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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-26-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,825
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: 24,983
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: 13
Views: 448
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: 93
Views: 2,825
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: 346
Views: 4,514
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: 93
Views: 2,825
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: 346
Views: 4,514
Posted By gwsat
Show off. :)

Show off. :)
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-22-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 4,514
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: 280
Views: 10,731
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: 346
Views: 4,514
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: 6
Views: 207
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: 346
Views: 4,514
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: 49
Views: 1,724
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
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Views: 312,107
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: 468
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: 528
Views: 16,563
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: 150
Views: 4,795
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...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-16-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,825
Posted By gwsat
There is no real "twist" it seems to me. I...

There is no real "twist" it seems to me. I suggest that to get the most out of the film you should accept going in that both Amy and Nick Dunne are sorry excuses for human beings. Then, relax and...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-15-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,825
Posted By gwsat
The Academy seemed to admire Rosamund Pike's...

The Academy seemed to admire Rosamund Pike's performance as much as I did. They gave her a Best Actress nom for her performance in Gone girl, although the film got passed over for Best Picture, as...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-14-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,825
Posted By gwsat
Really glad you enjoyed it too. Your money was...

Really glad you enjoyed it too. Your money was well spent, it seems to me. As I made clear in several earlier posts, I think Fincher's film is a classic and Rosamund Pike's performance as Amy the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-14-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,795
Posted By gwsat
I loved this week's episode. Thought the...

I loved this week's episode. Thought the assassination of Agent Krzeminski was an interesting development. Also thought the way the boss, Dooley, jumped to the conclusion that Krzeminski must have...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-12-2015, 01:57 PM
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Views: 64,748
Posted By gwsat
Hell, wait until you remember everything about...

Hell, wait until you remember everything about what happened 30 years ago and nothing about yesterday. :)
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-08-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,795
Posted By gwsat
Fixed it for you. :) Clearly your definition of...

Fixed it for you. :) Clearly your definition of an "ensemble cast" differs markedly from my own. Star vehicles have ensemble casts too unless, of course, it's a one person show. Look up "ensemble"...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-07-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,905
Posted By gwsat
Saw The Equalizer BD last week and loved every...

Saw The Equalizer BD last week and loved every minute of it. As Ralph indicated in his review, it is not only a wonderful film, its audio and video are wonderful too. I always expect a lot out of...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-07-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 954
Posted By gwsat
My daughter rented the Boyhood BD yesterday and...

My daughter rented the Boyhood BD yesterday and kindly gave it to me to watch yesterday afternoon so that she and her husband could see it last night. (Our houses are only 5 minutes apart.)

I made...
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