@f00l@therealjrn@yakkoTDI I’m gonna have an IPO and raise a few bucks to start a Drive in Theater chain. We will offer Buck Night every Wednesday, and would offer 4 Spaghetti Westerns “A Fistful of Dollars”, For a Few Dollars More, Hang 'Em High, and The Good The Bad And The Ugly for only a Single $100 bill for a carload of people.
@LaserEyes It’s on my DVR (Mr. Robot, not Lego) but I haven’t watched it yet. The first half of this final season has been disappointing but the second half has been steadily improving, so I’m looking forward to the finale.
I had similar feelings about the last season of Legion - overall disappointing, but I thought the ending was satisfying.
@macromeh I’ve been so excited to see the last season of Legion! We’ve been patiently waiting and haven’t seen any of it yet. Waiting for Hulu to get it. Or for me to build up enough Amazon slow ship credit rewards.
Re: Mr. Robot: I feel like season 3 was better, but this season might work well binge watching it since most happened in such a short time period. Plus I can’t wait to re-watch the whole thing anyway!
@LaserEyes Yeah, those first couple seasons of Mr. Robot had me hooked (I actually started watching in the middle of season 2, was intrigued and went back to catch up). But then I thought things started going downhill with 3. I just hope the finale is satisfying.
I really enjoyed the first season of Legion (S1E7 was a work of art IMHO), season 2 a little less, then almost gave up part way through season 3, but stuck with it and thought they did a pretty good job of wrapping up the story in the end. YMMV
@edguyver14 I will see to it you will spend the next ten years in prison getting ass fucked. And if the case is thrown out because my arrest was too violent, I will personally hire men to ass fuck you for the next ten years. So, if you’re an ass fucking fan, you go ahead and mouth off.
I’ve seen a minimum of 30 Hallmark Christmas & even 1 Hanukkah/Christmas crossover movie in the last month if that counts for anything…A couple of them weren’t terrible. I’d go so far as to say I enjoyed a few of them.
@tohar1 Did you see A Veteran’s Christmas? Some of my family did and were relentlessly mocking it for the poor acting and apparently obnoxious and inappropriate laughter. I’ve not seen it, but it was the first time I kinda wished I had seen a Hallmark movie in… since I saw my first or second one, probably. The first I might have been able to enjoy as a formulaic paycheck for some actors and filmmakers, but the second would have used the exact same formula, and creative work like films should not come from a cookie cutter production line.
Anyway, A Veteran’s Christmas features a woman sent back from Afghanistan and a dog still over there named Christmas, and I’m sure you’ve written the story now. It’s apparently amusingly bad, if you’re into that sort of thing.
@jsfs Pretty sure they will not win any screen actors guild awards for their portrayals & yes, there is certainly a fair amount of cookie-cutter screenplays, but that said, I do enjoy watching the movies. They are clean (language, sex, booze/drugs, etc.) which is just fine (no one would ever call me a prude) and Hallmark must make a crazy amount of money as the viewership rivals if not surpasses that of network television.
Queen and Slim, Dark Water, It’s a Wonderful Life are all very good and all seen at the theatre this week.
Previous few weeks included Jojo Rabbit (very good), 21 Bridges (good and had a nice Windows/Mac screw up), The Lighthouse (very good), Ford vs. Ferrari (good but a little too long if you know most of the story) and Honey Boy (good but could have been better).
I’ve only seen Star Wars and that’s cuz we scheduled a babysitter, planned it with my wife’s coworkers months ahead of time, and made it our date night (which we get once every 2 months). I want to see Knives Out. I shall wait for the authorities to put it on Netflix. Until then, there is no reason here.
Movies aren’t as much my thing as the bigger works (books, comics, TV series), episodic or not. I like a slow pacing and a story that is trying to stand up as… fully realized, as opposed to leaning hard on genre conventions as pillars of the plot that is otherwise unexplained – I think that’s more of a thing now with “international” audiences being a bigger target. And then I haven’t developed much of a taste for grown-up movies that’re arty or literary, so, there isn’t much of a home in a theater for me any more.
Completely forgot: I did watch that Ford vs. Ferrari movie. It was pretty good, as long as you don’t take it too seriously, “true story” being more oxymoronic than jumbo shrimp, you axe me (especially in cinema).