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I've just seen they have To Hell and Back Again on US Netflix. It was nominated in the best documentary feature category at this years Oscars. It's a pretty good doc on the return of an injured US soldier and his adaption back to normal civilian life.

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Watched "Humpday" on Netflix US yesterday. It's a zero budget american indie comedy. I'd tentatively recommend it. A married guy is trying to start a family, when his "artist" college buddy shows up from Mexico. At a drunken cool party there's talk of making a lo-fi erotic film for an arty porn festival, and while they're high and showing off to girls it seems like a good idea to make one starring them, two straight friends. Out of hipster machismo and an unwillingness to look square, neither one wants to back down.

It's gently funny, well observed, and well played, but loses its way and gets boring in the final third. Just like in that film where the man gets his arm stuck in a cliff, at some point you're just waiting for him to cut his own arm off, and here you're just waiting for them to have sex.

and they don't even cut their arms off in the end! Feel cheated!

Mixed feelings about it, but you might find it worth a go. It's not a broad gross-out comedy, it's a little indie thing, so don't go into it with the wrong expectations.

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My Sunday is pretty much sorted. All of Carl Sagan's Cosmos has just appeared on my US list and also this, Chasing Ghosts http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479879/ Which is a nicely made 80's arcade documentary, like King of Kong but without the story arc. It does however include the revelation that Walter Day owns 7 million newspapers and an interview with 'Mister Awesome' where he calls Billy Mitchell 'Silly Bitchell' because he's a 'silly bitch' :lol:

Fucking love Netflix.

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Watching a childhood favourite Battle Beyond The Stars. It's not brilliant but it's worth a watch.

Although I'm finding the quality of the video is never getting very high. Everything else is fine. This one film is being awkward.

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Timecrimes (US Netflix only)

I thought this was a bit silly really. I gave it 3 stars as 2 would have been harsh, but I don't think it really went anywhere.

For completist fans of timeloop cinema like myself it's worth a watch I suppose, but a "Spanish Primer" it is not. I liked some of the early thrills, and quite liked the idea of

staged scenes and role playing of earlier events in order to fit the past, however meaningless, so the protagonist became the hand that made the past so apparently resistant to change

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I watched Timecrimes a couple of weeks ago too. I liked it, but then I love anything where:

time is set in stone, and any attempt to 'change' things just ends up with characters fulfilling their destinies. It's a real mindfuck, but can be used to really eerie and tragic effect. So I enjoyed this one, even though it's quite simple. The protagonist thinks he is 'recreating' the previous 90 mins, but in fact he's doing exactly what he observed the first time around. A neat twist would have been for Hector 2 to see Hector 3 during the timeloop, and thus assume that he is actually changing things, without realising that he's seeing yet another future version of himself.

Another interesting that was that time travel itself isn't the 'bad guy' for once. They talk about destroying the infernal machine, like they do in most time travel films, but it's not to blame. Although the film is a paradoxical loop, with events causing themselves to happen, if there is any action that sets events in motion, it's Hector perving on the cyclist. I liked that.

Oh, and another thing I liked was imagining the whole thing from the boffin's perspective. The very moment he activates his machine for the first time, two versions of the same man pop out. Right then he must have wondered if making a time travel machine was really a good idea after all.

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What's gone now with the Starz content having been pulled? I've noticed that Seinfeld doesn't appear to be there anymore...

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My month free trial expires this Wednesday. Dont know if I should leave it or cancel tbh. Haven't done the US hack thing and I think I've seen most of whats available that's decent on the UK version.

Sunny in Philadelphia, id never seen before but which now id totally recommend to anyone wanting a good laugh. It was consistently amazing to watch, I'm surprised I hadn't bothered with it for this long :)

Shameless, I started to enjoy until about season 4 when I realised I was just watching a straight forward soap opera. But with shagging and swear words, but id still recommend the early seasons to anyone wanting some good drama :)

Dead Presidents - in HD. An awesome film from start to finish. Id seen it before and was hankering to watch it again and was pleasantly surprised to see it available, and in high definition. Great film with great actors. (the fuck happened to the main actor?) Cant recommend it enough.

There is ALOT of crap to sift through (perhaps its different on the US version) but I don't know if I should leave it for a bit so it can shore up a wider selection.

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The September Issue.

Hugely watchable documentary about Vogue. Anna Wintour is by turns terrifying, bitchy, decisive, English, and in one possibly calculated moment, revealing of her self doubt. But the real star is her long serving art director, under her masses of ginger hair, who has to cope with her shoots being rejected, but is clearly brilliant.

After watching this and Humpday, Netflix thinks I'm gay. Should I watch some Vin Diesel and Jason Statham, or will that exacerbate the problem?

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Is the content (at least on the UK service) updated monthly? If so, is it monthly since release, i.e. about the 9th of every month?

My 30 day trial ends on the 19th March but I'll keep it going if it feels like there's generally going to be enough new stuff to keep me interested every month...

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