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chrisno1 wrote:

I don't get out much:
THE LOOKING GLASS WAR
Saw it on Talking Pictures TV. Interesting but dull like most Le Carre adaptations.

Golrush007 wrote:

I haven't seen this particular adaptation, but from everything I've heard from Le Carre fans it is probably the most disappointing screen adaptation of a Le Carre novel.

I read this book last year, I think it would be difficult to adapt to a film.
Its more like a parody of the spy genre, about a leftover spy department from World War II wallowing in nostalgia and seeing a chance to get back in the game one last time. The Circus cynically manipulates them behind the scenes to ensure they go away, but one sucker is sent behind enemy lines with tragic results.
A clever story, well structured with good character studies, but not really cinematic in its potential.

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Caught DAF on the telly yesterday. I missed the Dutch scenes. Wint and Kidd are awesome. Like the actors who have played Bond that have thier own spin on the character, the actors who played Blofeld have thier own take on that character as well. Charles Gray plays him as a suave and charming person, but is quick to weasel his way out of trouble when it all hits the fan.

I get that he is the leader of the most evil organisation  and i understand he needs to go incognito in public, but dressing him in drag? He looks like a panto dame.

Great theme song. My second favourite of the Shirley Bassey trilogy.

I think Jimmy Dean has great chemistry with Sean Connery. They work well together.

Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

" I don't listen to hip hop!"

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ajb007/lol  I watched it on blu-ray yesterday myself.I quite like the
shabby Vegas location, before it changed to the modern city,

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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hehadlotsofguts wrote:

He looks like a panto dame.

(All together) Oh no he doesn't!

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Death Wish. The new Bruce Willis one. Not sure the point of this remake, too far removed from the original and to be fair Bronson was far more convincing.

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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Barbel wrote:
hehadlotsofguts wrote:

He looks like a panto dame.

(All together) Oh no he doesn't!

ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

" I don't listen to hip hop!"

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Red 2 : Not as bad as I remembered, quite fun really.

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Fate of the Furious : ( 4K uhd ) This film looks amazing in 4k, the cars
the girls, the action  ajb007/cheers and at 68 Kurt Russell is still one of the coolist
guys on the planet

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Venus (2006), with Peter O'Toole as a randy old actor openly lusting after his friend's teenage niece, played by Jodie Whitaker.  This could have been gamey, but it's actually kind of sweet and sad, with the late O'Toole in fine form.  And who'd-a thunk that Dr. Who actually looks pretty good without clothes on?

Vox clamantis in deserto

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I've just watched the trailer for "I spit on your grave : Deja vu "
ajb007/lol  I have to asume this is a piss take ? it looks terrible in a
good way, I was waiting for the late great Leslie Nielsen to make
an appearance, and "Angel has Fallen", looks fun   ajb007/martini

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Ens007 wrote:

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: Starring Zac Effron

Well acted - especially from the lead who managed to display many of Bundy's mannerisms & 'charm' very well ... however the movie could have been so much more in my opinion.  Having read a lot regarding Bundy over the years, it failed to show a lot of what he actually did (gore not even required in that regard) and how the horrifying story actually unfolded, plus it missed showing his truly evil side or his cunning.  This may well be due to it being told from the perspective of his former partner & perhaps she never truly saw the true monster that he was. 

I wouldn't put anyone off watching it, however it left me feeling like it was a missed opportunity to actually nail the story.

Pity, I was thinking of going to the cinema to see that one. That's a very rare event for me! ajb007/smile

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Enjoying the "Scary Movie"  series  ajb007/lol  I still laugh out loud at these Films ajb007/martini

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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I've busted my shoulder, so I'm playing catch up:

TAKEN 3 - crikey, this was a gore fest, hated it.

THE SEA WOLVES - odd little film, dated even in 1980, had no idea it  was based on a James Leasor novel and a true story, Roger Moore is rather good in it, Gregory Peck is dreadful

THE LADY VANISHES - why exactly did they remake a classic?

THE CHASE - Excellent, Deep South melodrama, Brando was one of my idols as a youth and I rate his performance very high in this one, Clifton James has a small part, Jane Fonda is gorgeous, an underrated gem

THE PASSENGER - typically enigmatic Antonioni movie, beautiful photography, it utilises Hemingway's 'iceberg' characterisation in a cinematic form and as American studios don't understand that sort of theory, the distributor hacked it to pieces to try to make it a thriller instead of a character study. This was the long version and its very, very good indeed.

SAFE - a very worrying film, too violent with paedophilic undertones, Luv Besson did this with better characters and a multi-textured story in Leon. 

ICE COLD IN ALEX - can't believe I'd never seen this, quite a good film, the beginning is particularly fine as it introduces characters quickly and concisely while still managing to portray the unending horror and chaos of war, but I didn't care much for the all too easy ending.

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Guava Island. Good little film.

Nonso Anozie incredibly menacing would make a fantastic Bond baddie. (The perfect Mr Big!)

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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A Shot in the Dark   ajb007/lol  Inspector Clouseau  ajb007/martini

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."