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Habspatrol
01-16-2017, 09:48 PM
The whole Peter angle is annoying

Yep... he's far better as a badass.

MyNameIsJonas
01-16-2017, 11:54 PM
What he's not dead?

Terrible

number17
01-17-2017, 08:45 AM
Watched Sherlock season (and possible series) finale and it's a major letdown.

Like so many mystery / detective series, producer feels the need to out-do the brilliant work they have done in the past and ended up creating an overly-convoluted plot that makes absolutely no sense and is full of plot holes. I never really buy into the whole Eurus story, but the way they presented it make it even more artificial. In the end the finale fell short on both the mystery plot side and the drama side.

Season 4 is still great though overall, cause Ep1+2 are brilliant. I hope they do make season 5 to erase the memory of a poor finale.

BKerr
01-17-2017, 10:00 AM
Yeah i was disappointed with that finale as well.

Episode 2 might have been the best in the whole series though.

number17
01-17-2017, 10:12 AM
Yeah i was disappointed with that finale as well.

Episode 2 might have been the best in the whole series though.It's up there, I wouldn't rank it the best.

My favorite episodes are the 3 episodes from Season 2 (Scandal in Belgravia, Hounds of Buskerville, Reichenbach fall) ... but the "Trumph episode" is right up there too

zeke
01-17-2017, 10:12 AM
Too many great shows to waste time on ones that don't work.

BKerr
01-17-2017, 10:16 AM
Too many great shows to waste time on ones that don't work.

1 disappointing episode after 12 excellent ones, doesn't mean the show "don't work"

BG
01-17-2017, 01:02 PM
Thumbs up for Hell or High Water, Chris Pine doing his best Raylan Givens.

JackBurton
01-17-2017, 07:09 PM
Thumbs up for Hell or High Water, Chris Pine doing his best Raylan Givens.

Loved it. My fav. of the year.
Chris Pine I considered very wooden up until I saw him in this role.

TheCountofMonteCristo
01-17-2017, 07:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCrP3k8yIeE

Leafin'
01-17-2017, 07:33 PM
That Star Wars trailer <3333

Habspatrol
01-17-2017, 08:49 PM
Too many great shows to waste time on ones that don't work.

The final 20 minutes of season 4 episode 3 got a bit convoluted... other than that Sherlock is as good as any TV ever made. It's phenomenal and "works" incredibly well.

Habspatrol
01-17-2017, 08:58 PM
Watched Sherlock season (and possible series) finale and it's a major letdown.

Like so many mystery / detective series, producer feels the need to out-do the brilliant work they have done in the past and ended up creating an overly-convoluted plot that makes absolutely no sense and is full of plot holes. I never really buy into the whole Eurus story, but the way they presented it make it even more artificial. In the end the finale fell short on both the mystery plot side and the drama side.

Season 4 is still great though overall, cause Ep1+2 are brilliant. I hope they do make season 5 to erase the memory of a poor finale.

I kinda felt the same but only for the final 20 minutes or so. The rest of the episode was great... then it just got (as you mentioned) convoluted at the end. It was actually playing out to be possibly the best episode yet.

Metalleaf
01-18-2017, 12:38 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCrP3k8yIeE

Cool. But super fan made.

TheCountofMonteCristo
01-18-2017, 12:40 AM
Cool. But super fan made.
I thought it looked odd

SundinsTooth
01-18-2017, 07:59 AM
I thought it looked terrible

fixed

number17
01-18-2017, 09:26 AM
I kinda felt the same but only for the final 20 minutes or so. The rest of the episode was great... then it just got (as you mentioned) convoluted at the end. It was actually playing out to be possibly the best episode yet.I dunno ... to me, even the beginning of the episode was dumb, with the whole "oh it must be a nightmare cause it's so crazy" and then it turns out to be an orchestrated act by Sherlock & Co for Mycroft ...

I never like these "Oh in fact, you had a sibling that you never knew" storylines to begin with, and the whole episode is based on the fact Eurus is a super-manipulator who manages to manipulate everyone at the jail, to a point she could transport the warden's wife to the jail and ultimately kill her ... it's just not plausible. Again, it's a case where the produce / writer wants the finale to be the 'best' episode so they just one-up on everything in the past, be it plot twist, or villain, or surprises ... in the end it's just unrealistic.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
01-18-2017, 08:13 PM
The Infiltrator with Bryan Cranston is quite good.

Habsy
01-18-2017, 11:11 PM
That a movie?

drewser
01-18-2017, 11:30 PM
His new show 'Sneaky Pete' is pretty good too...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG_zb8VZPMA

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
01-19-2017, 11:07 AM
That a movie?

Yup, came out last year. Though I never saw it in theatres.

JackBurton
01-21-2017, 09:06 PM
"Split" features a fantastic performance by James Mcavoy. I enjoyed it a lot. The wife did not. The ending was quite interesting. It will create a lot of buzz, so I'd say see it early before it's spoiled.

LeafOfFaith
01-22-2017, 01:32 PM
M Night movies have been such utter shit that I don't know that I care to bother.

I read there's some crazy cameo at the end, but I think I'd almost rather know it in advance to decide if it's worth catching the flick. That said, when it finds its way to tv I'm sure I'll sit down and watch it sometime.

LeafGm
01-22-2017, 01:44 PM
I'm honestly shocked that M.Night Shamalamadingdong still manages to find people willing to finance his movies.

He's been living off "The Sixth Sense" for almost 20 years now.

JackBurton
01-22-2017, 06:04 PM
M Night movies have been such utter shit that I don't know that I care to bother.

I read there's some crazy cameo at the end, but I think I'd almost rather know it in advance to decide if it's worth catching the flick. That said, when it finds its way to tv I'm sure I'll sit down and watch it sometime.

Don't get spoiled. It's better to know nothing. Even knowing that info isn't good. I expected a "Twist"-but not this.
It's a good movie. Mcavoy makes it worth the money alone.
The ending made me excited about his career again and future films.

UWHabs
01-23-2017, 10:50 AM
http://a.dilcdn.com/bl/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2017/01/viii-logo-tall-1536x864-414669331908.jpg

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

zeke
01-23-2017, 11:01 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C23ioTFWQAI0FJM.jpg:large

number17
01-23-2017, 11:49 AM
I am at the 6th episode of "The OA" and I don't think I can stand it anymore ... the whole 'movement' crap is too much ... so I started watching "The night of" instead and so far it's been great. I'm only on episode 2 though.

LeafOfFaith
01-23-2017, 12:48 PM
I'm honestly shocked that M.Night Shamalamadingdong still manages to find people willing to finance his movies.

He's been living off "The Sixth Sense" for almost 20 years now.

I mean I saw The Village last week since there was nothing else on, and jesus h. christ, what a piece of shit.

Sixth Sense was great, but literally nothing that followed was worth the film it was captured on, including Unbreakable.

LeafOfFaith
01-23-2017, 12:49 PM
I am at the 6th episode of "The OA" and I don't think I can stand it anymore ... the whole 'movement' crap is too much ... so I started watching "The night of" instead and so far it's been great. I'm only on episode 2 though.

Another massive waste of time. The Night Of starts out with a great first episode and then spins its wheels for another seven and bores you to tears without giving you any kind of shocking ending. Total piece of crap, and very disappointed since I only expect greatness from HBO.

worm
01-23-2017, 01:27 PM
I mean I saw The Village last week since there was nothing else on, and jesus h. christ, what a piece of shit.

Sixth Sense was great, but literally nothing that followed was worth the film it was captured on, including Unbreakable.

ya

he got lucky once

LeafGm
01-23-2017, 01:40 PM
I mean I saw The Village last week since there was nothing else on, and jesus h. christ, what a piece of shit.

Sixth Sense was great, but literally nothing that followed was worth the film it was captured on, including Unbreakable.
Not that it's anything to brag about with one of his movies, but I still remember I guessed pretty much the exact ending of that movie after only seeing the trailer.

BG
01-23-2017, 01:53 PM
Sixth sense was amazing, unbreakable was good, Signs was passable - everything else was crap, if I even watched it.

zeke
01-23-2017, 02:10 PM
signs and unbreakable were watchable.

village was hilariously bad. kind of amazing.

haven't been able to muster up the courage to watch the others yet.

BG
01-23-2017, 02:18 PM
I think his biggest issue, is his own writing - he's clearly a decent director.

LeafOfFaith
01-23-2017, 02:24 PM
Not that it's anything to brag about with one of his movies, but I still remember I guessed pretty much the exact ending of that movie after only seeing the trailer.

I actually guessed the twist of the Sixth Sense very early into the movie, though I still enjoyed watching it unfold.

Signs was one that I was enjoying because I there was something else going on (i.e., no aliens), but then when it turned out there were aliens actually, that blew it for me.

LeafOfFaith
01-23-2017, 02:25 PM
signs and unbreakable were watchable.

village was hilariously bad. kind of amazing.

haven't been able to muster up the courage to watch the others yet.

I saw a bit of that other one too, with Paul Giammatti in the hotel, Lady in the Water or something like that. Also putrid.

Hoss
01-23-2017, 02:38 PM
Signs is a great movie to introduce kids to their first "scary movie".... used a lot of Hitchcock in that.

I saw it in the theatres and really liked it.

LeafOfFaith
01-23-2017, 05:00 PM
The ending though??

worm
01-23-2017, 05:14 PM
I think his biggest issue, is his own writing - he's clearly a decent director.

Not sure if serious....

After Earth >>>>>

The Last Airbender >>>

worm
01-23-2017, 05:16 PM
I actually guessed the twist of the Sixth Sense very early into the movie, though I still enjoyed watching it unfold.

Signs was one that I was enjoying because I there was something else going on (i.e., no aliens), but then when it turned out there were aliens actually, that blew it for me.

water is scary in a few of his movies....

JackBurton
01-23-2017, 05:41 PM
Guessing a "Twist", depends a lot on if you know there is one. I was very lucky. I saw Sixth Sense opening night before the hype. I was quite shocked. I do think if you re-watch that film though there are some brilliantly acted scenes and very creepy scenes as well that were so well done by M.Night.

BTW, saw Unbreakable again recently and that is a great, great film. One of the very best superhero films ever made.

anne25
01-25-2017, 04:49 PM
Mary Tyler Moore.


Actress Mary Tyler Moore, whose eponymous 1970s series helped usher in a new era for women on television, died Wednesday at the age of 80

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/entertainment/mary-tyler-moore-death/

Thanks for many years of sweet comedy. R.I.P

JackBurton
01-28-2017, 08:06 AM
BTW, has anyone seen "La LA Land"? I don't get it. What a crappy, overrated movie. I am not anti-musical person at all, this film just isn't very good.
There's not 1 single memorable musical number. And I did not care about any of the characters.

JohnnyHolmes
01-28-2017, 08:10 AM
Mary Tyler Moore.



http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/entertainment/mary-tyler-moore-death/

Thanks for many years of sweet comedy. R.I.P

I had a professor that played a scene from her show and he called it the best sequence in television history.

It was the beginning of the Lou Grant show if I remember correctly.

Anyway, RIP MTM.

Mortality is a heck.

Bleedsblue&white
01-28-2017, 05:35 PM
Vikings seems to be surviving the demise of Ragnar. They really nailed it with the kid playing Ivar, Alex Høgh Andersen...he's amazing.

number17
01-29-2017, 07:31 AM
Oh has the new season of Vikings started now? Gotta watch it

Watched Snowden over the weekend, it was an interesting movie. It's not perfect, but at least it's different and somewhat interesting.

Habsy
01-29-2017, 08:17 AM
Vikings seems to be surviving the demise of Ragnar. They really nailed it with the kid playing Ivar, Alex Høgh Andersen...he's amazing.
Bjorn Ironside was also a real historical figure so they're running with it. A heap of creative license being used though.

JackBurton
01-29-2017, 08:43 AM
"Allied" with Brad Pitt bombed, but it's underrated. It's a good old-fashioned WW2 Spy thriller. I liked it a lot. And Pitt plays a guy from Ontario.
It's like a film which would have been made in the 40's.

Bleedsblue&white
01-29-2017, 10:27 AM
Bjorn Ironside was also a real historical figure so they're running with it. A heap of creative license being used though.

The whole show is creative license, but I love the way they are pulling from decades (centuries?) of history and myth. We know the kids existed, we don't know if Ragnar did...he might be the Norse King Arthur yes?...but I am looking forward to seeing how they deal with the eventual losses in what-will-be Great Britain.

Ironside and Ivar are great, the other brothers just so-so.

worm
01-30-2017, 10:10 AM
BTW, has anyone seen "La LA Land"? I don't get it. What a crappy, overrated movie. I am not anti-musical person at all, this film just isn't very good.
There's not 1 single memorable musical number. And I did not care about any of the characters.

easily the best movie I saw this year
(weak competition though)

LeafGm
01-30-2017, 11:15 AM
The whole show is creative license, but I love the way they are pulling from decades (centuries?) of history and myth. We know the kids existed, we don't know if Ragnar did...he might be the Norse King Arthur yes?...but I am looking forward to seeing how they deal with the eventual losses in what-will-be Great Britain.

Ironside and Ivar are great, the other brothers just so-so.
Should be interesting. I'm assuming at some point, they'll be doing another big leap forward, and an older Alfred (Athelstan's son) will become a major character in the series, as it appears that kid will go on to become the "King Alfred the Great" who ended up ruling the only Anglo-Saxon Kingdom (Wessex) that wasn't conquered by the "Great Heathen Army".

Bleedsblue&white
01-30-2017, 04:05 PM
Should be interesting. I'm assuming at some point, they'll be doing another big leap forward, and an older Alfred (Athelstan's son) will become a major character in the series, as it appears that kid will go on to become the "King Alfred the Great" who ended up ruling the only Anglo-Saxon Kingdom (Wessex) that wasn't conquered by the "Great Heathen Army".

Probably right. I do know they have something like 25 episodes post-Ragnar already done, so they have some ideas. I really wanted to see more of Ironside's trip through the Mediterranean, maybe they can somehow get back to that.

But yeah, I'm sure we'll be saying goodbye to the young actor playing Alfred soon enough.

Metalleaf
01-30-2017, 05:08 PM
easily the best movie I saw this year
(weak competition though)

I've heard baby boomers love it.

Habsy
01-30-2017, 05:11 PM
The whole show is creative license, but I love the way they are pulling from decades (centuries?) of history and myth. We know the kids existed, we don't know if Ragnar did...he might be the Norse King Arthur yes?...but I am looking forward to seeing how they deal with the eventual losses in what-will-be Great Britain.

Ironside and Ivar are great, the other brothers just so-so.
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Ragnar-Lothbrok

Bleedsblue&white
01-30-2017, 05:14 PM
Thanks for the link, I've been a fan of Viking legends since I was old enough to realize I'm descended from them. :smilewinkgrin:
Norway/Denmark on my mom's side.

The other half a little more Italian.

Habsy
01-30-2017, 05:22 PM
Wow, so you're messed up all around? :wink

Bleedsblue&white
01-30-2017, 06:35 PM
Absolutely. Though to be fair, I was not raised Catholic...my parents got into some trippy, bible-thumping-fight-the-devil-all-day religion instead.

So yeah, messed up all around.:drink

JackBurton
01-30-2017, 06:40 PM
Hacksaw ridge recovers after a clichéd first half and Andrew Garfield doing his best Gomer Pyle impression with a fantastic second half. That Mel Gibson makes violent movies.

Habsy
01-30-2017, 06:59 PM
Absolutely. Though to be fair, I was not raised Catholic...my parents got into some trippy, bible-thumping-fight-the-devil-all-day religion instead.

So yeah, messed up all around.:drink
I argued mass delusion with our priest. He doesn't like me much, except when stewardship comes around. Then he likes me again. I stay away for my mother's sake, she's all into it.

Deckie007
01-30-2017, 07:07 PM
Thanks for the link, I've been a fan of Viking legends since I was old enough to realize I'm descended from them. :smilewinkgrin:
Norway/Denmark on my mom's side.

The other half a little more Italian.

Heh. I'm the same, except my Dad's Danish and Mom's Italian.

Habsy
01-30-2017, 07:08 PM
We already knew you were messed up Deckie.

Deckie007
01-30-2017, 07:11 PM
We already knew you were messed up Deckie.

And my parents also converted to a wacky religion/cult before I was born. So yeah, I'm messed up.

Habsy
01-30-2017, 07:15 PM
Who isn't. Try growing up Greek Orthodox. They're proud to still practice the religion the same as 2000 years ago. Uh, people, that was 2000 years ago. The chariot was a ****ing awesome thing then. Try dealing with people whose biggest and proudest achievement was giving the world democracy... 5000 ****ing years ago. And the statues, oh Lord all those ****ing statues with algae growing on them because it made them look antiqued instead of ****ing dirty.

You want scarred? Grow up in that culture. Woosh.

CH1
01-30-2017, 07:40 PM
Greek Salad and Yogurt are not achievements one should overlook.

Deckie007
01-30-2017, 07:49 PM
Who isn't. Try growing up Greek Orthodox. They're proud to still practice the religion the same as 2000 years ago. Uh, people, that was 2000 years ago. The chariot was a ****ing awesome thing then. Try dealing with people whose biggest and proudest achievement was giving the world democracy... 5000 ****ing years ago. And the statues, oh Lord all those ****ing statues with algae growing on them because it made them look antiqued instead of ****ing dirty.

You want scarred? Grow up in that culture. Woosh.

You can't outcrazy an ex-JW. Sorry.

Deckie007
01-30-2017, 07:50 PM
Greek Salad and Yogurt are not achievements one should overlook.

Tzatziki!

LeafGm
01-30-2017, 07:59 PM
You can't outcrazy an ex-JW. Sorry.
Yeah, I think you probably win that competition. For me, growing up in an evangelical Christian family definitely had some serious downside and has left its mark, but they don't really hold a candle to the JW's when it comes to general insanity and creating miserable childhoods.

JackBurton
01-30-2017, 08:07 PM
Greek Salad and Yogurt are not achievements one should overlook.

There's an ass ****ing joke in there somewhere.

Deckie007
01-30-2017, 08:08 PM
There's an ass ****ing joke in there somewhere.

something something toss a Greek's salad and get rewarded with yogurt?

Deckie007
01-30-2017, 08:09 PM
Yeah, I think you probably win that competition. For me, growing up in an evangelical Christian family definitely had some serious downside and has left its mark, but they don't really hold a candle to the JW's when it comes to general insanity and creating miserable childhoods.

Yeah. The experience left me pretty much an atheist. Religion in general is really wacky once you step away. Still believe in defending people's right to practice it though.

JackBurton
01-30-2017, 08:10 PM
something something toss a Greek's salad and get rewarded with yogurt?

Yes!

Habsy
01-30-2017, 11:12 PM
You can't outcrazy an ex-JW. Sorry.
My sister is an elder(or whatever they call the women in leadership) in Montreal. She went JW 25 years ago. I know of what you speak.

LeafOfFaith
01-31-2017, 02:38 AM
You guys should all try the Jew thing.

Aside from persecution and mass genocide every so often, it's pretty good.

Deckie007
01-31-2017, 06:51 AM
My sister is an elder(or whatever they call the women in leadership) in Montreal. She went JW 25 years ago. I know of what you speak.

Women aren't allowed in leadership, but yeah she's probably a pioneer or some shit.

Habsy
01-31-2017, 07:48 AM
She's head nut. Still teaches newbies and annoys people.

MyNameIsJonas
01-31-2017, 08:31 AM
She's head nut. Still teaches newbies and annoys people.

I fell like you just described all of them

Bleedsblue&white
01-31-2017, 09:05 AM
You guys don't know crazy religion.

At one time my father was was one of the "most-wanteds" at 54 div here in Toronto, ran with bikers yada yada...then got religion, and was literally preaching on a soapbox on Yonge St. a few weeks later.
See, he's a little impressionable, and my mom just went along for the ride.

Eventually he discovered some militant christian/conspiracy-everywhere types, and I can't talk to him anymore, haven't for years.

I'm talking about people that we knew having exorcisms performed, or driving three hours to listen to some nutjob tell us that the chem-trails are just the start, I'm talking about going to parent-teacher night in gr.2 being all proud of my work, and having my dad spent our allotted time trying to save my Teacher's soul.

Don't get me started.

I could go on all day.

Habspatrol
01-31-2017, 11:08 AM
You guys don't know crazy religion.

At one time my father was was one of the "most-wanteds" at 54 div here in Toronto, ran with bikers yada yada...then got religion, and was literally preaching on a soapbox on Yonge St. a few weeks later.
See, he's a little impressionable, and my mom just went along for the ride.

Eventually he discovered some militant christian/conspiracy-everywhere types, and I can't talk to him anymore, haven't for years.

I'm talking about people that we knew having exorcisms performed, or driving three hours to listen to some nutjob tell us that the chem-trails are just the start, I'm talking about going to parent-teacher night in gr.2 being all proud of my work, and having my dad spent our allotted time trying to save my Teacher's soul.

Don't get me started.

I could go on all day.

Brutal.

Bleedsblue&white
01-31-2017, 11:38 AM
You can probably tell I have some issues in that department.:knife:

Habsy
01-31-2017, 11:46 AM
You guys don't know crazy religion.

At one time my father was was one of the "most-wanteds" at 54 div here in Toronto, ran with bikers yada yada...then got religion, and was literally preaching on a soapbox on Yonge St. a few weeks later.
See, he's a little impressionable, and my mom just went along for the ride.

Eventually he discovered some militant christian/conspiracy-everywhere types, and I can't talk to him anymore, haven't for years.

I'm talking about people that we knew having exorcisms performed, or driving three hours to listen to some nutjob tell us that the chem-trails are just the start, I'm talking about going to parent-teacher night in gr.2 being all proud of my work, and having my dad spent our allotted time trying to save my Teacher's soul.

Don't get me started.


I could go on all day.

Well did he? Save your teacher's soul?

I kid. I'd guess most of us had rough patches in our youth. How else could you get such a bunch of opinionated, argumentative people?

Bleedsblue&white
01-31-2017, 12:32 PM
I was going to post way back when the religious upbringing thing was first mentioned, but it was too much work trying to figure out what to mention, but you guys kept talking about it lol.

LeafOfFaith
01-31-2017, 04:55 PM
Religion is a nice and important thing that creates a nice moral, cultural, and community grounding for many people.

But taking it, like anything, to an extreme is what ****s it up and turns it into a something negative and destructive.

worm
01-31-2017, 05:14 PM
I was raised Lutheran


THE HORRORS!

MyNameIsJonas
01-31-2017, 05:23 PM
I come from a line of Catholics who don't practice being Catholic but like the idea of saying they are Catholic.

Very easy to not have to deal with religion

JackBurton
02-04-2017, 07:51 AM
I dug the Accountant. It kind of fell under the radar. Good thriller. Although not the most difficult acting from Affleck.

Habsy
02-04-2017, 09:05 AM
I was raised Lutheran


THE HORRORS!
A German Lutheran? How cliche.

That's like being Greek and being Orthodox.

MyNameIsJonas
02-04-2017, 10:06 AM
Things ive recently seen

Manchester By The Sea

Most depressing movie i've seen in a while with stellar performances from Casey Affleck and Co

Fences

Very well done, but extemely dialogue driven. You can tell it's a play, sometimes there will be 30 mins of dialogue without pause

Moonlight

Well shot, well acted, story well told. Hit!

The Founder

Very good, but can't help but wonder if could have been better with a bit more of an edge

Lion

Another tear jerker but well done.
Dev Patel is on my list of people i'd leave Deck for.

Habsy
02-04-2017, 10:40 AM
Are you a chick?

MyNameIsJonas
02-04-2017, 10:45 AM
Are you a chick?

Mostly No

JackBurton
02-04-2017, 11:13 AM
BTW, I was confused about the new Netflix show, Santa Clarita Diet. I did not think it looked good or cared about it. Now I've read a review and it is not at all what I expected and want to see it.
Timothy Olyphant should be a much bigger star than he is.

MyNameIsJonas
02-04-2017, 11:19 AM
BTW, I was confused about the new Netflix show, Santa Clarita Diet. I did not think it looked good or cared about it. Now I've read a review and it is not at all what I expected and want to see it.
Timothy Olyphant should be a much bigger star than he is.

Justified is awesome

Heard he's a dick though

JackBurton
02-04-2017, 09:41 PM
Passengers starts out strong and then falls apart. Pratt's character does something so terrible it's funny to see the film try to justify it the rest of the way.

Habsy
02-04-2017, 09:42 PM
I warned you guys about that one. Sucks.

I'm watching Arrivals right now. Slow plotted.

Habspatrol
02-04-2017, 10:59 PM
Watched War Dogs last night. Was actually a lot better than I expected. Pretty solid.

Habsy
02-05-2017, 12:21 AM
I enjoyed it too. Saw it in the theater. There's a theater near me that has wait staff to serve you in theater and full bar. Best way to watch a movie.

Bleedsblue&white
02-05-2017, 08:26 AM
Everybody catch the Vikings finale?

I'm happy.

Habsy
02-05-2017, 09:05 AM
I'd discuss it but it would be spoiler alert. Technically that deal isn't valid.

Habsy
02-05-2017, 10:00 AM
Just watched The Night Before. Somehow I missed that one. It was funny. I loved the scene when Anthony Mackie breaks out his cell phone right as a fight is going to start and the guy says "shit just got real". Too funny.

BKerr
02-05-2017, 10:09 AM
Watched inferno. It was crap

MyNameIsJonas
02-05-2017, 10:23 AM
Just watched The Night Before. Somehow I missed that one. It was funny. I loved the scene when Anthony Mackie breaks out his cell phone right as a fight is going to start and the guy says "shit just got real". Too funny.

She Home Alone'd Me

Habsy
02-05-2017, 10:25 AM
The Jewish guy just crucified the Messiah!

LeafGm
02-05-2017, 10:31 AM
Everybody catch the Vikings finale?

I'm happy.


I'd discuss it but it would be spoiler alert. Technically that deal isn't valid.
Well, I'll discuss it. I mean, if you want to avoid spoilers of recently-aired TV shows, this is generally a thread you stay away from.

Still, I'll throw in a disclaimer:


----------------VIKINGS SPOILERS BELOW---------------------------


But yeah, I enjoyed the finale. No doubt that the "deal" for East Anglia is one final ploy by Ecbert. By abdicating the crown shortly before the Vikings arrive, the deal he signed has no legal force whatsoever, which was the whole point for the Vikings. Though why they would care about English legal rights, I'm not really sure. In their culture, taking something away from somebody by force = you now having the legal right to it.

The one thing I didn't really like is Sigurd getting killed off. I don't really see the point of it, and it goes against history probably more than anything else they've done so far, since the real-life Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye went on to become a King of England & Denmark. I guess you could say it was a plot device to drive the brothers apart and establish that Ivar's totally insane, but I still don't think it was overkill.

Still, I like where the show's headed. We're going to see more of Bjorn's adventures in the Mediterranean, and I assume King Harald will finally openly move against Lagertha and/or the Lothbroks. And then at least some of the sons, Ivar in particular, will be staying to wage war in England and come up against the warrior Bishop they teased at the end of the episode (played by the same actor who played Henry the Eighth in "The Tudors").

JackBurton
02-05-2017, 10:45 AM
Watched inferno. It was crap

I did think that final sequence was well done and had a lot of tension.
I have not big a big fan of the entire franchise. I still like Inferno+Angels and Demons better than Da Vinci Code.

BKerr
02-05-2017, 11:03 AM
The final sequence was ok... but it was completely changed from the book.

There were also not near enough puzzles in the movie. It seemed to jump too quickly

Habsy
02-05-2017, 11:11 AM
Well, I'll discuss it. I mean, if you want to avoid spoilers of recently-aired TV shows, this is generally a thread you stay away from.

Still, I'll throw in a disclaimer:


----------------VIKINGS SPOILERS BELOW---------------------------


But yeah, I enjoyed the finale. No doubt that the "deal" for East Anglia is one final ploy by Ecbert. By abdicating the crown shortly before the Vikings arrive, the deal he signed has no legal force whatsoever, which was the whole point for the Vikings. Though why they would care about English legal rights, I'm not really sure. In their culture, taking something away from somebody by force = you now having the legal right to it.

The one thing I didn't really like is Sigurd getting killed off. I don't really see the point of it, and it goes against history probably more than anything else they've done so far, since the real-life Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye went on to become a King of England & Denmark. I guess you could say it was a plot device to drive the brothers apart and establish that Ivar's totally insane, but I still don't think it was overkill.

Still, I like where the show's headed. We're going to see more of Bjorn's adventures in the Mediterranean, and I assume King Harald will finally openly move against Lagertha and/or the Lothbroks. And then at least some of the sons, Ivar in particular, will be staying to wage war in England and come up against the warrior Bishop they teased at the end of the episode (played by the same actor who played Henry the Eighth in "The Tudors").
Yeah that is pretty much where I am too. One other thing you didn't mention was the way Eckbert died. No devout Christian would commit suicide as the belief is you can't go to heaven if you do. To have him go out the Roman Senator way was a bit off IMO. The only thing I could think of is that Eckbert didn't want to go to heaven but meet up with Ragnar. Then again, suicide isn't a gateway to Valhalla either. It just didn't make sense to me why they would write that in that way.

Bleedsblue&white
02-05-2017, 11:58 AM
I think both Ragnar and Ecbert were atheists in the end, or at least they did not believe anything the gods' promised.

I too thought the extra death wasn't needed, unless they also plan to accentuate the divide between Ivar and his brothers.

Ecbert's plan is pretty well the same as last time...they'll be hit when they've settled.

JackBurton
02-05-2017, 07:04 PM
Anyone going to catch the new 24 after the Super bowl? Can't say I have much hope without Jack Bauer.

Habspatrol
02-05-2017, 07:12 PM
Anyone going to catch the new 24 after the Super bowl? Can't say I have much hope without Jack Bauer.

I've been going back and forth on this. I may wait to hear the reviews before deciding to watch.

zeke
02-05-2017, 07:51 PM
my previews analysis expertise suggests it is going to really, really suck.

Habsy
02-05-2017, 08:05 PM
Anyone going to catch the new 24 after the Super bowl? Can't say I have much hope without Jack Bauer.
I want to see a series of 24 where Trump is president. How many "wait what?" would be in the dialogue?

JackBurton
02-05-2017, 08:32 PM
Tony Almeida will return. No other cast though.

MyNameIsJonas
02-05-2017, 10:51 PM
30 mins or so into 24.

It's not engaging

It's cliche

The characters a dull

It has the potential to be laughably bad and boring at the same time.

I'll give it tonight and tomorrow to make a decision, but i very much doubt i keep this up.

Habspatrol
02-06-2017, 12:02 AM
Hidden Figures is solid. Enjoyed it quite a bit.

LeafOfFaith
02-06-2017, 12:10 AM
I hate remakes of old shows. 24 was a classic series, and it was all about Jack Bauer.

I couldn't keep watching after the first 30 minutes. If they were going to redo it, at the very least have Jack find a long lost son or something, and kill Jack after the second hour, making the rest of the season about the son's revenge mission, which happens to save the world. I mean, who the **** cares about this random black guy?

It's just a second rate rehash. Hope it's a one season and done series.

MyNameIsJonas
02-06-2017, 07:10 AM
I hate remakes of old shows. 24 was a classic series, and it was all about Jack Bauer.

I couldn't keep watching after the first 30 minutes. If they were going to redo it, at the very least have Jack find a long lost son or something, and kill Jack after the second hour, making the rest of the season about the son's revenge mission, which happens to save the world. I mean, who the **** cares about this random black guy?

It's just a second rate rehash. Hope it's a one season and done series.

Jesus that would be terrible plot

Long lost sons are awful

LeafGm
02-06-2017, 08:24 AM
Jesus that would be terrible plot

Long lost sons are awful
Man, imagine if they made a fourth Indiana Jones movie, with Indy's shitty long-lost son playing a co-starring role?

That would have been awful.

Habsy
02-06-2017, 08:25 AM
Man, imagine if they made a fourth Indiana Jones movie, with Indy's shitty long-lost son playing a co-starring role?

That would have been awful.
Even worse if they got Shia LeBeouf to play the son.

MindzEye
02-06-2017, 08:59 AM
Thank god that they would never make a movie like that though.

Artnes
02-06-2017, 09:15 AM
Even worse if they got Shia LeBeouf to play the son.

Guy is a nut job and I love him for it

zeke
02-06-2017, 09:39 AM
shia rules.

LeafOfFaith
02-06-2017, 09:52 AM
It'd be better than what they did.

But like all good shows that are over, they should've just left it alone.

MyNameIsJonas
02-06-2017, 10:42 AM
Even worse if they got Shia LeBeouf to play the son.

At least they wouldn't think to add Aliens.

JackBurton
02-06-2017, 05:59 PM
30 mins or so into 24.

It's not engaging

It's cliche

The characters a dull

It has the potential to be laughably bad and boring at the same time.

I'll give it tonight and tomorrow to make a decision, but i very much doubt i keep this up.

It is boring. It misses Kiefer badly. But aside from that, isn't it comical to try the "Mole at CTU" plotline AGAIN? If you've got a strike against you with no Jack Bauer. come up with some new ideas. Everything was recycled. There was a lot of stuff taken from the start of season 1 of 24 15 years ago. The tazer used on her own boss was ridiculous.

BKerr
02-06-2017, 06:02 PM
It is boring. It misses Kiefer badly. But aside from that, isn't it comical to try the "Mole at CTU" plotline AGAIN? If you've got a strike against you with no Jack Bauer. come up with some new ideas. Everything was recycled. There was a lot of stuff taken from the start of season 1 of 24 15 years ago. The tazer used on her own boss was ridiculous.

Was he proven to be a mole, or just suspected as one?

I honestly didn't think it was that bad. I didn't have high expectations due to no Jack Bauer, but I didn't think it was as awful as some are saying. Worth a chance IMO.

JackBurton
02-06-2017, 06:09 PM
Was he proven to be a mole, or just suspected as one?

I honestly didn't think it was that bad. I didn't have high expectations due to no Jack Bauer, but I didn't think it was as awful as some are saying. Worth a chance IMO.

Honestly, even bringing up a "Mole" as a storyline is so comical at this point whether he turned out to be one or not. Trump would burn CTU to the ground with all these Moles and leaks.

Why not for once just have someone working at CTU and facing a terrorist threat?

UWHabs
02-06-2017, 07:08 PM
Honestly, even bringing up a "Mole" as a storyline is so comical at this point whether he turned out to be one or not. Trump would burn CTU to the ground with all these Moles and leaks.

Why not for once just have someone working at CTU and facing a terrorist threat?

Spy shows love double agents, and they need some excuse to have some tension in the office. Without that, what are they going to do, track down terrorist threats, and then go back to the office showing people gossiping about last night's Bachelor episode while they're supposed to be working? "Damnit Chloe, she didn't deserve that rose!"

MyNameIsJonas
02-06-2017, 07:35 PM
It's hot garbage

I'll give it tonight at best, maybe not even that, Little Big League is on

Volcanologist
02-06-2017, 09:02 PM
At least they wouldn't think to add Aliens.

well, a xenomorph or two would've livened up that movie. but yes.

LeafOfFaith
02-06-2017, 09:11 PM
Honestly, even bringing up a "Mole" as a storyline is so comical at this point whether he turned out to be one or not. Trump would burn CTU to the ground with all these Moles and leaks.

Why not for once just have someone working at CTU and facing a terrorist threat?

+1

I wouldn't mind misleading the audience into thinking there was a mole again, and then having it not turn out to be the case.

But actually having one again is too predictable and boring.

BKerr
02-06-2017, 11:42 PM
+1

I wouldn't mind misleading the audience into thinking there was a mole again, and then having it not turn out to be the case.

But actually having one again is too predictable and boring.
After episode 2... the mole doesnt appear to be in ctu. Its elsewhere.

MyNameIsJonas
02-07-2017, 05:25 AM
After episode 2... the mole doesnt appear to be in ctu. Its elsewhere.

Never trust Gerald McRaney

Habsy
02-07-2017, 07:35 AM
I have it recorded. Decided to watch a movie last night instead.

Habspatrol
02-07-2017, 01:30 PM
The Founder was interesting. Worth the watch if you don't really know the story.

worm
02-07-2017, 04:30 PM
Can somebody explain The Big Game, Pro Football Championship, etc to me?


I get that super bowl is trademarked but what is the big deal?

UWHabs
02-07-2017, 04:34 PM
Can somebody explain The Big Game, Pro Football Championship, etc to me?


I get that super bowl is trademarked but what is the big deal?

If you say "Super Bowl' in an ad, you have to pay them some ungodly fee. So instead, advertisers create their own euphemisms for it.

JackBurton
02-12-2017, 07:16 PM
I laughed a heck of a lot with the odd Michael Bolton Sexy Valentine's Day Special. Good stuff. It's on Netflix

BG
02-14-2017, 09:42 AM
Premiere of Legion on FX, was STRONG! Noah Hawley (Fargo) is the showrunner, and wrote/directed the premiere.

8 episode run - might be worth waiting to binge.

Habspatrol
02-14-2017, 09:52 AM
The first episode was solid and it looks to be setting up to be really good.

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number17
02-14-2017, 09:52 AM
Just binge-watched Vikings Season 4b ... not bad at all. Now I'm looking forward to Season 5.

I'm kinda glad they finally killed off Ragnar ... he was getting a bit too 'insane' for me. Now he's gone the story can move on at a faster pace imo.

JackBurton
02-18-2017, 08:54 PM
I aw a Cure for Wellness tonight It's a movie that apparently is going to bomb hard at the boxoffice and isn't getting very good reviews from critics, but I think this could be a cult classic in a few years. It's beautifully shot, and has an originality to it that you almost never see in studio films anymore. It's a very long film (2 and a half hours), so it's a love it or hate it movie, but I liked it a lot.

Habspatrol
02-18-2017, 11:46 PM
I laughed a heck of a lot with the odd Michael Bolton Sexy Valentine's Day Special. Good stuff. It's on Netflix

Watched this tonight. Much funnier than I expected.

Habspatrol
02-18-2017, 11:48 PM
I aw a Cure for Wellness tonight It's a movie that apparently is going to bomb hard at the boxoffice and isn't getting very good reviews from critics, but I think this could be a cult classic in a few years. It's beautifully shot, and has an originality to it that you almost never see in studio films anymore. It's a very long film (2 and a half hours), so it's a love it or hate it movie, but I liked it a lot.

Is it available for download or did you see it in the theatre?

JackBurton
02-19-2017, 06:59 AM
Saw it in the theater. It'll probably be in theaters 1 more week with the pathetic turnout I saw on a Saturday.

JackBurton
02-19-2017, 03:27 PM
Gotta say, I'm one of the few that finds many Scorcesse films of the past 20 years very overrated, but Silence is terrific and not getting enough love. It's a joke it wasn't nominated for best film imo. Great epic movie.

JackBurton
02-22-2017, 07:12 PM
That horror film opening on Friday, Get Out is 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Even if it drops, it's going to likely be well over 90% positive, which is really rare for a film like this.

Habspatrol
02-22-2017, 10:01 PM
Jordan Peele wrote and directed it.

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MyNameIsJonas
02-23-2017, 12:16 AM
It looks very very original

worm
02-23-2017, 09:31 AM
trailer looked cool until the end

LeafOfFaith
02-23-2017, 10:58 AM
I saw a couple of episodes of The Missing season one on Starz. Is it worth continuing to the end? So far it's just run of the mill.

JackBurton
02-23-2017, 05:31 PM
Get Out is still 100% and it has 93 reviews. That's incredible.

Habspatrol
02-23-2017, 06:41 PM
Really liked Arrival. Some very original ideas for aliens, and very thought provoking in terms of language and time.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
02-24-2017, 07:17 AM
I aw a Cure for Wellness tonight It's a movie that apparently is going to bomb hard at the boxoffice and isn't getting very good reviews from critics, but I think this could be a cult classic in a few years. It's beautifully shot, and has an originality to it that you almost never see in studio films anymore. It's a very long film (2 and a half hours), so it's a love it or hate it movie, but I liked it a lot.

Hated it

SundinsTooth
02-24-2017, 07:44 AM
Hated it

http://iv1.lisimg.com/image/746763/202full-damon-wayans.jpg

BeLeafer
02-24-2017, 07:51 AM
I saw a couple of episodes of The Missing season one on Starz. Is it worth continuing to the end? So far it's just run of the mill.

I couldn't finish the first season. The lead character was just too annoying for me.

BeLeafer
02-24-2017, 07:52 AM
Gotta say, I'm one of the few that finds many Scorcesse films of the past 20 years very overrated, but Silence is terrific and not getting enough love. It's a joke it wasn't nominated for best film imo. Great epic movie.

Rarely like his films. I think the last one I liked was Raging Bull. The gratuitous and choreographed violence turns me off completely. I'm no pacifist. He just relies on it way too much but it is not unrelated to his popularity.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
02-24-2017, 08:47 AM
http://iv1.lisimg.com/image/746763/202full-damon-wayans.jpg

Hahahaha

zeke
02-24-2017, 09:08 AM
Rarely like his films. I think the last one I liked was Raging Bull. The gratuitous and choreographed violence turns me off completely. I'm no pacifist. He just relies on it way too much but it is not unrelated to his popularity.

eh, a mob film without real violence isn't realistic.

and he's proven h3 doesn't need it in Aviator, Hugo, King of Comedy, Last Temptation, etc.

JackBurton
02-24-2017, 05:18 PM
Hated it

A lot of people do. And what a bomb it is.

BeLeafer
02-24-2017, 05:52 PM
eh, a mob film without real violence isn't realistic.

and he's proven h3 doesn't need it in Aviator, Hugo, King of Comedy, Last Temptation, etc.

That's the thing. When he ventures out of his gritty NYC and gangster films, it just gets kinda forgettable (although King of Comedy was pretty good).

worm
02-25-2017, 01:33 PM
That's the thing. When he ventures out of his gritty NYC and gangster films, it just gets kinda forgettable (although King of Comedy was pretty good).

aviator is his best film

JackBurton
02-25-2017, 01:39 PM
aviator is his best film

I thought it was so overrated. Examine the film as it's Hughes flying a plane, crashing a plane,and going nutty from OCD. Repeat. Pretty much since Age of Innocence in 93' I find his films were overrated. Silence is a film not getting the usual ass-kissing. But it is great.

JackBurton
02-25-2017, 01:40 PM
Get Out is pretty good. Because of it's perfect rotten tomatoes score, it might make you expect it to be better. I did not think it was great, but it did have some well done, thought-provoking moments.

Habspatrol
02-25-2017, 02:04 PM
Goodfellas is my favorite Scorsese movie.

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axlsalinger
02-25-2017, 02:09 PM
Hard to argue with Goodfellas or Raging Bull, but I frickin' love The Aviator. Also King of Comedy.

zeke
02-25-2017, 02:29 PM
aviator was so good. so underrated.

hugo and last temptation too.

JackBurton
02-25-2017, 10:51 PM
aviator was so good. so underrated.

hugo and last temptation too.

Eh, Last Temptation had Brooklyn accents in it. The Passion was far better.

And Aviator was loved by almost everyone. Not underrated.

JackBurton
02-25-2017, 10:54 PM
Oscar predictions:
Casey Affleck for best actor
Isabelle Huppert for best actress (Most are picking Stone, this will be an upset)
Mahershala Ali best supporting actor for Moonlight
Viola Davis best supporting actress for Fences
LA La Land best film (And I did not like it at all)
Damien Chazelle best director for La La Land

MyNameIsJonas
02-26-2017, 09:26 AM
My upset is in the best supporting Actor slot, where Michael Shannon shocks the world.

JackBurton
02-26-2017, 09:30 AM
I love Shannon. He's got that creepy supporting guy thing going on. He's the new Chris Walken.
I loved Nocturnal Animals. One of the very best films of the year. I felt the most tension watching that than any other film last year.

MyNameIsJonas
02-26-2017, 09:34 AM
I love Shannon. He's got that creepy supporting guy thing going on. He's the new Chris Walken.
I loved Nocturnal Animals. One of the very best films of the year. I felt the most tension watching that than any other film last year.

He and Aaron Taylor Johnson gave my favorite supporting performances this year.

It's weak, Ali was good but barely in it, Bridges was just Bridges.

MyNameIsJonas
02-26-2017, 09:35 AM
Bill Paxton dead at 61

Habsy
02-26-2017, 09:41 AM
Wow. From what?

Aberdeen
02-26-2017, 09:43 AM
Guess we'll never see Club Dread 2.

MyNameIsJonas
02-26-2017, 09:43 AM
Complications from surgery

He was 61

JackBurton
02-26-2017, 09:44 AM
He and Aaron Taylor Johnson gave my favorite supporting performances this year.

It's weak, Ali was good but barely in it, Bridges was just Bridges.

Bridges mumbles now. That's his thing. I need subtitles onscreen when he speaks.

The best supporting performance last year was Ralph Fiennes in a Bigger Splash. Shocked he was not nominated. John Goodman should have as well for 10 Cloverfield Lane.

JackBurton
02-26-2017, 09:45 AM
Paxton was in so many sci-fi classics.

Please don't take Bill Pullman.

MyNameIsJonas
02-26-2017, 09:51 AM
In addition to his iconic roles, Paxton had many many fantastic support roles,like Frailty and Edge of Tomorrow.

Wish the world took shitty Bill Pullman instead

MyNameIsJonas
02-26-2017, 09:52 AM
another dark dark horse tonight could be Viggo Mortenson for Captain Fantastic

Hoss
02-26-2017, 05:17 PM
A very underrated film of Paxton is a simple plan with Billy Bob thorton. Great suspenseful movie


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JackBurton
02-26-2017, 06:18 PM
A very underrated film of Paxton is a simple plan with Billy Bob thorton. Great suspenseful movie


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I agree. I loved that film. I need to see it again. It's been years.

axlsalinger
02-26-2017, 11:09 PM
Wait. What?

CH1
02-26-2017, 11:12 PM
Wait. What?

Unf***ing believable. What an awkward moment handled gracefully by LaLaLand producers.

Kimmel was solid all night.

axlsalinger
02-26-2017, 11:15 PM
Yeah, Kimmel was really good. Warren Beatty, not so much.

CH1
02-26-2017, 11:17 PM
Yeah, Kimmel was really good. Warren Beatty, not so much.

But Faye read out the winner.

Anyway, I'm confused.

Metalleaf
02-26-2017, 11:18 PM
That was the best episode of Monday Night Raw I've ever seen.

axlsalinger
02-26-2017, 11:24 PM
http://i.imgur.com/n6iOoRL.jpg

CH1
02-26-2017, 11:25 PM
@AlbertBrooks
Because of tonights horrible Oscar mistake I have retained a lawyer to see if I won for DRIVE.

Metalleaf
02-26-2017, 11:28 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5pfxmDVAAAffMD.jpg:large

MindzEye
02-26-2017, 11:31 PM
So...for someone who ignores pop culture and only rubbernecks once in a while when shit has notably gone off the rails...what the **** happened?

CH1
02-26-2017, 11:33 PM
It looks like Beatty was handed the wrong envelope. Instead of Best Picture, he was given "Actress in a leading role". He was confused to see Emma Stone -- LaLaLa Land as the winner. Stumbled for a few seconda and then gave the envelope to Faye Dunaway to read the wrong movie.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5pfpkOWgAEFNsX.jpg

Metalleaf
02-26-2017, 11:34 PM
So...for someone who ignores pop culture and only rubbernecks once in a while when shit has notably gone off the rails...what the **** happened?

Warren Beattie couldn't read the card, so he gave to Faye Dunaway who announced La La Land as the winner erroneously. It wasn't until mid-way through La La Land's acceptance speech that they realized what happened to which the producer said: "By the way, we lost."

axlsalinger
02-26-2017, 11:36 PM
And then in the middle of the acceptance speech for La La Land, they announced the winner was actually Moonlight.

And chaos ensued.

axlsalinger
02-26-2017, 11:36 PM
Thanks, Obama.

CH1
02-26-2017, 11:37 PM
Warren Beattie couldn't read the card, so he gave to Faye Dunaway who announced La La Land as the winner erroneously. It wasn't until mid-way through La La Land's acceptance speech that they realized what happened to which the producer said: "By the way, we lost."

He could read the card -- but Emma Stone -- LaLaLand didn't make sense as best picture so he gave the card to Faye Dunaway in desperation.

Habsy
02-26-2017, 11:38 PM
Progressives.

MyNameIsJonas
02-26-2017, 11:43 PM
Would have been better if it happened to Matt Damon.

Or if they put Bill Pullman in the in Memorium

Metalleaf
02-26-2017, 11:43 PM
Conservatives trying to keep the Blacks from fully enjoying a historical night...or something.

MindzEye
02-26-2017, 11:43 PM
Thanks for the synopsis boys....

What a shit show.

Metalleaf
02-26-2017, 11:43 PM
Would have been better if it happened to Matt Damon.

Or if they put Bill Pullman in the in Memorium

Probably too soon to fix the video.

MyNameIsJonas
02-26-2017, 11:44 PM
So...for someone who ignores pop culture and only rubbernecks once in a while when shit has notably gone off the rails...what the **** happened?

It sounds like someone handed Warren Beatty an already used envelope for Best Actress for some ungodly reason, and he went with it

Metalleaf
02-26-2017, 11:44 PM
Thanks for the synopsis boys....

What a shit show.

One for the ages.

CH1
02-26-2017, 11:46 PM
insta-meme

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5pgC-UVAAIiXy_.jpg

axlsalinger
02-27-2017, 12:06 AM
jomny sun Verified account‏@jonnysun 24m24 minutes ago

THIS IS THE RESULT OF OUR PROPER TIMELINE SHINING THRU THE SEAMS OF THE ALTERNATE REALITY WE FELL INTO AS THE UNIVERSE TRIES TO SELF-CORRECT

CH1
02-27-2017, 12:07 AM
Rewatching some of the footage, the behind the scenes action when LaLa Land producers start their speech while some oscar officials tell the rest of the producers they didn't win is pretty surreal.

One of the producers, after realizing he had lost still takes the mic and uses the platform to thank his wife and his papa & mama before saying "we lost by the way". Pretty douchey. Another producer classily intervenes and does the right thing by informing the audience.

Metalleaf
02-27-2017, 12:22 AM
I'd be pretty douchey too if I was told I'd won something that big and then in an instant be told that no it was a mistake.

CH1
02-27-2017, 12:26 AM
I'd be really upset... but I wouldn't keep the pretense going by giving my prepared speech and than saying "we lost by the way." (confusing a billion people watching)

I really liked how the other producer stepped in despite being extremely disappointed and overwhelmed himself. Not an easy thing to do.

Metalleaf
02-27-2017, 12:35 AM
Spotlight
Moonlight
.....light?

TheCountofMonteCristo
02-27-2017, 12:46 AM
Live TV rules

Habspatrol
02-27-2017, 01:05 AM
It sounds like someone handed Warren Beatty an already used envelope for Best Actress for some ungodly reason, and he went with it
It seems that there are two sets of cards. One at each side of the stage... It gives the producers some versatility. I guess they changed on the fly.

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JohnnyHolmes
02-27-2017, 01:19 AM
Bill Paxton dead at 61

**** you 2017!!!

One of my favorite roles of his was older brother Chet in Weird Science.

Sad.

JohnnyHolmes
02-27-2017, 01:23 AM
Damn. Looks like Wapner kicked as well.

Artnes
02-27-2017, 07:02 AM
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worm
02-27-2017, 09:10 AM
He could read the card -- but Emma Stone -- LaLaLand didn't make sense as best picture so he gave the card to Faye Dunaway in desperation.

Beaty was acting weird when he had the card. I am thinking what is wrong with him.

But once they announced the real winner it all made sense. I went back and watched it again.

He sees the card is wrong. He looks into the envelope to see if there is another card. Nothing.

He slowly says the winner is .... looks around ... for BEST PICTURE.... (seemed to be trying to get somebody's attention as he looked off to the side of the stage) ... I think he then tried to get Faye to understand why he was pausing by showing her. But much like most of us we were like just read the winner already so she blurted it out. Of course he should have said "this card is for best actresses" but I guess he was thinking that the staff realized the error and were going to come out and hand him the real envelope but when he showed Faye what the problem was she just read it out.

Class by the one producer to tell moonlight then won and then call them his friends.

I feel it was a good thing that it happened to La La Land because they won a bunch of awards and there was a large group of them up there.

worm
02-27-2017, 09:13 AM
Rewatching some of the footage, the behind the scenes action when LaLa Land producers start their speech while some oscar officials tell the rest of the producers they didn't win is pretty surreal.

One of the producers, after realizing he had lost still takes the mic and uses the platform to thank his wife and his papa & mama before saying "we lost by the way". Pretty douchey. Another producer classily intervenes and does the right thing by informing the audience.

agreed

spoiled Hollywood brat

during the speech I was wondering where ryan gosling was (I assume he was off camera but on the stage .... or he was in on it)

hockeylover
02-27-2017, 09:28 AM
agreed

spoiled Hollywood brat

during the speech I was wondering where ryan gosling was (I assume he was off camera but on the stage .... or he was in on it)

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worm
02-27-2017, 09:30 AM
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Yep. In on it.

Apparently he was consoling Faye as well (or they were both in on it)

CH1
02-27-2017, 09:36 AM
Beaty was acting weird when he had the card. I am thinking what is wrong with him.



Me too. I wrongly assumed he was a bit hammered when he struggled to read the card. He was in a tough position. He kind of looked around for help before handing the card to Faye.

mbow30
02-27-2017, 09:45 AM
Me too. I wrongly assumed he was a bit hammered when he struggled to read the card. He was in a tough position. He kind of looked around for help before handing the card to Faye.

If anything it proves that the beatty-Hollywood tough guy thing is a facade.

CH1
02-27-2017, 09:49 AM
If anything it proves that the beatty-Hollywood tough guy thing is a facade.

He's 80 years old.

mbow30
02-27-2017, 09:54 AM
So is faye dunaway.

CH1
02-27-2017, 07:00 PM
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JackBurton
02-27-2017, 07:09 PM
What a class act that producer was. He could not have handled it better.

Habspatrol
02-27-2017, 07:12 PM
Definitely.

BKerr
03-04-2017, 01:33 AM
Logan... brilliant.

Just end the xmen franchise here. Nothing more to be done with them. This should be the ending

Bleedsblue&white
03-04-2017, 10:35 AM
I'm hoping it's a turning point in the super-hero genre.

Habspatrol
03-04-2017, 12:28 PM
Watched Moonlight a few days ago. It was a good movie but there's no way it should have won best picture. It was nowhere near as good as Hacksaw Ridge, Hidden Figures or Arrival. Also, Mahershala Ali had like 8 minutes of screen time. How he won best supporting actor is beyond me. He was excellent in the role but barely in it.

number17
03-04-2017, 04:20 PM
I watched Logan too ... been a long time X-men fan and while I think it's about time we end the Wolverine saga, I am not as high on the movie as the reviews are.

It's a decent movie, I'd give it 3 stars but no more than that. It's NOT an action movie at all either, so there's really no reason to watch it at the theatre.

Jackman delivered great acting for the movie though, as did the little girl. It's just I felt the movie was really long (and it was, but it felt long too) and that it drags a little at times. I also don't like how the movie, even as a standalone WOlverine movie, kinda departs from some of the elements consistent with earlier x-men / wolverine movies.

Wait for BD, and I think I'd be happier with the movie.

Metalleaf
03-05-2017, 10:16 AM
Logan takes in $85.3M in first weekend. Biggest for an R-rated film in March.

JackBurton
03-05-2017, 10:34 AM
Watched Moonlight a few days ago. It was a good movie but there's no way it should have won best picture. It was nowhere near as good as Hacksaw Ridge, Hidden Figures or Arrival. Also, Mahershala Ali had like 8 minutes of screen time. How he won best supporting actor is beyond me. He was excellent in the role but barely in it.

Not to get too political, but I think the voters were trying to make up for last year's controversy.
The issue was never Academy voters not nominating non-White actors, it was the lack of good scripts and parts for non White actors. It starts at the planning stages for these movies. It's not the voters.
It feels forced now.

Metalleaf
03-05-2017, 11:21 AM
Best picture always goes to the movie with a message though.

Habspatrol
03-05-2017, 11:52 AM
Not to get too political, but I think the voters were trying to make up for last year's controversy.
The issue was never Academy voters not nominating non-White actors, it was the lack of good scripts and parts for non White actors. It starts at the planning stages for these movies. It's not the voters.
It feels forced now.
They could have picked Hidden Figures which was a better movie imo. That said, I'm not as astute as real film buffs. Moonlight was a good movie though.

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JackBurton
03-05-2017, 11:52 AM
I really hate how they think a movie with a message and a "Serious" film must win awards.
Some of the Oscar winners from the 80's are so forgettable now.
Comedic performances are so ignored.

Habspatrol
03-05-2017, 11:55 AM
Best picture always goes to the movie with a message though.
Hidden Figures had a more powerful/important message imo.

number17
03-05-2017, 08:19 PM
So does Hacksaw Ridge.

But this is the Oscars, it's always political especially for the major award.

Habsy
03-05-2017, 08:30 PM
Just watched Hacksaw Ridge again tonight. Great flick.

Habsy
03-05-2017, 10:01 PM
Anyone watch walking dead tonight? They've come a long way from season 1.

"You're leaving me 8"

"Come on, you can do 8"

:lol

MyNameIsJonas
03-05-2017, 10:16 PM
I've been underwealmed this season since the opener.

It's been alot of wash rinse repeat IMO, especially with Negan and Negan Jr

Habspatrol
03-05-2017, 10:26 PM
I'm digging this season for the most part.

worm
03-06-2017, 09:42 AM
Watched Moonlight a few days ago. It was a good movie but there's no way it should have won best picture. It was nowhere near as good as Hacksaw Ridge, Hidden Figures or Arrival. Also, Mahershala Ali had like 8 minutes of screen time. How he won best supporting actor is beyond me. He was excellent in the role but barely in it.

all a matter of opinion

it was much better than Arrival and Hidden Figures (never saw hacksaw ridge) but it was not better than Lion or La La Land imo


supporting actor/actress category had a lot of small part people nominated

do not think the time in a movie needs to be that long to be considered - the award has got away from its true core - like the selke somehow became an offensive award

TheCountofMonteCristo
03-06-2017, 02:13 PM
I know most of you aren't network TV types, but does anyone watch Designated Survivor? I finally caught up on the first half of the season and damn, nice conspiracy about a coup d'état. Should be interesting to see how the second half of season 1 goes.

I also note season 5 I believe of The Americans starts tomorrow.

anne25
03-06-2017, 03:19 PM
I have been watching Designated Survivor. It's not "must see" TV but so far has been entertaining. Looking forward to where the the second half of the season leads.

Habsy
03-06-2017, 03:40 PM
My wife and I watch that. It's ok.

TheCountofMonteCristo
03-06-2017, 04:36 PM
My wife and I watch that. It's ok.

Agent Wells is hot as is Special Advisor Rhodes as played by Italia Ricci from Toronto area

JackBurton
03-06-2017, 04:55 PM
I can't see Kiefer as anything but Jack Bauer now.

JackBurton
03-06-2017, 04:57 PM
I've been underwealmed this season since the opener.

It's been alot of wash rinse repeat IMO, especially with Negan and Negan Jr

It is their worst season. They had a roof collapse under them last night and it brought me back to another season when that exact thing happened.

blkngldbabe
03-06-2017, 06:33 PM
I have been digging designated survivor as well.

JackBurton
03-06-2017, 07:48 PM
They film it in Toronto. My sister in law met Kiefer on a break from filming on Friday.

Altair
03-06-2017, 08:03 PM
I know most of you aren't network TV types, but does anyone watch Designated Survivor? I finally caught up on the first half of the season and damn, nice conspiracy about a coup d'état. Should be interesting to see how the second half of season 1 goes.

I also note season 5 I believe of The Americans starts tomorrow.

It been good, I'm not liking how they weren't ready to go after the Christmas break though, it's a long time between episodes at this point.

I hear they had issues with their producers though, so I'll cut them a little slack.

They could not have launched that show in a better year though. I don't think a lot of people would mind if the president and every branch of government died and everything had to start from scratch no matter who won in November.

I hope they find a way to continue on that theme because the more it goes on the more it becomes the west wing.

hairnova
03-07-2017, 08:38 AM
Yeah I like Designated Survivor too. Happy it's back tomorrow.