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Saw new Men in Black today,it’s similar to the Ghostbusters reboot in that it’s entertaining enough but just lacks the something different factor of the originals.

Bairn liked it which is main thing.
 

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Maradona is a brilliant watch. I saw Julian Temple’s Ibiza Silent Movie this week too which was really disappointing.


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The wonderful Pride on now BBC2. Pride is a 2014 British LGBT-related historicalcomedy-drama film written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus. Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.The alliance was unlike any seen before and was ultimately successful.
If too late and you have not seen it. Get it on Catch up. Folk that new what solidarity means. Quality film.

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The wonderful Pride on now BBC2. Pride is a 2014 British LGBT-related historicalcomedy-drama film written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus. Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.The alliance was unlike any seen before and was ultimately successful.
If too late and you have not seen it. Get it on Catch up. Folk that new what solidarity means. Quality film.

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That’s a cracking film.
Very entertaining and uplifting.
 

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Last two films I've seen at the pictues;
Maradonna doc, focusing on his time at Napoli, superb watch.
Apollo 11, just brilliant. No narration or talking head interviews, just stunning footage with NASA & TV commentaries from the time. Great soundtrack as well. Recommend the big screen for both.
 

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Seen Yesterday on Saturday (if you know what I mean !)...great, entertaining movie with of course fabulous music.
 

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That’s a cracking film.
Very entertaining and uplifting.
Which meant G that, like me you had a wee speck of grit in both eyes, when at the Gay Pride march after the strike,after the NUM and whole communities were defeated and devistated, NUM members from Wales and their families turned up at Pride in 1985 and lead the parade
Spendid article here....


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Another week another horror flick for me.

I saw Midsommar at the weekend. It is a slow burner that is clearly influenced by The Wicker Man, but I'd go out on a limb and say its a deeper experience than that folk-horror classic. The main character is far more involved and affected by the pagan shenanigans going on around her as opposed to Edward Woodward's unlucky polis who just experiences the strange behaviour before ultimately falling victim to it.

It's a bit gruelling , its 2hrs 30mins and most of that is concerned with building an unsettling atmosphere around 3 or 4 well earned shocks, so it wont be for everyone, but ultimately I thought it was as satisfying as it was uncomfortable.

It is absolutely stunning on a purely visual level too.
 

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Saw the magnificent Blinded by the light a week past Saturday. For a Springsteen obsessive like me it was fabulous and a bit like watching what happened to me in my last year at school on the big screen, except my Bruce conversion came five years previous to the main character Javed's in the film. Mine's was in 1982 rather than 1987, but just like him I also had a mate who gave me a couple of Bruce's albums and it changed my life completely as it did the guy in the film...and even more so seeing him in concert with the E Street Band for the first time in 1985. The film is a bit corny in parts but it's beautifully made and acted, the music of course is glorious, and it was incredibly moving in parts and very funny in other parts. The racism is dreadful to watch though and you just wonder how much has changed in the intervening 32 years.

I've met Sarfraz Manzoor (the journalist whose book the film is loosely based on) a couple of times over the years....once at an Edinburgh Festival thing he was doing about 9 years ago and the other time was before a Springsteen show at the Leeds Arena in 2013. I didn't really take to the guy much..thought he was a bit of an egotist to be honest...but he is a real Springsteen fanatic and has seen the Boss around 150 times...which puts my mere 24 times into perspective !

Even if you are not a Springsteen fan I would strongly recommend the film. It's very much needed for our current times even though it's set in 1987. A very uplifting film.
 
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Anyone on here who liked Get Out...

Go and see "Ready Or Not" right now.

One of the best satirical Horror-Comedies Ive seen since the 80s. Genuinely nasty and scrungy (well worth its 18 certificate) but sooooo funny and clever. And a fantastic take down of Americas masked class system to boot.

Completely unsubtle but it's gall carries from start to finish. Really impressive schlock.
 

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Saw 1917 today. Brilliant, though felt utterly claustrophobic and a pit in my stomach early doors in the film. Similarly in the river sequence latterly. Splendid film. Where have all the young men gone, long time passing, when will they ever learn, when will they ever learn ?

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Saw 1917 today. Brilliant, though felt utterly claustrophobic and a pit in my stomach early doors in the film. Similarly in the river sequence latterly. Splendid film. Where have all the young men gone, long time passing, when will they ever learn, when will they ever learn ?

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Seen it last week. First trip to the cinema for many a year due to a couple of punter reviews I read.

Well worth a watch.
 

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enjoyed The hurt locker
Tried to watch it on a dvd,stopped half way through to go for a pee.Got back and my remote wouldn't work.Need to go back to finish off.This was about 3 months ago.Was enjoying it too.
 

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I watched the epic three and a half hour long, gangster film, The Irishman last night. What can I say, tremendous, brilliant, outstanding. The best Director, directing some of the best actors in the world. The technology used to reverse ageing in flashback scenes is amazing. A bonus was to watch Martin Scorsese, Robert De Nero, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino together in conversation about the making of the film in The Irishman in Conversation for half and hour after the film.
I see that the film got 96% approval on Rotten Tomatoes the American review-aggregation website for film and television.
Coincidentally after my 4 hour journey I put BBC 1 on catching the tail end of the BAFTA awards.
Have seem both the excellent 1917 and The Irishman within a week I was absolutely astonished that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, in their wisdom did not give the 10 nominated The Irishman a sniff.

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I watched Instant Family last night, it was bland, but slightly funny, fine for Sunday night viewing with Mrs 1875.
 

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I watched the epic three and a half hour long, gangster film, The Irishman last night. What can I say, tremendous, brilliant, outstanding. The best Director, directing some of the best actors in the world. The technology used to reverse ageing in flashback scenes is amazing. A bonus was to watch Martin Scorsese, Robert De Nero, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino together in conversation about the making of the film in The Irishman in Conversation for half and hour after the film.
I see that the film got 96% approval on Rotten Tomatoes the American review-aggregation website for film and television.
Coincidentally after my 4 hour journey I put BBC 1 on catching the tail end of the BAFTA awards.
Have seem both the excellent 1917 and The Irishman within a week I was absolutely astonished that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, in their wisdom did not give the 10 nominated The Irishman a sniff.

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I have to say, as much as I thought I would love The Irishman, I just didn’t. I enjoyed it, but something about it just didn’t grip me the way other Scorsese films have.
I don’t think it had anything like the same number of instantly iconic scenes, lines or even characters that his other work has.

Goodfellas and The Departed are my all time favourite films, so maybe I need to watch The Irishman again.
 

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Watched Uncut Gems at the weekend. If you have Netflix you are duty bound to see this one.

The whole plot revolves around a few days in the life of a gambling addict making one terrible decision after another. Absolutely rattles by from start to finish. 2hrs pass like 20 minutes.
 

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I have to say, as much as I thought I would love The Irishman, I just didn’t. I enjoyed it, but something about it just didn’t grip me the way other Scorsese films have.
I don’t think it had anything like the same number of instantly iconic scenes, lines or even characters that his other work has.

Goodfellas and The Departed are my all time favourite films, so maybe I need to watch The Irishman again.
I'm the same. Irishman was fine, but not a patch on the others you mentioned.

Saw 1917 last night and thought it was pretty good too. The way it's filmed was pretty amazing, but it sometimes made you concentrate on that rather than the film? Enjoyed it though.
 
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