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Lacking Moral Fibre

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Watched "Triple Point" on Netflix Saturday.

Not a bad couple of hours, a group of mostly recently retired Special Forces agree to raid the South American jungle compound of a drug lord and hope to steal millions of dollars.
The group are all struggling to adjust to civiy life so are easily persuaded. The raid is a success but the extraction literally crashes and they are forced to walk out dragging the money.
As the group are chased and begin to suffer casualties the film becomes uncomfortable, simply because they are all decent good Americans who just want enough to justify the years of service and sacrifice and of course not to have to work again!
It's a bit like the "Italian Job" you want the guys to get away and it's painful when the odds increase against them.
As I said worth watching better than the madness of normal Saturday night telly.
 

Joker62

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Watched Mortal Instruments City of Bones over the weekend. It was on Ch4 or one of its sub-channels a while ago. Me & the mrs read the book of the same name a wee bit ago. A good film although as with the books aimed at a younger audience. Good cast & good effects & for the most part close to the book itself.
There's a TV series as well.
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I agree; incredible effort at restoring the footage. :thumleft: I wonder if Peter Jackson will be prevailed upon to freshen up some footage of the Yanks in due course?

As an aside, it seems like nothing has changed then in 100+ years. Panama was thirsty work.

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I hope he does.

I watched a Q&A with him the other day and he said he was hoping that the same technique will now be used more and more.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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I saw the stage version in London. It ran for several years. It hadn't lost it's particular appeal considering how the cinema version presented the conclusion.
Oddly enough, nor has 'Te Mousetrap' despite just about everyone in the civilised world ( Britain) knowing "who dunnit!2
 
Got the shits not being able to watch the DVD's I purchased out of region, so I sat down last night and hacked my three DVD players in order to make them region free.

Accomplishing this task, I sat down and watch my copy of "Shadow Makers" AKA "Fat Man and Little Boy", based on the Manhatten Project. Paul Newman as General Leslie R Groves.

Quite a good flick, unfortunately I still get peeved when they give the wrong experiment the nickname "Tickling the dragons tail"
 

Ravers

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Quite rare to get two Netflix winners in a row.

The Highwaymen was very good. It’s the story of the Texas Rangers who tracked down and killed Bonnie and Clyde.

Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson acting the shit out of eachother.

Detroit even better. Dramatisation of the Algiers Motel incident. John Boyega and Will Poulter proving to be the next generation of great British actors.

Watch both.
 
Tanks For Stalin. Well-made if heavily fictionalised Russian movie about Mikhail Koshkin's drive from Kharkov to Moscow in his prototype T-34 to get the "boss's" attention for his design. According to the credits the two T-34 prototypes are the real thing. There's a T-35 (I think) seen parking up in Red Square in preparation for the 1940 March inspection parade, too, and if it is CGI it is monumentally good CGI. I think there's a pukka T-26 trundling around too - again, if it is CGI it's bloody good. Also some other tank porn such as KV-2 - but as they are shown parked up they could be static models - but good ones! The way the German agents cop it at the end is quite tidy, too. Finishes with a montage of archive footage of the beasties in action then there's a bit of designer-worship with a photo, where it becomes apparent how well cast Koshkin was - the actor is the spitting image!

IV Dzhugashvili was as big a James Blunt as Adolf, really, but he did have a cracking tank. Every time I go to Bovvy I find myself spending far longer staring at it than even the Tigers, or the Dingo as I do a bit of "proper remembering" (late family members for the use of).
 
Historians also seem to have reached a consensus that no attempt was made to warn or capture B&C and the ambushers opened up as soon as the car slowed in front of them. Considering the number of police the Barrow gang had killed previously can’t say I’d blame them.
Manos arriba, you sons of bitches.
I'd have done the same.

Excellent film, I might have to watch it again.

Black 47 was good, a bit like 'The Outlaw Josey Wales' set in Connemara with flintlocks and a kukhri. The historical background details about the potato famine (the soup, food exports, evictions, etc.,) seem to be accurate.
 
Quite rare to get two Netflix winners in a row.

The Highwaymen was very good. It’s the story of the Texas Rangers who tracked down and killed Bonnie and Clyde.

Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson acting the shit out of eachother.

Detroit even better. Dramatisation of the Algiers Motel incident. John Boyega and Will Poulter proving to be the next generation of great British actors.

Watch both.
From an earlier scoungin about in the remaindering bins at Wallymart found "Seven against the Sun" an obviously early Saffie made film of their 1940 East African campaign against the Itie's. As my neighbour had won the DCM in this made it more than interesting.
 
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Some good articles on the 40th Anniversary of The Life of Brian - as stated on the poster, it is on “we-welease”! :-D
 
Don't generally make time to watch movies, however on a long-haul it's a given right?

Just watched VICE, the movie produced by Brad Pitt about Dick Cheney's life and career... A fascinating take on Iraq etc, it's pretty quirky too. I'd give it a 7/10.

 
The last hour or so of "The Shawshank Redemption", with Tim Robbins and a thankfully miscast Morgan Freeman. It's good.
 
Come Play With Me, the 1976 softcore porn classic starring Mary Millington, and a whole host of British minor character actors who'd not be the first sort of people you'd think of starring in a porn film. Heroic amounts of pubic hair, breasts free of artificial enhancement, slapstick humour throughout. And it's available on YouTube for free.

I liked it. I haven't watched it before, for some reason or other, but I think I would watch it again.
 

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