What film have you just watched?

Via Pubfilm the new Tom Hanks film Greyhound.
Said Hanks is the captain of an american warship and CO of the battle group escorting a convoy from the US to the UK.
Tiny bit of lovey dovey stuff then almost non stop action battling a german uboat wolfpack, a bit ott in places but gives a sense of what it must have been like at times. I get a bit picky about war etc films but have to say enjoyed this one.
 

TamH70

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Rambo: Last Blood.

Probably the goriest of all of the series. I enjoyed it. There are few things better than watching some Mexican narcoleros and sicarios get brutally, and I mean BRUTALLY, done to death by a pissed-off former Green Beret.

I just wish that the inciting incident that drives the plot wasn't so cliched.
 

NSP

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But... The tunnels, man. The tunnels..
 
Currently watching "Shirley Valentine". One of my favourites. Describes how a marriage can sour over the decades but isn't irretrievable. I love Shirley's interaction with the camera.

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Auld-Yin

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I like Shirley Valentine also, but they cut the noddy scenes! :)

I note your polar bears are reacting the scene from the boat.
 

philc

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The Outpost

A good film, even I could see that the location was just asking for trouble, talk about poorly chosen. Seems its a cast of the famous sons, the cinematography for me captures an idea of what it may be like in that situation, and some good acting.

I recommend viewing.


The film tells the story of the 53 U.S. soldiers and two Latvian military advisors who battled a force of some 400 enemy insurgents in north-eastern Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Originally built to engage the locals in community development projects, Combat Outpost Keating — located at the bottom of three steep mountains just 14 miles from the Pakistani border — faced a constant threat of being attacked by the Taliban, putting the U.S. soldiers stationed there at significant risk. When the Taliban heard of US military officials intentions to close the outpost, they decided to make a statement.
 
Settling down to watch " High Noon " ... classic Western .... Paramount Network .
 

NSP

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Shady Lady. Half movie/half docu-drama about the 380th Bombardment Group's long-range raid from Darwin to Balikpapan, focussing on one particular B-24 crew who, it seems, did epic feats of navigation and fuel-management over and above the other 'planes on the raid.

Not bad, really. Rather interesting, historically.
 
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TamH70

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Settling down to watch " High Noon " ... classic Western .... Paramount Network .
You should watch "Rio Bravo" next - the Howard Hawks film that he specifically directed as an attack on that movie as he (and John Wayne, and the rest of the R.B. cast) utterly detested just about every minute of it. The Wikipedia page is just a useful primer on how much, but there is a lot of other stuff on the 'Net about it.

edited to add:

Oh yeah, and the songs in the film are fantastic, particularly this one with Ricky Nelson and Dean the man Martin:


It's the single greatest summation of the Western Myth ever put to audio and celluloid.
 
You should watch "Rio Bravo" next - the Howard Hawks film that he specifically directed as an attack on that movie as he (and John Wayne, and the rest of the R.B. cast) utterly detested just about every minute of it. The Wikipedia page is just a useful primer on how much, but there is a lot of other stuff on the 'Net about it.

edited to add:

Oh yeah, and the songs in the film are fantastic, particularly this one with Ricky Nelson and Dean the man Martin:


It's the single greatest summation of the Western Myth ever put to audio and celluloid.
I love High Noon. I doubly love it for having pissed off John Wayne.

The near real time nature of the film is brilliant. It also flipped the bird to the Mccarthyite Blacklist
 
You should watch "Rio Bravo" next - the Howard Hawks film that he specifically directed as an attack on that movie as he (and John Wayne, and the rest of the R.B. cast) utterly detested just about every minute of it. The Wikipedia page is just a useful primer on how much, but there is a lot of other stuff on the 'Net about it.

edited to add:

Oh yeah, and the songs in the film are fantastic, particularly this one with Ricky Nelson and Dean the man Martin:


It's the single greatest summation of the Western Myth ever put to audio and celluloid.
Will do ... I quite enjoy High Noon .... one of the little quirks that impresses me is that it is shot , no pun intended , in real time in as much that the 1 hr 25 min of the film almost reflects the time in the day over which it is based ... various clocks confirm that
 
I'll be watching this again shortly,Channel 4,9.15 pm.

 

TamH70

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"The Arena", a sword and sandals film with a difference - the gladiators therein are women. Passes the time quite enjoyably, Pam Grier shows off her smoking hot '70's body alongside her equally gorgeous co-lead, Margaret Markov, and there are some decent fight scenes.

It's not the greatest ever film, to be sure, but for the sum of no pounds and no pence on Amazon Prime to watch it, you aren't losing much if you don't like it.
 
Ghosts of War.

It's a movie that was on my to watch list and I did so last night. It is a pretty good movie with a hell of a twist at the end. It didn't escape me that two of the Americans were carrying Lee Enfields, one of which was meant to be a No 4 T rifle.

However the lack of attention to details didn't detract that is really is worth a watch.

" Five battle-hardened American soldiers assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. However, they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield."

 

Grobnob

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Mad Foxes, 1981. Banned under Section 3 of the Obscene Publications Act during the Video Nasty Panic of the early 1980s. Filled with soft core scenes, hard rock soundtrack and enough karate kicks, Nazi bikers, hand grenades in toilet bowls and shotguns to the head to keep anyone happy.

Available free on Youtube - Mad Foxes, 1981 - Playboy vs Nazi Bikers

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Grobnob

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You should watch "Rio Bravo" next - the Howard Hawks film that he specifically directed as an attack on that movie as he (and John Wayne, and the rest of the R.B. cast) utterly detested just about every minute of it. The Wikipedia page is just a useful primer on how much, but there is a lot of other stuff on the 'Net about it.

edited to add:

Oh yeah, and the songs in the film are fantastic, particularly this one with Ricky Nelson and Dean the man Martin:


It's the single greatest summation of the Western Myth ever put to audio and celluloid.
Hawks made that movie three times with Wayne in the same role. Rio Bravo, El Dorado and Rio Lobo. John Carpenter remade it as Assault on Precinct 13. All of them are fine for rainy day viewing but Rio Bravo is the best.
 

DaManBugs

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This is an absolute boster of a filum which I can very highly recommend:
It stars Jackie Chan, in one of his few serious roles, as an elderly, former special forces combat warrior in Vietnam, who now lives in London and runs a Chinese restaurant. When his beloved daughter is mistakenly killed by an IRA bomb, he goes looking for the culprits.

In addition, the filum stars Pierce Brosnan as a rather murky liaison officer with the IRA. You also get the rare chance of hearing him speak in his native Six Counties dialect. I'd only ever known him as James Bond and in a few Septic filums.

Enjoy!

MsG
 

Trans-sane

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This is an absolute boster of a filum which I can very highly recommend:
It stars Jackie Chan, in one of his few serious roles, as an elderly, former special forces combat warrior in Vietnam, who now lives in London and runs a Chinese restaurant. When his beloved daughter is mistakenly killed by an IRA bomb, he goes looking for the culprits.

In addition, the filum stars Pierce Brosnan as a rather murky liaison officer with the IRA. You also get the rare chance of hearing him speak in his native Six Counties dialect. I'd only ever known him as James Bond and in a few Septic filums.

Enjoy!

MsG
The Foreigner. Didn't get a cinema release over here near as I can make out (might have been very limited). I'd seen Jackie Chan in a serious role before- but for the life of me cannot remember what it was- and thought it was very good.
 

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