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  1. #451
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    MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS
    I stumbled upon this Indonesian film because it was billed as a unique take on the classic revenge western. And while it is indeed that, it is also rather austere in nature and somewhat slow and methodical. But this lends a certain hypnotism to the whole affair. The cinematography, for example, is lush and expansive, capturing the rich, yet harsh conditions of the Indonesian countryside. The film has some great understated acting, especially from the lead and there is quite a bit of understated dark humor percolating beneath the surface. In the end it is a rather thought provoking examination of third world patriarchal tinged societies; an existential I Spit On Your Grave minus the grindhouse, if you will.

    RIYL: Monos; A Woman, A Gun, And A Noodle Shop

    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Unchained: The Untold Story of Freestyle Motocross

    These guys are Gods. 80 minutes. Wow.
    .....I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record

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    FWIW, all* of the pre-Daniel Craig James Bond cinematic adventures are up on Prime, including the unofficial Sean Connery vehicle Never Say Never Again.

    *Casino Royal starring David Niven is not available.
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    Man in High Castle final season is up next on my binge list.

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    Jack Ryan Season 2: ugh.

    I enjoyed season one. Nothing earth shattering or new, but pretty well put together plot and decent acting. Season 2 was like a shitty effort to make jack into Claire in Homeland. When the entire plot revolves around the lead that making one retarded move after another, the viewing gets tedious. Just way too many moments that strained credulity, which was kind of opposite of Tom Clancy books. I felt bad that the actors werenít given better material. 2/5

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    Jack Ryan Season 2: ugh.

    I enjoyed season one. Nothing earth shattering or new, but pretty well put together plot and decent acting. Season 2 was like a shitty effort to make jack into Claire in Homeland. When the entire plot revolves around the lead that making one retarded move after another, the viewing gets tedious. Just way too many moments that strained credulity, which was kind of opposite of Tom Clancy books. I felt bad that the actors werenít given better material. 2/5
    I had fun watching it and making fun of all the idiotic things done:

    -discussion of super secret classified material in coffee shop with guy you just met? Sure!
    -black ops night time mission on boat - everyone wear all black, bring a black boat, but make sure you leave those head lights on! Don't bother using the night vision goggles you brought.
    -we need to go get our guy back! Let's fly the American chopper right in and land on the roof of the hostile foreign presidential palace!
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Whew! Thought it was just me; kept waiting for the switch to rational plot. Never happened. So many holes.

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    There were dozens. Iím almost tempted to watch the damn thing again to document all the retardedness, Chup hit some big ones

    -We need to hire mercenaries to go after an isolated prison camp in the jungle, but we should be cool w 5 guys attacking a presidential palace fortified by an entire army. We have plans for the building but we wonít worry about getting into a firefight in the banquet hall to spice things up!

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    Atrocious, even for M. Bay.

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    GUTLAND

    This film is a wonderfully understated twist on the "mysterious stranger" trope.
    It moves along with a slow-burning sense of surrealism and just the right amount of oddity to keep you enthralled. It keeps you guessing as to what is really going on with strange, off-kilter plot twists that don't really resonate until post-viewing.
    It's filmed in a lush manner, pushing pastoral visages onto the viewer and creating a mildly hallucinatory aura.
    It's also the first Luxembourgian film I have ever seen (it's in German and Luxembourgish with subtitles).
    Completely worth a watch if you dig strangely quiet thrillers.

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    Blue Velvet; The Ardennes; Borgman; Black Spot (the French/Belgian TV series); Border (aka Grans);


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    I'm detecting a theme in your preferences, Dooks: lush, hallucinogenic, and off-kilter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB View Post
    I'm detecting a theme in your preferences, Dooks: lush and hallucinogenic.


    Guess I'mma have to come up with some new descriptive adjectives, eh?

    I do dig me some bugged out "arty" shit, though.
    HUGE fan of Nicholas Winding Refn, DePalma, Panos Cosmatos, Kubrick, Lynch, Noe, Argento, Miike, and others.
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    Amazon Prime Instant Video Rec

    ďMade of StoneĒ

    Great soundtrack.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    Super insightful first post.
    apparantly he just dropped the mic. Who can blame him?
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    Sorry to read that Goliath turns to shit. I'm on the third episode and it's awesome so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4matic View Post
    “Made of Stone”

    Great soundtrack.


    i will watch that, thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    I watched the first three seasons of The Expanse in the last month and enjoyed it.
    Season four goes live tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACH View Post
    I watched the first three seasons of The Expanse in the last month and enjoyed it.
    Season four goes live tomorrow.
    You mentioned this the other week. Been meaning to watch.

    Grand Tour Special on Prime tomorrow too.
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Fleabag is a great show and should be in everyoneís queue if they havenít seen it

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    I recently re-visited KILLING ZOE, the debut feature film from Roger Avary (he co-wrote and produced Pulp Fiction). I remember thinking it was not all that great when it was first released back in 1994, but I feel it has aged nicely. Eric Stoltz is solid (where has dude been hiding recently? He's such a good actor...) and Julie Delphy is wonderfully understated. The supporting cast is great and the film just percolates with a dirty and grungy nastiness that doesn't exist in many cinematic stories these days.
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    Overlord is surprisingly good. If you like Nazi zombies

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    I had fun watching it and making fun of all the idiotic things done:

    -discussion of super secret classified material in coffee shop with guy you just met? Sure!
    -black ops night time mission on boat - everyone wear all black, bring a black boat, but make sure you leave those head lights on! Don't bother using the night vision goggles you brought.
    -we need to go get our guy back! Let's fly the American chopper right in and land on the roof of the hostile foreign presidential palace!
    I love the spy genre and watched the first few episodes of season 1. Equally ridiculous scenes in them also. One was the first episode with the chopper landing in the water at the party to pick Jack up and bring him to headquarters in the first episode.

    Another was when there was an enemy attack on the camp in the middle of the desert where the US was holding a prisoner that was almost like a Bin Laden guy. Open desert and somehow the bad guys were able to sneak up on the camp in broad daylight and then rescue the prisoner with a few jeeps with machine guns. As much as I wanted to like it I could not get by that nonsense.

    Jim from The Office as a secret agent also did not work for me. Otherwise a good show

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    Watched this short documentary last night. It was enough to make me want to seek out more info about the guy.


    https://www.amazon.com/Jacob-M-Appel/dp/B07Z9S5KJ1

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    Thereís a movie on Amazon right now called Attack Force Z about Australian commandos on a secret mission in the Pacific theater in WW2. Young Mel Gibson, (like pre-road warrior young) young Sam Neal, some cool Klepper kayaks (folboats maybe?). Iím not saying itís perfect but I remember really enjoying it when I was a kid and it was on HBO in the 80s and I watched it again the other day- still fun

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    HUNTERS looks really interesting and promising. Al Pacino and Logan Lerman as Nazi hunters in 1970s NYC....starts end of Feb.
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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