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  • 1batfastard
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2013
    • 3394

    Hi All,
    Dog Eat Dog via (Sky Cinema) Don't know what to say watchable just billed as a crime thriller but has some funny scenes in it also it's a
    weird film to watch darting from different styles of film either that or it was because I wasn't on drugs like 'William Defoes' character you get a
    basic outline of a story but it takes a while to get there also could be the reason it only took 1855.07 at the UK Box office.

    Definitely not one of 'Nicolas Cages' finer performances, none the less each to their own a good take your brain out and watch film.....

    Starring:-Nicolas Cage,Willem Dafoe,Christopher Matthew Cook,Omar Dorsey,Paul Schrader,Louisa Krause,Melissa Bolona,Chelcie Lynn,
    Chelsea Mee,John Patrick Jordan,Magi Avila,Jeff Hilliard and Sam Caminero.

    Ex-cons, Troy (Nicolas Cage), Mad Dog (Willem Dafoe) and Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook), are hired by an eccentric mob boss to kidnap a
    baby and hold it for a large ransom. When the abduction goes awry, the men find themselves on the run from the mob and the cops. Vowing to
    stay out of prison at all costs, getting away with the crime is a matter of life and death.



    Geoff.

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    • bazv
      olde rigger
      • Feb 2005
      • 5868

      Conduct Unbecoming (1975) - Richard Attenborough,Trevor Howard,M+S York

      Around 1880, two young British officers arrive to join a regiment in India. One, Lieutenant Drake (M York), from a middle-class background, is extremely eager to make the right impression while the other, Lieutenant Millington (James Faulkner), the son of a General, is keen to get out as soon as possible and deliberately antagonises his fellow-officers. The two newcomers learn the traditions of the regiment, one of which is a mess game in which they chase a wooden pig on wheels, attempting to pierce its anus with their swords.

      Mrs Scarlett (Susanna York) the young and attractive widow of a captain who was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross, She does not behave in the manner expected of a hero's widow, flirting openly with soldiers she finds attractive. One night at a mess dance Millington gets drunk and in the garden tries to seduce Mrs Scarlett. She repels him, but moments later runs back into the mess wounded and in shock, claiming the culprit was Millington. An informal court martial (Subalterns Court) is convened in secret, with Drake ordered to be Millington's defending officer. Millington sees the proceedings as a convenient charade, allowing him to be sent home quietly. Drake is torn between putting on the best defence he can and advancing his own career by abiding with the wishes of the regiment's commanders to quickly and quietly have Millington found guilty.
      I had never seen this film before,but I enjoy military Court Martial films,almost all the cast are recognisable/well known and I personally thought that Stacey Keach did a good job as the senior Subaltern Officer (Captain Harper) and managed a british accent very well.I do not know who was the technical advisor for this film but the military side of things seemed pretty accurate,I was initially puzzled by the junior officers rank 'Pips' (Bath Stars) until I googled it and found that the rank pips were correct for 1880 (all junior officers were later given an extra 'pip' in 1902).
      A Subaltern is any officer below the rank of Major (so includes 2nd Lt up to Capt)

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      • bazv
        olde rigger
        • Feb 2005
        • 5868

        A couple of weeks ago we watched The Aviator 1985 Christopher Reeve

        I had not seen this film for years,so we thought we would revisit it.
        I was never much of C Reeve fan but what makes this film perhaps more interesting for us is that he was a very keen pilot,a clue is that when you see him climb into the Stearman cockpit - you can tell he is at home and comfortable round aircraft.The film itself is a little like a slightly more grown up Disney film,and the 2 leads do not give perfect performances but the flying scenes and mountains etc are absolutely gorgeous and it was really nicely filmed in the then yugoslavia,the locations really do look like they could be Elko,Nevada .From the Ernest Gann novel about the Airmail pilot who has engine failure over the mountains and has to force land with a young female passenger on board,Reeve based his character on Charles Lindbergh.

        2 small extracts about Chris Reeve from Flying Magazine.





        Some people might recognise some of the pilots names,the lead Wolf looked absolutely ferocious LOL

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        • 27vet
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Nov 2009
          • 2696

          I watched Passengers on a recent flight on Air France, and Kong: Skull Island on another Air France flight.

          The movie Passengers is "reviewed" on You Tube >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz_gA1IjDW4

          Kong was so bad that nobody wants to review it, yet it made $566 million
          sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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          • 1batfastard
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jan 2013
            • 3394

            Hi All,
            Blackthorn. via BBCi (Available until 02:10am this Saturday 12/08) An excellent western fiction based on an historic character 'Butch Cassidy'
            with the recently departed 'Sam Shepherd' (RIP) as lead that sets you up for a good ending....

            Starring.Sam Shepard,Eduardo Noriega,Stephen Rea,Magaly Solier,Nikolaj Coster-Waldau,Padraic Delaney,Dominique McElligott,Daniel Aguirre
            Luis Bredow,Fernando Gamarra,Maria Luque and Cristian Mercado.

            Leaving Bolivia and heading back to the U.S., the outlaw formerly known as Butch Cassidy (Sam Shepard) has a final adventure.



            Geoff.
            Last edited by 1batfastard; 30th August 2017, 16:56.

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            • DazDaMan
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Aug 2003
              • 18695

              Face/Off

              Back when Nicolas Cage made good movies, he starred in this crazy, balls-to-the-wall action movie with John Travolta as two bitter rivals - one a crazed terrorist, the other a super FBI agent - who swap identities in order to bring chaos and destruction to Los Angeles.

              Epic fun. Still brilliant.

              Kingsman - The Secret Service

              Taron Egerton and Colin Firth star in this mad James Bond spoof, where Samuel L Jackson is a billionaire eco-terrorist hellbent on wiping out half of humanity in order to save the planet. Great fun.
              Daren Cogdon

              Spitfire fanatic

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              • 27vet
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Nov 2009
                • 2696

                I vaguely remember Face/Off from quite a while ago, and I certainly prefer watching older films to the current CG tripe.

                I watched Raiders of the Lost Ark on AF535 from OUA to CDG a few days ago.
                sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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                • J Boyle
                  With malice towards none
                  • Oct 2004
                  • 9760

                  BAZV

                  Your review of The Aviator doesn't mention the aircraft. Allow me to provide some details...
                  Contrary to popular belief, the WWII Stearman trainers were not the same as the earlier Stearmans used as mail planes in the 1920s.
                  The mail Stearmans were Model 2/3s and the larger Model 4 "Speedmails".
                  The primary identification feature is they have "square tails" and not the rounded rudder of the military trainers. There are countless other differences, but that the one for quick ID.

                  The film (like others before) use the wartime model 75s as used by the USAAC/USAAF/USN, Lend Lease recipients and other foreign governments.
                  The days of open cockpit mail planes ended in the early 30s, the 75 didn't fly until 1935.

                  Yes, it's a small thing but an analogy would be using Tiger Moths in place pre-war civil moths. The general public won't notice, but enthusiasts should.
                  There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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                  • ~Alan~
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Mar 2010
                    • 5019

                    We watched "Table 19" at the weekend. An easy going comedy, and not over long.
                    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                    • bazv
                      olde rigger
                      • Feb 2005
                      • 5868

                      Originally posted by J Boyle
                      Your review of The Aviator doesn't mention the aircraft. Allow me to provide some details...
                      Contrary to popular belief, the WWII Stearman trainers were not the same as the earlier Stearmans used as mail planes in the 1920s.
                      The mail Stearmans were Model 2/3s and the larger Model 4 "Speedmails".
                      The primary identification feature is they have "square tails" and not the rounded rudder of the military trainers. There are countless other differences, but that the one for quick ID.
                      Sorry had meant to reply to this earlier -
                      Many thanks for the Stearman details John.
                      Of course when watching this particular movie - one has to at some stage stop laughing at the Tiger Moth(s) being used as WW1 trainer(s)

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                      • ~Alan~
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Mar 2010
                        • 5019

                        Films we have watched recently


                        The Age of Adaline .......... Not bad, worth a watch. A new slant on an old idea

                        Table 19 .......................... A reasonable comedy

                        Going in Style .................. Good film, well worth watching

                        John Wick 2 ..................... Usual blood fest, along the lines of taken etc..Instantly forgettable but setting the scene for JW 3
                        Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                        • Paul Thayre
                          Rank 2 Registered User
                          • Jul 2017
                          • 110

                          Thoroughly enjoyed Going in Style a few months ago.

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                          • DazDaMan
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Aug 2003
                            • 18695

                            Dunkirk again, last week. I imagine a third viewing is on the cards!

                            Orca - Richard Harris plays a fisherman tormented by a vengeful killer whale after he mistakenly kills its mate. A very under-rated movie.

                            The Deep - Robert Shaw, Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset try to uncover long lost treasure in Bermuda, while drug dealer Louis Gosset Jr. tries to make their job hard for them. Another under-rated flick.
                            Daren Cogdon

                            Spitfire fanatic

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                            • TonyT
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Oct 2006
                              • 9010

                              Guardians of the Galaxy 2

                              Excellent follow on...

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                              • J Boyle
                                With malice towards none
                                • Oct 2004
                                • 9760

                                Above and Beyond a history of how WWII pilot veterans volunteers and smuggled aircraft helped Israel in the 1947-48 war.

                                Aircraft shots are a mix of CGI, vintage film, and (UK-based?) Buchons (subbing for ex-Czech Bf-109s).

                                Aviation fans might be distracted by airplane errors (CGI Beavers when they're describing "Piper Cubs") but a well told bit of history that many today don't know about.
                                There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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                                • 1batfastard
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Jan 2013
                                  • 3394

                                  Hi All,
                                  Dr Strange (Via Sky Cinema) - An excellent Sci-Fi/Fantasy with a few comic moments genre film thoroughly enjoyed it...

                                  Starring:-Benedict Cumberbatch,Chiwetel Ejiofor,Rachel McAdams,Benedict Wong,Michael Stuhlbarg,Benjamin Bratt,Scott Adkins,Mads Mikkelsen
                                  and, Tilda Swinton.

                                  Dr. Stephen Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.



                                  Geoff.

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                                  • DazDaMan
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Aug 2003
                                    • 18695

                                    Four Weddings and a Funeral

                                    Hadn't seen it in years - Film4 was showing it last night. Forgot how funny this is.
                                    Daren Cogdon

                                    Spitfire fanatic

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                                    • 1batfastard
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Jan 2013
                                      • 3394

                                      Hi All,
                                      What About Bob (Via Sky Cinema) Just a good comedy with Richard Dreyfuss playing the straight man to Bill Murray by the end of the film
                                      you have had a good laugh all of the way through, even for it's age the film it is still worth viewing especially if you need cheering up...

                                      Starring:-Bill Murray,Richard Dreyfuss,Julie Hagerty,Charlie Korsmo,Kathryn Erbe,Tom Aldredge,Susan Willis,Roger Bowen,Fran Brill,Brian Reddy
                                      and, Doris Belack.


                                      Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss) has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley
                                      (Bill Murray). An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin tries to get
                                      him to leave; the trouble is, everyone love Bob. As his oblivious patient makes himself at home, Dr. Marvin loses his professional composure and
                                      before long, may be ready for the loony bin himself.



                                      Geoff.

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                                      • 1batfastard
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Jan 2013
                                        • 3394

                                        Kill Me Three Times (Via Sky Cinema) Looks like this supposed comedy was a take the money and run film for Simon Peggg. Sadly this
                                        disappointing film does Simon Pegg no credit, it has a couple of funny lines but that's it. Not to bad if you squint with one eye closed and viewed
                                        as a low budget Comedy/Drama at best but hey each to their own...

                                        Starring:-Simon Pegg,Alice Braga,Sullivan Stapleton,Teresa Palmer as Lucy Webb, Nathan's wife,Luke Hemsworth,Callan Mulvey and Bryan Brown.

                                        While on a seemingly routine job, a jaded hit man (Simon Pegg) discovers that he's not the only one with his target in the crosshairs.



                                        Geoff.

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                                        • DazDaMan
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Aug 2003
                                          • 18695

                                          A Dog's Purpose

                                          Reasonable family film about a dog searching for the best owner he ever had.
                                          Daren Cogdon

                                          Spitfire fanatic

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