Should I watch these movies/shows?

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  1. Red

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    IJ was good but it is quite the task once you start
     
  2. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    I saw trailer for this, the problem is neither the Mexicans or Italians move their own drugs across continents over seas, all drugs in latin america are funneled through Hezbollah and charged a tax to both Europe and Africa, they control the triple frontier and ran by christian Lebanese in the America's

    https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/06/1...lahs-cocaine-and-cash-trade-in-latin-america/
     
  3. Agrul

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    czer has deep ties to the mexican-italian mafias
     
  4. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    mexican ones all my friends have family in them

    closest two friends are honduran and salvadoran

    for the honduran, one of his brothers was a hitman who ended up in Mexican prison and died

    another one of his brothers was setup in border town either by corrupt police or rivals and killed

    Some have family in La Linea which is like MS13, an enforcer organization that's linked to all cartels but mainly the Juarez cartel which is connected to Zetas

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  5. Sear

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    I'll suspend disbelief for the foreign trade accuracy. I just wanna watch some bad hombres snort piles of coke and kill eachother.

    Dane Dehaan looks strung out naturally so the casting seems solid.
     
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  7. Red

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    You can do it pal
     
  8. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    read that and immediately start House of Leaves back to back
     
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    It’s funny, a few people have said this to me—I just bought a copy of House of Leaves for m’lady before I bought this. It’s like the fifth copy of House of Leaves I’ve bought and given away

    But I am kinda tempted to reread it also
     
  10. AgelessDrifter

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    Finished Kafka on the Shore

    Not bad. I liked After Dark better but I’d put this one second of the five I’ve read, I think. Much more coherent and engaging than 1Q84.
     
  11. Kilinitic

    Kilinitic 6,000 feet beyond man and time

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    Kafka on the shore is p cool
     
  12. Sear

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    House of Leaves was my favorite book for a while when I was younger, but I was lukewarm on it after rereading a few years back.

    I felt like after you get past the novelty of the presentation, it's a Decent Horror Story wrapped in an ornate package. It's tough because I appreciate the creative use of format and certain tropes (e.g., unreliable narrators), but I can't ignore the pretentiousness.

    I might have soured on Danielewski because I was so disappointed with Only Revolutions. I tried to like that book, but it tries even harder to posture as self-important. Reading reviews from pseudo-intellectual fans who saw this as a prime opportunity to flex their elitism and claim they totally "got it" and it was so deep and meaningful just increased my distaste for it. It's not worth reading. It's pretty bad, actually -- one of the few books on my shelves that will never get taken down for a reread.

    Also, he wears a fedora and said this:

    As someone who unconditionally loves David Lynch, that's just too god damn pretentious even for me.

    That aside, I still like House of Leaves. Just not as much as I did originally.
     
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  13. Sear

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    the reviews are better than the book itself (for Only Revolutions)

    and then... wait for it.... here's the 5-star review that compares it to numerous classical writers

     
  14. AgelessDrifter

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    100% same on all of this. I tried to get through Only Revolutions at least twice and did not succeed

    I assumed my lukewarm reread a few years ago of HoL was mostly just because the novelty isn't novel the second time around, but after reading the signiconic quote you just posted I worry that maybe my taste had just gotten better since the first time
     
  15. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    Was Only Revolutions the one you could read both directions and it had different approaches to the story?
     
  16. Sear

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    Yeah, you're supposed to read 8 pages and then flip it over to read 8 pages from the other side.

    The idea sounds cool in theory (and the physical book design is nice), but the prose is incoherent. And unlike House of Leaves, there's nothing interesting going on anyway.

    I had the same thought. I think HoL actually is pretty good, but Danielewski will go down as a one-hit wonder. He's had 20 years.

    I tried The Fifty Year Sword and the first volume of The Familiar, too. They're not good. The latter in particular is just a whole lot of words about nothing. There's no hook to any of it.

    It's a shame because he is capable of writing a compelling character (Johnny Truant) and getting you invested. I think he just fell too far into the deep end of the avant-garde bullshit pool after writing HoL. I think I read somewhere that The Familiar was supposed to "KILL THE NOVEL FORMAT". Come on. Are you a writer or a post-modern artist?
     
  17. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    I barely made it through the HoL but I was a teen when I read it, supposedly he drops in satire about the higher end of writing but it's really only distinguishable to those that read in that manner?

    like the rick and morty train episode about being meta, I DONT CARE FOR YOUR META WRITERS ENTERTAIN MEEEEEEEEEE
     
  18. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    My family in Redmond Washington got me hooked on the Canadian show Red Green when I was a kid

    Remember, I'm pulling for you. We're all in this together

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  19. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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  20. Utumno

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    zero zero zero looks p good 2 me but then i checked and it's a series.

    am i the only one who gets turned off by series now? it's like massive rpgs. i know i'll enjoy them but i don't want to commit the time.

    why not just a movie and a couple sequels. :/