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1  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: If I were to watch ONE comedy show... on: August 29, 2014, 04:03:45 PM
If you have cable, you should have it, since it's on FX.
Amazon (instant video) has it too.
I rarely watch TV as it's broadcast. Unless FX has it On Demand? Either that or I have to pay for it per episode.

Yodes, that's a cool site. Looks like Fargo is 1.99 per ep on itunes. I hate the idea of paying more for TV than what I already pay Comcast and Netflix. I'll wait and see on this one.
2  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: If I were to watch ONE comedy show... on: August 29, 2014, 10:28:15 AM
If comedy isn't your jam, check out True Detective. I just started it and it's my bag.
Been there, done that. GREAT show.

I want to watch FARGO, but it's not on anything I own.

Damn tv got complicated in the last 5 years.

When you talk about a show you have to ask "what's it on?"

Exactly. How do I watch it?
3  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: If I were to watch ONE comedy show... on: August 24, 2014, 02:27:09 PM
Grimey? So I'm gross now? Wouldn't it be Grimy, or Grimmy? ;-)

I haven't fit in much more comedy. I've watched 4 eps of Louie, which I'm still not sure I even like. Some of the bits are simply not funny (like the lady who wanted to have sex with an "old" guy. That was just weird). I haven't watched any more Arrested beyond the first two, but I do plan to.
I've been watching Breaking Bad Season 4 mostly.
I'm looking forward to finding a new drama after BB, as I'm kind of sick of it. I have plenty of options for that, so no thread for you!
4  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who on: August 24, 2014, 02:17:50 PM
For the first time, I watch the episode with both my wife and son. This was the first episode of Doctor Who my wife has ever seen. She was mostly just confused, for obvious reasons.
I found it just mostly odd. Capaldi was ok, but I look forward to his future episodes after he's figured himself out. Same thing for Clara, who was very un-Clara-like for most of the episode.
Any why the continual boyfriend references? Those two never had any romance. Flirted, maybe, but nothing more.
The story was pretty weak, but I know that wasn't the point of it. The new Doctor was.
Next week, Daleks? Really?! Friggin' Moffat.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 20, 2014, 09:23:50 AM
I was off work yesterday due to my wife having knee surgery. She's stubborn, and hates asking for help, so the next 4-6 weeks should be fun.

My son started 8th grade on Monday. How the HELL did that happen? Makes me feel old.
6  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: August 19, 2014, 09:54:00 PM
Finished Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay - It wasn't as good as his previous books, which I highly recommend(Sarantium series and The Last Light of the Sun specifically), but I still liked it. The guy I borrowed it from likened it to Dan Brown books, and I would agree. Simple, fast-paced, history based(in this case, Provence, France), thrilling. The main protagonist is a 15 year old boy, so it feels like a youth fiction book, but I recommend to anyone looking for a fun, fast read.

I'm starting up Mistborn #2, but it feels a little weird considering how complete the first book felt. I'm really inter4ested to see where the story goes.
7  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 16, 2014, 02:41:22 PM
Captain Phillips - Great movie! As always with movies like this I wonder what is true, and what has been changed for the movie. Regardless, it was intense as hell, and Tom hanks was fantastic as always. Even had me tearing up in the end. he truly is one of our greatest actors.

The Grey - Why did I watch this? It was on a list of top 100 Netflix movies to see. I want my 2 hours back. It wasn't horrible, but it was totally predictable. And what's up with the giant man-eating direwolves? Alaska getting a bad rap here. It DID have more character and "meaning" than you would expect out of a movie like this. I'll give it that.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 13, 2014, 09:48:36 AM
I posted this on FB this morning:
Aauugghh! It's driving me nuts. People trotting out the ridiculous "rule of three" now that Lauren Bacall has died a day after Robin Williams. I'm seeing it mentioned all over the place. Think for just a second about this supposed "rule". Where would it come from? Why would it happen? How would it even be possible? Things do not happen in threes. People do not die in threes. People die by the thousands every day! It's all just silly superstition, and humans trying to make sense of things they don't understand. Some days I truly do feel embarrassed for the human race.
9  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: August 12, 2014, 08:48:19 AM
I'm right smack in the middle of Breaking Bad Season 4. I'm kind of getting tired of Jesse's mental issues, and Walt doing something stupid just so the story can move along.
Like last night had Walt drink a bunch of wine, then stupidly give Hank the idea that Gale wasn't the real genius behind the product. I get a little bit that his stupid pride, and "battle" with Gale over who is smarter/better, might influence him a bit, but to make such a stupid statement? I assume Skyler will kill him in the next episode and that will be that.   
And Jesse's 3 day endless party? I understand what they are doing with him, but at this point it's overdone and annoying. He's pathetic. We get it.
The show is enjoyable on a surface level, but a little overrated. Maybe by the end of it all I'll change my mind, but I doubt it. I most certainly want to see how it all pans out.
10  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 11, 2014, 08:35:53 PM
You know what other numbers don't lie? The amount of money his movies make. Kind of sickens me that he's figured out if you make a movie out of a recognizable franchise/brand/name, it won't matter how good or bad it is, people will still go out and see it just out of curiosity.

I know, and I hate that it makes me so judgmental in regards to the general movie going public. I know that sounds weird, but I find myself looking down on people who enjoy godawful movies like what Bay directs/produces. Mostly because I LOVE movies, and want the great ones rewarded with more than just good reviews, and the bad ones penalized by more than just bad reviews.  When a shitty Transformers movie makes 3-400 million dollars all it does is tell Hollywood to make more movies like that. I like explosions and giant robots as much as the next guy/gal, but it NEEDS to be accompanied by a coherent story and characters I actually care about.

I watched The Divide the other night. That was a fucked up movie. Started out with a decent premise, then spiraled down into torture porn type stuff. Not cool.
11  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 11, 2014, 04:21:21 PM
^ The consensus for TMNT is pretty typical Michael Bay.  Lots of good action; no childish charm.

Remember, Bay didn't direct TMNT, just produce. It doesn't mean he didn't have a hand in the proceedings, though.
Orson, you're never too old for any kind of movie, as far as I'm concerned. TMNT, though, looks terrible, and apparently is. Definitely prioritize Guardians over it.

OMG, I went to RT to look at Bays Filmography:
The #'s don't lie.
12  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 11, 2014, 09:35:13 AM
Anyone see Snowpiercer? That seems to be getting shafted with a minimal release

Yes! I somehow convinced my wife to go see it. Pretty darn good movie, with a few flaws I can't go into for fear of spoilers.
-Story has been told a million times before, but it's still told well
-Decent action, but very violent
-Chris Evans is great

I DO recommend it. You'd probably like it. Sadly, there are very few show times for it, despite it being a better movie than a lot of the junk playing in 3000 screens. The movie industry baffles the hell out of me.

Brother I loved it. Such an odd tale and premise. The thing I didn't jive with was:
That one middle-aged guy that was in a suit. He was basically the terminator, killing everyone from the tail section people, to the cops, to the front sectioners. What was up with him? Seemed like he was brought in just for the hell of it.

Possibly a "villain figure" for the sake of it.  The film sort-of 'needed on' (can't make things too easy).  I thought he was gay, actually.  IIRC his other hitman buddy (with the beard and brown hair) was leaning against him early in the film when Terminator kind of softly shrugs him off.  Then the same dark-haired hitman is then later killed by Yona (impaled by some object she steps up on) and the Terminator gives an angry/sad look that makes him hell-bent on targeting her till the very end.  Yona is specifically the target of both the "through the cabin" shoot out (when the train is on a curved track) and at the end when Curtis is having his chat with Ed Harris

So: Revenge?

And yeah I agree the plot's been told many-a-time.  Many have.  Kudos to Snowpiercer for....telling it in a real one-of-a-kind way though.

I suppose you're explanation could work, Dice.
The character just felt a little over the top invincible without any explanation to how or why. Terminator indeed
13  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: If I were to watch ONE comedy show... on: August 07, 2014, 09:58:07 PM
Yes, Yoda, that guy. But I've only seen two episodes so far. I can't imagine much of anyone found him funny at this stage, as he hasn't done anything funny yet. Crying in the shower because your wife got a commercial part that you tried out for? Not funny. His audition? Not funny.
I'll give it time, though, as I like the rest of it so far.

Laugh tracks are insulting to peoples intelligence. I can't stand them.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 07, 2014, 10:38:44 AM
((bro hug for Din))
I'm sorry to hear that about your mom. I know very little about Parkinsons. Can people live a relatively decent life with it for a while? Does it actually kill you, or just debilitate you? No matter, that's a rough thing to take.
15  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: If I were to watch ONE comedy show... on: August 07, 2014, 10:35:58 AM
I watched 2 eps of Arrested last night. What a bizarre show. I can definitely see how this could build up into something great. I'll keep watching. The husband of the blonde lady is crazy annoying, though, and not really in a funny way. Hopefully they drop that act soon.
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