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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    I watched via (Sky Cinema) 'Kingsman' Don't know what all the fuss was about it being a spectacular film just felt like I was watching a chav version of a James Bond rip off in it Having said that a good bit of escapism..... What I did notice about the film was for the first time ever in my case, it appeared to have a political theme about it with S.Jackson banging on about global warming at every opportunity which detracts I think from the film itself sad to say......

    Starring:-Taron Egerton,Alex Nikolov,Colin Firth,Samuel L. Jackson,Mark Strong,Michael Caine,Sophie Cookson,Sofia Boutella,Samantha Womack,
    Edward Holcroft,Mark Hamill,Jack Davenport,Tom Prior,Jack Cutmore-Scott,Lily Travers,Richard Brake,Hanna Alstrm,Andrei Lenart and Corey Johnson.

    Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton), whose late father secretly worked for a spy organization, lives in a South London housing estate and seems headed
    for a life behind bars. However, dapper agent Harry Hart (Colin Firth) recognizes potential in the youth and recruits him to be a trainee in the secret service. Meanwhile, villainous Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) launches a diabolical plan to solve the problem of climate change via a worldwide killing spree.



    Geoff.

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    • DazDaMan
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      I do love Kingsman. Can't wait to see the second one soon.

      Anyway, the last film I watched was..... JAWS. Gotta love ITV4!
      Daren Cogdon

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      • 1batfastard
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        Hi ALL,
        I watched a supposed Sci-Fi/Drama last night via (Sky Cinema), the film is called 'The Quiet Hour' relies more on the ability of the young cast rather than all the CGI bells and whistles that accompany most Sci-Fi- genre these days. I was hoping for a good low budget British film but it fails to deliver miserably and only recommend if you have watched everything (Sky Cinema) has to offer sadly, still this is my opinion and as always down to personal taste.......

        Starring:-Dakota Blue Richards,Karl Davies(Robert No.2.-Emerdale)Jack McMullen,Jack McMullen,Brigitte Millar,James Browne,Liam O'Brien,Zeb Moore
        Paul Flanagan

        Humans are few and far between since Earth was invaded by unseen extraterrestrial machines that harvest the planet's natural resources and relentlessly kill its inhabitants. In a remote part of the countryside, where starved humans have become as dangerous as the alien machines hovering in the sky, a feisty 19 year old girl, Sarah Connolly, sets out on a desperate attempt to fight back a group of bandits and defend her parents' farm, their remaining livestock, and the solar panels that keep them safe from extraterrestrials. If she doesn't succeed, she will lose her only source of food and shelter; but if she resists, she and her helpless blind sibling will be killed. And if the mysterious intruder dressed like a soldier who claims he can help them turns out to be a liar, then the enemy may already be in the house. (Courtesy of Frenzy Films and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2645188/)



        Geoff.

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        • ~Alan~
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          We just watched The Monuments Men on TV. Some filming was done at Duxford, including the Sally-B on the ground.
          Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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          • 1batfastard
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            Hi All,
            Alan:- I thought the Monuments Men was really good and a very underrated film......

            Last night I watched via (Sky Cinema) another low budget Sci-Fi/Drama Narcopolis a drugs and time travel film featuring recognisable British actors.
            Although not a lot of action and just a smidgen of CGI it is watchable be warned pretty flat and a bit confusing at times for the first 1hr, after
            that it starts to make more sense with a good twist at the end, I actually quite enjoyed the film which is set in the not to distant future in England..

            Starring:-Elliot Cowan,lodie Yung,onathan Pryce,Robert Bathurst,Harry Lloyd as Ben Grieves Louis Trefgarne,Nicky Henson,Rufus Wright,Molly Gaisford
            Cosima Shaw,Adam Sims,James Callis and Kerry Shale.

            In the near future, Frank, a police officer, discovers that the legalization of all recreational drugs comes with a price.



            Geoff.
            Last edited by 1batfastard; 3rd February 2017, 18:09.

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            • 1batfastard
              Rank 5 Registered User

              Hi All,
              Finally got around to watching the Mad Max reboot (Sky Cinema) a good watchable film that stands alone from the previous three that starred Mel Gibson I must admit though these will always be my favourites well 1 & 2 anyway The film is another fast paced action film that although quite long passes quite quickly and can easily be watched again, only one personal negative is I am not a big fan of the jerky sped up scenes apart from that enjoyed it thoroughly and I am looking forward to the next in the rebooted franchise.........

              Starring:-Tom Hardy,Charlize Theron,Nicholas Hoult,Hugh Keays-Byrne,Rosie Huntington-Whiteley,Riley Keough,Zo Kravitz,Abbey Lee,Courtney Eaton
              Josh Helman,Nathan Jones,John Howard,Richard Carter,Angus Sampson,iOTA,Megan Gale,Melissa Jaffer,Melita Jurisic, Gillian Jones, Joy Smithers,
              Antoinette Kellerman,Christina Koch,Kellerman,Quentin Kenihan and Jon Iles.

              Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot's five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck the War Rig, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland.



              Geoff.

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              • ~Alan~
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                We watched "The Sapphires" last night. Recorded from BBC2
                Loosely based on the true story of a group of aboriginal girls, who went out to Vietnam to
                sing to the troops.

                Very good, and well worth watching.
                Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                • 1batfastard
                  Rank 5 Registered User

                  Hi All,
                  I watched the excellent biopic about an Indian math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan via (Sky Cinema) I well recommend this to any biopic fan in particular or
                  a drama fan for that matter. Great acting from all the cast and the story plays out well from beginning to end....

                  Starring:-Dev Patel,Jeremy Irons,Devika Bhise,Toby Jones,Stephen Fry,Jeremy Northam,Kevin McNally,Enzo Cilenti and Arundhati Nag.

                  The Man Who Knew Infinity is a 2015 British biographical drama film based on the 1991 book of the same name by Robert Kanigel. Srinivasa Ramanujan,
                  a mathematician who after growing up poor in Madras, India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I, where he becomes a
                  pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G. H. Hardy.



                  Geoff.
                  Last edited by 1batfastard; 13th February 2017, 16:45.

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                  • DazDaMan
                    Rank 5 Registered User

                    I know it's more or less universally abhorred around these parts, but the girlfriend and I watched Pearl Harbor yesterday morning....

                    And she quite enjoyed it!

                    And there's Spitfires, '109s, P-40s and Zeros in it for me!
                    Daren Cogdon

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                    • 1batfastard
                      Rank 5 Registered User

                      Hi All,
                      Watched the better of all the follow up movies to the original IMO Jurassic World via (Sky Cinema) An excellent piece of escapism for a couple of hours, the CGI is seamless and looks the part and gives the film the edge of the previous two sequels, looking forward to the next chapter they are allegedly planning for this film......

                      Starring:-Chris Pratt,Bryce Dallas Howard,Vincent D'Onofrio,Ty Simpkins,Nick Robinson,Omar Sy,B. D. Wong,Irrfan Khan,Jake Johnson,Lauren Lapkus
                      Brian Tee,Katie McGrath,Judy Greer,Andy Buckley,Eric Edelstein,Jimmy Fallon,Jimmy Buffett,Colin Trevorrow,Brad Bird and Jack Horner.

                      Located off the coast of Costa Rica, the Jurassic World luxury resort provides a habitat for an array of genetically engineered dinosaurs, including the vicious and intelligent Indominus rex. When the massive creature escapes, it sets off a chain reaction that causes the other dinos to run amok. Now, it's up to a former military man and animal expert (Chris Pratt) to use his special skills to save two young brothers and the rest of the tourists from an all-out, prehistoric assault.



                      Geoff.

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                      • 1batfastard
                        Rank 5 Registered User

                        Hi All,
                        Watched via (Sky Cinema) the low budget Sci-Fi/Drama 'Into The Forest' aimed more at a young adult audience really but none the less not to bad as it shows what could happen if the electricity suddenly went off and you had to survive on your own wits as a Drama it's good but as a Sci-Fi not so but watchable just the same, no special effects just down to the actors showing their skill......

                        Starring:-Ellen Page,Evan Rachel Wood,Max MinghellamCallum Keith Rennie,Wendy Crewson,Michael Eklund,Sandy Sidhu,Jordana Largy,Bethany Brown,
                        Simon Longmore and Brittany Willacy.

                        In the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, two sisters (Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood) must fight for survival after an apocalyptic blackout leaves them without gas, water, electricity or cellphones.



                        Geoff.

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                        • 1batfastard
                          Rank 5 Registered User

                          Hi All,
                          Watched the very underrated IMO 'Jupiter Ascending' the heavily laden special effects Sci-Fi/Fantasy film works, the first 52mins flypast then a very flat
                          period to pick up again after 20mins or so. I can only think this film was panned by most critics for the flat bit in the 2nd act a very odd moment involving
                          the princess character having to do the paperwork to legitimise her royal blood line that takes to much time and doesn't suit the film at all IMO.

                          The flat period just stopped the flow of the film like a person tripping over their feet and falling to the floor, before dragging itself back up with a third act
                          that is just as good as the 1st act IMHO, it is one of 'Sean Beans' rare films where his character survives the film There are actually quite a few
                          recognisable actors in this film from UK tv screen Apparently there are plans for a sequel but because the 1st film was not a great success only making
                          $8 million profit the budget will not be as big. As always viewers choice an while I liked the film others may not but I recommend any Sci-Fi/Fantasist fan
                          should enjoy the film.

                          Starring:-Channing Tatum,Mila Kunis,Sean Bean,Eddie Redmayne,Douglas Booth,Tuppence Middleton,Demetri Theodorou,Gugu Mbatha-Raw,Terry Gilliam
                          Samuel Barnett,David Ajala,Ariyon Bakare,James D'Arcy,Kick Gurry,Bae Doona,Charlotte Beaumont,Tim Pigott-Smith,Edward Hogg,Nikki Amuka-Bird
                          Vanessa Kirby,Maria Doyle Kennedy and Christina Cole.

                          Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under signs that predicted future greatness, but her reality as a woman consists of cleaning other people's houses and endless bad breaks. Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered hunter, arrives on Earth to locate her, making Jupiter finally aware of the great destiny that awaits her: Jupiter's genetic signature marks her as the next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.



                          Geoff.
                          Last edited by 1batfastard; 13th February 2017, 16:45.

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                          • DazDaMan
                            Rank 5 Registered User

                            Originally posted by 1batfastard View Post
                            It is one of 'Sean Beans' rare films where his character survives the film
                            He survives a few more films than people realise!

                            Black Beauty (true, he is only in it for about 30 seconds!)
                            Ronin
                            When Saturday Comes
                            Daren Cogdon

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                            • 1batfastard
                              Rank 5 Registered User

                              Hi All,
                              Watched Batman vs Superman (Ultimate Edition) and well worth the wait IMHO, the extra 28mins of extra footage sets the film plot a lot better than the
                              cinematic version that was released and the addition of Wonder Woman makes sense with a host of other extra scenes that help the plot along. If you
                              haven't seen the cinematic film I would say do not bother go for the Ultimate edition instead at 2Hrs48min long it is far better experience and sets
                              up the up coming Justice League in which Batman/Superman and Wonder Woman appear together just right......

                              Starring:-Ben Affleck,Henry Cavill,Amy Adams,Kevin Costner,Jesse Eisenberg,Diane Lane,Laurence Fishburne,Jeremy Irons,Holly Hunter,Gal Gadot,
                              Scoot McNairy,Callan Mulvey,Tao Okamoto,Robin Atkin Downes,Jeffrey Dean Morgan,Lauren Cohan,Patrick Wilson,Michael Cassidy,Harry Lennix,
                              Christina Wren,Ezra Miller,Jason Momoa,Ray Fisher,Rebecca Buller and Carla Gugino.

                              Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day saviour, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known.



                              Geoff.

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                              • hampden98
                                Rank 5 Registered User

                                Unbroken.
                                The true story of a B24 crewman.
                                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unbroken_(film)
                                Some nice B24 cgi and a very good film as well. Similar to the Railwayman.

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                                • DazDaMan
                                  Rank 5 Registered User

                                  I haven't seen that one in a while.
                                  Daren Cogdon

                                  Spitfire fanatic

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                                  • 1batfastard
                                    Rank 5 Registered User

                                    Hi All,
                                    hampden98,
                                    Both good films and very underrated IMHO.....

                                    Sunday evening I watched the film of the excellent tv series 'Spooks The Greater Good' I enjoyed it thoroughly, a good spy genre film without the hi-tech gadgetry that accompanies James Bond and Bourne movies just a good old fashioned well acted film.....

                                    Starrring:-Peter Firth,Kit Harington,Jennifer Ehle,Elyes Gabel,Lara Pulver,Tim McInnerny,Hugh Simon,Eleanor Matsuura,David Harewood,
                                    Tuppence Middleton Geoffrey Streatfield,Elliot Levey,Michael Wildman,Cosmo Jarvis and Dario Parlato.

                                    MI5 personnel are caught up in a traffic jam in London while escorting the CIA's most wanted terrorist to an arranged CIA handover point, when he is suddenly rescued by armed men on motorbikes. Harry Pearce, the head of Counter-Terrorism at MI5 is blamed for the terrorist escaping. Especially as Harry disappeared shortly after the incident. An ex-agent, Will Holloway, and protg of Harry's is recalled by MI5 to assist in finding and bringing Harry in. However Harry has disappeared for a reason. Certain that there is a traitor in a senior position in MI5, he enlists the somewhat reluctant Will to help him in uncovering the rat or rats concerned. Courtesy of Woodland Outlaw http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3321300/plotsummary



                                    Last Night I watched another low budget film 'Paloma Road' not to shabby as it happens, a Rd trip film with a difference spectacular scenery while on
                                    the road, the film relies on the ability of the actors to carry the film just a good watchable film with no special effects the only negative would be it drags a
                                    couple of times apart from that take it or leave it....

                                    Starring:-Jason Momoa,Sarah Shahi,Lisa Bonet,Michael Raymond-James,Wes Studi,Jill Wagner,Timothy V. Murphy,Chris Browning,James Harvey Ward
                                    Linden Chiles,Steve Reevis,Tanoai Reed,Robert Homer Mollohan and Lance Henriksen.

                                    After murdering his mother's rapist, Wolf (Jason Momoa), a Native American, flees from the law. Six months later he meets up with a drifter called Cash (Robert Homer Mollohan) and heads north to his sister's property where he intends to go spread his mother's ashes, but with the law right behind him his dream to lay his mother to peace may come at a price.



                                    Geoff.
                                    Last edited by 1batfastard; 15th February 2017, 21:51.

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                                    • DazDaMan
                                      Rank 5 Registered User

                                      So a Jon Snow and Khal Drogo double-bill??

                                      You just need to add Danaerys Targaryen as well (Emilia Clarke - Me Before You)!
                                      Daren Cogdon

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                                      • 1batfastard
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                                        • hampden98
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                                          Hacksaw Ridge



                                          Part love story, part war story, true story.
                                          First hour is a tad boring but watchable. Battle scenes are predictably brutal. The heroism of the main character carries the film.
                                          Not sure whether the realistic, brutal and confusing battle scenes work.
                                          Overall a good film.

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