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  • WOM
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    We enjoyed Dracula, the 3-parter on Netflix. It was corny AF in parts, but a fun take on an exhausted genre.

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  • San Bernardhinault
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    I enjoyed The House. There are usually one or two comedies a year in that vein that are better than expected. Game Night and Long Shot come to mind as recent ones.

    I watched the first half if Midsommar a couple of nights ago - it was atmospheric and looked great, but I got bored. It was the atmosphere of Wicker Man, but felt like less was going on.

    Then yesterday I watched The Aeronauts which was OK. It had some nice vertiginous sequences. There’s not a lot of substance to it, and sometimes some scenes of the balloon looked like Wes Anderson outtakes, and it had a bit of that Anderson cartoony quality at times. But it was on OK way to spend a couple of hours.

    Right now, on the plane, I’ve just started on the Peanut Butter Falcon, which I really like so far.

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  • Gangster Octopus
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    Good Omens has started on free telly. David Tennant looks incredibly like a younger Bill Nighy in the first part of the first episode.

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  • axel
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    The Dirty War on the NHS, John Pilger documentary finishes on the ITV hub tonight.
    Very scary watch, but essential.

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  • TonTon
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    Oh that's a shame. We just binged the second season. Really quite enjoyed it and looking forward to 3.

    I think the main characters are all pretty good, with some excellent. The plot is, of course, very silly, but it's sci-fi isn't it.

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  • Sits
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    Originally posted by TonTon View Post
    So we never had a "Lost in Space" thread? Anyone else watch the second season?
    It didn’t engage us either, I seem to remember we only watched Episode 1.

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  • Balderdasha
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    Yesterday I got halfway through watching "The House" before I had to stop due to an absolutely uncontrollable fit of giggling. Caught me completely by surprise. I haven't laughed that much in years. I don't even think the film merits it, but something about it, probably the theme of parents reverting to teenage selves, the silliness, Amy Poehler is always pretty good, just blind-sided me.

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  • Sean of the Shed
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    Originally posted by TonTon View Post
    So we never had a "Lost in Space" thread? Anyone else watch the second season?
    Gave up about four episodes into the first series. Found it dull and a bit repetitive to be honest, there are loads of better sci-fi series out there IMO.

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  • TonTon
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    So we never had a "Lost in Space" thread? Anyone else watch the second season?

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  • Sean of the Shed
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    Originally posted by Uncle Ethan View Post
    If it's around outside Oz I recommend Mystery Road - both the feature length movie and the more recent TV series.
    Not seen that but recently saw a four part Aussie cop drama called Deep Water. Pretty good, and it had Craig McLachlan as the baddie.

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  • Sean of the Shed
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    Originally posted by elguapo4 View Post

    The head Cops look like a horrible shower of fucks don't they?
    The worst kind of old boys club all covering their own and each others arse and wallowing in the glory of his capture when they had nothing to do with his arrest and had set the investigation back by more than two years through their complete failure to verify the validity of their evidence. Absolutely appalling cunts to a man.

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  • elguapo4
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    Originally posted by Sean of the Shed View Post
    Also watching the Yorkshire Ripper files on BBC4. A must see. The misogyny, sneering attitude, arrogance, intransigence and complete incompetence of the police is horrifying. Women died because of their pisspoor policing.
    The head Cops look like a horrible shower of fucks don't they?

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    I've reached the part of Mrs Maisel where she goes on tour then does a telethon. Very good indeed. Shalhoub also excels in these episodes. Doctor boyfriend is annoyingly smug and I hope he's being written that way because he's heading for a fall. Lenny Bruce's portrayal is hit and miss; his drug problems and legal issues were much darker than shown.
    Last edited by Satchmo Distel; 15-01-2020, 14:07.

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  • Sits
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    The key to Mystery Road is Aaron Pedersen. There’s many an average Oz drama he’s saved, e.g. The Circuit.

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  • Levin
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    Oh the sequel film to Mystery Road, Goldstone, was on iPlayer over Christmas. I'm a sucker for Australian westerns/noir. Plot wise it was a bit slight but I enjoyed it.

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  • hobbes
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    I couldn’t handle the cat-killing.
    i don’t think it’s interactive, is it?

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  • Uncle Ethan
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    If it's around outside Oz I recommend Mystery Road - both the feature length movie and the more recent TV series.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Originally posted by slackster View Post
    Watched that Don’t Fuck With Cats 3-part documentary on netflix last night. A gaggle of obsessive social media dudes play online detectives & feed a psycho troll who posts a horrible kitten killing video online. Things get much more bizarre and much, much more worse...It’s a real WTAF story.
    I couldn’t handle the cat-killing.

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  • Sean of the Shed
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    Also watching the Yorkshire Ripper files on BBC4. A must see. The misogyny, sneering attitude, arrogance, intransigence and complete incompetence of the police is horrifying. Women died because of their pisspoor policing.

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  • Sits
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    With Season 2 imminent we've decided to rewatch S1 of Sex Education.

    So good.

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  • Lang Spoon
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    Dunno if anyone saw the two part doc The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming on the Beeb last week, but it was pretty gripping. Very strange seeing cameras in a U.K. court, but the douce Scots authorities seem to have avoided prurience and lawyerly grandstanding.
    Last edited by Lang Spoon; 14-01-2020, 21:14.

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  • Sean of the Shed
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    Just seen the first two episodes of The Outsider. It's a Steven King adaptation and so far so good.

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  • WOM
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    Yeah, my daughter and her friends watched that last week. None of them knew the story before that, but it was big news here at the time. Almost too weird to be believed.

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  • slackster
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    Watched that Don’t Fuck With Cats 3-part documentary on netflix last night. A gaggle of obsessive social media dudes play online detectives & feed a psycho troll who posts a horrible kitten killing video online. Things get much more bizarre and much, much more worse...It’s a real WTAF story.

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  • slackster
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    Caught the Storyville: Jonestown 2-part documentary on bbc4/iplayer last night. Using loads of contemporary audio & video footage, and interviews with defectors/survivors, it was both fascinating and terrifying study in demagoguery and how cult members can slide from a utopian community vision to a brainwashed nightmare situation.

    I knew the headlines of the story (the deaths of 900 odd in 1978 at the Guyana commune by “revolutionary suicide”) and the pedantically wrong “drinking the kool-aid” quip that came from it, but that was it.

    The otf search function shows this has been briefly discussed before, after earlier documentaries and the cottage industry of books on the topic, but I’d highly recommend viewing this one.

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