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ballettmaus

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The crazy thing about the AI portion is that AI isn't really there to do this, not well enough for a major motion picture anyway. So the studios are being greedy about technology that doesn't even exist. Or maybe they don't care that the results are still kind of crappy and noticeable??
That's my guess. I'm also guessing that this is one of those "we'll do this and then we're surprised when the viewership drops significantly but we can't figure out why and oh, I've got a genius idea, let's use real background actors" situations. The problem with those situations is that you can ruin something quickly but it takes years to salvage and rebuild it.

I think AI paired with studio greed has the chance to severely harm the TV and movie industry. Personally, I think you already see it with animation. Computer generated movies just don't have the same appeal to me as hand-drawn movies do. It's just not the same, not just because it's computer generated (although, it does make a big difference for me because there's something that hand-drawn characters have that computer generated characters don't have even if I can't quite say what it is. Maybe the human aspect that goes into a drawing? I don't know) but also because it allows the studios to produce more in the same amount of time. I find that it has given the movies a mass-production aspect and the feel that the importance is to put out a movie/series rather than tell a story.

I think the more humanity you lose in art, the more you lose the relatable and emotional side of things and the ability to connect with the audience.
 

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Just binge-watched All the Light We Cannot See. Good acting but so many standard war movie tropes. Apparently a lot of this replaced the stuff in the novel.
I loved the book, but don't have Netflix so am not watching the series. I read a TV Guide review of it and it basically said the exact same thing you did!
 

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That's my guess. I'm also guessing that this is one of those "we'll do this and then we're surprised when the viewership drops significantly but we can't figure out why and oh, I've got a genius idea, let's use real background actors" situations. The problem with those situations is that you can ruin something quickly but it takes years to salvage and rebuild it.

I think AI paired with studio greed has the chance to severely harm the TV and movie industry. Personally, I think you already see it with animation. Computer generated movies just don't have the same appeal to me as hand-drawn movies do. It's just not the same, not just because it's computer generated (although, it does make a big difference for me because there's something that hand-drawn characters have that computer generated characters don't have even if I can't quite say what it is. Maybe the human aspect that goes into a drawing? I don't know) but also because it allows the studios to produce more in the same amount of time. I find that it has given the movies a mass-production aspect and the feel that the importance is to put out a movie/series rather than tell a story.

I think the more humanity you lose in art, the more you lose the relatable and emotional side of things and the ability to connect with the audience.
This strike has a lot more at stake than just money. But the bottom line is all that most studio executives care about (well, maybe power plays a part in it too). Which is why the fight has been so long and bitter.
 

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Just binge-watched All the Light We Cannot See. Good acting but so many standard war movie tropes. Apparently a lot of this replaced the stuff in the novel.

The book is amazing, but the tv serialization doesn't do it justice and most of the changes are definitely not for the better.

I think they felt it they'd stuck with the arc of the book it would have slowed the story down, but it really effects the character's development. Everyone is literally good v evil in the series, not so much in the excellent novel which understands how war changes people.
 

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Is anyone watching the CMA Awards right now? Is Wynonna okay? She shuffled on stage like she could barely walk and was grasping onto Jelly Roll for dear life while she was singing. She killed it in that song but she didn't look well. ❤️
 

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New/Returning Shows for the week Sunday November 12/2023 - Saturday November 18/2023:https://www.cinemablend.com/television/2023-tv-premiere-dates#section-november-2023-premieres

Sunday, November 12
TimeTitleChannel
12 a.m.Demon Slayer Season 2Adult Swim
12 a.m.FRIDAY NIGHT POKERVice
2 p.m.COMFORT FOOD KITCHENMagnolia
9 p.m.American Monster Season 11ID/Max
9 p.m.BEACON 23MGM+
10 p.m.THE CURSEShowtime
10 p.m.GOOD CUP, BAD COPID

Monday, November 13
TimeTitleChannel
3:01 a.m.BLACKBERRYAMC+

Tuesday, November 14
TimeTitleChannel
12:01 a.m.A MURDER AT THE END OF THE WORLDHulu
3:01 a.m.CRIMINAL CODENetflix
3:01 a.m.Dubai Ring Season 2Netflix
3:01 a.m.HOW TO BECOME A MOB BOSSNetflix
3:01 a.m.SUBURRAETERNANetflix
9 p.m.Whose Line is it Anyway? Seaosn 12The CW
8 p.m.NCIS: SYDNEYCBS

Wednesday, November 15
TimeTitleChannel
12:01 a.m.BRAWN: THE IMPOSSIBLE FORMULA ONE STORYHulu
3:01 a.m.FEEDBACKNetflix
9 p.m.Expedition Unknown Season 12Discovery
9:30 p.m.Cribs Season 20MTV
10 p.m.Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch Season 3Discovery
10 p.m.INTERROGATION CAMA&E

Thursday, November 16
TimeTitleChannel
12:01 a.m.DRIVE WITH SWIZZ BEATZHulu
3:01 a.m.The Crown Season 6 Part 1Netflix
3:01 a.m.HOUSE OF KARDASHIANPeacock

Friday, November 17
TimeTitleChannel
12:01 a.m.MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERSApple TV+
12:01 a.m.THE SECRET LIFE OF DANCING DOGSHulu
12:01 a.m.TWIN LOVEAmazon
3:01 a.m.COCOMELON LANENetflix
3:01 a.m.Holy Family Season 2Netflix
3:01 a.m.SCOTT PILGRIM TAKES OFFNetflix

Saturday, November 18
TimeTitleChannel
3:01 a.m.THE RAILWAY MENNetflix
8 p.m.KENNEDY: JACKHistory

Please post any updates I may have missed.
 

Xallie

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Officially this has only premiered in Australia:
The Buccaneers (2023)
The Buccaneers are the daughters of America's new rich — beautiful and untameable, despite the best efforts of England's finest governesses, they are on their way to London to snare themselves an aristocrat, low in funds but high in class, to make a perfect match.
A review title:
Edith Wharton, but Make It Bridgerton.
I've only watched the first episode, it's a bit... jarring how anachronistic it is, but I liked it.

ETA: I got confused, it's Orphan Black: Echoes that's only premiered in Australia so far. I'm two episodes into that one, and finding it pretty boring so far.
 
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TanithandBenFan

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Officially this has only premiered in Australia:

A review title:

I've only watched the first episode, it's a bit... jarring how anachronistic it is, but I liked it.
I watched the first episode on Apple and couldn't get into most of the characters. It fell flat compared to Bridgerton for me.
 

Xallie

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I watched the first episode on Apple and couldn't get into most of the characters. It fell flat compared to Bridgerton for me.
Really? I thought Nan was so charming, she's very well cast.

Well, it's at least better than the Gilded Age, although that is a low bar!
 

Xallie

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I love Gilded Age!
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I watch it too, mind you! And I do like it, it's just, I don't think it's Fellowes' best work. I've seen it described as "low-stakes" and I agree. Plus I fast-forward through everything to do with Mr. Bust-the-unions and that other actor who's typecast as a period creep, you know the one... (I can't help wonder how he is in real life to have ended up with that resume!)

I'm a critic, but I will watch every period drama they are kind enough to throw at me!
 

TanithandBenFan

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I watch it too, mind you! And I do like it, it's just, I don't think it's Fellowes' best work. I've seen it described as "low-stakes" and I agree. Plus I fast-forward through everything to do with Mr. Bust-the-unions and that other actor who's typecast as a period creep, you know the one... (I can't help wonder how he is in real life to have ended up with that resume!)

I'm a critic, but I will watch every period drama they are kind enough to throw at me!
Is it the guy who plays Oscar? If so I don't like him either lol. I don't watch too many period dramas. Bridgerton and Downton Abbey have been the only other two I've watched.
 

Xallie

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Is it the guy who plays Oscar? If so I don't like him either lol. I don't watch too many period dramas. Bridgerton and Downton Abbey have been the only other two I've watched.
Yes, him. He's played countless creepy weirdos in other period dramas. As soon as you see him show up, you know what you're in for!
 

MacMadame

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We just got back from watching The Marvels. I loved it. It's not a great movie but it's lots of fun and I adore Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan/Iman Vellani and the whole Khan family. You do have to turn your brain off, especially with how space works.

Also, I wasn't a big fan of Captain Marvel, but I found her a lot more likable here. Monica Rambeau, OTOH, just seemed off compared to how she was in Wandavision.
 

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