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Baron Of Hell wrote:

Just started Little Fires Everywhere. I'm three episodes in and really digging it. From the trailer I thought it was going to be something different.

I didn’t watch all of it, but what I caught while others in my house watched it was impressive to amazing.

Watched The United States vs Billie Holiday and liked it. It did take me a hour to get into the movie though. Looked up some stuff to see if what the movie had really happen. I do have some of her music but didn't know anything about her life. Oddly enough my favorite part was something that didn't happen and most people probably wont like it. Or maybe they will I don't know.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Watched The United States vs Billie Holiday and liked it. It did take me a hour to get into the movie though. Looked up some stuff to see if what the movie had really happen. I do have some of her music but didn't know anything about her life. Oddly enough my favorite part was something that didn't happen and most people probably wont like it. Or maybe they will I don't know.

Oh there was one thing I didn't like. One person was kind of cartoonish. He didn't seem to fit with the tone of the movie.

This looks interesting.

DEVS. Watch it.

Like most of Alex Garland’s works, DEVS is an exploration of a fundamental aspect of humanity. In this case, the subject is free will. Also like most of Garland’s work, it is touching, intellectually stimulating, suspenseful, and gorgeous to look at. The focus is on the characters, for the most part, but a few side characters do get short shrift. There’s only so much you can do in eight hours with a plot as tight as this one. Something I love about Garland’s writing is that he does not hold the viewer’s hand. Things move at a good clip, and he expects you to keep up. This also tends to reward multiple viewings, because he always has things happening on multiple levels.

Eight episodes, no fat. Highly recommended.

I really liked Devs.

Yeah, I'm really hoping F/X isn't messed with now that Disney owns it as I think they take some of the biggest creative chances on TV out of anyone right now.

As far as I've read, Disney wants to keep both FX and Hulu around for more adult-oriented shows and Disney+ will remain family-friendly only.

Interestingly, they also recently launched Star inside the Disney+ app for international markets. Hopefully if they do ever decide to shut down Hulu, they'll roll all of the content into the D+ app for the US market as well.

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02/23...

PaladinTom wrote:

Interestingly, they also recently launched Star inside the Disney+ app for international markets. Hopefully if they do ever decide to shut down Hulu, they'll roll all of the content into the D+ app for the US market as well.

Yes, as a Canadian, I've been loving the Star addition as Disney+ seems to be the most open about 4K versions and also I kind of forgot how much stuff Fox had (for instance, almost every Wes Anderson film and all the Planet of the Apes material).

It does make it a funny match, however, having it all pasted onto a channel that is staying family friendly in other markets. You can start a random movie in the generic listings and it might be a super tame movie that still has the one swear word dubbed out, or it might have someone being horrifically murdered after a sex scene. I mean, I get it and I understand why, and I'm totally happy (especially because a lot of this stuff was previously only available for streaming on Starz where you get the awful cropped for 16:9 version with bad audio) but still kind of funny to have that split personality in a streaming service.

But then again, Disney+ already has a split personality in other ways. (We are keeping in this joke in the cartoon that all Asian people are the same and only care about Chinese food because we believe we should keep things as they are even if they are deemed insensitive now. Also, we made great pains to remove a nipple using CGI.)

Devs was amazing. I am hoping against hope that we get a 4K disc release at some point. It is a gorgeously shot show and the sound was just too cool. I know I am setting myself up to be disappointed. But still.

Don't know how long its been available but Hulu just recommended Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and I am doing a little happy dance.

Agent 86 wrote:

Don't know how long its been available but Hulu just recommended Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and I am doing a little happy dance.

Under appreciated show.

This recommendation may be the result of a long week at work, but I needed something entertaining, not too serious, and fun.

Boss Level hit that spot. YMMV.

Nimcosi wrote:

This recommendation may be the result of a long week at work, but I needed something entertaining, not too serious, and fun.

Boss Level hit that spot. YMMV.

Basically, 80s action flick meets Groundhog Day. Absolutely loved it.

Watched Destroyer which was great. And holy F I did not know that was Nicole Kidman. They did a good job making her look rough and young.

Watched Good Boys which I thought was going to be about dogs. I don't know which movie I got it mixed up with. This is raunchy low teen or tween as they put it comedy. I think the kids are around 12 and 13. Not a movie for kids. Like there is running gag about sex doll that is mistaken for a CPR dummy. I won't lie I thought it was CPR dummy. Anyway I thought it was pretty funny, Lots of Run the Jewels songs in it.

Watched Sputnik last night, a sci-fi horror movie set in the Soviet Union during the early 80s. I was pleasantly surprised by it especially considering I was expecting a Russian version of Apollo 18.

The plot is pretty straightforward, but I did enjoy the pacing and the cinematography, especially the nearly abandoned research complex the movie takes place at.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Watched Good Boys which I thought was going to be about dogs. I don't know which movie I got it mixed up with. This is raunchy low teen or tween as they put it comedy. I think the kids are around 12 and 13. Not a movie for kids. Like there is running gag about sex doll that is mistaken for a CPR dummy. I won't lie I thought it was CPR dummy. Anyway I thought it was pretty funny, Lots of Run the Jewels songs in it.

Great movie if you love the awkward loss of innocence type of movie. Definitely not for kids. I laughed way too much at all the dumb gags.

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