I forget who suggested Old Boy for my Netflix movie, but thank you 100 times over. Not only was the movie awesome, but now I am getting the “Because you liked Old Boy” suggestions, and that is leading me to more great movies.
BTW- Why doesn’t Netflix do what pandora does and create specific channels?
Just Some Fuckhead
Please don’t open that box, John.
Old Boy, eh? Glad I didn’t recommend any Eric Rohmer movies for you.
But on the other hand….
Well, that was a drunken rant. I watched Django again, and it was a mastepiece. To bed with me. I must work in six hours.
Though it is very hit or miss, the hits are worth it.
Venture Brothers returns June 2.
Loves me some Doctor Girlfriend.
They did. I mean, you wouldn’t have tuned into the ‘Old Boy’ channel if someone hadn’t suggested it to you.
I suggested it!
I win Balloon Juice.
(I watched Pontypool, myself, and was impressed.)
I still think you should have gone with “Dark City”. I’ve heard great things about “Old Boy” from a co-worker (and there’s a US remake), but DC is one of those overlooked movies that has some nice plot twists to go with really good imagery.
I’m pretty outraged that you are talking about movies instead of Umbrella-Gate. You know who else made Marines hold umbrellas? Hitler, that’s fucking who.
Is this thing on?
I had high hopes for the new site, but alas, posts with embedded youtube videos are still totally unreadable when viewed on an iPhone. Just like they have been for the last two years. At least.
Kind of surprised nobody ever noticed besides me. Maybe I’m the only Apple fan who spends any time here?
@GregB: Point of order! Point of order, old chap!
The reference here is to be specifically left unstated. That allows others to insert random names/themes so as to greatly amuse themselves.
If, for example, you boldly state the answer is “Hitler”, then I am prohibited from stating my preference which may or may not be Sir John Gielgud. And since FYWP did not even attempt to re-spell my spelling of Sir John’s last name then I know I am intensely correct in my assertion.
So, in sum, you fucking douchecanoe, I will thank you kindly for leaving the “you know who else” meme to be left unanswered in the future.
Fuck off, asshole.
That is all!
@Fred Fnord: Lots of Apple folks here. But it’s WordPress. What are you going to do?
According to Spartacus, slave owners made people hold umbrellas. Which proves liberals are the real hypocrites.
Ya never know…..
The iPad site sucks. Can’t highlight text, can’t click links, can’t respond to posts. However, the full site on the iPad still looks fucked up when in portrait mode because the center column compresses rather than the right column.
This redesign has been total fail so far. Site now functions dramatically worse for iPad users.
Old Boy was the best film of the bunch, but it’s part of a trilogy on revenge. The other two were Sympathy for Lady Vengeance and Sympathy for Mr Vengeance.
Since you liked Oldboy, check out Audition (streamable on Netflix) or The Good, the Bad, the Weird (coming up at 6:00 a.m. EDT Thursday on IFC).
I love Korean thriller movie. Watch The Chaser and The Yellow Sea. The Chased is a better movie, but some of the scenes in The Yellow Sea are amazing.
Probably not enough content? Pandora has 10s of 1000s of songs. Netflix only has 100s of shows and movies.
When I sign on I get lists of movies with headings like “Dark Cerebral Movies of the 1970’s” That isn’t a channel per se, but close enough for me.
forget who suggested Old Boy for …
hopefully i was one of many who did, https://balloon-juice.com/2013/03/14/open-thread-1571/#comment-4285485
here’s another: the best offer
not on streaming on netflix tho, http://www.movie2k.to/The-Best-Offer-watch-movie-2969921.html
That movie is fucked up! Fucked up.
Oldboy is from Park Chan-wook, and I pretty much think you can’t go wrong with any of his films. His English-language debut, Stoker, wasn’t all that well received, but I liked it a lot, but then, I even liked Thirst. And I believe that Quentin Tarantino considers his J.S.A.: Joint Security Area to be the best film of recent years. You might also check out the films of Kim Jee-woon (The Good, the Bad, the Weird; A Tale of Two Sisters; I Saw the Devil, but avoid his English-language debut, The Last Stand and be advised that I Saw the Devil is the most disturbing film since Audition) or Bong Joon-ho (Mother, The Host, Memories of Murder, the last of which I consider the best movie of recent years). Or just look for movies starring Song Kang-ho (the actor who plays “The Weird” in the Kim film); I think he’s the most interesting actor in movies these days, and he shows up in many of the aforementioned titles. But, as you can probably figure out, I think Korean movies these days are far better than what I see coming out of Hollywood or anywhere else.
a: don’t install the codec
2: click the ‘X’ in the upper right of the ‘advertisement’ window saying ‘play now’
then hit the lower left play button
Mr Stagger Lee
@LandoBlackFeet: You have good taste! I have to say this the South Koreans know movies!
Netflix recommendation for you: Map of the Human Heart
Just Some Fuckhead
@Corner Stone: I’m not sure these people recognized the brilliance of that.
Although it is the opposite of high-tech recommendations or a curated video channels, I really enjoy the suggestions on reddit in http://www.reddit.com/r/NetflixBestOf/.