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Old 12-15-2016, 07:49 AM   #1951
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Another huge thumbs up for Sour Grapes. Dude was a bit of a genius. Can't knock the hustle.
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:11 AM   #1952
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I loved Barkley Marathons. Highly recommended.
Same, in the top 3 of the 40 or so I've watched this year. Also +1, Sour grapes was decent.
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:00 PM   #1953
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Not sure we are supposed to talk about politard docs in here ,but I thought the HBO Vice doc A House Divided was pretty good. I mean, at least you can ignore whatever Vice commentary you don't agree with, and you get to hear directly from a few members of Congress and Obama.
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:40 AM   #1954
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Not sure we are supposed to talk about politard docs in here ,but I thought the HBO Vice doc A House Divided was pretty good. I mean, at least you can ignore whatever Vice commentary you don't agree with, and you get to hear directly from a few members of Congress and Obama.
Yep just watched this. Quite well done I thought. Luntz is insufferable but had some good insights. Boehner was surprisingly interesting. Country seems effed at this point.
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Old 12-22-2016, 01:59 PM   #1955
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Agree that 'Sour Grapes' on Netflix is great.
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Old 01-13-2017, 04:22 PM   #1956
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Finders Keepers

John Wood has to get his leg amputated after a plane crash. He asks the doctors to let him keep the leg. He covers the leg in embalming fluid and puts it in a smoker, which he keeps in a storage unit. Because he's an alcy and oxycontin addict, he either can't or doesn't pay the monthly fee for the unit. All his stuff gets auctioned off.

The guy who buys the smoker happens to be a super narcissist who's goal in life is to get on TV and be famous. When he discovers a human leg in the smoker, he starts to think this could be his big break. John Wood finds out what this guy wants to do with his leg, and he wants it back. Antics ensue.



4/5
Just here to give a +1 on Finders Keepers. If ever a story cried out for a "strange but true" style documentary, it's this one.
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:32 PM   #1957
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Gringo: The Dangerous Life Of John Mcafee

We've all heard the vaguely crazy story of antivirus software pioneer John Mcafee. This doc investigates what Mcafee's lifestyle in Belize was actually like. He had a team of heavily armed security guards with him 24/7. He gave massive bribes to local law enforcement. He had dozens of hookers. He had a lab to do research for some kind of antibiotics, and allegedly drugged and raped the scientist he hired to run it. He had at least 2 people murdered. Then because lol-3rd-world-policeaments he never got caught doing anything illegal except having an unlicensed firearm. So he goes back to the US and runs for president, naturally.

Oh, and regarding the hookers, this is what he was into:


5/5, this is a must see.
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Old 01-18-2017, 01:31 AM   #1958
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At All Costs

Doc on Netfilx about AAU basketball. Pretty interesting. I didn't realize how much of a role AAU plays when it comes to kids getting to the next level
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Old 01-31-2017, 02:44 AM   #1959
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Becoming Warren Buffett

Becoming Warren Buffet

New documentary on HBO about Warren Buffett. Definitely worth seeing.

Nowhere are there in-depth discussions about balance sheets and cash flow, though there are flashy animations illustrating basic investing principles. Instead, the film focuses on how Warren Edward Buffett grew from the Nebraskan son of a congressman to become the Oracle of Omaha, the avuncular mascot of American capitalism who built Berkshire Hathaway into a $406 billion empire, and shows some of his warts along the way.
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:15 PM   #1960
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hoop dreams and Mcafee
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:40 PM   #1961
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The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing , drug dealing, pill popping, murders, and tap dancing - what do these all have in common? These are just a few of the parts of being a member of the Wild and Wonderful White Family. The legendary family is as known for their wild, excessive criminal ways as they are for their famous mountain dancing members, including Jesco White, the star of the cult classic documentary "Dancing Outlaw." Exploring both the comic and tragic sides of life on the other side of the law, this stylish, fast-paced family portrait exposes the powerful forces of corruption, poverty, and West Virginia's environmentally and culturally devastating coal mining culture that helped shape the White family, a dying breed of outlaws preserving a dying form of dance.
Bump just to remind everyone to watch this video, and also the Dancing Outlaw if you can find it. Jesco is the guy in my avatar. My brother called Jesco after we watched Dancing Outlaw. He ended up talking to him a couple of times. Eventually Jesco asked for my brother's phone number. That was the end of that.
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:29 AM   #1962
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Another huge thumbs up for Sour Grapes. Dude was a bit of a genius. Can't knock the hustle.
+1 and loved Somm as well
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:38 AM   #1963
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Road (2014)

Brothers addicted to speed. At any price. Motorcycle road racing is the most dangerous of all motor sports. One in which men compete at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour on closed country roads. Roads that are lined with trees, telegraph posts, stone walls. Ireland and the Isle of Man are two of the few places in the world where the sport still survives. Narrated by Liam Neeson, this is the dramatic and poignant story of two sets of brothers from Northern Ireland who have dominated road racing for over thirty years. Two generations of one family that have been united by success. And united by tragedy.
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:31 PM   #1964
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The Seven Five

https://www.netflix.com/title/80035467

My dad was NYC cop in the 80's although I don't think he went that far!
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Old 05-05-2017, 02:15 AM   #1965
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Gringo: The Dangerous Life Of John Mcafee

We've all heard the vaguely crazy story of antivirus software pioneer John Mcafee. This doc investigates what Mcafee's lifestyle in Belize was actually like. He had a team of heavily armed security guards with him 24/7. He gave massive bribes to local law enforcement. He had dozens of hookers. He had a lab to do research for some kind of antibiotics, and allegedly drugged and raped the scientist he hired to run it. He had at least 2 people murdered. Then because lol-3rd-world-policeaments he never got caught doing anything illegal except having an unlicensed firearm. So he goes back to the US and runs for president, naturally.

Oh, and regarding the hookers, this is what he was into:


5/5, this is a must see.
There are still threads on the old bluelight forums where he was asking about optimizing the "perv juice," a.k.a. alpha-PHP. Nice job from an internet security expert hiding his identity online instead of doing grey-area chemistry in a third-world country behind cracked security with dickholes from Vice.

P.S. To the NSA, I would like to point out I am still shucking bubba to trannies on 4chan, and have no involvement in drugs.

EDIT: Unless the CIA needs someone to move those poppies out of Afghanistan to keep the black ops rolling. Then you can trace my IP, and we can talk.
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Old 05-05-2017, 06:15 AM   #1966
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The Seven Five

https://www.netflix.com/title/80035467

My dad was NYC cop in the 80's although I don't think he went that far!
Yeah, this was a crazy doc. Unreal what went on in that time period. Great watch.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:39 AM   #1967
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Everyone needs to watch The Keepers. Do not Google it, just watch. WOW.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:36 AM   #1968
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Everyone needs to watch The Keepers. Do not Google it, just watch. WOW.
Watched the first 4 episodes last night, possibly the most disturbing story I have heard.
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Old 06-01-2017, 05:18 AM   #1969
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Some Ones I would recommend

Betting On Zero
It investigates the allegation that Herbalife is a pyramid scheme, and follows Bill Ackman's short investment in Herbalife that is ostensibly a billion dollar bet that the company will soon collapse.

Warning: This Drug May Kill You

Told from the perspectives of four families devastated by opioid addiction.

Thought Crimes: The Case Of The Cannibal Cop
Featuring unprecedented, intimate interviews with Valle and his family, as well as insights from lawyers, journalists, psychological professionals and criminal experts, THOUGHT CRIMES: THE CASE OF THE CANNIBAL COP explores this complicated case, asking if someone can be found guilty for his or her most dangerous thoughts.
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Old 06-30-2017, 07:09 PM   #1970
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Saving Banksy
Follows an art collector's attempt to 'rescue' a piece by Banksy from a wall to it get it into a museum, and more broadly looks at the ethical issues surrounding the movement/sale/etc. of street art.

Nowhere near as entertaining as Exit Through the Gift Shop, but raises some interesting questions, and is worth a watch if you're a fan of the graffiti scene.
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:56 AM   #1971
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+1 to Saving Banksy

A must-watch documentary: The Red Pill

It does what is says on the tin. (Unless you already thought that way).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3686998/?ref_=nv_sr_1

It was really well constructed, the delivery was quality in many regards, can't recommend it highly enough.
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:07 AM   #1972
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The C Word is a must watch. Very eye-opening. Makes me loathe the powers that be even more.
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:27 AM   #1973
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I'm finally watching Grizzly Man. About 30 minutes in a local Native American curator of a museum says: "bottom line, I think he hurt the bears more than he helped because once they became acclimated to him they think all humans are safe." I feel like the documentary could have ended there. Delusional man hurts the bears he's trying to help and eventually dies.

What else is there to say?
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:35 AM   #1974
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Yeah, I also thought it would've worked better if it was shorter.
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:18 AM   #1975
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Gringo: The Dangerous Life Of John Mcafee

We've all heard the vaguely crazy story of antivirus software pioneer John Mcafee. This doc investigates what Mcafee's lifestyle in Belize was actually like. He had a team of heavily armed security guards with him 24/7. He gave massive bribes to local law enforcement. He had dozens of hookers. He had a lab to do research for some kind of antibiotics, and allegedly drugged and raped the scientist he hired to run it. He had at least 2 people murdered. Then because lol-3rd-world-policeaments he never got caught doing anything illegal except having an unlicensed firearm. So he goes back to the US and runs for president, naturally.

Oh, and regarding the hookers, this is what he was into:


5/5, this is a must see.
He enjoys when women take a **** in his mouth. Confirmed psychopath.
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