NETFLIX: What are you watching?

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  1. SlowCrates

    SlowCrates Well-Known Member

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    The only thing Netflix makes are a dozen alternative promo pictures for every movie or show in their catalog. You know, to create the illusion that they have a huge variety.
     
  2. Juan Gris

    Juan Gris Well-Known Member

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    I don't have time to dig deeper at the moment, but from Wikipedia:

    Funding and distribution
    From the outset, the Coens ruled out traditional film studio funding, seeing an industry shift in how smaller projects are financed. Joel Coen said that Netflix was investing in movies that aren’t based on Marvel Comics or other established action franchises, "which is pretty much the business of the studios now."

    The filmmakers had mixed feelings regarding distribution as The Ballad of Buster Scruggs had only a limited theatrical run before its Netflix streaming debut. The Coens credited home videos with helping establish their own careers and admitted that they themselves succumbed to the temptation to watch movie screeners at home rather than going out to a theater. But the "hours and days and years you spend struggling over details" of a film "is appreciated in a different way on a big screen," Joel Coen said.

    Netflix funding was also the reason composer Carter Burwell conducted his score, with up to 40 musicians, at Abbey Road Studios in London, which, he noted, is ironic given that the film is an American Western. “In this case, Netflix as a distributor is not a signatory to any of the union agreements here. So they wanted to go to London so they wouldn't be involved in that. I mention that because more and more films are being made by companies that aren't signatories.” He said that the issue has festered over the past 20 years to the point where the film score recording business has disappeared from New York with no prospect of being rebuilt.
     
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  3. larrydavid

    larrydavid Well-Known Member

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    netflix gave money, yes. that's not really what I meant.
     
  4. Juan Gris

    Juan Gris Well-Known Member

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    It's what I meant, yes.
     
  5. Juan Gris

    Juan Gris Well-Known Member

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    For the love of God, please tell me I'm not the only one watching the new MST3K The Gauntlet?! It's... pretty nice.
     
  6. Terp

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    Bates Motel.

    Season 4 episode 10 was one of the best hours of television I've ever seen. Do not recommend watching in bed alone at night. :/
     
  8. Juan Gris

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    Bodyguard.

    Watch this and thank me later. I don't normally go out of my way to watch British shows (this originally aired on the BBC earlier this year) but this 6 episode show is phenomenal. In a nutshell, it's about a bodyguard (played by Game of Thrones' Robb Stark) protecting a high level British politician that is in extreme danger. The action sequences are edge of your seat and the fucked up characters are fascinating.
     
  9. robb

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    I was scrolling and saw my name and was reminded that the most famous person with my name was surprisingly slaughtered. Also, the only thing I know about that show is a Men's Health article talking about how ridiculously smooth his shave is in that show.
     
  10. robb

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    Not Netflix but streaming related - anyone watch that Mrs. Maisel show? Is it worth watching?

    I don't know anything about it, but it looks - like aesthetically - good. I also like that actress from House of Cards.
     
  11. Juan Gris

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    His look in Bodyguard puts all men to shame. Just a complete and utter bad ass.
     
  12. Shana

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    It's very good.
     
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  13. larrydavid

    larrydavid Well-Known Member

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    rewatching an idiot abroad.
     
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  14. robb

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    #triggered #inagoodway

    If The Ricky Gervais show - especially XFM - didn't exist, I would probably be fully fluent in current "good" music. Instead, 95% of my driving is listening to Karl, with some music thrown in when I'm just making a quick drive to the store or something.

    "I'M A KP-NUT"
     
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  15. larrydavid

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    i'm on the chichen itza episode of idiot abroad. I forgot how many times karl asks vendors for mexican jumping beans.
     
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    Bird Box was actually a fun movie. People are comparing it to a Quiet Place and I get that, it was even fun with knowledge of a quiet place. Definitely recommend.

    Also we are supposedly getting a Black Mirror Christmas Episode. yay!

    Edit: added BM image
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    bandersnatch is OUT! Can't wait to see all the alt endings. I guess we all can't talk about it until we at least finish through with one outcome.
     
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  18. logosteel

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    Jesus 5 minutes in there are already 2 choices needed to be made.
     
  19. Terp

    Terp Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for heads up!
     
  20. logosteel

    logosteel Well-Known Member

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    This is truly a lot of fun. Really enjoying the interactive experience. I've had to redo already!
     
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