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1 hour ago, johnmatrix said:

Irishman is a very good film, not as good as goodfellas though. 

Over last few weeks me and the mrs have  watched some of these, usually wat h a lovie a night and these are about the best over last two weeks 

2001 space odyssey , good but not great

Quiz show, good but not brilliant 

Midnight run , fantastic

Predator still scary and still great

Irishman very good

Unforgiven amazing 

People always bang on about the serious De Niro movies (many of which are great), where he does that thing with his bottom lip to denote emotion, but Midnight Run is an overlooked gem of gloriously cynical and well-played comedy joy.

It also shows that some "serious" actors can actually do comedy well... so that means he has NO excuse for Dirty Grandpa.

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Went to see the new David Copperfield. I thought it was pretty good and Dev Patel played it very well. Capaldi was good in it too, all in all, very enjoyable.

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On Kings Road, St. Leonards, there are a number of Junk/Antique/2nd hand shops of various qualities, as I was having a wander through one of them I noticed they were selling DVD's for 50p, among the titles in one box was a DVD Celebrating the first decade of Superleague, unfortunately my Benefits are due on Tuesday, so I didn't have 50p, but I will return tomorrow.

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On 26/01/2020 at 21:37, johnmatrix said:

Irishman is a very good film, not as good as goodfellas though. 

Over last few weeks me and the mrs have  watched some of these, usually wat h a lovie a night and these are about the best over last two weeks 

2001 space odyssey , good but not great

Quiz show, good but not brilliant 

Midnight run , fantastic

Predator still scary and still great

Irishman very good

Unforgiven amazing 

 

 

Which Unforgiven are you talking about John, Clint Eastwood's or the Japanese version?

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Just been to see the clint eastwood directed movie,   Richard jewell, 10 outa 10 from me.

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On 22/01/2020 at 21:38, Charlie RL said:

Watched Dunkirk on Prime and was impressed.  Star Wars at cinema over xmas was ok but not really memorable or outstanding.  

1917 gets rave reviews.  Anybody watched that?  Family ticket at my local Savoy is £38 so I would like some reassurance before shelling out.

I am just back from 1917, and saw it with the wife.

The loud obnoxious person, who is always at the cinema, was there today. She squaked and should through the ads and trailers, but that film kept her quiet.

It is good.

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I bought Mrs Lowry & Son... to be watched tomorrow with my 11 yo while cowering from storm Ciara


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Just been to see The Personal History of David Copperfield. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Few films this week 

The mule good film Clint Eastwood as an ageing drug runner.

Heat, Pacino and deniro watchable not their best efforts 

Kiss the girls, Morgan Freeman detective film rubbish

Red joan, Judi dench spy film terrible 

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On 05/02/2020 at 23:45, Bob8 said:

I am just back from 1917, and saw it with the wife.

The loud obnoxious person, who is always at the cinema, was there today. She squaked and should through the ads and trailers, but that film kept her quiet.

It is good.

I have read a few crititicism of this film.

I watched it at an adventure film in which the men cannot cope with the 'adventure'.

It does look like a computer game at times, because we tend to see that perspective and extended shot in computer games, not a reason to never use it in film.

And, there are anchronisms and unrealistic bits, because it is a story. Good forbid those people who criticise 1917 ever see Star Trek.


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Has anyone seen the film that won a bagful of Oscars this week?

I've read the synopsis and it doesn't grab me, if I'm honest. 


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19 minutes ago, John Drake said:

Has anyone seen the film that won a bagful of Oscars this week?

I've read the synopsis and it doesn't grab me, if I'm honest. 

If you mean Parasite? I have and i liked it. Then again i like watching Korean movies with subtitles. Especially ones with Kang Ho Song in.

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3 minutes ago, jacksy said:

If you mean Parasite? I have and i liked it. Then again i like watching Korean movies with subtitles.

Yes, that one.

Is it really a better film than all the others on the shortlist? Subjective question, I know, but what is it that makes it special (other than being Korean with subtitles) ?

The last film I went to see specifically because it had won the Best Picture Oscar was The Shape of Water, and I left the cinema at the end wishing I hadn't bothered, so I'm not in a rush to repeat the experience.


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2 hours ago, John Drake said:

Yes, that one.

Is it really a better film than all the others on the shortlist? Subjective question, I know, but what is it that makes it special (other than being Korean with subtitles) ?

The last film I went to see specifically because it had won the Best Picture Oscar was The Shape of Water, and I left the cinema at the end wishing I hadn't bothered, so I'm not in a rush to repeat the experience.

Well i have watched the Irishman, 1917, Once upon in Hollywood, Joker and Rabbit and liked them all.

I honestly cannot say if it was better or worse than those above. I am no movie critic/connoisseur you see.

I would recommend you watch it and make your own mind up..

 


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23 hours ago, jacksy said:

I would recommend you watch it and make your own mind up..

Always the best advice. ?

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Just back from watching Parasite.

It’s stunning. A great film.


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On 08/02/2020 at 20:00, Bleep1673 said:

I bought Mrs Lowry & Son... to be watched tomorrow with my 11 yo while cowering from storm Ciara

Saw it last Sunday, while cowering from Dennis, it was interesting. It had some good moments, I have seen a few of his paintings in Salford Art Gallery, when I still lived there, I have been to The Lowry, on the Quays too, most of his work inspires, rather than then film suggests. My Gran used to have her rent collected by Mr. Lowry apparently. She lived in the same house on Zachariah St for 80 years, she was born there and her husband moved in when they married. It was the only way I traced my Uncle Tom who died in WWI at Passchendale, in 1917, and on the CWGC website there are loads of Tom Pearson's but only one that says "Son of James and Mary-Jane Pearson, 12 Zachariah St., Salford". He was 18. I am the only member of my family to visit the graveyard in Belgium.

Sorry, off subject, and waffling again.


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Just saw The Gentlemen    brilliant..well worth watching.

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Watched 'Blinded by the light' last night.  Good film, doesn't move far away from a trusted formula, but it's nicely done, good tunes and moves along quite well..  

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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5 hours ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Watched 'Blinded by the light' last night.  Good film, doesn't move far away from a trusted formula, but it's nicely done, good tunes and moves along quite well..  

Just about to write the same thing. Nothing outstanding but I thoroughly enjoyed it. ?

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Channel 4 had a Simpsons afternoon yesterday, loads of episodes, the their film. Then Wolverine later on Film4, plus Race Around the World on BBC2.


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On 08/02/2020 at 20:00, Bleep1673 said:

I bought Mrs Lowry & Son... to be watched tomorrow with my 11 yo while cowering from storm Ciara

Cracking film.

And thanks to whoever it was that suggested Inside Llewin Davis really enjoyed it.

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