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  1. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Watched all night. Woke with a headache.

    It’s like The Office, for spacemen. Some funny moments, some too forced though. The comedic talent of John Malkovich, as opposed to Steve Carrell, cannot be overemphasized. This guy should do comedy more. And Jin Ye from Silicon Valley is now masquerading as an astrophysicist, possibly a spy for China (which is the new space power), but lives in Baltimore, so he says. Ben Schwartz has the most infectious character north of that mostly irritating dude from Parks and Recreation.

    Ok so just watch it. Worth the time. No need to re-watch again. Move on to the next, maybe Rick and Morty Season 4 is more insightful.
     
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    Space Farce.

    Failure to Launch. Mission Aborted. Houston We Have a Problem.

    Space Force is the Apollo 13 of Netflix sitcoms, but only if the crew never made it back to Earth.

    I made it to half of episode 4 then stopped watching. They wasted so much talent. Steve Carrell, John Malkovich are both great performers, but they are given horribly unfunny lines. Lisa Kudrow is under used, more like a cameo than a real role. The storyline is paper thin too. It's like a gag for SNL, you know the kind that isn't really funny. It's like they already ran out of material in the first two episodes alone. The writers and director should be brought to the airlock and... released.

    I liked the first episode, especially when Steve C started singing Kokomo to himself. But then in the next episodes, that turned out to be a dud too when repeated too often.
     
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    Wife and daughter been watching a lot of Korean series lately...

    So I decided to buy Korean food for dinner yesterday...

    They were so shocked when I came back home with Subway :)
     
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    I’ve seen some people trying out The Alley Milk Tea courtesy of The King Eternal Monarch :)
     
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    So that's what this is all about. My wife insisted that we go to this milk tea shop that was out of the way to where we were going one road trip ago.
     
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    It actually coincided with our ECQ following the failure of GCQ to curb movement. Now there's less jobs to get back to.
     
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    So we just discovered ‘Midnight Diner’. A collection of short life stories of individuals who frequent (or one off visits) a diner, which operates from midnight to 7am. Diner is ran by a lone man / chef affectionately called ‘Master’, who whips up simple yet masterful comfort food for his patrons and somehow ends up giving them solace as well.

    While mostly poignant, the show manages to inject humor at the right time. Scoring is perfect in setting a light tone. Food tips at the end of each episode is a neat touch.

    The series gives “Food Is Life” a whole new meaning. If you don’t mind subs, it’s easy to like this gem of a show (y)
    Thanks to wife who has an uncanny talent finding alternative shows.
     
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    Look up also Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories. It's been on Netflix ahead of this Midnight Diner Series, but it seems like Tokyo Stories is the sequel.
     
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    yup. Midnight Diner aired in 2009, Tokyo Series, 2016 I think. The show is based on a Manga Series (y)
     
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    Which is better, between the two?
     
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    very timely, I've been watching Seven Seconds on Netflix. Wonder why I didn't see this series before but now is a good time to watch it :)

     
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    The Last Days of American Crime

    -1/10 (yes that's a negative one) Save yourselves, avoid at all costs.

    What a horrible movie. And it's looooooonnnggg.

    The main character reminds me of local action stars circa 80's to 90's. The Jestoni Alarcon, Gardo Versoza B-movie types. Unbelievably bad acting, brooding macho man, trying to be badass but looking more like an asshole. He must be some sort of Highlander, because he seems to be immortal.

    The villain is over the top too, and you can see his motives coming several continents away.

    The script is amazingly bad, and like Sex Trip movies of our Pinoy cinematic past, it is injected with sex scenes to make sure you keep watching. Would've worked if the female lead was believable as a seductive temptress, (hey it worked for Christina Gonzales, Gretchen Barretto and Rita Avila), but alas she's just not that good. We may have been gullible teenagers in the 90s, but that shit just don't fly anymore. That's why we have Pornhub.

    The most unbelievable part is when the guy gets shot point blank in the chest with a shotgun into the torso, from six fricking inches away, and yet he doesn't die (FOR SOME REASON), and then gets up, rescues the girl and drives to fricking Canada. Oh yeah, the premise is that they are somewhere on the East Coast of the good ole US of A, but for some reason, everybody has a weird European accent trying to sound Murican. And the locations look nothing like New York or any American city. There seems to be a lot of this going on in Netflix shows. Boy the taxes for shooting on American soil must really be exorbitant.

    The movie is set in the near future, and yet all the GM cars are from the late 90s era. Probably to save money on the exploding, flipping, crashing car scenes. Hey just like old 90s Pinoy action movies.

    So in closing, congratulations to Seiko Films. Can't believe you've made it into the international market, and you got into Netflix too!

    If it's from Netflix, it must be good!

    But this movie straight up sucks. Maybe spare yourself and read the graphic novel instead.
     
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    I haven't seen Midnight Diner, only Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories. The latter was good. Nice short relaxing episodes, to watch in between other more intense films/series.

    Anyone else discovered The Last Kingdom? Galing!
     
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    Set up pa naman a notification about this! upon reading this, I’m thinking if I’ll still watch this one.
     
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    It's one of a few movies to ever rate 0% on Rotten Tomatoes (meaning it has no positive reviews -- zero, nil, zilch, nada). Skip it.
     
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    Just finished watching this horrendous film. I disagree with the rotten tomatoes score. 0%? C'mon, that's too generous dapat negative 10%

     
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    I have a feeling all these negative reviews and articles about how bad this movie is will lead to more people watching it out of curiosity (like what happened with "Bird Box" or Tommy Wiseau's magnum opus "The Room"). LOL!
     
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    It's still one of the top 10 titles in the country today.
     
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    lol! yan! I'll watch this "out of curiosity" for getting -10% to 0% rating.
     
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