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post #61 of 80 (permalink) Old 2019-03-25, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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The Kindergarten Teacher - Unsatisfied with the banality of her own life and despairing at the lack of attention paid to his budding poetic genius, kindergarten teacher Lisa Spinelli increasingly and disturbingly obsesses over Jimmy, one of her young students.

Comments: The good: Simple, low-key story; a satisfying sense of creepiness / uneasiness throughout; good performance by young Parker Sevak.
The bad: Not enough story to fill ~96 minutes (as evidenced by some throw-away scenes); some weak writing and characters.
The verdict: It could have been a better movie.
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post #62 of 80 (permalink) Old 2019-03-26, 07:25 AM
 
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Just finishing season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It is the best show that I've seen in years, possibly since the early seasons of The West Wing.
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Watching Malcom in the Middle S 4 now.
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: The Super-Collider's trial run - the first step in Kingpin's plan to restore his deceased family to this dimension by pulling them in from a parallel universe - inadvertently pulls in Spideys from a number of other dimensions. The next run threatens to collapse and obliterate the multi-verse. Miles Morales - a "Spider-Man in training" in this dimension - must quickly come to terms with his new-found powers and responsibilities in order to help his Spidey-friends get back to their homes and to destroy the Super-Collider before it destroys all of them.

Comments: This was a highly-imaginative, well-written, visually-impressive, completely-engrossing and thoroughly-enjoyable take on the Spider-Man franchise.
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Bird Box - Five years after the entity has caused most of humanity to destroy itself, Malorie must take Girl and Boy on a desperate and dangerous boat-ride to a sanctuary that may be their only hope for survival.

Comments: The movie was okay, but it could have been improved significantly with:
- a better explanation of the entity (actually, any explanation at all would've been nice);
- less John Malkovich;
- a shorter run-time;
- less improbability; and
- a more-satisfying ending.
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Now You See Me 2 - Magic and Harry Potter.

Comments: I don't know how (magic?) my wife and I managed 40 minutes of it, but it was really uninteresting...which is unfortunate given that the first one was reasonably entertaining.

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Just started watching The Expanse on Amazon Prime. First episode was mostly world building and setting up characters, but it was well done and kept me awake.

Had previously tried the first couple of episodes of Murdoch Mysteries. Felt like CSI 1895. Didn't pass the snooze test. Both my wife and I missed the ending of the first episode and didn't care enough to replay the last few minutes. I stayed awake through the second episode but my wife didn't.
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Arctic - For OvergŚrd, the burden of surviving alone in the Arctic is heavy...but it's lighter and less-complicated than the burden of surviving for two.

Comments: Simple, bleak, effective and impressive. Excellent performance by Mikkelsen.
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I Am Mother - Daughter's trust in and devotion to Mother is tested by the arrival of Woman.

Comments: It started off well and with an interesting premise, but dragged on too long and had a disappointing final act.
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^ I thought quite the opposite (and I'm quite critical of movies). I like how they wrapped it up and the twists (so to speak).
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Finished all three seasons of The Expanse on Amazon Prime. I really enjoyed it. The last season reminded me a bit of 2001, but with more happening.

Now watching the latest season of Designated Survivor on Netflix. It is a Netflix show now, which means that my grandmother would not approve of the language.
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Iíve been watching Dark Shadows the original gothic soap from the 60ís on Prime video and it has totally sucked me in. Iím almost tempted to buy the complete series on DVD if only the price would come down.


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Chernobyl (HBO / Crave): Three episodes in and it is fantastic, especially the companion podcast.
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Recently finished series 6 and 7 of Death in Paradise on Prime. Fun little show, but very by the numbers. I have to admit that I fell asleep during more than one episode. I do enjoy Danny John Jules.

Started Bosch on Prime. I'm very impressed, and not falling asleep for this one.
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Us - The Wilson family's quiet cottage vacation is disrupted by violent doppelgangers who invade their home, take them hostage and act very strangely.

Comments: The movie started off well but once past the first act it became a goofy and incomprehensible mess. Highly disappointing.
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