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NUance    6,941

Any other Netflix fans here? I’ve been getting into watching stuff on Netflix lately. I only do the streaming, don't order the DVDs. They have tons of movies available—but only about 10% of which I’d actually want to watch. A couple decent movies I’ve seen lately: Limitless, The Troll Hunter and Trees Lounge. None of the three were *great* movies. But worth watching.

Anyway, I’d thought a thread like this would be a good place to compare notes/recommendations about stuff on Netflix.

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NUance    6,941

I've found Netflix is also a good place to watch cable/TV series that are not on at a convenient time for me, or are no longer shown on TV. Also old TV series that aren’t available anyplace else. Like old episodes of Columbo (is that a movie or TV series?), Portlandia, Louie and 30 Rock. They also have the first season of Archer, which of course is mandatory to see. And Sparticus, made for TV series on Starz.

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bennychico11    156

We have both instant and Blu-ray's through Netflix.

I like the instant for TV shows...purely because I can watch shows I've been wanting to see for while. I just got into watching Lost and it's nice to sit and watch them all back to back. I also caught up with Mad Men recently

They're movie selection on instant is kind of lacking. And their HD quality isn't quite HD yet, IMO.

 

Here's a couple movies you might like that ARE on instant, though (just going through my list):

The Red Violin

Pelada

The Way Back

The Game

The Next Three Days

Blindsight

On A Clear Day

Limitless

Sherlock (TV series....really good one too that they should be continuing shortly)

I Love You Phillip Morris

Proof of Life

Winter's Bone

Black Death

Knockaround Guys

Ip Man

The Fountain

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irafreak    703

My brother-in-law introduced me to Glee. I love stargate so I finally got into universe. Really enjoyed the prince of persia movie. Really depends on your taste.

 

If you enjoy drama (not necissarily chick movies) then I really liked Grey Owl but I'm a HUGE Pierce Brosnan fan...

 

Been wanting to check out the Sherlock Holmes that BennyChico mentioned above.

 

Honestly it's mostly for the kids as I don't buy cable (other than sports and now movies I don't watch it) so I love all the selection...

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GSG    5,721

Party Down

Arrested Development (I had never seen it before)

The League

 

ThanksKilling (It had a $3500 budget, a hilariously awful B-movie)

 

I've been watching some stand-up on there too. I recommend Bill Burr's "Let it go" It was really fitting for me and my friends. Russell Peters is good too. As well as Jim Gaffigan if you've never seen him.

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strigori    687

This is a mix and match, some shows some movies. I like all this stuff, your mileage may vary. And is currently all availible for instant play.

 

Terriers

Kick Ass

Men Who Stare at Goats

Archer

The Machinist

Big Trouble in Little China

Dollhouse

Sports Night

Battlestar Galactica(the new series, not the one with Dirk Benedict)

Futurama

Burn Notice

 

I can offer longer thoughts on them if someone asks.

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NUance    6,941

Several movies/series mentioned that I’ve been thinking about watching. And some I’ ve not even heard of. Like Party Down, Knockaround Guys, and Alice's Restaurant. I’m not familiar with these. Have to give them a look.

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NUance    6,941

A couple series I’ve been getting into are The Unusuals and Weeds. I think the Unusuals is off the air already. One season and out. I hadn’t heard of it when it was on a couple years back.

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Football Guy Bob    4,872

Party Down

Arrested Development (I had never seen it before)

The League

 

ThanksKilling (It had a $3500 budget, a hilariously awful B-movie)

 

I've been watching some stand-up on there too. I recommend Bill Burr's "Let it go" It was really fitting for me and my friends. Russell Peters is good too. As well as Jim Gaffigan if you've never seen him.

I had never heard of Party Down until I got Netflix, easily one of the funniest shows I have ever watched.

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GSG    5,721

Party Down

Arrested Development (I had never seen it before)

The League

 

ThanksKilling (It had a $3500 budget, a hilariously awful B-movie)

 

I've been watching some stand-up on there too. I recommend Bill Burr's "Let it go" It was really fitting for me and my friends. Russell Peters is good too. As well as Jim Gaffigan if you've never seen him.

I had never heard of Party Down until I got Netflix, easily one of the funniest shows I have ever watched.

 

Hell yes! I was really getting into, but having only two seasons was a real bummer. They're making a movie for next year though!

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GSG    5,721

I watched one of Bill Hicks' stand-up performances from 1989 last night. That guy was pretty damn interesting/funny. Too bad he died so early.

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GSG    5,721

tucker ane dale vs evil

 

must see funnie as hell

 

I put that in my Instant Queue this weekend!

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NUance    6,941

Netflix added Workaholics season 1. That is so tight butthole. :thumbs

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NUance    6,941

Netflix added Workaholics season 1. That is so tight butthole. :thumbs

 

Took me less than 18 hours to watch the whole season...I need a hobby.

Ha ha! That's practically a world's record. I'm gonna have to watch it alone. My wife hates that show. And Archer too. Probably my two favorite shows. :lol:

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GSG    5,721

Netflix added Workaholics season 1. That is so tight butthole. :thumbs

 

Took me less than 18 hours to watch the whole season...I need a hobby.

Ha ha! That's practically a world's record. I'm gonna have to watch it alone. My wife hates that show. And Archer too. Probably my two favorite shows. :lol:

 

I think there is something wrong with your wife bro ;)

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NUance    6,941

Netflix added Workaholics season 1. That is so tight butthole. :thumbs

 

Took me less than 18 hours to watch the whole season...I need a hobby.

Ha ha! That's practically a world's record. I'm gonna have to watch it alone. My wife hates that show. And Archer too. Probably my two favorite shows. :lol:

 

I think there is something wrong with your wife bro ;)

She does have bad taste in TV. But she just curls up beside me. Takes a sip of my bourbon. And let's me watch whatever I want. (While she reads People magazine or goofs around on the interwebs.) If I want to watch something that the both of us can view, we catch an old episode of 30 Rock.

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GSG    5,721

Trainspotting is the movie Requiem For a Dream wanted to be. If you haven't seen it check it out.

 

That was one of the first movies on watched on Netflix. Pretty good, but I still like Requiem better.

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NUance    6,941

Grab a pad of paper and a pencil and watch Primer a few times.

 

One of the best time travel movies I've seen.

I'll give Primer a view. I like time travel movies.

 

 

 

As for Trainspotting mentioned above, I found this movie to be disturbing for some reason. I think it was the baby scene that got me. Anyway, I think I'll lighten up on the heroin for a while. /jk

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Nebula    411

I watched one of Bill Hicks' stand-up performances from 1989 last night. That guy was pretty damn interesting/funny. Too bad he died so early.

One of my favorite all time stand up comedians. Imo, a very underappreciated comic. There are a lot of accusations out there that Denis Leary basically lifted his entire routine from Bill. There was a long time joke amongst comedians and others inside the entertainment industry that went something like, "why is Denis Leary famous and no one knows who Bill Hicks is? Because there is no cure for cancer." I always liked Denis too, until I heard that. No Cure for Cancer was pretty GD funny though, I gotta admit.

 

I'd never seen Parks and Rec until I went through the whole Netflix slate, and at this point I think I like it even better than The Office. I'm fully immersed in Breaking Bad right now. After I get done with that it sounds like I'm gonna have to check out Party Down.

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GSG    5,721

Say what you want, but I watched "Breakfast at Tiffany's" tonight.

 

Audrey Hepburn was something else.

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Michiganball    174

Some of the quality tv shows..

 

Mad men

Sons of Anarchy

Breaking bad

Sherlock(damn is that good)

Weeds(seems you caught that already)

Dexter

Spartacus(might be gone by end of February as the Starz deal ends).

Californication(if your kids are far and away)

Damages

Rescue me

Doc martin(if you like a fish out of water type show and Brit humor)

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HUSKER 37    450

I wonder if they have that one workout show that HBO? had on when my hometown first discovered cable.

They had these hot babes on giant turntables? in one piece swimmin' suits... photographing them from new angles than what we were used to while they were on all fours doing unnatural things with their hind legs.

 

I remember introducing it to my big brother one night when he was home from college and we were both hypnotized for a good 20 minutes every night at 11pm...

 

Several years later I saw it playing on the background monitors of the Man;s Show.

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NUance    6,941

Say what you want, but I watched "Breakfast at Tiffany's" tonight.

 

Audrey Hepburn was something else.

 

Might just watch it myself...errr, because it's a cinema classic. :lol:

 

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NUance    6,941

fyi, Netflix contract with Stars ends in February. Some of the Stars stuff is going away in a couple of days. I think other Stars content will be around until later in the month.

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GSG    5,721

fyi, Netflix contract with Stars ends in February. Some of the Stars stuff is going away in a couple of days. I think other Stars content will be around until later in the month.

 

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NUance    6,941

^^ Ha ha! Me too. I'm OD'ing on Stars stuff before they blink out.

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NUance    6,941

Here are some of the Starz movies I want check out before they go away in February:

 

Moby Dick (2010)___7

Kill the Irishman___9

Stone of Destiny___8.5

Buy the Ticket Take the Ride (turns out this is a documentary, not a movie)

Sometimes a Great Notion

City of Life and Death

Don Juan DeMarco

Michael Collins

Men Who Stare at Goats

Gun Shy

 

 

 

 

 

edit: To rate each flick as I work my way through the list.

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NUance    6,941

Watched the Starz movie "Kill the Irishman" last night. If you haven't seen it already I'd HIGHLY recommend it. I guess it's loosely based on a true story. Makes me want to read the book now.

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GSG    5,721

I'm watching "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret"

 

It's pretty funny. If you like David Cross and Will Arnet from Arrested Development, this might be your thing. There is only one season on instant though.

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NUance    6,941

Starz movies I've watched recently before they blink out at the end of February:

 

Kill the Irishman___9

Stone of Destiny___8.5

Moby Dick (2010)___7

Sometimes a Great Notion__7

Men Who Stare at Goats__6.5

City of Life and Death__6

Don Juan DeMarco__4

Michael Collins (haven't seen yet)

Gun Shy (already gone)

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NUance    6,941

Another Starz thing I watched these past couple of weeks is "The Take". A gangster mini-series of four episodes set in London. It was okay.

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Yeffy    2

Surprised no one's mentioned Memento yet. Its Christopher Nolan (Inception and the Dark Knight director for all you movie noobs out there) its absolutely fantastic.

 

Breaking bad's good, so is all of Louis C.K.'s stand-ups. Reservoir Dogs is an instant classic as well.

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Omaha-Husker    416

Surprised no one's mentioned Memento yet. Its Christopher Nolan (Inception and the Dark Knight director for all you movie noobs out there) its absolutely fantastic.

 

Watch Following if you haven't yet. That one really shows of Nolan's true directing chops.

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Stu    72

I'm watching WWE's Top 50 OMG Moments

 

I'm kinda drunk too :lol:

 

That's funny because when I'm alone and drunk (often), i resort to WWE stuff, that's a great highlight reel.

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NUance    6,941

Watched the movie "Twelve" last night. Pretty good flick. Maybe an 8/10 or so.

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