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Old 10-06-2015, 04:34 AM   #581
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So I finally watched Barbarella. Teen boy dream movie I guess. It was actually pretty good, if you are in the mood for late 1960s sci fi and seeing a young Jane Fonda nekkid.

We were scraping the barrel a bit after being flooded in for four days, what can I say?
Hopefully the water pulls back soon and you're able to restock.

I just started watching Luther, another BBC series. Edgy, very enjoyable so far.
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:59 PM   #582
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2001: A Space Odyssey just showed up on stream. Was on DVD only.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:05 PM   #583
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2001: A Space Odyssey just showed up on stream. Was on DVD only.
Wow, I was a senior in high school when that came out. I remember seeing it at a drive-in theater.
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Wow, I was a senior in high school when that came out. I remember seeing it at a drive-in theater.
And you actually watched it?
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:21 PM   #585
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Totally, totally, totally enjoyed the Ian Fleming series. What a story!

Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond (2014)
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And you actually watched it?
Oh, yeah. I was/am a science fiction fan. I don't remember if anyone was with me.
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I finally rented Mad Max, Fury Road. This is a movie better watched at a real theater, but I did learn some tips for dealing with aggressive drivers.
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I recall on of my kids who watched referred to it as the worst movie ever. Given the original.... it sounded about right to me.
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The Borgias on Netflix

I couldn't get into it at first. But recently I have been working on photos I took of Renaissance castles in France and they inspired me to start watching again, particularly as the visual presentation of the series is fantastic - outstanding sets and costumes. Everybody looks like they stepped out of an Italian historical painting and the locations look like many buildings I have visited.

Starting out season one the dialog seemed a bit silly and pretentious. But after a few episodes, the series really took off. I came to appreciate some of the actors a lot more.

Season Two - and wow, they really kicked it up a notch - actors and plots. The episodes are imaginative and riveting! Really great stuff.

They play fast and loose with plenty of the historical details in the interest of a good plot line - yet on the other hand, they really present a lot of important historical things of the times. The broader historical events are more or less correct.

This is a fascinating time period - the beginning of the Italian Wars (1494-1498) - started by an invasion by French King Charles VIII, really changed the history of the rest of Europe in significant ways. The French took back with them the Italian Renaissance art and artisans - what I saw in our visits to the French Chateaux. It was also the time of the discovery of the new world, and upon returning from their defeat of the Kingdom of Naples, the French brought back and spread an extremely virulent form of syphilis to the rest of Europe. The French called it the Neapolitan Disease, the rest of Europe called it the French Pox. Savoranola is preaching Fire and Brimstone in Florence, especially against the corrupt church, but Martin Luther has not yet posted his 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenburg (1517). So Europe is just on the cusp of the reformation that will provoke major political changes and wars over the next several centuries.
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The Borgias on Netflix

I couldn't get into it at first. But recently I have been working on photos I took of Renaissance castles in France and they inspired me to start watching again, particularly as the visual presentation of the series is fantastic - outstanding sets and costumes. Everybody looks like they stepped out of an Italian historical painting and the locations look like many buildings I have visited.

Starting out season one the dialog seemed a bit silly and pretentious. But after a few episodes, the series really took off. I came to appreciate some of the actors a lot more.

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They play fast and loose with plenty of the historical details in the interest of a good plot line - yet on the other hand, they really present a lot of important historical things of the times. The broader historical events are more or less correct.

This is a fascinating time period - the beginning of the Italian Wars (1494-1498) - started by an invasion by French King Charles VIII, really changed the history of the rest of Europe in significant ways. The French took back with them the Italian Renaissance art and artisans - what I saw in our visits to the French Chateaux. It was also the time of the discovery of the new world, and upon returning from their defeat of the Kingdom of Naples, the French brought back and spread an extremely virulent form of syphilis to the rest of Europe. The French called it the Neapolitan Disease, the rest of Europe called it the French Pox. Savoranola is preaching Fire and Brimstone in Florence, especially against the corrupt church, but Martin Luther has not yet posted his 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenburg (1517). So Europe is just on the cusp of the reformation that will provoke major political changes and wars over the next several centuries.
That's good to know. I may revisit it now. I enjoy period films more than any others as a rule, but I just couldn't get into this one. May have to just struggle through a few episodes.
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Pretty fun little time travel movie.

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I don't know if it has been mentioned in one of the 591 posts to this thread, but "Chef" is an undiscovered jewel.
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Old 10-30-2015, 06:36 AM   #594
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"Mad Max: Fury Road" was fantastic. It's way better than it needs to be for what it is.


My recommendation is "Ex Machina." It's on Netflix (in Canada at least - I presume the US too). It's a bit of a slow burn, but it's the best AI movie I've ever seen. If you're at all interested in technology, and the implications of AI on the future, it's definitely worth a watch. Very entertaining.
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I subscribe to this thread as I'm more into watching movies than tv series but have to say that many suggestions so far, I'm unable to get though Netflix Canada. Pricing has gone up this month for new subscribers, (Oct/2016 for existing) but we still pay the same as US. Netflix yet we have much less content.

This simply isn't fair and I'm jealous. I'm gonna go cry for a minute.
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I subscribe to this thread as I'm more into watching movies than tv series but have to say that many suggestions so far, I'm unable to get though Netflix Canada. Pricing has gone up this month for new subscribers, (Oct/2016 for existing) but we still pay the same as US. Netflix yet we have much less content.

This simply isn't fair and I'm jealous. I'm gonna go cry for a minute.
Try this:

https://www2.unotelly.com/home
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I don't know if it has been mentioned in one of the 591 posts to this thread, but "Chef" is an undiscovered jewel.
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Great show.
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For a good time travel movie try "Predestination" with Ethan Hawke. Trippy premise and some decent acting.
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Just saw Big Eyes on Netflix DVD, really well done and based on real life events.
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Watched "The Others" with Nicole Kidman. Great for Halloween and not too scary.
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