Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community
Old 10-28-2019, 12:40 AM   #3701
Traditional_Ale
Franchise Player
 
Traditional_Ale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: CGY
Exp:
Default

What is wrong with Peaky Blinders?
__________________

So far, this is the oldest I've been.
Traditional_Ale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2019, 07:48 AM   #3702
KTrain
ALL ABOARD!
 
KTrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Traditional_Ale View Post
What is wrong with Peaky Blinders?
Nothing. It's lots of fun.

You just have to ignore some historical inaccuracies.
KTrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2019, 07:18 PM   #3703
Traditional_Ale
Franchise Player
 
Traditional_Ale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: CGY
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KTrain View Post
Nothing. It's lots of fun.

You just have to ignore some historical inaccuracies.

I should of said I freaking love the show and no amount of inaccuracies are going to spoil it for me. If the electronic music at times doesn't I don't see how some historical stuff will, but I am genuinely curious what they are. I wouldn't have the foggiest.
__________________

So far, this is the oldest I've been.
Traditional_Ale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2019, 09:01 AM   #3704
KTrain
ALL ABOARD!
 
KTrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Traditional_Ale View Post
I should of said I freaking love the show and no amount of inaccuracies are going to spoil it for me. If the electronic music at times doesn't I don't see how some historical stuff will, but I am genuinely curious what they are. I wouldn't have the foggiest.
I didn't know either until people mentioned the latest season.

Oswald Mosley (Season 5) was a real guy. His rise to power in Peaky Blinders was quite condensed versus real life events.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/le...eaky-blinders/
KTrain is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to KTrain For This Useful Post:
Old 10-29-2019, 03:53 PM   #3705
bluejays
Franchise Player
 
bluejays's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Exp:
Default

I watched Dolemite Is My Name, and I thought it was a funny movie. Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes were really good. Funnier was that it was based on a real guy. I wish there was more of Eddie Murphy nowadays, because he's still got it. Also has a lot of actors from years past playing roles in the background but you wouldn't know there name but recognize their face and I found that cool.
bluejays is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to bluejays For This Useful Post:
Old 10-31-2019, 12:16 AM   #3706
Rando
Lifetime Suspension
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Exp:
Default


Quote:
After losing his memory at age 18, Alex Lewis relies on his twin brother Marcus to teach him who he is. But the idyllic childhood Alex paints is hiding a traumatic family secret that the twins must finally face together decades later.

Quote:
Inspired by real events, a teen reports and eventually recants her reported rape, while two female detectives, states away, investigate evidence that could reveal the truth.
Haven't watched Tell Me Who I Am yet, but the eight part series Unbelievable was incredible. Both are incredibly heavy topics though, dealing with sexual abuse, Tell Me Who I am sounds very dark, so warnings about the heavy topic.

This kind of true story documentary and series is where Netflix really shines IMO.
Rando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019, 11:28 AM   #3707
Ashasx
Franchise Player
 
Ashasx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Exp:
Default



As somebody who is a typically a critical fan, this looks better than I expected. Especially Cavill's portrayal of Geralt.
Ashasx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019, 12:00 PM   #3708
undercoverbrother
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sylvan Lake
Exp:
Default

I just watched Living with Yourself.

Interesting.

Not great, but not not great.

Kind of Meh
__________________
Captain James P. DeCOSTE, CD, 18 Sep 1993

Corporal Jean-Marc H. BECHARD, 6 Aug 1993

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sliver View Post
Just ignore me...I'm in a mood today.
undercoverbrother is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to undercoverbrother For This Useful Post:
Old 10-31-2019, 12:13 PM   #3709
Erick Estrada
Franchise Player
 
Erick Estrada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Fernando Valley
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashasx View Post


As somebody who is a typically a critical fan, this looks better than I expected. Especially Cavill's portrayal of Geralt.
Witcher 3 is my favorite game ever so I'm really, really hoping for the best but given how poor video games have translated to film I'm prepared for the worst. That said given from what I have seen from the trailers the quality looks good and it feels like even at worst it won't be a total bomb like most video game adaptations.
Erick Estrada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2019, 01:32 PM   #3710
Igottago
Franchise Player
 
Igottago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Vancouver
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erick Estrada View Post
Witcher 3 is my favorite game ever so I'm really, really hoping for the best but given how poor video games have translated to film I'm prepared for the worst. That said given from what I have seen from the trailers the quality looks good and it feels like even at worst it won't be a total bomb like most video game adaptations.
I believe I read that this series is more inspired by the books than the game. Might prevent it from being as bad as most game adaptations.
__________________
A few weeks after crashing head-first into the boards (denting his helmet and being unable to move for a little while) following a hit from behind by Bob Errey, the Calgary Flames player explains:

"I was like Christ, lying on my back, with my arms outstretched, crucified"
-- Frank Musil - Early January 1994
Igottago is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Igottago For This Useful Post:
Old 10-31-2019, 02:01 PM   #3711
Torture
Loves Teh Chat!
 
Torture's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by undercoverbrother View Post
I just watched Living with Yourself.

Interesting.

Not great, but not not great.

Kind of Meh
That's pretty much my opinion too. OK if you need something to watch. Don't run out and watch it though. Meh.
Torture is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2019, 12:22 PM   #3712
Erick Estrada
Franchise Player
 
Erick Estrada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Fernando Valley
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Igottago View Post
I believe I read that this series is more inspired by the books than the game. Might prevent it from being as bad as most game adaptations.
Good point although being based on novels is no guarantee for greatness.
Erick Estrada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2019, 12:31 PM   #3713
Hemi-Cuda
wins 10 internets
 
Hemi-Cuda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: slightly to the left
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erick Estrada View Post
Good point although being based on novels is no guarantee for greatness.
Another big positive though is that Henry Cavill is a gamer and a huge fan of The Witcher, and he went to great lengths to get the part



Usually when you have actors that invested in a part the end product is pretty good, like Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool. At the very least the Witcher character himself should be top notch
Hemi-Cuda is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Hemi-Cuda For This Useful Post:
Old 11-01-2019, 12:32 PM   #3714
CaptainCrunch
Norm!
 
CaptainCrunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Exp:
Default

Really liking Daybreak, its pretty fresh and fun.
__________________
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
CaptainCrunch is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to CaptainCrunch For This Useful Post:
Old 11-01-2019, 12:57 PM   #3715
Superfraggle
First Line Centre
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Igottago View Post
I believe I read that this series is more inspired by the books than the game. Might prevent it from being as bad as most game adaptations.
I think it's also the type of series that can translate well to a TV series. Dunno what their actual plan is, but it seems like a world designed for a monster-of-the-week sort of format, ala X-Files or Supernatural, with an overarching story weaved in.
Superfraggle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2019, 08:56 AM   #3716
bigtmac19
Franchise Player
 
bigtmac19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Exp:
Default Netflix Canada Discussion

Must watch Echo in the Canyon!!! Music documentary of artists living and working in Laurel Canyon in the 60ís and 70ís. Fantastic!

Tom Petty

Last edited by bigtmac19; 11-02-2019 at 09:02 AM.
bigtmac19 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bigtmac19 For This Useful Post:
14
Old 11-02-2019, 09:35 AM   #3717
bluejays
Franchise Player
 
bluejays's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hemi-Cuda View Post
Another big positive though is that Henry Cavill is a gamer and a huge fan of The Witcher, and he went to great lengths to get the part

Henry Cavill is probably the worst actor I've watched. He may as well be reading his lines in everything he does. Something about him says cheese to me that I personally get aggravated just watching him. Perhaps the slight pompous confidence, but also the fact he's not very good at his job. That combo seems to get under my skin.
bluejays is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to bluejays For This Useful Post:
Old 11-02-2019, 11:38 AM   #3718
Mass_nerder
Franchise Player
 
Mass_nerder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Barthelona
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainCrunch View Post
Really liking Daybreak, its pretty fresh and fun.
It felt like it was trying way too hard to appeal to gen z.
I'm a millennial, and I was rolling my eyes with all the dumb slang force-fed into the script.
It is not lit.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by snipetype View Post
k im just not going to respond to your #### anymore because i have better things to do like #### my model girlfriend rather then try to convince people like you of commonly held hockey knowledge.
Mass_nerder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2019, 12:16 PM   #3719
dammage79
Franchise Player
 
dammage79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

The King was pretty good. Although it felt like an episode more than anything. These movies spur a desire to look into the history of these real people so it's a double bit of fun and interest.
dammage79 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dammage79 For This Useful Post:
Old 11-02-2019, 07:54 PM   #3720
#-3
First Line Centre
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainCrunch View Post
Really liking Daybreak, its pretty fresh and fun.
Kinda expected to be a bit annoyed with the teen drama side of it. But I really enjoy the narration and framing. I was a fun way to get into the characters heads and expose past events, and I liked most of the villains it took some time but they got to pretty good key motivations for most of them eventually.

I think oddly Saved by the Bell must have been one of the biggest influences of the style of the movie.
#-3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:10 PM.

Calgary Flames
2022-23




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Calgarypuck 2021