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Offline Reginald Hudlin

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What are you watching while on lockdown?
« on: March 15, 2020, 11:17:09 pm »
So far I"ve seen:

FULL METAL JACKET

MILES DAVIS:  BIRTH OF THE COOL

HOBBS AND SHAW

RAISING ARIZONA

SPENSER:  CONFIDENTIAL

What about you?

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Re: What are you watching while on lockdown?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 07:06:12 am »
'Full Metal Jacket'  received a lot of unfair criticism; particularly the 2nd act, which was the best part of the movie.

Why?

'Raising Arizona'...  really liked that movie.  :)   Young Nicholas Cage.

Haven't seen both since when they first came out.
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Re: What are you watching while on lockdown?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2020, 09:56:47 am »
I saw a couple of those:

Birth of the Cool
Spenser: Confidential

Also:

Who Killed Malcolm X?
Message From The King
The Last Thing He Wanted (can't recommend either of the last two)
They've Gotta Have Us
Hunters
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Re: What are you watching while on lockdown?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 08:49:55 am »
I just watched ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP, which was okay but not as good as the first one, which was fantastic!

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Re: What are you watching while on lockdown?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 04:28:45 am »
Finished:
Babylon 5: Season 1
Nightflyers
Swamp Thing
Babylon 5: The Gathering (pilot)
Dark Side of the Ring: Chris Benoit & Montreal Screw Job
Star Trek: Picard Season 1
Most of the Short Treks on CBS All Access
The Gifted: Season 1
Sherlock Holmes: Seasons 1 & 2
Doom Patrol: Season 1
Consenting Adults
Dressed to Kill
Morgan
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Robin Hood
American Experience: George W. Bush
Alien 3: Special Edition (also checked out parts of Alien: Resurrection, Alien: Covenant, and most of Prometheus)
Dark Matter Seasons 1-3
Star Wars: Clone Wars Season 7
Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 1


Not too long ago:
Titans Seasons 1 & 2
Superman: Red Son
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Re: What are you watching while on lockdown?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2020, 10:36:11 pm »
Watched the whole season of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, which is a very welcome return to television

AVENUE 5, which was good but lacked the deft touch of VEEP

X MEN:  DARK PHOENIX, which was a sad collapse to the end of the once great X MEN franchise. 

THE HUNT, which was better than I expected


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Re: What are you watching while on lockdown?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2020, 08:05:53 am »
Did a scary movie double feature with my son:

Cloverfield, which holds up incredibly well;

and The Shining, which is also good, but a lot more straightforward then when I saw it when it came out.  The overuse of dissolves between scenes really struck me. But my son dug it.  He totally tuned into the use of tracking and Kubrick's compositional style.

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Re: What are you watching while on lockdown?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2020, 07:55:24 pm »
Using the EPIX free trial to watch:
The Godfather of Harlem
Pennyworth

Both are pretty entertaining. I'm also watching some of the old Spenser episodes on Amazon Prime.
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Re: What are you watching while on lockdown?
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2020, 10:04:23 am »
I'm six episodes into WAR OF THE WORLDS which has too much repetition but I'm still in. 

My son and I followed up on THE SHINING with DOCTOR SLEEP, a decades later sequel that came out last year.  Following Kubrick is an impossible talk, but what's hella cool about it is the black teen girl who is the hero of the story.  Wow!!!

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Re: What are you watching while on lockdown?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2020, 10:37:56 am »
I still go to work so my schedule is pretty much the same. Just no comic store or gym to go to.

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Re: What are you watching while on lockdown?
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2020, 08:11:25 am »
I finished the WAR OF THE WORLDS first season, and looking forward to season two.

My daughter and I watched BIRDS OF PREY and were both disappointed. She was a big Suicide Squad fan, and loves Harley, but not the film. 

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Re: What are you watching while on lockdown?
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2020, 07:16:26 pm »
I feel like I'm enjoying #BlackAF way too much. But there it is.
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Re: What are you watching while on lockdown?
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2020, 01:09:54 pm »
I feel like I'm enjoying #BlackAF way too much. But there it is.

what is the general narrative of the show about?
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Re: What are you watching while on lockdown?
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2020, 04:12:23 pm »
I feel like I'm enjoying #BlackAF way too much. But there it is.

what is the general narrative of the show about?
You would think that would be a straightforward question, wouldn't you?
Here's my take on it:

It's satiric version of Kenya Burris' life-ish. The conceit is that his daughter is filming a project for admission to film school so she has a camera crew. Burris' character is kind of a black Larry David. It's kind of a heavy lift but I'm laughing out loud a lot.
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