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Post #1351 by JLHockeyKnight » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:58 pm

I know we talked about hockey podcasts in the other thread. Fyi, Puck Soup's recent episode with 2 folks from the Department of Player Safety was a fun listen.
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Post #1352 by MiD » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:15 am

JLHockeyKnight wrote:I know we talked about hockey podcasts in the other thread. Fyi, Puck Soup's recent episode with 2 folks from the Department of Player Safety was a fun listen.
That was fun, but few hours later Kadri smoked Sedin and nothing what they said make any sense for me.
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Post #1353 by GoneFullHextall » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:58 am

this has been a really shitty year for some really cool and good people dying.
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Post #1354 by JLHockeyKnight » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:27 pm

MiD wrote:
JLHockeyKnight wrote:I know we talked about hockey podcasts in the other thread. Fyi, Puck Soup's recent episode with 2 folks from the Department of Player Safety was a fun listen.
That was fun, but few hours later Kadri smoked Sedin and nothing what they said make any sense for me.


Dave & Greg actually brought that up in the next episode. Lol. Yeah even they found it funny.
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Post #1355 by MiD » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:55 pm

JLHockeyKnight wrote:Dave & Greg actually brought that up in the next episode. Lol. Yeah even they found it funny.
Nice. Got that one in my phone waiting in queue.
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Post #1356 by JLHockeyKnight » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:13 am

Metallica's new album is their best album since their first 4 albums. Seriously if you are one those people that gave up hope on them, swallow your pride and give the new album a listen. They released all 12 songs as music videos, just check their Facebook page.
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Post #1357 by Rogers Pancreas » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:35 am

Napster happened.

Fuck them forever in the ear-holes.

Plus, there are so many more entertaining bands out there worth listening to that it's not even worth the compromise.
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Post #1358 by Kilgore Trout » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:44 am

Rogers Pancreas wrote:Napster happened.

Fuck them forever in the ear-holes.

Plus, there are so many more entertaining bands out there worth listening to that it's not even worth the compromise.


Ironically, they are now on the 'Napster' branded streaming service.
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Post #1359 by GoneFullHextall » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:57 am

JLHockeyKnight wrote:Metallica's new album is their best album since their first 4 albums. Seriously if you are one those people that gave up hope on them, swallow your pride and give the new album a listen. They released all 12 songs as music videos, just check their Facebook page.


heard Moth into Flame and Dream No More on Sirius earlier in the week. really like both songs a lot. Will probably be getting the new album shortly.
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Post #1360 by vonbonds » Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:55 pm

Meh, I never got into the metal genre save for a song here and there.
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Post #1361 by JLHockeyKnight » Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:31 pm

GoneFullHextall wrote:
JLHockeyKnight wrote:Metallica's new album is their best album since their first 4 albums. Seriously if you are one those people that gave up hope on them, swallow your pride and give the new album a listen. They released all 12 songs as music videos, just check their Facebook page.


heard Moth into Flame and Dream No More on Sirius earlier in the week. really like both songs a lot. Will probably be getting the new album shortly.


Both of those songs I felt like could fit right into Ride the Lightning, which is my favorite Metallica album. Moth into Flame is easily my favorite song on the album.
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Post #1362 by Sweet Dee » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:15 am

I'll make sure I download it illegally :)
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Post #1363 by vonbonds » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:35 am

Lol
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Post #1364 by Rogers Pancreas » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:19 pm

Marc Maron's hilarious.

I'm glad I got to see him in Rochester where he verbally beatdown a dumb-fuck couple that wanted to be the center of attention.
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Post #1365 by GoneFullHextall » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:07 am

has anyone seen Goliath on Amazon?
I binged watched all 8 episodes this past Monday.
really liked it.
Billy Bob Thornton plays a washed out lawyer takes on a wrongful death case against the law firm he used to work for.
William Hurt is in it as well as his rival who hates his guts.
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Post #1366 by JLHockeyKnight » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:39 am

I've had my eye on it. The fact that I bought an UHD TV a few months ago and saw it's in UHD was also tempting. I'll have to check it out.

Netflix now forces you to get the 4 screen family plan for $11.99 to get UHD. Used to be available on the cheaper plans...not anymore, lame.

Considering Amazon Prime is $99 a year and Prime Video is just included, it's a great deal for all you get. I'm starting to feel like Netflix is going to keep running up their prices. I love that they have all these original shows because so many are good, but where do the price increases end where people just start unsubscribing?
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Post #1367 by Kilgore Trout » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:04 pm

JLHockeyKnight wrote:I've had my eye on it. The fact that I bought an UHD TV a few months ago and saw it's in UHD was also tempting. I'll have to check it out.

Netflix now forces you to get the 4 screen family plan for $11.99 to get UHD. Used to be available on the cheaper plans...not anymore, lame.

Considering Amazon Prime is $99 a year and Prime Video is just included, it's a great deal for all you get. I'm starting to feel like Netflix is going to keep running up their prices. I love that they have all these original shows because so many are good, but where do the price increases end where people just start unsubscribing?


Frankly, Prime pays for itself with the shipping alone. Plus all the video content it's just an unbelievable deal.
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Post #1368 by vonbonds » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:29 pm

JLHockeyKnight wrote:I've had my eye on it. The fact that I bought an UHD TV a few months ago and saw it's in UHD was also tempting. I'll have to check it out.

Netflix now forces you to get the 4 screen family plan for $11.99 to get UHD. Used to be available on the cheaper plans...not anymore, lame.

Considering Amazon Prime is $99 a year and Prime Video is just included, it's a great deal for all you get. I'm starting to feel like Netflix is going to keep running up their prices. I love that they have all these original shows because so many are good, but where do the price increases end where people just start unsubscribing?

Netflix has turned itself into an Internet version of HBO. As long as their original content stays strong they can charge what they want.
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Post #1369 by Sweet Dee » Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:26 pm

Kilgore Trout wrote:
JLHockeyKnight wrote:I've had my eye on it. The fact that I bought an UHD TV a few months ago and saw it's in UHD was also tempting. I'll have to check it out.

Netflix now forces you to get the 4 screen family plan for $11.99 to get UHD. Used to be available on the cheaper plans...not anymore, lame.

Considering Amazon Prime is $99 a year and Prime Video is just included, it's a great deal for all you get. I'm starting to feel like Netflix is going to keep running up their prices. I love that they have all these original shows because so many are good, but where do the price increases end where people just start unsubscribing?


Frankly, Prime pays for itself with the shipping alone. Plus all the video content it's just an unbelievable deal.


That is certainly true. I order so much crap since I don't have to get it up to 35 bucks or whatever it is for free shipping now.
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Post #1370 by CantSeeColors » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:34 pm

The best is when a family member pays for prime and shares the free shipping with the rest of the family
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Post #1371 by Kilgore Trout » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:22 pm

CantSeeColors wrote:The best is when a family member pays for prime and shares the free shipping with the rest of the family


Fancy lawyer like you shouldn't have to mooch.
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Post #1372 by CantSeeColors » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:46 pm

But I do anyway!
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Post #1373 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:56 pm

So I watched the whole first season of Medici Masters of Florence since 1AM last night. One of the best shows I have watched in a while honestly.
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Post #1374 by GoneFullHextall » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:29 pm

anyone go see Doctor Strange yet?
went to see it over the weekend. really enjoyed it.
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Post #1375 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:21 pm

Yea Doctor Strange was pretty damn good honestly.
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Post #1376 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:41 am



A friend sent this to me, it's one of the cooler things I have witnessed during a live performance. The description explains what's happening.
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Post #1377 by GoneFullHextall » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:00 am

Konecny HypeTrain Captain wrote:Yea Doctor Strange was pretty damn good honestly.


did you stick around for the credit scenes.
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Post #1378 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:10 am

Of course. you have to be a sucker to leave a comic book movie before the credits are completely over.
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Post #1379 by Kilgore Trout » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:11 am

I am not patient enough for that; I just look for the end credits scene on the internet.
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Post #1380 by DeadPhish » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:18 am

Finally started watching Westworld. Pretty awesome so far.
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Post #1381 by Hovercraft » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:53 am

Yeah amazing show, I plan to re watch again with the Wife soon. A lot of intricate dialog and such, good candidate for a rewatch.
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Post #1382 by FlyHigh » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:48 am

Rogue One is great, think if you're a Star Wars fan you'll really like it.
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Post #1383 by Sweet Dee » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:47 am

Can't wait to see it. Hopefully next week.
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Post #1384 by Hovercraft » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:48 pm

I'm going tomorrow afternoon
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Post #1385 by GoneFullHextall » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:21 pm

Konecny HypeTrain Captain wrote:Of course. you have to be a sucker to leave a comic book movie before the credits are completely over.


people still leave tho.
I just shake my head every time.

we are going to see rogue one on Sunday. was going to go tomorrow but we have snow and ice in the forecast so we waited.
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Post #1386 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:22 pm

I'm excited to see it as well, but I don't know when I will.
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Post #1387 by JLHockeyKnight » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:59 am

My friend who is a major nerd and a stickler for Star wars movies and their details kept his post on Facebook short to prevent spoilers but he said he liked it. So that's a good sign.
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Post #1388 by JLHockeyKnight » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:55 am

Yep. I can't wait for the Fate of the Furious.
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Post #1389 by jester » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:04 pm

DeadPhish wrote:Finally started watching Westworld. Pretty awesome so far.


Hovercraft wrote:Yeah amazing show, I plan to re watch again with the Wife soon. A lot of intricate dialog and such, good candidate for a rewatch.


Eh, I have pretty mixed feelings (Wife is even more mixed) on Westworld. They did a fantastic job with world development, acting, etc., but I thought the plot--particularly through the first 5-7 episodes--was pretty flimsy. The other problem (not so much for me), is that if you do not give a shit about the philosophical question of AI "humanity" then the show really struggles.

I will be curious to see what they do with the second season. There is a lot to like about the show, but a great deal of room for growth and I think the hype train has overlooked some non-trivial flaws.
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Post #1390 by chaosof99 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:25 pm

Because apparently I am masochist, and despite knowing that it would be awful, I watched Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice today. Mostly this was because I wanted to see how bad it really was. Holy crap this movie is absolute garbage. Nothing in this movie makes any sense whatsoever. It's a joyless slog with no motivation for any of its characters' actions, a terrible plot full of holes, ridiculous sequel baiting and almost no redeeming qualities. Fuck this movie.
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Post #1391 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:48 pm

Yea, I didn't care for that movie at all and Affleck is a terrible batman IMO.
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Post #1392 by JLHockeyKnight » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:07 pm

chaosof99 wrote:Because apparently I am masochist, and despite knowing that it would be awful, I watched Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice today. Mostly this was because I wanted to see how bad it really was. Holy crap this movie is absolute garbage. Nothing in this movie makes any sense whatsoever. It's a joyless slog with no motivation for any of its characters' actions, a terrible plot full of holes, ridiculous sequel baiting and almost no redeeming qualities. Fuck this movie.


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Post #1393 by JLHockeyKnight » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:09 pm

The Avengers worked so well because we heavily invested in character development leading up to it. DC is hoping that they can skip all that and throw enough eye candy at the screen that it will sell. While it is selling, it just doesn't hold up like a Marvel movie. Even Doctor Strange had the expected Marvel movie ending and it was STILL FUCKING GREAT. That says a lot.
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Post #1394 by JLHockeyKnight » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:11 pm

Konecny HypeTrain Captain wrote:Yea, I didn't care for that movie at all and Affleck is a terrible batman IMO.


Affleck and Gadot were the only redeeming qualities of that movie for me.

Also, I remember seeing a YouTube video where they removed Zac Snyder's darkness filters from Man of Steel and it feels like a way better movie.
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Post #1395 by GoneFullHextall » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:26 pm

saw Rogue One today.
good stuff. really enjoyed it.

that guardians of the galaxy trailer.
holy fuck, cant wait.
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Post #1396 by Hovercraft » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:36 am

jester wrote:
DeadPhish wrote:Finally started watching Westworld. Pretty awesome so far.


Hovercraft wrote:Yeah amazing show, I plan to re watch again with the Wife soon. A lot of intricate dialog and such, good candidate for a rewatch.


Eh, I have pretty mixed feelings (Wife is even more mixed) on Westworld. They did a fantastic job with world development, acting, etc., but I thought the plot--particularly through the first 5-7 episodes--was pretty flimsy. The other problem (not so much for me), is that if you do not give a shit about the philosophical question of AI "humanity" then the show really struggles.

I will be curious to see what they do with the second season. There is a lot to like about the show, but a great deal of room for growth and I think the hype train has overlooked some non-trivial flaws.


If you don't give a shit about any show's main "philosophical question" or theme or whatever, of course it will seem emptier. Why watch a show about AI if you have no interest in AI humanity?

I am curious to see how they develop the story into season 2 and beyond, which is where I think the show could fall flat a bit. If it is introducing many new characters and plot each season it won't seem very cohesive.
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Post #1397 by jester » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:38 pm

Hovercraft wrote:If you don't give a shit about any show's main "philosophical question" or theme or whatever, of course it will seem emptier. Why watch a show about AI if you have no interest in AI humanity?

I am curious to see how they develop the story into season 2 and beyond, which is where I think the show could fall flat a bit. If it is introducing many new characters and plot each season it won't seem very cohesive.


Well, to an extent this dodges the substance of the critique ... which is that the "human" aspect of Westworld is pretty flat. There's a reason that critical opinion--i.e., professional TV critiques--soured notably on the show as it progressed. There are also some real logical flaws to the plot that does exist, but I don't want to get into that for folks that are currently watching the season. It's worth noting that Ex Machina dwelt on these same philosophical questions. So, one question is which did/does it better?--I loved Ex Machina. Because they do it in very different ways.

I think one point I would make about the show that is important given the folks backing it ... if you thought Lost was a frustrating show, then this has some similar elements (not unlike The Leftovers, another show that got equal parts love and loathing).
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Post #1398 by Kilgore Trout » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:55 pm

Oh man, The Leftovers. I've never been so unsure whether I loved or truly loathed a show.
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Post #1399 by FlyHigh » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:12 pm

Huge fan here but I think it might only work if you watch it late at night with some kind of alcoholic beverage.
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Re: Music/Movies/TV/Games/Books/Podcasts 2

Post #1400 by Kilgore Trout » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:24 pm

FlyHigh wrote:Huge fan here but I think it might only work if you watch it late at night with some kind of alcoholic beverage.

And, one at a time. Any more is fuel for a suicide watch.

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