"Banlieue 13" (District 13/ District B13 - very bad translated titles) is fucking great. It's silly and frenetic and imaginative, everything that action movies should be. It's a bit strange that it completely flopped in the US, since Luc Besson is pretty well known and it's a fucking great movie, but maybe it's just a bit too French ; you won't really get how close to reality it is unless you've followed a little bit of French news in the last 10 years, and then it's got the French goofiness with silly cars and parkour and banging soundtrack. It's the best Parkour in a movie for sure
Feynman's "Messenger Lectures" - ( "The Character of Physical Law" ) ; this is available from Bill Gates but that's a fucking stupid ploy to make you use stupid Silverlight , just download the torrents. God these are so good. You don't really need any strong physics or math background, these are aimed at college students, but Feynman always aims high and doesn't talk down, so you do have to be smart to follow. It's so satisfying and invigorating to watch something that's actually intellectually stimulating, it makes my brain start firing. I wish I could watch only things like this all the time.
High Stakes Poker is back on now and as usual is amazing. It sucks they ditched Aj Benza in the booth though, obviously he was just a talking bag of puss, but Gabe can't work solo, commentary is always a team; Gabe Kaplan alone is almost like John Madden alone - not good.
Full Tilt "Durrr" Million Dollar Challenge is also interesting. The first 6 episodes are a bit boring because he's playing against pretty weak opponents, but in episode 7 Zigmund sits in and they play some insane PLO. It's also funny to see that Durrr was playing these games all day long while Isildur was tearing him up every night; Durrr wound up losing around $3M to Isildur very quickly. It's very interesting to watch Durrr play, partly because he gives tons of action which makes things interesting, but also because he plays so weird that it creates all kinds of new situations and thought patterns. Some of the things that he does are just so exploitable, but people are afraid to do the right thing against him. For example, Durrr will often bluff when it's clear that the opponent has a very very strong hand; people think "he knows I have a strong hand, so he must not be bluffing" and fold, when really they need to just open their game way up against him. Similarly Durrr rarely folds to 3-bets. The correct counter play to that is to 3-bet a lot of good hands, and then be very happy to play big pots with anything decent post flop. The problem is people are so afraid of variance and big pots that they try to pot control and wind up giving Durrr the pot.