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post #2131 of 3052
Speaking of Red Dog. Red, about a guy's dog that gets killed by punk kids. Pretty good flick with Brian Cox as the lead.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0972883/
post #2132 of 3052
I see that Netflix has a promo up and trailers for "House of Cards" which debuts this Friday. Funny thing is that even the trailer wants the Silverlight plugin for Linux which would be Moonlight but the latest update of Firefox killed the plugin I had and says there is no update. Sometimes I don't think it is DRM issues but backroom finagling by Microsoft to keep Linux from being more of a competition.
post #2133 of 3052
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I see that Netflix has a promo up and trailers for "House of Cards" which debuts this Friday. Funny thing is that even the trailer wants the Silverlight plugin for Linux which would be Moonlight but the latest update of Firefox killed the plugin I had and says there is no update. Sometimes I don't think it is DRM issues but backroom finagling by Microsoft to keep Linux from being more of a competition.

The British original of House of Cards was one of the most brilliant TV shows I have ever seen, with marvelous acting by easily a dozen of the principals, tight writing and editing. Don't miss it, whether or not you watch the Kevin Spacey Americanized remake.
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Things are looking up for AMC. I just wish they hadn't killed off Dominique McElligott.



Ian.
post #2135 of 3052
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Unfortunately AMC, which is new to the world of producing media, has put the third season on hold. Apparently they couldn't come to terms with the producer and now they have to find a new one. rolleyes.gif As I posted earlier, they were ready to retire The Killing, last year, but due to pressure from viewers and with the help of Fox Television, were able to work out an exclusivity agreement with Netflix, in return for sharing production costs. It's third season is currently in post production and will start filming next month.



Ian
Was there really pressure from the viewers? That show seemed pretty universally disliked.
post #2136 of 3052
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Was there really pressure from the viewers? That show seemed pretty universally disliked.


Seriously? The show received 6 Emmy nominations for the first season. However, ratings for the second season dropped which was mainly due to the fact that the writers failed to resolve the mystery. Viewers wrote and tweeted complaints that they didn't want to be cheated out of a resolution, which obviously would have been the case if the show was cancelled. The murder will be solved this season which will hopefully put the show back on track.



Ian wink.gif
Edited by mailiang - 1/29/13 at 9:45pm
post #2137 of 3052
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Was there really pressure from the viewers? That show seemed pretty universally disliked.

I admit to being one of the few, the proud, that actually really did like the show .. sorry, I just had to admit it to someone .. wink.gif
post #2138 of 3052
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I admit to being one of the few, the proud, that actually really did like the show .. sorry, I just had to admit it to someone .. wink.gif

Totally with you, LOVE The Killing.

The lack of resolving the murder didn't bother me in the slightest. That is one small factor that in my opinion had relatively little to do with the meaning coming out of all the situations surrounding the case. To my mind, solving the murder is not at all the point of the show.

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post #2139 of 3052
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Totally with you, LOVE The Killing.

The lack of resolving the murder didn't bother me in the slightest. That is one small factor that in my opinion had relatively little to do with the meaning coming out of all the situations surrounding the case. To my mind, solving the murder is not at all the point of the show.

smile.gif

The non resolution of the killer at the end of Season One bothered me briefly .. but it did not detract from my enjoyment of the show .. the ensemble acting / the dark and rainy locale / Linden and Holders chemistry / the whole cast in general ..

Compared to some of the yearly crap we get on network, "The Killing" was caviar ..

Donning my Flame Suit now .. wink.gif
Edited by mgkdragn - 1/30/13 at 3:08pm
post #2140 of 3052
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The non resolution of the killer at the end of Season One bothered me briefly .. but it did not detract from my enjoyment of the show .. the ensemble acting / the dark and rainy locale / Linden and Holders chemistry / the whole cast in general ..

Compared to some of the yearly crap we get on network, "The Killing" was caviar ..

Donning my Flame Suit now .. wink.gif


I agree. Unfortunately there are many viewers that become restless when there isn't any closure. What is unique about the show was that each episode occurs in one day. Most murder mystery's aren't solved in two weeks, the length of a season. Personally, I have found that the only other serial on TV that matched the performances in the Killing recently, is Homeland, which ran off with the Golden Globe awards and the Emmys.


Ian wink.gif
post #2141 of 3052
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

Seriously? The show received 6 Emmy nominations for the first season. However, ratings for the second season dropped which was mainly due to the fact that the writers failed to resolve the mystery. Viewers wrote and tweeted complaints that they didn't want to be cheated out of a resolution, which obviously would have been the case if the show was cancelled. The murder will be solved this season which will hopefully put the show back on track.



Ian wink.gif
Wait...they still didn't resolve the murder by the end of season 2? I watched the first season and liked the show for a while, before gradually losing interest, especially with the ending. I can't believe they drew it out for another full season. Anyway, it wasn't so much the lack of resolution as the constant red herrings in every episode. But it's just one person's opinion and I did like parts of the show. It just disappointed me.
Edited by met_fan - 1/30/13 at 7:34pm
post #2142 of 3052
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Wait...they still didn't resolve the murder by the end of season 2? I watched the first season and liked the show for a while, before gradually losing interest, especially with the ending. I can't believe they drew it out for another full season. Anyway, it wasn't so much the lack of resolution as the constant red herrings in every episode. But it's just one person's opinion and I did like parts of the show. It just disappointed me.

Even though it doesn't need to be I'll use spoiler brackets. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Yes, the murder was resolved by the end of season 2. The next season coming(series 3) will be a new case.

Edited by keenan - 1/31/13 at 9:28am
post #2143 of 3052
You guys are "Killing" me! Please, no more spoilers. I have season 2 recorded but haven't watched it yet.

Back on topic:
I really liked Hugo .
post #2144 of 3052
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You guys are "Killing" me! Please, no more spoilers. I have season 2 recorded but haven't watched it yet.

Back on topic:
I really liked Hugo .

Once a show has aired, discussion is no longer considered a spoiler ..
post #2145 of 3052
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Originally Posted by Ken.F View Post

You guys are "Killing" me! Please, no more spoilers. I have season 2 recorded but haven't watched it yet.

Back on topic:
I really liked Hugo .

Sorry about that, but as mgkdragn notes, once something has aired it's free game. That said, since Netflix is becoming a service that more and more people use to "cut-the-cord" of traditional cable TV I suppose it's not a lot to ask that we don't discuss specific plot points in a thread about Netflix streaming.

I went ahead and spoiler-ized my response above.
post #2146 of 3052
Dragonslayer, the classic Disney/Paramount fantasy film is available in HD. It's a really poor transfer though, one of the worst ones I've seen on Netflix, but it's such a good movie it's worth suffering through if you like this sort of thing.
post #2147 of 3052
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Sorry about that, but as mgkdragn notes, once something has aired it's free game.

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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Once a show has aired, discussion is no longer considered a spoiler ..

That rule only pertains to the thread whose topic is the show; if someone opens that thread it's reasonable to expect to find discussion of the aired episodes. No such reasonable expectation here. If people begin to discuss details of these "gems" and "finds" it's only polite to wrap that in spoilers.

You wouldn't want someone to post that a movie they saw was great and then start asking open questions about the plot to anyone else who might have seen it. Spoilerizing it would make it okay ("BTW, if anyone's seen it, I was left with some questions: *spoiler*").
post #2148 of 3052
What happens if a thread about finding films on Netflix Instant becomes a spoiler FAQ?
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Dragonslayer, the classic Disney/Paramount fantasy film is available in HD. It's a really poor transfer though, one of the worst ones I've seen on Netflix, but it's such a good movie it's worth suffering through if you like this sort of thing.

Great movie.
post #2150 of 3052
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Originally Posted by Ken.F View Post

You guys are "Killing" me! Please, no more spoilers. I have season 2 recorded but haven't watched it yet.

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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Sorry about that, but as mgkdragn notes, once something has aired it's free game. That said, since Netflix is becoming a service that more and more people use to "cut-the-cord" of traditional cable TV I suppose it's not a lot to ask that we don't discuss specific plot points in a thread about Netflix streaming.

I went ahead and spoiler-ized my response above.

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That rule only pertains to the thread whose topic is the show; if someone opens that thread it's reasonable to expect to find discussion of the aired episodes. No such reasonable expectation here. If people begin to discuss details of these "gems" and "finds" it's only polite to wrap that in spoilers.

You wouldn't want someone to post that a movie they saw was great and then start asking open questions about the plot to anyone else who might have seen it. Spoilerizing it would make it okay ("BTW, if anyone's seen it, I was left with some questions: *spoiler*").


I've only seen the first two episodes of the second season. Since they've decided to air a third season, it is a widely known fact that the murder wasn't solved, which was the point in the first place.


Ian wink.gif
post #2151 of 3052
I didn't mean to get everyone riled up about spoilers. I guess I should use more smileys in my posts. rolleyes.gifeek.gifwink.gifsmile.gif

PS biggrin.gif
post #2152 of 3052
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I didn't mean to get everyone riled up about spoilers. I guess I should use more smileys in my posts. rolleyes.gifeek.gifwink.gifsmile.gif

PS biggrin.gif


You can always borrow one of mine!







Cheers!

Ian
post #2153 of 3052
Wanted to chime in, not sure if these have been mentioned but...

The Killing Jar - Late one night in a diner, seven people listen to a radio report of the slaughter of a nearby family. When a shifty man enters, he's immediately a suspect, but as tensions mount, some begin to believe he's not the predator the others think he is.

Exam - Eight applicants being tested for a plum job with a bio-engineering firm try to stay one jump ahead of the competition in this psychological thriller.

Bedevilled - Selfish clerk Hae-won agrees to visit an old friend, Bok-nam, on a remote island, where she discovers that Bok-nam serves as a slave to the other residents. But after tragedy strikes, Bok-nam seeks vengeance against all of her oppressors.
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post #2155 of 3052
It went up at midnight this morning.... first episode is free to everybody.

Was curious where the discussion of this was going to happen.... it could be here and also could be with all the other tv shows in hdtv programming. Also since the whole season is up now curious to know how to handle spoilers for those that have not watched it at all.
post #2156 of 3052
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It went up at midnight this morning.... first episode is free to everybody.

What does that mean? Is there anything on Netflix which isn't "free" to all subscribers? Can people who don't subscribe watch it somehow?
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Was curious where the discussion of this was going to happen.... it could be here and also could be with all the other tv shows in hdtv programming. Also since the whole season is up now curious to know how to handle spoilers for those that have not watched it at all.

It shouldn't be "here", if by "here" you mean this thread, which isn't for detailed discussion of titles, just for making people aware of ones you've enjoyed. I wonder if someone has created a thread for it in HDTV Programming? Was there one for Lilyhammer? I don't know how you'd protect from spoilers in that thread. Perhaps it should be "read at your own risk if you haven't watched the whole series".
post #2157 of 3052
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

What does that mean? Is there anything on Netflix which isn't "free" to all subscribers? Can people who don't subscribe watch it somehow?
It shouldn't be "here", if by "here" you mean this thread, which isn't for detailed discussion of titles, just for making people aware of ones you've enjoyed. I wonder if someone has created a thread for it in HDTV Programming? Was there one for Lilyhammer? I don't know how you'd protect from spoilers in that thread. Perhaps it should be "read at your own risk if you haven't watched the whole series".

http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/1/3940906/netflix-streaming-first-hour-of-house-of-cards-for-free

I dont know.... no offense to lilyhammer but this is a whole different deal compared to that. This series does seem like it will warrant discussion and have enough viewers to justify that.
post #2158 of 3052
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I dont know.... no offense to lilyhammer but this is a whole different deal compared to that. This series does seem like it will warrant discussion and have enough viewers to justify that.

It may or may not ultimately be more popular, but it's the same in that it's a series produced by Netflix, all of the episodes for a season of which became available simultaneously. That's why I asked whether there was a thread created for that, wondering how that thread handled people watching the series at different rates. I've personally run through whole seasons of these 13-or-fewer-episodes-per-season things in a week or less if I was enjoying it.

That article that you linked just said that the first episode is somehow available, offering no more explanation of that than you did (except implying that XBL Silver members can install and run the Netflix app to watch it, presumably without subscribing to Netflix, but that just helps Xbox owners).

EDIT: I see how it works; if I log out of my Netflix account and go to netflix.com/houseofcards it will display its series page and will run the web player to stream the first episode. If I mouse over any of the other episodes it pops up "start your free trial to watch this episode". Not that it should concern any of us, since if you're looking at this thread you probably are a subscriber. I was just curious smile.gif.
post #2159 of 3052
They sent this email to their streaming subscribers with a link to House Of Cards.







Ian
post #2160 of 3052
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Originally Posted by synistr View Post

Wanted to chime in, not sure if these have been mentioned but...

The Killing Jar - Late one night in a diner, seven people listen to a radio report of the slaughter of a nearby family. When a shifty man enters, he's immediately a suspect, but as tensions mount, some begin to believe he's not the predator the others think he is.

Exam - Eight applicants being tested for a plum job with a bio-engineering firm try to stay one jump ahead of the competition in this psychological thriller.

Bedevilled - Selfish clerk Hae-won agrees to visit an old friend, Bok-nam, on a remote island, where she discovers that Bok-nam serves as a slave to the other residents. But after tragedy strikes, Bok-nam seeks vengeance against all of her oppressors.

I second Bedevilled, excellent movie. It's the first movie I gave 4 stars to in a while.
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