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Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:21 am
by heruca
My latest addictions, as far as TV series are concerned, are House of Cards (produced by Netflix, starring Kevin Spacey) and Vikings (produced by The History Channel).

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:37 am
by heruca
I saw the last episode of Spartacus last night. What a great conclusion to a great show. I'm going to miss it. I'll probably watch the whole series again, someday.

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:10 pm
by heruca
I finally got around to seeing Firefly, the TV series. OMG, I can't believe that show was cancelled after just one season! If you missed out on this show, and even remotely like sci-fi, do yourself a favor and watch it.

I've heard some people are turned off by the Western genre element they added to give the sci-fi a unique flavor. Don't be. The western stuff is only about 5% of the show.

Re: The Movie and TV Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:43 pm
by heruca
Been a while since I recommended any movies or TV series.

Movies:
American Sniper
12 Years a Slave

TV Shows:
True Detective

Lately, I've not been watching much at all. Most of my entertainment now takes the form of audiobooks, to which I've become addicted. But that topic may require a thread of its own.

Does anyone else have any viewing recommendations?

Re: The Movie and TV Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:33 am
by Omnidon
heruca wrote:Most of my entertainment now takes the form of audiobooks, to which I've become addicted
That's what I spend most of my time on :P Exhausted the library system and am Audible.com's favorite customer.

Re: The Movie and TV Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:36 pm
by heruca
Speaking of Audible, there's a [urlx=http://www.audible.com/mt/Treat-Yourself-2015-New/ref=a_hp_c2_1?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_r=0RZHRZRJ97T1HVJCSHYZ&pf_rd_m=A2ZO8JX97D5MN9&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=5000&pf_rd_p=2310596402&pf_rd_s=center-2]Sale[/urlx] on currently that includes some books I can heartily recommend.

In no particular order...
[urlx=http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Monster-Hunter-International-Audiobook/B004RGQ6UQ]Monster Hunter International[/urlx]
[urlx=http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Golden-Son-Audiobook/B00R6S1RCY]Golden Son, Book 2 of the Red Rising trilogy[/urlx]
[urlx=http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Zombie-Fallout-Audiobook/B007OQ04TK]Zombie Fallout[/urlx]
[urlx=http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/My-Life-as-a-White-Trash-Zombie-Audiobook/B008EL7A28]My Life as a White Trash Zombie[/urlx]
[urlx=http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/A-Shrouded-World-Whistlers-Audiobook/B00PHF6WX2]A Shrouded World - Whistlers[/urlx]
[urlx=http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Hard-Magic-Audiobook/B004XMIMHE]Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles[/urlx]

Those are all Book 1 of a series, except for Golden Son (which I haven't yet read, but Book 1 was excellent).

Also, the book I am currently listening to, [urlx=http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Redshirts-Audiobook/B007SP2LPM]Redshirts[/urlx], which should appeal to Trekkies.

Getting back to the thread topic of movies and TV shows, thumbs up for Jessica Jones (Marvel superhero series) and Fargo (the 2014 TV series, not the movie).

EDIT: And I almost forgot to mention...[urlx=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4189022/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4]Ash vs Evil Dead[/urlx]

Re: The Movie and TV Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:15 am
by Omnidon
If you like animated films at all, I highly recommend Patema Inverted. Best movie I've seen in years. Similar to the style of the Miyazaki movies, which I also recommend if you've never seen them.

Re: The Movie and TV Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:53 am
by heruca
Thanks for the recommendations.

Is that something I can watch with my young kids?

Re: The Movie and TV Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:31 pm
by Omnidon
heruca wrote:Is that something I can watch with my young kids?
Absolutely. Patema Inverted and all of the Miyazaki films were intended for all ages.

They're basically the Disney / Dreamworks movies of Japan. In fact one of the Miyazaki films was branded as Disney in the US (The Secret World of Arrietty).
Studio Ghibli is where to look for most of the Miyazaki films. Most of them have been dubbed in english and are great for families, and the ones from Ghibli that Miyazaki didn't have a hand in are good too.

Re: The Movie and TV Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:03 am
by Omnidon
I recently watched Inside Out by Pixar. Ingenious premise and superb humor.

It follows the adventures of the personifications of a girl's emotions inside her mind as she grows up.

The humor is more sophisticated and subtle than most such movies and will not be understood by young children (though it does provide plenty of adventure-style action for them).

I'd compare it to other masterpieces of animated humor like The Incredibles and Shrek 1.

Re: The Movie and TV Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:32 pm
by heruca
I got Inside Out for my kids. Unfortunately, they've watched it and I haven't yet had a chance to.

Lately I've been enjoying The Shannara Chronicles. And I don't think it's only because I read a good number of the Shannara novels.

Re: The Movie and TV Thread

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:52 am
by Omnidon
Didn't even know they made a Shannara TV show. I'll have to look into it.

Re: The Movie and TV Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:06 am
by heruca
My latest addiction is "The Expanse", a SyFy original series. Utterly hooked by the 4th episode.

Finally, a sci-fi series worthy of the genre! Well, besides Battlestar Galactica and the ill-fated Firefly.

Re: The Movie and TV Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:17 pm
by markwood007788
I saw "The Kingdom" the previous evening (Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner). Not certain on the off chance that it did excessively well in the cinematic world, yet it's an incredible motion picture with a shrewd content.

Re: The Movie and TV Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:15 am
by heruca
Sounds like a great cast. Haven't heard anything about it.

In recent years, I've gotten more into audiobooks than movies and TV shows. But I recently got Netflix, and I have to admit it's a bit addictive.

My favorite series in recent times was Altered Carbon. I also rather enjoyed The Tick (sort of a guilty pleasure).

Re: The Movie and TV Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:06 pm
by heruca
Lately I've enjoyed Black Summer (Netflix's version of Walking Dead), and am starting to get into The Punisher series. Also thrilled that Game of Thrones is back on, at long last.

Kinda torn on Walking Dead, ever since Rick left.