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What movies or TV shows are you watching (2018)

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55 minutes ago, giddyup said:

What's happening with the current spate of new releases on our favorite torrent sites, there aren't any, or at least nothing decent, just a proliferation of horror/paranormal rubbish. What is it with all these B grade, low budget horror flics, they must cost nothing to make with no name actors and plots a 10 year old would find insulting to their intelligence. Even the current choice of TV series is pretty dismal. Thank god I can enjoy a good book.

Yes I agree, all too often I get disheartened at the absolute rubbish that's being thrust upon us - an example, which was heralded was Bodyguard: Complete <deleted>.

Then there's all those "Superhero" movies!! 🤮

 

Then, Will brightens things up with his suggestions. :smile:

 

After life, if you haven't seen it, was excellent.

 

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Season 2 of the excellent Killing Eve starts April 7.

 

 

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New 4 part English thriller starts Tomorrow.
Continues daily until Friday.

Summary: Centered around a dangerous relationship between university professor Leah and her student, Rose. After a
series of events take place, things escalate between the two leading to fatal consequences.

 

 

 

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Tv series - After Life
 
Really enjoyed this new one by Ricky Gervais.
Six episodes, about 30 minutes each.

Summary: After Tony's wife dies unexpectedly, his nice-guy persona is altered into an impulsive, devil-may-care attitude taking his old world by storm.
 




^ This was excellent! Thanks for sharing.

If they make a 2nd Series, please let us know by posting on here again
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23 hours ago, faraday said:

Yes I agree, all too often I get disheartened at the absolute rubbish that's being thrust upon us - an example, which was heralded was Bodyguard: Complete <deleted>.

Then there's all those "Superhero" movies!! 🤮

 

Then, Will brightens things up with his suggestions. :smile:

 

After life, if you haven't seen it, was excellent.

 

Am watching After Life now, but honestly can't say it's near as funny as The Office or Extras or even Life's Too Short. Derek didn't really cut if for me either. I'm a big Ricky Gervais fan, love all his standup stuff and his David Brent specials.

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37 minutes ago, giddyup said:

Am watching After Life now, but honestly can't say it's near as funny as The Office or Extras or even Life's Too Short. Derek didn't really cut if for me either. I'm a big Ricky Gervais fan, love all his standup stuff and his David Brent specials.

did you at least like the dog?

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Just finished watching the BBC's; Birth of Empire: The East India Company

 

Fascinating stuff

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14 hours ago, giddyup said:

Am watching After Life now, but honestly can't say it's near as funny as The Office or Extras or even Life's Too Short. Derek didn't really cut if for me either. I'm a big Ricky Gervais fan, love all his standup stuff and his David Brent specials.

Have you seen his Golden Globe hosting?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH4jaJzmrWU

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j71bDdVbjp4

 

 

 

 

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Warren with Martin Clunes. Am enjoying this, not hilarious but very amusing, 3 episodes available usual torrent sites.

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42 minutes ago, giddyup said:

Warren with Martin Clunes. Am enjoying this, not hilarious but very amusing, 3 episodes available usual torrent sites.

I'd say it's a little amusing. I'm sticking with it due to liking Martin Clunes, but I can't really see it being much of a success. Not his best role IMHO.

I'm just about to watch E03. The thought that keeps creeping into my mind is an attempt at Victor Meldrew suffering depression.

 

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14 hours ago, JHolmesJr said:

did you at least like the dog?

He's the star.

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On ‎3‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 7:41 AM, JimmyJ said:

I think it was a post about an Italian cop miniseries that got me exploring and I discovered several things of interest:

 

"Romanzo Criminale" (2005) is a feature film about a gang of young men who decide to rule the underworld of Rome.

The posters on IMDB overwhelmingly said "Skip this and watch the miniseries" but I watched it anyway.

 

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Based on a novel, it was enough to hold my attention but I wouldn't recommend it.

 

I'm writing about it though because then I did take a look at the miniseries which was on Italian tv 2 seasons - "Romanzo criminale - La serie" (2008 - 2010).

This was indeed much better than the feature and I watched the entire Season 1 (12 episodes) and have downloaded Season 2.

 

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The series is directed by Stefano Sollima, whose done a lot of crime/gangster films.

 

In 2015 he directed "Suburra", a feature film about gangsters wanting to develop the Rome waterfront.

Not bad.

 

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One of the co-stars gives the performance of the film - Adomo Dionisi as a truly intimidating feral Romany (Gypsy) thug.

 

 

What's knocked me out though is "Gomorra: La serie" ("Gomorrah") (2014/2016/2017/2019).

It looks like Sollima directed most of the 1st season.

 

Lighting this scene like "The Godfather".

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Whereas Matteo Garrone's 2008 feature "Gomorrah" was a history of the Naples Mafia and government efforts to fight it, the miniseries - at least the 1st 2 episodes which is what I've viewed thus far - centers on one crime family and their feuds with other crime groups in the area. Doesn't have any connection to the feature thus far other than the title which they are capitalizing on as it was a popular film.

 

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The 1st episode is 56 minutes but I felt like I watched a feature film.

High production values - sets/locations, extras, battle scenes between the gangs, special effects.

In a sense like "The Sopranos" of Italy, but very different.

 

The gang boss and his wife try out their new couch.

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If You like Gomorrah, there's  pretty good chance you will like Suburra.

 

I've just started series 2 and it's really good.

Hardcoded subs are available on TPB.

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7197684/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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43 minutes ago, Will27 said:

If You like Gomorrah, there's  pretty good chance you will like Suburra.

 

I've just started series 2 and it's really good.

Hardcoded subs are available on TPB.

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7197684/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Yes, thanks, I plan to look at it.

As mentioned in my post you quoted, I saw the feature "Suburra".

It seems if there is a popular Mafia film, Italian TV turns it into a mini series.

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6 minutes ago, JimmyJ said:

Yes, thanks, I plan to look at it.

As mentioned in my post you quoted, I saw the feature "Suburra".

It seems if there is a popular Mafia film, Italian TV turns it into a mini series.

Like you, I thought the movie was fair.

 

The series is a lot better.

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