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  1. #676
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    On Kanopy (both of the films mentioned), not Amazon... I watched the recent German film In My Room a couple of weeks ago, and I didn't care much for it, really just too bland a story to justify its preposterous setup. The setup being, that one morning, a guy wakes up to find that he seems to be the only person left on earth, everyone else having flat out disappeared, without nuclear fallout mess or even rotting bodies left behind. So I just watched a much older movie, out of New Zealand, with the same concept, The Quiet Earth, which I can say definitely inspired the newer film (with a few winking references, like where, early on, the guy goes to a familiar house and enters by breaking the glass door). I liked the obscure classic Quiet Earth much better, even if its direction into sci-fi thriller ended up being kind of hokey.

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    Intrigued by this, yet also bummed that the original UK series is more or less unavailable (it has only been released on Region 2 dvd)...

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    Catching Milat- NSW backpacker murders that inspired the movie Wolf Creek. I found it to be a well-done 2-part series. Mal Kennard does a great job portraying Milat.

    Here's a few docs that are worth watching:
    Grounded- 70's weed smuggling
    Sand Wars- this was all new to me, never knew sand was such a scarce resource.
    Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping- another eye-opener for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Intrigued by this, yet also bummed that the original UK series is more or less unavailable (it has only been released on Region 2 dvd)...

    There was ZERO need to remake this.

    The original UK series was brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Pow View Post
    There was ZERO need to remake this.

    The original UK series was brilliant.
    I wouldn't know since it is only available as a Region 2 DVD!


    That said, this is a trend--which both NF and Prime participate in--that I am not a fan of: remaking well regarded foreign series whose original versions are not readily accessible to American audiences.

    Prime did it with Mad Dogs, Fortitude, and others
    NF did it with Maniac, and others.

    I realize this is not a new trend as cable and regular TV studios have been doing it for years, but streaming services have really upped the game.

    What I do find interesting about the trend is that you rarely hear about foreign studios remaking American series. It is mostly Hollywood remaking UK, Indian, Russian, and Scandinavian series...
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    I like how Norsemen has precluded that by filming separate takes in both in Norwegian and English.

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    Loved this documentary About taxidermy artists.
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    Not sure if it's been mentioned but the documentary 808 is pretty entertaining. As a music electronics geek, that drum box is legendary and did indeed change so much of music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LegoSkier View Post
    Not sure if it's been mentioned but the documentary 808 is pretty entertaining. As a music electronics geek, that drum box is legendary and did indeed change so much of music.
    "Nothing sounds quite like an Eight, Oh, Eight"

    Can't wait for that one.

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    PARADOX
    The latest HK action blast from director Wilson Yip (SPL; IP Man 1, 2, 3, and 4) is basically a more nihilistic version of Taken liberally laden with some kick-ass martial arts action (choreographed by the legendary Sammo Hung).
    Oh, yeah, it also features Tony Jaa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Name Redacted View Post
    "Nothing sounds quite like an Eight, Oh, Eight"

    Can't wait for that one.
    I was hoping for more industrial beat.

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    ASSASSINATION
    *Note: you will have to subscribe to the Hi-YAH! Channel. The 30-day free trial is worth it for this film alone.

    This intricate historical fiction thriller is teeming with great action, practical effects, and solid acting. The story can seem a bit labyrinthine, but once you succumb to it's groove it is immersive and exciting. This is the type of epic film Hollywood has forgotten how to produce.
    Director/Screenwriter Choi Dong-hoon is incredibly popular in his native South Korea, but I feel that he has been overshadowed by both Bong Joon-ho and Park Chan-wook.
    Choi's previous film, The Thieves, is also worth tracking down (it is one of the best heist films of the past two decades).

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    I like how Norsemen has precluded that by filming separate takes in both in Norwegian and English.
    I always wondered if there was a “flipped” version of Lillehammer for Norway, where Little Stephen was subtitles and the rest were not.

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    *Note: You will have to sign up for the Hi-YAH! Channel to watch this. But there is a 30-day free trial and this film, along with the aforementioned Assassination (see post #687 above), are worth the effort.

    THE THIEVES
    Choi Dong-hoon's 2012 film is a great caper flick that is a Korean/Hong Kong co-production.
    The film starts out light and breezy like Ocean’s 11 and then gets hectic like The Raid.
    Top notch cast, great story, and some solid action in terms of rappelling and gun-fu.

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    AFTER MIDNIGHT
    3.5/5
    Imagine thritysomething in rural Florida with a savage monster underpinning.
    This is a slow, subtle film that persists due to one giant red herring that should have you second guessing the outcome through its entirety.
    The final 11-minutes are nerve wracking, frustrating, and fantastic; I was on the edge of my seat and wringing my hands with anticipation, anxiety, and trying to figure out if any of my theories were correct.
    This looks and feels like a horror flick that Parker Posey might have starred in 20-odd years ago or the type of horror film that Kevin Smith could have made around the time of Chasing Amy...
    Fantastic, laidback performance from screenwriter/co-director Jeremy Gardner, as well as a gleefully nebbish comedic outpouring courtesy of Henry Zebrowski turn this into a quirky monster mash.

    RIYL
    Baghead; Safety Not Guaranteed

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    Formerly titled Boyz In Tha Wood...
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    It has probably been mentioned in this thread, but Andy Irons Kissed By God is on Prime Video

    Also, this documentary called "Part of Water" about a Newport Beach lifeguard who died in a rescue was unexpectedly very good-

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