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What are you watching right now?
moizmad at 9:34PM, Feb. 7, 2019
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MALICIOUS - Bojana Novakovic, Josh Stewart, Delroy Lindo, Melissa Bolona, Ben VanderMey. Math prof moves into campus home with pregnant wife, who's sister has left them a housewarming gift, an empty box. Once opened it releases terrible entity that wants to kill anyone connected to whoever opened it. Only way to get it back in box is to kill that person. Yup, for sure, and a 1 1/2 on the Moizmeter.

BEYOND WHITE SPACE (corrected title Beyond Stupid) - Holt McCallany, Zulay Henao, Dave Sheridan, Mike Genovese, Jocko Sims. 150 years from now huge advancements in space travel sees us travelling hundreds of times faster than light speed across galaxy…fishing? (Scientists agree nothing moves faster than light). Our gang's ship (with built-in artificial gravity)is attacked by space pirates and even worse, a huge dragon! Director/writers apparently unaware there is no sound in space yet we hear bangs and crashes galore and the dragon growling! A 1/2 on the Moizmeter.
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IgnatiousF at 3:24AM, Feb. 9, 2019
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Return of the Guilded.
An anonymous group terrorize the rich.
At the most basic they questions why property and rents are not included in the cost of living statistics.
An underground film by Sabastein Smirk. (not on general release)

Bought politicians with an eye on the revolving door, offer corporations sweet heart deals that ensures a seat on the board after public office. By this route the focus is off the cost of living. The parasitic rentier income ie unearned money was grouped/lumped in with the earned sector. So a new aristocracy is born, that feeds off the productive activity of everyone else in plain sight.
All laws are now designed to protect the vested interests of those at the top. All your data belongs to the so called ‘state’ run by coporations.
'If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.'
‘We own your children.’
Please to behave.

Note to google:
Dystopian socialist propaganda.
I for one embrace my humiliating poverty as long as somebody else is worse off.
3 stars
IgnatiousF at 7:51AM, Feb. 10, 2019
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Today I am watching Berlin Station,
The two main principals are British and trying to talk with American accents, because its a CIA outpost. There is a mole giving the press secrets. In the same way as Snowden and Assange. Its easy viewing.

One day there will be a plot famine, when all the permutations of who did what to whom will be used up. I hope the state of vr is ready by then, to enable the localized viewer to insert her/him self in the back ground as a npc perhaps even chat to other npc viewers in the background.
The director could allow for some interaction even, Perhaps assigning small fixed roles for the public to fill.
Imagine you are the bar tender and the the principal addresses you directly. Stoned, it would be quite spooky I imagine. Of course you would'nt be heard if you said -
'no chief – your acting is crap - fek off '
bravo1102 at 2:10PM, Feb. 10, 2019
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Hurricane(2018) (AKA Mission of Honor) Iwan Rheon, Stefanie Martini

At last a movie about Hurricanes rather than Spitfires. Story of 303 Polish squadron in the Battle of Britain. A bit unfocused and of course the know-nothings say full of cheap cliches – when those who are read up on the subject know this is one of the sources for the true stories where the cliches came from. I met a bunch of the Polish pilots back in the 1980s and many of the stories they told are in this movie.

And of course the CGI pales in comparison to the great live action of the movie Battle of Britain but, where you going to get Me 109E, Hurricanes and DO 17Z? Not a Spit or a Heinkel to be seen and it's glorious.

Much better than “Red Tails”.

The movie has yet to be released in the US but I saw a Chinese pirated version on YouTube. And there are some great Russian war movies on YouTube also but they're totally in Russian with no subtitles.

Escape to Athena (1979) Telly Sevalas, David Niven, Elliot Gould, Stefanie Powers, Roger Moore, Claudia Cardinale.

Some silliness about Greek partisans and Allied POWs taking over a camp to get some treasure from a Monastery that is actually a secret German missile base. It's fun if you just forget everything you know about World War 2 and enjoy the actors going through the paces. Stefanie Powers is especially delicious and Elliot Gould is funny. And it sure beats the hell out of a Dirty Dozen sequel TV movie.
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moizmad at 7:58PM, Feb. 10, 2019
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DENIAL - Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott. Holocaust denier Spall sues Weisz for libel. Her attorney Wilkinson must prove his accusations are based on lies not truth. Not easily done as Tom won't let her testify thinking her testimony would open door for Spall's cross examination. Was odd he didn't have an attorney and the court room scenes seemed one-sided. Based on true story getting a 3 1/2 on the Moizmeter.

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS - Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Art gallery director Amy gets a manuscript from ex-husband Jake who she divorced 19 years ago. We get to see the violent story unfold as she reads it. We also see her daily activities effected by the book, and flashbacks to their earlier days. A bit confusing there and amazing make-up to make the 19 year difference. Another fantastic performance by Shannon as the very ill cop in the book. Cameos by Laura Linney, Michael Sheen, and almost unrecognizable Andrea (be still my heart) Riseborough. A 3 on the Moizmeter.
JaymonRising at 11:02PM, Feb. 11, 2019
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Salad Fingers, episode 11

It's as if E. Elias Merhinge directed an episode of Courage the cowardly dog…



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IgnatiousF at 2:19AM, Feb. 12, 2019
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YOU
Netflixs
“A clever bookstore manager relies on his savvy Internet know-how to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him. “

Sceptical, I gave it 10 minutes to persuade me. I play a game where I anticipate what they say and what happens next and got pleasingly wrong footed. Just watched a few episodes. Its… engaging.
Genejoke at 6:22AM, Feb. 12, 2019
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Nightflyers. Watched the whole series, good sci fi. Not the expanse good but more than watchable.

The expanse season 3
It finally made it to the UK and was worth the wait. Great sci fi show.
moizmad at 11:55AM, Feb. 14, 2019
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Watched part of Blade Runner 2049 still trying to figure it out??? Stay tuned.
Genejoke at 4:02PM, Feb. 14, 2019
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Howl. A British werewolf movie with a random group of people stranded on a broken down train ambushed by werewolves. Exactly what it sounds like. I enjoyed it for what it was.
ozoneocean at 8:32PM, Feb. 14, 2019
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Genejoke wrote:
Not the expanse good but more than watchable.
I tried watching The Expanse but just couldn't get into it… The writing and acting in the first few episodes just wasn't very good in my opinion. It looked too much like actors pretending and not characters hat were living and breathing their world. …and for a lot of it I felt like I was watching a live action version of Mass Effect (mainly the Citadel stuff) done by fans.
 
IgnatiousF at 1:17AM, Feb. 15, 2019
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moizmad wrote:
Watched part of Blade Runner 2049 still trying to figure it out??? Stay tuned.

I didnt get it.
IgnatiousF at 1:22AM, Feb. 15, 2019
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Genejoke wrote:
Howl. A British werewolf movie with a random group of people stranded on a broken down train ambushed by werewolves. Exactly what it sounds like. I enjoyed it for what it was.

Huh? - There are two ‘Howls’ now !
I thought it was the other one.
JaymonRising at 10:30AM, Feb. 15, 2019
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IgnatiousF wrote:
moizmad wrote:
Watched part of Blade Runner 2049 still trying to figure it out??? Stay tuned.

I didnt get it.

It was essentially the first Blade Runner trying to cater to the “Drive” generation (which also has Ryan Gosling in it and is basically a spiritual remake of it in the process)
IgnatiousF at 11:21AM, Feb. 15, 2019
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It was essentially the first Blade Runner trying to cater to the “Drive” generation (which also has Ryan Gosling in it and is basically a spiritual remake of it in the process)

What is the “Drive” generation, pray tell ?
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JaymonRising at 1:30PM, Feb. 15, 2019
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What is the “Drive” generation, pray tell ?

Eh, y'know. Shifting from trying to be indie to trying to recapture the 80s aura and feel because we're afraid that our own same indie voices will either be too bland or too unwatchable in more bad ways than good.

But like I said: it only tries to despite the fact it's less inspired (and waaaay more futuristic) than the first film, which in itself wasn't as inspired as the “Electric Sheep” book it was based on one way or another…
IgnatiousF at 2:27PM, Feb. 15, 2019
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Clear as mud - :) thanks
JaymonRising at 10:19PM, Feb. 16, 2019
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Rock and Rule (1983)

In its own uniquely weird and subtle way it is pretty damn epic. Think Heavy Metal meets Pinnochio and the Emperor of the night.

No seriously, Mok is basically if Puppetino and James Earl Jones's titular baddie switched places if you stick around long enough.🤘
Genejoke at 5:54AM, Feb. 17, 2019
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ozoneocean wrote:
Genejoke wrote:
Not the expanse good but more than watchable.
I tried watching The Expanse but just couldn't get into it… The writing and acting in the first few episodes just wasn't very good in my opinion. It looked too much like actors pretending and not characters hat were living and breathing their world. …and for a lot of it I felt like I was watching a live action version of Mass Effect (mainly the Citadel stuff) done by fans.

The first few episodes need a little perseverance but once it kicks into gear it's fantastic.
ozoneocean at 8:44PM, Feb. 17, 2019
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Genejoke wrote:
ozoneocean wrote:
Genejoke wrote:
Not the expanse good but more than watchable.
I tried watching The Expanse but just couldn't get into it… The writing and acting in the first few episodes just wasn't very good in my opinion. It looked too much like actors pretending and not characters hat were living and breathing their world. …and for a lot of it I felt like I was watching a live action version of Mass Effect (mainly the Citadel stuff) done by fans.

The first few episodes need a little perseverance but once it kicks into gear it's fantastic.
Ah, good to know.

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I saw Van Helsing last night. I avoided it for years because it had universally terrible reviews.
It wasn't bad at all actually. The acting was fine and it was a just a rip-roaring action movie. Pure fantasy too, so I can forgive all the historical anachronisms- if you watch any monster movie you know what you're getting.

My main criticism was that it was too dark and there was too MUCH action: There were very few slow spots where you can catch your breath and chill, it's just full on, high speed Pow, smash, crash, bang all the time.
The vampire guy doesn't have the classic look either his face is too nice and friendly, not cold and austere or arrogant enough. - that's just a personal preference, not a real criticism.

I don't know why people hated it. Maybe they just wanted something else?
 
IgnatiousF at 8:34AM, Feb. 18, 2019
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Fauda ( I think its spelled) Brutish Israeli Secret service hunting Brutish Islamic terrorists. watch it with a toy gun in your hand.
4.5 out of a possible 5

Gotti
John Travolta – Hes pretty good in it. Forgotten the rest
3.5 out of a possible 5

Finished 'You ‘ - ( Netflixs ) to the bitter end.
’Dexters' Younger brother finishes with a face from the past – readying a sequel series
3 out of a possible 5

Cold In July (Michael c Hall – Don Johnson – Sam Shepard ) Shenannigans with local cops protecting a snuffographer.
Dexter character transmogrifys from fullsome whimp to savage shotgun tiger showing utter and total, fearless contempt for character credibility.
It passed the time.
3. out of a possible 5
moizmad at 2:50PM, Feb. 18, 2019
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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN - Emily (be still my heart) Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, Justin Theroux, Allison Janney. Alcoholic Emily rides train past her old house everyday and becomes fascinated by neighbors a few houses down from her old one. They seem to have a perfect marriage unlike her disaster with ex-hubby Justin. One day she sees something shocking and gets all bashed and bruised but can't remember what happened. Her female neighbor got murdered and Emily's a suspect. Did she do it? Watch and see, a 4 on the Blunt-O-Meter!
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JaymonRising at 10:20PM, Feb. 18, 2019
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Isn't It Romantic (2019)

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2 decades, A thousand plus movies. A million appropriately suitable possibilities to use this beautiful song.

And having Rebel Wilson run in a cheesy manner towards a wedding is when it is finally necessary…



…I await the day when Simple Plan's “Untitled” is used for, I don't know, erectile dysfunction or something. -_-
Genejoke at 11:18AM, Feb. 19, 2019
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Papillon.
Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek in real life prison escape flick. Nice old school style of movie, you don't get many like this these days.
JaymonRising at 1:35AM, Feb. 21, 2019
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Retarded Animal Babies, episodes 1 - 14.

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I uh…don't even anymore.
Alpharie at 2:42PM, Feb. 21, 2019
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Currently watching Fairy Tail, which I never got to try. It's not bad!
Also looking into finding some Seasons of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia to help pass the time while working. :)
mishi_hime at 4:27PM, Feb. 21, 2019
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I went to see Battle Angel Alita in the theater, so now I'm on an old anime kick. Have you seen Cyber City Oedo 808? You probably haven't but you really should get a hold of the US dub. It's amazing.

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ozoneocean at 6:42PM, Feb. 21, 2019
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Alpharie wrote:
Currently watching Fairy Tail, which I never got to try. It's not bad!
Also looking into finding some Seasons of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia to help pass the time while working. :)
Always Sunny is awesome.

Fairy Tail starts off good but gets really repetitive, like a lot of those endless shonen animes. I got disappointed in it.
 
Alpharie at 10:08AM, Feb. 22, 2019
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Always Sunny is awesome.

Fairy Tail starts off good but gets really repetitive, like a lot of those endless shonen animes. I got disappointed in it.


Aw, that's kinda sad to hear. But thankfully, there are many to choose from!
JaymonRising at 8:22PM, Feb. 24, 2019
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The 91st Oscars…

…well unlike SOME people who see others suffering in unity enough to protest against a collective injustice (like the lack of “Sweet Victory” in The Superbowl) as cause to celebrate, I do not look forward to the mobs protesting on who was snubbed for best picture. -_-
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