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    I'm not really a Paul Giamatti fan, but he was excellent in The Holdovers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Is he a fella minding his own business, with a dark past, who ends up saving the day?
    Oh you’ve seen it…Just minding his bees and an elderly lady who apparently was “the only person who ever cared for him”…his past which we get hints and later full explanation of…he’s the baddest of bad asses, I will say no more, spoilers obvs but there’s a sort of hive themed hierarchy/ social control idea and backstory…mayhem ensues upon some very well connected utter scum bag types…revenge is sweeter than honey!

    Pure hokum of course but reliably briefly satisfying…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Oh you’ve seen it…Just minding his bees and an elderly lady who apparently was “the only person who ever cared for him”…his past which we get hints and later full explanation of…he’s the baddest of bad asses, I will say no more, spoilers obvs but there’s a sort of hive themed hierarchy/ social control idea and backstory…mayhem ensues upon some very well connected utter scum bag types…revenge is sweeter than honey!

    Pure hokum of course but reliably briefly satisfying…
    Is he any or all of the following.

    * Bulletproof
    * Fireproof
    * Fracture proof
    * Stab Proof
    * Can diffuse bombs blindfolded with hands behind back.
    * Can fall from 75ft without injury
    * Punch and kick resistant
    * Can hold breath for 10 minutes +
    * Can stitch himself up with just Whisky
    * Good with propolis

    I think I have seen it

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKH View Post
    Is he any or all of the following.

    * Bulletproof
    * Fireproof
    * Fracture proof
    * Stab Proof
    * Can diffuse bombs blindfolded with hands behind back.
    * Can fall from 75ft without injury
    * Punch and kick resistant
    * Can hold breath for 10 minutes +
    * Can stitch himself up with just Whisky
    * Good with propolis

    I think I have seen it
    Lolz, durable certainly…let’s say he’s harder than a coffin nail and righteously angrier than swarm of angry wasps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beechcustom View Post
    Great films. Mad Max 2 is another example of the sequel being better than the original.
    Quote Originally Posted by guli View Post
    Terminator 2 and The Empire Strikes Back being other notable examples
    And Godfather II

    Meanwhile, fell upon Crazy Stupid Love last night via Netflix. Most enjoyable (as is most anything with Emma Stone in it)

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    After The Rain.

    One of my favorite samurai films.

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    Final Cut / Coupez!

    French remake of a Japanese hit.

    Best laugh I've had in a while, and really quite a clever setup. Spoiler... it ain't a zombie movie!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...snp2/final-cut

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    I've never heard of this one, so thanks for the recommendation!

    Just working my way through the Zatoichi boxset and it really is value for money, even if all the films are pretty much the same! XD

    Quote Originally Posted by calypso View Post
    After The Rain.

    One of my favorite samurai films.

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    I've just watched The Killer on Netflix and I can't really decide how it made me feel.
    Based on a graphic novel and has very much a Sin City vibe to it (less comic book violence, more gritty realism). Pretty much a slow burn, I kept waiting for it to really pick up steam and it never did. Even so it was very stylish and very watchable. I'd recommend it but I wouldn't re-watch it.

    Also this week, I caught one called (something like) All the Tiny Perfect Things, which I've never heard of before it I thought it was excellent, really clever "groundhog day" type storyline.
    And another one that left me feeling a bit weird at the end but in a good way was Self Reliance, where a loser in life takes a million dollar game where he's hunted by wacky assassins for 24 hours. Again I'll never go back and watch it again but I'm glad I gave it a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    The Beekeeper…Stath on stinging form in enjoyable hive hokum that buzzes along…not a classic but an improvement on The Meg.
    Agree


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    Society of the Snow (Netflix)

    Well made film based of a real story of the 1970's plane crash carrying an Italian rugby team, with some nice cinematography.
    Its a bit of a grim tale, so not a bag of laughs, but was very engaging to watch.

    The 'behind the scenes' short film of the same name is worth a watch too.

    I should add, it is subtitled and some of the dialogue comes up thick and fast!
    Last edited by Maysie; 5th February 2024 at 15:15. Reason: Subtitle note added

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maysie View Post
    Society of the Snow (Netflix)

    Well made film based of a real story of the 1970's plane crash carrying an Italian rugby team, with some nice cinematography.
    Its a bit of a grim tale, so not a bag of laughs, but was very engaging to watch.

    The 'behind the scenes' short film of the same name is worth a watch too.
    Cheers. On my watch list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beechcustom View Post
    Cheers. On my watch list.
    Forgot to say, it is subtitled and some of the dialogue comes up thick and fast!

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    Watched "Nobody" yesterday, that was very amusing, action packed and pretty darn good.

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    Gold Run. True story of how the Norwegian gold reserves were move abroad before the Germans could steal it. It’s Subtitled but well worth a watch. You can get it on BBC iPlayer

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    I read a review of a new film featuring Andrew Scott and was really intrigued by the idea, that of a middle-aged man who has a dialogue, as an adult, with his parents who died when he was twelve.

    So I told 'er indoors about it, just as a conversation point. And before I knew it, I'd been railroaded into going to see All Of Us Strangers at a cinema in Loughborough, which I did last week.

    This was actually the first time I'd been to a cinema in at least 15 years, and the occasion didn't get off to a fantastic start. We took our seats to find ourselves behind two improbably sweaty, remarkably obese gentlemen in grubby clothing, filling their faces with chocolate. One or both of them stank like a pig farm in a heat wave. Twenty minutes of overloud adverts didn't help either and we were far too close to the screen. Despite this there were about eight rows in front of us - how you'd watch a film from the front row in this place I have no idea.

    Anyway we relocated to the back just before the film started where conditions were thoroughly agreeable and I really enjoyed this film. It's low key, it's affecting and it's very human. There are only four characters and everyone puts in a good shift but Andrew Scott and Claire Foy (his mum) are really, really brilliant. Incredibly natural performances.

    I'd only seen Andrew Scott in two things before this, a Fleabag episode and Spectre.

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    From Beyond The Grave. 1974.Excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    Watched "Nobody" yesterday, that was very amusing, action packed and pretty darn good.
    I just watched this, good fun in a John Wick way

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    Quote Originally Posted by awright101 View Post
    I just watched this, good fun in a John Wick way
    I watched The Beekeeper. Good turn your brain off action in the same vein as John Wick and Nobody. Although a lot more talk about Bee's, Hives and queens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post
    . We took our seats to find ourselves behind two improbably sweaty, remarkably obese gentlemen in grubby clothing, filling their faces with chocolate. One or both of them stank like a pig farm in a heat wave.

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    And there’s me and the wife thinking this only happens to us 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    The Beekeeper…Stath on stinging form in enjoyable hive hokum that buzzes along…not a classic but an improvement on The Meg.
    And he is wearing a CWC diver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Oh you’ve seen it…Just minding his bees and an elderly lady who apparently was “the only person who ever cared for him”…his past which we get hints and later full explanation of…he’s the baddest of bad asses, I will say no more, spoilers obvs but there’s a sort of hive themed hierarchy/ social control idea and backstory…mayhem ensues upon some very well connected utter scum bag types…revenge is sweeter than honey!

    Pure hokum of course but reliably briefly satisfying…
    Started watching & did want to continue watching!.
    Soon realised (20 mins) that I dont rate Statham,plus predictable rubbish & equally predictable storyline.As ever can only be IMO,Yours may very well not be the same as mine.
    I was bored and just browsing for something to pass a little time.Went back to youtube & to Dennis Collins Coffee Walk.
    Last edited by P9CLY; 8th February 2024 at 15:01.


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    Quote Originally Posted by P9CLY View Post
    Started watching & did want to continue watching!.
    Soon realised (20 mins) that I dont rate Statham,plus predictable rubbish & equally predictable storyline.As ever can only be IMO,Yours may very well not be the same as mine.
    I was bored and just browsing for something to pass a little time.Went back to youtube & to Dennis Collins Coffee Walk.
    It was the perfect movie to prep, cook and eat pizza to for us on the evening, the baddies came to suitable endings, the Beekeeper idea/society as Hive folderol amused, Statham delivered... well Statham, all I can say really, ...they even kind of left it open for a sequel, the internet is abuzz with rumour...sorry it wasn't your thing.

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    Watched Ferrari this afternoon really enjoyed it, but a terrible tragic end.

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    Just finished indie flick 'Red Rocket' on Netflix. Ex porn star returns to Texas hometown and plans his return to Hollywood. I really enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    And he is wearing a CWC diver.
    He wore that im Meg Trench as well, wonder if it's his own.


    I watched Triangle of Sadness last night - weird but excellent.

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    I enjoyed 'Will' on Netflix -

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    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post
    I read a review of a new film featuring Andrew Scott and was really intrigued by the idea, that of a middle-aged man who has a dialogue, as an adult, with his parents who died when he was twelve.

    So I told 'er indoors about it, just as a conversation point. And before I knew it, I'd been railroaded into going to see All Of Us Strangers at a cinema in Loughborough, which I did last week.

    This was actually the first time I'd been to a cinema in at least 15 years, and the occasion didn't get off to a fantastic start. We took our seats to find ourselves behind two improbably sweaty, remarkably obese gentlemen in grubby clothing, filling their faces with chocolate. One or both of them stank like a pig farm in a heat wave. Twenty minutes of overloud adverts didn't help either and we were far too close to the screen. Despite this there were about eight rows in front of us - how you'd watch a film from the front row in this place I have no idea.

    Anyway we relocated to the back just before the film started where conditions were thoroughly agreeable and I really enjoyed this film. It's low key, it's affecting and it's very human. There are only four characters and everyone puts in a good shift but Andrew Scott and Claire Foy (his mum) are really, really brilliant. Incredibly natural performances.

    I'd only seen Andrew Scott in two things before this, a Fleabag episode and Spectre.
    An emotional juggernaut of a film…. I thought it was fantastic…. All cast members put in amazing performances…. They were utterly credible

    Take the 15 min drive down to Leicester next time and enjoy the Phoenix arts centre for your next indie film adventure

    I was watched poor things recently too, which I thought was superb…. Amazing cinematography and a very engaging story…. Very odd though (but, I liked it for that!)

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    Thoroughly enjoyed ‘The Outfit’ on Netflix last night. Felt more like a televised play but kept my attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylofitz View Post
    Thoroughly enjoyed ‘The Outfit’ on Netflix last night. Felt more like a televised play but kept my attention.
    Yes I thought it was good and very much filmed theatre.

    Went to the pictures recently and saw Dear England which was an NT stage performance for the cinema.

    Aftersun was on television recently (Paul Mescal). Thought I would loathe, but found it quite touching.


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    My 29 year old grand daughter recommended Disney's Elemental to me, I watched it last night, it was ok :)

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    Just finished watching Reptile with Benecio Del Toro, highly enjoyable thriller .


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    Just finished Imperium with Daniel Radcliffe. Decent movie but really reminds you there are some absolute nutcases out there.

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    Watched Hidden Figures for the first time in a long time last night. What a great movie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Watched Hidden Figures for the first time in a long time last night. What a great movie!
    Agreed.
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    Watched DogMan with the Mrs last night and really enjoyed it.

    Bit of an odd movie as a lot of Luc Besson movies are but definitely worth a watch!




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    'Official Secrets'

    Light enough to be entertaining, deep enough to be thought provoking.

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    Old and gold for you.



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    Watched The Creator, which is now on Disney+, last night and really enjoyed it.

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    Saw the ‘Ferrari’ movie on Friday evening, and enjoyed it. Despite the casting, it doesn’t end-up unrecognisably Americanised (unless you ask an elderly Italian, I’d imagine), and the action scenes are pleasingly visceral and mostly very good with remarkably little in the way of obvious CGI. Indeed, the effects sometimes have an almost period-correct feel: clunky in-car shots filmed on the back trailers, and speeded-up footage of mincingly-driven classics - cars that are nowadays worth $millions!

    While there are no true casting or acting stinkers (praise-be that Hugh Jackman baled years ago…), the "It's complicated...." family-life side of things is almost completely carried by a stunner of a performance from Penelope Cruz. Contrastingly, Adam Driver overdoes the cool, distance of Enzo Ferrari’s personality, leaving little savor of his charisma, much-less his extensive and unpleasant darker side - a missed opportunity that seems downright odd given the film lacked any official Ferrari involvement.

    Then, this is quite a nuanced movie, that tunnels down to a brief episode in Ferrari’s life, and focusses on a race (the Mille Miglia) which, while one of the true post-war epic death-races, is little known outside Europe - and doesn’t even make it clear that the appalling (and graphically-portrayed) slaughter in Guidizzolo was the culminating incident that finished the race as a state-of-the-art contest forever*.

    What you’re left with is a movie that’s not completely satisfying to lovers of historical dramas, nor to race-fans and Ferrari obsessives, (critical complaints abound!), but it’s also Something A Bit Different in a world of depressingly-predictable modular movie making, and that is very welcome.




    *A race of the same name resumed decades later, but only for historic vehicles at ~legal~ speeds.

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    Saw Dirty Little Letters at the cinema last night. Very enjoyable slightly quirky very British film with a great cast. Whole audience was chuckling at some scenes especially the last one. Recommended


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    Wife upgraded our sky to sky cinema at Christmas, so now as well as a free ticket for our autistic son via his CEA card, we now also get 2 free Vue tickets a month, so the four of us can go to the cinema for a fiver. Loved Wonka last month, not a patch on the original, but had that magic that was missing from the awful Depp remake. Today was Migration, a new one from Illumination, the guys that did despicable me and minions etc, which was enjoyable enough for a kids film, a few chuckles along the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandanthewatchman View Post
    Saw Dirty Little Letters at the cinema last night. Very enjoyable slightly quirky very British film with a great cast. Whole audience was chuckling at some scenes especially the last one. Recommended
    Wicked Little Letters
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    Wicked Little Letters
    I had two beers first !!


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    Just finished psychological drama 'Beast'. Set in present day Jersey. Recommended.

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    Poor Things

    Took a while to get into it but enjoyable on the whole.

    Enjoyed costume and creative design throughout and Willem Dafoe, great performance as ever.


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    Tetris. Watched it last night and it’s an excellent film. I quite liked Matthew Marsh as Gorbachev, but the story itself kept me hooked.

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