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What movies or TV shows are you watching (2018)

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1 hour ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

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.

Saw that, as well as director Hector Babenco's "Pixote" (1981).

 

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Both films have interesting subject matter, imo not handled too well.

"Pixote" had a great trailer featuring the greatest images in the film, two of the scenes are unforgettable as short clips, so I had great expectations but the film wasn't as intense.

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Another favorite from the same general time period and taking place in Latin America is another masterpiece, director Walter Salles "The Motorcycle Diaries", starring Gael Garcia Bernal:

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Love this film.

 

I like to know as little as possible about a film before I see it.

The first time I saw this I didn't catch Bernal's character's last name, and it was I think before he was nicknamed, so I didn't realize who he was portraying. Thought the film was great.

 

Then on 2nd viewing I caught on.

 

Interesting throughout, but very subtle in the character's change thru the experiences he has on this trip.

 

There's some extra material available that has a contemporary interview with his companion on the journey Alberto Granado (played by Rodrigo de la Serna).

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4 hours ago, JimmyJ said:

Saw that, as well as director Hector Babenco's "Pixote" (1981).

 

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Both films have interesting subject matter, imo not handled too well.

"Pixote" had a great trailer featuring the greatest images in the film, two of the scenes are unforgettable as short clips, so I had great expectations but the film wasn't as intense.

Haven’t seen Pixote but will look it up.

I lived in Brazil for 20 years so have great affection for these movies. In fact anything with Wagner Moura or Rodrigo Santoro is worth watching IMO .

 

Another Brazilian movie worthy of a mention is:

Central Station 

“An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.” from IMDB.

 

Not an action movie like the others just a pleasant story giving insight into Brazil’s poorer inhabitants.

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Just watched  Polar, about a hitman nearing retirement and other hitmen

are trying to kill him, lots of shooting and blood,if you like that kind of thing,

which the wife does, twist at end, and Agatha from Vikings,cleans up very well.

 

regards worgeordie

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21 hours ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

Haven’t seen Pixote but will look it up.

I lived in Brazil for 20 years so have great affection for these movies. In fact anything with Wagner Moura or Rodrigo Santoro is worth watching IMO .

 

Another Brazilian movie worthy of a mention is:

Central Station 

“An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.” from IMDB.

 

Not an action movie like the others just a pleasant story giving insight into Brazil’s poorer inhabitants.

"Central Station" is directed by Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries" director I mentioned above).

 

After seeing "...Motorcycle..." I watched his earlier films. I'd recommend you watch all of those - Salles is Brazilian and the films all take place there as I recall.

("...Motorcycle..." is his best film - although I don't think I've seen any of the films he's made since that one).

 

"Behind the Sun" ("Abril Despedaçado") (2001) is about a blood feud between two rural families.

 

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And I see it stars your man Santoro.

 

I'm pretty sure it was in "Central Station" that I saw something cultural I found quite interesting - it may have been the man and the boy, but someone wants to speak to people he doesn't know who are in their house.

 

He stands on the sidewalk and claps his hands rather than walking up their walkway and knocking on their door.

The people in the house hear this and open the door to see who it is.

 

Did you ever observe this in Brazil?

 

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On 2/8/2019 at 2:14 PM, Rally123 said:

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

Available here:- https://www.limetorrents.info/T-34 -T-34-2018-HD1080P-x264- -Chs-Russian-aac-kankan-ws-torrent-12176181.html

 

Unfortunately it's in foreign language (Russian?) and hard coded in foreign subs (Chinese?)

 

😧

 

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"Central Station" is directed by Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries" director I mentioned above).
 
After seeing "...Motorcycle..." I watched his earlier films. I'd recommend you watch all of those - Salles is Brazilian and the films all take place there as I recall.
("...Motorcycle..." is his best film - although I don't think I've seen any of the films he's made since that one).
 
"Behind the Sun" ("Abril Despedaçado") (2001) is about a blood feud between two rural families.
 
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And I see it stars your man Santoro.
 
I'm pretty sure it was in "Central Station" that I saw something cultural I found quite interesting - it may have been the man and the boy, but someone wants to speak to people he doesn't know who are in their house.
 
He stands on the sidewalk and claps his hands rather than walking up their walkway and knocking on their door.
The people in the house hear this and open the door to see who it is.
 
Did you ever observe this in Brazil?
 

Thanks for the movie recommendations.

Yes, clapping of the hands to get someone’s attention inside the house is very common , sometimes putting your hands through the gate or fence and clapping to get closer.
Usually accompanied by “ o, de casa “ ( hey, you at home ).
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Recent good TV watches

 

Sharp Objects (pyschological thriller, set in the deep south of USA)

Russian Doll (psychological thriller, hard to describe, but very good)

Get Shorty S02 (Second season of the TV adaptation of the movie - crime/comedy - excellent)

Elementary S06 (6th season of the modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes - superb)

The Detectorists (UK comedy about metal detector enthusiasts - sounds crap, is in fact very good)

Killing Eve (thriller about a female assasin - absolutely first class tv)

Mr Mercedes (Crime thriller about psychokiller - adaptation of Stephen KIng book - 2 seasons, very good)

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Crossfire Trail 2001 with Tom Selleck:-

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0218127/?ref_=nv_sr_4

 

Rafe Covington promises a dying friend that he'll watch over the man's wife and ranch after he's gone. When Rafe gets to his friend's ranch, he finds that Barkow, the local power in town, wants not only the ranch but the woman, too, and hires a gang of gunfighters to make sure he gets both

 

Regular old style western, you know who the good guys and bad guys are and you know it's all going to end well.

 

I liked it.  :thumbsup:

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On 2/8/2019 at 11:58 PM, worgeordie said:

Just watched  Polar, about a hitman nearing retirement and other hitmen

 

I loved this film, especially the nods to Tarantino; no clue why it gets such bad reviews when John Wick 1/2 (which I also loved) get showered with critical praise?

 

Liking/Liked:

 

Russian Doll

Wayne

Punisher S02

Berlin Station S03

Counterpart S02

Titans S01

True Detective S03

Star Trek Discovery S02

The Orville S02

Blacklist S06

Sex Education

Glow S02

Broad City S05

Everything Sucks S01

Impulse S01

Harrow S01

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01 and S02 (probably my top show)

Yellowstone S01

The Kominsky Method S01

Patriot S02

 

 

Too many shows to keep up with.

 

 

 

 

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I enjoyed a””Polar”, but did not think it was great.

I am digging Netflix though...

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I loved this film, especially the nods to Tarantino; no clue why it gets such bad reviews when John Wick 1/2 (which I also loved) get showered with critical praise?
 
Liking/Liked:
 
Russian Doll
Wayne
Punisher S02
Berlin Station S03
Counterpart S02
Titans S01
True Detective S03
Star Trek Discovery S02
The Orville S02
Blacklist S06
Sex Education
Glow S02
Broad City S05
Everything Sucks S01
Impulse S01
Harrow S01
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01 and S02 (probably my top show)
Yellowstone S01
The Kominsky Method S01
Patriot S02
 
 
Too many shows to keep up with.
 
 
 
 
Do you ever sleep? Lol

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Tv series - Bozkir

 

Really enjoying this Turkish show.
All ten episodes with subs available on TPB.

Summary: In his profession, experienced captain Seyfi and rookie policeman Nuri Pamir face a child murder in the city.
This murder leads them to the city's populated business man Abbas and his daughter Dilara.

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Destroyer, with Nicole Kidman, better than average, gritty crime movie. Saw a screener version, so imagine it's available most places.

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