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10 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Sorry haha!  It is a story well told I agree!

I normally find Stephen Frye insufferably smug but in this instance I was able to disregard his annoying persona.

Having a supporting cast that strong helps as well.

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1 minute ago, Shadow said:

I normally find Stephen Frye insufferably smug but in this instance I was able to disregard his annoying persona.

Having a supporting cast that strong helps as well.

My only criticism might be that there wasn’t enough of an airing of his Wilde’s actual work itself which would have been interesting for me.

I think the writer/director assumed a level of familiarity in that regard that I didn’t have.

But in terms of revealing a take on the man and his life it is as you say a powerful piece of work with a number of good performances.

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watched an american werewolf in london again last night to remind me just how good films were before all this cgi and over produced rubbish

did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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2 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

watched an american werewolf in london again last night to remind me just how good films were before all this cgi and over produced rubbish

I remember watching that as a kid and being petrified . It was one of those films that stuck with you . Jenny Agutter was an upside though 

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32 minutes ago, DavidM said:

I remember watching that as a kid and being petrified . It was one of those films that stuck with you . Jenny Agutter was an upside though 

they dont make actors like brian glover anymore or wrestlers

did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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9 hours ago, graveyard johnny said:

watched an american werewolf in london again last night to remind me just how good films were before all this cgi and over produced rubbish

 

8 hours ago, DavidM said:

I remember watching that as a kid and being petrified . It was one of those films that stuck with you . Jenny Agutter was an upside though 

you made me miss,  I've never missed that board before.

 

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On 17/06/2021 at 21:49, Johnoco said:

Just been to see 'Nobody' starring Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul/Breaking Bad).

It's absolutely fantastic.

Watched it today.  Really enjoyed it.  Yes, maybe a bit formalistic, but cracked along at a good pace, no filler.  90 minute movie for once instead of the 2hrs plus bloated affairs that seem common.  

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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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3 hours ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Watched it today.  Really enjoyed it.  Yes, maybe a bit formalistic, but cracked along at a good pace, no filler.  90 minute movie for once instead of the 2hrs plus bloated affairs that seem common.  

Yes maybe nothing particularly new in it but well acted and as you say, goes by in a flash. 👍🏻

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On 18/06/2021 at 17:55, Futtocks said:

This is coming soon. It could be awful. It could be amazing. I'm hoping it is both.

 

This has come out in the USA (another month 'til it hits UK screens) and the reviews suggest it is one of those good Nicolas Cage movies; the ones that come along every now and then and remind you that he can be more than a one-man meme factory. Looking forward to it!

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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On 17/06/2021 at 21:49, Johnoco said:

Just been to see 'Nobody' starring Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul/Breaking Bad).

It's absolutely fantastic.

Just finished watching it. Utter tosh. I loved it, the wife hated it.

I’m feeling quietly pleased and slightly smug, serves her right for the years of misery heaped on my shoulders subjecting me to the endless stupid, turgid episodes of Eastenders and Emmerdale.🥳

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10 hours ago, Moose said:

Just finished watching it. Utter tosh. I loved it, the wife hated it.

I’m feeling quietly pleased and slightly smug, serves her right for the years of misery heaped on my shoulders subjecting me to the endless stupid, turgid episodes of Eastenders and Emmerdale.🥳

More than fair!

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Greyhound (2020, 1 hr 31 min)

WW2 naval drama with Tom Hanks captain of a US destroyer desperately trying to guard a convoy during the Battle of the Atlantic.

All action right from the off, but lacks the character development of the supporting cast of say a ‘Saving Private Ryan’.

Still worth a watch if you like the subject matter (although exclusive to Apple TV+).

7/10

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On 24/07/2021 at 13:54, Futtocks said:

This has come out in the USA (another month 'til it hits UK screens) and the reviews suggest it is one of those good Nicolas Cage movies; the ones that come along every now and then and remind you that he can be more than a one-man meme factory. Looking forward to it!

I just watched 'Pig' and, while I loved it, some will see it as too slow and downbeat for a regular Nicolas Cage flick. I respectfully disagree. It a pleasure to see Cage really acting, instead of just doing the wild-eyed, high-kicking gonzo thing that pays the bills. But there's still always a lurking hint of the craziness.

Plus there's an extra resonance for anyone who's ever worked in the hospitality industry. The scene in the restaurant, the underground remains of the hotel, and other parts have a heightened reality feel, but the strangeness works with the rest of the plot. Excellent supporting cast, great cinematography and, on the whole, well-chosen music.

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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Lad: A Yorkshire Story is a small budget (£65K) semi-autobiographical film from 2013. I had no idea it existed until it somehow popped up as "recommended" on Amazon Prime. 

A little gem of a film! 😀 

Also available in full on YouTube 👇

Apparently it's got a lot of views via streaming services during lockdown. 

 

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On 20/07/2021 at 16:56, graveyard johnny said:

watched an american werewolf in london again last night to remind me just how good films were before all this cgi and over produced rubbish

I saw that, great film.

Ferris Beuler was on Sunday, my 12yo had never seen it before, I haven't heard her laugh out loud so much in ages.

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On 02/08/2021 at 05:01, Wiltshire Rhino said:

Lad: A Yorkshire Story is a small budget (£65K) semi-autobiographical film from 2013. I had no idea it existed until it somehow popped up as "recommended" on Amazon Prime. 

A little gem of a film! 😀 

Also available in full on YouTube 👇

Apparently it's got a lot of views via streaming services during lockdown. 

 

Sounds like exactly the type of film I will enjoy and will give it a look this week, just watched Pond life on prime ,probably along similar lines brings back great memories of how life was across the north and still is in a way in my home village, I see so much of people I have known in the characters 

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On 20/07/2021 at 16:56, graveyard johnny said:

watched an american werewolf in london again last night to remind me just how good films were before all this cgi and over produced rubbish

A great horror film (with a terrible sequel).

But when you talk about all the CGI, when AAWIL came out, I bet someone grumbled about how good films were before all these gimmicky special effects.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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