Film thread (and the odd book)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Post by kenbo » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:27 pm

I’m like you, mate, I’ve never watched a Harry Potter film. I just don’t think I could bring myself to do it. I’m 95% sure I’d hate them.

Here’s a few big named films I’ve never watched, or not watched in years.

All Lord of the Rings films.
Star Wars since about 1985
James Bond this century. Have caught bits on Telly.
Any of The Godfather’s. *,

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Col » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:31 pm

I agree with all the above, apart from the Godfather, One of the best films ever made. IMO :)

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Post by kenbo » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:57 pm

I’ve just started watching season 3 of 24 again. They release a deadly virus into LA!!!

I think it’s probably the best TV to come out of America.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by harry_rag » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:49 pm

Got a feeling I'm wasting the skin on my fingertips posting this but, just in case there's any closet culture buffs, the Globe Theatre is making available a few Shakespeare plays via their YouTube channel.

https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/watch/

The one currently showing is Hamlet which is my favourite (yes, I studied it at school) so I'll be watching that at least. Who can forget Mel Gibson's take on the role. I also saw Robert Lindsay (Citizen Smith) play Hamlet at the Royal Exchange and once saw an actor with a hearing aid play the role! {8

Maybe we could schedule a puntersmate cultural evening where we all watch it at the same time with a glass of something decent on the go and then discuss it afterwards. Sign in below if you're interested. :lol

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:31 am

I hope that skin has grown back by now! :lol

Fucking Shakespeare and Global Theatre, behave yourself, H! :lol

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by harry_rag » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:45 am

You’d be surprised at how many pm’s I’ve had expressing interest. We’ll probably end up starting a WhatsApp group for it! :lol

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:18 pm

You went too far when you said ‘pm’s’. If you hadn’t have pluralised it, it would have been far more convincing! :)

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Post by kenbo » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:12 pm

The Tiger King. A gay, gun toting, hillbilly cowboy and his zoo. What can I say? It’s absolfuckingutely mental, but well worth a watch. There’s probably too many episodes, but the story changes direction a few times so they probably couldn’t reduce it much. 8/10. On Netflix btw.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by peanut » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:53 pm

kenbo wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:56 pm
I've just watched Green Book. I enjoyed it far more than I expected to. Here's somebody else's synopsis !!

In 1962, Tony "Tony Lip" Vallelonga, a tough bouncer, is looking for work with his nightclub is closed for renovations. The most promising offer turns out to be the driver for the African-American classical pianist Don Shirley for a concert tour into the Deep South states. Although hardly enthused at working for a black man, Tony accepts the job and they begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America's racial segregation. Together, the snobbishly erudite pianist and the crudely practical bouncer can barely get along with their clashing attitudes to life and ideals. However, as the disparate pair witness and endure America's appalling injustices on the road, they find a newfound respect for each other's talents and heart to face them together. In doing so, they would nurture a friendship and understanding that would change both their lives.

It's actually shot without preaching to the audience which makes a change for this kind of film. 8/10 from me. :thumbs
Just finished watching it , very good :thumbs

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:10 am

I’m glad you liked it. I’ve watched it a couple of times since I first posted on here.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by bollybear » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:17 pm

I remember some time ago that a few of us used to watch Gold Rush. At present they are showing Parker's Trail, with Parker prospecting in Ausralia. He was very much a " Marmite" character but with hindsight it was maybe an age thing. He has grown up in this series and it is a good watch.
It seems as if decent ground is at a premium in the Yukon and this may be the future.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:31 am

I’m still watching them, Bolly.

Parker is a bit of a prick, but he’s turned out to be the best gold miner on the show.

The ‘Deep Water’ with Dakota Fred was good too.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by valirimax » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:51 am

i prefer gold divers/bering sea gold (think they changed the name).gold rush got a bit boring for me.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:39 pm

I did try that a few years ago, it just seemed like a poor mans Gold Rush.

I thought Gold Rush had evolved quite nicely.

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by harry_rag » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:08 pm

And I get stick for watching effing Shakespeare! :lol

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by kenbo » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:25 pm

Rightly so imo! ;-)

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Timmo » Fri May 01, 2020 11:40 am

Normal Life on i-player decent watch
Young couple have a secret relationship at college then moves on to uni

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Re: Film thread (and the odd book)

Post by Timmo » Fri May 01, 2020 5:06 pm

Timmo wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 11:40 am
Normal Life on i-player decent watch
Young couple have a secret relationship at college then moves on to uni
It's Normal People *,

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