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Old 29.01.2016, 18:25
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Re: Movie recommendations

Yes thanks - Mark Kermode's job and to afford his house in Brockenhurst, New Forest

Kingsmen I've seen and enjoyed.. lots of fun and great cast.

The Princess Bride, don't think Ive seen it.. but this is going back a good few years, right?

Reminds me of the brilliant "LadyHawke' with Rumple of the Bailey's Leo Mckern and a very young Matthew Broderick. I loved that movie

Blueangel - agree but do try the movie again, as yes it is slow burner at the beginning then it takes off. It's really good.
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Old 29.01.2016, 18:50
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Re: Movie recommendations

The Princess Bride is 1987 I think - around the same time as Ladyhawke. How beautiful is Rutger Hauer in that movie? TPB is, however, even better. I love LadyHawke, don't get me wrong, but TPB is just superb, truly. Give it a go - you won't be sorry! No idea if it's on Netflix...
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Old 29.01.2016, 18:52
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Yep it's on Netflix!


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Old 29.01.2016, 19:09
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Re: Movie recommendations

I found "The Spectacular Now" to be quite interesting. The story itself is a bit meh, it is everywhere. The acting was superb.
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Get your filthy eyes of my Rutger! He's MINE!!!!!!
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Old 29.01.2016, 20:55
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I'm patiently waiting for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies .
I presumed you meant two separate movies.. but then I looked it up
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Old 29.01.2016, 21:03
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Re: Movie recommendations

If you enjoy films in English, and foreign films in VO - look our for your local Cine Club, most towns have got one. We've had a fabulous season so far- and we have 2 local Cine Clubs, 1 in France and 1 in Switzerland.
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Old 29.01.2016, 21:22
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I presumed you meant two separate movies.. but then I looked it up

Nope - and it was a book first. Utterly bonkers but somehow it works - if you're in the right frame of mind. A bit like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. (Disengage brain, enjoy burly man swinging his axe. Not a euphemism.)

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Ok - Westley is mine, however.... snarf.


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Old 30.01.2016, 13:44
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Re: Movie recommendations

Look out for the new Swiss film 'Sweet girls'

a modern version of Arsenic and Old Lace, where 2 young women decide that there are just too many old people around, and find a way to lure them and just get rid! Filmed at Le Lignon near Geneva, the largest block of flats in Switzerland and perhaps Europe (not tall but VERY long) built in the 80s.

Its head photographer film maker may well be along soon to tell you more about it.
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Old 31.01.2016, 01:07
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Look out for the new Swiss film 'Sweet girls'

a modern version of Arsenic and Old Lace, where 2 young women decide that there are just too many old people around, and find a way to lure them and just get rid! Filmed at Le Lignon near Geneva, the largest block of flats in Switzerland and perhaps Europe (not tall but VERY long) built in the 80s.

Its head photographer film maker may well be along soon to tell you more about it.




Thanks Odile... but... Arsenic and Old Lace happens to be one of my most favourite films, it's always in my top ten (otherwise it's a bit of a moveable feast) and this remake news makes me a little sad! Plus the original wasn't about just getting rid - the crazy old Aunties actually thought they were doing the homeless men a kind service.


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Old 31.01.2016, 01:40
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Re: Movie recommendations

"Withnail and I"
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Old 31.01.2016, 13:56
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Re: Movie recommendations

Didn't find Princess Bride on Netflix.

Odd Thomas caught my eye: a bit manic but fun. I also watched Electric Storm mostly because it had Tommy Lee Jones and Kelly McDonald in it (both in No Country for Old Men): a good if not a slow movie.

EDIT: Speaking of Kermode, he has given Spotlight a big thumbs up in Film Review this week.

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Old 31.01.2016, 14:34
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Re: Movie recommendations

[QUOTE=Swisstree;2528575]Didn't find Princess Bride on Netflix.

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Really? It's on mine. And I signed up to the Swiss version (?) when got here - I pay in CHFs not £s. I searched "The Princess" and there it was...
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Old 31.01.2016, 14:52
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In the UK - will try Swiss netflix when back in CH.

Funny, presumed both would be the same.
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Old 31.01.2016, 14:59
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Re: Movie recommendations

Oooh, no. I made the same assumption and was badly bitten when Little Rufus wanted to watch the 70s Winnie the Pooh movie only to find it's not on Swiss Netflix. Nor is Despicable me 2. I know - more of a first world problem! Thankfully she could be placated with Kung Fu Panda.


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Old 01.02.2016, 19:32
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Re: Movie recommendations

The Imitation Game - has anyone seen it? Any good?
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Old 01.02.2016, 19:36
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My mum has and she loved it - and that's high praise indeed as she fell asleep in two Harry Potter's and at least one of the LOTR. I can forgive her dozing off during The Thin Red Line. Who didn't?


It's another one I missed... ah Benedict - such a lovely voice. Actually, I think, vocally, he may be Alan Rickman's successor... sigh.


The Kenneth Branagh Cinderella is lovely, incidentally. It's basically a remake of the 50s Disney cartoon as they both use the same Charles something fairytale not the Grimm version.
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Re: Movie recommendations?

There's a new one written by charlie kaufman: anomalisa.
Definitely on par with his other works: eternal sunshine, being john malkovich, adaptation
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Old 01.02.2016, 22:40
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Definitely on par with his other works: eternal sunshine, being john malkovich, adaptation
Thanks, will keep an eye out for it. Being J. Malkovich was exceptionally good.
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Old 01.02.2016, 23:19
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Re: Movie recommendations

Brooklyn: the story of a young Irish woman, from Wexford who migrates to New York in the 1950's, and later visits her mother in Ireland.

http://www.cineman.ch/movie/2015/Brooklyn/

I saw it in Bern this Sunday in English. It's a film for ladies, and definitely worth more than the 3 out of 5 marks that Cine-man give it!
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