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  • DazDaMan
    started a topic The Last Film You Watched..... IV

    The Last Film You Watched..... IV

    JAWS

    On ITV4 last night - and I had the opportunity to introduce it to someone for the first time!!! She thought it was "OK"....!!!!!!!!!

  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    I have watched two films within days of each other one via Netflix the other Sky Cinema. Both are of the Sci-Fi genre one not as good as the trailer makes but is a good storyline as far as the drama goes and the other quite good that has a good twist at the end along with good drama and action sequences..

    Annihilation 2018, I had wanted to watch this for a while as the trailer hinted at a good storyline, it has some good SFX and the storyline is quite good but needed a couple more action sequences to enhance the film IMPO, all that said it is still worth a gander if you like the Sci-Fi genre as at the end of the day I enjoyed watching.....

    Starring:- Natalie Portman,Jennifer Jason Leigh,Gina Rodriguez,Tessa Thompson,Tuva Novotny,Oscar Isaac,Benedict Wong,Sonoya Mizuno and David Gyasi.



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    Upgrade 2018 Another film that was well worth waiting to watch, if you like Action/Sci-Fi then this is for you a low budget film that hit's the ball out of the park for me personally I thoroughly enjoyed this film that like I say has a good twist at the end......

    Starring:-Logan Marshall-Green,Betty Gabriel,Harrison Gilbertson,Melanie Vallejo,Benedict Hardie,Linda Cropper,Simon Maiden,
    Christopher Kirby,Clayton Jacobson,Sachin Joab,Michael M. Foster,Richard Cawthorne and Kai Bradley.



    At the end of the day you either like or dislike films as everybody has different tastes and expectations which is what it is all about........


    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Triple Frontier 2019 (Via Netflix) I really enjoyed this action flick with a host of modern TV and Film stars acting well together that has the possibility of a sequel ? If you like this genre of film that has a decent storyline as well as action when needed then this for you.......

    Starring:- Ben Affleck,Oscar Isaac,Charlie Hunnam,Garrett Hedlund,Pedro Pascal,Adria Arjona,Louis Rodriguez,Juan Camilo Castillo, Reynaldo Gallegos,Madeline Wary and Michael Benjamin Hernandez.

    Former Special Forces operatives reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers, these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for themselves instead of the country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties, and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Too Many Crooks 1959(Via Talking Pictures Channel/ SKY 328). Classic UK B&W comedy leading role for Terry Thomas's in his usual roguish character, along with early roles for recognisable star's of they're own TV series and the famed Carry On films of yesteryear. If your into this particular genre you'll like this and it's still a good laugh in my book.....

    Starring:- Terry-Thomas,George Cole,Brenda De Banzie,Bernard Bresslaw,Sidney James,Vera Day,Delphi Lawrence,John Le Mesurier,Sydney Tafler,Rosalie Ashley Nicholas Parsons,Terry Scott,Vilma Ann Leslie,Edie Martin,Tutte Lemkow,John Stuart,Joe Melia,Arthur Brough,Sam Kydd and Howard Pays.

    Fingers (George Cole) and his gang of incompetent crooks try to rob the rich Bill Gordon (Terry-Thomas), but they come up empty-handed. Undeterred by the failure, Fingers plots to kidnap Gordon's daughter and hold her for ransom. But they can't even get that right, and instead they abduct Gordon's wife, Lucy (Brenda De Banzie), by mistake. Shockingly enough, Gordon is happy to be rid of his spouse, and ignores the ransom demands, so Lucy works with the gang to plot revenge.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    The Shape Of Water 2017 (Via Sky Movies) I enjoyed this Fantasy/Sci-Fi for the most, only one scene did not make sense for me as it just was not needed IMO. None the less an enjoyable experience overall and recommended for the fan of the genre IMHO.....

    Starring:- Sally Hawkins,Michael Shannon,Richard Jenkins,Doug Jones,Michael Stuhlbarg,Octavia Spencer,Michael Stuhlbarg,David HewlettNick Searcy,Stewart Arnott,
    Nigel Bennett,Lauren Lee Smith,Martin Roach,Allegra Fulton,John Kapelos and Morgan Kelly.


    Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Spider-Man Homecoming 2017 (via Sky Movies.) A good addition to the Marvel universe that is quite funny but just another great view for anybody into the Comic Book Superhero/Sci-Fi genre........

    Starring:- Tom Holland,Michael Keaton,Jon Favreau,Zendaya,Donald Glover,Tyne Daly,Marisa Tomei,Robert Downey Jr,Gwyneth Paltrow, Kerry Condon,Chris Evans,Jacob Batalon,Laura Harrier,Tony Revolori,Garcelle Beauvais,Jennifer Connelly,
    Hemky Madera,Bokeem Woodbine,Logan Marshall-Green,Michael Chernus,Michael Mando,Christopher Berry,Kenneth Choi,
    Hannibal Buress,Martin Starr,Selenis Leyva,Tunde Adebimpe,John Penick,Isabella Amara,Jorge Lendeborg Jr.J. J. Totah,
    Abraham Attah,Tiffany Espensen,Angourie Rice,Michael Barbieri,Ethan Dizon,Martha Kelly,Kirk Thatcher,and last but not least Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee also has a cameo


    Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    The Lost City Of Z 2016 (Via BBCi) Enjoyed this little publicised biopic film an historical drama based on the book of the same name by David Grann, a little piece of UK history that is not very PC in todays climate.......

    Starring:- Charlie Hunnam,Robert Pattinson,Edward Ashley,Sienna Miller,Tom Holland as Jack Fawcett,(Bobby Smalldridge as 7-year-old Jack/Tom Mulheron as young Jack Fawcett),Angus Macfadyen,Clive Francis,Ian McDiarmid,Franco Nero,Harry Melling,John Sackville,Adam Bellamy and Daniel Huttlestone.

    At the dawn of the 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, which views indigenous populations as savages, the determined Fawcett, supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide-de-camp, returns to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case.



    Geoff.

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  • Cajun21
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    Last film was Alpha, how mans best friend became mans best friend. Some what suspicious events but somewhat plausible. A good flick once you get the hang of reading the subtitles as no one really speaks Neanderthal these days.
    Cheers
    Itch

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Finally I have watched ARRIVAL 2016 (Via Netflix) Not every Sci-Fi fans cup of tea but I really enjoyed this movie......

    A very different type of time travel film just a good down to earth what if movie without too much CGI that seems to accompany this genre at the moment. I don't mind CGI when it is essential and good but some are really atrocious (Black Panther) even though having millions spent on them.

    Starring:- Amy Adams,Jeremy Renner,Forest Whitaker,Michael Stuhlbarg,Mark O'Brien,Tzi Ma,Abigail Pniowsky,Julia Scarlett Dan,
    Jadyn Malone and Frank Schorpion.

    Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Tommorrowland 2015 via (SKY Cinema) This Sci-Fi film was not very popular as I think it was a bit to ( Look what we are doing to the planet! ) rather than concentrating on just a good escapism film in the Sci-Fi genre. IMHO I don't think it was that bad a movie really ignoring the wagging finger at the audience, still like I say you like what you like in the genre and it is not for everyone being a Sci-Fi fan or the casual watcher.....

    Starring:- George Clooney,Hugh Laurie,Britt Robertson,Raffey Cassidy,Tim McGraw,Kathryn Hahn,Keegan-Michael Key,Chris Bauer,
    Thomas Robinson,Pierce Gagnon,Matthew Maccaull and Judy Greer.


    A former boy genius (George Clooney) and gifted teenager (Britt Robertson) set out on a dangerous mission to unearth the secrets of "Tomorrowland", an enigmatic location caught between time and space.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Daz - If you liked (We Bought A Zoo) you should like (If you never watched it first time around ? ) this BBC drama (Our Zoo) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04gvbkz a very good IMHO mini series drama about the beginnings of Chester Zoo.......

    Geoff.
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  • DazDaMan
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    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Managed to rack up two more viewings of this on DVD, and one on blu-ray recently!

    We Bought a Zoo

    Loosely based on the true story of Dartmoor Zoo, this Matt Damon vehicle also stars Scarlett Johansson as a zookeeper trying hard to deal with the inexperienced new owners of a rundown zoo in the USA. Pretty good, actually.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Watched the classic 60's B/W Sci-Fi The Day The Earth Caught Fire 1961 (Via Talking Pictures - SKY channel 368). A look at what could happen to the earth if it's tilt shifted dramatically by human activity........

    The earth's axis does wobble in the real-time and I cannot help think that the chaos we are currently experiencing has a connection along with some of our own activity ? Also to me it is an indicator of what could possibly happen if the climate chaos continues as it does on a more basic level with humans being the way we are.

    Starring:- Edward Judd,Leo McKern,Janet Munro,Michael Goodliffe,Bernard Braden,Reginald Beckwith,Rene Asherson,ArthurChristiansen,Austin Trevor,Edward Underdown,Ian Ellis,Peter Butterworth.Arthur Christiansen (Actual Express Editor) and Michael Caine (Copper directing traffic)

    Peter Stenning (Edward Judd) is a depressed British reporter who gets by with the help of his friend, veteran journalist Bill Maguire (Leo McKern). Along with weather forecaster Jeannie Craig (Janet Munro), Peter and Bill discover that simultaneous U.S. and Russian nuclear explosions have drastically altered the earth's rotation. Fires and earthquakes ravage cities all over the world, and chaos and sickness descend upon the frightened survivors as they try to put the planet back on its axis.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Watched the excellent Avengers Infinity War (Pt1) 2018 (Via Sky Cinema) Easily watchable again with a good mixture of Action/Sci Fi/Adventure with really well timed comic elements The film blends in Marvel universe characters from other stand alone movies and is a must for any fan of the genre. The CGI is quite impressive especially THANOS and you wouldn't believe this is the same studio who had some questionable CGI in Black Panther IMPO......

    Starring:- Robert Downey Jr.Chris Hemsworth,Mark Ruffalo,Chris Evans,Scarlett Johansson,Benedict Cumberbatch,Don Cheadle,
    Tom Holland,Chadwick Boseman,Paul Bettany,Elizabeth Olsen,Anthony Mackie,Sebastian Stan,Danai Gurira,Letitia Wright,
    Dave Bautista,Zoe Saldana,(Josh Brolin - THANOS),Chris Pratt.Danai Gurira,Letitia Wright,William Hurt,(Kerry Condon-voice of Stark's A.I.), Winston Duke,Florence Kasumba,Jacob Batalon,Isabella Amara,Tiffany Espensen,Ethan Dizon,Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders,
    Terry Notary,Tom Vaughan-Lawlor,Carrie Coon,Michael James Shaw,(Ross Marquand voices Johann Schmidt / Red Skull),Stan Lee,
    Stephen McFeely and Kenneth Branagh.


    Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers -- Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner -- must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos -- the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.



    Geoff.
    Last edited by 1batfastard; 16th March 2019, 19:58.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Finally got around to watching Black Panther 2018 (Via Sky Cinema). While I thoroughly enjoyed the film just a couple of minor snags IMPO some of the music did not fit the action (i.e The car chase also some of the fight scenes CGI was bad when compared along side other films i.e.Aquaman CGI ) apart from those a good movie easily watchable a second time around....

    Starring:- Chadwick Boseman,Michael B. Jordan,Lupita Nyong'o,Danai Gurira,Martin Freeman,Daniel Kaluuya,Letitia Wright,
    Winston Duke,Angela Bassett,Forest Whitaker,Andy Serkis,John Kani,Florence Kasumba,Sterling K. Brown,Isaach de Bankol,
    Connie Chiume,Dorothy Steel,Danny Sapani,Sydelle Noel,Marija Abney,Janeshia Adams-Ginyard,Maria Hippolyte,Marie Mouroum,J
    nel Stevens,Zola Williams,Christine Hollingsworth,Shaunette Rene Wilson,Nabiyah Be,(Trevor Noah - Wakandan ship A.I,),Stan Lee, and (Sebastian Stan - End Credit scene).


    After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    The Big Job - 1965 (Via Talking Pictures Channel/Sky 328). Classic British 60's B&W slapstick comedy even after all these years, featuring well know actors of the time who would be more connected to the Carry On films for they're fame, also some for acting in they're own shows or well loved characters in British sit-coms.

    Starring:- Sid James,Sylvia Syms,Dick Emery,Joan Sims,Lance Percival,Jim Dale,Deryck Guyler,Edina Ronay,Reginald Beckwith, Michael Ward,Brian Rawlinson,David Horne,Frank Forsyth,Frank Thornton and Wanda Ventham.

    Inept bank-robbers find that, while the three were in prison, a police station was built near the tree where the loot was cached.



    Geoff.

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  • DazDaMan
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    The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale

    Fast becoming a favourite. 9/10

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Minesweeper 1943 (Via Talking Pictures channel/SKY 328) A flag waving US B&W film that is a bit dull IMHO, none the less if your into any old war film then this will be right up your alley just don't expect to much from it.....

    Starring:- Richard Arlen as Richard Houston,Jean Parker,Russell Hayden,Guinn "Big Boy" Williams,Emma Dunn,Charles D. Brown,Frank Fenton,Chick Chandler,
    Douglas Fowley,Billy Nelson,Grant Withers and Jon Gilbreath.

    The film is a fictional account of a former navy deserter who returns to duty after the attack on Pearl Harbour, under an assumed name as a sailor aboard a minesweeper in World War II.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    A Shot In The Dark 1964 (Via Talking Pictures Channel/Sky 328) Classic very funny Peter Sellers comedy in the film that started the series based on the original 1963 Pink Panther film Clouseau character which are all good fun to watch still to this day IMHPO. After Peter's death the others lost that vital comic ingredient IMO yet they still produced more. You can search Youtube for the panther outtake's one of the funniest has to be the lift scene where one of the cast farts (intentionally) and all are corpesing ...

    Starring:- Peter Sellers,Elke Sommer,George Sanders,Herbert Lom,Tracy Reed,Graham Stark,Moira Redmond,Vanda Godsell,Maurice Kaufmann,Ann Lynn,
    David Lodge ,Andr Maranne,Martin Benson,Burt Kwouk,Reginald Beckwith,Douglas Wilmer,Bryan Forbes,Andr Charrise,Howard Greene,John Herrington Jack Melford, Victor Baring,Victor Beaumont,Tutte Lemkow,Hurtado De Cordoba Ballet,Fred Hugh,Rose Hill and the Tahitian Dance Group. corpse

    A chambermaid at the Ballon residence in Paris is accused of murdering her lover. Against the wishes of Chief Inspector Dreyfuss, the infamous Clouseau is assigned to the case. Death follows the maid wherever she goes, yet Clouseau is stubbornly convinced of her innocence.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    The Malta Story 1953 (Via Talking Pictures/Sky 328), Classic British war drama based on the Malta siege which was awarded the George cross for they're bravery and endurance of both military and civilians.

    Starring:- Alec Guinness,Jack Hawkins,Anthony Steel,Muriel Pavlow,Rene Asherson,Hugh Burden,Nigel Stock,Reginald Tate,
    Ralph Truman,Flora Robson,Ronald Adam,Derek Aylward,Peter Barkworth,Ivor Barnard,Peter Bull,Stuart Burge,Edward Chaffers,
    Michael Craig, Rosalie Crutchley,Maurice Denham,Jerry Desmonde,Thomas Heathcote,Gordon Jackson,Geoffrey Keen,Dermot Kelly,
    Sam Kydd,Richard Leven,Colin Loudan,Victor Maddern,Michael Medwin,Lee Patterson,William Russell,Marc Sheldon,Harold Siddons and Noel Willman. Along with many extras from the Maltese population.

    During World War II, British photo-reconnaissance pilot Peter (Alec Guinness) discovers that the Italians are planning a secret invasion of Malta, a strategically important island nation critical to keeping the Allied supply lines open. Though they have few resources left, Peter and his commanding officer, Frank (Jack Hawkins), resolve to fight off the enemy and save the island. At the same time, Peter struggles to keep his relationship with a local girl from falling apart.



    Geoff.
    Last edited by 1batfastard; 16th February 2019, 16:37.

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