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Any good films to watch?

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Any good films to watch?

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Postby Snorvey » August 31st, 2019, 6:52 pm

I'm looking for a movie rec. Everything I seem to see on Sky or Amazon is bloody superhero crap.

Anything considered. I trust you.

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby ReformedCharacter » August 31st, 2019, 6:58 pm

If you have access to Amazon films then I recommend The Death of Stalin.

RC

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby SalvorHardin » August 31st, 2019, 7:28 pm

Amazon Prime has "Black Dynamite", a spoof / homage of the Blaxploitation films of the 1970s.

Black Dynamite, ex-CIA, is a Vietnam Veteran, Pimp, Black Power Revolutionary, Sex Machine and Kung Fu Master who is fighting against "The Man". The man killed his brother and is flooding the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor whilst getting the orphans hooked on smack.

We watched it at our film night a few weeks ago. Everyone loved it. So much so we watched it again the next week. Continuity errors, deliberate bad acting, ridiculously large hairdos, big guns, big cars, big suits and Kung Fu fighting. With Nunchucks.

Trailer

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=96Y24a0cyCE

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby PhaseThree » August 31st, 2019, 7:59 pm

If you can find it "The Lives of Others" is one of my all time favorites - Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources are worth a (re)viewing if you've not seen them for a while, along with Amelie and Betty Blue/37°2 le matin

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby nimnarb » August 31st, 2019, 8:13 pm

The Florida Project. Excellent. 9/10.

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby Snorvey » August 31st, 2019, 10:53 pm

The first two watched. Pretty good. A little quirky (especially Black Dynamite), but an excellent way to see in a Saturday night.

Thanks

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby doug2500 » September 1st, 2019, 1:50 pm

A little out of the ordinary, and less lightly to be seen through normal channels is Black Book, a Dutch WWII film. Very good.

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby tea42 » September 1st, 2019, 2:17 pm

Oh brother! On Sky @ 16.10 tomorrow https://youtu.be/kID9iXY5Nuk

My alltime favourite film with a great soundtrack

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby tea42 » September 1st, 2019, 2:33 pm

Mars Attacks....my second favourite film. On Netflix, or £3.49 on Google etc...

Cant we just.....get along......., the President shakes Martians hand and then gets skewered

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby tea42 » September 1st, 2019, 2:52 pm

Metropolis from 1927 , free on Youtube https://youtu.be/5CvJAvNTSsw

Chaplin....Modern Times, the Great Dictator etc

Any other Cohen Brothers films. The Ballard of Buster Scruggs (Netflix) is a recent masterpiece

Burn after reading.

Fargo series on Netflix

Breaking bad

Yes, there is so much crap out there.

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby monabri » September 1st, 2019, 6:14 pm

Snorvey wrote:I'm looking for a movie rec. Everything I seem to see on Sky or Amazon is bloody superhero crap.

Anything considered. I trust you.


Amazon prime -"The Boys"..which is an anti-superhero series..black humour & revenge
Breaking Bad ..previously mentioned ( binge watched !)..followed by binge watching of "Better call Saul"
Unbroken ( WW2 , Olympic athlete, directed by Angelina Jolie)
The Big Short ( nothing to do with Carillion!)
Lord of War ( Nicholas Cage..arms dealer)
The Green Mile (Tom Hanks ...perennial favourite)
The Red Sea Diving Resort
Orphan Black
Split ( James McAvoy..)

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby SalvorHardin » September 1st, 2019, 6:41 pm

I've just spotted that "Predestination" is on Amazon Prime. Now that is well worth a watch.

Science Fiction, set in the 1950s, based on the classic Robert Heinlein short story "All you Zombies". It's a Time Travel film, not a Zombie film. Starting Ethan Hawke as the Time Agent who is sent back to early 1970s New York to track down a terrorist, and in the meantime is working as a bartender (the terrorist plot line isn't in the short story, IMHO it adds a lot to it)

Ethan Hawke is also in "24 Hours to Live", a proper B-movie about an assassin brought out of retirement who has what the title says. Rutger Hauer plays his mentor. It's in Prime, it might not yet be free to subscribers.

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby monabri » September 1st, 2019, 7:02 pm

SalvorHardin wrote:I've just spotted that "Predestination" is on Amazon Prime. Now that is well worth a watch.

Science Fiction, set in the 1950s, based on the classic Robert Heinlein short story "All you Zombies". It's a Time Travel film, not a Zombie film. Starting Ethan Hawke as the Time Agent who is sent back to early 1970s New York to track down a terrorist, and in the meantime is working as a bartender (the terrorist plot line isn't in the short story, IMHO it adds a lot to it)

Ethan Hawke is also in "24 Hours to Live", a proper B-movie about an assassin brought out of retirement who has what the title says. Rutger Hauer plays his mentor. It's in Prime, it might not yet be free to subscribers.


Another E.Hawke film.... "Gattaca" ( not to be confused with films of a similar name )....EH, Jude Law, Uma Thurman

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby fisher » September 1st, 2019, 7:32 pm

Blasts from the past:

Once upon a time in the west - sergio leone. Very long but.worth it IMHO.

Rumble fish - Coppola I think.

Not sure what's available streaming as I don't.

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby 88V8 » September 1st, 2019, 8:25 pm

If available....

Crouching Tiger
American Graffiti
Blade Runner (the original)
+1 for Once upon a time in the west
Ronin
Heat
Goodfellas

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby AleisterCrowley » September 1st, 2019, 9:02 pm

'Kill List'
Kitchen sink drama, then violent crime film, ending up as 'English Folk Horror'

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby Howard » September 1st, 2019, 11:58 pm

ReformedCharacter wrote:If you have access to Amazon films then I recommend The Death of Stalin.

RC


Very good film, watched it tonight - thank you for the recommendation.

I can't resist suggesting that, if you omitted the killing, it could be the current government. With Dominic Cummings as Biera!

regards

Howard

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby UncleIan » September 3rd, 2019, 3:12 pm

Lost in Translation

Can't remember if it's on Amazon or Netflix for free. But it's great. Who am I talking to? Snoves? Rightyho, the opening is a lingering shot of a 17 year old Scarlett Johansson's backside clad in pink knickers.

The rest of the film is not superheroes either.

And Bill Murray is mighty in it.

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby JoyofBrex8889 » September 3rd, 2019, 3:31 pm

I have a few films to add to the list:

Whiplash.

Birdman.

And the best film of all time in my opinion: The Big Lebowski.

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Re: Any good films to watch?

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Postby Snorvey » September 3rd, 2019, 3:39 pm

Watched Birdman whilst drunk one night and really enjoyed it.

Tried to watch a 'one take' movie with Woody Harrelson the other night (whilst sober) and turned it off after 2 minutes

I guess what I'm saying is I don't think I could watch Birdman sober.
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Although I do appreciate that the only similarity might be they were shot with one take.


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