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Knives Out.

A really, really great film. Thoroughly enjoyable watch. 

I've just finished watching that - agree it's an absolutely top class slice of entertainment. A solid nine - loses one as the country house mystery isn't the most original setting.

 

Watched The Gentlemen last night - another twisty, turny piece of fun. Possibly Hugh Grant's second best performance - after Paddington 2, natch. Another nine.

 

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Movie 23 (Me) -- Murder Mystery 5/10. I picked this because I hate Adam Sandler movies and I hate Jennifer Aniston rom-coms and I kinda hoped that this would be a movie so bad it would be good. It was mildly entertaining for a poor man's Knives Out. Sandler and Aniston have both been in worse. A mindless way to spend 90 minutes.

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Pure escapism last night night   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows  , parts 1&2  . followed by Mission Impossible Rouge Nation . Seen both plenty times before , but still find them both  fairly watchable .. One thing I'd say is part 2 of the Deathly Hallows  imay be a wee bit to long  .The  Mission  Impossible films are always pretty easy to watch and don't really require to much thought but are pretty enjoyable if that's your thing 

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Next Goal Wins

2014 documentary that follow Dutch coach Thomas Roneg as he attempts to secure American Samoa's first ever victory.

Already knew about this campaign as there is a fairly detailed chapter about it in '31-0' (a book which I highly recommend) but seeing it as a film makes it clear to me, in a way I didn't realise before, just how poor this level of football was. Proper, low level amateur stuff.

Really nice, classic underdog story though. The grumpy old fish out of water coach, with a tragic back story seeking some kind of rebirth or redemption and the dogged local football team who can't kick their own arse to save themselves but keep turning up despite the mailings.

Good insight into the culture of the island and into international football at its most basic. Despite knowing how the campaign panned out, I was still on the edge of my seat.

Apparently a film based on the story began filming end of 2019, directed that Taikka Wahiti (spelling?) so that will undoubtedly be worth looking out for too.

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Brilliant film, love it and all the crazy shit that goes in during it. 

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23 hours ago, paranoid android said:

School for Scoundrels is on BBC2 at 3.15 this afternoon. 

I say! 

Och, missed it.

Hard cheese!

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5 hours ago, stanton said:

Pure escapism last night night   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows  , parts 1&2  . followed by Mission Impossible Rouge Nation . Seen both plenty times before , but still find them both  fairly watchable .. One thing I'd say is part 2 of the Deathly Hallows  imay be a wee bit to long  .The  Mission  Impossible films are always pretty easy to watch and don't really require to much thought but are pretty enjoyable if that's your thing 

You made that up.

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Watched: Bourne- The last Identity last night. Half way through The Last supremacy. Don’t know why I’ve never watched these till now.

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Rise Of The Footsoldier 4. 

Cockney overload. They all say c**t a lot. Plenty gratuitous violence for you if that's your thing. Some tits too. 

3/10 and only 3 because Emily Wyatt is seriously fit else it's a 2.

This just in............, they leave it open for a ROTF5 :o 

Jings! 

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The Wind That Shakes The Barley. Decided I'm in a bit of a Loach mood, so watched this on Amazon Prime. Decent enough, but not one of Ken's best.
I've lined up The Angels' Share for tomorrow's down time - might get round to The Navigators as well.

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Fired through all of the Jurassic Park movies last week.

There's an over riding them throughout them all, and it's one of stupidity. There are so many seriously stupid characters doing stupid things in every film, with the same, inevitable consequences. Quite a bit of arrogance as well, which also has the same, inevitable consequences.

Malcolm of course had it right from the very start, continued to be right in the second one and remained right in the last one. If he's in the next one he'll maintain being right. 

Yet they didn't listen to him. 

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Movie 24 (Missus) -- Clue 6.5/10. Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn (wid) and Christopher Lloyd chew their way through the scenery for an hour and a half in this 1985 caper. Decent enough fun with a few laughs and I haven't seen it in about 20 years so I couldn't remember a couple of the three endings.

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Detoured from my prequels rewatch to watch Solo: A Star War's Story which I've never seen before. It was fine. 6/10. Probably right in the middle of the Star Wars movies, not reaching the heights of the series or plunging the depths of the prequels and Rise of Skywalker. Some of the music in it is genuinely great as well with it sounding like it was inspired by Nier Automata, the Japanese hack and slash RPG. Donald Glover is also always welcome in anything I see him in. 

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The Titfield Thunderbolt , this afternoon  BBC2 2:45  pm  . Ealing classic with plenty familiar faces 

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The Bourne ultimatum.

 

The 3rd Bourne film and not at all boring. If you love action films you’ll enjoy these.

 

They’ve done well to make 3 good films, usually the 2nd or 3rd is just pish.

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Downhill...3/10.

Remake of French film Force Majeure with Will Ferrell who takes his pain in the ass wife and 2 miserable sons to the Alps for a skiing holiday. Something happens which turns the wife against him and it does go downhill after this point. Meant to be a comedy but no laughs and nothing to like about any characters. I won't bother seeking out the original film either.

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Just watched Contagion, a bit far fetched! I can’t imagine anything like that would ever happen!
I mean where was the panic buying of toilet roll!
The bit at the end though where they show how it started and a bat was involved was rather prophetic considering what is going on right now.

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Blinded by the Light

As a massive Springsteen fan, I somehow missed this in the cinema but caught it yesterday on Prime. Classic tale of the strict South Asian father who wants to control his son before seeing the error of his ways at the end. Except this time, with the Boss providing the soundtrack!

In all seriousness, a well acted, uplifting film with just enough emphasis placed on the songs to avoid becoming a cringe-inducing musical. Good stuff.

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