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    • Chris
      Chris MacAskill

      Anyone going to see The Post in the theater? I am! I loved films like Spotlight, so gotta see this. Meryl Streep said Spielberg felt an urgency with this film given what's going on with the press now.

      How about Black Mirror? Is the new season great like the previous ones?

      Got a recommend for Infinity Chamber, a brilliant indie sci-fi flick where a man is trapped in a prison with only an AI to talk to. One knock against it I've heard is the pace can be slow.

    • PJ
      Pj Kinsley

      I’ve been binging shameless just got to season 6 I started like 3 weeks ago.... it’s not something I’m terribly proud of but I’m making good progress! I don’t often go to the theaters, Adam and I did go to see Star Wars and also we recently seen one of the 8 million super hero movies!

    • Keenan
      Keenan Wells

      Really want to see The Post also! Heard great things. Still haven't seen The Last Jedi πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ. Need to rewatch the last one again on the new 55" TV before I do πŸ˜‰.

      But in all honesty I'm probably binging on past seasons of Top Chef this weekend 😜

    • cvdavis

      I've sure been hearing a lot of people talking about Black Mirror lately. It makes me think I should get Net Flix.

    • Chris
      Chris MacAskill

      You should! Some of their shows are amazing and you can't get them anywhere else.

    • Chris
      Chris MacAskill

      The post is sold out in our area so I watched Infinity Chamber. Pretty good! Freaky. Maybe not as good as Her or Ex Machina, but definitely worth watching if you're into dystopian future sci fi.

      Problem is, I need one of you to explain parts of it to me after you watch it. πŸ€”

    • Shay

      The post isn't released here (Ireland) until the 18th.

    • Chris
      Chris MacAskill

      I finally got a good seat at the late late show Monday night. Oh my God. I was riveted every second of the movie. It was the intersection of me loving truly great and inspiring non fiction stories, the acting, and the relevance of the movie at this time.

      It's one of my new favorite movies of all time. Right up there with The Imitation Game.

    • yaypie

      You had me all excited until the last sentence. I hated The Imitation Game. 😬

    • bstrong

      I watched the first episode of David Letterman's new Netflix original, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

      The show is a new format for Letterman since leaving late night television. It's a simple sit down conversation between him and a person of great influence. There is a stage that is nearly empty, two chairs, simple lighting, and a live audience which has no idea who the guest will be.

      Episode 1 sets the bar really high since the first guest is Barak Obama. The conversation was intimate and seemed very genuine. I enjoyed every moment and walked away dearly missing our former President.

      Netflix will be releasing 1 episode a month for 6 months. Give it a watch!

    • yaypie

      Same here! I loved it and I'm looking forward to future episodes.

      I was a big fan of The Late Show, but my favorite moments were always those rare occasions when Dave would get so interested in his guest that he'd stop trying to be funny. I love that the new show is all about those moments. No band, no monologue, no comedy bits, no commercial breaks, just great conversations.

    • Shay

      watched "my next guest" and enjoyed it. I like the format, it's old skool, a throwback to Parkinson, if you ever saw that on Uk tv.

      I don't like the vacuous talk shows that never tackle controversial issues, no substance to them.

      the item on the civil rights march was fascinating.

    • yaypie

      A few years ago I stumbled across a bunch of Michael Parkinson clips on YouTube and devoured them. So many great interviews, as well as a few that went wildly off the rails.

      I feel like the closest thing the US has had to Parkinson is probably Dick Cavett, but he hasn't been on the air for a while. I wish there were more talk shows like that.

    • Chris
      Chris MacAskill

      Huh. I don't think I knew much about Dick Cavett, but I just took a look at the first few minutes of his interview with Ronald Reagan, when Reagan was governor of California, and it seemed amazing. The things you find on YouTube.

      He asked if Reagan aspired to a higher office one day, and Reagan said no.

    • Shay

      saw "The Post" this afternoon. It's brilliant. What I particularly liked was how they got the details of the period so right. Telex machines, pay phones, the shots of the printing press and the method of getting a page of text into print....

      The kids who grew up in the digital age will be fascianted / horrified at how slow news was to circulate. No twitter / fb / cake (πŸ˜€) /

      So much to take in while enjoying a great plot....

      And the challenge to the freedom of the press was real, and it is so relevant to today's press and the current president, fake news, influencing the media.....

      Can't recommend it highly enough !

    • Shay

      I'm now searching for "all the presidents men" ... never watched it but it should be a great follow up to " The Post"

    • Chris
      Chris MacAskill

      I watched The Final Year last night, a behind-the-scenes documentary by HBO about the furious effort of the Obama administration's efforts in foreign policy. It isn't so much a commentary as just candid footage in the West Wing, behind the scenes before Obama's speeches in places like Hiroshima, visits to villages in Nigeria to try and help with the captured school girls, etc.

      I found it pretty gripping and, in a way, pretty devastating. They had no idea until the final 15 minutes of the film that a new administration would come in and try to undo it all, like the Paris Accord.

    • yaypie

      Woah, that sounds great. I'll have to check it out.

    • Chris
      Chris MacAskill

      Last night I watched Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House. It got mixed reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and I have to admit the movie wasn't crafted as well as The Post or All The President's Men, but I was still fascinated.

      The story is told from the whistleblower's point of view (from inside the FBI), not the media's. Felt took unimaginable risks to blow the whistle.

    • Chris
      Chris MacAskill

      I listened to a podcast this morning of journalists and they were raving about The Post. They said it newly inspired them about their occupation. I notice it got Academy Award nominations for best picture and best actress.

    • Chris
      Chris MacAskill

      I listened to an episode of Stay Tuned with Preet and his guest was Floyd Abrams, maybe the most prominent free speech lawyer in America. He had a different take on The Post: good movie, but misses the real story. He was the lawyer who defended the New York Times against Nixon.

      The real story in his view is Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame originally turned over the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times. The Times had months to study them and break the story. That's when the Supreme Court blocked further publication by the Times.

      So Ellsberg distributed part of the Pentagon Papers to various newspapers across the country in hopes they would publish them, and many of them did. The Post movie did a nice job of covering the anguish inside the Washington Post in doing so, but they weren't alone and weren't first.

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