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You know those movies aren't really about him, right?

so THAT'S why i never see you at our Paint Your Wagon discussion groups...

Finally got around to seeing The Accountant.  I will preface this comment by stating that I am not a Ben Affleck fan at all.  The only two movies I liked him in were Dazed and Confused and Good Will H

25 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

A treasure trove of movie classics on TCM tonite, for those who dont watch 9-11 commemorations.

6:15 Paths of Glory

8:00 12 Angry Men

9:45 Sweet Smell of Success

11:30 Night of the Hunter

1:15 Marty

Ooooooh.

I've never seen Marty. Should I?

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33 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

A treasure trove of movie classics on TCM tonite, for those who dont watch 9-11 commemorations.

6:15 Paths of Glory

8:00 12 Angry Men

9:45 Sweet Smell of Success

11:30 Night of the Hunter

1:15 Marty

Hard to believe that channel is commercial free and comes with basic cable. 

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18 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

Hard to believe that channel is commercial free and comes with basic cable. 

i hear that, in many places, comcast dont give it but to HBO subscribers.

but TCM is right behind ESPN & corporate slimeballsuckassskullduggery as the reason cable bills are so high. ESPN was the 1st network with commercials to doubledip into charging fees to cable companies in order to be able to negotiate for TV contracts w major sports. TCM charged their subscription fees to the cable companies instead of consumers to pay for content. Sumner Redstone saw that & bought up USA, MTV, every popular cable channel he could get his hands on so he could block charge (You want your MTV, well you gotta take USA, A&E and a dozen soapyOprahbull#### channels, all w fees, to get it) and soon enough 500 cable channels were owned by 6 companies and our bills went from $29.95 to $150

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3 hours ago, wikkidpissah said:

A treasure trove of movie classics on TCM tonite, for those who dont watch 9-11 commemorations.

6:15 Paths of Glory

8:00 12 Angry Men

9:45 Sweet Smell of Success

11:30 Night of the Hunter

1:15 Marty

Thanks for the tip!  Count me as another that hasn't seen Marty....yet

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2 hours ago, nightmare said:

I watched Margin Call for the 8th? time. If you liked The Big Short this is a must watch.
This is 2008's crisis seen from inside a Wall street firm-with a twist. 

One of my favorite Jeremy Irons roles

"Who knows everything about these accounts?"

"Eric Dale, but he's no longer with the company and no one can locate him"

(Irons looks at his head of security) "Have Eric Dale in my office at 6:30"

"Yes sir"

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1 hour ago, Mr. Mojo said:

I hated The Big Short but liked Margin Call.

I'm with you.  I didn't really enjoy the Big Short.  It was not a very realistic depiction of banks/money managers/the financial system, but rather a hollywood caricture of them.  I'm a fan of the book so I found the movie to be a letdown, especially given all the rave reviews.  It did have some funny parts though.

Margin Call on the other hand captured the essence of how banks/broker dealers and their trading floors were run during that time.  I was working at a large bank and trading with all the major bond desks throughout the financial crisis, and the tension and suspense in the movie felt real to me.

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20 hours ago, wikkidpissah said:

A treasure trove of movie classics on TCM tonite, for those who dont watch 9-11 commemorations.

6:15 Paths of Glory

8:00 12 Angry Men

9:45 Sweet Smell of Success

11:30 Night of the Hunter

1:15 Marty

That is an amazing lineup.

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3 hours ago, jdoggydogg said:

That is an amazing lineup.

And all from the 50s right? United Artists owned that decade apparently. 

Some of them were flops but in retrospect, it’s impresive.

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Essex Boys (2000)

Crime/mystery drama starring Tom Wilkinson as an evil man, Sean Bean as a thoroughly evil man, Alex Kingston as his (apparently) long-suffering wife, Charlie Creed-Miles as an innocent guy caught up in events way out of his control. Story moves right along, several plot twists, believable surprise ending, enough Alex Kingston skin and red hair. Surprised it didn't get better reviews. It's a good movie, not great.

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Anybody else here use Kanopy?

I had never heard of it, but I guess it's linked through libraries and schools so you get 10 movies a month for free.  Lots of foreign, Criterion, award winning movies it looks like on first scan.   It also looks like you get unlimited access to Great Courses as well, which is pretty kick ###.   I was going to poke around with it more today, but seems pretty cool in theory.  

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6 minutes ago, KarmaPolice said:

Anybody else here use Kanopy?

I had never heard of it, but I guess it's linked through libraries and schools so you get 10 movies a month for free.  Lots of foreign, Criterion, award winning movies it looks like on first scan.   It also looks like you get unlimited access to Great Courses as well, which is pretty kick ###.   I was going to poke around with it more today, but seems pretty cool in theory.  

No, but sounds interesting. Keep us updated.

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3 hours ago, KarmaPolice said:

Anybody else here use Kanopy?

I had never heard of it, but I guess it's linked through libraries and schools so you get 10 movies a month for free.  Lots of foreign, Criterion, award winning movies it looks like on first scan.   It also looks like you get unlimited access to Great Courses as well, which is pretty kick ###.   I was going to poke around with it more today, but seems pretty cool in theory.  

Is it commercial free?

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8 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

Is it commercial free?

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I didn't see anything in there about commercials, just that you get 10 "credits" per month, and once you start a movie you have 3 days to watch.  

I will try to watch something in the next couple days to see for sure though.  A lot of interesting titles, if they are in fact all available currently.  

My "home" library wasn't listed, but I went to the one in the town I work at up the road and they switched it to be my home library so I could try it.  I had never heard of it until I was searching for movies to stream, and kept seeing Kanopy popping up for movies like the one on the list in the other thread - indies, Criterion, etc.. 

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The update on Kanopy is that it's a game changer for me.   I got a Roku over the weekend (the app doesn't work on Sony products), and watched a couple things.    Sure it's "only" 10 movies a month, but the access to all the Great Courses is a big plus, and the Kanopy Kids is unlimited watches - so that is nice for the 4 year old.    The son and I watch Super Size Me 2 on it, and that's about what you'd expect.   I think I loaded up about 50 movies in the watchlist - quite a few Criterion movies and foreign movies.    Stuff like:  M, 8 1/2, Panther Panchali, Dogtooth, The Wind Will Carry Us got added in, along with a handful I had never heard of that looked good.   

It's free if a library or school by you supports it, and for me it will take the place of subscription services like Criterion or Mubi that I was looking at.  

 

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31 minutes ago, Andy Dufresne said:

Kanopy on Roku makes me weep tears of joy.

I only played with it for about 5 minutes - is it possible to get subtitles for foreign films? I see the option in the app on my tablet but not through Roku.

Oh that would suck if not, I haven't watched a foreign movie yet.  I thought there was a settings tab in your profile and again, thought I saw something about subtitles.  

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@Andy Dufresne - I was able to watch a German movie last night and it had subtitles on Kanopy.   You try to play with it anymore last night?

Not yet.

I tried it with Seven Samurai and Wages of Fear. I'm sure I just didn't look hard enough. It would make no sense for them not to be there.

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