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Post by linus » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:29

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Post by tompony » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:25

I've never heard of that, but it looks right up my street.

For any fans of good bad films, I'd highly recommend Gymkata. It's basically Enter the Dragon (same director and everything) but with gymnastics instead of martial arts.

This article about a terrible British film / tax scam also caught my eye the other day: Worst Film Ever: The Legend of Eldorado

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Post by this clump of trees » Sat Apr 19, 2014 20:13

i watched A Touch of Sin last night. it was ok, kind of slow outside of the violent parts.

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Post by Cloudy Cat » Sun Apr 20, 2014 07:06

tompony wrote:Spider Baby is the only other one of his that I've seen, but I've been meaning to watch Coffy and Foxy Brown - the clips from them in the Corman's World documentary looked great. I liked Pit Stop quite a bit more than Spider Baby, but they both have really good music and Sid Haig is amazing in both of the, so yeah - Jack Hill!
Spider Baby is way out there. Reminds me of the sort of films the Scala put on when it was polluting the world with prurient and pockmarked celluloid.

I finally got to see Hitchcock's Suspicion. It walks a fine balance between comedy and suspense. Basil Radford plays himself which is always reassuring, that is the part of the bumbling Englishman, it's as if someone gave a Wodehouse book a good shake and out he fell. Cary Grant plays the grown-up child and Joan Fontaine the nurturing motherly type. The clue to the film's direction is neatly framed when Grant and Fontaine first meet and she's reading a book on child psychology. It's a little Oedipal!

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Post by Dan » Thu Apr 24, 2014 00:40

I don't think I've seen Suspicion. If I have I should watch it again, clearly.

I did watch Lifeboat today, though. By coincidence I also watched All Is Lost, which is an hour and a half of Robert Redford in a lifeboat, earlier this week.

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Post by tompony » Sun Apr 27, 2014 17:49

I've done a couple more reviews!

Brian De Palma's Sisters, which is bloody brilliant, one of his best films out of the ten or so that I've seen: http://sicblog.co.uk/home-cult-sisters/

And Gregory's Girl, which I'd somehow managed to make it into my thirties without ever seeing before. It's lovely. Hooray for reviewing things! http://sicblog.co.uk/home-cult-gregorys-girl/

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Post by Dan » Fri May 09, 2014 09:50

Sisters is the best De Palma.

What do any of you know about these films: http://networkonair.com/shop/113-the-british-film-promo ?

The only one I've seen is The Final Programme. Any particular recommendations appreciated.

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Post by tompony » Sat May 10, 2014 10:43

I'm not sure it quite topped Blow Out for me, but it was very close.

Your link doesn't work for me, I just get a page saying "This category is currently unavailable."

I'm covering the Derby Film Festival this week, here's my write-up of the first day. It was a great start! Don't suppose anyone here is planning to attend any of it? I'll be around for all of both weekends plus the Slint documentary on Tuesday night if so. Really looking forward to the Q&A with John Hurt later, hoping I can ask him about the (seemingly lost) version of Romeo and Juliet that starred him plus hundreds of Italian feral cats: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo.Juliet

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Post by leon » Sun Aug 10, 2014 20:58

I just looked up Lovefilm with the intention of rejoining now I've actually got £7 spare a month, and discovered its been taken over by Amazon. Is anyone a member and is it still any good? I've just signed up for a free trial but it appears its £5.99 for instant film and an extra £6.99 for postal rental, which I'm sure is double what I paid last time I was a member a couple of years ago.

I mostly want it to watch old films I've not seen before or want to see again, rather than new stuff. Not sure I want to pay £13 a month for it though as it won't get used THAT much.
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Post by tompony » Sun Aug 10, 2014 21:44

It's still pretty much the same service, although they do seem to have been slightly slower at sending things out since Amazon took it over. I pay a lot less now though as you can deactivate the streaming stuff and just get the discs, or at least I was able to do that as a LoveFilm person who got switched over. If you can do that as a new user then I'd say it's well worth the cost. I get two discs at a time and I've got two lists set up so that I usually get one more recent mainstream sort of film and one older / foreign / obscure thing, which works quite well.

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Post by this clump of trees » Sun Jan 18, 2015 17:00

i watched "foxcatcher" the other day.. it was pretty good. sort of a reagan-era "salo".

and then last night i watched "nightcrawler". it started out alright, i thought it was going to go in the same direction as "blow out", when it looked like the camera guy had unearthed a big conspiracy he could barely comprehend.. but instead it just petered out into a criticism of journalism that is insufficiently interventionist.. the moral of the movie is basically "if you see something, say something".

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Post by tompony » Mon May 11, 2015 19:48

I went to Derby film festival last weekend and stuffed films into my eyes until they were shrivelled and weird.

I've written a full write-up if anyone would like a read, but either way I would like to put a big old recommendation out for a film called Spring, which is a kind of horror / sci-fi take on the "young couple talk and walk around" genre (Before Sunrise etc). I haven't fallen so completely in love with a new film in years, it's beautiful.

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by this clump of trees » Sat Jun 13, 2015 22:42

i dont care what the media monopolies say, the actor chris pratt looks extremely cornfed to me

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by this clump of trees » Sat Jun 13, 2015 23:16



what is that song theyre playing at the end of the trailer, where the dog is chasing a truck thru the woods or whatever. i keep hearing it used in ads for outdoorsy things

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by linus » Sat Jun 13, 2015 23:41

According to IMDB it's "I Bet My Life" by Imagine Dragons

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by this clump of trees » Sat Jun 13, 2015 23:57

d'oh. i see that now.

imagine..... dragons!

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Wheatabeat » Tue Jun 20, 2017 14:04

Having a nearly-four year old, he's just started to show the bit of patience required to get through a film. Anyway, we watched Boss Baby all together and I absolutely loved it, rather shamelessly. Nice bit of humour for the adults and a good pace to keep him interested.
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