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Spaceship Dispatcher
The Dig - an excellent Netflix play about the Sutton Hoo archaeological dig, mentioned by Professor Horner in Doctor Who: The Daemons, the artifacts from which are on display in the British Museum. With great performances from Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan (Doctor Who: Blink), Lily James and Johnny Flynn, this play blends its subject matter with human interest angles and the 1930s period setting just about perfectly, enhanced by stylish filming in some great locations. The concept of living on in the things we leave behind is left as a subtle overarching theme that links the purpose of archaeology with the lives of the characters, and it works really well. Highly recommended 10/10

...as is Emily in Paris, which we finished on Saturday and rated 9/10, albeit as a lighter show that's a lot of fun without any big punches but has lots of cultural and socio-political depth in the humour if you pay the dialogue and performances more attention than you might for the genre.
 
littlesue
Did anyone else catch the little gem of a programme on Talking Pictures last night at 6pm...Sherlock Holmes, starring Ronald Howard (son of Leslie Howard) and Howard Marion Crawford?
For a moment I thought I was watching the beginning of the first episode of Sherlock when Martin Freeman first meets Benedict in the lab..almost word for word the same (but that bit does come from a Study in Scarlet, I understand).
It was only 30 minutes long but very enjoyable with Archie Duncan (Little John in Robin Hood) as Inspector Lestrade.
It was made in 1954.
And Howard Marion Crawford is a very good Dr Watson. I'm looking forward to next Wednesday now.
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


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One Spare Part
littlesue wrote:

Did anyone else catch the little gem of a programme on Talking Pictures last night at 6pm...Sherlock Holmes, starring Ronald Howard (son of Leslie Howard) and Howard Marion Crawford?
For a moment I thought I was watching the beginning of the first episode of Sherlock when Martin Freeman first meets Benedict in the lab..almost word for word the same (but that bit does come from a Study in Scarlet, I understand).
It was only 30 minutes long but very enjoyable with Archie Duncan (Little John in Robin Hood) as Inspector Lestrade.
It was made in 1954.
And Howard Marion Crawford is a very good Dr Watson. I'm looking forward to next Wednesday now.

I saw the trailers then typically missed the programme. Must try harder.
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
sweevo
Hardware, a 1990 low-budget cyberpunk movie which I can best describe as a cross between The Terminator and Judge Dredd, with an awesome "theme tune" in the form of The Order of Death by Public Image Limited and featuring Lemmy (of Motorhead fame) and Iggy Pop in rare acting roles.
 
BradPaula
The Fighting Sea-Bees (1944) starring John Wayne.
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
sweevo
Lifeforce, a 1985 sci-fi/horror vampire movie which evokes high-tech Hammer Horror vibes and features a score by the late great Henry Mancini. I am not ashamed to say this is one of the few movies to genuinely disturb me in my youth (I was about 16 and I had just dropped out of high school, and I caught this late at night at my cousin's house). By the way, the main theme was "borrowed" in the original Baldur's Gate game, when the player is attacked by assassins. Have a listen.

Movie theme: https://www.youtu...sV7TuNMr5M
BG "Attacked by Assassins" music: https://www.youtu...5xyTZTlrXM
Edited by sweevo on 14 May 2021 01:15:24
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
Stowaway is very good, the new space fiction film on Netflix. It's an old school drama, pure science fiction about the challenges faced on a space journey, with the emphasis on the personal storylines rather than special effects, though the physical and CGI effects are extremely good. It was a breath of fresh air from films that really on conflict, horror tropes, or alien invasions to sell their stories!
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
The Queen's Gambit is probably my #1 recommendation of the year so far, double points - 20/10 Grin

Really engaging and moving and meaningful character drama with genuine creativity and sincerity in its themes, stylish, energetic, powerful, full of great performances, direction, design, post-production and passion for its period and subject matter. Even that description is probably under-selling this show.
 
sweevo
Earwig and the Witch, a 2020 television film by Studio Ghibli... and it's their first effort into full 3D/CGI animation á la Pixar. Something tells me I might not like this one.
 
Travisina
Watched the first ep of 'Pursuit of Love' (adapted from the book by Nancy Mitford). Period drama done in the style of 'Trainspotting', complete with voice over and freeze frames to introduce characters. And anachronistic music. It's definitely style over substance, and heavy handed. I won't bother with the rest - I'd rather read the book.
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Spaceship Dispatcher
Travisina wrote:

Watched the first ep of 'Pursuit of Love' (adapted from the book by Nancy Mitford). Period drama done in the style of 'Trainspotting', complete with voice over and freeze frames to introduce characters. And anachronistic music. It's definitely style over substance, and heavy handed. I won't bother with the rest - I'd rather read the book.

Thanks, warning noted Grin
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
Quite enjoyed Thunder Force this evening, a parody of the superhero genre in general but mostly of the modern DC and Marvel universes in particular. Loud and silly, yes, but also quite clever and some of the humour was actually quite dry with hardly any of the slapstick pratfalls I was expecting. Actually very well acted by all the leads, a good 8/10
 
BradPaula
Watched 'Reptilicus', a Danish attempt at doing Godzilla and hilariously failing. It was the new MST 3K version and a laugh a minute.
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
sweevo
Aliens (the extended "Special Edition" version) to celebrate what would have been Bill Paxton's 66th birthday. RIP, Ultimate Badass.
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
Watching a new reimagining of the Arthurian myth called Cursed in which Nimue is the main viewpoint character, a lot like the BBCtv series Merlin but updated with a more modern style and influences. Really enjoying it after four out of ten episodes, looking forward to catching up with the next five this evening!
 
littlesue
Watched another episode of One Step Beyond last night. Patrick McNee starred as the hubby taking his new missus on a ocean cruise in 1912....um, it didn't end well for him..
Also tonight at 6 on Talking Pictures, the 2nd episode of Sherlock Holmes with Ronald Howard and Howard Marion Crawford.
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


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Spaceship Dispatcher
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

Watching a new reimagining of the Arthurian myth called Cursed in which Nimue is the main viewpoint character, a lot like the BBCtv series Merlin but updated with a more modern style and influences. Really enjoying it after four out of ten episodes, looking forward to catching up with the next five this evening!

Final verdict on this, great fun to watch and not too demanding story-wise, mostly good leads with some great guest actors, stunning locations including the prominent recurring use of two Blake's 7 ones, but I'm not making this one a recommendation as it all ends on multiple cliff-hangers and the second series fell through the Covid cracks in film production. But, because it's a very old fashioned adventure story and not about revealing secrets or solving mysteries, I personally didn't find that not being able to follow what happened next affected my enjoyment of the previous ten episodes which remain great fun, witty and enjoyable regardless.
 
BradPaula
Watched "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949) starring John Wayne, John Agar and Forest Tucker. WWII drama about the taking of Iwo Jima by the US Marines.
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
sweevo
From Up on Poppy Hill, Studio Ghibli's 2011 coming-of-age drama about a pair of high school students who are in love with each other but may or may not be siblings.
 
One Spare Part
At long last, after having it recommended to me by RojKerr ages ago, I began a rewatch of Timeslip. 2 kids stumble across a hole in time which lets them cross back into WW2. Only watched 1 episode and I am hooked already. Great story and mystery, epic theme music and plenty of familiar faces from 1970s TV.
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
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