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Wooster

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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:



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Reply #1 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.


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Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 06:41:48 PM
you liked it really wooster  :tongue: :laugh: :laugh:


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Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 07:19:38 PM
You know it big boy. :kiss:

 :cool:


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Reply #4 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.


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Reply #5 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.
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Reply #6 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.


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Reply #7 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:


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Reply #8 on: October 21, 2018, 08:34:24 PM
Operation Finale was pretty good, but it could have been grittier.


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Reply #9 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:


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Reply #10 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)
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Reply #11 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.


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Reply #12 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.
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