Film thread (and the odd book)

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

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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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

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
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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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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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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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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:37 am

I gave it half an hour. It’s definitely not gonna be for me.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Col » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:40 am

:lol Get back to work.
You on holiday mate?

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:26 pm

It was a bit cold for laying first thing this morning. We decided to extend the weekend by a day!

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:42 am

The Pharmacist-Netflix documentary.

The story of one Dads fight to bring his sons killer to justice. Once he’s done that, he goes after rogue doctors and a multi billion dollar pharmaceutical company. He recorded so much footage of what he was doing, that it really helped to make this programme. He’s like a modern day superhero. Very good.9/10.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by salmon spray » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:25 am

An odd one on Netflix is Norsemen. I thought it was hilarious but it won't be everybody's taste. Only 30 min episodes though so give one a try.
It's a bit Pythonesque but not quite as silly and much more consistent.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:49 pm

It certainly doesn’t look like my kind of thing, but I might stick an episode on one night.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by harry_rag » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:12 pm

Currently re-watching Spooks on the iplayer. Just noticed that my TV has the app for Rakuten TV on it and they’ve got a load of films you can watch for free. Nothing very exciting, probably all been on TV already, but there was a gambling related one called Lay the Favorite that I might try. Worth a look if you’ve got it on your smart tv and haven’t got one of these magic fire sticks!

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Col » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:22 pm

I'll stay with my magic firestick :lol
14 pence a day for as many films as you can handle.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by harry_rag » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:26 pm

Just posting for anyone else still behind the curve! :)

Been recording Hazell on Talking Pictures every Friday night (London private eye drama based on books co-written by Terry Venables). Just noticed they’re re-running Out at midnight so going to give that a go. Tom Bell gets released from prison with a score to settle.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:41 pm

I’ve just watched The Gentlemen, directed by Guy Ritchie . Not too much to say really, it’s Lock Stock and Snatch rolled into one. I enjoyed it, there was guns, violence and humour.

Hugh Grant stole the show for me though. He played an underhand villain, with a brilliant accent. 8/10 for me. :thumbs

I’ve got that on my TV, H. It’s very low grade stuff compared to what is available for free, or for a very small price on a firestick.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:46 pm

PS. You’ll do well if you get to the end of Lay The Favourite. I managed to, but wish I hadn’t! ;-)

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by peanut » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:34 pm

Have just watched for the first time all 8 of the Harry Potter films over the last week and was pleasantly surprised that I did not fall asleep during any of them !!!
Worth a look if you have never seen them before and if you have plenty of time on your hands :lol
On Sky Cinema :)

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