What film have you just watched?

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Hidden Figures (2016)
Good story, until you research it and find a lot of it was made up to serve a PC agenda as usual! Shame.
It's a good story even after you've researched it as, aside from the Hollywood flim flam, it's basically true.

The three major figures in the movie were all real people who did the jobs they were represented as doing in the movie.

John Glenn wouldn't fly Friendship 7 until Katherine Johnson had verified the numbers calculated by an IBM computer.

Katherine Johnson was given the US's highest civilian honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for her work at NASA.



 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
Final Score, a Dave Bautista gem. he plays an ex US SF operative whose best mate, a Brit no less, gets killed on his watch but has kept in touch with the family, bowls up in London to take the mate's kid to a West Ham match, at which is also sat a Russian "defector" and a team of fellow Russkies set out to kill him. Chaos ensues throughout, deffo a sit back and disengage brain film but watchable.
 

NSP

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Sentinelle. Olga Kurylenko is a French squaddie, gets transferred from some ME shithole and gets dicked for Op. Sentinel - augmenting the police with CT patrols around what looks like Antibes in close up and Nice in long shots. Goes postal getting her own back against the rapey bastard that attacks her sister. Not bad - quite realistic fights, with even herself as the heroin feeling the knocks. No fancy Jap-slapping; she knows that if a bloke is trying to launch her don't do anything fancy; just hoof him in the stones. Lots of Trumpet porn, too.

Nice little movie. Seven dodgy berets out of ten.
 
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SWAT, as 'Flix has been headline-pushing it at me. Colin Farrell shoots seven shades of shit out of - well - everything.
 

TamH70

MIA
Mulan, the '98 Disney animated classic starring Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong and Eddie Murphy, not the odious piece of pro-ChiCom propaganda Disney shat out last year after having filmed near Uighur Muslim death camps in the Westernmost provinces.

Bloody good film, excellent acting throughout, the visuals are first-rate and the songs are fricking awesome.

SWAT, as 'Flix has been headline-pushing it at me. Colin Farrell shoots seven shades of shit out of - well - everything.
Didn't he shoot a Claymore mine to blow a locked gate open at one time?
 

NSP

LE
Didn't he shoot a Claymore mine to blow a locked gate open at one time?
Oh, yes...

Complete with a "Fire in the hole" before discharging a 9mm pistol at it from, seemingly, fifty yards away.
 

Tyk

LE
Sully - Not for the first time, but the first time in quite a while.

Brilliant film about an extraordinary event. Direction, script and cast were absolutely first rate.
If you've never seen it then it's worth the time.
 
The Ipcress File with Mr Caine just started on BBC 2.
Classic Sgt Palmer stuff.
One of Caines best movies IMHO and a great walk down memory lane at the unmolested London street scenes of the early 60's.
 
Occupation ( 2018 )

A cliché ridden, PC bollocks, Australian Defence Force recruitment ad, Mad Max/War of the Worlds/Independence Day mash up.

Avoid. Unless you want a laugh.

 
Just watched " Casino Royale" again, why has this film not been banned? A white man plainly strangles a black man to death, disgusting racism.
 
Occupation ( 2018 )

A cliché ridden, PC bollocks, Australian Defence Force recruitment ad, Mad Max/War of the Worlds/Independence Day mash up.

Avoid. Unless you want a laugh.

I find a lot of Australian films a bit puzzling, "The Proposition" was excellent, "The Tracker" could have been excellent (without the pc interludes which implied that we couldn't understand the story without help).
 

Gout Man

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Book Reviewer
Like a Western? Try 3.10 To Yuma with Christian Bale, Russel Crow and a load of baddies.

Crow plays the part of a gang leader who gets caught and Bale joins the party to escort him to a town to catch the prison train, meanwhile his gang attempt to set him free.

Great action movie with excellent performances, on Netflix.
 
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Like a Western? Try 3.10 To Yuma with Christian Bale, Russel Crow and a load of baddies.

Crow plays the part of a gang leader who gets caught and Bale joins the party to escort him to a town to catch the prison train, meanwhile his gang attempt to set him free.

Great action movie with excellent performances, on Netflix.
 
Good film, decent western with a good cast. The western genre lends itself to Australian and British actors well because they were there, weren't they.
 

NSP

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Like a Western? Try 3.10 To Yuma with Christian Bale, Russel Crow and a load of baddies.

Crow plays the part of a gang leader who gets caught and Bale joins the party to escort him to a town to catch the prison train, meanwhile his gang attempt to set him free.

Great action movie with excellent performances, on Netflix.
Watched that again the other night, coincidentally.

Just watched The Art of Self-Defence on t'Flix of th' Net. Starts slow and a bit "art house" but develops into a tidy little psychological thriller.

Eight dojos out of ten.
 
Outlaw King - Early days of Robert the Bruce having the Scots Crown up until the first battle he wins.

Liked it - sound performances from most, even if it was the usual renta-scot actors except for the lead, Chris Pine - he does OK if not seeming a bit bewildered by things now and again.

Liked the Douglas fella.
 
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An episode in my good friend Peter McAleese's book - 'Beyond No Mean Soldier' has now been translated into a cinema film - 'Killing Escobar'

It's an amalgam of film taken by the team themselves during the operation planning, complemented by actors and support helicopters activity to flesh out the action factor.

Commissioned by BBC Scotland and due its premiere at the Glasgow Film festival on 7th. March. I've seen the trailers and to be fair, they are pretty epic.

Look forward to watching it.

 

Nicely paced film from the other perspective - great performances and well put together.

There is a bit in the fillum where Bonnie & Clyde shoot two motorcycle cops. The road it happened on is part of my regular cycle route, there is a memorial to the two cops there. It is on Dove Road, Grapevine, Texas.

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Age or Pioneers (aka Space Walker)

A recent Russian film about the first space walk which was carried out by a Soviet cosmonaut in 1965.

Actually a pretty good fim, similar in style to the Apollo 13 movie. Well acted, realistic (particularly the recreation of the 1960s Soviet Union) and it pretty much follows the real events, except for the post landing events which were not as dramatic is shown in the film.

Overall a good movie with lots of detail about the 1960s Soviet space programme and it compares favourably with Apollo 13. The cosmonaut who did the space walk also acted as the technical advisor for the movie and it shows in the level of detail.

Full movie with subtitles on youtube:

 

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