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Old 05-05-2021, 04:22 AM   #1426
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<3warming: The Mitchells vs. The Machines... the whole movie I thought a voice was from Girlboss but insisted Broad City, surprising how much they sound alike.

So,,, now while looking for the voice comparison found and off to watch Books of Blood?
 
Old 05-05-2021, 08:35 AM   #1427
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Lots of stuff on Utube.

Looking around Scotland

Ness
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmDjAlQ3s1U
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C5f3gQUgh_U
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oD9akl90Jh4

Ft George
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B18boIZy4KM

Urquart Castle
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5NOzV7ZcX5A

Edinburgh
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YfiFNbKeoKg

Inverness
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sWl4PaLQhGQ
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Other interesting topics. Deutsche Welle makes some good docs.

Mona Lisa
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e5F1v_osAV0

Chernobyl 35 years on
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MjCFw3EQNBU

New silk road
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fBnT0tsLqGQ
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V2C0sMXyD80

Chemical weapons leftover from war in Germany
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l5ZD687rulI

Huertgen forest
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tT0ob3cHPmE

Lost daughter
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3LsqaJrKiPI

Bitter chocolate
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pRwMoGPTEEM

Khashoggi
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4DVah3bZlV8

Colonial zoo
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_WFTSM8JppE

Otto Warmbier
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-rZkdPXP6H4

Power of Pharmaceutical companies
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2LelUHLl-xM

White slums in South Africa
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba3E-Ha5Efc

Camps in Libia
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=26p0KAB5tAE

There are a bunch more.
 
Old 05-06-2021, 06:44 AM   #1428
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This thread is about what to watch, but I would argue it is nearly as important to know what not to watch.
True, but these days 99% of new films fall into "do not watch" category, at least for me. I'm a fan of cinema from the eighties and the nineties.
Today, all of them are designed to attract as many people as possible so we get multi-culture, multi-generation, multi-everything mixed in, just scripted in different way.
It's totally boring and predictable, to see the same pattern in each and every blockbuster film.

I've only ran into 2 (IMHO) really good films over the last 2 years, but they're both rather brutal so don't complain I didn't warn you.
One was Sputnik, the best Russian horror/sci-fi I've seen. Had low expectations, but someone recommended and I was stunned after watching the thing.
The other was American film called Nobody, some kind of modern take on old school action flick, but also a comedy (has funny moments, like all other action films from the nineties).

TV on the other hand, has become better, very diverse. I mean sure, 95% is still trash, but some of those 5% shows are better than any movie I could think of.
That's probably just my uninformed opinion I guess, always hated most TV, especially reality-TV thought it's just some cheap excuse for TV, while on the other hand I loved brutal cartoons.
It's a niche market, but I must say I enjoyed a cartoon Rick&Morty for example, haven't seen something that funny since that MTV show Beavis&Butthead.
There's plenty of comedy like that now, on the telly. So I think when I was a kid there was only a few good cartoons and many good films, now it's the other way around.
 
Old 05-06-2021, 07:25 AM   #1429
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Ultraviloent, great sense of humor,great acting, script aimed at adults not teens(although a satirical/macho story, not a realistic one) .
 
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not a realistic one
Yeah, not a fan of realism in media, except when it's a good professional documentary.
And even those have been hit and miss lately, new ones tend to repeat footage multiple times and also some narrators repeat same sentence 30 times within half hour.
Also when it's time for commercial break, after the break they do a mini re-run of things shown before the break, very annoying. At some point, unwatchable.
 
Old 05-06-2021, 09:07 AM   #1431
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True, but these days 99% of new films fall into "do not watch" category, at least for me. I'm a fan of cinema from the eighties and the nineties. Today, all of them are designed to attract as many people as possible so we get multi-culture, multi-generation, multi-everything mixed in, just scripted in different way.

I've only ran into 2 (IMHO) really good films over the last 2 years, but they're both rather brutal so don't complain I didn't warn you. One was Sputnik, the best Russian horror/sci-fi I've seen. Had low expectations, but someone recommended and I was stunned after watching the thing. The other was American film called Nobody .{SNIP!}

TV on the other hand, has become better, very diverse. I mean sure, 95% is still trash, but some of those 5% shows are better than any movie I could think of. That's probably just my uninformed opinion I guess, always hated most TV, especially reality-TV thought it's just some cheap excuse for TV, while on the other hand I loved brutal cartoons.
{SNIP!}
Ah, yes, I can agree with you on the 80s & 90s. Younger folks would not: Things like early Ghostbusters films(1-3), Back to the Future trilogy with the DeLorean, Star Wars 1-3, Lord of the Rings 1-3 (2001-2003) from the books, Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979 actually but it didn't hit here until 1980). The Back to the Future Guys had the right idea: 3 good movies, then quit, wreck the DeLorean, and refuse to do more. All those movies would be Razzie contenders now in all probability. As George Bernard Shaw once said
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A dramatic critic leaves no turn unstoned.
Hollywood seems to have adopted the Harold Robbins plan. The story goes that top selling novelist was asked what his secret was. He is supposed to have scrawled on an envelope: "Money, Power, Sex, Violence, Money, etc." Hollywood had added CGI into the mix, that's all. Hollywood is so scared of making a bad movie these days, they're afraid to make a good one! Who would take a chance on Monty Python's life of Brian, presented by the disfunctional (at the time) guy like John Cleese?
 
Old 05-07-2021, 12:07 AM   #1432
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Today, all of them are designed to attract as many people as possible so we get multi-culture, multi-generation, multi-everything mixed in, just scripted in different way.
It's totally boring and predictable, to see the same pattern in each and every blockbuster film.
Agreed, but: before that it was also boring and predictable - just in a different way.
 
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Agreed, but: before that it was also boring and predictable - just in a different way.
Mainstream was always predictable, sure, but a lot of things changed outside of mainstream, and like business_kid said they're probably scared to deviate from proven patterns.
So there's much more mainstream and less innovation now, not sure if media was the cause or just a consequence of shortened attention span, TBH.

Monty Python was good though, watched everything they did but I think it was their flying circus animation that hooked me, it's really a work of art.
 
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For me, Monty Python always moved too slow. They spent 5-10 minutes building up a joke. So it doesn't bear re-watching. The guys involved have been rehashing it ever since. In other places, it would have been done in the time, or not al all. After all, you're competing with guys like Billy Connolly
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Who discovered you could could get milk from cows, and what did he think he was doing at the time?
 
Old 05-07-2021, 06:48 AM   #1435
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Who discovered you could could get milk from cows, and what did he think he was doing at the time?
Probably watching calves drink, noticing the blatant similarities with human breast feeding, then wondering if they could farm the creatures for more than just meat.

Though I'm not sure what that has to do with how the cookie-cutter Hollywood film industry fails to cater for different people's varying senses of humour.

 
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Though I'm not sure what that has to do with how the cookie-cutter Hollywood film industry fails to cater for different people's varying senses of humour.
It was merely a comment that Billy Connolly did inside 10 seconds what it took the Monty Python lot 10 minutes to do. Fortunately I don't watch enough Hollywood junk food to make comments. I thought we were touching on last millenium's films.
 
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R100, a Japanese film:

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Ordinary businessman Takafumi Katayama signs a contract to join a mysterious BDSM club where various dominatrices, each with their own specialty skill, will attack and humiliate him in public. The contract lasts for one year and no cancellation is allowed. At first, Takafumi is greatly pleased by his membership, but when the club's activities start to intrude into his home life, Takafumi must find a way to protect his family and himself from more than just humiliation.

The film features a subplot in which a group of confused people are watching Takafumi's story, a film-within-a-film directed by an elderly man who claims that one must have lived 100 years to understand its true brilliance.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R100_(film)
What it doesn't mention is that this was done to heighten his Realm of the Senses and after each time a fully clad Dominatrix shows up unexpectedly to kick his butt or humiliate him in public it gives a graphic that indicates it happening. No nudity or sex is involved, though it is kinky plenty and funny kinky.
 
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Toast of London, Jupiter's Legacy and a must see: Garden State-spoilers@https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_State_(film)


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Old 05-11-2021, 08:47 PM   #1439
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It's not a movie, but the Forensic Files episode "Hack Attack" (S8E39) would likely be of interest to persons who frequent this place.

I'm watching it on Netflix.
 
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Forensic Files "Hack Attack" (S8E39)

I looked to see if I could dig that out, I did. At posting it is at
Code:
./check
Enter url to check: https://wpad.openstream.to/e3d29ecc409bd004f0a4e08ecbcffea3f91ddb78c56ca7b98abdaf097d923646c50afbd244f90f9d77db6b17ae1b11483fd4d0f92b1a29eb425e8d5dd55e79140ebd2b58d8c67771a579683f70b50934d28a95ce6421312accd392292da2944f4d19f61937d437d20c083c838ed6cea2/m/hls/480/480.m3u8
Spider mode enabled. Check if remote file exists.
--2021-05-12 09:18:34--  https://wpad.openstream.to/e3d29ecc409bd004f0a4e08ecbcffea3f91ddb78c56ca7b98abdaf097d923646c50afbd244f90f9d77db6b17ae1b11483fd4d0f92b1a29eb425e8d5dd55e79140ebd2b58d8c67771a579683f70b50934d28a95ce6421312accd392292da2944f4d19f61937d437d20c083c838ed6cea2/m/hls/480/480.m3u8
Loaded CA certificate '/etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt'
Resolving wpad.openstream.to (wpad.openstream.to)... 54.38.46.12
Connecting to wpad.openstream.to (wpad.openstream.to)|54.38.46.12|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [application/vnd.apple.mpegurl]
Remote file exists.
That m3u8 playlist has 456 segments. So:

Code:
agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:86.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/86.0"

curl -A "$agent" https://wpad.openstream.to/e3d29ecc409bd004f0a4e08ecbcffea3f91ddb78c\
56ca7b98abdaf097d923646c50afbd244f90f9d77db6b17ae1b11483fd4d0f92b1a29eb425e8d5dd55e79\
140ebd2b58d8c67771a579683f70b50934d28a95ce6421312accd392292da2944f4d19f61937d437d20c0\
83c838ed6cea2/m/hls/480/[0000-0456].ts -o - >> FFS8E39.ts
Jump on it while it is hot if you want it, link won't last. Might be good for an hour.
 
  


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