The Last Film You Watched..... IV

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GOG 1954 (Via Youtube) Classic early 50's Sci-Fi I with all the usual over acting and cheesiness which I love...😉

Starring:-   Richard Egan,Constance Dowling,Herbert Marshall,John Wengraf ,Steve Roberts,Marian Richman,Phillip Van Zandt,Valerie Vernon,Byron Kane,David Alpert,Michael Fox,William Schallert,Aline Towne,Jean Dean,Al Bayer Tom Daly,Andy Andrews and Julian Ludwig.

A mechanical brain is programmed to sabotage the government's secret lab while working on the first space station.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWxIZF4aC6Q

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Watched Orders Are Orders 1955 (Vai Talking pictures channel Sky 328). Quite amusing slapstick featuring classic comedy actors from later fame just an enjoyable romp....☺️

Starring:- Brian Reece,Margot Grahame,Raymond Huntley,Sid James,Tony Hancock,Peter Sellers,Clive Morton,June Thorburn,Maureen Swanson,Peter Martyn,Bill Fraser,Edward Lexy,Barry MacKay,Donald Pleasence,Eric Sykes and Leonard Williams.

A film production company decides to make a new science fiction film in an army barracks, using the soldiers as extras. This does not go down well with the commanding officer, who attempts to make life as difficult as possible for the film crew.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knQN6tunXjg

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Watched the B&W classic Stanley Kubrick's  Dr Strangelove 1964 (Via BBCi) Peter Sellers in one of his most iconic of film roles,  starring alongside some other notable stars of the era and an early appearance by the voice of Darth Vader JEJ.  The film still has its relevant thought provoking and comic moments all these years after it was made....👍

Starring:-  Peter Sellers,George C. Scott,Sterling Hayden,Keenan Wynn,Slim Pickens,Peter Bull,James Earl Jones,Tracy Reed and hane Rimmer.

An American Brigadier puts the world on the verge of a nuclear catastrophe, when he deploys a B-52 bomber on the Russians, without informing his superiors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE9CmX15PYA

Geoff.

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Infernal Affairs

The film that Martin Scorcese's The Departed was based on.  Frankly, I had hoped it would be better, but it felt like it was all the best bits of Scorcese's film put together, with the padding and exposition removed.  

6 Underground

Just your average Michael Bay movie, really - gunfights, explosions, car chases, chaos and mayhem, and that's just within the first five minutes.  Hard to say whether I liked it or not! 

Under Siege

Probably about the only decent Steven Segal film there is!  Great fun, though.

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John Wick Chapter 3 Parabellum 2019 (Via Netflix) a lot better than the 2nd and on a par with the 1st IMPO, also the film is open to a chapter 4 after the ending......👌

Starring:- Keanu Reeves,Halle Berry,Ian McShane,Laurence Fishburne,Mark Dacascos,Asia Kate Dillon,Lance Reddick,Anjelica Huston,Saïd Taghmaoui,Jerome Flynn,Cecep Arif Rahman,Yayan Ruhian,Boban Marjanović,Randall Duk,Riccardo Scamarcio,Jason Mantzoukas,Robin Lord Taylor,Susan Blommaert,Tobias Segal,Roger Yuan,Arjon Bashiri, Tiger Chen,Vladimir and Vlado Mihailov, Danish Bhatt, and Candace M. Smith.

After gunning down a member of the High Table -- the shadowy international assassin's guild -- legendary hit man John Wick finds himself stripped of the organization's protective services. Now stuck with a $14 million bounty on his head, Wick must fight his way through the streets of New York as he becomes the target of the world's most ruthless killers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i8C-GOsHo0

 

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  The Limehouse Golem 2016 (Via BBCi - Available until 26/01) A short film at 1hr-41mins but none the less a watchable even though slow at times film that has fine actors plying they're craft and keeping you interested with a good twist at the end.

WARNING:  Does have a little gore where necessary to aid the storyline but some may find it still to much.

 

Starring:- Bill Nighy,Olivia Cooke,Amelia Crouch,Douglas Booth,Daniel Mays,Sam Reid,María Valverde,Eddie Marsan,Henry Goodman Paul Ritter,Morgan Watkins,Peter Sullivan,Adam Brown and Clive Brunt.

After a series of violent murders scandalises Victorian London, the Limehouse Golem strikes fear into the hearts of the public, whilst also capturing people's imagination.   Into this melting pot is thrust the well-meaning Inspector Kildare, who has never been given a murder case before. He knows he has been set up to fail but soon uncovers a lead that implicates Karl Marx, George Gissing and the popular music hall star Dan Leno, and follows the trail, wherever it may lead, through the seediest and most intriguing parts of London

https://youtu.be/MCJp8-MebGY

 

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 Mrs Lowry And Son (2019 - Via Netflix) A well acted Drama film considering it only has the interaction between two main characters for most of the film.   I will say at least to myself very emotional in one particular scene,  if you like biopics then this is for you as I liked it a lot.

Starring:-  Vanessa Redgrave,Timothy Spall,Stephen Lord,Wendy Morgan,Michael Keogh,John Alan Roberts,Rose Noble and Laurence Mills.

Mrs Lowry & Son is a biographical drama film set in Pendlebury Greater Manchester, chronicling the life of the renowned artist L. S. Lowry. It was directed by Adrian Noble from a screenplay written by Martyn Hesford who also wrote the original play, and considers the relationship between Lowry and his mother Elizabeth, who has reservations over her son's career in painting.[2] It stars Timothy Spall in the title role with Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Lord, David Schaal and Wendy Morgan in supporting roles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTOiVivEmwo

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Son Of Soul 2015 (Via BBCi - Available until 19/02) In German, Hungarian, Yiddish, Russian, Polish, French, Greek, Slovak and Hebrew - with English subtitles.     The film is just as powerful as if it where in English and is a snapshot into what must have happened for real.  It shows how even amongst themselves they were bullied by other nationalities,   I would assume it is based on what horror stories that came from survivors memories through the ages  ?  

The world at times it seems forgets about this the most heinous of all WW2 cruelties inflicted by human against other humans even to the point of holocaust deniers......

Starring:- Géza Röhrig,Levente Molnár,Urs Rechn,Sándor Zsótér,Todd Charmont,Uwe Lauer,Christian Harting,Kamil Dobrowolski,Jerzy Walczak,Marcin Czarnik,István Pion,Attila Fritz,Amitai Kedar,Márton Ágh Levente Orbán,Tom Pilath,Mihály Kormos,Juli Jakab,Mendy Cahan and Jeles András.

1944 Auschwitz - Saul Auslander is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, a unit of concentration camp prisoners forced to work for the Germans as they exterminate their fellow prisoners. One day Saul sees the body of a young child who he believes to be his own son, and he becomes obsessed with rescuing it from suffering the fate of the other murdered prisoners. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSabBa9IWYs

Geoff.