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precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town




veni veni veni posted:

Now that I'm finishing up part 2, I have to admit it's pretty hard to give MJ the benefit of the doubt in any way, shape or form. I feel like I want to keep a neutral stance considering a lot of factors, but deep down it's hard to believe any of this poo poo isn't true.

Part of that is that so much of it is like, objectively true. He definitely traveled with preteen male "companions" in exactly the way one would travel with a lover. He definitely slept in the same bed with them. Etc. It just seems so unlikely that nothing inappropriate was going down.

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Inspector 34
Mar 9, 2009
DOES NOT RESPECT THE RUN

BUT THEY WILL



Turambar posted:

Formula 1: Drive to Survive looks absolutely stunning in 4K. Could be that I'm still getting used to my new tv, but the on-board camera shots are really something else.

Nice to get a look behind the curtain of the teams (Excluding Ferrari and Mercedes)

I'm not watching on 4k but it's still fantastic! Also helps that I am a big fan of Ricciardo. He seems to balance the business side of things with just having fun and enjoying life a lot. This show doesn't really highlight that aspect of his personality a ton (so far), but it's very clear from paying attention to the sport in general.

veni veni veni
Jun 5, 2005

We've never been into punk. It was too traditional.


precision posted:

Part of that is that so much of it is like, objectively true. He definitely traveled with preteen male "companions" in exactly the way one would travel with a lover. He definitely slept in the same bed with them. Etc. It just seems so unlikely that nothing inappropriate was going down.

True, but I think the question is really more about what his actions, motivations, and mental state were. There's no doubt that he had incredibly weird, suspect relationships with young boys and that has been out in the open for years. The things described in Leaving Neverland aren't really surprising in the least. I think it's good to go in with a neutral mindset because he was exonerated in court and other people have stated that their experiences weren't the same and the guy is dead.

In the end it's extremely damning though. I can't really come up with a single good reason to believe all of it isn't completely true.

Also loving Christ, Wade's mom is such an epically terrible human being.

Collateral
Feb 17, 2010


Get hype.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJoR4vlIIs

Timby
Dec 23, 2006

Your mother!



All I can see when I look at Tennant is Geddy Lee.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


You know, that's way better looking than I was expecting for a Prachett adaptation.

Hubbardologist
Jan 19, 2007

Secretly force socialism, communism and imperialism types of government onto the people of the United States of America.


I watched the first episode of Ricky Gervais' new show on Netflix, After Life, about a guy whose wife dies of cancer and he is struggling to find a reason to keep going. But his primary coping mechanisms are drinking heavily and being a belligerent rear end in a top hat.

It's possible that I just have a soft spot for bleak comedies about misanthropes, but I enjoyed what I saw.

Glottis
May 29, 2002

No. It's necessary.


Yam Slacker


This looks great. I'm not familiar with the source material, but it does remind me of how much I enjoy the stupid, stupid show that is The Magicians, which I consider to be extremely binge-able (Netflix). I guess it's the right kind of stupid for me.

"Solo" is also on Netflix, and I think it holds up well when rewatching. You can ignore the groan-worthy moments better (origin of his name, mainly) and the rest of the movie is legit fun. I might just have terrible taste, though.

veni veni veni
Jun 5, 2005

We've never been into punk. It was too traditional.


I'd watch Solo or Rogue 1 over the new trilogy any day.

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



I’d rather watch Holdo’s purple hair in slow motion than watch Solo again.

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.




Grimey Drawer

CelticPredator posted:

I’d rather watch Holdo’s purple hair in slow motion than watch Solo again.

I thought we weren't supposed to talk about our fetishes on here.

10 Beers
May 21, 2005

Shit! I didn't bring a knife.



Piell posted:

I turned it off after 15 minutes when the main character showed how cool and smart he was by flirting with the school tour guide while showing how dumb she was and how she didnt know anything.

You're smarter than me. I made it halfway through episode 2 before I tapped out.

The Order is real bad, friends.

Lycus
Aug 5, 2008

Half the posters in this forum have been made up. This website is a goddamn ghost town.


The Order may be the worst Netflix original.

Midgetskydiver
Apr 27, 2007




Grimey Drawer

veni veni veni posted:

Now that I'm finishing up part 2, I have to admit it's pretty hard to give MJ the benefit of the doubt in any way, shape or form. I feel like I want to keep a neutral stance considering a lot of factors, but deep down it's hard to believe any of this poo poo isn't true.

That's where I'm at as well. There's no "proof" but there is so much smoke and this isn't a court of law. The dude is dead- yeah he doesn't get to "defend" himself but the man wanted other people's children in his bed and wanted access to his bedroom extremely controlled while they were there.

Junkie Disease
Jan 11, 2007
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates



Did humans test CBS all access on a browser?

Star Trek Discovery mini review - Starts out strong then farts all over its A and B and C plots then chops them up and and forgets what part goes where when it tapes it back to a weak whole.

Also its rated M for some reason and 95% of the time forgets to justify that rating so it tosses in some nudity and F bombs

All in all better then Enterprise and Voyager - Eat poo poo Neelix

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.




Grimey Drawer

Junkie Disease posted:

Did humans test CBS all access on a browser?

As far as I can tell there are no streaming services with a really overall good interface, because what a customer wants from a streaming service and what's optimal for the provider are two entirely different things.

Filthy Hans
Jun 27, 2008





I never thought Netflix would make a second season of Tin Star, but they did and I can't wait to watch it

the first season was probably the darkest season of television I've ever seen

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town




Yeah I liked Tin Star a lot

spite house
Apr 28, 2009



If you're in the US, have a library card, and your local library system has a subscription, Kanopy is a fantastic free streaming service. They have a lot of Criterion Collection (though that might be going away once their dedicated service launches), a lot of indies and a whole fuckton of obscure foreign stuff. And "Death Bed, The Bed That Eats People" from that one Patton Oswalt bit.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013


If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.





Grimey Drawer

Criterion Channel's latest hint for Movie of the Week:

https://twitter.com/Criterion/statu...815229081022472

Jim Jarmusch's Night On Earth

veni veni veni
Jun 5, 2005

We've never been into punk. It was too traditional.


Watching Triple Frontier, and how Charlie Hunnam has made it this far with his utterly terrible American accent is beyond me.

bred
Oct 24, 2008


More Terrace House. Will the glasses date happen?

vivat virtute
Dec 28, 2006


when i die, bury me inside the lambic store






Smellrose

Watched the Hulu original horror film Treehouse last night

It was loving terrible

Sock The Great
Oct 1, 2006

It's Lonely At The Top. But It's Comforting To Look Down Upon Everyone At The Bottom

Grimey Drawer

I feel like anyone who is into Terrace House would really like Dating Around. Please check it out!

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013


If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.





Grimey Drawer

Sock The Great posted:

I feel like anyone who is into Terrace House would really like Dating Around. Please check it out!

You know what?

Okay, I will.

Sock The Great
Oct 1, 2006

It's Lonely At The Top. But It's Comforting To Look Down Upon Everyone At The Bottom

Grimey Drawer

Franchescanado posted:

You know what?

Okay, I will.

The main subject of the first episode is easily the worst of the bunch, but still really fascinating. It gets way better from there.

Basebf555
Feb 29, 2008

The greatest sensual pleasure there is is to know the desires of another!



Fun Shoe

I thought Triple Frontier was pretty interesting because it really portrays the protagonists as sociopathic shitheads and doesn't do much to obscure that aspect of them. Their actions are mostly depicted as unambiguously bad and criminal, but they themselves keep on with their noble warrior schtick to the very end. You don't see a whole lot of movies like that, especially with big stars like Isaac and Affleck.

veni veni veni
Jun 5, 2005

We've never been into punk. It was too traditional.


Paul ReiserFS posted:

Watched the Hulu original horror film Treehouse last night

It was loving terrible

It was so bad I almost wanted to make a rant post about it, but when I mentioned it seemed like no one else had even watched it. Just god awful on a level that you rarely see.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.

Basebf555 posted:

I thought Triple Frontier was pretty interesting because it really portrays the protagonists as sociopathic shitheads and doesn't do much to obscure that aspect of them. Their actions are mostly depicted as unambiguously bad and criminal, but they themselves keep on with their noble warrior schtick to the very end. You don't see a whole lot of movies like that, especially with big stars like Isaac and Affleck.

I heard it described elsewhere as a movie that tries to ride the line between reinforcing the "badass" nature of toxic masculinity to appeal to shithead viewers and condemning their worldview. Any merit to that?

Basebf555
Feb 29, 2008

The greatest sensual pleasure there is is to know the desires of another!



Fun Shoe

feedmyleg posted:

I heard it described elsewhere as a movie that tries to ride the line between reinforcing the "badass" nature of toxic masculinity to appeal to shithead viewers and condemning their worldview. Any merit to that?

Maybe, but the biggest point in favor of that argument would probably be the casting itself. Like, you don't expect Affleck to play a stone-cold mass murderer who goes completely unhinged the moment he steps back into combat, and it's a really effective subversion of expectations when that happens.

Most of the violence is really not presented in a badass way. It's mostly people being executed for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Even the main "bad guy" that they're robbing is really not established as particularly evil except for the fact that he's referred to as a cartel boss.

veni veni veni
Jun 5, 2005

We've never been into punk. It was too traditional.


I thought triple frontier was solid. It definitely walks a line between condemning the characters actions and them being “badass”

It went in a general direction I wasn’t really expecting. I’d imagine anyone who likes action movies will enjoy it.

Lycus
Aug 5, 2008

Half the posters in this forum have been made up. This website is a goddamn ghost town.


Triple Frontier: Wow, that Charlie Hunnum's a stand-up guy. He's gonna give up his sha- oh, pfft, nevermind.

LifeLynx
Feb 27, 2001

Dang so this is like looking over his shoulder in real-time

Grimey Drawer

Love, Death & Robots is mixed, but the highs are really high. I haven't watched them all yet, but SUITS is my favorite. Country farmers + mechs is a genre mashup I didn't know I needed. THREE ROBOTS was great also.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.

Is the gender stuff as icky as the one early review I read led to me to believe? It's a Heavy Metal riff so I assume so, but just wondering if it's maybe a bit more subversive than that reviewer picked up on.

Sir Not Appearing
Apr 26, 2004



Requesting "Icky Gender Stuff" as my new username.

TIA

LifeLynx
Feb 27, 2001

Dang so this is like looking over his shoulder in real-time

Grimey Drawer

feedmyleg posted:

Is the gender stuff as icky as the one early review I read led to me to believe? It's a Heavy Metal riff so I assume so, but just wondering if it's maybe a bit more subversive than that reviewer picked up on.

I had to go seek out that review. It's mostly just trawling for Woke Points. Only one so far (GOOD HUNTING, with the Chinese shape-shifting spirits) came across as "icky" in an exploitative way. THE WITNESS comes close - it's mentioned in the review, the main character is a stripper and is nearly nude for the entire short - but it has a lot of style and I liked the story, and painted one of those all-too-close near-futures where it's overcrowded and no one really cares about each other.

Edit: Reviews

Sonnie's Edge - The creature fight was brutal, but lacked some tactile feedback. I liked the double twist ending.

Three Robots - One of the best in the series, kids could almost watch this one if it weren't for the F-bombs. Robots exploring post-apocalyptic human society is neat, and all three robots had great personalities.

The Witness - Good concept, slightly confusing ending. There's a message here but I'm not sure if I understand it fully.

Suits - Absolutely the best of the bunch, if you watch just one, start with this one. Country farmers fending off aliens with scarecrow-style mechs. The final shot confused me, though. Why farm there?

Sucker of Souls - Got some Venture Brothers vibes, but more edgy, and not in a good way.

When the Yogurt Took Over - It's a cute short without much meaning, but then again it's about sentient yogurt, so....

Beyond the Aquila Rift - Stopped just as it got interesting, and it was one of the longer ones.

Good Hunting - Might be the worst one. The plot was everywhere and it felt like someone's excuse to draw their transformation fetish OCs.

The Dump - I liked it. Pretty clear what was happening from the get-go, but still good.

Shape-Shifters - Some kind of commentary on discrimination in the military with... werewolves.

Helping Hand - Trapped in space stuff freaks me out.

Fish Night - What did I just watch?

Lucky 13 - One of the few where I was satisfied with the story being wrapped up.

Zima Blue - Very interesting, can't really talk about it without spoiling it though.

Blindspot - This looked like it was designed to sell action figures.

Ice Age - It's a Tiny Civilization story where they advance at 100000x the speed. Simpsons did it, Futurama did it, and this one doesn't bring anything new to the table, but the effects were good.

Alternate Histories - I never thought I'd be bored watching Hitler die over and over. Good animation though.

The Secret War - Sometimes I'll see a short film and think the creator played a video game and just wanted to make their own version of that. This is just a generic action/shooter game cutscene.

LifeLynx fucked around with this message at 20:19 on Mar 15, 2019

Macdeo Lurjtux
Jul 5, 2011

BRRREADSTOOORRM!


Yeah, I kind of got a video game vibe from Sonnie’s Edge and Suits, though Sonnie’s Edge might be because it was made by the team at Blur who handles like 60% of the video game industry’s cutscenes. And Suits was just someone’s riff on Starcraft.

married but discreet
May 7, 2005




Taco Defender

American Werewolf In London got added to TubiTV. It's an all time classic, go watch it for free.

LifeLynx
Feb 27, 2001

Dang so this is like looking over his shoulder in real-time

Grimey Drawer

Macdeo Lurjtux posted:

Yeah, I kind of got a video game vibe from Sonnie’s Edge and Suits, though Sonnie’s Edge might be because it was made by the team at Blur who handles like 60% of the video game industry’s cutscenes. And Suits was just someone’s riff on Starcraft.

Oh, was it? Yeah, the one guy who drove the long car thing in Starcraft (Raynor?) reminds me of it, now that you mention it.

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Tuxedo Catfish
Mar 17, 2007

You've got guts! Come to my village, I'll buy you lunch.


The preview for Sonnie's Edge really grabbed me -- I liked the aesthetic, the music -- but the writing is so loving bad I tapped out without even finishing the whole 17-minute episode. Just atrocious.

I hadn't realized at first it was an anthology series, but if that's what they lead with I don't think I'm interested.

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