There may or may not be enough interest to talk about the films, but I just wanted to alert people to the upcoming Mother Tongue Film Festival. It will be free online February 21 to May 31, 2021. The theme for the Festival this year is "The Healing Power of Storytelling”. Main website link. [more inside]
I'm working on a list of movies to watch with my kids (son, 7, daughter, 5) and trying to show them the right films at the right ages to expand their worlds and bring them joy. If you have opinions, you can help! Give me your #1 best movie and the age my kids should be when they watch it. [more inside]
It's on Apple streaming, so I'm guessing not many people have seen it. Also produced and occasionally directed by M Night Shyamalan... Amazingly tight first season. Great performances. Lauren Ambrose is stellar...
Ring of Regencies? [more inside]
Are you one of the vanishingly small number of people who subscribed to the paid version of Peacock? Or perhaps someone who is considering doing so because of The Office? Let's talk about what they have that is and isn't worth seeing.
I notice that it's already been put in the roster for TV shows, but I'm not seeing any episodes posted... is anyone else interested?
I'm not sure where to take this (I'm not quite sure how the backstage of Fanfare works!) but the banner image currently used in the The Crown fanfare page is Claire Foy playing Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall not Claire Foy playing Elizabeth Windsor/Regina in The Crown
Any interest in watching and discussing The Clone Wars animated series? [more inside]
This book was recently the subject of a thread on the blue. [more inside]
Having seen The Queen's Gambit on Netflix, is anyone interested in watching some other things chess related? [more inside]
Do people think there's a way to get an OK discussion of Fritz Lieber's Fafhrd/Mouser stories on FanFare? There are definitely problematic elements scattered through them that make me uncertain about even trying. [more inside]
Anyone interested in a discussion of the Bobiverse books? [more inside]
The Morning News' Tournament of Books just started the Super Rooster, a tournament of past champions. I'd love to discuss the match ups, not just the books. Is this a special event post for Fanfare?
Would anyone be interested in a reread of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea cycle? [more inside]
The discussion about Reign of Fire on the blue reminded me that it was time for me to rewatch Primeval (the original UK version, the the US remake). [more inside]
I'm going to try to watch and post as many horror short films as I can find and find time for this year. I'm hoping to do 100, but we'll see how many I can round up to stream that IMDB can find for me to post. Feel free to follow along. I could also use a suggestion for a good tag. [more inside]
Today the existing three seasons of Borgen have arrived on US Netflix at last, ahead of the anticipated new 4th season set to arrive in 2022. Is there interest in full season threads for the existing seasons? [more inside]
Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy was dramatised by the BBC into a 6-episode miniseries. Would anyone be interested in a discussion of the series, with book included?
The fifth book in the Cormoran Strike series by “Robert Galbraith” (J.K. Rowling) is coming out this month, and the TV adaptation of the fourth book is currently showing on BBC. Any interest here?
2019 Australian comedy/ crime/ drama TV show with Lucy Lawless as a police consultant. Anyone seen this?
Any interest in following seasons of Blaseball on FanFare? How would this work category-wise? Is this a "special event"? [more inside]
Would a Trekkie care to fill the FanFare gap for these movies? [more inside]
Is there any interest in having a Kdrama club on Fanfare? [more inside]
If you slept on it, Wyatt is still there for you. The Second Season is a must-watch if you want to think "What does 're-opening' schools mean in the middle of a pandemic?" HBO published all the episodes on Youtube in the wake of George Floyd's murder. Earlier Fanfare posts 1 and 2 [more inside]
I just finished watching Hamilton which is exclusively on Disney+. I'd like to discuss the production with other people, but its presence on a paywalled streaming service is, well, a barrier to entry. What is our protocol for discussing media when its behind this kind of gate?
Anyone watching Midnight Diner? [more inside]
I just went through the book posts for the last three months. There's lots of books I'm considering reading, and one book I read a while ago but don't remember well enough to do deep insightful commentary. In order to get more synchronicity on this, does anyone want to start a book club? Or even a couple in different genres? I would love a romance, science fiction, fantasy and/or nonfiction book club.
Hello, I suggest a rolling thread here in FF Talk which can serve as a catchall chatroom for Trek topics. This could be it, or maybe not. I was just musing about the range of upcoming Trek stiff coming up and our current on going TAS and TNG threads and thought, hm, sometimes I see a Trek thing I wanna share here but am always uncertain where. So, if you’re open to the idea and MeFi’s UI can make it work appropriately, please step into Ten Forward. Rumor has it that Guinan will be returning in s02 of PIC, but in the meantime, I’ll do my best, and of course you’re all welcome to step behind the bar as the, er, spirits move you.
CBS announced this morning that they've placed a series order for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the ninth Star Trek series to be aired. Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck will all be returning as their ST:Discovery versions of Captain Pike, Number One, and Spock.
The series will follow Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the decade before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.
I know there's an Amazon bug (or something), and they're working on it. But in the meanwhile, there's a Fanfare books DESERT out there! So: what haven't you been posting lately?
Sooooo since I have a bit of time on my hands, I figured I'd catch up on the MCU movies. (I haven't seen all of them, but most.) I rewatched Captain America and realized that there wasn't a FF post and put that up earlier this week. Would anybody be interested in a chronological rewatch/first watch of the MCU movies? Is that a thing that we've done before? How would that work anyway? Would we just add commentary to any existing FF posts? Chronological-order list pulled from here.
IMDB won't automatically pull up Ryan Murphy's Hollywood on the add a show request page.
I'd like to start a FanFare post on the National Theatre Live recordings of the 2011 production of Frankenstein, as briefly discussed here. Both versions (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating as Frankenstein and the Creature) are on the NT's YouTube channel, so under what category do I post them?
I'm planning on going ahead with doing the Hugo Awards club again, doing one post a week between May 1st and July 31st. [more inside]
Is there a way to add an entire series to recent activity? [more inside]
Per TV Line - starting on 4/16, SyFy will air 10 episodes of Xena every Thursday, hosted by Lucy Lawless with various guest stars. There will be a Battlestar marathon of the miniseries and all seasons plus the tv-movies hosted by Tricia Helfer, starting 4/20 at midnight thru the morning of 4/23. [more inside]
There are certain shows, for example anime in the middle of decades long production disputes, that are on hosted at locations that are archival streams. These streams have varying legalities. Could we point towards a potential stream in a way that suggests their location despite locality in order to afford discussion?
Seeing the new TNG Rewatch, I'm reminded of the conversation that took place just before the ENT rewatch started. I don't think it makes sense to start it up right now opposite the TNG reqatch, but I'd love to lead a TAS rewatch here at some point. Thoughts? Ideas about when might be a good time to start it?
I just heard this came to Criterion after being really hard to see for years. Let's watch some beautiful filmmaking while we wait out the apocalypse. Tomorrow evening? I loved her book Whatever Happened to Interrracial Love. Any takers? Kathleen Collins.
Anyone interested in discussing the final season of Better Things? I have...opinions.
It has only been a few months since the last Friday the 13th, but we have one coming up at the end of this week. Amazingly, this is the final movie in the series, so my work here is just about done. Anyway, if you want to see the previous movies / posts / discussions you can click through. Otherwise, I hope someone is interested in watching this last movie. [more inside]
Any interest in a "Books Included" episode postings?
I’m pretty fucking psyched about seeing Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum back at work together. I’m hoping that Amazon will have given them enough money for longer and more substantial design challenges.
I need a place to freak out about FaF 9. [more inside]
It came up in the Picard threads that the crew of the USS MetaFilter has yet to instantiate a TNG watchthrough. Currently, Cheeses and Jack are helming the last season of ENT, and of course PIC is underway as well. I think ENT should be wrapped before PIC is over, so it would seem time to boldly go where no threads have gone before. [more inside]
We’re just about two weeks out from Star Trek: Picard, which will release in ten episodes on a weekly basis on CBS All Access. The show has, roughly, telegraphed its’ intent to provide a final arc for Jean-Luc, with Michael Chabon writing directly about working on the show in the context of both his lifelong Trek fandom and the loss of his father, and Patrick Stewart drawing comparisons between the show and his last performance as Professor X in Logan. My assumption has been that roughly the same crew of posters who populate the DISCO threads will show up here. Has anyone made plans to lead posting on the shows? Most importantly: what shall the three letter code be? STP? PIC? Something else? [more inside]
We're showing Season 11 episodes in our poll-decided episode encore, which presents a problem: all the Season 11 episodes already have Rewatch posts. There is nothing saying we can't make more, but rather than litter main Fanfare with an indefinitely increasing number of Rewatches, I'm going to announce these episodes in the MST Club Talk subsection. Please look there for the upcoming episodes.
The Morning News announced back in December the list for their 16th annual Tournament of Books. The theme is “The Future Is Getting Here Awfully Fast.” Last year tofu_crouton got this more timely post which resulted in a book club to organize everything. Previously here.
Consider this a sidebar for people who have thoughts about the finale of Watchmen that relate to the finale of The Leftovers. Spoilers permissible for both series within.
So last year I posted episode-by-episode coverage of The Expanse season three. MeFans responded to it well, and I intended to do the same for Season 4. But I plan to be sailing around Guadeloupe on the release date of December 13… [more inside]
It has only been a few months since the last Friday the 13th, but we have one coming up at the end of this week. Jason X is the next movie up in the slow burn Friday the 13th movie club, but it has already been posted so I will post the fan movie Never Hike Alone (Available in its entirety on Youtube) in its stead. [more inside]
I see posts here asking if anyone would like to discuss a particular item. Is there a reason to not just toss a FanFare post up about the thing you'd like to talk about, and see what happens? At the worst, nobody replies.
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