Netflix Recommendations (or pans)

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September 13th, 2018 at 10:54:47 AM permalink
JimRockford
Member since: Sep 18, 2015
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Quote: terapined
Just watched a Documentary on Netflix
Alpha Go
A team of computer programmers and their software takes on the best Go player on the planet
Very well done

They 1st take on the best European player and beat him. Go players are skeptical since they don't think the European champion is very good. The team then heads to S Korea to take on the best Go player on the planet. The computer wins 4 games to 1.

They are serious about the game in S. Korea. When I was there for a business trip they had a cable channel that covered the game 24/7. I think they call it baduk.

Where is Joseph Mifsud?
September 13th, 2018 at 11:58:25 AM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
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Its a fascinating game
I am thinking of playing
I'm an old chess player. This game really intrigues me
The documentary is interesting in how differently humans and a computer approach the game
A human will try to score points as situations develop because that's how you win
The computer strategy is not to develop points as the game goes on but to make sure the computer has the majority in the end
Thee human is looking at the small picture while the computer is constantly looking at the big picture end game
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
September 14th, 2018 at 9:36:32 AM permalink
terapined
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Just watched Searching for Sugarman
Documentary about Sixto Rodriguez
A struggling singer song writer out of Detroit that had a couple albums in the early 70's that went nowhere
But
Unknown to him, those albums hit it big in South Africa. Real big. Bigger then Elvis.
He was a gigantic star in South Africa and he had no idea
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
September 15th, 2018 at 12:26:14 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Finally saw The Martian on Youtube
TV. No wonder it won so many awards,
it's outstanding.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 19th, 2018 at 12:55:47 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Saw The Equalizer again. It's tour de force
Denzel, he's so believable in this role.
They're making the sequel right now.
Great bad guy too, almost like a Bond
villain.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 19th, 2018 at 5:09:42 AM permalink
ams288
Member since: Apr 21, 2016
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Quote: Evenbob
Saw The Equalizer again. It's tour de force
Denzel, he's so believable in this role.
They're making the sequel right now.
Great bad guy too, almost like a Bond
villain.


The sequel already came out in July.
In order to insult me, I must first value your opinion
November 3rd, 2018 at 4:18:48 AM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
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Filmworker
Fascinating documentary
I love Stanley Kubrick films
This Doc really gives some interesting insight into how Kubrick's movies were made
Its not about Stanley Kubrick
Its about His key assistant Leon Vitali
He 1st starred in Barry Lyndon and gave up his acting career to work for Kubrick
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
November 18th, 2018 at 3:31:10 AM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
An anthology film comprised of six stories, each dealing with a different aspect of life in the Old West.
Love the Cohen brothers. I'll watch anything they make
1st story was the best with Buster Scruggs. Its a hoot
Really liked the bank robbing story.
I liked the Orator story, the ending is haunting.
Digging for gold pretty good
The Wagon train, kind of a weird story but a great ending with the Indians
The last story, stagecoach, kind of went nowhere

Overall, I give it 4 out of 5 stars
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
November 18th, 2018 at 9:04:46 AM permalink
Fleastiff
Member since: Oct 27, 2012
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Quote: terapined

Love the Cohen brothers. I'll watch anything they make
Coen brothers.
I liked No Country For Old Men, particularly the way we learn of the wife's death.
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