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Old 01-28-2015, 01:08 PM   #421
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The Raven - watch it
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I recently watched Episode 1 of The Honourable Woman, a BBC miniseries starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as Nessa Stein, a British-Israeli baroness whose arms dealer father was assassinated in front of her when she was a young girl, and who now runs the family business. It's quite a gripping thriller so far and has garnered good reviews.
I finished watching this (the 8th episode) just this week. It was pretty intense. I found I could only watch one episode at a time. You had to concentrate to pick up the subtle cues and I am still a bit confused.

I am going to try something less depressing next. I watched episode 1 of Foyle's War (90 minutes) and enjoyed it.
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:11 PM   #423
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Flame and Citron - watch it
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The Caller - watch it
The Taking of Deborah Logan - watch it
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Filmmaker Stephen Kessler is shocked to discover in 2008 that his childhood hero is still alive and well, living a sober life in Canada and performing in modest venues. Paul Williams: Still Alive is the story of the journey that followed.
http://instantwatcher.com/titles/200256

I rated it 4 Stars.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:31 PM   #425
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Filmmaker Stephen Kessler is shocked to discover in 2008 that his childhood hero is still alive and well, living a sober life in Canada and performing in modest venues. Paul Williams: Still Alive is the story of the journey that followed.
http://instantwatcher.com/titles/200256

I rated it 4 Stars.

Target2019 thanks for the suggestion. I just finished watching the documentary on Paul Williams and would give it 4 1/2 stars. I gave it an extra half of a star because I just realized I he lives about 10 minutes from me.


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Target2019 thanks for the suggestion. I just finished watching the documentary on Paul Williams and would give it 4 1/2 stars. I gave it an extra half of a star because I just realized I he lives about 10 minutes from me.
Paul Williams would probably invite you in. It is ironic that the writer of so many huge hits lives in an average house, and stills works @75.

I found that documentary on the twitter feed for @iw_popular. This is a link that goes to a similar tweet for The Verdict: https://twitter.com/iw_popular/statu...109197313?s=09

In that tweet you see the movie and actors, followed by a link to the instantwatcher.com page for the Netflix movie. There is a longer movie description and usually 1 or 2 ratings.

After you follow, most days there is a string of 20 tweets about what's on netflix. Not sure what their methodology is for these 20. But I usually get to an interesting find in a few clicks.
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"A Good Marriage" is a surprisingly good thriller, based on a Stephen King story so you know there aregoing to be some plot twists.
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We watched Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy last night. It was good, but a bit hard to follow.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) - IMDb
It would have helped if we'd read the book first, I think.
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"A Good Marriage" is a surprisingly good thriller, based on a Stephen King story so you know there aregoing to be some plot twists.
Yes! thanks I liked it
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Watched 3 Days to Kill (2014) - IMDb Kevin Costner, Amber Heard.

Excitement, humor, suspense, etc. all rolled into one.

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We watched Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy last night. It was good, but a bit hard to follow.
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It would have helped if we'd read the book first, I think.
The book is wonderfully written. One feels a bit in the fog reading it too. So yes, some plot familiarity helps. I'd also recommend the very atmospheric 1980 PBS Miniseries version with Alec Guinness and other great British actors on DVD:
Netflix - DVD: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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Paul Williams would probably invite you in. It is ironic that the writer of so many huge hits lives in an average house, and stills works @75.

I would guess his house is around $2 million or so. It doesn't look large but location, location, location.



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Valentín is a 2002 Argentine-French-Italian drama film written and directed by Alejandro Agresti. The film features Rodrigo Noya as Valentín and Carmen Maura as the grandmother. Director Alejandro Agresti also stars as Valentín's father.

The story revolves around the world of an eight-year-old boy, Valentín (Noya), who dreams of one day becoming an astronaut. While caught in the middle of his family, he attempts to better the bewildering world around him.
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Just watched a great time travel SciFi movie on Google Play.
Predestination
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2397535/

Based on a Heinlein short story from the fifties. Good acting and a good movie considering it is a small budget Aussie made film. There are two twists. Figured out the first immediately but didn't see the second coming.

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Okay, had to sign up for a free trial on Amazon Prime to watch, but we've started the Bosch series, based on the book series by Michael Connelly. Great fun, and perfect casting for the role of Harry Bosch. Definitely recommended if you like his books.

Though I must say that the casting for his Lincoln Lawyer movie was oh-so-perfect, what with it being Matthew McConnoughey. Whew. I'd watch him paint a fence. Hopefully in summer. In Texas.
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I've kept reading on here people mentioning House of Cards. I didn't even know what it was about.

We finally enabled Netflix and started watching it. And OMG it's awesome! I don't even like political shows set in Washington DC (too close to news reality), but I love this! Had no idea Kevin Spacey was the lead.
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I've kept reading on here people mentioning House of Cards. I didn't even know what it was about.

We finally enabled Netflix and started watching it. And OMG it's awesome! I don't even like political shows set in Washington DC (too close to news reality), but I love this! Had no idea Kevin Spacey was the lead.
You might say that, but I couldn't possibly comment.
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I've kept reading on here people mentioning House of Cards. I didn't even know what it was about.

We finally enabled Netflix and started watching it. And OMG it's awesome! I don't even like political shows set in Washington DC (too close to news reality), but I love this! Had no idea Kevin Spacey was the lead.
If you like it, the original BBC version is also available on Netflix. I really, really liked the original so it was with some trepidation that I watched the US version but was very pleasantly surprised to find it is also excellent.
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If you like it, the original BBC version is also available on Netflix. I really, really liked the original so it was with some trepidation that I watched the US version but was very pleasantly surprised to find it is also excellent.
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Both excellent; the stories are parallel but the cultural context is very different.
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