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smackfu
Jun 7, 2004



Nihonniboku posted:

What else on Apple + should I check out? I know I want to check out the Sophia Coppola Bill Murray movie.

I liked the Beastie Boys movie. The new Billie Eilish one is also interesting although itís overly long and a bit intense.

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Enos Cabell
Nov 3, 2004




Nihonniboku posted:

Ok, I finally decided to check out Apple +. I figured I'd exhaust their limited content for a month or two and then cancel. I started Ted Lasso last night, which as everyone has said, is fantastic, and I have absolutely 0 interest in sports. But I really like that they gave so many of these characters so much nuance and depth when they could have just been very one note.

What else on Apple + should I check out? I know I want to check out the Sophia Coppola Bill Murray movie.

Mythic Quest is both really funny and surprisingly touching, definitely recommended.

Aglet56
Sep 1, 2011


I thought that the pitch of Rotten Tomatoes was that even though it just aggregates thumbs up/down reviews, the score that it produces works as a qualitative grade; 90% movies are supposed to be better than 80% which are better than 70%. My memory is that it came out around the same time that Nate Silver was getting his start with the 2008 election and everybody was starting to get excited about Big Data and the wisdom of crowds and all that poo poo.

Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004

At the end of 2018, a study was published by London Metropolitan University showing that certain bacteria, normally present only in intestinal tracts or feces, were found on McDonald's self-service screens.




lmao no RT is way before that.

teagone
Jun 10, 2003

That was pretty intense, huh?

Aglet56 posted:

I thought that the pitch of Rotten Tomatoes was that even though it just aggregates thumbs up/down reviews, the score that it produces works as a qualitative grade; 90% movies are supposed to be better than 80% which are better than 70%. My memory is that it came out around the same time that Nate Silver was getting his start with the 2008 election and everybody was starting to get excited about Big Data and the wisdom of crowds and all that poo poo.

It doesn't work on a more nuanced scale because I'm personally more entertained when watching Paul W.S. Anderson's Mortal Kombat than when I'm watching Captain America Civil War. The numbers don't add up because there are more variables at play when it comes to judging film than just a hard percentage.

Aglet56
Sep 1, 2011


teagone posted:

It doesn't work on a more nuanced scale because I'm personally more entertained when watching Paul W.S. Anderson's Mortal Kombat than when I'm watching Captain America Civil War. The numbers don't add up because there are more variables at play when it comes to judging film than just a hard percentage.

Right, it's a pretty silly concept, but I thought that was the idea. But as the poster above noted, RT apparently started in 1998 so I guess I'm wrong anyways.

Enos Cabell
Nov 3, 2004




RT is great when you're trying to coordinate a family movie outing for a dozen people with wildly differing tastes and the only goal is to annoy the least amount of people.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Watching movies with other people? When would a goon ever run into that scenario

teagone
Jun 10, 2003

That was pretty intense, huh?

Enos Cabell posted:

RT is great when you're trying to coordinate a family movie outing for a dozen people with wildly differing tastes and the only goal is to annoy the least amount of people.

Rebrand Rotten Tomatoes as "Family Movie Night-O-Meter"

doctorfrog
Mar 14, 2007

Great.



The last couple series I binged on Netflix started out OK, but ended ridiculously, and not in an entertaining way IMO, (Bodyguard, some Belgian murder mystery show). I watched Collateral (British police procedural gritty murder drama), and it was ok, in that it wasn't great, but didn't waste my time.

Any opinions on DARK, it's a German rural creepy show of some kind. Slow, oncoming dread, or writers' room running out of ideas and just flopping around like a dying fish?

King of Bleh
Mar 2, 2007

A kingdom of rats.


Rotten Tomatoes is fantastic and their primary metric is leagues better at conveying useful information than their main peer Metacritic.

The problem is really that the website is a million years old and was designed before techy people had a good sense of how bad normal people are at actually *understanding* metrics, and how to design a website that anticipates and counteracts that.

The other problem is the notion of some sort of objective numerical signal of media quality is very quaint in 2021, the current culture is that everyone has their own personalized filter bubble and they just want to hear what opinions on movies they ought to have from reddit or fox news or a podcast or a streamer or

AccountSupervisor
Aug 3, 2004

I am greatful for my loop pedal

doctorfrog posted:

The last couple series I binged on Netflix started out OK, but ended ridiculously, and not in an entertaining way IMO, (Bodyguard, some Belgian murder mystery show). I watched Collateral (British police procedural gritty murder drama), and it was ok, in that it wasn't great, but didn't waste my time.

Any opinions on DARK, it's a German rural creepy show of some kind. Slow, oncoming dread, or writers' room running out of ideas and just flopping around like a dying fish?

I thought Dark was remarkable and its one of my favorite shows in recent memory but some people werent thrilled with season 3, but more relative to the quality of the first two seasons than "bad" in the general sense.

Personally I thought the entire show was phenomenal and the ending really hit me hard.

The Puppy Bowl
Jan 31, 2013

A dog, in the house.

*woof*

12 person family movie night is one of the worst things I can imagine.

Enos Cabell
Nov 3, 2004




The Puppy Bowl posted:

12 person family movie night is one of the worst things I can imagine.

It's not great! My folks love taking everyone out to the movies during the Christmas holidays, and splitting the group into two different movies is just unfathomable. I did catch up on a lot of sleep when the Hobbit movies were the least bad option 3 years running.

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Punkin Spunkin
Jan 1, 2010

Catching up to god quicker



I just use letterboxd helps to see what friends and people you follow think, plus it's rare (with a few exceptions) to find something rated 3.5+ that i dont end up kinda liking.

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