Thursday, May 2. 2013
'The Booth At The End is a 2010 drama series. The series includes two seasons, so far, consisting of 5 twenty-three minute episodes each. It was created by Christopher Kubasik, directed by Jessica Landaw and starring Xander Berkeley. The series asks one question: "How far would you go to get what you want?"
Friday, March 22. 2013
'Millions remember the countdowns, launchings, splashdowns, and parades as the U.S. raced the USSR to the moon in the 1960s. But few know that both countries also ran parallel space programs, whose covert goal was to launch military astronauts on spying missions. With investigative journalist James Bamford, NOVA delves into the untold story of this top secret space race, which might easily have turned into a shooting war in orbit.' (PBS video stream & The Pirate Bay magnet link).
Tuesday, March 19. 2013
Having been interested in the old-time American hobo lifestyle for some time, it has come as a great surprise and pleasure to find a thriving subculture of modern hobos still riding freight trains across the US. PBS has a superbly evocative film about hobos here.
Friday, October 19. 2012
I don't know how these Grindhouse movies slipped under my radar having thoroughly enjoyed Hobo With A Shotgun, but it is some of the funniest shit I've seen in a long time. I particularly enjoyed the additional fake trailers shown in the video streams below...
Thursday, October 18. 2012
I remember The Medusa Touch having quite a profound affect on me the first time I saw it as a child. It's possibly even an earliy influence that was responsible for steering me towards the works of Aleister Crowley in my teens. (The Pirate Bay magnet link).
Sunday, October 7. 2012
I've been waiting for this documentary to come out on BitTorrent for the past year and it looks like it just got uploaded a few days ago. There's another documentary with the same title but that's the four atheists sitting around a table: Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris and Dennett whining about religion. This film is the one with Noam Chomsky, Max Keiser, Joseph Stiglitz, John Perkins, Herman Daly, Michael Hudson and Phillip Blond taking aim at capitalism.
Thursday, August 23. 2012
'A mysterious creature, know as Ink, steals a child's soul in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip to join the Incubi - the group of supernatural beings responsible for creating nightmares.
Saturday, August 18. 2012
'This unscripted, strikingly unique documentary film, is a revealing portrait of the nearly extinct "Hillbilly" culture that focuses on Mountain Dancer Jesco White's uphill battle against abject poverty, drug abuse, petty crime and mental instability. In his struggle to live up to his father's legacy as the finest mountain dancer in Appalachia, he leans on Jesus, Elvis Presley, and his wife, Norma Jean.' (Isohunt torrent download).
Saturday, July 14. 2012
If you haven't seen Breaking Bad yet, now is the time to start downloading. With season five premiering on US television tomorrow evening, it's time to get up to speed on this wonderfully written and cleverly constructed series.
Wednesday, May 23. 2012
'Moonshiners tells the story of those who brew their shine - often in the woods near their homes using camouflaged equipment - and the local authorities who try to keep them honest. Viewers will witness practices rarely, if ever, seen on television including the sacred rite of passage for a moonshiner - firing up the still for the first time.' (Isohunt torrent download).
Monday, May 14. 2012
'Documentary filmmaker Kelly L. Riley takes us back to Graham County, North Carolina in Still Making Moonshine to reconnect with homemade hooch producer Jim Tom Hendrick, the subject of his previous documentary, Moonshine (2000). Jim Tom proves to be just as colorful in this feature-length follow-up. While he is very much the same unpretentious character we remember from the first film, the good-humored distiller has modernized his methods a bit. Rather than cooking his whiskey outdoors over an open fire, he now heats his brew inside a trailer over a propane flame. Still, despite the technological advancements, Jim Tom manages to set his pants on fire.' (Booze Movies review & Isohunt torrent download).
Saturday, May 5. 2012
'Justified is an American television drama series created by Graham Yost. It is based on Elmore Leonard's novels Pronto and Riding The Rap and his short story "Fire In The Hole". Its main character is Raylan Givens, a deputy U.S. Marshal.
Wednesday, April 11. 2012
'In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front - a group the FBI has called America's "number one domestic terrorism threat."
Friday, April 6. 2012
'Generation Kill is a 2008 HBO television miniseries based on the book of the same name by Evan Wright about his experience as an embedded reporter with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion of the United States Marine Corps during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It was adapted for television by David Simon, Ed Burns and Wright. The series premiered on July 13, 2008 and spanned seven episodes. It is produced by Simon, Burns, Nina K. Noble, Andrea Calderwood, George Faber and Charles Pattinson.
Sunday, April 1. 2012
'From the producers of Band Of Brothers, The Pacific tracks the real-life journeys of three U.S. Marines - Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda) - across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theatre during World War II. The extraordinary experiences of these men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.' (Isohunt torrent download).
Saturday, March 31. 2012
'After completing Saving Private Ryan together, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg were both considering separate World War II projects. Spielberg was interested in adapting Stephen E. Ambrose’s Citizen Soldiers, and Hanks was interested in Ambrose’s Band Of Brothers. The two decided to collaborate on Band Of Brothers, which follows one group of men from the first day of training through the end of the war, hitting all of the major elements in the European theater - D-Day, Holland, Market-Garden, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. This very personal narration lets the reader get to know these soldiers as ordinary men, what they cared about and feared, how they spoke, how they related to each other, and what was important to them. Such a story makes the enormous scale and scope of World War II approachable.
Tuesday, March 6. 2012
'Even more compelling and relevant today than when it was first released, Network is a wickedly funny, spot-on indictment of the TV news media. Winner of four Academy Awards it pulses with vitality and a provocative excitement that is forever rare. Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch and Robert Duvall star in this searing portrait of television exploitation. When longtime news anchor Howard Beale (Finch) is fired, he suffers a violent, on-air breakdown. But when his sagging ratings are rapidly found boosted by his angry rantings, he's subsequently rehired and reinvented as the "mad prophet of the airwaves" Of course, when the "prophet" ceases to be profitable, something has to be done about Beale, preferably on camera, before a live studio audience.' (The Pirate Bay magnet link).
Wednesday, February 29. 2012
'The Unbookables is a narrative documentary about stand-up comics who have spent their careers pushing limits - on stage and off. Relegated to small venues and touring in a crappy van through the Midwest they careen between the desire to succeed and the reality that there may be nothing left to lose. Road life is far from glamorous: comics come and go and cruel pranks and hard drinking punctuate their obsidian dark comedy on stage. They succeed and fail-spectacularly. When they face being fired for going too far on stage, the conflict culminates in a showdown: compromise or double down?' (The Pirate Bay torrent download).
'King's X is an American hard rock band that combines progressive metal, funk and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues, and British Invasion rock groups. The band's lyrics are largely based on the members' struggles with religion and self-acceptance. King's X was ranked No. 83 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. All I can say is, I sure as hell hope I'm still as youthful as this guy at 60. Check out the awesome timing near the end of this next track...
All I can say is, I sure as hell hope I'm still as youthful as this guy at 60. Check out the awesome timing near the end of this next track...
'The Right Stuff is a 1983 American film adapted from Tom Wolfe's 1979 book The Right Stuff about the test pilots who were involved in high-speed aeronautical research at Edwards Air Force Base as well as those selected to be astronauts for Project Mercury, the United States' first attempt at manned spaceflight.
Saturday, December 31. 2011
Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton (October 5, 1946 - March 16, 2009) was an American Appalachian moonshiner originally from Maggie Valley, North Carolina.
Friday, November 11. 2011
Andy and Ronnie are removal men. Andy owns the van and Ronnie lifts the heavy stuff. They have been doing this job for several years and nothing interesting has ever happened. That is, until the events of One Day Removals start to unfold.
Sunday, October 30. 2011
Moon Machines is a Science Channel documentary miniseries consisting of six episodes documenting the engineering challenges of the Apollo Program to land a man on the Moon. It covers everything from the iconic Saturn V to the Command Module, the Lunar Module, the Space Suits, the Guidance and Control Computer, and the Lunar Rover.
Thursday, September 15. 2011
'Originally broadcast in April and May of 1998, the epic miniseries From The Earth To The Moon was HBO's most expensive production to date, with a budget of $68 million. Hosted by executive producer Tom Hanks, the miniseries tackles the daunting challenge of chronicling the entire history of NASA's Apollo space program from 1961 to 1972.
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