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Re: Netflix Originals

#103 Post by knives » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:30 pm

Don't know what it says about me that the anime is the first thing I thought of with that sentence.

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#104 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:43 pm

There's a great lineage of interesting Arsene Lupin adaptations that Sy now belongs to-- no idea why WB is still sitting on the best, their pre-code version with both Barrymores. That would make an incredible Criterion, but it's way too obscure for them to go for

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#105 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:53 am

Also, I had no idea there was a Netflix French series starring Gerard Depardieu and Benoît Magimel til reading about it in that article. Why is Netflix not recommending me things like this that I'd want to see instead of trying to get me to watch the Mindy Project?



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#108 Post by Murdoch » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:26 pm

I'm surprised by McHale's cancellation, I don't know anything about Wolf's show but I imagine it's a Daily Show/Full Frontal style. Netflix must be really tightening things up if a guy standing in front of a green screen for half an hour gets the axe after a season.

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#109 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:57 am

Maybe that kind of format just doesn't work as well for Netflix as it does with traditional cable.

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#110 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:43 pm

Netflix has picked up Designated Survivor from ABC for a third season

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#111 Post by jazzo » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:41 pm

Aside from new work by Jeremy Saulnier and Cary Joji Fukunaga, in the last month they've also released new films from Gareth Evans (of supremely enjoyable The Raid films), Nicole Holocfener and, most impressivley, Tamara Jenkins (The Savages being one of my favourite films in its year of release).

This, the new series from Mike Flanagan, and Alfonso Cuarón's Roma makes this a very exciting year, at least for me.

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#112 Post by willoneill » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:44 pm

Also Paul Greengrass, whose 22 July came out last week and I watched last night. I was expecting a United 93-style reenactment of that day, but it was much more of a courtroom drama mixed with the personal story of one of the survivors. Overall I thought it was quite good. Of all of Greengrass' films, it reminded me most of Resurrected.

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#113 Post by barryconvex » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:17 am

I must be blind because i can't seem to find the thread for it so i'm commenting here about the new season of Making A Murderer. I've never seen the equal of Kathleen Zellner single mindedness in print or film (fiction or non) as she absolutely scorches the earth in her quest (quest in a medieval sense) to free Avery from jail. The only person that comes to mind is The Terminator (1984) and that character was not human. Of course this only makes the Wisconsin penal community dig its heels in even further as this outsider is not so much making waves as tsunamis. The most riveting season of television this year by a mile.

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#114 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:45 pm

I'm hearing that Sandler's latest stand-up special is very good

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#115 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:52 pm

What's his standup like if you only know (and hate) his comedies and (sometimes like) his work on SNL?

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#116 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:19 pm

A lot like the musical bits he'd do on SNL. Weirdly enough I've never heard his straight stand-up, but I remember stuff like the Hanukkah song played on alt-rock stations every Christmas.

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#117 Post by Cameron Swift » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:45 pm

After giving my Roald Dahl books to my son last night to read, I found it funny to see today that Netflix have announced plans to adapt a number of his stories.
On Tuesday, Netflix confirmed it had secured the rights for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; the sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator’ The BFG – most recently adapted by Steven Spielberg in 2017 – The Twits; Matilda; George’s Marvellous Medicine; Boy: Tales of Childhood; Going Solo; The Enormous Crocodile; The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me; Henry Sugar; Billy and the Minpins; The Magic Finger; Esio Trot; Dirty Beasts; and Rhyme Stew.

Not included in the deal are novels such as James and the Giant Peach; Danny the Champion of the World; or Fantastic Mr Fox, which was most recently adapted in an animated film by Wes Anderson in 2009.

Netflix confirmed that production will begin on the first of the Dahl animated series in 2019, but no schedule has been announced.
I'm hesitantly looking forward to it (the Dahl family are on board) but I can't say I'm too thrilled to read of a planned "story universe" extending outside of the books. Sounds a bit too Marvel-ly to me.

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#118 Post by domino harvey » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:48 pm

W/Bob and David, the Mr Show followup limited series, popped up in my recommended section on Netflix and I'd somehow completely missed its existence when it debuted three years ago. Oh sweet merciful ignorance. Of all the recent revisits to well-loved cancelled series, surely none are worse than this? I made it exactly one episode and five minutes into a second before giving up ship. There's a moment in the first episode that captures perfectly what's wrong here: a group of friends are playing poker and sharing their New Years Resolutions. The joke is soon apparent that everyone but one has outrageous goals, but only the friend with a realistic goal is treated harshly for his resolution. A decent comedy skit premise. Until the episode grinds it into the ground by going back to it again and again and again, never less-amusingly than when we actually get a Transformers/trans joke-- this is literally the kind of hacky shit this creative team would have slaughtered twenty years ago. How pathetic. Though not as pathetic as the first couple minutes of episode two, revolving around such fresh jokes as not being able to say the phrase "the prophet Mohammad"-- you can literally see the audience members during this segment forcing themselves to give depressing pity laughs. Then the episode turned to what appeared to be middle eastern terrorists talking about Hollywood projects in a chic LA restaurant and I just couldn't anymore and shut it off. Good God, were these two dropped on their head repeatedly in the last couple decades?

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#119 Post by Boosmahn » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:55 pm

Netflix has ordered a 10-episode live-action remake of the classic anime Cowboy Bebop

EDIT: Whoops, there's a separate thread for Netflix originals? My bad.

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#120 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:04 am

Bumping Mics sounds really good.

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#121 Post by Aunt Peg » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:52 am

I've finally bitten the bullet and subscribed to Netflix. I had already seen some of their films on the big screen like Roma, Casting JonBenet, 21 July, Okja, The Meyerowitz Stories, Private Life & Operation Finale. So far I have watched Amanda Knox, Our Souls at Night, The Ballard of Buster Scruggs & Outlaw King (what a bore that one was). I have about another 20 films I want to watch and two series: Mindhunters & Maniac.

Must say I'm surprised at the excellent visual quality of everything. I just wish they included the directors name on the movies which would make it easier to help determine what to watch.

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#122 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:22 pm

Springsteen on Broadway was really enjoyable and emotional. I don't think it's as perfect as those going to see it on Broadway had made it out to be - some of the rearranged songs don't pack as much punch as they could ("Born in the USA" redone as a shaggy blues number should have been more impactful than it was, but it just didn't really work), and despite his lovely words about her and her strong contributions to a couple of songs, having Patti Scialfa join him on stage was a bit jarring considering the intimacy of the rest of the show. The highs (the opening 45 minutes or so, the anecdote about his father visiting him before his first child was born, the final performance of "Born to Run") were very, very high, though. And it's lovely that he saw fit to have it recorded and released this way so those who couldn't drop 4 figures on tickets could experience it.

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#123 Post by Michael Kerpan » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:21 pm

Netflix currently has two recent BAE Doona series available.

The first is a police/crime/suspense series called Stranger, in which Bae plays an intrepid and very honest police lieutenant, who is the sole reliable ally of a very honest (but emotionally dis-connected) prosecutor. Bribery, corruption and murder -- in a remarkably tightly written show. 7 episodes into the 16 -- and my finger nails are rapidly disappearing (such as they were). Great acting all around, very good cinematography (and timing). Only problem is VERY small subtitles (sometimes a little bit out of sync) -- and occasional dialog that is not subtitled at all

The other series is a Korean (medieval era) zombie show -- in which Bae is one of three top-billed stars. I'm not sure who she plays -- as I won't tackle this until I've finished Stranger. I also tracked down a copy of Gloria (from 2016) or so -- cheap subbed DVDs from Asia (with so-so -- but LARGE font -- subtitling).

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Re: Netflix Originals and Other Exclusives

#124 Post by roujin » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:05 pm

If you're referring to the Gloria, the k-drama series from 2010, you should know it's something like 50 episodes! It's quite a commitment and ultimately punishing over-the-top melo in the k-drama style. However, she does a sing a lot in it, which is quite a bit of fun.

The one I want to see is from 2010 called Master of Study, a remake of an original Japanese J-drama starring Hiroshi Abe called Dragon Zakura, about a teacher who promises to place a bunch of bad students into a prestigious university. There is also the 2004 series called Someday, where plays a manga author!

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#125 Post by Michael Kerpan » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:45 pm

I will definitely take Gloria in small doses -- OTOH, my wife and I are struggling to resist the urge to binge watch Stranger.

The Korean remake of Dragon Zakura is more interesting than the Japanese original (though Abe was great in this) -- because more characters have greater depth. I managed to snag a DVD set long ago. Someday is pretty good. I think her best TV performances (beside Stranger) are in Beating Hearts and Rosemary (in both of these, interestingly, she is playing the second most important female role).

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