What Are You Watching? (Volume 2)

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  1. defunctzombie

    defunctzombie Cutie Pie Moderator

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    Since the last one was almost 60 pages long, I say we retire her.

    Tell us what you are watching! Is it a tv show? A movie? The neighbor cutting the grass?
     
  2. purplehairedwonder

    purplehairedwonder No woman should suffer at the hands of men Moderator

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    I'm still on an epic Supernatural kick and have been doing a lot of rewatching until new episodes start up at the end of January. Last couple of days, I've been doing a sweep through the season finales--just finished up the last couple episodes of season 5 (the originally planned ending before it was renewed) and even the second time around "Swan Song" had me bawling pretty much the entire 42 minutes straight. This show can be so heart wrenching when it wants to be.
     
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    Just finished a third viewing of Casino Royale. I saw it in the theater and didn't much care for it, but warmed up to it on my second viewing about a year ago. Reading the book last year kind of helped me enjoy it more, and now it's safe to say I actually do enjoy it for the most part.
     
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    Been watching through the Scott Pilgrim movie late nights for the past few days since I got the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and finished reading. I watched the feature commentary track on my 360 and then tried to get through the Trivia Track but stopped before the end because it was 3:30 in the morning. Today, I decided to go through the Trivia Track again, this time on my new laptop to test out its Blu-ray player (YAY!). And since it is a Blu-ray-playin laptop, I decided after seeing the movie for the 3rd time to go into the bonus features and saw the making-of documentary.

    Also, it felt good getting a new computer (right now, I'm on my netbook as it still works and has a bunch of my stuff).
     
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    Bloody Marquis Quite smashing, eh?

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    Six Feet Under. It's deliciously morbid.
     
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    Daxdiv Yo-Kai Son!

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    I'm watching one of my favorite anime dubs from 4kids, Ultimate Muscle. This series rocked, such a shame that there's only one DVD for it, and it only has 4 episode. I would have bought the rest, since this show is still funny to me.
     
  7. defunctzombie

    defunctzombie Cutie Pie Moderator

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    I'm watching Moon Phase right now. The show gets some flack because Hazuki dresses like a maid all the time, but I swear the anime is aimed at teenage girls. Vampires? Check. Cute guy? Check. Said guy will do anything to save girl? Double check. Cats aplenty? CHECK. :anime:
     
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    I just finished watching Princess Tutu earlier this afternoon. After hearing so many great reviews for it for a long time and knowing that Junichi Sato directed both this show and Pretear, my favorite magical girl/shojo series to date, I decided to give it a shot. While it is a really enjoyable show, I have to admit that I wasn't as impressed with it as a lot of the reviewers were. I loved how creative it was with blending fantasy and reality until the line was completely erased and while I'm not that familiar with a lot of magical girl series, it was, similar to Pretear, doing things with the story and character differently than the usual standard formula allows for.

    Even with the creative story premise, I wasn't really engaged with it, most of the characters weren't too interesting and the side characters were pretty annoying. While I did rush through the series much faster than I usually do, until the last five or six episodes, that was really out of a desire to see when the story would really hook me in like all of these reviews were talking about. It wasn't until the last hand full of episodes that I really was interesting in the show and the characters became much more interesting. There were a few tearjerker moments in the last couple of episodes, but I thought that the ending was nice and made sense. Despite its title and the fact that the heroine is a ballet student, dancing doesn't take center stage, pun intended, as often as one would think and there are a few twists, mainly in the later half of the series, that work nicely and as I mentioned earlier, it was a really creative story. I still prefer Pretear overall due to how I was completely hooked really early on in the series, while that didn't happen until almost the end of the series with Princess Tutu, and the characters were, overall, more fun and I could relate/identify with them more so than the cast of Princess Tutu, but it was still a really enjoyable magical girl/shojo series that handled its characters and storyline much differently than the usual norm.
     
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    My brother and I watched Broken Arrow on Blu-Ray last night. The old DVD is non-anamorphic, so it's been almost several years since we were last able to watch it. Man, it looked great on BR!
     
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    JasonFox The Maniacal Movie Critic

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    Re-watching a lot of Deadwood episodes, as I've been enjoying Westerns a lot more.
     
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    Getting ready to eat dinner and watch the Bruins vs Penguins on Versus. Hoping Boston can get Pittsburgh since I can't stand Sidney Crosby. :D
     
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    Vernikova ★ No One's Dream Anymore ☆

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    I'm watching a Green Hornet marathon on SyFy right now. It's "The Hornet and the Firefly" and it's okay so far. I'm getting excited to watch the new movie that's coming out soon so this will help me look forward to that.
     
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    Working my way through "THRILLER" with Host Boris Karloff.
     
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    Princess Tutu. Mainly because I'm going to guest-appear on The Scratch Pad's Notaku Diaries. It's good, but it made me think, "Hey, where's the obligatory Black Swan mash-up?" Which I then discovered a decent one through a Google search. Now, I crave an avatar image of Princess Tutu looking like Natalie Portman in the movie poster for Black Swan.

    BTW, I will drop the "creepy Clare" avatar when I do get a halfway-decent Tutu X Swan image.
     
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    Just finished up Syfy's Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon. I only have several episodes on DVD, courtesy of the "Borg Collective" box set, so I always try to take in their marathons to get a good fix of TNG goodness. :D
     
  16. defunctzombie

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    I have that Borg set. It's a pretty nice collection, but if you want some more TNG episodes try the Time Travel or the Q set. The Alternate Realities set has some, but that one was more for the shows featuring the Mirror universe. I'm sure the Klingon set has some TNG as well, but I don't have it. :sweat:
     
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    Yeah, I'd meant to pick up at least one more of those sets, but never got around to it. And at the time I was hoping to eventually be able to get the full season sets, so I didn't want to buy too many of the collections and end up having to get rid of them later. Now that there are rumors of Paramount looking into a possible Blu-Ray release of TNG, I decided to just hold off for awhile to see how that plays out.
     
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    I bought the Q one out of convenience (I like the character), but the others I got for Voyager episodes. I would also go for a TNG blu-ray, here's hoping,
     
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    Just watching Alpha and Omega for the third time in 2 days. I know I must be the only one on this board who really loves this movie. I love everything about this movie but I think the best part about it may have been Lilly.:)
     
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    Finally watched Quantum of Solace this afternoon and thought it was the worst of all the Bond movies. Effectively replaces Live and Let Die as my least-favorite.
     
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