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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby The Modernist » 18 Jan 2020, 18:15

Matt Wilson wrote:I don't really see that many modern movies anymore. There's The Irishman, Ford vs Ferrari and uh... I dunno, Parasite? I've seen the end-of-the-year lists and I can't even recall the names right now.


What did you think of the The Irishman Matt?
I gotta say I was really disappointed. The acclaim is baffling (for me anyway).

edit: Don't worry Matt...I've read you thoughts on it at the top of the thread.

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Jimbly » 21 Jan 2020, 00:01

A Hidden Life.

Brilliant.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Six String » 22 Jan 2020, 23:15

(Re)watching Down By Law (Jim Jarmusch). i own very few movies but I own quite a few by Jarmusch.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Robert » 23 Jan 2020, 21:55

The Prof wrote:I was decidedly underwhelmed. It was all just so matter-of-fact and lacking in any real drama. I watched it to the end but when you're aware that it's one persons story and it may not be true I didn't feel in any way engaged with the whole thing.


Exactly my feeling too!

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Minnie the Minx » 24 Jan 2020, 22:48

I watched the first 15 mins of The Last Black Man in San Francisco which was bloody dreadful.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Jimbo » 25 Jan 2020, 10:35

My wife asked me if I wanted to see "Downton Abbey" the movie. I slapped on a smile and said, "Of course!" Craftily playing the "Okay, I'll go by myself," card I went with her to see the damn movie.

Louder than the TV show it wasn't bad. The stars are the sets and the props. I just love those old cars!

One Jimbo alert. An unsuccessful attempt to assassinate the king by an Irish republican prompts a character to say that she didn't believe in "conspiracy theories." That is an anachronism. The term was invented by the CIA after the JFK killing to describe the spate of unofficial theories left in the actual conspiracy's wake. My Jimbo says this is a favor to the current MI5 to remind viewers to disbelieve conspiracy theories. Maybe MI5 helped with the financing.
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Postby Samoan » 25 Jan 2020, 16:11

Jimbo wrote:One Jimbo alert. An unsuccessful attempt to assassinate the king by an Irish republican prompts a character to say that she didn't believe in "conspiracy theories." That is an anachronism. The term was invented by the CIA after the JFK killing to describe the spate of unofficial theories left in the actual conspiracy's wake. My Jimbo says this is a favor to the current MI5 to remind viewers to disbelieve conspiracy theories. Maybe MI5 helped with the financing.

Woah there :) I think it's more Julian Fellowes' penchant for peppering the script with jarringly painful modern expressions. He did that frequently in the TV series (plural) and it made me wince. Anyway, glad you enjoyed it, I haven't got round to it yet but I'm hoping Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton will be in feisty combat. I like to see Wilton's peevish prune face when Smith outsmarts her.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 26 Jan 2020, 16:21

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Worth a quick squint if you have a spare hour and a bit.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 27 Jan 2020, 18:39

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On Sky Arts last night.

Fab.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Samoan » 27 Jan 2020, 20:25

Doodlebug Summer Part 1

This popped up this morning on Channel 8, London Live and it stupefied me.

As Hitler faced certain defeat, he turned to his V weapons and launched them in a vengeful and bloody campaign against Britain. This is the story of the havoc caused by the V1 `doodlebugs' and V2 rockets, and of the deaths that undermined the morale of a war-weary civilian population.


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"At frequent intervals we heard the dreaded staccato burble of an approaching V1 and it was our job to warn the neighbours if it was thought there was a threat to the immediate vicinity.

The V1 had a peculiar technical characteristic inasmuch as that, when the guidance system tilted the craft downwards, the engine completely cut-out due to fuel shortage, giving a few seconds silent warning that it was about to plummet from the sky."

https://tv24.co.uk/b/q4pjq0-1tj2

Upcoming broadcasts of Parts 2 to 5
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• Friday January 31, 9:30pm on London Live

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 02 Feb 2020, 02:12

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A home run. Every bit as good as I'd hoped.

Reminded me of Kurosawa's "High and Low" a bit
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Samoan » 02 Feb 2020, 18:27

Nice.

Karen's church organ rendition of "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by the Rolling Stones at the climax of the funeral proceedings is perfection.

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Livet » 26 Feb 2020, 16:55

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Well that was good fun (despite little people getting shot)!
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Minnie the Minx » 26 Feb 2020, 17:00

Livet wrote:Image

Well that was good fun (despite little people getting shot)!



We watched that over the weekend! Cracking film.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby The Prof » 26 Feb 2020, 17:02

If i grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me, but I didn't so it doesn't

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Minnie the Minx » 26 Feb 2020, 17:12

The Prof wrote:If i grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me, but I didn't so it doesn't


:lol:
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby The Prof » 26 Feb 2020, 23:10

It's a toss up between In Bruges and Withnail & I as to which has the most quotable quotes.
They're all gems.....
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Jimbly » 26 Feb 2020, 23:37

Watched All About Eve tonight. I could have sworn I'd seen it before, apart from Bette Davis' famous "it's going to be a bumpy ride" scene. It was completely new to me, even though I've had a copy of it on DVD for years. Anyway it's fucking magnificent. The whole cast if fantastic, but Bette Davis is phenomenal.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Flower » 26 Feb 2020, 23:49

St Jeemo the Humourless wrote:Watched All About Eve tonight. I could have sworn I'd seen it before, apart from Bette Davis' famous "it's going to be a bumpy ride" scene. It was completely new to me, even though I've had a copy of it on DVD for years. Anyway it's fucking magnificent. The whole cast if fantastic, but Bette Davis is phenomenal.


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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Flower » 08 Mar 2020, 13:03

Watched "Carry on Dick" last night. Not for the first or last time. :)

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