Started by: admin (1087)

Just watched for the umpteenth time CASABLANCA in my opinion the best ever film..
Last night watched a film I had recorded a few months ago ARRIVALS Two hours, and at the end couldn't understand what it was all about?? Has anyone watched it? and can explain to me what it was all about...

Started: 17th Oct 2021 at 14:17

Posted by: lectriclegs (4519)

Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 14:21

Posted by: TerryW (6964)

Not seen Arrivals. But you can't be the classics.

"Here's Looking At You, Kid."

"Of All The Gin Joints In All The Towns In All The World, She Walks Into Mine."

Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 14:22

Posted by: broady (17570) 

Quiet Man for me.

Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 15:33

Posted by: admin (1087)

Just read the link, still cant work it out You would need the brain of someone a lot more intelligent than I am to work out what was happening whilst watching the film,. I've read the reviews and people are saying its a brilliant film so obviously there are a lot of very intelligent people about

Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 17:17

Posted by: momac (11918) 

I love Camelot..the one with Vanessa's magic, and Car Wash.
Too many others to mention.

Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 17:27

Posted by: jathbee (10970)

Les Miserables. The one with Hugh Jackman and Russel Crowe.
Also,Gladiator. With Russel Crowe.

Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 18:14

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)

So yoo like Russell Crowe

Well I watched him in the film Noah, and he played a 'Nasty Noah'

Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 18:46
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 17th Oct 2021 at 18:48:51

Posted by: Anne (4071) 

I do enjoy some of the vintage black and white films. Noticed two or three advertised over the past day or two which are favourites. “Went the day well“ “Millions like us” and “This happy breed”. Simple plots easy to follow reflecting the particular period.
Also always enjoy “Tora, Tora, Tora”. Encouraged me to visit the place.

Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 19:54

Posted by: jathbee (10970)

So yoo like Russell Crowe

Well I watched him in the film Noah, and he played a 'Nasty Noah

Yes. TTS. I doo like Russell Crowe.
I also watched him in the film Noah. He doesn't always play the good guy.
He was a very nasty policeman in Les Miserables.
I like Hugh Jackman too. Both Jackman and Crowe are excellent actors, in my opinion.

Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 20:16

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1069) 

Full metal jacket for me... The drill Sgt... Who had been a drill Sgt in his career prior to films.. Brill.. He should have 5 Oscars.

Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 21:06

Posted by: r.fisher (607)

I read they didnt have a script but improvised as well.



Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 21:11

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1069) 

All filmed in England as well.

Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 21:24

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)

Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 21:31

Posted by: grimshaw (3066) 

Carve her name with pride .
A town like Alice .
Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Loneliness of the long distance runner .

Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 22:55

Posted by: broady (17570) 

Bohemian Rhapsody. Brought back memories.

Replied: 17th Oct 2021 at 23:14

Posted by: linma (2715)

Anne, like you, Went the day well and This happy breed. The Shawshank Redemption, some brilliant films on channel 81.

Replied: 18th Oct 2021 at 07:10

Posted by: peter g (2937) 

Green Mile for me

Replied: 18th Oct 2021 at 13:55

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)


I first watched Arrival when it 'arrived' on Netflix a few months ago, or to be accurate I watched about half of it, and meant to return and watch the other half another time, because Netflix remembers where you watched it up to, and you can just 'resume' watching it, even if several months have passed by, and I do that a lot, especially if it's a 'slow' film, but the problem is that by the time I come to watch the remaining part of the film, I have forgotten what the first part was about, so I end up watching the entire thing.

But each to his own, and that is me, but with Arrival I did find it slow, and I had forgotten how it started off, so yesterday I decided to watch the entire film, and I didn't read that synopsis about it, posted from a link on here, so I watched it all yesterday with a clear mind, or as clear as my mind can be.

I was alright, with it, but only just alright with it, until towards the end of the film it did not explain what those Aliens wanted, and OK that woman realised that these Aliens were not nasty Aliens, because she had learned to read their language, and then she decided to phone the Chinese leader, like you can do, so I thought she gets through, and Chinese don't attack their Aliens, and so well done, American heroine, saves the world, and that would be the and of the film, can I say 'Heroine' or do women not like that now, because it is sexist, and they want to be Heroes instead ?

But bloody hell, that last two minutes of that film when she is talking to the Chinese leader, who keeps whispering in her ear, and she does not remember what she did, I couldn't make head or tale of it, it was something about time travel I don't know, but it spoiled the film, how can a piece of crap like that film win awards, it was utter dirge.

Replied: 18th Oct 2021 at 14:15

Posted by: Don GB (509)

Kelly's heroes.

Oddball (Donald Sutherland) quote, describing his tank:

"We got our own ammunition, it’s filled with paint. When we fire it, it makes… pretty pictures. Scares the hell outta people! We have a loudspeaker here, and when we go into battle we play music, very loud. It kind of… calms us down."

Brilliant film.

Replied: 18th Oct 2021 at 14:18
Last edited by Don GB : 18th Oct 2021 at 14:19:22


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