Page 3 of 15 FirstFirst 1234513 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 150

Thread: What are you watching 2023?

  1. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    3,743
    We are still in love with the Korean shows on Netflix. The one we are into right now is My Holo Love. Amazing little story of a new AI Hologram program accessed thru a set of glasses. The figure is so real and designed to look like its male creator. The last show we watched was Moved to Heaven. A very well written show about an autistic young man and his father who run a small trauma cleaning firm. Each job is a whole story. The Koreans have shown a great ability to show disabilities of various kinds in a sensitive and positive way. Much better than our American shows.

    Both are dubbed in English. The previous shows we watched were subtitled.

  2. #22
    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Always logged in
    Posts
    25,600
    I watched the 2023 Oscar nominated film Women Talking, a dark tale of sexual repression and violence in a Mennonite community. Oddly, Frances McDormand has a small role but as a producer of this film I guess that is why she is in it the way she it.

    i cant say I liked it much. It reminds me too much of a stage play turned to video, and I tend not to like those. The score is interesting. Amazon Prime had this streaming for free for a very short time.

    T
    he one I really want to see is everything everywhere all at once, but Amazon is charging $19 to view that. I will wait a while.

  3. #23
    Senior Member Rogar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    5,267
    The Detectorists 2022 special on Acorn. A movie length special five years after the last season of episodes.

    Edit: A story of two friends who share an obsession with metal detecting, incase the title is deceiving.

  4. #24
    Senior Member catherine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    14,767
    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I watched the 2023 Oscar nominated film Women Talking, a dark tale of sexual repression and violence in a Mennonite community. Oddly, Frances McDormand has a small role but as a producer of this film I guess that is why she is in it the way she it.

    i cant say I liked it much. It reminds me too much of a stage play turned to video, and I tend not to like those. The score is interesting. Amazon Prime had this streaming for free for a very short time.

    T
    he one I really want to see is everything everywhere all at once, but Amazon is charging $19 to view that. I will wait a while.
    I don't think I paid that much to see it, but I'm not sure... we just recently watched it--me, DH and DS. DH fell asleep, but he often does that--it's no reflection of the movie. DS hated it. DD loved it. DSIL loved it. I want to see it again, and I'll hold off on my "review" pending your viewing of it.

    I love Jamie Lee Curtis, even moreso since her viral admission that she's not going to the dinner after the Oscars because it's past her 7pm bedtime. And she's serious! She was on the TODAY show talking about it. You gotta love her!
    "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it--every, every minute?" Emily Webb, Our Town
    www.silententry.wordpress.com

  5. #25
    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Always logged in
    Posts
    25,600
    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar View Post
    The Detectorists 2022 special on Acorn. A movie length special five years after the last season of episodes.

    Edit: A story of two friends who share an obsession with metal detecting, incase the title is deceiving.
    oh, whoah. I might have to sign up to Acorn just to watch this. I love love love The Detectorists! Does it have all the charm of the TV series?

  6. #26
    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Always logged in
    Posts
    25,600
    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    I don't think I paid that much to see it, but I'm not sure... we just recently watched it--me, DH and DS. DH fell asleep, but he often does that--it's no reflection of the movie. DS hated it. DD loved it. DSIL loved it. I want to see it again, and I'll hold off on my "review" pending your viewing of it.

    I love Jamie Lee Curtis, even moreso since her viral admission that she's not going to the dinner after the Oscars because it's past her 7pm bedtime. And she's serious! She was on the TODAY show talking about it. You gotta love her!
    I don’t mind if you talk about the film and even give spoilers. I never mind that. I like going into a film knowing what it’s about and I don’t even mind knowing the ending. Since I don’t like films that focus on a surprise ending anyway, it doesn’t matter that I know what happens in it.

  7. #27
    Senior Member catherine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    14,767
    So, what I and my daughter liked about it was this:

    It's about a Chinese woman who has a super stressful life--she owns a laundromat, is caregiver for her aging father, her husband is about to ask her for a divorce, she has a stereotypical "Tiger Mom" attitude toward her daughter, and she's generally unhappy. Events unfold and she's pulled into an alternative universe--one of many "multiverses" that give her an idea of what she could have been had she taken different paths. There are dangers on all the multiverses that require her learning physical and mental skills. And of course, there's the moral at the end of the story.

    I liked that premise.

    What I didn't like was the modern, high-tech direction, with fast cuts and hyper-stimulation. And it was long. One of those movies where you feel it could have stopped at the logical stopping point but goes on to two or three codas.

    That's the gist
    "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it--every, every minute?" Emily Webb, Our Town
    www.silententry.wordpress.com

  8. #28
    Senior Member Rogar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    5,267
    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    oh, whoah. I might have to sign up to Acorn just to watch this. I love love love The Detectorists! Does it have all the charm of the TV series?
    Yup. Same humor, characters and situations. I watched it with my free one week trial, but since I will watch again I may end up paying for a month or two. I have an out of town visitor coming next week and it will be on the entertainment agenda.

    I've not found too much else on Acorn that I would like. A lot of murder mysteries with dark situations and investigators with multiple personal problems.

  9. #29
    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Always logged in
    Posts
    25,600
    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar View Post
    Yup. Same humor, characters and situations. I watched it with my free one week trial, but since I will watch again I may end up paying for a month or two. I have an out of town visitor coming next week and it will be on the entertainment agenda.

    I've not found too much else on Acorn that I would like. A lot of murder mysteries with dark situations and investigators with multiple personal problems.
    Agreed, Acorn and MHZ are All Murders All the Time.

  10. #30
    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Always logged in
    Posts
    25,600
    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    So, what I and my daughter liked about it was this:

    It's about a Chinese woman who has a super stressful life--she owns a laundromat, is caregiver for her aging father, her husband is about to ask her for a divorce, she has a stereotypical "Tiger Mom" attitude toward her daughter, and she's generally unhappy. Events unfold and she's pulled into an alternative universe--one of many "multiverses" that give her an idea of what she could have been had she taken different paths. There are dangers on all the multiverses that require her learning physical and mental skills. And of course, there's the moral at the end of the story.

    I liked that premise.

    What I didn't like was the modern, high-tech direction, with fast cuts and hyper-stimulation. And it was long. One of those movies where you feel it could have stopped at the logical stopping point but goes on to two or three codas.

    That's the gist
    I heard an interview with the actor who plays the husband. His is an interesting life story. His family fled Vietnam. While in American school he saw a casting call for the Indiana Jones film. His brother was interested so the two went. The husband-actor did not try out but instead coached his brother from the sidelines.

    Spielberg observed the spot-on coaching of this kid, asked him to read for the part, and he got it. A big break!

    After that he had a few parts but when they dried up, he went to film school to do technical work. Getting the acting bug again, he signed with an agent and the Everything film was the first part offered to him. He choked up when thanking Spielberg for his first big break at a recent awards event.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •