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Recommended movies etc on Netflix/Amazon Prime II

Discussion in 'off topic' started by tones, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Not at all, I always prefer subtitles.
     
  2. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Same here
     
  3. PerF

    PerF Member

    Just started up with QueenGambit, nice first two chapter
     
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  4. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    How the hell I missed Maniac on Netflix I'll never know. Brilliant and unique. Great cast too. I'll need to explore the Norwegian original too.

    Maniac is an American psychological dark comedy-drama television miniseries that premiered on September 21, 2018, on Netflix. It was created by Patrick Somerville and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and is loosely based on the Norwegian television series of the same name by Espen PA Lervaag, Håakon Bast Mossige, Kjetil Indregard, and Ole Marius Araldsen. The series follows two strangers who connect during a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial and stars Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Justin Theroux, Sonoya Mizuno, Gabriel Byrne, and Sally Field.

    Stephen
     
  5. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Of all the characters in the current season of the Crown Margaret Thatcher seems to come off the worst. Perhaps deservedly so. I'm impressed by Gillian Anderson's portrayal, but if it's accurate she was indeed a woman without a shred of humanity - bordering on a personality disorder.
     
  6. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I think Prince Charles comes across pretty poor also, it’s a close run thing.
     
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  7. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    That's the problem with fictionalised history; it requires heroes and villains to make it more interesting. Here is an extract from a story by Hannah More about the dangers of 'sensational' literature:

    'But in these books, (except here and there one, whom they make worse than Satan himself) every man and woman’s child of them, are all wise, and witty, and generous, and rich, and handsome, and genteel. No body is middling, or good in one thing, and bad in another, like my live acquaintance. But tis all up to the skies, or down to the dirt.'
     
  8. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    The BBC's recent Thatcher documentary painted a similar picture. She showed some warmth to family, friends and members of staff but had a monstrous lack of empathy for the poor and vulnerable.
     
  9. oldius

    oldius Can pleasure be measured?

    That was borne out in reality.
     
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  10. chartz

    chartz pfm Member

    I find dubbing intolerable (unless it is in Whose Line Is It Anyway ;)).
    A treason to the wonderful voices of the actors and actresses who worked hard to have their lines come out perfectly.
     
  11. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    We saw Lion at the cinema, it's on prime . True story and incredibly moving of a beautiful little boy who fell asleep on a train and how he ended up in Australia....prepare to cry...it's very moving
     
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  12. MarkW

    MarkW Full Speed & Pagan

    The dubbing of Borgen is hysterical - really strong regional UK accents which in no way match the character. Some of it so bad you need the subtitles on anyway.

    I hated Dark so much (but my partner was determined to watch it through to the end) - and it was awfully dubbed to boot. We watched it with the subtitles on, and the audio set to Simplified Chinese. It made about as much sense as the rest of the production.
     
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  13. MarkW

    MarkW Full Speed & Pagan

    I noticed that The Prestige is soon to be available on Netflix UK. I know it's a few years old now, but worth a second viewing, I feel.
     
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  14. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    For something different we watched a film from 1999 called “The Red Violin” on Prime last night, and very good it was too :)
     
  15. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Just finished the latest series of The Crown on Netflix. I thought it an improvement on the previous one. Not too many of the people portrayed come out of it very well.
     
  16. KrisW

    KrisW pfm Member

    Odd. I would have thought the British are okay with subtitles; America is the place where people can't abide them, so I would have expected American English...

    Why not just use the original German audio track? Yes, Dark was awfully dubbed into English, with people not even able to say their own character's names properly (and the American accents they used felt completely wrong for the kind of nowhere-town setting of the programme), but the original German cast performances are excellent.
     
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  17. chartz

    chartz pfm Member

    I loved Dark.
     
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  18. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    Thanks for mentioning this, watched about an hour this morning, absolutely brilliant!

    Serious subject, amazingly pulled off with built in humour, very good indeed,

    cheers, Phil.
     
  19. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Trial 4 on Netflix is a really good doc about a very obvious miscarriage of justice. The main protagonists are very compelling, highly recommended.
     
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  20. Gingerbeard

    Gingerbeard pfm Member

    Thanks for the recommendations - really enjoyed the first series of the Code, felt the second was lacking a bit compared to the first. Also enjoying Wanted with strong lead characters, although the some of the stroylines do get a bit far fecthed. Haven't got around to watching Secret City, but will give it a go.
     

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