Wathcya watchin'?

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Rick Keeney » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:44 pm

Barber wrote:
Rick Keeney wrote:Watching the art of the dance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re37IVYO_MY


Definitely NSFW...


Unless you're Tarantino.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby diane bartels » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:25 pm

Son of God which I liked and August: Osage Country which I did not. Had enough Julia Roberts to last for a few decades, and Meryl Streep over acted I thought.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Lori Koonce » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:52 pm

Penn & Teller Fool us. Not only is it wonderful magic performances, but if it gets good enough ratings the CW will commission american episodes.

Did I mention that this is a British TV show?

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Postby FrankChurch » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:26 am

They are filming the Miles Davis movie here. Crowd funded by Don Cheadle. Pretty cool. Crowd funding may be the new way around all our complaints about the lack of art.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:27 am

You into magic Lori?

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Postby Mark Tiedemann » Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:54 pm

Saw District 9 over the weekend. Hadn't seen it before. Impressive. I thought of it kind of as the "real" material Alien Nation was based on.

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Postby FinderDoug » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:03 pm

Mark - I enjoyed DISTRICT 9. It telegraphs some of its shots, but does a smart job of melding the docudrama style and straight-on narrative (how has the "found footage" genre not yet figured out that adding a faux documentary framework gives so much more latitude for telling a complete story?)

Lori - Caught Penn & Teller while I was in Las Vegas. Brilliant show. Highly recommended if you ever get over that way.

Frank - Hadn't heard anything about Cheadle and a Miles pic. Glad to hear he hit his funding goal and the film is moving ahead. I'm interested to see what he comes up with.

Me? Just finished a re-watch of ANGEL end-to-end; now my baby and me are skipping back to five seasons of MOONLIGHTING (the pilot has held up well EXCEPT for the 80s synth-driven soundtrack). And I caught GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY this past weekend, which was a lot of fun - more fun than usual for Marvel.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:45 pm

We have him in video history.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:31 am

What's eerie is that ending in One Hour Photo was that it was him at the end. I'm chilled.

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Postby Moderator » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:42 pm

FrankChurch wrote:We have him in video history.


We do, and some utterly brilliant work (along with a few clinkers).

But, as was noted on one of the news programs: the true loss are those magical things we were going to get from him in the future.
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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Keendawg » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:08 pm

PHINEAS AND FERB, the inimitable

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Ben W. » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:20 pm

OCULUS. A relatively low-budget ghost movie about a haunted mirror.

I browsed through a couple of positive reviews, and thought it'd be worth a look-see. Sadly, it turned out to be more of the same. I wish someone had quietly explained to the director why there's a legitimate reason traditional supernatural monsters, i.e. vampires, werewolves, zombies, etc., have weaknesses. An invincible evil isn't only depressing, it's boring.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Steve Evil » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:18 pm

An invincible anything is boring, villains no less than heroes. I am continually annoyed by the omniscient serial killer subplots that seem to continually crop up.

In fact, movies in general bore me these days. Even Guardians of the Galaxy, which I've not had the nerve to admit yet to Nerdtropolis. . .

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:29 am

Guardians of the Galaxy! Would rather beat my woogums with a hammer.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Lori Koonce » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:26 am

FrankChurch wrote:You into magic Lori?



The board seems to be eating my less serious posts...

I have loved magic for as long as I can remember Steve. I have seen all of P&Ts television shows magic and otherwise. Bullshit and Penn and Teller Tell a Lie are non magic shows but really make you think.


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