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The Discovery (2017)
Two years after Dr. Thomas Harbor (Robert Redford) has scientifically proved the existence of an afterlife, suicide rates are through the roof. Harbor's son Will, who is less than fond of how society has reacted to this discovery, arrives on an island where his father has holed himself up in a mansion compound surrounded by Will's brother Toby and various survivors of attempted suicide. They are assisting Dr. Harbor in his search for the next level of truth — finding out what the afterlife really is.


It wasn't exceptional, but interesting nonetheless

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I finally got around to watching it. I was not impressed, but at least they brought up some interesting questions for others, I suppose. I guess it was going for quantum immortality? I thought it started off well, but quickly got boring and I felt it was unsatisfying in the end. Others might not feel that way, but that is my very short "review." :)
 
It's funny, because I used to be a huge horror fan, but I now have very little tolerance for gore, torture and graphic sexual violence in entertainment. I think I will skip this one.

I'm one of those who read Martin's Fire and Ice series when the books came out, but I stopped watching the show around halfway through the second season. (And I watched both seasons of "Rome"!) HBO decided to totally exaggerate the sex, gore, violence, and added even MORE rape then what was in the books. So I stopped.

I don't want to watch Westworld for the same reason! I'm done with graphic torture and rape in shows meant for entertainment.

I'm actually trying to wean myself off media altogether, but I still watch Better Call Saul and am looking forward to Stranger Things and a handful of Netflix comedies. But, I know, I should unplug. I'll get there eventually, I hope.
 
It's funny, because I used to be a huge horror fan, but I now have very little tolerance for gore, torture and graphic sexual violence in entertainment. I think I will skip this one.

I'm one of those who read Martin's Fire and Ice series when the books came out, but I stopped watching the show around halfway through the second season. (And I watched both seasons of "Rome"!) HBO decided to totally exaggerate the sex, gore, violence, and added even MORE rape then what was in the books. So I stopped.

I don't want to watch Westworld for the same reason! I'm done with graphic torture and rape in shows meant for entertainment.

I'm actually trying to wean myself off media altogether, but I still watch Better Call Saul and am looking forward to Stranger Things and a handful of Netflix comedies. But, I know, I should unplug. I'll get there eventually, I hope.
S'all good, man. ;)
 
S'all good, man. ;)
I know, I watched Breaking Bad twice. The first time I was slowly horrified at what Walter White became (but to be smug, I did realize eventually where the show was going and hated him before my husband did, and that was some (light-hearted) arguments). The second time I enjoyed hating Walter and saw how it was inevitable what he became because he was always an awful person.

But I have been in love with Bob Odenkirk since the '90s. I loved Mr Show.
 
Here's a lesser known movie I think a quite a few members of this forum would enjoy. I'm not really the biggest fan of horror movies and I wasn't expecting much from this one at all, but it was actually quite a good movie - very apropos for this forum, check it out, it might surprise you! (I would advise AGAINST watching any trailers or other reviews than the edited excerpts posted below as they contain a fairly major spoiler for some ridiculous reason! :mad:):

WE GO ON
WE GO ON tells the story of one man's quest to find out if there is more out there after we die. Paralyzed by his fear of dying, Miles Grissom offers a cash reward to the first person who can show him a ghost, an angel, a demon anything that can prove that we go on after our deaths. He narrows the responses down to three viable candidates a scientist, a medium, and a worldly entrepreneur. Along with his fiercely protective mother, he embarks on an adventure that will spiral into an unthinkable nightmare.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/we_go_on/

Vaguely unstable commercial-editor Miles Grissom has become fixated on death since the passing of his father and now the situation is critical. He’s afraid of everything. Of walking. Driving. Leaving the house. Miles opts to assuage his phobia by placing an ad offering a substantial amount of money to anyone who can prove that there is an afterlife or, better yet, show him a ghost. After recieving a landslide of responses, Miles whittles down the list to few key people and much of the movie sees the young man – sometimes accompanied by his doting mother (played by the amazing Annette O’Toole who shines here) – bumping from one charlatan and pretender to the next, save for a wild-eyed Spanish psychic (Giovanna Zararius, who is wayyyyy over the top) who seems to have totally tapped into the limbo where the restless dead still walk.

We Go On is a simple, effective story of the living making peace with the dead and it works. Grissom is fine in a difficult role as Miles is, well, kind of a drip. He’s weak and ineffectual and a lesser actor might make him unlikable. He’s propped up by O’Toole who is delivers the movie’s strongest turn as the mother who has tried to protect her son for years and now is faced with doing the unthinkable to keep that vigil going.

To fully appreciate We Go On, you have to kind of surrender to it. To fall into it and let the talented directors simply guide you through their carefully controlled landscape. And if you do let the film grab you, you might – like Miles – find its presence hard to shake.


Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/horror/reviews/807991-we-go-on-review#4A1pV2bffqjSccYh.99


And as I'm posting - I'm amazed nobody here's posted anything about the movie Arrival! :eek: One of the best sci-fi movies in recent memory - deeply intelligent & profound, a must watch even for those who don't like watching movies but are interested in such subjects as time, language, consciousness, aliens etc, as this will make you think.....I absolutely loved it!:

ARRIVAL
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team--lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)--are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers--and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/arrival_2016/
 
I thought The Handmaid's Tale was pretty good. I went into it thinking it would not be a good adaptation, but I was pleasantly surprised. Elizabeth Moss is a really good actress, but it's a shame about the Scientology.

I am on episode five of the new Twin Peaks. I suppose I need to finish the series before I have an opinion.
 
We all know that some animals are pretty smart, and can communicate with humans either by sign-language, or that they can perform rather complex tasks on verbal commands. Parrots though are often seen as animals that, with their mimic-skills, only repeats small soundbites here & there, that they picked up from their owner. But we dont often see a parrot have a sort of coherent reasoning.

This particular parrot (in the clip below) isn't directly a mastermind, but he actually display what really looks like an emotional response, where he acts like he is genuinely offended - and have a long monologue about it. It isn't the most articulate parrot out there, and he curses a lot - so it isn't for the faint of heart to listen to. :)

He was apparently really offended when his owner called him; `a bird´ just earlier - instead of calling him a Macaw, I guess. Anyway, he goes totally ballistic and starts a fiery tirade, acts hysterical, and curses at his owner. He has obviously picked up these swear-words from his owner, but putting them together in sentences like that are kinda special. Especially to know that to use them when he is upset.

His final comment of the tirade - just picked out of the blue - is priceless. Especially when he cocks his head and looks all psycho; "- Imagine that??". :D

 
And as I'm posting - I'm amazed nobody here's posted anything about the movie Arrival! :eek: One of the best sci-fi movies in recent memory - deeply intelligent & profound, a must watch even for those who don't like watching movies but are interested in such subjects as time, language, consciousness, aliens etc, as this will make you think.....I absolutely loved it!:

ARRIVAL
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/arrival_2016/
I liked Arrival.
It reminds a bit of a lesser known flick called; Epochs

Disaster strikes as a specialised team of investigators struggle to find out the truth about a strange monolith of alien origin, which sends out an intercontinental signal. The team finds the artifact suspended in the air and object of veneration from the natives, who call it the Torus and consider it a gift from the gods with extraordinary healing properties. The US team enters the Torus, but an air strike by the Chinese Army against the artifact prompts an unexpected response from the object, which destroys two Chinese military planes and kidnaps a US soldier.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233657/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233657/reference

It has the worst spoiler-trailer I ever seen for a movie, so dont watch it if you are planning to see the movie. It literally tells/shows the whole movie in under 2 minutes.

 
I finally got around to watching it. I was not impressed, but at least they brought up some interesting questions for others, I suppose. I guess it was going for quantum immortality? I thought it started off well, but quickly got boring and I felt it was unsatisfying in the end. Others might not feel that way, but that is my very short "review." :)
Yeah, I agree. It could have been so much better, and as you say; it started off well, but then really dropped the ball. But it wasn't a totally disaster either. It's just that one expected more out of it.
 
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