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Movies and TV Shows / Re: 2023 Best Picture Oscar Nominees
« Last post by NCDS on Today at 12:44:41 PM »
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I've only seen half the nominated films (I wish they would go back to 5 nominees) but "Tar" is my pick. "Banshees" a close second. I see so many movies forgettable movies (looking at you Avatar) that films like "Tar" and "Banshees" are a shock. Action films are fun but films that make you think stay with you much longer.

I know what you mean, I actually forgot I saw a triangle of sadness until I started watching it again.  Which is impressive with how long it is.
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Movies and TV Shows / Re: 2023 Best Picture Oscar Nominees
« Last post by perc2100 on Today at 10:36:38 AM »
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I've only seen half the nominated films (I wish they would go back to 5 nominees) but "Tar" is my pick. "Banshees" a close second. I see so many movies forgettable movies (looking at you Avatar) that films like "Tar" and "Banshees" are a shock. Action films are fun but films that make you think stay with you much longer.
100% agree with this!  Having recently revisited THE MENU, I'll express a food metaphor that as a filmgoer I like a robust and varied diet of films: some empty calories (like maybe MAVERICK, or comic book films); some broad comedies but also some more subtle comedies (WEIRD: THE AL YANKOVICH STORY or THE MENU); some thought-provoking dramas (TAR); etc.  Feels like this crop of Best Picture nominees is pretty varied.  Even the stuff I didn't really care much for, I can understand why they'd get appreciation from the Academy.
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Movies and TV Shows / Re: SYFY's The Ark
« Last post by marcia29 on Today at 10:06:41 AM »
After watching the first episode a few times, I will say that there is plenty of room for development.  I would wish for more, uhmmm, mature in age characters.  Maybe there will be some discovered...somewhere. Devlin and Glassner have previously paired on 'The Outpost', which also had a bit of a shaky start.  That show went on to have a nice run and completed the main storyline even.  I will stick with The Ark for the initial 12 episode run and see what happens.  If you like, I have created a FB group for discussion of the series.  Come join us.  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
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Movies and TV Shows / Re: 2023 Best Picture Oscar Nominees
« Last post by Old Man Grey on Today at 09:13:06 AM »
I've only seen half the nominated films (I wish they would go back to 5 nominees) but "Tar" is my pick. "Banshees" a close second. I see so many movies forgettable movies (looking at you Avatar) that films like "Tar" and "Banshees" are a shock. Action films are fun but films that make you think stay with you much longer.
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Movies and TV Shows / Re: SYFY's The Ark
« Last post by NCDS on Today at 08:01:05 AM »
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Saw the first episode. Feeling a "Battlestar Galactica" vibe. I guess no one over 35 was allowed on the Ark. The exterior ship CGI looks good, but the interior looks 70s bargain basement. It's good enough to keep watching. For now.

I watched it also and there were older people to help guide the young, however, that portion of the ship was lost.  Don't worry about missing it though, it was one sentence in the show.  It reminded me of the movie Thank You for Smoking where they talk about you can fix anything in a movie with just one line.
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CCI General Discussion / Re: Are you attending SDCC 2023?
« Last post by NCDS on Today at 07:53:16 AM »
I am still on board but I will say I have friends who are talking about cutting back due to the cost.  I can't fault them.

I also have friends who stop attending due to the lotteries.  It took away what they liked to do. 

My issues with the lottery are that it has left people bored and now other lines are worse.  They need to find a way to break the crowd up more.  Also, people start the con off by losing, while others won 10 things.  You have a lot of people starting off negatively toward their trip. They need to fix the lottery, one friend won the same booth 4 times.  NYCC's reservation system has potential but still needs work as a solution.

I have read about people no longer going due to lines and I can't blame them, those lines can get aggressive.  I have seen and heard about the fights, fights are not fun. As a female, I have experienced a lot unkind behavior from some of the males in those lines.  Lots of my female friends have had the same issues.  I had one friend bullied by a few guys in line, which left her in tears, and she has never gone back.

Don't get me wrong I still have an amazing time, but I do see the problems and understand why people are making a different choices. 

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Movies and TV Shows / Re: Poker Face - new Peacock series
« Last post by perc2100 on Yesterday at 07:59:30 PM »
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I've been up in the air about this show. The heroine is quirky, charming and annoying at times. The lie detector gimmick is dumb, and it seems to be fading. The plots are like recycled "Colombo".That said the last episode about the 60's radicals took me by complete surprise. It started out like a cliche then took a wicked turn. If They keep doing episodes like that (and tone down the human lie detector) I'll be a fan.
Yeah the human lie detector thing is def. an interesting gimmick, and I too am kinda hoping that now we're into the series it fades a bit (or is at least relatively subtle, where she's not constantly saying 'BS').  As for Columbo, that seems to be the point: the real difference, IMO, being Columbo seemed to thrive with its class warfare ethos.  I haven't seen every episode (or movie? IDK what to consider Columbo's. movie-of-the-month format), but every one I have seen involves Columbo busting very rich folks: famous authors, art dealers, retired Generals, etc.  With the exception of the Poker Face 'big bad' being the casino, this feels straight-up like working class-working class crime so far.  This is definitely a series I appreciate watching once a week and not binging.
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Movies and TV Shows / Re: SYFY's The Ark
« Last post by Old Man Grey on Yesterday at 06:45:26 PM »
Us old people need love too. :(
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Movies and TV Shows / Re: SYFY's The Ark
« Last post by Transmute Jun on Yesterday at 04:58:32 PM »
To be fair, these people are expected to colonize a planet and have children once they're there. They would want people in their 30s or younger.
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Movies and TV Shows / Re: SYFY's The Ark
« Last post by Old Man Grey on Yesterday at 04:48:34 PM »
Saw the first episode. Feeling a "Battlestar Galactica" vibe. I guess no one over 35 was allowed on the Ark. The exterior ship CGI looks good, but the interior looks 70s bargain basement. It's good enough to keep watching. For now.
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