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This is a terrific nail-bitter from The Philippines.
Excellent acting and tension.

The DVD video is serviceable, with some EE.
Audio is fine.

I give it 4 of 5 stars.



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Agreed! I watched all of Season 1 of Graceland and am looking forward to Season 2. Daniel Sunjata is a known commodity, but while i knew that Aaron Tveit could sing (he played Enjorias in Les Miserables), I had no idea that he could act too.
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Agreed! I watched all of Season 1 of Graceland and am looking forward to Season 2.
Huh?
I am talking about a film....of which, I posted the trailer above.confused.gifconfused.gif
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gwsat is talking about the USA Network series by the same name. *facepalm*

Haven't you heard? The best stuff these days is on the small screen. wink.gif
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Nay, My Lord, nay....tongue.gif

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Huh?
I am talking about a film....of which, I posted the trailer above.confused.gifconfused.gif
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gwsat is talking about the USA Network series by the same name. *facepalm*

Haven't you heard? The best stuff these days is on the small screen. wink.gif

Arch is right but I still appreciated oink's correction. The movie looks intriguing and if it ever shows up on TV (Again?) I'll see it. Oddly, who ever compiled the database used by TiVo didn't include the name of either the film's director or star. Still, it looks interesting.
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Nay, My Lord, nay....tongue.gif

Says the man who hasn't seen 'Breaking Bad'. eek.gif It's final season was #1 on every TV top 10 list this year and an epic unequaled by anything on the big screen, certainly not this year, probably not ever. I think TIME magazine had it at #2. Lord forgive them for that oversight.

Here's what New York Magazine and Vulture.com critic Margaret Lyons said of 'Breaking Bad' in her column today on 2013's TV essentials:
"Why is it worth catching up on? Because all the hype is true: It really is that good. And you're nearing the point where the broad social expectation is that you've seen it....."
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Still, it looks interesting.
FWIW, I do think this type of good drama is right in your wheelhouse.

I predict there will be an American re-make...the setup is original (ASFAIK) and the story has some interesting twists and turns.

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Says the man who hasn't seen 'Breaking Bad'. eek.gif It's final season was #1 on every TV top 10 list this year and an epic unequaled by anything on the big screen, certainly not this year, probably not ever.
This coming from a browncoat....tongue.gif

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I do walk to the beat of a different drummer push different buttons on a remote.wink.gif

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oink -- Watch every episode of Breaking Bad, partner. Just so you know that I am serious when I extol its virtues, I will tell you that I think it is in a class with Deadwood,. If there has ever been a better made long form drama than Breaking Bad, I don't know what it might be. It will be worth your while to find and watch this great series. Trust me on this!
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oink -- Watch every episode of Breaking Bad, partner. Just so you know that I am serious when I extol its virtues, I will tell you that I think it is in a class with Deadwood,. If there has ever been a better made long form drama than Breaking Bad, I don't know what it might be. It will be worth your while to find and watch this great series. Trust me on this!
The problem I have with BB is the subject matter.
Most specifically, how a series about it will, inevitably, attempt to make it palatable to the uninitiated/inexperienced.

I was a young (and wild) man in the 70s and know a great deal about illicit drugs and the world it comes from.
Of course, I retired long ago from the culture.

That aside, I will give it a go....if for no other reason than to get you guys off my back.wink.gif

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The problem I have with BB is the subject matter.
Most specifically, how a series about it will, inevitably, attempt to make it palatable to the uninitiated/inexperienced.

I was a young (and wild) man in the 70s and know a great deal about illicit drugs and the world it comes from.
Of course, I retired long ago from the culture.

That aside, I will give it a go....if for no other reason than to get you guys off my back.wink.gif

Fear not, Breaking Bad takes a cold, unremitting look at the drug business and finds it ugly and lethal. Walter White, the protagonist, starts out as a mild mannered high school chemistry teacher whose finances have been placed in desperate peril by his cancer diagnosis. I will stop there except to say that Walt is changed profoundly by his connection with the illicit drug trade. I should add that Bryan Cranston's performances as Walter White were as luminously wonderful as those of Ian McShane, as Al Swearengen, and James Gandolfini, as Tony Soprano were. Not to be missed!
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I should add that Bryan Cranston's performances as Walter White were as luminously wonderful as those of Ian McShane, as Al Swearengen, and James Gandolfini, as Tony Soprano were. Not to be missed!
I admit I loved Deadwood, which I watched after some folks around here told me what an idiot I was for not giving it a go.
Heck, I even went out and bought the BD set (something I never do for a TV series).
Although I felt the use of 4-letter words, by Al especially, was a little over-the-top, it was still great drama.

In full disclosure, I must admit I haven't got to the Sopranos yet (I can feel the posts coming on that already biggrin.gif).....

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In full disclosure, I must admit I haven't got to the Sopranos yet (I can feel the posts coming on that already biggrin.gif).....


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The problem I have with BB is the subject matter.
Most specifically, how a series about it will, inevitably, attempt to make it palatable to the uninitiated/inexperienced.

Believe me, you'll quickly be dissuaded from that notion. 'Breaking Bad' is, among other things, a PSA for staying as far away from meth as you can get. Heck, after watching a few eps, you'll probably never even take Sudafed™ again. tongue.gif
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I should add that Bryan Cranston's performances as Walter White were as luminously wonderful as those of Ian McShane, as Al Swearengen, and James Gandolfini, as Tony Soprano were. Not to be missed!

He has a shelf full of Emmy's for a reason. I never saw 'Malcolm in the Middle', but I did see that little video he did with Jane Kaczmarek following the end of BB which gave me a flavor for his character on MitM. Amazing that Vince Gilligan saw Walter White in Bryan Cranston after Malcolm's dad Hal.
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Believe me, you'll quickly be dissuaded from that notion. 'Breaking Bad' is, among other things, a PSA for staying as far away from meth as you can get.
Not a reason to inspire me to watch, but a promise is a promise.wink.gif

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