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Old 12-18-2015, 11:38 AM   #681
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What will they think of next! They should add an option to rather than pause your show to zap you to wake you up.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:42 AM   #682
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Haven't watched yet, but gets very high ratings. German.

#5 Phoenix (2014): Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf, Trystan Pütter, Michael Maertens #netflix tinyurl.com/pd4c852
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Watched it last night. Pretty good.
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:01 PM   #683
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Saw "Ida" on DVD today. About a Polish nun who is informed of her real ancestry one day (Jewish) and has to decide whether to stay a nun. Subplots too, of course. Takes place in post WW2 Poland. Great photography in black and white. Beautiful stark scenes of Poland. It is worth watching for the cinematography alone, and the story and acting are well done also. I really enjoyed it.
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:11 PM   #684
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I have been watching more subtitled movies:

Ida (2013) is a stark Polish movie in monochrome, set in the early 1960s, about a young nun who researches her family history with her alcoholic aunt, who is wonderfully depicted by Agata Kulesza. Ida faces a lifechanging dilemma. The cinematography and atmosphere are beautiful. Excellent movie. 5 stars.
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Saw "Ida" on DVD today. About a Polish nun who is informed of her real ancestry one day (Jewish) and has to decide whether to stay a nun. Subplots too, of course. Takes place in post WW2 Poland. Great photography in black and white. Beautiful stark scenes of Poland. It is worth watching for the cinematography alone, and the story and acting are well done also. I really enjoyed it.
Told you so in November 2014!
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Old 12-18-2015, 10:17 PM   #685
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In case you tend to fall asleep while watching TV, Netflix has published plans for socks that will pause your show when you fall asleep.

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But how will I get my big toe into the socket to recharge the things? Bet they didn't think that through.
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But how will I get my big toe into the socket to recharge the things? Bet they didn't think that through.

Netflix socks use an Arduino trinket combined with a accelerometer and wide angle IR LTDs. Pretty slick stuff.

Because the Arduino is often in sleep mode it does not use much energy. If the socks had to shock the user awake, a much bigger battery would be needed making the socks uncomfortable, I would think.


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Told you so in November 2014!
Great movie, wasn't it? I was half way through it before I realized they weren't speaking English. I always put the subtitles on because my hearing is so awful.
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:26 AM   #688
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Great movie, wasn't it? I was half way through it before I realized they weren't speaking English. I always put the subtitles on because my hearing is so awful.

Think I've had Ida on my watch list for too long. Have to watch the movie this weekend.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:31 PM   #689
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Dectectorists. Sweet and quirky but not sappy. British of course.
Slice of life characters but not in your face over the top types.
I finished watching Season two of Broadchurch and needed something a bit lighter.
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I have been watching Sherlock. Each episode is ~86 minutes long, and I find it sufficiently intense that I sometimes need to take a break. It's growing on me. The most recent episode that I watched, Episode 1, Series 3, was the best so far.
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I have been watching Sherlock. Each episode is ~86 minutes long, and I find it sufficiently intense that I sometimes need to take a break. It's growing on me. The most recent episode that I watched, Episode 1, Series 3, was the best so far.
Agreed that Season 3, episode 1 was the best so far - super intense and excellent. I also have to space watching each episode into small pieces.

episode 2 will give you a break.
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anyone watched Two Step? it's pretty good
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We finishd Last Tango in Halifax, series 3 last night--I thought it was the best season. Supposedly series 4 is coming out this year still in the UK but I cannot find much info about it.

Nicola Walker, the randy daughter, is also in River on Netflix so we will start that next. She is also in Unforgotten but I don't think that's available on Netflix or elsewhere at this point.
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River was just excellant. A bit dark, but stick with it. Great character study.
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River was just excellant. A bit dark, but stick with it. Great character study.
We hear really good things about it! Funny article comparing River with Unforgotten: Who's the best new TV cop: River's Nicola Walker or Unforgotten's Nicola Walker? | Television & radio | The Guardian
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anyone watched Two Step? it's pretty good
We just watched it a couple of days ago. Good acting all the way through. My hands got sweaty watching some parts of the movie, which is a good indication that it was a good movie.
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We just watched it a couple of days ago. Good acting all the way through. My hands got sweaty watching some parts of the movie, which is a good indication that it was a good movie.
I kept thinking - man I recognize Bobby (they guy with the Harley) - turns out it's Jesse Dayton (Hardcharger) - I grew up in Houston listening to his band the Road Kings

Dale Watson (the bartender) did most of the music I think
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Just saw Skeleton Twins on DVD. I liked it, I guess because I was in the mood for some Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader.
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One of my hockeymates who is a urologist suggested 'Scrotal Recall' which we all thought would be a riveting Fantastic Voyage meets vas deferens drama but turns out to be a British comedy. Seems most of the group of hockey players enjoyed it. I'm not sure that is the kind of endorsement people are looking for but I thought it was funny. If you like that sort of thing.
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I finished watching Season two of Broadchurch and needed something a bit lighter.
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