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Innocent Egbunike

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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:10 am

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Undoubtedly my fav actor. Drexyl my fav baddie. Great clip here from my fav film...


Brilliant character and film...'ah, I know I'm pretty, but I'm not as pretty as a..'

The best Tarantino film that wasn't a Tarantino film.
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:17 am

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I'm a bit younger again (and given that I'm 40, it shows what a bunch or old buggers we are here) so I was going out on Union Street in the mid-to-late 90s when the Warehouse waned and JFKs became more popular. Jesters was ever-present though, despite (or perhaps because of) it being a dump. It seemed sketchier at the start of that period than at the end. I went to Blondes three times, at the insistence of others, and there was a dancefloor-clearing brawl each time. I suppose that period also covers the point when bouncers had to be accredited, and security firms moved towards turning potential trouble away at the door, rather than letting them in in the hopes of having a ruck later.

Anyway, the film sounds interesting, and I'll probably give it a watch. Detroit is also very good indeed. I've not got to the pictures much, so I've been watching things on Netflix. Monsters is great - a low budget sci-fi/horror flick - as is the Green Room, with Patrick Stewart as a Neo-Nazi leader who sets dogs on people. I also watched Network for the first time, and loved it!

Think I must have moved away completely before JFK's had its day. The Warehouse was the only half-decent night in Plymouth when Cultural Vibes was there in the early 90's, if you were into that sort of thing. It always amazed me that Jesters had punchbag machines and played re-runs of boxing on the TVs in there, as if they were encouraging people to kick off. Hated it in there.

Liked Green Room - managed to balance gruesome with genuine suspense. Been on a Netflix binge lately - Mindhunter and Ozark stand out. Currently on The Sinner.
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:55 pm

I came across an American TV film from 1983 earlier called " THE DAY AFTER ", Its all about the after effects of a nuclear war .
Found it to be quite good, surprisingly.
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:44 pm

Spring Breakers.

(Spoilers likely to follow because I haven't really thought this through.)

This film was on C4 the other night (it is also on Netflix should you feel the urge to watch it after reading this) and kept me up well late. It's not often that a film stays with me but this one did.

The plot, such as it is, is wafer thin: some girls rob a diner to get money so they can go to Florida and party like crazy for the Spring Break alluded to in the title. Obviously it all goes wrong and spirals away into... well you can probably guess.

So what was remarkable about the film? Well a couple of things the most obvious of which was the weather in Florida and the clothing it encouraged everybody to nearly wear. The Bikini Quotient in this film was astonishing as was the number of times bits of bikini seemed to be misplaced.

Basically it was all violence and sex and drugs and rock n roll (well hip hop actually but that spoils the word play).

That was it really. All very shallow, very voyeuristic, very exploitative. Character development almost non-existant. It was as dumb as it gets. Very much brain out stuff.

And yet... The film was very stylish and in parts very raw and real and in others almost phosphorescent and dreamy in appearance and through it all a sense of doom developed. There was also liberal usage of recurring dialogue in the manner a musical composer might use a motif throughout a piece of music. It was clear that it was all building towards a crescendo (to use another musical term) - and it did. It was a ll a bit ludicrous but it was definitely a crescendo.

So anyway there you have it. If you want to see a film with hot chicks in bikinis (some of the time) this is definitely the film for you. If you want to see something totally amoral such as something Tarantino might concoct then this is the film for you. If you want an unsympathetic account of descent into all sorts of horror, kind of like Trainspotting, this is the film for you. If you want something deep and meaningful with beautifully drawn (as opposed to just beautiful) characters this is not the film for you.

It has made me wonder if there was rather more to it than I give it credit for but I don't think there is. It's basically a blaxpoitation film with the blacks recast as hot white chicks in bikinis.

Was it rubbish? That's the big question. I'm going to cop out here because it was undeniably rubbish but it was very well done rubbish.

Do not watch this movie with your Mum.

8/10.
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:22 am

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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:58 pm

Just finished a Brendan Gleeson trilogy: The Guard on Saturday, Calvary last night and (for at least the third time) In Bruges tonight. All brilliant, and all probably read differently depending on whether the viewer was brought up Catholic or not.
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:17 pm

If you like In Bruges try Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri.
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:13 am

Can do one better than Granny as Was in the Antelope although only my feet make it into remembrance twas the Antelope on the Octagon. Me and a crowd of biker mates were in there shooting pool before going over to the ace of clubs. Guy comes in and offers us free beers and twenty quid each as extras. The guy you're on about was probably Si Trevan lived on the estate below the Golden Hind. Great artist who had a cartoon strip called the tot heads and played a mean boogie woogie piano. Great bunch of guys most of whom I've not seen in donkey years.
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:29 pm

SFD, Spring breakers was notorious as two of the main characters were played by child stars from Disney stable.
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:03 pm

It probably would have been notorious anyway but a film further away from the Disney Channel's output it is very hard to imagine.
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:38 pm

sounds like a top quality crap film to watch. I shall give it a go tonight.
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:55 pm

La Haine is worth a watch - was released in 1995 but over 20 years on still feels very current
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:13 pm

Here's one coming up soon for the panel: Sorceror.

It's on Film 4 next Tuesday at 11.20 pm.

I've never seen it but it looks like it might be a good un.
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:22 am

I've got a good one at about 6.20pm called sunset over the sea. I'll be watching it sipping a mojito.
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:59 am

Urgent!!

Freeview Ch 81 Talking Pictures TV

Sunday 9:20 The Music Box

Laurel and Hardy deliver a piano.

It gets no better than this!
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:47 pm

Sir Francis Drake wrote:
Urgent!!

Freeview Ch 81 Talking Pictures TV

Sunday 9:20 The Music Box

Laurel and Hardy deliver a piano.

It gets no better than this!
indeed simply brilliant franny Thumbs
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:07 pm

Sir Francis Drake wrote:
Urgent!!

Freeview Ch 81 Talking Pictures TV

Sunday 9:20 The Music Box

Laurel and Hardy deliver a piano.

It gets no better than this!

Too close to slapstick for my liking. The only thing missing is the squirty button hole, and rather large feet. Cinema isn't the place for comedy. Hardy, Lloyd, Lewis ? meh. Mel Brooks got a few chuckles out of me, but not many. The Marx thing raised a titter, but I've had better in the Dolphin on a Friday night.
If you like this sort of clown mirth, check out the 1970s revisit of the same old joke of logistics and mayhem, oops, I've stepped on an open manhole.
It's called The Plank. For my sins, I actually pootled along to the Drake to watch it in the 70s or whenever it was. All to do with the same logistics of physical moving of objects from A to B. Eric Sykes, Tommy Cooper, Stratford Johns, Jimmy Tarbuck etc., a sort of who's who of household faces not tythed to the Carry On estate at the time, although I do remember Jim Dale was a swinger for both camps.
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PostSubject: Re: ATD Film Club   Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:48 am

More Stan & Ollie on Ch 81 tonight.

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