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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2015, 12:19:27 PM »
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*gasp*

See, my belated interest was actually a premonition!

I would like at least 7 more episodes please.

You've got your wish, plus an extra 5 on top. Cool, hope it doesn't get too Americanised in the process.



oh and did I mention that DAVID CAMERON FUCKED A DEAD PIG

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2015, 12:27:24 PM »
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Sweet Jesus, 12 episodes? TWELVE? I honestly thought 7 was asking for too much. This is insane. :bravo:

oh and did I mention that DAVID CAMERON FUCKED A DEAD PIG

I did look it up when you posted that. It's a rumor in a book... I want it to be true, though.
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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2015, 12:57:49 PM »
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"It's all very exciting — a whole new bunch of Black Mirror episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable," said Brooker. "Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that 'Black Mirror' feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true."

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2015, 06:29:27 PM »
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"White Christmas" is now on Netflix.
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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2015, 05:54:39 PM »
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Brooker's 2015 Wipe hot off the press, just aired on BBC two hours ago, the internet is the best



@39.52 he discusses #Hameron #PigGate and the life-imitating-art parallels with Black Mirror

the caller in the clip @41.00 is a user of another forum I frequent, and I saw the online planning and tv execution live. It was a stunning moment that has been replayed on mainstream summaries over and over since it happened. Very satisfying.

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2016, 01:07:30 PM »
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’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Director Dan Trachtenberg To Helm ‘Black Mirror’ Ep For Netflix

http://deadline.com/2016/04/netflix-10-cloverfield-lane-dan-trachtenberg-black-mirror-1201733648/

EXCLUSIVE: 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg is set to helm an episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror reboot. He joins an increasingly high profile list of directors and filmmaking talent that includes Joe Wright and Jakob Verbruggen.

Created and written by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. The series, which premiered on Channel 4 in 2011 and aired for two seasons, has received an international Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, a Rose D’Or and been nominated for a BAFTA.

Netflix is assembling a top class talent pool for the new series. Deadline previously broke the news that Bryce Dallas Howard, Malachi Kirby and Alice Eve were set to star in episodes of the new series. It was announced last year that Netflix would be ordering 12 new episodes of the acclaimed series from Brooker’s House of Tomorrow. Brooker and Annabel Jones, who exec produced the first seven episodes of the series, will continue to serve in that capacity as well as be showrunners for the new shows, which Brooker has written. House of Tomorrow is a part of the Endemol Shine Group.
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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2016, 06:21:07 PM »
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Black Mirror returns on October 21st

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2016, 08:46:29 AM »
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Black Mirror returns on October 21st

FUCK YES! :)

Episode titles, cast, and directors:
  • “San Junipero”, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis, directed by Owen Harris
  • “Shut Up and Dance,” starring Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther, directed by James Watkins
  • “Nosedive,” starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, and James Norton, directed by Joe Wright
  • “Men Against Fire,” starring Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby, and Madeline Brewer, directed by Jakob Verbruggen
  • “Hated in the Nation,” starring Kelly MacDonald, directed by James Hawes
  • “Playtest,” starring Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen, directed by Dan Trachtenberg

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2016, 10:39:59 AM »
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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2016, 05:33:37 PM »
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The webcam hijacking one looks like to be hugely disturbing. It's not even "imminent future," it's now.

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2016, 01:02:25 PM »
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I often don't like Black Mirror. There is something that I find terribly self righteous in it, and they almost never go beyond the concept (which means for me that it feels too scholar and happy with the idea, ideas that are often very good, they are strong concepts...). I liked two episodes and, watching the trailer for Season 3, I have goosebumps. So I'll watch.

The one I'm the more curious about is "Nosedive"; Instagram & Co create a weird filter (pun intended when I realized there was a pun), I have a friend who feels physically bad, even though she looks good, because she watches an insane amount of insanely pretty women taking pictures of a fake life...Something that, at different levels, happens for everybody, I guess...
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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #41 on: October 21, 2016, 09:49:02 PM »
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"Nosedive"

Man, I'm not sure I can watch more than one of these per day. It's too real. "Nosedive" has a completely conventional (even predictable) trajectory, but it's done with such full commitment that you find yourself swimming in the details. This could have been cut down to 40 minutes or so, but you would lose so much of that.

The wedding speech was jaw-droppingly great. It passes so many tests for me. (1) I had no idea what was going to come out of her mouth next. (2) It wasn't the "wake up sheeple!" speech one might have expected. (3) She didn't turn the audience around.

Some things were a little on-the-nose, and I can see a lot of people reacting like "I get it already," but for me all of that was washed away by the amazing final 15 minutes. It really starts when the sound of downvoting slips into the score around 48:30.
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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #42 on: October 23, 2016, 01:21:07 AM »
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"Playtest"

Well this one is certainly polarizing. What did everyone think? I'll say this; when I rewatch it, I'm starting at least 20 minutes in. Not enamored with this dude's personality. (SPOILERS) However, I loved the three endings. Black Mirror is arguably at its best when it's trolling you the hardest. The brutality and brevity of the ultimate ending was just perfect.

Throughout the second part of the episode I was wondering why they didn't call him out on his espionage, since she caught him red-handed with his phone on (it felt strange that it wasn't acknowledged), and he was caught on camera as well. But then, of course, we find out why. The plot hole becomes a feature, not a bug.
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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #43 on: October 23, 2016, 05:20:46 PM »
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I loved Nosedive and couldn't believe Joe Wright directed it. Bryce Dallas Howard is amazing and it's actually making me mad how she was misused in Jurassic World now that I see her awesome potential in this (and Pete's D!)

Playtest I was more mixed on, his personality would've been obnoxious if I didn't already know and like Wyatt Russell from Everybody Wants Some!! The horror game seemed less about universal "the-way-we-live-now" tech in the way that Nosedive is, so I had a little bit of a harder time with it. And agree it kinda took such a while to get started I was wondering what the payoff of all that was. The super-dark ending was nice but I kinda saw the fake-out coming.
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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2016, 12:42:14 AM »
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"Shut Up And Dance"

A worthy successor to "White Bear," I think. Forces you to grapple with cruel and unusual punishment in a similar way. The giveaway here is the troll face; we're supposed to be more or less fully empathetic. (And I was.) I love the procedural detail from beginning to end — there's not a wasted minute. Also has just the right amount of humor to cut through the darkness. "Exit Music" was perfectly used. This is my favorite so far.


"San Junipero"

I'm torn on this one. The concept is great, but the performances and writing were off in some weird combination. Maybe it's just me. I did love how things were slowly revealed. The garishness/obviousness of the nostalgia was a nice bit of cynical meta commentary, which the episode needed. I'd be interested in an alternate interpretation where this is actually deeply bleak. There are layers. (The euthanasia fluid being delivered was real creepy, right?)
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