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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:56 pm
by jfurr
Man in the High Tower. Pretty neat, I'm about five episodes in. Set in early 60's after we loose WWII to Germany and Japan.

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:09 pm
by jfurr
Our AppleTV device has been flaking out lately. I decided to replace it with an Amazon FireTV Stick - it's great! I recommend it over the more expensive Apple device.

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:50 pm
by Duke of Hazards
I haven't cut the cord yet, but am tempted. Most of the stuff we watch is either on Netflix or channels found on Sling. The only sticking point is that my wife is hooked on idTV. She falls asleep to it.

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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:42 pm
by Duke of Hazards
jfurr wrote:I have two episodes left in the Stranger Things series.... I am enjoying it
Binge watched the whole 1st season of Stranger Things today with my wife and older kid. Good stuff. Especially if you're a child of the 80's.

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:17 am
by jfurr
Duke of Hazards wrote:
jfurr wrote:I have two episodes left in the Stranger Things series.... I am enjoying it
Binge watched the whole 1st season of Stranger Things today with my wife and older kid. Good stuff. Especially if you're a child of the 80's.
Totally. These producers have figured out our demographic is ripe for nostalgia now. Check out Halt And Catch Fire. (But not with the kids...)

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:22 am
by jfurr
Also check out Man In The High Castle - not a nostalgia show but really cool...

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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:15 pm
by jfurr
I was so tired this past sunday I got glued to the couch and started watching the old series Arrested Development for the first time... I'm into about episode 14 or so... silly and quirky.

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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:49 pm
by Duke of Hazards
jfurr wrote:I was so tired this past sunday I got glued to the couch and started watching the old series Arrested Development for the first time... I'm into about episode 14 or so... silly and quirky.
Awesome stuff. Season 1 finale is my favorite.

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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:44 pm
by jfurr
Watched the whole 2nd season of the Man in the High Castle last Saturday while it was gross and rainy outside. Great stuff.

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:07 am
by Duke of Hazards
Watching Sherlock

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:10 am
by MattF
Saw Suicide Squad on Saturday. Don't know people complained about it, I thought it was a good action movie...mind in neutral stuff.

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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:05 pm
by jfurr
About to watch this movie called "Keanu" which I have heard is hilarious.

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Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:42 pm
by legitimatebeef
Watched "Arrival" recently and enjoyed it a lot. I feel that fans of "Contact" or possibly "Interstellar" could be down with it. That Amy Adams is such a plain-vanilla fox.

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Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:01 pm
by jfurr
I watched and was kinda disappointed tbh. It was all so literal and everything happened so easy. I enjoyed Interstellar more I think.

+1 on Amy Adams though she kept remaining bring me of Jenna Fisher (the Office) which was distracting.

Have you watched Beauty is Embarrassing yet?
Or Extract?

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:05 am
by bkuehn1952
jfurr wrote:About to watch this movie called "Keanu" which I have heard is hilarious.
Well???? WTF! :cmon

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:08 am
by bkuehn1952
Duke of Hazards wrote:Watching Sherlock
I really enjoyed the entire "Sherlock" series. The final episode, frankly, was a bit disappointing to me.

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:37 pm
by jfurr
bkuehn1952 wrote:
jfurr wrote:About to watch this movie called "Keanu" which I have heard is hilarious.
Well???? WTF! :cmon
I'll go with "meh, pretty entertaining "

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Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:03 am
by Coda1850
Watched The Big Short - liked it.

My wife just called me - she's having our niece's over Friday night & they're gonna watch a movie... & wants me to pick a movie they'll all like. How they hell does she think I can pick a movie 3! ladies will like??? :rofl

I suggested the cooking channel. :facepalm

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Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:16 am
by jasonfish11
Coda1850 wrote:Watched The Big Short - liked it.
I agree it was good, but it was very 1 sided.

Where is the part about people taking personal responsibility for what they can & can't afford? I mean each time I've bought a house the bank has been willing to give me double what I know I can afford. Including my 1st house purchase in 2009, 15 months after Lehman Bro's collapse. I don't go out and spend that because I'm not dumb.

People's inability to take responsibility for themselves was as much of a factor in the financial crisis as the predatory lending tactics by the banks, the SEC's inability to fairly rate a bundle of shit, and the numerous issues with accurately pricing CDS's.

The more f'ed up thing is we are currently repeating the issues above with vehicle financing (well at least the personal responsibility, & predatory lending tactics). I went to get a car loan, they asked me to do it online. The online form had 5 questions (outside name and SSN). There was no down payment required, and there was no need to have the car as collateral for the loan. Basically with 5 questions they gave me an unsecured loan. I could have bought a $50k car unsecured and no one would have batted an eye (other than me when the monthly payments started). The only difference is 1) Car loans are generally rated lower than home loans, because people aren't expecting the underlying asset to appreciate (excluding my loan which doesn't have an underlying asset). and 2) CDS's and CDX's are now traded on a much broader scale, so the pricing is more closely scrutinized.

When getting my car loan at the bank, I even had this conversation with the lady at the bank.

Banker: "It is super easy. You can use this website, to get an unsecured loan with just 5 questions. It should take less than 15 min and by the end of the next business day the money will be in your account."
Me: "Unsecured? As in you wont be holding the title of the car?"
Banker: "Correct"
Me: "Do you have any clue on how much I could get a loan for?"
Banker: "With your credit score you should be able to get $50k pretty easily."
Me: "Wow this is as easy as buying a house pre-financial crisis."
Banker: (in an excited voice) "I know right!!"

10 min later
Me to Wife: "I don't think she realized I was being sarcastic."

But I wouldn't be surprised if we have a "mini" financial crisis with cars in the next 5-10 years. It will not be nearly as big as the last one, but we are heading down the same road (no pun intended).

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Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:00 am
by Coda1850
Yeah. People are dumb shits tho. No way can they police themselves. "We're" doing it again. Not one bit fucking surprised. I bought my house in July '06 so... Bought one I could afford & have paid my mortgage on time, every time. Also paid extra toward the principal every single payment.

That story ^ is hilarious.

& back to the movie - I liked how it was "put together". It was also infuriating to watch.

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Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:22 pm
by jfurr

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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:26 pm
by legitimatebeef
jfurr wrote:the greatest

https://youtu.be/12HtqVUcQnM
Thanks for bringing up the Rutles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVFRgoQe86U

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Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:55 pm
by legitimatebeef
Watched the latest installment of the "Star Wars" franchise. It was alright. Far better I thought than the previous one, Star Wars 7 or whatever it was. The aerial battles are pretty cool in this one, they are depicted on a scale which I'd think probably makes George Lucas jealous. Other than a few necessarily familiar motifs it felt like this movie was liberated from most of the restrictions placed on Ep 7 and thus is not nearly as heavy-handed as 7. It was unsettling however, the use of CGI to resurrect both the actor who played "Grand Moff Tarkin" in SW4, as well as a young Carrie Fisher. A bit disturbing to think of the future of movies if CGI continues to be used this way.

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Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:51 pm
by Duke of Hazards
legitimatebeef wrote:Watched the latest installment of the "Star Wars" franchise. It was alright. Far better I thought than the previous one, Star Wars 7 or whatever it was. The aerial battles are pretty cool in this one, they are depicted on a scale which I'd think probably makes George Lucas jealous. Other than a few necessarily familiar motifs it felt like this movie was liberated from most of the restrictions placed on Ep 7 and thus is not nearly as heavy-handed as 7. It was unsettling however, the use of CGI to resurrect both the actor who played "Grand Moff Tarkin" in SW4, as well as a young Carrie Fisher. A bit disturbing to think of the future of movies if CGI continues to be used this way.
I liked it as well, although the tone was clearly a lot different. The thing I appreciated the most was the gravitas the movie gave to the empire's evil, both in making the Death Star actually terrifying (seeing it looming in the sky/outer atmosphere of that tropical planet just before it fired) and then of course, Vader's rampage. Will be interesting to see what they do with the young Han Solo spinoff movie.

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Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:06 pm
by legitimatebeef
That's right, I forgot about that part. You get to see a side of Vader that you've not quite seen before. That guy can move really fast, if pissed off enough. His voice though, definitely sounded like an aged James Earl Jones. I think they should've got that guy who does the voiceover for the Arby's ads instead.