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MA-Horus
Dec 3, 2006

I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of how awesome I am.



Jet Jaguar posted:

Just got back from this and it is amazingly amazing. There's so much stuff I've never seen elsewhere.

There's shot where they show the view from the elevator as the astronauts ride up to the command module. There is just never-ending Saturn V in the foreground and it nearly broke me, it's overwhelming how BIG it is. At one point my wife leaned over and whispered, "Even though I know they make it, I'm still nervous."

Agreed. Saw it last night in IMAX and it was stunning. The film restoration is staggering, some of those shots look like they were from yesterday.

One thing that never really sunk in for me was how quick the landing went. Something like 3 1/2 minutes from powered descent to touchdown. Neil's heart going 150BPM during the landing, holy poo poo.

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El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



Any good docs about Televangelism?

Also are you guys jacked for the doc about Church of the SubGenius

Samuel Clemens
Oct 4, 2013

I think we should call the Avengers.



It's not solely about televangelism, but check out Marjoe.

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



Samuel Clemens posted:

It's not solely about televangelism, but check out Marjoe.

Ooh.

Coaaab
Aug 6, 2006

Wish I was there...


El Gallinero Gros posted:

Any good docs about Televangelism?

Also are you guys jacked for the doc about Church of the SubGenius
If you (or anyone) have not seen it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mquN3ejAp1A

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town




El Gallinero Gros posted:

Also are you guys jacked for the doc about Church of the SubGenius

What

Are you for real

Oh my god

Live Free
Jan 5, 2019



El Gallinero Gros posted:

Any good docs about Televangelism?

Also are you guys jacked for the doc about Church of the SubGenius

When does the subgenius movie get a real release? From what I can find they did a premiere yesterday, but other than that it's just individual screenings here and there

doctorfrog
Mar 14, 2007

Great.



Coaaab posted:

If you (or anyone) have not seen it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mquN3ejAp1A

Holy heck I remember this dude late at night. I don't remember him as angry, just a boring reminder that I was staying up too late. I'd watch him doodle Greek bible translations onto a whiteboard like it wasn't an elaborate party trick and his way too young wife would sing with a chorus.

von Braun
Oct 30, 2009


Broder Daniel Forever

Louis has a doc on that subject too, obvously.

SixPabst
Oct 24, 2006



I watched The Dawn Wall on Netflix last night and it was excellent. Highly, highly recommended.

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



Live Free posted:

When does the subgenius movie get a real release? From what I can find they did a premiere yesterday, but other than that it's just individual screenings here and there

Sadly I think it's in that cycle of tons of screenings followed by a release of "when all the legal poo poo of making a kickstarter doc gets sorted out".

Dickeye and I went through this with the Bomb the Music Industry! doc, and I'm currently going through it with the Jawbreaker doc. It's awful, because you constantly want to ask for an update from the filmaker(s), but you know they're trying and you don't want to be a pushy jackass.

El Gallinero Gros fucked around with this message at 03:31 on Mar 12, 2019

Live Free
Jan 5, 2019



El Gallinero Gros posted:

Sadly I think it's in that cycle of tons of screenings followed by a release of "when all the legal poo poo of making a kickstarter doc gets sorted out".

Dickeye and I went through this with the Bomb the Music Industry! doc, and I'm currently going through it with the Jawbreaker doc. It's awful, because you constantly want to ask for an update from the filmaker(s), but you know they're trying and you don't want to be a pushy jackass.

Bummer. Hopefully they'll come to my city and I won't have to worry about it that much.

nonathlon
Jul 9, 2004
And yet, somehow, now it's my fault ...

A long time ago, I wrote about watching Pornocracy (which I liked, despite it feeling somewhat half-finished). Someone recommended Jon Ronson's The Butterfly Effect podcast, which covers a lot of the same issues. Thanks - interesting to get a different take. It's weird to see that the enigmatic company behind most of the world's porn, Mindgeek, is also behind the age verification scheme that the UK government is planning to introduce. As is: Mindgeek films the porn, markets the porn, pirates the porn and now is becoming the gatekeeper? The plot thickens.

On other matters, I'm getting tired of the usual crime documentary format: the moody music, sepia tones, the twists, the crew talking their way through a solution, the whole fly-on-the-wall see-how-we-made-this mode as beautifully satirized by American Vandal. I first noticed it in The Keepers, which didn't add up to much in the end except a whole lot of circumstantial evidence, finger-pointing and slice-of-life. Any recommendations about recent crime docos that don't do this?

nonathlon fucked around with this message at 09:37 on Mar 13, 2019

Alan_Shore
Dec 2, 2004



The new Madeleine McCann documentary is excellent so far. On episode 4 but it's really well researched, excellent diagrams and arty but no so much, and they're finally looking at the parents :getin:

Groovelord Neato
Dec 6, 2014




oh yeah i forgot that came out. i watched the case against adnan syed and thought it was not good. this review is on the money:

https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/3/11/18259534/serial-hbo-the-case-against-adnan-syed-review

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town




Binged Lorena and it's great and heartbreaking. Dude deserved it.

Dr.Caligari
May 5, 2005

"Here's a big, beautiful avatar for someone"


There's something I don't like about how Dawson City: Frozen Time is structured, but it's very interesting .

quote:

It concerns the history of Dawson City, Canada, deep in the Yukon, from its creation during the Klondike Gold Rush culminating in the 1978 discovery of 533 silent film reels, thought to be lost, that had been buried in 1929 in a former swimming pool or hockey rink.[5][6] Along with the lost films, there was also rare footage of other historic events, including the 1919 World Series.[7]

It's a fascinating watch and I would recommend it. Decasia is also very much worth your time if this sort of thing interests you.

Dr.Caligari fucked around with this message at 23:25 on Mar 16, 2019

Mr Shiny Pants
Nov 12, 2012


I just watched the Panama Papers which was pretty good.

It is not an uplifting story though.

Harton
Jun 13, 2001

Ask Alec about my Filipino wife


Alan_Shore posted:

The new Madeleine McCann documentary is excellent so far. On episode 4 but it's really well researched, excellent diagrams and arty but no so much, and they're finally looking at the parents :getin:

Just got through this, so human traffickers? Seems like nobody ever bothered to look for her after they started blaming the parents.

Crazy that you would just leave your child sleeping with unlocked doors.

Groovelord Neato
Dec 6, 2014




Harton posted:

Crazy that you would just leave your child sleeping with unlocked doors.

this is the part that;s always bothered me. the place had babysitters/daycare. even if it didn't...sorry you don't get to go out and drink with your friends late at night if you're vacationing with your young children. i can't imagine my parents ever letting us out of their sight at that age when they'd take us on vacation.

Harton
Jun 13, 2001

Ask Alec about my Filipino wife


Groovelord Neato posted:

this is the part that;s always bothered me. the place had babysitters/daycare. even if it didn't...sorry you don't get to go out and drink with your friends late at night if you're vacationing with your young children. i can't imagine my parents ever letting us out of their sight at that age when they'd take us on vacation.

Yeah I donít get why they didnít just use the babysitters and just day drink, thatís the only real strange part of their behavior. It just makes more sense to assume they are dumbasses and someone took the kid rather than they drugged them and disappeared a body just so they could stay up drinking.

Leaving that side door unlocked is just stupid beyond belief.

Waltzing Along
Jun 14, 2008

There's only one
Human race
Many faces
Everybody belongs here

I watched that flat earther doc. "Let's do an experiment to prove the earth is flat. Hmm, this experiment proves it is a globe. Better try something else. Hmm...this one also proves the earth is a globe. I think the problem is we aren't doing the right experiments."

SixPabst
Oct 24, 2006



Waltzing Along posted:

I watched that flat earther doc. "Let's do an experiment to prove the earth is flat. Hmm, this experiment proves it is a globe. Better try something else. Hmm...this one also proves the earth is a globe. I think the problem is we aren't doing the right experiments."

That last scene was the best part of the movie and Iím still not sure the guys doing the experiment ďgotĒ it.

GutBomb
Jun 15, 2005

Dude?


SixPabst posted:

That last scene was the best part of the movie and Iím still not sure the guys doing the experiment ďgotĒ it.

Whatís this one called?

Harton
Jun 13, 2001

Ask Alec about my Filipino wife


Waltzing Along posted:

I watched that flat earther doc. "Let's do an experiment to prove the earth is flat. Hmm, this experiment proves it is a globe. Better try something else. Hmm...this one also proves the earth is a globe. I think the problem is we aren't doing the right experiments."

Lol! For a second there it seemed like they were almost close to the lightbulb going off. Instead itís....how can we prove what we just did is wrong.

DeimosRising
Oct 17, 2005

°Hola SEA!




Harton posted:

Yeah I donít get why they didnít just use the babysitters and just day drink, thatís the only real strange part of their behavior. It just makes more sense to assume they are dumbasses and someone took the kid rather than they drugged them and disappeared a body just so they could stay up drinking.

Leaving that side door unlocked is just stupid beyond belief.

Child abductions are really rare, you probably do much more dangerous things in an average drive to work

Groovelord Neato
Dec 6, 2014




it was still insanely stupid because what if one of the kids falls in the room and gets hurt?

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town




Hasn't been mentioned in a while but if you want to feel insanely bad for a trust fund white girl and also hate the terrible way cops are all over the world, watch Amanda Knox on Netflix.

imo there is essentially literally no chance she did it and spent an insane amount of time in jail

Alan_Shore
Dec 2, 2004



I still can't believe they left their kids alone (3 and 1!) to go eat and drink when there was free babysitting services AND with the doors unlocked. Criminal negligence for sure and it still irritates me. I hate the whole story, the media frenzy, the dumb parents, the dumb police (didn't realise how dumb they were at the time, just thought it was tabloids being racist and them being insanely pissed they wouldn't release details like British police) and the fact that a blonde girl goes missing we better inform the world while thousands of other children are ignored. A huge clusterfuck

Edit: yeah the Amanda Knox story is loving bonkers as well, definitely worth a watch

Alan_Shore fucked around with this message at 01:37 on Mar 18, 2019

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

I'm just watching the McCann thing casually. In retrospect, Jesus Christ, what a media circus that was.

Kojiro
Aug 11, 2003

LET'S GET TO THE TOP!


Combat Pretzel posted:

I'm just watching the McCann thing casually. In retrospect, Jesus Christ, what a media circus that was.

Was? She's still the front page headline for the Express most weeks, her or Princess Di. It's been going on since the poor kid went missing and it isn't going to stop any time soon.

nonathlon
Jul 9, 2004
And yet, somehow, now it's my fault ...

Kojiro posted:

Was? She's still the front page headline for the Express most weeks, her or Princess Di. It's been going on since the poor kid went missing and it isn't going to stop any time soon.

It may have been the Express (or the Sun) that had Madeleine McCann on the front cover every day for over a year.

I don't know what happened to her, but the case is just full of strange behaviour and weird occurrences that point in all sorts of directions. Absent an actual body, it's not ever going to be solved.

What's the state of the Theranos documentary. Is it actually available?

Kull the Conqueror
Apr 8, 2006



nonathlon posted:

What's the state of the Theranos documentary. Is it actually available?

Itís on HBO.

Vegetable
Oct 22, 2010



The Theranos doc is alright. Just a lot of trippy remixes of real footage. If you've read Bad Blood this will probably underwhelm you. If you haven't... well this might underwhelm you anyway. Read the book. It's a great fuckin book.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Vegetable posted:

The Theranos doc is alright. Just a lot of trippy remixes of real footage. If you've read Bad Blood this will probably underwhelm you. If you haven't... well this might underwhelm you anyway. Read the book. It's a great fuckin book.

Seconded on the book, it's a very quick read.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Watched both Free Solo and The Dawn Wall this week.

I had heard about Free Solo and that guy a bunch before but I felt like it was just a narratively weak doc overall with a sort of wet fart payoff. It just felt like they didn't do a good job of the act 1 and 2 buildup and then the payoff was essentially too quick and "and then he did it the end."

To contrast, The Dawn Wall, which I didn't know existed (the doc not el Capitan) was much much stronger to me. I loved it. The narrative was tighter, the suspense was tighter. It was just good and holy poo poo I had *no* idea any of that Kyrgyzstan poo poo happened. Blew me away. I can't imagine being in Tommy's shoes and having to do what he did. I'm also not convinced the guy survived... maybe I'm just a cynic. It seems like it was done to help Tommy get over it.

Anyway, Free Solo wasn't a waste of time but the Dawn Wall was much better.

edit: nevermind it looks like they actually visited the captor in prison so maybe it wasn't made up.

BonoMan fucked around with this message at 14:20 on Mar 20, 2019

Groovelord Neato
Dec 6, 2014




Vegetable posted:

The Theranos doc is alright. Just a lot of trippy remixes of real footage. If you've read Bad Blood this will probably underwhelm you. If you haven't... well this might underwhelm you anyway. Read the book. It's a great fuckin book.

i liked it for putting faces to names.

Cocoa Ninja
Mar 3, 2007


Groovelord Neato posted:

i liked it for putting faces to names.

And you need to at least see 30 seconds of Elizabeth Holmes looking you square in the eyes with her (affected?) baritone and telling you she's going to change the world. It really does explain why these older men were smitten.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Those freaks like all that type-A alpha female crap. It's not necessarily sexual attraction but it turns them on anyway.

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Groovelord Neato
Dec 6, 2014




everyone losing their mind over her voice is so weird to me. i was losing my mind when she first came on the scene and nobody was pointing it out. it was so obviously phony.

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