Films and TV - What are you watching?

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  1. sanctum -member- -member-

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    Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 10:04 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Well maybe I will then!

    ...actually, what is it about?

    flowersofnight wrote:
    I'm... not really sure what it is about and I only have a few episodes left, so far it just seems to be the story of one dude's journey to becoming overpowered, I'm enjoying it overall, it is a bit harem-y but some of the characters are just so darn cute and I quite like the art style and I don't usually like anime.

    Give it a try, maybe the odd combination will be like sugar and spice for you.

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    Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 12:17 pm

    CrystalAmmunition wrote:
    The general gist is that the protagonist, Oscar de Jarjayes, is a woman who was raised and lives as a man in 18th-century France, and becomes a bodyguard to Marie-Antoinette. She winds up participating in most of the historical events and interpersonal drama of Louis XVI's reign and downfall. It's actually reasonably historically accurate other than the original characters that were added.

    Also: I put in "Is It Wrong To etc etc" into Google Images and I am far from reassured that this isn't some harem thing XD :|
     
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    Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 4:01 am

    I'll check it out then. Admittedly I don't know much about that era so hopefully I'll be able to glean some knowledge!

    I'm just about to start the final episode of 'Is it Wrong...', I still recommend that you give it a watch, I can imagine it being popular with the harem crowd due to the overabundance of girls who are interested in the main character, but I wouldn't really place it in the genre.

    Plus, Liliruca is just too darn cute with her backpack.
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    Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 11:01 pm

    I watched some of the dungeon show back when it was airing and I found it pretty boring. I think it just got a lot of hype because of the boob-string meme.
    That said, it's not nearly as lewd as fan art would lead one to believe at least up to the point I watched. Skimpy outfits and casual nudity are about as far as it goes.

    Rose of Versailles is great though. I'm not a history buff but I still found it really interesting.
     
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    Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 12:31 am

    All right, well I watched the first few episodes of "Is It Wrong", and it juuuuuuust managed to avoid getting filed in the sleaze bin XD It is very much dungeon-themed at least. But does the plot ever go anywhere, other than who Bell is going to end up with?
     
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    Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 2:58 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Don't get your hopes up! There is absolutely no romantic development between characters, just dungeon crawling and levelin'!
     
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    Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 4:06 pm

    CrystalAmmunition wrote:
    So they just keep adding to the harem and never resolve anything? :|
     
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    Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 4:13 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    The harem is pretty established after the first few episodes, then you can strap yourself in for dungeon-ing!
     
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    Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 4:01 pm

    Well, I watched more, up to the minotaur fight. I guess I'll see it through to the end of the season, but I think I'm leaving off there. About when I saw the bit about the high-level adventurers going to level 50, I realized there was an endless slog ahead :|
    The whole bit about henchmen is really old schoooool, BTW XD
    And the only game I ever heard of where you pass out from draining your MP is... "Pantacle" XD I wonder if it's a reference. (My original guess would have been "Sword World" but apparently it's not in there)
     
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    Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 6:37 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    There is only the one season at the moment, unless you mean diving into the light novels etc.,

    They touch on some interesting stuff regarding the nature of the dungeon in later episodes, but I don't know if it something that will be explored later on.
     
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    Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:51 am

    I finished up with the season, and... well now I've watched it. *shrug* And indeed I don't think I'll be buying any light novels or dakimakura after this. I think I've seen all the series can possibly offer already.

    Next I should really get back on "Katanagatari" which I only just started. Everyone talks fast like Speed Racer though so it's tough @_@
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    Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 6:42 pm

    I watched the "Goosebumps" movie, which was actually pretty fun and reminded me a lot of Jumanji.
    Still don't like Jack Black though, he used this weird fake-sounding accent the whole time, but it wasn't quite bad enough to ruin the whole movie. I think the Stine character would have been better if they got a Vincent Price type spooky guy instead of a guy whose whole career has been playing dumb fat goofballs.
     
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    Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 11:55 pm

    Cerceaux wrote:
    I don't know anything about Stine himself, but dumb fat goofball is the last thing I can imagine him being portrayed as.

    I used to love the books growing up, but was always too terrified to watch the television adaptations.

    Actually, it may have just been this thing that put me off.

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    Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 6:12 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Wait, is that what your avatar is from?
     
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    Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:29 am

    CrystalAmmunition wrote:
    Were you under 7? ::meev::
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    CrystalAmmunition wrote:
    Yes indeed - "Pantacle", that is. I never played Sword World.
     
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    Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 1:25 am

    That is one nasty-ass potato.

    The Goosebumps show was pretty good, but Are You Afraid of the Dark was my favorite.

    There was also a Disney Channel show I really liked called So Weird about a teenage girl investigating paranormal occurrences around the country (kinda like the X-files for kids). Somebody uploaded VHS rips of most of the episodes on YouTube, but I wish it was released on DVD. Disney is so picky about what they sell, a lot of TV content from my childhood has all but been erased from existence.
     
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    Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 2:00 am

    I think I remember that 'So Weird' show, I'm going to have to look into it, it sounds too familiar.

    Did anyone ever watch 'Freaky Stories'? It used to run here after school and I enjoyed watching it when I was a kid, some of the episodes got pretty dark though and really unnerved child me.
     
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    Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:20 pm

    I saw "Giant" (195:cool: with Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean the other day.

    It was really good. I miss that "epic" feel these old Hollywood movies had. Everything was handmade and so it has a different, grand feel even though we can recreate things with CG. I feel the same way with Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, and Cleopatra. Maybe movies like Braveheart and The Titanic compare? But The Titanic less so.

    Anyway, the acting was amazing (what a trio of actors!) and I kept thinking, "This is SO good" throughout it, haha. The set design, dialogue, everything. It also takes place in Texas and covers a range of topics and follows the family for two generations so you see how things change. I learned a lot about how it was at that time. It also covers racism towards Mexicans, which I thought was really interesting because it was realistic and frank about it.
     
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    Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:50 am

    Just rewatched Batman Returns for the millionth time. Even though I recognize The Dark Knight is a better movie and Batman Returns is really a "Tim Burton" movie rather than a "Batman" movie, it's still my personal favorite. It also has my personal favorite film score of any film to date, and for all it's faults, it has some of my favorite lines.

    Favorite scenes:
    -Selena Kyle destroys her apartment
    -Whenever the camera flies through a miniature model (The Zoo, the mansion, etc...)
    -Whenever the Red Triangle Circus attacks
    -The Penguin blackmailing Max Shrek (Remember me, Max? I'm Fred's hand!)
    -The Penguin crashes Max Shrek's party
    -The army of penguins march through the city
    -The entire finale in Arctic World (Basically the entire 3rd act of the film)
     
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    Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:20 pm

    I just saw Zhang Yimou's "Under the Hawthorn Tree" (2010).

    Of course I loved backdrop of Communist Revolution China, but I also loved the main storyline. It was pretty simple overall too, the way it was done. The acting of the main character, Jing, was amazing! It kind of gave you a slice of life of working people and not the regular peasants so it went into things like making envelopes for 1 cent and how to qualify to be a teacher (by going through "re-education," meaning learning from the peasants). I also really liked Jing's mother.

    The worst part is that it's based on a real story. Oh GOD. BRB LET ME GO CRY AGAIN.

    I think what tugged at me personally is how the main relationship needed to be kept secret at first because of all these rules, the Revolution, and social ideas. Even though the two did spend time together, imagine if they could've spent the time together like a normal couple?

    I was also amused at when the mother did something to Jing's nose to make sure she was "whole" XD As in, still a virgin ::meev:: Man, I love those old-timey things. But I really like that despite the circumstances, Jing and Sun kept their promise and Sun was a good man. (More like GREAT man, oh my GOD. I was feeling between "Aw!" and "This is so frustrating!" the whole time XD)

    What's also interesting to me is how the tree was affected by the CCP in the past and in the present. Hmmm... It almost reminds me of Peach Blossom Fan in a way *nerd*

    Anyway, I've also been seeing "My 600-lb Life" about obese people's journey to get their gastric bypass surgery and their struggles to lose the weight. I actually really like it. Some cases aren't great, some cases turn out great. It starts off by showing you how they live right now, then them trying to qualify for surgery, and then what happens after if and when they get the surgery. I think it shows you how much of a mental problem it is, as many turn to food for emotional reasons and for comfort and then their families/friends are enablers. Even if they get the surgery it doesn't mean everything is fixed!