. Solid flick, good tear jerker especially the ending. Strong contender for an Oscar. Next on the list, Manchester by the sea.

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Iranian movie The Salesman is on cinema Beaubien. Look good so I might go this weekend. For those who don't know Persian cinema, they are pretty good at that.

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Manchester by the sea. Sometimes a movie starts off slow and gets better as it progresses. This one put me to sleep after 30 minutes and I switched to the Leafs Bruins game after 1 hour. Not my cup of tea. Maybe I'll give Lala Land a shot, Hacksaw Ridge might be worth a look also. BTW, Leafs are killing the Bruins in the 2nd.

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ep4 of Taboo delivered.

If you're not watching the show you're missing out big time. It's incredible. The very best thing that's airing right now, no doubt.


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ep4 of Taboo delivered.

If you're not watching the show you're missing out big time. It's incredible. The very best thing that's airing right now, no doubt.
I haven't watched episode 4 yet but the first 3 were quite disappointing I thought...

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02-08-2017, 12:06 AM
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The Decline of the American Empire: 7.7/10

The founder: 7/10

Votez Bougon: 6.8/10

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I haven't watched episode 4 yet but the first 3 were quite disappointing I thought...
Quite shocking for me to hear how someone doesn't like the show.

It's marvelous, the fifth episode was, again, out of this world IMO.


James Delaney is a ****ing monster!

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Saw The Neon Demon.

Possibly the worst movie I've seen in the last ten years. What's surprising is that take Drive, there was a lot of twists and turns while here it's pretty straight forward and it's bad and it's pointless and laughable. It's like he wrote the script in 2 minutes about the most non-imaginative way to get himself horny. I realised that while watching the blood shower scene and the corpse screwing scene(it's not even as shocking as it seem, just boring).

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I am watching Community properly for the first time, after only seeing bits and pieces before.

What a brilliant show. Love the quirky metahumor and the thematic curveballs.

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Just saw Denis Villeneuve's Arrival.

Movie is good but grossly overhyped and overrated.

I give it a light 7/10.

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Just saw Denis Villeneuve's Arrival.

Movie is good but grossly overhyped and overrated.

I give it a light 7/10.
Like pretty much all his movies. That is what happens when you are the current "It" boy.

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Denis Villeneuve keep churning out good movies one after another. He deserve the hype. Name one bad movie he has made.


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I watched the Department Q trilogy on netflix yesterday and I have to say it was fantastic. It's Danish so be ready for subtitles.

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Denis Villeneuve keep churning out good movies one after another. He deserve the hype. Name one bad movie he has made.
Arrival, wanted to poke my eyeballs out after 30 minutes

And it only went downhill after that

But that's just my opinion, the rest of my family didn't make it past 30 minutes so I can't ask them

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