Preacher – TV series

Preacher is an American television series … starring Dominic Cooper. It is an adaptation of the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and published by DC Comics …

Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer: A small-town preacher who is on a mission to find God. …

Season 1 received largely positive reviews from critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave the series an approval rating of 90% …

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I want to recommend this TV show. But can’t. It’s too dark. Too weird.

And not quite coherent enough to want to continue to season 2.

I do like Lucy Griffiths as Emily Woodrow: single mother, waitress, church organist, bookkeeper and Custer’s loyal right hand.

The two angels Fiore and DeBlanc are intriguing too.

Bermuda hosts 2017 America’s Cup

Tiny Bermuda, population 65,000, is hosting one of the major sporting events of the world.

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… June 2017 … contested between the Challenger who will be the winner of the 2017 Louis Vuitton Cup and the Defender, Oracle Team USA, the winner of the 2013 America’s Cup.

One of the attractive features in the successful Bermuda bid was its ability to accommodate coveted time slots in each of the respective teams’ home countries. …

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Most people don’t know much about Bermuda. They’ll know a LOT more after TV coverage of this event.🙂

film set in Rio – Elite Squad

I stayed 5 nights in Rio’s Babilônia favela.

Here’s the balcony view.

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It’s very tranquil in 2016. I’d recommend you stay there if vacationing in Rio.

Babilônia was controlled for years by drug traffickers linked to the Terceiro Comando (Third Command) organization. In June 2009 police occupied the area without firing a shot. It’s been pacified and gentrified.

The film Tropa de Elite (2007) is about the police actions in Babilônia in 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, when the elite squad BOPE (Special Police Operation Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged. …

The movie is based on Elite da Tropa, a book by two BOPE policemen (Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais – Rio de Janeiro military police squads for special actions)

Elite Squad was an outstanding commercial success, and became a cultural phenomenon in Brazil. The film won the Golden Bear at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival. Its sequel, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, released in Brazil on October 8, 2010, holds industry records in the country for ticket sales and gross revenue.

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