Film thread (and the odd book)

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by peanut » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:24 pm

Yes kenbo ,Ozark is one to watch :thumbs saw it a while back and enjoyed it .

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:36 pm

Can you suggest anything along the same lines, Peanut? I can waste an hour each day trying to find something that sounds to my taste, then i end up giving up.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by peanut » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:55 pm

Off the top of my head I cannot mate ,canceled my netflix as it really is full of poor quality shows and films . As you say it is such a chore trying to find things that you do indeed give up in the end. :(

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Post by kenbo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:06 pm

I haven't looked on Netflix for years until recently. I was quite surprised with how much they have on there now, although the majority of it is garbage. They seem to have gone for quantity over quality.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by peanut » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:23 pm

Exactly , Quantity over Quality :( 8(: I did begin to wonder if it was the english version of netflix or not as there is an awful lot of asian and oriental stuff constantly being put on.

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Post by kenbo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:31 pm

There's still loads of Asian films on there. It would be better if there was a way of getting rid of all the stuff you'll never watch.

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Post by peanut » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:50 pm

Good idea but these companies think they now best and don't listen to good,practical and simple ideas from the paying public ........... or is that politicians :lol

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Col » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:36 pm

Robin Williams
Come inside my mind

Always thought Robin williams a bit too frenetic for my liking, but admired his talent.
This was really a cracking documentary celebrating the life and career of comedian Robin Williams.

Well worth a watch.

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Post by kenbo » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:52 am

Where/what did you watch that on, Col?

I think he had a bit of a fooked up life from what I've heard/read. I'm pretty sure he quit drugs the night John Belushi died, it was a wake up call for him.

He made that many films, but most of them were pretty poor. My favourite would have to be Good Will Hunting though.

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Post by Col » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:19 am

My young lad downloaded it from a torrent mate.
Not sure if it's available elsewhere, or it might be new.

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Post by kenbo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:31 pm

Murder in Soho- Who killed Freddie Mills?

I've just watched this on BBC I-Player after it be recommended to me. I'm ashamed to say I'd never heard of Freddie Mills before, but no doubt a few of you elderly gentleman have!? Linny probably priced him up a few times!

You never really get to hear the definitive truth of what happened to him. There are theories, experts views, and a slight confession in there. I suppose you have to try and make your own mind up.

It was pretty good. 7/10

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Post by Col » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:03 pm

The name rang a bell, but apart from knowing he was a boxer, knew nothing about him.
He was champion before I was even born.

Just a had a quick look through google though, could be an interesting watch. :thumbs

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:44 pm

They say he was as famous as David Beckham in his day.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Totally Wired » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:46 pm

his grave is next door to my Nans in Peckham '#
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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:08 pm

Fooking hell, what a coincidence that is.

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Post by kenbo » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:20 pm

I've just watched the first season of Breaking Bad. The whole world raves about it so I thought I'd give it a second chance (I tried watching it several years ago but couldn't get into it). While I'm enjoying it this time, the 9.5/10 rating on IMDB seems generous. Maybe it'll get better as it goes on.

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Post by PlaceWinner » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:58 am

Great series..stick with it
"This will not be beaten"

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:46 am

I will do, Placey. :thumbs

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Post by kenbo » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:50 pm

I gave up on Breaking Bad not long after my last post on here. I just couldn't get into it.

I have just watched a gem on Netflix called Calibre. Two city boys head up to Scotland on a deer hunting trip, and accidently shoot a young boy dead. The father of the boy turns a gun on one of the lads, so the other lad shoots him too.
Instead of reporting it, they hide the bodies, set up a flimsy alibi, and go back to the woods that night and bury the bodies.
Will they get away with it, or will they get caught out? You'll have to watch it to find out. :) 8.5/10

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Col » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:55 pm

Sounds good. :thumbs

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:01 pm

You won't struggle with the accents!

I was extremely surprised at how good it was.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Totally Wired » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:45 am

Maybe one for Kenbo....... SPOTLESS .... Netflix ...1 season with about a dozen episodes... its about a Bloke who,s job is to clean up crime scenes... he gets involved with Gangsters... you know where its going :lol ... filmed in London with mainly unknown actors ( to me ) ..... look out for the guvnors boy VIC 8] :lol :lol
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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by salmon spray » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:23 am

I got on Netflix and Amazon Prime 8 or 9 months ago.
Lot of rubbish on both although I mainly stick to films as really haven't got the patience to sit through 100+ episodes of these US TV series.
I must admit I have re-discovered Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In ( VERY trendy in its time ) and it is still very funny in places ( as well as showing a lot of Goldie Hawn and Judy Carne in very short mini-dresses ).

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Post by kenbo » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:35 pm

I've just looked it up on IMDB, Wired. It's not one I'd ever heard of, but I'll give it a go one night.

I do pride myself on knowing a lot of the lesser known actors, but all of them are unknowns to me too. I did spot the chap out of The Guvnors, that was a terribly brilliant film!! Is that an oxymoron I've slipped in there?

I noticed Den Of Thieves has just come out on Netflix. That's well worth a watch, especially if you just want to watch something without having to think too much. I think I mentioned it on here when I watched it.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by salmon spray » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:15 am

Just noticed the discussion about Freddie Mills above.
I don't remember him boxing but he was the prototype for 'Enery Cooper when he retired. Did a lot of media. I believe I saw him on the BBC's 6.05 Special but I would have been VERY young then.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Totally Wired » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:53 pm

i will give that a go... ken . :thumbs . i struggle to watch things that are too complex :>

my apps .. netflix , amazon,, you tube... have disappeared from my smatr tv .. any advice lads
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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Col » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:01 pm

What make TV do you have TW

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Totally Wired » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:18 pm

Sony Bravia .... about 2 years old ... col
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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Col » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:40 pm

You could try this mate
I'll have a look for any other solutions


Restoring factory settings
Steps

Press the HOME button, then select [Settings].

Select [System Settings] → [General Set-up] → [Factory Settings] → [Yes] → [Yes].

After completing this process, the initial set-up screen is displayed.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Totally Wired » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:16 pm

great stuff col... all sorted ... tar mate :thumbs
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