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Re: Mayhem Film Club....
« Reply #200 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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« Reply #201 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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Re: Mayhem Film Club....
« Reply #202 on: June 25, 2019, 06:57:14 PM »

We both actually enjoyed TS4  :-))
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« Reply #203 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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Re: Mayhem Film Club....
« Reply #204 on: June 27, 2019, 07:27:44 PM »

One to watch next week 70mm original footage from 69 edited into 90 minutes


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« Reply #205 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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Re: Mayhem Film Club....
« Reply #206 on: June 30, 2019, 07:39:02 PM »

This week our first choice is.........https://youtu.be/H3VeHyedL1U
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« Reply #207 on: July 01, 2019, 08:08:42 AM »

This week our first choice is.........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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Re: Mayhem Film Club....
« Reply #208 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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« Reply #209 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?

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« Reply #210 on: July 01, 2019, 08:33:52 PM »

I plan to see 'Yesterday' this week so ta for the affirmation  :-))
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Re: Mayhem Film Club....
« Reply #211 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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« Reply #212 on: July 02, 2019, 04:49:21 PM »

Hi Taranis you have a PM.Roy
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Re: Mayhem Film Club....
« Reply #213 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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« Reply #214 on: July 11, 2019, 10:11:58 PM »

Very talented young people  {-)
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« Reply #215 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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« Reply #216 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 %)


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« Reply #217 on: August 02, 2019, 12:41:36 AM »

Completely agree Peter  O0
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Re: Mayhem Film Club....
« Reply #218 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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« Reply #219 on: August 12, 2019, 10:09:08 PM »

Blinded by the light tomorrow  :-) 
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« Reply #220 on: August 13, 2019, 06:11:38 PM »

Great film we thought, well acted and written with tears too
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