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JayX

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  1. Who needs Netflix when you can stick on YouTube Live and watch a bunch of dudes run into a police station and burn it down. The future of TV!
  2. Yeah, there's just too much current/backlog stuff that I really want to watch to be really eager about one in a genre I've never really cared about. Even before the last season smackdown, I would see constant moaning from people as the show went on. Same with Walking Dead, glad I stopped watching that before everyone watching it decided it was the worst thing ever. And Sons of Anarchy. More shows like The Americans please, super consistent and ended strong. Succession, Brockmire, Last Dance in the current lineup.
  3. Agreed. My thing: 3rd credit card cloned and used in the space of 2 months. I don't use my card anywhere weird and I try to use Apple Pay as much as possible as it obfuscates the number on use, so this is a real pain in the butt. Then having paranoia that the phone call I got about it was a part of the scam too, so I hung up on them.
  4. I honestly don't have any regrets never going past the end of Season 1. I enjoyed it for what it was, but eh.
  5. The second they cast Andy Daly as the main dude in the wall, I knew they'd use him for something good and messed up. Like when he shows up in Veep, anyone who doesn't know him will just assume he's a random geeky office dude.
  6. Speaking of nostalgia, they've finaaaaaally announced a proper HD redo of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 in a double pack with most of the original music. Looks absolutely perfect and everything I've been waiting for for years. Roll on September (human life now scheduled to become extinct in August).
  7. When the weekend just doesn't take away any of the blues, and you start a fresh week and the world is still blah.
  8. Ah that's a shame, I did like mid90s plenty but just preferred Kitchen. Crazy how 2018 was the year of the skating film, though. I watched that How To Build a Girl, which has Jonah Hill's sister in it who was great in Booksmart. I wish I hadn't read prior that it was written by Caitlin Moran as I then saw every scene as her just writing way to blow smoke up her own ass. It was alright I guess, but I just find Moran very annoying and it shone through in the writing. e: also yeah, kkklansman was great for sure. The bit with the bomb was just ear to ear grins. Also finsihed Solar Opposites which got better as it went on, the wall arc was the best part but I enjoyed the alien hijinks too.
  9. First 5 episodes or so is build up, build up, build up then it just kicks into gear so hard and you know everything going on from both sides. I still like it plenty, but I don't really view it with expectations beyond 'will it make me laugh'. Thought the new episode was funny, and I enjoy them taking swipes at their toxic fanbase. Ha, a show I've heard of but know nothing about but the soundtrack list sounds fun. I wish I just didn't have an absolute slew of dramas to get through. Finally finished Mandalorian last night which was excellent all the way through, RIP my boy . Upload was good but leant in really heavily on the plot I don't care that much about in the last few episodes and didn't end in a particularly great place.
  10. I haven't followed UFC in about a decade, but I'll see if I can find a working stream online and jump in. PPVs are like $60 here for sporting things, it's ridic. They still charge the $10 fee for HD too from memory, absolutely stuck in the past.
  11. I'm really looking forward to this, the OJ doc was incredible and 30 For 30 is just one of the best documentary series' ever. I started watching Betty on HBO last night, I totally didn't know it was being made. It's a continuation of Skate Kitchen from 2018 which I loved. It seemed to get lost in the mix of skating movies due to the Jonah Hill mid90s film (which was fine) and Minding the Gap (which was really good), but I preferred Kitchen to both of those personally. Also finished Never Have I Ever which despite being a comdey managed to hit enough buttons in the final episode that I wasn't expecting that I just got wrecked. Yay, thanks TV.
  12. I ended up doing Color Out of Space, and glad I didn't know anything about it. Standard Lovecraft affair but done nicely, and when Nic Cage truly turns up about an hour in it gets really fun. Fancied some brainless stuff so did Aquaman and Hobbs and Shaw and enjoyed both for what they are, but they both ran a good 20 minutes too long and prove that action movies really don't need to be longer than 2 hours. TV show wise I finally finished Vice Principals the other week, and then did Righteous Gemstones this weekend. Absolutely love the Danny McBridge/Jody Hill shows, and Edi Patterson is just the absolute best. So yeah, very deep and arty weekend for me.
  13. I love a good documentary that I can watch so many times. For me, the ultimate is Style Wars. Everytime I think I can just watch the first 10 minutes or so, but no. It's utterly perfect.
  14. Yeah Ark is what I was referring to. I've had a copy but never could bring myself to watch it. The story of how it was made was interesting though, and maybe one day I'll give it a shot. I have the first two DAU films which sound... I dunno. They sound something.
  15. Yeah, Color Out of Space is in my watch pile. Glad to hear good things, I've tried not to learn anything about it.
  16. The longest extra scene is they do a thing at a river where they act like they're going to throw a child in to sacrifice, but they don't as it's part of the story that he's Yeah definitely, I saw some people say it wasn't what they were expecting but for me it was pretty much exactly what I was hoping for.
  17. Did you do Midsommar too? That's great, directors cut is long but it's the one to watch if you've not seen it.
  18. Yeah, VVitch was excellent. Really pleased me that it completely stuck the landing (same with Hereditary, which I also loved). Nothing worse than getting 90% through something and digging it just for it to fall apart in the final minutes.
  19. Yeah T2 is my other big action movie that I usually list, it's just so good. Blew my mind as a kid watching it on Sky Movies after getting the all clear from my dad. Hadn't seen the first, so had to go and get a copy of that afterwards. That pretty much opened the floodgates of all the 80s Arnie movies and the like, most of which were getting ITV saturday night treatments at the time. Then going out and buying the VHS copies to see the 'uncut' (lol right) versions. FMJ is my favourite war movie, and despite my love for it I'm pretty good at forgetting most of the details so whenever I watch it it still feels pretty fresh. I need to watch Pan's Labyrinth again, I haven't seen it since the cinema from memory. Need to find someone who hasn't seen it to watch with.
  20. I watched this video on the weekend: And promptly used it as an excuse to watch some things from his list I hadn't seen. So that was The Vanishing (the 1988 original, I have the 93 remake too but it sounds thoroughly shite even though it was done by the same director) and Audition which I've been meaning to watch for close to 20 years. I also mixed that up with Visitor Q with regards to what I thought might be a spoiler, but nope. Weird film, typical Miike. Thought both were **** efforts, didn't find either scary though but that's not a surprise.
  21. Ugh I hate doing this, because how I feel about movies is often based on when I saw them (nostalgia playing a big part). Unordered pick of 5 that I've given 5* to on letterboxd (which is 32 films out of 1,608 films, as I can be so incredibly stingy and my ratings probably make sense to nobody) x. Dazed and Confused x. City of God x. Spinal Tap x. Aliens x. Whiplash Some basic choices from a basic guy. Needs more shot in realtime Russian art movies.
  22. Dogs and Pulp Fiction are the top two for me as well. Less to do with the filmmaking quality, but just came out at the right time for a kid getting into better/more adult movies. I remember reading Reservoir Dogs script that I downloaded from a BBS before I got to see it, the only time I've ever done that.
  23. Yeah the vocals were definitely part of what didn't work for me, whether I like something or not often lives and dies on the vocal style.
  24. Listening to the Elephant Tree one now and liking it. Modern Rituals wasn't for me, didn't dislike all elements something about the overall sound didn't vibe for me. Ah well. I listen to new stuff all the time, and honestly can't think of anything that's stuck with me in a long time.
  25. Going to the Goodtime Boys gig at Saint Vitus in NYC was so fun, nothing like being the unexpected dude in the foreign country.
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