Film thread (and the odd book)

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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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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Post by kenbo » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:59 pm

Just watched the first half of The Irishman. At three and a half hours long I couldn’t do it in one sitting, but I am enjoying it.

My only real criticism is the supposed de-aging of the cast. Apparently they spent millions digitally doing it, and the results are poor. I’d have thought any make-up artist could do a better job. Also De niro was playing a young man in one scene, and he was giving someone a beating. Unfortunately his kicking and stamping looked like that of a seventy year old man.

I don’t think I will be disappointed when I do finish it. It does look pretty good. Goodfellas is better at the time of posting though!

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Post by Col » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:11 pm

I'm looking forward to that.
My missus is watching it in parts just now, and she's enjoying it.

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Post by kenbo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:31 pm

I can’t be bothered to watch the second half of The Irishman. It obviously hasn’t got me gripped. As I say, I was enjoying it, but not enough to carry on with it. I will probably finish it off over Xmas now.

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Post by Totally Wired » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:47 pm

I bailed out after 20 mins :snooze
The Revolution starts at closing time

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:00 am

Traces. A drama set in Dundee made by the TV channel Alibi. A girl is doing a case study that is very similar to her mothers murder. Old wounds are opened, and she tries to get to the bottom of it.
There’s a few familiar faces in it, including Martin Compston from Line Of Duty (which I’m told is brilliant, but have never given it a go) and Vincent Reagan who always seems to put in a half decent performance in whatever I’ve seen him in. 8/10.

Disclaimer- The missus was watching it and I ended up getting drawn in. I’m glad I did. I also guessed who did it far too early, but I was hoping I was wrong.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Col » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:03 am

Cheers Kenners :thumbs
My missus seen a trailer for that, said it could be good.

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Post by kenbo » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:10 am

I’m sure it wasn’t all shot in Dundee, but it looked a lovely place.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Col » Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:32 pm

Traces

Yeah, enjoyed that kenners :)
It was also good figuring out the streets and parts of the city it was filmed in, Not all Dundee but most of it was. :thumbs

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Post by kenbo » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:57 am

I’m glad you liked it. I didn’t know if you’d know the area or not, I suppose that’d make it even more appealing. :thumbs

We don’t get anything set in our area. I remember an episode of Boon being filmed nearby when I was a kid. That’s about as good as it got!!!

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Post by kenbo » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:13 pm

Don’t F**k With Cats.

A three part crime documentary on Netflix. A group of Internet nerds try and track down a lad who has filmed himself killing kittens. Little do they know that kittens is only the start, a body is filmed being killed next.

This was very good. I remember reading about it in the papers at the time, and several times since.

The killer was actually very smart. He left little clues in his videos, and enjoyed the cat-and-Mouse chase. Well worth a watch. 8.5/10.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Col » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:02 pm

1917

Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldiers' brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Excellent ****

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:45 am

I normally avoid war films. This has been getting a lot of publicity recently so I may give it a go. :thumbs

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