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45 minutes ago, JimmyJ said:

I'd like to thank the poster who recommended "Fyre Fraud".

 

I had never heard of the Fyre Festival. Two documentaries were made on this fiasco - this one and "Fyre", both 2019 releases.

 

Fascinating trainwreck/con job.

 

Most people who mentioned both on IMDB recommended "Fyre" as a bit better and/or the one to watch first, so I went with that.

Then watched "Fyre Fraud". They both have a lot of unique footage and also have common footage.

 

 

"Fyre"

 

I also thought "Fyre" was better, but enjoyed both.

Says a lot about "social media" "influencers", and modern marketing.

(I've thought of these films when I see Kamala Harris being marketed as a USA Presidential candidate, trying to manipulate her image and going for what they think social media followers will buy).

 

 

Just reading "Altamont" about the free concert the Rolling Stones gave. That was spectacularly under prepared as well, and Altamont had the added disaster of the Hells Angels wreaking havoc as "security".

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On 2/17/2019 at 10:02 AM, mtls2005 said:

Loving The Umbrella Academy, ten (10) one hours eps, dropped on Netflix Friday.

 

Awesome characters, actors, action, cinematography, music.

 

 not my cup of tea a bit of a fantasy show. but thanks for the post

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Documentary - A Year of British Murder

 

A really powerful, moving show.

Summary: Follows 13 murder cases from around the UK, speaking to the families and friends of the victims as they try
to deal with the aftermath of the crime.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1844590/Video-Trailer-new-powerful-documentary-Year-British-Murder.html
 

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Documentary - Free Solo

 

This one just won the Oscar for best documentary.

Not hard to see why.
Thought it was terrific.

Summary: Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall.
With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Snow Leopard said:

I just watched the Vietnam War story. Full documentary

Name please and available where?? Thanks.

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Traitors is OK if just for the naked scenes (USA recruits spies in the UK).

The Passage was also quite good (USA experiments create vampires)

Endeavour is more of the Inspector Morse prequel set 1960s Oxford.

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2 hours ago, Snow Leopard said:

I just watched the Vietnam War story. Full documentary

Yep. Brilliant documentary.

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Who doesn't love a good war film?

 

T-34 is just that...about a Russian tank commander who hoodwinks his counterpart

in the SS.

 

Action is blistering and beautifully shot...I have never seen tank shells flying like this.

 

Its in Russian, the subs on sub scene are adequate.

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I just watched the first two episodes of the new DC- series "Doom Patrol" and I must say: that seems like a lot of fun!

A bunch of "looser" super- heroes, lots of jokes, good action!

Seems to be a winner!

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Watched "The Favourite" last night and wasn't overly impressed with it, and Queen Anne's supposed lesbian tendencies were given too much free rein by the producer, as without this, the movie wouldn't have worked.

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