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One of the most realistic and non-BS/annoying movies about survival after more than about a week without power throughout the whole globe. No BS, just a really simple and great movie.

If you've seen it, what did you think?

Give it a watch and let me know what you think here in the comments.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3145008/

An ensemble thriller which tells the story of four college students, an expectant couple, and a lone survival expert who are confronted by a global blackout that forces them to endure the worst of human nature as society falls apart around them.
 

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Just put it on my Netflix streaming list. If I remember to, I will comment on it after I get around to watching it.

I wish someone would make a movie from the book One Second After, which was a really good read.
 

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I wish someone would make a movie from the book One Second After, which was a really good read.
Read it. Liked it.
Talk about good books to make into a movie, I would vote for Enemies Foreign and Domestic by M. Bracken
 

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Just put it on my Netflix streaming list. If I remember to, I will comment on it after I get around to watching it.
I don't think that's the same movie. My Netflix streaming doesn't have it, but Amazon Prime does.
 

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I don't think that's the same movie. My Netflix streaming doesn't have it, but Amazon Prime does.
I wondered about that, especially since the Netflix one was from 2015 instead of 2014. Oh well. It might be worth a watch anyway, since it got pretty good reviews.
 

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I wondered about that, especially since the Netflix one was from 2015 instead of 2014. Oh well. It might be worth a watch anyway, since it got pretty good reviews.
Just remember, it was the Republican Gerald Ford's fault. Somehow.

Completely different story lines though. EJR's movie "Blackout" is available on Netflix DVD where the 2015 version of the 1977 New York blackout documentary is Netflix streaming only. Just more Netflix inconsistency.
 

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Just remember, it was the Republican Gerald Ford's fault. Somehow.

Completely different story lines though. EJR's movie "Blackout" is available on Netflix DVD where the 2015 version of the 1977 New York blackout documentary is Netflix streaming only. Just more Netflix inconsistency.
First time I searched for it on Netflix DVD, I somehow missed it. I just searched again, and there it is. But it isn't currently available, so I saved it to my queue, for when it is.
 

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First time I searched for it on Netflix DVD, I somehow missed it. I just searched again, and there it is. But it isn't currently available, so I saved it to my queue, for when it is.
Didn't even notice that, just saw they had a listing for it. I have a ton of stuff in my DVD queue just waiting for a play button.
 

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Didn't even notice that, just saw they had a listing for it. I have a ton of stuff in my DVD queue just waiting for a play button.
Same here. As many "saved" as in my "active" queue. They suck. Even some of my saved ones used to be available. Last Of The Dogmen was a good one that I am hoping to watch again. Someday.
 

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Same here. As many "saved" as in my "active" queue. They suck. Even some of my saved ones used to be available. Last Of The Dogmen was a good one that I am hoping to watch again. Someday.
Well, they're moving to their own streaming content and did away with the rating system to try to hide how bad they are. It's rare they add other movies back to dvd, but I notice five play buttons had appeared when I was in updating my queue this morning. Was quite surprised.

As for ratings, I have to go to IMDB. They have EJR's "The Blackout" rated only 5.3/10, which is pretty low, but sometimes I'm still surprised.
 

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Seems I saw this idea somewhere else a bit ago??

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Just put it on my Netflix streaming list. If I remember to, I will comment on it after I get around to watching it.

I wish someone would make a movie from the book One Second After, which was a really good read.
:righton: very true, great read

I don't think that's the same movie. My Netflix streaming doesn't have it, but Amazon Prime does.
Yeah, make sure it's the right one, the one that he's talking about on Netflix isn't as good as far as I understand it.

I mean you're free to try that movie, it just may not be as good, this movie was actually fairly realistic and fairly good.

I wondered about that, especially since the Netflix one was from 2015 instead of 2014. Oh well. It might be worth a watch anyway, since it got pretty good reviews.
Yeah, I haven't watched that one that you're talking about but if you can give it a watch let us know how you liked it, and it might be another one that I pick up and watch, I would really appreciate the feedback on the 2015 one.

Well, they're moving to their own streaming content and did away with the rating system to try to hide how bad they are. It's rare they add other movies back to dvd, but I notice five play buttons had appeared when I was in updating my queue this morning. Was quite surprised.

As for ratings, I have to go to IMDB. They have EJR's "The Blackout" rated only 5.3/10, which is pretty low, but sometimes I'm still surprised.
That's probably about right as far as mainstream opinions and likes go, but my likes usually don't go well with the public because I like movies that are more realistic, and aren't as high budget big flashy, tons of explosions, and just a ton of other absurdity. I tend to like more realistic and non annoying bs movies

Read it. Liked it.
Talk about good books to make into a movie, I would vote for Enemies Foreign and Domestic by M. Bracken
Best book series I've ever read

:righton:

Bracken isn't a perfect writer, or novelist, because he was a Navy SEAL, but for what it is it's exactly the story type that I want, even if the writing isn't that great.
 

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Just finished watching The Blackout. A simple B movie but very realistic depiction of what would happen in this event. Worth watching for sure.
 

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Just finished watching The Blackout. A simple B movie but very realistic depiction of what would happen in this event. Worth watching for sure.
Thank you for your review, I concur as well :righton:

Something tells me we could just never get an A quality movie out of Hollywood that was this realistic without a bunch of annoying Hokie crap in it.
 
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