#376 2018-01-25 23:38:11

The Nile Hilton Incident


The Nile Hilton Incident won five awards this week at the Swedish Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The film is an exotic ride, and it will take you into a completely foreign word for a couple of hours. I found it to be fascinating.

"A political thriller based on a true story. Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Noredin (Fares Fares), a police officer in Cairo's corrupt system, investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt. Upon realizing this, Noredin decides to break the rules in order to obtain justice, colliding not only with the system but also with himself." (synopsis pinched from Rotten Tomatoes)


PS - Send me a PM if you want help finding a free copy of this.

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#377 2018-01-26 09:04:48

I just finished a Terry Pratchett marathon, available in a single torrent at the usual places:

The Color of Magic, Hogfather and Going Postal

Excellent quality, great acting, high production values, a rollicking good time.



#378 2018-02-17 14:50:08



Gomorrah is a thrilling, highly rated, edge of your seat crime series from Italy, and it's loosely based on real events. The IMDB rating (currently 8.7) puts it in rarefied company with the likes of Breaking Bad and The Wire. Be warned; THIS IS A VERY VIOLENT TV SERIES -- give it a pass if you have trouble with that sort of thing.

The production values for all aspects of the show are the best; this is an extremely well done drama.

...Gomorrah is a 2014 Italian television crime drama series. It is based on the book Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano and the film Gomorrah directed by Matteo Garrone. It is set in the suburbs of Naples, focusing on organized crime and the relationships of gangsters, drug dealers, and ordinary people. Gomorrah depicts street-level crime and its hierarchical organization from the pavement up to the office chair, and giving an audience a story about external and internal power struggles between criminals and delinquents.

(Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomorrah_(TV_series))


I found the episodes I watched using P2P sharing, but I also recently found the series (all three seasons) in an open directory, which is what prompted this post. Send me a PM if you would like the address.



#379 2018-02-27 18:05:42

https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-ra … s-Henshall

Season 4 of BBC's Shetland is its best to date.

Writing, plotting, filming, casting and sound track are superb. The haggistani dialog is sometimes thick but always fun and that's no porky pies. No gratuitous violence.



#380 2018-03-03 12:35:39

I stumbled on this article yesterday, about an Australian film called Goldstone:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/goldstone … tern-movie

It turns out that Goldstone is the sequel to Mystery Road, a 2013 film by the same director, and one of the few Australian films which I really liked a lot. I watched Goldstone last night, and thought it was excellent. Well worth the ride for the remarkable scenery alone, but it's also a well crafted drama and thriller (see article).

If you liked last year's Oscar nominated Hell or High Water, I'm pretty sure you will also like both of these gems.

i recommend both films, and I found links to each in open directories. Send me a PM if you would like me to forward those. They are available via torrent as well, of course.


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#381 2018-03-03 13:17:24

choad wrote:


Season 4 of BBC's Shetland is its best to date.

Writing, plotting, filming, casting and sound track are superb. The haggistani dialog is sometimes thick but always fun and that's no porky pies. No gratuitous violence.

I'll have to try it again, I couldn't get past season one on the first try.



#382 2018-03-14 16:45:21


I'm only a couple of episodes into this, but I'm hooked and in for the ride -- at least through the first season. I usually skip Sci-Fi, but if the writing is good enough...

Nothing redeeming so far as I can tell, but a well orchestrated spy/thriller/action melodrama -- with solid production values and a good cast. It's easy to find online (send me a PM if you want an open directory link), using P2P sharing or...the last few episodes of the season are still being broadcast on Starz.


Found and added this (yeah; what she said):

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainme … rz/550970/

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#383 2018-03-14 21:36:36

We've been watching an episode of this on Netflix every night during dinner.



#384 2018-03-18 05:15:29

A very long look at a very weird chapter. Astonishing the ringleaders are willing to speak about it, but they did the time. Not as much freaky fun as the film about the Source family, unless of course, you know someone who was there for that ecstasy madhouse.

Wild Wild Country Explores the Northwest's Most Notorious Cult



#385 2018-03-18 10:16:43

Johnny_Rotten wrote:

Not as much freaky fun as the film about the Source family, unless of course, you know someone who was there for that ecstasy madhouse.[/url]

Ever encounter any former Rajneeshee and latter day saints? You knew a few of the 'Before' cultists as I recall.



#386 2018-03-18 10:53:19

No just old friends, who had gone all in.  I do know others who have stayed since at the ashram in Pune, but they were just being stardust in the wind.

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#387 2018-03-18 11:09:16

The open celabratory hedonistic aspect appealed mightly to our upper middle class friends. As it did for others. It had just 2 of the 3 elements for success, but it had them in abundance. Sex and drugs without the rock and roll.



#388 2018-03-24 16:08:59

So, what's out there. Anything at all in this great wasteland worth watching?



#389 2018-03-24 16:47:46

Worrickers Trilogy



#390 2018-03-24 17:40:38

Johnny_Rotten wrote:

Worrickers Trilogy

I love that. I think I've got "Page Eight" memorized.



#391 2018-03-24 18:10:21

Thank you!

Here's what to look for...

The Worricker Trilogy.
Part One: "Page Eight"
Part Two: "Turks & Caicos"
Part Three: "Salting The Battle Field"



#392 2018-03-24 18:13:56

This won't be available for a week, but I'm eager to see it when it hits; the newest in the current batch of Agatha Christie dramatizations:

Ordeal By Innocence


https://thekillingtimestv.wordpress.com … #more-9096

Given that England is seven hours ahead, I can usually find popular British shows available via torrent the evening of the same day they were broadcast (the efficiency of the internet never ceases to amaze me), and available in open directories a day or two later. So I expect i'll watch this on Easter day.



#393 2018-04-10 01:30:34

Killing Eve

I watched the first episode of Killing Eve tonight, and was quite entertained. This series was written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who also wrote and starred in Fleabag.


More info here:

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/4/8/17 … -sandra-oh



#394 2018-04-13 00:27:26



Collateral is a four-part British television drama serial, written and created by David Hare. The series, described by Hare as "a police procedural without any of that police attitudinising", stars Carey Mulligan as Kip Glaspie, a detective inspector assigned to investigate the murder of a pizza delivery driver who is gunned down in a London suburb. The ensuing story explores a complex web of characters who are all somehow connected with the story. Nathaniel Martello-White stars as Glaspie's partner, detective sergeant Nathan Bilk. Jeany Spark, Nicola Walker, John Simm and Billie Piper (of Doctor Who fame) are also credited as principal members of the cast.

I'm half way through this, and enjoying the ride. Fabulous cast, great writing and top notch production values.


I can point you in the direction of an open directory with Collateral. Send me a PM if interested.



#395 2018-05-04 21:12:13


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#397 2018-06-30 16:56:45

Tonight at the Drive-In (with Melon's and a bench seat in my truck) - Incredibles 2 followed by American Graffiti

Sweet date night in the early summer weather....

...the rest of y'all can just suck it with NetFlix or a lame indoor theater.



#398 2018-08-30 03:16:11


Spoiler Alert!

Once upon a time, when studios leaked like sieves and major ISPs still hosted usenet binaries [until 2007], new seasons of popular productions routinely dropped all episodes in one binge deluge.

Trusted reviewers, of course, have always enjoyed that privilege and more and more of them are spoiler abusing it.



#399 2018-08-30 11:24:32

The BBC used to lament that the Radio Times television guide would ruin the weekly episode of Doctor Who in their previews (pre-reboot days) with something like "The kindly professor turns out to be an alien from a hostile planet."



#400 2018-09-06 19:15:36

The first time I watched this film I had to stop it in the middle to catch my breath. I laughed so hard my sides ached and I nearly passed out from lack of oxygen.

Years later, my brother watched it at my suggestion. He and his young son laughed so hard they nearly passed out while watching it. His wife and daughter sat through the entire film stone faced and never laughed once. I don't think it has anything to do with gender; more likely personality.

Not everyone, it seems, is ready to embrace Mr. Hulot's (or Mr. Tati's) reality. Best in full screen. No subs needed because there is essentially no dialogue. You can save a copy with a stream capture program if you wish:

Mister Hulot's Holiday
Directed by Jacques Tati

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