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  1. Josh Dial

    Amazon Prime Tomb Raider (TV Series)

    I will watch anything written by or starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
  2. Josh Dial

    The Fundamentals of Atmos

    In addition to what John wrote, I would add that many studios (though it can sometimes be more granular than studios) don't even use Atmos correctly. I think far too many releases "cheat" in the way they have sounds effects seem like they are discrete objects when in fact they are not discrete...
  3. Josh Dial

    Star Trek The Next Generation appreciation thread

    "I busted him up."
  4. Josh Dial

    The Last Of Us Series Officially Coming To HBO

    Here's a nice behind the scenes photo from Bella's Instagram:
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    Netflix Copenhagen Cowboy - New Limited Series from Nicolas Winding Refn

    Hey kids! Do you like any of the following? Very long, slow panning across a massive set from left to right (and sometimes, but almost never, from right to left). Basements and concrete buildings dropping in lurid neon lights in pink and blue often fading into each other. A protagonist that...
  7. Josh Dial

    Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)

    We bought tickets for our favourite seats at the 3:00 pm show. Market Mall Landmark.
  8. Josh Dial

    The Last Of Us Series Officially Coming To HBO

    I thought the premiere nailed it. It had such a hard job going in. It had to both satisfy the fans of the video game and be a good pilot. I think it delivered on both fronts. As I've posted elsewhere in this thread, the show was filmed in my city and province. Some things were shot literally...
  9. Josh Dial

    Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

    Good post. For what it's worth, I think Tar is a front runner for best picture. Most of the think pieces I've read have put it a dead heat between Tar and Everything Everywhere. My preference would be Everything Everywhere, which is my favourite movie of the last few years.
  10. Josh Dial

    Bojack Horseman

    Very late to this party, but my spouse and I just finished a complete watch of all 77 episodes. We watched one episode a night. In a word: wow. This is the second best thing on Netflix (behind Dark). One of the most real shows on TV. Some episodes are high art (usually the penultimate episode...
  11. Josh Dial

    Disney+ The Bad Batch (Clone Wars Spinoff) animated series coming to Disney+

    Episode 3 was great. One of the best of the series. My memory is fuzzy, but I think this was Cody's first appearance since Revenge of the Jedi.
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  13. Josh Dial

    Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)

    A few stray thoughts and guesses: The helmet smash scene happens partway through the movie, and it's how we as the audience identify "our" Ant-Man. The masses of people are actually Ant-Mans (Ant-Men), but from the few closeups we get we can see they all have helmets. Our Ant-Man is the one...
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  17. Josh Dial

    Amazon Prime Outer Range

    The show was renewed for a second season back in October. Recent news is that it's filming in March of this year, and it's speculated to premiere early 2024.
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    Disney+ Secret Invasion (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

    I think they are pretty neat, though. Not quite as professional as the official ones, but still a fun bit of fan-made content.
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    Disney+ Secret Invasion (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

    For clarity, the video in Sam's post is a fan-made trailer and not an official preview. It's sort of a "supercut" of footage from official trailers and other MCU sources. Neat idea though.
  20. Josh Dial

    Pre-Order Babylon (2022) (4k UHD) (4k UHD SteelBook) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I wanted to poke my head in this thread and point out to my fellow Canadians that Ron's links now automatically redirect to the Canadian Amazon store, and the resulting URL includes the HTF as a referral. That means--at least I think it means--that unlike before, you can now support the HTF...
  21. Josh Dial

    Netflix 1899 - New Series from the Creators of Dark

    I had a similar view. I thought the show was brilliant. A rare perfect gem in television. I thought the book was okay, but the author plotting never seemed to quite land with me. I'm planning on reading her newest book, though.
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    Netflix 1899 - New Series from the Creators of Dark

    Dark is the better show and has a very satisfying three season arc. 1899's only season was great. I'm not sure it was a standout for me in a season of truly excellent TV, but I really did like the season. I'd watch Dark. If you want a standout sci-fi series from 2022 that didn't get a lot of...
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    Netflix 1899 - New Series from the Creators of Dark

    For funsies, watch the last five minutes of the final episode.
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    Netflix 1899 - New Series from the Creators of Dark

    Well I spoke (wrote) too soon. Netflix just cancelled it. I guess it shows that even Netflix's darling creators aren't immune to studio decisions. I still suggest pivoting to Dark, though!
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    Netflix 1899 - New Series from the Creators of Dark

    My recollection is that following the tremendous success of the first two seasons of Dark (I'm not alone in calling it the best streaming show ever), creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar were given some bonkers 10-season order from Netflix. They were told they can split those 10 seasons over...
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    Netflix 1899 - New Series from the Creators of Dark

    I think a better use of your time might be to watch the first three episodes of Dark instead of plowing through three more episodes of 1899. If you end up liking Dark, finish that series and then continue 1899 (because I think if you like Dark you'll like where 1899 goes). You'll see I gave sort...
  27. Josh Dial

    Netflix Kaleidoscope

    Netflix's first "big" show out of the 2023 gate is Kaleidoscope, with all 8 episodes dropping on New Year's Day. Staring Giancarlo Esposito and Rufus Sewell, the show is a self-contained heist miniseries about a mastermind putting together a team of robbers to pull on One Last Job. Nothing new...
  28. Josh Dial

    Netflix White Noise (2022)

    White Noise was the final movie I watched in 2022. I loved basically everything about it, and the movie squeaked into my top five movies of the year at almost the last minute. It's no big secret here that I tend to enjoy "weird" movies. White Noise is certainly weird; at times it verges on...
  29. Josh Dial

    The Fabelmans (2022)

    My criticism was more from a technical "actorly" point of view. Like I get what the story was trying to do with her character. I get that she's separated emotionally from her family and her responsibilities. But the actual performance--as in the way Michelle Williams was acting and delivering...
  30. Josh Dial

    The Fabelmans (2022)

    I watched this on Friday, a few weeks into the run (I would have liked to see this opening night but we were busy with other things). I thought it was...sort of bad. A second "miss" in a row by Spielberg, after his middling adaptation of West Side Story (see my review of that here). I feel...