FILUMS ..to see.

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Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Dec 2019, 4:39pm

mercalia wrote:I read on the BBC that they intend to redo some of it. Maybe more furry breasts :lol:

Or some dogs :wink:
Cats are all much the same, dogs vary a lot
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Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Postby mercalia » 26 Dec 2019, 5:01pm

Yesterday I went thru the 10 eps of the 2nd Season of Lost in Space - much better than the first season
Today I finished the 3rd season of The Last Kingdom. ( the little scheming would be king runt got his come-uppance at last.)

Both these series are top notch ( now )

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Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Postby kwackers » 26 Dec 2019, 9:38pm

mercalia wrote:Yesterday I went thru the 10 eps of the 2nd Season of Lost in Space - much better than the first season
Today I finished the 3rd season of The Last Kingdom. ( the little scheming would be king runt got his come-uppance at last.)

Both these series are top notch ( now )

"The Last Kingdom" was excellent - as was "Vikings".
(And for a bit of tongue in cheek I really enjoyed "Norsemen")

I watched the first season of "Lost in Space" and thought it was pants, I guess I could suffer season 2 - but it really needs to be a lot better.

Just finished the last ep of "The Expanse".

Still got a couple of episodes of "Rick & Morty" along with "His Dark Materials" (and "Seven Worlds" for non sci-fi).

There's "The Witcher" and the "Picard" series too, I'll give them a go I think.

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Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Postby mercalia » 27 Dec 2019, 10:59am

re The Last Kingdom. I will miss the scheming runt who wanted Alfred's throne. Not sure if the next season will be any good without him? So many characters have gone incl Alfred. Utred is a rather plain character? I suspect it will go down hill now and the next season the Last of the Last Kingdom?

The Vikings, I still have the last season to watch, Got a bit weary after the first few seasons. and again it went downnhill when they contrived to send Ragnor to the north to meet his maker in the snake pit. After that the characters were just puppets rather than sources of what happens. As for Ivor getting to escape on a cart just wearing a hood is the stupidest device just to allow another season ( the last one)
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Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Postby mercalia » 12 Mar 2020, 12:43pm

The Ninth Gate. Rather dated now

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I watched this again last night. A good film seriously marred by Depp lighting up a fag at every opportunity. In the end its gets to be a bit of a joke. Rather dated now as he was puffing away even inside public spaces. Even the 2 old geezers/twins in I think in Portugal or Spain who he visits were puffing away and the ash falling on the priceless book. If I was LCF I would be waiting for them when they come down below as surley such a montrous handling of old texts is beyond belief & needs punishment. And the socalled experts were quite happy to handle the books with bare hands letting all their finger grease contaminate them. I wonder why Roman Polanski thought fags were so cool to figure them so prominantly? One instance was even funny as it was bent, clearly Depp rolls his own

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Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Postby Reddington » 10 May 2020, 11:47am

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Watched this with the wife last night.It's 9 years old but some of the similarities with COVID-19 could be quite uncomfortable for some.
Apparently there are a few conspiracy theories surrounding the film and the current virus but given the similarities and the current influence of social media there was bound to be.
Not a bad watch by any means.

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Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Postby mercalia » 10 May 2020, 1:38pm

If you have Netflix. the Norwegian short tv series - Ragnarok

It is a modern day reworking of the Viking Ragnarok myth about the battle between the gods ( Thor ) and the Giants set in modern day small Norwegian town called Edda, about the themes of pollution, exploitation and power. It is only 6 episodes but quite compelling viewing. Is only in Norwegian so you have to use subtitles, and since some bits are spoken on old norse (god-speak) getting subtitles for both Norwegian and Old Norse maybe a problem. There is a bit of homour: The giants are are a bit decadent prefering to watch tv and baking cakes for the local running class or running the local factory, ratherthan engage in titanic struggles these days - that is until Thor turns up. Some great scenary


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Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Postby Cyril Haearn » 23 Jun 2020, 9:11am

Yippee, cinemas may open on the fourth of July
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Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Postby mercalia » 23 Jun 2020, 11:30am

Cyril Haearn wrote:Yippee, cinemas may open on the fourth of July
God shave America!


you mean you actually go to them? to see films on those tiny screens you get these days? The days of those mammoth Odeon screens are gone, those where the says of "Cinema". I prefer to watch them on my tiny screen at home. wont get an covid-19 also

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Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Jun 2020, 6:45pm

mercalia wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Yippee, cinemas may open on the fourth of July
God shave America!


you mean you actually go to them? to see films on those tiny screens you get these days? The days of those mammoth Odeon screens are gone, those where the says of "Cinema". I prefer to watch them on my tiny screen at home. wont get an covid-19 also

Yes I do, there is a big one right near my new home, not been there yet, I need to get out more
There is nothing like the excitement of watching a film with hundreds of strangers, the smell of popcorn, squealing kiddies :wink:
Besides, one learns more, at some screenings experts introduce the films and take questions
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Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Postby Redvee » 24 Jun 2020, 11:32pm

During the initial weeks of lockdown I was on Netflix/Youtube watching far too much TV but watched all of the Rapha Film documentaries on Youtube about gravel riding and the Movistar series. One film on Netflix that started off with an amateur cyclist/journo wantin to see what effect PEDs would have on his performance and lead to far greater consequences was Icarus.