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Title: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Dixkot on September 30, 2013, 11:50:06 am

On my new Sky Demand gizmo.

Peter Gabriel - Live in Athens 1987.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on September 30, 2013, 12:30:08 pm
Quote from: Dixkot on September 30, 2013, 11:50:06 am
On my new Sky Demand gizmo.

Peter Gabriel - Live in Athens 1987.


Sky Arts was brilliant yesterday - plenty of PG & Genesis stuff - recorded and looking forward to it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on October 01, 2013, 09:16:22 am
Breaking Bad - season 1

Watching all over again.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nulli Secundus on October 01, 2013, 16:33:06 pm
Black Hawk Down.

It's one of the few modern war films I enjoy.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 01, 2013, 17:57:33 pm
The Killing season 1
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 02, 2013, 17:17:32 pm
Once Upon a Time in the West. I'm slowly working my way through IMDb's top 250 list (http://www.imdb.com/chart/top?ref_=nb_mv_3_chttp). When I'm done with this one, I will have seen 90 of the 250.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on October 02, 2013, 22:59:55 pm
Quote from: Gary L. Grape on October 02, 2013, 17:17:32 pm
Once Upon a Time in the West. I'm slowly working my way through IMDb's top 250 list (http://www.imdb.com/chart/top?ref_=nb_mv_3_chttp). When I'm done with this one, I will have seen 90 of the 250.


There are some shockingly bad films on that list..... :-\
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on October 02, 2013, 23:02:35 pm
Picked up Star Trek Into Darkness, Oblivion and Iron Man 3 on bluray. The TRon home cinema will get a bit of a pummelling. :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 03, 2013, 05:40:05 am
Quote from: Bez on October 02, 2013, 22:59:55 pmThere are some shockingly bad films on that list..... :-\

There sure are...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nulli Secundus on October 03, 2013, 16:04:03 pm
Quote from: Gary L. Grape on October 02, 2013, 17:17:32 pm
Once Upon a Time in the West. I'm slowly working my way through IMDb's top 250 list (http://www.imdb.com/chart/top?ref_=nb_mv_3_chttp). When I'm done with this one, I will have seen 90 of the 250.


Just had a look at that list out of curiosity and there is some rubbish on there as well as some films that are ranked way down the list and shouldn't be.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on October 04, 2013, 10:25:01 am
final ep of The Bridge.. great stuff.. roll on season 2
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 04, 2013, 11:36:30 am
Quote from: Nulli Secundus on October 03, 2013, 16:04:03 pmJust had a look at that list out of curiosity and there is some rubbish on there as well as some films that are ranked way down the list and shouldn't be.

The list activated me, I've started ranking movies on IMDb after reading it ;D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nulli Secundus on October 04, 2013, 15:32:15 pm
Is it me but I couldn't see the film ET on that list? I looked three times and I'm sure it's not there.

I thought that ET was always hailed as being amongst the best films ever made.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 04, 2013, 22:03:57 pm
I saw a great film tonight, a French film called Intouchables, and I absolutely loved it.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BdAsEjhcL.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on October 06, 2013, 00:39:42 am
Anathema - Universal

Visually very nice, unlike lots of concert vids, but why only;y in stereo ?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 06, 2013, 15:26:27 pm
Finally got round to watching Kill Bill vol. 1 last night. I think I'll move on to vol. 2 tonight.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on October 09, 2013, 08:32:45 am
Breaking Bad Season 2
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Post by: Nulli Secundus on October 09, 2013, 09:50:13 am
1st Disc of Das Boot watched. I will need a break before the 2nd one.

Just bought The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on DVD. I had it on VHS and thought I'd replaced it on DVD but then realised I'd never got round to buying it. I should really have bought the "Dollars Trilogy" all together with hindsight.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 09, 2013, 10:16:40 am
Steve Vai - Where the Wild Things Are

(http://www.cdjournal.com/image/jacket/large/420907/4209071235.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on October 09, 2013, 10:59:06 am
Quote from: Gary L. Grape on October 09, 2013, 10:16:40 am
Steve Vai - Where the Wild Things Are

(http://www.cdjournal.com/image/jacket/large/420907/4209071235.jpg)


That's a cracking show. The "battles" with the violinists are awesome and I have to admit I did chortle when I first saw the flying-V style electric violin.  8)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 09, 2013, 11:31:53 am
Quote from: Captain Ron on October 09, 2013, 10:59:06 amThat's a cracking show. The "battles" with the violinists are awesome and I have to admit I did chortle when I first saw the flying-V style electric violin.  8)

And Steve's dance moves are absolutely fantastic :D :P
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 09, 2013, 13:24:31 pm
The Killing...season 1 .... superb understated performances...I'm hooked
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Post by: Andy42g on October 09, 2013, 14:05:50 pm
Quote from: Gary L. Grape on October 09, 2013, 11:31:53 am
And Steve's dance moves are absolutely fantastic :D :P

SO pleased I got to see him last month in Leeds.  Great show.
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Post by: Norwegian on October 10, 2013, 21:03:44 pm
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Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 12, 2013, 00:45:17 am
Quote from: Bisto on October 09, 2013, 13:24:31 pm
The Killing...season 1 .... superb understated performances...I'm hooked


And a great script goes very far even on a shoestring budget. Brilliant show so far....more twists and turns than a very twisty turny thing.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 12, 2013, 01:06:49 am
Tubular Bells: Mike Oldfield, a Studio performance.

From BBC4 tonight. With Steve Hillage :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on October 12, 2013, 01:38:45 am
Quote from: Nick Sims on October 12, 2013, 01:06:49 am
Tubular Bells: Mike Oldfield, a Studio performance.

From BBC4 tonight. With Steve Hillage :)

Indeed, same here earlier - good stuff! Now going straight to DVD... ::)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on October 12, 2013, 17:20:50 pm
Quote from: Gary L. Grape on October 04, 2013, 22:03:57 pm
I saw a great film tonight, a French film called Intouchables, and I absolutely loved it.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BdAsEjhcL.jpg)


That's a great film - one of the best I've seen in recent times. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on October 12, 2013, 21:58:40 pm
Ah, I've had that for awhile - will watch soon, then.

Having a Breaking Bad free weekend and catching up with Dexter - Season 7.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 12, 2013, 22:29:54 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 12, 2013, 21:58:40 pm

catching up with Dexter - Season 7.


I've gone back to season 4...rationing myself to 1 episode a day

Still can't get enough of The Killing.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on October 13, 2013, 01:29:58 am
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on October 12, 2013, 17:20:50 pm
That's a great film - one of the best I've seen in recent times. Highly recommended.

Seconded - couldn't agree more!  :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on October 13, 2013, 21:23:20 pm
The Adjustment Bureau
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on October 14, 2013, 11:58:26 am
Hopefully going to see Ender's Game later this week. Slightly concerned that it might be The Hunger Games / Twilight .. in space but we'll see.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nulli Secundus on October 14, 2013, 12:11:41 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on October 13, 2013, 21:23:20 pm
The Adjustment Bureau


I started watching this on Saturday night. It looked really good and I desparately wanted to watch it but had to go to bed as I had not had any sleep on the Firday night and had a really busy, long day on the Saturday... beleive it not the missus has finished all her Christmas shopping... I couldn't beleive she was Christmas shopping in October. I will return to the Adjustment Bureau as it was really good from what I'd seen of it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 14, 2013, 12:13:17 pm
At some point in my youth I started watching The Godfather, but never made it to the end of it. After that I've never come round to watching it again, but now I'm going to rectify that. I just bought the Coppola restoration 5 DVD box.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on October 14, 2013, 13:51:11 pm
Quote from: Nick Sims on October 12, 2013, 01:06:49 am
Tubular Bells: Mike Oldfield, a Studio performance.

From BBC4 tonight. With Steve Hillage :)


Watched the documentary this morning, very good...have the rest of the BBC4 output for later when I do the ironing...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on October 14, 2013, 17:54:44 pm
more episodes of Breaking Bad season 1...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 14, 2013, 19:20:36 pm
Finished watching the first season of The Killing last night. .....Wow...what a great crime drama series....onto season 2 now  8)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on October 14, 2013, 20:05:57 pm
Danish or American?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 14, 2013, 20:36:42 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 14, 2013, 20:05:57 pm
Danish or American?

Danish
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on October 14, 2013, 21:12:45 pm
Yeah good series but thought it was overlong really.

Series 2 and 3 have far fewer episodes.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 14, 2013, 21:24:09 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 14, 2013, 21:12:45 pm
Yeah good series but thought it was overlong really.

Series 2 and 3 have far fewer episodes.


Yeah noticed that (I have 1 and 2) enjoyed all of it myself though....might even watch it again with the missus
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on October 15, 2013, 10:57:19 am
Trance. Pretty good. All a bit silly at the end.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on October 17, 2013, 10:06:57 am
2 episodes into season 4 of  Boardwalk Empire
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on October 17, 2013, 10:15:09 am
Quote from: Nulli Secundus on October 14, 2013, 12:11:41 pm
I started watching this on Saturday night. It looked really good and I desparately wanted to watch it but had to go to bed as I had not had any sleep on the Firday night and had a really busy, long day on the Saturday... beleive it not the missus has finished all her Christmas shopping... I couldn't beleive she was Christmas shopping in October. I will return to the Adjustment Bureau as it was really good from what I'd seen of it.


The chemistry between Damon and Blunt elevates it above the Inception lite tag it has been given.
One of my favourite popcorn movies of recent years.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on October 17, 2013, 12:01:55 pm
Blunt gives me the horn.  Those 'come hither and give me what for' eyes.

Phwarr, etc.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on October 17, 2013, 12:06:59 pm
Quote from: Fishy on October 17, 2013, 10:06:57 am
2 episodes into season 4 of  Boardwalk Empire

Download? Not seen it on Sky Atlantic as yet?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on October 17, 2013, 12:08:02 pm
Got round to watching The Avengers (Assemble) last night. Good, loud, dumb fun.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 17, 2013, 13:55:14 pm
Last night I watched It's a Wonderful Life. I quite liked it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on October 17, 2013, 14:01:58 pm
Quote from: Gary L. Grape on October 17, 2013, 13:55:14 pm
Last night I watched It's a Wonderful Life. I quite liked it.


Watch it in 2 months time, far more enjoyable.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on October 17, 2013, 14:37:08 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on October 17, 2013, 12:06:59 pm
Download? Not seen it on Sky Atlantic as yet?


October 26th on Sky....I think
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on October 17, 2013, 16:43:52 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 17, 2013, 14:37:08 pm
October 26th on Sky....I think

Cheers. Better via download anyhow : no bloody adverts.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 17, 2013, 18:51:38 pm
Quote from: JonL on October 17, 2013, 14:01:58 pmWatch it in 2 months time, far more enjoyable.

So I've been told, but I couldn't wait ;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 17, 2013, 19:01:26 pm
Debbie does Dallas
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Post by: Fishy on October 17, 2013, 19:49:48 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on October 17, 2013, 16:43:52 pm
Cheers. Better via download anyhow : no bloody adverts.


indeed..:)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on October 31, 2013, 17:31:30 pm
Last night - some hokum -

(http://db2.stb.s-msn.com/i/A6/C343AAFDFC9ABA95980BEE26D367.jpg)
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Post by: Captain Ron on November 02, 2013, 17:29:54 pm
Just watched that again myself Mr. Field. Enjoyable hokum as you rightly say. The sounds of the infected are superb. The teeth chattering in particular. <brrrrrr> lol!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on November 02, 2013, 20:46:52 pm
Dexter - series 7

One episode to go.  Maybe it's because I'm watching it in tandem with Breaking Bad, but the writing, pacing and plotlines are pretty poor.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on November 03, 2013, 20:20:35 pm
Started to watch Kill List yesterday, turned it off, too bleak and nasty for me. The kitchen sink style makes the violence unpalatable for me. Not saying it was bad, just not for me.

Dredd - A different type of violence. Great fun, only 90 mins too which was a bonus.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on November 03, 2013, 23:13:27 pm
Watched Conan (the remake) yesterday. B movie remake of a B movie....Next!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on November 04, 2013, 00:05:27 am
Back to season 3 of Breaking Bad...episode 2....perfection.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on November 04, 2013, 15:18:29 pm
Quote from: JonL on November 03, 2013, 20:20:35 pm
Dredd - A different type of violence. Great fun, only 90 mins too which was a bonus.


Done just like the comic. Right down to the grafitti. Superb film and one I tend to watch regularly when i've had a few beverages and it's late.  8)
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Post by: Andy42g on November 04, 2013, 16:01:59 pm
The 40 Year Old Virgin. Very funny in parts and lots of good things in it, but it dragged on a bit towards the end.
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Post by: Analog RH on November 07, 2013, 14:25:30 pm
Late last night it was Now You See Me.
Really enjoyable up until the last 10 minutes. One of the worst endings in cinematic history. Can't believe test audiences let them get away with it. So bad it made me angry.

(http://www.chicagonow.com/mary-tyler-mom/files/2013/06/now-you-see-me-poster-e1371329307316.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on November 07, 2013, 14:36:45 pm
Last night I watched the documentary on the Isle of Man TT races that was shown on ITV a week or so back (just checked and its called "Closer To The Edge")....complete nutters the lot of them, but made for absorbing viewing....

Now I have Pink Floyd's Delicate Sound of Thunder Concert film that I recorded from the BBC last night. Not seen it for years (I've got it on VHS somewhere)

Just checked Amazon & Wikipedia to see if its available on DVD - sadly not.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on November 08, 2013, 13:51:57 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 07, 2013, 14:36:45 pm
Last night I watched the documentary on the Isle of Man TT races that was shown on ITV a week or so back (just checked and its called "Closer To The Edge")....complete nutters the lot of them, but made for absorbing viewing....

Saw that in a cinema when it came out. Utter nuttery indeed. Great film.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on November 08, 2013, 15:01:25 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on November 08, 2013, 13:51:57 pm
Saw that in a cinema when it came out. Utter nuttery indeed. Great film.


I'd like to spend an hour in the pub with Guy Martin....I doubt there's a subject on the planet he doesn't have an opinion on.... ;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on November 08, 2013, 15:26:26 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 08, 2013, 15:01:25 pm
I'd like to spend an hour in the pub with Guy Martin....I doubt there's a subject on the planet he doesn't have an opinion on.... ;)

Yes. I really liked the BBC series he did on the barge pre this bike film. Noodling along making things in the tradiional manner. Bit of a Fred Dibnah for the 21st Century.  :)
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Post by: Bez on November 08, 2013, 17:14:42 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on November 08, 2013, 15:26:26 pm
Yes. I really liked the BBC series he did on the barge pre this bike film. Noodling along making things in the tradiional manner. Bit of a Fred Dibnah for the 21st Century.  :)


Missed that...I only "found him" through the TT thingy...
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 08, 2013, 20:47:26 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 08, 2013, 17:14:42 pm
Missed that...I only "found him" through the TT thingy...

He did a C4 series on Industrial Heritage too.
Very much a Modern Day Dibnah kind of thing.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on November 08, 2013, 23:47:14 pm
Much Elvis Costello on BBC4.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on November 10, 2013, 19:34:36 pm
First 6 eps of The Wire.

A slow burner, very good. I'll enjoy the ride I reckon.
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Post by: Analog RH on November 10, 2013, 21:52:37 pm
Quote from: JonL on November 10, 2013, 19:34:36 pm
First 6 eps of The Wire.

A slow burner, very good. I'll enjoy the ride I reckon.


Envious. Wish I could watch it again with fresh eyes. I'm five episodes into season two at the mo - my third time watching it.
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Post by: Andy42g on November 11, 2013, 09:27:16 am
Zombieland. Great fun. Bill Murray :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on November 11, 2013, 09:41:29 am
World War Z

Enjoyable hokum
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on November 11, 2013, 10:43:00 am
HAnnibal...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on November 12, 2013, 02:57:12 am
Quote from: Bez on November 07, 2013, 14:36:45 pm
Now I have Pink Floyd's Delicate Sound of Thunder Concert film that I recorded from the BBC last night. Not seen it for years (I've got it on VHS somewhere)

Just checked Amazon & Wikipedia to see if its available on DVD - sadly not.

LaserDisc  ;)
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Post by: Nulli Secundus on November 12, 2013, 09:03:55 am
Borat - watched it last night again. The scene where they are fighting naked makes me cry with laughter  :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on November 12, 2013, 10:00:33 am
Quote from: Straight Shooter on November 12, 2013, 02:57:12 am
LaserDisc  ;)


Mmmmm, laserdisc player may still be in the loft....I doubt it'll work though....thanks for the suggestion, very helpful  :P
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on November 16, 2013, 17:45:29 pm
Boardwalk Empire and Hannibal...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on November 17, 2013, 01:57:07 am
Quote from: Bez on November 12, 2013, 10:00:33 am
Mmmmm, laserdisc player may still be in the loft....I doubt it'll work though....thanks for the suggestion, very helpful  :P

No worries, mate! Glad to have helped!  ;D

Seriously though, I got the LD second-hand from an ebay seller in the U.S. - think the postage was just as much as the disc!  ::)

Not sure what difference there is to what BBC4 aired - their version was 90mins, the LD is "approx 100mins". Had always planned to do a transfer to DVD but I just made one of the BBC version instead!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on November 17, 2013, 20:26:02 pm
Watched Hunger Games last night. Enjoyed it immensely. Isaac and I have both developed a "thing" for Jennifer Lawrence now.

Also watched Goodfellas, my favourite movie. It is, without a doubt in my mind, the best example of established music used in a movie. Perfect.
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 17, 2013, 20:42:55 pm
I need to watch goodfellas again.

And mean streets, taxi driver, raging bull and king of comedy, come to think of it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Rrroooaaarrr on November 18, 2013, 00:51:12 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 17, 2013, 20:42:55 pm
I need to watch goodfellas again.

And mean streets, taxi driver, raging bull and king of comedy, come to think of it.
All classics. Also add The Deer Hunter to that list.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on November 18, 2013, 01:34:10 am
Quote from: Rrroooaaarrr on November 18, 2013, 00:51:12 am
All classics. Also add The Deer Hunter to that list.


Yep!
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Post by: Fishy on November 18, 2013, 10:36:47 am
Les mis.

was expecting it to be a bit of a bore..but quite enjoyed it in the end.. still not sure about all the singy songy talking bits...
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Post by: Nulli Secundus on November 19, 2013, 11:38:33 am
Goodfellas is brilliant.

My favourite gangster film is Donnie Brascoe
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on November 19, 2013, 22:20:01 pm
Quote from: Nulli Secundus on November 19, 2013, 11:38:33 am
Goodfellas is brilliant.

My favourite gangster film is Donnie Brascoe


Not seen that for a long time. Great movie.

Spent the late afternoon watching When Albums Ruled The World, again. Cracking doc.
Noel G comes up with my favourite line of his. Talking about Nevermind The Bollocks; "I've made ten albums, and none of them come close to it, that's coming from me....and I'm and arrogant bastard."
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Post by: Andy42g on November 21, 2013, 13:09:40 pm
Talking of gangster films: The Departed. Was on Film 4 last week and recorded. Fabulous.
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Post by: Nulli Secundus on November 21, 2013, 19:00:17 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on November 21, 2013, 13:09:40 pm
Talking of gangster films: The Departed. Was on Film 4 last week and recorded. Fabulous.


I saw that a couple of years ago and was very impressed. I wasn't expecting it to be that good because a lot of the cast are people who irritate/ annoy me but it's a cracking film  ;)
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Post by: Andy42g on November 22, 2013, 13:10:13 pm
Quote from: Nulli Secundus on November 21, 2013, 19:00:17 pm
I saw that a couple of years ago and was very impressed. I wasn't expecting it to be that good because a lot of the cast are people who irritate/ annoy me but it's a cracking film  ;)

Superb cast. Nicholson is amazing - and not all  his usual ott "Jack" throughout.
Oddly Matt Damon, who I usually like a great deal, was the most annoying one in that film. But then again his character was an utter twat so I guess that was fine acting. Leo DC great as usual.
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 25, 2013, 12:43:24 pm
Breaking Bad, Season 5, Part 1.....

I've watched the whole thing over....got 2 more episodes of this part and Amazon have sent the finale....gagging for it...gagging
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Post by: JonL on November 27, 2013, 16:47:23 pm
Saw Gandhi for the first time recently. Not enough superlatives for this film. Makes Lawrence of Arabia seem small in scale. Immaculately made.
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Post by: Fishy on November 27, 2013, 17:00:22 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 25, 2013, 12:43:24 pm
Breaking Bad, Season 5, Part 1.....

I've watched the whole thing over....got 2 more episodes of this part and Amazon have sent the finale....gagging for it...gagging


i'm stalled on season 2...
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 27, 2013, 17:21:43 pm
Quote from: Fishy on November 27, 2013, 17:00:22 pm
i'm stalled on season 2...

:o
Seriously?

Starting Season 5 part 2 tonight.  Excited.  :)
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Post by: Fishy on November 27, 2013, 17:26:42 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 27, 2013, 17:21:43 pm
:o
Seriously?

Starting Season 5 part 2 tonight.  Excited.  :)


just due to time constraints and the wife.....  ::)
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 27, 2013, 17:27:36 pm
Quote from: Fishy on November 27, 2013, 17:26:42 pm
just due to time constraints and the wife.....  ::)

my Wife loves it.....<insert gag here>.............. :)
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Post by: Bez on November 28, 2013, 15:52:24 pm
Imagine documentary about Hendrix. Pretty good but rarely troubled the negative side of the man (drink, drugs, violence etc)
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Post by: Gary L. Grape on November 29, 2013, 09:43:27 am
I thought I'd watch the 4th disc of the Coppola restoration Godfather box tonight. And related to this I've noticed that a lot of my friends are taking the IMDb top 250 list challenge. One of my friends claims to have seen 233 of them and I'm actually pretty sure he isn't lying.
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Post by: Andy42g on November 29, 2013, 13:07:37 pm
Silver Linings Playbook. Been meaning to see this for ages and it arrived from LoveFilm. Easy to see why it garnered so many accolades, and great that a small family drama full of top drawer acting did so well.
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Post by: Andy42g on December 01, 2013, 00:11:23 am
Planet Z. Hmmm. Ok I guess.
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Post by: Rrroooaaarrr on December 01, 2013, 04:36:11 am
Transatlantic Live in Tilburg
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 01, 2013, 09:57:12 am
Breaking bad - last 3 episodes left of season 5.  Jesus, this is dark and heavy.
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Post by: Andy42g on December 01, 2013, 10:33:38 am
Yonderland. Loving this.
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Post by: Rrroooaaarrr on December 01, 2013, 16:23:53 pm
Sir Henry At Rawlinson End
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Post by: Nulli Secundus on December 02, 2013, 08:57:58 am
Last night it was Raiders of The Lost Ark... watched with the boys. Still a great film.
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Post by: zoony on December 04, 2013, 17:24:37 pm
THE CHAMELEONS - LIVE FROM THE CAMDEN PALACE.
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Post by: Fishy on December 04, 2013, 22:03:15 pm
Started on The Waking Dead
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 04, 2013, 22:41:27 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 04, 2013, 22:03:15 pm
Started on The Waking Dead


Jealous!  :( Download or Sky?
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Post by: Fishy on December 05, 2013, 09:34:40 am
Quote from: Bisto on December 04, 2013, 22:41:27 pm
Jealous!  :( Download or Sky?


Download...... 4 season's worth
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 05, 2013, 12:36:37 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 05, 2013, 09:34:40 am
Download...... 4 season's worth


Tell yer missus to lock away the kitchen knives and don't watch it before or after work
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Post by: Fishy on December 05, 2013, 13:37:02 pm
She ain,t watching it.. Season 1 done
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 05, 2013, 18:00:24 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 05, 2013, 13:37:02 pm
She ain,t watching it.. Season 1 done


;D I've seen your c***y quotient grow worryingly high on tnms recently she needs to hide them from you Iain
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Post by: Gary L. Grape on December 05, 2013, 18:00:26 pm
Apocalypse Now. Haven't seen it before, I had to rectify that.
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 05, 2013, 18:01:17 pm
Quote from: Gary L. Grape on December 05, 2013, 18:00:26 pm
Apocalypse Now. Haven't seen it before, I had to rectify that.


Redux? Verdict?
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Post by: Nulli Secundus on December 05, 2013, 20:20:27 pm
Apocalypse now is a great film.

I have the Redux version on DVD. I know there is over 40 minutes of "cut" scenes in it.
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 05, 2013, 21:08:53 pm
Its a terrific film.
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Post by: Fishy on December 05, 2013, 21:44:07 pm
3 episodes into season 2 Walking Dead....great stuff
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Post by: Andy42g on December 07, 2013, 00:03:07 am
Last of the Mohicans. Always a great watch.
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 07, 2013, 00:34:48 am
Dead Man Down

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Post by: Matt2112 on December 07, 2013, 02:35:04 am
One chalked off the "Must Get Round To Seeing" list.  Yes, it's a "first person" horror that goes for "realism", but it actually is one of the best and most naturalistic of the genre that I've seen.  Eager to check out the two follow-ups now, which are apparently pretty good as well.

(http://www.cageyfilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/rec-cover.jpg)
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 07, 2013, 22:21:02 pm
Starting Dexter 8 tonight....a bit of a comedown after Breaking bad...
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Post by: Fishy on December 08, 2013, 00:18:03 am
just polished off season 2 Walking Dead..starting S3...
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Post by: Fishy on December 08, 2013, 14:04:12 pm
LAuren Cohen is nice...:)
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 08, 2013, 15:30:25 pm
(http://p.playserver1.com/ProductImages/2/1/8/3/2/8/0/1/10823812_300x300_1.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on December 08, 2013, 20:10:08 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 07, 2013, 02:35:04 am
One chalked off the "Must Get Round To Seeing" list.  Yes, it's a "first person" horror that goes for "realism", but it actually is one of the best and most naturalistic of the genre that I've seen.  Eager to check out the two follow-ups now, which are apparently pretty good as well.

(http://www.cageyfilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/rec-cover.jpg)

Cracking film.
Last night: Home Alone
This afternoon: Syriana
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Post by: Andy42g on December 09, 2013, 14:54:47 pm
Muse Munich live.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on December 09, 2013, 15:11:41 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 08, 2013, 15:30:25 pm
(http://p.playserver1.com/ProductImages/2/1/8/3/2/8/0/1/10823812_300x300_1.jpg)


Any good ?
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 09, 2013, 16:00:10 pm
Quote from: döm on December 09, 2013, 15:11:41 pm
Any good ?


I must confess to getting only half way through so far; I fell asleep, but only because it was silly o'clock on Saturday evening and I'd had generous measures of a quaffable Tempranillo. ::)

But the short answer is, yes (so far). :)
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Post by: Andy42g on December 09, 2013, 16:04:11 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 08, 2013, 15:30:25 pm
(http://p.playserver1.com/ProductImages/2/1/8/3/2/8/0/1/10823812_300x300_1.jpg)

Really like this film. Wish he'd get on with the others he was promsing.
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 09, 2013, 16:20:03 pm
Quote from: döm on December 09, 2013, 15:11:41 pm
Any good ?

It's brilliant.

Although I too fell asleep when I went to see this at the cinema...
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Post by: JonL on December 09, 2013, 17:09:49 pm
It is excellent. Rockwell is one of those actors who is watchable regardless of what he is in.
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Post by: Reg on December 09, 2013, 17:49:42 pm
Moon GOOD.
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Post by: pdw1 on December 09, 2013, 18:13:47 pm
Quote from: Reg on December 09, 2013, 17:49:42 pm
Moon GOOD.

I saw it a month ago (?) when it was on BBC2. It was very clever and very good.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 09, 2013, 19:14:46 pm
The Matrix
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Post by: Bez on December 09, 2013, 19:55:54 pm
Quote from: döm on December 09, 2013, 15:11:41 pm
Any good ?


Dull and predictable here.... ::)
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Post by: döm on December 09, 2013, 20:16:57 pm
Anyone else fall asleep watching it ?
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Post by: pdw1 on December 09, 2013, 20:50:10 pm
Father Ted.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on December 09, 2013, 21:17:30 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on December 09, 2013, 20:50:10 pm
Father Ted.


Down with that sort of thing
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on December 09, 2013, 22:34:09 pm
Quote from: döm on December 09, 2013, 21:17:30 pm
Down with that sort of thing

Feck
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 10, 2013, 20:19:15 pm
The Grudge 1 and 2...

They've been sitting on the shelf taking up valuable space for a couple of years, still in their wrappers...thought I'd give them a go before they go to CEX.
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Post by: Gary L. Grape on December 11, 2013, 10:09:25 am
Quote from: Bisto on December 05, 2013, 18:01:17 pmRedux? Verdict?

Only just read this. It was good, not great. Not as good as I had expected. And yes, it was the redux.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 11, 2013, 10:51:55 am
Quote from: Gary L. Grape on December 11, 2013, 10:09:25 am
Only just read this. It was good, not great. Not as good as I had expected. And yes, it was the redux.


It was an extraordinary film in its day...perhaps the impact has been lost over time.
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 11, 2013, 12:12:20 pm
Redux has more flab than Brando...stick to original.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Norwegian on December 11, 2013, 12:24:31 pm
Quote from: döm on December 09, 2013, 15:11:41 pm
Any good ?
I kept awake, so I must have liked it
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Post by: Rrroooaaarrr on December 11, 2013, 22:33:33 pm
The Flower Kings - "Tour Kaputt"
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Post by: Fishy on December 11, 2013, 23:14:45 pm
more Walking Dead season 3...
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Post by: Analog RH on December 17, 2013, 13:45:00 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on December 09, 2013, 20:50:10 pm
Father Ted.


I'm revisiting that at the mo as well, thanks to Sky putting it in their boxed sets section of the On Demand service.

"These ones are small. Those ones are far away........"

;D
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Post by: Bez on December 17, 2013, 17:38:20 pm
An old episode of "The Inbetweeners"

Childish, crude, rude and downright sexist, but bloody funny.... ;D
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Post by: Straight Shooter on December 17, 2013, 19:51:08 pm
Good Ol' Freda - The Beatles Secretary.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on December 18, 2013, 09:45:58 am
The Look Of Love

Biopic on Paul Raymond - founder of some of my favourite adolescent magazines and Sohos Raymond revue bar with Steve Coogan as the lead.

Got terrible reviews but I quite enjoyed it - evokes the era very well and all very well acted.  He led a pretty vacuous and ultimately empty life though, despite being Britains wealthiest man at one point.  His demise was pretty depressing....
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Post by: Nulli Secundus on December 18, 2013, 13:19:38 pm
Aaahh Paul Raymond.... seeing that name in print brings back memories  :-[
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 18, 2013, 14:30:29 pm
Quote from: Nulli Secundus on December 18, 2013, 13:19:38 pm
Aaahh Paul Raymond.... seeing that name in print brings back mammories  :-[


Fixed..before Fishy/Jonners/Simmers get there
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Post by: Fishy on December 18, 2013, 14:38:46 pm
nearing the end of Season 3 Walking Dead...
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Post by: Fishy on December 18, 2013, 14:39:46 pm
Quote from: Bisto on December 18, 2013, 14:30:29 pm
Fixed..before Fishy/Jonners/Simmers get there


so he was Making Mammories then..chortle... ::)
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 18, 2013, 14:43:26 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 18, 2013, 14:39:46 pm
so he was Making Mammories then..chortle... ::)


Has this already been er ...covered.. in the Rush Parody thread?
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Post by: Gary L. Grape on December 18, 2013, 20:21:48 pm
I watched two good ones today. Incendies and Cinema Paradiso. Loved them both.

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTg4MzA0NjI5OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTUwMzQzNg@@._V1_SX640_SY720_.jpg)

(http://eutorrents.ph/imagehost/images/cover1jij.jpg)
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 18, 2013, 22:51:07 pm
Quote from: Bisto on December 18, 2013, 14:30:29 pm
Fixed..before Fishy/Jonners/Simmers get there

Not quite fixed. I'd have spelt it Mammaries...  ;)
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Post by: Straight Shooter on December 19, 2013, 10:19:47 am
Squeeze - Live From The Artists Den (Southwest Porch at Bryant Park, NYC - July 2010)
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Post by: Straight Shooter on December 19, 2013, 10:27:07 am
Behind The Music - Fleetwood Mac.
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Post by: pdw1 on December 19, 2013, 11:22:23 am
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on December 17, 2013, 13:45:00 pm
I'm revisiting that at the mo as well, thanks to Sky putting it in their boxed sets section of the On Demand service.

"These ones are small. Those ones are far away........"

;D

Drink  :P

I think you would make a good father Jack  ;)
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Post by: Straight Shooter on December 19, 2013, 17:03:53 pm
Billy Joel - Last Play At The Shea
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Post by: Bez on December 20, 2013, 01:46:04 am
Bad Santa

Not as good as I remembered, but still worth a watch....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on December 20, 2013, 09:34:30 am
Quote from: Bez on December 20, 2013, 01:46:04 am
Bad Santa

Not as good as I remembered, but still worth a watch....


We watch this as an annual tradition - I saw it at the cinema on release and was unimpressed.  But over time it's definitely grown on me and last year I remember it really "clicked".  It's not just what it says on the tin.  :)
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Post by: Andy42g on December 20, 2013, 14:08:40 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on December 19, 2013, 10:19:47 am
Squeeze - Live From The Artists Den (Southwest Porch at Bryant Park, NYC - July 2010)

We watched that last night - excellent. Great little venue.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on December 20, 2013, 14:47:50 pm
Identity Theft
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on December 20, 2013, 15:26:09 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 20, 2013, 14:47:50 pm
Identity Theft


Now your reviews have got so minimalist they're not even there!  :o

;)
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 20, 2013, 15:38:17 pm
Capable of providing a few guffaws.  A bit meh.  :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on December 20, 2013, 15:40:45 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 20, 2013, 15:38:17 pm
Capable of providing a few guffaws.  A bit meh.  :)


I didn't want one of your dissertations, either.  Jeez!!  ::)
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Post by: Bez on December 20, 2013, 16:11:11 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 20, 2013, 15:38:17 pm
Capable of providing a few guffaws.  A bit meh.  :)


I laughed twice (I think....) although one of those got me a stare from Mrs Bez....the other was when the woman called the bloke a Kenyan  ::)
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Post by: JonL on December 20, 2013, 16:37:55 pm
Tim Vine - So I Sad To This Bloke...

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on December 20, 2013, 16:42:39 pm
Quote from: JonL on December 20, 2013, 16:37:55 pm
Tim Vine - So I Sad To This Bloke...


:)  I have that.  "Velcro - what a rip-off!"  ;D
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Post by: Fishy on December 20, 2013, 17:08:33 pm
Wife on a night out tonight so it's The Walking Dead all the way...:)
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 20, 2013, 19:12:09 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 20, 2013, 16:11:11 pm
I laughed twice (I think....) although one of those got me a stare from Mrs Bez....the other was when the woman called the bloke a Kenyan  ::)

I've got about half an hour left...but yeah, the Kenyan gag and when the women was singing in the car...oh, the bit where she was shagging the guy she picked up in the bar made me chuckle...
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Post by: JonL on December 20, 2013, 23:24:17 pm
John Wilson - Proms at the Movies or whatever it's called.
Local boy done good.

Watch it, just for Tom and Jerry, staggeringly good.
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Post by: Analog RH on December 21, 2013, 14:30:04 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/The_Amazing_Spider-Man_theatrical_poster.jpeg)

Enjoyed this as a piece of Friday night hokum. A lot wrong with it - Dennis Leary is blessed with appaling lines and delivers them appalingly, Emma Stone plays the role as she does in every movie she makes - but there was enough good about it to make it "weekend watchable".
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 22, 2013, 23:27:36 pm
Another one chalked off the Must-Get-Round-To-Seeing List.  Enjoyed this, pretty good stuff.  Will try to catch the sequel at th'fleapit. :)

(http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/image-library/port/250/t/the-hunger-games-dvd.jpg)
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Post by: Straight Shooter on December 23, 2013, 00:53:39 am
The Hollies : Look Through Any Window 1963-1975

Great stuff!  :)
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Post by: Bez on December 23, 2013, 09:54:13 am
Quote from: Straight Shooter on December 23, 2013, 00:53:39 am
The Hollies : Look Through Any Window 1963-1975

Great stuff!  :)


Sounds interesting...BBC ? Sky Arts ?

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Post by: Fishy on December 23, 2013, 10:19:14 am
Great Train Robbery two parter which was on the Beeb last week
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on December 23, 2013, 12:05:19 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 23, 2013, 10:19:14 am
Great Train Robbery two parter which was on the Beeb last week


I enjoyed that....pretty well done from what i knew about the history (very local to me)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on December 23, 2013, 13:14:36 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 23, 2013, 12:05:19 pm
I enjoyed that....pretty well done from what i knew about the history (very local to me)


i always thought Biggs was a major player in the gang...  didn't quite get how they wore gloves to keep the farmhouse clean but yet burned clothes etc at the back door practically...
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Post by: Andy42g on December 23, 2013, 14:35:15 pm
"The Whale" drama last night on the beeb.  Fine easy watch. With cannibalism.
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Post by: JonL on December 23, 2013, 14:54:50 pm
Kill Bill.
Never seen it before. Good fun.
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 23, 2013, 14:59:09 pm
Got one last episode of Dexter Season 8 for tonight - not as bad as I've read its supposed to be - just mega dull.

Pearl Jam - 20 on Blu ray arrived this morning...saw an edited version once but having a bit of a PJ revival at the minute, so looking forward to watching that again.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on December 23, 2013, 15:03:25 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 23, 2013, 14:59:09 pm
Got one last episode of Dexter Season 8 for tonight - not as bad as I've read its supposed to be - just mega dull.

Pearl Jam - 20 on Blu ray arrived this morning...saw an edited version once but having a bit of a PJ revival at the minute, so looking forward to watching that again.

An excellent doc. Love that version of crown of thorns.
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 23, 2013, 15:05:51 pm
Quote from: JonL on December 23, 2013, 15:03:25 pm
An excellent doc. Love that version of crown of thorns.

Cameron Crowe - perfect guy to do this, really...
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Post by: Bez on December 23, 2013, 20:05:09 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 23, 2013, 13:14:36 pm
i always thought Biggs was a major player in the gang...  didn't quite get how they wore gloves to keep the farmhouse clean but yet burned clothes etc at the back door practically...


Nope, Biggs was always a bit part player who gained notoriety for his escape from prison (by climbing a rope ladder if memory serves) and his subsequent lifestyle in Brazil (via Australia)

Biggest problem they had was that the farmhouse wasn't burned down as planned....the fact that it was in the plan made them sloppy while they were laid up and then they had to get out quickly so no time to do the disposals properly....there are some great books on the subject
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 24, 2013, 00:32:38 am
Quote from: Andy42g on December 23, 2013, 14:35:15 pm
"The Whale" drama last night on the beeb.  Fine easy watch. With cannibalism.

Found it pretty dull myself. No great depth of characterisation.

Needed more cannibalism. And Zombies. And Lasers.
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 24, 2013, 12:10:54 pm
So-so sequel....Not As Good As The First One:

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTI4MjQ1MDE1MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzIxMDk0Mw@@._V1_SY317_CR1,0,214,317_.jpg)
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Post by: Andy42g on December 24, 2013, 12:41:06 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/35/MonstersUK.jpg/220px-MonstersUK.jpg)

"Monsters" sci fi movie that was on Film 4 last week. Excellent stuff.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsters_(2010_film)
The film was shot in Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Texas in the United States, over three weeks. For about 90% of the filming the crew comprised seven people transported in one van: Ian Maclagan (sound operator), Jim Spencer (line producer), Verity Oswin the Mexican 'fixer', Edwards, a driver, and Able and McNairy, the stars. As the low-budget production didn't run to a camera dolly, Edwards made do by sticking the camera out of the van window, cushioned on some bundled-up clothing.  :)
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Post by: Straight Shooter on December 24, 2013, 13:00:41 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 23, 2013, 09:54:13 am
Sounds interesting...BBC ? Sky Arts ?

Sky Arts.
2 hours worth excluding the ads.

Also available on DVD (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005BAKTY6/ref=ox_sc_imb_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE).

Last night, it was
Small Faces : All Or Nothing 1965-1968.
From the same DVD series as The Hollies but Sky only showed a 1hr edited version.

One of my favourite intros...
Tin Soldier (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi0L5lgPwFI)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on December 24, 2013, 13:06:58 pm
Cheers, will keep an eye out for that....brilliant "singles band"
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on December 24, 2013, 14:34:49 pm
ELP 40th Anniversary Concert..High Voltage 

LAke is fecking enormous....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 24, 2013, 14:39:32 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 24, 2013, 14:34:49 pm
ELP 40th Anniversary Concert..High Voltage 

LAke is fecking enormous....


In order of size: Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and Lake, Greg
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nulli Secundus on December 24, 2013, 15:53:48 pm
Used to date a girl from Michigan...

There is an acronym taught n US schools to remember the names of the Great Lakes...

HOMES - Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie & Superior... it does not refer to sizes though.

I have seen Lake Huron and it's truly enormous. There were huge "oil tanker" like ships sailing on it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 24, 2013, 16:34:02 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 24, 2013, 14:34:49 pm
ELP 40th Anniversary Concert..High Voltage 

LAke is fecking enormous....

When he arrived on stage someone near me shouted "Thar she blows!"
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 24, 2013, 16:38:45 pm
Quote from: Nulli Secundus on December 24, 2013, 15:53:48 pm
I have seen Lake Huron and it's truly enormous. There were huge "oil tanker" like ships sailing on it.

Maximum ship length to use the Saint Lawrence seaway is 740ft.

Although if they're just using the upper great lakes up to 1,200ft is possible.
Most of the Great Lakes shipping used to be bulk carriers for ores and grain.
Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron has the world's largest lake within a lake fact fans :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 24, 2013, 22:04:34 pm
Hell: The Greatest Show on Earth, as it is in Hell
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on December 24, 2013, 22:46:51 pm
Last night was Die Hard, just watched Home Alone 2.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 24, 2013, 22:55:07 pm
I'll admit it now, we watched Home Alone earlier. Mrs S went out and bought the DVD because we missed it on the telly last week...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on December 27, 2013, 09:41:54 am
Toy Story 3
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on December 27, 2013, 09:47:40 am
Trance

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Post by: Andy42g on December 27, 2013, 10:00:41 am
Sightseers. Laughed a great deal once again.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on December 27, 2013, 10:01:21 am
Did all 6 episodes of Peaky Blinders on Xmas eve. Excellent stuff.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on December 27, 2013, 12:58:04 pm
Now that Walking Dead is on a break going to try another US series (that got cancelled) but got very decent reviews... Rubicon...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on December 27, 2013, 14:52:53 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 27, 2013, 09:41:54 am
Toy Story 3


Watched that for the first time on Xmas Day.  Was in bits.


Quote from: captainkurtz on December 27, 2013, 09:47:40 am
Trance


Is a pretty good yarn.

Quote from: Andy42g on December 27, 2013, 10:00:41 am
Sightseers. Laughed a great deal once again.


Didn't rate it very highly myself.
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Post by: Bez on December 27, 2013, 16:08:11 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 27, 2013, 14:52:53 pm
Watched that for the first time on Xmas Day.  Was in bits.


A superb piece of writing....genius
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Post by: Bez on December 27, 2013, 16:08:56 pm
Its pyjama day here, so endeless bloody shite Christmas films....I'm doing "jobs"
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Post by: Andy42g on December 27, 2013, 16:29:17 pm
Re - Toy Story 3. Up there with the best Pixars. The holy trinity of Up, Wall-E and Finding Nemo were also on BBC over Xmas.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on December 27, 2013, 19:31:25 pm
RUSH - CLOCKWORK ANGELS TOUR.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on December 28, 2013, 00:58:57 am
Annual traditional viewing of this - this year I noticed its use of popular classical music pieces is very well done.  Worth seeing if only for a superb leading performance from Billy Bob Thornton, but there's so much that's good about it:
(http://img.dooyoo.co.uk/GB_EN/orig/0/4/6/8/4/468434.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on December 29, 2013, 00:41:10 am
The iceman

A good story poorly told.  Good performances though. Poor mans goodfellas.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 30, 2013, 00:40:11 am
The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2013.

Sorry, but do we really need the disembodied head of Charles Darwin in a box?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on December 30, 2013, 00:43:11 am
Now you see me

Disc fecked up before I could finish watching. fecks sake.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on December 30, 2013, 10:36:06 am
Charlie Brooker's Screen wipes 2013..not very funny
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on December 30, 2013, 13:38:35 pm
I think it's finally time for Despicable Me 2 tonight.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on December 30, 2013, 15:46:06 pm
Adventures in space and time...fantastic set, costume design and make up and a very interesting docudrama of the origins of the Doctor Who phenomenon. Can't stand the modern version but will give it a quick once over to see if Peter Capaldi has managed to inject any semblance of watch ability to the hitherto terribly over the top, camp, cod and hammy scripts and performances.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on December 30, 2013, 15:55:52 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 30, 2013, 00:43:11 am
Now you see me

Disc fecked up before I could finish watching. fecks sake.


...and now you don't.

;D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on December 30, 2013, 22:14:19 pm
 ;D

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Post by: Bez on December 30, 2013, 22:49:08 pm
Caught up with another random episode of The Inbetweeners earlier that had been recorded with signing for the deaf....genius watching the signs for "feck off, fingering, wank" etc....funnier than the programme.... ;D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on December 31, 2013, 01:10:38 am
Quote from: Bez on December 30, 2013, 22:49:08 pm
Caught up with another random episode of The Inbetweeners earlier that had been recorded with signing for the deaf....genius watching the signs for "feck off, fingering, wank" etc....funnier than the programme.... ;D


The mental image of that has me giggling.  Must try it...  ;D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on December 31, 2013, 13:02:18 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 31, 2013, 01:10:38 am
The mental image of that has me giggling.  Must try it...  ;D


Watched another one this morning...."shot my spunk over her tits" had me reaching for the rewind button.... ;D
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 31, 2013, 15:16:00 pm
Hahahahahahahahagahahaha!

;D :D
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Post by: Bez on December 31, 2013, 19:15:56 pm
Guy Martin : Speed

First came across Martin earlier this year in a documentary about the TT races....he's mental.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 31, 2013, 20:25:57 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 31, 2013, 19:15:56 pm
Guy Martin : Speed


Can't believe he did it! The power of a big mug of tea!!!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on January 01, 2014, 01:32:57 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 30, 2013, 00:43:11 am
Now you see me

Disc fecked up before I could finish watching. fecks sake.

Watched the second half tonight.

Wank.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 02, 2014, 12:33:40 pm
David Blaine Real or Magic. Bloody stunning. It's on 4OD and highly recommended.
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/david-blaine-real-or-magic/4od#3628460
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Post by: Blastzone on January 02, 2014, 19:16:52 pm
Just watched a wee documentary i had recorded about JJ Burnel of The Stranglers.....one of the very  great bass players in my opinion.

Legend.

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 02, 2014, 19:26:53 pm
Quote from: Blastzone on January 02, 2014, 19:16:52 pm
Just watched a wee documentary i had recorded about JJ Burnel of The Stranglers.....one of the very  great bass players in my opinion.

Legend.


Where was it recorded from mate ? still available anywhere ?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Blastzone on January 02, 2014, 23:57:35 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 02, 2014, 19:26:53 pm
Where was it recorded from mate ? still available anywhere ?


Paul

I had recorded it on Christmas Eve from  Vintage TV.. Channel 369 on Sky.

The actual prog was called "Neil McCormick's Needle Time "

I think this bloke interviews a few musicians, but i'm unsure if this particular episode is being repeated ?

Hope of some use matey, as i know you like the great man too  :)

Gordon
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 03, 2014, 01:07:16 am
Quote from: Blastzone on January 02, 2014, 23:57:35 pm
Paul

I had recorded it on Christmas Eve from  Vintage TV.. Channel 369 on Sky.

The actual prog was called "Neil McCormick's Needle Time "

I think this bloke interviews a few musicians, but i'm unsure if this particular episode is being repeated ?

Hope of some use matey, as i know you like the great man too  :)

Gordon


Blimey, I've never even looked that far down the planner !
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Blastzone on January 03, 2014, 02:04:38 am
Quote from: Bez on January 03, 2014, 01:07:16 am
Blimey, I've never even looked that far down the planner !


not even for the 10 minute freeview ???......
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Post by: pdw1 on January 03, 2014, 11:52:09 am
Le Petit Nicolas.
A very funny film about the joys of being a young boy.

Almost as funny as the books.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PGj-JKYvL._AA160_.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 03, 2014, 14:11:50 pm
Sherlock from New year. Hmm. Quite good.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 03, 2014, 18:36:40 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on January 03, 2014, 14:11:50 pm
Sherlock from New year. Hmm. Quite good.


No more than "quite good" for me....they seem to have lost the spark that made the earlier episodes so good...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on January 04, 2014, 00:26:16 am
Drive

bloody good, brutal too.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 04, 2014, 02:38:45 am
Star Trek - Into Darkness

A bit shit really....time to retire the franchise
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on January 04, 2014, 12:21:11 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on January 03, 2014, 14:11:50 pm
Sherlock from New year. Hmm. Quite good.


Yes it   picked once they got past that stupid bit in the restraunt  with holmes
posing as a waiter..and the slo mo bits pissed me off as well..
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 04, 2014, 13:48:41 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 04, 2014, 02:38:45 am
Star Trek - Into Darkness

A bit shit really....time to retire the franchise


Finally, someone speaks sense Thanks
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on January 04, 2014, 14:21:52 pm
2 guns

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on January 04, 2014, 15:38:31 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 04, 2014, 14:21:52 pm
2 guns

Is that a film or a review?  :-\
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on January 04, 2014, 15:57:14 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on January 04, 2014, 15:38:31 pm
Is that a film or a review?  :-\

Film.

Review: decent.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 05, 2014, 12:52:03 pm
Miranda season 3. Most amusing.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 05, 2014, 17:17:18 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 04, 2014, 02:38:45 am
Star Trek - Into Darkness

A bit shit really....time to retire the franchise


I really enjoyed it! Was bitterly disappointed by the first in the "reboot" series, but I thought this had all the spirit of the best Trek movies, despite there being many problems still with the cast and character developments.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 05, 2014, 17:58:56 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on January 05, 2014, 17:17:18 pm
I really enjoyed it! Was bitterly disappointed by the first in the "reboot" series, but I thought this had all the spirit of the best Trek movies, despite there being many problems still with the cast and character developments.


Acting was bloody awful, there was a gratuitous underwear scene where Alice Eve got her kit off, the story was a rehash and the "comedic" moments were just embarrassingly poor....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nulli Secundus on January 05, 2014, 19:04:16 pm
Watched 1 - 4 of the Resident Evil films this weekend.

The fourth was a bit crap but the first three are OK. No Oscars but then again I think they suspected that when they made them!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 05, 2014, 22:48:33 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 05, 2014, 17:58:56 pm
Acting was bloody awful, there was a gratuitous underwear scene where Alice Eve got her kit off, the story was a rehash and the "comedic" moments were just embarrassingly poor....


Aye
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 05, 2014, 23:50:32 pm
Hell - The Greatest Show On Earth:  as it is in HELL
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 06, 2014, 00:32:26 am
Speed with Guy Martin.

The guys a loon. A loveable one, but a loon! We need more Lincolnshire accents on the TV!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Rrroooaaarrr on January 06, 2014, 01:12:51 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on January 06, 2014, 00:32:26 am
Speed with Guy Martin.

The guys a loon. A loveable one, but a loon! We need more Lincolnshire accents on the TV!
And mad side burns :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on January 06, 2014, 09:38:08 am
the second ep of Sherlock.... its a bit pants innit....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 06, 2014, 13:01:15 pm
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on January 06, 2014, 00:32:26 am
Speed with Guy Martin.

Really like this guy. The one about fastest cycling was nuts - looking forward to the rest of the series.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 06, 2014, 13:17:51 pm
Amazing Journey - The story of The Who.
On Sky Arts the other night. Fascinating stuff: the High Numbers at the Railway Hotel footage is fantastic. Never really been a massive Who fan but their story is remarkable, and this film is great. Only about half way through.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on January 06, 2014, 17:28:25 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on January 05, 2014, 17:17:18 pm
I really enjoyed it! Was bitterly disappointed by the first in the "reboot" series, but I thought this had all the spirit of the best Trek movies, despite there being many problems still with the cast and character developments.


I'm not a Trekkie/Trekker by any means, but I thoroughly enjoyed both the re-boots.  Maybe an IMAX theatre helps..?  ;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 06, 2014, 17:42:58 pm
Oh and Peter Gabriel live Athens 1987 (again on Sky Arts this weekend). Great stuff apart from the obviously overdubbed vocals. Just looked shit - like he was miming.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 06, 2014, 22:33:37 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on December 24, 2013, 13:00:41 pm
Sky Arts.
2 hours worth excluding the ads.

Also available on DVD (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005BAKTY6/ref=ox_sc_imb_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE).

Last night, it was
Small Faces : All Or Nothing 1965-1968.
From the same DVD series as The Hollies but Sky only showed a 1hr edited version.

One of my favourite intros...
Tin Soldier (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi0L5lgPwFI)


Its being repeated tonight for anyone else interested....cheers for the heads up.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 06, 2014, 23:39:55 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 06, 2014, 17:28:25 pm
I'm not a Trekkie/Trekker by any means, but I thoroughly enjoyed both the re-boots.  Maybe an IMAX theatre helps..?  ;)


I'm a Trekkie and watched the new one on the plane so not in my case!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 07, 2014, 01:43:20 am
Quote from: Chris Quartly on January 06, 2014, 23:39:55 pm
I'm a Trekkie and watched the new one on the plane so not in my case!


I'm a Trekkie as well....its still shite  ;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on January 08, 2014, 13:14:08 pm
New reworking of The Tomorrow People pilot episode on telly tonight (E4).
Always liked the concept of an alien race shepherding emerging telepaths in other races. Bit like the Vorlons in Babylon 5.

Will give it a go.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on January 08, 2014, 13:41:24 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on January 08, 2014, 13:14:08 pm
New reworking of The Tomorrow People pilot episode on telly tonight (E4).
Always liked the concept of an alien race shepherding emerging telepaths in other races. Bit like the Vorlons in Babylon 5.

Will give it a go.


prepare to be disappointed.. its full of americans if you know what i mean...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 08, 2014, 14:48:47 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 08, 2014, 13:41:24 pm
prepare to be disappointed.. its full of americans if you know what i mean...


Yesterday's Tomorrow People = good....Tomorrow's Tomorrow People = Bad
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 08, 2014, 15:00:56 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on January 08, 2014, 13:14:08 pm
New reworking of The Tomorrow People pilot episode on telly tonight (E4).
Always liked the concept of an alien race shepherding emerging telepaths in other races. Bit like the Vorlons in Babylon 5.

Will give it a go.


Used to scare the shit out of me when I was a kid....loved the music though
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 09, 2014, 11:54:11 am
Kreator - Dying Alive Turbinhalle Oberhausen Dec. 2012
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on January 09, 2014, 13:52:20 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 08, 2014, 15:00:56 pm
Used to scare the shit out of me when I was a kid....loved the music though


(http://www.sci-fi-london.com/sites/default/files/img/news/2014/1965/tomorrow_people_3.jpg)

yeah scary indeed ..lol... ::) ::) :P
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 09, 2014, 15:39:32 pm
Very jaunty belts they're wearing
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 09, 2014, 15:41:03 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 09, 2014, 13:52:20 pm
(http://www.sci-fi-london.com/sites/default/files/img/news/2014/1965/tomorrow_people_3.jpg)

yeah scary indeed ..lol... ::) ::) :P


Bloody Hell,  that could be a picture of me on the right when I was 17.... apart from the belt
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on January 09, 2014, 16:52:44 pm
Quote from: Bisto on January 09, 2014, 11:54:11 am
Kreator - Dying Alive Turbinhalle Oberhausen Dec. 2012

Any good?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 09, 2014, 17:16:50 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on January 09, 2014, 16:52:44 pm
Any good?


Performances are good, Milles voice is a bit strained in places and his banter is predictable and formulaic but it's a packed house and the punters are very up for it. I haven't listened to the 2 compact discs that come with the did yet. Pretty good value...nice gatefold packaging and foldout lyric sheet.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on January 09, 2014, 22:49:36 pm
Quote from: Bisto on January 09, 2014, 15:39:32 pm
Very jaunty belts they're wearing

;D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 09, 2014, 22:52:22 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 09, 2014, 13:52:20 pm
(http://www.sci-fi-london.com/sites/default/files/img/news/2014/1965/tomorrow_people_3.jpg)


Is that David Byrme with an early Talking Heads line up?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on January 09, 2014, 22:53:45 pm
Just watched the new Tomorrow People version pilot. Hmmm. Feels a bit like a cross between heroes and twilight. Watchable enough but losing the alien benefactor side of things has narrowed the scope considerably. I'll bear with it for a bit and see if it improves but can't say i'm hopeful.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 10, 2014, 01:07:10 am
Quote from: Captain Ron on January 09, 2014, 22:53:45 pm
Just watched the new Tomorrow People version pilot. Hmmm. Feels a bit like a cross between heroes and twilight. Watchable enough but losing the alien benefactor side of things has narrowed the scope considerably. I'll bear with it for a bit and see if it improves but can't say i'm hopeful.


I managed 10 minutes before switching off.... :-\
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on January 10, 2014, 04:11:28 am
Quote from: Bez on January 10, 2014, 01:07:10 am
I managed 10 minutes before switching off.... :-\


did it scare the shit out of you ?  :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 10, 2014, 16:19:54 pm
The Hunger Games. 2nd time. Liked it a lot again.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 10, 2014, 16:58:42 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 10, 2014, 04:11:28 am
did it scare the shit out of you ?  :)


Nope, it was just shit.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on January 10, 2014, 18:55:12 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 09, 2014, 13:52:20 pm
(http://www.sci-fi-london.com/sites/default/files/img/news/2014/1965/tomorrow_people_3.jpg)

Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on January 09, 2014, 22:52:22 pm
Is that David Byrme with an early Talking Heads line up?

...featuring, of course, Flintlock drummer Mike Holloway, 2nd left  ;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on January 12, 2014, 10:34:01 am
The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Half way through.  Meh.  What has happened to Kate Hudson - she looks absolutely shocking in this.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on January 13, 2014, 12:38:22 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 12, 2014, 10:34:01 am
The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Half way through.  Meh.  What has happened to Kate Hudson - she looks absolutely shocking in this.

Finished watching it.

Crap.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on January 13, 2014, 16:34:49 pm
This weekend it was Riddick - Director's Cut bluray. Brilliant!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: new_mercury on January 13, 2014, 20:05:57 pm
At the minute I'm introducing my wife to Torchwood as she missed it first time around and I got the complete boxset for christmas
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on January 13, 2014, 23:32:42 pm
The Springsteen live DVD that comes with the new record.  Just highlights, once again, how fecking crap
Jon Bon Jovi is.

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on January 14, 2014, 12:34:34 pm
New BBC Musketeers show starting on Sunday looks pretty spiffy. Big production with seemingly Pirates of the Carribean influenced humour style based on the preview I caught on BBC News this morning.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on January 14, 2014, 12:52:20 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on January 14, 2014, 12:34:34 pm
New BBC Musketeers show starting on Sunday looks pretty spiffy. Big production with seemingly Pirates of the Carribean influenced humour style based on the preview I caught on BBC News this morning.


you reckon...??  ::) ::) ::) i'll give it a go but fully prepared to be disappointed...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 14, 2014, 13:34:27 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 14, 2014, 12:52:20 pm
you reckon...??  ::) ::) ::) i'll give it a go but fully prepared to be disappointed...

Same here. 9pm start though so might be grown up enough to make it interesting.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on January 14, 2014, 13:47:33 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on January 14, 2014, 13:34:27 pm
Same here. 9pm start though so might be grown up enough to make it interesting.

So I shouldnt record it for my kids?  :-\
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on January 14, 2014, 14:27:28 pm
The clips I saw this morning indicated it's an old fashioned swashbuckler with humour. Didn't look particularly risque.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on January 14, 2014, 15:29:13 pm
Quote from: new_mercury on January 13, 2014, 20:05:57 pm
At the minute I'm introducing my wife to Touchwood as she missed it first time around...

Good luck with that one, mate!  ;)

Welcome aboard!  ;D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 14, 2014, 16:46:45 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on January 14, 2014, 14:27:28 pm
The clips I saw this morning indicated it's an old fashioned swashbuckler with humour. Didn't look particularly risque.


Why the 21:00 transmission time then ? I reckon there'll be some "mild titillation" at least....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on January 14, 2014, 16:51:19 pm
RUSH - CLOCKWORK ANGELS TOUR, disc 2.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 14, 2014, 16:51:54 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 14, 2014, 16:51:19 pm
RUSH - CLOCKWORK ANGELS TOUR, disc 2.


Look out for me & Fred  ;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on January 14, 2014, 16:52:25 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 14, 2014, 16:46:45 pm
Why the 21:00 transmission time then ? I reckon there'll be some "mild titillation" at least....


i reckon it'll be pants...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 14, 2014, 19:18:54 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on January 14, 2014, 15:29:13 pm
Good luck with that one, mate!  ;)

Welcome aboard!  ;D


Give him time he's not used to our school boy humour ;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on January 14, 2014, 19:27:57 pm
Quote from: Bisto on January 14, 2014, 19:18:54 pm
Give him time he's not used to our school boy humour ;)

:D

He might as well know what he's let himself in for!  ;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 14, 2014, 19:42:07 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 14, 2014, 16:52:25 pm
i reckon it'll be pants...


...and probably bras
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 16, 2014, 16:44:17 pm
Dave Matthews Band - The Central Park Concert

I lost my original copy of this somehow, I think I lent it out and didn't get it back....bought a 2nd hand set from an Amazon retailer...excellent stuff...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 17, 2014, 11:24:27 am
Quote from: pdw1 on January 14, 2014, 13:47:33 pm
So I shouldnt record it for my kids?  :-\

Err - you could record it, watch it and see if it's suitable?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 17, 2014, 11:26:52 am
Quote from: Captain Ron on January 14, 2014, 14:27:28 pm
The clips I saw this morning indicated it's an old fashioned swashbuckler with humour. Didn't look particularly risque.

There's a clue in the "this morning" element of your comment. They are not likely (or even allowed) to show any blood, swearing or shagging that may occur in the programme at that time. I've no idea whether those things are included in the post 9pm version - but I'd like to think so. :)
Haha - maybe it's a BBC Sparctacus-esque gore and tits fest.  :D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on January 17, 2014, 11:42:38 am
Quote from: Andy42g on January 17, 2014, 11:26:52 am
There's a clue in the "this morning" element of your comment. They are not likely (or even allowed) to show any blood, swearing or shagging that may occur in the programme at that time. I've no idea whether those things are included in the post 9pm version - but I'd like to think so. :)
Haha - maybe it's a BBC Sparctacus-esque gore and tits fest.  :D

that would surprise the kids  8)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 17, 2014, 15:54:03 pm
Aliens. From C4 last week. The long version - drags on a bit. The original was better IMHO. Actually a half decent script - pity Cameron has forgotten how to write such a thing.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on January 17, 2014, 16:21:42 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on January 17, 2014, 15:54:03 pm
Aliens. From C4 last week. The long version - drags on a bit. The original was better IMHO. Actually a half decent script - pity Cameron has forgotten how to write such a thing.


is that the one with the very annoying kid in it...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 17, 2014, 18:14:25 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on January 17, 2014, 11:42:38 am
that would surprise the kids  8)


"Daddy, what's cunni ?"  ::)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 18, 2014, 20:23:54 pm
Slayer - War at the Warfield
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on January 18, 2014, 20:36:07 pm
Finally got round to watching Moon.  Delighted I did - what an excellent thought provoking hour and a half.  Won't give anything away for anyone still planning to watch it.  And if you're stuck for something to stick on, give it a go.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: new_mercury on January 19, 2014, 09:42:00 am
Quote from: Bisto on January 14, 2014, 19:18:54 pm
Give him time he's not used to our school boy humour ;)

Don't worry I enjoy a bit of school boy humour. That's what I get for watching something with wood in the title!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 19, 2014, 16:20:45 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on January 14, 2014, 13:47:33 pm
So I shouldnt record it for my kids?  :-\


Does look child oriented at all....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25680450

"From the outset, each Musketeer is introduced in a scene defining their character.

"Porthos is cheating, Athos is hungover and Aramis is having an affair with the Cardinal's mistress - which immediately addresses something," Cabrera explains."
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 19, 2014, 23:08:17 pm
Game of Thrones. Series one episode one. Bloody marvelous.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on January 19, 2014, 23:10:44 pm
Screwed
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 20, 2014, 00:27:28 am
Guy Martin - Speed

What a loon!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 20, 2014, 00:43:29 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on January 20, 2014, 00:27:28 am
Guy Martin - Speed

What a loon!


Its been a great series....I loved Amy Williams reaction...."I've only met him for around an hour - he's mental"
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nulli Secundus on January 20, 2014, 09:49:39 am
Genesis of The Daleks - Dr Who - Tom Baker at his best :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on January 20, 2014, 10:16:06 am
Quote from: new_mercury on January 19, 2014, 09:42:00 am
Don't worry I enjoy a bit of school boy humour. That's what I get for watching something with wood in the title!

Next up, Pogles' Wood...  :D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: new_mercury on January 20, 2014, 10:50:22 am
Quote from: Nulli Secundus on January 20, 2014, 09:49:39 am
Genesis of The Daleks - Dr Who - Tom Baker at his best :)


And so far the only classic Who I've managed to convince my wife to watch!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 20, 2014, 12:59:54 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on January 20, 2014, 10:16:06 am
Next up, Pogles' Wood...  :D

;D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on January 20, 2014, 13:43:45 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 19, 2014, 16:20:45 pm
Does look child oriented at all....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25680450

"From the outset, each Musketeer is introduced in a scene defining their character.

"Porthos is cheating, Athos is hungover and Aramis is having an affair with the Cardinal's mistress - which immediately addresses something," Cabrera explains."


From what I saw looked great fun but borderline for my pre-teen kids.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on January 20, 2014, 14:03:35 pm
The Following Series 2...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 20, 2014, 15:14:11 pm
Did anyone actually bother with the Musketeers thing?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nulli Secundus on January 20, 2014, 15:20:24 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on January 20, 2014, 15:14:11 pm
Did anyone actually bother with the Musketeers thing?


I didn't it just didn't appeal to me.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on January 20, 2014, 15:30:18 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on January 20, 2014, 15:14:11 pm
Did anyone actually bother with the Musketeers thing?

see previous page  ::)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on January 20, 2014, 17:38:53 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on January 20, 2014, 15:14:11 pm
Did anyone actually bother with the Musketeers thing?


forgot to sky it...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 20, 2014, 23:00:42 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on January 20, 2014, 15:14:11 pm
Did anyone actually bother with the Musketeers thing?


Looked like one to ignore from the clips
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on January 21, 2014, 00:41:16 am
Arbitrage.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on January 21, 2014, 12:48:36 pm
White House Down..what an utter pile of shit...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 21, 2014, 13:22:45 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 21, 2014, 00:41:16 am
Arbitrage.

Got a copy of that - must get round to watching.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: The Letter R on January 21, 2014, 13:59:45 pm
Quote from: Bisto on January 20, 2014, 23:00:42 pm
Looked like one to ignore from the clips

That's what I thought too.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on January 21, 2014, 19:19:21 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on January 21, 2014, 13:22:45 pm
Got a copy of that - must get round to watching.

It's good...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on January 21, 2014, 19:54:23 pm
Doesn't get any easier to fathom, this...
(http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mQqFJ3v2hoGBOD1N4KytSOA.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 22, 2014, 10:43:25 am
Helix. Recorded the other night (Channel 5) and watched last night. Really not good. Almost switched off but FF button was hit. And it didn't end - it continues.  Not for me it doesn't.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 22, 2014, 10:48:10 am
Quote from: Andy42g on January 22, 2014, 10:43:25 am
Helix. Recorded the other night (Channel 5) and watched last night. Really not good. Almost switched off but FF button was hit. And it didn't end - it continues.  Not for me it doesn't.


I managed 5 minutes before I pressed the delete button...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 22, 2014, 13:53:23 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 21, 2014, 19:19:21 pm
It's good...

Yeah - the man has been in some real clunkers but he's also capable of greatness.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on January 22, 2014, 15:23:38 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on January 22, 2014, 13:53:23 pm
Yeah - the man has been in some real clunkers but he's also capable of greatness.

He's pretty one dimensional.  He's basically the same person in all of his films.  Handsome suave bastard.  Bit like moi.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 23, 2014, 16:36:29 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 22, 2014, 15:23:38 pm
He's pretty one dimensional.  He's basically the same person in all of his films.  Handsome suave bastard. 

I guess. He was handsome, suave and evil in Internal Affairs.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on January 24, 2014, 12:49:04 pm
Silent Witnes.. i've decided Emiilia Fox is a babe...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on January 24, 2014, 13:10:58 pm
Amber an Irish Drama shown over 4 nights on RTE about a 14 year old who goes missing. Gripping at times but a bit of a damp squib ending
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on January 27, 2014, 14:12:05 pm
The Musketeers part 2.
This is good throw away fun like Atlantis but for a slightly old (but equally juvenile) audience.  Plus some great one liners.

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 27, 2014, 15:15:01 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on January 27, 2014, 14:12:05 pm
The Musketeers part 2.
This is good throw away fun like Atlantis but for a slightly old (but equally juvenile) audience.  Plus some great one liners.


I'm a bit crankier than normal  :o due to a virus but I have less and less patience with, or interest in, remakes...even if they are well acted, scripted and produced. It seems the only good original drama and decent tele on terrestrial tv these days is foreign crime sagas
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on January 27, 2014, 16:27:00 pm
Quote from: Bisto on January 27, 2014, 15:15:01 pm
I'm a bit crankier than normal  :o due to a virus but I have less and less patience with, or interest in, remakes...even if they are well acted, scripted and produced. It seems the only good original drama and decent tele on terrestrial tv these days is foreign crime sagas

you cranky? Never.
It is not a remake, more a re-imagining (bit like the remake of Battleship Galatica). And who can resist lines like "Do come back if you ever need you sword polishing"  :D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 28, 2014, 00:05:33 am
Quote from: pdw1 on January 27, 2014, 16:27:00 pm
And who can resist lines like "Do come back if you ever need you sword polishing"  :D


Sid James, or maybe Jim Dale.... ::)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 28, 2014, 02:42:41 am
O Brother where art thou
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on January 28, 2014, 10:02:08 am
watched some prog about Dick Emery last night.. always had him down as a bit of a fruit..anyway.. 5 wives..bit of a womaniser that liked cars and planes...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nulli Secundus on January 28, 2014, 10:08:27 am
Quote from: Bisto on January 28, 2014, 02:42:41 am
O Brother where art thou


I enjoyed that. I have it on DVD somewhere must watch it again.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 28, 2014, 13:00:03 pm
Quote from: Bisto on January 27, 2014, 15:15:01 pm
It seems the only good original drama and decent tele on terrestrial tv these days is foreign crime sagas

There's loads of good stuff on the telly. Obviously nothing on ITV but BBC have been cranking out great drama, and there's lots of decent comedy knocking about.
Sky Atlantic though I have to admit is really fabulous atm. Looking forward for instance to the "True Detective" series they've been trailing with Matthew McConuaghey and Woody Harrelson.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Detective_(TV_series)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on January 31, 2014, 13:42:30 pm
Managed 30 mins of the Alan Partridge film. Rubbish.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on January 31, 2014, 14:01:24 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 31, 2014, 13:42:30 pm
Managed 30 mins of the Alan Partridge film. Rubbish.


i managed the whole thing but it was a bit disappointing... when you compare it to the original TV series..it's like chalk and cheese...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on January 31, 2014, 14:32:10 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 31, 2014, 13:42:30 pm
Managed 30 mins of the Alan Partridge film. Rubbish.


Quote from: Fishy on January 31, 2014, 14:01:24 pm
i managed the whole thing but it was a bit disappointing... when you compare it to the original TV series..it's like chalk and cheese...


Disagree - it's great, though the TV series is better, yes.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on January 31, 2014, 17:04:53 pm
Quote from: Bisto on January 28, 2014, 02:42:41 am
O Brother where art thou

Genius. But then there isn't much Coen Brothers stuff which is not total genius.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on January 31, 2014, 17:24:17 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on January 27, 2014, 16:27:00 pm
Battleship Galatica.


Ooh is that a nautical series based on Battelstar Galactica that I have missed?  ::)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on January 31, 2014, 17:55:10 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on January 31, 2014, 17:04:53 pm
Genius. But then there isn't much Coen Brothers stuff which is not total genius.


Yeah, I've not seen them all but have never seen a dud. Hopefully Gill can shake off the Novo virus in time for us to see Inside Llewyn Davis.
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Post by: Andy42g on February 01, 2014, 18:29:17 pm
Quote from: Bisto on January 31, 2014, 17:55:10 pm
Yeah, I've not seen them all but have never seen a dud. Hopefully Gill can shake off the Novo virus in time for us to see Inside Llewyn Davis.

Looks a good 'un. Going to see it tomorrow at the Hyde Park.
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Post by: Andy42g on February 01, 2014, 18:30:12 pm
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. Was on Film 4 last week. Excellent.
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Post by: captainkurtz on February 05, 2014, 00:11:23 am
Stone Roses - Made of Stone

Blimey, this is a really poorly made film.....the footage at the climax taken from Heaton Park is great though - John Squire is blinding...
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Post by: Andy42g on February 05, 2014, 14:05:06 pm
The Bridge Season 2. Just the last two to go. It's ace.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Norwegian on February 05, 2014, 20:56:59 pm
Deep Purple - Live in Montreaux 2011
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Post by: Andy42g on February 06, 2014, 15:16:53 pm
Iron Man 3. Not great.
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Post by: zoony on February 06, 2014, 18:09:32 pm
CLASS OF 1984.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on February 10, 2014, 00:19:13 am
Finally got around to seeing Kick Ass. Really enjoyed it but my goodness the violence is rather sadistic and I'm not sure it was really necessary. I'm thinking of the microwave scene and the car crusher in particular which is up there with Murphy's execution in the original Robocop. Disturbing.
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Post by: Captain Ron on February 10, 2014, 00:20:24 am
Metallica - Through the Never. Bluray. Fabulous and really quite inventive.
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Post by: captainkurtz on February 10, 2014, 08:41:11 am
Quote from: Captain Ron on February 10, 2014, 00:20:24 am
Metallica - Through the Never. Bluray. Fabulous and really quite inventive.

Seen a few clips of the live stuff - looks beautifully shot...
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Post by: Fishy on February 10, 2014, 10:37:56 am
Hostages...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on February 14, 2014, 12:19:38 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 10, 2014, 08:41:11 am
Seen a few clips of the live stuff - looks beautifully shot...


It is and if possible it sounds even better than it looks. The engineers pulled out all the stops to go for weight and most importantly clarity and their efforts are a tribute to good sound engineering. Less that £13 on play. Recommended.
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Post by: captainkurtz on February 14, 2014, 13:14:31 pm
The Bridge - Season 1, Episode 1.

Managed 28 minutes before falling asleep.  Its all that reading............
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Post by: captainkurtz on February 17, 2014, 12:57:39 pm
We're the Millers

For what it is - quite enjoyable.  Jeninifer Aniston is a fine comedic actress.  And she does lots of shimmying in her undercrackers.  Which is nice.  :)
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Post by: Andy42g on February 17, 2014, 22:56:32 pm
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne. How a man almost totally devoid of talent has managed to remain so, errr... famous for such a long time is quite astonishing.
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Post by: captainkurtz on February 17, 2014, 23:43:35 pm
By surrounding himself with people who do have talent. And Sharon.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on February 18, 2014, 00:14:34 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 17, 2014, 23:43:35 pm
By surrounding himself with people who do have talent. And Sharon.

Yup. Good to see him properly sober.
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Post by: Andy42g on February 18, 2014, 00:16:51 am
Nurse Jackie S5.
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on February 18, 2014, 00:22:09 am
Last night it was the Director's cut of Army of Darkness...first viewing of the film for me...very silly and funny :D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on February 18, 2014, 16:30:36 pm
Quote from: Bisto on February 18, 2014, 00:22:09 am
Last night it was the Director's cut of Army of Darkness...first viewing of the film for me...very silly and funny :D


Wow! That took you some time.  ;D
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on February 18, 2014, 20:50:38 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on February 18, 2014, 16:30:36 pm
Wow! That took you some time.  ;D


Not surprised I missed it though...Hardly a must see film unless your name is Chris Quartly ;)
Oh, and Bruce Campbell must be Jim Careys long lost lost brother  :o
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 20, 2014, 00:31:52 am
Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloody Mindedness.

It's Jonathan Meades. Nuff said.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nulli Secundus on February 20, 2014, 08:51:29 am
Quote from: Bisto on February 18, 2014, 00:22:09 am
Last night it was the Director's cut of Army of Darkness...first viewing of the film for me...very silly and funny :D


I've not seen that for years!
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Post by: captainkurtz on February 20, 2014, 14:13:21 pm
(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR6UaVePQhEgoYtMtKi8VpoXxtcaXZpWYPK2G1WZOaSrYKQxiJ1)

Very good.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on February 24, 2014, 06:55:48 am
Game of Thrones, season 3
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Post by: Fishy on February 24, 2014, 09:57:46 am
ended up watching the Man in the Iron MAsk last night...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on February 27, 2014, 11:34:26 am
Quote from: Fishy on February 24, 2014, 09:57:46 am
ended up watching the Man in the Iron MAsk last night...


Did you make it all the way through without falling asleep?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on February 27, 2014, 11:35:36 am
Quote from: Bisto on February 27, 2014, 11:34:26 am
Did you make it all the way through without falling asleep?


yes...
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on February 27, 2014, 12:03:42 pm
Quote from: Fishy on February 27, 2014, 11:35:36 am
yes...


Tried 3 times...zzzzzzz
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Post by: Fishy on February 27, 2014, 12:26:12 pm
Quote from: Bisto on February 27, 2014, 12:03:42 pm
Tried 3 times...zzzzzzz


poor d'Artagnan :(
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on February 27, 2014, 12:57:56 pm
I vaguely remember some outrageous over acting in a death scene near the end...(I'd woken up by then)
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Post by: captainkurtz on February 27, 2014, 15:36:52 pm
(http://cdn.madman.com.au/images/series/17030-series-header.jpg)

Brilliant
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Post by: captainkurtz on March 04, 2014, 20:26:58 pm
Watching the last episode of Season 1 of the bridge - this is really outstanding stuff....far superior to The Killing IMO, which, though very good, was way too drawn out....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 04, 2014, 20:33:28 pm
Boardwalk Empire Season 1
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Post by: Straight Shooter on March 04, 2014, 21:15:53 pm
Quote from: Bisto on March 04, 2014, 20:33:28 pm
Broadwalk Empire Season 1

You sure?  ;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 04, 2014, 23:17:54 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on March 04, 2014, 21:15:53 pm
You sure?  ;)


Fixed :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on March 04, 2014, 23:48:52 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 04, 2014, 20:26:58 pm
Watching the last episode of Season 1 of the bridge - this is really outstanding stuff....far superior to The Killing IMO, which, though very good, was way too drawn out....


Brilliant finale.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on March 06, 2014, 10:43:56 am
Gravity DVD.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 06, 2014, 12:44:40 pm
More Boardwalk Empire Season 1
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on March 08, 2014, 10:35:59 am
(http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/prisoners_ver6_xlg.jpg)

Excellent.  Not sure why it didn't make more of a splash on release.

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Post by: captainkurtz on March 08, 2014, 21:17:06 pm
(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT1KKhmayfdB3MHrIyMnkKvCilWLxhbTL4Nmie0380N6IWopegp)

Beggars belief that this is based on true events.  some people really are thick as feck.  :-\  A really uncomfortable watch.
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 09, 2014, 01:50:47 am
Cloverfield on some channel or other.  I was impressed with it at the cinema at the time of release (six years ago!!) and if anything I'm even more so watching it belatedly for the second time now.
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Post by: Captain Ron on March 09, 2014, 10:45:11 am
Cloverfield was interesting alright. The documentary feel worked well.
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 10, 2014, 01:02:09 am
Steve Hillage - Germany 77
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on March 10, 2014, 09:50:56 am
Quote from: Captain Ron on March 09, 2014, 10:45:11 am
Cloverfield was interesting alright. The documentary feel worked well.

Yup. Top film.
There were 3 good films on TV simultaneously Saturday night: Cloverfield, Milk and Vanilla Sky.
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Post by: Andy42g on March 10, 2014, 09:51:51 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 08, 2014, 21:17:06 pm
(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT1KKhmayfdB3MHrIyMnkKvCilWLxhbTL4Nmie0380N6IWopegp)

Beggars belief that this is based on true events.  some people really are thick as feck.  :-\  A really uncomfortable watch.

Amazing film. Was on telly over Xmas. Film 4 I think and recorded it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on March 10, 2014, 10:09:55 am
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSybn05e7ACpVvv3E1BStL5j_TtslMP4N87JLt8uDhigdZ92xKUSg)

Utterly ridiculous, but great fun nonetheless.  :)
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Post by: Fishy on March 10, 2014, 15:57:29 pm
The Man Who Haunted Himself

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/83/TheManWhoHauntedHimself.jpg)

Roger Moore's finest 90 mins...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on March 10, 2014, 16:16:29 pm
Quote from: Fishy on March 10, 2014, 15:57:29 pm
Roger Moore's finest 90 mins...

Yeah but he still never actually got close to doing any actual acting I bet.
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 10, 2014, 22:00:53 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on March 10, 2014, 16:16:29 pm
Yeah but he still never actually got close to doing any actual acting I bet.


The eyebrows put in a decent shift on this one
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 10, 2014, 22:46:08 pm
This morning it was Boardwalk Empire ...end of season 1 and start of season 2....brilliant characters, scripts, acting, wardrobe, sets and CGI.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on March 10, 2014, 23:19:51 pm
Hannibal Season 2
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 11, 2014, 10:43:07 am
Boardwalk Empire Season 2
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Post by: Fishy on March 11, 2014, 18:25:39 pm
Megamind
Woman In Black
American Beauty
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Post by: Bez on March 12, 2014, 23:32:36 pm
Latest episode of "Modern Family" - genius
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Post by: captainkurtz on March 13, 2014, 12:20:32 pm
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR_RzaERdRpDynonW2ulh5VTSp9_rZp-S5oML_Es3idnMkb_dYjfw)

Meh.  The 2 female leads are funny and likeable, though.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on March 14, 2014, 15:23:41 pm
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQDD9Qf2blSdlS0B7nkNK07WqV1eRgQJ0sB2qNUYJLTnhTEFEIcSA)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on March 14, 2014, 15:27:37 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 14, 2014, 15:23:41 pm
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQDD9Qf2blSdlS0B7nkNK07WqV1eRgQJ0sB2qNUYJLTnhTEFEIcSA)

On the "must see" list.
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Post by: captainkurtz on March 14, 2014, 15:28:52 pm
A good watch.
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Post by: Andy42g on March 14, 2014, 15:32:33 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 14, 2014, 15:28:52 pm
A good watch.

I always like Tom Hanks. He has been in some great films. And the Da Vinci Code.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on March 14, 2014, 15:37:28 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on March 14, 2014, 15:32:33 pm
I always like Tom Hanks. He has been in some great films. And the Da Vinci Code.

Agreed.  Seems like a genuinely nice bloke to.  Like me.  :)
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Post by: Captain Ron on March 14, 2014, 16:27:48 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on March 14, 2014, 15:32:33 pm
I always like Tom Hanks. He has been in some great films. And the Da Vinci Code.


;D
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Post by: Fishy on March 14, 2014, 17:31:38 pm
Road To Perdition is top drawer....
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 14, 2014, 18:34:41 pm
Hanks has been in a lot of my favourite films; he is a good, versatile allrounder and a safe Hollywood star to cast in certain type of scripts but he's not one of the greats.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on March 14, 2014, 20:18:58 pm
GoT, season 3
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on March 14, 2014, 20:52:54 pm
When albums ruled the world.
Excellent doc. seen it loads. Noel Gallagher comes out with a great line.
Talking about Nevermind The Bollocks.. he says "I've made 10 albums, and I'd give them all up to have made an album as good as this...and I'm an arrogant bastard."
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: new_mercury on March 14, 2014, 23:15:55 pm
finally got around to watching Argo. Really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 14, 2014, 23:40:42 pm
Quote from: JonL on March 14, 2014, 20:52:54 pm
When albums ruled the world.
Excellent doc. seen it loads. Noel Gallagher comes out with a great line.
Talking about Nevermind The Bollocks.. he says "I've made 10 albums, and I'd give them all up to have made an album as good as this...and I'm an arrogant bastard."


And he's right, NMTB is one of the greatest Rock albums ever released and right up there in contention for best Rock debut ever.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on March 15, 2014, 09:08:22 am
Quote from: Bisto on March 14, 2014, 23:40:42 pm
And he's right, NMTB is one of the greatest Rock albums ever released and right up there in contention for best Rock debut ever.

Correct. Made a mockery of the "punks can't play" idea too. Cook and Jones could certainly play, and it's magnificently produced.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on March 15, 2014, 09:09:27 am
Watching a predictably good, BBC4 doc about Gene Clarke, with intervals for Peppa Pig.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on March 15, 2014, 12:52:15 pm
Hannibal S2 ep3..god this is good...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on March 16, 2014, 21:24:07 pm
Been wanting to catch up on this for ages - terrific stuff.  The action and fight sequences are often stunning.  Looking forward to the sequel which is out soon.

(http://www.screenjabber.com/files/the-raid-blu-ray.jpg)
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Post by: captainkurtz on March 16, 2014, 22:11:10 pm
Great film that, Matt.  Crazy.
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Post by: Captain Ron on March 17, 2014, 15:16:01 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 16, 2014, 21:24:07 pm
Been wanting to catch up on this for ages - terrific stuff.  The action and fight sequences are often stunning.  Looking forward to the sequel which is out soon.

(http://www.screenjabber.com/files/the-raid-blu-ray.jpg)


Loved it. The two on one fight in the closed room is one of the most punishing things stamina wise I have ever been through in the cinema. Knackered me completely and I was just sitting there watching it!  ;D
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Post by: Captain Ron on March 17, 2014, 15:16:37 pm
Hopefully picking up Enders Game on bluray this evening. Missed it at the cinema.
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 17, 2014, 19:19:39 pm
Spotted the 2 disc sets of Donnie Darko and Kurosawa's Ran for £1.00 and £4.00 respectively in a Charity shop today....Both mint...well chuffed!  :D
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Post by: Andy42g on March 18, 2014, 11:29:01 am
Game of Thrones season 3 catch up. Combination of watching the bits I'd not remembered and ffwd-ing through the other stuff.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on March 18, 2014, 12:09:42 pm
Enders Game on bluray. Proper hard scifi. Last third of the move is very dark and reminded me of the long missed Babylon 5 in scope. Asks some really good questions about the nature of warfare and about how far government control can go. I confess I was quite emotional at the end of it. Top film.
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Post by: Bez on March 18, 2014, 21:24:58 pm
"The Pity of War"

Essay-cum-discussion programme by some dick of a historian who was then shot down by the experts in the audience...

"37 days"

Dramatisation of the events in between the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and the Britain declaring war on Germany.

Highly recommended

"I was there"

Interviews of veterans of WWI that were recorded for "The Great War" documentary and didn't make it to the final edit. Fascinating and horrifying in equal measure....
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 19, 2014, 00:03:24 am
More Boardwalk Empire.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on March 19, 2014, 09:37:06 am
I have two candidates that I'm thinking about buying, but I can't choose which one. Which one would you get?

Oz (The Emerald City Collection)
or
The Shield (The Complete Series)

At the moment I'm leaning towards The Shield, but I'm swaying back and forth...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on March 19, 2014, 09:39:46 am
Haven't seen Oz.  Really enjoyed The shield.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on March 19, 2014, 16:50:32 pm
SE7EN.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on March 19, 2014, 16:59:31 pm
Quote from: zoony on March 19, 2014, 16:50:32 pm
SE7EN.

Fucing hell!  How often have you seen that, mate.  Doesn't the fact that you know what happens curb its appeal?  :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on March 19, 2014, 22:38:05 pm
Quote from: Gary L. Grape on March 19, 2014, 09:37:06 amI have two candidates that I'm thinking about buying, but I can't choose which one. Which one would you get?

Oz (The Emerald City Collection)
or
The Shield (The Complete Series)

At the moment I'm leaning towards The Shield, but I'm swaying back and forth...

I had checked earlier that a local store had both boxes, but they cost almost 50 € each and I thought it was a bit too much. Today I went into town for lunch, and I went to this particular store. They had lowered the price on both boxes, so I bought them both and I ended up paying just under 60 € for both :)
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Post by: Bez on March 20, 2014, 00:33:56 am
I loved the Shield and didn't get on with Oz, although apparently it gets better after season 1
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on March 20, 2014, 10:20:26 am
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTPghzBMRjlM5QOsxO7HCfRWNLpq1bRXozbK3h63UV83gurtogN6A)

Yeah, ok.  Cross between the Trainspotting and A Clockwork Orange films.
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Post by: Analog RH on March 20, 2014, 16:17:39 pm
Just finished House of Cards (the US version) on Netfilx. Now onto Breaking Bad - currently five episodes into the first season. Also watching Line of Duty on BBC iPlayer.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on March 20, 2014, 18:42:24 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 19, 2014, 16:59:31 pm
Fucing hell!  How often have you seen that, mate.  Doesn't the fact that you know what happens curb its appeal?  :)


Haven't watched it nowhere near as much as my old favourites mate  ;).
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on March 20, 2014, 23:21:47 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 20, 2014, 10:20:26 am
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTPghzBMRjlM5QOsxO7HCfRWNLpq1bRXozbK3h63UV83gurtogN6A)

Yeah, ok.  Cross between the Trainspotting and A Clockwork Orange films.


The book was OK I seem to remember...not great
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Post by: pdw1 on March 21, 2014, 00:24:18 am
Page Eight
A brilliant modern day spy thriller in the old school spirit of tinker tailor soldier spy.
Written by David Hare.  It is on the iPlayer till Sunday.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 21, 2014, 10:27:04 am
Boardwalk Empire Season 3
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Post by: captainkurtz on March 21, 2014, 11:49:31 am
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT-1aF5SzbD8djQcXrbO-Dnd6erzOPiDKglSOeE6KfD6u8jMMb5kQ)

Still have 45 minutes to watch but this is really brilliant stuff......and I don't know how it ends either, not being a follower of racing at all.  :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on March 21, 2014, 12:03:16 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 21, 2014, 11:49:31 am
......and I don't know how it ends either, not being a follower of racing at all.  :)

*** SPOILER ALERT ***

This man with a black and white chequered flag appears.......  ;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on March 21, 2014, 12:45:11 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 21, 2014, 11:49:31 am
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT-1aF5SzbD8djQcXrbO-Dnd6erzOPiDKglSOeE6KfD6u8jMMb5kQ)

Still have 45 minutes to watch but this is really brilliant stuff......and I don't know how it ends either, not being a follower of racing at all.  :)


Yes, very good film which I enjoyed at the cinema.  It ends with a 70s classic rock medley and a post-credits comedy Paul Rudd cameo.  ::)
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Post by: captainkurtz on March 21, 2014, 23:32:56 pm
Yeah, that was quality. 
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 22, 2014, 14:45:25 pm
Moon - made it to the end this time.  :) Very good, though the ending seems a bit abrupt.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on March 22, 2014, 17:58:17 pm
Tonight will be; Gravity, World War Z and The Purge.

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on March 22, 2014, 18:12:08 pm
Quote from: JonL on March 22, 2014, 17:58:17 pm
Tonight will be; Gravity, World War Z and The Purge.

Faakin' 'ell!  3 films in one night?  What a stud.  8)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on March 22, 2014, 23:31:54 pm
Mark Lawson talks to Alice Cooper.

From BBC4 in Nov 2011 - just got round to watching it...

Excellent stuff.  :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on March 24, 2014, 00:11:36 am
David Gilmour - Live At The Albert Hall
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 24, 2014, 00:35:09 am
Some prog about the Plantagenets.

A right nice bunch of feckers.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on March 24, 2014, 09:36:32 am
Moneyball. Excellent.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on March 24, 2014, 16:01:22 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 22, 2014, 18:12:08 pm
Faakin' 'ell!  3 films in one night?  What a stud.  8)


Didn't happen.

WW-Z was watchable, but (cliche alert) nowhere near as good as the book, which is very differently presented. The swarm climbing the wall was visually impressive.
Gravity was tremendous. Left me breathless for the first half
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on March 25, 2014, 11:38:28 am
I've started watching both Oz and The Shield. So far I prefer The Shield, but from what I've seen when I've watched the odd episode of Oz on TV earlier, I think this first season feels boring. So I think Oz might be just as good in the long run.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 25, 2014, 14:16:31 pm
More Boardwalk Empire Season 3
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on March 26, 2014, 11:54:16 am
Enders Game bluray again. Might just end up being one of my favourite sci-fi films.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on March 26, 2014, 12:22:17 pm
Gravity
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on March 26, 2014, 12:31:05 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 26, 2014, 12:22:17 pm
Gravity


There goes the symbol on the pause button.  :-X  ::)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 26, 2014, 17:25:31 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 26, 2014, 12:31:05 pm
There goes the symbol on the pause button.  :-X  ::)


butt on being the operative word
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on March 26, 2014, 21:16:14 pm
Breaking Bad - Season 2.

First two episodes (with Tuco) were just brilliant.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on March 26, 2014, 21:43:50 pm
Oh god.  It just gets better. God, I'm jealous.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on March 27, 2014, 17:15:22 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on March 26, 2014, 21:16:14 pm
Breaking Bad - Season 2.

First two episodes (with Tuco) were just brilliant.


yeah i think that's where i left it a couple of months ago.. still waiting on the Mrs deciding if she wants to watch the rest.. hopefully not then i can just rattle thru the rest of it.. :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on April 01, 2014, 15:47:21 pm
(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS2bjAm7SL3X7bpM-St3aYUEWA3yKHOKcX6zvhuTNh1zXioeDeM)

Oddly affecting. 


Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 01, 2014, 16:42:15 pm
Boardwalk Empire Season 3

It has its limitations but not many...The scripts, characterisation, acting, casting, CGI are all superb...this is better than any other TV drama series I've seen except for the Wire...including the first 2 seasons of Breaking Bad
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on April 02, 2014, 09:28:19 am
Bad Lieutenant - Port of New Orleans. Bit of a random from Love Film. Good stuff as Nicholas Cage was not being too Nicholas Cage. Some fun Hertzog stuff thrown in too.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: The Letter R on April 02, 2014, 09:47:23 am
Finally got around to watching Suck last night as the wife was out, stupid odd Vampire/Rock Band movie with a few noteable cameos - Henry Rollins, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop and er Alex Lifeson as a Boarder Patrol Officer....decent soundtrack though. A bit like Bill and Ted meets True Blood overall though.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on April 03, 2014, 14:49:32 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on April 02, 2014, 09:47:23 am
Finally got around to watching Suck last night as the wife was out, stupid odd Vampire/Rock Band movie with a few noteable cameos - Henry Rollins, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop and er Alex Lifeson as a Boarder Patrol Officer....decent soundtrack though. A bit like Bill and Ted meets True Blood overall though.


I think the cameos are what has sold this movie, despite the limited success. Still not seen it though. Lifeson aside, the other cameo names are a bit predictable, but if Hank's in, I'm always interested.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on April 03, 2014, 15:50:02 pm
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSqM0vji5XZvo2qEEjGdOhkdPnF5Nxp2Q6Yu5kb81RC3je_AvSD)

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Post by: Andy42g on April 03, 2014, 23:50:07 pm
Ripping Yarns. Episode 1: Tomkinson's School Days. Genius. On BBC4 this evening.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on April 04, 2014, 00:34:17 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01p241z/We_Need_to_Talk_About_Kevin/
Great film on iPlayer. Tilda Swinton: nuff said.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 04, 2014, 07:51:49 am
Very rice
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on April 04, 2014, 09:06:35 am
Good film, that, but a tough watch.  Tilda is great.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on April 04, 2014, 23:16:52 pm
Watching The Great Gatsby with the Wife.  Her choice.  30 minutes in - fecking rubbish.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 05, 2014, 11:48:47 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on April 04, 2014, 23:16:52 pm
Watching The Great Gatsby with the Wife.  Her choice.  30 minutes in - fecking rubbish.


They did a pretty good job with the period style, wardrobe chic etc but it's not a patch on the novella
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on April 05, 2014, 11:54:50 am
Carlito's Way
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: new_mercury on April 05, 2014, 19:45:32 pm
Led Zeppelin - celebration day on BluRay
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 05, 2014, 23:47:02 pm
Just watched Quartet.....bit of a nothing film but nice bit of recognition of the contributions that pro classical musicians and opera singers made to their art given, with several in the cast, all highlighted in the credits. Nice touch!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 06, 2014, 15:43:35 pm
Riverside - Reality Dream
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on April 06, 2014, 18:57:34 pm
Frozen on repeat at the moment.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on April 06, 2014, 20:35:55 pm
The Americans....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on April 07, 2014, 20:08:21 pm
Quote from: Fishy on April 06, 2014, 20:35:55 pm
The Americans....


How's it shaping up ? I quite enjoyed most of S1....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on April 07, 2014, 20:11:23 pm
Quote from: Bez on April 07, 2014, 20:08:21 pm
How's it shaping up ? I quite enjoyed most of S1....


yeah pretty good..had a bit of a Americans fest over the weekend and watched about 4 on the bounce...way better than the fecking following.. :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on April 07, 2014, 20:20:24 pm
Ta....I have them on the Sky box, so will make the effort to start watching....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on April 09, 2014, 15:17:14 pm
Grown Ups 2.
Clare is watching it, I'm "working". It has been funny in places, in a purile manner. Big cast too.
The most ridiculous part is that Adam Sandler could bag Salma Hayek.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on April 09, 2014, 16:33:21 pm
Well Edward Norton did so there is precedent for ugly blokes there and doesn't that just make her even sexier. :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on April 09, 2014, 21:24:26 pm
Criminal Minds. I have no idea what season or episode it is, but I've seen this a few times before.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on April 10, 2014, 16:42:19 pm
RESTLESS NATIVES.
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on April 10, 2014, 19:10:10 pm
Recently picked up Season 1 of Magic City for £4 in a charity shop ......definitely not about the bunch of crooks at the Etihad stadium but 50's Miami Beach mobsters...I've read mixed reviews...mostly that it's er...old hat and not a patch on Mad Men, which I've also yet to see. Have any tnmsers seen this?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on April 13, 2014, 20:58:08 pm
Watched about the first half hour of The Raid last night before my mate's internet died and the stream from Netflix died. We (6 of us unanimously decided that it wasn't worth it...) didn't bother with the rest of it. Am presuming there is something else to it apart from the constant violence?
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Post by: Andy42g on April 13, 2014, 21:01:44 pm
True Detective fest today. Just the final episode to go.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on April 14, 2014, 13:50:56 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on April 13, 2014, 20:58:08 pm
Watched about the first half hour of The Raid last night before my mate's internet died and the stream from Netflix died. We (6 of us unanimously decided that it wasn't worth it...) didn't bother with the rest of it. Am presuming there is something else to it apart from the constant violence?


Not really. It's basically a two hour fight scene and never pretends to be anything else. What were you expecting? Plot? Character development?  ;D
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Post by: Fishy on April 15, 2014, 09:36:36 am
Shutter Island...brilliant
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Post by: Captain Ron on April 15, 2014, 11:44:14 am
Hopefully going to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier tomorrow evening. :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on April 16, 2014, 13:23:51 pm
Watched Hunger Games II the other evening with kids and we liked it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on April 16, 2014, 23:34:21 pm
Boy in the stripey Jammies...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on April 17, 2014, 10:06:46 am
Quote from: Captain Ron on April 14, 2014, 13:50:56 pm
Not really. It's basically a two hour fight scene and never pretends to be anything else. What were you expecting? Plot? Character development?  ;D

Well yes a plot would have been handy. I guess I just have to ignore 5 star reviews....  I'm all for violence but there (for me) does need to have at least a teeny bit of reasoning behind it. We were all pretty bored by the time the internet broke anyhow so it wasn't just me (for once... haha).
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on April 17, 2014, 11:50:32 am
Saw Captain America - The Winter Soldier last night. An excellent addition to the avengers franchise. Good story, spectacular set pieces and a few neat revelations.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on April 17, 2014, 12:43:46 pm
Yeah - want to go see this at the cinema.
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Post by: Captain Ron on April 17, 2014, 14:00:12 pm
Ms Johannsen isn't too difficult on the eye for a few hours as well I might add. :)
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Post by: captainkurtz on April 18, 2014, 08:38:16 am
Saw some great films on the flights to and from holiday-

Lone survivor with mark wahlberg was fantastic....

Really enjoyed 'enough said'...I think it's james gandolfini's last film and also has a brilliant performance from Julia Louis Dreyfus of Seinfeld and Veep fame...nice little romantic film

And Philomena was brilliant also...Coogan is turning into a brilliant character actor....

Watched about half an hour of Enders Game and gave up....hated it...
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Post by: zoony on April 19, 2014, 11:51:42 am
Just watching THE MASK on one of the SKY channels. How hot was Cameron Diaz in this?!
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Post by: captainkurtz on April 19, 2014, 18:14:13 pm
Very
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Post by: zoony on April 19, 2014, 19:11:03 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on April 19, 2014, 18:14:13 pm
Very


I take it you would be in the queue behind me ready to make her squeal then mate?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on April 19, 2014, 19:29:48 pm
Not sure id really want to go after you, tbh.

:-X :o
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on April 19, 2014, 23:03:01 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on April 19, 2014, 19:29:48 pm
Not sure id really want to go after you, tbh.

:-X :o


You've nothing to worry about mate, I'm only big everywhere apart from where it matters!  ;).
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Post by: Fishy on April 21, 2014, 22:42:14 pm
Prisoners
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on April 21, 2014, 22:46:29 pm
Quote from: Fishy on April 21, 2014, 22:42:14 pm
Prisoners

Love that.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on April 22, 2014, 10:57:33 am
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQaU1Tgywob-fKhqMJPfsYhfGeyVpocq7UsErJ-EOad-9kLe6Gj9w)

A low budget gem.  :)
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Post by: Fishy on April 22, 2014, 10:58:31 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on April 21, 2014, 22:46:29 pm
Love that.


yes i liked the ambiguous ending....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on April 22, 2014, 23:15:41 pm
The Shane Meadows Stone Roses film about the re-union a couple of years back....

Great up to a point and then petered out.....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on April 22, 2014, 23:25:00 pm
I thought that was really disappointing...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on April 23, 2014, 11:13:14 am
Watched Made Of Stone the other night with a certain Indie-inclined lady/Stone Roses fan.

It was okay overall, though I especially enjoyed the extended section of the small warm-up gig, which really captured the excitement from the fans' and band's point of view.  But after that I agree with Bez: the portrayal of the small crisis of the drummer storming off after in-ear monitor problems during a gig shortly before the big Manc shows and apparently having quit introduced a little bit of suspense and begged the question how it was resolved.  But it was simply skipped over, nothing was made of it and we cut straight to quite underwhelming footage of a ten-minute Fool's Gold at Heaton Park.  And that was it.  I think Shane Meadows is over-rated anyway and that barely changed after seeing this.  :-\
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Post by: captainkurtz on April 23, 2014, 12:20:58 pm
He just came across as an amateur scally, I thought.

I enjoyed the footage at the end, although Squire appears to be the only one who still 'has it'.  Reni isn't half the drummer he was - doesn't have any of the groovy fluidity that made him so great - just seems a bog standard rock drummer these days.

Also, Mani shouldn't wear white tops as they show of his moobs too much.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on April 23, 2014, 21:06:18 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on April 23, 2014, 12:20:58 pm
He just came across as an amateur scally, I thought.

I enjoyed the footage at the end, although Squire appears to be the only one who still 'has it'.  Reni isn't half the drummer he was - doesn't have any of the groovy fluidity that made him so great - just seems a bog standard rock drummer these days.

Also, Mani shouldn't wear white tops as they show of his moobs too much.


I thought the band were OK actually, especially when you consider how much "abuse" they inflicted on themselves - allegedly....

The warm up gig looked superb and the sound was pretty good even through the TV
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Post by: Matt2112 on April 26, 2014, 13:28:12 pm
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CQp3GvZ8L._SY300_.jpg)

Game of two halves this - establishes the story, characters and atmosphere extremely well, then does very little with them.  Disappointing.  Chan-wook Park is a director of considerable technical chops but for me he can't see out a story for its duration.  He's like a formidable shred guitarist who can't write a great song...I've tried Oldboy more than once and I still don't see what the fuss is about.  :-\
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on April 27, 2014, 11:55:21 am
The Bridge - Season 2

Fantastic from the off.  Love the bleak cinematography - everything appears a shade of grey and steely blue. 
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on April 27, 2014, 15:47:17 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on April 27, 2014, 11:55:21 am
The Bridge - Season 2

Fantastic from the off.  Love the bleak cinematography - everything appears a shade of grey and steely blue.


If anything the characters are even better second time round...enjoy !
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on April 27, 2014, 21:13:36 pm
American restoration. Love the stuff they do on this show. I'd love a 1950s Pepsi machine, they look "awesome".
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on April 28, 2014, 09:28:39 am
Toy Story 3. Watched it twice this weekend. Genius.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on April 28, 2014, 14:36:51 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on April 28, 2014, 09:28:39 am
Toy Story 3. Watched it twice this weekend. Genius.


I have that recorded in HD from  a few nights back. Will have to gird my loins before watching it though. Gutted me like a fish at the cinema it did.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on April 28, 2014, 14:45:56 pm
I saw Toy Story 3 for the first time only a few months ago - had me in bits.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on April 28, 2014, 16:02:23 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on April 28, 2014, 14:45:56 pm
I saw Toy Story 3 for the first time only a few months ago - had me in bits.


Ditto
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on April 28, 2014, 16:19:07 pm
It is indeed the rock upon which many a stiff lip has been trembled.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on April 29, 2014, 16:48:53 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on April 28, 2014, 14:36:51 pm
I have that recorded in HD from  a few nights back. Will have to gird my loins before watching it though. Gutted me like a fish at the cinema it did.

Yes indeed. Not a dry eye in the house when we saw it at the cinema. The ending did me again twice at the weekend!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on May 06, 2014, 15:58:21 pm
Thor - The Dark World. Excellent fun. Special mention to the Marvel "One Shot" short "Hail the King" with Ben Kingsley reprising his role as Trevor. The actor hired to portray "The Mandarin" by the villain in Iron Man 3. The short focusses on Trevor being interviewed while in jail. Kingsley's wry wit and comedic timing is utterly marvellous and he quite comfortably steals the show with the best performance on the whole bluray although Tom Hiddlestone as Loki is once again thoroughly conniving, treacherous and yet grippingly charismatic.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on May 10, 2014, 19:37:18 pm
Watched a film called FROZEN last night. Disturbing but enjoyable.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on May 10, 2014, 22:57:00 pm
Quote from: zoony on May 10, 2014, 19:37:18 pm
Watched a film called FROZEN last night. Disturbing but enjoyable.

Ah, the other one.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on May 11, 2014, 10:48:22 am
Eurovision last night. Bizarre, bonkers and brilliant.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on May 11, 2014, 10:55:44 am
fecking load of tired out of date wank, in my professional opinion.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on May 11, 2014, 11:04:40 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 11, 2014, 10:55:44 am
fecking load of tired out of date wank, in my professional opinion.

Prog rock? Yes.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 11, 2014, 11:26:47 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 11, 2014, 10:55:44 am
fecking load of tired out of date wank, in my professional opinion.

Same in my amateur opinion.

Wogan got out of it at the right time. It's beyond parody now.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 11, 2014, 13:54:57 pm
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on May 11, 2014, 11:26:47 am
Same in my amateur opinion.

Wogan got out of it at the right time. It's beyond parody now.
yeah complete shit.. FInland should have won.. only thing that resembled a song...
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Post by: captainkurtz on May 11, 2014, 16:41:24 pm
 
Quote from: Andy42g on May 11, 2014, 11:04:40 am
Prog rock? Yes.

  ::) I don't really like that either, for the most part.  But at least there is some degree of talent there.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 12, 2014, 10:06:33 am
The Railway Man
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on May 12, 2014, 10:21:22 am
Quote from: Fishy on May 12, 2014, 10:06:33 am
The Railway Man

Any good?  It asrrived this week from Lovefilm.

Here - De Niro and Pfeiffer in mob comedy flick - The Family.  Meh.  Ok.  Still have 30 mins left to watch.  Pfeiffer is still onme of the most attractive women on earth, though.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 12, 2014, 10:40:14 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 12, 2014, 10:21:22 am
Any good?  It asrrived this week from Lovefilm.




yep i loved it... top performances from all the cast... quite a moving ending...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on May 12, 2014, 10:40:56 am
Quote from: Fishy on May 12, 2014, 10:40:14 am
quite a moving ending...

Did you cry?  :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 12, 2014, 10:48:01 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 12, 2014, 10:40:56 am
Did you cry?  :)


of course not... hard as nails me... ;D :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
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Post by: captainkurtz on May 12, 2014, 10:56:30 am
 ;D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on May 12, 2014, 11:00:59 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 12, 2014, 10:21:22 am
Pfeiffer is still onme.....

We all know that wasn't really a mis-type...  ;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on May 12, 2014, 11:07:50 am
 ;D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on May 12, 2014, 11:42:58 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on May 11, 2014, 11:26:47 am
Same in my amateur opinion.

We had a great laugh watching it on Saturday with the kids. It's just brilliant lunacy.

QuoteWogan got out of it at the right time.

Yup - before senility set in. Graham Norton is just right.

QuoteIt's beyond parody now.

I think that's kind of the point.  ::)


Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 12, 2014, 14:42:46 pm
Whodunnit

Thames TVshow  with Jon pertwee

Remember watching  this as a kid..brilliant...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on May 12, 2014, 22:49:19 pm
Quote from: Fishy on May 12, 2014, 14:42:46 pm
Whodunnit

Thames TVshow  with Jon pertwee

Remember watching  this as a kid..brilliant...

Bloody hell Fishy, that's a blast from the past!  8)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 13, 2014, 09:43:20 am
Quote from: Straight Shooter on May 12, 2014, 22:49:19 pm
Bloody hell Fishy, that's a blast from the past!  8)


yeah dated as hell..but bloody good fun...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on May 13, 2014, 10:46:44 am
The bridge season 2 disc 2

Fab.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on May 13, 2014, 20:59:52 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 13, 2014, 10:46:44 am
The bridge season 2 disc 2

Fab.


Indeed it is....Saga Noren (sp?) gets better and better...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on May 13, 2014, 21:42:35 pm
Quote from: Bez on May 13, 2014, 20:59:52 pm
Indeed it is....Saga Noren (sp?) gets better and better...

great character, beautifully played. 
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 18, 2014, 11:16:35 am
Watched Inception last night

bloody hell i thought my brain was going to implode...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on May 18, 2014, 11:31:35 am
THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN. Brad has got Alicia into these Spiderman films, big time.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 19, 2014, 10:27:40 am
Rubicon
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on May 19, 2014, 17:32:10 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/bd/BLACKFISH_Film_Poster.jpg/220px-BLACKFISH_Film_Poster.jpg)

Blackfish. Broadcast as Storyville on BBC about the captive orcas at Seaworld. Horrible stuff. Focusing mainly on this poor individual:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilikum_(orca)
We humans really can be cruel and ignorant.  So pleased I refused to go to Seaworld when I had the chance.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on May 28, 2014, 16:18:31 pm
Finally got to see The Wolf of Wall Street last night. Belting.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 28, 2014, 16:30:54 pm
more Rubicon...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on May 29, 2014, 19:28:51 pm
Day Watch (Dnevnoy Dozor)

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMzExNTgzMTg4Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMTY0Nzc2._V1_SX214_AL_.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: new_mercury on May 30, 2014, 22:53:47 pm
watching High Fidelity, picked it up for £1 and it's been a while since I've seen it............
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on June 02, 2014, 12:21:07 pm
Nothing much. No Sky at the new house. And no signal via the normal aerial :) Chatting among ourselves in the meantime.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on June 02, 2014, 12:34:26 pm
more Rubicon
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on June 04, 2014, 10:17:17 am
and finishing off Rubicon.. great series..bit of a slow burner....pity it got binned after one season...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on June 04, 2014, 23:43:31 pm
Veep - season 2
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on June 05, 2014, 08:21:36 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on June 04, 2014, 23:43:31 pm
Veep - season 2


Excellent stuff, the writing retained its high standard pretty much all the way through S2...Dreyfuss is HOT !
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on June 05, 2014, 10:00:54 am
Quote from: Bez on June 05, 2014, 08:21:36 am
...Dreyfuss is HOT !


I so would.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on June 05, 2014, 11:01:10 am
Quote from: Bez on June 05, 2014, 08:21:36 am
Excellent stuff, the writing retained its high standard pretty much all the way through S2...Dreyfuss is HOT !

Perfect casting and script....very very funny.  And Dreyfuss proves my oft-discussed hypothesis about women in the 50's - she's stunning.  Do you remember the early days of Seinfeld?  Who would have guessed?  :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on June 05, 2014, 15:43:34 pm
Quote from: Bez on June 05, 2014, 08:21:36 am
..Dreyfuss is HOT !


God yes.... ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on June 05, 2014, 18:52:32 pm
Don't think I saw all of S2.
I would too, but not after any of you lot.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on June 05, 2014, 22:52:45 pm
Been watching the first season of 24 with my son.  He's absolutely loving it so we'll probably go through the entire 7? seasons.  Love the Sky on Demand service
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on June 10, 2014, 12:23:03 pm
Quote from: döm on June 05, 2014, 22:52:45 pm
Been watching the first season of 24 with my son.  He's absolutely loving it so we'll probably go through the entire 7? seasons.  Love the Sky on Demand service


It is an excellent facility.
Started watching Orange is the New Black last night. I'm going to enjoy it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on June 13, 2014, 09:52:41 am
Beyond the Law/Fixing the Shadow. Better than I thought it would be. Charlie Sheen is actually not bad in this.

(http://s1.discshop.se/img/front_200/106956/beyond_the_law_fixing_the_shadow.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on June 16, 2014, 12:39:07 pm
Watched Sightseers again after the England game. Brilliant film. Catch up on The Americans yesterday evening. Still excellent: 2 to go in season 2.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on June 16, 2014, 12:42:19 pm
erm...football  :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on June 16, 2014, 14:23:08 pm
Jack Ryan
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on June 16, 2014, 16:07:56 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on June 16, 2014, 12:39:07 pm
Watched Sightseers again after the England game. Brilliant film.

Couldn't watch it. Hated it.

Didn't like Kill List either.

I have no question that Wheatley is a talented director, but the movies are not for me.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on June 16, 2014, 17:35:31 pm
I thought Sightseers was very over-rated tbh.  Had its moments but lived off its hype for me.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on June 16, 2014, 18:37:31 pm
I thought it was funny as feck.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on June 17, 2014, 10:30:45 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 16, 2014, 17:35:31 pm
I thought Sightseers was very over-rated tbh.  Had its moments but lived off its hype for me.

Never caught the hype as we saw the film early on. Just liked it a lot. It features one of the best endings of a film ever IMHO.
And there's the quotable lines: "Mint Me" "That's not my vagina!" etc
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on June 17, 2014, 17:41:48 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on June 17, 2014, 10:30:45 am
Never caught the hype as we saw the film early on. Just liked it a lot. It features one of the best endings of a film ever IMHO.
And there's the quotable lines: "Mint Me" "That's not my vagina!" etc


Yes, a good ending.  Some good lines - I remember one making me laugh after he'd bashed that guy's head in.  Maybe I should revisit. :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on June 22, 2014, 02:36:54 am
(http://ultimatereviews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Alpha-Dog.jpg)

Possibly the most miscast film I've ever seen. Emile Hirsch awful, Justin Trousesnake pretty good, Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone under used. Script terrible. Direction average. 3/10 (would have been less without Trousersnake).
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on June 22, 2014, 15:44:13 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on June 22, 2014, 02:36:54 am
(http://ultimatereviews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Alpha-Dog.jpg)

Possibly the most miscast film I've ever seen. Emile Hirsch awful, Justin Trousesnake pretty good, Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone under used. Script terrible. Direction average. 3/10 (would have been less without Trousersnake).


JT is proving to be a genuinely talented chap. Bet he's directing inside 5 years.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on June 25, 2014, 09:38:03 am
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6a/Synecdoche%2C_New_York_poster.jpg/215px-Synecdoche%2C_New_York_poster.jpg)

Bloody hell. Enjoyed it - i think! A strange journey through the strange mind of Charlie Kaufman. Had to look up some of the symbolism after we'd finished... One of those films that teeters on the edge of utter brilliance and completely up it's own arse shite, but some amazing stuff in there and of course Philip Seymour Hoffman is brilliant throughout.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on June 25, 2014, 18:08:03 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on June 25, 2014, 09:38:03 am
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6a/Synecdoche%2C_New_York_poster.jpg/215px-Synecdoche%2C_New_York_poster.jpg)

Bloody hell. Enjoyed it - i think! A strange journey through the strange mind of Charlie Kaufman. Had to look up some of the symbolism after we'd finished... One of those films that teeters on the edge of utter brilliance and completely up it's own arse shite, but some amazing stuff in there and of course Philip Seymour Hoffman is brilliant throughout.

fecking hated that.  If you had to look up some of the symbolism afterwards, its obviously pretentious wank.  I have a terrible habit of having to watch all of a film even if I'm hating it.  I think I watched that in about 10 instalments.

Glad you enjoyed it though, Andy.  :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on June 26, 2014, 10:10:30 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on June 25, 2014, 18:08:03 pm
If you had to look up some of the symbolism afterwards, its obviously pretentious wank. 

So, if you don't 100% understand something then it's obviously pretentious wank? Not sure I agree with that at all. It was actually interesting joining the dots afterwards, and I really didn't feel like I'd been manipulated or cheated if you know what I mean.

QuoteI have a terrible habit of having to watch all of a film even if I'm hating it.

Yes - I can do that too. But with this there was so much going on that I enjoyed trying to keep up with it; how it looked; the wild invention; the performances etc. Much to enjoy, even if we did both look at each other once every so often and go "WTF?"  :)

My two total pretentious wank films of all time are Magnolia and Eyes Wide Shut.  I understood exactlly what was going on in both but still they are just way way way up their own arses. Hah - and I've sat through them both more than once!

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on June 27, 2014, 12:44:59 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on June 26, 2014, 10:10:30 amMy two total pretentious wank films of all time are Magnolia and Eyes Wide Shut.  I understood exactlly what was going on in both but still they are just way way way up their own arses. Hah - and I've sat through them both more than once!


Magnolia - yes.  EWS - no.  EWS is very good indeed, because Kubrick was a bona fide genius who never did anything wrong.  And the music is by Shostakovich - what's not to love? :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on June 27, 2014, 12:51:49 pm
Memento - A degree in proctology right there.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on June 27, 2014, 13:03:46 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on June 27, 2014, 12:51:49 pm
Memento - A degree in proctology right there.


One of Nolan's best, undoubtedly.  I believe an "Easter Egg" is the film in chronological sequence.  Doesn't work at all - other than to prove the point how ingenious the "proper" version is. :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on June 27, 2014, 15:31:31 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 27, 2014, 13:03:46 pm
One of Nolan's best, undoubtedly.  I believe an "Easter Egg" is the film in chronological sequence.  Doesn't work at all - other than to prove the point how ingenious the "proper" version is. :)

And it really is ingenious. Great film.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on June 27, 2014, 15:33:38 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 27, 2014, 12:44:59 pm
EWS - no.  EWS is very good indeed, because Kubrick was a bona fide genius who never did anything wrong. 

I think senility was kicking in at the end there. There's Kubrick greatness in AI too but it was verging on the ridiculous. Not even Speilberg managed to rein that one in.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on June 27, 2014, 15:56:41 pm
Quote from: Andy42g on June 27, 2014, 15:33:38 pm
I think senility was kicking in at the end there. There's Kubrick greatness in AI too but it was verging on the ridiculous. Not even Speilberg managed to rein that one in.


I originally thought that AI suffered from Spielberg's involvement with that seemingly tacked on sentimental ending.  But apparently it was all as Kubrick intended...which I still find difficult to believe.  :-\
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on June 27, 2014, 22:12:54 pm
I never liked Memento. I see the point of it and I kind of like the idea, but for some reason it's just not my kind of film.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on June 28, 2014, 16:31:13 pm
Wonderfalls
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Andy42g on June 28, 2014, 18:28:43 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 27, 2014, 15:56:41 pm
I originally thought that AI suffered from Spielberg's involvement with that seemingly tacked on sentimental ending.  But apparently it was all as Kubrick intended...which I still find difficult to believe.  :-\

Having seen it a couple of time on the telly since sitting through it at the cinema I think it does need that ending for some kind of closure for the robot kid. But it does drag on a bit, which is a pity as the rest of the film really is pretty fabulous.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on June 30, 2014, 09:08:52 am
SCOOBY DOO - MONSTERS UNLEASHED.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on June 30, 2014, 11:10:57 am
Quote from: Andy42g on June 28, 2014, 18:28:43 pmHaving seen it a couple of time on the telly since sitting through it at the cinema I think it does need that ending for some kind of closure for the robot kid. But it does drag on a bit, which is a pity as the rest of the film really is pretty fabulous.


Agreed; but the bit where I thought it might - possibly should - end seems much more "Kubrickian".
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on June 30, 2014, 11:20:02 am
AI is very good indeed but it's not an easy watch. Summary - Mankind is poo and will go extinct.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on July 06, 2014, 11:42:29 am
Old reruns of Dr. Who on the horror channel. The daughter loves them.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on July 06, 2014, 20:48:44 pm
The Sky 3 part thingy about a team of celebs riding stage one of the TDF....Riding the Dales ?

Well worth tracking down.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on July 07, 2014, 07:54:55 am
We have Criminal Minds on permanently. Couple that with kids TV, I never get to watch anything.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on July 09, 2014, 12:51:59 pm
Recorded RED on Film4 last night and also the pilot of new sci-fi "100". The first I have heard good things about, the second I will reserve judgement on until I have seen it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on July 09, 2014, 15:03:47 pm
Saw the Armstrong Lie the other evening.  Fascinating stuff
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on July 09, 2014, 15:10:28 pm
Wonderfalls
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on July 09, 2014, 23:31:48 pm
Quote from: döm on July 09, 2014, 15:03:47 pm
Saw the Armstrong Lie the other evening.  Fascinating stuff


Got the 2 LA docs to watch tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on July 11, 2014, 12:44:05 pm
Watched RED last night for the first time on Film4. Very funny. Excellent turns from all cast members. John Malkovich in particular was hilarious. Looking forward to seeing the sequel now.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on July 11, 2014, 12:45:24 pm
Tonight's viewing shall be "The Raid". Film4 first showing. Might have a nap before hand. This film knackered me at the cinema!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on July 11, 2014, 15:51:05 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on July 11, 2014, 12:45:24 pm
Tonight's viewing shall be "The Raid". Film4 first showing. Might have a nap before hand. This film knackered me at the cinema!


Excellent. Thanks for the warning. Not on Sky on Demand or Netflix so never seen it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on July 12, 2014, 08:28:40 am
I fecking hate Mama Mia. Streep and Walters are get actresses, but They are beyond annoying in this.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on July 13, 2014, 11:47:21 am
Storage hunters on Dave. Got quite into this lately.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on July 13, 2014, 13:41:28 pm
Transcendence
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on July 14, 2014, 13:43:33 pm
Have to say I really enjoyed RED. Quite keen to see the sequel now. Great cast and all played to maximum black comedy effect. Brian Cox and John Malkovich were particularly enjoyable. Reminded me of Gross Point Blank at times which is no bad thing.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on July 14, 2014, 16:41:16 pm
PARENTAL GUIDANCE.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on July 15, 2014, 17:22:29 pm
Clockwork Angels Tour blu-ray - only just bought it after all this time.  I notice some of the usual suspects wangled their way onto the tour doc. ::)  ;)

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on July 15, 2014, 21:01:25 pm
Mamma fecking Mia it's sent me back to the proper ABBA music though, which is brilliant if you can separate it from a hen party and wedding disco context.
Knowing me, knowing you is particularly wonderful. Great arrangement and production.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on July 15, 2014, 21:26:12 pm
Quote from: JonL on July 15, 2014, 21:01:25 pm
Knowing me, knowing you is particularly wonderful.

Yes, it is.

Eagle is one of my favourites  :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on July 23, 2014, 10:44:48 am
Started Breaking Bad last night. Itching to watch more.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on July 23, 2014, 15:56:17 pm
Last night it was Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle in "The Guard". Loved every last sweary second of it. Hilarious film! :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on July 23, 2014, 16:01:44 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on July 23, 2014, 15:56:17 pm
Last night it was Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle in "The Guard". Loved every last sweary second of it. Hilarious film! :)

Fanstastic film, that.

Watched the first 20 minutes of this last night, before falling asleep on the couch.

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRihCRwWMnZW74luL78o44LsxhP83SdMyrnFxc0_d3r7Z5CrErBDw)

Loved what I saw and looking forward to watching the rest of it.  (probably in 20 minute chunks  ::))
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on July 23, 2014, 18:17:05 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on July 23, 2014, 15:56:17 pm
Last night it was Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle in "The Guard". Loved every last sweary second of it. Hilarious film! :)


That's one of those films that was universally critically adored and everyone seems to like but when I saw it in the cinema I just didn't see what the fuss was about.  Much like Sightseers.  Maybe I should re-try both at home one Friday night with a few tins...? :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on July 23, 2014, 19:09:11 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 23, 2014, 18:17:05 pm
That's one of those films that was universally critically adored and everyone seems to like but when I saw it in the cinema I just didn't see what the fuss was about.  Much like Sightseers.  Maybe I should re-try both at home one Friday night with a few tins...? :)

I loved both of those.  Its a matter of taste, I suppose.  I remember 'Sideways' was universally adored and I just thought it was wank.
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Post by: Matt2112 on July 23, 2014, 21:48:54 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on July 23, 2014, 19:09:11 pm
I loved both of those.  Its a matter of taste, I suppose.  I remember 'Sideways' was universally adored and I just thought it was wank.


I thought Sideways was great. QED.  :)
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Post by: captainkurtz on July 23, 2014, 22:10:04 pm
Sheesh.  You've got shit tastes in films, Matt.  :P
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Post by: JonL on July 24, 2014, 11:19:30 am
Mamma fecking Mia.

Lego movie is going on soon though.
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Post by: JonL on July 24, 2014, 12:13:32 pm
Everything is awesome!
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Post by: Bez on July 24, 2014, 13:46:56 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 23, 2014, 21:48:54 pm
I thought Sideways was great. QED.  :)


Fantastic film the first time I saw it.....annoyed the feck out of me on repeat.....
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Post by: captainkurtz on July 24, 2014, 23:37:38 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on July 23, 2014, 16:01:44 pm
Fanstastic film, that.

Watched the first 20 minutes of this last night, before falling asleep on the couch.

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRihCRwWMnZW74luL78o44LsxhP83SdMyrnFxc0_d3r7Z5CrErBDw)

Loved what I saw and looking forward to watching the rest of it.  (probably in 20 minute chunks  ::))

Beautiful film.
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Post by: captainkurtz on July 24, 2014, 23:47:43 pm
Weirdly...from the people whose sideways....
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Post by: JonL on July 25, 2014, 11:03:50 am
Watched The Ruins last night. Thought it was ok, pretty gory.
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Post by: zoony on August 03, 2014, 15:28:34 pm
JAWS 2. Alicia has started to get into the Jaws films now.
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Post by: JonL on August 03, 2014, 18:22:11 pm
Step up 2 the streets.
Awful, hackneyed story, makes High School Musical look cutting edge, but the choreography is stunning.
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Post by: captainkurtz on August 03, 2014, 23:53:12 pm
Metro Manila

Excellent.
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Post by: JonL on August 05, 2014, 11:29:45 am
Fargo. Last episode to watch tonight.
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Post by: döm on August 05, 2014, 12:31:30 pm
Quote from: JonL on August 05, 2014, 11:29:45 am
Fargo. Last episode to watch tonight.


I have 2 to go - really enjoying it.  I wasn't convinced by Martin Freeman to begin with but he has been absolutely brilliant in the role.  Great casting all round come to that.
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Post by: Fishy on August 05, 2014, 13:24:05 pm
more 24...
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Post by: JonL on August 06, 2014, 12:29:30 pm
Watched some of We're The Millers last night, laughed my tits off. Watching it all tonight.
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Post by: Matt2112 on August 06, 2014, 13:39:07 pm
Quote from: JonL on August 06, 2014, 12:29:30 pm
Watched some of We're The Millers last night, laughed my tits off. Watching it all tonight.


Enjoyed that at the cinema.  Seemed to be generally under-rated at the time. :)
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Post by: JonL on August 08, 2014, 01:19:31 am
Mistaken For Strangers.

Documentary about The National, by the singer's brother who's a bit of a waster. The singer's love for his brother shines through.
The main point for me though is that I found out that I really like the band.
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Post by: Analog RH on August 21, 2014, 17:31:59 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-a-rUlsIbMzg/Te39LLOc0HI/AAAAAAAAAq8/vgbdKTnM_zk/s1600/the-killing-pilot%255B1%255D.jpg)
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Post by: JonL on August 23, 2014, 23:35:25 pm
Currently watching the AMs at Reading.
Just watched Paramore again. Never heard them before, but thought their set was really enjoyable. If I was a teenage lad, Hayley Williams would give me fuzzy feelings below.

Going to watch QOTSA again too, blistering. Would love an audio copy of that set.
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Post by: Captain Ron on August 26, 2014, 00:19:35 am
Tucker and Dale vs Evil. Great little comedy horror that I recorded the other night. Enjoyed it so much that I've just ordered the bluray.
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Post by: JonL on August 26, 2014, 00:42:44 am
Back into Mad Men, S 3.
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Post by: JonL on August 26, 2014, 13:56:38 pm
1D film.
Quite watchable, seem like nice lads.
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Post by: captainkurtz on August 26, 2014, 15:00:31 pm
Wolf Van Halen met them in a lift in Birmingham and said they were rude and obnoxious...
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Post by: Matt2112 on August 26, 2014, 17:00:00 pm
Quote from: JonL on August 26, 2014, 13:56:38 pm
1D film.
Quite watchable, seem like nice lads.


The film editor deserves an Oscar then.
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Post by: Straight Shooter on August 26, 2014, 17:46:18 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 26, 2014, 17:00:00 pm
The film editor deserves an Oscar then.

And it's only 1D.......


:P
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Post by: JonL on August 26, 2014, 21:20:42 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 26, 2014, 15:00:31 pm
Wolf Van Halen met them in a lift in Birmingham and said they were rude and obnoxious...


Bet his dad has been in the past.
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Post by: JonL on August 26, 2014, 21:21:37 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on August 26, 2014, 17:46:18 pm
And it's only 1D.......


:P


Bodum Tish.
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Post by: captainkurtz on August 27, 2014, 08:30:37 am
Quote from: JonL on August 26, 2014, 21:20:42 pm
Bet his dad has been in the past.

Totally.
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Post by: Matt2112 on August 27, 2014, 10:47:00 am
Quote from: JonL on August 26, 2014, 21:20:42 pm
Bet his dad has been in the past.


He's excused on the grounds of being an utter genius and not a karaoke singer.  Comes with the territory sometimes.  :)
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Post by: captainkurtz on August 27, 2014, 14:52:18 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 27, 2014, 10:47:00 am
He's excused on the grounds of being an utter genius and not a karaoke singer.  Comes with the territory sometimes.  :)

Theres  a story in the Kurt Cobain biog about him turning up at a Nirvana gig in 1993 absolutely smashed and begging to play.  When Cobain said there were'nt any spare guitars, he apparently said, 'just give me the Mexican's' - a reference to Pat Smear.  Cobain walked out in disgust.   ???
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Post by: Matt2112 on August 27, 2014, 17:18:37 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 27, 2014, 14:52:18 pm
Theres  a story in the Kurt Cobain biog about him turning up at a Nirvana gig in 1993 absolutely smashed and begging to play.  When Cobain said there were'nt any spare guitars, he apparently said, 'just give me the Mexican's' - a reference to Pat Smear.  Cobain walked out in disgust.   ???


I'll have to do a Douglas Adams then and revise that to "mostly excused". ::)  ;)
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Post by: JonL on August 28, 2014, 10:55:10 am
Watched Devil last night. Enjoyed it.
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Post by: captainkurtz on August 30, 2014, 11:00:04 am
Cheap thrills

Black comedy, slightly gross.  A good watch.
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Post by: captainkurtz on August 31, 2014, 18:48:28 pm
A long way down

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, Toni Collette, Piers Brosnan and, er, another actress play 4 people who plan their suicide at the same location at the same time.  A Nick Hornby adaptation and it feels like one.  Decent enough.
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Post by: JonL on September 01, 2014, 21:28:44 pm
Got up to date with Veep yesterday. Christopher Meloni is a revelation in a comic role.
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Post by: Gary L. Grape on September 04, 2014, 17:34:54 pm
Finally I received The Complete Series of Breaking Bad so I can start watching it. It'd better be good, everyone I know has told me I need to watch it.
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Post by: captainkurtz on September 04, 2014, 17:54:29 pm
The Stag.

Irish comedy.  Not funny.  Stopped watching after 25 minutes.
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Post by: Captain Ron on September 04, 2014, 21:35:00 pm
Borrowed Rise of the Planet of the Apes  on bluray from a work colleague. Very impressed. Especially with how it ties the rise of the apes to the original Heston movie. Hopefully catch the sequel at the cinema at the weekend.
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Post by: Bez on September 07, 2014, 23:48:11 pm
Stammer School

A one off follow up to Educating Yorkshire and the story of Musharaf....had me close to tears
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Post by: Japes on September 10, 2014, 21:37:39 pm
My recent birthday saw a surprise pressie of the bluray collection of all the James Bond movies so that's me sorted for a while  8)
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Post by: JonL on September 11, 2014, 08:03:25 am
Quote from: Japes on September 10, 2014, 21:37:39 pm
My recent birthday saw a surprise pressie of the bluray collection of all the James Bond movies so that's me sorted for a while  8)


I got that when it came out. Still haven't sat through them all.
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Post by: Fishy on September 12, 2014, 17:52:36 pm
Last season of boardwalk empire
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Post by: Ali on September 12, 2014, 22:18:21 pm
Made in Japan - on BBC 4 now
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Post by: JonL on September 13, 2014, 00:22:51 am
Breaking Bad.
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Post by: Fishy on September 16, 2014, 10:57:19 am
back to sky box set 24 series 2....
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Post by: captainkurtz on September 17, 2014, 09:13:23 am
Blue Ruin

Ambiguous, low budget, unsettling.

Very good.
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Post by: Fishy on September 20, 2014, 09:56:09 am
Polished off S2 of 24 last night.. all very silly but good fun...
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Post by: Fishy on September 21, 2014, 11:32:14 am
started 24 S3 last night.. four episodes in...
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Post by: captainkurtz on September 21, 2014, 14:03:26 pm
What Maisie knew

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Post by: Fishy on September 21, 2014, 14:26:49 pm
Watched some thing on iplayer about the making and trials/troubles of Blade Runner... good stuff :)
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Post by: JonL on September 21, 2014, 15:37:03 pm
Quote from: Fishy on September 21, 2014, 14:26:49 pm
Watched some thing on iplayer about the making and trials/troubles of Blade Runner... good stuff :)

Dangerous Days?
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Post by: Fishy on September 21, 2014, 20:04:58 pm
Quote from: JonL on September 21, 2014, 15:37:03 pm
Dangerous Days?


thats the one
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Post by: captainkurtz on September 25, 2014, 11:27:09 am
Worlds Greatest Dad

A fairly recentish Robin Williams black comedy.  Very good and all the more poigniant given what happened to RW...
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Post by: captainkurtz on September 28, 2014, 10:06:57 am
Injustice
Brilliant David & Goliath legal drama based on a true story - the 2 male leads are excellent.  Recommended.


Wolf Creek 2
Enjoyed the first one, but this one is too much - overly explicit and lacking the tension of the original.
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Post by: Analog RH on September 28, 2014, 22:54:48 pm
Seven Psychopaths.

Bizarre little movie made eminently watchable by Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelsom, Colin Farrell and the legend that is Christopher Walken.
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Post by: Matt2112 on September 28, 2014, 23:12:27 pm
What's Eating Gilbert Grape

First time seen, most notable for a quite stunning (Oscar nominated) performance from a young Leo DiCaprio as a mentally handicapped teenager.
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Post by: captainkurtz on September 28, 2014, 23:22:13 pm
Saw that at the cinema in 1994...I remember thinking that Di Caprio would have a brilliant career....
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Post by: captainkurtz on September 30, 2014, 16:17:30 pm
Drive Along

Watchable buddy cop film starring Ice Cube and some other dude.
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Post by: JonL on October 01, 2014, 08:14:40 am
Mary Poppins again.
Julie Andrews was a good looking woman, never thought about it before.
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Post by: döm on October 01, 2014, 10:58:46 am
Saw Dragonfly with Kevin Costner, recorded it a while back.  Pretty daft stuff really but held my attention.
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Post by: Fishy on October 02, 2014, 15:19:31 pm
Robert Plant @ BAM New York Sept 2014
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Post by: captainkurtz on October 02, 2014, 15:22:02 pm
Quote from: Fishy on October 02, 2014, 15:19:31 pm
Robert Plant @ BAM New York Sept 2014

My brother was at that - said it was great.
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Post by: Fishy on October 02, 2014, 15:38:01 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 02, 2014, 15:22:02 pm
My brother was at that - said it was great.


it looks pretty tasty  :) and No Quarter opening the set...
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Post by: döm on October 02, 2014, 15:42:23 pm
Watching 6th sense as Daniel hadn't seen it before (although not strictly true).  I saw this at the cinema with Louise who was pregnant with Daniel at the time. Doesn't seem that long ago at all. 15 years!!!
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Post by: Fishy on October 03, 2014, 17:05:08 pm
some Beeb iplayer thang about  Prince...
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Post by: Bez on October 08, 2014, 23:21:34 pm
The Tyrant - run of the mill US drama, shows some promise and the women are beautiful....
Gomorrah - Italian crime drama, subtitled. Very good
Bake off - UK reality show that is strangely gripping  ::)
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Post by: captainkurtz on October 09, 2014, 08:16:53 am
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQzMjU3NjY0Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTQ1NDM5MDE@._V1_SX214_AL_.jpg)
Watched the first half hour before falling asleep.  Very good - will watch the rest tonight.  :)
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Post by: döm on October 09, 2014, 09:58:21 am
Just caught the first episode of season 5 of Love/Hate.  Best thing ever to come out of RTE
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Post by: Fishy on October 10, 2014, 10:34:32 am
Finiishing off S3 of 24 and Final season of Boardwalk Empire
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Post by: Fishy on October 13, 2014, 11:07:30 am
S3 of 24 now finished.. started watching the recent Beeb drama The Driver with David Morrisey...
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Post by: Analog RH on October 13, 2014, 16:22:11 pm
Over the weekend

Dracula Untold - first film I've watched in ages where I hadn't seen a single review beforehand. I enjoyed it as a piece of Friday night hokum. It does have major plot holes, some dodgy acting and a script which creaks all the way through. But the positives outweigh the negatives, and Charles Dance is great whenever he's on the screen. Nicely set up for an intriguing sequel too.

The Departed. A firm favourite Chez ARH, but first time Jennifer Hard had seen it. She loved it. So much fun watching Jack Nicholson chew the living daylights out of everything in sight.

2012. Not the first time I've watched it, and this viewing won't be the last. Guilty pleasures eh? I'll get my coat.
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Post by: Fishy on October 25, 2014, 17:10:39 pm
More S4 of 24.. it's  getting a bit shit now really...
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Post by: Analog RH on October 26, 2014, 14:52:20 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d5/The_Code_intertitle.png)

Watched the first episode of this on iPlayer around 9pm last night. Was immediately hooked and watched all six episodes back to back.
Its basically Edge of Darkness set in the Australian outback, but gripping stuff all the same. Definitely work a look.

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Post by: Bez on October 26, 2014, 22:49:39 pm
Cheers for that, got them on the Sky box to watch.....
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Post by: Jonners on October 27, 2014, 10:31:12 am
the Knick

Its quite gruesome
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Post by: Straight Shooter on November 01, 2014, 11:34:37 am
Transferring this week's 'Later' episodes onto DVD  ::)

First hearing of some new Counting Crows tunes ahead of Glasgow's gig tomorrow night...
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Post by: Fishy on November 04, 2014, 14:40:11 pm
more 24.. almost finished S4 thank feck...
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Post by: Ali on November 06, 2014, 01:48:50 am
Radiohead - King of Limbs (live from the basement)
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 06, 2014, 09:56:45 am
The who - isle of wight
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Post by: Bez on November 06, 2014, 23:24:52 pm
Peaky Blinders, series 2.

The accents are still dodgy, but its entertaining stuff
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Post by: Ali on November 08, 2014, 01:01:57 am
Cheap Trick - Silver
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Post by: JonL on November 08, 2014, 10:07:51 am
Sonic Highways pt2, inner Ear
Was looking forward to this one, Trouble Funk, Ian McKaye, Dischord. Great stuff.
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 09, 2014, 13:50:32 pm
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzmvOiOqu36CX1Tnc1S-H2O7ahDknJ9KrKkJ60Tz-hglsL-qoA)

Enjoyable, loosely plotted, character/dialogue driven....good stuff.
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Post by: JonL on November 09, 2014, 20:38:08 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 09, 2014, 13:50:32 pm
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzmvOiOqu36CX1Tnc1S-H2O7ahDknJ9KrKkJ60Tz-hglsL-qoA)

Enjoyable, loosely plotted, character/dialogue driven....good stuff.


Sofia's in it, so it's worth a watch.
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 09, 2014, 21:29:13 pm
Yep - very strong cast and great performances all around.
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 10, 2014, 00:04:33 am
The raid 2

Better than the first one...great stuff.
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Post by: Captain Ron on November 11, 2014, 14:28:10 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 10, 2014, 00:04:33 am
The raid 2

Better than the first one...great stuff.


That one is on my todo list. I wouldn't say I loved the first one, more endured it! It was literally one of the most punishing, wince enducing breathless films I have watched.
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 12, 2014, 17:06:55 pm
I watched alot of the sequel through gritted teeth and narrowed eyelids.  Its pretty full-on.  But its a more complex and thus fulfilling film.  Def worthy of seeking out.
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Post by: Matt2112 on November 12, 2014, 17:11:58 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 10, 2014, 00:04:33 am
The raid 2

Better than the first one...great stuff.


Haven't seen the sequel - I plan to remedy that soon - but was blown away by the first one.  Terrific stuff.
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Post by: Captain Ron on November 17, 2014, 14:17:13 pm
Watched two classics at the weekend back to back. Spielberg's "The Colour Purple" and Raimi's "Evil Dead 2". Both enormously good though extremely different forms of entertainment.

I see Bruce Campbell is reprising his role of Ash in a forthcoming Evil Dead spin off TV series. Awesomeness!! :)
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 17, 2014, 14:53:53 pm
The Railway Man - brilliant adaptation of a very moving and inspiration story.
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Post by: JonL on November 18, 2014, 16:52:57 pm
Clare's got LOST on every time I come in the room. It holds zero interest for me. She's getting really excited about the way the stories are intertwined, and I suppose it's quite cleverly done, but it's still just pretty people (and Hurley) in a jungle to me.
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Post by: DavidL on November 18, 2014, 18:17:04 pm
Watched the final 'Speed with Guy Martin' yesterday. Enjoyed every one - interesting from an engineering point of view and dramatic at times too!

Great telly IMHO
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Post by: Bez on November 18, 2014, 18:22:24 pm
Quote from: JonL on November 18, 2014, 16:52:57 pm
Clare's got LOST on every time I come in the room. It holds zero interest for me. She's getting really excited about the way the stories are intertwined, and I suppose it's quite cleverly done, but it's still just pretty people (and Hurley) in a jungle to me.


Which season is she up to....it does get very silly at times later on...
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Post by: Bez on November 18, 2014, 18:23:03 pm
Quote from: DavidL on November 18, 2014, 18:17:04 pm
Watched the final 'Speed with Guy Martin' yesterday. Enjoyed every one - interesting from an engineering point of view and dramatic at times too!

Great telly IMHO


Last one was good....

"if a lass can pull it of course I'm going to have a go....!"
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Post by: DavidL on November 18, 2014, 18:44:52 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 18, 2014, 18:23:03 pm
Last one was good....

"if a lass can pull it of course I'm going to have a go....!"
There was a sprinkling of sexist comments throughout - all innocent stuff though  :-\

Best was when the two girls were pushing the bob-sleigh with Guy in and he turned to the cameramen 'strategically' positioned behind and said "Eh up, you only wan te look at thur backsides"!

(one of those arses was a cracker, it has to be said  ;D)
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Post by: Straight Shooter on November 23, 2014, 21:21:03 pm
David Bowie - Serious Moonlight

Strewth - 31 years ago!
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Post by: Captain Ron on November 24, 2014, 12:18:11 pm
Classic from 1974. Art Carney's oscar winning performance in "Harry and Tonto". Love that wee film.
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Post by: Jonners on November 24, 2014, 12:22:42 pm
Fish-Feast of Consequences

Very good album
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Post by: Fishy on November 24, 2014, 12:36:35 pm
24 Series 5
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Post by: GlezgaRed on November 25, 2014, 11:39:03 am
Couple of Sci-fi films this past week.....

The Signal (9/10), a superb film that I really enjoyed !!

Edge of Tomorrow (7.5/10), standard Tom Cruise easy to watch romp !!
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Post by: Captain Ron on November 25, 2014, 22:00:55 pm
Iron Man 3 bluray. Better than I remembered it at the cinema.
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Post by: Fishy on November 26, 2014, 10:37:47 am
more 24 series 5. this whole thing really comes down to a few things

Kiefer shouts a lot, usually "tell me where the bomb is ?"
The daughter gets kidnapped a lot
There always a baddie working near the President
Some new boss bloke arrives @ CTU and pisses people off..
There's always a baddie working in CTU
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Post by: JonL on November 27, 2014, 16:10:05 pm
Quote from: Fishy on November 26, 2014, 10:37:47 am
more 24 series 5. this whole thing really comes down to a few things

Kiefer shouts a lot, usually "tell me where the bomb is ?"
The daughter gets kidnapped a lot
There always a baddie working near the President
Some new boss bloke arrives @ CTU and pisses people off..
There's always a baddie working in CTU


Thanks, that's saved me 120 hours of viewing.
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Post by: döm on November 27, 2014, 16:15:28 pm
Quote from: Fishy on November 26, 2014, 10:37:47 am
more 24 series 5. this whole thing really comes down to a few things

Kiefer shouts a lot, usually "tell me where the bomb is ?"
The daughter gets kidnapped a lot
There always a baddie working near the President
Some new boss bloke arrives @ CTU and pisses people off..
There's always a baddie working in CTU


Chloe always looking miserable and sounding grumpy
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Post by: Ali on November 30, 2014, 21:15:51 pm
Blues Pills - Live at Hammer of Doom Festival 2013
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Post by: Bez on November 30, 2014, 23:28:40 pm
Quote from: Ali on November 30, 2014, 21:15:51 pm
Blues Pills - Live at Hammer of Doom Festival 2013


Any good ?

Saw them in London a few weeks back, loved the guitarist, but thought the singer was a bit "strained"
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Post by: Ali on December 01, 2014, 23:22:49 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 30, 2014, 23:28:40 pm
Any good ?

Saw them in London a few weeks back, loved the guitarist, but thought the singer was a bit "strained"


It's not too bad, DVD came with the album. I agree about the guitarist who has a
Koss feel to his playing - don't mind the singer either (and not just because she's
a Swedish blonde ;) )

Saw them headlining in Manchester and at Hard Rock Hell a few days later -
where they went down a storm. The DVD has the original drummer, brother
of the bassist.
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Post by: Bez on December 02, 2014, 00:21:30 am
Quote from: Ali on December 01, 2014, 23:22:49 pm
It's not too bad, DVD came with the album. I agree about the guitarist who has a
Koss feel to his playing - don't mind the singer either (and not just because she's
a Swedish blonde ;) )

Saw them headlining in Manchester and at Hard Rock Hell a few days later -
where they went down a storm. The DVD has the original drummer, brother
of the bassist.


Cheers, I may have to add that to my crimbo list then....
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Post by: Jonners on December 02, 2014, 13:59:37 pm
Recital of the Script - Marillion

Still makes me giggle seeing Fish demolish a rubber plant and spray the front row in soil and sap

Some serious hair crimes going on in the front row too
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 04, 2014, 10:15:11 am
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS587Pu0leD2rVbF92xoGlVSf7RtpjpvLD-gfnnXYy98RWsFxUBgA)

Great.  :)


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTDsafb6kGvgH-DqBdEqDfBZDbpmN4dVMqBMdOHs4NSkv7DcG30)

Wank.  :(
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 08, 2014, 12:23:12 pm
Killers

From the people behind The Raid...........brutal.  Had to turn away at quite a few points.  Glad I didn't watch with the Wife.  Good film, though, but not for the squeamish/easily offended.
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Post by: The Letter R on December 08, 2014, 13:42:04 pm
Watched Moon again at the weekend, recorded it a few weeks back - excellent film, actually enjoyed it more the second time around, although Maria wasn't that impressed...... ::)
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Post by: Ali on December 08, 2014, 22:05:36 pm
Black Crowds - Freak'n'Roll...into the Fog
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Post by: Fishy on December 09, 2014, 16:09:17 pm
 (http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE2MDMwNTY2MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjQ5MDE5MTE@._V1_SX214_AL_.jpg)

shit..

the account may have been actual but i fail to believe any of the shit in this film was anywhere near real.. was the cop in question high on coke at any time...
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 10, 2014, 13:09:55 pm
About half way through Twin Peaks Season 2

Episode 14, directed by David Lynch (shortly before his hiatus from the series), is up there with his very best work.  Stunning.  But I shouldn't have watched it last thing at night. :-\
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Post by: JonL on December 13, 2014, 13:24:26 pm
Polar Express

Love this film. Looks wonderful in hd.
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Post by: Fishy on December 14, 2014, 12:04:52 pm
S5  24
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 14, 2014, 12:29:07 pm
The Inbetweeners 2

A couple of funny moments, but ultimately a bit shit.
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Post by: Bez on December 14, 2014, 17:54:23 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 14, 2014, 12:29:07 pm
The Inbetweeners 2

A couple of funny moments, but ultimately a bit shit.


yep, nowhere near as good as the first one...
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Post by: Analog RH on December 14, 2014, 18:57:52 pm
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjUxNTIwOTk3N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTg3MTE2MQ@@._V1_SX214_AL_.jpg)
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Post by: Fishy on December 18, 2014, 10:30:14 am
bit of a Spacey day yesterday

American Beauty and Se7en
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Post by: Captain Ron on December 23, 2014, 11:37:48 am
Guardians of the Galaxy bluray. Utter riotous joy of a movie.

"Nova prime, we've received warning of an imminent attack. He says he's an a-hole but not 100% dick."

"Do you believe him?"

"Yes. I don't believe anyone can be 100% dick."

;D ;D
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Post by: Fishy on December 23, 2014, 12:15:08 pm
Wolf of Wall Street
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Post by: The Letter R on December 23, 2014, 13:48:24 pm
Highly recommend the latest Charlie Brooker Black Mirror one off episode that was shown the other day on Channel 4 - now available on 4OD for anyone interested who didn't record it.
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 23, 2014, 15:14:52 pm
Coming up to the home straight of the lenghty second season of Twin Peaks.  I'm waiting for the purported infamous "slump" but I'm not seeing it.  I suppose if - apparently like the audiences at the time - you see the series solely as a murder mystery then you might wonder why the story extends far beyond this and why you should go with it.  But it's not called, "The Murder Case Of Laura Palmer", it's called "Twin Peaks".  It's about the place and all its characters, not just one.  David Lynch's enforced temporary absence from the series actually has little discernible effect on the overall quality - it was left in capable hands.  And it's wonderful and still utterly unique.
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Post by: Straight Shooter on December 29, 2014, 00:36:12 am
War Horse.
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Post by: Fishy on December 29, 2014, 10:03:50 am
All Is Lost
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Post by: JonL on December 29, 2014, 10:26:52 am
Muppets most wanted...again !
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 29, 2014, 12:23:16 pm
Just finished Twin Peaks.  Quite the journey, but as iconic as it is the last few episodes are the weakest and the notoriously bizarre climax is Lynch on autopilot, really.  Still, as season three is on its way in 2016 it seems to have revived interest in the series and I notice the Gold box set has re-entered the charts.  And Shelly Johnson (Madchen Amick) is the most stunningly fit woman ever to appear in a TV serial.
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Post by: Fishy on December 29, 2014, 12:42:45 pm
Just about finished 24 S6...
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Post by: Blastzone on December 29, 2014, 23:41:21 pm
The stranglers ruby tour dvd live . Xmas present . Magic
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 29, 2014, 23:45:15 pm
Braquo - season 3
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 30, 2014, 02:39:40 am
The Fourth Annual Festive Watching Of Bad Santa.

Just gets better.   What struck me this year was that I laughed at it more than ever - it's much more than a black comedy, but the pure comedy element struck me this time round as especially hilarious.  But it's brilliant on every level.

Frozen next...  :)
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Post by: JonL on December 30, 2014, 11:04:42 am
Watched American Hustle last night.
Stellar cast, didn't know about a certain cameo who was on top form. Crackling dialogue, awesome soundtrack, looked amazing....so why did I feel like it was a little empty?
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Post by: Bez on December 30, 2014, 11:42:14 am
Quote from: JonL on December 30, 2014, 11:04:42 am
Watched American Hustle last night.
Stellar cast, didn't know about a certain cameo who was on top form. Crackling dialogue, awesome soundtrack, looked amazing....so why did I feel like it was a little empty?



It did very little for me as well Jon....I got to the end, but only because it was so lauded when it came out....
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Post by: Bez on December 30, 2014, 11:44:18 am
The Ipcress  File

First time for a good few years, one of Caine's best
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Post by: Fishy on December 30, 2014, 12:57:58 pm
more 24...
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 30, 2014, 16:09:12 pm
Quote from: JonL on December 30, 2014, 11:04:42 am
Watched American Hustle last night.
Stellar cast, didn't know about a certain cameo who was on top form. Crackling dialogue, awesome soundtrack, looked amazing....so why did I feel like it was a little empty?


With you there.  It's all very slick and impressive and brilliantly done, but it's perhaps slightly overlong and just lacks that magic dust that someone like Scorsese might bring to it.
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 30, 2014, 18:08:11 pm
Exactly what Matt said.  Enjoyable enough, but it's scorcese lite.
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Post by: JonL on December 31, 2014, 10:22:27 am
Something made em go back and watch the last 15 mins again. It was the best part of the movie, and during the scene in Cooper's boss' office, Bale seemed to be channelling is his inner deNiro.
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Post by: Gary L. Grape on January 02, 2015, 06:49:40 am
Finally got round to watching Guardians of the Galaxy last night.
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 02, 2015, 09:58:12 am
Over the last week

Maleficent - fantastic family film
Big Fish - enjoyed it the first time I saw it, bored to tears this time
Hop
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Post by: Analog RH on January 06, 2015, 14:45:07 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 29, 2014, 23:45:15 pm
Braquo - season 3


Just started watching that on Netflix. Enough in the first three episodes to keep me watching.
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 06, 2015, 16:42:45 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on January 06, 2015, 14:45:07 pm
Just started watching that on Netflix. Enough in the first three episodes to keep me watching.

Yes, we are enjoying although having watched Series 1&2 about 4 years ago is a bit of a handicap.

Roxanne has got a hell of an arse on her.  :)
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Post by: Straight Shooter on January 07, 2015, 14:05:21 pm
Last night was Avengers Assemble, recorded at Christmas.

Genuinely laughed out loud when Loki 'met' The Hulk near the end  ;D
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 07, 2015, 15:29:54 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on January 07, 2015, 14:05:21 pm
Last night was Avengers Assemble, recorded at Christmas.

Genuinely laughed out loud when Loki 'met' The Hulk near the end  ;D


Outstanding film and the only one I went out of my way to catch on telly over Chrimbo.  Iron Man mocking Thor's outfit by launching into a Shakespeare-esque skit is the funniest thing I've ever seen in a super-hero movie.  ;D
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Post by: Straight Shooter on January 07, 2015, 23:07:36 pm
The last 3 episodes of the recent, first run of Gotham.

Quite enjoyed this  :)
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Post by: Captain Ron on January 11, 2015, 23:53:08 pm
Introduced myself to The Walking Dead. Started season 1 yesterday. Season 2 tomorrow. Love it!
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 00:07:36 am
Watched sin city 2 last night - not for everyone perhaps, but I thought it was incredibly well done...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on January 12, 2015, 08:02:17 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 00:07:36 am
Watched sin city 2 last night - not for everyone perhaps, but I thought it was incredibly well done...


Stalling on that  one. Loved the first one, but I've heard so many bad things about 2.
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 09:08:22 am
There seems to be cameos for cameos sake and the story is pure fluff, but imo, it's so unique and well done that all those negative things become less important.  Def worth catching, I think.
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Post by: Fishy on January 12, 2015, 12:40:17 pm
i watched Jaws the other...
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Post by: JonL on January 12, 2015, 19:00:09 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 12, 2015, 09:08:22 am
There seems to be cameos for cameos sake and the story is pure fluff, but imo, it's so unique and well done that all those negative things become less important.  Def worth catching, I think.


I can't remember much about the story, but if it's anything like SC, it'll be pretty faithful to the graphic novel, so any weakness in plot is the source material.
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Post by: Bez on January 12, 2015, 21:31:57 pm
Walking The Nile

Travel doc of a bloke walking the length of the Nile  ::) Interesting stuff, he seems like a sound bloke, but plenty of issues along the way. Well worth checking out on catchup if you've missed the first 2 episodes.
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 12, 2015, 22:50:01 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 12, 2015, 21:31:57 pm
Walking The Nile

Travel doc of a bloke walking the length of the Nile  ::) Interesting stuff, he seems like a sound bloke, but plenty of issues along the way. Well worth checking out on catchup if you've missed the first 2 episodes.

It's been nice to see a new face doing a Travelogue.
Not been a complete barrel of laughs though.

I enjoyed his time with the Muntari.
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Post by: Captain Ron on January 13, 2015, 09:46:48 am
Walking Dead. Season 2 episodes 1 and 2. Gripping stuff.
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Post by: Fishy on January 13, 2015, 11:09:26 am
Curb Your Enthusiasm Seasons 1-8..
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Post by: DavidL on January 15, 2015, 15:19:23 pm
I watched that Meatloaf doc (that was on BBC4 last weekend) the other night - he's not a well man.

Can't sing for toffee now, bless him.
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Post by: Captain Ron on January 15, 2015, 22:40:28 pm
More Walking Dead season 2 here. Some seriously bad stuff going down in the plot. Loving it!
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 15, 2015, 22:51:03 pm
About to start the most recent series of 24...
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Post by: Analog RH on January 16, 2015, 00:51:35 am
More Braquo tonight. Already gutted Netflix only has the first season.
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Post by: Fishy on January 16, 2015, 12:57:25 pm
More 24 season 8.. and more Curb Your Enthusiasm.. Season 2
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on January 17, 2015, 04:20:47 am
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Marmite prequel film, especially for Twin Peaks/Lynch fanbois - but I'm with those who think it's an unsung work of creepy, disturbing, weird, heartbreaking brilliance. Sheryl Lee in the lead role is simply extraordinary.  I've seen nothing else like it.

The only film I know of that has a nightclub scene where you can barely make out the dialogue - just like the real thing!  Lynch = Genius. :)
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Post by: Fishy on January 19, 2015, 10:36:16 am
more CYE...
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Post by: Captain Ron on January 19, 2015, 12:04:11 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 17, 2015, 04:20:47 am
The only film I know of that has a nightclub scene where you can barely make out the dialogue - just like the real thing!  Lynch = Genius. :)


I think the scene where Trinity meets Neo in the nightclub in the first Matrix movie fits that bill too.
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Post by: Analog RH on January 20, 2015, 01:25:05 am
Jo  Nesbo's Headhunters
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Post by: Bez on January 20, 2015, 23:00:42 pm
Catastrophe

A funny sitcom !
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Post by: Fishy on January 21, 2015, 13:06:11 pm
more 24 S8...
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Post by: Captain Ron on January 26, 2015, 10:27:14 am
More Walking Dead. Up to Season 3 now. :)
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Post by: Fishy on January 26, 2015, 11:37:40 am
more 24 S8..almost done...
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Post by: döm on January 27, 2015, 00:02:16 am
Just watched 3 episodes of W1A where the Head of Delivery for the London Olympics has moved to a new position as head of values at the BBC.  Very good.  so well written.
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 27, 2015, 00:38:46 am
Quote from: döm on January 27, 2015, 00:02:16 am
Just watched 3 episodes of W1A where the Head of Delivery for the London Olympics has moved to a new position as head of values at the BBC.  Very good.  so well written.

Dude, documentaries aren't scripted...
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Post by: The Letter R on January 27, 2015, 09:21:29 am
Quote from: döm on January 27, 2015, 00:02:16 am
Just watched 3 episodes of W1A where the Head of Delivery for the London Olympics has moved to a new position as head of values at the BBC.  Very good.  so well written.

Enjoyed that series too - was on a while back though.
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Post by: döm on January 27, 2015, 10:06:46 am
Yes it had been on the sky box for quite a while. 
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Post by: Analog RH on January 27, 2015, 23:13:00 pm
Finally bought a Bluray player yesterday. First play - Gravity.

Today, The Thick Of It (first series). I wish I was Malcolm Tucker.
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 31, 2015, 00:30:28 am
Synth Britannia on BBC Four.

Fantastic stuff.

Diane - no calls!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 31, 2015, 01:28:06 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 31, 2015, 00:30:28 am
Synth Britannia on BBC Four.

Fantastic stuff.

Diane - no calls!

The Old Cabs and Human League was, but Depeche Mode and the Pet Shop Boys complete and utter effete Southern PANTS!!!!

And at  least OMD used a MELLOTRON!!!
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 31, 2015, 03:37:43 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on January 31, 2015, 01:28:06 am
The Old Cabs and Human League was, but Depeche Mode and the Pet Shop Boys complete and utter effete Southern PANTS!!!!

And at  least OMD used a MELLOTRON!!!


I saw that Mellotron and thought of you.  :)

Just Can't Get Enough and West End Girls and Suburbia are three of he greatest pop songs - of any era - EVAH!!!

He kinda dissed Howard Jones which put a slight dampener on it.  BBC Four should broadcast a doc on how DIGITAL SYNTHS took over the world.

NP: Bottom - Series One
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Post by: JonL on January 31, 2015, 11:00:36 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 31, 2015, 00:30:28 am
Synth Britannia on BBC Four.

Fantastic stuff.

Diane - no calls!

Looking forward to watching the Kraftwerk doc.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on January 31, 2015, 11:01:50 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 31, 2015, 03:37:43 am
  BBC Four should broadcast a doc on how DIGITAL SYNTHS took over the world.



I'm sure there's one about the evolution of electronic music.
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Post by: Analog RH on January 31, 2015, 11:16:31 am
Kraftwerk doc managed to survive the gushing of Paul Morley, whose "Kraftwerk more important than The Beatles" rant was just hysterical.

I do like Kraftwerk, but really - has a "band" ever been more overhyped? Three albums of original material in the last 35 years of which one is acknowledged as being not that good, and the other is essentially an extended version of a 1983 single. Live performances where they barely move and clearly aren't actually playing properly live. And when they do play live, 68 year old Ralf Hutter's vocals are just plain awful.

What the documentary didn't tell us is what we want to know. What are Hutter and Schneider really like? Did they manage to live on royalties for all those years when they did nothing? What happened to the aborted Techno Pop album, and was it better than the misfiring Electric Cafe?

Enjoyed the synth doc beforehand. Fascinating to see some of the proponents ageing gracefully and not so gracefully. Particularly shocked to see John Foxx looking like an accountant and Richard Kirk doing a Mickey Rourke.
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 31, 2015, 12:39:12 pm
Disappointing in Synth Britannia that the more poppy artists like Howard Jones were pretty much dismissed out of hand with the claim that electronic music had started to lose its edge and innovation.  There was no loss of creativity or talent with the arrival of that lot and it seemed quite a natural evolution to me.  The plunge in quality came when SAW stuck their ghastly cheese and bubblegum all over it.

HJ deserves his own doc anyway. :)
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Post by: Fishy on January 31, 2015, 12:54:29 pm
Kraftwerk doc u say  ?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on February 02, 2015, 08:55:33 am
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rJz3Jh4yL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Gary L. Grape on February 02, 2015, 10:23:41 am
Just started watching The Last Chapter (Box 1)

(https://www.ginza.se/Archive/Images/item_img_verylarge/327938.jpg)

And Box 2 is up next ;D

(http://www.ginza.se/Archive/Images/item_img_verylarge/327939.jpg)

Btw, isn't that just lazy, how they used the exact same pictures of the main characters on both covers and just moved them...? ::)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on February 02, 2015, 10:45:56 am
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on January 31, 2015, 11:16:31 am
Kraftwerk doc managed to survive the gushing of Paul Morley, whose "Kraftwerk more important than The Beatles" rant was just hysterical.

I do like Kraftwerk, but really - has a "band" ever been more overhyped? Three albums of original material in the last 35 years of which one is acknowledged as being not that good, and the other is essentially an extended version of a 1983 single. Live performances where they barely move and clearly aren't actually playing properly live. And when they do play live, 68 year old Ralf Hutter's vocals are just plain awful.

What the documentary didn't tell us is what we want to know. What are Hutter and Schneider really like? Did they manage to live on royalties for all those years when they did nothing? What happened to the aborted Techno Pop album, and was it better than the misfiring Electric Cafe?

Enjoyed the synth doc beforehand. Fascinating to see some of the proponents ageing gracefully and not so gracefully. Particularly shocked to see John Foxx looking like an accountant and Richard Kirk doing a Mickey Rourke.


Wasn't just me then. Morley reinforced my opinion that he's a pretentious arse. Lots missing. No mention of The Model bringing them mainstream attention. Amongst other things.
I'm more a Jarre man myself, anyway.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on February 02, 2015, 11:15:35 am
Quote from: JonL on February 02, 2015, 10:45:56 am
I'm more a Jarre man myself, anyway.


Bingo! Him and the mighty Vangelis are where synths are really used creatively and in an original fashion.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on February 02, 2015, 11:16:19 am
More Walking Dead binge watching. Did 5 more Season 3 episodes over the weekend.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on February 03, 2015, 11:15:26 am
The Raid. Finally.
feck me,, probably the best auctioneer, ever. Left me breathless. Engrossing, inventive, great attention to detail (the knife scratching the wall in the lift). Just amazing. Not seen the second one, though.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on February 03, 2015, 11:43:00 am
24 Day 9 and polished off Curb Your Enthusiasm..(all 8 seasons)  :)
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Post by: captainkurtz on February 03, 2015, 11:46:18 am
Quote from: JonL on February 03, 2015, 11:15:26 am
The Raid. Finally.
feck me,, probably the best auctioneer, ever. Left me breathless. Engrossing, inventive, great attention to detail (the knife scratching the wall in the lift). Just amazing. Not seen the second one, though.

Its better - and mkuch more violent.  Had to turn away a few times.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on February 03, 2015, 11:52:29 am
Quote from: JonL on February 03, 2015, 11:15:26 am
The Raid. Finally.
feck me,, probably the best auctioneer, ever. Left me breathless. Engrossing, inventive, great attention to detail (the knife scratching the wall in the lift). Just amazing. Not seen the second one, though.


The Raid is absolutely superb.  I also haven't seen the sequel yet but I'm going to buy it when we finally get our big new telly.   
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Post by: Captain Ron on February 03, 2015, 13:53:58 pm
Both Raid movies can now be had in a single pack. I'm keeping an eye on the price of the bluray pack.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on February 03, 2015, 17:34:05 pm
Quote from: JonL on February 03, 2015, 11:15:26 am
The Raid. Finally.
feck me,, probably the best auctioneer, ever.


Quote from: Captain Ron on February 03, 2015, 13:53:58 pmI'm keeping an eye on the price of the bluray pack.


Surely it can only go up..?  ::) ;D

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Post by: Fishy on February 05, 2015, 10:39:41 am
more 24 DAy 9.. got to laugh at Bauer driving around in a Volvo Estate...
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Post by: captainkurtz on February 05, 2015, 10:46:35 am
Dawn of the Planet of The Apes

Fantastic...me and the laddy thoroughly enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on February 05, 2015, 21:17:06 pm
Argo
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on February 09, 2015, 13:01:52 pm
24 Day 9..almost done...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on February 11, 2015, 11:09:56 am
Finished season 4 of Walking Dead. Just have to wait for the Season 5 set to become available now.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on February 11, 2015, 12:20:42 pm
thankfully and finally finished of 24 Day 9... dammit !
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on February 12, 2015, 11:30:47 am
(http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/better-call-saul-poster-slice.jpg)

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on February 13, 2015, 23:05:45 pm
Time to break in the ma-hoosive new telly with:

(http://www.screenjabber.com/files/the-raid-blu-ray.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on February 15, 2015, 10:53:23 am
Before I go To Sleep

Dire psychological thriller, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman and that bloke that was in kick-ass.  Highlight was an unexpected cameo from one of the Dad's in our daughters class that looks like Geddy Lee. 

Avoid.
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Post by: Captain Ron on February 16, 2015, 15:10:46 pm
Two cool films at random from our collection at the weekend. The Full Monty and Tim Buirton's Big Fish. Both excellent.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on February 16, 2015, 17:26:43 pm
Looking forward to this tonight.....

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/feb/16/channel-4-ukip-film-complaints-nigel-farage
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Post by: DavidL on February 16, 2015, 23:24:18 pm
Quote from: döm on February 16, 2015, 17:26:43 pm
Looking forward to this tonight.....

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/feb/16/channel-4-ukip-film-complaints-nigel-farage
Hilarious!
Childish attempt by lefty media types at persuading people to not vote UKIP. I'm sure most intelligent people will have seen it for what it was - shameless piece of agitprop. Will probably have done UKIP more good than harm at the end of the day.
Desperate stuff indeed.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 17, 2015, 00:32:21 am
It's all part of the great dumbing down. C4 used to do proper science programming like Equinox, where's that now?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on February 17, 2015, 14:20:27 pm
Watched a Battlestar galactica one-off prequel movie "Blood and Chrome" on bluray the other night. All about the first Cylon war and the first mission of a then young Will Adama. Was surprisingly good for a TV action scifi with some top notch sfx and set pieces.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on February 17, 2015, 14:29:39 pm
Clear History.. ..a very Curb Your Enthusiasm-esque film from Larry David.. good fun..
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on February 17, 2015, 19:12:53 pm
Quote from: DavidL on February 16, 2015, 23:24:18 pm
Hilarious!
Childish attempt by lefty media types at persuading people to not vote UKIP. I'm sure most intelligent people will have seen it for what it was - shameless piece of agitprop. Will probably have done UKIP more good than harm at the end of the day.
Desperate stuff indeed.

Sense of humour bypass.

Ban Paddington immediately!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on February 17, 2015, 23:55:35 pm
Quote from: Fishy on February 17, 2015, 14:29:39 pm
Clear History.. ..a very Curb Your Enthusiasm-esque film from Larry David.. good fun..

Was that about the green car? Very funny if it's what I'm thinking of.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on February 18, 2015, 10:15:53 am
Quote from: JonL on February 17, 2015, 23:55:35 pm
Was that about the green car? Very funny if it's what I'm thinking of.

yeah the car called "Howard"
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on February 18, 2015, 14:17:51 pm
Better Call Saul - episode 3.
I'm very taken with it so far. Early indications are very good.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on February 19, 2015, 00:53:09 am
Quote from: döm on February 16, 2015, 17:26:43 pm
Looking forward to this tonight.....

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/feb/16/channel-4-ukip-film-complaints-nigel-farage


Just got round to watching this.  Of course it's quite fanciful to imagine UKIP with enough support to be the sole government.  And perhaps 100 days is pushing it a bit, but not that far from the mark in terms of what would happen, I imagine.
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Post by: Fishy on February 19, 2015, 13:35:44 pm
US remake of The Ring...
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 21, 2015, 04:14:26 am
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61aA%2BqvoYKL._SY300_.jpg)

First time seen tonight.  Bit bloated at two-and-a-half-hours, but the action scenes, stunts, fighting choreography and uncompromising graphic violence (none of which actually seems particularly gratuitous) are all frequently astounding.  And all by a young-ish Welsh director who appears to be an absolute natural.  Oh, and "Hammer Girl" makes Kick Ass's Hit-Girl look like a puppy groomer.  :o

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on February 24, 2015, 11:04:38 am
Quote from: Fishy on February 19, 2015, 13:35:44 pm
US remake of The Ring...


In my opinion this is a very rare example of a US remake being significantly better (and scarier) than the original.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on February 25, 2015, 13:13:10 pm
i just found it all a bit silly tbh
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Post by: captainkurtz on March 04, 2015, 08:32:59 am
House of Cards - Season 1

Brilliant.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on March 04, 2015, 09:33:43 am
Something About MAry
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on March 10, 2015, 11:41:16 am
Watched an australian horror film on recommendation from my brother the other night. "Tha Babadook". Thoroughly enjoyed it. Very very strange ending though.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on March 10, 2015, 15:53:33 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on March 10, 2015, 11:41:16 am
Watched an australian horror film on recommendation from my brother the other night. "Tha Babadook". Thoroughly enjoyed it. Very very strange ending though.


Mark Kermode rated this very highly. Id ike to see it as it seems like a fairly decent modern horror, a pretty rare thing for me.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on March 10, 2015, 16:48:57 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on March 10, 2015, 11:41:16 am
Watched an australian horror film on recommendation from my brother the other night. "Tha Babadook". Thoroughly enjoyed it. Very very strange ending though.


On my list to see - had excellent reviews at the time it was in the cinemas for about a week.  ::) :)
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Post by: Jonners on March 10, 2015, 16:59:34 pm
New Godzilla film

Absolute crap
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Post by: zoony on March 17, 2015, 12:09:49 pm
GODZILLA 2014.
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 23, 2015, 21:50:36 pm
Frozen

Finally got round to seeing what all the fuss is about.  Not a Disney classic, but nicely enjoyable enough.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on March 24, 2015, 00:48:52 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 23, 2015, 21:50:36 pm
Frozen

Finally got round to seeing what all the fuss is about.  Not a Disney classic, but nicely enjoyable enough.

Oh its wonderful. Just wait till you have seen it a dozen times. I know all the words to it.
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 24, 2015, 09:18:52 am
Quote from: pdw1 on March 24, 2015, 00:48:52 am
Oh its wonderful. Just wait till you have seen it a dozen times. I know all the words to it.


So most parents tell me. :)
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Post by: captainkurtz on March 24, 2015, 09:47:35 am
Dreams of a Life

Steven Wilson clearly has shit taste in films - this is dire.  Avoid.
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Post by: Analog RH on March 28, 2015, 22:39:18 pm
The Raid

feck me!
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 29, 2015, 15:47:41 pm
Serenity.

Has its moments but thought it was a bit of a mess overall.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on March 29, 2015, 16:24:52 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on March 28, 2015, 22:39:18 pm
The Raid

feck me!

Its like Mary Poppins compared to the sequel.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on March 29, 2015, 18:27:42 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 29, 2015, 16:24:52 pm
Its like Mary Poppins compared to the sequel.

Still not seen the sequel yet.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on March 29, 2015, 19:41:21 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 29, 2015, 16:24:52 pm
Its like Mary Poppins compared to the sequel.


That's because the sequel has Hammer Girl...  :o :o ;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 30, 2015, 02:12:23 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 29, 2015, 15:47:41 pm
Serenity.

Has its moments but thought it was a bit of a mess overall.


I can't watch it, turns me into a bubbling wreck.

Did you watch Firefly? It doesn't work nearly as well if you haven't.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on March 30, 2015, 10:35:49 am
Quote from: Chris Quartly on March 30, 2015, 02:12:23 amDid you watch Firefly? It doesn't work nearly as well if you haven't.


I haven't seen Firefly but I'm aware it's closely related.  I did wonder if Serenity would have been more coherent if I had.  Still, worth the 33.3333... pence I shelled out at Cash Converters.  :)
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Post by: Bez on March 30, 2015, 20:30:53 pm
Poldark

Enough shots of people riding horses along the cliffs already....

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on April 01, 2015, 18:40:41 pm
The Raid 2
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Post by: Captain Ron on April 03, 2015, 15:23:04 pm
If you enjoyed The Raid Andy, you should watch Carl Urban's Judge Dredd if you havn't seen it. They are similar .. but different.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on April 09, 2015, 00:08:39 am
Red (Willis & co)

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Post by: Captain Ron on April 14, 2015, 13:12:25 pm
Planning to watch both Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer sometime this week. Both highly reviewed and i've seen neither of them.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on April 14, 2015, 15:49:44 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on April 14, 2015, 13:12:25 pm
Planning to watch both Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer sometime this week. Both highly reviewed and i've seen neither of them.


Kung Fu Hustle is fantastic fun.  Sheer brilliant Friday-night-beer-and-pizza entertainment. :)
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Post by: Fishy on April 18, 2015, 12:08:47 pm
Veep
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Post by: Matt2112 on April 18, 2015, 14:29:41 pm
Frankie Howerd at Oxford Union.

Masterful.
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Post by: Fishy on April 20, 2015, 10:21:32 am
couple of films from Sky Download last night

Fraility and Murder By Numbers....
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Post by: Bez on April 20, 2015, 21:55:42 pm
Indian Summers, some top performances and a decent enough story.....
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Post by: captainkurtz on April 21, 2015, 08:13:05 am
Saw some good films on the plane to and from holiday:

Whiplash - not much of a story, in truth, but performances so good make this a must see

The Theory of Everything - see above

This is Where I Leave You - 'dramedy'...fantastic ensemble cast and performances...funny and quite touching.

Horrible Bosses 2 - juvenile and puerile but good fun.

The Gambler - Mark Wahlberg is always pretty watchable...missed the last 20 minutes because the plane landed...
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Post by: Matt2112 on April 21, 2015, 12:25:29 pm
Trying to embark on watching Breaking Bad on Demand5 but it keeps crashing when there's an ad break and it needs loading up all over again and lots of fiddling to resume from where it left off.  F#cking frustrating.  Might just buy the box set.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on April 21, 2015, 23:39:51 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on April 21, 2015, 12:25:29 pm
Trying to embark on watching Breaking Bad on Demand5 but it keeps crashing when there's an ad break and it needs loading up all over again and lots of fiddling to resume from where it left off.  F#cking frustrating.  Might just buy the box set.


The new channel is showing it on freeview if you don't have Sky or Netflix....
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Post by: pdw1 on April 26, 2015, 10:04:36 am
Watched The Usual Suspects last night with my elder kids. What a brilliant film.

Then caught The Inside Man - a Spike Lee bank robbery thriller on ITV.  Another excellent film with a great plot twist.
A good night's entertainment.
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Post by: JonL on April 26, 2015, 19:36:26 pm
Paddington. Genuinely funny, and quite wonderful.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on April 28, 2015, 10:17:32 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on April 21, 2015, 12:25:29 pm
Trying to embark on watching Breaking Bad on Demand5 but it keeps crashing when there's an ad break and it needs loading up all over again and lots of fiddling to resume from where it left off.  F#cking frustrating.  Might just buy the box set.


Rented Season 1 from the library for £1.60 for the week.  Two episodes in - good start.  :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on April 28, 2015, 13:32:46 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on April 26, 2015, 10:04:36 am
Watched The Usual Suspects last night with my elder kids. What a brilliant film.

Then caught The Inside Man - a Spike Lee bank robbery thriller on ITV.  Another excellent film with a great plot twist.
A good night's entertainment.


Both brilliant. I really liked Inside Man. "I'm going to walk out the front door". Marvellous stuff.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on April 28, 2015, 14:17:18 pm
Veep
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Post by: Matt2112 on April 30, 2015, 09:01:52 am
Breaking Bad Season 1 done.  Very good!  Thoroughly enjoyable.  On to the next one... :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on May 01, 2015, 09:52:17 am
Ted

Not unfunny, but not that funny, either.  I think Seth McFarlane's schtick of inappropriate crudeness is getting a bit old now.  And the "retard" "gags" are plain crass and ill-judged.

Film has its moments though.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on May 01, 2015, 14:39:46 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on May 01, 2015, 09:52:17 am
Ted

Not unfunny, but not that funny, either.  I think Seth McFarlane's schtick of inappropriate crudeness is getting a bit old now.  And the "retard" "gags" are plain crass and ill-judged.

Film has its moments though.


I agree. Some laugh out loud moments, but not enough for a whole movie, and now there's a sequel, they'll be even more thinly spread.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 01, 2015, 15:20:40 pm
I found all the flash gordon stuff very unfunny... God knows what a sequel is going to do...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on May 01, 2015, 18:59:59 pm
Quote from: Fishy on May 01, 2015, 15:20:40 pm
I found all the flash gordon stuff very unfunny... God knows what a sequel is going to do...

straight to video?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on May 02, 2015, 02:05:07 am
Finally, finally seen Guardians Of The Galaxy.

It's okay, but sadly I didn't have as much energy as the film - long week - and probably didn't enjoy it quite as much as it merited.  I'll try it again sometime.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on May 02, 2015, 13:47:56 pm
Don't bother.  Its shit.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on May 02, 2015, 17:55:23 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 02, 2015, 13:47:56 pm
Don't bother.  Its shit.

No, it's great.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on May 02, 2015, 19:26:12 pm
Going to watch Nightcrawler tonight...been looking forward to it for ages...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on May 02, 2015, 19:27:23 pm
Sensitive Skin.

Modern day, angst ridden comedy. Kim Caterall is still hot
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on May 04, 2015, 00:35:29 am
The imitation game
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on May 04, 2015, 01:55:03 am
The Babadook

Given the glowing reviews, I expected better.  Underwhelming.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on May 04, 2015, 20:39:06 pm
The Duke Of Burgundy

Another film bafflingly over-rated by the snootier critics.  Has some interesting themes, but it's too heavy going, too arty-farty and weighed down by a director wearing the emperor's new clothes.  It goes nowhere very slowly.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 06, 2015, 10:10:21 am
SKy Film Download the other night.. Devil's Knot....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on May 06, 2015, 10:45:19 am
Tony Benn - Will & Testament
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on May 06, 2015, 15:57:38 pm
Quote from: Fishy on May 06, 2015, 10:10:21 am
SKy Film Download the other night.. Devil's Knot....


Know the story well. There were a couple of docs at the time, one of which was also called Devil's Knot I think.
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Post by: Valen on May 06, 2015, 16:07:32 pm
Mad Max - speed kills

Mad Max 2 - Fuel for life

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome - meh.......
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Post by: Matt2112 on May 09, 2015, 20:31:33 pm
Birdman

Took a little while to get into but once I did I thought it was quite brilliant.  Totally deserves all the awards and plaudits.  Gives you lots to mull over afterward.

And Michael Keaton is just astounding in the lead role.
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Post by: captainkurtz on May 09, 2015, 21:55:56 pm
Raging Bull
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Post by: JonL on May 09, 2015, 23:45:58 pm
Enfield Haunting
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Post by: Analog RH on May 12, 2015, 22:56:16 pm
Donnie Brasco
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Post by: captainkurtz on May 14, 2015, 09:47:11 am
Sonic highways - blu ray

Only ever caught the first episode on Chicago - which I watched last night.  Love this kind of stuff and looking forward to watching the rest of the show which will act as a nice appetiser for the 2 Wembley shows next month...
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Post by: döm on May 14, 2015, 10:58:00 am
Had Happy Valley stacked up on the planner and watched it over a couple of nights - thrilling stuff!
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Post by: Fishy on May 14, 2015, 23:40:12 pm
The Affair
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Post by: Bez on May 15, 2015, 08:38:36 am
Quote from: Fishy on May 14, 2015, 23:40:12 pm
The Affair


Any good ? Have it on the box ready to go....

I struggle seeing Dominic West as anything other than the rebellious cop from the Wire  ;)
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Post by: Fishy on May 15, 2015, 09:52:16 am
One episode in... not too bad.. interesting dynamic where we start to get  both of them telling the story with slight changes in details here and there...  plenty of sex !
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Post by: Jonners on May 15, 2015, 11:17:56 am
Loads!

Penny Dreadful-Brilliant so far
Breaking Bad-Addictive
Shark-Fascinating, and nice not to have Attenborough for a change too
Enville haunting-Disturbing!
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Post by: JonL on May 17, 2015, 01:01:17 am
Wayward Pines. Been a long time since I've looked forward to the next episode of something, and had to wait rather than download.
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Post by: Fishy on May 17, 2015, 11:44:29 am
The Affair ep 2
Penny Dreadful
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Post by: Captain Ron on May 18, 2015, 12:39:52 pm
Hiopefully heading out to see Mad Max Fury Road this week. Getting good reviews.
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Post by: Fishy on May 18, 2015, 12:48:34 pm
Enfield Haunting part one...
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Post by: Analog RH on May 18, 2015, 13:41:35 pm
(http://shop.bbc.com/content/ebiz/shop/invt/19172/19172-the-game_medium.jpg)
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Post by: Fishy on May 19, 2015, 23:27:26 pm
Sky film download frenzy...

Marathon Man
Breakdown
Escape from alcatraz
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Post by: Matt2112 on May 19, 2015, 23:45:04 pm
Breaking Bad Season 2

I can see those opening titles being screen-burned on our telly.  ::)
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Post by: Fishy on May 21, 2015, 23:20:06 pm
The Affair
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Post by: JonL on May 23, 2015, 19:08:54 pm
Mad Men S6.
I love this show. Don Draper is as brilliant and conflicted as Tony Soprano. One of the best "anti heroes" you'll encounter.
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Post by: Fishy on May 28, 2015, 10:10:07 am
more of the Affair..could do with something happening other than them fecking each other all the time...
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Post by: Jonners on May 29, 2015, 11:15:42 am
Breaking bad series 3.

Very very good show this
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Post by: captainkurtz on May 30, 2015, 15:52:06 pm
St Vincent

Fantastic.  Bill Murray his usual excellent self and a superb ensemble cast.  Could have been schamltzy rubbish, but, er its not.
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Post by: JonL on May 30, 2015, 16:42:59 pm
Getting to the last 5 eos of Mad Men. I will feel very empty when this has ended.
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Post by: Fishy on May 30, 2015, 22:42:41 pm
Polished off the rest of the affair...
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Post by: captainkurtz on May 31, 2015, 10:17:00 am
The Equalizer

The new Denzil Washington version.  Very good.
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Post by: Fishy on May 31, 2015, 13:51:40 pm
All the President's Men...
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Post by: Thenop on June 03, 2015, 19:58:18 pm
Last time I watched a Robert Redford '70's movie (Three Days of the Condor) I just had to go out and buy myself a leather banded wristwatch :-)
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Post by: Matt2112 on June 06, 2015, 13:28:06 pm
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pbbg33IrL._SY300_.jpg)

Rented this on the strength of rabid reviews ("The Spinal Tap of vampire movies") and delighted to say it lives up to them - and then some.

This mockumentary that follows a group of vampire flat-mates has a constant stream of great gags and brilliantly skewers vampire movie conventions.  The cast are absolutely spot on and the humour perfectly pitched throughout.  A street confrontation with a gang of werewolves is one of the funniest scenes I've watched in ages.

No hesitation in purchasing this.  I'm not usually one to tell everyone "You MUST see this!" but...you MUST SEE THIS!! :)
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Post by: Analog RH on June 06, 2015, 21:58:29 pm
Finally saw Shaun The Sheep at the cinema today (took my girls). Not as good as I expected or had heard it was. Entertaining stuff, but a 6/10 in my book.

Last night it was Joy Division on Netflix. Good moments but ultimately unsatisfying. 4/10.

Now it's Guardians of the Galaxy, at the request of eldest daughter. Seen it several times now and it stands up to repeated viewings. 7/10.
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Post by: JonL on June 07, 2015, 00:34:52 am
After the brilliance of Mad Men, I'm trying West Wing.
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Post by: Bez on June 08, 2015, 09:26:54 am
Quote from: JonL on June 07, 2015, 00:34:52 am
After the brilliance of Mad Men, I'm trying West Wing.


You're in for a real treat, Jon....one of the best TV shows I've seen....maintains a really high standard throughout.

Sorkin's "The Newsroom" is also excellent if you can get past how irritating Emily Mortimer is....;)
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Post by: Bez on June 08, 2015, 09:28:21 am
PS.

Happy to send the WW DVDs if you like...just PM me...
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Post by: Valen on June 08, 2015, 12:31:58 pm
Quote from: JonL on June 07, 2015, 00:34:52 am
After the brilliance of Mad Men, I'm trying West Wing.


It might help to go on a crash course on the US political process  ;D

I watched the whole lot in one go, but at times the dialogue was so quick, that I found myself getting left behind.

Shame that Warners made a mess of the Season 3 dvds - faulty framing of the picture, so you get a botched 'frame within a frame' picture surrounded by black bars on all 4 sides - which I found distracting.
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Post by: Valen on June 08, 2015, 12:34:46 pm
Just winding up Ashes To Ashes - nicely written and good attention to period detail.

Then it's back to Game Of Thrones commentaries - up to S3 ep 5 - which can be fun and enlightening.

Coming soon to a tv near us:

The Walking Dead - all of them.

Galactica - first run on blu for me.
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Post by: JonL on June 08, 2015, 22:00:02 pm
Quote from: Bez on June 08, 2015, 09:28:21 am
PS.

Happy to send the WW DVDs if you like...just PM me...

Thanks for the offer, but as I'm sticking with Sky ( a phone call can get you some great deals) it's on their box set 'facility'.
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Post by: Bez on June 12, 2015, 10:37:15 am
Quote from: JonL on June 08, 2015, 22:00:02 pm
Thanks for the offer,


No probs....

Just finished watching "The Game"

No Tinker, Tailor, but very watchable...
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Post by: döm on June 12, 2015, 14:07:18 pm
2 excellent shows coming towards their respective season's end.

The Good Wife and No Offence.

And another just starting showing lots of promise for episode 1 - The Interceptor
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Post by: DavidL on June 14, 2015, 00:13:45 am
Shutter Island - fairly laborious viewing rewarded by a fairly neat ending.
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Post by: JonL on June 14, 2015, 00:48:48 am
Started The Wire, S2.
Impractical Jokers. Love this show. Laugh out loud funny.
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Post by: Matt2112 on June 14, 2015, 02:24:27 am
Captain America - The Winter Soldier

Okay, but overlong.
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Post by: captainkurtz on June 14, 2015, 09:05:31 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 06, 2015, 13:28:06 pm
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pbbg33IrL._SY300_.jpg)

Rented this on the strength of rabid reviews ("The Spinal Tap of vampire movies") and delighted to say it lives up to them - and then some.

This mockumentary that follows a group of vampire flat-mates has a constant stream of great gags and brilliantly skewers vampire movie conventions.  The cast are absolutely spot on and the humour perfectly pitched throughout.  A street confrontation with a gang of werewolves is one of the funniest scenes I've watched in ages.

No hesitation in purchasing this.  I'm not usually one to tell everyone "You MUST see this!" but...you MUST SEE THIS!! :)


Watched the first 20 minutes of this last night before giving up.  Drivel.

:P
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Post by: Captain Ron on June 14, 2015, 13:47:31 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 14, 2015, 02:24:27 am
Captain America - The Winter Soldier

Okay, but overlong.


I really liked that one. Especially the way it integrated with the first even though they are set half a century apart. Really well done I thought and the whole corruption of SHIELD subplot was brilliantly tackled.
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Post by: JonL on June 16, 2015, 21:28:46 pm
Watching a bit of Guitar Star. It's as awful as I expected. Helen Sanderson is pretty though.
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Post by: Fishy on June 16, 2015, 21:50:33 pm
Grand piano..... Erm shit...
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Post by: Bez on June 20, 2015, 23:02:48 pm
Stonemouth

Recent BBC adaptation of the Iain Banks novel, like the book 7/10....

The girl who played Ellie is lovely otherwise it might have only made a 6.... ::)
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Post by: JonL on June 21, 2015, 11:23:40 am
Entourage. Clare watches it now, thought she'd hate it. No intention of seeing the movie though.
True Detective S1
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Post by: captainkurtz on June 21, 2015, 11:41:10 am
The Judge

Touching family drama with great cast - Robert Downey Jnr, Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton...
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Post by: Matt2112 on June 21, 2015, 16:11:30 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on June 14, 2015, 09:05:31 am
Watched the first 20 minutes of this last night before giving up.  Drivel.

:P


I used to like your reviews.  :(

;)
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Post by: Analog RH on June 22, 2015, 08:38:02 am
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTkxMjgwMDM4Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTk3NTIwNDE@._V1_SX640_SY720_.jpg)

Bought this for the boy's 17th birthday on Bluray. Perfect switch-the-brain-off popcorn action movie. Worth the price of admission alone for "If you save the world we can do it in the arse hole".  ;D ;D
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Post by: JonL on June 27, 2015, 00:56:21 am
Just got back from seeing Salad Days in a tiny warehouse in North Shields. Cracking doc about the DC punk scene.
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Post by: Valen on July 02, 2015, 14:09:48 pm
Off to see Terminator Genysis shortly.

I know it's had crap reviews, but I found something to like in the other 4, and I'm always fascinated by the concepts of time travel and man vs machine.
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Post by: döm on July 02, 2015, 17:01:30 pm
Quote from: Valen on July 02, 2015, 14:09:48 pm
Off to see Terminator Genysis shortly.

I know it's had crap reviews, but I found something to like in the other 4, and I'm always fascinated by the concepts of time travel and man vs machine.


The clips looked pretty much like they could have come from any of the other films in the franchise.  But if it ain't broke...
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Post by: Bez on July 03, 2015, 12:56:33 pm
Quote from: Fishy on May 30, 2015, 22:42:41 pm
Polished off the rest of the affair...


Worth persevering with ?

I've watched the opener and wasn't overly impressed tbh....it needs to up its' game
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Post by: Valen on July 03, 2015, 13:10:09 pm
Quote from: döm on July 02, 2015, 17:01:30 pm
The clips looked pretty much like they could have come from any of the other films in the franchise.  But if it ain't broke...


We both really enjoyed it. Much better than the trailers would leave you to believe, in spite of one whopping spoiler.

The level of care and attention to detail to re-creating the 1984 scenes was impressive - if you're a fan and have the time, watch the first two movies before you go - you'll get so much out of this one. (Even just from the little details like the type of sneakers Reese pulls on inside the booth of the store he breaks into for clothes). There's even a nice little riff on the Sarah Connor Chronicles series.

The plot certainly isn't convoluted - that's just lazy and inattentive reviewing - and I had no problem following it at all. The leads take a little getting used to, but no more so than the crew of re-booted Trek, and just like that series, I'm happy to see the Terminator series go down a new track.

It lacks some of the substance of the Cameron movies, but clearly a lot of thought has gone into this reboot. The only slight annoyance for me was running the credits over the screen during the protracted opening scenes in the future war as they take down Skynet - would've been better to just show the title and leave the rest till the end of the film.

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Post by: Fishy on July 07, 2015, 10:17:39 am
Quote from: Bez on July 03, 2015, 12:56:33 pm
Worth persevering with ?




not sure tbh.... ..alto another season is in the work for later in the year...
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Post by: Bez on July 07, 2015, 19:19:34 pm
Quote from: Fishy on July 07, 2015, 10:17:39 am
not sure tbh.... ..alto another season is in the work for later in the year...


I know what you mean....I 'be watched a few more since posting....it's a bit slow, but  interesting at the same time....
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Post by: Fishy on July 07, 2015, 20:28:22 pm
slow but interesting..nicely summarised...:)
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Post by: Straight Shooter on July 11, 2015, 14:08:47 pm
Last night,

Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare (Wembley 'Pool' - 1975)
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Post by: JonL on July 11, 2015, 20:20:55 pm
New Girl. Twee and soppy in places, and can't imagine it being popular round here, but I find it funny, and Zooey Deschanel.. *insert Kurtz comment of choice here*.
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Post by: zoony on July 12, 2015, 12:05:45 pm
RUSH - BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE.
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Post by: Matt2112 on July 18, 2015, 00:35:44 am
Breaking Bad Season 3

It's gonna be a cheap weekend...
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Post by: Fishy on July 18, 2015, 08:51:20 am
Started watchingBates Motel..good stuff
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Post by: Bez on July 18, 2015, 14:26:27 pm
New seasons of Veep & House of Lies. Fantastic stuff.
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Post by: zoony on July 19, 2015, 17:58:28 pm
RUSH - EXIT STAGE LEFT. In terms of playing, the bands finest ever music DVD.
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Post by: Fishy on July 20, 2015, 09:57:54 am
more Bates Motel Season 1
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Post by: captainkurtz on July 25, 2015, 22:23:44 pm
Wild.

Shite.
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Post by: JonL on July 26, 2015, 00:04:10 am
Curb your Enthusiasm s4
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Post by: captainkurtz on July 26, 2015, 18:50:23 pm
The Drop

Good
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Post by: Blastzone on July 26, 2015, 23:07:44 pm
The Stranglers Ruby tour dvd . Magic
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Post by: captainkurtz on July 27, 2015, 01:29:46 am
In order of disappearance.

Excellent.
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Post by: JonL on July 29, 2015, 09:58:00 am
Finally watched S1 of Breaking Bad. On to S2 tonight. We'll have it finished in no time.
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Post by: Fishy on July 29, 2015, 11:04:39 am
started Bates Motel S2
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Post by: Matt2112 on July 29, 2015, 11:56:11 am
Quote from: JonL on July 29, 2015, 09:58:00 am
Finally watched S1 of Breaking Bad. On to S2 tonight. We'll have it finished in no time.


Ah - good; I'm not the only one late to this party. :)

Season 4 next for me.
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Post by: JonL on July 29, 2015, 14:28:50 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 29, 2015, 11:56:11 am
Ah - good; I'm not the only one late to this party. :)

Season 4 next for me.

Also trying to watch The Wire, I'm on S2 of this one too, think it's better than s1 so far, but I need the room to myself to concentrate.
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Post by: Bez on July 29, 2015, 23:19:20 pm
Quote from: JonL on July 29, 2015, 14:28:50 pm
Also trying to watch The Wire, I'm on S2 of this one too, think it's better than s1 so far, but I need the room to myself to concentrate.

The subtitles help, the episode guides on the net are useful as well....it's takes a while to pick up the language, but makes it more worthwhile once you do.....
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Post by: Bez on July 29, 2015, 23:19:54 pm
Black Sails

Shit
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Post by: Neph on July 30, 2015, 19:09:59 pm
Slowly working my way through Orange Is The New Black, after that it's either series 2 of True Detective or House of Cards.
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Post by: Bez on August 02, 2015, 00:42:12 am
Into the Storm - Shite, a poor man's "Twister"
Gone Girl - What was the fuss about ? Routine "thriller"
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Post by: Fishy on August 02, 2015, 20:53:56 pm
Quote from: Bez on August 02, 2015, 00:42:12 am

Gone Girl - What was the fuss about ? Routine "thriller"


yes watched this over the weekned.. quite shit really wasn't it..
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Post by: JonL on August 05, 2015, 17:32:31 pm
Watching Dire Straits:Alchemy on Sky Arts. What a well presented film it is. No fast edits, arty farty angles, just a well recorded show. Forgot how much I used to listen to the album too, I remember every nuance of the music.
Just realised, Mel Collins plays on Two Young Lovers.
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Post by: Matt2112 on August 08, 2015, 00:46:32 am
Octopussy on ITV4.  Basically it's Carry On Bond.  Perfect Friday night fare.  8)
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Post by: JonL on August 13, 2015, 16:52:09 pm
Just begun s4 of the Wire.
Got high hopes for this series already due to the setting (education system).
S2 has been the best so far.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on August 13, 2015, 23:45:40 pm
True Detective
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nick on August 14, 2015, 00:00:18 am
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on August 13, 2015, 23:45:40 pm
True Detective

first or second series?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on August 14, 2015, 09:02:16 am
House of cards season 3

Losing its way, somewhat...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on August 14, 2015, 12:30:45 pm
Quote from: Nick on August 14, 2015, 00:00:18 am
first or second series?


1st series. Had it on DVD for ages but never got round to watching it. Viewed the whole season over two nights. Great stuff.
I've read season two isn't as strong?
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Post by: Nick on August 14, 2015, 12:59:43 pm
Loved series 1 haven't watched 2 as i heard the same.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on August 14, 2015, 16:17:44 pm
Just watched the Spongebob movie.
Completely insane and brilliantly bonkers. I never thought I'd say this, but I wish I'd seen it in 3d.
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Post by: Matt2112 on August 15, 2015, 00:16:55 am
Just discovered that one of the 4oD "Box Sets" is Nathan Barley.

I knew there must have been a good reason why I shelled out for a Smart TV...  ::) :)
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Post by: JonL on August 16, 2015, 01:39:49 am
20 Feet From Stardom

Cracking doc, great insight into these staggering singers careers.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on August 22, 2015, 04:29:01 am
Quote from: JonL on August 16, 2015, 01:39:49 am
20 Feet From Stardom

Cracking doc, great insight into these staggering singers careers.


Read a lot of good reviews about that.  You've reminded me I must seek it out. :)

Usual Friday late night BBC Four HD-fest Chez Nous:  Andy Williams duets which was far better than I expected - chap a totally class act to be fair - and now a Sinatra doc which is probably better suited for fans cos I've lost interest and would rather watch a full gig.  By Andy Williams. :)
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Post by: Analog RH on August 22, 2015, 11:34:52 am
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/Damages_S1.jpg)

Finished season 1 last night. Whilst not in the league of Wire / Breaking Bad / Sopranos etc, it was a rollercoaster of a series. Glenn Close's mouth and chin are fascinating  ;D. Rose Byrne annoying at times. Ted Danson by far and away the best thing about it. Željko Ivanek fascinating to watch as Ray Fiske. Anastasia Griffith gave me the complete and total horn. Liked how it all came together in the last two episodes.

Will carry on into season 2. Looking forward to seeing how Timothy Olyphant and William Hurt shape up.
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Post by: Bez on August 22, 2015, 12:25:55 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on August 22, 2015, 11:34:52 am
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/Damages_S1.jpg)

Finished season 1 last night. Whilst not in the league of Wire / Breaking Bad / Sopranos etc, it was a rollercoaster of a series. Glenn Close's mouth and chin are fascinating  ;D. Rose Byrne annoying at times. Ted Danson by far and away the best thing about it. Željko Ivanek fascinating to watch as Ray Fiske. Anastasia Griffith gave me the complete and total horn. Liked how it all came together in the last two episodes.

Will carry on into season 2. Looking forward to seeing how Timothy Olyphant and William Hurt shape up.


Season one was the best of the lot for me, but overall a pretty decent series....well worth seeing
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Post by: Analog RH on August 23, 2015, 13:16:03 pm
(http://www.cineworld.ie/assets/media/films/7735_poster_iphone.jpg)

Bought this on Bluray yesterday. Wish I hadn't bothered.
The three lead actors chew every last inch out of the scenery. Yes, there is the novelty value of Steve Carell playing it straight, and physically Mark Ruffallo does a Tom Cruise a la Tropic Thunder, but its just too crafted for me. What should be subtle in the film is far too "ooh look, we're trying to tell you something" - homosexuality, fear of mom, fecked up childhood etc.
Its also one of those "based on a true story" films which is hard to enjoy if you already know what really happened, which I did. So many facts are changed, and timelines warped, that I ended up being annoyed with the artistic license taken by the makers.
And, perhaps for me most importantly, its thoroughly depressing meaning I won't ever want to watch it again. Think The Road, Marley & Me, Kramer vs Kramer.

Bluray will be on eBay by lunchtime.
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Post by: Captain Ron on August 24, 2015, 11:01:00 am
Picked up Big Hero 6 and Ex Machina on bluray. Seen the latter and liked it a lot. Heard good things about Big Hero 6 but never seen it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on August 29, 2015, 00:18:43 am
BBC Four: Mumford & Sons at Reading.

Utter shite.  *zap*
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on August 29, 2015, 01:26:32 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 29, 2015, 00:18:43 am
BBC Four: Mumford & Sons at Reading.

Utter shite.  *zap*

I gave them a fair go. Did nothing for me.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on August 29, 2015, 02:07:41 am
Quote from: JonL on August 29, 2015, 01:26:32 am
I gave them a fair go. Did nothing for me.


Found them boring, waited until the set livened up a bit, it didn't.  When you start pining for The Libertines you know it's really bad.  :-\
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Post by: JonL on August 29, 2015, 17:14:19 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 29, 2015, 02:07:41 am
Found them boring, waited until the set livened up a bit, it didn't.  When you start pining for The Libertines you know it's really bad.  :-\

funnily enough,  I was thinking at least The Libertines would have some dire in their bellies.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 29, 2015, 22:23:32 pm
Quote from: JonL on August 29, 2015, 17:14:19 pm
I was thinking at least The Libertines would have some dire in their bellies.

The Libertines are full of dire...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on August 29, 2015, 23:56:29 pm
Thought I'd become jaded with Metallica.  But this is pretty spectacular.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 30, 2015, 00:43:45 am
Quote from: JonL on August 29, 2015, 23:56:29 pm
Thought I'd become jaded with Metallica.  But this is pretty spectacular.

You've not got to the bass solo then....
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Post by: captainkurtz on August 30, 2015, 00:51:54 am
Quote from: JonL on August 29, 2015, 23:56:29 pm
Thought I'd become jaded with Metallica.  But this is pretty spectacular.

Always good value...despite not having released a brilliant record in 29 years... :o
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on August 30, 2015, 08:53:15 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 30, 2015, 00:51:54 am
Always good value...despite not having released a brilliant record in 29 years... :o

this is exceptional though. And they're playing alot of "newer" stuff, by newer I mean less than 20 years old, and it sounds killer.
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Post by: captainkurtz on August 30, 2015, 09:29:57 am
True.  Enjoyed their set.
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Post by: Bez on August 30, 2015, 19:22:46 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 29, 2015, 00:18:43 am
BBC Four: Mumford & Sons at Reading.

Utter shite.  *zap*


Arghhhhh...Mrs Bez wants to get tickets to see this lot around Christmas....not my cup of tea at all....will be checking if Bez Junior fancies taking her.... ::)
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Post by: captainkurtz on August 30, 2015, 19:31:01 pm
Last episode of House of Cards season 3 tonight...

Not as good as the first 2 seasons but still pretty good stuff...
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Post by: captainkurtz on August 31, 2015, 00:09:49 am
Jesus Christ, the libertines are fecking wank.

Pete Doherty's a real fat c*** these days, as well.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on August 31, 2015, 02:39:24 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 31, 2015, 00:09:49 am
Jesus Christ, the libertines are fecking wank.

Pete Doherty's a real fat c*** these days, as well.


Harsh.


;)
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Post by: JonL on August 31, 2015, 10:37:36 am
Thought I'd recorded them, but apparently not. Oh well.
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Post by: Analog RH on September 04, 2015, 05:28:11 am
(http://www.customdvd.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=43807&d=1400700489&thumb=1)

Addicted. Already bought season 4. Hope it arrives before I finish this series (Netflix only has the first 3)......
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Post by: Straight Shooter on September 04, 2015, 16:39:43 pm
Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers  (Melbourne 84)
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Post by: Analog RH on September 07, 2015, 09:23:06 am
(http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/movie/movie_poster/black-sea-2015/large_MV5BMjMyNzI1ODA3OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTI5OTczMzE_._V1._CR54_54_1274_1940__SX1216_SY712_.jpg)
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Post by: Gary L. Grape on September 07, 2015, 13:26:32 pm
I thought I'd finally get round to watching Interstellar tonight... :)
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Post by: Fishy on September 17, 2015, 11:04:54 am
les revenants
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on September 17, 2015, 12:28:12 pm
Neglected to mention that the other might I watched Starred Up. 

Yes, it's a gritty prison drama, and on the face of it has the usual cliches, but it doesn't glamorize anything in any way and rising star Jack O'Connell gives one of the most astonishingly naturalistic performances seen in British cinema for many a year.

There's no obvious narrative, no cosy resolutions and it's just brilliantly made altogether.

And it's £3 from Tesco - unmissable at that price. 
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on September 17, 2015, 22:47:33 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 17, 2015, 12:28:12 pm
Neglected to mention that the other might I watched Starred Up. 

Yes, it's a gritty prison drama, and on the face of it has the usual cliches, but it doesn't glamorize anything in any way and rising star Jack O'Connell gives one of the most astonishingly naturalistic performances seen in British cinema for many a year.

There's no obvious narrative, no cosy resolutions and it's just brilliantly made altogether.

And it's £3 from Tesco - unmissable at that price.


I watched it on Sky a few months back, well I think it was the same film, but I thought it was pretty poor....I'll concede that O'Connell was good.....sorry !
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Post by: Matt2112 on October 03, 2015, 00:42:07 am
Bloomin Indie documentaries on BBC Four and the flippin Libertines on Jools.  One member of the household very happy.  ::)
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Post by: Straight Shooter on October 10, 2015, 12:35:59 pm
Stuff from this week's BBC 6 Music Live on the Red Button :

The Staves
New Order
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 10, 2015, 15:27:20 pm
Opeth - Lamentations
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Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 12, 2015, 15:42:25 pm
Had to watch parts 2 and 3 of Infernal Affairs last weekend. I enjoyed them both, but not as much as part 1

(http://kuvat2.huuto.net/c/07/31ba1fc6bba608c3cb27a9de478e3-orig.jpg)
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Post by: Fishy on October 20, 2015, 16:33:47 pm
(http://images.redbox.com/Images/EPC/Kiosk/8218.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on October 23, 2015, 15:40:24 pm
(http://masterherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Orange-is-the-New-Black.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on October 27, 2015, 13:59:21 pm
Watched "The Raid 2" last night. Very good. Not as lean and mean as the first but still a very worthy watch.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on October 28, 2015, 17:55:48 pm
(http://images.designntrend.com/data/images/full/60745/how-to-get-away-with-murder.jpg)

Watched the 15-episode first season of this over two nights. On balance I'd recommend it, for the sterling performance of Viola Davis in the lead role.

There is a fair amount wrong with it. The premise - one key murder, the details of which are revealed over the series run whilst the team of lawyers work on a case per episode - has been done to death before: from Murder One to Damages and all points in between. Some of the acting is creaky, and the script sometimes hackneyed.

But Davis is a revelation, and is ably supported by Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas in Harry Potter). It also keeps you watching by putting a cliffhanger at the end of each episode. I also like that whilst the season finale does leave you wanting to see season 2 straight away, it ties up enough loose ends to leave you satisfied.

Series two already showing in the US. I'll be watching it when it appears on Netflix over here.

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on October 29, 2015, 13:00:38 pm
Jurassic World on bluray. Loved it in all it's cheesy blockbuster glory. It has a certain vital something that the first one had that was missing from the interim movies. Watched a couple of the "making of" extras and it turns out that Spielberg had a big hand in this one. It shows. :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on October 29, 2015, 17:58:48 pm
Clare's watching American Horror Story: Hotel
Deeply unpleasant, clichéd and dull.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on October 29, 2015, 22:08:38 pm
(http://images.bwwstatic.com/columnpic6/2639FA4D2-A68D-6D43-A977421186F033BD.jpg)

It was shit.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on November 02, 2015, 14:43:34 pm
American Heist

Shit
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on November 02, 2015, 15:29:26 pm
Watched Spooks.. The Greater Good over the weekend... very enjoyable...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on November 03, 2015, 20:02:54 pm

Skyfall
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 07, 2015, 16:10:48 pm
Rainbow Live in Munich '77
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Post by: DavidL on November 15, 2015, 19:54:44 pm
David Gilmour - Wider Horizons
Good stuff - available on iPlayer now
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on November 15, 2015, 20:07:44 pm
Quote from: DavidL on November 15, 2015, 19:54:44 pm
David Gilmour - Wider Horizons
Good stuff - available on iPlayer now

His wife has gotten better with age - I thought she was well saucy.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: DavidL on November 15, 2015, 20:13:19 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 15, 2015, 20:07:44 pm
His wife has gotten better with age - I thought she was well saucy.
Down boy!
;D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nick on November 15, 2015, 21:33:30 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 15, 2015, 20:07:44 pm
His wife has gotten better with age - I thought she was well saucy.


Agreed, proper minx.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on November 20, 2015, 17:02:47 pm
Riddick bluray. Just... love this series and I honestly think the latest one is the best. Next installment can't come soon enough.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on November 21, 2015, 23:10:25 pm
ELP - Isle of Wight 1970
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 22, 2015, 01:38:17 am
American Sniper

Deeply depressing.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on November 23, 2015, 17:48:38 pm
Dredd bluray again. Shame it didn't do big box office. I would love more. Cursed Earth. Dark Judges. Angel Gang. So much mythos to explore.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: DavidL on November 24, 2015, 22:20:55 pm
Found time to watch the Channel 4 documentary, 'Building Hitler's Supergun' tonight. Excellent. When I explained to the missus, what an evil little man Mr Hitler was, she repled, "Yes, I think I would have got on quite well with him". To which I responded, "Yes, I think so too - once a month, at least"
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 01, 2015, 11:05:16 am
Interstellar.

Missed this at the cinemas and it's been so long since release the bluray is now in the "£1.60 a week" section in the library.

It's okay...I like the interesting and thoughtful concepts it raised, but I found the script a bit clunky a little too often and the editing quite poor in some sections.  It didn't completely work and I didn't completely "buy" it.

It's no 2001, and even Contact is better.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Captain Ron on December 01, 2015, 13:21:59 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 01, 2015, 11:05:16 am
Interstellar.

Missed this at the cinemas and it's been so long since release the bluray is now in the "£1.60 a week" section in the library.

It's okay...I like the interesting and thoughtful concepts it raised, but I found the script a bit clunky a little too often and the editing quite poor in some sections.  It didn't completely work and I didn't completely "buy" it.

It's no 2001, and even Contact is better.


My feelings too but less of the "even Contact". Contact is a proper true in every sense of the word "sci-fi" film.
interstellar gets too metaphysical and the whole thing with the multi-dimensional room and him communicating with his daughter was just way too "out there".
Also, the musical score was needlessly overloud at many points in the film that were not even that dramatic and it even drowns the dialogue in a few points. Not good.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nick on December 01, 2015, 20:49:49 pm
Captain, you just reminded me of my hatred of film musical scores. I find them so intrusive and unecessary, you can almost guess the score by the title of the film.
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Post by: Analog RH on December 07, 2015, 23:47:12 pm
London Spy
Capital

Two excellent dramas from the BBC. The first episode of the former was particularly brilliant.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #1
Post by: Bez on December 09, 2015, 14:09:54 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on December 07, 2015, 23:47:12 pm
London Spy
Capital

Two excellent dramas from the BBC. The first episode of the former was particularly brilliant.


Enjoying "Capital" but gave up on "London Spy" after the first, mind numbing episode....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on December 14, 2015, 10:05:57 am
BBC iplayer fest

Documentary about 10cc
Documentary about Jeff Lynne
Gilmour @ the RAH
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on December 14, 2015, 11:45:19 am
Quote from: Fishy on December 14, 2015, 10:05:57 am
BBC iplayer fest

Documentary about 10cc
Documentary about Jeff Lynne
Gilmour @ the RAH


Really enjoyed the 10CC doc, didn't realise how many hits Gouldman wrote before he made it as a performer....I also belived the urban myth that the name came from average the amount of ejaculate issued by the male orgasm  ::)

This week's doc on the Bay City Rollers is worth a watch as well 
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Post by: Fishy on December 14, 2015, 12:14:26 pm
Agreed the 10cc doc  was really really good.. again i never realised about Gouldman or Eric Stewart's early days in the 60s... got a best of album around somewhere..will need to dig it out anfd give it another listen... also the Godley/creme album electronic album sounds interesting...
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 14, 2015, 13:36:45 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 14, 2015, 11:45:19 amThis week's doc on the Bay City Rollers is worth a watch as well


The quality of the music docs on BBC Four is generally exceptional - they often make genres I'm not necessarily that interested in quite engrossing.

I didn't see the BCR doc but I saw the one about "boy bands" which offered a lot of astute and intelligent analysis, from the 60s-present.
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Post by: Bez on December 14, 2015, 13:57:18 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 14, 2015, 13:36:45 pm
The quality of the music docs on BBC Four is generally exceptional - they often make genres I'm not necessarily that interested in quite engrossing.

I didn't see the BCR doc but I saw the one about "boy bands" which offered a lot of astute and intelligent analysis, from the 60s-present.


Saw that as well, girl bands next up which should be equally engrossing....not next week for some reason though  :-\
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on December 14, 2015, 15:38:13 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 14, 2015, 13:57:18 pm
Saw that as well, girl bands next up which should be equally engrossing....not next week for some reason though  :-\


Quite, but I think these programmes tend to be broadcast on a kind of rotational basis...?  There's always BBC Player, anyway. :)
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Post by: Captain Ron on December 14, 2015, 16:13:33 pm
I really want to see the Ash Vs Evil Dead series but it's only on Virgin and there is no sign of a dvd or bluray release as yet. A couple of colleagues here rating it very highly indeed.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on December 14, 2015, 20:11:16 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 14, 2015, 11:45:19 am

This week's doc on the Bay City Rollers is worth a watch as well.


Yes, excellent. Best of all the music docs on iPlayer at the moment is Forever Young, which is definitely worth a watch if you've not seen it. Worth the price of admission for Iggy Pop's contribution alone.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on December 14, 2015, 21:07:22 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on December 14, 2015, 20:11:16 pm
Yes, excellent. Best of all the music docs on iPlayer at the moment is Forever Young, which is definitely worth a watch if you've not seen it. Worth the price of admission for Iggy Pop's contribution alone.


I missed that one, will check it out...
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Post by: zoony on December 19, 2015, 11:25:21 am
Alicia is watching some of the Star Wars films on SKY demand. I lost track of which one was which after the "original" 3.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nick on December 19, 2015, 14:02:04 pm
Dont think you missed much.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on December 20, 2015, 11:07:19 am
Quote from: zoony on December 19, 2015, 11:25:21 am
Alicia is watching some of the Star Wars films on SKY demand. I lost track of which one was which after the "original" 3.

One of them is about trade embargos and is quite racist.
One of them is basically a cartoon there's that much cgi.
One of them is about a  huffy young man who gets more huffy.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on December 20, 2015, 21:14:00 pm
This supposed live Sound Of Music re-boot on ITV is utterly pointless.  :-\
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on December 20, 2015, 23:18:58 pm
Home Alone.
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Post by: JonL on December 23, 2015, 10:17:40 am
Last night's movie was Rare Exports.
Tonight will be National Lampoon
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on December 23, 2015, 10:23:04 am
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa on BBC2 last night.

As good and consistently funny as I remember from its cinema release. 

There are some good films on over Chrimbo if you dig deep enough.
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 23, 2015, 12:09:42 pm
I managed half an hour of that;  wank, I thought.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on December 23, 2015, 19:04:57 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 23, 2015, 12:09:42 pm
I managed half an hour of that;  wank, I thought.

Did you have one? Or was that your thoughts on the film?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on December 23, 2015, 19:29:17 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 23, 2015, 12:09:42 pm
I managed half an hour of that;  wank, I thought.


My thoughts exactly. Pile of utter excrement. I bought it for £3 in a sale a few months ago. 90 minutes of my life I will never get back. Anyone wants my copy for free, PM me. Otherwise it'll be going in the bin in the spring clean.

Last night's joys were Luther ep 2 and Love Actually.

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Post by: JonL on December 24, 2015, 11:47:14 am
Die Hard 2 tonight.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on December 24, 2015, 12:17:13 pm
Been immersing myself in Shrek, toy Story and Indiana Jones... great stuff...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on December 24, 2015, 22:40:31 pm
Making A Murderer. Fab documentary series on Netflix. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on December 24, 2015, 23:20:26 pm
Die Hard 2 knocked on the head. Isaac now enjoying Home Alone 2.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on December 26, 2015, 01:50:29 am
Avengers Assemble in 3D

I got a new 3D bluray player for Chrimbo plus the above (with its sequel) which is one of the minority of big budget films that uses 3D to very good effect.  I forgot just how much this film really clicks into top gear in the last hour; terrific stuff.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on December 27, 2015, 11:52:28 am
quantum of solace

pants
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nick on December 27, 2015, 21:57:11 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on December 24, 2015, 22:40:31 pm
Making A Murderer. Fab documentary series on Netflix. Highly recommended.


This is superb so far, the most gripping thing I have see since BB. Looks like I can complete the series over the hols.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on December 28, 2015, 02:03:23 am
Avengers: Age Of Ultron (3D)

Good, solid stuff, but the first one is easily superior.  This sequel is hokum, but very expensive state-of-the-art hokum.  It makes me want to upgrade my system - I'll probably have to settle for a quality soundbar.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nick on December 28, 2015, 16:27:31 pm
Quote from: Nick on December 27, 2015, 21:57:11 pm
This is superb so far, the most gripping thing I have see since BB. Looks like I can complete the series over the hols.


So good I finished it today. This really is a must watch.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on December 29, 2015, 00:15:02 am
The Story of The Jam

Documentary on Sky Arts, well worth catching, nothing new, but recent contributions from all members....
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 29, 2015, 01:37:41 am
The 5th Annual Watching of Bad Santa.

And no less enjoyable for it.  Really do take new things from this film every time; this year in particular I howled with laughter at the rapid dialogue during the checkerboard sequence.  There's a few such scenes that are far more brilliant than I remember.

Apparently there's a sequel next year - a mere 13 years after the original!  It had better be good...
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Post by: JonL on December 30, 2015, 18:32:38 pm
Kajaki.
Bloody Hell, literally.
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 09, 2016, 12:27:47 pm
BBC Four great last night:

The Story Of 1981
TOTP from 1981

When chart music were proper!

Marvellous Friday night viewing washed down with a glass of red wine...heaven.  Got to make the most of it while I can...  ::)

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Post by: Bez on January 12, 2016, 14:15:45 pm
Banksy Does New York - excellent documentary about Banksy's "residency" in NY in 2013
Beowoulf  - Shite
Endeavour - Slow, but OK
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Post by: Captain Ron on January 12, 2016, 14:49:11 pm
Recent first views.

Age of Adaline - Nice romantic fantasy. Could've done without the pet dog mortality stuff.
Bridge of Spies - Decent Spielberg / Tom Hanks flick. Not earthshaking but entertaining enough.
Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Superb spy spoof with some terrific action set pieces and plenty of wit. Much better than I thought it would be.
E.O.Wilson. Of Man and ants - Great documentary about the life and work of this emminent naturalist and sociobiologist.

Recent re-watches.

Tucker and Dale vs Evil. Very very silly and brilliant. Does for the hillbilly slasher movie what Shrek did for fairytales.
Ender's Game. Proper scifi. Thought provoking and coldly clinical.
Kingsman, the secret service. Superb spy spoof similar in some ways to Man from U.N.C.L.E. but grittier. Sam L Jackson's villain was too weird for my tastes though.
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 12, 2016, 16:55:01 pm
Gravity 3D

Obviously it's stunning technically, and it's more a feast for the eyes than the brain; however, there is an early shot where the shuttle looks like a cheap cardboard cut-out...!  Plus, although it goes for authentic scientific accuracy within very reasonable limits of artistic license, apparently there is an enormous scientific howler at a critical point of the film, though only the most churlish of Newtonian physics nerds would say it ruins thngs.
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 12, 2016, 17:21:39 pm
But you get to see Sandra Bullock in her pants, so that evens things out a bit.
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Post by: Bez on January 12, 2016, 21:58:15 pm
Walking the Himalayas - entertaining stuff....I like the guy who presents and his series on walking the Nile was good as well.
The Big Bash - Aussie 20/20 cricket.....really good
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 16, 2016, 02:10:13 am
BBC Four.  Inter alia:  TOTP 1981

Wonderful.

Fascinating to see the names on the chat run down.  Like "Dire Straights" for example.  ;D
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Post by: Captain Ron on January 17, 2016, 19:13:59 pm
Watched 6 episodes of Ash vs Evil Dead this weekend. Chuckle and gore in equal measure. Four more to go to finish, I have heard that a second season has already been secured. Yay! :)
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Post by: andyhaines on January 17, 2016, 19:31:16 pm
5 Years - David Bowie Documentary.
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Post by: Bez on January 17, 2016, 22:04:35 pm
Quote from: andyhaines on January 17, 2016, 19:31:16 pm
5 Years - David Bowie Documentary.


Really rather excellent I thought....
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Post by: Captain Ron on January 19, 2016, 17:16:13 pm
Ash vs Evil Dead season 1 finale tonight. It's been groovy!  8)
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Post by: Fishy on January 21, 2016, 10:08:34 am
bbc iplayer..the three parter And Then There Were None on the beeb
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Post by: pdw1 on January 22, 2016, 09:43:23 am
Quote from: Fishy on January 21, 2016, 10:08:34 am
bbc iplayer..the three parter And Then There Were None on the beeb

really enjoyed that. It is a very creepy
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Post by: Fishy on January 22, 2016, 14:46:07 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on January 22, 2016, 09:43:23 am
really enjoyed that. It is a very creepy


yep very enjoyable..remeber watching the film years ago but couldn't remember how it all ended up... good stuff...
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 23, 2016, 02:00:39 am
Breaking Bad Season Four

Finally!  A few episodes in and....whooaah.  Just gets better.

Need to complete the whole thing before we can't.  ::)
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Post by: DavidL on January 27, 2016, 00:27:14 am
Music Moguls - The Melody Makers. Another brilliant BBC 4 documentary about producers. Available on iPlayer.
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Post by: Bez on January 28, 2016, 09:08:58 am
Quote from: DavidL on January 27, 2016, 00:27:14 am
Music Moguls - The Melody Makers. Another brilliant BBC 4 documentary about producers. Available on iPlayer.


Was that the first one about "managers" or the second one about "producers" ?

Both have been excellent.
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Post by: DavidL on January 28, 2016, 11:43:32 am
Quote from: Bez on January 28, 2016, 09:08:58 am
Was that the first one about "managers" or the second one about "producers" ?

Both have been excellent.
The second episode. The first was good too but I found this one far more interesting.
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Post by: Fishy on January 28, 2016, 12:24:40 pm
Lucky Man  first episode...
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Post by: Bez on January 28, 2016, 13:24:56 pm
Quote from: DavidL on January 28, 2016, 11:43:32 am
The second episode. The first was good too but I found this one far more interesting.


yep, agreed....
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Post by: Straight Shooter on January 28, 2016, 17:35:29 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 28, 2016, 13:24:56 pm
yep, agreed....

... same here  :)

Quote from: DavidL on January 27, 2016, 00:27:14 am
Music Moguls - The Melody Makers. Another brilliant BBC 4 documentary about PRODUCERS. Available on iPlayer.

Quote from: Bez on January 28, 2016, 09:08:58 am
Was that the first one about "managers" or the second one about "producers" ?

Talk about post building?!  ;)
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Post by: Fishy on February 02, 2016, 14:06:13 pm
Copland
99 Houses
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Post by: Captain Ron on February 02, 2016, 22:30:02 pm
Just finished Season 1 of "The Strain". Marvellous and so far, very faithful to the books.
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Post by: Fishy on February 04, 2016, 10:12:14 am
A quick romp thru the Stargazing Live from the start of the year..some of it very interesting..some of it completely over my head... astro physics..who needs it   :)
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 07, 2016, 02:25:00 am
Shirley Bassey on BBC Four.

Never has someone so technically spectacular sang such insufferably dreadful songs.  :-\

EDIT: With the possible exception of Christina Aguilera.

::)
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 07, 2016, 02:48:40 am
Yay! TOTP 1981..!! At last! :D
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Post by: JonL on February 07, 2016, 09:28:42 am
Orange is the New Black.

Up to ep 5. Really enjoying it.
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Post by: Fishy on February 07, 2016, 10:45:06 am
The Martian
Bridge of Spies
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Post by: Fishy on February 08, 2016, 10:05:18 am
Black Mass

This Is Spinal Tap
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Post by: DavidL on February 08, 2016, 19:48:42 pm
The Most Dangerous Band In The World - Guns & Roses story
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Post by: Fishy on February 09, 2016, 10:02:35 am
A Mighty Wind
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 13, 2016, 01:05:48 am
BBC Four:

TOTP 1981 - featuring Graham Bonnet!

Followed by a doc about banned songs.  Lamneth doesn't feature unfortunately. ;)
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Post by: JonL on February 13, 2016, 18:37:05 pm
Aerosmith at Donnington. Expected it to be shit. It certainly was not.
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 14, 2016, 03:09:51 am
Breaking Bad Season Five.

Thank goodness they're down eight episodes.  It's still stunningly brilliant and utterly riveting but...we're on a clock.   :-\

NP: TOTP 1981.  It's literally been decades since I've heard some of this stuff.  Thank goodness for the BBC.  ::)  ;)
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Post by: DavidL on February 14, 2016, 19:49:43 pm
 'The Easybeats to AC/DC - the story of Aussie rock'. Another good offering from BBC 4. Having read Mick Wall's AC/DC biography, I was fairly familiar with the story but still a great watch.
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Post by: Analog RH on February 16, 2016, 18:24:37 pm
Quote from: JonL on February 07, 2016, 09:28:42 am
Orange is the New Black.

Up to ep 5. Really enjoying it.


I thought the first two seasons were great but imho it tails off during the third.

I've been watching White Collar. Season 1 complete, now 3 episodes into season 2. Its lightweight and undemanding - an FBI version of Suits - but its enjoyable and the characters are likable.

Tonight I'm starting Better Call Saul season 2. First episode was released to netflix today.

The one I'm wetting myself about is the new season of House of Cards. On Netflix 10th March.

Out of interest, anyone watch the first episode of The People Vs O J Simpson last night? The whole world and his dog is in it - John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr, David Schwimmer, Nathan Lane, Selma Blair etc etc). It was better than I expected. Will certainly watch ep 2 next week.
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Post by: JonL on February 16, 2016, 22:25:40 pm
Narcos was excellent.
Back into SoA, just started S3, way more violent than I remember.
Started Bloodline, looks interesting. A soap with a dark underbelly.

Just watched Kendrick Lamar at the Grammys too, fecking Hell, that was a great performance.
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Post by: JonL on February 17, 2016, 07:55:34 am
Vinyl pilot.

fecking terrible, awful, cliched drivel. I know tv is very different to the movies, but considering the amount of quality writing in tv,  it's disappointing that Scorcese has put his name to this, though not surprising.
Considering Jagger lived this time period, and Scorcese is steeped in it, this is a huge let down. Then again, it's probably accurate, just not very interesting.
Much of the music isn't original, they clearly couldn't get the rights, and apparently, Plant was a Londoner, even singing with a London accent. That really annoyed me.
And wasn't Peter Grant about 6'4? Not 5'8?
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Post by: Fishy on February 17, 2016, 10:40:38 am
BBC Mental Health progs... very very interesting and quite disturbing...
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 20, 2016, 20:26:57 pm
Breaking Bad - Final Season

Don't know how they manage to keep ramping up the tension, but it's done brilliantly.

Shame about the howling continuity error though when a handcuffed Walter's glasses fall off, only to be back in place a few shots later...!
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Post by: captainkurtz on February 22, 2016, 00:18:53 am
Kajaki

Whoa.  Won't complain next time I get a migraine...
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Post by: Nick on February 22, 2016, 00:29:13 am
Storyville, 2015-2016: 16. Decadence and Downfall: The Shah of Iran's Ultimate Party: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07176xr via @bbciplayer

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Post by: Matt2112 on February 22, 2016, 10:41:03 am
Breaking Bad - Final Season

Finished...what a series (and thankfully I managed to totally avoid any spoilers). :)
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Post by: Analog RH on February 22, 2016, 12:34:05 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 22, 2016, 00:18:53 am
Kajaki

Whoa.  Won't complain next time I get a migraine...


That's a great film - possibly the best movie I've watched on Netflix this year. Found myself tip toeing to the loo half way through.  ;)
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Post by: Straight Shooter on February 22, 2016, 14:14:43 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 22, 2016, 00:18:53 am
Kajaki

Whoa.  Won't complain next time I get a migraine...

Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on February 22, 2016, 12:34:05 pm
That's a great film - possibly the best movie I've watched on Netflix this year. Found myself tip toeing to the loo half way through.  ;)

Link : The manager from my local community theatre (Bathgate Regal) appears in it.  :) (http://www.bathgateregal.org/kajaki.php)
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Post by: captainkurtz on February 22, 2016, 17:48:02 pm
Cool - the acting throughout is fantastic.  Helped enormously by not having any 'stars' in it.
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Post by: döm on February 23, 2016, 14:23:26 pm
Just finished Deutschland '83.  Great stuff.  Really enlightening to see the Cold War from the perspective of a country that was cut in 2 because of it.
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Post by: Valen on February 23, 2016, 16:37:31 pm
The Sopranos.

Box set came into Karen's shop, so it was snapped up for a princely £7.

Quite enjoying it - well written and acted, and I guess it broke a few taboos in its day, although it's probably a bit tame by today's excesses.

But blimey, what an unpleasant bunch - all of them! Usually one character in an ensemble drama will evoke some empathy or understanding, but they all come across as a bunch of selfish scumbags. And that includes the women , children and law enforcement. I'll bet that series did wonders for New Jersey's tourist trade. Come to think of it, we were in NJ around the time it was being made.....

We're onto the last season, so it'll be interesting to see if any of them make to the end.....other than Tony  ;)
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Post by: Neph on February 24, 2016, 22:03:24 pm
Spotlight.

I really won't expecting too much but this was pretty sensational. Great performances, a flab free script and no unnecessary subplots to clog things up.
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Post by: Captain Ron on February 25, 2016, 11:51:07 am
The Revenant. Beautifully filmed and acted throughout but utterly bleak. A bit like The Outlaw Josey Wales but minus all the levity that makes that one so good for repeat viewing.
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Post by: Bez on February 27, 2016, 01:33:20 am
"Amy"

Documentary about the rise and fall of Amy Winehouse.

Harrowing
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Post by: JonL on February 27, 2016, 20:19:58 pm
Tonight's UFC card. In London, so I can watch it live. Under card is not up to much so far though.
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Post by: Bez on February 28, 2016, 22:12:43 pm
More documentaries :

The Joy of ABBA - very good
Blondie - The Making of Parallel Lines - very good
The Secret Life of Bob Monkhouse - excellent, well worth tracking down on the iPlayer (BBC4)
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Post by: Analog RH on March 03, 2016, 18:30:39 pm
I've been poorly this week, so lots of TV.

The Other One: The Long Strange Trip Of Bob Weir - excellent Netflix documentary about the youngest member of The Grateful Dead.

Cobain: Montage of Heck - really good stuff, this. Gets to the nub of why Cobain was so fecked up in the head. Particularly interesting to hear what Krist Novosolic has to say about things, he is clearly still very affected by what happened. Courtney as bonkers as ever, but as this is authorised (Kurt's daughter is producer) she gets off lightly.

Life And Death Row. Outstanding BBC series. Binged-watched both series in one night. Some of it truly disturbing, all of it thought-provoking.

Better Call Saul - first episodes of season 2 better than season 1. It's developing very nicely. Cinematography is particularly lovely.


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Post by: Matt2112 on March 03, 2016, 22:37:24 pm
Actually managing to work though series 1 of The Walking Dead.

Yes, yes - the TV is switched on at the time.  ::)  ;D
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Post by: JonL on March 03, 2016, 23:35:25 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on March 03, 2016, 18:30:39 pm
Cobain: Montage of Heck - really good stuff, this. Gets to the nub of why Cobain was so fecked up in the head. Particularly interesting to hear what Krist Novosolic has to say about things, he is clearly still very affected by what happened. Courtney as bonkers as ever, but as this is authorised (Kurt's daughter is producer) she gets off lightly.



Hated it.
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Post by: Analog RH on March 04, 2016, 00:22:22 am
Quote from: JonL on March 03, 2016, 23:35:25 pm
Hated it.


Yeah, I get that. It's a marmite thing. Half my mates loved it, half loathed it.

Just watched "What Happened Miss Simone?" On Netflix. Another tortured artist. Another great Netflix Original.
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 06, 2016, 15:53:58 pm
Nightcrawler

Very good.  Jake Gyllenhaal superb.
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Post by: captainkurtz on March 06, 2016, 16:19:13 pm
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

Yeah, enjoyed it.  The girl who is in it is a bit tasty.  Fab buns.
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Post by: JonL on March 06, 2016, 18:47:42 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 06, 2016, 16:19:13 pm
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

Yeah, enjoyed it.  The girl who is in it is a bit tasty.  Fab buns.

Agree on both counts.

The MI movies have turned out to be really enjoyable after the first 2, which is unusual.
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Post by: Fishy on March 07, 2016, 10:07:46 am
Thirteen..  BBC3 iplayer...
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Post by: Fishy on March 07, 2016, 13:46:43 pm
Watched Philomena over the weekend...
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Post by: JonL on March 07, 2016, 14:09:10 pm
Foxcatcher. An odd one. Channing Tatum is superb.
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 07, 2016, 14:13:58 pm
Maps To The Stars

Hmmm...Cronenberg is the sort of director you have to meet half way but I slowly grew into this.  A bitter, pitch-black comic Hollywood satire with an excellent cast.
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Post by: döm on March 07, 2016, 14:26:42 pm
Watched Kingsman - The Secret Service and Teminatior Genysis yesterday - both a lot of fun!
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Post by: Analog RH on March 07, 2016, 21:12:06 pm
House of Cards season 4.
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Post by: JonL on March 07, 2016, 23:51:36 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on March 07, 2016, 21:12:06 pm
House of Cards season 4.

Just started watching S1.  I was gripped from the first 5 mins.
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Post by: JonL on March 08, 2016, 11:44:41 am
Hap and Leonard, ep 1 on Amazon Prime.
Going to enjoy this.
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Post by: Fishy on March 08, 2016, 12:44:56 pm
Quote from: JonL on March 07, 2016, 23:51:36 pm
Just started watching S1.  I was gripped from the first 5 mins.


yep we're about to embark on House of Cards...
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Post by: Bez on March 08, 2016, 15:04:17 pm
Deadwood

Available as a Sky box set. Fantastic stuff. More c***s, fecks and cocksuckers than a rude man with Tourettes'
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Post by: JonL on March 08, 2016, 21:24:35 pm
I got bored with the language very quickly. Put me off it.
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 08, 2016, 23:27:48 pm
Paddington

Wonderful.  Terrific, funny script and just enormous fun overall.
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Post by: döm on March 09, 2016, 08:28:35 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 08, 2016, 23:27:48 pm
Paddington

Wonderful.  Terrific, funny script and just enormous fun overall.


Preparing yourself for years of kid's films? :-D. Agreed it was great fun!
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 09, 2016, 15:00:47 pm
Quote from: döm on March 09, 2016, 08:28:35 am
Preparing yourself for years of kid's films? :-D. Agreed it was great fun!


;D

I've never really been choosy by genre, but I suppose I'm going to have to be.  Regardless, a great kids' film is still a great film. :)
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Post by: Analog RH on March 09, 2016, 15:35:49 pm
Quote from: JonL on March 07, 2016, 23:51:36 pm
Just started watching S1.  I was gripped from the first 5 mins.


The first season is stonking, start to finish. I've watched it three times. Also, as its no longer International Women's Day, is it safe for me to say Kate Mara gives me the horn?

I watched all of Season 4 over two nights and it was excellent. No drop in quality yet. And Netflix have announced season 5 will be with us in 2017 so I'm happy.
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Post by: Bez on March 09, 2016, 18:56:14 pm
Quote from: JonL on March 08, 2016, 21:24:35 pm
I got bored with the language very quickly. Put me off it.


Don't let it....fantastic tv.....the language is an integral part of the programme and used consistently in context throughout.....
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Post by: andyhaines on March 09, 2016, 21:42:42 pm
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on March 07, 2016, 21:12:06 pm
House of Cards season 4.

Ohh, forgot Series 4 had started.  8)
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Post by: JonL on March 10, 2016, 08:01:08 am
Watched ep 1 of Hap and Leonard on Amazon. It's being shown one ep at a time as it's broadcast in the US, it's very good.
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 10, 2016, 12:25:55 pm
Walking Dead Season 2

A few episodes in - faith rewarded. :)
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Post by: The Letter R on March 10, 2016, 14:26:10 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b073gr87
Can highly recommend Steve Backshall's Extreme Mountain Challenge - first one was on BBC2 last Sunday second one this Sunday.
The location is Venezuela's tepuis which I visiited about 20 years ago and is an amazing place. Backshall and his team set out to climb one and meet some weird creatures on the way - like the Spider that if it bites you gives you a raging hard-on for 3 days and then....it never works again  :o  and the black wasp that hunts Tarantulas paralysis them lays it's eggs inside them and while the spider is still alive the young wasp larvae eat the spider......
The climbing is pretty epic too as are the views - well worth 2 hours of your time to catch these 2.
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Post by: captainkurtz on March 11, 2016, 09:50:35 am
Montage of Heck

Shit.  Makes Cobain seem like an insufferable elitist prick, to be honest. 
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 15, 2016, 11:31:31 am
Virtuoso Violinists At The BBC.

Many good reasons to watch this on BBC iPlayer even if you're not especially fond of classical music:

It's presented by the rather lovey Nicola Benedetti, whose choices of violinists and the pieces they perform are impeccable;

Much of the musicianship on display is at the absolute pinnacle of human achievement;

Itzhak Perlman playing the last section of Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen is one of the most mind-blowing sequences of musical footage I've ever seen;

Maxim Vengerov casually smiling his way through Bazzini's gob-smackingly difficult Dance Of The Goblins is wonderfully entertaining.  I could go on...
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Post by: Fishy on March 15, 2016, 14:10:38 pm
going thru a bit of a Christopher Guest hase at the mo


Best In Show
For Your Consideration
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Valen on March 16, 2016, 11:55:25 am
Game of Thrones Season 5 Bluray

Well worth the year's wait, and spoiler avoidance, while everyone else on the planet watches it as it airs.

Interesting to see the book and tv series diverging even just 4 eps in.

And watching it on blu is a real pleasure - the cinematography and soundmix seem to raise the bar with each new season. I don't have an Atmos set-up, but even through the standard 5.1 setting the Atmos option brings some serious depth to the music, esp the string section on the closing theme.

Game on!
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Post by: Analog RH on March 16, 2016, 23:45:21 pm
I have never watched Game Of Thrones. Am I missing out?

Tonight's entertainment was Valkrye.
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Post by: Valen on March 17, 2016, 09:36:06 am
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on March 16, 2016, 23:45:21 pm
I have never watched Game Of Thrones. Am I missing out?

Tonight's entertainment was Valkrye.


It's certainly a very popular series - if you go to buy it at HMV, they only have empty displays on the shelves - the actual box sets are kept behind the counter. Not sure if this is because of demand, or folk trying to nick them because the series is so popular.

I can only give you my views:

(i) The source books are very good - and up till now the tv series has been very faithful to them (unfortunately for the author, the series has now caught up with him and seems to be moving in different, but very satisfying, directions).

(ii) The casting is excellent - all the actors seem to bring their A-game to their performances, and the list of famous names continues to grow. In some cases the actors have taken on roles that were relatively slight in the books and have helped their character to grow on screen through talent and presence.

(iii) The production values are the highest on tv, and it shows onscreen. Shot across three continents - this is epic stuff. The level of detail in things like costumes is impressive. The use of CGI really brings this world to life, but it's done tastefully.  The photography is beautiful, esp on bluray, and the sound mix is cinema quality.

(iv) They only produce 10 episodes per season - this means that the writing is really tight and focussed and I've yet to come across a dull episode in the 45 I've seen so far.

(v) A lot of care and thought has gone into the bluray version - each episode comes with a sub-menu that allows you to step outside the episode at any moment where a previous character, historic event, place or tradition is referred to, and one of the cast - in character - will relate that particular piece of history to you. There is such a rich historical background taken place before the first episode, and this is a great way to learn more and better understand the actions and motives that unfold as the series progresses. (It's also a handy way to keep tabs on who's who, as it's a huge assembly of characters.)

I won't reveal plot or themes here - we simply jumped into the first episode with no pre-knowledge and 50 minutes later we both knew we would be in for the long-term.

If I had to find a comparison in terms of plotting, story arc, production values and drama - I haven't been so committed to a series since Babylon 5 back in the 90s.

Valar morghulis!

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Post by: Fishy on March 17, 2016, 19:15:26 pm
Family Tree
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Post by: JonL on March 17, 2016, 19:32:00 pm
Is that the Chris O'Dowd comedy? Very funny if it's the one I'm thinking of.
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Post by: Fishy on March 17, 2016, 19:42:12 pm
Quote from: JonL on March 17, 2016, 19:32:00 pm
Is that the Chris O'Dowd comedy? Very funny if it's the one I'm thinking of.


indeed more Christopher Guest... just superb...
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Post by: Fishy on March 18, 2016, 11:26:51 am
Have embarked on house of cards. Two eps in.
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Post by: Valen on March 18, 2016, 13:46:52 pm
Quote from: Fishy on March 18, 2016, 11:26:51 am
Have embarked on house of cards. Two eps in.


Let us know what you think. We've had a S1 box set gathering dust for ages.
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 19, 2016, 01:50:40 am
TOTP 1981.

Not a vintage episode, to be fair.  They should skip to '85.  Best year in music...EVAH!  8)
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Post by: JonL on March 19, 2016, 22:15:25 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 19, 2016, 01:50:40 am
TOTP 1981.

Not a vintage episode, to be fair.  They should skip to '85.  Best year in music...EVAH!  8)

1966 and 1971 may disagree with that statement.
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 19, 2016, 22:30:27 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 19, 2016, 01:50:40 am
TOTP 1981.

Not a vintage episode, to be fair.  They should skip to '85.  Best year in music...EVAH!  8)

On what do you base that?

I'm not sure I could pinpoint a best year in music "EVAH" but some time in the early seventies would trump 1985 easily. HEAVY METAL had hit its stride, Prog was in its POMP and us young kids had Sweet and Slade as gateway drugs to the harder stuff. Bloody marvellous times Elric :)
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 20, 2016, 01:10:09 am
Quote from: JonL on March 19, 2016, 22:15:25 pm
1966 and 1971 may disagree with that statement.


Before my time. ;)  Anyway, I've seen the footage and it looks all rose-tinted.  :P
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 20, 2016, 01:21:28 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 19, 2016, 22:30:27 pm
On what do you base that?

I'm not sure I could pinpoint a best year in music "EVAH" but some time in the early seventies would trump 1985 easily. HEAVY METAL had hit its stride, Prog was in its POMP and us young kids had Sweet and Slade as gateway drugs to the harder stuff. Bloody marvellous times Elric :)


All of the above genres eventually discovered how to write actual tunes in the 80s.  Then DIGITAL SYNTHS happened and their legacy has dominated the charts ever since.  And I'm going to Wembley.  ;D
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Post by: JonL on March 20, 2016, 09:37:01 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 20, 2016, 01:10:09 am
Before my time. ;)  Anyway, I've seen the footage and it looks all rose-tinted.  :P


Before your time isn't really an argument. 66 is before my time, and I was born right at the end of 71.
To me, those 2 years are landmark years in popular music, but I take your point about new technology in the 80s, though a lot of it makes music from that era sound badly dated.
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Post by: captainkurtz on March 20, 2016, 10:56:03 am
House of Cards season 4

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 20, 2016, 11:12:14 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 20, 2016, 01:21:28 am
  Then DIGITAL SYNTHS happened and their legacy has dominated the charts ever since. 

I don't take your point about new technology. It sounded bad then and even worse now. ANALOGUE is where it's at.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on March 21, 2016, 22:11:58 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 20, 2016, 10:56:03 am
House of Cards season 4

Halfway through S1 ep6
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on March 23, 2016, 10:13:29 am
House of cards ep 3 S1
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 23, 2016, 10:42:55 am
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Caught up on the first three of the current series.  Absolute spot-on brilliance.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on March 24, 2016, 10:09:08 am
Capricorn One.. dated as feck but still good fun... forgot OJ was in it...
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Post by: JonL on March 25, 2016, 14:51:09 pm
Nearly at the end of S1 of House of Cards.
Not been this into a show since Mad Men.
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Post by: Analog RH on March 28, 2016, 18:47:15 pm
Its good, isn't it. And it keeps the quality up all the way through those four seasons.

Over the last two nights:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91OYioLV-EL._SY550_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91DrFpnk7JL._SX425_.jpg)
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Post by: JonL on March 29, 2016, 02:19:31 am
Slowed a little. Just seen ep 4 of S2 of HoC.
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Post by: Valen on March 30, 2016, 09:18:15 am
Watched last ep of S1 House of Cards - feeling a bit underwhelmed to be honest. Didn't seem to end on any kind of note, either cliffhanger or end of season wrap-up.
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Post by: Fishy on March 30, 2016, 10:17:15 am
House of Cards ep 4 season 1..working slowly thru this....
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Post by: JonL on March 30, 2016, 13:56:23 pm
Up to ep 5 of S2.
Clare's interview was the best moment so far for me. Gripping stuff.
Jackie Sharp will be a formidable character too, until she slips up.
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Post by: Fishy on March 31, 2016, 10:47:28 am
House of cards ep 5 season 1.....  i think i'm enjoying but not sure...
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Post by: JonL on March 31, 2016, 11:23:30 am
Up to s2 ep 11.
I have the house to myself this weekend. I hope the weather is shit so I won't feel so guilty for staying in.
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Post by: Matt2112 on April 03, 2016, 03:18:36 am
TOTP 1981 on BBC Four.

Just thinking it's funny how Fender Strats, Telecasters and Gibson Les Pauls just haven't changed over decades.  They were better in the 80s though. ;)
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Post by: Fishy on April 03, 2016, 11:22:18 am
House of Cards Season 1 up to ep 10 now
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Post by: JonL on April 03, 2016, 13:05:30 pm
Halfway through season 3.
I am utterly obsessed.
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Post by: captainkurtz on April 03, 2016, 13:54:16 pm
3 episodes of s4 for me...

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Post by: Fishy on April 04, 2016, 10:05:23 am
House of Cards fest last night..and finishing off season 1... i thought the Russo thing was a bit flawed surely...
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Post by: JonL on April 04, 2016, 11:32:41 am
You are correct, but that is a spoiler for anyone yet to watch, though the signs had been there for a while.
Just starting S4 this morning while I have the place to myself.
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Post by: Fishy on April 05, 2016, 10:11:13 am
House of cards.. season 2 ep 1...blimey....
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Post by: JonL on April 05, 2016, 14:29:48 pm
Up to S4 ep7.
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Post by: Fishy on April 05, 2016, 15:33:10 pm
enjoying the HoC fest that is going on here...
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Post by: JonL on April 06, 2016, 00:26:55 am
It's taken over my thoughts.
I got knocked to the floor yesterday when I was training because I was thinking about the current season, rather than thinking about the kicks and punches coming my way.
Only seen one episode today, having withdrawal symptoms.
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Post by: Fishy on April 06, 2016, 11:57:32 am
HoC Season two  ep2 and 3 last night.. top stuff...
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Post by: JonL on April 06, 2016, 18:04:42 pm
Got 4 eps to go and I'm up to date.
Need to give it my full attention, so it may not be today.
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Post by: JonL on April 07, 2016, 01:33:16 am
Checking out Gomorrah for my next series, possible The Tunnel too.
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Post by: andyhaines on April 07, 2016, 10:07:27 am
Quote from: andyhaines on March 09, 2016, 21:42:42 pm
Ohh, forgot Series 4 had started.  8)

Jeez, it's a bit dull if I'm honest...
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Post by: Fishy on April 07, 2016, 12:25:10 pm
HoC S2 eps 4 &5
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on April 08, 2016, 11:08:28 am
On to HoC ep 11.

Blimey!
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Post by: captainkurtz on April 08, 2016, 16:08:10 pm
Last episode for me tonight - s4 has been great.
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Post by: Bez on April 09, 2016, 09:18:24 am
Quote from: JonL on April 07, 2016, 01:33:16 am
Checking out Gomorrah for my next series, possible The Tunnel too.


Both very good....the Tunnel is better for my money...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on April 09, 2016, 11:10:16 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on April 08, 2016, 16:08:10 pm
Last episode for me tonight - s4 has been great.

I'm up to date now. Hope Cameron wasn't watching, or he may do a similar thing.
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Post by: Matt2112 on April 09, 2016, 13:40:59 pm
Resumed Walking Dead Season 2.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on April 10, 2016, 02:19:22 am
Breaking Bad, s2.
I'm back in, yo.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on April 11, 2016, 00:06:30 am
Follow The Money

Another great Danish TV series on BBC4. Done the first 8 episodes this weekend in iPlayer. It's not going to end well.
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Post by: Fishy on April 12, 2016, 16:20:48 pm
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle  ..top stuff..
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Post by: Fishy on April 13, 2016, 10:24:31 am
HoC S2 ep 6 and 7....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on April 13, 2016, 10:33:03 am
Quote from: Fishy on April 12, 2016, 16:20:48 pm
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle  ..top stuff..


Yes it is.  At some point I'm going to work through the earlier (funnier) stuff.
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Post by: Fishy on April 13, 2016, 10:45:19 am
yea
Quote from: Matt2112 on April 13, 2016, 10:33:03 am
Yes it is.  At some point I'm going to work through the earlier (funnier) stuff.
h i ended up watching some show (from Glasgow) on youtube .. not sure of the year... very funny stuff going on....
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Post by: Fishy on April 14, 2016, 10:25:17 am
HoC S2 eps 8 and 9....
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Post by: Fishy on April 18, 2016, 10:19:25 am
HoC Season 2 polished off... and then ep 1 of season 3...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on April 18, 2016, 12:22:13 pm
The Walking Dead Season 3

Getting better and better - glad I stuck with it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on April 19, 2016, 12:36:40 pm
Last ep of the Oj Simpson thang on beeb 2.. didn't realise the jury was only out for 4 hrs...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on April 20, 2016, 15:06:52 pm
HoC S3 ep2...
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Post by: DavidL on April 21, 2016, 08:20:12 am
Europe: Them and Us
Seems Enoch was right about Europe too
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Post by: Fishy on April 21, 2016, 09:16:01 am
HoC S3 ep3...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on April 25, 2016, 21:20:17 pm
Veep S5 ep1
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 01, 2016, 11:48:47 am
moving on with HoC s3..eps 6 and 7...
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Post by: Matt2112 on May 01, 2016, 21:22:12 pm
Walking Dead Season 3 done, on to Season 4...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 01, 2016, 23:18:35 pm
more Stewart lee..just brilliant...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 03, 2016, 10:14:46 am
HoC S3 eps 10 and 11....
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Post by: Fishy on May 04, 2016, 10:28:41 am
edging closer to the end of HoC S3
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Post by: Fishy on May 05, 2016, 10:10:15 am
and made a start to HoC S4 last night...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on May 09, 2016, 08:58:03 am
The Lego Movie

Quite good; grew on me.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on May 10, 2016, 15:44:00 pm
more HoC S4 and Fear the walking dead
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Post by: Fishy on May 11, 2016, 10:42:07 am
easing our way to the end of HoC S4...
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Post by: Matt2112 on May 21, 2016, 01:00:46 am
Commenced Walking Dead Season 5...great.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Oor Wullie on May 25, 2016, 11:16:53 am
I've just received through the post, Roger Waters : The Wall (2015) DVD.  Can't wait to watch it tonight.   :D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on May 28, 2016, 01:27:08 am
TOTP 1981 on BBC Four.

One of the not-so-good ones with the likes of Julio Double-Glazias.

Infinitely better than Enrique at least.

Edit: No.1 is It's My Party.  Never rated it back then and it hasn't improved with time.  One on the worst No.1's of that decade in fact.  :-\

Further edit: just turned over to BBC1 and the "bad" version of Tom Sawyer is on in I Love You, Man.  I'll hang on for the real thing I suppose...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 28, 2016, 12:51:27 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on May 28, 2016, 01:27:08 am
Edit: No.1 is It's My Party.  Never rated it back then and it hasn't improved with time. 

But it featured "Good" Dave Stewart, so it can't be that bad :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on May 28, 2016, 13:41:19 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 28, 2016, 12:51:27 pm
But it featured "Good" Dave Stewart, so it can't be that bad :)


Always been over-rated.  Vince Clarke was yer man from that period.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 28, 2016, 13:47:09 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on May 28, 2016, 13:41:19 pm
Always been over-rated.  Vince Clarke was yer man from that period.

How can a man who played with:

Egg
Arzachel
Khan
Steve Hillage
Hatfield and the North
National Health
Bill Bruford

Be Overrated? A proper keyboard player, not some one-finger keyboard jabber. I've come to see It's my party as a prime Prog Rock parody of synth-pop :)
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Post by: Matt2112 on May 28, 2016, 15:14:45 pm
I've only heard of two of those.  Synth-pop ruled.  Still does actually, though it's mostly cynical corporate fodder nowadays.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Reg on June 06, 2016, 17:07:23 pm
Watched Jurassic Park 3D last night with Bev and her daughter.  Great fun.  More fun than when Bev and I watched it in 2D.
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Post by: Fishy on June 07, 2016, 10:03:18 am
10 Cloverfield Lane.... not bad..not convinced about the ending tho..
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on June 09, 2016, 10:39:59 am
Finished WD Season 5, which I thought was okay but the weakest so far, whereas Indie Lass thought it was the best one so far.  Sounds about right.  ::)  Need to pay for Season 6 though, so we'll give it a break and catch up on some films instead.
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Post by: Matt2112 on June 18, 2016, 01:14:39 am
TOTP 1981

Ah, nostalgia.  But they were just warming up... :)
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Post by: JonL on June 19, 2016, 11:58:50 am
About to commence the last episode of S1 of the excellent Bloodline.
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Post by: captainkurtz on June 19, 2016, 14:32:55 pm
Legend.

Finding it difficult not to call everyone a 'cant' after watching this..
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Post by: Fishy on June 28, 2016, 21:21:16 pm
Just polished off the latest series of Veep.. very very funny..
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on June 30, 2016, 08:59:47 am
Quote from: Fishy on June 28, 2016, 21:21:16 pm
Just polished off the latest series of Veep.. very very funny..


The cleverest programme currently on TV....Julia Dreyfus just gets better and better....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on June 30, 2016, 10:11:29 am
Quote from: Bez on June 30, 2016, 08:59:47 am
The cleverest programme currently on TV....Julia Dreyfus just gets better and better....


and hotter....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on July 01, 2016, 22:11:27 pm
Quote from: Fishy on June 30, 2016, 10:11:29 am
and hotter....

Indeed.....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on July 01, 2016, 22:29:50 pm
God she's fit.  Weird that, because she wasn't that fit in Seinfeld.
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Post by: captainkurtz on July 01, 2016, 22:30:14 pm
Better call Saul series 2
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on July 02, 2016, 15:11:04 pm
Bloodline S2 ep5
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on July 10, 2016, 01:26:54 am
Kingsman

Hmmm, okay...I.C. absolutely loved it though.   :-\
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Post by: Fishy on July 14, 2016, 10:16:39 am
Just getting around to season 2 of The Tunnel..first 2 eps last night...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on July 16, 2016, 11:33:53 am
Quote from: Fishy on July 14, 2016, 10:16:39 am
Just getting around to season 2 of The Tunnel..first 2 eps last night...


and finished off last night...
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Post by: Fishy on July 18, 2016, 12:39:03 pm
The Boy

worst film ever... avoid...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on July 18, 2016, 12:49:07 pm
Tried the pilot of Mr Robot on Amazon Prime.  Impressed enough to keep going.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on July 19, 2016, 16:02:34 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 18, 2016, 12:49:07 pm
Tried the pilot of Mr Robot on Amazon Prime.  Impressed enough to keep going.


My give it a try then....the techy in me is already tutting at the potential holes in the storyline though...
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Post by: Matt2112 on July 19, 2016, 16:38:58 pm
Quote from: Bez on July 19, 2016, 16:02:34 pm
My give it a try then....the techy in me is already tutting at the potential holes in the storyline though...


Personally (as a layman) I wouldn't read too much into them; there's a kind of pervasive Fight Club-esque paranoia to it all from what I've seen so far. :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on July 21, 2016, 23:12:40 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 19, 2016, 16:38:58 pm
Personally (as a layman) I wouldn't read too much into them; there's a kind of pervasive Fight Club-esque paranoia to it all from what I've seen so far. :)

Watched ep 1....plenty of scope for an interesting story, but surely no company keeps all of their backups online..... ::)
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Post by: Fishy on July 22, 2016, 01:27:01 am
ITIL ffs
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on July 25, 2016, 14:39:05 pm
When Pop Went Epic: The Crazy World of the Concept Album
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on July 25, 2016, 17:38:48 pm
Quote from: Fishy on July 25, 2016, 14:39:05 pm
When Pop Went Epic: The Crazy World of the Concept Album


ANy good ? I've recorded it. I thought it might be a repeat...

Here its been season 4 of Banshee  8)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on July 25, 2016, 19:31:06 pm
Quote from: Fishy on July 25, 2016, 14:39:05 pm
When Pop Went Epic: The Crazy World of the Concept Album

Is that the one narrated by Rick Wakeman?
Saw it the first time it was on BBC 4 and really enjoyed it.

This week I am in flight back to my childhood and watching series 1 of Blakes 7. A guilty pleasure
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Post by: Fishy on July 25, 2016, 21:04:48 pm
Quote from: Bez on July 25, 2016, 17:38:48 pm
ANy good ? I've recorded it. I thought it might be a repeat...

Here its been season 4 of Banshee  8)


yeah not bad..narrated by Wakeman..the usual prog suspects appear...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on July 25, 2016, 21:05:20 pm
another shitty film here..

The Visit..awful....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on July 25, 2016, 23:28:54 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on July 25, 2016, 19:31:06 pm

This week I am in flight back to my childhood and watching series 1 of Blakes 7. A guilty pleasure


Mmmmmm, Servalan....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on July 31, 2016, 02:09:22 am
Spike Milligan documentary on BBC Four.

Sorry, never made me laugh as a nipper and haven't found him funny ever since.  Silly-clever humour that was none of the above.  The only decent gag he ever did was his epitaph.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on August 02, 2016, 09:35:37 am
Imagine about the prep for the Olympic opening ceremony in 2012...excellent  - and barely featured Yentob which is another plus...;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on August 06, 2016, 00:26:01 am
Edge Of Tomorrow (aka Live. Die. Repeat.)

Good concept, a bit uneven in execution and runs out of steam toward the end, but entertaining enough overall.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: JonL on August 06, 2016, 16:05:34 pm
Watched Spotlight recently. An excellent movie with excellent performances from a terrific cast, especially Mark Ruffalo.
Gone Girl last night. Dark as feck, another terrific s/t from Reznor/Ross. One fecked up couple.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on August 14, 2016, 16:18:29 pm
Rock Of Ages

Horribly miscast with actors having more fun than the viewer and cheesy supermarket versions of fantastic 80s radio rock songs.  Yet somehow I found it quite likeable.  Possibly because it gave the subwoofer a cracking workout.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on August 15, 2016, 17:17:33 pm
Quote from: Bez on July 21, 2016, 23:12:40 pm
Watched ep 1....plenty of scope for an interesting story, but surely no company keeps all of their backups online..... ::)


Sacked Mr Robot off now, I lost my patience with it.  Far too slow, far too much portentous, self-indulgent navel-gazing, just not very gripping overall, not half as cleverly scripted as it thinks it is, bathetic characters...as a two-hour film in the vein of Fight Club it might work well, but stretched over a season (now two) it's insufferable.  There's much sharper stuff out there more deserving of my time.
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Post by: Fishy on August 29, 2016, 11:51:26 am
Suffragette

very very good...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on August 29, 2016, 11:55:17 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 15, 2016, 17:17:33 pm
Sacked Mr Robot off now, I lost my patience with it.  Far too slow, far too much portentous, self-indulgent navel-gazing, just not very gripping overall, not half as cleverly scripted as it thinks it is, bathetic characters...as a two-hour film in the vein of Fight Club it might work well, but stretched over a season (now two) it's insufferable.  There's much sharper stuff out there more deserving of my time.


Also given up with this....season 2 only on Netflix cemented the decision...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on August 29, 2016, 11:57:24 am
Quote from: Fishy on August 29, 2016, 11:51:26 am
Suffragette

very very good...


On the box to watch....

This weekend its been :

The latest Star Wars - Better than expected, but not great, my 14 year old self would have enjoyed it in '77
The Martian - OK, but got a bit too "schmaltzy" (sp?) at the end
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on August 29, 2016, 12:30:43 pm
Quote from: Bez on August 29, 2016, 11:57:24 am

The Martian - OK, but got a bit too "schmaltzy" (sp?) at the end


I thought the ending was complete nonsense..otherwise pretty good...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on August 29, 2016, 23:39:53 pm
Quote from: Fishy on August 29, 2016, 12:30:43 pm
I thought the ending was complete nonsense..otherwise pretty good...


yup, I'll go along with that....

Started watching the new ITV thing about Queen Victoria tonight....not bad.
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Post by: captainkurtz on August 29, 2016, 23:58:37 pm
Southpaw

Great performance from Gyllenhall...but, erm,,,Rocky?
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Post by: Matt2112 on September 05, 2016, 11:09:19 am
Ended up watching War Horse on BBC2 over the weekend, first time I've seen since it came out.  That Spielberg is a rare genius is beyond doubt, and the film is technically outstanding and appealingly old-fashioned.  That said, co-writer Richard Curtis should never be allowed near a Spielberg film again as it borders on the mawkish at times.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on September 05, 2016, 23:17:42 pm
Cold Feet - as shite as I remembered....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on September 06, 2016, 17:56:22 pm
Quote from: Bez on September 05, 2016, 23:17:42 pm
Cold Feet - as shite as I remembered....


The better half is a fan, I never have been, so it was on in our household.  One of the first rules of script-writing is to avoid obvious, clichéd and trite vicarious male wish-fulfillment fantasies (unless, of course, you're Woody Allen).  This was just a vehicle for Nesbitt's character to revel in just those clichés.  Shite.   
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: DavidL on September 08, 2016, 00:31:27 am
Speed with Guy Martin. He gets on my tits a bit but it's great telly.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on September 08, 2016, 13:49:45 pm
It Follows

Very good, taut, lo-fi chiller with a great concept - until the last fifteen minutes or so which rather let it down.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on September 12, 2016, 17:08:59 pm
RUSH IN RIO. Incredible atmosphere.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bisto on September 12, 2016, 21:59:18 pm
Was going yhrough a load of old dvds trying to find "Xtro" after a dozen failed attempts I slid one into the box and was most amused to discover an absolutely filthy German porn vid
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on September 13, 2016, 13:55:57 pm
Quote from: Bisto on September 12, 2016, 21:59:18 pm
Was going yhrough a load of old dvds trying to find "Xtro" after a dozen failed attempts I slid one into the box and was most amused to discover an absolutely filthy German porn vid


That'll be XXXtro.  ::) ;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bisto on September 13, 2016, 14:40:20 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 13, 2016, 13:55:57 pm
That'll be XXXtro.  ::) ;)


;D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on September 13, 2016, 16:39:02 pm
Quote from: Bisto on September 12, 2016, 21:59:18 pm
Was going yhrough a load of old dvds trying to find "Xtro" after a dozen failed attempts I slid one into the box and was most amused to discover an absolutely filthy German porn vid


Lol, me and the late Iantheholte used to laugh about Xtro mate. What a weird film it was.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bisto on September 13, 2016, 19:32:51 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 13, 2016, 16:39:02 pm
Lol, me and the late Iantheholte used to laugh about Xtro mate. What a weird film it was.


It was...but I liked it...I think it was out of print for a long time...probably still is.
I wonder which one made more profit; Xtro or the German Porn film?  :o
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on September 18, 2016, 12:42:28 pm
Watched Guy Ritchie's Man From Uncle last night. Saw it in Asda for £3. Had heard it wasn't up to much but took the risk anyway. Glad I did as it was perfect boys-own, Saturday night switch-the-brain off, popcorn fodder.

It looks fantastic. Action scenes are ace. The humour works - I laughed out loud on several occasions. Its not perfect, but its as good as any of the recent Bond movies. And for that price a no-risk disc.

And then there's Alicia Vikander. Crikey she's pretty.  :-*



Netflix-wise I'm up to date with Power (ace when 50 Cent is on the screen, a bit hit and miss otherwise), and am now onto season 4 of Orange Is The New Black - which is exceptional television.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on September 24, 2016, 12:15:53 pm
THE EXORCIST - THE VERSION YOU'VE NEVER SEEN. Extra scenes, including the legendary spider walk.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bisto on September 24, 2016, 17:14:50 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 24, 2016, 12:15:53 pm
THE EXORCIST - THE VERSION YOU'VE NEVER SEEN. Extra scenes, including the legendary spider walk.


I've never seen any version. Not sure I'd like it...does it have a happy ending?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on September 25, 2016, 00:42:32 am
The return of the pink panther

Watched this with my kids - Peter Sellers had all in tears. Comic genius.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on September 26, 2016, 10:12:47 am
Designated Survivor
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on September 26, 2016, 11:51:44 am
Watched Special Correspondents over the weekend.  Enjoyable and funny if a little far-fetched at times.  I'd say if you don't like Ricky Gervais you won't like it.  If you do, give it a go.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on September 26, 2016, 15:41:48 pm
Quote from: Bisto on September 24, 2016, 17:14:50 pm
I've never seen any version. Not sure I'd like it...does it have a happy ending?


I suppose it does mate. Very disturbing film though, and caused a lot of uproar when it came out back in 1973
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on September 27, 2016, 17:02:18 pm
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e3/The_Big_Short_teaser_poster.jpg)

Saw this last night (on Netflix).
I now know what a collateralized debt obligation is, plus I got to see Margot Robbie in the bath.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on October 04, 2016, 10:14:02 am
Designated Survivor
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on October 17, 2016, 10:09:33 am
Eddie the Eagle.. a very very enjoyable film i have to say...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on October 20, 2016, 01:24:00 am
Kodi just entered my life. Game changer.


Been hammering Veep for the last few days. Just starting season 4.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Reg on October 25, 2016, 15:28:20 pm
Rick and Morty - season 1 on Bluray thanks to a workmate.

Great stuff.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bisto on October 25, 2016, 16:51:26 pm
Dexter Final season
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on October 25, 2016, 17:00:57 pm
Quote from: Bisto on October 25, 2016, 16:51:26 pm
Dexter Final season


be prepared to be disappointed...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on October 25, 2016, 20:25:21 pm
The Code

Second season of the Aussie drama, well worth catching up with on iPlayer....2 episodes a week for 3 weeks ;)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bisto on October 25, 2016, 20:51:05 pm
I am, thanks. I picked it up again from where I left off in the 6th seadon; its one of a few series that I just need to see out to the end so they stop bugging me.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on October 28, 2016, 16:32:30 pm
Polished off all 5 series of Veep, now onto Westworld.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on November 01, 2016, 23:51:30 pm
Iggy Pop - live at the Albert Hall
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on November 02, 2016, 10:16:01 am
Couple of days off on day care duty so, as much as that allows, have been on Netflix watching Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

Although I've found it very slightly meandering, the production values are magnificent and the marvellous Neil deGrasse Tyson is a worthy successor to Carl Sagan.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on November 05, 2016, 14:43:27 pm
Braindead
Cracking little series. Think its on Amazon Prime over here. Produced by Tony & Ridley Scott. Great fun. Gutted it wasn't renewed for a second series.

Films:
Money Matters - Jodie Foster directed, with George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Average.
The Infiltrator - Brad Furman directs, starring Bryan Cranston and John Leguziamo. Cracking film. Added bonus is Tom Sawyer played over the opening scene.  8)
Inherent Vice - Paul Thomas Anderson directs .... just about everyone (Joaquin Pheonix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, loads of others). Got average reviews but I thought it was belting - I'm biased though as I love every film Anderson has directed.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on November 06, 2016, 11:08:46 am
Resumed The Walking Dead from the beginning of series 6 (after caving in to repeated requests to get a NowTV box  ::)  ).
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: DavidL on November 07, 2016, 01:06:53 am
Genesis - Together and Apart.
Great documentary, broadcast on BBC 4 a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on November 07, 2016, 12:29:29 pm
Quote from: DavidL on November 07, 2016, 01:06:53 am
Genesis - Together and Apart.
Great documentary, broadcast on BBC 4 a couple of weeks ago.



Must look out for that
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on November 07, 2016, 13:03:34 pm
Quote from: DavidL on November 07, 2016, 01:06:53 am
Genesis - Together and Apart.
Great documentary, broadcast on BBC 4 a couple of weeks ago.


Is that one been on before..with Hackett in it for about a minute  ..?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on November 07, 2016, 13:10:17 pm
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e9/The_Nice_Guys_poster.png)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on November 07, 2016, 23:01:23 pm
(http://www.shaw.sg/Images/Film/5I162/m-Imperium.jpg)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on November 08, 2016, 12:23:53 pm
Quote from: Fishy on November 07, 2016, 13:03:34 pm
Is that one been on before..with Hackett in it for about a minute  ..?

Yes, the same one. You wouldn't know he's released more solo albums than all the others added together.......shameful omission.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on November 10, 2016, 11:38:24 am
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/Anthropoid_(film).png)

Watched last night. Great movie, would recommend. Cilian Murphy, Jamie Dornan and Toby Jones all excellent.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Reg on November 10, 2016, 12:00:52 pm
Series 2 of Rick and Morty
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on November 14, 2016, 11:26:30 am
Valkyrie
American Beauty
MI :Rogue Nation
Moon (it was shit)
The Overnight  (dross)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on November 14, 2016, 11:43:35 am
Obsessed -  a pretty poor bunny boiler type movie.  I watched it as Idris Elba starred (along with Beyonce!)  but it was a sub-standard Fatal Attraction basically.  The fight scene at the end made me laugh though  but I don't think that was the intention!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on November 14, 2016, 13:14:52 pm
Alan Partridge's Mid-Morning Matters

Still a comedy gold mine.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on November 17, 2016, 23:22:03 pm
4 Weddings & A Funeral

We were talking about the opening at work the other day and the fact that Charlotte Coleman was dead. As good as I remembered and I cried like a girl at the funeral speech delivered by John Hannah.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on November 17, 2016, 23:23:17 pm
Designated survivor
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on November 18, 2016, 08:26:01 am
We are Twisted feckin Sister

You'd be hard pressed to see so much bad hair/ bad skin / sweaty mother feckers on one documentary....

Why is everyone sweating so much?

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Oor Wullie on November 20, 2016, 10:26:28 am
Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize

Bought the CD/DVD combo on Thursday and it's awesome. :D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on November 20, 2016, 22:48:59 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 18, 2016, 08:26:01 am
We are Twisted feckin Sister

You'd be hard pressed to see so much bad hair/ bad skin / sweaty mother feckers on one documentary....

Why is everyone sweating so much?



Cocaine mate.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on November 20, 2016, 23:29:05 pm
Quote from: Analog RH on November 20, 2016, 22:48:59 pm

Cocaine mate.

But they're all fat feckers as well.  Clearly Charlie isn't an appetite suppressant in all cases... :D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Oor Wullie on November 21, 2016, 09:34:38 am
Quote from: Fishy on November 17, 2016, 23:23:17 pm
Designated survivor
Good innit?  I'm watching that on Netflix at the moment.  I'm currently on episode 4. :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on November 21, 2016, 11:50:18 am
Quote from: Oor Wullie on November 21, 2016, 09:34:38 am
Good innit?  I'm watching that on Netflix at the moment.  I'm currently on episode 4. :)


yes pretty standard Keifer fare but very enjoyable...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on November 22, 2016, 13:25:48 pm
Yes, I've watched the first 2 episodes last night and found it entertaining. 
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on November 23, 2016, 20:31:07 pm
Mr. Robot


Just watched the pilot, instantly gripped. How on earth have I not seen this before?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on November 23, 2016, 21:25:20 pm
Quote from: Analog RH on November 23, 2016, 20:31:07 pm
Mr. Robot


Just watched the pilot, instantly gripped. How on earth have I not seen this before?



I bailed after about four further episodes; Bez similarly I think.  Just sayin'...  :-\
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on November 24, 2016, 09:46:19 am
My Scientology Movie

Has its moments, but overall this is an underwhelming and ramshackle doc basically consisting of 99 minutes of Louis Theroux being blanked by the Church of Scientology, clearly an organisation no more bizarre than any other religion, just a lot more secretive and litigious.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on November 24, 2016, 10:23:21 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 23, 2016, 21:25:20 pm

I bailed after about four further episodes; Bez similarly I think.  Just sayin'...  :-\


Yep, spot on....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on November 25, 2016, 13:51:21 pm
Berlin Station
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on November 27, 2016, 10:39:55 am
More Berlin Station
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on November 27, 2016, 15:43:32 pm
Gentle Giant - Sight an Sound in Concert

awesome...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on November 30, 2016, 01:40:50 am
Jimi Hendrix - Live at Isle of Wight


(Recorded from Sky Arts yonks ago....)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bisto on November 30, 2016, 21:49:36 pm
Quote from: Fishy on November 27, 2016, 15:43:32 pm
Gentle Giant - Sight an Sound in Concert

awesome...



Indeed it is...What.A.Band!


GG were truely progressive...touched by genius...and even, perhaps, a touch of madness.. hearing and watching Kerry Minnear's manic, schizoid, yet angelic vibraphone solos in various live versions of 'Funny Ways' is a genuinely moving experience for me .... its almost the perfect musical interpretation of what its like to try and hold it all together whilst teetering on the edge of a mental breakdown.
....except that, even though it seems chaotic at times, he is always in control.


I wasnt properly au fait with them during the time of their creative peak, but in retrospect I consider the majority of their creative output from 70 - 76 to be utter genius; they are hands down my favourite Progressive Rock band and regularly (and currently) in my top 5 bands/artists of any genre.



Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on November 30, 2016, 23:32:20 pm
Quote from: Bisto on November 30, 2016, 21:49:36 pm

Indeed it is...What.A.Band!


GG were truely progressive...touched by genius...and even, perhaps, a touch of madness.. hearing and watching Kerry Minnear's manic, schizoid, yet angelic vibraphone solos in various live versions of 'Funny Ways' is a genuinely moving experience for me .... its almost the perfect musical interpretation of what its like to try and hold it all together whilst teetering on the edge of a mental breakdown.
....except that, even though it seems chaotic at times, he is always in control.


I wasnt properly au fait with them during the time of their creative peak, but in retrospect I consider the majority of their creative output from 70 - 76 to be utter genius; they are hands down my favourite Progressive Rock band and regularly (and currently) in my top 5 bands/artists of any genre.


That's some recommendation....

where might one start ?
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bisto on November 30, 2016, 23:48:02 pm
They are very much an Acquired Taste. You know me well enough to realise I'm prone to waxing lyrical at times so caveat endor and all that, but no apologies


It seems lazy but in all honesty I'd go in chronological order. Imho everything up to and including The Power and the Glory is worth your attention...and that maybe is the key to getting GG...you will get a lot more out of their music if you give it your, preferably undivided, attention. Everything up to and including 'Free Hand' is good imho. Dimishing returns after that, to my ears at least, as they became more commercial....although having said that, most of 'The Missing Piece' is a challenging listen
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Post by: Bez on December 01, 2016, 08:38:37 am
Quote from: Bisto on November 30, 2016, 23:48:02 pm
They are very much an Acquired Taste. You know me well enough to realise I'm prone to waxing lyrical at times so caveat endor and all that, but no apologies.


It seems lazy but in all honesty I'd go in chronological order. Imho everything up to and including The Power and the Glory is worth your attention...and that maybe is the key to getting GG...you will get a lot more out of their music if you give it your, preferably undivided, attention. Dimishing returns after that to my ears at least as they became much more commercial


Waxing lyrical ? Surely not.... ;)

Fishy, Simmers ? Any opinions here ?
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Post by: Bisto on December 01, 2016, 09:55:57 am
Ive edited my reply a little Bez
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Post by: DavidL on December 04, 2016, 02:13:26 am
Just watched Thursday night's edition of This Week. Andrew Neil's opening monologue on Castro was very amusing and he continued to play a blinder throughout. Unbelievably, his spell on Strictly appears to have reset Ed 'Mad Eyes' Balls's hard drive, causing him to talk some sense.
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Post by: Fishy on December 04, 2016, 12:34:00 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 30, 2016, 23:32:20 pm
That's some recommendation....

where might one start ?





Try the live album Playing The Fool...  will give you a fairly broad overview of what they're all about and oh it's just perfect😀😀
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 04, 2016, 14:35:53 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 01, 2016, 08:38:37 am
Waxing lyrical ? Surely not.... ;)

Fishy, Simmers ? Any opinions here ?

Acquire: Acquiring the Taste;Three Friends and Octopus forthwith and go from there :)

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Post by: Bez on December 04, 2016, 20:57:56 pm
Cheers, chaps....will investigate further and report back....
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 08, 2016, 13:07:24 pm
I've just watched an animated nursery version of Incy Wincy Spider where the sun comes out and - utterly incongruously - blows the clouds away with a few rounds from massive machine gun.

Shocked, shocked I tell you.  :o



Found it hilarious, actually.
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Post by: Fishy on December 08, 2016, 14:28:55 pm
Shooter
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 12, 2016, 15:31:28 pm
Tried an Amy Schumer stand-up show to see what the fuss is about - lasted barely five minutes: complete, utter sh!te...a Z-list version of Joan Rivers with rambling, oh-so-sweary juvenile genitalia and body dysmorphia routines desperately in search of a punch-line.  Just stunningly unfunny...the American Sarah Millican, then.
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Post by: Oor Wullie on December 12, 2016, 19:13:41 pm
TSS
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Post by: Fishy on December 13, 2016, 15:35:36 pm
that David Brent film... fairly pants tbh...
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Post by: Bez on December 21, 2016, 00:22:05 am
The "Life Hack" prog from BBC the other day.....

Really clever people turning their minds to transformations for the disadvantaged. When the woman with Parkinson's disease picked up the pen and drew a straight line I wanted to cheer...

Fantastic TV
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Post by: Fishy on December 21, 2016, 10:13:44 am
Last Tango in Halifax
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Post by: Bez on December 21, 2016, 17:32:05 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 21, 2016, 10:13:44 am
Last Tango in Halifax


Haven't they died yet ?
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 21, 2016, 22:16:14 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 21, 2016, 10:13:44 am
Last Tango in Halifax



They went to Huddersfield, the traitors.
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Post by: Fishy on December 22, 2016, 10:09:56 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 21, 2016, 22:16:14 pm

They went to Huddersfield, the traitors.


looks nice...
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 22, 2016, 12:25:23 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 22, 2016, 10:09:56 am
looks nice...



It is, to be fair.  It's when you keep travelling south and wind up in South Yorkshire things start to change. ;) :)
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 26, 2016, 10:09:12 am
Captain America: Civil War

It's okay, not as good as the five-star reviews at the time would have you believe. I don't think it's a spoiler to mention ***possible spoiler*** that Spider-Man gets involved, and while I wondered exactly how many times this character could be rebooted, the film is actually brilliant when he's on the screen.  So I'm actually looking forward to the forthcoming standalone movie and I never thought I'd be saying that.
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Post by: DavidL on December 26, 2016, 12:41:42 pm
Just finished watching 'The Kate Bush Story' which I'd recorded a few weeks ago from BBC 4. What a unique talent. Might explore the back catalogue (all the best music docs have this effect on me). Hounds of Love might  be first on the list.
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 26, 2016, 15:38:25 pm
Hounds of Love stands head and shoulders above anything else in her catalogue - which is really saying something.  An astounding record - the Ninth Wave segment of her live shows a few years ago will remain my favourite ever concert moment - and something I don't think will ever be surpassed.
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Post by: DavidL on December 26, 2016, 16:43:28 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 26, 2016, 15:38:25 pm
Hounds of Love stands head and shoulders above anything else in her catalogue - which is really saying something.  An astounding record - the Ninth Wave segment of her live shows a few years ago will remain my favourite ever concert moment - and something I don't think will ever be surpassed.
Thanks for the heads up. I guessed it may be the 'seminal' album but it really was just a guess - cheers  ;)
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Post by: Fishy on December 28, 2016, 10:18:04 am
Witness for the Prosecution
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 28, 2016, 13:50:49 pm
Def Leppard: Viva Hysteria

Very enjoyable; the second side of that album in particular is sublime, close-to-perfection radio rock and sounds great with added live heft.

Best Yorkshire band EVAH!! :)
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Post by: Bisto on December 28, 2016, 15:39:12 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 28, 2016, 13:50:49 pm
Def Leppard: Viva Hysteria

Very enjoyable; the second side of that album in particular is sublime, close-to-perfection radio rock and sounds great with added live heft.

Best Yorkshire band EVAH!! :)





I have a mahoosive blind spot when it comes to DL. Fair play to them, they certainly know how to write and play Radio friendly Rock, albeit of a far too syrupy sweet variety for me; even if that weren't the case though, I just can't get past Joe Elliot's voice, which always causes an instant gag reflex whenever I hear it.
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 28, 2016, 19:00:49 pm
Quote from: Bisto on December 28, 2016, 15:39:12 pm



I have a mahoosive blind spot when it comes to DL. Fair play to them, they certainly know how to write and play Radio friendly Rock, albeit of a far too syrupy sweet variety for me; even if that weren't the case though, I just can't get past Joe Elliot's voice, which always causes an instant gag reflex whenever I hear it.



Just imagine how much worse it would be if he didn't affect a transatlantic twang and sang their material in his proper South Yorkshire Billy Casper accent instead. It would sound like the Arctic Monkeys had learnt a fourth chord. :)
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Post by: Bisto on December 28, 2016, 19:39:05 pm
In all honesty I'd actually prefer that; Its so unusual for British singers to keep their own accents. I love hearing Billy Bragg sing...or The Proclaimers...I used to love the Jam (partly) for the same reason.
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 28, 2016, 21:00:16 pm
Horses for courses; The Saw Doctors' very Irish vocals wouldn't suit U2 and Bono's not-very-Irish vocals would sound incongruous singing about the Green & Red of Mayo. :)
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 28, 2016, 21:45:26 pm
Arctic Monkeys are fecking brilliant, incidentally...

Last record AM was the best record by a Brit rock band this decade...
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Post by: DavidL on December 28, 2016, 21:53:40 pm
Quote from: Bisto on December 28, 2016, 15:39:12 pm



I have a mahoosive blind spot when it comes to DL. Fair play to them, they certainly know how to write and play Radio friendly Rock, albeit of a far too syrupy sweet variety for me; even if that weren't the case though, I just can't get past Joe Elliot's voice, which always causes an instant gag reflex whenever I hear it.
The Leps were alright back in the day but they've aged as bad as Maiden. On record they were a bit of a 'one-trick pony' in my mind - the 'let's all join in for the chorus' thing got a bit wearing for me. I really liked High & Dry but gave up after Pyromania. I can't take a guitarist seriously if he's unable to play with his shirt on either.
Great gig at the New Theatre, Oxford on the Pyromania tour though. I wonder how they'd have done if they hadn't secured Mutt for production duties  ???
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 28, 2016, 22:52:59 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 28, 2016, 13:50:49 pm
Def Leppard: Viva Hysteria

Very enjoyable; the second side of that album in particular is sublime, close-to-perfection radio rock and sounds great with added live heft.

WORST Yorkshire band EVAH!! :)

Fixed.

They showed such promise on their Bludgeon Riffola EP, then it all got pissed away sucking Seppo Cock.
Mind I decided they were actually shit after first seeing them live in '79, Joe Elliott couldn't carry a tune in a string vest.
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Post by: Nick on December 28, 2016, 23:26:58 pm
Apart from the cash I really can't understand how Viv Campbell can play second string to Phil Collen. The recent Last in Line tour just showed what we are missing.
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 28, 2016, 23:59:35 pm
Quote from: Nick on December 28, 2016, 23:26:58 pm
Apart from the cash I really can't understand how Viv Campbell can play second string to Phil Collen. The recent Last in Line tour just showed what we are missing.

This.


fecking brilliant player.  Looked like he was having the time of his life on the tiny stage. The cash and security must be lovely, but he must be incredibly frustrated in his regular day job.  Does he write much with them?  I'm thinking not.


All that said, I didn't think the Last in Line record was much cop - but the gig was great..
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 29, 2016, 00:44:38 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 29, 2015, 01:37:41 am
The 5th Annual Watching of Bad Santa.

And no less enjoyable for it.  Really do take new things from this film every time; this year in particular I howled with laughter at the rapid dialogue during the checkerboard sequence.  There's a few such scenes that are far more brilliant than I remember.

Apparently there's a sequel next year - a mere 13 years after the original!  It had better be good...


The 6th Annual Watching of Bad Santa.

Still little things I forget about which are delightfully hilarious when they refresh your memory - like the above mentioned checkerboard sequence.

And quite out of the blue, this year I felt real sympathy for poor young Thurman...now where did that come from? :)

Haven't seen the sequel yet - the reviews aren't terribly favourable.
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Post by: Bisto on December 30, 2016, 18:02:54 pm
As Im up to date with Vikings, The Walking Dead and Daredevil I thought I'd go back and try to finish off The Wire from where I left it during season 4 but Im struggling to get through it so have put it back on the shelf. I have just finished Vinyl (which I really enjoyed and am disappointed that it was canned after one season) now watching Breaking Bad from the beginning
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Post by: DavidL on December 30, 2016, 19:09:26 pm
Watched 'Springsteen - in his own words' on CH4 last night. Interesting, although the excerpts that he read from his autobiography made me think I would not be reading it any time soon. Amazing that such a single-minded and driven bandleader can command such respect and inspire such devotion from his bandmates for so long. A very special artist. Now there's a band that really do play three hour (plus) shows.
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Post by: Bez on January 02, 2017, 01:10:45 am
In the past few days :
Jonathan Creek - shite
The "reboot" of Point Break - shite
Sherlock - shite
Witness for the Prosecution - OK
Elephant documentary from BBC2  - excellent
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 02, 2017, 09:17:25 am
Game of Thrones

Season 1...7 episodes in.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Nick on January 02, 2017, 16:00:51 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 02, 2017, 09:17:25 am
Game of Thrones

Season 1...7 episodes in.



I think a lot of characters might be "getting it" over the next few weeks . ::)
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Post by: Fishy on January 02, 2017, 23:53:48 pm
Homeland season 6 ep 1
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 04, 2017, 12:32:50 pm
Working through:

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

from the start.
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Post by: The Letter R on January 04, 2017, 13:55:09 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 02, 2017, 23:53:48 pm
Homeland season 6 ep 1

I've lost track - is this a new one - if so what channel/platform is it on?

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Post by: Fishy on January 04, 2017, 17:36:44 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on January 04, 2017, 13:55:09 pm
I've lost track - is this a new one - if so what channel/platform is it on?


yes new season...  it's on the torrent platform  :)
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Post by: The Letter R on January 04, 2017, 17:46:40 pm
Ah - OK - Think it should be out properly later this month reading up on it, US release seems to be 15/01 so UK shouldn't be too far behind - Cheers.
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 06, 2017, 10:44:13 am
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

The doc that Louis Theroux should have made.

Spoiler alert: Scientology is a massive scam.  :)
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Post by: Fishy on January 06, 2017, 10:49:06 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 04, 2017, 12:32:50 pm
Working through:

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

from the start.



i did that earlier last year..wonderful stuff..really starts to hit stride about series 3...  the shilbottle routine is just perfect.... lol
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 06, 2017, 11:06:56 am
Quote from: Fishy on January 06, 2017, 10:49:06 am

i did that earlier last year..wonderful stuff..really starts to hit stride about series 3...  the shilbottle routine is just perfect.... lol



Yes, it improves as it progresses - the sketches in series 1 are a bit hit and miss; largely replacing them with Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris as unsympathetic interrogators further down the line was a masterstroke.
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Post by: Fishy on January 06, 2017, 12:01:05 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 06, 2017, 11:06:56 am

Yes, it improves as it progresses - the sketches in series 1 are a bit hit and miss; largely replacing them with Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris as unsympathetic interrogators further down the line was a masterstroke.


more Armando and  Lee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbekcRE30Iw
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Post by: Fishy on January 08, 2017, 12:40:49 pm
watched that Bowie last five years thing last night...
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 08, 2017, 13:40:02 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 08, 2017, 12:40:49 pm
watched that Bowie last five years thing last night...

Enjoyed it...


On my way to London as we speak to go to the Brixton gig...
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Post by: Bisto on January 08, 2017, 18:24:20 pm
Lucky you Enjoy 8)  Full report please
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 08, 2017, 23:58:52 pm
Quote from: Bisto on January 08, 2017, 18:24:20 pm
Lucky you Enjoy 8)  Full report please

Shite.  :(
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Post by: Bez on January 09, 2017, 00:12:44 am
Taboo

New BBC drama thing, suitably mysterious...
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Post by: Fishy on January 09, 2017, 11:32:22 am
got around to watching the first ep of Sherlock...
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Post by: Bez on January 09, 2017, 12:02:37 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 09, 2017, 11:32:22 am
got around to watching the first ep of Sherlock...


I thoight it was a bit shit tbh.....not sure I'll bother with the last night's
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Post by: Bisto on January 09, 2017, 14:01:58 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 08, 2017, 23:58:52 pm
Shite.  :(



Bummer! 😮 the line up looked impressive enough..Im assuming that there would have been a lack of proper rehearsal time together....which certainly wouldn't have helped.


I saw a tribute act ('Absolute Bowie') at the Half Moon with Captain Beardy on Saturday....good fun....set focused on 69-72 material. The singer is as camp as Christmas and sounds nothing like Bowie but very entertaining and the band were actually pretty decent..the guitarist did a great Ronson impression....the Moonage Daydream solo was ace!....They pretty much sell out every gig down this part of the country. This was the first tjme Ive actually been quick enough to get tickets in about 8 attempts
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Post by: Fishy on January 09, 2017, 16:33:49 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 09, 2017, 12:02:37 pm
I thoight it was a bit shit tbh.....not sure I'll bother with the last night's


yean not sure what i thought tbh..  always thought it was very clever but now just seems to be up its own arse...
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 15, 2017, 01:20:55 am
John Wick

Shite.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 15, 2017, 14:01:51 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 15, 2017, 01:20:55 am
John Wick

Shite.


Continuing the list of stuff to avoid....

All Roads Lead to Rome

Utter shite.
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Post by: Fishy on January 16, 2017, 09:10:44 am
Last ep of sherlock
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 16, 2017, 15:52:42 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 16, 2017, 09:10:44 am
Last ep of sherlock


Watched it last night for completeness....Mrs Bez complained all the way through and I found it hard to disagree.....

Its a programme that thinks it's cleverer than it is...
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Post by: Fishy on January 23, 2017, 10:45:11 am
finishing off Shooter season 1
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Post by: Analog RH on January 23, 2017, 15:17:17 pm
Been re-watching House of Cards on Netflix in advance of the new series landing on May 30th.
Whilst for me it dips in season 3, the first second and fourth are marvellous.

Also been watching Games of Thrones, finally. On season 4 now. Can't believe I left it this long to see it. Great stuff.
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Post by: DavidL on February 01, 2017, 20:51:03 pm
James May: The Reassembler. Great 'blokey' stuff. I'd previously watched the episode where he rebuilds a 1963 portable Dansette record player. Just watched the Honda 'monkey-bike' one.
"the correct torque setting for this is a mild grunt"  ;D
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Post by: Fishy on February 03, 2017, 14:22:42 pm
Death In Paradise
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on February 03, 2017, 23:34:39 pm
Old episodes of "Classic Albums"

Never Mind the Bollocks
Rumours
The Joshua Tree

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on February 04, 2017, 01:19:19 am
TOTP 1983 on BBC Four.

Suggs just hasn't aged, has he?
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 07, 2017, 21:12:55 pm
Spotlight

Very, very good.

(Yes, I am about a year behind on "new releases").  ::)
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Post by: Fishy on February 07, 2017, 22:40:21 pm
Cell.  Shit avoid
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: DavidL on February 10, 2017, 19:42:34 pm
After Brexit: The Battle For Europe (BBC2)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on February 10, 2017, 23:55:29 pm
Unforgotten

Really rather good
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Post by: döm on February 11, 2017, 00:08:18 am
The Nazis. A warning from history.


BBC4 are reshowing it.
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Post by: Reg on February 13, 2017, 13:18:05 pm
Just finished series 1 of Lucifer on Amazon Prime (free one month trial).

Entertaining enough to move straight on to series 2 to try and finish before my trial ends.
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Post by: Analog RH on February 14, 2017, 00:23:30 am
Last night:
The Founder
About the start of McDonalds. Stars Michael Keaton and Laura Dern.
Solid 5/7. Keaton steals the show.


Tonight:
Hacksaw Ridge
Mel Gibson's conscientious objector film.
Big budget popcorn movie. if you switch your brain off, it's ace. I enjoyed it. Southerners and cynics will find much to fault.
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Post by: Reg on February 19, 2017, 16:32:48 pm
Original Thunderbirds.  I'm working my way through these, and to be completely honest, some of the episodes are a bit pants!  One I watched the other week, Attack of the Alligators was dire.  Still I'm persevering.  On episode 24/32 now - Martian Invasion.
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Post by: pdw1 on February 19, 2017, 20:11:58 pm
Dead Poets Society

Introduced my 2 teenage kids to this.
Had my daughter in tears in my arms at the end. Great film.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: DavidL on February 19, 2017, 23:54:04 pm
Quote from: Reg on February 19, 2017, 16:32:48 pm
Original Thunderbirds.  I'm working my way through these, and to be completely honest, some of the episodes are a bit pants!  One I watched the other week, Attack of the Alligators was dire.  Still I'm persevering.  On episode 24/32 now - Martian Invasion.
But the alligators are real! Have you watched the one with the DJ in space yet - "Rick -ping-O'Shea"  ;D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Fishy on February 21, 2017, 10:29:23 am
Quote from: Reg on February 19, 2017, 16:32:48 pm
Original Thunderbirds.  I'm working my way through these, and to be completely honest, some of the episodes are a bit pants!  One I watched the other week, Attack of the Alligators was dire.  Still I'm persevering.  On episode 24/32 now - Martian Invasion.


Been watching some of the original Star Trek episodes.. some of them are utter shit tbh.....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bisto on February 21, 2017, 14:25:40 pm
Quote from: Fishy on February 21, 2017, 10:29:23 am
Been watching some of the original Star Trek episodes.. some of them are utter shit tbh.....



Most of them I'd say
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: DavidL on February 22, 2017, 23:34:00 pm
Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie. Spinal Tap - without the jokes.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Reg on February 24, 2017, 17:32:32 pm
Finished series 2 of Lucifer.  Looking forward to the next.

Ploughing on with The Blacklist series 4. 

Apparently, the first episode of The Blacklist : Redemption should be out now.

Also, started on 24 : Legacy.  The first 24 without Jack Bauer.  I will say it hit the ground running, and I'm up for episode 2 tonight.
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 09, 2017, 13:59:11 pm
David Brent: Life On The Road

Hmmm...I like Ricky Gervais, but this isn't great.  :-\
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Post by: Reg on March 09, 2017, 14:57:34 pm
Episode 1 of Lethal Weapon.  Very enjoyable pilot - has potential.
Episode 1 of Taken.  Not instantly taken with this, but I may stay with it.  See what I did there?
Episodes 1 and 2 of Blacklist : Redemption.  Liking it.
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Post by: Bisto on March 09, 2017, 15:15:12 pm
Just finished Taboo...loved it!
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Post by: Analog RH on March 11, 2017, 10:36:59 am
(http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/e48419be121d4eb28cf262d984a90d84/toni-erdmann-2016-real-maren-ade-collection-christophel-komplizen-gj5082.jpg)

Toni Erdmann

Cracking movie. German comedy. Oscar-nominated, and Sight & Sound's film of 2016. A real movie lover's treat - takes it's time to develop characters (over two and a half hours long), and has several "laugh out loud" scenes. Its also incredibly poignant and touching. I've also never seen anything quite like it: a unique plot. Has one of those endings that leaves you thinking about it for days afterwards.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on March 11, 2017, 11:13:02 am
Quote from: Analog RH on March 11, 2017, 10:36:59 am
(http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/e48419be121d4eb28cf262d984a90d84/toni-erdmann-2016-real-maren-ade-collection-christophel-komplizen-gj5082.jpg)

Toni Erdmann

Cracking movie. German comedy. Oscar-nominated, and Sight & Sound's film of 2016. A real movie lover's treat - takes it's time to develop characters (over two and a half hours long), and has several "laugh out loud" scenes. Its also incredibly poignant and touching. I've also never seen anything quite like it: a unique plot. Has one of those endings that leaves you thinking about it for days afterwards.





Looks good, where did you watch this?




Finished season 5 of Game of Thrones last night....on to season 6 tonight...
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Post by: Analog RH on March 11, 2017, 14:34:11 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 11, 2017, 11:13:02 am
Looks good, where did you watch this?


Streamed it on Exodus via Kodi.

Quote from: captainkurtz on March 11, 2017, 11:13:02 am

Finished season 5 of Game of Thrones last night....on to season 6 tonight...


Scarily I did exactly the same thing.
So glad I waited til now to watch it. Not sure I could've waited a year for season 6 after that season 5 finale.  ;)
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Post by: captainkurtz on March 15, 2017, 07:44:14 am
David Brent - Life on The Road
Shit, gave up after 20 mins.  What was he thinking?

Oasis - Supersonic
Enjoyable look back at the first few years upto 1996 - made me very nostalgic.  Loved them back then...right band, right time.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: The Letter R on March 15, 2017, 13:38:52 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 15, 2017, 07:44:14 am
David Brent - Life on The Road
Shit, gave up after 20 mins.  What was he thinking?




Yeah - I watched that on Amazon Prime last week as it was part of the free films bit - not that good I have to say - way below what I expected.....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on March 15, 2017, 15:21:54 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 15, 2017, 07:44:14 am
David Brent - Life on The Road
Shit, gave up after 20 mins.  What was he thinking?



Yes, it's quite poor and a very lazy effort by his standards.
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Post by: Bez on April 03, 2017, 01:12:25 am
Neville & Carragher programme about top level referees....

Well worth tracking down if you have an interest in football and if, like me, complain about the standards of refereeing...
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Post by: Bisto on April 03, 2017, 02:17:16 am
There is a new film adaptation of Stephen King's Horror novel; 'It' to be released in the UK in September. In anticipation of this, and having never previously seen it, I watched the film edit version of the 1990, dramatisation originally broadcast over 2 consective nights on prime time US television, 'It' achieved an audience of over 30m viewers, received a surprising amount of praise from viewers and garnered generally positive reviews from critics.....apart from a terrific creepy performance by Tim Curry as 'Pennywise the Clown' it is a steaming pile of shite! The acting is risible, and script is terrible. Avoid!
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Post by: Analog RH on April 05, 2017, 14:41:48 pm
Been watching Breaking Bad again. Done the lot in 3 weeks. Reaffirmed its place in my top 5 US tv series of all time.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on April 13, 2017, 16:07:49 pm
Browsing on Youtube I stumbled upon a formal debate from 2008 between Christopher Hitchens and his brother Peter.

Great entertainment; they had a frosty relationship at the time and it shows, although it never threatens to get "nasty".  I approached it with as much of an open mind as possible but when they debate "God", Christopher - who is in peak form in this - really does dismantle his opponent pretty comprehensively and with no small amount of wit; Peter actually makes it easier by leading with his chin most of the time.

Worth seeking out if there's a couple of hours to spare.



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Post by: Matt2112 on April 17, 2017, 23:09:19 pm
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Because the Indie Half is a Harry Potter fan.

As someone who just doesn't get the fuss about HP, I quite enjoyed it; watched it in 3D and happily it's one of those films that utilises it very well.  Plus there's lots of great sound effects that get the subwoofer throbbing.

I had it in my head it won some technical Oscar but on checking it turns out it walked away with Best Costume Design.
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Post by: The Letter R on April 19, 2017, 14:28:06 pm
Watched this the other day too and quite enjoyed it.
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Post by: Bez on April 20, 2017, 00:16:25 am
Just caught up with the BBC series "Hospital" from earlier in the year....shows the daily battle for beds in the NHS in intricate detail. Should be compulsory viewing for politicians and NHS customers alike...
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Post by: Analog RH on April 20, 2017, 23:01:01 pm
Fargo (the TV series).
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Post by: Bez on April 22, 2017, 11:17:40 am
Quote from: Analog RH on April 20, 2017, 23:01:01 pm
Fargo (the TV series).


S1 is fantastic, wasn't so taken with s2....
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Post by: Matt2112 on May 01, 2017, 13:52:25 pm
Tour de Yorkshire - if you pause it at a precise moment, magnify it and apply state of the art image enhancement software you might just make out a very blurry image of yours truly.
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 01, 2017, 22:52:42 pm
Rewatched some of the Tour de Yorkshire highlights at tea time as Mrs S had fallen to sleep for the Cote de Shibden wall. She wanted to watch that to see if she could see her sister's Brother in Law. She couldn't.
I appear at 33:20 wearing a white -not purple - helmet and a black top with a red band on it.
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Post by: Kit on May 04, 2017, 12:58:09 pm
Quote from: Bez on April 22, 2017, 11:17:40 am
S1 is fantastic, wasn't so taken with s2....

The first one was brilliant - haven't seen the second one at all.
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Post by: döm on May 04, 2017, 13:03:02 pm
Quote from: Kit on May 04, 2017, 12:58:09 pm
The first one was brilliant - haven't seen the second one at all.



I thought they were both great - looking forward to S3
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Post by: Matt2112 on June 11, 2017, 01:43:41 am
Browsing through Now TV I stumbled across:

Stewart Lee - Carpet Remnant World

Typically, masterfully brilliant.
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Post by: Analog RH on June 12, 2017, 14:06:13 pm
Watched the first episode of The Walking Dead last night.
Another one that had passed me by that I seem to be the only person who has never seen it.
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Post by: Matt2112 on June 12, 2017, 17:57:38 pm
First two episodes of The Trip To Spain - solidly entertaining.

Progressing through GoT Season Two - solidly entertaining.

Twin Peaks Season 3 Episode 6 "live" at 2am BST this morning - the WTFery just keeps piling up; prime, unhinged Lynch.
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Post by: pdw1 on June 12, 2017, 21:21:33 pm
 Paul Hollywood's big continental road trip
Caught the french episode last night by chance. Brilliantly funny. Top Gear missed a trick when choosing its new presenters.
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Post by: döm on June 15, 2017, 00:38:47 am
Up to speed with the handmaid's tale. Shocking, horrifying and utterly compelling.


The book on which it is based by Margaret Attwood was written in '85 and the dystopian future it reveals is just as believable now as it was then
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Post by: DavidL on July 29, 2017, 02:38:32 am
Reginald D Hunter's Songs Of The South.
Watched the second episode on BBC 4 and enjoyed it so much I immediately watched the first one on iPlayer. I've always liked him and he has a great presenting style.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: The Letter R on August 04, 2017, 09:08:37 am
Quote from: DavidL on July 29, 2017, 02:38:32 am
Reginald D Hunter's Songs Of The South.
Watched the second episode on BBC 4 and enjoyed it so much I immediately watched the first one on iPlayer. I've always liked him and he has a great presenting style.

I've got a couple of these recorded on a recommendation but not watched yet - must get around to it soon.
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Post by: Reg on August 14, 2017, 21:34:49 pm
I picked up American Gods series 1 on DVD tonight.  I haven't seen it, but the trailers looked interesting.
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Post by: Matt2112 on August 15, 2017, 11:49:46 am
Just finished GoT Season 5.  It's finally "got" me...  :o
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Post by: Analog RH on August 19, 2017, 17:48:52 pm
Been on leave this week so rattled through:

Ozark (on Netflix). Loved it. Rattled all 10 epiodes off in 3 evenings. Glad its been green lit for a second season.
GoT. Up to date.
Power season 4 (Netflix). Maintaining its quality. Roll on season 5 next year.
Goliath (on Amazon). Halfway through the first season. Not brilliant but made watchable by Billy Bob Thornton. William Hurt's character grates though.

Super excited about season 3 of Narcos, landing 1st September.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on August 22, 2017, 10:51:55 am
Suicide Squad

Pure DC Universe hokum that's a bit messy, but fun nonetheless.


EDIT: forgot, for you trivia fans, it's also an Oscar winner (Best Hair & Make-up).
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Post by: pdw1 on August 24, 2017, 19:05:01 pm
House of cards

I know I am 5 years behind everyone else but it is very good.
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Post by: Matt2112 on August 24, 2017, 23:32:01 pm
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Started out thinking it was okay but a bit...pointless.  But it grew on me considerably and I loved the ending.  Worthy of the canon.
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Post by: The Letter R on August 29, 2017, 13:52:18 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on August 24, 2017, 19:05:01 pm
House of cards

I know I am 5 years behind everyone else but it is very good.

;D
I'm still getting through Breaking Bad - on to season 5 now so not far to go.
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Post by: Bisto on August 30, 2017, 22:16:10 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on August 29, 2017, 13:52:18 pm
;D
I'm still getting through Breaking Bad - on to season 5 now so not far to go.



I'm on season 3 of Oz....😞
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Post by: Bez on September 05, 2017, 23:32:31 pm
False Flag.

Subtitled Israeli thriller available on FOX via Sky catch-up....6 episodes in and its excellent. Recommended
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Post by: Matt2112 on September 09, 2017, 01:03:30 am
La La Land

It's okay.

Didn't deserve to win Best Picture. Oh... ;)
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Post by: Matt2112 on September 12, 2017, 01:10:16 am
Tried new "highly rated" Sky Atlantic series Tin Star.

Watched an episode and a bit, sacked it off.  Next.
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Post by: Blastzone on September 13, 2017, 22:32:55 pm
Joe Bonamassa live at Albert Hall...also starring a certain Paul Berry
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Post by: captainkurtz on September 14, 2017, 08:17:53 am
The Bridge - Season 3

Finished this off last night - as good a TV series as you're likely to see - just superb.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on September 14, 2017, 08:28:23 am
Quote from: Blastzone on September 13, 2017, 22:32:55 pm
Joe Bonamassa live at Albert Hall...also starring a certain Paul Berry


If you look closely you'll see Lucy, Rascal, Oz etc as well....most of the scenes featuring me have me changng camera settings ;) I did get some nice shots though....
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Post by: pdw1 on September 14, 2017, 21:37:44 pm
Quote from: Bez on September 14, 2017, 08:28:23 am
If you look closely you'll see Lucy, Rascal, Oz etc as well....most of the scenes featuring me have me changng camera settings ;) I did get some nice shots though....

eh em cough, cough splutter.  >:( >:( >:(
Bez and I are in the booklet too.
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Post by: Bez on September 14, 2017, 23:56:00 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on September 14, 2017, 21:37:44 pm
eh em cough, cough splutter.  >:( >:( >:(
Bez and I are in the booklet too.


Ooops, no offence meant, mate....
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Post by: Bez on September 14, 2017, 23:56:33 pm
Ambulance.

I seriously hope that Jeremy Hunt is forced to watch this
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Post by: Matt2112 on September 22, 2017, 01:04:38 am
TOTP 1984 on BBC Four.

Better than This Week.  Better than this decade... ;)
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Post by: Matt2112 on September 23, 2017, 13:05:34 pm
T2: Trainspotting

I was expecting an element of nostalgia, but it actually smothers the film and the modern plot line feels like an afterthought. 

It's okay and has its moments but was never going to touch the deservedly iconic original.
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Post by: pdw1 on September 24, 2017, 01:42:51 am
The Blues Brothers

Are you the Police?
No mam we're musicians

still utterly brilliant. Watched it with my teenage kids who were crying with laughter.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on September 25, 2017, 08:17:30 am
Quote from: pdw1 on September 24, 2017, 01:42:51 am
The Blues Brothers

Are you the Police?
No mam we're musicians

still utterly brilliant. Watched it with my teenage kids who were crying with laughter.


The music is pretty good as well....
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Post by: Matt2112 on September 27, 2017, 12:23:07 pm
Get Out

Quite good.  Quite original and astute.  Still mulling over its themes the day after and there's an interesting alternate ending in the extras.  Recommended.
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Post by: Bez on October 05, 2017, 23:25:13 pm
The Vietnam War

Available from the BBC website....10 episode documentary series - I'm 4 in - compulsive viewing...
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Post by: Matt2112 on October 10, 2017, 11:05:59 am
Whiplash

Very good.  J K Simmons superb.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on October 13, 2017, 10:08:20 am
Quote from: Bez on October 05, 2017, 23:25:13 pm
The Vietnam War

Available from the BBC website....10 episode documentary series - I'm 4 in - compulsive viewing...


two more episodes this week. This may be the best war documentary series I've seen...

The mad helicopter crewman at the beginning of one of this week's episodes was instant proof of PTSD...
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Post by: Matt2112 on October 13, 2017, 15:38:30 pm
Ex Machina

Very good, especially technically.  Unsurprisingly won the 2015 Oscar for Best Visual Effects - they are "seamless" rather than "spectacular".


Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on October 14, 2017, 02:24:05 am
Quote from: Bez on October 13, 2017, 10:08:20 am
two more episodes this week. This may be the best war documentary series I've seen...

The mad helicopter crewman at the beginning of one of this week's episodes was instant proof of PTSD...

I caught an episode the other night - its very good
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Post by: The Letter R on October 20, 2017, 09:37:10 am
Watched The Revenant last night as Maria was out - blimey - very brutal film - quite a tough watch but compelling at the same time - a great piece of filmaking but not exactly an enjoyable watch. Plot is a bit thin and totally unbelievable but still what Hollywood films aren't these days?
Some of the camera work really makes you feel you're in the action - certainly not for the feint hearted - or family viewing - but worth a watch if you get the chance.
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Post by: Bez on October 22, 2017, 20:59:23 pm
Gunpowder

OIt seems that I'm not as impressed as the critics  :-\
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Post by: döm on October 22, 2017, 22:01:09 pm
Currently watching The Good Place on Netflix with Ted Danson. Entertaining
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: zoony on October 24, 2017, 16:39:04 pm
Long lost family. Love watching this programme, and not ashamed to say that it brings a tear to my eye at times.
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Post by: Matt2112 on October 25, 2017, 15:39:33 pm
David Lynch: The Art Life

Excellent, beautifully done documentary where the maestro himself talks about his formative years and early career up to around the making of feature debut Eraserhead.

Captures the essence of the man and his creative genius wonderfully, and is essential stuff for fans like me, so I'm going to buy it and file along with the rest of my Lynch collection - it's a worthy addition.

Hopefully there's a follow-up that delves into the main body of his subsequent film and TV work.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on October 25, 2017, 16:14:16 pm
Icarus on netflix. The doc starts up with an amateur cyclist looking to see how his performance changes through doping. Then the whole prog shifts dramatically as the main expert gets caught up in the drama that led to many Russian athletes being banned from the Rio Olympics. Well worth a watch
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Post by: DavidL on October 25, 2017, 17:54:00 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 22, 2017, 20:59:23 pm
Gunpowder

OIt seems that I'm not as impressed as the critics  :-\
Having watched the first episode on Monday night, I came upon 'Elizabeth 1's Secret Agents' on BBC 2 late last night. More a factual history programme than drama but it gives a very interesting account of the era that led-up to the gunpowder plot. I've never taken much interest in that period of our history but what turbulent times! Fascinating.
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Post by: Bez on October 26, 2017, 10:16:02 am
Quote from: DavidL on October 25, 2017, 17:54:00 pm
Having watched the first episode on Monday night, I came upon 'Elizabeth 1's Secret Agents' on BBC 2 late last night. More a factual history programme than drama but it gives a very interesting account of the era that led-up to the gunpowder plot. I've never taken much interest in that period of our history but what turbulent times! Fascinating.


I have that recorded....I got to the end of Gunpowder (episodes 2 & 3 are on iPlayer). It was OK, but not great...bizarrely I found the violence the most interesting part.  :-X
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Post by: Bez on October 26, 2017, 10:17:14 am
Currently working my was through Tin Star from Sky....a bit "Fargo-Lite" so far, but enjoyable enough
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: DavidL on October 26, 2017, 16:15:22 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 26, 2017, 10:16:02 am
I have that recorded....I got to the end of Gunpowder (episodes 2 & 3 are on iPlayer). It was OK, but not great...bizarrely I found the violence the most interesting part.  :-X
Yeah, that lad having his guts pulled out early on was done well, I thought.
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Post by: Matt2112 on November 04, 2017, 10:09:03 am
Bone Tomahawk

Well...this is the best film I've seen in a while.

So many good things about it: a Western with horror elements that work brilliantly; a superb script with wonderful dialogue; excellent cast; exquisite cinematography; fantastic sound editing, even down to the clunk of boots on wooden floors. And a now infamous death scene that even had my strong stomach churning.

It was done on an unbelievably small budget and shot in a mere 21 days, both remarkable feats for such a stunning end product.

It's 135 minutes long and the pacing reflects that but not a moment is wasted; I was engrossed from start to finish.

Hugely recommended.
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Post by: DavidL on November 05, 2017, 01:03:10 am
Last episode of Gunpowder. I quite enjoyed a rare dalliance with the goggle box for this three-parter.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on November 05, 2017, 12:33:59 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 26, 2017, 10:17:14 am
Currently working my was through Tin Star from Sky....a bit "Fargo-Lite" so far, but enjoyable enough


All done with Tin star, I guess there's to be a season 2

Now working my way through old episodes of Kavanagh QC on Sky in between other standard viewing...sometimes hard to reconcile John Thaw as the working class barrister against Regan
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Post by: Bisto on November 07, 2017, 15:54:29 pm
Just watched Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets....Wow!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: DavidL on November 16, 2017, 22:43:08 pm
In Concert featuring Deep Purple........oh dear
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on November 19, 2017, 11:15:55 am
The Big Short

Good.  Steve Carrell revelatory.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on November 19, 2017, 12:45:05 pm
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

It was alright. Decent Saturday night fodder.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on November 26, 2017, 11:35:23 am
Sausage Party

Adequate Saturday night beer-and-pizza fodder.

A fair smattering of decent and knowing gags, but the one-dimensional cussing-and-crudity of Seth Rogen and his merry men and women is in danger of starting to wear a bit thin now.  It's not half as outrageous as they apparently think it is.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on November 26, 2017, 13:26:20 pm
The Lion King
All my kids love this film and I have to admit so do I.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on November 26, 2017, 14:00:15 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on November 26, 2017, 13:26:20 pm
The Lion King
All my kids love this film and I have to admit so do I.



It's a masterpiece of its genre.
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 27, 2017, 10:41:25 am
2 episodes into the first series of Peaky Blinders - good stuff.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bisto on November 28, 2017, 20:52:00 pm
Wind River....it was ok to have on in the background while ironing my shirts...not interesting enough to make me sit down and give it my full attention though.
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Post by: Analog RH on December 01, 2017, 17:11:23 pm
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9d/Ozposter.jpg)


Oz


How did I miss this first time round? Relentlessly grim and violent but totally addictive. Done 4 series in a couple of weeks. 2 more to go.  ;D
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 06, 2017, 22:23:58 pm
Mindhunter

Based on good reviews and the interesting premise I've tried two episodes of this Netflix series - and it's okay, so I reckon I'll stick with it.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on December 07, 2017, 01:12:33 am
Witnesses

French subtitled drama on BBC4....worth catching.
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Post by: The Letter R on December 07, 2017, 09:51:13 am
Baby Driver - finally got to watch this at the weekend on Blu Ray - decent film, good sound track, probably not politically correct to watch now as Kevin Spacey is in it - oh well  ::)
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 07, 2017, 10:06:48 am
Quote from: The Letter R on December 07, 2017, 09:51:13 am
Baby Driver - finally got to watch this at the weekend on Blu Ray - decent film, good sound track, probably not politically correct to watch now as Kevin Spacey is in it - oh well  ::)

Gabriel Byrne has now come onto the scene to state that production of 'The Usual Suspects' was delayed because of Spacey being such a perv.....it was an open secret, then.  Shocking.
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Post by: The Letter R on December 07, 2017, 13:49:55 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 07, 2017, 10:06:48 am
Gabriel Byrne has now come onto the scene to state that production of 'The Usual Suspects' was delayed because of Spacey being such a perv.....it was an open secret, then.  Shocking.



It's a shame as he's a good actor and been in some great films - Usual Suspects included, but they will all be tainted by this now  :(
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Post by: pdw1 on December 09, 2017, 23:07:32 pm
Clueless - a masterpiece
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 09, 2017, 23:16:01 pm
Pearl Jam - let's play two

Really fantastic stuff...
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 10, 2017, 00:16:50 am
Doctor Strange

Passable Marvel hokum.
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 13, 2017, 13:21:12 pm
Guardians Of The Galaxy

I tried watching this a couple of years ago but somehow just couldn't get into it, I remember mostly because I was tired anyway and struggling to keep awake.

Two years later and I've finally seized the opportunity to try it again and I've got to say it's an absolute crackerjack of a film; enormous fun, perfectly pitched humour, and two hours rattle by with no let up in the action.   Terrific stuff.
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 13, 2017, 14:20:51 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 13, 2017, 13:21:12 pm
Guardians Of The Galaxy

I tried watching this a couple of years ago but somehow just couldn't get into it, I remember mostly because I was tired anyway and struggling to keep awake.

Two years later and I've finally seized the opportunity to try it again and I've got to say it's an absolute crackerjack of a film; enormous fun, perfectly pitched humour, and two hours rattle by with no let up in the action.   Terrific stuff.

I thought it was total wank.


Here, its Peaky Blinders season 2 - superb television...
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Post by: Bez on December 14, 2017, 11:45:33 am
Quote from: Bez on December 07, 2017, 01:12:33 am
Witnesses

French subtitled drama on BBC4....worth catching.


Still enjoying this...actress who plays the lead has a certain "je ne sais quois"  ;D
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 14, 2017, 13:51:11 pm
Victoria

Not the BBC series, the German feature film that's two and a quarter hours long and genuinely shot in a single, unbroken take.

Apart from that remarkable technical achievement, and the excellent real-time acting performances, the other aspects are just okay, and it's basically a naturalistic and overlong botched heist movie.
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 16, 2017, 12:56:34 pm
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Bit disappointing; far more bloated than the first one and lacks a lot of its zing and verve. 

On the plus side I watched it in 3D and it delivers on that score; a real feast for the eyes, plus it gives the subwoofer a great work out, so for the purposes of demoing home cinema systems this is a terrific film to use.
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Post by: Analog RH on December 17, 2017, 12:53:45 pm
Wonder Woman

Passable Saturday night popcorn fodder. Gal Gadot now on my radar.

On the TV, Peaky Blinders. Had never bothered with it so watched the first three seasons on Netflix in a week. Now on season 4 on iPlayer.
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Post by: Bez on December 17, 2017, 15:28:33 pm
The Tunnel, series 3....

Binge watched the boxset yesterday and through the night

Snowfall

This one was on the BBC. Good enough - just. Could have been far grittier than it was...
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Post by: döm on December 18, 2017, 11:56:11 am
Been catching up with The Crown.  Up to episode 7 of the first season now.  Highly enjoyable.  John Lithgow is absolutely outstanding as Churchill.
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Post by: captainkurtz on December 18, 2017, 15:15:21 pm
Quote from: döm on December 18, 2017, 11:56:11 am
Been catching up with The Crown.  Up to episode 7 of the first season now.  Highly enjoyable.  John Lithgow is absolutely outstanding as Churchill.

Looking forward to seeing the second season of that shortly...


Finished season 2 of Peaky Blinders last night...so its season 3 & 4 next


followed by Game off Thrones season 7...
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 21, 2017, 13:57:42 pm
A Monster Calls

Difficult subject matter nicely done; bit heavy-handed at times but no denying its emotional impact.  Great performances and direction. 
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 21, 2017, 16:52:01 pm
U2 at the BBC.

Abbey Studios live session with an orchestra spoilt for much of it by Cat Deeley gushing over them and asking them inane tabloid journalist questions between songs.  Could and should have been a lot better.
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Post by: döm on December 21, 2017, 17:49:52 pm
I thought it was nice for them that they could get an hour of prime time tv to plug their new album.  Probably paid less for it than a 30 sec advert.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: DavidL on December 21, 2017, 21:00:49 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 21, 2017, 16:52:01 pm
U2 at the BBC.

Abbey Studios live session with an orchestra spoilt for much of it by Cat Deeley gushing over them and asking them inane tabloid journalist questions between songs.  Could and should have been a lot better.
Did she get around to asking St. Bono about the band's tax arrangements?  ;)
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 21, 2017, 21:19:57 pm
Quote from: DavidL on December 21, 2017, 21:00:49 pm
Did she get around to asking St. Bono about the band's tax arrangements?  ;)



;D  Nah she was too busy describing everything about them as "brilliant" every five seconds.  ::)
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 22, 2017, 00:41:44 am
Wonder Woman

It's not Marvel(lous).  It's saggy, it's clunky, it's dumb and the script is terrible in particular.  Watched in 3D and that's rendered without any flair or imagination either.

But, yes, the aforementioned Gal Gadot is delightful.

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Post by: Reg on December 22, 2017, 22:25:21 pm
I quite enjoyed Wonder Woman. It had a bit of an 'old-school' comic book adventure to it. I guess I'm thinking of say, Doctor Savage, Man of Bronze (which I saw on tv a few years back and it was pretty awful compared to how much I remember enjoying it as a boy, but I digress).

Speaking of old school, I'm currently watching a bit of Joe 90 which I think will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.
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Post by: zoony on December 25, 2017, 18:13:12 pm
THE SNOWMAN.
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 28, 2017, 01:13:49 am
Finally, the festive season serves up a night of good TV:

Alan Partridge 25 Years thingy

Oasis: Supersonic

First bit of telly I've watched over Chrimbo with the phone in my pocket throughout.
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Post by: DavidL on December 28, 2017, 14:57:10 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 28, 2017, 01:13:49 am
Finally, the festive season serves up a night of good TV:

Alan Partridge 25 Years thingy

Oasis: Supersonic

First bit of telly I've watched over Chrimbo with the phone in my pocket throughout.
I agree. I enjoyed both myself (couple of belly laughs produced by Partridge doc)
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Post by: döm on December 29, 2017, 15:20:55 pm
agreed. Both great shows
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Post by: Straight Shooter on December 29, 2017, 19:58:12 pm
Indeed, thoroughly enjoyed Supersonic this afternoon.
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Post by: The Letter R on January 02, 2018, 13:57:14 pm
The Founder - about the franchising of a certain well known Burger Chain across America and how the guys who set the first one up were royally screwed over - proving the meek certainly don't inherit the earth....... enjoyed the film though.
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Post by: Analog RH on January 02, 2018, 15:28:27 pm
The Revenant


Bought it on Bluray and so pleased I did. Rightful winner of an Oscar for cinematography, it looks breathtaking. Would recommend.
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 02, 2018, 16:27:18 pm
Raw

French-Belgian body-horror about a female vegetarian on the brink of adulthood who develops an insatiable taste for raw meat - preferably human.

Quite cold and "Cronenbergian" and while its obviously not one to be recommended for the squeamish, it's not quite the arthouse shocker its hyped up to be.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on January 03, 2018, 08:25:22 am

Just caught the first episode of McMafia. Took me about half an hour to realise it had nothing to do with Scotland at all!
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Post by: Bez on January 03, 2018, 09:15:06 am
Bancroft

A load of old toffee....the DS was attractive, but Sarah Parrish as the eponymous character was pants.
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Post by: Reg on January 03, 2018, 10:28:34 am
I've discovered that seasons 1 to 5 of Eureka are included with Amazon Prime (as in no extra charge) so I've started watching that from the start as I've never seen it.
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Post by: Reg on January 03, 2018, 10:30:04 am
Oh yeah - series 2 of Paul Hollywood's City Bakes which the Food Network ran in its entirety the other say and which I recorded.
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Post by: Nick on January 03, 2018, 19:32:32 pm
Binged the Detectorists on Netflix/iplayer. Missed this first time around but i think it was one of the best comedy series i have seen on the BBC in years. So understated yet with laugh out loud moments as well as the lovely folk music and British nature.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on January 05, 2018, 00:57:16 am
Bad Santa 2

For several years we had a traditional Xmas viewing of Bad Santa but were so busy with one thing and another in December 2017 we unfortunately never got round to it.

It seemed by now, almost at Twelfth Night, the moment had passed, so, instead, and with some trepidation due to some unfavourable reviews, we watched its long, long (13 years!) overdue sequel instead.

And it's actually alright; the crudity is ramped up and maxed out so it's a blunter instrument than its superior predecessor, but the steady stream of sewer-mouthed one-liners keep the chuckles coming, and Kathy Bates has a ball upstaging Billy Bob Thornton.
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Post by: Jonners on January 05, 2018, 11:07:26 am
McMafia.

Very good
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Post by: Bisto on January 05, 2018, 14:59:25 pm
Lucky

Film of the year for me
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Post by: Bez on January 05, 2018, 18:28:39 pm
Three girls

BBC drama based around the Rochdale child abuse / grooming scandal. The police didn't come out of it very well....
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 05, 2018, 18:29:12 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 05, 2018, 11:07:26 am
McMafia.

Very good


Got the first two recorded, looking forward to watching...
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 06, 2018, 02:09:05 am
Top Of The Pops: The Story Of 1985

Best year for music EVAH!!  Bravo BBC Four!  :D 8)
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 07, 2018, 01:32:06 am
World World Z

Po-faced but very daft and curiously bloodless zombie apocalypse flick.  Reasonably entertaining with a couple of striking set pieces but could have been great with a decent script.
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Post by: DavidL on January 07, 2018, 10:53:32 am
Noah  - absolute trash
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Post by: Jonners on January 08, 2018, 11:00:41 am
Quote from: Bez on January 05, 2018, 18:29:12 pm
Got the first two recorded, looking forward to watching...



Episode 3 good as well
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on January 09, 2018, 00:02:02 am
Quote from: Jonners on January 08, 2018, 11:00:41 am

Episode 3 good as well


Cool, watched the first two...showing plenty of promise...
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 09, 2018, 10:25:33 am
Finished the Season 7 of GOT last night.  Such a pisser that the final season isn't until 2019 - will definitely be re-watching it all before starting that...
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Post by: Bez on January 09, 2018, 11:45:56 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 09, 2018, 10:25:33 am
Finished the Season 7 of GOT last night.  Such a pisser that the final season isn't until 2019 - will definitely be re-watching it all before starting that...


On refelction s7 was a bit rushed....they obviously have a lot to fit in and I'm expecting s8 to be even more furiously paced...hold on to your hats!
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 14, 2018, 01:16:04 am
Top Of The Pops: 1985 on BBC Four.

Despite both Agadoo and Do The Conga by Black Lace being hits in this year, it was still the Best Year In Music...EVAH!  8)
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Post by: Bisto on January 14, 2018, 01:47:45 am
Rush Hour 1 and 3 couldn't play/find 2 on Showbiz or Netflix
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Post by: Bez on January 15, 2018, 14:51:02 pm
Black Mirror season 1
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on January 15, 2018, 15:33:09 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 15, 2018, 14:51:02 pm
Black Mirror season 1

Gave up on that after about 3 episodes....


The Crown season 2
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Post by: DavidL on January 15, 2018, 15:52:51 pm
Biggest Little Railway - Close relative to a walrus, Dick Strawbridge, attempts to build a 70 mile model railway in Scotland. Total nonsense, but entertaining nevertheless.
The Layover with Anthony Bourdain -  Wifey told me he was in Toronto and I was hoping for a Rush reference or two....he wasn't and there was none. Probably because it featured Montreal
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Post by: Bez on January 16, 2018, 00:05:57 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 15, 2018, 15:33:09 pm
Gave up on that after about 3 episodes....


The Crown season 2


There were only 3 episodes in season 1....
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 16, 2018, 08:16:07 am
Quote from: Bez on January 16, 2018, 00:05:57 am
There were only 3 episodes in season 1....

;D


You like it?  Seems to be very popular...thought it was pretty poor.  The episode with the bloke in the gym?  ???   Too much to watch to persist in something that isn't up to scratch...
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Post by: Bez on January 16, 2018, 16:37:57 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 16, 2018, 08:16:07 am
;D


You like it?  Seems to be very popular...thought it was pretty poor.  The episode with the bloke in the gym?  ???   Too much to watch to persist in something that isn't up to scratch...


That was the worst of the 3 that I've watched so far...the first one with the PM and the pig was brilliant

Currently catching up on season 2 of Rome, the HBO series from the mid 2000s....excellent stuff and polly Walker gives me the horn
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Post by: DavidL on January 17, 2018, 13:35:34 pm
Rush - R40
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Post by: Jonners on January 17, 2018, 17:07:42 pm
never watched it, not sure I could handle Lakeside Park, either the lead up to it, the song itself, or the aural trauma that would follow

(plus there is some utter shite from the last few albums as well!)
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Post by: DavidL on January 17, 2018, 18:56:50 pm
Lakeside Park is certainly the low point. No, correction, the compilation of 'comedic' clips is probably worse. High point? Probably Losing It.
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Post by: pdw1 on January 21, 2018, 10:13:19 am
Monsters Inc
with all the family last night
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 22, 2018, 12:46:28 pm
From the other night, because I literally didn't have the energy to invest in something on my to-watch list, on Channel 4 I happened upon:

Spring Breakers

which is the usual stylised, lurid, nihilistic, vapid garbage from hack writer/directer Harmony Korine.  Fit birds in it, though.   
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Post by: Jonners on January 22, 2018, 18:06:57 pm
McMafia

Very good
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Post by: Bez on January 23, 2018, 09:18:40 am
Britannia

New thingy from Sky. I've watched all of it through the box sets service....

Its OK, but not great. Kelly Reilly, however, is lovely.
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Post by: Reg on January 23, 2018, 21:54:53 pm
I'm enjoying the re-run of early Castle on Your TV.
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Post by: Bisto on January 24, 2018, 01:19:01 am
Watched Coco... almost perfect.
.. for an animated kids film.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on January 28, 2018, 22:23:28 pm
Just watched Serenity with my daughter
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 04, 2018, 13:40:26 pm
Baby Driver

Hmmm...it's okay, but not as good as it was hyped up to be on release.

The use of music as a plot device was a bit contrived and not all that well executed I thought.
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 06, 2018, 20:01:34 pm
Room

Rightly lauded for its two leading performances (Brie Larsson won the Best Actress Oscar in 2016 for this of course, and young Jacob Tremblay is extraordinary) and technically brilliantly made, nonetheless it somehow didn't quite get under my skin; one of those films I admire more than cherish.
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 10, 2018, 01:39:24 am
Finally started working through Game Of Thrones Season 7.  Hurrah! :)
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Post by: Reg on February 14, 2018, 20:47:33 pm
I'm on the 1 month netflix trial.

So far I'm watching Altered Carbon and series 3 of Rick and Morty.
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 22, 2018, 00:19:49 am
Spider-Man: Homecoming

Ticks the necessary boxes, but doesn't quite reach the heights of the tremendous introduction in Captain America: Civil War.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on February 23, 2018, 01:45:41 am
TOTP: 1982 on BBC Four

I just missed an episode from 1985, dammit!  But '82 will suffice (especially as it started with Motörhead), and this and a bottle of Grenache makes me very nostalgic and sentimental indeed...
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 23, 2018, 23:52:34 pm
A new three-hour programme now on BBC Four looking back at The Old Grey Whistle Test.  Just marvellous.  :D
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Post by: Bez on February 25, 2018, 22:10:49 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 23, 2018, 23:52:34 pm
A new three-hour programme now on BBC Four looking back at The Old Grey Whistle Test.  Just marvellous.  :D

Caught up yesterday....I was genuinely shocked to learn that it had over 5 million viewers at it's peak...like Danny Baker I thought I was in a little club of fans....I used to watch it with a mono earlpiece after everyone else had gone to bed on a small black & white tv in my bedroom.
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 26, 2018, 15:20:00 pm
Continuing GoT S7....Ep 4 is a corker!  :)
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 01, 2018, 16:35:18 pm
Finally up to date with GoT and I've been totally engrossed. :)
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 24, 2018, 09:17:39 am
I have finally seen: Blade Runner.

Yes, the 80s Blade Runner, albeit the Final Cut version, which is Ridley Scott's preference.

What an absolutely remarkable, visually stunning film; with possibly the best production design I've ever seen.  Looking forward to the seeing the sequel now.
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Post by: captainkurtz on March 24, 2018, 11:11:42 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 24, 2018, 09:17:39 am
I have finally seen: Blade Runner.

Yes, the 80s Blade Runner, albeit the Final Cut version, which is Ridley Scott's preference.

What an absolutely remarkable, visually stunning film; with possibly the best production design I've ever seen. 

I thought it was shite.  Although, to be fair, I've only seen the first 30 minutes as I fell asleep - on 2 separate attempts to watch it... ;D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on March 24, 2018, 13:16:31 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 24, 2018, 11:11:42 am
I thought it was shite.  Although, to be fair, I've only seen the first 30 minutes as I fell asleep - on 2 separate attempts to watch it... ;D



:)


I actually think it's Ridley Scott's best film.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: pdw1 on March 24, 2018, 21:03:57 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 24, 2018, 09:17:39 am
I have finally seen: Blade Runner.

Yes, the 80s Blade Runner, albeit the Final Cut version, which is Ridley Scott's preference.

What an absolutely remarkable, visually stunning film; with possibly the best production design I've ever seen.  Looking forward to the seeing the sequel now.

It is brilliant.  One of my favourite films.
The sequel is good with lots of clever ideas but ultimately flawed.
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 25, 2018, 15:16:18 pm
Sicario.

Very good.

Denis Villeneuve directed this and Blade Runner 2049, which I subsequently realised by complete coincidence.
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Post by: Slim on March 26, 2018, 13:45:43 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 24, 2018, 09:17:39 am
I have finally seen: Blade Runner.

Yes, the 80s Blade Runner, albeit the Final Cut version, which is Ridley Scott's preference.

What an absolutely remarkable, visually stunning film; with possibly the best production design I've ever seen.  Looking forward to the seeing the sequel now.


I loved that film but haven't seen it for many years. The only version I like is the one with Harrison Ford doing the voiceover narration, Apocalypse Now style. I think they removed that from some of the later "cuts".
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on March 26, 2018, 18:23:55 pm
Quote from: Slim on March 26, 2018, 13:45:43 pm
I loved that film but haven't seen it for many years. The only version I like is the one with Harrison Ford doing the voiceover narration, Apocalypse Now style. I think they removed that from some of the later "cuts".



Yes, I plan to watch the original original version with the voiceover, though apparently the concensus is that it's superior without it.  We'll see.
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Post by: Bez on March 26, 2018, 21:42:32 pm
Lion

Excellent, well worth catching
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Post by: Bisto on March 26, 2018, 23:24:24 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on March 24, 2018, 21:03:57 pm
It is brilliant.  One of my favourite films.
The sequel is good with lots of clever ideas but ultimately flawed.





Interested to hear your take on the flaws Patrick 🙂
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Reg on March 27, 2018, 20:31:36 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 25, 2018, 15:16:18 pm
Sicario.

Very good.

Denis Villeneuve directed this and Blade Runner 2049, which I subsequently realised by complete coincidence.

If you haven't seen Villeneuve's Arrival, I think you should add it to your list.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on March 27, 2018, 21:12:43 pm
Quote from: Reg on March 27, 2018, 20:31:36 pm
If you haven't seen Villeneuve's Arrival, I think you should add it to your list.



Cheers Reg, I'll do that. :)


EDIT: While I was in my Cinema Paradiso account I added the rest of Villeneuve's filmography: Incendies, Prisoners and Enemy; got BR2049 on the way.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: cabria on March 28, 2018, 21:13:58 pm
Operation Avalanche - a little known twist on the 'Found Footage' genre - this one about the faked moon landings. Check it out.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on April 14, 2018, 12:45:33 pm
Dunkirk

Often riveting, technically brilliant and an impressive addition to Christopher Nolan's canon; he's clearly a very good director, but I'm not sure he's that good he can be called truly "Great" like, say, Ridley Scott - not yet.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on April 14, 2018, 18:37:29 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on April 14, 2018, 12:45:33 pm
Dunkirk

Often riveting, technically brilliant and an impressive addition to Christopher Nolan's canon; he's clearly a very good director, but I'm not sure he's that good he can be called truly "Great" like, say, Ridley Scott - not yet.


I ned to see it again....

I saw at the iMax and the sound was too loud so that it was distorted.

I came away feeling that there was a better story to be told  :-\
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on April 14, 2018, 19:11:10 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on April 14, 2018, 12:45:33 pm
Dunkirk

Often riveting, technically brilliant and an impressive addition to Christopher Nolan's canon; he's clearly a very good director, but I'm not sure he's that good he can be called truly "Great" like, say, Ridley Scott - not yet.

Speaking of Ridley Scott - saw 'All The Money In The World' on the plane last week and thought it was very very average.  Although Kevin Spacey's replacement (wasn't remember his name) did a great job...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on April 14, 2018, 22:32:56 pm
Quote from: Bez on April 14, 2018, 18:37:29 pm

I came away feeling that there was a better story to be told  :-\



Yes, agreed; apparently there's a lot of liberties taken with the story, but even so, the thing with Nolan is, for all the technical brilliance, I've never felt a story he's told in my bones.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on April 16, 2018, 21:41:55 pm
Just started Narcos on Netflix, good so far...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on April 17, 2018, 17:56:54 pm
Quote from: Bez on April 16, 2018, 21:41:55 pm
Just started Narcos on Netflix, good so far...



I've watched all 3 seasons 3 times now. Love it. Right up there in my top 10 TV series of all time.


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Wild Wild Country


Documentary series about an Indian guru who started a community in Oregon - and what happened next. Utterly engrossing, with some completely bonkers people in it. Watched it at the weekend and have thought about it several times since. Will do it again.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bisto on April 17, 2018, 18:30:18 pm
The Train to Busan...S.Korean zombie B(+) movie...trashy, not much gore and mostly predictable and silly but still entertaining.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on April 17, 2018, 22:15:41 pm
Peter Green: Man of the World.


Brilliant documentary on Sky Arts
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on April 17, 2018, 23:38:55 pm
Quote from: Analog RH on April 17, 2018, 17:56:54 pm

I've watched all 3 seasons 3 times now. Love it. Right up there in my top 10 TV series of all time.



Reminds me very much of "Underbelly" in style (3rd person narration, docu-drama presentation)....well worth tracking down if you're a fan of Narcos.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on April 18, 2018, 10:48:45 am
78/52

An interesting documentary analysing the shower scene in Psycho (the title refers the 78 camera set-ups and 52 cuts the scene required), particularly its ground-breaking influence on the "language of cinema", and the subtle but brilliantly astute touches of Hitchcock's direction.

I love finding out what's going on under the bonnet of great films etc and this pretty much satisfies that; and I learnt a fair few fascinating things along the way (which I won't spoil here).
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on April 21, 2018, 16:23:53 pm
Finished season 2 of Narcos, staright on to S3....

I almost felt sorry for Escobar by the end of S2, then I rememmbered whjat a c*** he was...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Reg on April 25, 2018, 21:10:01 pm
Whizzing through series 4 of Eureka on Amazon prime, along with Lucifer series 3.

I watched something called Pulp Fiction : The Golden Age of Storytelling on Amazon Prime last night. Quite interesting for anyone who had any exposure to the literature of that era (E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Robert E. Howard etc.,.,). I confess it is only the science fiction pulps that I am/was interested in.

Only 50 minutes, and well worth a watch if you are interested in science fiction history (as I am, or was at one point).

Also for sci-fi history buffs, Amazon Prime also have the (quite old) series A Century of Science Fiction, hosted by the late, great, (legend in his own lifetime), Christopher Lee. Not as informative as the previously mentioned Pulp Fiction thing, but still fun in its own way.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Reg on April 25, 2018, 21:11:41 pm
Oh yes  . . .

Still Game series 8, just the final episode to go.
Salamander : Blood Diamonds
Gotham, series 4
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on April 26, 2018, 10:51:53 am
Salamander was good last time round, I'll keep an eye out for that....

Here: I've finished Narcos and I'm on to House of Cards. I waqtched 12.5 episodes out of 13 on the plane to Australia a few years back and it wasn't available on the plane home  ::)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on May 09, 2018, 00:56:25 am
Kajaki - docu-drama about a group of paras in Aftghanistan. Some of the most tense sequences I've seen in a film for a long time.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on May 09, 2018, 09:53:00 am
Lise Ducet's 2 part BBC documentary on the war in Syria.

Heartbreaking stuff, but added lots of clarity to the early causes of the conflict. Second part missed off the involvement of the Kurds, which I thought was a mistake, but overall well worth tracking down.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on May 09, 2018, 12:32:24 pm
Quote from: Bez on May 09, 2018, 09:53:00 am
Lise Ducet's 2 part BBC documentary on the war in Syria.

Heartbreaking stuff, but added lots of clarity to the early causes of the conflict. Second part missed off the involvement of the Kurds, which I thought was a mistake, but overall well worth tracking down.



Thanks, sounds interesting, I'll add it to the (overlong) list..


I've been taking in a lot of popular commentators on Youtube recently that possibly are slightly to the right of me, yet express some pretty devastating and astute critiques of the regressive left on contemporary issues such as identity politics, freedom of expression, true liberalism, culture wars etc etc: such as Pat Condell, Paul Joseph Watson, Sargon of Akkad...I'm getting the feeling that the mainstream media is getting increasingly unfit for purpose and guys like these - essentially semi-professionals - are taking up the slack.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on May 12, 2018, 12:05:06 pm
Moonlight

Bit...slow.  Came second at 2017's Oscars. ;)


EDIT: I've been reflecting on this film as it's somehow lodged in my conciousness since I watched it; it's a very "poetic" film, which takes on difficult issues of identity, upbringing and personhood and whispers quite insightful and profound things about them in your ear.  I need to see it again at some point.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on May 20, 2018, 17:23:53 pm
Blade Runner 2049

Had high hopes for this.  Deserved winner of this year's Cinematography Oscar.  Disappointing overall, though; overlong, overwrought and suffers from "Nolan-itis", where interesting and profound themes are ultimately wasted in favour of contrivance (as in Interstellar).

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on May 26, 2018, 01:28:33 am
It: Chapter One

It's...okay.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on May 30, 2018, 17:49:55 pm
Bosch. On Amazon Prime.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Reg on May 30, 2018, 18:33:57 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on May 20, 2018, 17:23:53 pm
Blade Runner 2049

Had high hopes for this.  Deserved winner of this year's Cinematography Oscar.  Disappointing overall, though; overlong, overwrought and suffers from "Nolan-itis", where interesting and profound themes are ultimately wasted in favour of contrivance (as in Interstellar).
Indeed.
Get some Altered Carbon.

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on May 31, 2018, 00:55:57 am
Watching 2 amazing shows at the moment.


Sky Atlantic's Patrick Melrose with Benedict Cumberbatch as the Upper Class addict who was abused as a child. Lavish sets (Sky have really pushed the boat out with this one) , great casting and Cumberbatch is quite simply a brilliant actor. Worth seeing for his depiction of being under the influence of various substances alone.


A Very British Scandal on BBC is well worth a watch too. Wssn't expecting as much humour !



Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Slim on May 31, 2018, 21:49:43 pm
I've been watching the earliest Callan episodes that still survive, the pilot (A Magnum for Schneider) and the stories from the first series that have survived (most are lost or wiped which is a great shame).

Like night and day compared to modern TV drama, with low budget studio sets, simple photography and very few outdoor scenes. Plus it was filmed on 405 line videotape in black & white, not the sort of thing you'd use to show off a posh telly.

But it goes to show that you don't need the lavish sets and cinematic production values to produce brilliant telly. Clever scripts, mostly well acted. The guy who plays Callan's boss is a bit wooden, but Woodward, Anthony Valentine and (especially) Russell Hunter are brilliant.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on June 04, 2018, 11:30:23 am






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A Ghost Story.


Requires a bit of patience - there's a lot of long, slow, static takes - but for me it was ultimately rewarded.  Sticks in the mind.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on June 04, 2018, 15:24:47 pm
Ambulance
"Fly on the wall" BBC documentary series. Fantastic stuff and a real eye opener
Jeremy Hunt should be made to watch this on repeat
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on June 04, 2018, 16:48:28 pm
Quote from: Bez on June 04, 2018, 15:24:47 pm
Ambulance
"Fly on the wall" BBC documentary series. Fantastic stuff and a real eye opener
Jeremy Hunt should be made to watch this on repeat



I saw the one with the RTA that resulted in multiple deaths. Incredibly traumatic stuff and then having dealt with that the emergency staff get up and go back to their jobs the next day. Amazing people
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Slim on June 04, 2018, 17:18:09 pm
Quote from: Bez on June 04, 2018, 15:24:47 pm
Ambulance
"Fly on the wall" BBC documentary series. Fantastic stuff and a real eye opener
Jeremy Hunt should be made to watch this on repeat

I'm sure he'd be proud, and he has every right to be. Watched the last one myself, quite extraordinary. I felt for the ambulance crews who were clearly traumatised by the multiple fatalities but the thought that came to mind was - imagine what it must be like to be a medic in a war, and have to deal with it for days or weeks at a time.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on June 04, 2018, 22:48:37 pm
Quote from: döm on June 04, 2018, 16:48:28 pm

I saw the one with the RTA that resulted in multiple deaths. Incredibly traumatic stuff and then having dealt with that the emergency staff get up and go back to their jobs the next day. Amazing people

Its worth cheking some of the previous episodes....the drain placed on the service by failing social care, queues at A&E departments etc is truely shocking.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on June 06, 2018, 11:36:21 am
Quote from: Bez on June 04, 2018, 15:24:47 pm
Ambulance
"Fly on the wall" BBC documentary series. Fantastic stuff and a real eye opener
Jeremy Hunt should be made to watch this on repeat



Yes, probably the most riveting programme on telly at the moment.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: The Letter R on June 11, 2018, 14:16:45 pm
Caught up on the 3 part channel 5 documentary about the UK Cocaine habitat - never done the drug myself and certainly wouldn't want to - especially after seeing the state of everyones hands that were cutting and distributing the drug - don't think any of them have washed their hands in weeks!!!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on June 11, 2018, 17:26:03 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on June 11, 2018, 14:16:45 pm
Caught up on the 3 part channel 5 documentary about the UK Cocaine habitat - never done the drug myself and certainly wouldn't want to - especially after seeing the state of everyones hands that were cutting and distributing the drug - don't think any of them have washed their hands in weeks!!!



Even when I was a bit naughty, naughty, very naughty in the '90s (the halcyon days of dance music), I never, ever understood the allure of coke, especially as amphetamine isn't addictive like coke is, has much longer lasting effects and tends not to turn you into an instant b£llend.  :) 
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: The Letter R on June 12, 2018, 09:39:06 am
Billions - series 3 episode 6 loved the intro/outro music - had to Google it - Son Volt - Sinking Down, cracking slide guitar swamp blues vibe - they do pick some great music for this show.


Link here for anyone who's interested :-



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4OUBUXeuhE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4OUBUXeuhE)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on June 13, 2018, 00:45:41 am
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Loved it so much at the cinema, bought it on Bluray.
Have become a tiny bit obsessed with The Room and Tommy Wiseau. The Room might be an awful movie, but I howl like a drain when I watch it.
Have bought Greg Sestero's book, which I shall be diving into shortly.  :D

Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on June 20, 2018, 12:19:52 pm
Managing England :The Impossible Job
Documentary about being England football manager. Excellent.
Scotland 78: A Love Story
Also excellent, the tale of the Scots' journey to Argentina, the hype, the issues and ultimate failure...
Both recommended
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on June 20, 2018, 15:49:21 pm
The Greasy Strangler

I suppose enjoyment of this depends on how much you like "cult" comedy horror movies.

It's fairly amusing at times and wears its cheapo crapness and crudeness on its sleeve.  Definitely not for everyone though.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on June 23, 2018, 09:56:18 am
The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

Cracking horror film for the first half of it, then increasingly loses its way as things start to unravel.  Still, much better than most modern "chillers".
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on June 24, 2018, 10:40:29 am
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Good - thoroughly deserved Oscars for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on June 28, 2018, 00:11:48 am
Whitehouse & Mortimer: Gone Fishing


The comics team up to fish and cogitate on life, the universe and everything after heart issues.


Wonderful
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on July 06, 2018, 00:31:10 am
Better Call Saul.

Finally!  And it's really good. :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on July 14, 2018, 00:11:28 am
TOTP: 1986 on BBC Four.

John Peel was a funny guy. :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on July 15, 2018, 09:09:07 am
Thor: Ragnarok

Hokum, but great fun.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on July 26, 2018, 01:09:05 am
Happened upon something on BBC2 called No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?

In which a physician goes into a school to change gender stereotypes that he personally finds politically incorrect and replaces them with ones that don't make him intellectually squeamish.

Disgraceful programme where a regressive left numpty imposes his chronically muddle-headed "gender-neutral" identity politics on primary school children.  Commits every gender fallacy and clanger in the book; overcompensates, guilty of serial confirmation bias, littered with non sequiturs and false dichotomies, puts the cart before the horse, doesn't seem to appreciate that gender balances become inevitably more volatile as young children grow...

"Girls shouldn't aspire to be Princesses", he says without any apparent self-awareness, as he empties a 7-year-old child's wardrobe of a Princess outfit.  WTF?  As if it precludes achievement in the real world?

Where's Jordan Peterson when you need him?  ::)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: DavidL on July 26, 2018, 08:15:23 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 26, 2018, 01:09:05 am
Happened upon something on BBC2 called No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?

In which a physician goes into a school to change gender stereotypes that he personally finds politically incorrect and replaces them with ones that don't make him intellectually squeamish.

Disgraceful programme where a regressive left numpty imposes his chronically muddle-headed "gender-neutral" identity politics on primary school children.  Commits every gender fallacy and clanger in the book; overcompensates, guilty of serial confirmation bias, littered with non sequiturs and false dichotomies, puts the cart before the horse, doesn't seem to appreciate that gender balances become inevitably more volatile as young children grow...

"Girls shouldn't aspire to be Princesses", he says without any apparent self-awareness, as he empties a 7-year-old child's wardrobe of a Princess outfit.  WTF?  As if it precludes achievement in the real world?

Where's Jordan Peterson when you need him?  ::)
The world, including the BBC has gone mad.....and we're paying for it  >:(
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on July 28, 2018, 11:36:32 am
Brawl In Cell Block 99

From the director of Bone Tomahawk, S. Craig Zahler.

Certainly has the same feel as BT, with its considered, slow-burning pace, glorious photography and delicious, whip-smart dialogue.

Vince Vaughn plays against type brilliantly as a skin-headed drug-runner who ends up in the clink.

And, like BT, while there aren't lashings of violence, when it happens it's all the more effective, and is graphic to an almost cartoonish level, as limbs get snapped and heads get brutally pulverised.

So, highly recommended - if you're not too squeamish...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Analog RH on July 29, 2018, 12:31:16 pm

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Bought yesterday on Bluray in Poundland for £1. Bargain. Wonderful movie.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Reg on August 06, 2018, 12:00:08 pm
Just ordered this . . .

https://shop.gerryanderson.co.uk/collections/captain-scarlet/products/captain-scarlet-and-the-mysterons-4-deluxe-edition-blu-ray

Just need the 1st 3 Bluray volumes to go with it now!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: DavidL on August 06, 2018, 20:00:44 pm
Quote from: Reg on August 06, 2018, 12:00:08 pm
Just ordered this . . .

https://shop.gerryanderson.co.uk/collections/captain-scarlet/products/captain-scarlet-and-the-mysterons-4-deluxe-edition-blu-ray (https://shop.gerryanderson.co.uk/collections/captain-scarlet/products/captain-scarlet-and-the-mysterons-4-deluxe-edition-blu-ray)

Just need the 1st 3 Bluray volumes to go with it now!
"Big Ben Strikes Again!" - classic
SIG
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Reg on August 06, 2018, 23:18:26 pm
I'm 3 episodes into Final Space on Netflix.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on August 18, 2018, 01:24:43 am
Ant-Man

Finally!  Solidly entertaining Marvel fare - watched in 3D cos we have an old-fashioned telly... :)
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on August 18, 2018, 01:41:04 am
Madonna - Rebel Heart show on BBC Four.

Terrible.

She should've retired as soon as the 90s finished.

Atrocious mimed/auto-tuned vocals, shite "re-worked" versions of her best songs and zillionaire social justice warrior posturing.

Undoubtedly a spectacle, otherwise banal.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: captainkurtz on August 18, 2018, 09:29:11 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 18, 2018, 01:41:04 am
Madonna - Rebel Heart show on BBC Four.

Terrible.

She should've retired as soon as the 90s finished.

Atrocious mimed/auto-tuned vocals, shite "re-worked" versions of her best songs and zillionaire social justice warrior posturing.

Undoubtedly a spectacle, otherwise banal.



Saw that at Christmas when they broadcast it - agreed.  A shocking nosedive from earlier tours.


Watched about 20 minutes of the documentary beforehand before storming out of the living room - bunch of fecking semi literate Z list 'personalities' spouting off a load of shite.  If you're going to commission something like this, then do it properly or not at all.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: DavidL on August 18, 2018, 10:00:26 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 18, 2018, 01:41:04 am
Madonna - Rebel Heart show on BBC Four.

Terrible.

She should've retired as soon as the 90s finished.

Atrocious mimed/auto-tuned vocals, shite "re-worked" versions of her best songs and zillionaire social justice warrior posturing.

Undoubtedly a spectacle, otherwise banal.
She's a great guitar player though.....who'd have thought it?   ;)   
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on August 18, 2018, 13:41:00 pm
Quote from: DavidL on August 18, 2018, 10:00:26 am
She's a great guitar player though.....who'd have thought it?   ;)



Ed Sheeran is better.  ;D
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Reg on August 20, 2018, 20:18:10 pm
Quote from: Reg on August 06, 2018, 23:18:26 pm
I'm 3 episodes into Final Space on Netflix.


One more episode to go. This Netflix original is great fun, bizarre in parts, and quite original. It is a grower with some really engaging characters and although the last couple of episodes have got a bit strange to say the least (in strangeness, it doesn't begin to challenge Rick and Morty, but it does get quite trippy!), I'll be sad to see the end of it and will hope that the characters return - although it will be a different dynamic if there is a second series.


I keep noting that there is quite an array of well known talent appearing here and there. David Tennant is a regular as "Lord Commander", and also I spotted Ron Perlman as Gary's father. I saw some others, but they slip my mind at the moment.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Straight Shooter on August 20, 2018, 23:20:44 pm
Quote from: Reg on August 06, 2018, 12:00:08 pm
Just ordered this . . .

https://shop.gerryanderson.co.uk/collections/captain-scarlet/products/captain-scarlet-and-the-mysterons-4-deluxe-edition-blu-ray (https://shop.gerryanderson.co.uk/collections/captain-scarlet/products/captain-scarlet-and-the-mysterons-4-deluxe-edition-blu-ray)

Just need the 1st 3 Bluray volumes to go with it now!

Purchased THIS  (https://www.theworks.co.uk/?gclid=CjwKCAjwzenbBRB3EiwAItS-u3wGTvlJ4PVIzpkEdLMa6oG94yDg5scUrbK2FBOXMobZTXRLN7-rfxoCArwQAvD_BwE&q=Haynes%20-%20Captain%20Scarlet%20Spectrum%20Agents%20Manual)at the weekend from my local The Works outlet...
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on August 22, 2018, 11:31:16 am
mother!

I've never rated Darren Aronofsky and this hasn't changed my mind.  Strange, chaotic but unengaging, with a wilfully shocking climactic scene that seems to be there merely to gain the film notoriety rather than serve a genuine narrative purpose.

Aronofsky reminds me of Nicolas Winding Refn, another vastly over-rated hack who's all shock and no awe.
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Bez on August 25, 2018, 01:25:05 am
A few things "on the go" at the moment....

Sharp Objects - Slow, but strangely complellingInstinct - Shite, won't be watching episode 2.
Keeping Faith - 7 episodes in and I still can't decide if its any good.Unforgotten - predictable and poor when compared to previou series
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Matt2112 on August 26, 2018, 11:05:46 am
American Made

S'okay.
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Post by: Matt2112 on August 28, 2018, 00:08:30 am
Black Panther

Good.

Great use of 3D as well.
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Post by: Bez on August 28, 2018, 09:09:48 am
Bodyguard
Watched the fiorst two episodes of the new BBC thingy last night. Really rather good, (for the most part). Some genuine tension built up.
As they used to say on "Points of View;" Well done, BBC
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Post by: Matt2112 on September 09, 2018, 10:36:10 am
The Greatest Showman

Critics were generally a bit snooty about this but it's been a huge commercial success and has struck a chord with audiences.

Well, the critics were wrong and seem to have spectacularly missed the point of this film.

I'm no great fan of the musical genre in particular but this is about as entertaining a film as it gets; I've plenty of time for Hugh Jackman, he's clearly loving the role of P T Barnum in this and it's infectious.  Add in a superb supporting cast (Zac Efron is frankly a revelation), dazzling, innovative set-pieces and fantastically stirring original songs overflowing with solid gold hooks (unfortunately This Is Me has been hijacked by The X Factor types and will hence be difficult to avoid) and the result is one of the most rousing, plain joyful films I've seen in ages.

Wonderful. :)
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Post by: Reg on September 10, 2018, 16:43:15 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 09, 2018, 10:36:10 am
The Greatest Showman

Critics were generally a bit snooty about this but it's been a huge commercial success and has struck a chord with audiences.

Well, the critics were wrong and seem to have spectacularly missed the point of this film.

I'm no great fan of the musical genre in particular but this is about as entertaining a film as it gets; I've plenty of time for Hugh Jackman, he's clearly loving the role of P T Barnum in this and it's infectious.  Add in a superb supporting cast (Zac Efron is frankly a revelation), dazzling, innovative set-pieces and fantastically stirring original songs overflowing with solid gold hooks (unfortunately This Is Me has been hijacked by The X Factor types and will hence be difficult to avoid) and the result is one of the most rousing, plain joyful films I've seen in ages.

Wonderful. :)


I don't know if I would go that far - but I enjoyed it a lot when I saw it a local 'flicks in the sticks' showing about 2 months ago and is a film I could happily watch again. I learned a bit about Mr. Barnum along the way, and as you say Matt, Zac does put in a great turn. I only know him from Bad Neighbours, so this was quite different!
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Post by: Bez on September 17, 2018, 08:46:47 am
Quote from: Bez on August 28, 2018, 09:09:48 am
Bodyguard
Watched the fiorst two episodes of the new BBC thingy last night. Really rather good, (for the most part). Some genuine tension built up.
As they used to say on "Points of View;" Well done, BBC

Still good, although has dropped off after episodes 1&2.....best thing on the BBC for a good while
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Post by: Bez on September 17, 2018, 08:47:41 am
No Offence
C4 police drama created by Paul Abbott.
S3 has just started and its already shaping up better than S2.
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Post by: Matt2112 on September 18, 2018, 11:35:18 am
The Shape Of Water

Won four Oscars, for Best Film,  Director, Original Score and Production Design - however, it deserved only the latter (the production design is indeed incredible) but absolutely nowhere near merited any of the others.

This won for Picture and Director simply because the nu-regressive, virtue-signalling left has infiltrated Hollywood and, because they all got caught being sexist, racist and misogynistic, are now wagging the finger at everyone else telling them not to be prejudiced bigots.

A film dealing with identity politics, especially in these times, is to be welcomed, but this is so partisan, heavy-handed, desperately politically-correct and so lacking in nuance it fails terribly on virtually every level.  Anti-racists, anti-misogynists, anti-homophobes etc will be patronised by this, whereas the bigoted will not be persuaded for very much the same reason.

I recommend not reading the fawning reviews, but this one from the Chicago Reader (https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-shape-of-water/Film?oid=35463507), which is bang on the money - as are many of the comments below.
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Post by: Bez on September 20, 2018, 08:14:45 am
Succession - Slow start, but built nicely. Worth keeping up with. Looking forward to S2
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Post by: Bez on September 22, 2018, 13:31:25 pm
Press - enjoying for the most part. Ben Chaplin is very good.Strangers - Shit. Avoid, despite the good cast
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Post by: Bez on September 24, 2018, 08:51:32 am
Quote from: Bez on September 17, 2018, 08:46:47 am
Still good, although has dropped off after episodes 1&2.....best thing on the BBC for a good while

Watched the final episode "live" last night.
A bit of a letdown tbh.... :-\
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Post by: Straight Shooter on September 30, 2018, 02:04:20 am
From the iPlayer, Friday's BBC Music Day episode of Bargain Hunt - Happy Mondays v. Pulp.


There's a little piece on Rockfield featured on it...
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Post by: The Letter R on October 02, 2018, 10:02:39 am
Just started on The Bodyguard - watched episodes 1 & 2
Before that we watched the Jack Ryan series 1 on Amazon Prime - generally very good although ending seemed less dramatic than I was expecting.
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Post by: Matt2112 on October 07, 2018, 16:22:55 pm
Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Great opening sequence and generally watchable Friday night hokum, but it's a bit of a flabby mess overall.

A certain very famous singer has a minor part, which some will find a bizarre casting clunker and others hilariously inspired.
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Post by: Nick on October 07, 2018, 22:43:49 pm
The Art of drumming on sky. Peart came in at no.11, good series especially showing the variety of drumming styles.
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Post by: pdw1 on October 07, 2018, 22:45:43 pm
Quote from: Nick on October 07, 2018, 22:43:49 pm
The Art of drumming on sky. Peart came in at no.11, good series especially showing the variety of drumming styles.
Very Spinal Tap  :D
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Post by: döm on October 07, 2018, 23:31:43 pm
Quote from: Nick on October 07, 2018, 22:43:49 pm
The Art of drumming on sky. Peart came in at no.11, good series especially showing the variety of drumming styles.

Glad to see he finally got a mention. I've seen the first 3 and nothing. That goes for a lot of my other favourite drummers too. Still found the show fascinating nonetheless.
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Post by: Bez on October 08, 2018, 10:23:35 am
Quote from: Nick on October 07, 2018, 22:43:49 pm
The Art of drumming on sky. Peart came in at no.11, good series especially showing the variety of drumming styles.


Loved episodes 1 - 3. Episode 4 was a bit pointless for me....an excuse to ask drummers who their favourite drummer was and repeat lots of footage from earlier episode....
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Post by: Nick on October 08, 2018, 19:36:55 pm
Agreed, was a waste of an episode.
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Post by: Matt2112 on October 09, 2018, 01:40:46 am
Paddington 2

Good; wonderful visual wit.  Just loses a bit of spark toward the end, but great fun overall.
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Post by: The Letter R on October 11, 2018, 09:08:50 am
Just finished Bodyguard - glad I watched it as a few weeks ago I nearly walked straight into a woman at Waterloo Station - I looked at her thinking "I know you" and she looked as me as if to say "yes you probably recognise me" - for weeks I was trying to think who she was then as soon as I started watching it I realised it was Pippa Haywood the actress ( I won't add spoilers for those not watched it yet ) but she played the part of Supt Lorraine Craddock. I knew her from the role she played in Scott and Bailey so it was good to put that hoodoo to bed.
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Post by: döm on October 11, 2018, 17:31:09 pm
Quote from: Nick on October 08, 2018, 19:36:55 pm
Agreed, was a waste of an episode.



I enjoyed it! Maybe I have early onset dementia!
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Post by: Reg on October 18, 2018, 23:04:00 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 09, 2018, 01:40:46 am
Paddington 2

Good; wonderful visual wit.  Just loses a bit of spark toward the end, but great fun overall.
That was my film of the year last year. I saw it at the cinema twice!
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Post by: Matt2112 on October 24, 2018, 18:52:09 pm
The Death Of Stalin

It's okay, the ensemble acting is great, but I think Armando Iannucci's best work is in a shorter format.
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Post by: Bez on October 25, 2018, 08:35:43 am
National Lampoon's Animal House

I heard the Kingsmen's, "Louie, Louie" the other day and its been in my head ever since. Hence the prompt to dig out Animal House.

Still funny  ;)
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Post by: captainkurtz on October 25, 2018, 09:05:10 am
Coming to the end of series one of The Ozarks on Netflix.

Very good thriller about cartel money laundering with great performances from Laura Linney and that bloke from Arrested Development...
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Post by: Bez on October 25, 2018, 11:22:50 am
That was recommended to me the other day, good to get a 2nd vote....
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Post by: captainkurtz on October 26, 2018, 18:50:54 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 25, 2018, 11:22:50 am
That was recommended to me the other day, good to get a 2nd vote....

Final episode of Season 1 was superb - couple of moments where I had to turn my face.. :-X


Season 2 got average reviews...still looking forward to starting it though...
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Post by: Matt2112 on October 27, 2018, 14:19:41 pm
Found the time to properly take in a few Jonathan Pie vids on YT.

Brilliant, a real breath of fresh air.

Some great interviews with creator Tom Walker out of character as well, including one where - fair play to him - Owen Jones gives him a decent grilling.  All highly recommended.
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Post by: Reg on October 28, 2018, 12:43:54 pm
Just discovered that Bones series 1 to 11 are on Amazon Prime, so I've started on that as I've seen the odd bit here and there and wanted to watch it from the start. They don't have series 12, but I expect they will by the time I get that far. Maybe. Who knows.

Am also up to series 3 of Scrubs, also on Amazon Prime.

Also found on AP is Andromeda. I never did get to see the final series (5), so I've started at series 1 again.

Yes I know I said I would probably drop AP, but as I've kept it, I am now making more use of it.
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Post by: Nick on November 02, 2018, 18:54:50 pm
Steven Wilson - Home invasion
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Post by: Bez on November 05, 2018, 09:06:14 am
Quote from: Nick on November 02, 2018, 18:54:50 pm
Steven Wilson - Home invasion

Thoughts, Nick?
It's going on my Christmas list  ;)
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Post by: Reg on November 06, 2018, 19:49:15 pm
Bones is great.
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Post by: döm on November 13, 2018, 22:26:20 pm
Once Brothers. A sports documentary about a couple of Yugoslav basketball players (one a Serb and the other a Croat)who end up playing in the NBA and whose friendship was destroyed by the civil war in Yugoslavia.


Think its 10 years old but highly recommended


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Brothers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Brothers)
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Post by: Matt2112 on November 14, 2018, 09:16:18 am
Finished Better Call Saul Season 1.

Very, very good, in fact I reckon I'm hooked now. Spotted a Rush 2112 poster in Ep. 10..! :)
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 14, 2018, 11:09:56 am
one more episode of season 2 of the Ozarks....bit gutted that I now have to wait a year for season 3....

Killing Eve or The Bodyguard next?
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Post by: Bez on November 16, 2018, 23:51:34 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 14, 2018, 11:09:56 am
one more episode of season 2 of the Ozarks....bit gutted that I now have to wait a year for season 3....

Killing Eve or The Bodyguard next?

Killing Eve
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Post by: Matt2112 on November 17, 2018, 14:04:36 pm
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

Technically brilliant, thematically unsettling and somewhat gruelling. Plenty to admire, if not enjoy.  It's quite Kubrickian while lacking the great man's touch of genius.
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 17, 2018, 17:42:49 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 16, 2018, 23:51:34 pm
Killing Eve

Cheers Bez


Will start that next...
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Post by: Bez on November 18, 2018, 12:03:06 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 17, 2018, 17:42:49 pm
Cheers Bez


Will start that next...

a second thought. You might want to check the relative expoiry dates on the iPlayer. They're probably both in line for Xmas boxset release!
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 18, 2018, 14:22:34 pm
Opeth - Garden of the Titans

Nice to sit down with Mrs S and watch this whilst eating our Cottage Pie :)
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Post by: Slim on November 18, 2018, 16:28:37 pm
Watched They Shall Not Grow Old; quite a stunning achievement to bring the old WW1 footage to life.

Not all the colourisation worked that well but the augmented voices of the people in the old film footage, transcribed by lip readers and dubbed on by voice actors did work well.

But the best aspect for me was the memories of the old soldiers in their own words, captured before their deaths and presented in voiceover. I really felt for the old bloke who'd shot one of his friends to put him out of his misery. They should make kids watch this in history lessons.
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 18, 2018, 16:48:00 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 18, 2018, 12:03:06 pm
a second thought. You might want to check the relative expoiry dates on the iPlayer. They're probably both in line for Xmas boxset release!

Whats that mean - all episodes are available to watch now on player - what she difference between that and ani player boxset release?
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Post by: Bez on November 18, 2018, 20:16:28 pm
Sometimes the Beeb only put stuff on the iPlayer for a limited time, then withdraw it for release as a DVD boxset...
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Post by: DavidL on November 18, 2018, 21:44:16 pm
Quote from: Slim on November 18, 2018, 16:28:37 pm

They should make kids watch this in history lessons.
I agree but of course the little darling's parents would be suing the DoE for trauma damage, so will never happen.
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Post by: DavidL on November 18, 2018, 21:55:29 pm
Back to the Future on CH4 - great film
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Post by: Matt2112 on November 25, 2018, 12:29:47 pm
Quote from: Reg on March 27, 2018, 20:31:36 pm
If you haven't seen Villeneuve's Arrival, I think you should add it to your list.



:)


Have finally seen this.  Like a two-hour thought experiment but somehow doesn't quite add up.  It's much better and much shorter than Interstellar, with which it has obvious parallels, but like Blade Runner 2049, this shows that director Denis Villeneuve has a major gift for striking images, a visual sheen and slow-burning drama, but yet again he's rather let down by big concepts and ideas ultimately being underserved.
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Post by: Bez on November 28, 2018, 00:21:03 am
Above Us Only Sky

Documentary about the making of John Lennon's "Imagine" album. Interesting stuff for a Beatles fan. The production is still rubbish though  ;)

School

Documentary series about the struggles of running a multi-academy trust in Gloucestershire. Sobering viewing

Ambulance

Documentary series about the ambulance service in the West Midlands. Shocking, but compulsive viewing... :'(
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Post by: Bez on November 29, 2018, 21:54:22 pm
Dynasties

feck it's tough being an animal.....
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 02, 2018, 19:20:08 pm
ARW at Manchester Apollo on Blu-ray. 

Trying to spot myself in the crowd shots and I think I may have, but it's in an area that's a bit shadowy.  Going right up to the screen doesn't help due to pixelation; perhaps there's a use for 4K Blu-ray after all. :)

Read a few reviews that bemoaned the addition in post-production of extra crowd noise.  Yes, it's bizarrely unnecessary and often incongruous but doesn't ruin what is a majestic performance.
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 02, 2018, 21:29:21 pm
God's Own Country

Almost like a documentary about what goes on in the lives of farmhands working in the bleak moorlands around Keighley: i.e. eff all.  The panoramic scenery is wonderful of course, but frankly it would have been quicker for me to drive there and back myself.
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Post by: Exiled Yorkie on December 08, 2018, 01:36:18 am
There is plenty to due in Keighley mate, I grew up there, for a start there is the Bus out of Halifax, lol
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Post by: Reg on December 13, 2018, 14:35:20 pm
Still working my way through Bones on Amazon. Near the end of series 5 now and over 100 episodes watched. Really really enjoying this.
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Post by: Bez on December 17, 2018, 08:21:17 am
The Deuce

Season 2 took a couple of episodes to get going, but was worth the effort. A typical David Simon production with huge amounts of interwoven storylines and every point of view covered....Top stuff
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 17, 2018, 12:29:38 pm
Sully

Suffers from actually being a bit too short and slight, giving it a TV movie feel.  Can't fail to be gripped by the subject matter, though.
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Post by: Reg on December 18, 2018, 15:52:29 pm
Half way-ish through season 6 of Bones.

2 episodes into season 1 of the quite delightful The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 19, 2018, 11:54:44 am
Better Call Saul season 2 completed.

Just superb.  Hopelessly hooked and it's keeping me up past my bed time.
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Post by: The Letter R on December 19, 2018, 14:11:01 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 19, 2018, 11:54:44 am
Better Call Saul season 2 completed.

Just superb.  Hopelessly hooked and it's keeping me up past my bed time.



Excellent series - watched them all now  - Season 4 probably the weakest though.....

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Post by: The Letter R on December 19, 2018, 14:14:06 pm
Clutching at Straws Marillion Interview - very honest review of the bands time ( by the band themselves ) between the Misplaced Childhood tour, writing, recording and touring Clutching at Straws.
All band members in the room together - you could see the burn out from some of the photos......
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 20, 2018, 14:11:57 pm
Deadpool 2

Okay, bit overlong.  Decent hit rate for the gags and the best one of all is right at the end.
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Post by: Bez on December 20, 2018, 15:40:48 pm
Ray Donovan series 6

Excellent stuff, best thing on at the moment....
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Post by: zoony on December 22, 2018, 13:57:06 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 29, 2018, 21:54:22 pm
Dynasties

feck it's tough being an animal.....



Yes, I got round to watching the first one the other week, and watched some of the penguin one this morning.
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 23, 2018, 03:27:25 am
TOTP 1986 on BBC Four

Everything downhill from here on in.
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Post by: Analog RH on December 26, 2018, 17:23:31 pm
The Sinner on Netflix. 2 seasons. Solid 7/10 would watch again.
The Innocent Man on Netflix. Making A Murderer-style "he didn't do it or did he" documentary, not as good as the aforementioned but still a decent watch.

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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 27, 2018, 23:25:12 pm
King Crimson - Meltdown

It got rid of the Sister in Law...
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Post by: Ali on January 05, 2019, 23:56:59 pm
King Crimson - Radical Action
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Post by: The Letter R on January 07, 2019, 14:23:54 pm
Half way through Luther......
They don't make cars like they used to - opening scene he smashes through a locked metal gate and only broke an indicator light...... :o ....that's old Volvos for you!!!
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Post by: Jonners on January 07, 2019, 17:43:36 pm
Les Miserables

Does what it says on the tin!!!
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 07, 2019, 21:19:09 pm
2 episodes into Season 2 of Stranger Things.

Its ok.  I fear its going to go the same way as 'Lost' and just get tedious before too long...
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Post by: Reg on January 07, 2019, 21:52:08 pm
Nearing the end of season 8 of Bones.

I think there will be some withdrawal symptoms when I get to the end of season 12.
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Post by: Bez on January 08, 2019, 09:45:35 am
Quote from: The Letter R on January 07, 2019, 14:23:54 pm
Half way through Luther......
They don't make cars like they used to - opening scene he smashes through a locked metal gate and only broke an indicator light...... :o ....that's old Volvos for you!!!

Enjoyed it. Loved Alice being back in....

Watching "Manhunt" over the past couple of evenings. Police "procedural" dramatization of the investigation into Levi Bellfield
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 08, 2019, 20:49:08 pm
Half way through Better Call Saul Season 3.

Court room showdown probably the best episode of the whole series so far; absolutely superb stuff.  Up there with Breaking Bad at its peak.

And still keeping me up way past my bed time...  ::)
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Post by: Analog RH on January 08, 2019, 21:10:41 pm

Homecoming. On Amazon Prime. Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale and Shea Whigham all excellent. Ten 30 minute episodes. Did them all in one day.


(https://www.thenewsminute.com/sites/default/files/styles/news_detail/public/homecoming_julia_roberts.jpg?itok=d6iti0vi)
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Post by: zoony on January 10, 2019, 13:50:35 pm
Just finished watching Dynasties. Was a bit disappointed with the Tiger one to be honest.
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Post by: Bez on January 10, 2019, 14:41:53 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 10, 2019, 13:50:35 pm
Just finished watching Dynasties. Was a bit disappointed with the Tiger one to be honest.

Yep, definitely the worst of the series....

Finished watching "Escape at Danemara" last night...based on a true story apparently. Worth catching for those with Sky.
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Post by: DavidL on January 12, 2019, 00:01:53 am
'On the Drums' with Stewart Copeland on BBC4 tonight. All the greats featured but absolutely no mention of Peart, even though Taylor Hawkins was asked about his favourite drummers. Chad Smith featured quite heavily and there was some jamming at Copeland's place with Sheila E and Bobbye Hall but Neil may have been working in the garden. I guess the issue with Peart is the "who?" factor. I have to admit I spent the whole hour waiting.
It was a good watch though.
Next week is 'On the Bass' with Tina Weymouth. I doubt if our favourite four-stringer will get a mention.
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 12, 2019, 00:53:28 am
Quote from: DavidL on January 12, 2019, 00:01:53 am

Next week is 'On the Bass' with Tina Weymouth. I doubt if our favourite four-stringer will get a mention.

Aye, I doubt Cronos will get a look in...
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Post by: DavidL on January 12, 2019, 09:41:34 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 12, 2019, 00:53:28 am
Aye, I doubt Cronos will get a look in...
;D ;D
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Post by: döm on January 13, 2019, 15:41:00 pm
Birdbox on Netflix. Thought it was brilliant!
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Post by: The Letter R on January 18, 2019, 09:27:01 am
Catching up on the ABC Murders....2 down 1 to go.
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Post by: Bez on January 20, 2019, 01:25:46 am
Bros: After the Screaming Stops

Unintentionally hilarious. Watch it via the iPlayer if you dare...
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 20, 2019, 10:23:47 am
Better Call Saul - all done. :)
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Post by: Nick on January 20, 2019, 20:51:04 pm
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened', Netflix. The story of what was going to be one of the most exclusive festivals ever, but turned out to be one of the worst organised events ever. You have to watch it to believe it.
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Post by: Matt2112 on January 30, 2019, 14:05:15 pm
Solo: A Star Wars Story

It's okay; entertaining enough, but a tad over-long and more DC-quality than Marvel.
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Post by: Bisto on January 30, 2019, 20:46:29 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 30, 2019, 14:05:15 pm
Solo: A Star Wars Story

It's okay; entertaining enough, but a tad over-long and more DC-quality than Marvel.



Difficult film to pitch but all too predictably they went for the cash grab, PG audiencew. It was too frothy and lightweight and not nearly darkd and gritty enough; ultimately it adds nothing of value to the franchise imho. Would have been more interesting done in a flash back style, pre A New Hope and post the Return of the Jedi but getting CF and HF on board for that would have been 'challenging' to say the least
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Post by: Bez on January 31, 2019, 00:07:41 am
The BBC Inside Europe documentary....

Cameron really needs a kick in the 'nads....
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Post by: pdw1 on January 31, 2019, 19:13:25 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 31, 2019, 00:07:41 am
The BBC Inside Europe documentary....

Cameron really needs a kick in the 'nads....
only one?  >:(
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 02, 2019, 02:48:14 am
TOTP 1987 on BBC Four

There was a fad for "oldies" at the time, being reinvigorated by movies and such; Stand By Me was #1 and similar was dominating the top 10: Jackie Wilson, Percy Sledge et al.

Clearly, folk were sentimentally wallowing in retro nostalgia when they should have been cherishing the halcyon days of the 80s instead.
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Post by: captainkurtz on February 02, 2019, 11:31:33 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 02, 2019, 02:48:14 am
TOTP 1987 on BBC Four

There was a fad for "oldies" at the time, being reinvigorated by movies and such; Stand By Me was #1 and similar was dominating the top 10: Jackie Wilson, Percy Sledge et al.

Clearly, folk were sentimentally wallowing in retro nostalgia when they should have been cherishing the halcyon days of the 80s instead.

I remember that time.  Those songs seemed ancient to me as a teenager.  Odd to think that todays equivalent would be something like 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' or something....makes you feel really old.  :-\
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Post by: döm on February 02, 2019, 15:37:33 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 02, 2019, 02:48:14 am
TOTP 1987 on BBC Four

There was a fad for "oldies" at the time, being reinvigorated by movies and such; Stand By Me was #1 and similar was dominating the top 10: Jackie Wilson, Percy Sledge et al.

Clearly, folk were sentimentally wallowing in retro nostalgia when they should have been cherishing the halcyon days of the 80s instead.



Was watching that too. Surprised by how many of those songs I didn't know! Then I remembered I was at Grenoble University at the time. I hadn't heard the Erasure or Aha song until now. Don't think I missed much!
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 03, 2019, 00:38:12 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 02, 2019, 02:48:14 am
TOTP 1987 on BBC Four

There was a fad for "oldies" at the time, being reinvigorated by movies and such; Stand By Me was #1 and similar was dominating the top 10: Jackie Wilson, Percy Sledge et al.

Clearly, folk were sentimentally wallowing in retro nostalgia when they should have been cherishing the halcyon days of the 80s instead.

Whenever Mrs S catches one of these, she says how glad she is that she was a teenager in the 70s as the music on TOTP 1987 is so shite :)


All hail Man 2 Man meets Alf Parrish though, just so Boystown!
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Post by: Nick on February 03, 2019, 15:31:26 pm
Russian Doll on Netflix, dark comedy with some great acting from the female lead Natasha Lyonne. Binged all 8 episodes.
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 05, 2019, 11:20:08 am
Prisoners

Working (very slowly) through Denis Villeneuve's filmography and, after being underwhelmed by Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival, I'd put this up with Sicario as one of the best of his I've seen so far - this is very good indeed; very long and slow-burning at 153 minutes but it's riveting and intense throughout and well worth the time.
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 06, 2019, 08:59:34 am
Red Sparrow

Utter. Sh!te.

Avoid.
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Post by: Bez on February 06, 2019, 09:25:18 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 06, 2019, 08:59:34 am
Red Sparrow

Utter. Sh!te.

Avoid.


Managed the first 10 minutes....absolutely agree....avoid at all costs unless you need to perv over Jennifer Lawrence....
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Post by: Nick on February 06, 2019, 16:53:49 pm
Also managed 10 mins of Red sparrow.
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Post by: Jonners on February 07, 2019, 12:14:06 pm
Quote from: Bez on February 06, 2019, 09:25:18 am
Managed the first 10 minutes....absolutely agree....avoid at all costs unless you need to perv over Jennifer Lawrence....



Tell you what though, she does get naked. a lot!
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Post by: Blastzone on February 07, 2019, 23:07:17 pm
Shetland . 3rd series .Excellent ,particularly with James Cosmo playing the Glasgow Hard man
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Post by: Reg on February 07, 2019, 23:28:02 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 06, 2019, 08:59:34 am
Red Sparrow

Utter. Sh!te.

Avoid.
I've got Cineworld Unlimited. I still avoided it!
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Post by: Ali on February 09, 2019, 22:31:28 pm
R30 (Blu-ray)
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Post by: Bisto on February 10, 2019, 11:28:09 am
Star Trek Discovery .... Simply brilliant!
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Post by: Bez on February 11, 2019, 00:17:26 am
Mayans MC

Spin off from the excellent Sons of Anarchy.

Acting is woeful and the storyline isn't as engaging...but still good fun.

All episodes available on the BBC iPlayer

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Post by: Bisto on February 11, 2019, 01:13:40 am
Quote from: Bez on February 11, 2019, 00:17:26 am
Mayans MC

Spin off from the excellent Sons of Anarchy.

Acting is woeful and the storyline isn't as engaging



Agreed, quit it.
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Post by: döm on February 11, 2019, 16:25:24 pm
Quote from: Nick on February 03, 2019, 15:31:26 pm
Russian Doll on Netflix, dark comedy with some great acting from the female lead Natasha Lyonne. Binged all 8 episodes.

Not really warmed to this after 2 episodes.  Does it get better or does it carry on in much the same vein?
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Post by: Nick on February 11, 2019, 19:18:39 pm
Quote from: döm on February 11, 2019, 16:25:24 pm
Not really warmed to this after 2 episodes.  Does it get better or does it carry on in much the same vein?



Fairly similar..may just be a personal taste thing.
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Post by: döm on February 11, 2019, 19:26:46 pm
Quote from: Nick on February 11, 2019, 19:18:39 pm

Fairly similar..may just be a personal taste thing.



Thanks...may give it another couple of episodes...
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Post by: Gary L. Grape on February 12, 2019, 08:43:12 am
Watched The Limehouse Golem on Netflix last night together with my wife, I rather enjoyed it.
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Post by: Reg on February 12, 2019, 22:20:24 pm
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons - Original series Bluray.
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 14, 2019, 12:38:23 pm
Sicario 2: Soldado

It's okay - inevitably inferior to the Denis Villeneuve-helmed original, but still it's solid fare with the promise of (possibly a lot) more to come a fairly exciting prospect.
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Post by: Bez on February 14, 2019, 12:58:07 pm
Lone Survivor

2013 film that was shown on Film 4 a week or so back as part of their war films season....

A remarkable (true) story
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Post by: Ali on February 16, 2019, 21:40:36 pm
Quote from: Reg on February 12, 2019, 22:20:24 pm
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons - Original series Bluray.



Reg, I still have a thing for Destiny Angel 😁
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Post by: Ali on February 16, 2019, 21:42:21 pm
Rammstein - Paris (DVD)
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Post by: DavidL on February 16, 2019, 22:05:15 pm
Quote from: Ali on February 16, 2019, 21:40:36 pm

Reg, I still have a thing for Destiny Angel 😁
I'd have trouble choosing, they were all crackers. I' like to debrief them after a mission in a quiet side room on Cloudbase.
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Post by: Ali on February 17, 2019, 00:34:14 am
Quote from: DavidL on February 16, 2019, 22:05:15 pm
I'd have trouble choosing, they were all crackers. I' like to debrief them after a mission in a quiet side room on Cloudbase.



You're not wrong there David - but Destiny was always the one pour moi
(according to the Haynes Captain Scarlet Spectrum Agents' Manual she was French 😉).


In fact, I dare say the Angels were my introduction to a lifelong obsession with women in uniform! 😂
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Post by: pdw1 on February 17, 2019, 18:52:36 pm
Trouble - Live In Stockholm    8)
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Post by: captainkurtz on February 18, 2019, 09:02:03 am
Bird Box

It's ok.  Sandra Bullock is still lovely.
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Post by: Bisto on February 18, 2019, 12:03:37 pm
Polar (a Netflix film)

Adapted from the Victor Santos graphic novel Polar: came from the cold. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund

Given the casting of the brilliant Mads Mikkelsenas the world weary, psychologically damaged but indestructible hitman, Visla Duncan (aka"the Black Kaiser"), a top, company salaried, assassin, who is just two weeks away from his 50th birthday and enforced retirement.Polar
  couldshould have been a decent, and more reflective, lower profile ''John Wick/Equalizer' style film....but it's actually just a frustrating mix of Tarantinoesque gratuitous hyper gore, unsuccessful black and shtick humour and some elements of a stylised graphic novel treatment mashed up with the far superior slow burning, brooding Mikkelson scenes, the tone of which should have been employed far more throughout the film; instead it comes across as an awful cut and shut job that were it not for Mikkelsen's involcement would have confirmed its straight to (the £poundshop) dvd release.status.

Even Mikkelsen ando some genuinely stomach churning scenes of gory violence can redeem this film, which features a largely vapid script, throwaway minor characters and an awful, OTT, scenery chewing, pantomime worthy, way past its sell by date hammy performance from Matt Lucas (of 'Little Brittain' fame) as the Black Kaiser's, slimy, malevolent, psychotic, treacherous boss; who, in order to save his corporation money has his up and coming hitmen dispose of all their more experienced counterparts before they can retire on lucrative company pensions.It's almost like two films cut and shut together. I can only assume that Mikkelsen isnt too picky and was handsomely rewarded for his wasted efforts.
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Post by: Reg on February 19, 2019, 20:34:27 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 18, 2019, 09:02:03 am
Bird Box

It's ok.  Sandra Bullock is still lovely.
I last saw her in Ocean's 8. I agree with your sentiments  :)
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Post by: Matt2112 on February 28, 2019, 17:02:41 pm
The Satanic Verses: 30 Years On

BBC Asian Network presenter Mobeen Azhar with a generally measured evaluation of the impact of Rushdie's infamous book - then and now.  Well worth a look, if only for the incident involving Azhar in Bradford's Centenary Square toward the end, which shows that, while legislation has moved forward with the times (the total abolition of "blasphemy" laws, for example), apparently little has changed on the ground for those who demand special exemptions for hurt feelings.   





 
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Post by: Bez on March 03, 2019, 19:49:49 pm
True Detective


Season 3 of the excellent slow burner. Loving this.
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Post by: Bez on March 05, 2019, 12:49:46 pm
Quote from: Bez on March 03, 2019, 19:49:49 pm
True Detective


Season 3 of the excellent slow burner. Loving this.


Finished, great apart from the last episode (which I'd worked out....)
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Post by: Bez on March 07, 2019, 14:54:10 pm
Googlebox

Genius idea (filming people watching telly) and genuinely laugh out loud funny in places....

Why have I never seen this before  ;D
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 09, 2019, 13:36:38 pm
Incendies

Still working my way through Denis Villeneuve's filmography (thanks, Reg :) )  and I'd urge anyone and everyone to clear two hours or so in their schedule to immerse themselves in this one.

What a stunning film.  I've rarely if ever seen a film so powerful, harrowing and affecting that's suffused with such poetry and humanism.  Horrible yet somehow beautiful.  Heartbreaking but with a prevailing hope.

The sort of film that sticks in the mind long after seeing it.

I have Enemy yet to see, but in the light of seeing Incendies I feel I need to revisit the others I have seen.

It's got right under my skin.
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Post by: Bez on March 10, 2019, 13:46:39 pm
After Life


Ricky Gervais comedy that is a Netflix original. Lots if the outside scenes are filmed in my home town if Hemel Hemostead, but it's worth watching regardless.... ;D


"Paedo"
"I'm not a paedo, but if I was, you'd be safe you tubby ginger c***"
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Post by: döm on March 10, 2019, 16:03:36 pm
Quote from: Bez on March 10, 2019, 13:46:39 pm
After Life


Ricky Gervais comedy that is a Netflix original. Lots if the outside scenes are filmed in my home town if Hemel Hemostead, but it's worth watching regardless.... ;D


"Paedo"
"I'm not a paedo, but if I was, you'd be safe you tubby ginger c***"



Caught the first 3 last night. Very enjoyable. Humour but addresses serious issues too.
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Post by: Bez on March 11, 2019, 08:13:46 am
Quote from: döm on March 10, 2019, 16:03:36 pm

Caught the first 3 last night. Very enjoyable. Humour but addresses serious issues too.


Writing is spot on....he can be an annoying twat sometimes, but this is very clever...
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 11, 2019, 08:55:41 am
I've plenty of time for Gervais so will prioritise this.
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Post by: Bez on March 12, 2019, 18:27:16 pm
Das Boot


Sequel to the excellent Germna original from the early 80s. Not the same impact or claustrophobic feel, but watchable enough. Running at around. 7/10 so far....
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Post by: Slim on March 13, 2019, 00:10:04 am
Watched the first Jack Reacher film. I liked it. Tom Cruise is really good in this - he doesn't just do the super cool tough guy movie star persona, he acts properly.

Seems to be inspired quite a bit by 24 - although it's based on a novel from 2005. But Reacher is in exactly the same mould as Bauer; driven, determined and invincible in unarmed combat. I liked the first 80 minutes or so a lot - clever film. But the last half hour is pretty much exactly the same as the climax of every other 24 episode. Fun but very predictable.

Very good performances from Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo, who put in impeccable American accents. Nice to see Robert Duvall, as well.

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Post by: Bez on March 13, 2019, 12:34:33 pm
Free Solo

Award winning documentary about a rock climber who climbs El Capitan in the USA without any safety equipment.

He's a bit of a twat, but its a riveting watch with stunning photography...
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Post by: Straight Shooter on March 14, 2019, 00:36:02 am
Cheap Trick on Live From Daryl's House  8)
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Post by: Reg on March 18, 2019, 15:06:25 pm
Having finished all 12 seasons of "Bones" on Amazon Prime, I then spotted 7 seasons of "Burn Notice" which I thought would do nicely for my next box set watch through. I've enjoyed the odd episode I've seen in the past.
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Post by: Nick on March 18, 2019, 19:27:37 pm
Quote from: Bez on March 13, 2019, 12:34:33 pm
Free Solo

Award winning documentary about a rock climber who climbs El Capitan in the USA without any safety equipment.

He's a bit of a twat, but its a riveting watch with stunning photography...



Couldn't do that hanging tent stuff. Morning ablutions must be tricky.
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Post by: pdw1 on March 18, 2019, 20:31:58 pm
Sink The Bismark
the old 50s British film.
You couldn't get more stiff upper lips if you spilt super glue in their gin.
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Post by: DavidL on March 18, 2019, 21:09:10 pm
Quote from: Nick on March 18, 2019, 19:27:37 pm

Couldn't do that hanging tent stuff. Morning ablutions must be tricky.
I imagine it could be someone else's problem rather than 'your's'
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Post by: Bez on March 20, 2019, 09:19:52 am
Cheat

Run of the mill ITV "thriller" 6/10
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 20, 2019, 14:45:39 pm
Quote from: Bez on March 10, 2019, 13:46:39 pm
After Life


Ricky Gervais comedy that is a Netflix original. Lots if the outside scenes are filmed in my home town if Hemel Hemostead, but it's worth watching regardless.... ;D


"Paedo"
"I'm not a paedo, but if I was, you'd be safe you tubby ginger c***"



Two episodes in - it's superb.  Heartbreaking pathos and barbed humour that's perfectly judged.  I'm choking back tears in one scene then laughing heartily the next, then often both simultaneously.  Pretty extraordinary stuff.
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Post by: captainkurtz on March 24, 2019, 10:29:25 am
I seem to be alone in thinking After Life was just totally average - stereotypical Gervais writing/production, minor variations on characters that are peppered throughout his TV shows, heavy-handed with the shows premise.  I liked the dog, though.

The Office and Extras were utter genius - everything after that he been completely average, imo.

Anyway, watched The Dirt on Netflix.  A bit Channel 5, but enjoyable enough.  Confirmed my suspicions, though - they were all total dicks, apart from Mick Mars.  Funny band, Motley Crue - a very long and successful career on the back of 2 very good records (Girls and Dr Feelgood) and quite a few very average ones....
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Post by: Matt2112 on March 24, 2019, 10:42:52 am
Ready Player One

Watched in 3D cos I have an old telly. ;)

Quite good, lots of fun, bonus points for the 2112 poster and t-shirt (the former appears at 2:01:18...so close).

Suffers slightly from the second hour being weaker than than the first, but solid popcorn fodder overall.
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Post by: The Letter R on March 26, 2019, 08:50:31 am
Fleabag series 2, up to episode 3, even better than series 1 so far in my opinion.
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Post by: Bez on March 29, 2019, 11:48:03 am
Tin Star, season 2. Developing nicely. I'll finish tonight while Mrs Bez is out

Star Trek Discovery, S2. It's a bit up its own arse, but as a life long Trekkie I'll see it through

The Yorkshire Ripper Files - BBC4. 3 part documentary investigating the case, the police handling and the trial. Interesting stuff., especially having lived through and been acutely aware of the case at the time...

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Post by: Matt2112 on March 29, 2019, 12:27:20 pm
Quote from: Bez on March 29, 2019, 11:48:03 amThe Yorkshire Ripper Files - BBC4. 3 part documentary investigating the case, the police handling and the trial. Interesting stuff., especially having lived through and been acutely aware of the case at the time...



Wasn't aware of this, I'll add it to the list.  Even at my young age at the time, I remember the sense of fear around the area was palpable.  There was a good ITV dramatisation wasn't there of this case from the point of view of George Oldfield who led the inquiry called This Is Personal, with Alun Armstrong superb in the lead role, which I'd recommend investigating (pardon the pun).
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Post by: Matt2112 on April 03, 2019, 11:24:28 am
Hereditary

Good - slightly let down by its bizarre ending; nothing wrong with the "bizarre" aspect per se, it just didn't seem to work as effectively as it could have.

However, the main performances are superb, particularly Toni Collette and an exceptional "creepy child" in Milly Shaprio.  Writer/director Ari Aster is definitely a name to watch, too; excellent disorientating camera work and tends toward unsettling eerieness rather than jump-scares - though he's more than adept at both.

Worth seeing. 
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Post by: Reg on April 03, 2019, 14:14:33 pm
Burn Notice on Amazon Prime. Nearing the end of season 2 now. I'm quite enjoying it - and great to see Bruce Campbell as always.
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Post by: Phil on April 09, 2019, 14:08:27 pm

Have finished The Expanse on Prime - Read the books years ago blah blah blah.....enjoyed it.

Started American Gods...one episode in...wish me luck.
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Post by: döm on April 09, 2019, 14:36:55 pm
A bit behind I realise but caught the first ever episode of Game of Thrones last night. Haven't heard a bad thing about it so I'm looking forward to the ride.
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Post by: Bez on April 10, 2019, 00:20:02 am
Icarus (on Netflix)

Documentary that starts as an experiment into the effectiveness of drug taking in sport and develops into an international story....recommended
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: döm on April 10, 2019, 00:28:33 am
Quote from: Bez on April 10, 2019, 00:20:02 am
Icarus (on Netflix)

Documentary that starts as an experiment into the effectiveness of drug taking in sport and develops into an international story....recommended



Saw that a while back. Brilliant!
Title: Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
Post by: Reg on April 19, 2019, 12:59:59 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 24, 2019, 10:42:52 am
Ready Player One

Watched in 3D cos I have an old telly. ;)

Quite good, lots of fun, bonus points for the 2112 poster and t-shirt (the former appears at 2:01:18...so close).

Suffers slightly from the second hour being weaker than than the first, but solid popcorn fodder overall.




Hi Matt. I don't know if you do much in the way of reading, but I can highly recommend the book. It is more rewarding than the film and there is so much more in the way of pop culture references - and Rush, in particular 2112, pay a much bigger part in the book than in the film.


I found the film quite jarring when I first saw it given my high expectations, and was quite put out by how far it had strayed from the source material. But time and another couple of watches of it (including a 2nd cinema viewing) has allowed me to enjoy the film on its own merits without comparing to the book. A bit like The Bourne Identity - the book, and Matt Damon's film are 2 completely different stories, but both are equally enjoyable although I prefer the film in this instance.


Anyway - a number of t-n-m-s peeps have read the book due in the main to the Rush references, and whilst I can't speak for everyone, I think the responses were pretty universally positive.
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Post by: Matt2112 on April 19, 2019, 13:21:02 pm
Cheers Reg; have very little time for reading nowadays unfortunately - other than with the little un of course!  :)
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Post by: Matt2112 on April 19, 2019, 19:55:47 pm
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Watched in (pointless) 3D.  Dumb, box-ticking popcorn fodder; time to call it a day now for this franchise I reckon.  Not happening any time soon, of course.



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Post by: Matt2112 on April 25, 2019, 15:44:24 pm
A Quiet Place

Not as good as the reviews at the time made out.  Great concept, and has its moments, but serious apparent plot holes - especially early on - undermined any tension for me.  It will have its admirers, so I wouldn't discourage anyone from seeing it; I was just left a tad underwhelmed.

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Post by: Matt2112 on May 02, 2019, 13:29:50 pm
Bad Times At The El Royale

Stylish, starts off promisingly, but uses up all its good ideas quickly and slowly (very slowly!) descends into a poor man's Pulp Fiction.
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Post by: Bez on May 03, 2019, 01:26:14 am
Bodies


Written by Jed Mercurio of Line of Duty fame, based on his novel of the same name and set in a maternity unit. Graphic stuff, but worth catching on iPlayer.
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Post by: döm on May 03, 2019, 14:23:37 pm
Quote from: Bez on May 03, 2019, 01:26:14 am
Bodies


Written by Jed Mercurio of Line of Duty fame, based on his novel of the same name and set in a maternity unit. Graphic stuff, but worth catching on iPlayer.
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I saw that when it came out 10 or more years ago I think.  Does it have Keith Allen in it?  Really enjoyed it at the time if it's the same show!
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Post by: Bez on May 04, 2019, 09:08:27 am
Yep,same show.....2004 though, Dom!
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Post by: Reg on May 04, 2019, 21:36:58 pm
John Wick Chapter 2 on Amazon Prime.

Getting ready for Chapter 3 which is out soon in t'cinema.
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Post by: döm on May 06, 2019, 02:26:29 am
Quote from: Bez on May 04, 2019, 09:08:27 am
Yep,same show.....2004 though, Dom!



Geez 15 years, unbelievable!
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Post by: Bez on May 10, 2019, 12:37:21 pm
Quote from: döm on May 06, 2019, 02:26:29 am

Geez 15 years, unbelievable!


Keith Allen has the best lines in a drama, ever!

So far he's gone through the whole list of the Viz Profanisaurus when describing female genitalia. 
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Post by: döm on May 10, 2019, 13:51:30 pm
His character was brilliant.  The lad who plays Ricky Gervais's manager in The Office is in it too I think?
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Post by: pdw1 on May 12, 2019, 00:42:39 am
2001
Long time since I have watched this. Still an incredible film (except for the men dressed up as monkeys at the beginning which hasn't dated well and is just a bit silly)
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Post by: Matt2112 on May 26, 2019, 12:34:31 pm
Borderless

Documentary about the migrant crisis by Lauren Southern.  She's often smeared as "far right" by the mainstream media and her film has been apparently "soft-censored" by Youtube.

So I was half-expecting a partisan "they're taking all our jobs" polemical, paranoid rant, however it's nothing like that at all.

She spent months on the ground making this and all the interviews and interactions seem authentic.

Whatever you think of Southern (she's generally far too conservative for my liking) her film is a surprisingly measured and fresh perspective from inside the crisis that avoids making judgements and mostly lets those caught up in it all speak for themselves.

Far left virtue-signallers would do well to take a look.
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Post by: Nick on May 26, 2019, 16:03:43 pm
A Vlogger - a new phenomenon for me but i stumbled across this guy on youtube and have really enjoyed his vlogs from Belarus/India/Moldova. Seems to be fluent in a number of languages as well as being knowledgeable and affable.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxDZs_ltFFvn0FDHT6kmoXA/featured
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Post by: Matt2112 on May 26, 2019, 16:48:18 pm
A Star Is Born

The latest one with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. 

Quite good.
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Post by: Bez on June 06, 2019, 00:41:23 am
Deadwood

TV movie set 10 years after season 3 finished unexpectedly. There was always talk of a movie and to be honest I never expected it to come to fruition.

A fitting send off for one of the "c***yest" TV shows ever. Fantastic last line.
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Post by: Nick on June 06, 2019, 14:57:30 pm
Black Mirror new series
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Post by: Nick on June 07, 2019, 12:45:42 pm
Quote from: Nick on June 06, 2019, 14:57:30 pmBlack Mirror new series
Very unimpressed, looks like its one series too far.
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Post by: Reg on June 07, 2019, 20:53:23 pm
Warming up for Muse tomorrow night by dipping in to the Rome BluRay (which is rather good by the way).
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Post by: Matt2112 on June 13, 2019, 15:03:54 pm
Enemy

Still working very gradually through Denis Villeneuve's filmography (on the strength of a recommendation from Reg from what seems ages ago now), and with this I've covered his (relatively) mainstream output; just the early, obscure, pre-breakthrough ones to seek out now.

This is probably his strangest film, a slow-burning psychological thriller with the excellent Jake Gyllenhaal seemingly trying to repair his marriage while going through a kind of neurotic breakdown in which he appears to have discovered he has a doppelganger.

It's absorbing for most of its running time but the ending seems abrupt and isn't quite the gut-punch parting shot it might have been.

Still, along the way there's plenty of very accomplished Lynchian "beats"  - which is the sort of thing that's right up my alley - and overall it's yet more evidence that Villeneuve is one of the most formidably talented directors working today.
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Post by: döm on June 13, 2019, 15:43:17 pm
Years and Years.  Russell T. Davies' latest.

Following the lives of a Manchester family over the next few years.  it soon becomes a dystopian future with Europe in flames, where the US drops a nuclear bomb on Chinese land, and where the UK's pm is a Katie Hopkins type (played by Emma Thompson).  Imagines that the future of IT  involves its ever closer integration with human bodies.  A little far-fetched at times but just leaves it believable enough to keep me watching
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Post by: Matt2112 on June 26, 2019, 09:06:35 am
BlacKkKlansman

Very good - entertaining and poignant; highly recommended.
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Post by: Bez on July 12, 2019, 00:33:54 am
Ozark

Terrific stuff. I really enjoyed it from beginning to end...season 3 due this year. Recommended
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Post by: captainkurtz on July 12, 2019, 17:29:21 pm
Quote from: Bez on July 12, 2019, 00:33:54 amOzark

Terrific stuff. I really enjoyed it from beginning to end...season 3 due this year. Recommended
Yeah, loved that.

struggling through season 3 of Stranger Things.  Can't seem to get more than 15 mins in before falling asleep.  Can't really remember seasons 1 and 2 much either, which doesn't help.
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Post by: Reg on July 13, 2019, 21:07:59 pm
I'm working my way through the last season of Burn Notice but took a little break to watch a film on Amazon Prime I've had on my watch list for a while: 

Infinity Chamber

It has flaws, but generally is a highly enjoyable science fiction mess-with-your-head type film. A bit like Moon. In fact there is a big similarity with that film in that the principal interaction is between an AI and a man. In this case the man is a prisoner.

I will not spoil it for anyone, but I quite enjoyed this low budget flick.

And now I'm a couple of episodes into Amazon's Good Omens, which is I have decided I like. Immensely!
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Post by: Nick on July 14, 2019, 09:09:56 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on July 12, 2019, 17:29:21 pmstruggling through season 3 of Stranger Things.  Can't seem to get more than 15 mins in before falling asleep.  Can't really remember seasons 1 and 2 much either, which doesn't help.
Very much enjoyed season 3 of stranger things, thought it was a great romp and the acting from the kids was excellent. Much better than season 2.
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Post by: zoony on July 15, 2019, 16:47:18 pm
JAWS.
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Post by: The Letter R on July 17, 2019, 09:04:07 am
Just started Season 1 of Stranger Things after finishing the excellent Killing Eve. Surely if there was to be a female Bond in the near future Jodie Comer is first choice for the role!
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Post by: Matt2112 on July 19, 2019, 09:15:50 am
First Man

Quite good.
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Post by: Matt2112 on July 22, 2019, 15:21:34 pm
Apostasy

Small, low-budget, understated British drama about a family of Jehova's Witnesses - one of whom is anaemic.  It has the story line and feel of a soap opera somewhat; still, it's adeptly and sensitively done all round and worth a look.
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Post by: Matt2112 on August 21, 2019, 12:55:06 pm
Nocturnal Animals

Interesting one, this.  A kind of American arthouse neo-noir psychological thriller with a real sting in its tale.  It's quite dense and discombobulating, but technically it's brilliantly done.  The cast is top notch, headlined with usual class by Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, but it's the utterly superb performances by the (deservedly multi-award-nominated) supporting players Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson that stick in the mind.

Fortunately, the slightly enigmatic proceedings are explained nicely in a blu-ray extra by director/writer/producer Tom Ford, which demands a second viewing of this film in maybe the same way that the likes of The Usual Suspects does.  Recommended, but it asks for an investment from the viewer - no bad thing at all, of course.


The Post

Takes a fair while to get going, but once it clicks into gear it's a decent watch.  While there are characteristically wonderful little grace notes from the genius of director Steven Spielberg, this is certainly one of his less notable works, and I thought the screenplay - particularly the dialogue - could have been written with quite a bit more spark.
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Post by: döm on August 21, 2019, 13:11:21 pm
I caught the BBC documentary "The Killing of Mountbatten"  the other night.

It was excellent - all the contributors were so candid about their motives, feelings and reactions - well worth a watch
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Post by: DavidL on August 21, 2019, 15:19:34 pm
Fighter Pilot - The real Top Gun. New ITV series following trainee fast jet pilots. Set partly at RAF Valley with a group making the transition to fast jets (Hawks) and partly in the US with experienced pilots learning to fly the new F-35 Lightning.
Good stuff
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Post by: Bez on August 21, 2019, 15:25:46 pm
Quote from: döm on August 21, 2019, 13:11:21 pmI caught the BBC documentary "The Killing of Mountbatten"  the other night.

It was excellent - all the contributors were so candid about their motives, feelings and reactions - well worth a watch
Caught up with that over lunch today (one of the many benefits of working largely from home....)

Well put together and non-judgemental
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Post by: captainkurtz on August 22, 2019, 11:07:49 am
Magnolia

Hadn't seen this in years.  For me, one of the most outstanding films ever, amazing performances throughout, particularly from, surprisingly, Tom Cruise...
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Post by: Matt2112 on August 22, 2019, 11:23:35 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 22, 2019, 11:07:49 amMagnolia

Hadn't seen this in years.  For me, one of the most outstanding films ever, amazing performances throughout, particularly from, surprisingly, Tom Cruise...
I remember being underwhelmed by it at the time, but yes, Cruise is the best thing in it.  I probably need to re-appraise this, it really has been ages.
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Post by: Bez on August 26, 2019, 12:25:13 pm
BBC documentary about Mad Cow disease....

A chilling final 10 mins when they were explaining that human genetics may mean that the incubation period for those infected may be up to 50 years....still no test for carriers and still no cure :-X
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Post by: DavidL on August 30, 2019, 23:10:51 pm
The Fort. Documentary following Fort William FC last season. Dubbed 'the worst team in Britain' they languish at the bottom of the Highland League and regularly suffer double-figure tonkings. However, their hopeless efforts have gained them fans worldwide.
Reminded me of my time playing in our local league for an equally hapless side.
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Post by: Matt2112 on September 03, 2019, 00:54:27 am
First Reformed

Ethan Hawke is good as a priest going through a slow-motion meltdown in a film written and directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull).

Brooding, meaningful and atmospheric but maybe not quite as impactful as I expected.
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Post by: Ali on September 07, 2019, 01:47:48 am
Spock's Beard - the X Tour Live
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Post by: Matt2112 on September 12, 2019, 14:01:15 pm
Call Me By Your Name

First thing folks - avoid this.

An "arty" film that is a darling of high-brow critics who like to think they've found profundity where there is actually none.

This rite-of-passage tale is long, very slow, hugely underwhelming and a classic case the Emperor's New Clothes.  There are films where things unsaid or unstated can be deeply effective and affective, where long, brooding silences and absences of obvious motivations and can be felt in your bones. 

This film tries exactly that; however, it's drowned in its own portentousness and the result is only bathos.
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Post by: The Letter R on September 20, 2019, 14:38:45 pm
The Dirt  - no need for reviews - I think most people here know its subject matter - some very dodgy "English accents" though.....