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posted on 24/10/20

comment by Superb (U6486)
posted 3 minutes ago
Ok I'll have look for that. I watched Roman Empire on Netflix. Thought it was excellent. And you get the real story of Commodus from Gladiator.
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He was a bit of a nutter from what I heard, lived for the games really, liked fighting wild animals etc.,nothing like what gladiator represented him as, every bit as much of a cant though.,

posted on 24/10/20

Yeah his real life story is actually way more interesting than the movie. Really needs a movie of it's own.

posted on 24/10/20

comment by Superb (U6486)
posted 14 minutes ago
Yeah his real life story is actually way more interesting than the movie. Really needs a movie of it's own.
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Murdeted wasn’t he? I’ll give that a watch, the history of Rome is fascinating. By all accounts were too successful in assimilating other cultures, which led to their demise.

comment by Blarmy (U14547)

posted on 24/10/20

That Roman Empire series is ok

They go for the history that they think will be interesting to film though

So they use all the scandalous stuff that might not actually be true, like in the Caligula series

Tacitus for instance is notorious for being a little gossipy at times and writing rumour down as history

There were some massive inaccuracies in the Caesar one tbh. They said he fought in the Third Servile War and advised Crassus on how to fight Spartacus - absolutely no evidence of that at all. He was probably stationed in the East of the empire around that time

posted on 24/10/20

Blarny, I’m curious, are you a scholar on time? Or do history at uni? You seem to have a decent level of knowledge on it?

comment by Blarmy (U14547)

posted on 24/10/20

History at uni

And I do some blogging and personal study on Rome specifcally (which i started during Covid)

posted on 24/10/20

comment by Blarmy (U14547)
posted 1 minute ago
History at uni

And I do some blogging and personal study on Rome specifcally (which i started during Covid)
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Figured so, you have a good level of knowledge on it from what I’ve seen.

comment by Blarmy (U14547)

posted on 24/10/20

I've just read most of the sources

It doesnt take that long to go through the big ones

posted on 24/10/20

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comment by Blarmy (U14547)

posted on 24/10/20

Aurelian needs a movie

Greatest Roman general and I will fight you about this

comment by Blarmy (U14547)

posted on 24/10/20

comment by NPE - “relentless” (U22288)
posted 11 minutes ago
comment by Blarmy (U14547)
posted 16 minutes ago
I've just read most of the sources

It doesnt take that long to go through the big ones
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Suetonius or Heorodotus?

More of a Suetonius man myself as I like gossip
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Uh Suetonius, thats a weird comparison question Npe

Why do you couple them?

posted on 24/10/20

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comment by Blarmy (U14547)

posted on 24/10/20

What did you need Herodotus for there?

posted on 24/10/20

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posted on 28/10/20

Just watched toy story 4

Not bad, but man they really should've left it at 3

posted on 29/10/20

comment by Tu Meke - AinsleyForRightBack (U3732)
posted 10 hours, 51 minutes ago
Just watched toy story 4

Not bad, but man they really should've left it at 1
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comment by Mike (U1170)

posted on 29/10/20

comment by Ole-dirty-baztard - Poch In.......................the job centre (U19119)
posted 12 minutes ago
comment by Tu Meke - AinsleyForRightBack (U3732)
posted 10 hours, 51 minutes ago
Just watched toy story 4

Not bad, but man they really should've left it at 1
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2nd one was great though, 3rd wasn't needed but still good, 4th reeeally wasn't needed but still good apart from the way it ended, fckin w@nk.

posted on 29/10/20

Watched The Lighthouse the other day. Great acting, especially from Willem Dafoe. Definitely not for everyone but I highly enjoyed it. Makes me want to watch more arthouse style thriller/horror movies.

comment by Blarmy (U14547)

posted on 29/10/20

comment by Mike (U1170)
posted 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
comment by Ole-dirty-baztard - Poch In.......................the job centre (U19119)
posted 12 minutes ago
comment by Tu Meke - AinsleyForRightBack (U3732)
posted 10 hours, 51 minutes ago
Just watched toy story 4

Not bad, but man they really should've left it at 1
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2nd one was great though, 3rd wasn't needed but still good, 4th reeeally wasn't needed but still good apart from the way it ended, fckin w@nk.
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3 had some top tier moments

posted on 29/10/20

comment by Blarmy (U14547)
posted 3 hours, 46 minutes ago
comment by Mike (U1170)
posted 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
comment by Ole-dirty-baztard - Poch In.......................the job centre (U19119)
posted 12 minutes ago
comment by Tu Meke - AinsleyForRightBack (U3732)
posted 10 hours, 51 minutes ago
Just watched toy story 4

Not bad, but man they really should've left it at 1
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Fixed
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2nd one was great though, 3rd wasn't needed but still good, 4th reeeally wasn't needed but still good apart from the way it ended, fckin w@nk.
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3 had some top tier moments
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2 and 3 were great.

4 was just odd. I didn't like the ending either. Gonna pretend it doesn't exist.

posted on 29/10/20

Like I said above, for me Succession is the best TV show around at the moment. Outstanding.

posted on 29/10/20

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posted on 29/10/20

Obviously there box sets..and then there are box sets...if the story is good you'll be hooked

I watched the whole of Ozark in the summer...brilliant, tried others & quickly decided they aint for me...depends on the subject matter as much as anything

posted on 29/10/20

comment by Don_tottenham (U3372)
posted about an hour ago
Like I said above, for me Succession is the best TV show around at the moment. Outstanding.
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where's this on...sounds my cup of tea actually...

One to see is the Newsroom (about 8 years old) but compelling
Jeff Daniels is brilliant in that...he sets the whole set scene in the very first episode when he addresses a room of students

One asks him "what makes America great"

He goes off into a brilliant diatribe on what makes America not great...It had me at hello

posted on 29/10/20

Saw Papillon remake...superb

Joyride last night and not bad, for NZ flick.

Priests was decent too....fighting the vampires.

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