What film have you just watched?

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I always thought Bonnie and Clyde were killed by normal coppers.
I think the only copper involved in killing them was in the cupronickel of the FMJs that entered their bodies!
 
JoJo Rabbit

A black comedy/satire about a 10 year old boy (JoJo) who is a member of the Hitler Youth during the last few months of the war.

You either love it or hate it - personally I loved it. A script so sharp you could cut yourself on it, excellent cast (I liked Captain K the training officer) and well filmed. I won't say any more as I don't want to put any spoilers in, except to say watch out for the scene where one of the HJ boys drops the Panzerschrecke (it's in the trailer)...


If are looking for an accurate historical movie this isn't it, but for a sharp black comedy about the horrors of Hitler's Germany it is probably hard to beat. If you have seen The Death of Stalin then you'll enjoy this.

Best watched with a few glasses of something alcofrolic....

Oh yes, Mrs R2Q enjoyed it as well.

Picked up a copy in Morrisons for a tenner.
I must admit to only vaguely having heard of this film, but on your recomendation, I watched it last night.
An absolutely brilliant film. Thanks.
Thought provoking and funny. Some of the cameos were brilliant.
One thought at the end. This is the kind of black comedy that can only be made by Brits IMHO.
I won't give any spoilers here in case others haven't seen it.
 

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On Amazon I have just watched one of the most amazing historical
educational docudramas I think I have ever watched.

Shackleton's Captain who was Frank Worsley telling the story of Shackleton and his crew in their failed attempt to cross the South Pole.

If you have Amazon Prime watch it, if not see if you can get it on DVD, it’s marvellous mixing great actors with original film and the story being told to a small select audience. I can’t give it justice so please just watch it.
Which one? there are two.
 
Bugger , The Highwaymen, just seen this on Netflix, slow start but does build up very well. After reading on Wiki it was , for an American film based on a true story wow the film does follow it.

I always thought Bonnie and Clyde were killed by normal coppers.

Watch the film to see who did the deed.

Very good film.

Were , are Costner and Harrelson so , fat or was it a fake belly ?
Watching it you think is that the real location or as close to it as possible, the card game the night before was an actually holiday place
 
'The American' on Netflix. 2010 vehicle for George Clooney. Moody, nice scenery, shit film.

<Spoiler alert>

Starts in Sweden with him offing two would-be assassins, and his current squeeze, in the snow and then legging it to hide out in a tiny town in Italy on instruction from Pavel, his handler. Although George doesn't trust Pavel enough to stay where's he's been told or to keep the phone provided to him, he keeps the car provided by Pavel all the way through.
He then screws and falls in love with the local prostitute, apparently qualifying for his brown wings on the way. At the same time he's contracted to provide a custom-built weapon and ammo for a female assassin, Mathilde, which he does in A-Team style fabrication process. His ability to collect an ever-growing assortment of industrial equipment and stuff like bottled mercury in a tiny Italian town in the hills of Tuscany isn't entirely explained.
Having become pally with the local priest, George starts to question his lifestyle and career choices. He tells Pavel that he'll do this one last job and then he's "out" as he's seen a new life with the Italian tart beckoning. Having survived another Swedish assassination attempt (one with a dead Italian, a car chase, gunfire, crashed car etc but where nobody sees or hears anything, obv) George becomes paranoid to the point that he sabotages the rifle he's built for Mathilde. Once he thinks he's in the clear, would you believe it - Mathilde takes a pop at him but is fatally-injured by George's boobytrap.
She lasts long enough to finger Pavel as the villain of the piece and lo! there he is sneaking up on George... it's ok, George gets him first. No, wait, actually, no he doesn't. George takes one to the stomach and just makes it to the idyllic riverbank where his amour is waiting for him before he snuffs it.
1hr and 47mins of my life I won't get back.
 
Sticking to the Michael Caine theme, I've just watched this and quite enjoyed it:

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skid2

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10 minutes gone it’s on Sky. It’s dreadful and most of the shooting seems to done by blind people.
It’s got Bruce Willis in it he must owe more tax than Nicholas Cage to churn out stuff like this, it’s not even entertainingly bad.
 

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Fair Game
The dramatisation of the Bush administrations' disgraceful treatment of a covert CIA operative who's ID was delivered hook line & sinker by the utter thundercunt Richard Armitage all because her husband, a retired diplomat, dared to question the veracity of WMD intelligence relating to centrifuges & yellowcake. Questioned it because he was the actual source that the CIA had asked to go to Niger & check on their behalf due to his previous contacts with the govt.
How a significant number of the Bush administration are not doing time (as well as some of those ******* in Blairs lot) goes beyond the pale. Some of the stuff surrounding the 2003 invasion make the Watergate scandal, or indeed the Pentagon papers seem like chickenfeed.
A great film, well worth a watch.
 
'The American' on Netflix. 2010 vehicle for George Clooney. Moody, nice scenery, shit film.

<Spoiler alert>

Starts in Sweden with him offing two would-be assassins, and his current squeeze, in the snow and then legging it to hide out in a tiny town in Italy on instruction from Pavel, his handler. Although George doesn't trust Pavel enough to stay where's he's been told or to keep the phone provided to him, he keeps the car provided by Pavel all the way through.
He then screws and falls in love with the local prostitute, apparently qualifying for his brown wings on the way. At the same time he's contracted to provide a custom-built weapon and ammo for a female assassin, Mathilde, which he does in A-Team style fabrication process. His ability to collect an ever-growing assortment of industrial equipment and stuff like bottled mercury in a tiny Italian town in the hills of Tuscany isn't entirely explained.
Having become pally with the local priest, George starts to question his lifestyle and career choices. He tells Pavel that he'll do this one last job and then he's "out" as he's seen a new life with the Italian tart beckoning. Having survived another Swedish assassination attempt (one with a dead Italian, a car chase, gunfire, crashed car etc but where nobody sees or hears anything, obv) George becomes paranoid to the point that he sabotages the rifle he's built for Mathilde. Once he thinks he's in the clear, would you believe it - Mathilde takes a pop at him but is fatally-injured by George's boobytrap.
She lasts long enough to finger Pavel as the villain of the piece and lo! there he is sneaking up on George... it's ok, George gets him first. No, wait, actually, no he doesn't. George takes one to the stomach and just makes it to the idyllic riverbank where his amour is waiting for him before he snuffs it.
1hr and 47mins of my life I won't get back.
So what is it about then?
 

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Book Reviewer
'The American' on Netflix. 2010 vehicle for George Clooney. Moody, nice scenery, shit film.

<Spoiler alert>

Starts in Sweden with him offing two would-be assassins, and his current squeeze, in the snow and then legging it to hide out in a tiny town in Italy on instruction from Pavel, his handler. Although George doesn't trust Pavel enough to stay where's he's been told or to keep the phone provided to him, he keeps the car provided by Pavel all the way through.
He then screws and falls in love with the local prostitute, apparently qualifying for his brown wings on the way. At the same time he's contracted to provide a custom-built weapon and ammo for a female assassin, Mathilde, which he does in A-Team style fabrication process. His ability to collect an ever-growing assortment of industrial equipment and stuff like bottled mercury in a tiny Italian town in the hills of Tuscany isn't entirely explained.
Having become pally with the local priest, George starts to question his lifestyle and career choices. He tells Pavel that he'll do this one last job and then he's "out" as he's seen a new life with the Italian tart beckoning. Having survived another Swedish assassination attempt (one with a dead Italian, a car chase, gunfire, crashed car etc but where nobody sees or hears anything, obv) George becomes paranoid to the point that he sabotages the rifle he's built for Mathilde. Once he thinks he's in the clear, would you believe it - Mathilde takes a pop at him but is fatally-injured by George's boobytrap.
She lasts long enough to finger Pavel as the villain of the piece and lo! there he is sneaking up on George... it's ok, George gets him first. No, wait, actually, no he doesn't. George takes one to the stomach and just makes it to the idyllic riverbank where his amour is waiting for him before he snuffs it.
1hr and 47mins of my life I won't get back.
Totally agree. A film so far up itself it's a Hollywood enema. Pretentious, dull and without logic. I hate films that have delusions of grandeur.
 
Totally agree. A film so far up itself it's a Hollywood enema. Pretentious, dull and without logic. I hate films that have delusions of grandeur.
Yet the book is actually quite good, reminded me of that classic the day of the jackal having a pop at big nose de Gaulle
 

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Any film buffs on here remember a Vietnam anti war type film from some time around the early eighties set in/around a military correctional/training type establishment?
I distinctly recollect watching one, the memory is vague but I remember a brutal NCO (Hollywood cliche?) making one prisoner or recruit eat a discarded cigar butt, iirc correctly the film culminated with troops firing on some peacenik protesters in what I assume was some artistic interpretation of the Kent state shootings. Despite the vague recollections generally, I remember clearly the NCO making the prisoners chant the following;
Red is the colour of the blood I’ve never spilled.
White is the colour of the eyes I’ve never seen.
Blue is the colour of the ocean I’ve never crossed.
Yellow is the reason why.
The best efforts spent googling combinations of the above brought up an obscure article on “ The Camp Pendleton stockade rats”.
Searching for Vietnam era films from around that time also yielded nothing familiar so I’m guessing it was a straight to video film.
As I said the memory is vague.
Apologies for the slight thread drift.
A bit earlier than the `80s but.... this one by any chance (released as Parades in USA, Camp Disciplinaire in France)....

Parades (1972) - IMDb



 

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1944: The Final Defence.

Uncle Jo sends his horde up the Karelian isthmus to give Johnny Finn a slap. Johnny says, "In your dreams," and goes on the offensive. Carnage ensues. Uncle Jo ends up being the one getting the slap.

Lots of panzer porn. StuGIIIs, T-34s, KV-1s - the list goes on. According to the internet all hardware is the real deal. The only mock-ups are the SU-122 and the Fw-190s. Apparently the extras were NS lads actually on their NS so you've basically got soldiers playing all the soldiers. Come to think of it, the principle cast would have been ex-NS men, too, so...

Not too bad a flick, really.
 
They showed us that on decompression in 2010. Cheered us right up!
On the way south to the Falklands war on board the QE2 in 1982 the cinema showed "Time Bandits" and "An American Werewolf in London".

Don't know what it did for morale but everyone enjoyed Jenny Agguter's shower scene in American Werewolf...
 

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