#301 2017-06-25 15:51:49

Damn, it's time to start pirating shit again.


Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho it's a pirates life for me (I'm not signing up for a monthly nut just to see one series).

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#302 2017-06-25 17:11:07

Smudge wrote:

Baywolfe wrote:

I started this last night. Wow...what an opening act.

I loved the book, and I've no doubt this is a quality show because BRYAN Goddamn FULLER (watch Hannibal if you haven't already), but I'm not subscribing to yet another pay service just for one damned series.  I'll wait it out and rent the DVD's or stream it or whatever when it becomes available.

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#303 2017-06-25 21:13:27

Smudge wrote:

Baywolfe wrote:

I started this last night. Wow...what an opening act.

I think I'll watch pretty much anything that has Ian McShane in it. Which reminds me, speaking of Ian McShane, if you haven't already seen "Deadwood" its unquestionably one the top ten television series of all time -- up there with Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Sopranos, etc. You owe it to yourself...

http://www.dvdsreleasedates.com/picture … cShane.jpg

I saw it when it first came out, what, 15 years ago or so?  It showed how television could be good again and paved the way for the shows that have followed.

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#304 2017-07-12 16:53:33

BIG LITTLE LIES

This is a seven part mini-series produced by HBO, and it's another in a long line of HBO home runs. It's a mystery, with some unusual wrinkles which I can't go into because of spoilers.

It's quite well done, especially considering that there are a number of reasons why the story, on the surface, should not appeal to me. It took me until the end of the second episode before I was hooked, but I was intrigued after the first. Excellent production values, and REMARKABLY good, and consistant across the board acting (I've never seen Reese Witherspoon perform at this level before) . I get most of my TV series using P2P sharing, but I can also often find the same series in open directories. If you have trouble finding a series, send me a PM and I might be able to help.

Seriously, don't miss this one.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3920596/

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#305 2017-07-17 18:25:22

Had an old Jarhead buddy and current director friend of mine over for the holiday (4th).  He asked if I had any good movies....

...silly question.

So I turned him on to Valhalla Rising.

He didn't get it.

Nine highly rated movies and countless TV series to his credit and he just couldn't get Valhalla Rising.

It didn't have the events he was trained that stories had to be written in, it kinda does it's own thing and is brilliant because of that.

We used to have artists, now we have project managers directing and producing.

For fucks sake do I even dare to challenge him to read Finnegan's Wake?

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#306 2017-07-18 17:27:42

Emmeran wrote:

For fucks sake do I even dare to challenge him to read Finnegan's Wake?

Leave dead Irish Poets be.  They are what they are.  "Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why."

One of my all-time favorite films is My Dinner with Andre.  I fully expect a large percentage of people to not get this movie. It does not bother me at all.  I was pleased when I rented it several years ago to let me wife watch it, and she did get it.

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#307 2017-08-08 01:03:43

Baywolfe, I'm curious if you've ever seen Callan. I was never able to find the early episodes, but I watched the final two and half years of this series. I viewed the final episode this evening. Quirky and low budget, but I thoroughly enjoyed the run. Spy stories and mysteries are where the Brits really excel, and this was no exception.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTU3MTE4MjAxNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTA0NzgyMQ@@._V1_.jpg

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061238/

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#308 2017-08-08 13:41:52

Smudge wrote:

Baywolfe, I'm curious if you've ever seen Callan. I was never able to find the early episodes, but I watched the final two and half years of this series. I viewed the final episode this evening. Quirky and low budget, but I thoroughly enjoyed the run. Spy stories and mysteries are where the Brits really excel, and this was no exception.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com … @._V1_.jpg

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061238/

No, I haven't.  I watched The Equalizer when it was on and I remember reading an article that mentioned Callan but I don't think any episodes were available back then.  I agree about the Brits and their Mystery/Espionage shows.

Peter Davison, the fifth Doctor Who, did a series for Mystery! called Campion that was pretty good.  I know they're available.

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#309 2017-08-08 14:26:26

I know Peter Davison from "The Last Detective", in addition to Doctor Who, but I've never watched the Campion series. I may hunt them down and watch a couple to see how they sit.

You should check out Callan if you get a chance as I have a hunch you would like the series.

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#310 2017-08-08 15:20:29

I love that kind of bleak le Carre style spy novels too. Thanks for the tip.

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#311 2017-08-08 15:26:25

GooberMcNutly wrote:

I love that kind of bleak le Carre style spy novels too. Thanks for the tip.

Yes; you intuited perfectly. There's a fair amount of LeCarre in Callan, or visa-versa. The alienated spy who isn't sure to whom he owes loyalty, or why. It's so bleak and sparse, it's almost like the absurdest theatre of Beckett or Pinter.

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#312 2017-08-08 16:23:06

I was looking for something else, and stumbled on this; an encyclopedia of Film Noir. A handy reference, and a source for ideas perhaps:

https://noirencyclopedia.wordpress.com/index-of-movies/

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#313 2017-08-10 20:02:40

BBC - Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017)

Jane Jacobs, a reporter, author and activist, led the charge to stop NYC's 'master builder' Robert Moses from demolishing historic neighborhoods in pursuit of his modernist vision to get rich at any cost. The film retraces Jacobs's epic 1960 assault on modern city planning in, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" and the subsequent battles to reimagine urban architecture.

CPB Films - Bombing War: From Guernica to Hiroshima (2017). Parts 1 and 2.

A look at the military strategy of aerial bombardment, its effect on 20th century wars, and the future of warfare. [Best ever, fucking brilliant wartime footage.]

ABC - Crude: The Incredible Journey of Oil (2007)

Oil and its unlikely journey to your gas tanks and plastic bags from its origins millions of years ago.

All Available on MVGroup.org

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#314 2017-08-23 00:21:33

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#315 2017-08-24 17:38:00

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077078/

The Sandbaggers

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTUwMzQxODM4OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTExMzcyMQ@@._V1_.jpg

I'm not sure why I didn't think to mention this show when we were discussing Callan (it's similar -- another oddball British espionage thriller). I've watched the whole run, and enjoyed it immensely.

The show ends rather abruptly, unfortunately, because the lead writer was killed in a plane crash, and it was a long way from being out of steam when it ended. But what's available is fun to watch.

I was only able to find these episodes using torrent.

Last edited by Smudge (2017-08-24 17:39:14)

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#316 2017-08-25 23:01:15

Ghost Stories was a 20-episode Japanese anime series which appears to have aimed at being a more serious version of Scooby Doo.  The main differences are that there are are actual ghosts (not just creepy dudes in masks), and the main characters are elementary school students instead of teenagers.

The original did poorly financially, so when rights to make the English-dubbed version were sold to an American production house, they offered a much wider degree of latitude in making dialogue changes than usual.  The voice actors largely improvised their lines and used their freedom to make something more like South Park than Scooby Doo.

For a taste, here's a video of clips comparing the original to the dubbed version.

If that butters your muffins, you can start with Episode 1 here.

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#317 2017-08-28 14:00:01

square wrote:

For a taste, here's a video of clips comparing the original to the dubbed version.

I know now that it could never work out between us. Not because you are a rabbit, but because you're black!

That's where I lost it.

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#318 2017-08-30 18:20:12

Nobel

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/32/Nobel_IMG.jpg

Very solid and taut political thriller which revolves around Norway's participation in the Afghan war. This is available on Netflix, or via torrent. The spoken language is mostly Norwegian, so make sure you get a version with English subs.

I give a strong recommendation. I really liked this show. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there's going to be a second season.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4591834/

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#319 2017-09-02 14:00:31

The third season of NARCOS was released by Netflix yesterday. I have downloaded the episodes, but not yet watched them. This is a really well done drama series which confuses me somewhat because I can't figure out what makes is so good. It is, after all, simply the retelling of an ancient story about a drug lord who went down. But it really is a good show. IMDB rates it 8.9, and it deserves the rating.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2707408/

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#320 2017-09-02 14:12:38

If you're like me -- I'm not ready to go to sleep at night until I've taken in at least a couple of murders -- then you'll appreciate this site. For me, it's an incredible asset because the shows they are discussing, following and commenting on comprise about 75% of my media viewing. I have watched, am watching, or want to watch almost every show in their list, and more significantly, they update me about the status of availability of new seasons of shows that I'm committed to watching until the end. And all under one roof where I don't have to work that hard to find the info.

Some others here might find this to be a useful resource as well:

https://thekillingtimestv.wordpress.com/

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#321 2017-09-03 00:23:43

BBC - From Out of Town (2017)

The clash of big bad city and virtuous small town chronicled by Hollywood's film noir in the 50s sheds a revealing spotlight on bigotry inflamed today by Trump, according to Adam Smith.

Available on mvgroup.

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#322 2017-09-03 07:45:49

choad wrote:

BBC - From Out of Town (2017)

The clash of big bad city and virtuous small town chronicled by Hollywood's film noir in the 50s sheds a revealing spotlight on bigotry inflamed today by Trump, according to Adam Smith.

Available on mvgroup.

This sounds interesting Choad. Thanks. The MVGroup is great repository for documentaries.

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#323 2017-09-05 03:51:12

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#324 2017-09-11 22:19:32

Well, this just went on my list, not that I have any idea when I'll have the chance to see it.

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#325 2017-09-15 14:32:09

The Bureau (Le Bureau des Légendes)

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91rK-dgk6PL._SY445_.jpg

I watched the first several episodes of this spy thriller this week, and was very impressed. There are three seasons of ten episodes each available at this point.

The Bureau is an award-winning French spy thriller which is based on accounts from real-world spies and current world events. The stories revolve around the lives of undercover agents of 'The Bureau', the organization within France’s DGSE (the General Directorate of External Security) that trains and handles operatives before, during, and after their missions as legends — the false identities under which they live for months or years to gather security intelligence.

You can watch the first episode of season one below. Additional episodes are available to stream from numerous sources, including Amazon Video, YouTube, Google Play and iTunes. I have not been able to find these in an open directory. I found my copies using Torrent p2p sharing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4063800/



(NOTE: The clip above is not a trailer; it is the entire first episode from season one, with English subs. So you may sample the show, if interested, prior to making any kind of commitment.)

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