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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by Jester » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:52 am

'Stranger Things' Creators Head To Trial For Alleged Plagiarism

I spoke with tuttle about this a few weeks ago. I heard rumors about it last year. Most articles saying the claims had no merit.
"On Wednesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court denied summary judgment to the Duffer brothers in a lawsuit brought by Charlie Kessler," reports The Hollywood Reporter. "Kessler alleges Stranger Things is based on a feature film script titled The Montauk Project — set in the New York town in which he says is home to 'various urban legends, and paranormal and conspiracy theories.'"

Kessler claims he pitched the project to the Duffers at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014, alleging they breached an "implied contract.".........
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Michael Kernan, attorney for Kessler, said the denial of summary judgment proves Kessler's case has merit, noting the difficulty of taking a plagiarism case to trial, most of which are settled out of court or dismissed entirely.

"Now that the Judge has ruled and denied their motion for summary judgment, we can now dispense with the nonsense promoted by the Duffers and Netflix that this lawsuit has no merit, and that they had 'proof' that they created the show," said Kernan. "If the lawsuit had no merit, or if they actually had the 'proof' they created it, then their summary judgment would have won. They lost. These motions are very hard to fight and winning this Motion shows Mr. Kessler has a good case. We look forward to proving Mr. Kessler's case at trial."
I hope the show continues. I have doubt they will. When the rumors started circulating they talked about cutting off at season two. Then they delayed season three by nearly a year (they release this Independence Day instead of last Halloween).

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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by Gabriel » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:34 am

Ouch. Mrs Gabriel and I just started re-watching season 2 last night.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by gaining_age » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:56 pm

Over on Amazon Prime (can I put this here... I shall put this here):

I was thinking about Denny Crane recently-- don't know why, just the name. Actually it was because I watched some of Iron Fist *(which is on Netflix)* and the young kid's name is "Danny Rand". And they said it so much I said to my wife..."This seems like a drinking game". And I started talking back to the TV: "Denny Crane" whenever they said "Danny Rand".

Well, this last weekend I stumbled across Boston Legal again on Amazon Prime. And it was glorious with Shatner as Denny Crane but I also recalled that wasn't where the character was introduced-- that was back on .... "The Practice"-- in the 8th season (and final one).

I went back and watched Alan Shore (James Spader) and then the introduction of Shatner's character-- The Practice is not HD and it's a little painful but still some very funny moments as the producers shifted the show from drama to comedy to kick off (eventually) Boston Legal.

Denny Crane.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by JimVH » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:11 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Over on Amazon Prime (can I put this here... I shall put this here):

I was thinking about Denny Crane recently-- don't know why, just the name. Actually it was because I watched some of Iron Fist *(which is on Netflix)* and the young kid's name is "Danny Rand". And they said it so much I said to my wife..."This seems like a drinking game". And I started talking back to the TV: "Denny Crane" whenever they said "Danny Rand".

Well, this last weekend I stumbled across Boston Legal again on Amazon Prime. And it was glorious with Shatner as Denny Crane but I also recalled that wasn't where the character was introduced-- that was back on .... "The Practice"-- in the 8th season (and final one).

I went back and watched Alan Shore (James Spader) and then the introduction of Shatner's character-- The Practice is not HD and it's a little painful but still some very funny moments as the producers shifted the show from drama to comedy to kick off (eventually) Boston Legal.

Denny Crane.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by ryland » Sat May 11, 2019 6:16 pm

Just started Colony. Good so far.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by Kerdy » Sat May 11, 2019 6:30 pm

424cat wrote:
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I have been watching Longmire.
Longmire was a "top shelf" show. I grew up in Wy and Mt near a couple of reservations, took me back to my youth.
Where in MT, my friend? I spent large portions of my youthful summers in Joliet and Belfry, family in Cody and Jackson Hole (natives I'm afraid, not rich uns).

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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by Kerdy » Sat May 11, 2019 6:31 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:34 pm
rgcurrey wrote:
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The Highwaymen. Highly recommended.
This is a really good flick, by the way..
I wasn't sure about it, but I will check it out now.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by JimVH » Sat May 11, 2019 6:41 pm

Kerdy wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 6:31 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:34 pm
rgcurrey wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:00 pm
The Highwaymen. Highly recommended.
This is a really good flick, by the way..
I wasn't sure about it, but I will check it out now.
Good to see you around, bud.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by Kerdy » Fri May 17, 2019 7:13 pm

JimVH wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 6:41 pm
Kerdy wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 6:31 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:34 pm
rgcurrey wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:00 pm
The Highwaymen. Highly recommended.
This is a really good flick, by the way..
I wasn't sure about it, but I will check it out now.
Good to see you around, bud.
Thanks!

I watched it and liked it.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by FredS » Mon May 20, 2019 8:42 am

Prodigy.

That type of movie isn't normally our thing, but it was a dreary Sunday afternoon yesterday, and we know the kid who wrote and directed it, so we gave it a whirl.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by JimVH » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:11 am

Wu Assassins

Ten episode series, mystical assassins, movie-style martial arts. It's like Bruce Lee meets Supernatural.

I don't know that it's gold, but it was entertaining. I give it 3.75/5 karate chops.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by Adam Z » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:01 pm

IDK if it's been said already, but it can't be overstated - BREAKING BAD. One of my all-time favorite television series.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by GaryInVA » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:29 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:11 am
Wu Assassins

Ten episode series, mystical assassins, movie-style martial arts. It's like Bruce Lee meets Supernatural.

I don't know that it's gold, but it was entertaining. I give it 3.75/5 karate chops.
One more episode to finish up season one on this. Gets my Kung Fu needs met when I come home for lunch. Jim, have you watched Bleach yet on Netflix? Highly recommended by a skateboarder you know.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by JimVH » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:11 pm

GaryInVA wrote:
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JimVH wrote:
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Wu Assassins

Ten episode series, mystical assassins, movie-style martial arts. It's like Bruce Lee meets Supernatural.

I don't know that it's gold, but it was entertaining. I give it 3.75/5 karate chops.
One more episode to finish up season one on this. Gets my Kung Fu needs met when I come home for lunch. Jim, have you watched Bleach yet on Netflix? Highly recommended by a skateboarder you know.
Not familiar with Bleach. I'll look it up.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by TNLawPiper » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:37 pm

I just finished W1A, which is a very British satire of corporate life, full of inside jokes about the UK and the BBC, in particular. Would recommend.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by ReverendThom » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:56 pm

Living With Yourself.

Paul Rudd and Aisling Bea star in it.

"A man who is burned out on life and love undergoes a mysterious treatment, only to discover that he has been replaced by a better version of himself."

It's interesting. Enjoying it a lot.

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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by tuttle » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:11 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:56 pm
Living With Yourself.

Paul Rudd and Aisling Bea star in it.

"A man who is burned out on life and love undergoes a mysterious treatment, only to discover that he has been replaced by a better version of himself."

It's interesting. Enjoying it a lot.

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Just watched the first two episodes last night. Pretty intriguing so far.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by Jester » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:29 pm

The gold is dwindling. Discussions are brewing in the house to cut Netflix from the budget.
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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by Adam Z » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:04 am

Getting back into Black Mirror after a long hiatus. Watching S4E2 “Arkangel” right now, in the garage while I smoke a cigar. Started watching Season 4 this week. I used to watch it with my wife, but she decided she was creeped out by the show. I had ended up watching the back half of s3 by myself. There's lots of stuff we enjoy watching together still (like Downton Abbey, lately), but I'm so used to watching TV with her that it's not as much fun when I don't have someone to share the experience with. I know, this is sappy.

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Re: Netflix Gold

Post by tuttle » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:35 am

Jester wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:29 pm
The gold is dwindling. Discussions are brewing in the house to cut Netflix from the budget.
The best thing about Netflix was that it became a catch all (or at least a catch most) for all the shows you wanted but didn't want to pay out the arse for for cable or satellite. A one stop shop. But now everyone is getting their own streaming service and pulling their content from the catch all places like Netflix and Hulu.

Disney+ is good, because they have a huge catalog that extends across all ages of the family. But I don't know if any other network will have more than 3-5 good shows (pulled from Netflix) on their streaming sites to sustain anything. Even having 3 streaming services seems like almost too much now, even though it's crazy cheaper than before.

That said, I just watched the first episode of a show I'm going to go ahead and call Gold. It's called Medical-Police. It's basically a spoof show about doctors who become secret agents for the CDC. They take all of the cop and doctor show stereotypes and turn it up to 11. If you've ever watched Parks and Rec or Brooklyn 99 you'll be familiar with the style of comedy and some of the actors.
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