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Title: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: bigfella on June 28, 2007, 02:39:49 AM
Hi All

I was asked a question the other day by a friend of mine. To list my Top 5 favorite Movies of all time and genre, I sat down and thought it very hard to narrow it down to just five. So I put this to the forum.

List your top Five Movies of all time (in order)?????????

Ohh Mine
1 Zulu
2 Holcroft Covenant
3 Uncle Buck
4 Battle of Britain
5 Shawshank Redemption

My criteria to sort out all the movies into the top 5 was the movies I really like so much so that I can watch them any time and many times each time seams like the first.

See how you go.


Regards David
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Bunkerbarge on June 28, 2007, 03:43:13 AM
Best Comedy: As Good as it Gets, Jack Nickolson at his best

Best War: Saving Private Ryan, everyone should be made to watch it

Best Thriller: Sixth Sense, nobody knew what was coming at the end.

Best Science Fiction: All Star Wars Movies

Best Musical: Chicago, really good music and Catherine Zeta Jones in stockings

They top my trees.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 28, 2007, 09:20:43 AM

1. Star Wars
2. Das boot ( Full length version )
3. Contact
4. Good Bad Ugly
5. Close encounters of the third kind


Ask me tomorrow, 5 different answers!
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: bigfella on June 28, 2007, 09:42:33 AM
Hi All

It is hard to pin it down to just five. That is why I thought I would ask the forum. I have thought of others since, that on another day might just sneak in, but I am sticking to my 5.

Regards David
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: anmo on June 28, 2007, 09:49:14 AM
Very difficult to list just five, but here goes....

1 Cabaret.

I infuriate my Wife by singing along with all the songs, including the ones in German, while giving the salute during that classic scene in the Biergarten. Also, it features Liza Minelli in black stockings and suspenders....

2 Amelie.

One of the cleverest and most charming films ever made, some bare breasts, but a vicar could watch it.

3 Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources.

A slight cheat, but the two can't really be separated, and I'd happily pay to watch Gerard Depardieu mowing his lawn.

4 The Last American Hero.

Beau Bridges best film, also for me the only realistic and believable film on motor racing ever made.

5 Babette's Feast.

Possibly because I'm part Danish, but a great Oscar-winning film anyway.

It pained me a little to leave out favourites like The Blues Brothers and two John Wayne classics, The Searchers and They were Expendable, and also of course Martin's favorite Das Boot. Also My Cousin Vinny, The Train and Nikita, but if I'm asked again next week, the list will probably have changed. I could easily come up with my top five for French or German language films as well, Delicatessen very nearly made it into the top five.

If we were voting for favourite film scenes though, what could top the bit where Kristin Scott Thomas climbs slowly out of her bath in The English Patient ?
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: portside II on June 28, 2007, 10:44:52 AM
well my favorites -:

lock stock and two smoking barrels

snatch

a fist full of dollars

signs

crank

the last one as it was the last film i watched
daz
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: chingdevil on June 28, 2007, 11:27:30 AM
My 5

Schindlers List
I think they should make this film part of history lessons, the only time I have sat in a full cinema that has been totaly quite

Zulu
The first film I was ever alowed out on my own to watch, still like watching it

Saving Private Ryan
Horrible to say, but it has some of the best battle scenes in it

Jurassic Park
Just Brilliant

ET
Classic


Just noticed most of mine are made by Spielberg.

Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: catengineman on June 28, 2007, 01:19:12 PM
1 Overboard  just to see Goldie Hawn half naked  corrr!

2 Goodnight Mr Tom  A weepy and John Thaw is just stunning

3 Hocus Pocus  Bette Midler Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy  LOL

4 Philadelphia the shear hard hitting fact of the times fantastic

5 bedknobs and Broomsticks some light relief

These are somethat I can watch over and over and still see something different each time but to be honest to get this list DOWN to only 5 was done by random grabbing at our film library in the various sections

Richard,
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: a3nige on June 28, 2007, 03:15:41 PM
1, Notting Hill
2, The Green Mile
3, Saving Private Ryan
4, The Shawshank Redemtion
5, The Blues Brothers

Nige
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Robert Davies on June 28, 2007, 03:28:31 PM

Five!?

In no particular order...

Italian Job - ORIGINAL version!
Blackhawk Down - If ever you get any illusions that war is a viable foreign policy solution, watch this film.
Stargate - The movie from which SG1 sprouted.
633 Squadron - 'nuff said!
Twister - I've no idea why I like this film, but I do... So there! :P


-Rob

Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: tobyker on June 28, 2007, 10:36:09 PM
Casablanca. and maybe then To have and to have not, just for "you know how to whistle, doncha Steve? You just put your lips together and blow."
 And then any three of all the other films ever made because as plymouth used to say in the ads featuring Richard Petty "We'd like to thank the competition. For taking part."
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: mogsy on June 29, 2007, 11:19:30 PM
1.) Italian Job (Original) I love Charlie Croker's script when they meet the mob in the mountains on the way to the job.

2.) Das Boot (Directors cut) When Mrs Mogsy goes out with the girls I'll stick this on with the lights out and all the windows open wearing a thick wooly sweater with my feet in a metal bath of iced water... but seriousley.... what an atmospheric film. Hats off to Wolfgang Petersen I say.

3.) Silent Running (1970 something). Stars Bruce Dern- Sc-fi Classic complete with Huey & Duey the robots and period soundtrack featuring Joan Baez.

4.) Twin Town (Dark humour set in Swansea) Flippin hysterical take on drug culture Vs.  bent coppers and local crime lord Bryn Cartwright. Starring Rhys Ifans, Llyr Evans and Dougray Scott. Written by Keith Allen's brother Kevin (Lilly's uncle) .......  If you've not seen this you are missing out on u.k black comedy's finest moment.

5.) Nuts In May (Mike Leigh Play) made yonks ago and featuring the excellent Alison Steadman as the hapless Candice Marie. A lively and witty glimpse of life under canvas where tolerence is stretched to it's limits. Filmed entirely in Dorset. Not really a film as a t.v play which I'd seen a s a teenager and wept for joy when I found in Virgin Cardiff one rainy Saturday afternoon.

I love film and might I helpfully suggest pepople check out and contribute their reviews to ' Internet Movie Database , that's on t'interweb somewhere - well worth a trwl throught o see what other peeps make of your personal favourites. Hang on ......................   here's a link   www.imdb.com
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Bunkerbarge on June 30, 2007, 02:24:20 AM
I use Internet Movie Database a lot just to answer movie questions.  I always end up having a browse, it really is a brilliant site.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on June 30, 2007, 03:22:24 AM
Roman Holiday - Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck
Bringing up Baby - Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant
Star Wars
Princess Bride
The Incredibles

Did very much enjoy Lord of the Rings, Twin Towers and Return of the King.

Liked Michael Cain in the Italian Job... and  then
Peter O'Toole in "How to Steal a Million.
Cary Gant in Mr Blanding Builds his Dream House or Charade, or Arsenic and Old Lace, Father Goose,, Philadelphia Story, Topper... Aww heck, pretty much anything Cary Grant did...
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: mogsy on June 30, 2007, 07:27:43 AM
Princess bride is absolute class (do I recall Peter Falk in the openeing sequence ???).
If I included childrens films then I would rank Toy Story II right up there. It's me and my som's favourite and one of those rare movies where a sequel exceeds an all ready brilliant original.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Tom Eccles on July 01, 2007, 07:48:13 PM
Mine are,
1) Pulp Fiction

2) Shawshank Redemption

3) Paths of Glory (shows how idiotic us soldiers had to be)

4) Jungle Book ( well it does does'nt it?)

5) Zulu (its nice to win one)

Now, 2 brownie points if you can work out my age from the above.

Regards

tom
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: edible_engine on July 01, 2007, 08:32:19 PM
mine are....

jurasic park

thin red line

worlds fastest indian

star wars

 Italian Job the old one
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: kendalboatsman on July 01, 2007, 10:46:32 PM
Hard to just pick 5 but the ones I always come back to are:

It's a wonderful Life

Charade (Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant)

The Cruel Sea (Watched it again today)

Ice Cold in Alex

Apocalypse Now Redux

Love the old films starring any of the following: James Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant.

Clive :)



Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Bunkerbarge on July 01, 2007, 11:44:18 PM
mine are....

jurasic park

thin red line

worlds fastest indian

star wars

 Italian Job the old one


I only watched "The Worlds Fastest Indian" recently and really enjoyed it.  Mind you anything with Anthony Hopkins in it gets my vote.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: DavieTait on July 01, 2007, 11:55:11 PM
1) Bladerunner , absolutely stunning Sci-Fi movie

2) Alien , the 1st one H.R.Geiger's violent introduction to the world ( he designed the Alien !!! )

3) Das Boot , probably the most true account of life in the U-Boat arm of the Kreigsmarine during WW2

4) 2001 , come on guys this movie set the benchmark for photo-realistic space shots that wasn't bettered until recently using CGI

5) Spinal Tap , a p1ss take on the Heavy Metal bands of the era ( based on Judas Priest ) which is just too close to the truth not to be funny lol

I loved all 3 Lord of the Rings films , loved the start of Saving Private Ryan BUT AHEM where were the Brits and Canadians ???

Davie
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 02, 2007, 08:56:21 AM
5) Spinal Tap , a p1ss take on the Heavy Metal bands of the era ( based on Judas Priest ) which is just too close to the truth not to be funny lol
Davie

"yeah, but these knobs go up to 11 !"
(Never seen the whole film myself but that's a great scene.)
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Didge on July 02, 2007, 09:29:28 PM
In no particular order:-

Leon
The Terminator
Predator
Dirty Harry
........and not a film as such, but it is a favorite of mine. Band Of Brothers
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: edible_engine on July 06, 2007, 06:30:56 PM
a usefull link as we are on the subject of films. http://www.tv-links.co.uk/index.do/4
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: herby on July 06, 2007, 09:34:31 PM
1. Memphis belle (my alltime favorit)
2. Ironcross
3. Constantine
4. Pearlharbour (only the action scenes)
5. ID4
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: John W E on July 06, 2007, 09:47:04 PM
Dam Busters has got to be the first one
Ten 'til Midnight with Charles Bronson gotta be in there somewhere
Men of Honor (2000) .... Chief Carl Brashear ... aka Men of Honour (UK)
Cruel Sea
Rocky (the first and original one)
 
the last one might change, depending on what mood Im in   ;D


aye
john e
bluebird -
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: PSSHIPS on July 06, 2007, 11:00:49 PM
I hope that this is taken the way it is meant? Films if made?

 "a nightmare on mayhem 1"
 "a nightmare on mayhem 2"
 "a nightmare on mayhem 3"

  "Not another "numpty"

 AND  "The numpty returns" ;) :D ;D

 Real films!

 The Yangtsey incident.
 The battle of Midway.
 The Bedford incident, funny? this one reminds e of "Numpties"?
 Star wars, the attack of the Num, sorry Clones.

 And finally Titan AE.

  :D ;) ;D :o ::)
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Colin Bishop on July 06, 2007, 11:16:29 PM
No Particular order:

2001
Battle of the River Plate
Lord of the Rings triology
Torah Torah Torah!
Bladerunner
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 02, 2009, 05:54:15 AM

Just watched one of my favourite films again twice this week, can I ask a few land lubber questions?...

1. Was Compass rose a real ship?

2. What ship did they use for the film?

3. (3:15) Lockhart ( Donald Sinden) says he's "just come up from King Alfred."  What's King Alfred?

4. (4:00) What can't you salute a superior office indoors without his cap on, captain Eericson (Jack Hawkings) says "I can't return it."



.... I've got a rotten cold at the moment so standby for loads more irrational questions about this 'The Cruel Sea'
      and other WWII naval films!  O0


Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Bunkerbarge on May 02, 2009, 06:12:31 AM
1) Compass Rose was a fictional ship

2) The actual ship used was HMS CROCUS (K-49).

3) I've always assumed he is referring to King Alfred Dock in London but I'm not sure.

4) As far as I'm aware you can't salute without a cap on and you can't wear your cap indoors but some of our RN chaps may know more detail.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: TCC on May 02, 2009, 06:28:49 AM



1, No, a 'Compass Rose' is what they call the centre face of a compass... you know the north/south/east/west with all the pointy triangles bit? And it's quite a clever name really as it combines the 'rose' bit for a flower class corvette and the nautical part name. Clever!

2, The IMDB page says "The Compass Rose was played by ex-HMS Coreopsis. She was given the number K49 in the film which was the number of HMS Crocus (sometimes wrongly thought to have been used in the film). The real number of the Coreopsis was K32."  and  "When the film was made in 1952, no Flower Class corvettes remained in Royal Navy service. The ship used was therefore the Greek corvette Kriezis, brought to Britain for scrapping. She was already scrapped by the time the film premiered."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045659/trivia (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045659/trivia)

So to simplify, the COREOPSIS (K32) was sold to the Greeks who named her KRIEZIS and when they were scrapping her, the film makers bought/borrowed her, re-named her the cleverl 'COMPASS ROSE' was given the random number K49.

There's a story that during filming with the merchant ship crew, the MV COMPASS ROSE passed a US battleship who was on a visit to UK waters. There was a signal exchange that went thus, (I paraphrase):

US Ship: 'what ship?'

Compass Rose: 'K49 Compass Rose sailing the cruel sea'

That's surposed to be true... read it in a 'famous signals' book. :-)

3, I'm pretty certain that KA was a shore base for training RN or RNVR officer types.

4. don't know.. I could probably guess... but if we wait, one of the 'more knowledgable' will be along soon and will knock us off our feet with his briliance. :-)

I watched 'Enemy Below' the other night and ahave a raft full of similar questions.. if I remember them* I'll ask them later.

* I'm getting on in years.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: barryfoote on May 02, 2009, 08:12:12 AM
Salutes can only be given when wearing headgear, which in turn can only be worn outside, so Bunkerbarge is quite correct.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Colin Bishop on May 02, 2009, 09:14:17 AM
HMS King Alfred was a shore training esatblishment for RNVR officers during WW2. It was located at Hove, East Sussex.

Colin
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Arrow5 on May 02, 2009, 09:59:08 PM
The view from the other side...tonight (sat 2nd May`09)  "Das Boot",  BBC 2 11.40pm.  German with sub titles if you see what they mean.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: andygh on May 02, 2009, 11:20:41 PM
Since a salute is aimed at the Kings/ Queens uniform it is incorrect to salute the uniform if it is incomplete ie. without the cap. That's what they told us in the RAF, might be different in the RN, dunno
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 03, 2009, 03:28:35 AM
The view from the other side...tonight (sat 2nd May`09)  "Das Boot",  BBC 2 11.40pm.  German with sub titles if you see what they mean.

Just finished watching Das Boot... again!
Anybody else watch it?
I seemed to me the subtitles were quite a  bit different to the DVD.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: boatman 101 on April 23, 2012, 10:55:47 AM
HI all anyone been to see the film BATTLESHIP yet ? an your view's ?
chris
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: bikerdude999 on April 23, 2012, 11:24:04 AM
seen the trailer for it, that was enough....   {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 23, 2012, 11:51:17 AM
Going tomorrow, I don't have high hopes.....
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: rmaddock on April 23, 2012, 12:18:39 PM
Well Thomas (aged almost 12) thought it was fantastic!

So, expect the worst!  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: bikerdude999 on April 23, 2012, 12:25:04 PM
Look like a bit of a transformers spin-off, I was tempted to go and see but decided I'll wait til it's in the bargain bin at asda, probably only be about 8 months... Lol
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: oldiron on April 23, 2012, 12:47:29 PM
Here's the plot run down. Really far fetched:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleship_%28film%29

John
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: chingdevil on April 23, 2012, 06:00:38 PM
Any film that has a pop singer in it trying to be an actress, and is based on a childrens board game does not bode well


Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: U-33 on April 23, 2012, 06:27:13 PM
Hmm..don't think I like the sounds of that. Sounds to me like a recipe for a CGI disaster.


Rich
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: TheLongBuild on April 23, 2012, 06:35:03 PM
Well all totally believable until it was mentioned that the the USS Missouri got envolved..

So let me get this straight, we have an Alien race capable of reaching the Earth within 7 or less years and are taken out by a WW2 Battleship !!!  and I would not be surprised if Casey Ryback was still the Chef..

Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: U-33 on April 23, 2012, 06:48:56 PM
Oh look...Bobby has just got out of the shower.  ;D



Rich
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: TheLongBuild on April 23, 2012, 07:47:16 PM
Oh look...Bobby has just got out of the shower.  ;D



Rich

You been watching UK Gold   :}
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: AlisterL on April 23, 2012, 10:18:58 PM
Went to it over Easter here in NZ - it is quite possibly the worst movie I have ever seen. I strongly recommend that anyone and everyone avoid it as you will put at risk both your sanity and your life...

I usually class movies (in order from best to worst) as:
Buy It
Rent It
Rip It (by which I mean illegally download)

This doesn't even rate a "rip it"...

To put it in perspective - it's far worse than Will Smith's Independence Day.
Any credibility that might have been remaining was totally and irrevocably lost when the Mo dropped her anchor.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 23, 2012, 10:20:23 PM
I expect Americans will find it quite plausible though...
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: davidm1945 on April 23, 2012, 10:23:01 PM

 and I would not be surprised if Casey Ryback was still the Chef..



Well, if it has Erika Eleniak coming out of a cake again it can't be all bad!  ;)

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: justboatonic on April 23, 2012, 10:38:17 PM
Hey come on people, its science fiction not a docu-drama!
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 23, 2012, 11:50:41 PM
But the classic definition of science fiction is that you introduce a main inventive idea and then proceed to construct a logical framework around it which is consistent with that innovation buit does not otherwise breach natural laws of physics etc. In that way you enable your readers to suspend reality.

So introducing the Aliens may be OK but to expect a bunch of caretakers to reactivate a decommissioned WW2 battleship stretches the bounds of reality.

I read a book once which featured a terrorist attack on the QE2 using a hijacked submarine. So far, so good. But then the author went on to let the liner absorb no less than six hits from modern torpedoes and still keep going to make port safely! Oh Yeah?!

Colin
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: AlisterL on April 24, 2012, 04:05:37 AM
So introducing the Aliens may be OK but to expect a bunch of caretakers to reactivate a decommissioned WW2 battleship stretches the bounds of reality.

Trust me when I tell you that this is the least of the stretches of the bounds of reality - you get over this one quite easily. It's when they drop the anchor on the port side in order to pivot the Missouri around to quickly deliver a broadside that the bounds of reality not only were stretched but thoroughly broken, cast into disarray and left to sink into the Pacific Ocean, while the flights of the writers fancy flew to unimaginable heights, tethered by neither reason nor gravity, but only by the capability of the CGI team to create a realistic looking event...

Have I illustrated my point?  ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: davidm1945 on April 24, 2012, 09:54:23 AM
.

Have I illustrated my point?  ;)

So, you didn't think much of it then.....?
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Norseman on April 24, 2012, 01:33:21 PM
the bounds of reality not only were stretched but thoroughly broken, cast into disarray and left to sink into the Pacific Ocean
Are we moving into the UK, and the reasons why Fracking can't hurt the environment? <*<

Sorry lads - back to the subject. It's entertainment and escapism and if it is done well enough then it has achieved it's goal.
Unlike Cloverfields 'reportage on a hand held camera type of approach' plain annoying to watch and with a really cruddy ending.
There are many much respected fims that are completely preposterous when examined.

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: ken224 on April 24, 2012, 01:50:10 PM
Went to see on its release, loving si fi, me and the wife thought it was a good film, especially when they brought  the mighty Missouri back to life, feasible (but not in that time frame) A good film pointing out be careful what you wish for. Well worth watching in my opinion
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 24, 2012, 01:53:28 PM
Look, its got battleships and spaceships in it, it aint Shakespeare is it? Sometimes a bit of escapist entertainment is good for the soul. Mind you, some recent offerings have left me less than impressed first time round. It usually takes at least two to three viewings for me to realise I am watching a Turkey!
Transformers 3 on DVD=Cobblers, £5.00 I could have spent on superglue to glue my eyelids shut, more interesting to watch.
Alien 3, hated it at first, have now developed a new found respect for it.
U571, good effects work, best watched with the sound turned down! Imagine English accents...
Pear Harbor, wind on 65 minutes, enjoy the pyrotechnics and turn off before the fly past of the weird 'Japanese Fleet!'
Just recently watched 'The Cruel Sea' again, truly, they dont make em like they used to. Didn't see one spaceship!
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: pugwash on April 24, 2012, 02:35:32 PM
Not my sort of film but I don't know whats the big deal about anchoring at speed - I know it was done in San Carlos water
when HMS Argonaut had been bombed and was heading for the rocks at full speed - it saved her from destruction
I think I would be a bit more dubious about these aliens. I suppose there could be some living in Milton Keynes

Geoff
 
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Norseman on April 24, 2012, 02:57:43 PM
I suppose there could be some living in Milton Keynes

They'll be the lads running The Open University's  Space Sciences Project

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: wullie/mk2 on April 24, 2012, 03:45:18 PM
Great Film, just switch off yer brain, and enjoy,..as for aliens in Milton Keynes, I don,t know,perhaps the writer is trying to mis-lead us,
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: John W E on April 24, 2012, 06:43:15 PM
Just recently watched 'The Cruel Sea' again, truly, they dont make em like they used to. Didn't see one spaceship!

obviously you may not have noticed a bit of science fiction in the Cruel Sea - the Seagulls flying backwards - after the Compass Rose does a depth charge attack on the men in the water.  

aye
john
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 24, 2012, 06:51:34 PM
obviously you may not have noticed a bit of science fiction in the Cruel Sea - the Seagulls flying backwards - after the Compass Rose does a depth charge attack on the men in the water.  

aye
john

They will do anything for a chip....
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Norseman on April 24, 2012, 07:15:25 PM
the Seagulls flying backwards

Aw, now I'm going to have to watch it all over again  %) :}

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: John W E on April 24, 2012, 07:27:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKQAflZrXpU


 :-)) :-))
Aw, now I'm going to have to watch it all over again  %) :}

Dave

aye
john
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Norseman on April 24, 2012, 07:58:46 PM
Thanks John

Probably the best scene/acting I've ever seen. I can't think of better - can anyone?

At about 4:10 on that clip, rather than looking down at the men in the water
the lads look upwards and grimace- I must have watched the film many times
before it dawned on me what they were actually seeing.

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 25, 2012, 02:59:56 PM
Great Film, just switch off yer brain, and enjoy,..as for aliens in Milton Keynes, I don,t know,perhaps the writer is trying to mis-lead us,


 O0 O0 O0


I went to see Battleship last night: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleship_(film)

6 /10 because it's quite spectacular in a teenage film genre!

Lots of American flag waving.
Plot is silly, really quite stupid, but at least it did have a plot... sort off!

If you know anything or are particular about, ships, ship manoeuvring, proper naval chain-of-command, the strength of a shipís anchor or chain,  ship engineering or mechanics, Newton's Three Laws of Motion, Einstein theory of relativity, astro physics, gun dynamics and blast radiuses, ballistic missiles of any flavour, targeting systems, ship engineering, in fact physics of any kind! acting, plausibility, credibility, Miranda law or Chicken Burrito's  -  don't go and see this film!

Very predictable and plodding plot, very slow at the beginning, usual unnecessary charactersÖ especially the girl!, A couple of scenes with the  radio astronomer character did make me chuckle and one scene was a clever wink against the usual plot  line. I didnít understand the amputee war veteran character at all but it turns out he wasn't an actor!

I noticed a couple of Ďnodsí to the Batleship board game, see if you can spot them when you see itÖ..

I donít like Rihanna, (the singer ) the girl lead in the film, and this film confirmed my beliefs! Tadanobu Asano  the Japanese Naval commander was probably the most plausible character in the film but thatís not really saying much.  Liam Neeson still looks good on screen and delivered his line according to contract but no more than that.

Great sound, as good special effects as I would expect these days and better on a big screen than the telly but I donít think Iíll be first in the queue when the DVD comes out. Tuesdayís is cheap night at the Huntingdon cineworld £5.60 (and didnít but popcorn etcÖ)  so I didnít feel ripped off, the film was worth that much!


Next firm for the Mayhem film club: PROMETHEUS     
http://www.prometheus-movie.com/ (http://www.prometheus-movie.com/)
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 25, 2012, 05:27:52 PM

Amen to that, Mr Ridley of the Scott can do no wrong in my eyes....


Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: Jonty on April 25, 2012, 06:24:40 PM
  Wasn't there a flick a bit like this years ago, Midway or something similar? Hornets shooting down Zeros and the like?
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Post by: Jonty on April 25, 2012, 09:48:09 PM
  Not Midway, The Final Countdown:

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Final_Countdown_%28film%29
Title: Re: Mayhem Film Club....
Post by: AlisterL on April 25, 2012, 11:35:57 PM
So, you didn't think much of it then.....?

Don't get me wrong, I was entertained, it just wasn't terribly wonderful.
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Post by: wullie/mk2 on April 26, 2012, 01:37:51 PM
PROMETHEUS!!!!! drool, preview, looks very pre Alien,....now counting the days,and for those that liked Alien etc, why not vist the Giger museum in the Chateau St Germain in Gruyere,


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Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 24, 2013, 12:04:10 AM

Just back from seeing Oblivion, with Tom Cruse..... 9-10!

http://youtu.be/A27xPYvqERw
http://www.oblivionmovie2013.com/

Very good take on several previous films that have been done before but well worth going to the flicks!
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Post by: sparkey on April 24, 2013, 07:01:41 AM
 >>:-( I didn't like it too noisy and poor acting,the script pushed credibility to the limit,girls liked it must be an age thing,I went to the bar even
a poor film looks better after a few pints,Ray >>:-( >>:-(
Title: Mayhem Film club
Post by: roycv on November 14, 2017, 01:31:17 PM
Hi all just seen the new version of Murder on the orient Express.  I was disappointed generally.  The very large loco pulling just 4 coaches was a bit odd, but there were several scenes in the snow when the actors breath should have been apparent.  I have hearing aids so notice the sound quality and this was up and down apart from several actors speaking either very low pitch or away from the microphones which left me behind withing 20 minutes.
These days we seem to be informed ahead of time how the film was made so I knew there was a relatively short track laid and they went up and down on it. So it is mainly c.g.i.   How 10 guys on a push pull 4 wheeled waggon got the engine back on the rails defies imagination.
There was a tongue in cheek reference to a murder on the Nile which he receives a telegram to attend, I suspect we shall not be getting this film as a sequel.

Only 5/10, my daughter agreed with this too.
regards Roy
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Post by: Colin Bishop on November 14, 2017, 01:59:36 PM
Just back from Egypt myself and I wear hearing aids too so it was truly a case of Deaf on the Nile.  :}

Colin
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Post by: Bob K on November 14, 2017, 02:49:49 PM
Thanks for the "heads up" Roy.  Quite a few productions have particularly bad sound quality, especially for those of us who wear hearing aids.  As you say, mumbled or even whispered dialogue, especially away from the camera so you can't even lip read, with loud overlaid sound effects that drown everything else out.  It is getting far too common.

BBC Dramas are especially bad, although the adverts up the sound volume and clarity.  The worst movie IMO in recent years was Gravity -  All the whispering and mumbling was drowned out by hissing and other electronic 'space' effects.  No idea what the ending meant.

Worst of all time?  The Godfather.  Marlon took cotton-wool-in mouth mumbling to new extremes.

I have turned off, or even walked out, if I can't hear enough of the dialogue to follow the plot.

Rant over.   <*<
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Post by: Peter Fitness on November 14, 2017, 09:23:13 PM
I have only seen the ads for the film on TV and that is enough for me, I won't be going to the theatre to see it. I may be old fashioned but, to me, Poirot is David Suchet or Peter Ustinov. I can't imagine Kenneth Branagh in the role, fine actor though he may be. Others will probably disagree.


Peter.
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Post by: roycv on November 17, 2017, 05:43:45 AM
Hi Bob, you mention Gravity.  I have only seen it on my son's 3D Tv (65 inch, in Oz) and the picture was stunning, it felt like looking through a hole in the wall.  I agree the sound was a bit muffled. 
As far as home TV goes we had to move into another room last week when the main room was re-decorated.  In this other room I had re-installed our old CRT TV.  Oh my the sound was so good!  I did not need my bionic ears at all.  There just is not enough room for a decent set of speakers in these flat screen TVs.
regards Roy
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Post by: Colin Bishop on November 17, 2017, 06:17:03 AM
A sound bar is the answer to muffled tv speakers. They come in all shapes and sizes (& prices!)


Colin
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Post by: roycv on November 17, 2017, 06:29:13 AM
Hi Colin, I agree but the better ones are very expensive, unless you know better?  I would welcome a recommendation, my only condition is that it is controlled from the TV volume control. 
When things are really bad and I want to hear as well as see something on TV I have a 'bluetooth dongle' that goes in the headphones o/p and some noise cancelling headphones which work well as I can listen with the sound on mute.  But they do get hot around the ears after a while and I cannot hear anything else, like a phone ringing.  Both units need charging and the dongle only seems to last a couple of hours.
regards Roy
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Post by: jaymac on November 17, 2017, 08:52:28 AM
It is the transmission itself that can be muffled I never listen through the TV  and my amp/processor cost  a lot more than most soundbars not to mention the speakers and I can still get problems.Don't forget a  lot of material is in Dolby surround (bar ITV which never uses it even on films)and has to be mixed down/ compressed etc.,  for TV sets.Not saying anything against sound bars. Saves  it being like a telephone exchange at the back of the TV
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Post by: roycv on January 29, 2018, 05:14:29 PM
Hi all, just been to see "Darkest Hour".  I think it deserves all the attention it has had, Gary Oldman is first class as Churchill with Kristen Scott-Thomas as Clemmy.  A really excellent film bringing all the tension and expectation of what will happen even though you already know. The storyline covered May and into June 1940, there were some forgiveable but very moving artifices to move the plot along, I am thinking when he goes "underground", see it and you will know what I mean.
I reckon a score of 9 1/2 out of 10.  It rates alongside Dunkirk and maybe a tad better.  Highly recommended.
Regards Roy
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Post by: roycv on February 17, 2018, 08:03:16 AM
Hi all, I have just seen Kingsman Golden Circle.  I would score it 3/10.  I watched the first Kingsman film which was light and funny, then the second a bit OTT, but this one is pretty awful and gory as well.
Best left alone.
Roy
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Post by: plastic on February 17, 2018, 10:18:05 AM
Hi all, I have just seen Kingsman Golden Circle.  I would score it 3/10.  I watched the first Kingsman film which was light and funny, then the second a bit OTT, but this one is pretty awful and gory as well.
Best left alone.
Roy

I loved the Golden Circle - way better than the first one - Elton John steals the film.

I've just watched The Shape Of Water - very nice little quirky film - Splash for grown-ups.
Downsized - sucked.
Beyond - brilliant sci-fi film - totally surprising twist - very well done.
You, Me & Him - very good - except the fake posh accent from Lucy Punch jars the film every time she opens her mouth.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: roycv on February 18, 2018, 12:26:13 AM
Hi Plastic I agree Elton John was an unexpected treat but that did keep the score up a notch for me.
As a general enquiry has anyone seen the series "The man in the High Castle".  It is an American series based on a book by Philip K Dick.  I have the book which I am reading now.
regards to all,
Roy
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Post by: RST on February 24, 2018, 09:51:00 AM
To be fair, KB wasn't a bad effort at Poirot in the end and the supporting cast were pretty good.  The CGI was pretty darn awful though and for me let a it down as a  "modern" film.  Nevertheless it was obvious at the end "Death on the Nile" is to follow and I'll go see that also to give KB a second shot.

The first Kingsman I thought OK.  I found "Egsy" is a better James Bond than any attempt by Daniel Craig.  I saw SPECTRE a while back -how can anyone make a complete hash of a movie contining Christop Waltz!  Its like they ran out of enthusiasm so just gave up completely and loosely scripted loads of old 007 script lines together: badly.  I really like Daniel Craig as an actor but he's absolutely no 007 for me.

Don't get me started on Gravity.  What complete utter tripe and when I meet Auld Nick at the end I'll be asking for those 2hours back on my life.  How something like that could win anything other than a raspberry amazes me.

I'm not a (story) book reader the past 20 years but I like PK Dick stories and about to start Huxleys "Brave New World".  I hope I can stick through it.  I can read a technical manual cover to cover, but novels I normally can't get past the first 10 pages!  Looking forwards to the re-start of "Electric Dreams" series by PKD this Monday on Channel 4.
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Post by: plastic on February 24, 2018, 10:33:49 AM

 I really like Daniel Craig as an actor but he's absolutely no 007 for me.

Don't get me started on Gravity.  What complete utter tripe and when I meet Auld Nick at the end I'll be asking for those 2hours back on my life.  How something like that could win anything other than a raspberry amazes me.


I'm with you on Daniel Craig as 007 - nothing but a charmless, witless thug. Brosnan was a better Bond and could have coughed out a few more.

Gravity. No. Just awful. CGI maketh not a movie. And that's not even getting into the science fail.
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Post by: imsinking on February 24, 2018, 02:14:00 PM
MI5 / 6 operatives ARE charmless witless thugs . . . Craig fit's the part perfectly . . . .cant fault his acting . . . he's made an error by doing another 007 film tho' age is catching up with him very quickly . . .
Just seen BladeRunner 2049 , if the planets going to be like that then , thank god I wont see it . . . what a dark , dismal, poverty stricken place it'll be according to the current crop of writers/ directors . . .
Bill  :-X
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: plastic on February 24, 2018, 03:02:28 PM
Just seen BladeRunner 2049 , if the planets going to be like that then , thank god I wont see it . . . what a dark , dismal, poverty stricken place it'll be according to the current crop of writers/ directors . . .
Bill  :-X

I was disappointed with the way they left everything open-ended - bad guy is elswhere, bad girl is probably drowned - but maybe not - and the good guy is badly injured - maybe fatal? Obvious set up for a follow-up movie.
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 10, 2018, 05:45:14 PM
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: ballastanksian on April 10, 2018, 08:00:12 PM

The music on Blade Runner 2049 was too extreme in places. I felt it laboured too much in trying to be Van Gellis like. It had too many tropes that this type of film can be expected to have. I didn't feel it as I did with Fury Road two years before, but then my Uncle died the day after I watched Blade Runner 2049, so maybe I was sensing something that ruined my film watching consciousness?


I know a film isn't doing it for me when I get excited by the bits of scrap metal in the background, thinking of what I could make with them!



Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: roycv on April 10, 2018, 11:10:36 PM
Hi all I have hearing difficulties associated with age and find that some films where the dialogue is whispered I just do not hear.  I do enjoy the cinema though and love to see 3D films, but not seen one for a while now.  Just had my hearing aids adjusted at the local hospital so am hoping for some improvement.
regards Roy
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 11, 2018, 11:18:19 AM
 
Last film I went to watch was SO loud....

 Does your hearing aids have the 'T' ( Loop) setting Roy?
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: roycv on June 11, 2018, 06:26:28 PM
Hi all, just seen Jurassic Park (Fallen Kingdom).  Not sure where to start but here goes, the big reptiles were believable, the cast a bit less so the story line when I could hear it, seemed to get itself into a mess several times and the answer was throw in another dinosaur.  The molten lava was treated more like hot treacle, you cannot get that near to it and survive.  There were lots of quite good cgi but no excitement. I saw the previous film and that was good, usual shocks etc. In this one maybe more of Jeff Goldblum would have helped it along?  And a few less dinosaurs.
My daughter thought 2/10 and I think that is about right.
Regards Roy
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: plastic on June 11, 2018, 08:47:34 PM
Deadpool 2 - best film of the year so far! Hilarious, violent, brilliantly done.

Solo - dreadful - contrived garbage - every thing we could ever piece together about Solo, the Falcon, Chewy, Kessel, Lando etc. all crammed into one big mess. I gave up on it after an hour of trying to watch it. Hoped they would all die in a blaster malfunction incident.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: plastic on June 19, 2018, 07:54:01 PM
Saw  Ocean's 8 a couple of days ago - couldn't sit through it - awful.

In the 'male' versions of these heist-flicks, the characters present themselves with their look, voice and acting.In this half-assed version, all the women are dressed up and made up (heavily, to cover the cracks in the 'more mature' ladies) so they clash with their supposed characters.To overcome this glaring problem, they have to grossly over-act each part - so when there is more than one on the screen at any time, they act all over each other, badly, until you just can't take it any more. 45 minutes - done.


Incredibles 2 - AWESOME - yes, it's a kids film, but after a sluggish, predictable start, it gets really good - very enjoyable - actually made me laugh out loud.  :-)) 
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 04, 2018, 09:27:11 AM

Looks like a new Das Boot is on the books!!  :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Viasat World boards Das Boot   -   http://www.c21media.net/viasat-world-boards-das-boot/

(http://www.c21media.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/das-boot.jpg)


European pay TV operator Viasat World has acquired the rights to event series Das Boot (8◊60í) for its scripted channel Epic Drama.

The company has also picked up season two of an adaptation of Stephen Kingís novel Mr Mercedes for its ViP Premiere channel and ViP SVoD service.

Das Boot is a coproduction between US-based Sonar Entertainment, Sky in Germany and Bavaria Fiction.

It was inspired by Wolfgang Petersenís 1981 movie adaptation of Lothar-GŁnther Buchheimís novel, published in 1973, about the voyage of a German U-boat in the Second World War.

The series is directed by Andreas Prochaska (The Dark Valley) and Tony Saint (Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley) and Johannes W Betz (Der Tunnel) are the writers.

Executive producers on the project are Moritz Polter, Oliver Vogel and Jan Kaiser for Bavaria; Marcus Ammon and Frank Jastfelder for Sky; and Jenna Santoianni for Sonar.

The show was filmed in Munich, La Rochelle, Prague and Malta with two original storylines running in parallel, on land and sea.

The second season of Mr Mercedes has also been picked up by Viasat exclusively. Season one aired on its TV1000 Premium channel, before its recent rebrand to ViP Premiere.

Set to launch in August, the Sonar series will have a second season of 10 episodes.

The show is written by David E Kelley (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal) and Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, The Drop, Live by Night) and directed by Jack Bender (Game of Thrones, Lost, Under the Dome).

The second season is based on Stephen Kingís bestselling Bill Hodges trilogy, which includes Mr Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch.

King, Kelley, Bender, Lehane, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment, and Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni of Sonar are the executive producers.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: TailUK on July 04, 2018, 12:04:53 PM
Looks like a new Das Boot is on the books!!  :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Viasat World boards Das Boot   -   http://www.c21media.net/viasat-world-boards-das-boot/

(http://www.c21media.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/das-boot.jpg)


European pay TV operator Viasat World has acquired the rights to event series Das Boot (8◊60í) for its scripted channel Epic Drama.







So, kind of a "Das Boote re-boot!"
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 04, 2018, 12:13:13 PM
 
Also:  https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/first-look-das-boot-1202704646/ (https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/first-look-das-boot-1202704646/) 


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Post by: tigertiger on July 04, 2018, 12:25:32 PM
That reminds me that the Germans have produced some very good TV dramas set during the WW2 (Babylon Berlin, Generation War), and the Cold War (Deutschland '83). I am looking forward to the new Das Boot. Or the Das Boot reboot (can I say that?).
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: plastic on July 04, 2018, 05:48:13 PM
This is sacrilege!

Das Boot is perfect in every way - really claustrophobic.

Das ReBoot will be yet another cheaply done flick with tons of cheap CGI to keep the costs down. WHY?
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Post by: unbuiltnautilus on July 04, 2018, 06:30:40 PM
Well, they have refurbed a full size U-Boat prop, seen in various other excellent through to U-571, films and television productions, so I don't think they are skimping. Also, the Germans do decent TV these days. I have faith :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 04, 2018, 07:04:52 PM
Yep, there seems to be a Lot of Cash floating around these days for 'non-network' TV.
Netflix, Amazon, Sky, Channel 4, Hulu, HBO, iTunes and now YouTube  all seem to have pots of gold they can tap in to for new series'!    :o
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: TheLongBuild on July 04, 2018, 07:21:51 PM
This is sacrilege!

Das Boot is perfect in every way - really claustrophobic.

Das ReBoot will be yet another cheaply done flick with tons of cheap CGI to keep the costs down. WHY?



And should only ever be watched in German with Subtitles, the English dubbing is awful.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: plastic on July 04, 2018, 10:11:08 PM

And should only ever be watched in German with Subtitles, the English dubbing is awful.

Agreed!
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 04, 2018, 10:12:57 PM

And should only ever be watched in German with Subtitles, the English dubbing is awful.

Yep!  .... and a slightly different script!
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: ballastanksian on July 05, 2018, 12:30:34 AM
Deadpool 2 - best film of the year so far! Hilarious, violent, brilliantly done.

Solo - dreadful - contrived garbage - every thing we could ever piece together about Solo, the Falcon, Chewy, Kessel, Lando etc. all crammed into one big mess. I gave up on it after an hour of trying to watch it. Hoped they would all die in a blaster malfunction incident.



Oh I don't know. We knew the film in what ever form it would take would have to have the
plot that it did. The film didn't need silly squids in space and I was not sold on the train given that the world (theirs not ours!) has antigrav, but that fitted the wild west feel of the Solo character.
A Star Wars fanatic friend of mine was ready to be really really disappointed mainly due to the actor who plays Han, and so I went expecting to be disappointed, but I was satisfied that it put a narrative to the legend that is Han Solo. There are supposed to be sequels to the Solo film and that worries me more as it goes into the world the writers create for his character, but I expect that they will be directly or indirectly relevant to the [reparation for what happens in 'A New Hope'.
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Post by: tigertiger on July 05, 2018, 02:09:42 AM

Das Boot is perfect in every way - really claustrophobic.

 


True, and best watched in a dark quiet room.


Some of the reboots work very well, others don't. The German TV I have watched so far don't Hollywood/glam up what they are doing, and so I have hope for show.


As someone else said, watching in the original language (with subtitles) is always going to be better at capturing the mood.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 12, 2018, 12:27:59 PM
 
We were watching a bit of Tora, Tora, Tora. last night, the girls were asking why the Americans weren't ready / prepared for an air raid,
what is the term for a Navy vessel, that in all aspects is ready for war but at rest / in a standby state, i.e. not at battle stations?

( Tora, Tora, Tora. what a great film!  Good Historical / Critical review: https://youtu.be/9PfdQod8HTw )

Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: dougal99 on July 12, 2018, 04:21:30 PM


what is the term for a Navy vessel, that in all aspects is ready for war but at rest / in a standby state, i.e. not at battle stations?






A sitting target
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Post by: Klunk on July 12, 2018, 05:44:18 PM
laid up
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: roycv on July 12, 2018, 05:46:27 PM
Did they not make another film from the footage not used in Tora Tora?Roy
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: Klunk on July 12, 2018, 05:55:01 PM
films watched recently
above us the waves, the way ahead, fortess, dunkirk 2 versions, misfit brigade, last of the dogmen, hell boats, submarine command, the navy way, target for tonight, conflict of wings, the four feathers, forever england, the lost battalion, they raid by night, run silent, run deep, they were not divided, the password id courage, in which we serve......to name a few. most are on you tube, and make a night shift tolerable
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: Klunk on July 12, 2018, 06:02:42 PM
hi roy. footage was used in several productions, midway, all this and wwii, pearl (tv series) the final countdown, magnum p i, and from here to eternity (tv series)
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: roycv on August 10, 2018, 03:35:35 AM
Hi all, just seen Mama Mia 2

I like ABBA music and spent 25 years going to ballroom and Latin dances so I was a sucker for a film with all those reminders of the 70's and 80's.  The film is very good except for the opening sequence, it looked lifted from Legally Blonde and somehow a little forced.  But maybe that is just a personal opinion only.

As soon as 'the oldies' appear Kristina Baranski, Julie Walters Piers Brosnan, Colin Firth and the other father it takes off.  I was not sure what to expect at first and there is no attempt at explanation but the film follows Donna the original Meryl Streep character and her daughter in a parallel plot 20 odd years apart, when you get used to it, it works fine.  There were some new songs by Benny I particularly liked Andante, and he is seen in a very short cameo playing the piano. I enjoyed it and there was a tear in my eye at the end.

 I shall be happy to see it again when released on TV, I would give it 8 / 10.

Regards,
 Roy
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Post by: tigertiger on August 10, 2018, 05:46:55 AM
I have recently watched The Saboteurs a Norwegian/BBC collaboration. A different take, and showed some of the realities of the SOE war operations, life in Nazi Norway. Some nice wartime vehicles, and model airplanes.


I have just started watching Generation War, which was made by a German TV company. It is good to see that Germany can now start telling its own narrative of wartime Germany, and the life of soldiers on the Eastern Front. It seems to be a realistic take on things. Reasonable show of vehicles and military hardware. No Hollywood jingoism, romanticism, or sentimentality either.


I don't know why, but I seem to be watching a lot of Scandinavian and N. European TV series at the moment.
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Post by: rem2007 on August 10, 2018, 06:36:55 AM
We watched an interesting film the other night, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, 'crikey that's a mouthful' quote from the film....well done and interesting location shoot with a story line we enjoyed. I would recommend it.


As well,  a new release coming out with Gary Oldham and Gerard Butler, Hunter Killer looks rather good, computer technology woorah maybe worth a watch.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: roycv on August 10, 2018, 09:40:51 AM
Hi rem2007, I enjoyed that film as well, we saw it at the cinema, enjoyed it.Roy
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: plastic on October 09, 2018, 05:21:47 PM
Saw The Happytime Murders.
It's live action along with with muppet characters in a crime thriller comedy.
you will NEVER FORGET you saw this movie - it burns itself into your retinas and brain - 10/10 excellent film.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1308728/

Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: leaky on October 09, 2018, 08:52:32 PM
The 'Heart of the Sea ' is on Netflix I really enjoyed this despite it's not brilliant reviews but it's better than bake off and has less cannibalism.
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: plastic on October 14, 2018, 08:19:24 AM
Just seen First Man.
I'm undecided. Technically superb - the special effects will get the conspiracy nuts going.

It concentrates a lot on the personal side - all of his comrades dying around him.

One huge gripe - what is it with always working in the dark? Turn the ------- lights on!!!  >:-o

I can't imagine every US government facility is that strapped for cash that 'mood lighting' is all they can afford.

It's a cheap trick film effect for creating suspense.
It was annoying in the X-Files, it was confusing in Atomic Blonde - and in this it's plain stupid.  %)

It's obviously totally natural to do complex scientific research and testing with just a 20W bulb as your only source of illumination. Grrr.
One recommendation - take earplugs - they overdo the sounds effects massively. It's painful.
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Post by: g4yvm on October 14, 2018, 05:13:29 PM
Thanks for that. Im looking forward to seeing First Man.


I can second the GLandPPPS...great film and Lily James is both very good at acting and astonishingly beautiful .In fact at one point Tom Courteny tells her so and I did wonder whether that was ad lib.


D
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Post by: roycv on October 16, 2018, 05:37:22 PM
Hi all, just got back from seeing "The Wife".  An excellent film I would score it 8 / 10.
Having thought about the film it will not suit some people, if you enjoy theatre plays and like the action in a small cast, this would be fine in a theatre, then this is for you.  It would not do any harm that you may have been marrried for a long time as well.

The story unfolds as you watch and you are seeing the way the marriage has worked and survived.

 Glenn Close is excellent in the roll and I think will receive an accolade for her part.  Johnathon Pryce is very good as her husband.  The pair really do seem married.

The opening of the plot starts with the phone call announcing the award of a Nobel Prize and the timing is set in 1992 plus some flashbacks and Concorde gets in on the act as well. 
But the rest you will want to see for yourself.
Regards Roy

Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: plastic on October 22, 2018, 01:33:14 PM
Just watched Venom.
WoW - this is rubbish! Truly dreadful script, really terrible acting and a few dodgy cgi effects. How did this pos get made?  :o
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Post by: roycv on October 22, 2018, 06:42:32 PM
Hi all just seen First Man, I enjoyed the film on several levels, the light was a little low but they did not dwell on all the stuff everybody has seen dozens of times over.

 If Ryan' portrayal of Neil Armstrong is true, then what a guy!
I would say 9 minus out of 10, excellent film lasting 2 hours 20 mins so you get your moneys worth.
Regards Roy
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Post by: Klunk on October 22, 2018, 10:35:19 PM
watched Hurricane and First flight, both really good movies. enjoyed both.
But yesterday a Bridge Too Far was on, nothig else to say really!
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Post by: roycv on November 05, 2018, 06:01:00 PM
Hi all just seen Bohemian Rhapsody, I really enjoyed it, Freddy looked just like Freddy etc.  I saw that Brian May was a producer so regard most of the plot as was.  I am not giving it a score it was just GREAT!

 It was only about Queen and very good when they went away to do their 'opera' B. H. album.  One thing that came across was they were all ordinary guys led by Freddie who took them to where they went.
Recommend it to everyone, after all you can't not like Queen?  Can you?
regards
Roy
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 24, 2018, 11:17:21 PM
 
Any Jackie Chan fans on Mayhem?

Found 'The Foreigner' on Utube today - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QEDxYicJnU


 Not your usual Jackie Chan film by far but instantly my favourite!

 NB: Warning!  Very much an X /18 film!    {:-{
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Post by: Onetenor on November 25, 2018, 05:29:21 PM
Just watched Reach For The Sky for the God knows how many times. I still like it but so much that could have been useful additions was "Glossed Over" What a pity. 8/10
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Post by: roycv on January 14, 2019, 06:08:40 PM
Hi all, just been spending my pension on seats for 'The Favourite'.  I regret spending the money.
If you want to see a film where you dislike everyone in it then fine.  I suppose the actors have to have done a good job to get you to dislike them so much.  It was grim and weird.  Opinion also shared by my wife and daughter.

You have been warned.
I remember seeing 'The Artist' b/w French and silent, it was an award winning film I thought the dog was very good.  Also time wasted you will never regain.

Regards
 Roy
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 14, 2019, 07:50:17 PM
 
I liked 'The Artist!' - A bit of a slog but thoroughly enjoyable enjoyed it, very clever "script"!





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Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 14, 2019, 07:53:32 PM
 
Great old film I found on Utube this weekend, 'The London Window'.... clever plot shifts!

https://youtu.be/A-WWnNLGNVY

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Post by: Taranis on January 14, 2019, 08:27:38 PM
I saw Aquaman 3D last Friday. Thoroughly entertained me
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Post by: roycv on January 15, 2019, 11:28:26 PM
Hi Martin re the Artist, funny that, the script writers never got a mention!
Roy
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Post by: leaky on January 16, 2019, 09:41:31 PM
For those who can access it 'The Maggie' is on BBC i player for those of a puffer inclination.
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Post by: roycv on February 04, 2019, 05:52:06 PM
I watched the film Social Media last evening, mainly to get the background to Facebook.  The characters come across as the most unappetising characters ever. The people involved are still around and I wonder how they considered their portrayal on the screen.  All came across as social misfits or overly rich young men with a divine belief in personal entitlement.
If the Mark Zuckerman character is correctly portrayed do not expect any cleaning up of Social media as seen on Instagram of late.  He maybe rich but so unpleasant.

regards
Roy
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Post by: Taranis on February 04, 2019, 08:15:26 PM
The current movie Green Book was excellent last week
Very emotive and funny too
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 04, 2019, 08:36:49 PM
 
Watched First Man last week......... Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn!
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Post by: Taranis on February 04, 2019, 08:38:20 PM
We're booked to see Alita battle angel in 3D Wednesday .  8) :-)


https://youtu.be/w7pYhpJaJW8 (https://youtu.be/w7pYhpJaJW8)
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Post by: Taranis on February 11, 2019, 06:59:16 PM
Alita was unbelievably great  :-))  so much so that we're going to see it again this wednesday but this time in 2D.
Tomorrow Mary Queen of Scotts
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Post by: TheLongBuild on February 11, 2019, 07:10:12 PM
Can not seem to get out to see any films lately, too busy building..  {-) %%
But have been watching life on Mars series 1... proper policing... :police:
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Post by: gingyer on February 11, 2019, 07:14:23 PM
But have been watching life on Mars series 1... proper policing... :police:


thought it was fantastic


and still enjoy watching the repeats
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Post by: Taranis on February 12, 2019, 01:58:01 PM
Mary Queen of Scotts I have to say was not my cup of tea at all. Raised absolutely no emotions in me throughout. Interesting historically if accurate. Not one to recommend.


EDIT the wife enjoyed it  {:-{ maybe its a megalomaniac women thing  {-) she scores it an 8


The whole cast are TV level actors too and recognisable from the drama and soap parts
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Post by: dougal99 on February 12, 2019, 02:06:21 PM
Historically bunk/ The two women never met.
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Post by: Taranis on February 12, 2019, 02:07:39 PM
Historically bunk/ The two women never met.
Very possibly true but at the meeting she did say she would deny it ever happened so who can be sure  {-)
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Post by: Taranis on February 13, 2019, 07:14:39 PM
Just back from watching the Upside. I surely recommend this one. If you're not laughing you're crying  :-))
Not doing too well at the local cinema but I think that's due to the silly show times they've chosen. Glad we went 
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Post by: Taranis on February 20, 2019, 08:27:20 PM
Today we ran the gauntlet of the school holidays and fared well with the early showing of Instant Family
Another one I highly recommend  :-) 
https://youtu.be/CEQhBddeXKg (https://youtu.be/CEQhBddeXKg)

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Post by: Taranis on February 27, 2019, 11:00:11 PM
At the Savoy in Worksop
We just watched The boy who would be King
Just about managed to stay awake, definitely one for the grand kids !
Adults avoid


Also
Fighting with my family
Didnít really get a grip of me until the last ten minutes but worth a watch just about

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Post by: ballastanksian on February 27, 2019, 11:15:39 PM

Yes, definitely liked Alita. I was worried that it would be awash with Teen angst, but that was minimal and the animation was so realistic. The film is much better than the anime version, with a much tighter and richer storyline. It plays with film tropes and that makes it fresher.


I am going to see it again tomorrow evening after a burger and icecream for tea  :-) The Cosplayers are going to have to up their making game to recreate the cybernetic suits.
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Post by: Taranis on March 11, 2019, 06:51:38 PM
Last week we watched Alita again but in 2D  :-))
Followed by the Aftermath which I thought worth a 9 for story and acting. Hamburg after the war.
Tomorrow we see Captain Marvel first in 3D



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Post by: ballastanksian on March 11, 2019, 09:08:17 PM
I might have missed Aftermath. I am hopefully watching Captain marvel on Thursday with a friend.
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Post by: Taranis on March 12, 2019, 06:51:22 PM
Totally enjoyed Captain Marvel  :-))  this runs straight into the sequel Avengers later this year  8)
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Post by: Taranis on March 13, 2019, 10:21:51 PM
What men want is released this Friday
We will watch it next week looks funny
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Post by: RST on March 19, 2019, 10:01:25 PM
I'm a bit gutted.  I'm not a huge fan of allot of new movie releases these days but my local cinema in Inverness were doing re-runs of "classics".  They changed managers the other year who must have thought otherwise and frankly I'm really dissapointed in Eden Court for quite a long time now (everyone else back home I know is also).  Now that I've started working away again though, you guessed it, they started showing some classics again.  Sods law!!!!  I haven't seen anything I liked the look of for ages in regular cinemas, so while I'm working in France I was waiting for ages for "Holmes and Watson" to come out.  A DIRE movie I hear, but I like both actors, just ironical the release date in France was last on the list in the rest of the world.  Lo-and behold, as soon as the release date over here in France and the local cinema just drops it entirely from the screenings now, so I don't even get the chance to see if it was that bad after all!


I subscribed to Netflix since working out here because I can't get British TV and Youtube seems to be pretty rubbish these days unless I want to watch out of focus movies of parrots or cats.  I  got bored with Netflix it after about a month though.  I did finish "Escape From Alcatraz" the other night.  I got to the end of the "5th Wave" the other night also, bit dissapointed it turned into a kids movie in the last half.  I'm not sure why Netflix is so popular though, there's only about 3 TV series on I would watch.

I think it's quite difficult these days to find a decent movie if you don't like overly intrusive CGI, you respect the original movies and can't contemplate a re-make, or youre not "sympathetic" to some aspects of society.  I just can't get into the "marvel" comic style movies unless its "Watchmen" which is a bit dark and long, or the 2 "Hellboy" movies -which I've seen too many times now.

I'm a very difficult person to please when it comes to movies I think!  Can anyone recommend anything for me on Netflix out of the "new" movies?  I often give up afer 30 mins and rate them "down", but they keep popping up at the top of the recommended lists!
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Post by: Taranis on March 19, 2019, 10:04:52 PM
New hell boy is out soon and looks to include more comedy


Edit
Trailer
https://youtu.be/WYz-EsjXrtQ (https://youtu.be/WYz-EsjXrtQ)
Title: Re: Mayhem Film club
Post by: roycv on March 19, 2019, 10:08:17 PM
Hi I watched the 'Commuter' the other night it has cgi but I enjoyed the film.  Gone Girl is one of those that keeps escalating almost from reality.Regards Roy
Roy
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Post by: Taranis on March 26, 2019, 01:06:48 PM
Just walked out of a film for first time in my life
Destination Dewsbury absolutely crap
After we came out the usherette said yes lots have done that  %%
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 28, 2019, 02:35:52 PM
 
Watching a film on Film4 at the moment: Hell Below Zero.

- it's partially about whaling in the 1950's...... we,  the Human race,   what were...  ARE we thinking?!?   <:( <:( <:(
 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_Below_Zero

 
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Post by: leaky on March 28, 2019, 06:54:15 PM
Thinking????????
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Post by: Taranis on April 03, 2019, 11:15:35 AM
Sat in cinema waiting for Dumbo
Sheís gone to the loo  {-)
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Post by: Taranis on April 03, 2019, 04:55:42 PM
Film was OK for the kids but this big kid wasn't too struck by it.


Shazam next on release  :-))
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Post by: Taranis on April 16, 2019, 08:49:52 PM
Today we watched LITTLE and Shazam. Both average but reasonably funny.
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Post by: roycv on April 17, 2019, 09:19:07 AM
Hi I have watched some old B&W films on TV, The sea shall not have them and For those in peril.  It is the background stuff, seeing ASRL's Denny (I think) gunboats, etc that made the films interesting for present viewing. 

Also watched an old police drama (1956) The long arm of the law, very good.  I think some of the films were on the TV ch. Talking Pictures.
Life without mobile phones, easy to forget.  I remember almost dragging a woman out of a telephone kiosk so I could phone to get an ambulance as my first born was just arriving, takes you back!
I see that 'Eddie the Eagle' is on Film 4 tonight at 9,  I really enjoyed this film, it is a heart warming story of fighting against the odds!

regards

Roy



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Post by: derekwarner on April 18, 2019, 03:13:26 AM
Roy....come back to OZ for a visit....you could watch The Bill, Enid Sharpels in what ever show she was in?, George Gently ........Harold & Father.....yes Step Toe & Son, Cop Shop, Division 24, Yes Minister, that Grace Bros Store Show with Miss Brahams & her t*ts  :P .............


Sorry Martin....couldn't resist {-) ................Derek
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Post by: BrianB6 on April 18, 2019, 06:33:46 AM
And don't forget all the 'Carry On' films.  <:(
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Post by: roycv on April 18, 2019, 08:49:20 AM
Hi Derek, I woz in Oz until 22nd. March.  I did sit in front of my son's TV, it has got so hi tech it only runs from his iPad and does not respond to the remote unit, so remained a blank wall when I was on my own.

My hearing is  getting decidedly dodgy and I need bionic enhancement as I like to call my hearing aids.  However the young have better hearing and without my blue tooth to headphone connection I was in the world of lip reading.  So despite me being with you lovely people in the Land of Oz I was not much in the control of my own destiny.  Fortunately I had my laptop and headphones.
I visited Tasmania and was thrust back into a more familiar world.  I had this conversation at a restaurant checkout.  "Put the card in there",  I paused trying to recall my pin number.  "Ah yes" I said aloud.  "my pin number is my inside leg measurement and then my age, so it gets adjusted every year"  "Oh" said the young lady, "Does that mean you get taller every year"?  "Unfortunately No, just older".

I was introduced to battered Gummy Shark and chips.  It was OK!

Sorry got side tracked there!  Our next film to see is Red Jane, my wife's choice, will report after viewing.

 Roy

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Post by: Taranis on April 24, 2019, 08:44:28 AM
Today a choice of Hellboy and or The Sisters Brothers
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Post by: roycv on April 24, 2019, 10:14:38 AM
Hi all but mainly to Derek.  Just a small sidetrack from the thread.  My hearing has now got better by leaps and bounds.  I had a proper consultation with NHS and a very competent young man who sorted out my hearing problems. 
He started from scratch and although replacing a broken unit set up the electronics in the existing ones to give me back almost normal hearing.  No loud TV sound for me anymore and I can hear what people are saying even those behind me.  I can choose between two applications a surround sound one or a forward facing one.

It is quite amazing but that beggars the question of what was been happening before, I am going to think about that.
regards to all.
Roy

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Post by: Geoff on April 24, 2019, 01:15:03 PM
I've recently discovered a channel on "Feeeview" in the UK - no 81 and it screens all sorts of old movies including Jack Warner in "The blue Lantern" that sort of thing. Sometimes abit more up to date but modern would be 1960's!


I find some of the old films have a vertain charm about them and its quite interesting looking at the background as well - how times have changed.


Cheers


Geoff
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Post by: leaky on April 24, 2019, 08:57:45 PM
That's 'Talking Pictures'  excellent channel there is some very quirky stuff on there but you have to study the schedule.
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Post by: Taranis on April 25, 2019, 09:54:51 AM
I never got to go yesterday too busy
Now sat here waiting for the start of Marvel Avengers in 3D  8)
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Post by: RST on May 04, 2019, 10:11:44 PM
Has anyone seen "At Eternities Gate"?  I'm quite enjoying the story and the setting but the filming is absolutely abhorent.  Could they not afford a tripod or steadycam, or even just hand hold a camera reasonably steady?  I felt sick after first 30mins, can only watch in 10min sessions and not got through rest of it yet.  It seems such a shame -quite a good film utterly ruined by the camera work.  Shame on you Netflix!!!!
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 07, 2019, 02:57:25 AM
 
I watched - 'Welcome to Marwen' today, great film, loved it.    :-))

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, him of 'Back to the Future' fame, so pleasant & familiar escapism, story telling and character depth.  9/10     :-)
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Post by: ballastanksian on May 07, 2019, 10:43:01 PM

I watched Avengers Endgame with friends last Thursday, and while I have only seen two/three of the 22 films (and one of those doesn't count as it is the wrong Dare Devil!) it was enjoyable and I kept up with the plot.


I want to see the Sisters Brothers but fear I might have missed it.



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Post by: Taranis on May 07, 2019, 11:40:20 PM
Yes I missed it too  :((  a very short spell at our cinema
I was not blown away by Avengers and feel it was not up to scratch in 3D and I may have enjoyed the 2D better.
Also just missed hell boy  >:-o
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Post by: RST on May 08, 2019, 01:39:00 AM
Quote
I watched - 'Welcome to Marwen' today, great film, loved it.    :-))

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, him of 'Back to the Future' fame, so pleasant & familiar escapism, story telling and character depth.  9/10     :-)

...been looking for this movie for a while, didn't know the name until now, thanks.

Last movie I saw at cinema was Verigo (sorry, another classic oldie).  Oh my days, instantly fell in love with "Midge", Barbara Bel Geddes in tortoise shell glasses.  Absolutely besotted, ruined forever since I am!
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Post by: Taranis on May 08, 2019, 09:55:36 PM
Today we saw Educating Rita the play on stage at Bradford Alhambra.
Really enjoyed it! lots of laughs as well as the lump in throat parts.
How a cast of two remember all those lines is astonishing

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Post by: RST on May 09, 2019, 08:58:39 PM
Absolutely love that film.  I would never have known what "assonance" was otherwise!  I heard it made a good play also.

My Mother and Brother saw "Local Hero" play last week.  Shocking I can't remember much of the the film now -I should working in the industry and (supposedley) the setting though it was filmed near Aberdeen, rather than the purported location.  She said that was a good night also.

I saw "The Lady Vanishes" play a couple of weeks ago -apparently the cast was full of well known actors though I only knew "Gus" from "Drop The Dead Donkey", who was part of the MacGuffin I think.  Was quite a decent rendition -worth seeing if you get the chance

Rich
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Post by: Taranis on May 15, 2019, 05:39:54 PM
:-))


Just back from watching blood brothers at Leeds Grand Theatre
Awesome performance from Linzi Hateley. Her final song had me in tears and Iím now struggling to drink my Peroni at the Town Hall Tavern <:(   {-)
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Post by: dreadnought72 on May 22, 2019, 11:41:18 PM
If you've any interest in North Sea working vessels, I can highly recommend Last Breath (it's currently on the iplayer) about a near-fatal diving incident in 2012.


The risks!


Ugh. I'm staying on shore.


Andy
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Post by: RST on May 23, 2019, 08:18:24 AM
We were diving at the time Bibby had that accident (different company and field). I'd be interested in the content when I can get to see it.  See how much artistic licence they've used.
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Post by: dreadnought72 on May 23, 2019, 11:33:32 AM
I'd appreciate a professional's review!  :-))


Andy
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Post by: Taranis on May 23, 2019, 08:37:00 PM
Channel four 21:00 tonight
Free solo
Youíll be amazed  :-))
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Post by: Taranis on May 26, 2019, 08:30:19 PM
I hope you watched that? the last 15 minutes was terrifying with no ropes at all = sudden death.


Wednesday will see Elton John (Taron Egerton) AKF Kingsman. Brilliant actor
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Post by: Taranis on May 29, 2019, 04:36:01 PM
Elton John was well worth a watch  :-))  Very clever screen play and a story well told. Fantasic music and dancing too
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Post by: plastic on May 31, 2019, 01:37:36 PM
Godzilla.   No.  Don't do it.  It's dreadful in ways I had never considered before.   Annoying kid doing stupid things, people making unbelievable decisions, pointless self-sacrificing, CGI-fight-fest going on, and on, and on, and on..............I fell asleep about 2/3rds in for about 20 mins - didn't miss a thing.    It's sooooo bad. 
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Post by: Taranis on May 31, 2019, 02:15:51 PM
Its one I immediately dismissed from consideration  {-)
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Post by: plastic on May 31, 2019, 02:17:03 PM
Daughter wanted to see it so I took one for the team.   Wife owes me - big time.
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Post by: Taranis on May 31, 2019, 02:18:05 PM
 {-) :-))
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Post by: Taranis on June 02, 2019, 07:24:20 PM
NOT a film but I recommend you watch Guy Martin at 20:00hrs on Channel four
D-Day


TONIGHT
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Post by: Taranis on June 02, 2019, 09:47:26 PM
God knows who taught him how to land but absolutely rubbish. That's the French for you unless he's just an idiot  {-)


https://youtu.be/KQwX8NtEn7w?t=55 (https://youtu.be/KQwX8NtEn7w?t=55)


He's getting twists in his rigging because no one has taught him to be compact on exit. Anything like a loose hand arm or elbow will pivot you in the slipstream. Bad instructors
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Post by: rem2007 on June 05, 2019, 04:29:55 PM
.... again not a film, but just finish watching the new Chernobyl series, very well done and technical information was easy to understand, having not enjoyed Physics, ever, but still quite good. Now looking forward to D-Day with John Wayne and the all star cast, always liked that film and swmbo is recuperating from surgery upstairs.
 
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Post by: plastic on June 05, 2019, 06:00:45 PM
I thought the Chernobyl series was brilliantly done - and I've been in the nuclear industry for 20 years.   i even like that 1980s green tinge to the visuals - all the details were very well done.  :-))
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Post by: Taranis on June 05, 2019, 06:40:18 PM
Just seen Xmen Pheonix
These seem to get more and more CGI and less and less story line 6/10
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Post by: RST on June 07, 2019, 03:40:54 AM
I'd appreciate a professional's review!  :-))


Andy
....Just back in the UK tonight and immediately looked for it.  Been watching parts.  I skipped bits which were a bit like another day back on the boat.  I feel a bit uncomfortable about it, a bit like many can't watch the Piper Alpha footage.  I was only directly involved in the sat diving game for a few years (right when this happened), but in the relatively unique position I had as a non-diver, I have had a a bit too much exposure from all sides to say what I think.  It was not a good time for that particular company if I recall though.  We also had some Hi-Po incidents, directly or indirectly from others actions.  You might also know of a Discovery / Quest programme of the Scandi Arctic -I would treat that with a pinch (20kg sack) of salt also, she was thrown off the field apparently due to freak weather while we were diving OK on our 30 year old boat about 1 mile away.

What I can say is the Dive Supervisors and Shift Supervisors, half the divers on our boat at the time and the OM were well time served, even one of the LST's and SS's went back to the Hydrox diving experiments, the other half going back to Seabex 1 and Uncle John days, lots and lots of accidents before social media and TV films.  Even those guys said at the time it was an absolute miracle even with SLS how he got away with that one.  I can't repeat other comments.

I can't detract that from him. Tough hardy "bas****"!  I really don't understand divers though.  It was lottery money back in the day.  I've crawled through bells, trunkings and chambers when they're on the surface.  It's still good money but "bug***" that for a life choice!!!  The dive system in that movie looked big compared to ours.

Sat diving is such a ridiculously difficult and stressful thing to be involved with for all parties.  It's difficult to explain to outsiders, I'll leave it at that.

I might get through the rest of it in the next week or so.


Rich
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Post by: Taranis on June 10, 2019, 09:19:42 PM
Going to see Aladdin Tomorrow.
Will Smith! what's not to like ? I expect his usual 10/10 performance coupled with the Disney machine
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Post by: Taranis on June 12, 2019, 07:03:42 PM
Very much enjoyed this musical and visual feast  :-))  Disney never fail
Naomi is a star
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/disney-princess-jasmine-193622838.html

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Post by: Taranis on June 20, 2019, 09:10:11 PM
Recommendation
Channel 4
NOW
funny and good filming


CATCH-22     George Clooney


Very realistic aerial bombing scenes

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Post by: plastic on June 20, 2019, 09:29:32 PM
John Wick 3 - Ultra-violence with comedy -  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Brilliant.
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Post by: plastic on June 24, 2019, 07:21:42 PM
Just seen Anna.   It's a cross between Suicide Blonde and Red Sparrow.     Slightly annoying to watch with its jerky backward/forward timeline.   Luc Besson is losing his touch.  :((
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Post by: Taranis on June 24, 2019, 07:23:10 PM
Watched Men in Black last week. A couple of times I nodded off  {-)


Toy Story 4 in 3D tomorrow  O0
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Post by: plastic on June 24, 2019, 07:36:58 PM
Watched Men in Black last week. A couple of times I nodded off  {-)


Toy Story 4 in 3D tomorrow  O0
Saw MIB4 last week too - not impressed - lazy 'just for the money' script - like a poor man's Ragnorok.   Aussie guy failing to be English, English girl failing to be American.   Weak story.

I will NEVER see Toy Story 4 - 1 was clever, 2 was a masterpiece, 3 was unpleasant and (after reading the spoiler) 4 will just disappoint on sooooo many levels that I'd rather not see it.

I prefer to keep the magic of the second film and try to forget the third.
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Post by: Bob K on June 24, 2019, 08:01:51 PM
Just watched (yet again) The African Queen, kind of in parallel with the start of my Deans Marine HMS Mimi / Toutou build.   However the US movie has a completely different ending to C.S. Forester's original book. 

The book describes the actual historical attack by two British 40ft launches of 19 kts mounting a 6 pounder gun forward and a Maxim gun aft.  The size of the gun meant it could only be fired forwards.
They successfully attacked the armed German ship Kingani in lake Tanganyika, damaging her to the point where she struck her colours.

Later the British fast launches attacked the German warship Hedwig von Wissmann and after a long chase eventually sunk her.

So why was the movie ending totally different ?  The saga of getting two forty foot launches across over 800 miles of African terrain to reach the lake was so awesome.
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Post by: Taranis on June 25, 2019, 06:57:14 PM
We both actually enjoyed TS4  :-))
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Post by: plastic on June 25, 2019, 08:42:29 PM
We both actually enjoyed TS4  :-))
It appeared in my feed so I watched it on-line this morning with my daughter.     We didn't like it - the Benson dolls were almost as creepy as Chucky.    The characters had all been twisted around to make the plot work.    All very PC to stick in the throat.   Gabby Gabby suddenly became good?     Forky lost his deathwish?      Bo suddenly becomes Lara Croft?   I found the whole thing superficial and just unpleasant.    It reminded me of Bolt.
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Post by: Taranis on June 27, 2019, 07:27:44 PM
One to watch next week 70mm original footage from 69 edited into 90 minutes


700.mp4 (https://ml5vid.mymovies.net/filmmedia/film/fid19539/trailers/trid18072/html5/700.mp4)

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Post by: plastic on June 29, 2019, 08:11:39 AM
Just watched "The Hustle" - it's the female remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

If the original film was the Michael Caine character, smooth, clever & witty, the remake is the Steve Martin character - crass, loud and uncouth. 


The remake is truly dreadful.    Hathaway cannot do comedy.    When Steve Martin was cleaned up in the film he became a smooth operator.   When Rebel Wilson was cleaned up, she's still a fat lump with no acting ability.

Do not waste your time with this.

On the other hand, "Welcome to Marwen" with Steve Carell is a magical little film about an artist living in a fantasy world and his interactions with the real-life local people in his town after being brain damaged from an assault.   10/10
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Post by: Taranis on June 30, 2019, 07:39:02 PM
This week our first choice is.........https://youtu.be/H3VeHyedL1U
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Post by: plastic on July 01, 2019, 08:08:42 AM
This week our first choice is.........https://youtu.be/H3VeHyedL1U (https://youtu.be/H3VeHyedL1U)

You might not like this - the one joke wears very thin, very quickly.    Even the critics hated it.
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Post by: raflaunches on July 01, 2019, 09:20:53 AM
Just watched (yet again) The African Queen, kind of in parallel with the start of my Deans Marine HMS Mimi / Toutou build.   However the US movie has a completely different ending to C.S. Forester's original book.

So why was the movie ending totally different ?  The saga of getting two forty foot launches across over 800 miles of African terrain to reach the lake was so awesome.


Hi Bob


Probably because it didnít match the romantically perceived story Hollywood created around the truth of the Battle of Lake Tanganyika or CS Foresterís idea of it.
If youíve watched The Golden Compass, the ending doesnít even come close to the book- probably because it was truly gruesome compared to the romantic ending Hollywood prefers.
If you think about the true story of Spicer and his men would actually be more interesting and probably funnier! If youíve read The Phantom Flotilla, and Mimi and Toutou go Forth youíll be in tears with some of the silliness!

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Post by: roycv on July 01, 2019, 04:29:39 PM
Hi all, just come back from seeing 'Yesterday'.  Well I enjoyed it as did my wife, I would give it 8 out of 10.  I rarely agree with the critics as only personal taste and choice works for me.  The music is good and there are lots of aside jokes.  I love it when he is desperately trying to remember the lyrics of Beetles songs.

The plot is a Richard Curtis one it presses the right buttons, some scenes reprise scenes in other films, all good light stuff, when the lights go down, just suspend the real world and throw yourself in and enjoy it.

You will come out humming 'Hey Jude' and why not?

kind regards
Roy

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Post by: ballastanksian on July 01, 2019, 08:33:52 PM
I plan to see 'Yesterday' this week so ta for the affirmation  :-))
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Post by: Taranis on July 02, 2019, 12:50:23 PM
Just seen yesterday
Absolute 10  :-))


I honestly could not see any reason to deduct points
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Post by: roycv on July 02, 2019, 04:49:21 PM
Hi Taranis you have a PM.Roy
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Post by: Taranis on July 11, 2019, 02:19:51 PM
Sat waiting for Grease the musical to start with Ore  Oduba at Leeds Grand Theatre
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Post by: Taranis on July 11, 2019, 10:11:58 PM
Very talented young people  {-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-fD8B5tn/0/9acad715/X3/F76639C5-F529-428D-9B50-60C52B504B16-X3.jpg)
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Post by: Taranis on August 01, 2019, 09:23:33 PM
Saw Lion King in 3D on Tuesday. Really very good but exactly like the last one with better animation.


Saw Rock of ages at Leeds Grand theatre yesterday. Fantastic
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Post by: Peter Fitness on August 02, 2019, 12:11:34 AM
Critics <*<  Who takes any notice of critics? If the critics hate a film it's an almost sure bet that I will love it, so I take absolutely no notice of them. Most of them should be charged with impersonating someone who actually knows anything about the entertainment value of films :}


Just my opinion, of course %)


Peter.
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Post by: Taranis on August 02, 2019, 12:41:36 AM
Completely agree Peter  O0
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Post by: Taranis on August 06, 2019, 07:34:25 PM
Just back from the latest fast and furious. Thoroughly enjoyed it on XL screen
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Post by: Taranis on August 12, 2019, 10:09:08 PM
Blinded by the light tomorrow  :-) 
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Post by: Taranis on August 13, 2019, 06:11:38 PM
Great film we thought, well acted and written with tears too
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Post by: Taranis on August 20, 2019, 03:34:13 PM
Just back from Once upon a time in Hollywood
That's 2 hrs 41mins I won't get back  {-)  Quentin Tarantino  {:-{
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Post by: RST on August 22, 2019, 09:58:49 PM
Andy I am so jealous of your time or openess of going to the cinema so regularly.  You seem to have a very open, eclectic approach!!  I am quite decided what I want to watch beforehand -but I have such a strict criteria.

I am a film dinosaur -just watched "Charlie Wilson's war" which helps explain "Bitter Lake" a bit more now.

Menwhile I'm stil  Deprivedl livid I was deprived of "Holmes and Watson", it was pulled the day I went to buy tickets on the first showing for my theatre!  No stairway?-Deprived LoL.

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Post by: Taranis on August 22, 2019, 10:05:17 PM
Strangely I have recurring images and memories of this film. I think at the time you wonder where it is all leading to only to be disappointed  %%  The acting is as expected top notch from Brad Pit and Leonardo.
The film truly captured the era and was at times funny too  {-)


Our next film is Dora which seems something akin to Goonies of years ago
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Post by: RST on August 22, 2019, 10:10:08 PM
Hope that's promotional footage and not from your phone / camera!


Very talented young people  {-)

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Post by: Taranis on August 22, 2019, 10:15:57 PM
iPhone  :-))
They really donít mind  :embarrassed:
No control really when the entire audience get up to take a picture  {-)
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 22, 2019, 10:18:37 PM
 
Actually, if that's the same show as I think it is, in case anyone asks, they say from the stage;
'No photos video at all... until we say at the,  for the finale.'
( a colleague  at work went and showed me the exact same photos! )
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Post by: Taranis on August 22, 2019, 10:20:36 PM
Sounds about right Martin  :-))
Was a great show too
The staring role (cameo) was shared between Ore and  Peter Andre on different days
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Post by: Taranis on August 22, 2019, 10:24:01 PM
Another SUPER film coming up with Will Smith and his clone trying to kill him. Trailer looks great
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Post by: RST on August 22, 2019, 10:31:45 PM
Quote
Actually, if that's the same show as I think it is, in case anyone asks, they say from the stage;
'No photos video at all... until we say at the,  for the finale.'
( a colleague  at work went and showed me the exact same photos! )

...that's fair enough.  I switch my phone off as soon as the lights go down and the fire screen goes up as the last resort, I would never even think quick enough for switch-on at the encore at the end, usually do it outside the theatre after the eyes have adjusted!  Last show I saw in Edinburgh, folk around me were quite blatently on their phones throught the entire show though.
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Post by: plastic on August 23, 2019, 08:11:05 AM
Went to see Dora the Explorer - lovely little film, great for kids, lots of nods to the old cartoon version.    There's a few annoying, lazy plot tools - but kids will love it.
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Post by: Taranis on August 27, 2019, 07:55:06 PM
Saw Dora today.
Definitely one of those where the trailer was it  {-)


Ok for small children but a strain on adults  ;D