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  1. Saw this advertised on TV last week. http://www.maxchalle.../maxs/index.php http://youtu.be/sVUKOkbZVZM http://youtu.be/0U6GgUtRlX4 http://youtu.be/lWE4vqA50Uw http://youtu.be/xRXc3__vsgg It looks like an interesting challenge that isn't your typical weight loss/muscle build transformation. It's more catered to people already into fitness who want to take it to the next level.
  2. I was thinking that there are a fair decent amount movies and documentaries on Free TV. Most people probably miss a lot of what's on due to the free-to-air TV guide being a bit tricky to navigate. So I'm creating a 'heads-up' thread to let everyone know when something worth watching will be on Free TV. Feel free to add to this thread when you see a movie or documentary, as the more people contributing, the less likely something will be missed. I usually scan through the TV guide daily, so I should be able to update this regularly. I think it will be best to limit this thread to just movies and documentaries. If we start including TV shows, it might become a bit hard to follow. But it might work depending how this thread goes. I'm not including Foxtel movies in this thread because; A, I don't have Foxtel anymore, B, there are far too many movie channels to check. I don't know how time zones will affect people in different states. I'm in SA, so it's Central Standard Time. I guess if someone lists a movie, check half an hour or an hour beforehand just in case. We can use this as a template. Title Date Time Channel Movie/Documentary Notes (imdb/wiki link, synopsis, movie poster, etc) Kumaré 27/01/2013 9:30pm ABC2 Documentary http://en.wikipedia....iki/Kumar%C3%A9 A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all.
  3. The movie heads-up thread

    The Running Man 02/06/2017 9:40pm 9Gem Movie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Running_Man_(1987_film) A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.
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    Attack the Block 08/05/2017 10:30pm 7mate Adelaide Movie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_the_Block A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.
  5. Is the edit bug ever going to be fixed? I saw people mention it at least a year ago and it's still broken. Warning: Illegal string offset 'html' in /home/nissansi/public_html/forums/cache/skin_cache/cacheid_1/skin_topic.php on line 907
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    Coming to America 07/04/2017 9:20pm 9Go! Movie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coming_to_America An extremely pampered African prince travels to Queens, New York City, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.
  7. buying a interstate car

    Just did this last month. Go in for a tier 2 inspection, which involves checking the VIN number. If they don't like the look of your car, they'll send you to get a tier 3. Was like $50, then you just sign over the rego papers as normal. Surprised how easy it was.
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    The Inbetweeners 2 28/03/2017 9:30pm 9Go! Movie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Inbetweeners_2 Jay, Neil, Simon, and Will reunite in Australia for a holiday.
  9. still lifting bruhhh?

    Oh, yeah those last shots were snapped during a "pose down". So everyone just doing random shit or transitioning lol.
  10. Flickfessions

    There are a few threads recommending a movie and such, but not a general 'review' thread. This is for recently watched movies you think is worth a review and something others may like. Guidelines: - Don't go through you're movie collection reviewing everything you love. Only movies you've recently watched. - They must be movies you've actually watched. - Try not to double up and review a movie already listed. - Provide enough information about it (wiki or imdb link, cover art/promotion image.) UPDATE: I have now created a Facebook page. Feel free to Like it so you can receive updates if you miss them on here. http://www.facebook.com/Flickfessions Starting off, I've recently watched the following. Sin Nombre http://en.wikipedia....bre_(2009_film) Was recommended as a good gang movie. This follows a week in the life of a gang member of the MS13. Depicts initiations, killing of rival gang members, attempts to leave the gang, and interactions with civilians trying to immigrate illegally to America. It's almost like a documentary. Highly recommend this movie, it told a good story. Tron http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron Finally got around to seeing the original movie from 1982. The movie is highly technical referring to programming and computer architecture terms. Even though I'm a programmer and understood all this, the story was quite random and seems complicated for complication sake. Doesn't really stand the test of time. The story is about a master computer program taking over the digital world and a programmer getting sucked into the system who must defeat the program and escape.
  11. Flickfessions

    Finally back into watching movies. For one reason or another, been super busy the last few months. Got a big list to get through. Fatso https://en.wikipedia...atso_(2008_film) A Norwegian film following a socially awkward, porn-addicted virgin, Rino. He's secluded, yet in his comfort zone, living rent free in his parent's second house, with no responsibilities or job. He basically stays at home all day, watching porn, only to catch up with a friend; another social outcast with inflated self confidence, pretending to be god's gift to women. A spanner is thrown into the works when Rino's parents decide to rent out the house to pay the bills. A somewhat innocent, free-spirited girl moves in, seemingly looking past Rino's shortfalls and genuinely becomes his friend. Like most socially awkward people, they are their own worst enemy, over complicating situations in their head, and self sabotaging relationships. Overall, the story moves along at quite a good pace, getting to interesting confrontations without much filler. However the ending was quite odd, where you don't know what's real, but not in a good way. Possibly worth the watch if you see it playing, but I wouldn't go out looking for it. Generation Iron https://en.wikipedia...Generation_Iron A documentary you'd think I would've seen when it came out, but I'm so saturated with gym and fitness stuff, that I let it slip. It was probably more interesting watching it a few years on, seeing some of the politics play out. This follows the 2013 Olympia, where reigning champ Phil Heath will defend his title against others pros hungry for the title, including the most promising prospect Kai Greene. They actually build up the rivalry quite a lot in this, but I suspect it's all manufactured to sell tickets. I was surprised this documentary didn't really go in depth with the bodybuilders' training or diet. I guess this only appeals to the hardcore followers, and focusing more on the drama and grandeur of the event potentially got more people to watch this. As a fan of these guys, a lot of what you see is not new and is pretty much what you'd expect. A follow up doc would be interesting as there has been a lot more drama and politics in the bodybuilding scene since this was filmed. Worth the watch if you're someone into fitness or bodybuilding. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children https://en.wikipedia..._Children_(film) The latest Tim Burton movie, this time about children with super powers who can time travel. Yes, a premise so outlandish that I went in expecting very little. In think because of this, I found the movie average instead of terrible. There is nothing wrong with this movie, I'm just not a fan of fantasy with no remote basis in reality. The story is about Jake, who has heard crazy stories from his grandfather as a child, about a remote English island with fantasy creatures. After the grandfather's death, Jake's parents feel it's best to take him to this island to help him find closure. However he soon finds that these stories were actually real. If you're a fan of Harry Potter and similar "young adult" films, this will be for you.
  12. still lifting bruhhh?

    I quite run down on my story. Started like everyone else; started lifting to get "in shape" so girls would like me. Went in circles for about 3 years and didn't really make progress. Got a bit stronger, but didn't look much different. Didn't take diet serious at all. Finally pushed myself out of my comfort zone and cleaned up my diet. Ate things I didn't want to and stopped eating things I did want to. This forced/motivated me to train properly as well so I wasn't wasting my time. Got to a point where I was happy with how I looked, and felt fit and healthy. Well fitter and healthier than when I was lazy. However I was too focused on the weights and number. Took a while, but finally realised fitness is more than just spending an hour a day in a gym, and then sitting down all day in an office. Starting hiking, walking when possible, riding a bike for transport. Overall I feel much more balanced in terms of general fitness. I can hike up a mountain with a weighted vest, rep out chin ups, deadlift 2.5x body weight and go for a 2 hour ride without a problem. So I thought what next. The hell with it, I'll give competing a go. May as well put all the training to use. I'm the guy with no hair (on my head). It was gruelling and something I don't think I'll do again. But I can now tick it off.
  13. still lifting bruhhh?

    As a rough guide, I can do 100kg x5 on a good day, but can bust out 30kg DBs x10 quite easily. If you can do 10 reps, you should be able to do 1 rep of 100kg. It's a different feel though. But it's like anything, you will only get good at it if you train for it.
  14. The movie heads-up thread

    Warm Bodies 31/10/2016 9:30pm 7flix Adelaide Movie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warm_Bodies_(film) After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
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    Margin Call 28/10/2016 8:30pm SBS ONE Movie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margin_Call_(film) Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.
  16. Flickfessions

    The Bad News Bears https://en.wikipedia..._Bad_News_Bears A movie that I'd heard was a great classic, but damn, the remake dominates free-to-air screen time. After watching it, I can sort of understand why. This has got to be one of the most politically incorrect movies I've seen in a long time. An alcoholic driving around at least 8 primary school aged children in an open top convertible with no seat belts and possibly drunk, blatant racism towards children who don't speak English as a first language, emotionally blackmailing an 11 year old girl and then engaging in banter towards her sex life, and many more. The general premise is that an out of work baseball coach, who still can't let go of his professional past is hired to lead a team of misfits. Everybody, including the children are under no illusions that they suck, and they're only there for the experience. However they start to work together and climb the ranks. Including the examples listed, this movie certainly has charm, in terms of the actual story and nostalgia, back when things were simpler (people not held accountable). I wouldn't rush out to see it, but it's an enjoyable watch if you like these classic sporting/coming-of-age movies. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping https://en.wikipedia..._Never_Stopping I was really looking forward to seeing this in the cinemas, as comedies are a genre enhanced by watching it with a crowd. But like many other movies this year, Australia was screwed and it didn't get a release here. This is a parody of the Justin Bieber movie, written and staring the Lonely Island crew. Generally a fan of mockumentaries, I really enjoyed this. I'm sure a lot of jokes went over my head as I never saw the Justin Bieber movie, and I got the feeling a lot of the jokes were mocking certain scenes, but the jokes and gags are pretty rapid fire. They don't all land, but you can forgive it, as the ones that do are great. There are endless cameos in this and the surprisingly the production value is very high, probably higher than most deal docs. It's really a shame that this didn't get much of a release, even inside the US, as critics loved this as well. If you hadn't heard of this, definitely put it on your list. Fright Night https://en.wikipedia...ki/Fright_Night A cult horror film that I was aware of, but never actually knew what it was about. Disappointingly, it's a high school vampire film, meaning it's not completely 80s' camp, nor or a true horror film. Basically it's the old premise of a stranger/vampire moves in next door, but being a pimply-faced high school kid, no one believes you; so it's up to the unlikely hero to save the town. For the age of the movie, there were a few cool special effects, but I think most people have seen it all before and the story was very predictable. Not really a movie worth seeing.
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    Argo 06/10/2016 8:30pm 9Go! Movie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argo_(2012_film) Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
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    Blue Velvet 23/09/2016 11:10pm SBS ONE Movie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Velvet_(film) The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
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    Uncle Buck 21/09/2016 9:20pm SBS TWO Movie https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Uncle_Buck Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.
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    Cocaine Cowboys 02/09/2016 8:30pm ABC2 Documentary https://en.wikipedia...Cocaine_Cowboys "Cocaine Cowboys" is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen. Moon 03/09/2016 12:30am 9 Adelaide Movie https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Moon_(film) Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
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    How to Make Money Selling Drugs 26/08/2016 9:15pm ABC2 Documentary https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Make_Money_Selling_Drugs Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.
  22. Flickfessions

    Dune https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Dune_(film) A David Lynch film I've had on my list for a long time, but wasn't that keen on as I'm not a fan of the genre and never hear it spoken of favourably. This reminded me of the early James Bond films where you're thrown into the deep end of the plot with no character development. The story is about three warring groups/planets, fighting over a scarce resource. Then some type of supernatural offspring/prophet must rise up and lead the good guys to victory. Where the Bond films eventually pull it together, this just goes deeper and deeper as less and less sinks in. This is obviously because it's based off a book where the whole premise is just too much to fit into a single movie. The movie was then taken out of the hands of Lynch and cut to fit a running time, resulting in a disjointed mess. I can't recommend this to anyone, even sci-fi or David Lynch fans. Argo https://en.wikipedia...Argo_(2012_film) A political caper movie based off the Iranian Hostage Crisis where the US embassy was overrun and six employees went into hiding at other embassies. As the Iranians were on the lookout for the missing Americans, the US government had to plan an elaborate scheme to get them out under the guise that they were a Canadian film making crew. This movie has rave reviews, won 3 Academy Awards, and I agree that it's a great and compelling movie, except for the last 10 minutes. There are just too many close calls and forced scenes for suspense that it took me out of the movie and somewhat spoiled an excellent story. Reading about this afterwards, there was a lot more wrong with the historical accuracy than I noticed. Nevertheless, these are minor gripes and this is a must-see movie. 30 Days of Night https://en.wikipedia..._of_Night_(film) It had been a while since I gave a horror movie a chance, and I vaguely remembered this as being ok. This is a vampire movie set in northern Alaska where the premise is that based on the Earth's axis, there are 30 days of no sunlight during winter, allowing vampires to run havoc. Much effort went into creating scary and realistic (as possible) vampires, and it worked, as these are not things you want to mess with. But they were almost too powerful, slaughtering nearly the entire town in a night. This started out ok, but then just devolved into senseless violence where I no longer cared who died or survived. The story was cut poorly as I had no idea what "day" they were meant to be in, where I just assumed the story took place in a single night. They had something decent here to start with, but the plot was just undercooked and didn't go anywhere. There are much better vampire movies out there if you like this genre.
  23. Help fix ns.com.com from death!

    It's already at the bottom of the hill in a bloody mess.
  24. The movie heads-up thread

    The Silence of the Lambs 23/08/2016 9:35pm 9Gem Movie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silence_of_the_Lambs_(film) A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
  25. Flickfessions

    Zootopia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zootopia Marketed as a kids' holiday movie, but it had gotten rave reviews from critics, so I thought I'd check it out. The premise is very childlike in certain respects, as this is a world where animals live like people in cities, however they're all happily segregated to their own areas/climates. Think the Lego Movie but with animals. All seems well in Zootopia until random animals start to turn savage. An unlikely pairing of a rookie cop and a street hustler must team up to solve the case. I didn't think this was as good as the reviews, and personally I was a little under whelmed, but this is a notch above most generic kids' movies of this type. The writing is clever in places and there are some genuinely funny jokes. If you're looking for a movie to watch with a younger audience or just want to be lost in a Disney movie, I'd recommend it. Star Trek Beyond https://en.wikipedia...tar_Trek_Beyond The latest Star Trek instalment, recently in cinemas. I have seen some of the previous movies, but I still had no idea what was going half the time and I'm sure most of the story arcs went over my head. It still works as a standalone movie, and that's how I went into this. The usual crew go on an adventure or "trek" I guess they call it to help a "space refugee" who claims her people are in danger. Being the pinnacle of white knights, the Star Trek people volunteer their lives to help a species they've known about for 5 minutes. As you'd expect, things don't go to plan and the crew must recollect and work together to get home. The story isn't offensively bad and these Star Trek movies seem to be a step up from the usual super hero garbage. My main problem was all the "shaky cam" used in a movie that was already confusing and hard to follow. I'm sure fans will love this, however I feel this will be just as forgettable as past movies though. Meek's Cutoff https://en.wikipedia...Meek%27s_Cutoff Randomly browsing Netflix, I came across a recently made western, which are rare these days. Seeing the hit-to-miss rate of westerns has been quite good, I gave it a shot. I'm sad to say that this totally skewed the hit-to-miss ratio. I'd go so far as to call this the worst western I've ever seen. I get what they tried to do here, but they totally missed the mark, in the most bland and tedious way. 90% of the dialogue is inaudible, which wouldn't be so bad if there was actually something interesting to focus on. Based on a true story, you follow 3 families crossing the American deserts. They get lost, hire an apparent guide, they are still lost, they hold a Native American hostage to show them the way, he's no use, then there is no ending. The story is meant to be viewed from the females' perspective, where they aren't privy to many of the conversations, but it's just a concept that doesn't work, which is why you don't see it in other movies. It really isn't worth discussing more than I just did.