The Potemkin League
In 2005 the Glazer family took over Man United in Footballs first leveraged buyout. In 2007 America duo Tom Hicks and George Gillett purchased Liverpool football club in the same manner despite promises to the contrary. The Potemkin league chronicled the unfortunate ownership of the two Americans and found a city and culture that was diametrically opposed to their methods. The documentary discovers the Shankly spirit, crushed by the Thatcher years, awakened in the city and followed the events as they unfold.
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The Potemkin League torrent reviews
(es) wrote: Very underrated southern mystery bursting with sin
(nl) wrote: I enjoyed this movie very much. Classic role from Ben Kingsley. Moody and suspenseful.
(fr) wrote: Still Alive Even Eddie Vedder is in Kurt Cobain's shadow in some ways. It's a bit disheartening to realize, but it's not entirely surprising. Ask Mick Jagger what he thinks about John Lennon, I guess, not that I'm putting either Eddie or Kurt into that stratum--and it's worth noting that I think there are more similarities between the Beatles and Pearl Jam and between the Stones and Nirvana than the other way 'round. But even in a rather lengthy documentary about Pearl Jam, we have to take the time out to talk about Kurt. There's even stock footage of Kurt's own conflicting feelings about Eddie and about Pearl Jam. And Cameron Crowe felt the need to include bits of that Andy Rooney segment from just after Kurt's death that made me so very angry at the time and still doesn't fill me with great joy now. I admit that I tend to chalk Kurt's death up to "you shouldn't medicate for depression with heroin," but that's more effort at understanding him than Andy Rooney put in. First, there was Green River, back in the '80s. After Green River came Mother Love Bone. When Andrew Wood died of a heroin overdose, there was no more Mother Love Bone. Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament then joined up with Mike McCready, whose own band (Shadow) had fallen apart. They were looking for a singer, and former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons sent a tape of some of their instrumental tracks to San Diego-based Eddie Vedder, who wrote lyrics and sent a tape of himself singing them back up to Seattle. And then, there was Pearl Jam. (Okay, then there was Mookie Blaylock, but then, there were fears of copyright infringement.) For more than twenty years now, there has been Pearl Jam. There was [i]Ten[/i] and [i]Vs.[/i] and the battle with Ticketmaster. There was the cover of [i]Time[/i]. There was Kurt's death and the fallout. There were conflicts within the band and within themselves. And through all that, there has been music. Yeah, okay. I've always been a huge Pearl Jam fan. I've written a found poem of Pearl Jam lyrics, in fact. (Maybe I'll post it over on Deviant Art.) This is because, as powerful as the music is, the lyrics to me have always been poetry. Even when I don't know what they mean, they feel right--"She dreams in colour she dreams in red," for example. For a couple of years in high school, I had some friends who called me Jeremy, because I'd had the song stuck in my head for like three weeks. I think the music that sticks with you most is the music you listened to when you were figuring out who you were. For me, that covers about six years--figuring out who I was took longer, but I didn't listen to the radio much after that. What I was listening to was the copy of [i]Vs.[/i] my first boyfriend gave me, among other things. The music I had already connected to. So, no, I don't listen to new music much anymore, but I still listen to music. I still listen to this music. Actually, this documentary helps put a better picture on the Kurt Cobain thing than any of the various documentaries about Nirvana that I got through during "N." (It's odd that there's so much more in the library catalog for Nirvana, but I guess that's because Eddie Vedder is still alive and surly and Kurt is dead and surly.) These guys start with acknowledging that, yeah, Kurt brought some of it on himself. And he wasn't always a nice guy. And, yes, there are some really great things about being a rock star. (And while they don't say it, it's still true that music is a hard business to be a real success in without going under the microscope; the band didn't participate in the [i]Time[/i] story that got Eddie's face on the cover.) But you can't speak out about the problems without being patronized. When the band was testifying to the Department of Justice about the Ticketmaster monopoly, someone actually just pretty much called them "darling boys." How can you take life seriously after that? The band is still together twenty years on. They aren't as huge, but hardly anyone is as huge twenty years on as they were when they first became stars, no matter what kind of star they are. I think in many ways, it's because they've taken the advice that Neil Young wanted to give Kurt. They worry less about what people think about them. After all, it's let Neil Young survive in the music business almost as long as Eddie Vedder's been alive. There's no nostalgia to the days when they were selling out arenas the world over; those days weren't as fun as just getting together with the guys and playing good music in a smaller venue, I think. They don't worry about it anymore. It's not a bad lesson, though I'm not sure it's one Kurt was capable of learning. Eddie Vedder has his issues--though I note that the recent convert footage of "Alive" has him changing the word "daddy" to "father," a change of which I approve--but his don't seem to be biochemical. It's easier to deal with that. Also, I don't think he's ever been a heroin addict.
(us) wrote: A very good side story to the games. May be lacking to those who never played the game but still good for the action.
(mx) wrote: Cherry Pie Picache is gonna depress me for days.
(br) wrote: Surprisingly graphic, tense, and eerie, I feel The Ruins has found a number of successes. Though far from a great horror film, the Ruins never pretends to be something it's not - and what it is is a story of four friends who meet a german backpacker whilst on vacation in Cancun and decide to join him in an ultimately doomed mission to an off-the-map Mayan pyramid. The rest of the film, about an hour, takes place on this pyramid where they are unable to leave and are viciously torn apart and psychologically broken down by the 'living' plants that call the pyramid home. I liked it - a lot. I think any lover of the young, gorey, american tourist cliched horror sub-genre would love it. I'd watch it again for sure and share it with a few friends.
(jp) wrote: Dan in Real Life is a delicately balanced comedy with a witty and reflective script, intimate performances, a New England folks-esque soundtrack, and truly original premise. Don't forget the special music for Ruthie Pigface. Such a good movie.
(fr) wrote: Interesting story but really good.
(gb) wrote: This movie has some of the worst acting and directing to come out of the 80's. The overall story isn't great, but I feel it could have been if it was in the hands of better filmmakers. Didn't hate it, but I can't see myself watching it again anytime soon.
(gb) wrote: Genialissime ! D'une acidit et d'une lucidit salutaire ! Encore plus d'actualit de nos jours.
(us) wrote: Killing Season featured 2 big time actors and they were the only characters in the film 90% of the time. Limiting the film to these two meant the plot had to be great to make it a good movie and unfortunately it feel short. After the beginning sequence it was pretty much a face off between the two and they were just trying to kill each other the whole time. There were some big set pieces that were very unbelievable because guys their age would of either died from the events or been so hurt they wouldn't be able to walk. There was a war story from the past thrown in and each guy tried to be sentimental at times but in the end it was just a weak movie even with the star power. The ending was boring and this one on one battle movie needed a lot more to make it worthwhile.
(us) wrote: Off-the-wall comedy? Action? Romance? Dramedy? Implausibly ridiculous and impossible to categorize but fun entertainment nonetheless. Baldwin witnesses about a dozen felonies happen right in front of him in 90mins and I've yet to see one in all my life but so be it. Guess I need to pay more attention when I go out.