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Yeah yeah there's some uber-cheesy Sundance-style emoting going on - but again, it has all the depth of a John Wick movie.
first two episodes of s2 were fantastic. it's such a great show. ted might be the best character in a series in a very long time, outside of Barry. love it.TC wrote:this got less funny pretty quickly. not not funny, just, now that all the characters were introduced, it was time for some drama. it picked up toward the end of the 10-episode run, and ended setting up s2. i read some interviews, it's already been renewed for two more seasons, and the creators say it's a finite three-season series. said the only way it would have more is if they filmed jason coaching a soccer team that plays a block from his house. he's got two little kids and wants to stay home more i guess, not spend months in london every year. sounds like s2 is scheduled to start production next month.TC wrote:Ted Lasso - new ipad came with a year of free AppleTV+, so starting to check out some of their content. started with this, as i really like sudeikis. only four episodes in so far and it's been great! lots of big laughs every episode. i also know nothing about soccer, nor do i care, and this show doesn't spend much time at all dealing with the actual sport, thankfully. so don't be deceived by the marketing, it's not a soccer show. it's a bit fish-out-of-water, but mostly a good-guy-at-heart-amid-a-bunch-of-narcissistic-assholes type of show. you love him, you root for him, and enjoy his endless positivity. i don't know how many people even have AppleTV+, but if you do, definitely check out this series. i hope the remaining episodes stick the landing.
I watched it last night and loved it. I thought it was hyper-violent (hell, the things that happened before opening credits may be one of the most violent scenes in recent memory), funny, good soundtrack, great cast - what’s not to like? I also loved all the ways they did the chapter introductions in-scene. Very well done, particularly that one on top of the building. Loved seeing . Loved seeing the guy from For All Mankind doing dark humor. Everything about this just proved James Gunn knows how to make an ensemble comic book movie, and that GOTG films weren’t a fluke. While i felt like the 2016 version of this film was just kind of there, as we discussed in the thread about it, this one was fucking awesome comparatively across the board - better cast, better characters, better humor, better violence, better soundtrack, just better directed._Marcus_ wrote:The Suicide Squad - Meh. Gunn loves his licensed music and uses it to full effect, and has some absurd moments in this that the first one was lacking and/or couldn't pull off. But I see some people calling it the best film of the year and I kinda want to beat them up? 2,5/5 at best. Some people call it the best DCU-film ever made and I wan't to beat them over the head with Birds of Prey.
I've heard really bad things about this. Seems like they were true?TC wrote:Woodstock 99 - finally, a film where heavy metal and white men are the cause of the world's problems!
moby is a fucking handjob, lots of people talking about how you can't blame the artists for what happened while simultaneously blaming specific artists for what happened, huge sections of it spent talking about how girls who willingly walked around naked among drunk frat guys were surprised that they were groped and how many sexual assaults happened only to reveal at the end of the doc that a total of 8 SA charges were filed (out of 500k attendees), the main organizer specifically blames fred durst for everything that happened (because he sang the lyrics to one of their songs that they were paid to be there to sing), some performers interviewed talking about how the vibe wasn't great and they hated it (yet still performed and cashed the checks), etc. the actual things that happened were fucking terrible and avoidable, but the cut of this doc is tedious and enraging. most notable are the people who were not interviewed here. that should tell you a lot. i loved the andre the giant doc, but this sucks. unless, like i said, you count yourself among the people who blame heavy metal and white men for all the world's problems, in which case this is your bible. ultimately, the organizers of this fest should still be doing time for what happened here. they are the ones that booked it (with an entirely ridiculous lineup that should never have been booked together). the main lesson here is that moby sucks as a human._Marcus_ wrote:I've heard really bad things about this. Seems like they were true?TC wrote:Woodstock 99 - finally, a film where heavy metal and white men are the cause of the world's problems!
In their defense, you aren't going to know how the vibe is until you go on really. It probably would have been worse had they said, "Oh, fuck this, the vibe is off" and walked off the stage. Well, admittedly it probably couldn't have gotten much worse, but they wouldn't have helped matters.TC wrote:some performers interviewed talking about how the vibe wasn't great and they hated it (yet still performed and cashed the checks), etc.
according to moby he knew the instant he pulled into the site. yet still stuck around a couple days.darkness wrote:In their defense, you aren't going to know how the vibe is until you go on really. It probably would have been worse had they said, "Oh, fuck this, the vibe is off" and walked off the stage. Well, admittedly it probably couldn't have gotten much worse, but they wouldn't have helped matters.TC wrote:some performers interviewed talking about how the vibe wasn't great and they hated it (yet still performed and cashed the checks), etc.
I thought we already knew heavy metal was to blame for all the world's ills. Tipper Gore told me so back in the '80s.
Wow was s2 of this show a huge dropoff in quality. By the end of it i just wanted to punt every single character. They put a teaser at the end like there’s going to be an s3. If so, i predict it will be fucking awful. There are maybe three good actors in this ensemble. Everyone else is wooden as hell, which just accents how by-the-book this show is. So structured and predictable in an unbelievable way. Oof.TC wrote:Home Before Dark - apple tv show inspired by the real life of Hilde Lysiak, a 9-year old "reporter" who helped solve a murder case. "inspired by" is key - this isn't telling the story of the actual crime, it's wildly fictionalized but still centered around a 9-year old reporter that helps solve not only a murder but a 30-year old missing child case. i saw s2 is coming out so figured i'd check out one episode. well, i think we ended up binging this in two days. it really sucks you in. somehow, given that the story really centers around child abduction and murder, it's not really dark. moments of it feel like a lifetime movie. it's really about their family, and i'd call it family friendly. but man is it pretty damn good. very well written, and only one of the child actors is supremely annoying (not the lead, she's great). a couple of the female leads are Justified alumni (ava crowder being one). very much recommend checking it out. and the true story is pretty crazy, if you feel like checking that out.