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  • 1batfastard
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    • Jan 2013
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    Hi All,
    John Wick 2 (Via Sky Cinema) I enjoyed the film but did not think it was as good as the first, having said that it is still good viewing none the less
    being full of fast action throughout the film. ( One funny moment was when Wick and his targets bodyguard are firing at each other while walking in the train station ) Must sat though I am still not a fan of CGI and blood would like to see makers go back to practical effects as it's more realistic IMPO..

    Starring:-Keanu Reeves,Riccardo Scamarcio,Common as Cassion,Laurence Fishburne,Ruby Rose,John Leguizamo,Ian McShane,Bridget Moynahan,Lance Reddick, Thomas Sadoski,David Patrick Kelly,Peter Stormare,Franco Nero,Peter Serafinowicz,Claudia Gerini andTobias Segal.

    Retired super-assassin John Wick's plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D'Antonio shows up on his doorstep with a gold marker, compelling him to repay past favors. Ordered by Winston, kingpin of secret assassin society The Continental, to respect the organization's ancient code, Wick reluctantly accepts the assignment to travel to Rome to take out D'Antonio's sister, the ruthless capo atop the Italian Camorra crime syndicate.



    Geoff.

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    • RpR
      RpR
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2013
      • 1128

      Bone Tomahawk
      A cowboy and Indians western that is oddly different.
      Stars Kurt Russell.
      It was definitely not what I expected.

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      • John Green
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        • Mar 2011
        • 6643

        Invested 21 for two tickets to see Darkest Hour. Gary Oldfield as Churchill and Kristin Scott Thomas gave excellent performances but, I left my seat feeling slightly underwhelmed - yet again.

        Perhaps it is all the pre release hype and hysteria inducing an expectation never to be realised ? The film correctly highlighted the Churchill/Halifax contention and its resolution. There was a lot of social padding including a ludicrous scene on the London underground railway featuring Churchill the autocratic aristocrat hobnobbing with the peasantry !

        That would never have occurred. Do contemporary film producers set out to include as much make believe social content as they consider necessary to establish their 'right-on' credentials ? It seems to me they do just that.

        Their was more than enough content in this story of 1940s political manouvering to sustain the duration of the film, without resort to faking certain scenes just to satisfy the fluffy feminist lobby and cosy modern preconceptions.

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        • 1batfastard
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          • Jan 2013
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          Hi All,
          Sea Fury 1958 (Via Talking Pictures Channel on Sky) Classic 50's B&W Drama that is surprisingly good to watch even after all these years IMPO the film
          has some stars of stage and screen in early roles..

          Starring:-Stanley Baker,Victor McLaglen,Luciana Paluzzi,Grgoire Aslan,Francis de Wolff,David Oxley,George Murcell,Percy Herbert,Rupert Davies,
          Robert Shaw,Roger Delgado,Barry Foster,Joe Robinson,Dermot Walsh,Richard Pearson,Fred Johnson and Jack Taylor.

          Off the Spanish coast, two tug-boat captains are caught in a violent feud over a woman but their rivalry is set aside when a sinking freighter carrying
          explosives must be salvaged and towed to port.



          Geoff.

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          • DazDaMan
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            • Aug 2003
            • 18694

            I've been on a bit of a Stephen King binge this week, for some reason!

            Started with Cat's Eye, then an old favourite with Sleepwalkers, before moving on to some of King's classic works - Christine, Silver Bullet, Cujo and Misery.

            I think I still have a few to do!
            Daren Cogdon

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            • MrBlueSky
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              • Jan 2006
              • 1154

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              • 1batfastard
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                • Jan 2013
                • 3373

                Hi All,
                The Luck Of The Navy 1938 (Via Talking Pictures Channel on Sky)Typical pre war flag waving, this B&W Thriller/Comedy(In parts) is not for everybody
                but if your into the genre it's 50/50 as to whether you'll like it... The film has some good shots of various biplane aircraft Swordfish/Fury + ? and an
                autogiro although no registration other than the prefix G-..

                Starring:-Geoffrey Toone,Judy Kelly,Clifford Evans,John Wood,Albert Burdon,Alf Goddard,Henry Oscar,Kenneth Kent,Marguerite Allan,Edmund Breon,
                Doris Hare,Daphne Raglan,Olga Lindo,Diana Beaumont,Leslie Perrins,Frank Fox and Fred Emney.

                With international relations strained and war a possibility, Commander Stanton is given a special mission.



                Geoff.

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                • MrBlueSky
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                  • Jan 2006
                  • 1154

                  Privates Progress, Ian Carmichael, Terry Thomas, Boulting Bothers.



                  I'm all right Jack.



                  School for scoundrels.

                  Last edited by MrBlueSky; 28th January 2018, 00:10.

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                  • DazDaMan
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Aug 2003
                    • 18694

                    Batman

                    Tim Burton's original. Still great after almost 30 years!
                    Daren Cogdon

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                    • 1batfastard
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jan 2013
                      • 3373

                      Hi All,
                      Big Jake 1971 via (Sky Cinema Modern Greats) John Wayne at his cowboy best (In one of his last film roles) at his cowboy best up against Richard Boone
                      in his usual bad guy role. if your a fan of westerns and JW in particular you will not be disappointed in this film that has some funny moments just a good watch IMPO....

                      Starring:-John Wayne,Richard Boone,Maureen O'Hara,Patrick Wayne,Christopher Mitchum,Bruce Cabot,Bobby Vinton,Glenn Corbett,John Doucette,
                      Jim Davis,John Agar,Harry Carey Jr,Gregg Palmer,Jim Burk,Dean Smith,Robert Warner,Jeff Wingfield,Everett Creach,Roy Jenson,Virginia Capers,
                      Hank Worden,Ethan Wayne,William Walker,George Fenneman,Tom Hennesy,Chuck Roberson and Bernard Fox.

                      The avenging head of the McCandle clan returns to his estranged family and leads the search for his kidnapped grandson. Big Jake sets off, his sons
                      in tow, to deliver the ransom to the kidnappers, but has little intention of handing it over without a fight.



                      Geoff.

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                      • DazDaMan
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                        • Aug 2003
                        • 18694

                        Jaws The Revenge

                        Regardless of it being quite possibly the worst of the franchise, I still watch it when it's on TV!
                        Daren Cogdon

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                        • 1batfastard
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                          • Jan 2013
                          • 3373

                          Hi All,
                          The Dairy Of Anne Frank 1959 Although basically a film about a young girl in her teenage years documenting and seeing through her eyes the best and
                          the worst we as humans have been capable of. You are allowed a glimpse of what it must have been like to be hiding in terror 24/7 where the smallest of noises could lead to capture and ultimately death. The film makes you truly thankful for the life you live and any complaints pale into significance compared to what this girl on the verge of womanhood and the Jewish people from children to the elderly experienced during the war...

                          Sarring:-Millie Perkins,Joseph Schildkraut,Shelley Winters,Richard Beymer,Gusti Huber,Lou Jacobi,Diane Baker,Douglas Spencer,Dodie Heath and
                          Ed Wynn.

                          In Nazi-occupied Holland in World War II, shopkeeper Kraler hides two Jewish families in his attic. Young Anne Frank (Millie Perkins) keeps a diary of
                          everyday life for the Franks and the Van Daans, chronicling the Nazi threat as well as family dynamics. A romance with Peter Van Daan causes jealousy between Anne and her sister, Margot. Otto Frank (Joseph Schildkraut) returns to the attic many years after the eventual capture of both families and finds his late daughter's diary.



                          An short insight to the above. Documentary DVD:-contact Mrs. Kroon at Pieter van Huystee Producties in The Netherlands: curien@pvhfilm.nl


                          Geoff.
                          Last edited by 1batfastard; 29th January 2018, 13:20.

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                          • 1batfastard
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                            • Jan 2013
                            • 3373

                            Hi All,
                            Birdman 2015 (Via BBC2) An excellent drama well acted by the cast with an easy to follow storyline that passes surprisingly quickly...

                            Starring:-Michael Keaton,Edward Norton,Zach Galifianakis,Andrea Riseborough,Amy Ryan,Emma Stone,Naomi Watts,Lindsay Duncan,Merritt Wever,
                            Jeremy Shamos,Katherine O'Sullivan,Damian Young,Bill Camp,Frank L. Ridley and Benjamin Kanes.

                            Former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is mounting an ambitious Broadway production that he hopes will breathe new life into his
                            stagnant career. It's risky, but he hopes that his creative gamble will prove that he's a real artist and not just a washed-up movie star. As opening night
                            approaches, a castmate is injured, forcing Riggan to hire an actor (Edward Norton) who is guaranteed to shake things up. Meanwhile, Riggan must deal
                            with his girlfriend, daughter and ex-wife.



                            Geoff.
                            Last edited by 1batfastard; 30th January 2018, 15:44.

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                            • 1batfastard
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                              • Jan 2013
                              • 3373

                              Hi All,
                              What doesn't Kill You 2008 (Via BBC1) Based on real life events involving the films director and his time mixed with the Irish Mob this nice little film
                              is worth a view if you like Crime/Drama that crosses easily from one to another....

                              Starring:-Mark Ruffalo,Ethan Hawke,Amanda Peet,Will Lyman,Brian Goodman,Donnie Wahlberg,Angela Featherstone,Brian Connolly,Lindsey McKeon,
                              Eddie J Fernandez,Michael Yebba,Michael Elian,Brett G Smith,Max Martini and Candice Accola.

                              Friends since childhood, Brian (Mark Ruffalo) and Paulie (Ethan Hawke) do whatever it takes to survive in their hardscrabble South Boston neighborhood.
                              Crime has always been part of their lives, and now they find themselves on the payroll of a hoodlum named Pat Kelly (Brian Goodman). While Brian sinks
                              deeper into the criminal cesspool, Paulie plans one last heist, one that he hopes can pull them both out of their dead-end lives.



                              Geoff.

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                              • DazDaMan
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Aug 2003
                                • 18694

                                The Howling

                                One of my favourites from my childhood. Still great. Dee Wallace is charming as always, and the werewolf effects are still pretty decent.

                                The Naked Gun trilogy.

                                Leslie Nielsen at his comic best in the classic film series.

                                Open Water

                                Fact-based drama in which two American tourists are left behind by a dive boat. Enduring jellyfish, storms, sharks, and each other, will they survive their ordeal?

                                I haven't seen it in a long time. Better than I remember it being.
                                Daren Cogdon

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                                • 1batfastard
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                                  • Jan 2013
                                  • 3373

                                  Hi All,
                                  The Traitor released in the US as The Accursed 1957 via (Talking Pictures channel on Sky), Classic 50's who done it ? film if your into the genre you'll like it.....

                                  Starring:-Donald Wolfit,Robert Bray,Jane Griffiths,Carl Jaffe,Anton Diffring,Christopher Lee,Oscar Quitak,Karel Štěpnek,Frederick Schiller,Rupert Davies,
                                  John Van Eyssen and Colin Croft.

                                  A former resistance fighter tries to discover the traitor who has betrayed his colleagues in the German resistance during the Second World War.



                                  Geoff.

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                                  • DazDaMan
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Aug 2003
                                    • 18694

                                    Deep Blue Sea

                                    Genetically-enhanced super mako sharks go on the rampage in the research lab that created them, with predictable but fun results. Those animatronic sharks are still awesome, though!

                                    Bad Taste

                                    Peter Jackson's oft-forgotten first feature film, a good, old-fashioned alien invasion splatterfest, with PLENTY of blood, guts and dismemberment. And it's bloody hilarious, too.

                                    "I'm a Derek. Dereks don't run."
                                    "Well, get up a tree or something!"
                                    Daren Cogdon

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                                    • 1batfastard
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                                      • Jan 2013
                                      • 3373

                                      Hi All,
                                      Jet Attack 1958 B&W (Via C5's Spike+) A somewhat dated film by todays standards and very gung-ho the best part of the film are the classic jet
                                      aircraft clips IMPO, still each to their own....

                                      Starring:-John Agar,Audrey Totter,Gregory Walcott,James Dobson,Leonard Strong,Nicky Blair,Sen Yung,Joseph Hamilton,Guy Prescott,George Cisar,
                                      Stella Lynn and Robert Carricart.

                                      A U.S. Air Force jet scientist is shot down over North Korea during the Korean War. He might be dead, but a three-man rescue party, led by Capt.
                                      Tom Arnett (John Agar), is sent into enemy territory to bring him back. Once in hostile surroundings, Arnett and his men hook up with a Communist
                                      nurse, Tanya (Audrey Totter), who helps them. Disguised as doctors, Arnett and his men find the scientist. Then the hard part begins: getting back to
                                      base safely.



                                      Geoff.

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                                      • MrBlueSky
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                                        • Jan 2006
                                        • 1154

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                                        • 1batfastard
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                                          • Jan 2013
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                                          Hi All,
                                          Orders To Kill 1958 (Via Talking Pictures Channel on Sky) A good classic B&W war drama that gives a little insight of what may have actually happened
                                          to undercover agents who had a conscious when operating behind enemy lines during WWII...

                                          Starring:-Eddie Albert,Paul Massie,Lillian Gish,James Robertson Justice,Leslie French,Irene Worth,John Crawford,Lionel Jeffries,Nicholas Phipps,
                                          Sandra Dorne,Jacques B. Brunius,Robert Henderson,Miki Iveria,Lillie Bea Gifford,Anne Blake,Sam Kydd,Ann Walford and Denyse Alexander.

                                          Gene Summers (Paul Massie) is an American Air Force pilot recruited to take part in a secret government mission. He is tasked with killing Marcel Lafitte
                                          (Leslie French), a lawyer working with the French Resistance, and a suspected double agent. After Summers parachutes into France, he meets his Resistance contact, Leonie (Irene Worth), and she provides him with information about Lafitte. But, after learning more about his target, Summers has
                                          second thoughts about his mission.

                                          Trailer here:-https://www.cinemaparadiso.co.uk/ren...ill-13889.html

                                          Geoff.
                                          Last edited by 1batfastard; 11th February 2018, 08:10.

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