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Title: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: chris on February 09, 2008, 01:31:57 AM
What did you last watch?

So we have a what are you listening to, we have a what are you reading, so heres a what are you watching/did you watch.

I just got back from the cinema after seeing Cloverfield.  WOW.  For once believe the hype, this film is incredible.  This is actually the second time I've been to see it now.  The first time I was blown away, the visuals, the sound, eveything was 'epic', but in a small scale (due to the handi-cam filming style).  I went tonight trying to be judgemental as I love complaining, it's fun, but the fact is I can barely find anything to moan about with Cloverfield and what I do find seems so inconsequential its not worth moaning about. 
Imagine godzilla meets the blair witch, and then forget that because its not either.

Also saw Juno a few days ago.  Very good film.  Reminded me a lot of Little Miss Sunshine and maybe a bit of ghost world (even though ghost world is crap).  Its quite bitter sweet and pretty funny.


Not been watching much tv but might try and watch ashes to ashes later

Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Fred21 on February 09, 2008, 02:30:55 AM
Vivienne Westwood on Jonathan Ross and then Clive Brook as Sherlock Holmes from 1931!
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Uli on February 09, 2008, 07:42:06 PM
Imagine godzilla meets the blair witch, and then forget that because its not either.

This is what I already thought, so I guess I won't go watching it... (Can wait till it's on telly.)

Of course I always watch great TV shows like "Deutschland sucht den Superarsch" (equivalent to "Pop Idol" in UK, I guess) or "I am an a**hole, let me rot in here"...  :P

No really, I am looking forward to the next season of "24". I know the stories are totally exaggerated and unrealistic and all, but still exciting to watch.  :-X
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: chris on February 11, 2008, 08:13:44 PM



No really, I am looking forward to the next season of "24". I know the stories are totally exaggerated and unrealistic and all, but still exciting to watch.  :-X

I've just started series 4 of 24 and its by the far the most unbelievable but probably the most entertaining since the first series. 

Does anyone on here watch the shield? That is an incredible show.

Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Fred21 on February 11, 2008, 08:15:05 PM
Do some bloody work!
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Post by: jock on February 11, 2008, 09:52:58 PM
Great clip of the Pistols on Jonathan Woss Fred eh ....

viv was her usual self ..weird , yet i cant help from wanting to hear more of what she
has to say ...  shes a weird one tho .

Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: chris on February 11, 2008, 11:36:20 PM
Do some bloody work!

work?
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Fred21 on February 12, 2008, 12:51:20 AM
Jock - totally agree mate.

Chris - I thought as much!
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Uli on February 12, 2008, 08:43:23 AM
I've just started series 4 of 24 and its by the far the most unbelievable but probably the most entertaining since the first series. 

Now I should remember what happened in Season 4... (Must read it on wikipedia or so.)
What's always amazin is how they manage to put some "cliffhanger" in at the full hour.  :o
Not what happens in real life.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: chris on February 12, 2008, 05:57:28 PM

Chris - I thought as much!

I do do some work.
occasionally.
If the mood is right.
And I've ran out of all alternatives (like playing games, drinking, watching tv, reading, eating, making cups of tea, going to asda, chatting to people, going my washing or even tidying my room).
In fact, my room is always immaculate when I have an essay due. Funny that.

Back on topic though, watched another episode of 24 last night... terrorists stealing a stealth bomber from the US air force to attack air force one while nuclear power plants across the US are in melt-down.  I love realistic television.
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Fred21 on February 12, 2008, 07:22:48 PM
Room cleaning rather than work? Classic displacement activity!
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: chris on February 12, 2008, 07:30:08 PM
Room cleaning rather than work? Classic displacement activity!

even down to hoovering and wiping clean the surfaces.
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Uli on February 12, 2008, 08:28:37 PM
I do do some work.
occasionally.
If the mood is right.
And I've ran out of all alternatives

Good attitude!

Back on topic though, watched another episode of 24 last night... terrorists stealing a stealth bomber from the US air force to attack air force one while nuclear power plants across the US are in melt-down.  I love realistic television.

Ay, now I remember! Yeah the stories are a little bit unrealistic at times.  ;D
But I always think it's exciting to watch and sometimes unbearable to wait for the next episode...

Btw, I thought Season 2 was the best so far - they had learned from some mistakes in the first one and created a good plot. From Season 3 it seemed "business as usual" (using similar tricks to pad the plot out to 24 hours)... Nevertheless I still enjoyed to watch it. And probably will do so with the next ones.
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Post by: chris on February 21, 2008, 01:56:05 AM
I saw a scary little programme that was on C4 called 'baby bible bashers' about young preachers.  It made me a little sick seeing those kids brainwashed by their 'born again' parents and spouting nonsense they barely understood and worse still the fact that it was so obviously just being used by their parents. 
A seven year old boy stood outside of an abortion clinic yelling about them going to hell if they murder their child. Regardless of how you stand on the issue of abortion it still terrible to see children used in this way.

Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Class of 79 on February 25, 2008, 09:34:34 AM
I've just watched the firts series of The Shield after borrowing the box set of someone at work.  Now I don't usually watch cop shows, but this was probably the best thing I've watched in years.
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: chris on February 26, 2008, 03:46:23 PM
I've just watched the firts series of The Shield after borrowing the box set of someone at work.  Now I don't usually watch cop shows, but this was probably the best thing I've watched in years.

Borrow the rest! The shield just gets better and better, especially the most recent series' with Glenn Close and Forest Whitaker.
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Fred21 on March 18, 2008, 12:24:25 AM
Watched all of the first series of "Deadwood" over the last two days - so addictive I've just ordered Series 2. Great stuff!
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Post by: Rockula on March 18, 2008, 12:56:57 AM
Just finished watching all 5 versions of 'Bladerunner' and the 3 hour documentary....in two days. I'm a fool. I should have spread it out but I was too greedy. :D
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: chris on April 02, 2008, 02:58:06 PM
Deadwood... who knew cowboys had such dirty mouths.
Just started watching it myself and it's good, HBO tend to make good shows though so no surprise there (the wire, soproanos, Oz., cough#sex and the city#cough) and for an added bonus they're actually an hour long!  :)

Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Alan on April 02, 2008, 04:20:19 PM
It's a wee bit crappy but has enough laughs to keep it going - the new ITV sitcom "Teenage Kicks" with Adrian Edmondson; one of the best bits is spotting the punk song used in the background, the first episode had some Vibrators, Undertones, Ruts amongst others. It's on Friday nights, and follows the superior Benidorm
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Tj on April 02, 2008, 05:29:42 PM
It's just got be...

The Apprentice.

Night out with Mum and Dad for their wedding anniversary. What should I do? :'(   
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Fred21 on April 02, 2008, 07:14:15 PM
Go to your parents do of course!

Tape/iPlayer the show - sorted.
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Tj on April 03, 2008, 10:25:09 AM
You got it Fred. ;)

...Then stay up and watch the show and the review.

Boy was it a cracker and the meal with my Mum and Dad was brilliant too.  :D

Everybody's happy.  :D Well apart from the poor person who was wrongly kicked out. >:(
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Fred21 on April 06, 2008, 01:35:46 PM
Obviously I love punk, and I like Adrian Edmondson a lot too, but I have severe doubts aboout the "sitcom" Teenage Kicks - more importantly, so does Mickey Bradley!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/radioulster/aftermidnightmickey/features171401.shtml

"Teenage Kicks - The TV Show
It is with great sadness that I report the death of the black Ramones T-shirt. It expired as a piece of credible clothing last Friday night when it appeared on the ITV comedy Teenage Kicks. You've probably seen the programme or read the reviews so I'll let the quality of it pass, although I do worry that some of the bile directed towards the show might infect either the record itself or the band that recorded it. The next time The Undertones play Teenage Kicks on stage, will the audience start booing at the memory of Adrian Edmondson's not so finest half hour?

Back to the Ramones T-shirt. I have one, you may have one, and now the character in the TV show has one, which kind of spoils it for the rest of us. It's now shorthand for men around fifty who still think they're in their twenties. Maybe it was always so but it's not nice to have it brought home to you while watching what was almost a parody of a bad sitcom. When Rachel in Friends wore a MC5 t-shirt (or should that be an MC5 t-shirt?)  it was alright in a 'nice to see a bit of recognition for Detroit's forgotten boys' kind of way. I pray that the wardrobe department at ITV haven't any Undertones T-shirts."

Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: chris on April 06, 2008, 01:53:35 PM
doctor who!!! ;D
a good start to the series and brilliant set up for how it will span.

everyone and their brother has a black ramones t-shirt, myself included.
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Tj on April 06, 2008, 09:32:02 PM
TV Smith & Bored Teenagers and The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success.... Both totally stonking. 8)  
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Uli on April 07, 2008, 07:38:46 AM
"The day after tomorrow" - not a bad idea for a movie, but I didn't enjoy the result much.  :(
Loads of special effects, but the story... full of "Hollywood kitsch".  :P
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: chris on April 07, 2008, 12:21:45 PM
"The day after tomorrow" - not a bad idea for a movie, but I didn't enjoy the result much.  :(
Loads of special effects, but the story... full of "Hollywood kitsch".  :P

quite cool seeing the American's illegally crossing the border to Mexico though!
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Rockula on April 07, 2008, 12:49:31 PM
I Am Legend on import DVD. Gotta say I prefered the original 'rejected' ending which although not the same as the novel is more inkeeping with the tone of the book.
 Stiil no where near as good as the Vincent Price version though.
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Uli on April 08, 2008, 07:52:59 AM
quite cool seeing the American's illegally crossing the border to Mexico though!

Yeah, that was one of the better scenes!
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Mansunkid on April 11, 2008, 10:52:32 AM
Star Trek Voyager Season 1-5
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Tj on April 11, 2008, 06:52:26 PM
I'm still mostly loving The Apprentice.

No. Sorry but you are a L......

LOOSER! ;D  
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Rockula on April 12, 2008, 10:22:41 PM
I haven't watch it yet but....

I forgot to check the post box this morning and there's a note from the Post Office saying that my 9 CD set of early Mike Leigh has arrived and there's import tax to pay! But tomorrow's Sunday so I've got to wait until Monday to collect. Bugger! Bugger, bugger, bugger!

I love Mike Leigh's stuff and 8 of the 9 DVD's have stuff I haven't EVER seen. Bugger!
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Uli on April 15, 2008, 07:55:49 AM
Shine a light (Stones concert movie by Scorsese)...
Liked it, though it's not a typical Stones gig (in a theatre, not a stadium as usual). The soundmix is great, you can really hear who's playing which guitar part (which is sometimes difficult at these gigs when the sound is a bit muddy).
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Tj on April 15, 2008, 12:16:37 PM
Love the title. :D
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Post by: Uli on May 29, 2008, 09:10:05 AM
Did anyone see the new Indiana Jones movie?

Also, I read about "the Eye" (a remake apparently), the general theme seems to be an operation giving the person eyesight back. (Now what song does this remind me of? Sadly it's probably not on the soundtrack.)
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Rockula on May 29, 2008, 10:07:00 AM
Just watched the documentary 'LIFE AFTER MAN' about the way nature will reassert itself once we've all died off.
 One hundred thousand years after man dies out (the equivalent of about 30 seconds in the relative history of the world) the only remaining man made objects that will be recognisable will be parts of the Great Wall of China and four unknown carved faces in granite at Mount Rushmore.

 Made me think. If all the evidence of a society can disappear so absolutely totally...were there civilisations before ours? It's actually possible we've destroyed ourselves several times before. Atlantis anyone? ;D

And now I'm going to watch my new DVD of The Stranglers gig at The Roundhouse last year.
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Tj on February 22, 2009, 06:06:49 PM
Gandhi.

At times I felt ashamed to be British and then mixed religion took over and proved far from nirvana.

I feel that Gandhi got it right here...

Quote
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always.

Mahatma Gandhi


We always have a choice my friends. To move in the direction of love and truth or in the direction of fear and hate.

Quote
Around the sounds of love and hate

The Servant by TV Smith

You choose...

Quote
Make your life heaven
Or it´s a living hell

Have Fun by TV Smith

Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Rockula on February 22, 2009, 10:04:16 PM
Just watched ALL of 'Charlie Jade' which I missed the first time. All 20 episodes one after the other.
 I loved it. Shades of 'Bladerunner'.

How nobody has commissioned a 2nd series is a mystery to me. :(

 And I've just watched Joss Whedon's 'Doctor Horrible's Singalong Blog' on DVD. A very entertaing musical from the man who brought us 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'.     
 And the DVD commentary is all in song too. ;D
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Alan on February 23, 2009, 08:30:38 AM
DJ

You may be in luck: "Scripts for the second season of Charlie Jade have been written; however, the show has not yet been greenlit for a second season.".........

Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: lemming on February 27, 2009, 10:59:00 AM
eden lake
a very distrubing film
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Rockula on February 28, 2009, 03:27:49 PM
eden lake
a very distrubing film

Just a normal day out 'round our way. ;D
Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Tj on March 01, 2009, 01:26:39 PM
MAKE IT COUNT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4BvgKRr5Ec (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4BvgKRr5Ec)

Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Tj on December 09, 2010, 11:45:34 PM
The Apprentice on Wednesday and then the final five special on Thursday.

Stuart Baggs The Brand!

That field of ponies speach was a classic! ;D ;D ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haeq7mCLeQI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haeq7mCLeQI)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2MeMcQkJAE&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2MeMcQkJAE&feature=related)

Does Stuart remind you of anyone....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmVr5t9n-bM&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmVr5t9n-bM&feature=related)

Title: Re: What did you last watch?
Post by: Rockula on December 09, 2010, 11:53:41 PM
Just watched 'Inception' and can't see what all the fuss was about. It's a good film but all the hype about it being 'difficult to understand' was rubbish. If you pay attention the plot is quite straight forward.

Tonight I am staying up all night so I've got Django, The Wild Bunch and Dawn Of The Dead ready by the DVD. ;D
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on February 15, 2011, 12:00:01 PM
I've been warding off my insomnia by enjoying "Chelmsford 123" - remember that?

http://www.seesaw.com/TV/Comedy/b-10186-Chelmsford-123

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelmsford_123

Loads of good free stuff on there:

http://www.seesaw.com/
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Nick on February 15, 2011, 12:41:07 PM
Saw the film Hereafter last week. I enjoyed it. Off to see True grit on thursday. Looking forward to that as Jeff Bridges is one of my favourite actors. He was brilliant in the Big Lebowski.
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Post by: Uli on February 15, 2011, 02:39:39 PM
Looking forward to that as Jeff Bridges is one of my favourite actors. He was brilliant in the Big Lebowski.

Try "Crazy Heart" as well, if you can bear some country music. He played that role near perfect too, imho.
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Post by: Rockula on February 15, 2011, 04:03:06 PM
Saw the film Hereafter last week. I enjoyed it. Off to see True grit on thursday. Looking forward to that as Jeff Bridges is one of my favourite actors. He was brilliant in the Big Lebowski.

I've liked Bridges since the much-maligned but highly enjoyable King Kong remake in 1976. This remake of True Grit looks like it's worth a look. I just hope they keep the line “Fill your hands, you sons of bitches.” from the John Wayne version.

Last night I watched REDS. Enjoyable rompt and Helen Mirren with a giant machine gun. ;D
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Post by: Nick on February 15, 2011, 04:45:33 PM
Looking forward to that as Jeff Bridges is one of my favourite actors. He was brilliant in the Big Lebowski.

Try "Crazy Heart" as well, if you can bear some country music. He played that role near perfect too, imho.

Yeah that is on my to see list. I think he got an oscar for that.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Alan on February 15, 2011, 08:37:49 PM
I useed to really like Chelsmford 123.... I'm watching Episodes and guilty pleasure 'Come Dine With Me'..
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Tj on February 16, 2011, 09:49:09 AM
Take That Kidz at Brit Awards.

Kings Speach tomorrow night.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on February 16, 2011, 12:23:25 PM
Check out Chelmsford again Alan - well worth 24 minutes of your time!

http://www.seesaw.com/TV/Comedy/b-10186-Chelmsford-123

I also fancy seeing The King's Speech as I've loved Geoffrey Rush's acting since I first saw this clip when "Shine" came out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-QrSc_Jw3g&NR=1
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on February 16, 2011, 03:43:30 PM
I know I'm just a sad biologist, but I'm really looking forward to this tonight:

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-elephant-life-after-death

Channel 4, 9 PM - The Elephant: Life after Death

"A stunning investigation of what happens when an elephant dies in the wild and the life cycle that it feeds, from vultures and leopards to flies and beetles."

Can't beat some prime-time decay!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Alan on February 16, 2011, 09:37:52 PM
Saw the King's Speech Saturday night - excellent; not seen an audience clap in a while
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Post by: Fred21 on February 24, 2011, 12:23:24 AM
Have to agree Alan - just back from seeing it. Great stuff and several laugh out loud moments.
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Post by: Fred21 on February 24, 2011, 11:29:50 PM
Old clips of "Marc"!
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Post by: Tj on February 25, 2011, 10:41:53 AM
I watched The Kings Speech last week at the cinema.

It was totally spellbinding. 8)
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Post by: Fred21 on February 26, 2011, 01:53:46 AM
Boo!

http://www.five.tv/shows/the-true-story/episodes/the-exorcist
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Nick on February 26, 2011, 02:45:40 AM
Been catching up on some films on dvd. I can recomend The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Wackness (Ben Kingsley great as stoned psychiatrist), Tell No One (A good French thrller), Inception, Kick Ass, Once (Nice drama about a busker)

Oh & I also enjoyed The Prestige on TV last week.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on February 27, 2011, 01:09:41 AM
http://www.seesaw.com/TV/Factual/s-38477-The-Real-Kings-Speech
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2011, 12:25:58 AM
Just watched The Hurt Locker on dvd. Definitely the best film I have seen so far about the Iraq conflict.
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Post by: Fred21 on February 28, 2011, 12:26:24 PM
I see that The King's Speech did rather well at the Oscars. Well done and well deserved.

Congratulations to Natalie Portman too - but what the hell was that film about???!!!
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Post by: Uli on February 28, 2011, 01:38:56 PM
Congratulations to Natalie Portman too - but what the hell was that film about???!!!

Haven't seen it yet - but guess it's about "going mad"?  ???
Wanna see "Kings Speech" and "True Grit" as well, hope to catch all them in cinemas, if not then dvd...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Mansunkid on February 28, 2011, 03:23:59 PM
Congratulations to Natalie Portman too - but what the hell was that film about???!!!

Haven't seen it yet - but guess it's about "going mad"?  ???
Wanna see "Kings Speech" and "True Grit" as well, hope to catch all them in cinemas, if not then dvd...

I saw the King's Speech yesterday: great movie!  :o
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on February 28, 2011, 09:07:19 PM
Was it in English or dubbed into German Peter?
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Mansunkid on March 01, 2011, 11:41:29 AM
Was it in English or dubbed into German Peter?

..it was the german version...would like to watch the movie in english...
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Post by: Uli on March 01, 2011, 12:41:03 PM
Wait for the dvd! I often do this: first watch in german, then later when I re-watch it, I choose the english original version.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on March 01, 2011, 04:40:54 PM
Did it work in German - with his vocal difficulties I mean?
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on March 01, 2011, 05:38:49 PM
I know she was 89, but still sad to see the great Jane Russell die yesterday. What a film "The Outlaw" was and some great laughs in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on March 05, 2011, 12:17:54 PM
I saw "The King's Speech" yesterday, thankfully Chrissie found a cinema showing the original version (with subtitles), nice movie.  :)
Next one might be "True Grit", also original...
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Post by: Fred21 on March 05, 2011, 12:44:07 PM
If the "new" version is based on the original book and is nothing to do with the John Wayne version, how come "Rooster" has an eyepatch? He doesn't in the book, but has in the film!

Still want to see it though.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Nick on March 05, 2011, 12:47:23 PM
I thought True Grit was good. Well worth seeing.  :)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Tj on March 10, 2011, 01:23:38 AM
Enjoyed watching the photographer on Dream School tonight.

Wish my school had have been more right brain creative.

Hell! I wish my school had even been a tidgy widgy little bit right brain creative. ::)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Nick on March 10, 2011, 11:02:32 AM
Watched The Runaways on dvd the other night. Not bad, but it concentrated more on Cherie & Joan's relationship & glossed over the groups career. Interesting though.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Tj on March 10, 2011, 05:06:28 PM
I fancy that film. :D
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Post by: Nick on March 11, 2011, 01:58:20 PM
Changeling. Very good. Clint Eastwood,as he gets older, is becoming a masterful film director.
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Post by: Rockula on March 11, 2011, 03:08:56 PM
Last night I watched '11 Harrowhouse' a comedy 'caper' movie from 1974 that I last watched....in 1974. Very entertaining.
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Post by: Fred21 on March 13, 2011, 03:09:49 AM
Amazingly, 81 years old and still the best anti-war film ever made:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7300946306109319965#
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Post by: Nick on March 13, 2011, 11:11:13 AM
Yes indeed. That image of the soldiers hand reaching for the butterfly at the end is very haunting.
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Post by: Fred21 on March 13, 2011, 01:06:46 PM
Well if they haven't seen it in the last 81 years, you've just spoiled it for them!!!
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Post by: Mrs Fleagle on March 13, 2011, 06:13:02 PM
Watched Let The Right One In, Swedish version with subtitles  :)

Said it was a scarey film but the scariest bit was that the Scandanavians in the film tucked thier jumpers into their jeans  :o

It was a very good film in it's own right though  8)

We've got a bit of vampire thing going at the moment, our must watch program is Being Human and the internet spin off Becoming Human  8)

Mrs Fleagle   ::)
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Post by: Nick on March 13, 2011, 06:54:17 PM
Well if they haven't seen it in the last 81 years, you've just spoiled it for them!!!

doh! I did not think of that. At least I did not say what happens next.
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Post by: Rockula on March 13, 2011, 09:39:52 PM
Well if they haven't seen it in the last 81 years, you've just spoiled it for them!!!

doh! I did not think of that. At least I did not say what happens next.

The Butler did it...
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Post by: Fred21 on March 13, 2011, 10:06:18 PM
All joking aside, "All Quiet on the Western Front" is an amazing film and a true classic. If you've never seen it, you should have. I don't know of any better representation of the fatal consequences of national fervour.

Watch it free here:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7300946306109319965#
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Post by: Alan on March 16, 2011, 10:15:50 AM
Guilty pleasure - I must admit I do enjoy Come Dine With Me; the insight into people's minds aided by the brilliant and cutting voice over...
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Post by: GJ on March 23, 2011, 01:08:06 AM
True Grit- dull, very over rated. I did fall asleep a couple of times though.
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Post by: Nick on March 23, 2011, 11:41:59 AM
Saw Battle Los Angeles last week. Typical gung ho America saves the world type of film. But the combat sequences were quite well handled. Off to see Pegg & Frost's new comedy Paul tonight.
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Post by: Fred21 on March 23, 2011, 02:35:28 PM
Another of the last of the Hollywood legends dies:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12833100

"Under Milk Wood" was my favourite film of hers.
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Post by: Rockula on March 24, 2011, 01:58:55 PM
Saw Battle Los Angeles last week. Typical gung ho America saves the world type of film. But the combat sequences were quite well handled. Off to see Pegg & Frost's new comedy Paul tonight.

I watched the 'other' new alien invasion film 'Skyline' last night. Not brilliant but quite entertaining and not as bad as some reviewers have made out. Also watched my DVD of 'The Walking Dead' TV series. Much more fun watching it in one go without the bloody adverts.
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Post by: Fred21 on March 28, 2011, 12:52:29 AM
The classic horror film "Freaks" - catch it here:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6355110065089064433#

I saw this when I was a kid - I think it was the only time it was on UK telly. Legend has it that The Ramones caught a showing of it to fill in some "dead" time between shows - and the Pinheads were born.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freaks

Gabba gabba hey!
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Post by: Nick on March 28, 2011, 10:58:29 AM
I watched two good films on dvd over the weekend that I missed on their cinema release. Memento & The Fountain. Both films are original & visually stunning. I especially liked the premise of Memento which featured a character who is left with no short term memory after a head injury, and the various people who exploit him because of it. Top notch.
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Post by: Uli on March 28, 2011, 12:36:28 PM
Congratulations to Natalie Portman too - but what the hell was that film about???!!!

Now I've seen it, I must say my first guess ("about going mad") wasn't wrong. The way I viewed it, she was having trouble with the pressure to perform the white/black swan and her own good/evil side, her over-ambitious mother, the jealousy of some others - which made her paranoid it seems. In the end she seems to think even dying for perfectionism is okay...  :(
(The end reminded me a bit of "The Wrestler" (same director), who decided to rather die in the ring instead of giving it up.)
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Post by: Uli on April 10, 2011, 06:16:31 PM
"Rio" - good if you like CGI animated movies in 3D.  8)

I also watched a bit of a BBC docu from the mid90s about mediaeval times.

And the excellent movie "Into the Night" (director: John Landis), which I'd videotaped many years ago.
Tonight I might watch "After Hours" by Scorsese (it's on at "arte" tv channel) as it has a similar topic as the abovementioned movie!
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Post by: Nick on April 18, 2011, 10:30:59 PM
Watched the DVD of Million Dollar Baby over the weekend. I don't normally like films about boxing but this one was brilliant. All three leads were fantastic, & the shock ending was heartbreaking. Another Clint Eastwood classic
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Post by: Rockula on April 19, 2011, 01:28:25 PM
'The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec' directed by Luc Besson.

A Steampunk Lara Croft with a cute Pterodactyl and polite reanimated Mummies in 1911 Paris. A sub-Indiana Jones tale but with a far better looking lead than that film and some highly enjoyable slapstick.

Good rather than great, but I'd watch a sequel.
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Post by: Nick on April 19, 2011, 04:57:36 PM
Never heard of that. Will have to check it out.
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Post by: Fred21 on April 21, 2011, 12:57:21 AM
I've never seen this old comedy before, but the outlaw is called... wait for it:

Kid Vicious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6UBPDPNGv0&feature=related
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Post by: Nick on April 21, 2011, 09:50:34 AM
The Adjustment Bureau. An interesting fantasy about how the desire for something, if it is strong enough, can overcome whatever obstacles fate should put in your way. I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Rockula on April 21, 2011, 11:24:50 AM
Never heard of that. Will have to check it out.

It's only just come out in British cinemas but I got a Region 3 DVD last year.
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Post by: Nick on April 21, 2011, 12:34:33 PM
Luc Besson films are normally exciting to watch. Leon & The Fifth Element for example, so I will try to get hold of a copy & watch it.  :)
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 25, 2011, 10:57:03 AM
Watched Scorsese's 'Shutter Island' last night.

A thriller that left me and the missus less than thrilled to be honest. A certain famous line from Mr.Rotten at the end of their last 1979 gig was ringing in my ears as the credits rolled  :-\
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Post by: Nick on April 25, 2011, 12:20:21 PM
Watched Scorsese's 'Shutter Island' last night.

A thriller that left me and the missus less than thrilled to be honest. A certain famous line from Mr.Rotten at the end of their last 1979 gig was ringing in my ears as the credits rolled  :-\

That was on my 'to see' list as I have heard that it is quite good. I may have to think twice now  :)
I watched The Bourne trilogy of films over the weekend as I had not seen them before. I especially enjoyed the 2nd & 3rd ones as the use of hand-held cameras in many of the fight & chase scenes added a gritty reality to them.
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Post by: Uli on April 25, 2011, 02:07:59 PM
Watched Scorsese's 'Shutter Island' last night.

A thriller that left me and the missus less than thrilled to be honest.

That was on my 'to see' list as I have heard that it is quite good. I may have to think twice now  :)

I didn't like it at all. Found it a bit boring to be honest. Which is strange, as I like most of Scorsese's movies.
There are those who say "it's Scorsese and there's more to it than you think" - but I don't really agree. Whichever way I turned it, I think this plot is hardly "credible", in fact I didn't wanna waste too much time thinking about it.  :-\
But make up your own mind, you might still like it!
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 25, 2011, 04:06:05 PM
Watched Scorsese's 'Shutter Island' last night.

A thriller that left me and the missus less than thrilled to be honest. A certain famous line from Mr.Rotten at the end of their last 1979 gig was ringing in my ears as the credits rolled  :-\

That was on my 'to see' list as I have heard that it is quite good. I may have to think twice now  :)
I watched The Bourne trilogy of films over the weekend as I had not seen them before. I especially enjoyed the 2nd & 3rd ones as the use of hand-held cameras in many of the fight & chase scenes added a gritty reality to them.

Don't let my opinion stop you from watching it Nick, although I'm in complete agreement with Uli's comments. It might surprise you (the film, that is - not that I agree with Uli!)

Talking of surprises, I was, like you, quite well entertained by the Bourne series of films, though I actually liked all the three I've seen so far and am looking forward to the next one when I get a chance. They're alright - nothing too taxing but good cinematography and fight/action scenes.
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Post by: Nick on April 25, 2011, 06:19:31 PM
I expect I will watch it eventually, but won't be in any hurry  ;D
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Post by: Rockula on April 25, 2011, 08:27:44 PM
Tonight I'm going to watch a film I loved as a kid but haven't seen since..

'The Amazing Mr. Blunden'.
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 25, 2011, 09:10:25 PM
Tonight I'm going to watch a film I loved as a kid but haven't seen since..

'The Amazing Mr. Blunden'.

Wow! I saw that at The Embassy cinema in Petts Wood at Christmas in what must've been 1971 or thereabouts. It had Lionel Jeffries in it, I'm sure. Don't remember anyone else. Not given it the slightest thought since then til just now.

Just looked it up: 1972  :)

Apart from Mr. Jeffries, it also had Madeline Smith and Diana Dors in it. Don't remember them, which is odd as I was quite fond of Ms. Smith at the time.
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Post by: Nick on April 25, 2011, 09:32:52 PM
Tonight I'm going to watch a film I loved as a kid but haven't seen since..

'The Amazing Mr. Blunden'.
I was quite fond of Ms. Smith at the time.

Yeah me too. She was one of the Hammer Horror babes  :)
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Post by: Rockula on April 25, 2011, 09:49:39 PM
..I was quite fond of Ms. Smith at the time.

Her and Caroline Munro made my adolescence very...erm...hard. ::)
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 25, 2011, 10:54:13 PM
Tonight I'm going to watch a film I loved as a kid but haven't seen since..

'The Amazing Mr. Blunden'.
I was quite fond of Ms. Smith at the time.

Yeah me too. She was one of the Hammer Horror babes  :)

"...Do you mind if I smoke?..."  ;)
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 25, 2011, 10:55:28 PM
Tonight I'm going to watch a film I loved as a kid but haven't seen since..

'The Amazing Mr. Blunden'.
I was quite fond of Ms. Smith at the time.

Yeah me too. She was one of the Hammer Horror babes  :)
"...Do you mind if I smoke?..."  ;)
...although that was 'Carry On Screaming', of course.
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Post by: Nick on April 25, 2011, 11:37:20 PM
Yeah "Frying tonight"  ;D
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Post by: Fred21 on April 26, 2011, 08:42:53 AM
That was Fenella Fielding:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36m2jLl0Me4
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Post by: Rockula on April 26, 2011, 01:03:25 PM
That was Fenella Fielding:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36m2jLl0Me4

I've worked with her doing some filming for Channel 4. Nice lady...but VERY strange. Ingrid Pitt was also on that shoot. Fun day.
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Post by: Fred21 on April 26, 2011, 03:53:33 PM
Ingrid Pitt, Madeline Smith, Caroline Munro... I feel very adolescent again!
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Post by: Fred21 on April 26, 2011, 03:56:29 PM
Oh, and Valerie "Blood from the Mummy's Tomb" Leon...

Hai Karate!
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Post by: slaughterboy on April 27, 2011, 09:30:14 AM
That was Fenella Fielding:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36m2jLl0Me4

You are, of course, quite right Fred

This is one of the problems with getting old: Memory failure makes me talk bollocks. Or more bollocks than usual  :-[

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Post by: Uli on June 14, 2011, 02:06:03 PM
"Source Code" was the movie I enjoyed most in recent weeks.  8)
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Post by: Rockula on June 14, 2011, 03:00:13 PM
I just bought a Blu Ray player so I'm watching improved versions of 'Cross Of Iron', 'V For Vendetta', 'Dawn Of The Dead', 'Damnation Alley', 'Platoon' and loads of other favourite movies of mine.

Mother-In-Law's gone on an old ladies outing so I don't have to wait for her to go to bed to watch some today. ;D
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Post by: Nick on June 14, 2011, 04:15:54 PM
I saw X-Men First Class last week. I enjoyed it. I think the the X-Men films are better than some of the comic book adaptations.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 14, 2011, 06:05:43 PM
Cross of Iron and Platoon are GREAT films!
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Post by: Rockula on June 14, 2011, 08:16:30 PM
Cross of Iron and Platoon are GREAT films!

It's strange. I don't usually go for 'war' films but these two and another one called 'The Big Red One' are in my top favourite movies. Maybe it's the 'anti-war' message. And I'm not keen on 'westerns' but the Euro/Spaghetti type I love. Can't stand the John Wayne type at all.

I guess there's good in every genre.

'Cross Of Iron', by the way, is my alltime favourite movie. I first saw it when I was 16 so it obviously made a big impression.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 15, 2011, 10:27:42 AM
The Big Red One is another cracker, mind you, I LOVE John Wayne!
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Post by: Nick on June 15, 2011, 10:29:46 AM
I quite enjoyed V for Vendetta, so all in all some great films there DJ
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Post by: Uli on July 19, 2011, 10:52:22 AM
On the weekend I re-watched "The Big Lebowski" - still a very entertaining & funny movie!  :D
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Post by: Nick on July 19, 2011, 11:02:15 AM
On the weekend I re-watched "The Big Lebowski" - still a very entertaining & funny movie!  :D

Classic!  :)
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Post by: Tj on July 19, 2011, 07:03:42 PM
Quote
I saw X-Men First Class last week. I enjoyed it. I think the the X-Men films are better than some of the comic book adaptations.

Nick

Just missed this thanks to Clifford Champion Beer Festival.

Main thing I've ben watching is The Apprentice.

Who says nice guys finish last? ;)  
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Post by: Fred21 on October 03, 2011, 10:51:19 PM
That's enough for one day - I'm off to watch whatever's showing on the Horror Channel.
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Post by: slaughterboy on October 17, 2011, 11:13:39 PM
Watched 'World's Greatest Dad' tonight, not knowing what it was about nor what I was letting myself in for.

It was really rather good 

Robin Williams in a film nowadays normally has me channel-surfing as fast as my pudgy fingers can poke, but he was ideally cast playing an arsehole. It was also a pleasant surprise to find that the thing was both written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.

Recommended
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Post by: Rockula on October 18, 2011, 03:10:40 PM
Last night I watched 'Stakeland', the apocalyptic 'vampire' movie. I have to say I enjoyed it but they weren't really 'vampires' as such. More like feral zombies.

I also started watching 'Thor' but fell asleep. ;D
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Post by: Uli on March 23, 2012, 09:01:45 PM
"Headhunters" (in cinema). Just a shame the filmmakers don't know about TV, his song would've been great over the end titles...
All in all, the movie wasn't bad, but lost a bit of "credibility" over the 2nd half.
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Post by: Nick on March 26, 2012, 04:00:32 PM
I have not been to the cinema this year yet, but I have enjoyed watching the TV episodes of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency recently.
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Post by: Uli on March 26, 2012, 06:30:47 PM
"Touch", new kinda "mystery" series with K. Sutherland.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvQ_qJYZ-7A

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Post by: Nick on March 26, 2012, 07:17:38 PM
That looks interesting Uli.  :)
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Post by: Rockula on March 27, 2012, 05:39:11 PM
"Touch", new kinda "mystery" series with K. Sutherland.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvQ_qJYZ-7A



Quite liked Episode 1 and the 2nd is tonight. Whether it'll hold my attention through a whole series...too early to tell.

Watched the first episode of 'Titanic' on the catch-up. Thought it was a bit dis-jointed. I'll watch episode two though. Maybe it won't sink. ;D

I also watched the new Roger Corman documentary and that I liked a lot.
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Post by: slaughterboy on March 27, 2012, 07:26:05 PM
Though I have little interest in art, I watched and thoroughly enjoyed a Sky Arts documentary on David Hockney.

He's one of very few artists whose art I 'get'

Brian Sewell I ain't
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Post by: Uli on April 10, 2012, 11:02:49 AM
"Take Shelter". This movie was a bit long and only very slowly moving to its "climax", but I kinda liked it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5U4TtYpKIc

Watched the first episode of 'Titanic' on the catch-up. Thought it was a bit dis-jointed. I'll watch episode two though. Maybe it won't sink. ;D

This was on german tv over the weekend, but I didn't watch... did it sink?  ;)
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Post by: Rockula on April 10, 2012, 11:12:07 AM
"....This was on german tv over the weekend, but I didn't watch... did it sink?  ;)


I watched half the 2nd episode and lost interest. Still too much going on getting crammed into the time slot. Perhaps if all 4 episodes were edited together I'd have been more engaged. It's a shame 'cause I've liked Julian Fellowes other productions. Some of the documentaries on the subject to 'celebrate' the anniversary have been quite interesting. But it still sinks. ;)

I watched the new version of 'The Thing' which was o.k. but merely adequate, nothing special and not as good as John Carpenter's 1982 film.

Today I'm going to watch some of the 13 hours of George Melies early fantasy films (1986 - 1913) that I got in a box-set.
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Post by: GJ on April 10, 2012, 12:37:42 PM
"Touch", new kinda "mystery" series with K. Sutherland.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvQ_qJYZ-7A



Quite liked Episode 1 and the 2nd is tonight. Whether it'll hold my attention through a whole series...too early to tell.




Still not sure about 'touch'- nowhere near as good as 'Heroes' though. The excellent 'Dexter' and 'Game of Thrones' make up for 'walking dead' and 'spartacus' finishing.
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Post by: Alan on April 10, 2012, 02:29:09 PM
Walking Dead was excellent - and now I'm really into Game of Thrones, plus I also like Homeland; there's some pretty good TV on at the moment - and I invlude my guilty pleasure "Come Dine With Me" in that! 
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Post by: Nick on April 30, 2012, 11:37:07 AM
Captain America the first avenger. Thought I better watch it before I see The Avengers film. I actually enjoyed it. The superhero films are getting better these days. All gung ho the Americans won the second world war on their own scenario but, for this big kid, fun all the same. I still think Iron Man & X-Men are the best though.
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Post by: Uli on May 02, 2012, 12:16:47 PM
I quite liked this movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERREgOobLOs

http://www.martha-marcy-may-marlene.de/
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Post by: Fred21 on May 12, 2012, 11:25:48 PM
The Bridge on BBC4 - best reason not to go out on a Saturday night for years. What a fantastic series. Whilst I want to know who the killer is I don't want it to end!
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Post by: Nick on May 14, 2012, 10:51:01 AM
The Great Debaters on film 4. Based on a true story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnezpSJwr8c&feature=share

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Post by: Uli on May 14, 2012, 12:57:03 PM
Last thing I watched was "Knowing" (w/ Nicolas Cage a.o.), definitely not based on a true story. Entertaining rubbish...
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 14, 2012, 07:41:59 PM
Captain America the first avenger. Thought I better watch it before I see The Avengers film. I actually enjoyed it. The superhero films are getting better these days. All gung ho the Americans won the second world war on their own scenario but, for this big kid, fun all the same. I still think Iron Man & X-Men are the best though.
Always liked Marvel & DC comics when I was a kid, so have seen all the bringing-us-up-to-date film versions, most of them several times over.

Went to see The Avengers last week. Best film of the lot. Not without fault, but a good night out when football or gigs aren't an option.

Dark Skies next :)
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Post by: Nick on May 28, 2012, 10:07:35 PM
Have been watching loads of films lately
Crazy Heart, King's Speech, Source Code, Sherlock Holmes, Girl Who Played With Fire, The Road, Unknown. All of which I enjoyed.
Also Nacho Libre which I didn't.
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Post by: Uli on May 29, 2012, 12:30:23 PM
Some good choices there, Nick!  8)

Been watching "Pulp Fiction" once again (seen it many times in the 90s).

And also "The Hidden" (US dvd a mate gave me to watch), found it quite enjoyable!
http://www.imdb.de/title/tt0093185/
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Post by: Rockula on May 29, 2012, 01:02:06 PM
I've recently been going through my old DVD collection to see if I want to keep them or flog them or upgrade them to Blu Rays.

Last night I watched my shiney new copies of 'The Outlaw Josey Wales', 'Damnation Alley' and 'Hannie Caulder'. Still enjoyed them after all these years and the improved picture made it feel like I was back in the cinema. Only without the sound of other people chomping, slurping and talking on thier mobiles. ;D
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Post by: EastKentTaff on May 30, 2012, 10:43:54 AM
Watched Blazing Saddles (again!!) last night, followed by Jools from last Friday
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Post by: Fred21 on May 30, 2012, 03:44:13 PM
"I'd say you've had enough beans boy!"
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 30, 2012, 04:14:47 PM
Finally (26 years late) gotten round to watching Wim Wenders' 'Wings Of Desire' last night.

Clever, if slightly dated, film.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds + Crime & The City Solution added to the watchability (if that is a word?) of the film, Cave getting the best (and funniest) line of the piece.
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Post by: GJ on June 05, 2012, 11:54:17 PM
the popularity of things that are obviously awful fascinates and disturbs me- obviously this week it's been the diamond jubilee with a million os so people with fuck all better to do. I forced myself to wach the 'highlighs' of that dreadful concert yesterday with my finger on fast forward most of the time but did laugh at Keith er,,, I mean Cliff Richard. Looked well preserved of course but his speech was slurred and he struggled to sing. He did one verse of 'congratulations' then fucked off afer being on stage around one minute. The rest was the abysmal collection of has beens and unfunny comedians. Kylie looked great though.
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Post by: Nick on June 06, 2012, 04:31:16 AM
To escape from the jubilee I have been watching a few dvd's at work. Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest - a satisfactory end to a great trilogy of films. Moon - a good sci fi from mr Bowie's son. Drillbit Taylor - an ok comedy. Hidden - a boring French film. I was waiting for something to happen but it never did, yawn. Melancholy - another boring arthouse film. Night Watch - a silly Russian horror. Also District 9 & The Ninth Gate on TV. And of course the TV documentary twice. Not bad for a weekend at work.  ;)
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Post by: Fred21 on June 06, 2012, 01:28:50 PM
Nice one Nick - have to agree with you about "Hidden". We watched it years ago and waited for something to happen and then it stopped!
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Post by: Nick on June 06, 2012, 03:42:41 PM
Yeah it got great reviews as well which is why I bought it (second hand - glad I didn't pay full price)
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Post by: Rockula on June 06, 2012, 03:55:21 PM
Night Watch - a silly Russian horror.

One of my favourites actually.  ;D
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Post by: Uli on June 06, 2012, 05:47:44 PM
Moon - a good sci fi from mr Bowie's son.

I liked this and his second film "Source Code" too!  8)

Not bad for a weekend at work.  ;)

What are you working (film critic?) and how do I get such a job?  ;D
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Post by: Nick on June 06, 2012, 07:07:56 PM
I work in a residential home for people with learning disabilities. Doing a few sleep overs. Nice work if you can get it.  :)

I enjoyed Moon & Source Code.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Nick on June 06, 2012, 07:09:28 PM
Night Watch - a silly Russian horror.

One of my favourites actually.  ;D

Sorry I did not mean to slag off one of your fave films. Special effects were rather good.  ;)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on June 07, 2012, 12:16:34 PM
Night Watch - a silly Russian horror.

One of my favourites actually.  ;D

Sorry I did not mean to slag off one of your fave films. Special effects were rather good.  ;)

Not a problem. You're entitled to your opinion. Personal taste and all that. I rarely get worried about other people's feelings about stuff I like. I mean, I've been telling people Star Wars is rubbish since 1978 and I'm pretty much in the minority there. :)
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Post by: Fred21 on June 07, 2012, 12:30:12 PM
I'm with you brother!
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Post by: Nick on June 07, 2012, 12:45:06 PM
Me too. I don't like Star Wars either.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 07, 2012, 12:47:14 PM
Brilliant! We should start a resistance movement to fight of the evil empire of Star Wars fans and...

Hang on, that's starting to sound familiar.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Alan on June 07, 2012, 10:30:41 PM
I always hated Star Wars too!
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Post by: Nick on June 07, 2012, 11:02:10 PM
The Avengers. Great film. Anyone who has enjoyed the recent Marvel films will definitely enjoy this. Nuff said.  ;)
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Post by: GJ on June 07, 2012, 11:37:13 PM
The Avengers. Great film. Anyone who has enjoyed the recent Marvel films will definitely enjoy this. Nuff said.  ;)

Yes-very good film. As good as the Bob Marley doc I saw last week.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 21, 2012, 10:33:22 PM
Just off to watch this classic:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068290/
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on June 21, 2012, 10:35:58 PM
And its from a Bram Stoker story too.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on June 23, 2012, 08:53:48 PM
I recently bought a 2nd hand copy of the complete X-files (Seasons 1 - 9) and the two movies. I loved all of it when I first saw it, even the later seasons that got slagged off 'cause Muldaur only appeared in a few episodes.

I've watched Seasons 1 and 2 and I'll watch some of Season 3 tonight after Xa and her mum have finished watching that bloody 'Australia' film. Funnily enough they don't like my Sci-Fi and Horror movies but they actually enjoy the X-files. Strange.

I've also recently bought the Cuban zombie film 'Juan Of The Dead' that got rave reviews so I'll bung that on about 2am when I've had a few beers. :)

My viewing tastes are getting more and more 'escapist'. I don't want to be informed or educated anymore. I just want to be entertained. Same reason I can't stand the BBC News anymore. Real life sucks, we all know it, so why keep reminding ourselves. Anything really important happens there's always you guys to let me know. :)
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Post by: Fred21 on June 23, 2012, 08:58:12 PM
X-Files are great!

We'll keep you posted matey!
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Post by: Tj on July 15, 2012, 09:29:19 PM
WE WHO WAIT.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on August 08, 2012, 10:44:28 AM
My first "sneak preview" (you pay less, but don't know before which film will be showing!) in the cinema luckily turned out to be a very good one!
"Red Lights": great topic (scientists trying to prove that most paranormal phenomena are fake), good story, surprising twists and all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1748179/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvMG9byiv-k
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: GJ on August 23, 2012, 11:37:17 PM
went to see the new Batman film yesterday which I enjoyed up to the part where I fell asleep.
Just watched a film on dvd called 'Ozombie'. Osamma Bin Laden returns from the grave as a flesh eating zombie! Very good film.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on August 24, 2012, 01:07:58 PM
Just watched a film on dvd called 'Ozombie'. Osamma Bin Laden returns from the grave as a flesh eating zombie! Very good film.

I haven't seen that one yet but being a fan of zombie movies I'll get around to it. Last night I watched a DVD in 3D, 'Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated' and it was quite fun except my eyes ache from wearing the silly glasses.  ;D
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: slaughterboy on August 25, 2012, 08:53:59 PM
...We should start a resistance movement to fight of the evil empire of Star Wars fans... 
Never seen any of the Star Wars films. I had better things to do in 1977 and have no intention of watching them now. The ads for the first film looked ridiculous then and the clips I've seen since haven't altered my opinion one iota. 
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on August 26, 2012, 09:48:43 AM
Never seen any of the Star Wars films. I had better things to do in 1977 and have no intention of watching them now.

When I was much younger I went to see part 2 in the local cinema. Imagine a young person of about 13 yrs having to wait for years to see part 3...  ::) Later I saw this (and the first one on video), but I didn't have much more interest after that.
I did have a short look at one of the newer films (prequels) on tv and was quite shocked at the difference to the old movies (the look seemed very different). Nah, I've never turned into a big "fan".
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: GJ on May 16, 2013, 01:09:06 PM
Iron Man 3- rubbish
Oblivion- terrible
Good Vibrations- wonderful film.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on May 16, 2013, 04:02:17 PM
Oblivion- terrible

I thought this was quite "okay", especially as I had to watch the trailer for the terrible "After Earth" before it (plus more terrible trailers...)!
Here it is, my advice is not to watch it though.  :P
http://youtu.be/U2RYfIxgJOw
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Post by: Uli on August 22, 2013, 09:48:35 AM
"The Place Beyond The Pines", thought it was very well done, interweaving three different stories (but they're all closely connected), two fathers and their sons (who get to meet much later)...

http://youtu.be/zz5jTy_lukk
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Post by: slaughterboy on August 25, 2013, 01:54:46 PM
Went to see "Kick Ass 2" last week. Enjoyable nonsense.

Best bit was during a scene with Jim Carey when my companion for the evening, TV fan Sandra, whispered to me:

"...Doesn't that guy look like Jim Carey...?"

"...Which one...?" I said: "...Jim Carey or the other guy...?"  ;)
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Post by: slaughterboy on August 25, 2013, 01:57:03 PM
Off to see "Elysium" tonight.

It's made by the same people who made "District 9" which I enjoyed a lot. Hopefully, it'll be as good.
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Post by: Uli on August 25, 2013, 04:03:49 PM
"...Which one...?" I said: "...Jim Carey or the other guy...?"  ;)

Nasty boy! Tut tut.  ;D

Off to see "Elysium" tonight.

Please let us know what you think. I might go see this soon too. ("District 9" was really quite good!)
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Post by: slaughterboy on August 26, 2013, 06:01:47 PM
"...Which one...?" I said: "...Jim Carey or the other guy...?"  ;)

Nasty boy! Tut tut.  ;D

Off to see "Elysium" tonight.

Please let us know what you think. I might go see this soon too. ("District 9" was really quite good!)

Not a patch on 'District 9' I'm afraid. Good ideas, but all a bit badly executed. The main guy from 'District 9' was quite entertaining early on in the film but, like the rest of the film, made little sense later on.
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Post by: Uli on August 26, 2013, 08:06:55 PM
Thanks for your review, maybe I'll pass (or watch later on dvd...).
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Post by: Uli on January 19, 2014, 11:44:30 AM
Last night I watched the dvd "Sons Of Norway".
Not a bad movie about a young bloke in 1978 or so, who gets into punk, but has difficulty rebelling against his father (who is rather unconvential himself, being an old hippie). The movie is funny, sad, tragic, entertaining, frustrating... a bit like life itself.  ;)
It ends a bit abrupt though.  :-\
Nice (short) guest spot for a certain Johnny Rotten (dvd includes an entertaining interview with him).  8)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1601227/
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Post by: Uli on January 23, 2014, 02:36:10 PM
Currently been watching "Sons of Anarchy" (season 2), suddenly there was a guy/actor who looked familiar - "looks like Henry Rollins" I thought, and indeed he was! He's been playing a rightwing a--hole, so I'm expecting his part to die a horrible television death sooner or later.  ;D
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Post by: Tj on March 01, 2014, 03:45:12 PM
just watched The Lone Ranger. Loved it. First DVD I've reviewed on www.amazin.co.uk
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on March 01, 2014, 05:17:49 PM
Funnily enough, I stumbled upon an episode of the 1950's "Lone Ranger" TV series - loved it - I was 5 again!

Hi-Ho Silver - AWAY!












I had the annual and everything...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: slaughterboy on March 05, 2014, 09:41:39 PM
American Hustle: Not overly impressed with it, although Christian Bale's hairpiece deserved an Oscar of it's own if, indeed, it didn't actually win one.

The Wolf Of Wall Street: Good, even though it's at least half an hour too long. DiCaprio's performance is immense. There's too much repetition in the film, though.

Dallas Buyers Club: Good story, but I personally find Mathew McConaughey more than a little annoying as an actor and no less so here. Jared Leto was very deserving of his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

12 Years A Slave: When we left the cinema, Mrs S asked me what I'd thought of the film. I could barely speak, so preoccupied with my thoughts was I. The last time that happened to me was when we'd seen Schindler's List.

A magnificent film, whether by acting, directorially, photography, cinematography or by the sheer power of the story.

Don't miss it.
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Post by: Uli on March 06, 2014, 04:15:31 PM
Don't miss it.

Ok ok, I will watch it... The other 3 had been on my "maybe" list too, but I didn't get round to watching them, so... maybe later ...
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Post by: Fred21 on March 06, 2014, 10:01:25 PM
Just back from seeing "The Book Thief" as my wife loved the book. Whilst it's good, it's no "Schindler's List", but Geoffrey Rush is great as usual and I could listen to Roger Allam reading the phone directory!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on March 07, 2014, 11:38:03 AM
I saw 'Gravity' on TV.

I don't know if it was better on the big screen but it left me unmoved. Nothing about these 'innovative' new CGI effects looked anything different to those I'm seen in umpteen other Sci-Fi movies of recent years, the plot was full of holes (no pun intended) and even at 90 minutes it seemed overlong.

Bullock was very good and showed real acting chops and Clooney was his usual cool, affable self. But I'd like to see them use their talents in a film with a decent script.

Not impressed. I must be missing something here.

Average and over-hyped tosh.
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Post by: Fred21 on March 08, 2014, 02:01:32 AM
The excellent "37 Days":

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01pf7pt
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Post by: Uli on April 11, 2014, 10:31:13 AM
"Breaking Bad" received so many good reviews and prices and all, so I finally watched it (season 1-3 so far) and I got to say it's really great (even though I was really bad at "chemistry" in school...).  8)

http://youtu.be/HhesaQXLuRY
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Post by: Uli on November 08, 2014, 02:25:33 PM
Good to see Dave Thompson in a documentary about "pop/rock music and death" on "Arte". What he said made more sense to me than what the "cultural experts" said...  :)
http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/050279-000/the-music-is-over
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Post by: Rockula on November 08, 2014, 05:32:26 PM
"Breaking Bad" received so many good reviews and prices and all, so I finally watched it (season 1-3 so far) and I got to say it's really great (even though I was really bad at "chemistry" in school...).  8)

http://youtu.be/HhesaQXLuRY


We got Netflix a couple of months back. We watched the whole thing in three weeks. Loved it. I expect we're going to watch it again.
 We were even planning to go to a 'Breaking Bad' convention in London but it was cancelled due to poor ticket sales. The organisers could only get 'Skinny Pete', 'Walter, Jr.' and the guy in the wheelchair who rings his bell to agree to appear so people wouldn't go cause there were no 'main stars' flying over. We'd have gone anyway.
 Maybe next year when people have watched 'Better Call Saul'. :)
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Post by: Uli on November 09, 2014, 12:45:42 PM
We watched the whole thing in three weeks. Loved it. I expect we're going to watch it again.

I took a bit longer, but it still seemed almost too fast to me (watching 5 seasons in just a few months)...
So yes, I will re-watch it too someday (soon).
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Post by: Uli on December 08, 2014, 06:11:20 PM
"True Detective" received praise all over the place... and it's really good. Episode 2 ends with "Kingdom of heaven" by the 13th Floor Elevators playing over the last few scenes and credits, so it can't be bad, can it?  :)

http://youtu.be/TXwCoNwBSkQ
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Post by: Fred21 on December 08, 2014, 11:53:38 PM
I watched "Paths of Glory" again yesterday. What a fantastic film about the futility of war. Still has the power to make me angry.
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Post by: Uli on December 27, 2014, 11:19:21 AM
Great article explaining why "The Wire" is one of the most realistic tv series EVER:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/kelleylcarter/its-time-to-revisit-the-greatest-tv-show-ever-that-no-one-wa#.ghW3mxlVN

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Though it was that type of authenticity that made The Wire one of the greatest shows on TV, it also hindered the series’s success. At its peak, The Wire was able to grab 4 million viewers, but by Season 5, it dipped below 1 million.

...Royo understands why people didn’t tune in during The Wire’s original run. “When I come home, I don’t want to see my misery, you know what I mean? When I turn the TV on, I want to escape my problems. I want to be entertained. TV is called the idiot box for a reason. I don’t want to see the bleak and the problems that I go through every day,” he said. “I think people were too engulfed by seeing such honesty, you know? They want to laugh — they want to have a sitcom. They want to see somebody else’s story.”

Though The Wire was set in Baltimore, it felt familiar to many viewers nationally: The struggles reflected in the series easily could have happened (and quite frankly, are still happening) in many other major cities in urban decay. To others who couldn’t relate, The Wire was a glimpse into a saltier side of life, leaving no angle untouched. In a crime show, audiences are used to seeing that, ultimately, the bad guys get their due. But that rarely happened on The Wire.


“People want good news,” actor Jamie Hector, who portrayed The Wire’s most menacing drug dealer, Marlo Stanfield, told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview. “People watched and were like, can a dude like Marlo really exist? Yeah. He can. He’s a sociopath. And that was scary.”

In an interview with BuzzFeed News, actor Michael K. Williams, who portrayed Omar Little, perhaps one of the greatest TV characters ever written, agreed with that sentiment.

“What we set out to do was show you what’s really going on in major cities in America,” Williams told BuzzFeed News. “It was real. I tell people in that time, if in my face it looked like Omar was someplace that he might have smelled something dead, it probably was. We went into real abandoned homes to shoot a lot of my scenes, and we were really in the hood. They were not sets. None of those places were built. We went to real neighborhoods and the community and shot my scenes. All of that lends to the realness of what it looked like.”

That level of authenticity was mind-blowing, giving The Wire a documentary feel, even though the plotlines were fictional. It was almost as if viewers were getting a behind-the-scenes look at life on the force as well as life on the streets.
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Post by: Fred21 on January 21, 2015, 01:54:42 AM
The Eichmann Show - stunning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b050d2t9/the-eichmann-show

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Post by: EastKentTaff on January 21, 2015, 06:10:37 PM
At last the 1948 show & The Addams Family...
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Post by: Uli on January 22, 2015, 11:47:02 AM
Last movie I watched in cinema was "The Homesman". Very good.
http://youtu.be/kCFaTffMMeE
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Post by: Uli on February 25, 2015, 10:56:33 AM
Not available on dvd yet and unlikely to be shown in German cinemas, but I'd like to see this doc:

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Richard Stanley’s one of the most fascinating human beings I’ve ever met. He’s a divinely demented film maker, necromancer, and pop culture provocateur with a rock & roll heart that beats time to a rhythm machine redeemed from some post-apocalyptic pawn shop located at the outer edges of absolute reality. With the widescreen stare of a gunslinger in a spaghetti western and more than a few metaphorical bullet holes in his serape. Stanley’s been through some tribulation, the kind that can pulverize a man’s soul into a million little shards of crystallized dogshit. In the mid-90s, while still only in his twenties, this precocious and audacious filmmaker was given the opportunity to make a movie based on his visionary adaption of H. G. Well’s The Island of Dr. Moreau. What followed was a classic example of a young director’s rebel spirit bumping up against old school Hollywood politics and power games. Stanley was not only fucked over by the heads of New Line Cinema, he was also mentally brutalized by the epically malevolent ego of Val Kilmer who he had cast, along with Marlon Brando, in a leading role. Only days after the start of filming, Stanley was fired and banished from the set of his ambitious and potentially ground-breaking movie.

The whole sordid saga of Richard Stanley’s cinematic trial by fire has been documented in the riveting Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau. Directed by David Gregory and released by Severin Films, Lost Soul shares much of the same dark humor, heartbreak and intrigue of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ill-fated Dune project, as seen in that recent documentary. Stanley, like Jodorowsky, saw his concept appropriated by Hollywood and twisted into something that was to his original vision what rape is to love.
Read more at:
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/lost_soul_the_doomed_journey_of_richard_stanleys_island_of_dr._moreau

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/02/19/return-island-dr-moreau

I like this pic of Richard Stanley:
(http://www.ew.com/sites/default/files/styles/tout_image_612x380/public/i/2015/02/19/richard-stanley.jpg?itok=dGttRVTA)

Why? Because I had the honour of climbing up to the castle with him back in Sept 2013.  :)
He made a documentary about German grailhunter Otto Rahn years ago... (which is why he was invited to have a talk with us).
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Post by: Rockula on February 25, 2015, 01:35:59 PM
Not available on dvd yet and unlikely to be shown in German cinemas, but I'd like to see this doc:

Me too. He made 'Hardware' and 'Dust Devil', two of my favourite films.
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Post by: Uli on February 28, 2015, 04:27:37 PM
Tonight on "arte" is another documentary about "punk", I will watch it in hope that it's okay...
http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/051895-000/no-future-als-der-punk-wellen-schlug

Another documentary I'd like to watch (hope it will be finished):
http://youtu.be/oQikTwogcpk

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Help us make this feature lenght documentary about Adrian Borland and 'The Sound'

In de past year we did all the pre-production of the film. We raised 18.500,- euro in our crowdfunding campaign.
From June 2014 till March 2015 we are filming the people who help us tell the story of Adrian.
But we need to film a lot of second unit shots and we want to edit the film into a 90 minute documentary which can air on televison.
A film that will bring Adrian Borland and 'The Sound" to a lot of people in the world.
...
https://www.facebook.com/AdrianBorlandDocumentary
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Post by: Uli on March 01, 2015, 10:59:48 AM
Tonight on "arte" is another documentary about "punk", I will watch it in hope that it's okay...
http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/051895-000/no-future-als-der-punk-wellen-schlug

Partly it was good, partly it wasn't. On the positive side: I liked the new interviews with Glen Matlock and Topper Headon (good to see him) plus some info about French punk bands I didn't know much about (Stinky Toys for example). One real stinker was the mention of JJ Burnel and then the person saying something was definitely not him (no idea who that could've been).  >:(
Really good was that "One Chord Wonders" was featured prominently during the show (with footage from the Marquee, but it was also used as "background music" later on)!  8)
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Post by: Fred21 on March 02, 2015, 12:04:12 AM
Is this it Uli?

http://urbanshit.de/dokumentation-no-future-als-der-punk-noch-wellen-schlug-arte/

If so, where's the dodgy JJ Sir?
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Post by: Uli on March 02, 2015, 10:41:53 AM
http://urbanshit.de/dokumentation-no-future-als-der-punk-noch-wellen-schlug-arte/

If so, where's the dodgy JJ Sir?

Did the link I gave (from Arte itself) not work for you?  ???

Fortunately I found it quickly, it's at minute 37 onwards! German speaker says that many punks of the first wave distanced themselves, like for example JJ Burnel from the Stranglers... (it remains unclear if the person interviewed in the back of that car is supposed to be JJ - but who else should it be if he just talked about him?).  ::)
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Post by: Fred21 on March 02, 2015, 01:00:07 PM
They've nicked most of the footage from "Punk in London" - including the interview straight after JJ is very arsey with the film maker.

See about 1.11.40:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IGMqqN3UVY

He's a PR man.
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Post by: Uli on March 03, 2015, 10:36:31 AM
They've nicked most of the footage from "Punk in London" ...

He's a PR man.

Thanks for finding this info!  8)
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Post by: Uli on April 14, 2015, 09:22:57 AM
"Whiplash" - not a bad movie!
http://www.whiplash-movie.net/site/

However, it kind of reminded me why I sometimes like a little a bit of jazz, but not for too long...
there is no "band feeling", no playing "together", it all just seems to be about "precision" (at least in this movie).

Also, when a "teacher" like he is portrayed here, does not find the "new Charlie Parker" and drives one of his pupils to suicide, he should at least question his own method (but he doesn't)...  ::)
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Post by: Rockula on April 14, 2015, 02:02:04 PM
This week I've been watching 'Daredevil' on Netflix.

I've watched the first four episodes and I think it's excellent so far.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on May 08, 2015, 11:09:31 PM
Tim Burton's Vincent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIS04fIoUGA

The Raven (surely it's basis):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7zR3IDEHrM

And Roger Corman's Poe movie cycle. Can't think what's made me want to watch all this old horror!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on August 11, 2015, 07:04:17 PM
Not what I'm watching this week, but it's gonna be hard to wait for that one (2016/17?)...
http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/news/twin-peaks-details-tca15-david-nevins/
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on August 25, 2015, 12:43:19 PM
Not much in cinema I really want to see. But I'd like to watch tv series "Fargo" (loosely based on excellent movie by the Coen Brothers):
https://youtu.be/gKs8DzjPDMU
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on August 25, 2015, 03:33:24 PM
Yesterday I watched the first two episodes of 'Zoo'.

It's the one where the animals of the world turn nasty and get their own back.

It was a bit of fun.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on August 26, 2015, 12:57:29 AM
Yeah, the first series of "Fargo" was great. I think I've seen a trailer for a second series recently.  I've just watched the first episode of "Fear the Walking Dead" and it looks good too.

What I'm really enjoying is re-watching "Soap". I get a lot more of the jokes now than when I was 13!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on August 26, 2015, 10:10:12 AM
Yeah, the first series of "Fargo" was great.

Sounds promising, will get to watch soon I hope.

Also on the list: Better Call Saul (almost forgotten about that one), Wayward Pines and True Detective season 2.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on September 25, 2015, 08:49:08 AM
Good news:
http://www.quietearth.us/articles/2015/09/Richard-Stanleys-HP-Lovecraft-Flick-COLOR-OUT-OF-SPACE-Is-Happening

Quote
Elijah Wood's production company SpectreVision just announced they will produce Richard Stanley’s new film, Color Out of Space, an adaptation the H.P. Lovecraft tale and Stanley's first official film since 1992's Dust Devil.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: EastKentTaff on September 25, 2015, 10:48:28 AM
Anyone seen the "new" film about the Kray twins?
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on September 25, 2015, 12:02:07 PM
No, but I saw the crap one with the blokes from Sp*nd** B*ll*t. Worse "actors" than musicians!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Nick on October 16, 2015, 11:29:01 PM
Just About to start The Flash season 1 & Arrow season 3. I love the comic book stuff and I think the tv series & films are being done really well at the moment. Looking forward to watching Daredevil and Aka Jessica Jones real soon
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Alan on October 22, 2015, 07:16:06 PM
One from Jock: the Story of The Saints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4GASQ7Sv3I

well worth looking at!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on October 22, 2015, 10:50:19 PM
Whatever happened to Jock? Gawd I hate Scottish people!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on October 23, 2015, 12:05:18 AM
The Saints documentary had an excellent, interesting storyline, but the director has watched far too many Julian Temple documentaries. Absolutely no need for all the old black and white film inserts.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on October 29, 2015, 12:04:23 PM
the Story of The Saints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4GASQ7Sv3I

Must watch this when I find more time...
And this too! Love the Gun Club.
http://www.cvltnation.com/ghost-on-the-highway-the-gun-club-documentary-now-showing/
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Alan on October 29, 2015, 06:22:03 PM
I agree with Fred - not about Scottish people - but that the downside of the Saints documentary did copy the Julian Temple style too closely! Still worth watching though!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on October 29, 2015, 06:24:12 PM
An' ah agree wie Alan!
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Post by: Alan on October 29, 2015, 08:48:59 PM
Mind you can never work out a word they are bleedin' saying...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on October 29, 2015, 09:00:14 PM
U whit?
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: slaughterboy on October 29, 2015, 09:09:12 PM
Away from the wilds of Scotland for a wee while  (see what I did there?!  ;)) The Walking Dead has been even more tense and gory than usual recently.

SPOILER ALERT!!



One of the longest surviving characters threw a seven this week.

He did not go well...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on October 29, 2015, 09:36:18 PM
SPOILER ALERT!!
One of the longest surviving characters threw a seven this week.
He did not go well...

Another SPOILER ALERT...

He's not dead and some people are saying because he survives the show will have 'jumped the shark' by having an unbelievable plot line. Who are these people? Unbelievable plot line? It's a fucking zombie apocalypse.  ;D
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on October 30, 2015, 07:28:29 PM
Meanwhile I watched both the JLP and The Saints documentaries!  :)

Absolutely no need for all the old black and white film inserts.

Yeah, that was a little irritating at times. Apart from that, a very entertaining hour!

The Jeffrey Lee Pierce & Gun Club thing was a bit too long maybe, also not enough music in it. But interesting too.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: slaughterboy on November 10, 2015, 11:31:37 PM
SPOILER ALERT!!
One of the longest surviving characters threw a seven this week.
He did not go well...

Another SPOILER ALERT...

He's not dead and some people are saying because he survives the show will have 'jumped the shark' by having an unbelievable plot line. Who are these people? Unbelievable plot line? It's a fucking zombie apocalypse.  ;D

Yeah...I hear similar reports.

As for those who might feel that the plot is becoming 'unbelievable'...well.

All I can say is...try living in Catford - far less believable than zombie nations...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on January 19, 2016, 02:08:27 AM
The BBC's lavish new production of "War and Peace" and "Deutschland 83" - what a horrible Auntie!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on January 19, 2016, 01:20:07 PM
The BBC's lavish new production of "War and Peace" and "Deutschland 83" - what a horrible Auntie!

Enjoying both of those.
Also ITV's 'Jericho' which is like a Frontier Western only set in Victorian Yorkshire.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: slaughterboy on January 19, 2016, 07:49:39 PM
Saw 'Hateful 8'.

Typical Tarantino: good fun, great dialogue, ridiculously gratuitous use of the ' N ' word and tons of bloody gore.

Marvellous  ;)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: GJ on January 19, 2016, 09:19:42 PM
The Human Centipede- great film, very funny. However Mrs GJ didn't agree. I'll have to watch part2 on my own.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on January 20, 2016, 09:14:52 AM
The Human Centipede

Heard the title years ago and got sick just from reading about it...  :P  ;)

Don't look it up unless you got a tough stomach!  ::)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on January 20, 2016, 02:20:26 PM
The Human Centipede- great film, very funny. However Mrs GJ didn't agree. I'll have to watch part2 on my own.

I saw about half hour of the first one and switched off. Not my cup of tea.
But if you liked it then enjoy Part 2....and Part 3. Yes they made a 3rd one.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on January 20, 2016, 04:32:21 PM
http://io9.gizmodo.com/5571275/human-centipede-cat-toy-for-kittens-and-masochists

I may have to get one for my pussies!

Ooh err Matron!, etc., etc.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Alan on January 20, 2016, 06:07:47 PM
Finally saw a Star Wars film - the new one. Enjoyable enough but can't really see what the fuss is all about and I am a sci-fi fan generally...

Having seen Fred's post maybe I should see a Carry On film again...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on January 20, 2016, 06:37:52 PM
Great idea - and me and my pussy are unanimous in that!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joob8_A6X94
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Alan on January 20, 2016, 06:59:50 PM
Seems reasonable...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on January 24, 2016, 11:17:38 AM
Finally saw a Star Wars film - the new one. Enjoyable enough but can't really see what the fuss is all about and I am a sci-fi fan generally...

Saw it too. Basically it's a re-telling of the story of the first film (Episode IV), but bringing in some new characters whilst including the old heroes (which is probably an attempt to please everyone). Not a big fan myself, but I think its "look" is closer to the old saga than the newer films (Episode I-III), which is of course what many fans love.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: EastKentTaff on January 25, 2016, 07:03:37 PM
Now that we have finally caught up with EastEnders and Corrie from Christmas, I can now start watching some of my Xmas box-sets.

So pray silence for The Good Life, The Munsters & The Addams Family....
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Post by: slaughterboy on January 25, 2016, 08:18:29 PM
Now that we have finally caught up with EastEnders and Corrie from Christmas, I can now start watching some of my Xmas box-sets.

So pray silence for The Good Life, The Munsters & The Addams Family....

Cutting edge there Phil ;)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: EastKentTaff on January 26, 2016, 02:35:57 PM
Now that we have finally caught up with EastEnders and Corrie from Christmas, I can now start watching some of my Xmas box-sets.

So pray silence for The Good Life, The Munsters & The Addams Family....

Cutting edge there Phil ;)


I know, but what a trio!!!  Felicity, Yvonne de Carlo & Carolyn Jones...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: slaughterboy on January 26, 2016, 07:00:42 PM
Now that we have finally caught up with EastEnders and Corrie from Christmas, I can now start watching some of my Xmas box-sets.

So pray silence for The Good Life, The Munsters & The Addams Family....

Cutting edge there Phil ;)


I know, but what a trio!!!  Felicity, Yvonne de Carlo & Carolyn Jones...
"...Felicity, Felicity, you fill me with electricity..."

Ah...wise words, Rik Mayell!  ;D

Back then, la Kendal was a vision of posh loveliness.

Not so much now...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: EastKentTaff on January 26, 2016, 07:03:24 PM
Now that we have finally caught up with EastEnders and Corrie from Christmas, I can now start watching some of my Xmas box-sets.

So pray silence for The Good Life, The Munsters & The Addams Family....

Cutting edge there Phil ;)


I know, but what a trio!!!  Felicity, Yvonne de Carlo & Carolyn Jones...
"...Felicity, Felicity, you fill me with electricity..."

Ah...wise words, Rik Mayell!  ;D

Back then, la Kendal was a vision of posh loveliness.

Not so much now...

But you wouldn't say no, even now!!!
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Post by: Fred21 on January 27, 2016, 05:15:53 PM
The "new" X-Files - great to see Fox and Dana back together.

It's all true you know. Why they try to pretend its a drama I'll never know!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: slaughterboy on January 27, 2016, 07:04:17 PM
Now that we have finally caught up with EastEnders and Corrie from Christmas, I can now start watching some of my Xmas box-sets.

So pray silence for The Good Life, The Munsters & The Addams Family....

Cutting edge there Phil ;)


I know, but what a trio!!!  Felicity, Yvonne de Carlo & Carolyn Jones...
"...Felicity, Felicity, you fill me with electricity..."

Ah...wise words, Rik Mayell!  ;D

Back then, la Kendal was a vision of posh loveliness.

Not so much now...

But you wouldn't say no, even now!!!

Wanna bet?!  :D
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on January 27, 2016, 08:30:35 PM
Yeah - I mean...

...two of them are dead!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: EastKentTaff on January 28, 2016, 12:07:32 PM
Yeah - I mean...

...two of them are dead!

Well spotted Fred...

BTW.  Phil Collins maybe back on tour..  (I can feel the wrath from here!!!)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on January 28, 2016, 12:39:37 PM
But will you feel it coming in the air tonight?








Oh Lord!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on February 04, 2016, 12:05:09 PM
Saw 'Hateful 8'.

Typical Tarantino: good fun, great dialogue, ridiculously gratuitous use of the ' N ' word and tons of bloody gore.

Saw it too. Bit too long for my taste, dialogue in Tarantino films used to be wittier. Music by Morricone quite okay.

Next up: maybe "The Revenant".
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: slaughterboy on February 04, 2016, 11:39:55 PM
Saw 'Hateful 8'.

Typical Tarantino: good fun, great dialogue, ridiculously gratuitous use of the ' N ' word and tons of bloody gore.

Saw it too. Bit too long for my taste, dialogue in Tarantino films used to be wittier. Music by Morricone quite okay.

Next up: maybe "The Revenant".

Got warned off of that by friends who have seen it.

Excellent performances from DiCaprio and Hardy apparently, but the film is unremittingly grim and miserable.

I'm giving it a miss
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on February 05, 2016, 10:17:48 AM
Mate said it's worth it for the landscape alone...  8)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on February 12, 2016, 01:17:21 PM
"Fargo" (tv series): very good, same atmosphere as in the movie of the same name (Coen Brothers are exec producers here), also based on a violent, but true story (presented with a dark kind of humour)!  8)
https://youtu.be/EwP7uIY-3N4
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on February 12, 2016, 02:05:51 PM
"Fargo" (tv series): very good, same atmosphere as in the movie of the same name (Coen Brothers are exec producers here), also based on a violent, but true story (presented with a dark kind of humour)!  8)
https://youtu.be/EwP7uIY-3N4

Series 1? There's a Series 2 as well. Both excellent.

I'm not watching, but waiting to watch, Seasons 5 & 6 of 'Justified'.
For some reason the UK decided not to show the last two seasons (not that I could see anyway) so I've ordered the DVDs.
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Post by: Uli on February 12, 2016, 03:50:48 PM
Series 1? There's a Series 2 as well. Both excellent.

Yep, season 1. I think 2 is not out in Germany yet.
I'm always a bit behind what's current and I don't do "streaming" (yet).  ;)

I'm not watching, but waiting to watch, Seasons 5 & 6 of 'Justified'.
For some reason the UK decided not to show the last two seasons (not that I could see anyway) so I've ordered the DVDs.

That can be a problem sometimes! German tv channels showed some interesting series (saw a bit of Justified too) and I liked them, but then I hear there's dvds of season 3 or so and I wonder why I only saw 1+2 on German telly.  ::)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on February 14, 2016, 04:54:42 PM
Final 'Deutschland 83' episode tonight.

Will the world end I wonder?

It's all a bit like the recent news from Russia...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on February 15, 2016, 05:15:01 PM
"Suffragette" - not bad at all!  8)

Final 'Deutschland 83' episode tonight.

Nice to see this being so recognised outside of Germany!
Saw a few episodes, but wasn't totally convinced... so far.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on February 15, 2016, 05:50:27 PM
Final 'Deutschland 83' episode tonight.

Will the world end I wonder?

It's all a bit like the recent news from Russia...

Actually last two episodes back-to-back.
I'm watching on catch up tonight.
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 15, 2016, 09:59:09 PM
New Walking Dead series tonight at same time as Vinyl starts on evil Sky.

Record one and watch the other right now.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on February 15, 2016, 10:55:12 PM
I thought "Deutschland 83" was very good. I won't spoil the ending for you Uli - but the world didn't end in '83, so you can probably have a guess at it...

Was it very popular in Germany?

Looking forward to watching "Vinyl" via a sea-going thieves website later!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on February 16, 2016, 11:27:45 AM
I thought "Deutschland 83" was very good.

Was it very popular in Germany?

Sadly not. Producers weren't happy about the dwindling number of viewers at all.
I didn't think it was that bad, but as you mentioned we already know the world didn't end in '83, so that kinda "tension" isn't there for me really.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on February 16, 2016, 12:56:15 PM
Still more than enough sub-plots to make it worth watching through to the end Uli. If you've seen some of it, I'd stick with it. However...

WARNING: This series contains some horrific 1980's 'popular music'.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on February 16, 2016, 03:37:59 PM
WARNING: This series contains some horrific 1980's 'popular music'.

Yeah, I noticed that... maybe that's why I didn't stick with it.  ::)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on February 16, 2016, 04:23:43 PM
WARNING: This series contains some horrific 1980's 'popular music'.

We're not gonna sit in silence.....
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on February 16, 2016, 05:11:02 PM
Oh yes we did - thank God for subtitles!!!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on February 25, 2016, 11:00:24 AM
Midnight Special:
https://youtu.be/oVgxxdu-gJc

Watched this in cinema because I liked the director's previous movies "Mud" & "Take Shelter".
Enjoyed this one too.  8)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on March 09, 2016, 11:25:38 AM
Latest offering from the Coen Brothers "Hail Caesar":
https://youtu.be/kMqeoW3XRa0

I liked it, very entertaining plus they make fun of "typical" Hollywood movies from that time.  ;D
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Alan on March 11, 2016, 06:50:56 PM
Saw the new Dad's Army film and despite the bad reviews really enjoyed it. Yes the series is better but it was still a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours..

Getting near the end of Icelandic-noir Trapped which has been fun too, albeit in a miserable freezing kind of way. Plus tonight 'Stop Start' begins which I loved (along with Fred) on the radio so I hope it is OK on the TV although the cast has changed further....
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on March 12, 2016, 01:11:24 PM
Stop/Start was good, but I didn't laugh as much as I did at the radio version.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on April 30, 2016, 02:15:53 PM
I can see how showing this to students could be a useful learning exercise if they had to point out the obvious biological errors:

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/teacher-suspended-from-school-for-showing-kids-the/406007

That being said, I'd still expect the sack!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on May 01, 2016, 12:35:01 PM
'Flowers' on Channel 4.
Very dark comedy.
We loved it.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on May 13, 2016, 12:12:49 AM
The excellent, excellent, EXCELLENT "Peaky Blinders".

Didn't see tonight's ending coming...!!!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on May 13, 2016, 08:20:00 AM
The excellent, excellent, EXCELLENT "Peaky Blinders".

Didn't see tonight's ending coming...!!!

A shocker.

I'm also watching 'Orphan Black' Season 4 on Netflix. First 4 episodes up so far.

And I also watched all of Seasons 1 & 2 of 'iZombie' cause once I started I couldn't stop. It reminded me of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' with the same kind of humour. I watched 32 episodes in a week. I became a TV junkie....
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on May 14, 2016, 10:00:19 AM
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/13/barbara-crampton-replace-rebecca-forsythe
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...the actress recently wrapped another movie, called Replace. Directed by firsttime filmmaker Norbert Keil, this horror-thriller stars Rebecca Forsythe (We Are Your Friends) as a young woman who is afflicted with a strange disease. When she starts to age rapidly, she discovers that she can replace her own skin with the flesh of others to maintain her beauty. In addition to Forsythe and Crampton, Replace stars Lucie Aron and Sean Knopp, while the script was written by Keil and Richard Stanley, the director of Hardware and Dust Devil.
“Richard and& Norbert’s script tells such a unique and rare story, I’m very proud to be able to bring it to the screen, especially working with such a great creative team,” said producer Felix von Poser, in a statement. Poser’s company, Sparkling Pictures, oversaw the film’s production in collaboration with Canada’s Ultra 8 Pictures, as well as Germany’s EMF Filmproduktion and Gerhard Lidl Film.

Could be interesting!  8)

The excellent, excellent, EXCELLENT "Peaky Blinders".

Now I wish I'd watched it when it was on French-German channel "Arte".  :(
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on May 14, 2016, 04:07:21 PM
It is BRILLIANT Uli - I'm sure you can stream it from many a website. Well worth following from the start as the storylines, acting and cast are superb.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b045fz8r
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: GJ on May 14, 2016, 08:48:13 PM
Birdman - got rave reviews. Don't know why, So boring. Gave up half way through.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Alan on May 15, 2016, 05:46:49 PM
Here's a theatrical production for you featuring a certain Charlotte James, who has attended the odd TV Smith gig or two and even song one:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUULQ0eKSUw :

http://thecockpit.org.uk/show/blue_stockings

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiSO40-WEAAvi2w.jpg:large)

So if you fancy a show in London in July I can recommend this one!


Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on May 15, 2016, 10:15:06 PM
I didn't realise she'd married Brian James - you must be very proud Alan!

Seriously, is this a bit of a David Jones/Bowie situation? (There's no escaping The Monkees this week!)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Alan on May 15, 2016, 11:10:06 PM
aha old family name - all actors need a unique stage name!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on May 21, 2016, 02:22:50 PM
Cream-crackered after yesterday, so both the Scottish and English cup finals I think!
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Post by: Fred21 on May 21, 2016, 04:03:28 PM
What a cracking first half - Rangers 1 - Hibs 1!
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Post by: Fred21 on May 21, 2016, 05:00:19 PM
...and an even better second half!

An injury time winner and (hopefully avoided) near riot - what more do you want?

The year of the underdog continues - over to The Captain's beloved Crystal Palace...
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Post by: Rockula on May 21, 2016, 06:52:30 PM
Tonight I will be watching 'Don't You Wish That We Were Dead' 'cause it arrived this morning and was waiting for me when I got home from the RAH.

Says it was shipped from the USA on Thursday so that is mighty quick.
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Post by: Uli on May 22, 2016, 11:59:39 AM
Should know better than to re-watch "The Da Vinci Code"... but there's still some "symbolism" to discover in some scenes. And I recognised a couple sitting in a bus (very short guest appearance), I know their faces because they're part of the 'Sauniere Society'.  :o

Tonight I will be watching 'Don't You Wish That We Were Dead' 'cause it arrived this morning and was waiting for me when I got home from the RAH.

Says it was shipped from the USA on Thursday so that is mighty quick.

Wow! Wish I had a region-free player, then I could order it. Never mind, I'll wait (or watch it on yt, if I can't!)...
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Post by: Fred21 on May 29, 2016, 03:17:38 PM
Might be interesting:

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/quadrophenia-sequel-to-shoot-this-summer-37-years-/407901

http://music-news.com/news/UK/97859/Quadrophenia-sequel-to-continue-story-with-original-cast
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Post by: Rockula on May 29, 2016, 05:33:48 PM
Tonight I will be watching 'Don't You Wish That We Were Dead' 'cause it arrived this morning and was waiting for me when I got home from the RAH.

Says it was shipped from the USA on Thursday so that is mighty quick.

Wow! Wish I had a region-free player, then I could order it. Never mind, I'll wait (or watch it on yt, if I can't!)...
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Both the DVD and Blu-ray are completely 'Region Free' and play anywhere.
You can also order it from Amazon in Germany.
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Post by: Uli on May 30, 2016, 07:56:05 AM
Both the DVD and Blu-ray are completely 'Region Free' and play anywhere.
You can also order it from Amazon in Germany.

GREAT news! Thanks, I read about region-free somewhere and was going to ask you about this!
Will order soon, something to look forward to.  8)
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Post by: Fred21 on June 09, 2016, 01:21:37 PM
I'm really, REALLY looking forward to the last episode of series 3 of "Peaky Blinders" tonight. Will they pull off their plans and emerge victorious or will they be wiped out by their various enemies?!

The suspense is killing me!






What's that? The BBC have ordered two more series?

Thanks Beeb!

Why they couldn't wait until AFTER tonight I don't know... Blah, blah, blah... Moan, moan, moan...
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Post by: Alan on June 09, 2016, 01:42:48 PM
You are a grumbling heavyweight bastard and no mistake!
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Post by: Rockula on June 09, 2016, 05:09:02 PM
Yup. 'Peaky Blinders' tonight.

But I'm also enjoying Season 3 of 'Vikings'.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 09, 2016, 05:17:38 PM
Oh, it was good too!
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Post by: Fred21 on June 10, 2016, 11:49:07 AM
...and wasn't the Series 3 climax of "Peaky Blinders" EXCELLENT too - more twists and turns than a piggy-wig's tail!
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Post by: Uli on June 14, 2016, 10:05:15 AM
Evening entertainment is secured for tonight!!!
The Damned - Don't You Wish That We Were Dead has just arrived.  :D  8)

As it says on the back cover, I expect something "raw, funny, intimate and at times heart-breakingly sad"...
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Post by: Rockula on June 14, 2016, 11:34:12 AM
Last night it was 'Deadpool'.

Loved it.
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Post by: Uli on June 15, 2016, 09:10:47 AM
"True Detective" season 2.
Different from the 1st one, but also very good so far.
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Post by: Rockula on June 15, 2016, 01:05:34 PM
Last night I watched 'There Will Be Blood', the 2007 multi-award winning film starring Daniel Day Lewis.

I was bored to tears. Stuck with it 'til the end but wish I hadn't.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 15, 2016, 01:33:46 PM
I've never fancied that movie as I thought that might be the case - but I've done it with others. I hate those films that you stick with and wait for it to make sense/get interesting...

...and then they end!

A film that doesn't make a lot of sense, but I've now watched twice (it was on again over the weekend) is Valhalla Rising. I'm not sure why, but I like it. It's still on iPlayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01gw22b/valhalla-rising
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Post by: Uli on June 18, 2016, 01:26:44 PM
Now I'm not normally one to complain about the f***in' weather, but it's been so much rain for weeks now...  ::)
(At least I went to a castle this morning and it was okay, until the rain clouds came closer, so I fled.)
 
Not much to plan for today but re-watching the Damned doc and continuing with True Detective.
Also listening to some music. It's "Tag der Musik" in Germany, I read today.  8)
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Post by: Uli on August 05, 2016, 12:32:09 PM
As Fred had been wondering: I heard/read a rumour that "Deutschland 83" will be continued. Apparently scripts for "Deutschland 86" are being written. (The success abroad was much bigger as in Germany.)

Btw, is "The Americans" something like the, erm, American version of it?  ???

What's that? The BBC have ordered two more series?

Good news. Peaky Blinders season 1+2 were excellent indeed. Now waiting for 3 to turn up in Germany.
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Post by: Fred21 on August 05, 2016, 01:39:46 PM
Good news, but I've never seen "The Americans" I'm afraid. I've seen some trailers, but it looked a tad boring.

Why wait?

There are sites out there you can access it from now apparently...
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Post by: Uli on August 05, 2016, 02:03:41 PM
Why wait?

Why not? I'll have to wait for 4+5 anyway.  ;) Also, I spend enough time in the "office", while my telly is still "offline" (plus it is better picture quality than the monitor probably)...
And I might watch other things, like "Boardwalk Empire", in the meantime.
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Post by: Fred21 on August 05, 2016, 02:05:37 PM
Now that's almost as good...
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Post by: Fred21 on August 05, 2016, 02:19:16 PM
Talking of "Peaky Blinders", I see that Cillian Murphy is also appearing in the forthcoming "Dunkirk" epic. I'm all for authenticity, but if the story about crashing the vintage aircraft is true, I wish it wasn't:

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/watch-the-first-teaser-for-christopher-nolan-s-wor/414070
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Post by: Rockula on August 05, 2016, 05:02:00 PM
Somehow I managed to forget to buy the DVD of the 2007 100 Club gig at the time, or I did and lost it.
Either way I picked one up yesterday.
So that'll be on the player tonight.
After 'The Out-Laws' anyway.  :D
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Post by: Fred21 on August 05, 2016, 11:14:29 PM
Uli - did they show "Peaky Blinders" with subtitles or dub it into German? I'm asking since, to British viewers anyway, the accents and slang are important to show the differences between where the characters come from and what class they are, etc.
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Post by: Uli on August 06, 2016, 09:33:13 AM
Uli - did they show "Peaky Blinders" with subtitles or dub it into German?

I don't know! I missed the broadcast on "arte" (where, sometimes, you can choose between German and French), but I think it was "synchronised" (they usually do). I bought the Blu-Ray (1&2 together) and watched in original language (admittedly some are difficult to understand - good thing you can choose English or German subtitles).  8)
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Post by: Fred21 on August 06, 2016, 02:15:50 PM
Nice one!
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Post by: Uli on August 13, 2016, 09:46:40 AM
Now I would like to watch "The Path", but it's only on "Hulu" (don't even know what that is...) so far (maybe later on dvd):

http://moviepilot.com/posts/4027715

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You may hear of shows being referred to as 'cult' drama, but Hulu's The Path is — in more ways than one — the cult show you need to be watching. The Path follows an obscure religious sect in upstate New York under the sinister paternalism of their charismatic leader...
What seems a happy, peace-loving compound rapidly deteriorates as followers begin to question the upper echelons of a faith that punishes dissent harshly... and even fatally. What makes The Path so chilling is that there are numerous instances of real life cults abusing the rights of their followers.

Real life parallel: The Church of Scientology. The deranged cult beloved of people with more money than sense tricks members into attaining new 'levels' with increasingly colorful names like 'Psychic Telekinesis Thetan Unleashed' and 'Supreme Being'. If all this nonsense sounds like something a sci-fi author would dream up, that's because it is. Write L. Ron Hubbard invented Scientology in 1954 purely to avoid paying taxes if he could prove he'd founded a religious organization, but eventually started believing his own ramblings.
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Post by: slaughterboy on August 18, 2016, 12:08:24 AM
Saw Suicide Squad tonight.

Total bollocks but oddly enjoyable.

It's like the script writers got driven to the dance but blew their chance with the prom queen, got shit-faced as a result and crashed the stolen taxi on the way home.

Every single aspect, plot line and character reference has been blatantly lifted.

Probably the only reason it (kind of) works.
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Post by: Uli on August 18, 2016, 09:12:30 AM
Not sure if I should watch it now, after that "recommendation", slaughterboy.  ;)

Recently I re-watched "Gangs Of New York" on dvd (been a long time). Seemed almost like a "new" movie to me, as I'd forgotten very much about it.  ;D
If Tj (anyone remember Tj?) were still around, I'd mention that Richard Strange gets a credit as "undertaker", but I didn't spot him.  :-\
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Post by: slaughterboy on August 18, 2016, 10:03:02 AM
Don't take my jaundiced eyed view as gospel Uli. I'm a cynic of renown y'know  :)

Mrs S went off the film at about the halfway point though. She's not much of one to suspend her disbelief, even when watching a team of cartoon superheroes battling through impossible peril. Lot of sighing and tutting went down.

I did enjoy it though, despite of the nonsense  :)
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Post by: Uli on August 18, 2016, 11:20:40 AM
Don't take my jaundiced eyed view as gospel Uli.

No worry, from what I've read about the movie, you're spot on!  8)
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Post by: Alan on August 22, 2016, 04:28:39 PM
Went for Kink's this week at the Theatre.... saw Kinky Boots one night, which was great fun, followed by the Kinks Biopic Sunny Afternoon which was excellent and somehow managed to convey a real sense of rock'n'roll. Mind you for the kinks we were sitting right at the front, where they had organised it like a Club, so we sat at a table beneath the stage and it was very loud when the guitars rocked.

Apparently the Kinks show is closing in London so recommend catching it - (we got our tickets amazingly cheap) or maybe see it when in goes on 'tour' after the West End closes.
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Post by: Fred21 on August 22, 2016, 05:33:07 PM
Thanks for the recommendation - I do fancy "Sunny Afternoon".
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Post by: Rockula on August 22, 2016, 06:45:40 PM
Something different for us this week.
The six-part mini-series 'Someone Knows My Name' also known as 'The Book of Negroes'.

''The Book of Negroes is a miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Lawrence Hill. The six-part miniseries derives its origins from the historical document Book of Negroes and tells the story of a woman forcefully brought to South Carolina from West Africa at the time of the American Revolution.''

We've watched the first 3 parts and we'll probably watch the last 3 tomorrow.

Tonight it's 'Ripper Street' series 4 'cause we don't have Amazon Prime so didn't see it on that.
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Post by: Uli on September 28, 2016, 07:51:57 PM
Been watching only a few episodes of "Boardwalk Empire" so far and was impressed - very good, very promising.  8)
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Post by: Fred21 on September 28, 2016, 09:51:09 PM
Oh, it's excellent.

I've felt a bit crap so probably watched too much recently - and it was all a bit remake/remodel as Roxy used to say.

The Magnificent Seven: More like the incipient seven. So intent on being PC that they forgot to make the story their own and the music isn't a patch on the original either.

The Blair Witch: They forgot to add "Project" as it's almost a shot-by-shot remake of the first one. Better than the second one, but that's not hard!

The Exorcist: TV series based on the classic book/movie - shows promise...
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Post by: Uli on November 12, 2016, 01:38:58 PM
Oh, it's excellent.

It is indeed. I'm now looking forward to watching season 3 of Boardwalk Empire!
(Been moving forward slowly... trying to enjoy it, rather than watching loads of episodes in 1 weekend...)
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Post by: Uli on November 20, 2016, 07:31:29 PM
http://beneaththeunderground.com/digging-deep-filmmaker-richard-stanley/
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Post by: Uli on December 17, 2016, 08:05:07 PM
Season 4 of Boardwalk Empire at the moment (but not for long - Season 5 isn't far).  8)
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Post by: Uli on December 30, 2016, 11:37:52 AM
Before the year is over, I will finish watching "Boardwalk Empire"...

Looking forward to "Better Call Saul" season 2 - it's not as exciting as "Breaking Bad", but still quite good.
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Post by: Uli on January 10, 2017, 10:24:29 AM
Not "this week", but the new "Twin Peaks" will premiere in May...
http://ew.com/tv/2017/01/09/twin-peaks-premiere-date/
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The long wait for the return of Twin Peaks finally has an end date.

Showtime’s revival of the cult favorite 1990s series will debut Sunday, May 21.

The premiere will be two hours. All told, there will be 18 hours, with David Lynch directing and most of the original cast on board.

“The thing about Twin Peaks, and this new version of Twin Peaks, is it rewards close watching,” Nevins said. “It was an original social media discussion show before the tools of fan engagement really existed. That’s one reason why David is so particular about secrecy. It will really reward close watching and [piecing] things together over time.”

The last sentence is good... that's what I liked about the first 2 seasons back in the 90ies!  8)
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Post by: Rockula on January 10, 2017, 01:15:37 PM
In the last week I have watched 'The OA' (weird sci-fi), 'Beyond' (more weird sci-fi) and 'The Break' (a.k.a. La Treve) (Belgian Police 'noir') all on Netflix. Enjoyed all three.


Also enjoyed episode 1 of Tom Hardy in 'Taboo' on BBC1.'
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Post by: slaughterboy on January 12, 2017, 12:47:52 AM
...Also enjoyed episode 1 of Tom Hardy in 'Taboo' on BBC1.'

Recorded and waiting for me to stop faffing about and find some time to view it   ::)
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Post by: Uli on January 26, 2017, 12:45:48 PM
Not been in a cinema for quite a long time, this had to change...
"Hell or high water"
https://youtu.be/JQoqsKoJVDw

Not a bad movie, not as good as "No country for old men" (of course).  8)
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Post by: Fred21 on January 26, 2017, 02:46:41 PM
I hate going to the cinema as I can't sit that long with my arthritis, but Trainspotting/T2 might change that...
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Post by: Rockula on January 26, 2017, 03:26:18 PM
I hate going to the cinema as I can't sit that long with my arthritis, but Trainspotting/T2 might change that...

Same here.
Xa gets discounts for the Barbican which has a nice cinema which usually only has real film fans and no kids eating crisps or talking on their mobiles.  ;D
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Post by: Uli on January 26, 2017, 04:00:41 PM
I hate going to the cinema as I can't sit that long with my arthritis, but Trainspotting/T2 might change that...

Same here.
... nice cinema which usually only has real film fans and no kids eating crisps or talking on their mobiles.  ;D

Well with such "kids" present I hate cinema too. Which is why I mostly choose "strange" films or small cinemas at strange times (Monday evening, original language versions etc).
Yesterday I was in a "cineplex" but had the row for myself (with only 6 more persons present, as it was the original American version - no subtitles)!   :D
Sitting for 2 hours can be problematic indeed (as I often choose the not-too poshy "underground" cinemas with old seats).
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Post by: slaughterboy on January 26, 2017, 10:14:02 PM
...Also enjoyed episode 1 of Tom Hardy in 'Taboo' on BBC1.'

Recorded and waiting for me to stop faffing about and find some time to view it   ::)

Far better than I'd expected.

Intriguing...
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Post by: Fred21 on January 27, 2017, 03:11:51 AM
Yes, I recently caught up with this - it's no 'Peaky Blinders', but enjoyable enough so far.

I'm also enjoying the return of some old favourites: No Offence, Vikings, Lucifer - and Sherlock was brilliant as ever.

I also streamed 'Hacksaw Ridge' the other night. It's very good, not brilliant as it's a bit too "Hollywood-ised", but well worth watching.

About as far from Hollywood as you can get is Roman Polanski's "Venus in Furs" which I streamed from the BBC. Yep, I only watched it due to the Velvet Underground connection, but its very thought-provoking. It's a two-hander with Roman's wife and an actor that looks like a younger Roman Polanski. Well worth sticking with to the end...
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Post by: Fred21 on January 27, 2017, 03:13:02 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04d1jp7/venus-in-fur
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Post by: Uli on January 27, 2017, 11:18:37 AM
About as far from Hollywood as you can get is Roman Polanski's "Venus in Furs" which I streamed from the BBC.

Watched this in a cinema a few years ago. Was okay...
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Post by: Fred21 on January 27, 2017, 11:29:37 AM
I thought that her performance was stunning and I loved the twists and turns in it - an unexpected delight.

"Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart!"
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Post by: Rockula on January 27, 2017, 04:08:26 PM
I've been watching 'Scorpion' on Netflix.
It's from the same people who make NCIS but it's about a bunch of dysfunctional, OCD type geniuses who solve problems, fight crime and generally help people. Like 'The A-Team' for nerds.
It's not a classic but an adequate time waster.

I also watched 'The Girl with All the Gifts' the 2016 British post-apocalyptic zombie horror drama.
It managed to have some new ideas about zombies which always pleases me.

And tonight I think I might watch 'IBoy'.
''Tom is an average teenager whose world is turned on its head when a violent encounter with local thugs leaves fragments of his shattered smartphone embedded in his brain. He wakes from a coma to discover that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers. With these new powers he sets out to seek revenge on the gang, who also assaulted his best friend Lucy.''
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 19, 2017, 08:30:52 AM
Have been to see 'La La Land' and 'Toni Erdmann' in the last two weekends.

The former is a so-so musical chick-flick with less than average dancing and a rom-com theme: not going on the 'Must buy the DVD' list.

The latter is a good film, well acted and a moral tale of our time.

See it before Jack Nicholson and Kirsten Wigg (apparently) dump on its memory in a mooted remake  ::)
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 19, 2017, 09:05:46 PM
Incidently...bumped into Arthur from The Lurkers on the way to the cinema! He was playing at The New Cross Inn on Saturday night (unbeknownst to us) and he was walking along the pavement outside the pub while we were heading towards the cinema.

Just a weird coincidence...
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Post by: Uli on February 20, 2017, 09:40:32 AM
The latter is a good film, well acted and a moral tale of our time.

"Toni Erdmann" was showered with so much praise in Germany, that I decided not to watch it. (Also, the sheer length of it put me off a bit...)  :-\
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Post by: slaughterboy on February 20, 2017, 09:45:23 PM
The latter is a good film, well acted and a moral tale of our time.

"Toni Erdmann" was showered with so much praise in Germany, that I decided not to watch it. (Also, the sheer length of it put me off a bit...)  :-\

It could certainly do with having about 15-20 mins trimmed from it but, otherwise,  well worth a look Uli.

Didn't feel too much like a near 3-hr film.
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Post by: Uli on February 21, 2017, 02:10:05 PM
It could certainly do with having about 15-20 mins trimmed from it but, otherwise,  well worth a look Uli.

Well it's still in some cinemas (months after its start), I might give it a try. (Probably co-financed by German telly, so maybe not too long until it's on tv - of course, if you wait for something, it'll take ages...)  8)
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Post by: Uli on March 06, 2017, 10:44:38 AM
Yesterday I watched "A cure for wellness" - I was kinda surprised the "castle" in the Alps looked so familiar to me, no wonder as it's the "Hohenzollern" castle and the Alps were "pasted" into the picture! (The inner court and other things were filmed elsewhere though.)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4731136/plotsummary?ref_=ttmi_stry_pl

This could be an interesting documentary:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/rumble-indians-who-rocked-world-film-review-sundance-2017-967199
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Post by: Fred21 on March 06, 2017, 01:14:06 PM
Thanks for that Uli - I fancy seeing that documentary.
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Post by: Rockula on March 06, 2017, 02:18:45 PM
Guilty pleasure.

I started watching 'Once Upon A Time' on Netflix and got kinda 'hooked'....I'm 6 seasons in.

It's like a 'Buffy' kind of thing only not as good but still fun. It's a 'mash-up' of every fairytale, kid's story, fantasy novel and famous character from fiction you can think of. Now it's added Jekyll & Hyde and Captain Nemo....

And I mainly watch it 'cause Robert Carlyle plays a great Rumplestiltskin....  ;D
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Post by: Uli on March 09, 2017, 09:36:54 AM
"Toni Erdmann" was showered with so much praise in Germany, that I decided not to watch it. (Also, the sheer length of it put me off a bit...)  :-\

It could certainly do with having about 15-20 mins trimmed from it but, otherwise,  well worth a look Uli.

Yep, it was good. Some kind of comedy-drama? Anyway, it was quite funny and only very few boring scenes.
Surprising to me was hearing the opening chimes of the Cure's "Plainsong" when the end credits started... (Not bad to hear it, but still not sure if it fits to this movie...)
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Post by: slaughterboy on March 10, 2017, 01:12:47 PM
"Toni Erdmann" was showered with so much praise in Germany, that I decided not to watch it. (Also, the sheer length of it put me off a bit...)  :-\

It could certainly do with having about 15-20 mins trimmed from it but, otherwise,  well worth a look Uli.

Yep, it was good. Some kind of comedy-drama? Anyway, it was quite funny and only very few boring scenes.
Surprising to me was hearing the opening chimes of the Cure's "Plainsong" when the end credits started... (Not bad to hear it, but still not sure if it fits to this movie...)

The director and female lead say they are 'puzzled' by critics description of the film as 'comedy'. They are adamant
that it is a 'drama'. Maybe they've got a point, but it's a bit disingenuous of them to deny the humour of the work. I guess that all they're trying to do is to stop it from just being categorised incorrectly. I suppose TV would feel the same if someone described him as a singer of 'comedic' songs based purely on hearing something like 'Complaints Dept'.

Artists, eh?!  ::)
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Post by: Uli on March 10, 2017, 04:57:44 PM
I guess that all they're trying to do is to stop it from just being categorised incorrectly.

Yeah, maybe they try to avoid people thinking it's like these typical Hollywood comedies (like, I don't know... "American Pie" or similar rubbish)! It is drama, but with lotsa humour as well.
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Post by: Uli on March 22, 2017, 01:22:54 PM
I guess it's time to watch "T2 - Trainspotting" this week next week.  8)
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Post by: Uli on March 23, 2017, 03:05:14 PM
http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/news/entertainment-weekly-twin-peaks-covers/
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Post by: Uli on April 10, 2017, 01:48:14 PM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hbo-europe-sky-germany-take-twin-peaks-revival-992344

I don't receive Sky Germany, but I guess there will be ways to watch it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWWd-4pi3zQ
And last week I did go see T2, it was alright, but not a patch on the first part...
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Post by: Uli on May 16, 2017, 11:33:09 AM
While reading Steve Jones' book, I of course got the idea of watching my old video cassette (VHS) of "The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle". Sound & picture quality was still okay (after 20 years or so)! The film itself is a load of bollocks in many ways!  ;D
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Post by: Rockula on May 16, 2017, 12:01:24 PM
Last night I watched all of 'Cleverman' on Netflix.

It was weird. That's it. That's my review.
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Post by: Uli on May 17, 2017, 03:42:48 PM
Whoaa, I can't wait to watch this, hopefully I will find a way (there always is online, I guess)...

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/david-lynch-talks-twin-peaks-revival-mulholland-drive-w482337

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The season premiere of Twin Peaks is days away, and there is hardly any information about its episodes available. The synopsis for the first two episodes quizzically reads, "The stars turn and a time presents itself." Naturally, this is exactly what filmmaker David Lynch wants. (...)

One scene in the final episode showed murder victim Palmer in the show's Black Lodge netherworld, snapping her fingers and telling Kyle MacLachlan's FBI agent character, "I'll see you again in 25 years." It was this sentence, and the occasion of the episode's silver anniversary, that prompted Lynch to team again with co-creator Mark Frost to write 18 new episodes of the series that pick up a quarter of a century after the events of the first two seasons.
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Post by: Uli on May 20, 2017, 10:51:33 AM
Well, another documentary which should be interesting!

https://filmink.com.au/2017/new-doco-descent-maelstrom-brings-radio-birdman-big-screen/
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“Descent into the Maelstrom isn’t just the story of Radio Birdman, it’s the story of a scene, a movement, in Australia, started by the band. It’s about doing your music, and your art without compromise, when everyone tries to shut you down. Radio Birdman inspired the outsiders in Australian society to do their own thing.
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Post by: Uli on May 21, 2017, 05:59:07 PM
Tomorrow I will probably see...
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/18119494229543nd6kywcstf.jpg)
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 21, 2017, 07:11:24 PM
Me too  :)
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 27, 2017, 07:35:00 AM
Went to see the very funny Mindhorn at The Ritzy in Brixton (where me, Mrs S + John & Sophie saw TV play a couple of years ago) last night.

I'm a 'Boosh' fan so this was a must  :)
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Post by: Uli on May 31, 2017, 09:57:41 AM
Don't read this if you haven't watched it yet...

http://www.16-9.dk/2017/05/returning-to-twin-peaks/
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This article explores the first four parts of the new Twin Peaks, focusing on the strategies and secrecy surrounding the new series, the combination of old and new, and the expansive nature of the Twin Peaks storyworld, now including fragments, faces and motifs from Lynch’s earlier productions.
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Post by: slaughterboy on May 31, 2017, 10:08:40 PM
Dr Strange tonight.

Good film with lots of English (ie cheap) actors.

Unusual film, not least in that two of the leading, cheap, English actors go by the name of Benedict.
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Post by: Rockula on June 01, 2017, 11:45:54 AM
Watching 'Into The Badlands' Series 1 on DVD.

It's about a warrior and a young boy who journey through a dangerous, post-Apocalyptic, feudal land seeking enlightenment.

It's also very violent with lots of swords and knives.

They showed it on one of those channels I don't have and a friend recommended it so I bought the uncut US DVD.

Enjoying it so far but I'm only 3 episodes in...
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Post by: Uli on June 03, 2017, 03:27:37 PM
On Thursday "arte" will show 3 new episodes from season 3 of "Peaky Blinders"! Whoa, looking forward! (Will get the blu later, it's not out in Germany yet.)  8)

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/twin-peaks-as-art-972866
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Fans of the pie-and-coffee bits of the show, though, might be disappointed. “Twin Peaks: The Return” mainly scraps the quirky small-town melodrama that made the original fun. Instead, what you get is a kind of supernatural mood piece, with a tone that crosses the Coen Brothers at their most mannered with Matthew Barney at his dankest—fitting, maybe, since both took a lot from Lynch.
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Post by: Uli on June 05, 2017, 06:35:33 PM
It's so good to be back in Twin Peaks!  8)

(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18836007_1327717663972015_8176250466291112155_n.jpg?oh=e12343b5c3a6ab1cc08367a9c8b6caae&oe=599EC953)

Again, do not read this before viewing episode 5:
Quote
On the surface, nothing happens in the fifth episode of the Twin Peaks miniseries.

We get introduced to a few new characters, and reintroduced to a few old ones.
https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/6/5/15739126/twin-peaks-part-5-recap-the-return-seyfried
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Post by: Uli on June 07, 2017, 12:10:23 PM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/terry-gilliam-finally-wraps-don-quixote-project-17-years-1010111
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Some 17 years after he first started pre-production, Terry Gilliam has finally wrapped principal photography on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a project once so notoriously beleaguered and stuck in near-mythical "development hell" that a documentary was even made about it.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 23, 2017, 03:45:58 PM
Just heard the review for the movie Baby Driver:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3890160/

It's about a get-away driver with tinnitus who uses music to overcome his condition. Turns out it's a Neat, Neat, Neat trick:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3890160/soundtrack?ref_=tt_trv_snd

The director said he'd recently seen The Damned documentary and heard Dave moaning that the band's music wasn't used in movies enough: "I said to myself 'Dave Vanian is going to be pleased'!"

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Post by: slaughterboy on June 25, 2017, 09:58:35 PM
It's so good to be back in Twin Peaks!  8)

(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18836007_1327717663972015_8176250466291112155_n.jpg?oh=e12343b5c3a6ab1cc08367a9c8b6caae&oe=599EC953)

Again, do not read this before viewing episode 5:
Quote
On the surface, nothing happens in the fifth episode of the Twin Peaks miniseries.

We get introduced to a few new characters, and reintroduced to a few old ones.
https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/6/5/15739126/twin-peaks-part-5-recap-the-return-seyfried

I'm catching up gradually. Tend to watch a couple of episodes one week, then skip the next. Watching #6 as I write.

Typically Lynch: weird, compelling, beautifully shot.
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Post by: slaughterboy on June 25, 2017, 10:03:59 PM
Just heard the review for the movie Baby Driver:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3890160/

It's about a get-away driver with tinnitus who uses music to overcome his condition. Turns out it's a Neat, Neat, Neat trick:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3890160/soundtrack?ref_=tt_trv_snd

The director said he'd recently seen The Damned documentary and heard Dave moaning that the band's music wasn't used in movies enough: "I said to myself 'Dave Vanian is going to be pleased'!"

Hope it's still on at the flicks when I can walk about again.

Rather keen on Edgar Wright fillums  :)
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Post by: Uli on June 26, 2017, 08:54:36 AM
Typically Lynch: weird, compelling, beautifully shot.

It's very "surreal" at times. I enjoyed the scenes which actually play in Twin Peaks the most (hence the screenshot). Got to admit some other scenes seemed pretty long-winded to me.

Considering Lynch & Frost wrote a script and the plan was 9 episodes, which then was changed to 18 episodes, maybe "the real thing" will start with episode 9.  ;D

One thing is certain: the "fans" will have many hidden meanings, codes, symbols etc. to discuss for the next 25 years.  :o
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Post by: Rockula on June 26, 2017, 09:36:43 AM
This week I watched all of 'Boardwalk Empire' that I hadn't seen. Loved it.
I'm now watching 'Deadwood' which I'd never seen. Loving it.
Soon I'll watch 'The Sopranos' which I never saw.

I just got NOW TV.
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Post by: Fred21 on June 26, 2017, 06:56:33 PM
I love all three of those series - you may need to binge on them to help you forget what's going on in the country!
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Post by: Rockula on June 27, 2017, 10:46:10 AM
I know what you mean.
And 'Twin Peaks' is on my list.
Rather wait 'til I can binge on that as well.
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Post by: Uli on June 27, 2017, 10:50:27 AM
Rockula, do not, I repeat DO NOT watch the new Twin Peaks as a binge... 1. Lynch doesn't want this (which is why Showtime airs only one or two episodes at a time) 2. you might go crazy! (honest, you'll need some time to let it sink in...)

I do plan to re-watch "Boardwalk Empire" at some point. No problems with binge-watching there.  8)

Just heard the review for the movie Baby Driver...

Hope it's still on at the flicks when I can walk about again.

Well in Germany it will be on from July 27, so maybe you can walk over.  ;) Get well soon!

Again, do not read this article before viewing Episode 8 of the new TP!! (The quotes I chose can be read though, no details there.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/26/arts/television/twin-peaks-season-3-episode-8-recap.html
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There’s nothing to point to in the history of television that helps describe exactly what this episode attempts. Not even the jarring nightmare sequences from the original series were anything like this hour, which jumps around in time and space in ways that at times seem almost like free association.

Mostly though, this episode is just director David Lynch — one of cinema’s true adventurers — emptying out his subconscious, unabated.

At the start of the hour, before the journey into the past, I jotted down in my notes that the shot of stark headlights on a pitch-dark American roadway in the middle of nowhere was a classic Lynch image, at once familiar and terrifying. But that was a good 10 minutes before Lynch went full “Eraserhead,” transporting us to an otherworldly dimension ...
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Post by: Uli on June 30, 2017, 09:41:49 AM
Just heard the review for the movie Baby Driver:

More details in this article:
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/features/baby-driver-edgar-wright-on-staging-those-musical-action-scenes-w489919
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Post by: Uli on July 10, 2017, 11:03:00 AM
(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19905195_1362837177126730_5407165872235387386_n.jpg?oh=19395d9170dc767bb35819a93d922f05&oe=59CD0723)

Episode #9 was very good, one of my faves so far...
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Post by: Fred21 on July 11, 2017, 12:14:35 AM
http://www.nme.com/news/tv/peaky-blinders-series-four-filming-finishes-2107730
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Post by: slaughterboy on July 11, 2017, 01:01:34 PM
(https://scontent.ftxl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19905195_1362837177126730_5407165872235387386_n.jpg?oh=19395d9170dc767bb35819a93d922f05&oe=59CD0723)

Episode #9 was very good, one of my faves so far...

Will catch up later.

#8 though...woah!!

Made dancing dwarves and Evil Bob look like nursery rhymes...
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Post by: Uli on July 11, 2017, 04:59:18 PM
Will catch up later.

#8 though...woah!!

Ha ha, #8 is a bit of a mind-fuck. I must admit I found it long-winded at times, but fascinating pictures anyway...
If you like to see more of the town itself, #9 is very good, also the storyline(s) pick up a bit of speed.

http://www.nme.com/news/tv/peaky-blinders-series-four-filming-finishes-2107730

Good, so I can probably watch on arte next year.  :)
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Post by: Uli on July 14, 2017, 12:08:33 PM
As it was Harrison Ford's 75th birthday I (re)watched:
Blade Runner (director's cut, released 2007)  8)
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Post by: Uli on July 17, 2017, 05:04:27 PM
Just heard the review for the movie Baby Driver:

More details in this article

And even more about it:
http://screenrant.com/baby-driver-damned-neat-interview/
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Post by: Fred21 on July 20, 2017, 04:12:12 PM
When I heard Toyah's name mentioned the other day, it suddenly made me think of the episode of "Shoestring" that she was in. This was a bloody awful series and I only watched it then, and now, as I really liked "Sheep Farming in Barnett" period Toyah and there is some nice footage of "Neon Womb" and "Danced". I watched it again recently and would recommend that anyone with a spare 45 mins (I'm looking at you here Shayne!) casts an eye over it.

In true "I Spy" tradition here are some questions for you to consider while watching it as you can't really enjoy it for the reasons the producers intended:

1. I'm assuming that Toyah and the band did it for some exposure, but why bother renaming her "Toola"? (Besides the obvious answer!)

2. Why did Chris Jagger do it?

3. Why the hell did Gary Holton do it? He had a career back then!

4. Why did the casting agent think that "Lukewarm" from Porridge would make a believable criminal mastermind - or even a heterosexual? Biggins is great in some things, but he should know his limitations!

5. Can you spot the casual anti-German racism?

6. Why did the writers think that a punk band could make a living playing an end-of-the pier summer season?

7. Just "Why?" in general?

When you have all seven answers, please write them on a postcard, or the back of a stuck-down (why did they never just say "sealed"?) envelope, and post it to 1979.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qFlQegVucs&t=2968s

By the way, it is only 45 minutes - the same episode is posted twice here.
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Post by: Uli on July 20, 2017, 04:42:19 PM
My sister's in London (and her boss pays for it - grrrr!), she phoned in and told me the musical was too expensive so they went to the cinema last night. "Which movie?" I asked - "Baby Driver"! (Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!)  >:(
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Post by: slaughterboy on July 20, 2017, 09:37:21 PM
When I heard Toyah's name mentioned the other day, it suddenly made me think of the episode of "Shoestring" that she was in. This was a bloody awful series and I only watched it then, and now, as I really liked "Sheep Farming in Barnett" period Toyah and there is some nice footage of "Neon Womb" and "Danced". I watched it again recently and would recommend that anyone with a spare 45 mins (I'm looking at you here Shayne!) casts an eye over it.

I have got navel fluff to pick y'know, Fred...

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Post by: Fred21 on July 20, 2017, 10:30:39 PM
Try it, you may like it - the video I mean, not the fluff.

Talking of fluff, if you do watch it, I think you'll find the script to be 100% pure fluff. It's rather bizarre as it does have a start and an end, but nothing in the middle - rather like Notts last night!

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Post by: Uli on July 24, 2017, 04:48:52 PM
Another good episode this week...

(https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/07/24/arts/television/24peaks/24peaks-master768.jpg)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/arts/television/twin-peaks-season-3-episode-11-recap.html
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The entire sequence is “Twin Peaks” in microcosm, a gradual shift from the (relatively) ordinary to the abstract, as circumstances escalate from the dramatic to the dark and inexplicable. Just when you think you have a handle on where it’s going — say, a commentary on Twin Peaks’s younger generation and the mistakes bequeathed to them by birthright — Lynch hits you with something unexpected, a reminder that his internal logic dictates where “Twin Peaks” is going. We can only chase breathlessly behind.
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Post by: Fred21 on July 24, 2017, 10:08:54 PM
I've never watched Twin Peaks - is that Tim on the left?
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Post by: Uli on July 25, 2017, 08:56:57 AM
I've never watched Twin Peaks - is that Tim on the left?

No, it is Bobby (not to be confused with BoB, who is a an "evil spirit"... there always has been a theme of "duality" in TWIN Peaks).

You don't know what you've missed. The pilot alone was a landmark piece of tv back in 1990/91.
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Post by: Rockula on July 25, 2017, 11:21:25 AM
Last night I watched the very 'downbeat' final ever episode of 'Ripper Street'.
It ended with bells ringing out for New Year 1900.

As 'Murdoch Mysteries' is now up to 1905 I suppose Detective Inspector Reid could have a guest spot on that...  ;D
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Post by: Uli on August 01, 2017, 05:27:52 PM
Next I want to watch "Loving" (which at first I didn't consider, but when I heard it's from director Jeff Nichols, I thought I must see it, as I've enjoyed all of his movies so far - Mud, Take Shelter & Midnight Special)!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2158772/
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Post by: Uli on August 07, 2017, 10:11:59 AM
"Loving" was okay, not exactly spectacular though...  :-\

"Baby Driver" should be up next, or maybe something else, will see.  8)
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Post by: Rockula on August 07, 2017, 12:35:19 PM
Last night watched 'Trumbo' on Netflix.

It's the story of Donald Trumbo, a screenwriter who was 'black listed' for Communism during the McCarthy and Hoover era of the 'House Un-American Activities Committee' in the US Congress.

He did time (11 months) for contempt but then went on to 'ghost write' and his scripts won Oscars even though his name wasn't on them at the time. He also started a 'cartel' of other black-listed writers who wrote the scripts for the many, low-budget films by the successful King Brothers Productions (including 'Dillinger' and 'Gorgo').

I thought the film was excellent despite being criticized, in some quarters, for historical inaccuracies and mis-portrayals of people and events. However, actual historic interviews and film clips show that most of the people who claimed NOT to have taken no part in the 'witch hunt' actually DID take part in order to save their own careers. John Wayne and Ronald Reagan come across as pricks and I think that's pretty accurate myself. Edward G. Robinson appears to have been a sad dupe. Kirk Douglas comes out of it looking like a real life hero of the people.

Donald Trumbo wrote the scripts for, amongst many others;
'Roman Holiday' (Oscars including script)
'From The Earth To The Moon' (the only film adaptation of the Jules Verne science fiction novel of the same name)
'The Brave One' (Oscar for script)
'Sparticus' (Oscars including script)
'Exodus' (Oscar nominated but only the music won)
'Town Without Pity'
'The Sandpiper'
'Johnny Got His Gun' (also directed and see the video for Metallica's 'One'...)
....and finally 'Papillon'.

Bryan Cranston received numerous award nominations for his portrayal of Trumbo, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
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Post by: slaughterboy on August 13, 2017, 07:55:50 PM
Try it, you may like it - the video I mean, not the fluff.

Talking of fluff, if you do watch it, I think you'll find the script to be 100% pure fluff. It's rather bizarre as it does have a start and an end, but nothing in the middle - rather like Notts last night!

Not for the first time: "This video is not available "  ::)
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Post by: Fred21 on August 13, 2017, 08:35:05 PM
The Toyah on Shoestring one? It's working for me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qFlQegVucs&t=2968s
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Post by: Uli on August 14, 2017, 08:19:32 AM
"Baby Driver" was very good, I liked how many of the scenes seemed to be "scripted" around the songs...  8)
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Post by: Uli on August 15, 2017, 12:15:22 PM
http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/08/14/richard-stanley-may-direct-the-island-of-dr.-moreau-after-all
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Post by: slaughterboy on August 29, 2017, 10:40:48 PM
Twin Peaks #16: just fantastic television  :)

Sadly, only two more to go  :(
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Post by: Uli on August 30, 2017, 09:33:27 AM
Twin Peaks #16: just fantastic television  :)

Yes, while I liked #1-#8, I gotta say it picked up some pace since #9 and different storylines seem to run towards a peak (which will happen in the town of Twin Peaks!)...

I just loved it when they went into the woods to do some research.(https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/08/13/arts/television/13peaks-recap/13peaks-recap-master768.jpg)

Sadly, only two more to go  :(

There is some fear in letting go...
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Post by: Uli on September 05, 2017, 09:33:08 AM
(Spoiler warning, do not read the whole interview before viewing the "finale"!)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/twin-peaks-finale-explained-kyle-maclachlan-interview-1035013

Quote
...to see them come into my home every week was really nice. It was really a pleasure to me. I'm going to miss that. And I just love what David Lynch creates. It's unlike anything that's out there. He's an artist. He compels you to think and feel things that are not that comfortable all the time, and questioning, questioning, questioning...

He's left us with the direction to go back through and watch and absorb and take in what we've just seen again. But apart from that? I am still processing it, myself. I'm still processing what I saw. I know I filmed it. I filmed it a long time ago, actually. But I had no idea how it was going to fall into the context of everything. I'm still reeling.

Well, good art asks questions, you know? It doesn't always provide answers. I think that's what we're experiencing right now. (Laughs.) It's not always the most comfortable or the most satisfying feeling. It's also asking us to consider what we've just seen. That's how I'm looking at it.
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Post by: Rockula on September 07, 2017, 12:46:53 PM
Finished 'Twin Peaks'. Just as batshit crazy as I'd hoped.
Also (finally) watched Season 3 of 'Deadwood'. I hope the 2 HBO TV movies get the go ahead to finish the story.
Started watching 'Ray Donovan' and we're kind of hooked on that.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on September 07, 2017, 01:40:59 PM
Finished 'Twin Peaks'. Just as batshit crazy as I'd hoped.

Ha ha ha.  ;D

The internet is now full of theories trying to explain this "finale".
http://www.darkthrill.com/2017/09/twin-peaks-return-finale-cheer-up.html
https://youtu.be/WmU6N8DSVag
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/twin-peaks-18-burning-questions-showtime-finale-1034908
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/twin-peaks-finale-recap-1202546550/?fref=gc&dti=1241904005861629
https://ozba.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/twin-peaks-audrey-billy-and-living-inside-a-dream/
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/09/david-lynch-found-the-perfect-ending-for-twin-peaks/538818/?utm_source=atltw

As P. Jeffries (played by Bowie) said in "Fire Walk With Me":
"It is a dream - we live inside a dream!"
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on September 11, 2017, 01:49:04 PM
And another article:
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/why-twin-peaks-the-return-was-the-most-groundbreaking-tv-series-ever-w501073
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To backtrack a bit ("What year is it?"), The Straight Story may be the anomaly in Lynch's past quarter-century of work, in terms of narrative flow, tone and his usual interest in horror and sex. Yet in a roundabout way it too provides a key to understanding what made Twin Peaks Season Three so strong. Its story of an elderly farmer who travels by tractor on a multi-state odyssey to reconnect with his dying brother shares with several Lynch-pins with the series, namely a love of the road, western America's scenic beauty and Harry Dean Stanton.

Most importantly, the film is about aging, and the vast gulfs of space and time we don't realize we've traveled until circumstances force us to confront them. That description fits The Return like a magic ring. Both in the story and behind the scenes, the people of Twin Peaks have grown old; the men in particular, from Bobby Briggs to Deputy Hawk to Big Ed Hurley, have grayed and weathered like stone. And the litany of cast members who died between then and now is long and heartbreaking: Miguel Ferrer, Catherine E. Coulson, Warren Frost, Michael Parks, Frances Bay, Don S. Davis, Jack Nance, Frank Silva and, of course, David Bowie.

https://rhystranter.com/2017/09/14/david-lynch-twin-peaks-interpretation/
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What matters is what you believe happened. […] Many things in life just happen and we have to come to our own conclusions.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on September 29, 2017, 10:40:18 AM
http://www.indiewire.com/2017/09/twin-peaks-return-cinematographer-peter-deming-david-lynch-1201878462/
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‘Twin Peaks: The Return’: Even David Lynch’s Cinematographer Can’t Explain What It All Means
 
Peter Deming is at a slight disadvantage when talking about “Twin Peaks: The Return” compared to most other cinematographers discussing their latest work. He’s only familiar with the project as one long feature film, having gone into production with a 500-plus page script that didn’t have episode breaks, rather than the 18 episodes that Showtime aired this year.

“We also shot it like a feature film,” said Deming in an interview with IndieWire. “When you went to a location, you shot all the action that took place at that location. It’s different than TV – there’s no episode scripts, there’s one director, there’s one crew. So we broke it down and scheduled it like a feature film.”

“You have to understand, I didn’t personally have a lot of prep time to prep 500-pages of material, but even if I had at certain point in the shooting you’re not really sure – besides a scene number – where you are in the story,” said Deming. “There’s such a huge amount of material it was sort of hard to keep a linear perspective on it. I kept going back [to the script], because there was so many new characters and trying to figure all that out and at a certain point you just had to get through it.”

You would think Deming would be at a disadvantage shooting a complex, sprawling project like “Twin Peaks” without having a global perspective of how all the pieces fit together, but as he explained, that simply isn’t how his collaboration with Lynch – which began on “Lost Highway” in 1997 – ever works.

“There’s no real explaining of narrative at all,” laughed Deming when asked if he talked to Lynch about how the scenes related to one another. “You don’t really go out of your way stylistically to make connections between scenes, unless there was something David conscientiously wanted to connect.”

For example, with the key locations from the first two seasons of “Twin Peaks” that re-appeared 25 years later in “The Return” – like the Double R Diner, Big Ed’s and the Sheriff’s Station – Lynch specifically wanted Deming to reference and evoke the feel of the original show.

“In that case, David was very much interested in maintaining the warmth and saturated colors of the first two seasons, so that look-wise they were familiar,” said Deming. “[We wanted] a comfort level – it’s like, ‘Oh, thank God I’m where I know this world.'”


As to what it all means and how the story fits together? “I’m still trying to figure it out myself,” he said.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on October 01, 2017, 10:28:15 AM
Hm, I'd like to get this 2-disc-version...
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Stanley himself serves as a sort of sparing narrator/guide, along with travel mate Scarlett Amaris, through what he terms off the bat as the strangest thing that ever happened to him -- which he doesn't expect anyone to believe, but he wants to preserve it for posterity. Occultism, geographic anomalies, mysterious churches, ancient mystical history, and initiation rites are among the elements found in an area of southern France in and around Montségur, Rennes-le-Château, and Bugarach...

Severin Films brings this French-backed production to Blu-ray and DVD, with the former preferable as it's a two-disc set (for the first 2,500 units) with a bonus DVD containing the Stanley docs Voice of the Moon, The White Darkness, and The Secret Glory; the last is most relevant as focuses on the same region with its dark past involving Nazis hunting down the Holy Grail.
http://mondo-digital.com/otherworld.html

Especially since I just watched this one - a hilarious documentary about one of movie history's finest "train wrecks":
http://www.mondo-digital.com/lostsoul.html
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Already cemented as one of the most amazing making-of movie documentaries ever made, this outrageous odyssey takes a deep look at one of the most notorious chapters in Hollywood studio history: the production of 1996 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau. The project was initiated at New Line as the passion project of young South African-born director Richard Stanley, who made something of an indie splash in 1990 with the widely censored but acclaimed Hardware and ran into a wall with the nightmare distribution woes of his second film, Dust Devil. He seemed like the natural choice to bring H.G. Wells' controversial novel to the screen (following previous official adaptations in 1932 and 1977), but a combination of natural disasters, bureaucratic interference, Stanley's youthful naiveté, and star egos resulted in him getting booted once the production was underway and replaced by John Frankenheimer, producing a bizarre, disjointed, but undeniably fascinating shambles of a film that bears little connection to Stanley's vision apart from the locations and Stan Winston makeup effects.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on October 04, 2017, 11:01:24 PM
Ken Burns' excellent documentary series on The Vietnam War. Well up to his usual standard.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on October 05, 2017, 10:36:40 AM
'XTC - This Is Pop?'
New documentary on SkyArts, Saturday, 9pm.

I'll be in Skeggy so recorder set.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on October 16, 2017, 01:38:56 PM
Peaky Blinders back next month:

"In the new series - returning to BBC Two next month - Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) is pursued by a new enemy who threatens to annihilate his entire family. Fleeing his country house, Tommy returns to the only safe place he knows: Small Heath, Birmingham."

Can't wait!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on October 16, 2017, 04:07:05 PM
Peaky Blinders back next month

So probably in a few months on "arte"!  8)
(I can wait... I think...)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: slaughterboy on October 16, 2017, 04:42:41 PM
'XTC - This Is Pop?'
New documentary on SkyArts, Saturday, 9pm.

I'll be in Skeggy so recorder set.

It was so much better than I was expecting.

He's unexpectedly witty is Andy Partridge  :)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on October 18, 2017, 02:05:55 PM
RIGHT!

This thread is under new management - by order of The Peaky Blinders!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=59&v=whgdkjDJAjg
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on October 18, 2017, 04:59:44 PM
 ;D  ;D  ;D

Bloody BBC(2), why don't they allow them to release it first on Blu/dvd, then show it on telly (for those who are too lazy/tight/complacent to buy it)?  :P
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on October 18, 2017, 05:08:20 PM
Nothing to do with the BBC - all DVD sales are controlled by The Peaky Blinders!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on October 19, 2017, 01:49:50 PM
all DVD sales are controlled by The Peaky Blinders!

Would you bribe 'em, please?  ;)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on October 21, 2017, 03:48:35 PM
I'm sure there will be some way round it...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on October 21, 2017, 04:48:31 PM
I'm sure there will be some way round it...

Well there might be, but if the Peaky Blinders expect me to buy the blu/dvd, I'd better do it!  :o

Btw, I just bought the dvds "Vinyl" (pretty cheap), that should keep me occupied for a (little) while!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on October 21, 2017, 07:37:02 PM
I thought you had seen that?

I wish they hadn't cancelled it.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on October 22, 2017, 11:01:03 AM
I thought you had seen that?

No - and I still haven't! I blame it on the red wine sending me to sleep too early.  ;D
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on October 22, 2017, 11:39:27 AM
Enjoy it while you can!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on October 23, 2017, 10:10:47 AM
Enjoy it while you can!

The red wine or the vinyl?  :-\

(I know, it's only 10 episodes, so I won't watch them all in one weekend - probably one per day...)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on October 23, 2017, 11:57:42 AM
Enjoy both!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on October 24, 2017, 10:21:40 AM
Interesting essay by the talented Brit Marling:
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/10/harvey-weinstein-and-the-economics-of-consent/543618/

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I emerged from this period thinking about the power dynamics inside Hollywood. If auditioning for parts was largely about seeking male approval, and the stories themselves were narratives I didn’t always politically or morally agree with, then the only way for me to navigate Hollywood with more agency was to become a storyteller myself. That is an easy thing to say and a very hard thing to do. I stopped auditioning. I worked a day job and spent nights and weekends at the public library downtown reading screenwriting books. I did this for years. Eventually, I co-wrote and starred in two films and was very fortunate when they were programmed at Sundance in 2011.

I’m taking you through this brief history because I think it’s important to understanding that when Harvey Weinstein requested a meeting with me in 2014—when the industry had deemed I was legitimate fresh meat—I was, in some ways, in a slightly different position from many who had walked this gauntlet before me.
...
I think for me, I was able to leave Weinstein’s hotel room that day because I had entered as an actor but also as a writer/creator. Of those dual personas in me—actor and writer—it was the writer who stood up and walked out. Because the writer knew that even if this very powerful man never gave her a job in any of his films, even if he blacklisted her from other films, she could make her own work on her own terms and thus keep a roof over her head.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on October 25, 2017, 02:29:51 PM
'Mindhunter'.
Pretty good so far.

And seeing Anna Torv again reminded me...it's time to re watch all of 'Fringe'...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on October 25, 2017, 02:48:06 PM
Enjoy both!

Well I did, the red wine is off for a while (until I buy a new bottle at least).
"Vinyl" is good entertainment so far, a bit like "Boardwalk Empire meets record company"...  :D
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on October 31, 2017, 12:35:51 AM
A couple of vampire shows in time for Halloween:

I had a few laughs at this Kiwi "mockumentary" -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b053fyv3/what-we-do-in-the-shadows

This 1974 documentary on "The Dracula Business", presented by Bram Stoker's grandson, hinted at the MASSIVE business vampires were becoming even then -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p027vs31/tuesday-documentary-the-dracula-business

I wonder what he'd make of their current importance to everyone from Goths to Teenies and "Twilight" and the multi-millions Bram's mythology generates today?
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on October 31, 2017, 04:42:36 PM
"Peaky Blinders returns to BBC Two on Wednesday 15 November."
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Rockula on October 31, 2017, 05:42:46 PM
"Peaky Blinders returns to BBC Two on Wednesday 15 November."

Excellent!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on November 08, 2017, 12:52:13 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p05lp8g0/peaky-blinders-series-4-the-story-so-far
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on November 09, 2017, 05:09:53 PM
Even though I held back and enjoyed "Vinyl" slowly (max. 1 episode per day), there's still only one left now.  :'(

Well I still got the rest of "Boardwalk Empire" to re-watch or any other old stuff... (oh yeah, I wanted to see "The Big Lebowski" again for a while)!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on November 11, 2017, 11:53:16 AM
Much to my surprise, the aforementioned documentary "Rumble" was on last night on "Arte"!  :o
Sadly, I had missed the first 30mins, but I can view it online:
https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/051059-000-A/rumble-das-rote-herz-des-rock/

https://www.rumblethemovie.com/home

(It's on tonight in London at "Doc'n Roll Film Festival" 4PM at the Curzon Soho!)
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Post by: Rockula on November 11, 2017, 12:54:59 PM
Watched all of 'Tin Star' in one day.
Started intriguing, got depressing and I had to fast-forward through the last three episodes just to get it over with.

Now half way through 'The Sinner' which is equally as 'dark' but I haven't felt the need to hit the fast-forward yet.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on November 21, 2017, 01:07:21 PM
"True Detective" season 3 is finally in the making!  8)

http://www.ladbible.com/entertainment/film-and-tv-awesome-two-main-leads-have-been-confirmed-for-true-detective-season-three-20171118
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Post by: slaughterboy on November 21, 2017, 07:58:17 PM
"True Detective" season 3 is finally in the making!  8)

http://www.ladbible.com/entertainment/film-and-tv-awesome-two-main-leads-have-been-confirmed-for-true-detective-season-three-20171118

Couldn't possibly be as poor as S2.

Hopefully...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on November 22, 2017, 07:20:39 PM
Couldn't possibly be as poor as S2.

Gotta admit I loved S2 (and not just because of Kelly Reilly), even though most people seemed to hate it.  :o
It was a more "conventional" story compared to S1 (which of course was very excellent and a difficult one to follow), but I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on November 23, 2017, 04:03:56 PM
More potential controversy ahead?

http://www.nme.com/news/tv/sky-arts-urban-myths-noel-fielding-alice-cooper-jack-whitehall-marc-bolan-2162347
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on November 23, 2017, 04:08:30 PM
I've been trying really hard to be good and not spoil Peaky Blinders for you Uli.

The fourth series is now two episodes in so I'll say only this:

Episode 1: That's the way to start an episode, set up a the premise of the series and I'd better not say anything about the ending!

Episode 2: The Peaky's appear to have 'allies' that may be just as dangerous as enemies and enemies that behave better than 'allies' - shaping up very nicely!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on November 23, 2017, 04:24:10 PM
I've been trying really hard to be good and not spoil Peaky Blinders for you Uli.

That's nice...

The Peaky's appear to have 'allies' that may be just as dangerous as enemies

Sounds a lot like "Boardwalk Empire".  ;)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on November 23, 2017, 04:30:49 PM
"Boardwalk Empire" was excellent, but it's not as good as "Peaky Blinders".
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on November 23, 2017, 06:13:02 PM
"Boardwalk Empire" was excellent, but it's not as good as "Peaky Blinders".

As I haven't seen PB to the end, I'll wait with the verdict...
To me it seems clear that there was a lot of "inspiration" on PB from that. Or in other words, it looks like they were trying to make an "English version" of BE (and they're doing an excellent job with it)!  8)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on December 01, 2017, 11:46:25 AM
I think I'll try the complete "Bates Motel" soon, watched a few episodes with the Fleagles some time ago and was intrigued.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2188671/
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on December 02, 2017, 10:21:15 AM
http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/08/14/richard-stanley-may-direct-the-island-of-dr.-moreau-after-all

And confirmed by Richard himself now via FB
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All I can say is the rumors are true - MOREAU is headed for television, the only platform on which we have any chance of realizing an R-rated epic with a six hour run time - but it's early days yet. The project is not a remake or reboot of the 1995 version but an entirely fresh adaptation with all-new creatures and more than a few surprises in store for long term island watchers. I have been contracted as principal writer with a first refusal on directing the projected show, so it falls to me to do as the Chacma baboon man demands and "MAK THEE ISLAND GRAT AGIN!!!' We're still at a scripting / preparatory stage and given the complexity of the project its fair to say it will be at least a couple more journeys around the sun before we can start locking down cast. In the meantime I welcome your suggestions. To date Moreau has been played by Charles Laughton, Burt Lancaster and Marlon Brando. What thespians do we have available to us now in the 21st century who are truly capable of stepping into those god-like shoes and making the part their own? Answers in a hat. The only thing I can tell you is we probably won't be going out to Val this time round...
8)
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Post by: Uli on December 20, 2017, 11:03:13 AM
I think I'll try the complete "Bates Motel"

Well I did. I've really enjoyed it so far.
However I sometimes find it irritating that the actor who plays the sheriff has a resemblance to Anthony Perkins, the original Norman Bates (of course the actor of this young "Norman" does his job very well)...  ;D

Anyway, last episode I watched (season 4) does fit perfectly at this point in time (they prepare for Xmas), still it was the first one I found a little boring...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on January 17, 2018, 12:02:32 AM
I was listening to this classic John Peel Show from 27/4/82 last night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGlcEDbtHE8&t=2748s

when I heard him laughing about Toyah's performance in this "Tales of the Unexpected":

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3n02lx

Some serious overacting in evidence here!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: slaughterboy on January 17, 2018, 12:24:57 AM
I was listening to this classic John Peel Show from 27/4/82 last night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGlcEDbtHE8&t=2748s

when I heard him laughing about Toyah's performance in this "Tales of the Unexpected":

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3n02lx

Some serious overacting in evidence here!

What? 'Toyah' and 'Overacting' in the same post??!

Surely not?!

 ::)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on January 17, 2018, 02:25:20 PM
I think so, but it's a mystery to me...
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on January 18, 2018, 09:39:19 AM
Much to my surprise, Peaky Blinders S4 will be on already at "Arte" from tonight!  :o
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on January 18, 2018, 02:10:03 PM
You'll love it - more twists and turns than an anaconda slithering down a slalom course!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on January 19, 2018, 01:30:28 PM
Yes, it is very good indeed. However I hope I can buy S3 & 4 on blu/dvd (like I did with 1&2), because the German synchro is just not the same as the original...
Also, instead of broadcasting the remaining 3 episodes next Thursday (as they usually do), Arte decided to bring them tonight, but at a later starting time as yesterday, so I will have to watch until 0.40!  :o

(https://media1.giphy.com/media/NFbjUcDsjUUms/source.gif)
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on February 14, 2018, 10:42:44 AM
Last night I watched "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". Pretty dark one, dark humour, but also difficult to take.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jit3YhGx5pU

However, some people have strange problems:
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/12/entertainment/three-billboards-analysis/index.html
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When the movie begins, it's easy to surmise the audience is expected to identify with, and root for, McDormand's grieving mother, who puts up the billboards demanding justice for her murdered daughter. Yet as the story progresses, she proceeds to do a number of terrible things in her conviction about the righteousness of her cause, in a way that makes her less sympathetic.

Similarly, one can argue that Dixon's noble act doesn't change who he is in any significant way. He simply demonstrates himself capable of doing the right thing under certain circumstances.

Imho that's exactly what makes this film different and interesting.

(Some Americans seemingly have problems when anything isn't typical "Hollywood"-style...)  ::)
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Post by: Uli on March 10, 2018, 09:46:38 AM
It's good to hear so many actors from "The Wire" are still busy...

http://www.lifeandstylemag.com/posts/the-wire-cast-where-are-they-now-90589
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Can you believe it's been 10 years since the finale of the HBO series The Wire! Since the show has come to an end, many of the show's stars have gone on to attain superstar status, including Idris Elba and Michael B. Jordan.

We think it's time for another binge-watching session — it's considered the best show ever for a reason.
8)
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Post by: Uli on June 15, 2018, 11:06:28 AM
https://www.slashfilm.com/twin-peaks-season-4-might-happen/

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Lynch, who co-wrote and directed all eighteen episodes of the long-awaited third season for Showtime last year, recently sat down for an interview with Deadline, and when the reporter asked if he was finished forever with the world of Twin Peaks, Lynch replied simply, “Well, for right now, you could say I don’t want to talk about that.”

That’s not an outright denial, and the phrase “for right now” certainly implies that he’s leaving the door open for more episodes.
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Post by: Uli on July 05, 2018, 03:44:36 PM
Better late than never...
http://www.thehollywoodnews.com/2018/07/04/harry-dean-stantons-final-film-lucky-finally-gets-a-uk-release-date/
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Lucky, is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on mortality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection, and will be released by Eureka Entertainment in cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) and On Demand from 14 September 2018.
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on July 18, 2018, 03:27:24 PM
Well, I still do go to the cinema from time to time, but I prefer the small ones where you can watch a movie in original language with subtitles and so on. (Next up I might watch "Sicario 2".)

https://www.screendaily.com/news/cinema-is-already-dead-says-david-cronenberg-/5130906.article
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David Cronenberg, the director of Crash and Naked Lunch, delivered a damning verdict on the medium of cinema at the Neuchatel International Fantasy Film Festival in Switzerland, an event he is attending as member of the international jury.

“I don’t go to the cinema any more. [in Neuchâtel] I’ve seen more movies than I’ve seen in the last five years. [The jury] are seeing 16 films. I don’t think I’ve been to the cinema 16 times in the last five years. In that sense, for me, that cinema is already dead,” the Canadian director told Screen.

“However, filmmaking is not dead. Image-making is not dead. Cinema becomes something else. It is no longer the cathedral that you go to where you commune with many other people.”
...
“I started to think maybe the cinematic equivalent of the novel is really a Netflix series that maybe goes on for five years or seven years,” he said on stage. “ Really, this is a new art form. It’s not like old television series. I am seeing some series I thought were really quite brilliant, like Tom Tykwer’s Babylon Berlin. Fantastic - and like a novel. I thought maybe the cinema as we know it is really writing a short story but if you want write a novel, then you have to do a series. I started to think maybe I am not finished with the cinema exactly if we think of the cinema as it is evolving…it is possible that instead of writing a novel, I would do a series for Netflix.”
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Post by: GJ on July 25, 2018, 12:28:55 PM
The new Sacha Baron Cohen series on Channel 4 is the funniest thing I've seen in years.
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Post by: Uli on August 14, 2018, 07:23:54 PM
https://bloody-disgusting.com/indie/3515416/hardware-director-richard-stanleys-next-neo-noir-malware/
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Frank Murray (First Reformed) of London based Lux Capta Films has signed on to the neo-noir drama Malware from cult director Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil), joining David Gregory of Severin Films as producer, Bloody Disgusting can report.

“Malware’s inception came about as a result of the alarm felt by many over the role technology is playing in bringing about this strange new ‘dark age’ of populist sentiment,” says Stanley. “Without giving too much away, I felt inspired by the sinister nature of the dark web and it’s invisible hand’s effect on modern society. I think now more than ever, subversive visual storytelling is poised for a comeback, and Malware is definitely that.”
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Post by: Fred21 on August 24, 2018, 03:14:54 PM
12 musicians you didn't know had written famous TV themes:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/articles/78421261-1496-4f1d-aa04-55c339fdc644

No, not that TV!
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Post by: Rockula on September 09, 2018, 04:15:45 PM
12 musicians you didn't know had written famous TV themes:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/articles/78421261-1496-4f1d-aa04-55c339fdc644

No, not that TV!

And for British TV fans did you know that Peter (Doctor Who) Davison wrote and sang the theme for 'Button Moon'?
 That'll mean nothing to Uli. :)
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Post by: Uli on September 10, 2018, 08:51:01 AM
That'll mean nothing to Uli. :)

Indeed. Although the new series of Dr Who is on German telly (I just haven't watched it yet)...
And a bit of trivia: I once met a person (in France) who wrote some episodes for Dr Who in the sixties! (Famous for something else though...) Can you guess who it is?
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Post by: Uli on September 15, 2018, 12:21:06 PM
Good news. I'm glad it seems that finally Richard has several promising projects coming up.

https://ew.com/movies/2018/09/13/richard-stanley-the-color-out-of-space/

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It has been almost exactly three years since Elijah Wood’s indie-horror production company SpectreVision announced that it was teaming with Hardware director Richard Stanley for a film adaptation of “weird” author H.P. Lovecraft’s short story, “The Colour Out of Space.” Little has been heard about the film since, but in an interview with Birth.Movies.Death to support the release of the Nicolas Cage-starring Mandy, SpectreVision cofounder Josh C. Waller confirmed that Stanley’s film was still a go-project.

“It’s moving along,” said Waller. “We announced that we were going to be doing it, what, three years ago? Let’s just say that we’re getting a lot closer. Significantly closer. Like, it’s coming up, so I will be busy with Richard on set with that sometime in the near future.”

From what I heard, casting is already on the way.  8)
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Post by: Uli on September 28, 2018, 01:09:47 PM
I've been watching "The Sopranos" (yeah better late than never - I'd watched parts of it more than 10 years ago, but then couldn't follow it all)...

Today I discovered this short film by Jeff Nichols (director & writer of a few movies I liked):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD3-XG2Z4Pg
(inspired by the Lucero song "Long way back home")
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on September 28, 2018, 01:28:20 PM
It took me years to watch "The Sopranos", but Alan kept recommending it to me. When I finally watched one, I ended up devouring the entire series ASAP!

Thanks again Alan.
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Post by: Uli on September 28, 2018, 04:47:41 PM
It took me years to watch "The Sopranos", but Alan kept recommending it to me. When I finally watched one, I ended up devouring the entire series ASAP!

I've just finished season 1 (that's the one I'm familiar with), looking forward to more, more, more!  8)
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Post by: Fred21 on September 29, 2018, 01:30:46 AM
It does get a bit weird when the aliens land!
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Post by: Uli on September 29, 2018, 09:29:13 AM
Was that a "spoiler"?  :o
 ;D
If that will happen, I will turn it off. Worst/unnecessary thing in "Fargo S2" was that UFO...  ::)
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Post by: Fred21 on September 29, 2018, 03:48:50 PM
That bit's a lot more believe able than when Bigfoot arrives!
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Post by: Uli on October 13, 2018, 10:51:06 AM
In today's newspaper I found an article about "Deutschland 86", it is done, currently only available via "Amazon Prime" streaming. I guess I'll wait for a screening on free telly (or dvd)...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRCYQs2kSdc
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Mit Deutschland 86 wird die preisgekrönte Serie Deutschland 83 fortgesetzt. Start der zweiten Staffel ist am 19. Oktober - exklusiv bei Amazon Prime Video!

According to that article, "Deutschland 89" has been given "green light".  8)
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Mittlerweile wurde publik, dass Staffel drei, die "Deutschland 89" heißen wird, bereits von Amazon in Auftrag gegeben wurde. Tatsächlich erscheint das Format in dieser Form neben dem düster-wuchtigen "Babylon Berlin" als zweite deutsche Qualitätsserie, auf die man international betrachtet ohne Abstriche stolz sein kann.
https://www.prisma.de/news/Deutschland-86-Wechsel-zu-Amazon-Prime-Video-tut-Serie-gut,20167242
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Post by: Fred21 on October 13, 2018, 11:27:35 AM
Danke Uli, das sind gute Neuigkeiten!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on October 14, 2018, 05:23:50 PM
Seems like you can watch in original language!  ;)

Btw, "Babylon Berlin" does not look too bad also.  8)
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Post by: Fred21 on October 14, 2018, 08:11:03 PM
Ta - and here's some advice for you in return:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45664643
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on October 15, 2018, 09:16:26 AM
Oh, you think I could sue Klaus and/or TV for being a mod?  ;D

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Now one of them is suing the social network for psychological trauma after watching thousands of hours of toxic and disturbing content
She claims that she now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the things she has seen online.
:o

It's not been too bad here. Admittedly it was bad for a while with that "ab**ed & confused" guy (& his "mates") or that "tampaxs**ker", but it's a long time ago, fortunately.

You do know I'm currently watching Tony Soprano going to his "therapist" and how much it "helps" him (or her, for that matter)!  ::)
(https://thepenonpapergirl.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/sopranos_dr_melfi.jpg)
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Post by: Fred21 on October 15, 2018, 01:33:35 PM
Oh, you think I could sue Klaus and/or TV for being a mod?  ;D

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No, you should sue Paul Weller!







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Post by: Uli on October 15, 2018, 01:33:57 PM
First I'll sue you for still not being able to "quote" correctly!  :P
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Post by: Fred21 on October 15, 2018, 01:34:59 PM
I only wanted the first bit...
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Post by: Uli on November 23, 2018, 05:42:01 PM
After 2 months of watching "The Sopranos" I had tears in my eyes when the last episode was over... (not because it was too sad, but because I'd spent so much time watching them and suddenly it's all over...)  :'(
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Post by: Fred21 on November 23, 2018, 10:44:16 PM
I remember that feeling...
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Post by: Uli on February 23, 2019, 02:14:51 PM
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A new press release is announcing Nicolas Cage will be re-teaming with his Mandy producers to create a film adaptation of Lovecraft’s short story “The Color Out Of Space.” (Or “Colour,” rather, if you’re a Lovecraft pedant.) And while that’s already exciting news, the extra-intriguing aspect of the film is the listed director: Richard Stanley. For those of you who have yet to see the stranger-than-fiction documentary Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey Of Richard Stanley’s The Island Of Dr. Moreau, back in the early ’90s Stanley was a sought-after indie horror auteur who had just landed his big studio breakthrough, which also happened to be his childhood dream gig: Helming an adaptation of The Island Of Dr. Moreau. He then watched in horror as he was fired from the project, and the production spiraled into chaos, resulting in a very silly movie.

Since then, the South African director has retreated into the wilderness, reappearing only sporadically to shoot a documentary or oddball short film. So his first feature film in more than 20 years will certainly be something to behold.
https://news.avclub.com/nicolas-cage-is-teaming-with-a-very-unexpected-director-1831986657

"Good luck to Richard Stanley!", is what I say.  8)
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Post by: Fred21 on February 24, 2019, 01:37:50 AM
"Deutschland 86" - the 'coming soon' trailers have started!
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Post by: Uli on February 24, 2019, 11:55:14 AM
"Deutschland 86" - the 'coming soon' trailers have started!

Good to know - I'd already wondered when it would be on...
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Post by: Uli on February 25, 2019, 04:26:05 PM
I've been watching "Lilyhammer" (not half as good as Sopranos, but still good)!
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Post by: Fred21 on February 25, 2019, 08:47:31 PM
I enjoyed them - until they stopped dubbing them/adding subtitles.
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Post by: Fred21 on March 01, 2019, 08:58:17 PM
You can't have an unofficial "Peaky Blinders"-themed bar - BY ORDER OF THE PEAKY BLINDERS (or at least their production company!):

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47405939

Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Fred21 on March 08, 2019, 07:49:02 PM
First episode of Deutschland 86 on More 4 tonight at 9 - or binge the whole series at All 4.

That snuck up on me!
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Post by: Fred21 on March 09, 2019, 02:44:42 PM
Deutschland 86 off to an interesting and very enjoyable start last night. Auntie showed a slightly softer side at times - but, overall: still horrible!
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on March 10, 2019, 07:48:49 PM
"Hannibal" (based on the characters from Thomas Harris' "Red Dragon"), it's pretty much full of "horror" which is mostly not my cup of tea, but in this case I can't stop watching...  :o
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Post by: Fred21 on March 15, 2019, 04:18:21 PM
Just heard (eventually!) the good news about some closure for fans of the mighty "Deadwood"

https://medium.com/hbo-cinemax-pr/hbo-films-deadwood-movie-begins-production-33bd8d55d06e

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/deadwood-movie-hbo-1202883965/

Woo Hoo!
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Post by: Fred21 on April 03, 2019, 02:41:28 PM
Deadwood movie debuts 31/5/19!

Trailer available here:

https://www.hbo.com/deadwood
Title: Re: The TUTS Cinema, DVD & TV Box > What Are You Watching This Week?
Post by: Uli on May 07, 2019, 09:46:15 AM
"Destroyer" was pretty good imho.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqHaLUoiWZU
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Post by: Uli on August 10, 2019, 09:08:13 AM
https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2019/08/08/heres-our-first-look-at-richard-stanleys-color-out-of-space
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So, that's Cage in the foreground, standing next to a station wagon and marveling at the scene before him. Like the story that inspired it, Color Out of Space revolves around a meteor crashing into the Earth and raising all kinds of Hell for everything in the immediate area. In the Lovecraft original, that meteor causes the local flora and fauna to undergo some very disturbing changes, and it looks like the photo above is giving us a glimpse at what those changes might look like in Stanley's film. Looks kinda like Alex Garland's Annihilation, with the added bonus of being from the first Richard Stanley movie in many, many years.

Speaking of which: do y'all realize how amazing it is that we're getting this film? Those of you who've seen Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau know that Stanley's had a rough go of things in Hollywood. Chewed up and spit out by a studio system that either didn't know what to do with him or didn't want to deal with his eccentricities, Stanley hasn't directed a feature film since that project fell apart. Now he's back thanks to the folks at Spectrevision, and on top of all that he's adapting one of H.P. Lovecraft's most well-known stories. If Color Out of Space is as good as we think it's gonna be, this whole thing's gonna feel like quite a triumph.

So glad about this "happy end" (or better "new beginning") for Richard!  :)
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Post by: Uli on September 05, 2019, 11:51:03 AM
Within the next few weeks, I will probably watch "True Detective" S3.  8)
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Post by: Uli on September 10, 2019, 01:32:27 PM
Richard Stanley is back! SO happy for Richard and the praise his film receives after the premiere.

https://theplaylist.net/color-out-space-tiff-review-20190909/
(all reviews might include spoilers)

https://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review-color-out-of-space-pays-crackerjack-tribute-to-h-p-lovecraft-story/

https://cine-vue.com/2019/09/toronto-2019-color-out-of-space-review.html

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/color-space-1238999

https://www.slashfilm.com/color-out-of-space-interview/
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Post by: Rockula on September 10, 2019, 03:52:30 PM
'The Colour Out of Space' please. :)
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Post by: Uli on September 10, 2019, 05:18:57 PM
'The Colour Out of Space' please. :)

Well, that's the title of HP Lovecraft's story, but unfortunately the film is titled "Color Out Of Space" (at least so far), seeing it's been done by a US studio/company...  ::)
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Post by: Uli on September 26, 2019, 08:58:25 AM
https://filmpulse.net/fantastic-fest-2019-award-winners-announced/
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This year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin is winding down with two days to go and today the award winners have been announced. Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää‘s Dogs Don’t Wear Pants took home the award for Main Competition, with Richard Stanley‘s Lovecraftian Color Out of Space winning for Horror Feature.

When I shared this news feature on my FB, Richard himself commented it with:
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We’re officially the scariest movie in Texas! All those years of watching and rewatching Tobe Hooper movies finally paid off...
;D