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Postby DanH on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 7:13 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:"Sausage Party"
Just started watching it on DVD -- less than 5 minutes in and I'm already wondering how on earth they got away with it !
It seems to tick all the boxes....sexist, racist, and any other -ist you can think of, plus pretty much every other word is an obscenity. It makes a Kevin Smith film look like a PG-rating :lol:


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Postby DerekF on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 7:26 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:"Sausage Party"
Just started watching it on DVD -- less than 5 minutes in and I'm already wondering how on earth they got away with it !
It seems to tick all the boxes....sexist, racist, and any other -ist you can think of, plus pretty much every other word is an obscenity. It makes a Kevin Smith film look like a PG-rating :lol:


I got 20 minutes in and gave up. Swearing on its own just isn't funny.
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Postby timuss on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 7:58 pm

Well i saw Dunkirk today and loved it, such an emotional rollercoaster intense moving and most enjoyable. Seeing it in IMAX is a must, loved the soundtrack as well.
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Postby vandal on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 7:20 pm

Kong - Skull Island.

Essentially, Samuel L Jackson and his squad of Vietnam Veterans (Helicopter Squadron, no less!), initially brought in as a Military Escort, but quickly end up getting on the wrong side of the Mighty King Kong and various other creatures on an uncharted Island, which Kong 'rules'.

There is no Empire State Building in this one, it all happens on the island. There is however, Huey's and a Sea Stallion, among other Vietnam era hardware. :grin:
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Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 11:02 pm

Nothing whatsoever to do with the Peter Jackson movie, and worst of all no Andy Serkis......don't think it'll be on my 'must watch' list.
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Postby Finningley Boy on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 11:13 pm

A couple of other points regarding the Dunkirk movie which I tried to ignore, apart from the 60s/70s British Rail coach, was the following; The Spitfire pilots passed their fuel states in Gallons? I've always known aircraft fuel states to be given in pounds! However, I'm quite prepared to be corrected on this, perhaps in the olden days they used gallons!? :dizzy: The one other thing that ruined the magic for me, was the back drop seen occasionally on the Dunkirk Beach, that was what appeared to be not very old (in relation to the present) Hotels and Flats with Balconies painted in bright white and cream with light blue! :cuppa:

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Postby DerekF on Fri 28 Jul 2017, 2:38 pm

All the Spitfire fuel gauges I've seen had their fuel capacity in cailbrated in gallons.
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Postby Finningley Boy on Fri 28 Jul 2017, 2:59 pm

I stand corrected.

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Postby play it cool on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 3:53 pm

timuss wrote:Well i saw Dunkirk today and loved it, such an emotional rollercoaster intense moving and most enjoyable. Seeing it in IMAX is a must, loved the soundtrack as well.


It's a great movie and the score certainly adds to the tension. Hans Zimmer is a great soundtrack composer, but one thing I felt was that this score did very little to suggest we were in 1940.
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Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 6:40 pm

Is the score done sensibly - as per 'Das Boot' - or is it the usual all-pervasive annoyance common to most productions these days which are also usually that loud that it drowns out the dialogue ?
The 1958 version was on ITV4 this afternoon & I don't think that had a music soundtrack at all, did it ?
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Postby Finningley Boy on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 6:45 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Is the score done sensibly - as per 'Das Boot' - or is it the usual all-pervasive annoyance common to most productions these days which are also usually that loud that it drowns out the dialogue ?
The 1958 version was on ITV4 this afternoon & I don't think that had a music soundtrack at all, did it ?


The 1958 film has a score which is used through the film, it sounds quite similar, indeed almost identical, to the one used for Heroes of Telemark in 1965.


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Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 6:56 pm

Guess my brain must have tuned it out when I've watched it in the past :lol:
I'm a big fan of productions which don't make use of music soundtracks ( or at least keep them to a minimum ) unfortunately they're few and far between.
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Postby play it cool on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 6:51 am

Brevet Cable wrote:Is the score done sensibly - as per 'Das Boot' - or is it the usual all-pervasive annoyance common to most productions these days which are also usually that loud that it drowns out the dialogue ?
The 1958 version was on ITV4 this afternoon & I don't think that had a music soundtrack at all, did it ?


I wouldn't say it drowned out the dialogue but it was quite invasive. Most of it seemed to be based on the ticking of a clock, and at times it felt like booming techno. One thing I would say - if you do go and watch it try and catch it on an Imax screen, I saw it at the one in Cardiff Odeon and it does make a difference.
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Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 3:31 pm

'Minions' -- Not a patch on the first two 'Despicable Me' films....I hope 'DM3' is better ( although reviews I've seen don't give me much confidence that's the case )
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Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 17 Aug 2017, 3:04 pm

'John Wick 2' - Another sequel which isn't a patch on the original.
Still entertaining enough, though, and with the obligatory body-count which puts Stallone & Schwarzenegger movies to shame.
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Postby Red Dragon on Thu 17 Aug 2017, 3:38 pm

I watched "Ghost in the Shell" a few nights ago.

Visually it is like "Brazil" and "Fifth Element" (a depressing future where it always rains and everything is coloured in orange or yellow!) Story theme mix "Blade Runner", " I Robot" (can androids have a human soul/ every home will have an android with a human soul at home) and you have "Ghost in the Shell". I found it enjoyable enough to pass an evening :smile:
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Postby Airwolfhound on Thu 17 Aug 2017, 4:17 pm

Saw Free Fire on DVD the other night, very entertaining as one would expect from Ben Wheatley. Also, nice to see my wife's name on the credits (Amy Felce as 3d Tracking) under Milk VFX :-)
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Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 17 Aug 2017, 6:08 pm

Shouldn't you have posted that in the 'Shameless Promotions' section ? :wink: :lol:
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Postby Airwolfhound on Fri 18 Aug 2017, 7:26 am

:smile: Perhaps I should post her IMDB profile on there :lol: Over 40 film credits and numerous awards now :-) yep very proud husband :smile:
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Postby Georgeconna on Fri 01 Sep 2017, 11:16 pm

play it cool wrote:
timuss wrote:Well i saw Dunkirk today and loved it, such an emotional rollercoaster intense moving and most enjoyable. Seeing it in IMAX is a must, loved the soundtrack as well.


It's a great movie and the score certainly adds to the tension. Hans Zimmer is a great soundtrack composer, but one thing I felt was that this score did very little to suggest we were in 1940.


Saw this tonight, Old news now I spose. I found it extremely Underwhelming and in Fact Pretty Dull. Some flying shots were good and the Ship sinking effects were also iimpressive.

The Last bit with the spit in the end was a complete joke. As for the broom handle powering the prop, Well for $105 Mill they could have used something else.

Like most modern films people seem to lap up the Hype and as I found the Trailers seem to be the about the best bit. IMHO The B&W Film was fair my entertaining. Now for my Pipe and Slippers.
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Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 9:07 pm

'Guardians on the Galaxy 2' -- Pretty much as silly as the first one, spoilt a bit by the sentimental ending in my opinion.
The 2 best characters ( who should get their own spin-off ) happened to be CGI, the 'raccoon' & the 'twig' !
Probably had the best lines as well.....well OK, not Groot, given that his dialogue still consisted of various intonations of "I am Groot" :lol:
Roll on 'GotG 3'

Oh, and why does Baby Groot have a monosyllabic vocabulary & is as thick as a whale omelette ? Because he's Infantry !! :biggrin:
:tumbleweed: ..... :facepalm: ..... :oops: .....Oh look, is that my taxi ?? :lol:
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Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 08 Oct 2017, 12:59 pm

Started watching the last ( hopefully ) of the 'Resident Evil' movies......gave up less than half-way through.
Naff storyline, naff special effects, too much concentration on religious mumbo-jumbo.

I then watched the latest of the 'Underworld' movies......struggled through it, not a patch on the earlier ones.

Finally, I watched 'Battle for Moscow' ( or as originally titled, 'Panfilov's 28' )..... nice to see a war film which doesn't feature just about every cliché going which have crept into most recent films & especially nice to see the destroyed tanks either just grinding to a halt or 'brewing up' realistically, as opposed to the usual massive explosions.
Unusually, there's little or no CGI -- all the German tanks were either full-scale replicas, real tanks ( borrowed from museums & private collections ) or slightly scaled-down replicas.
Yes, it's somewhat of a propaganda piece, but it's no different to your average American war film in that respect.
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Postby timuss on Tue 10 Oct 2017, 9:11 am

I'll just drop this here oh my!!!!

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Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 10 Oct 2017, 10:08 am

Been shown on both BBC & ITV ( and probably Sky too ) breakfast shows today.

One big question........have the Imperial Stormtroopers learnt to shoot straight yet ?
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Postby Vodka on Tue 10 Oct 2017, 10:21 am

Sat and watched again last night . .one of my favourite movie finds this year. ( appologies of I had posted previous on this)

The Eternal Zero - 'The Fighter Pilot'

A Japanese perspective, the events of Pearl Harbour through too the kamikaze,

The storyline is shown through a series of flash backs from the pilots grandchildren learning about here's heroics or cowardice during the war.

The cgi scenes are simply the best I've seen! Watching the japanese fleet launch aircraft we have only seen as airfix models is trully stunning.

Yes , it has subtitles but do not let that prevent you from watching this utter gem of a movie

Availble from Amazon, both DVD and HD download

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