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What movies or TV shows are you watching (2018)

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3 hours ago, AlexRich said:

Touched on this subject ... child abduction ... and it’s pretty shocking what is going on under our noses. Governments need to put more resources into stopping this.

Above is 'Off topic'. 

I won't bother watching 'The Disappearance of Madeline McCann' as the documentary contains nothing new.

 

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The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann landed as a full eight-part series. Was it worth the wait? Did it confound the rumours and the doubters? No and no, not by any conceivable metric.

It was a simple retelling – in what felt almost like real time, so leadenly was it done – of the story of the three-year-old’s disappearance from the holiday resort of Praia da Luz one terrible night in May 2007. It was a blatant cash-in on the vogue for the true-crime series that have become a staple of Netflix’s output since the success of Making a Murderer a few years ago, but without any of the justifications previous works in the genre have provided. It was not the disinterment of a forgotten case, it was not the re-examination of a suspected miscarriage of justice. It offered no new facts, no new insight. It didn’t even have a point of view.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/mar/15/disappearance-madeleine-mccann-netflix-review-moral-failure

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Watched the Mule with Clint Eastwood.

Not a bad movie but sad to see him so old and frail.

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2 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Watched the Mule with Clint Eastwood.

Not a bad movie but sad to see him so old and frail

Maybe he's just a good actor 👍

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Documentary - The Internet’s Dirtiest Secrets: The Cleaners he Internet’s Dirtiest Secrets: The Cleaners

 

This one from the Beeb was a real eye opener.

Summary: The Cleaners tells the story of a giant shadow industry with hundreds of thousands of “content moderators” in the Philippines who delete undesirable pictures and videos from the internet.

Trailer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p072bdyr

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Tv series: The Bay

 

This new 6 part drama is receiving some good reviews.
Episode 1 is available.

Summary: When Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong is assigned to a missing persons investigation in Morecambe Bay, at first it seems like any other – tragic, but all too familiar. As a police Family Liaison Officer, she's trained never to get emotionally involved, but there's something very different about this particular case.

 

 

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Bloomin' heck Will, you're on fire with all your recommendations!! :smile:

 

Thanks, as always.

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11 hours ago, Beachcomber said:

Maybe he's just a good actor 👍

He's 90, he doesn't have to act old.

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Tv series - Critical Condition

 

I don't usually watch these type of shows, but this one is excellent.

Summary: Brinkworth Productions ob-doc following staff in a critical care unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
 

 

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1 hour ago, faraday said:

I watched The Cleaners last night, as recommended by Will - aka Barry Norman. 👍

 

I just didn't realise how much moderation etc was required on t'internet. In the PI, they have to view 25000 images/day - I think my mind would have been warped, having to look at the filth, the horror.

 

Is everything we view or do, somehow engineered by Social Media, for political or consumerism?

 

It really is interesting.

 

 

Thanks faraday, I had to look up who Barry Norman was though:smile:

 

Did the moderators have to review or delete 25 000 images per day?

Either way, it's a lot.

 

What about some of the beheadings and child porn?

It's a stressful job that's for sure.

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Documentary - Thud Pilots

 

Really enjoyed this one.

Summary: An edge-of-your-seat documentary that exposes the Vietnam Air War where an elite band
of brothers known as Thud Pilots fought and died receiving neither the country's support nor glory.

 

 

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Just watched an interesting thriller with Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn

 

Dragged Across Concrete

 

about a couple of bad cops...nice if you like gritty, slow paced stuff. 

 

also check out "Inventor- Out for blood in Silicon Valley"

about tech wiz Elizabeth Holmes' failed med tech venture that took a lot of people for a ride.

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5 hours ago, JHolmesJr said:

...check out "Inventor- Out for blood in Silicon Valley"

about tech wiz Elizabeth Holmes' failed med tech venture that took a lot of people for a ride.

Just watched it last night.

 

It was infuriating how they were shutting people down with lawsuit threats and/or actual lawsuits.

There's no free speech if someone/a company has deep pockets and will force a whistleblower to go broke defending themself for telling the truth.

 

 

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I started watching a Scandinavian series last night, it has subtitles, produced by UK's ITV

 

Greyzone - This high-octane thriller follows the events leading up to a terror-attack in Scandinavia. Borgen's Birgitte Hjort Sørensen stars as Victoria, a brilliant drone engineer who is taken hostage by terrorists in her own home, while the Secret Services in Denmark and Sweden are fighting against the clock to prevent an attack.

 

 

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