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will_5198
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"What Have You Watched Lately? 2024"


          

this is more for anything that doesn't merit its own post or came out a while ago

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The Curse (Showtime)
Jan 31st 2024
1
amazon, hulu, and then more of nothing
Jan 31st 2024
2
30 Coins
Jan 31st 2024
3
this show is ridiculous
Feb 06th 2024
12
      season 2 is definitely a mixed bag
Feb 06th 2024
13
Bookie HBO Max, quick binge
Feb 02nd 2024
4
Griselda (Netflix) this wasn't good
Feb 04th 2024
5
RE: Griselda (Netflix) this wasn't good
Feb 04th 2024
6
      yeah I mean Narcos took alot of liberties too
Feb 05th 2024
8
Most Wanted (1997) and Entrapment (1999)
Feb 05th 2024
7
I miss these 80s and 90s movies lost in time
Feb 05th 2024
9
i miss low budget, artsy 90's movies
Feb 06th 2024
10
Love Most Wanted
Feb 15th 2024
16
Monsieur Spade
Feb 06th 2024
11
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Feb 08th 2024
14
legendary PSH performance.
Feb 16th 2024
17
Lone Star (Sayles, 1996)
Feb 10th 2024
15
An absolute all-time great American film.
Feb 16th 2024
18
Right now, just rewatches/listens of Shameless and Game Of Thrones
Feb 16th 2024
19
sadly i think later Shameless seasons ruined it for me
Feb 18th 2024
20
Been binging Columbo lately
Feb 18th 2024
21

will_5198
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1. "The Curse (Showtime)"
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somewhat of a Nathan Fielder fan and definitely a Benny Safdie fan, this was a crazy amalgamation of...all sorts of things

Emma Stone is very good and Fielder evokes a car-crash watchability that I haven't seen on TV since Gervais in The Office

even though its 10 episodes, each one of them could have been about 15 minutes shorter as there are segments and subplots that drag a little

but every episode had at least one sequence that was absolutely worth the run time

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howisya
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2. "amazon, hulu, and then more of nothing"
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i haven't yet checked but knew amazon was putting ads in prime video, as if the annual subscription weren't good enough. it irks me they want to add a surcharge for the same ad-free experience it's been, as opposed to a new benefit. i hadn't watched prime originals thinking they weren't going anywhere, but under the circumstances, i finally watched...

Fleabag
Swarm
I'm a Virgo
Sound of Metal
One Night in Miami...
Jean-Claude Van Johnson
The Vast of Night (shoutout to stylez dainty, i think?)
Forever
Tales from the Loop

enjoyed 'em all. would've kept going, but i managed to open my birthday email from hulu this year and saw i had a free month, ad-free.

Devs
Kid 90
Prey
The Old Man
Top of the Lake: China Girl

yep, i'd been waiting a while. again, i wish i had more time to watch, but i'll enjoy this and cancel, leaving just prime, now with ads.

i expect to do something i haven't done since the '90s: rewatch my favorites. no subscription fee, no danger of the original content being yanked, no hype machine. that and keep going to the movies.

  

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navajo joe
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3. "30 Coins "
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Loved the first season even if most eps felt a little long. Second season hasn't hit as hard largely because of the expanded cast, the grueling hell sequences, how all the characters are scattered across the globe. Some of the Sam Raimi/Evil Dead fun of season 1 is lost as the story expands.

It's still fun though and I love that Paul Giamatti is more than game. Really glad a gory, goofy show like this exists.

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12. "this show is ridiculous"
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the first episode of the series felt like a series finale. maybe i'll check out season 2.

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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13. "season 2 is definitely a mixed bag"
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but if you think season 1 is ridiculous just wait.

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4. "Bookie HBO Max, quick binge"
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Not great, but low stakes, funny, quick episodes. Fun. Pulled me in and I keep watching

  

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5. "Griselda (Netflix) this wasn't good"
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i'm a pretty big fan of Narcos and Griselda Blanco is one of the most interesting crime figures ever so this was a bummer.

you can't really hammer the point that in order to succeed in the game, she had to be far more fierce than the men, then undercut that point by sanitizing what an absolute sociopath she really was. Unlike the job they did with Escobar, she was far too sympathetic. girlboss single mom trying to make her way in the patriarchy of the drug biz who later got overly paranoid and went mad. alot of the murderous shit they show is watered down versions of things she did in real life, or show her feeling bad about it. The real Griselda was an unrepentant monster, at least according to every single person who ever knew her, except maybe her son. That's why all these other killers were terrified of her

also Vegara was kinda bad imo. it was hard to take her seriously.

  

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6. "RE: Griselda (Netflix) this wasn't good"
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Yeah the show definitely downplayed how ruthless she was in real life.
She didn’t look like Sofía Vegara either so you know they were going for a fantasy tale.

I do need to catch up on Narcos though for a more serious take on things.

  

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8. "yeah I mean Narcos took alot of liberties too"
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but they didn't water down Pablo Escobar. They still managed to make him compelling to watch without trying to make people sympathize with him.

I guess the difference is they told Narcos more, or at least narrated, from law enforcement's perspective

They tried to have that angle as a thing here but it was kinda haf-assed, like it seemed to mostly be there to show a parallel dynamic of what an exceptional woman had to do to in succeed such a male dominated institution, compared to the mediocre grab-ass types she worked with. It's not a bad or false thing to show, just that the execution was ehhh.

  

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7. "Most Wanted (1997) and Entrapment (1999)"
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Anyone else have Bounce TV?

Most Wanted was the perfect action movie to have on in the background while doing random internet shit on my phone. It's also terrible.

I used to love Entrapment around when it first came out because I was a certain age at the time. I hadn't seen it in a really long time.

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9. "I miss these 80s and 90s movies lost in time"
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not prestige or modern enough to make it on streaming

we need an HD version of Surviving The Game (1994)

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10. "i miss low budget, artsy 90's movies"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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16. "Love Most Wanted "
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It's basically a Shooter with a really low budget. Get some classic John Vought over acting out of it.

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11. "Monsieur Spade"
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It's rather slow and the plotting byzantine but it's definitely scratched the itch that Perry Mason failed to for me.

Clive Owen is really good even if his accent is all over the place. It's also gorgeous to look at.

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14. "The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)"
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Matt Damon does a fine job as a psychopath, but the weird American accents by Cate Blanchett and Jude Law are very distracting

best part about this movie is the very excellent location shots in Europe

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17. "legendary PSH performance."
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15. "Lone Star (Sayles, 1996)"
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What if the Great American Novel was actually a movie?

It's actually crazy it's taken me almost 30 years to see this but now I get the hype.

A true classic of American filmmaking that is just as timely and vital today three decades after its release if not more so.

Would pair well with Burnett's To Sleep with Anger

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18. "An absolute all-time great American film. "
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So fucking stoked that Criterion gave us a release this year. Painfully, painfully overdue.

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19. "Right now, just rewatches/listens of Shameless and Game Of Thrones"
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I steamrolled Shameless until I neared the end of S8, then needed a break.

It’s quite the catharsis for me, but still needed a shift from relatively realistic misery and struggle toward a more fantastical brand that doesn’t hit quite so close to home.

Both hold up exceptionally well. I’m just at Blackwater on GOT, so I haven’t hot the doldrums just yet.

Between that, I’m running back through three audiobooks:

-Ghost In The Wires. Think Catch Me If You Can, but with one of the early GOAT hackers, Kevin Mitnick. RIP. This is a fun read with a littany of “holy shit” moments. Kevin was brilliant.

-Three Body Problem, getting ready for the Netflix show. It’s a bit more dry than I remember..

-The Remaining. I still wish this got the Walking Dead treatment. Someday, I suppose. But it’s a great zombie survival series.

-Sig-

“Why didn’t you do this in your own god damn country?"

-All Stah's view on undocumented immigrants wanting to be treated like human beings.

  

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20. "sadly i think later Shameless seasons ruined it for me"
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which weirdly enough was the opposite with my GoT rewatch

I also never finished Shameless, and the last season or two that I did watch, i had one foot out the door.

when i tried a rewatch, I assumed i could rekindle, because i really really dug it for a while, but i couldn't get into it at all.

with GoT the rewatch it reminded me immediately how amazing it was at one point despite how depressingly bad the landing was.

  

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21. "Been binging Columbo lately "
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Generally don’t watch cop shows, but goddamn if it isn’t one of the best. Peter Falk stumbling and bumbling his way to exposing the murderer every time never gets old. Hilarious that he’s constantly referencing his wife and we never meet her, but his dog makes an appearance every other episode.

  

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