FILUMS ..to see.

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Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Postby Spinners » 31 Oct 2019, 5:44pm

mercalia wrote:
I thought they escaped to the Uk? Why Norway gives London a Xmas tree every year since WW2?



That comes after the events depicted in the film.
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Postby Psamathe » 31 Oct 2019, 7:36pm

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'The Kings Choice' (2016) starring Jesper Christensen and Anders Bassmo Christiansen.

Set in April 1940 this Norwegian film tells the story of how Norway was invaded by the Germans causing the Norwegian royal family to flee into the interior. With the official government in total collapse and a Quisling-led puppet government now in place the German envoy in Norway tries to negotiate peace with the popular {elected) King of Norway who must wrestle with his own conscience about the direction to take his country. A great history lesson and a really good film. 8/10.

I watched it but it never "clicked", not one I particularly enjoyed but I did watch it all.

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Postby mercalia » 1 Nov 2019, 11:16pm

Another good tv series - Warehouse 13. Inspired by the store where the Ark of the Covenant was hidden away in the Indiana Jones films.

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Postby Spinners » 4 Nov 2019, 10:01am

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'Let The Right One In' (2008) starring Kåre Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson.

Oskar is a troubled 12-year old boy living with his mother in the Stockholm suburbs. Bullied at school and a real loner he suddenly meets the mysterious Eli, seemingly a girl of his own age, who has moved into the flat next door. Their attraction soon develops but Eli slowly reveals to Oskar her very dark secret. This is the third time in about ten years now that I've watched this highly original dark and slightly twisted movie. I've absolutely no interest in watching the Hollywood remake as it couldn't possibly live up to this. 9/10.
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Postby francovendee » 5 Nov 2019, 8:21am

Just watched 'Sorry we missed you' at our local cinema. It's a film by Ken Loach and tells a story of a family trying to make ends meet despite both having jobs.
Loach's films are often a bit bleak and this was no different.

The most telling thing for me was in the credits. Contributors from people working in the two sectors featured in the film wished to remain anonymous.

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Postby Spinners » 6 Nov 2019, 8:32pm

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'Election' (1999) starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon.

I'm not sure how I've previously missed this film as Reese Witherspoon is one of my favourite modern actresses and she's in great form in this clever comedy playing Tracy Flick a preppy, swatty overachiever determined to win her high-school's election to become student body president. Matthew Broderick plays a teacher who intervenes when it appears that Tracy Flick will win unopposed by convincing a dim but popular high-school jock to campaign. There are some lovely spin-off character plotlines weaving around but overall this is quite watchable but far from a classic. BTW cover Grandma and the budgie as the C-word gets an unexpected singular outing. Now on BBC iPlayer. 6/10.
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Postby Bluemoons » 8 Nov 2019, 8:01am

landsurfer wrote:Ghost in the Shell ... true to the Anime .... GITS SAC ...

I wish to watch horror movies these last couple of months of this year. I am starting with these movie recommendations.https://www.essentialhommemag.com/welcome-to-the-age-of-the-terror-film/ I have already watched "The Witch' and I love it. Two more to go on this list and i will be done with it this weekend. So please recommend me the ones you loved so i can have awsome horror spree.
Yup, I already watched Conjuring and Hereditaryand love both so, please leave these two out.

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Postby Vorpal » 8 Nov 2019, 8:40am

I have tickets for the new Star Wars film on 18 December :D
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Postby brynpoeth » 8 Nov 2019, 9:32am

Bluemoons wrote:..
I wish to watch horror movies these last couple of months of this year
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I like to see strange new films but I am afraid of being scared out of my tiny mind by horror films :?
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Postby 100%JR » 8 Nov 2019, 9:54am

Vorpal wrote:I have tickets for the new Star Wars film on 18 December :D

We're going to see it on Christmas Eve 8)
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Postby brynpoeth » 8 Nov 2019, 9:58am

I should wait till later, dinnae like sitting in a full cinema surrounded by strangers
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Postby mercalia » 8 Nov 2019, 10:43am

brynpoeth wrote:I should wait till later, dinnae like sitting in a full cinema surrounded by strangers


and get the flu just before the holiday period

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Postby Vorpal » 8 Nov 2019, 10:47am

brynpoeth wrote:I should wait till later, dinnae like sitting in a full cinema surrounded by strangers

I will be surrounded by friends :)
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Postby 100%JR » 8 Nov 2019, 10:51am

brynpoeth wrote:I should wait till later, dinnae like sitting in a full cinema surrounded by strangers

We go every Christmas Eve and have done since the the re-boot :D It's usually quite quiet despite the Cinema being in a large shopping centre 8)

mercalia wrote:and get the flu just before the holiday period

Never had Flu so not overly worried :wink: (I finish work on 17th so technically it's halfway through the Xmas period for me).
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Postby Spinners » 8 Nov 2019, 2:32pm

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'Melancholia' (2011) starring Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Any film that opens with a huge blue rogue planet smashing the earth to smithereens with the stirring prelude to Richard Wagner's 'Tristan und Isolde' playing in the background will need to rewind to fill the remaining two hours and what follows is an arty mix of psychological drama and science fiction. In two distinct but coherent parts we meet Justine (Dunst) and her sister Claire (Gainsbourg). In Part One we see Justine as a beautiful bride on her wedding day at a lavish celebration planned by her sister. But we quickly see that Justine is damaged by a depression that is certainly not helped by her dysfunctional family and overbearing boss. In Part Two we now focus on her sister Claire but all amid the turmoil and threat of the rogue planet either hitting the earth or passing closely by. Well, we already know the outcome from the first ten minutes but it's all played out with a twist and if you've got a decent home cinema system the incessant rumbling sound of the incoming planet might just rattle the chandeliers. Claire starts Part Two as mentally the stronger sister (at this stage her sister Justine is almost catatonic) but the threat caused by the incoming rogue planet causes her to unravel whilst Justine recovers (to an extent) developing a resigned calmness. Written and directed by Lars von Trier this is a real 'marmite' film and on a second viewing I think my score will move to the right a touch more. For now. 7/10.
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