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  • The Bear - Not for me, but I can see why people like it.  There's a compelling combination of flawed characters, all the kitchen rules, and loving shots of food. That ending though, WTF? I understand the ending, it just seems to come from way out …
  • Day Shift - Juvenile humor but good action scenes
  • jluzania said: Recent binges: Gangs of London - The fight choreography is spectacular and made me move The Raid films to near the top of my "To Watch" film list. The action choreography is certainly there.  I think it's interesting that ev…
  • The Cursed (2022) - Good period horror.  Loosely based on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beast_of_Gévaudan
  • I found The Gray Man not only better than the book but it also did a better job of being a Bond film than any recent actual Bond film. Also very smart casting Dhanush as a principled hitman with serious moves; expect an Indian spinoff starring him.…
  • Cory said: Doubtful Morbius can live up to the Blade movies... maybe the third one? It's a completely different kind of movie.  Minor spoiler, but think of movies where the "hero" has an internal struggle about doing the right thing, agai…
  • Morbius - thought it was OK as a horror tale in the mold of Victorian horror like Dracula, Frankenstein, etc.  Very mannered and deliberate, with the “hero” struggling with moral dilemmas.  I can see clearly why this was a bomb at the box office as …
  • TangoNevada said: But I am getting a little tired of 6 Episode seasons. 6 Episodes is not a season, it's a long Movie. Understand your preference but for me, having seen some 4 hour movies (LOC Kargil, for ex.) they feel very different th…
  • Ambulance - Too much not good stuff overwhelmed what could (maybe) have been a tight drama.  From the unmotivated drone diving shots to the overwrought emotional scenes to Garret Dillahunt as comedy relief with his tiny car and big dog and aw shucks…
  • The Terminal List - Until recently, Amazon has been mostly miss, not hit, with its action shows; Jack Ryan and Without Remorse being awful.  Then Reacher surprised by offering solid if basic entertainment.  Terminal List continues that trend as a so…
  • Watched a couple Indian films: RRR - If you can ignore the subtext (https://slate.com/culture/2022/06/rrr-review-indian-blockbuster-netflix-hindu-nationalism.html) this is a mostly-entertaining grand spectacle about real Indian revolutionaries in a …
  • Operation Mincemeat (Netflix) - Mostly entertaining version of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Mincemeat which has been told in other movies.  Felt like they added a lot of drama not likely present in the actual events just to give Kelly Mac…
  • We own this City ended this week with an impassioned plea to end the war on drugs. Worth watching, esp if you liked The Wire. Felt too much like a documentary for my taste but I’m glad I watched it. Hacks season 2 ended well. The show crea…
  • Annika - Not for everyone but I loved this Nicola Walker (Annika) show, a light-hearted police procedural.  Annika talks to the audience often, and while Walker doesn't have a gift for comedy, the show is a pleasant change from the Unforgotten serie…
  • Garthgou81 said: I do wonder about the strategy of releasing two episodes per week. They're doing that with Hacks as well, which is an Emmy-winning show.  Maybe it just means they are experimenting.  Maybe it's a way to 'soak up' the time …
  • Russian Doll season 2 - I found this much better than season 1 but still found the main protagonist a weird choice. The Wire - Hadn't seen it before, but We Own This City got me to try it.  Well worth watching.  HBO spent some money converting it to…
  • JoshTheBlack said: IMO, it has been massively over-inflated for a while, and as more of the bigger, longer-standing traditional car companies continue to pump out more affordable and better built electric vehicles, Teslas stock will likely dr…
  • At the end of World Beyond there was a teaser which showed what may be fast zombies in France. If Melissa does drop out, they will probably add a line or something in post to the final TWD episodes explaining why they don't go off together, go their…
  • I read the book, which was mildly interesting but also kinda meh, having seen/read about Japan/Yakuza before.  No real desire to see that put on screen.  Also, as an Asian cinema fan, Western shows/movies set in Asia tend to be a little off-putting.
    in Tokyo Vice Comment by lengmo April 29
  • From season 1 - This show (yes, just called "From") has a great first episode and strong character arcs throughout the season.  There is some excellent world building.  If you want weird horror, give it a try. I do have a huge issue with the show: …
  • Russian Doll (season 1) - Watched because it had been recommended and season two comes out Wednesday.  Seemed kind of odd to have the lead acting like a standup comedian.  Definitely prefer Palm Springs over this but Russian Doll did have some minor…
  • An argument for the idea that wealth should be capped in the low millions? I picked up a few shares of TWTR just to follow along.
  • Severance - I don't get the hype.  OK premise, stylish but boring execution.  Maybe this appeals to people who didn't grow up seeing reruns/TV showings of 60's TV/movies which were industrial-grade weird, such as The Prisoner. Slow Horses - Spare-no…
  • Reacher - heard good things about this Amazon series so tried it. Despite being based on a book from 1997 it might be so stripped down, so elemental it will feel like different things to different people. To me it feels like a throwback to hardboi…
  • I get the joke but like the other two better. :-)
  • I've been listening to the Baldies Deliberations podcasts.  Did the two of them watch more of the same movies/shows in years past?  It not great for the discussion that they largely watched different things in the past year.  If this is new, are the…
  • @Dee I was just riffing on the Batman slap meme, no ill intent intended.  I've deleted the post.  I do take issue with being called a racist, though.  For ex, we shared our mutual enjoyment of We Are Lady Parts in What are you binging right now; I…
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  • "Civilization and its Discotheques", "Ken and the art of motorcycle maintenance" :-)  Good work
  • MrX said: Finally got around to watching the Yellowjackets pilot. The Podcastica Yellowjackets podcast and the Yellowjackets Buzz podcasts are worth trying.