Streaming Recommendations (Netflix, HBO, Amazon, etc.)

November 10th, 2020 at 6:56:53 PM permalink
terapined
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Just finished the Queens Gambit
Loved it
You really dont have to know chess to enjoy it
I found myself sometimes freezing the action sometimes to study the board
I just found out the games played were based on historic games
Here is a video reviewing the games from a chess perspective
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
November 10th, 2020 at 7:50:22 PM permalink
Dalex64
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"agadmator" is my favorite youtube chess guy.
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCL5YbN5WLFD8dLIegT5QAbA
He analyzed several of the games that were in the series.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." Daniel Patrick Moynihan
November 20th, 2020 at 5:31:38 PM permalink
ams288
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Season 2 of The Mandalorian on Disney+ has just been awesome so far...
A straight man will not go for kids. - AZDuffman
November 21st, 2020 at 4:22:54 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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It looks like HBO MAX will not charge a premium for Wonder Woman 1984. You just join up for the standard fee.

I wonder how many people will join for one month, just to watch the movie.
November 21st, 2020 at 9:27:24 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: Pacomartin
Excerpt from Searching For Bobby Fischer (1993,


I've seen this movie half a dozen
times. I played competitive chess
until I was about 19, I was in the
middle somewhere. I gave it up
because I was becoming obsessed
with it, I started thinking everything
in life was like a chess move. I was
plotting and planning like I was in
the middle of a chess game. Have
never played since.

My 85 year old former priest friend
takes chess lessons on Skype 3
times a week from a master in
Thailand. He even pays to enter
tournaments worldwide and
does pretty well. I have better
things to do..
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
November 21st, 2020 at 9:31:08 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin


I wonder how many people will join for one month, just to watch the movie.


Not me, the first one was ridiculous.
Watching a 115 pound woman be
Hercules/Thor/Conan for 2 hours
is way too comical to take seriously.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
November 22nd, 2020 at 3:01:16 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Evenbob
Not me, the first one was ridiculous.


The 2017 film grossed $341,000,000 in domestic box office in 30 days of which the studio gets to keep about half.
So $170,500,000 divided by $15 (HBO MAX membership for one month) is just over 11 million.

If Warner gets 10 million new subscribers and 40% of them stay with the service, they can probably consider themselves ahead of the game.

Tenet grossed $56,300,000 at the domestic box office of which the studio gets to keep about half.
So $28,150,000 divided by $15 (HBO MAX membership for one month) is just under 2 million subscribers. So Warner Brothers clearly blew it by releasing the film in theaters.



Extraction pulled in 100 million viewers on Netflix.
November 22nd, 2020 at 8:53:56 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin
The 2017 film grossed $341,000,000 in domestic box office


Just proves people will watch any
crap put in front of them with
loose popcorn falling out of their
mouths.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
November 22nd, 2020 at 1:51:18 PM permalink
DRich
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: Evenbob
Just proves people will watch any
crap put in front of them with
loose popcorn falling out of their
mouths.


I personally don't understand how people watch tv or movies. I know I waste my time watching football and golf, but watching movies and most tv just never resonated with me. I may watch one movie a year that I haven't seen before and almost no tv series. Although, I recently watched a series called House that I enjoyed.
We are all going to die, why procrastinate?
November 26th, 2020 at 12:42:47 AM permalink
Evenbob
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4th of The Crown on Nflix. Gillian
Anderson is killing it as Margret
Thatcher. Best series ever on
Nflix, had to cost a fortune
to produce.

If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.