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What movies are you watching?

Now that lock down allows us to watch movies between practices, what have you been watching?

I watched The Platform, a horrific vision but positively reviewed. It has lobster and other food in it but is not for the squeamish, vegans or nuns and monks who have not done corpse meditation ...

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  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    I’ve been watching series on Netflix, the latest one is this, Dead To Me. It’s pretty good, more drama but almost entirely non-violent, the emotional side of it is very well acted.

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @Kerome said:
    I’ve been watching series on Netflix, the latest one is this, Dead To Me. It’s pretty good, more drama but almost entirely non-violent, the emotional side of it is very well acted.

    Yes, have seen the entire series, even the latest one. And apparently, might be more in the pipeline. It's very good. Every episode end is a cliff-hanger. I won't spoil it for you but...

    No.
    I won't spoil it for you.

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited June 18

    Latest film I have watched is actually on Amazon Prime, titled 'Fasting.' The first 40 minutes are good (save the last 5 or so). The remainder of the film? Mixed feelings. It's broken up into sections, including one on Eating disorders which frankly, could do with enlarging upon and being less focussed on merely 2 individual cases; then there's a section on disease/illness/condition treatment, which has some interesting points, and finally, there's the 'big sell'; Some guy/gal (and this is just MY opinion, ok) jumping on the bandwagon, selling expensive food products labelled under the umbrella of "Fast-mimicking"... Beats me!

    It's also completely American-centric. They speak of Fasting prevalent in other cultures, but never touch on any aspect outside the confines of the USA, focusing rather on the Mormon community
    in Utah, who frankly don't really Fast at all. They just skip meals for one day a month...

    So basically, you could just take the first 40 minutes and skim the remainder.
    A pity. They had the opportunity to really be able to explore the process of Fasting in much greater depth, with more emphasis on research, global use, efficacy and history.

    Frankly? They blew it.

    adamcrossley
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran
    edited June 18

    Now that lock down allows us to watch movies between practices, what have you been watching?

    Pandemic

    Mind you, I didn't really need to watch the movie....just the news....

  • personperson Don't believe everything you think The Void Veteran

    I highly recommend After Life by Ricky Gervais on Netflix. There's 2 seasons at 6 episodes each so not too long. It's about a man, played by Gervais, who loses the love of his life and is absolutely devastated, in lieu of killing himself he decides he can now be as big of an asshole as he feels like because if things go bad he can always just off himself. It shows his journey of grief and trying to find hope again. Very emotional and very human, also very funny.

    Vastmind
  • howhow Veteran Veteran

    Ricky Gervais was great in this.

    federicaVastmind
  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran

    What have I watched the last 2 months off of work?

    Every documentary on Netflix.
    Most of the competition shows on Netflix.
    Tales of the City (original and updated)
    ....and I am now an avid watcher of Animal Crossing! I watch my daughter, Adjua play for a couple hours each day.

    adamcrossleylobster
  • JasonJason God Emperor Arrakis Moderator

    I Am Not Your Negro.

    Shoshinlobster
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    I saw this movie The Space Between Us a few days ago, it was decent. A little bit simplistic perhaps. But good production values.

  • VimalajātiVimalajāti Whitby, Ontario Veteran
    edited June 20

    "The Little Hours" is pretty good.

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @Vimalajāti said:
    "The Little Hours" is pretty good.

    Saucy...!

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    @federica said:

    @Vimalajāti said:
    "The Little Hours" is pretty good.

    Saucy...!

    Certainly the trailer was quite... hohum... active.

  • FosdickFosdick in its eye are mirrored far off mountains Alaska, USA Veteran

    Just cycling through our largish pile of dvd's, watching Studio Ghibli stuff at the moment, and desperately trying to avoid my wife's complete collection of Dukes of Hazzard episodes.

    Ghibli stuff is great - a story is just a story, but visual artwork goes on forever, never get tired of it.

    adamcrossley
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @Fosdick said:
    Ghibli stuff is great

    Indeed. Sometimes culturally strange but interesting. Beautiful work.

    Enjoyed the comedy of “The Little Hours". Nuns behaving badly ...

    Talking of animation ... my favourite ... Free

    The Man Who Planted Trees

    Walker
  • personperson Don't believe everything you think The Void Veteran

    I'll recommend Spike Lee's new film Da 5 Bloods on Netflix. It's about vets going back to Vietnam many years later. There is plenty of violence though so be aware if you'd rather avoid that.

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    I saw this the other day, quite enjoyed it. No violence.

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    I re-watched "The Game Changers" on Netflix to keep me on the straight and narrow.

    incidentally, I also watched a Nutritionist trying to pick holes in this film. I managed to find quite a few counter-arguments to his points. As did hundreds of respondents to his critique.
    In short, understand this film is highly credible, but you must be your own decider on what is presented.

    I'm also watching a couple of series, courtesy of my H. One is Warrior Nuns (laughable, really, but chewing-gum for the eyes!) and another on Am.Prime, called 'Hoarders'. My goodness... No. Just....No.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @Kerome said:
    I saw this the other day, quite enjoyed it. No violence.

    Que? No violence?
    It included childbirth and emotional horror. 😱🤭

    Still it was funny, if you enjoy incompetent (normal) parenting ...

    🦞

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    @lobster said:
    Que? No violence?
    It included childbirth and emotional horror. 😱🤭

    Still it was funny, if you enjoy incompetent (normal) parenting ...

    Yeah I know, I laughed a few times. The slacker friend group of the male lead was quite amusing.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @Shoshin said:

    Now that lock down allows us to watch movies between practices, what have you been watching?

    Pandemic

    Excellent pre-covid Hollywood exploration of pandemic ...

    Mind you, I didn't really need to watch the movie....just the news....

    In the UK 20% of people believe pandemic is faked ... and caused by 5G broadband ... :o

    Does we haz vaccination for David Icky stoopid? O.o
    https://www.cnet.com/news/5g-has-no-link-to-covid-19-as-social-media-aims-to-squash-false-conspiracy-theory/

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