Hidden Gems of Netflix's Watch Instantly

BadKen wrote:

Hollywood needs to stop hiring colorists who work in their parent's basement with all the lights off.

This is endemic across the industry. Every director / cinematographer should be watching their film / TV show on a TV in a normally lit room, and see if they can actually see what the f*ck is going on on screen.

I get they’ll say ‘it’s made to be seen in a cinema’ for a film, but TV shows have no excuse.

Sorbicol wrote:
BadKen wrote:

Hollywood needs to stop hiring colorists who work in their parent's basement with all the lights off.

This is endemic across the industry. Every director / cinematographer should be watching their film / TV show on a TV in a normally lit room, and see if they can actually see what the f*ck is going on on screen.

I get they’ll say ‘it’s made to be seen in a cinema’ for a film, but TV shows have no excuse.

Game of Thrones and that Willow tv show both did that crap in recent memory. When I encounter that sort of thing, I find myself just shutting it off and never coming back to the series.

It's a stylistic choice and they change over the years... There's always rules to go by and not having a dead screen was one and lately to break convention they started by doing exactly that and then slowly bring it to life. It is a choice. Not everyone will dig it, but enough will.

ranalin wrote:

It's a stylistic choice and they change over the years... There's always rules to go by and not having a dead screen was one and lately to break convention they started by doing exactly that and then slowly bring it to life. It is a choice. Not everyone will dig it, but enough will.

I almost prefer the "stylistic choice" used in the 2017 cinematic classic Velocipastor

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Scavenger Reign is interesting but gets too scatological for me to watch for long periods of time.
I mean huge kudos for designing outside the space dinosaur and insect trope.
But triple layer scat causes a bit of queasiness.

Atlas
A by the numbers sci fi film. I liked the movie. Pretty much what I expected from the trailer. Very CGI heavy. Generic story. I liked pew pew action scenes.

I think the worst thing about the movie was that it was to long by about 40 minutes. The movie spins it wheels on linking vs not linking. I think they spent a hour on this when it could have been 15 minutes. This kind of made the JLo's character seem a bit stupid when she is suppose to be a genius scientist.

The best thing was the AI Smith. Really dug his character. Also liked the mech design which reminded me of Titanfall and Exo Squad.

Atlas stole 23 minutes of my life before I shut it off.

Final season of Sweet Tooth was very satisfying

Paleocon wrote:

Final season of Sweet Tooth was very satisfying

You already watched all 8 episodes? It just dropped yesterday!

JC wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

Final season of Sweet Tooth was very satisfying

You already watched all 8 episodes? It just dropped yesterday!

Don’t judge me

Don’t judge me

Trust me. Don't judge him ;P

No judgement. I’m on episode 6. :). Fun to see Cara Gee pop up. Haven’t seen her since The Expanse.

JC wrote:

No judgement. I’m on episode 6. :). Fun to see Cara Gee pop up. Haven’t seen her since The Expanse.

Now you have my attention.

Watched Atlas and it was pretty good. Smith was great, and J Lo had some credible struggles and emotional moments.
I want to see Simu in a lot more stuff for sure.
It got better as it went along.

Definitely Titanfall the movie though it took a bit to reach the level of connection between mech and pilot that is right out of the gate in TF. And in TF there is the collaboration of mech and pilot outside the cockpit that is lacking in the movie. It really begged to be there once the symbiosis reached that level.

interesting... I found it cringe worthy and was getting worse as it got farther along. I didn't bother to finish it and that's rare for me...

ranalin wrote:

interesting... I found it cringe worthy and was getting worse as it got farther along. I didn't bother to finish it and that's rare for me...

Right there with you.

ranalin wrote:

interesting... I found it cringe worthy and was getting worse as it got farther along. I didn't bother to finish it and that's rare for me...

Oh it was definitely cringe, and pretty much everyone in it was clearly there for the pay cheque, but the cringe is mostly part of what they were aiming for, and largely hit I'd say. It was a dumb popcorn movie. I though they managed it quite well.

fangblackbone wrote:

Watched Atlas and it was pretty good. Smith was great, and J Lo had some credible struggles and emotional moments.
I want to see Simu in a lot more stuff for sure.
It got better as it went along.

Definitely Titanfall the movie though it took a bit to reach the level of connection between mech and pilot that is right out of the gate in TF. And in TF there is the collaboration of mech and pilot outside the cockpit that is lacking in the movie. It really begged to be there once the symbiosis reached that level.

Me and kid enjoyed it for what it was as well.

Hit man was fun, so fun, and sexy, so sexy.

slazev wrote:

Hit man was fun, so fun, and sexy, so sexy.

Definitely one of the better Netflix properties I have watched recently.

Scavenger's Reign is exquisite

Also. This:

Sorbicol wrote:

Scavenger's Reign is exquisite

I'm so happy it's getting a second chance to find an audience.

Not since Patriot have had had such a hard time getting people interested in watching something they would absolutely enjoy. But for all the reservations I do have about Netflix in general, they DO manage to do a MUCH better job of promoting their shows (especially when they are good ones) and making sure people who will enjoy them have a chance to find them than either Amazon or HBO ever have. (Well, HBO used to be marginally better about it, but especially since the Discovery takeover they've grown progressively worse.)

Sorbicol wrote:

Scavenger's Reign is exquisite

Woot!

edit- wrong thread!

JC wrote:

It's on Hulu, not Netflix. Watched All of Us Strangers last night. Really great.

Hidden gems of Hulu

Doh! well whattya know! Thanks Merphle

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Sorbicol wrote:

Scavenger's Reign is exquisite

Woot!

Does it get more coherent after the first episode?

Paleocon wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Sorbicol wrote:

Scavenger's Reign is exquisite

Woot!

Does it get more coherent after the first episode?

Yes and no. :). They begin to weave the stories together and give you some background on what happened.

Paleocon wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Sorbicol wrote:

Scavenger's Reign is exquisite

Woot!

Does it get more coherent after the first episode?

I thought of it as a nature documentary where each episode gives a little more information about how the animals and plant work. I found it fascinating. The human stories are not bad, but for me the alien flora and fauna were the stars of the show.