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Michael.Eric.Snyder April 12, 2013 - 11:48pm

It's made you twice as undecided as you probably wanted to be. 

Land it gave me an unwanted contraction. 

Land again with the land?

unbelievable. 

Land no capital U. 

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts April 12, 2013 - 11:51pm

As much as I hate to pay for anything ever, I like tv enough that I can justify keeping Netflix and Hulu around for the high quality video that I can access easily on any of my little devices. No use for low quality streams, but I torrent stuff here or there, like Ghostwriter, which I started to rewatch a few weeks ago. It's a bizarre trip to revisit that show. And did you all remember that that Martial Law was like the most ridiculously racist television ever?

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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 13, 2013 - 12:06am

Has anybody ever watched Archer? Is worth the time? I'm a big assassin/Hitman kind of guy and it looks appealing, but I'm not crazy about cartoons. Except Famy Guy. Fucking love that show. 

Martial Law? Nope, can't say I remember it. I do agree that it's nice to be able to watch shows on any device, but I'm not too keen watching something on my phone. The majority of what I watch is on my laptop, though. 

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Michael.Eric.Snyder April 13, 2013 - 12:16am

I just watched the first episode of Saxondale. I'll be watching more. Love it. 

Makes me wonder at all the bajillion hidden gems out there I've never seen. 

Never seen Archer, unfortunately. 

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks April 13, 2013 - 2:01pm

Honestly, I don't know what to say about Archer. Jon Benjamin does the voice and it's fucking hilarious to hear his voice, ever, but I can't get into the show -- I haven't given it much of a chance, though. Every male who's ever watched the show fucking raves about it, though, it seems.

I regularly use 1channel and projectfreetv, and movieswamp for Family Guy, American Dad! (my favorite), and Cleveland Show, but I can't stand torrenting movies and documentaries. They're either piss-poor versions or my computer can't stream them because it's from the fucking 90s.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts April 14, 2013 - 9:08am

That Saxondale character is seriously one of the best things to ever exist in television form.

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fport from Canada is reading The World Until Yesterday - Jared Diamond April 14, 2013 - 2:11pm

Slow motion Beautiful Mind - Perception, found this from a neuroscientist's blog where he mentioned he was a consultant. It grows on you.

Elementary isn't on the same level of the BBC Sherlock, but there are a lot more of them, set in contemporary New York. Lucy Liu included as the new Dr. Watson.

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day April 14, 2013 - 4:15pm

The Comedy is decent... reminds me of Kids, except it's about aging hipsters instead of kids.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks April 14, 2013 - 10:31pm

I feel like every comedy is about hipsters now. Hipster has become such an all-encompassing term that it means everything and nothing.

Also, I think Party Down is on Netflix; if not, it's on Xfinity and AT&T On Demand. It's a pretty funny show about failed actors working at a catering company. I'm not a huge comedy fan, but most people on this thread seem to lean that way, and my boyfriend (obsessed with comedy) loves it.

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Michael.Eric.Snyder April 17, 2013 - 5:10pm

So I finally decided to watch Oldboy. And was mortified to discover the only streaming option is dubbed in english. 

Are you kidding me?

So now I have to order the DVD for the original Korean. 

Unbelievable. 

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts April 18, 2013 - 1:10pm

MES, have you watched CHASER? Watch CHASER. Also, don't think it's on Netflix, but MEMORIES OF MURDER was like the best crime movie I'd seen in forever when I first watched that. That was like the first movie I watched from Korea since Korean Cinema has become awesome.

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Michael.Eric.Snyder April 18, 2013 - 5:21pm

@renfield, The Chaser is already in my queue. And  Murder is now in my DVD queue. I'll be sure to watch them both. I remember when I used to think that getting videos in the mail was really cool. Of course, I remember thinking that going to the video store was really cool.

Now, I just want all of my movies when I press the right buttons. 

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Michael.Eric.Snyder May 16, 2013 - 10:15pm

Finally watched Oldboy.

Surreal. Surprising. Exhausting. Exhilarating. Tragic. Lyrical. Brutal. Superb.

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Michael Hodges from Chicago is reading Oryx and Crake May 18, 2013 - 5:00pm

Monsters was excellent. So was Troll Hunter.

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Steven Barritz from Long Island is reading Etgar Keret and Robert Sheckley May 24, 2013 - 5:59pm

Old favorites

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Martyrs
  • Bug

Movies I'm waiting for.  I see that two movies are already mentioned in this thread.

  • Stoker (from director of Oldboy)
  • Seven Psychopaths (I'm a huge fan of his play The Pillowman)

I didn't see anyone mention Upstream Color (from the writer/director of Primer).  Or Andres Muschietti's Mama.  

Oh, and there's Lake Mungo, that's worth mentioning.  I'll quote Caitlín R. Kiernan about that one:

I'm fairly certain Lake Mungo is the best "mockumentary" (I fucking loathe that "word") since Myrick and Sánchez' superb The Blair Witch Project in (1999). Lake Mungo is quiet, eerie in all the right ways, and deeply disconcerting. In the end, it's what all "ghost" stories should be – it's sad. Set in Australia, it's sort of like Peter Weir did a ghost story back in the 1970s. You should see it.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. May 28, 2013 - 8:58am

Arrested Development season 4.  That was my sunday.  Oh hell yeah.  

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts May 28, 2013 - 12:02pm

If you're a fan like me of hammy cop drama adaptations, that LONGMIRE is a pretty keen show and a recent Netflix addition. It tries to be hip by strictly employing camera operators plagued with coffee jitters, but then it does have Starbuck from BSG as well as Ritchie Valens in it.

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff May 28, 2013 - 8:04pm

The season premiere of Longmire was pretty decent. I think I'm gonna check out the first season now. 

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G. X. Bradbury from Corvallis, OR is reading The Modern School Movement: Anarchism and Education in the United States, by Paul Arvich June 6, 2013 - 4:43pm

I just finished watching Lars and the Real Girl. Absolutely brilliant.

 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 7, 2013 - 5:09am

Archer is great, IF you're a comic book or sci-fi fan who enjoys/gets the puns and twisted archetypes they are doing.

Does anyone here have Amazon Prime and use it for the included instant videoes? I'm on the free trial, and so far it is rocking way harder then Netflix (which I also currently have had on and for about 3 or 4 years now) or Hulu (which I hated and ditched after a few days). The selection is much smaller, but it is stuff I want to watch.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer June 7, 2013 - 8:00am

I do. There didn't used to be much difference, but lately I've noticed better stuff on Amazon.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 7, 2013 - 9:22am

What you into on there?

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff June 9, 2013 - 11:13am

Watched SAFE with Jason Statham. It was actually pretty good. It starts out with kind of a noir vibe but ends up being another Jason Statham action movie. Got some cool fight scenes though.

 

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts June 9, 2013 - 11:23am

That PARKER movie I think was the worst thing I've seen in years, even considering it's a Jason Statham/Ballbag Chiklis flick.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts June 10, 2013 - 6:03am

Not on Netflix but still, anyone see that DA VINCIS DEMONS yet? Just caught the first episode. David S. Goyer's Baroque chiaroscuro sensibilities, Starz' particular brand of psychosexual pulp, and a Disneyesque divorce from historical accuracy. The CGI basically looks ripped from ASSASSINS CREED. I think I like it.

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G. X. Bradbury from Corvallis, OR is reading The Modern School Movement: Anarchism and Education in the United States, by Paul Arvich June 10, 2013 - 8:10am

I second, Archer. Dwayne is almost right. It isn't great, it's friggin' fantastic.

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Tyler Runde from Teutopolis, IL. is reading Unnatural Creatures June 24, 2013 - 3:37pm

I've found that I never seem to get tired of watching Indie Game: The Movie over and over again. It does a fantastic job, in my opinion, of showing the creative process it truly like. The anger and frustration over things like people failing to understand your work or being mistreated by the corporate bigwigs. The weird emotions we all sometimes experience when, after working so hard and so long, we finally send something out into the world. And especially the grueling amount effort it takes to create something out of nothing.

I wish their were more films like it because it seems like any portrayal of the creative process, regardless of the medium (books, movies, etc.) romanticize the act and gloss over many of the important parts. Like all you have to do is sit down for the length of a jumpcut and you have your finished product. Then it's only another jumpcut until your product is out in the world and people are talking about it and all you need to do is sit back and reap the rewards.

So I recommend Indie Game: The Movie even if you aren't into video games.

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Dean Blake from Australia is reading generationend.com June 26, 2013 - 2:31pm

Awesome tips guys! Next on my list is The Big Lebowski, especially since I saw this video on YouTube about this guy starting a "Dudeism" religion.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts July 31, 2013 - 2:13pm

I'm sorry I didn't start watching it until this year, but I'm pretty sure that all that time I spent in my teenage years listening to satanic heavy metal and reading alchemical grimoires was all in preparation to make SUPERNATURAL my favorite show ever.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin August 1, 2013 - 2:50am

Indie Game: The Movie is great. King of Kong is pretty cool too.

Just watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ~ ahh lovely. Great narrative. Love how fractured and blurred it sometimes feels. Kind of beautiful.

ALSO: Final episodes of Breaking Bad soon. Can't wait. Can't wait. Can't wait.

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Fugue from City of Wind is reading Invitation to a Beheading by Nabokov. September 10, 2013 - 2:04pm

Just recently got a wii, and now I have Netflix on it. Bunch of stuff on the queue already, but I started with the Netflix exclusive horror series Hemlock Grove. 3 episodes in and I'm pretty much hooked. It's better than I expected, for sure. Executive produced and pilot directed by Eli Roth from Hostel/Cabin Fever fame.

Other than that I was hoping to get into Dr. Who because I've never watched it and heard good things. Should I start with the classics or just move on to the newer version?

Sidenote: Is Hulu even worth my time/money?

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts September 10, 2013 - 2:14pm

Hulu is okay if you like trashy tv, episodes going up the next day for a lot of network stuff, plus a buttload of Criterion flicks.

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Fugue from City of Wind is reading Invitation to a Beheading by Nabokov. September 10, 2013 - 4:14pm

Ahh, then I may just get it. Not for the trashy tv, but for the Criterion. I was a little underwhelmed by the lack of Criterion, if any at all that was on Netflix. In general I wish there was way more to choose from on it. They have Child's Play 2 and Bride of Chucky, but no Child's Play 1? Wtf is that shit?

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts September 10, 2013 - 4:39pm

Yeah. They're like that with a lot of things, especially the horror selection, which is one of my biggest gripes with their streaming.

Speaking of Hulu, I'm just watching MISFITS now for the first time on there. Which is an okay show, yeah, except for the character whose 'super power' is getting raped I guess?

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Fugue from City of Wind is reading Invitation to a Beheading by Nabokov. September 10, 2013 - 5:00pm

How often do they change their selections for the streaming?  I was really looking forward to the horror section specifically, but then I see they put some of the sci-fi in with the horror, and vice-versa. Kinda lame, but hey, it's 8 bucks a month. I don't understand why a company can't just have a streaming service that has a database of every movie ever made. Seems like a good idea to me.

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day December 12, 2013 - 10:56pm

GI Joe: A real American Hero season 1 eps 46-47. Anyone who liked that show as a kid but has been hesitant to go back to it should watch those two

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies December 13, 2013 - 6:28am

Watching Enter the Void here and there when i have the time and it's great so far. Nothing like what i was expecting.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland May 11, 2015 - 1:37pm

Anyone seen Black Mirror? Holy crap. It's an anthology series kind of like Twilight Zone I guess. I never really saw that much but it's creepy and twisted and sci-fi, and dystopian and brilliant. Just watched the first two episodes. It's crazy. But in a very good way. But the first two especially one is hard to stomach. 2 also. But I can't stop watching. Anyone seen it? what's yall's favorite episodes.

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Tucson from Belgium is reading Late Essays - J.M. Coetzee May 12, 2015 - 1:28am

I've seen it. I like the memory one very much. And the one where the prime minister has to copulate with a pig.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland May 12, 2015 - 9:21am

I've now watched all except the christmas special. I think my top two are 15 million Credits and the Memory one as well. But they were all pretty entertaining.

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Chacron from England, South Coast is reading Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb May 13, 2015 - 12:48pm

After noticing an article on here about it (which I didn't read for the spoilers) I started watching Daredevil. Pretty cool so far.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland May 13, 2015 - 12:51pm

Chacron, Yeah, I dig Daredevil. Very cool.

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies May 14, 2015 - 5:53am

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is on Netflix now. Pretty awesome Iranian vampire movie. She just kind of glides around on a skateboard and fucks around with this junkie's family for the whole movie. And there's a cat who I think she astrally projects into or something, I may need to watch it again.

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics May 14, 2015 - 6:19am

Everything Ken Burns makes makes me happy - and a lot of his stuff is on Netflix. I'm currently in the middle of his series about jazz. Stellar. There's also this hypnotic and educational series about the history of film done by some European guy. Also stellar.

For just entertainment and great drama, I recommend the new AMC series, Halt and Catch Fire. The first season is on Netflix, and the second starts back on AMC at the end of the month. VERY worth catching.

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs May 18, 2015 - 9:55pm

This documentary was great. A lot of fun.

 

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MyDarling May 31, 2015 - 12:31pm

The  Borgias. 

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Max from Texas is reading goosebumps May 31, 2015 - 10:07pm

If you dig werewolf movies, Late Phases was recently added to Netflix stream and it's a whole lot of fun.

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Sheri Attani Ro... from San Jose, CA is reading The Blindfold by Siri Hustvedt May 22, 2016 - 5:25pm

"Sherlock" is fun. I like the first and third episodes from each season best. Moriarty is great. The seasons are kinda weird though.

I know that projectfreetv closed but someone seems to have brought it back properly, not one of those obvious fakeries, but there aren't any films anymore and I can't enlarge the viewer.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal May 22, 2016 - 9:51pm

Oh, thanks for bringing this one back up. (^I, too, liked the 1st and 3rd the best).

I just discovered Archer. Damn is that show funny to the likes of me.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 7, 2016 - 12:46pm

Luther