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#825

After Watching some Scott Pilgrim the other day I ended up listening to some Metric today. Love that movie and these songs! :grin:


#826

deep breath please don’t let me spoil it… please don’t let me spoil it…

Hey now, I thought Season 2 at least had some merit… definitely not like season 1, but you know… not too bad.

Besides Season 3 indulged in some of the same bizarre story choices that plagued season 2.


#827

:smiling_imp:


#828

Picking back with Urusei Yatsura (Those Obnoxious Aliens, which had a huge enough actor for the English dub by the way), and I have to say this show has been so enjoyable for the humor alone. And hearing Son Goku’s VA in little Kintaro from way back then makes me remember just how damn old Dragon Ball Z really is. :joy:

Also currently watching The Widow on Amazon and the MC is supposed to be, if I remember correctly, a captain in the British military but she acts like she has no damn military training at all. It is so damn annoying to see her do all of these things that no one would do, let alone someone who had just completed a BCT, but other than that I do enjoy hearing the Swahili and other languages, and I do want to see how it ends, so I guess it isn’t too bad.


#829

Listening to


#830

Watched -

Lords of Chaos (2018)
Directed by Jonas Åkerlund. With Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira. A teenager’s quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.

This seems to have been critically dismissed, and as a black metal fan who’s familiar with some of this story I don’t believe for a minute that the character representations are accurate and that the true story played out like this (Rory Culkin’s character was in no way as sympathetic in real life). However, it’s not like there’s a massive amount of films on this matter and I enjoyed it for what it was…it doesn’t really make anyone look super stupid, and if you think back to Sam Dunn’s interview with Gaahl in the Metal A Headbanger’s Journey bonus material it’s clear which comes off worse.

A Star Is Born (2018)
Directed by Bradley Cooper. With Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Greg Grunberg. A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Didn’t expect to like this and actually loved it. I’m a massive sucker for this kind of story…no my eyes are not looking extra damp I have an eyelash irritating them!

Green Book (2018)
Directed by Peter Farrelly. With Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco. A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Enjoyable but predictable tale with some decent acting and chemistry between the actors. The outcome or the way the story progresses is not going to surprise anyone, but it’s an enjoyable movie based upon real characters, who this time I think are probably depicted a little more accurately (unlike LoC above)

All About Nina (2018)
Directed by Eva Vives. With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Common, Chace Crawford, Camryn Manheim. Nina Geld (Winstead) is a bracingly funny and blisteringly provocative stand-up comedian whose career is taking off, but whose personal life is a near-complete disaster. To escape a difficult ex and to…

Good film, and I have a soft spot for Mary Elizabeth Winstead too which helped. To say much more than it’s about a troubled comedian who has relationship issues would ruin it, but it’s a good watch.

Also just about finished with the Gaga documentary Five Foot Two.


#831

I have the system in which I watch 20 minute long comedies in the morning and TV series with long episodes in the evening. Thus, here’s my current routine:

South Park Season 10 - the hype about South Park has gone past me. I’ve discovered how funny it is only last year and since then started watching it in order. The humour is timeless as it’s funny even after 15 years.

Bojack Horseman - Hilarious, sad and relatable at the same time. Mr Peanut Butter is my favourite character though :3

True Detective Season 3 - I haven’t watched the previous 2 seasons, thus I cannot compare between them. But, as each season has different characters and story, I gave it a go. I love detective genre, and this has everything that pleases my inner detective fangirl + great acting which I always notice and appreciate. Mahershala Ali is truly one of the most talented actors right now & he steals every scene with his presence.

The Expance - honestly, I’m not a fan of space theme. I don’t even like Star Wars. Thus, I was very sceptical about this show which I started watching with my friend and continued watching for my friend. It has something catchy about it and I can’t quite explain what. I’ll risk and say that it has a good plot which develops in well thought-through universe. I’d still rather watch detective or documentary, but it’s good quality story which I cannot deny.

Leaving Neverland - this show was hyped and I couldn’t ignore it. I don’t wanna talk about whether this documentary is legit or bs, no one will know the whole truth at this point and I don’t wanna make speculations in this discussion. But it did evoke strong feelings in me and made my opinion on MJ to shift away from blind favouritism & worshipping. Whether or not he was a paedophile, I think the show reminded me that no one, no matter how talented, how popular, good-looking, great at what he or she is doing, not a single human being should be worshipped like that. I rarely cite Bible, but “You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth” fits perfectly with what I’m trying to say. You never know who that person may actually be, so better not jump into defence with threats and insults towards other people because they’re saying their idol might have done smth awful.


#832

If you like it, definitely try watching Season 1 and 2.

One of my favorite things about True detective is that is really knows how to use its screen time wisely. Like Mr. Rogers it is a show with gaps and pauses but not silences.


#833

Yes, anyone who hasn’t yet should definitely watch True Detective S1. Truly one of the most marvelous shows ever created (and Westworld).

Anyhow, I finished a show called The Kettering Incident on Amazon only to realize the show did not get picked up for another season so now I’m stuck wondering…so yea, there’s that.

I also, against my better judgment, watched Gerald’s Game. I just knew it would be subpar, I mean it is Steven King (unpopular opinion but there, it is said), but it had my girl in it so I had to watch it. It went predictably. King even through in his generic “monster” theme for the sake of it late game, which really felt out of place, but what’s new with his work huh?

Once I sit back down, gonna watch Lady J on Netflix. A film about a lonely widow getting her revenge against a womanizer (period piece) who just uses anyone he pleases for whatever he wants via the only methods available to her given her status sounds absolutely perfect to me. :smirk_cat: just hope it ends the way I think!


#834

Watched the Gaga doc, Five Foot Two. She seems like she’d be an incredibly lonely person. Also…bowing intensifies…


#835

(I listen on Spotify so unfortunately I gotta give ya lower quality lol)


#836

So, anyone else took a bite of this?

I am quite impressed, even though it’s just shorts, the art quality is amazing. My favorite so far (I’m just 5 epi in) was The Witness


#837

I mentioned it here…It’s on My things to watch list…


#838

Listening to this https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42434.Sandworms_of_Dune so i can close the DUNE story :3


#839

My body is ready…


#840

shdfg


#841

I’m currently listening to the usual swath of podcasts on my commute - Castle Superbeast, Not Another D&D Podcast, and Pratchat are the three I usually have on the “can’t miss” list.

Music-wise, the movie Bohemian Rhapsody has re-kindled my love for Queen, so I’ve had them in heavy rotation.

TV-wise, I haven’t been watching much. I’m still catching up on The Expanse and re-watching Stranger Things in preparation for season 3. I’m about to dive in to Game of Thrones, so wish me luck on that one. Also, as soon as Netflix sees fit to bring Neon Genesis Evangelion out, like they promised, I’ll be all over that.

Reading has been eating up the majority of the free time not taken up by gaming. I’m dipping back into James Clavell’s Shogun, since it’s been forever since I read that, and I’m also diving back in on Dune, as the last time I fully read that was back in high school. Currently, I’m working my way through the third book in The Dark Passage series by Jerry Knaak, The Dark Terror. It’s a series about a woman in modern San Francisco that is turned into a vampire, and the series gets all dark and gothic from there. Full disclosure, I know the author, and even if I didn’t I’d say it was pretty good. If you want to check it out, he actually has the first book available for free on Kindle.


#842

can’t really figure out where i am on Kemurikusa… and this latest episode just made it even more weird for me :thinking:


#843

Seems weird. Worth watching?


#844

tbh, i can’t really decide
it’s like 10-11 episodes in ?, and one moment i’m like “wow, hot trash”, and the other, “okay decently cute”, and then “wtf is this” to “colour me curious” -:man_facepalming:
the animation is definitely not pretty tho… seems like they sorta did that weird cheapo cgi attempt reminiscent of beserk s2…
idono might just be me… i think it’s weird, slightly iffy, but not totally unbearable that i’ve stopped watching for some reason -honestly couldn’t say why i haven’t dumped this yet :thinking: