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Old 11-14-2022, 07:16 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, 07:43 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, 10:32 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, 11:33 AM   #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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Old 11-18-2022, 06:14 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, 04:41 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, 02:37 PM   #1792
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THX 1138
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066434/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
 
Old 11-27-2022, 06:23 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, 06:27 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!
 
Old 12-06-2022, 08:33 AM   #1795
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Here's more feedback on a thread that's gone awful quiet:

The White Queen: This is a mini series from one of the streaming sites. It's set in England, during 'the war of the Roses'. That should be called a civil war but it was two 'aristocratic' families fighting over the right to rule, and destroying each other. This isn't your tedious drawn out historical thing, this is more like 'How the West was won.' The Births, marriages & deaths come thick & fast. Peculiarities of English Law were not explained. A woman had the status of property. So if a woman married, her wealth passed to her husband. But if her husband died childless, it went to whoever she married next. Except for the sex, I like it. Scenes, acting dress, are all top class. Even down to the King not looking like his brothers, (which led to accusations). But don't binge watch it - you'll get PTSD.

The Biggest Little Farm. I loved this. It's part Documentary, part Biography, part Education for farmers. A young couple buy a 200 acre farm in California. Their goal is to do an old fashioned farm in touch with nature. They are guided in in this by some guru (Alan?) who knows stuff and they let nature supply the needs. So natural solutions are found.Chickens don't eat your plants, but they eat the slugs eating your plants. A dog keeps in the sheep and keeps out the coyotes; so the coyotes, assisted by badgers & some snake, keeps down the gophers, etc. A beautiful film.

I Claudius I'm staying with this occasionally because it's in my favourite period of Roman history. It's poor so far. Augustus (or should it be Avgvstvs?) looks about 30 years younger than he should. And he looks thick and stupid, which he wasn't. The setting is lacklustre, purple is noticably absent. I'm rating it as a flop.
 
Old 12-06-2022, 10:01 AM   #1796
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I rewatched The African Queen (1951). The acting was really good and with two main characters there was a lot of development as the plot went along.

Somehow it gives me the idea to see if I can find Twelve Angry Men (1957) and see that again, but so far the chances look small for that.
 
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I rewatched The African Queen (1951). The acting was really good and with two main characters there was a lot of development as the plot went along.

Somehow it gives me the idea to see if I can find Twelve Angry Men (1957) and see that again, but so far the chances look small for that.
Twelve Angry Men? That's old. I don't see a torrent, but bflix.to have a copy up.
 
Old 12-13-2022, 12:01 PM   #1798
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Continuing reviews:

The Queen's Gambit You have to understand chess, and know what's going on from a chess board for this one. Once you can do that, it's good. The series chronicles a (fictional) American child progidy, Beth Harmon. She is set as an orphan. I know something of chess, and it captures it excellently. One inaccuracy is that it shows chess players apparently not seeing their end coming, whereas all decent ones do. But it's understandable, as we don't want to put the hours in watching a chess match. Likewise, some moves are made too fast, but ignore it. Masterful mingling of a child and an adult actor playing the same part. Also it exposes the truth of this comment
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And it should be said that those who possess ultimate mastery, the great born masters, as Bobby Fischer and Michael Jackson conspire to remind us, have hollow lives of surpassing unhappiness, as if the needed space for a soul was replaced by whirring clockwork.
Chess players have to make machines out of themselves.

Welcome to Wrexham Mini-series Documentary in which two random American actors buy this bottom-level Welsh football club, and make a documentary as they're going through the process. It's off the wall, but curiously attractive, very relaxing, and one of a kind. If it bores you, turn it off, because I'm 4 episodes in and there's no point where it suddenly changes up gear. There's subtitles for the Welsh, which is cute.
 
Old 12-14-2022, 09:30 AM   #1799
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I rewatched The African Queen (1951). The acting was really good and with two main characters there was a lot of development as the plot went along.

Somehow it gives me the idea to see if I can find Twelve Angry Men (1957) and see that again, but so far the chances look small for that.
2 outstanding films!
 
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Somehow it gives me the idea to see if I can find Twelve Angry Men (1957) and see that again, but so far the chances look small for that.
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