Ye Olde Netflix Thread

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Postby Grotewold » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:02 am

The Netflix one has tons of original footage of the planning and the festival weekend. The Hulu one has Billy.

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Postby CalvinBall » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:43 am

Houshphandzadeh wrote:if it's a war of attrition these companies are after, I have to admit that the presence of two docs has precluded me from watching either


I think either would be entertaining for you
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Postby swishnicholson » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:21 pm

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Houshphandzadeh wrote:if it's a war of attrition these companies are after, I have to admit that the presence of two docs has precluded me from watching either


I think either would be entertaining for you


The [url=https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/16/movies/fyre-reviews.html]review I was referencing. They liked both, just felt the hulu one was better "in part because it goes farther with the cultural story and in part because the filmmakers have access to what’s missing from the other film: McFarland, who stonewalls and swivels through the tougher questions. The filmmakers reportedly had to pay him to do it. So the bad judgment extends even to the movies about the bad judgment."
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Re: Ye Olde Netflix Thread

Postby CFP » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:03 pm

Watched the Netflix Fyre one last night. From what I remember of the earliest moments of the story two years ago, Ja Rule aggressively denied any sort of involvement. Personally from what I remember he had me believing he barely touched this thing. But from the first 15 minutes you could see how involved he was. Must have a heck of a PR team. Or, I have poor memory.
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Re: Ye Olde Netflix Thread

Postby swishnicholson » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:21 pm

CFP wrote:Watched the Netflix Fyre one last night. From what I remember of the earliest moments of the story two years ago, Ja Rule aggressively denied any sort of involvement. Personally from what I remember he had me believing he barely touched this thing. But from the first 15 minutes you could see how involved he was. Must have a heck of a PR team. Or, I have poor memory.


Nah, I think you're right. From what I've read, McFarland went to great pains to protect after things fell apart. Seems like the kind of guy for whom being close, personal friends with a once famous rapper is worth more than anything, even a few more years in prison.
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Postby Houshphandzadeh » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:59 pm

the netflix one was pretty entertaining and interesting
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Postby gr » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:40 pm

Ja Rule gets the line of the movie in the Netflix version:

"I wouldn't call it fraud, I'd call it ... false advertising."
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Re: Ye Olde Netflix Thread

Postby TomatoPie » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:01 am

I wrote this for a colleague looking for a series to stream.

You've probably seen most of these, but for those who have a gap here or there:


Here are some BBC-on-Netflix TV series picks to fill your TV void. I suggest watching with subtitles on!

1. The IT Crowd. A silly sitcom, but Brits do it better than us Americans, with a stellar cast.

2. Luther. Kind of a fore-runner of the Killing Eve cop drama style.

3. Sherlock. Superb mystery drama with two prime actors - Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

4. Fawlty Towers. The funniest show ever on TV, with no close second. John Cleese. "Don't mention the war."

5. Chewing Gum. 2015 modern comedy about a really dumb immigrant living in public housing and her really dumb friends. Absolutely profane, make sure the kids are in bed. You will know in one episode if this is your cup of tea.

6. The End of the F******* World. Bizarre love/hate/murder/romance. If you liked Maniac, this is even nuttier. Just 8 super short episodes. So dark yet compelling.

7. Extras. Overlooked gem from Rick Gervais; he and his pals are aspiring actors who can only score work as "extras."

https://www.ranker.com/list/best-britis ... -streaming



Also, two gems on HBO:

Family Tree. If you enjoy "Best in Show" style humor, this one stays in that lane. From Christopher Guest. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2340036/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Hello Ladies. Brilliant & overlooked comedy from Stephen Merchant about a Brit trying to make it in L.A.
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Re: Ye Olde Netflix Thread

Postby Houshphandzadeh » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:29 pm

so jokes on me, I did end up watching both, didn't think they were comparable at all though. the Netflix one is really entertaining and focused on the event. the Hulu one is a really boring 'millennials are ruining...' article stretched out past an hour with dimestore psychology
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Postby etched Chaos » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:01 am

Had nothing to do but watch netflix over the hols and really enjoyed Mindhunters. Can't wait for season 2.
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Postby Phred » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:05 am

Houshphandzadeh wrote:so jokes on me, I did end up watching both, didn't think they were comparable at all though. the Netflix one is really entertaining and focused on the event. the Hulu one is a really boring 'millennials are ruining...' article stretched out past an hour with dimestore psychology


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Postby joe table » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:59 am

Several Werner herzog docs on nflix right now

The newer one which is being promoted on the app more is Into the Inferno, which is basically volcano porn but also an exploration of local folks’ mythology around their volcanoes. Extra British volcanologist hinders it a bit with his patronizing tone towards the locals still worth a watch. Herzogs commentary is a well below peak nihilist herzog and more of a self congratulory clip show where he explains other old footage that he’s incorporating. But some of the footage is incredible. 90 mins

The best one I’ve seen is Lessons in Darkness which is footage of post-bombing Persian gulf and him sticking around with redneck contractors who were hired to put out fires in the oil fields. About 60 mins. Herzog is throwing heat on the commentary and the titles of each sub chapter. A younger more energized filmmaker here. Must watch

Lo and Behold about the Internet and it’s origins was interesting but lacked the dynamism/natural splendor of the other 2 so seemed more off brand. Commentary is solid, at one point he tells Elon musk he wants to buy a 1 way ticket to Mars. About 90 mins

Several more I haven’t gotten into yet as well, will report back
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Postby Bucky » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:57 am

gotta watch, loved col. klink
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Re: Ye Olde Netflix Thread

Postby Slowhand » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:52 am

I watched the Fyre Festival doc and will concur that it was very good. I wasn’t expecting to like it that much. Schadenfreude is a funny game.

Watched the Ted Bundy tapes docu series. I’m pretty familiar with his work, so there wasn’t really anything new, but it was interesting. I have no interest in watching the Zac Efron feature film though.
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Postby JUburton » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:09 am

His work D:
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Postby Slowhand » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:04 am

It still boggles my mind that the guy was suspected of multiple murders and was “locked up” in a jail that made the Mayberry Jail look like Alcatraz to escape not once, but twice. The second time leading to gruesome results for at least a half dozen women and girls that we know about for sure.
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Postby azrider » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:18 am

polar... john wick meets spun. probably not everyone's cup of tea, wouldn't have been worth ten bucks and a trip to the theatre, but an entertaining "B" movie to watch at home.
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Re: Ye Olde Netflix Thread

Postby Grotewold » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:20 am

Houshphandzadeh wrote:so jokes on me, I did end up watching both, didn't think they were comparable at all though. the Netflix one is really entertaining and focused on the event. the Hulu one is a really boring 'millennials are ruining...' article stretched out past an hour with dimestore psychology


The one thing I'm still curious about is the food (eg, the famous cheese sandwich). Did the caterer never even make it to the island?
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Re: Ye Olde Netflix Thread

Postby Bucky » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:43 am

Slowhand wrote:It still boggles my mind that the guy was suspected of multiple murders and was “locked up” in a jail that made the Mayberry Jail look like Alcatraz to escape not once, but twice. The second time leading to gruesome results for at least a half dozen women and girls that we know about for sure.


maybe it was the impending anniversary that led to audible suggesting it, but while on vacay I started "The Stranger Next to Me". Talk about weird coincidences. The author (Ann Rule) was a "True Detective" rag writer in the late 60s/early 70s. Volunteered at a suicide prevention hotline place in '71 next to...Ted Bundy. The killing started in WA state and she was signed to do a book on it, all the while being friends with Bundy. It wasn't until like 5 years later that he became suspected.

The reason the book got my interest is because of Bundy's local connections. His mom was from Roxborough, and he lived the first 4 years of his life there. His mom never named the father, so hey, I could be related! And then he came back to live with his grandparents a little later (1969) in Lafayette Hill while doing a semester at Temple.

And the weirdest unsubstantiated thing: a 16 year old girl was abducted in Roxborough in 1959 and found dead in the woods in Lafayette Hill. Written in lipstick on her torso was "TB 101". It's been speculated that bundy may have been visiting his grandparent's at the time and did this, but he was only 13 at the time, and the evidence against the convicted killer Elmo Smith was pretty convincing. But there's a book written by woman I know who's dad was a philly cop and she is of the mind that the cops got this wrong.

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Re: Ye Olde Netflix Thread

Postby swishnicholson » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:49 am

Grotewold wrote:
Houshphandzadeh wrote:so jokes on me, I did end up watching both, didn't think they were comparable at all though. the Netflix one is really entertaining and focused on the event. the Hulu one is a really boring 'millennials are ruining...' article stretched out past an hour with dimestore psychology


The one thing I'm still curious about is the food (eg, the famous cheese sandwich). Did the caterer never even make it to the island?


Yeah, Star Catering (not [Stephen] Starr restaurants as one of the attendees says, though I thought that was funny) was contracted but pulled out like a week beforehand over unpaid bills. They just grabbed whatever they could get to feed people.
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