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simonn
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i watched first position recently, which is about youths/teens in this huge international ballet competition. it was fantastic, and it's free on amazon prime.

also, chasing ice was pretty stunning visually, although lacked even the most basic of scientific rigor (things like showing images of glaciers a few years apart without even mentioning the seasons of each photo).

[Edited on December 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM. Reason : .]

12/26/2012 12:36:37 PM

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12/28/2012 4:24:48 PM

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12/28/2012 4:29:00 PM

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^^ Definitely recommend Jiro Dreams of Sushi....very well done documentary, I thoroughly enjoyed it

12/29/2012 2:57:44 AM

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Joan Rivers - a piece of work

wow, she is really open about her life, very interesting view of the behind the scenes of show business

1/2/2013 10:05:12 AM

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I watched "History of the Eagles" last night on Showtime. It is pretty good, if you are a fan of the band.

2/18/2013 7:41:33 PM

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I HATE THE FUCKIN' EAGLES, MAN

2/19/2013 1:39:34 AM

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Jiro is SO GOOD! My roommate showed it to me and I didn't believe something about sushi could be that good but boy was I wrong. You will be craving sushi like no other after watching it.

2/19/2013 2:37:24 AM

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Jiro is excellent. Hands down must see.

Searching for Sugarman is a great story but the film seemed lacking. Perhaps thats because I already saw the 60 Minute piece which really covered most everything in the film. The music is really cool.

Imposter I watched on a plane back from Dubai. I give it a C-, lots of potential but lackluster delivery.

2/19/2013 8:23:07 PM

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^is that the one about the guy who impersonated a missing boy?

2/19/2013 9:53:13 PM

Big4Country
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^^^^How can you hate the Eagles? They put on a great show.

2/28/2013 12:38:19 AM

vinylbandit
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Fuck the Eagles. They're all terrible except Walsh, and there are perfectly good (better) James Gang records to listen to.

2/28/2013 1:09:37 AM

ndmetcal
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^^maybe he's had a rough night?

2/28/2013 1:15:03 AM

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so I watched The Imposter last night. I was expecting so much more payoff from the story. It was gripping, but in the end you are kind of left with "that's it? that's all that happened?" on your brain.


my buddy recommended "Stranded: I've Come from a Plane that Crashed on the Mountains" a 2007 doc about the Uruguayan rugby team that was stranded from a plane crash and forced to eat the remains of the dead in order to survive. Has anyone watched it?

3/1/2013 8:07:33 AM

Big4Country
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^^He must have

3/6/2013 1:55:17 AM

vinylbandit
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Sound City is really good, but it's pretty fucking nerdy when you get down to it.

3/6/2013 3:01:31 AM

Big4Country
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Survive and Advance

3/18/2013 12:38:35 AM

Big4Country
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The 80s The Decade That Made Us

4/15/2013 11:31:42 PM

Big4Country
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I watched crumb on YouTube last night. It was ok. That is quite the strange family.

8/28/2013 3:51:58 PM

ShawnaC123
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TalHotBlond is a pretty good one if you like Catfish.

8/28/2013 5:24:38 PM

vinylbandit
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^^ Okay? It's fucking great.

8/28/2013 5:47:41 PM

Big4Country
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^Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It isn't the most awesome documentary ever like some people make it out to be.

8/28/2013 9:14:33 PM

Bullet
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it's great, but American Movie is greater.

I recently watched Waste Land, about trash pickers at a huge dump in Rio. It was pretty good.

8/29/2013 9:25:24 AM

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Wasn't TalHotBlond a Lifetime movie?

I watched it the other day

8/29/2013 8:56:24 PM

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Resurrect Dead

8/29/2013 9:41:19 PM

HockeyRoman
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Gasland
The Revisionaries

Both are on Netflix and very good.

I also liked Fathead, but it's on Hulu.

8/29/2013 9:45:23 PM

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Quote :
"Sound City is really good"


I liked the first half well enough but once dave bought the neve i thought it was pretty blah at best. except for maybe the reznor/homme session, i guess.

9/5/2013 1:37:05 AM

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I just watched Indie Game: The Movie, and I really enjoyed it. Having played two out of the three games that it focuses on (SuperMeatBoy, Braid, and Fez), it was really interesting to see the struggles and philosophy that went into getting the games ready for public consumption. It also made me realize that unlike the movies, novels, and music I purchase, I don't have great familiarity with the people behind the games that I enjoy.

9/5/2013 9:36:42 AM

ShawnaC123
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Quote :
"Wasn't TalHotBlond a Lifetime movie?

I watched it the other day"


Yes but first it was a documentary.

9/6/2013 5:19:42 PM

Bweez
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watched Bill Cunningham New York last night

pretty rad

good for people into photography or fashion or old people or people.

on netflix




[Edited on September 6, 2013 at 8:02 PM. Reason : .]

9/6/2013 7:57:53 PM

wawebste
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^definitely gonna check that out, thanks

9/7/2013 2:47:41 AM

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The Unknown Known is being well received. Errol Morris interview with Donald Rumsfeld.

9/7/2013 7:18:50 AM

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"Join us for this one-time FREE online screening event of The Sacred Science film, happening now through October 17th!

Watch it here: http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the_sacred_science/

"The Sacred Science is a gem of a film about healing, a film whose many facets include herbalism, spirituality, psychedelia, energy balancing, social communion, and an abiding love for the wisdom of nature.""


Free till October 17.

10/14/2013 8:23:00 PM

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About 3 african-american brothers growing up in detroit amidst the mo-town sound who decided to create a band in '71 and basically invented punk (although hardly anyone heard it until 35+ years later).

An album of their old stuff was released in 2009.

11/18/2013 12:08:03 PM

vinylbandit
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To say that Death basically invented punk is wildly off-base.

But they were firmly in the Detroit (and therefore general) protopunk movement, and they do rule, despite too much crash cymbal.

The movie also rules.

11/19/2013 3:08:23 AM

Bullet
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I know there were elements of punk in earlier music (like Talking Heads, Television, etc), and I know they were influenced by bands like the Who, Alice Cooper (and Sabbath). But I'm not aware of any "real" punk albums that sounded as "punk" as what Death was doing in the early/mid 70s. Of course, nobody really heard them buntil . But the Ramones and Sex Pistols didn't release albums until several years after Death recorded their songs. I know they didn't really "invent" punk rock, because you can't credit anyone with really "inventing" it, but I'd be curious to hear your expert opinion of why it's "widely off-base". They were doing it several years before the Ramones or Sex Pistols released albums.

11/19/2013 9:42:30 AM

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a gentleman by the name of Iggy and his pals, the Stooges

and the MC5 before them

among others

[Edited on November 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM. Reason : and your Talking Heads/Television timeline is a bit off]

11/19/2013 11:37:40 AM

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Dear Mr. Watterson is worth a watch. Nothing groundbreaking, but it's fun just to hear Calvin and Hobbes discussed to such lengths if you're a fan

11/19/2013 11:47:35 AM

Bullet
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^^you're right about the Stooges, and THs. I guess Television was about the same time. And while MC5 certainly influenced some punk, I wouldn't call it "punk" like I'd call Death "punk". Anyways, I'm not trying to argue that Death actually "invented" punk, I just wanted an expert's opinion on why that is "widely off-base". They were making "punk" before "punk" was really a defined genre.

[Edited on November 19, 2013 at 2:25 PM. Reason : ]

11/19/2013 2:20:09 PM

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I Watched "Lenny Cooke" on Showtime tonight. It was pretty good. It was about a guy who entered the 2002 NBA draft straight out of high school and went for the money, but he didn't get drafted even though he was one of the top 3 high school players in the nation. He ended up being just your average person.

2/8/2014 1:49:41 AM

aimorris
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The Revisionaries
Central Park Five
Urbanized


solid options if you're looking for one recently

2/8/2014 7:56:32 AM

Big4Country
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Aerial America

Does anyone else enjoy watching these? I haven't seen all of them, but they are pretty cool. It's my favorite show on tv right now. They just started a new season in February.

Spring 2014

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Idaho
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Utah (this Sunday)
The Dakotas
Wyoming

3/13/2014 1:57:51 AM

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Queen of Versailles is a good watch. Although they say some things that are tone-deaf and they have a serious lack of perspective, the family isn't nearly as unlikable as I expected.

6/9/2014 3:31:46 PM

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Tim's Vemeer was really interesting and well made. It slows down a bit toward the end, but it's well worth sticking it out.

6/9/2014 3:53:34 PM

Big4Country
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Crumb free on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXVX24JoOB8

2/6/2016 6:55:49 PM

Bullet
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Recently watched on Netflix:

The Iron Sheik
Rubble Kings
Electric Boogaloo

2/8/2016 1:17:21 PM

Bullet
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Hope to watch the one on Jake the Snake Roberts soon. I know I've seen some more in the last few months but can't think of any right now.

Anybody watching the mockumentary series "Documentary Now" with Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers? They spoof popular documentaries. Good stuff.

6/30/2016 12:15:11 PM

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^yeah, I'm about half way through it, I think it's hilarious. My favorite episode so far was the Eskimo one

6/30/2016 12:27:34 PM

Bullet
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Yeah, I just watched that one. I'm interested in the real one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanook_of_the_North

6/30/2016 12:39:58 PM

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Chef's Table on Netflix is an awesome Docu-series

6/30/2016 3:00:06 PM

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