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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Machete (2010)
« on: June 12, 2011, 03:30:32 PM »
looked forward to this skipped theatre release got the dvd
its OK but lost its way after half an hour
I like trejo just wish he was given somthing decent to do

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Peckinpah's CROSS OF IRON plus documentary
« on: June 12, 2011, 03:25:59 PM »
this is one great movie and the book is even better

Off-Topic Discussion / Leone and Pirates
« on: June 12, 2011, 03:17:51 PM »
I know Pirate of the carribbean is not everyones cup of tea, but I really like this bunch of movies
all the more so due to the Leone tie ins.
Sparrow and Tuco
the tip of the cap to once upon a time in the west in Worlds end
the watches For a Few Dollars More
And the great music score.
Its all just great fun, but I like the undertones that you can see in the films
Leone could have made these and they would have been classics

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Martin Rushent Dead at 63
« on: June 12, 2011, 03:06:01 PM »
As one who worked for the Stranglers back in them days I knew Martin
he was the man who made the stranglers sound on disc
he will be be missed
Time is catching up on all of us.

Keep an ear open for Racheal Portman
she has done some excellent scores

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Righteous Kill (2008)
« on: March 19, 2009, 03:27:06 PM »
Enjoyable but not the real film these two need together
some how I don't think they will ever get the right one

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: March 19, 2009, 03:22:47 PM »
Cringe if you like but I just got blown away by the 2006 movie
The Lake House
Sandra Bullock, Keanau Reeves.
I usually dislike romantic films but picked the DVD up cos Bullock looked do nice on the box cover
I sat and watched it transfixed what a part she plays Reeves supports her well they are good together
and Christopher Plumber great as the father.
Story taken from Il Mare Keorean film and it crackles although has a couple of unexplained holes.
The movie score is excellent as well by Racheal Portman, with a Macca track.
worth a watch I loved it

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Valkyrie (2008)
« on: March 19, 2009, 03:16:44 PM »
Left it late but saw Valkyrie today and was pretty impressed.
I have studied German history for years and anyone can tell you that the
roots of Operation Valkyrie are not covered in the film nor the scale of the plot.
But at the end of the day Valkyrie is a two hour movie to entertain and let your average person
get an overview of the basic plot, this the film did in a realistic way.
Now for Mr Cruise, over the years I stand accused of Tom bashing, but it stopped with this role.
he really did look like Stauffenburg and put his all into the role which he portrayed with tact and a depth of seriousness
The exections at the end were very well acted if a little clean.
The set at the actual Bendlerblock must have seen some ghosts and helped the right feel for the tragic ending of the
top plotters.
Tom Cruise for all his funny ways has to be given a pat on the back for this one.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
« on: March 19, 2009, 03:02:49 PM »
My,My it's been a long time since I posted here.
Blue Velvet a real gem, just one of them little movies that often gets a watch from the old collection
Hopper is brillant.
But for me Rosselini steals this movie, so sexy in a ugly way and full of pain

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: May 21, 2007, 04:42:14 PM »
Sat with Daughter tonight and watched Get Carter she is doing a written exam on the movie tommorow.
This is one of British cinema's gems, Cain plays Jack at full throttle and it is one of his finest performances.
The supporting cast is a who's who of the  British sixties.
If you have never seen this movie do so.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: John Rambo Teaser Trailer Released!!
« on: May 21, 2007, 04:39:26 PM »
Watched First Blood at the weekend and I still like this film its very good and keeps you gripped, Stallone is great but for me Brian Dennahey steals the show and a very young Caruso shows he has potential.
The follow on Rambo's were dross but First Blood was just right

Enjoyed Heat, but it was not a classic movie that should have been offered two these fine actors.
I hope their second outing together is much more fruitful

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: "God Save the Queen" at 30
« on: May 21, 2007, 03:48:09 AM »
The Clash really got into Spags, specially Joe Strummer, after the Clash called it a day he went on to form the Mescaraloes and released an LP caller Walker which is Spag all the way through well worth a listen.
Seems lots of Punks got bit by Leone 999 recorded the greatest Morricone rock tribute in a ditty called Obssessed this is a must to check out, knowing Nick Cash I was told he wrote the song while drunk one night on tour in the states watching For A Few Dollars More.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: "God Save the Queen" at 30
« on: May 20, 2007, 09:16:04 AM »
Banjo I am humble at your words.
What is to add about the late seventies is the absolute deluge of great music and I talk not only of Punk, Bryan Frerry, Bowie, Meat Loaf among others as well as some of the great disco tracks, this wave of great music kept comming till the late eighties when we saw the emergence of rap and hip hop which totally destroyed efforts by talented artists from around the world.
Basically what happened was that the DJs out their decided that they wanted a slice of the action and went into self promotion with sampling and techno where's before they were the sad twats that got a slap if they did not put the right music on.
Also Rap and Hip hop gave a whole raft of untalented idiots the chance to get in the charts. now I know some would say that matches what punk did, but here they are very wrong, there was not one Punk band who could not play an instument and even if they started as one chord wonders they soon were very skilled at their art.
Also very disturbing is the scenceless promotion of violence,drugs and using women as sex objects within Rap, this is extreme and has no focus apart from being the biggest arsehole in the gang.
Other types of music also speak of violence but it tends to be based on situations where action and fighting is needed, more a reportage than open declaration of macho aggression.
Music needs a real new style to move it on now a new act that will capture immaginations, we have only seen this on a few occasions with Elvis, The Beatles and the Sex Pistols. 

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: "God Save the Queen" at 30
« on: May 19, 2007, 04:54:09 PM »
Hey guys this shows my age, I worked for the Stranglers and prior to doing that I used to go down to see them in the Hope and Anchor pub in Upper Street Islington Steve Jones and Paul Cook from the Pistols used to turn up and Jet Black the stranglers drummer used to give Paul Cook the Pistols drummer tips on how to play.
Also Joe Strummer used to be around a lot when he had a band called the 101ers he always used to go on about how he wanted a band like the stranglers, he was soon to get his wish (god bless him), others that used to turn up for the Stranglers were Captain Sensible of the Damed, Bruce Springsteen, Chrissie Hynde, Artur Basic of the Lurkers.
The arguments as to which side of the Atlantic punk came from will never be solved, musically I would say New York, it never really took off in the States as the social conditions in New York at the time just were not representative of America as a whole, whilst the UK was in the crapper all over and we had The Sex Pistols, The Stranglers,The Damned and the Clash along with a host of other great Punk bands like 999, UK Subs, The Jam, Stiff Little Fingers, Sham 69 and the Vibrators among many others.
In the USA only the Ramones held steady, Blondie mellowed to soon and the Dead Kennadys came just a little to late also Punk in America was more a fashion where's in the UK it was Political, a rage from the kids who had nothing and were never going to have anything if it was left to our elders also we had a figure head in the Queen to shout our rage at.
Hell it was a great time, I would love to go back and experience it all over again.

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