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Takoma1
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Takoma1
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I've wanted to see Evelyn for forever but haven't found it streaming anywhere.

I'm watching it on Amazon Prime. So far I am only medium impressed with it.

I don't think my technology supports Amazon Prime. I use the AppleTV. Get iTunes Movies, Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Showtime Anytime, sling, STARZ, Crackle, EPIX, IFC, Shudder, even BBC America, but I don't see Amazon Prime on here anywhere. Bummer.

According to the internet, you could play the movie on a smart phone, iPad, or iPod and then AirPlay it to your TV. I don't know if that's an option for you.
I mean, it's a lot of work for Evelyn.

Yeah, I can stream anything from my phone to my TV, is Amazon Prime on the phone?
As for it being a lot of work, I found and bought Lemora on DVD just so I could see it once in decent quality.
Mar 26, 2017 12:16 AM
James MacKinnonIt looks pretty "bleh", but I'm an idiot... I'll probably watch it... God I just hope it's not as bad as Batman V Superman....

On a side note, the more I see Gal Gadot the more insanely hot I find her. Her in the Wonder Woman outfit is like a?nerd fantasy come true!

I am with you on both statements.
Mar 26, 2017 12:07 AM
Death Proof
SHit. Something must be wrong with me because I was... entertained.


And Jason Momoa is going to steal the show.

I'll be happy if he does, although I really want WW to shine.
Mar 26, 2017 12:07 AM
Takoma1
Wooley

I've wanted to see Evelyn for forever but haven't found it streaming anywhere.

I'm watching it on Amazon Prime. So far I am only medium impressed with it.

I don't think my technology supports Amazon Prime. I use the AppleTV. Get iTunes Movies, Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Showtime Anytime, sling, STARZ, Crackle, EPIX, IFC, Shudder, even BBC America, but I don't see Amazon Prime on here anywhere. Bummer.
Mar 25, 2017 11:11 PM
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Bukama
Wooley
FiverI'm also extremely into metal craft and collect various cutting implements. Some of my favorite blades are crafted out of reclaimed truck springs in Nepal. I understand the scene isn't realistic in the least, but it's effective.

It's the same way I feel about the swords being cast at the beginning of Conan the Barbarian, but I think we all agree it's pretty badass.

Still, it can be annoying when a subject your educated on is presented poorly. There are so many gun flubs in movies that irk me as well.

Dude, I'm a doctor, and watching movies and TV that has anything medical even occur in it is just painful, takes me completely out of things, because they're almost always SO far off the mark that it ruins the credibility of the movie. I mean, often the sentences they say don't even make any sense at all if you have a medical background, almost like they're aliens who have learned human words but not language. Feels like I've had a stroke in the middle of a movie because people are saying and doing things that simply don't make any sense at all. The Marvel television series are really bad about it, occasionally getting treatments right (though usually not) but at other times being so wildly off that it's clear they're just using cool-sounding words from medicine, not to mention having "the night nurse" do things that advanced trauma surgeons might do but are actually beyond the scope of even most physicians, in somebody's living room, it's like a parody of MacGuyver sometimes. ?Believe it or not, a guy gets stabbed in the fucking chest, you cannot keep him alive for several days with a nurse and a karate expert in some apartment.

I'm a lawyer, and for roughly the same reasons can't enjoy most legal dramas. ?From "surprise witnesses" to out of court meetings with the judge, it just can't work that way. ?It is especially ridiculous how fast things happen in TV (and film) courtroom dramas.
I'm wondering, though. ?I really like Scrubs. ?I saw an interview with the creators where they said a lot of the stories were based on real experiences some of them had had ias interns and residents. ?If you have ever watched Scrubs, is it in any way more accurate than other medical dramas? ?I don't mean everyone being incredibly witty. ?I mean their depiction of emergency rooms, and the conflict between surgeons and medical doctors, and things like that?

Scrubs is, going away, the most accurate medical TV show or movie I've ever seen. Not only is the actual medicine unbelievably accurate, like almost always right, but the way that doctors FEEL in certain situations was spot-on most of the time.


What are your thoughts on House?

I've never seen it.


Good talk. Glad we could do it.

Heh.
It's like Travolta in Pulp Fiction: "I don't know I didn't go into Burger King".
Really there was just always something that put me off about that show from what I saw and read. Arrogant, eccentric doctors are all too common and are rarely the life-savers they think they are, and even more rarely any kind of heroes, and the reality of health-care in the 21st Century is that the maverick physician has no place and really doesn't exist.


No, that's pretty much the show in a nutshell. It got pretty repetitive after the first season or two. But I am curious if you think the show properly reflects medicine. If you have Netflix maybe check out the first 2 or 3 episodes to see what you think.


Here's every episode:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/mu3yByL.gif[/img]

I mean, that's pretty much what I do every day.
Mar 25, 2017 11:02 PM
Captain Terror
One criticism I have is that this Kong definitely suffers from the absence of Andy Serkis. PJ's version has its own problems, but I rewatched about an hour of it the other day and "Kong's" performance is not one of those problems. The effects in this one were fine but did not blow me away and in fact there were a couple of moments that I found poorly done. Also I have no interest in this as a cinematic universe. I'd be fine if this were the end of it.

I know, what the fuck was that about? A movie of this scale with that kind of budget and you actually have bad effects some of the time, not so-so but actually kinda bad? How does that happen?
Mar 25, 2017 10:56 PM
Captain Terror
?Wooley
All the time.
I buy so many records, my local record store gives me free t-shirts.

Where are you going these days? Peaches? My vinyl-buying has decreased over the years but I still get the bug a couple of times a year.

Yeah, I go to Peaches about once a month and buy 4 or 5 records. Shirani and Lillie are so nice.
Mar 25, 2017 10:54 PM
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Wooley
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Bukama
Wooley
FiverI'm also extremely into metal craft and collect various cutting implements. Some of my favorite blades are crafted out of reclaimed truck springs in Nepal. I understand the scene isn't realistic in the least, but it's effective.

It's the same way I feel about the swords being cast at the beginning of Conan the Barbarian, but I think we all agree it's pretty badass.

Still, it can be annoying when a subject your educated on is presented poorly. There are so many gun flubs in movies that irk me as well.

Dude, I'm a doctor, and watching movies and TV that has anything medical even occur in it is just painful, takes me completely out of things, because they're almost always SO far off the mark that it ruins the credibility of the movie. I mean, often the sentences they say don't even make any sense at all if you have a medical background, almost like they're aliens who have learned human words but not language. Feels like I've had a stroke in the middle of a movie because people are saying and doing things that simply don't make any sense at all. The Marvel television series are really bad about it, occasionally getting treatments right (though usually not) but at other times being so wildly off that it's clear they're just using cool-sounding words from medicine, not to mention having "the night nurse" do things that advanced trauma surgeons might do but are actually beyond the scope of even most physicians, in somebody's living room, it's like a parody of MacGuyver sometimes. ?Believe it or not, a guy gets stabbed in the fucking chest, you cannot keep him alive for several days with a nurse and a karate expert in some apartment.

I'm a lawyer, and for roughly the same reasons can't enjoy most legal dramas. ?From "surprise witnesses" to out of court meetings with the judge, it just can't work that way. ?It is especially ridiculous how fast things happen in TV (and film) courtroom dramas.
I'm wondering, though. ?I really like Scrubs. ?I saw an interview with the creators where they said a lot of the stories were based on real experiences some of them had had ias interns and residents. ?If you have ever watched Scrubs, is it in any way more accurate than other medical dramas? ?I don't mean everyone being incredibly witty. ?I mean their depiction of emergency rooms, and the conflict between surgeons and medical doctors, and things like that?

Scrubs is, going away, the most accurate medical TV show or movie I've ever seen. Not only is the actual medicine unbelievably accurate, like almost always right, but the way that doctors FEEL in certain situations was spot-on most of the time.


What are your thoughts on House?

I've never seen it.


Good talk. Glad we could do it.

Heh.
It's like Travolta in Pulp Fiction: "I don't know I didn't go into Burger King".
Really there was just always something that put me off about that show from what I saw and read. Arrogant, eccentric doctors are all too common and are rarely the life-savers they think they are, and even more rarely any kind of heroes, and the reality of health-care in the 21st Century is that the maverick physician has no place and really doesn't exist.
Mar 25, 2017 7:37 PM
James MacKinnon
wilsondukeoflizards
D.H.This got me to thinking about what would be considered Ratner's best least sucky film. I IMDb'd him and this is a case where all the brickbats flying at him are largely deserved. I mean, even his least objectionable movies are at best so-so. I've seen the 3 Rush Hour movies, Family Man, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand and Tower Heist. The man has no discernible talent.

Rush Hour 1 is my favorite of his movies. Chris Tucker just cracks me up in that.

I second that. Hell Chris Tucker cracks me up in damn near anything he's in. Him in 5th Element is classic.

I actually think Christ Tucker in Fifth Element is one of the most under-rated things on screen of the last 20 years.
Every time I see it, I am just so taken away by his commitment to it. I mean, he is all-in on that character.
Mar 25, 2017 7:34 PM
D.H.Jeez Louise. It looks fine. Well, maybe not the sassy Aquaman thing. And I get not raving about it and all but the immediate and outsized dismissal of all things DC is getting cheerlessly predictable and rote.

Oh yeah, and that Come Together thing is a misfire too.

Well, it's just something about the whole vibe and style of their movies that just doesn't work and this looks like it is exactly in that vibe and style. I don't know what it is, but after the mis-steps so far, their projects just seem to have the smell of death on them. I mean, that does not look like it's gonna be a good movie.
Mar 25, 2017 7:32 PM
D.H.
WooleyAlso really good, but a different vibe. If you like that kind of movie, I also recommend She-Wolf of London.

Yeah, that's what piqued my interest. The fact that they brought back most of the cast of the original but then decided to refrain from rehashing it. It sounds really intriguing. And thanks for the S-WoL commendation. I think I may have watched it on Svengoolie one night.

It's another one of those atmospheric, not-exactly horrors.
Mar 25, 2017 6:30 PM
Death Proof
Wooley
Bukama
Wooley
FiverI'm also extremely into metal craft and collect various cutting implements. Some of my favorite blades are crafted out of reclaimed truck springs in Nepal. I understand the scene isn't realistic in the least, but it's effective.

It's the same way I feel about the swords being cast at the beginning of Conan the Barbarian, but I think we all agree it's pretty badass.

Still, it can be annoying when a subject your educated on is presented poorly. There are so many gun flubs in movies that irk me as well.

Dude, I'm a doctor, and watching movies and TV that has anything medical even occur in it is just painful, takes me completely out of things, because they're almost always SO far off the mark that it ruins the credibility of the movie. I mean, often the sentences they say don't even make any sense at all if you have a medical background, almost like they're aliens who have learned human words but not language. Feels like I've had a stroke in the middle of a movie because people are saying and doing things that simply don't make any sense at all. The Marvel television series are really bad about it, occasionally getting treatments right (though usually not) but at other times being so wildly off that it's clear they're just using cool-sounding words from medicine, not to mention having "the night nurse" do things that advanced trauma surgeons might do but are actually beyond the scope of even most physicians, in somebody's living room, it's like a parody of MacGuyver sometimes. ?Believe it or not, a guy gets stabbed in the fucking chest, you cannot keep him alive for several days with a nurse and a karate expert in some apartment.

I'm a lawyer, and for roughly the same reasons can't enjoy most legal dramas. ?From "surprise witnesses" to out of court meetings with the judge, it just can't work that way. ?It is especially ridiculous how fast things happen in TV (and film) courtroom dramas.
I'm wondering, though. ?I really like Scrubs. ?I saw an interview with the creators where they said a lot of the stories were based on real experiences some of them had had ias interns and residents. ?If you have ever watched Scrubs, is it in any way more accurate than other medical dramas? ?I don't mean everyone being incredibly witty. ?I mean their depiction of emergency rooms, and the conflict between surgeons and medical doctors, and things like that?

Scrubs is, going away, the most accurate medical TV show or movie I've ever seen. Not only is the actual medicine unbelievably accurate, like almost always right, but the way that doctors FEEL in certain situations was spot-on most of the time.


What are your thoughts on House?

I've never seen it.
Mar 25, 2017 6:27 PM
Janson Jinnistan
Death Proof(I am, admittedly, not a big fan of their pre-Dark Side material)

I think that "Echoes" might be their single greatest track.

I played Echoes (on vinyl) for a friend of mine who had never listened to a record and never heard Pink Floyd when she was 21 (about half my age).
She was mesmerized. She actually got mad at me when I stopped it before it was finished (because I thought she was getting bored).
Mar 25, 2017 5:54 PM
Fiver
Wooley
FiverI'm also extremely into metal craft and collect various cutting implements. Some of my favorite blades are crafted out of reclaimed truck springs in Nepal. I understand the scene isn't realistic in the least, but it's effective.

It's the same way I feel about the swords being cast at the beginning of Conan the Barbarian, but I think we all agree it's pretty badass.

Still, it can be annoying when a subject your educated on is presented poorly. There are so many gun flubs in movies that irk me as well.

Dude, I'm a doctor, and watching movies and TV that has anything medical even occur in it is just painful, takes me completely out of things, because they're almost always SO far off the mark that it ruins the credibility of the movie. I mean, often the sentences they say don't even make any sense at all if you have a medical background, almost like they're aliens who have learned human words but not language. Feels like I've had a stroke in the middle of a movie because people are saying and doing things that simply don't make any sense at all. The Marvel television series are really bad about it, occasionally getting treatments right (though usually not) but at other times being so wildly off that it's clear they're just using cool-sounding words from medicine, not to mention having "the night nurse" do things that advanced trauma surgeons might do but are actually beyond the scope of even most physicians, in somebody's living room, it's like a parody of MacGuyver sometimes. ?Believe it or not, a guy gets stabbed in the fucking chest, you cannot keep him alive for several days with a nurse and a karate expert in some apartment.

Goddammit, Nurse! Get me 200ccs of thalpompamine, STAT! Don't you dare die on me, you sonofabitch! CLEAR! He's going into cardiac samoflange! I'm going in!

HA!
Exactly.
Mar 25, 2017 4:24 PM
Bukama
Wooley
FiverI'm also extremely into metal craft and collect various cutting implements. Some of my favorite blades are crafted out of reclaimed truck springs in Nepal. I understand the scene isn't realistic in the least, but it's effective.

It's the same way I feel about the swords being cast at the beginning of Conan the Barbarian, but I think we all agree it's pretty badass.

Still, it can be annoying when a subject your educated on is presented poorly. There are so many gun flubs in movies that irk me as well.

Dude, I'm a doctor, and watching movies and TV that has anything medical even occur in it is just painful, takes me completely out of things, because they're almost always SO far off the mark that it ruins the credibility of the movie. I mean, often the sentences they say don't even make any sense at all if you have a medical background, almost like they're aliens who have learned human words but not language. Feels like I've had a stroke in the middle of a movie because people are saying and doing things that simply don't make any sense at all. The Marvel television series are really bad about it, occasionally getting treatments right (though usually not) but at other times being so wildly off that it's clear they're just using cool-sounding words from medicine, not to mention having "the night nurse" do things that advanced trauma surgeons might do but are actually beyond the scope of even most physicians, in somebody's living room, it's like a parody of MacGuyver sometimes. ?Believe it or not, a guy gets stabbed in the fucking chest, you cannot keep him alive for several days with a nurse and a karate expert in some apartment.

I'm a lawyer, and for roughly the same reasons can't enjoy most legal dramas. ?From "surprise witnesses" to out of court meetings with the judge, it just can't work that way. ?It is especially ridiculous how fast things happen in TV (and film) courtroom dramas.
I'm wondering, though. ?I really like Scrubs. ?I saw an interview with the creators where they said a lot of the stories were based on real experiences some of them had had ias interns and residents. ?If you have ever watched Scrubs, is it in any way more accurate than other medical dramas? ?I don't mean everyone being incredibly witty. ?I mean their depiction of emergency rooms, and the conflict between surgeons and medical doctors, and things like that?

Scrubs is, going away, the most accurate medical TV show or movie I've ever seen. Not only is the actual medicine unbelievably accurate, like almost always right, but the way that doctors FEEL in certain situations was spot-on most of the time.
Mar 25, 2017 4:23 PM
Takoma1
Fiver

Stakeland 2 isn't great, but if you like the characters, it's worth a casual watch. I folded laundry and replied to some work emails and it was entertaining enough to engage me if a bit forgettable.
I'd give it maybe a 6.


I've been watching The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave. It's okay. I did have one "Damn, girl!" moment as one potential victim hustled down a flight of stairs in some ridiculous high-heeled boots. She was booking it. I was like "YES!". Of course, her escape ended in a totally asinine fashion, but for a few minutes I was like "Why aren't more escaping-from-killer sequences done like this?!". The movie has some decent humor to it, but the pacing is a little sluggish and the acting is pretty sub-par.

Not strictly horror, per se, but I watched Maleficent?last night and quite enjoyed it. I was most looking forward to the sequence where the green fireball lures Aurora into the fireplace. And it was just not even close to how terrifying and atmospheric that same sequence is in the animated version. I did love some of the ways that the movie inverted the story (such as having the thorny iron "brair" wall in front of the castle as opposed to Phillip fighting through Maleficent's wall of thorns). I wish it had gone for full-on horror/thriller/drama. The need to soften the story with humor really took away from a wonderfully dark and interesting story.

I've wanted to see Evelyn for forever but haven't found it streaming anywhere.
I thought Angelina Jolie entirely carried Maleficent. The CGI was poor and so dominated the movie that it could have washed out the entire cast, but she had the power to override it. I was very impressed. I agree that they tried to soften it too much and I think it really hurt the film. Overall, I'd give the movie a C+ish, but without Jolie it probably would have failed for me.
Mar 25, 2017 4:20 PM
D.H.Cat People - 8/10 - Finally watched this all the way through. I can see why it's considered a classic. Now I need to track down and watch the 1944(45?) sequel Curse of the Cat People.

Also really good, but a different vibe. If you like that kind of movie, I also recommend She-Wolf of London.
Mar 25, 2017 4:12 PM
Death Proof
InkdaubDragonslayer - 8/10


There's a lot of good things about that movie but for some reason it really bothered me that the princess died and was being eaten by the dragon's offspring. They don't even give her a chance to fight back.


If it wasn't for that I would have loved the movie.

That actually made the movie better for me, gave it a stronger sense of realism.
Mar 25, 2017 3:44 PM
Ratner has been the destruction of his own business. If he made better movies, they'd probably be successful. Crowd-sourcing opinion is probably much more accurate than old-fashioned Criticism, although I do miss it.
Mar 25, 2017 3:24 PM
Clarence Boddicker[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v69/danzigxmac/IMG_0314_1.jpg[/img]

Obsessed.

Anyone else still buying records?

All the time.
I buy so many records, my local record store gives me free t-shirts.
Mar 25, 2017 3:20 PM