Film you recently watched: part 3

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by BigRossLittleRoss, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    So last night my wife and daughter decided to watch a movie on Netflix called Penguin Bloom. I tried everything I could to get out of it as it was quite obviously a film perfect for my wife and daughter, but ended up sitting down with them to watch it fully expecting to be asleep within the hour.

    I was fantastic. The only issue is the bloke who played the policeman from Walking Dead is the husband so every time he walks into a room I'm expecting a zombie to come running. Recommended.
     
  2. Peanut Butter Falcon.

    Lovely.
     
  3. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Last night I finally got round to watching "Mike Bassett: England Manager" and I have to say I genuinely enjoyed it and was surprised that there were many laugh out loud moments (Pelé's 2nd cameo was a highlight).

    I'm assuming that it was filmed at Leavesden but in the montage of Bassett's playing career, there was a brief clip of when he was a keeper and it's definitely the old Vicarage Road end and looks like 'genuine action' of a GK letting a howler I'm presuming taken when we were in Div 2 or lower anyone know if it is a real game and who it was?
     
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  4. Goodfellas
     
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  5. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member


    Not for the squeamish and a predecessor of The Hunger Games with a little The Running Man (not Carol Reed's take on insurance fraud) thrown in. It immediately challenges the viewer and one of the greatest cinema taboos. Ultimately it settles into a far more gorier Lord of the Flies and survival of the fittest. Some cannot overcome their conditioning but for most the thin veneer of civilized behaviour is just that.

    Now getting a 4K remaster from Arrow Films. Gattaca a science fiction set in a dystopian eugenic driven future is all about the triumph of the will. This too is getting a well deserved 4K upgrade. And remains entirely relevant to the current world in the use and progress of genetic engineering.


     
  6. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    There is a good episode on Netflix of Explained about designer DNA and one of the guys they are interviewing said he was inspired by Gattaca!
     
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  7. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    I haven't watched Battle Royale in years, cracking film.
     
  8. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member



    As the Duke of Wellington in that masterpiece Waterloo:

     
  9. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I feel a bit of a fraud (I haven't actually seen it) but the Geordies are very complimentary about "Offside":

     
  10. Mollyboo

    Mollyboo First Year Pro

    Thanks for the heads up, wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    I want a magpie now
     
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  11. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Really enjoyed this:

     
  12. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Just a shame the TV series was absolutely f**king woeful.
     
  13. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Red Sparrow. Bought the steelbook last year and gave it a spin the other week. Will be trading it on an appropriate forum once the pandemic is over.

    From the opening premise that a company such as the Bolshoi would discard an etoile on the scrapheap I was starting to lose interest. Implausiblity. Plenty of violence and sex followed right in your face most of the time perhaps in a desperate attempt to garner attention from a meandering illogical plot. Topical certainly given the decline in relations between the West and Russia and topical as well for another empowered female assassin which seems rather popular following the tedious Atomic Blonde and Anna.

    Even the performances of Jeremy Irons and Charlotte Rampling who must need the pay cheque cannot rescue this one. You can guess the plot twist halfway in. Subtle it is not.
     
  14. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Anyone see that Black Klansman thing the other night of C4?

    We were quite looking forward to it, but it was a disappointment to be honest. Cifriana liked it and yes, it was fairly funny in parts, but I thought it could have been done so much better.

    It was supposed to draw parallels with Trump, but apart from an 'America First bit, it really didn't and so all the anti-Trump stuff was tacked right on to the very end.

    We know there's going to be racist language and lots of it, but boy this has a surfeit. It is overflowing with it. A bit too much I thought. A bit too much airing of KKK self-justification arguments too - I could see white people watching that and thinking they agree with the Klan.

    The portrayal of the Klansmen was very clumsy. The backwards hillbilly 'haw haw haw' that was in the background of their discussions all the time, could have been in a comic. Meanwhile David Duke and the retiring President of the Klan branch came across as almost likeable. Very clumsy and unbelievable characters.

    Finally, nobody, no matter how much of a stupid Klan backwards hillbilly would EVER believe that the black detective's voice on the phone was anything like the white detective who showed up at the meetings. There's just no way. Daniel Washington obviously can't do different voices very well.

    Clumsy sensationalism, mildly amusing in places: 5/10
     
  15. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Godzilla vs Kong
    vs Giant Robot Godzilla

    Does exactly what it says on the tin. Highly recommended.
     
  16. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Watched this and really enjoyed it- ta!
     
  17. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Great little film isn't it. Tip o'the hat to the film-maker.
     
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  18. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    "Palm Springs" on Netflix. A new twist on Groundhog Day. Worth watching just for "Roy".
     
  19. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    Watched this on the weekend and loved it. I still find it amazing that Andy Samburg is 42.
     
  20. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Excellent film!
     
  21. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Watched "Thunder Force" with my wife. Both of us had very low expectations.

    It didn't even meet those. Would suggest avoiding it, even at the low, low cost of free.
     
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  22. inayellowshirt

    inayellowshirt From the other place

    Agreed, its awful. Although I could have missed the best bits as I slept through the last third
     
  23. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Anyone watching "Wellington Paranormal" on Sky Comedy? Off beat but highly amusing in my opinion.
     
  24. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    No surrender. No man left behind!

    he hangs dong
     

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