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  • #46
    Lost was my favorite tv show, and I’m not sure there will be anything to replace it for me, but I’ve managed to have some fun with other stuff since then. That said, most of it is more anime than standard tv here. Grew up with Sailor Moon so that might have some influence on my tastes.

    Paranoia Agent seemed similar to Lost at the time when I first saw it. Even rewatching it now, I’ve discerned some new things and found new ways to look at it. It’s only within the past few months I decided to look into Satoshi Kon’s other works. Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika; all good in their own ways.

    The Shape of Voice/A Silent Voice was another good film, as was Spirited Away. Not anime, but still foreign, If Cats Disappeared from the World is probably my favorite movie, simple as it is. Paris, Texas is a bit more conventional but I’d likely place it second.

    Stuff like Inuyasha or Dragon Ball Z used to interest me, but not so much now. In more recent years, there’s been Berserk, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Ghost Stories, Excel Saga. Maybe I’ll try One Piece now that a friend in China has told me she’s been watching it.

    Lastly there’s some cartoons from my childhood that I liked. Spongebob was one, but I think one that will remain timelessly entertaining to me was Ed, Edd n Eddy.

    EDIT: Not sure how I could forget Twin Peaks. Only started watching it years after I played Deadly Premonition, and I feel that probably had an effect on how I viewed the Return, compared to those who actually waited 25+ years. I can understand a lot of the issues, but I personally enjoyed how it ended.
    Last edited by CrimsonTiger; 23rd April 2019, 03:06 PM.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by CrimsonTiger View Post
      Lost was my favorite tv show, and I’m not sure there will be anything to replace it for me, but I’ve managed to have some fun with other stuff since then.
      Woo! Welcome to the club, myself and b-coli used to discuss that show a lot when it was airing. It's still my favourite show of all time, I don't think it's the best show of all time, but definitely my favourite.

      The Leftovers is another great show by Damon Lindelof, not sure if you watched it, but it's really good and has a lot of mystery and interesting characters like Lost did.
      - Formerly known as FlyingIrishMan

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      • #48
        I saw Endgame last night, absolutely brilliant

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Billy View Post

          Woo! Welcome to the club, myself and b-coli used to discuss that show a lot when it was airing. It's still my favourite show of all time, I don't think it's the best show of all time, but definitely my favourite.

          The Leftovers is another great show by Damon Lindelof, not sure if you watched it, but it's really good and has a lot of mystery and interesting characters like Lost did.
          how do you know what show was Tigers favorite? i didn't see Community mentioned at alland how did you get that tiny icon of my sackboy?

          man i miss community, some other shows that made me giggle are, Other Space, Sirens, The Tick (all three versions), Superstore. as for anime, Cowboy Bebop, Trgun, Dual, Neon Genesis Evangelion, FLCL, Kite, Photon the Idiot Adventures, Key the Metal Idol, Outlaw Star...

          on twitter @b_coli_ LBP related, or @TheMindOfColi everything else!

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          • #50
            Still waiting a while until we can discuss Endgame...

            meanwhile this is an interesting series for those interested in creativity, the processes involved...some great ideas in case your up against a block

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            • #51
              Most two recent movies I saw were Bohemian Rhapsody and Detective Pikachu.

              Had meant to go see the former as a sort of early birthday thing to myself. Kind of strange, having been born just a few days before Freddie Mercury passed away. Glad to have the parents that I do or else I might have never listened to anyone that was around before my time. Even so, there’s a lot I realize I didn’t know about Queen, and even then it seems difficult to parse truth from fiction here. I thoroughly enjoyed it, though it’s harder to judge something when it concerns placing artistic vision before historical accuracy. As an aside, I think it also felt a bit more relatable now than when I’d asked my coworker whether she wanted to go, not having realized she’s taken...or not, or maybe, don’t really care but it’s difficult to give much time to people you find are dishonest. Don’t want to spoil much, just think I might not have got as much out of fiction Freddie’s turmoil months ago.

              Detective Pikachu wasn’t so depressing or melancholy. In fact, it was a pleasant surprise. Perhaps my expectations were tempered a bit after reading and watching several so so reviews, but I’m feeling I don’t agree with most. The only major nitpick I have is that two of the leads aren’t as good as much of the rest of the cast, but then it seems Ryan Reynolds has gotten pretty great at what he does compared to some fresh faces.

              As someone who hasn’t really kept up with the series as a whole since gen 2, I might have a bit of a bias since a lot of this is nostalgic, but there are some of the newer ones about. Still trying to avoid spoilers, but perhaps one part that helped in particular was having only really liked the first movie and dropping off after the third or fourth, never mind the whole orange islands thing in the show.

              Not sure what I’ll watch next. My friend in China has been after me to see something called Bahu Bali??? all I know is apparently it’s an Indian film. There were some previews I saw recently, one for Aladdin which I just can’t seem to bring myself to like any of the casting choice, but Lion King looks like it will be good. I’ve forgotten they’ve remade Tarzan but I’m afraid to see that, since it was probably my favorite Disney movie.

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              • #52
                so i started watching a new show to me.. maybe not to you over on the other side of the pond(since its British) but its called A Touch Of Cloth.
                to anyone in the US that has no clue what that is... think the Naked Gun or Police Squad, but British
                it was on a suggestion from Spaff, and he was spot on with the description
                its on Amazon Prime if anyone is interested.

                on twitter @b_coli_ LBP related, or @TheMindOfColi everything else!

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                • #53
                  If you're a fan of Superhero films /Tv I thoroughly recommend the new series on Amazon Prime called boys.
                  It's a very dark take on the genre, very violent, funny, great scripting and clever twists. A remarkable change of pace and style compared to those insipid TV series such Agents of Shield etc
                  here's the ratings and reviews from IMDB ---> https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190634...ws?ref_=tt_urv

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                  • #54
                    I love superhero movies. But also different tv shows (community, big bang theory, friends and others)

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                    • #55
                      Just Binge watched the entire second series of Mindhunter.
                      I thoroughly recommend both seasons if you haven't caught it yet

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                      • #56
                        It's an interesting information.

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                        • #57
                          I've been on a bit of Cinema spree recently...seen some fun films

                          The Gentlemen by Director Guy Ritchie may be his best film yet, very enjoyable.

                          JoJo Rabbit by Taika Waititi was very moving, for me Scarlett Johansson's best performance yet...It is quite an intimate story that might actually benefit from being seen at home on a smaller screen.

                          Terminator: Dark Fate a sequel to Terminator 2 but little clunky for me

                          Birds of Prey...great fun, Margot Robbie steals the show but a great cast and much better than Suicide Squad


                          next up The LightHouse arty madness and The parasite which i have avoided all spoilers for, should be good given the awards it has received

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                          • #58
                            I keep seeing stuff about JoJo Rabbit and I can't wait to see that one! The Irishman is another one I really want to watch.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Xerorogue View Post
                              I keep seeing stuff about JoJo Rabbit and I can't wait to see that one! The Irishman is another one I really want to watch.
                              I'd be interested on your take when you get to see The Irishman...I saw it and my opinion seems at odds with a lot of reviews.

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                              • #60
                                Seen quite a few movies since my last post here. Don’t think I can remember them all but I’ll try. :P

                                One that definitely stood out was Joker. That one was pretty great, probably more so for someone like me who doesn’t care as much for full on superhero stuff. I liked Dark Knight well enough but found myself more interested in exploring a more in depth take on the character.

                                Pokemon: the power of us...don’t recall why I even bothered, probably because I was confused and got it mixed up with one with a similar title? Both have to do with Lugia but beyond that, I feel like a lot of these films lost their cool factor a long time ago. Detective Pikachu was definitely much better. I guess I will say at the very least I like this more recent trope of losers not being very good at pokemon being main characters. :P And I think I did particularly enjoy this middle aged guy more than the protag in DP.

                                Sonic movie in retrospect felt like a lot of fluff and setup for sequels but overall was better than expected. Thing is it would have surely been a disaster had they not changed the design. I like Jim Carrey but I’m not sure I like his take on Eggman, but then I’m coming from a point of view as someone who mostly grew up with the Adventure games, while there have been many different iterations. There are some points where it feels like he’s pretty close. Maybe a scene like my favorite of his in SA2(where he successfully tricks Sonic and Tails on the Ark) is just going to happen later on.

                                Don’t recall if I only just watched much of Satoshi Kon’s movies this last year, but I guess I’ll mention them. Mostly good stuff, if a bit simple compared to Paranoia Agent. Paprica was definitely the weirdest, but I think I enjoyed Perfect Blue the most. Tokyo Godfathers was great as well. Millennium Actress was kind of hard to follow at some points.

                                Speaking of, I finally saw Grave of the Fireflies after hearing so much about it. Definitely a sad film but reading some takes on it I feel people get some details wrong. Admittedly I don’t know a lot about how exactly things were myself but my understanding was that it was tough for everyone and that a boy as young as he was had a lot of pressure on him, as did his family, and neither were evil for their actions, just the effects of war that no one considered after deciding to obliterate them.

                                Saw the original Ghost in the Shell. Had remembered watching some brief moments of Stand Alone Complex some years ago but didn’t really take much in other than that there were robots. Seeing this, well, it was entertaining, and maybe I just need to rewatch it to get everything, but it didn’t feel as amazing as I was led to believe. Not sure if I should watch the live action one.

                                Watched the first of the three Berserk movies, just to see how it compares to the anime...and found it to just be the scenes I’d already seen in playing the Berserk musou game. :P Berserk is good anyway, but I’m wondering if it’s now just not for me since I enjoyed a lot of the build up compared to a lot of what happens later. I guess I just don’t care for many of the newer characters and I just really liked the dynamics between Guts, Griffith, and Casca.

                                Watched all of DBZ Abridged after hearing it pretty much ended. Had never seen any of it but knew about some of the jokes already. Pretty good, I think it really peaked during Namek, and there was some clever stuff after but it almost kind of just became a dub and I can see why they felt like ending it. I thought it was much more raw early on and liked that they were more creative in editing some of the scenes. If I want a 1:1 recreation, I have the new Kakarot game :P

                                Frozen 2 with my niece...kinda meh. I guess at least I could say it was a very different film and not just a retread, and not straight to dvd quality either. I’m surprised how scary some of it is for being a kids movie but maybe that’s just my own fear of deep dark ocean depths and stormy seas. :P

                                Doctor Sleep was pretty good, for not having read it or the Shining and only having seen the Kubrick film. However, I feel like the cinematography almost leans too much on that one at times and is otherwise a very vanilla feeling film. And this is probably more just a problem with Kong’s writing, but I enjoyed it more as a vague concept rather than a tangible thing, then I suppose that’s not unlike other concepts like the Force or whatever was in the Matrix. Best parts were in exploring Danny and his relationship to his father.

                                I think that’s about it for now. Not sure I have any particular plans for future stuff yet. Exciting to hear Castlevania is getting a third season at least. Maybe I’ll try the live action Jojo movie, I think based off of part 4?

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