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Old 03-03-2013, 08:04 PM   #61
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Just finished watching the first episode of "Single Handed". Young police officer returns to his home village on the west coast of Ireland. Strong characters and the scenery is to die for. Will move the other DVD's up the queue (not available on streaming
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just browsing on Netflix. You can order "Lincoln" on DVD--it will be available March 26.
After I put it in the queue, Netflix responded with the usual "More like Lincoln". Included was Last of the Mohicans--makes sense, Daniel Day Lewis.
But also included were Smokey and the Bandit and Mrs. Doubtfire.
Huh??
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just browsing on Netflix. You can order "Lincoln" on DVD--it will be available March 26.
After I put it in the queue, Netflix responded with the usual "More like Lincoln". Included was Last of the Mohicans--makes sense, Daniel Day Lewis.
But also included were Smokey and the Bandit and Mrs. Doubtfire.
Huh??
Saly field was in Smokey and the Bandit and Mrs Doubtfire (and Lincoln)
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Thanks Urn2befree! That really had me stumped.
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Just watched the documentary Big River Man. Its about the Slovenian man who has swum most of the worlds major rivers and follows his expedition as he swims the Amazon. To say this guy is a character is a vast understatement. If you're into epic voyages or nutty people, its quite recommended. I'll probably watch it again... ha
Thanks for the tip! Added it to our queue!

And DH enjoyed watching The Hurt Locker, a war movie about the military guys who do technical explosives work. I picked it out for him, but read a book instead. It was loud, is about all I can say about it. As I said, dude movie.
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The Borgias (season 2) is available on Netflix DVD starting 3/26. At least some of the broad outline is historically accurate -- well the French did march through Italy . Jeremy Irons does make a great flawed pope.
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If you loved Downton Abbey you will also also love Upstairs Downstairs. It was filmed in the '70s and Downton Abbey kind of follows along the same story lines.The characters, acting and sets/costumes are really good

See if Trollhunter is available. It is a Norwegian movie and reminds me of the old Asian ones with Godzilla. Good fun!

I also liked Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. For some reason I like the movies from the northern cultures as they provide interesting insights into their culture. This one is a very different Santa tale. More along the lines of the Grimm Fairy Tales.

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If you loved Downton Abbey you will also also love Upstairs Downstairs. It was filmed in the '70s and Downton Abbey kind of follows along the same story lines.The characters, acting and sets/costumes are really good

See if Trollhunter is available. It is a Norwegian movie and reminds me of the old Asian ones with Godzilla. Good fun!

I also liked Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. For some reason I like the movies from the northern cultures as they provide interesting insights into their culture. This one is a very different Santa tale. More along the lines of the Grimm Fairy Tales.
I've been enjoying Upstairs Downstairs, a blast from the far past. Unsurprisingly, I haven't recalled any episode yet even though I know I watched them all at the time.
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Try "The Way" starring Martin Sheen
Or "Castaway on the Moon" a quirky Korean film
Thanks for recommending "The Way". Really enjoyed it.
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If you like sushi check out "Jiro Dreams of Sushi." An interesting documentary about one of Japan's great masters of sushi.
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+1. Saw it on the bigscreen at the local rep cinema. Great documentary and what an incredible craftsman.

If you're interested Anthony Bourdain went there on one of his show episodes. It's probably on Utuber.
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We watched two documentaries recently...Hungry for Change and Farmageddon....then we went out and bought a juicer and lots of strange veggies (to us) and have been juicing for a few days. We also found a couple of organic farms near us and will be changing over to free range meat and eggs.
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Just watched "We're not Broke" about how multi-national corporations avoid paying US taxes via pushing their profits offshore. Quite enlightening, wish something could be done to stop it.
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If you like sushi check out "Jiro Dreams of Sushi." An interesting documentary about one of Japan's great masters of sushi.
Just saw it in netflix from this recommendation and what a charming movie it is. A true story, well written script and well photographed.
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Foyle's war is a WW II perspective on the experiences of a small town Detective Chief Inspector in England.

Yesterday I watched Iron Sky.

As has been mentioned:
The Station Agent
The World's Fastest Indian
Doc Martin

There are huge numbers of interesting movies but for some reason those that Netflix picks out to recommend as well suited for you are probably the worst choices.
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Foyle's war is a WW II perspective on the experiences of a small town Detective Chief Inspector in England.

Yesterday I watched Iron Sky.

As has been mentioned:
The Station Agent
The World's Fastest Indian
Doc Martin

There are huge numbers of interesting movies but for some reason those that Netflix picks out to recommend as well suited for you are probably the worst choices.
Excellent - keep the recommendations coming.

BTW, Brighton may seem a small town in Foyles War but it is home to 2 Universities and a Medical School. (pop. ~ 150,000).
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"The Double" Richard Gere.

Also
"Surviving Hitler"... but it's not for everyone

Hoping that someday they'll revive Doc Martin...

"Bramwell" is an English series. A lady doctor in the Victorian Era who starts a clinic in a poor district of London. Moves along well.
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I've been enjoying Upstairs Downstairs, a blast from the far past. Unsurprisingly, I haven't recalled any episode yet even though I know I watched them all at the time.
Alan.. you'll get used to that. One of the greatest benefits of getting older.
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I started watching it last night. I wondered how well it would translate from the original excellent series House of Cards shown on PBS some years ago, that I watched several times. (gosh - that was over 20 years ago ).

They have done a great job, I wonder if they will do a follow-up series following Francis' career? To Play the King
I have started watching the original House of Cards (1990) on BBC iPlayer. It's devilishly good. Very sexist though.
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A comedy we like directed by Woody Allen You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. I think it might resonate more with the mature crowd.
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