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Old May 29th, 2013 (08:29 PM).
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Ah, why do you think that is? I've never heard of doing something like that.
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That confuses me, too. Why would you be disappointed in watching something soon after? I can only think someone would be disappointed that it was over too quickly. You know, like when you eat your slice of cake and then you look down at your plate and think "Aww, no more cake."
The timespan between the films are large. The characters change. They grow old. You're supposed to grow old with these characters. You're supposed to cultivate a feeling of longing, hence the waiting in-between, if you want to really relate with the characters.

It's not something to binge-watch, that's all I'm saying.
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Old May 30th, 2013 (10:30 AM).
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Stupid Before Midnight not being available in the UK for another month! I'm honestly surprised I've managed to survive this long without spoiling myself; haven't seen the trailer, read reviews or anything. I want to go into this one completely cold.

And I completely co-sign Rest's take on not binge-watching these films. I waited about a month or so after seeing Before Sunrise before watching Before Sunset and felt a lot better about it accordingly. You really do need the time to process the events and feel what Jesse and Celine feel.
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Old May 31st, 2013 (01:10 PM).
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Well, I guess I can appreciate that they're doing something different with film even if I'm the kind of person who would rather marathon something I enjoy if I'm able.

I also heard Hannibal did not get canceled like I feared. Happy dance. I love having one show I can watch with people and this is that show for me. Since we can't get together on Thursday when it airs we stream it on Friday or Saturday, but that gives us a chance to have a little fun with it. For this next episode I'm bringing some blood orange soda and ladyfingers.
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Old May 31st, 2013 (06:43 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Scarf:
Well, I guess I can appreciate that they're doing something different with film even if I'm the kind of person who would rather marathon something I enjoy if I'm able.
I feel this way as well. I find it difficult to not watch something consistently if I enjoy it.

I'd like to pick up Hannibal as soon as it's available online, if it's not already. I don't really have television access for the time being, so I have to rely on the internet for my television fix.
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Old June 1st, 2013 (02:04 AM).
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Stupid Before Midnight not being available in the UK for another month! I'm honestly surprised I've managed to survive this long without spoiling myself; haven't seen the trailer, read reviews or anything. I want to go into this one completely cold.
i'm guilty of watching the trailer. I can barely contain my excitement!

This isn't a spoiler or anything, but here's a video of Julie telling a theatre audience to shut up: link. Hilarious.

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I also heard Hannibal did not get canceled like I feared. Happy dance. I love having one show I can watch with people and this is that show for me. Since we can't get together on Thursday when it airs we stream it on Friday or Saturday, but that gives us a chance to have a little fun with it. For this next episode I'm bringing some blood orange soda and ladyfingers.
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I'd like to pick up Hannibal as soon as it's available online, if it's not already. I don't really have television access for the time being, so I have to rely on the internet for my television fix.
Happy days! I'm glad Hannibal's not cancelled, a good move on NBC's part. I'm at the fourth episode, and I like how gritty and stylish everything is so far, but I've delayed my watching the next episode what with Arrested Development's entire season being aired and finishing up with Enlightened. I can't wait to see Gillian Anderson face off (not literally) with Mads.
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Last episode of Hannibal was kinda crazy.

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Mostly because they diagnosed Will with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, which is, like super rare and I'd have thought it was just filler medical jargon if I hadn't met someone who actually had that. Fun note: you can't diagnose it with just an MRI like they do in the show. That's Hollywood medicine there. Also, there are only like a few hundred cases of it and it can make you have seizures and yeah. But the clock that Hannibal draw earlier in the episode is something that the person I met did with her doctor. This was just a crazy, crazy episode since it played on fears that my friends have, such as people grabbing you from under the bed and sicko doctors who play god, and with the Dead Like Me connection (crossover?) it's an even more memorable episode.


I want more television like this.
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I've been meaning to start watching Hannibal. :( if only I had more time!

Game of Thrones is back tonight with the Red Wedding!! ^___^ I'm so excited to be distraught y'all.
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Game of Thrones is back tonight with the Red Wedding!! ^___^ I'm so excited to be distraught y'all.
I wasn't ready.

I WASN'T GODDAMN READY.
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Old June 3rd, 2013 (12:27 PM). Edited June 4th, 2013 by Mr Cat Dog.
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Since there is no Eurovision thread this year, I'm going to say here that Greece and Italy's entries were amazing and they deserved something more than 6th and 7th (I think).
And we in Denmark won.

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Can someone give me a good reason to watch Game of Thrones ?
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Can someone give me a good reason to watch Game of Thrones ?
I don't know, to be honest. I basically had to throw myself into Game of Thrones, and I wasn't so fond of it at first because it had so many characters and intersecting storylines, but I got really hooked a few episodes in. I think it has a really addictive value to it, and that is very much credited to the ongoing story and the motivations of the characters.

All things considered though, it's still pretty much a high-fantasy soap opera with a high production value.
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Quote originally posted by Harlequin:
Can someone give me a good reason to watch Game of Thrones ?
All the cool kids are watching it. You want to be cool, right?

I don't see the appeal, really, but Rest's description of it helps me understand why it's such a hit.
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Yeeeeeeeeah, I am not looking forward to that at all. Naomi Watts is very hit-and-miss, I'm not the greatest fan of biopics in general, the team behind the camera don't have the greatest track record. Consider me verrrrrrry sceptical for the moment.
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Biopics are okay if you like the person they're about, or if they happen to be above the cut as far as movies go, but I'm like Cat Dog and not that interested in them so much.

Now, if they would make mocumentary style biopic (biomoc?) about an actual person and then change all the facts then I would be all over that. Do they have things like this already?
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Old June 14th, 2013 (10:29 PM).
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Chances are Naomi Watts is going to be nominated again at the Oscars next year. AMPAS loves biopics. As for myself, I'm not particularly excited for Diana, but I like Watts as an actress and she'll be my main reason to watch.

Anyways, I know the lot of you love Kanye West's music. His new album Yeezus got leaked today, three days before the 18th June release date.



I've listened to it, and it's very much different than his previous albums. I think I'll need a listen-through a few more times, but I freaking love the simplistic production value and clever use with some of the samples. Yeezus feels very in your face and primal. In My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, you can kind of sit back and watch the whole album unfold and blossom, but Yeezus is the opposite. It's relentless. Kind of like punk rock.

Also, it's incredibly short. Probably too short for me.
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Old June 15th, 2013 (10:12 AM).
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Biopics are okay if you like the person they're about
This is my mindset, and Naomi Watts doesn't interest me whatsoever.

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Chances are Naomi Watts is going to be nominated again at the Oscars next year. AMPAS loves biopics.
Yeah, and for reasons I don't understand, especially when it's about those are just flat out uninteresting and lead very ordinary lives that we were probably better off not even learning about. I don't mean to sound exclusionary or harsh with that statement, I would just like biopics more if they weren't overhyped and more and more they're focused on people I show no interest in! :(
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Where do I put in my petition for Tatiana Matlany as Best Actress in a Drama Series for the Emmys?

Do any of you guys watch Orphan Black? Have any of you guys even heard of it? Perfect show. Perfect. After hearing so much buzz online about it, I finally took the bullet and decided to watch it. Now I'm full on obsessed and can't get enough. Tatiana Matlany is probably the most talented and hard working actress on television today.

Wait, let me rephrase that; Tatiana Matlany IS the most talented and hard working actress on television today. I was so happy for her when she beat out a lot of big name actresses at the Critics Choice Television Award last week. The number of people in the crowd who appeared confused and was wondering who even was this woman was priceless!
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I tried watching the first episode of Orphan Black. Couldn't finish it. Wasn't engaged at all. But that, I think, was mostly the writing and story. It seemed like it was trying too hard to be dark and edgy and sexy and boundary-breaking. It reminded me a lot of that Battlestar Galactica spin-off show, Caprica.
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If you're into science fiction dramas (without the cheese) and mystery thrillers, then I'd recommend anyone who stopped watching after the pilot episode to at least try to watch it beyond that before making a final judgement.

The thing about the pilot is that it doesn't introduce all of the other major characters that really are the core and focus of the series ─ with good reason. Once they come in (and it doesn't take long for that to happen) then the show really begins to hit its stride. And the characters that you do meet from the pilot only get better as the series goes along.

I never saw Caprica, so I can't compare, but Orphan Black does manage to find a great balance between being dark and edgy and also being light and comedic with some sexy in between. The writing is actually quite clever and when you think about the intellect of the characters and why they do what they do, it's actually quite amazing how well the writers of the show really know their characters they are writing for and what they are capable of.

You know how some shows have characters and villains that you just don't care about? Well this show makes you interested in all of their characters and what they're up to. And the ones you want to hate, you just really love to hate them instead.

I won't say it's the most original show ever made, because it's not. The premise has been done a number of times before. However, it's the characters, the writing, AND the overdone premise that actually makes this show worth seeing. They take a premise that has been done and transform into something great. There is no show on television right now that's really like it. The BIGGEST selling factor however would be the lead actress, Tatiana Matlany, who I see as a rising star in the future.

I watched it out of all the hype, and I'll say, the hype and buzz the critics and fans are making for this show and the actress aren't overrated as they are for most shows that are so heavily pushed by others. It's actually quite addictive once you get into it.

At the end of the day, all I want to see is Tatiana Matlany making an acceptance speech at the Emmys. Which I hope happens with all the buzz and talk going around for her. Maybe, just maybe, she'll be able to do what the people behind the awards curtains wouldn't let Anna Torv or John Noble do when they were on Fringe.
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Anyways, I know the lot of you love Kanye West's music. His new album Yeezus got leaked today, three days before the 18th June release date.



I've listened to it, and it's very much different than his previous albums. I think I'll need a listen-through a few more times, but I freaking love the simplistic production value and clever use with some of the samples. Yeezus feels very in your face and primal. In My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, you can kind of sit back and watch the whole album unfold and blossom, but Yeezus is the opposite. It's relentless. Kind of like punk rock.

Also, it's incredibly short. Probably too short for me.
I'm on the fence about Yeezus. It's definitely experimental and out there, definitely one of edgier albums to date, but... I'm just not connecting with most of the songs. I love New Slaves, Blood On The Leaves and Hold My Liquor but aside from those, this isn't an album I think I'll be listening to a year from now. I feel like the whole point of the album was to smash me over the head with a bottle of vodka and shock me, but I'm just not feeling it at this point of time. Though, regardless of all this, this is a valiant effort by Yeezy, considering he would have done all of this while Kim K was pregnant and what not.
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Where do I put in my petition for Tatiana Matlany as Best Actress in a Drama Series for the Emmys?

Do any of you guys watch Orphan Black? Have any of you guys even heard of it? Perfect show. Perfect. After hearing so much buzz online about it, I finally took the bullet and decided to watch it. Now I'm full on obsessed and can't get enough. Tatiana Matlany is probably the most talented and hard working actress on television today.

Wait, let me rephrase that; Tatiana Matlany IS the most talented and hard working actress on television today. I was so happy for her when she beat out a lot of big name actresses at the Critics Choice Television Award last week. The number of people in the crowd who appeared confused and was wondering who even was this woman was priceless!
I freaking love you for loving Maslany, m8. I was rooting for her to win at the CCTAs, and I'm gonna root for her again at the TCA Awards. She's given one of the most exciting performances on Orphan Black of the past TV season, playing so many different characters with genuine aplomb. The show itself is pretty great for what it is. I don't know if she'll get the Emmy nomination she deserves since Orphan Black is a genre show, but if she does, I know she's my pick for an Emmy win.

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I'm on the fence about Yeezus. It's definitely experimental and out there, definitely one of edgier albums to date, but... I'm just not connecting with most of the songs. I love New Slaves, Blood On The Leaves and Hold My Liquor but aside from those, this isn't an album I think I'll be listening to a year from now. I feel like the whole point of the album was to smash me over the head with a bottle of vodka and shock me, but I'm just not feeling it at this point of time. Though, regardless of all this, this is a valiant effort by Yeezy, considering he would have done all of this while Kim K was pregnant and what not.
Understandable. He really threw out all the previous styles he carried that was soulful and grandiose, and from what I'm seeing on the Internet, the reception towards this change in style is pretty polarising. I applaud Kanye for trying something new and out there, and I think Yeezus is a fine addition to his already great discography, but after a couple more listens, I don't think I like it as much as his earlier stuff. Maybe it will grow on me (like 808s did), so I don't know.

My favourite tracks were Blood on the Leaves and Bound 2. Fantastic sampling and dat throwback in the latter track.

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Speaking of Yeezus, the track Black Skinhead is featured in this trailer for Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street.



Thoughts? I'm pretty pumped to see a Scorsese-directed, Terence Winter-written comedy.
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I will watch and love anything Leonardo is in <3 So excited to see this, oh my goddddddd
Though the trailer didn't really make clear what the story is about, lol.
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I thought I was going to hate the Wolf of Wall Street trailer based on the premise, but the fact that it's a sort-of comedy has really perked my interest again. Based on Scorsese's recent track record, I imagine the film will end up being worse than the trailer... but still, what a trailer!

And put me on the Maslany love train. I had issues with Orphan Black as a show, but her performance was just dy-no-mite! She's a longshot for Emmy recognition but she definitely deserves it.
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If The Age of Innocence and Hugo are any example, this won't be that bad of a Scorsese film, but then again, all the trailer reminds me of is The Hangover and I can't with that entire series. I'm sure that this is not similar to that whatsoever, but I get nothing different from any of that trailer, especially 1:30 and on.
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