What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17

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Gary L. Grape

Watched The Limehouse Golem on Netflix last night together with my wife, I rather enjoyed it.

Reg

Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons - Original series Bluray.
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

Matt2112

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.
The keys to happiness

Bez

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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Ali

Quote from: Reg on February 12, 2019, 21:20:24 pm
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons - Original series Bluray.



Reg, I still have a thing for Destiny Angel 😁
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Ali

February 16, 2019, 20:42:21 pm #1745 Last Edit: February 16, 2019, 23:24:05 pm by Ali
Rammstein - Paris (DVD)
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DavidL

Quote from: Ali on February 16, 2019, 20:40:36 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.

Ali

Quote from: DavidL on February 16, 2019, 21:05:15 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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pdw1

Better drowned than duffers if not duffers wont drown

captainkurtz

Bird Box

It's ok.  Sandra Bullock is still lovely.
Anger is a gift.

Bisto

February 18, 2019, 11:03:37 am #1750 Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 11:29:55 am by Bisto
Polar (a Netflix film)

Adapted from the Victor Santos graphic novel Polar: came from the cold. Directed by Jonas √Ökerlund

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.
No good deed goes unpunished!

No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.

Reg

Quote from: captainkurtz on February 18, 2019, 08:02:03 am
Bird Box

It's ok.  Sandra Bullock is still lovely.
I last saw her in Ocean's 8. I agree with your sentiments  :)
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

Matt2112

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.   





 
The keys to happiness

Bez

True Detective


Season 3 of the excellent slow burner. Loving this.
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Bez

Quote from: Bez on March 03, 2019, 18:49:49 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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