Hidden Gems of Netflix's Watch Instantly

SpacePPoliceman wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

Is there a watch order to the Evangelion movies now that I've finished the series?

Might be fun to just do them at random.

A bit more helpfully, there's one that I think is called "Death & Rebirth" that's just a recap. End of Evangelion is usually what people mean by "the movie," and its history is muddled by decades of fandom hearsay. The "You Can(not)s" are a retelling/reimagining.

End of Evangelion is a retelling of episodes 25/26. There was no money for the last 2 episodes, so that's why it's just a bunch of still images.
Both endings are controversial. That's just the Evangelion way.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

The rebuild series should just be skipped. The last two movies have been delayed over a decade and will probably never come out.

Last time I checked, there's only one movie missing.

As I understand it only Death & Rebirth and End of Evangelion are on Netflix currently.

Rat Boy wrote:

As I understand it only Death & Rebirth and End of Evangelion are on Netflix currently.

they also have death true squared .

Baron Of Hell wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

As I understand it only Death & Rebirth and End of Evangelion are on Netflix currently.

they also have death true squared .

They should just make Death Cubed and release the full volume.

Rolling Thunder Review: A Bob Dylan Story is exceptionally put together. The farewell at the end by Allen Ginsberg is brilliant.

Chairman_Mao wrote:
Stele wrote:
trichy wrote:

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse is now on Netflix, so I know what I'll be watching ten times in the next week.

Not seeing it. Are you in the US?

it's on: https://www.netflix.com/title/810027...

Not in France, unfortunately....

slazev wrote:

End of Evangelion is a retelling of episodes 25/26. There was no money for the last 2 episodes, so that's why it's just a bunch of still images.
Both endings are controversial. That's just eh Evangelion way.

Yabut... there's a world of difference between the "Recap with Slightly Upgraded Footage" that is Death and Rebirth and what End is doing. Also the no budget story is one of so many different accounts I've heard over the decades, I just count it all as apocryphal and part of the fun at this point.

I acquired Spider-verse on physical media. At this point, does that count as "future-proofing?" Feels like future-proofing.

Jayhawker wrote:
trichy wrote:

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse is now on Netflix, so I know what I'll be watching ten times in the next week.

Honestly, does Netflix have a repeat function? I might just leave it on for the day as background noise, checking out scenes off and on.

Or you can just pause it on literally any frame of the film and have a beautiful wallpaper for your television for a while.

Spider Verse so great. Wife liked it too.

Can't wait to watch again

Stele wrote:

Spider Verse so great. Wife liked it too.

Can't wait to watch again

SPIDER-VEEEEEEEERRRRRRRSE!

So good! Love Netflix how didn't show it anywhere in my main lists and forced me to search for it.

Mixolyde wrote:
Stele wrote:

Spider Verse so great. Wife liked it too.

Can't wait to watch again

SPIDER-VEEEEEEEERRRRRRRSE!

So good! Love Netflix how didn't show it anywhere in my main lists and forced me to search for it.

Okay, so y'see... they don't have exclusive rights to it. :p

I know my tastes don't match a lot of people here, but I'm not the only one to acknowledge that Dark is an awful show, right?

Between the oppressive atmosphere bordering on parody, the time travel nonsense, the 80s nostalgia pandering, and everyone talking in ellipses rather than how normal people would talk to keep the mystery going, it's like someone fed Lost and Stranger Things into a Northern European AI algorithm and this is what was spit out. I managed to get to episode 4 and still waiting for anything that makes me give a sh*t about what's going on.

Stele wrote:

Spider Verse so great. Wife liked it too.

Can't wait to watch again

Best Marvel movie ever

SpacePPoliceman wrote:
slazev wrote:

End of Evangelion is a retelling of episodes 25/26. There was no money for the last 2 episodes, so that's why it's just a bunch of still images.
Both endings are controversial. That's just eh Evangelion way.

Yabut... there's a world of difference between the "Recap with Slightly Upgraded Footage" that is Death and Rebirth and what End is doing. Also the no budget story is one of so many different accounts I've heard over the decades, I just count it all as apocryphal and part of the fun at this point.

Death and Rebirt is just a waste of time. A recap of most of the series and the first part of End of Evangelion? Just watch the series and, if you want a different ending, End of Evangelion.

C'mon. It has to be a budget problem. Just look at them!
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slazev wrote:

C'mon. It has to be a budget problem. Just look at them!
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I mean this seriously: convincing case. The budget problem is compelling, it's just that:

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I mean, for one, I'm not sure how the specific event of the last episodes would get presented in any way other than the abstract surrealism that was used. This lends itself to what I've heard elsewhere: that the show ending was more or less what Anno had in mind. And I can see it--it's a deconstructionist commentary on a genre that delights in upending tropes, and what bigger upending than having the bad guys succeed off camera, but also the episodes align to the central themes of the show. But when he started getting death threats from aggrieved fans demanding a "proper ending," he said "...Okay, y'allz asked for it," and out of spite crafted the first half of End where everyone dies horribly and Shinji...does what he does. Which is also compelling and explains a lot.

And I've heard a few others that mix elements of these stories. Honestly, I kinda love it.

Always Be My Maybe is brilliant. We laughed! We loved! We shot daggers! We (I) shed a tear! What an awesome journey from start to finish. And Keanu Reeves! Quite simply awesome.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:
slazev wrote:

C'mon. It has to be a budget problem. Just look at them!
IMAGE(https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/010/997/35s7cv.jpg)

I mean this seriously: convincing case. The budget problem is compelling, it's just that:

Spoiler:

I mean, for one, I'm not sure how the specific event of the last episodes would get presented in any way other than the abstract surrealism that was used. This lends itself to what I've heard elsewhere: that the show ending was more or less what Anno had in mind. And I can see it--it's a deconstructionist commentary on a genre that delights in upending tropes, and what bigger upending than having the bad guys succeed off camera, but also the episodes align to the central themes of the show. But when he started getting death threats from aggrieved fans demanding a "proper ending," he said "...Okay, y'allz asked for it," and out of spite crafted the first half of End where everyone dies horribly and Shinji...does what he does. Which is also compelling and explains a lot.

And I've heard a few others that mix elements of these stories. Honestly, I kinda love it.

Yeah, I loved the ending to the show and don't know how else it could have been done. It's a depressing commentary on the fandom that people have mostly preferred the cynical, nihilistic spectacle of EoE to the satisfying emotional arc of the original series end.

Plus...

Spoiler:

...everyone's still alive at the end of the series!

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Yeah, I loved the ending to the show and don't know how else it could have been done. It's a depressing commentary on the fandom that people have mostly preferred the cynical, nihilistic spectacle of EoE to the satisfying emotional arc of the original series end.

I find that this is true of just about every fandom.

I stopped counting the number of morose sad-sacks that complain whenever something has a happy or satisfying ending, as if writing a rite, mean-spirited ending is any more imaginative than a rote happy one.

I find it is more a simple case of good (happy) endings being more frequent than evil (sad) endings, and as thus when the latter is offered it can jolt our thought processes, our expectations, with a challenging fascination, as oppose to an anticipated compliant pattern.

I most certainly prefer the concept of a good (happy) ending. Always. Nevertheless, an evil (sad) ending can unexpectedly change the record so to speak, which can be refreshing to the senses, and bring a greater respect if not a need for that which is good (happy).

All within fiction, of course. In reality we should all strive for and hope for nothing but the best. In make believe, so long as we can partition adequately, it can be rewarding to explore a range of outcomes, and their emotions.

It's actually more of a cultural thing that Hollywood enforces, because it makes them more money, compared to other countries...

I watched Into the Spider-verse tonight. Holy crap.

That might be the most well made movie I've seen in at least a decade. The people who worked on it should be very proud.

What is amazing about that movie is how much it seems to get right. It's not just that it's good, it's that every detail and every reference is just dead on. There's nothing off about (as far as I can tell) the representation of youth culture, black culture, LatinX culture, uh, dad culture, etc on top of all of the Marvel stuff. And in the middle of it they landed the most amazing Stan Lee tribute/cameo.

I particularly love

Spoiler:

How they pulled off Dr. Octopus. It's such a brilliant presentation. The hippy-ish scientist lady who rides her bike to work isn't supposed to be a super-villain in most of our minds. And right before we meet her, Peter Parker does the whole "re-examining my assumptions" joke. And everyone laughs knowingly and is immediately caught out afterwards. It's such perfect setup and timing and working on two or three different levels simultaneously. The whole film is constantly doing this.

I still think the other Spider-people added nothing to the film and took away oxygen that could have gone to the three primary characters, but it's not a huge gripe.

kazooka wrote:

I still think the other Spider-people added nothing to the film and took away oxygen that could have gone to the three primary characters, but it's not a huge gripe.

Yeah, it was kind of a shame there weren’t used more. They really only were in the film to sell the idea of a larger multiverse.

Yeah my wife was really annoyed by

Spoiler:

Spider-Ham

. Digging the main characters all the way though.

I'm torn.

Spoiler:

Noir

was just awesome, worth it for the animation alone I think. Maybe someone could have been in the main movie instead of the credits and fit better than one of the 3? But then again that's what the sequel is for.

I dunno, the other three Spider-people definitely didn't add to the plot much but consequently didn't take up that much screen time on their own, imo. They were around for some fights and got a few solo lines, but otherwise were just window dressing.

Spiderverse is just US I take it, nothing on the UK site and the link posted a few pages back doesn't work.

LeapingGnome wrote:

I watched Into the Spider-verse tonight. Holy crap.

That might be the most well made movie I've seen in at least a decade. The people who worked on it should be very proud.

I was blown away when I first saw it, and did my best to gush about it on the "movies without their own thread" thread. Even as a graphics noob, I think that's the single finest animated film I've ever seen, and then watching some commentary from people smarter than I am, it's doing extremely cool stuff on multiple levels, most of which I don't have the knowledge/education to have a prayer of detecting.

All I can do is marvel from the standpoint of an uneducated hick, and when Actual Graphics Professionals are marveling at the exact same time about the exact same movie, you know that movie is doing something extraordinary.

It's been said that brilliance is hitting a target that other people can't hit; genius is hitting a target other people can't see. And I think Spider-Verse might have done that to three or four different targets simultaneously.

I just watched the first season of Dark, an appropriately named series from Netflix Germany. It starts out in crime noir style when a series of child kidnappings in the small town of Winden in 2019 seems to be echoing a similar series of unsolved missing kids in 1986, but the science fictional elements gradually creep in as we, and some of the characters, begin to figure out what's really going on. It won't be to everyone's taste; it's very atmospheric and a bit slow-moving at times, and the plot is very complicated and requires careful attention. I loved it, and will be watching season 2 immediately.

(Trigger warning for suicide and child mistreatment.)

CaptainCrowbar wrote:

I just watched the first season of Dark, an appropriately named series from Netflix Germany. It starts out in crime noir style when a series of child kidnappings in the small town of Winden in 2019 seems to be echoing a similar series of unsolved missing kids in 1986, but the science fictional elements gradually creep in as we, and some of the characters, begin to figure out what's really going on. It won't be to everyone's taste; it's very atmospheric and a bit slow-moving at times, and the plot is very complicated and requires careful attention. I loved it, and will be watching season 2 immediately.

(Trigger warning for suicide and child mistreatment.)

Buckle up for season 2! It does a pretty masterful job of having the viewers get to know the characters more deeply while adding even more head-scratching plot complications and mysteries.