Netflix Watch Instantly: Gems and Finds - Page 110 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 27Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #3271 of 3342 Old 08-13-2014, 08:01 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Mr.G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,464
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
Liked: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobpaule View Post
Here is some good Ellis Island early 20th century period tragic cinema, touched a special note with me as an immigrant to this country married to a Pole, I rated it 5 stars:




http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/The-Imm...1?trkid=222336
Sorry Bob, this movie isn't for everyone. My wife and I found it dark, strange and depressing. It's less about Ellis Island and more about:

Quote:
In 1921, unfortunate circumstances drive newly arrived immigrant Ewa into a life of prostitution, and a complex, volatile relationship with two men - her conflicted pimp and his romantic cousin.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Movies

Mr.G is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #3272 of 3342 Old 08-13-2014, 11:40 AM
Advanced Member
 
ggsantafe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Solar Powered in the Land of Enchantment
Posts: 694
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Liked: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post
Sorry Bob, this movie isn't for everyone. My wife and I found it dark, strange and depressing. It's less about Ellis Island and more about:
I agree - I thought that it was a very muddled production with a cumbersome plot - some realistic scenery and clothing, but otherwise not worth the viewing time.

ggsantafe is offline  
post #3273 of 3342 Old 08-13-2014, 11:58 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
mgkdragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Illinois, East of St Louis
Posts: 10,685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 235 Post(s)
Liked: 617
Quote:
Originally Posted by ggsantafe View Post
I agree - I thought that it was a very muddled production with a cumbersome plot - some realistic scenery and clothing, but otherwise not worth the viewing time.
We made it about 1/2 way thru and then moved on to something else in the Q ..

Uncle Willie



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
mgkdragn is offline  
post #3274 of 3342 Old 08-13-2014, 02:52 PM
AVS Special Member
 
andyross63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Posts: 2,700
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked: 34
Not a great movie, but The Nut Job is available for streaming.

Need help with your Motorola DVR? Check the Wikibook:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
andyross63 is offline  
post #3275 of 3342 Old 08-13-2014, 03:18 PM
AVS Special Member
 
mailiang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Springsteen Country
Posts: 6,718
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 168 Post(s)
Liked: 328
Quote:
Originally Posted by andyross63 View Post
Not a great movie, but The Nut Job is available for streaming.
Yabba dabba doo!


Ian
mgkdragn likes this.

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice you give to others

mailiang is offline  
post #3276 of 3342 Old 08-13-2014, 03:35 PM
AVS Special Member
 
reddice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 1,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 171 Post(s)
Liked: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by andyross63 View Post
Not a great movie, but The Nut Job is available for streaming.
Thanks I will check it out soon.

Earthlink Standard powered by Time Warner Cable Brooklyn.
ASUS RT-N66W Router 374.43 (Merlin Build) using OpenDNS.
Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV 3, Roku 3, Sony PS3 Slim, Sony PS4 all Wired. Chromecast Wireless.
Cats are the best pets.
reddice is offline  
post #3277 of 3342 Old 08-14-2014, 05:40 AM
AVS Special Member
 
pbarach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 2,529
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Liked: 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by cajieboy View Post
I liked Band of Brothers, and even got their special tin boxed-set somewhere around the house. It's a story of the 101st Division, which I believe are based in Clarksville, TN. The first few episodes involving Schwimmer were the training camp episodes and not too exciting. Keep watching as the story gets more involved and the events heat-up. BTW, this is a true story w/recreations of actual events, people, etc.
http://www.campbell.army.mil/units/1...s/default.aspx

AT&T U-Verse Northeast Ohio

Denon x4000, Samsung LED TV, B&W 704 mains, two M&K subwoofers, Oppo 103, etc.
pbarach is offline  
post #3278 of 3342 Old 08-14-2014, 09:50 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
mgkdragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Illinois, East of St Louis
Posts: 10,685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 235 Post(s)
Liked: 617
Redwood Highway
http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70297798?trkid=13641790

Uncle Willie



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
mgkdragn is offline  
post #3279 of 3342 Old 08-14-2014, 02:49 PM
AVS Special Member
 
andyross63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Posts: 2,700
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by reddice View Post
Thanks I will check it out soon.
I should say it's a 'Find', but not necessarily a 'Gem'.

Need help with your Motorola DVR? Check the Wikibook:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
andyross63 is offline  
post #3280 of 3342 Old 08-14-2014, 03:49 PM
AVS Special Member
 
pbarach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 2,529
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Liked: 92
"Hidden" is a 4-part British conspiracy-crime show starring Philip Glenister. Yipes, what a waste of time. When I got to the end, I thought that there MUST be another episode to go, but no---there are only four, and the whole story is as inconclusive as that last episode of Seinfeld. The acting, photography, script, everything--it's all a couple of notches below mediocre. I'd just finished watching Salamander, a far superior conspiracy show from Belgium that is being broadcast now in Season 2 (Netflix has the first season).

AT&T U-Verse Northeast Ohio

Denon x4000, Samsung LED TV, B&W 704 mains, two M&K subwoofers, Oppo 103, etc.
pbarach is offline  
post #3281 of 3342 Old 08-14-2014, 04:39 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
michaeltscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Posts: 16,804
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 397 Post(s)
Liked: 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbarach View Post
"Hidden" is a 4-part British conspiracy-crime show starring Philip Glenister. Yipes, what a waste of time. When I got to the end, I thought that there MUST be another episode to go, but no---there are only four, and the whole story is as inconclusive as that last episode of Seinfeld. The acting, photography, script, everything--it's all a couple of notches below mediocre. I'd just finished watching Salamander, a far superior conspiracy show from Belgium that is being broadcast now in Season 2 (Netflix has the first season).

This seems like a dud, not a "gem" or a "find".

Mike Scott (XBL: MikeHellion, PSN: MarcHellion)

"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
" -- hookbill
michaeltscott is online now  
post #3282 of 3342 Old 08-14-2014, 05:00 PM
Member
 
larryccf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbarach View Post
"Hidden" is a 4-part British conspiracy-crime show starring Philip Glenister. Yipes, what a waste of time. When I got to the end, I thought that there MUST be another episode to go, but no---there are only four, and the whole story is as inconclusive as that last episode of Seinfeld. The acting, photography, script, everything--it's all a couple of notches below mediocre. I'd just finished watching Salamander, a far superior conspiracy show from Belgium that is being broadcast now in Season 2 (Netflix has the first season).
I'LL be watching for the 2nd season of salamander to show up - first was 4 starts, low budget but well executed

plus i did some business in belguim (Liege) for about 10 years - best advice i got from a belgium was that even the newstand vendor does nothing that isn't machiavelian.

'A good police force is one which catches more crooks than it employs.' quote, Sir Robert Mark, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police UK
larryccf is offline  
post #3283 of 3342 Old 08-14-2014, 05:17 PM
AVS Special Member
 
pbarach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 2,529
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Liked: 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post
This seems like a dud, not a "gem" or a "find".
It was a negative gem, that's for sure.

AT&T U-Verse Northeast Ohio

Denon x4000, Samsung LED TV, B&W 704 mains, two M&K subwoofers, Oppo 103, etc.
pbarach is offline  
post #3284 of 3342 Old 08-14-2014, 05:21 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
michaeltscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Posts: 16,804
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 397 Post(s)
Liked: 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbarach View Post
It was a negative gem, that's for sure.
A "rock", perhaps ?

Mike Scott (XBL: MikeHellion, PSN: MarcHellion)

"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
" -- hookbill
michaeltscott is online now  
post #3285 of 3342 Old 08-15-2014, 06:51 AM
AVS Special Member
 
iamian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Burbank, CA
Posts: 1,044
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbarach View Post
It was a negative gem, that's for sure.
Probably more like petrified cow dung.


iamian is offline  
post #3286 of 3342 Old 08-15-2014, 11:27 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Brian Conrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Martinez, CA, USA
Posts: 4,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 119 Post(s)
Liked: 118
"Southcliffe" is very similar in that it really doesn't resolve anything but it is well produced. I wonder if HBO will let Netflix show the two seasons of Channel 4's "Utopia". Apparently what HBO is going to do will be a bit different.
Brian Conrad is offline  
post #3287 of 3342 Old 08-15-2014, 12:02 PM
AVS Club Gold
 
Keenan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 28,279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 332 Post(s)
Liked: 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post
"Southcliffe" is very similar in that it really doesn't resolve anything but it is well produced. I wonder if HBO will let Netflix show the two seasons of Channel 4's "Utopia". Apparently what HBO is going to do will be a bit different.
"Where is Jessica Hyde?


You think maybe HBO will have locked up the streaming rights to prevent Netflix from showing it?

I'll be getting the Series 2 BD from Amazon UK, the cinematography in this show alone is worth the purchase, just spectacular.
Keenan is offline  
post #3288 of 3342 Old 08-15-2014, 12:25 PM
AVS Special Member
 
pbarach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 2,529
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Liked: 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post
"Southcliffe" is very similar in that it really doesn't resolve anything but it is well produced. I wonder if HBO will let Netflix show the two seasons of Channel 4's "Utopia". Apparently what HBO is going to do will be a bit different.
I'm glad you said that about Southcliffe--I'm taking it off my watchlist.

AT&T U-Verse Northeast Ohio

Denon x4000, Samsung LED TV, B&W 704 mains, two M&K subwoofers, Oppo 103, etc.
pbarach is offline  
post #3289 of 3342 Old 08-15-2014, 12:27 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
mgkdragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Illinois, East of St Louis
Posts: 10,685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 235 Post(s)
Liked: 617
Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings
http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/80003168?trkid=13641790

Uncle Willie



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
mgkdragn is offline  
post #3290 of 3342 Old 08-15-2014, 02:30 PM
AVS Special Member
 
andyross63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Posts: 2,700
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbarach View Post
It was a negative gem, that's for sure.
Maybe there should be a new thread. Netflix Don't Watch Instantly: Rocks and Garbage
reddice likes this.

Need help with your Motorola DVR? Check the Wikibook:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
andyross63 is offline  
post #3291 of 3342 Old 08-16-2014, 01:26 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Brian Conrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Martinez, CA, USA
Posts: 4,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 119 Post(s)
Liked: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keenan View Post
"Where is Jessica Hyde?


You think maybe HBO will have locked up the streaming rights to prevent Netflix from showing it?
Well HBO didn't lock up the season one BD. It is region free and available on Amazon.com. Problem is that some folks said it still wouldn't play on their BD player. Mainly Sony players and that is what I have.
Brian Conrad is offline  
post #3292 of 3342 Old 08-16-2014, 03:28 PM
AVS Special Member
 
mailiang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Springsteen Country
Posts: 6,718
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 168 Post(s)
Liked: 328
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post
Well HBO didn't lock up the season one BD. It is region free and available on Amazon.com. Problem is that some folks said it still wouldn't play on their BD player. Mainly Sony players and that is what I have.
Get a Panasonic.

Ian

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice you give to others

mailiang is offline  
post #3293 of 3342 Old 08-16-2014, 03:37 PM
AVS Club Gold
 
Keenan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 28,279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 332 Post(s)
Liked: 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post
Well HBO didn't lock up the season one BD. It is region free and available on Amazon.com. Problem is that some folks said it still wouldn't play on their BD player. Mainly Sony players and that is what I have.
Which version?

The 2 disc version or the 1 disc version? I have the 2 disc version and although I have an all region Oppo I did set it to region A to see if it would play and it does, in fact that first used listing is mine that I'm selling, it was originally purchased from Amazon UK.
Keenan is offline  
post #3294 of 3342 Old 08-16-2014, 03:39 PM
AVS Club Gold
 
Keenan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 28,279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 332 Post(s)
Liked: 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by mailiang View Post
Get a Panasonic.

Ian
Nope, get an Oppo!
Keenan is offline  
post #3295 of 3342 Old 08-16-2014, 04:34 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Brian Conrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Martinez, CA, USA
Posts: 4,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 119 Post(s)
Liked: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keenan View Post
Which version?

The 2 disc version or the 1 disc version? I have the 2 disc version and although I have an all region Oppo I did set it to region A to see if it would play and it does, in fact that first used listing is mine that I'm selling, it was originally purchased from Amazon UK.
The 1 disc if you scroll down to the bottom has a link to forum reports of playback problems. The 2 disc version does not.
Brian Conrad is offline  
post #3296 of 3342 Old 08-16-2014, 05:13 PM
AVS Club Gold
 
Keenan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 28,279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 332 Post(s)
Liked: 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post
The 1 disc if you scroll down to the bottom has a link to forum reports of playback problems. The 2 disc version does not.
Yeah, the listings for that release are a bit confusing, something that is not uncommon at all on Amazon, especially with all of their different outlets around the world.

So, the 2 disc plays okay on a Sony?
Keenan is offline  
post #3297 of 3342 Old 08-16-2014, 05:58 PM
Member
 
larryccf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Liked: 13
just watched first four episodes of "Low Winter Sun" - got to recommend it, kind of "gritty" but well executed. Basic story line evolves around two detectives who murder another detective who's dirty but about to meet with internal affairs.

The two detectives actually remind me of a couple of cops i knew - kind of dark along the lines of The Killing" but moves a bit faster

fwiw

'A good police force is one which catches more crooks than it employs.' quote, Sir Robert Mark, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police UK
larryccf is offline  
post #3298 of 3342 Old 08-16-2014, 09:29 PM
AVS Special Member
 
mailiang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Springsteen Country
Posts: 6,718
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 168 Post(s)
Liked: 328
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keenan View Post
Nope, get an Oppo!
All I can tell you, is that I've have two Panasonic BD players, both are 4 years old, and unless it was defective, I have never had a problem playing any disc. (And I rent a lot of discs.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by larryccf View Post
just watched first four episodes of "Low Winter Sun" - got to recommend it, kind of "gritty" but well executed. Basic story line evolves around two detectives who murder another detective who's dirty but about to meet with internal affairs.

The two detectives actually remind me of a couple of cops i knew - kind of dark along the lines of The Killing" but moves a bit faster

fwiw
Unfortunately, the show has been cancelled after the first season.


Ian

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice you give to others

mailiang is offline  
post #3299 of 3342 Old 08-18-2014, 11:26 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Brian Conrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Martinez, CA, USA
Posts: 4,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 119 Post(s)
Liked: 118
I liked "Drones" though some folks didn't because they were probably expecting an action movie but it is based on a stage play and more about the moral implications of being a drone pilot.
Brian Conrad is offline  
post #3300 of 3342 Old 08-19-2014, 04:06 PM
Member
 
larryccf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Liked: 13
not exactly a hidden gem but i couldn't find any mention of it - "Chuck" - a farsical comedy , storyline centers on a pair of US agents (CIA & NSA) and a geek computer repair tech. Actually pretty funny and tightly scripted - wife and i have gotten into the habit of watching one or two episodes to lighten the evening. The female CIA agent is definitely easy on the eyes.

No heavy lifting required watch this, but it will draw some laughs and ran 2007 thru 2011, so there are 5 years of episodes

fwiw

'A good police force is one which catches more crooks than it employs.' quote, Sir Robert Mark, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police UK

Last edited by larryccf; 08-20-2014 at 06:55 AM.
larryccf is offline  
Reply Video Download Services & Hardware

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off