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57 minutes ago, Jeffrywith1e said:

 

Thank you for this. Had never come across this title before. Is that confirmed? Same universe?

Go take a look. It is on Netflix. Yes the same universe. Same currency unit of Woolongs.

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On 2/11/2020 at 11:15 PM, Scott Ruggels said:

Carole &* Tuesday

 

The spiritual sequel to Cowboy Bebop. Same Director, Same Universe, Totally different Tone. Story of a pair of 17 year old girls trying to make it in the music business,.... on the martian colony.

 

15 hours ago, Jeffrywith1e said:

 

Thank you for this. Had never come across this title before. Is that confirmed? Same universe?

I have not seen it, but it was described to me as more "slice of life" than adventure.  Don't know if it is true.  Would like to hear more details.

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10 minutes ago, Spence said:

 

I have not seen it, but it was described to me as more "slice of life" than adventure.  Don't know if it is true.  Would like to hear more details.

it's very much slice of life. quirky characters. lots of odd locations. it's ver sweet, rather than action oriented.

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Just now, Scott Ruggels said:

it's very much slice of life. quirky characters. lots of odd locations. it's ver sweet, rather than action oriented.

 

Definitely not a bad thing. But for me SoL is an occasional change of pace thing.

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The Most Dangerous Game

People stranded on an island following the sinking of their vessels find themselves at the mercy of a Russian nobleman who intends hunting them. The first film that made the idea into fiction and has been repeated since but this is the blueprint and is very good.

 

Dr Crippen

This is a Hammer horror film that makes Crippen sympathetic and implies he may have accidentally killed his wife. Donald Pleasence stars. It was fascinating.

 

Men in War

This is a Korean war film with a unit trying to rejoin its lines. Robert Ryan and Aldo Ray star.

 

The Mind Benders

Following the suicide of a fellow scientist, his colleague tries to replicate his experiment into sensory deprivation which leads to brainwashing conditioning in an attempt to prove that the suicide was murder by suggestion. Dirk Bogarde stars.

 

The Ringer

A criminal mastermind is supposedly dead and his wife comes to London to warn one of his ex-associates that said Mastermind is still alive and coming for him. Interesting story. Donald Wolfit and Herbert Lom star.

 

Seven Thunders

Two British escapees are hiding in Marseilles during War World 2 waiting for pickup as the Germans conduct searches and then decide to blow up the old port area. The latter actually happened There is also a French doctor who is secretly murdering people. This is based on a famous murderer Marcel Petiot. The film stars Stephen Boyd and James Robertson Justice. Interesting war film with hardly any deaths.

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Blithe Spirit

A man is haunted by his first wife after a seance. Margaret Rutherford and Rex Harrison star. Based on the play by Noel Coward

 

Ride Lonesome

This is a Randolph Scott Western. He captures a man and is taking him back to a town where he killed a man. The man's brother comes after Scott and the people travelling with him who are trying to evade Indian attacks as well.

Lee Van Cleef plays the brother.

 

Mutant X season 2. The loss of GenomeX as villains hurt the series and the new villain Ashlocke is in the first five episodes and is then gone. All the mutants are affected by power creep getting new powers. The season ends on a cliffhanger. It was ok but ultimately unsatisfying.

 

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Jennifer Saunders adapts her TV show into a movie where she and Joanna Lumley are sponging off Saunders ex-husband. Then both have to go on the run after accidentally killing Kate Moss. There are tons of well known faces sprinkled throughout the film including Joan Collins, Rebel Wilson and Jean-Paul Gaultier. It was fun.

 

South of Algiers

An American accompanies a British archaeologist looking for the tomb of an unlucky Roman general. An ex-colleague of the Brit tries to get to the tomb first to get hold of a golden mask. Interesting but dated.

 

Risen

A Roman tribune is asked by Pilate to look into a body that has disappeared from a sealed tomb. This was really good, looking at the immediate aftermath of the death of Christ and what his followers did then. Joseph Fiennes stars. Well worth a look if you are a Christian.

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A Knight's Tale

A peasant squire who pretends to be a knight and enters jousting tournaments with his merry band of misfits along for the ride.  Fun, underrated story of medieval historical fantasy interspersed with modern rock/pop songs.

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The President Vanishes (1934)

 

Based on the book by Rex Stout.  War breaks out in Europe, and a Cabal tries to bring the United States into the conflict.  Lincoln Lee, leader of the Grey Shirts, has been duped into supporting the Cabal efforts, and his followers attack those who are for peace.  President Craig Stanley is opposed, but Congress is ready to Declare War.  On the day of the vote its discovered that President Stanley has been kidnapped.

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7 hours ago, Starlord said:

A Knight's Tale

A peasant squire who pretends to be a knight and enters jousting tournaments with his merry band of misfits along for the ride.  Fun, underrated story of medieval historical fantasy interspersed with modern rock/pop songs.

 

I just used a clip from that in church two weeks ago. I was teaching on Daniel 5, in which a disembodies hand appears and writes on the wall, "You have been weighed, you have been measured, and you will be divided." A darned close match.

 

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: Very enjoyable film from Aardman Animation that uses many SF tropes to great effect after an alien crash-lands near Shaun's farm. "No sheep were probed during the making of this film." (Netflix)

 

Time After Time: Mary Steenburgen falls in love with yet another time traveler, who is chasing after Jack the Ripper. (DVD)

 

Tron: Legacy: Sequel to the 1982 movie, the visuals have been boosted, and the music's pretty good, too. There's not really a lot of plot, however. (Disney+)*

 

 

 

*I own the Identity Disc collectible set, but it's on a high shelf, and streaming was much easier than retrieving it.

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1 minute ago, Ternaugh said:

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: Very enjoyable film from Aardman Animation that uses many SF tropes to great effect after an alien crash-lands near Shaun's farm. "No sheep were probed during the making of this film." (Netflix)

 

 

 

The Hazmat suit guys nearly stole every scene they were in. 

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5 minutes ago, Bazza said:

 

The Hazmat suit guys nearly stole every scene they were in. 

 

Definitely. I particularly loved that there was a picture of a cat in a hazmat suit pinned to the bulletin board in their break room.

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Season 5 of Avengers Assemble!, collectively titled "Black Panther's Quest". Pretty remarkable in that (a) most of the episodes feature only Black Panther and maybe one other Avenger (usually Cap, Hawkeye, or in one case, Kamala), and (b) no fewer than three named characters died on screen over the last 5-6 episodes. Easily the best season of the series. (Disney+)

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Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is better than I'd hoped. I love that it's a musical set in a world where there's an explanation for why people break out in song, dance around, then go on as if nothing happened. That it's also smart, funny, well-written, well-acted, etc. makes it a top pick for the season as far as I'm concerned. Plus, Jane Levy and Peter Gallagher are two actors I'm always happy to watch do their thing.

 

 

 

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10 Cloverfield Lane

This is a claustrophobic little piece with John Goodman as a man who 'rescues' Mary Elizabeth Winstead as something bad has happened to the outside world. Not sure it is a sequel to Cloverfield but it works.

 

This is England

This is a Shane Meadows film, he wrote and directed it. A 12 year old gets involved with skinheads in 1983. He begins to adopt their look. Things take a bad turn when another skinhead who has been in prison returns. Really worth seeing. It has lead to three television sequels.

 

xXx The Return of Xander Cage

This sees Vin Diesel return to the role of Xander Cage. It is entertaining and if you liked the first xXx film or the sequel you will like this.

 

Fear is the Key

A convoluted plot by Alistair MacLean has Barry Newman kidnap Suzy Kendall and run across John Vernon and his disciple Ben Kingsley. It has a car chase that is very good. Worth repeated viewings.

 

Fool's Parade

Three recently released prisoners have to cash a cheque in the bank near the prison but they are being hunted by one of the guards who is in league with the banker who does not want the cheque cashed. This is a late James Stewart film that also stars Kurt Russell and George Kennedy is the guard.

 

Gangster Squad

A special unit is brought together to stop the activities of Mickey Cohn in Los Angeles in 1949. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are in this as is Josh Brolin and Sean Penn. Again worth seeing.

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Behemoth the Sea Monster

This is the British version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It is not as good.

 

The Giant Gila Monster 

This is another 1950s monster film and is a cult classic. It has hot rods driven by teens and a model train destroyed by the Gila Monster. Fun

 

The Criminal

This is a Stanley Baker film where he plays a man about to be released from prison who then committing a robbery is hunted down by other criminals. If you like stanley Baker, watch this.

 

Escape Route

A late George Raft film where he plays an American agent trying to find people behind a gang smuggling scientists across the Iron Curtain.

 

The Deadly Affair

This is based on John le Carre's book Call For The Dead and has George Smiley renamed as the rights were still tied up with The spy Who Came in From the Cold. James Mason and Maximillian Schell star.

 

Curtain Up

Actors attempt to rehearse a new play when the writer turns up and interferes. A comedy with Margaret Rutherford and Robert Morley. 

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Butch and Sundance The Early Days

This is the unneeded prequel to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It is alright.

 

Dead Man's Shoes

a paratrooper returns to his home to avenge his brother's death. This is another Shane Meadows film and is well worth a look.

 

The Ghost of Greville Lodge

A young boy starts seeing a ghost after coming to live in an old lodge. This is more of a British TV film.

 

Ender's Game

A kid is recruited into the military in order to learn how to fight a war against aliens. Never read the book but the film is interesting. Harrison Ford is unsympathetic.

 

Ghost in the Shell

This is the live action version with Scarlett Johansson. The military versus cyber terrorists in the Far East. I liked it.

 

Horror of Frankenstein

This is technically Hammer remaking The Curse of Frankenstein. Ralph Bates is the Baron and Dave (Darth Vader) Prowse plays the monster. Much nastier than the original.

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The Party's Over

An American comes to London looking for his fiance who has fallen in with beatniks, one of whom is Oliver Reed An unusual film but worth a look.

 

Play it Cool

An heiress falls in with a musical group and they search a succession of nightclubs for her boyfriend. See once

 

Six Five Special 

A film based on the British music show of the 50s. A girl travelling to London runs into artists appearing on the show as they are on the train and they do musical numbers. If you are a fan of 50s music, watch.

 

Night of the Eagle

A professor who debunks superstition finds out his wife has been using magic to help him. However when he removes the charms strange things start to happen.

 

Shadows on the Stairs

Residents of a boarding house come under suspicion following a string of murders.

 

Stolen Assignment

Two journalists, a man and woman, compete to cover a murder and whether the police want them to or not solve the crime.

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World: I have a soft spot for these movies, and this one is a great finish to the trilogy of films. (Hulu)

 

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment: You know, I remember this being funnier when I first saw it 35 years ago at the movie theater. (Netflix)

 

Frozen II: A worthy sequel to the first movie, with an interesting story and some great musical numbers. (4K UltraHD)

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