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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    the entire LA quartet is a good read.
    I enjoyed 'The Black Dahlia' and 'The Big Nowhere'.

    With 'White Jazz' Ellroy was beginning to slide out of view for me.

    I later bought 'The Cold Six Thousand' and found it totally unreadable.

    Those maximum four or five word sentences drove me nuts after about two chapters.

    I did really rate 'American Tabloid' though.

    In fact thinking about it I'd say 'American Tabloid' and 'LA Confidential' are equally excellent.

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    Into the Night (2020, Netflix)

    I made the mistake of looking at the Netflix rating, which is obviously nowadays a measure of how desperate people are for things to watch than how good it is.

    With a plot ripped out of "Down to a Sunless Sea", a bunch of strangers are stuck on a plane racing away from dawn (it's a "cosmic event" apparently).

    It seems the writers must have had about ten minutes to write each episode.

    Utter fucking dross. 1/10

    It's Belgian, so Buttplug will probably love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    L.A. Confidential (1997); IMDB 8.2. Good detective movie. Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger. 2 hours plus; lot of action.
    was a bit slow and long though, good casting.

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    Succession

    I had not heard of this show until I read some good reviews of season 2 which came out before Christmas.

    Good fun. Just finished season 1. High octane drama in the family of a US media mogul (the craggy Brian Cox). Builds the tension well through 9 episodes and sets up a firework of a final show.

    (only spoiled a bit by excessive moronic shaky jump-zoom camera work - when will muppet directors get some confidence in their material and stop trying to distract viewers with this garbage style of direction)

    Looking forward to season 2 which gets better reviews than season 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Looking forward to season 2 which gets better reviews than season 1.
    it's really good. the season's primary focus is on shiv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Succession
    supposed to be recommended watching for media types and is a thinly veiled look at the murdoch empire

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    Brassic Season 2 is now available. All 6 episodes.
    I thought Season 1 was very good

    Vinnie and the gang decide to rob a circus, as Joseph Gilgun’s hit comedy – part-Shameless, part-Ocean’s Eleven – returns for a second run(The Guardian)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy As Larry View Post
    Brassic Season 2 is now available. All 6 episodes.
    Link please. Okay I've found one.




    BRASSIC SEASON 2 CHEAT SHEET

    All 6 episodes of the second run of the comedy show will be available to watch on demand in the UK on May 7 via Sky - meaning you can watch them for FREE with a Now TV trial. The show will also be airing weekly on Sky One on Thursdays at 2am in the morning and at the slightly more convenient time of 10pm from the same date.
    Last edited by Pragmatic; 09-05-2020 at 03:03 PM.

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    ^ I found mine on Torrentday. I still use torrents

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    Here is the EZTV link for Brassic S02 if anyone needs it.

    Brassic Torrents - Watch & Download on EZTV

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    i'm about halfway through the final season of homeland, and i'm not sure why it got good reviews on this thread....perhaps it will pick up.....planning to watch another episode this afternoon.

    and i'm probably nitpicking here, but what's the deal with that CIA "situation room" in kabul......it's got more windows than a solarium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    i'm about halfway through the final season of homeland
    It's not easy to explain.

    By the time it's got around to season 8, anyone watching it is attuned to it being...kinda crappy.

    Within that paradigm season 8 was...quite good, particularly up against a shit season 7.

    You do have to overlook a lot though.

    Like the central absurdity of the president of the US and the president of Afghanistan being together in a heliopter flying close to a Taliban occupied area, for example.

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    WestWord last 2 episodes have gone full loon, a crazy mix of Blade Runner and The Matrix, don't see a good ending

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    and i'm probably nitpicking here, but what's the deal with that CIA "situation room" in kabu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    don't see a good ending
    i can guarantee it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    WestWord last 2 episodes have gone full loon, a crazy mix of Blade Runner and The Matrix, don't see a good ending
    I can safely say I won't ever know that particular ending.
    But feel free to post a spoiler, in case others are interested.

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    I'm making my way through some of the black&whites from the 50s. Hate to say it, but I prefer the movies from the '30-'50s than most of the shite nowadays.

    A lot are not particularly spectacular, but they have a feel-good factor that I like or sometimes just a ha-ha moment...

    Inner Sanctum (1948) has some great lighting at the beginning...

    The Fast and the Furious (1954) has some lovely footage of my favourite Jag...

    39 Steps (1935) is still my favourite version, although the 2008 version wasn't bad and closer to the book.

    The Lady Vanishes (1938) is just brilliant...

    Just in case there are a few oldies on TD who loved the black&white era...we never had a colour TV until 1973....

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    i can guarantee it.
    that dude from Breaking Bad is terrible, worst actor, can't act

    the best part is the long intro with previous scenes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I'm making my way through some of the black&whites from the 50s. Hate to say it, but I prefer the movies from the '30-'50s than most of the shite nowadays.

    A lot are not particularly spectacular, but they have a feel-good factor that I like or sometimes just a ha-ha moment...

    Inner Sanctum (1948) has some great lighting at the beginning...

    The Fast and the Furious (1954) has some lovely footage of my favourite Jag...

    39 Steps (1935) is still my favourite version, although the 2008 version wasn't bad and closer to the book.

    The Lady Vanishes (1938) is just brilliant...

    Just in case there are a few oldies on TD who loved the black&white era...we never had a colour TV until 1973....
    I am amazed by the qualify of story and acting in some of those old movies, didn't age that much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    we never had a colour TV until 1973....
    '73? You were lucky!

    maxresdefault.jpg

    We didn't have a tv at all in 1973.

    I'd left primary school in 1974 before the b+w tube returned to our humble abode.

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    ^ I guess we were, had a TV since around 1964 in our house, although my Dad preferred the radio. TV is for the lazy, my Mother used to say, and it stifles the imagination that comes from radio and books. It took me many years to realise how right she was and now I prefer theatre to TV or film.

    All the same, there are some great B&W movies for free on the internet. Reminds me of the thruppenny bit matinees we went off to watch on a Saturday morning.

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    We had tv 'on and off'. Second hand sets that my dad picked up.

    Which worked for a while then died.

    My earliest tv memory was watching the 1970 world cup final.

    Jairzinho, Rivelino Tostao and all those fantastic names.

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    ^ Mine are Pinky&Perky and Fireball-XL5. Stingray was the first to get me to sit down and watch though...

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    My old man bought one in 1969 so we could watch the moon landing, but I suspect I was too young to understand the significance because I only remember getting a clip round the ear for moaning about being woken up at stupid o'clock, it was like three in the morning or something.

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    I seem to remember someone mentioning City of Ghosts recently, and RARBG have been posting an amazing selection of oldies for a while now. Today it popped up:

    https://rarbgway.org/torrent/xsldjtn


    Also, the excellent Sneakers (1992): https://rarbgway.org/torrent/tkfcima

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