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On NYD, appropriately, I watched this one:

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It starts off well, with some genuinely funny pieces taking the mick not just of the US but the UK and several other countries too.

Then, as always seems to happen these days, they get obsessed with slagging off Trump and it becomes an unfunny US political doc.

A shame, if they'd kept up the pace of the first 20 or 30 minutes throughout, it might have been a classic.

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Watched this on Amazon last night and thought it was superb. 

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2 hours ago, Toy Boy said:

On NYD, appropriately, I watched this one:

death-to-2020-poster.jpg

It starts off well, with some genuinely funny pieces taking the mick not just of the US but the UK and several other countries too.

Then, as always seems to happen these days, they get obsessed with slagging off Trump and it becomes an unfunny US political doc.

A shame, if they'd kept up the pace of the first 20 or 30 minutes throughout, it might have been a classic.

I thought they took quite a balanced approach actually. Sure Trump got some bashing but so did Biden. I gave it the thumbs up on Netflix. 

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1 hour ago, Esco said:

I thought they took quite a balanced approach actually. Sure Trump got some bashing but so did Biden. I gave it the thumbs up on Netflix. 

I thought it was excellent throughout 👍

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I watched The Warriors at the weekend, I first saw it about 40 years ago and thought it brilliant then, watching it again I wondered, as usually happens, if it would turn out to be a piece of crap that my young, impressionable mind thought was brilliant but no, it was still as good as I remember, even better as I watched it in HD as opposed to a pirated VHS copy.

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17 hours ago, bexwell said:

I watched The Warriors at the weekend, I first saw it about 40 years ago and thought it brilliant then, watching it again I wondered, as usually happens, if it would turn out to be a piece of crap that my young, impressionable mind thought was brilliant but no, it was still as good as I remember, even better as I watched it in HD as opposed to a pirated VHS copy.

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Brilliant movie, always loved the soundtrack.

 

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I just watched this one from 2016 and thought it was excellent, how age and pragmatism mellowed two of the most dangerous people in Ireland:

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Meaney is brilliant as McGuinness and, if you can forget that Spall is much smaller than Ian Paisley was, then his portrayal of the man is pretty good too. It probably won't mean much to younger (non-Irish) people, but for those of us who lived through the troubles it's quite riveting.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4826674/

 

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On 1/12/2021 at 8:11 PM, Toy Boy said:

I just watched this one from 2016 and thought it was excellent, how age and pragmatism mellowed two of the most dangerous people in Ireland:

the-journey.jpg

Meaney is brilliant as McGuinness and, if you can forget that Spall is much smaller than Ian Paisley was, then his portrayal of the man is pretty good too. It probably won't mean much to younger (non-Irish) people, but for those of us who lived through the troubles it's quite riveting.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4826674/

 

Had Colm Meaney in my cab for all of 30 seconds, his mate had a longer ride and was a producer from Vancouver. As soon as he entered I thought “ boy he looks familiar”. Struck me as a real gentleman, paid for his friend’s ride in advance. Was in Calgary filming Hell on Wheels I believe 

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Watched ICARUS last night on Netflix.

2 hour true life documentary. Joe Rogan had Bryan (not that one) the director on his recent podcast.

Loved it and has been watched by around 700 million people allegedly.

Drug cheating and doping from Russia with love all signed off by Mr Putin.

Murders, KGB, Olympics and a cast of scoundrels its very good and thanks for Toy Boy and others for the links above appreciated.

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10 hours ago, galenkia said:

Coming end of March. 

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Just recently I have been wearing good quality headphones when watching films etc on both the TV and my PC. That was a spin/off from the fact I intend to watch footy in bed (starting tonight) on my new tablet to save me getting up in the middle of the night. Need to wear h/phones for that or I will wake up the wife. 😀

I never realised how much better the sound quality is with the phones although it is probably fucking up my already diminished hearing.

Led Zeppelin's "Whole lot of love" sounds awsome with phones on as did the sound track on the trailer for G vs K. 🤣

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4 hours ago, Jambo said:

Just recently I have been wearing good quality headphones when watching films etc on both the TV and my PC. That was a spin/off from the fact I intend to watch footy in bed (starting tonight) on my new tablet to save me getting up in the middle of the night. Need to wear h/phones for that or I will wake up the wife. 😀

I never realised how much better the sound quality is with the phones although it is probably fucking up my already diminished hearing.

Led Zeppelin's "Whole lot of love" sounds awsome with phones on as did the sound track on the trailer for G vs K. 🤣

I used to do the same, but got annoyed by the headphone wire snagging on stuff. Invested in a nice 5.1 surround system, but bailed on that for movies as my tinnitus is so bad now I had a very difficult time hearing and understanding the dialog sometimes. The solution that has been working great for me are a pair of 188B Bluetooth ear buds I bought on Lazada. Proof that you don't always have to spend an arm and leg for decent quality.

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