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Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-29-2015, 12:23 PM
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Thanks. Like you, I use the Netflix app on my...

Thanks. Like you, I use the Netflix app on my TiVo instead of the 103 because the TiVo is the device i use most often in my home theater. Also, I use a Yamaha RX-V3900 as my primary sound...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-29-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 44,221
Posted By gwsat
I suspect that was Andy Greenwald. He wrote a...

I suspect that was Andy Greenwald. He wrote a laudatory review of The Americans in a recent Grantland (http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/the-americans-season-3-fx-best-show-on-television/)...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-29-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,152
Posted By gwsat
Couldn't agree more. The only time Carter's male...

Couldn't agree more. The only time Carter's male coworkers aren't boring is when they are obnoxious. We do indeed need more of the girls and less of the male chauvinist pigs.
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-28-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By gwsat
The history nerds are up in arms about the many...

The history nerds are up in arms about the many historical inaccuracies in this wonderful miniseries. As usual, they fail to understand that the goal of popular entertainment is to entertain and so...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   01-27-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 312,715
Posted By gwsat
All of the Swedish films were filled with great...

All of the Swedish films were filled with great performances. Noomi Rapace was riveting as Lisbeth but I liked the guy who played her creepy father almost as much. The actress who played Mikael...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-27-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,465
Posted By gwsat
I cut Gotham slack, which I wouldn't cut for a...

I cut Gotham slack, which I wouldn't cut for a non Big Four network show. Those guys march to a different and, more often than not, inferior drummer. Despite its frequent silliness, though, I have...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-27-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,070
Posted By gwsat
Fincher's stuff resonates with me as much as the...

Fincher's stuff resonates with me as much as the Coen brothers' work does, which is to say it resonates a lot. I guess that's why I liked Gone Girl as much as No Country for Old Men.

Despite...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-27-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 19,019
Posted By gwsat
I loved, loved, loved this week's episode. As...

I loved, loved, loved this week's episode. As has already been noted here, the fight scene between Nola and Kai's nerdy enforcer, Clay, was crazy intense. Nola was lethal but I figured she was...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-26-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,070
Posted By gwsat
I thought Gone Girl was often very funny,...

I thought Gone Girl was often very funny, although darkly so. Thus, I categorized it as a "black comedy," albeit one that is very different from more typical examples of black comedy. Flynn's...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-26-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 25,232
Posted By gwsat
I have now watched the first three episodes of...

I have now watched the first three episodes of Series 5 on PBS and I too have failed to see any difference in either black levels or overall PQ from earlier years.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-26-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By gwsat
Thats the best two bucks you will ever spend. ...

Thats the best two bucks you will ever spend. Both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto's Oscars were richly deserved. In my estimation the film would have been a better choice for the Best Picture...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-26-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,070
Posted By gwsat
Gone Girl is certainly not for all tastes. Nick...

Gone Girl is certainly not for all tastes. Nick and Amy Dunne are thoroughly despicable people and many of those they interact with are little if any better. I understand why many viewers, like you,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-24-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 5,422
Posted By gwsat
That's neat. An old friend and long time client...

That's neat. An old friend and long time client flew P-51s in WW-II. He was shot down by the Japanese over mainland China but was rescued by the Chinese Communists and smuggled back to friendly...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-24-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,070
Posted By gwsat
Believe it or not, the Academy passed over both...

Believe it or not, the Academy passed over both the film for Best Picture and Fincher for Best Director. Because of its controversial (to say the least) nature, I can't say that the Academy's...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-24-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 5,422
Posted By gwsat
Show off. :)

Show off. :)
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-22-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 5,422
Posted By gwsat
oink -- First, I agree that the Tesla is a...

oink -- First, I agree that the Tesla is a startlingly beautiful sedan. Nevertheless, seeing and listening to a Ferrari 458 is a religious experience. :)
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-22-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 11,465
Posted By gwsat
The show looks and sounds great, one of the best...

The show looks and sounds great, one of the best on television but it does need a little help in the writing department. I've been able to live with most of the over the top comic book silliness of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-22-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 5,422
Posted By gwsat
I agree. Although I admire the Tesla, it isn't...

I agree. Although I admire the Tesla, it isn't truly comparable to the race bred Ferrari 458. For example, it appears the Tesla Model S sells for less that $100,000, although the massive battery...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-18-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By gwsat
Just finished watching Series 2 of The Fall this...

Just finished watching Series 2 of The Fall this evening. To call it "dark" would understate the case. I thought that Gillian Anderson, as the bitch goddess ice queen senior cop, was wonderful and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-18-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 5,422
Posted By gwsat
Can't explain why I had overlooked the 2015 F1...

Can't explain why I had overlooked the 2015 F1 thread until now, 237 posts in, so I won't try. Anyway, I'm glad to be aboard at long last,
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-18-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,868
Posted By gwsat
I have a completely different point of view. ...

I have a completely different point of view. Knowledge is power so I think it is important to at least sample what the critics are saying about a film I am interested in. I trust my own judgment...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   01-18-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 312,715
Posted By gwsat
Amen! i was blown away by The Honourable Woman...

Amen! i was blown away by The Honourable Woman and Maggie Gyllenhaal's performance in it. She was wonderful.

Speaking of wonderful, I am now watching The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson as a...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-16-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 472
Posted By gwsat
I saw The Imitation Game today and loved it. It...

I saw The Imitation Game today and loved it. It is an exciting, well told story about a historically important but tragic genius. From what I could tell, none of the liberties it took with its...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-16-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 17,044
Posted By gwsat
I saw Milius this evening and really enjoyed it. ...

I saw Milius this evening and really enjoyed it. Although John Milius' whose work as a writer and director have been forgotten by many, he is nonetheless a bigger than life character in more ways...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-16-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,152
Posted By gwsat
I think you have put your finger on the show's...

I think you have put your finger on the show's appeal. It effectively captures the look and style of '30s and '40s noir films. On the down side, like all Marvel based stuff, it is loud, dumb, and...
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