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    Recommend a film

    I seem to recall there used to be a "Recommend a film" thread in here for people to recommend "off the beaten track" films but i can't find it so thought i'd make a new one. I'll start the ball rolling: Firstly, Brick. Very good Film noir detective story set in a high school. I thoroughly enjoyed it, took me back to some of the old style movies. http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0393109/ Secondly, The Squid and Whale. A great semi-autobiographical film by Noah Baumbach about divorce and joint custody. I can watch this film over and over again. http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0367089/ Thirdly, Pan's Labyrinth. It's spanish and in subtitles so may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is in my opinion the best film of last year. Set during the Spanish Civil War it tells about a young girls daydreams in her attempts to escape her life. Fantastic story and amazing effects. http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/
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    NFFC Rumours

    What i find amusing is that in January 2012 we decided that Wes Morgan was no longer required and sold him to Leicester... fast forward 7 years and we are signing the guy Wes is still keeping out of their team
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    Reasons why you HATE the modern game...

    I remember seeing a game, must be a few years back now with a decision the tv pundits were half and half over, some thought it was foul, some thought it wasn't. Anyway they zoomed in so the football was almost the size of the entire screen, and then slowed it down so that it was literally going frame by frame and watched it about 10 times and by doing that you could "just about" tell which way the decision should go. All the pundits then confidentally agreed that the ref had completely fucked it up It was actually quite funny
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    Recommend a film

    Spotlight - Been mentioned a few times in this thread already I think. I liked it a lot. The story of the Boston Globe journalist team that uncovered the child abuse scandal in the catholic church. 8/10 Robot and Frank - Set "in the near future" an old man, and former cat burglar, is losing his mind so his son gets him a robot to help him around the house etc... however Frank starts using the robot to help out with heists again. Quite short but enjoyable. 7/10
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    What Have You Been Watching?

    I've just watched The First which is a show set in the future some time about the first manned mission to Mars. Was really quite good, very understated, quite slow I guess, and it's more about the families and what they go through than the actual SciFi element of going to Mars. It's only an 8 episode season anyway and worth a watch.
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    Recommend a film

    Mortal Engines - It always worry's me when a movie trailer is basically "THIS WAS MADE BY THE LORD OF THE RINGS GUYS!!!", makes me think the film can't stand up for itself. Still it wasn't terrible, entertaining enough for the most part, except for a weird bit where some unstoppable insane robot just decides to switch himself off or something (?) for no plausible reason I could see. It's a bit complicated for a synopsis (perhaps that's why the trailer focused on the makers) but it's a standard mostly forgettable blockbuster. 6/10 Aquaman - They've made this one a standalone movie as opposed to trying to fit it in with the rest of the DC stuff. It works better because of it but it's still mostly rubbish. I guess it was entertaining enough if you have a few hours to spare. Basically Atlantis's king, and Aquaman's half brother, wants to start a war with the above ground people and Aquaman has to stop him by going on a quest, in very much the style of National Treasure and Da Vinci Code, for a mythical trident. There is also an implausibly unstoppable human after revenge because Aquaman didn't save his Dad after they both tried to kill him (?). It was too long as well. 5/10
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    Recommend a film

    Calvary - A priest gets threatened with murder in 1 week during confessionals, he spends the week trying to work out what to do about it. I really enjoyed this, it's low key and interesting. The priest knows who it is that has threatened him but the viewer doesn't know and his "flock" are all very characters that you wouldn't really put it past them so it keeps you guessing. 8/10 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald - The second Fantastic Beasts film in the Harry Potter series, i really like the first one and this one was good, it's just it was clearly more setting the scene for the follow up movies (i think there are 5 in all planned). Still some good action and humour, although a bit light on the fantastic beasts... 7/10
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    Recommend a film

    Robin Hood (2018) - If you like super slow motion shots of people jumping while firing a bow and arrow then this film is for you! If that's not your bag i'd probably skip this. 4/10 The Girl in the Spiders Web - I read a few bad reviews of this so went in a little apprehensive but ended up quite enjoying it. It's nowhere near as good as the original (Swedish or US remake) but I found it entertaining enough. My biggest gripe with it is that there were no surprises, it was obvious what was going to happen whereas the original was full of twists and turns. This is more of an action film than the tense thriller the others were. 6/10
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    Recommend a film

    Venom - Bit naff. It takes forever for Venom to even show up and then the rest of the film, all the better stuff, is squashed up and doesn't make much sense. 4/10 Bohemian Rhapsody - I enjoyed this, story-wise you could substitute any other biopic about a music star from that period and it's pretty much the same, but great music (if you like Queen of course) and a really good ending where they recreate the Live Aid '85 concert performance almost note for note, move for move. 7/10
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    Recommend a film

    I went to the Concert Hall last night and watched Jurassic Park In Concert... basically they have a big screen with the movie on (the original), but a live orchestra on stage doing the soundtrack. Really enjoyed it, JP is one of my favourite movies anyway and a big part of that is the soundtrack so was great to hear it live. They are doing it with a few old films now i think... Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, Love Actually (if that's your thing). Recommend it anyway.
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    What Have You Been Watching?

    I've enjoyed the first season of Kidding. Jim Carrey is a popular kids TV host who really is the same on and off screen, but starts to go through a breakdown after the 1 year anniversary of one of his twin sons death in a car accident. Most of the episodes are directed by Michel Gondry (who also directed Eternal Sunshine) and the story is very much told in his unique visual style. It was something a bit different anyway.
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    Championship chit chat

    Didn’t know where to put this, but it made me chuckle (especially when he needed help doing his reentry into the ring) so thought I’d share here Grant Holt wrestling
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    Recommend a film

    Antman and the Wasp - Quite enjoyed this one, way more than the first. Quite funny too. 7/10 The Predator - I generally enjoyed the other Predator films (i haven't seen the AvP ones though) but this was a load of rubbish. It didn't make any sense at all, and that might have been OK if the action held up but that was rubbish and didn't make much sense either - eg. Predator kills everyone in the room with ease except major character, who he just leaves alone, no explanation why. If you get an itch to see this just rewatch the Arnie one again. 1/10 (because i don't like giving zero's). Mission Impossible: Fallout - All the usual stuff from MI films, great action and stunts, good fun. Another great addition to the series. 8/10.
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    What Have You Been Watching?

    It's on a channel called "Quest" now. Hell knows why they suddenly have it though, there other programming is generally stuff like "How refrigerators work" (no lie, when i learned they had it i switched over and that was what was on!). They also have the league cup highlights as well, i haven't watched it but i can imagine it isn't much better.
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    What's happened?

    I've noticed a small thing since the new theme was put in, not sure if others are seeing it too or if i need to change a setting? When i'm looking at the overall board it tells me if there are new updates or not by going bold as usual. However when i go into the individual forums to read the updates it doesn't always show up bold even if i can see there is an update by the timings. It seems to be that if i have contributed to the thread (ie. if it has a star besides it) then it DOESN'T go bold, but if it is new or i haven't contributed to a thread (ie. if it has a circle besides it) then it DOES go bold. Any way to make it go bold regardless? As i say, it's a small thing but i did always find that useful before. Otherwise, great job though!
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    Recommend a film

    Hah, i thought i was recommending a little known indie film and every bugger has already watched it. Deacon: I think we drink virgin blood because it sounds cool. Vladislav: I think of it like this. If you are going to eat a sandwich, you would just enjoy it more if you knew no one had fucked it... I'll have to keep an eye out for Hunt for the Wilderpeople. I have got "Boy" recorded which is by the same guy but i've not watched it yet. The Martian - I think this would have been excellent if it wasn't so long. As it was though i still liked it, it reminded me of Cast Away with Tom Hanks. Anyway, a crew on Mars have to make a quick exit and accidentally leave an astronaut behind, he has to survive until he can be rescued. It does drag on a little but there is a good story there with some unexpected humour as well. 7/10
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    Recommend a film

    I watched Shaolin Soccer but it must have been about 15 years ago. If i remember correctly a guy and his team uses (highly exaggerrated) kung fu skills to win at football, eg spinning kung fu kicks but to a football. Something like that anyway. It was strange and i don't remember much about it but i don't think i hated it. The guy that made it released another film a few years later called Kung Fu Hustle which was similar i think. What We Do In The Shadows - Mockumentary about 4 vampires living together in New Zealand. A camera crew follows the vampires about as they live their daily lives (after they wear crucifixes and get a promise they won't be eaten of course) and shows the drawbacks and advantages of being undead. A lot of fun this, enjoyed it a lot. 8/10
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    Recommend a film

    Horns - Harry Potter's girlfriend is murdered and he's the prime suspect. After a drunken outburst against "God" he grows horns and strange powers which he uses to exact vengeance and try and find the truth. Not really anything new, but it was alright. 6/10
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    Recommend a film

    Rust and Bone - French film in which a woman loses both her legs in a work accident and starts an unlikely friendship with a bouncer that once saved her from a bar fight. Very good. 8/10
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    Recommend a film

    Filth - Based on an Irvine Welsh book, it's all a bit weird. Fucked up and nasty cop James McAvoy wants a promotion and sets about fucking up his colleagues to climb the ladder and win it. 5/10 The Spectacular Now - Extrovert on the rebound meets introvert and they start a romance. Some teenage angst happens along the way. 5/10
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    Recommend a film

    Episodes 1-3 get a lot of underserved stick in my opinion... don't get me wrong, there is plenty of deserved stick but they are no way as bad as people like to make out. Take Phantom Menace for example, everyone loves to stick the boot in this one but it actually has some amazing scenes. The Duel of the Fates for example (the fight at the end) is perhaps the best lightsaber fight in the ENTIRE series of films, the pod race is very exciting as well. And the actual story behind the trilogy, of Palpatine manipulating his way to power and destroying his enemies is a really good one. As i say, there is plenty of crap as well (the whole falling in love part in Attack of Clones makes my toes curl) but for each terrible part there is an equally good part as well (eg. having about 50 jedi's battling in the arena in Attack). I would definitely say i enjoyed them despite their problems
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    Recommend a film

    I'm impressed you fell asleep... that was one bloody loud film! You must be a heavy sleeper I've always loved Jurassic Park, seen all the films multiple times (even the horrendous third one - talking to the velociraptors by making random noises through a skull lol!) and read the books multiple times as well. I just really enjoy the franchise. Basically anything Star Wars, Jurassic Park or Terminator related and i'm going to love it no matter what
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    Recommend a film

    Solo: A Star Wars Story - i enjoyed this. Not a lightsaber in sight but somehow still very "star-wars-ey". Tells the story of how a young Han Solo turns into the smuggler from the main film. The guy who plays Han did a really good job. 8/10 Deadpool 2 - More of the same from the first movie, not really anything new though. Still lots of a laughs, nods to the camera and piss-taking of established superhero movie cliches. 6/10 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - The dino's island sanctuary is about to be destroyed by a volcano so off they go to "rescue" them, cue dumbass bad guy who tries to betray them. All the usual stuff from a JP movie, lots of dino's running riot etc... i enjoyed this as well. 8/10 Lady Bird - Gave this a go after all the oscar buzz but, and unusally for me, i couldn't finish it. Managed about 30 minutes worth but it was just basically watching a bratty kid and that was it. Maybe i gave up before it got good, but i couldn't stomach it any longer. 0/10
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    What Have You Been Watching?

    Be careful, i watched the first few because i found Vinnie funny, then i somehow got into it and now i'm pissed off because the network cancelled it and i want to know what was going to happen next
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    Recommend a film

    Avengers: Infinity War - A classic Superhero ensemble film, really enjoyed it. 9/10 The Disaster Artist - A telling of how Art's favourite bad film, The Room, got made. I'd love to know just how much of that was true and how much was exaggerated/made up. Enjoyed that too. 8/10.
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