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Old 12-06-2012, 03:00 PM   #376
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Restrepo... Documentary about war in Afghan mountains... Shot by embedded journalists, very real.
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What a great documentary. It's a solid 4 star work.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:25 PM   #377
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Watched Warrior last night, and can't agree enough!!! Def looked like a cookie-cutter fight movie to start, but ended up great! Highly recommended, especially if you like fight flicks.
+1 Great movie!
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #378
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A great movie, in fact rated by many as one of the best films ever (even on north American list) The Bicycle Thief by Italian director Victorio de Sica
That will be my next movie. Better be good or swift kick to the slats for you
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:36 PM   #379
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:28 AM   #380
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Restrepo... Documentary about war in Afghan mountains... Shot by embedded journalists, very real.

Wow, really made me appreciate what my son in law (Airborne) must have dealt with in that sheet hole... He just got back from his 3rd and hopefully last tour. He doesn't talk about it at all, and now I know why.
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:




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

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:44 AM   #381
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Restrepo... Documentary about war in Afghan mountains... Shot by embedded journalists, very real.

Wow, really made me appreciate what my son in law (Airborne) must have dealt with in that sheet hole... He just got back from his 3rd and hopefully last tour. He doesn't talk about it at all, and now I know why.
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-Hetheringt...dp/1905712189/
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:42 AM   #382
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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.

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Old 12-16-2012, 06:41 PM   #383
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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.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:59 PM   #384
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Check him out in Envy with Ben Stiller.
That was a fun flick.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:06 PM   #385
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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.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:27 AM   #386
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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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Old 12-17-2012, 08:29 AM   #387
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Watched "Divide" the other night. Definitely disturbing and different. Reminded me of an urban "Deliverance".
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:35 PM   #388
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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.

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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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Old 12-29-2012, 03:27 AM   #389
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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.

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:19 AM   #390
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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
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!
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