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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by slick, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. ONEDUNME

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    For anyone who hasn't watched Better Call Saul yet, it starts on sky channel 192 (AMC?) this coming Tuesday night.
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    Ozark

    Just started watching this after reading glowing reviews, first episode was pretty good. Anyone else seen this?

    Obvious similarities with Breaking Bad, although this unassuming family man is already heavily involved in the drug business at the start of the show (money launderer for a cartel).
  3. slick

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    Never heard of it but it will be going straight to the top of my watch list because there's absolutely fcuk all to watch at the moment.
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    Only watched 2 episodes so far, but definitely looks like a decent show.
  5. slick

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    Watched them all Seen and it was good with an unexpected twist in the tale to set up a second series quite nicely.
    Not quite BB but easily on Par with 'The Americans'.
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    SEEN!!

    You need to watch 'Start up'.
    I stumbled upon it while just looking for something decent to watch and in desperation started to check out what Amazon TV had to offer.

    I'm glad I never read the reviews otherwise I wouldn't have watched it, it's brilliant and probably the best thing I've watched since BB.

    It's about three vagabonds from different backgrounds that through various reasons find themselves strewn together trying to get their Tech company off the ground, I won't tell you how they meet because It'll spoil the story but ones a Hacker, ones a Banker and ones a Haitian gang lord.
    In between all this we have a corrupt FBI agent (Martin Freeman) chasing money he is owed from the bankers father.

    To get the company off the ground they need to raise £2 million dollars from whatever means possible which leads to some great viewing.

    Series 2 starts later this month:)
  7. Seen

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    Thanks mate, I'll give that a go. Me and Mrs Seen are looking for something new to watch after Ozark.

    Ozark was really good, some parts seemed a bit rushed and a couple of minor quibbles - I thought they picked the wrong actress to play the daughter, there was nothing wrong with her acting ability but she looked way too old to be only 15 (she's 18 in real life but looks 20 imo), so the storylines involving her wearing skimpy clothes and losing her virginity to a guy probably in his mid-20's didn't have the impact they were meant to. And they tried too hard to show us that the FBI guy was an unhinged sociopath, he was a bit of a caricature I thought. Apart from that it was a good watch.

    I do find myself being overly critical of shows post-Breaking Bad though, thinking things like "Breaking Bad would have been more subtle there" etc
  8. slick

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    I thought Ozark was a bit hit and miss too, it's one of those where I'll probably watch another series but won't go out of my way for it.

    Whereas I can't wait for the next series of 'Start up'.
    It has it's faults like shitty needless sex scenes where you can't see fcukall unlike Banshee where you could at least have a good ganders but in the main once it get's going after a couple of episodes it's compulsive viewing.
  9. slick

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    Watched a belting film last night, best I've seen for a long while.
    'Wind River' about a series of murders on an Indian reserve being Investigated by a rookie FBI agent.
    It moves along at a pretty even pace and quite graphic in parts, acting is brilliant though with an excellent story line, a bit like how movies used to be before they all started to try and be to clever for their own good.
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    Big Mouth (Netflix)

    I don't usually bother with animated series but read some good reviews of this so gave it a try. It's about the horrors of reaching and going through puberty, told through the eyes of kids but with an adult's perspective. Watched the first two episodes last night and quite a few laugh out loud moments.

    Well worth checking out, although presumably wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea. Oh, and it's kinda no-holds-barred at times (actually, all the time), so don't watch it with your kids. Or your parents. Or with anyone, in fact.
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  12. slick

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    Watched the most shocking and horrific movie I've ever seen in my life over the weekend but I thought it was a belter, it's that good I've been thinking about it all week, it's imprinted itself on my brain.

    The film's called 'Martyrs' (not the new one because that's how I found the original by reading the reviews)
    It's a French flick about a young girl who get's kidnapped and abused (not sexually) but managed to escape, she's so screwed up she ends up in a Home for troubled kids and makes a friend there who when they grow up helps her try and find her kidnappers.

    I won't go any further because you need to see what happens next, it's truly shocking and when you think the film is ending, as it could on several occasions with a decent finale, it continues and ends with a horrifying climax.

    No film has ever shocked me and even the wife mentioned I've never heard you comment as you did during any movie we've ever watched and she's probably right, I wasn't prepared for it.

    Don't watch if you're squeamish, this is definitely an 18 rated movie and way above the Saw and Hostel type films, it's not a new movie either and I'm surprised I've never heard of it before.

    Some people on IMDB slag it off saying it's torture porn but imo it's nothing of the like.

    It's also free on Amazon If you have a Prime account...
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Martyrs-DV...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=THCMCYYF15FEB9PBNJFK
  13. slick

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    Just going through the Amazon reviews via that link and this guy pretty much sums up what I was saying in more detail....

    I like to think I’ve pretty much seen most types of horror film throughout the course of my life, so I’ll never forget the first time I sat down to watch French horror film ‘Martyrs’ for the first time. It starts with a young girl escaping a horrific ordeal at the hands of some unseen captors, before she’s placed in care of the state. There, she befriends another girl and the two become close. However, if the first girl’s torture wasn’t bad enough, she’s haunted by some sort of supernatural presence equally hell-bent on harming her.

    So, that’s how it begins and my initial reaction was, ‘Oh, sort of like The Grudge.’ The being tormenting the girl kind of looks like every creepy dishevelled little long-haired kid from most recent Japanese horror films (think The Grudge, The Ring or Dark Water) so I was pretty underwhelmed when it came to originality. How wrong I was.

    I feel that I should now state as to how and why I was proved so wrong with my early expectations, however, that would pretty much take us into ‘spoiler territory.’ All I can really say is that all is not what it seems. This film has many moments where you think you know where it’s going, only to have everything you thought you knew pulled away from you and replaced with something even more horrific. The two main girls both give excellent performances, but the character that steals the show comes into the story a little later. I won’t go into too much detail about her, but she’s known as only the ‘Mademoiselle’ and she isn’t easily forgotten.

    I suppose if you had to label this film within the horror genre, you could loosely call it ‘torture p*rn.’ However, that’s probably over-simplifying it a bit as that kind of branding conjures up images of the ‘Hostel’ franchise. ‘Martyrs’ is a lot worse than that simply because the whole premise is slowly revealed over the course of the film. Although, due to its graphic content, a strong stomach is advised to possess before you contemplate sitting through this, plus – as you’ve probably guessed – it is pretty dark, but not just dark – bleak is the word I’d use, so don’t expect anything even vaguely uplifting here. I guess the target audience are people who can stomach a film like this. I suppose I must be one of them as this is the third time I’ve sat through this. I just find it difficult to believe that after nearly four decades of watching horror films there’s still one that really does disturb me. Obviously you’ll have to put up with French subtitles all the way through, but, if you do and you have a really strong stomach for nastiness, then this film really will leave a lasting impression on you. It still gives me goose-bumps just thinking about it!
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    I've got the snivles this week so being a right little fanny i declared myself unfit for work and decided to take time out and watch something.

    I'd never seen an episode of Peaky Blinders before yesterday so i've sat and powered through the first three series and two episodes of series four over the past day. Great Stuff! Not to BB level (nothing ever will be) but good enough to get me hooked. I'm now up to date and looking forward to the next episode.

    My youngest has been watching Big Mouth, Seen. She said the same as you...

  15. slick

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    I like Peaky blinders Punt, the main character reminds me of Jon Stones.
    I'm waiting for the new series to finish so i can watch them in one arrow, so don't tell me what's happening lol.
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    I thought he was a Jon Stones lookalike too.
    Not sure about Tom Hardy's reputation as an actor anymore. Last 3 things i've seen him in he's used the same voice (The Krays, Bronson, Peaky B).
  17. slick

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    Anybody watched Martyrs yet:cold
  18. Seen

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    I watched it a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was quite decent but Mrs Seen hated it.

    I don't think she was happy when I started masturbating during the torture scenes.
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    Currently watching 'The Leftovers', which is a really interesting and well made show.
  20. slick

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    Was it the French original one or the new American version?

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