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    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 9th Jan 12, 7:50 AM
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    I luv cats
    Have you seen any good films recently
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    • 9th Jan 12, 7:50 AM
    Have you seen any good films recently 9th Jan 12 at 7:50 AM
    I recommend "Danny The Champion Of The World"

    This film is really good and with some excellent actors. We read the book @ school and it was lovely to recall the memories of the book with the movie.
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    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 14th Jun 17, 3:05 AM
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    I luv cats
    Alena (2015)


    Enjoyable film on NowTV


    Boo-hiss to the bullies esp. Filippa



    Fabienne and Alena's friendship was great.


    Chilling moments surround Josefin
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 14th Jun 17, 8:35 AM
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    I watched Sweet Home Alabama on Saturday. A lovely, funny romantic film.

    Nothing in the cinema appeals at the moment, all super heroes!
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 16th Jun 17, 12:00 AM
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    I watched My Cousin Rachel tonight. It's a thoughtful film with some very good performances, especially from Rachel Weisz in the title role. If you want a break from the various action movies with little in the way of plot, then this film might be for you.
    'I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father. Not screaming and terrified like his passengers.' (Bob Monkhouse).

    Sky? Believe in better.

    Note: win, draw or lose (not 'loose' - opposite of tight!)
    • Sam Fallow
    • By Sam Fallow 16th Jun 17, 8:39 AM
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    One for the Sci-fi fans...

    Moon (2009)

    Found it mentioned on a Youtube list of underrated films so I thought I'd give it a try. I wasn't dissappointed. Loved the way the story unfolded and a very good production.

    Recommended!
    I don't like morning people. Or mornings. Or people.
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 16th Jun 17, 12:59 PM
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    One for the Sci-fi fans...

    Moon (2009)

    Found it mentioned on a Youtube list of underrated films so I thought I'd give it a try. I wasn't dissappointed. Loved the way the story unfolded and a very good production.

    Recommended!
    Originally posted by Sam Fallow

    Directed by David Bowie's son Duncan Jones (formerly Zowie Bowie) from memory. I'd also recommend this.
    'I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father. Not screaming and terrified like his passengers.' (Bob Monkhouse).

    Sky? Believe in better.

    Note: win, draw or lose (not 'loose' - opposite of tight!)
    • Sam Fallow
    • By Sam Fallow 16th Jun 17, 6:18 PM
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    Directed by David Bowie's son Duncan Jones (formerly Zowie Bowie) from memory. I'd also recommend this.
    Originally posted by Spidernick
    Didn't know that! Are you one of the SpiderNicks from Mars?

    As I'm a brother Bowie fan like yourself, it only adds to my enjoyment of the film. Must look out for more of DJ's work.
    I don't like morning people. Or mornings. Or people.
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 17th Jun 17, 10:46 PM
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    Tonight we saw Churchill with Brian Cox very impressive in the title role. It's an interesting film for anyone who likes history and I enjoyed it.

    Are you one of the SpiderNicks from Mars?
    Originally posted by Sam Fallow
    I'm from Earth, although according to the book, men are from Mars.
    'I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father. Not screaming and terrified like his passengers.' (Bob Monkhouse).

    Sky? Believe in better.

    Note: win, draw or lose (not 'loose' - opposite of tight!)
    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 21st Jun 17, 12:37 AM
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    The Hatton Garden Job (2017)


    I enjoyed this British, old school actors with some laughter / banter.


    Mixed reviews but glad gave it a go,
    • AubreyMac
    • By AubreyMac 22nd Jun 17, 10:23 AM
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    Yesterday I watched the Nick Broomfield doc on Whitney 'Can I be me'.


    Very tragic and similar to the Amy Winehouse doc.
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 23rd Jun 17, 8:04 AM
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    I went to see the new The Mummy film last night. i's getting an awful ribbing, but if you take it for what it is, I thought it was quite good fun if you're in the mood for an enjoyable bit of nonsense.


    I do wonder if all these films showing London landmarks being destroyed (in the trailer, so not a spoiler) is a metaphor in some ways, given the way the world is at the moment!
    'I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father. Not screaming and terrified like his passengers.' (Bob Monkhouse).

    Sky? Believe in better.

    Note: win, draw or lose (not 'loose' - opposite of tight!)
    • Anesidora
    • By Anesidora 25th Jun 17, 9:41 PM
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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Disgraced financial journalist (Daniel Craig) is hired by a wealthy Swedish industrialist to solve the murder of his missing niece 40 years ago

    He enlists the help of a brilliant outcast investigator/hacker (Rooney Mara) who is troubled by events in her own past

    Rooney Mara steals the film for me, she thoroughly deserved her Oscar nomination

    The film is very dark and incredibly hard to watch but it is such a good film, there is also a sequel planned but without Daniel Craig
    And in the middle of the flood I felt my worth

    When you held onto me like I was your little life raft
    Please know that you were mine as well

    Drops of water hit the ground like God's own tears
    And spread out into shapes like
    Salad bowls and basins and buckets for bailing out the flood
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 26th Jun 17, 12:04 AM
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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Disgraced financial journalist (Daniel Craig) is hired by a wealthy Swedish industrialist to solve the murder of his missing niece 40 years ago

    He enlists the help of a brilliant outcast investigator/hacker (Rooney Mara) who is troubled by events in her own past

    Rooney Mara steals the film for me, she thoroughly deserved her Oscar nomination

    The film is very dark and incredibly hard to watch but it is such a good film, there is also a sequel planned but without Daniel Craig
    Originally posted by Anesidora
    You should watch the original Swedish version (of the whole trilogy, in fact), as this is even better IMO and I also think Noomi Rapace played the title character better than Mara (but with no Oscar nomination, of course!).
    'I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father. Not screaming and terrified like his passengers.' (Bob Monkhouse).

    Sky? Believe in better.

    Note: win, draw or lose (not 'loose' - opposite of tight!)
    • Sam Fallow
    • By Sam Fallow 26th Jun 17, 4:13 AM
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    The Recall

    Really just another 'group of young friends at a remote log cabin' type of film with a script from the cliche catalogue.

    It'll never be big box-office but, perfect for a Sunday afternoon.
    I don't like morning people. Or mornings. Or people.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 26th Jun 17, 8:48 AM
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    I watched the the Quatermass Experiment yesterday on the Horror channel, all entertaining stuff....
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 26th Jun 17, 1:33 PM
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    You should watch the original Swedish version (of the whole trilogy, in fact), as this is even better IMO and I also think Noomi Rapace played the title character better than Mara (but with no Oscar nomination, of course!).
    Originally posted by Spidernick
    Was going to say that the Swedish versions are far superior.
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 26th Jun 17, 1:39 PM
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    Wonder Woman - An entertaining enough action film with a decent female lead. Not quite as good as the hype was suggesting, IMO, but worth a watch. Certainly far superior to the dreadful Batman V Superman.


    The Great Wall (Amazon rental) - A collaboration between the Chinese and US film industries. Set in China with a largely Chinese cast, but with Matt Damon playing an Irish (yes, I know) mercenary. The plot is fairly run-of-the-mill (involving fights with hoards of monsters, and a plot to steal the legendary Chinese black powder) but the effects are good and the fights spectacular. I was also expecting it to be the typical "white saviour" rubbish like Avatar or Dances with Wolves, but it wasn't really like that at all. Worth a look.
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 26th Jun 17, 1:41 PM
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    Passengers - Sci-fi romance with Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. I really enjoyed this one - it's about two people who are woken up 90 years too early on an expedition to colonize another planet. They find themselves alone in space and have to figure out how to survive.
    • flissh
    • By flissh 26th Jun 17, 2:05 PM
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    Mr Church, Eddie Murphy plays a straight role really well, had me in tears.

    Lion, Dev patel another tear jerker.

    Loving, a true story about inter racial marriage in Virginia when it was illegal.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 26th Jun 17, 5:57 PM
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    Wonder Woman - An entertaining enough action film with a decent female lead. Not quite as good as the hype was suggesting, IMO, but worth a watch. Certainly far superior to the dreadful Batman V Superman.


    The Great Wall (Amazon rental) - A collaboration between the Chinese and US film industries. Set in China with a largely Chinese cast, but with Matt Damon playing an Irish (yes, I know) mercenary. The plot is fairly run-of-the-mill (involving fights with hoards of monsters, and a plot to steal the legendary Chinese black powder) but the effects are good and the fights spectacular. I was also expecting it to be the typical "white saviour" rubbish like Avatar or Dances with Wolves, but it wasn't really like that at all. Worth a look.
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    Dances with wolves is a great film. I dont think white saviour is the heart of the story. I think it's about friendship.
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 26th Jun 17, 6:38 PM
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    Dances with wolves is a great film. I dont think white saviour is the heart of the story. I think it's about friendship.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    Perhaps I was wrong to say rubbish. I've not actually seen Dances with Wolves but I have seen Avatar and Pocahontas and The Last Samurai. They're all enjoyable films but they are most certainly patronising towards the culture into which the noble white man is sent. The Great Wall, while not an amazing film, doesn't wall into that category.
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