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I recommend Gladiator. No, it’s not the Russell Crowe movie, it’s an early nineties boxing movie from the director of Road House. The main lead is a bit wooden, but there’s great support from Cuba Gooding Jr., Robert Loggia and Brian Dennehy, the last one playing the villainous promoter of illegal boxing matches. It’s high cheese with a simple story, very eighties in feel. But if you like the Rocky movies, you’ll get a kick out of it. And yes, there is a montage or two.

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Tyler Perry made his first movie under his Netflix deal (A Fall from Grace) and apparently people are finding it funny for all the wrong reasons. It was shot in 5 days and is full of errors. Mics on screen, people's hair changing between shots in a scene, some extra drinking from a clearly empty glass, etc.

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I might have asked this before - but what's the point of the notifications I get from Netflix "people in your area are watching..."

 

Who cares what people in my geographically area is watching? It doesn't mean I'd like them

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Is that an email or a notification in an app? I never got a notification like that and I have the settings set to not send any emails.

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I think the problem is you’ve chosen to allow notifications from an app on your phone, which is a dumb thing to do for most apps, let alone a lean forward video on demand service.

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The Witcher is bloody brilliant. I worry it’s not as big as it deserves. It hasn’t ‘broken out’ like Stranger Things did.

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19 minutes ago, grindmouse said:

The Witcher is bloody brilliant. I worry it’s not as big as it deserves. It hasn’t ‘broken out’ like Stranger Things did.

 

I wouldn't be too worried. It's apparently Netflix's most successful first season far, and they're already planning an animated Witcher movie along with a second season.

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5 minutes ago, Mogster said:

 

I wouldn't be too worried. It's apparently Netflix's most successful first season far, and they're already planning an animated Witcher movie along with a second season.


They fiddled the stats for that though. They changed the criteria to “watched for more than 2 minutes” when Witcher was released. With Netflix I’m never confident they’ll take a show beyond 2 seasons.

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Live action Luffy is going to look like a Cats-level nightmare and I'm here for it.

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On 12/01/2020 at 21:59, sammy said:

Anyone caught Cheer yet? Six part documentary following a top Texas cheerleading team in their search for another national title.  I thought it was really good, some incredible athleticism with a high risk of injury, and (mostly) likeable students and coach.  Definitely worth a watch.

Couldn’t see any other mentions of this. It’s really good and a great glimpse into a world I knew absolutely nothing about and wasn’t at all how I imagined it to be. 

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I'd say Witcher seems to have been quite a big hit. Certainly a lot more discussion and cultural impact about it than, say, the first season of Game of Thrones had. I was the only person I knew who watched that at the time. It's forgotten now that that took off slowly. 

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The phenomenal gulf in creative and cultural value between The Joker and Uncut Gems is enormous.

 

The Joker is a decent film relative to other superhero flicks. On the other hand, Uncut Gems is a modern masterpiece.

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1 hour ago, Omizzay said:

It's amazing.  My favourite movie of 2019.  Word of warning though - it's tense from beginning to the end and you will be shouting out loud at the main character.

 

I really can't believe that Adam Sandler was snubbed by not being nominated for the Oscars.  In my opinion, he's better than even Joaquin was. 

 

Yes indeed. Except for the detail that he was way better than Overactin' Phoenix.

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Tomorrow is the biggest day for new Netflix stuff I can remember.

 

  • Uncut Gems
  • The Taylor Swift docu
  • Last episodes of Bojack


It's like NetFlix designed a day of stuff just for me.

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3 hours ago, ZOK said:

The phenomenal gulf in creative and cultural value between The Joker and Uncut Gems is enormous.

 

The Joker is a decent film relative to other superhero flicks. On the other hand, Uncut Gems is a modern masterpiece.

 

You watched Good Time yet?

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3 hours ago, ZOK said:

The Joker is a decent film relative to other superhero flicks.


It’s not even this. It’s a dull and one dimensional facsimile.

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Came across Rise of Empires - Ottoman

 

Really good mix of drama and documentary and covers the siege and fall of Constantinople. It treats both sides fairly which I found very welcoming.

 

A battle with no bad guys or good guys. Just business.

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1 hour ago, Popo said:

 in more of a Sex Education mood tonight!

One of the best series I've seen in recent years. I wish it was around when I was a teenager (not a 37yr old). I can't help but feel that despite some of the quirky comedic aspects I would have learnt and understood so much more at an earlier age!  It's certificate 18 but tbh....I think all teenagers should watch it. 

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2 hours ago, Popo said:


Based on the chat in here I just stuck it on. 
 

Had to turn it off after 15 minutes, too intense. 
 

I’ll have another run at it when I’m in a better head space. I’m in more of a Sex Education mood tonight!

 

The Safdies would find that such a huge compliment I reckon

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Anyone else watching The Stranger? Didn’t realise it was a British show. 2 episodes in and it’s very intriguing!

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Everyone needs to drop everything they are doing and watch Blindspotting. It's the most surprising film I've seen in ages.

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Looking for something new to watch and narrowed it down to Riverdale, sex education, or The stranger. Kinda tempted to go with the stranger. Any suggestions as to which is best ?

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Sex Education. It's one of my favourite shows on Netflix. Can't speak for The Stranger, but I didn't enjoy Riverdale at all. 

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Sex Education is great - much better than Riverdale. No idea about The Stranger. 

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Sex Education looks annoying from the trailer. Is it annoying?

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It's really not. We've just finished the second season and it's one of Netflix's best shows. 

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