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    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 9th Jan 12, 7:50 AM
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    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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    • arthurdick
    • By arthurdick 7th Sep 18, 11:15 PM
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    Watched Hereditary. last night, it was ok really, there were a few things happened that I was not expecting, like the car accident scene, wasn't expecting that. All in all, not a too bad film.
    4371/3 =1457.. some people won't accept that though.
    Corduroy pillows are making headlines!
    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 9th Sep 18, 7:07 PM
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    A Dangerous Man (2009)

    Not too bad.

    Difference with few nationalities pitted against each other, though some of the Seagal's Kung-Fu was more like happy slapping

    Usual snakes in the grass!

    What a body count
    • joho
    • By joho 10th Sep 18, 9:31 AM
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    We watched American Animals last night. It was a nice easy watch, based on a true story. Didn't have me on the edge of my seat but kept me entertained.
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    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 10th Sep 18, 2:41 PM
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    Killing Gunther - A "comedy mockumentary" about a bunch of hitmen intent on bumping off one of the "greatest hitmen ever known". It's very silly but enjoyable enough. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Gunther, and he obviously enjoyed the role (he gets to wear lots of silly costumes) but he doesn't turn up until about an hour into the film. The film really should have been better, considering the cast, though.
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 10th Sep 18, 11:52 PM
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    BlacKkKlansman - a really powerful film, with Spike Lee back to his best telling the story of a black police officer infiltrating the KKK on the phone, with his white (Jewish) colleague then having to go along to the meetings and pretend to be him. There were obvious parallels between when the film is set (1970s) and today's America. Some of the jibes at Trump are less than subtle, but the footage of recent events at the end of the film really brings the message home. This film is a 'must see' to my mind.

    The Children Act - based on Ian McEwan's novel, it tells the story of a workaholic judge (Emma Thompson) who has to decide whether a 17-year-old boy should be given blood to save his life. Thompson is excellent and the film is mostly good, but loses its way a little, I feel, in the middle before being pulled back for the end. Parts of it have the feel of elements of McEwan's Enduring Love. I have never been a great fan of his books (I still don't understand how Amsterdam won the Man Booker, as it was awful and I found the story of On Chesil Beach unbelievable), but this film is worth seeing, not least for Thompson and the supporting cast (including Stanley Tucci as the long-suffering husband).

    Yardie - Idris Elba's directorial debut is a solid one. Mainly set in 1980s London, it focuses on the drug scene from a Jamaican perspective. The accents take some getting used to (apparently it is subtitled in the States!) and the film has an impressive authenticity.

    All three of these films are worth seeing, but it is BlacKkKlansman that stands out for me.
    'I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father. Not screaming and terrified like his passengers.' (Bob Monkhouse).

    Sky? Believe in better.

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    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 10th Sep 18, 11:58 PM
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    (I still don't understand how Amsterdam won the Man Booker, as it was awful and I found the story of On Chesil Beach unbelievable)
    Originally posted by Spidernick
    I also hated Amsterdam.
    • JasonLVC
    • By JasonLVC 11th Sep 18, 8:57 AM
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    PS - surely the best zombie film is 28 Weeks Later? I also have a soft spot for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Warm Bodies.
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    Zombieland for me is the best zombie movie, but 28 Weeks later comes a close second.
    Anger ruins joy, it steals the goodness of my mind. Forces me to say terrible things. Overcoming anger brings peace of mind, a mind without regret. If I overcome anger, I will be delightful and loved by everyone.
    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 11th Sep 18, 3:34 PM
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    The Secret Garden (2017)

    Enjoyable, mysterious, quirky, magical rolled into one


    Didn't expect the twist


    Different film to the one I imagined.



    Rented free (with voucher) @ Chili
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 15th Sep 18, 12:06 PM
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    Despite the negative reviews, I enjoyed The Predator and laughed a lot (as did others in the cinema). I thought the lead actor lacked any charisma though (I know Arnie doesn't either, but there is something about him) and was miscast, but that may just be me. If you don't think about the plot too much and just go for the ride then it's enjoyable enough.
    '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!)
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 16th Sep 18, 11:54 PM
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    Crazy Rich Asians is a delightful rom-com. In many ways it reminded me of Crocodile Dundee (to the extent that the main character became a fish out of water in an alien environment) and the ending seemed to give a significant nod to this film. Apparently it is the first wholly Asian-cast Hollywood film for 25 years (I'm not sure what the last one was), so 2018 is proving to be a year of diversity, following Blank Panther's cast list (Martin Freeman excepted) earlier in the year.
    '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!)
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