Film thread (and the odd book)

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:54 pm

I've just watched the first two episodes of Mayans MC on BBC catch up (all the episodes are on there btw). Apparently it's a spin off from Sons Of Anarchy (I watched the first series years ago but never bothered with any more, I probably should because everyone raves about it) and it also has a touch of the excellent Gangland Undercover to it.

It's well worth a watch imo. Especially with the quiet days and nights we may be having. 7.5/10.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by harry_rag » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:02 pm

Special Branch is currently being shown at 9:00 on Forces TV (Freeview 96), after a double helping of Never the Twain! {8

It’s a bit like a trial run for the making of The Sweeney minus Jack Reagan and any real sense of drama but ir’s an interesting watch for anyone with a sense of nostalgia for early 70s TV. Patrick Mower crops up in half the episodes, in his prime.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Col » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:34 pm

Special Branch rings a bell but I can't exactly remember it. I remember Patrick Mower from way back on Callan. :)

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by harry_rag » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:41 pm

Was he in the series or just the film?

Crops up in roughly every other Special Branch as “special guest artist”. Got a couple of guest appearances in the Sweeney as one half of a pair of Aussie crooks with George Leyton then went on to star in Target.

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Post by Col » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:47 pm

I'll have to go and google it harry, I'm sure it was the series.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Col » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:49 pm

Yeah, in the series with Anthony Valentine as well. :thumbs

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by harry_rag » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:03 pm

I believe he’s in the Devil Rides Out that starts soon on Horror!

And to think he’s ended up in Emmerdale! :)

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:43 pm

I’ve just read No Nonsense by Joey Barton (No Sense would’ve fitted him more!). It was fairly good, and kept me entertained while not really changing my opinion of him. We all know people like him, they’re wankers but you can’t help but like them.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by harry_rag » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:45 pm

The series of Callan starts on Talking Pictures TV at 9:00 tomorrow. Fans of Edward Woodward will be in rapture because, on Tuesday, the Equalizer is being shown from the beginning on Forces TV!

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:28 pm

The Upside. Film snobs are panning this remake of the great French film Intouchibles. They’re wrong imo.

While the story is the same, an American version will be seen by an audience that didn’t know the original film existed, or didn’t want to watch a subtitled film. It was funny, heart warming and enjoyable.

Starring Bryan Cranston as a quadriplegic billionaire, he takes on the petty criminal Kevin Hart as his carer. Hart’s character didn’t want the job, he just wanted a signature to say that he’d been for a job interview to please his parole officer. It’s not too dissimilar to The Green Book in that the two characters grow to like and respect each other.

7.5/10 for me.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:32 pm

kenbo wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:06 am
I'm no fan of the Oscars, PW, but I see the black actor is 1/6 for best supporting actor. And the film itself is 7/2 for best picture.
Green Book actually won the Oscar for best picture. I’m going to take my earlier post as a tip, and claim a 7/2 winner!! ;x; ;x;


It’s well worth a watch.

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Post by Col » Sat May 11, 2019 10:46 am

Stan & Ollie

The story of Laurel and Hardy after their golden years at Hollywood.
Not sure what I'd make of this as I've never been a Steve Coogan fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed this.

It's fair to say that Coogan is brilliant in this.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Sat May 11, 2019 6:47 pm

I put it on a few weeks ago, Col. I gave up after 20 minutes though. That was much longer than I gave the Holmes and Watson film!

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Col » Sat May 11, 2019 6:52 pm

Strange eh

I was looking forward to watching it so I gave it time to settle in, I found it sad, funny and moving at the same time.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by salmon spray » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:19 am

I'm going to revive this thread in order to make two recommendations.
I'm not exactly a Tarantino fanboy but his latest "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood" may well be a masterpiece. Despite the darkish material it is hysterically funny (intentionally) in places and both Pitt and di Caprio,about both of whom I've had reservations in the past are excellent. If it's still around near you watch it at the cinema,but most of Tarantino's work has ended up on Netflix so I daresay it will be there sooner or later.
Talking of which,for those of you who are subscribers,there is an excellent mini-series on there called " Unbelievable". Brilliantly written and acted. I actually got through all 8 episodes in a couple of days which is unusual for me. Has a feminist agenda,but in an understated way that I didn't find crass or objectionable.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by PlaceWinner » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:04 pm

yes Hollywood worth a watch...for the ending alone!

Not my favourite Tarantino film, but visually impressive
"This will not be beaten"

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:29 pm

Im planning on watching it soon, Salmon. I’ve not been a huge fan of QT recent work though.

We watched Unbelievable too. I enjoyed it. The title is a very apt name for the series.


I’ve just watched Green Book again. I think that’s my favourite recent film.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:48 pm

I’ve just started watching Brassic on Sky on demand. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m enjoying it. The characters are likeable rogues, and Michelle Keegan is a bit of eye candy.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by nick » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:02 am

kenbo wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:48 pm
I’ve just started watching Brassic on Sky on demand. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m enjoying it. The characters are likeable rogues, and Michelle Keegan is a bit of eye candy.
Disgusting, outrageous, obscene - I'm ashamed of you, Kenners :> .

BUT absolutely hilarious :clap :clap .

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:06 pm

Good man. :thumbs

I didn’t expect much from it, it was a welcome surprise.

My missus kept sayin ‘this looks shit’, then she got hooked on it herself. :lol

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:09 pm

I’ve just watched Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. I thought it was absolute rubbish.

If an unknown had directed it then they would’ve been panned. As it was QT, everybody seems to join in the lovefest and say how great it was. It wasn’t!

Nearly three hours long, no real plot, and the ending wasn’t what I was waiting for! No spoiler there!

A generous 4/10. Although the film was shit,the acting was pretty good, and there was no mistaking QT’s unique camera style, even though a few have followed suit in recent years.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Col » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:11 pm

Cheers Kenners
I've been waiting to see it, but my young lad had the same views as you.

Don't think I'll bother now.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:37 pm

There was a funny scene featuring Bruce Lee. He said he’d be able to ‘do’ Cassius Clay in a fight, and Brad Pitt’s character took exception to it. What ensued was good.

If you’ve got three hours spare, put it on in the background, there’s no real plot to follow so you won’t miss much!

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:01 pm

Hustlers. A group of strippers resort to drugging city bankers during the recession,and maxing out their credit cards at the strip club.

It’s well worth a watch just to see J-Lo writhing around in next to nothing. The visual wank-bank has been topped up!! :lol

6/10.

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