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Just finished it up. Loved the interactions between our four heroes (didn't realize how much I missed Jessica Jones), the fights were great (the showdown in 7 is what dreams are made of), and Sigourney Weaver killed it like always. But whenever the show wasn't focusing on one of those things it draaaaagggedddd. I don't know if it's bad writing, the villains' vague and confusing plans, the fact that the previous shows already treaded the same ground, or something else but I found myself wanting to zone out through a lot of it. The first two episodes were especially a chore.
Aug 24, 2017 4:11 AM
pugmanMorty is definitely evolving. Early episodes painted Morty as just a tag along, a helper of sorts. Last few episodes has Morty taking charge of situations.

Only pause about last night's episode - since when did Rick do anyone a favor, especially when comes to Jerry? Morty had to call in his "card" to do on The Vindicators adventure. How did he convince Rick for this?

Rick mentioned that Morty wouldn't help out anymore if he didn't do this for Jerry and for Rick it's easier to take out Jerry than to lose Morty's support in his work. Plus even though he doesn't show it often he does love his grandson and was willing to sacrifice himself multiple times for Morty. He just thinks Morty's adventures are stupid. :p
Aug 21, 2017 9:12 PM
"You made my sister cry, Ethan."
Aug 21, 2017 5:54 PM
Arya got horror movie-scary there.
Aug 21, 2017 3:07 AM
That jail is amassing quite he freak show.

And can give Tim Roth some love? Not just for this show just in general.
Aug 21, 2017 3:06 AM
DeschainThe YouTube Channel bobvids does an Everything Wrong With "Everything Wrong With," series that picks apart CinemaSins's problems with movies by pointing out things that are easily explained away if you're paying the slightest bit of attention to the movie. They're very entertaining.

Here's the link to what I was talking about in the quoted post:

https://youtu.be/qnTZbZw1JPQ
Aug 19, 2017 2:29 PM
The YouTube Channel bobvids does an Everything Wrong With "Everything Wrong With," series that picks apart CinemaSins's problems with movies by pointing out things that are easily explained away if you're paying the slightest bit of attention to the movie. They're very entertaining.
Aug 19, 2017 5:24 AM
I think if she had less bandages on her eyes and cut to a POV of her kinda being able to see shadows and stuff through the gauze it would have went a long way.
Aug 18, 2017 10:56 PM
The winner wasn't bad at all. I tagged spoilers for a The Nurse below:

Kinda weird the girl can't see for most of it though which adds a level of disconnect between her and the audience since she can't see the spooky stuff coming. Though she did seem to be scared in the hallway enough to go back to her room even though she can't see the nurse. Yeah it's weird.

And MKS the production value on yours was just fine.
Aug 18, 2017 8:32 PM
Takoma1
Deschain
Lucky for me I just got Prime. Added to my October watch list. Thanks for the rec.


I admire your self control.

I saw that there was a movie called Crush the Skull. I checked IMDb to make sure it wasn't full of stuff I didn't want to see. Someone in a review compared it (positively) to Botched and Severance. I was like "This happens tonight!".

And even though I'm kind of burned out on zombies, I am intrigued by a movie on Amazon (paid, not free) called It Stains the Sands Red. Looks like a slow-motion chase across the desert between a woman and a zombie.

And I'm sure that by now many of you have seen the trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, from the guy who directed Dogtooth.


It's less self control and more like I have way too many shows to keep up with atm. Also added It Stains the Sands Red, which Netflix is getting the DVD of in September.
Aug 18, 2017 8:27 PM
Takoma1
Deschain
Takoma1I'm watching season 2 of Penny Dreadful. It's pretty flat and some of the writing is bad--not the fun trashy stuff of the first season, but just like cringey to the point where even the amazing Eva Green can't save some of it.

But--there is one recurring element that I find really scary and gross, and that's this room full of dolls with real human parts inside of them. It's such effective, creepy imagery, and I wish that it was being used in service of an overall stronger series.

Yeah season 2 is pretty dull. It picks up in the final season though.

Where did you watch Crush the Skull? It sounds like something I'd like but Netflix doesn't have the DVD.


Crush the Skull is on Amazon Prime. I would give it like a B/B-. I really liked the actors, and felt that the biggest problem was that the characters' motivations were sometimes a little contradictory. But the movie had some solid comedy moments, like a main character who laughs when she's scared, or a physical gag with someone trying to close the eyes of a recently deceased corpse. It also had some nice moments that reference other similar films, such as when the characters encounter a victim in the house and are arguing abut whether or not they should trust her. It was a satisfying late-night watch, and it doesn't screw around with a bunch of filler---it goes by really fast at a little under 90 minutes.

Lucky for me I just got Prime. Added to my October watch list. Thanks for the rec.
Aug 18, 2017 4:17 PM
Takoma1I'm watching season 2 of Penny Dreadful. It's pretty flat and some of the writing is bad--not the fun trashy stuff of the first season, but just like cringey to the point where even the amazing Eva Green can't save some of it.

But--there is one recurring element that I find really scary and gross, and that's this room full of dolls with real human parts inside of them. It's such effective, creepy imagery, and I wish that it was being used in service of an overall stronger series.

Yeah season 2 is pretty dull. It picks up in the final season though.

Where did you watch Crush the Skull? It sounds like something I'd like but Netflix doesn't have the DVD.
Aug 18, 2017 3:17 AM
I watched Daemonium based purely on the synopsis on Netflix, which is verbatim: "In a realm where magic and technology intersect, a shifty, cigar-smoking wizard finds himself in the middle of a war with the powers of hell."

This movie created an imaginative, detailed world that doesn't make a lick of sense. But instead of going for logic the movie tries to make every scene as entertaining as possible. The character and monster designs are very well done. There's some fun gory action scenes, and a goofy charismatic cast. This movie is completely nuts. So if you're looking for something stupid and entertaining and wild this is for you.
Aug 17, 2017 8:51 PM
NotReallyYARNAutism GuyHalf in the Bag is calling shenanigans on the contest.


Shit homey, at best, you're getting $50 out of this and losing ALL your IP.

Yes just watched this. They also uncovered a possible Rotten Tomatoes conspiracy. :D
Aug 17, 2017 3:22 AM
Black PhilipHas anyone seen Curve? Not a bad little thriller.

I did. Mentioned it on the last page.
Aug 17, 2017 1:31 AM
D.H.
Spencie ReturnsNot sure what their hurry is to finish so fast.

That's what puzzles me the most. HBO is supposed to be working towards a spinoff of some sort? That means they want to stay in the GoT business. Then why choose to abbreviate when you get to the most meaningful part of what has been years in the making? It makes no sense.

Maybe the network gave them only so much of a budget and forced them to choose between parceling it out over two (or more) long seasons or instead devote the biggest chunk of that to what will surely have to be big budget set pieces? Either way it doesn't seem right. But I can also see where it might not be the showrunners fault.

The spin offs don't have to be these characters though. I was expecting them to be a different part of Westeros or across the Jade sea with new characters and storylines. And you can always play with the timeline and have stuff interesect with stories and people we've already met but it's a pretty open world to play around in.

Good thing Baracas told me to watch this week. I was thinking of skipping it. :p
Aug 16, 2017 4:23 PM
Black PhilipI watched an interesting blood drenched claustrophobic horror called Curve (2015). It's about a girl who comes across a seemingly nice hitchhiker...or is he? It's on Netflix if you want to check it out!!!

Oh yeah I saw Curve. Other than subverting some of the typical genre tropes it didn't leave much of an impression on me.
Aug 15, 2017 4:24 AM
Johnny Wishbone
Spencie ReturnsHoly shit, that fucking team headed north! All the cool kids have banded together to go do something stupid, what's not to love? Seriously, though, how do they intend to get a White Walker or Wight by its lonesome? They didn't even toy with the idea of say having Bran lead one off by itself. I'm stoked, though. The only downside here is that this is Game of Thrones, so there's no way they're all coming back. I'd say Jon, Gendry and the Hound are the only ones who are unquestionably going to return home.

Gilly thinks she's hot shit now that she can read.

I'm eager to see Sam's reaction when he finds about his mean dad and dumbass brother.

Gendry opting for a hammer is a nice touch, I hope the spinoff is about Robert's rebellion just so I can see him smashing heads with one.

Not relevant to this episode, but I'm calling it now that for whatever reason, I don't think it will be as obvious as we think, Bran will use a dragon and kill Dany with fire. I know the dragon thing has already been hinted at, but I think we've been mislead to believe that Dany is immune to fire so much as just the fire that birthed her dragoons.

I know, right? Just like Ser Davos getting Hooked on Phonics.
I knew this episode was going to slow things down a bit after last week's craziness. You can't really top an episode like that so why try??
Seeing all these characters who have never shared screen time finally come together has me hyped.?
The scene with Jaime and Tyrion was a low key highlight for me. I forgot what a great actor Peter Dinklage particularly when he was trying to tell Jaime why he killed their father.
Cersei is cold blooded. She is the best villain there has ever been on Game of Thrones.?
Dany loves her some Jon Snow. Looked like she was going to cry when when the Snowman said he was leaving.

Watching the Lannisters squirm in fear and failure is sooo satisfying.
Aug 14, 2017 5:55 PM
Only this show can pull off a Guardians of the Galaxy parody, start to be incredibly touching, only to rip the rug right out from under you.

N00b N00b!
Aug 14, 2017 4:04 AM
Now that's some weird Twin Peaksian shit right there. But where was Cooper? He was gonna teach me how to Dougie.
Aug 14, 2017 12:55 AM