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Title: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on October 16, 2018, 07:41:05 PM
Just watched Operation Finale on Netflix and Ben Kingsley almost makes you feel sorry for the bastard:

Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on October 19, 2018, 06:14:08 PM
One of the fundamental problems with Netflix is the 'matching' system.

Instead of any actual user ratings, they just make suggestions based on what you've watched before.
They'll probably say it's all to do with patented algorithms and the matching system is not random, but if I watch Movie 'A', it's going to suggest Movie 'B', based on what other viewers of the first film did.....but they might all have thought that Movie 'B' was shit.

So based on the current selection on offer, I had a look at this: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/best-films-on-netflix-uk
...and it turns out there's only one movie on there that I haven't seen that I'm tempted to watch (Mudbound), but it hasn't appeared as a suggestion.


Last year I watched a fair bit of I Love You Philip Morris (Jim Carrey & Ewan McGregor), thinking it would be a decent comedy (it wasn't really) and most of the Netflix suggestions for the next two months were for gay themed movies. 
It did my nut in.
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 19, 2018, 06:41:48 PM
you liked it really wooster  :tongue: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on October 19, 2018, 07:19:38 PM
You know it big boy. :kiss:

 :cool:
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Splinter on October 21, 2018, 04:39:50 PM
The Netflix Smart TV app on WebOS is nothing like the browser version on PC and is rather annoying because you can't turn off the trailers sound.
Also, the rating system has been completely dumbed own and reviews seem to have gone out of the window. I much preferred the star system so you had an idea of what the general consensus was.
It's pretty shit now to be honest.
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on October 21, 2018, 04:53:39 PM
I've decided to just give everything a thumb down rating regardless if I liked it or not, as a reflection on the shitty system.
It'll make fuck all difference to the suggestions it throws up since I need to go through 3rd party sites to see if they're worth watching anyway.

If all they get from users is constant negative feedback, they'll need to be more honest about the popularity of programmes on their platform.
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Glamdring on October 21, 2018, 06:15:45 PM
Sky has a new film  on every day. I download those that might be watchable (two or three a week) but I end up deleting most. Yesterday's was Coco. Oscar winning, apparently. Not in my house. Great graphics but predictable story. It got 20 minutes of my time.

I watched Justice League again instead. Quite enjoyed it. #2 is being cast just now.
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on October 21, 2018, 07:12:54 PM
It's maybe a cultural thing.
Pixar aren't known for doing bad movies.

I didn't watch much of it myself.
It's rated higher than Brave on imdb and I just watched the first half hour of that again while waiting for the USA GP to start.
I'd rate Brave higher, but I could laugh at the self deprecating humour.
In contrast, Coco seems a bit humourless for me.  :sad:
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Splinter on October 21, 2018, 08:34:24 PM
Operation Finale was pretty good, but it could have been grittier.
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on November 17, 2018, 11:32:16 PM
I was saying to someone earlier that they should watch Fargo (the film), got home, checked Netflix and there's a new Coen Brothers movie on it.  :cool:



Six (seven?) short Western tales with an excellent cast.
A really mixed bag, no two the same, but all of them good and a bit of a breath of fresh air on the movie front.  :cool:
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on November 23, 2018, 05:05:16 PM
Tried Season 3 of Narcos, managed a couple and a bit after skipping through the 'family man' pish that has nothing to do with the story, but the Execs probably think people settle down with their female partners...so shoehorn it in anyway..
The wife in this one is also pregnant as part of a gigantic fuck you viewer cliché and I almost turned it off right there, halfway through Ep1...

Cutting to the chase, I finally got pissed off enough to bin it when the weed guy hits water and it gushed 5m up out of a hole (like an oil well) in the middle of a desert, that was only 4m deep.
I'm not a geologist, or a hydrologist, but I'm not a fucking moron......mostly. :azn:




It's disappointing when they make a brilliant 1st season of something, then completely fuck it when they realise it's popular (Goliath)
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on November 23, 2018, 05:18:11 PM
p.s. The Age of Tanks on Netflix is pretty good.

It's a French production, so not an advert for the US armament industry, like the Discovery or History Channels usually are.
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on December 07, 2018, 08:37:01 PM
I was watching James Cosmo talking about his acting career and his big break in Braveheart.
A movie much maligned for it's historical accuracy.

..which got me thinking.
The chroniclers and accountants of many historic events were doing the same thing as modern movie makers do...trying to tell a good story (normally in favour of the victors, who probably wouldn't give a moments thought about killing them if they said a word out of place).  :smiley:

So we have Outlaw King


Compared to Braveheart (...cos it's Scottish) it's said to be more 'historically accurate', but it's probably still a million miles away from actual events...
It's just a good story.  :azn:

Like Robin Hood...or Arthur, or what Henry V actually said or did at Agincourt.
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on January 16, 2019, 11:12:44 PM
Ghost Stories is different


Bit 'Tales of the Unexpected' in long format...worth watching.  :cool:
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on February 12, 2019, 06:53:26 PM
Watched Hector

..solid film with Peter Mullen (Tyrannosaur)...he's good value
(Btw...half the people in the credits are barely in it)
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: richietog on February 17, 2019, 12:08:42 AM
Do you have to put in card details when signing up for the first 30 days?
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on February 17, 2019, 12:16:22 AM
Not sure
They do paypal, that just needs an email as well.
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: richietog on February 17, 2019, 11:41:16 AM
Not sure
They do paypal, that just needs an email as well.

I meant any payment details when doing the trial thing
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on February 18, 2019, 10:09:24 AM
It does.


You need to make sure you cancel payment the day after you start your trial or it will automatically bill you on month 2.
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: richietog on February 21, 2019, 12:03:44 PM
Yeah I’d gathered that, because people were misusing services like netflix
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on February 22, 2019, 07:08:17 PM
I'm watching the Bundy Tapes and I'm thinking that there are probably loads of serial killers knocking about that we're unlikely to ever hear about, in as much as they're unlikely to be caught, given where they operate.
i.e. Anywhere in the South Americas or Africa...you could pretty much go mental, maybe even make a holiday out of it.

(There are different forms of serial killers though. In the UK we leave it to political racists like Theresa May to make the small cuts that kill so many.
It's a gentrified process...conducted by the Gentry, or wannabe gentry...with a small g)

Just out of curiosity, no names no pack drill..
Which political party has been directly responsible for the most premature deaths in ..say the last 50 years?

I don't know, but it's either the Tories or Labour.   :undecided:

(You voted against PR you fucking dafties)
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on February 22, 2019, 07:09:02 PM
Oops...got  a bit political there.
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on March 03, 2019, 05:55:26 PM
Tried watching The Umbrella Academy, but managed only two and a half episodes before trying to skip forward to see if it got interesting.

It didn't really.
There are ten episodes, but it feel like you could skip to 8 and 9 and not miss anything, but skip 10 because all that's going to be is the setup for the next season. :wink:

The big guy looks like he's wearing an old Mr Hyde costume from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and the 'agents' seem to have been lifted straight from Preacher.
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on March 08, 2019, 09:11:31 PM
Russian Doll is very good

Sort of Groundhog Day in New York
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on April 06, 2019, 04:45:59 PM
The Highwaymen is pretty decent (the blokes who took down Bonnie and Clyde)...good solid cast (Harrelson and Costner).

Sicario 2 I wasn't sure about, but it's excellent (Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin are always going to be good value)
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Splinter on April 07, 2019, 06:39:58 PM
The Disappearance of Madelaine McCann was interesting yet confusing and frankly, it didn't need the atmospheric incidental music, which made it all very tabloid. Mind you, that could have been the intention.
For my money, the little girl was taken by a trafficking gang.
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on April 08, 2019, 08:55:25 AM
Got to admit i did enjoy The Highwaymen
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on April 08, 2019, 11:24:48 PM
The Miami Showband Masscre is an eye opener regarding the lengths to which the British State will (allegedly) go.
The accusations are that MI6 were colluding with the UVF (including protecting one of the biggest mass murderers in modern British history) to set up a band as being part of the IRA, botched it with a faulty detonator that went off prematurely (the UVF claimed MI6 double crossed them with a load of these devices) and when two senior military officers flagged this up the chain of command (including a 32 page document to Thatcher), one was discredited as having mental health issues and the other was framed for a murder he was later acquitted of.
(The actual murderer may have been the British officer one of the survivors recalled was at the scene of the massacre.....resaon being, he was the only one with a very clipped British accent.)


It was also alleged at the time that Thames TV (remember them) lost their franchise to Carlton on ITV because they'd aired Death on the Rock, much to the annoyance of the Government, so Netflix may be showing something that few British broadcasters would do.
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Glamdring on April 09, 2019, 01:33:17 PM
I hated any and all mention of the Troubles at the time. I found it beyond belief that any of could happen, on both sides. I won't be watching this either.
Title: Re: Netflix
Post by: Wooster on August 17, 2019, 10:35:03 PM
GLOW continues to be good on Netflix (the odd bit of tit is a bonus but not required....still nice though)  :grin:

Btw, Doug Stanhope's 2017 show in his home town is pretty good as well.  :azn: