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Movie nights every Friday at https://cytu.be/r/OverlookTheater

TV nights every Wednesday at https://cytu.be/r/ZZZTV

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We have movie nights, we have bad movie nights, but we don't have TV nights. Therefore I'm going to do a little pilot hue program here to see if there's enough interest.
WHAT: Watch TV shows with fellow anons
WHERE: https://cytu.be/r/ZZZTV
WHEN: Wednesday nights at 7:00 EST. Check last pic if you're confused.
WHY: It helps to pad out the long week between the biweekly gamenights and weekend movie nights.
For week 1, we'll have the following:
>Cubicle denizen Dilbert toils away at Path-E-Tech which makes undefined products. The focus is on his survival amongst a moronic boss, hostile co-workers and his malevolent pet, Dogbert.
Miami Vice
>Esplendent with authentic 1980s music, fashion, and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami, Florida.
>Ten survival "experts" attempt to survive alone. The winner receives $500,000.
Hope to see you there!
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>Gurren Lagann S01E24: I'll Never Forget This Minute, This Second
>Clarkson's Farm S02E04: Council-ing
>Hogan's Heroes S01E07: German Bridge is Falling Down
>Miami Vice S03E18: Lend Me an Ear
>Sweet Genius S02E13: Plane Genius
Unless someone can come up with a copy of Sweet Genius season 3 by tomorrow it will be replaced by a different show. Consider this a bounty.
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We no longer belong in his world of desserts.
Do a BBQ show instead.

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Check for weekly movie nights.
Every Friday at 5pm PDT - 7pm CDT - 8pm EDT

At: https://cytu.be/r/OverlookTheater
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Now Watching: Nightwatch (1994)
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/vhs/ Movie Night
In Bruges - Dave Made a Maze - Metamorphosis: The Alien Factory
Friday, March 17th
5pm PDT/7pm CDT/8pm EDT
Pre-show: Guns and Guts
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>Guns and Guts (98)
>In Bruges (107)
>Dave Made A Maze (88)
>Metamorphosis (98)
>Minimum Runtime (6.52 Hours)
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Now Playing: Guns and Guts
>Chose The Hunt
>(Good) shit has since gone down in my life and family's staying with me
>Thus, unable to attend streams for now
Hopefully you guys enjoyed it.

In other news, if anyone is interested, smugloli hosts a Japanese cinema stream (almost) every Sunday at 16:00 PST/19:00 EST. Lately it's been a mash of 50s black and white noir and/or anime movies.

Stream link: https://cytu.be/r/sundaycinema
When: Sundays at 16:00 PST/19:00 EST

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General scifi thread, I'm going to assume we're allowed to talk about shows here as well.
I finished watched Farscape and thought it was good, I liked most of the characters but it all felt a bit jumbled, like trying to do too much in too little time. I also didn't think it was made clear which side Scorpius was on. I think there was a moment somewhere towards the end where he decided what he was fighting for but the whole time I was just waiting for him to backstab everyone else again like he did the dozen times beforehand. I think overall it had too many characters that it was trying to juggle around and they didn't really have time to flesh out any of the secondary characters as much as the primary cast.
Because of all that I think I like Lexx more, even for all the flaws it has in the later seasons. It kept it weird but simple, only a few real characters you have to keep track of and the much slower pace. The universe was also more interesting but they never really explain much of anything in it. I want to know more about His Shadow and the League of 20,000 Planets and how it was created, but after the first season it's pretty much mothballed and rarely mentioned again or explored in any kind of detail. Season 3 tried too hard to be 2deep4u and season 4 was a shitshow on all fronts, at least the finale was good though.
I have an endless craving for late-90s/early-2000s scifi but it seems I'm running out. What ot
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Started watching Red Dwarf and Andromeda. I thought Red Dwarf would be a drama but that was dispelled in the first 5 seconds. It's a bit dated and some of the britbong humor goes over my head but I'm enjoying it. Andromeda is also good but something about it just feels underwhelming, though I can't quite say what it is. I'm still hopeful so I'll see where it goes.
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>Andromeda is also good but something about it just feels underwhelming, though I can't quite say what it is.
That may be due to Andromeda being "from Gene Roddenberry, the guy who made Star Trek."  It might be trying too hard to distinguish itself from Star Trek.  It's been a long time since I watched the series, however, and I only saw it on TV when I was a kid.
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I think I'm figuring it out, it's playing it too safe and too generic. It's not really claiming any new ground and the few new ideas it does have its not expanding on. A lot of recycled CG shots and space battles that barely last more than a few seconds before leading to an underwhelming explosion that comes out of nowhere. The same goes for laser fights, just lots of sparks that seemingly come from nowhere. The non-serial format is also annoying, nothing really changes between episodes. The characters have potential but none of them have gone really in-depth, instead focusing on moral issues that have been discussed to death in several other shows and in much better ways. It doesn't even have any of the sex stuff that's common in scifi of the period although Andromeda herself is a 9/10. I'll keep watching it but it's starting to become a slog, and I'm only halfway through Season 1. So far my consensus is
Lexx > Farscape > Andromeda
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That's a shame.  I do remember Andromeda herself being cute and there being some funny concepts due to her being a robot.
Ah, there's a series I've been meaning to watch for years but never gotten around to.  I loved the puppets and animatronics, especially in the larger shots like markets or city streets.  It was really nice to see a series use lots of practical effects like that instead of relying too much on CGI.
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Coming back to this thread a year and a half later, I will update you on my current thoughts on late 90s/early 00s scifi:
Still haven't finished it, not sure if I want to. The problem is I stop watching halfway through a season, then when I come back half a year later I've forgotten everyone beyond the main cast and the plots up to that point. Still feels very cheap. Will probably have to watch it again from the start when I want to dedicate myself to it, but that's a long way away.
>Battlestar Galactica
Very good. Very much a product of its time in the context of the Iraq War and blind patriotism. Quite clearly deals with a lot of the big political issues of its time such as treatment of PoWs and the many many MANY shortcomings of democracy. What I find hilarious is that just about every issue in the show is resolved either through military brute force or political backstabbing; an excellent criticism on why democracy sucks. By the end it started getting really contrived as most series do and the finale was a complete blueball of nothing No explanation for why Kara was resurrected and then she just fucking disappears, great writing m8 that even George R.R. Martin talked shit about which given how his series ended I find truly lmao-worthy.
>Red Dwarf
Britbongs in space, hilarity ensues. Obviously not trying to be serious and I had
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No, you can't pick more than one.
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Fight Club is still my favorite for the period of time I watched it in my life and the message of the whole thing, politics and juvenile associations attached to it aside.
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I'm in
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this is my fav movie
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it quite frankly helped me so much when i was younger and shaped me into the man i am today

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So, I decided to get into Star Trek. I'm starting with TOS, then TNG and DS9. Are the original movies and the animated series any good? What should I avoid?
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Miscellaneous Star Trek ramblings. I have to say Star Trek is pretty impressive. I wasn't into it as a kid or anything - I started watching it in college with TOS, and went chronologically from there. I don't know that I skipped any episodes throughout (I might have skipped one or two of the VOY or DS9 episodes but honestly can't remember). Watching everything for the first time was, for the most part, very fun although I have to say few episodes are really worth rewatching.

TOS is mostly good for fap value at this point. Nearly every episode has some gorgeous actress or other. Aside from that, it's aesthetically charming in the way that "old" media can be, but it doesn't really hold up as well as the others overall. However when I first watched it, I enjoyed pretty much every episode. It was only later on that I started to view it as weaker. Favorite episode: The Menagerie.

Most of the episodes that I enjoyed rewatching were from TNG. I think that series might have been a peak for the show in terms of the raw number of quality episodes. The biggest complaint that I have about TNG is the "Troi x Worf" stuff - it was just completely bizarre. I describe it as "Troi x Worf" because it genuinely feels like a fanfiction or something. Favorite episode: Frame of Mind.

DS9 had some really strong episodes and a lot of weak ones. I can understand why it's a favorite for a lot of people but overall I found it inferior. There were a number of episodes in this series which REALLY got on my nerves, which didn't happen as often with the other series. Favorite episode: Whispers (really a toss-up between this and Trials and Tribble-ations). Also Ezri > Jadzia.

I felt that VOY had a fairly consistent level of quality throughout, even if it didn't peak as high as the previous series. It did get weaker and weaker toward the end with an increasing reliance on a few characters, to the point that it was somewhat relieving when it was over. The various romances were mostly painful as well. Favorite episode: The Chute.

ENT, while being fairly divergent from "the essence of Star Trek," I found to be enjoyable in its own right. I thought it was at its strongest when it broke from the episodic formula and focused on the continuing Xindi/Temporal Cold War storylines. This series should not have ended when it did. It is absolutely tragic that it was cancelled so early. Favorite episode: The Andorian Incident (there might be a better one, but it's been too long since I watched this series, and I've forgotten most of it).

I didn't watch much of the shows released after ENT. Maybe someday I'll check out nutrek but from what I've seen it's mostly trash. I did give some of LD a chance. It was pretty much unwatchable.

As for the films, The Voyage Home was my favorite. I also enjoyed the The Motion Picture. Honestly the TOS films are probably the only Star Trek films worth watching. It's not that the TNG films were awful or anything, but I just don't really remember them compared to the TOS films.
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I really love the look of the sets and especially the uniforms from the first Star Trek movie. That was my first introduction to Star Trek. I's a criminal shame this look only lasted for a single movie and has never been brought back again.

>>87 (OP) 
I would suggest watching the original version of TOS instead of the "enhanced" version, just to get the original experience.
It's basically a pulp scifi setting with a bit more thoughtfulness that you got out of Buck Rodgers or Flash Gordon and filmed in TECHNICOLOR.
>I don't think I've seen Insurrection, but assume it's also shit. 
It's basically just an episode of TNG extended to movie length and with better production values. It's got a season 2 TBG sort of feel to the script too.
One highlight is you get to see Riker fly the Enterprise with a joystick.
Don't watch any TNG movies or anything by JJ Abrams/Kurztman
Star Trek is pretty much Communism: The Series with enough shiny shit put on top to distract you from that so you unconsciously absorb the propaganda. Gene Roddenberry is a jew who spent most of his career doing absurd amounts of cocaine and probably also adrenachrome. Leonard Nimoy is also a jew and has gone on record saying the Vulcan salute is a bastardized version of some jewish secret handshake. Nearly all of the things about Star Trek that are good (like just about all of Wrath of Khan's plot) were done over Gene Roddenberry's objections. Many of the things about Star Trek that suck (communism, giving Wil Wheaton a career, basically all of TNG's first season in fact) were done because Roddenberry made it part of his contract.

Despite this, it's still a good show for brainless entertainment and sheer low-budget ham.
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Picard Season 3 is still dreg.

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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) is better than the book because Albert is Edmond's biological son.
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I haven't read the book, but I've heard it's very retarded compared to the movie.
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I've heard this as well for IT. The boys apparently ran a train on the only girl in the group.
Holes is a very good adaptation of the book

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What are some old and classic movies that are worth watching ?
Few weeks ago I watched Fahrenheit 451the orignal one, I heard that the remake or whatever was shit just like every media and it was a great watch, it gave books for me a new meaning there importance in our life, and the details that make the world much more believeble are great for example :
There was scene where the police was looking into files of criminals, and saw that files didn't have any words on them they were just pictures of the criminals or how when Montag sits in his bed reading only comics at the begining of the movie.
These little details are great to discover.
This is a movie that any fan of films should totally watch and enjoyed every minute of it.
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i really enjoyed all quiet in the western front (1930), also there was this old movie about a girl that becomes obsessed with this writer that is very old (it's not misery) that gets jealous of even the protag's brother and ends up kiling him and even the baby they have, can't remember how it was called.
I just finished the book, and yeah you're right there are many thinks that the movie left out and it changed alot of things, at first I liked the movie but now it looks like a botched adaptation of a great movie. I kinda want to watch the new one too see how much they fucked it up too
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You know fuck this, I just watched the trailer of the new movie and it looked like fucking trash holy shit who will think this a good idea, it took a load of shit into the book god damn.
Watch "The Sound of Music"; it has Nazis.
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Did someone say the N-word?

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What are your favorite animated films? A lot of my favorite movies of all time are animated. Let's have a thread to discuss and post some of them.
>Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure
One of Richard Williams's (May he rest in peace) best work. A fun musical with great songs and great animation. My favorite song being No Girl's Toy. Such a shame it didn't do well in the box office.
>Heavy Metal
Anthology of stories involving a glowing green orb. The animation isn't amazing but it has that cool as fuck Heavy Metal Magazine feel to it. It's pretty great and has an great soundtrack. One of my favorite songs, Veteran Of The Psychic Wars features in this film. It has hot chicks too. There's a sequel but I haven't watched it and have heard it isn't as good.
>The Transformers: The Movie
What can I say? I grew up with Transformers and despite all of the film's flaws, It's one of my favorite action films ever made. It's just pure good fun. It has also one if not the best score in any film ever. The Touch, Dare. Instruments of Destruction and The Transformers theme are my go to at the gym.
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I had also wanted to mention Samurai Jack, but I hadn't watched it much as a kid.  Revisiting it as an adult has been a pleasant surprise even if the action is somewhat neutered due to it being a kids show.

Quite a valid problem.  I'll have to see how I feel about it after I go back to it once I finish Samurai Jack.
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Heavy Metal is a great film for both its art and music. Veteran sounds like it was made entirely for the movie, and it's one of my top 10 albums.
With that being said, Heavy Metal 2000 is truly garbage. Shitty recycled plot, boring characters, and an ear-splitting soundtrack because metal by that time had become nu-metal, screaming, and growling, only made worse by being used in all the wrong places at the wrong times. For fuck's sake, the name of the fucking villain is Tyler. At least Julie was pretty hot but that's all we got out of it, that and the PC game which I need to finish playing.
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I watched the first episode and was quite impressed. I can't speak for the rest but very depressing.
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Now.... finish it

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Movies, TV shows, Cartoon/Animes, Documentaries. Everything goes.
I just watched Blade Runner 2049 yesterday. It was pretty fucking good.
I've also been watching Ken Burns The Vietnam War and will start to watch Initial D later.
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The Germans are based on the Dirlewanger Brigade so I wouldn't be keen to call it made-up bullshit like other WW2 movies from the allies' perspective. While it's not completely clean from propaganda (the climax and what the SS officer says is only what comes to mind, the former making sense since it's Dirlewanger), it hammers in the anti-war theme which is what the movie is about. It's a unique film and deserves the title of horror movie for its cinematography, lighting, and sound as well, and because of those it's also one of the most beautiful movies made to me.
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I checked out Blue Collar (1978) this weekend. The movie is directed and co-written by Paul Schrader, who prior to this movie, was best known for writing the Taxi Driver screenplay.

The movie tells the tale of three auto-workers who, each facing personal financial struggles, decide to rob their union's safe. However, the robbery leaves them with little cash and the new-found knowledge that their union is severely corrupt.

I'm very happy I came across this movie because it was great. The cinematography captures the dark and dingy lifestyles of down-on-their-luck men. The film is dramatic without being melodramatic (I couldn't help but imagine how they'd shoot this film today). The dialogue feels natural between characters with great acting on all fronts from Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, and Yaphet Kotto. And the plot really speaks volumes. Two of the main characters are black (the other white) and there certainly is commentary on being black in the America, but the focus is really on working-class people, regardless of race. Even more so, you could say the film is really about the power dynamics upheld by shady bureaucrats who know how to manipulate the working man to do his bidding through the motto "divide and conquer". It's a movie that has as much meaning today as it did in the 70s.
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When you think of live action adaptations of anime made outside of Japan (maybe even inside), you can bet your ass that they're gonna suck. But while browsing moe, someone highly praised Nicky Larson et le parfum de Cupidon (aka Nicky Larson and Cupid's Perfume), a French live-action adaptation of City Hunter released in 2018 (Nicky Larson is the french name of Ryo Saeba). Looking at the place of origin (France) and the date of release (2018), I was more than skeptical about how faithful this movie could be. But I decided to check it out, prepared to drop if ever I started getting any smell of feminism.

The plot follows Nicky Larson and Laura Marconi (Kaori Makimura) as they take on a job to find a missing perfume that causes you to fall madly in the love with the person who wears it, assuming they smell it on you.

To my surprise, it was actually faithful to the original source material. Granted, I've watched only a handful of City Hunter episodes so I can only speak of the general premise. But 3dpd tits and ass? Check. Hammer time? Check. Comedy and action? Check. No feminist shit, no including minorities because you have to. It seems anyone who touched this film wanted it to stay true to the original series.

It's not high cinema in any sense of the word (it is City Hunter after all), but if you happen to come across the movie, I'd give it a watch.
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Daft Punk
If you are looking for "full story" here is the order:
1."One More Time"
3."Digital Love"
4."Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"
8."High Life"
9."Something About Us"
11."Veridis Quo"
12."Short Circuit"
13."Face to Face"
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I've recently watched the first two Cloverfield films, Super 8, Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Pulp Fiction, 21 and 22 Jump Street, and Superbad to go down a list of movies that I thought I should have watched when I was younger.
A decent film with a realistic around-college age cast. The realism tended to stop when the heroine was involved, but I rooted for the cameraman, getting engaged enough in the film to cheer when something went right and exclaim when something went wrong. I liked the monster design.
>Super 8
I did not watch this immediately after Cloverfield, but it feels like a shame to anyone who did not to put this here. Super 8 is, on its own, ET with a hostile alien and equally hostile family dynamics. In the bigger scheme of Abram's works, Super 8 is Cloverfield for children. The plot beats are the same. The monsters have very similar appearances. The characters wouldn't be out of place as adults in Cloverfield. It's enjoyable as a family film watched around 12-14. Otherwise, your efforts are better spent watching its adult counterpart.
>Cloverfield Lane
A work obviously meant to be on its own rather than part of the Cloverfield franchise. The plot was predictable, but I enjoyed the bunker group's high times. It's most enjoyable if you have never seen isolation media before, have little kno
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