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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:36 am 
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I watched 'Life' thinking that they'd have Elvis singing over the credits !

No chance !

This film seemed like a cross between 'Gravity' & 'Alien' !

The action is set on board the International Space Station [ISS] [like how 'Gravity' starts out].

A probe is on its way back from Mars with samples on board.

They have to catch it as it passes & check out the samples for any sign of life.

They find it, & its not friendly !

It does nasty things to the crew & even a tame rat they have onboard.

Strange thing is, it does something a bit different to each of them.

To show how it's growing & evolving I suppose.

An interesting film with good effects.

My daughter-in-law had to cover her eyes a few times when the action got a tad gruesome...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:47 am 
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I watched 'Life' ...


Interesting. I'll look out for that one. No surprise that it wasn't friendly!


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Jack Reacher - 4/10. Give Tom Cruise his due, he is aging both gracefully and well. He is wasted in these Reacher movies. Did you spot one the most clunky set-up and call-backs ever, Andrew.



Not sure. What was it?


Reacher returns to his room and finds his 'daughter' clearly enjoying being taught a little self-defence. When asked what he thinks, for no apparent reason, and in the clunkiest of dialogue he tells her "Trust me, if all you have left is that move, just assume you're dead already".

Later, on the rooftop, when the trained assassin bad guy, holding the girl over the edge, obligingly doesn't shoot an unarmed Reacher, and gives him time to tell her "You know what this means, it means we're dead already". Cue the move.


Ha ha. Thanks for the reminder. That was a bit clunky!


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Café Society - The latest from Woody Allen. I have enjoyed some of his recent films more than this one, most notably Midnight in Paris, but it was fine.

Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015) - I really liked this one. You get to see a lot of Hong Kong as a couple meet and fall in love. All the time moving around the city. Harmless.


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A couple of films with the actress Gemma Arterton, who is another famous name associated with the town of Gravesend. She was born and brought up there.

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Another in the zombie apocalypse genre. Entertaining with a convincing presentation of an abandoned and overgrown London. I always enjoy seeing this kind of scenario played out.

Song for Marion (aka Unfinished Song) (2012) Gemma plays a singing group tutor whose members include Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp. It's a comedy in some respects but someone has terminal cancer so it goes down that emotional road, too.


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A couple of films with the actress Gemma Arterton, who is another famous name associated with the town of Gravesend. She was born and brought up there.

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Another in the zombie apocalypse genre. Entertaining with a convincing presentation of an abandoned and overgrown London. I always enjoy seeing this kind of scenario played out.

Song for Marion (aka Unfinished Song) (2012) Gemma plays a singing group tutor whose members include Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp. It's a comedy in some respects but someone has terminal cancer so it goes down that emotional road, too.


Yes, we're quite proud of 'our' girl here in Gravesend !

Have you seen The Disappearance of Alice Creed from 2009 ?

There are just three characters seen throughout.

It must have been an ordeal [for her] to film it !

The daughter of a rich man, she is kidnapped, stripped naked, then dressed in a tracksuit, gagged, hooded & tied spread-eagled to a bed,
she has to ask [with sign language] if she wants to pee [or worse].

The masked kidnappers then position a receptacle between her legs & we hear her peeing [they hear this & watch, too].

When the sound stops, they enquire if she's finished.

Audiences claim this was the most embarrassing moment in the film [& there were lots more] !

She was so 'into' her character that she insisted, when necessary, that she be totally naked, even in scenes where she wasn't in shot.

What a girl !

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I heard about that one when it was released and didn't think it sounded like my kind of film. Your description hasn't changed my mind!


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I heard about that one when it was released and didn't think it sounded like my kind of film.
Your description hasn't changed my mind!


Well, I'm sorry if I failed to wet your appetite !

It didn't leave much to the imagination !

She's made a lot of less harrowing films, you mentioned a couple of them.


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Have you seen The Disappearance of Alice Creed from 2009 ?

There are just three characters seen throughout.

It must have been an ordeal [for her] to film it !

The daughter of a rich man, she is kidnapped, stripped naked, then dressed in a tracksuit, gagged, hooded & tied spread-eagled to a bed,
she has to ask [with sign language] if she wants to pee [or worse].

The masked kidnappers then position a receptacle between her legs & we hear her peeing [they hear this & watch, too].

When the sound stops, they enquire if she's finished.

Audiences claim this was the most embarrassing moment in the film [& there were lots more] !

She was so 'into' her character that she insisted, when necessary, that she be totally naked, even in scenes where she wasn't in shot.

What a girl !


Gee-zus, Colin. You could have said spoiler alert.


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ColinB wrote:
...Well, I'm sorry if I failed to wet your appetite !...

Ooops !

That should read 'whet' of course...

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Gee-zus, Colin. You could have said spoiler alert.

I didn't deem that necessary as I didn't give away any important bits of the plot...


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ColinB wrote:
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...Well, I'm sorry if I failed to wet your appetite !...

Ooops !

That should read 'whet' of course...

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Gee-zus, Colin. You could have said spoiler alert.

I didn't deem that necessary as I didn't give away any important bits of the plot...


You're saying that, Colin. But I'd pay good money to watch her pee.


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mike edwards wrote:
Gee-zus, Colin. You could have said spoiler alert.
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I didn't deem that necessary as I didn't give away any important bits of the plot...
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You're saying that, Colin. But I'd pay good money to watch her pee.


As I said, she's quite a girl:

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ColinB wrote:
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Gee-zus, Colin. You could have said spoiler alert.
ColinB wrote:
I didn't deem that necessary as I didn't give away any important bits of the plot...
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You're saying that, Colin. But I'd pay good money to watch her pee.


As I said, she's quite a girl:

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Thanks. I needed that.


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Thanks. I needed that.


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A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) Based on a real person and the book that tells his story. A London busker, who is also a recovering drug addict, takes in a stray ginger cat - Bob, who plays himself in the film. Very good.


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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Director Tim Burton's latest. A fantasy adventure switching from modern times to 1943.


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The Mummy with Tom Cruise & Russell Crowe.

Not really a remake of the previous 'Mummy' films, but rather a new story.

Great effects, but the story is a complete mess !

Combines elements of Egyptian mummies with zombies & even Doctor Jeykll & Mr Hyde !

Can't honestly recommend this one.

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Although Sofia Boutella is quite fanciable, from what you can see under the bandages...
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I Won't Come Back aka Ya ne vernus (2014)

Directed by an Estonian with Russian spoken this is a story about two runaway girls making their way to Kazakhstan. A road movie of sorts. Excellent.
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