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I might be a fraction over my fighting weight.    

Slightly off topic but any chance of you changing your Avatar? That's half an hour of my life gone.

Watched, "Danger Close" about Australian and New Zealand soldiers face overwhelming odds as they fight for their lives during the Battle of Long Tan in Vietnam.   As it happens a friend of m

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Different sites say different dates it seems.

Season 5: June 21–June 26, 2019 | SeriesFest

 

The Bureau Season 5 Release Date: When will it premiere?

The Bureau season 4 premiered on October 22, 2018 on Canal+. As far as the next season goes, we don’t have an official announcement yet. Though considering the popularity of the show, we would be surprised if it doesn’t get another season. All the last four seasons came within a year of each other, so our best guess is that if the show does get renewed, The Bureau season 5 can release sometime in October 2019. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.

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Been watching the 2nd series of Andrew Dentons Interview.

 

JImmy Barnes was very good but loved the Michael Caine interview.

Can get from Lime or TPB.

 

 

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Sorry guys, but talking about torrent sites is one thing but posting direct links from our Forum to their websites is not on.

 

I have had to remove a couple of posts.

 

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19 minutes ago, faraday said:

If it's half as good as The Wire, it will be good.

 

I like Kevin Bacon.

Used to go to school with his brother Smokey...……………..

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20 minutes ago, Will27 said:

If it's half as good as The Wire, it will be good.

 

I like Kevin Bacon.

Used to go to school with his brother Smokey...……………..

Believed you for half a second....:cheesy::cheesy:

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15 hours ago, JHolmesJr said:

Absolutely enjoyed The Aftermath (2019)

 

Excellent post WW2 love story of sorts....some Oscar nominations hidden in there.

I only watched it to see Keira Knightly on her back naked.

Thought it was dull as ditchwater.

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5 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I only watched it to see Keira Knightly on her back naked.

Thought it was dull as ditchwater.

Agreed, and Keira Knightly, think two fried eggs.

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Stumbled on a gem of a Netflix series yesterday....

 

Its Bruno

 

About some guy and his dog....and a very funny looking dog as well.

 

Episodes are around 11 minutes each which is a nice format.....took about an hour and a half to

zip through the entire thing.

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3 hours ago, BritManToo said:

I only watched it to see Keira Knightly on her back naked.

Thought it was dull as ditchwater.

Hmmmm...I wonder if we saw the same film. I thought the cinematography was stunning.

Anyway, there's not much to choose from...its quite dry season out there.

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1 minute ago, JHolmesJr said:

Hmmmm...I wonder if we saw the same film. I thought the cinematography was stunning.

Anyway, there's not much to choose from...its quite dry season out there.

Don't say that. When I said exactly the same thing I was jumped on and told there were hundreds of good movies out there, I just hadn't seen them yet. The fact that some are 60 years old and probably not even available to watch anymore is irrelevant.

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7 hours ago, ExpatOilWorker said:

Episode 1 is out on the bay.

Too Old to Die Young.

Like Bad Lieutenant meets Training Day with a touch of David Lynch. Thought William Baldwin was great.

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3 hours ago, faraday said:

City on a Hill as recommended by Will, is very good indeed.

I have hopes it will be as good as The Wire, it certainly has some exciting subplots going on.

Great twist at the end!

Yep, just watched it and thought it was really good.

 

A really strong cast as well.

Jonathon Tucker is a fantastic actor.

Was great in Justified and sensational in Kingdom.

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17 hours ago, giddyup said:

Too Old to Die Young.

Like Bad Lieutenant meets Training Day with a touch of David Lynch. Thought William Baldwin was great.

All 10 episodes now available at the usual places.

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Chernobyl: What’s happening there now...




Ghost town is brought back to life

TOURIST ZONE: Models take advantage of the unusual location for photo shoots (top images); as do increasing numbers of tourists who pay about $90 for a guided tour in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, then (inset above) buy snacks and souvenirs next to a checkpoint; and (aerial image) Chernobyl after the 1986 nuclear disaster. Pictures: AFP, AP



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The hugely popular small screen retelling of the Chernobyl disaster has resulted in a new wave of attention on the region, not all of it welcome
THIRTY-three years after the nuclear power plant accident at Chernobyl, a young woman stands outside an abandoned home in a hazmat suit.
It’s a scene not dissimilar to what unfolded here as army recruits donned protective clothing and went door-to-door ordering locals in the town of Pripyat, then in the Soviet Union to leave. Now though, there is a distinct difference.
The brunette stands with her back to the camera, her protective clothing unzipped. She is almost naked, but for a white g-string.
Those responsible for controlling the fallout from one of mankind’s greatest disasters could never have foreseen this.
In another snap, a shirtless man stands amid rubble. Another dons a gas mask for a picture in front of an abandoned ferris wheel.
The world’s worst nuclear accident happened here on April 26, 1986.
Thirty people were killed in the explosion or died soon after from radiation exposure and thousands have since died of related illnesses, though the exact figure remains in dispute.
Authorities say it will only be safe for humans to live in Chernobyl again in 24,000 years. But never mind that. Tourism is booming here thanks to the success of the HBO mini series of the same name.
Now rated as the most successful television show of all time, the five-part drama documents the desperation of nuclear physicists as they try to minimise the catastrophe amid denials from plant operators and Soviet Union officials.
Any threat of radiation poisoning seems of little consequence to the lip-pouting tourists eager to show they are willing to take the risk.
They strip down to balance on fences or offer poignant stares across the brutalist architecture of a city abandoned.
Such has been the response, creators of the show have issued a warning to Instagram influencers who have flocked to the now Ukrainian city in the hope of increasing their status.
Series writer Craig Mazin took to Twitter to condemn tourist selfies.
“If you visit, please remember that a terrible tragedy occurred here,” he tweeted.
Critics also weighed in online. “I don’t know how you have the stomach to make these kind of photos,” said one.
But for tourist operators, the chance to wander through the world’s most famous nuclear zone has never been so lucrative.
For around $90, visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the abandoned buildings near the former power plant.
Study trips remain an option for atomic students or specialists eager to examine the very heart of the exclusion zone.
Those headed into the area are advised not to stay for more than eight hours.
The market has been driven, in part, by the response from the majority of Russian audiences who welcomed the depiction of the disaster, hailing it as a window into the Soviet era.
Critics pointed to its eerie accuracy. “The degree of realism in Chernobyl is higher than in most Russian films about that era,” wrote pro-Kremlin daily Izvestia.
“I think this is a very highquality product in terms of television series, there’s nothing to find fault with,” wrote film and television critic Susanna Alperina.
Some said the show proved an emotional experience focusing on the heroism of ordinary citizens, while top officials – including the then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev – were depicted as indecisive and mendacious.
“(The show was made) with such respect and sympathy for people, our Soviet people … and with such contempt for the authorities who despised their citizens,” Ksenia Larina, a presenter on popular radio station Echo of Moscow, wrote on Facebook.
But by far the highest praise came from Belarus’s Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich whose book Voices from Chernobyl was used by the creative team as a starting template.
With previous attempts having trolled deeper into the horror genre, Alexievich admitted she held little faith that HBO could do a better job of it. But she admits, gladly, to being wrong.
“It really impressed me,” she told one media outlet. “It is a very strong film. There is something there in the aesthetics that touches the modern consciousness. There is a dose of fear. There is reasoning. There is beauty.”
But not everybody shared the same view with some Russian media reporting that it exaggerated the callousness of the authorities at the time, the delay in responding, and the long time it took to officially acknowledge the accident.
Others slammed not only what they felt was unjustified criticism of the Soviet regime, but also a sly dig at present-day authorities.
The show is an “excellently filmed lie”, the Argumenty i Fakty newspaper claimed, complaining it depicts the Soviet people as “bloody executioners or helpless victims”.
But Rossiiskaya Gazeta’s TV critic, Alperina, dismissed the accusations. “I don’t think there are elements of propaganda in the series,” she said.
“Sometimes, an outsider’s view is truer.”
Survivors were also split over the depiction, particularly those who were at the plant the night of the explosion.
Hailed as a hero in the series, Oleksiy Ananenko, was one of the employees depicted wading through a flooded interior to release valves to prevent the disaster from worsening.
He said it wasn’t quite as dramatic. “It was our job,” he said. “If I didn’t do it, they could just fire me. How would I find another job after that?”
Engineer Oleksiy Breus said while the initial explosion and effects of radiation on the human body were depicted correctly, character inaccuracies remained.
“The Chernobyl catastrophe is depicted in a very powerful way, as a global catastrophe that absorbed huge numbers of people,” he said.
“Emotions and mood at that time are shown quite precisely, both among the personnel and the authorities.”
But he said that plant director Viktor Bryukhanov, chief engineer Nikolai Fomin and his deputy Anatoly Dyatlov were portrayed too harshly.
All three were sentenced to 10 years prison following the accident.
“Their characters are distorted and misrepresented, as if they were villains,” Breus said. “They were nothing like that.”
This week, the drama claimed the number one spot on IMDb’s all-time TV rankings with a 9.7 average rating from about 140,000 users on the Amazon-owned site.
Currently available to stream on Foxtel Now, Chernobyl is Foxtel’s number one On Demand new series this year.
Foxtel’s executive director of television Brian Walsh said it was another must-watch series.
“It’s a compelling account of the catastrophic tragic disaster in 1986 and tells the story with brilliant nuanced performances from a stellar cast.”

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