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  • 1batfastard
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    • Jan 2013
    • 3428

    Hi All,
    DazDaMan - I watched the film a while ago now and have yet to read the book that I have. I enjoyed the film and it will be interesting to see what
    if any differences there are as most films are adaptations from whatever source material.

    Mother 2017 (Via SKY Cinema) the film is meant to be a Drama/Horror but I would say it has an element of Sci-Fi as well, on the whole though it is watchable but not to everybody's taste it starts off one thing then changes in the third act which is where the Sci-Fi comes in IMO but I still enjoyed the film none the less.....

    Starring:- Jennifer Lawrence,Javier Bardem,Ed Harris,Michelle Pfeiffer,Domhnall Gleeson,Brian Gleeson,Kristen Wiig,Jovan Adepo,Stephen McHattie,
    Amanda Warren and Laurence Leboeuf.

    A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.'.



    Geoff.
    Last edited by 1batfastard; 16th July 2018, 19:01.

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    • 1batfastard
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2013
      • 3428

      Hi All,
      The Snowman 2017 (Via SKY Cinema) This drawn out at times film is watchable but nothing like the trailer depicts, as with so many trailers just show
      the bit's they think will capture the punters. Full of current UK film and TV stars with a smattering of US stars also, easy to follow plot line just don't get to
      exited accept it for what is and you'll enjoy the film as I did......

      Starring:-Michael Fassbender,Rebecca Ferguson,Charlotte Gainsbourg,Val Kilmer,J. K. Simmons,Toby Jones,David Dencik,Ronan Vibert,Chlo Sevigny,D'Arcy,
      Becker Genevieve O'Reilly,Peter Dalle,Jamie Clayton,Jakob Oftebro,Jonas Karlsson,Silvia Busuioc,Michael Yates and Alec Newman.
      (Jo Nesb (the writer of the novel on which the film is based) was supposed to have a small cameo, but his scenes were cut.)

      Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.



      Geoff.

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      • 1batfastard
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2013
        • 3428

        Hi All,
        Jungle 2017 (Via SKY Cinema). This film low budget film is a true life drama that is actually quite good despite only average reviews, at times you can
        really empathise with Daniel Radcliffe's character, on the whole worth a watch if you like true to life drama films.....

        Starring:-Daniel Radcliffe,Alex Russell,Thomas Kretschmann,Yasmin Kassim,Joel Jackson,Jacek Koman,Lily Sullivan,Angie Milliken,Joey Vieira,Paris Moletti
        and, Luis Jose Lopez.

        A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle. Their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest
        elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for survival.



        Geoff.

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        • 1batfastard
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2013
          • 3428

          Hi All,
          Logan 2017 (Via SKY Cinema) Have to admit excellent if extremely violent Sci-Fi film right from the off in X-Men franchise (Based on the Old Man Logan comic book) of the wolverine character. An excellent way to bow out for Hugh Jackman....

          Starring:-Hugh Jackman,Patrick Stewart,Boyd Holbrook,Stephen Merchant,Richard E. Grant,Dafne Keen,Eriq La Salle,Elise Neal,Elizabeth Rodriguez,Doris Morgado, David Kallaway,Han Soto,Jason Genao,Krzysztof Soszynski and Alison Fernandez

          In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to
          hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and
          battle the dark forces that want to capture her.



          Geoff.

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          • DazDaMan
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Aug 2003
            • 18708

            Hostel

            The origin of phrase "torture porn", Hostel is about three backpackers going on a sex, drugs and booze-filled journey around Europe, only to have their plans go slightly awry when they meet a stranger who promises to make their trip REALLY unforgettable.

            Problem is, for me, the film is largely forgettable! Sure, it's gory, but it's got ******-all storyline apart from a few basic setups to increase your dread at what horrors will be coming next.

            I remember the hype about it at the time, but gave it a miss for years. I can see why now!
            Daren Cogdon

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            • 1batfastard
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2013
              • 3428

              Hi All,
              Tommy's Honour 2016 (Via Sky Cinema) I rather enjoyed this film a good honest Biopic drama that is well acted by this small cast...

              Starring:- Peter Mullan,Jack Lowden,Ophelia Lovibond and Sam Neill as the main cast supported by others.

              Tommy's Honour is a 2016 historical drama film depicting the lives and careers of, and the complex relationship between, the pioneering Scottish golfing
              champions Old Tom Morris and his son Young Tom Morris.



              Geoff.

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              • DazDaMan
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Aug 2003
                • 18708

                Dunkirk

                For about the 20th time....!

                Evil Dead 2

                Bruce Campbell vs the Deadites in a classic comic horror.
                Daren Cogdon

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                • Meddle
                  Rank Bajin.
                  • Sep 2014
                  • 1626

                  Thor: Ragnarok

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                  • 1batfastard
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Jan 2013
                    • 3428

                    Hi All,
                    Professor Marston and the Wonder Women 2017 (Via SKY Cinema) I downloaded this thinking it would be interesting background story behind the
                    creation of the Wonder Woman franchise (The film which I intend to watch next)

                    I never expected as it turns out that the most famous female super hero character actually got her start from a professor, his wife and they're lover who
                    all lived together during a fantasy that he and they got into that gave him the idea of the Super Hero character, incidentally they are also credited with
                    inventing the polygraph machine.

                    I enjoyed the film as it was the right balance that showed the relationship both good and bad between all three that eventually lead up to the creation of
                    Wonder Woman. Just a good drama all told but I will say not for everybody......

                    Starring:- Luke Evans,Rebecca Hall,Bella Heathcote,Monica Giordano,JJ Feild,Chris Conroy,Oliver Platt,Christopher Paul Richards and Connie Britton.



                    Geoff.

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                    • DazDaMan
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Aug 2003
                      • 18708

                      Flight of the Intruder

                      Top Gun, Vietnam style, as a disillusioned A-6 Intruder pilot decides he has had enough of bombing worthless targets and goes for a big one in the middle of downtown Hanoi.

                      The Deep

                      Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset stumble onto the possible find of a lifetime while on holiday in Bermuda, and enlist the help of local treasure hunter Robert Shaw to go find it. Meanwhile, drug dealer Louis Gosset Jr. harasses them after they unearth a stash of morphine on the sunken shipwreck.

                      Underrated classic, this one, I think.
                      Daren Cogdon

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                      • 1batfastard
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Jan 2013
                        • 3428

                        Hi All,
                        DazDaMan - Two classic films IMHO, FOTI I think represents how many US pilots felt like an updated phony war prior to all out hostilities with
                        politics getting in the way of getting the job done, TD Nick Nolty,Robert Shaw,Jacqueline Bisset and Louis Gosset Jnr at they're best....

                        Wonder Woman 2017 (Via SKY Cinema) I really enjoyed this Fantasy/Sci-Fi although not a big fan even of the Linda Carter version (Yes I did watch
                        the Tv series ) Only two gripes really most of the CGI was good but a couple of times they dropped the ball.

                        Also although Gal Gadot hit the mark spot on. One question:- Why did they not employ young French girl actress as the younger wonder woman growing
                        from toddler to woman ? I say this only because you have to be tone deaf not to hear Gal Godet's strong French accent, the child actor who played the
                        young wonder woman had clearly had English as her 1st language.....

                        Starring:-Gal Gadot,Chris Pine,Robin Wright,Danny Huston,David Thewlis,Connie Nielsen,Elena Anaya,Lucy Davis,Sad Taghmaoui,Ewen Bremner,
                        Eugene Brave Rock,Lisa Loven Kongsli,Mayling Ng,Florence Kasumba,Madeleine Vall Beijner,Hayley Jane Warnes,Ann Wolfe,James Cosmo,Steffan Rhodri,
                        Doutzen Kroes,Samantha Jo and a cameo by Zack Snyder.

                        Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she
                        can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true
                        destiny.



                        Geoff.
                        Last edited by 1batfastard; 31st July 2018, 18:25.

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                        • 1batfastard
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Jan 2013
                          • 3428

                          Hi All,
                          The Man Who Never Was 1956 (Via BBCi available until Sat-04/08). The True Story of Glyndwr Michael and operation Mincemeat during WWII,
                          you can even visit a web page dedicated to this man:-http://www.themanwhoneverwas.com/

                          Starring:-Clifton Webb,Gloria Grahame,Robert Flemyng,Josephine Griffin,Stephen Boyd,Laurence Naismith,William Russell,Geoffrey Keen,Moultrie Kelsall
                          Cyril Cusack,Andr Morell,Michael Hordern,William Squire,Allan Cuthbertson,Joan Hickson,Terence Longdon,Gibb McLaughlin,Gordon Bell and Ewen Montagu.

                          As the British military prepares to invade Sicily during World War II, intelligence agent Ewen Montagu (Clifton Webb) hatches a cunning plan to fool
                          Germany into believing the Allies' true target is Greece. Concocting a fictitious British officer named Maj. William Martin, Montagu gathers false top-secret documents and personal letters to plant upon a corpse that will wash ashore in Spain. But the investigations of a German undercover agent
                          (Stephen Boyd) could potentially expose the fraud.


                          Documentary


                          Geoff.
                          Last edited by 1batfastard; 2nd August 2018, 17:16.

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                          • 1batfastard
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Jan 2013
                            • 3428

                            Hi All,
                            Imperium 2016 (Via BBCi Available until 4th Sept) ( WARNING - Not to everyone's taste ) I was expecting a bit more from the film as
                            being based on fact I imagined it would show both the good and bad facts not just glimmers leaving the viewer to they're imagination. The film never
                            really shows the true nature and violence that go hand in hand at times with extreme far right groups and they're ideology, Apart from that gripe not a
                            bad drama all told, the film gets you into the undercover operation that Daniel Radcliffe's character gets involved with......

                            Starring:-Daniel Radcliffe,Toni Collette,Tracy Letts,Sam Trammell,Nestor Carbonell,Roger Yawson,Devin Druid,Pawel Szajda,Chris Sullivan,Burn Gorman,
                            Seth Numrich,Jasson Finney,Maboud Ebrahimzadeh,David Aranovich,Paul H. Chapman,Rodney Roldan,Bobby Parker Jr.,Morgan Applegate and
                            Shawn Singletary.

                            Nate Foster is a young and inexperienced FBI agent. When a major terrorist plot is uncovered, he must go deep undercover to infiltrate the gang of white supremacists responsible.



                            Geoff.
                            Last edited by 1batfastard; 4th August 2018, 12:17.

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                            • hampden98
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Sep 2009
                              • 2550

                              Picked up for 2 in a charity shop Mr Turner, Timothy Spall.

                              The later life of Turner the painter. Brilliant performance by Timothy Spall.
                              Totally believable, totally engrossing.

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                              • 1batfastard
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Jan 2013
                                • 3428

                                Hi All,
                                hampden98 - How did you watch the film ? I have been waiting for that particular film to air on SKY Cinema ever since it came out but have not
                                seen it available other than the store.

                                Free State Of Jones 2016 (Via BBCi Available until 28/08) Although not considered a box office hit because it barely made half the budget spent
                                on it's making, I really enjoyed this historical drama based on the true story of Newton Knight who led a rebellion against the confederates, the film
                                includes flashes of his Great Grandson who has problems of his own in 1948 trying to marry his long term girlfriend because of his mixed race ancestry.......

                                Starring:-Matthew McConaughey,Gugu Mbatha-Raw,Keri Russell,Mahershala Ali,Brian Lee Franklin,Jacob Lofland,Bill Tangradi,Sean Bridgers,Kirk Bovill,
                                Christopher Berry,Donald Watkins,Artrial Clark,Manny Penton and Wayne Pre.

                                In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight
                                the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to
                                flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a
                                rebellion that would forever change history.



                                Geoff.

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                                • DazDaMan
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Aug 2003
                                  • 18708

                                  Two Brothers

                                  Jean-Jacques Annaud's tale of two tiger cubs separated and then reunited as a result of man's greed and desire to be master of all nature is still fantastic to watch.
                                  Daren Cogdon

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                                  • 1batfastard
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Jan 2013
                                    • 3428

                                    Hi All,
                                    Bill 2015 (Via BBCi Available until 22/08) Quite amusing film that at times is very pythonesque IMPO, along with a couple of rather famous actor cameos it is mainly the talents of the group of actors behind children's TV series Horrible Histories and Yonderland. I like this type of theatre with the same actors playing different characters with a few modern references and a few funny end credit scenes relating to the film...

                                    Starring:-Mathew Baynton,Martha Howe-Douglas,Ben Willbond,Simon Farnaby,Jim Howick,Laurence Rickard,Helen McCrory,Rufus Jones,Justin Edwards,
                                    Damian Lewis,David Crow,John Henry Falle,Jamie Demetriou and Richard Atwill.

                                    Bill is set during Shakespeare's "lost years"—the crucial period, long a mystery to scholars, covering his rise from obscurity in Stratford-upon-Avon to
                                    fame as a playwright in London. According to the official synopsis, the film will tell the "real story" of what happens when "hopeless lute player
                                    Bill Shakespeare leaves his family and home to follow his dream. It’s a tale of murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and a plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth I."
                                    Writer Rickard further explained that this "very different" version of the future Bard has already tried "everything from contemporary dance to playing lute
                                    in a band. He's never found his calling.



                                    Geoff.

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                                    • DazDaMan
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Aug 2003
                                      • 18708

                                      Hot Shots

                                      Charlie Sheen's first outing as war hero Topper Harley, a man on the edge who is assigned to take part in a seemingly suicidal bombing raid in Iraq. Top notch mickey-take of Top Gun. Great fun.

                                      Hot Shots - Part Deux

                                      Charlie Sheen returns as Topper Harley, this time leading a rescue mission in Iraq. Great send-up of the Rambo series.
                                      Daren Cogdon

                                      Spitfire fanatic

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                                      • hampden98
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Sep 2009
                                        • 2550

                                        1batfastard, Turner purchased in Charity Shop for 1.99. Is it a new film? Lucky find.

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                                        • 1batfastard
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Jan 2013
                                          • 3428

                                          Hi All,
                                          hampden98 - Stunned by that matey still it's just like SKY Cinema all over not to have crackers play like Turner. I imagine it's down to they're
                                          algorithms ? Imean the films they advertised as the most popular for instance and Returning favourites are full of low budget stuff with a sprinkling of
                                          noticeable hits.

                                          Films I would really like to see are Child 42/Arrival/Legend as examples but they have not had a sniff at being shown in the premier section only available
                                          in the SKY Store. I refuse to pay extra to watch a film when you already pay a monthly subscription to that channel. I suppose they have your arm up
                                          your back to a certain degree but I can see why some are drifting away using other streaming services or scouring charity shops.

                                          To be honest I would be streaming elsewhere but as I am housebound with agoraphobia the money I save Not going out/No holidays etc.etc. lets me have
                                          SKY so really it balances itself out but it is very frustrating that SKY do not stream all the popular releases through the premier section.

                                          Geoff.
                                          Last edited by 1batfastard; 10th August 2018, 13:25.

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