Film thread (and the odd book)

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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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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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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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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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