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Well it's slow here since we're just waiting for our season to resume and @MB3 had a good idea to talk more about ourselves. I personally find that most people connect connect through their passions and stuff they love. Every once in awhile @Colorado Rockies 1976 and I chat privately about movies and tv series so i'm wondering who here loves what.

What are you top 10 movies, tv series and bands? If there's any other top 10 you wanna throw out here feel free too, all about connecting through our other passions. 

Movies

  1. Back to the Future
  2. Jaws
  3. Ghostbusters
  4. Terminator 2
  5. Gremlins
  6. Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  7. Star Wars Empire Strikes Back
  8. The Thing (1982)
  9. Aliens
  10. Tremors

TV SHOWS

  1. Twin Peaks
  2. Stranger Things
  3. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  4. The Mandalorian
  5. Battlestar Galactica
  6. Cobra Kai
  7. Eerie Indiana
  8. Tales From The Crypt
  9. The Office
  10. Breaking Bad

MUSIC

  1. Lagwagon
  2. NOFX
  3. No Use For a Name
  4. Much The Same
  5. A Wilhelm Scream
  6. Nirvana
  7. Bad Religion
  8. (90’s) Green Day
  9. Foo Fighters
  10. John Williams
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Well it's slow here since we're just waiting for our season to resume and @MB3 had a good idea to talk more about ourselves. I personally find that most people connect connect through their passions a

I’ll try to follow SD’s format here...guess I’ll start with movies (in no particular order): 1) JFK - not because I’m a major conspiracy theorist or buy into what’s Oliver Stone’s trying to sell.

The Baron wears a Devils hat in one episode, too. Lol

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Obviously, we could chat about a lot of what you've posted...I binge-watched Cobra Kai (ordered each season on Blu-Ray and was done with each one within a few days).

Without spoiling anything for anyone...first season is the best, second starts to get a bit silly, third one continues the trend.  Not that this series was ever meant to be taken overly seriously, but the first season has a certain charm to it that the others can't quite match.  Enough happens during the third season where you can't help but wonder what's so difficult about calling the damned cops.

William Zabka and Ralph Macchio were never top actors, but both are in fine form here...especially Zabka.  He plays Johnny perfectly...still wants to be a badass, but there's a lot of sadness and regret beneath the "I'm still tough" exterior.  He's clearly flawed, but you find yourself rooting for him to pull himself fully together.  

And of course, amazing that the series was able to cast SO many actors from the movies' past.  Not like those Karate Kid movies were made 20 or even 30 years ago...longer! 

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I watched cobra Kai specifically due to @SterioDesign’s recommendation. I was a big fan of the movies back in the day, so I figured it was worth a shot. I was expecting a cheesy throwback kind of show.

What I found was a very well written show, with a perfect amount of callbacks to the movies, both in events that happened and in the soundtrack. Zabka plays his character absolutely perfectly. 

I was very happy that I took that recommendation.

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6 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

I watched cobra Kai specifically due to @SterioDesign’s recommendation. I was a big fan of the movies back in the day, so I figured it was worth a shot. I was expecting a cheesy throwback kind of show.

What I found was a very well written show, with a perfect amount of callbacks to the movies, both in events that happened and in the soundtrack. Zabka plays his character absolutely perfectly. 

I was very happy that I took that recommendation.

yeah same. i'm a big karate kid fan so i was really looking forward to it but i would have been happy just seeing those characters again in anything and just milk the nostalgia. But man the writing of the show is so fvcking good.

We need more shows like this that really explores "both sides". We've been fed for so long stuff like "let's follow these good guys go against these one dimensional villains". This show adds a lot of nuances to basically all its characters, to the point you legit don't even know who to really root for or who will win a fight. It's great

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I'm not a huge TV watcher, so instead I'll choose my top-10 entertainment outside of hockey overall (including TV)

1. Golf. I've recently caught the bug and I'm helplessly addicted. Range 4 days a week, 18 holes twice a week. I started tracking my HCP when I first took lessons ~8 months ago as a 44. Today I play off of an 11, and my goal is to be single-digits by the time I make a boys trip to Streamsong in March. 

2. Warzone. I've never been a big videogames person in my life, but all of my best friends play Warzone and it was an unreal way to "hang out" with my buddies every day during COVID. Even more fun, my best friend who lives far away from me talk every. single. day. We used to have a chat twice a month, now I know what he eats for dinner every night. It's awesome. i'm terrible, but who cares.

3. Other sports, though that's not been easy. I'm a die-hard Yankee fan. My dad is from Texas, so unfortunately he made me a Cowboys fan. And both of my parents went to Duke, so I'm currently enduring the worst season of Duke men's basketball since the 1980s. 

4. The occasional TV show. I was all in on GoT. I just gave the Witcher a chance, pretty good but I wasn't enthralled. Breaking Bad is my favorite show of all time, right next to GoT and The Office. Diversity, right there. I cannot get into network TV shows any more -- The Good Place (basically anything Michael Shur does) was great, though. 3% (Netflix show from Brazil) had one of the best seasons of television ever (you've gotta watch with subtitles -- my wife is from Brazil so that's how we found it), but season 2 - onward got really bland and really boring. 

5. I'm now finding this list to be harder than I thought.

6. I got reeeeally into cocktails over COVID. A bar from Asbury (Laylow, best bar I've ever been to if you're ever in that area) hosted cocktail classes. You should see my booze shelf... I've got over 60 bottles of the most obscure things you can think of. They stare daggers at me when I make my same Whistle Pig 10y Old Fashioned every other night. 

7. I'm getting a fvcking PUPPY in a few weeks! Red golden retriever, named Jersey. 

8. While typing this message I've thought about golf seven times. 

9. I'm designing and building my uncles house. That'll be cool. He's got a budget of $600k, and I'm currently working on a $28.8m house in my regular job. There's a part of your brain you have to shut off (or turn on?) when you're designing houses for regular people. 

10. Oh thank god I made it to 10. My music taste is bizarre. I got randomly RIDICULOUSLY into MGK's new pop punk album. Always been a punk guy; OG greenday, pre-self-titled Blink 182. For some reason I got really into Post Malone, too. He's not for everyone, and that's ok. I saw him live and my dude was trippin balls but put on a hell of a show. For anyone who rolls their eyes and thinks he's just some soundcloud mumblerapper, take a look at his Nirvana cover concert. The dude absolutely fvcking shreds it, and it's mostly deep cuts. @SterioDesign would probably like that if you're a Nirvana fan. I spent six consecutive days last week listening only to the Stone Temple Pilots; I was pretty bummed when Weiland died. I saw him live after he broke off from STP at the House of Blues in Orlando, he played in front of maybe 20 people. Got to shake his hand before the show and thought "yeah, no chance he actually preforms." couldn't talk, stand up, anything. And then the lights come on and this guy blows the doors off the building. Different breed.

This is fun. Great call, SD. Sorry for ad-libbing the format. 

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I’ll try to follow SD’s format here...guess I’ll start with movies (in no particular order):

1) JFK - not because I’m a major conspiracy theorist or buy into what’s Oliver Stone’s trying to sell...this movie is just so well-shot and edited, and entertaining and interesting in an “Alternate Universe” kind of way.  

2) Roadhouse - the best Bad Movie ever made

3) The Shining - scared the sh!t outta me when I was 11.  Has some flaws, but I still love it.

4) The Thing (1982) - me and SD could probably talk about this movie for hours.  Some of the best practical (non-CGI) effects ever.  John Carpenter’s best film, AFAIC.

5) Back To The Future - If it comes on, chances are I’m watching it all the way through.  Never loses it luster, obvious flaws and all (how is that people who knew Marty from 1955 in the revised timeline NEVER recognize him in 1985?!) 2 and 3 were fine (2 was a bit frantic), but neither had the first film’s magic.

6) Jaws - Love everything about it.

7) Dazed and Confused - one of those movies that makes me wish I could spend a night hanging out with those characters.  Really feels like you’re there with all of them.  And nails 1976 beautifully.

8A) and 8B) Goodfellas and Casino.  Scorsese clearly revisited familiar territory with Casino, but both works are incredibly re-watchable.

9) Hunt For Red October - You know you’re a badass when you’re wearing a hairpiece, never really attempt to pull off a legit Russian accent, and everyone still thinks that you’re a badass.  RIP Sean Connery

10) Eight Men Out - I love movies that nail time periods, and this one (about the 1919 Black Sox scandal) really makes you feel like you just stepped out of a time machine, when ballplayers were still larger than life, yet somehow “one of us”.  Great performances all-around (even if aspects of the story were heavily fictionalized).

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I’ll do my top 10 @MB3style, because I don’t have a bunch of top 10 lists. I know some of these are playing a little fast and loose with the term “entertainment”, but here we go:

1) Music: big fan of 90’s Alt, my first ever paying gig as a musician was playing guitar in a Pearl Jam cover band, playing during scene/costume changes during my high school’s Dance Club’s performance. It was that point that I learned that if you’re in the band, girls will want you. You don’t even have to be in a particularly good band. The performance was fine, the after party resulted in exploration, pregnancy scares, school suspensions, groundings, and just about anything else you can think of. We were supposed to get $100 before, $100 after. We never got the second $100 because of our behavior with the dancers. Worth it. I’ve not been playing as much as I used to, but keep thinking I should pick it back up. 

2) Going to the movies: something I have always enjoyed since I was a kid. My wife is not a big fan, but my daughter is so that is one of our things. One of the things we really miss since COVID. 

3) Disney World: We are frequent visitors, usually once a year at a minimum. 2016 was our Disneyest year ever, WDW in February, Disneyland in August, and back to WDW for my 40th in October.

4) Other Travel: I like being “on the road”, staying in hotels, driving a rented car, all of it. We have a time share in the Poconos that’s been in my family since 1976, I have been there 42 of my 44 years, the two years I missed being when I was an a-hole teenager that was too cool to hang out with his family. Glad I figured that out, it’s nice to have that tradition. My grandmother was the original owner and she has since passed, and she couldn’t go for the last 11 years of her life due to medical conditions. It then passed to my uncle, we were all afraid he would sell it, bu lt in retrospect he was the best custodian of it because he didn’t need the money. It’s so cee been deeded to me and my sister. Lives being as busy as they are, it’s been the only time of year we’ve seen my sister and her family for probably the last 4-5 years. 

5) Hockey Jerseys: ok, I know we said aside from hockey. But I like collecting the things. Recently started getting some game worn (I have Blackwood’s home/road from the end of last year). I have gotten rid of some and am trying to focus more on quality over quantity.

6) I love animals, to the point where I really think I missed my calling in not being a zookeeper. Yet despite that, I have no pets. Yet. We are also talking puppy. It won’t have a cool name like Jersey because there’s no way on earth my daughter will let anyone else name it. 

7) Sneakers. I fvcking love sneakers. As a little kid my sneakers were always sh!t. I remember saving up for my first pair of Nike Air, it was the original Bo Jackson cross trainers in 1990. Paid for with $87 in singles from my paper route. Thereafter I always got cool sneakers, and my parents always were mad at me for spending so much. But I was earning my own money from age 9, so fvck that. Later I would wind up working in Foot Locker and definitely used my employee discount. I believe I have a bag of sneakers somewhere on my parents’ house that I lost when I moved out. I haven’t done a deep dive to try to find them. I still prefer Nike and still spend more than I should just because I like them.

8 ) TV: loved Game of Thrones, and most of the late 90’s/ early to mid 2000’s HBO shows. Also liked Dexter and Breaking Bad a lot. But I’ll watch anything, cop shows, teen dramas, as long as it’s well done and the characters are interesting, I’m in. I watch more than I should, but I have a lot of down time. 

9) Dining out: one of the more prevalent activities in my area pre-COVID. Mexican is my favorite. Shout out to my homies at Jose Tejas, see you soon. 

10) Theater: As a musician I can watch just about any kind of live performance of music. But I love musical theater. Saw all the great shows of the mid 90’s through today. My daughter has been performing since age 4 and now she loves it too. So we go very frequently (again, obviously not now). I know a lot of people don’t think a straight dude should be as into theater as I am, but fvck them. Can I recite the entire show of Les Miserables or Jekyll & Hyde off the top of my head? You’re fvcking right I can .

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Top 10 lists are really hard for me, as a lot of mine would change depending on the day, but I’ll try to just mention some of my favorites across multiple genres.

Movies:

I’m a big fan of crime dramas. Particularly Scorsese. Taxi Driver and Goodfellas are probably 1 and 1A. Godfather 1 & II. Heat. Tarantino’s early crime stuff (True Romance: which he wrote but didn’t direct, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown). Hell or High Water, Fargo, Zodiac. Blue Velvet.

My second favorite genre is probably horror. The Shining is my #1. Rosemary’s Baby. Alien. Jaws (yes it counts). Night of the Living Dead. Silence of the Lambs. American Psycho. The Thing. Some “modern horror” I like...It Follows, Hereditary, Midsommar, The Witch, The Babadook. 

I also love westerns. Pretty much all of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns (especially The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Unforgiven. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Tombstone. 

Some other just random action/Sci fi: Mad Max Fury Road. Last of the Mohicans. The Star Wars OT, All Indiana Jones they made. Blade Runner. A Clockwork Orange. Not a real big comedy guy (probably the genre I have the fewest of in my collection), but The Big Lebowski is one of my favorite movies of all time. The Monty Python movies. Kevin Smith’s early stuff (especially Clerks and Mallrats). I’m a huge fan of Wes Anderson. Rushmore is probably my favorite of his. 

Tv:

Again, you’re going to see a lot of crime stuff. The Sopranos is the GOAT, and my opinion on that will likely never change. The Wire. The Shield. Breaking Bad. Deadwood. Six Feet Under. Gomorrah. Justified. For comedies: Seinfeld. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The Office (US). 

Music:

I was a 90’s kid, so I grew up with a lot of alternative stuff from that era. Nirvana. Pixies. Alice N Chains, Pearl Jam, etc. I used to listen to a ton of punk back in the day too, not so much anymore but I still love The Clash. Huge fan of Johnny Cash.

 

I’m sure if I look at this list in a couple weeks I’ll think of a ton of stuff I can’t believe I left off. Lol

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Top 10’s are tough for me too, so I’ll just roll: Movies: Goodfellas is my favorite movie of all-time. Love mob sh!t- The Godfather, Casino, The Irishman. Pulp Fiction is probably second. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is another of my all-timers. Point Break, which doesn’t get nearly enough credit for what an awesome flick it is (Patrick Swayze’s best performance of his career IMO). Love Tarantino flicks (I’m actually watching Kill Bill Volume 2 as I type this lol). Pulp Fiction is his masterpiece, but all his sh!t is great. Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill 1 and 2, Django Unchained, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.... Die Hard is simultaneously the greatest action and Christmas movie of all-time. Love comedies. The Big Lebowski is probably my favorite in that genre. Loved John Candy- one of my all-time favorites. He didn’t make unfunny movies. Love action flicks too, particularly the original Die Hard trilogy. Commando is my favorite old-time Schwarzenegger flick. With movies, I could go on and on. So I’ll stop there for now. I’ll do TV and music in another post, because I’m tired lol.

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5 hours ago, MB3 said:

4. The occasional TV show. I was all in on GoT. I just gave the Witcher a chance, pretty good but I wasn't enthralled. Breaking Bad is my favorite show of all time, right next to GoT and The Office. Diversity, right there. I cannot get into network TV shows any more -- The Good Place (basically anything Michael Shur does) was great, though. 3% (Netflix show from Brazil) had one of the best seasons of television ever (you've gotta watch with subtitles -- my wife is from Brazil so that's how we found it), but season 2 - onward got really bland and really boring. 

Yeah Game of Thrones finished riiiiight outside of my top 10. I could have easily made a top 20-30 for tv and movies really. Another amazing and hilarious tv show is What we do in the shadows, its so fvcking good.

Also, based on some of your reactions during hockey games... my god i'd pay money to see what some of your reactions were during Game of Thrones hahaha

The Good Place was awesome, i love Kristen Bell so much. I didnt finish it but will eventually. 

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Top 10 lists are really hard for me, as a lot of mine would change depending on the day, but I’ll try to just mention some of my favorites across multiple genres.

Movies:

I’m a big fan of crime dramas. Particularly Scorsese. Taxi Driver and Goodfellas are probably 1 and 1A. Godfather 1 & II. Heat. Tarantino’s early crime stuff (True Romance: which he wrote but didn’t direct, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown). Hell or High Water, Fargo, Zodiac. Blue Velvet.

My second favorite genre is probably horror. The Shining is my #1. Rosemary’s Baby. Alien. Jaws (yes it counts). Night of the Living Dead. Silence of the Lambs. American Psycho. The Thing. Some “modern horror” I like...It Follows, Hereditary, Midsommar, The Witch, The Babadook. 

I also love westerns. Pretty much all of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns (especially The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Unforgiven. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Tombstone. 

Some other just random action/Sci fi: Mad Max Fury Road. Last of the Mohicans. The Star Wars OT, All Indiana Jones they made. Blade Runner. A Clockwork Orange. Not a real big comedy guy (probably the genre I have the fewest of in my collection), but The Big Lebowski is one of my favorite movies of all time. The Monty Python movies. Kevin Smith’s early stuff (especially Clerks and Mallrats). I’m a huge fan of Wes Anderson. Rushmore is probably my favorite of his. 

Tv:

Again, you’re going to see a lot of crime stuff. The Sopranos is the GOAT, and my opinion on that will likely never change. The Wire. The Shield. Breaking Bad. Deadwood. Six Feet Under. Gomorrah. Justified. For comedies: Seinfeld. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The Office (US). 

Music:

I was a 90’s kid, so I grew up with a lot of alternative stuff from that era. Nirvana. Pixies. Alice N Chains, Pearl Jam, etc. I used to listen to a ton of punk back in the day too, not so much anymore but I still love The Clash. Huge fan of Johnny Cash.

I’m sure if I look at this list in a couple weeks I’ll think of a ton of stuff I can’t believe I left off. Lol

Sweet, we have a lot in common through all that.

Is the tv show Clarice on your radar for next week's debut? It's set one year after Silence of the Lamb

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Well this is great so far.

I'd be tempted to start a debate to see who's the best filmmaker between Spielberg or Scorsese.

But like i said... it's been fun so far and this would send us straight back to hell hahaha

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13 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

Sweet, we have a lot in common through all that.

Is the tv show Clarice on your radar for next week's debut? It's set one year after Silence of the Lamb

I’ll probably wait and see how the reactions are first. I liked, but didn’t love the Hannibal series. Network tv is tough for that kind of show. Probably needs to be on HBO or streaming to really be done right. 

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25 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

Yeah Game of Thrones finished riiiiight outside of my top 10. I could have easily made a top 20-30 for tv and movies really. Another amazing and hilarious tv show is What we do in the shadows, its so fvcking good.

Also, based on some of your reactions during hockey games... my god i'd pay money to see what some of your reactions were during Game of Thrones hahaha

The Good Place was awesome, i love Kristen Bell so much. I didnt finish it but will eventually. 

Have you seen the movie? It’s equally as funny. Pretty much everything Taika Waititi does is gold, imo. 

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12 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Have you seen the movie? It’s equally as funny. Pretty much everything Taika Waititi does is gold, imo. 

oh yah watched it when it came out. When they announced the tv series i thought they'd never be able to capture the same feel and be as good as the movie but man like you said it's equally just as good. Taika is amazing indeed.

I can't wait to see what his Star Wars project is

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43 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

Well this is great so far.

I'd be tempted to start a debate to see who's the best filmmaker between Spielberg or Scorsese.

But like i said... it's been fun so far and this would send us straight back to hell hahaha

That would be really tough. I love both so much. Spielberg movies were a big part of my childhood. Seeing Jurassic Park on the big screen as a 10 year old is still probably the most amazing movie going experience of my life. I can’t remember being as blown away before or since. Probably what it felt like for kids in the 70’s to see Jaws or Star Wars for the first time.

One might argue Spielberg has a wider range in his filmography (I mean, the same guy that made Schindler’s List also did some of the best “kids” movies of all time).

But I do think Scorsese is more versatile than some people give him credit for though. Ofc he’s mostly known for his gangster stuff, but he’s also done movies like After Hours, The King of Comedy, Bringing Out the Dead, Hugo, all his religious works, etc.

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As far as those 70s “Wow look at this up on the big screen!” moments go, don’t forget Spielberg’s Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.  As someone who was an impressionable kid back then (born 1970), that movie was mindblowing to see.  If I expanded my list to Top 15 or 20, Close Encounters would have made the cut.

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Top Movies

  • Evey single Starwars movies (yeah i know... and i say EVERY SINGLE ONE ! )
  • Indiana Jones 
  • MCU geek
  • Wes Anderson lover
  • Some french movies... Coz i'm that boring ! 
  • Edgar Wright movies

 

Tv Shows

  • Parks & Recreation
  • Brooklyn 99
  • Everything with Ricky Gervais 
  • MCU geek i told you ! 
  • GoT & Witcher
  • Good Place
  • Community
  • It Crowd

Music (now we are talking ! ) 

  • Devin Townsend
  • Kvelertak
  • Gojira
  • Black Sabbath
  • Iron Maiden
  • Rammstein
  • Ghost
  • Bad Religion
  • Type O nEgative
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Toooons of Black metal (Caladran Brood,  Uada, Nokturnal Mortum, Cult of Fire, Darkthrone, Immortal, Mgla, Aephanemer, Bathushka, Harakiri for the Sky, Emperor etc etc... ) 

 

Roleplay games

  • White Wolf stuffs (Werewolf, Vampire, Mage etc... ) 
  • Alien
  • Starwars
  • D&D
  • Witcher

 

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Are you into older French movies at all? I have a few in my collection. Le Samouraï is one of my favorites (clearly an influence for Taxi Driver). Rififi is a great older heist movie. Les Diaboliques really feels like a Hitchcock film, and I’m a big fan of his so I like that one a lot  

I bought Revenge (2017) based on the recommendation from my favorite movie reviewer on YouTube (Chris Stuckmann). Brutal story and subject matter, but it was gorgeously shot. I think they filmed it in the Moroccan desert. 

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1 hour ago, Nicomo said:

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Are you into older French movies at all? I have a few in my collection. Le Samouraï is one of my favorites (clearly an influence for Taxi Driver). Rififi is a great older heist movie. Les Diaboliques really feels like a Hitchcock film, and I’m a big fan of his so I like that one a lot  

I bought Revenge (2017) based on the recommendation from my favorite movie reviewer on YouTube (Chris Stuckmann). Brutal story and subject matter, but it was gorgeously shot. I think they filmed it in the Moroccan desert. 

Oh Revenge is maybe even too modern for me ; )  Coz yeah.. i like old french movies; ) 
In recent ones you may know " intouchable " (i say this one because i know they were working on a US version) ... and if you want a brutal story and a heavy subject, you may wanna try " Irréversible " (at your own risk) 

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As far as music goes...though I'm a metalhead first and foremost, I like a lot of other genres, and depending on my mood, can listen to just about anything (except rap, hip hop, and anything done by "blank" featuring "blank"...just don't like it).  I find most modern pop to be painful to try to listen to.  It's hard for me to pick 10 bands...depending on how I'm feeling, the answer could be different any given week.

One loss that I really lament from my youth is the ability to walk into a record store (with friends), and just hang for an hour or so...even if we didn't buy anything, it was always fun to just look around, rifling through the bins, check out cover art (especially vinyl sleeves), BS about what bands we were into...certain record stores had such a cool atmosphere, and of course, many malls in the 80s (my wonder years decade) had at least two record stores, so you could hang at one for a while, then go check out the other.  

It's funny, in that I'm starting to realize how aspects of my childhood world (the 70s and 80s) are relics in the eyes of someone like my daughter.  I tried to explain the whole aspect of going into a record store, looking around, eventually buying some music to play on your turntable, cassette player, or CD player (some people had them in the 80s, but once they became cheaper in the 90s, that's when they started to truly take off)...wanting to be first in line when a favorite band was about to release a new album, etc.

She was fascinated in the same way I would be when I'd ask my dad about life in the 50s and 60s...the whole idea of buying a single album of songs IN A STORE, taking it home, and then listening to it on a stereo system was comically foreign to her.  I had to explain what a turntable was, what cassettes were and how a cassette player worked (also had to explain how easily vinyl records could get scratched, or how cassettes could get "chewed up").  Also explained the whole concept of MTV and what an influence it was on so many people (I became a drummer because I watched drummers like Phil Collins, Neil Peart and others playing on MTV, and when I turned 12 on 6/24/1982, I asked for drum lessons as my present.  Played out and about for many years, loved just about every minute of it).  But for my daughter, the non-listening part of her music experience consists mostly of...downloading.  Or watching it on youtube or somewhere else, on her phone or computer.  That's it.  Something about that bums me out.  

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1 hour ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

But for my daughter, the non-listening part of her music experience consists mostly of...downloading.  Or watching it on youtube or somewhere else, on her phone or computer.  That's it.  Something about that bums me out.  

I absolutely love digital media, not having to change cds, or several cds if you had a cd disc changer in the car or at home is amazing lol

The fact that you can have your entire music collection on you at all times in a device in your pocket is absolutely amazing. Having an Android cell phone with a large sd card means I can throw music on in my car or wherever in seconds, I love everything about it and never will look back. 

I'll usually just throw my entire library on shuffle unless I'm listening to a new album for the first time. I do have some friends who still buy vinyl here and there because a lot of bands still make them in limited amounts with some cool designs, they try to tell me about how much better the sound quality and experience is and I'm not knocking it but I absolutely don't care and it's not for me. 

YouTube is incredible for finding new music, I've gone down several rabbit holes in the recommendations section and finding music I might not have ever heard of otherwise.

I love digital media for movies and comics as well. Personally I'm not a repeat watcher, I've seen a lot of the movies posted in this thread but I can probably count on one hand the amount of times I've seen them twice. There's just so much content that I would always prefer to watch something I've never seen before than to watch something again. 

I've just never been a big collector so for me digital media was like a caveman seeing fire for the first time. I bought a Tivo when they first came out because I absolutely hated having to set a VCR to tape a game or something else if I wasnt home and having to hope the damn thing would work lol I jumped on using Netflix when they first came out cause it saved me from having to ask my parents to drive me to blockbuster, I think I had a 3 disc plan at the time with Netflix lol

I don't own a single blu-ray and I stopped reading comic books for a very long time because I hated storing them and it felt like an absolute waste to buy something I'd read once and then throw out or throw into a box never to be read again. Getting a tablet was the only thing that got me back into reading at all, when I stopped reading them as a kid if you told me I'd eventually be able to read anything I wanted on a digital screen I could take anywhere with me I don't think I would have believed you lol

It's really wild how far we have come in terms of digital media especially since it really didn't take off until like the late 00s/early 10s. I know it's not for everyone but I absolutely love everything about it. I'm not knocking collections of whatever anyone likes at all cause most of my friends have collections of things as well but for someone like me who just isn't into that it's an absolute blessing. I just love not having to worry about storing something I'm never gonna watch/read again or feeling like I'm being wasteful by throwing it out. 

 

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Oh don't get me wrong, things evolve for a reason.  I'm just saying (in a very roundabout way) that I wish she could've experienced both the old and the new, in how we "consume" music, if that makes any sense.  I wasn't trying to make a full-on endorsement for the old days...there's no going back, nor should there be.  At the time, those days were great and all we knew, and there's aspects about them that I miss, but if I had to travel back to them, I'm sure I'd be suffering from Internet and tech withdrawal within minutes.  We're all used to being able to dial up info, music, purchases, etc so quickly and easily now.  And being able to record all of our favorite TV shows (not to mention stream or get on-demand)...I can't imagine not being able to binge-watch.  The 80s were cool to me back in the day, but like I said, even with all of the issues in the current world, going back to them having gotten so used to tech creature comforts would be brutal...damn, I remember having to write down directions to go to certain destinations, while on the phone.  It's so easy to send a quick e-mail or text at work...I can't imagine not being able to do that now.    

But yeah, being able to dial up any song I want whenever I want (usually on youtube, on my iPhone)...I can't imagine going back to hoping to hear a new favorite song on the radio or MTV or elsewhere, if I didn't happen to have my bulky collection of CDs, cassettes, and albums with me.   

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