What film have you just watched?

Their finest hours, which is about a lifeboat rescue off cape cod in the 1950s where a tanker went down and 32 blokes were rescued.

Seen it a couple of times - it’s an ace film and the crew are fine examples of men that demonstrated heroism without a thought for their own lives. Stunning move.

anyway - I was lucky enough to visit Chatham last year

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That boat is the same class or boat they went out in. When you see how small it is you realise what courage is all about
 

Robme

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Le Mans 66 (also called Ford v Ferrari, by the Septics), best left for you to make you own mind up.
I saw it yesterday and I’m still buzzing. Got a bit for the petrol heads and a bit for those who like buddie films.
 
Ive watched the Nolan / Bale Batman trilogy again over the last couple of nights, whoever takes over ( if there are to be anymore) is gonna have to come up with something very special. Brilliant
 
@Fusilier5039 - no harm in recognising another service.

just saying
 
You gave me a funny. Apologies if it’s four thumbs.
Bollox, mix of fat fingers and 4 pints of Belgium's finest export swilling around in my gut. amended to informative as intended mate
 
The Irishman

It's a class act, as you'd expect from such a cast and Scorsese. I didn't like it. Too much repitition not only of lines but of motif as well -- it's definitely another parallel riff on the Godfather II & III.

Somehow Scorsese turns morality on its head in this film and it really doesn't sit easily with me.

It's watchable, very slow paced to match the passage of time but also to aid the stars too, you can almost hear their joints creak.

This is a character piece through and through, it has some intense moments but, to me, too much was clearly improv and it shouldn't have made the final cut. The final lines in the final scene are intended to be allegorical but are unfortunately corny and do not sit well with the rest of the film -- it's Oscar bait.

It's not a bad film but it's not a great one either. Definite disappointment from this c/s as some great actors aren't going out with a bang, they're leaving on a whimper.
 

ches

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Ive watched the Nolan / Bale Batman trilogy again over the last couple of nights, whoever takes over ( if there are to be anymore) is gonna have to come up with something very special. Brilliant
Done the same over the last cpl weeks. Bale was a great batman, Ben Affleck doesn't come close but is good in his own way.
 

BigT

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The Irishman

It's a class act, as you'd expect from such a cast and Scorsese. I didn't like it. Too much repitition not only of lines but of motif as well -- it's definitely another parallel riff on the Godfather II & III.

Somehow Scorsese turns morality on its head in this film and it really doesn't sit easily with me.

It's watchable, very slow paced to match the passage of time but also to aid the stars too, you can almost hear their joints creak.

This is a character piece through and through, it has some intense moments but, to me, too much was clearly improv and it shouldn't have made the final cut. The final lines in the final scene are intended to be allegorical but are unfortunately corny and do not sit well with the rest of the film -- it's Oscar bait.

It's not a bad film but it's not a great one either. Definite disappointment from this c/s as some great actors aren't going out with a bang, they're leaving on a whimper.
I really enjoyed it and found the three and half hours flew by, I was familiar with most of the main characters from other films and books so character development wasn't that important to me. The de-aging special effects took a couple of minutes to get used to but after that it just fell in with the time line of the story. Turning morality on its head is what Scorsese does best from Mean Streets and Taxi Drive through Goodfellas and Casino he gets you to invest in unpleasant and deeply flawed characters and accepting that there isn't going to be any redemption or a happy ending.

Scorsese allows his cast to explore their characters and improvise but often those scenes will have been the product of days of discussion between the actors. I read an interview with Stephen Graham who said his scene with De Niro and Pachino was a product of days of just sitting around talking in character and then multiple takes to find the right balance.

I really enjoyed Joe Pesci's performance it was nice to see him again and still at the top of his game. It was a coincidence that The bloke Frank met after driving the truck to Miami was Dave Ferri, the person Joe Pesci played in JFK.

On the whole it was a great ensemble performance and well worth a watch.
 

NSP

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The Girl in the Spider's Web. Lisbet goes all a bit SF taking down a conspiracy to get control of a system to control all online weapons systems. Not a bad a flick but personally I'd have to say any government that connected it's nuclear triggers to the internet was asking for anything it got, really.

Stan & Ollie. Aye - good.

Holmes & Watson. Couple of Yanks send up the Yank and the Brit Holmes movies. Not too bad as a comedy if you can switch off from the Downey, Jr. flicks. And overlook that HMQ Vic' karked it some ten years before RMS Titanic got her keel wet.

IO. Meh sci-fi flick about an exodus to a space station orbiting Jupiter, as the Earth fights back to save itself by using the environmental issue to remove the cause of the problem: us (well, not me, obviously: I put all my recyclables out to be recycled every week). Still trying to figure it out. I think it might have been written with the help of Caroline Lucas and Greta.
 
Done the same over the last cpl weeks. Bale was a great batman, Ben Affleck doesn't come close but is good in his own way.
I didn't think Ben Affleck was suited when he was announced, but he did OK imo
 

udipur

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Book Reviewer
Official Secrets

The story of Katherine Gun, the GCHQ operator who blew the whistle on the NSA request for leverage on members of the Security Council of the UN to influence the vote on the Iraq War.

The film was good but it raised some interesting questions.

The virtue signallers have leapt in (the chat in the foyer evinced this as a small example) decrying the war, conveniently forgetting the tens of thousands Saddam offed in his own despotic way. Personally, I think the action of unseating him was right but the prosecution was appalling, right from this effort to pressure decisions or sexing up the WMD claims through to their distinctly sub par management of the situation on the ground.
 
Dead Snow



Norwegian comedy horror movie with Nazi zombies... Entertaining old toot for a saturday night. :)

Mrs R2Q liked it as well.
 

morsk

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The Irishman. What a load of shoyte. Scorsese making exactly the same gangster film all over again with exactly the same cast, but with Bobby and Al. Ooooooohhhh....... Nope. Rubbish. Bobby looks like Harry Enfield's Tim nice but dim. Rubbish makeup. Why not just use different actors. Because Bobby, Al and Joe are bound to make money. Art? No. Money making cash-cow? Definitely,
 
Le Mans 66.

Superb driving and acting . 10 out of 10.

I wonder if they changed Christian Bale’s script for the US release.

He has some great UK one liners.

At the end,

“ OK let me get a cup a tea and.a Cheese butty”
I had forgotten the sound of those Shelby GT40s. A real blast from the past.
 

NSP

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The Con Is On. "Comedy" heist flick, saved only by Tim Roth's wisecracking and Uma Thurman sounding damn hot with a plummy English accent. She says, "cunt," too. Looking damn fine for a 45yr old (at the time of shooting). Didn't recognise her at first! Has she had some "work" done...?
 
Binged on the Horror Channel earlier today after a bit of a reckless Fabswingers meet...


Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and the Wolfman:

All in B/W, slightly scratchy soundtracks, major camping up by the likes of Bela Lugosi ( who is really , really dead), worst none CGI bats ever, 1930's equivalent of a server room short circuiting, Boris Karlof pre auditioning for Ice Cold in Alex as a be-fezzed waiter...


Don't make them like that any more!
I suppose they could get Anne Widecombe to do the Boris Karlof roles these days, after all her nickname was Doris Karlof
 
The Irishman. What a load of shoyte. Scorsese making exactly the same gangster film all over again with exactly the same cast, but with Bobby and Al. Ooooooohhhh....... Nope. Rubbish. Bobby looks like Harry Enfield's Tim nice but dim. Rubbish makeup. Why not just use different actors. Because Bobby, Al and Joe are bound to make money. Art? No. Money making cash-cow? Definitely,
Watch "The Guard" instead
 
Bored, bored and treble bored last night. So I watched the original 'The Day of the Jackal' I'd forgotten what an excellent film it is. Even though you know the ending it keeps you on tenterhooks for the whole time. Oh, and Delphine Seyrig definitely makes it onto the MILF list
 

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