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Post by The Real Ravenhurst » 1 year ago

Chris Morris has a new film out next week! :) It's called The Day Shall Come:



He talks to Jon Snow about it here:

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Post by Joan » 1 year ago

Anyone got a clue how they came up with this as the 100th anniversary of cinema? Cinema was well established by 1920, with the first feature film released in 1906, and the oldest surviving cinema opened in 1908. I searched the Wikipedia History of Film, and Movie Theatre pages and neither mentions any event that happened in 1920. According to the article, Leicester Square didn't have cinemas until the 30s.

https://www.timeout.com/london/news/cel ... are-011320
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Post by Lullabelle » 1 year ago

At the weekend we saw Current Wars, loud music, mumbled difficult to understand dialogue-disappointing
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Post by Joan » 1 year ago

Lullabelle wrote:
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At the weekend we saw Current Wars, loud music, mumbled difficult to understand dialogue-disappointing
I am sad you didn't enjoy your cinema experience, but I wasn't aware of this, so googled it...producer Harvey Weinstein.

So your post made me a little happy. I have put too much money in his pocket. I can skip this one.
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Post by Lullabelle » 1 year ago

Joan wrote:
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I am sad you didn't enjoy your cinema experience, but I wasn't aware of this, so googled it...producer Harvey Weinstein.

So your post made me a little happy. I have put too much money in his pocket. I can skip this one.
It was a dvd watched at home.
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Post by JohnToo » 1 year ago

Not a movie but we don't have a theatre thread.

London Mime Festival. I've seen mime before on occasion but it's not something I'd have sought out. But a friend took me to Dead Good by an outfit called Vamos. The ability to convey both narrative and depths of emotion by the subtlest gesture is amazing (it's full mask mime, so they don't get the advantage of facial expressions either). And I don't recall hearing so much audible and uncontrolled sobbing in an audience since Carousel at the National thirty years ago.
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Post by ransos » 1 year ago

^ Being shallower than you, I went to see Book of Mormon. Much as you would expect from the creators of South Park, it's crude, outrageous and riotously funny. Think Avenue Q meets Life of Brian, given the full Broadway musical and choreography treatment, and you'll be close.
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Post by Regulator » 11 months ago

ransos wrote:
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^ Being shallower than you, I went to see Book of Mormon. Much as you would expect from the creators of South Park, it's crude, outrageous and riotously funny. Think Avenue Q meets Life of Brian, given the full Broadway musical and choreography treatment, and you'll be close.

I have it on my 'To See' list.
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Post by jollygoodthen » 11 months ago

The last good movie I watched was True Grit, which I’ve seen before, but it was too good not to watch again.



The book was written by Charles Portis – interesting guy!

One of my favourites of all time:

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Post by Mister Paul » 11 months ago

I have a bit of a thing for Taika Waititi at the moment, so watched Boy last week.

Funny, laid back, nice relaxing pace, but thoughtful. I think being set in the 80s with Boy about the same age I was then helped.
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Post by jollygoodthen » 11 months ago

Bah.

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I just watched a trailer, it looks good. As consolation, I’ll listen to this again, from another [late] New Zealander.

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Post by Mister Paul » 11 months ago

jollygoodthen wrote:
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Bah.

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I just watched a trailer, it looks good. As consolation, I’ll listen to this again, from another [late] New Zealander.

It's on Amazon for free at the moment.
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Post by jollygoodthen » 11 months ago

“Free” is about all we’ve got left in our entertainment budget. I’ve used up my Amazon Prime trial, but if history is a guide, another will be along later.
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Post by Greg » 11 months ago

Saw Joker the night before last and ruddy brilliant it is too.
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Post by JohnToo » 11 months ago

Saw David Copperfield last night...

Good fun, and multiple superb actors none of whom tried to steal the show - but we were left slightly wondering whether it had a point beyond good entertainment (not that there's anything wrong with entertainment) - had Dickens' social commentary got a bit lost somewhere?
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