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Just found out that Season 3 of "Lilyhammer" will become available on November 21.
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Just found out that Season 3 of "Lilyhammer" will become available on November 21.
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I just watched Zatoichi - The Blind Swordsman. It was pretty grand.

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When I put in the queue it was 4+ stars. Folks not into subtitles probably downed it a bit.
I know what you mean. Lots of folks don't like a subtitled movie. I think they are missing out on a lot of great foreign flicks. When I first watched "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo", I inadvertently ordered the original Swedish version with foreign actors & subtitles. Later, I rented the the newer English version of Dragon Tattoo with Daniel Craig in the male lead. I like Daniel Craig, but still I have to say that I liked the original Swedish version of the movie better.
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I like Daniel Craig, but still I have to say that I liked the original Swedish version of the movie better.
I thought that both versions were good; the English version was pretty faithful to the Swedish. It brought a good story to people who abhor subtitles.

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Very happy about this

'Longmire' Picked up for a 10-Episode Fourth Season by Netflix
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"Caught in the Web" will give you an idea of how lavish life is in China these days. It's about a young woman who refuses to give her bus seat up to an older man and is caught on a phone camera video which gets broadcasts on an evening TV show. Though listed as a drama it becomes a bit of a dark comedy.
I watched this movie and enjoyed it.

Another way of looking at it ......is how a persons life can be destroyed in today's world of video camera's and how the media plays a big part in it ,just to get hits on their website.

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This was pretty good.

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To give his students a real-world example of how dictatorships can grow powerful, a high school teacher starts a social experiment that gives some of his students a strong advantage while leaving others subservient and powerless.

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Don't know if it will be a gem or not, but there's a new Netflix series, Marco Polo:

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"Marco Polo" is an epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will be his greatest challenge yet, even as he becomes a trusted companion to the Khan in his violent quest to become the Emperor of the World.

Thus far, there is only a trailer. Fairly cool looking historical costume drama. The first season goes up on December 12th; I wonder if it will include 4K encodes (EDIT: it will be a 4K title according to this blog post).

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I wonder if it will include 4K encodes
I know you mean 'I wonder if it will include 2160P encodes'
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I know you mean 'I wonder if it will include 2160P encodes'

You know the common usage of the term. It's not going away no matter how much it irks you. Deal with it .

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I watched "Heatstroke" the other night and it's not bad .. for the longest time, I sat there racking my brain on who was playing the daughter .. until finally it dawned on me it was Maisie Williams / Arya Stark .. at any rate, it's worth a watch, even though it's a basic plot we've seen many times ..


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I'll also give a mention to "Burt's Buzz" since I hit it during a documentary jag a night or two ago ..
https://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/7030...rkid=200250783

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'Longmire' Picked up for a 10-Episode Fourth Season by Netflix
It's been a show that I've always thought I'd like, but with the wealth of worthwhile programming these days, it always got shuffled to the end of the list .. time is so limiting ..

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It's been a show that I've always thought I'd like, but with the wealth of worthwhile programming these days, it always got shuffled to the end of the list .. time is so limiting ..
Pretty much the only live tv in this house is sports. We stay about 6-8 weeks behind on DVR stuff, so its nice having large HDD's and Netflix streaming. I dont ever feel pressured to watch something, just get to it when I can.

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They added the first season of Marvel Agents of SHIELD.
http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70279852?trkid=13641790
Be warned it can be darker than the movies. More like watching episodes of Alias (finished yesterday)?

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I made the mistake of adding Xfiles back yesterday. This will be the 3rd time Ive watched all the seasons.
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I know you mean 'I wonder if it will include 2160P encodes'
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You know the common usage of the term. It's not going away no matter how much it irks you. Deal with it .
Common usage is fine - language develops over time - old English (Chaucer), goes to Tudor (Shakespeare) to the modern forks UK, American, Australian, Canadian etc....

However at no point does 2160P reach 4000 of anything.

We are giving in to the TV manufacturers (false) marketing hype when we repeat 4k.

UltraHD and 2160P describes the format well...

You are normally very perceptive and accurate with your posts on formats and resolutions
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Common usage is fine - language develops over time - old English (Chaucer), goes to Tudor (Shakespeare) to the modern forks UK, American, Australian, Canadian etc....

However at no point does 2160P reach 4000 of anything.

We are giving in to the TV manufacturers (false) marketing hype when we repeat 4k.

UltraHD and 2160P describes the format well...

You are normally very perceptive and accurate with your posts on formats and resolutions

And you will read me using 2160 res a lot. But 3840 is 96% of 4000, just 160 pixels short, and it's reasonable to round up for the sake of brevity. The terms "4K TV" and "4K video" are ubiquitously used to describe 2160 res and no amount of you and me using the proper term is going to change that. It's just so much snappier for marketing copy than "3.84K" or "2160p".

Manufacturers commonly round storage drive capacities up or down to the nearest 10 GB or 10 MB, etc. It looks so much better to say 500 GB drives than 489 GB or 515 GB.

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Not Safe For Work. Nice suspense movie about a paralegal who just lost his job, but finds that's the least of his worries.


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Patric Wilson plays a limo driver who is down on his luck, but learns a few lessons when he has the night of his life. Silly, but it was fun to watch Stretch. Check out the other driver in the white Rolls. Can you name the Actor who plays him?


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Good suggestion, enjoyed that. I forgot about your challenge to check out the other driver, though I intended to....please?
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Not Safe For Work. Nice suspense movie about a paralegal who just lost his job, but finds that's the least of his worries.
I watched Not Safe for Work last night and really enjoyed it. Thanks for pointing it out.
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Watched "The Last Passenger" last night which was okay but I think people would have liked it better if the mystery/motive was solved.
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Watched "The Last Passenger" last night which was okay but I think people would have liked it better if the mystery/motive was solved.
I think I would have liked it better if you didn't tell me that
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I think I would have liked it better if you didn't tell me that
Consider it a warning not a spoiler. You would have seen similar warnings on the Netflix reviews for it.
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NOT if you DIDN'T read the reviews for it before watching!

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Consider it a warning not a spoiler. You would have seen similar warnings on the Netflix reviews for it.
WARNING he's been dead the whole movie!
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WARNING he's been dead the whole movie!
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Westly-C, it's argued in the reviews and on IMDB that's not the point of the movie anyway. I would give it 2.5 stars but Netflix doesn't have that and 3 stars means "I liked it" whereas on Amazon 3 stars means "it was okay". I figure if Netflix changed it to "it was okay" that Amazon would sue.
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And you will read me using 2160 res a lot. But 3840 is 96% of 4000, just 160 pixels short, and it's reasonable to round up for the sake of brevity. The terms "4K TV" and "4K video" are ubiquitously used to describe 2160 res and no amount of you and me using the proper term is going to change that. It's just so much snappier for marketing copy than "3.84K" or "2160p".

Manufacturers commonly round storage drive capacities up or down to the nearest 10 GB or 10 MB, etc. It looks so much better to say 500 GB drives than 489 GB or 515 GB.
So if I send you a credit of $4000 but you only get $3840 (just $160 short) you will be fine?

I get the need for a snappy marketing label - but why not 2160P? 1080P worked well and clearly 2160P is bigger (we marketing guys love bigger )

The reason I get upset is that Digital Cinemas have have used the the term 2K and then 4K for years.

Digital Cinema 2K is much superior to 1080P (even 1080P Blu-Ray will never match 2K Digital Cinema) and Digital Cinema 4K is much superior to the current 2160P and the difference is much more (color gamut and depths) than the marginal increment in horizontal resolution.

Now we have the consumer companies marketing '4K' and people think it will be equivalent to the '4K Digital Cinema' they see in theaters.
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Just my two cents, but manufactures put too much emphasis on resolution anyway. Not enough attention is focused on specifications like contrast and black levels, which have a more significant impact on over all picture quality. Anyhow, I believe we're getting a bit off subject here for this thread.

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