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2009 Xmas and New Year Film Highlights

 
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: 2009 Xmas and New Year Film Highlights Reply with quote

Has anyone got any good recommendations for films being shown on TV over the Festive period.

Am having some time off, so am planning to hopefully catch some good films.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a Richard Allinson channel?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a stupid post-grow up.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awww Mark, I thought it was funny. Razz

But yes I'd like to hear about films over Xmas, I have a long break from 'work' 17 Dec - 4 Jan !! back on 5th Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One film which I definitely will be watching is The Big Easy on Tuesday 29th December on BBC 1.

Film was made in New Orleans and was made when I lived there.

A great thriller.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Incredibles is on if you fancy something a bit light hearted, not sure what day though.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
What a stupid post-grow up.



Get a sense of humour, you can't get through life without one.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see the Bond Film Quantum of Solace getting a run out on New Year's Day on Sky Movies Premiere at 8pm.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:46 pm    Post subject: 2007 Xmas & Film Highlights Reply with quote

I enjoyed the Incredibles. Bob Parr's boss reminded me of a headmaster at my primary school, and Edna Mode reminded me of Ronnie Corbett in drag!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:51 pm    Post subject: 2007 Xmas & Film Highlights Reply with quote

Was Victor Quartermaine's hair in 'Curse Of The Were-Rabbit' intended to be modelled on Simon Cowell's?

I know I watched a lot of the animated stuff - I liked 'Shrek 2' and 'Shrek The Halls' also. Princess Fiona in ogress form could be the model for Molly in 'Coronation Street'!

'Pirates Of The Caribbean 2' just had me thinking of the old Monkees joke when Davy Jones's locker came up!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Shrek and really enjoyed seeing them again.

I know it was for kids but I found the Gruffalo utterly charming and sweet, I wouldn't have minded if it had gone on for longer.
Great animations, my highlight of the festive viewing really Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watched Australia last night, my missus gave up after an hour, I watched it through, but I was disappointed.

I thought the whole script was too full of cliches, kept reminding me of Gone With The Wind but that isn't complimentary. I couldn't follow some of the dialogue from the Aussies, especially the 'baddies' who were very corny in character. The CGI I thought was poor especially the stampede scenes, in fact a lot of the outdoor scenes, campsites etc., were not very convincing either. I thought Nicole Kidman was wooden and kept reminding me of The Others. Hugh Jackman was OK.

I thought the mysticism of Aborigines was overdone and I expect Aborigine viewers were embarrassed by that.

Anything I liked?? Laughing

I thought the child actor Brandon Walters was excellent.

The appalling treatment of mixed race children in Australia was rightly highlighted in the film; although set in 1941 the racist practices continued officially until the 1970s!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pirates of the Caribbean AGAIN! this has become the new Great Escape. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw it last Christmas and we all thought what a load of rubbish. We wished we had seen the classic 1970s repeats that were shown on BBC2 instead!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually think it is quite a good film but there is no need to show it every Easter/Christmas/other bank holiday.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sad reflection on last night's offerings: the best programme by far was a 10 year old dinnerladies. Everything else was tripe!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
A sad reflection on last night's offerings: the best programme by far was a 10 year old dinnerladies. Everything else was tripe!

I saw some of that. I wouldn't mind seeing a few more of the Dinner ladies series. I saw in 2010 to Jools Holland's Hootenany which was enjoyable.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I'm gonna sound like a misery.. Razz but did anybody else think the London Fireworks were... well, a damp squid?
I thought the Aussie display was much more dramatic - again..
I think they concentrate way too much on the London Eye and it's getting a little old hat, I mean it's not the only one in the world... I also wonder if the display designers are trying to put a little too much "choreography" into the show when all most people want is a sky full of light.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:22 pm    Post subject: 2009 Xmas & New Year Film Highlights Reply with quote

Re:Australia. What I've seen from the trailers makes me think of The African Queen, though I don't think Hugh Jackman could sing the 'Twinky-diddle-dee' song as well as Humphrey Bogart!
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