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Dreamseller

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Jackass 4.5 - Netflix

When I was less old, I used to entertain myself by watching Jackass on MTV. Johnny Knoxville's cackle and that distinctive guitar intro was heard quite often in chez Nemesis.

My problem with Jackass is this - the stunt bits are usually hilarious, but the gross out bits are pretty damn gross.

This film changes none of that formula.

Witness the joys of watching a tennis pro pound balls at 100mph right into the groins of the chaps. Watch the majesty of the big game hunt with an oversized tennis ball cannon as two of the larger members of the group (along with Wee Man) who're dressed as elephants.

Then enjoy the insertion of sushi into various folds, crevices and belly button of one 400lb member, who is then wrapped in clingfilm and does physical exercise. After a short while, the film is peeled off and the rest of the cast have to eat the sushi, which is now warm and sweaty.

Or watch as penii are squished between two sheets of perspex and a table tennis game is played between the captive members.

Knoxville and Steve-O don't do as many stunts as they used to, but it's forgivable. Anyone whose eye has fallen out of their socket during dinner is probably exempt from doing too many strenuous stunts.

It did make me feel nauseous and gave me a few giggles though, so there's that.

6/10
I quite enjoyed Jackass Forever and 4.5, but i'm thinking that most of it came from perhaps the nostalgia of remembering staying up on a friday night watching the original series followed by Dirty Sanchez and The Dudesons.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

LE
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Top Gun. The original, last night. Grandkids going to see new one tonight. so thought they should have some perspective, as they had never watched it.
Still not a bad film, acting a bit clunky in places, but not when thatose veteran actors Tom Skerrit and Michael Ironside are on. Flying scenes still very good.
 
'Last Night in Soho'. Excellent film. Parallel narrative ghost story (60s and present) with satisfying denouement, starting three icons of the 1960s. A fragile girl moves into a Soho bedsit where she is plagued by visions of a 1960's wannabe starlet called Sandie. Sandie
starts a relationship with Jack (Matt Smith) but is he an impressario or something more sinister?

The clever narrative invites you to guess how things will work out but it is working a scary twist.
 
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Auld-Yin

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Just watching an old Star Trek movie - Star Trek-Generstions from 1994. It is on Film 4.

While watching it I am thinking about all the advances in science that they predict/depict, some of which have come to pass like hand held Comms devices aka mobile phones.

But the one thing that they did not predict and therefore is completely absent from the film is the woke/snowflake society that we are forced to endure now. No same sex couples in a relationship, no PC language. In fact this makes it quite pleasant to pass the time!
 
Just watching an old Star Trek movie - Star Trek-Generstions from 1994. It is on Film 4.

While watching it I am thinking about all the advances in science that they predict/depict, some of which have come to pass like hand held Comms devices aka mobile phones.

But the one thing that they did not predict and therefore is completely absent from the film is the woke/snowflake society that we are forced to endure now. No same sex couples in a relationship, no PC language. In fact this makes it quite pleasant to pass the time!
Star Trek was always full of hope for a better future. Now it’s woke and dystopian with no entertainment value whatsoever.
 
It's a really decent film, which I have in my collection. The soundtrack - 'Don't let the old man in' is quite apposite considering.
That was a great song.

Clint recently posted a message which is also very appropriate to the situation today..

My Twilight Years at 90.

If you realise each day is a gift, you may be near my age. As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end.

There will come a clear, cold morning when there isn't any "more."

No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat.

It seems to me that one of the important things to do before that morning comes, is to let everyone of your family and friends know that you care for them by finding simple ways to let them know your heartfelt beliefs and the guiding principles of your life so they can always say, "He was my friend, and I know where he stood."


So, just in case I'm gone tomorrow, please know this: I voted against, Biden, that incompetent, lying, flip-flopping, insincere, double-talking, radical socialist, terrorist excusing, bleeding heart, narcissistic, scientific and economic moron that spent eight years-in the White House with Obama trying to destroy our wonderful country and turn it into Muslim loving, socialist crap hole like he came from and I don't mean Hawaii!

Participating in a gun buy-back program because you think criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.

Regards, Clint


P.S. Make My Day -- Pass it on!


Seem like pretty 'ARSE' like sentiments to me.
 

endure

GCM
That was a great song.

Clint recently posted a message which is also very appropriate to the situation today..

My Twilight Years at 90.

If you realise each day is a gift, you may be near my age. As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end.

There will come a clear, cold morning when there isn't any "more."

No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat.

It seems to me that one of the important things to do before that morning comes, is to let everyone of your family and friends know that you care for them by finding simple ways to let them know your heartfelt beliefs and the guiding principles of your life so they can always say, "He was my friend, and I know where he stood."



So, just in case I'm gone tomorrow, please know this: I voted against, Biden, that incompetent, lying, flip-flopping, insincere, double-talking, radical socialist, terrorist excusing, bleeding heart, narcissistic, scientific and economic moron that spent eight years-in the White House with Obama trying to destroy our wonderful country and turn it into Muslim loving, socialist crap hole like he came from and I don't mean Hawaii!

Participating in a gun buy-back program because you think criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.

Regards, Clint


P.S. Make My Day -- Pass it on!


Seem like pretty 'ARSE' like sentiments to me.
He's obviously going a bit gaga as he can't remember saying much the same thing in 2014 ;-)

 

Sana

Old-Salt
Watched the new Top Gun movie. Probably the best aerial combat scenes I have watched. Tom Cruise trains a group of young pilots to undertake a mission to destroy an unnamed country's uranium programme. We get to see planes like the SR-72 Darkstar, F-18, F-14, Su-57.

Overall it is a feel-good film.
 

endure

GCM
Biden was president then???

Whose going gaga?

Besides that, I am pretty certain that a majority of Americans would have Clinton as President over Biden any day!!
If you bothered to read the link you'd have seen that Eastwood was first supposed to have said the same thing in 2014 when Obama was President.

"Anyone who has viewed Clint Eastwood’s infamous “empty chair” monologue at the 2012 Republican National Convention likely has no illusions that the Academy Award-winning actor/director was a fan of President Barack Obama. However, a much-circulated piece about the realizations of one’s “twilight years” which ends with a castigation of President Obama was not a reproduction of anything Clint Eastwood said or wrote:"

He didn't say it then and he didn't say it in 2020.

What he did say was

“I voted for McCain, not because he was a Republican, but because he had been through war (in Vietnam) and I thought he might understand the war in Iraq better than somebody who hadn’t. I didn’t agree with him on a lot of stuff.

“I loved the fact that Obama is multi-racial. I thought that was terrific, as my wife is the same racial make-up. But I felt he was a greenhorn, and it turned out he didn’t have experience in decision-making.”
 

arfah

ADC
Top Gun Maverick
Rated 12A. (No finger - well, there was but it’s very subtle and performed by a female type).)

Won’t spoil it

Reminiscences & sentimentalities from the original movie in addition to some egoes to the “reason why” of the new story.
Sprinkle in some loose similarities from the Dambusters/Star Wars and Firefox.

There is some CGI but it’s very, very good CGI.
Excellent aerial scenes!!!

Some of the story is a bit lame IMO but you won’t regret seeing it.

Soundtrack - David Bowie, T-Rex and The Who were the ones that I picked up on.

8 Penny Benjamins out of 10
 
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Top Gun Maverick
Rated 12A. (No finger)

Won’t spoil it

Reminiscences & sentimentalities from the original movie added to some egoes for the “reason why” of the new story.
Sprinkle in some loose similarities from the Dambusters/Star Wars and Firefox.

There is some CGI but it’s very, very good CGI.
Excellent aerial scenes!!!

Some of the story is a bit lame, IMO but you won’t regret seeing it.

Soundtrack - David Bowie, T-Rex and The Who were the ones that I picked up on.

8 Penny Benjamins out of 10
I thought a lot of the original film was lame and inaccurate but it still makes the hairs on the back my neck stick up when ‘Highway To The Danger Zone’ starts playing. Hope this one does the same.
 

NSP

LE
That T-34/Iron Fury movie with all the nice slo-mo CGI showing the rounds passing through the armour and their internal effects is still on Prime, only now they've dubbed it into English so you don't have to deal with the dodgy studio-originated Chinglish subtitles (or should that be Ruslish?). Unfortunately, they've only dubbed the Russian parts. The Germans still speak German and if you turn the subs on you a) have them for all dialogue and, b) they're still the dodgy - and in places out of sync - studio subs.

Still don't explain how a scruffy Panzerwaffe hauptmann ends up as am SS-Standartenfuhrer, though. I s'pose he could have put in for a transfer. At least the collar insignia matches the epaulettes in this flick, though.
 
Top Gun. The original, last night. Grandkids going to see new one tonight. so thought they should have some perspective, as they had never watched it.
Still not a bad film, acting a bit clunky in places, but not when thatose veteran actors Tom Skerrit and Michael Ironside are on. Flying scenes still very good.
Saw this today, Maverick is a very naughty boy.

 
If you bothered to read the link you'd have seen that Eastwood was first supposed to have said the same thing in 2014 when Obama was President.

"Anyone who has viewed Clint Eastwood’s infamous “empty chair” monologue at the 2012 Republican National Convention likely has no illusions that the Academy Award-winning actor/director was a fan of President Barack Obama. However, a much-circulated piece about the realizations of one’s “twilight years” which ends with a castigation of President Obama was not a reproduction of anything Clint Eastwood said or wrote:"

He didn't say it then and he didn't say it in 2020.

What he did say was

“I voted for McCain, not because he was a Republican, but because he had been through war (in Vietnam) and I thought he might understand the war in Iraq better than somebody who hadn’t. I didn’t agree with him on a lot of stuff.

“I loved the fact that Obama is multi-racial. I thought that was terrific, as my wife is the same racial make-up. But I felt he was a greenhorn, and it turned out he didn’t have experience in decision-making.”
A great riposte.

it has indeed become more difficult to determine the 'who said what, when.' So should I concede to your reply, you do however fail to address my contention that the majority of Americans today would have preferred Clint to Biden for President.

The essence of my post was that the US is presently being led by a senior who is having trouble with the when where and daily changing problems the world is facing...and both I and many others are sincerely doubting that Biden is even sure where he is on a day to day basis.

It is a tragic consequence of age, that effect some more than others...and a tragic consequence that this is not recognised by the party that put him forward to lead the most powerful country in the free world.
 

diverman

LE
Book Reviewer
Top Gun Maverick
Rated 12A. (No finger - well, there was but it’s very subtle and performed by a female type).)

Won’t spoil it

Reminiscences & sentimentalities from the original movie added to some egoes for the “reason why” of the new story.
Sprinkle in some loose similarities from the Dambusters/Star Wars and Firefox.

There is some CGI but it’s very, very good CGI.
Excellent aerial scenes!!!

Some of the story is a bit lame, IMO but you won’t regret seeing it.

Soundtrack - David Bowie, T-Rex and The Who were the ones that I picked up on.

8 Penny Benjamins out of 10
Can I just have Penny Benjamin?
 

TamH70

MIA
I thought a lot of the original film was lame and inaccurate but it still makes the hairs on the back my neck stick up when ‘Highway To The Danger Zone’ starts playing. Hope this one does the same.

Booked my ticket for the IMAX screening of the film on Friday night at the Glasgow Science Centre. It's in 2D, so no stupid glasses are required, it's just a hoofing big picture screen.

That it's the first time I will be at the cinema since some Chinese twat dropped a Petri dish in that lab at Wuhan is just a Brucie Bonus.
 
Booked my ticket for the IMAX screening of the film on Friday night at the Glasgow Science Centre. It's in 2D, so no stupid glasses are required, it's just a hoofing big picture screen.

That it's the first time I will be at the cinema since some Chinese twat dropped a Petri dish in that lab at Wuhan is just a Brucie Bonus.
Have fun parking or will you be braving the streets from Paisley road west
 
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