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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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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!)
    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 23rd Sep 18, 6:31 PM
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    Deadpool 2 (2018)


    Enjoyable whacky LOL fun!!!

    Recruiting

    Some cool music

    Heartfelt moments
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 23rd Sep 18, 7:04 PM
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    King of Thieves (about the Hatton Garden robbery of a few years ago) walks the line between not over glamorising the criminals whilst still making an interesting story very well. Ray Winstone does a very good Michael Caine impression at one point. The police don't say much, but I think that is rather the point: they are the contrast to the villains shooting their mouths off and then putting their collective feet in it (if I may mix my metaphors!).

    The House With a Clock in its Walls is basically Goosebumps meets Harry Potter, but is not as good as either. It is fine, but nothing special.

    On DVD Victoria and Abdul, based on a true story, is an enjoyable and very British film.
    '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!)
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 29th Sep 18, 9:54 PM
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    The House With a Clock in its Walls

    Its pretty insipid

    Theres not enough magic, humour or scary bits to make it one thing or another

    I took a 5 and 12 year old, the 5 yo was bored for most of it and the 12 yo was bored for the rest

    Us adults were bored for all of it

    I guess there was something for everyone but not enough of anything

    Cate Blanchett holds it together
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 8th Oct 18, 7:03 PM
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    The Wolf of Wall Street. ĦAy, caramba! is that the closest thing to pornography shown on mainstream TV? An enjoyable, er, romp nonetheless.
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 8th Oct 18, 7:07 PM
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    Johnny English Strikes Again - contrived silliness with a cyber-crime storyline. A few genuinely funny moments, especially if you like physical comedy.

    With Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, and Emma Thompson.

    It's the second best spin-off from a Barclaycard advert - ever.
    Last edited by Cornucopia; 08-10-2018 at 7:16 PM.
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    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 9th Oct 18, 8:03 PM
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    A Star is Born (2018 version) is a top quality directorial debut from Bradley Cooper, who also stars in the film, along with Lady Gaga (about whom I knew very little), in her first lead role in a film. Both the leads are excellent and the songs are good too. The bit where Ally (Lady Gaga) joins Jackson (Cooper) on stage made me tingle , it is so powerful, and if you're a softy like me, then this movie will pull your heartstrings. Recommended.

    The Hate U Give - this isn't out in the UK yet, but was shown last night as a 'secret cinema' event. It's about a black kid who is shot by a white police officer after being pulled over. I thought it was a very good film, with some interesting messages and it's amazing how far we have come with Luke Cage (on TV) and Black Panther, as there is now little surprising about seeing an almost exclusively black cast, which can only be a positive.

    The Little Stranger is based on the novel by Sarah Waters and is set after the end of WWII with supernatural goings on in a house. I enjoyed it and having Ruth Wilson (who I think has the best lips of any famous woman I can think of) in it was a bonus.

    On TV, I re-watched Field of Dreams, which is a great feel good movie even if, like me, you have very little interest in baseball. I didn't realise this marked Burt Lancaster's final film role.

    On DVD Wild with Reese Witherspoon is worth seeing. Like the film Race, the title has a double meaning, as the main character goes for a walk in the wild and is escaping her own wild lifestyle. It made me want to add The Pacific West Trail (featured in the film) to the Appalachian Trail (see A Walk in the Woods) which I plan to do at some point.
    '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!)
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 11th Oct 18, 6:42 PM
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    Night School - Patchy Kevin Hart vehicle.
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    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 13th Oct 18, 5:31 PM
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    On our outbound flight I watched,

    Ghost Stories- it was an interesting story line and has some good acting in it.

    Jurrasic World:Fallen Kingdom- I've enjoyed all the Jurrasic World films and this one was no exception.

    Inbound I watched,

    Avengers:Infinity War- I loved it, there was so many characters in it, Rocket Raccoon is one of my favourites.

    Rampage- Light hearted fun with The Rock. It's probably not aimed at my demographic but I really enjoyed it.

    I started to watch A Quiet Place but kept on falling asleep, I don't think that was a reflection of the film just a long flight.
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    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 14th Oct 18, 5:32 PM
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    Kidulthood (2006)

    Adulthood
    (2015)

    Brotherhood
    (2016)

    Enjoyed (again) this Urban, Gritty, Brutal film Trilogy.

    Noel Clarke is a master of this Genre!

    Some lads from E4 Youngers in Brotherhood

    Shank (2010)

    Watched today, not as good as the others and slow. LOL oddball characters
    Last edited by I luv cats; 15-10-2018 at 6:37 PM. Reason: another film
    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 20th Oct 18, 10:57 AM
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    The Black Cat (1981)

    Watched the enjoyable little so and so feline star again.

    Better watch out and keep puss on my good side



    The House by the Cemetery
    (1981)

    Not too bad, grizzly gory moments.

    Glad stuck with it but hard going some of the time.


    Fear in the city of the living dead (1980)


    Not too bad. Some OMG moments (the drill for one!)

    Bit crazy
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