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Brian Dobbs

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I’ll do a GBU since I‘ve got stuff I’m guessing you all haven’t watched or haven’t watched in 40 years.

I watched First Blood (1982) for the first time last week and it was excellent. The core conceit of cops being against a white warfighter in a movie is so unexpected in 2021 it feels like I’m watching cutting-edge cinema. But the further shadings of Rambo as the misunderstood anti-hero, and a complicit military, add to its depth. The ending speaks of his struggle with PTSD and inability to find work and friendship post-war, making for a movie that on the whole has aged very well, almost 40 years later.

Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth is modern family-fare for those interested in post-apocalyptic sci-fi. I binged this in a week, watching flying cross country and in the hotel. This isn’t the greatest modern series, but it pulled me in. I couldn’t stop watching. The overarching story is original* and surprising and I want to know more about this world. All the actors were good. By the end, I was completely into it and I’m eagerly looking forward the second season! (*themes and the scifi elements are derivative, but it’s a good mix of these modern-classic tropes)
Wow, first time seeing First Blood?
 

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Imitation Game - missed it, feel like I need to add this to my missed-movies watching

Lion - Great movie! Recommended for everyone.

Only Murders in the Building - Recommended. Another example of AppleTV becoming a must-have streaming service.
Only Murders in the Building is a Hulu property and not AppleTV.
 

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Wow, first time seeing First Blood?
Yeah! In 1982, I was too young to see it. And I never got to it later in life. Rambo -- by which I now understand is actually Rambo: First Blood Part 2 -- was so much in the collective consciousness of my youth that I'm no longer certain if I've ever see it or not either.

Only Murders in the Building is a Hulu property and not AppleTV.
Ah, right! I'm losing track, since I watch a lot of shows through the aTV app. I like Hulu but it has much slimmer selection of much-see TV. Murders was a good one to pop up on the service.
 

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I’ll do a GBU since I‘ve got stuff I’m guessing you all haven’t watched or haven’t watched in 40 years.

I watched First Blood (1982) for the first time last week and it was excellent. The core conceit of cops being against a white warfighter in a movie is so unexpected in 2021 it feels like I’m watching cutting-edge cinema. But the further shadings of Rambo as the misunderstood anti-hero, and a complicit military, add to its depth. The ending speaks of his struggle with PTSD and inability to find work and friendship post-war, making for a movie that on the whole has aged very well, almost 40 years later.

Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth is modern family-fare for those interested in post-apocalyptic sci-fi. I binged this in a week, watching flying cross country and in the hotel. This isn’t the greatest modern series, but it pulled me in. I couldn’t stop watching. The overarching story is original* and surprising and I want to know more about this world. All the actors were good. By the end, I was completely into it and I’m eagerly looking forward the second season! (*themes and the scifi elements are derivative, but it’s a good mix of these modern-classic tropes)
I’m guessing bad on first blood and good on sweet tooth
 

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So related to the discussion topics, I've been talking about getting an OLED for some time, but like Brian, I've been holding off because of young kids and fingerprints.

However, with prices as they've been (and hoping that the prices will be lower if not the same next year at this time), I'm looking at November 2022 to finally get one. Given our house set up, it would actually go in our bedroom, up on a large dresser, which would give me a perfect viewing angle from our bed, and also get it out of reach of the kids. The only piece I wasn't sure of whether my wife would go for a 65" screen, which is just wide enough to sit on the dresser without looking out of proportion. But she's amenable to the idea.
 

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Keep your eyes peeled for a critical cameo! Can't believe it's been 10 years!

 

Citizen87645

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See! Cameron knows how to party! BTW, lots of cameos. Good catch on this one buddy.
Yeah, I'd kind of forgotten about all the other cameos. For some reason I thought Ms. Black didn't show up until the end.
 

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