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post #5701 of 5757

I don't watch any Netflix shows, but this is from Scott Frank+ Steven Soderbergh

 

 

post #5702 of 5757

This is supposed to be amazing:

 

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post
 

I don't watch any Netflix shows, but this is from Scott Frank+ Steven Soderbergh

 

That's the one that caught my eye too.

 

Looks like it could be good.

 

I'm hoping The Punisher is decent too.

post #5704 of 5757

10 Classic Horror Movies You Can Watch Right Now

Where to stream 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre,' 'An American Werewolf in London,' 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers,' and more Halloween treats.

 

http://flavorwire.com/610906/10-classic-horror-movies-you-can-watch-right-now

post #5705 of 5757

"BOYS IN THE TREES found its way to Netflix. Watch this coming-of-age horror, please. It’s really great, I cried a lot. Also, it’s a Halloween movie" - Sam Zimmerman

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Scott Adkins' SAVAGE DOG is now up. Carnage and mayhem set against the backdrop of 1950's Indochina. Co-starring Marko Zaror and Keith David.

 

Also up is James Caan in UNDERCOVER GRANDPA.

 

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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post
 

Scott Adkins' SAVAGE DOG is now up. Carnage and mayhem set against the backdrop of 1950's Indochina. Co-starring Marko Zaror and Keith David.

 

Also up is James Caan in UNDERCOVER GRANDPA.

 

 

That's a tough choice to make.

 

Which one to watch first?

post #5708 of 5757

Anyone watching the new show called Alias Grace?

post #5709 of 5757

The first two episodes of Alias Grace were quite good. Super depressing and deliberately paced, though. It's not background entertainment.

post #5710 of 5757

I tried out the free trial of Filmstruck through the PC browser version. The hz rate of all the movies seems to be messed up, like it's converted to 30fps. It's giving me a headache, I don't think I could sit through any entire movies this way.

 

(My laptop is set up fine for watching movies. It can display 24fps movie files as they should be, and Netflix via browser looks okay)

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Originally Posted by Kyle Reese View Post
 

I tried out the free trial of Filmstruck through the PC browser version. The hz rate of all the movies seems to be messed up, like it's converted to 30fps. It's giving me a headache, I don't think I could sit through any entire movies this way.

 

(My laptop is set up fine for watching movies. It can display 24fps movie files as they should be, and Netflix via browser looks okay)

I don't have those issues (although I watch through my TV), but I have noticed that the titles with 5.1 sound are off on my television. Pretty annoying, as I love the service otherwise.

post #5712 of 5757
There was slightly less juddering in Chrome than in Firefox. Maybe their web player tech is using Flash in a resource hungry way. Unfortunately I don't have anything else that can play Filmstruck, just my Xbox.

The trial will at least be good for skimming the special features on stuff I don't intend to buy the disc for.
post #5713 of 5757

Longmire S6 is up. 

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Also up is Jim & Andy, the doc about how insufferable Jim Carrey was* while making Man on the Moon.

 

Looks really interesting, but I've never seen Man on the Moon, so I'm not sure if I should watch it first or not. 

 

* and judging by the trailer, continues to be

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Man on the Moon is a disappointingly paint by the numbers biopic, especially for Kaufman, but Carrey is very good in it.

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On the Filmstruck tip, they just posted a series on early John Frankenheimer films, including Birdman of Alcatraz, Seven Days in May, and maybe his best film, The Train. Holy hell The Train is great.

post #5717 of 5757

Netflix seems to be really bad at publicizing a lot of their releases. This thread has been more useful than their search engine.

post #5718 of 5757

For those that have Prime, the prison flick SHOT CALLER with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jon Bernthal, and Holt McCallany is now up.

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Originally Posted by levrock View Post
 

Netflix seems to be really bad at publicizing a lot of their releases. This thread has been more useful than their search engine.

It seems like that's a thing for all of the streaming services...I still haven't found a decent search on any of the apps I use. Hulu recently updated their interface and made it even more difficult to find things. It's really frustrating.

post #5720 of 5757

This is the site I use for Netflix:

 

http://www.allflicks.net/

 

It's usually pretty good for showing what has been added each day. Somebody must have gone on an early Thanksgiving break because they haven't updated the new offerings for today.

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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post
 

This is the site I use for Netflix:

 

http://www.allflicks.net/

 

It's usually pretty good for showing what has been added each day. Somebody must have gone on an early Thanksgiving break because they haven't updated the new offerings for today.

I use this site, it's not too bad.

 

https://www.justwatch.com/us

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I'll probably start using that site for Prime stuff. Looks like it mainly covers the "major" titles. Prime puts up so much oddball spaghetti western/martial arts stuff that I haven't found a good way to sort through it aside from the Amazon site itself. Problem there is all the filters you have to check off.

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Yeah, usually they miss out all the little odd shit that we look for, only the more well know titles show up.

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Feel like Amazon just takes random employee vacation videos and throws them up on Prime. Some of their content is way off the reservation.

 

But I love that they put up so much low-budget genre fare, even if it just sort of sits in my watchlist. Netflix is more or less out of that business altogether.

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Feel like Amazon just takes random employee vacation videos and throws them up on Prime. Some of their content is way off the reservation.

 

But I love that they put up so much low-budget genre fare, even if it just sort of sits in my watchlist. Netflix is more or less out of that business altogether.

They sure are. They are dropping all the tv shows that they don't produce themselves slowly but surely. Had to fucking marathon Damages to make the deadline. Missed out on Friday Night Lights and It's always Sunny in Philadelphia. Netflix has more of the stuff I want to see usually BUT Amazon really is great for the obscure stuff. I was shocked at the shit that has made it up there.

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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post
 

Feel like Amazon just takes random employee vacation videos and throws them up on Prime. Some of their content is way off the reservation.

 

But I love that they put up so much low-budget genre fare, even if it just sort of sits in my watchlist. Netflix is more or less out of that business altogether.

Absolutely. It can be hit or miss (Whatever you do, never watch Fertilize the Blaspheming Bombshell!), and I've watched a couple of things that seemed like they were shot on a flip phone, but I also find obscurities with Stephen Chow and Donnie Yen. 

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The western series Godless is now up.

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http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/every-netflix-original-movie-ranked-from-worst-to-best.html?utm_campaign=nym&utm_source=tw&utm_medium=s1

 

Every Netflix original ranked. Personally, I don't really care about the ranking, but there were some interesting titles on the list that I didn't even know were available.

post #5729 of 5757
Y’know, if Mascots is ranked 11th, just make it a top 10 list and advise readers that the rest are useless.
post #5730 of 5757

Great list, lots of stuff I'd never heard of, lots of stuff that had slipped off my radar.

post #5731 of 5757
Their poor marketing and awful distribution model nullifies their place as “film.” They exist in a strange gray area between film and TV. It’s game changing in a disruptive and harmful way.

I only know they’re adding something until maybe two weeks before, with the exception of Bright.
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Pleasantly surprised at Okja's ranking.
post #5733 of 5757

Handsome should be ranked -9,345,216, but otherwise a pretty interesting list.

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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post
 

Feel like Amazon just takes random employee vacation videos and throws them up on Prime. Some of their content is way off the reservation.

 

But I love that they put up so much low-budget genre fare, even if it just sort of sits in my watchlist. Netflix is more or less out of that business altogether.


I stumbled across a video of a guy showing you how to shuffle a deck of cards. Was truly bizarre. I thought I had ended up on YouTube somehow.

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I stumbled across a video of a guy showing you how to shuffle a deck of cards. Was truly bizarre. I thought I had ended up on YouTube somehow.

Ever saw Netflix's test videos? That guy sure can run while holding that envelope.

post #5736 of 5757

Anyone watching DARK on Netflix?  It popped up over the weekend.  

 

I guess the quick and easy comp would be STRANGER THINGS - it revolves around the search for a kid who goes missing under mysterious, vaguely supernatural, circumstances - but the similarities pretty much end there.  I'm about half-way through, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.  Its not exactly a propulsive narrative; the plot definitely tends to take a back seat to character development, but the central mystery is very intriguing, and the whole thing is just dripping with atmosphere. 

post #5737 of 5757

I've been kicking around watching that but wasn't sure how it was.

 

The trailer looked good, so I was going to get to it at some point.

post #5738 of 5757

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is up. 

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Originally Posted by fuzzy dunlop View Post
 

Anyone watching DARK on Netflix?  It popped up over the weekend.  

 

I guess the quick and easy comp would be STRANGER THINGS - it revolves around the search for a kid who goes missing under mysterious, vaguely supernatural, circumstances - but the similarities pretty much end there.  I'm about half-way through, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.  Its not exactly a propulsive narrative; the plot definitely tends to take a back seat to character development, but the central mystery is very intriguing, and the whole thing is just dripping with atmosphere. 

It's pretty good.  I got a little underwhelmed in the second episode, but the third episode really yanks you back in.  Tonally, it's actually more LOST than Stranger Things, but in a good way.  I like the German setting - I could see Germany doing some really strong dark TV drama the next ten years or so, something like what we've seen from S. Korea with soaps and Japan with animation.

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10 Great Films From 2017 You Can Stream Right Now

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Pearl Jam: Let's Play Two - Live at Wrigley Field was stealthily added to Amazon Prime.
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Ha:

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For reliable Christmas viewing, The Ref, unavailable in anamorphic widescreen on disc, is streaming in HD on Netflix.

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Just noticed Legion is up on Hulu.   I loved the pilot, but it fell off my DVR so looking forward to seeing the rest.

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Gotta finish that too.

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The Best Film of the Year Isn’t Coming to Theaters — It’s On Netflix

There isn’t a single second of “My Happy Family” that doesn’t ring as achingly true

by Bilge Ebiri

 

https://www.villagevoice.com/2017/11/29/the-best-film-of-the-year-isnt-coming-to-theaters-its-coming-to-netflix-this-week/

 

"There are few things more terrifying than being asked, “How have you lived your life?” while in the midst of living one’s life. In the new Georgian film My Happy Family, that question is asked, implicitly and explicitly, of a number of characters. The story focuses largely on one woman’s attempt to free herself of the shackles of a stultifying marriage, but a subdued sense of panic courses throughout, infecting everyone else: This is a movie about obligations, and about what-might-have-beens and what-could-still-bes. Directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross — who work together as Nana & Simon, and who directed the lovely coming-of-age film In Bloom a couple of years ago — My Happy Family is coming out on Netflix, but don’t let its lack of a theatrical release fool you. This picture has been ringing in my mind ever since I saw it at Sundance; it may well be the best film I’ve seen this year."

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I realize he's part Turkish, but I think it's brave being a critic and having the first name "Bilge".

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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post
 

For reliable Christmas viewing, The Ref, unavailable in anamorphic widescreen on disc, is streaming in HD on Netflix.

 

I still hope that they finally release the original ending for this in some form.  I'd love to see it.

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I still hope that they finally release the original ending for this in some form.  I'd love to see it.

 

I really hope it gets a proper Blu-ray release from someone. It can't be held on to Disney. Kino has a deal with them.

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I really hope it gets a proper Blu-ray release from someone. It can't be held on to Disney. Kino has a deal with them.

 

Not holding my breath.  As great as the film is, it's got the Kevin Spacey factor to contend with.  Add in the fact that it wasn't a financial success and it's probably seen as being 'not economically viable' to invest any money into making a proper dvd for it.

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