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Author:  NervousPete [ Sun Mar 28, 2021 14:07 ]
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Hello all, sorry I've been away so long! I've been watching a lot of Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn movies of late. They're funny, sweet, crazy and altogether just lovely. Philadelphia Story is great, naturally, but I also fell head over heels for 'Holiday', which is a warm, deeply humanistic and surprisingly nuanced film - and frequently funny with it. Everybody watch more Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn.

Author:  KovacsC [ Sun Mar 28, 2021 17:33 ]
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Zardoz wrote:
Late to the party but I enjoyed the 2012 Keith Urban “Dredd” last night. Much better than the Stallone one. Gritty and very violent. Some nice nods to other characters in the graffiti. Anyone got any Slo-Mo?


They really need to make a sequel. Urban’s Dredd is great.

Author:  BikNorton [ Mon Mar 29, 2021 0:14 ]
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Yes to both Game Night and Dredd.

I only gave Game Night a chance because of Ozarks but really enjoyed it.

Dredd needs to come out again to help run in a new set of speakers.

Author:  GazChap [ Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:48 ]
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Yeah, we went to see Game Night at the cinema just because I had Unlimited at the time (and Meerkat Movies too) and it was so much better than I expected it to be.

Author:  Findus Fop [ Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:11 ]
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Watched News of the World on Saturday, the new Tom Hanks movie, directed by Paul Greengrass.

After finding it a touch yawnsome initially (old grizzled man takes vulnerable child under their wing and they must grow to get used to one another's company), it developed into something gripping and intense.

It's set after the American Civil War and really captures the sense of a fractured country, while Mr Hanks travels around reading the news to townspeople.

There are traces of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Blood Meridian, the latter especially when they arrive in a lawless town that reeks of death.

And some truly excellent set-pieces.

Well worth two hours of your time.

Author:  Satsuma [ Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:34 ]
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There are traces of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Blood Meridian, the latter especially when they arrive in a lawless town that reeks of death.



Sold. I’ll be on this later.

Author:  Satsuma [ Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:10 ]
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Findus Fop wrote:
Watched News of the World on Saturday, the new Tom Hanks movie, directed by Paul Greengrass.

After finding it a touch yawnsome initially (old grizzled man takes vulnerable child under their wing and they must grow to get used to one another's company), it developed into something gripping and intense.

It's set after the American Civil War and really captures the sense of a fractured country, while Mr Hanks travels around reading the news to townspeople.

There are traces of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Blood Meridian, the latter especially when they arrive in a lawless town that reeks of death.

And some truly excellent set-pieces.

Well worth two hours of your time.


Sorry, but you vastly oversold this. It has hints of those Cormac McCarthy novels but this is a strictly rated 12 version that doesn’t have much in the way of high drama.

It was alright, I guess, but it should have been rated 18 and darker for my tastes to really get under the skin.

Plus the CG on the sandstorm was weak as piss and the bit that follows it made me roll my eyes.

Author:  KovacsC [ Sun Apr 04, 2021 15:54 ]
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Watched Wonder Woman 84.

How can DC get stuff so wrong and Marvel get it so right?

Not even a patch on the first film. The ending seemed so so rushed.

I did like all the 80s stuff but that was about it.

Author:  Findus Fop [ Sun Apr 04, 2021 19:18 ]
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Satsuma wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
Watched News of the World on Saturday, the new Tom Hanks movie, directed by Paul Greengrass.

After finding it a touch yawnsome initially (old grizzled man takes vulnerable child under their wing and they must grow to get used to one another's company), it developed into something gripping and intense.

It's set after the American Civil War and really captures the sense of a fractured country, while Mr Hanks travels around reading the news to townspeople.

There are traces of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Blood Meridian, the latter especially when they arrive in a lawless town that reeks of death.

And some truly excellent set-pieces.

Well worth two hours of your time.


Sorry, but you vastly oversold this. It has hints of those Cormac McCarthy novels but this is a strictly rated 12 version that doesn’t have much in the way of high drama.

It was alright, I guess, but it should have been rated 18 and darker for my tastes to really get under the skin.

Plus the CG on the sandstorm was weak as piss and the bit that follows it made me roll my eyes.


Ah, that's a fair cop. I was vague about my use of those references, and while I do feel things in this film evoked memories of Cormac McCarthy, but you would have come away disappointed expecting the same level of horror. Hold my hands up to that.

But I did feel pretty stressed throughout the film, as they passed through trial after trial. On a gore front, 12 is fair, but I found much of it pretty anxiety inducing.

Author:  Malc [ Mon Apr 05, 2021 18:57 ]
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Watched the Snyder cut. So much better, slightly annoyed at the 4:3 and the FTL sheningans, really appreciated the chapter cards, perfect opportunity for loo breaks / food top ups

Author:  NervousPete [ Wed Apr 07, 2021 21:38 ]
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I'm watching an old 1941 movie. It's brilliant. It revolves around a deal a humble New England 19th century farmer makes with the devil for seven years good luck in exchange for his soul. As I say it's genuinely brilliant, the only issue is I'm spooked as the devil has just turned to me the viewer and proudly practically fourth-wall-breakingly announced that the contract has hereby been signed April the 7th and emblazoned the date in flaming letters on a tree-trunk. I don't know if it's half this bottle of rioja I've been drinking but man I'm spooked...

Anyway, it's 'The Devil & Daniel Webster' and it's on Amazon Prime to rent. I can recommend very strongly, it's bravura film-making and although fun kind of surprisingly creepy. I think a Simpson's Treehouse of Horror might have riffed on it something fierce too.

Author:  Morte [ Thu Apr 08, 2021 0:27 ]
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The Devil and Daniel Webster is a cracking film.

Author:  KovacsC [ Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:57 ]
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Malc wrote:
Watched the Snyder cut. So much better, slightly annoyed at the 4:3 and the FTL sheningans, really appreciated the chapter cards, perfect opportunity for loo breaks / food top ups


I am up to chapter 6, my goodness it is a lot better than the 2017 version.

Author:  MaliA [ Fri Apr 09, 2021 22:30 ]
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Bad Trip on Netflix is far funnier than it has any right to be.

Author:  KovacsC [ Fri Apr 09, 2021 23:47 ]
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KovacsC wrote:
Malc wrote:
Watched the Snyder cut. So much better, slightly annoyed at the 4:3 and the FTL sheningans, really appreciated the chapter cards, perfect opportunity for loo breaks / food top ups


I am up to chapter 6, my goodness it is a lot better than the 2017 version.


I really enjoyed this. I will try and watch it again before my now free trail ends.

Author:  GazChap [ Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:52 ]
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It’s just as good, if not better, in black and white.

Author:  KovacsC [ Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:58 ]
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GazChap wrote:
It’s just as good, if not better, in black and white.


I will try that on Monday.

Author:  Zardoz [ Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:32 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Bad Trip on Netflix is far funnier than it has any right to be.

That’s tonight’s film locked in then.

Author:  MaliA [ Sat Apr 10, 2021 15:27 ]
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Zardoz wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Bad Trip on Netflix is far funnier than it has any right to be.

That’s tonight’s film locked in then.


To manage your expectations: It's 90 mins of loosely linked candid camera sketches with the coffee guy from Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 in. A lot is massively puerile

Author:  KovacsC [ Sun Apr 11, 2021 19:50 ]
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GazChap wrote:
It’s just as good, if not better, in black and white.


Where is it available?

NOW only has the colour one. Unless I am missing something

Author:  GazChap [ Sun Apr 11, 2021 20:03 ]
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KovacsC wrote:
NOW only has the colour one. Unless I am missing something

Might only be on HBOMax, although its also likely to be available on your friendly neighbour’s Plex server.

Author:  KovacsC [ Sun Apr 11, 2021 20:07 ]
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GazChap wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
NOW only has the colour one. Unless I am missing something

Might only be on HBOMax, although its also likely to be available on your friendly neighbour’s Plex server.


Ah. I will have a look

Author:  KovacsC [ Sun Apr 11, 2021 20:27 ]
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Invisible man (2020)

We really liked this take on IM. Is the lead crazy? who was gaslighting who.

Really worth a watch.

Author:  Grim... [ Sun Apr 11, 2021 21:55 ]
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KovacsC wrote:
GazChap wrote:
It’s just as good, if not better, in black and white.


Where is it available?

NOW only has the colour one. Unless I am missing something

Turn the colour down on your TV?

Author:  KovacsC [ Sun Apr 11, 2021 22:01 ]
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Grim... wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
GazChap wrote:
It’s just as good, if not better, in black and white.


Where is it available?

NOW only has the colour one. Unless I am missing something

Turn the colour down on your TV?


That would work. :)

Author:  KovacsC [ Sun Apr 11, 2021 22:02 ]
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Just watched Birds of Prey. (Might as well use the free trial of NOW)

It was really quite good. Some laugh out bits. A hell of a lot better than Suicide Squad.

Author:  Warhead [ Sun Apr 11, 2021 23:55 ]
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Cras wrote:
Wullie wrote:
The Men Who Stare at Goats is on tonight, 2200 on BBC2. Is it worth a swatch?


Yeah. It's a ludicrous film, but really quite entertaining.

Finally got around to watching this last night.

Ludicous? Yes.

Entertaining? I didn't think so.

Funny? Not that I noticed.

Worth watching? Nah.

Author:  zaphod79 [ Tue Apr 13, 2021 20:02 ]
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Author:  devilman [ Wed Apr 14, 2021 20:39 ]
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If you have Amazon Prime, Sound of Metal is worth a watch.

Quote:
Metal drummer Ruben begins to lose his hearing. When a doctor tells him his condition will worsen, he thinks his career and life is over. His girlfriend Lou checks the former addict into a rehab for the deaf hoping it will prevent a relapse and help him adapt to his new life. After being welcomed and accepted just as he is, Ruben must choose between his new normal and the life he once knew.


It's a little too long at just over two hours, but I enjoyed it.

Author:  MaliA [ Wed Apr 14, 2021 21:34 ]
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Yeah, that looks excellent.

Author:  Satsuma [ Wed Apr 14, 2021 23:04 ]
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Netflix No. 1 film in the UK is Melissa McCarthy’s new vehicle Thunder Force. It’s a spoof of sorts of superhero films. I watched 40 minutes which was 40 minutes too much. It’s fucking shambolic.

Author:  KovacsC [ Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:05 ]
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Bad Boys for Life....

The 3rd in the series, a sequel that never needed to be made. Glad I watched it for free...

Author:  DavPaz [ Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:10 ]
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The should've called it "Bad Boys: What Ya Gonna Do?"

Author:  KovacsC [ Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:26 ]
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DavPaz wrote:
The should've called it "Bad Boys: What Ya Gonna Do?"


please don't let them make a 4th...

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