Vids other than surfing thread (cool doccos, movies etc)

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indo-dreaming started the topic in Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 at 4:42pm

Indonesia is full of so many contradictions in so many different ways but this place takes the cake.

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AndyM Thursday, 28 Apr 2022 at 8:48am
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Has anyone mentioned "Atlanta", Donald Glover's current effort?
Brilliant look at being black in modern America.
Also throws in razor-sharp pisstakes of social media and consumerism, all without preaching.
The whole thing is done with a pretty rare level of intelligence and subtlety, and the camera work and editing are first class.

I watched it. It's really good, I highly recommend it.

Starting season two tonight after hugely enjoying the first. Thanks so much for the recommendation AndyM, it was spot on.

Glad you fellas liked it, it certainly exceeded expectations for me.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Thursday, 28 Apr 2022 at 3:23pm
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Yeah, even though it's a prequel, that's the way it was filmed - afterwards.

A few characters appear in both.

Though dark, 'Better Call Saul' has a humour not present in BB. Think I enjoyed it more cos of that.

I do not concur.

Breaking Bad has plenty of humour. From Pinkeman’s vocabulary to Walter’s irrepressible white Y fronts to Silent Pete and Badger’s ice head dialogues. Plenty of funny moments.

Hank Schroder was an adroitly talented comedic touch.

“ That woman’s got an ass like an onion…..makes me want to cry.”
“ Three days drive from the ocean and you’re eating raw fish….that’s all I’m saying.”

Whilst I’m a massive, massive fan of Better Call Saul, I’m going out on a limb and saying that BB is superior. In fact, having just sat through another rewatching of the series, I believe BB may be the best TV show I’ve ever seen.

It’s basically non stop story evolution, epic character depth and plenty of action. There’s only one redundant episode in the entire series*. Every loose thread in the tale is accounted for and the conclusion is perfect, even though it’s obvious that the final season was tacked onto the original story when a more wholesome ending was achieved. Breaking Bad is anything but wholesome and the final season was excellent.

Particularly enjoyed Walter’s redemption at the end. Not a classic redemption of making things right for the community, more the elegant redemption of making things right for himself. The enlightened self realisation made the character pretty much perfect. It encapsulated the motivation behind everything he did.

Walter was true to himself. The ultimate anti hero.


*Season 3 , episode 10 : Fly

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boatie Thursday, 28 Apr 2022 at 5:02pm

Agree DSDS, finally something I can agree with :)
BB is so well thought out, the episode openings - the squeaky car lift kit after the shoot out, the airplane accident and the pool, the Mariachi Band, and on it goes ..
I have it ready to watch right through, during the next natural disaster
I did enjoy Better Call Saul - a great character, ready to watch the final series once complete

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stunet Thursday, 28 Apr 2022 at 5:23pm

"I did enjoy Better Call Saul - a great character, ready to watch the final series once complete."

I should've done that, just waited till they all dropped then binged it.

As it is, I get an hour fix then seven days of torment.


Can't really disagree, been a while since I've watched BB. Maybe have to revisit it.

Think they're splitting this season up into two parts with a month or so intermission between. That's gonna be a tough break.

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groundswell Friday, 29 Apr 2022 at 12:17am

The movie following Breaking bad was almost as good as the series.El Camino.

Not to be confused with the movie with El Camino Christmas which isn't a bad movie but when i tried looking for the breaking bad movie on Netflix i accidentally found the Christmas version which is a completely different movie.

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Constance B Gibson Monday, 2 May 2022 at 1:03pm

Could be interesting. Surely, the accents won't be as dodgy as some of the Peaky Blinders work?!

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flollo Monday, 2 May 2022 at 7:23pm

The best show I watched in recent times was Giri/Haji. It's a masterpiece, I was glued to the screen watching it. The blend of Britain and Japan made for incredible viewing, the cast was phenomenal and the storyline crosses continents seamlessly.

This is the plot:

'Translating to Duty/Shame and set in both Tokyo and London, "Giri/Haji" is a thriller about a Tokyo detective named Kenzo Mori, scouring the London underworld to find his allegedly deceased brother, Yuto. Yuto was accused of brutally murdering the nephew of a yakuza member, which could lead to the onset of a gang war. Kenzo's investigation into the disappearance lures him into dangerous elements of the corrupt underworld of London's criminal circuit. Starring an international ensemble cast, the series originally aired on BBC2.'

It still has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Constance B Gibson Monday, 2 May 2022 at 8:33pm

Kelly Macdonald's in it. Say no more.

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jwithay Monday, 2 May 2022 at 9:50pm

Sounds great Flollo, its going on after I'm through Atlanta.

Any crew here given Lodge 49 a go? Synopsis doesn't do it justice, but...

'Looking for any semblance of the idyllic middle-class existence he knew before his father's death and the family business collapsing, a charming, eternally optimistic ex-surfer named Dud stumbles into his life's new path. He finds himself on the doorstep of a rundown fraternal lodge, where a "Luminous Knight" of the order, plumbing salesman Ernie, welcomes him with open arms. Lodge 49 offers Dud a world of cheap beer, easy friendship and some strange alchemical philosophies that may help him confront his deepest fears and greatest hopes.'

Show was cancelled after 2 seasons and never got its deserved conclusion but its a wild ride, full of heart and a lot of laughs. Killer soundtrack too.

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Constance B Gibson Thursday, 5 May 2022 at 4:34pm

I see Bob Odenkirk got a mention before. Seen this, people?

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jwithay Saturday, 7 May 2022 at 11:56am

Enjoyed the scene CBG. Another from this thread to go on the list. Just caught up with Atlanta, which is brilliant. The Old Man and the Tree my favourite episode. Starting last season of Ozark then on to Giri/Haji.

More Odenkirk, rotoscoped :

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Saturday, 7 May 2022 at 12:01pm

Despite being a huge Better call Saul / breaking bad / Odenkirk fan I couldn’t get through nobody. Turned off after the bus scene. Seemed like another pointless violence movie. Does it get better?

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groundswell Saturday, 7 May 2022 at 3:06pm

This is a podcast on Spotify but pretty interesting:

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groundswell Thursday, 12 May 2022 at 7:29pm

How to spend one point six million of NAB's money in a year.

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udo Monday, 16 May 2022 at 10:28am

Leader of KKK - Stitched up.


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udo Friday, 27 May 2022 at 5:00pm

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seeds Friday, 27 May 2022 at 10:31pm

Couple of Blues fans on here.
I enjoyed this. If you’ve got Netflix check it out


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truebluebasher Saturday, 28 May 2022 at 6:37pm

Double Feature flies off the rails...
swellnet crew are transported back in time...all aboard the "The Flying Train"
Wuppertal Schwebebahn opened in 1901


Deluxe Time Slip Trip out...(Totally impossible to even attempt this kinda thing without string?)

Think we're turning boarding younger sister Shonan Monorail..Tickets Please!
Conductor : "All you trippers be mindful to keep hovering above the Planet surface!" Thank You!

1964/5 World Fair

(Fahrenheit 451) French Safege Test Monorail stars in this super cool GE 3rd Dimension Transit Doco
Copyright issues...Try this bypass link...

Hang around for the Memphis Mud Island Monorail

Germans fly over the city to catch their flight outta town...the only way to trip out!

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truebluebasher Saturday, 4 Jun 2022 at 9:51am

Taiwanese Blue Movie xxx { Pandemic Crash-down Edit }

Outta this world - Wild sex scene was too hot for PornHub.
PornHub : "We refuse do (Outta the blue - car crash categories)...get outta here you sick perve!"

Ultimate in painful embarrassment...that's a double ouch!
Crew wish the lass & couple well.

Also has to pay for the damage to their neighbour's brand new car... that's a triple ouch!
Neighbour : "I'm flexible!"

You'd think sunroofs would come with basic cover for sexual frivolity...surely?

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stunet Friday, 17 Jun 2022 at 9:07am

Stumbled across 'Beforeigners' last night, a Norwegian sci-fi/cop drama about 'time-igrants' appearing from the past in the present day. I'm not much of a tele watcher but I hadn't heard anything about this series yet the quality of it indicates I should've.

Laid out like the typical Scandi cop show, so lots of people called Stig and Magnus, and many scenes of cops rolling up to crime scenes in slick black cars, but the twist is the crime scenes mostly involve the titular beforeigners - who've unwittingly travelled from either the Stone Age, Viking era, or 18th century - coming up against the thin blue line and the cultural confusion that ensues.

Clearly riffs on other sideways takes on refugees, such as District 9, but two episodes in and it appears to be handled in a distinctive way. No modern-era moralising, some dry takes on language policing ("We don't use the 'V' word [Vikings], we prefer to call them of Norse Descent") and other contemperaneous mores such as gender and diversity quotas - the female protagonist is a past Viking warrior, the first time-migration graduate in the Oslo police force.

Hopefully it can hold its form throughout the season because it's wholly original and a whole lot of fun.

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mattlock Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022 at 11:39pm

Where abouts did you stumble on that one Stu?

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blackers Thursday, 23 Jun 2022 at 6:52am

Try SBS on demand Matlock.

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stunet Thursday, 23 Jun 2022 at 8:24am

Yep, SBS On Demand. Watched the whole season, which was only six or so episodes, and enjoyed it right through. Kinda confusing towards the end, though I didn't bother trying to sit down and nut out the complexities as I was enjoying it for the references to modern life.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Thursday, 23 Jun 2022 at 11:30am

Currently sitting out in the foyer after walking out of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. Lasted 1.5 out of the nearly 3 hour run time.

What is there to say beyond the simple recognition that it’s utter dogshit? I’m no Luhrmann fan. There’s mannerism then there’s Baz’s substance free stylised tripe. . Luhrmann has no business dealing with any subject manner requiring greater depth than a child’s birthday party. It’s a shame that he’s maybe bled all interest out of a decent Elvis biopic because the life of The King is a great story still waiting to be told.

Luhrmann gets lost in his fetish for the two dimensional. The longest camera shot in the whole portion of the movie is saw lasted no longer than 15 seconds. Most shots are two or three seconds in duration. I know cause it was irritating me that much that I was counting them out. It’s mostly a cascading kaleidoscope of visual vomitus.

Luhrmann thinks being a showman extends no further than throwing a handful of glitter at the camera and I think he truly believes the audience is as vapid as himself.

I’d never have an Elvis song on a playlist but I appreciate the scope of his talent and his hits. The movie glances off Elvis’ music as if it’s a hinderance to the camp spectacle Luhrmann thinks he can milk from the glamour of Presley’s life. There’s been some great music biopics such as Bohemian Rhapsody, these only serve to further illustrate the inappropriateness of letting Baz Luhrmann anywhere near the legacy of someone like Elvis Presley.

Give it a very wide berth. I got in for free and I still feel robbed.


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icandig Thursday, 23 Jun 2022 at 11:37am

Ha ha. I can't get past the appearance of the lead actor. Lurhmann has butchered too many films for me to bother taking this seriously. There's been a bit of a hype train behind it. Saw an interview with the man and he is just plain weird, but in a weird way not a good way. The only one of his I ever sat through without recoiling / wincing was Priscilla - but that was a long time ago. I had an argument at a party with some girl who loved Romeo and Juliet, I disagreed and she actually called me Satan.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Thursday, 23 Jun 2022 at 11:59am

Baz Luhrmann strikes me as a director who thinks the entirety of human existence is encompassed by the image of an oiled up shaven twink gurning in shiny gold hot pants on a gay pride float as confetti falls from the sky.

And he makes his movies accordingly.

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truebluebasher Thursday, 23 Jun 2022 at 2:23pm

Qld Premier : We spent all of yer money on Bazza's Goldie Holiday Promo!
A List Queen B : 'We're Counting down Live to Bazza's Biggest Buffeted Extravaganza...5/4/3/2/1'

" Rainbow Toolie & Red Frog Prince do Schoolies "

[0][0][0] You've dialled Police State Dobber Hotline..."Which neighbour would you like bashed up!"
Yes! Same as usual please Sir! : "But I'd like to add that the End of the World is screening Live!"