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    Oh yes.


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    'Ripley', an 8 part series on Netflix based on the novel 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' and starring the excellent Andrew Scott is worth a watch.

    Shot entirely in black & white, it looks good though it might be a little slow paced for some

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    I'm not going anywhere near a slow paced black and white film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    I'm not going anywhere near a slow paced black and white film.

    You will miss one of the best examples of cinematography ever made then, Ripley is really a work of art, as well as entertaining.

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    Star Trek: Discovery is britanicus' nightmare.

    Gay and trans shit everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    I'm not going anywhere near a slow paced black and white film.
    in apartheid S Africa they had tv for years with just 2 hues, you guessed it black and white.

    Some great classic stuff in b and w

    Dashiell Hammet

    Maltese Falcon
    Casablanca
    Double Indemnity hard for me to name 3 better films'
    Zelig
    early Hitchcock, best original 39 steps etc
    Oh instead of closely observed drains try Milos Forman's pre Hollywood best

    closely observed trains or the Fireman's Ball
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    from brief encounters unexpurgated version

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Star Trek: Discovery is britanicus' nightmare.

    Gay and trans shit everywhere.
    Shite then of the woke variety, not so bad in sci fi but the BBC have cast blacks in the lastest wolf hall, supposedly an accurate depiction of Tudor England. When it comes to history brainwashing people into thinking England was always very diverse is just lying and re writing our past. How about a black George Washington? Black aristocrats in Tudor England, there were none. There was just one black servant who came from Spain with Catherine of Aragon, John Blank, and he only stayed a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    I'm not going anywhere near a slow paced black and white film.
    I grew up on Hammer House of horror, Bogis Karloff and tales of the unexpected.

    Roll a joint, chill out and check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    I'm not going anywhere near a slow paced black and white film.
    It's a TV series.


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    Quote Originally Posted by britanicus123 View Post
    Ripley is really a work of art, as well as entertaining.
    Too slow for me. I also couldn't bond with Ripley. But I did like the B&W.

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    Ripley is beautifully filmed. Haven’t seen the whole series but episode one set things up nicely for the murderous grifter, Ripley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Ripley is beautifully filmed. Haven’t seen the whole series but episode one set things up nicely for the murderous grifter, Ripley.

    Just watched all new b and w over 2 nights, the monochrome enhances the darker mood, less romantic, musical than the movie

    Equally good in different ways

    No spoilers but many differences to the original which rather than grate revealed another take on the author's brlliance. time well spent 9/10

    Also real treats for Caravaggio fans, final scene a stunner!!

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    Thanks to whoever recommended 'Malcom in the Middle'. I just finished watching the pilot episode and I'm looking forward to the rest.

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    'Sugar' an 8 part series on Apple TV with Colin Farrell starring as an LA private detective looking into the disappearance of the granddaughter of a famous film producer.

    After 2 episodes its watchable but imo is spoilt by trying too hard to pay homage the the film noir movies of Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade.
    Farrell's character John Sugar is a film buff and there are regular cuts to 40s/50s black and white movies which I think are unnecessary.
    Sugar also acts as part narrator of the story.

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    Dune 2 is easily downloadable.

    I watched it last night, meh...

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    Re the post about 'Sugar' - sounds like the recent 'Monsieur Spade' with Clive Owen - failed for me.
    Monsieur Spade (TV Mini Series 2024) - IMDb

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    This sounds watchable

    Fallout


    The first thing to note is that, as with The Last of Us, there is no need for any viewer to be au fait with the source material of Fallout, Amazon’s new competitor in the field of hit video game adaptations (though a fan of the game who watched it with me assures me that there is much to enjoy in addition to the basic narrative if you are).


    For newcomers such as me, this intelligent, drily witty, immaculately constructed series set in the Fallout universe fully captivates and entertains on its own terms. It opens in 1950s America, at the height of the cold war and the “red scare”, with former TV star Cooper Howard (Walton Goggins) reduced to appearing at a children’s birthday party after being tarred with the pinko brush. A mushroom cloud appears on the horizon, the blast wave hits, the apocalypse arrives.




    All those who can afford it rush to the secure vaults they have had built in preparation. We cut to Vault 33 two centuries later, by which point they appear to be doing very nicely. All the naivety of the 50s and the better parts of its mores – politeness, consideration, cooperation, modesty and restraint – have been preserved, albeit with the occasional twist. Like daily weapons training, and chipper approaches to the avoidance of marrying one of your many cousins.


    The underground idyll is shattered when they are brutally raided by surface dwellers led by a woman called Moldaver (Sarita Choudhury). Vault Overseer Hank MacLean (Kyle MacLachlan) is kidnapped and his daughter Lucy (Ella Purnell) defies orders from the remaining Council and leaves the Vault to find him. As a wide-eyed believer in the Golden Rule (do unto others as you would have them do unto you), she is wildly unprepared for the array of delights surface-dwelling holds. It’s not like she can disguise herself effectively either. As one gnarled resident of the desperate nearby town of Filly says – “Clean hair, good teeth, all 10 fingers. Must be nice.”




    Surface threats include, but are not limited to: giant cockroaches, godawful sea monsters (the Gulper’s innards haunt my dreams), radiation poisoning, strung-out survivors, fanatics of various kinds, puppy incinerators and cannibalistic Fiends. The Brotherhood of Steel try to control the Wasteland but you can’t help but feel, committed warrior faction though they are, that they are on a losing wicket. The Brotherhood is divided into Lords (in battered Iron Man-esque suits), Squires who attend and hope to become them and Aspirants training as Squires. Aspirant Maximus (Aaron Moten) is our guy and we follow him as he rises from bullied victim to rogue Lord. His mission? Acquire the severed head that Lucy also needs to find, containing a chip that Moldaver wants (and which Lucy hopes to trade for Daddy MacLean).


    The biggest threat of all, however, is the Ghouls, and one in particular – a noseless, mutated remnant of Cooper Howard who is also hunting for the head and the bounty on it. He is the first to cross paths with Lucy, and oh the fun we have! By the end of a fishing trip, she’s in such a state that if she were to return to Filly, they would probably accept her unquestioningly as one of their own.




    Co-creators Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner somehow manage to combine traditional post-nuclear apocalypse tropes with semi-ironic takes on 50s motifs, B-movie conventions and horror-level blood and gore (and work in plenty of Easter eggs and other pleasures for gamers). It’s a perfectly paced story that is both funny and self-aware without winking at the camera, undercutting our increasing emotional investment in characters who reveal – and sometimes unexpectedly redeem – themselves layer by layer. If I tell you that the organ-harvesting robot is voiced by Matt Berry, that the Ghoul’s meeting with a long-lost, rotting colleague almost made me cry and that neither element jarred with the other, perhaps that will convey something of the triumphant balancing act that is maintained throughout the eight-episode series.


    It is, if you’ll pardon the pun, an absolute blast. Goggins is wonderful as both the unsullied golden boy Cooper and the wretched Ghoul, Moten brings such nuance to what could easily be a one-note role and Purnell performs Lucy’s fall from innocence brilliantly. The growing mystery back at Vault 32, as Lucy’s brother Norm (Moises Arias) becomes suspicious of the origins of the murderous raid and the supposedly benign Council that has protected them all these years, adds yet another strand to the story and ratchets up the tension even further. In short, for Fallout, I’m all in.

    Fallout review – an absolute blast of a TV show | Television | The Guardian

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    ^^ No, I didn't enjoy Spade either.
    Clive Owen came across as totally uninterested.

    Sugar has for me a better storyline and would be improved if were played simply as LA private detective investigates missing granddaughter of famous film producer with the film noir private detective references

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    A year old but this witty smart conversation between Daily Show's Jon Stewart and Uk Private Eye editor and HIGNFY PANELIST Ian Hislop popped up as a suggestion , demolishes Trump Truss and Blojo


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    Fallout is indeed entertaining sci-fi farce, an 8/10 for me.

    And on a similar theme of over-the-top sci-fi nonsense:

    Parasyte: The Grey

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    Korean with English subs, although if you have Netflix there is English dubbing.

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    Anyone watched Baby Reindeer on Netflix? true story of man being stalked by a crazy women, think the guy playing the lead is the man it happened to. Bit of trans in it and buggery, might put some off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by britanicus123 View Post
    Anyone watched Baby Reindeer on Netflix? true story of man being stalked by a crazy women, think the guy playing the lead is the man it happened to. Bit of trans in it and buggery, might put some off.
    It's parts scary, hilarious, disturbing and quite well written and acted.

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    The post. Excellent movie.


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    Baby Reindeer is excellent. I started watching in the afternoon and bing watched the whole thing. That good.

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    Gangster No.1, a little unknown but a good watch

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