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What movies are you watching?

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  • 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

    Erin Brockovich. Just a fabulous film. No sex, no violence, and such a feelgood movie!

    Bunkslobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @federica

    Rebel is loosely based on Erin Brockovich. Also feelgood.

    Bunks
  • yagryagr Veteran

    We can't watch movies. Currently, we're on episode 174 of 208 in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic line-up. This is our eleventh time thru. Had hoped, you know, with 'ten' being a round number and all, that we might stop there but....no.

    BunksShoshin1federica
  • 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

    @lobster said:
    @federica

    Rebel is loosely based on Erin Brockovich. Also feelgood.

    I'm slightly fogged as to why Erin Brockovich would sanction and produce a movie "loosely based" upon her life, when Julia Roberts' earlier eponymous film was so spectacularly successful... still, where there's muck, there's brass...

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    Rebel is a tv series, not a movie…

    lobster
  • 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

    Ok, well... ditto...

  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran

    I liked the Hulu series Devs, interesting stuff that ties into a topic that comes up here now and then.

    And if anyone is into the Marvel stuff I thought the new Loki series was really good, far better than the other two new ones.

    lobster
  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran

    @yagr said:
    We can't watch movies. Currently, we're on episode 174 of 208 in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic line-up. This is our eleventh time thru. Had hoped, you know, with 'ten' being a round number and all, that we might stop there but....no.

    They call you Bronies. I've never watched it myself but I've actually heard really positive reviews about the show.

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    This looks good, don’t know when I will get to see it

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Ooh … new Suicide Squad film.
    Such fun if you like gratuitous dark comedy violence … fortunately I do …

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    It’s about time that someone made a TV series of Asimov’s Foundation books. Really looking forward to this, coming to Apple TV+ on 24 September.

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    I don’t get the whole Marvel comic / superhero stuff.

    I work in IT and have to listen to grown men discuss the latest Star Wars / Avengers etc films.

    I’m polite but I am always tempted to remind them they’re not 9 years old anymore.

    Anyways, each to their own…..

    Shoshin1
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    @Bunks said:
    I don’t get the whole Marvel comic / superhero stuff.

    I work in IT and have to listen to grown men discuss the latest Star Wars / Avengers etc films.

    I’m polite but I am always tempted to remind them they’re not 9 years old anymore.

    Anyways, each to their own…..

    To a certain extent I agree with you, it’s a kind of nostalgia. I rarely read fiction these days, and the non-fiction I read tends to be self-development and spiritual stuff. That’s where I spend most of my time, but sometimes I like a little entertainment and I diverge for a few hours into things I used to like when I was younger.

    But for proper sci fi I make an exception. Science fiction broadens the mind, as long as it doesn’t become a backdrop for some kind of horror tale. Interstellar, The Martian, Ex Machina, every once in a while a good film comes along. And I hope Foundation belongs to that list as well.

    Bunks
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @Bunks said:
    I’m polite but I am always tempted to remind them they’re not 9 years old anymore.

    The Suicide Squad is not suitable for 9 year olds. It has the same humour as Deadpool. Very dark humour. Just for the record.

    Not everyones cup of tea for sure.

    Bunks
  • 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

    @Bunks said: I’m polite but I am always tempted to remind them they’re not 9 years old anymore.

    My Mum once said to me -
    "It doesn't matter what job they have, how much they earn, what car they drive, whose clothes label they wear or what kind of house they live in; They're NINE years old. Always."

    You obviously didn't get the memo, @Bunks ...

    JeroenBunkslobster
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    I watched this the other day, Terry Gilliams latest film The Man Who Killed Don Quichote. With Adam Driver and a host of other well-known faces. I quite enjoyed it.

    Bunks
  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran
    edited October 10

    Just watched the new documentary 15 minutes of shame. I've been on about internet shaming culture and social media driven outrage for a while and this one did a really good job of getting at the roots of the problem that is polluting pretty much every cultural circle.

    My favorite quote was from Tristan Harris:
    "We're more profitable if we're addicted, outraged, irritable, disinformed and polarized than if we're a human being."

    I will say that I did have some kind of disagreeable feeling when they briefly talked about section 230 of internet regulation in the US. There wasn't any discussion of how much content regulation already does happen and to my mind didn't show much caution regarding mucking about with it. As much as outrage mobs and disinformation have become a real problem I wouldn't want to lose all the positive aspects of the internet. Like could a site like this survive if Linc and Brian could be sued for something someone posted on it? And would they have the time to sort through all the posts and keep a sense of openness or would they rather shut down anything remotely questionable just to be safe? Anyway, it didn't feel like there was enough temperance on the issue to me.

    Trailer

    Excerpt

    Jeroen
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    To be honest, I think much of this behaviour is coming from Facebook. If they were to fix that, it would go a long way towards fixing the problem in general.

  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran

    @Jeroen said:
    To be honest, I think much of this behaviour is coming from Facebook. If they were to fix that, it would go a long way towards fixing the problem in general.

    Its not just Facebook though, it needs a more systemic fix.

    The question is how to pass a law or improve a regulation that doesn't also destroy the positive aspects. Often tougher regulation just means that only the largest companies can afford to comply and actually increases their market power. What buttons do you press to avoid the unforeseen side effects and get the outcome you actually want?

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    Watched this today, it was good… The Year the Earth Changed on Apple TV

    Shoshin1
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    Saw this over the weekend… mostly by accident… it was… fast…

  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran
    edited October 31

    The new Dune was really good. Though I'm not sure it was all that much of an improvement over the 1984 version. Visually it was pretty amazing, storywise it followed pretty closely. The Harkonnen were super creepy in this version. Also this is just part 1, the second half is coming later.

    marcitko
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran
    edited November 11

    Memoirs of a Geisha

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    One of my all time favourites, Chinatown.

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