Netflix Recommendations (or pans)

May 6th, 2015 at 12:17:07 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: terapined
Got my free month then discontinued. I'm cheap.
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Yes, why have a life lived when you
can be a cheapskate about it. It's
unlimited horizons for you, as long
as it costs you nothing.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
May 13th, 2015 at 1:00:16 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Been watching "Flip Flop" lately. Another house flipping show, but not as bad as the last one I saw, I forget what it was called. In this one the guy is actually professional with his contractors and such. But when it comes to the construction side it seems he is kind of learning as he goes. They make out like he is buying the places with maybe 2 hours of research.

I watch because in each episode you can actually pick up 1-2 small thing as it relates to construction. In a nice move, they do not make it look like a remodel can be done in a weekend. One thing, though, is how amazingly high home prices are out in CA.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
May 13th, 2015 at 1:20:33 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Thanks for the tip, Xfinity On Demand
has all 3 seasons. Netflix has the first
13 eps.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
May 13th, 2015 at 1:22:32 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Evenbob
Yes, why have a life lived when you
can be a cheapskate about it. It's
unlimited horizons for you, as long
as it costs you nothing.


Its unlimited horizons of medicore writing.
Too me the most important factor in any TV or movie is the story and how its written.
The well written movies and TV shows are few and far between.
Those movies and documantaries that are compelling, I have usually watched before it gets to netflix.
In almost every instance of book to movie or TV, the book is almost always better and better by leaps and bounds ususlly.

After of hearing of your ailiments in the discomfort thread, totally understand you watching a lot of netflix.

For me its not the cost, its pretty cheap. But If I am not really watching it, why pay that small cost.
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
May 18th, 2015 at 8:39:20 AM permalink
Mosca
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Mrs and I tried to watch The Gambler the other night. Awful. Turned it off about halfway through.

What I found most ridiculous, the guy gets $10000. Bets it all on one hand, wins, then lets it ride. Then keeps doing that until he loses, usually the 3rd or 4th hand. Even degenerate gamblers know that you can't win infinitely. It was just stupid. But even beyond that, there was no character development, just weak plot. We never even got to the good John Goodman scenes. Jessica Lange was good in her screen time, though.
May 22nd, 2015 at 8:43:32 AM permalink
TheCesspit
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Watched the first episode of American Odyssey last night. AZDuffman and EvenBob should avoid... even I thought it was biased bullshit, and I'm a weeping leftie pinko. We have multiple conspiracies going on, spanning big business, the US military and the public media. We have a plot that made no sense for 40 minutes, where two lawyers are investigating a dodgy payment that seems to be well in the past, but can't actually have been more than 5 days old.

We do have Anna Friel. As the sole survivor in a military unit killed by private US security forces after taking down Al Qaeda's new number 1. How that happens seems laughable.

Oh and we have the line 'Al Jazeera is just a propaganda machine for the terrorists'. Shakes head.

But we do at least have Anna Friel, but I'm off to watch Pushing Daisies again, which was far more enjoyable nonsense.
It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die.... it's called Life
May 30th, 2015 at 5:20:03 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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"Hot Girls Wanted" is a documentary they just added. Kind of an interesting look at the modern porn industry and shows the reality behind it. Gone are the days when there was a studio with a crew that put out a "film" that would be shown at an actual theater no matter if it was seedy. No more "Deep Throat" or "Johnny Wadd." A mix of events has changed things. California, trying to prove government regulations can ruin *any* industry, now requires condoms be used in movies filmed there, driving business out. Viewers do not want that type of product. Meanwhile, the internet makes being a start-up easy, no mafia-controlled shops that lock out a new vendor. Big house to film in, web site, basic cameras, and you are ready to go. Just need the girls.

Which is where this doc pics up. The insane thing about porn is that there is never a shortage of girls to perform. Girls trying to get out of their small town; girls trying to pay for college; girls who think it will make them famous; you name it, they come. And more come. All it takes is a craigslist ad, willingness to front for an airline ticket, and a house large enough to fit a small group of 8-10 girls in relative comfort. (i.e.: they may not get their own room but we are not talking youth hostel.)

Some have already started their "career" on Twitter or other social media, getting followers. While it is not still 1997, porn is still a huge internet search term and still widely viewed. As they get followers, people will pay to see more. The films are more like "shorts" of years ago, 10-15 minutes. The girls get $500-800 or so for their acting. They can do a few a week, and they are hoping for a "breakout" like some performer working some dive bar hoping the entertainment director for MGM Grand sees them and moves them to the big time. In this case Vivid or one of the big-porn players. Of course few make it, and the career-span of these girls is less than a year, 6 months is above average. Your discriminating porn viewer wants either the big star or a stream of new girls, he does not want to see the girl who works at 7-11 over, over, and over.

There are a few scenes that get a touch graphic, both visually and in description of things like torture and fetish porn, so if you watch with kids to let them see what the life is like you will want to view it on your own first.
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May 30th, 2015 at 1:01:15 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: AZDuffman
They can do a few a week, and they are hoping for a "breakout" .


The vast majority do it for the quick
money. It beats working when you're
22, when you can make $1500 a week
for few hours 'work'.

There has been a sea change in this
country in the last 40 years. Being in
porn could ruin a woman's life in 1975,
now it's looked at by many as kind of
cool. The girls in porn now are drop dead
gorgeous; in 1975 they looked like
dolled up hookers with bad complexions.

These girls now face none of the stigma
porn had in the 70's and 80's. Their friends
think it's very modern to show off your body
and get paid for it. Look at Paris Hilton,
hasn't hurt her career at all.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
May 31st, 2015 at 6:00:15 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Tried watching the Fringe on Netflix, and didn't make
it to ep 2. I hate shows that center on murder, like
90% of the cop shows on TV. It's been done and
done and overdone to the max. Most people don't
relate to murder, we don't know murderers or anybody
who was murdered.

Yet TV writers think we're enthralled with it. Sorry, we're
not.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
May 31st, 2015 at 8:02:51 PM permalink
zippyboy
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Quote: Evenbob
The girls in porn now are drop dead gorgeous; .....

uummmmm, not all of 'em. Some have over-siliconed themselves up to joke status. Lips, breasts...what a shame. I can tell they used to be attractive, but now, they're ruined themselves trying to advance their career.

Others on the other hand, for some porn girls, I'm so grateful they've decided to show Joe Average what true beauty looks like. Maybe they were rejected by Victoria's Secret, and now they're a treat to the eyes of men everywhere.