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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:14 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Better than shafts
Better tha Shaft

Hamilton will be for all to see on Friday and beyond
https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingout ... story.html

Subscription is cheap for all the shows you get. Free for a year if you use a version phone
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O Really wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:58 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:14 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Better than shafts
Better tha Shaft

Hamilton will be for all to see on Friday and beyond
https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingout ... story.html

Subscription is cheap for all the shows you get. Free for a year if you use a version phone
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Do you know if there's a minimum subscription time?
It's monthly ala Netflix or Hulu.

They were offering a free trial, not sure if that's still the case.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:16 am
O Really wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:58 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:14 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Better than shafts
Better tha Shaft

Hamilton will be for all to see on Friday and beyond
https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingout ... story.html

Subscription is cheap for all the shows you get. Free for a year if you use a version phone
Bump
Do you know if there's a minimum subscription time?
It's monthly ala Netflix or Hulu.

They were offering a free trial, not sure if that's still the case.
I think that it's $6.99/month. I'm still in my 12 months free for having a Verizon phone.

Ghere is probably a free trial period, but I imagine that most will keep it after seeing the programming

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:16 am
O Really wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:58 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:14 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Better than shafts
Better tha Shaft

Hamilton will be for all to see on Friday and beyond
https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingout ... story.html

Subscription is cheap for all the shows you get. Free for a year if you use a version phone
Bump
Do you know if there's a minimum subscription time?
It's monthly ala Netflix or Hulu.

They were offering a free trial, not sure if that's still the case.
Should also mention
Besides all the old and new Disney, you get the Star Wars shows, Pixar, Marvel and Nat. Geo.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:50 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:16 am
O Really wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:58 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:14 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Better than shafts
Better tha Shaft

Hamilton will be for all to see on Friday and beyond
https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingout ... story.html

Subscription is cheap for all the shows you get. Free for a year if you use a version phone
Bump
Do you know if there's a minimum subscription time?
It's monthly ala Netflix or Hulu.

They were offering a free trial, not sure if that's still the case.
Should also mention
Besides all the old and new Disney, you get the Star Wars shows, Pixar, Marvel and Nat. Geo.

Hamilton excluded from free trial

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/hamilton-on ... ree-trial/

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I picked up a box set (nice metal box) of "Band of Brothers" a few years ago. Put it aside and forgot about it, but it popped up the other day. Watched the first episode last night/this morning. Pretty good, despite the plethora of TV actors in it.

Anyway it's about (so far) a group of US airborne infantry troops from training in England to battle in Europe. Seems appropriate for Independence Day.

I had a hard time accepting David Schwimmer (Ross on Friends) as a hard-nose company commander, but he gets a more appropriate assignment by the end of episode 1. One of the better performances is by British actor Damien Lewis, who also starred in the HBO series Homeland, as well as Henry VIII in Wolf Hall, although the standout in that series was Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell.

The special effects are pretty good, although I suspect they would not look so good on a big movie theater screen. Fine on a living room TV. Stopped in the middle of Episode 2 of Band of Brothers (BOB), time to go back to it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_of_B ... iniseries)
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Hamilton was amazing. Every scene, every actor, every minute, every camera angle was unlike anything I've ever seen on tv. (Thomas Jefferson is a hoot)
If you don't want to subscribe, go to a friend's house, a bar, a daycare center, wherever, just go see it and enjoy. I'll watch it again.
And I don't like musicals.

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Back on the Watching thread.

I'm actually watching the In Depth interview with the actors.

And BTW - Thomas Jefferson is a hell of a dancer and if Pense hadn't needed his photo op walk out, it wouldn't have taken but a couple of minutes to forget the skin color controversy.

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Finished watching the tenth of ten episodes of Band of Brothers last night. Overall, it was very good. The live interviews with a few of the survivors were also illuminating.

It emphasized to me what a brutal war at a brutal time in this world. Late in his life my dad told me he had served in North Africa and Italy during the war, and was transferred (Staff Sargent, Ground Support, Army Air Corps) to San Francisco in 1945 awaiting transfer to the Pacific Theater. He said that while they were waiting, the bomb was dropped and Japan surrendered. He said it matter of factly, with no expression of relief or regret. I guess you had to be there.
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Ulysses wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:32 pm
Finished watching the tenth of ten episodes of Band of Brothers last night. Overall, it was very good. The live interviews with a few of the survivors were also illuminating.

It emphasized to me what a brutal war at a brutal time in this world....
I was impressed by it, too.

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Top 10 Most Realistic War Movies According to Military Veterans

I've watched most and thought they were gripping.
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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:13 pm
Ulysses wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:32 pm
Finished watching the tenth of ten episodes of Band of Brothers last night. Overall, it was very good. The live interviews with a few of the survivors were also illuminating.

It emphasized to me what a brutal war at a brutal time in this world....
I was impressed by it, too.

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Top 10 Most Realistic War Movies According to Military Veterans

I've watched most and thought they were gripping.

Band of Brothers was so gripping and well done. 10/10.

The Pacific did not grab me as much and had a lot of shock gore.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374463/
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:39 pm
Band of Brothers was so gripping and well done. 10/10.

The Pacific did not grab me as much and had a lot of shock gore.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374463/
Thanks. I have not seen The Pacific, "a companion piece to the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers".
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:39 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:13 pm
Ulysses wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:32 pm
Finished watching the tenth of ten episodes of Band of Brothers last night. Overall, it was very good. The live interviews with a few of the survivors were also illuminating.

It emphasized to me what a brutal war at a brutal time in this world....
I was impressed by it, too.

#3:

I've watched most and thought they were gripping.

Band of Brothers was so gripping and well done. 10/10.

The Pacific did not grab me as much and had a lot of shock gore.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374463/
Just finished watching last night the extra content on the sixth DVD of Band of Brothers. I hadn't realized that the actors were subjected to 10 days of realistic basic training before starting filming. Ron Livingston was handed a camera by the producers to document most of it, except for the couple of days when General Dyer (who commanded the training) forbid its use. He was later overruled, LOL.

Only one casualty during the training; the guy who played Compton got accidentally smacked in the mouth by a rifle tip. Two stitches. Don't recall it showing up in the series, but if it did, it would have added some realism.

Altogether it was well done, even if Ross never saw Rachel in it.
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They were on a break.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
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They were on a break.
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Lately I've been watching a show called "Escape to the Country" on DABL channel; it's about folks in the UK moving out of cities to more rural areas. Some of the rural houses are really cool; some with thatched roofs and some that are three or four hundred years old. I've noticed that many of the older houses have doorways that are quite low, as if the British were stooped over morons back then. Or maybe it's just more of that odd British humor to be continually banging your head on a low doorway. I keep watching in hopes of seeing what a lightning strike does to a thatched roof house.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Hamilton was amazing. Every scene, every actor, every minute, every camera angle was unlike anything I've ever seen on tv. (Thomas Jefferson is a hoot)
If you don't want to subscribe, go to a friend's house, a bar, a daycare center, wherever, just go see it and enjoy. I'll watch it again.
And I don't like musicals.
I'm gonna keep talking to myself until someone else watches

https://amp-cinemablend-com.cdn.ampproj ... knives-out


"It's no exaggeration to say that Hamilton changed Anthony Ramos' life. Not only did the actor find his career ascending thanks to his involvement in this acclaimed musical, but he also found love along the way. Indeed, as the actor performed in the show both off and on Broadway, he found himself in a relationship with his co-star, Jasmine Cephas Jones,"

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A sampler
#3 and anything with Daveed Diggs, or Jasmine Jones.
Leslie Odan Jr ain't bad either

Top 20 Best Hamilton Songs: https://youtu.be/eLTDj9W_6f0

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:15 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Hamilton was amazing. Every scene, every actor, every minute, every camera angle was unlike anything I've ever seen on tv. (Thomas Jefferson is a hoot)
If you don't want to subscribe, go to a friend's house, a bar, a daycare center, wherever, just go see it and enjoy. I'll watch it again.
And I don't like musicals.
I'm gonna keep talking to myself until someone else watches ...
Could this be reworked for next year's Emmys?


SORRY, YOU'RE NOT HAMILTON - RANDY RAINBOW

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