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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby blockhead » January 28th, 2016, 11:03 am

Gone onto the 5th season of Boardwalk Empire. Its very good but I do have an awful craving for whiskey these days.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby olaf the fat » February 1st, 2016, 1:33 pm

Donny B. wrote:New X-Files is so bad that it's almost a parody of itself.


Pretty poor showing alright.
Seems like the script writers do not want to see another season - or is that just a conspiracy theory?

I started watching 'Narcos' over the weekend - enjoyed it so far.

Also looked at the first episode of 'Making a murder' -Meh, heavy on police corruption and working class middle america - seems likely to be a slow plod. Is it worth perseverance?
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby paddyor » February 1st, 2016, 1:51 pm

Donny B. wrote:New X-Files is so bad that it's almost a parody of itself.

It's worse than that. It's made me question why I watched and enjoyed the show in the first place. There's a study that showed people who believe Diana is still alive are more likely to also believe she was killed by MI6. The first show reminded me of that.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby fourthirtythree » February 1st, 2016, 2:49 pm

I thought the X-Files was quite sad as it made explicit the mental illness that Mulder suffered and how it destroyed his life, his relationships, career etc. Scully was worried and playing along with him while he had a manic interlude, anything you see could be from his perspective and not real.

Given how common conspiracy theory stuff is on the interwebs these years it seemed quite timely.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Donny B. » February 23rd, 2016, 12:01 am

Well HBO's big new show Vinyl sucks ass.

Cliched, poorly written, overacted but mainly just really, really boring.

You'd expect better from Terrence Winter and Scorcese.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby johng » February 23rd, 2016, 12:34 am

And Mickey Jagger involved also. You think they could have got better material out of a page of his diary at random. I enjoyed the new york dolls scene (mick lookalike david johansen etc.). But couldn't make it much further. They were sticking bits of 1976 into 1973 and using phrases that are from the last 10 years. (that happens so much in tv)
Sad that it only took 20 minutes to use up all the passes I gave it because I really wanted it to be good. :(
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Donny B. » February 23rd, 2016, 11:21 am

johng wrote:And Mickey Jagger involved also. You think they could have got better material out of a page of his diary at random. I enjoyed the new york dolls scene (mick lookalike david johansen etc.). But couldn't make it much further. They were sticking bits of 1976 into 1973 and using phrases that are from the last 10 years. (that happens so much in tv)
Sad that it only took 20 minutes to use up all the passes I gave it because I really wanted it to be good. :(


When I first heard about it, I thought "sure-fire winner". Then I saw some trailers and I was more "uh-oh, but give it a chance". But with Mick Jagger involved we can't be too surprised it's terrible as he's never been a friend to the screen. Anything he's ever acted in or produced has generally been dire. Some may mention "Performance" but I thought that was a pretentious load of shite.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby fourthirtythree » February 23rd, 2016, 3:14 pm

You are now on my enemy list. He isn't great in performance it's true (though I used to have the soundtrack and it had moments) but it was a nutty film. A grim English noir gangster every bit as gritty and seedy as Get Carter, but with an added psychedelic subplot and a classic cinema double switch.

Back at then he seemed to be the artistically daring one in the stones. He did soundtracks for Kenneth Anger around then too with earlyish synths. Sure Anger is pretentious, but he's also great fun and you have got to read Hollywood Babylon if American cinema history, in a kind of LA confidential way, is of interest to you.

His turn as Ned Kelly is rightly derided as the worst Irish accent ever. Mind you, is it any worse than Caine's Newcastle accent in Get Carter?
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Donny B. » February 23rd, 2016, 8:38 pm

fourthirtythree wrote:You are now on my enemy list.


To the death then!!! :D

fourthirtythree wrote:He isn't great in performance it's true (though I used to have the soundtrack and it had moments) but it was a nutty film. A grim English noir gangster every bit as gritty and seedy as Get Carter, but with an added psychedelic subplot and a classic cinema double switch.

Back at then he seemed to be the artistically daring one in the stones. He did soundtracks for Kenneth Anger around then too with earlyish synths. Sure Anger is pretentious, but he's also great fun and you have got to read Hollywood Babylon if American cinema history, in a kind of LA confidential way, is of interest to you. ke

His turn as Ned Kelly is rightly derided as the worst Irish accent ever. Mind you, is it any worse than Caine's Newcastle accent in Get Carter?


If this is a defence of Jagger, it's a fairly weak one. For the prosecution, I also present Freejack, Bent and Enigma, which he produced. Great rock star and song writer no doubt but keep him away from TV or movies.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby fourthirtythree » February 23rd, 2016, 10:17 pm

I thought I was damning him with faint praise. But he isn't the star of that movie, James Fox was. And he was fantastic. Jagger just hammed it up as himself.

His music was the only part I was praising I thought.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Donny B. » February 24th, 2016, 10:46 pm

fourthirtythree wrote:I thought I was damning him with faint praise. But he isn't the star of that movie, James Fox was. And he was fantastic. Jagger just hammed it up as himself.

His music was the only part I was praising I thought.


Fox was actually good to be fair, but I still thought the overall film was shite.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby TerenureJim » June 21st, 2016, 10:17 pm

Preacher proving quite entertaining so far
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Peg Leg » June 21st, 2016, 10:24 pm

TerenureJim wrote:Preacher proving quite entertaining so far

Where is that on? Cassidy looked dreadful in the promo.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby TerenureJim » June 22nd, 2016, 8:22 am

Peg Leg wrote:
TerenureJim wrote:Preacher proving quite entertaining so far

Where is that on? Cassidy looked dreadful in the promo.

The Internet
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Dave Cahill » June 22nd, 2016, 9:34 am

Peg Leg wrote:
TerenureJim wrote:Preacher proving quite entertaining so far

Where is that on? Cassidy looked dreadful in the promo.


Watched the fourth episode last night, his accent has settled down a lot. Quite a way from nicking from Bettabuys all the same
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Peg Leg » June 22nd, 2016, 1:14 pm

TerenureJim wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:
TerenureJim wrote:Preacher proving quite entertaining so far

Where is that on? Cassidy looked dreadful in the promo.

The Internet

How does that work?
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby paddyor » June 22nd, 2016, 3:14 pm

Watched the first 2 episodes last night. It's okay, bit of a slow burner.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby paddyor » June 22nd, 2016, 3:17 pm

Peg Leg wrote:
TerenureJim wrote:The Internet

How does that work?

Get Ad-block plus extension for your browser (defo available for Chrome and Firefox). Google putlocker.is or solarmovie.ph (neither of these are links so are legal AFAIK) Go from there.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby cormac » June 22nd, 2016, 3:30 pm

Can't believe Penny Dreadful has stopped after just three seasons.
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Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

Postby Logorrhea » June 22nd, 2016, 4:07 pm

Billions is interesting enough. 4 or 5 episodes in and its setting itself up nicely.

Edit: and never really went anywhere. All a bit meh.
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