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« Reply #6315 on: Friday, November 23, 2018, 22:13:41 »

Sounds more like an evening of Mr Wobbly Hides His Helmet
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« Reply #6316 on: Friday, January 11, 2019, 16:29:23 »

Just watched Stan and Ollie.

Brilliantly acted by Coogan and Reilly.

Very slow, gentle and quite emotional at the end, well worth a watch if you like Laurel & Hardy, I enjoyed it.
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« Reply #6317 on: Friday, January 11, 2019, 17:32:11 »

I watched the trailer, and didn't twig who either actor was until 10 seconds from the end.
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« Reply #6318 on: Friday, January 11, 2019, 17:37:19 »

Coogan is a great actor, on the quiet (no pun).

Agree though, Laurel & Hardy gives the basis for many genius comedic sketches since, with clever timing and choreography. Something the likes of the Two Ronnies took and expanded on greatly in a more recent era. To a certain extent, the Chuckle Brothers were good (albeit underrated) at this too, yet ironically were never taken seriously enough to be considered "funny".

People can say what they like about slapstick, and I'm not it's biggest fan but it will always be an integral building block to comedy and I'm sure you (and some others here) know that much more than I.

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« Reply #6319 on: Friday, January 11, 2019, 17:40:42 »

I watched the trailer, and didn't twig who either actor was until 10 seconds from the end.


That is an indicator for great film. No preconceived ideas about how the film may be delivered or perceived. I understand the need in film for "advertising" their stars but I kind of wish they didn't. We may less jump on the hype of a particular film because of who it is written, directed and starring, and unearth some great performances from films considered "lesser".
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« Reply #6320 on: Friday, January 11, 2019, 17:41:02 »

I watched the trailer, and didn't twig who either actor was until 10 seconds from the end.
The make up and voices of both are absolutely spot on.
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« Reply #6321 on: Friday, January 11, 2019, 17:50:03 »

I have never been a fan of Coogan but his performance is excellent.
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« Reply #6322 on: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 00:30:49 »

Coogan is a great actor, on the quiet (no pun).

Agree though, Laurel & Hardy gives the basis for many genius comedic sketches since, with clever timing and choreography. Something the likes of the Two Ronnies took and expanded on greatly in a more recent era. To a certain extent, the Chuckle Brothers were good (albeit underrated) at this too, yet ironically were never taken seriously enough to be considered "funny".

People can say what they like about slapstick, and I'm not it's biggest fan but it will always be an integral building block to comedy and I'm sure you (and some others here) know that much more than I.

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I saw the Chuckle brothers 2 or 3 years back. For family entertainment they were smutty fuckers for sure. Funny though
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« Reply #6323 on: Friday, January 25, 2019, 10:50:14 »

Had a couple days at home, watched:

IO (Netflix) - Dull.

Split (Prime) - M Night shmamalangadingdond - average

The founder (prime) - about the rise of the McDonalds franchise. I found it really good, I mean on the face of it, it sounds dull. But it wasn't. And as I had no idea how it came about it was fascinating. Can't really say any more because if you know the story, it'll be pointless watching it!
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« Reply #6324 on: Friday, January 25, 2019, 11:03:52 »

Watched "The Favourite" after hearing all the hype, also as I Quite enjoy Olivia Colman normally.

Pretty shit IMO mostly about Queen Ann being a lesbian and the favourite is a battle between her 2 lesbian lovers as to who is the queens favourite for a bit of "tongue action" (as the film itself calls it).

Massively over rated by critics and a waste of nearly 2 hours watching with a rubbish ending.
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« Reply #6325 on: Friday, January 25, 2019, 13:40:15 »

The founder (prime) - about the rise of the McDonalds franchise. I found it really good, I mean on the face of it, it sounds dull. But it wasn't. And as I had no idea how it came about it was fascinating. Can't really say any more because if you know the story, it'll be pointless watching it!

I saw this a while ago, Fascinating story but what a cunt
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« Reply #6326 on: Friday, January 25, 2019, 14:17:23 »

I saw this a while ago, Fascinating story but what a cunt

Exactly that!
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« Reply #6327 on: Monday, February 11, 2019, 11:34:46 »

Watched 'Roma' on Netflix over the weekend after reading all the good reviews.

I'm sure the cinematography etc was pretty stunning if you like that kind of thing,(Cuaron does do a very good job of making you feel like you are in 1970 Mexico) but I found it really boring. It won 4 Baftas though last night, so what do I know?
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« Reply #6328 on: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 19:02:14 »

I watched Overlord last night, which was decent.
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« Reply #6329 on: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 20:34:43 »

Watched 'Roma' on Netflix over the weekend after reading all the good reviews.

I'm sure the cinematography etc was pretty stunning if you like that kind of thing,(Cuaron does do a very good job of making you feel like you are in 1970 Mexico) but I found it really boring. It won 4 Baftas though last night, so what do I know?

My wife gave it exactly the same review as that.
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