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#76 Post by jazzo » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:46 am

Not an original production, but a Netflix license. I’m halfway through Craig Elrods’s MUSTANG ISLAND, and kind-of love it. I’ll try and post more when I finish it, but if you’re in the mood for a throwback to early 90’s indie cinema, this charming little picture, with its Hal Hartley, Bottle Rocket, Party Girl vibe, is a well-spent hour and a half.

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#77 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:44 pm

How is The Joel McHale Show?

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#78 Post by paulm » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:47 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:How is The Joel McHale Show?
It is exactly like The Soup. So if you liked that, then it is great.

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#79 Post by cdnchris » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:54 pm

It fills an empty void left in my life after the departure of The Soup.

So yes, as stated, it's exactly like The Soup, but amazingly I think it has lower production values.

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#80 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:23 pm

I loved The Soup but I feel like one of the attractions I had to the show was that it was on possibly the most vapid, empty cable network ever and I don't feel that way about Netflix.

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#81 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:38 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:How is The Joel McHale Show?
I assume The Great Outdoors got canned. It got pretty bad reviews but the few episodes I saw weren't that terrible (not that they were that good either).

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#82 Post by domino harvey » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:30 pm

Lost in Space, with Parker Posey as Dr Smith (!)

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#84 Post by Luke M » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:10 pm

Anyone watching Ugly Beautiful? David Chang of Momofuku fame travels across the world exploring how different cultures prepare ubiquitous foods and going into their history. There’s episodes about pizza, tacos, fried chicken, and others. I think the Thanksgiving episode was actually my favorite.

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#85 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:44 am

Luke M wrote:Anyone watching Ugly Beautiful? David Chang of Momofuku fame travels across the world exploring how different cultures prepare ubiquitous foods and going into their history. There’s episodes about pizza, tacos, fried chicken, and others. I think the Thanksgiving episode was actually my favorite.
Thought this was enjoyable, but a bit too reliant on the David Chang schtick where he gets angry about rather abstract concepts (“why can’t they charge more for this food?” etc) - the guy has a major chip on his shoulder and it comes out in rather bizarre ways at times. That said, it’s definitely a step forward from the old Bourdain/Zimmern type model that is feeling very stale in recent years.

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#86 Post by domino harvey » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:28 pm

Less than two months after it premiered, Everything Sucks has already been canceled. Not surprised, since this sounded like something I'd like until I watched the trailer and decided, nope, never watching that (same story as Girl Boss)

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#87 Post by ando » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:59 pm

Watched the Nas episode (#2) of the 8 part hip hop doc, Rapture. Not bad. Lin-Miranda finds his way into this one. Skipped the first ep. after the featured rapper (unknown to me) boasted about his generational impact 5 minutes in. The series proportedly covers the current state/influence of hip hop. Have a feeling this'll be a mixed lot.

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#88 Post by domino harvey » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:00 pm

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Ribs wrote:Props to Deadline for doing possibly the only good Journalistic choice they've ever made, with the headline "Netflix Dumps Cannes One Year After Being Dumped By Cannes"
Definitely a "You can't fire me, I quit" response. Also, I wish I lived in a world where the Meyerowitz Stories was one of the biggest films of the year
Is that or Okja on disc at all yet?
Nope, worldwide holdings belong to Netflix

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#89 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:02 pm

Putting out seasons of their original series on disc at least serves as a way to advertise for a subscription to see future seasons. Guessing that the first time there's a sequel on the horizon for a Netflix film (so I guess Bright, maybe a month or two before the sequel comes out?) is the first time we'll see one released on disc.

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#90 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:08 pm

There was one precedent in Series 3 of Black Mirror getting a UK Blu-ray release at the end of last year, so hopefully that might bode well for the future.

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#91 Post by GaryC » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:33 pm

The Crown is out on Blu-ray and DVD, but I don't know if that's Netflix releasing it on disc, or another company putting money into the production in return for the disc-releasing rights.

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#92 Post by Ribs » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:23 pm

GaryC wrote:The Crown is out on Blu-ray and DVD, but I don't know if that's Netflix releasing it on disc, or another company putting money into the production in return for the disc-releasing rights.
colinr0380 wrote:There was one precedent in Series 3 of Black Mirror getting a UK Blu-ray release at the end of last year, so hopefully that might bode well for the future.
There's no precedent whatsoever about any Netflix titles coming to disc. TV programs are different as certain ancillary rights are retained by the production studios. Stranger Things is the only totally Netflix Original program from the bottom-up that's gotten a release. It is exceedingly likely that, unless filmmakers sign some weird contract that mandates a release must come X months after release (which I believe many of these "auteurs" like Baumbach or Cuaron could do), they will never appear until Netflix's library is transferred elsewhere, which will possibly never happen.

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#93 Post by PfR73 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:57 am

I attended a screening of I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore early this year that Austin Film Society was able to arrange with Netflix after the Austin Film Critics Association awarded it 2017 Austin Film Award. Macon Blair did a Q&A, during which he seemed to indicate the film would not be able to ever get a physical release.

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#94 Post by Ribs » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:07 pm

He obviously does not and would not have the cachet for it, though - an Academy Award-winning director like Cuaron might. I have no idea what the deal is with Baumbach's next (he apparently hated their release of Meyerowitz Stories, which was arranged by his producers without getting his go-ahead) but assuming he *is* actually making it for Netflix (which I don't think has actually been confirmed, just rumored) I'd assume he's done whatever he can contractually (at the pre-production stage, which is different then Meyerowitz which was acquired) to get Netflix to release the movie he wans it to.

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#96 Post by Big Ben » Tue May 15, 2018 1:33 pm

Hoo boy I have high hopes for this one.

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#97 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue May 15, 2018 4:23 pm

Yeah, there's not much chance to screw this up given the pedigree of all involved. Plus, as someone who enjoys sports documentaries more than the sports themselves you cannot go wrong with 80's or 90's NBA for a riveting story.

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#99 Post by Lost Highway » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:22 am

Watched Lynn Shelton's Outside In last evening which I liked a lot. Edie Falco deserves some awards recognition for this.

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#100 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:39 pm

S4 of the Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt just released - just six episodes. Still good though, lots of Trump/MeToo refs.

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