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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks February 1, 2013 - 12:50pm

Wow, I can't believe I never mentioned S&Man. It's my favorite movie, period, and has a great documentary feel to it. It's scary in a human way, insightful, and made me cry a few times.

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff February 1, 2013 - 8:38pm

Ah, man. I wish Seven Psychopaths was streaming. Really want to see that

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts February 1, 2013 - 11:32pm

I'm thinking about getting the DVD service, and smashing the discs with a hammer before sending them back every time. Or possibly just renting blu rays and sending back laser disc copies of the same films in their stead.

 

Did we mention that SEXY BEAST, suggested viewing for Cleg Crevenger's course, is streaming now?

Watched that Survivorman Les Stroud's other show BEYOND SURVIVAL. That was a good docu series on the vanishing ethnosphere.

I just noticed that they have SAXONDALE up there too. I can't think that anyone here wouldn't like that show, it's hilarious.

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series February 2, 2013 - 7:47pm

I'm actually just about to sign up for netflix, mostly to watch Red Dwarf. Really fucking excited.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks February 2, 2013 - 10:45pm

Check out Cropsey and My Brother's Keeper if you like documentaries. I think I mentioned them in the first post, though. I'm too much of a docu fanatic.

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Linda from Sweden is reading Fearful Symmetries February 3, 2013 - 3:55am

I loved Seven Psychopaths, if not quite as much as In Bruges.  

 

It keeps getting worse, and still I can't stop watching Spartacus. I thoroughly enjoyed Blood and Sand and Gods of the Arena but the following seasons have been degraded by more than the loss of Andy Whitfield and (the fictional loss of) John Hannah. 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. February 3, 2013 - 10:05am

I like Xena's boobies.

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Linda from Sweden is reading Fearful Symmetries February 3, 2013 - 11:40am

I suppose the 2nd season wasn't as much of a downer for you then.

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big_old_dave from Watford, about 20 miles outside London, Uk February 5, 2013 - 10:22am

Drive,

It's all killer no filler.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts February 16, 2013 - 4:41am

I had to sit through that AMERICAN HORROR STORY first season. Man, what a stupid show. Or, insipid? An insipid show, complex in its own unintelligible vacuity. Obtuse, obfuscated. Great theme song.

I'm addicted to that show SUPERNATURAL. Been pouring salt all over the house, around doorways, which is incredibly annoying. Also, why does all of America look exactly like Vancouver, Canada?

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Linda from Sweden is reading Fearful Symmetries February 16, 2013 - 6:04am

^The opening credits is pretty much the only disturbing aspect of AHS. I liked the second season better though, still not much in the way of horror but quirkier and with more storylines running at once.

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JC Piech from England is reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest February 16, 2013 - 1:24pm

There's an excellent (in my opinion) German film on Netflix at the moment called The Wave (Die Welle). It's based on a novel which was based on a real life experiment done in the US in the 60s, about how easily fascism can gain strength. I highly recommend it. There's also The Baader Mienhof Complex, and The Lives of Others, two more great German films.

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff February 16, 2013 - 1:29pm

Me and the wife finished Prison Break this past week. All four seasons straight through. It's not perfect by any means but we were really into the characters and story. I'm depressed now that it's over. Need something new to obsess about now.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland February 16, 2013 - 1:32pm

I used to watch prison break back when it was on television. It was a decent enough story with pretty good acting and some nice plot points but It did get kind of rediculous after a while.

I mean like they ran out of shit so they brought back a dead character, Totally cheated on that one. It kind of turned me off to it but I watched it to the end anyway.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like February 16, 2013 - 11:00pm

Someone informed me Hulu has the Criterion Collection streaming for free all weekend. Hit it up!

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland February 16, 2013 - 11:05pm

Oh snap. I've been meaning to watch some awesome Japanese films. Last time I had Hulu my computer died and I had to buy a brand new shitty computer. I'm afraid my machines are not imune to Hulu.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like February 16, 2013 - 11:17pm

Is Hulu dirty like that? It's just stream site. No install. I don't know what you mean by "last time I had Hulu."

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like February 16, 2013 - 11:42pm

All the ads are in Spanish because I'm watching Cronos.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts February 16, 2013 - 11:43pm

You need a quadcore really for Hulu to work good.

Definitely watch Paul Schrader's MISHIMA. There's no way to describe it other than "fucking beautiful." My other Criterion go-tos would be MY DINNER WITH ANDRE and MAN BITES DOG. For jap movies SWORD OF DOOM has the best samurai villain ever, I've been in love with the ZATOICHI series forever.

I need to do an A-Z of the Criterion movies some day. Really need to watch THE TIN DRUM. Wish they would put BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ up on Hulu.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like February 16, 2013 - 11:46pm

I thought about Mishima, but I went for something under 2hrs. Mabye tomorrow.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts February 16, 2013 - 11:51pm

Yeah it's slow, and I think the version on there is a different edit than the old dvd I'd seen it on. Music by Philip Glass and all that. I haven't seen to many other Paul Schrader directed movies (waiting to read the book of AFFLICTION before the movie I think) but MISHIMA is very Peter Greenaway-esque.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like February 16, 2013 - 11:55pm

What's the scoop on Berlin Al____? Have you read it?

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts February 17, 2013 - 12:10am

Haven't read it, just've heard of the film for so many years as being Rainer Werner Fassbinder's magnum opus and it being like the longest film ever before they cut it into a miniseries. The Criterion DVD's been like $150 since it came out, so still have never seen it. I loved all that New German Cinema stuff when I was a teen and stoned all the time, Wim Wenders especially.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts February 17, 2013 - 9:44am

[not on Netflix but whatever]

I'm loving that show GIRLS. It's like HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER for superficial people. The worse part about it is not the Obviously Regretfully Tacked-On Token Black Guy (oh, you think the black republican isn't a trope?), it's Chris O'Dowd's American accent, which, tonally, should more correctly be described as a pidgin. I'm a couple episodes behind but I'm waiting for the episode where they reveal the character's been faking the accent the whole time.

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff March 3, 2013 - 12:41pm

I just noticed Breaking Bad season 4 is on netflix streaming now. I never saw that 'new episodes' banner they usuaully put on stuff when new seasons appear so I'm not sure how long it's been there. But awesome. Catching up on season 3 now.

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Michael.Eric.Snyder March 3, 2013 - 12:59pm

Park Chan-wook

I just watched Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, the first in a trilogy of standalone films he has completed. I very much enjoyed it, and I can't wait to check out the rest of his filmography. Kind of a Korean Tarantino. His images are startling.

Coincidentally, he's just released a much more mainstream film, Stoker, which stars among others Nicole Kidman. Initially, the reviews for Stoker appear somewhat less positive, but not so much that I won't check it out. 

Also, I recently watched one of the worst films I've ever seen -- a horror flick called The Woman. So bad I couldn't stop watching. 

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Michael.Eric.Snyder March 3, 2013 - 1:01pm

Duplicate Post.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts March 3, 2013 - 1:27pm

That Stoker I believe is written by that guy with the ridiculous name from Prison Break, Wentworth Miller. It was on the Black List of best scripts in hollywood a couple years ago. I've never seen a film on the Black List turn out a good movie though.

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Michael.Eric.Snyder March 3, 2013 - 6:46pm

So I just googled Black List Scripts. Didn't know that existed. I'll have to see if I recognize any of the movies.

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Alex Kane from west-central Illinois is reading Dark Orbit March 6, 2013 - 9:20am

Those bastards took off From Dusk Till Dawn. Netflix is useless now.

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Ian from Texas is reading Low Down Death Right Easy by J. David Osborne March 7, 2013 - 4:02pm

@Michael - If you thought Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance was good, wait until you see Oldboy. Also, make sure you watch Thirst also by Chan-Wook. Stoker is getting so-so reviews, but I still plan to see it.

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Michael.Eric.Snyder March 7, 2013 - 6:41pm

Ian, I've got Oldboy queued up and ready to go. Can't wait to see all of his films. I love discovering new directors and watching as much of their work as I can. 

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Michael.Eric.Snyder March 7, 2013 - 6:43pm

Dupe

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Michael.Eric.Snyder March 7, 2013 - 6:44pm

Dupe

 

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dattamante from New Jersey is reading The Shining by Stephen King March 22, 2013 - 3:54pm

Black Books was a good series on streaming

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff April 8, 2013 - 5:44pm

FRINGE is on streaming now. Watched the first episode. Looks like it's going to be an interesting series. And if there are any nerds like me Justice League and Justice League Unlimited are also on there. I really liked those shows when they were on.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks April 9, 2013 - 3:12am

Rupaul's Drag Race seasons two and three are on Netflix. I got my (heteroerotic) boyfriend and his (heteroerotic) best friend addicted to the show.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts April 9, 2013 - 3:54am

Agree with both of the above posts. Also, Regular Show. It's hilarious.

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Michael.Eric.Snyder April 12, 2013 - 10:23pm

The Snowtown Murders

A very well done slow burning serial killer biopic. Requires patience, and a strong stomach not so much for gore but for the realism and some quite taboo subject matter. 

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks April 12, 2013 - 11:06pm

Fuck, I let my subscription lapse because I felt like I had run the gamut of all the good documentaries and shit, and now Michael is making me regret that.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest April 12, 2013 - 11:09pm

I use TvMuse. Pop-ups are a pain in the ass but it's free and all the television shows are on there. After 10 years, I'm getting into Two and a half Men. Can't stop watching it. 

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Michael.Eric.Snyder April 12, 2013 - 11:10pm

Well that sucks. :)

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Michael.Eric.Snyder April 12, 2013 - 11:13pm

But the big question Moon, are you WINNING? If so, I'll add them to my to watch list. 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest April 12, 2013 - 11:15pm

Not really. But sometimes the pop-ups get my tiger blood boiling. Actually, they're not all that bad. Just hit the X button and they go away. 

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Michael.Eric.Snyder April 12, 2013 - 11:18pm

That's what that Burton's for. 

We need to have a thread strictly devoted to uncorrected autocompletes. 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest April 12, 2013 - 11:28pm

Burton's?

uncorrected autocorrects?

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Michael.Eric.Snyder April 12, 2013 - 11:31pm

Yes. Burton's was supposed tone button. 

Land tone was supposed to be to be. 

Land land was supposed to be and. 

Land again. 

Land again. 

You see?

It's practically found poetry. 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest April 12, 2013 - 11:34pm

Oh. I thought maybe Burton's maybe meant bourbon in which I would've referred you to the new workshop thread. 

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Michael.Eric.Snyder April 12, 2013 - 11:38pm

LOL 

i saw that thread and decided I couldn't participate for fear of not being constructive. 

Did you just see how autocorrect insisted on a lower case I? Unfathomable. 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest April 12, 2013 - 11:45pm

Did you see that it let me use 'maybe' twice?