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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"....!!!!!!!!!

  • DazDaMan
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    Sorry I've not checked in on here in a while - have only watched a couple of new films recently!

    Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

    Starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, and Joseph Mazzello (yes, the little boy from Jurassic Park!) as John Deacon.
    Flawed, but very enjoyable, biopic of the Queen frontman, from his joining of the band to the Live Aid concert in 1985 (which I remember watching on TV!). Worth a watch, even if you're not a die hard Queen fan. 4.5/5

    Overlord (2018)

    US troops are dropped over the Normandy beachhead to bring down a radar tower which could threaten the invasion fleet, but discover a much, much more sinister plot involving the villagers nearby. 4/5

    The Tiger (2015)

    A South Korean film about a retired hunter forced to pick up his rifle in order to hunt down the last Siberian tiger in the kingdom. Although the tiger acts like it's just escaped from The Matrix, the film is surprisingly good, and a little sad at the same time. 4/5
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  • 27vet
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    Hi Geoff,

    Regarding your question in post #1456, I didn't notice. Let me know if you watch the movie.

    cheers
    Ralph

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Kidnapped 1971 (Via Talking Pictures channel Sky 328). Dated now and probably historically inaccurate by todays standards ? None the less still watchable and you can forgive Michael Caine's Scottish accent, it's of it's time so not everybody would like this drama., but I did and that's the point....................

    Starring:- Michael Caine,Lawrence Douglas,Vivien Heilbron,Trevor Howard,Claire Nielson,Jack HawkinsDonald Pleasence,Gordon Jackson,Andrew McCulloch,Freddie Jones,Jack Watson
    Peter Jeffrey,Roger Booth,Geoffrey Whitehead and Terry Richards.


    Following a bloody defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, a naive young man, David Balfour, is cheated of his inheritance by an avaricious uncle.



    Geoff.
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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Thor Ragnarok 2017 (Via Sky Cinema). Has to be on a par with Gardian Of The Galaxy comedy wise a very funny film for the most especially the Dr Strange sequence... Over all if you like your Sci-Fi/Superhero films this is a must just a good leave it all behind film to watch with a great soundtrack.....

    Starring:- Chris Hemsworth,Tom Hiddleston,Cate Blanchett,Idris Elba,Jeff Goldblum,Tessa Thompson,Karl Urban,Mark Ruffalo,Anthony Hopkins,Benedict CumberbatchTadanobu Asano,
    Ray Stevenson,Zachary Levi,Rachel House,Taika Waititi (The films director),Clancy Brown (Character voice),Stan Lee,Sam Neill, Luke Hemsworth,and Matt Damon.


    Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    A horror film being as it was Halloween Flatliners 2017 Enjoyed this despite it being a reboot of the 1990 film that I preferred and as it turned out had one of the original cast members in.....

    Starring:- Ellen Page,Diego Luna,Nina Dobrev,James Norton,Kiersey Clemons,(Kiefer Sutherland He was originally going to reprise his character Dr. Nelson from the 1990 movie),Beau Mirchoff,
    Madison Brydges,Miguel Anthony,Jenny Raven,Charlotte McKinney and Janet Porter.


    Five medical students embark on a daring and dangerous experiment to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life. The bold adventure begins when they trigger near-death experiences by stopping their hearts for short periods of time. As their trials become more perilous, each must confront the sins from their past while facing the paranormal consequences of journeying to the other side.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Singularity 2017 (Via Sky Cinema). A low budget production and not what I thought it was going to be, more of a Sci-Fi love story aimed at teenagers, just a watch and forget film with a couple of known stars...

    Starring:- John Cusack,Carmen Argenziano,Julian Schaffner,Jeannine Wacker and Eileen Grubba.

    In 2020, a supercomputer deems mankind a threat and launches an all-out attack. Nearly a century later, two teenagers struggle to survive in the rubble of a ruined world, hoping to reach a sanctuary where humans live without fear of robots.



    Geoff.
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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    27vet - Did they restore the missing flag that caused a little controversy ?

    The Justice League - 2017 (Via Sky Cinema) Despite the Superman moustache cover up , at times though it seemed a bit video gamey viewing saying that I forgave these two errors and enjoyed the film, just another way to forget about the worlds troubles .......

    Starring:- Ben Affleck,Henry Cavill,Amy Adams,Gal Gadot,Ezra Miller,Jason Momoa,Ray Fisher,Jeremy Irons,Diane Lane,Connie Nielsen,J. K. Simmons,Ciarn Hinds,Sergi Constance,
    Nick McKinless, Aurore Lauzeral,David Thewlis,Robin Wright,Amber Heard,Julian Lewis Jones,Francis Magee,Joe Morton,Billy Crudup,(Joe Manganiello and Jesse Eisenberg End Credits)
    Michael McElhatton,Holt McCallany, and Marc McClure.


    Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity, and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly-awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes in Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash, it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.



    Geoff.

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  • 27vet
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    I watched "First Man" on Tuesday in the USA. It is a biography of Neil Armstrong. Pretty good.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (Via Sky Cinema) Finally got to watch the final Christopher Nolan Batman instalment which I have to say was worth the wait IMPO. Any batman fan will like the film without being to critical, just another film from the Sci-Fi/Fantasy world that you can get lost in and leave the real world and all it's problems for a good couple of hours....

    Starring:- Christian Bale,Michael Caine,Gary Oldman,Anne Hathaway,Tom Hardy,Marion Cotillard,Joseph Gordon-Levitt,Morgan Freeman,Tom Conti,Matthew Modine,Ben Mendelsohn, Burn Gorman,Alon Abutbul,Juno Temple,Daniel Sunjata,Chris Ellis,Brett Cullen,Cillian Murphy,Liam Neeson,William Devane,Josh Pence,Nestor Carbonell,Aidan Gillen,Rob Brown, Desmond Harrington,Josh Stewart,Christopher Judge,Noel Gugliemi,(Pittsburgh Steelers cameos :- Ben Roethlisberger,Hines Ward,Troy Polamalu,Willie Colon,Maurkice Pouncey,
    Mike Wallace,Heath Miller,Aaron Smith,Ryan Clark,James Farrior,LaMarr Woodley Casey Hampton and coach Bill Cowher),(Pittsburgh mayor - Luke Ravenstahl,
    (United States Senator - Patrick Leahy) and Thomas Lennon.

    It has been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale), in collusion with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman), vanished into the night. Assuming responsibility for the death of Harvey Dent, Batman sacrificed everything for what he and Gordon hoped would be the greater good. However, the arrival of a cunning cat burglar (Anne Hathaway) and a merciless terrorist named Bane (Tom Hardy) force Batman out of exile and into a battle he may not be able to win.



    Geoff.
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  • DazDaMan
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    Clerks/Clerks II

    Kevin Smith's classic comedies about two losers in crappy jobs trying to make a better lives for themselves.

    One of the few occasions where I think the sequel is better than the original!

    4/4.5

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Counter Attack 1945 (Via talking Pictures channel Sky328) Classic B/W 40's war film set on the eastern front, takes place in one location for the majority of the film. If you like war films then you should like this despite it's lack of action....

    Starring:- Paul Muni,Marguerite Chapman,Larry Parks,Harro Meller,Roman Bohnen,George Macready,Eric Rolf,Ludwig Donath,Rudolph Anders,Philip Van Zandt,Frederick Giermann,
    Wolfgang Zilzer,Ivan Triesault,Louis Adlon and Darren McGavin.


    During World War II, two Russians, soldier Alexei Kulkov (Paul Muni) and navigator Lisa Elenko (Marguerite Chapman), are trapped underground with a group of Germans. Having recently witnessed a colleague's skillful interrogation of a Nazi prisoner, Kulkov tries to prod the enemy soldiers into sharing details about Berlin's strategy. But one of the Germans is just as shrewd, and he and Kulkov engage in a set of mind games that mirror the methods employed on the battlefield.



    Geoff.

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  • DazDaMan
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    Hurricane

    The long-awaited English language version of the story of 303 Squadron.

    The low-budget look of the film has been commented on frequently, but apart from that it isn't actually too bad a film. Welsh actor Iwan Rheon steals the show as real-life aviator Jan Zumbach, and it was great to see Dark Blue World star Krystof Hadek appearing as Czech pilot Josef Frantisek.

    There are a couple of glaring inaccuracies (the black and white undersides of the Hurricane being wrong for the time period, for example), but I can live with that. Loved the fact that they used a Messerschmitt 108 to play the "bad guy" for a few scenes (most notably the shots looking back at a real Hurricane chasing it).

    Not bad, but not brilliant, either. 3.5 out of 5.

    Carnivore: Werewolf of London

    The DVD cover says "it's like Dog Soldiers, but with civilians."

    It's nothing like Dog Soldiers. It's crap. The only thing they have in common is their setting (a remote house) and the fact that the characters have very few options open to them to defend themselves from a marauding werewolf. There's a couple of gratuitous nude scenes that clearly show they were running out of ideas for the film.

    1 out of 5. A little T and A stop this from being a complete write-off, but even that's being generous.

    The Monster

    Mother and daughter Zoe Kazan and Ella Ballentine must make their way to a relative's house in the middle of a massive rainstorm. In the process, the car breaks down, and they find themselves stalked by some kind of horrific monster.

    A simple enough premise, with a rather good animatronic monster attacking them.

    4 out 5.

    The Void

    A group of strangers stranded in a remote hospital become victims of a gruesome supernatural being that's being summoned from the depths of a place beyond hell.

    Not bad, with plenty of prosthetic gore instead of CGI crap, but a bit confusing to follow at times.

    3 out of 5.

    Dark Blue World

    An all-time favourite, telling the story of two Czech fighter pilots who come to the UK to fight against the Luftwaffe, and who end up falling in love with the same woman.

    A solid 5.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2. (Via Sky Cinema). A very funny at times, enjoyable watch that passes quite fast considering it's just over 2Hr's long any Sci-Fi fan will enjoy this and it's one of those rare sequels that either maintains an even par or was better than the first IMHO.....

    Starring:- Chris Pratt,Zoe Saldana,Dave Bautista,Vin Diesel,Bradley Cooper,Michael Rooker,Karen Gillan,Pom Klementieff,Elizabeth Debicki,Chris Sullivan,Sean Gunn,Sylvester Stallone
    Kurt Russell,Laura Haddock,Gregg Henry,Seth Green (as the voice of Howard the Duck),Evan Jones,Jimmy Urine,Stephen Blackehart,Steve Agee,Mike Escamilla,Joe Fria,Terence Rosemore,
    Tommy Flanagan,Charred Walls,Richard Christy,Michael Rosenbaum,Ving Rhames,Michelle Yeoh,Stan Lee,David Hasselhoff,Rob Zombie (Ravager voice cameo),Ben Browder and Molly Quinn


    Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter's parentage is revealed.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 (Via Film4) The second in the Kelvin timeline franchise it is another fast moving film that keeps the viewer watching and again passes quickly.....

    Starring:- John Cho,Benedict Cumberbatch,Alice Eve,Bruce Greenwood,Simon Pegg,Chris Pine,Zachary Quinto,Zoe Saldana,Karl Urban,Peter Weller,Anton Yelchin,Leonard Nimoy
    Noel Clarke,Nazneen Contractor,Christopher Doohan,Amanda Foreman,Jay Scully,Jonathan Dixon,Aisha Hinds,Joseph Gatt,Bill Hader,Deep Roy,Sean Blakemore,Anjini Taneja Azhar,
    Nolan North and Heather Langenkamp.


    The crew of the Starship Enterprise returns home after an act of terrorism within its own organization destroys most of Starfleet and what it represents, leaving Earth in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Capt. James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) leads his people (Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zo Saldana) on a mission to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction, thereby propelling all of them into an epic game of life and death.



    Geoff.
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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,

    Star Trek (2009) The excellent reimagined reboot of the ST franchise easily watchable multiple time the 1st hour just flies past with second hour more or less the same. Highly recommended for ST or Sc-Fi fans in general..........

    Starring:- John Cho,Ben Cross,Bruce Greenwood,Simon Pegg,Chris Pine,Zachary Quinto,Winona Ryder,Zoe Saldana,Karl Urban,Anton Yelchin,Eric Bana,Leonard Nimoy,Clifton Collins Jr,
    Chris Hemsworth,Jennifer Morrison,Greg Ellis,Rachel Nichols,Deep Roy,Paul McGillion,Chris Doohan,Tyler Perry,James Cawley,Pasha Lychnikoff,Lucia Rijker,W. Morgan Sheppard,
    Wil Wheaton Romulan voices),Randy Pausch and Majel Barrett (Computer Voice).

    Aboard the USS Enterprise, the most-sophisticated starship ever built, a novice crew embarks on its maiden voyage. Their path takes them on a collision course with Nero (Eric Bana), a Romulan commander whose mission of vengeance threatens all mankind. If humanity would survive, a rebellious young officer named James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and a coolly logical Vulcan named Spock (Zachary Quinto) must move beyond their rivalry and find a way to defeat Nero before it is too late.



    Geoff.



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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    The Long Memory 1953 (Via Talking Pictures channel Sky 328). Classic 50's B/W Drama still good to watch IMHO enjoyed the film thoroughly.....

    Starring:- John Mills,John McCallum,Elizabeth Sellars,Eva Bergh,Geoffrey Keen,Michael Martin Harvey,John Chandos,John Slater,Thora Hird,Vida Hope,Harold Lang,Mary Mackenzie,John Glyn-Jones,
    John Horsley,Fred Johnson,Laurence Naismith,Peter Jones,Christopher Beeny,Ernest Clark,Henry Edwards,Arthur Mullard,Denis Shaw,Julian Somers and Russell Waters.


    A man is released from jail after serving 12 years for a murder he didn't commit. Determined to seek revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment, he at first shuts himself away in a deserted barge on the Thames Estuary where he is kept under police surveillance and hounded by pressmen after a story. Only a pathetic refugee girl is slowly able to get through to him.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Thunder Rock 1942 (Via Talking Pictures channel on Sky 328). Classic 40's B/W supernatural drama similar in part to ghosts of Christmas past from a Christmas Carol where the main character is shown the reasons for some of the passengers being on the doomed ship that sank before the main character was born. If you like these type of films then you will not be disappointed I really enjoyed the film.....

    Starring:- Michael Redgrave,James Mason,Lilli Palmer,Barbara Mullen,Finlay Currie,Frederick Valk,Sybille Binder,Barry Morse,George Carney,Frederick Cooper,Jean Shepherd,Miles Malleson,
    A. E. Matthews,James Pirrie,Olive Sloane,Tommy Duggan,Tony Quinn,Harold Anstruther,Alfred Sangster,Victor Beaumont,Gerard Heinz and Milo Sperber.


    The film is based on the 1939 play Thunder Rock by Robert Ardrey, which had originally been a flop when staged in New York folding within three weeks,but proved to be considerably more successful in London where it ran for months in the West End. As the 1940s approach, British reporter David Charleston (Michael Redgrave) tries to alert the public to the political unrest that he believes is leading to another war with Germany -- but no one listens to him. So David gives up, retiring to a small town in the American Midwest, where he works as a lighthouse watchman. There he is visited by the ghosts of 19th-century ship captain Joshua Stuart (Finlay Currie) and his passengers, who try to persuade David to make a difference while he is alive.



    Geoff.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Batman The Dark Knight Returns (Pt's 1 2012 & 2 2013 - Via Sky Cinema). A not for children animated two part film only Batman fans will really appreciate both films....

    Starring the voices of :- Peter Weller as Bruce Wayne / Batman,Ariel Winter as Carrie Kelley / Robin, David Selby as Commissioner James Gordon, Wade Williams as Harvey Dent / Two-Face,
    Michael Emerson as The Joker, Dee Bradley Baker as Don, Maria Canals-Barrera as Commissioner Ellen Yindel, Paget Brewster as Lana Lang, Grey DeLisle as Anchorwoman Carla
    Richard Doyle as The Mayor of Gotham City, Michael Jackson as Alfred Pennyworth, Yuri Lowenthal as The Son of Batman and other additional voices, Michael McKean as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper
    James Patrick Stuart as Murray, James Arnold Taylor as Mr. Hudson, Spud, additional voices, Bruce Timm as Thomas Wayne, Frank Welker as Deputy Mayor Stevenson, Gary Anthony Williams as Mutant Leader, Rob Paulsen as Rob . (Introduced in Part 2):- Mark Valley as Clark Kent / Superman, Robin Atkin Downes as Oliver Queen, Tress MacNeille as Selina Kyle/Wonder Woman,
    Jim Meskimen as President Ronald Reagan, Conan O'Brien as David Endochrine, Andy Richter as Frank, Tara Strong as Additional.

    Bruce Wayne (Peter Weller), now 55-years-old, comes out of retirement to don the cape and cowl. As Batman, he fights his old enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time. Then, an old ally arrives and is looking for one last fight.



    Geoff.
    Last edited by 1batfastard; 6th October 2018, 19:54.

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  • 1batfastard
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    Hi All,
    Braven 2018 (Via Sky Cinema). Not to bad but wasn't as good as I thought it would be, a bit drawn out in places but watchable none the less......

    Starring:- Jason Momoa,Garret Dillahunt,Zahn McClarnon,Stephen Lang,Jill Wagner,Brendan Fletcher,Sasha Rossof,Sala Baker,Teach Grant,Fraiser Aitcheson,Steve O'Connell and Tye Alexander.

    A logger and his father head to their hunting cabin, hoping for a quiet weekend. Instead, they find themselves in a kill-or-be-killed stand for survival when they encounter a gang of ruthless drug traffickers.



    Geoff.
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