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On ‎2‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 11:01 AM, bluesofa said:

I look forward to it too.

Hope you'll let us know when it starts.

Starting 17 Feb:smile:

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reviews are useful and time saving, better to read a couple of paragrahs than watch something and THEN make youer mind up , not all reviewers are good but some are more reliable than others so its good to sort out the ones you feel comfortable with and feel you can trust , the site  'metacritic' is good one it has links to all reviews pro and amatuer and gives an 'average' score which again is useful, and as for sounding intellectual, i know what you mean however ALL 'arts/disciplines have their own language/ termanology  and the nearer the 'top of the tree' or the core of  the 'industry/subject  the more they use it 

Each to their own. I will read reviews (primarily to get the gist of a plot if the summary for the actual film / series is too evasive) but having missed things in the past that I wrote off as a result of bad reviews, only to give it a shot and found I liked it and, as a result of rave reviews, having sat an endured loads absolute rubbish, I have zero interest in reviews being a determining factor as to whether I'll watch something.   

 

 

Case in point for me recently was The Vice. Rave reviews on IMDb when I checked to actually see what it was about in some greater depth. Really the the biggest croc of crap I've tried to watch in ages. Switched it off after about 30 minutes. Could have been a good movie, ended up being a ramshackle mishmash of snippets held together by boring flashbacks and totally out of place 'comedy' takes that didn't work at all, let alone as well as his other movie The Big Short. But hey, the reviewers loved it. Tastes vary. I thought it sucked. If others choose to not watch something simply because IMDb only gives it a 6, entirely up to them.

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviews aren't the be all and end all, but they are a useful guide.

 

If something has mixed reviews and I'm interested in the topic, I'll give it a crack.

But, if something keeps getting panned by just about everyone, I'll give it a miss.

 

For me, there's just too much good stuff out there to waste time on crap.

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7 minutes ago, Will27 said:

Reviews aren't the be all and end all for, but they are a useful guide.

 

Iif something has mixed reviews and I'm interested in the topic, I'll give it a crack.

But, if something keeps getting panned by just about everyone, I'll give it a miss.

 

For me, there's just too much good stuff out there to waste time on crap.

But don't ever forget that what one man considers crap, another considers fertilizer,

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15 minutes ago, newatthis said:

But don't ever forget that what one man considers crap, another considers fertilizer,

True, we all have different tastes and opinions.

Having said that, I've never seen something with really bad reviews be very good.

 

I know what I like and there are some good reviewers that I rate.

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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.
 
Not many recent movies are doing it for me.
Watched this one today (with subs) from 2010 and it was pretty good.

Summary: After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro,
is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
 
 

Can you tell me where you got this Will.
I dl’d an 8gb subbed copy from RAR but has no sound !

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On 2/6/2019 at 10:28 AM, Will27 said:

TV series - Court Justice: Sydney

 

Enjoying this one at the minute.
All 10 episodes are available.

TPB

Summary: Sydney's Downing Centre and the twelve magistrates who preside, hears over 30,000 cases each year - from minor traffic offences to major assaults. This groundbreaking fixed-rig series takes you inside of one of the world's busiest local courts. It is a world full of emotion and drama, where bad behaviour comes face-to-face with the justice system.

 

 

Binged on this. Highly enjoyable.

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5 hours ago, Andrew Dwyer said:


Can you tell me where you got this Will.
I dl’d an 8gb subbed copy from RAR but has no sound !

I got mine from rar as well.

 

Will send you a link.

 

 

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Resistance.Project Free TV. Irish Drama.


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On 2/5/2019 at 11:12 AM, giddyup said:

Have to weed out the chaff from the wheat somehow, too many high rated shows to choose from.

Download S01E01. Like it - get the rest. Hate it - Delete

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I was recommended this movie 'T-34'. I can't find a site to download it. Help.

 

 

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Patriotic tank film smashes Russian box office record

The state-funded war film T-34, about a Soviet soldier’s ‘devotion to the motherland’, has taken £8m in its opening weekend

 

 

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On 2/5/2019 at 2:47 AM, Will27 said:

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.

 

Not many recent movies are doing it for me.
Watched this one today (with subs) from 2010 and it was pretty good.

Summary: After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro,
is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.

 

 

 

Took a look at IMDB to see what else director Jose Padila has done.

Turns out I've seen his first film (he co-directed), a gripping feature length documentary, "Bus 174" (2002):

 

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"Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all Brazilian TV networks..."

- IMDB

 

I notice that director Bruno Barreto did a dramatic feature film about the same incident, "Last Stop 174" (2008).

 

So I'm downloading Padilha's 3rd film and 1st dramatic film, "Elite Squad" (2007), predecessor to "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within", to take a look.

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29 minutes ago, JimmyJ said:

 

Took a look at IMDB to see what else director Jose Padila has done.

Turns out I've seen his first film (he co-directed), a gripping feature length documentary, "Bus 174" (2002):

 

MV5BNjAyMTI4Njc1OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzQ0

 

"Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all Brazilian TV networks..."

- IMDB

 

I notice that director Bruno Barreto did a dramatic feature film about the same incident, "Last Stop 174" (2008).

 

So I'm downloading Padilha's 3rd film and 1st dramatic film, "Elite Squad" (2007), predecessor to "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within", to take a look.

City of God is another in the same vein ( favelas in Rio ), interesting that there is a follow up documentary City of God 10 years later which documents the effects stardom had on the two main characters .

Carandiru is a true story about a rebellion in a Brazilian prison and the action taken to quell the rioting , it’s an older movie ( 2003 ) but stars Wagner Moura of Enemy Within fame.

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40 minutes ago, JimmyJ said:

 

Took a look at IMDB to see what else director Jose Padila has done.

Turns out I've seen his first film (he co-directed), a gripping feature length documentary, "Bus 174" (2002):

 

MV5BNjAyMTI4Njc1OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzQ0

 

"Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all Brazilian TV networks..."

- IMDB

 

I notice that director Bruno Barreto did a dramatic feature film about the same incident, "Last Stop 174" (2008).

 

So I'm downloading Padilha's 3rd film and 1st dramatic film, "Elite Squad" (2007), predecessor to "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within", to take a look.

That bus siege would have to be one of the biggest cock-ups of all time.

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1 hour ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

City of God is another in the same vein ( favelas in Rio ), interesting that there is a follow up documentary City of God 10 years later which documents the effects stardom had on the two main characters ...

 

 

"City of God" is a masterpiece.

 

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I've seen it twice, will definitely see it again some day. Based on true events - there's a lot of info apparently on Wiki about the true story which I haven't read yet.

 

Lots of great moments, including the opening sequence.

Tons of characters, many more than most films.

 

 

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