Battle for Sevestapol, true story about the one of the highest scoring female Russian sniper (in Russian with subtitles, ) but a cracking story.
Last night I watched the Biopic film They Flew Alone ( Via BBCi available until 25/03 ) the Amy Johnston story but also dedicated to others early fliers of her ilk and the ATA. Not to bad of it's time really the only real noticeable problem was Amy Johnsons Yorkshire accent seemed to keep changing through out the film from really thick Ee-by-gum to Buck house posh..
Starring:- Anna Neagle,Robert Newton,Edward Chapman,Joan Kemp-Welch,Nora Swinburne,Charles Carson,Brefni O'Rorke,Muriel George and Martita Hunt.
Amy Johnson achieved world-wide fame as one of Britain's best-loved pilots. She set numerous long distance records in the 1930s, both alone and with pilot Jim Mollison
Battle for Sevestapol, true story about the one of the highest scoring female Russian sniper (in Russian with subtitles, ) but a cracking story.
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Currently building a 1/24th scale Hurricane, so this kinda helped me along a bit!
I watched the kids animation film 'Angry Birds' via (Sky Cinema) I found it quite funny in places as adults can relate to some jokes that kids wouldn't get, just a good take your brain out and watch film (In my case not that difficult)......
Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to three unlikely outcasts - Red, Chuck and Bomb - to figure out what the pigs are up to.
John Wick 2
Great film with lots of shoot me in the face action.
I saw John Wick chapter 2 and it lacks a plot the first one had, while the shooting is just silly.
I went to Fist Fight and Batman- Lego Movie.
Fist Fight turned out to be a moral story with more serious message than I imagined, while the Lego movie is not really for kids.
The humor is way over a childs head.
Not a film but an old television series I found on a obscure cable network:
The High Chaparral from 1967-71.
One of the better "adult western" and one of the last if the genre n American television. Follows the story of a blended family's ranch in Arizona...and the trouble they have with bad guys, Apaches and the inhospitable climate.
It was praised at the time for its treatment of native Americans and extensive use of Mexican characters. And despite being filmed in the late 60s, it doesn't scream "we're trying to be hip/relevant"...like so many films and tv series of the period.
Unlike many TV westerns of the period, it was largely shot on location (at the Old Tucson film ranch west if Tucson...worth a visit if you go to visit the USAF bone yard or the Pima Museum).
I understand it was a huge hit in Scandinavia, Spain and Germany.
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There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.
Watched the very funny 'DEADPOOL' via (Sky Cinema) a super hero with a potty mouth If you haven't watched it yet and need a laugh give it a view
you shouldn't be disappointed and Deadpool 2 is already on the way....
Starring:-Ryan Reynolds,Morena Baccarin,Ed Skrein,T.J. Miller,Gina Carano,Leslie Uggams,Brianna Hildebrand,Stefan Kapičić,Karan Soni,Jed Rees,
Stan Lee,Rob Liefeld,Isaac C. Singleton Jr. and Rob Hayter.
Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Funnily enough, the last film I saw also starred the brilliant Mr. Reynolds.
It was Van Wilder - Party Liaison. Ryan Reynolds stars as Van Wilder, a guy who's been in college for seven years without graduating. His lifestyle comes under the scrutiny of the campus heads, plus reporter Tara Reid (before she became addicted to booze and drugs), whose boyfriend is determined to get Wilder out of college.
Silly, but fun.
Daz - He has a new Sci-Fi coming out called Life looks quite good from the trailer, having said that they either make the mistake of giving the whole story or just the best moments these days but would still be interested when it becomes available on Sky...
Right then back on track I watched the low budget British Horror 'The Borderlands' via BBCi ( Available until 08/04 ) Not to bad considering the small cast but just an average horror with one very upsetting scene in that made me wince good ending though....
Starring:-Gordon Kennedy,Robin Hill,Aidan McArdle,Patrick Godfrey and Luke Neal.
After reports of strange phenomena in a rural English church a team is sent by the Vatican to see if what's happening qualifies as a miracle. At first sceptical, and mistrusted by the locals, they soon learn that they may have found something far darker and more potent than they could possibly have imagined.
I might check out Life at some point. Although it does sound a bit like Alien, really!
Speaking of xenomorphs, Aliens was the last film I watched. Still great 31 years on!!
Daz if you haven't already I recommend what I watched last night '10 Cloverfield Lane' I thought it was a great addition to the original 'Cloverfield' a side
step rather than a true sequel, showing one event happening elsewhere in the same time period with a good ending that sets up for the sequel to both
films. The film for the most just relies on the acting skills of the cast members while in the bunker and really is a credit to the maker although there
is one obvious continuity error watch it and see if you an spot it in the last third of the film even with that error still watchable IMHO...
I would suggest those who have not seen the original 'Cloverfield' film do so first as this will make more sense of the above film.....
Starring:-John Goodman,Mary Elizabeth Winstead,John Gallagher, Jr.,Bradley Cooper and Suzanne Cryer.
The film follows a young woman who, after a car crash, wakes up in an underground bunker with two men who insist that an event has left the surface of Earth uninhabitable.
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I was having a crap day, so I stuck on a favourite:
Watched via (Sky Cinema)the excellent biopic 'I Saw The Light' about the rise and fall of one of if not the biggest country singers ever Hank Williams I
thoroughly enjoyed the film, I recommend it to all music fans....
Starring:-Tom Hiddleston,Elizabeth Olsen,Cherry Jones,Bradley Whitford,Maddie Hasson,Wrenn Schmidt,David Krumholtz,Josh Pais,James DuMont,
Casey Bond,Michael Rinne,Joshua Brady,Wes Langlois,Von Lewis,Fred Parker Jr. and Rob Boltin.
Singer and songwriter Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston) rises to fame in the 1940s, but alcohol abuse and infidelity take a toll on his career and marriage
to fellow musician Audrey Mae Williams (Elizabeth Olsen).
(Thailand)by mistake my wife bought two tickets to a movie called"Fallen".dont bother to see it!
Not your standard fare but I recently bought a box of fifteen VHS documentary movies on the late great Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad.
Even though it did not run in my railroad heavy area, the Red and Silver Warbonnet livery was always my favorite from way back when I sat on Grandpa's lap drawing steam locomotives.
Some are like any documentary with heavy narrated information.
Some, and these are well over an hour long, have little narration while showing a particular train, whose ID number and type of locomotives they gave, roll by.
The train sounds are dubbed in as welded rail does not have the clickety-clickety-clickety... sounds the trains make on the tape.
I have ridden few trains long distance in my life but found that when I did, the above clickety and the rocking of the train put me to sleep quickly.
Shizzam, listening to some of the tapes does the same thing.
Although part of it is, one fellow who is a commentator on some of the films has a smooth calming voice.
I much prefer VHS over DVD and as they are comparatively cheap through Evil Bay, now I am going to get more.
An evening of railroad movies, is a fantastic way to relax.
As I'm going to be building a Hispano HA.1112M-1L Buchon as part of a model group build, I thought I would watch this one again. A favourite from my high school years.
Although I've now added a 1/72 B-17 to my shopping list....!
Watched the classic 70's film 'Puppet On A Chain' last night via BBCi (Available till 1/4). A bit dated by todays action films with the rather wooden acting let alone fight scenes a bit like: Take that BIFF!/BOP!/THUD! etc.etc. The best part of the film is the boat chase a full eight minutes or more around the Amsterdam canal system....
Starring:-Sven-Bertil Taube,Barbara Parkins,Alexander Knox,Patrick Allen,Vladek Sheybal,Ania Marson,Stewart F. Lane,Drewe Henley,Michael Mellinger,
Penny Casdagli,Peter Hutchins,Henni Orri and Mark Malicz as Morgenstern.
American DEA officer Paul Sherman (Sven-Bertil Taube) is looking into a group of drug dealers in Amsterdam. As Paul uncovers information about the drug ring with his partner, Maggie (Barbara Parkins), the two are led to a compound on an island that looks to be ground zero for the operation. Trying to gain access to this fortress, though, proves difficult as the American officers find the drug runners may be linked with an occult religious sect that runs the place.
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Watched over the weekend....
The Great Escape
Managed to get the girlfriend to watch Memphis Belle at the weekend, as she'd never seen it. She quite enjoyed it!
The last film I actually watched was Eagles Over London, the Italian "macaroni combat" film centred around the Battle of Britain, featuring Hispano Buchons in RAF colours. Strange film!
Watched the low budget comedy via (Sky Cinema) the quite funny 'Moonwalkers' I enjoyed this film that pokes fun at the conspiracy surrounding the
'Apollo 11 Moon Landings ' along with all the late 60's clichés of the time.... I think it had other film references (i.e. Man painted Blue wearing a
tartan skirt ?) in it as well poking fun at them but was probably just me and my warped sense of humour. Ron Pearlman as the psychotic CIA agent is
a cracker of a roll for him and he carries it off well, especially the scene where he tells the junkie Kuberic impersonator that drugs have no effect on
him and what follows is quite funny IMHO.
Starring:-Ron Perlman,Rupert Grint,Robert Sheehan,Eric Lampaert,Tom Audenaert,Kerry Shale,John Flanders,Andrew Blumenthal,Jay Benedict
Kevin Bishop,James Cosmo,Stephen Campbell Moore and Erika Sainte.
What if Apollo 11 never actually made it? What if, in reality, Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working
for the US administration? This is the premise of a totally plausible conspiracy theory that takes us to swinging sixties London, where a stubborn CIA
agent will never find Kubrick but instead is forced to team up with a lousy manager of a seedy rock band to develop the biggest con of all time, in this
riotous, high-tempo action-comedy.
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Watched the rather good 'Cpt'n America Civil War' via (Sky Cinema) despite being 'SFX' laden as most of the genre are, you can really get in to the
characters all through the film and a must for any 'Marvel/Sci-Fi/Fantasy' fan I really enjoyed this film and while being just under 2&1/2Hrs long the
film actually passes quite quickly with the viewer.....
Starring:-Chris Evans,Robert Downey Jr.,Scarlett Johansson,Sebastian Stan,Anthony Mackie,Don Cheadle,Jeremy Renner,Chadwick Boseman,Paul Bettany
Elizabeth Olsen,Paul Rudd,Emily VanCamp,Tom Holland,Frank Grillo,William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.
Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply
divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government
interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud,
Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.
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I watched the low budget 'Frankenstein (2015)' via (Sky Cinema) An alternative viewpoint of the 'Mary Shelly' classic tale seen through the monsters
eyes and narration, has a couple of gory scenes but overall just different and only watch if you are a Horror fan even then it may be to slow I enjoyed
it for what it was.....
Starring:-Xavier Samuel,Carrie-Anne Moss,Danny Huston,Tony Todd,Maya Erskine,Mckenna Grace,Matthew Jacobs,Jeff Hilliard,Jorge Luis Pallo
Ron Roggé,Rob Mars,Mary Gallagher and John Lacy as Mark Rubin.
Frankenstein is a 2015 updated adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, directed by Bernard Rose. The film is told from the monster's point of view
as he is created, escapes into the modern world and learns about the dark side of humanity.
Blake Lively goes out surfing on a secluded beach in Mexico, only to find herself in (not very) deep water when she crosses paths with a hungry great white shark.
Pretty decent for a modern shark movie, although the CGI great white is a bit iffy in parts.
I watched the 'The Revenant' last night via (Sky News) and although an excellent enjoyable view, one odd thing stands out a mile or at least it does IMO
and, that is the very quick recovery of a the main characters broken ankle after the bear attack and subsequent rescue Still on the whole a
great view with a role for Tom Hardy as a complete ****, plus he had another of the Peaky Blinders actors helping him and the cast along....
Starring:-Leonardo DiCaprio,Tom Hardy,Domhnall Gleeson,Will Poulter,Forrest Goodluck,Duane Howard,Arthur Redcloud,Melaw Nakehk'o,Grace Dove,
Lukas Haas,Paul Anderson,Kristoffer Joner,Joshua Burge,Fabrice Adde,Isaiah Tootoosis,Brendan Fletcher,Brad Carter and Tyson Wood.
While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains life-threatening injuries from a brutal bear
attack. When a member (Tom Hardy) of his hunting team kills his young son (Forrest Goodluck) and leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his
survival skills to find a way back to civilization. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, the legendary fur trapper treks through the snowy terrain to
track down the man who betrayed him.
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Watched the rather good low budget horror/thriller 'Don't Breath' last night via (Sky Cinema) a good story with a twist that you don't expect and well worth a viewing IMHO...
Starring:-Jane Levy,Stephen Lang,Dylan Minnette,Daniel Zovatto,Franciska Törőcsik,Emma Bercovici,Christian Zagia,Katia Bokor,
and, Sergej Onopko.
Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex and Money are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people. Money gets word about a blind veteran who won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child. Figuring he's an easy target, the trio invades the man's secluded home in an abandoned neighbourhood. Finding themselves trapped inside, the young intruders must fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless victim.
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