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

September 11th, 2019 at 11:04:44 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 946
Posts: 11169


Finally got round to watching some of the 18 animated episodes of the series released in March.

Heavy Metal comic magazine has been around since 1977, so this series is more or less the visual equivalent of Heavy Metal crossed with Tales of the Crypt (as a comic since 1950, as an HBO series since 1989).

The animation varies from comic to photo-realistic

September 11th, 2019 at 11:25:12 AM permalink
Face
Administrator
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 61
Posts: 3884
Quote: terapined
ESPN 30 FOR 30
Watched Dennis Rodman doc last nite. 2 hours
It was fascinating.
He was weird but have to admit I was a big fan back in the day.
Really the only player I ever saw that could really play great D on Shaq


Was a huge Rodman fan back in the day; was really the only part of basketball I knew or liked. I suppose it's why I get more angsty then most when making a big deal of gay players. Like, did we forget already this mo'fo setting records year after year in eye shadow, rouge and a gd halter top? Led the league in rebounds 7 years in a row, champion 5 times, NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice, all while bangin' half of Madonna's dance troupe lol.

I'm not and never was a basketball player, but insofar as I was, he was my muse. Love me some Worm.
Be bold and risk defeat, or be cautious and encourage it.
September 11th, 2019 at 1:49:03 PM permalink
Gandler
Member since: Aug 15, 2019
Threads: 10
Posts: 779
Stranger Things (3 seasons) on Netflix is really good, if you are into retro-80s styled scifi movies.
September 15th, 2019 at 1:30:59 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 946
Posts: 11169
Marianne, a French language horror series, is pretty spooky.



Lured back to her hometown, a famous horror writer discovers that the evil spirit who plagues her dreams is now wreaking havoc in the real world.
Premiere Date: Sep 13, 2019

September 15th, 2019 at 7:07:27 AM permalink
Fleastiff
Member since: Oct 27, 2012
Threads: 59
Posts: 7575
SUNDAY PBS 1:00PM-7:00PM PROHIBITION BY KEN BURNS

MONDAY PBS COUNTRY MUSIC BY KEN BURNS
September 15th, 2019 at 10:45:10 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 135
Posts: 20036
Quote: Pacomartin
Marianne, a French language horror series, is pretty spooky.


The only way I can watch these
is with the sound turned down
and then the acting seems
really cheesy and I only see
half of it because I'm reading
the rest of the time.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 16th, 2019 at 1:39:44 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 946
Posts: 11169
Quote: Evenbob
The only way I can watch these is with the sound turned down..



The assistant/best friend is the really cute one in Marianne.

The French have a special affinity for the "second girl" in their films.
"The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak" (1984 French film based on novel from the 1930s). Beth is the nerdy assistant with the big eyes.
September 16th, 2019 at 11:02:03 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 135
Posts: 20036
Quote: Pacomartin


The French have a special


The acting in dubbed films always
seems god awful because so much
of acting is the voice. Probably 80%
of it. And you only get that if they
speak in a language you understand.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 16th, 2019 at 6:22:41 PM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 946
Posts: 11169
Quote: Evenbob
The acting in dubbed films always seems god awful because so much of acting is the voice.


I think most people agree with that. TV shows are almost always dubbed, but most feature films shown now (for adults) are no longer dubbed , but have captions. Sometimes in Mexico a film that was marginal (appeals to both older children and adults) would show in one theater dubbed, and in another with captions.

Sometimes in Marianne the caption would literally flash on and off so fast that you had no chance of reading it. At times it seemed like the dialogue was important.
September 17th, 2019 at 12:20:41 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 135
Posts: 20036
Prime has got a new animated series
that's just spooky. The tech is called
Rotoscope:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotoscoping

It's hard to watch, I hope this isn't the
future.

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