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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Howzit, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    X2 Very good documentary. I watched it a while back.
    My buddy has a tour in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.
    He said Afghanistan made him miss Iraq.
  2. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Hell on Wheels - This 10 part miniseries chronicles the building of the transcontinental railroad from the perspective of the crews working their way west from Iowa. Thomas Durant, the scheming head honcho of the Union Pacific, is played by Colm Meaney. The show deals with the day to day workings of a mobile railroad camp, as well as the camp followers who made money off of the crews. Definitely worth watching. I hope there will be a season 2.
    4 whistle blasts out of 5
  3. urbanXJ

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  4. Jamie

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    What a great documentary. It's a solid 4 star work.
  5. Ken

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    +1 Great movie!
  6. Ken

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    That will be my next movie. Better be good or swift kick to the slats for you :lol3
  7. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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  8. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    There are 2 movies you really should watch while that's fresh in your mind, they're not documentaries but you'll see a lot of similarities.

    First is 9th Company which starts off as the Soviet Full Metal Jacket but then goes to one of the forward bases in Afghanistan:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FVB9Xz2DyME?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    The other is Beaufort, it's about Israeli troops in a similar position in Lebanon:

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Cyl2JEFkxmo?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  9. koncha

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    Tim Hetherington was the director/producer/everything in Restrepo.

    He was later killed in Libya.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Hetherington

    I highly recommend his book Infidel.

    http://www.amazon.com/Tim-Hetherington-Infidel/dp/1905712189/
  10. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    I really enjoyed this, it put me in the spirit of what Christmas should be. Some interesting history too. Quite the journey.

    Becoming_Santa
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  11. Giggity

    Giggity ..........

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    Are you joking??? That shit was unwatchable. And I'm a fan of most Jack Black movies. Check him out in Envy with Ben Stiller.
  12. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    That was a fun flick.:rofl
  13. Laconic

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    Craigslist Joe - This guy heads out for a month with no money planning to live off CL. The generosity of strangers really comes shines in this documentary. I had my kids watch it with me this weekend. I thought after the school shooting they could use to see a show like this.
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    Watched "Divide" the other night. Definitely disturbing and different. Reminded me of an urban "Deliverance".
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    VTvfr Been here awhile

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    Just watched this, wish I had seen it BEFORE Christmas as it'll definitely get you in to the spirit of Christmas! I gotta say it was a 5* for me, hard not get a tear in your eye.
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    Bryn1203 Dances with spaniels

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    Sling Blade (1996) - Billy Bob Thorton (writer / directer & starring role) -

    A brilliant movie: deeply positively moving with a heavy under current of malevolence (thanks spell checker)

    This was made by BBT for himself, which is a good thing because it enables us to see what he is capable of. I had to check up on who 'Karl' was & was amazed to learn it was BBT. It makes such a change to witness real acting rather than role play.

    Reminds me of Shaun Meadows style.

    An education.

    4.8 / 5 Biscuits with gravy
  18. McCormack

    McCormack Cronkite of CSM

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    I heard an interview with BBT where he talked about making the film.

    He talked about John Ritter (RIP), who was actually his friend, and how he showed up for filming and had make up cut his hair for the role. I guess Ritter had no input and was pretty shocked with the results.

    Great film!
  19. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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    Not what you're expecting.

    I give it 5 sculpted sticks, cuz Olivia Wilde is hot and Jennifer Garner is psycho.:clap
  20. Dave in Wi

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    Can I recommend a TV series in this thread? Well here goes.

    I recently started watching Breaking Bad on Netflix. This is the best series I've ever seen, at least so far. A great story (even if it is clearly derivative of Weeds). I love the way the main character slowly transforms from someone you root for into a bad guy. The cinematography is great, as well as the sound. Even the cars the characters drive are appropriate for their personalities. I recommend it.