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Good thread idea, will look for inspiration for new shows.

For me I just finished binge watching stargate sg1 lol

Atlantis might be next lol.



 

 

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TallSilhouette said:

Always meant to watch this film at some point. Finally got around to it this week. Very unique, very memorable. Glad I gave it a spin.

Good film indeed!

If you liked that one, you might also like In This Corner of the World, Grave of the Fireflies, The Boy and the World or (to add a bit wilder card) The Red Turtle. I recommend them all - although I'm not sure about their availability on mainstream services.



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Verter said:

Good film indeed!

If you liked that one, you might also like In This Corner of the World, Grave of the Fireflies, The Boy and the World or (to add a bit wilder card) The Red Turtle. I recommend them all - although I'm not sure about their availability on mainstream services.

Thanks. Grave is definitely on my watchlist too (know it's a tearjerker). I'll take a look at the others as well.

I had high hopes for Raya and they were mostly satisfied. Slick animation, nice visuals, cool characters and action, and a nice dramatic story. Was a bit heavy on detached exposition and I felt it had some slight timing issues as well. My biggest peeve though is some of the action photography; you have complete control over your scene in CG and they still shoot some of the fights frantically like you would to hide bad performance in live action. What gives? Despite a few wrinkles though, this is still one of my favorite animated films in some time; just a fun adventure with a bit of that Avatar flavor I love so much. Highly recommended.



Started on Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba recently after finishing The Crew on Netflix.



Machina said:

Currently finishing The 100. Show has come a looooong way since the first few episodes, which were pretty cringey at times. Glad I stuck with it.

After that I'll either watch the latest season of The Walking Dead (meh) or the second season of Snowpiercer (first one was pretty good).

The cringey episodes of The 100 are the main reason I got into the show. But yeah, it did get a lot better. I still have yet to watch the final series.



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Anyway, right now I've been watching some recent anime.
I'll be honest, I couldn't stand most anime from about the mid-late 90s onward. It was ridiculous repetitive stuff for the most part. I've been really enjoying anything that looks at the mundane life experiences and the stories that can be told there from the only sorts of characters that can tell those stories. When I see an anime about a character with no psychological depth, but has some kind of ninja power or other super ability, I wanna hurl from boredom at the concept.
Sometimes they mix positive attributes in with overwhelmingly negative attributes (Neon Genesis fits the bill) and it works - I like those stories because they can't be told by your average "I wanna be the best master at X" dickhead anime character. Motivation for motivation's sake is lazy storytelling.



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Jumpin said:

Anyway, right now I've been watching some recent anime.
I'll be honest, I couldn't stand most anime from about the mid-late 90s onward. It was ridiculous repetitive stuff for the most part. I've been really enjoying anything that looks at the mundane life experiences and the stories that can be told there from the only sorts of characters that can tell those stories. When I see an anime about a character with no psychological depth, but has some kind of ninja power or other super ability, I wanna hurl from boredom at the concept.
Sometimes they mix positive attributes in with overwhelmingly negative attributes (Neon Genesis fits the bill) and it works - I like those stories because they can't be told by your average "I wanna be the best master at X" dickhead anime character. Motivation for motivation's sake is lazy storytelling.

There are loads of good anime from the late 90's to current. Like Cowboy bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Monster, Code Geass, Trigun, Steins;Gate, Attack on Titan, Demons Slayer, Death Note etc etc You've just not been looking in the right places.

If you want recommendations try Myanimelist.

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I've recently developed some appreciation of wrestling I never had before and it reminded me to get around to Foxcatcher. It's not often that I watch both the 'based on a true story' film and then the documentary (or book) on the subject; usually one or the other. It's interesting to see the differences between the two. Looking back I find it odd that the dramatization chose Mark as the main focus where the documentary indicates Dave as the obvious choice. The documentary does a better job of chronicling John's mental deterioration as well as resolving the aftermath of the incident. The insights of friends and family really help flesh things out and comment on the influence and leeway of the rich and powerful. The most interesting commentary that sticks out in my mind is the daughter's at the end speaking about the tragic figure. Interesting watches, though I'm not sure I'll return to either.



I finally got around signing up for a VPN, so now I finally get to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 7. Next I'll have to look for South Park seasons 1 to 15 as those aren't on Netflix Japan. Does anybody know which country has the whole series?



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Tried Wanda Vision.


IT'S SO FUCKING BORING. The show sucks shit.



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