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It’s a decent chewing gum read, and I read it again over Christmas so it’s fresh in my mind, but I can’t imagine it will make much of a series. They could stretch it to a feature length doc maybe, but it’s essentially just the story of four dickheads.

 

I very much doubt we’re going to be in Defiant Ones territory! But you never know, I hope it’s worth a watch.

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I watched a New Zealand comedy tonight called The Breaker Upperers. It's about two women who run a 'break up' agency - they'll dump your partner for you if you can't face doing it yourself. 

 

This was pretty good. The two leads are likeable, it's barely 80 minutes long and there's some decent laughs. It won't change your life and there's probably one musical sequence too many but if you like New Zealand stuff (Taika Waititi is a producer here) you'll probably dig this. 

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2 hours ago, linkster said:

Velvet Buzzsaw is going down as one of the worst films ever made, right? Or am I totally off base again, as with A Quiet Place and Hereditary

 

I wouldn't call it one of the worst films ever made. Definitely one of the most dull though.

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1 hour ago, ZOK said:

It’s a decent chewing gum read, and I read it again over Christmas so it’s fresh in my mind, but I can’t imagine it will make much of a series. They could stretch it to a feature length doc maybe, but it’s essentially just the story of four dickheads.

 

I very much doubt we’re going to be in Defiant Ones territory! But you never know, I hope it’s worth a watch.


Recreating the LA strip of the late 80's alone will be enough for me. The cathouse, all the strung out idiots, massive hair. As long as its funny and dumb i'll enjoy it

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8 hours ago, Silent Runner said:

I watched a New Zealand comedy tonight called The Breaker Upperers. It's about two women who run a 'break up' agency - they'll dump your partner for you if you can't face doing it yourself. 

 

This was pretty good. The two leads are likeable, it's barely 80 minutes long and there's some decent laughs. It won't change your life and there's probably one musical sequence too many but if you like New Zealand stuff (Taika Waititi is a producer here) you'll probably dig this. 

 

Watched this the other night and while not as good as Waititi's films I did enjoy it and it provided some laughs - mainly because of James Rolleston. 

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34 minutes ago, Azrael said:

 

Watched this the other night and while not as good as Waititi's films I did enjoy it and it provided some laughs - mainly because of James Rolleston. 

Thirded made me laugh out loud a few times

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6 hours ago, deerokus said:

Russian Doll is great. 

It is, if you can get past the first episode. I was all set for binning it, but the Mrs insisted we gave episode two a chance.

 

We watched the whole series that night!

 

PS I don’t think I’ve seen so many cigarettes being smoked in a tv show before.

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On 17/02/2019 at 21:14, ZOK said:

There’s a good doc on Netflix called Holy Hell, might be of particular interest to people who enjoyed Wild Wild Country as it’s also about a cult, but a very different outfit to the Osho set up.

 

It started in Los Angeles in the 1990s and exists still today in a different form in Hawaii. The doc’s made by the guy who was the cult’s videographer so there’s stacks of archive footage. It’s a fascinating film, the cult seemingly starts off as some sort of keep fit / positive thinking / spiritual ballet cult for LA hard bodies led by a weirdly charismatic Speedos aficionado, but of course it’s something very much darker indeed.

 

Well worth a watch.

Just watched it and my word, People are stupid. 

 

 

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I think suggestible might be a better word! But when you're on the outside looking into something like that, especially viewing it holistically and in the condensed nature of 20 years squeezed into a couple of hours as we are, I can only conclude it's very difficult to appreciate how insidious that type of manipulation must be.

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9 hours ago, ZOK said:

I think suggestible might be a better word! But when you're on the outside looking into something like that, especially viewing it holistically and in the condensed nature of 20 years squeezed into a couple of hours as we are, I can only conclude it's very difficult to appreciate how insidious that type of manipulation must be.

Yes I was being harsh there but I'm coming at it from my own experiences when by the age of 13 I'd made my mind up about faith God etc. 

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That’s something I wish they’d covered more, obviously people were as deep in the delusion you can get but there was never really much of an idea of how the cult built up, were they religious to begin with? And they seemed to skip what the actual ‘god reveal’ consisted of.

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