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Old 11-14-2022, 08:16 PM   #1786
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Apologies if someone has already suggested Soylent Green. I don't know where it can be viewed now. But from the wiki:
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By 2022,[3] the cumulative effects of overpopulation, pollution and global warming have caused severe worldwide shortages of food, water and housing. New York City has a population of 40 million, and only the elite can afford spacious apartments, clean water, and natural food. The homes of the elite are fortified, with security systems and bodyguards for their tenants. Usually, they include concubines (who are referred to as "furniture"). The poor live in squalor, haul water from communal spigots, and eat highly processed wafers: Soylent Red, Soylent Yellow, and the latest product, far more flavorful and nutritious, Soylent Green.
While much of 1984 is already with us, the efforts of the WEF with its NWO will make Soylent Green a reality sooner than later.
 
Old 11-15-2022, 08:43 AM   #1787
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Next pisstake up was 'walk hard' I did not go for it one iota. In fairness, the guy could sing country passably, and managed on the one or two strings that 'country' music uses.

The guy looks about 50(?) with grooves in his forehead, yet the early scenes are of him as a 16 year old and they didn't even bother with a skim coat of plaster (or the plastic surgery equivalent) on his face? They can send up Johnny Cash - fine; but when they send up the viewers, that's suicide.

I didn't notice the backing band, so they obviously cleared the low bar of backing country music.In a piss take, they were a missed opportunity. Then the script just went OTT with everything [like the reactions of the crowds] thinking that would be funny. It was crass, predictable, & boring. I don't remember one joke in the thing. Many members of Spinal tap were funny. I even remember the chorus of "Big Bottom." The lines were hilarious.

When I turned off was when he was in a bed in his hotel room surrounded by 3 naked women calling his wife who was festooned with kids telling her that it was so hard to stop travelling and come home.

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Old 11-15-2022, 11:32 AM   #1788
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Soylent Green. I don't know where it can be viewed now.
I can still find a poorly seeded torrent. Enforcement in this country, if done at all, is very uneven for torrent sites, and not done for downloaders.

I was jolted by the "concubine as furniture" concept. But even Harrison Ford couldn't carry Soylent Green. The best torrent had 9 seeds; By contrast "Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom" had 64 seeds, and multiple languages were available.

It's funny, though how we get ever more sophisticated, yet murder is still ugly and violent. There's a gang leader going through court for murder here. It's mandatory life for murder here, so he might as well plead innocent as guilty. We're getting daily evidence installments in the news. Yesterday it was a tracking device on his car and location tracking on his phone. There was this big Hutch-Kinahan feud here that went international. Gerry Hutch (aka 'The Monk') is the last big player in the Hutch gang, and is going down for murder.

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Old 11-15-2022, 12:33 PM   #1789
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Soylent Green(1973) is Charlton Heston. I saw it a while back. It was fair. Plot not real heavy.

Soylent Green(1973)
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ffmpeg -i "https://yxkq.vizcloud.club/simple/EqPFJvgQWADtjDlGha7rC5IuoVxZ8rrzT017rqk+wYMnU94US2El/br/H3/v.m3u8" -c:a copy -c:v copy SoyGreen.mp4
 
Old 11-18-2022, 07:14 AM   #1790
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I'm watching "The capture" Series 1 right now.

It's a modern London police procedural dealing with things that strain reality, and shake belief in technology. Well written & acted.
 
Old 11-18-2022, 05:41 PM   #1791
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Not a movie, but a series. 1899 was trippy to watch.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9319668/
 
Old 11-26-2022, 03:37 PM   #1792
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THX 1138
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066434/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
 
Old 11-27-2022, 07:23 AM   #1793
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I have watched a few things, so here's a quick review of them
  • The Alienist S01: A 19th century police thing moving painfully slowly in New York. This is obviously following a recipe, because there's a pointless nude bed scene stuck in every 10 minutes. Back in the 19th century, having sex with random people at the drop of a hat was not done. I turned off quickly, Ignore any rave reviews.
  • Airplane: Lesley Nielsen alwasy seems to do the same incompetent, ridiculous, clumsy guy. He's a one-trick pony. If you like that - fine. I happen to like it occasionally, so I liked it.
  • Silent Movie is an absolute bummer. It failed teetotally.
  • Naked Gun was another good piss take with Lesley Nielsen. A police thing.
  • Labyrinth had David Bowie as a Goblin King. He had a great 70s-80s hair style. It's a thing for children really.
  • The Gilded Age S01. Set in late 19th century, it's the Julian Fellowes Downton Abbey recipe in New York. You witness the tensions between: upstairs & downstairs; Spinster sisters and their spendthrift brother's daughter; black vs white; old (Mayflower) money vs new money. It comes complete with closet homosexuals. If you like that sort of thing, few do it better. He also apparently did his research on New York.

Anything done by streaming channels is overly long and drawn out, which spoils them. The series above are.

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Old 11-27-2022, 07:27 AM   #1794
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I have watched a few things, so here's a quick review of them
  • The Alienist: A 19th century police thing moving painfully slowly in New York. This is obviously following a recipe, because there's a pointless nude bed scene stuck in every 10 minutes. Back in the 19th century, having sex with random people at the drop of a hat was not done. I turned off quickly, Ignore any rave reviews.
  • Airplane: Lesley Nielsen alwasy seems to do the same incompetent, ridiculous, clumsy guy. He's a one-trick pony. If you like that - fine. I happen to like it occasionally, so I liked it.
  • Silent Movie is an absolute bummer. It failed teetotally.
  • Naked Gun was another good piss take with Lesley Nielsen. A police thing.
  • Labyrinth had David Bowie as a Goblin King. He had a great 70s-80s hair style. It's a thing for children really.
  • The Gilded Age. Set in late 19th century, it's the Julian Fellowes Downton Abbey recipe in New York. You witness the tensions between: upstairs & downstairs; Spinster sisters and their spendthrift brother's daughter; black vs white; old (Mayflower) money vs new money. It comes complete with closet homosexuals. If you like that sort of thing, few do it better. He also apparently did his research on New York.

Anything done by streaming channels is overly long and drawn out, which spoils them. The series above are.
Airplane, Labyrinth, Naked Gun = superb!
 
  


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