Also I don't think I've ever heard of tubi, so thanks for that tip!
I've only streamed a few movies, but in my experience the ads that you are subjected to in exchange for free use of the service are hardly noticeable. There are only a few breaks per movie and they are very short.
Just finished the new season (#3) of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Really funny stuff, as were the first two seasons. My biggest complaint is that it's only eight episodes, and I didn't have the patience to pace myself...
I think we’re going to see “63 Up” tonight. I’ve seen maybe five of the previous installments; my gf has seen them all. (She’s the one really interested in seeing this in the theater. I could easily wait for it to stream.)
This past weekend, I checked out the new BBC / FX version of "A Christmas Carol," which was advertised as a horror influenced take on the Dickens classic.
It got off to a great start, and despite a run time of almost three hours, actually felt rushed at times. I also feel like this version wasn't as "horror" based as the advertisements would have one believe, instead opting for some dark elements that were just plain icky. I like a new take on the classic, but this version isn't one that will make by December rotation.
Post by Sheriff John Stone on Dec 28, 2019 14:17:26 GMT
I just read where Sue Lyon, the actress who appeared in the 1962 movie, Lolita, passed away at age 73. Lolita was directed by Stanley Kubrick and also starred James Mason, Peter Sellers, and Shelley Winters. The movie centered around a middle-aged man's sexual obsession with a young adolescent girl. Sue Lyon was only 14 at the time of filming. Obviously, the movie was very controversial for its time.
Thought I'd post Ricky Gervais' monologue at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards:
i didn’t watch the show because I don’t watch many movies and awards speeches are agony, but kudos to Ricky Gervais. Generally speaking the mainstream media seemed to dislike him, which I take as a good sign.
I got a copy of Rob Zombie's 3 From Hell for Christmas. It's third movie in his Firefly franchise - House of 1,000 Corpses (2003) and The Devil's Rejects (2005).
While I didn't expect to enjoy this 14 years later sequel as much as I enjoyed the first two, 3 From Hell just wasn't very good. It's almost a cut and paste retread of The Devil's Rejects. Unfortunately, the movie already had one big strike against it when Sid Haig's health limited his role. He passed away just after the movie was released. It has its moments, and could've been better with a tighter run time. It did have a couple subtle call backs to the first two movies, but when a movies highlights include callbacks to previous movies, that's not a good thing.
A Confession is an excellent series UK TV mini-series (6 episodes) recently showing on Belgian television and based on real-life tragic occurrences. It stars the wonderful Martin Freeman, well-known from the likes of Sherlock and The Hobbit:
Post by Sheriff John Stone on Feb 14, 2020 1:33:48 GMT
Goodfellas was on TV again last night. I say again because barely a week goes by without Goodfellas popping up on some cable movie station. And it was the uncensored version! Don't you hate when the bad language is cut out of a movie. It ruins it for me.
I think I've seen Goodfellas more than any other movie. Even though I think I've memorized every scene, if I come across Goodfellas on TV, I'll stop and watch it. I might even go as far as saying Goodfellas is my favorite movie. If it isn't it's in the top three.
Do you have a favorite movie, or when it pops up on TV, you usually stop and watch it?
I had a mobster movie phase around the time Casino came out: '95, '96? Anyway, I watched that movie so, so many times in those first years I probably had it memorized.
But my favorite movie of all time ... probably The Princess Bride, honestly. I KNOW I had that memorized! I still think it's just a hilarious movie, great cast ... I love it. But Caddyshack, Strange Brew, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Boogie Nights, Ghostbusters, Magnolia, those are all in the mix.
Thanks for reviving this thread, SJS. I don't actually have a favorite movie, but after a few years of prioritizing movies I hadn't seen before, and being underwhelmed a few too many times, I've started rewatching movies. I thought it might be fun to revisit movie series, specifically. I started with Rambo. I probably hadn't seen 1-3 in 15 years or so, and only once or twice each. I remember seeing 4 in theaters in 2008 and watching it a few times since. And, I skipped 5 in theaters last year, so I rented it a few weeks ago. I'm not a HUGE Stallone fan, but I like him and have seen a lot of his movies. I'm also not a HUGE all-out action movie fan, but I've watched and enjoyed my fair share. Oh, and my obsession for lists and rating/ranking music has now extended to movies! Here's my entirely subjective, enjoyment-based rating/ranking of Rambo.
1. Rambo - 8/10 2. First Blood - 8/10 3. Rambo: First Blood Pt II - 7/10 4. Rambo III - 7/10 5. Rambo: Last Blood - 6/10
lonelysummer: Shoot, i gave up on new music in the 90's.
Sept 18, 2021 2:18:38 GMT
Kapitan: Anyone want to kick off the next year's music to discuss? Pick anything except 1976, 1963, 1989, 2002, or 2010.
Sept 18, 2021 11:22:42 GMT
Kapitan: If not, I'll post a new one later today.
Sept 18, 2021 11:25:26 GMT
jk: Sounds good to me, Cap'n.
Sept 18, 2021 11:50:32 GMT
carllove: If you want to pick one today, I can do one Monday. Gotta start getting ready to power wash my deck this morning! Did get my thoughts in on 2010 this morning. Rough year!
Sept 18, 2021 13:04:24 GMT
carllove: Actually Kapitan, my husband is still sleeping, so I will choose a year this morning. It will be 1972.
Sept 18, 2021 13:14:07 GMT
B.E.: '63-72 - not just the best years for the Beach Boys but for popular music.
Sept 18, 2021 13:25:18 GMT
Kapitan: Great year for music!
Sept 18, 2021 14:34:33 GMT