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Craig also played a red-neck convict by the name of Joe Bang in the heist film Logan Lucky (2017). Not sure if I was convinced by his accent, braces, bad haircut and tattoos either.

I quite enjoyed that. First watched an interrupted version of it on a flight so I got the DVD. IMHO it show he does not take himself too seriously and has got the balls to take on silly roles rather than relying on his name to cherry pick top end scripts. Same with Knives Out, bought it, watched it, probably never watch it again.
 
I may have been mistaken but I thought it was the bat itself that fell down and got scoffed by the porker hence the DNA of the virus being part pig and part bat.
In a flashback, a bulldozer knocks down a banana tree in a rainforest in China, disturbing some bats. One bat finds shelter in a pig farm and drops a piece of banana, which is eaten by a pig. The pig is slaughtered and prepared by a chef in a Macau casino, who shakes hands with Beth, transmitting the virus to her.
 

Carbon 6

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When we were up in Pennsylvania it used to take around 40 mins. to get out to Amish country and we used to pop out regular'ish. Lancaster itself, like many things in Pennsylvania, is showing signs of needing some serious TLC. If you look on the map you will see a place called Intercourse a few miles to the east of Lancaster. There is a real, genuine, authentic ;), Amish shopping village there ............ the Amish you see working in shops and eateries tend to be Mennonites. Even though many - for the tourists - dress in Amish style they are actually Mennonites, the giveaway is the wearing of watches, use of mobile phones and the clincher is that they drive to and from work in pick-ups.

The real Amish do drive around in horse and buggy affairs if with family or shopping, there are even horse and buggy designated parking places in shopping centre's. Many of the younger element get around on push scooters with wheels the size of BMX bike wheels. I used to bump into Amish blokes in the Home Depot (B&Q) regularly as they do a lot of contract construction work specialising in carpentry. Whilst they may not use electricity they are allowed to use air powered tools connected to an air supply - but they need a non-Amish to operate the compressor for them and to drive them to and from building sites. They also make stonking wooden furniture in the old traditional way's using real wood, all our family bedroom furniture is Amish made and bought from the Mennonite run store out in Lancaster.

Locally the are called the Pennsylvania Dutch, though IMHO this is a shortening of the word Deutsch as they mainly arrived from Germany, some were Swiss. Between themselves they still speak German, which the Americans call Dutch, the accent they have is typically that found around Nordrhein-Westfalen. I used to quite enjoy going into their shops and speaking english to do the purchase, they (Amish and Mennonites) then used to twaddle in German between each other thinking I was not understanding, speaking about "the english", then I used to finish the conversation in German - used to cause some red faces.
Practically every large piece of furniture in our home was made by a local Mennonite family. It'll outlive me, my children and grandchildren.

The owner of the company has asked me in the past if customers could borrow our 7 x 14' trailer to pick up their newly-made furniture, as they don't deliver. Of course I agreed, but the last time, he asked me if I would deliver the pieces for him. As I was working, I told him that he was welcome to take both my truck and trailer and deliver the stuff himself. He was thankful for the offer, but couldn't accept as he only had a licence for a horse and buggy!
 
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The Banker. Samuel Jackson - and some other peeps. Based on a true story about 2 Black entrepreneurs that manage to create a business empire in the 50's using a Whitey as a front man. They manage to do quite well until they buy a bank in another State and the white ex-owner discovers the scheme, ultimately Congress gets involved. The banking side of it 'math wise' isn't overly serious but the film is well made and very entertaining.
 

arfah

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Watched Spenser Confidential last night. Mark Wahlberg playing an ex cop/ex con trying to clear a dead cops name and break a corruption ring. Good action and plenty of humour, plus ‘a little bit durty/ tart with a heart/hot in a funny sort of way’ girlfriend.
Worth a watch.
It was worth a watch, thanks!
 
Dolittle

Now is probably the perfect time to watch it


The rest of the quarantine will seem a stroll in the park in comparison to having to sit through this terminally unfunny dross.
 
Dolittle

Now is probably the perfect time to watch it


The rest of the quarantine will seem a stroll in the park in comparison to having to sit through this terminally unfunny dross.
Did you not read my review? ;-)
 
"Zeppelin" (1971)
Michael York


Shades of a Imperial german Where Eagles dare
 
Did you not read my review? ;-)
Obviously not

Having now scrolled bqck and done so - I would be remiss in not pointing out a few errors

1) In general you massively oversold the film - you could be leading people into thinking it was far better than it is

2) Downeys Welsh accent - I feel you are doing Dick van dyke a disservice.
 
I half watched Pierrot Le Fou last night. No, no, and thrice no. I can take most foreign language films but this really is a stinker.



And it just goes to show that reviews mean absolutely nothing
And just because I was bored I watched the 2nd half last night. Hasn't changed my opinion at all.

That said some of the tropes developed have obviously influenced many late 20th century directors; Tarrantino, Scorsese, etc

Still pretentious rubbish though
 

skid2

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Book Reviewer
Those Oceans films with Clooney and other people, it’s about people stealing things. Me and the dog are looking forward to Robert Donats 39 Steps.
 

NSP

LE
"Zeppelin" (1971)
Michael York


Shades of a Imperial german Where Eagles dare
Aye, 'tis good, that. I quite like the bit where they are staging his break to the Germans and the British officer turns to his sharpshooter and tells him to carry on, Michael York's character being oblivious to that part of the plan. I have the DVD.

Meanwhile, dug out Airplane! last night as the fairy princess wanted a few clean, blood-and-gore free giggles. She fell asleep halfway through so she'll watch the second half tonight whilst I watch it again.
 
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Kirkz

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Aye, 'tis good, that. I quite like the bit where they are staging his break to the Germans and the British officer turns to his sharpshooter and tells him to carry on, Michael York's character being oblivious to that part of the plan. I have the DVD.

Meanwhile, dug out Airplane! last night has the fairy princess wanted a few clean, blood-and-gore free giggles. She fell asleep halfway through so she'll watch the second half tonight whilst I watch it again.
Looks like you picked the wrong week to give up sniffing glue.
 
I quite enjoyed that. First watched an interrupted version of it on a flight so I got the DVD. IMHO it show he does not take himself too seriously and has got the balls to take on silly roles rather than relying on his name to cherry pick top end scripts. Same with Knives Out, bought it, watched it, probably never watch it again.
He certainly seemed to be enjoying himself immensely filming it.
 

Dr Death

Old-Salt
Please Sir from 1971 on YouTube, I was bored with little work for some reason?
 
Early Man, Aardman animated craziness about the invention of football. Great fun and full of great football references. A must.
 
Currently watching War for the Planet of the Apes. One of the apes is carrying what appears to be a wood furniture. God rifle with a cut down barrel.
 
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Kirkz

LE
Early Man, Aardman animated craziness about the invention of football. Great fun and full of great football references. A must.
I found it a tad mediocre tbh.
The earlier stuff was so much better.
 

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